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  • Lions vs. Cowboys Live Stream TV Info

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    Mostofa Zaman
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:54 am
    Lions vs. Cowboys Preview Ndamukong Suh is the main reason why Detroit has the league’s best rushing defense. Now that he’s available for the Lions, NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray’s job got that much tougher heading into his first postseason game. The NFC East-champion Dallas Cowboys rode Murray all season to produce the league’s second-best rushing attack and figure to be severely tested by Suh and Detroit’s defensive front in Sunday’s wild-card playoff game in Arlington. Suh was initially suspended for stepping on Green Bay quarterback Aaron…
  • On This Day: An Air Battle Over Belgium in 1945 (1 photos)

    The Atlantic Photo
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    Seventy years ago, on January 27, 1945, a German pilot was captured on film after hastily exiting his damaged plane, hurtling through the air, legs outstretched, high above the frigid landscape of Belgium. The German aircraft had just been badly damaged by .50-calibre fire from a P-47 fighter bomber flown by Major James Dalglish, a U.S. pilot in the 354th Fighter Group of the 9th Air Force, from Rome, New York. The air battle took place at the end of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest battle fought by the U.S. in World War II. The German plane exploded shortly after this photograph was…
  • ‘Islamic State Is a Diversified Criminal Operation’

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    Saskia De Rothschild
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:47 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine Where does Islamic State get its money? In an interview conducted by Markus Dettmer and Jörg Schindler, terrorism expert Louise Shelley says it operates like a run-of-the-mill crime syndicate in which ideology takes a back seat to money making. Shelley, 62, is the founder and director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at George Mason University. She is the author of “Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime and Terrorism”, which was published last July. This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014…
  • Hezbollah Kills Israeli Soldiers Near Lebanon

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    By JODI RUDOREN and ANNE BARNARD
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:04 pm
    The missile strike was the latest in a string of events along Israel’s northern frontiers that have raised the risk of a broader confrontation.
  • What Tom Friedman's Interview Revealed About Obama's Foreign Policy

    The Belgravia Dispatch
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    In a recent interview with Tom Friedman (worth listening to in full) President Obama held forth for almost an hour on various foreign policy topics. Below I highlight a couple fascinating exchanges that I believe help illustrate some of Obama’s shortcomings as a foreign policy leader. The first relates to Russia. Friedman, to his credit, prefaces the Russia discussion energetically making the case that post-Cold War NATO expansion was a terrible blunder (“we traded Russia for the Czech Navy", Friedman quips). Obama sits somewhat stoically through Friedman’s brief anti-NATO expansion…
 
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    BBC News - Home

  • Japan probes new 'hostage recording'

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Japan says it is investigating a purported new voice recording of hostage Kenji Goto, who is being held by Islamic State.
  • Inquest hears of Sydney siege deaths

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    The start of the inquest into the Sydney cafe siege hears that hostage Katrina Dawson was killed by fragments of a police bullet or bullets.
  • VIDEO: One-minute World News

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
  • DfID criticised for agency oversight

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:07 pm
    The Department for International Development has been accused of "unacceptably poor" oversight of a UK-funded development agency.
  • Nintendo halves annual profit target

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Nintendo's operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.
 
 
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    Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

  • Innovations: 5 amazing ways 3D-printed food will change the way we eat

    Matt McFarland
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Journey to the frontier of food and you’ll find a 3D printer, spewing out chocolate. While traditional cooking isn’t going anywhere, you can count on 3D printed foods eventually finding a place in our world.Read full article >>
  • Report: Post reporter held in Iran to face trial ‘soon’ but charges still unknown

    Brian Murphy
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:34 am
    A Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for more than six months will stand trial “soon,” Iran’s official news agency reported Wednesday, but the charges against him remain unknown.The report by the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency gave no additional information about Iran’s allegations against Jason Rezaian, the Post’s bureau chief in Tehran.Read full article >>
  • ‘The Americans’: TV’s best show returns as strong as ever, with perfect Cold War chill

    Hank Stuever
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:49 am
    The first four episodes of Season 3 of “The Americans,” which returns Wednesday night on FX, are just as absorbing and dark and impeccably realized as what we saw in Season 2. Now that you know, shred this document if you’re paranoid about spoilers.Read full article >>
  • Israel and Lebanon’s Hezbollah trade fire across border; casualties reported

    William Booth
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    JERUSALEM — Israel and Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia exchanged fire Wednesday across the border. The Israeli military said there casualties, but did not immediately have numbers. The clashes began when an anti-tank missile struck an Israeli army vehicle traveling along the border. The attack was followed by mortar rounds launched from Lebanon that landed near Israeli troops near Mount Hermon, according to Israeli military officials.Read full article >>
  • Extra funding sought to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    Brady Dennis
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    The Obama administration wants to double the amount of federal funding dedicated to combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a mounting problem that causes an estimated 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths annually in the United States. Read full article >>
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    The Atlantic Photo

  • Returning Syrian Kurds Find Recaptured Kobani in Ruins (25 photos)

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    Late last year, after months of assault by ISIS militants, many had given up the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani as lost. The fight continued through the winter, until monitors and spokesmen for the the Kurdish People's Protection Unit announced earlier this week that ISIS forces had been driven from Kobani, and that Kurds now controlled the city once again. The defeat is one of several recent losses ISIS has suffered across Syria and Iraq, as the group's rapid and violent territorial grabs have been stalled and pushed back by local armies and international forces. On January 27, the…
  • On This Day: An Air Battle Over Belgium in 1945 (1 photos)

    27 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    Seventy years ago, on January 27, 1945, a German pilot was captured on film after hastily exiting his damaged plane, hurtling through the air, legs outstretched, high above the frigid landscape of Belgium. The German aircraft had just been badly damaged by .50-calibre fire from a P-47 fighter bomber flown by Major James Dalglish, a U.S. pilot in the 354th Fighter Group of the 9th Air Force, from Rome, New York. The air battle took place at the end of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest battle fought by the U.S. in World War II. The German plane exploded shortly after this photograph was…
  • Remembering Auschwitz: 70 Years After Liberation (27 photos)

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    Tuesday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the passage of 70 years since the January 27, 1945, liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet soldiers. Auschwitz was a network of concentration camps built and operated in occupied Poland by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Auschwitz I and nearby Auschwitz II-Birkenau were the extermination camps where an estimated 1.1 million people—mostly Jews from across Europe, but also political opponents, prisoners of war, homosexuals, and Roma—were killed in gas chambers or by systematic starvation, forced labor, disease, or…
  • Photos of the Week: 1/17-1/23 (35 photos)

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:28 am
    This week we have scenes of India's preparation for Republic Day, a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, continued unrest in eastern Ukraine, a Chinese home-made mechanical horse, a yarmulke made of hair samples (to disguise it), K-Pop hopefuls in Seoul, a volcano that has been creating a new island near Tonga, and much more. An artist from the state of Telangana reacts to the camera as they wait for their turn to perform during a media preview displaying a glimpse of culture of different parts of India, in New Delhi, India, on, January 22. The…
  • A Bioluminescent Bloom in Hong Kong (3 photos)

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    A bloom of Noctiluca scintillans, a large, green marine dinoflagellate that exhibits bioluminescence when disturbed, was captured in photos made earlier today in Hong Kong, with a long exposure showing an eerie glow along the seashore. The luminescence, also called Sea Sparkle, is triggered by farm pollution that can be devastating to marine life and local fisheries, according to University of Georgia oceanographer Samantha Joye. Noctiluca itself does not produce neurotoxins like other similar organisms do. But its role as both prey and predator can eventually magnify the accumulation of…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Nothing says devotion like the Love Poetry Generator

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:50 pm
    We know you true lovebirds out there have been sweating Valentine's Day gifts for months, and then there are those of us who grab that pack of underwear our loved one has been meaning to buy, and call it a success sealed with a kiss and the approval of Inspector No. 33. For we sadder souls, there is the Love Poetry Generator. The post Nothing says devotion like the Love Poetry Generator appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Super Bowl XLIX advertising lineup [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Are you the kind of Super Bowl fan who's only really in it for the food and commercials? Well, get ready to spend more quality time at the guac bowl! The post Super Bowl XLIX advertising lineup [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Dolphins go surfing in Australia [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    There's a reason dolphins are known as the second smartest creatures on the planet, ranked just above humans. Look at how good they are at surfing! Way better than humans. It's no contest. The post Dolphins go surfing in Australia [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Complete archives of Popular Electronics now available online

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Want to relive those exciting childhood memories of experimenting in electronics or share it with a new generation? You're in luck because the complete archive of Popular Electronics magazine, published between 1954 and 1982, is now available in PDF format. The post Complete archives of Popular Electronics now available online appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Miss California contestant has an epic bikini malfunction [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This is the bikini malfunction to end all bikini malfunctions. Fortunately, all the private parts are covered electronically––but barely––so this video is mostly safe for work. But this video isn't a cheap thrill. It's actually really impressive to see how well she regains her composure after the accident. The post Miss California contestant has an epic bikini malfunction [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Radio Times

  • The high cost of affordable, quality child care

    Susan Greenbaum
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Mary Graham and Joya Misra Last week, in his State of the Union address, President Obama focused the nation’s attention on the high cost of quality child care calling affordable options a “must-have” for working families. This news came as no surprise for many parents around the country for whom child care can be as expensive as a public college tuition. Complicating the issue is low wages for workers, what some call the “motherhood penalty” for women who drop out of the workforce because they simply cannot afford child care, and a lack of safe, quality programs. Today on…
  • A conversation with Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn

    Emily Bryant
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guest: Matt Denn This January, MATT DENN became Delaware’s 45th Attorney General. He has a long history of service to the state: prior to being elected as AG, he served as the Lieutenant Governor of Delaware under Jack Markell, and he also served as Insurance Commissioner for the First State. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll hear from Denn about his plans for the office as well as some of the challenges that the state faces including Wilmington’s crime problem, issues around the medical examiner’s office, police-community relations, and his establishment of a civil rights office…
  • The future of Saudi Arabia and relations with the US

    Emily Bryant
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Bernard Haykel and Toby Jones Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died last Friday. He has been succeeded by his 79 year-old half-brother, Salman, who, by many accounts, is ailing. President Obama is meeting with King Salman today to offer his condolences, discuss the turmoil in Yemen, and the fight against ISIS and other Islamic militants in the region. Saudi Arabia has been an important ally for the United States but what does this change in leadership mean for the country’s future, regional stability and the relationship with the U.S. And, as the public flogging of blogger Raif Badawi…
  • The snow, the Ironworkers, and GOP presidential hopefuls

    Susan Greenbaum
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: John Bolaris, Jeremy Roebuck and Kathie Obradovich We get an update on three stories in the news. We’ll start off measuring the snow totals and talking about the challenges of weather predicting with JOHN BOLARIS of WeatherSavior.com. Then, we hear about the recent conviction of former-Ironworkers Union head, Joseph Dougherty, who used violence and intimidation to strengthen the union’s hold on local construction projects. JEREMY ROEBUCK, courts reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer joins Marty to talk about the case. And finally, all GOP eyes were in Des Moines this weekend…
  • Are we too tied to our technology?

    Debbie Bilder
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Manoush Zomorodi, Keith Hampton How often do you check your phone, your Twitter handle, or your Facebook page?  Some people do it hundreds of times a day.  But what effect does all this connectedness have on us?  Today we’ll look at our ties to our technology and the impact it’s having on our lives.   We’ll hear from MANOUSH ZOMORODI, host and managing editor of WNYC’s New Tech City, about the new campaign “Bored and Brilliant” which is encouraging people to put down their phones and let their minds wander. And we’ll talk with KETIH HAMPTON, an associate…
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    The Conversation

  • Fact Check: is tertiary education of private benefit?

    Tim Pitman, Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:21 pm
    Tertiary education is of both private and significant public benefit. AAP Image/Julian Smith I’ve always argued that tertiary education is a private benefit, I’m happy for taxpayer funding of primary and secondary education but tertiary education results in a higher salary. - Senator David Leyonhjelm, Liberal Democratic Party, RN Breakfast, 28 January, 2015. Senator Leyonhjelm’s statement reflects an oft-repeated argument that the benefits of tertiary education predominantly flow to individuals, but does not present the whole picture. The Senator has previously said, for example, that:…
  • Is it a Birdman? Is it a play? It's super meta-textuality!

    Colin Yeo, PHD Candidate, English and Cultural Studies at University of Western Australia
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Recognition is a super-human process that requires sacrifice .... and a bit of flying. Atsushi Nishijima/Twentieth Century FoxWhat do Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Simpsons, and Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s film Birdman have in common? All three utilise the concept of meta-theatre. The concept of meta-theatre, or meta-text, in its crudest definition, denotes an additional layer of meaning that is added onto a text. In the context of the stage, a performance-within-a-play is an example of a meta-text. William Shakespeare utilises meta-theatre in several of his plays, including The Tempest, King…
  • Can Newman still be Queensland premier if he loses his seat?

    Anne Twomey, Professor of Constitutional Law at University of Sydney
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Queensland Premier Campbell Newman is widely tipped to lose his seat in the January 31 election – yet there are ways he could still be premier. AAP/John PrykeIf the Liberal National Party wins the Queensland election on Saturday, but its leader, Campbell Newman, loses his seat of Ashgrove, can he remain premier? This may be the question vexing minds on Sunday morning. The answer is not as clear as it might have been, due to a failure to make proposed constitutional amendments in 2005. No change in premier until there is a vacancy John Howard was still prime minister even after losing his…
  • Sounding the Global Jukebox: we owe Alan Lomax a debt of thanks

    Catherine Grant, Joy Ingall Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Music at University of Newcastle
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:02 pm
    The real value of Lomax's work is only now becoming clear. Wikimedia CommonsIf Alan Lomax were still alive, he would turn 100 Saturday. His name might not be as familiar as some other giants of folk music in the 20th century (such as Pete Seeger). But if you listen to folk or world music, use internet music streaming services, or just enjoy music from cultural traditions other than your own, you might owe Lomax a small debt of thanks. A remarkable career For around seven decades, from the 1930s through the 1990s, Lomax devoted his activities as a folklorist, musicologist, writer, producer…
  • Explainer: wilderness, and why it matters

    Brendan Mackey, Director of the Griffith Climate Change Response Program at Griffith University
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:44 pm
    The potential rezoning of Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area for tourism development begs the question: just what is wilderness, and what is it good for? The Wilderness Society/AAPThe Tasmanian government this month released a draft of the revised management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, which proposes rezoning certain areas from “wilderness zones” to “remote recreation zones”. The changes would enable greater private tourism investment in the World Heritage Area and allow for logging of speciality timbers. At the centre of the debate is how we…
 
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    Big Picture

  • Massive snowstorm hits Northeast

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:32 pm
    The blizzard of 2015 blasted the region with wind-whipped snow that piled nearly 3-feet high in some places. Piles of snow along the streets of Squantum frame the City of Boston across Dorchester Bay. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)
  • Unrest in Yemen

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:07 pm
    The future for Yemen is uncertain after the president resigned this week after a Houthi rebel takeover of the country. Thousands demonstrated on Friday as lawmakers wait to convene over the weekend. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelArmy and police officers loyal to the Houthi movement shout slogans as they take part in a demonstration to show support to the movement in Sanaa Jan. 23. Yemen drifted deeper into political limbo on Friday after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned in exasperation at a Houthi rebel takeover of the country, a move that appeared to catch the Iran-backed group off…
  • Declining water levels in the Dead Sea

    22 Jan 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Originally one of the world’s first health resorts, the Dead Sea in Israel has a far from healthy future as its water levels continue to decline. In fact, it has been estimated that since the 1950s the water levels have dropped about 130 feet. The dangerously low level has been attributed to an imbalance between the amount of incoming and outgoing water. Known also as the Sea of Salt, separating Israel to the west and Jordan to the east, the lake’s surface and shores are 1407 feet below the level making it earth’s lowest elevation on land. The problem of the annual declining rate is due…
  • Bird’s Eye View

    19 Jan 2015 | 3:57 pm
    A change in perspective can make everything look a little different. Patterns emerge, shapes coalesce, and chaos simplifies. Aerial view of a river in Peru's Amazon region of Loreto, September 29, 2014. (ENRIQUE CASTRO-MENDIVIL/REUTERS)
  • The Naga tribes of Myanmar

    16 Jan 2015 | 3:23 pm
    In Myanmar, around 120,000 people live in the Naga Self-Administered Zone in Sagaing Division where they survive mainly by subsistence farming and hunting. Cultural practices are changing - for example, younger men now wear trousers rather than traditional loincloths - although many Naga communities remain impoverished and inaccessible by road. The Naga speak dozens of languages and many of those in Myanmar use Burmese as a lingua franca. A man who claims to be 100 years old wears a hat adorned with wild boar tusks in Donhe township in the Naga Self-Administered Zone in northwest Myanmar Dec.
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    Slate Articles

  • My Friend Doesn’t Wear a Belt

    Troy Patterson
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Please send your questions for publication to gentlemanscholarslate@gmail.com. Questions may be edited.
  • Congressionalization

    Mike Pesca
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Listen to Episode 183 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • Divide and Conquer

    Jamelle Bouie
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:26 pm
    By the somewhat tamer standards of the Midwest, Scott Walker’s speech to the Iowa Freedom Summit last Saturday was a smorgasbord of red meat. In just 20 minutes, the Wisconsin governor shed the persona that brought him to the stage—the stern but affable accountant—and re-emerged as a conservative warrior who defeated the unions, defunded the abortionists, and beat back the liberals to win three statewide elections for governor.
  • Prudie Early Release: Very Early Retirement

    Emily Yoffe
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:08 pm
    As a member of Slate Plus, you’re reading this Slate story before anyone else can! This story is exclusive to Slate Plus members until Thursday at 6 a.m.
  • The Fighting Hawkeyes

    John Dickerson
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:16 pm
    DES MOINES, Iowa—Covering the frantic Republican caucus in Iowa while simultaneously covering the drowsy Democratic contest is like stepping off of a moving walkway. You swing your arms and legs at the same quick pace, but you’re not moving fast anymore. The Republican candidates are scrambling for organizers, planning visits, and zooming around the country collecting money, while Hillary Clinton is the most dominant nonincumbent ever.Democrats like Gov. Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders are making moves, but few local activists even pretend that they are serious challengers…
 
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • U.S. Acknowledges Conviction of David Hicks, Guantanamo Detainee, Should Not Stand

    ProPublica
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
    by Raymond Bonner, Special to ProPublica, SYDNEY – The United States has acknowledged that the conviction of an Australian man held for nearly six years in Guantanamo Bay was not legally valid. The Australian, David Hicks, was one of the first people sent to Guantanamo, and he has already figured in a key U.S. court decision that expanded the rights of detainees held in the offshore prison. Initially charged with multiple crimes, including conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism, attempted murder, and aiding the enemy, Hicks ultimately pleaded guilty to a single charge of providing…
  • A Sheldon Silver Mystery: Did He Betray New York Renters?

    ProPublica
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    by Justin Elliott When New York enacted a major rent regulation law in 2011, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver celebrated the passage of the legislation as a victory over real estate interests. "Despite fierce and well-financed opposition to working families in New York City, we were able to secure important victories for tenants," he said at the time. But the bribery case against Silver unveiled by prosecutors last week raises questions about whether Silver pulled his punches in negotiations on that 2011 bill, potentially at the expense of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who live in rent…
  • Pentagon Finally Identifies the Remains of a POW Lost Since 1942

    ProPublica
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    by Megan McCloskey Missing overseas for 73 years, an American POW who perished in World War II is finally going home. Last week, the Pentagon officially identified the remains of Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder, who died as a Japanese prisoner in the Philippines in 1942. After the war, the U.S. government buried him and thousands of others as "unknown" soldiers in a war memorial cemetery there. The identification is vindication for Kelder's family, who had discovered evidence of which gravesite contained Kelder's remains and then spent years trying to persuade the Pentagon to investigate.  John…
  • Podcast: Why Tracking Is Scarier With Zombie Cookies

    ProPublica
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    by Sara Afzal What are ‘zombie cookies’? Sadly, not innocent baked goods shaped like Halloween creatures, but a kind of tracking cookie that lives on your computer and rises from the dead even after being deleted. Zombie cookies came to light in Julia Angwin’s investigation into an online advertising company’s use of a hidden undeletable number produced by Verizon to monitor customers’ web surfing on tablets and smartphones. The company, called Turn, uses Verizon’s number to recreate tracking cookies even after a user deletes it, which Editor-in-Chief Steve…
  • Using Your Tax Dollars to Fund This Cow’s Abnormal Triplets, Plus More From MuckReads Weekly

    ProPublica
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:41 am
    by Terry Parris Jr Cows normally have one calf, not twins or triplets. Pigs generally have eight piglets, not 14. "Easy care" sheep sounds more like a product than a herd left to die in the elements. This is what's happening at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, a taxpayer-financed institution that is helping the meat industry produce more profitable livestock. Over the last 50 years, the center has "fought the spread of disease, fostered food safety and helped American ranchers compete in a global marketplace." But a Times investigation found that these gains have…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • BREAKING NEWS

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, has killed two Israeli soldiers in a surprise attack on an Israeli convoy in northern occupied territories. Hezbollah’s retaliatory attack on Wednesday killed two Israeli soldiers and destroyed at least nine military vehicles. The Israeli regime responded with combined aerial and ground strikes on southern Lebanon. Eight Israeli soldiers were also injured, while a Spanish UN peacekeeper was also killed in the clashes. Spanish Foreign Ministry said Francisco Javier Soria Toledo, 36, was killed during the exchange of fire. Hezbollah later claimed the…
  • Working To Get The Power Resotored On Natucket After Winter Storm Juno

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Good Evening from Nantucket Island. The morning boat service resumed and brought over 45 NYMO trucks, with 150 plus employees to help restore power island wide. Additionally the Coast Guard has brought in 50 plus members to help with clean up efforts. Currently, residents of Madaket Dionis, Squam, Wauwinet and parts of Siasconset as well as parts of Downtown and mid-island are without power or heat. Crews will work long into the night to clear lines and get the power turned on island wide. The crews will be housed and fed at the warming shelter set up by the Red Cross at the Nantucket High…
  • Blizzard 2015

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:02 pm
    This the snow in my street in somerville, boston
  • Over the River, Through the Woods by Jacqueline L. Landry released for Kindle

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:51 pm
    A fresh new voice in romantic suspense, Jacqueline L. Landry's OVER THE RIVER, THROUGH THE WOODS, has been released for Kindle and the Kindle Reading App. "Life is made up not of days, but of moments. What if, in one moment, everything you knew about your life changed forever? Jennifer and David Brookehouse have an ecstatically happy marriage and thriving careers. She, a noted photographer, and he, an anesthesiologist with University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. She performs in musical theater and he competes in bicycle races for charity. Jenny could never have foreseen how her…
  • Gone fishing!!

