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  • Photos of the Week: 12/13-12/19

    In Focus
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    This week we have Santa Claus on a zip line in Brazil, a replica White House in Erbil, Iraq, freezing weather in Asia, the Taliban attack in Peshawar, Reindeer in Scotland, and the hostage crisis in Sydney, and much more. [35 photos] One of the hostages runs towards police from a cafe in the central business district of Sydney on December 15, 2014. Iranian-born Muslim cleric Man Haron Monis walked into the cafe and held a number of patrons and employees hostage, making demands of the Australian government. The standoff ended hours later in gunfire, with two hostages killed, and Monis shot by…
  • Photos of the Week: 12/06-12/12

    In Focus
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:21 am
    This week we have an oil spill in Bangladesh, protests about new pornography laws in London, the Afghan Bruce Lee, the breakup of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, the Grand Canyon filled with clouds, a big wave surfer in Nazare, and much more. [35 photos] A polar bear plays with a pylon during celebrations marking its first birthday in an enclosure at Tierpark Hellabrunn zoo in Munich on December 9, 2014. (Reuters/Michaela Rehle)
  • Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

    In Focus
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:14 am
    National Geographic Magazine just announce the winners of this year's photo contest. The Grand Prize Winner, Brian Yen, will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters to participate in its annual photography seminar. Gathered below are the winning images from the People, Nature, and Places categories, as well as honorable mentions, with captions written by the individual photographers. Be sure to see earlier selections of the entries, Part I, and Part II, earlier on In Focus. [19 photos] Grand Prize Winner. "A Node Glows in the Dark" In the last ten years, mobile data,…
  • After Pakistan Attack, 'the Smallest Coffins Are the Heaviest'

    In Focus
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:56 am
    Yesterday morning, seven militants from the Pakistani Taliban entered a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, opening fire on the students with automatic weapons and detonating multiple explosive devices. The attack killed 132 children and nine staff members, and another 120 were injured. All of the gunmen were killed when the attack was brought to an end eight hours later by government forces. The Pakistani Taliban, claiming responsibility, said the assault on the children was in retaliation for attacks on their own families in North Waziristan, where the Pakistani Army has been carrying out an…
  • Top 10 Odd Facts About Sex

    Mix Top Ten Lists
    admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:41 pm
    From creepy and bizarre fetishes to old practices, find out which surprising, yet odd sex facts made it to our top ten list. We warn you though, you may get just a little grossed out by some of the odd things people find hot.   10. Alfred Kinsey: Alfred Kinsey, author of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and founder of the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, had a collection of 5 million wasps and could insert a toothbrush into his penis, bristle-end first.  
 
 
 
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  • ‘The Colbert Report’ finale recap: Ending with a song, celebrity cameos and Alex Trebek

    Emily Yahr
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Instead of Stephen Colbert killing off his ultra-conservative pundit alter-ego on the final episode of “The Colbert Report” (as many assumed), he went with something different: Immortality.It’s true: In the end, Colbert’s famous character, champion of America and truthiness, will live forever. Although at first, it didn’t seem like we would get such a definitive ending to the long-running Comedy Central show. “I am an emotionless, igneous news rock,” Stephen Colbert informed the audience at the beginning. Technically, he said it at the very end of “The Daily Show,” when Jon…
  • Castro brothers’ resistance to change could test renewed U.S.-Cuba diplomacy

    Nick Miroff
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:25 pm
    During the 47 years that he ruled the island, Fidel Castro was a dominant and near-daily presence in the lives of ordinary Cubans. He cajoled, lectured and admonished them, feuding with enemies — especially the United States — in looping, animated speeches that lasted hours. On television, on the radio and in the Communist Party newspaper Granma, he was always there, talking, talking, talking.Read full article >>
  • Report: 8 children found stabbed to death in Australia home

    Fred Barbash
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:21 pm
    UpdatedEight children have been found stabbed to death near the town of Cairns in for northeastern Australia, according to Australian Broadcasting and other news outlets. So far no information is available from authorities about the circumstances of the crime, and no suspect has been identified.Read full article >>
  • Gifts of cheer — from mugs to microbe toys — from your friends at the FBI, CIA and NIH

    Emily Wax-Thibodeaux
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Trim your tree with an Ebola stuffed toy in the shape of the spindly virus, from the gift shop at the National Institutes of Health.Buy your loved one the perfect present for that decadent holiday getaway, a plush beach towel embroidered with the emblem of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Or a National Security Agency coffee mug decorated with encrypted messages. They decipher themselves when warm liquid is poured into the cup.Read full article >>
  • For U.S. businesses and tourists, opportunities abound in Cuba

    Karen DeYoung, Carol Morello
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:49 pm
    In the wake of President Obama’s historic decision to mend diplomatic ties with Cuba, U.S. businesses and potential tourists scrambled to figure out what new opportunities will be available on the island and to position themselves at the head of the line.Read full article >>
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    In Focus

  • Photos of the Week: 12/13-12/19

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    This week we have Santa Claus on a zip line in Brazil, a replica White House in Erbil, Iraq, freezing weather in Asia, the Taliban attack in Peshawar, Reindeer in Scotland, and the hostage crisis in Sydney, and much more. [35 photos] One of the hostages runs towards police from a cafe in the central business district of Sydney on December 15, 2014. Iranian-born Muslim cleric Man Haron Monis walked into the cafe and held a number of patrons and employees hostage, making demands of the Australian government. The standoff ended hours later in gunfire, with two hostages killed, and Monis shot by…
  • Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:14 am
    National Geographic Magazine just announce the winners of this year's photo contest. The Grand Prize Winner, Brian Yen, will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters to participate in its annual photography seminar. Gathered below are the winning images from the People, Nature, and Places categories, as well as honorable mentions, with captions written by the individual photographers. Be sure to see earlier selections of the entries, Part I, and Part II, earlier on In Focus. [19 photos] Grand Prize Winner. "A Node Glows in the Dark" In the last ten years, mobile data,…
  • After Pakistan Attack, 'the Smallest Coffins Are the Heaviest'

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:56 am
    Yesterday morning, seven militants from the Pakistani Taliban entered a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, opening fire on the students with automatic weapons and detonating multiple explosive devices. The attack killed 132 children and nine staff members, and another 120 were injured. All of the gunmen were killed when the attack was brought to an end eight hours later by government forces. The Pakistani Taliban, claiming responsibility, said the assault on the children was in retaliation for attacks on their own families in North Waziristan, where the Pakistani Army has been carrying out an…
  • 2014: The Year in Volcanic Activity

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:24 am
    Once again, it has been a particularly eventful year for the world's volcanoes. Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava. In 2014, erupting volcanoes included Mount Sinabung, Mount Kelud, and Sangeang Api in Indonesia, Bardarbunga in Iceland, Mount Ontake in Japan, Tungurahua in Ecuador, Pico do Fogo in Cape Verde, Mount Etna and Stromboli in Italy, Pavlof in Alaska, and Kilauea in Hawaii. Collected below are scenes from the wide variety of volcanic activity on Earth over the past year. [40 photos] Mount Sinabung spews…
  • Photos of the Week: 12/06-12/12

    12 Dec 2014 | 6:21 am
    This week we have an oil spill in Bangladesh, protests about new pornography laws in London, the Afghan Bruce Lee, the breakup of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, the Grand Canyon filled with clouds, a big wave surfer in Nazare, and much more. [35 photos] A polar bear plays with a pylon during celebrations marking its first birthday in an enclosure at Tierpark Hellabrunn zoo in Munich on December 9, 2014. (Reuters/Michaela Rehle)
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • How candy canes are made by hand [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:20 pm
    We're sure there are videos out there somewhere of sweatshop conditions in a candy cane factory, but for right now, we'll just pretend all the candy canes we see were made like the ones from Tallahassee, Florida's Lofty Pursuits, where Victorian candy making is anything but outdated. The post How candy canes are made by hand [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The holidays are here! The psychology of impulse buying [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Sights, smells, how a person gets to the store, and many other factors influence the frequency of impulse buys, so marketers will want to take note, and budget-conscious consumers will want to take warning. The post The holidays are here! The psychology of impulse buying [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Crazy woman drives her BMW with a boot on the wheel [video]

    Josh Urich
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Ever been so mad at the parking police that you're willing to destroy your expensive BMW SUV? Yeah, neither have we. But this lady was. Or maybe she was just showing off for the camera––after all, she was leaving a reality TV show audition. The post Crazy woman drives her BMW with a boot on the wheel [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Are you sitting too much? [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:59 pm
    We no longer have to rely on subjective experience to tell us something about sitting all day isn't cool. AsapSCIENCE sums up the research pretty convincingly that the easiest change you can make in the New Year that offers the biggest bang for your buck is getting up more often. The post Are you sitting too much? [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Meet the family that owns the world’s oldest family owned business [video]

    Josh Urich
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Houshi Ryokan is a small hotel built in the year 718 over a natural hot spring. For thirteen hundred years, the hotel has been run by the same family, generation after generation. Meet them in this video. The post Meet the family that owns the world’s oldest family owned business [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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    Radio Times

  • Saying goodbye to “The Colbert Report”

    jehrens
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: SHARILYN JOHNSON, ANDY GREENWALD, SARAH GRAY Last night, Stephen Colbert left his show, The Colbert Report after nine years of razor sharp satire and pointed criticism of American politics and the media that covers it. Today, we discuss the legacy of The Colbert Report, and what the future holds for its former host. We’ll be joined by comedy journalist and self-described “fake news fan girl” SHARILYN JOHNSON, who co-authored the book Bears and Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z, as well as ANDY GREENWALD who writes about television for Grantland, and by SARAH GRAY, who covers The…
  • The Pakistani Taliban school attack ; restoring relations with Cuba

    Debbie Bilder
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: Michael Kugelman, Peter Kornbluh The brutal attack on a school in Peshwar, Pakistan, that killed over 130 people, mostly students, has been met with outrage worldwide. In claiming responsibility, Pakistan’s Taliban said it was retaliating against the county’s military for their extensive ground operations. Joining us to talk about the situation in Pakistan is MICHAEL KUGELMAN, senior program associate for South and Southeast Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Then, we turn to President Obama’s surprising announcement Wednesday that the United States will restore diplomatic…
  • Ballot Talks, Radio Times on the Road edition: Congressional dysfunction

    jehrens
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Jon Runyan, Ross Baker In this edition of Ballot Talks: we take a listen to Marty’s most recent “Radio Times on the Road,” taped live in Moorestown, New Jersey on Tuesday night, in which she talked with outgoing congressman JON RUNYAN of New Jersey’s 3rd District. The former Eagle’s offensive-lineman decided not to run for re-election last year as he became disillusioned with the politics of governing. We’ll hear him describe the most frustrating aspects of the job, including the legislating and fund-raising processes. They are joined by Rutgers professor of political…
  • The fine art of bragging

    Susan Greenbaum
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: Ann Burnett and Susan Krauss Whitbourne It’s so much easier to brag these days! Social media sites like Facebook and Instagram give us the ideal forum to boast about our accomplishments, our relationships, our offspring and anything else that’s right with our world. Even simple things like the delicious meal we cooked for dinner or a vacation in the tropics can be turned into a public brag. So are we turning into a nation of braggarts now that it’s so convenient to share our good news? When is bragging over the top and when is it simply healthy self-promotion? Joining us to talk…
  • A conversation with Darrell Clarke, President of the Philadelphia City Council

    jehrens
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Darrell Clarke Philadelphia City Council President DARRELL CLARKE joins Marty in the studio. They’ll discuss some of the challenges that faced city council in the past year, and we’ll get his take on the council’s struggle with Mayor Michael Nutter over the privatization of Philadelphia Gas Works. We’ll hear about some of the budget issues that mar the city, and why Councilman Clarke advocated for the construction of a second casino in Philadelphia. Marty will also talk with Councilman Clarke about the year ahead and the upcoming mayoral race.
 
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    The Conversation

  • Cuba: notes from a frequent visitor

    Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Professor of History at Vanderbilt University
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:40 pm
    There's a lot to be rebuilt in downtown Havana Jane Landers, Author providedAs an historian who grew up in the Caribbean and who has been researching and traveling to Cuba since it was still a Soviet dependent, I have been asked frequently in the last few days my impression of the astounding news that the United States and Cuba have agreed to restore diplomatic relations with one another. My short answer is that this breakthrough in US-Cuban relations is hugely important and long overdue. The standoff was a remnant of the Cold War that made no sense when we deal with more repressive…
  • The Interview, Hollywood and the politics of ridicule

    Patricia Phalen, Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Is it ever okay to depict the assassination of living person? KCNA/ReutersSony’s decision to cancel the Christmas Day release of its film The Interview is drawing harsh criticism from Hollywood’s elite. George Clooney is asking everyone to stand up against the cancellation. Judd Apatow is defending comedy’s history of attacking people who are “bad to other people.” Rob Lowe, Steve Carell, Jimmy Kimmel and many, many more celebrities have added their voices to the mix. The Interview, which features Randall Park in the role of North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, follows an absurd (and…
  • The Stephen Colbert legacy

    Sophia A. McClennen, Director, Center for Global Studies at Pennsylvania State University
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Stephen Colbert created an extraordinary character: a right-wing, bloviating pundit who was both outrageous and adorable. Lucy Nicholson/ReutersIf you were following politics over the last few election cycles, you were most likely getting some of your information from satire. In fact, research has shown that in today’s political climate, satire has become one of the most influential sources of public discourse in our nation – especially for younger voters. Sometimes, satirical news shows even create news of their own that’s later reported on by mainstream outlets. A number of comedians…
  • How we found world’s deepest fish in the Mariana Trench – and why we must keep exploring

    Alan Jamieson, Senior Lecturer, Oceanlab at University of Aberdeen
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:37 pm
    The record-breaker poses for the camera, 8,145m below the waves. Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen, CC BYIt was our 14th expedition to the trenches of the Pacific Ocean, where depths can exceed 10,000m. And it was due to be our last for the foreseeable future. We had been aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s (SOI) vessel RV Falkor for 30 days. It was almost over. Then, it turned out to be “the big one”. For this was the expedition in which my colleagues and I discovered a snailfish living some eight kilometres below the waves, deeper than any fish we know of. My colleagues from the…
  • The last exiles

    Gustavo Perez Firmat, David Feinson Professor in Humanities, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:07 pm
    The author with his brother and father on the way to Florida Author provided“Normalization” – that’s been the word of the week among Cubans and Cuba watchers. Set aside for the moment whether it’s really possible for a dictatorship and a democracy to have normal relations, since normality implies a common norm. As a Cuban who has lived in the United States all of his adult life, the question for me is what normalization will mean for the nearly one million Cubans who reside in this country. This is not an easy question to answer, for the composition of the Cuban American community…
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    Slate Articles

  • Bad Movies, Good Podcast

    Mike Pesca
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Listen to Episode 160 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • The Music Club, 2014

    Lindsay Zoladz
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Hey Starbucks lovers,
  • Fast and Loose

    John Dickerson
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:46 pm
    President Obama has a more than 11-hour flight ahead of him to Hawaii, but at his press conference on Friday it felt like he was already on vacation. He was loose as he joked with a Politico reporter about the magazine’s new Brussels’ bureau, admitted to another he’d forgotten the back half of her list of questions, and even interrupted his remarks to say “bless you” to someone who sneezed. Before leaving the podium he offered the traditional Hawaiian Christmas salutation (Bing Crosby earworm available here). But if it seemed like he might let slip the cocktail…
  • America, Truck Yeah!

    Josh Voorhees
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    American car buyers are, as always, living in the present. With gas prices falling by more than $1 per gallon since this summer, consumers have responded by opting for big SUVs and light trucks instead of smaller and more fuel-efficient cars. In November, sales of the larger vehicles climbed by nearly 9 percent compared with the same month last year, while sales of the smaller ones dipped by a tenth of a percent. As the newly immortal Stephen Colbert would say, “carpe gasum.”
  • Dumb and Dumber and Dumberer

    Justin Peters
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:40 pm
    As 2014 draws to a close, America’s thoughts naturally turn to crime, and the people who were worst at it over the past year. To be clear, 2014 was not a great year for funny crime stories. I admittedly feel sort of weird writing a “Dumb Criminals of the Year” roundup because the crime story of the year was police misbehavior, and the inability or unwillingness of our justice system to do anything about it. But acknowledging the existence of the frivolous and the absurd doesn’t mean we don’t care about serious, important stories. So I’m giving myself permission to write about the…
 
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • The Billion-Dollar Industry You’re Probably Not Thinking About And More In MuckReads Weekly

    ProPublica
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:55 pm
    by Terry Parris Jr The billion-dollar industry you're probably not thinking about. Should your dog's medicine go through the same rigorous testing as the drugs you'd give your child or take yourself? Spoiler: They don't. An investigation by the Indianapolis Star found a "higher risk of unforeseen side effects, a legal arena that offers little protection to pet owners and marketing tactics that have been eliminated from the human drug market." Drug companies — which pulled in $7.6 billion in retail sales for animal medicines last year — could spend more…
  • How Do You Experience Segregation? Tell Us What #SegregationIs Where You Live

    ProPublica
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    by Nikole Hannah-Jones Tweet #SegregationIs ___________ Fill in the blank. Tell us about your everyday experiences with segregation by sending us your comments and photos tagged #SegregationIs. Related: Plus: A hat tip to our friends at Marketplace for helping inspire this experiment; check out their collection of #GentrificationIs photos from across the country here. The nation's schools have long been the chief avenue for pursuing racial equality. In striking down legal school segregation in 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court said separate could never be equal because being educated separately…
  • School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson

    ProPublica
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    by Nikole Hannah-Jones ProPublica Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment Donate Whitney Curtis for ProPublica School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson Michael Brown beat the odds by graduating from high school before his death — odds that remain stacked against black students in St. Louis and the rest of the country. by Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica December 19, 2014 On August 1, five black students in satiny green and red robes and mortar boards waited inside an elementary school classroom, listening for their names to be called as graduates of Normandy High School.
  • From the E.R. to the Courtroom: How Nonprofit Hospitals Are Seizing Patients’ Wages

    ProPublica
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    by Paul Kiel, ProPublica, and Chris Arnold, NPR, This story was co-published with NPR. On the eastern edge of St. Joseph, Missouri, lies the small city's only hospital, a landmark of brick and glass. Music from a player piano greets visitors at the main entrance, and inside, the bright hallways seem endless. Long known as Heartland Regional Medical Center, the nonprofit hospital and its system of clinics recently rebranded. Now they're called Mosaic Life Care, because, their promotional materials say: "We offer much more than health care. We offer life care." Two miles away, at the rear of a…
  • In a Rare Sanction, Top Track Coach Gets Eight-Year Suspension

    ProPublica
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:33 am
    by David Epstein A panel of arbitrators on Wednesday banned Jon Drummond, the 2000 Olympic gold medalist and U.S. track and field coach, from the sport for eight years for his role in sprinter Tyson Gay's use of a banned substance. In May, ProPublica revealed the role of Drummond and an Atlanta chiropractor in Gay's positive test.   In its 24-page decision, the panel said "the evidence demonstrates that Drummond both transported and delivered to Tyson Gay a product that contained DHEA, a prohibited substance that was disclosed on the label of the product." The American Arbitration…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • Board Games for the Holidays That Might Make You Rich

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Okay, rich might be overstating it, but every year during the holidays a host of board games return to or hit the market with lessons about money that give players the tools to get rich. Some are more fun than others, of course, but all offer an entertaining way to learn about a subject that’s considered dry by many: managing finances, credit and currency. As Moneycrashersdotcom says: “Boring educational material on money, credit, and investments can actually discourage people of all ages from learning valuable information that can help them make wise financial decisions. Fortunately,…
  • Tian Tan Buddha/Big Buddha

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    In my recent trip to Hong Kong, I had the opportunity to visit Tian Tan Buddha or popularly known as Big Buddha. It is located in Ngong Ping, Lantau Island in Hong Kong. To reach the Big Buddha, we took the bus from Tung Chung Station where we get a ticket for $35 hk dollars for one day pass. The travel took us 45 minutes travel time on one way. The Buddha sits on a lotus throne and surrounded with the offering of the six devas to Buddha, which offer fruit, ointment, flowers, incense, lamp and music.To reach the Buddha to the top, there are 268 steps to reach it and upon reaching on the top…
  • West side highway

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Nyc December 3rd
  • Grand central station

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:55 pm
    NYC December 3rd
  • Times square

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Times Square the night Eric garners murderer was not indicted
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • FDA Backs AbbVie's Hepatitis Treatment

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:18 pm
    U.S. regulators on Friday approved AbbVie’s new multidrug regimen for hepatitis C, and the company priced it below rival treatments from Gilead Sciences.
  • Trump Taj Mahal Expected to Remain Open, for Now

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:59 pm
    The endangered Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., is expected to remain open through the weekend while lawyers work to complete a $20 million lifeline from billionaire Carl Icahn.
  • Two Fed Dissenters Air Opposing Views

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:24 pm
    The presidents of the Minneapolis and Philadelphia regional Fed banks both dissented for different reasons at the central bank’s policy meeting Wednesday and on Friday elaborated on their dovish and hawkish rationale.
  • Investors Continue to Scoop Up TIPS

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:58 pm
    The retreat of inflation hasn’t killed investors’ appetite for bonds that protect against rising price levels.
  • Goldman Sachs Adds 2 to Board

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Goldman Sachs has appointed Mark O. Winkelman, a former Goldman executive, and Mark A. Flaherty to its board, bringing the total number of directors to 14.
 
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    TIME

  • 8 Techniques Ready to Stop Bad Behaviors

    Jennifer So
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Karen Pryor’s book Don’t Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training explains the fundamentals of behavior change. And these methods are effective whether the subject is a dog, a dolphin or your neighbor, Larry. The main lesson for getting people to do what you want is that positive reinforcement — rewarding behavior you like — is king. Whether it’s with a smile, a cookie or a bribe, rewards work. But what about getting rid of behaviors you don’t like? This can be far trickier. Pryor lays out the 8 methods that you can use to stop bad behavior.
  • President Obama Confuses James Franco, Joe Flacco in Speech

    Jennifer So
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:49 pm
    President Obama addressed the nation Friday regarding Sony’s decision to cancel the release of The Interview following repeated cyber-attacks on the studio, but when he spoke about the film’s stars he accidentally conflated James Franco and Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco into “James Flacco.” Did Obama just say James Flacco for James Franco? That is is all kinds of awesome if so. — Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) December 19, 2014 Only moments after the slip up occurred someone had already snatched up the Twitter handle James Flacco and started a parody account.
  • Watch Kevin Hart Teach Will Ferrell How to Survive Prison in the New Get Hard Trailer

    Noah Rayman
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:48 pm
    A business tycoon played by Will Ferrell assumes Kevin Hart’s character can teach him how survive behind bars after he is sentenced to 10 years in prison for fraud and embezzlement in Get Hard. The film is slated for release in March.
  • Here’s What Experts Say About the Advice on Dr. Oz and The Doctors

    Alice Park
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Many Americans get their health advice not from their doctor, but from daytime television. But how good are those recommendations? Reporting in the BMJ, Canadian researchers analyzed two medical TV talk shows—The Dr. Oz Show and The Doctors—and found that only 46% of the recommendations on The Dr. Oz Show and 63% on The Doctors were supported by evidence. 15% of advice given on Oz and 14% of advice on The Doctors contradicted the available published evidence in journals. “The bottom line message is for people to be really skeptical about the recommendations made on these…
  • The Innocence Project Tells Serial Fans What Might Happen Next

    Eliana Dockterman
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    On the Thursday finale of the Serial podcast, the week-by-week true crime story that has become a broadcasting sensation, we didn’t find out definitively if convicted murderer Adnan Syed did or did not kill his high school ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. But we did learn that the Innocence Project, which works to exonerate wrongfully convicted people, will continue to pursue the case in court. In the episode listeners discovered that Deirdre Enright, the head of the Innocence Project Clinic at University of Virginia Law School which has opened an investigation into Syed’s murder…
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Australia v India: second Test, day four – as it happened

    Russell Jackson (morning), Geoff Lemon (afternoon) and Matt Cleary (evening)
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Australia have won the second Test against India by four wickets after making heavy weather of their run-chase of 128. Relive our over-by-over coverage of day four at the Gabba. Continue reading...
  • Cairns stabbings: mother arrested as community mourns eight children

    Joshua Robertson in Cairns
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Queensland police consider murder charges against 37-year-old, mother to seven of the victims, as relatives tell of their shock and disbeliefChildren found dead in home – as it happenedPolice discovered ‘distressing scene’Queensland police said they were considering murder charges against a Cairns woman as relatives struggled to fathom how a parent who was also a mother figure to extended family and friends could be accused of killing seven of her own children, as well as a niece, in Australia’s worst ever such case.The arrested woman, aged 37, remained under police guard in hospital…
  • The Interview: just one subplot in Sony's troubled big picture

    Justin McCurry in Tokyo
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Japanese conglomerate’s CEO already faced flagging sales of electronic goods before movie brought North Korean fury down on his headOn the day that Sony Pictures decided to cancel the release of The Interview – a comedy about the fictional assassination of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un – the firm’s employees were advised to cover their keyboard with a cloth when logging into email “so that hackers can’t see what you are typing”.The instruction came via a spoof Twitter account using the name of the parent company’s Japanese chief executive, Kazuo Hirai. Yet given the…
  • Father of Cairns stabbing victim: 'I've lost a beautiful daughter. What for?'

