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  • Beijing at the Corner of Desperation and Panic

    Gordon G. Chang's blog
    Gordon G. Chang
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:20 am
    Monday, China Central Television, the state broadcaster, carried the “confession” of a weary Wang Xiaolu. The journalist from Caijing Magazine, a prominent financial publication, admitted to adding his “own subjective judgment” to information he obtained “through private channels” about the central government’s stock rescue plan. Wang’s crime, in Beijing’s eyes, was to pen a July 20th article stating that the China Securities Regulatory Commission was considering halting intervention in the Chinese stock market. Since early July, the central government had been buying blue…
  • Police find fingerprint match in Bangkok bombing investigation

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    Asian Correspondent
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:28 am
    Police prepare to transport bombing suspect to Bangkok after he was caught attempting to cross the border into Cambodia. Image via Twitter. Thai police say the fingerprints of a foreign man arrested at Thailand’s border with Cambodia match those they found on a bottle containing bomb-making material. The bottle was among many items seized during a raid Saturday of an apartment on the outskirts of Bangkok where another suspect was arrested as part of the investigation into the deadly Aug. 17 bombing at the Erawan shrine. Both suspects are being interrogated by the military and have not…
  • Family says they were victims of a hate crime on recent camping trip

    2 Sep 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Last weekend, a family claims they were subjected to a hate crime while they were vacationing at Rollins Lake in Nevada County. Everything started out fine at the family camping trip. “Have fun on the lake, we pitched the tents, we bring the food, we cook the ribs,” Kanisha Allen recalled. But then another family came to the campsite next to theirs on Friday, and things went downhill. “Some of the other campers from the rowdier group were just staring over and making racial comments,” she said. Although the family tried to ignore the behavior, one man in the group…
  • 4 women charged with attack on McDonald's worker

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:07 pm
    (Smoking Gun) Police have charged a quartet of women in connection with an attack last week on a 16-year-old McDonald’s employee who was pulled through a drive-thru window and beaten outside the Louisiana restaurant. As seen above, video of the attack was shot by a passenger in a vehicle that pulled up Wednesday night to the drive-thru window at the McDonald’s in LaPlace, a city about 25 miles west of New Orleans. The clip surfaced online days after the August 26 incident. Police today announced the arrest of Kailin Holland, 17, for felony battery. Pictured at right, Holland, who is…
  • Teen paralyzed in swimming accident walks again

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    2 Sep 2015 | 8:25 pm
    "He's a superstar," says doctor who once thought the odds of recovery were almost non-existent
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  • WorldViews: Russia removes Western detergents from supermarkets

    Julia Smirnova
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    It looks as if Russian authorities are trying to outperform one another in their campaign against all things Western. They have burned Dutch flowers, bulldozed cheese of unknown origin, and destroyed apples and carrots. On Tuesday, they came for Western-brand detergents.Read full article >>
  • Panda cub dies at National Zoo after frantic six-hour effort to save its life

    Michael E. Ruane, Julie Zauzmer
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:23 pm
    The keepers knew almost as soon as they carried the giant panda cub from its mother Wednesday in a cooler filled with warm towels that something was wrong.Even though the 4-day-old cub had seemed fine and had spent the night with the National Zoo’s female giant panda, Mei Xiang, it was clear that something had changed. The cub was lethargic, less vocal, and seemed to have trouble breathing.Read full article >>
  • Retired generals and admirals urge Congress to reject Iran nuclear deal

    Carol Morello
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    A group of nearly 200 retired generals and admirals sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement, which they say threatens national security.The letter is the latest in a blizzard of missives petitioning Congress either to support or oppose the agreement with Iran, which would lift sanctions if Iran pared back its nuclear program. Letters have come from ad hoc groupings of rabbis, nuclear scientists, arms-control and nonproliferation experts — and now, retired senior military officers, many of whom have worked in the White House during various…
  • Possible Biden run puts Obama fundraising network on high alert

    Matea Gold
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:11 pm
    The possibility that Vice President Biden may jump into the 2016 presidential campaign is convulsing the network of wealthy Democrats that financed President Obama’s two White House bids, galvanizing fundraisers who are underwhelmed by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s performance.Read full article >>
  • Dow soars more than 600 points, ending a six-day losing streak

    Jonnelle Marte, Emily Rauhala
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:29 pm
    The Dow Jones industrial average soared more than 600 points Wednesday, snapping a six-day losing streak and notching its third-largest daily point gain.The Dow, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index and the Nasdaq all climbed close to 4 percent. For the Dow and the S&P 500, it was the strongest percentage gain since November 2011.Read full article >>
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  • Remembering China’s Forgotten WWII Veterans (10 photos)

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:58 am
    On September 3, China will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender and the end of World War II. Back then, the Chinese forces were composed of a tense alliance between the ruling Kuomintang Nationalists (KMT) and members of Mao Zedong’s Communist Party of China (CPC), who had been fighting a civil war since 1927. KMT soldiers suffered the lion’s share of casualties, with deaths and injuries counted in the millions. Shortly after the end of WWII, China’s civil war flared up again, continuing until Mao established the People’s Republic of China in…
  • Selfie Sticks Extend Their Reach (28 photos)

    31 Aug 2015 | 11:09 am
    The use of a stick to hold a camera at a distance for a self-portrait is not a new phenomenon, but the popularity of the new breed of extendable selfie stick has exploded over the past two years. Multiple companies are producing varied versions of the device, tailored mostly to smartphone users. These sometimes-unwieldy extenders have been labeled as nuisances by some, especially in crowded public spaces, and have been banned in many museums, stadiums, and theme parks. Collected here are recent images of selfie sticks in use around the world, from high in the sky above China to the shores of…
  • Photos of the Week: 8/22-8/28 (35 photos)

    28 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    Hikers on a moonlit night in Mexico, Homer Simpson calls for calm at a protest in Chile, Kumbh Mela in India, a massive ball pit in Washington, D.C., Usain Bolt taken down by a Segway in China, a squirrel monkey riding a capybara in Japan, a conference of Furry enthusiasts in Germany, and much more. The shock wave of a T-38C supersonic jet flying over the Mojave Desert in California is seen in an undated NASA schlieren image released on August 25, 2015. Researchers used NASA-developed image processing software to remove the desert background, then combined and averaged multiple frames to…
  • Syria’s Children (35 photos)

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:54 am
    Four and a half years of violent conflict have destroyed entire regions of Syria. Neighborhoods have been smashed by shelling and government barrel bombs, and towns have been seized by rebels and ISIS militants, then retaken by government troops, killing hundreds of thousands and injuring even more. The United Nations now estimates that more than 4 million Syrians have become refugees, forced to flee to neighboring countries or Europe. Caught in the middle of all this horror are the children of Syria, relying on parents who have lost control of their own lives and are now being forced to make…
  • 20 Years Ago This Week: A Look Back at 1995 (35 photos)

    26 Aug 2015 | 11:11 am
    Twenty years ago this week, Microsoft launched its Windows 95 operating system, which would go on to sell tens of millions of copies in its first year alone. At that same time, the 1995 World Aerobic Championships were taking place in San Diego, Michael Jackson participated in his first “online chat,” T.V. news was covering the O.J. Simpson trial, a 19-year-old Tiger Woods won the U.S. Amateur Championship, Moscow opened its fifth McDonald’s restaurant, and a lot of other events were happening. Collected here are news images from the last week in August, 1995, 20 years ago…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Ooh la la! 100 years of lingerie [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Seeing what was in vogue over the last 100 years isn't hard if you've got a bunch of old family photos laying around, though this particular aspect of fashion isn't generally what Grandma put in the album. The post Ooh la la! 100 years of lingerie [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • People got really mad at Jimmy Kimmel for his response to YouTube gaming [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Let this be a social media lesson to everyone: gamers make up a powerful community, and they mobilize quickly. Jimmy Kimmel learned this the hard way. First, he dissed gamers on his show. Then he read their angry comments, which only annoyed the gaming community more. The post People got really mad at Jimmy Kimmel for his response to YouTube gaming [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Man saves family, BBQ ribs from house fire [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Heroism is more than courage in the face of danger, more than being in the right time at the right place––it's also being willing to take on additional danger for the sake of the greater good. This man is a true hero. Not only did he save his family from a fire, but he also saved his ribs. The post Man saves family, BBQ ribs from house fire [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to (gracefully) end a conversation [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:39 pm
    We've all been there, stuck in a conversation going nowhere, an uncomfortable place, or happens to be taking place when the bathroom finally opens up. The post How to (gracefully) end a conversation [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Incredible “Dark Knight Rises” and “Lion King” mashup [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Somehow, when you combine the Disney classic "The Lion King" with the gritty Batman remake "The Dark Knight Rises," you get this incredible mashup. Who knew "The Lion King" was so intense... The post Incredible “Dark Knight Rises” and “Lion King” mashup [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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    Radio Times

  • Ballot Talks: Pennsylvania Budget impasse

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Hour 1 Guests: Elizabeth Stelle, Stephen Herzenberg In this week’s edition of Ballot Talks: it’s the 64th day of the budget stalemate in Harrisburg. The Republican-led legislature and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf have been unable to agree on a state budget, which led has to slashes in funding, political battles, and general uncertainty. Today, we’ll be joined by ELIZABETH STELLE of the Commonwealth Foundation, and STEPHEN HERZENBERG of the Keystone Research Center to get their thoughts on the impasse and if there is room for compromise in creating a spending plan for the state.
  • Is college worth it?

    Emily Bryant
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guest: Peter Cappelli [From the Radio Times archive] Hospital financing, casino management, international tourism – these trendy college degrees are being sold to students as a surefire way to land a good job after graduation. But Wharton School management professor PETER CAPPELLI says be careful – colleges aren’t always good at predicting where future jobs will be. Cappelli has written a new book about the value of higher education and how to decide if college, a specific school or a degree is worth it. He spoke with Marty about Will College Pay Off? A Guide to the Most Important…
  • Three Perspectives on the Catholic Church & Pope Francis’ Visit to the US

    Emily Bryant
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Sister Simone Campbell, John Salveson, and Julie Chovanes Pope Francis’ visit to the United States is being celebrated by many Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the region and many have been encouraged by his humility and his willingness to engage with a variety of people. For some, his trip and the spotlight on the church have proved to be painful because of past experiences. Today we’ll hear three different takes on Pope Francis the Catholic Church, in light of his upcoming stopover in the states. Marty speaks with SISTER SIMONE CAMPBELL, the executive director of NETWORK,…
  • A conversation with actress Patricia Clarkson; Obama’s visit to Alaska

    Emily Bryant
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: Patricia Clarkson, Erica Martinson Emmy Award-winning actress PATRICIA CLARKSON joins Marty in the studio this hour. She co-stars with Ben Kingsley in the new film “Learning to Drive,” based on an essay by Katha Pollitt. Her previous work includes “Vicky Christina Barcelona”, “Lars and the Real Girl”, “The Station Agent” and the TV series “Murder One.” Then, we’ll check in with ERICA MARTINSON, Washington, DC correspondent for the Alaska Dispatch News, about President Obama’s visit to Alaska. We’ll discuss the renaming of Mt. McKinley, his message on climate…
  • Author Anna Badkhen on living among the nomads of the African savannah

    Susan Greenbaum
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guest: Anna Badkhen ANNA BADKHEN lived as a nomad for a year, embedded among the Fulani of Mali – the largest nomadic tribe in the world. She accompanied them on their annual migration across the Sahara herding cattle, selling milk and celebrating the lifecycles of wedding and births and mourning deaths. Along the way she learned about the Fulani’s first-hand knowledge of climate change, global war on terror, and the rapid urbanization that threatens the future of their tribe. Badkhen joins Marty in the studio to talk about her new book Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the…
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    NBC News Top Stories

  • President Obama's New Frontiers: Alaska, Selfies

    Chris Jansing and Kristin Donnelly
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:25 pm
    The president visiting the remote villages of Dillingham and Kotzebue in Alaska for the first time Wednesday, but also posting an online travelogue of his journey and used a GoPro to shoot it himself, selfie style.
  • At Military Parade, China Says It Will Cut 300,000 Troops

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:13 pm
    The announcement of a large troop reduction came at the opening of China's military parade celebrating China's victory over Japan at the end of WWII.
  • Former Clinton IT Staffer Plans to Plead the Fifth

    Alex Seitz-Wald and Frank Thorp V and Kristen Welker
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Bryan Pagliano's attorney said he hopes the House Benghazi committee will respect the right of his client to not answer questions.
  • Fatal Flaws? Questions Raised About Blood-Clot Filter

    Tim Sandler and Stacey Naggiar and Stephanie Gosk
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:41 pm
    At least 27 patient deaths have been associated with the Recovery blood-clot filter over the course of a decade, an NBC News investigation found.
  • Wife of Slain Illinois Police Officer: 'He Was My Hero'

    Phil Helsel
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:57 pm
    A large crowd turned out in Fox Lake, Illinois, Wednesday to honor the life of a police officer who was killed after chasing three suspects the day before — as the manhunt for the men who gunned him down continued.
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    The Conversation

  • Goths just wanna have fun – why there's a problem with the depressed stereotype

    Catherine Spooner, Reader in Literature and Culture at Lancaster University
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Laugh, it's Tim Minchin. Katy Walsh, CC BYGoths are more likely to be depressed, we’re told in a recent study that was published in The Lancet Psychiatry. You’d be forgiven for a lack of surprise – the report seems to confirm a self-evident truth that popular culture has taken for granted. The image of the Goth teenager as a depressed loner is a pervasive one. But it is not one that Goths tend to choose for themselves. Goth subculture produces images of itself that are variously glamorous, romantic, whimsical, melodramatic, erotic, mundane – and above all humorous. Why…
  • Architecture's brief love affair with psychology is overdue a revival

    Carlos Galan-Diaz, Impact Research Fellow at University of Aberdeen
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:36 pm
    London's sprouting: how plans for 230 new skyscrapers could affect the skyline HayesDavidsonThere was a time when architects and construction companies were keen to engage psychologists. This was the 1970s, an era defined by the landmark book Psychology for Architects. It spawned the whole field of environmental psychology, dedicated to understanding how people interact with the buildings and spaces around them. After a few years, however, designers lost interest – not just in the UK but across the world. We’ve now reached the point where it’s quite strange to find psychologists…
  • Organic 'computers' made of DNA could process data inside our bodies

    Marta Kwiatkowska, Professor of Computing Systems at University of Oxford
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Will we see DNA in the mainframe? PublicDomainPicturesWe invariably imagine electronic devices to be made from silicon chips, with which computers store and process information as binary digits (zeros and ones) represented by tiny electrical charges. But it need not be this way: among the alternatives to silicon are organic mediums such as DNA. DNA computing was first demonstrated in 1994 by Leonard Adleman who encoded and solved the travelling salesman problem, a maths problem to find the most efficient route for a salesman to take between hypothetical cities, entirely in DNA.
  • Lebanon's leaders abandon pragmatism as trash fills the streets

    Amalendu Misra, Senior Lecturer, Department: Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Tempers fray in Beirut. Reuters/Aziz TaherA simmering revolution of sorts is in the offing in Lebanon. People have taken to the streets to protest against the government’s inability to find a solution to the mounting trash collection problem, even going so far as to occupy a government ministry. The government remains incapable of defusing the tension, or of solving the garbage crisis, which began when a landfill site near Beirut overspilled its capacity. The state’s knee-jerk reaction to the protesters' demands has left one dead and scores injured – raising fears that we could soon see…
  • We overstate unhealthy habits in others, while being in denial about our own

    Bobby Duffy, Managing Director, Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute, Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King's College London
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Temptation. lynn.gardner/flickr, CC BY-NC-SAWhat we think others do, and what we think they approve of, are factors that have an important influence on our own behaviour. In other words, “social norms” matter. But, as a new survey shows, our perceptions about these norms are very often wrong. In fact, we tend to think the worst of other people when it comes to a range of bad behaviours, compared with what we’ll admit to ourselves, and with what actually happens. Bad behaviours This is particularly evident in our perceptions about healthy and unhealthy behaviours. We’re all too ready…
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    Big Picture

  • Globe photos of the month, August 2015

    31 Aug 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including sand art in East Boston, kayaking in Vermont, debating the Lawrence Trust Act, and Willie Nelson performing in Boston. -- By Lloyd Young Joseph Meng, 6, talked with Harvard senior Ahmee Marshall-Christensen, dressed as "Man Penguin," in Forbes Plaza at Harvard Square. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
  • 10 years after Hurricane Katrina

    27 Aug 2015 | 4:17 pm
    President Obama visited New Orleans today to mark progress the city has made before the upcoming anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the Gulf Coast 10 years ago. The category 3 storm packed 125-mile-per-hour winds, killed some 2,000 people, caused massive flooding, and was the costliest natural disaster to hit the United States. (Big Picture 2010 post ) -- By Lloyd YoungReuters photographer Carlos Barria holds a print of a photograph he took in 2005, as he matches it up at the same location 10 years later in New Orleans, La., on Aug. 17,. The print shows a woman arriving with her…
  • Track and Field World Championships 2015

    26 Aug 2015 | 2:25 am
    Elite athletes are competing at the IAAF World Athletics Championships being held in Beijing this week. Nearly 2,000 competitors from 207 countries are participating in the International Association of Athletics event -- primarily at the same stadium which hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics. -- By Lloyd YoungBrazil's Fernanda Martins competes in the qualifying round of the women's discus throw event at the IAAF World Championships at the Bird's Nest National Stadium in Beijing on Aug. 24. (Antonin Thuillier/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ferguson one year later

    25 Aug 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Demonstrators have returned to Ferguson, Mo., over the past few days to mark the first anniversary of the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Close to 100 people have been arrested since the protests started on Sunday in the St. Louis area. Included in this post are a selection of images by Reuters photographer Adrees Latif, who returned to Ferguson to gather the thoughts of people since the shooting last year. -- By Lloyd YoungMichael Brown Sr., and others pray at a memorial near the Canfield Green apartments on Aug. 8 where his son was shot dead police officer a year ago.
  • Perseid meteor shower

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:49 am
    With a new moon this week, sky gazers got the chance to be amazed by the nighttime show put on by the oldest meteor shower observed by humans. For more than 2,000 years, when fragments of the Swift-Tuttle comet pass through Earth’s atmosphere, meteors appear each August near the constellation Perseus. -- By Lloyd YoungA long exposure image showing a meteor streaking across the night sky over the ruins of the early Byzantine Christian basilica 'Red Church', dating to the late 4th and 5th century near the town of Perushtitsa some 120 km from Sofia, Bulgaria, Aug. 13. The meteor display, known…
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    Slate Articles

  • Has the Republican Establishment Created a Monster?

    Jim Newell
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Last fall, when Jeb Bush was still mulling a bid for the presidency, Bloomberg Politics reported on what was considered then—and is still considered now—Bush’s greatest advantage as a presidential candidate: His ability to separate wealthy donors from vast sums of money quickly. “Unlike his competitors,” the thinking went, “Bush could lure donors off the fence in a hurry, without undergoing a hazing trial to test skill and stability.”
  • The Culture “Bullets or Exposition” Edition

    Stephen Metcalf
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Listen to Culture Gabfest No. 363 with Stephen Metcalf, Laura Miller, and Dana Stevens with the audio player below:
  • Ted Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and the Battle of the Robot Rule

    John Dickerson
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:16 pm
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  • “Nobody Called CPS on Louis C.K.”

    Rebecca Schuman
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:05 pm
    When Slate education columnist Rebecca Schuman wrote “Baby Bird,” in which she evaluated the ethics of flipping off her daughter during naptime, she expected some negative comments. What she did not expect was people openly wishing for her and her baby to die, threats to call Child Protective Services, or a multiday flood of abuse and condemnation on her Facebook page and personal website. Here, Schuman speaks with her editor Jessica Winter about how she’s faring against the attacks, the gender dynamics of parent shaming, and the most constructive way to engage with trolls.
  • Long-Lost Friend

    Emily Yoffe
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:04 am
    As a member of Slate Plus, you’re reading this Slate story before anyone else can! This story is exclusive to Slate Plus members until Thursday at 6 a.m.
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • When Big Data Becomes Bad Data

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:24 am
    by Lauren Kirchner A recent ProPublica analysis of The Princeton Review’s prices for online SAT tutoring shows that customers in areas with a high density of Asian residents are often charged more. When presented with this finding, The Princeton Review called it an “incidental” result of its geographic pricing scheme. The case illustrates how even a seemingly neutral price model could potentially lead to inadvertent bias — bias that’s hard for consumers to detect and even harder to challenge or prove. Over the past several decades, an important tool for…
  • ‘Dark Money’ Debate: Two Views on Whether the Term is Fair Game

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:48 am
    by Cynthia Gordy As the rules around campaign finance have changed, so has our vocabulary. Yet while the term “dark money” has gone mainstream – referring to dollars flowing in from nonprofit groups that are not required to disclose their donors – there is disagreement over whether the phrase is too loaded to be used by journalists. Organizations branded with the label claim that it unfairly suggests sinister intentions. Groups advocating for more disclosure in campaign finance, however, insist it is appropriate shorthand. This week, reporter Robert Faturechi speaks…
  • Free Food and Networking: Apply For Our Diversity Mentorship Program at ONA

    1 Sep 2015 | 11:45 am
    by Sisi Wei and Ryann Grochowski Jones ProPublica and Mashable are proud to announce our first-ever Diversity Mentorship Program at the Online News Association conference in Los Angeles this year. You can apply here. Last month, ProPublica published what we’re doing to increase the diversity of our newsroom and, more broadly, investigative journalism. This breakfast is another step toward making it easier for journalists from underrepresented communities to get to know us, and forge some meaningful relationships with senior journalists and editors. Since this is our first event,…
  • The Tiger Mom Tax: Asians Are Nearly Twice as Likely to Get a Higher Price from Princeton Review

    1 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    by Julia Angwin, Surya Mattu and Jeff Larson, Read our methodology. Every year, thousands of high school students get ready for the SAT by using The Princeton Review’s test preparation services. But few, if any, realize that the prices for The Princeton Review’s online SAT tutoring packages vary substantially depending on where customers live. If they type some ZIP codes into the company’s website, they are offered The Princeton Review’s Premier course for as little as $6,600. For other ZIP codes, the same course costs as much as $8,400. One unexpected effect of the…
  • The Human Reasons Why Athletes Who Dope Get Away With It

    31 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    by David Epstein, ProPublica, and Michael J. Joyner, special to ProPublica, Last week, we examined reasons why the very nature of drug testing technology — which cannot eliminate false positives and false negatives at the same time — means it will never be a perfect mechanism for catching cheaters. This may come as no big to surprise to anyone who remembers the famous Nike commercial featuring video of Lance Armstrong taking a drug test. “What am I on?” Armstrong asks rhetorically. “I’m on my bike, busting my ass six hours a day.” He was also on a…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • Iran’s ‘Power of Sarallah’ maneuver begins

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Muslimpress: the ‘Power of Sarallah’ maneuver started on Wednesday in Tehran with a message from the head of IRGC. As the ‘Power of Sarallah’ maneuver started in Tehran, Iran’s head of IRGC, Mohammad Ali Jafari, said in a statement: “Thanks to the actual commander of the drill, the last messenger of Allah (Imam Mahdi (AS)), we start the drill. I ask all the worriers to recited 19 Salavat (Praise to Prophet Mohammad and his followers) and we start by the name of Allah.” The maneuver is set to finish tomorrow night. Over 50,000 people have participated in the drill.
  • Popular Fantasy Writer K.L. Bone Helps Promote Other Independent Writers Through Dauntless Indies

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:17 pm
    1888PressRelease - Five-Time Novelist K.L. Bone Supports Other Best-Selling Authors in the Publishing Industry. Established dark fantasy author K.L. Bone wants to drive the success of independent writers, and as a member of Dauntless Indies, she's helping to do just that. Dauntless Indies is a group of 15 independent paranormal and romance fiction writers who work together to promote each other's work. As a member, Bone takes part in a number of activities to support individual artists at various stages of their careers. "I know firsthand how challenging it can be to publish and promote works…
  • 'Rise To The Top' Official Trailer Released

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Film Entrepreneur Chad T. Collins is gearing up for the early 2016 launch of the documentary exposé film 'Rise To The Top' by releasing the official trailer today. In it, fans are introduced to insights and innovations from top industry professionals on how they were able to rise to the top of their marketplaces. The trailer gives a glimpse of compelling interview topics as how to standing out from the competition, raising fees and never having to compete on price, becoming the expert authority, and how to become hunted - not the hunter. RISE TO THE TOP OFFICIAL TRAILER…
  • hi tom -(commander stacho) keith (capt. sulzer) - all heroes - we'er going to open carry legal gun in tremont per ohio state law

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:06 pm
    (UPDATE EMAIL FROM TOM ) hi tom - (commander stacho) keith (capt. sulzer) - all you heroes - we are going to open carry our weapon-gun per ohio state law in tremont - to help protect prevention and combat the many robberies crime etc. in tremont - many citizens in tremont are calling to open carry a gun will you be so good as to notify the second district squads and others sheriffs etc. that a senior citizen - guy templeton black a tremont resident - highly trained armed forces veteran and sophia my great service canine a large 150lb. tan color fur black face english mastif female may be open…
  • JUGULAR (On the Assisted Suicide Issue and the Power of Prayer)

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:48 pm
    A person can die when hit in the jugular (below the angle of the jawbone) via three ways: hemorrhage, air embolism, vasovagal arrest. The first takes hours; the second, minutes and the third, instantaneous. I think of this as Hon and I watched War Room, the movie about using the power of prayer in salvaging marriage, relationships and rescuing others from sin, and I thought, this movie doesn't meander but hits the sweet (or fatal) spot head on. Because prayer is it! Iif I were to be really honest about it, the dear friend who watched it with us served as a major prayer intercessor for hon and…
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  • GOP Seeks Pledge to Avert Trump Third-Party Run

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:33 pm
    (WASHINGTON) — Seeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances. The challenge, confirmed by multiple campaigns, is aimed squarely at Donald Trump. And the timing of the pledge suggests an agreement has been reached. While he is leading the packed Republican field in early polls, the billionaire businessman last month repeatedly threatened to launch a third-party bid — leaving open the possibility even at the GOP’s first…
  • How Five Ambitious Photography Projects Were Funded

    Josh Raab
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Developing a long-term documentary project requires a combination of dedication, time, and funding. Without all three, completing a polished product is nearly impossible. But finding ways to fund these projects over the years has become difficult, especially in a market where editorial assignments are in decline. TIME LightBox selected five of the most successful documentary projects and spoke with the photographers asking them how they funded their work.
  • Has CVS’s Cigarette Ban Reduced Smoking?