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Didn't make that turn  
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Samsung Pegs Rebound on Mobile Chips

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Samsung offered signs that the worst was likely over for its mobile division, as the company turns to mobile chips and cheaper handsets to spur a recovery in profit.
  • U.S. Groups Ask China to Postpone New Cybersecurity Review

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:54 pm
    U.S. business groups are asking China to postpone a new cybersecurity review process that they say is too intrusive and involves disclosing sensitive material to the Chinese government.
  • Central Bankers Ramp Up Currency Wars

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:54 pm
    A surprise move by Singapore to ease monetary policy is the latest sign of the pressure on policy makers at a time of falling commodity prices, declining inflation and softening growth expectations.
  • U.S. Stocks Tumble Again

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:26 pm
    A sharp drop in oil prices overshadowed the Federal Reserve, with energy companies leading a selloff in U.S. stocks.
  • Fed Flags Midyear Rate Hike---Or Later

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:47 pm
    The Federal Reserve signaled it would keep short-term interest rates near zero at least until midyear, while also setting the stage for tough decisions in the coming weeks about whether it should wait even longer.
 
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    TIME

  • Humans of New York Founder Raises Over $700,000 for Inner-City Kids to Visit Harvard

    ongreno8
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Humans of New York is one of the Internet’s runaway success stories, and creator Brandon Stanton is intent on giving back to the people who’ve helped his blog become what it is today. For his latest project, Stanton says he was inspired by a picture of a student from the Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a middle school in Brownsville, one of Brooklyn’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods. The student, Vidal, identified his principal, Nadia Lopez, as the most influential person in his life. “When we get in trouble, she doesn’t suspend us,” he told Stanton. “She…
  • Sydney Siege Inquest Hears How a Hostage Was Forced to Kneel Before Being Shot

    hcregan
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:02 pm
    An inquest into December’s Sydney café siege has heard how hostages Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson died. The inquest heard that gunman Man Haron Monis forced 34-year-old café manager Johnson to kneel before shooting him in the back of the head, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports. Dawson, a 38-year-old lawyer, was killed by six fragments from a police bullet that had ricocheted off a hard surface when police teams moved in to end the 16-hour siege. The court was told that Iranian-born, self-styled cleric Monis was shot in the head with police bullets or…
  • Lindsay Lohan Is Trying to Pass Off Meet-and-Greets as Community Service

    Sabrina Toppa
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Lindsay Lohan has been accused of trying to include socializing with fans as some of the 80 hours of community service she was supposed to perform for a 2012 reckless driving charge. Lohan, 28, reportedly included meeting several fans during a stage production of Speed-the-Plow, in which she starred in the U.K. last year, as part of the mandatory 4,800 minutes she had to spend benefiting the community. Her lawyer, Shawn Holley, appeared in court Wednesday to submit a dossier of documents outlining the Mean Girls actress’s community service hours, which Lohan claims were completed in…
  • Mehcad Brooks to Play Jimmy Olsen in Supergirl

    kivac23
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:30 pm
    The upcoming CBS superhero series Supergirl will feature Mehcad Brooks as young photojournalist Jimmy Olsen. The 34-year-old Austin native will be playing the love interest of Supergirl (played by Glee star Melissa Benoist), according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Jimmy Olsen character is a staple of the DC Comics Superman series, where he is traditionally portrayed as a youthful Daily Planet reporter who idolizes Clark Kent and Lois Lane. As for Brooks, he was last seen playing an egocentric football player in the recently canceled Necessary Roughness. But he is most famous for his role as…
  • One in Five American Children Are Relying on Food Stamps for Meals

    iyengarrishi
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Twenty percent of children in the U.S. currently need food stamps to eat, according to federal data released Wednesday. Citing figures compiled by the U.S. Census survey of American families, Reuters reports that 16 million children in the country used food stamps in 2014. This number represents a significant spike from pre-recession levels of 9 million children (or one in every eight), indicating that the U.S. economy’s recovery is not benefiting low-income families as much. [Reuters]
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Isis: sunset deadline for Jordan to free bomber and save hostage

    Justin McCurry in Tokyo and Martin Chulov in Beirut
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:32 pm
    Deal to swap jailed terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi for Jordanian pilot leaves unclear the fate of Japanese journalist Kenji GotoIslamic State has set a deadline of sunset on Thursday for the release of a failed suicide bomber after Jordan agreed to free her in return for a Jordanian pilot being held hostage by the group. But the fate of the Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, also in Isis captivity, was thrown into confusion by the latest developments.In a newly released audio message from the Islamist militants, a man identifying himself as Goto says that Sajida al-Rishawi, a convicted terrorist,…
  • Laser inventor Charles Townes dies

    Reuters in San Francisco
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Scientist was sitting on a park bench in 1951 when he came up with Nobel prizewinning and world-changing idea for a pure beam of lightCharles Townes, who shared the 1964 Nobel prize in physics for inventing the laser – a feat that revolutionised science, medicine, telecommunications and entertainment – has died aged 99, the University of California at Berkeley has announced. Townes, a native of South Carolina, recalled that the idea for how to create a pure beam of short-wavelength, high-frequency light first dawned on him as he sat on a Washington DC park bench among blooming azaleas in…
  • North Korea may be restarting reactor which produces nuclear bomb fuel

    Associated Press
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:40 pm
    US research institute says recent satellite imagery shows possible signs of reactor activity North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a US research institute said Thursday.If true, the finding, which is based on recent commercial satellite imagery, will be an added worry for the United States and the North’s neighbours at a time of increasing animosity over recent sanctions against the North and Pyongyang’s fury about a UN push to punish its alleged human rights abuses. Continue reading...
  • Europe calls for swift passage of law to collect flight passengers’ data

    Ian Traynor in Brussels
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:22 pm
    European commissioner for justice ordered to redraft PNR legislation after terror attacks as counter-terror discussions loomThe European executive on Wednesday called for the prompt passage of legislation to collect and retain information on anyone flying into or out of the EU, as part of a package of counter-terror policies following the jihadi attacks in Paris and alleged foiled terrorist murders in Belgium.Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European commissioner for justice and home affairs, told the European parliament that the storage of data on all air travellers would not clash with…
  • US nuclear scientist secretly taped by FBI claiming he could bomb New York

    Associated Press
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Los Alamos scientist Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni jailed for five years after also offering to build nuclear weapons for VenezuelaA disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for “money and power,” according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.In the recordings, Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni tells an agent posing as a Venezuelan official that the bombs would prevent the United States from invading the oil-rich nation and brags to his wife that the passing of…
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • Bananas, Sardines and Sharks

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

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

    Saskia De Rothschild
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:47 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine Where does Islamic State get its money? In an interview conducted by Markus Dettmer and Jörg Schindler, terrorism expert Louise Shelley says it operates like a run-of-the-mill crime syndicate in which ideology takes a back seat to money making. Shelley, 62, is the founder and director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at George Mason University. She is the author of “Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime and Terrorism”, which was published last July. This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014…
  • Making It in the Desert Kingdom

    Saskia De Rothschild
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    From The Economist- Sweet-toothed locals cheered when Mars, the American candymaker, opened its first factory in Saudi Arabia in December. The kingdom’s policy-makers cheered too. It was a sign of progress in their drive to create a more extensive and sophisticated manufacturing industry as a way of reducing dependence on oil, which accounts for 45% of G.D.P. and 80% of government revenues. Manufacturing’s share of G.D.P. has long been stuck at around 10%, and much of that has involved making pretty basic stuff such as bulk chemicals. For all the country’s huge reserves of cheap crude,…
  • Dr. Web: German Medical Start-Ups Aim to Digitalize Healthcare

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

  • Jeep Club Volunteers Drive Hospital Workers During Winter Storm

    Good News Network
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Members of the New Brunswick Jeep Club volunteered their time during Tuesday’s storm for a good cause — helping doctors and nurses get to and from work at the local hospital. Bundled up in the blizzard, volunteer Mike Noble told Global News, “It’s nice to help out in some small The post Jeep Club Volunteers Drive Hospital Workers During Winter Storm appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Harry Potter Fans and J.K. Rowling Win Deal to Get Child Labor Out of Chocolate

    Good News Network
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:01 pm
    After a four-year campaign by the fan activist group the Harry Potter Alliance and its favorite author, J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. has relented and announced they would stop buying cocoa from a company known for its poor record on human rights and child labor. The group, whose motto is “The The post Harry Potter Fans and J.K. Rowling Win Deal to Get Child Labor Out of Chocolate appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Mystery Train Passenger Encourages Young Mum

    Good News Network
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:33 pm
    A mystery man gave a young mum a kind note of encouragement and a £5 tip for being “polite” and teaching her child “good manners”. As the passenger was getting off the train, he passed her a handwritten note that described the young mother as a “credit to her generation.” Sammie The post Mystery Train Passenger Encourages Young Mum appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • 4-yo Calls 911, Saves Pregnant Mom and Becomes a Big Sister

    Good News Network
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:31 pm
    A four-year-old kept calm and knew exactly what to do when her mom fell into a seizure. She called 911 and told the dispatcher that her mother was “really pregnant” and needed help. “I got up and that’s all I can remember,” Centerria Manning told WWMT in Kalamazoo, Michigan. “I woke up The post 4-yo Calls 911, Saves Pregnant Mom and Becomes a Big Sister appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Eagles Rebound in NJ: From a Mere Two to 156 Pairs

    Good News Network
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:37 am
    “The bald eagle population, once so decimated by the pesticide DDT that only a single pair nested in New Jersey, is on the rebound,” reports The Record. The statewide population now numbers 156 nesting pairs — up from 128 last year — thanks to efforts by the federal government and several The post Eagles Rebound in NJ: From a Mere Two to 156 Pairs appeared first on The Good News Network.
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    Environmental News Network

  • Study Analyzes Variability of Climate Models

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:05 pm
    A new Duke University-led study finds that most climate models likely underestimate the degree of decade-to-decade variability occurring in mean surface temperatures as Earth’s atmosphere warms. The models also provide inconsistent explanations of why this variability occurs in the first place. These discrepancies may undermine the models’ reliability for projecting the short-term pace as well as the extent of future warming, the study’s authors warn. As such, we shouldn’t over-interpret recent temperature trends.
  • Rosetta Comet releasing more water as it gets closer to the Sun

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:41 am
    There has been a significant increase in the amount of water "pouring" out of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the comet on which the Rosetta mission's Philae lander touched down in November 2014. The 2.5-mile-wide (4-kilometer) comet was releasing the earthly equivalent of 40 ounces (1.2 liters) of water into space every second at the end of August 2014. The observations were made by NASA's Microwave Instrument for Rosetta Orbiter (MIRO), aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft. Science results from the MIRO team were released today as part of a…
  • Research shows loss of pollinators increases risk of malnutrition and disease

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    A new study shows that more than half the people in some developing countries could become newly at risk for malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals — like bees — continue to decline. Despite popular reports that pollinators are crucial for human nutritional health, no scientific studies have actually tested this claim — until now. The new research by scientists at the University of Vermont and Harvard University has, for the first time, connected what people actually eat in four developing countries to the pollination requirements of the crops that provide their food…
  • Natural Breakdown of Petroleum May Lace Arsenic into Groundwater

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:09 pm
    In a long-term field study, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Virginia Tech scientists have found that changes in geochemistry from the natural breakdown of petroleum hydrocarbons underground can promote the chemical release (mobilization) of naturally occurring arsenic into groundwater. This geochemical change can result in potentially significant arsenic groundwater contamination. 
  • ENN Announces Release of New Mobile App!

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:39 am
    This week ENN launches a new mobile app making it easier for you to connect with us and stay up to date with groundbreaking environmental news. The Environmental News Network (ENN) is recognized as the most comprehensive and dependable online environmental news source. With almost twenty years of experience aggregating and producing original content for environmental experts and novices alike, ENN's mission is to inform, educate and inspire environmental discussion and action among its readers and contributors.Because ENN recognizes that there is no lack of environmental news content…
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  • Benzinga's M&A Chatter for Wednesday January 28, 2015

    Charles Gross
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:46 pm
    The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Wednesday January 28, 2015: CommScope Agrees to Acquire TE Connectivity's Telecom, Enterprise, Wireless Businesses for $3B in Cash The Deal:
  • General Growth Properties Beats On Q4 Revenue

    Kevin Riley
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:57 pm
    General Growth Properties Inc (NYSE: GGP) reported results Wednesday for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014. Total revenue came in at $673.022 million, above estimates of $671.69 million and the $670.665 million reported in the prior year period.
  • Fortinet Falls After Hours, Q4 Net Down 43%

    John Seward
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT) fell in the extended session after the company posted a 43 percent decline in net income, although adjusted profit was in line with expectations. The company traded recently at $30.75, down more than 2 percent.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Beats Q4 Revenue Expectations

    Kevin Riley
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: VRTX) reported financial results for the fourth quarter on Wednesday. Fourth quarter GAAP revenues came in at $144.6 million, above the expected revenue of $137.49 million and below the $351.2 million reported in the prior year period.
  • Las Vegas Sands Beats Q4 Net On Improved Singapore Results

    John Seward
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) said Wednesday that improvements at its Singapore operations resulted in higher-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings, although company-wide revenue fell 6.6 percent. Sands changed hands recently at $58.40, up more than 4 percent.
 
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    WND

  • Dream-car search on Craigslist becomes double murder

    -NO AUTHOR-
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:30 pm
    (WSBTV) — TELFAIR COUNTY, Ga. — Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson told Channel 2 Action News that robbery was the motive in the murder of a Cobb County couple. Bud Runion, 69, and June Runion, 66, were shot in the head, sheriff’s officials say. The couple disappeared Thursday, Jan. 22, when they left their Marietta home for south Georgia. The couple were going to purchase a 1966 Ford Mustang. Bud Runion posted an ad on Craigslist looking for someone selling the vehicle, and police say Ronnie “Jay” Towns, 28, responded and lured them to their death. The couple’s bodies, along…
  • Great U.S. poet declares need for God

    Bill Federer
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same. And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh…
  • FBI: U.S. nuke scientist agreed to bomb NYC

    -NO AUTHOR-
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:48 pm
    (THEGUARDIAN) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for “money and power,” according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday. In the recordings, Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni tells an agent posing as a Venezuelan official that the bombs would prevent the United States from invading the oil-rich nation and brags to his wife that the passing of secrets would make him wealthy. “I’m going to be the boss with money and power,” the naturalized US citizen…
  • Phyllis Schlafly 'flips' feminism on its head

    Jim Fletcher
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:43 pm
    When one is not bound by Judeo-Christian values, lying – among other societal ills – is a valid tool to be used in the culture wars. I recently read a hit piece written by a columnist for a liberal establishment newspaper. He lifted one sentence from the website of a conservative commentator and used it out of context to allege anti-Semitic views on the part of the latter. This kind of lying is so commonplace on the left, one wonders if leftists make any distinction at all anymore between lying and truth-telling. Two writers have produced a remarkable look at the lies of the feminist…
  • Schlafly, Dobson join in 2016 marching orders to GOP

    Bob Unruh
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Phyllis Schlafly Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly and Christian broadcasting and publishing standard-bearer James Dobson – neither of whom is known for concealing their opinions about America and Christianity – are throwing their considerable influence behind a report advising Republicans how to elect a conservative, pro-family, GOP president in 2016. The “Grassroots Report” by Paul Caprio, director of Family-PAC Federal, was delivered to members of the Republican National Committee at their meeting in San Diego. Christian churches, the report says, can play a major role in…
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    The Belgravia Dispatch

  • Arming Ukraine Would Be Folly

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Ivo Daalder’s Financial Times op-ed yesterday (Arm Ukraine to show Russia conflict has a cost) constitutes one of the most ill-advised foreign policy recommendations I can recall in many years, and this during an era which has seen many. With European unity already at a delicate juncture given Syriza’s victory in Greece—and material cohesion risks looming across both the EU’s economic and foreign policies--now is not the time to throw more kindling on the fire. Mr. Daalder couches arming Ukraine—as good-hearted, liberal interventionists are wont to do--as only “enhancing…
  • Kissinger's "World Order"

    18 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    Henry Kissinger’s “World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History” weighs in around 400 pages but the main substance of the book is contained in fewer than 50 pages (almost exclusively in the final two chapters: Chapter 9 on “Technology, Equilibrium, and Human Consciousness” and the conclusory Chapter 10 “World Order in Our Time?”). The remainder of the book is well-traversed terrain we have largely seen in previous Kissinger work, whether a tour d'horizon of the European balance-of-power system, discussion of Asian geopolitics, or the U.S.’s…
  • What Tom Friedman's Interview Revealed About Obama's Foreign Policy

    24 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    In a recent interview with Tom Friedman (worth listening to in full) President Obama held forth for almost an hour on various foreign policy topics. Below I highlight a couple fascinating exchanges that I believe help illustrate some of Obama’s shortcomings as a foreign policy leader. The first relates to Russia. Friedman, to his credit, prefaces the Russia discussion energetically making the case that post-Cold War NATO expansion was a terrible blunder (“we traded Russia for the Czech Navy", Friedman quips). Obama sits somewhat stoically through Friedman’s brief anti-NATO expansion…
  • The Peace Process Ends: Not With a Bang, But a Whimper

    7 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    I read Barak Ravid’s excellent “peace process” post-mortem with a sense of deep dismay. In fairness, however, one might first note a modest cause for optimism and a preliminary caveat. Optimism, you say? Well, as far as it goes, there is at least a "Framework Document" now on the shelf (or in a Foggy Bottom safe). Perhaps, although I’m dubious, it won't just gather dust for years and effectively be relegated to the dust-bin. As for the caveat, Ravid's is but one journalist’s accounting, nor should one cheaply denigrate John Kerry, Martin Indyk and their respective staff's sweat…
  • The Horror: Iraq Class of '03 Mounts Rerun

    22 Jun 2014 | 3:46 am
    In an orgy of public preening, the Iraq ‘Class of '03’ flooded print and television media post Mosul’s capture by ISIS forces in Iraq last week. If one had hoped for the merest dose of humility given the calamitous missteps this hearty band of adventurers had presided over, manifold disappointment was instead in the offing. Here was Jerry Bremer--he of the Timberland boots dutifully donned for the neo-colonial rigors (and whose De-Ba’athification campaign was a signal contributing factor to the disaster that is today’s Iraq)--breezily stating: “I’m not in favor of sending combat…
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    amnestyusa.org

  • Medical expert: Repeated floggings of Saudi Arabian blogger may cause long-term damage

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Further floggings of Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi could cause debilitating long-term physical and mental damage, a medical expert from the charity Freedom from Torture has warned in a report commissioned by Amnesty International.  January 28, 2015 International  Further floggings of Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi could cause debilitating long-term physical and mental damage, a medical expert from the charity Freedom from Torture has warned in a report commissioned by Amnesty International.  read more
  • Nigerian authorities were warned of Boko Haram attacks on Baga and Monguno

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    New evidence shows that the Nigerian military were repeatedly warned of impending Boko Haram attacks on Baga and Monguno which claimed hundreds of lives, and failed to take adequate action to protect civilians. January 28, 2015 © PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images International New evidence shows that the Nigerian military were repeatedly warned of impending Boko Haram attacks on Baga and Monguno which claimed hundreds of lives, and failed to take adequate action to protect civilians, said Amnesty International. Related Items Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri: hundreds of thousands of civilians…
  • Attorney Statement: Supreme Court Denies Stay Of Man With Lifelong Intellectual Disability

    Sara DuBois
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:56 pm
    The United States Supreme Court has denied a stay of execution for Warren Hill, a man with well-documented lifelong intellectual disability. January 27, 2015 AIUSA BREAKING via Georgia Resource Center:   Related Items Georgia Set To Execute Intellectually Disabled Man Abolish the Death Penalty read more
  • Libya: Targeted sanctions and accountability crucial to ending spiralling war crimes in Benghazi

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Targeted UN sanctions and accountability are urgently needed to end rampant abductions, torture, summary killings and other abuses by rival forces in Libya. January 27, 2015 International Targeted UN sanctions and accountability, including through the International Criminal Court (ICC), are urgently needed to end rampant abductions, torture, summary killings and other abuses by rival forces in Libya, some of which amount to war crimes, according to a new briefing published by Amnesty International today.   read more
  • Oman: Health of activist on hunger strike deteriorating severely

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    The health of a prisoner of conscience on hunger strike in Oman has deteriorated seriously, Amnesty International warned ahead of his imminent transfer to the capital Muscat for a court hearing. January 26, 2015 International The health of a prisoner of conscience on hunger strike in Oman has deteriorated seriously, Amnesty International warned ahead of his imminent transfer to the capital Muscat for a court hearing.Saeed Jaddad, a human rights activist jailed for his peaceful activism, was hospitalized on 23 January in the city of Salalah, two days after beginning a hunger strike following…
 
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    Fast Company

  • Amazon's Enterprise Email Service WorkMail Goes After Microsoft

    Tyler Hayes
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Amazon has a new enterprise email service called WorkMail.Despite a growing list of failed products from Amazon recently—the Fire phone and in-house diapers, notably—one thing it does better than nearly any other company is cloud services. That's why its newly announced enterprise email service, WorkMail, should be considered a serious threat to Microsoft and its Exchange email service.Read Full Story
  • Facebook's Fourth Quarter Results Are All About Mobile

    Neal Ungerleider
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Once criticized for its lack of mobile chops, Facebook has transformed into one of the biggest players in mobile ads and app ecosystems.On today's Facebook earnings call, one theme is clear: it's all about mobile.Read Full Story
  • See The World's Largest Animated GIF

    Luke Dormehl
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Street art for the GIF generation.The space where creativity meets technology is Fast Company's sweet spot—so you can imagine how excited we were when we first saw these images by INSA, a "GIF-iti" artist who is updating street art for the meme generation.Read Full Story
  • Watch As Babies Ride Through Tunnels--And Become Cute, Confused, And Hilarious

    KC Ifeanyi
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:57 pm
    The horror...the adorable horror.Chance are you don't remember what it was like going through tunnels as a wee baby. But judging from this video, we're guessing the experience landed somewhere between "abject terror" and "hopeless confusion."Read Full Story
  • Can Magnets Make You Stop Dwelling On Depressing Thoughts?