    Australian Associated Press
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Grief-stricken man struggles to find answers after killing of his daughter who would have celebrated 14th birthday on Saturday Continue reading...
  • ISS astronaut uses 3D printer to make socket wrench in space

    Guardian staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Digital design emailed to zero-gravity printer on International Space Station and used to produce working ratchetAstronauts on the International Space Station have used a zero-gravity 3D printer to produce a working socket wrench complete with ratchet action – using digital plans that were emailed to the station by Nasa mission control on Earth.Engineers at Made in Space, which built the experimental printer, overheard space station astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore mention on the radio that he needed a socket wrench. The company used computer-aided design (CAD) to draw up plans, produced…
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • Dr. Web: German Medical Start-Ups Aim to Digitalize Healthcare

    Saskia De Rothschild
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:11 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine A new cluster of start-ups in Germany is seeking to exploit the digital revolution that is gripping the medical sector. In the future, we are likely to use apps that can measure our heartbeat or analyze potential skin conditions to augment normal healthcare. With recent advances in technology, visits by patients to Germany’s well provisioned physical therapy centers may soon become a thing of the past. Instead, they may find themselves completing their therapy at home — in front of their televisions. The respected Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin has…
  • China’s Guide to Democracy

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

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

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

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

  • US to Restore Full Relations With Cuba, Erasing Last Trace of Cold War Hostility

    Good News Network
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:39 pm
    President Obama on Wednesday ordered the restoration of full diplomatic relations with Cuba and the opening of an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century as he vowed to “cut loose the shackles of the past” and sweep aside one of the last vestiges of The post US to Restore Full Relations With Cuba, Erasing Last Trace of Cold War Hostility appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Parents Buy the School Crossing Guard a New Car

    Good News Network
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:54 am
    Parents stepped in to help their kids’ beloved crossing guard after his car was repossessed while he was caring for his ailing wife. Since retiring from his job, Nathaniel Kendrick has been volunteering several hours a day at Dallas’ Lakewood Elementary school for ten years. The parents parked the black The post Parents Buy the School Crossing Guard a New Car appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • See the Reaction When Hundreds of Shoppers Get Their Purchases Free for Christmas

    Good News Network
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    A family-owned department store chain decided to give customers at each of its 213 midwestern stores the ultimate Christmas surprise. All their items at check out time — whether toys, electronics or kitchen appliances — were given to them for free, compliments of Meijer stores. Contents in the shopping carts The post See the Reaction When Hundreds of Shoppers Get Their Purchases Free for Christmas appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Good news in History, December 19

    Good News Network
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    On this date 40 years ago, the first personal computer went on sale in the U.S. as a DIY kit, for $397. Demand for the Altair 8800 exceeded all expectations and quickly led to the first commercially successful PCs, which came assembled and with a monitor and keyboard, the Commodore The post Good news in History, December 19 appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Man Digs Incredible Underground Rooms in Sandstone Hills of New Mexico

    Good News Network
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:19 pm
    For the past 25 years, Ra Paulette has been carving into the sandstone hills of New Mexico, sculpting his own exquisite caves, making them into works of art that he calls wilderness shrines. These intricate caves are created with manual tools only, like shovels and picks, and are illuminated by The post Man Digs Incredible Underground Rooms in Sandstone Hills of New Mexico appeared first on The Good News Network.
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    Environmental News Network

  • The role of taxes (and EV's) in reducing CO2 emissions from cars in Europe analyzed

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:43 am
    The Netherlands had the lowest CO2 emissions from new cars in the European Union last year, thanks to its tax regime favouring fuel economy and low-carbon vehicles.Germany and Poland are among the countries with the highest C02 emissions from new cars and the weakest national tax policies, a report by NGO Transport & Environment has found.Cars are responsible for 15% of Europe’s total CO2 emissions and are the single largest source of emissions in the transport sector. 
  • Crows join rank of species that exhibit advanced relational thinking

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    Next to humans, other species in the animal kingdom such as apes and monkeys have exhibited advanced relational thinking. But are there others? The newest species to join this list of highly intelligible animals? Crows.
  • Study finds reefs reduce wave energy by 97%

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    We have a lot of stake in the coast. Coastal waters are where we host fisheries, build homes and turn to for tourism and recreation. So how should coastal communities, which comprise nearly 40 percent of the world's population, safeguard against flooding, erosion and violent weather? Marine scientist Michael Beck suggests the solution is growing right beneath some waves and, in many cases, it has been waiting there for thousands of years. 
  • New York fracking ban has broader implications for America

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    After years of public pressure, New York today became the second state to ban hydraulic fracturing because of risks to people and the environment. The announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo adds to the pressure on the Obama administration to end fracking across the country, including on America’s public lands. “New York just took a huge leap forward in protecting its people and wildlife from the dangers of fracking,” said Kassie Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Now it’s time for other leaders to follow, including President Obama and…
  • New process turns biomass 'waste' into chemical products

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:13 pm
    A new catalytic process is able to convert what was once considered biomass waste into lucrative chemical products that can be used in fragrances, flavorings or to create high-octane fuel for racecars and jets. A team of researchers from Purdue University's Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels, or C3Bio, has developed a process that uses a chemical catalyst and heat to spur reactions that convert lignin into valuable chemical commodities. Lignin is a tough and highly complex molecule that gives the plant cell wall its rigid structure.
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    Benzinga Feeds

  • QLogic Approves Grant of Equity-Based Award

    Eddie Staley
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:32 pm
    QLogic Corp (Nasdaq: QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that on December 10, 2014, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of QLogic Corporation approved a grant of an equity-based award to an individual in connection with his commencing employment with the company and its subs
  • Bank Of America Raises Advanced Mirco Devices Price Target

    Kevin Riley
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Bank of America reiterated its Underperform rating on Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) Friday and cut its price target from $3.25 to $2.25. Latest Ratings for AMD DateFirmActionFromTo Oct 2014Pacific CrestUpgradesUnderperformSector Perform Oct 2014Canaccord GenuityDowngradesBuyHold Oct 2014Deutsche BankMaintainsHold View More Analyst Ratings for AMD View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Walgreens Announces Intention to List Walgreens Boots Alliance Shares on Nasdaq Following Completion of Holding Company Reorganization

    Eddie Staley
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) announced today that it intends to apply to list the shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
  • S&W Seed Company to Acquire DuPont Pioneer Alfalfa Research and Production Assets

    Eddie Staley
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:15 pm
    S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW), the largest 'non-dormant' alfalfa seed company in the world, and DuPont Pioneer, the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics today announced the acquisition by S&W of all of DuPont Pioneer's alfalfa production and research facility assets, as well as all conventional (non-GMO) alfalfa germpla
  • Bank Of America Reiterates On Intel

    Kevin Riley
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Bank of America reiterated its Buy rating on Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) Friday and maintained a $43 price target while naming it a Top Pick. Latest Ratings for INTC DateFirmActionFromTo Nov 2014Imperial CapitalMaintainsOutperform Nov 2014Stifel NicolausMaintainsBuy Nov 2014BernsteinDowngradesMarket PerformUnderperform View More Analyst Ratings for INTC View the Latest Analyst Ratings
 
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    WND

  • Intel: N. Korea deployed 'terror teams' to attack U.S.

    -NO AUTHOR-
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Digital Journal) North Korea sent covert commando teams to infiltrate the United States to carry out possible terrorist attacks against major cities and nuclear power plants, a declassified US intelligence report has revealed. Portions of the 2004 Defense Intelligence Agency report were released following a Freedom of Information Act (FOAI) request filed by the Washington Free Beacon. According to the documents, five North Korean commando teams were trained for attacks against American targets “in case of hostilities” between the two nations.
  • Birds may hear tornadoes coming over 500 miles away

    -NO AUTHOR-
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:53 pm
    (Digital Journal) A research team discovered that golden-winged warblers in the mountains of eastern Tennessee left their breeding grounds between 24 and 48 hours before the arrival of powerful supercell storms. Using geo-locator trackers attached to the birds, the research team led by ecologist Henry Streby from UC Berkeley found that the birds left their nesting grounds to fly 450 miles south to the Gulf of Mexico despite having just finished a 3000-mile migration. A series of deadly tornadoes hit the next day, wrecking havoc from the Deep South to the Midwest.
  • Top Sierra Leone doctor dies from Ebola

    -NO AUTHOR-
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:52 pm
    (Discovery) A senior physician whom other doctors saw as their mentor in the battle against the Ebola virus died on Thursday from the disease, according to Reuters. GET FREE EBOLA E-BOOK RIGHT NOW! Jane Orient, M.D., chief of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, has written a comprehensive and crystal-clear e-book on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from Ebola. It is available FREE, exclusively to subscribers to WND’s email news alerts. Sign up now for FREE – and you can immediately download Dr. Orient’s e-book, “The Truth About Ebola.”…
  • Poetry prof resigns over leaked racist emails

    -NO AUTHOR-
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:50 pm
    (Telegraph) Australia’s inaugural professor of poetry, Barry Spurr, has resigned from Sydney University over a series of racist and sexist language emails in which he called women “whores”, Tony Abbott an “Abo-lover” and referred to Aboriginal people as “human rubbish tips”. The embarrassing emails were published in October by New Matilda, an Australian website, and prompted the suspension of Professor Spurr, an Oxford-educated academic and expert on T S Eliot. He claimed the emails were “linguistic play” and were part of a contest with a…
  • Cop hailed as hero for saving 2 stray dogs

    -NO AUTHOR-
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:49 pm
    (WDAF-TV) A moment of kindness in Kansas City captured the world’s attention on Tuesday. Social media users were all atwitter about a photo showing a Kansas City police officer sitting with two dogs in a grassy knoll off a ramp that leads to 75th Street. The officer, who did not want to be identified, is being hailed a hero for saving the dogs separated — and since reunited — from their owners.
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    amnestyusa.org

  • Pakistan: Executions not the answer to combating terrorism

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Resuming the death penalty is not the answer to combating terrorism in Pakistan and only perpetuates a cycle of violence, Amnesty International said as two people were executed in the country today for the first time since 2012.  December 19, 2014  Resuming the death penalty is not the answer to combating terrorism in Pakistan and only perpetuates a cycle of violence, Amnesty International said as two people were executed in the country today for the first time since 2012.  read more
  • Ireland: Transgender people ‘short-changed’ by new bill

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Ireland must allow transgender people to have their gender legally recognized in a quick, transparent and accessible manner, Amnesty International said after the country’s Gender Recognition Bill was published. December 19, 2014 Ireland must allow transgender people to have their gender legally recognized in a quick, transparent and accessible manner, Amnesty International said after the country’s Gender Recognition Bill was published today.The organization called on the Irish authorities to remove restrictions on gender recognition for married transgender people and minors, and to ensure…
  • Iraq: Dire winter conditions expose shocking gaps in humanitarian assistance for thousands displaced

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    A lack of coordination and major gaps in humanitarian assistance is causing untold hardship for many of the 900,000 people displaced by the conflict in Iraq who are sheltering in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. December 19, 2014 A lack of coordination and major gaps in humanitarian assistance is causing untold hardship for many of the 900,000 people displaced by the conflict in Iraq who are sheltering in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), said Amnesty International. read more
  • UN: ‘Virtual stampede’ of states rush to join Arms Trade Treaty

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    A flurry of activity by UN member states to sign and ratify the global Arms Trade Treaty before it enters into force next week is another clear sign of the overwhelming support for this historic move to rein in the irresponsible international arms trade.  December 19, 2014 Arms exporters Israel and South Africa are among the states to take recent action on the treaty. ©Amnesty International A flurry of activity by UN member states to sign and ratify the global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) before it enters into force next week is another clear sign of the overwhelming support for this historic…
  • Record number of UN member states back call for global end to executions

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    A record number of countries have thrown their weight behind a key UN General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty globally. December 19, 2014 A record number of countries yesterday threw their weight behind a key UN General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty globally, Amnesty International said. read more
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    Fast Company

  • Staples Says 1.16 Million Credit Cards Compromised By Hackers

    Chris Gayomali
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    The attacks took place between July and October.In October, Staples said it was looking into a potential security breach involving its point-of-sales systems. Now the results are in, and it's ugly.Read Full Story
  • Sad CEOs, Instagram Drama, And The Year's Top Searches: Take The Fast Company News Quiz

    Rose Pastore
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    Show how much you know! Here's our quiz for December 19, 2014.What the heck happened 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
  • Inside The Chinese Town That Makes Your Christmas Ornaments

    John Brownlee
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:43 am
    Hell on Earth, good will to men.What does the inside of Santa's Christmas Workshop look like? Like a sequin-covered slaughterhouse. The ornaments you hang on your tree and the stocking you sling near the chimney aren't made at the North Pole by elves: as explained by the Guardian, they're made in sweatshops in the Chinese city of Yiwu, about 180 miles from Shanghai.Read Full Story
  • The Genetic Ancestry Of The United States, According To 23andMe

    Chris Gayomali
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:37 am
    Immigration, slavery, and frontier life are written into Americans' DNA.The United States was built by immigrants. Now for the first time, a large-scale study published using genetic data voluntarily submitted to biotechnology company 23andMe sheds light into the ancestry of three groups—African-Americans, European Americans, and Latinos—and how they are woven into the country's history.Read Full Story
  • An Elegant iPhone Speaker Dock Made Out Of Cararra Marble

    John Brownlee
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    How do you know marble's coming back into style? Designers are making iPhone docks out of it.Marble is winning me over in 2014. Just a year ago, the only objects I owned made out of marble were salt-and-pepper shakers that my wife wouldn't let me get rid of. Fast forward a year, and I'm lusting after the Ovo, an iPhone speaker made out of a beveled cylinder of marble that looks just gorgeous.Read Full Story
 
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  • Humanitarian priorities for 2015 to be set by aid workers battling crises

    Sandra Guy
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:54 pm
    (left to right) Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator; Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; and Lisa Doughten, Chief of the CERF secretariat at 2014 High-level Conference on the UN's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).Credit: UN Photo/Amanda Voisard The humanitarian priorities for 2015 will be set by relief workers battling crises and disasters on the ground, a senior UN official has said. Over US$400 million has been pledged by donors to a UN fund in support of urgent aid needs for next year. The Central Emergency Fund or CERF is a…
  • UN Daily News 19 December 2014

    Sandra Guy
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:12 am
    News and features from United Nations Radio.
  • Number of Ebola cases in West Africa still "too high", says UN chief

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:22 am
    A lab technician is getting ready to enter the Isolation ward of the government run hopital of Kabala, Sierra Leone to take blood sample from a suspected ebola case. Photo by UNMEER/ Martine Perret. Despite the progress that has been made in containing the spread of Ebola in Liberia, now is not the time to ease the efforts against the deadly disease. That's the message delivered by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he made a stop in Liberia on Friday as part of his mission to the West African countries worst hit by Ebola. The disease has killed approximately 6,900 people and there are more…
  • Battered women in Spain need better protection

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    UN Headquarters was lit in orange during Orange YOUR Neighbourhood anti-violence campaign for the International Day to End Violence against Women. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Women in Spain still have problems getting protective orders against their abusive partners because the police tend to regard them as "manipulative". That's according to Frances Raday, Professor Law and human rights expert at the end of her first official visit to the European state on Friday. As Chair Rapporteur of the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice at the Human Rights Council,…
  • "Transnational crime is fuelling terrorism," says UN political affairs chief

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    Peace doves fly on the grounds of the historic Hazrat-i-Ali mosque, in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. Credit: UN Photo/Helena Mulkerns Terrorism and cross-border crime cannot be addressed as separate issues, according to the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs. Jeffrey Feltman was on Friday briefing the Security Council during a debate on threats to international peace and security. Transnational crime, he said, is fuelling terrorism with money, arms and support to move across borders and destabilise states, particularly the most challenged. Mr Feltman said to resolve…
 
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  • Feedback (quick & lots of it) and the End of Theory

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Feedback (quick & lots of it) and the End of Theory From the mediaX Conference "Science & Technology of Feedback": Byron Reeves discusses his research on human computer interaction and how emerging technologies have enabled the collection of innumerable data points from one individual. Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 02:00:00 -0800 Location: , , mediaX at Stanford University Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/11/17/Feedback_quick__lots_of_it_and_the_End_of_Theory
  • Balancing Design & Technology in Feedback for Change

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Balancing Design & Technology in Feedback for Change From the mediaX Conference "Science & Technology of Feedback": James Landay delivers an overview of projects that he has developed with the aim of balancing technology and design to change behavior. Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 02:00:00 -0800 Location: , , mediaX at Stanford University Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/11/17/Balancing_Design__Technology_in_Feedback_for_Change
  • GFS E-Learning: Sector Classification in Government

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:11 pm
    GFS E-Learning: Sector Classification in Government This episode of the IMF Statistics E-Learning series introduces the statistical approach to classifying units into the general government and the public sector. It explains the use of a decision tree to classify units by institutional sectors, and discusses some boundary issues. Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0800 Location: , , International Monetary Fund Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/12/19/GFS_E-Learning_Sector_Classification_in_Government
  • GFS E-Learning: Government Revenue Statistics

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    GFS E-Learning: Government Revenue Statistics This episode of the IMF Statistics E-Learning series introduces the statistical concept of Government Revenue. It discusses the definition of revenue, provides an overview on the main categories of revenue, and briefly explains the statistical recording of revenue. Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0800 Location: , , International Monetary Fund Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/12/19/GFS_E-Learning_Government_Revenue_Statistics
  • GFS E-Learning: Government Expense Statistics

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:56 pm
    GFS E-Learning: Government Expense Statistics This episode of the IMF Statistics E-Learning introduces the statistical concept of Government Expense. It discusses the definition of expense, provides an overview on the main categories of expense, and briefly explains the statistical recording of expense. Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0800 Location: , , International Monetary Fund Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/12/19/GFS_E-Learning_Government_Expense_Statistics
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    The Week: Most Recent Home Page Posts

  • The week's best photojournalism

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a> and <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
  • This beer claims to enhance your creativity

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Beer is already known to enhance your perception of your dancing skills. But a new craft IPA dubbed "The Problem Solver" claims it can actually enhance your creative thinking skills.University of Illinois at Chicago professor Jennifer Wiley was inspired to create the brew after her research found that the average person's "creative peak' is reached at an alcohol level of 0.075 percent. And now, the beer has come into fruition through the partnership of the creative agency CP+B Copenhagen and Danish brewers Rocket Brewing."(Problem Solver Beer)The "Problem Solver" beer has a higher…
  • Your weekly streaming recommendation: The One I Love

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Watch a trailer for The One I Love:Stream The One I Love on Netflix.Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: SnowpiercerYour weekly streaming recommendation: The DoubleYour weekly streaming recommendation: Much Ado About Nothing*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.**Rate The Week's podcasts on iTunes.* More
  • Vladimir Putin has invited Kim Jong Un to visit Russia

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Hours before the FBI announced that North Korea was to blame for threats made by hackers against Sony Pictures, a Kremlin spokesman confirmed that Kim Jong Un had been invited to Moscow."Yes, such an invitation was sent," Dmitry Peskov elaborated to Russian news agency TASS on Friday morning.Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim for a 2015 event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Reuters notes.The trip would be Kim's first foreign visit since he took power in 2011. More
  • The Clintons' midterm travel expenses topped $1.5 million

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Bill and Hillary Clinton fly by private jet with a security detail and aides. And it gets expensive.A Politico review of campaign filings found that campaigns and political committees spent more than $1.5 million to fly Bill and Hillary Clinton to various states via private jet to help stump for Democrats during the 2014 midterm season.The tally includes $44,360 the final weekend of the campaign for a plane in Iowa. That was when Bill Clinton did a fly-around for failed Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley. There was also a $21,801 charge that weekend to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's…
 
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    More Intelligent Life

  • AMONG THE REINDEER

    Anonymous
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:35 am
    A woman running a media consultancy in New York takes a DNA test. She learns that she is descended from the Sami people, who herd reindeer in the Arctic Circle. What happens next? A memoir by Laura Galloway From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 THE SAMI PEOPLE of the Arctic have eight seasons. On my first visit, three years ago, I arrived in dalvi, their word for winter. A giant LCD screen at Kiruna airport displayed the temperature: -15˚C. As I stepped off the plane, there was silence, a sense that every­thing was padded by snow. Even the sound of an idling jet engine was…
  • HE READ THE NEWS TODAY, OH BOY

    Anonymous
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:21 am
    Short Read: Belle and Sebastian's glossy new album has strains of disco and journalism. For Hazel Sheffield, it shows just how far they've come From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 Belle and Sebastian’s audience divides into two camps. From 1996, with the 1,000-copy release of “Tigermilk”, Stuart Murdoch’s softly sung stories travelled by word of mouth and on bootlegs passed between fervent fans. Murdoch (above, centre) found magic in minor characters, shining a sharp light on beautiful school athletes who grew into sad City boys, or sneaky priests who recycled their…
  • WHAT'S THE BEST CUISINE?