    Alexandra Sifferlin
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:01 pm
    It’s been one year since CVS stopped selling tobacco in its stores, and the company says the move has resulted in a decline in cigarette purchases over the last year. The data is preliminary—it’s only been one year—and it deserves to be looked at with plenty of caveats. By analyzing cigarette pack purchases at a wide variety of seller locations like drug stores, gas stations, and convenience and dollar stores during the eight months following CVS’ tobacco ban, the CVS Research Institute found a 1% drop in cigarette pack sales in the 13 states that have a CVS…
  • How to Deal With a Narcissist, Backed by Research

    Jennifer So
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:01 pm
    There are ways to make a narcissist easier to deal with. Emphasize community when you talk to them. When they feel there’s a strong group behind something, they’re more likely to behave: Three studies tested the hypotheses that the activation of communal mental representations promotes relationship commitment (communal activation hypothesis) and that this effect is stronger among narcissists than among nonnarcissists (Communal Activation x Narcissism hypothesis). Across experimental, longitudinal, and interaction-based research methods, and in participant samples ranging from…
  • 200 People Are To Be Vaccinated In Sierra Leone After Ebola Death

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:46 pm
    The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) is to begin vaccinating about 200 people in Sierra Leone who came into contact with a woman who died from Ebola on Saturday. The woman, a 67-year-old from the Kambia district near the border with Guinea, died just five days after the country discharged its last known Ebola patient from hospital, reports Reuters. Sierra Leone had begun a 42-day countdown to being declared Ebola-free — the last reported case of the disease being on Aug. 8. “We will vaccinate those … who came into direct contact with the deceased and those contacts they…
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Xi Jinping pledges 300,000 cut in army even as China shows military might

    Tom Phillips in Beijing
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Victory parade in Beijing to mark end of second world war showcases armed forces in front of a number of world leadersChinese president Xi Jinping made an unexpected pledge on Thursday to cut his army by 300,000 troops, even as his armed forces put on a massive show of force during a 70th anniversary military parade commemorating the end of the second world war.In the surprise announcement in front of a gathering of some of the world’s leaders in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Xi said China was committed to peaceful development. Continue reading...
  • Guatemalan judge issues arrest warrant for President Otto Pérez Molina

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Prosecutors move to detain leader on brink of election after country’s lawmakers stripped him of immunity over corruption case Related: Otto Pérez Molina loses presidential immunity in Guatemala congress vote Guatemala’s attorney general has said she has a warrant for the arrest of President Otto Pérez Molina amid a corruption scandal that has gutted his government and plunged the country into chaos days before a presidential election. Continue reading...
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's minimal maternity leave plan prompts dismay

    Joanna Walters in New York
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:57 pm
    The tech company chief says she will take only two weeks off and be ‘working throughout’ when she gives birth to twins but campaigners lament her exampleYahoo’s chief executive, Marissa Mayer, has been criticized after announcing she is taking as little as two weeks of maternity leave and will be “working throughout” when she gives birth to identical twins later this year – with some upset that her break will be so brief, and others that she even has to talk about it at all. Related: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer pregnant with twin girls Continue reading...
  • SodaStream leaves West Bank as CEO says boycott antisemitic and pointless

    Staff and agencies
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Factory moves to Israel’s Negev Desert, but Daniel Birnbaum says BDS campaign has only hurt its hundreds of Palestinian employeesThe chief executive of SodaStream has accused his company’s critics of antisemitism and hurting the interests of the Palestinian workers they claim to protect as it shuts down its factory in the West Bank and moves to Israel’s Negev Desert.SodaStream, which sells home fizzy drink machines, has been targeted by international protests. Citing financial reasons, SodaStream announced in 2014 that it was closing the West Bank factory. The Boycott, Divestment and…
  • Hugh Jackman would 'seriously consider' playing James Bond

    Staff and agencies
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:34 pm
    The Australian actor was approached for the role eight years ago, as Daniel Craig hints Spectre could be his final time playing the British spyHugh Jackman has revealed he would “seriously consider” playing the world’s suavest spy, James Bond, if asked.The actor said he was approached for the role about 10 years ago, just before Daniel Craig was chosen to play Bond, but the timing was wrong. Continue reading...
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    Good News Network

  • Largest Ever Lion Airlift to Send 33 Circus Cats to New Home in Africa

    Terry Turner
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Thirty-three lions are headed home on “Lion Air” to Africa after being freed from circuses in South America. Animal Defenders International (ADI) worked with police in Colombia and Peru — where animal acts are now illegal — to shut down ten circuses, freeing the big cats along with bears, monkeys, The post Largest Ever Lion Airlift to Send 33 Circus Cats to New Home in Africa appeared first on Good News Network.
  • Cop, Skip, and Jump–WATCH This Officer’s Amazing Double Dutch Skills

    Terry Turner
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:46 am
    Police Corporal Alan Jones said he had never tried Double-Dutch rope jumping, but a double-dare got him to give it a try. He was a natural, despite being weighed down with full gear and a vest, jumping with the ease of a ten-year-old. The video of Corporal Jones jumping twin The post Cop, Skip, and Jump–WATCH This Officer’s Amazing Double Dutch Skills appeared first on Good News Network.
  • Navajo Lady Delivers Water 75 Miles Every Day to Homes Without Plumbing

    Terry Turner
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:12 am
    The Navajo call Darlene Arviso “the water lady,” because for six years she’s delivered this liquid luxury to families in 250 homes that lack indoor plumbing. Arviso fills two 55-gallon blue barrels outside each home, driving across 75 miles of bumpy, unpaved roads five days every week to do it. Global Outpouring for Refugee Father and Child The post Navajo Lady Delivers Water 75 Miles Every Day to Homes Without Plumbing appeared first on Good News Network.
  • This Cat Does Not Give a %#@! That You Installed A Cat Door

    Helaina Hovitz
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:33 am
      It’s kind of like when you spend hours building your kid a dream house or a jungle gym, and they just want to sit in the box and pretend it’s a spaceship. YouTube user Philo Cat put in a ton of time on this cat door, but the feline, The post This Cat Does Not Give a %#@! That You Installed A Cat Door appeared first on Good News Network.
  • Sleep it Off! Afternoon Naps Can Lower Blood Pressure

    Terry Turner
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:22 am
    Stressed out about high blood pressure? No big deal, just sleep it off. A new study says afternoon naps can lower blood pressure, reduce the chance of a stroke or heart attack, and decrease the number of drugs people have to take to control hypertension. The researchers also noticed the The post Sleep it Off! Afternoon Naps Can Lower Blood Pressure appeared first on Good News Network.
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    Environmental News Network

  • Ocean plastic plague threatens seabirds

    1 Sep 2015 | 10:36 am
    Already 60% of seabird species have plastic in their guts, often as much as 8% of their body weight. And with ocean plastic increasing exponentially, that figure will rise to 99% by 2050, threatening some birds' survival. Unless we act.
  • Climate Change will Cost Trillions

    1 Sep 2015 | 7:09 am
    The economic ramifications of continuing the 20th century’s economic model, where unsustainable extraction and pollution conveys competitive advantage, are coming into sharp focus. Citigroup now projects a staggering $72 trillion global cost tied to man-made climate change during the 21st century. 
  • Fossil of prehistoric sea scorpion discovered in Iowa!

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:16 pm
    The fossil of a previously unknown species of 'sea scorpion', measuring over 1.5 meters long, has been discovered in Iowa, USA, and described in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology. Dating back 460 million years, it is the oldest known species of eurypterid (sea scorpion) - extinct monster-like predators that swam the seas in ancient times and are related to modern arachnids.
  • Why you should exercise with friends

    31 Aug 2015 | 10:36 am
    Exercising together brings us closer to one another, while exercising with those close to us improves our performance. Those are the conclusions of an Oxford University study published this Friday in the journal PLoS ONE.
  • Looking into a Chameleon's Eye

    31 Aug 2015 | 6:49 am
    Well known among nature’s best tricksters for their ability to change color to fit their background, chameleons have yet another talent up their lizardly sleeves – eyes that swivel around and appear to be looking in two directions at once.
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  • 4 women charged with attack on McDonald's worker

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:07 pm
    (Smoking Gun) Police have charged a quartet of women in connection with an attack last week on a 16-year-old McDonald’s employee who was pulled through a drive-thru window and beaten outside the Louisiana restaurant. As seen above, video of the attack was shot by a passenger in a vehicle that pulled up Wednesday night to the drive-thru window at the McDonald’s in LaPlace, a city about 25 miles west of New Orleans. The clip surfaced online days after the August 26 incident. Police today announced the arrest of Kailin Holland, 17, for felony battery. Pictured at right, Holland, who is…
  • Heritage Foundation hit by hackers

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:42 pm
    (The Hill) Conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation reportedly had personal information about donors taken in a data breach this week. A spokesman for the group told Politico that “six-year-old documents on an external server” were breached, adding that they are notifying the donors whose information may have been compromised.
  • Ashley Madison's parent company also in escort business

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:40 pm
    (DailyDot) The company behind Ashley Madison secretly operated an online escort service and actively recruited escorts for a separate “dating” website aimed at “sugar daddies,” leaked documents uncovered by the Daily Dot show. The first site,, bears a resemblance to other online directories for escort services that have triggered anti-prostitution raids by law-enforcement authorities in the United States, potentially putting the company in legal jeopardy. After the details of roughly 33 million Ashley Madison accounts were posted online, the hackers…
  • Day-care workers caught running 'fight club' with kids

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:39 pm
    (WPXI-TV) Two New Jersey day care workers are facing charges, accused of staging fights among the children in their care. Erica Kenny and Chanese White spoke of the movie “Fight Club” as they encouraged children between the ages 4 and 6 to have playground fights at Lightbridge Academy in Cranford, New Jersey, according to WCBS. “About a dozen children, boys and girls between the ages 4 and 6, just fighting; throwing each other to the ground; hitting each other,” Grace Park, acting Union County prosecutor, said. Prosecutors said Kenny shot video of the fights and sent…
  • Changing call to prayer get imam in trouble

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:38 pm
    (OnIslam) An Egyptian imam in Delta city of Kafr Al Dawar has been fired following complaints that he tampered with the phrasing of the call to fajr prayer to reprimand Muslim Facebook browsers who does not perform prayers. “He will be questioned and will receive a deterrent penalty if found guilty,” Mohammad Abdul Razeq, from the religious department of the Ministry of Waqfs (religious affairs), which is in charge of mosques in Egypt, told Al Masry Al Youm on Monday, August 31. “He could be expelled from his job if the accusation against him is proven,” the official…
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  • Mexico: Discovery of New Mass Grave Highlights Deteriorating Human Rights Crisis

    Anu Ghate
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:40 pm
    The gruesome discovery of a mass grave containing the remains of at least 31 individuals in northern Mexico today highlights the urgent need for robust action to tackle the country’s rapidly deteriorating human rights crisis, said Amnesty International. September 2, 2015 AIUSA The gruesome discovery of a mass grave containing the remains of at least 31 individuals in northern Mexico today highlights the urgent READ MORE Read More: Mexico Human Rights read more
  • Israel's Unlawful Killing of Palestinian Children Slammed by US Representative

    Anu Ghate
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:07 pm
    On May 15th of 2014, Israeli forces unlawfully shot and killed Palestinian teenagers Nadeem Nawara, 17, and Mohammad Abu Daher, 16. They were shot dead outside Israel's Ofer military base in the West Bank, part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. August 26, 2015 Nadeem Nawara (L) and Mohammad Abu Daher (R) were killed by Israeli troops on May 15th of 2014. AIUSA On May 15th of 2014, Israeli forces unlawfully shot and killed Palestinian teenagers Nadeem Nawara, 17, and Mohammad Abu Daher, 16. They were shot dead outside Israel’s Ofer military base in the West Bank, part of the…
  • Mexico’s Gruesome War Against Migrants

    Anu Ghate
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:12 am
    “Pray for me.” Those are the last words Eva Nohemi Hernández Murillo told her mother, Elida Yolanda, through a patchy phone line on the evening of 22 August 2010. The 25-year-old from Honduras was about to get into a van that would, she hoped, take her and 72 other men and women across the Mexican border to the USA. August 24, 2015 AIUSA By Carolina Jiménez, Americas Deputy Director for Research at Amnesty International “Pray for me.” Those are the last words Eva Nohemi Hernández Murillo told her mother, Elida Yolanda, through a patchy phone line on the…
  • UN Human Rights Council: Create Commission of Inquiry for Yemen

    Anu Ghate
    19 Aug 2015 | 1:26 pm
    The undersigned organizations call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to create an international commission of inquiry to investigate alleged serious violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law by all relevant parties since September 2014, when the Houthi armed group took control of Sana’a, the Yemen capital August 19, 2015 AIUSA The undersigned organizations call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to create an international commission of inquiry to investigate alleged serious violations of international humanitarian law and international…
  • 11-year-old rape survivor gives birth as Paraguay upholds draconian anti-abortion law

    Anu Ghate
    13 Aug 2015 | 11:16 am
    Reports that an 11-year-old girl who became pregnant after she was repeatedly raped, allegedly by her step father, gave birth today are a tragic reminder of the urgent need for Paraguay to repeal its draconian anti-abortion law, said Amnesty International. August 13, 2015 AIUSA Reports that an 11-year-old girl who became pregnant after she was repeatedly raped, allegedly by her step father, gave birth today are a tragic reminder of the urgent need for Paraguay to repeal its draconian anti-abortion law, said Amnesty International. “We are very pleased to hear that both…
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    Fast Company

  • IBM And Chip Designer ARM Want To Monitor Every Device They Can

    Sean Captain
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Cloud computing and mobile chip giants aim to master the Internet of things by crunching data from fitness gear, smart TVs, cars and more.The term "Internet of things" is a bit like "Web 2.0" was a decade ago—a buzzword for some big change in the Internet that no one can clearly describe. But as the Supreme Court once said of pornography, you know it when you see it. On a fundamental level, the IoT is about collecting data from everything—fitness bands, smoke alarms, weather sensors, cars, oil wells, even TVs and cellphones—and analyzing it to provide insights for people, companies, or…
  • Apple Has Snagged More Than 50 Publishers For Its News App

    Neal Ungerleider
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Apple has recruited publishers like Conde Nast and Vox Media in its quest to create the news reader to beat all news readers.Apple has signed up several new media brands to its upcoming Apple News app, which is intended as a competitor to Flipboard and other news aggregators. As Apple gears up for a quiet launch of the product this fall, it has recruited more than 50 publishers to distribute their content through the platform.Read Full Story
  • GE Names Its First-Ever Female Vice Chair

    Sarah Lawson
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Beth Comstock is the first woman inside GE to hold the position.GE just announced its first-ever female vice chair: Beth Comstock, the company's erstwhile CMO.Read Full Story
  • The Rand Paul Campaign Introduces Its Official App

    Neal Ungerleider
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:50 pm
    You can now fire missiles at the logos of the Trump and Bush campaigns in a mini-game inside the app.Large brands use apps to advertise all the time. So, it seems, presidential candidates do now as well. Rand Paul's campaign just released a new app, which is the most extensive released by a candidate for the 2016 presidential race yet.Read Full Story
  • Here's What We Know About The New Apple TV

    Neal Ungerleider
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:45 pm
    The upcoming Apple TV adds universal search—and takes aim at Roku's and Amazon's wares.The details of Apple TV's new iteration, which will make its debut at the Apple event on September 9, continue to trickle out. Given what we've heard thus far, the company is essentially infusing Apple TV with functions already found in competitors like Roku and Amazon Fire TV, all while putting Siri's contextual technology and Apple's marketing muscle behind the product.Read Full Story
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    United Nations Radio

  • Scaling up insurance for resilience in Africa

    Ana Carmo
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Scaling up insurance in Africa can boost the resilience of vulnerable communities. File Photo: UNISDR Scaling up insurance in Africa can boost the resilience of vulnerable communities, according to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The UN is highlighting how providing insurance is one of the ways through which the public and private sectors can help low-income communities not sink deeper into poverty when faced with disasters such as erratic rainfall or drought. Stephanie Coutrix spoke on the line with Marc Gordon from UNISDR's Europe office in Switzerland. She began by…
  • Parliamentarians pledge to build a world that people want

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:59 pm
        Saber Chowdhury, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). UN File Photo/Eskinder Debebe Parliamentarians pledge to build a world that people want Parliamentary leaders from across the globe have pledged to do their part to connect people with democracy. Dianne Penn reports on the outcome of the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament which ended in New York on Wednesday. Parliamentarians from nearly 140 countries said they want to build a just world for all people.  In a declaration, they expressed their desire to place democracy at the service of peace and…
  • News in Brief 02 September 2015 (PM)

    Siobhán Garside
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:36 pm
      Nicholas Haysom. Photo: UNAMA Mission chief affirms continued UN support for Afghanistan It is critical that the United Nations continues to provide, and advocate for, international support for Afghanistan, the organization's top official in the country said on Wednesday. Nicholas Haysom’s comments came in a statement following a meeting between the UN, the government and members of the international donor community in the capital, Kabul. Mr Haysom heads UNAMA, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. The meeting was part of a process established by the UN Security Council aimed…
  • South Sudan: Peace deal paves way for functioning democracy

    Ana Carmo
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:29 pm
    People in conflict-affected areas of South Sudan collect food from WFP. Photo: WFP/Peter Testuzza The peace deal signed at the end of August in South Sudan will allow the nation to focus on development, according to a senior government official. Manasseh Magok Rundial, Speaker of the National Legislative Assembly, was in New York to attend the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament, which ended on Wednesday. Ana Carmo asked him about the inherent challenges of building a democracy in the world's youngest country. Duration: 3’32″
  • Global cooperation urged at concert marking 70th anniversary at UN

    Sandra Guy
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:01 am
    Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Photo: UNTV The importance of global cooperation for peace to prevail was highlighted at a concert by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra marking the UN's 70th anniversary. The concert in New York is one of many events being organized this year to mark the end of the Second World War in 1945 and the founding of the UN later that year. The UN Secretary-General arrived in China on Wednesday to take part in the commemorative events. Ana Carmo has more. Duration: 2’46″  
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  • Sara Seager: Other Earths. Other Life.

    31 Aug 2015 | 9:59 am
    Sara Seager: Other Earths. Other Life. We are one tool away from learning which distant planets already have life on them and which might be welcoming to life.MIT Planetary Scientist Sara Seager is working on the tool. She is chair of the NASA team developing a "Starshade" that would allow a relatively rudimentary space telescope to observe Earth-size planets directly, which would yield atmospheric analysis, which would determine a planet’s life-worthiness.Despite 1,000-plus exoplanet discoveries by the Kepler spacecraft and the hundreds more expected from the Transiting Exoplanet…
  • Belgium's 'right to die' for children: a slippery slope?

