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  • High winds knock out power to 1000s of households

    Yle Uutiset | News |
    23 May 2015 | 1:26 am
    High winds have cut electricity supplies in several parts of South Savo. During the morning hours on Saturday, as many as 3,200 households supplied by the utilities Järvi-Suomen Energia and Savon Voima were without power."More problems may arise as the wind downs trees. High gusts of wind are forecast to continue into Saturday evening, but the wind should die down by tomorrow," Mika Huttu of Järvi-Suomen Energia told Yle.Huttu said that power will likely be restored to all his company's customers no later than on Sunday."While the high winds continue, the damage situation may…
  • Is it summer yet?

    Yle Uutiset | News |
    23 May 2015 | 1:01 am
    This year, the daily weather during May has been usually unsettled. Some parts of the country have received exceptionally high levels of precipitation which has caused flooding and delayed farmers' access to their fields. May has also been more windy than normal, something that, for example, cyclists have been keenly aware of.May usually includes extended periods of dry weather and warm temperatures, making it ideal for farmers sowing fields or homeowners painting houses. Last year was a case in point, when temperatures in mid-May shot up to as high as 30°C. Not so this year.Typically,…
  • Studiocanal & Switzerland’s Impuls Enter Output Deal – Cannes

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    Nancy Tartaglione
    23 May 2015 | 1:40 am
    Following a strong Cannes market that saw it virtually sell out on Nick Park's prehistoric stop-frame feature Early Man, Studiocanal has entered an output deal with Switzerland’s Impuls Pictures. Impuls will now have Swiss distribution rights to all Studiocanal International Productions. The deal includes Early Man and other upcoming titles like Bastille Day with Idris Elba; Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong drama The Program; We Are Your Friends starring Zac Efron; 3D…
  • Russia rising; tiny Finland preps 1 million strong standing army

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    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    22 May 2015 | 2:36 pm
    What may come as a surprise to many Americans is that there really was a nation that once defeated the much feared Soviet Union's dreaded Red Army. And what may come as an additional unknown fact is that...
  • Continuing Executions in North Korea

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    Gordon G. Chang
    22 May 2015 | 12:52 pm
    General Hyon Yong Chol, North Korea’s defense minister, was executed at a military academy near Pyongyang “around” April 30th, at least according to South Korea’s National Intelligence Service. Some analysts contend the NIS report is implausible, but, whether it is accurate or not, there has been an evident acceleration in the pace of executions. The deaths suggest to others that the Kim family regime is no longer stable. There are experts who believe Hyon is still alive. He was featured in a documentary aired by North Korean state media on May 14th. Normally, the airing would be…
 
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    BBC News - Home

  • Gillespie would take England job

    23 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie would take the England head coach job if it is offered by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
  • Hamilton takes first Monaco pole

    23 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    Lewis Hamilton scores pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time in his career in convincing style.
  • Sex claims hit S Lanka women cricket

    23 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    Members of Sri Lanka's women's cricket team were forced to perform sexual favours to keep their places in the team, the sports ministry says.
  • Palmyra and the logic of loss

    23 May 2015 | 5:58 am
    The outcry over the threat to the ruins at Palmyra does not trivialise human suffering in Syria - it points to the importance of sites as symbols of a united past, writes Dr David Roberts.
  • Iraq volunteers start Ramadi push

    23 May 2015 | 5:53 am
    About 3,000 militia members in Iraq begin moving against Islamic State militants after the fall of the city of Ramadi last week, officials say.
 
 
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    Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

  • Senate rejects compromise bill on surveillance

    Mike DeBonis, Ellen Nakashima
    23 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Senators left Capitol Hill early Saturday morning without taking action to extend or replace a controversial surveillance program set to expire at month’s end, paralyzed by a debate over the proper balance between civil liberties and national security.Read full article >>
  • New trial likely for man convicted of killing intern Chandra Levy

    Keith L. Alexander, Mary Pat Flaherty
    22 May 2015 | 8:13 pm
    The man convicted in the 2001 killing of federal intern Chandra Levy is likely to get a new trial after prosecutors on Friday dropped their long-standing opposition to defense efforts to have a new jury hear the case.Read full article >>
  • Obama wins trade victory in the Senate

    Paul Kane
    22 May 2015 | 7:04 pm
    President Obama won a big victory for his trade agenda Friday with the Senate’s approval of fast-track legislation that could make it easier for him to complete a wide-ranging trade deal that would include 11 Pacific Rim nations.Read full article >>
  • Newest crop of college grads may find underemployment easing a bit

    Ylan Q. Mui
    22 May 2015 | 6:38 pm
    It was one of the most iconic symbols of post-recession America: the college graduate working as a coffee shop barista, carrying a mountain of student debt and a bachelor's degree into a job that ordinarily would have required only a high school education. Almost half of recent grads, in fact, were in jobs that didn’t match their experience.Read full article >>
  • Editorial: Jason Rezaian faces trial in Iran

    Editorial Board
    22 May 2015 | 6:33 pm
    JASON REZAIAN, a journalist who was born and raised in California, moved to Iran in 2008 with the hope of promoting a better understanding of his father’s homeland. After joining The Post in 2012, he wrote about political and economic issues but also took on such subjects as Iranian baseball. He earned the respect of senior officials: Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, has called him “a friend” and “a good reporter.”Read full article >>
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    The Atlantic Photo

  • Photos of the Week: 5/16-5/22 (35 photos)

    22 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    This week we have photos of an 80-foot-high tire in Michigan, dozens of Siberian students smashed into a car, two volcanic eruptions, yet another nail house in China, synchronized swimmers in a pond at the Chelsea Flower Show, a view from the top of the 104-story One World Trade Center, cows on the beach along the Mediterranean, a solar halo above Mexico, and much more. Stagehands carry dismantled set pieces from the "Late Show" with David Letterman stage outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan, New York, on May 21, 2015, after the taping of his final show. (Stephanie Keith…
  • The Spectacular Seda Monastery (23 photos)

    21 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    High in a treeless valley in China's remote Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture lies the the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world. Founded in 1980, the Seda Larung Wuming Tibetan Buddhist Institute consists of a few main buildings and a tens of thousands of small dormitories built on the surrounding hillsides. At any given time, the Institute houses up to 40,000 monks and nuns who come from different schools of Tibetan Buddhism: Nyingma, Gelug, Sakya and Kagyu. Students usually take six years to complete the formal training. Higher levels of training can take 13 years. Seda…
  • An Oil Spill Fouls the California Coastline (17 photos)

    20 May 2015 | 8:07 am
    An oil pipeline burst yesterday, spilling an estimated 21,000 gallons (79,500 liters) of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California. The oil slick spread at least four miles along Refugio State Beach by sunset, as emergency response and cleanup crews converged on the scene. The pipeline was secured hours after the discovery of the spill, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. An oil slick spreads along the coast of Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, after an oil pipeline ruptured on May 19, 2015. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)
  • The Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 35 Years Ago (32 photos)

    18 May 2015 | 12:18 pm
    On May 18, 1980, 35 years ago today, an earthquake struck below the north face of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, triggering the largest landslide in recorded history and a major volcanic eruption that scattered ash across a dozen states. The sudden lateral blast—heard hundreds of miles away—removed 1,300 feet off the top of the volcano, sending shockwaves and pyroclastic flows across the surrounding landscape, flattening forests, melting snow and ice, and generating massive mudflows. A total of 57 people lost their lives in the disaster. This anniversary always hits home…
  • Photos of the Week: 5/9-5/15 (35 photos)

    15 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    This week, we have photographs of jet-men flying over Dubai, a spring snowstorm in Colorado, archery in the Amazon, airstrikes in Yemen, rebuilding in Nepal, migrant ships adrift in the Andaman sea and the Mediterranean, B-25 bombers over Washington, D.C., the Victory Day parade in Moscow, and much more. A young Thai man jumps in the air and cheers as his rocket takes off at the Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival on May 10, 2015, in Yasothon, Thailand. During the Bun Bang Fai rocket festival, Thai residents launch enormous home-made rockets into the air to gain Buddhist merit and to celebrate the…
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Look smarter by ditching these 15 words

    Kate Rinsema
    22 May 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Who wants to look more intelligent? The post Look smarter by ditching these 15 words appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Deaf Russian dancer’s hypnotizing finger tutting routine [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    22 May 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Being deaf doesn't affect the beauty of Russian dancer Andrei Dragunov's moves, whether they're performed with his feet or his hands. The post Deaf Russian dancer’s hypnotizing finger tutting routine [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Cat pranks dog [video]

    Josh Urich
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    George the Cat is one sneaky feline. He set up his canine companion with a ridiculously elaborate prank. The poor pug didn't see it coming. The post Cat pranks dog [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 10 game-changing assassinations [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    22 May 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Think one life doesn’t make a difference? Even if you’re not a President or making headlines doesn’t mean the good you do can’t impact a tremendous number of people. Though we don’t have the perspective a parallel universe would provide, this video of ten assassinations that changed the course of history will leave you wondering … The post 10 game-changing assassinations [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This Japanese video will break your brain [video]

    Josh Urich
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Japanese music videos are strange to non-Japanese eyes. This video, however, is a step beyond the usual strangeness. Words cannot describe. The music is very catchy, though. The post This Japanese video will break your brain [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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    Radio Times

  • Go there alone

    jehrens
    21 May 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Stephanie Rosenbloom, Roberto Ferdman, Kristin Newman Have you ever traveled by yourself? With no significant others, children, or family members to share the experience with? The solo vacation is on the rise, with 24 percent of overseas travelers going companion-free in 2014. Today on Radio Times, we discuss the increasing popularity of solo travel and some of the advantages of going there alone. We’ll talk with “The Getaway” columnist for The New York Times, STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM, about why solo sojourning is on the rise, and who has been undertaking such ventures. Then,…
  • Radio Times in Review: Memorial Day edition

    jehrens
    21 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: Roy Scranton, Matt Gallagher, Dan Sheehan, Elyse Fenton Today, we bring you a special Memorial Day edition of the show, where we’ll highlight some of Marty’s best conversations about those who have fought on the frontlines, and about the personal toll of combat. First, we’ll hear from two veterans of the US Army, ROY SCRANTON and MATT GALLAGHER, who decided fiction was fit to convey the hard truths about life as a soldier. The two co-edited a book of stories called Fire and Forget. We’ll also listen back to Marty’s interview with Marine DAN SHEEHAN, who chronicled his…
  • The fall of Ramadi, U.S. foreign policy, and the 2016 election

    Susan Greenbaum
    20 May 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: James Kitfield and Trudy Rubin In this week’s edition of Ballot talks — the fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State represents the extremist group’s greatest victory since taking Mosul last year. The loss of the city, roughly 70 miles from Baghdad, highlights the limitations of the Iraqi government and its army assisted by American-led airstrikes. Shia militias, supported by Iran, are now battling ISIS, but concern is that this will fuel greater sectarian rivalries between Shiites and Sunnis. Today on Radio Times, we’ll examine the significance of the ISIS takeover of Ramadi,…
  • Summer cooking: Grilling and fresh, local food

    Susan Greenbaum
    20 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: Joe Carroll and Josh Lawler Let’s get the summer started. Fire up those grills and think fresh vegetables and fruits. Today on Radio Times we’re talking about summer cooking – what to serve for yourself, your family or a crowd. JOE CARROLL, chef and owner of Fette Sau, is a master when it comes to barbeque and dry-rubbed meats sourced from small local farms. Chef JOSHUA LAWLER, owner of Farm and the Fisherman and Farm and Fisherman Tavern and Market, is all about local, sustainable ingredients. They’re joining guest host Mary Cummings-Jordan today as we kick off Summer 2015…
  • Philadelphia mayoral primary recap

    Susan Greenbaum
    19 May 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Katie Colaneri, Tom Ferrick and Damon C. Williams On the day following Philadelphia’s Democratic Mayoral Primary, we have assembled a group of local reporters to talk about the campaign, who won, what mattered, and what it means for Philadelphia. We’re joined by WHYY’s own KATIE COLANERI, TOM FERRICK who’s been writing about the race for The Philadelphia Inquirer’s “Next Mayor” project, and Philadelphia Tribune politics reporter DAMON C. WILLIAMS. AP Photo/Matt Rourke
 
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    The Conversation

  • Cameron’s EU wish list – what can he get, and when?