    Anonymous
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:27 am
    The Big Question: we have restaurants of every kind on our doorsteps. But there are still distinct national cuisines, each with its own strength. Stephen Schiff, Sandra Gilbert and five others champion their favourite From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 STEPHEN SCHIFF American Most of the world’s great cuisines arise from the principle of mélange. Chinese food is essentially stuff thrown together. Indian, Thai and Ethiopian: curries. French is all about the alchemy of sauces. Italian is delicious flotsam ensnared by grains. But American cuisine begins with one thing at a…
  • THE TWO BEST READS OF 2014

    Anonymous
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:02 am
    Six Good Books: Maggie Fergusson picks her novel and non-fiction book of the year. Plus, a gripping history of a working-class family and a puckish Peter Carey From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 NOVEL OF THE YEAR How to be Both by Ali Smith, Hamish Hamilton, hardback, out now. How do you tell a story, “and tell another underneath”? That’s what this very-nearly-Booker-winning novel sets out to do. There are two versions: identical cover, same ISBN. One opens in the 15th century, with the life of a little-known fresco painter, Francesco del Cossa, whose work was hidden…
  • AHEAD OF THE META-GAME

    Anonymous
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    A Game, a Gadget and an App: Tom Standage plays with some fiendishly addictive dots, a phone cable with a difference and a new way to stabilise your videos From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 A GAME Two Dots This dot-matching game belongs to the same genre as “Candy Crush Saga”. You know the kind: the game is free to download, has a simple matching mechanic, and relies on artificial scarcity. You are given only a certain number of lives or plays per hour, and a quota of special power-ups to help with difficult levels, but you can get more of both—provided you pay real…
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  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 12/14

    CBS Radio News
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer speaks to former POW John McCain, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Saxby Chambliss and Senate Intelligence Committee member Angus King about the details of the CIA torture report.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 12/7

    CBS Radio News
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer speaks to New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden, and others, about the protests against police killings and the fight against terrorism.
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    CBS Radio News
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation, Norah O' Donnell speaks with Benjamin Crump, the attorney of slain teen Michael Brown following weeklong protests over the Ferguson grand jury decision. Senator-Elect Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Senator-Elect Gary Peters, D-Mich join Norah to discuss their aspirations for the newly elected Congress.And finally Archbishop Blase Cupich, provides his insight on Church doctrine and U.S. policy.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer speaks to NAACP President Cornell Brooks ahead of the Ferguson grand jury's decision. Senator Richard Durbin, Representative Michael McCaul, Representative Luis Gutierrez and Representative Raul Labrador discuss President Obama's executive action on immigration. On the panel, Michael Gerson and David Ignatius of the Washington Post, Susan Page of USA Today, Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune, and Mark Leibovich of The New York Times Magazine.
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    CBS Radio News
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer speaks to CBS News Foreign Correspondent Charlie D'Agata about the latest purported beheading of an American by ISIS. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney talks about what Republicans have to do to win the White House. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discusses the deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran. Utah Senator Mike Lee talks about President Obama's expected executive action on immigration and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper weighs in on the return of two Americans imprisoned in North Korea. Missouri Senator Claire…
 
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  • Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Cuba Is A Complicated Process

    editor
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.Transcript MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: We're going to hear now from someone who will be a key player in defining the new relationship between the U.S. and Cuba. Roberta Jacobson is Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs. She will be leading the U.S.
  • CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

    Bill Chappell
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:45 pm
    On a day when President Obama added his voice to criticisms over the decision to pull the satire The Interview, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says the studio "did not capitulate" to hackers, and that its actions have been misunderstood.Lynton defended his studio in an interview on All Things Considered, saying that Sony still wants an audience to see The Interview — if not in theaters, then by other means.His remarks came shortly after President Oba
  • 'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique

    editor
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Cuba is dominating the news, following President Obama's announcement that he will begin to normalize relations with the island nation.For our seriesThis Week's Must-Read, poet and Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco turns to literature for another perspective on this story. This Week's Must-ReadPeople often tell me how fascinated they are with Cuba. I'm really dying to go there before it changes, they'll say.
  • Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For Exams

    Eleanor Klibanoff
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:06 pm
    "The dog ate my homework?" Try, "I was protesting a grand jury decision," instead.Students at some top law schools want exam extensions for what they are calling the trauma of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions.
  • Obama Says 'James Flacco.' The Internet Says, Thank You

    Bill Chappell
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzA2qudZpBY
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • In Search of High-impact Private Sector ‘GameChangers’ in Papua New Guinea

    T. Keyzom Ngodup
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    UNDP in Papua New Guinea and the Australian Government recently launched an extraordinary venture, first of its kind in PNG – the Kumul GameChangers – to support for-profit impact enterprises in PNG.  Keeping entrepreneurs at the core, the venture recognizes that for entrepreneurs and their innovations, the knowledge and capital required for their success need to come together so that this emerging cadre of GameChangers can accelerate solutions to the national challenge of exclusion and fractured development. read more
  • Wellness: The Critical Variable in the Success Equation: A Chat with Dr. K

    Octavia Smith
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Dr. Kahlila Lawrence is the owner of Care for You Consulting which specializes in assisting people, primarily women, to achieve their best potential holistically. Dr. K offers  individual  as well as group coaching, speaking, webinars on self-care and self-esteem  and  nutrition consultation. For more information visit Dr. Lawrence on the web  as well as download your FREE Health News E -Book.read more
  • An Interview with the Co-Founders of MergeLane

    Laura Greb
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    MergeLane ‘discovers, accelerates and invests in exceptional women and the companies they run’. Their motivation is two-fold. First, there are far fewer women in startups than we would expect. MergeLane believe diverse companies are stronger companies, and they want to help narrow the gap. Second, data overwhelmingly shows that venture-backed, female-run companies produce higher returns. Laura Greb caught up with Sue Heilbronner and Elizabeth Kraus in Boulder, CO. read more
  • Why Real-Time Bidding is Becoming so Important in the Online Advertising Market

    Guest Author
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    New technology has allowed website owners to gain abetter understanding of WHO their users are and WHAT their users are actually looking for. The result is an amazing amount of rich information that can be used in many ways.read more
  • What to Do When Your Website Needs a Fresh Start

    Coral Turner
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Coral Turner shares with The Next Women her experiences in developing a shiny new website for her brand.read more
 
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    PCWorld

  • Staples says hack may have compromised 1 million-plus payment cards

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:15 pm
    The data breach at the Staples office-supply chain may have affected roughly 1.16 million payment cards as criminals deployed malware to point-of-sale systems at 115 stores, the company said Friday.The affected stores cover 35 states from California to Connecticut, according to a list Staples released Friday. The chain has more than 1,400 stores in the U.S.The malware, which allowed the theft of debit and credit card data, was removed in mid-September upon detection, Staples said. The retailer had previously confirmed the incident in October. A previous report from security researcher Brian…
  • Judge questions evidence on whether NSA spying is too broad

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:55 pm
    A federal judge on Friday questioned the strength of a key lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the government’s Internet surveillance program known as “upstream” data collection.Judge Jeffrey White heard oral arguments by attorneys from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which filed the suit, and the government, during a hearing in a federal district court in Oakland, California. The EFF says its suit is the first challenge in public court to the government’s upstream data program, which copies online data from the main cables connecting Internet networks around the…
  • Three ways enterprise software is changing

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Once upon a time, life in the enterprise IT shop was fairly simple, at least conceptually speaking.IT issued computers and laptops to employees, and maintained enterprise software, databases and servers that supported the company, which were mostly run in-house.These days, IT’s basic firmament is giving way to a more breathtaking geography that the IT pro must traverse, based on pay-as-you-go cloud computing, building applications and performing deep data analysis. Perhaps more fundamentally, IT operations are moving from merely supporting the business to driving the business itself, which…
  • Support for security tech tops iSoc's Africa plan for 2015

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Security is rising to the top of the list of issues that the Internet Society (iSoc) is tackling in Africa, joining its efforts to develop infrastructure and promote an inclusive “bottom-up” governance model for the Web.“We are going to support the deployment of security technologies,” said Dawit Bekele, director of the iSoc African Bureau, in a webinar this week.ISoc is a nonprofit international organization that works to promote standards and inclusive Internet governance policies. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which works on Internet standards .ISoc’s African bureau…
  • Microsoft Lumia Denim update goes to older phones first, snubbing flagship Icon

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Microsoft said Friday that while two older midrange Lumia phones will receive its Denim update in just a few days, Lumia Icon owners will have to wait until 2015 to receive it, breaking an earlier Microsoft promise.Microsoft said Friday that the Lumia 822 and Lumia 928 would receive the Denim OS upgrade in the next few days. The phones are old: The Lumia 928 is a midrange phone from June 2013, and the 822 also dates back to mid-2013. But the newer, better Icon will have to wait until “early 2015” to receive it.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • Tank has a meltdown on Instagram: ‘I should’ve been born white’

    theGrio
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Tank seems to be mad as hell and apparently he isn’t going to take it anymore. The r&b singer posted a pictured of himself in bed on Instagram that was accompanied with a long rant. ‘If I look tired it’s because I am. I’m deeply saddened and disappointed that ‘Stronger’ will not get a video or continued promotion it deserves!,” he starts off with. “Stronger” is his sixth studio album that was released in August and sold a paltry 16,621 copies in its first week. The singer goes on to blame people for not supporting his album.
  • President Obama gives LeBron props for wearing ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirt

    Carrie Healey
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    President Obama gave NBA star LeBron James props during his interview with People Magazine for wearing an “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirt while warming up for a recent game. “You know, I think LeBron did the right thing,” Obama told People just two days after the December 8 game. James, and other fellow athletes, have donned the shirts during pre-game warmups, voicing their opinions on the recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island. In both cases grand juries decided not to indict white police officers who killed unarmed black men. The…
  • Rick Ross reveals how he lost 85 pounds after suffering two seizures

    Chris Witherspoon
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Rapper Rick Ross is opening up about his massive weight loss in an interview with Good Morning America. The rapper sat down with ABC’s Sarah Haines, and told her that he reached a point in his live where so many positive things were happening in his career, but his weight was holding him him back in her personal life. “Two years ago I suffered two seizures,” the 38-year-old said. “And, you know, I woke up from that. And I was like, ‘Wow.’” He said he had no choice but to change. “Sodas was the first thing I cut out. Most definitely. That was, majority of my sugar. The…
  • Prosecutor in Michael Brown case: Some witnesses ‘obviously lied’

    Jim Salter, Associated Press
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:56 am
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis County prosecutor who convened the grand jury that investigated the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown says some witnesses before the panel obviously lied under oath. Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch spoke Friday to KTRS radio. It was his first interview since his Nov. 24 announcement that the grand jury would not indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson. McCulloch referred to one woman who backed up Wilson’s account with details clearly pulled from a newspaper account. The Aug. 9 shooting of the black and unarmed Brown by a white officer…
  • Woman trying to trademark ‘I can’t breathe’ should have a seat

    Luvvie Ajayi
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:13 am
    Eric Garner’s last words have become the slogan of a new movement. “I can’t breathe” is now everywhere. It’s a hashtag for people’s frustrations over the sense that Black lives are being hunted. It’s on T-shirts, to show solidarity with nationwide protests and to make a statement. Activists, celebrities, and everyday people are chanting “I can’t breathe” because every time another Black person is killed by a cop without consequence, we feel like WE CANNOT BREATHE. It’s a continuous punch to our collective chests. “I can’t breathe” now belongs to the people. This…
 
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Notorious, Vertigo

    Michael Nordine
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Some appellations are unearned, while others hardly do their subject justice. Alfred Hitchcock belongs in the latter category — he truly is the master of suspense — and Notorious and Vertigo (which recently unseated Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all time on Sight & Sound’s once-per-decade poll of... by Michael Nordine Some appellations are unearned, while others hardly do their subject justice. Alfred Hitchcock belongs in the latter category — he truly is the master of suspense — and Notorious and Vertigo (which recently unseated Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all time…
  • Krammpstein

    Jason Roche
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Normally, an invitation to check out a tribute band should be met with a polite decline. But when the opportunity arises to check out tribute bands that twist the templates of their namesakes into a Krampus-themed celebration, we have to accept. Krammpstein uses elaborate costumes and a wild stage show... by Jason Roche Normally, an invitation to check out a tribute band should be met with a polite decline. But when the opportunity arises to check out tribute bands that twist the templates of their namesakes into a Krampus-themed celebration, we have to accept.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to…
  • SMOG Magic 8 Year Anniversary

    Sarah Purkrabek
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    SMOG, the dubstep label of producer 12th Planet, celebrates its eighth anniversary at the Regent Theatre in DTLA with Antiserum, Starkey, Flinch, Son of Kick, Taurus Scott, and Pavarotti in what will be a night of true underground dubstep. For those who are looking for the European dubstep scene in... by Sarah Purkrabek SMOG, the dubstep label of producer 12th Planet, celebrates its eighth anniversary at the Regent Theatre in DTLA with Antiserum, Starkey, Flinch, Son of Kick, Taurus Scott, and Pavarotti in what will be a night of true underground dubstep. For those who are looking for the…
  • The Egg & the Eye Pop-Up

    Siran Babayan
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Before it opened in 1973, the Craft and Folk Art Museum was known as the Egg & the Eye, a gallery and restaurant. Led by folk artist (and grandmother of actor Noah Wyle) Edith R. Wyle, the gallery sold craft and traditional art from around the world, and the restaurant... by Siran Babayan Before it opened in 1973, the Craft and Folk Art Museum was known as the Egg & the Eye, a gallery and restaurant. Led by folk artist (and grandmother of actor Noah Wyle) Edith R. Wyle, the gallery sold craft and traditional art from around the world, and the restaurant served more than 50 types of…
  • Stevie Wonder's House Full of Toys

    Falling James
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Over the past two decades, Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys benefit has featured such guest stars as Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, Corinne Bailey Rae and even Justin Bieber. But the biggest draw remains the host himself, who rarely performs in L.A. apart from this annual holiday concert. This year... by Falling James Over the past two decades, Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys benefit has featured such guest stars as Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, Corinne Bailey Rae and even Justin Bieber. But the biggest draw remains the host himself, who rarely performs in L.A. apart from this annual holiday…
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Black Lives Count

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Black Lives Count PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 KEYWORDS: black, lives, count, east, high, school, ferguson, brown, staten, island, new, york, unarmed, choking, eric, garner, protests, marches Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Fracking Fluid

    10 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Fracking Fluid PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 KEYWORDS: fracking, fluid, oil, natural, gas, exploration, drilling, health, water, supply, aquifer Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Eric Garner Grand Jury

    5 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Eric Garner Grand Jury PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 KEYWORDS: grand, jury, indictment, choke, hold, nypd, video, evidence, excessive, force, police, new, york, protiest, eric, garner, staten, island Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Kent Haruf 1943-2014

    3 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Kent Haruf 1943-2014 PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 03 Dec 2014 KEYWORDS: haruf, kent, novelist, writer, holt, colorado, plainsong, eventide, benediction Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Ferguson Grand Jury

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Ferguson Grand Jury PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 KEYWORDS: ferguson, grand, jury, ruling, king, dream, indictment, michael, brown, police, tear, gas, riot, looting, darren, wilson Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Notorious, Vertigo

    Michael Nordine
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Some appellations are unearned, while others hardly do their subject justice. Alfred Hitchcock belongs in the latter category — he truly is the master of suspense — and Notorious and Vertigo (which recently unseated Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all time on Sight & Sound’s once-per-decade poll of... by Michael Nordine Some appellations are unearned, while others hardly do their subject justice. Alfred Hitchcock belongs in the latter category — he truly is the master of suspense — and Notorious and Vertigo (which recently unseated Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all time…
  • Krammpstein

    Jason Roche
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Normally, an invitation to check out a tribute band should be met with a polite decline. But when the opportunity arises to check out tribute bands that twist the templates of their namesakes into a Krampus-themed celebration, we have to accept. Krammpstein uses elaborate costumes and a wild stage show... by Jason Roche Normally, an invitation to check out a tribute band should be met with a polite decline. But when the opportunity arises to check out tribute bands that twist the templates of their namesakes into a Krampus-themed celebration, we have to accept.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to…
  • SMOG Magic 8 Year Anniversary

    Sarah Purkrabek
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    SMOG, the dubstep label of producer 12th Planet, celebrates its eighth anniversary at the Regent Theatre in DTLA with Antiserum, Starkey, Flinch, Son of Kick, Taurus Scott, and Pavarotti in what will be a night of true underground dubstep. For those who are looking for the European dubstep scene in... by Sarah Purkrabek SMOG, the dubstep label of producer 12th Planet, celebrates its eighth anniversary at the Regent Theatre in DTLA with Antiserum, Starkey, Flinch, Son of Kick, Taurus Scott, and Pavarotti in what will be a night of true underground dubstep. For those who are looking for the…
  • The Egg & the Eye Pop-Up

    Siran Babayan
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Before it opened in 1973, the Craft and Folk Art Museum was known as the Egg & the Eye, a gallery and restaurant. Led by folk artist (and grandmother of actor Noah Wyle) Edith R. Wyle, the gallery sold craft and traditional art from around the world, and the restaurant... by Siran Babayan Before it opened in 1973, the Craft and Folk Art Museum was known as the Egg & the Eye, a gallery and restaurant. Led by folk artist (and grandmother of actor Noah Wyle) Edith R. Wyle, the gallery sold craft and traditional art from around the world, and the restaurant served more than 50 types of…
  • Stevie Wonder's House Full of Toys

    Falling James
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Over the past two decades, Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys benefit has featured such guest stars as Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, Corinne Bailey Rae and even Justin Bieber. But the biggest draw remains the host himself, who rarely performs in L.A. apart from this annual holiday concert. This year... by Falling James Over the past two decades, Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys benefit has featured such guest stars as Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, Corinne Bailey Rae and even Justin Bieber. But the biggest draw remains the host himself, who rarely performs in L.A. apart from this annual holiday…
 
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    Wildfire Today

  • BLM firefighter recognized as hero for saving two girls from drowning

    Bill Gabbert
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Sisters Chava (left) and Shoshana Berry (center) were on hand to make the presentation of the Carnegie Medal to Justin Hanley (right) the evening of Dec. 13. A Bureau of Land Management wildland firefighter employed at the Miles City, Montana Field Office was recently awarded the Carnegie Medal for Heroism for saving two young girls from drowning in the Yellowstone River. Justin Lowell Hanley saved Chava L. and Shoshana L. Berry from drowning near Miles City, Montana, August 4, 2013. Sisters Chava, 14, and Shoshana, 10, were wading in the Yellowstone River along the bank when the current…
  • Temperature and precip outlooks through March

    Bill Gabbert
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The latest seasonal outlooks for January through March, 2015 were updated today.  (via NWS, Western Region)
  • A confluence of wildfire and art

    Bill Gabbert
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    The Fires of Change exhibition is a collaborative science and art partnership among the Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Flagstaff Arts Council, and the Landscape Conservation Initiative. The exhibition will open at the Coconino Center for the Arts in September 2015 during the Flagstaff Festival of Science. This film documents the workshop the artists attended at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to learn about fire management. For more information about the project, the partnership, and the artists involved, visit the Flagstaff Arts Council web site. I am really curious about what will be…
  • Wildfire briefing, December 18, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Possible wildfire suppression scam From the Rapid City Fire Department: Scam Alert: Investigators for the RCPD would like to inform the public of a possible scam targeting local businesses. An individual has been soliciting donations for an organization called ‘Atta Katta Wildland Fire Suppression.’ The Rapid City Police Department has reason to believe that this organization is fraudulent. If you’ve been solicited for a donation to this organization, please contact Sgt. Warren Poches at 394.4134. Moonlight fire scandal continues to grow The accusations of prosecutorial abuse,…
  • Bear Mountain’s 2014 fire season

    Bill Gabbert
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    DC-10 dropping. Screen capture from the 2014 Bear Mountain Hand Crew video. This is the time of the year when we start seeing videos from wildland firefighters that show the highlights of their fire season. The latest entry is from the Bear Mountain Hand Crew in South Dakota. It has a few examples of excellent photography, including a retardant drop at 7:30 by Tanker 911, a DC-10. You may or may not appreciate the musical sound track in the first two-thirds of the video. The crew also created a video from their 2013 fire season.
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    The Charlotte Observer -- * Breaking News

  • Alleged Crips gang member jailed in Rowan County

    ()
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Authorities in Rowan County arrested and charged who they say is a Crips gang member with multiple firearm offenses Thursday. Cameron Jamar Neely, 27, of China Grove, was charged with…Click to Continue »
  • Discarded cigarette butts blamed for Gastonia house fire

    jmarusak@charlotteobserver.com (Joe Marusak)
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Discarded cigarette butts ignited debris in the backyard of Gastonia home that then caught fire, causing $45,000 in damage Friday night, fire officials said.Click to Continue »
  • EPA won’t regulate coal ash as hazardous waste

    bhenderson@charlotteobserver.com (Bruce Henderson)
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:20 pm
    The first federal rules leave it up to utilities to comply with the rules; environmentalists question the plans…Click to Continue »
  • Report: NC Medicaid expansion would create thousands of jobs

    jmurawski@newsobserver.com (John Murawski)
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Expanding the federal Medicaid program in North Carolina would create 43,314 jobs in the state by 2020, including more than 4,000 jobs in Mecklenburg County, according to a study issued…Click to Continue »
  • Dead man found buried in Morganton yard

    ()
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:43 pm
    A 74-year-old man was found buried in his yard late Thursday night in Burke County, according to the relatives who made the discovery. Officials say an intruder was involved.Click to Continue »
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Stickup Kid

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    What happens when we lock up juvenile offenders in adult prisons? A FRONTLINE digital-exclusive film.
  • The Madoff Affair

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Inside the world's first global Ponzi scheme, and how he got away with it for so long...
  • Firestone and the Warlord

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the secret history of Firestone in Liberia.
  • The Rise of ISIS

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE reports from Iraq on the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS.
  • The Trouble with Antibiotics

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance.
 
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Your holiday drinks sorted: 78 delicious cocktail recipes, 1 glorious viz

    Tobias
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    78 classic cocktail recipes from the International Bartender’s Association’s list of drinks every bartender should know. Forget old-school measures like ml and oz. We’ve calculated our own universal metric. One of any ingredient represents one part of any measuring vessel you choose: cup, spoon, lid, shoe, whatever – it’s your party! These universal recipes scale up for any level of mayhem. Enjoy! Um…responsibly of course. » Quaff our tasty Cocktails » Follow us on Email | Twitter | Facebook » See the data: bit.ly/KIB_cocktails » See more of our visualizations » Check…
  • Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read – interactive

    Tobias
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:44 am
    Which books in fiction and non-fiction are an absolute must-read? We scraped data from respected awards, literary supplements & book review sites to create two interactive consensus clouds: » Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read » Novels Everyone Should Read  Taken from the infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful. Find out more.
  • Diversity in Tech – Visualized

    david
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    In response to a clarion call for diversity figures, many tech companies have released figures on the gender and ethnicity of their workforces. Facebook were first, quickly followed by Google and Yahoo. Several more giants of tech have followed. Here, for quick reference, we gather and visualise all the released figures thus far. » See the visualisation » Examine the data Taken from the forthcoming infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful. Find out more.
  • Who Rules the Social Web?

    david
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    We’ve updated our 2012 chart and data depicting the gender balance of various social networks. Analysis Some findings, compared with the 2012 version of the graphic. » Large, key networks Pinterest, Snapchat and Tumblr continue to draw a higher female audience. » Most matriarchies remain matriarchies, bar Facebook (previously 58% female) now equalised to gender balance. » Previously male-dominated sites Last.fm, YouTube, Stumbleupon, DeviantArt have become more equalised. » But only Flickr of the previous patriarchies has flipped to a more matriarchal balance.
  • Best in Show? What’s the top data dog?

    david
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    If you look at the numbers on intelligence, longevity, congenital ailments and so on, which canine comes out as top data-dog? We visualise the result, in this excerpt from my book, Knowledge is Beautiful rendered by VizSweet. » See the graphic » Check out the data » Order: Amazon US or Barnes & Noble | UK or Waterstones» Download: Apple iBook | Kindle (UK & US) » See inside
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    IndiaVision News and Information

  • Varun Dhawan promotes ‘Badlapur’ on Salman Khan’s ‘Bigg Boss 8′

    Gautam
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:42 am
    Like each weekend, Salman Khan has a special guest visiting him on the Bigg Boss 8 sets this Saturday as well. Varun Dhawan, who has taken the industry by a storm with his rugged and ballistic avatar in Badlapur will share the stage with BB8 host Salman Khan. Salman recently watched the Badlapur teaser and was seen appreciating Junior Dhawan on Twitter. Varun, who has tried to break the mould and try out something absolutely new in Badlapur has been receiving a lot of praises for his look. The actor will also launch the new song ‘Jee Kar Da’ from his film Badlapur on Bigg Boss…
  • Bollywood celebs congratulate Riteish Deshmukh-Genelia

    Gautam
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:38 am
    In a traditional Maharashtrian naming ceremony called ‘Barsa,’ the entire Deshmukh family and Genelia’s parents gathered to name their newest member. The little one has been named Riaan. Tweeting about the same, Riteish wrote, “Our Son ‘RIAAN RITEISH DESHMUKH'” [sic] Genelia was discharged from the hospital on November 29 after having delivered the baby on November 25. Genelia D’Souza and Riteish Deshmukh became proud parents to a baby boy and welcomed their first child home. An overjoyed father Riteish took to Twitter to constantly post updates about…
  • Mamata to skip PM chaired meet

    Gautam
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:26 am
    The face-off between the BJP and the TMC seems to be far from over. Sources told TIMES NOW that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has refused to attend the Chief Minister’s Conference in New Delhi on December 7. Mamata Banerjee was sent an invite but she has turned down the invitation citing prior commitments. Now, State Finance Minister Amit Mitra will attend the conference instead. The meet will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Mamata to skip PM chaired meet
  • Muslims in Chennai observe ‘black day’ on 22nd anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition

    Gautam
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:26 am
    Marking the 22nd anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid, the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK) on Saturday observed a ‘black day’ in Chennai. “We are all here to remind the nation of the darkest deed done by the darkest people in history. The criminals who have demolished the Babri Masjid are not only free but now they are in power. Hence the danger is multiplied and this means that they will misuse the power to rob, deprive the rights of the minorities in India,” said a protester. “All the secular, right minded, patriotic forces must stand…
  • Uttar Pradesh should get benefits as PM Narendra Modi, many ministers represent it, says CM Akhilesh Yadav

    Gautam
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:12 am
    Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said since the Pime Minister and several Union Ministers, including Home Minister and Defence Minister, represent Uttar Pradesh in the Parliament, the state should get some benefits. “Do you not know that we would want to take the state forward the Prime Minister, Home Minister, Defence Minister and a large number of Central Ministers come from here and the state has Samajwadi Party government. We would have to take some benefits for it, the people of the state should get some benefit,” Yadav said while talking to reporters after a Cabinet…
 
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • BREAKING REPORT >>>> Miami area becomes high alert for Bahamians after FBI assurance!!!

    media
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Human Traffickers set to protest against Bahamas in Miami!!!! She was allowed on the national radio to contiune spewing her hate against Bahamians. MINISTRY OF IMMIGRATION AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR BAHAMIANS TRAVELLING TO MIAMI FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18th DECEMBER 2014 Bahamians travelling to Miami should be aware that the civic authorities in Miami have notified our Consulate General that a demonstration is to be held in Miami near the Consulate to protest the immigration polices of The Bahamas government. The Federal Authorities in the United States…
  • Where was Mr. Ingraham’s concern when his Cabinet Minister left the Ministry of Tourism and went to work for the I-Group – the same people he negotiated with while in the Cabinet Room…

    media
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:49 am
    Ingraham says he is concerned with Ryan Pinder but carry no concern for Vincent Vanderpool Wallace? Hubert Ingraham Dear Editor, It was quite interesting to listen to the former Prime Minister make comments on the departure of Leo Ryan Pinder from the Cabinet of the Bahamas. Ingraham alluded to the fact that he finds it worrying to see that a Cabinet Minister would be allowed to leave the Cabinet and then be hired in the same sector for which he had responsibility around the table. Mr. Ingraham, in my opinion, has a short memory and must still be punch drunk from the vicious cut hip delivered…
  • “MONEY FINDERS” in Grosvenor’s Close – Foreigners scamming Bahamians out of Hard Earned Money

    media
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:28 pm
    VAT PSA 17 from King Of Hearts Media on Vimeo. Scores of persons have complained how they paid $200 service fee but never got their loan… Scores of Bahamians are being scammed. Scores of applicants have been denied after funds taken….Newspapers adverts must be questioned by URCA! Nassau, Bahamas – BP has been on the ground investigating and has found out that MONEY FINDERS, an alleged money lending institution, has been conning Bahamians out of their hard earned money. Money Finders preys on desperate, broke Bahamians by telling them that no banks are involved and that loans…
  • PLP Deputy Chairman classifies Branville McCartney’s commentary today as a JOKE!