    John Paul Titlow
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    A new study shows how magnet therapy can help rewire the depressed brain.Magnets. Precisely how they work remains a mystery of modern science, yet their usefulness only seems to expand as time goes on. Consider this: Magnets have been shown to alleviate depression and other mental ailments. A new study may have just shined some light on exactly how.Read Full Story
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    United Nations Radio

  • UN to probe violent protests in Mali

    Jocelyne Sambira
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Niger Battalion Camp in Ansongo, some 50 km South-East of Gao, Mali. UN Photo/Marco Dormino An investigation has been launched in northern Mali after violent protests near a UN base in the town of Gao led to the deaths of several people. The demonstrations were in reaction to an initiative that would establish a temporary security zone in Tabankort following heavy fighting in the area. Jocelyne Sambira has more. The crowds surrounding the Mission base threw stones and Molotov cocktails, wounding two UN police officers, the Spokesperson for MINUSMA, the UN Mission in Mali confirmed. Tear gas…
  • Promoting tolerance can help prevent similar Holocaust atrocities

    Derrick Mbatha
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Ambassador Denis Antoine The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust should be a call to action to promote tolerance and the value of human life. That's according to Ambassador Denis Antoine of Grenada a Vice President of the UN General Assembly who participated in an event to mark the day on Tuesday. The day is observed by the UN on 27 January, the day of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Over one million people, many of them Jews, perished in the camp run by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Derrick Mbatha sat down with…
  • UN welcomes release of Yemen Presidential aide

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Jamal Benomar, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Special Adviser on Yemen, UN Photo/Mark Garten The release of a presidential aide in Yemen on Wednesday has been welcomed by the UN senior envoy to the country. Ahmed Bin Mubarak, Director of the Office of the President, was held captive for nearly ten days by the Ansarallah opposition group. The President and the Prime Minister of the Middle Eastern country both resigned on 22 January amid a takeover of the capital by Houthi militants. Jocelyne Sambira reports. The Special Adviser Jamal Benomar welcomed the release of Ahmed Bin Mubarak , the…
  • Investigation underway on death of UN peacekeeper in Lebanon

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:10 pm
    United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) peacekeepers patrolling in armored personnel carriers in Southern Lebanon. UN Photo/Jorge Aramburu An investigation into the death of a UN peacekeeper killed in southern Lebanon is underway, according to the UN Interim Force in the country, UNIFIL. The peacekeeper of was from Spain died from injuries sustained following an exchange of fire north of the Blue Line, a buffer zone between Israel and Lebanon. The Israeli Defence Forces have informed UNIFIL that they also have incurred casualties as a result of fire from the Lebanese side. May…
  • Holocaust survivor recalls her ordeal

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Jona Laks, Holocaust survivor. (video capture) The atrocities committed by the Nazis during the Second World War were revisited on Tuesday as the UN observed the International Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust. The day marks the liberation of the notorious Auschwitz-Berkenau concentration and extermination camp on 27th January. The now notorious acts committed at the camp included sending people, many of them Jews, to gas chambers and doing experiments on living human beings. Derrick Mbatha sat down with one of the survivors of the Holocaust, Jona Laks who recalled her…
 
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    FORA.tv - Program Feed

  • The Curious Life of a Mars Rover

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:33 pm
    The Curious Life of a Mars Rover Having helped design the Mars rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity, NASA engineer Kobie Boykins reveals what these robots are telling us about the existence of life on the red planet. Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/10/28/The_Curious_Life_of_a_Mars_Rover
  • Your Brain on Drugs: Novel Clinical Implications

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Your Brain on Drugs: Novel Clinical Implications Get an introduction to the latest scientific findings on addiction’s effect on the brain in an incisive talk by UC Berkeley professor, Mark D’Esposito. Understand how certain circuits in the brain that normally guide goal-directed behavior are malfunctioning in the throes of addiction. Dr. Esposito also explains novel cognitive and pharmacological treatments in clinical settings. Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:30:00 -0800 Location: Berkeley, California, UC Berkeley Extension, UC Berkeley Extension Program and discussion:…
  • Roger Cohen

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Roger Cohen The award-winning New York Times columnist turns a compassionate yet discerning eye on his family's legacy in The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family, an intimate memoir of modern Jewish identity, following the diaspora of his own family to examine the impact of memory, displacement, and disquiet. Starting with his uncle's experience in WWII Italy, Cohen weaves together family stories, memories, diaries, and letters stretching back to the 19th century. We relive the anomie of European Jews before and after the Holocaust, following them from Lithuania to…
  • Jesse Ausubel: Nature is Rebounding

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Jesse Ausubel: Nature is Rebounding Jesse Ausubel is Director of the Program for the Human Environment at Rockefeller University in New York, co-founder of The Encyclopedia of Life, co-organizer of the first UN World Climate Conference in 01979, co-founder of The Barcode of Life, co-organizer of the Census of Marine Life, and former Vice President of Programs at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:00:00 -0800 Location: San Francisco, CA, SF Jazz Center, Long Now Foundation Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/01/13/Jesse_Ausubel_Nature_is_Rebounding
  • City Makers Live Attendee Poll

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    City Makers Live Attendee Poll Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:20:00 -0800 Location: Washington, DC, Newseum, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/01/20/live_attendee_poll
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    The Week

  • Jewish community leader arrested, interrogated at Auschwitz

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:38 pm
    The head of Rome's Jewish community found himself arrested Tuesday night at Auschwitz, the same concentration camp where his grandparents were murdered during the Holocaust. Riccardo Pacifici was at Auschwitz for the 70th anniversary of its liberation, and while filming a live segment with the Italian show Matrix found that the gates to the camp had been closed. Pacifici, Jewish community spokesman Fabio Perugia, Matrix host David Parenzo, and two technicians spent an hour in the freezing cold, shouting for help and trying to get the attention of guards on security cameras, Haaretz reports.
  • Woman killed during Sydney siege hit by police bullet ricochet

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:32 pm
    A woman taken hostage during the siege at the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney on Dec. 16 was killed by fragments from a police bullet or bullets, a coroner's representative said during an inquest into the event. Jeremy Gormly said that 38-year-old lawyer Katrina Dawson was struck by six fragments and one hit a major blood vessel, Reuters reports. "She lost consciousness quickly and died shortly afterwards," he said. Police stormed into the cafe after gunman Man Haron Monis shot the cafe's manager, 34-year-old Tori Johnson; Gormly said that a police marksman saw Monis execute Johnson and then…
  • New ISIS audio gives Jordan until sunset Thursday for prisoner swap

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    In a new audio message posted Wednesday, a person purported to be ISIS hostage and Japanese journalist Kenji Goto says that if Jordan does not bring a failed suicide bomber to the Turkish border by sunset Thursday, a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the group will be executed. ISIS had previously said it would kill Goto and the pilot, Mu'ath al-Kasaesbeh, unless Jordan releases Sajida al-Rishawi, a woman who was put in prison for her involvement in a 2005 botched suicide attack that targeted a hotel in Amman, NBC News reports. The latest message only mentions al-Kasaesbeh's fate, and not…
  • Friendship Nine cleared 54 years after anti-segregation sit-in

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:37 pm
    On Jan. 31, 1961, nine African-American men protesting segregation held a sit-in at a Rock Hill, South Carolina, dining counter, and were dragged out and arrested. On Wednesday, almost 54 years later to the date, their misdemeanor trespassing charges have been vacated and local authorities are offering up heartfelt apologies. Court drops charges against the "Friendship Nine" for 1961 sit-in at whites only restaurant http://t.co/z1Eo0AORoB pic.twitter.com/0hwt8A3oHX — Global Grind News (@GlobalGrindNews) January 28, 2015 "We cannot rewrite history, but we can right history," Judge John C.
  • Study: Beauty products may cause early menopause

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:36 pm
    A woman's use of products like fragrance, cosmetics, and hairspray could mean she hits menopause years sooner than she would have naturally, according to a new study in the journal PLOS ONE. The study, which TIME calls one of the most comprehensive studies of factors that disrupt menopause, looked at 31,575 women between 1999 and 2008. The Washington University in St. Louis researchers found on average, the women with the highest levels of designated chemicals experienced menopause 1.9 to 3.8 years earlier than the other women studied. Certain chemicals are thought to disrupt reproductive…
 
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    More Intelligent Life

  • PUTTING THE INTERNET ON STAGE

    Isabel Lloyd
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    Short Read: making theatre out of the digital world can be difficult. Isabel Lloyd picks one play, "The Nether", that pulls it off From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 Tim Price’s recent premiere at the Royal Court in London, “Teh Internet is a Serious Business”, may have been an irritating misfire but, spelling aside, the title at least was spot-on. Any playwright who knows their apps from their elbow wants and needs to engage with the digital world. The best (Caryl Churchill in “Love and Information”, Enda Walsh in “Chatroom”) have already proved that the way…
  • DEVOTED TO CHICKPEAS

    Anonymous
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    Lipsmacking: Abu Hassan serves only one dishhummus. Samantha Weinberg joins the queue in Tel Aviv From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 To the south of the modern city of Tel Aviv is the old Arab port of Jaffa. Among its steep and narrow roads is one of the culinary institutions of the Middle East, Abu Hassan. It’s not much to look at: a rather tatty corner building with a seven-table restaurant on one side and a take-away hatch on the other. And the menu is the opposite of expansive. For nearly 50 years Abu Hassan has served only one dish, with or without a topping of bean…
  • NATHAN MYHRVOLD, MYTH BUSTER

    Anonymous
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:31 am
    He was the physicist who went to Microsoft and made his fortune. These days he’s a tycoon, philanthropist, dino-hunter, bestselling author and barbecue champion, who has discovered the most scientific way to enjoy claret. Alex Renton profiles him From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 HEAD EAST FROM downtown Seattle, into the suburban technopolis that has grown up around Microsoft’s headquarters, and you will find the warehouses and towers of a company called Intellectual Ventures. A featureless block turns out to be the cave of a geek Aladdin. In the corridors are a…
  • SALSIFY YOUR TASTEBUDS

    Anonymous
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:32 am
    The Kitchen Dialogues: Christopher Hirst and Arnaud Schon make a tarte Tatin of root veg, served with a side of friendly dispute From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 “Shallot and salsify tarte Tatin came to me as a sort of brainwave,” explained Arnaud Schon, the French chef who cooks for The Economist. “Savoury tarte Tatin is one of my favourites, but these ingredients were something new. When I’m preparing a menu, I look at what’s in season and say, ‘What can I do with this?’ I was thinking of shallots—they work really well with thyme in this dish—but then…
  • GAZING AT A GORGOSAURUS

    Anonymous
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    The Music of Science: Oliver Morton pays a visit to a dinosaur that has been preserved for 72m yearsand sees life in death From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 What you see depends on where you stand. If you are standing staring into the steak-knife display of teeth at the business end of a gorgosaurus, then what you see is death. Your death, if this was 72m years ago; its, if you are looking now. Seeing what would otherwise evoke terror from a place of safety is fundamental to the feeling of the sublime, beauty’s more thoughtful and rewarding cousin. The awe we feel at the…
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    60 Minutes - Full Audio

  • 60 MINUTES: 1/25

    CBS Radio News
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    GOP leaders say they'll consider the president's proposal to triple child care tax credit. But free college? A minimum wage hike? Raise taxes on rich? No way. Scott Pelley has that story. Also, in his first national interview since a Cleveland cop gunned down a 12-year-old playing with a pellet gun, Police Chief Calvin Williams allows 60 Minutes inside his police force; Bill Whitaker reports. Finally, Lesley Stahl profiles the great Chinese tennis champion who stood up to her country's stringent sports system.
  • 60 MINUTES: 1/18

    CBS Radio News
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    FBI agents tell Steve Kroft about their 16-year search and eventual capture of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, once No. 1 on the Most Wanted list. Also, Lesley Stahl has the untold story of a young, American banker's 1975 return to Vietnam to save his stranded Vietnamese colleagues and their families. Finally, volcanoes are found all over the world and many could spew lava and mass destruction -- we just don't know when; Scott Pelley reports.
  • 60 MINUTES: 1/11

    CBS Radio News
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Despite problems, legal recreational pot "can work" says Colorado governor who once opposed it; Bill Whitaker reports. Also, a new book reports that the controversial Affordable Care Act will eventually become unaffordable because it doesn't fix the biggest problem of all, the high cost of health care; Lesley Stahl has that story. Finally, a former Hells Angels biker finds his life's purpose: helping gravely wounded veterans climb the world's Seven Summits; Lara Logan reports.
  • 60 MINUTES: 1/4

    CBS Radio News
    4 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Deadline for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan may need to be "re-examined," says Ashraf Ghani in his first interview for U.S. television as president. Lara Logan reports. Also, Lesley Stahl reports on a new show in Harlem with a cast of singers ages 55 and up.
  • 60 MINUTES: 12/28

    CBS Radio News
    2 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    The pope's closest friends, including a rabbi he's known for years in his native Argentina, describe a pontiff who is surprising the world by spurning tradition to bring humility and humanity to the papacy. Scott Pelley reports. No one is allowed to borrow a book from the Vatican Library - except the pope. And no wonder: the archive holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man. Morley Safer and 60 MINUTES cameras get to see the best of the best.
 
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    Face the Nation on the Radio

  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 1/25

    CBS Radio News
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week on Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer is joined by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on the collapse of Yemen's government and the controversy over Speaker John Boehner's invitation to Israeli prime minister Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress. Schieffer also speaks with Senator Dianne Feinstein on how the U.S. should approach tensions in the Middle East.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 1/18

    CBS Radio News
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week host Bob Schieffer is joined by Dan Pfeiffer, senior adviser to President Obama, who previews the upcoming State of the Union address, along with Florida Senator Marco Rubio and CBS News Senior Security Contributor Michael Morell who discuss the U.S. combating homegrown terrorism.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 1/11

    CBS Radio News
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    This week host Bob Schieffer is joined by Representative Michael McCaul, CIA Deputy Director and CBS news Senior Security Contributor Michael Morell --who was formerly the number two in charge at the CIA -- and CBS News Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr to analyze the Paris terror attack.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 1/4

    CBS Radio News
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week host Bob Schieffer is joined by Dan Balz of The Washington Post, David Ignatius of The Washington Post, and Susan Page of USA Today to discuss Race in America and the upcoming 114th Congress. Also this week, an update on efforts to fight Ebola in West Africa.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 12/28

    CBS Radio News
    28 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Today on Face the Nation, Major Garrett speaks to Debora Patta on the search for AirAsia Flight 8501, New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton admonishes officers who turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio, while former Mayor Rudy Giuliani calls on de Blasio to apologize to the NYPD.
 
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    KSMU Radio

  • AG Nominee Lynch Says She Differs From Obama On Marijuana

    Bill Chappell
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:47 pm
    During her first day of confirmation hearings for attorney general, nominee Loretta Lynch gave answers that seemed in line with President Obama. But then she was asked about marijuana, and whether she supports legalizing it."Senator, I do not," Lynch told Sen.
  • Diehl Bans Missouri House Committees From Meeting In Restaurants, Country Clubs

    Marshall Griffin
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:42 pm
  • Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

    Maria Godoy
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:28 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRGiGbX9lIo
  • Charles Townes, Laser Inventor, Black Hole Discoverer, Dies At 99

    Geoff Brumfiel
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Charles Townes, a physicist who won the Nobel Prize for his part in the invention of the laser died Tuesday at 99.Townes is best remembered for thinking up the basic principles of the laser while sitting on a park bench. Later in life he helped advise the U.S. government and helped uncover the secrets of our Milky Way galaxy.Through it all, he maintained a deep religious faith.
  • 'Maker Space' Allows Kids To Innovate, Learn In The Hospital

    editor
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:20 pm
    All around the country, computer hackers, artists and other do-it-yourselfers are meeting up in "maker spaces," to share tools and build cool stuff together, such as robots or musical instruments. Maker spaces are popping up in all sorts of places: school auditoriums, libraries, under tents at community festivals, and now, even at the hospital.At Vanderbilt University's Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., the maker space comes in the form of a large metal cart, carrying materials and tools young patients can use to create objects.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Inspiring Change Through Design – The ABURY Design Experience

    Andrea Kolb
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Harper’s Bazaar Germany is presenting this unique open call to international fashion students and emerging designers to preserve world crafts and culture.read more
  • Virgin StartUps: Help For Small Businesses

    Coral Turner
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Having attended a Virgin Startup event, I say to fellow entrepreneurs ‘get involved’: it’s the best thing that you can do for you and your business.The line-up of female speakers taking time out of their busy schedules to share the ups, downs, and ultimate triumphs was more than just a rally call for female entrepreneurs to take their seed ideas, plant them, nourish them and watch them grow!read more
  • EntrepreneurCountry Global Forum – The Art of War – Sun Tzu

    Lucy Catten
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:12 am
    3 February 2015 - 8:30am6:00pm Royal Institution of Great Britain, London Special Ticket Offer! On 3 February 2015, citizens of EntrepreneurCountry Global will come to the Royal Institution of Great Britain to share their stories of building their firms, engaging with David/ Goliath (depending on which one you are), overcoming near death experiences and getting to the breakthrough moments, and to get an update on the building of EntrepreneurCountry Global – that country founded to be the place where the future’s operating model for society and business already…
  • Tipping Points In Chocolate

    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Bartl is a third generation social entrepreneur who works to evolve standards to influence food sovereignity and agroecology. She is the mother of BLYSSchocolate.com, which harvests cacao beans for foodies who expect more from chocolate. Here, she shares her predicted chocolate trends for the coming year. read more
  • 7 Strategies for Hiring a Superstar Retail Sales Crew

    Guest Author
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    Francois Bondiguel, an online marketing expert, talks to The Next Women about building the best possible team for your business.read more
 
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    PCWorld

  • Congo restores Internet to banks, gov't agencies but public block remains

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Internet service has been restored to government agencies and banks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but otherwise a government shutdown of email, social media and mobile phone services, ordered on Jan. 19, remains in effect.The DRC government moved to block communications in an attempt to quell public protests and clashes that left more than 45 people dead and over 1,000 injured.As in other countries in Africa including Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi, the government claims the Internet and mobile phone communications are putting the security of the public at risk. The Web is increasingly…
  • Boosted by iPhone 6 sales, Apple ties with Samsung for top smartphone rank

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:45 pm
    The iPhone 6 has sold so well that Apple tied with Samsung for the top position in the smartphone market in the fourth quarter, closing the gap with its South Korean competitor.Both Apple and Samsung shipped 74.5 million smartphones during the period, each claiming close to 20 percent share of the market, research firm Strategy Analytics said Wednesday.It’s a big change from a year ago, when Apple’s iPhone 5s only helped the company gain a 17.6 percent share of the market, as opposed to Samsung’s near 30 percent share.The data from Strategy Analytics comes a few days after Apple…
  • Silk Road dealer found a hungry market for mail order drugs

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:40 pm
    A former drug dealer has testified in court that he sold as much as US$70,000 worth of heroin each month through the Silk Road online market, which he saw as a safe, easy place to do business.The testimony of the dealer, Michael Duch, should help federal prosecutors show that the Silk Road was a major hub for selling illegal drugs online. That’s a key element in their case against Ross Ulbricht, who’s on trial at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan for narcotics and criminal enterprise charges.According to prosecutors, Silk Road facilitated the exchange of $1.2 billion in illegal goods,…
  • How Facebook is using autoplaying videos and ad tech to make billions

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Scrolling slowly through News Feed, you’ll see a slew of videos. Some are from your friends. Others are ads from brands you like. All of them play automatically. Facebook now sees 3 billion video views a day, a fun fact that could have a huge effect on the network’s bottom line. More than 50 percent of American Facebook users who visit the network daily watch one video per day, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said in the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call on Wednesday. (It counts as a view if you watch a clip for three seconds or more.) And as Facebook decreases the number of ads it…
  • New Chrome extension spots unencrypted tracking

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:10 pm
    A new Chrome extension highlights tools embedded in websites that could pose privacy risks by sending data unencrypted over the Internet.It’s hard to find a major website that doesn’t use a variety of third-party tracking tools for online advertising, social media and analytics. But if the trackers send data unencrypted, it is possible for those who have network-level access—such as an ISP or government—to spy on the data and use it for their own tracking.It’s partly the fault of websites that have not yet enabled HTTPS, which encrypts data sent between a computer and server, as…
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    theGrio

  • QVC host apologizes for ‘hair’ comments, says she wasn’t referring to black female model

    theGrio
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    It was supposed to be just another QVC segment on Dooney and Bourke products. But when host Sandra Bennett seemed to make light of a black woman’s natural hair who was modeling at the time, things went south real quick. Bennett says it was all one big misunderstanding. During the segment, the camera pans to a black woman named “Michelle” modeling a Dooney and Bourke purse. Then Bennett says “You might look back and think, ‘Why’d I wear my hair like that?’ but you’ll still like your purse.” Her co-host for the segment then replies:…
  • Man accidentally shoots himself during armed robbery

    theGrio
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    A California man accidentally shot himself after during the third stop of his robbery spree. Twenty-one-year-old Donnello Knowles was robbing a Stockton gas station when he accidentally shot himself in the leg with the shotgun he was using to threaten his victims, reports KCRA. Knowles ran across the street from the gas station after robbing it to a friend’s apartment, looking for help. The friend called police, who recognized Knowles from his description in the robbery of a local nail salon, a Subway, and a Valero gas station. When officers from the Stockton Police…
  • Father, son allegedly attack high school basketball coach over lack of playing time

    theGrio
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    Demetrius Franklin just took the whole “my kid should play more” thing to the next level. Franklin’s son, Daeyn, plays for Doss High School’s basketball team in Louisville, Kentucky. Saturday night, both father and son allegedly attacked Doss’ basketball coach Tony Williams following a game. According to police reports obtained by WDRB-TV, Franklin and his son hit Williams multiple times. Both were arrested. Demetrius was reportedly upset about his son’s lack of playing time. Williams reportedly told police he smelled “alcohol” on the elder…
  • J.Cole turns childhood home into rent-free housing for single mothers

    Blue Telusma
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    J. Cole is giving back to his community in a very personal way. The North Carolina MC stopped by “The Combat Jack Show” for an in-depth interview this week. During the two-hour conversation, he revealed plans to house single mothers rent-free in his childhood home. “My goal is to have that be a haven for families,” he said during the podcast. “Every two years, a new family will come in; they live rent-free.” Cole, whose full name is Jermaine Lamarr Cole, said he understands what it’s like to live in poverty with his brother and mother. He originally lived on a military…
  • Man shoots teen for hitting his car with snowballs

    theGrio
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    A Pennsylvania man was arrested Saturday after allegedly firing a gun at a group of children who threw a snowball at his vehicle. The New York Daily News reports Jerquan Dickson, 22, chased and shot at a group of kids who were throwing snowballs at his car, hitting one of them. Dickson allegedly got out of his car after the snowballs hit and shot into the air and then at the snow where the kids were. A 15-year-old was hit in the arm and leg. He was taken to a nearby hospital with nonfatal wounds. Dickson was later arrested for felony aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. He was…
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Stolen Vehicle

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

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Colorado K-12 Funding PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 KEYWORDS: k-12, funding, mandate, amendment, 23, tabor, rebate, colorado, budget Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Standardized Tests

    14 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Standardized Tests PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 KEYWORDS: standardized, tests, commom, core, new, economy, disruption, innovation, public, schools, colorado Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Charlie Hebdo

    9 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Charlie Hebdo PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 KEYWORDS: charlie, hebdo, cartoonist, massacre, shooting, paris, jihad, islamic, terror, satire, islam Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Infrastructure