    Michael Emerson, Associate Senior Research Fellow at The Centre for European Policy Studies
    23 May 2015 | 4:26 am
    Together forever? Maybe not... from www.shutterstock.comDavid Cameron, the UK’s prime minister, says he wants “a reformed EU”. But he has yet to declare his hand with regard to exactly what he wants. Indeed, he probably does not know yet what cards he will play, and will be using the latest round of talks to test various ideas in order to avoid the disastrous tactic of making impossible demands. He can certainly get support from other member states to build up a momentum for continuing reforms in many policy areas. But this is an ongoing, never-ending process – not some kind of rabbit…
  • Eurovision at 60: English songs dominate – and there's added 'anti-booing' technology

    Fernando Rosell-Aguilar, Lecturer in Spanish and Media Fellow at The Open University
    23 May 2015 | 4:25 am
    Boo if you dare. Georg Hochmuth/EPAOnce, UK Eurovision entries had an advantage of being sung in English. But since the rules were changed in 1999 to allow countries to compete in any language – not just their own – all winning songs bar one (Serbia in 2007) have been sung in the English language. Of the 40 songs entered into the competition this year, 33 were in English and one was sung in both English and Romanian. Only one song not in the English language (apart from the bilingual Romanian entry) has made it through to the 2015 final: the Montenegro entry, sung in Montenegrin. When…
  • Is TPP about jobs – or China?

    Simon Reich, Professor in The Division of Global Affairs and The Department of Political Science at Rutgers University
    22 May 2015 | 6:32 pm
    John Kerry talks trade with workers at Boeing POOL New/ Reuters Washington is in the midst of a heated debate over President Obama’s proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. It certainly has created some unorthodox political bedfellows. The president is widely supported in this initiative by Republicans. He is opposed by large swathes of his own party. Senator Elizabeth Warren symbolizes this opposition, although she is hardly alone among Democrats in voicing her discontent. Still, focusing on her gives credence to the claim it is the “liberal” wing in the party that is…
  • Fast-track overcomes key hurdle, but obstacles remain as trade deals hang in balance

    Charles Hankla, Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University
    22 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Fast-track proponents say passing trade promotion authority is key to supporting US exports. ReutersAfter the Senate’s refusal to pass trade promotion authority (TPA) on May 12, some trade advocates feared that President Obama’s ongoing commercial negotiations with Asia and Europe would die a slow death. Yesterday’s narrow vote in the Senate to close debate on TPA – a key hurdle to final passage – promises to lift their spirits considerably, as it likely guarantees passage of the bill within the next few days, ahead of the Memorial Day recess. The vote was interesting because it…
  • Logjam isn't the only reason your computer might be more vulnerable to internet threats

    Andrew Smith, Lecturer in Networking at The Open University
    22 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    Cyber warning ShutterstockThere’s a hole in the protection surrounding some of the internet’s supposedly secure websites. A group of researchers has discovered that cyber criminals and other hackers can attack websites that use the “https” security encryption using a method known as “Logjam”. This attack, which is thought to work on around 8% of the top one million websites, allows hackers to see important information that should be protected, such as payment details or private communication. Encryption is a way of turning information into a secret code in order to stop others…
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    Big Picture

  • Oil spill in California

    22 May 2015 | 3:14 pm
    A section of pipeline off Refugio State Beach in California ruptured on Tuesday, spilling about 105,000 gallons of crude oil. Nine miles of the scenic coast are affected and the governor declared a state of emergency. Crews have been cleaning the habitat and helping the wildlife caught in the oil slick all week. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelCalifornia mussels and a crab are covered in oil at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., May 21. More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of…
  • Cities in the clouds

    20 May 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Here is a selection of images the Reuters news agency pulled from its files showing cities shrouded in weather that make them appear to be living among the clouds. -- By Lloyd YoungHeavy fog rolls by early in the morning near the Dubai Marina, United Arab Emirates, on Nov. 21, 2007. (Steve Crisp/Reuters)
  • Turmoil in Burundi

    18 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Since Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he was seeking a third term, protests and violence erupted. The political crisis brought on last week’s attempted coup, and has forced many to flee the country to seek refuge. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA Burundian refugee boy sits inside a mosquito net in his family's makeshift tent room set up by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) in a refugee camp in Gashora, Rwanda, May 18. According to the United Nations' refugee agency, more than 105,000 Burndians have fled the country to seek refuge in neighboring…
  • Amtrak derailment

    15 May 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Authorities continue to investigate the scene of a fatal train derailment on a route between Washington and New York last night. The death toll stood at seven Wednesday afternoon with more than 200 injured from the accident that occurred in Philadelphia at a notorious curve on the line. -- By Lloyd YoungEmergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train derailment on May 13 in Philadelphia. The Amtrak train, headed to New York City, derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens of others. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)
  • Living with creatures

    15 May 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Photographers have documented the relationships between humans and animals in countless ways. Some photos depict how animals depend on us and others show how we rely on animals. The ways in which we share this world and interact with other living things is endless and sometimes very unique. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelSaxophonist and composer Xavier Rosselle (L) and dancers (from L) Gilles Noel, Yura Park, Luc Petton and Sun-A Lee perform on stage with Manchurian cranes during a rehearsal of "Light Bird", choreographed by Luc Petton, at the Theatre de Chaillot in Paris on May 2. (ALAIN…
 
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    Slate Articles

  • The Off the Books Edition

    Cardiff Garcia
    22 May 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Listen to Episode No. 54 of Slate Money:
  • Why Karaoke Carries a Torch for 1984

    Mike Pesca
    22 May 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Listen to Episode 263 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • The Strong, Loud Type

    John Dickerson
    22 May 2015 | 5:32 pm
    OKLAHOMA CITY—Chris Christie doesn't give speeches so much as engage in performance art. How he speaks is as much a part of his message as what he says. At the Southern Republican Leadership Conference on Friday, after explaining his plan to manage the growth of entitlements, the New Jersey governor said he knows that Social Security is a “third rail of American politics,” but that's why he's meddling with it. “I just grabbed it and hugged it, everybody, because that’s what leadership is.” 
  • How to Green the U.S. Government

    Daniel Gross
    22 May 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Big defense contracts awarded to big defense contractors are usually a big cause for concern. They tend to go over budget, often for things we don’t really need (like a certain type of fighter plane). But a couple weeks ago, the Pentagon announced a contract with a big-time defense contractor that good-government and energy-efficiency types should cheer—and demand grow more common. Honeywell Building Solutions, a unit of the conglomerate Honeywell, got a $22.4 million contract to overhaul the energy system at Rock Island Arsenal—an ancient military outpost on an island in the…
  • Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim

    Amanda Hess
    22 May 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Last month student union leaders at Goldsmiths, University of London, organized a meeting for minority students to chat about their stake in the student protests being staged at schools across London over the high cost of tuition. Bahar Mustafa had just been re-elected to her post as welfare and diversity officer for Goldsmiths’ student union, and she eagerly recruited her Facebook friends to help spread the word. Oh, and “if you’re a man and/or white PLEASE DON’T COME,” she wrote in a note. “Don’t worry lads we will give you and allies things to do.”
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • ‘Kiss Everybody’: Parents’ Voicemails Preserve Their Memory in Death

    ProPublica
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    by Charles Ornstein Tune into All Things Considered on Monday, May 25, to hear a segment based on this story. The voicemail message was like so many others from my mom. “Hi, it’s mom,” she began, then chatted on, full Jewish mother in her distinctive gravelly timbre. “There’s a storm coming your way…Please drive very carefully….Love you. Bye.” It’s the type of message I normally didn’t pay much attention to, quickly deleting it after I listened. But three weeks after my mom, Harriet Ornstein, uttered those words, she died at a…
  • Cruise Control

    ProPublica
    21 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    by Lena Groeger Your one-stop shop for health and safety data on cruise ships
  • Congress to Consider Scaling Down Group Homes for Troubled Children

    ProPublica
    20 May 2015 | 10:47 am
    by Joaquin Sapien When 17-year-old Lexie Grüber first entered the Allison Gill Lodge group home for girls in Manchester, Connecticut, she said it felt less like a home than a business. Instead of family photos, the walls were covered in informational posters and licensing certificates. When her emotions got the better of her, she said, the only conversations she had were with a doctor with a prescription pad at the ready. Now 22 and a recent college graduate, Grüber came before the Senate Finance Committee this week to testify about the experience. She recalled being medicated to…
  • Hacked Sony Emails Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Political Dealings in L.A.

    ProPublica
    20 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    by Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, and Jack Dolan, the Los Angeles Times, A version of this story was co-published with the Los Angeles Times. Emails stolen by hackers from Sony Pictures Entertainment have been fodder for a steady stream of gossipy Hollywood scoops. But the trove also contains a hidden and more consequential story about how corporations can try to influence local politics and advance their executives' pet projects. Messages reviewed by ProPublica and The Los Angeles Times show that the top executive at the entertainment company, who also sits on the board of trustees of the Los…
  • Boondoggle HQ

    ProPublica
    19 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    by Megan McCloskey and Vince Dixon The $25 Million Building in Afghanistan Nobody Needed
 
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • Oscar The Pit

    23 May 2015 | 6:26 am
    Oscar The Pit
  • B. B. King Remembered

    23 May 2015 | 6:26 am
    Today B. B. King's funeral will be held in Las Vegas, and I imagine there will be many stories shared. My friend Dean Stephan from Los Angeles, wrote a remembrance and let me share it with the CNN iReport community. When I met B.B. King. A remembrance. So I was in Berlin, early-ish '70s. Middle of winter. Living in an abandoned apartment with various n'er do-wells, artists, musicians…perhaps the occasional draft dodger or petty thief. I was busking during the day, then a few nights a week playing a 3 AM slot in a club, learning to play guitar little-by-little. And of course, B.B. King is…
  • End of tge Pier

    23 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Viewing Cotton Bayou in Orange Beach, AL. Had been my happy place for 40 years.  
  • Perfection

    23 May 2015 | 5:46 am
    My happy place is anywhere I can see a sunset in the water that looks like this
  • PARTIDOS DEL FIN DE SEMANA EN LA COLICEBA AAA JUVENIL 2015 (23 Y 24 DE MAYO DE 2015).

