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  • Love and Cancer at 27

    FRONTLINE - Latest Stories
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Allen Chou was just 27 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. His girlfriend, Linda Sim, was 25. This is what they did when his prognosis took a bad turn.
  • Attack on Iran's nuke sites; Saudis authorize their airspace for Israeli strike

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    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Whispered in the shadows of power in recent years that the Saudis have come to a secret military alliance with the supposed much hated Israelis. In the meantime, many Middle East watchers are of the opinion that the Royal Family...
  • Top 10 Best Home Gym Equipments In 2015 Reviews

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:43 am
    Exercise is very important for our health. However, not many people could have strong enough commitment to continue it. As of this modern age, everyone is very busy with their work and life. So, there is only a little time left each day for exercise. If you are to commit for a daily exercise or gym, and if you do not have enough time to go out, it is a good idea to own a home gym. By having it, you can save a lot of time, money, and you can also do it with your family. If you are looking for one, below is the review of the top 10 best home gyms in 2015. This might be of a good information to…
  • - Concealed Carry License Keefe Editorial Cartoons
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Concealed Carry License PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 KEYWORDS: concealed, carry, weapon, license, permit, regulation, colorado, state, republican, gun, rights Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • Couple has sex on subway with baby strapped to woman’s chest (video)

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    17 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    A couple in the United Kingdom, were caught having sex on an escalator in full view of the public. The video, which was taken on a subway platform escalator, has gone viral. The woman is seen bending over with her pants down while the man stood behind her engaging in sex acts. People took video of the incident, but the couple did not seem to care. The display was too much for one passerby. He walked over to the couple and kicked the man to break them up. When the woman turned around, people were shocked to discover that she had a baby strapped to her chest. It is unclear if police were…
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  • A Year of War Completely Destroyed the Donetsk Airport (35 photos)

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am
    In Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport has been reduced from a modern transportation hub to piles of scorched rubble in less than a year of warfare. As recently as last May, the airport was still operating and in good condition, though international flights had slowed due to the growing unrest. On May 26, Russian-backed separatist forces of the Donetsk People's Republic seized the airport, losing it to Ukrainian government forces after a brief fight. For months after, battles raged as both sides struggled to hold or retake the facilities, their bombs…
  • The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards (20 photos)

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:31 am
    The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, gathered below. Overall winners are scheduled to be announced on April 23. All captions below come from the photographers. Reinefjorden. Panorama of Reine (Lofoten) made from three frames. (Copyright Wojciech Kruczynski, Poland, Shortlist, Panoramic, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards)
  • Investigating the Mysteries of Antarctica (16 photos)

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:22 am
    Every year, thousands of scientists come to Antarctica for research. For a dozen days in January, in the middle of the chilly Antarctic summer, the Associated Press, including photographer Natacha Pisarenko, followed scientists from different fields searching for alien-like creatures, hints of pollution trapped in pristine ancient ice, leftovers from the Big Bang, biological quirks that potentially could lead to better medical treatments, and perhaps most of all, signs of unstoppable melting. In this January 25, 2015 photo, Chile's Navy ship Aquiles moves alongside the Hurd Peninsula,…
  • Watching a Shaky Cease-Fire in Ukraine (30 photos)

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:25 am
    Earlier this month, a cease-fire agreement was signed in Minsk, Belarus, after long talks between leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France. Ukrainian government troops and rebel forces in Eastern Ukraine agreed to cease hostilities by February 15 and withdraw heavy weapons at least 30 miles from the agreed-upon buffer zone stretching roughly from Luhansk to Mariupol. Heavy fighting ensued right before the deadline, and sporadic violence continues even now, more than a week later. Some Ukrainian forces claim they are unable to withdraw, as the Russian-backed rebels are still shelling…
  • Okayama's Naked Festival (6 photos)

    21 Feb 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Every year in Okayama, Japan, nearly 10,000 men take part in the Hadaka Matsuri, or Naked Festival at Saidaiji Temple. The men, dressed in Japanese loincloths, battle to grab a pair of lucky talismans thrown into the crowd by priests. Participants in the boisterous event are asked to prepare papers with their name, blood type and emergency contact number, and tuck them into their loincloths beforehand. Men cram into the temple waiting for priests to drop the sacred talisman at the Hadaka Matsuri, or Naked Festival at Saidaiji Temple on February 21, 2015 in Okayama, Japan. Nearly 10,000 men…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Spelunking in a New World cheese cave in NYC

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    Most people would rather not think too deeply on the process of making fine cheeses, considering our abhorrence of all things bacteria- or mold-related, yet the essence of the great stuff often lies in its age. Ben Jay of Serious Eats had the rare treat of touring a New World version of the traditional cheese cave, Murray's of Greenwich Village. The post Spelunking in a New World cheese cave in NYC appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Here’s a brand new, Yoga-inspired card trick [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    There is a whole library of card tricks that magicians and legerdemains are required to know. It's not too often that you get to see a new one, and especially one as unique as this. Enjoy. The post Here’s a brand new, Yoga-inspired card trick [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The ultimate guide to hashtags [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    Effective use of hashtags is essential to an effective social media campaign across different platforms, so how do you maximize their effectiveness? The post The ultimate guide to hashtags [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 6 great ways to donate your old phone

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Why let a perfectly good phone go to waste in the bottom of drawer when it could be making the world a better place? The post 6 great ways to donate your old phone appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to play musical chairs all by your lonesome [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:20 am
    Don't have anyone to play musical chairs with and feeling kind of lonesome? Then take a cue from musician Andrew Huang, switch on the camera, and make a little music of your own. The post How to play musical chairs all by your lonesome [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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    Radio Times

  • Making medical and health care prices more transparent

    Susan Greenbaum
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Hour 1 Guests: Betty Long and Jeanne Pinder Your back hurts, your health care provider says you need an MRI, and you schedule an appointment without any thought to what the test might cost. But with an increase in high-deductible and/or high co-pay health insurance plans, the price of medical procedures does matter to your pocketbook. You may even find it makes sense to shop around for quality care at the lowest dollar amount. The problem is, few hospitals and providers make public what they charge for a procedure or diagnostic test. There is a growing movement around the country for all that…
  • Radio Times in Review: Neurologist Oliver Sacks, Swimmer Lynne Cox, Musician Kevin Eubanks

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: Oliver Sacks,  Lynne Cox, Kevin Eubanks Coming up on today’s show, we revisit Marty’s conversation with author and neurologist OLIVER SACKS, who recently published a moving op-ed in the New York Times about how he plans to live the remaining months of his life, after finding out that his cancer has become terminal. Then, if you think you’re cold these days, take a listen to Marty’s conversation with open-water swimmer LYNNE COX, who specializes in traversing the waters in the world’s coldest climates, including Antarctica and Greenland. Then, we’ll hear Marty’s…
  • Ballot Talks: Discussing the Republican Party in Philadelphia

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Joe DeFelice, Seth Kaufer, Dave Kralle In this week’s edition of Ballot Talks: we take a look at the state of the Republican Party in Philadelphia. With many unsatisfied with the Democratic dominance in the city, how can the local GOP position itself as a viable alternative? We’ll look at the Republican candidates for mayor and other city races, hear their solutions to the city’s biggest problems, and discuss their plans to invigorate the electorate and boost their numbers. We’re joined by JOE DeFELICE, ward leader and executive director of the Philadelphia Republican City…
  • The problems with biofuels and feeding the world’s growing population

    Debbie Bilder
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guest: Timothy Searchinger Biofuels, such as corn ethanol and soybean diesel, have been heralded as a strategy to combat climate change and increase our energy independence.  But a new report from the World Resources Institute finds that growing crops for fuel does more harm than good to the world food supply and the environment.   Using corn and soybeans for energy contributes to rising food prices and food scarcity. So should we stop investing in biofuels? Are there some kinds of biofuel that might be more effective? Marty talks to the report’s lead author, Princeton University…
  • The State of NJ Governor Chris Christie’s Presidential Aspirations

    Emily Bryant
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Kate Zernike, Charles Stile, and John Brabender Last year, Chris Christie was the darling of the Republican Party. Seen as someone who could appeal to a broad swath of voters, many thought he could mount a formidable challenge to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Lately, however, things haven’t gone so smoothly for him. He continues to be dogged by the Bridgegate scandal, his popularity in New Jersey has dropped, he’s lost staffers, and he has made some questionable statements to the press. Is this the end of Christie’s quest for the White House or is a reboot in order? In…
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    The Conversation

  • MPs are right -- BBC must wake up to new media realities

    Tim Crook, Reader in Media and Communication (Goldsmiths), Visiting Professor of Broadcast Journalism (Birmingham City University) at Goldsmiths, University of London
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Maybe it's time to renovate those values, too. Jonathan Brady/PA WireMy advice to the BBC: ignore the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport committee report on your future at your peril. Over the past 30 years the BBC has largely been the author of its own misfortune. While the journalists and programme makers have continued to create and inform, executive leadership has been busy digging the corporation’s future grave. It’s easy to dismiss the media committee’s various incarnations as a small bunch of parliamentarians washed up from ministerial sackings and twilight political…
  • How some frogs survive killer fungus may reveal new weapon in fight to save amphibians

    Matthew Fisher, Professor of Fungal Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    A Madagascan bright-eyed frog (Boophis rappiodes), one of more than 400 species on the island. Axel Strauß, CC BY-SAThe loss of amphibian species across the world from chytridiomycosis, an infectious disease caused by the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), has been described as “the most spectacular loss of vertebrate biodiversity due to disease in recorded history”. So it’s of grave concern that the pathogen has been discovered in Madagascar, an incredibly biodiverse region previously thought free of the fungus. Madagascar has the 12th highest rate of amphibian…
  • Anti-Islam group Pegida makes its UK debut – but why choose Newcastle?

    Sarah Hackett, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Bath Spa University
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:03 am
    Newcastle has warmly hosted immigrants for a long time., CC BYThe German anti-Islam group, Pegida, is scheduled to march in Newcastle on February 28 in what will be its British debut. Since its first march in Dresden in October, this grassroots protest movement has caused widespread concern. This concern is growing despite claims that the group lacks a clear message, is struggling to maintain support, and has lost momentum after two of its leaders stepped down in the same week, the first after posing as Hitler and the second citing media pressure. Location, location, location…
  • DevoManc: can it make the NHS a success?

    Michael West, Senior Fellow, The King’s Fund and Professor of Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    Manchester takes a leap. Manchester by ShutterstockGreater Manchester is in line to be the first English region to gain full control of its NHS budget, which will be managed by local councils and health groups from April 2016. Under the plan, health and social care are to be better integrated, theoretically easing pressure on hospitals and improving home care services. What is proposed for Manchester is consistent with what many commentators have been arguing: if we are to respond to the healthcare needs of our communities, health and social care have to be integrated so that care is…
  • Labour’s £6,000 tuition fee proposals would reverse social mobility

    Michael Farthing, Vice Chancellor at University of Sussex
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:32 am
    Ed Miliband has announced his long-awaited proposal to cap university tuition fees at £6,000. Hannah McKay/PA WireThe Labour leader, Ed Miliband, has finally announced details of the party’s long-awaited policy to reduce tuition fees should his party win the election. He said: From September of next year, the next Labour government will reduce tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000 meeting our obligations to the next generation. It will benefit those starting courses next year. It will benefit those already at university. The average reduction in the debt will be around £9,000 per student,…
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    Big Picture

  • Chinese New Year 2015

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The Chinese Lunar New Year began Feb. 19 ushering in the Year of the Sheep, according to the Chinese zodiac. The new year also marks the beginning of the Spring Festival in China, which continues until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day. -- By Lloyd YoungChinese artists perform a dragon dance at a local amusement park during celebrations for the Lunar New Year on Feb. 19 in Beijing, China.The Chinese Lunar New Year of the Sheep also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends…
  • Wintry woes for the MBTA

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    The MBTA has been struggling to restore service after a massive amount of snow fell on the state, beginning with the blizzard in late January. Beverly Scott, MBTA general manager, said “tremendous progress” had been made in an “absolutely unbelievable recovery” effort. She also said that the commuter rail system is “still having challenges,” operating at a little over 60 percent. Scott said the MBTA woes this winter had sounded several “wakeup calls,” and that the system needs more investment. A look back at our recent public transit woes, due to an unusually harsh winter. --…
  • Carnival and Mardi Gras 2015

    20 Feb 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Pre-Lenten celebrations around the globe, including Carnival and Mardi Gras, wrapped up earlier this week before the marking of Ash Wednesday. Historians say the tradition dates back to Roman times, when the newly converted Christians retained vestiges of their pagan festival, “Lupercalia,” as a period of celebration before the penance during the 40 days of Lent. -- By Lloyd YoungThe Queen of Panama City carnival Onissis Samaniego participates during a parade of the Panama City carnival in Panama City, Panama, on Feb. 16. (Alejandro Bolivar/EPA)
  • Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    18 Feb 2015 | 5:05 pm
    The Westminster Kennel Club 139th Annual Dog show took place this week, filling Manhattan with thousands of competitors, including 192 different canine breeds. Owners and dogs traveled from around the world to participate in this iconic event. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelJim Grieco, a cameraman for the USA Network, films Bloodhound Nathan in the benching area of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Feb. 16, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)
  • Fire and Ice

    15 Feb 2015 | 1:18 pm
    In Japan, winter festivals in the past week make for interesting visual juxtapositions. Snow and Ice festivals display large illuminated sculptures for the public to enjoy. In Shingu, the end of winter is celebrated by thousand of men lighting torches on a mountain shrine. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelJapanese men wear Fundoshi, a traditional Japanese undergarment and pray during the purifying body wash ceremony ahead of attending the Oto fire festival. The male-only festival celebrates the close of winter and sees nearly 2000 men run down the 538 steep stone steps from the mountain shrine. The…
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    Slate Articles

  • What Happened at Slate This Week?

    Joshua Keating
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Hello Plussers,
  • Big Doctor Is Watching

    Hamza Shaban
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:12 am
    At the Senate hearing on the Internet of Things earlier this month, innovation wasn’t just a hand-me-down buzzword from the Valley. It was an ideology. Sen. Cory Booker spoke of the nascent industry of connected devices as an evangelical preaches miracles. Concerns over destructive malware, colossal data breaches, and the brazen unraveling of privacy were given voice, but they were drowned out by the gospel of market efficiency. The path to riches may be paved by ubiquitous data capture, but policymakers are failing to see its ultimate costs.
  • Soccer and Tear Gas

    Stefan Martens
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    Each Friday, Roads & Kingdoms and Slate publish a new dispatch from around the globe. For more foreign correspondence mixed with food, war, travel, and photography, visit their online magazine or follow @roadskingdoms on Twitter.
  • Corrections

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:05 am
    In a Feb. 26 Moneybox blog post, Jordan Weissmann misspelled Walmart CEO Doug McMillon’s last name.
  • All Box, No Sex

    Willa Paskin
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:45 am
    The salient piece of information about Sex Box, the new reality show starting tonight on WE TV in which couples have sex in a box on stage, is that viewers of it will see and hear absolutely no sex. This is both a reassuring and disappointing tidbit of information: What is the world coming to if couples are having sex in a box on basic cable for our titillation? But what is the point of a show called Sex Box if there is no sex in it?
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • Net Neutrality May Face an Uphill Battle If History Tells Us Anything

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    by Leticia Miranda The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a proposal today that effectively bars Internet companies from prioritizing some Internet traffic over others.As John Oliver famously explained “ending net neutrality would allow big companies to buy their way into the fast lane, leaving everyone else in the slow lane.” The FCC’s proposal faces plenty of opposition from telecom companies and others, but it’s just the latest round in a long fight. Here is a brief history of attempts to enact net neutrality and the often successful push…
  • New York City Lays Out Limits on Restraints And Suspensions

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    by Annie Waldman New York City educators will face new restrictions on handcuffing students or suspending them from school, as part of regulations proposed earlier this month by the city’s education department. If the proposals are adopted as expected, schools will also have to begin tracking the number of times students are tied down or otherwise restrained. Last year, an investigation by ProPublica and NPR showed that restraints are frequently used in schools across the country. Hundreds of students are injured each year. Our reporting also found that many of the nation’s…
  • Newly Discovered Evidence is Latest Surprise in Patz Case

    24 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    by Joe Sexton From the moment Pedro Hernandez was indicted for the murder of Etan Patz, both prosecutors and defense lawyers recognized they faced a formidable task: locating, deciphering and sharing a vast array of information and evidence collected over the decades since Patz, then a 6-year-old boy on his way to school, disappeared in 1979. There were police reports, FBI files, former suspects, witness statements. SoHo, the neighborhood where the boy vanished, had been remade. The lead investigator had died. Residents had moved. It took close to two and a half years, but at last, earlier…
  • Podcast: When Those We Report On Complain

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:10 am
    by Nicole Collins Bronzan Any good reporter takes requests for corrections very seriously, and the stakes are especially high for investigative journalists like ProPublica’s Justin Elliott. So when he and his reporting partners, Jesse Eisinger and NPR’s Laura Sullivan, received a lengthy list of complaints from the Red Cross about our past coverage of the charity, they checked them out, he tells ProPublica Assistant Managing Editor Eric Umansky in this week’s podcast. In the end, the reporters stood by their “scrupulously fair” work – which was itself the…
  • Police Brutality from Chicago to Gitmo and More in MuckReads Weekly

    20 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    by Amanda Zamora and Terry Parris Jr. "Illegal ... immoral ... ineffective ... unconstitutional." That is how the deputy commander of a now-defunct Guantanamo task force described the interrogation tactics of Richard Zuley, a Navy reserve lieutenant who was known for extracting intelligence from his subjects through prolonged shackling, threats against family members and sleep deprivation. The Guardian traced some of Zuley's methods at Gitmo to the police precincts of Chicago, where his detective work helped put at least one innocent man in prison and has generated serious…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • Beautiful Cat Island

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Cat Island in the Bahamas is truly a magical place full of friendly people, the most beautiful beaches on earth and a rich history that I love to explore! Truly heaven on earth!
  • Snow day

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:14 am
    Six inches of snow in Chattanooga, TN.
  • Touching the Sky

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:13 am
    Husband, Alan Green, capturing an amazing picture on The Cobbler, in Arrochar, also known as Ben Arthur in the Southern Scottish Highlands. The Cobbler has the most distinctive outline of any mountain in the Southern Highlands and makes a fantastic short day out.
  • Snowy trees in north carolina

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:09 am
    Snow in winston-salem back yard!
  • Beals Great Wass Island Maine

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    I visited Great Wass Island in September 2014. It is a beautiful Island and I got to experience some gorgeous sunsets. I hiked on Great Wass Preserve. 1,576 acres in Beals, Washington County Ecological Value & Features Acquired by The Nature Conservancy in 1978, Great Wass Island Preserve is a natural gem of Downeast Maine. A 4.5-mile hiking trail will take you through the preserve’s unique forests and wetlands. On the shore, exposed granite bedrock drops steeply into the sea, giving evidence of the “Fundian Fault,” a long crack in the Earth’s crust that extends from the Bay of…
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  • 6 Dresses That Are Way More Famous Than #TheDress

    Marisa Schwartz
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    A brief look at dresses that have gone viral throughout history
  • Kelly Clarkson: I Will Never Tell My Daughter About From Justin to Kelly

    Nolan Feeney
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    Kelly Clarkson hasn’t released a proper studio album since 2011, but she’s had more pressing projects in the works: like marrying husband Brandon Blackstock and becoming a mom to eight-month-old River Rose. Fortunately, the musical drought is over. On March 3, Clarkson will release Piece by Piece, an recorded that’s loaded with slick power-pop (see lead single “Heartbeat Song”) and uplifting empowerment anthems (like “Invincible,” co-written by “Chandelier” and “Titanium” singer-songwriter Sia). TIME caught up with the original…
  • Google Isn’t Banning Porn Blogging After All

    Victor Luckerson
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:36 am
    Google is backing down from its new porn policy four days after announcing a plan to block sexually explicit images from its blogging service. The company said on its Blogger help forum Friday that it will keep its old policies in place and instead work harder to crack down on commercial porn using the previous rules. “We’ve had a ton of feedback, in particular about the introduction of a retroactive change (some people have had accounts for 10+ years), but also about the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities,” wrote…
  • 9 Dead in Missouri Shootings

    Eliana Dockterman
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Nine people were found dead early Friday after a series of overnight shootings in a small town in Missouri. Eight were shot in and around the rural community of Tyrone, including the apparent gunman, and a ninth person found dead at the crime scene had passed away from natural causes, police said. Law enforcement agents found the body of the apparent shooter, a 36-year-old man, inside a car in the next county over, NBC reports. Texas County Sheriff deputies said they were alerted to the slayings at 10:15 pm Thursday when a young woman called saying she had heard gunshots in her home and fled.
  • See the First Photo of Eddie Redmayne as a Transgender Painter in The Danish Girl

    Sarah Begley
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:15 am
    Fresh off his Best Actor win at the Oscars, Eddie Redmayne is back in the spotlight with the release of the first photo from his role in The Danish Girl. FIRST LOOK: #EddieRedmayne as 'The Danish Girl' — Out Magazine (@outmagazine) February 27, 2015 Redmayne plays Lili Elbe, an early 20th-century Danish artist who was born as a man named Einar Wegener and received one of the earliest sex-change operations. The film is based on the David Ebershoff novel of the same name and is directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech).
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Guardian Hack Day February 2015 – liveblog

    Matt Andrews
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:56 am
    It’s that time again – the Guardian’s Digital Development team is having its quarterly Hack Day. Follow along to see what gets built (and how much coffee gets drunk) 3.55pm GMT NoMFoMo is up next, it gives people the chance to get involved with the big conversations, some lovely sketches here by Laura Doward. Using a data visualisation you can see what stories are big right now to get up to speed on the latest news. 3.52pm GMT Tracer up now. Trying to tie polluters to those are politically or fiscally accountable to regular people.They’ve used real data in Neo4J to trace the…
  • Most sex workers have had jobs in health, education or charities – survey

    Diane Taylor
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:53 am
    One of largest ever surveys of industry reveals pressures that lead people to sex work, including inability to meet living costs on low NHS payMore than 70% of UK sex workers have previously worked in healthcare, education or charities, while more than a third hold university degrees, according to one of the largest surveys of the industry ever undertaken.The academic research, carried out by Leeds University and funded by the Wellcome Trust, also reveals the pressures that lead people to enter the sex industry, with one respondent claiming she could not keep up her mortgage repayments while…
  • Europa League draw: Everton face trip to Ukraine to play Dynamo Kyiv

    Guardian sport
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:44 am
    • Fiorentina to play Roma after putting out Tottenham• Favourites Wolfsburg drawn against Internazionale • Crowd trouble mars Dynamo Kyiv’s Europa League win over Guingamp • Lukaku’s double confirms Everton’s progress past Young Boys • Liverpool’s Rodgers rues lack of cutting edge in Besiktas loss• Pochettino has ‘no regrets’ after Tottenham’s Europa League exit Everton have been drawn to play Dynamo Kyiv in the last 16 of the Europa League as they carry the last remaining British hopes in the competition.Roberto Martínez’s side will play the first leg at…
  • Ebola: Sierra Leone village in lockdown after 31 new cases recorded

    Lisa O'Carroll
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:33 am
    Flare-up of virus in community just outside town of Makeni with WHO linking cases to one man who escaped quarantine in FreetownEfforts to beat Ebola in Sierra Leone have been dealt a setback after 31 new cases were recorded in one village.The community of 500 just outside the town of Makeni has now been put in lockdown by the army amid fears that more could be infected. Continue reading...
  • Greg Rutherford pulls out of European Indoor Championships in Prague

    Rob Bleaney
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:29 am
    • Olympic high jump champion set indoor personal best last weekend • Rutherford wants to focus on gold at World Championships in Beijing• Rutherford performs U-turn to lead Great Britain in Prague• Farah breaks two-mile world record at Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix Greg Rutherford has withdrawn from the Great Britain team for next month’s European Indoor Championships in Prague.British Athletics confirmed on Friday that the Olympic, European and Commonwealth long jump champion would not be competing in the Czech Republic, just three days after he was named in the 39-strong squad.
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    International Herald Tribune

  • In Indonesia, Madrasses of Opposition

    Saskia De Rothschild
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:11 am
    From the International New York Times- GONTOR, Indonesia – The silhouette of the large mosque, brick-like but for a bulbous dome, looked blurry in the downpour. The rain of East Java is heavy, lending a sparkle to the green paddies and the scent of moist earth to the air. As the evening prayer ended, hundreds of boys rushed out of the building in waves, mats slung over their shoulders, sarongs hitched up to their knees, flip-flops squelching in the wet. These students attend Pondok Modern Darussalam Gontor, one of Indonesia’s many Islamic boarding schools, or pesantren. (Estimates…
  • A Chronicle of Dutch Euthanasia

    Saskia De Rothschild
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    From Der Spiegel Constance de Vries sits in the kitchen and fills two syringes. She fills one with a strong anesthetic and the other with poison. She slowly dabs the excess liquid from the needle with a tissue before cautiously packing it up. Then she heads out to her car. At 2 p.m., Annie Bus is scheduled to die. The two women have discussed the details of the procedure numerous times. During those conversations, they sat at the wooden table in Annie Bus’ small home, located in the Netherlands just 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the German border. The walls around the table are covered…
  • How to be a Chinese Democrat

    Saskia De Rothschild
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    From the New York Review of Books- Liu Yu is one of China’s best-known America-watchers. A professor of political science at Tsinghua University, she lived in the US from 2000 to 2007 and now researches democratization in developing countries, including her own. The thirty-eight-year-old became famous in China in 2009 with the publication (in Chinese) ofDetails of Democracy, a collection of her blogs that described how politics works in America. The book earned her the moniker among online fans as “China’s de Toqueville” (she’s quick to reject that as too flattering). She is a…
  • Bananas, Sardines and Sharks

    Saskia De Rothschild
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    Before our favourite smartphones, tablets, taxi apps and online stores there was the humble banana. This remarkable true story of a Cold War coup warns us that no matter how cheap and convenient our stuff is, there is always a price to pay. The title Bananas, Sardines and Sharks is a reference to The Shark and the Sardines, one of the first accounts written about the Guatemalan coup, by Jacobo Arbenz’s predecessor Juan José Avéralo, and the first to accuse the American government of being involved.
  • Can Charlie Hebdo Save Francois Hollande’s presidency?