    26 Aug 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Belgium's 'right to die' for children: a slippery slope? In 2014 the Belgian government legalised euthanasia for children with incurable diseases, described by one senior politician as 'the ultimate gesture of humanity'. This important debate considers whether these attitudes to voluntary euthanasia in the Benelux countries demonstrate a general inability to draw a line the sand in defence of human life? What does patient autonomy mean when kids are regarded as legally able to choose death but incapable of making moral decisions about how they live? The debate raises serious reservations…
  • Taken Hostage While Rock Climbing

    26 Aug 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Taken Hostage While Rock Climbing A rock climbing trip in Kyrgyzstan takes a turn for the worse when armed rebels take Tommy Caldwell and his friends hostage. Tommy is forced to make a choice between he and his friend's lives and that of his captor's. (The man referenced at the end of the hostage story survives and is later captured by authorities.) To add insult to injury, Tommy loses a finger and is forced to reconsider whether he can continue his profession as a rock climber. Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion:…
  • A Sense of Place: Madeleine LeCesne

    25 Aug 2015 | 12:49 pm
    A Sense of Place: Madeleine LeCesne A poem from Madeleine LeCesne, National Student Poet Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:00:00 -0700 Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, Sheraton New Orleans, Atlantic Program and discussion:
  • Opening Remarks

    25 Aug 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Opening Remarks James Bennet, Co-President and Editor-in-Chief, The Atlantic Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:02:00 -0700 Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, Sheraton New Orleans, Atlantic Program and discussion:
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    The Week

  • Justin Bieber tells Jimmy Fallon he cried at the VMAs because he is becoming a man

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:06 pm
    On Tuesday's Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon asked Justin Bieber why he cried at the end of his performance at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. "It was just so overwhelming for me, everything," Bieber said: "The performance; I missed some cues, so I was disappointed at that; and just everyone.... I wasn't expecting them to support me in the way that they did." The last time he was at an awards show, the crowed booed him, he added. "I worked so hard at this album, I worked so hard at just becoming the man I want to become," that the moment overwhelmed him. Fallon lightened the mood with a joke…
  • China is cutting 300,000 troops from its People's Liberation Army

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:20 pm
    On Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping used a speech during a parade showcasing China's military strength to announce that he is cutting 300,000 personnel from China's massive army. He described the reduction of the 2.3-million-strong People's Liberation Army as a gesture of peace, saying that China will always "walk down the path of peaceful development." Analysts suggest the move is unlikely to reduce regional tensions over China's expanding military presence, and probably has more to do with Xi's efforts to modernize the armed forces. Xi made his announcement during a parade to mark the…
  • Stephen Colbert was ticked about Jeb Bush fund-raising off Late Show premiere, so he started a feud

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:36 pm
    The free publicity apparently wasn't enough for Jeb Bush, so he turned his spot on Stephen Colbert's inaugural Late Show into a fundraiser for his already well-funded presidential campaign: If you send in $3, you'll be entered into a raffle for a ticket to the show and dinner with Woody Johnson, the billionaire owner of the New York Jets. "I think the contest is a great idea," Colbert said, in what he suggests will probably be his last pre-show online video, "but here's the thing: No one from Jeb's campaign asked me if this was okay with me, to raise money off my first show." So Colbert…
  • These are the worst subway stations in New York, by borough

    2 Sep 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Congratulations, Queens! In addition to being the most diverse urban area in the U.S., boasting a massive beer garden, and hosting the city's best Chinatown, the borough of Queens is also home to seven of the 10 worst subway stations in New York City, according to a report by the Citizens Budget Commission. The report evaluated the stations by the number of structural components in disrepair, weighted that against the total number of structural components at the station, then gave each station a percentage. Of the 33 stations in worst shape, roughly half are located in Queens, Capital New…
  • Baltimore judge refuses to dismiss charges against 6 officers charged with Freddie Gray's death

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:17 pm
    The six Baltimore police officers who were charged with the death of Freddie Gray, 25, while in their custody have had their defense motions rejected by a Baltimore judge on Wednesday. The officers' trial will begin next month; a pretrial hearing on September 10 will decide whether the case should be removed from Baltimore due to its publicity, Reuters reports. Earlier Wednesday, protesters gathered outside the Circuit Courthouse to wait for the judge's decision. Gray's death in police custody — which was ruled a homicide — has become one of several centerpieces in the national discussion…
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    More Intelligent Life


    2 Sep 2015 | 5:55 am
    Inspiring Innovators: the artist Cornelia Parker admires the social activist Naomi Klein's fearless commitment to speaking out about climate change From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2015 About ten years ago, I was invited to a two-day seminar at Oxford University organised by climate scientists for other scientists, but also for all kinds of people from the arts—writers such as Ian McEwan and Philip Pullman, the choreographer Siobhan Davies, the playwright Caryl Churchill. The basic message was: “We climate scientists have been talking to politicians, we’ve been talking…

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:54 am
    Inspiring Innovators: the chef Alain Ducasse admires the documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado's boundless curiosity about the world From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2015 I don’t take photos myself, and I have never met Salgado, even though he now lives in Paris. But I do know his vision of the world: it is one of reality. Some people contest the way Salgado interprets the world; they might challenge how much truth there is in his images of tribal people or of the harshness of war. But I believe there is truth in his photos, which always have a human spirit to them.

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:25 am
    Inspiring Innovators: Natalia Koliada has dedicated her life to bringing freedom of speech to Belarus through theatre. She has made David Lan, the director of the Young Vic, reconsider the value of the arts From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2015 Belarus is one of the most tormented parts of eastern Europe. Over the past 150 to 200 years it’s been part of Russia, it’s been part of Prussia, it’s been a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, it’s been everything except itself. It became independent after the fall of the Berlin Wall, but nonetheless is still run on…

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:02 am
    Inspiring Innovators: for the ad-man John Hegarty, the philanthropic work of Mick Ebeling, the author of "Not Impossible", shows how learning on the go can save lives From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2015 I haven’t met Mick Ebeling, but I would love to, some day. He lives in Los Angeles, one of the most pampered parts of the world. In 2013 he learned that a 14-year-old boy named Daniel had lost his arm in the conflict in Sudan. Mick had an idea: he would replace Daniel’s arm with a prosthetic one, made from a 3D printer. Mick hardly knew how to operate a 3D printer, and…

    1 Sep 2015 | 8:03 am
    Inspiring Innovators: the inventor Tony Fadell counts himself lucky to have been mentored by the business executive Bill Campbell, who taught him how to build an organisation as great as the product it makes From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2015 To describe Bill in a single phrase would be too hard, but one thing you can say: he is the man behind most of the best-known names in Silicon Valley. He was a mentor to Steve Jobs, to both Sergey Brin and Larry Page, to Eric Schmidt, to Ben Horowitz, Bill Gurley—the list goes on and on. And he’s also been a mentor to me. Bill is…
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    Face the Nation on the Radio


    CBS Radio News
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Ten years ago this week Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, devastating the iconic American city and the Gulf Coast. GOP Presidential candidate and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal speaks from New Orleans to talk about efforts to rebuild the city. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu discusses the recovery and rebirth of the city. American historian Douglas Brinkley and Getty photojournalist Mario Tama, who were both in New Orleans during the storm, reflect on the coverage of Katrina, ten years later. Host John Dickerson brings all that and more on "Face the Nation."

    CBS Radio News
    23 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he would change the tax laws to force people who work at hedge funds to pay more in taxes, because "the hedge fund guys are getting away with murder." Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, says he believes America should amend constitutional law to end birthright citizenship. New Jersey Governor and GOP presidential hopeful Chris Christie says that his campaign is "going to do just fine." Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discusses the new HD remake of his popular doc "The Civil War." All that and more on CBS's Face the Nation.

    CBS Radio News
    16 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Ohio Governor John Kasich says he is running for president on the record of Ronald Reagan with a message that is bigger than his Republican opponents. South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham explains his disappointment with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump's support of self-deportation. Former Maryland Governor and Democrat candidate for president Martin O'Malley refuses to comment about Hillary Clinton's email scandal, but says he is confident the American electorate will look at every candidate in a holistic way. Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal Columnist, Ron Fournier of the…

    CBS Radio News
    9 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump sought to redirect incoming fire at rival Republican Jeb Bush. Some criticisms of Clinton are "sexist," Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tells "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson. All that and more on this week's "Face the Nation."

    CBS Radio News
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump says Vice President Joe Biden would not be an "effective campaigner" because he has been very loyal to the president. Presidential contender Mike Huckabee says that in the run-up to the first GOP debate he is willing to cross party lines to gain support from Democrats as well as Republicans; all that and more on "Face the Nation."
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Heart and Mind Fusion: What Is It and Why It Will Help You Succeed?

    Guest Author
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:22 am
    Magdalena Bak-Maier, trained neuroscientist, coach and author speaks to The Next Women about Heart and Mind more
  • Startup Diairies: Launching an Interactive Parenting Platform

    Guest Author
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:58 am
     Leana Greene talks to The Next Women about launching Kids in the House, and working through her Dyslexia. Parenting isn’t easy, especially if you are a working parent. It’s important for you to have access to quick and easy information of the latest in parenting so that you can succeed at your most important job—raising your child. read more
  • Is Entrepreneurship Possible At Any Stage Of Life?

    Dina Yuen
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    An Interview with M&A Expert Shari Yocum, on the question whether entrepreneurship Is possible at any stage of more
  • Startup Diairies: How I started an Online Eco-Fashion Brand

    Simone Brummelhuis
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:33 am
    In the Startup Diaries series, Michele Helene Cohen, Founder and CEO,  Wabi Sabi Ecofashionconcept tells her more
  • Meet the Women Championing R&D in Spain

    20 Aug 2015 | 4:19 am
    TheNextwomen is glad to provide an update of the Esther Koplowitz Centre, which opened in Barcelona in 2010; in just five years the centre has played an important role in biomedical research into diseases in the areas of neurology, cancer, digestion and tropical diseases, and represents one of Europe’s largest ever private donations to biomedical research. Set forth below some of thenextwomen involved in the R&D efforts in Spain!read more
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  • Qualcomm offers a few scant details about the Kyro CPU in its Snapdragon 820 processor

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Qualcomm's introducing its Snapdragon 820 processor using the latest and most annoying trend in tech: dribble out one small detail at a time over the span of weeks. We've already heard about the GPU/ISP and the DSP, and now Qualcomm is talking about the Kyro CPU. Unfortunately, the blog post in which it details the CPU is thin on details.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • For future wearables, the network could be you

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:45 pm
    People who wear networked gadgets all over their bodies may someday become networks themselves.Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have found a way for wearables to communicate through a person's body instead of the air around it. Their work could lead to devices that last longer on smaller batteries and don't give away secrets as easily as today's systems do. The proliferation of smartphones, smart watches, health monitoring devices and other gear carried close to the body has led to so-called personal area networks that link the gadgets together and provide a path to…
  • Panasonic jumps into the OLED TV market with the first 4K TV to earn THX certification

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:14 pm
    The TV builder says OLED delivers better blacks than its best plasma TVs while avoiding plasma’s shortcomings.
  • First look: AMD Radeon R9 Nano compared to the Fury, a tiny GTX 970, and a pencil

    2 Sep 2015 | 2:58 pm
    AMD’s itty-bitty Radeon R9 Nano isn’t due to launch until September 10, but a review unit landed on my doorstep today. Sadly, I can’t talk about its performance until then, but an AMD representative gave me permission to tweet out some pictures. So here’s a sneak peek at the AMD Radeon R9 Nano’s size versus a few other cards, as well as some household objects for scale, courtesy of some embedded tweets. It’s awfully darn small. Well look what just showed up from @AMDRadeon: The R9 Nano. Asus Strix Fury shown for size comparison. read this article in…
  • ACLU urges court to block NSA's continued phone records collection

    2 Sep 2015 | 2:32 pm
    The American Civil Liberties Union is taking the NSA back to court over its continued bulk collection of phone metadata records.Although the law the NSA was using to justify its collection of phone records lapsed on June 1, Congress gave it 180 days to transition to a newer, more narrowly defined process of collecting information.The ACLU is now contesting that. An appeals court already found that the original law, part of the USA Patriot Act, did not justify the collection of such records, so continuing to hoover up that data is unlawful, ACLU staff attorney Alex Abdo argued before the Court…
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  • Professor authors book about Black Lives Matter for young students

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Macalester College Professor Duchess Harris is co-writing a book about the Black Lives Matter movement aimed at middle school students, and many conservatives aren’t taking the news well. Fox’s Larry Elder, for example, said that the book was “indoctrinating young kids, teaching them that black people are victims and, by the way, you, as white people, ought to feel really, really guilty about it. Never mind the election, and re-election, of a black president.” But Harris says she feels that the book is necessary because she has seen that young people are just not getting any…
  • Man charged after allegedly killing the mother of his two children

    2 Sep 2015 | 2:56 pm
    According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Jose Roberto Turner has been charged in the death of the mother of his two children after she was found dead inside her vehicle. Prosecutors say that the 45-year-old Turner will face one count of murder in connection with the domestic-violence killing, as the victim, Lajoya McCoy, was an ex-girlfriend. McCoy’s body was found on June 16 after she had been earlier reported missing when a family member reported that she had not come to an appointment. Evidence suggests she had been killed six days before her body was…
  • Family says they were victims of a hate crime on recent camping trip

    2 Sep 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Last weekend, a family claims they were subjected to a hate crime while they were vacationing at Rollins Lake in Nevada County. Everything started out fine at the family camping trip. “Have fun on the lake, we pitched the tents, we bring the food, we cook the ribs,” Kanisha Allen recalled. But then another family came to the campsite next to theirs on Friday, and things went downhill. “Some of the other campers from the rowdier group were just staring over and making racial comments,” she said. Although the family tried to ignore the behavior, one man in the group…
  • Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750,000 in compensation

    Jonathan Drew, Associated Press
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:33 pm
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When two brothers were released after three decades of wrongful imprisonment, they struggled to adapt to an outside world neither had experienced since they were teenagers. The older one has managed to adjust and keep his “head up high,” but the younger one, according to his family, is a broken man. On Wednesday, the state of North Carolina sought to make amends, awarding each man $750,000 for the time they spent behind bars after they falsely confessed to taking part in the killing of an 11-year-old girl. Henry McCollum, 51, appeared calm as a state…
  • Kanye West’s VMA speech reimagined as a Seinfeld cold open

    2 Sep 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Kanye West’s MTV VMA acceptance speech was already sort of unintentionally hilarious, and the Internet has wasted no time in poking fun at it. But in truly brilliant fashion, Twitter user SeinfeldCurrentDay has taken clips of that speech and put them to the instantly recognizable bass of a Seinfeld cold open, along with a laugh track that makes the whole thing look like something out of a parody episode. Check it out for yourself! seinye 🙏 @davidelmaleh — Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) September 1, 2015  
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  • - Denali

    2 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Denali PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 02 Sep 2015 KEYWORDS: denali, mckinley, alaska, ohio, boehner, executive, action, republican, mountain, name, native, american Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Wildfire Season

    26 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Wildfire Season PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 KEYWORDS: wildfire, season, climate, change, west, denier, global, warming, fire, forest, drought Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Amazon Workplace

    19 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Amazon Workplace PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 KEYWORDS: amazon; workplace; bezos; culture; drone; back-stabbing; drive; overtime; working; hours; intense Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Colorful Colorado

    12 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Colorful Colorado PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 KEYWORDS: EPA, colorado, animas, river, spill, toxic, heavy, metals, gold, mine, colorful, san, juan, water, lake, powell, environment, pollution Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - No Strings

    5 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: No Strings PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 05 Aug 2015 KEYWORDS: strings, attached, candidate, superpac, super, pac, citizens, united, politics, money, campaign, 2016 Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Wildfire Today

  • Coroner’s report for Twisp River Fire fatlities

    Bill Gabbert
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:11 pm
    From the Seattle Times: The three firefighters killed in a wildfire near Twisp, Okanogan County, last week died from smoke inhalation and “thermal injuries,” or burns, Okanogan County Coroner Dave Rodriguez said Friday. The firefighters were driving up a steep gravel road and crashed down a 40-foot embankment, where the fire consumed them. The manner of death was classified as accidental. Those killed Aug. 19 were Richard Wheeler, 31, Andrew Zajac, 26, and Tom Zbyszewski, 20. Thanks and a tip of the hat go out to Carl.
  • NPS Morning Report: RIP

    Bill Gabbert
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:52 pm
    A portion of the last edition of the NPS’ Morning Report, published August 31, 2015. The National Park Service is discontinuing what became an institution over the last several decades. Their “Morning Report”, produced every week day, published its last edition on August 31, 2015. Many NPS employees, retirees, and people from outside the agency read it religiously. For almost 30 years it was a summary of all kinds of incidents in the parks, and especially concentrated on storm impacts, major law enforcement actions, injured or killed park visitors, and fires on NPS lands.
  • Black Hills firefighters on a fire in the Bitterroot National Forest

    Bill Gabbert
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:14 am
    Black Hills National Forest firefighter and crewboss trainee, Josh Walk took this photo of his crew of firefighters from Box Elder Job Corps and Rapid City Fire Department, working the Buckhorn Saddle Fire on the Bitterroot National Forest [in Montana]. A typical crew rotation lasts 14 days, but can be expanded to 21 days. Hourly shift assignments vary, but firefighters typically work 10 to 16 hour days. Keep up the great work folks! (From the Facebook page for the Black Hills National Forest, which is in southwest South Dakota.)
  • Wildfire smoke and Red Flag Warnings, September 2, 2015

    Bill Gabbert
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:37 am
    Wildfire smoke, morning of September 2, 2015. The brown icons represent the locations of active wildfires. AirNow. The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches for areas in California, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. Conveniently, the weather and fuel conditions in some areas are behaving themselves and honoring state boundaries. The map was current as of 10:25 a.m. MDT on Wednesday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts and maps. For the most…
  • Researchers attempt to quantify how climate change will affect wildfire seasons

    Bill Gabbert
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:30 am
    The projected percentage increase in the number of “very large fire weeks”—weeks in which conditions are favorable to the occurrence of very large fires—by mid-century (2041-2070) compared to the recent past (1971-2000). (NOAA) Researchers are predicting that beginning 26 years from now the number of weeks in which very large fires could occur will increase by 400 to 600 percent in portions of the northern great plains and the Northwest. Many other areas in the West will see a 50 to 400 percent increase. If they are correct, the effects of climate change are not generations away.
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  • Stafford, Bortles shine as Lions beat Jaguars 22-17

    AP Wires
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:11 pm
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Matthew Stafford completed 11 of 15 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Detroit Lions beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 22-17 in a preseason game Friday night. The Lions (2-1) trailed most of the night, but rookie Zach Zenner’s 3-yard touchdown run with 1:41 remaining was the winner. Detroit played without star receiver Calvin Johnson for the third consecutive game, but Stafford carved up Jacksonville’s secondary in a half of work. Stafford threw a perfect deep ball to Golden Tate for a 62-yarder in the second quarter and then hooked up…
  • Vin Scully to return for record 67th year with Dodgers

    AP Wires
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:42 pm
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully will return for a record 67th season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The news was revealed in the second inning of Friday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel appeared on the Dodger Stadium video board and told the crowd via cue cards without uttering a sound. His last card read: “God bless us everyone.” The 87-year-old Scully stood up and waved from his booth as the crowd cheered. The Hall of Fame announcer continues to enjoy describing the action on the field. His consecutive years of…
  • AP Top Sports News At 9:16 p.m. EDT

    AP Wires
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Stewart claims he didn’t see man on track before fatal crash Continue Reading...
  • Redskins say QB Griffin to miss Ravens game

    AP Wires
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:34 pm
    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins say quarterback Robert Griffin III will miss Saturday’s exhibition game at the Baltimore Ravens because of a concussion, reversing an earlier decision to let him play. In a statement released Friday by the Redskins, NFL independent neurologist Robert Kurtzke is quoted as saying that Griffin “should be held from gameplay this weekend and be retested in one (to) two weeks before a firm conclusion to return to gameplay can be made.” Griffin left last week’s exhibition game against Detroit with what Redskins coach Jay Gruden…
  • Despite volatility, on-air rampage difficult to predict

    AP Wires
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:13 am
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seemed to stray into the type of violent behavior that would have put him on the radar of police or mental health professionals. By not crossing that line, he avoided doing anything that would have made it illegal for him to purchase the gun he used to kill two former co-workers on live TV in Virginia. Flanagan, 41, had never been arrested for a felony and had no criminal record. There are no…
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock Now Offering Mohs Surgery To Treat Skin Cancer

    Katherine Voss
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:32 am
    Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock welcomes fellowship-trained Mohs physician Dominic Ricci, MD, a board-certified dermatologist specializing in the surgical treatment of skin cancer.  Mohs surgery is an outpatient procedure used to treat squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas, the two most common types of skin cancer, and is the most precise method of this […] The post Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock Now Offering Mohs Surgery To Treat Skin Cancer appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Last Baby in Rare Set of Triplets Goes Home from the Hospital

    Deontrea Jones
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Unique delivery at Scott & White Memorial Hospital estimated to be one in a million Today, the third and final baby in a set of rare triplets was released from the McLane Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple. Back in March, doctors there delivered a set of […] The post Last Baby in Rare Set of Triplets Goes Home from the Hospital appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Warriors Research Institute Aims to Help Military Veterans and Emergency Responders

    Deontrea Jones
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Event showcases completed and ongoing research helping our heroes who experience traumatic events The Warriors Research Institute (WRI), part of Baylor Scott & White Health, hosted an open house event today to showcase its latest research accomplishments and ongoing research projects. The aim of the WRI is to improve care for veterans and emergency responders. […] The post Warriors Research Institute Aims to Help Military Veterans and Emergency Responders appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Forty Fingers and Forty Toes in One Delivery

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

  • Can make really good butter chicken: ‘World’s strongest man’ Mark Henry

    Alka Anand Singh
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:56 am
    NEW DELHI: To say that Mark Henry is a ‘big guy’ hardly does justice to his enormous stature, both literally and figuratively. The 6 feet 5 inches tall former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, who was in the capital for a promotional tour, easily towers over everyone around him. In a candid chat with DT, the former powerlifter, Olympian, and professional wrestler – often billed as the ‘world’s strongest man’ – talks about how India has changed since his last visit, his love for butter chicken, the talent pool in Indian wrestling, and whether he would be…
  • Virat Kohli claims top rank in ICC T20I rankings

    Alka Anand Singh
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:51 am
    There was some more good news in the offing for India’s Test captain Virat Kohli as he was declared the No 1 ranked batsmen in T20 Internationals according to ICC’s latest rankings. According to the latest rankings released by ICC this morning, Kohli has taken over from Australia’s Aaron Finch, who missed Monday’s T20I against England, which the home side won by five runs.As a result, Finch dropped 17 points, which, in turn, means he now trails the India Test captain by seven points. Kohli now has 861 rating points with Finch trailing him by seven points at 854. Third in the list is…
  • Ratan Tata invests undisclosed amount in startup Holachef

    Alka Anand Singh
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:09 am
    Chairman emeritus of Tata Sons Ratan Tata has made a personal investment of an undisclosed amount in the online marketplace for chefs Holachef. Launched in September 2014 by Saurabh Saxena and Anil Gelra, Holachef has seen substantial growth in Mumbai and Pune, the company said in a statement. “Ratan Tata’s name and body of work is synonymous with trust and consumer focus. With his guidance, Holachef is looking to become a leader in the food-tech space,” Saurabh Saxena, Co-founder and chief executive Holachef said. Ratan Tata in his personal capacity has invested in over a…
  • In Major Move, Small Oil and Gas Fields to be Auctioned to Private Firms

    Alka Anand Singh
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:05 am
    In a hefty economic reform, the government has announced that it will, for the first time, auction 69 small and marginal oil and gas fields surrendered by state-run explorers like ONGC. The government hopes to raise 70,000 crores from the sale, said Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. The government expects private companies to boost output from the areas that hold resources of more than $10 billion. The minister expects bidding to start in three months for the fields that were given up by ONGC and Oil India as they were uneconomical due to size, geography and state-set low sale prices. India,…
  • One-day strike has partial impact in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh

    Alka Anand Singh
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:00 am
    CHANDIGARH: Public transport was partially affected in Punjab, Haryana and UT Chandigarh as workers’ union today joined the one-day nationwide strike call given by ten central trade unions, protesting against changes in labour laws. Bank customers faced inconvenience as employees of public sector banks excluding SBI were also on strike today. Public transport at several places in Haryana was affected as employees of Haryana Roadways also went on strike. Under the banner of Haryana Roadways Employees’ Union, protesting employees even held rallies and demonstration at various places…
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  • Prime Minister Christie’s Statement on Rating Agencies…

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Prime Minister Rt. Hon Perry Christie and Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis… Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Communication on The Bahamas’ Credit Ratings and the Economic and Fiscal Outlook September 2, 2015 I. Introduction Mr. Speaker, Honourable Members will have seen that, in the last week, two of the major international credit rating agencies released updates on their assessments of the credit rating of The Bahamas. I want to take this opportunity to provide Honourable Members and the Bahamian public with additional, more detailed information on these rating actions.
  • Relocation of Derelict Vehicle Site – Marshall Road

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    Who will manage the Derelict Vehicle Site so we don’t have a Terrorist FIRE BURNING ATTACK!? Landfill STATEMENT BY MINISTER  – I am pleased to announce that significant progress has been made in the removal of the Derelict Vehicle site from its current location on Marshall Road to the new location at the New Providence Landfill on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway. It has taken longer than I had hoped but in short order the people who reside in the areas surrounding the derelict site such as Misty Gardens, Pastel Gardens, Faith Gardens and Marshall Road will not have to contend…
  • Former singer turned mechanic John Shander shot to death Saturday morning at 2 am…

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Nassau, Bahamas – Bahamas Press is now tracking details of one of the country’s latest homicides, which occurred on Saturday morning around 2 am, and once again we make the point that the Law of Retribution has a funny way of showing up in the homicide cases unfolding in the country. The victim was a man who goes by the name John Shander, 64-years-old. A former singer who grew up around the Wulff Road area, he had become an mechanic later in life. He was known for his knowledge of the streets and, back in the day, Shander was no saint. We remember him as far back as the late 1970s when he…
  • PLP still the only party with a plan to tackle crime

    1 Sep 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Man wanted by Broward County Police for murder is murder victim #27 in Fox Hill. Do unto others as you will have them do to you. – Photo by By Bradley B. Roberts National Chairman Progressive Liberal Party Gunned down former PLP NPI Chairman Latore Mackey has a trial that cannot come to head and killers might soon get bail UNDER THE present government! PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts. The comprehensive, frank and sobering national address delivered by the National Security Minister last Thursday proved once again that the Progressive Liberal Party is still the…
  • People who should be in Sandilands seeking political power again?! Christie must fire DA SNITCH or watch his indecision, vacillation, and prolonged dithering backfire!