    23 May 2015 | 5:17 am
    PARTIDOS DEL FIN DE SEMANA EN LA COLICEBA AAA JUVENIL 2015 (23 Y 24 DE MAYO DE 2015). Coamo, 23 de mayo de 2015. El viernes (7:00 PM) los Bayamon Rangers lograron una victoria sobre los Bayamon Navy con marcador 1 a 0 a favor de Bayamon Rengers. El lanzador ganador fue Jose Martinez y perdio Edwin Gonzalez . Los partidos asignados para el sábado en la Coliceba AAA Juvenil son: Sección Norte: Barceloneta y Manatí en el Parque de Sabana Seca de Manatí. Sección Metro: Bayamón Navy y Guaynabo Guerreros en el Parque Mamey de Guaynabo (10:00 AM). Comerío y Guaynabo Guerreros en el Parque…
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • U.S. Strategy Against Islamic State Under Scrutiny

    23 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    President Barack Obama’s strategy against Islamic State is under increasing scrutiny after setbacks this week in Iraq and Syria.
  • School's Out Forever

    22 May 2015 | 8:20 pm
    The Saturday Essay: Parents are supposed to suffer from profound melancholy once the children have moved away. Not Joe Queenan, who’s overjoyed that he never, ever has to think about school again.
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    McClatchy DC -- Homepage

  • Senate rejects action on Patriot Act, spying powers likely to lapse

    23 May 2015 | 5:12 am
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul led a successful effort to block renewal of the Patriot Act early Saturday morning, followed by a deeply divided Senate leaving Washington without taking action on…Click to Continue »
  • Senate passes trade bill

    22 May 2015 | 5:09 pm
    In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate voted 62 to 37 Friday night to pass a bill that would give the White House fast-track trade promotion authority, approving…Click to Continue »
  • U.N. officials voice new concerns about civilian toll in Yemen

    22 May 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Renewed air strikes and heavy ground clashes in Yemen have intensified since a Saudi Arabia ended a humanitarian pause on Sunday, inflicting a large number of civilian casualties, U.N. officials…Click to Continue »
  • Negotiations extended on family detention

    22 May 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Lawyers negotiating the future of the Obama administration's family detention program agreed late Friday to extend talks until June 12.Click to Continue »
  • First batch of Clinton emails reveals little new

    22 May 2015 | 3:55 pm
    The State Department on Friday released the first batch of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server, shedding light on how political bureaucracies work but revealing nothing…Click to Continue »
 
 
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    TIME

  • Senate Blocks Patriot Act Extension

    julieshapiro2015
    23 May 2015 | 6:44 am
    (WASHINGTON)—Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of domestic phone records. McConnell, R-Ky., warned against allowing the controversial NSA program and other key surveillance activities under the USA Patriot Act to expire at midnight May 31. He said he would call the Senate into session that day, a Sunday, and seek action before the deadline. Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky’s other senator and a…
  • The Mario Kart Parody of the Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer You Never Knew You Needed

    Olivia B. Waxman
    23 May 2015 | 6:23 am
    In a must-see two minutes for gamers and action movie fans, a trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road is transformed into a go-kart race from the video game Mario Kart. The video imagines what would happen if Nintendo and George Miller teamed up for the summer action flick of the century, complete with a rainbow road, the voice of Mario and clouds that look like “Thunder Clouds.” Let’s just say it’s more violent than a typical Mario Kart race. See how it compares with the original:
  • Robert De Niro Just Gave the Best Graduation Speech at NYU

    julieshapiro2015
    23 May 2015 | 6:11 am
    New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts rarely lacks for great graduation speeches. Just last year, director and alumnus Martin Scorsese celebrated the 2014 Tisch class. This year, it was Scorsese’s frequent muse, Robert De Niro, who spoke to the 2015 class. De Niro, after making his way through the formalities of such a speech, began with a simple statement: “Tisch graduates, you made it,” De Niro began. “And, you’re f–ked.” De Niro then listed how the graduates from the many other schools that make up NYU will be secure in their…
  • Michael B. Jordan Slams Internet Trolls Who Say a Black Man Can’t Play Johnny Storm

    Olivia B. Waxman
    23 May 2015 | 5:56 am
    Actor Michael B. Jordan, who will play Johnny Storm—aka The Human Torch—in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie, is firing back at online commenters who did not think he looked the part because he is black and the character has blond hair and blue eyes in the comic book. Jordan wrote an op-ed published Friday on Entertainment Weekly’s website: Some people may look at my casting as political correctness or an attempt to meet a racial quota, or as part of the year of “Black Film.” Or they could look at it as a creative choice by the director, Josh Trank, who is in an…
  • Senate Approves Trade Bill in Victory for Obama

    julieshapiro2015
    23 May 2015 | 5:41 am
    (WASHINGTON)—In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration’s hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House. The vote was 62-37 to give Obama authority to complete trade deals that Congress could approve or reject, but not change. A total of 48 Republicans supported the measure, but only 14 of the Senate’s 44 Democrats backed a president of their own party on legislation near the top of his second-term agenda. Obama hailed the vote in a…
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Northampton v Saracens: Premiership play-off semi-final – live!

    Alan Smith
    23 May 2015 | 7:28 am
    Live updates on all the action at Franklin’s GardensEmail alan.smith@theguardian.com or tweet @alansmith90Bath’s Team Ford have drive to beat Leicester in Premiership play-offs 3.28pm BST 52 min: Saracens are really beginning to dominate proceedings now. Northampton’s pack look increasingly tired and badly missing the services of Corbisiero. Stephenson is penalised for not rolling away and Farrell uses the advantage to send a hail Mary to his right. It is claimed by Pisi, we go back for the penalty. Farrell does not break sweat, sending it over with ease. Denman comes on for Ma’afu in…
  • England v New Zealand: first Test, day three – live!

    Dan Lucas (this morning) and Simon Burnton (after lunch)
    23 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    Latest updates from the third day’s play at Lord’sJason Gillespie confirms talks with ECB over England jobMike Selvey’s day two match report from Lord’sEmail simon.burnton@theguardian.com or tweet @Simon_Burnton 3.24pm BST 109th over: New Zealand 427-5 (Williamson 122, Watling 1)Wood gets the ball to ball swing into Watling, who doesn’t know what to do with it, and it passes between bat and pad and just wide of the stumps. And then, after a single, Williamson edges again, to first slip, but the ball lands three inches in front of Cook’s hands. This is a great innings from…
  • Ireland gay marriage referendum result: near clean sweep expected for Yes campaign - live

    Chris Johnston
    23 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    Ahead of the official result, follow the latest news and reaction as Irish voters appear to have approved Ireland’s referendum on same-sex marriageI think yes vote has won, says equality minister#hometovote: Irish abroad return to vote in gay marriage referendumLGBT rights around the world 3.24pm BST Ireland’s justice and equality minister, Aodhan O’Riordain, tells of his pride at the expected landslide victory for gay marriage. 3.20pm BST The fourth official result is in: 60.1% Yes and 39.9% No for Meath West, RTE reports. 3.15pm BST Another official result: 68.3% Yes vote in Wicklow,…
  • 3,000 children enslaved in Britain after being trafficked from Vietnam

    Annie Kelly and Mei-Ling McNamara
    23 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    Like many Vietnamese children, Hien was brought to Britain for a life of modern slavery. He ended up in prison on cannabis offences. We report on the gangs expanding across the UK and efforts to help their victimsHien was 10 when he arrived in Britain. He did not know where he was or where he had been. He knew only that he was here to work. Since he emerged from the back of a lorry after crossing from Calais seven years ago, his experience has been one of exploitation and misery. He has been a domestic slave, been trafficked into cannabis factories, been abused and beaten and was eventually…
  • Simona Halep emerges from shadows for the French Open and a grand slam

    Simon Cambers
    23 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The world No3 may not be well-known outside Romania but that suits her fine as she prepares to take on Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova at Roland Garros• Halep defeated by Sharapova in 2014 French Open final• Halep’s heroics prove she has strength in depth• French Open 2015: men and women’s drawsTo most people, if Simona Halep passes them in the streets here over the next fortnight, she will probably be ignored, just another woman going about her business. To Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, the two favourites for the French Open title, she is the player they fear the…
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • Putin’s Disunited Nation

    Saskia De Rothschild
    20 May 2015 | 2:48 am
    From The International New York Times- During those tense days in early March when Vladimir Putin disappeared from public view, the Russian president issued only one official statement: He instructed his prime minister to prepare a blueprint for a new federal agency that would work toward “consolidating the unity of the multiethnic nation of the Russian Federation.” The move passed relatively unnoticed, but it raises provocative questions. Why suddenly create a new arm of government when funding for other departments is being frozen or cut? And why did the choice to lead the agency fall…
  • How Nepal can Rebuild

    Saskia De Rothschild
    4 May 2015 | 3:03 am
    From National Geographic– After a monstrous earthquake leveled Kathmandu in 1934, killing thousands, survivors in Nepal’s capital took shelter in new buildings raised from the bricks of ones that had collapsed. Then last Saturday, at least 5,000 Nepalese died – some perhaps under the same bricks – when a magnitude 7.8 quake crumbled the fragile buildings they inhabited. Unlike in 1934, Nepal today can take steps to break the cycle of devastation in a country rocked by strong temblors roughly every 75 years. And importantly in one of the poorest countries on earth, much…
  • Is China-Pakistan ‘Silk Road’ a Game Changer?

    Saskia De Rothschild
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    From BBC News- China has announced a $46bn investment plan which will largely centre on an economic corridor from Gwadar in Pakistan to Kashgar in the Chinese region of Xinjiang. The BBC’s M Ilyas Khan looks at the significance of the plans. Why has this got people talking? The money China is planning to pour into Pakistan is more than twice the amount of all foreign direct investment (FDI) Pakistan has received since 2008, and considerably more than the entire assistance from the United States, Pakistan’s largest donor until now, since 2002. Pakistani officials say most projects will…
  • China Seeks Dominance in Athens Harbor

    Saskia De Rothschild
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine- When Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang visited the port in June, Piraeus was described as China’s gateway to Europe: China’s exports could reach Germany, Hungary and Austria “between seven and 11 days” faster, he said. Huawei, the electronics conglomerate, has already opened a logistics center right at the port. 15 Oct 2013, Athens, Attica, Greece — Ships in Port of Piraeus, Athens, Greece, Europe — Image by © Richard Cummins/Corbis Piraeus has become the story of two worlds — that of the turbo capitalism of the successors…
  • Why Beef Ban in Indian State Undermines Secularism

    Saskia De Rothschild
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    From BBC News– It is a bizarre image: cops demanding mug-shots of cows rather than crooks. But that’s what officers in the city of Malegaon in Maharashtra, one of India’s most populous states, are doing in an attempt to enforce its new beef ban. “We are keeping the photographs for verification purposes only,” one policeman told an Indian newspaper. “If someone alleges that some illegal activity has taken place and if the owner has a photo, it will be easy to establish the truth.” I’m not sure that’s right. How do you match a steak with a photo of a cow? But, to be fair,…
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    The Times of India

  • Dalits barred from using borewell in MP village

    23 May 2015 | 6:34 am
    Dalit residents of Ghatwani village in Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh — some 400km from Bhopal — have alleged that they are not allowed to use a public borewell and have to drink dirty water of a disused well.
  • ISIS purges Syria’s Palmyra of Assad loyalists

    23 May 2015 | 6:07 am
    Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said on Friday.
  • Ireland backs gay marriage in 'social revolution'

    23 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the bill said on Saturday.
  • Truncated national anthem played at Jayalalithaa's swearing-in ceremony

    23 May 2015 | 5:02 am
    The swearing-in ceremony of AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa as chief minister and her council of ministers here on Saturday caused a controversy after a very short version of the national anthem was played on the occasion.
  • Modi’s pledge on Ganga unfulfilled: Experts

    23 May 2015 | 4:02 am
    Narendra Modi’s pledge on the bank of the Ganga here on May 17, 2014 that he would serve ‘Maa Ganga’ to end its miseries, is yet to materialize.
 