    media
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:48 pm
    VAT PSA 17 from King Of Hearts Media on Vimeo. THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS RELEASED ON BEHALF OF SENATOR ALEXANDER STORR, CHAIRMAN OF THE BAHAMAS MORTGAGE CORPORATION SEN. HON. ALEX STORR I find the commentary titled “The Folly of Fred Mitchell” by Branville McCartney to be entirely comical and misplaced. This cannot be the same fellow who publicly supported the new immigration measures and more recently, just two weeks ago, reportedly in the graveyard of a church in Fox Hill congratulated the Immigration Minister on the new policies and urged him to stick to it. Now McCartney says that he…
  • VAT will help pay down our National Debt

    media
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:44 am
    VAT PSA 17 from King Of Hearts Media on Vimeo. Letter to the Editor Dear BP, I am glad that I can have a section on this website to express my views on Value Added Tax. Like a lot of Bahamians I was very mad when the idea of VAT was introduced to us. All I could think about was more of my hard-earned money being paid out and nothing but my pay check coming in. What I started to pay attention to was the fact that the government was going above and beyond its duty in making sure that every Bahamian was knowledgeable on VAT. I got educated and realized the government of The Bahamas did not seek…
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • Fifty-fifty chance of white Christmas in the south

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    “At this point the weather forecasting model we use shows snow over southwest Finland and the western half of the Uusimaa region, but a second model indicates that the precipitation front may move farther southwest, missing Finland all together,” says Hellinen. “So there’s pretty much a fifty percent change that Helsinki will have snow for Christmas,” he continues. Hellinen says snow will fall over central and northern Finland this weekend, moving into Russia and subsiding on Sunday. Once the front has passed, the weather will clear up and temperatures will drop below freezing, he…
  • President meets with party chairs to find common ground on security policy

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö invited the chairs of Finland’s main political parties: National Coalition Party Chair Alexander Stubb, Social Democratic Party Chair Antti Rinne, Finns Party Chair Timo Soini, Centre Party Chair Juha Sipilä, Left Alliance Chair Paavo Arhinmäki, Green League Chair Ville Niinistö, Swedish People’s Party Chair Carl Haglund and Christian Democrats Chair Päivi Räsänen, to his office in Mäntyniemi Friday to discuss Finnish security policy. “Our ability to defend ourselves autonomously is the cornerstone of Finnish security,” the President said…
  • Finnish Police fired a gun only six times in 2013

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    Finnish Police fired their guns on duty only six times in 2013, reports the Finnish news agency STT. “The Finnish Police respond to slightly more than one million different kinds of emergency situations per year, so in light of this fact, it is very rare that we resort to using firearms,” says Jukka Salomaa, an instructor in the use of force and strategies of engagement at Finland’s Police University College. The UK newspaper The Economist reported in August that British police officers fired their weapons three times in total in 2013. In 2012 the figure was just one. The high-profile…
  • Exporting Finnish school meals to Britain

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    At South London's Hitherfield Primary School, all children aged 4 to 7 now receive a free warm lunch. Previously only lower income kids did, while others ate meals packed by their parents.“Today we’re having sausages and they’re yummy,” says 6-year-old Marley.Hitherfield's Head Teacher Chris Ashley-Jones lauds the initiative."We know that every child is having a hot meal and a good quality meal, so we're really pleased about that. It's been a really big improvement," says Ashley-Jones.The improvement in recent years of British school food is due to the efforts of advocates…
  • Suspended prison sentences in Finland’s first terrorism case

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:42 am
    All four men received suspended sentences for financing terrorist acts. According to the charge sheet the accused transferred a total of just over 3,000 euros to Somalia to support the terrorist organisation Al-Shabaab. However the accused say the money was used for routine aid work.The main accused was also charged with recruitment for terrorist crimes as well as the intention to commit terrorist acts.He was suspected of recruiting his brother to join Al-Shabaab. He was also accused of abducting and taking minors to an Al-Shabaab training camp against their will, and with the help of his…
 
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • Joan Didion at 80

    thuudung
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:21 pm
    An American essay today without a sudden and revelatory personal aside is hardly an American essay at all. For that tic we can thank Joan Didion… more
  • Culinary imagination

    thuudung
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:19 pm
    For Robert Burns (haggis), Virginia Woolf (sausage, haddock), and Emily Dickinson (Black Cake), appetite was important to art… more
  • Donkeys and the military

    thuudung
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:17 pm
    When did the humble donkey become the ultimate fighting machine? It all began in 520 BC with King Darius I… more
  • The Foreign Spell

    thuudung
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Cherish foreignness. Enjoying the convenience of modern travel, we underestimate the differences of other lands. That’s a mistake… more
  • Orwell’s journalism

    thuudung
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:48 pm
    When it comes to Orwell, we risk beatifying the man. Best to state what’s simple and true: He was always interesting, even when he was wrong… more
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    Samuel Scott

  • The Death of Linkbuilding for SEO

    Samuel Scott
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Over the past two years, SEOMoz became Moz, ThunderSEO became ThunderActive, and seOverflow became Inflow. Although I do not work for these companies, I would argue that they — and likely many more — have been rebranding themselves by removing affiliations to “SEO” and instead associating themselves with good, old-fashioned “marketing.” The reason? The phrase “SEO” has become tainted with an association with dubious efforts to rank highly in Google with “linkbuilding” and other tricks that increasingly — and thankfully — no longer work. Nutshell: In 2015 and beyond,…
  • How to Pitch Reporters in Various Industries

    Samuel Scott
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:43 am
    In the end, journalists are just another audience in a company’s overall marketing strategy — and they should be treated as such in publicity and public relations plans. A month ago, I wrote an essay for Moz on the coming integration of SEO and public relations. The post included a lengthy infographic flowchart and a later graphic that I will sample here. (Be sure to see the original post for the full versions!) Here are the steps of the marketing process (whether they are used in digital marketing or traditional marketing or both): Set Goals and KPIs Audience Identification and Research…
  • How to Get More Good Twitter Followers

    Samuel Scott
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:01 am
    Having a large Twitter following brings many benefits — more fans who will retweet your posts, higher Klout scores, better branding, more media attention are just a few of them. So, many CEOs have been telling their Vice Presidents of Marketing or marketing agencies, “Get us 100,000 Twitter followers tomorrow!” I exaggerate only a little. If you want to grow your Twitter followers in terms of both quantity and quality, this process that I have used over the years may help. Feel free to comment with your other ideas below! Don’t Buy Followers in Bulk I’ve seen too many instances…
  • The Future of SEO in 2015

    Samuel Scott
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:38 am
    Build, promote, and publicize a website that delights its target audience. Everything else will fall into place. This is the secret to good search-engine optimization for 2015 – but, frankly, it should always have been the best practice in the first place. Google is beholden to Internet users. The moment that web surfers no longer think that the search-engine giant delivers quality search results is the time that Google will follow the path of AltaVista and die. As far as we can know, nothing is arbitrary about the components of Google’s algorithm. Every ranking factor is there for a…
  • Join Me at Brighton SEO in April 2015!

    Samuel Scott
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:07 am
    I’m honored to announce that I will be joining such esteemed marketing influencers as Aleyda Solis, Erica McGillivray of Moz, and Tom Anthony of Distilled on the speakers’ list of the next Brighton SEO in England in April 2015. I will speak on the integration of SEO and PR in a talk entitled “Stop Thinking About Links. Start Thinking About Publicity!” I hope to see you there! Cool note! Brighton SEO is also offering a new membership affiliation for those who want to contribute more to the digital-marketing world. I highly recommend that you check it out. Thanks for reading! Don’t…
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    Bible Prophecy Blog

  • Video: Pope Francis Reclaims Vatican's Role as Diplomatic Mediator

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    The crucial role played by Pope Francis in bringing Cuba and the United States together signals that history's first Latin American pope has no qualms about putting the Holy See on the front lines of diplomacy, especially for a cause it has long championed.The Vatican said Wednesday that Francis... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • The Rapture (Part 23)

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    Dr. Andy Woods Sugar Land Bible Church My previous articles commenced a series on the rapture of the church. We began with the question, "What is the Rapture?" This question can best be answered by noting ten truths about the rapture from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. We then... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • The Lordship of Jesus Christ

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Dr. Charles Bing GraceLife Ministries Jesus is Lord. No one who believes the Bible denies that. But what does that mean and how does Christ's lordship apply to our salvation and our Christian life?The Meaning of LordThe word usually translated Lord in the New Testament is the Greek word Kyrios.... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Russian Weapons Advancements

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:34 am
    Dr. Ed Hindson World Prophetic Ministry Russian President Vladimir Putin announced in mid-September that his country will embark on a program to introduce an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, according to an Associated Press report.Putin's announcement came just as the Russian... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Video: World Government on the Horizon

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    Dr. Andy Woods's presentation at a Compass Bible Conference September 2014. He discusses the past, present, and future of Government from a Biblical point of view.47:38Related Links One in 500 people living with no nationality: report • TODAYonline Jeff Sessions: Funding Exec Amnesty Helps DC, Wall... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
 
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    Web Hosting » Web Hosting | Affordable Web Hosting,Cheapest Web Hosting In Pakistan,Free Domain Registration in Pakistan

  • Cheapest Web Hosting in Pakistan Guidelines

    admin
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    I know you are here for Cheapest web hosting in Pakistan, although there are hundreds of Hosting service providers claims they are the cheapest Web Hosting in Pakistan. cheapest web hosting in pakistan But problem is this how to judge they are real cheap and affordable web hosting providers ? there are many points like their price , any hidden charges which many hosting provider expose after finalizing deal. Web Hosting servers speed, and down time of web server. How much professional in Technical support ? guarantee of web server IP Reputation, how many script and other facilities they…
  • Web Hosting in Pakistan, and other Details

    admin
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:06 am
    Other most important thing for customers is Uptime of Services, We suggest to customers when he search any hosting company for hosting then final Uptime of service from related hosting company. In Pakistan OrbitGoogle Webhosting Company is very large company and providing services with 99.9% Uptime. OrbitGoogle Webhosting Company provides Services On Shared hosting Reseller hosting, VPS, Dedicated Server with 99.9% Uptime for our corporate, business and personal level customers. We are provide cheap hosting, our server Located in the Data center which are world’s most secure and…
  • How do I update my domains nameservers?

    admin
    30 Dec 2012 | 1:46 pm
    Depending upon the domain name registrar where you registered the domain name, you should have access to the registrar control panel. You can login to your domain name registrars control panel and make the required nameserver updates. Please use the following instructions for popular domain name registrars. Note: if your registrar is not listed below, please contact them to obtain the instructions for updating your domains name servers. Godaddy.Com http://help.godaddy.com/article/664 NetworkSolutions.Com http://www.networksolutions.com/support/move-dns-to-a-new-server/ Enom.Com…
  • How do I create custom nameservers?

    admin
    30 Dec 2012 | 1:44 pm
    Depending upon the domain name registrar where you registered the domain name, you should have access to the registrar control panel. You can login to your domain name registrars control panel and create your custom nameservers. Please use the following instructions for popular domain name registrars. Note: if your registrar is not listed below, please contact them to obtain the instructions for updating your domains name servers. Also note, once you have created the custom nameservers at your domain registrars control panel, you will have to make sure that you update the ns1. and ns2.
  • Web Hosting Service, Website Host Pakistan, Web Host Karachi …

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    23 Dec 2012 | 1:20 am
    Orbitgoogle, a web hosting services provider, offers affordable hosting services, domain names, easy-to-use software and e-commerce tools for small to medium sized businesses (SMB). Read More: Web Hosting Service, Website Host Pakistan, Web Host Karachi … The post Web Hosting Service, Website Host Pakistan, Web Host Karachi … appeared first on Web Hosting.
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    Albany Tribune News

  • Ralph Nader: Thanksgiving For Social Scientists: Wish It Were – OpEd

    Ralph Nader
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:59 pm
    By Ralph Nader I wish there could be a Thanksgiving for the applied bounty that could come from the hundreds of thousands of political scientists, economists, sociologists, psychologists, and anthropologists. I am referring especially to those social scientists who are full-time, tenured professors at universities, colleges and community colleges who are not indentured to commercial moonlighting. Those of us who look for ways to get things done for the betterment of society seek such contributions from people who spend their days studying what is happening in our country, and to whom. Other…
  • Wyden Asks FAA To Update Unmanned Aircraft Rules

    Albany Tribune
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    By Albany Tribune U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to speed up approvals for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) test permits, and to ensure the agency’s plans to regulate these aircraft don’t fall behind schedule. The FAA created six test sites across the country to study unmanned aircraft in response to a request from Congress in 2012 to craft regulations that meet the unique safety challenges posed by UAS. The agency, which is responsible for overseeing the safety of U.S. airspace, has until September 2015 to create a strategy to…
  • Airstrikes Continue To Target ISIL In Syria, Iraq

    Albany Tribune
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
    By Albany Tribune U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria yesterday and today using bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct 10 airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported Wednesday. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted seven airstrikes in Iraq yesterday and today using attack, fighter and remotely-piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists, officials said. According to U.S. Central Command officials, In Syria, 10 airstrikes near Kobani struck an ISIL fighting position, a large ISIL unit, two tactical ISIL…
  • Vancouver Police Officers Involved In Shooting‏

    Albany Tribune
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    By Albany Tribune Vancouver Police responded to a disturbance between a male and a female at an apartment located at 11716 NE 49th Street in Vancouver. Officers were advised that the male subject had set an apartment on fire and was believed to be armed. Multiple officers arrived and located the male in the parking lot of the complex armed with a gun. The male refused commands from officers to put his weapon down and was shot. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene. The fire fully engulfed the unit and has since been extinguished. Neighboring units in that building were evacuated.
  • Nominations Open For Albany’s Human Relations Commission Award

    Albany Tribune
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    By Albany Tribune Nominations are now open for the Human Relations Commission Award, sponsored by the City of Albany Human Relations Commission. The Commission wants to recognize individuals and nonprofit organizations or nonprofit businesses in Albany that have worked to promote harmonious relations among the citizens of Albany. Selection will be based on a demonstrated commitment to promoting human relations, diversity, and/or equality through community programs and activities. Nominees need not be Albany residents. Award recipients will be chosen in two categories: “individual” and…
 
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    Deadline

  • Sony Consults With ‘Scandal’-ous Crisis-Management Expert

    Erik Pedersen
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:22 pm
    In a near-case of life imitating art, Amy Pascal and other top Sony executives have had a few meetings with Judy Smith, the crisis-management wiz who inspired the Olivia Pope character on hit ABC drama Scandal, to discuss strategies for dealing with the massive hack attack that led to the controversial pulling of Sony's movie The Interview and made top Sony executives tabloid fodder when their private emails were made public. The Sony Motion Picture Group is…
  • Sony Chief “Disappointed” By Obama Rebuke, Hollywood’s Cowed Silence

    Jen Yamato
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:23 pm
    UPDATED: Sony CEO Michael Lynton further contradicted President Obama's criticism that Sony had “made a mistake” in handling the release of The Interview in his full sit-down with CNN on Friday. Obama said today that the studio did not come to him for help when cyberterrorists crippled the studio in a November hacking attack ordered by North Korea, but Lynton said the President was the mistaken one. “We definitely spoke to a senior advisor in the White House to talk about…
  • Embeth Davidtz & Jack Noseworthy Join ‘Marilyn’ Miniseries; ‘Lumen’ Pilot Rounds Out Cast

    The Deadline Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Mad Men alumna Embeth Davidtz and Jack Noseworthy (Killing Kennedy) have been cast opposite Kelli Garner and Susan Sarandon in Marilyn, Lifetime's upcoming four-hour miniseries about tragic Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe, to premiere in 2015. Based on best-selling book The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli, the mini will center on Marilyn (Garner), who walks red carpets in shimmering gowns while fighting a battle against demons she's inherited from her…
  • Veronica Osorio Inks Talent Deal With Fox

    Nellie Andreeva
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:02 pm
    In a competitive situation, Fox Broadcasting Co. and 20th Century Fox TV have signed a talent holding deal with Veronica Osorio of Upright Citizen's Brigade New York to be cast in a comedy pilot for the network and studio this development season. “We met Veronica and were instantly captivated by her story, drive and passion for comedy,” said Fox SVP casting Tess Sanchez. “She's performed with the very best in sketch and improv, and we're so excited to catch her on the…
  • Fox International Ups Kieran Breen To Marketing President Post

    Jen Yamato
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Following a record-breaking summer for 20th Century Fox, Kieran Breen has been promoted to President of International Marketing, the company's Worldwide Marketing and Distribution heads Paul Hanneman and Tomas Jegeus announced today. Breen has served as Fox International's EVP, International Marketing since 2006 and has been with the studio since 2000. He started his run with Fox as its UK Marketing Director in the UK and Ireland. In his newly upped post he'll report to…
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    The Conversation

  • Cuba: notes from a frequent visitor

    Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Professor of History at Vanderbilt University
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:40 pm
    There's a lot to be rebuilt in downtown Havana Jane Landers, Author providedAs an historian who grew up in the Caribbean and who has been researching and traveling to Cuba since it was still a Soviet dependent, I have been asked frequently in the last few days my impression of the astounding news that the United States and Cuba have agreed to restore diplomatic relations with one another. My short answer is that this breakthrough in US-Cuban relations is hugely important and long overdue. The standoff was a remnant of the Cold War that made no sense when we deal with more repressive…
  • The Interview, Hollywood and the politics of ridicule

    Patricia Phalen, Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Is it ever okay to depict the assassination of living person? KCNA/ReutersSony’s decision to cancel the Christmas Day release of its film The Interview is drawing harsh criticism from Hollywood’s elite. George Clooney is asking everyone to stand up against the cancellation. Judd Apatow is defending comedy’s history of attacking people who are “bad to other people.” Rob Lowe, Steve Carell, Jimmy Kimmel and many, many more celebrities have added their voices to the mix. The Interview, which features Randall Park in the role of North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, follows an absurd (and…
  • The Stephen Colbert legacy

    Sophia A. McClennen, Director, Center for Global Studies at Pennsylvania State University
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Stephen Colbert created an extraordinary character: a right-wing, bloviating pundit who was both outrageous and adorable. Lucy Nicholson/ReutersIf you were following politics over the last few election cycles, you were most likely getting some of your information from satire. In fact, research has shown that in today’s political climate, satire has become one of the most influential sources of public discourse in our nation – especially for younger voters. Sometimes, satirical news shows even create news of their own that’s later reported on by mainstream outlets. A number of comedians…
  • How we found world’s deepest fish in the Mariana Trench – and why we must keep exploring

    Alan Jamieson, Senior Lecturer, Oceanlab at University of Aberdeen
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:37 pm
    The record-breaker poses for the camera, 8,145m below the waves. Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen, CC BYIt was our 14th expedition to the trenches of the Pacific Ocean, where depths can exceed 10,000m. And it was due to be our last for the foreseeable future. We had been aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s (SOI) vessel RV Falkor for 30 days. It was almost over. Then, it turned out to be “the big one”. For this was the expedition in which my colleagues and I discovered a snailfish living some eight kilometres below the waves, deeper than any fish we know of. My colleagues from the…
  • The last exiles

    Gustavo Perez Firmat, David Feinson Professor in Humanities, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:07 pm
    The author with his brother and father on the way to Florida Author provided“Normalization” – that’s been the word of the week among Cubans and Cuba watchers. Set aside for the moment whether it’s really possible for a dictatorship and a democracy to have normal relations, since normality implies a common norm. As a Cuban who has lived in the United States all of his adult life, the question for me is what normalization will mean for the nearly one million Cubans who reside in this country. This is not an easy question to answer, for the composition of the Cuban American community…
 
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    DataSlam

  • The Next Step

    Ernie Smith
    6 Dec 2014 | 8:26 am
    Hey guys. Just an update on the whole Ernie front over this way. I think that, while the DataSlam approach has been a nice go-between for something bigger … eventually, it's time to figure out something bigger. That bigger thing? I call it Tedium. Yeah, that's Medium with a "T." But it's really more than that. It's gonna be my attempt to dig a little deeper, get off the news cycle for a bit, and … well, attempt to find the absolute end of the long tail. I'm not sure I'll find it. But I hope you're along for the ride. If you're interested in following along, keep on this RSS feed. And…
  • Screw Your Reflexive Creed Puns

    Ernie Smith
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:19 pm
    "About eight weeks ago, I began an audit of not only my record company but my personal finances. During the course of that audit, a lot of things were uncovered. A lot of money was stolen from me, or royalties not paid, and that's when all hell began to break loose." Creed lead singer Scott Stapp, speaking about the financial woes that have left him essentially penniless despite a career in which his band sold more than 40 million records worldwide. Creed is a terrible band, but he earned the success he had. No jokes here about the fact that he's living in a Holiday Inn Express and has had to…
  • The Man With the TETRIS License Plate

    Ernie Smith
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Reminder, kids: If you invent Tetris, you get to put a Tetris license plate on your Tesla. Also, Alexey Pajitnov is a total badass.
  • You Don't Need Stuff

    Ernie Smith
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:41 pm
    "I slept for many years on a prison floor, and the nights I got a mattress, I was happy. I survived with barely nothing. So I started giving great importance to the small things in life and to the limits of things. If I dedicate myself to having a lot of things, I will have to spend a great part of my life taking care of them. And I won’t have time left to spend it on the things I like—in my case, politics." Outgoing Uruguay president José Mujica, discussing the perks of living extremely light. Mujica, who spent part of his life as a political prisoner, refused to move into the…
  • Putting Normal Users Before Power Users

    Ernie Smith
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:17 pm
    An ex-Googler explains the internal turf war that led to the creation of Inbox, the Gmail replacement that recently went online in beta form. Basically, the Gmail team redesigned the email app to downplay its numerous power-user features. And people who worked at Google hated it. They hated it even more after this bit of passive aggression: In response, the head of the Gmail design team made a presentation entitled “You Are Not the User." If you were not lucky enough to witness the carnage in person you could view its archived version on the internal Google+. The presentation detailed the…
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • California: “San Jose Libraries: Stepping In To Help Young People Learn Computer Coding”

    Gary Price
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From the San Jose Mercury News: Kids today seem to know most of the ins and outs of computers. Their quick fingers dash over desktop, laptop and cell phone keyboards much faster than most adults’. However, computer coding remains a mystery to many, and even high schools–90 percent of which do not offer coding classes–appear to be leaving the teaching to others. San Jose’s public library system is stepping in to fill that gap. Dec. 8-14 was Computer Science Education Week, and nine of the system’s branches, as well as the main Martin Luther King Jr. main library,…
  • 22 Open Access Policies Adopted in EIFL Project and Partner Countries During 2014

    Gary Price
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    From EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries): The EIFL Open Access (OA) programme advocates nationally and internationally for the adoption of OA policies and mandates, to ensure that research output is freely and openly available for all. This year was very successful, with 22 new OA policies being adopted in EIFL partner and project countries. Direct to List of Policies Adopted During 2014 The list (does not include all new policies). It points out four policies in Africa, two in Asia, and seven in Europe. Direct to List of 70 OA Policies in EIFL Project and Partner Countries
  • Kansas City Public Library Works to Expand Usage of Electronic Resources with eCards

    Gary Price
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    A smart and important project from the Kansas City, Missouri Public Library that’s being launched just as loads of new computers, tablets, and other devices are given as gifts. Nice work in KCMO. Here’s how the library describes the new service. From KCPL: The Kansas City Public Library is making it easier than ever to tap into its vast array of electronic resources, from e-books and audiobooks to streaming movies and television shows, magazines, newspapers, and more. Beginning Monday, December 22, 2014 – just in time for recipients of e-readers, tablets, and other new…
  • Mellon Foundation Grants Carnegie Mellon $2 Million To Use Technology-Enhanced Learning to Transform Graduate Education in Humanities