    1 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    Politricks in The Bahamas: 2017 Is Coming Faster Than You Think Prime Minister Christie responds with facts and not red-herrings to State Department Da player gettin’ married!! Nassau, Bahamas — Like Kermit Da Frog, Bahamas Press is sitting back and watching so many political plots unfold but ‘dats’ none of our business. In the PLP, Obie Wilchcombe, thinks he has everyone fooled. He is running for leader of the PLP and trying to distance himself from his PLP colleagues, carrying on like he is not in agreement with governmental decisions. This all started when…
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    The New Yorker: Everything

  • Denali and the Names of the Past

    Adam Gopnik
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:01 pm
    President Obama’s decision that the federal government will now call what was formerly Mount McKinley, the continent’s highest peak, by its older, First Nations name of Denali, which means “The High One,” caused some hysteria this week, though mostly among the predictably hysterical. Part of it may have come from stripping away the prefatory article: from now on it’s not even Mount Denali, just Denali, causing in some the shock your parents felt when you explained that the band was not called “The Cream” but “Cream,” for God’s sake. Denali, to be sure, though itself an…
  • Iran: A Done Deal

    Robin Wright
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:12 pm
    The riskiest gamble of the Obama Presidency, the nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran, was basically won today. A rancorous congressional debate is still to come, but thirty-four senators have now vowed to support the deal, effectively blocking efforts on the Hill to eventually kill it. The diplomacy will almost certainly be the centerpiece of Obama’s foreign-policy legacy.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:A Day Inside Glenn Beck’s America‪Kanye West for PresidentComment from the September 7, 2015, Issue
  • Cecil Beaton’s Decades of Portraiture

    The New Yorker
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:45 pm
    The massive new volume “Beaton: Photographs,” out next week from Abrams, presents an expansive chronological survey of Cecil Beaton’s career, with images spanning more than half a century, from the nineteen-twenties, when Beaton was first experimenting with portraiture using his sisters as models, through the late seventies, by which time he was a grand seigneur of the form. In the collection are portraits of Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Gertrude Stein and, several cultural light-years later, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Marianne Faithfull. Between are fashion photos of the…
  • Cole Closser’s “Black Rat”

    Françoise Mouly and Mina Kaneko
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:53 pm
    “I’m one of those weirdos who gets nostalgic for times I never actually lived through,” Cole Closser, a cartoonist who’s known for his retro sensibility, says. About his new book, “Black Rat,” he adds, “I exorcised some art demons. Prewar and war manga, specifically cheaper red-book manga by Suihō Tagawa or Sanpei Yoshimoto, Franco-Belgian old comics like Alain Saint-Ogan’s ‘Zig et Puce,’ old American comics by Johnny Gruelle, and also art brut stuff: I drew on all the influences that have bothered me for a while. That was my way to get rid them.”See the rest of the…
  • Phil Jackson’s Summer Reading Assignments for the New York Knicks

    Alex Siquig
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:01 pm
    As a head coach for the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson often assigned players books to read that he thought would benefit their mentality and approach to the game. Though he no longer coaches, as president of the New York Knicks, he’s brought the same practice to the team.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Daily Cartoon: Wednesday, September 2ndFerrante Fever in BrooklynThe Cartoon Lounge: The Huffington and Puffington Post
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • Farmers want hunters to keep the wolf from the fold

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Thirteen dead sheep were recently found on a farm in Salo, south-western Finland. Suspicions immediately fell on a pack of about 10 wolves that has been seen roaming the area recently.Local sheep farmers agree with the Finnish Hunters' Association, which is calling for more intensive wolf hunting.Jill Christiansen has about 50 head of sheep in Pargas, just west of Salo. She is displeased with the authorities’ response and worried by the ongoing wolf debate. As she sees it, it is the wolves who are being protected, not the sheep farmers and their livestock."It’s not just about losing…
  • Greenhouse effect: Immigrants revitalise western Finnish town

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:09 am
    The mayor of the Finnish west-coast town of Närpes, Hans-Erik “Hasse” Lindqvist, is a happy man. While leaders of many Finnish municipalities are grappling with budget cuts and tax hikes, Lindqvist was able to put together next year’s budget easily.“We put together a zero budget. There’s enough money to produce services,” he says with a smile. Närpes is a predominantly-Swedish-speaking South Ostrobothnian town of nearly 10,000. Some 10.7 percent of local residents have native languages other than Swedish or Finnish.He attributes the health of the town’s economy to its…
  • Finland hopes to get in on massive US icebreaker investment

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:10 am
    The United States plans to order a new icebreaker and has earmarked funds to buy one – totalling 10 times the cost of a Finnish one. Despite protectionism rules, the Finnish state-owned shipbuilder hopes to get a piece of the action.Fresh off the controversy about a Finnish-built icebreaker’s role in Shell’s Arctic oil prospecting, Finland is marketing its icebreaking know-how to US officials. The US only has two federally-owned icebreakers that are capable of operating in Arctic conditions. Now American officials are in the market for another icebreaker."The US has a preliminary…
  • Swedish Adlibris to start paying taxes in Finland

    2 Sep 2015 | 6:21 am
    Swedish online bookseller Adlibris is set to start paying taxes in Finland. Previously, it avoided paying taxes in Finland by shipping Finnish orders via Sweden.Adlibris Director Johan Kleberg says: "I think it's the right decision to be on the same market conditions as everyone else, for that reason we don't really like the tax advantage." He says that there are two reasons for their Finnish move: "Fast delivery and also being serious about the market."According to the Booksellers' Association of Finland, around one in seven books in Finland are sold online.Those figures…
  • Housing loan costs dropping fast—for the right customers

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:10 am
    Banks are offering great deals on new mortgages, so long as they have plenty of cash and are buying property in the right areas. That’s according to the Managing Director of housing finance institution Hypo, Ari Pauna.Margins on new loans have recently been around 0.75 to 0.85 percent on top of the reference rate, for solvent customers buying in the capital city region or Tampere.“Next year we could get even closer to 0.5 percent,” writes Pauna. “It’s pointless to claim otherwise.”Banks do sometimes try to open negotiations with even their better customers at levels above 1…
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    Samuel Scott

  • DevOps Is Changing from Solving Problems to Driving Business

    Samuel Scott
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:10 am
    The blog of DevOps Summit, the IT conference that my log analytics software company is sponsoring later this year, published an essay of mine on how marketing and IT need to work together: DevOps has traditionally played important roles in development and IT operations, but the practice is quickly becoming core to other business functions such as customer success, business intelligence, and marketing analytics. Modern marketers today are driven by data and rely on many different analytics tools. They need DevOps engineers in general and server log data specifically to do their jobs…
  • The Definition of “SEO”

    Samuel Scott
    8 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    My career over the years so far has taken me from journalism to SEO to public relations to conference speaking. The “SEO” part has been the most controversial. If you had asked me to define “SEO” years ago ago, I would have responded, “getting a website to rank highly in Google.” Today, I would fire or never hire anyone who gives that answer. Here is the real definition of “SEO” and what should in every SEO job description: SEO is helping search engines to crawl, parse, index, and then display your website in organic search results for desired, relevant keywords and search…
  • Strikeout Pitches: How NOT to E-mail Prospects

    Samuel Scott
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:34 am
    I’m getting tired of spam e-mails and bad pitches. So, I was inspired by a recent blog post by Geraldine DeRuiter, otherwise known as the Everywhereist, in which she hilariously replies to every single spam message that she had received over a certain period of time. If you are a PR or communications professional who pitches or an influencer or reporter who gets pitched, you need to read it. Right now. I’ll be here when you return. Now, why is her essay important? Because bad PR pitches are little more than spam by another name. Here’s Google’s answer box when I search for…
  • Social Media Marketing Tips at Conferences

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

    Samuel Scott
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:52 am
    My latest essay has been published today on Moz: So wrote Ad Contrarian Bob Hoffman, the retired CEO and chairman of Hoffman/Lewis Advertising, in June 2013 on a $7.5 billion scandal that has been developing under the digital radar in the advertising world for the past few years. The three main allegations, according to those who are making them: Half or more of the paid online display advertisements that ad networks, media buyers, and ad agencies have knowingly been selling to clients over the years have never appeared in front of live human beings. Agencies have been receiving kickbacks and…
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  • ‘Mr. Robot’ Finale: Series Creator On White Rose, The Wellicks & Elliot’s Memory Dump In Season 2

    Anthony D'Alessandro
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:15 pm
    SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about tonight’s Mr. Robot Season 1 finale and Season 2. Season 1 of USA’s Mr. Robot came to a close tonight with the episode “eps1.9_zer0-day.avi,” and even though creator Sam Esmail set up a slew of cliffhangers to keep us debating until Season 2 comes together, the whole doppelganger jawdropper from the penultimate episode — that computer maestro Mr. Robot actually is Elliot Alderson’s father and that the young hacker has…
  • Gerard Butler Stars As Job Recruiter With A Family Crisis In ‘The Headhunter’s Calling’

    Erik Pedersen
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Gerard Butler is trading his action-hero stripes for a dramatic turn in The Headhunter’s Calling, from first-time director Mark Williams. The Olympus Has Fallen and 300 series star will play Dane Jensen, a corporate headhunter who works at Blackrock Recruiting arranging jobs for engineers. He is well on his way to achieving his longtime work goal of taking over the company when his 10-year-old son falls ill and his personal and professional priorities clash. The Judge…
  • Deluxe Culver City Post-Production Staff Vote Overwhelmingly For IATSE Contract

    Dominic Patten
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:18 pm
    The former employees of Sony Colorworks officially want back the union benefits they used to have. In an election today conducted by the Labor Relations Board, 23 of the 25 votes cast among postproduction technicians and artists at Deluxe's Culver City unit on the Sony lot were to join the Motion Picture Editors Guild and IATSE. The balloting ended around 5:30 PM Wednesday. There are around 30 post staffers at the facility. As Deadline reported earlier this week, this…
  • Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ Casts Simone Missick In Key Role

    Nellie Andreeva
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Netflix's Marvel series Luke Cage has rounded out its core cast. I’ve learned that Simone Missick has landed the younger female lead opposite Mike Colter, Alfre Woodard and Theo Rossi in the third series in Marvel's four-series package for Netflix. She will play what is listed on the breakdown as Missy, a woman with a strong sense of justice. I hear the actual character is Marvel’s Misty Knight, a former NYPD officer who gets a new bionic arm by Tony Stark after losing…
  • Stephen Colbert Mocks Jeb Bush Plan To Run Campaign Contest Off ‘Late Show’ Debut

    Lisa de Moraes
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:40 pm
    UPDATED with Jeb Bush response: The GOP candidate took to Twitter tonight to make the best of the dressing down Stephen Colbert gave him for not checking with Colbert first before launching a contest to raise money off his first night hosting The Late Show: .@StephenAtHome I'm in. See you September 8th my man — Jeb Bush (@JebBush) September 3, 2015 PREVIOUSLY: Stephen Colbert is pretty steamed that Jeb Bush’s campaign has launched a raffle to…
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    The Conversation

  • Let's make sure that cleaning up the world's water doesn't send our climate targets down the gurgler

    Peter Fisher, Adjunct Professor, Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:12 pm
    New Delhi's Yamuna River, like much of India's water, is polluted. The world urgently needs low-carbon ways to clean things up. EPA/Harish TyagiMuch of the world still lacks clean, safe water. Progress on sanitation is falling far short of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals. The scale of the problem is highlighted by India, where half the population – some 665 million people – still defecate in the open, and where most sewage, even from toilets, is dumped untreated into rivers and streams. Worldwide, contaminated water is implicated in 85% of all illness. An even…
  • Ranking African universities is a futile endeavour

    Damtew Teferra, Professor of Higher Education at University of KwaZulu-Natal
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Somali university students celebrate their graduation. Universities that fare well on national measures may be ignored by international ranking systems. Feisal Omar/ReutersAfrican higher education circles have reacted with suspicion and disdain after it was revealed that a system is being developed to rank the continent’s universities against each other. The proposed ranking system was announced during a higher education conference organised by Times Higher Education (THE) in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg. This news generated far more attention than other issues raised…
  • Why South Sudanese adversaries signed a peace deal that they do not want

    Peter Run, PhD Candidate and Tutor at The University of Queensland
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:44 pm
    South Sudan's President Salva Kiir signs a peace agreement in the capital Juba, on August 26, 2015. Reuters/Jok SolomunOn paper, the South Sudanese government led by President Salva Kiir and its armed opposition, commanded by former vice president Riek Machar, have agreed to declare permanent ceasefire. They also agreed to establish a transitional government, collaboratively work towards a permanent constitution and legislatively establish reconciliation and peace-building institutions. All these are stipulated in a peace agreement that both the government and the rebels have reluctantly…
  • Why culture, not race, determines tastes in music

    Winfried Lüdemann, Professor of Musicology at Stellenbosch University
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Music is culturally - and not racially - ingrained. Reuters/Andrew WinningOne frequently hears questions such as: Why do different races generally listen to specific genres of music? Why do music genres have a huge racial divide? In societies obsessed with and manipulated by the notion of race, these questions are understandable. But it is also understandable that, for many forward-thinking people, they are highly troubling. It says a lot about our state of mind that we have become used to linking matters to race even if they don’t have a racial basis. Our preferences for specific musical…
  • How current measures underestimate the level of poverty in South Africa

    Murray Leibbrandt, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Poverty and Inequality; NRF Chair in Poverty and Inequality Research; and Director of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit at University of Cape Town
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Unused cooling towers overlooking an informal settlement in Soweto. A new study suggests that poverty in South Africa is actually higher than the figures usually quoted. Reuters/Siphiwe SibekoUnlike many other countries, South Africa does not have one recognised “official” poverty line. Instead, a number of different thresholds are used, and there’s little clarity on the appropriateness of each threshold. A study we recently undertook suggests that Statistics South Africa’s upper-bound poverty line underestimates poverty. The Stats SA line indicates that approximately 53% of South…
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • Minnesota: “St. Paul Public Library Director Kit Hadley to Retire Next Month”

    Gary Price
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Fron the Pioneer Press: The director of the St. Paul Public Library is retiring, Mayor Chris Coleman announced Wednesday. Kit Hadley, the head of the library since 2009, will step down Oct. 2. Coleman said he’ll name interim managers in the coming weeks. In a statement, Coleman credited Hadley for a tenure “marked by program innovations, infrastructure improvements, and a vision that the library is the cornerstone of St. Paul’s community learning network.” [Clip] Before becoming director of the library, Hadley served as director of the Minneapolis Public Library and…
  • In Windsor, Ontario: “Fewer Books, More Digital: C$7.9 Million Helps Create New Library System”

    Gary Price
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Note: C$7.9 Million Converts to $5.95 Million/USD. From The Windsor Star: A $7.9-million infusion of cash — Windsor’s largest library investment in years — means the city’s whole system will soon transform. The Windsor Public Library will have fewer books and more electronic resources. It will offer some new and upgraded spaces, and a couple of consolidated branches, along with a bookmobile. And it will likely have less of that one quintessential library characteristic: quiet. [Clip] But after city council last week approved a much-debated modernization proposal, library officials…
  • New Online: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Publicly Releases Unclassified Data About the Arctic

    Gary Price
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:00 pm
    From the NGA: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency launched a public website Sept. 2 to provide unclassified information about the Arctic. [Clip] The public site, accessible located at, includes Digital Elevation Models that provide 3D representations of the Arctic’s surface. The models, derived from NGA-sponsored DigitalGlobe commercial imagery sources, support land management, sustainable development, safe recreation, scientific studies, and domain-specific challenges inherent to aviation, transportation and defense. The DEM is the standard against which…
  • Wikimedia Foundation Launches Public Policy Web Site

    Gary Price
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The new Wikimedia Public Policy site will feature material on topics that are of interest to the library community including: Access Copyright Censorship Intermediary Liability Privacy From an Introductory Blog Post by the Foundation’s Legal Director and Legal Counsel: This site is another important step toward protecting Wikimedians from censorship or reprisal due to sharing free knowledge, problems we have faced before. In 2011, the Italian parliament considered a law limiting free speech. The Wikipedia community took actionto oppose it. For three days, Italian Wikipedia showed a…
  • Digital Humanities: University of Pennsylvania Awarded $2 Million Grant From Mellon Foundation

    Gary Price
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    From Penn Libraries: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded the University of Pennsylvania a $2 million grant to support University initiatives in the digital humanities in both Penn Arts & Sciences and Penn Libraries. [Clip] Penn’s Humanities in the Digital Age Initiative builds upon projects that have been underway in Penn Arts & Sciences, the Libraries and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The initiative seeks to consolidate the University’s existing digital resources and significantly expand them in order to profoundly strengthen…
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    Detroit Unspun

  • Meet your Hatch Detroit 2015 Winner: Live Cycle Delight scored with energy, social-media savvy

    Karen Dybis
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Amina Daniels seems like a New Yorker – she talks fast, she moves fast, she thinks fast. Yet those same traits – speed, dexterity when moving between topics or locations, quickness of mind and body – are the same reasons she is, most certainly, of Detroit. Daniels and her business partner Jackie Palmer are now something else – they are the 2015 Hatch Detroit winners. Their business, Live Cycle Delight, will receive $50,000 in funding as well as business support from Comerica Bank and other sponsors, including Opportunity Detroit. Live Cycle Delight aims to become be the first…
  • Dan Gilbert buys Book Tower

    Marge Sorge
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    The 89-year-old Book Tower has a new owner … Dan Gilbert. His Bedrock Real Estate Services now owns the historic 38-story Book Tower, the attached 13-story Book Building and an adjacent two-story community center in downtown Detroit. The three buildings span an entire city block between Grand River Avenue and State Streep and total approximately 517,000 square feet. They are located at 1265, 1249 and 1201 Washington Boulevard. Bedrock plans to transform the buildings into a mixed-use development that it says will “bring jobs, energy and new life to these properties while expanding…
  • Eminem joins fight to keep Downtown Boxing Gym open, and so can you

    Marge Sorge
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:29 am
    Many Detroit neighborhoods are still in distress, and so are the children living there. Some of those are on the city’s eastside where the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program hopes to make a difference. Today it’s in distress as well and Eminem hopes to change that. He’s launched a campaign to bring in needed dollars to the organization. The Marshall Mathers Foundation in partnership with Shady Records, Title and Southpaw are taking donations from fans who will have the chance to win special prizes from their limited edition collaboration. Ten lucky winners will be chosen to win the…
  • Heart pounding flight demonstrations, bands, hi-tech robotics: It’s Navy Week in Metro Detroit

    Marge Sorge
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:54 pm
    The US Navy has operated in the Detroit area for more than 100 years and our region has played a major role in the shaping of America. So it seems only right that this week is Navy Week in metro Detroit. There are events galore from explosive ordinance disposal demonstrations to Navy band concerts to working out with Navy first responders to performances by the Blue Angels. There are also numerous performances by the Horizon Navy Band, a seven-piece contemporary music ensemble that travels throughout the Midwest. Sailors from Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Crew 103, the “Rough Riders”…
  • U of D Jesuit senior develops baby carrier for paraplegic mothers

    Marge Sorge
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    Picture this: You’re a new mom and you are a paraplegic and wheelchair bound. How do you move your little one from one place to another? Enter Alden Kane, a senior at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School. He’s enrolled in Dominic Coccitti’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) research class where his assignment was to create a device that will allow a paraplegic mother to easily transport her baby on her wheelchair. First, Kane created virtual models using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, which he first had to learn with the help of Dr. Darrell Kleinke,…
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  • Kim Coles’ Fairytale Wedding Set to Air on WEtv

    Ny MaGee
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:22 pm
    *Kim Coles married her love Reggie Mckiver in a small ceremony in the Dominican Republic in July, and wedding planner to the stars David Outer, who was on hand for their second wedding celebration, filmed the ceremony for a future episode of “David Tutera’s CELEBrations” on WEtv. Coles and Mckiver, a health food business owner […]
  • Brooklyn Woman Accepts Meager $10K for Cops’ Harassment Over Dead Husband

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:59 pm
    *The Brooklyn widow who finally got so frustrated with NYPD officers forcing their way into her space and ransacking her apartment in an attempt to locate her husband, admits her agreement to the meager $10,000 settlement last week was to get them off her back, according to The Post. Especially in light of the fact […]
  • Tomica Wright Talks Eazy-E’s Legacy in Unreleased Documentary

    Ny MaGee
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:53 pm
    *Tomica Wright, CEO and heir of Ruthless Records and widow of rapper and label founder, Eric “Eazy-E” Wright, talks openly with best-selling author and filmmaker Maxie Collier in a new 41 minute documentary program titled, “The Legacy Of Eazy-E.” In this previously unreleased footage, filmed in the fall of 2002, Wright shared personal details about […]
  • Reginald Hudlin, David Hill Tapped to Give 88th Oscars a Makeover

    Ny MaGee
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:42 pm
    *Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs has announced that Emmy-winning producer David Hill and Oscar-nominated producer-director Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th Academy Awards, which will air live on ABC February 28, 2016. Hudlin, best known for directing “House Party” and “Boomerang,” also produced Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” and served as president of entertainment for BET […]
  • Will Master P’s Ex-Wife Drama Be Included in Reality Show?