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    Environmental News Network

  • Can Ice Loss Affect Gravity?

    21 May 2015 | 2:14 pm
    A group of scientists, led by a team from the University of Bristol, has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica. The research is published today in Science.
  • Fine Particulate Air Pollution Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Autism

    21 May 2015 | 10:23 am
    Exposure to fine particulate air pollution during pregnancy through the first two years of a child’s life may be associated with an increased risk of the child developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a condition that affects one in 68 children, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation of children in southwestern Pennsylvania. The research is funded by The Heinz Endowments and published in the July edition of Environmental Research.
  • What are the bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres?

    21 May 2015 | 5:06 am
    NASA's Dawn mission captured a sequence of images, taken for navigation purposes, of dwarf planet Ceres on May 16, 2015. The image showcases the group of the brightest spots on Ceres, which continue to mystify scientists. It was taken from a distance of 4,500 miles (7,200 kilometers) and has a resolution of 2,250 feet (700 meters) per pixel."Dawn scientists can now conclude that the intense brightness of these spots is due to the reflection of sunlight by highly reflective material on the surface, possibly ice," Christopher Russell, principal investigator for the Dawn mission…
  • National-scale effort addresses pollinator declines

    20 May 2015 | 1:51 pm
    A new White House plan to promote the health of bees and other pollinators calls for boosting research into ongoing population declines—and potential solutions. The plan, released yesterday, also recommends numerous measures to address growing concerns about the threat that bees, birds, butterflies, and other pollinators face from multiple factors, including pathogens, pesticides, climate change, and habitat loss. By addressing scientific knowledge gaps, the research should make the plan’s suggested measures much more effective, the report says.
  • What to do with old medications

    20 May 2015 | 7:06 am
    Between 10 and 30 percent of all prescription and over-the-counter drugs sold are left unconsumed, according to a State of Washington report, and all those leftover medications pose significant risks to public health and the environment. Drugs that are flushed down the toilet or tossed in the trash can – rather than properly disposed of – can end up in oceans and waterways, threatening both marine life and human health. Meanwhile, many individuals don’t get rid of their unused medications at all; they simply store the drugs in their medicine cabinets – a practice…
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    Benzinga Feeds

  • Himax Technologies Falsifies DigiTimes Report

    Benzinga News Desk
    22 May 2015 | 3:01 pm
  • SanDisk Not Giving Up, Says Mizuho

    Jon Kashat
    22 May 2015 | 1:03 pm
    SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) was rated Neutral with a $74 price target by Vijay Rakesh of Mizuho Securities. The stock recently traded at $67.07. Shares have declined nearly 34 percent in the recent six months. Latest Ratings for SNDK DateFirmActionFromTo May 2015Mizuho SecuritiesInitiates Coverage onNeutral Apr 2015Drexel HamiltonDowngradesBuySell Apr 2015Raymond JamesDowngradesOutperformMarket Perform View More Analyst Ratings for SNDK View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Micron Is A Buy, According To Mizuho

    Jon Kashat
    22 May 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) was initiated at Buy with a $39 price target by Vijay Rakesh of Mizuho Securities. The tech company was recently trading at a price of $27.35, up 1.6 percent. Latest Ratings for MU DateFirmActionFromTo May 2015Mizuho SecuritiesInitiates Coverage onBuy May 2015JMP SecuritiesMaintainsMarket Outperform May 2015Drexel HamiltonDowngradesBuyHold View More Analyst Ratings for MU View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Alibaba-Owned Mobile Browser A Security Risk?

    Wayne Duggan
    22 May 2015 | 12:50 pm
  • PayPal CEO: 'We Want To Be More Than Just A Button'

    Jayson Derrick
    22 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Millions of consumers rely on PayPal to conveniently pay for their online purchases. The PayPal branded button on a merchant website offers consumers the peace of mind that their online transactions will be secure and hassle free.
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    WND

  • School apologizes for censoring Bible verse in homework

    -NO AUTHOR-
    22 May 2015 | 8:48 pm
    (Las Vegas Review-Journal) Somerset Academy apologized Friday to a 12-year-old student who had been denied the use of a Bible verse in a school project in February, according to the Liberty Institute, which represents her family. Sixth-grader Mackenzie Fraiser had originally been told by a teacher at the North Las Vegas public charter school that she couldn’t use the John 3:16 verse in a PowerPoint presentation titled “All About Me,” which had to include an “inspirational saying,” Liberty Institute said. When Mackenzie’s father, a pastor, found out about the incident in late…
  • FBI: No major cases cracked with Patriot Act powers

    -NO AUTHOR-
    22 May 2015 | 8:47 pm
    (Washington Times) FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday that could complicate efforts to keep key parts of the law operating. Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said that between 2004 and 2009, the FBI tripled its use of bulk collection under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows government agents to compel businesses to turn over records and documents, and increasingly scooped up records of Americans who had no ties to…
  • 11-year-old graduating with 3 degrees

    -NO AUTHOR-
    22 May 2015 | 8:45 pm
    (KPIX-TV) An 11-year-old boy receiving three degrees became the youngest graduate at American River College this year, by far. Tanishq Abraham graduated from high school at age 10, and now has his sights set on a medical degree. He told KCRA he wasn’t intimidated by taking classes with students twice his age. “Even on the first time I came to a college class, I wasn’t really nervous, so, this isn’t much of a big thing to me,” Abraham said.
  • PCUSA exodus a precipitous plunge

    -NO AUTHOR-
    22 May 2015 | 8:44 pm
    (OneNewsNow) Earlier this year, the PCUSA officially announced its stance to support same-sex “marriage” — an endorsement that many within the denomination have been wary about for years, as leaders gradually divulged the church’s evolving take on the issue. Today, less than 10,000 churches identify as PCUSA, following an exodus of Bible-believing pastors who didn’t agree with the denomination’s radical shift to endorse same-sex marriage, according to a new report issued by the Office of the General Assembly. Actual numbers provided by the report indicate that…
  • Mexican official: About 40 dead in cartel shootout

    -NO AUTHOR-
    22 May 2015 | 8:43 pm
    (Associated Press) About 40 people were killed in large-scale firefight Friday between law enforcement and criminal suspects in western Mexico, a Mexican official said. Almost all the dead were suspected criminals, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press. The gunbattle happened in an area between Michoacan and Jalisco states that is known as a stronghold of the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel, which has mounted several large-scale attacks on federal and state forces in recent weeks. A federal police official said the…
 
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    amnestyusa.org

  • Joan Baez and Ai Weiwei receive 2015 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award

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

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

    Anu Ghate
    14 May 2015 | 9:44 am
    Last night’s deadly siege in a central Kabul hotel is a stark reminder of the Taliban’s contempt for human life, which comes amid a worrying new surge in the armed group’s targeting of civilians around the country, Amnesty International said today. May 14, 2015 AIUSA Last night’s deadly siege in a central Kabul hotel is a stark reminder of the Taliban’s contempt for human life, which comes amid a worrying new surge in the armed group’s targeting of civilians around the country, Amnesty International said today.read more
  • Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab jail sentence shows authorities will not tolerate peaceful critics

    Anu Ghate
    14 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    The appeal verdict against Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab today, confirming his sentence of six months in jail for insulting government institutions on Twitter, demonstrates the Bahraini authorities’ complete disregard for the right to freedom of expression, said Amnesty International today. May 14, 2015 AIUSA The appeal verdict against Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab today, confirming his sentence of six months in jail for insulting government institutions on Twitter, demonstrates the Bahraini authorities’ complete disregard for the right to freedom of…
  • South East Asia: Immediately step up efforts to rescue thousands at grave risk at sea

    Anu Ghate
    13 May 2015 | 12:56 pm
    South East Asian governments must step up urgent search and rescue efforts to ensure that thousands of people stranded in boats are not left in dire circumstances and at risk of death, Amnesty International said, as another boat carrying hundreds of people thought to be migrants and asylum seekers in desperate conditions is currently awaiting rescue off the Thai coast. May 13, 2015 AIUSA South East Asian governments must step up urgent search and rescue efforts to ensure that thousands of people stranded in boats are not left in dire circumstances and at risk of death, Amnesty International…
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    Fast Company

  • Snapchat Is Hiring Journalists To Cover The 2016 Election

    David Lumb
    22 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    And you thought election coverage was ubiquitous in 2012.Snapchat in January began hosting video content from CNN, ESPN, the Daily Mail, and other media organizations. Now, the ephemeral photo-messaging app is gearing up to publish its own video news coverage: The company is looking to hire "political junkies and news aficionados" with experience in journalism, according to a hiring post on Greenhouse.Read Full Story
  • American Companies Are One Step Closer To Claiming Asteroid Treasure

    David Lumb
    22 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would authorize firms to keep what they mine from asteroids. Welcome to the space rush.Space may be the final frontier, but according to the pesky 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty, celestial bodies may not be claimed for any particular country. But what about the things on the celestial bodies—specifically, the things that can be sold for lots of money? The SPACE act, which would authorize American companies to keep whatever they mine from asteroids, has just passed in the House of Representatives. If you can mine it, American business will…
  • Take The Fast Company News Quiz

    Rose Pastore
    22 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    What happened this week? Here's our quiz for May 22, 2015.Did you follow the news this week? Research says that one of the best ways to solidify new information is to be tested on it. Here's a chance to bolster your knowledge of current events—and earn a special emoji badge. Read Full Story
  • 5 Free Apps That Feel Like The Future Of Work

    Doug Aamoth
    22 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Get organized, find an instant office, manhandle your email, and more with these forward-thinking apps.You don't work like the rest of the world works. You're always one step ahead —sharp, efficient, and never at your desk for more than a few minutes. Or at least you'd like to think so. And these apps—each with with a little bit of the future woven into their DNA—can help you get there.Read Full Story
  • Can Netflix Make Your TV Smarter?