    Saskia De Rothschild
    17 Jan 2015 | 6:52 am
    From Le Monde/Worldcrunch- PARIS — What just happened? This question, which is still on everybody’s lips after Sunday’s historic rallies, goes beyond the three days of massacres that have shaken France, and also applies to its president. François Hollande has indeed seen an astounding reversal of fortunes. His popularity was stuck at its lowest levels just a week ago, but after these events, the Socialist Party president, though not redeemed yet, has been propelled to the front of an unprecedented political movement he couldn’t have dreamed of. As someone close to him even admitted,…
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    The Good News Network

  • Good News in History, February 27

    Good News Network
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Happy birthday to Academy Award-winning actress, producer, and philanthropist Joanne Woodward, who was married to Paul Newman for 50 years, until his death in 2008. She turns 85 today. (1930) MORE Good News on this Date: The first Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana was celebrated (1827) The Dominican Republic The post Good News in History, February 27 appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Actor Jared Leto Becomes Global Wildlife Ambassador for WWF

    Good News Network
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Academy Award-winning actor, musician and director Jared Leto was this month named WWF Global Ambassador to bring attention to wildlife poaching across Africa and Asia. Mr. Leto recently traveled to South Africa with WWF (World Wildlife Fund) to learn first-hand about the conservation group’s efforts to save rhino populations. Mr. The post Actor Jared Leto Becomes Global Wildlife Ambassador for WWF appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Alaska Farmer Turns Icy Patch Of Tundra Into A Breadbasket

    Good News Network
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:57 pm
    An Alaskan farmer believes he’s expanded America’s breadbasket to the frigid North. “For the last 10 years, Tim Meyers has been coaxing an enviable quantity of fruits and veggies from just four acres of land,” reports NPR. “Last year, he produced 50,000 pounds of potatoes, beets, carrots and other vegetables.” The post Alaska Farmer Turns Icy Patch Of Tundra Into A Breadbasket appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Homeless Man Spends Hours Pushing Cars in the Snow, Now His Luck is Turning Around

    Good News Network
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:02 pm
    A homeless man in Colorado Springs spent three hours pushing cars out of the snow Saturday. Today, because his good deeds did not go unnoticed, his luck — and his life — is turning around. Shelby Hudgens and his dog have been living in his blue Ford Mustang since November The post Homeless Man Spends Hours Pushing Cars in the Snow, Now His Luck is Turning Around appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Australian Radio Hosts Surprise Grieving Mom With Amazing Gift

    Good News Network
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Two radio hosts planned a “Surprise Giveback” that bestowed an amazing gift on a grieving Australian mother who just lost her 19 year-old son in a freak farming accident. In December, Blaine Rozs’ death turned Michelle’s world upside down. The mom of three was able to take some time from The post Australian Radio Hosts Surprise Grieving Mom With Amazing Gift appeared first on The Good News Network.
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    Environmental News Network

  • Antifreeze protein from ticks fights frostbite in mice

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:54 am
    A protein that protects ticks from freezing temperatures also prevents frostbite when introduced in mice, a Yale-led study has found. The research is the first to demonstrate the protein’s ability to boost frostbite resistance in an adult mammal.
  • Michigan utility on the wrong track increasing rates for LED municipal lighting

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Earlier this month, DTE Energy announced a rate hike for LED lights. The decision sparked anger in Michigan city officials involved in municipal streetlight conversions, who would see their financial incentives for energy conservation diminish. At the same time, DTE plans to lower its rates on sodium lighting, which can use up to three times more electricity than LED.In 2014 Ypsilanti, best known as the home of Eastern Michigan University, converted all 1,100 of its streetlights to LED — making it the first Michigan municipality to do so.
  • Agricultural insecticides pose a global risk to surface water bodies

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am
    Streams within approximately 40% of the global land surface are at risk from the application of insecticides. These were the results from the first global map to be modeled on insecticide runoff to surface waters, which has just been published in the journal Environmental Pollution by researchers from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the University of Koblenz-Landau together with the University of Milan, Aarhus University and Aachen University. According to the publication, particularly streams in the Mediterranean, the USA, Central America and Southeast Asia are at…
  • Lash Length Keeps Eyes Healthy

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:03 am
    It started with a trip to the basement of the American Museum of Natural History in New York to inspect preserved animal hides. Later, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers built a wind tunnel about 2 feet tall, complete with a makeshift eye. By putting both steps together, the team discovered that 22 species of mammals – from humans, to hedgehogs, to giraffes ­– are the same: their eyelash length is one-third the width of their eye. Anything shorter or longer, including the fake eyelashes that are popular in Hollywood and make-up aisles, increases airflow around the eye…
  • BLM vs the Sage Grouse

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    The Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to offer new oil and gas leases on 89,000 acres in northwestern Wyoming would have devastating effects on greater sage grouse, including allowing industrial operations in some of the birds’ most important nesting and rearing habitat, according to comments submitted to the agency this week by the Center for Biological Diversity. Even though sage grouse have declined 60 percent over six years in Wyoming, the plan repeatedly ignores federal scientists’ recommendations for protecting these prairie birds from fossil fuel…
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  • Is Transocean Delaying The Inevitable?

    Wayne Duggan
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    In a new report, analysts at Deutsche Bank criticized Transocean LTD (NYSE: RIG) for "kicking the can down the road" and claim that "decisive action is needed." Analysts believe that improving liquidity should be Transocean's top priority. Latest Ratings for RIG DateFirmActionFromTo Feb 2015Iberia CapitalDowngradesOutperformSector Perform Feb 2015SusquehannaDowngradesNeutralNegative Feb 2015BMO CapitalInitiates Coverage onUnderperform View More Analyst Ratings for RIG View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Deutsche Bank Offers 3 Reasons To Consider Boeing

    Jayson Derrick
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    In a report published Friday, Deutsche Bank analyst Myles Walton offered three reasons why investors should consider buying shares of Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) Latest Ratings for BA DateFirmActionFromTo Feb 2015Goldman SachsDowngradesNeutralSell Feb 2015Stifel NicolausMaintainsBuy Jan 2015JP MorganMaintainsOverweight View More Analyst Ratings for BA View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Wedbush Securities Reiterates Outperform, Raises PT On Ross Stores As 2015 Appears Set To Deliver Continued EPS Beats

    Dwight Einhorn
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    In a report published Friday, Wedbush Securities analyst Morry Brown reiterated an Outperform rating on Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST), and raised the price target from $106.00 to $112.00. Latest Ratings for ROST DateFirmActionFromTo Feb 2015MKM PartnersDowngradesBuyNeutral Jan 2015Piper JaffrayDowngradesOverweightNeutral Dec 2014Cowen & CompanyDowngradesOutperformMarket Perform View More Analyst Ratings for ROST View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Wedbush Securities Sees Preparations Continuing For Expected Approval And Strong Launch Of Kanuma For Synageva Biopharma

    Dwight Einhorn
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    In a report published Friday, Wedbush Securities analyst David M. Nierengarten reiterated an Outperform rating and $111.00 price target on Synageva Biopharma Corp. (NASDAQ: GEVA). Latest Ratings for GEVA DateFirmActionFromTo Oct 2014SunTrust Robinson HumphreyInitiates Coverage onBuy Jul 2014CitigroupInitiates Coverage onNeutral Jul 2014JP MorganMaintainsOverweight View More Analyst Ratings for GEVA View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Top Performing Industries For February 27, 2015

    Lisa Levin
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    At 10:30 am, the Dow dropped 0.04% to 18,207.19, the broader Standard & Poor's 500 index moved up 0.02% to 2,111.06 and the NASDAQ composite index slipped 0.06% to 4,984.96. The industries that are supporting the market today are:
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  • Rubio: Hillary 'yesterday,' Obama 'failed'

    Jerome R. Corsi
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – At the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday morning, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a possible 2016 presidential candidate, gave an emotional speech echoing President Ronald Reagan and arguing from his personal life story that the greatest days of the United States of America lie ahead. “The world knows we are exceptional,” Rubio told an enthusiastic audience. “When was the last time you heard about a boat load of American refugees arriving on the shores of another country?” Yet, he said, “at home we have millions of…
  • 9 dead at multiple crime scenes in Missouri town

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    (HOUSTON HERALD) Nine persons are dead — including one of natural cases — in multiple shootings in Texas County in south-central Missouri, the Missouri State Highway confirmed. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the Texas County Sheriff’s Department was called at about 10:15 p.m. Thursday by a frightened girl, who reported gunshots in a residence. She fled to a neighbor’s home, and lawmen later found two bodies in the child’s home. Further investigation found another five fatalities and one additional wounded victim at three additional Tyrone residences, the patrol…
  • ISIS begins executing kidnapped Christians

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    (ALETEIA)Islamic State militants have reportedly executed 15 Christians who have been captured in villages in northeastern Syria since Monday. A priest who has been feeding reports to Christian aid agencies around the world, including Aleteia partner Aid to the Church in Need, said today that a Christian Assyrian lawyer in the city of Hassakah told him that about 15 young Assyrians “are martyred. Many of them were fighting to defend and protect the villages and families.” Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana of CAPNI, the Christian Aid Program in Iraq, said that in the Christian village…
  • IRS watchdog: 'Potential criminal activity' in email scandal

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
    (WASHINGTON TIMES) The IRS’s inspector general confirmed Thursday it is conducting a criminal investigation into how Lois G. Lerner’s emails disappeared, saying it took only two weeks for investigators to find hundreds of tapes the agency’s chief had told Congress were irretrievably destroyed. Investigators have already scoured 744 backup tapes and gleaned 32,774 unique emails, but just two weeks ago they found an additional 424 tapes that could contain even more Lerner emails, Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus told the House Oversight Committee in a rare late-night hearing…
  • U.S. blogger hacked to death by Islamists

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:46 am
    (REUTERS) DHAKA, Bangladesh — Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death an American blogger, the latest of a series of attacks on writers who support free-thinking values in Muslim-majority Bangladesh. The attack comes amidst a crackdown on hardline Islamist groups, which have increased activities in recent years in the South Asian nation. Avijit Roy, a U.S. citizen of Bangladeshi origin, and his wife and fellow blogger, Rafida Ahmed, were attacked on Thursday while returning from a book fair. Ahmed was seriously injured.
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  • Northern Ireland: Draconian abortion law harshest in Europe

    Anu Ghate
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    The laws in Northern Ireland relating to abortion are draconian and in urgent need of reform, Amnesty International said today , as it published a new report. February 27, 2015 AIUSA The laws in Northern Ireland relating to abortion are draconian and in urgent need of reform, Amnesty International said today , as it published a new report. Northern Ireland has the harshest criminal penalty for abortion anywhere in Europe – life imprisonment both for the woman undergoing an unlawful abortion and for anyone assisting her. That sentence even applies in cases where the pregnancy is as…
  • Venezuela: 14-Year-Old Boy Killed during Anti-Government Protest

    Anu Ghate
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:17 pm
    A 14-year-old boy was killed during an anti-government protest amid reports of excessive use of force by the security forces. There are concerns the violence will intensify if the authorities do not send a clear message that peaceful protest is permitted and that excessive use of force will not be tolerated. February 25, 2015 Series of crosses representing those who have died since start of the protests, Táchira state, March 2014 ©Manaure Quintero Álva AIUSA A 14-year-old boy was killed during an anti-government protest amid reports of excessive use of force by the security forces. There…
  • Libya: Mounting Evidence of War Crimes in the Wake of Egypt's Airstrikes

    Anu Ghate
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    New eyewitness testimonies gathered by Amnesty International indicate that the Egyptian Air Force failed to take the necessary precautions in carrying out an attack which killed seven civilians in a residential neighbourhood in the Libyan city of Derna on 16 February. February 24, 2015 Egypt's Air Force failed to take the necessary precautions carrying out an attack which killed 7 civilians in Derna. ©Demotix AIUSA New eyewitness testimonies gathered by Amnesty International indicate that the Egyptian Air Force failed to take the necessary precautions in carrying out an attack which…
  • Thailand: LèSe-Majesté Convictions an Assault on Freedom of Expression

    Anu Ghate
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    A guilty verdict in Thailand today against two activists involved in a play deemed to have insulted the monarchy should be overturned immediately, and points to an ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression by the military government, Amnesty International said. February 24, 2015 AIUSA A guilty verdict in Thailand today against two activists involved in a play deemed to have insulted the monarchy should be overturned immediately, and points to an ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression by the military government, Amnesty International more
  • Iran: Death row juvenile offender at risk of secret execution

    19 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    Iranian officials’ refusal to provide the family of Saman Naseem, a death row juvenile offender who was due to be executed this morning, with information about his fate and whereabouts has sparked fears that he is at risk of being tortured or secretly executed. February 19, 2015 Iranian officials’ refusal to provide the family of Saman Naseem, a death row juvenile offender who was due to be executed this morning, with information about his fate and whereabouts has sparked fears that he is at risk of being tortured or secretly executed, said Amnesty International.Saman Naseem was…
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    Fast Company

  • Egypt Plans To Build A 650-Foot-Tall Pyramid Skyscraper

    Shaunacy Ferro
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    It would be the country's tallest building.Cairo may be getting a new skyscraper inspired by Egypt's oldest architecture. The Zayed Crystal Spark project, announced by the country's housing minister earlier this week, is shaped like a tall, skinny pyramid on top of a broader, shorter pyramid. The 200-meter-tall (650 feet) tower will be Egypt's tallest building to date. The proposed 8.5-million-square-foot development is a mix of government, commercial, and entertainment space, and will be constructed through a public/private partnership.Read Full Story
  • Take The Fast Company News Quiz

    Rose Pastore
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Show how much you know! Here's our quiz for February 27, 2015.What 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
  • Free App Friday: 5 Ways To Survive This Godawful Winter

    Doug Aamoth
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Look on the bright side: Come July, we'll probably have only a few inches left.I live in Boston, so you'll excuse me if I've been a bit surly lately. Every parking spot is marked with some jamoke's busted-up lawn chair, giant icicles are tumbling from rooftops like thunderbolts thrown by Zeus, and the mass transit system is pokier than a kiddie train at an amusement park. Except far less reliable.Read Full Story
  • The Future of Consumer Tech Is About Making You Forget It's There

    Jared Newman
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Microsoft, Samsung, GoPro, and others take their best guesses at the next five years of consumer electronics.When Apple introduced the iPad 2 in 2011, it laid out a noble goal for the future of technology.Read Full Story
  • How Successful Entrepreneurs Conquer Jet Lag

    Samantha Cole
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:17 am
    You can only switch time zones so much before wearing yourself down. Here's how the most successful people manage jet-setting lives.Successful entrepreneurs are often practiced travelers: experts at going from a seat cocoon of eye masks and sweatpants, to polished face of their company at the gate. The rest of us are the sea level to their 50,000 feet of professionalism.Read Full Story
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  • Rocker Gary Glitter Jailed For 16 Years For Child Sex Abuse

    Krishnadev Calamur
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:23 am
    The 70-year-old, best known for the stadium rock anthem "Rock & Roll (Part 2)," was convicted for sex offenses during the 1970s and '80s against three girls between the ages of 8 and 13.» E-Mail This
  • After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel

    Ari Shapiro
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    The Citadel at the heart of the Kurdish city of Erbil has been inhabited for six millennia. Now, amid war and destruction, it's undergoing a much-needed restoration and upgrade of city services.» E-Mail This
  • It Kills Germs For Up To Six Hours. Can It Wipe Out Ebola?

    Emily Sohn
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    Zylast is a hand sanitizer that offers protection far longer than alcohol-based products or chlorine solution. That's why USAID has named it one of its "Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge" winners.» E-Mail This
  • Bangladeshi-American Blogger Hacked To Death In Dhaka

    Krishnadev Calamur
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Avijit Roy's writings denounced fundamentalist thought and earned him death threats from Islamist groups. His wife, Rafida Ahmed, who was with him during the attack Thursday, was severely wounded.» E-Mail This
  • 9 People Found Dead In Southern Missouri

    Bill Chappell
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:28 am
    Police say a gunman is among those who died following a series of shootings in multiple locations Thursday night.» E-Mail This
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    United Nations Radio

  • Sound advice from WHO as 1.1 billion people face deafness threat

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    Hearing loss can be irreversible, WHO warns. At least 1.1 billion young people are at risk of irreversible hearing loss from the unsafe use of personal audio devices and an increasing noisy environment, the UN said Friday. Raising the alarm, World Health Organization experts said many people don't realise that once they lose their hearing, it won't come back. Ahead of International Ear Care Day on Tuesday 3 March, WHO's Dr Etienne Krug told Daniel Johnson that while it's a growing problem, "it's not a question of cutting the fun, it's a question of limiting the risk". Duration: 3"29
  • $377 million appeal launched for Mali as malnutrition fears grow

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    Children make up half of the country’s population and are highly vulnerable, particularly in the south. Credit: UN Photo/Marco Dormino Malnutrition and food insecurity threaten 1.5 million people in Mali and $377 million must be found to help them in 2015, the UN said Friday. Launching the appeal in Geneva, UN humanitarian coordinating agency OCHA said that people in the African nation face a series of life-threatening challenges. Chief among these is malnutrition, with an estimated 2.6million people expected to face food insecurity this year. Daniel Johnson has more. Of the 1.5 million…
  • Malawi food damage hampers bid to beat cholera

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
    Flooding in Malawi. Photo: UN Malawi A cholera outbreak in Malawi has sparked an alert from UNICEF amid fears that it could become as serious as in neighbouring Mozambique. Efforts to contain the disease, which can kill in a matter of hours, have been hampered by the aftermath of January's flooding in the landlocked south African country. Daniel Johnson has the details. Flood damage is hampering efforts to contain a deadly cholera outbreak in Malawi where authorities are "overwhelmed", UNICEF said Friday. The UN children's agency announcement comes after the landlocked country recovers from…
  • Fish-drying technology boosts livelihoods in Ivorian towns

    Ana Carmo
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Women in Abobodoumé, Côte d'Ivoire, huddle around the FAO-Thiaroye Processing Technique (FTT-Thiaroye) to smoke fish. Photo: FAO A new fish-drying technology pioneered in West African fishing villages by the Food and Agriculture Agency, (FAO) is helping to improve health and boost livelihoods. Smoked fish is a vital source of food and income for many African coastal communities. In the small the fishing village of Abobodoumé, in Côte d'Ivoire, most of the locally caught fish is consumed in the smoked form, but traditional smoking methods have needed updating. Yvette Diei Ouadi is a…
  • Most Palestinians in Gaza have "no hope for the future"

    Ana Carmo
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Palestinian children weep at the funeral for their loved ones in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Photo: UNICEF/El Baba (file) Most of the 1.8 million residents of Gaza have no hope for the future according to the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF. Children have been left deeply affected by the violence of a 50-day conflict that started last July between Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups. The fighting killed 539 children and injured almost 3000, leaving many struggling with life-long disabilities and psychological trauma. Stephanie Coutrix reports. Duration: 2’19″
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  • Security in Northeast Asia

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Security in Northeast Asia NEW YORK, February 25, 2014 - Victor Cha, Evans J.R. Revere, and Hitoshi Tanaka discuss whether and how Japan, South Korea, and the United States might be able to cooperate more successfully on crucial northeast Asian regional issues in light of historical grievances and territorial disputes. Barbara Demick moderates the conversation. (1 hr., 20 min.) Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:00:00 -0800 Location: New York, NY, , Asia Society Program and discussion:
  • Headline Interview: Dan Richard of CA High-Speed Rail

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Headline Interview: Dan Richard of CA High-Speed Rail Dan Richard, Chair, California High-Speed Rail AuthorityInterviewer: James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:25:00 -0800 Location: Sacramento, CA, Hyatt Regency Sacramento, Program and discussion:
  • Panel Discussion

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Panel Discussion Peter Haas, Education Director, Mineta Transportation Institute; Professor San Jose State UniversityJulian Potter, Chief Administration and Policy Officer San Francisco International AirportEllen Smith, Manager, Strategic Planning Bay Area Rapid TransitModerator: Melanie Curry, California Reporter Streetsblog Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:55:00 -0800 Location: Sacramento, CA, Hyatt Regency Sacramento, Program and discussion:
  • Interview: Carlos Monje from U.S. Dept. of Transportation

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Interview: Carlos Monje from U.S. Dept. of Transportation Carlos Monje, Jr., Counselor to the Secretary U.S. Department of TransportationModerator: James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:35:00 -0800 Location: Sacramento, CA, Hyatt Regency Sacramento, Program and discussion:
  • Cafe Conversation

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Cafe Conversation Rusty Bailey, Mayor, City of Riverside, CaliforniaMike McCoy, Executive Director, California Strategic Growth CouncilR. Sean Randolph, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bay Area Council Economic InstituteModerator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:10:00 -0800 Location: Sacramento, CA, Hyatt Regency Sacramento, Program and discussion:
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    The Week

  • For those who have everything: An $800 mini leather basketball hoop

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Step up your office hoops game with the Killspencer Indoor Mini Basketball Kit ($795). Created by designer Spencer Nikosey, who specializes in luxury leather backpacks and duffel bags, the basic set includes a matte-black, solid maple backboard and a supple black leather net. Each 2-foot-tall backboard mounts to a wall with a cleat assembly system. A miniature rubber basketball is included, but you can buy a black leather mini basketball for $300. An upgrade to the 24-karat, gold-plated rim with gold-foil skirt costs $200.
  • Missouri gubernatorial candidate dead from 'apparent suicide' after alleging anti-Semetic 'whisper campaign'

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:58 am
    On Thursday, minutes after setting up a meeting with reporters from The Associated Press and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich fatally shot himself in what police are calling an "apparent suicide." Schweich, 54, had recently announced his campaign for the Republican Party's gubernatorial nomination, and he told the AP reporter that he planned to go public Thursday afternoon with allegations that the chairman of the Missouri Republican Party had started an anti-Semetic "whisper campaign" to sink his campaign. Tom Schweich, Republican candidate for Missouri governor,…
  • U.S. seizes Picasso stolen from Paris museum

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    U.S. authorities seized a stolen Picasso painting at the Port of Newark, and it will be returned to its home at France's National Museum. U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch filed papers to forfeit the cubist painting, "La Coiffeuse," which was taken from a storage unit at the Centre Georges Pompidou in 2001. The painting was shipped to the U.S. via Federal Express from Belgium in December, and it was on its way to a climate-controlled storage facility in Queens. The original shipment had described its contents as a $37 "art craft." "A lost painting has been found," Lynch said in a statement. The…
  • Ring in International Polar Bear Day with these "d'aw"-inducing photos