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:13 pm
    *Master P’s family reality show premieres later this year on the cable channel Reelz, and it’s not entirely known if the headline-making divorce antics involving his ex-wife Sonya Miller will be included in the episodes. In the past two years, he has accused her of using drugs in front of their kids, and she’s accused him of […]
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    Evening Express

  • Andy Murray hopes to go on the attack in round three

    Press Association
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Andy Murray is determined to turn defence into attack when he takes on France’s Adrian Mannarino in the US Open second round. Murray has been eager to add more variety and creativity to his game this year but the Scot was on the back foot for much of his four-set victory against Nick Kyrgios on […]
  • Russell Martin confident Scotland will qualify for Euro 2016

    Press Association
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Scotland defender Russell Martin is convinced his team would make a major contribution to Euro 2016 – and he is confident they will get the chance to back up his assertion. Scotland continue their qualification bid when they face Georgia in Tbilisi on Friday night having only suffered one defeat in six games so far, […]
  • Chilly August followed flaming July as temperatures plunged

    Press Association
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Temperatures may have hit a record in July but a chilly August made this summer the coldest in the past three years. Higher rainfall than average also ensured a soggier season than usual, finishing up with a wet bank holiday weekend at the end of last month. The average temperature for summer was just 13.9C […]
  • Barack Obama becomes first US president to cross the Arctic Circle

    Press Association
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle in a first by a sitting US president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village their plight should be the world’s wake-up call on global warming. His visit to Kotzebue, a town of some 3,000 people in the Alaska Arctic, was designed to snap the country to attention by […]
  • China stages massive military parade to mark Japan’s Second World War defeat

    Press Association
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:38 pm
    China staged a huge military parade through Beijing to commemorate Japan’s Second World War defeat while underlining President Xi Jinping’s determination to make his country Asia’s pre-eminent power. The spectacle involved more than 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of military hardware and 200 aircraft of various types, representing what military officials say is the Chinese military’s […]
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    Everything Long Beach

  • Arts Council for Long Beach Call for 2015 Arts Awards Nominations

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
      The Arts Council for Long Beach is pleased to request nominations for our 2015 Arts Awards. These non-monetary awards are bestowed in recognition of excellence and community contribution. Long Beach community members are invited to submit nominations by completing a nomination form. Submissions are reviewed by a diverse panel that chooses the recipients, who will be honored at the annual State of the Arts celebration this October.Read the rest of Arts Council for Long Beach Call for 2015 Arts Awards Nominations
  • “Planting Perspectives” The second in the Conversations in Place for 2015 Series

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    L to R (Top Row) – James P. Folsom, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Laura Pulido L to R (Bottom Row) -Karen Quintiliani and Claudia Jurmain “When I think of home I think of the garden,” wrote Frederick Bixby Jr. to his mother Florence at Rancho Los Alamitos in 1928. That identification of garden and home is true for many Southern Californians. But drought, land use regulations, and rapid urbanization, and labor raise many questions about the situation of homes and their gardens. As Conversations co-moderator Claudia Jurmain points out, “A walk in the garden seems like such a simple,…
  • “Shakespeare Aloud” Resumes September 26 in New Venue

    25 Aug 2015 | 11:30 am
    The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center’s free Arts for Life series “Shakespeare Aloud” will resume inside a new home when it returns for the 2015-16 season on Sept. 26. The University Art Museum will host the popular series inside its newly renovated Permanent Collection Gallery.Read the rest of “Shakespeare Aloud” Resumes September 26 in New Venue
  • Councilman Andrews Joins Aquarium of the Pacific to Host a Free Evening at the Aquarium

    25 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    6th District Councilman Dee Andrews and the Aquarium of the Pacific are pleased to announce a free evening at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Thursday, September 17th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Councilman Andrews is encouraging the 6th District residents, along with residents citywide, to join him for an evening at the Aquarium of the Pacific.Read the rest of Councilman Andrews Joins Aquarium of the Pacific to Host a Free Evening at the Aquarium
  • City Reaches Tentative Agreement With Machinists Union

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    The City of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement with its largest labor union – the International Association of Machinists (IAM).Read the rest of City Reaches Tentative Agreement With Machinists Union
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    Asian Correspondent » News

  • Police find fingerprint match in Bangkok bombing investigation

    Asian Correspondent
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:28 am
    Police prepare to transport bombing suspect to Bangkok after he was caught attempting to cross the border into Cambodia. Image via Twitter. Thai police say the fingerprints of a foreign man arrested at Thailand’s border with Cambodia match those they found on a bottle containing bomb-making material. The bottle was among many items seized during a raid Saturday of an apartment on the outskirts of Bangkok where another suspect was arrested as part of the investigation into the deadly Aug. 17 bombing at the Erawan shrine. Both suspects are being interrogated by the military and have not…
  • North Korea insists it didn’t apologize for mine blast

    AP News
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:40 pm
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Pic: AP. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is denying Seoul’s claim that the North’s recent expression of “regret” after a marathon negotiating session is an apology for a mine explosion that maimed two South Korean soldiers. The statement Tuesday by Pyongyang’s powerful National Defense Commission further belies Seoul’s claim that it successfully pushed the North in the talks last week to take responsibility for the blast. The statement says Seoul must stop saying the North apologized or face unspecified consequences.
  • HK student leader Joshua Wong to go on trial over pro-democracy protest

    AP News
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Hong Kong student protest leader Joshua Wong. Pic: AP. HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong teenage student leader Joshua Wong will face trial on charges relating to his role in storming government headquarters nearly a year ago in a protest that sparked months-long pro-democracy street occupations. Wong pleaded not guilty to charges of inciting and participating in an illegal assembly at a magistrates court on Wednesday. The 18-year-old helped spearhead last year’s protest movement against Beijing’s plan to restrict elections for top leader of the semi-autonomous Chinese city. Students…
  • What’s in a name? The great ‘Myanmar’ or ‘Burma’ debate

    Asian Correspondent Staff
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Myanmar Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi gestures during a public rally in Yangon, Burma, last year. Pic: AP. After holding out for more than quarter of a century, the UK’s Guardian newspaper announced Monday that it would no longer be using ‘Burma’ to refer to the Southeast Asian nation, switching instead to its official name, ‘Myanmar’. The switch again raises an issue that has dogged media outlets since the military junta adopted ‘Myanmar’ in 1989. The choice has always been a tricky one: stick with the British colonial name Burma, or adopt the new name imposed by a…
  • China chemical factory blast death toll rises to 5

    AP News
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:52 pm
    The chemical factory after the explosion in Lijin county, Wednesday. Pic: AP. BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say the death toll from an explosion at a chemical factory in eastern China has risen to five. The factory that produces adhesive materials exploded on Monday night in Lijin county in Shandong province. The official Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday that at least five people had been confirmed dead, citing local authorities. On Monday the toll was reported as one. Xinhua said the cause of the blast was under investigation. This image of last night’s chemical blast was…
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    Asia Travels

  • Visit Card of Kharezm

    8 Aug 2015 | 2:29 am
    A person may have never been to the province of Kharezm, he or she may have never heard of their customs and traditions, But it is impossible not to know their traditional dance! None of Uzbekistan’s concerts, ceremonies and national holidays, such as Navruz are held without this dance. With not the simplest, yet interesting […]
  • Khiva Live

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

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

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

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

    Michael Harthorne
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Teaching mom and dad to use Facebook and Instagram may make you want to yank out your hair, but it could help keep parents mentally fit as they age, according to new research out of Austria. People over the age of 50 scored better on cognition tests in 2012 than...
  • Polar Bears Lay Siege to Russian Weather Station

    Michael Harthorne
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Like a combination of The Grey and The Thing that we would definitely watch, a group of polar bears has trapped three Russian scientists inside a remote weather station with no weapons and no clear idea of when help will arrive, CBS News reports. The Russians—two meteorologists and an...
  • Archaeologists Race to Map History Before ISIS Destroys It

    Michael Harthorne
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Archaeologists and thousands of volunteers are in a race against time to digitally map some of the world's oldest and most important statues, temples, and cities before they can be destroyed by the Islamic State, the Los Angeles Times reports. If ISIS "is permitted to wipe the slate clean and...
  • Former NFL Player Charged With Killing Cellmate

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been charged with strangling his cellmate while locked up at Kern Valley State Prison in California. Phillips, 40, is in the midst of a 31-year sentence for choking his girlfriend and driving his car into three teens following a pickup football game. He's...
  • Bizarre Surgery Saves Man's Burned Hand

    Michael Harthorne
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:40 pm
    An 87-year-old Texas man just spent three weeks with his left hand surgically attached to his stomach, the AP reports. "It's a funny feeling," Frank Reyes says of the experience. Why did he have to go through it? Back in June, Reyes was changing a tire when his trailer slipped...
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    The News International - World

  • Syrias heritage riches victim of intractable war

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    BEIRUT: Syria s conflict has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions, but it has also seen the country s irreplaceable heritage dug up and sol
  • Yemeni detainees

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    DUBAI: Warring parties in south Yemen have committed “serious abuses” against civilians and fighters in their custody, including summary executions, H
  • Ukraine ceasefire undermined

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    KIEV: Several civilians were killed on Wednesday in eastern Ukraine, undermining fresh efforts to end continuing violence as the European Union extend
  • 61 infants die at Indian hospital

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    CUTTACK: Sixty-one infants have died at an Indian children s hospital in just two weeks, sparking protests and forcing the state government to launch
  • Polio in Europe

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    GENEVA: Two children in southwestern Ukraine have been paralysed by polio, the first outbreak of the disease in Europe since 2010, the World Health Or
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    Capital News

  • Lawyer Oriaro’s kin die in accident after his burial

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:07 am
    NAIROBI, Kenya Sept 2 – Three members of lawyer Geoffrey Oriaro’s family have died in a road accident in Nakuru. The family members were travelling from his burial when the accident occurred in Nakuru. They include Oriaro’s cousin, the wife and their child who were traveling from Siaya after the burial of Oriaro who was found dead in a swimming pool in Mombasa recently. Police have named the deceased couple as Patrick Ochieng’ and Rose Akoth, but have not released the child’s name. Rift Valley Traffic Police chief Mary Omari says the couple died on the spot while…
  • Officials linked to jobs scam arrested

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:17 am
    NGO Cordination Board CEO Fazul Mahamed Yusuf NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 2 – Four senior officials of a firm that enlisted more than 20,000 Kenyans in a suspected job fraud were on Wednesday evening arrested while seeking registration at the NGO Coordination Board. The entity known as EAST Africa SSASPF came into the limelight after inviting thousands of Kenyans to the Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani where they distributed letters for questionable jobs. The NGO board’s Executive Director Fazul Mahamed told Capital FM News that the officials were being questioned by CID detectives on…
  • Turkana Governor, Senator in heated exchange at inquiry

    Jane Goin
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:59 am
    “I will want political issues that are outside this committee not to be brought here, Senator Munyes is now my rival for governorship”… at which point Munyes blurted ‘correct’. NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 2 – The Turkana Governor and Senator traded accusations before the Senate Public Accounts Committee over corruption related issues with John Munyes accusing Governor Josephat Nanok of abetting the vice. Senator Munyes who is not a member of the committee but attended as a ‘friend’ said the challenge the county was facing was external interference from…
  • Maternal hospital opened targeting low income women

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:55 am
    NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 2 – If you are a woman who lives in urban areas and works as a domestic help, vegetable seller, factory worker or a shop owner, and you are busy and cost-conscious, a hospital has been opened in Kahawa West to cater to your reproductive health, especially maternal care. The newly opened Jacaranda Maternity Hospital has been set up to provide women at the grassroots level with quality maternal services that are affordable. “Our clients are first-time mother and women who have children. They are the newborns who deserve a warm, welcoming, healthy start to life.
  • ‘Terminator’ warlord terrorised DR Congo, court told

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:49 am
    Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague during the first day of his trial on September 2, 2015/AFP THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Sep 2 – Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda gave “orders to attack and kill” hundreds of victims in a campaign of terror that decimated the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the International Criminal Court heard Wednesday. Nicknamed “The Terminator,” Ntaganda denied 18 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity as his highly-anticipated trial opened in The Hague.
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  • Cameron: UK taking more refugees is not the answer to EU crisis

    Descrier Staff
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:58 am
    Prime Minister David Cameron has ignored calls from across the continent for the UK to do its part and help house a greater proportion of the hundreds of thousands of refugees who have made their way into Europe in recent months. Both Greece and Italy have called for help in providing support to the refugees that continue to arrive on their shore, but while Germany has offered Syrian refugees the opportunity to claim asylum within its border, Britain has effectively raised the drawbridge in an attempt to keep everyone out. Anna Musgrave, an advocacy manager at the UK’s Refugee Council, a…
  • Migrant crisis: Thousands of migrants arrive in mainland Greece

    Descrier Staff
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:51 am
    Thousands of migrants and refugees have arrived in mainland Greece, as European leaders squabble over how to defuse growing crisis. Two ships carrying 4,200 people from Lesbos island docked in the port of Piraeus last night, with those on board expected to journey to Athens later today. More than 160,000 people have arrived in Greece so far this year, already surpassing the number from 2014. Already under significant financial burden, Greece is struggling to provide for the numbers arriving on its shores, estimated at 23,000 in the last week, according to the EU’s border agency Frontex.
  • Refugee crisis: Thousands of Icelanders offer to house displaced Syrians

    Descrier Staff
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:48 am
    More than 12,000 Icelanders have offered to open their homes or provide other assistance to Syrian refugees after their government said they would only take in 50 people form the war-torn country. Icelandic author and folklorist Bryndis Bjorgvinsdottir called on her fellow countrymen and women to speak out in favour of those needing asylum in an open letter on the Facebook group Syria is calling, and thousands have have offered their help. The letter reads: “Refugees are human resources, experience and skills. Refugees are our future spouses, best friends, our next soul mate, the…
  • EU referendum: Electoral Commission recommends change to question

    Descrier Staff
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:51 am
    The Electoral Commission has urged that the question to be put to voters on whether to remain in or leave the EU should be altered. The watchdog said the current question – “should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?” – could be perceived as biased to the status quo and staying in the European Union. It said the question should instead be: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” The change would mean that neither campaign could use the relative positivity of “Yes” to…
  • EU referendum: UKIP to launch alternative anti-EU campaign

    Descrier Staff
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:05 am
    The UK Independent Party has said that it will launch its own independent campaign against remaining in the European Union before the referendum, which is to be held by the end of 2017. Leader Nigel Farage said that he will “work with anyone who wants to help secure a ‘No’ vote in the EU referendum”, but the announcement of an independent campaign highlights the rivalries and division within the “No” campaign. The Electoral Commission is yet to determine which group it will designate as the official voice of the “No” campaign for the referendum,…
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    International monetary Fund Podcasts

  • The Future of Asian Finance

    1 Sep 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Asia fared well throughout the global financial crisis and has since become one of the strongest economic regions in the world. But with the global economy such as it is, a new book published by the IMF says Asia’s financial systems are facing new challenges. In this podcast coauthor Jim Walsh talks about The Future of Asian Finance.
  • Most Unequal on Earth

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    While the gap between rich and poor is widest in Latin America, research led by Nora Lustig shows it’s the only region in the world where the gap is actually narrowing. But in this podcast, Lustig admits it’s still unclear what specifically is behind the trend.
  • Painting a Better Picture of Poverty

    19 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Poverty can mean different things in different countries. The creator of the “Multidimensional Poverty Index” explains how the measure is designed to expand policymakers’ understanding of poverty beyond the traditional benchmark of living on less than $1.25 per day.
  • Domestic Reforms to Expand Trade

    12 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    World trade has slowed in the past decade. Professor Douglas Irwin says countries need to shift from focusing on trade barriers at borders, to domestic reforms that would help entrepreneurs get their goods to port cities for export.
  • Russia Feeling The Pinch of Cheaper Oil, Sanctions

    5 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Russia is now likely in recession with GDP growth expected to decline 3.4 percent this year, says the IMF in its annual economic assessment. Mission Chief Ernesto Ramirez Rigo, explains how Russia’s economic woes are largely due to the dramatic drop in oil prices, and sanctions in response to developments in Crimea and Ukraine.
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    Papua New Guinea Today

  • Internet rates in PNG too high

    2 Sep 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Internet rates placed by internet service providers  in Papua New Guinea are too high, says an internet expert.Former Telikom acting chief executive officer Noel Mobiha (pictured) said there was still room for improvement in terms of provision of internet services. Speaking during launching of internet exchange point (IXP) by Telikom PNG Ltd on Tuesday, he said: “We were the 67th country to register on the country code top level domain (CCTLD).“We still here and everybody is gone. Our costs are too high.“When you talk about IXP, I will smile because I will be interested to see if…
  • Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research announces major new research award in maternal health

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:41 am
    To coincide with the 51st Annual Symposium of the PNG Medical Society on “Advancing women’s health through innovation”, the PNG Institute of Medical Research today released a press statement announcing a major new research award.“This prestigious international award will place PNG researchers at the forefront of global research on infectious diseases and maternal health”, said the Director of the PNGIMR, Professor Peter Siba.The Institute has been awarded funding under the UK-based Joint Global Health Trials initiative to investigate point-of-care testing and treatment of sexually…
  • Hilton Hotel to be built in Papua New Guinea

    2 Sep 2015 | 1:34 am
    Papua New Guinea will have one of the best world's renowned  hotels. The Mineral Resource Development Company is proud to bring to Port Moresby, the first ever HILTON HOTEL. The Management agreement signed early last month between MRDC and Hilton World Wide will see the construction of a 5 star 212 premium room hotels in Port Moresby. The Hilton hotel is part of MRDC group subsidiaries latest development project, the STAR Mountain Plaza to be launched today. Under the agreement, Hilton will manage the Hotel and a convention centre within the Star Mountain Plaza.
  • St John Ambulance Services to be closed

    2 Sep 2015 | 1:15 am
    The St John ambulance Services in Papua New Guinea will be closed as off tomorrow the 3rd of September due to shortage of funds.This comes about after the PNG National Department of Health failed to allocate the 2015 budget for the St John Ambulance Services and also refused to sign the MOA, which has prolonged to this date.The budget was due at the end of last year, but was never paid and the organisation has been operating on remaining funds until the last staff salaries due today.A very disappointing Commissioner, Ms Courtney Honey said the St John Ambulance Services have been operating in…

    2 Sep 2015 | 1:09 am
    Papua New Guinea's biggest oil and gas producer, Oil Search, has announced moves to reduce costs, and become more efficient, in response to the sharp fall in global oil and gas prices.It will be carrying out a number of exercises, including reducing the number of staff, to sustain the company's operations over the next five years.Managing Director, Peter Botten, says the company reached this decision after a three-month business study, which identified the need to be more efficient, in light of lower likely future revenues.The study confirmed the need to focus activities on supporting the PNG…
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • ISIS Wages Cultural Genocide in Palmyra

    Michael J. Totten
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:09 pm
    They finally did it. The bastards destroyed Palmyra’s Temple of Bel. We all knew it was coming in May when ISIS conquered the ancient Roman-era city an hour’s drive east of the Syrian city of Homs. At first nothing happened. They promised they’d leave Palmyra alone, that they wouldn’t lay waste to its offensive pre-Islamicness the way they wrecked the Iraqi cities of Hatra and Nimrud.  I almost wrote that I was wrong after I predicted Palmyra’s destruction in City Journal, but then I thought, no, this is ISIS we’re talking about. Of course they’re going blow up the city.
  • Beijing at the Corner of Desperation and Panic

    Gordon G. Chang
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:20 am
    Monday, China Central Television, the state broadcaster, carried the “confession” of a weary Wang Xiaolu. The journalist from Caijing Magazine, a prominent financial publication, admitted to adding his “own subjective judgment” to information he obtained “through private channels” about the central government’s stock rescue plan. Wang’s crime, in Beijing’s eyes, was to pen a July 20th article stating that the China Securities Regulatory Commission was considering halting intervention in the Chinese stock market. Since early July, the central government had been buying blue…
  • Guess Who’s Coming to China’s Military Parade

    Gordon G. Chang
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:37 am
    Tuesday, Beijing revealed the list of countries participating in its military parade, scheduled for September 3rd, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Japan in the Second World War. Belarus, Cuba, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Mongolia, Pakistan, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Russia will each send about 75 marchers. Afghanistan, Cambodia, Fiji, Laos, Vanuatu, and Venezuela will contribute about seven troops each. The 17 countries, Beijing said, will chip in about 1,000 soldiers. This is an odd group celebrating the end of World War II in the Pacific. Fiji remained untouched…
  • Back in the USSR

    Alexander J. Motyl
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    By now you know that a Russian military kangaroo court sentenced Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov and Ukrainian civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko to, respectively, 20 and 10 years imprisonment on trumped-up charges of terrorism. Amnesty International and other human rights groups immediately responded with protests, while Amnesty’s press secretary in Ukraine compared the trial to Stalinist show trials. I hate to quibble, but the more accurate comparison is with the Soviet trials of dissidents in the 1960s–1980s. Stalinist trials might entail final statements by the accused, but they…
  • How to Destroy a City in Five Minutes

    Michael J. Totten
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:30 pm
    You don’t need a weapon of mass destruction to ruin a city. Well, maybe sometimes you do. You’re not getting rid of New York City without one. But some of the world’s cities are so vulnerable, so precariously perched above an abyss, that a single bloodthirsty nutjob with a rifle can bring it to its knees in a matter of minutes. Look at Tunisia’s resort city of Sousse on the Mediterranean. Two months ago, an ISIS-inspired nutcase named Seifeddine Rezgui strolled up the beach with a Kalashnikov in his hand and murdered 38 people, most of them tourists from Britain. The police shot him,…
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    Pars Herald

  • Rapid World Economy Changes Outpace The Experts

    Saeed Maleki
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The global economy changes so fast that relying on carefully researched reports and forecasts from economists seem of little worth any more. Only yesterday, respected credit rating firm Moody’s predicted ‘muted growth’ for the global economy and cited a continuing threat of a Greek exit from the Eurozone as one of three key reasons underpinning the opinion. The today, the German and Spanish governments back the Eurozone’s third bailout for Athens as the threat that has cast such a long shadow over the future of the euro for so long has lifted. Moody’s, Standard and Poor’s, Fitch…
  • Volcano Alert As Nuclear Power Station Goes Online

    Hasan Rezazadeh
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:39 pm
    Hundreds of thousands of people are standing by to evacuate their homes after scientists warned a huge volcanic eruption is likely nearby. Around 600,000 residents of the Japanese city of Kagoshima are on alert after seismologists voiced concerns that a rain of fire and stones could fall on the city if the volcano of Sakurajima erupts. Sakurajima last erupted in 2013, killing an estimated 63 people. Following the warning, a plume of volcanic ash has been seen rising from the crater and officials have confirmed a ‘small eruption’ has taken place. At night, the sky above the volcano glows…
  • 3,500 refugees a day seek asylum in Europe

    Farid Shojaei
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Record numbers of migrants seeking a new life are breaching the borders of Europe. The European Union reports more than 107,000 migrants arrived in Europe in July – that is more than 3,450 a day. This flood of refugees is coming from North Africa and the Middle East on a makeshift fleet of rubber dinghies, small boats and ships. Many thousands are paying traffickers for passage and the death toll of those arriving in squalid or inadequate vessels and boats is rising by the day. Europe is struggling to cope with the surge in migrants, with Greece and Italy bearing the brunt of the problem as…
  • Will EU Stop QROPS Public Pension Transfer Ban?

    Mohsen Salami
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:08 pm
    The latest Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) quandary for the government highlights the problems of transferring a pension overseas. Not only do governments regularly change the QROPS rules – when they do they tend to make mistakes that require sticking plasters to cover the mistakes a few weeks or months later. QROPS have regularly suffered from this issue. The latest foul-up comes from the Treasury drafting a ban on the transfer of unfunded public pensions to QROPS from April 6, 2015. The fear was civil servants and public sector workers would rush to shift their…
  • Joe Rogan in Quotes

    Farid Shojaei
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Joe Rogan is perhaps best known nowadays for his colourful and excitable commentary on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for the Fox Network, but his story spans a career of stand-up comedy, sell-out tours and a huge podcast show. He was also the host of the massive show “Fear Factor” in the US and his own show on the SyFy Channel named “Joe Rogan Questions Everything”. Rogan is also very much open about his opinions on governments, drugs, psychedelics and both human and alien life, but predominantly, and in his own words: “The two things I understand best are stand-up comedy…
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • Google Will Soon Downgrade Mobile Sites With Huge App Install Ads

    Christy Gren
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:40 am
    In their own tests, Google found that 9 percent of users who saw the interstitials clicked the link to install the app, however, not all of them followed through. Users encounter a few problems while browsing through the internet on the mobile, but one of the most annoying problems is the app install pop-ups that take up the entire screen. Google too realised this problem and will penalize the mobile sites for doing that. Google realized this through to its own internal study which proved that users often do not click through when they encounter these annoying ads. The company intends to…
  • Acer launched Jade Primo, a Windows 10 Smartphone that also turns into a PC

    Christy Gren
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:33 am
    At the IFA in Berlin today, Acer concluded its pre-IFA conference by showcasing a brand new smartphone that will turn into a PC when connected to the accompanying keyboard. ‘Jade Primo,’ the PC phone will use the new Microsoft Continuum feature in Microsoft’s newly launched Windows 10 OS to allow the device to successfully morph as a laptop replacement. A new mobile focused operating system for the pocket PC will be released later this year. Microsoft Continuum is mostly found in Windows 10 2-in-1 devices, where users which to switch between laptop and tablet modes. The feature will…
  • Acer Predator 6, Ultimate “Predator Projector” Smartphone for Gamers!