    7 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Infrastructure PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 KEYWORDS: infrastructure, highway, trust, fund, gas, tax, oil, price, democrat, republican, colorado Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
 
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    Wildfire Today

  • HID West prescribed fire in Everglades

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:26 am
    Photo by Aerin Land, NPS Everglades National Park Fire Management personnel conducted the HID West prescribed fire on January 23. The objectives were to consume dead and decaying vegetation, to release nutrients that promote new growth, and improve habitat. Photo by Cory Dutton, NPS Photo by Aerin Land, NPS
  • Norbeck prescribed fire — three months later

    Bill Gabbert
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:26 pm
    With the temperature approaching 70 degrees Tuesday afternoon I could not resist the urge to blow some cobwebs off my motorcycle. I cruised into Wind Cave National Park and took some photos with portions of the Norbeck Prescribed Fire in the background. The first and third photos were taken last fall on October 20 and 21, while the second and fourth were shot today, January 27, 2015. The first and second, and the third and fourth photos show approximately the same areas. Norbeck Prescribed Fire, October 21, 2014, across the highway from the lookout tower in Wind Cave National Park. This…
  • Six alarm vegetation fire causes evacuations south of San Francisco

    Bill Gabbert
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    An early morning vegetation fire forced the evacuation of 80 homes and condos in the Pacifica area south of San Francisco Monday morning. It was reported at about 3:35 a.m. near Fassler Avenue at Highway 1 and was contained around 8 a.m., after which the evacuation was lifted. Pushed by a 15 mph wind, the fire burned about five acres in a heavily wooded area.
  • The role of vapor pressure deficit in wildland fire

    Bill Gabbert
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:26 am
    “Fire science is not rocket science—it’s way more complicated.” Research ecologist Matt Dickinson of the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station. A paper has been written recently that sheds light on the role of vapor pressure deficit (VPD) in wildland fire behavior and forest mortality in the Southwest. Most firefighters have not spent much time studying VPD. Typically they are taught that temperature, relative humidity, and wind are important weather variables to monitor, and sometimes dew point comes into the discussion. But this research indicates that VPD is a very…
  • On PBS: “The Big Burn” — the fires of 1910

    Bill Gabbert
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:02 pm
    The PBS television network is scheduled to air a program on February 3 about the fires of 1910 that changed wildland fire management for the next 100 years. The program is part of the American Experience series, and this episode is named “The Fire That Changed Everything — The Big Burn”. It is based on Timothy Egan’s best-selling book, “The Big Burn”. When we first reported on this program there was much confusion about when it would air, with most of  the erroneous information coming from the PBS website. So, we can’t be certain it will air as advertised. However, this…
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Putin's Way

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

    5 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates the politics and the power of the NRA.
  • Stickup Kid

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

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

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the secret history of Firestone in Liberia.
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock Offers Acid Reflux Screening

    Katherine Voss
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Test offers improved diagnosis and treatment of reflux disease Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock, a hospital within Baylor Scott & White Health, is offering a diagnostic test to detect acid reflux in the throat. The near epidemic increase in the U.S. incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD) has […] The post Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock Offers Acid Reflux Screening appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Making Difference for Cancer Patients

    Deontrea Jones
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    The Autologous Stem Cell Transplant program at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple, which has transplanted stem cells in 118 patients, has received an internationally recognized accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The program is the only one with this accreditation between […] The post Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Making Difference for Cancer Patients appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White Memorial Hospital recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review

    Deontrea Jones
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    Named one of 100 Hospitals with Great Women’s Health Programs Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, was honored this past December in the 2014 edition of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 hospitals with great women’s health programs. According to Becker’s, hospitals who made the list offered outstanding health […] The post Scott & White Memorial Hospital recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple welcomes its first birth of 2015

    Deontrea Jones
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, has announced its New Year’s baby yesterday morning at 2:15 a.m. on January 1, 2015. A baby girl was the first arrival for the hospital as the bundle of joy weighed in at 6 pounds, 10.3 ounces and measured 18 […] The post Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple welcomes its first birth of 2015 appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
 
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • We’re hiring interns

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

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

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

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

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

  • Matebat acquires Arcomet France

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:10 am
    by Will North French tower crane hirer Matebat has acquired Arcomet France, the French subsidiary of the Belgian-based international tower crane hire firm.
  • Sennebogen and Manitowoc team up in Americas

    22 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    by Daniel Searle Sennebogen and Manitowoc have agreed a partnership through which the German crane company will produce a series of telecrawlers to be sold by Manitowoc under its Grove brand in North and South America.
  • Terex crane does the trick for bridge

    19 Jan 2015 | 10:49 pm
    by Daniel Searle German crane service provider Blüggel has used a Terex Explorer 5600 all terrain crane to move a footbridge across the river Ruhr.
  • Crawler crane suits bridge project

    19 Jan 2015 | 10:42 pm
    by Daniel Searle Wagenborg Nedlift has used a 750t Liebherr LR1750 crawler crane to lift a 340t railway bridge in Bochum, Germany.
  • Palfinger Marine acquires winch manufacturer

    19 Jan 2015 | 10:39 pm
    by Daniel Searle The marine division of crane manufacturer Palfinger has taken over Norwegian Deck Machinery AS, a producer of specialist winches for the marine and offshore industy.
 
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    IndiaVision News and Information

  • Pakistan an irreplaceable, all-weather friend: China

    Gautam
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:55 am
    BEIJING: China said on Monday that Pakistan was its irreplaceable and all-weather friend and both the countries were part of the community of shared destiny. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif, who is on an official visit to China, on Monday appreciated Beijing’s support and said greater international focus and coordination needed to logically conclude fight against terrorism. The world must understand evolving environment, he said during important meetings with senior Chinese leaders, including State Leader Chairman Peoples Conference, Yu Zhengsheng in Beijing. Yu Zhengsheng in…
  • Ten killed in Greek fighter plane crash in Spain

    Gautam
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:54 am
    Ten people were killed and 19 injured when a Greek fighter plane crashed during NATO training in Spain on Monday, the defence ministry said. The F-16 crashed at about 3:20 pm (1420 GMT) shortly after taking off at a training centre in Albacete, 260 km (160 miles) southeast of the capital Madrid. France’s defence ministry said that one Frenchman was killed and five seriously injured. “The plane, part of the Tactical Leadership Programme of NATO was carrying out a (training) exercise when during take-off the plane lost power, crashing into the parking area for planes, crashing into…
  • Hrithik Roshan in Bhuj to shoot for ‘Mohenjo Daro’

    Gautam
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:49 am
    Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan arrived in Bhuj, Gujarat to begin shooting for his much-anticipated ‘Mohenjo Daro’. Hrithik Roshan, who was last seen in 2014’s superhit ‘Bang Bang’, will shoot for the Ashutosh Gowariker directed movie from today onwards. ‘Mohenjo Daro’, an epic adventure love story, will mark the Bollywood debut of actress Pooja Hegde. This is Hrithik Roshan’s second movie with Ashutosh Gowariker after the hit ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ where he played the role of Akbar. Mohenjo Daro will release in 2016.Hrithik Roshan in Bhuj to shoot for ‘Mohenjo Daro’
  • Pakistan cricketer suffers from ghost attack in New Zealand hotel

    Gautam
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    Karachi: Pakistan’s promising young allrounder Haris Sohail complained of supernatural presence in his hotel room in New Zealand, forcing the management to shift him to another room. According to media reports, Sohail woke up in the night scared, insisting there was a supernatural presence in his room. The youngster insisted on shifting to another room and by that time had developed high fever after which the team authorities pressed the hotel management to change his room immediately. Perhaps this is the first time a Pakistani cricketer has faced a problem of this kind on tour as…
  • Australian Open: Tomas Berdych shocks Rafael Nadal in quarter-final; ends 17-match hoodoo against Spaniard

    Gautam
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:35 am
    ‘Clay King’ Rafael Nadal suffered a straight-sets quarterfinal loss against Czech tennis ace Tomas Berdych, who ended a 17-match losing streak against the Spaniard to reach the Australian Open semifinals. Seventh seed Berdych thrashed Nadal 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) and would next face Andy Murray or Nick Kyrgios in the last four. An 18th successive defeat for Berdych would have helped Nadal set a new record for men’s tennis. Berdych, who began working with Murray’s former coach Dani Vallverdu at the end of 2014, said that it feels ‘great’, adding that the…
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • Roberts: Patterson misguided on Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival

    media
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Ranford Patterson HEAD OF THE BCC By Bradley B. Roberts Many were shocked at the media comments attributed to the President of the Bahamas Christian Council on the eve of the inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo. With all due respect, we are obliged to ask whether President Dr. Ranford Patterson has ever attended the Boxing Day and New Years Day Junkanoo parades that have been held for well over one century in our fair Bahamas? Is President Patterson suggesting that other similar cultural festivals celebrated in many countries in this region and around the world for literally centuries are the cause…
  • Bahamas Prime Minister Remarks at 3rd Summit of CELAC

    media
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Perry Christie COSTA RICA – Remarks by the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Chairman of Caricom at the Opening Ceremony of the CELAC Summit om San Jose on 28th January 2015: Colleague Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1.  It is an honour to join you once again, as part of the Quartet of the Community of Latin American And Caribbean States (CELAC), representing the CARICOM sub-region. I thank you Mr. President for your kind welcome and the excellent arrangements which you have made for us. Indeed I am personally…
  • Prime Minister Christie arrives in Costa Rica for CELAC

    media
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:08 pm
    COSTA RICA – The Third Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) got underway, Wednesday, January 28, in Costa Rica.  The meeting opened with an address by Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie. The Prime Minister is pictured second right at the Diplomatic Lounge on arrival in Costa Rica Tuesday night.  Also shown, from left: Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell; Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar; and Bahamas Minister of Financial Services the Hon. Hope…
  • VAT and Your Business: Making VAT Payments

    media
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:55 pm
    As your business settles into new operations and accounting activities with the onset of VAT, you should also prepare for your first electronic return and VAT payment. Your VAT return and payment must be received within 28 days after the end of a VAT period. * For monthly filers, the deadline for the first filing and payment due date is Monday, March 2, 2015 (February 28, 2015 falls on a weekend). * – For quarterly filers, the first filing date is April 28, 2015 although payments can be made on a monthly basis in advance. * Late payments would be subject to penalties. All VAT…
  • Critical Care Unit Signals the Largest Financial Investment in Public Health

    media
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:33 am
    Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie speaking to guests at the Commissioning Ceremony of the new Critical Care Block of the Princess Margaret Hospital, January 22, 2015. By Betty Vedrine Bahamas Information Services Nassau, Bahamas – The newly constructed 66,000-square foot Critical Care block has finally been constructed. Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, was in attendance for the official opening ceremony, which was held on Thursday, January 22. Mr. Christie said that it was a significant investment for the country. “This facility represents an investment of over…
 
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • New jobs, more refugees – parties begin announcing election promises

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    Finland’s major parties began launching their manifestos on Wednesday, with less than three months before the country goes to the polls on April 19th.The leader of the opposition Centre Party, Juha Sipilä, vowed to create 200,000 new jobs in the next decade, and pledged two-percent annual growth and an end to debt. Sipilä, who is currently leading in the polls, set out his party’s vision of making the country a leader in the bio-economy.Meanwhile the Defence Minister, Carl Haglund, used the launch of his Swedish People’s Party’s election manifesto on Wednesday to accuse the Social…
  • Feeling of ‘not being enough’ haunts Finland’s overworked nurses

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    Finland’s nursing professionals are increasingly dissatisfied with their working conditions. A recent nursing union survey of 2,500 nurses largely working in the public sector indicates that younger nurses in particular are so disappointed they are looking to pursue a new profession.Nurses working in the eastern Finland city of Savonlinna are not surprised by the survey results. Pilvi Räsänen has already made a career change. As soon as she finishes her degree, she will trade in her nursing shift work for a regular day job as a school teacher.“Many thirty-somethings switch to a day job…
  • DocPoint 2015: films on home and our neighbour

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:18 am
    The 14th DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival opened on Tuesday night with Men of Talvivaara Mine by director Markku Heikkinen. Showing the toll taken on workers of the beleaguered northern Finnish mine as its operations crumble due to environmental disasters, the film balances aesthetic mine scenes with the human stories of its employees. The old Savoy Theatre on Helsinki's Esplanade hosted the opening, and features as one of the many screening venues in the capital. The Savoy was originally built as a cinema in the late 1930s, but has not been used for this purpose for years. There…
  • Police seize 10,000 ecstasy pills in international drugs-gang crackdown

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:59 am
    An operation led by police in Helsinki has led to the arrest of 30 people accused of smuggling drugs into the country from Holland.Police say their investigation has uncovered a large trafficking ring, thought to involve around 50 people, and believed to have imported 45,000 ecstasy tablets into Finland over the last two years. The announcement comes just days after a court in Espoo began hearing the case of Finland's largest ever drug-smuggling operation, in which 20 defendants are on trial for trafficking large amounts of amphetamines and ecstasy into Finland from the…
  • Radio retains popularity in Finland

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Some 3.7 million people – or more than two thirds of Finland’s population – listen to the radio every day.The average listener stays tuned in for just over three hours a day, according to figures released by Finnpanel on Wednesday. That figure has remained nearly the same for several years. Radio listenership also stays virtually unchanged throughout the year. Younger listeners favour commercial channels, with Radio Suomipop the number-one station among those aged 25-44. The most popular among older listeners is Yle Radio Suomi. Loop takes a leapThe strongest new arrival is Loop, owned…
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • Seneca, philosopher-fixer

    thuudung
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Seneca, ancient hypocrite without peer, never let philosophical commitments interfere with his devotion to conspicuous consumption… more
  • Life of Eugene O’Neill

    thuudung
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Eugene O’Neill embraced torment as a pathway to inspiration. He gave pain a voice, at the cost of personal mayhem and catastrophe… more
  • Language police and liberalism

    thuudung
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Why won’t Mount Holyoke College stage a performance of The Vagina Monologues? Because the play excludes women without vaginas. Political correctness is back… more
  • Can art still shock?

    thuudung
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Shock is no longer chic. We’re right to be weary, but we’ve become too weary. Is offensive art still possible?… more
  • Curvology

    thuudung
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:58 pm
    “This is a book about the female body and why it has turned out to be the strangest thing in existence.” Strange? To whom?… more
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    Samuel Scott

  • How to Approach Owned and Earned Media

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

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

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

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

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

  • Shell Signs $11 Billion Deal to Build Petrochemicals Plant in Iraq

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:15 pm
    (REUTERS)—Royal Dutch Shell signed a deal with Iraq on Wednesday worth $11 billion to build a petrochemicals plant in the southern oil hub of Basra, boosting the country's aim to become a major regional energy player and diversify its income.Industry Minister Nasser al-Esawi told a news conference... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Obama Backs Campaign to Defeat Netanyahu in Israeli Elections

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:11 pm
    (PJ MEDIA)—Caroline Glick picked up on one article the Israeli left-wing paper Ha'aretz didn't bother translating into English that details Obama's involvement in the upcoming Israeli elections. A summary of the article is provided by IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis):Haaretz reporter... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • America's 10 Most Bible-Minded Cities

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:38 am
    (CHRISTIAN POST)—America's 10 most Bible-minded cities are all still located in the "Bible Belt" of the South and Birmingham, Alabama sits at the top of that pack. The state of Alabama also became the state with the most Bible-minded cities in 2015, according to a Barna survey commissioned by the... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • The Coming Kingdom (Part 27)

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:43 am
    Dr. Andy Woods Sugar Land Bible Church We began scrutinizing New Testament texts that "kingdom now" theologians employ in their attempt to argue that the kingdom is a present reality. The purpose of this examination is to show that none of these passages, when rightly understood, teach a present,... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Bill Gates Pushes Cashless Society

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:08 am
    (Infowars) Bill Gates is now promoting "digital currency" in third-world countries, which will make the poor even more dependent on central banks while also turning them into guinea pigs for the development of a "cashless society" in the U.S. and Europe.Gates outlined his plan for a cashless... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
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    Deadline

  • ‘Flesh & Blood’ Mystery Drama From Jenna Bans Gets ABC Pilot Order

    Nellie Andreeva
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:45 pm
    ABC has given the green light to Flesh and Blood, a drama from Grey's Anatomy and Scandal alumna Jenna Bans,Mandeville Prods. and ABC Studios. Written by Bans, the project follows the return of a politician's young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier, sending shockwaves throughout their tight knit community. But as the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his community, the neighbor sitting in jail for his murder is released and the…
  • ‘Limitless’ Drama, Dan O’Shannon & Tad Quill Comedies Get CBS Pilot Orders

    Nellie Andreeva
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:30 pm
    CBS has handed three more pilot orders to drama Limitless, a sequel to the 2011 Relativity feature starring Bradley Cooper, and comedies from veterans Dan O’Shannon and Tad Quill. All three come from sister studio CBS TV Studios. Written/executive produced by Craig Sweeny and executive produced by Cooper and Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, Limitless follows Brian Sinclair, the character played in the film by Cooper, as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT and…
  • ‘Jurassic World’, ‘Terminator: Genisys’ & ‘Tomorrowland’ Among Super Bowl Ad Spots

    Anthony D'Alessandro
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:49 pm
    The Super Bowl won’t just feature the reigning champion Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots on Sunday on NBC, it also will see dinosaur theme parks, a look at a world beyond time and space and some more Skynet in the form of big blockbuster ads coming from the major Hollywood studios, which will use TV’s most-watched event to sell their summer tentpoles. Among those planning ads: Walt Disney Pictures will take advantage by airing a 30-second spot for Tomorrowland…
  • Mehcad Brooks To Co-Star In ‘Supergirl’

    Nellie Andreeva
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness, True Blood) is set to co-star opposite Melissa Benoist in CBS’ pilot Supergirl. Based on the characters from DC Comics, the project — from Warner Bros. TV and studio-based Berlanti Prods. — centers on Kara Zor-El (Benoist), who is embracing her superhuman abilities. Brooks will play James Olsen, a photographer at CatCo, the media company where Kara (Benoist) works. He recently has been living and working in National City, though the…
  • Disney’s Mystery Movie ‘Tomorrowland’ Set For Super Bowl Ad

    Dominic Patten
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:34 pm
    EXCLUSIVE: Disney has been mum about its plans for the Super Bowl, but we’ve learned that the studio has bought a 30-second ad for its George Clooney starrer Tomorrowland to air during Sunday’s game on NBC.The sci-fi pic, the latest theme-park adaptation Disney is grooming to be a blockbuster, has a May 22 release date. Disney had plenty of summer tentpoles from its Marvel stable it could showcase during TV’s most-watched event, with The Avengers: Age Of Ultron set for a…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Fact Check: is tertiary education of private benefit?

    Tim Pitman, Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:21 pm
    Tertiary education is of both private and significant public benefit. AAP Image/Julian Smith I’ve always argued that tertiary education is a private benefit, I’m happy for taxpayer funding of primary and secondary education but tertiary education results in a higher salary. - Senator David Leyonhjelm, Liberal Democratic Party, RN Breakfast, 28 January, 2015. Senator Leyonhjelm’s statement reflects an oft-repeated argument that the benefits of tertiary education predominantly flow to individuals, but does not present the whole picture. The Senator has previously said, for example, that:…
  • Is it a Birdman? Is it a play? It's super meta-textuality!

    Colin Yeo, PHD Candidate, English and Cultural Studies at University of Western Australia
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Recognition is a super-human process that requires sacrifice .... and a bit of flying. Atsushi Nishijima/Twentieth Century FoxWhat do Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Simpsons, and Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s film Birdman have in common? All three utilise the concept of meta-theatre. The concept of meta-theatre, or meta-text, in its crudest definition, denotes an additional layer of meaning that is added onto a text. In the context of the stage, a performance-within-a-play is an example of a meta-text. William Shakespeare utilises meta-theatre in several of his plays, including The Tempest, King…
  • Can Newman still be Queensland premier if he loses his seat?

    Anne Twomey, Professor of Constitutional Law at University of Sydney
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Queensland Premier Campbell Newman is widely tipped to lose his seat in the January 31 election – yet there are ways he could still be premier. AAP/John PrykeIf the Liberal National Party wins the Queensland election on Saturday, but its leader, Campbell Newman, loses his seat of Ashgrove, can he remain premier? This may be the question vexing minds on Sunday morning. The answer is not as clear as it might have been, due to a failure to make proposed constitutional amendments in 2005. No change in premier until there is a vacancy John Howard was still prime minister even after losing his…
  • Sounding the Global Jukebox: we owe Alan Lomax a debt of thanks

    Catherine Grant, Joy Ingall Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Music at University of Newcastle
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:02 pm
    The real value of Lomax's work is only now becoming clear. Wikimedia CommonsIf Alan Lomax were still alive, he would turn 100 Saturday. His name might not be as familiar as some other giants of folk music in the 20th century (such as Pete Seeger). But if you listen to folk or world music, use internet music streaming services, or just enjoy music from cultural traditions other than your own, you might owe Lomax a small debt of thanks. A remarkable career For around seven decades, from the 1930s through the 1990s, Lomax devoted his activities as a folklorist, musicologist, writer, producer…
  • Explainer: wilderness, and why it matters

    Brendan Mackey, Director of the Griffith Climate Change Response Program at Griffith University
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:44 pm
    The potential rezoning of Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area for tourism development begs the question: just what is wilderness, and what is it good for? The Wilderness Society/AAPThe Tasmanian government this month released a draft of the revised management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, which proposes rezoning certain areas from “wilderness zones” to “remote recreation zones”. The changes would enable greater private tourism investment in the World Heritage Area and allow for logging of speciality timbers. At the centre of the debate is how we…
 
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • Social Media: Facebook Users Share the Most Content vs. Other Social Networks

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:56 pm
    From eMarketer: Despite rumors popping up every so often that some people may be cutting back on Facebook usage, the social network reigns supreme. Given its huge audience, its not that surprising that the site dominates content sharing activity, too, accounting for 81% of all shares among US internet users in Q4 2014, according to data from ShareThis. In comparison, Pinterest accounted for 7% of total sharing volume, Twitter saw just 6% of the total pie, and reddit grabbed 2%. Source: eMarketer (January 28, 2015) Read the Complete Article and Analysis (via eMarketer) See Also: The data used…
  • Secrets of The Wayback Machine: “Save Page Now”

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Note From infoDOCKET Gary Price, infoDOCKET Founder and Editor: In addition to my work on infoDOCKET I am now contributing to the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN). I’m excited to not only share useful resources, databases, tools, new documents, etc. with journalists located around the world but also serve, when needed, as a conduit to the library community. As I’ve said many times before on infoDOCKET and during presentations, librarian/journalist collaborations can be extremely powerful. Both professions share many of the same wants, needs, and beliefs. Thanks to…
  • New Video: Meet the Robots (aka Mechanical Curators) In Use at the British Library’s New Newspaper Building

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:13 pm
    We posted about the British Library’s new National Newspaper Building earlier this week with links to background, photos, etc. Today, a new video from the British Library introducing the robots (mechanical curators) in use at the facility.
  • News Briefs: Items from ALA, 3M Cloud Library, ORCID, and ACRL

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Four items follow. 1. NISO Executive Director Todd Carpenter on “Why Assessment Needs Persistent Identifiers Like ORCID” (via ORCID Blog) 2. ALA Launches Got E-Rate Initiative (via ALA) 3. 3M Cloud Library Checkouts Grew By 121 Percent In 2014 4. 2015 ACRL Excellence In Academic Libraries Award Winners Announced (via ACRL)
  • Listen Here: Edmonton Public Library Will Begin Offering Free Downloads of Music by Local Musicians in April

    Gary Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Background: While this is the first project of it’s kind to launch in Canada we’ve posted about similar project in other locations during the past couple years. Projects Include: Denver, CO Ann Arbor, MI Iowa City, IA Nationally, in New Zealand From the Edmonton Journal: Fifty albums will be available for free when capitalcityrecords.ca launches at the end of April. Users will also be able to make playlists, look through a collection of digitized gig posters, and share memories about some of the city’s defunct music venues. “This is an opportunity for us to take advantage of…
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    Full Text Reports...