    Nicole LaPorte
    22 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    With Netflix Recommended TVs, the streaming company is helping manufacturers make their products as easy to use as, well, Netflix.Brady Gunderson, a director of product development at Netflix, calls 2015 "the year smart TVs got smart."Read Full Story
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    News

  • Gates: Obama Should Step Up Military Assistance To Iraq

    NPR Staff
    23 May 2015 | 5:56 am
    The former secretary of defense says that even stepping up the rules of engagement for U.S. troops in Iraq might not keep ISIS in check. "There's no certainty about any of this," he says.» E-Mail This
  • Dozens Dead In Mexican Shootout Between Gangs, Police

    Scott Neuman
    23 May 2015 | 5:44 am
    At least 43 people were killed in what is being described as the worst gun battle with drug gangs in recent memory.» E-Mail This
  • 'They're Not Gang Members': Bikers Protest Mass Arrests In Waco

    John Burnett
    23 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    Bikers claim that many who were arrested in the Waco, Texas, brawl last week were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But police say the bikers were "known criminal gang members."» E-Mail This
  • Ireland Appears To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

    23 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    Results are coming in from Ireland's vote on same-sex marriage. It's not just a referendum on gay rights; it's also a litmus test for how much this socially conservative country has changed recently.» E-Mail This
  • Takata Air Bag Recall Could Take Years

    23 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    The recall of Takata airbags this week was the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Sonari Glinton about how and when companies announce a recall.» E-Mail This
 
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    United Nations Radio

  • Asia becomes the world’s largest investor region

    Ana Carmo
    22 May 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Developing Asia has for the first time become the world’s largest investor region. Photo: UNCTAD (file) Asia has, for the first time, become the region which has invested more in other countries than the world's most developed regional economic blocs. That's according to the agency dealing with trade, investment, and development issues at the United Nations, UNCTAD. It says Asia invested US$440 billion in other regions compared to US$390 billion in North America and US$286 billion in Europe. The Asian investments are largely going into acquiring assets in developed countries. Cathrine…
  • News in Brief 22 May 2015 (PM)

    Ana Carmo
    22 May 2015 | 11:59 am
    Archaeological site of Palmyra in Syria. Photo: ©UNESCO/F. Bandarin 11,000 flee ancient Syrian town as militants arrive Preparations are underway to provide aid for some 11,000 people who fled the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after the area was overrun by militant forces. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said the displaced people are "exhausted and scared." The agency is sending more relief supplies to the villages of Al-Qarayateen and Furglus to meet the rising needs. Palmyra is a World Heritage Site. UN chief lauds Viet Nam's "impressive" development progress Viet Nam's "impressive…
  • UN Daily News 22 May 2015

    Sandra Guy
    22 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    News and Features from United Nations Radio.
  • Daily News 22 May 2015

    Sandra Guy
    22 May 2015 | 10:09 am
    Daily News from United Nations Radio.
  • News in Brief 22 May 2015 (AM)

    Ana Carmo
    22 May 2015 | 9:11 am
    Tanzania is one of the countries where thousands of Burundian refugees have arrived. A cholera epidemic in Tanzania's lakeside Kagunga area is a serious risk for tens of thousands of displaced Burundians. Photo: UNHCR/B. Loyseau Fears raised for doubling of Burundian refugees An international call has been made for the protection and assistance for up to 200,000 Burundian refugees who have fled to neighbouring countries amid ongoing political turmoil and violence in the Great Lakes country. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, says 100,000 have arrived since April. It fears the refugee number could…
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    FORA.tv - Program Feed

  • Cafe Discussion

    22 May 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Cafe Discussion Nidhi Kalra, Information Scientist, RAND CorporationEdward Kjaer, Director, Transportation Electrification, Southern California EdisonLindy Lee, Former Deputy CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation AuthorityDominique Smith, Executive Director, U.S. Green Building Council, Los Angeles ChapterModerated by: Steve Clemons Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 16:30:00 -0700 Location: Santa Monica, California, RAND Corporation, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/05/21/cafe_discussion
  • Panel Discussion

    22 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Panel Discussion Rusty Bailey, Mayor, City of Riverside, CaliforniaRick Cole, Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation, City of Los Angeles, CaliforniaJohn Giles, Mayor, City of Mesa, ArizonaModerated by: Steve Clemons Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:10:00 -0700 Location: Santa Monica, California, RAND Corporation, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/05/21/panel_discussion
  • One-on-One Interview: Microsoft's Dan'l Lewin

    22 May 2015 | 1:53 pm
    One-on-One Interview: Microsoft's Dan'l Lewin Dan'l Lewin, Corporate Vice President, Technology and Civic Engagement, MicrosoftInterviewed by: Steve Clemons Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 16:00:00 -0700 Location: Santa Monica, California, RAND Corporation, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/05/21/one_on_one_interview_danl_lewin
  • Sponsor Content: Brought to you by Siemens

    22 May 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Sponsor Content: Brought to you by Siemens Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:45:00 -0700 Location: Santa Monica, California, RAND Corporation, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/05/21/sponsor_content_brought_to_you_by_siemens
  • One-on-One Interview: Edward Rendell

    22 May 2015 | 12:43 pm
    One-on-One Interview: Edward Rendell Edward Rendell, Co-Chair, Building America's Future; Former Governor, State of PennsylvaniaInterviewed by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 14:35:00 -0700 Location: Santa Monica, California, RAND Corporation, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/05/21/one_on_one_interview_edward_rendell
 
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    The Week

  • More than 40 people killed in western Mexico gunfight

    23 May 2015 | 6:58 am
    A gunfight between federal forces and suspected cartel members in the western Mexico state of Michoacán left at least 42 people dead on Friday night, government officials told Reuters. Most of those killed were suspected gang members; while federal officials did not name the cartel involved, Michoacán's Governor Salvador Jara told a news station that the criminals were likely from the Jalisco New Generation cartel, which specializes in producing and trafficking methamphetamine to the U.S. from the region. The Wall Street Journal reports that New Generation has orchestrated several police…
  • Michael B. Jordan: 'The world is a little more diverse in 2015 than when the Fantastic Four comic first came out in 1961'

    23 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    Johnny Storm, also known as The Human Torch and one-fourth of Marvel's Fantastic Four, was originally written as a blonde-haired, blue-eyed daredevil. So when Michael B. Jordan was announced as the new face of Storm in Marvel's reboot, he says he expected some pushback. "You're not supposed to go on the Internet when you're cast as a superhero," Jordan wrote in an open letter for Entertainment Weekly. "(But) I didn't want to be ignorant about what people were saying." Jordan's online hunt turned up comments that boiled down to: "A black guy? I don't like it," he says. "I can see everybody's…
  • Obama wins key trade victory as Senate approves fast-track legislation

    23 May 2015 | 5:52 am
    President Barack Obama moved one step closer to completing the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal with 11 other countries, as the Senate voted in favor of fast-track legislation on the deal, on Friday night. The legislation would help Obama move more quickly toward a finalized agreement on the TPP, by letting Congress use quick up-or-down votes, sans amendments, on specific trade deal details. The bill now moves to the House, where it will likely face tougher passage, and where, The Washington Post notes, it has an unusual, bipartisan proponent: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) who is chairman of the…
  • Early vote count shows Ireland set to pass same-sex marriage referendum

    23 May 2015 | 5:17 am
    With several hours left before official results are announced, Ireland already appears set to pass a historic referendum allowing same-sex marriage, The New York Times reports. The country would be the first in the world to legalize gay marriage by a popular vote; early ballot counts have found voters resoundingly in favor of the measure. And while no official announcement has yet been made, opposition leader David Quinn already tweeted his concession to the proposal's supporters: "Congratulations to the Yes side. Well done."
  • America's Alzheimer's time bomb

    23 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    A looming epidemic of dementia has left scientists racing to find a cure for a disease that destroys minds. Here's everything you need to know: How common is Alzheimer's? More than 5.3 million people in the U.S. currently suffer from the debilitating brain disorder, and that number is about to skyrocket. In 2011, the first of the 76 million Baby Boomers turned 65 — the forerunners of a "silver tsunami" that will double the number of senior citizens by 2050. Alzheimer's predominantly affects the elderly, so scientists predict the number of people afflicted will balloon to as many as 13.8…
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    More Intelligent Life

  • DID CHINA DISCOVER AMERICA?

    Anonymous
    21 May 2015 | 2:28 am
    Cartophilia: this map claims that a Chinese Muslim beat Columbus to it. But is it real? Rosie Blau investigates From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2015 In 1405 a Chinese Muslim eunuch, Zheng He, launched the first of seven voyages west from China across the Indian Ocean. Over the next 30 years, in command of the world’s largest fleet and funded by the Ming emperor, he sailed to the east coast of Africa and deep into the Persian Gulf. That much, we know, is true. But some people believe he went much farther—and this map is one reason. Entitled “General chart of the integrated…
  • THE WORDS WE WEAR

    Anonymous
    20 May 2015 | 3:15 am
    Applied Fashion: clothes now have so many labels that a pair of jeans can come with 700 words attached. Rebecca Willis looks at the fine print From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2015YOU KNOW THE scene. You’re trying something on in a shop, and as you look in the mirror you notice that it hangs better on one side than the other. One seam—usually the one on your left—sits slightly awkwardly, with a little pucker, so that the smooth line of the garment is broken. And you know before you even look: it’s because a label, or sometimes a whole sheaf of them, has been sewn into the…
  • THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES

    Anonymous
    19 May 2015 | 3:11 am
    Reading the Game: forty years on from Billie Jean King and the Battle of the Sexes, how is sport treating women? Ed Smith keeps score From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2015IN WOMEN'S SPORT, as in many things, the Renaissance world was ahead of its time. Pisanello’s 1435 painting “A Ballgame” shows a courtly and elegant woman hitting what looks like a forehand down the line with a touch of topspin. L’uomo universale was not always an exclusively masculine concept. Modern sport, however, is mostly a male ghetto. Only three sports offer anything like equal prominence to…
  • MIDNIGHT’S GROWN-UPS

    Anonymous
    18 May 2015 | 3:17 am
    In 1967, an Indian film-maker asked 20-year-olds what they thought of their country. Nearly half a century later, Samanth Subramanian goes in search of the same people to see what they make of India now From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2015FOR MOST OF last year, practically every fortnight, I dialled a house in Troy, Michigan, trying to speak to a man I had seen in a film half a century old. Let me admit, up front, that I failed. T.N. Subramaniam was unwell when I first called, his wife told me, and if he ever recovered enough for us to have a conversation, I never learned of it;…
  • A WORLD WITHOUT END

    Anonymous
    15 May 2015 | 4:21 am
    Landscapes of the Mind: it may be a computer game, but Minecraft is perhaps the most extensively shared landscape on Earth. Robert Macfarlane explores its limitless joys From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2015The imaginary landscape in which I spend most time is born not of a book or a film, but of an algorithm. It is a place of snowy peaks and deep-gouged gorges, of wolf-roamed plains, and jungles in which abandoned villages are slowly hauled back into the earth by liana and vine. Its underworld is riddled with abandoned mines and flooded cave-systems. Off its coast, an archipelago…
 