    Carrie Ann
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:22 am
    Acer just added itself as one of the many tech companies to chase after gamers. At the IFA 2015 Press Conference in Berlin, along with the usual assortments of PCs, and laptops, Gaming has been in their prime radar this year. The company is championing the Predator brand on its shoulders, targeting the potential Gamers across the globe. It is considered as a strong and reliable source in the PC’s high-end gaming hardware. The Taiwanese tech firm has broadened their flagship lineup with intriguing new technologies and techniques along with a Gaming Projector. The most interesting thing that…
  • Acer Unveils the Revo Build, an Amazingly Modular Mini PC at the IFA 2015

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:41 am
    (Image: A core block containing the processor and memory, an audio block with built-in speaker, a power block and a storage block.) At the IFA technology show in Berlin, Acer pulled the curtains off an amazingly modular mini-PC, the Revo Build, a successor from last year’s smart compact Revo Build series. The Revo Build lets users add and remove elements as they require. It comes with two key components, the main unit and the graphics. With each module being magnetic, one can build their own version of an ideal computer by adding modules such as a new hard disk, graphics card or other…
  • Industry Majors Team Up To Create New Open-Source Video Format

    Carrie Ann
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:38 am
    The Alliance for Open Media specified main objectives for the new next-generation open-source video format as interoperable and open, optimised for the web, scalable to any modern device at any bandwidth Major tech firms, including Amazon, Netflix, Cisco, Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, and Intel Corporation have teamed up as the Alliance for Open Media to come up with a new open-source, royalty-free video format for internet delivery by late 2016/early 2017. Among them, Mozilla, Google, and Cisco have already been working on their own open royalty-free open source video codecs. Mozilla and Xiph,…
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    Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

  • United States FDA Approves Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

    Raffy Pekson II
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:35 pm
    With lechon, adobo, crispy pata and bulalo in the same dinner table as the veggies and the carbs, the fear of Filipino-Americans visiting the Philippines is high cholesterol. Good thing the US FDA recently approved Repatha to treat certain patients with high cholesterol.
  • The GrabCar Promo Now Until August 31

    Raffy Pekson II
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Anyway, the new promo code starting today until August 31, 2015 gives recognition to the more than 1,000 GrabCar operators that have received accreditation from the Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board or LTFRB.
  • It’s Like the Viagra® Pill for Women

    Raffy Pekson II
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:27 pm
    The FDA recently approved a pill by Sprout Pharmaceuticals called Addyi directed towards women with low sexual desire that causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty and is NOT due to a co-existing medical or psychiatric condition; problems within the relationship, or the effects of a medication or other drug substance.
  • GrabCar and GrabCar Premium P100 Off Promo Code Aug 17-21

    Raffy Pekson II
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Do I still have to write an entire 10-paragraph prose on the title? LOL! Yep, that’s what it is, boys and girls. And only up to the 21st. I’m a GrabTaxi and GrabCar user. Awesome that Meg magazine thought of this idea – promoting KC Concepcion’s Meg cover. Find out what it is.
  • Movie Ex With Benefits Sparks Outrage

    Raffy Pekson II
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:47 am
    A medical representative or Med Rep who is now based abroad posted an open letter to the Movie and Television Review Classification Board (MTRCB) to review both the trailer and the film, Ex With Benefits, starring Derek Ramsey and Coleen Garcia.
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    E Hacking News - Latest Hacker News and IT Security News

  • iOS malware steals over 225,000 Apple accounts to create free App Utopia

    Pratibha Rawal
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:36 am
    Researcher from Palo Alto Networks, a computer security firm, have found out that hackers, who have targeting jail-broken iPhones, have raided more than 225,000 Apple accounts, using them for app buying sprees or to hold phones for ransom.The jailbreak is a tool in iPhones to use additional iThing tweaks available through the alternative Cydia store, and for some to pirate software by installing ripped-off apps for free.“In cooperation with WeipTech, we have identified 92 samples of a new iOS malware family in the wild. We have analyzed the samples to determine the author’s ultimate goal…
  • Six teenagers arrested for using Lizard Squad's DDoS service

    Ananya Sundaray
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:34 am
    (PC- google images)Six teenagers were recently arrested and later bailed on account of using the hacking tools of a certain Lizard Squad to breach softwares and websites, which included gaming companies, school servers and even newspapers.The teenagers, aged between 15 to 18 and all male, were arrested during an operation by the UK police in search of hackers using the Lizard Stresser tool that allows the user to send spam to system and facilitate the denial of service (ddos) attack, which makes the website unavailable to the real time visitors.In the past, such ddos attacks have caused both…
  • Uber Hires Security Analysts For Enhancing Car Safety

    Ananya Sundaray
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:30 am
    (PC- GOOGLE IMAGES)When it comes to vehicle security, Uber has taken a step ahead in making the vehicles safer. The officials have confirmed that the company has hired two top-notch security analysts to ramp up its target of achieving the technology of self-driven cars. Uber promises the joining of Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek who have been working for Twitter Inc. and security firm IOActive respectively.Uber’s Advanced Technologies Centre, a research laboratory set up by the company in Pittsburgh in February has already hired dozens of vehicle experts from Carnegie Mellon University,…
  • Man jailed for 18 months for hacking into 900 Aviva phones

    Dhruv Paliwal
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:29 am
    Richard Neele (40) has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for hacking into 900 phones of insurance company Aviva.Neele deleted the data on all the 900 smart phones making the company lose out on 5,00,000 pounds onf business.Neele was a director at Esselar. a company which had been contracted by Aviva to manage its security network.Neele has said that he carried out hte attacks becauys eof falling out with his colleagues.He hacked the system at Aviva in May 2014 when Esselar was giving a security demonstration to Aviva.
  • Teenager who hacked US and British government website faces jail

    Dhruv Paliwal
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:37 am
    A British teenage hacker has been warned by the Birmingham Crown Court that he faces possible jail time for bringing down the FBI's and the Home Office's website.Charlton Floate  (19) has pleaded guilty to three counts under the Computer Misuse Act and three charges for possessing prohibited images.Charlton's lawyers argued that their client was only on the outside of the whole conspiracy and not deeply involved in the matter but the court has ruled out that possibility saying that Charlton is a very intelligent man who is an expert in computer marketing.The judge quoted in the…
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    The European Sting - Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology -

  • How close is Eurozone to a new recession which may trigger formidable developments?

    Dennis Kefalakos
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    According to the latest statistics published in August by Eurostat, the EU statistical service, the euro area economy grew by a meager 0.3% during the second quarter of this year. Despite the fact that the mere three decimal points of more gross product typically illustrate a positive development for the Eurozone economy, there are other […]
  • Oh, well, you are wrong, Google responds to the European Commission

    Carlo Motta
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:45 am
    Many months post the European Commission filed formal antitrust actions against Google, the American tech-giant issued its response to the Commission last week. Google, which has always denied the European Union’s antitrust charges, this time decided to formalise its response and speak wide open. In short, the high interests and the enormous weight the case has in antitrust […]
  • Silk Road Unlimited

    China-EU relations
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    By Lilia, BG People in China and Europe have a long history of interaction and the part of it that I find most exciting is the ancient Silk Road that had connected Asia with the European continent through a network of trade and cultural transmission routes. While the main idea of the Road had been the […]
  • Spirit unlimited

    China-EU relations
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    By Sylwia, PO  Jian Feng was carrying heavy red bricks and his hands were becoming weaker and sweatier. That was the sign that he should have now the long-awaited break and eat some noodles. The sun was already very high on the horizon and he regretted that he had not brought along his old straw hat…If […]
  • Any doubt?

    China-EU relations
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    By Antonio, ES  ANY DOUBT? (“mei wenti?”) The exposition finished, in that little class of attentive children.  – Thank you for your attention. It was my pleasure. Dear students, do you have any doubt?   Seems they were a bit shy… – Professor [Lao Shi], What´s your favourite color? – I have several: Red, Green, Orange… what´s […]
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • “The SetBack Strategist” talks about how to overcome your setbacks in life for a greater comeback

    21 Aug 2015 | 6:49 am
    “The Setback Strategist” Shawon Watson shares how he overcame many setbacks to make a great comeback and evolve into an excellent Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Setback Strategist And Author. Filed under: author, black author, bullying, General, inspirational, life coaching, Lifestyle, motivational speaker, overcomer, setback strategist Tagged: Authors, basketball, belief, Black Life Coach, bullying, failing, failure, Faith, God, Healthy Lifestyles, how to be successful in life, how to have confidence, how to overcome a setback, i need help,…
  • Heather Hardy Talks to BaylorIC TV about her Irish roots, career, womens boxing & “Ronda Rousey”

    21 Aug 2015 | 5:42 am
    Heather Hardy Interview “Apart from my Irish Blood, I’m too stubborn to let anything stop me!” WBC International Women’s Boxing Champion Heather “The Heat” Hardy talks about her life, career and women’s boxing Filed under: America, Culture, Heather Hardy, Interviews, Ireland, Lifestyle, Sport, Women, Womens Boxing Tagged: female boxers, Heather Hardy, Heather Hardy BaylorIC, Heather Hardy boxer, Heather Hardy Boxing, Heather Hardy Interview, Heather Hardy Irish, Heather Hardy latest news, Heather Hardy next opponent, Heather Hardy Ronda Rousey,…
  • Bermane Stiverne “Deontay Wilder looks at the heavyweight world rankings back to front and picks his opponents!”

    21 Aug 2015 | 5:29 am
    BERMANE STIVERNE INTERVIEW “WILDER LOOKS AT THE WORLD RANKNGS BACK TO FRONT” BERMANE STIVERNE RESPONDS TO RECENT TALK ON PROPOSED BOUTS BETWEEN HIMSELF & LUIS “KING KONG” ORTIZ, DERECK CHISORA AND OTHER RUMOURS. THE FORMER WBC WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION ALSO GIVES HIS VIEWS ON KLITSCHKO VS FURY Filed under: Bermane Stiverne Interview, Boxing, Heavyweight Boxing News, Interviews, Sports, videos Tagged: Bermane Stiverne, Bermane Stiverne August 2015, Bermane Stiverne comeback, Bermane Stiverne David Haye, Bermane Stiverne Deontay Wilder, Bermane Stiverne Dereck…
  • World Exclusive: Bishop Bullwinkle “Hell To The Naw Naw Naw” talks about Travon Martin & Zimmerman

    16 Aug 2015 | 6:19 am
    Exclusive: Bishop Bullwinkle Interview Bishop Bullwinkle talks to BaylorIC Worldwide Television’s Ingram Jones about his new song “Hell To The Naw Naw Naw” and the reason why he is singing about the issues within the church today and that everything isn’t all that is seems.  Bishop BullWinkle “Hell To The Naw” Interview  gives wisdom to today’s youth and has a different take on the Travon Martin Incident with Zimmerman. Filed under: activism, America, Beliefs, Bishop Bullwinkle, Breaking News, Culture, Faith, Florida, God, Lifestyle, Newspapers,…
  • Injured Boxer Jerome Wilson “I would have expected some support from the British Boxing Board Of Control”

    16 Aug 2015 | 5:40 am
    Jerome Wilson returns to BaylorIC TV to discuss with Ingram Jones about life after having to retire after sustaining a serious injury to the brain back in Sept 014. Jerome “Wipeout” Wilson talks about his Professional Boxing Career, his career ending injury in 2014, events that happened while in a coma and life after boxing. Jerome also talks about his upcoming book “Wiped Out?” “Wiped Out tells the story of welterweight prospect Jerome ‘Wipeout’ Wilson – and shines a light on boxing’s ultimate taboo. On 12 September 2014, in his 11th…
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • Beijing at the Corner of Desperation and Panic

    Gordon G. Chang
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:20 am
    Monday, China Central Television, the state broadcaster, carried the “confession” of a weary Wang Xiaolu. The journalist from Caijing Magazine, a prominent financial publication, admitted to adding his “own subjective judgment” to information he obtained “through private channels” about the central government’s stock rescue plan. Wang’s crime, in Beijing’s eyes, was to pen a July 20th article stating that the China Securities Regulatory Commission was considering halting intervention in the Chinese stock market. Since early July, the central government had been buying blue…
  • Guess Who’s Coming to China’s Military Parade

    Gordon G. Chang
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:37 am
    Tuesday, Beijing revealed the list of countries participating in its military parade, scheduled for September 3rd, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Japan in the Second World War. Belarus, Cuba, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Mongolia, Pakistan, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Russia will each send about 75 marchers. Afghanistan, Cambodia, Fiji, Laos, Vanuatu, and Venezuela will contribute about seven troops each. The 17 countries, Beijing said, will chip in about 1,000 soldiers. This is an odd group celebrating the end of World War II in the Pacific. Fiji remained untouched…
  • Obama Toughens Stance Against China's 'Fox Hunt'

    Gordon G. Chang
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    On Monday, Beijing revealed that the US had demanded it withdraw agents from American soil. The revelation came on the same day of a CNN report saying US officials had confirmed that they had told China to stop covert operations in the US aimed at pressuring Chinese citizens to return to China. The activity, part of Beijing’s “Fox Hunt” and “Sky Net” operations, was illegal, Washington reportedly told Chinese officials. CNN’s confirmation followed New York Times reporting on the topic Sunday. Since becoming China’s leader in November 2012, Xi Jinping has been conducting a…
  • China to Build Olympic Site in Nature Reserve

    Gordon G. Chang
    11 Aug 2015 | 11:44 am
    A Beijing official on Friday denied that 2022 Olympic events will be held in a nature preserve. Earlier, outdoor enthusiasts had charged that municipal authorities were planning to build the alpine ski course and sledding tracks in the Songshan National Nature Reserve, considered an “ecological barrier” protecting the urban portion of Beijing from seasonal winds and sand blowing from the north. Beijing, in its bid documents, apparently told the International Olympic Committee that events would be held adjacent to the sensitive reserve, in the northwest portion of the sprawling Beijing…
  • Taiwan Students Storm Education Ministry

    Gordon G. Chang
    6 Aug 2015 | 7:06 am
    Students in Taiwan are continuing their occupation of the courtyard of the Education Ministry in Taipei, objecting to changes to textbooks scheduled to be delivered to schools during the week. Talks with ministry officials have gone nowhere. The students, many of them still in high school, had broken into the compound on Friday following the suicide, a day earlier, of Lin Kuan-hua, a 20-year-old leader of the demonstrators. Students say Lin took his life in “a silent protest.” The occupation followed a similar disturbance beginning July 23rd when students barricaded themselves in the…
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  • ISIS Wages Cultural Genocide in Palmyra

    Michael J. Totten
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:09 pm
    They finally did it. The bastards destroyed Palmyra’s Temple of Bel. We all knew it was coming in May when ISIS conquered the ancient Roman-era city an hour’s drive east of the Syrian city of Homs. At first nothing happened. They promised they’d leave Palmyra alone, that they wouldn’t lay waste to its offensive pre-Islamicness the way they wrecked the Iraqi cities of Hatra and Nimrud.  I almost wrote that I was wrong after I predicted Palmyra’s destruction in City Journal, but then I thought, no, this is ISIS we’re talking about. Of course they’re going blow up the city.
  • How to Destroy a City in Five Minutes

    Michael J. Totten
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:30 pm
    You don’t need a weapon of mass destruction to ruin a city. Well, maybe sometimes you do. You’re not getting rid of New York City without one. But some of the world’s cities are so vulnerable, so precariously perched above an abyss, that a single bloodthirsty nutjob with a rifle can bring it to its knees in a matter of minutes. Look at Tunisia’s resort city of Sousse on the Mediterranean. Two months ago, an ISIS-inspired nutcase named Seifeddine Rezgui strolled up the beach with a Kalashnikov in his hand and murdered 38 people, most of them tourists from Britain. The police shot him,…
  • The Price of American Diplomacy in Cuba

    Michael J. Totten
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:46 am
    If you watched the American Embassy’s reopening ceremony in Cuba on television, or saw some of the photographs, you may have noticed dozens of bare flagpoles in the background. There’s a story behind that. After the US and Cuba dissolved relations during the Cold War, the former American Embassy building became the US Interests Section. Not a lot went on in that building since our two nations didn’t have normal relations, but even mutually hostile governments have to talk to each other once in a while, especially if they’re neighbors, so the US posted diplomatic staff there. And in…
  • The American Flag Flies Again Over Cuba

    Michael J. Totten
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:04 pm
    The American flag was raised over Cuba this weekend for the first time in 54 years at the official reopening of the US Embassy in Havana. Three of the Marines who lowered the flag as young men in 1961 ran it up the flagpole as old men. Diplomatic relations between our two nations have been officially restored. This is controversial in the United States, to say the least, but look: Cuba is not Iran, and it is not Syria. It certainly isn’t the Islamic State’s psychopathic “caliphate” in Raqqa. Nothing bad is going to happen to the United States because we’re talking to Cuba again.
  • The Forward's Dispatch from Iran

    Michael J. Totten
    12 Aug 2015 | 7:22 pm
    The Forward just published the very first dispatch from Iran in a Jewish newspaper that was tolerated by the Iranian government since the revolution in 1979. The article by Larry Cohler-Esses is interesting and worth reading, but it’s also a bit on the naïve side. Reporting from police states on a journalist visa doesn’t always take nerves of steel (such countries are generally not dangerous places for foreign visitors if permission to work there has been granted), but it does require heavy doses of skepticism. “Though I had to work with a government fixer and translator,” he writes,…
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  • Back in the USSR

    Alexander J. Motyl
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    By now you know that a Russian military kangaroo court sentenced Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov and Ukrainian civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko to, respectively, 20 and 10 years imprisonment on trumped-up charges of terrorism. Amnesty International and other human rights groups immediately responded with protests, while Amnesty’s press secretary in Ukraine compared the trial to Stalinist show trials. I hate to quibble, but the more accurate comparison is with the Soviet trials of dissidents in the 1960s–1980s. Stalinist trials might entail final statements by the accused, but they…
  • Anti-Donbas Sentiment Growing in Ukraine

    Alexander J. Motyl
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Is Ukrainian public opinion turning toward getting rid of the Russian-occupied Donbas enclave? The evidence is beginning to look persuasive. A year ago, the suggestion that Ukraine would be better off without the Russian-occupied bits of Luhansk and Donetsk provinces provoked cries of treason. No more. The view has become legitimate, and it may even be winning the day. A May 2015 public opinion survey by the Sofia Center for Social Research showed that 61.8 percent of Ukrainians would be willing to give up the occupied territories in exchange for peace. Only 22.9 percent supported continuing…
  • Putin Destroys Tons of Food Imports. What's Next?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:44 am
    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s wanton destruction of hundreds of tons of Western food products has provoked a storm of criticism. The outrage is justified, but, no less important, his bizarre behavior gives us an opportunity to test some of the theories that have been applied to Russia’s behavior in the last two years. Start with realism, the theory of geopolitics, national interests, and hard facts, as preached by John Mearsheimer, Henry Kissinger, and Stephen Cohen. Realism explains Russia’s annexation of the Crimea and war in eastern Ukraine as a defensive measure made in…
  • Russia and Ukraine: A Legal Perspective

    Alexander J. Motyl
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:55 am
    The following is an interview with Thomas D. Grant, senior research fellow of Wolfson College and senior associate of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, both at the University of Cambridge. MOTYL: Your recently published book, Aggression against Ukraine, argues that Russia’s annexation of the Crimea and war in eastern Ukraine is a challenge to international law and global public order at large. Has Russia effectively destroyed the postwar security architecture in Europe? GRANT: One hopes that there is still time to save the post-1945 system of public order in Europe. The Soviet…
  • Ukraine’s August Blues

    Alexander J. Motyl
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:16 am
    August is when most of Europe closes down, as people dash to their country homes or head for resorts. Beaches overflow; fun becomes mandatory. A perfect tan is all that matters. What a wonderful time to forget that the war in eastern Ukraine will continue to rage, perhaps even intensify. Vladimir Putin’s terrorists, commandoes, mercenaries, and troops will keep on violating the Minsk 2 accords by shelling Ukrainian territory and killing Ukrainian citizens and soldiers. Yesterday, four soldiers lost their lives. The day before it was, I think, one. The day before that—none. The day before…
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  • Ziad K Abdelnour Founder and President of Financial Policy Council Inc

    Site Administrator
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:40 am
    Financial Policy Council Inc. is to formulate & promote sound public policy based on the principles of free enterprise and wealth creation as envisioned by the ideals of the American Founding Fathers   The post Ziad K Abdelnour Founder and President of Financial Policy Council Inc appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • On Structuring an Earn-out

    Site Administrator
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:18 am
    As you all know, most deals fall apart because companies CEOs/owners (and/or the investors already in the “deal”) are not realistic when placing a value on their respective companies. When there’s a valuation difference between what a buyer thinks a business is worth and what the seller expects to profit, an earn-out can bridge that gap.   Here’s a few pointers on how to make a deal that’s good for both parties.   What’s the value of your business? That depends on whom you ask. Ask potential buyers, especially when they’re being cautious in tough economic times, and it…
  • Legal Extraterritoriality As An Assault on Capitalism

    Site Administrator
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:24 am
    Is the federal government trying to subvert American capitalism by pushing for extraterritorial application of American criminal law as a way to induce the flight of capital, and the capital classes, from the United States?   Is this theory so radical? Little else explains why federal government lawyers are making certain arguments to defend the fraud convictions of two Wall Street financiers – Ross Mandell and Adam Harrington of Sky Capital — against their appeal. Our government now argues that “criminal statutes have extraterritorial reach so long as the nature of the crime…
  • Oil Geopolitics and Iran

    Site Administrator
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:25 am
    There has been much fuss lately as to the huge impact a deal with Iran will have on oil prices globally.   I personally see the near-term impact on oil markets likely to be far less significant than most oil analysts predict, despite Iran’s large natural gas and oil reserves.   The bottom line is that a deal with Iran would likely add only about 500,000 barrels/day to the 90-million-barrel daily oil market over the next 12 months. This would be a non-trivial amount, but clearly not a “game changer”.   The baseline is for prices to return to about $70 for a barrel of…
  • About Those Mad Wall Street Egomaniacs We Call “Masters of the Universe”

    Site Administrator
    14 Aug 2015 | 4:46 am
    Some people grow, other people swell. You’d better figure out who you are. — John Weinberg, Senior partner and chairman, Goldman Sachs, 1976 – 1990   Reading on a regular basis the Wall Street Journal on hedge fund managers, two themes emerge: They hate fame and they like to be feared.   That is not uncommon on Wall Street, where it’s better to be hated and rich than loved and famous.   That is unfortunately the hierarchy in the finance culture today: the more important you are, the less you need to be liked, and the less you need to be seen.   At the very top of…
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  • The Baltimore Ravens Will Have The $18 Tailgater Burger At Games This Year

    2 Sep 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Wow! That is a monstrosity. The Baltimore Ravens and concessions partner Aramark are serving up a new menu item this season that combines all your favorite football grub into one. The Tailgater Burger is made up of a grass fed beef patty topped with American cheese, applewood bacon, kielbasa sausage, Maryland crab dip and beer […] The post The Baltimore Ravens Will Have The $18 Tailgater Burger At Games This Year appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Burger Of The Day: The March Fatness Burger From Zombie Burger Burger Of The Day: Devil’s Work From Zombie Burger Buckle…
  • A Guy Shot And Killed Himself While Posing For A Selfie

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:59 pm
    It really doesn’t need to be said how dumb that is… A 19-year-old Texas man who was posing with a gun for a social media selfie photo accidentally shot himself and died from the wounds, Houston police said on Wednesday. “A witness told police he was taking a selfie with a gun and the gun […] The post A Guy Shot And Killed Himself While Posing For A Selfie appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Man Hit And Killed By Roller Coaster At Cedar Point A 9-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Killed Her Gun Instructor A Reporter And Cameraman Were Shot And Killed Live On Air…
  • A New Jersey Daycare Was Running A Fight Club With Little Kids

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:18 am
    They should have the people that were doing it fight each other… Two employees of a New Jersey day care center instigated “Fight Club”-style brawls between the toddlers and shared footage of the pint-sized pugilists on Snapchat, prosecutors said Tuesday. Erica Kenny, 22, and Chanese White, 28, were criminally charged for allegedly staging tussles between […] The post A New Jersey Daycare Was Running A Fight Club With Little Kids appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: A Teacher In New Jersey Had Sex With Six Different Students Jimmy Kimmel And Parents Are Torturing…
  • Taco Bell Is Introducing A Taco Shell Made Out Of Chicken