  • FY 2014 Annual Report from the Defense Department by the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation

    fulltextreports
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    FY 2014 Annual Report from the Defense Department by the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation Source: U.S. Department of Defense The purpose of operational testing is to assure the Military Services field weapons that work in combat. This purpose has been codified in both USC Title 10 and in the Department of Defense’s (DOD) […]
  • Pricing in the Market for Anticancer Drugs

    fulltextreports
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Pricing in the Market for Anticancer Drugs Source: National Bureau of Economic Research Drugs like bevacizumab ($50,000 per treatment episode) and ipilimumab ($120,000 per episode) have fueled the perception that the launch prices of anticancer drugs are increasing over time. Using an original dataset of 58 anticancer drugs approved between 1995 and 2013, we find […]
  • One in Five Children Receive Food Stamps, Census Bureau Reports

    fulltextreports
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    One in Five Children Receive Food Stamps, Census Bureau Reports Source: U.S. Census Bureau The number of children receiving food stamps remains higher than it was before the start of the Great Recession in 2007, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual Families and Living Arrangements table package released today. The rate of children living […]
  • New From the GAO

    fulltextreports
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    New GAO Report Source: Government Accountability Office Private Health Insurance: Geographic Variation in Spending for Certain High-Cost Procedures Driven by Inpatient Prices. GAO-15-214, December 29. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-214 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/667780.pdfFiled under: business and economics, consumer issues, Government Accountability Office, health and health care
  • TMT Predictions 2015: The future in Technology, Media & Telecommunications

    fulltextreports
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    TMT Predictions 2015: The future in Technology, Media & Telecommunications Source: Deloitte Technology – TMT Predictions 2015 The Internet of Things really is things, not people Drones: high-profile and niche 3D printing is a revolution: just not the revolution you think Click and collect booms in Europe Smartphone batteries: better but no breakthrough Nanosats take […]
 
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    Detroit Unspun

  • It’s cold outside and many are suffering … Winter Survival Radiothon hopes to raise $1 million to help

    M Lapham
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:26 am
    Here in the Midwest, the winter’s brutality is legendary. Most of us are weathering it in warm homes and heated cars. But for those struggling, four walls may not even keep them safe from the cold. The Heat And Warmth Fund (THAW) can help. For the 12th year, WWJ and THAW have teamed up to hold the annual Winter Survival Radiothon to help keep the heat on for those in need. From 5:00 am to 7:00 pm on Feb. 6, the fundraising will take place live on WWJ 950. The war against the elements has been going on since 2004, and in that time almost $11 million has been raised in cash and utility…
  • Michigan Farming Initiative hopes to bring Children’s Sensory Garden to New Center and they need your vote

    Marge Sorge
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:52 am
    It’s amazing what Detroit can accomplish when we all work together. Here’s an opportunity to do just that with a simple click of your mouse. Here’s the deal. Detroit is in competition with three other cities for a $40,000 Urban Farming Grant from Miracle Gro. The grant will help fund a Children’s Sensory Garden in the New Center neighborhood. That garden will provide a hands-on, outdoor classroom for local youth to experience nature firsthand. Now that would be very cool. Here’s what you do. You can vote once each day through February 9.  Just click this link…
  • Sphinx conference hopes to bring more diversity to the performing arts

    M Lapham
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    What is the best way to increase diversity in the arts? There is no easy answer. That’s why for the third year, the Detroit-based Sphinx Organization is having a summit to discuss the issue. Jane Chu SphinxCon: ENGAGE, the organization’s national conference on inclusion and diversity in the arts, will take place from January 30 through February 1 at the Westin Book Cadillac. More than 40 arts leaders, including National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu, will address the challenges surrounding diversity in the performing arts and discuss innovative solutions to engage…
  • Michigan Positivity Project is looking for the state’s biggest optimists to join its ranks

    Karen Dybis
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
    Lisa Diggs, in case you don’t know this Michigan dynamo, is a glass-half-full kind of woman. She’s got big ideas and big ideals. Best part, she never sits still. That is why her latest project caught our collective eye. Michigan Positivity (#MIpositivity for you taggers out there) is what she describes as the “long overdue offshoot of the Buy Michigan Now campaign.” It’s the kind of campaign that takes stuff we’re already doing – Tweeting, updating our Facebook status or posting heavily tinted photos on Instagram – and making it all about our Great Mitten State. “We’re…
  • 10 historic Detroiters you should know

    Guest Blogger
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    by Ardelia Lee You don’t need to be born wealthy to influence an entire city. All you need is the vision, determination, and passion to make your goals reality. Detroiters have done it for generations. The history of Detroit is complex and colorful, including people from different classes, nationalities, and races. You’ve probably heard names like Ford and Cadillac, but there are many more who make up the fabric of our past. Many of the people who influenced the city were born in other places, but they all shared one common trait: the desire to enhance Detroit, the city they chose to call…
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  • Scientists found that some modern maladies predate human ancient ancestors

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:55 pm
    The EVOLUTION of MAN, as scientists know it, is discussed in the mainstream media mostly with positive outcomes, but a new discovery shows that the evolution from our ancestors not only inherited good “stuff,” but also the considered bad ones including diseases like Psoriasis and Crohn’s disease. Additionally, it also explains how a the bad one may be good for humans in some aspects (to be used as an advantage), and how natural selection picks and match genetic features to help the species thrive better depending on the situation. Published this month Molecular Biology…
  • CARTOGRAM shows islands bigger, Canada and Australia smaller

    Raphael Labuguen
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:06 pm
    One CARTOGRAM contributed to Reddit by TEADRANKS showcases how the 7 billion plus humans are spread out across the globe, and how superpowers are shown beside emerging countries which are basically more populous and smaller in terms of land area. Singapore is almost missing in the map, as well as the island US territory Puerto Rico. The cartogram was created using the scale of half a million people fitted inside one pixel — and this measurement makes Canada, Russia and Australia appear smaller than countries with small land area jurisdiction like the Philippines, the United Kingdom…
  • TESCO recalls squash with foul smell, organic compound also used as pesticide blamed

    Orpha Buena
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Meanwhile in United Kingdom, a “silent” recall by TESCO sparks outrage online especially on social media outlets. Several customers of the retail company who purchased one variant of the concentrated drink “Squash” have complained about the drink’s “foul smell.” Some customers also reported feeling ill and bad bellies after drinking it. The flavor questioned is called no-added sugar “Double Concentrate Blackcurrant” and customers are advised to return this SQUASH to a local store for a full refund. But what’s causing the…
  • Google’s Lunar X Prize could create the ‘Moon version’ of FedEx or UPS

    Jon Kristian Coa
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:28 am
    “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” Famous words from former U.S. President JOHN F. KENNEDY who was assassinated on November 22, 1963. Kennedy’s moon plan is credited for initiating the moon race between the then superpower Soviet Union and the United…
  • Near Earth asteroid travels with a moon (and not an alien spaceship)

    Jon Kristian Coa
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Conspiracy theorists are active today after NASA confirmed that the ASTEROID 2004 BL86 which safely passed by near Earth is travelling with a moon, a small companion about the size of two to three basketball courts. No, it’s not an ALIEN SPACECRAFT or a companion ship that chases the asteroid — it’s a moon, or a rock, with a diameter of just 70 meters. Scientists from NASA working in California’s Deep Space Network antenna confirmed the finding after the large asteroid flew past near Earth’s location around three times the distance of our planet from our own…
 
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  • Don Thompson is No Longer McDonald’s CEO; Wall Street Celebrates

    EurPublisher
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:41 pm
      *To say things aren’t working as well as they used to  for McDoanald’s would be an understatement. That means it’s time for a change at the top. And that means Steve Easterbrook, 48, the company’s chief brand officer, will replace Don Thompson, 51, the current CEO and a 25-year McDonald’s veteran, effective March 1. Thompson […]
  • Dick Gregory to be Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Larry Buford
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:20 pm
    *The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory will be honored with the 2,542nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, February 2, 2015. The star in the category of Live Theatre/Performance will be dedicated at 1650 Vine Street near Hollywood & Vine. “We are proud to honor […]
  • A.P.C.’s Touitou Repeatedly Uses N-Word at Fashion Event, Kanye Approves

    Qwest7
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:56 pm
    *A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou may have been paying tribute to Kanye West and Jay Z’s 2011 hit song “N****s in Paris,” but he is getting the wrong kind of attention for repeatedly using the N-word. According to Style.com, Touitou’s actions came during A.P.C.’s fall menswear presentation while he presented the brand’s spring 2015 collection. The […]
  • Crotch-Grabbing Marshawn Lynch Poster Pulled After NFL Gets Hypocrite Label

    Qwest7
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    *A $150 NFC Championship poster featuring a photo of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch making an “obscene gesture” has been discontinued by the NFL. The Huffington Post reports the poster attracted critics that referenced it as a proof of that the league profits off actions it publicly denounces. “This was a mistake,” NFL spokesman […]
  • Woman Gets 2 Years in Prison ‘Cause She Poured Hot Bacon Grease on Ex-Boyfriend

    Brainuser1
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:21 pm
    *Dang, as if being burned by a pot of hot grits is not enough (Wink. Wink. Its a think back thing), an Oregon woman will now serve time in prison for admittedly throwing hot bacon grease on an ex-boyfriend. This, while he was sleeping. That’s one helluva way to wake somebody up. Sends this body […]
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    Everything Long Beach

  • Watch The ‘State of the Port’ Address Live Via Webcast Thursday

    Editor
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    A live webcast of the annual “State of the Port” address offering a look at the accomplishments of 2014 and the challenges of the year ahead for the Port of Long Beach — presented this year by new Chief Executive Jon Slangerup — will be available at 8:15 a.m. this Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.Read the rest of Watch The ‘State of the Port’ Address Live Via Webcast Thursday
  • California Repertory Company Presents Sara Ruhl’s The Clean House

    Editor
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Sara Ruhl’s The Clean House is a smart, witty, and touching comedy of true love and the devastating power of the perfect joke. Director Joanne Gordon brings this love story to stage in CSULB Theatre Arts Department’s Cal Rep production.Read the rest of California Repertory Company Presents Sara Ruhl’s The Clean House
  • Long Beach Successfully Prosecutes Trucking Firm For Overweight Load

    Editor
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    The Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office announced Monday that a Rancho Cucamonga trucking company and its driver were convicted by a jury of transporting an illegally overweight load on Long Beach streets.Read the rest of Long Beach Successfully Prosecutes Trucking Firm For Overweight Load
  • Dodger Alumni to Visit Long Beach Rescue Mission Today

    Editor
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Los Angeles Dodgers this week are serving the greater Los Angeles community on their 12th annual Community Service Caravan, Pitching in the Community presented by Bank of America. This civic engagement initiative includes participation from Dodger players, alumni and employees and Bank of America volunteers and will continue through Friday, January 30.Read the rest of Dodger Alumni to Visit Long Beach Rescue Mission Today
  • Hearing Dog “Speaks” at Hearing Loss Association Meeting February 12

    Editor
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Camille Jenkins and her hearing dog, Rico will be speakers (Rico barks at loud noises)  at the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter on Thursday, February 12, 2015, 6:30 p.m., Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712.  Jenkins received Rico from the Sam Simon Foundation, a rescue dog training program for people with hearing loss. Rico will show the audience how he helps Jenkins to “hear” the door bell ringing, phone ringing, tea kettle boiling and much more.Read the rest of Hearing Dog “Speaks” at Hearing Loss Association…
 
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  • Thailand summons US diplomat over critical martial law comments

    AP News
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:34 am
    American charge d’affairs in Bangkok, W. Patrick Murphy, left, talks with Thai Deputy Foreign Minister Don Pramudwi during a meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday. Pic: AP. BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military government has summoned the U.S. charge d’affaires after a top U.S. diplomat called for an end to martial law and said the impeachment of a former prime minister could be politically motivated. The meeting Wednesday came after a visit to Thailand by the U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, Daniel Russel. (MORE:…
  • Malaysia to issue interim report on missing plane on March 7

    AP News
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:27 am
    Parts of AirAsia Flight 8501 seen on the deck of rescue ship Crest Onyx at Kumai port in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, earlier this month. Pic: AP. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s civil aviation department will release an interim report on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on March 7, a day before the flight’s one-year anniversary. Deputy Transport Minister Aziz Kaprawi says the report won’t have any conclusion on what happened to the plane because the search is ongoing. Aziz said Tuesday the report will focus on investigations into the search for the…
  • Lawyers, activists demand Sri Lankan chief justice to resign

    AP News
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:58 am
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Lawyers and rights activist are demanding Sri Lanka’s chief justice resign because he is being investigated for involvement in an alleged coup plot soon after this month’s presidential election. Hundreds of protesters outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday accused Mohan Peiris of undermining the judiciary’s independence and integrity by being partial to ousted President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Police have questioned Peiris over his presence at Rajapaksa’s official residence when results of the Jan. 8 election were being announced. The new…
  • Communist cadres in Tibet punished for helping Dalai Lama

    AP News
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:58 pm
    The Dalai Lama. Pic: AP. BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese Communist Party agency says investigators have found that 15 officials in Tibet joined underground Tibetan independence organizations, provided intelligence to the Dalai Lama and his supporters or participated in activities harmful to China’s security. The publicizing of party officials supporting Tibetan separatism is highly unusual and suggests continuing unrest in the Himalayan region, which has prompted a heavy security presence since a wave of rioting and protests against Chinese rule in 2008. A statement from the Communist Party…
  • Mother makes emotional appeal to Japanese leader to save son

    AP News
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:43 pm
    Junko Ishido, mother of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto held by Islamic State group, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Wednesday. Pic: AP. TOKYO (AP) — The mother of a Japanese hostage held by Islamic State extremists has appealed publicly to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to save her son after his captors issued what they said was a final death threat. Junko Ishido, mother of journalist Kenji Goto, read to reporters her plea to Abe to “Please save Kenji,” which she said she sent earlier Wednesday. She begged Abe to work with the Jordanian government to try to save Goto, saying…
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  • “Orlovka”

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

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

    admin
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    If you have got a chance to visit the Pearl of Kyrgyzstan – Issyk Kul lake in winter, then I would advise you not to hurry to leave the region. The thing is, Issyk Kul province hides the best place to spend winter holidays. It is the most famous Karakol ski base of Kyrgyzstan. The […]
  • Pearl of the country

    admin
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:40 am
    I invite you to go further in to the Issyk Kul province, after the memorial of San Tash today. There is a perfect reason to do so, because this province hides the main pearl of the country. It is the most visited place by not only locals, but also the tourists. That is a famous […]
  • Heritage from Tamerlan

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

  • Zionists and Islamists

    mgopin
    1 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
                        At a minimum a Zionist is one who loves Zion, often a Jew, but sometimes a Christian. At a minimum, an Islamist is someone who loves Islam, usually a Muslim. I see no reason to use either term in pejorative or hateful way, as a curse or as a condemnation. Associated with Zionism has been all manner of crimes against the native Palestinian people for over a hundred years, associated with Islamism has been tens of thousands of victims of crimes across the world, mostly Muslim…
  • MONEY

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

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

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

    mgopin
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
                          There are two patients who are the toughest: the one who cannot be convinced that he is sick, the one who cannot be convinced that he is healthy. This is even more true of the mind than it is of the body.   (Photo: Teachers net)  
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  • McDonald's CEO Steps Aside After Tough Year

    Rob Quinn
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:10 pm
    After a rough couple of years at the top, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson says it is time to say "goodbye to the McFamily." Thompson, who has been with the world's biggest restaurant chain for almost 25 years and took charge in 2012, is leaving after a major sales slump and...
  • Cuba to US: Return Guantanamo Bay

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Cuba is making a renewed push to get Gitmo back. President Raul Castro demanded today that the United States return the US base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba, and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations. Castro told a summit...
  • Mystery Solved: Bartender Shoveled Boston Marathon Finish Line

    John Johnson
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Boston's blizzard has spawned an instant celebrity, and for a pretty good reason: Bartender Chris Laudani took it upon himself Tuesday afternoon to clear off the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Except he did so anonymously, at least at first. Philip Hillman snapped a photo of the gesture-in-progress from...
  • Cops Buy Back Elderly Man's Pawned Wedding Ring

    John Johnson
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:08 pm
    When police in Cornwall, Ontario, responded to a domestic call, they found an elderly woman with dementia arguing with her husband of 54 years. In talking to the husband, the officers learned that he had recently pawned his wedding ring, a sign of how desperate things were getting as he...
  • 'You're Not Eric Holder, Are You?'

    John Johnson
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:40 pm
    President Obama's pick to be the next attorney general has wrapped up a daylong confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, and the AP writes that Loretta Lynch's day can be summed up in one question posed to her by Republican Sen. John Cornyn. “You’re not Eric Holder, are you?” Cornyn asked...
 
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    The News International - World

  • SL reinstates impeached CJ

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka s new president on Wednesday restored the country s former chief justice after she was controversially impeached by the previous ad
  • Syrizas triumph shows the power of big ideas

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    It may seem ironic that Marine Le Pen, the leader of France s extreme-Right Front National, rooted for the extreme-Left Syriza in Tuesday s Greek elec
  • KABUL

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Afghan lawmakers on Wednesday rejected most of President Ashraf Ghani s nominees for the new cabinet, in a fresh setback for the newly formed “nationa
  • Prepare for war against global pandemic: Gates

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    BERLIN: Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says the world must use the lessons from battling Ebola to prepare for any future “war” against a global
  • Scientists discover way to unboil egg!

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    LONDON: Researchers have managed to unboil an ordinary boiled egg, and the results may have implications for cancer treatments, biotechnology and a br
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    Capital News

  • French police question 8-year-old over terrorism comments

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:46 pm
    A French policeman/FILENice, Jan 29 – An eight-year-old boy in France was questioned by police for half an hour Wednesday after he allegedly made comments in school in praise of terrorists, police said. The child triggered concern when he refused to take part in a minute’s silence at his school in the southern city of Nice after Islamist gunmen shot dead 12 people at the Paris offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on January 7, according to Marcel Authier, in charge of the region’s public security. The boy’s teacher said the child also expressed…
  • Namwamba delights in peaceful Kajiado ODM poll

    LABAN WANAMBISI
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    “I am proud to be the Secretary-General of the party, today marks the dawn where we open a new chapter where we will observe the tenets of democracy,” said Namwamba/MIKE KARIUKIKAJIADO, Kenya, Jan 29 – “It’s been so peaceful, it is like we are in church” were the words a security chief was overheard telling his colleague when the ODM nomination in Kajiado Central came to a calm end on Wednesday. For a party that introduced the country’s political scene to the Men-In-Black and kicking of ballot boxes as though one was trying to make a conversion in a…
  • IMF begins work on ‘Plan B’ as US blocks reforms

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:38 pm
    The International Monetary Fund/FILEWashington, Jan 29 – The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday it would begin working on alternatives to its stalled, five-year-old reform program after passing another year without the required ratification by the US government. In a proposal mapped out by the IMF executive board, the global crisis lender will take six months to see what can be salvaged from the 2010 reforms, originally backed by Washington, the IMF’s largest shareholder, but now blocked in the US Congress. The IMF did not say what the so-called “Plan B” could…
  • Uhuru heads to Addis for African Union summit

    PSCU
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:22 pm
    President Kenyatta leaves the country Friday to join other African leaders for the two day Heads of State and government of the African Union summit that takes place at the AU head-quarters in Addis Ababa/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29 – The International Criminal Court (ICC) question and the recent Ebola crisis in West Africa are top on the agenda as the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Friday. A strong Kenyan delegation led by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed is already in Addis Ababa to push the Kenyan…
  • Kenya drops some charges against British terror suspect

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Grant is believed to have become radicalised as a teenager in the same British prison where “shoe bomber” Richard Reid first turned to Islam/XINHUA-FileMOMBASA, Kenya, Jan 29 – A Kenyan court acquitted a suspected British Islamist militant of nine charges Wednesday but the key charge of terrorism for which he is on trial remains, a magistrate said. Suspected radical Jermaine Grant, accused of plotting bomb attacks and having ties to Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab, was arrested in December 2011 in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa with chemicals, batteries and…
 
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    Descrier

  • PM Tsipras: Greece will not default on its debts

    Descrier Staff
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:54 am
    The new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says that his country will not default on its debts, but will will negotiate with its creditors over the €240bn (£179bn) bailout. In his inaugural cabinet speech, the left-wing Syriza party leader said that Greece would “not continue a policy of subjection” but that he did not plan to to begin a “mutually destructive clash” with its creditors, which are known as the ‘Troika’ and include the Eurozone countries, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The terms of the 2010…
  • Cameron vows to slash benefits cap and strip under-21s of housing benefits

    Descrier Staff
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    David Cameron has set out plans to slash the cap on benefits by 12% to £23,000 and strip under-21s of housing benefits completely “within the first few days” of a Conservative victory in the general election. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, the Prime Minister said that the £135 million saved by squeezing benefits claimants and £120 million saved by stripping under-21s of jobseekers allowance would be used to fund three million apprenticeships by 2020. As with other Conservative austerity policies, the benefits of pensioners, who provide a large proportion of the Tory…
  • UK economy grew by 2.6% in 2014

    Descrier Staff
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:31 am
    The UK economy grew by 2.6% last year, a rise of 0.9% from 2013, according to official figures. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) found that the economy grew by 0.5% in the final quarter of 2014, a decline of 0.3% from the three months prior, but a 2.7% rise on the same quarter a year ago. The largest contributor to the growth in the final three months of 2014 was the services sector, which grew by 0.8%, and agriculture, which rose by 1.3%. However, output decreased by 1.8% in construction and 0.1% in production over the same period. Descrier - news and culture magazine
  • Debrett’s reveal the most influential people in Britain