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    Face the Nation on the Radio

  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 5/17

    CBS Radio News
    17 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    On today's edition of Face the Nation, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, a likely presidential candidate in 2016, talks about foreign policy and domestic issues. Rep. Devin Nunes, the new chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, participates in his first Sunday show interview in his new role. Also, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who served under President Bush and President Obama talks about the nation's current challenges.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    10 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    On today's edition of Face the Nation, Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee defends an infomercial he once appeared in for what some say was a questionable product. On the other side of the aisle, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders explains why he thinks he thinks his record of "strong and bold leadership" could help him best candidate Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary. Also, Republican strategist and former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and Democratic strategist Stephanie Cutter discuss the presidential field. Bloomberg…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    3 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Correspondent Wyatt Andrews reports from Baltimore, where tensions are calming after charges were brought against the officers involved in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray; Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) says his unique anti-poverty proposal could provide lessons for Baltimore; Seth Doane reports on the recovery efforts in Nepal. That and much more because this is Face the Nation.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Correspondent Holly Williams reports from Nepal on the recovery efforts after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the impoverished country over the weekend; After clashes in Baltimore over the weekend, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, says the struggle over how police treat African Americans is the single largest civil rights issue of the current generation; Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry and Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council discuss the Supreme Court's expected ruling on same-sex marriage. That and much more on Face the Nation.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Republican presidential candidate and Florida Senator Marco Rubio discusses his candidacy. Former Maryland Governor Democrat Martin O' Malley speculates on his potential bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Plus a roundtable with U.S. News and World Report's David Catanese, CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes, CBS News Political Director John Dickerson, Dana Milbank of The Washington Post, and April Ryan of the American Urban Radio Networks.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Europe and the Success of Female Entrepreneurs

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

    Simon Davis
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    Video conferencing is a rising trend with everyone from the rarified heights of the Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and shiny new startups. However, using video conferencing to its maximum potential and impact has some tips and tricks – and a lot of them are old school rules about communication and how to run a meeting.read more
  • Britain’s Top 50 Business Advisers of 2015 Announced – ABP Coaches Celebrate

    Guest Author
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Warren Knight and Daryl Woodhouse celebrate being named as two of Britain’s top advisers in business. The NextWomen learns more about their achievements which have earned this recognition. read more
  • How to Kickstart Your Fitness for 2015: Xtreme Gym’s Boot Camp!

    Clover Lewis
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Clover Lewis visited Xtreme Gym’s Boot Camp to find out what makes it different, what they have to offer, and whether she could handle the workout!  read more
  • An Interview with Kojo

    Lorraine White
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Lorraine White, Co-founder and Director of menswear brand, Hashtag Collective, was intrigued when she heard that Kojo, known best for being a comedian and radio host, was writing a book and a romance book at that. Above Romance is the new novel out by Kojo and Lorraine White went to meet him to find out more.read more
 
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    PCWorld

  • New Windows 10 preview build drops with Edge browser improvements, UI polish

    23 May 2015 | 6:25 am
    A new Windows 10 preview is here in the form of build 10122 for “Fast ring” users, and its release marks a few notable changes from the previous previews Microsoft pushed out. Most notably, we the people voted for its release on Twitter.No, that’s not the result of a cute distribution game Microsoft’s playing. Instead, it stems from a deep-seated bug that causes Microsoft’s new Edge browser (still called “Project Spartan” in build 10122) to frequently crash if you’re using an AMD Radeon GPU. Rather than push it out without warning, Windows Insider lead Gabe Aul polled his…
  • Review: Project CARS and Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 cater to gearheads, but keep it too casual

    23 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    I allow for a certain amount of magic in my life. While I know a fair amount about the inside of computers, there are other machines I use every day that I understand literally nothing about. How does a blender turn fruit into fruit-glue? How does my shower faucet go from freezing cold to burning hot with nothing in between? And most importantly, how do cars work? Actually, to be honest: I thought I knew more about how cars worked. I’ve changed a (real-life) tire before. I’ve changed oil. I play a lot of arcade-y racing games. But then Project CARS and Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 released…
  • US Senate blocks NSA surveillance reform bill

    23 May 2015 | 2:40 am
    The U.S. Senate voted early Saturday to block the USA Freedom Act, a legislation that aimed to put an end to the bulk collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency.It also voted down a bill that would extend to July 31 certain provisions of the Patriot Act, including Section 215, which provides the legal framework for the current NSA phone surveillance program.The Senate, which adjourned Saturday for the Memorial Day weekend, will reconvene on May 31, when it will try to hammer out a deal ahead of the June 1 deadline when the Patriot Act provisions expire, unless…
  • These 20 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

    22 May 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Built to lastFar too many games these days are built to be played in small bursts: brief encounters, designed for a world with too few hours in the day and too many digital distractions. And that's fine! Blasting through a few rounds of Call of Duty multiplayer, or playing a few run-throughs in Spelunky, is a wonderful way to spend a few minutes.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • SoundScoopz could be an inexpensive audio enhancer for flat-panel TVs

    22 May 2015 | 1:59 pm
    The low-tech, low-budget solution redirects sound waves from a TV's down-firing speakers towards the viewer.
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    theGrio

  • Stacey Dash gushes over Dr. Ben Carson: He’s ‘a wise man’

    Blue Telusma
    23 May 2015 | 6:35 am
    It appears Fox News contributor, Stacey Dash may have unofficially endorsed her favorite candidate for the upcoming election. Friday, the actress posted a picture on her twitter page with presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson. In the tweet she writes, “Dr. Ben Carson an honorable, strong and wise man. What a pleasure.” While it’s not clear what event bought these two together, it’s not surprising that they would hit it off. Both have been scrutinized for their conservative political views. Dr. Ben Carson an honorable, strong and wise man. What a pleasure.
  •  Raven-Symoné in talks to join The View as permanent co-host

    Blue Telusma
    23 May 2015 | 5:52 am
    Over the last few of months, Raven Symoné’s guest co-host stint on The View has had tongues wagging due to her unorthodox views on just about everything. Now it appears she may be a permanent fixture on the daytime roundtable. In April, Page Six revealed that Raven-Symone was looking to join the cast permanently after Rosie O’Donnell left due to health problems. A source from ABC told the paper, “She was interesting and provocative. Raven would be great as a regular host.” Now the New York Daily News is reporting that everyone connected to the show is impressed by…
  • Man holds suspected carjacker at gunpoint until police arrive

    theGrio
    22 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Hashim Fannin had just pulled into a parking spot when a man slipped into the passenger’s seat as his doors automatically unlocked. But Fannin wasn’t about to let the man have his way. “He told me, ‘You know what this is,’” Fannin said.  He then said that he pulled his gun on the would-be carjacker. “I asked him to get out the car, probably not in those exact words,” Fannin said. “I told him no, there’s no leaving, leaving was before you hopped into my car … at this point there is no leaving.” Watch a man turn the tables on his would-be carjacker: After…
  • New video shows soldier’s final moments before dying in police custody

    theGrio
    22 May 2015 | 10:41 am
    A 26-year-old active Fort Bliss soldier self-reported to a jail for a two-day DWI sentence in July 2012. He left the jail in a casket. KFOX14 in El Paso, Texas has since been obtained of the final moments of Sgt. James Brown’s life. Brown checked himself into the jail for the DWI sentence and had reported in writing that he was a soldier who suffered from post-traumatic stress. He contacted his mother shortly after checking in. Watch a full report on the death of Sgt. James Brown below: Watch the raw video of Sgt. Brown’s final moments below: (*Warning, Graphic Content*)…
  • Black customer referred to as a N-word on restaurant receipt

    theGrio
    22 May 2015 | 10:31 am
    A black customer ordered a Cajun burger at Huck Finn’s Café in New Orleans and was disgusted when she got her receipt. Printed in large letters, the phrase, “N—– 100% dislike” was clear as day. “This is unacceptable. I couldn’t sleep last night,” Liryca Neville Branch told the New York Daily News. “It’s 2015. You would think that we wouldn’t have to deal with this stuff right now. It just shows that racism is alive and well.” When she and the three other black coworkers who were dining with her asked to speak to the manager, they were told…
 
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Graduation

    20 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Graduation PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 20 May 2015 KEYWORDS: graduation, debt, job, market, economy, uncertainty, 2015 Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Tremors

    13 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Tremors PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 13 May 2015 KEYWORDS: fracking, energy, oil, natural, gas, tremor, earthquake, environment Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Gang Initiation

    6 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Gang Initiation PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 06 May 2015 KEYWORDS: gang, intitiation, shooting, violence, inner, city, poverty, crime, police, jobs, minimum, wage, opportunity Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Aurora Theater Shooting Trial

    29 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Aurora Theater Shooting Trial PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 KEYWORDS: aurora, theater, shooting, trial, james, holmes, mental, health, insanity, defense, colorado Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Gun Rights Infighting

    22 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Gun Rights Infighting PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 KEYWORDS: dudley, brown, colorado, gun, rights, rocky, mountain, owners, caldara, independence, intstitute, kopel, control, law, magazine, capacity Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Wildfire Today

  • Comparison photos, 6 days and 39 days after escaped prescribed fire

    Bill Gabbert
    22 May 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Highway 385, which can be seen in the distance, was supposed to be the boundary of the prescribed fire. Only the land on the far side of the highway was planned to burn. These photos were taken by Bill Gabbert in the area burned when the April 13 Cold Brook prescribed fire escaped in Wind Cave National Park. In each pair of pictures, the first was taken on April 19, 6 days after the fire, and the next was taken on May 22, 39 days after the fire. Looking east from the planned burn area to Highway 385 which did not serve as an adequate fire line under the conditions that day. The north end of…
  • Wind Cave National Park bounces back from escaped prescribed fire

    Bill Gabbert
    22 May 2015 | 12:19 pm
    With copious rain over the last five weeks since the Cold Brook prescribed fire escaped control in Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota on April 13, the additional 5,000 acres outside the planned burn unit is in serious green-up. Most of the “bonus acres” had been treated at least once with previous prescribed fires, so there was not a heavy build up of fuel within the timbered areas. The escape, even though it was pushed by a strong wind, did not have high mortality in the Ponderosa pines. Most of the areas we saw near U.S. Highway 385 look like a typical prescribed fire in…
  • Colorado to use new system to predict wildland fire behavior

    Bill Gabbert
    22 May 2015 | 12:58 am
    Gov. John Hickenlooper traveled to an Arvada fire station to sign the bill that will implement a wildfire prediction system. Dr. Janice Coen, one of the developers of the system, is on the left. Photo provided by COHOUSEDEMS. The Governor of Colorado signed a bill Wednesday that authorizes the state to spend $1.2 million over the next two years on a “revolutionary” wildfire prediction system that uses weather data, groundbreaking computer modeling, and high resolution satellite imagery to predict the spread of fires up to 18 hours in advance. Below is an excerpt from an article at…
  • Arkansas leads U.S. in total value of federal excess property acquired for rural fire departments

    Bill Gabbert
    22 May 2015 | 12:06 am
    From the Arkansas Forestry Commission: “The Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC) Rural Fire Protection (RFP) Program provides specialized equipment, training, and loans to qualifying rural fire departments across Arkansas. Reports from a recent review by the U.S. Forest Service reveal Arkansas as the leader, surpassing all other states in the U.S., for the total value of federal excess property acquired by the program as of 2014. “The Rural Fire Protection Program was designed to support, train, and equip our strongest partners in wildland fire suppression and community safety –…
  • Portions of western Canada could be in for a hot, dry summer

    Bill Gabbert
    21 May 2015 | 3:37 pm
    From CBCnews: “Predicting the weather may not always be an easy task, but meteorologists are beginning to agree B.C. is in for a long, hot summer. Pennsylvania-based AccuWeather released its forecast Thursday, agreeing with last week’s prediction from Environment Canada that, for large parts of B.C., the heat is on. “Sea temperatures have been averaging two or three degrees above normal across the Eastern Pacific,” Brett Anderson, senior meteorologist with AccuWeather told CBC News. “That’s going to have a warming influence on places such as Vancouver,…
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Secrets, Politics and Torture

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

    11 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our poultry.
  • Outbreak

    4 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The vivid, inside story of why the Ebola outbreak wasn't stopped before it was too late.
  • American Terrorist

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates American-born terrorist David Coleman Headley, who helped plan the deadly 2008 siege on Mumbai.
  • Memory of the Camps

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    No one who has seen this documentary can ever forget it . One critic said it has the power "to shake the soul."
 