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:37 am
    That’s absolutely brilliant! Taco Bell is by far one of the most innovative restaurant chains today. They’ve revolutionized breakfast with their biscuit and waffle tacos, synchronized snack time and lunch time with their Doritos tacos and generally gotten us all to think outside the bun. Their latest invention is taking all our fourth meals to […] The post Taco Bell Is Introducing A Taco Shell Made Out Of Chicken appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Taco Bell Wants To Start Delivering And More Food News Taco Bell To Serve Alcohol? Two Employees Arrested After…
  • Here’s Lindsey Pelas Showing Off For Hump Day By The Pool

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:27 am
    Lindsey Pelas doing her thing… The post Here’s Lindsey Pelas Showing Off For Hump Day By The Pool appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Lindsey Pelas Did A Slow Motion Instagram Video That’s Must-See Lindsey Pelas In Hot Librarian Glasses And White Tank Top Is Must-See Lindsey Pelas Has A Slow-Motion Video That’s ABSOLUTELY Must-See
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  • 5 Boko Haram Terrorists Ride Horses To Attack 2 Villages In Dambo Borno State

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Sept 3rd, 2015 – 5 Boko Haram Terrorists Ride Horses To Attack Two Villages In Dambo Borno State Boko Haram insurgents may have devised a new strategy of attacking soft targets by using horses and this time around in attacks on two communities in Borno State where they killed 26 people. Also, Nigerian Air Force […] The post 5 Boko Haram Terrorists Ride Horses To Attack 2 Villages In Dambo Borno State appeared first on .
  • Pension: PENCOM engages security, recovery agents to enforce remittance

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:16 pm
    She lamented that some organisations had made pension deductions from the salaries of their workers without remitting the same into the affected employee’s RSA. …Read More Via:: PULSE.NG More Naija News From 1Push NaijaAfter six days, NDLEA finally leaves Buruji Kashamu’s Lagos home NDLEA […]VIDEO: DJ Capital ft. Kwesta & Kyle Deutsch – What You […] The post Pension: PENCOM engages security, recovery agents to enforce remittance appeared first on .
  • Chelsea’s New Signing, Papa Djilobodji Left Out Of UEFA Champions League Squad

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Chelsea have fewer than eight locally trained players in their UEFA Champions league squad so their maximum squad size was reduced accordingly. All Champions League clubs were told to include a minimum of eight ‘locally trained players’ on their submitted A list, which has a 25-man limit. Pedro, Radamel Falcao, Asmir Begovic and Baba Rahman […] The post Chelsea’s New Signing, Papa Djilobodji Left Out Of UEFA Champions League Squad appeared first on .
  • Boko Haram killed 25 in Borno

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:12 pm
    No fewer than 26 people were feared dead, with several others injured as terrorists invaded remote villages of Kolori and Ba’ana of Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, Monday. The attack on the two communities is coming at a time military authorities claimed it had destroyed all camps of insurgents in the North-East area […] The post Boko Haram killed 25 in Borno appeared first on .
  • NDI & USAID Announces Stephanie Linus As Ambassador for the ‘Stop Violence Against Women In Elections’ Campaign

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:11 pm
    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a US-based International Agency, yesterday September 1st 2015, announced A-list actress, producer and director Stephanie Linus as the Ambassador for the ‘Stop Violence Against Women In Elections’ Campaign. Her formal presentation as an ambassador took place yesterday at the Transcorp Hilton […] The post NDI & USAID Announces Stephanie Linus As Ambassador for the ‘Stop Violence Against Women In Elections’ Campaign appeared first on .
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  • Google launches YouTube Gaming to challenge Amazon-owned Twitch

    Sandeep Sharma
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:31 am
    Service aims to help Google-owned video streaming company compete for live gaming audience after it failed to buy market leader.... Related posts: The 38 coolest CEOs right now in Silicon Valley YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
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    26 Aug 2015 | 3:19 am
    You all must have heard the name of the East India Company. The same company, which we ruled over 100... Related posts: Between India and Kazakhstan, including the five nuclear energy agreement Xi Jinping and I will take India-China relations to a new height: Modi How Wealthy was the APJ Abdul Kalam in terms of Material YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
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    26 Aug 2015 | 3:03 am
    Markets across region were up and down a day after America’s Dow Jones index posted further big losses Markets across... Related posts: China’s stock market collapse of investor confidence breakdown Xi Jinping and I will take India-China relations to a new height: Modi YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
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    17 Aug 2015 | 3:35 am
    Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) recently invited applications for the recruitment of Junior Engineer/Senior Section Engineer. There is a huge response... Related posts: AIPMT (All India Pre Medical Test) Retest 2015 results declared Now More UP Panchayat Sahayak Recruitment 2015, 16432 Panchayatiraj UP Vacancies Medical Education Department Udaipur Recruitment 2015, Rajasthan Govt 93 Vacancies YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
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    17 Aug 2015 | 3:29 am
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  • HEC Laptop: Your application status

    Muhammad Talha
    9 Aug 2015 | 8:11 am
    HEC Laptop SchemeThe HEC laptop scheme is a program according to which the students that are performing well in their studies will be awarded the laptops. According to the scheme, the students will apply for the laptops. Their applications will go under the scrutiny, and if they achieve the merit, their name will be listed among the people who will receive a laptop. Once the students have submitted their application, they move forward to check the status of their application. There are various statuses that your application can achieve. Each status comes with a different meaning. Here you can…
  • Car Inventory System Project in C++ Documentation

    Muhammad Talha
    9 May 2015 | 12:06 pm
    TABLE OF CONTENTSChapter 1  #Section 1.1  #Section 1.2  #Section 1.3  #Chapter 2  #Section 2.1  #Section 2.2  #Section 2.3  #Chapter 3  #Section 3.1  #Section 3.2  #Section 3.3  # Importence of testingInside the today’s rapidly growing globe with the client wishes to acquire products being applied in addition to updated more quickly when compared with the opposition. Consumer need a lot further for software emits having brand new features being applied in little time frame nevertheless they don’t just like to cooperate with…
  • 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…
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  • DONALD TRUMP MEET BEN CARSON: Republicans tied for lead in new Iowa poll

    Canonclast Staff
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:30 am
    It’s official.  Donald Trump is no longer the front runner for the Republican nomination. Ben Carson has quietly but methodically made the necessary moves so that he and Donald Trump are now tied at the top of the Republican field in a new survey of likely Iowa caucus-goers with 23 percent each, according to the results of a Monmouth University poll released Monday. The retired neurosurgeon has seen his favorability ratings rise since delivering an outstanding performance in the first Republican debate hosted on Fox, as 81 percent of those polled said they view him favorably,…
  • BREAKING: U.S. war weaponry to be deployed in Eastern Europe to combat Russian aggression

    Christopher Peterson
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:15 am
    Lieutenant General Raimonds Graube, Latvia’s Chief of Defense, has informed us that the United States will be deploying heavy weaponry to fight the Russians. Confirmed by U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, the U.S. military will be sending 250 units including war tanks, Bradley armored fighting vehicles, and self-propelled howitzers to the Baltic States and Eastern Europe. Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania will each receive military equipment. The deployed units are said to be for training purposes, but insiders are saying it is a show of force by the…
  • WATCH: ‘Legend’ starring Tom Hardy is straight up gangster [TRAILER]

    Jessica Kanter
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:18 am
    Legend is an upcoming crime thriller that tells the story of two twins, Reggie and Ronald Kray and how they became two of the most notorious gangsters in history. The film is written and directed by Brian Helgeland and is based on the book The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins by John Pearson. This is the fifth feature film directed by Helgeland. Tom Hardy and Emily Browning star with Colin Morgan, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald and Taron Egerton featured in supporting roles.  Already the film has some cool posters, one of…
  • Fox News boss Roger Ailes: ‘We will not be bullied by Trump’

    Christopher Peterson
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:32 am
    Donald Trump is being hammered once again, this time by Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. Trump has not stopped slamming Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly in a series of tweets and retweets including one where a user referred to Kelly as a “bimbo.” I liked The Kelly File much better without @megynkelly. Perhaps she could take another eleven day unscheduled vacation! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2015 “@mstanish53: @realDonaldTrump @megynkelly The bimbo back in town . I hope not for long .” — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2015 Ailes fired…
  • DYNAMIC DUO? Donald Trump and Ted Cruz join forces to dismantle President Obama’s Iran deal

    Mindy Astoria
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:10 am
    Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are joining forces for a rally on Capitol Hill on Sept. 9 to protest President Obama’s disastrous nuclear deal with Iran. Initiated by Tea Party Patriots, the Center for Security Policy and the Zionist Organization of America, the protest will be staged on the West Lawn of the Capitol where Cruz will be the keynote speaker and Trump his guest. Trump and Cruz have had a noticeably friendly attitude towards each other on the campaign trail. Unlike his attacks on Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, and Carly Fiorina, the outspoken Trump has refrained from…
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  • 10 Best Products for Hair Treatment Reviews In 2015

    31 Aug 2015 | 7:22 am
    Hair loss is one among many hair problem caused by stressful at work, no enough time to take care hair properly, and other indirect harmful substances; however, there should not a serious problem anymore. In this 21st century world, technology and chemical laboratory are greatly developed and reliable leading to produce various quality hair treatment products. Those products benefit to both men and women with all hair types. Those products are not only prevent hair problem, but also protect scalp healthily, strengthen and moisture hair strands effectively. These products are recommended by…
  • 10 Best Home Fire Extinguisher Reviews In 2015

    31 Aug 2015 | 7:07 am
    Nowhere is better than home, a very common saying, people express their love and does not want their home destroyed even accidentally. The most threaten of home destruction is fire. Manufacturers feel this fear so that they come up with an idea of fire extinguisher innovation. This idea helps landlords lessen their concern because they have home-guard. To meet clients’ needs and less time consuming, manufacturers produced various types and sizes of fire extinguishers listing below. 1. 3 Pack Of Kidde 21005779 Pro 210 Fire Extinguisher, ABC, 160CI 3 Pack of Kiddle is labeled clear…
  • Top 10 Best Baby Slings And Wraps In 2015

    31 Aug 2015 | 6:40 am
    Parents sometimes argue against each other for taking care of their children during their trip or leisure time. To end this problem, manufacturers have designed a very comfortable and well-fasten child carrier sling. Child carrier sling helps protect both physical and emotional health safely. Children are very close to their parents’ heart most often, by choosing child carrier sling, engaging spirit communication and sharing each other warmness which build healthy relationship. When the child feels parents’ love, they believe in and feel confident that could strengthen their cognition.
  • Top 10 Favorite 2015 HEPA Air Purifiers

    28 Aug 2015 | 6:52 am
    The air we breathe is arguably equally important as what type of food we eat for nourishment. After all, we must breathe to live, so why not breathe the healthiest air that you can provide for yourself and your family? From your bedroom to your basement and everywhere in between, you’re sure to find the HEPA air purifier that’s right for your home below, where some of the most cost-effective, as well as the highest quality HEPA air purifiers currently on the market are discussed. 1. Honeywell Compact Air Purifier HHT-011 (With Permanent HEPA Filter) Honeywell’s HEPA air…
  • Top 10 Best Balance Bikes for Kids In 2015

    26 Aug 2015 | 7:42 am
    It’s a magical time when a toddler is ready to start learning how to ride a bicycle. They usually want to try before they are ready for a “real” bike. They always know that they are done with their tricycle once they see someone else riding something different. This is the time which parents dread. Along with all that enthusiasm comes potential for hurt. Many try bikes with training wheels, but these can make the bike wobble from side to side and some children want to keep them on far longer than necessary simply due to their own fears. Balance bikes are the perfect…
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  • Pakistan to push for resumption of Afghan-Taliban talks

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:15 am
    Islamabad: Pakistan is likely to persuade Afghanistan to resume talks with the Taliban after their parleys were snapped due to power struggle within the militant group following the death of its chief Mullah Omar. Pakistan Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz plans to visit Afghanistan tomorrow to attend the two-day Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA). Diplomatic sources said that he is expected to meet Afghan officials including Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani on the sidelines of the conference. “We…
  • SDGs possible by giving primacy to concerns of poor: PJ Kurien

    3 Sep 2015 | 3:58 am
    United Nations: The Sustainable Development Goals can be pursued by attaching priority to the concerns of the poor and underprivileged sections of the humanity, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien has said. “This requires adoption of common but differentiated responsibilities and the commitment of developed countries to mandatorily contribute 0.7 per cent of their Gross National Income as the Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the developing countries so that these countries can effectively pursue SDGs,” Kurien said yesterday in his address to the Fourth World Conference…
  • Xi Jinping announces 3 lakh troop cut for Chinese military

    3 Sep 2015 | 3:52 am
    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping today announced that the 2.3 million strong People’s Liberation Army, the world’s largest, will be cut by three lakh troops. Xi made the announced while speaking at the victory parade being held to commemorate 70th anniversary of the victory against Japan in the World War II. This is part of efforts by the PLA which operate with annual defence budget of USD 145 bullion, the second highest after US to streamline its force as it launched unprecedented modernisation with new weapons and technology. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA)…
  • Eurostar grinds to a halt as migrants squat on tracks

    Aditi Khanna
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:45 am
    London: As many as 2,000 Eurostar passengers were affected and many left stranded after train services between Britain and France had to be suspended due to “migrant activity” on tracks close to the French city of Calais, reports PTI. Eurotunnel, which manages and operates the Channel Tunnel between the two countries, said the tracks used by high-speed Eurostar trains and national network freight trains had been “blocked by groups of migrants”. Eurostar said the delays had affected up to 2,000 passengers due to the surge of migrants. A spokesperson said they were…
  • Fresh protests in Budapest

    FPJ Bureau
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:42 am
    Budapest: Around 100-150 migrants staged a demonstration outside Budapest’s main international train station as police blocked some 2,000 people from boarding trains to Austria and Germany.  Around 600 men, women and children, mostly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, were sitting or standing outside the Keleti station while some 1,200 were downstairs in a so-called “transit zone”, an AFP reporter said. Meanwhile around 100 migrants arriving from a registration centre near the border with Serbia were sitting on the platform at a suburban train station, refusing to board a…
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  • The Christian Workers’ Union (CWU): SSB Chairman mis-speaks against SSB staff

    [email protected]
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: The Christian Workers’ Union (CWU) has spoken out against comments made by chair of the Social Security Board (SSB), Douglas Singh, who suggested that any proposed increase in pension or pension benefits would essentially be tied to or not considered without considering an increase in pensions for contributors, not done since 2002. Firstly, the Union says it asked for and agreed to a complete media blackout concerning the negotiation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and Singh’s comments constitute a breach of good faith.
  • Let’s Make a Change group seeks help for needy Corozal family

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    2 Sep 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015. Chrisbert Garcia ReportingThe recently started “Let’s Make a Change” group is seeking public assistance to finance a new home for a needy family in San Antonio Village, Corozal, as the family’s current home is in a severe state of disrepair and poses safety risks to them. The group was only developed a few days ago by a concerned resident of Corozal, Dr. Shanna Pott, who is hoping that Belizeans can open their hearts to help a family in need. The Matura family, a family of eight, consists namely of 53-year-old Arcido Matura, 46-year-old…
  • House Sitting adjourned, Fortis settlement Bill goes through all stages

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    2 Sep 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Wednesday, September 2, 2015. BMG: Wednesday’s Sitting of the House of Representatives has been adjourned and the Electricity Acquisition Settlement Act has been passed through its first, second and third reading, only needing to be approved by the Senate on Friday before the government can make payment to Fortis for the BEL settlement. Other bills that were tabled for second and third reading at the Sitting were the National Protected Areas System Bill 2015 and the Protected Areas Conservation Trust Amendment Bill 2015. The first is a bill to provide for the maintenance and coordinated…
  • Three fishermen missing since August 27th

    [email protected]
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Wednesday, September 2, 2015. BMG: Three Belize City men have been reported missing by their relative who said that she last saw them leaving for Turneffe Island in a red and green Mexican skiff named “Twista”, on the morning of August 27. Dannica Usher told police that her brother, 20 year old Donovan Usher of Sarstoon Street, her boyfriend, 29 year old Giovanni Murrillo of Nargusta Street and 33 year old Jerome Benson of Hyde Street, left around 6:30 a.m. in the 18-foot skiff with a 50 horsepower engine and never returned. Donovan Usher is of East Indian descent, light complexion, low…
  • San Pedro youths charged for burglary

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    2 Sep 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Wednesday, September 2, 2015. BMG: San Pedro Police detained five male minors yesterday, September 1, and are seeking for two more juveniles pending investigation, in connection to a burglary that occurred sometime between August 28 and 31. Nigel Dwight Belisle reported to police yesterday, that the house he was taking care of in the Boc a del Rio area, belonging to Mr. Jeff and Lisa Rhees, who are out of the country and was left to his care, was broken into while he was away for the weekend. The thieves had entered through the front door and stolen electronic items and tools valued at a…
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  • Additional Insured Definition

    8 Aug 2015 | 3:36 am
    Additional Insured Definition – What Does Additional Insured Status Mean? Businesses collaborate with various other companies each day to complete joint tasks. As an example, when a contractor constructs a house, they utilize the work of sub-contractors for products and also effort for the project. These businesses indicator contracts or contracts before any sort of work being completed. How does company insurance coverage work to protect against the danger of some other company, supplier, or sub-contractor creating harm to people or building of a mutual client? Additional insured…
  • Does Car Insurance Cover Theft?

    8 Aug 2015 | 3:04 am
    Does Car Insurance Cover Theft – Does Insurance Cover Theft of Private property From My Car? If your motor vehicle is lost, your auto insurance will certainly pay to change the vehicle but not personal possessions that you could have left in it. Car insurance is not planned to insure your private property, its function is to protect you monetarily in case of a mishap or to fix your car in case of fire, theft, hail tornado or other cause of loss. The detailed section of your car insurance is just what spends for non-accident-related losses. Sadly, the protection only reaches the vehicle…
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    Middle Finger Text and Middle Finger Emoticon – Here we want to share and provide some great stuff. It is just for fun and please don’t take it serious. This post has nothing to do with any parties, whether alive or dead. We hope that this post is not hurting the feelings among those blog visitors. Just chill! Middle Finger Text and Emoticon Here the text, you can use it to post into any website such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. Double: 凸 (`0´)凸 Flipping the Bird: 凸(`⌒´メ)凸 F^$K You: 凸( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)凸 How to Make range: ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐ Keyboard…
  • Free Sample Malaysia

    19 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    Free Sample Malaysia – Free samples are service or products provided to a potential client to permit them to try the services or product without charge. The ultimate purpose of giving free samples to consumers is to convince them to acquire an item. This is one of one of the most effective advertising devices available, as clients can examine the top quality of the product and services before they make a decision to buy. Nevertheless, this tool could be made use of simply if the product or service could be provided as a sample in small quantities and if the company does not need to…
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    14 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Leather Jacket Malaysia – Every single time when we prepare buying leather jackets, we consider two elements mostly: first, the genuineness of the leather, and second, the price wide range of the jacket. Well, if you are trying to find a genuine leather jacket for men or women, you may have to make modifications with your budget plan somewhat. It is impossible to avoid; real leather would make you pay added. If the phony synthetic leather coats do not suit your taste, you must be a little bit much more charitable for paying some cents extra. Therefore, you have to support the initial…
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  • Redeemed Church Suspends Pastor For Inviting Fuji Legend, Pasuma To Perform At Crusade (PHOTO)

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:02 pm
    The provincial headquarters of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has cancelled a three-day outdoor crusade of one of its parishes. Fuji music artiste, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma has been fingered as the reason for the cancellation. Pasuma was invited as a guest artiste for the crusade and this did not go down well with the church’s leadership. The poster printed for the crusade had the faces of the Fuji artiste alongside that of former Egypt 80 band leader, Kereke Jike and gospel singer, Tope Alabi. reports that the crusade was not just cancelled but also led to the…
  • Toyin Lawani vs Rihanna, who slayed in the all pink ensemble

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:22 am
    Toyin Lawani vs Rihanna, who slayed in the all pink ensemble Toyin left and Rihanna right! The post Toyin Lawani vs Rihanna, who slayed in the all pink ensemble appeared first on Itomie News.
  • Buhari tricked Tinubu to get power back to the North – Afenifere chieftain says

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:16 am
    Afenifere chieftain and Chairman of the defunct Presidential Advisory Committee on National Conference, Senator Femi Okunrounmu says President Buhari tricked former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu to get into power. In an interview with Punch, Okunrounmu said it was naive of Tinubu to think he would become a kingmaker immediately Buhari becomes President of Nigeria. “Tinubu’s story is like Afonja in Ilorin in 1817. Ilorin used to be under the Oyo Empire and was the headquarters of an Oyo General, Afonja. But Afonja rebelled against the empire and helped bring about its collapse with…
  • Former Bayelsa PDP Chairman, Col. Sam Inokoba has died…

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:12 am
    A leader of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State and former Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Col. Sam Inokoba (retd.), is dead. Inokoba, who on Saturday, August 15, 2015, led other PDP heavyweights and faithful to defect to the APC, died in the early hours of Wednesday. It was learnt that the APC leader died at the age of 66, a month to his 67th birthday, at the Military Cantonment Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos State. Though the cause of his death has yet to be known, a source very close to the retired Colonel told our correspondent in confidence that Inokoba died of food poisoning.
  • Woman Pronounced Dead In Edo Found Alive In Aba

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:32 am
    For many, Mercy (not real name) from an Edo State community had long been dead and buried by her kinsmen. But miraculously she is still very much alive. The story of Mercy is one wrapped up in mystery. Before the mid ‘90s, the tall, dark and beautiful lady was living a normal and healthy live in a community in Edo State, where she was said to be involved in a business with which she took care of herself and members of her family. Mercy, as was now named, was said to have at times travel to Onitsha, Anambra State to purchase some goods which she resold at home. Loved by all, she was…
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  • Novak Djokovic enjoys dance with US Open dancing maven

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:56 pm
    The Serbian superstar offered tennis fans another hilarious, honest minute Novak Djokovic produced yet another one of those fan-friendly moments that makes him an endearing figure in the world of tennis Wednesday night. After his straight sets second-round win at the US Open over Andreas Haider-Maurer, the world No. 1 shared a fun time with the widely known Ashe Arena dancing fan. Djokovic and @bgtennisnation talking about the Dancing person. — Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) September 3, 2015 And right here is Novak Djokovic dancing with the dance guy,…
  • Problem: Your Ticker Is An Old Fogey Even If You Aren’t, States CDC Heart Age Report

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Frank Sinatra’s well-known tune will have to be rewritten, due to the fact that it turns out the huge bulk of Americans are rather old at heart. The CDC is the bearer of problem yet again, revealing in a brand-new report that three out of four Americans have thumpers that are older than they are. This is the first research study of its kind, Reuters reported. This computation was based on the occurrance of cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and weight problems, in addition to real age and body mass index of individuals, CBS News added. In a frightening stat, the report…
  • NFL '' Concussion ' Script: Read the Explosive Roger Goodell Scene That Sony Cut (Exclusive).