    Descrier Staff
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:54 am
    David Attenborough, Clare Balding, and Russell Brand are amongst the 500 most influential people in Britain today. The Debrett’s 500 list is compiled each year and features the most influential people in 24 categories including advertising, art, politics, media, and sport. The Queen did not make the list, but the royals made three appearances with the Duchess of Cambridge recognised for her style, Prince Harry praised for his work on the Invictus Games, and Prince Charles included for his controversial influence over architecture. Two YouTube stars, Zoe Sugg (Zoella) and her boyfriend…
  • Egypt: Doctor convicted for performing female genital mutilation

    Descrier Staff
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:20 am
    And Egyptian doctor has been convicted of carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) surgery in a landmark trial. Suhair al-Bataa, 12, died as a result of complications due to the FGM surgery performed Dr Raslan Fadl in June 2013. Fadl, a doctor and Islamic preacher in the village of Aga, northern Egypt, and the girl’s father were acquitted on charges of manslaughter over her death at the original trial in November 2013. However, in a retrial, both Fadl and Suhair’s father were found guilty, in what activist group Equality Now has called a “monumental victory” for…
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  • Boko Haram Made Nigerians Unable To Vote Out Government That Failed Them

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:48 am
    Forced to flee a murderous terrorist group, many Nigerians now can’t vote out the government they believe has failed them. For Dauda Musa, voting in Nigeria’s upcoming election is not a choice between candidates; it is one between life and possible death. The 31-year-old is from Chibok, the largely Christian town where almost 300 schoolgirls were abducted by the Nigerian radical jihad group Boko Haram. The April 2014 attack left the town in mourning and brought worldwide notoriety to the insurgent group, which has spiked the number of attacks committed across northeastern Nigeria in its…
  • ElO boosting – A Boon For Hardcore Gamers

    Monem
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:41 pm
    League of Legends is a very popular online game these days. It has created waves in the market with its innovative gaming experience. People from across the world got addicted to this game. This is a massive online game that is played by players worldwide. There are a large number of players whose rank is based on the ELO system. The ELO system reminds of pyramid, where high ELO mean lower number of players. At base level, one can find more number of players. As you climb the Pyramid, the number of players gets reduced and only a few players will be left. The higher is your position, the more…
  • Improve Your Brain Power The Natural Way

    Monem
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    Some people are capable of remembering even the most common details. Have you ever noticed that? Did you also wish that you too could keep in ideas like that? Well, it is possible. To open the whole opportunities of the brain, you need to keep it effective and distinct. Spending If you on the other hand, like getting out flashcards, just for fun there are some activities you can do to help keep in ideas topics better and remember things more quickly. Look into these hints: Get a sound nights sleep. Getting 8 hours of rest every evening will increase your storage power. Throughout rest, the…
  • Cristiano Ronaldo’s gets red for kicking and punching defender on-pitch

    admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:52 am
    Cristiano Ronaldo, the 2008, 2013 and 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or winner was dismissed for kicking and punching defender Edimar during Saturday’s La Liga clash. Cristiano Ronaldo could be banned for as many as TWELVE games after being sent off after punching an opponent, reports in Spain suggest. The World Player of the Year kicked and hit out at Cordoba defender Edimar and was shown a straight red card during Saturday’s La Liga clash. And Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo speculate the Portuguese could be booted out of the league for as many as twelve games if found guilty of…
  • Jonathan: External forces responsible for non-rescue of Chibok girls

    admin
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:10 pm
    President Goodluck Jonathan has blamed the non-rescue of the abducted Chibok girls on external forces, promising that his administration would do everything possible to end the Boko Haram insurgency in a matter of months. The president spoke, yesterday, at the palace of the Shehu of Borno where he had gone to pay homage to the traditional ruler. According to him, after ending the Boko Haram insurgency, his administration would rebuild the affected areas. Jonathan stated that, with the use of initiatives like Victim Support Fund, Presidential Initiative for North-east and Safe School…
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    International monetary Fund Podcasts

  • Olivier Blanchard, on the State Of The World Economy

    19 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A conversation with IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard, where he talks about the latest downward revisions to the World Economic Outlook. Even with a boost from falling oil prices, the WEO update shows global growth for 2015-16 at 3.5 and 3.7 percent.
  • Dirty Energy’s Human Toll

    15 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The burning of fossil fuels comes with many costs. Millions of people die each year from the pollution it emits. This follow up to an earlier interview with an IMF economist explores the health risks posed by air pollution and some proposed solutions.
  • Michael Spence: Inclusive Growth=Stability

    7 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Strong economic growth helps keep people employed and healthy, but there’s a growing sense in many countries that only the wealthiest are reaping the benefits. Nobel laureate Michael Spence says inclusive growth is key to economic stability.
  • Women In The Workforce: Breaking The Barriers

    30 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The IMF says the global economy would benefit by Boosting Women’s Participation in the Labor Force, and hosted a seminar on the topic last fall during the Fund’s annual meetings. Sarah Iqbal participated in that forum and talks in this podcast about the hurdles women face when starting a business. Read as well the IMF Survey story on Unleashing the Economic Power of Women
  • The Cost of Antibiotic Resistance

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Antibiotics have transformed modern medicine, but their overuse has resulted in more drug–resistant strains of bacteria. As resistance increases, people in poorer countries often can’t afford expensive second-line drugs.
 
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    Papua New Guinea Today

  • PNG is one of the least insured countries in the world

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Papua New Guinea is one of the least insured countries in the world, Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG) Deputy Governor Benny Popoitai says.He said only about 5 per cent of the country’s population was insured.“PNG is one of the least insured in the world. About two-to-five per cent of our business and population is insured.“It’s (PNG) the lowest in the Pacific – we’re supposed to be leading the Pacific, but in insurance wise, we are not,” Popoitai said.Life Insurance Corporation (PNG) Ltd general manager Raka Taviri said insurance was not a foreign concept to PNG.“Insurance is a…
  • PNG to take on Philippines in first Cabramatta match

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:56 pm
    The Emerging Kumuls PNG team will take on Philippines 2 in their first match of the Cabramatta 9’s tournament this weekend in Sydney, Australia.A total of 32 teams are taking part in the tournament with teams pooled in eight pools of four for the round robin matches.PNG is pooled with America Samoa, Malta 1 and Philippines 2. They play Malta 1 in their second round robin match then play America Samoa.The winners will proceed to the final play offs for the Bowl, Plate, Trophy and Cup.PNG Rugby Football League chief executive officer Brad Tassell said the boys had adjusted well and were…
  • Schools told not to charge fees

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    PNG Education Secretary Miachael Tapo warnsschools not to collect Project fees.Education Secretary Dr Michael Tapo today re-issued instructions for all schools operating legally under the National Education system to refrain from charging or collecting any form of project fees this year.All Elementary, Primary, Provincial High and Secondary Schools, Vocational Centres, National High Schools, Flexible and Open Distance Education, Inclusive Education Resource Centres and approved Permitted Schools operating within the National Education System have been advised not to charge or collect any form…
  • Solomon Islands PM lauds Australian assistance

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:40 pm
    HONIARA, 29 JANUARY 2015 (SOLOMON STAR) ---- Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has lauded Australia’s contributions towards the nation’s national development and upkeep of law and order.Sogavare made the remark during the occasion to mark Australia Day on Monday where he joined Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Andrew Byrne and other Australian citizens working or residing in Solomon Islands.He said the relation between the two countries remains cordial and deeply rooted as Australia continues to have a formidable presence in the country.The Prime Minister…
  • OFC mourns rising Fiji talent

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Oceania Football Confederation is saddened to hear that Fiji U-17 player Shalit Muni Reddy passed away yesterday at Savaii, Samoa.Shalit became involved in football at school and rose quickly to prominence whereupon he was selected for international recognition by the Fiji FA.He made his international debut for Fiji U-17 at the OFC U-17 Championship in Apia, Samoa, against New Caledonia on Saturday 17 January. Just two days later Shalit scored in a 5-0 win over Cook Islands. Today, while on a team excursion, Shalit went missing while swimming before his body was discovered a short time later.
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • Improving India-US Relations Unnerves Beijing

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

    Joelle Fiss
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:08 am
    In response to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, millions of French took to the streets on January 11th to defend the right to “blaspheme” or insult religion. But a few days later, French authorities cracked down on the comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala for writing on his Facebook page, “I feel like Charlie Coulibaly” in a sign of solidarity with Amedy Coulibaly, the man who killed four Jews at a kosher supermarket in Paris as the manhunt for the Charlie Hebdo killers was under way. Dieudonné is now facing charges for “apology of terrorism.” How can the French authorities…
  • Too Little Too Late in Syria

    Michael J. Totten
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The US military is gearing up to train moderate Syrian rebels this spring, but there’s virtually no chance this is going to work by itself. The US spent years training the Iraqi Army, and for what? Baghdad’s forces turned out to be no more effective in the face of the ISIS onslaught than the French were when Hitler invaded. Had ISIS been nipped in the bud at the beginning this might not have happened, but they’ve had years to build themselves up and grow stronger while an isolationist White House did nothing and let everything fester. President Obama’s advisors warned him that the…
  • Free Nadia Savchenko!

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

    Ellen Bork
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:17 pm
    In the wake of the Paris murders of cartoonists, police, and Jews by gunmen claiming to act in the name of Islam, remarks by Egyptian President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi have drawn praise and suggestions he be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. On January 2nd, a few days before the attacks, Sisi called on Muslim scholars at Al Azhar University to lead a “religious revolution,” saying it was “inconceivable that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire umma [Islamic world] to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing, and destruction for the rest of the world.” It’s…
 
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    Pars Herald

  • Labour Favourites for the Win

    Mohsen Salami
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Labour are set to win back 10 Downing Street in May, according to several UK opinion polls, but it’s going to be very close. Some even suggest there could be a hung parliament for the second time in a row. If a hung parliament is the outcome, a coalition with the SNP or the Green Party could be forged, and the UK will take on a very different look. The Tories and Labour are both set to introduce a host of new policies in the next month or two, in the hope of encouraging a politically apathetic country to the polls in May. The prime minister has promised to have a look at reducing tax and…
  • Facebook Bows to Turkish Demands

    Saeed Maleki
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Facebook has finally agreed to block a specific page the Turkish authorities claimed was deeply offensive to the Prophet Muhammad. Initially the social media giant – which has over 40 million accounts registered in Turkey – had refused, but in light of continued threats by the Turkish government to totally block the site in their country, they were really left with very little choice on the matter. Facebook does make publicly available records of all the government requests to block and censor content on the site, in the knowledge that transparency is key, and that…
  • Dubai Property Market Preparing for the Worst

    Hossein Soltani
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:52 pm
    Dubai’s property investors are historically among the most greedy (and perhaps slightly deluded) in the world, and now they are bizarrely demanding higher yields from their investments. This demand comes despite a slow in the UAE’s economic growth and an indifferent approach to real estate deals – both rental and sales – from the expat community. The value of the property deals completed during 2014 in Dubai dropped by 7.6% year-on-year, a trend which looks set to continue this year too. Sensible investors have noted that residential investment is unable to sustain its over-inflated…
  • QROPS: Growing, Changing, Rearranging

    Gholam Rahmani
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:27 am
    The QROPS market is set to see a huge shift in client priority in 2015, with many advisers preparing a strategy to deal with the potential demand for 100% access. But, for various reasons, this option isn’t exactly being welcomed with open arms by some of the wealth management companies whose existence relies solely on QROPS. 100% access means a complication in the way a QROPS is packaged in terms of investment, and CEO’s everywhere are scratching their heads wondering how to maximise their own level of business, while also attempting to stay true to their clients. It’s not going to…
  • Running Out of Time –Apple Watch will be Lucky to Last a Day

    Mohsen Salami
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:58 am
    According to testing results within a leaked report, the Apple Watch battery life will give a maximum of around 19 hours use, while more intense usage will see the battery run out in around two hours. The Apple Watch, which supposedly lands in March, has for a long time been fated as the make or break device for Apple as the tech super giant looks for a new foothold outside the slowing smart phone and PC markets. Geek forums and Apple enthusiasts have been full of discussion regarding predictions for the Apple Watch battery life, and it would seem most of the predictions are likely to be…
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    Market Oasis

  • USDA Announces Winners of the 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program

    kevinanchi
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 30 university students to attend USDA’s 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum titled “Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century” to be held Feb. 19-20, 2015, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va. Twenty university juniors and seniors were chosen based on an essay sharing their thoughts on “Agriculture as a Career.” …read more Read more here: USDA Announces Winners of the 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program…
  • Chinese brands outpace global brands

    kevinanchi
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Duncan Southgate WPP and Kantar company, Millward Brown, have announced the fifth annual BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands, with internet service company Tencent becoming the most valuable Chinese brand for the first time, and newly-listed online retailer Alibaba entering the ranking at No.2. Both brands leapfrogged long-time leader China Mobile, … …read more Read more here: Chinese brands outpace global brands      The post Chinese brands outpace global brands appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Get a Fresh Start for the New Year with SBA Resource Partners

    kevinanchi
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Each year the SBA helps more than one million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners with their business start-up and growth. If you have thought about starting your small business in… …read more Read more here: Get a Fresh Start for the New Year with SBA Resource Partners      The post Get a Fresh Start for the New Year with SBA Resource Partners appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • European Chapter leaders named

    kevinanchi
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:58 am
    By pjeffery AMEC has announced Co-Chairs and a new leadership team as it relaunches its European Chapter. …read more Read more here: European Chapter leaders named      The post European Chapter leaders named appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Nationwide USDA Organic Survey Underway

    kevinanchi
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just kicked off the Organic Survey to gather detailed data on U.S. organic agriculture production. The survey is a complete inventory of all known organic producers that are certified, exempt from certification, and transitioning to certified organic production. …read more Read more here: Nationwide USDA Organic Survey Underway      The post Nationwide USDA Organic Survey Underway appeared first on Market Oasis.
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  • Again, Obama turns back on Ukrainian fight against Russians

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Napoleon once said that an army marches on its stomach, but few historians believe the French Emperor had any food fights in mind, à la Bluto Blutarsky. Nevertheless, the America Commander-in-Chief has made clear that the best...
  • Japan's payback may come at the end of a 5.56 Howa barrel

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Despite Japan's post-World War II constitution absolutely forbidding even to use the words army, navy or air force regarding the nation's Self-Defense Forces, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (phonetically pronounced "Ah-bay&quot...
  • Paris Massacre March redux; Obama skips 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Before the din of more than a few national leaders meeting in France to commemorate the Paris Massacre, sans Barack Obama, has faded from earshot, the American Chief Executive has decided to again take a powder on a European meeting...
  • Pelosi: Boehner lacks 'sensitivity,' falsely accuses of claiming ‘I rule'

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:12 am
    Possibly giving the hint that Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner aren't what one would exactly describe as drinking buddies after duty hours, the San Francisco Democrat launched into a tirade slamming the Ohio Republican for not only being...
  • Obama's 'success story' has just fallen to Islamic Jihadists

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    Buried deep in Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address was almost a dismissive reference to global terrorism, according to key Congressional Republicans as reported by Fox News on Jan. 20, 2015. Possibly compounding the Commander-in...
 
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    International Relations Online

  • American University Launches Online Master of International Service (MIS) Offering

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

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

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

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

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

  • China’s Yuan ranks among top five world payment currencies

    Carrie Ann
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:57 am
    Yuan climbed eight spots in less than two years having been in 13th place in January 2013 China’s yuan has moved into the ranks of the top five world payment currency in November, with the value of cross-border deals settled in it more than doubling in 2014, global transaction services organisation SWIFT said on Wednesday. The data comes as China is trying to make the yuan used more internationally in line with its standing as the world’s second-largest economy, while simultaneously keeping its value tightly controlled. The yuan, also known as the renminbi (RMB) overtook the…
  • Marriott signs $168M deal to acquire Canada’s Delta Hotels

    Anna Domanska
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:51 am
    Marriott is now the largest full-service hotel company in Canada. Marriott International Inc. announced that it has signed a deal to acquire the Delta Hotels and Resorts brand and management and franchise business from a subsidiary of British Columbia Investment Management Corp. for $168 million. Delta Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s largest hotel operators with 38 hotels and 10,000 rooms in more than 30 cities across the country. The brand has gained popularity due to its innovative approaches in technology and guest room design. Its new ModeRoom provides multiple connectivity…
  • Cablevision Announces Freewheel, Its Wi-Fi Only Mobile Phone Service

    Anna Domanska
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:07 am
    The new service Freewheel will provide Cablevision broadband customers with unlimited data, talk and text plan for $9.95 a month Cablevision Systems is entering the wireless market with a Wi-Fi-based low-cost mobile phone service, making it the first U.S. cable operator to launch such an offer. The company’s new wireless Internet phone service will be called Freewheel and aims to give users an option to costlier data plans from other cellular networks. Since 2007, Cablevision has deployed 1.1 million Wi-Fi hotspots in the greater New York service area, and the new Freewheel will take…
  • Google handed WikiLeaks staff emails and more to FBI under secret warrant

    Christy Gren
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:58 am
    WikiLeaks came into public spotlight in 2010 when it published a trove of classified government information, including leaked U.S. diplomatic cables. WikiLeaks criticized Google Inc on Monday after the search engine admitted that it turned over private emails and other data on three WikiLeaks employees to the US government. The company said that the data was handed over to the US government in the spring of 2012, which means Google took more than two years to inform WikiLeaks about the government request. It is learned that the FBI had issued a warrant in March 2012 seeking the contents of…
  • Apple Watch details surface, battery supposedly lasts only a couple of hours under active use

    Christy Gren
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:20 am
    is working on MagSafe-based inductive charging mechanism for the Apple Watch. Battery life has always remained one of the main challenges for smartwatch makers. Apple did not shed any light on its battery life when the company officially unveiled its smartwatch. According to reports, Apple’s much awaited Apple Watch isn’t going to be any different from other smartwatches in terms of battery life. The company seems to have fallen short of its targeted battery life for its smartwatch. The report further says that Apple chose a powerful processor and a high-quality screen for the…
 
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • The Black Life Coaches Business Strategy Summit 2015 March 20-22nd

    bayloric
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    The Black Life Coaches Business Strategy Summit (BLCSUMMIT15) is an interactive two-day marketing and sales summit for coaching professionals, consultants, coach-clinicians, and professional speakers looking to attract more people looking for their products and services. BLCSUMMIT15 will be hosted by Towanna Freeman in the Washington, DC metro area from March 20-22, 2015. This year’s summit includes an all-star lineup of professional coaches and speakers, including life coach and television host Paul C. Brunson, PR coach Pam Perry, relationship coach Dr. D. Ivan Young, and motivational…
  • The Secrets In How To Write A Successful Grant by The Wealth Producer Stacee Lang

    bayloric
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:48 am
    The secrets to successful grant writing by The Wealth Producer Stacee Lang http://www.langcapitalgroup.org/ http://www.bayloricworldwide.com Filed under: America, Business, Business Advice, Business Coaching, Business News, coaching, Education, Entertainment, Grant Writing, How To, Lifestyle, Money, Wealth Tagged: America, attraction, business, education, grant secrets, Grant Writing, Grants, How to apply for grants, how to write a grant, investment, lang capital group, money, NEWS, secrets to grant writing, set up, stacee lang, start up, success, successful grants, the wealth producer,…
  • GEORGE FOREMAN III BREAKS DOWN BERMANE STIVERNE VS DEONTAY WILDER

    bayloric
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:23 am
    Son of Legendary Heavyweight Champion George Foreman, George Foreman III talks about Bermane Stiverne vs Deontay Wilder, Mayweather vs Pacquiao and gives his assesment on the world boxing scene which include Tyson Fury, Carl Froch, Gennady Golovkin, Cotto vs Canelo, Kovalev and how Keith “One Time” Thurman’s career may be rushed. Filed under: America, Boxing, George Foreman, George Foreman III, Latest Boxing News, Stiverne vs Wilder, USA Boxing Tagged: George Foreman, George Foreman Grill, George Foreman III, George Foreman III 2015, George Foreman III BaylorIC, George…
  • Protect The Legacy Of Bill Cosby Facebook Campaign

    bayloric
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Stacee laing, creator of the “Protect The Legacy Of Bill Cosby” Facebook Page talks about the campaign to get 1 million likes on the page and the reasons why we should protect the legacy of Bill Cosby. Filed under: Bill Cosby, Causes, comedy, Facebook, Lifestyle, Newspapers, The Cosby Show Tagged: Bill Cosby, Bill Cosby 2015, Bill Cosby News, Billy Cosby Comedy, Billy Cosby Interview, Black Community, blakc news, community, Cosby Rashad News, Latest Bill Cosby, Protect the legacy of bill cosby, The Cosby SHow, USA News
  • WBC Heavyweight Champion Of The World Bermane Stiverne talks to BaylorIC TV

    bayloric
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Heavyweight champion of the world Bermane Stiverne was in no mood for talking when BaylorIC TV’s Ingram Jones followed up with an interview. Stiverne deep into training camp in Las Vegas answered the phone and in a brooding, non-nonsense mood had this to say… Filed under: Associated Press, BaylorIC Boxing, BaylorIC Worldwide, Bermane Stiverne, Boxing, Stiverne wilder, USA Boxing, Vegas Tagged: Bermane Stiverne 2015, Bermane Stiverne Champion, Bermane Stiverne Interview, Bermane Stiverne latest, Bermane Stiverne News, Bermane Stiverne vs, Stivene Wilder All Access, Stiverne Wilder…
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • Improving India-US Relations Unnerves Beijing

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

    Gordon G. Chang
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Discussions this week in Singapore between North Korean officials, led by chief nuclear negotiator Ri Yong Ho, and former special envoy Stephen Bosworth and other American figures ended in calls for the resumption of formal nuclear talks, which have been on hold since 2008. The two-day “Track Two” consultations did not result in any breakthroughs, but the lack of progress in the informal consultations comes amid a flurry of unusual diplomatic activity involving the peninsula. There was hope in recent days that the Track Two participants might come up with a new blueprint to restart the…
  • Sri Lankans Boot Pro-China Government

    Gordon G. Chang
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:14 am
    Friday, Sri Lankan voters decisively turned out President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Asia’s longest-server leader. By the end of the day, his former ally and health minister, Maithripala Sirisena, had taken the oath of office. Sirisena, 63, had defected from the government camp only in November, just as the election was called. The 69-year-old Rajapaksa had called the poll two years before the end of his second term, and it looked like a smart move because, even in the days before the balloting, many expected him to win. He had, after all, ended the civil war by crushing the Tamils and in recent…
  • East Asia's Population 'Death Spiral'