    Gary Price
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:21 am
    From Carnegie Mellon University: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Carnegie Mellon University a five-year, $2 million grant to use technology-enhanced learning (TEL) to transform and enhance graduate education in the humanities. With a well-established legacy of pioneering TEL and through its Simon Initiative, a strategic, university-wide commitment to use TEL to improve learning outcomes for all students, Carnegie Mellon is uniquely positioned to advance digital scholarship and TEL in the humanities. “The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation cares deeply about the future of the…
  • The Wikipedia Library Project Adds More Publishers Including Elsevier and Royal Society of Chemistry

    Gary Price
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    Jake Orlowitz, founder and the person in charge of the Wikipedia Library Project, alerts members (and potential) members that more publishers have joined the project and are now donating Wikipedia editors (who qualify) access to paywalled content for research and citation purposes and at no charge. Orlowitz reports (in an email) that four more publishers are providing access via the program. They are: Elsevier – Science and Medicine Journals and Books (via Science Direct) Royal Society of Chemistry Gold Access – Chemistry Journals Pelican Books – Ebook Monographs Public…
 
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  • CBO’s 2014 Long-Term Projections for Social Security: Additional Information

    fulltextreports
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    CBO’s 2014 Long-Term Projections for Social Security: Additional Information Source: Congressional Budget office Social Security is the federal government’s largest single program. Of the 59 million people who currently receive Social Security benefits, about 71 percent are retired workers or their spouses and children, and another 10 percent are survivors of deceased workers; all of […]
  • Fact Sheet: Charting a New Course on Cuba

    fulltextreports
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Charting a New Course on Cuba Source: U.S. Department of State Today, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people. We are separated by 90 miles of water, but brought together through the relationships between the two […]
  • Complex temporal climate signals drive the emergence of human water-borne disease

    fulltextreports
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Complex temporal climate signals drive the emergence of human water-borne disease Source: Emerging Microbes & Infections Predominantly occurring in developing parts of the world, Buruli ulcer is a severely disabling mycobacterium infection which often leads to extensive necrosis of the skin. While the exact route of transmission remains uncertain, like many tropical diseases, associations with […]
  • Can pro-growth policies lift all boats? An analysis based on household disposable income

    fulltextreports
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Can pro-growth policies lift all boats? An analysis based on household disposable income (PDF) Source: OECD In a majority of OECD countries, GDP growth over the past three decades has been associated with growing income disparities. To shed some lights on the potential sources of trade-offs between growth and equity, this paper investigates the long-run […]
  • The Rise of the Medical Scribe: Industry Implications for the Advancement of Electronic Health Records

    fulltextreports
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The Rise of the Medical Scribe: Industry Implications for the Advancement of Electronic Health Records Source: Journal of the American Medical Association With federal meaningful-use incentives driving adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), physicians are increasingly concerned about the time spent documenting patient information and managing orders via computerized patient order entry (CPOE). Many perceive […]
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  • Detroit is a shopping hub this holiday season … and throughout the year

    Marge Sorge
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Got some last minute shopping to do? There are plenty of places in Detroit that can provide everything from clothing to jewelry to baked goods and coffee to books and bikes. During its recent NEIdeas Challenge, the New Economy Initiative found nearly 600 great businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park that offer unique products … great for your holiday giving. Here are just few of them.   Art Imitating Life Clothing Art Imitating Life was born in Detroit with a goal of creating “wearable conversation pieces.” It evolved into an idea to get more people interested in art…
  • Freedom Center at Detroit Metro offers special thanks to military personnel for their service this holiday season

    M Lapham
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Delta Airlines is thanking military personnel and their families for their service in a very special way this holiday season. It is the presenting sponsor of the “Holiday Military Salute” at the Freedom Center military lounge at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Set aside from the hustle and bustle of the terminal at Detroit Metro, the Freedom Center  is a place where those in the military and their families can relax and forget the chaos and headaches of travel. The Holiday Military Salute program, which runs from December 15 through January 15, coincides with the busiest time of the…
  • Menorah in the D lights up tonight in Campus Martius; has a message of hope and light for Detroit

    M Lapham
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    It is hard not to think of holiday images that have stood the test of time and sit in our collective minds … the lights and the spiritual messages that transcend religious boundaries. One of those is the menorah. Tonight (December 16) on the first night of Chanukah, the 24-ft. Menorah will be lite at Campus Martius. The ceremony begins at 5:00 p.m. and everyone is invited to attend “Menorah in the D.” It has meaning for all of us. The menorah is seen as a beacon of hope to the people of a city in difficult times. It stems back to a time when the Jews, led by Mattathias the…
  • Menorah in the D celebrates the city, its future and the bright light that this community shines

    Karen Dybis
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    An amazing thing happened this week – Detroit emerged from bankruptcy protection. It is the kind of financial freedom that has the potential to turn this community into a powerhouse in the years to come. It’s about freedom in so many ways – Detroit shed so much past debt that everything feels lighter and leaner in the city right now. In many ways, it makes the holiday celebrations going on around Detroit that much more significant. On Tuesday, Metro Detroit’s Jewish community and friends of all religions will gather at Campus Martius for the fourth annual Menorah in the D, bringing an…
  • New Michigan Humane Society campus will strengthen the Detroit community

    Cindy Pasky
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:49 am
    A few years ago while out for a bike ride our veterinarian heard a soft whimpering in a dumpster. Inside he found a tiny, very scared puppy stuffed inside a trash bag. He rescued and treated her and let us know about his find. We took her home and today Chrissy is part of our family and surrounded by constant love and attention. Finding a puppy in discarded in a dumpster is only one of the atrocities the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) sees every day. It currently shelters nearly 15,000 of these forgotten animals each year and responds to nearly 10,000 animal cruelty and rescue calls annually.
 
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  • Ralph Nader: Thanksgiving For Social Scientists: Wish It Were – OpEd

    Ralph Nader
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:59 pm
    By Ralph Nader I wish there could be a Thanksgiving for the applied bounty that could come from the hundreds of thousands of political scientists, economists, sociologists, psychologists, and anthropologists. I am referring especially to those social scientists who are full-time, tenured professors at universities, colleges and community colleges who are not indentured to commercial moonlighting. Those of us who look for ways to get things done for the betterment of society seek such contributions from people who spend their days studying what is happening in our country, and to whom. Other…
  • Wyden Asks FAA To Update Unmanned Aircraft Rules

    Albany Tribune
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    By Albany Tribune U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to speed up approvals for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) test permits, and to ensure the agency’s plans to regulate these aircraft don’t fall behind schedule. The FAA created six test sites across the country to study unmanned aircraft in response to a request from Congress in 2012 to craft regulations that meet the unique safety challenges posed by UAS. The agency, which is responsible for overseeing the safety of U.S. airspace, has until September 2015 to create a strategy to…
  • Airstrikes Continue To Target ISIL In Syria, Iraq

    Albany Tribune
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
    By Albany Tribune U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria yesterday and today using bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct 10 airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported Wednesday. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted seven airstrikes in Iraq yesterday and today using attack, fighter and remotely-piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists, officials said. According to U.S. Central Command officials, In Syria, 10 airstrikes near Kobani struck an ISIL fighting position, a large ISIL unit, two tactical ISIL…
  • Vancouver Police Officers Involved In Shooting‏

    Albany Tribune
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    By Albany Tribune Vancouver Police responded to a disturbance between a male and a female at an apartment located at 11716 NE 49th Street in Vancouver. Officers were advised that the male subject had set an apartment on fire and was believed to be armed. Multiple officers arrived and located the male in the parking lot of the complex armed with a gun. The male refused commands from officers to put his weapon down and was shot. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene. The fire fully engulfed the unit and has since been extinguished. Neighboring units in that building were evacuated.
  • Nominations Open For Albany’s Human Relations Commission Award

    Albany Tribune
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    By Albany Tribune Nominations are now open for the Human Relations Commission Award, sponsored by the City of Albany Human Relations Commission. The Commission wants to recognize individuals and nonprofit organizations or nonprofit businesses in Albany that have worked to promote harmonious relations among the citizens of Albany. Selection will be based on a demonstrated commitment to promoting human relations, diversity, and/or equality through community programs and activities. Nominees need not be Albany residents. Award recipients will be chosen in two categories: “individual” and…
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  • K. Michelle Wants to Marry a White Man, Talks Idris and More (Watch)

    billie1225
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:51 pm
    “I think men take black women for granted in America. I loved the ‘mannerisms’ of the British and how they treat women. In the UK they absolutely adore Black women…” – Read through to the end of this article to get the full scoop on why K. Michelle said she wants to marry a white […]
  • Kevin Hart on Sony Emails: ‘I’m a Talent, I Don’t Control that World’

    Deron Dalton
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:20 pm
    *Comedic superstar Kevin Hart wants to stay out of the drama. He told HipHollywood the Sony emails hack has nothing to do with him, and he wants it to stay that way. “At the end of the of day I’m a talent, and as a talent I do what I’m supposed to do which is put […]
  • Ray Rice: New Video Shows Couple in Various Emotional Stages After Elevator Punch (Watch)

    EurPublisher
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:29 pm
    *It turns out there’s even MORE surveillance video of Janay Palmer Rice and Ray Rice ABC News has obtained a copy of the security-camera video that shows what happened after violent elevator knock-out by Ray Rice of then girlfriend, Janay Palmer. In the new video, they are shown with their hands cuffed behind their backs […]
  • Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz Question the ‘Urban’ Tag on ‘Annie’

    EURPublisher01
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:05 pm
    *The term “urban,” when used to describe Columbia’s new update of “Annie” with black actors, is something that co-stars Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx believe is outdated. Diaz, who plays orphanage matron Miss Hannigan, says this version of the film will become the definitive “Annie” for a new generation of fans who have never seen […]
  • Iggy Azalea: Azealia Banks ‘Lacks the Mental Capacity’ to Realize She’s a ‘Bigot’

    EURPublisher01
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    *Azealia Banks revived her Twitter feud with Iggy Azalea early Friday, sparking a flurry of tweets on both sides that ended (at press time) with Banks calling Iggy a “clueless white girl.” Their beef first exploded on Twitter earlier this month when Banks blasted Iggy for staying silent in the wake of the grand jury’s decision not […]
 
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  • Long Beach Transit Moving to TAP Payment System

    Editor
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    Commencing February 8, 2015, Long Beach Transit (LBT) will fully transition to the Transit Access Pass (TAP) system, which allows customers to load multiple transit passes and Stored Value (aka cash) onto one durable smart card for a more streamlined public transportation experience. LBT customers are encouraged to get their TAP card before the transition date to continue riding LBT without interruption.Read the rest of Long Beach Transit Moving to TAP Payment System
  • DUI Checkpoint to Target Impaired Drivers in West Long Beach Saturday

    Editor
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday, December 20, 2014, in West Long Beach between 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes.  Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.  Read the rest of DUI Checkpoint to Target Impaired Drivers in West…
  • 3 Stations Pump Out Holiday Cheer Thanks Socal Honda

    Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Helpful Honda Guys are real. And they’re helpful! Long Beach residents and travelers were surprised all morning with Free Gas in Long Beach, from the SoCal Honda Dealers, on DAY 6 of Twelve Days of Free Gas leading up to Christmas. The Guys in Blue brought Random Acts of Helpfulness to the pumps in the LBC on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Residents were greeted with complimentary tanks of fuel with SoCal Honda’s big Free Gas Tanker Truck at Valero (2801 E. Broadway), and Shell (2103 N. Bellflower Blvd., and at 2589 N. Lakewood Blvd.) in Long Beach as a helpful present for the holidays,…
  • What Excites You About Long Beach? Capture It on Video to Win!

    Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    The Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau (LBCVB) is asking its community a simple question: What excites you about Long Beach? With that in mind, the LBCVB is launching its first-ever digital video contest to allow visitors and locals alike to show the world what excites them about the “Beach with Benefits.” Starting on December 15 and lasting through January 31, the “What Excites You About Long Beach” video contest will ask anyone and everyone to create a video from 15 seconds to 180 seconds, showcasing some of their favorite Long Beach locations. A total of six winning…
  • Vice Mayor Lowenthal Honors Stewards of the Second District

    Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Fire Station #2 were one of 72 recipients honored as a Steward of the Second District earlier this month. On Thursday, December 11, 2014 Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal recognized 72 residents, businesses, community groups and city staff as “Stewards of the Second District”, because of their leadership and commitment to our community and the City of Long Beach. Among those being recognized were Stewards nominated by neighborhood and business associations in the Second District. Read the rest of Vice Mayor Lowenthal Honors Stewards of the Second District
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  • Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children

    AP News
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Police block the road outside a house where eight children have been found dead the Cairns suburb of Manoora, Australia. Pic AP. SYDNEY (AP) — An woman has been arrested for murder in the killings of 8 children in an Australian home. Queensland Police Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said Saturday that the 37-year-old woman was currently under guard at a hospital in the northern city of Cairns. She is the mother of seven of the children found dead in the house. The eighth child was her niece. Police haven’t said how the children died. But Asnicar said they’re examining several…
  • Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing

    AP News
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:42 am
    TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — A rumbling volcano has erupted in eastern Indonesia, leaving at least one hiker missing, injuring nine others and forcing the closure of an airport. Spokesman for Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says Friday that Mount Gamalama on Ternate island in North Maluku province spewed hot ash and smoke up to 2,000 meters (6,560 feet) into the air just before midnight Thursday. He says nine panicked hikers fell while fleeing to safety and suffered severe injuries. Four of them were hospitalized and rescuers are searching for the tenth still…
  • Filipino family wants US Marine in local jail during trial

    AP News
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:59 pm
    A protester holds a lit candle in front of a portrait of slain Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude during a rally at the University of the Philippines campus in October. Pic: AP. MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Marine charged with killing a transgender Filipino woman has been brought back to the city where the attack occurred two months ago, and lawyers of the victim say they will seek his detention in a local jail during his murder trial. Relatives of Jennifer Laude saw the suspect, Marine Pfc Joseph Scott Pemberton, for the first time since the killing as he was…
  • Pakistan military: 32 militants killed in ambush

    AP News
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:56 pm
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani military says it has killed 32 militants in an ambush in the country’s rugged northwest. In a statement Friday the military said the militants were moving through the Tirah Valley of the Khyber region to the border with Afghanistan when they were targeted by Pakistani forces. The military said three of its forces were wounded in the incident. This comes on top of an earlier announcement by the military that it killed 27 militants in air strikes and ground operations in the Khyber area. The operations come days after the massacre Tuesday of 148 people —…
  • New Zealand bar manager to be tried for religious offenses in Yangon

    Casey Hynes
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:39 pm
    The offending image. Image via Facebook. A New Zealand man has been charged with of committing religious offenses in Burma after posting images of the Buddha wearing headphones to promote a party at the bar he manages. Philip Blackwood and two other men, his Burmese business partners, will stand trial Dec. 26, according to the New Zealand website Stuff. The Religion Act stipulates that those convicted of offending the Buddha can face up to two years in jail. Blackwood, 32, runs VGastro Bar in Yangon, and was arrested and denied bail last week. The poster, which was used to promote drink deals…
 
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    Asia Travels

  • Heritage from Tamerlan

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    Kyrgyzstan and its history amazes me very often. I ask myself, how can this small country include such huge amount of history inside? The thing is, the history is not only on the books but also scattered by different places. Just taking a tour around this country and sightseeing can as much information as in […]
  • National Hero

    admin
    6 Dec 2014 | 4:59 am
      As you enter the Osh city, you will see the monument of a strong man on the horse and the lions or leopards on his both sides. This is the national hero of Kyrgyzstan – Manas. There are so many debates going on, whether Manas actually existed or not, however, the epic of Manas […]
  • Ancient Bazaar

    admin
    29 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    The second “must see” place in Osh city is the ancient bazaar. Situated in two sides of Ak-Buura River, the bazaar has the perfect eastern atmosphere, which can be felt in only a few places. Bazaar consists of just about a couple but very long lines, which makes it easier for the new visitors to […]
  • Solomon’s Mountain

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    The 3000-year-old city hides some of special treasures of Silk Road, which is situated at the very center of it. We mentioned about it in the last blog. It is the Suleiman mountain, for some the sacred place, for others one of the best places to observe the city, just like the great king of […]
  • 3000 years of History

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:11 am
    Sometimes really huge events can happen in pretty small places. For instance, tiny little Kyrgyzstan hides such significant treasures, that it takes several chapters to talk about them. One of those pearls is the city of Osh. Osh is said to be the most ancient city of Kyrgyzstan. According to the Chinese historical scripts, the […]
 
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  • MONEY

    mgopin
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
                        Every dollar spent is an investment in the world’s tilt towards the good or the bad. Every dollar is a statement, a testimony to who you are and what you believe in. Money is sacred, money is power, money is a testimony. No matter how wealthy or how poor you consider yourself to be, your spent money is a testimony to who you are and what your power is as long as you live. Even your saved money, is spent by where you save it. Ask, before each dollar spent or invested, does…
  • DEMOCRACY’S PARADOX

    mgopin
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
                        (reflections on the 2010 decade’s upward tick of liberal idea dissemination, coinciding with the upward tick of reactionary trends in democratic voting) The weakness of democracy: The ballot box, For it is a private space of, Exposed tribalism. This is a paradox for, Democracy was meant as an antidote to tribalism. The strength of democracy: Agreed upon rights, Agreed upon universal commitments, Based on the unshakeable rule of law. This has upended, Tribalism’s death…
  • Idolatry

    mgopin
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
                          Idolatry is not about icons or about multiple names or faces for the Divine. That is common even among monotheists. Idolatry is worshiping one thing so much you consume all virtues, all human beings, in pursuit of that one thing, and delude yourself into feeling perfectly righteous in doing so. Guns, money, power, race, oil, male domination, settlements….  
  • Health

    mgopin
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
                          There are two patients who are the toughest: the one who cannot be convinced that he is sick, the one who cannot be convinced that he is healthy. This is even more true of the mind than it is of the body.   (Photo: Teachers net)  
  • “A New United Nations of Human Rights Countries” – Huffington Post

    mgopin
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
                        My latest article has come up on Huffington Post. Appreaciate your consideration, comments, and critiques! “A New United nations of Human Rights Countries,” Huffington Post The ten most successful nations on earth, in terms of well-known categories of human rights adherence, as well as other quality of life metrics, such as equal pay, women’s equality, the basic freedoms, environmental sustainability, should form a union that will come with very clear and…
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    Newser

  • Principal Loses Post Over Misspelled Sign

    Newser Editors
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:54 pm
    After a typo-ridden sign outside a public school became a thing on social media, the principal was reassigned to a different school—as a vice principal, reports CBS Local . The offending sign mentioned "Dicember" and a "progress reepor" at Public School 20 in Paterson, NJ. It was up for about...
  • Weird Kettle Donation: Gold Tooth

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Someone dropped a gold tooth into a Salvation Army collection kettle in Kansas City, Mo. Spokesman Rick Carroll says he's found diamond rings, silver bars, and four-leaf clovers but has never heard of a tooth donation. He says the item could be worth $100 depending on the amount of gold...
  • Time to Push for 'Erasable Internet'

    John Johnson
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:15 pm
    So what lessons can we glean from the Sony hack? How about this for starters: Never use a "digital device to say anything to anyone, ever," suggests Farhad Manjoo at the New York Times . That's if you have any desire of privacy, anyway. Nothing is protected in our email-centric world...
  • Australia Mom Arrested in Deaths of 8 Kids

    John Johnson
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Australia police said from the start that the horrific murder of eight children inside a home was an isolated incident and that the public need not fear a killer on the loose. Now we know why: They have arrested a 37-year-old woman—mother to seven of the kids and an...
  • Sony CEO: 'We Have Not Backed Down'

    John Johnson
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Sony is bristling at President Obama's view that the company "made a mistake" in canceling next week's release of a movie after hackers' threats. "We have not backed down," CEO Michael Lynton tells Fareed Zakaria of CNN . "The president, the press, and the public are mistaken as to what actually...
 
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  • SL oppo to address war crimes concerns

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka´s main opposition on Friday promised to address international concerns over war crimes and normalise relations with regional superp
  • Rebels seize tanks, APCs from Syrian army

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    BEIRUT: Al-Qaeda fighters in Syria seized dozens of tanks and armoured personnel carriers from the army when they took two regime bases this week, a m
  • Indian Muslims

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    MUMBAI: The Supreme Court s dismissal on Friday of a plea by the Maharashtra government in the Maratha reservation case is the first major legal setba
  • Umbrellas banned as Xi arrives in Macau

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    MACAU, Macau: President Xi Jinping visited a drizzly Macau on Friday for the 15th anniversary of the gambling hub´s return to Chinese rule, with onloo
  • HK tycoon

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    HONG KONG: Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the government s former deputy leader Rafael Hui were found guilty of corruption on Friday in a b
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  • Woman addicted to eating a roll of toilet paper every day (video)

    John John
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    A woman in the United Kingdom, said that she loves eating toilet paper, and there is no way she could stop. Now, the mother of five children spoke about her bizarre food addiction. 25-year-old Jade Sylvester said that she eats at least eight pieces of toilet paper each time she visits the bathroom. Sylvester said that her taste for toilet paper began when she was pregnant. Doctors believe that she is suffering from Pica, which brings forth bizarre cravings for non-food items. Sylvester likes the feel of the texture in her mouth, more than the taste. She confessed to trying to hold herself…
  • Green building: how does architecture need to adapt to climate change?

    John John
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:27 am
    You couldn't fail to notice that the field of architecture is fast moving and constantly adapting to the shifting demands of climate change. The focus in contemporary green architecture is on sustainability, recycling and low impact projects that don't damage the environment and are cheaper to run. Green building adopts a number of techniques for optimising efficiency. Here's a rundown of the most prominent ideas you will have seen emerge in recent years: Orientation Working with, rather than against, the environment is key to how a house functions in its position. South facing homes get lots…
  • How technology is breathing new life into bingo

    John John
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Online bingo has steadily been gaining popularity over recent years, claiming a large share of the online gambling pie. This rise is largely credited to the growth of the internet as well as new advances in technology. In the past, bingo was traditionally seen as an old fashioned and rather dull game, aimed at senior citizens. Bingo halls were usually the preserve of retirees, offering a safe place where they could congregate and socialise. In the United Kingdom, the closure of numerous halls in 2005 followed by the 2007 smoking ban in these facilities, contributed to the game’s drop in…
  • 80-year-old man hires people to throw acid at teenage lover after she broke up with him

    Admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:34 am
    A woman of the United Kingdom, suffered horrific burns after breaking up with her 80-year-old lover. The jealous man hired thugs to throw acid over his 19-year-old former girlfriend after he became jealous of her growing independence, a court has heard. Mohammed Rafiq persuaded two men to pour the liquid over his young lover in an attempt to control her, a jury was told. Vikki Horsman suffered burns to her face, neck and chest after being doused with acid during the horrific attack. The incident unfolded while she was at the home of a male friend. The friend reportedly also suffered burns…
  • Sukhoi Super Jet inside a Huge Cargo Plane!

    Admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    Superjet is a new passenger jet being manufactured by the Sukhoi company, the mothership of SU jets. Now it has reached the stage in the design of a passenger machine where yet more tests need to be done, and for those tests they brought it to Moscow. For some reason they decided to bring it inside another plane, one of the biggest cargo planes, an AN-124 Russian, rather than to fly it over by itself – which it can pretty much do already as over 45 of these planes have been shipped to customers around the world. But this particular model is a modified jet, so they decided to transport it by…
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    Capital News

  • 8 Parliament protestors charged over ‘unlawful assembly’

    CORRESPONDENT
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:52 am
    Energy and Petroleum Permanent Secretary Joseph Njoroge says this will be due to the expected huge drop in the cost of connectivity from the average Sh35,000 especially in the rural areas via the project/FILENAIROBI Kenya, Dec 19 – Eight demonstrators were on Friday released on Sh300,000 surety bonds each after they were accused of taking part in unlawful protest along Parliament Road on Thursday. They are accused of illegally protesting when Members of Parliament were debating the Security Laws (Amendment) law. The eight were arrested by anti-riot police after chaos broke out both in…
  • Uhuru, Ruto’s popularity on the rise – survey

    JOSEPH MURAYA
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:23 am
    The poll indicates that 67pc of Kenyans have confidence in President Kenyatta from 51pc in November, while Ruto’s popularity has risen to 63pc from 42pc/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 19 – President Uhuru Kenyatta’s public rating and that of his deputy William Ruto have increased, according to a new survey by IPSOS Kenya. The poll indicates that 67pc of Kenyans have confidence in President Kenyatta from 51pc in November, while Ruto’s popularity has risen to 63pc from 42pc. The increase comes notwithstanding sobering economic realities and perceived insecurity threats in the…
  • Chinese firm conducts rescue at Nairobi’s collapsed building

    CORRESPONDENT
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 19 – China’s supplier of construction machinery, XCMG, on Wednesday joined rescue operations at a collapsed building in a residential suburb of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Executives said the company provided a truck crane and manpower to help clear debris at the site of the collapsed five-storey apartment. “We have a duty to help people in need and answered a distress call when the building collapsed. This tragedy affects Kenyans,” XCMG Kenya Managing Director, Zhang Yuanxiang, said at the scene. The crane donated by XCMG can lift solid material…
  • Carjacked man rescued by police in Kiambu

    CORRESPONDENT
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:53 am
    Speaking to the media in Ol-Kalou town, the victim recounted how he was asked to drink a bottle of soda laced with a drug and fell unconscious/PETER MWANGINYANDARUA, Kenya, Dec 19 – Police in Nyandarua County have arrested three suspected carjackers who had abducted a man and abandoned him in Kinare Forest in Kiambu County. The suspects are said to have lured the victim by pretending to be church leaders who wanted to go for a funeral service of a friend in Katale and wanted to hire his vehicle. The victim, identified as Stephen Gikaru Warui, agreed to drive them to and was given a down…
  • Uhuru signs security law, blasts MPs conduct

    OLIVE BURROWS
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:38 am
    “All concerns raised by the different stakeholders were addressed by the relevant Parliamentary committees,” he said/PSCUNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 19 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has defended his decision to sign into the law the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill that brought Members of Parliament to blows on Thursday. President Kenyatta said he was satisfied that with the amendments passed by the National Assembly, no provisions of the Bill of Rights were violated by the new law. “All concerns raised by the different stakeholders were addressed by the relevant parliamentary…
 
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  • Fifa agrees to publish “appropriate form” of Garcia Report

    Descrier Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:48 am
    Fifa executives have unanimously voted to publish an “appropriate form” of the controversial report into allegations of corruption in the World Cup bidding process. Fifa President Sepp Blatter insisted that Russia and Qatar will remain hosts of the next two World Cup tournaments, saying in a statement “The report is about history and I am focused on the future. We will not revisit the 2018 and 2022 vote and a report by independent, external legal experts commissioned by Mr. Scala supports the view that there are no legal grounds to revoke the Executive Committee’s decision…
  • Five common misconceptions about seasonal flu

    The Conversation
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:23 am
    It’s that time of the year again. You probably think I mean Christmas, but as a virologist the sight of glitter, fairy lights and moulting pine trees immediately makes me think of the flu season. And if there’s one thing that can ruin your family’s Christmas, it’s the arrival of that particular unwanted guest. But there are lots of myths around about flu. Here’s a quick guide to some common knowledge that actually turns out to be wrong. I’ve got the flu You probably haven’t. Four or five weeks ago, I would have said that you definitely hadn’t, but the first laboratory…
  • Abuse of Iraqi detainees by British soldiers shows a pattern of behaviour and tactics

    The Conversation
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:15 am
    The report published by the al-Sweady Inquiry has found that charges of murder levelled at a number of British troops by Iraqi prisoners were “without foundation”, but that nonetheless there were instances of ill-treatment at Camp Abu Naji, near Basra in southern Iraq in May 2004. So, while the report’s headline findings exonerate the troops accused of brutality in the aftermath of the Battle of Danny Boy in 2004 – something trumpeted by much of the media, which is pointing fingers at the lawyers who represented the Iraqis and their families – the body of it actually does little to…
  • Assassination of al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders ‘ineffective’, says leaked CIA report

    Descrier Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:20 am
    The targeted killing of top Taliban leaders has had little impact on the strength and size of the organisation, according to a CIA report leaked by Wikileaks. The report, written in 2009, assessed the “high-value targeting (HVT)” programs world-wide for their impact on insurgencies. The report claims that HVT operations can erode insurgent effectiveness and cause fragmentation within insurgent groups as individuals struggle to fill the power vacuum left by high value assassinations. However, it also acknowledges that the operations can increase insurgent support, radicalise an…
  • Syria: Assad regime has detained over 215,000 Syrians since 2011, says report

    Descrier Staff
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:35 am
    The Assad regime have detained more than 215,000 Syrians since the uprising began in 2012, according to a new report. Despite President Bashar al-Assad’s continued claims that he has only fighting against foreign “terrorists”, a report by the independent Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) found that his regime has detained at least 215,000 people in its sprawling network of prisons over the past three years. According to the report, the volume of prisoners has meant that the regime has had to improvise: “Since the beginning of 2012, government forces started using…
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  • Why is Hair Transplantation Quite Common these days?

    Anna Taylor
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:33 am
    Hair transplantation is one of the most common procedures held these days at cosmetic clinics. This is because the demand for the same is equally high. There was a time when only celebrities and millionaires used to take up such procedures. But now these procedures are really quite common among the laymen as well. Even though the cost of the procedure is a bit high people are ready to take up the procedures mainly because of the easy finance options available. For further details about hair transplants you can visit here Who should opt for hair transplantation? Hair transplantation is for…
  • People Who Inspire!

    Anna Taylor
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:47 am
    We have seen people rising from the ashes. Inspirational stories of people with only a few cents in their pockets to becoming billionaires have always made headlines. We all wish to be like them and imitate their lifestyle. At the end of the day it is all about becoming rich and that too in style! As we all know that there are many people who have made their ordinary lives extraordinary by toiling hard all day and night and some have risen to the position through sheer luck. Well now that they are the people whom we look forward to gain some inspiration in life let us take a look at a few…
  • Manchester City 0-0 Everton LIVE: Sergio Aguero injured inside 2 minutes

    admin
    6 Dec 2014 | 9:58 am
    Within 2 minutes, there are no chances but potentially a HUGE set-back for City. Sergio Aguero has gone down injured following challenges from Seamus Coleman and Muhamed Besic – and he is in some pain. Sergio Aguero injured and replaced by Jose Pozo after seven minutes Manchester City starting XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Clichy, Fernando, Toure, Jesus Navas, Milner, Nasri, AgueroCitrd, Boyata, Pozo Everton starting XI: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Barry, Besic, Mirallas, Lukaku, Eto’oEverton subs: Robles, McGeady, Barkley, Osman, Pienaar,…
  • RACIST AMERICA? Reactions on Eric Garner’s case and justice

    admin
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Staten Island, New York (CNN) — On a chilly morning after thousands took to the streets to protest yet another grand jury’s refusal to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black man, tourists vied for spots on the Staten Island Ferry to photograph the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The ferry is the only way to get from lower Manhattan — without a car, of course — to the north shore of New York’s least populated and whitest borough. On the other side of the harbor, just blocks from the ferry terminal, is Tompkinsville, the neighborhood where…
  • How Protesters Stormed National Secretariat With Coffin And PDP Leaders Fled

    admin
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:12 am
    The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Adamu Mu’azu and other members of the party’s national working committee abandoned their respective offices in Abuja on Wednesday as angry party members from Rivers State took over the party’s secretariat. The only member of the NWC who managed to show up was Kema Chikwe, the woman leader, but she too did not spend up to three minutes at the gate as the protesters threatened to beat her up if she attempts entering the premises. Cairo Ojugboh, who oversees the party in the South-South zone, was also ordered to leave. He…
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    International monetary Fund Podcasts

  • Justin Wolfers: Policies To Bridge The Income Gap

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Economist Justin Wolfers explains why the continued challenge of tackling income inequality should be a global priority for countries around the world and across the economic spectrum.
  • South Africa’s Economic Challenges

    10 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    South Africa can celebrate significant progress in its first 20 years of democracy, but faces the challenge of reviving a weak economy. Addressing structural constraints such as electricity shortages are key to increasing growth.
  • The World According to Adam Smith

    4 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Despite his reputation as the father of greedy capitalism, Adam Smith did a great deal of thinking about the human condition and how to be a better, more generous person. One economist believes that Smith could change your life. Listen to Russ Roberts on economics as entertainment
  • Hip-Hop Economics

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Economic ideas can be a hard pill to swallow for non-academics, and yet virtually everyone can benefit from understanding them. Economist Russ Roberts discusses how he uses stories, rap music and the internet to help the medicine go down.
  • Data Drives Better Decisions

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Data has gained prominence as a vital building block for making sound policy. IMF Director of Statistics, Louis Marc Ducharme talks about how the IMF is helping make data more widely available to policy makers.
 
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    Papua New Guinea Today

  • Moti slams rumours: No interest in returning to Solomon Islands

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:36 pm
    JULIAN Moti, whose controversial engagement by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in 2006 sparked a bitter diplomatic spat between Australia and Solomon Islands, says he is not interested in returning.The Fiji-born Australian citizen was engaged by Mr Sogavare in 2006 as the country’s attorney general – an engagement that soured the country’s relationship with Australia and that of Australia with Papua New Guinea.Upon the re-election of Mr Sogavare to the top post this week, the Moti issue resurfaced on social media.The Solomon Star exclusively asked Mr Moti about his relationship with Mr…
  • 8 children stabbed to death IN Cairns tragedy: Mother in Hospital

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    People believed to be relatives of the victims grieve at the scene. Picture: AAPA WOMAN could be heard pleading for forgiveness from a Cairns home where eight children were found stabbed to death yesterday.Senior police last night told The Saturday Telegraph that Mersane ­Warria, also known as Raina Thaiday, was a person of interest in one of the worst mass murders in Australia’s history.The 34-year-old remains in Cairns Hospital with serious injuries and will undergo a mental health assessment.The 20-year-old brother of most of the victims alerted authorities after he discovered the…
  • Pakistan's Military kills 57 militants

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:23 am
    Pakistan's military says it has killed 57 militants in ground assaults and air strikes on Taliban units in areas near the border with Afghanistan.The operations come days the Taliban killed 141 people at a school in Peshawar, mostly children.The military has stepped up its offensive against the insurgents in the provinces of the Khyber agency and North Waziristan.Assaults on militants in North Waziristan began in June.This week's operations were a combination of ground assaults and 20 air strikes by Pakistani jets.An ambush on Thursday night by special forces in the Tirah Valley, an area near…
  • Daewoo International Demonstrates Confidence in Papua New Guinea Economy

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:58 am
    The Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill, has welcomed Daewoo’s ongoing commitment to Papua New Guinea.During a courtesy call by the Daewoo International’s President, Mr. Byeong Eal Jeon, and Senior Executive Vice President, Mr. Jeong Hwan Park, the Prime Minister, accompanied by the Minister for Public Enterprise and State Investment, Hon. Ben Micah MP, thanked the company for its enthusiasm for expanding operations in Papua New Guinea.The Prime Minister said Daewoo is a major international company that recognises the investment and business potential of Papua New Guinea and is seeking to…
  • O’Neill Congratulates Stakeholders Involved In Phase 1 of Lae Port

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:54 am
    The Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill has congratulated stakeholders involved in the work undertaken to complete Phase 1 of the Lae Port (Tidal Basin Project).Mr. O’Neill extended his congratulation to the contractor, China Harbour Engineering Co. (PNG) Limited, the landowners, Independent Public Business Corporation (IPBC), PNG Ports and all the people who were involved in the project.He said Phase 1 of the project was delivered ahead of time and under budget and that cabinet has also approved the start of Phase 2. The Prime Minister said the opening of Phase 1 of the new port in the Lae Tidal…
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • Cuba: To Embargo or Not

    Michael J. Totten
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:17 pm
    It was bound to happen eventually: The United States and Cuba have decided to restore diplomatic relations after treating each other as enemy states since the 1960s. Some are elated and some are despondent. Both sides can make a strong case.   I visited Cuba near the end of last year and returned home with mixed feelings about the US embargo. Cuba is in no way a strategic or military threat to the United States. If diplomatic relations hadn’t already been severed a long time ago, Washington would have no reason to suddenly sever them now. In that sense, the embargo is an anachronism, a…
  • India’s ‘Annihilator of Enemies’ Takes to the Sea

    Gordon G. Chang
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    On Monday, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar approved sea trials of the INS Arihant, his country’s first indigenously built nuclear-powered submarine. The boat, which first slipped into harbor water in July 2009, is designed to launch ballistic missiles carrying nuclear warheads. “Arihant” means “annihilator of enemies.” The Indian Navy already operates a nuclear-powered sub. INS Chakra, however, is a Russian Akula-2, leased for 10 years from Moscow and commissioned in April 2012. This “attack” boat, designed primarily to kill other submarines, carries only conventional…
  • A Landmark Meeting for Monarch in Waiting

    Roland Flamini
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:18 pm
    In December, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, second in line to the British throne, made a one-day side trip to Washington from a longer visit to New York with his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, and met separately with both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Britain’s future monarch had a speaking engagement at the World Bank in Washington, so a courtesy visit to the president was good manners. But the Obama White House has done very little hobnobbing with foreign royalty and has been known to refuse occasional requests by other European royals for just such a visit,…
  • The Sydney Gunman’s Failed Message

    Michael J. Totten
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    A radical Islamist seized hostages in a café yesterday in Sydney, Australia. Sixteen hours later police shot him dead. At least two of his captives died and several others are seriously injured. Shortly after he took over the café, he forced some of the hostages to hold a black flag up to the glass for news cameras to photograph. It is known variously as the black standard, the jihad flag, and the Salafist flag. It’s similar in some ways to the Saudi flag. It’s also similar to the black flag of the Abbasid caliphate. Anybody who flies it is potentially dangerous. Salafism is a…
  • Obama Cites Dangers in Xi’s Consolidation of Power

    Gordon G. Chang
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    At the beginning of the month, President Obama, in comments to the Business Roundtable in Washington, displayed his command of Chinese Communist Party politics. “He has consolidated power faster and more comprehensively than probably anybody since Deng Xiaoping,” he said of his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. “And everybody’s been impressed by his … clout inside of China after only a year and a half or two years.” “There are dangers in that,” Obama then remarked. Yes, there are, and it was important for the president to have said so, even if it was unusual for the leader of…
 
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    Pars Herald

  • US QROPS Questions

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:41 pm
    A quick glance at a couple of expat forums in the US which proclaim some kind of expertise on QROPS transfers for those residing there makes for disturbing reading. If you are in a position where you think a QROPS may be the right option for you, but are unsure of exactly how beneficial it could be, take qualified advice. It really is that simple. So disturbing were some of the ‘expert’ opinions from serial posters on the forums we took a look at, that we have been compelled to answer – in the simplest possible terms – some of the key questions relating to a US resident with a UK…
  • Ex-Apple Employee Faces a Year Behind Bars

    Hossein Soltani
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:05 am
    Paul Devine, the former Global Supply Manager for Apple, has been sentenced to a year in prison for selling information about the software giant to its suppliers. Wire Fraud Devine worked for Apple from 2005 to 2010 when he was finally arrested for wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy. He was sentenced this week, more than three years after his guilty plea when faced with the charges. He has also been ordered to pay back the £2.8 million he made during his time with Apple. Suppliers and manufacturers were paying Devine for insider information so as they could negotiate better deals…
  • Confused About QROPS? Just Get Good Advice

    Saeed Maleki
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:10 am
    The poor old pension industry in the UK and those who advise on it seem slightly confused, and perhaps even a touch disgruntled. And who could blame them? For decades they were able to ride the crest of an unchallenged wave, fantastically covered by pension rules meaning that investors (their clients) had no option other than to agree to place their savings into stagnant annuities. But once the forced annuity option was done away with, financial advisers and annuity providers must’ve feared the worst. Financial advisers would need to learn some new advice, and annuities as a product were…
  • Russell Branded a Hypocrite

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:24 am
    West Ham fan and stand-up comedian, Russell Brand has voiced his intention to sue London tabloid The Sun on the basis that his face was on the front of their paper accusing him of hypocrisy over his really rather vociferous opinions on tax avoidance. Brand has more or less taken it upon himself to become the spokesperson for the disenchanted generation, however judging by those that choose to share his rants on Facebook, his appeal stretches only as far as those with no more than a passing interest in politics, and a penchant for his thesaurus recited vocabulary. Brand has often flirted with…
  • Britain Loves Mohammed

    Saeed Maleki
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:01 am
    The most popular boys name in the UK in 2014 is Mohammed. The website, BabyCentre, who annually conduct the research have published the results which show that the “final prophet” – according to the Quran – has a legacy not just in the Muslim world, but across Britain too. The number one name for boys rose 27 places during the year to claim top spot, while Teddy and Jonathan made notable strides for the more traditional British names. Other names which entered the UK chart which are perhaps generally less familiar were Ali, Omar and Ibrahim. The prominence of Middle Eastern and Asian…
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    Market Oasis

  • Women suffer most as the economy grows

    kevinanchi
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    By Michelle Harrison A new poll of 1,180 adults by TNS UK reveals that the current state of economic growth without wage inflation is disproportionately affecting women aged between 35 and 54. This group is still primarily responsible for shopping and bills in many households across the UK and this survey demonstrates how … …read more Read more here: Women suffer most as the economy grows      The post Women suffer most as the economy grows appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • USDA Releases 2013 Annual Summary for Pesticide Data Program

    kevinanchi
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, December 19, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has posted data from the 2013 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary. The PDP summary confirms that overall pesticide chemical residues found on the foods tested are at levels below the tolerances established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and do not pose a safety concern. …read more Read more here: USDA Releases 2013 Annual Summary for Pesticide Data Program      The post USDA Releases 2013 Annual Summary for Pesticide Data…
  • History, News on the DHS SBIR Program and Announcement of the FY15.1 SBIR Solicitation

    kevinanchi
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Department of Homeland Security initiated its SBIR program in 2004 with a goal of increasing the participation of innovative and creative U.S. small businesses in federal research and… …read more Read more here: History, News on the DHS SBIR Program and Announcement of the FY15.1 SBIR Solicitation      The post History, News on the DHS SBIR Program and Announcement of the FY15.1 SBIR Solicitation appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • This Holiday, SBA Celebrates the Brands We Helped Build

    kevinanchi
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Thirty-six years ago, a young computer programmer working out of his parents’ garage was looking for investments so he could create the world’s most user-friendly personal computer. He came upon a… …read more Read more here: This Holiday, SBA Celebrates the Brands We Helped Build      The post This Holiday, SBA Celebrates the Brands We Helped Build appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • We’re ready – are you? AMEC International Summit takes off

    kevinanchi
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:53 am
    By tooze We are delighted to announce the following companies have already announced they will support the International Summit in Stockholm as sponsors – and we are in discussion with others! Retriever is the Summit Headline Sponsor. Add to the healthy interest in sponsorship early delegate bookings already received and there is huge optimism that the Summit, [...] …read more Read more here: We’re ready – are you? AMEC International Summit takes off      The post We’re ready – are you? AMEC International Summit takes off appeared first on Market Oasis.
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  • Britain: Monk expects jail for defending traditional Catholic teachings

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    With seismic cultural shifts shaking Western culture with almost predictable regularity, the smatterings of reports regarding individuals or institutions defending traditional values and solidly defined moral codes are sometimes pigeon-holed as...
  • Democrat front runner H.R.C. still haunted by 'Hillarycare'

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    As reported by NBC News on Dec. 16, 2014, Hillary Clinton still bears the title as the presumptive front runner for the Democratic Party's hopes of keeping the White House in 2016. Yet Republicans aren't done...
  • Taliban attack school; slaughter children, burn teacher alive

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:25 pm
    The Pakistan branch of the Taliban terrorist organization has struck again. This time at a school for the children of Pakistani military personnel stationed in the often lawless Peshawar region of the nation officially known as The Federally...
  • Aussie authorities 'unsure' of terrorist's motivation

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Islamic jihad isn't something the Australian nation or her people are unfamiliar with. Between the 2002 and 2005 Bali Bombings which killed almost 100 Aussies, as well as the recent breaking up of a Jihadist plot to kidnap...
  • Bogus CIA 'torture' report: You don't have to watch, just stay out of the way

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    EditorialObama's wussification of America has now spread to our British cousins. Renown for impeccable manners and a penchant for world domination, the Brits (unfortunately) have decided to embrace the former and abandon the latter. From the...
 
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    Infoline

  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 To Have Dual-Edged Screen

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    Samsung Galaxy S6 to be quite remarkable device indeed. According to the Italians blog, not only will the Samsung Galaxy S6 have a dual edged display, but the chassis of the device will also be manufactured entirely out of aluminum. Public reception on Samsung’s metal clad Galaxy Alpha devices was quite positive indeed and its very plausible indeed that the manufacturer could be choosing a premium metal build for its flagship device. After all, metal is the top choice in materials when it comes to flagship smartphones and phablets these days. The curved display on the Samsung Galaxy S6 will…
  • Hamas should be removed from terror list : Says EU

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    BRUSSELS – The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas should be removed from the European Union’s terrorist list, an EU court ruled on Wednesday, saying the decision to include it was based on media reports not considered analysis. However, in its ruling, the bloc’s second highest tribunal, the General Court of the European Union, said EU member states could maintain their freeze on Hamas’s assets for three months to give time for further review or to appeal the verdict. Israel which has clashed repeatedly with Europe in recent years over Palestinian statehood ambitions, reacted…
  • Yoga is as healthy for your heart as cycling

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:46 am
    If you’re not too keen about building up a sweat in the cold and damp in order to get fit, there’s some good news. It turns out that the peaceful and gentle activity of yoga is as good for the heart as cycling. An analysis of dozens of studies into the impact of the ancient Eastern art concluded it has numerous health benefits. Yoga, it found, leads to weight loss, lowers bad cholesterol and cuts blood pressure. In fact, the improvements were on a par with those seen in people who did conventional exercise such as cycling and brisk walking. In some cases, it worked even better than…
  • PM, Imran exchange pleasantries

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:16 am
    PESHAWAR – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday exchanged pleasantries in lighter vein at a press briefing held here at Governor House while sitting side by side. The prime minister in reply to a question in a pleasant mood said, “had he been not visiting the injured of school shootout, he would have gone straight to the container with Imran.” The witty remarks of the prime minister about Imran spread smile on the faces of the national leadership and journalists’ community who had come here from across Pakistan. At the end…
  • Teen killed by shark in Australia

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    SYDNEY – A teenager was killed in a shark attack at a reef off Australia’s northeast coast on Monday, with ambulance officials saying he was dead by the time he reached shore. The 17-year-old was bitten on the upper thigh at Rudder Reef off Port Douglas, about 60 kilometres north of Cairns. “We received a call about a 17-year-old with a serious upper thigh injury,” a Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman told AFP, adding attempts to resuscitate him were made at the scene. “A boat brought him in but he didn’t survive,” she said. It is not known what type of shark killed him.
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    International Relations Online

  • Diplomatic Crossroads: A look at U.S.-Ecuador Relations

    John Sinden
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    By W. Alejandro Sanchez For almost a decade, U.S.-Ecuador relations have either been in a downward spiral or a tense standoff, and new diplomatic initiatives as well as sharing the same currency are factors that may lead to a strain in U.S.-Ecuador relations. This does not mean that the U.S. State Department’s Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson’s trip to Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is not symbolically important. Recent initiatives, including the Deputy Secretary’s visit, show that mending the strained political and economic relationship between the…
  • World Toilet Day: How to Get Involved

    John Sinden
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    What is World Toilet Day and why did the United Nations design a day dedicated to sanitation and waste removal? World Toilet Day, held on November 19, is an annual day designed to promote action and awareness around the fact that 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have access to toilets or latrines. The Mission Achieving greater sanitation, as a target of the seventh Millennium Development goal, is moving at a slower pace than other targets and goals. In order to fuel progress in realizing this target the United Nations created World Toilet Day in 2001. The UN and its agencies, in…
  • Repression and Security in Latin America

    John Sinden
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    By W. Alejandro Sanchez Latin America faces a series of security challenges, which affect not only regional stability, but also the security of the United States. While Latin American governments are taking proactive measures to deal with their internal security threats, particularly drug trafficking and criminal violence, there is still much to be done to ensure that enhanced security does not mean sacrificing citizens’ rights. Additionally, U.S. security policy has limitations in how much aid can be provided to Latin America, which further impacts the state of security in the region. The…
  • Q&A on Hong Kong Protests

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

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

  • ICANN hit by Spear Phishing attack, several systems compromised

    Carrie Ann
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:33 am
    It appeared that the attack was initiated in late November and was discovered a week later. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the nonprofit organization that acts as a gatekeeper for the Internet’s IP addresses and domain names said that hackers tricked their way into its computers. The U.S.-based organization said it is investigating a Spear Phishing attack; a malicious email that spoofed the ICANN domain targeting one person or a small group of individuals leading them to reveal their network credentials. According to ICANN, one of the first things hackers did was…
  • New Investigation Finds Apple’s Failure To Protect Workers In Chinese Factories

    Anna Domanska
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:10 am
    Apple said that it disagreed with the BBC’s conclusions on labor issues in China In a documentary aired Thursday night called Apple’s Broken Promises, BBC One reports multiple instances of poor working conditions of employees inside the factory’s production line tasked with assembling Apple’s latest iPhone 6 smartphones. At a Pegatron factory just outside the outskirts of Shanghai, one of Apple’s main supply chain partners in China, there were routinely broken guidelines with unruly hours of work, poor living conditions, ID card confiscation, work meetings and underage…
  • New York plans to prohibit fracking, citing health and environmental concerns