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:42 am
    International Polar Bear Day has a more serious objective than "Hey, look at these cute creatures!" Popularized by Polar Bears International, the 10-year-old holiday aims to raise awareness about the dangers to polar bears' survival caused by Arctic warming. You can read more about those initiatives here, but remember: Polar bears are cute creatures, so don't feel bad about taking a second to enjoy the photos, below, too. —Sarah Eberspacher White Island, Canada. | (Paul Souders/Corbis) Tierpark Hellabrunn, Munich, Germany. | (REUTERS/Michael Dalder) Brookfield Zoo, Illinois. | (Scott…
  • Harrison Ford will star in Blade Runner 2

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:28 am
    Harrison Ford just can't escape his past. Seven years after playing an older Indiana Jones in The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull — and less than a year away from his performance as an older Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII — Ford is set to reprise the role of Rick Deckard in a sequel to 1982's Blade Runner. The Blade Runner sequel, which takes place "several decades" after the original, will be directed by Denis Villeneuve, best known for Prisoners and Enemy. Ridley Scott, who directed Blade Runner, will produce.
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    More Intelligent Life


    26 Feb 2015 | 2:29 am
    Applied Fashion: trends may ebb and trends may flow. Rebecca Willis stands back from the tides of change to take the long view From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, March/April 2015 AT FIRST GLANCE, fashion and oceanography don’t have much in common. But I’ve realised that, as a way of explaining what we wear, there are some instructive parallels. The phrase “current fashion” is what alerted me: two words so conjoined that they have almost become one. It’s fitting that the relentlessly shifting business of fashion should be permanently hitched to an adjective meaning “running,…

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    Cartophilia: a student and adventurer spent decades creating the first map of the rocks that underpin Iceland. The geologist John Maclennan retraces his steps From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, March/April 2015 Ash and art helped to craft the first detailed map of all Iceland. The explosive eruption of the Askja volcano in 1875 drew scientific thrill-seekers to explore the new crater. Among them was Thorvaldur Thoroddsen, an Icelandic student in Copenhagen, who acted as a guide for a Danish expedition. He found the maps of the interior imaginative but inadequate, and resolved to complete a…

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    The Big Question: are you happiest burning the midnight oil, or stealing a march on the world by rising at dawn? Or are the in-between moments the best of all? Ali Smith, Elif Shafak and five other writers give us a good time From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 MARK VANHOENACKER The small hours I like to fly at night, which means I like long-haul flying. Many of the north-south routes I pilot from Londonto São Paulo, Cape Town, Johannesburgare night journeys in both directions. In the long middle miles lie inky volumes of the Atlantic that I have only ever seen under dark…

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:14 am
    What does it take to play Professor Stephen Hawking? Grit, empathy, attention to detail and the ability to shut down facial muscles one by one. Clemency Burton-Hill follows Redmayne through a process that earned him an Oscar From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 September 2013. A young man lies in a Cambridge hotel room, wide awake. Dawn slips through the curtains as the clock ticks on. All through the night he has been watching that clock. As it reaches 4am, he is tempted to turn to the packet of sleeping pills in his washbag. In an hour’s time, a car will take him to a…

    19 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    Visual CV: she was a late starter, but now she's an Oscar-winner for her agonising portrayal of a woman with early-onset Alzheimer's. Nicholas Barber picks her best performances From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, March/April 2015 1993 SHORT CUTS Marian WymanWell, that’s one way to get noticed. Julianne Moore was born in 1960, as Julie Smith, but her big break didn’t come until Robert Altman cast her in “Short Cuts”. And even then, her dreamy painter didn’t stand out from the starry crowd for over two and a quarter hours. Then came that speech: a furious confession, delivered while…
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    CBS Radio News
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson joins Bob Schieffer on CBS's "Face The Nation" to talk about the threat of extremism here in the United States, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, discusses his disappointment with America's lack of response to the Ukraine crisis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls President Obama's executive action on immigration "unconstitutional." Plus, a roundtable with Farah Pandith, Danielle Pletka, Hon. Michele Flournoy, and the Washington Post's David Ignatius on how the U.S. plans to combat terror threats.

    CBS Radio News
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Today on Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer talks with CBS News Correspondent Charlie D'Agata in London on the shootings in Copenhagen. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) detail the latest effort to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Plus, a panel discusses the progress of civil rights in America during the last fifty years.

    CBS Radio News
    8 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week on Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer is joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief of infectious disease at the NIH, and CBS's Dr. Jon LaPook on the measles outbreak. He also speaks with Tom Donilon, President Obama's former National Security Advisor, along with CBS News senior security contributor Michael Morell, who served as deputy director of the CIA, on fighting ISIS.

    CBS Radio News
    1 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week on Face the Nation, host Norah O'Donnell is joined by South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham to talk about his political future, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin on the global fight against terrorism and former Secretary of State James Barker on ISIS. Also, CBS News Correspondent Jan Crawford with a Super Bowl preview.

    CBS Radio News
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week on Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer is joined by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on the collapse of Yemen's government and the controversy over Speaker John Boehner's invitation to Israeli prime minister Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress. Schieffer also speaks with Senator Dianne Feinstein on how the U.S. should approach tensions in the Middle East.
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  • Photonews: Anti-Buhari Protest In London

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:20 am
  • Article: The Upcoming General Elections And Nigeria’s Date With History

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:11 am
    By Jaye Gaskia As the forced rescheduled dates for the 2015 general elections rapidly approaches, the ominous clouds that have been gathering over our national existence have continue to thicken and darken potentially threatening a deluge of biblical proportions. The gladiators in the ensuing contestation have continued to dig deeper into their trenches, while more or less blindly
  • News Release: “Botswana Hunting Ban is Interrupting Our Lives and Culture”

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:59 am
     Jumanda Gakelebone Representative of the Right Livelihood Award recipient, the First People of the Kalahari, Jumanda Gakelebone, is traveling from Botswana to South Africa to participate in a symposium on wildlife crime inMuldersdrift from February 26 to 28. The symposium is organized by, among others, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and aims to evaluate
  • Article: Questions VP Namadi Sambo Must Answer

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
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  • News Release: Afreximbank Helps African Exporters Compete With Global Players

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 <![endif]--> Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, Minister of Industry, Trade and Small and Medium Enterprises of Egypt, addresses the forum as Afreximbank President Jean-Louis
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  • Rocker Gary Glitter Jailed For 16 Years For Child Sex Abuse

    Krishnadev Calamur
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:23 am
    Rocker Gary Glitter, best known for the stadium rock anthem "Rock & Roll (Part 2)," was sentenced to 16 years in prison for sex offenses during the 1970s and '80s against three girls between the ages of 8 and 13.Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was sentenced today for attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under 13, the BBC reports. A jury found the 70-year-old guilty of the charges on Feb.
  • After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel

    Ari Shapiro
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    A map of the northern Iraqi city of Erbil looks like a dart board: circles, radiating outward from a central core. The bull's eye sits high on a hill, crowned by ancient walls.The Erbil Citadel has stood here for at least 6,000 years. It's one of the oldest — and possibly the oldest — continuously inhabited site on earth.The stories coming from this region these days are primarily ones of destruction and war. But here, in the Citadel, there's a different narrative, that of a plan to rebuild, restore and revitalize this ancient site.For now, there's no commerce here.
  • 9 People Found Dead In Southern Missouri

    Bill Chappell
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:15 am
    Police say a gunman is among nine people found dead in south-central Missouri, following a series of shootings in multiple locations Thursday night. The man was 36; police say he died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.The attacks happened in Texas County, and the gunman's body was found in nearby Shannon County. Police say an elderly woman whose body was found in a residence seems to have died from natural causes. Seven other people died of gunshot wounds; one person who was wounded is in the hospital."In our job, we see a lot of bad stuff, and this is bad," Sgt.
  • It Kills Germs For Up To Six Hours. Can It Wipe Out Ebola?

    Emily Sohn
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    Clean hands go a long way toward preventing the spread of many illnesses, including Ebola. But finding the right hand-wash to impede deadly germs is tricky.A squirt of alcohol-based sanitizer like Purell kills or denatures many microbes on contact. In the case of bacteria, essentially poking holes in their cell membranes, causing them to shrivel up like water balloons. For viruses, the mechanism is not well understood. But alcohol evaporates after 15 seconds, allowing for rapid recontamination.
  • Bangladeshi-American Blogger Hacked To Death In Dhaka

    Krishnadev Calamur
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    A Bangladeshi-American blogger, whose writings denounced fundamentalist thought and earned him death threats from Islamist groups, was hacked to death by two attackers in Dhaka. Avijit Roy's wife, Rafida Ahmed, who was with him during the attack late Thursday, was severely wounded.Roy and Ahmed, Bangladesh-born U.S. citizens, were returning from a book fair when they were attacked on a crowded sidewalk in the Bangladeshi capital.
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  • The Women In Technology International (WITI) Summit

    Lucy Catten
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:38 am
    31 May 2015 - 5:30pm2 June 2015 - 6:00pm San Jose, California Get involved! The Women In Technology International (WITI) Summit, May 31-June 2, is the annual gathering of tech-savvy women, held in the heart of Silicon Valley. Executive women, entrepreneurs, and technology thought leaders from around the world converge to collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges; explore new business opportunities that underscore how technology is powering change; and build and expand strong connections in a welcoming networking environment of women committed to helping each other…
  • Where Does Your University Rank On The Alumni Rich List?

    Guest Author
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    New research by Emolument Alumni reveals London Business School leads Oxford and Cambridge in list of top earning more
  • Where Does Your University Rank On The Alumni Rich List?

    Guest Author
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    New research by Emolument Alumni reveals London Business School leads Oxford and Cambridge in list of top earning more
  • Employment Law - What To Expect In 2015

    Guest Author
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    With 2015 well underway, an important year in the political calendar, employers are sure to be turning their mind to preparing for any changes set to come in over the next few months. It's clear, if last year is anything to go by, employment law will not remain the same for very long and so there are a number of things that employers should be thinking about as they ring in the New Year.  read more
  • Startup Diaries: Strength, Courage and Fear.

    Guest Author
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Sheila Hall Blagg talks to The Next Women about the launch of her business, more
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  • How to stop Ubuntu from sending your desktop searches to online retailers

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    When you install Ubuntu the Unity desktop will send your searches over the web by default, showing you products you can purchase from Amazon and other retailers, including eBay. Oh, you searched for Firefox? Did you mean you wanted to purchase a Mountain Equipment Men’s Firefox Jacket from Amazon? No thanks, Ubuntu—I just wanted to launch Firefox. This is an obnoxious and privacy-concerning feature, and Canonical has been raked over the coals for it by the EFF. They’ll finally be dropping it in the next version of Unity, Unity 8. But Unity 8 needs a lot of work and won’t arrive on…
  • Swiss luxury watch makers reveal the horological smartwatch, a direct response to gadgety wearable crap

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:24 am
    The Apple Watch may emerge in a cloud of narcotic pixie dust on March 9, but the Swiss watch industry has some fancy new tricks of its own. At a chi-chi Thursday launch event, a trio of unbearably urbane manufacturers revealed MMT (Manufacture Modules Technologies), a platform that will power what the Swiss call “horological smartwatches”—beautiful, analog-display timepieces loaded with the same activity-tracking features offered by the Jawbone UP.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • PSA: House of Cards season 3 is here

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:14 am
    Netflix's flagship original series House of Cards is back for a third season, dropping into an escalating war over original content.As with previous seasons, all 13 episodes of House of Cards season 3 are available for streaming immediately. The show centers politician Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) as he tries to scheme his way from Congress to the presidency.At 39 episodes total, the political thriller currently stands as Netflix's largest original series. It's also arguably the most successful, having won four Emmy awards and two Golden Globes over its first two years. Netflix doesn't…
  • How to enable Chrome's clutter-free experimental reading mode

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Other browsers have had it for years, but Chrome is finally adding a “Reader mode” that strips down an online article to its most essential parts—images and text—to make it easier to read. The new feature, dubbed Distill, is currently a work in progress but is still worth trying out for full-time Chrome users.Here’s how I enabled the Distill feature in Windows 8.1.First, you’ll need to have Chrome pinned to your taskbar—a desktop shortcut would also work. If you haven’t pinned Chrome to your taskbar open Chrome, right-click the program’s icon and select “Pin this program…
  • Uh-oh: EFF researchers discover signs of Superfish-style attacks in the wild

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:37 am
    Researchers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) yesterday said that they had found evidence that implies attackers have exploited a security vulnerability in the Superfish adware and a slew of other programs.Superfish, a company that markets a visual search product, made the news last week when Lenovo was found to have pre-loaded the program on its consumer-grade PCs during a four-month span late last year. Lenovo has acknowledged that Superfish poses a security threat to customers, and has released a tool to eradicate the software.To read this article in full or to leave a comment,…
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  • Italian designer sparks controversy with models in blackface

    Chris Witherspoon
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    Up and coming Italian fashion designer Claudio Cutugno is receiving backlash today after having his models walk the runway in blackface during Milan Fashion Week. Tuesday, the designer decided to take things to a whole other level, having his models walk in sparkly blackface makeup as part of his all-black themed show. Cutugno has yet to address the backlash, but according to the E! News, his collection was inspired by the artist Emilio Isgròwho regularly uses bees in his work. Supposedly, the sparkly blackface is supposed to look like bees are swarming on the models’ faces. Some folks…
  • Husband, 108, wife, 105, celebrate 82 years of marriage

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:27 am
    Duranord and Jeanne Veillard have been married for 82 years now. Now that’s love. On Saturday, Duranord will celebrate his 108th birthday, while his wife will turn 105 in May. Duranord was born in 1907 to a fisherman in southern Haiti. He grew up in Port-au-Prince, where he studied law, and married Jeanne in November 1932, the same month Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected. They raised five children together. In 1968, Duranord lost his job, and he and his wife moved to the United States after being awarded a visa to visit. He began work as a lab technician at the Good Samaritan…
  • Earl Lloyd, NBA’s first black player, dead at 86

    Associated Press
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:55 am
    Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd’s alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games. “The State family mourns the loss of a fellow Yellow Jacket and trailblazer who was a true champion both on and off of the basketball court,” West Virginia State President Brian Hemphill said in a statement. “When Earl stepped out on the court on that…
  • Myrlie Evers and Sybrina Fulton discuss a common struggle on Trayvon anniversary

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:47 am
    Today marks the third anniversary of the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Some have said Martin’s death has set off a “new generation” of black activism, calling for more accountability from police, increased political engagement in communities of color and overall recognition of black lives. Recently, Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton met up with Myrlie Evers-Williams for a special video interview series for and CNN.  In 1963, Evers’ husband Medgar was fatally shot in the driveway of his home. His death ultimately served as a…
  • Lee Daniels: Mo’Nique got her self blackballed in Hollywood with ‘reverse racism’

    Chris Witherspoon
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:13 am
    Lee Daniels sat down with CNN’s Don Lemon Wednesday night to discuss the overwhelming success of his new TV series, Empire, and more. Daniels also opened up about Oscar winner Mo’Nique, who made headlines recently for saying Daniels told her she was “blackballed” in Hollywood. Bottom line, Daniels says Mo’Nique made outrageous demands to the film studio and “didn’t play the game” “She was making unreasonable demands, and she wasn’t thinking — this was when reverse racism was happening, I think,” He said. “You have to thank the…
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  • - Concealed Carry License

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Concealed Carry License PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 KEYWORDS: concealed, carry, weapon, license, permit, regulation, colorado, state, republican, gun, rights Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Seventh Century Selfie

    18 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Seventh Century Selfie PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 KEYWORDS: seventh, twenty-first, century, isis, terrorism, isil, islamic, jihadist, selfie, stick, iraq, syria, libya Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - NIMBY

    11 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: NIMBY PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 KEYWORDS: NIMBY, fracking, fluid, solar, wind, energy, alternative, source, power, front, range, colorado, oil, gas, industry Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Vaccination

    4 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Vaccination PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 KEYWORDS: vaccine, measles, MMR, Disneyland, vaccination, free, parents, government, mandate, choose, autism Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Stolen Vehicle

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Stolen Vehicle PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 KEYWORDS: police, shooting, denver, stolen, vehicle, teen, teenage, girl, violence, overreaction Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Wildfire Today

  • Alaska Governor cuts Wildland Fire Academy and 16 jobs in DNR

    Bill Gabbert
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Funny River Fire, Landsat, true color, 1:13 p.m. local time, May 20, 2014. The red line is the fire perimeter at 12:29 a.m. on May 29, 2014. The clouds are pyrocumulus, created by the fire. Nine months after the Funny River Fire burned more than 195,000 acres south of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, the state Department of Natural Resources has eliminated the Wildland Fire Academy as well as 16 jobs within the agency after budget cuts by Governor Bill Walker. Below are excerpts from an article in the Juneau Empire: With the devastating, weeks-long Funny River Fire just months…
  • Legislation introduced to improve wildfire disaster relief

    Bill Gabbert
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Mitigation of hazardous trees in the Eiler Fire 40 miles east of Redding, California, August 6, 2014. Photo by Bill Gabbert. A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives which would improve the federal assistance available to landowners affected by a wildfire, and ensure that they have access to the same resources as victims of other natural disasters. House Bill 1009, “To authorize the Federal Emergency Management Agency to award mitigation financial assistance in certain areas affected by wildfires”, was introduced by Representative Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA) and…
  • Report: wildfires pose risk to nearly 900,000 homes in the western U.S.

    Bill Gabbert
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    Homes were threatened by the Whoopup Fire east of Newcastle, Wyoming, July 18, 2011. Photo by Bill Gabbert. From CoreLogic: Nearly 900,000 single-family homes across 13 states in the western U.S. are currently designated at “High” or “Very High” risk for wildfire damage, representing a combined total reconstruction value estimated at more than $237 billion. Of the total homes identified, just over 192,000 homes fall into the “Very High Risk” category alone, with total reconstruction cost valued at more than $49.6 billion. The CoreLogic Wildfire Risk…
  • Moderate to exceptional drought covers 31% of United States

    Bill Gabbert
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    The February 24 Drought Monitor shows moderate to exceptional drought covering 32.1% of the contiguous United States.
  • Stephens Fire, east of Weed, California

    Bill Gabbert
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Stephens Fire, February 24, 2014. USFS photo. (Updated at 4:35 p.m. PT, February 26, 2015) The U.S. Forest Service Wednesday night on Twitter said the Stephens Fire had grown by 50 acres, to 250 acres. The fire is 17 miles east of Weed, California. The Incident Commander has estimated that the 100 personnel on scene will have a fireline around it, meaning the fire is contained, by February 28, which is a revision from Wednesday’s estimate of March 2. (Originally published at 3:41 p.m. PT, February 25, 2015) The Stephens Fire has burned about 200 acres in northern California, 17…
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Being Mortal

    9 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Renowned writer and surgeon Atul Gawande explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life.
  • Putin's Way

    12 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin’s reign in Russia.
  • Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA

    5 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates the politics and the power of the NRA.
  • 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...
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • First Baylor Scott & White Health Sign on Medical Facility Lights Up Temple

    Deontrea Jones
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:52 am
    McLane Children’s Specialty Clinic becomes first to display name and logo The McLane Children’s Specialty Clinic celebrated its one year anniversary and became the first medical facility in Temple to display the Baylor Scott & White Health name and logo. “When this clinic opened a year ago, the goal was to improve the coordination of […] The post First Baylor Scott & White Health Sign on Medical Facility Lights Up Temple appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Open Heart Surgery Alternative Heart Procedure Making Difference for Patients

    Deontrea Jones
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
    For about three years, an alternative to open heart surgery called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been helping patients with severe aortic stenosis achieve a better quality of life. Since May 2012, Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple has performed 103 TAVR procedures. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the therapy, which […] The post Open Heart Surgery Alternative Heart Procedure Making Difference for Patients appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White Health Plan Announces New Appointments to Leadership Team

    Katherine Voss
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Scott & White Health Plan (SWHP) today announced the appointment of two former Blue Cross Blue Shield executives to its leadership team. Linza Jones will be the plan’s chief sales officer and Kenneth Phenow, MD, will be chief medical officer.  Jones will lead the company’s statewide sales organization for group, individual and Medicare health insurance. […] The post Scott & White Health Plan Announces New Appointments to Leadership Team appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Community Donors Honored At Blood Donor Appreciation Banquet

    Deontrea Jones
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Central Texans helping save lives through blood donations Baylor Scott & White Health officials honored more than 400 individual blood donors and several community blood drives at its Annual Blood Donor Appreciation Banquet on January 29 at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center. “Community blood drives account for half of our blood supply,” […] The post Community Donors Honored At Blood Donor Appreciation Banquet appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
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    Mike Rivero
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Anyone who is awake can see that the Globalists are actively dismantling the government of the United States so their totalitarian New World Order, headed by the Beast/Antichrist, can rise. They know they must subdue the American people because we won't give up our freedoms without a fight, but every time they pull a false-flag attack to persuade us to give up our weapons, it backfires. Much to their consternation, we stubbornly run out and buy more guns and ammo.
  • Equal Pay Activist Virginia Trioli Earns $85,000 More Than Male Co-Host

    Mike Rivero
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    I indicated last time that Trioli earned some $235,000 according to leaked documents in late 2013. What I left for this piece, however, is the fact that Rowland, her co-host, earned over $84,000 less than Trioli. There is presently nothing to indicate that the gap has been plugged. Both still host the same morning news program.

    Mike Rivero
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:44 am
    News travels fast. Yesterday, Banksy published video and photos from a recent trip to Gaza on their Instagram account and set the internet ablaze. The New York Times published a statement from the artist: “I don’t want to take sides. But when you see entire suburban neighborhoods reduced to rubble with no hope of a future — what you’re really looking at is a vast outdoor recruitment center for terrorists. And we should probably address this for all our sakes.”

    Mike Rivero
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    An oldie but a goodie …. and TIMELY! … Just replace the word Mississippi with Palestine when you listen to it.

    Mike Rivero
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    Interesting to note that Israeli law forbids me to post a swastika on this Blogsite, but the zionists themselves are allowed to do it.
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    Civil Rights & Wrongs

  • California Bans State Judges From Joining Boy Scouts

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

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

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

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

    Eric G. Young
    21 Mar 2011 | 10:05 pm
    Another milestone was reached here at CRW this month.  The blog now has in excess of 20,000 unique page views.  I am so thankful to all of you who took time from your busy schedules to check out my blog.  … Continue reading →
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Workshops are Beautiful? Learn our dataviz process

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    Fancy learning to be a data-viz ninja? I’m planning my first ever public workshops. After two books, 567 graphics and a quillion mistakes, I figure I know enough now to share the goodness. Maybe you’d like to join me? What’s it entail? This new workshop format has been developed over a few years of private events. It’s honed to a tight, fun and creative transmission of the method I use to create data and information visualisations. It covers: » concepting and the generation of good, interesting ideas » researching and curating juicy data » executing and selecting…
  • What is Meditation / Mindfulness good for?