    Gordon G. Chang
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:41 am
    In 2014, Japan experienced the lowest birthrate ever, the fourth-straight year of record low births. There were 9,000 fewer Japanese born last year than in 2013, according to Health Ministry statistics. Japan is shrinking as it sets one unenviable demographic record after another. Last year, the population fell by a biggest-ever 268,000. “2014’s population decrease was a ‘record’ but it’s a record that is going to be broken annually for the foreseeable future,” writes Forbes’s Mark Adomanis. “By this point it’s essentially inevitable: every January for at least the next 20…
  • India Blocks China’s Attempt to Take Over South Asian Group

    Gordon G. Chang
    2 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    In late November, New Delhi blocked Beijing’s attempt to gain membership in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives, and Afghanistan are the seven other full members of what some call a club of poor nations. At the group’s 18th summit, held in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, Beijing allies Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka pushed for China’s upgrading from observer status to full membership. India sought to defeat the initiative because SAARC, as the organization is known, operates on consensus and New Delhi feared…
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    Michael J. Totten's blog

  • Too Little Too Late in Syria

    Michael J. Totten
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The US military is gearing up to train moderate Syrian rebels this spring, but there’s virtually no chance this is going to work by itself. The US spent years training the Iraqi Army, and for what? Baghdad’s forces turned out to be no more effective in the face of the ISIS onslaught than the French were when Hitler invaded. Had ISIS been nipped in the bud at the beginning this might not have happened, but they’ve had years to build themselves up and grow stronger while an isolationist White House did nothing and let everything fester. President Obama’s advisors warned him that the…
  • The Iranian Regime and Charlie Hebdo

    Michael J. Totten
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    As Washington continues its vain quest for a good faith nuclear deal with Tehran, the Iranian regime continues behaving like the gunmen who massacred French cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo earlier this month in Paris. Here’s Mojtaba Safari in The Daily Beast Many in the West talk of the “moderation” of Iran’s regime. Foreign Minister Mohamed Zarif flies around the world claiming that Iran is committed to peace, justice and human rights. That would come as news to the thousands of political prisoners languishing in Iranian jail for nothing more than advocating freedom and democracy.  …
  • Son of Notorious Hezbollah Commander Killed in Syria

    Michael J. Totten
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:57 am
    Jihad Mugniyeh, son of notorious Hezbollah commander Imad Mugniyeh, was just killed by an Israeli airstrike in Syria near the Golan Heights. Hezbollah is fighting against Sunni jihadists in Syria on behalf of the Iranian and Syrian regimes, but that doesn't mean it has abandoned its war against Israel. If the Syrian regime doesn't survive, Hezbollah won't be able to receive high-grade weapon systems from Iran anymore. It already has a formiddable missile arsenal and can now—unlike during the 2006 war—inflict signinificant damage on Tel Aviv and even Jerusalem if it dares. But with Assad…
  • The ISIS of Africa

    Michael J. Totten
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Boko Haram galvanized activists all over the world last year when it kidnapped hundreds of school girls in Nigeria and threatened to sell them into slavery, but hardly a peep has been uttered since the Al Qaeda-linked army massacred as many as 2,000 people near the Chad border last week. “I walked through five villages,” a survivor told The Guardian, “and each one I passed was empty except for dead bodies.” The attack in Paris at the Charlie Hebdo office sucked up most of the Western media and political oxygen—understandably so since France is a Western country—but it’s also…
  • Christopher Hitchens on Today’s Paris Massacre

    Michael J. Totten
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    Gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar” attacked the offices of French satirical newspaper named Charlie Hedbo and killed twelve people, including journalists and two policemen. Radical Islamists apparently don’t share the paper’s sense of humor. What good is legal freedom of speech if violent enforcers of a different, older, and foreign set of laws take it upon themselves to punish you extrajudicially? This is not a new problem, not in the Middle East and not in the West. A few years ago I spoke with Christopher Hitchens about it and here’s what he said. Hitchens: Let's do a brief thought…
 
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • Mr. Putin’s Word is Void of Value

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    MOSCOW — “Mr. Putin does not want to annex eastern Ukraine. I am sure of it. He told me so,” French President François Hollande affirmed in a recent radio interview. Whether this was an unfortunate turn of phrase or genuine naïveté, Western leaders should be reminded of what Russian citizens have long known—that Vladimir Putin’s promises are rarely worth the paper they are written on. Here is but a short selection of prominent “he-told-me-so’s” from the Kremlin leader. “To take away the people’s right to elect their regional leaders would be wrong… and would…
  • US Investigation Topples Kremlin Propaganda Chief

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:43 pm
    MOSCOW — On December 19th, Gazprom Media, the Kremlin-controlled information empire, unexpectedly announced the resignation of its chairman, Mikhail Lesin, “for family reasons.” Lesin himself declined to comment. Vladimir Putin’s former press minister, who oversaw the destruction of three independent nationwide television networks in the early 2000s, was brought back to run a key component in the Kremlin’s propaganda machine in late 2013, just before the Ukrainian revolution and Putin’s annexation of Crimea. Over the past year, media outlets under Lesin’s control—including NTV…
  • Party Crashers: Kremlin SWAT Teams Attack Opposition Meetings

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:20 am
    CHELYABINSK, Russia — When, about an hour into the roundtable discussion on elections hosted by the Open Russia movement in this city in the Southern Urals on December 17th, SWAT teams and officers of the Emergencies Ministry stormed the room and ordered a forced evacuation, the speakers could not hide their smiles. Ten days earlier, exactly the same scenario—forced evacuation after an anonymous “bomb threat”—was used by the authorities in St. Petersburg in an attempt to sabotage the Open Russia conference there. That forum was also centered on the topic of Russia’s parliamentary…
  • Europe: Deny the Vote to Putin’s Outlaw Regime

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

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

  • Free Nadia Savchenko!

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

    Alexander J. Motyl
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    What should we expect from Ukraine and Russia in 2015? My guess is: more of the same. And that’s both the good news and the bad news. Ukraine will consolidate its democratic institutions, while Vladimir Putin’s Russia will consolidate its fascist regime. Although Ukrainians will complain more than Russians, their country will actually be getting stronger, while the hypercentralized state structure centered on Putin’s cult of the macho personality gets weaker. Democratically ruled peoples whine publicly; dictatorially ruled peoples whine privately. The fact that 80-plus percent of…
  • 'The Russian Army Has Huge Problems'

    Alexander J. Motyl
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    The following is an interview with Rajan Menon, a professor of political science at the City College of New York and a senior research scholar at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. MOTYL: You and Eugene Rumer of the Carnegie Endowment have just completed a book about Ukraine. What is its central argument? MENON: The Russia-West relationship has collapsed. Russia stands isolated and damaged. But an isolated, nationalistic, and authoritarian Russia isn’t what Europe needs—and it’s certainly not good for Ukraine. Ukraine cannot afford to be in…
  • Sex, Politics, and Putin

    Alexander J. Motyl
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:02 pm
    If you’d like to know one of the reasons for Vladimir Putin’s phenomenal popularity in Russia, pick up Clark University Professor Valerie Sperling’s excellent new book, Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia. Putin’s actual accomplishments are few. He dismantled democracy and muzzled the media. He constructed a fascistoid regime and perverted the very notion of truth. He marginalized the democratic opposition and, at least until recently, crushed the North Caucasus independence movements. He annexed the Crimea and doesn’t know what to do with it. He started a war…
  • The Putin-Santa Letters, 2014

    Alexander J. Motyl
    23 Dec 2014 | 3:07 pm
    The Communist Party of St. Petersburg recently issued a statement to Russian children in which it warned them against the imperialist intentions of the CIA stooge, Santa Claus. (Seriously.) Fortunately, Russia’s ever vigilant president, Vladimir Putin, is already on the case, as the below correspondence (intercepted by Santa Claus’s imperialist intelligence service) reveals. Dear Vlad, Would you happen to know the whereabouts of Viktor Yanukovych? I haven’t heard from him in over a year. Respectfully, Santa Mr. “Santa Claus”: Are you a head of state? No, you are not. Is the North…
 
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    Ziad K Abdelnour

  • Why Washington Is Misunderstood: Why Judgment Is Rare

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    Our elected and political leaders are expected to lead.   Most of all, they are expected to use, not merely their intelligence and their loyalty to their mission, but also their best judgment.   Public leaders are often misunderstood. That is because the core competency of their “job” revolving around good judgment is one shared by very few people.   The average person, even the average employee, rarely exercises what can be called judgment. These people are on a mental auto-pilot. Call them drones, call them zombies, but they are doing predictable, often menial…
  • The Value of Reciprocity

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Life is a two-way street and anyone successful, whether in a personal relationship or in business, and definitely in politics, learns to execute this principle without fail.   There are people who act as if the person who asks them for a favor is committing a grave offense. Such people imagine they are above doing favors — or at the very least, doing favors for you. The problem is that society is about trades, and many relationships are transactional. A non-trader, as it were, will only transaction with you if he “wins” the trade. Recognize this person as the…
  • People Do Business with People.

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    hey say “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”.   I cannot but (finally and after having ruminated the question for years) wholeheartedly agree.   Some of my greatest ideas and projects went nowhere because I didn’t know the right people yet. And some complicated deals went ever so smoothly simply because I knew the “person in charge”.   In my 30 years in business, this famous quote that my father kept repeating to me ever since I was a teenager, is probably the single most potent business lesson that I have learnt.   At the end of the day and no matter…
  • Cronies: Flying The Friendly Skies And Revealing Insider Secrets To The Rest Of Us

    admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    Crony capitalism — the skewed playing field and sometimes the “hidden” second set of rules — is alive and well. Best of all, it’s not even hidden. Thanks to government “sunshine” laws and a lot of other laws mandating public disclosure, a wealth of information is legally required to be disclosed, and you can find it if you know (or hire someone who knows) where to look.   As first reported in the website www.snopes.com, a major commercial real estate broker, CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), on whose board sits Richard Blum, has landed the contract to…
  • 2015 Blockbuster Business Reading Books

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or to catch up on your reading, there are plenty of blockbuster business books I strongly recommend for 2015.   I have collected my favorites of the year which I all read and are guaranteed to not only educate but entertain. They are: ‘Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future’ by Peter Thiel Billionaire Peter Thiel is as well known for being the cofounder of PayPal and first investor in Facebook as he is for being one of Silicon Valley’s prominent freethinkers. “Zero to One” is a concise, fluff-free treatise on the…
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  • Japan probes new 'hostage recording'

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Japan says it is investigating a purported new voice recording of hostage Kenji Goto, who is being held by Islamic State.
  • Inquest hears of Sydney siege deaths

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    The start of the inquest into the Sydney cafe siege hears that hostage Katrina Dawson was killed by fragments of a police bullet or bullets.
  • DfID criticised for agency oversight

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:07 pm
    The Department for International Development has been accused of "unacceptably poor" oversight of a UK-funded development agency.
  • Nintendo halves annual profit target

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Nintendo's operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.
  • Nuclear scientist jailed in US

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:33 pm
    A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.
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  • What Would Happen To Earth If Humans Disappeared All Of The Sudden

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:05 pm
    ... The post What Would Happen To Earth If Humans Disappeared All Of The Sudden appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Now A Plane From Algeria Has Disappeared From Radar Humans And Animals Are Safer Because Of This Genius Invention What It Looks Like To Leave Earth
  • Drone Footage Of The Auschwitz Nazi Concentration Camp Is Really Something To See

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:42 pm
    ... The post Drone Footage Of The Auschwitz Nazi Concentration Camp Is Really Something To See appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: This Drone Footage Of New York City Is Really Awesome Insane Footage of Felix Baumgartner’s Space Jump Here’s Drone Footage Of A Guy Changing A Light Bulb On Top Of A 1500 Tower
  • Key & Peele Added Real Players To This Years East/West Bowl Funny Names Sketch

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    ... The post Key & Peele Added Real Players To This Years East/West Bowl Funny Names Sketch appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Big Ten officially dumps Legends and Leaders, going with East and West division names The SEC West Had A Bad Bowl Season…Was It A Fluke Or Could It Be A Trend? West Virginia Will Start Selling Wine Tonight, That’s A Real Step Up In Sophistication For The Mountaineers
  • Marshawn Lynch’s Saying For The Media Today…”You Know Why I’m Here”

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:16 am
    ... The post Marshawn Lynch’s Saying For The Media Today…”You Know Why I’m Here” appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Marshawn Lynch Answered Every Question “I’m Here So I Won’t Get Fined” At Super Bowl Media Day NFL fines Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for not talking to the media Marshawn Lynch’s Weird Super Bowl Media Day
  • This Basketball Player Went From A Huge Dunk To A Push-Up Position

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    ... The post This Basketball Player Went From A Huge Dunk To A Push-Up Position appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: 5’5″ Basketball Player Trained Himself to Dunk Women’s Basketball Team Trapped In Snow, Karrington Ward Throws Down Huge Dunk, Kentucky Destroyed Kansas Doug Anderson: 360, Between-the-Legs Dunk Wins College Basketball Dunk Contest
 
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  • Bird Flu Outbreak in Nigeria: 11 States Affected

    Ogbodo
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwumi Adesina, on Wednesday confirmed the outbreak of bird flu in 11 states of the federation. Adesina announced that the Federal Government had approved N145 million to compensate farmers affected by the outbreak of the disease. He made the disclosure at an emergency meeting on Avian Influenza with state […] …Read More Via:: BELLA NAIJA The post Bird Flu Outbreak in Nigeria: 11 States Affected appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Kogi govt, British Council train 630 teachers – Daily Times

    Ogbodo
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:54 pm
    by Ibrahim Momohjimoh Kogi State Government said on Wednesday that it had trained 630 teachers on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) through partnership with the British Council. The state governor, Captain Idris Wada, said the … …Read More Via:: NAIJA DALIES The post Kogi govt, British Council train 630 teachers – Daily Times appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Stop indiscriminate arrest of our members, PDP youth tells IGP – Daily Times

    Ogbodo
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:51 pm
    by Ibrahim Momohjimoh The People Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Vanguard, Ajaokuta Local Government branch, has decried the on-going indiscriminate arrest of innocent and law-abiding members of the party in the area and called on the Inspector … …Read More Via:: NAIJA DALIES The post Stop indiscriminate arrest of our members, PDP youth tells IGP – Daily Times appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • 13 years after, eminent Nigerians eulogise Ige – The Nation

    Ogbodo
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:49 pm
    EMINENT Nigerians yesterday showered encomiums on the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige, who was murdered 13 years ago at his Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State, home. Many who attended the memorial lecture told … …Read More Via:: NAIJA DALIES The post 13 years after, eminent Nigerians eulogise Ige – The Nation appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Armed Robbery Attack At UBA Bank ATM In Ado Ekiti, 1 Killed, Robber Arrested

    Ogbodo
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:46 pm
    The news story is brought to you by NaijaGists.com You Are Reading Armed Robbery Attack At UBA Bank ATM In Ado Ekiti, 1 Killed, Robber Arrested Originally posted on NaijaGists.com. Follow www.naijagists.com on Facebook, Twitter News By NaijaGists.com. Visit www.naijagists.com The news story is brought to you by NaijaGists.com You Are Reading Armed Robbery Attack At UBA Bank ATM In Ado Ekiti, 1 Killed, Robber Arrested Originally posted on NaijaGists.com. Follow www.naijagists.com on Facebook, Twitter News By NaijaGists.com. Visit www.naijagists.com Jan 29, 2015 – Armed Robbers Attack UBA…
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  • Watch Espanyol Vs FC Sevilla Live – 23 Jan 2015

    Owais ghori
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:38 am
    Espanyol takes on Sevilla today in the Copa Del Rey Quarterfinal. This is Copa Del Rey Quarterfinal game on 22nd January 2015 commencing at 04:00 PM. All of the sources for the match will be posted on this page approximately half an hour prior to the beginning of the live game. On this page you shall be able to find live stream of Espanyol vs Sevilla using an external link to high quality official streaming providers. If you are willing to watch this match live online then you can watch by just click online mentioned below. Watch Espanyol Vs Sevilla Live Here Probable Lineup Sevilla:…
  • Malaga vs Real Madrid 29 Nov 2014

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

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

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

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

  • Man Kills Friend Over Sachet Dry Gin In Lagos

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

    Okusaga Jumoke
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:26 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment BRUSSELS (AFP) – Belgian police arrested 13 people during a dozen raids overnight, smashing plot to kill police officers “in public roads and in police stations”, prosecutors said Friday. Two Islamist suspects were shot dead during a gun battle after one of the police raids in the eastern town of Verviers on Thursday night. “The group was on the verge of carrying out terrorist attacks to kill police officers in public roads and in police stations,” spokesman Eric Van der Sijpt told…
  • U.S Lawmakers Urge Obama To Help End Boko Haram Rampage

    Okusaga Jumoke
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:52 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment U.S lawmakers in Washington have called on Barrack Obama’s administration to engage Nigeria in a more serious and sustained military effort to end the Boko Haram rampage. The concerns of the lawmakers was raised following the brutal and murderous rate the Islamist militant group has been steadily gaining ground, inflicting a streak of shocking atrocities that have drawn the world’s condemnation. Fox News Disclosed this yesterday that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, said. “If we don’t stop it in its…
  • NIGERIA: Panic As Bird Flu Hits Lagos And Kano States

    Okusaga Jumoke
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria has announced new cases of Avian Influenza also known as Bird flu. In a statement released yesterday January 15th, the ministry said that there has been an increasing number of deaths of poultry animals in two poultry farms and live bird markets in Lagos and Kano. Avian influenza is a type of viral disease affiliated to birds only and is an infectious disease. Test conducted on the dead birds at the National Veterinary Research…
  • NIGERIA: Fire Guts Eko Market Marina, Lagos Island

    Okusaga Jumoke
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:09 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Berlin (Eko) Market in Broad street Marina on the Lagos Island was razed by heavy fire, Friday morning. According to several eye witnesses, the fire was reported to have started at around 4am in a building location around FCMB and CBN building. As at 7am, the Firefighters were still struggling to put the fire off. Many buildings have reportedly been affected, cause of the fire is yet to be revealed and no reported loss of life at the time of report. This isn’t the first case of markets in Lagos…
 
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    News Fever

  • What if Google Goes down for 5 Minutes?

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

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

    Welby Writers
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    Bill and Melinda GatesWe all know about the work of Mr. Bill Gates in the field of IT. But he is also a life changer for poor people and orphans. Initially, Bill was completely focused on Establishing the computer and networking system in the whole world. But what were the things which changed Bill Gates and forced him to aid poor persons in the world?Recently "Melinda Gates", wife of Mr. Bill Gates, gave an interview to a journalist "Charlie Rose" in which she claimed that Bill Gates was paying all attention in establishing the IT and computing. He started paying attention towards the…
  • AB de Villiers Scored Fastest ODI Century on Just 31 Balls

    Welby Writers
    18 Jan 2015 | 6:13 am
    AB de Villiers has scored 149 runs of just 44 balls today at Johannesburg in the ODI match of WI vs SA by hitting 16 sixes and 9 fours! He scored 100 of only 31 balls, the fastest century ever in the ODI by any player.The stadium of Johannesburg was cheering throughout the game today when their home team was smashing the bowlers of WI out of park. The SA dominated the game throughout the day from the very start. At first, the toss was held which was won by team WI who choose to bowl first. They would never have imagined that their decision will prove this much wrong. The batsmen of SA came on…
  • Asian Teams Squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

    asil jalal
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    All the 14 teams participating the world cup have revealed their squads, there have been many debated on whether who would have been included or excluded. The world cup is going to be a tough one for the Asian teams mostly due to the tough conditions of Australia and New Zealand.Lets have a look at the squads of Asian Teams for the World Cup:AFGHANISTANThe world cup will be a very special one for Afghanistan cricket and the nation, as this will be Afghanistan's first appearance in the World Cup.Afghanistan is led by Muhammad Nabi a very special player. The squad includes some senior players…
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    CANONCLAST

  • FACT: LA Times slams ‘hypocrite’ liberals who slam thrifty Joni Ernst

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

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

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

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

    Staff
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:53 am
    With every day that passes, Kendall Jenner seems to be growing finer and finer. On top of that, she’s getting better at being a real tease. Here’s the latest selfie Jenner shared with the world, and we had to re-share it here on Canonclast, for obvious reasons. Yes, it is that good.
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  • Top 10 Best Keychains For Women Most Reviews in 2015

    sophy
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    For men, a bag is a bag, and a cell phone is a cell phone. But, for women, either a bag or a cell phone, it is a cute little thing. It has to be lovely. And, it takes some accessories for that. Mostly seen, to make their bag or cellphone looks lovely and cute, many women choose to have some extra keychains, and it does make the phone or bag look much better with those keychains. However, because there are so many of them on the market, you may find it hard to pick up the best ones, so we have selected the top 10 best keychains which have received most and best reviews for you. 1. Real Fox Fur…
  • Top 10 Best Car Passenger Side Replacement Mirror Glasses

    sophy
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:49 am
    By time, things get old or broken, especially what we use everyday like our car. If you are not rush to get a new one, you will not need to at all. There are plenty of its accessories and replacement you can find on the market. For now, we will review the passenger side mirror glasses. It is the very common replacement each car needs because those passengers side mirror could have scratches or even be broken quite easily. To make you easier to pick up the right one, we have selected the top 10 best car passenger side replacement mirror glasses to review in this article. 1. Fit System 80087…
  • Top 10 Best Toyota Camry Hubcaps With Most Reviews

    sophy
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:11 am
    2015 has just began and instead of changing your toy, you may want to upgrade your car. Attaching a new awesome looking accessories might make you feel very exciting old car. One of the exterior accessories which could change the way you see your car is its hubcaps. For the new year, a lot of new design of Hubcaps have been released to the market. And, if you are really looking for new hubcaps for your Toyota Camry, the top 10 best Hubcaps to consider are selected below. 1. Drive Accessories KT-1000-16S/L, Toyota Camry, 16″ Silver Replica Wheel Cover, (Set of 4) Among all, the best…
  • Top 5 most Beautiful and Sexiest Youngest Indian Actresses

    sophy
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Indian actresses are indeed one of the most beautiful and sexiest celebrities in the world. They have faces and bodies that people want to stare at. They are not only brilliant actresses, but they are also beautiful women who have captured the hearts of viewers around the globe. Here is the list of the  Top 5 most Beautiful and Sexiest Youngest Indian Actresses 5. Kriti Sanon The first Indian beauty in the list is Kriti Sanon. She was born on July 27, 1990. She is known as a successful movie actress as well as an in-demand fashion model. After her career in modeling, Kriti Sanon tried her…
  • Top 10 The Best Countries for Dating in the world

    sophy
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    Dating is part of human mating process that involves two people meeting for companionship or beyond friendship level with the aim of each assessing the other’s suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship. There are various ways to meet potential dates including dating websites, office romance, speed dating, blind dates, social networking and many others. A study has shown that many internet users find their partners online and they end up in marriage. In the 21 century online dating is the life of the party but other countries seems to have perfected in this art. 1. UK UK is…
 