    Anna Domanska
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:36 am
    The state has prohibited shale gas development since it began its environmental review in 2008. Wednesday’s announcement means a ban is all but etched in stone. On Wednesday, New York’s health and environmental commissioners moved forward with an effort to ban fracking across the state citing unresolved health issues, grave environmental concerns and uncertainties surrounding the controversial natural gas drilling practice. New York, which overlies part of the Marcellus shale, one of the largest natural gas deposits in the United States has also led to a drilling boom in nearby…
  • BlackBerry unveils New Phone, The Classic

    Carrie Ann
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:55 am
    The one time giant in the smartphone market, BlackBerry unveiled the new BlackBerry Classic on Wednesday which meant to bring the company back to its roots and lure back traditional customers. The Canada-based company said that it is planning to work in collaboration with various carriers all over the world in order to reach more customers. This is the fourth handset release by BlackBerry this year and the company’s latest smartphone offerings have experimented with shape, as seen on the BlackBerry Passport, and also dropping the physical keyboard altogether in models such as the Z30 and…
  • Media and tech entities rally behind Microsoft in digital privacy case

    Carrie Ann
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:13 am
    Microsoft has been battling the order for past several months. Microsoft has drummed up an impressive amount of support from ten groups of top technology, media and business organizations in its fight against the American government, which is demanding access to the US giant’s servers in Ireland. “This is not a case about a narrow legal issue but rather a broad policy issue that is of profound importance to the future of the Internet,” Brad Smith, Microsoft general counsel, said in an interview Monday. Many of the tech companies like Apple, Amazon, Verizon, HP including…
 
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    Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

  • Le Cellier, P. Ferraud & Fils, Sofitel and the Beaujolais Experience

    Raffy Pekson II
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:13 am
    Le Cellier French Wine Selection and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel hosted its Beaujolais celebration by pairing food from Spiral Buffet Restaurant with wine from the Beaujolais region, just a few days after the worldwide Beaujolais celebration. This time, Monsieur Yves-Dominique Ferraud of P. Ferraud & Fils presented his family’s wine selection which includes red wine made from Gamay and white wine made from Chardonnay.
  • Soiree Beaujolais 2014 in the Philippines

    Raffy Pekson II
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:38 pm
    This year's celebration of Beaujolais Nouveau will happen on Thursday (of course), November 20, 2014 at the Tent City of the Manila Hotel. Organized by the French Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines—Le Club, the gala starts at six in the evening. Last year's event recreated the moments of Parisian street scenes with couture, music, food and, of course, wine. On Thursday, it will tell the story of France's dynamic movement from the turn of the century in the 20's up to today.
  • Is the Philippines Ready for CIPURSE™ and the OSPT™ Alliance

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

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

    Raffy Pekson II
    6 Sep 2014 | 4:07 pm
    The International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) will bring tennis greats to Manila, Philippines in two months. Confirmed to participate are Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Ana Ivanovic, and Eugenie Bouchard.
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  • Ingram Jones talks back Episode 5 – “Sex before Marriage”

    bayloric
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Ingram Jones talks back- Episode 5 “Sex before marriage” Sex Sexual Relationships Marriage Dating Advice Engagement Sex before marriage Pre Marital Sex Fornication Relationship CoachingFiled under: advice, coaching, courting, Dating, family, ingramjones, Lifestyle, love, male, relationships, Sex, The Marriage Tree, Women Tagged: advice, christian beliefs about sex, Courting, Dating, dating questions, fornication, how to have sex, Ingram and Atiya, Ingram Jones 2014, ingram jones talks back, ingram jones talks back episode 5, marriage, muslim beliefs about sex, relationship…
  • Alistair Cook Sacked as England One Day Captain

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    19 Dec 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Alastair Cook has been removed as England’s one-day captain, according to widespread but as yet unconfirmed reports, with Eoin Morgan appointed to lead England at the World Cup that starts in February. Filed under: cricket, Sports Tagged: Alistair Cook 2014, Alistair Cook Batting, Alistair Cook news, Alistair Cook Sacked, bbc sport. sky sports news, Cook replaced, Cook Sacked, cricket, Cricket 2014, Cricket news, ecb, ECB Cricket News, England cricket, England Cricket World Cup 2015, Essex Batsman, Morgan new England Captain, Paul Downton, UK Sports News, World Cricket, World Cup…
  • Keith Thurman vs Leonard Bundu Prediction

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    12 Dec 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Keith “One Time” Thurman is back to face the unbeaten European Welterweight Champion Leonard Bundu.Filed under: BaylorIC Boxing, community, Sport, Uncategorized Tagged: KEITH THURMAN, keith thurman bayloric, Keith Thurman Florida, Keith Thurman Interview, Keith Thurman Knockouts, keith thurman one time, keith thurman showtime boxing, Keith Thurman Vs Leonard Bundu, keith thurman wba interim champion, leonard bundu, thurman next fight, thurman vs bundu, thurman vs bundu prediction
  • FREE: Weigh-In Live: Khan vs. Alexander – SHOWTIME Boxing

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    12 Dec 2014 | 10:48 am
    #KhanAlexander Weigh-In Live: Khan vs. Alexander – SHOWTIME Boxing CLICK  HERE Live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Friday, December 12 at 5:30PM ET / 2:30PM PT. SHO Sports Press Pass Live presents the official weigh-in for “Khan vs. Alexander.” Watch as headliners Amir Khan and Devon Alexander are joined by Keith Thurman, Leonard Bundu, Abner Mares, Jose Ramirez, Jermall Charlo and Lenny Bottai one day before they step in the ring for an exciting night of Showtime Championship Boxing.Filed under: Boxing, Heavyweight Boxing News, khan vs alexander, showtime,…
  • Amir Khan vs Devon Alexander 2014 prediction

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    10 Dec 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Amir Khan vs Devon Alexander 2014 prediction is a follow up from my 2013 prediction. Amir Khan vs Devon Alexander Amir Khan vs Devon Alexander Weigh in Amir Khan Vs Devon Alexander Interview Amir Khan vs Devon Alexander Showtime http://www.bayloricworldwide.com https://bayloric.wordpress.com http://baylorictv.blogspot.comFiled under: Sport Tagged: Amir Khan, amir khan 2014, amir khan champion, Amir Khan Fight, Amir Khan vs devon alexander live stream, Devon Alexander, khan v alexander live stream, khan virgil hunter, Khan Vs Alexander, khan vs alexander free, khan vs collazo, khan vs garcia
 
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  • India’s ‘Annihilator of Enemies’ Takes to the Sea

    Gordon G. Chang
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    On Monday, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar approved sea trials of the INS Arihant, his country’s first indigenously built nuclear-powered submarine. The boat, which first slipped into harbor water in July 2009, is designed to launch ballistic missiles carrying nuclear warheads. “Arihant” means “annihilator of enemies.” The Indian Navy already operates a nuclear-powered sub. INS Chakra, however, is a Russian Akula-2, leased for 10 years from Moscow and commissioned in April 2012. This “attack” boat, designed primarily to kill other submarines, carries only conventional…
  • Obama Cites Dangers in Xi’s Consolidation of Power

    Gordon G. Chang
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    At the beginning of the month, President Obama, in comments to the Business Roundtable in Washington, displayed his command of Chinese Communist Party politics. “He has consolidated power faster and more comprehensively than probably anybody since Deng Xiaoping,” he said of his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. “And everybody’s been impressed by his … clout inside of China after only a year and a half or two years.” “There are dangers in that,” Obama then remarked. Yes, there are, and it was important for the president to have said so, even if it was unusual for the leader of…
  • Taiwan Voters Reject China-Centric Policies

    Gordon G. Chang
    5 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou bowed for 10 seconds Wednesday as he confirmed his resignation as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang, taking responsibility for the party’s worst drubbing since 1949, when Chiang Kai-shek fled to the island after defeat in the Chinese civil war. On Saturday, voters thoroughly rejected the KMT, as the organization is known, in elections for 11,130 local posts across the island. Voters turned down KMT candidates in seats that had been safely “blue” for decades. It was not so much that the electorate had gone “green”—the color adopted by the opposition…
  • Criminal States Protecting Their Proxies at UN

    Gordon G. Chang
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    On November 18, the United Nations Third Committee adopted a resolution recommending the referral of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the International Criminal Court, alleging crimes against humanity. This was the first time a U.N. resolution recommended sending North Korea to The Hague. The General Assembly is expected to accept the committee’s report next month and formally pass the matter to the Security Council.  China and Russia, among the 19 voting against the Third Committee resolution, will undoubtedly use their Security Council vetoes to make sure the ICC does not…
  • China: Socialist, Democratic, Harmonious by 2050?

    Gordon G. Chang
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    “I have never heard a Chinese leader declare that his country would be fully democratic by 2050,” said Tony Abbott, the Australian prime minister, on Monday evening as he toasted Xi Jinping. “I have never heard a Chinese leader commit so explicitly to a rule-based international order founded on the principle that we should all treat others as we would be treated ourselves.” And Abbott said this: “I thank you, Mr. President, for this historic, historic statement, which I hope will echo right around the world.” What prompted the effusive compliment? Earlier in the day, Xi had…
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  • Cuba: To Embargo or Not

    Michael J. Totten
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:17 pm
    It was bound to happen eventually: The United States and Cuba have decided to restore diplomatic relations after treating each other as enemy states since the 1960s. Some are elated and some are despondent. Both sides can make a strong case.   I visited Cuba near the end of last year and returned home with mixed feelings about the US embargo. Cuba is in no way a strategic or military threat to the United States. If diplomatic relations hadn’t already been severed a long time ago, Washington would have no reason to suddenly sever them now. In that sense, the embargo is an anachronism, a…
  • The Sydney Gunman’s Failed Message

    Michael J. Totten
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    A radical Islamist seized hostages in a café yesterday in Sydney, Australia. Sixteen hours later police shot him dead. At least two of his captives died and several others are seriously injured. Shortly after he took over the café, he forced some of the hostages to hold a black flag up to the glass for news cameras to photograph. It is known variously as the black standard, the jihad flag, and the Salafist flag. It’s similar in some ways to the Saudi flag. It’s also similar to the black flag of the Abbasid caliphate. Anybody who flies it is potentially dangerous. Salafism is a…
  • Al Jazeera’s Scurrilous Attack on Morocco

    Michael J. Totten
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    Some people and organizations who claim to champion human rights don’t give a flying fork about the genuine article and would rather slam Western democracies and their allies than take an unflinching look at those who binge on anti-Westernism who, not coincidentally, include most of the worst human rights abusers on earth. The U.S. and Israel are the most abused targets, but Arab countries can get hit with it too. The latest example came over the Thanksgiving weekend when Morocco hosted the second annual World Human Rights Forum in the city of Marrakech. (The first was held last year in…
  • Israel Bombs Syria – Again

    Michael J. Totten
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    The Israelis bombed Syria again. That’s what the Syrian and Iranian regimes are claiming anyway, though the Israelis won’t confirm or deny it. Generally we should take Israel’s word over Syria’s and Iran’s, but not this time. Israel’s refusal to deny it is a tacit admission that it did indeed launch air strikes against Syria, this time on the outskirts of Damascus. Israel is not bombing Syria randomly. It’s targeting weapons shipments bound for Hezbollah in Lebanon. The rest of us are focused on ISIS and ignoring what the Assad regime and Hezbollah are up to, but the Israelis…
  • Dispatch from Vietnam: Will the US Foster a Natural Ally?

    Michael J. Totten
    30 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    My latest essay in the print edition of World Affairs is now available online. Here's the first part: Nearly forty years after the Vietnam War, Hanoi holds no grudges against the United States, in part because nearly all the country’s negative energy today is focused on China. And for good reason: China is big; it’s powerful; it’s right next door; and it has been hostile for two thousand years. Vietnam’s war with the US will never be repeated, but its long history of conflict with China, which is roughly as old now as Christianity, hasn’t been settled and might be revving up yet…
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • Europe: Deny the Vote to Putin’s Outlaw Regime

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Earlier this month, the leaders of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)—the oldest and largest pan-European organization that brings together national lawmakers from across the continent—visited Moscow for talks with State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin. The principal topic of discussion was the restoration of voting rights for Russian delegates, which were suspended in April following the annexation of Crimea. The talks brought good news for the Kremlin. According to Andreas Gross, a Swiss lawmaker and the Assembly’s rapporteur on Russia, most leaders of the…
  • Kremlin Returns to Soviet Practice of Stripping Citizenship

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    MOSCOW — One of the ways of punishing political dissenters under the Soviet regime—alongside prisons, labor camps, and “special psychiatric hospitals”—was forced exile accompanied by a loss of citizenship, to ensure that “offenders” would never return to their country (in practice, “never” was curtailed by the collapse of communism in 1991). This was done, among others, to Nobel laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, samizdat publisher Alexander Ginzburg, and Moscow Helsinki Group founder Yuri Orlov. The writer Vladimir Bukovsky—one of the most prominent figures in the Russian…
  • 50,000 March in Moscow Against Putin's War

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

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

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

  • Decoding Putin’s State of the Union Speech

    Alexander J. Motyl
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    Vladimir Putin’s December 4th “state of the union” address to Russia’s Federal Assembly once again explained why he annexed the Crimea. This time, his explanation reached new ideological heights, while again confounding academic realists, who continue to insist that Russia grabbed the Crimea in response to an aggressive West. Here are Putin’s words: [The annexation of the Crimea] has special significance for our country and our people. Because our people live in the Crimea, and the territory itself is strategically important; because it is here that is found the spiritual source of…
  • Who Will Save the People of the Donbas?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    The answer, as is becoming increasingly obvious, is no one. Having ruined the economy of the Donbas enclave they occupy and caused a humanitarian catastrophe, neither Russia nor its terrorist proxies will come to the population’s rescue. Western powers reluctant to confront Vladimir Putin certainly aren’t going to open their wallets to the tune of billions of dollars. And Ukraine, which continues to proclaim that the territories are “temporarily occupied,” lacks the financial and military capacity to liberate the area. That leaves the enclave’s people isolated and, ultimately,…
  • Time for a Hybrid War Against Russia?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    Should Ukraine embark on a “hybrid war” against the Donbas enclave controlled by Russia and its proxies? One of Ukraine’s best military analysts, Yuri Butusov, the Russian-speaking editor of the Censor.net website, effectively argues that the answer is yes. Hybrid war is the term analysts apply to what many believe is Russia’s new way of war-making in southeastern Ukraine, one that employs a variety of means—propaganda, subversion, outright aggression, support for proxies, and the like—while remaining undeclared or denied. Butusov believes that the recent G-20 summit in Australia…
  • Does Ukraine’s Reform Plan Measure Up?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The reform plan of Ukraine’s coalition government-in-the-making has received mixed reviews from a team of Ukraine experts affiliated with the policy discussion website VoxUkraine.  According to the analysis: We assign PASS to 3 sections out of 17, and CONDITIONAL PASS to 6 sections out of 17. We find that the draft does not have a coherent ideology and that many sections advocate Soviet style command economy approach to reforms, while only few sections address the structural causes of the problems in Ukraine. The good news is that the team rates three of 17 sections as excellent, six as…
  • Kiev Cuts Subsidies to Separatist-Controlled Enclaves

    Alexander J. Motyl
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Even as Putin’s proxies in the Donbas enclave are preparing a major assault on the Ukrainian army, they are also evidently panicking. And all thanks to the Ukrainian government’s recent wise decision to stop funding enclave political institutions and providing pensions and other social benefits to enclave residents. All of sudden, the Russia-sponsored separatists appear to understand that the territory they control will soon become ungovernable. Here’s the evidence. On November 12th, the press center of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) issued a statement supposedly…
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    Ziad K Abdelnour

  • Living a Full Life

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:26 am
    I don’t care what you’re doing in your life but you’re walking around with a safety net underneath it. Most everyone is. The safety net keeps you from pushing your limits, your comfort, your ability to see consequences.   Don’t be stupid and live like you’re going to die tomorrow. Go to work. Love your family. Be good and do good to others. But don’t spend a lot of time on backup plans or “recovery mechanisms”.   I am finding out that there is nothing more perverse than to speak the truth.   Far too many people do not understand how profound the real honest…
  • 10 Business Quotes Ever By Ziad K Abdelnour

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:13 am
    “Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.” John D. Rockefeller, Founder, Standard Oil Corp.   “If you know exactly how much money you have…then you don’t have  enough.” Carlos Slim, World’s wealthiest person (2007, 2010-2013).   “It is far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.” Warren Buffett, Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.   “If you do something, and it turns out pretty good, You should go out and do something else wonderful. Don’t…
  • Qatar: A Powerhouse in the Making

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

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

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

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:59 pm
    ... The post Ashlyn Coray Is Definitely In The Holiday Spirit appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Ashlyn Coray: 5 Pictures That Are Absolutely Must-See Best Buy says holiday not too jolly, shares plunge Nikki Leigh Gets In The March Madness Spirit
  • Obama Called James Franco The Wrong Name…I Think SportsCenter Was Involved

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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    ... The post Obama Called James Franco The Wrong Name…I Think SportsCenter Was Involved appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: James Franco Admits He Was Trying to Pick Up Teenage Girl Did James Franco Try To Pick Up a Teenage Girl on Instagram? James Franco keeps it street with his street art (Video)
  • Win At Monopoly Using Math…Take That To The Bank!

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    19 Dec 2014 | 12:43 pm
    ... The post Win At Monopoly Using Math…Take That To The Bank! appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Maryland Student Doubles As A Stripper And Makes Bank There’s An App That Solves Math Problems Tre Mason Is Making Bank Bro, Driving A Range Rover
  • Toronto Raptors New Logo…Drake Should Be Happy

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    19 Dec 2014 | 12:35 pm
    ... The post Toronto Raptors New Logo…Drake Should Be Happy appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: The Toronto Raptors Had “Drake Night” Because Drake Is A Superfan…Of Everybody! Fan's Redesign For Raptors Uniforms Mickael Pietrus videobombs Toronto Raptors TV crew (Video)
  • Duke Freshman Justice Winslow Had A Monster Block Against UConn

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    19 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    ... The post Duke Freshman Justice Winslow Had A Monster Block Against UConn appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Cavs Lost Fourth Straight Game, Duke Freshman Justise Winslow Can Jump, John Calipari Messed Up His Daughter’s Birthday Justise Winslow picks Duke, making Blue Devils a 2014 superpower New Kids On The Block Returns With A ‘Catchy Pop’ Album
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    1Push Naija

  • ‘Cristiano Ronaldo remains the best in the World’ – Roberto Carlos

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:58 pm
    By Chrysanthus Ikeh (Roberto Carlos who is currently the coach of Turkish club, Sivasspor, spent 11 years with Real Madrid, making 370 appearances and scoring 47 goals. Photo: Filed) The pair might be breaking records but Brazil and Real Madrid legend, Roberto Carlos has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo is better than his rival, Lionel Messi. […]   Source: 1Push Naija The post ‘Cristiano Ronaldo remains the best in the World’ – Roberto Carlos appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Moet Abebe reveals cleavage in snapshot

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:58 pm
    By Siji Oyewusi (Soundcity host, Moet Abebe took a shot with her colleagues at the Soundcity blast and this was the result. Photo: Instagram) Did Moet Abebe just reveal some flesh in this picture? Soundcity host, Moet Abebe took a shot with her colleagues at the Soundcity blast held recently this is the result. The […]   Source: 1Push Naija The post Moet Abebe reveals cleavage in snapshot appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Lukaku calls for patience: I'm still 21

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The Belgian striker indicated that too much is expected of him at times despite his youth, and that he is still growing as a player. …Read More Source:: SPORTS NEWS More Top Stories from 1Push Naija NewsWest Brom coach demands patience for Brown Ideye to settle downWhitecaps ink Bustos, Froese to homegrown contractsHit or miss? […]   Source: 1Push Naija The post Lukaku calls for patience: I'm still 21 appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Liberia Electoral Body Ready to Administer Election Saturday

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:58 pm
    The National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia has developed measures to contain the spread of Ebola during Saturday’s senatorial election, says Joel Kennedy, spokesman for the electoral body. Liberia is one of the three West African countries battling the Ebola outbreak. “[First], all individuals who go to the polls tomorrow will be required to wash […]   Source: 1Push Naija The post Liberia Electoral Body Ready to Administer Election Saturday appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Claims of Electoral Fraud in Advance of Burundi Vote

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Reports of beatings, intimidation and extortion in the tiny southeast African country of Burundi have raised fears of increasing political repression ahead of elections in May. Recently, the violence has calmed, but rights activists, journalists and political opponents of the ruling party claim it has been replaced with electoral fraud. Burundi’s Interior Minister Edouard Nduwimana […]   Source: 1Push Naija The post Claims of Electoral Fraud in Advance of Burundi Vote appeared first on 1Push Naija.
 
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  • Malaga vs Real Madrid 29 Nov 2014

    Majid Dawood
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Malaga takes on Real Madrid today in the Spanish Primera Liga. This is a Spanish Primera Liga game on 29th of November 2014 commencing at 20:00 CET. All of the sources for the match will be posted on this page approximately half an hour prior to the beginning of the live game. On this page you shall be able to find a live stream of this event using an external link to high quality official streaming providers. Watch Real Madrid vs Malaga Live at Bet365 Possible Lineups: Real Madrid: Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo, Rodriguez, Pepe, Ramos, Kroos, Isco, Carvajal, Ramous, Marcelo, Casillas Malaga:…
  • Real Madrid vs FC Basel 26th of November 2014

    mahvish
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    Football Club Basel takes on Real Madrid today in the Champions League. This is a Champion League game on 26th of November 2014 commencing at 21:45 CET. All the sources for the match will be posted on this page approximately half an hour prior to the beginning of the live game. On this page you shall be able to find a live stream of this event using an external link to high quality official streaming providers. Real Madrid vs FC Basel Live at Audio at Bet365 Basel earned a good and deserved 1-0 win against Liverpool, but the Swiss side should not cause Real Madrid serious trouble. Real Madrid…
  • Man City vs Bayern Munich 25 Nov. 2014

    Majid Dawood
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:27 am
    Man City takes on Bayern Munich today in the Champion League. This is Champion League game on 25th Of November 2014 starting at 21:45 CET. All of the links for the Man City vs Bayern Munich match will show on this page within half an hour of the start of the live game. On this page you shall be able to view a video stream of this event using an external link of high quality official streaming providers. Bayern Munich vs Man City Live audio at Bet365 Bayern Munich Club is popular not only Europe or German but the whole world and many famous players played in this club. It was founded over 100…
  • BSNL 3296 Sub Divisional Engineer Recruitment 2014

    mahvish
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:33 pm
    BSNL short form of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and it has recently released a job notification for the recruiting 3296 Sub Divisional Engineer posts. This is fabulous news for all the candidates waiting for Government jobs after completion of Graduation. Candidates who are interested to apply can proceed to apply through online from the official website which is given below before the last date which is 13th of December 2014. About BSNL It also known as the Department of Telecommunications and it had been a near monopoly during the socialist period of the Indian economy. BSNL announced…
  • Western Michigan Broncos vs San Diego Toreros 24 Nov. 2014

    Farhat Naz
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:18 pm
    If you are looking for this event free live streaming link? Then you are at a place of your destination. You can watch a live online stream of this match at our site. The links for sport event appear below. On this page we make it potential for you to watch Live sports broadcasts from all over the world completely free of charge including this event. Watch San Diego Toreros vs Western Michigan Broncos The Western Michigan Broncos have played two-games in this season, averaging 86.5 points per game, while allowing 73.0 points per game. Recent Western Michigan Broncos Results Date Home Team…
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  • Welcome to Byline

    The Editors
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, “Life belongs to the man in the arena.” There is no place that this resonates more than with us here at Byline. Like the world of our forebearers was and the world of our successors will be, ours is a constantly changing one. It is no secret that our […]
  • Politikailag tájékozott rendkívül fontos

    The Editors
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    TRENDSHOW dolor sit amet, fájdalom vagy alkalmazottai, a jogalkalmazás Mauris Mauris pellentesque makró, makró-alapú játék, az orvos és a sollicitudin következményeit a betegség. Azt mondta, a nevetés a gyűlölet volt augue ágy, a tó egy díszítőelem veranda. Orcus értékelését nem a part of Japan, még forró, Nike volt, a tornácon csúnyaság. Ahogy van, a tömeg […]
  • Jest politycznie jest niezwykle ważne

    The Editors
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:10 am
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ból lub pracowników, stosowania prawa Mauris Mauris Pellentesque makro, makro oparte na grze, lekarzowi i sollicitudin skutkami choroby. Mówiło się, śmiech nienawiści miał augue łóżko, jezioro jest element dekoracyjny ganek. Orcus nie oparła wybrzeży Japonii, nawet gotowanie, Nike był ganek brzydoty. Jak to jest, masa ciepło-elit ipsum syna, makro w […]
  • Estante politike informita estas ekstreme grava