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • What Makes A Good Data Visualization?

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

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

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

    david
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    Fancy learning to be a data-viz ninja? I’m planning my first ever public data-visualisation workshops. I’ve published two books, created 567 graphics and made 1923 mistakes. The data suggests to me that I’m ready to share my method and process. Maybe you’d like to join me? What’s it entail? This new workshop format has been developed over a few years of private events. It’s a mix of lecture & hands-on exercises with plenty of discussion and sharing. It’s honed to a tight, fun and creative transmission of the method I use to create data and information…
  • What is Meditation / Mindfulness good for?

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

  • We have another homicide investigation opened just minutes ago on Bias Street that corner is just two blocks south of St Agnes Church on Baillou Hill Road!!!

    media
    21 May 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Victim is Marco “Mo” Newbold age 21 – some on the ground believes MO was gunned down by a man known to police and after his gal! Marco ‘NO’ Newbold Nassau, Bahamas – Police are now live right now opening a homicide investigation in the Baillou Hill Road and Bias Street section of New Providence where we can confirm a male has been fatally shot in the area. BP has already identified the victim as 21-year-old Marco ‘Mo’ Newbold. He was gunned down in the street like an animal by some animal on two legs. Right now his warn body is motionless in the street…
  • The Wutless media [Tribune] says Carnival was not successful – WHAT YINNER SAY?

    media
    21 May 2015 | 12:59 pm
    The macro-economic impact analysis will determine Carnival success Carnival 2015 - LOOK AT THE PEOPLE!!!!! Watch the FNM break up right over this Carnival Event! Dear Editor I note with some interest your headline story entitled “WAS CARNIVAL REALLY A SUCCESS?” of 21st May 2015 Firstly, the vast majority of experts in the arts, culture and entertainment community have characterized the inaugural 2015 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival a critical and artistic success and a step in the right direction in the growth and development of culture in The Bahamas, its inter-industrial linkage to our number…
  • This just IN – FNM in Turmoil and Minnis’ Leadership once again Challenged!

    media
    21 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    Richard Lightbourn to resign from Parliament and force a By-Election – WILL INGRAHAM WIN? Richard Lightbourn MP for Montaqu Possible by-election for Montaqu Hubert Minnis - Opposition Leader could possibly lock up the leadership from Ingraham and resoundingly defeat PAPA at the next Convention. Nassau, Bahamas – It was just one week ago since Bahamas Press revealed how Hubert Ingraham was speaking through Candia Dames in the column ‘The National Review’. Since that breaking ‘bussup’ report by BP, the Ingraham campaign has taken a new twist and team Minnis is now in a free fall.
  • Mr. Glen Woodside of South Mall Drive Grand Bahama is the fatality victim Wednesday….

    media
    21 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    Philippine National is dead following accident at Abaco Container Port…. Mr. Glen Woodside Abaco – Police in Abaco are investigating the death of a 49-year-old male Philippine National, who died while working on a vessel that was docked in Marsh Harbour. Reports are that on Wednesday 20th May, 2015 shortly before 2:00 pm, the deceased was a male crew worker on the vessel and was reportedly on top of a container when he accidentally slipped and fell off the container, landing on top of a stack of lumber before hitting the steel surface of the vessel. He was taken to the Marsh Harbour…
  • Ya Give the JACKASS DEM FOIA – but now they move the goal post and want something else! Well By-DAMN!

    media
    21 May 2015 | 3:54 am
    STB congratulates government on Freedom of Information move, Urges Independent Non-Political Commissioner Appointment Attorney Fred Smith, QC Paid Lobby parading around as environmentalists seeking to jail the PM and DPM all of a sudden wants something else! Mr. Christie – YA WASTING YA TIME WITH FRED SMITH DEM!!!! Vanessa Haley-Benjamin, CEO of the fast-growing environmental movement Save The Bays, congratulates the Christie government following release of draft Freedom of Information Act, but urges attention to public input and appointment of an independent commissioner to assure an…
 
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    The New Yorker: Everything

  • House of Secrets

    Ed Caesar
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Witanhurst, London’s largest private house, was built between 1913 and 1920 on an eleven-acre plot in Highgate, a wealthy hilltop neighborhood north of the city center. First owned by Arthur Crosfield, an English soap magnate, the mansion was designed in the Queen Anne style and contained twenty-five bedrooms, a seventy-foot-long ballroom, and a glass rotunda; the views from its gardens, over Hampstead Heath and across the capital, were among the loveliest in London. For decades, parties at Witanhurst attracted potentates and royals—including, in 1951, Elizabeth, the future Queen.See the…
  • Juan Rivera and the Dangers of Coercive Interrogation

    Douglas Starr
    22 May 2015 | 4:21 pm
    For more than fifty years, John E. Reid & Associates, Inc., has represented itself as providing the gold standard in interrogation training for police. The company’s technique, developed by Reid himself, a polygraph expert and former cop, in the late nineteen-forties, involves exerting psychological pressure to encourage confession. It is nonviolent and, according to the company, extremely effective. But, as I discussed in an article for the magazine in 2013, the past few decades have seen a growing number of psychologists and advocates question whether the technique isn’t coercive…
  • Wuvwy Music

    Sarah Larson
    22 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Last weekend, Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, who in their heyday often ended up in concert halls through chaotic means, shared a stage with the New York Philharmonic. This time, they went deliberately. The conductor George Daugherty, who has conducted his program “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” with various orchestras worldwide since 1989, pairs original Warner Bros. cartoons like “What’s Opera, Doc?” and “Corny Concerto” with live, synchronous performances of their music, by Carl Stalling and Milt Franklyn. This was the program’s first outing with the Philharmonic, and the four…
  • How a Gay-Marriage Study Went Wrong

    Maria Konnikova
    22 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Last December, Science published a provocative paper about political persuasion. Persuasion is famously difficult: study after study—not to mention much of world history—has shown that, when it comes to controversial subjects, people rarely change their minds, especially if those subjects are important to them. You may think that you’ve made a convincing argument about gun control, but your crabby uncle isn’t likely to switch sides in the debate. Beliefs are sticky, and hardly any approach, no matter how logical it may be, can change that.See the rest of the story at…
  • Ultimate Fighting Versus Boxing

    Kelefa Sanneh
    22 May 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Like many boxing fans, Dana White was looking forward, in early May, to the so-called Fight of the Century—Floyd Mayweather, Jr., vs. Manny Pacquiao. Reached by phone, a couple of days before the bout took place, White called it a “massive mega-fight”; he had bought his own tickets, for seventy-five hundred dollars apiece, even though he doesn’t typically attend fights as a paying customer. White is the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, or U.F.C., the leading organization in mixed martial arts, a cage-bound entertainment that has, over the past two decades, become a…
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • Nordea bank services down Sunday

    23 May 2015 | 6:02 am
    Nordea Bank has announced that there will be a break in their bank services on Sunday, May 24. The break will begin early in the morning at 4 am and it is estimated to end at 6 pm. The bank says the shutdown is due to necessary technical maintenance.During the break, Nordea bank cards cannot be used to withdraw money or pay bills at ATMs. Internet services will also not be available.The break will affect the following services:Card authentications with bank cards, Visa Electron, debit cards and personal customers’ MasterCardsATM cash transactions with Nordea cardsATM payment transactions…
  • High winds knock out power to 1000s of households

    23 May 2015 | 1:26 am
    High winds have cut electricity supplies in several parts of South Savo. During the morning hours on Saturday, as many as 3,200 households supplied by the utilities Järvi-Suomen Energia and Savon Voima were without power."More problems may arise as the wind downs trees. High gusts of wind are forecast to continue into Saturday evening, but the wind should die down by tomorrow," Mika Huttu of Järvi-Suomen Energia told Yle.Huttu said that power will likely be restored to all his company's customers no later than on Sunday."While the high winds continue, the damage situation may…
  • Is it summer yet?

    23 May 2015 | 1:01 am
    This year, the daily weather during May has been usually unsettled. Some parts of the country have received exceptionally high levels of precipitation which has caused flooding and delayed farmers' access to their fields. May has also been more windy than normal, something that, for example, cyclists have been keenly aware of.May usually includes extended periods of dry weather and warm temperatures, making it ideal for farmers sowing fields or homeowners painting houses. Last year was a case in point, when temperatures in mid-May shot up to as high as 30°C. Not so this year.Typically,…
  • Gov't formation talks - day for big decisions

    22 May 2015 | 11:15 pm
    The lead negotiator in government coalition formation talks, Centre Party chair Juha Sipilä, said late Friday evening that the framework of all key government programme issues should be settled  during the day on Saturday."They are scheduled for tomorrow and preparations look to have progressed to the point that decisions can be made," Sipilä said when leaving Friday's final late evening meeting with the leaders of the conservative National Coalition Party and the populist Finns Party.Policy on a controversial package of social welfare and health care reforms is to be finalized.
  • Finnish stag and hen parties: alcohol, sauna & silly costumes

    22 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Have you ever come across a group of rowdy young people dressed in costumes, making a lot of noise and daring one member of their group to do crazy things? Chances are what you saw was a Finnish stag or hen party, a tradition that Finns have made their own with a unique brand of zaniness that offers Finns an opportunity to let their hair down and celebrate their “last night of freedom.” According to a new Master’s thesis from Finnish university students Niilo Rinne, the Finnish stag party tradition can be traced back to the 1800s. Back then, the Swedish-speaking elite held German…
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    Bible Prophecy Blog

  • The Coming Kingdom (Part 37)

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    19 May 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Dr. Andy Woods Sugar Land Bible Church We began scrutinizing New Testament texts that "kingdom now" theologians employ in an attempt to argue that the kingdom is a present reality in order to show that none of these passages teach a present form of the kingdom. We have examined the typical texts... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • A Dispensational View of the Christian Life (Part 6)