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Big buzz about the ancient practices of meditation and mindfulness. Now cited to improve everything from stress & depression to binge-eating and appreciation of music. What does the science say about their effectiveness? See the results of 75+ studies and meta-studies visualised in one spacious diagram. Compare with the utility of meditation as charted by ancient Eastern thought. And have that difference between meditation and mindfulness cleared up once and for all. » See the graphic » Review the data: This is part of a larger graphic on the subject…
  • We’re hiring interns

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:19 am
    Exciting year ahead for Information is Beautiful. So we’re on the lookout for a Data Research Intern who’s inquisitive, quick and handy with a spreadsheet. It’s an initial two week paid posting with mucho future work potential for the right candidate. If your ambition is to break into data-journalism and visualisation, this would be a good step. Wanna apply or see more details? See the full ad (deadline Mon Feb 9 2015)
  • Cause Célèbre – Gender Split behind Celebrity Charity Work

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:17 am
    At this time of giving and reflection, we wondered what might influence the choice of causes we support. Here, using celebrities as a proxy, we explore the potential effect of gender on charitable donations. Data: Part of the Knowledge is Beautiful project Find out more.
  • Your holiday drinks sorted: 78 delicious cocktail recipes, 1 glorious viz

    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: » See more of our visualizations » Check…
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    IndiaVision News and Information

  • NDA hits out at Nitish, Cong says Manjhi quit as BJP panicked

    20 Feb 2015 | 3:36 am
    NDA today accused JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar of “sacrificing” a Mahadalit while Congress saw BJP’s “panic” behind Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s resignation hours before a trust vote in Assembly and said it will pay the price for its “conspiracy” in Bihar elections. “Nitish Kumar will have to answer the people of Bihar and convince them on why he made Manjhi the Chief Minister eight months back. “Kumar keeps on playing such games for his political opportunism. People of Bihar are seeing all this. He has no principles. He keeps on…
  • Low water, power tariff very soon, free Wi-Fi likely by year-end: CM Kejriwal

    20 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government will very soon make an announcement on reducing water and electricity tariff while free Wi-Fi may be activated by year-end. “People are expecting a lot on water, power and Wi-Fi. We have prepared a blue print on water and power. Hopefully, we will make an announcement on reducing the tariff very soon,” he said. The Delhi Chief Minister, who took oath on February 14, said work on anti-corruption helpline is in progress.On free Wi-Fi in the national capital, Kejriwal said, “Wi-Fi will take some time.
  • Badlapur review: Varun Dhawan wins everyone over in 2015’s first great movie

    20 Feb 2015 | 3:21 am
    There were plenty of factors riding against Badlapur. Director Sriram Raghavan was coming from the failure of Agent Vinod. Varun Dhawan, the star of over-the-top romantic comedies, was headlining a dark thriller. Ek Villain, another film with a similar premise of vengeance, had been released last year, made money and gone. That budget was super tight and in Bollywood, only movies that cost a lot of money make a lot of money. Much like the protagonist of this film, Badlapur renders a brutal wallop to everything going against it, and emerges as the first truly great movie of the year. Dhawan…
  • Messi challenges Ronaldo in race for Spain’s top scorer

    20 Feb 2015 | 2:57 am
    After finding his scoring touch in Germany, Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to renew his scintillating duel with Lionel Messi in the Spanish league. Ronaldo ended a rare three-game slump without a goal to help Real Madrid win 2-0 at Schalke in the Champions League. “It is clear that Cristiano Ronaldo lives to score goals,” Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said. “It’s never a problem for us when he doesn’t score for a couple of games. But he, of course, minds. I believe we are back on the right track.” Madrid leads Barcelona by one point in the league before visiting a modest Elche side on…
  • Tiger Woods will not play Honda Classic

    20 Feb 2015 | 2:56 am
    Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will not play next weeks’ Honda Classic after he announced an indefinite leave from the PGA Tour. Woods said last week he would leave the tour indefinitely because his game was not acceptable for tournament golf and that he would not play again until he felt like, reported Xinhua. Woods has played only two tournaments this year. He shot the worst round of his professional career in January, an 11-over-par 82 in the second round of the Phoenix Open. The following week at Torrey Pines, he withdrew after 11 holes because of tightness in his back. Woods is No.
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  • Drunken Rum Bahamas Festival Takes Place in Lent in a Christian Nation While the Moral Watchdogs, The Christian Council, Remains Quiet

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:41 am
    Drunk woman on car. Nassau, Bahamas — Festival Rum Bahamas starts today at the beginning of holiest season of the Christian Calendar – Lent – but the Christian Council says nothing. In a matter of hours, the drunken and promiscuous behavior will start, first by the Greek organizers then secondly their patrons after the liquor starts flowing. BP warned the Christian Council but its members sat idly by and rapped on the Bahamas Government saying the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival will bring, incest and rape. What will drunken behavior bring? Firstly its the season of Lent. Does the…
  • Loretta tells her story to the OAS how women in politics in the Bahamas are marginalized!

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:17 pm
    FNMs sacked Butler-Turner and ousted her as Deputy Leader of the organization! Loretta Butler-Turner at OAS meeting on Political Violence against women. She suffered Political Violence in the FNM last November when they rejected her as leader! FNMs could lose the women vote in the next General Elections…. Nassau, Bahamas — The OAS held a roundtable discussion on “Political Violence Against Women: A Hemispheric Challenge,” as part of the activities commemorating Women’s Day of the Americas, held on February 18, and International Women’s Day, on March 8. And…
  • Prime Minister Christie takes centre stage as CARICOM opens in the Bahamas!

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Prime Minister Christie welcomes regional leaders to the Bahamas! Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie at the opening of CARICOM. Nassau, Bahamas – The Caribbean has ‘extensive’ intellectual, cultural and sporting heritage that should be further developed Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas the Right Hon. Perry G. Christie, who is Chairman of CARICOM, observed at the Opening Ceremonies of the 26th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Prime Minister Christie said Caribbean youth development and…
  • Police wants this man in connection with Attempted Murder!

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Want on the loose is armed and dangerous! Nassau, Bahamas – Detectives tell us they want this man, 29-year-old Duran Johnson AKA Devon Johnson, last known address being Balls Alley. Johnson is wanted in connection with attempted murder of a victim. He is dark skinned, 5’7″ and is of medium build. In case he decides to bleach, a scar just under the eye identifies him. Residents are asked to report him to police if he is spotted anywhere. You can call 502-9991 or 502-9992. Your identity will be protected. Family and/or friends hiding the suspect must know that if all hell…
  • Thief caught trying to steal gas tank – BP IS LIVE!

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Caught Stealing the gas tank! Man caught stealing gas tank. Nassau, Bahamas – This thief was not so lucky in the Cowpen Road area last night as he attempted to steal a gas tank from a resident in the area. Neigbbours in the area saw the thief attempting to pull away a tank of gas just when the owners drove up on the scene while in their yard. What in da hell is this? A near bloody encounter followed, and well, yinner know what happened to the thief. What does this teach criminals in the future? Ask first if you can borrow the tank next time. We report yinner decide! PS: Bahamas Press…
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    The New Yorker: Everything

  • The Long Shadow of “Two Paths for the Novel”

    David Haglund
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:02 am
    Sometimes a critic writes something about an artist that so lodges in a reader’s mind that it follows the artist around, even as the artist in question goes on to create new and perhaps very different things. Zadie Smith’s “Two Paths for the Novel” did this for not one but two writers, so that, even now, six and a half years after the piece appeared, it still pops up in reviews of new books by Tom McCarthy and Joseph O’Neill. See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Fiction Podcast: Joseph O’Neill Reads Muriel SparkBooks Pick: Space ProbeBrieflier Noted: Brilliant and…
  • Of Rats, Gerbils, and Men

    Elizabeth Kolbert
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The black rat—also known as the ship rat, the roof rat, and the house rat—is actually gray. It has large ears and a tail that’s longer than its body. The black rat (Rattus rattus) probably evolved in tropical Asia, and then was spread around the world by humans—first by the Romans and later by European colonists. According to Juliet Clutton-Brock, the author of “A Natural History of Domesticated Mammals,” it has been blamed for causing “a greater number of deaths in the human species than any natural catastrophe or war.” But perhaps the rat has gotten a bad rap? See the rest…
  • Spring Preview

    Michael Schulman
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Broadway is an old dog, slow to learn new tricks. But every now and then it aces one of its old tricks. The audiences who flocked to Lincoln Center’s 2008 revival of “South Pacific” won’t soon forget its thrilling first moments: the lights dimmed, the opening strains of “Bali Ha’i” filled the Vivian Beaumont, and a moving platform revealed a sumptuous thirty-piece orchestra. For theatregoers accustomed to dinky offstage bands, it was an anachronistic marvel, instantly evoking Broadway’s golden age. Lincoln Center Theatre is clearly trying to re-create the magic with “The…
  • Spring Preview

    John Donohue
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    It’s not just hope that springs eternal—it’s youth itself. On March 26, the twenty-nine-year-old piano-playing crooner Tobias Jesso, Jr., makes his local début, with a show at the Mercury Lounge (followed the next night by an appearance at Baby’s All Right, in Brooklyn), performing the attenuated and piercingly sad ballads on his first album, “Goon,” which comes out on March 17. Molly Rankin is a twenty-seven-year-old singer with a beguiling, windswept voice (she was born into the Rankin family, a legendary folk group from Nova Scotia). She fronts the band Alvvays (pronounced…
  • Spring Preview

    Richard Brody
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Peter Bogdanovich, a master of screwball comedy and a connoisseur of classic movies, fuses these talents in “She’s Funny That Way” (May 1), a New York-centric satire, starring Imogen Poots as a former prostitute, now an actress, who auditions for a play directed by a former client (Owen Wilson). The film’s original title, “Squirrels to the Nuts,” is a line from Ernst Lubitsch’s 1946 comedy, “Cluny Brown,” and Bogdanovich puts it at the center of the action. Will Forte co-stars as the playwright, who falls for the actress; Jennifer Aniston plays a therapist with an…
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • Karelian news service begins at Yle

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    A new and long-awaited news service in the Karelian language began its broadcasts on Friday, February 27. The new service, Yle uudizet karjalakse, also offers online news stories.The Karelian news is translated and broadcast by researcher Natalia Giloeva from the University of Eastern Finland. She says that even Finns for whom Karelian is not familiar ought to listen to the broadcasts."Finns can well follow the news in Karelian, as it is the closest language relative of Finnish and can be understood by Finnish speakers without much difficulty," Giloeva says.Giloeva also makes the…
  • Watch: PKN bringing punk, hope to New Music Competition finals

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:33 am
    Since their start, punk band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN) has seen little besides success.They're in the finals against eight other acts for the chance to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest, and the anticipation is running high.They got their start at Lyhty, a non-profit living and cultural center for adults with learning disabilities in Helsinki. With the centre's help, the band has released scores of recordings, toured Europe and played to audiences around the world.Guitarist and composer Pertti Kurikka writes the lyrics along with vocalist Kari Aalto. Toni Välitalo…
  • Niinistö to Swedish press: Russia wants to destabilize Ukraine

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:26 am
    Niinistö stated in the interview with Dagens Nyheter that the intention is clear: Russian President Vladimir Putin does not want Ukraine to become more tied to the West and the EU." say nothing of NATO," added President Niinistö.Niinistö stated, however, that he does not believe that Russia wants to expand its territory.He went on to say that in addition to the catastrophe in Ukraine, there is also a crisis underway in relations between Russia and the EU, and Russia and the West, that is constantly increasing in intensity."We should do everything we can so it does not…
  • Tallink orders fast LNG car-passenger ferry from Turku yard

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:37 am
    The new ferry will be about 212 metres in length with a gross tonnage of 49 000. The ship will operate on the route between Helsinki and Tallinn and is planned to carry 2800 passengers, cruising at a speed of 27 knots.The ship will use LNG as fuel and comply with the new, stricter regulations for emission control areas including the Baltic Sea.The project is expected to provide approximately 2000 work-years employment for the shipyard.
  • Declining readership for print media

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:09 am
    Fresh figures from national media research centre KMT, also known as MediaAuditFinland, indicate that readership for printed newspapers and magazines continues to decline. Readership of Finnish newspapers and their supplements has decreased by 3.3 percent, and for printed magazines by 1.8 percent based on the results of a poll conducted between the autumn of 2013 and spring of 2014. The readership figures reflect print editions and do not take into account digital versions of the same publications.Finland’s largest newspaper Helsingin Sanomat lost 42,000 readers, with spring 2015 figures…
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • Against self-criticism

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Self-criticism is integral to our sense of self. What does this unrelenting, unforgiving, internal nag want? Adam Philips hazards an answer… more
  • Afterlife

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:13 pm
    From Gilgamesh on, the afterlife has taken many guises. Our view is an incoherent projection of needs and impulses, irreconcilably at odds… more
  • Genderalizations

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Literary history is male-dominated. Literary journalism, too. But rest assured that editors are keenly aware of the problem… more
  • Novel as Protestant Art

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    The history of literature is not tidy, and the path of the modern novel is particularly long and improbable. Can its origins be traced to Protestantism?… more
  • Auden and politics

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:29 pm
    In the 1930s, Auden got involved in the Spanish Civil War. It didn’t go well, and he retreated to his poetry. Why? “Poetry makes nothing happen”… more
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    Samuel Scott

  • The Marketing Department of the Future

    Samuel Scott
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:47 am
    My latest essay is now on Moz: After leaving the porn website, I held various positions at global agencies before working now as a digital marketing and communications consultant. Today, based on the problems that I have seen and the fallacies that I have encountered, I wanted to propose a strategy to Mozzers on how marketing departments and agencies should structure themselves in light of the need to integrate traditional and Internet marketing today. Read the rest here! Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to subscribe to my rss feed and follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+!
  • How to Approach Owned and Earned Media

    Samuel Scott
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    My newest essay is up on Moz! We all know content is king, but if your content marketing plan consists of blindly publishing daily blog posts on your website or submitting countless bylined articles (i.e., guest posts) to random outlets, your king will turn into the court jester. Marketing must have a sound strategy behind it to be successful. To help the Moz community maximize the return on investment of their content, I want to share a strategy I used in my prior position as a senior director at a global agency, and continue to use as a digital marketing and communications consultant.
  • Online Marketing is No Longer a Bag of Tricks

    Samuel Scott
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:43 am
    Google was founded close to the height of the 1990s tech bubble. (See above.) By the time that the search engine became the top method to find things on the Internet, the United States was in a recession. Despite the Dow  Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)‘s rebound starting in 2003, the economy as a whole did not really recover — the stock market’s bull run was largely a result of low interest rates, increasing debt, and a housing bubble that had started to inflate. Most everyday citizens and smaller companies were still in tough shape. Then, the financial and housing crash in 2008 made…
  • How SEO Will Not Change in 2015

    Samuel Scott
    26 Dec 2014 | 3:50 am
    What is the difference between doing “SEO” and doing “marketing”? The answer lies partly in Moz cofounder Rand Fishkin’s recent webinar on Cracking the SEO Code for 2015 (see the full presentation) in which he addresses the following issues (and more): Website speed Quality content that is designed for human beings Domain-level metrics and brand-building Here, I wanted to elaborate on two other major points of Fishkin’s and explain how — in my opinion — the story is a little different. First, here’s the whole presentation: The Move Towards Topic Association In slides 11…
  • Is There Fraud in the Online Advertising Industry?

    Samuel Scott
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:43 am
    Bob Hoffman has called it “fraud” perpetrated by “criminals.” The retired founder, chairman, and CEO of Hoffman/Lewis Advertising — who now writes the Ad Contrarian blog and speaks at advertising conferences — had been referring to ongoing revelations in the digital advertising industry that a lot, if not most, of online advertising is a waste of money. In 2013: The Wall Street Journal found via comScore that 54% of online display ads were not seen by live human beings and that a lot of impressions are based on fake traffic AdWeek reported on a Solve Media Bot Traffic Market…
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    Bible Prophecy Blog

  • FCC Approves Sweeping Internet Regulation Plan, Obama Accused of Meddling
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:08 pm
    (FOX NEWS)—The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday adopted sweeping new regulations sought by President Obama for how Americans use and do business on the Internet, in a party-line vote that is sure to be challenged by the broadband industry.The commission, following a contentious... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • The World Hates Israel!
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:12 am
    Dr. Thomas Ice Pre-Trib Research Center One of the biggest stories of the last year or so has been the recognition within the public square that a new round of anti-Semitism is gaining momentum, seemingly all over the world. I have written in the past about the new anti-Semitism, which is the... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Is Off-Grid Living About to Become Mainstream?
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    (BLOOMBERG)—Tesla Motors Inc., best known for making the all-electric Model S sedan, is using its lithium-ion battery technology to position itself as a frontrunner in the emerging energy-storage market that supplements and may ultimately threaten the traditional electric grid."We are going to... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Believing in the Bible Can Get You Canned in Today's America
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:45 am
    (FOX NEWS)—If you want to get fired, sued or lose your business in today's America, stand with Biblical convictions.In Oregon, our friends Aaron and Melissa Klein were found guilty of discrimination by the state just this week, and could face up to $150,000 in fines for not baking a cake for a... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Muslim Immigration Poses Serious National Security Threat
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:23 am
    (IBD)—France, Belgium and now even liberal Denmark regret letting in so many immigrants from Muslim countries. Their swelling Islamic communities have become breeding grounds for terrorists. So why is the U.S. opening the floodgates to foreign Muslims?The threat Muslim immigrants pose to homeland... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
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  • Vanilla Ice Explains Home Burglary Arrest – Sort Of – To ‘Good Morning America’

    Lisa de Moraes
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Always tricky to come on a morning infotainment program to plug the new season of your home renovation series when you’ve recently been arrested for allegedly burglarizing the home next door. Vanilla Ice and Lara Spencer had a got at it this morning. Ice, aka Robert van Winkle,  told Spencer he’s in the process of buying the in-foreclosure home, situated next to one he was renovating for his DIY renovation show The Vanilla Ice Project. “I”m dealing with it,” he told…
  • ‘Focus’ Kicks Off Weekend With Thursday Night Previews Of $900K

    Anthony D'Alessandro
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    Warner Bros. Focus got a leg up on its weekend with $900K at approximately 2,000 theaters last night. The R-rated romance noir stars Will Smith as a con artist who teaches a young femme fatale a thing or two about the trade.  Pic goes wide today at 3,323 theaters, 800 of which are in premium large format or…
  • Dropped ‘Power Rangers’ Fan Video Still Up on Facebook

    Jeremy Gerard
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:24 am
    A Power/Rangers fan video has been yanked from YouTube and Vimeo in light of copyright-infringement concerns, but it can still be seen on Facebook. "Thank you Mark Zuckerberg for hosting Power/Rangers and taking a stand," the film's producer, Adi Shankar said in a note to the Facebook CEO. The 14-minute homage to the popular kids' TV show, which received more than 12 million views in the two days before it was pulled from YouTube on Thursday, has had over 131,000 views on…
  • Is Saudi Prince Al Waleed Looking To Re-Launch Shuttered Al Arab TV Channel?

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:13 am
    EXCLUSIVE- Deadline understands that Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal is looking to re-launch his shuttered Al Arab TV channel in defiance of Bahraini and Saudi officials who shuttered the channel after only one day on air. Sources tell Deadline that the billionaire super investor has tasked execs within his group to find a new location to house the ill-fated news channel after it was shut permanently by Bahraini authorities by Bahraini authorities Feb 1. One of the sites…
  • Topless Tabloid In Winless War—NY Daily News Is For Sale: Media

    Jeremy Gerard
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
    Billionaire real-estate man Mortimer B. Zuckerman told the already demoralized, thinned-out staff of the New York Daily News on Thursday that the wheezing tabloid, currently bleeding as much as $20 million a year, is up for sale. The response inside the paper’s West Side headquarters, according to reports, was a collective yawn of resignation. In a memo to the staff of the traditionally liberal paper, which has survived continued downsizing in a decades-long war with Ruper…
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    The Conversation

  • How some frogs survive killer fungus may reveal new weapon in fight to save amphibians

    Matthew Fisher, Professor of Fungal Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    A Madagascan bright-eyed frog (Boophis rappiodes), one of more than 400 species on the island. Axel Strauß, CC BY-SAThe loss of amphibian species across the world from chytridiomycosis, an infectious disease caused by the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), has been described as “the most spectacular loss of vertebrate biodiversity due to disease in recorded history”. So it’s of grave concern that the pathogen has been discovered in Madagascar, an incredibly biodiverse region previously thought free of the fungus. Madagascar has the 12th highest rate of amphibian…
  • Anti-Islam group Pegida makes its UK debut – but why choose Newcastle?

    Sarah Hackett, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Bath Spa University
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:03 am
    Newcastle has warmly hosted immigrants for a long time., CC BYThe German anti-Islam group, Pegida, is scheduled to march in Newcastle on February 28 in what will be its British debut. Since its first march in Dresden in October, this grassroots protest movement has caused widespread concern. This concern is growing despite claims that the group lacks a clear message, is struggling to maintain support, and has lost momentum after two of its leaders stepped down in the same week, the first after posing as Hitler and the second citing media pressure. Location, location, location…
  • Manchester's devolution revolution: what will make the NHS a success?

    Michael West, Senior Fellow, The King’s Fund and Professor of Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    Manchester takes a leap. Manchester by ShutterstockThe NHS is still recovering from the disruption and cost of the structural reforms introduced by former secretary of state for health Andrew Lansley. Another major structural reform, albeit focused only on Greater Manchester, inevitably leads on to suspect that NHS staff are to have another structural change inflicted on them with no benefit for patients. The Greater Manchester region is to be the first English region to gain full control of its £6 billion budget for the NHS, to be managed by local councils and health groups from April 2016.
  • Labour’s £6,000 tuition fee proposals would reverse social mobility

    Michael Farthing, Vice Chancellor at University of Sussex
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:32 am
    Ed Miliband has announced his long-awaited proposal to cap university tuition fees at £6,000. Hannah McKay/PA WireThe Labour leader, Ed Miliband, has finally announced details of the party’s long-awaited policy to reduce tuition fees should his party win the election. He said: From September of next year, the next Labour government will reduce tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000 meeting our obligations to the next generation. It will benefit those starting courses next year. It will benefit those already at university. The average reduction in the debt will be around £9,000 per student,…
  • Immigration Street has poisoned the well for documentary makers

    David Hickman, Senior Lecturer in Film &amp; Television Production at University of York
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:52 am
    Andy, a resident of Derby Road, Southampton, features in Immigration Street. Channel 4Immigration Street, which was recently broadcast on Channel 4, made for horrific viewing. The sight of some residents in Derby Road, Southampton, being interviewed while subject to escalating threats, and pelted with flour and stones, was astonishing. The hour-long documentary had been planned as a follow-up six-part series to the ratings hit of Benefits Street. Benefits Street was filmed amidst growing controversy in James Turner Street in Birmingham, and broadcast early last year. Fierce local opposition…
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • Altmetrics: Public Library of Science (PLOS) Adds New Features to ALM Reports Including Three New Visualizations

    Gary Price
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:47 pm
    New features added to ALM Reports are discussed in a new PLOS Tech blog post. Here’s some of what you’ll read about: “To enhance the search capabilities, we have introduced faceted search.” “ALM Reports also contains three new enhanced visualizations, using the popular D3.js visualization library.” “We have introduced a feature which we’ll be building out in future releases: user accounts.  We have integrated ALM Reports into PLOS journal user profiles.” Read the Complete Blog Post, View Screenshots Direct to ALM Reports
  • eBooks: U.S. Dept. of State Releases 20 Newly Digitized Volumes of Foreign Relations of the United States, Mobi and EPUB Versions Available

    Gary Price
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Each link below goes to HTML version of the material. You’ll find links to download Mobi and EPUB versions on the right side of each page. From the Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State: The Department of State announces today the release of newly digitized versions of twenty volumes from the Foreign Relations of the United States series, the official documentary record of U.S. foreign relations. These volumes cover events that took place between 1948 and 1951 and were originally published in print between 1973 and 1998: Foreign Relations of the United…
  • Serials: Bloomsbury Journals to Join the Routledge Social Science, Arts & Humanities Program

    Gary Price
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:18 pm
    From Taylor and Francis: Bloomsbury Journals, comprising 25 titles in Arts & Humanities and 21 titles in Law (published under the Hart imprint) are to join the Routledge publishing program. The titles complement the existing subject scope at Routledge and extend opportunities for critical debate in new and emerging subject areas. Routledge Law has a strong and growing reach, including developments in socio-legal studies and interdisciplinary approaches. Routledge Arts & Humanities is well known for its program across a wide range of areas, including anthropology, visual arts,…
  • Videos and Slides: Five Presentations From OCLC’s “Library Data [R]evolution: Applying Linked Data Concepts” Event Now Available Online

    Gary Price
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Five presentations from “Library Data [R]evolution: Applying Linked Data Concepts” an OCLC’s Collective Insight event held on February 10, 2015 at the San Francisco Public Library are now available online via YouTube. You can review the complete agenda and view speaker bios here. Presentations and Slides Walk Before You Run: Prerequisites to Linked Data Presentation by Kenning Arlitsch, Dean, Montana State University Slide Deck BIBFRAME Update – Why, What, When Presentation by Sally McCallum, Chief, Network Development/MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress Slide…
  • Roundup: In 3-2 Vote FCC Passes Open Internet/Net Neutrality Proposal

    Gary Price
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    A keyword searchable version of the FCC meeting/vote/press conference should be available via the C-SPAN Video Library soon. At the moment the entire meeting is available to view online here via C-SPAN. The open Internet/net neutrality discussion/vote begins at 52:32 in the video. Btw, you can easily create custom clips of the meeting (free) here. Also online is a news conference with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and the FCC Commissioners. It runs about 100 minutes. We plan to continue to update this post with reports, reactions, and primary documents. Open Internet Docs News Release from the…
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    Full Text Reports...