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:44 pm
    A scene including National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell that was considered too incendiary to be included in Sony’s upcoming head-trauma drama Concussion has been acquired by The Hollywood Reporter. The filmmaker behind the upcoming Will Smith film — a fact-based drama about the NFL’s attempts to whitewash a chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) epidemic among its brain-battered gamers– revealed Wednesday to THR that the hot-button scene had been cut from the film over legal issues. The scene in concern appears to link Goodell, depicted in Concussion by…
  • Biden pitches White House idea to pay for college amid campaign speculation

    Wayne Bond
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:46 pm
    Doug G. Ware MIAMI, Sept. 2 (UPI)– Vice President Joe Biden remained in Miami Wednesday to promote an academic plan by the Obama administration, which would pay for two years of junior college. Latest News –
  • Greenman: Mayor de Blasio dealing with New York City'' s homelessness concern

    Sorab Ghaswalla
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Mayor de Blasio didn’t create the city’s homelessness problem. But there’s no denying that an emergency of people report that they’re experiencing more destitute, disturbed and drug-addicted men on a daily basis. That reality has actually been enhanced by de Blasio opponents who, since day one, have been shouting– in some cases hoping– that the sky is falling, and finding anecdotal outrages to allegedly prove their hypothesis. De Blasio could whine all he liked that challengers were distorting the fact. Individuals just saw the gathered masses. Point one:…
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  • Tech Could Help Seniors' Brains Stay Young

    Michael Harthorne
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Teaching mom and dad to use Facebook and Instagram may make you want to yank out your hair, but it could help keep parents mentally fit as they age, according to new research out of Austria. People over the age of 50 scored better on cognition tests in 2012 than...
  • Polar Bears Lay Siege to Russian Weather Station

    Michael Harthorne
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Like a combination of The Grey and The Thing that we would definitely watch, a group of polar bears has trapped three Russian scientists inside a remote weather station with no weapons and no clear idea of when help will arrive, CBS News reports. The Russians—two meteorologists and an...
  • Archaeologists Race to Map History Before ISIS Destroys It

    Michael Harthorne
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Archaeologists and thousands of volunteers are in a race against time to digitally map some of the world's oldest and most important statues, temples, and cities before they can be destroyed by the Islamic State, the Los Angeles Times reports. If ISIS "is permitted to wipe the slate clean and...
  • Former NFL Player Charged With Killing Cellmate

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been charged with strangling his cellmate while locked up at Kern Valley State Prison in California. Phillips, 40, is in the midst of a 31-year sentence for choking his girlfriend and driving his car into three teens following a pickup football game. He's...
  • Bizarre Surgery Saves Man's Burned Hand

    Michael Harthorne
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:40 pm
    An 87-year-old Texas man just spent three weeks with his left hand surgically attached to his stomach, the AP reports. "It's a funny feeling," Frank Reyes says of the experience. Why did he have to go through it? Back in June, Reyes was changing a tire when his trailer slipped...
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    Viral Global News » World

  • FedEx, Chris Christie and Tracking Immigrants

    Angelina Bouc
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:12 pm
    Politics can be dirty business. A bunch of candidates vying for their party’s top pick is a dog-eat-dog world, and it may include questionable comments made by candidates, desperate for public appeal. One such comment stemmed from New Jersey governor, Chris Christie. In a recent speaking engagement to gain popular attention for the Republican nomination, […] FedEx, Chris Christie and Tracking Immigrants is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
  • The Most Peaceful Country? It May Not Surprise You

    Angelina Bouc
    22 Aug 2015 | 12:24 pm
    The Institute for Economics and Peace released the the Global Peace Index which lists the most peaceful countries on the planet. The index is based on 23 indicators which determine the levels and absence of violence and fear among a country’s populace and annual history. 81 countries attributed to finding a more peaceful foundation while […] The Most Peaceful Country? It May Not Surprise You is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
  • Canadian Police Searching for American Family After Baby Released From Locked Safe

    Angelina Bouc
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Canadian police want to question parents for an incident that occurred Tuesday morning. Staff members received a call from panicked parents at the Howard Johnson Hotel on Victoria Avenue with an urgency to come up to the room. Once staff members arrived, the parents advised their baby was locked in the hotel room safe. The safe measures […] Canadian Police Searching for American Family After Baby Released From Locked Safe is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
  • Brazil’s DJ Gleydson Carvalho Murdered During Live Radio Show

    Angelina Bouc
    8 Aug 2015 | 7:08 am
    Gleydson Carvalho was not shy when it came to demanding the truth from the government. He developed campaigns against government corruption some years ago, and when he was on his radio show, Radio Liberdade FM, in north east Brazil, he brazenly spoke about it. Carvalho would receive death threats on social media and his radio show, […] Brazil’s DJ Gleydson Carvalho Murdered During Live Radio Show is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
  • Bangladesh Sees Significant Drop of Big Cats in Sundarbans Forest

    Angelina Bouc
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:48 am
    11 years ago, more than 400 Bengal tigers roamed in the Subdarbans forest in Bangladesh. The area of land is considered one of the largest for wild, big cats but concerns are arising regarding the future of these majestic creatures. Wildlife experts installed cameras around the forest to correctly estimate the amount of tigers that […] Bangladesh Sees Significant Drop of Big Cats in Sundarbans Forest is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
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  • How To Buy A Pre-owned Car With

    kooffreh essien
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:09 am is a service meant to make your life easier. By opening the website or running an app on your Smartphone, you find yourself in the real XXI century fair.   Clothes and accessories, different equipment, things for kids and pets, furniture, electronics, vehicles, and real estate – you can find all of this in one place. A new free ad appears every five minutes, posted by a person from any corner of Nigeria. And you can simply contact this person using provided contact information. If you are planning to buy a car, think about a pre-owned one. You can find a great offer…
  • Tips On How To Make A Hit Song; Case Study – YBNL

    kooffreh essien
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:33 am
    YBNL is a well acclaimed record label which has been in existence for about 6 years now. The label has steadily risen and has gone from having one artist  to having more than 3 artists and 2 producers.  Olamide, the CEO Of YBNL , was the first artist under this label. He is currently one of the biggest artists in Nigeria as he is the most successful of the so-called local rappers. I’m not here to give you a history of YBNL or tell you about their rise to the top, I am here to talk about what i call “The Formula“.WATCH VIDEO: Olamide – Lagos Boys I have studied the Nigerian…

    kooffreh essien
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:42 am
    Following the recent re-launch of its DStv Compact, MultiChoice has announced the addition of two new British channels, BBC Lifestyle and Cbeebies to further enrich the quality of content on the bouquet.The channels which were previously exclusive to Premium bouquet subscribers have been included to the over 95 plus channels list on Compact.“This further broadens the range of offerings on the Compact bouquet”, said General Manager, Marketing, MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho.Speaking further, Mabutho said, “As a leading video entertainment company in Africa, we are constantly seeking…

    kooffreh essien
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:28 am
    I’m here to discuss how the color “Orange” is actually one of the coolest trend right now in the fashion world. We all know how black used to be the coolest thing, well it still is, but right now the color orange has come to stay and I’m very sure it would remain a trend for a long time.For the love of Orange, this damsel is wearing a high waist orange boot cut pant with a multi colored pattern shirt that actually look so cool. This can be worn to work or to a business meeting. very casual and chic.This happens to be my mum and I. I dont have any comment for the outfits. Lolz. Orange…
  • FIGURES: How Much Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City Spent This Summer

    kooffreh essien
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:51 am
    Kevin de Bruyne was the biggest and final signing in what was an impressive transfer window for Manchester CityWith a bumper new broadcasting deal on the way, English Premier League clubs set a new spending record in the summer transfer window with a total of £870m, up from the £835m record set last year.Much of that came from the new financial power gained by clubs lower down the Premier League table, and it may well be that some of the top clubs are left disappointed with their business.Here’s how the five teams with their eyes on the top of the table fared this summer.ArsenalIn: Petr…
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  • Brutal Images of Syrian Boy Drowned Off Turkey Must Be Seen, Activists Say - New York Times

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:24 pm
    New York TimesBrutal Images of Syrian Boy Drowned Off Turkey Must Be Seen, Activists SayNew York TimesAt least 12 migrants fleeing the war in Syria, including two young boys, drowned on Wednesday while trying to reach the Greek island of Kos from the Turkish resort town of Bodrum, according to Turkey's state-owned Anadolu news agency. A sense of weary ...Brodie Kane: You might find it hard to look at, but it's time to stop looking TVNZSyrian migrant boat capsize: Image of toddler sparks outrage on social mediaFirstpostThese photos will change how the West sees the Syrian refugee…
  • China Announces Cuts of 300000 Troops at Military Parade Showing Its Might - New York Times

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:59 pm
    New York TimesChina Announces Cuts of 300000 Troops at Military Parade Showing Its MightNew York TimesBEIJING — President Xi Jinping of China announced on Thursday that he would reduce the country's military personnel by 300,000, using a parade marking 70 years since the end of World War II to present the People's Liberation Army as a force for peace ...China flexes muscles with World War II military extravaganzaCNN InternationalMixing doves and heavy weapons, China marks end of World War IIWashington PostChina to Slim Down MilitaryWall Street JournalReuters -Los Angeles…
  • Guatemala president ordered detained in corruption probe - CTV News

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:44 pm
    CTV NewsGuatemala president ordered detained in corruption probeCTV NewsGUATEMALA CITY - A Guatemalan judge issued an order to detain President Otto Perez Molina in a government corruption scandal that has thrown the country into turmoil. Attorney General Thelma Aldana told Canal Antigua television late Wednesday that ...Arrest warrant issued for Guatemala's presidentBangkok Postall 104 news articles »
  • Ex-Hillary Clinton Staffer Who Set Up Email Server Plans to Plead the Fifth -

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:38 pm
    NBCNews.comEx-Hillary Clinton Staffer Who Set Up Email Server Plans to Plead the FifthNBCNews.comA former Hillary Clinton staffer who helped set up the former secretary of state's private email server has vowed to invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer questions after a congressional committee subpoenaed him, MSNBC confirmed late ...Worker Who Helped Clinton With Email Server Takes the FifthWall Street JournalFormer Clinton aide who helped set up server to plead Fifth Amendment to avoid Fox NewsWorker Who Helped Clinton Set up Email Server Takes FifthABC NewsNew York…
  • 5 Chinese warships spotted off Alaska coast during President Obama's visit - Fox News

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Fox News5 Chinese warships spotted off Alaska coast during President Obama's visitFox NewsFive Chinese navy ships have been spotted in the Bering Sea, off the Alaska coast, coinciding with President Obama's visit to the state, a senior defense official confirmed to Fox News. Navy Commander Bill Urban, a Pentagon spokesman, said Wednesday ...Chinese navy sails off Alaska coast as Obama visits ArcticFinancial TimesFive Chinese Navy Ships Are Operating in Bering Sea Off Alaska CoastWall Street Journal (blog)Chinese ships near Alaska as Barack Obama visitsSydney Morning HeraldTimes…
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  • Snake visitation to families of new-born babies

    Admin Admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:04 pm
    The belief that snake pay visits to some Nigerian families who deliver new babies dates back to centuries. To an uninitiated, the practice is esoteric.... The post Snake visitation to families of new-born babies appeared first on 360 Naija.
  • Issues on ethics and credibility in Nigeria

    Admin Admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:00 pm
    “Clearly in Nigeria, our attempts towards achieving a better living through democratic governance in the past have posed a disastrous exercise.” Obviously, this topic reveals... The post Issues on ethics and credibility in Nigeria appeared first on 360 Naija.
  • Rochas Okorocha and the height of corruption (2)

    Admin Admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:07 am
    “Almighty God is using me to expose evil, corruption and crime in our society.  Therefore, I will never recoil in my timidity.” Few days ago,... The post Rochas Okorocha and the height of corruption (2) appeared first on 360 Naija.
  • Buhari determined to see Nigeria polio free; warns against complacency

    Dr. Edwin Ndukwe
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:57 am
    President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that he will not tolerate any gap that might prevent Nigeria being certified polio-free by World Health Organization (WHO) by the... The post Buhari determined to see Nigeria polio free; warns against complacency appeared first on 360 Naija.
  • PDP at 17: Still the Only True National Party in Nigeria

    Obi Ebuka Onochie
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:52 am
    Monday, August 31, 2015 Gentlemen of the Press, Today marks the 17th anniversary of our great party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and we want... The post PDP at 17: Still the Only True National Party in Nigeria appeared first on 360 Naija.
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  • Google Street View gets edited out after UFO photo

    Wilfrey Morena
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Fools edited out this frame'41.8%22N+63%C2%B041'03.2%22W/@44.7949514,-63.683951,3a,48.8y,268.92h,101.08t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1siPkwhVID3D7CC9WAuRZ3eg!2e0!!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0But forgot to edit this frame in Google street view,-63.683864,3a,75y,262.87h,91.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sHjRSm6lvjzaFmsjyfgnMeA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  • Syrian crisis

    Wilfrey Morena
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Human beings very much of capable of reaching what is shown in the movies decades ago.1991 movie
  • Dong Feng 31 designed to carry a single 1-megaton thermonuclear weapon

    Wilfrey Morena
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:31 pm
     It is a land-based variant of the submarine-launched JL-2. It is operated by the Second Artillery Corps (SAC)
  • PLA DF-26 "Guam island Killer" missile

    Wilfrey Morena
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:31 pm
    The menacing looks of the Dong Feng (or "east wind") DF-26 IRBM are matched by its nuclear delivery capability and 3,000-4,000-km range (1,800 to 2,500 miles), enough to strike U.S. bases on Guam. The combination has led defense media to nickname it the "Guam Killer."
  • PLA's new DF-5B liquid-fuel ICBM operated by Second Artillery Corps

    Wilfrey Morena
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:31 pm hit any target on eath
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  • North Korea leader Kim Jong Un warns of war after exchange of fire with South Korea

    Toolzo Omosexy
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:27 am
    North Korea on Friday declared its frontline troops in a "a quasi-state of war" and warned of military operations a day after the rival Koreas exchanged fire across the world's most heavily armed border.The North has made similar bombastic claims before and the huge numbers of soldiers and military equipment stationed along the Koreas' tense border mean the area is always essentially in a "quasi-state of war." Still, the declaration, following South Korea's firing of dozens of shells across the border after the North lobbed several rounds at a South Korean town, signals a worrying…
  • UK's Banksy's dismal day out: Artist unveils Dismaland

    Toolzo Omosexy
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:19 am
     A view of the entrance of Bansky's 'Dismaland' exhibition. Photo / Getty Images A seaside "bemusement park" unveiled today by mysterious street artist Banksy has sparked controversy by featuring a Cinderella pumpkin crash sculpture which appears to echo Princess Diana's death.The piece has been unveiled as part of the new graffiti exhibition, called the Dismaland Bemusement Park at Western-super-Mare, which also features hundreds of pieces by more than 50 artists.The park, which is billed "the UK's most disappointing new visitor attraction" and sits on the site of the old Tropicana lido…
  • NASA denies viral internet rumours that a giant asteroid will strike Earth

    Toolzo Omosexy
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:16 am
     NASA has denied that an asteroid will strike Earth next month. Photo / Getty Images NASA has denied viral internet claims that an asteroid will strike Earth next month wreaking widespread devastation. It was rumoured that the cosmic strike would hit near Puerto Rico, destroying parts of the US Atlantic and Gulf coasts and Mexico, as well as Central and South America, Sky News reported. The predictions were first made by an online community of biblical theorists who claimed the space rock will hit sometime between 15 and 28 September. It was also rumoured that the US authorities were…
  • US presidential candidate, 'Deez Nuts' polling 9 per cent in North Carolina

    Toolzo Omosexy
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:13 pm
     United States presidential candidate Deez Nuts has polled 9 per cent. Photo / Supplied A United States presidential candidate by the name of Deez Nuts, polling 9 per cent in North Carolina, has been unmasked as a 15-year-old from Wallingford, Iowa.Deez Nuts - who filed a form with the Federal Election Commission to run for president - is actually high school student Brady Olson, the Daily Beast reported. Olson said he was inspired by news that Kentucky cat Limberbutt McCubbins was running for president.If you don't vote for Deez Nuts are you even American? #DeezNuts2016…
  • Ashley Madison : Unfaithful government staff details on hacked cheating website

    Toolzo Omosexy
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:58 pm
     Some of the individuals included in the leaked files claimed they had been victims of identity fraud. One Melbourne man said his information had been stolen months ago. Photo / Supplied The personal information of hundreds of Australian Government employees, including from the departments of defence and foreign affairs, have been exposed in the giant cache of data which hackers have sourced from the Ashley Madison dating service.The hack, by a group calling itself Impact Team, has raised serious questions about security with experts warning it could expose government employees as well…
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  • Goverment to Sell 69 Oil and Gas Sector to Private Firm

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:33 am
    Centre will invite private companies for the development oil and gas in those areas containing small quantities, where the difficult geological conditions and oil and gas exploration is not possible due to the small size blocks. Hence, upstream companies like ONGC and Oil India Ltd left them. For the first time the government is starting shared revenue process in oil and gas sector. With new
  • Bigg Boss Season 9 List Releaved;Guess Who are Participating?

    31 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    Discussions has started with regard to the upcoming season of Big Boss. So news that Salman Khan once again hosting the show and he has got quite a large amount. Radhe maa who was in news for full of controversy was contacted for the Big Boss season 9. According to a daily news website the show makers now are finalizing contestant list for the new season and they have met Radhe Maa for this. If
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Dead? RIP Arnold Schwarzenegger

    31 Aug 2015 | 12:55 am
    Fake celebrity deaths are great tabloid magnets, one that can skyrocket bottom of the graveyard blogs and magazines. Arnold Schwarzenegger, was one such scapegoat and false rumours of his demise was enough to send fans into panic frenzy online. Arnold is fine and doing well. Though his resurrection did not match the epicness of The Judgement Day he was fine and dandy having a quiet
  • Case against Vinod Kambli and his wife Andrea

    30 Aug 2015 | 12:49 am
    Mahanagartimes photo Mumbai: Case against Former cricketer Vinod Kambli and his wife Andrea have been booked by Bandra police station. Girl named Soni who has worked as a maid for both has filed a complaint. Alleging that on demanding her salary both had not only beaten, but held captive in the room for three days. Soni says that she has been working for the last two years at Kambli's house,
  • Chennai Super Kings Petition Rejected;No Relief from Ban

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:01 pm
    CSK Team - CricketCountry Photo Madras High Court on Thursday refused to grant interim relief to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on being suspended for two years from the IPL tournament. It is a big blow for CSK. The Court have issued notice to India Cements Ltd, Indian cricket board (BCCI) and the Bihar Cricket association to present detailed affidavit. The Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha
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  • Man Interrupts Own Burial 2 Days After Family Thought He Died

    Daniel Nnerdy
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:23 pm
    A man is claiming he survived a vicious attack from a thug only to arrive home two days later to interrupt his own FUNERAL.Posting on the social network Reddit, the man, known only as Kingvim, said the peculiar incident happened when he was living in Zimbabwe some years ago.In a lengthy post, he said that he had set out to visit his aunt in a village 400km away but after several hours of driving he stopped to pick up a hitchhiker.After a few minutes of polite conversation, the mysterious man asked Kingvim to pull over as he felt sick.The hitchhiker got out of the car and began making loud…
  • Israel purchases 4 Sa’ar 6 class missile corvettes from Germany

    Daniel Nnerdy
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:20 am
    Israel purchases 4 Sa’ar 6 class missile corvettes from GermanySa’ar 6 corvette by TKMSThe Israeli Navy’s surface fleet will get a shot in the arm with the purchase of 4 new corvettes, a modified variant of the Meko 80 patrol ship, from Germany. Unlike the basic 2000 ton Meko 80, the Sa’ar 6 will be heavily armed, similar to its predecessor, the Sa’ar 5. The 90 m ships are being procured at a cost of  approximately 110 million € each, with Germany funding a quarter of it. It will be equipped with the powerful MF-STAR AESA radar.It…

    Daniel Nnerdy
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:58 am
    A road accident in Swaziland has killed 38 girls and seriously injured 20 others who were ontheir way to a traditional ceremony where King Mswati III can choose a new wife, pro-democracy activists reported.The accident happened on Friday night when their open truck smashed into a car on the road between the tiny kingdom’s two main cities, Mbabane and Manzini, en route to the traditional Reed Dance.“A total of 38 young girls have been pronounced dead, with more than 20 others seriously injured,” Swaziland Solidarity Network spokesman Lucky Lukhele said.The Swaziland Solidarity Network…
  • There’s a Blood Moon coming, and some think it signals the end of the world

    Daniel Nnerdy
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:11 am
    It might be worth staying up late in a few weeks’ time, as something funky’s happening to the moon.But don’t say we didn’t warn you – some see it as a sign of the end of the world.Just so you know.In the early hours of September 28 – it’s a Sunday night/Monday morning, so maybe make an excuse for your boss – it’s going to be the darkest night and the brightest, just minutes apart.It’s called the Supermoon and the Blood Moon.At 2am, the moon will be closer to the earth than normal, and will appear brilliant white.But by 3am the moon will have been eclipsed as the earth will…
  • Boko Haram: How Nigeria lost N2.5b to fake ceasefire brokered by Presidential aides in Chad

    Daniel Nnerdy
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:23 am
    There were indications last night that the claimed enthusiasm by the leadership of the Boko Haram sect with the Nigerian Government was not holding as planned.Vanguard learnt from credible sources close to both the government and the terrorist group that no progress was being made in the expected dialogue because no identifiable representative of the group had shown up for the planned discussion with the federal government.While there were claims lately that the terrorist group was angling for peace talks with the President Buhari Government, information at the disposal of Saturday…
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  • Abby Martin Returning to Alt Media With New Show: The Empire Files

    acTVism Munich
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:40 pm
    The Pontiac Tribune acTVism Munich  &  Aaron Nelson  |  The Pontiac Tribune Independent journalist Abby Martin, former host of Breaking The Set, returns with her new show The Empire Files, presented by teleSUR English and Paul Jay of The Real News Network. When Abby Martin left RT, acTVism Munich tracked her down for a video interview (featured above) to discuss what originally motivated her to stand up against the corporate media. acTVism Munich is an independent and non-profit global online media network that broadcasts regularly from Munich. In the interview Abby explains why…
  • Nestle’s California Water Theft Censored by Reddit

    Pontiac Tribune
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:59 pm
    The Pontiac Tribune “People need to realize that censorship doesn’t have to involve some grand conspiracy,” stated the Anti-Media’s editor-at-large, S.M. Gibson. (The Pontiac Tribune) — Reddit just killed the news. More specifically, the jarringly Orwellian moderators of the Reddit /r/news board killed it in broad daylight wielding the same, iniquitous censorship more typical of the government than a social network. And it appears we have a serial killer on our hands. California Water Shortage & the Nestle Scandal A Reddit user shared the Anti-Media’s latest article in…
  • Nestle Water Scandal: Claire Bernish Interviewed by James Corbett

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:49 pm
    The Pontiac Tribune Claire Bernish  |  The Pontiac Tribune Claire Bernish, an independent reporter for The Pontiac Tribune and The Anti-Media, talks to James Corbett about her recent investigation into the Nestle water scandal, “Nestle Pays Only $524 to Extract 27,000,000 Gallons of California Drinking Water.”   Nestle Water Scandal From the article discussed on the Corbett Report: Nestle Pays Only $524 to Extract 27,000,000 Gallons of California Drinking Water. Nestle has found itself more and more frequently in the glare of the California drought-shame spotlight than it would…
  • United We Stand Festival Needs Your Help to Challenge Two-Party System

    Claire Bernish
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:52 pm
    The Pontiac Tribune Claire Bernish  |  The Pontiac Tribune The United We Stand Festival will feature “truth musicians, activist leaders, and voices from independent media.” Los Angeles, CA — The Free and Equal Elections Foundation will raise $7,000 in 7 days to ensure that the United We Stand Festival 2015, slated for the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles on September 19th, will be a resounding success. Christina Tobin and Larry King at the 2012 Free & Equal presidential debate. “Christina Tobin founded Free and Equal Elections in 2008 as a natural extension of her activism in both…
  • California Drought: Nestle Extracts 27,000,000 Gallons of Water for Only $524

    Claire Bernish
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:19 am
    The Pontiac Tribune Claire Bernish  |  The Pontiac Tribune This article is second in a series investigating Nestle’s role in extracting massive amounts of groundwater during the record-setting California drought. The third in this series will delve further into Nestle’s corrupt business practices. (ANTIMEDIA) — San Bernardino National Forest — Nestle has found itself more and more frequently in the glare of the California drought-shame spotlight than it would arguably care to be — though not frequently enough, apparently, for the megacorporation to have spontaneously sprouted…
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