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  • Jordan ready to free suicide bomber if pilot released

    IANS
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    Amman: Jordan Wednesday said it is ready to release a female suicide bomber if the Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group is freed. In a statement on Jordan TV, the country’s minister of state for media affairs said Jordan was ready to release Sajida Rishawi if the Jordanian pilot was set free, Xinhua news agency reported. On Tuesday, Jordanian Armed Forces said they were working on verifying the authenticity of a video released by the IS earlier in the day. According to the unverified video, Japanese hostage Kenji Goto said the IS would only release him if…
  • ISIS appoints former Taliban commander as its Af-Pak chief

    PTI
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:47 am
    Islamabad: Dreaded Islamic State militant group has appointed a breakaway Taliban commander as its chief in Khurasan, a historic name used by militants for an area covering Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of India. In a video posted online, Islamic State (IS) commander Abu Muhammad Al-Adni confirmed the name of former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesperson Hafiz Saeed Khan as the Amir (chief) of the Khurasan, potentially extending the group’s influence into South Asia and challenging al-Qaeda leadership. Saeed, 42, appeared in a video ten days ago to announce his defection from…
  • US state executes prisoner with reported mental disability

    PTI
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:25 am
    Atlanta: The US state of Georgia has executed Warren Hill, a prisoner with reported intellectual disabilities who was sentenced to death for the murder of his cellmate in 1990. Hill, a 54-year-old African-American, was executed with a lethal injection at Jackson prison Tuesday, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. Minutes before the execution, the US Supreme Court denied a stay of execution requested by the defence on grounds of Hill’s intellectual disability. “Today, the court has unconscionably allowed a grotesque miscarriage of justice to occur in…
  • Mumbai attack case: Pak ATC adjourns trial till Feb 3

    PTI
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:49 am
    Islamabad: Prosecution in the 2008 Mumbai attack today failed to produce the record of the case involving seven suspects, including mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, forcing Pakistan’s new anti-terrorism court to adjourn the hearing till February 3. The prosecution told the recently-established Anti- Terrorism Court (II), Islamabad that the record of the case had been with the Islamabad High Court in connection with Lakhvi’s bail case. “The government has challenged Lakhvi’s bail in the IHC and the case record is with the high court and it will be produced in the next…
  • Ethnic Indian killed in police custody, Malaysian court says

    PTI
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:44 am
    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian court today ruled that the death of a jobless ethnic Indian man in police custody in 2013 was due to injuries after being physically assaulted by fellow inmates and cops on duty. Judge Jagjit Singh Bant Singh said in Seremban near here that the victim 43-year-old P Karuna Nithi sustained 49 external injuries due to assault by blunt objects. “The court finds that the deceased’s death was due to physical assaults, abuses and unlawful acts of persons unknown inclusive of police officers and other detainees in the lock up where the deceased was…
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  • Top 10 Celebrity Responses to Bill Cosby Rumours

    alex noudelman
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Bill Cosby is a well-respected educator, actor and comedian. He played Heathcliff Huxtable on the long running “The Cosby Show” Recently, a firestorm of controversial reports has surrounded him. Multiple women have come forward allegedly claiming that Cosby sexually assaulted them, with alleged incidents dating as far back as 1969. One of those women was 15 at the time of the alleged crime. Here are ten celebrity reactions to the allegations.   10. Chris Rock “I don’t know what to say. What do you say? I hope it’s not true. That’s all you can say. I…
  • Top 10 Uses of Tooth Brush

    alex noudelman
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    After your toothbrush has done its duty for your dental needs, it may still have other uses around the house until it is completely worn out. Instead of throwing it into the trash bin, why not spin it in the dishwasher and reuse it in your cleaning jobs. From removing grease to cleaning small appliances, check out these top 10 uses for your old toothbrush.   10. Jewelry Brush Your bracelets, necklaces and rings may be collecting dust and dirt especially if you use it every day. You can clean it and restore its sparkle and shine by using an old toothbrush in order to reach those curves…
  • Top 10 Things Non-Productive Sales People Do With Their Time

    alex noudelman
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    Only 37% of Best Salespeople Are Effective. According to an article written in Harvard Business Review, CEOs are spending massive amounts of money on their sales force, but getting no real ROI.  Only one in three working salespeople is considered to be always effective. We weren’t surprised to read the article, but continue to be shocked by why so many very smart c-suite execs continue to invest their time and money in hiring and retaining people who can’t meet expectations. Given that salespeople often “waste” 20+ minutes on non-productive activities, I thought about…
  • Top 10 Shocking Celebrity DUI Arrests

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    With the year 2014 behind us, it’s time to examine some of the mischief some of our favorite celebrities have caused….starting with this list of top 10 most shocking celebrity DUI arrests. Enjoy, take comfort and be pleased that you did not make it on this top 10 list of celebrity DUIs.   10. Justin Bieber Great singer Justin Bieber was captured on suspicion of most shocking celebrities DUI arrests in January, 2014, much to the disappointment of his army of reliable “Beliebers.” Bieber’s capture likewise involved driving with a expired permit and opposing capture in a…
  • Top 10 Most Popular Casinos in the World

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Here is a list of the ten most popular, famous casinos in the world. Don’t hesitate to visit these attractions for the fun of it or for the experience, but remember to play within your limit.   10. Bellagio (Las Vegas): Perhaps, this is the most glamorous casino in the world with some of best gaming staff employed. Owned by MGM Resorts International, Bellagio first opened its doors in October, 1998. Partnering with World Poker Tour, the casino has hundreds of slot machines with non stop gambling. High stake games of poker players are organized in a lavishing room containing 40…
 
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  • Landfill program to benefit Southside residents

    Patrick Jones
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Wednesday, January 28, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation headed by Minister Anthony Martinez is spearheading a project on Southside Belize City to provide landfill to residents of the Port Loyola, Lake Independence, Collet and Pickstock divisions to alleviate conditions of low-lying yards inundated by rains. This morning the Minister of State in the Ministry and Lake Independence area representative Mark King kicked off his leg of the project a few days ahead of schedule. King expects that for the next three months in…
  • PUP National Executive updates on Marco Tulio Mendez allegations

    Patrick Jones
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Wednesday, January 28, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Late this evening a meeting of the National Executive of the People’s United Party (PUP) concluded and leader Francis Fonseca addressed the press downstairs of Independence Hall. One of the topics on the agenda were the swirling allegations of impropriety against Orange Walk East area representative Dr. Marco Tulio Mendez, which have reportedly now expanded to include reported criminal reports of indecent sexual assault on minors. Police have made no formal statements and the matter is “evolving and fluid” in the words of…
  • Rights inclusion conference underway in Belize City

    Patrick Jones
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    Wednesday, January 28, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: WIN-Belize in conjunction with UNIBAM is hosting a rights inclusion conference at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City. The purpose of the conference according Caleb Orozco is to follow up on legislation and policies that protect the rights of citizens of the LGBT community and other vulnerable populations including those living with HIV and AIDS. We followed up with Orozco on the lengthy delay of the decision Supreme Court on his lawsuit related to Section 53 of the Criminal Code which was heard in May, 2013 but for which a…
  • Muslim convention set for this weekend in Belize City

    Patrick Jones
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    Wednesday, January 28, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Ahmadiyyah Muslim community in Belize is hosting the first ever convention of members of the community in Belize on Saturday at the ITVETT compound on Freetown Road. It boats of having the fastest growing membership among the 73 sects of Islam which it attributes to its modern approach and emphasis on promoting and proselytizing a pure and pristine form of the religion started by the Prophet Mohammed. At a briefing with the press this morning, visiting leaders said that they distance themselves and condemn the actions of more traditionalist…
  • Concerns raised over alleged abduction attempt in the north

    Patrick Jones
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:38 pm
    Tuesday, January 28, 2015. BMG: Police in Corozal are following up on reports of what has been reported locally as an attempted abduction of an underage girl. The incident is reported to have happened last Wednesday night when, according to reports we have received, a man in a white vehicle tried to lure the girl into a white vehicle. Belize Media Group has obtained a copy of some surveillance footage from a business establishment which appears to the incident in question. The video shows the girl exiting the shop and walk down the street.  Shortly after, a white vehicle is seen driving up,…
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  • Israel and Hezbollah Prepare for War

    andyc
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    Israel has vowed a “disproportionate” response after two IDF soldiers were killed and seven wounded by an anti-tank missile fired by Hezbollah in the Har Dov area near the Lebanon border.
  • What Do They Know? Why Are So Many Of The Super Wealthy Preparing Bug Out Locations?

    andyc
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:03 am
    A lot of ultra-rich people are quietly preparing to “bug out” when the time comes. They are buying survival properties, they are buying farms in far away countries and they are buying deep underground bunkers. In fact, a prominent insider at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland says that “very powerful people are telling us they’re scared” and he shocked his audience when he revealed that he knows “hedge fund managers all over the world who are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand”.
  • Davos Economist: Elite Are Afraid of Ferguson-Style Riots

    andyc
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:53 am
    Davos economist Robert Johnson, who made headlines this week for revealing that the wealthy are buying secret hideaways as a hedge against global instability, warned in a subsequent interview that the elite are also afraid of more riots in the mould of Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Forget Scientology, celebs are now falling for an even more sinister ‘religion’: Introducing the Satanic sex cult that’s snaring stars such as Peaches Geldof

    andyc
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    Richard Price Taken at face value it was an innocent enough remark, encouraging friends to explore ‘a belief system to apply to day-to-day life to attain peacefulness’. But when Peaches Geldof chose to share her ‘religious’ convictions with her 148,000 followers on Twitter, it lifted the lid on a much more sinister world than first ...
  • UK Government Announces Plan to Remotely Control Vehicles

    andyc
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    The UK government today announced a plan to remotely control vehicles on roads using wi-fi technology in order to reduce traffic and offset global warming, the latest manifestation of the ‘Internet of Things’ that will stir up concern amongst privacy advocates.
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    News Arena 24

  • Lions vs. Cowboys Live Stream TV Info

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

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

    Mostofa Zaman
    29 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    This is the 1st match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Welcome here to get the ICC 2015 most recent news. Sri Lanka vs New Zealand full match preview. Match Preview: Match 1, Pool A, Team: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Vanue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Date: Saturday, February 14th, 2015 Time: 11:00 ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Team Sri Lanka Squad: Angelo Mathews (Captain), T.M Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena, Lahiru Thirimanne (V.Capt), Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga (Subject to fitness), Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan…
  • Time To Entertain with International Friendly Soccer

    Mostofa Zaman
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Today on 18th November the most important match begin to start. The world cup qualifying team and non qualifying team both are participating this international friendly soccer match. The World cup champion Germany is going to play with 2010 world cup champion Spain. Both of team has been prepared for this match. On the other site the 2014 runners  up team Argentina will face Portugal. Team Brazil, England, France, USA, Sweden, Uruguay will also participating to this tournament. Here is full fixture: 22:00     Slovakia vs Finland 23:00     Belarus vs Mexico 23:00     Greece vs Serbia…
  • A Terrible Road Accident On Bonpara Highway 36 people Killed

    Mostofa Zaman
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:36 am
    A terrible road accident took place at Razzak junction on Natore Sirajgonj highway on 20-OCT-2014. Two buses carrying a good number of passengers collides head on which snatched away about 36 people on the spot. The injured were sent to different government and non government hospitals for treatment. It is learned that Rajshahi bound passenger coach keya paribahan hit another local bus named Athoi paribahan hit coming from the opposite direction while it was overtaking a truck. Two buses collided in a vehement sound. In a moment the entire area turned into a place of screaming and groaning.
 
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  • Xiaomi MI5 is Finally Gets Unboxing & Hands-on!!

    xreporter
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:31 am
    Yes, you heard it right. Xiaomi MI4 which launched before few months was never unboxed by anyone else due to limited stock and other issues. Now here’s one guy from[...] The post Xiaomi MI5 is Finally Gets Unboxing & Hands-on!! appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Xiaomi India Ban Partially Lifted by Delhi High Court

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

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

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

    xreporter
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Whatsapp just got update and the new feature have been added. People all over the world started calling this new feature as blue tick! Yes, it does what you were[...] The post What is Blue Ticks in WhatsApp? appeared first on WorldXNews.
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  • Malaysia Old Coin Value

    Afym
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:54 am
    Malaysia Old Coin Value – Every little thing you have as most likely some sort of value connected to it. Occasionally this value is established on exactly how you really feel regarding a certain item, while other things are provided values appointed by others. The very same applies to old coins and also other coins [...] The post Malaysia Old Coin Value appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • Batiste Dry Shampoo Review

    Afym
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Batiste Dry Shampoo Review – Batiste dry shampoo review Malaysia. Review 1: Works well, yet scents cool – I have actually tried several of the dry hair shampoos on the market and think that Batiste is hands-down the most effective value for the cash. It functions well on my super-super-oily hair (when I state incredibly, [...] The post Batiste Dry Shampoo Review appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • Ayurslim Review – Himalaya AyurSlim Reviews

    Afym
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    Ayurslim Review – Himalaya AyurSlim Reviews. I got weight already sigh. Last time my weight preserve at 50kgs I think that is normal, lately it begin to raise like 53.5 kilograms or worst the scale keep rising. Oh no! I must do something … Beginning of April, I started taking this Himalaya AyurSlim hope it [...] The post Ayurslim Review – Himalaya AyurSlim Reviews appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • Emotional Abuse Silent Treatment

    Afym
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:37 am
    Emotional Abuse Silent Treatment – Is the silent treatment abuse? is silent treatment in a relationship emotional abuse? Keep reading. We have all experienced lots of kinds of abuse but the least discussed is “The mind video game” otherwise called the silent treatment; ie deliberately neglected to create damage to one more persons psychological well [...] The post Emotional Abuse Silent Treatment appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • Nexcare Acne Patch

    Afym
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Nexcare Acne Spot – I Might Be The Last One To Restore with the 3M Nexcare Acne Spot. I vow I’m the last individual worldwide to discover the acne breaking wonder that is the 3M Nexcare Acne Patch. In my defence, I did not have much need for this in recent times. Spots were obediently [...] The post Nexcare Acne Patch appeared first on BloggerSnop.
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  • Discussing The Need To Counter Nuclear Terrorism

    News With Chai
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:37 am
    “An unconventional threat requires an unconventional response…  we face a new dimension in the fight against terrorism.”  ~ IAEA Director General Mohamed El Baradei~ Introduction We all are aware with the definition of nuclear weapons but factually they are “weapons of mass destruction (WMD) that are powered by nuclear reaction.” They have the ability reduce … Continue reading →
  • “Unleashing the Rural Voice of India”: ‘News With Chai’ Launches Project Urvi

    Subhendu Maity
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:22 am
    “India lives in its villages“, declared M. K. Gandhi at the beginning of 20th century. According to the 2011 Census of India, 68.84% of Indians live in 640,867 different villages. The size of these villages varies considerably. 236,004 Indian villages have a population of fewer than 500, while 3,976 villages have a population of 10,000+. [Source: … Continue reading →
  • Yeh Hain Mumbai Meri Jaan!

    News With Chai
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:51 am
    Mumbai (/mʊmˈbaɪ/; also known as Bombay) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, most populous metropolitan area in India, and the eighth most populous city in the world, with an estimated city population of 18.4 million and metropolitan area population of 20.7 million as … Continue reading →
  • Color, Tea Bags & A Lil’ Bit Of Love!

    News With Chai
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:06 pm
    One morning, our twitter notifications presented us a masterpiece-of-an-art-made-out-out-of-used-tea-bags! Our day began. It was a message from Ritu Dua from Dubai. A series of communications followed. Today, we present you the story behind and beyond the twitter notification! Decades ago, Albert Einstein has said, “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – … Continue reading →
  • Understanding Climate Change

    News With Chai
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:27 pm
    It is without a doubt that the Earth climate changes from time to time, but now it is changing from time to time, which many scientists consider unnatural. Inspite of the entire if’s and but’s, I think “we” are the problem. Now we witness rapid climate changes like the high sea levels, global temperature rise, … Continue reading →
 
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  • Risoto de Camarão

    inboox
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Ingredientes Para o caldo Cascas de 1 kg de camarão 1 cenoura 1 cebola grande 2 tomates 3 talos de salsão ou aipo 4 talos de salsinha 1 folha grande de cebolinha Pimenta do reino a gosto Sal a gosto 2 litros de água Para o risoto 1 kg de camarão fresco Azeite q.b. 1/2 cebola média ralada ou picadinha 2 e 1/2 xícaras de arroz para risoto (arbório; carnaroli) 1/2 xícara de chá de vinho (ou saquê) O caldo de camarão (acima) 1 colher de sopa de manteiga Queijo parmesão ralado na hora a gosto Curry a gosto MODO DE PREPARO Bom primeiro limpe os camarões. Deixe de molho por uns 30…
  • Sorvete de Nutella

    inboox
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Ingredientes 500g de creme de leite fresco 350g de Nutella Modo de Preparo Aqueça o creme de leite fresco em uma panela sem deixar ferver. Em um recipiente, coloque a Nutella e adicione o creme de leite aquecido aos poucos sem parar de mexer, até tudo ficar homogêneo (eu peguei o mixer e dei uma batidinha pra ajudar!) Deixe esfriar completamente na geladeira. Depois disso, basta seguir as instruções da sua sorveteira. Demora de 20-25 minutos pra bater e ficar pronto. Conserve no freezer em recipiente fechado. Dica: O bowl deve ficar 12 horas no freezer!
  • Manual de como não odiar o Big Brother Brasil

    Willamys Guthyers
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Com a estreia da nova edição do Big Brother Brasil vários fanáticos do programa só publicam sobre as pessoas que estão no reality show, além deles surgem os ‘haters’ do BBB, aqueles que não querem ouvir falar sobre o programa, desqualificam a sua qualidade e até xingam aqueles que assistem. Por esse motivo resolvi publicar um manual para as pessoas que odeiam tanto esse reality e que estejam interessadas em acabar com esse preconceito. Odiar o BBB não é uma coisa de outro mundo, podemos chamar de síndrome de empatia por um programa de TV, muitos tem essa síndrome com…
  • As melhores festas do Réveillon de João Pessoa

    inboox
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Réveillon João Pessoa 2015 Muitas pessoas estão a procura de uma boa festa para passar o seu réveillon, seja essa festa paga ou não, e em João Pessoa-PB teremos diversas opções de eventos da virada do ano 2014 para 2015. Entre as opções estão festividades na orla, em bares, boates e eventos voltado para o público LGBT*. *LGBT Sigla de Lésbicas, Gays, Bissexuais, Travestis e Transexuais. Réveillon Lovina O Bar Lovina situado na praia ponta de campina irá realizar o Réveillon Lovina com Open Bar de diversas bebidas e Open Food, a festa terá atrações de renome como  Jammil e…
  • Horóscopo das Séries: Matt Stokoe – Capricórnio

    inboox
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Matt Stokoe   O ator inglês Matt Stokoe ficou conhecido por seu papel nas séries “Misfits” e “The Village”, ele nasceu na cidade de Durham na Inglaterra no dia 13 de janeiro de 1989, sendo do signo de capricórnio. Matt foi descoberto na série “Os Borgias” após terminar os estudos no Teatro Nacional da Juventude em Londres. Em Misfits Matt interpretou o sexy barman Alex que namora a personagem de Jess na quinta temporada da série, seu personagem tem uma vagina entre as pernas chamadas de “Mangina” pelos fãs. Após se afastar da…
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  • Gunmen storm Libyan Hotel takes people hostage

    Nairobi News
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:15 am
    Gunmen storm Libyan Hotel takes people hostage Gunmen storm Libyan Hotel and takes hostages. It was reported that gunmen wearing bullet proof vest stormed the Luxury hotel killing three guards. Shooters stormed an extravagance Libyan lodging prevalent with outsiders Tuesday, killing no less than three gatekeepers and taking prisoners, a security official said. Essam Al-Naas, a representative for a Tripoli security office, ... The post Gunmen storm Libyan Hotel takes people hostage appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
  • iPhone takes 25% customer base from Samsung!

    Nairobi News
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    iPhone takes 25% customer base from Samsung! iPhone takes 25% customer base from Samsung in the United States of America, new study shows. LG came in third with 11% of the total market share. One in every two cell phones enactment in US from October 1 to December 31 was iphone, as indicated by a study report. The review report of customer ... The post iPhone takes 25% customer base from Samsung! appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
  • Kajiado central aspirant ditches Jubilee alliance

    Nairobi News
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:50 am
    Kajiado central aspirant ditches Jubilee alliance Kajiado central aspirant ditches Jubilee alliance for ODM. The aspirant who is Mr Memusi has ditched Jubilee for Orange democratic movement citing irregularity. Kajiado aspirant ditches Jubilee alliance for Orange Democratic movement. Mr Memusi Kanchori ditched Jubilee alliance citing that there was biasness in the way aspirants were voted in. Mumusi Kanchori who was eyeing ... The post Kajiado central aspirant ditches Jubilee alliance appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
  • Angola embassy now officially opened in Nairobi.

    Nairobi News
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:49 am
    Angola embassy now officially opened in Nairobi. Angola embassy now officially opened in Nairobi a week after Kenya said it would start a diplomatic mission in Luanda. The move is part the provisions in three agreements the Kenyan government signed with Angola following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit to Luanda in June 2014. Angolan government officials led by the President of the Angolan ... The post Angola embassy now officially opened in Nairobi. appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
  • WhatsApp Messenger now on your web browser!

    Nairobi News
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    WhatsApp Messenger now on your web browser! WhatsApp Messenger can now be accessed on your web browser! This web portal service will be the same as the usual App service. The most popular instant messaging service WhatsApp has just launched a web version that allows users to send and receive messages from their web browser. The company on its blog post wrote ... The post WhatsApp Messenger now on your web browser! appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
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  • What Is The Legitimate Role Of Government In A Free Society?

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

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

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

    David Malone
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:50 pm
      Countless attempts throughout the ages have been made to prove the existence of God. If there be a God, why does he hide himself to such a degree that modern science cannot find a scintilla of empirical evidence as to His hiding place or why He chooses to stay there? But is science the only accepted bearer of manifestation?  Merriam-Webster defines science as : “knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation.” According to the Hebrew Bible and both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, God is…
  • Obama Has Disdain For Our Military – It Appears The Feeling Is Mutual

    David Malone
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Our commander-in -chief has shown many times his disrespect and disdain for our brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our country. In sharp contrast to Obama’s oath to defend the Constitution of the United States, our magnanimous soldiers take their oath seriously. More seriously, in fact, than any elected official as they prove the sincerity of their oaths by agreeing to die if that is what it takes to fulfill their duty. Well, as it turns out the knife cuts both ways. Our military is not very enamored with their commander-in-chief, either. The latest poll…
 
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