  • International Financial Markets: A Diverse System Is the Key to Commerce

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    International Financial Markets: A Diverse System Is the Key to Commerce (PDF) Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce This paper provides a broad overview of the global financial system. It describes how financial institutions and markets in various financial instruments make up the global financial system, and the size of this system. It also discusses how […]
  • American Gas Association Playbook

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    American Gas Association Playbook Source: American Gas Association The American Gas Association 2015 Playbook covers the history of natural gas, the challenges and opportunities of the natural gas industry, and the priority issues and strategies with respect to the production, transmission, distribution and use of America s clean and domestically abundant energy source. It also […]
  • Immigration Enforcement Along U.S. Borders and at Ports of Entry

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Immigration Enforcement Along U.S. Borders and at Ports of Entry Source: Pew Charitable Trusts The federal government processed 362 million citizen and noncitizen travelers through U.S. ports of entry in fiscal year 2013—more than 242 million people by land, 102 million by air, and 18 million by sea. That year, authorities apprehended some 421,000 people […]
  • Roundup of Recent Congressional Research Service Reports About the Middle East

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Roundup of Recent Congressional Research Service Reports About the Middle East (PDFs) Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists) Yemen: Background and U.S. Relations, February 11, 2015 The “Islamic State” Crisis and U.S. Policy, February 11, 2015 Kuwait: Security, Reform, and U.S. Policy, February 3, 2015 Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights, January […]
  • UK — Digital and technology skills matrix

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Digital and technology skills matrix Source: Cabinet Office This spreadsheet will help digital and technology specialists identify the skills that: they need to work effectively in a digital environment are needed by their organisation to complete a project or maintain a service they want to develop Any given role in an organisation will use skills […]
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    Detroit Unspun

  • Survey says: Downtown Detroit has potential, perception improved

    Guest Blogger
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:01 am
    By Ardelia Lee The results of the Downtown Detroit Partnership’s 2014 Downtown Detroit Perceptions Survey are in, and they reflect the growth and changes that Downtown Detroit has experienced. The survey was taken by 4,685 people and focused on seven key areas: safety, cleanliness, parking, walkability and biking, transit, and living Downtown. The DDP will be conducting this survey annually they plan it to serve as a benchmark. “We had broad and diverse participation, four times more people took the survey than we expected, and it’s wonderful to see that people are excited and…
  • Art X Detroit is back bigger and better

    M Lapham
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    The art community will invade Detroit come April when Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience occupies Midtown for not one … not two … but three weekends. Starting on April 9 and continuing on weekends through April 26 (April 9-12, 16-19, and 25-26) there will be 10 days of celebration of the Detroit arts. You can attend dance, literary, musical and theatrical performances, film screenings, visual arts installations, workshops, panel discussions and interactive experiences all created by the 2013-2014 Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows. The creative outposts will be set up at nearly…
  • Q&A with Detroit artist Alyssa Klash: Art and Business can peacefully co-exist

    Karen Dybis
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    Contrary to popular belief, making art isn’t just about being hit with a single bolt of inspiration that propels your work to genius level. It is more about working, working, working. It is about making stuff even when you don’t feel like making stuff. And then making some more. That is why Detroit artist Alyssa Klash is the kind of artist the city needs and embraces right now. Klash has paid her dues – and her tuition. She has worked the long hours for little pay and little recognition. She has made stuff even when she’d rather be in bed or drinking wine along the Seine. She’s a…
  • D2D connects Detroit companies as buyers and suppliers and has potential for $1 billion in spend

    M Lapham
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Won’t you be my neighbor? And my business partner? Detroit’s businesses are taking this to heart as business owners like Saundra Little use Detroit to Detroit (D2D) to make connections and strengthen each other and the city. Little recently attended the D2D Opportunity event at the Westin Book Cadillac where she found great leads for her business, Centric Design Studio. It specializes in renovating inside space so it incorporates design themes and graphics that support a company’s brand. It was a good day. She got interviews with three large prospective clients and an…
  • WATCH: Romeo And Juliet at American Coney Island

    Guest Blogger
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:25 pm
    by Daily Detroit Staff Samantha White is locally known as the producer and creator of “Shakespeare in Detroit,” and with this little number, it takes it to another level. She specializes in site-specific theatre, where the play comes to where people are at. This scene discusses the complications of a forbidden romance … over coneys. The short video above was produced for Southwest: The Magazine. It’s charming to see such costuming and language at one of Detroit’s iconic establishments. There’s a multi-page spread that you can read online in digital magazine format. It’s great…
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  • Rami, the Pitbull-dachshund breed mix, is creating adoption frenzy

    Orpha Buena
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:15 am
    Meet Rami, the first ever Pitbull dachshund to trend on the web while looking for a new owner. RAMI is a year-old cross-breed of Pitbull dachshund, or like us humans, it’s a combination of two races bound to make a very cute class. Several reports on the web revealed that Rami is so popular on social media, […] This is the summary of the article, please click the title or any link and visit our site to read the rest. Thanks for the support.. Much love, POP Herald
  • New top 5 safest cities in the world list revealed, NO US city included

    Orpha Buena
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:19 am
    Only one city from the United States is included in the top 10 safest cities in the world, but four other US mega-cities made it to the new top 20 list provided by The Economist research. Look, none from the United States made it to the latest top 5 safest cities in the world list, but if we […] This is the summary of the article, please click the title or any link and visit our site to read the rest. Thanks for the support.. Much love, POP Herald
  • Google created arms with synthetic human skin to fight cancer

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    Google wants to kill cancer using nanotech. For someone like me who lost a mother to cancer, research and development towards beating this nasty mammal disorder is music to my senses. Luckily for people like us who are still free from cancer, tech giant Google is working hard and spending millions of dollars to help find […] This is the summary of the article, please click the title or any link and visit our site to read the rest. Thanks for the support.. Much love, POP Herald
  • Beer can actually help protect brain thanks to hops

    Jon Kristian Coa
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    Researchers have added yet another reason to drink beer. A new study has just confirmed that the alcoholic drink which people love to take during the weekends, parties, and also while watching live sports events, is actually a good source of compound that could protect human’s brain. According to several reports on the web, Chinese scientists explored other potential benefits […] This is the summary of the article, please click the title or any link and visit our site to read the rest. Thanks for the support.. Much love, POP Herald
  • Google NOW Platform Evolves With A Brand New Deck Of Virtual Cards

    Raphael Labuguen
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:38 am
    Google’s mobile platform, Google Now, is bringing a new set of virtual cards from third-party companies and services including the ability to see suggested AirBnb listings, fetch a Lyft offer on way home and even the list of songs that were recently “Shazam’d.” GOOGLE is bringing a new deck of cards to its popular mobile […] This is the summary of the article, please click the title or any link and visit our site to read the rest. Thanks for the support.. Much love, POP Herald
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  • Kanye Finally Gets Around to Apologizing to Beck for Grammy Diss

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
    *Better late than never for Kanye West, who finally apologized to Beck for dissing him at this year’s Grammy Awards. On Thursday, the rapper took to Twitter to make amends for ruining Beck’s Grammy moment by hitting the stage after the singer-songwriter won album of the year and telling  E! News that Beck didn’t deserve to win […]
  • ‘You Gotta Play Ball’ – Lee Daniels on Mo’Nique Being ‘Blackballed

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:45 am
    *Days after Mo’Nique claimed that Lee Daniels said she had been “blackballed” in Hollywood after winning her best supporting actress Oscar for her work in “Precious,” Daniels himself is weighing in again on the situation. The filmmaker initially responded to Mo’Nique’s comments via a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, but apparently that wasn’t enough as […]
  • Bruce Haneef Welch’s ‘They Made Me an Addict’ Offers Raw View of Street Life

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:25 am
    *Neward, NJ  —Acclaimed author and motivational speaker Bruce Haneef Welch is on a mission to divert urban youth and young adults from the lures of the street life by way of his riveting novel, “They Made Me an Addict: An American Tale.” The book, based on his own life, is a literary masterpiece that provides […]
  • ‘Black Madam’ Admits Being Haunted For Years After Butt-Injection Death

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:48 am
    *The death of a woman who received fatal butt-injections has had a lasting effect on the transgender rapper who performed the procedure in Philadelphia on Claudia Aderotimi, Testifying Thursday at the Aderotimi murder trial, Padge-Victoria Windslowe admitted she has been haunted since Aderotimi died after being injected with low-grade silicone. The Associated Press reports that Windslowe stated […]
  • The Film Strip: Black Films You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

    Marie Moore
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:53 am
    *As part of Black History Month, The African Diaspora International Film Festival has a series of films being shown at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York through  March 1. The ADIFF points out that the series has an international spin that puts the notion of Black History month in the perspective of a quest to […]
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    Everything Long Beach

  • Councilmembers Price and Mungo to Host Reception Honoring Outgoing LBPD East Division Commander Paul LeBaron

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Outgoing Long Beach Police Department East Division Commander Paul LeBaron Long Beach City Councilwoman Suzie Price, Third District, and Councilwoman Stacy Mungo, Fifth District, will be hosting a reception to honor outgoing Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) East Division Commander Paul LeBaron on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Gaslamp Restaurant.Read the rest of Councilmembers Price and Mungo to Host Reception Honoring Outgoing LBPD East Division Commander Paul LeBaron
  • Rummage Sale to benefit Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    The public is invited to shop for great finds and delightful treasures at a large Rummage Sale on Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, 2015 from 8am to 4 pm. This event will be located in the parking lot of Covenant Presbyterian Church, 607 E. 3rd Street in Long Beach. Proceeds benefit Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center (MKEC).Read the rest of Rummage Sale to benefit Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center
  • LB Coalition for the Homeless Updates Community on Civic Center Outreach

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    The Long Beach Area Coalition for the Homeless will have their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 8:30am at Goodwill Industries, 800 West Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806. Parking is on the street or around the block. Gloria Cordero, Community Outreach Consultant for Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners, will lead a presentation and discussion on the extensive community outreach they doing to engage in meaningful dialogue with residents and stakeholders about the design of the new Civic Center in downtown Long Beach. It is a step toward an open and affirmative…
  • Harbor Scenic Drive Begins Construction Closures Tonight; Continues Through April

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    A section of southbound Harbor Scenic Drive in the Port of Long Beach will be closed nightly starting Thursday, Feb. 26, to allow crews to construct new foundations for the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project. Traffic heading to the Queen Mary, cruise terminal and nearby hotels, as well as Port terminals will be diverted to southbound Pico Avenue during the closure periods. Read the rest of Harbor Scenic Drive Begins Construction Closures Tonight; Continues Through April
  • 2015 Young Women’s Empowerment Conference at CSULB Attracts Nearly 200 Female High School Students

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Nearly 200 female high school students from California’s 47th Congressional District attended the 2015 Young Women’s Empowerment Conference at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. The event was presented by Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) and featured CSULB President Jane Close Conoley, who delivered the keynote address on the day’s theme, “Linking Learning to Life.”Read the rest of 2015 Young Women’s Empowerment Conference at CSULB Attracts Nearly 200 Female High School Students
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    Asian Correspondent » News

  • Pakistan: 2 inmates accused in killing of 10 tourists escape from jail

    AP News
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:16 am
    MANSEHRA, Pakistan (AP) — A senior police officer in Pakistan says two prisoners believed to be involved in the 2013 slaying of 10 foreign climbers at the base of one of the world’s tallest mountains have escaped from jail. Senior police officer Ishaq Hussain says four Pakistanis held at a jail in the northern city of Gilgit tried to escape before dawn Friday. He says the guards chased the men, killing one of them and re-arresting another. But two of their associates escaped. Hussain says security forces are searching for the prisoners. He said authorities arrested the four men about…
  • Indian court acquits 6 in riot deaths of British men in 2002

    AP News
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    AHMADABAD, India (AP) — A court in western India has acquitted six men accused of killing three British tourists during religious riots in 2002. The court in Gujarat state said Friday that it found no evidence against the accused. The three British Muslims were killed in the riots that erupted in Gujarat state after a train filled with Hindu pilgrims was attacked by a Muslim mob in a small town. A fire broke out — it remains unclear whether it was arson — and 60 Hindus burned to death. In retaliation, more than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, were killed in the state. The three British…
  • 5 Philippine soldiers killed in communist rebel ambush

    AP News
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:05 am
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The military says five soldiers were killed and six others were wounded in a communist rebel ambush in the northern Philippines. Capt. Mark Anthony Ruelos of the 7th Infantry Division says the soldiers were traveling in a convoy with police late Thursday when they were fired on by New People’s Army guerrillas in Quirino township in Ilocos Sur province. He said government forces were pursuing the guerrillas on Friday. Armed forces spokesman Col. Restituto Padilla said the rebels used civilians as human shields, preventing the ambushed troops from making an…
  • Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years in prison for abusing young girls

    AP News
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:59 am
    Gary Glitter arriving for a court appearance at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London last year. Pic: AP. LONDON (AP) — Former pop star Gary Glitter has received a 16-year prison sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s. The 70-year-old singer, whose real name is Paul Gadd, showed no response as he was sentenced Friday. He had been found guilty earlier this month of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13. The singer was arrested in October 2012 under…
  • China defends South China Sea activities after criticism from US

    AP News
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    A Chinese vessel, top center, is used to expand structures and land on the Johnson Reef, called Mabini by the Philippines and Chigua by China, at the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Pic: AP. BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its activities in the South China Sea as restrained and responsible after the U.S. intelligence chief called its expansion of outposts in the region an “aggressive” effort to assert sovereignty. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Friday that the country’s activities on shoals and in surrounding waters that it claims are…
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    Asia Travels

  • Jyluu Suu

    22 Feb 2015 | 4:40 am
    I really hope that he story of Mountains Queen – Kurmanjan Datka touched many of yours’ hearts. So, hoping that every detail and information, which is connected to her, will be interesting for you, I decided to write about the place of her residence – Alay valley, just next to the province of Osh. Alay […]
  • Trip to South

    15 Feb 2015 | 12:38 am
    Let me take you to the South of Kyrgyzstan, which was in fact one of the cradles of Kyrgyz nation. That is where the famous Alay valleys are located and Kyrgyz people lived the nomadic lifestyle. Among the interesting stories and facts about Alay, there is one that stands out and leaves people in awe. […]
  • Ice Period

    5 Feb 2015 | 5:29 am
    Sad that I could find no more videos about this amazing place, called “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. It is the favorite destination of many locals on weekends and vacations. This recreational zone provides beautiful atmosphere in harmony with nature throughout the year: in winter it offers a big open air skating rink. Summers can be spent […]
  • “Orlovka”

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    Time seems like flowing, flying with the speed of light! Winter is also getting closer to the end. So, I am also doing my best to share as much information as possible on available ski resorts in Kyrgyzstan. This ski base is one of the closest to the capital destinations, with the distance of about 90 […]
  • Kashka Suu ski base

    20 Jan 2015 | 11:38 pm
    While winter is going as perfect as it can be in Kyrgyzstan, I will keep on recommending more and more destinantion for you to have the best winter breaks ever. As you may have already figured, Karakol is not the only ski base in the country. Kyrgyzstan is the land of mountains and the places […]
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  • Fringes

    17 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
                        The political fringe loves the “other” political fringe, The one they are fighting, Because the more “fringy” the other becomes, The stronger it makes each fringe, The more each fringe becomes the center, And from there to complete war, Which is the only space they feel safe, A world clearly divided into us and them, with a clear purpose, To fight. Only solidarity defeats this. The more solidarity the more the fringes are defeated, The less solidarity…
  • Our Biggest Problem Today: Democratic Lemmings

    5 Feb 2015 | 9:35 am
                        One of the greatest strategic thinkers from the right in Israel speaks his mind. He reflects the majority of the thinking of the military and intelligence upper echelons. But our biggest problem today is democratic lemmings…those who march obediently over cliffs of self-destruction created by demagogues. See full article here.
  • Short Film with a Long History

    5 Feb 2015 | 9:33 am
                        I have been haunted by this short film for days. For those who do not know it is about Rainer Rainer Höß, grandson of the commandant of Auschwitz who murdered over 15 thousand human beings a day, at least one million, while raising his children in the camp. Anyone who wants to understand conflict analysis, reconciliation, and who lives with the shadows of Jewish life, should see this. I cannot stop thinking about this. I lost it 2/3 of way in. See it to the end. Watch…
  • Time for Nonviolent Reformation

    5 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
                        Oh, yes, the answer to ISIS barbarity of burning someone to death, is definitely crucifixion. Al Azhar University, under Sisi is making great strides toward restoring decency to Middle Eastern civilization, don’t you think? The decent people of the Middle East have been completely silenced by certain tyrannical regimes on all sides. It is really time for a nonviolent reformation. The Arab Spring was too dramatic and too sudden. This is going to require a…
  • Get Off Oil…Fast.

    5 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
                        By the way this group, whose financial and professional origins came from both secular and religious dictatorships of the middle east and Gulf, is simply taking one step further the complete dehumanization and sale of girls that was going on with others , the Baathists in Syria had already done in this with Iraqi refugee girls and Gulf clients and Gulf complicity, now Syrian girls with Gulf clients and now Isis just increases the horror. The horror looks religious on the…
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  • Teen's Headache Turns Out to Be Bullet Fragment

    Evann Gastaldo
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:55 am
    There was a shooting at Florida's Bethune-Cookman University Monday, and 19-year-old Juanye Jones thought he was grazed on the ear by a bullet. He didn't go to the hospital then, but he changed his mind Wednesday night, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The Palm Beach Post explains that he had a...
  • Your Dog Forgot the Hug You Just Gave Him

    Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:42 am
    When it comes to short-term memory, animals have very short ones indeed. A new meta-analysis examined more than 90 memory experiments carried out on 25 species encompassing birds, mammals, and bees. Researchers at Stockholm University and Brooklyn College found that for dogs, events are forgotten after about two minutes—and...
  • How More Than 8 Hours of Sleep Could Be Bad for You

    Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    Sleeping more than eight hours a night? That may be too much of a good thing, because you're more likely to suffer a stroke, according to a study out of the University of Cambridge. Researchers analyzed the sleep patterns of nearly 10,000 people ages 42 to 81 in the...
  • Teacher Turned Cartel Leader Nabbed in Mexico

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:08 am
    A most-wanted drug lord who once terrorized western Michoacan state was captured early today by federal police, according to a Mexican official. Servando "La Tuta" Gomez was arrested in the capital city of Morelia without a shot fired, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Gomez was the...
  • This Dress Is Breaking the Internet

    Rob Quinn
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:50 am
    Is it white and gold—or blue and black? A picture of a dress uploaded to Tumblr has created what Gawker calls "an Internet schism that may never be healed," with the opposing sides unable to fathom each other's view of the dress. At BuzzFeed , the white and gold side...
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    The News International - World

  • US wraps up Ebola military mission in Liberia

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    The United States staged a military ceremony on Thursday to end its five-month Ebola mission in Liberia, with the west African nation in recovery from
  • Jews torch church

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    OCCUPIED-AL-QUDS: Suspected Israelis torched part of a church-owned building in occupied al-Quds overnight, police said, in the second racist attack i
  • Four Bangladeshis die in Saudi fire

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    RIYADH: Four Bangladeshi workers were among five people killed when fire engulfed their sleeping accommodation in Saudi Arabia, Dhaka s embassy said o
  • Savile abused 63 people in hospital

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    LONDON: Late British TV star Jimmy Savile abused 63 people connected to a hospital he raised money for, according to report released on Thursday, prom
  • Black hole 12bn times massive than the Sun found

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    BEIJING: A black hole, 12 billion times as massive as the Sun that grew to gargantuan size in the universe s first billion years, is by far the larges
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    Oddy Central | Shocking News | Odd News | Odd News Stories I Odd I Bizarre I Weird I

  • Couple has sex on subway with baby strapped to woman’s chest (video)

    17 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    A couple in the United Kingdom, were caught having sex on an escalator in full view of the public. The video, which was taken on a subway platform escalator, has gone viral. The woman is seen bending over with her pants down while the man stood behind her engaging in sex acts. People took video of the incident, but the couple did not seem to care. The display was too much for one passerby. He walked over to the couple and kicked the man to break them up. When the woman turned around, people were shocked to discover that she had a baby strapped to her chest. It is unclear if police were…
  • Airplane Almost Collide With Skydivers

    10 Feb 2015 | 7:44 am
    A lot of things can go wrong while skydiving. Forest Pullman and his skydiving partner were lucky enough to just barely escape disaster. After the two jumped out of their plane and were free falling, the pilot dove the airplane 180 degrees directly at the two. They were just feet away from being hit, but thankfully no one was injured.
  • Crazy Russian Guys Performing Amazing Stunts in the Snow

    4 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
    Footage released online of a group of young men performing stunts in the snow sparked a police search for a number of the thrill-seekers in Rybinsk, Monday. The video shows a young man being towed through the town's streets on a rubber ring as he crashes into the occasional pine tree or flies over an improvised snow ramp. Other stunts performed in the video show a group of young men jumping from a two storey building wearing only their underwear. After receiving lots of attention online, local police have reportedly identified some of the group, who could now face fines. RT LIVE…
  • Women's dress attacks those who approach it aggressively (video)

    30 Dec 2014 | 1:13 am
    Women can now walk around more relaxed with added protection against perverts or angry boyfriends by purchasing a new dress that attacks those who approach it aggressively. Dutch fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht is using technology to keep unwanted people out of women’s personal space. The new robotic dress called Spider, was created using 3D printing technology, and comes with an advanced Intel chip, sensors and LED lights. Proximity sensors and breathing sensors embedded in the dress maintain control over the environment. The collected data is fed to a computer by the Intel chip. If the…
  • The DEAD ZONE Where Nothing Can Live !