    The Editors
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
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  • Étant politiquement informé est extrêmement important

    The Editors
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, douleur ou employés, application de la loi Mauris Mauris pellentesque macro, jeu basé sur des macros, votre médecin et, sollicitudin les conséquences de la maladie. Il a été dit le rire de la haine augue eu lit, le lac est un élément de décoration le porche. Orcus n’a pas fondé […]
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  • Indian Students Pray For Pakistanis Killed In Peshawar Attack

    Okusaga Jumoke
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:07 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment NEW DELHI: Students in India held prayer vigils for the children and teachers killed in an attack by Taliban militants on an army-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan, with the death toll now approaching 150, prompting global revulsion and putting the government under new pressure to combat the scourge of militancy. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned the attack as a “cowardly” act by Taliban militants and security agencies in India have also swung into action fearing any…
  • Plex For PlayStation 4 Launches In Europe, Delayed In The US

    Okusaga Jumoke
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:46 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners will enjoy the delights of Plex just in time for the holidays, just like Xbox One owners. Plex has emerged as a go-to app for home theater diehards, and a popular choice for people who download movie and TV show rips. On PlayStation 4 it looks identical to the Xbox One version, with a horizontal interface to organize all your movies and TV shows. Recently added movies are available front and center, and music / photo support is coming at a later date. Plex is…
  • Stevie Wonder And Girlfriend Welcomes Baby Girl, Nia

    Okusaga Jumoke
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:33 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment American musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Stevie Wonder and his girlfriend, Tomeeka Robyn have welcomed their 2nd child together this morning. The 64-year old named his baby girl Nia. Nia will be Stevie’s 9th child as he already has 7 from previous relationships and one from his present girlfriend and new mom, Tomeeka, before this new addition. Congratulations to the couple! Stevie Wonder And Girlfriend Welcomes Baby Girl, Nia Okusaga Jumoke
  • This Man Paid $150,000 To Look Like Kim Kardashian, See Result

    Okusaga Jumoke
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:14 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Jordan James Parke is a 23-year-old make-up artist who admires Kim Kardashian so much that he paid $150,000 to look like her! Jordan told The Sun, “I love everything about Kim”. “She’s the most gorgeous woman ever. Her skin is perfect, her hair, everything about her.” He added, “I laugh when people try to insult me by telling me I look plastic or fake. Do they think I’m going for the natural look? If I was, I’d ask for my money back.” After watching a few episodes of Kim…
  • Chaos Breaks Out In Kenya Parliament Over Anti-Terror Law

    Okusaga Jumoke
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:28 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment The speaker of the National Assembly in Kenya, Justin Muturi has been forced to suspend debate on the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014 due to chaos as Opposition MPs heckled and threw papers. The chaos erupted in Kenya’s parliament as the opposition protests against the passing of the Anti-Terror Law. Attempt by National Security Committee chairman Asman Kamama to propose amendments to the law were drowned as CORD lawmakers sang the ‘Bado Mapambano’ (the struggle continues)…
 
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  • HILLARY 2016? Bill ‘The Buck’ Clinton gets close to another large-breasted blonde

    Christopher Peterson
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Members of New York’s Catsimatidis family, huge democrat supporters, were seen getting very close to Bill Clinton, or was it the other way around? This eye-opening, thought provoking photo is going viral and it has many wondering how close Bill Clinton really is to the daughter of John Catsimatidis, considered by many to be the “Grocery Store King of New York. Catsimatidis raised more than $750,000 for Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid in 2008 and often lets the pair fly around the country in his private jet. Catsimatidis also got involved in a corrupt scheme devised by…
  • United States mulls revenge plan against North Korea in wake of Sony cyberattack

    Staff
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:50 pm
    The government of North Korea’s suspected involvement in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment has just been officially confirmed by the FBI. Sony hackers stole unreleased movies, which they later leaked. They also obtained and released salary information and Social Security numbers for thousands of Sony employees, including celebrities. According to definitions by both the White House and the Pentagon, a cyberattack emanating from a foreign country constitutes an act of war, the only question is, will Congress under this administration act? The White House’s cyberspace…
  • Sony tells theaters not to show their own movie in wake of North Korea threats

    Christopher Peterson
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Sony Pictures has given theaters permission to not show the movie The Interview, directed by Seth Rogen and starring his friend James Franco following threats against theaters by a group that allegedly hacked Sony’s internal documents. One large chain, the 2,917-screen Carmike Cinemas, will pull the film from its schedules. The studio has also withdrawn the film’s stars, actors James Franco and Seth Rogen, from upcoming promotional appearances for the movie, a comedy that centers on a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader. Canonclast has confirmed that Rogen is canceling…
  • Islamic State beheads 4 kindergarteners for refusing to renounce Christianity

    Mindy Astoria
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:28 am
    Islamic State terrorists in Iraq beheaded four Christian kindergarteners who refused to renounce their faith and pray to Mohammed instead of Jesus. According to reports, ISIS turned up and said to the children, “You say the words that you will follow Mohammed.”  The children, all under four, said, “No, we love Yeshua [Jesus], we have always loved Yeshua.” And the terrorists’ responded by immediately chopping all their heads off. All as the international community continues to struggle to contain the ISIS plague, which some say is stronger and boasts more members…
  • TIME OF WAR: Senate committee officially votes to authorize war against ISIS

    Staff
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:55 am
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday voted to authorize President Obama’s war against the Islamic State group — the first vote in Congress to explicitly grant him war powers in the U.S. battle against the militant extremists. The vote was 10-8, with most Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed. The committee chairman, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said he would seek a full Senate vote on the measure before the current Congress ends, but it’s more likely that the authorization will be delayed until the next, Republican-led Congress, which starts Jan. 1. In…
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  • Nigeria government cancels its military training by the United States

    Coteam
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:03 am
    Nigeria on Thursday said the training of its military by the US has been cancelled ascribable to the negligent in the provision of military equipment by the United States. The Federal Government was said to be unable to provide military equipment for the training due to the fact that they are currently in use in […]
  • Akinwunmi Ambode declares winner of APC primaries in Lagos state

    Princeton
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:34 am
    Akinwunmi Ambode has been declared the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in Lagos, to outshine his rivaling Obafemi Hamzat. Thousands of APC delegates from different wards across Lagos State assemble at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos Thursday to take part in the selection of the candidate who will fly the flag of […]
  • Lil Wayne pissed off: “I want off and nothing to do with Cash Money!”

    Eva
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:20 am
    Lil Wayne’s upcoming album, Tha Carter V,  is being grasp in a waiting pattern yet again, and the rapper seem pissed off about it. “To all my fans, I want you to know that my album won’t and hasn’t been released bekuz Baby and Cash Money Records refuse to release it. This is not my […]
  • PlayStation celebrates 20th anniversary, Sony announces PS4 retro makeover

    Princeton
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Sony celebrates 20 years since the PlayStation went on sale. In the mood of celebration, the company announced a limited “retro 1994 grey-coated” version of PlayStation 4 game console. Sony promises that the limited grey-PS4 — themed as original PlayStation console from its usual black, will be available in time for Christmas, and will be […]
  • 2014 Channel O Music Awards, full list of winners and nominees

    Sylvia
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    The Pan-African music awards “2014 Channel O Music Awards” which took place at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Soweto, South Africa, over the weekend emerges with big winners — mainly Diamond (Tanzanian) and Cassper Nyovest (South African). Davido, one of Nigeria’s biggest singer, multiple awards winner and artiste with the lead nominations, lost out in […]
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  • Wagah border suicide bomber identified

    IANS
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Islamabad:  Pakistani security forces claimed to have identified the man who had carried out last month’s  suicide bombing at the Wagah border crossing with India and have taken his family into custody, a media report said Saturday. The suicide attack Nov 2 killed 61 people, including security personnel, and left scores injured, Dawn online reported. According to a police officer, the suicide bomber was identified as 23-year-old Hanif Ullah, a resident of Bajaur agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Security agencies have taken his family into custody and initiated…
  • Iran committed to interim n-deal: IAEA

    IANS
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Tehran:  The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed Iran’s commitment to an interim nuclear deal it signed with the P5+1 group in 2013. In a report issued Friday, IAEA  said that the Islamic Republic had not made “any further advances” in its activities at the country’s enrichment facilities and at the heavy water reactor in Arak as of Jan 20 when the agreement came into force, Press TV reported. The country then started to dilute and oxidise its 196-kg stockpile of 20-percent enriched uranium. Despite making progress, Iran and the P5+1 group –…
  • Progress made during talks between Pakistani government, PTI

    IANS
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Islamabad:  The Pakistan government and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), has made progress in their resumed dialogue process, a media report said Saturday. Speaking to the media after the talks, PTI vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi Friday said that two sides had made progress in the meeting, which was aimed at resolving the issue of alleged rigging in the 2013 general election, Dawn online reported Saturday. “The talks have continued from where they last ended,” he said. Qureshi stated that only an independent election…
  • Mumbai attack mastermind must not be set free

    AGENCIES
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Islamabad:  Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi cannot be allowed to simply walk away free, an editorial said and added that in the Mumbai trials, “Pakistan’s overall record in the fight against militancy is also on trial”. Pakistan’s leading daily Dawn said in an editorial that both the political and military leadership of the country has stated repeatedly that there is no longer such a thing as a good militant. “For that to be true, individuals like Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi cannot be allowed to simply walk away free men.” An anti-terrorism…
  • Peshawar school massacre mastermind warns of more attacks

    IANS
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Islamabad:  The terrorist who supervised the Peshawar school massacre has threatened more attacks, if the military and the intelligence agencies do not stop anti-terror operations, media reported Saturday. In a video with English subtitles posted on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) website, Umar Mansoor said that Tuesday’s attack on the Army Public School which killed  148 people, including 132 children, was in retaliation to army operations, Dawn online  reported. Security agencies had intercepted communication between Umar Mansoor, also known as Khalifa Umar and Umar Narey,…
 
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  • Top 10 Modern Day Child Prodigies

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:24 pm
    This top ten list explores the 10 modern day child prodigies in various fields from around the world. Prepare yourself for lots of squeals, “awww”s and spurts of high self-esteem.   10. Priyanshi Somani Priyanshi Somani is a 16 year mental calculator from India. She was able to calculate numbers mentally since she was 6. She was also the youngest participant to compete in the Mental Calculation World Cup in 2010. She is also the only participant to have 100% accuracy in addition, multiplication, square root in all competitions to date.   9. Elaina Smith Smith is a…
  • Top 10 Coolest Jobs On The Market

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:33 am
    There’s always a shortage of work around the world. And as people sit down to celebrate the holidays, they are preparing their list for new year’s resolutions. If one of your resolutions is to find a job, here are the ten coolest jobs on the market to consider.   10. Video Games Tester You’ll never be able to resist the temptation with this job. Your task would be to play video games all day and find issues or suggest areas for improvements. The employer is literally paying you to have fun! If your boss ever catches you doing some actual work you will be confronted with…
  • Top 10 Odd Facts About Death

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Thousands of people die fro cancer, accidents, or other everyday illnesses we hear about every day. But did you know that enough people die from falling out of bed or getting a snack out of a vending machine or a cow falling on them whilst sleeping. Here are ten odd facts about death I am sure you never heard of until now:   10. Cremation Coffins Coffins used for cremation are usually made with plastic handles. When a body is cremated, it must be put in the cremation chamber in a rigid, fully combustible casket.   9. Joao Maria de Souza Joao Maria de Souza from Brazil was killed in…
  • Top 10 Odd Facts About Sex

    admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:41 pm
    From creepy and bizarre fetishes to old practices, find out which surprising, yet odd sex facts made it to our top ten list. We warn you though, you may get just a little grossed out by some of the odd things people find hot.   10. Alfred Kinsey: Alfred Kinsey, author of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and founder of the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, had a collection of 5 million wasps and could insert a toothbrush into his penis, bristle-end first.  
  • Top 10 Surprising Movies Based On True Stories

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:16 am
    Believe it or not, here are 10 movies that are really based on true stories. Some of them twisted the stories around to make them more “Hollywood” friendly for the big screen.   10. Casino The 1995 mob, casino movie, starring Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone, and Robert DeNiro, was based on a true story. Sam “Ace” Rothstein (portrayed by DeNiro) was in real life Frank “Left” Rosenthal. Unlike in the movie where the character runs only one casino, Rosenthal ran four casinos. Joe Pesci’s character Nicky was based on the life story of Anthony Spilotro. Just like in the movie,…
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  • BelCaribe Communications shares Christmas spirit

    Patrick Jones
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Christmas assistance Friday, December 19, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Media content provider Bel-Caribe Communications today found another way to make Belize City residents lives sunny, just in time for Christmas. Staff members were in action all over Belize City’s Southside, handing out thousands of dollars in groceries and toys, even ham and turkey, to neediest families pre-selected but not told of their good fortune. Christmas assistance Bel-Caribe’s general manager, Sandra Mahler, told us that seeing the joy on their faces, brings joy to her heart. She explained that the…
  • Traffic accident injures BELTRAIDE worker

    Patrick Jones
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:31 pm
    BELTRAIDE vehicle crashes Friday, December 19, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: A traffic accident near Mile 29 on the George Price Highway this morning around 9:30, not far from the RF&G Insurance sign marking the site of another infamous accident, narrowly avoided fatalities. We were informed at the scene that an Isuzu D-Max traveling east toward Belize City, property of the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), attempted to overtake a container truck but had to swerve off the road to avoid a Toyota Prado going in the opposite direction. Traffic accident The driver, a…
  • Mental Health Resource Center hosts Christmas party

    Patrick Jones
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Christmas Party Friday, December 19, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Christmas is for everyone, even those suffering from mental disabilities. That is the message of the Mental Health Resource Center in Belize City, which hosted 59 clients to a Christmas celebration today. Joyce Ellis We spoke with the Center’s Administrator, Joyce Ellis who says the Center held the activity to bring some light to these often-neglected and maligned individuals, some of whom occupy our city streets and occasionally annoy ordinary residents. The partygoers played games and ate a good meal and were even given…
  • Footballer out on bail for carnal knowledge charge

    Patrick Jones
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Cristobal Gilharry Friday, December 19, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Verdes FC and national football team player Cristobal Gilharry has been accused of sexual intercourse with a 15 year old girl. The 34 year old was remanded to the Belize Central Prison earlier this week after arraignment at the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court. Today, attorney Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley successfully applied to the Supreme Court for bail for Gilharry. Supreme Court Justice Antoinette Moore set bail at $6,000 with conditions. Gilharry, whose day job is as an office assistant at McLean Insurance…
  • Arbitration Tribunal decides in favor of British Caribbean Bank, Ltd

    Patrick Jones
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:22 pm
    International Arbitration Tribunal Friday,December 19, 2014.PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The government of Belize has vowed to put up a challenged to a decision handed down today by a panel of international arbitrators in the ongoing dispute between the Barrow administration and the British Caribbean Bank Limited. The tribunal’s declaration is that government must BCB the sum of US$41,773,096.04. The ruling in favor of BCB is over money which the bank had loaned Belize Telemedia Limited in 2007. The government of Belize is maintaining that the loan from from BCB to BTL was contracted for…
 
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  • Mysterious Death of Obama Critic and Reporter on Bin Laden’s Death and Ferguson Labeled Suicide

    andyc
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Former Fox News correspondent Dominic Di-Natale was found dead in Colorado on Wednesday, the network reports. Di-Natale most recently worked as a freelancer for Fox News West Coast bureau in Los Angeles. His last day with the network was November 30.
  • HOW YOUR THREAT MATRIX SCORE COULD LAND YOU ON THE TERMINAL “RED LIST”

    andyc
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Dave Hodges Did you know that according to Daniel Freeman’s study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry found that paranoid thoughts are common among normally functioning people? In fact, the study concluded that some dose of paranoia is actually quite adaptive and can serve to keep us safe from danger. What is about to be presented in ...
  • A Full-Blown Economic Crisis Has Erupted In Russia

    andyc
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The 8th largest economy on the entire planet is in a state of turmoil right now. The shocking collapse of the price of oil has hit a lot of countries really hard, but very few nations are as dependent on energy production as Russia is. Sales of oil and natural gas account for approximately two-thirds of all Russian exports and approximately 50 percent of all government revenue.
  • 14 Facts That Prove That The Number Of Children Living In Poverty This Christmas Is At A Record High

    andyc
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Michael Snyder Did you know that 65 percent of all children in the United States live in a home that receives aid from the federal government?  We live at a time when child poverty in America is exploding.  Yes, the U.S. economy is experiencing a temporary bubble of false stability for the moment, but even ...
  • Unapproved GM Mosquitoes Being Shipped to US for Release NOW

    andyc
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Are you aware that genetically modified mosquitoes are being set for release worldwide? Right after GM mosquitoes were let loose in Brazil, dengue fever cases spiked. Now, the Florida Keys are in danger of facing a similar fate. The mosquitoes haven’t even been officially approved, but Oxitec, the British company who created the mosquitoes, has already shipped them to Florida.
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  • Birukov: «Cyborgs» destroyed Russian Special Forces group, militants and wounded two warlords

    Olga Whiting
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am
    «Cyborgs» destroyed more than 50 militants who stormed the Donetsk airport. An advisor to the Minister of Defence Yutiy Birukov wrote about it on his Facebook page. «Information from the Donetsk airport, 20:56 Monday (Kyiv time — ed.): all in all the rumours about a Russian Special Forces group are not rumours. Few dozens of...
  • Norway released a video with aggressive behaviour of a Russian fighter jet

    Olga Whiting
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Norwegian Army published a video of a dangerous approach of a Russian fighter jet MiG-31 to a Norwegian F-16. The video was taken from the cockpit of the Norwegian jet. Reports NV with reference to the Wall Street Journal. «We do not know whether the Russian pilot made a mistake or Russia is displaying aggression,» — commented...
  • Apple is worth more than the entire Russian stock market

    Olga Whiting
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Having sold the Apple corporation one would have enough money to buy the entire Russian stock market and still have enough change left to buy each Russian citizen an iPhone 6 Plus. «Economic Pravda» reported that such calculations were done by Bloomberg referencing the current stock value of public companies on the market. It turned out that the Russian...
  • Lat 24 hours: 62 armed attacks by militants, 7 Ukrainian soldiers have died, 10 are wounded

    Olga Whiting
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    There were 62 armed attacks on the Ukrainian ATO Forces and 3 battles in the last 24 hours. Reports the press office of the Anti Terrorist Operation. They also confirm that 7 Ukrainian soldiers have lost their lives and 10 were transferred to medical institutions with wounds of various degrees. They are being given professional...
  • 5 vehicles with the «Cargo 200″ went to Russia from the Luhansk region

    Olga Whiting
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    «Cargo 200″ (dead — ed.) left for Russia from the Luhansk region yesterday. Reported the spokesman of the Informational Analytical Centre of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Col. Andriy Lisenko during his briefing. «According to our information form the field, 5 vehicles of the Rostov funeral services with the «cargo 200″ , probably Russian...
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  • Xiaomi India Ban Partially Lifted by Delhi High Court

    xreporter
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:37 am
    We just got news that Delhi high court partially lifted ban from Xiaomi to sell their qualcomm based smartphones till January 8th 2015. This means that xiaomi can now officially[...] The post Xiaomi India Ban Partially Lifted by Delhi High Court appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Xiaomi was Banned in India & Now Stopped Selling Phones in India!!

    xreporter
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:43 pm
    One of the top smartphone seller company, xiaomi just announced that they wont be selling the phones for now due to patent issues with Ericsson. Xiaomi’s vice president, Hugo Barra[...] The post Xiaomi was Banned in India & Now Stopped Selling Phones in India!! appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Salman Khan, Anita Hassanandani in `Hero` remake

    xreporter
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:29 am
    Anita Hassanandani in ‘Hero’ Remake with Salman Khan! Yes, You heard it right. Small-screen actress Anita Hassanandani Reddy which is popular for her role in tv serial “Yeh Hai Mohabbatein”[...] The post Salman Khan, Anita Hassanandani in `Hero` remake appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • What is Blue Ticks in WhatsApp?

    xreporter
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Whatsapp just got update and the new feature have been added. People all over the world started calling this new feature as blue tick! Yes, it does what you were[...] The post What is Blue Ticks in WhatsApp? appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Want to Buy Xiaomi Redmi 1S, MI3, Redmi Note Phone in India? Then Follow These Steps

    xreporter
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Are you one of the guy or girl who registered for Flipkart’s Xiaomi devices sale but wasn’t able to buy it due to slow internet connection or some other issue?[...] The post Want to Buy Xiaomi Redmi 1S, MI3, Redmi Note Phone in India? Then Follow These Steps appeared first on WorldXNews.
 
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  • Wedding Planner Penang

    Afym
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Wedding Planner Penang will significantly lessen your troubles that you will certainly usually tend to deal with while planning for your wedding. A great deal of anxiety is usual while readying for your wedding and you often fret about the plans, the execution of your wedding plan and also far more. A great wedding planner [...] The post Wedding Planner Penang appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • Best HDR Software Free Review

    Afym
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Ideal HDR Software Free Review – Review of the leading 10 best HDR software used for creating high vibrant array (HDR) pictures. I’ve been suggesting to upgrade this software list for some time. I would certainly have obtained the HDR software listing done faster but it merely continued increasing! However ultimately I got around to [...] The post Best HDR Software Free Review appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • What is Graupel – Graupel Definition

    Afym
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:22 am
    What is Graupel – Graupel Definition. All about graupel snow, graupel vs hail, define graupel. How does graupel form? With lots of records of graupel today and also in some cases misidentified with snow I assumed I would certainly discuss exactly what it is. It’s a type of rainfall that isn’t seen very usually despite [...] The post What is Graupel – Graupel Definition appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • What is Heat Lightning

    Afym
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:11 pm
    What is Heat Lightning – What causes heat lightning? Is heat lightning real? Heat lightning myth, is heat lightning dangerous? Get heat lightning facts here. During the summer season, we were all instructed as children that those flashes of light late in the evening were heat lightning. I remember being told by my daddy that [...] The post What is Heat Lightning appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • Singapore Ferris Wheel

    Afym
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:51 am
    Singapore Ferris Wheel – The tallest, biggest and largest ferris wheel in the world. Singapore Leaflet will certainly no more be the world’s tallest ferris wheel soon. SINGAPORE FLYER, Marina Centre, Singapore 541 feet high The 492-foot diameter wheel, constructed over a three-story terminal structure which houses stores, bars and also dining establishments, opened in [...] The post Singapore Ferris Wheel appeared first on BloggerSnop.
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  • PowerWind’s First Wind Turbine Installation In UK

    Anil B Jadhav
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Did You Know? A wind turbine is a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind into electrical power. The development of wind power in India began in the 1990s, and has significantly increased in the last few years. Although a relative newcomer to the wind industry compared with Denmark or the United States, India has the fifth largest installed wind power capacity in the world. … Continue reading →
  • Children are Children, aren’t they? #IndiawithPakistan

    News With Chai
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Originally posted on Daily (w)rite:The Mothers of Peshawar As a young girl in India, I learned to hate Pakistan. I was told the history of this country with my own, how we were once one nation, and are now bitter enemies. I saw the Kargil war. On TV, yes, but its horrors did…
  • A Traveller’s Odysseys: Riding Solo To The Indian West Coast

    News With Chai
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    How do you prepare for a trip? Book accommodation, arrange sightseeing tours, get the luggage, hop a flight and off you go? But how do you prepare for a multi day biking trip with only purpose of exploration in mind? Well, you don’t plan much. You gather your biking gears, get the bike serviced, hop on … Continue reading →
  • Should We Go Live With Our Celebratory The Indian Trumpet Edition In January 2015?

    News With Chai
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:57 am
    This is a question that we also have. In fact, many of us have but very few would have come forward and expressed it like Purva! Yes. If this article makes a few people think, the objective of its publishing is fulfilled.  It doesn’t matter whether they are from the media or governance, whether they are living … Continue reading →
  • Nominations Open For ‘Dramantra 2014-’15’: Navi Mumbai’s Biggest Inter-Junior-Collegiate Dance Competition

    News With Chai
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:41 pm
    || धिमिद्धिमिद्धिमिध्वनन्मृदङ्गतुङ्गमङ्गल_ ध्वनिक्रमप्रवर्तितप्रचण्डताण्डवः शिवः ॥ … इति श्रीरावण - कृतम् शिव - ताण्दव स्तोत्रम् सम्पूर्णम् || Dhimid-Dhimid-Dhimidhvanan-Mrdangga-Tungga-Manggala_Dhvani-Krama-Pravartita-Prachanndda-Taannddavah Shivah || “The Mridangam is Incessantly Sounding the Auspicious Beats of Dhimid,…
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