    29 Dec 2014 | 4:39 am
    Have you heard of that Atacama Desert? This South American desert is 600 miles long and lies between the southern border of Peru and Chile’s central coast. On this parched land, nothing can thrive, not a shrub not a lizard or even a tiny beetle — except for the million of people who call this wasteland home. Scientist call this desert the driest place on Earth. (Photo by S. Rossi) According to the National Geographic, there are stretches of the desert that may have never seen a drop of rain. On average, the desert only gets 4 inches of rain every 1000 years. For contrast, New York City…
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    Capital News

  • DPP to decide fate of Anglo Leasing suspects by Tuesday

    Rob Jillo
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    The DPP told Capital FM News that the files involve high profile individuals who served in the past and current regimes as well as companies that were implicated in the multi-billion shillings scam/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 – The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has received three Anglo Leasing files from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. The DPP told Capital FM News that the files involve high profile individuals who served in the past and current regimes as well as companies that were implicated in the multi-billion shillings scam. “I can confirm that I…
  • S. Africa family reunited with child snatched in 1997

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    South Africa police say the kidnapped girl has now been placed in social care/AFPCAPE TOWN, Feb 27- A baby stolen from her sleeping mother’s arms shortly after birth has been found by the family through an astonishing coincidence 17 years later, South African police said Friday. A 50-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after pupils noticed a remarkable likeness between the 17-year-old and her younger biological sister who started attending the same school this year. DNA tests have confirmed that the older girl is the daughter of Celeste and Morne Nurse, who was…
  • Activists want to remain analogue

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:33 am
    The group that was carrying old model television sets and live chicken chanted slogans at the headquarters which was surrounded by anti-riot police officers/MIKE KARIUKINAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 – Anti riot police officers on Friday dispersed a group of demonstrators who had gone to protest at the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) headquarters on Waiyaki Way against the digital migration initiative. The group that was carrying old model television sets and live chicken chanted slogans at the headquarters which was surrounded by anti-riot police officers. “They have eaten…
  • ICC acquits Congo ex-militia boss Ngudjolo Chui on appeal

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:55 am
    Ngudjolo, 44, is a former leader of the Nationalist Integrationist Front (FNI) militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and his acquittal in December 2012 was a first for the ICC/FILE THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Feb 27 – The International Criminal Court on Friday upheld the acquittal of Congolese ex-militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, freed more than two years ago on war crimes charges. “The Appeals Chamber by majority confirms the acquittal and rejects the (prosecution’s) appeal,” Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng told the Hague-based ICC, the world’s only…
  • MPs wrangling delays publishing of committee reports

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:49 am
    Muturi expressed concerns that work in the committee’s had stagnated due to internal wrangling which has led to delay in the publishing of reports/fileMOMBASA, Kenya, Feb 27 – The Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi has criticized Members of Parliament for staging the removal of committee heads by accusing them of engaging in corruption saying this was soiling the integrity of the House. Muturi expressed concerns that work in the committee’s had stagnated due to internal wrangling which has led to delay in the publishing of reports. “You are all aware that…
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  • Pop star Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years for sex offences against young girls

    Descrier Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:27 am
    Former pop star Gary Glitter has been jailed for 16 years for sexually abusing three young girls. Seventy-year-old Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, was sentenced for four counts of indecent assault, attempted rape, and one of having sex with a girl under 13, between 1975 and 1980. Sentencing, Judge Alistair McCreath told Gadd that his actions had a a ‘profound effect’ on his young victims “for no other reason than to obtain sexual gratification for yourself of a wholly improper kind”. Despite the modern equivalent sentence for the rape of a child under the age of 13 being…
  • Man awarded $2.5 million after drug side-effect caused him to develop 46DD breasts

    Descrier Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:08 am
    A man who grew 46DD breasts as a side-effect from his anti-psychotic drugs has been awarded a $2.5 million (£1.6m) payout. Austin Pledger of Alabama was first prescribed Risperdal in 2002 at the age of eight when its label warned of a “low” risk of gynecomastia, a condition where men’s breasts grow larger, despite the drug having not been approved for use in children. Four years later, the FDA approved the drug for use as a schizophrenic aid for children, but with new warning labels that alerted users to high levels of the hormone prolactin, which spurs breast growth, in…
  • South Korea: Abolition of adultery law causes condom sales to soar

    Descrier Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    The decriminalisation of adultery in South Korea has cause a spike in contraceptive sales that has meant manufacturers are struggling to meet demand. On Thursday, seven of the nine judges on the Constitutional Court panel found that the 1953 law than made infidelity a criminal offence was unconstitutional. In a statement, Justice Seo Ki-seok said: “The law is unconstitutional as it infringes people’s right to make their own decisions on sex and secrecy and freedom of their private life, violating the principle banning excessive enforcement.” The announcement caused a share-price…
  • London’s ‘Boris Bikes’ will be painted red for Santander sponsorship

    Descrier Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:24 am
    London’s bright blue ‘Boris Bikes’ will soon be painted red under a new £51 million sponsorship deal with the Spanish bank Santander. The deal saw Santander outbid Coca-Cola to replace Barclays as the sponsor of the capital’s cycle-hire scheme, which will be renamed Santander Cycles from April. Under the seven-year sponsorship deal, a new smartphone app will be introduced to make it easier to find available bikes and docking stations, and the number of bikes will also be increased. Part of the agreement will also see Santander offering users of its “cash…
  • Islamic State: Video shows militants smashing priceless artefacts in Mosul museum

    Descrier Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:56 am
    A video has emerged online showing Islamic State militants smashing ancient artefacts to pieces in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. The five-minute video, which cannot be verified, appears to show militants desecrating several statues and carvings from the 7th century as part of the Islamist group’s attempt to destroy everything it deems to be heretic. The militants used sledge hammers and drills to destroy the priceless antiquities, which will likely be impossible to reconstruct. The group’s actions in Mosul are part of a wider campaign, where they have destroyed artefacts and…
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    International monetary Fund Podcasts

  • Building a Monetary Union in East Africa

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community lays out all aspects of the ongoing financial integration process for Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
  • Boosting Women-Owned Businesses Key to Growth

    22 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Melanne Verveer , served as Ambassador-at-Large for global women’s issues under President Obama. She says more women in small and medium sized enterprises is a catalyst for growth.
  • Preventing Another Plague

    11 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The World Bank has labeled global pandemic one of the greatest risks facing the world today, but according to one economist, preventing such a disaster is only a matter of political will.
  • IMF Grants Help Ebola-hit Countries Drive Down Debt

    4 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The IMF will provide grants totaling $100 million to the three countries worst hit by the Ebola epidemic. Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will use the funds to cover the cost of servicing their debt.
  • Economies of the Bottom Billion

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    New report on low income countries helps strengthen IMF's monitoring framework.
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    Papua New Guinea Today

  • Conservation International PNG gets funding from USAID Pacific American Climate Fund

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:26 am
    Alotau, Papua New Guinea: The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Pacific American Climate Fund (PACAM) awarded a grant to Conservation International PNG to heighten awareness of climate change impacts, and empower citizens of four islands in Papua New Guinea to manage their ecosystems and adapt to climate change. Conservation International will receive funding for its project, Spreading the Reach of Community-Based Marine Management in Milne Bay, utilizing traditional storytelling as the means to create environmental awareness. The project will be implemented on the islands…
  • Pacific connected: A regional approach to development challenges facing island nations

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:17 am
    Dots on the world map – they are coral atolls and volcanic islands spread across a vast swath of the Pacific Ocean with names as exotic as their turquoise water, white sand and tropical foliage.Twelve Pacific Island countries are members of the World Bank. Between them they are home to about 11 million people, much less than one percent of the global population.One of them, Kiribati, consists of 33 atolls and coral islets, spread across an area larger than India, but with a land mass smaller than New Delhi. With less than 10,000 inhabitants, Tuvalu is the World Bank’s smallest member…
  • Indonesia quiet on West Papua Issue

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:13 am
    The Minister for Foreign Affairs Rimbink Pato told a press conference in Port Moresby in the presence of his Indonesian Foreign Affairs counterpart Her Excellency Mrs Retno Marsudi that the level of corporation between Indonesia and PNG was wide and varied and both countries stood firm to increase its bilateral relations.Both Ministers however were tight lipped on the human rights issues affecting West Papuans and even didn’t allow for questions from the media.At the request of the media, Minister Pato spared a few minutes after the conference to answer to questions from the media in the…
  • European Union - UN Habitat hosts consultation National Settlements

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:07 am
    Port Moresby, 27 February 2015: The Office of Urbanization today, concluded its first stakeholderconsultation on a National Settlements Upgrading Strategy at the Holiday Inn on 26 -27 February 2015 as part of the global initiative 'Participatory Settlements Upgrading Programme' (PSUP). PSUP is an initiative of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat, funded by the European Union andimplemented by UN-Habitat.Launched in 2008, the overall objective of the PSUP is to contribute to the improvement of the livingconditions of the urban poor and to contribute to Millennium Development Goal…
  • Bank of South Pacific reports profit increase

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:56 pm
    Banks of South Pacific reports profit increaseImage: BSP Headquarters in Port MoresbyDESPITE a slowdown in the country’s economy last year, Bank South Pacific’s operating profit increased by 16.1 per cent to K507.3 million from K436.8 million in 2013.Yesterday, BSP board chairman Kostas Constantinou released the full year report for2014, saying BSP’s revenue went up by 4 per cent mainly coming from treasury bills and inscribed stock.He said income from foreign exchange dropped from K184.5 million in the first half of last year to K83 million in the second half.“The drop was blamed on…
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  • ISIS' Next Target

    Michael J. Totten
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:34 pm
    ISIS has announced that Lebanon will be the next state to fall under the sway of its “caliphate.” According to Beirut's Daily Star newspaper, the only reason ISIS hasn't attacked yet in force is because they haven't decided on the mission's commander. The Lebanese army is one of the least effective in the Middle East—and that's saying something in a region where the far more capable Syrian and Iraqi armies are utterly failing to safeguard what should be their own sovereign territory. So France is going to send a three billion dollar package of weapons to Lebanon and the Saudis are going…
  • The Liberal Crack-up over ISIS

    James Kirchick
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Has Chris Matthews joined the ranks of the dreaded neoconservatives? Usually the MSNBC host has no time for foreign policy interventionists, national security hawks, and the other assorted defense intellectuals crudely classified under the “neocon” label. “There’s always a war that the neocons are looking forward to,” he grumbled in 2012. “Neocons,” he said that same year in a discussion of Mitt Romney’s presidential advisers, are “horrible, dangerous people.” Just five months ago, Matthews lambasted none other than President Obama, not a man usually accused of falling…
  • Re-monopolizing China's Industry

    Gordon G. Chang
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    The recent completion of two government-directed mergers in China’s energy and manufacturing sectors and other mergers now in the making suggest Beijing is reversing two decades of reform intended to make Chinese industry more efficient and competitive in local and global markets. The ongoing effort is certain to fail in the long term. As reported by the Wall Street Journal last week, Beijing is contemplating two mergers of state oil giants: the China National Petroleum Corporation with China Petrochemical Corporation, better known as Sinopec,and China National Offshore Oil Corporation with…
  • Moscow Bookstore Oozes with Kremlin Propaganda

    Hannah Thoburn
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:27 am
    The titles on the shelves are nothing short of sensational: The End of Project “Ukraine, Kyiv Kaput, World Wars and World Elites, The Defense of Donbas. They all sit prominently displayed in the politics section of Biblio-Globus, a sprawling bookstore just a stone’s throw from the infamous Lubyanka Prison, in central Moscow. The overall theme is clear: Ukraine, an unnatural country, has been overrun by an American-controlled junta bent on leading the world to war and destroying Russia. That same message is ever-present on television screens across Russia and in the print media. With…
  • Why Russia Will Lose in Ukraine

    Alexander J. Motyl
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:39 am
    So who’s winning the war in eastern Ukraine—Russia or Ukraine? The answer is not as simple as it might seem, because victory means different things for each side. A Russian victory could take one of two forms: territorial expansion into large parts of southeastern Ukraine or the imposition on Ukraine of disadvantageous peace terms. Or it could take both forms. But neither has happened, and neither is likely to happen. Anything short of such a victory amounts to a defeat for Russia. Having destroyed the Russian economy, transformed Russia into a rogue state, and alienated Russia’s allies…
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  • Jihadi John is Identified

    Mostafa Moradi
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:34 am
    “Jihadi John”, the British-sounding Islamic State front man and spokesperson, with a particular fondness for performing brutal beheadings on innocent people for the cameras, has been identified as someone from London called Mohammed Emwazi. He is known to British security forces, but they elected not to release his name earlier for fear of compromising ongoing operations. Named but probably not shamed As the name was released, journalists around the UK began scrabbling around trying to find relatives, ex-employees and the life history of the masked man, and no doubt in the days to come…
  • Dubai: Torch Tower Fire Damage is More Than Superficial

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:11 am
    As flames engulfed the top 30 floors of one of Dubai Marina’s most in-demand expatriate residencies, the Torch Tower in Dubai Marina, one couldn’t help feel an overwhelming and really rather unfortunate sense of déjà vu. Back in 2012, fire almost completely gutted the Tamweel Tower in Jumeirah Lake Towers, another large expat-dominated complex just over the road from the Marina. But since 2007, fires in tall buildings across the UAE are actually a shockingly regular occurrence. The habitual tendency to just mindlessly launch cigarette butts off balconies is indicative of the…
  • Smart Investors Look For SEIS Seal Of Approval

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
    Smart entrepreneurs looking for business angel investment can look to enhance their prospects with a Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) seal of approval. With a new study revealing 90% of business angels insist on SEIS pre-approval for their investment cash, entrepreneurs wanting financial help with their start-up can make their venture more attractive to investors under the scheme. Before going to business angels, entrepreneurs need to submit the details of their startup to HMRC’s Small Company Enterprise Centre. Specialists at the centre go through applications to join SEIS or the…
  • Your Crowdfunding Investment Choice Could Very Quickly Change

    Hasan Rezazadeh
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:40 am
    It has recently been discovered that investors using Crowdfunding to invest in a particular project may find their initial investment issued for an alternative idea instead. This is becoming an increasingly common practice among entrepreneurs using the un-regulated sector to gain capital for their ideas. It is known as “pivoting” and basically refers to the entrepreneur taking investors’ money and the changing the business plan and project without their approval. Most of the time there is good reasoning behind the change in direction that some investors have witnessed their projects…
  • Five UK Providers Sign Up To Pension Freedoms

    Saeed Maleki
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:40 am
    So far five of the largest insurers in the UK have confirmed that hey will allow their customers to use their pension pot as a bank account, once freedom is granted as of April. The providers who will be ready to meet what is likely to be a huge demand in two months, are Aegon, Scottish Widows, Phoenix, Standard Life and Aviva. This means they are prepared to grant 100% withdrawals (25% tax free), or any other variable withdrawals as and when their customers aged 55 or over wish. Meanwhile, Legal & General and LV= will not be making any such allowances. They will allow partial lump sums…
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  • Labour ahead on healthcare, education and reducing unemployment

    17 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Michelle Harrison A poll by Kantar’s TNS reveals that Labour is now the most trusted party in three key policy areas: investing more in healthcare, reducing unemployment and improving education. The Conservatives are the most trusted party on generating economic growth. The survey of 1,193 adults shows that the top three policy … …read more Read more here: Labour ahead on healthcare, education and reducing unemployment      The post Labour ahead on healthcare, education and reducing unemployment appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Labour ahead on health, education and unemployment

    17 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Michelle Harrison A poll by Kantar’s TNS reveals that Labour is now the most trusted party in three key policy areas: investing more in healthcare, reducing unemployment and improving education. The Conservatives are the most trusted party on generating economic growth. The survey of 1,193 adults shows that the top three policy … …read more Read more here: Labour ahead on health, education and unemployment      The post Labour ahead on health, education and unemployment appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • The NPD Group: Apple iTunes Dominates Internet Video Market

    17 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    According to The NPD Group, a global information company, Apple dominates the home digital-video sector, in much the same way it dominates digital music. iTunes’ share of electronic sell-through (EST) for television shows reached 67 percent in 2012. EST television sales from Xbox Video, Apple’s nearest competitor, comprised 14 percent of the market. When it comes to feature-length movies, iTunes boasted a 65 percent share of EST, with Amazon and Xbox Video far behind at 10 percent each. Note: EST includes only video content that is purchased by consumers for permanent ownership.
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Starts with Intent, Followed by Action, Delivers Impact

    17 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    As yet another massive blizzard hit New England on Valentines Day, the jointly hosted Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School gathering focused on social entrepreneurship and impact… …read more Read more here: Social Entrepreneurship: Starts with Intent, Followed by Action, Delivers Impact      The post Social Entrepreneurship: Starts with Intent, Followed by Action, Delivers Impact appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • U.S. Hispanics Define Nutrition in Terms of Quality and Quantity and Perceive Healthy Foods as Less Tasty, Reports NPD

    17 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Leading market research company, The NPD Group, will be launching a new Retail Tracking Service, which will monitor sales of toy products from a diverse range of retailers across brick & mortar and e-commerce channels. The new service captures close to 80 percent of U.S. retailers, representing nearly 38,000 doors, and will deliver comprehensive coverage of point-of-sale purchasing in 99 toy categories. …read more Read more here: U.S. Hispanics Define Nutrition in Terms of Quality and Quantity and Perceive Healthy Foods as Less Tasty, Reports NPD      The post…
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  • PTI to hold protest against MQM insulting remarks

    10 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    ISLAMABAD – Women wings of Pakistan the Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab and other provinces have announced to hold protest demonstration in front of press clubs in their respective tehsils and districts against abusive langue used by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, on Wednesday. It should be mentioned that the PTI central leadership has given the call for countrywide strike and demonstrations in the wake of derogatory language used by Altaf regarding activities of party’s women wings and female workers. The PTI spokesperson, women wings of Punjab and other provinces will…
  • FESCO issues shutdown programme

    10 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued shutdown programme for necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines. According to the programme issued by the company here on Tuesday, power supply from Faisalabad Road and Barala feeders emanating from 132-KV Jaranwala grid station, Jaranwala Road feeder originating from 132-KV Scarp Colony grid station and Susan Road feeder emanating from 132-KV OTP grid station will remain suspended from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. while Johal and F-4 feeders originating from 132-KV Bandala grid station, Sakhi Abdul…
  • World Cup will be challenging for bowlers: Wasim

    10 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
    ISLAMABAD: Wasim Akram Tuesday urged fast bowlers playing in the World Cup to work on their fitness if they want to achieve success. Pacemen from the sub-continent need to be extra fit for the 43-day event to adjust to the pitches in Australia and New Zealand, he added. In the 1992 edition of the tournament with the same co-hosts as this year, a young and pacy Akram created havoc in the English ranks in the final. He picked up figures of three for 49 and also pocketed the Man-of-the-Match award at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Pakistan won the final by 22 runs, the International Cricket…
  • Pakistan have ’golden chance’ to beat India :Zaheer Abbas

    10 Feb 2015 | 9:16 am
    ISLAMABAD: Batting great Zaheer Abbas feels that considering India’s recent dismal show in Australia, Pakistan has a golden chance this time to break the jinx of not beating the defending champions in a World Cup match. Pakistan could never win against arch rivals India in the last five meetings of the World Cup. They play against each other in their campaign opener in a potentially high voltage contest on February 15 at Adelaide oval. He said “Pakistan could never win against India in a World Cup but they have a golden chance to break that jinx this time. I have seen…
  • Delegation of Chinese energy company calls on Shahbaz

    10 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    LAHORE: A delegation of prominent energy company of China, Sinohydro on Tuesday called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and expressed interest in setting up a project of power generation with LNG. Talking to the delegation, the Chief Minister said steps were being taken speedily to overcome energy crisis being faced by the country. He said the government had adopted an effective strategy for power generation through gas, coal, solar and other sources while efforts were also being made for low-cost power generation. Shahbaz Sharif welcomed the interest shown by the Chinese…
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  • Student Spotlight: Zoë Treuer

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

    John Sinden
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    Washington, D.C.– January 21, 2015 – American University’s School of International Service (SIS), the largest school of international relations in the United States, today announced a new online executive degree track, Master of International Service (MIS), designed for skilled professionals working in international relations fields around the world. Offered online in partnership with 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leading provider of online education solutions for top-tier nonprofit colleges and universities, the executive track provides international relations professionals with the…
  • Mentoring Resources for Veteran and Military Students

    John Sinden
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    By Brent Adams Are you a military member considering our International Relations Online program, or a student who wants to learn more about your military students? As the liaison to the growing military community here at AU, I’m here to tell you all about the resources available to you. But first, here’s a look at my background. For the last eight years, I served in the U.S. Navy on active duty, deployed on the USS Enterprise, and spent time on the USS Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and shore commands throughout the world. For the past two years, I served in the Navy reserves doing staff…
  • 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…
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  • Google, Solar City reportedly team up to create $750 million in residential solar projects

    Anna Domanska
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:20 am
    According to SolarCity, the new fund is the largest ever created for residential solar power. Google Inc made a commitment to invest $300 million that would finance residential solar projects. SolarCity Corp on Thursday announced in a company blog post that it has created a fund expected to finance $750 million in residential solar projects with Google Inc investing around $300 million. SolarCity is headed by CEO Lyndon Rive, cousin to Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk who also happens to be Chairman of the Board. The company is involved in the design, installation and sale or lease of solar…
  • Toyota begins production of Mirai electric car that runs on hydrogen fuel cells

    Christy Gren
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:02 am
    Toyota plans to sell the Mirai for about $45,000 in the U.S. In what would be a turning point in automotive history, the world’s biggest carmaker Toyota has unveiled the assembly on which the fuel-cell car will be me made. The car known as Mirai (meaning “future” in Japanese) will be the first mass market car that runs on electricity generated by the chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen. It does not emit carbon dioxide, but rather, water as the only exhaust. As compared to plugged in overnight cars, the sedan can drive for 300 miles, takes only about three minutes to…
  • Motorola announces Moto E (2nd Gen) 3G model priced at $120, 4G version to cost $150

    Carrie Ann
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Moto E is aimed at a very specific audience, such people who have never owned a smartphone in their lives. Motorola, a part of Lenovo on Wednesday announced the launch and immediate availability of the new version of its Moto E smartphone, the latest member of the company’s line of low-end smartphones. The new version, named as Moto E (2nd Gen) has been launched in two variants. The unlocked 3G model is available for approximately for $120 and 4G LTE version will cost approximately $150. The second generation Moto E features 4.5-inch qHD display with 540 x 960 pixels (qHD) resolution,…
  • Google’s Offers ‘infinity million’ dollars to find bugs in Chrome

    Anna Domanska
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Google decided to expand the program running it throughout the year to make it more accessible to people. The Pwnium vulnerability reward program, Google’s yearly bug hunting event where security experts flag up vulnerabilities will now be running all through the year instead of a one day affair. Previously, Pwnium was held by the company annually at CanSecWest, a security conference in Vancouver to find security problems in its Chrome browser, Chrome OS and affiliated applications. Researchers were required to turn up to CanSecWest in order to present their findings in a one day event.
  • Google Chrome beefs up security from unwanted softwares, to warn users against visiting such sites

    Carrie Ann
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Chrome Web browser will now be able to identify sites that have automatic software downloads. Tech giant Google recently announced that it has added more protection from unwanted softwares. The company’s Chrome Web browser will now be able to identify sites that have automatic software downloads and start warning users before visiting sites that might prompt them to download programs or malware that could ruin their computers or otherwise disrupt their web browsing experience. This means that from now on when users attempt to open a page, they will be presented with this warning in red…
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  • Carl Frampton vs Chris Avalos fight preview by BaylorIC TV’s Ingram Jones

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
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  • Boxing Special : Tyson Fury vs Christian Hammer Fight Preview by BaylorIC TV’s Ingram Jones

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    Filed under: BaylorIC Tv, Boxing, Christian Hammer, heavyweights, ingram jones, Latest Boxing News, Sports, sports blog, sports news, Tyson Fury News Tagged: BaylorIC TV, bbc sport. sky sports news, Boxing Blog, boxing news, Boxing video, British Heavyweights, Fury Boxing, fury news, Fury vs Hammer, Fury vs Kitschko, Fury vs Wilder, ingram jones, Ingram Jones 2015, Tyson Fury 2015, Tyson Fury Feb 28th, Tyson Fury News, Tyson fury next fight, Tyson Fury next opponent, Tyson Fury Video, Tyson Fury vs Christian Hammer

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Julius Jackson would travel to the UK to face James DeGale for IBF Vacant Title

    20 Feb 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Unbeaten hard hitting Julius “The Chef” Jackson, son of the legendary puncher and 2 time world champion Julian Jackson spoke to BaylorIC TV’s Ingram Jones about the upcoming fight between Golvokin and Murray. Jackson who hails from the Virgin Islands is chief sparring partner and knows only too well how good the man known as GGG actually is. In this interview you will hear about how sparring sessions have been, how JJ felt making his debut on Showtime, prediction on how GGG will cope with the size and strength of Martin Murray and reveals to BaylorIC TV his own world title…
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  • Re-monopolizing China's Industry

    Gordon G. Chang
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    The recent completion of two government-directed mergers in China’s energy and manufacturing sectors and other mergers now in the making suggest Beijing is reversing two decades of reform intended to make Chinese industry more efficient and competitive in local and global markets. The ongoing effort is certain to fail in the long term. As reported by the Wall Street Journal last week, Beijing is contemplating two mergers of state oil giants: the China National Petroleum Corporation with China Petrochemical Corporation, better known as Sinopec,and China National Offshore Oil Corporation with…
  • Hong Kong Protests Traders from China

    Gordon G. Chang
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    On Sunday, more than a hundred protesters—most of them young—mobbed New Town Plaza, a mall in the Sha Tin District of Hong Kong. There, they clashed with shoppers and hounded tourists from mainland China. Police tussled with the demonstrators, wielded batons, used pepper spray, and made arrests during the second consecutive Sunday of demonstrations against “parallel traders,” individuals buying goods in Hong Kong and lugging them across the border to China. On February 8th, there were similar protests in Tuen Mun, an area also close to the China border. For years, residents of…
  • Will Japan Flex Its Naval Power in South China Sea?

    Gordon G. Chang
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    In a startling interview with Reuters, Admiral Robert Thomas, commander of the US Seventh Fleet, said that America would welcome Japan patrolling the South China Sea, south of the Japanese islands and far beyond the country’s current area of operations. Tokyo has no current plans to send planes and ships into that body of water, but Beijing, which aggressively patrols there, is already upset. “I think that JSDF operations in the South China Sea make sense in the future,” Thomas said, using the acronym for the Japan Self-Defense Forces. The admiral’s comment signaled Japan would soon…
  • An Ominous Chinese Military Parade

    Gordon G. Chang
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:53 am
    Everyone loves a parade. And, evidently, no one more so than General Secretary Xi Jinping. The Chinese ruler has scheduled a grand military procession through the heart of Beijing in early September. The news of the parade, carried in state and Communist Party media but still not officially confirmed, was unexpected and suggests China will continue to move in dangerous directions. There have been 14 military parades in the history of the People’s Republic of China. Eleven occurred between 1949 and 1959, during the era of founder and tyrant Mao Zedong. His first three successors—Deng…
  • Improving India-US Relations Unnerves Beijing

    Gordon G. Chang
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Chinese state media both denigrated President Obama’s historic trip to New Delhi this week and excoriated American policy in what appears to be a concerted effort to undermine US-Indian ties.  On Monday, an American leader attended Republic Day celebrations in the Indian capital for the first time ever, and Obama became the first US president to visit India twice while in office.  Beijing was obviously concerned, putting forward two broad themes across its media platforms. First, Xinhua News Agency, in a commentary titled “US, India Unlikely on Same Page,”referred to “the…
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  • ISIS' Next Target

    Michael J. Totten
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:34 pm
    ISIS has announced that Lebanon will be the next state to fall under the sway of its “caliphate.” According to Beirut's Daily Star newspaper, the only reason ISIS hasn't attacked yet in force is because they haven't decided on the mission's commander. The Lebanese army is one of the least effective in the Middle East—and that's saying something in a region where the far more capable Syrian and Iraqi armies are utterly failing to safeguard what should be their own sovereign territory. So France is going to send a three billion dollar package of weapons to Lebanon and the Saudis are going…
  • Egypt Unites Against ISIS

    Michael J. Totten
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:39 pm
    The Libyan branch of ISIS massacred 21 Egyptian Christians over the weekend. A knife-wielding executioner frog-marched the bound and blind-folded captives to a beach in front of a camera, said “safety for you crusaders is something you can only wish for,” and cut off their heads. The Egyptian government responded at once and attacked ISIS positions in the city of Derna near the border with at least two waves of air strikes. Egyptian Christians in Libya are hardly “crusaders.” Like Mexican migrant workers in the US, they’re leaving desperate conditions back home and looking for jobs.
  • No Proxy War Against Russia

    Michael J. Totten
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:32 am
    Senator Ted Cruz thinks the United States should arm Ukraine so it can beat Russian-backed separatists in the east. As much as we’d love to help plucky Ukraine resist the giant bear to the north—and we have a solid precedent under our belts—it’s a terrible idea. Backing the Mujahideen against the Soviet Union during its occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s worked smashingly well. Moscow learned the hard way that it could no longer project enough hard power to shield its vassal states from local uprisings and everything fell apart almost instantly. Afghanistan was hardly the only…
  • ISIS Meets Steel

    Michael J. Totten
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:07 pm
    The idea that what happens in Syria stays in Syria is as dead as Saddam Hussein, but ISIS is meeting steel as it expands.  The Lebanese army is facing as many as 3,000 fighters in the Anti-Lebanon Mountains along the Syrian border and Nicholas Blanford reports a war of attrition is taking place there. In late January the army “roasted” ISIS with artillery, according to a military advisor he spoke to, then picked up “the smoking remains.” Meanwhile, the Jordanian air force flew devastating sorties over the Islamic State’s “capital” of Raqqa in Syria yesterday to retaliate for…
  • Moscow is Still Churlish About the Loss of East Germany

    Michael J. Totten
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:45 pm
    The Russian government is considering a proposal to condemn the “annexation” of East Germany by West Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Even Vladimir Putin knows the only reason East Germany ever existed as a separate political entity is because the Russians occupied it an imposed a totalitarian puppet regime on its subjects. The Russians are just mad that the rest of the world won’t recognize their annexation of Crimea in Ukraine, and Germany has been their favorite Euro punching bag since Hitler invaded the Motherland.  Walter Russell Mead explained Putin’s psychology…
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    Alexander J. Motyl's blog

  • Why Russia Will Lose in Ukraine

    Alexander J. Motyl
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:39 am
    So who’s winning the war in eastern Ukraine—Russia or Ukraine? The answer is not as simple as it might seem, because victory means different things for each side. A Russian victory could take one of two forms: territorial expansion into large parts of southeastern Ukraine or the imposition on Ukraine of disadvantageous peace terms. Or it could take both forms. But neither has happened, and neither is likely to happen. Anything short of such a victory amounts to a defeat for Russia. Having destroyed the Russian economy, transformed Russia into a rogue state, and alienated Russia’s allies…
  • Trusting or Containing Putin?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    Now that the first step toward a negotiated settlement of the Russo-Ukrainian war may have been reached in Minsk, the question of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reliability as a negotiating partner should be on everyone’s mind. In a word, can he be trusted with anything? The answer, unfortunately, is no—for several important reasons. First, by invading and annexing the Crimea, Putin violated the 1994 Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, in which Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom agreed to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity in exchange for Ukraine’s…
  • The Case for Arming Ukraine

    Alexander J. Motyl
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    No one could make the case against supplying weapons to Ukraine better than my good friend Rajan Menon, a professor of political science at City College of New York. So, if his best shot falls short, then it’s safe to say that there is no sound argument against America’s provision of military hardware to Ukraine. That best shot appeared last week as an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times. And it falls far short of what it sets out to be—a persuasive critique of a report released by the Atlantic Council, the Brookings Institution, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs that argues for US…
  • Putin's War on Civilians Defines Terrorism

    Alexander J. Motyl
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is rapidly cementing his reputation as a sponsor of terrorism in Ukraine. One could, with some stretch of the imagination, have qualified the earlier violence perpetrated by his proxies in eastern Ukraine as mere “separatism.” In a blog post on April 14, 2014, however, I suggested that it qualified as terrorism, and that Putin’s Russia was therefore a state sponsor of terrorism. I then provided the definition of terrorism found in Section 2656f(d) of Title 22 of the United States Code: (1) the term “international terrorism” means terrorism involving…
  • Free Nadia Savchenko!

    Alexander J. Motyl
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Vladimir Putin’s star political prisoner—Nadia Savchenko—is a 34-year-old Ukrainian helicopter pilot who served with a volunteer battalion in eastern Ukraine this summer and was taken prisoner by Putin’s proxies. She was subsequently charged with abetting the deaths of two Russian journalists who died in an artillery exchange between Ukrainian and Russian forces. Currently imprisoned in Moscow, Savchenko has been on a hunger strike since December 13, 2014. Needless to say, her life is in danger. On January 9th, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki called for Savchenko’s…
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    Ziad K Abdelnour

  • The Federal Reserve’s True Agenda and how to deal with it

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:48 am
    Following up on my blog of July 15, 2010 entitled “Why Reshaping the Federal Reserve is today an Absolute Must”  I thought I’d share these thoughts with you, demonstrating the Federal Reserve’s true agenda in the economy today, and why reshaping the Fed is again needed more than ever at this juncture of our country’s economic history.   In fact, contrary to popular belief, I frankly believe that the Fed has spent the last two decades creating the illusory “wealth effect” in people’s minds; knowing very well that what they do has no direct effect on the economy. If you…
  • Can we separate Economics and Politics?

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:32 am
    Some people criticize the injection of politics into economic discussions.   But economic historians tell us that economists used to understand and accept that economics is wholly interrelated with politics, and that politics affects our economy.   They note that modern economists have artificially tried to somehow separate the two, like Descartes tried to separate the mind from the body.   Indeed, the father of modern economics – Adam Smith – talked a lot about politics in relation to economics.   For More: Can we separate Economics and Politics? Thank You, The post…
  • America Tear down the wall before it’s too late

    19 Feb 2015 | 5:14 am
    I am afraid America makes less sense every day.   Little children are randomly slaughtered in their schoolrooms. Predator drones roam the skies over foreign countries exterminating bad guys, along with innocent women and children (collateral damage when it occurs in a foreign country). Drugged up mentally ill kids with no hope and no future live lives of secluded quiet desperation until they snap. Ignorant, government educated, welfare dependent drones with no self respect or respect for others, assault, kill and rob within their government created urban ghettoes.   Sociopaths who…
  • Things about being Wealthy

    17 Feb 2015 | 6:12 am
    I am often asked what is it to be wealthy that most people don’t know much about.   Well here are some facts that may surprise you and that you may or may not have imagined along with some tips as to how to best deal with it.   1. Being wealthy is an incredibly isolating experience. What I mean by that is you can’t really complain about your problems except within your small circle of rich friends. Otherwise, you will sound like an asshole. Even if you do, non-rich people can’t really empathize with you.   There are a few other problems associated with being rich such as…
  • How Killer Serial Entrepreneurs Operate

    16 Feb 2015 | 2:47 am
    I talk to and meet close to 500 entrepreneurs a year – from the true maverick game changers to the guys as arrogant and dumb as can be -   I believe what differentiates a killer serial entrepreneur from the rest of the crowd is frankly how they operate – no matter what product they are offering.   With around 30 year experience on Wall Street backing over 125 companies worth in aggregate over 10 billion dollars during the time period, I thought I’d share with you some of my thoughts in this regard.   For More: How Killer Serial Entrepreneurs Operate Thank You, The post…
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  • Cotton Candy Oreos Are On The Way

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    ... The post Cotton Candy Oreos Are On The Way appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Check Out This Food That’s Really Made Out Of Candy Hershey’s Is Making Candy Corn Bars Deep-Fried Candy Corn Exists, That Can’t Be Good Can It?
  • Adrian Peterson Has Been Reinstated By A Judge

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am
    ... The post Adrian Peterson Has Been Reinstated By A Judge appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Yasiel Puig shows off his arm Adrian Peterson says he’s playing Adrian Peterson wants to stay with the Minnesota Vikings
  • Louisville Guard Chris Jones Faces Charges Of Raping One Woman And Sodomizing Another

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    ... The post Louisville Guard Chris Jones Faces Charges Of Raping One Woman And Sodomizing Another appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Louisville Men Not Permitted by the NCAA to Go Watch the Louisville Women Play for the Women’s Title Ole Miss: NCAA Interviewed Five-Star Chris Jones About His Recruitment, According to Report Louisville went down to Central Florida
  • Baseball News: Josh Hamilton Relapse, Nick Markakis, David Ortiz, Mark Teixeira

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:48 am
    ... The post Baseball News: Josh Hamilton Relapse, Nick Markakis, David Ortiz, Mark Teixeira appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Prince Harry Played Baseball With Mark Teixeira Which Meant the BBC Had to Explain Baseball to England David Ortiz attacks the dugout phone Mark Teixeira Took a Pretty Hard Jab at A-Rod During a Charity Event
  • Florida State Freshman Xavier Rathan-Mayes Scored 30 Points In Under 5 Minutes

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:58 am
    ... The post Florida State Freshman Xavier Rathan-Mayes Scored 30 Points In Under 5 Minutes appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Florida State is 22-Point Favorites Over Miami Xavier Henry throws down the best dunk of the NBA season Grinnell College’s Jack Taylor scored 109 points Sunday in a 173-123 victory over Crossroads College. He scored 138 in game last season
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    1Push Naija

  • 3 Women Killed As Customs Knocks Bus Off Highway

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    Nigerian Entertainment News Three ladies between the ages of 25 and 30 years died Thursday afternoon after the hummer bus in which they were travelling was knocked off the Lagos-Benin highway by an operational vehicle driven by operatives of the Nigerian Customs Service. READ ALSO: Customs Clash With Smugglers Leaving Two Dead The commuter bus with registration number EDO … The post 3 Women Killed As Customs Knocks Bus Off Highway appeared first on Nigerian Entertainment News And Naija News. Nigerian celebrity Scandal News …Read More Via:: ENTERTAINMENTNEWS.COM.NG The post 3 Women…
  • Photos: Mercy Johnson, Ramsey Nouah Stun In London

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
    Pictures courtsey of CNDT Photography Mercy Johnson is a Nigerian actress who made her acting debut in the movie, “The Maid” in which she played the role of a possessed house help. Follow NAIJ.COM on Twitter! – Sell phones, cars, clothes, furniture to real people Write review and get real money – The post We told you of Mercy Johnson’s visit to london yesterday, well this is why she was in the Queen’s capital. She was there to attend the star-studded world premiere of ROK Studios’ Thy Will Be Done at the BFI IMAX, London, last night. Also…
  • You Need To Know Why A Police Corporal Killed A Mopol Commander In Bauchi

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    The police in Bauchi have announced that a police corporal in the state has killed a Commanding Officer of Mopol 10 of the Bauchi State Police Command. The Mopol, Superintendent Chris L. Eza was shot to death by a Corporal while on routine visit to a checkpoint along Ahmadu Bello way, Bauchi Daily Trust reports. The announcement was made known by Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the incident while speaking with newsmen in Bauchi on Friday. He said when the incident happened, “the victim was rushed to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi…
  • [Photos] There’s No Stopping Her! Toyin Aimakhu Produces 1st English Movie

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Nollywood actress/ producer, Toyin Aimakhu is on the set of her first English movie. The award winning producer who has been gathering accolades for her successful ‘Alakada’ movie which she acted in and produced is infusing some comedy into her new movie. Don’t waste money! Check best PRICES of phones, computers & electronics on Toyin Aimakhu has enlisted music talent, Tekno and Comedian Ushbebe as well as Rachael Oniga to feature in this movie. Tekno will be playing the role of Toyin’s son in the movie. More Photos Below: <img…
  • Trafficked Nigerian Girl Dies In Burkina Faso

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    A Nigerian girl who was trafficked to the West African country of Burkina Faso has been found dead barely a month after an investigative report exposed the awful conditions she and other Nigerian girls are subjected to in Ouagadougou, the › The post Trafficked Nigerian Girl Dies In Burkina Faso appeared first on Omo Dem Say . …Read More Via:: OMODEMSAY.COM The post Trafficked Nigerian Girl Dies In Burkina Faso appeared first on 1Push Naija.
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  • Michelle Branch Files Divorce From 11 Year Marriage

    Okusaga Jumoke
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment According to news from, Michelle Branch has finally filed a divorce from her husband after separating for over a year now. Branch is making it official as she ends her nearly 11 year marriage with husband, Teddy Landau. As usual, under irreconcilable differences. The documents were reportedly filed with a lawyer .. amicable we presume. The two are also working a property settlement while Michelle wants joint custody of their 9-year-old daughter, Owen Isabelle. She is currently hooking up with…
  • Christians, Jews, Muslims Hold Peace Pilgrimage In London

    Okusaga Jumoke
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:47 am - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment London (AFP) – Christians, Jews and Muslims from all walks of British life made a pilgrimage through central London on Thursday, in a show of unity against the hatred that drove recent attacks in France and Denmark. More than 100 people, including faith leaders, children and pensioners, walked in the rain from London’s main mosque at Regent’s Park to the Central Synagogue and then through the bustling crowds of Soho to Westminster Abbey. At each venue they gathered for a moment of…
  • MOVIE TRAILER – Mad Men ‘s Final Season (WATCH)

    Okusaga Jumoke
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:38 am - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment AMC finally releases the first trailer for “ Mad Men ” episodes’ final round, set to Diana Ross’ “Love Hangover.” The pictures seen in the 30-seconds trailer may imply that balmy Los Angeles will be a major setting for the “Mad Men” principles in the last seven episodes of the final season, which bow on April 5. It seem to also hint that there is a possibility of renewed sparks between Pete Campbell and Peggy Olson — a fraught relationship that is one of the series’ biggest…
  • We Won’t Provide Security For February 14 Poll Unless Its Postponed – Military

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:16 pm - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Military service chiefs have told the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] that no soldiers will be available to provide security anywhere in the country if it goes ahead with its plans to hold the presidential elections on Saturday next week because they are too busy with operations in the North East region. The commission is expected to table this position, which has created for it a huge dilemma, at meetings planned for this morning with registered political parties, civil society…
  • Man Kills Friend Over Sachet Dry Gin In Lagos

    Okusaga Jumoke
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:59 am - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Investigations are currently ongoing by the Lagos State Police on the death of 57-year-old man who was allegedly stabbed to death by his friend during a disagreement over a sachet of dry gin worth 30 Naira only. This occured in Otto community, an outskirt of Lagos. A raid spree has also been conducted by Police officers in the community twice and some people had to be roused from sleep and taken away. About 30 suspects were taken by the Police. According to reports, the victim, identified as Mr.
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  • Why the Letters of Keyboard are In 'QWERTY' form? An interesting reason

    Welby Writers
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    The keyboards are used by almost all of us. It is known as the qwerty keyboard. But have you ever thought that why the keys of a keyboard are not aligned? Why the letters of ABC are not in the arranged form? This is an article where you will find the answer to your questions of how and why the qwerty keyboard came into being. So brace yourself because we are going to take you back when the first ever typewriter was invented.The typewriter was first invented by Remington 1 and he placed the keys of ABC in it straight, one after another. There was a big problem faced by Remington because…
  • 20 Rupees Coin Released by Islamic Republic of Pakistan

    Welby Writers
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    20 Rupees PakistaniThe Government of Pakistan has officially announced that the coin of 20 rupees is manufactured and will be eligible from today onwards. It has been made to honor the long-term and friendly relationship with China and Pakistan!The government of Pakistan has announced the coin of 20 rupees which will be usable from today onwards. This coin is made to honor the long lasting relationship between China and Pakistan.  The front side of this coin is representing the “Islami Jamhuriya Pakistan " while on the back side are carved flags of Pakistan and China. The text "year of…
  • Mohammad Amir Allowed to Play Domestic Cricket

    Welby Writers
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    Mohammad AmirFinally, Mohammad Amir, the Pakistani pace bowler, who has been suffering from 5 years ban because of spot-fixing scandal, has been allowed to play domestic cricket by ICC.Mohammad Amir was found by Pakistani team in 2007 when Wasim Akram was on the talent hunt. The pace bowler soon became one of the trendiest bowlers in the cricket world. He was indulged in spot-fixing on Pakistan’s tour of England which was ending on 2nd September. When he was on his trials in the court, he hesitated a bit. But he realized what has he done and admitted his mistake. From there onwards, he was…
  • What if Google Goes down for 5 Minutes?

    Welby Writers
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    Google Went Down!Have you ever wonder what will happen if Google does not work for 5 minutes? What if Google goes down? This is a question that people may ask. We all know that Google is one of the most used things on the internet. Thinking about the server of Google become inoperable for 5 minutes rises a curiosity. We will tell you about what happens when something like this occurs. Do not worry the information is authentic just read on!In 2003, the servers of Google went down for 5 minutes and adverse effects were seen on the internet. It is reported that in these 5 minutes, the traffic of…
  • Petrol Prices Expected to Reduce for Further Rs.6.50 till 1st February

    Welby Writers
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    The petrol prices in Pakistan have been dropping down in recent times. Though there is petrol crisis going on in Pakistan but still the prices are being reduced instead of getting increased. This is because in the international market the cost of petroleum is decreasing. According to the expectations, the price of petrol per liter will be decreasing for further Rs.6.50 and will reach about Rs.70 per liter. The prices have dropped in few months from Over Rs.100 per liter to Rs. 78.60 per liter.The OGRA (Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority) has said that the summary of reduced prices has been…
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  • Liberty and the Bill of Rights

    Dave Corbin and Matt Parks
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:07 am
    The structural limitations of the Constitution have all disappeared, swallowed up by ideas like “commerce,” “general welfare,” and “necessary and proper.” The foundational document of Anglo-American constitutionalism, the Magna Carta, turns 800 years old this summer. While most important political anniversaries prove fertile ground for historical triumphalists and cynics, the fact that some are celebrating the event as the 800th birthday of modern democracy promises to make for a lively exchange: the triumphalists overstating earlier democratic commitments; the cynics…
  • FACT: LA Times slams ‘hypocrite’ liberals who slam thrifty Joni Ernst

    Mindy Astoria
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:51 am
    This article originally appeared in the LA Times. It’s hard to say what coastal liberals think is funnier: the fact that Republican Sen. Joni Ernst’s thrifty mother tied bread bags over her little girl’s feet to protect her shoes on muddy days — or the fact that Ernst comes from Iowa, where the untutored rubes do things like that. Here’s what Ernst said in her rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday: “You see, growing up, I had only one good pair of shoes. So on rainy school days, my mom would slip plastic bread bags over them to keep them dry. But I…
  • OBAMA: ‘It’s time for another tax increase, but you still love me’

    17 Jan 2015 | 11:23 pm
    President Obama plans to call for billions in tax increases on top earners including a hike in investment tax rates in order to fund new tax credits and other measures the White House claims will help the middle class. The president’s proposals also include eliminating a tax break on inheritances are a move towards pleasing the Democratic Party’s liberal base. They will be announced Tuesday night in the State of the Union address, Obama’s first to a Republican-led Congress. He will call for $320 billion in tax increases over 10 years. Aside from funding new tax credits…
  • EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Sarkozy slammed by French media for wanting to be at front in historic photo, one Pres. Obama didn’t even show up for

    Mindy Astoria
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:08 am
    The art of place is what French news media is calling into question. Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy pushed his way to the front of the processions of Heads of State on Sunday managing to drag a short time on the front line of the march. The former president rose to a place between the Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  At one point, he was only separated by one person from the current French president, François Hollande . Finally, at the solemn moment of the historical picture of the minute of silence, Nicolas Sarkozy resumed…
  • Anti-police ‘crusader’ undergoes police training…you won’t believe what happens next [VIDEO]

    12 Jan 2015 | 5:32 am
    In the wake of anti-police protests, we bring you a true story of what happens when one of the most vocal protesters, is faced with police scenarios. Jarrett Maupin, a self-proclaimed Phoenix area police protest organizer, was accustomed to shouting phrases like, ““We want his badge, we want his gun, we want his job,”that is, until he underwent a use of force training exercise with the sheriff’s department that fundamentally changed his position. Maricopa County Sherriff’s Department invited Maupin to undergo a standard training exercise that all police officers receive, where…
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  • Top 10 Best Home Cinema Projectors In 2015 Reviews

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    As an alternative to the home theater, many people choose to have a home cinema projector instead. With a great surround sound system, it will create a beautiful movie experience just like you watch in the cinema. Because this way is much easily for many families to enjoy their time watching movies together, there is an increase in the demand of the best home cinema projectors. Based on the customer reviews and the price, the top 10 best home cinema projectors in 2015 are: 1. Optoma HD26 Full 3D 1080p 3200 Lumen DLP Home Theater Projector with MHL Enabled HDMI Optoma is quite a reliable brand…
  • Top 10 Best Home Security Systems Consumer Reports In 2015 Reviews

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am
    For security reason, many houses have been equipped with camera surveillance and other home security systems. Bad incidence could happen at any time, and its result could be worst beyond expectation. That is why many families have decided to purchase and equip this to their home. By then, they could feel more secure. By the way, if you are moving into a new house soon, it is really a good idea to pick up some best home security systems to guard your house. The top 10 best home security systems are reviewed down here. You can read through for your own information. 1. Simplisafe2 Wireless Home…
  • Top 10 Best Home Gym Equipments In 2015 Reviews

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:43 am
    Exercise is very important for our health. However, not many people could have strong enough commitment to continue it. As of this modern age, everyone is very busy with their work and life. So, there is only a little time left each day for exercise. If you are to commit for a daily exercise or gym, and if you do not have enough time to go out, it is a good idea to own a home gym. By having it, you can save a lot of time, money, and you can also do it with your family. If you are looking for one, below is the review of the top 10 best home gyms in 2015. This might be of a good information to…
  • Top 10 Best Home Theater Systems In 2015 Reviews

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    If you like to watch movies a lot at home, a home theater system might be a necessity for you. Watching the movie is buying into the unique experience the movies would bring us to. And, a home theater system is something that brings us there in a more exciting experience. You will sense a complete different between watching a movie with your laptop and home theater. And, if we look on the market, some of them are very nice home theater systems. Below is the review list of the top 10 best home theater systems you may like. 1. Onkyo HT-S3500 660 Watt 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker/Receiver…
  • Top 10 Best Wireless Gaming Mouses Under $100 In 2015 Reviews

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    Many people including me are the fans of the computer games. It bring us great entertainment and excitement. However, a great gaming experience can be best without a nice mouse. You might have seen many gaming mouses on the market. However, if you are looking for the best wireless gaming mouses, below are the top 10 products which have received popularity. You might find your most favorite one here. 1. Logitech G700s 910-003584 Rechargeable Gaming Mouse The first and best wireless gaming mouse to consider is the Logitech G700s. It has a great stylish design, and its performance is well…
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  • US pledges to address security threats & terrorism in Nigeria

    20 Feb 2015 | 2:12 am
    According to reports, the United States has pledged to help Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and largest oil producer, to address security threats and act of terrorism in the country. The United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, said US would be fighting side-by-side with Nigeria in the war against the Islamist terrorists, Boko Haram. […]
  • Nigeria government cancels its military training by the United States

    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

    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!”

    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

    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 […]
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  • IS militants smash ancient statues to rubble in Iraq’s Mosul

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:55 am
    London : A new video released by the Islamic State (IS) shows militants destroying statues housed in a museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul using sledgehammers and drills. The footage showed men clad in clack pushing over statues and smashing them with one of them declaring the artefacts “false idols.” Another militant in the video is shown drilling through an idol that appears to be a stone winged-bull Assyrian protective deity, dating back to the 9th Century BC, reported the BBC. The clip also showed statutes being destroyed at an archaeological site known as the Nergal Gate. Analysts…
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 86 Indian fishermen

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:26 am
    Colombo: The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested 86 Indian fishermen for poaching, an official said Friday. Navy spokesman Indika Silva said the fishermen were arrested overnight in the northern seas and their boats were also seized, Xinhua reported. Earlier this week, India had arrested 19 Sri Lankan fishermen on the charges of trespassing into Indian waters but they were later freed. After the new Sri Lankan government led by President Maithripala Sirisena took office, it released 81 Indian fishing boats while India also released six Sri Lankan fishermen and 17 boats as a goodwill gesture.
  • Boat capsizes off Macau, 15 people missing

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:40 am
    Beijing: A suspected people-smuggling boat carrying 19 people capsized off the Chinese territory of Macau on Friday, leaving 15 people missing, the Macau government and Chinese state media said. Those aboard included the captain, two crew members and 16 suspected illegal immigrants, China’s official Xinhua News Agency said. Four people swam to safety, all of whom were from mainland China, Xinhua said. The Macau government’s information bureau said in a statement that the marine authorities had been notified that a ship had sunk at 5:50 am local time. It said the boat had been…
  • Indian-origin man faces jail for photographing underage boy

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:27 am
    Singapore: A 41-year-old Indian-origin man in Singapore is facing 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to charges of arranging a minor’s sexual tryst with a part-time model and photographing them in a hotel room. The IT specialist pleaded guilty in a district court yesterday and would be sentenced on March 10 this year, The Straits Times reported. The accused, who cannot be named for legal reasons, faces 10 years in jail and a fine. The minor, who is a Chinese national and was then 15-years-old, had responded to an online advertisement seeking an “extra man” in sexual…
  • Darul Uloom Haqqania students involved in Benazir killing

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:47 am
    Islamabad: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan was informed Thursday that students of Darul Uloom Haqqania in Akora Khattak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were involved in the murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, media reported. The seminary administration, however, denied having any connection with the suspects, Dawn online reported. The hearing of Benazir murder case headed by Justice pervez Ismail was held at the ATC special court established inside Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi. Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Peshawar Inspector Naseer Ahmed and Sub-Inspector Adnan…
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  • Top 10 Misconceptions About Bible

    alex noudelman
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:24 am
    Here are ten misconceptions about the Bible that you should forget and remove from your head:   10. Adam and Eve Contrary to popular belief, Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden not because they ate the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, but in order to prevent them from eating from the tree of life (both forbidden trees are in Genesis 2:9) which would have made them eternal. God doesn’t like competition! Here is the verse (Genesis 3:22-23):“And he said: Behold Adam is become as one of us, knowing good and evil: now, therefore, lest perhaps he put forth his…
  • Top 10 Creepiest Places To Never Visit

    alex noudelman
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:13 am
    From underground tunnels to abandoned insane asylums, here is our feature video, created by Top 10 Archives, which examines the top 10 creepiest places you should never visit.     One of the entries, The Riddle House in Florida, reminds me of the house used in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This is the house that belonged to Lord Voldemort’s paternal grandparents. In 1943, Lord Voldemort murdered them and his father for abandoning him as a child. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Lord Voldemort returned to the house and murdered the caretaker. Do you see any…
  • Top 10 Strange Murder Motives

    alex noudelman
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:45 pm
    While we sometimes feel the need to “murder” another person when they get on our nerves, few of us actually act on this instinct. Among those who do, few have distinguished themselves, particularly due to the reasons that determined them to end somebody’s life. Here are ten strange murder motives worth noting. It seems you can get away with murder as long as you have a “good” reason.   10. It’s never a good idea to ignore your fans Fame does not only bring an exciting lifestyle and hundreds of thousands of followers around the world, but also unwanted stalkers who are…
  • Top 10 Ways Alcohol Influenced American Society

    alex noudelman
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:17 am
    Here is a list of ten significant ways that alcohol influenced American society. You’d be surprised as to who was more drunk than the regular American. 10. George Washington won a race for the Virginia House of Burgesses after buying gallons of liquor for voters In 1755, George Washington was just a young guy (and British soldier) who had recently become Colonel of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War, and in spite of the recent promotion, things weren’t actually going so well for him. He had just surrendered Fort Necessity (on July 4th, no less) to the French.
  • Top 10 Best Prank Apps for iOS Users

    alex noudelman
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:49 am
    April Fools is just around the corner. You always want to plan ahead because the prank has to be just right. It must be perfectly executed for it to work. Here are the Top 10 Must Have Apps for iOS users.   10. iSurprise How much does your friend love his new iPhone? Put them to a test. Go to your iTunes App Store, download the iSurprise App… Apply the spoofed cracks on your beloved iPhone, and then show your so-called friends your “broken” iPhone… If they act like they don’t care, well then — they’re not a very good friend to you, eh? Enjoy!
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  • Civil Aviation Minister says air traffic controllers’ issues being addressed

    Patrick Jones
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Manuel Heredia, Jr. Thursday, February 26, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The stand-off at the Philip Goldson International Airport between air traffic controllers and the Department of Civil Aviation appears to have simmered down. Air traffic controllers’ complaints about the management of their posts with relation to equipment, working conditions and personal and professional development for some time now expected to be resolved. However, the decision by two shifts of workers to call in sick has prompted action from the Department and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, whose Minister,…
  • Expansion to Hol Chan Marine Reserve inaugurated

    Patrick Jones
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:54 pm
    Miguel Alamilla Thursday, February 26, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Hol Chan Marine Reserve is one of the most recognized marine protected areas in Belize. It has seen some growing pains in the past months after reports that part of it was being carved out for a housing development. But that was reversed and now the Reserve has been expanded. Inauguration took place on Wednesday and manager, Miguel Alamilla said that it had been a long time coming for an important part of the Belizean ecosystem, featuring mangroves and coral formations that protect the coastline from the harsh effects of…
  • Statistical Institute reports lower prices, widening trade imbalance

    Patrick Jones
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:36 pm
    CPI statistics for January Thursday, February 26, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The first statistics for 2015 by the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) were released this week. In the area of external trade, imports rose slightly and exports fell over the previous year. Belize imported $141 million worth of goods and exported just $28.9 million. There were no crude petroleum exports for the month of January, negating rises in exports of major commodities including sugar, bananas and marine products. There was a shift away from the U.S. as main export partner toward the United Kingdom…
  • Vector control information shared in Corozal villages

    Patrick Jones
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:27 pm
    Vector Control outreach Thursday, February 26, 2015. BMG: Members of the vector Control Unit in Corozal Town, today visited with residents of San Victor and San Narciso villages in the Corozal District. The purpose of the visit was the share information with residents on how to prevent mosquito-borne dengue fever in their communities. Sharing information with children Accompanying the local Vector Control Unit in Corozal were their colleagues from the Secretaria de Salud  in Chetumal Quintana Roo, Mexico. Vector Control outreach Aside from sharing information on dengue prevention, the…
  • Government and BGYEA reach agreement through mediation

    Patrick Jones
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Nigel Petillo(President, BGYEA) Thursday, February 26, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: This morning the government of Belize and the Belize Grassroots Youth Empowerment Association, headed by President Nigel Petillo, reached agreement by mediation on a majority of issues concerning their case in the Supreme Court. The government had sued to stop the implementation of a planned project in the buffer zone or road reserve running adjacent to the community at mile 41 on the George Price Highway contending that it did not and would not give permission for such activity. Today BGYEA conceded that the…
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  • Millions of Evangelical Christians Want to Start World War III … to Speed Up the Second Coming

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Millions of Americans believe that Christ will not come again until Israel wipes out its competitors and there is widespread war in the Middle East. Some of these folks want to start a huge fire of war and death and destruction, so that Jesus comes quickly.
  • NAS committee admits in a roundabout way that chemtrail programs exist

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:39 pm
    According to new reports released by a 22-member committee from the National Academy of Sciences, “full deployment” of geoengineering aerosols to mitigate the earth’s climate and manage solar radiation intake is far too risky and needs to be restricted to “small-scale experiments”, somewhat acknowledging that programs are currently taking place, without going all-the-way. It’s a form of conditioning.
  • NC Homeless Hauled to FEMA Camps & Forced RFID Chips?

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:34 pm
    A very scary article about the homeless in North Carolina, USA: This brand new video just released by Seho Song shares more shocking news of what’s going on to North Carolina’s homeless; not only are they being ARRESTED for being HOMELESS but after being taken to FEMA camps, they are given a choice, take the RFID chip or get no benefits.
  • State Rep Jokes about Brain Damaging Vaccines

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:19 pm
    A Washington state representative joked about brain damaging vaccines last week shortly before voting to support legislation that would dismantle vaccine exemptions for children.
  • Government monitoring every aspect of your life?

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:08 pm
    'They can fly over your home and scan you inside your home' Police around the country are using more and more technologies to monitor Americans in their homes, often without probable cause, and privacy advocates warn Americans are on the verge of losing all privacy from their local governments.
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  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: India vs Pakistan Live Stream and TV Info

    Mostofa Zaman
    14 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    This is the 4th match in ICC Cricket world cup 2015. The most exciting match between India and Pakistan. Always it makes a dramatic situation. Who will win this match, this uncertain. One of the best challenging match will start tomorrow. The last ICC cricket world cup 2015 is waiting for MS Dhoni. He is the most successful captain in Indian cricket history. India cricket is fully prepared for the battle field. Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma is the key batsman in team India side. But the average bowling side makes Dhoni little tension. The last ICC cricket world cup 2015 for…
  • South Africa vs Zimbabwe: ICC 2015 World Cup Live Stream Info

    Mostofa Zaman
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:44 am
    The 3rd ICC cricket world cup 2015 between South Africa and Zimbabwe. South Africa the most favorite team in 2015 ICC world cup. AB de Villiers is the man who can do everything in this tournament. The most wanted batsman in the cricket history. Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis and David Miller is in form and they are also a huge capacity to do positive role. This is the last world cup for AB de Villiers. Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir and Morne Morkel is the crashing bowler in the world. They can a lots of capability to take wickets. Sikandar Raza Butt, Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Masakadza is the key…
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia vs England stream TV Info

    Mostofa Zaman
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
    This is the 2nd ICC cricket world cup match between Australia and England. This two teams are well prepared for this tournament. Two teams have their star players. The key payers are ready to focused and use their talent for this tournament. Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell and David warner is fully in form batsman. Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc is waiting to show their speed on pitch. On the other hand Morgan, Ali and hales is a key batsman for England side. Anderson and Broad open the bowling. Well in form payers try to give their best. Enjoy to watch this match via TV. Welcome here to…
  • Lions vs. Cowboys Live Stream TV Info

    Mostofa Zaman
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:54 am
    Lions vs. Cowboys Preview Ndamukong Suh is the main reason why Detroit has the league’s best rushing defense. Now that he’s available for the Lions, NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray’s job got that much tougher heading into his first postseason game. The NFC East-champion Dallas Cowboys rode Murray all season to produce the league’s second-best rushing attack and figure to be severely tested by Suh and Detroit’s defensive front in Sunday’s wild-card playoff game in Arlington. Suh was initially suspended for stepping on Green Bay quarterback Aaron…
  • Bengals vs. Colts Live Stream TV Info

    Mostofa Zaman
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    Bengals vs. Colts Preview The last time the Bengals won a playoff game, Boomer Esiason was under center and handing the ball off to Ickey Woods. Looking to end a postseason win drought that dates to that 1991 victory, Andy Dalton and Jeremy Hill will try to help the Bengals avenge their worst loss of 2014 when they visit the AFC South champion Indianapolis Colts for a wild-card matchup Sunday. Cincinnati (10-5-1) endured its roughest patch of the season with a loss at New England, a tie against Carolina at home and an Oct. 19 visit to Lucas Oil Stadium that ended with the team’s first…
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  • Top Must Have Books Review for Teachers to Motivate Students

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    Helping the children to understand the concept of learning is quite a hard task for the teachers. They need to spend a lot of more time and effort to be[...] The post Top Must Have Books Review for Teachers to Motivate Students appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • How to Fix Apple iOS/iPhone’s Zoom Accessibility Issue?

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:50 pm
    To solve this zoom issue, follow the steps below: If you are not able to use the iPhone with one touch or the phone is zoomed in then first thing[...] The post How to Fix Apple iOS/iPhone’s Zoom Accessibility Issue? appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • How a true leader contributes to the building of a brand

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    The world of business is such an insanely complex and fast-changing environment that there are only a few truths that still hold true and that will continue to hold true[...] The post How a true leader contributes to the building of a brand appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Full List of Oscar 2015 (87th Academy Awards) Winners and Losers

    22 Feb 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Without any delay, let’s see the winners and losers of 87th Academy Awards. Nominations and Winner for the Actor in a Supporting Role: Robert Duvall, (The Judge) Ethan Hawke, (Boyhood)[...] The post Full List of Oscar 2015 (87th Academy Awards) Winners and Losers appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • WorldXNews wishes Maha Shivaratri to Lord Shiva Devotees

    17 Feb 2015 | 4:23 am
    On this maha shivratri, we are here to provide list of websites which will provide you all the details about Maha Shivaratri. Maha Shivaratri’s Information from Wikipedia. Devotees Celebrate[...] The post WorldXNews wishes Maha Shivaratri to Lord Shiva Devotees appeared first on WorldXNews.
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  • Wacky Worm Rig

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    Wacky Worm Rig – Wacky Worm fishing is just one of the excellent new ways to rig a soft plastic. Bass can be really scary in superficial water, specifically clear shallow water. When done appropriately, also a bass that has actually seen you WILL CERTAINLY take a wacky worm rig. It is genuinely fantastic. Ever take kids bass fishing? They usually do the fishing and also you have a tendency to their requirements. This is a wonderful self-confidence contractor approach for youngsters! They will capture fish as well as you will be able to fish also! A few straightforward suggestions like…
  • Flower Delivery KL

    18 Feb 2015 | 6:22 am
    Flower Delivery KL – Purchasing flowers from on-line flower stores is as very easy as a youngsters play. Several online flower delivery stores offer a huge selection of fresh flowers for those who intend to acquire on the Internet. Exactly what is more, many online stores help you in finding your individual expression when they deliver your blossoms, by including greeting cards with an unique message printed on them. Flower delivery can be actual fun, as the flower sector helps the individual, but it has actually furthermore spread as a large business in wholesale and retail sales.
  • Premium Gift Malaysia

    18 Feb 2015 | 4:10 am
    Premium Gift Malaysia – The term ‘Premium’ itself propose of a glitterati gifting array. Gifting has no longer been limited to individuals or companies, neither has it been limited to geographical and national borders. As times have transformed, so has the idea of gifting. Premium gifts are given aims to leave a long-term perception on folks. It accommodates cream of the crop and is made use of to make the recipient feel appreciated. These gifts aid build faith as well as a healthy and balanced business relationship with the customer as well as partners alike. Premium gifts…
  • Gift Voucher Malaysia

    18 Feb 2015 | 2:40 am
    Gift Voucher Malaysia – No time to head out buying to acquire some gifts for your close friends and also other liked ones, or you are perplexed on what to obtain? Quit stressing & start going shopping gift vouchers online! Gift vouchers make best gift idea for any one! Vast array of gift vouchers are available in the web, and also you can send the one you decide on, in addition to a personal message to your dear ones. Offer a shocking shock to the unique someone by gifting him a valuable voucher. Using a gift voucher the recipient can buy his favourite rewards, while getting…
  • KFC Voucher Malaysia

    17 Feb 2015 | 2:48 am
    KFC Voucher Malaysia – Their grilled chicken is a delicious and healthy solution for the consumers. The numerous kinds of Kentucky Fried Chicken vouchers are offered in the hotel and the dining establishments today’s would certainly give a really much valuable to the consumers who could carve for the preference of food. The range mail box is the one they provides. This meal includes a box of popcorn chicken, a drumstick, a crispy strip with 2 sides, a biscuit and also a huge soft drink. It is excellent for an outing. Several of the KFC Voucher Malaysia are readily available for…
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    News With Chai

  • A Small Body Of Determined Spirits …

    Dr. Arun Kurhe
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    “Don’t turn your face away.  Once you’ve seen, you can no longer act like you don’t know. Open your eyes to the truth. It’s all around you. Don’t deny what the eyes to your soul have revealed to you. Now that you know, you cannot feign ignorance. Now that you’re aware of the problem, you … Continue reading →
  • Consolidating Efforts To Prevent Disasters

    News With Chai
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:53 am
    Background Disasters, emergencies, and catastrophes can be classified as manmade and natural, which can occur anytime. Disaster is a term that is used to define incidents such as floods, hurricane, earthquake, wild fires and many more, hence each nation should work to ensure that incidents like these be prevented depending upon their geographical location. If … Continue reading →
  • Go Places With ‘Where Art Thou?’ The New Meeting App From India

    News With Chai
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:42 am
    We have often seen people losing their cool when it comes to meeting someone. We often get irritated when we do not know where the other person is, we get frustrated when we have to call people multiple times to know where they are, we grumble about the mobile balance we waste at these times, … Continue reading →
  • US Prez Visit To India: Upshots For Indian Education Sector

    News With Chai
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:13 pm
    The Bonhomie of the U.S. President visiting India has just got over and the Indian diaspora is still busy in deducing the gains and future consequences of the tour. Although, MHRD has already tried to substantiate the outcomes by releasing series of announcements for increased research collaborations and inter-university student exchanges programs, but these practices … Continue reading →
  • Mirror, Mirror On The Wall…

    Anil B Jadhav
    7 Feb 2015 | 1:03 am
    Few team members from ‘News With Chai’ walked through the muddy and dark roads of Arjan Garh. Its on the way to Gurgaon. We wanted to meet a person known to us for her women empowerment efforts in that area. On our way we saw a government school which we heard runs in two shifts; one shift … Continue reading →
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  • Glee: Naya Rivera está grávida

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    A atriz Naya Rivera que interpreta a personagem lésbica Santana em Glee, está grávida de seu primeiro filho com o marido, Ryan Dorsey. O casal firmou seus laços matrimoniais em Julho do ano passado, em uma cerimônia secreta no México, eles se conheceram apenas algumas semanas antes de casarem. Anteriormente, a atriz estava noiva de Big Sean, que agora é o atual namorado de Ariana Grande. Naya, tem 28 anos de idade, e Ryan, 31, a notícia vem poucos dias depois do último episódio de Glee ser filmado. Os fãs da atriz podem acompanhá-la em um novo papel na série da Lifetime…
  • João Pessoa: Abertas inscrições para o curso Mulheres Conectadas

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    Estão abertas a partir desta terça-feira, dia 24 de janeiro, as inscrições para o curso Mulheres Conectadas, estão disponíveis gratuitamente 780 vagas, e o curso que terá início no dia 6 de março, nas 27 Estações Digitais espalhadas por toda a capital paraibana; A iniciativa é da Prefeitura Municipal de João Pessoa (PMJP), através da Secretaria Extraordinária de Políticas Públicas para as Mulheres (SEPPM) em parceria com a Secretaria de Ciência e Tecnologia (Secitec). As inscrições também terminam no dia 6 de março e serão feitas nas estações, com mulheres, a partir…
  • Globo anuncia inscrições para o The Voice Kids

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    Em breve a Rede Globo anunciará a estreia do programa The Voice Kids, que reunirá os talentos musicais infantis de todo o país. Serão aceitas crianças de 9 a 15 anos de idade, além de ter o seu nome divulgado em rede nacional,  o vencedor ainda ganhará o prêmio do programa que é de R$ 250 mil. Para mostrar seu talento musical a todo o Brasil, na primeira temporada do programa é preciso gravar um vídeo, mostrando sua arte com naturalidade. Porém, há algumas regras,   que podem ser vistas no regulamentos do programa. Os participantes do The Voice Kids deverão ser representados…
  • Sobre apedrejar ônibus

    Willamys Guthyers
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Nenhum ato de vandalismo deve ser defendido e sabemos que esses atos em nada mudam a realidade social, na verdade só colocam em risco as vidas das pessoas que utilizam o transporte público. Em João Pessoa, Capital da Paraíba, atos de apedrejamento de ônibus estão ocorrendo, um deles deixou várias pessoas feridas, incluindo o motorista que teve que ser levado ao hospital de trauma para cirurgia. O ato é simplesmente condenável, mas ninguém se pergunta sobre o real motivo para que as pessoas estejam apedrejando os ônibus. Vários são os fatores que levam as pessoas a cometerem esse…
  • Folião terá ônibus a cada 20 minutos para o Conde e Jacumã

    12 Feb 2015 | 11:39 am
    Muitas pessoas de João Pessoa gostam de curtir o carnaval em Jacumã e no Conde, os foliões que se deslocarem para o município para acompanhar as atrações carnavalescas ou mesmo para aproveitar as praias do litoral Sul da Paraíba, terão um motivo a mais para escolher esse roteiro nos dias de carnaval. A empresa Santa Maria, que atua nas linhas para o Conde e Jacumã, montou um esquema especial de transporte que começa a ser executado no sábado, dia 14 de fevereiro e só termina na quarta-feira de cinzas (18). Nesse período, a população terá ônibus disponíveis a cada 20…
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    The Most Politically Incorrect Blog On Earth

  • Jeffrey Dorfman: ‘Economy Facing Marginal Tax Rate of 67 Percent’ Under Obama’s Budget

    David Malone
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:08 pm
    By Dan Weil via Newsmax University of Georgia economist Jeffrey Dorfman is none too enamored with the budget President Obama proposed Monday. Obama’s budget includes a $74 billion increase in discretionary spending above the current legal baseline for spending, he writes in an article for Forbes. In addition, the Congressional Budget Office forecasts mandatory spending will rise by $220 billion in the next fiscal year and net interest expenses by $49 billion. “Thus, what President Obama is really proposing is a spending increase of $343 billion. That would be an…
  • Obama and Clinton Scuttle 1st Amendment for Islam

    David Malone
    1 Feb 2015 | 9:34 pm
    By Bob Bennett    Reprinted from There’s a new ailment going around the White House, which has puzzled many. White House figures suddenly are incapable of uttering words like  “radical” or “extremism” adjacent to words like “Islam” or “Muslim.” In the White House Briefing Room on January 13th, Mara Liasson asked Josh Earnest: “…the leader of France… has put a name on this ideology, which he calls “radical Islam.” You have bent over backwards to not ever say that. There must be a reason….” “And I guess I am doing my best to try to…
  • What Is The Legitimate Role Of Government In A Free Society?

    David Malone
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    In 1792, Congressman James Madison, the acknowledged Father of the Constitution, had this to say about  a Congressional Appropriation to assist French refugees. He said “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that Article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” As author of 26 of The Federalist Papers and from the title “Father of the Constitution” that was bestowed upon James Madison, we have to assume that he knew as well, if not better than anyone, what the original intent…
  • What Barack Obama Could Learn From Calvin Coolidge

    David Malone
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:27 pm
    I recently began a rather in-depth study of our 30th president, Calvin Coolidge. I have long been an admirer of his small government policies and laissez-faire approach to the economy. I knew he was Ronald Reagan’s favorite president, and as Reagan is definitely the greatest president in my lifetime, I thought I’d dig deeper and see why Reagan was so enamored with ‘Silent Cal,’ who was without a doubt America’s most underrated president. It didn’t take long to realize that Coolidge was much different from those who have aspired to the presidency in the…
  • Obama’s 2015 SOTU Address vs. Reagan’s 1987 SOTU

    David Malone
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:21 pm
      Over the years there have probably been more lies told at our yearly State of the Union addresses than in all the nations courtrooms and barrooms combined. The SOTU is really nothing more than a chance for the president to extol the prosperity, unity, safety and near utopia he has brought to his subjects and how the next year will be even better. Bearing this in mind, I would like now to compare Barak Obama’s 2015 SOTU address to Ronald Reagan’s 1987 speech, since they had both been in office for six years. Believe it or not there are some similarities and they appear…
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