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    15 May 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Dr. Steve Spurlin Cornerstone Bible Church As we continue to look at the Dispensational view of the Christian life, we are pleased to be able to begin to look at the more positive side of the issue. That is not to say that the content of the teaching doesn't have negative aspects, but the outcome... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • The Rapture (Part 29)

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    15 May 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Dr. Andy Woods Sugar Land Bible Church My previous articles commenced a series on the rapture of the church. We began with the question, "What is the Rapture?" This question can best be answered by noting ten truths about the rapture from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. We then... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Economist: Force Everyone to Have a Government-Controlled Bank Account

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    13 May 2015 | 1:25 pm
    (INFOWARS)—A former Bank of England economist has called for a total ban on cash and its replacement with credit accounts controlled directly by governments.In a column for the London Telegraph, fund manager Jim Leaviss all but advocates economic fascism as a means of enabling authorities to... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Vatican Officially Recognizes "State of Palestine"

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    13 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Robert Spencer Jihad Watch There is no "State of Palestine" at this time. This is part of the ongoing pressure upon Israel to create one. Creating one will be a great victory for the global jihad force, as a "State of Palestine" will inevitably be a new jihad base for renewed attacks against what... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
 
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    Deadline

  • ‘Southpaw’ Screening Pumped Up By Fest Chief Thierry Frémaux – Cannes

    Nancy Tartaglione
    23 May 2015 | 3:56 am
    Cannes Film Festival chief (and judo black belt) Thierry Frémaux, hosted a private screening of Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw here last night with star Jake Gyllenhaal turning up for the event. The Weinstein Co boxing picture had been in talks for the Official Selection, but was then agreed to be held back after its star was picked to serve on the jury. Harvey Weinstein showed footage at TWC’s annual preview event early in the festival. TWC releases domestically on July…
  • Guillermo Del Toro On Enthralling & Energizing Jury Experience – Cannes Q&A

    Nancy Tartaglione
    23 May 2015 | 3:02 am
    With one title left to screen, the Cannes Film Festival is beginning to wind down and the jury is poised to enter its final deliberations before announcing this year’s prize winners on Sunday evening. Earlier this week, we had the chance to chat with jury member Guillermo del Toro about his experience as part of what is arguably the world’s most prestigious film panel — this year led by co-presidents Joel and Ethan Coen. There are no spoilers here since we clearly…
  • Studiocanal & Switzerland’s Impuls Enter Output Deal – Cannes

    Nancy Tartaglione
    23 May 2015 | 1:40 am
    Following a strong Cannes market that saw it virtually sell out on Nick Park's prehistoric stop-frame feature Early Man, Studiocanal has entered an output deal with Switzerland’s Impuls Pictures. Impuls will now have Swiss distribution rights to all Studiocanal International Productions. The deal includes Early Man and other upcoming titles like Bastille Day with Idris Elba; Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong drama The Program; We Are Your Friends starring Zac Efron; 3D…
  • ‘Tomorrowland,’ ‘Pitch Perfect’ Compete As ‘Mad Max’ Holds Strong; ‘Ultron’ To Cross $400M – Box Office Friday

    Anita Busch
    22 May 2015 | 11:52 pm
    1st UPDATE, Friday, 11:52 PM: This Memorial Day holiday weekend is turning out to be a two-tier box office with the Top Five and the Bottom Five clearly separated by about $17M. Leading the Top half is Disney’s futuristic Tomorrowland and Universal’s Pitch Perfect 2, which are very close right now after a Friday battle to win holiday weekend. The estimated range on the 3-day gross for the Brad Bird-directed Tomorrowland is $33.7M to $35.1M after taking in around $10M to…
  • Marty Pasetta Dies: Longtime Director Of Academy Awards Telecasts Was 82

    Kinsey Lowe
    22 May 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Marty Pasetta, best known as director of Academy Awards telecasts for most of the 1970s and ’80s, has died. Pasetta died after he was struck by a car he had just exited Thursday night in La Quinta, CA. He was 82. The driver of the car had dropped off Pasetta and another passenger, and subsequently exited the car but left the transmission engaged, according to the Desert Sun. The car then struck both passengers. Pasetta died at the scene and the other passenger died later…
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    The Conversation

  • Cameron’s EU wish list – what can he get, and when?

    Michael Emerson, Associate Senior Research Fellow at The Centre for European Policy Studies
    23 May 2015 | 4:26 am
    Together forever? Maybe not... from www.shutterstock.comDavid Cameron, the UK’s prime minister, says he wants “a reformed EU”. But he has yet to declare his hand with regard to exactly what he wants. Indeed, he probably does not know yet what cards he will play, and will be using the latest round of talks to test various ideas in order to avoid the disastrous tactic of making impossible demands. He can certainly get support from other member states to build up a momentum for continuing reforms in many policy areas. But this is an ongoing, never-ending process – not some kind of rabbit…
  • Eurovision at 60: English songs dominate – and there's added 'anti-booing' technology

    Fernando Rosell-Aguilar, Lecturer in Spanish and Media Fellow at The Open University
    23 May 2015 | 4:25 am
    Boo if you dare. Georg Hochmuth/EPAOnce, UK Eurovision entries had an advantage of being sung in English. But since the rules were changed in 1999 to allow countries to compete in any language – not just their own – all winning songs bar one (Serbia in 2007) have been sung in the English language. Of the 40 songs entered into the competition this year, 33 were in English and one was sung in both English and Romanian. Only one song not in the English language (apart from the bilingual Romanian entry) has made it through to the 2015 final: the Montenegro entry, sung in Montenegrin. When…
  • Is TPP about jobs – or China?

    Simon Reich, Professor in The Division of Global Affairs and The Department of Political Science at Rutgers University
    22 May 2015 | 6:32 pm
    John Kerry talks trade with workers at Boeing POOL New/ Reuters Washington is in the midst of a heated debate over President Obama’s proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. It certainly has created some unorthodox political bedfellows. The president is widely supported in this initiative by Republicans. He is opposed by large swathes of his own party. Senator Elizabeth Warren symbolizes this opposition, although she is hardly alone among Democrats in voicing her discontent. Still, focusing on her gives credence to the claim it is the “liberal” wing in the party that is…
  • Fast-track overcomes key hurdle, but obstacles remain as trade deals hang in balance

    Charles Hankla, Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University
    22 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Fast-track proponents say passing trade promotion authority is key to supporting US exports. ReutersAfter the Senate’s refusal to pass trade promotion authority (TPA) on May 12, some trade advocates feared that President Obama’s ongoing commercial negotiations with Asia and Europe would die a slow death. Yesterday’s narrow vote in the Senate to close debate on TPA – a key hurdle to final passage – promises to lift their spirits considerably, as it likely guarantees passage of the bill within the next few days, ahead of the Memorial Day recess. The vote was interesting because it…
  • Logjam isn't the only reason your computer might be more vulnerable to internet threats

    Andrew Smith, Lecturer in Networking at The Open University
    22 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    Cyber warning ShutterstockThere’s a hole in the protection surrounding some of the internet’s supposedly secure websites. A group of researchers has discovered that cyber criminals and other hackers can attack websites that use the “https” security encryption using a method known as “Logjam”. This attack, which is thought to work on around 8% of the top one million websites, allows hackers to see important information that should be protected, such as payment details or private communication. Encryption is a way of turning information into a secret code in order to stop others…
 
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • California: Alameda County Library Board Finds Alternative to Trashing Books

    Gary Price
    23 May 2015 | 6:29 am
    From KGO-TV: At a meeting Wednesday evening, the library advisory board decided it was a good idea to contract Discover Books — which collects, resells or gives away the material. Regardless, book enthusiasts are still upset that an estimated 172,000 items were dumped in the trash. “Many books are being pulled off the shelf without consideration for their value,” Dorthea Dorenz of Library Book Savers of Alameda County told the board. However, Principal Librarian Deb Sicas told ABC7 News, “This is information that’s four years old. Financial information…
  • Video: University of Michigan Library Discovers Unpublished Memoir Within New Orson Welles Acquisition

    Gary Price
    22 May 2015 | 3:25 pm
    From a Text Report: Though he is considered by many as one of the world’s greatest filmmakers, Orson Welles was an actor, producer, writer and radio broadcaster. He was also notorious for leaving many of his projects unfinished. Perhaps that is what makes the Welles collections at the University of Michigan so intriguing. “Not a week goes by that somebody from somewhere in the world doesn’t inquire about something in these archives,” said Philip Hallman, curator of U-M’s Screen Arts Mavericks and Makers collection. “The reality is, there’s a lot yet…
  • Vermont’s State Librarian Reports on a 14.7 % Cut to State Appropriation For Libraries

    Gary Price
    22 May 2015 | 2:09 pm
    A report by Vermont State Librarian Marti Reid about the funding cut appears in the new issue ( (May 2015) issue of the Vermont Dept. of Libraries newsletter. From Reid’s Article: … and looming over all of this discussion [about “front burner” issues in Vermont] was the need to reduce State spending to meet a whopping $113 million budget gap. In the final days there was a flurry of attention given to new taxing options and a focus on revenue, but the budget as passed necessarily put the ax to some critical programs across state government and was nothing to cheer…
  • New Data Files From NSF: Science and Engineering Degrees, by Race/Ethnicity of Recipients: 2002–12

    Gary Price
    22 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
    The following data was released online on Thursday by the National Science Foundation (NSF). From the Web Site: This publication is based on data from two annual federal surveys. Bachelor’s and master’s degree data and data on doctoral degrees in engineering technologies were collected from institutions of higher education by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Completions Survey, conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), U.S. Department of Education (ED). Data on research doctoral degrees in all fields except engineering technologies were…
  • A Food Truck for the Brain! Edmonton Public Library Releases Video Commercial for EPL2Go

    Gary Price
    22 May 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Last year we posted about the launch of the Edmonton Public Library’s EPL2Go service that EPL CEO Linda Cook called a, “food truck for the brain.” EPL2Go vans appear around the city providing, “a full suite of services, including puppet shows and family storytimes, as well as digital fun with iPads, robotics, gaming and more. To learn more, take a look at a new video commercial for the EP2Go service that was shared on YouTube earlier today. The video is well-produced with a humorous, some might even funny, tone. Well done EPL!
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    Full Text Reports...

  • Information Retrieval with Verbose Queries

    fulltextreports
    23 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Information Retrieval with Verbose Queries Source: Microsoft Research Recently, the focus of many novel search applications shifted from short keyword queries to verbose natural language queries. Examples include question answering systems and dialogue systems, voice search on mobile devices and entity search engines like Facebook’s Graph Search or Google’s Knowledge Graph. However the performance of […]
  • How fast are semiconductor prices falling?

    fulltextreports
    22 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    How fast are semiconductor prices falling? Source: American Enterprise Institute Editor’s note: This paper has been updated from the original version posted in July 2014. The Producer Price Index (PPI) for the United States suggests that semiconductor prices have barely been falling in recent years, a dramatic contrast from the rapid declines reported from the […]
  • Overdraft U: Student Bank Accounts Often Loaded With High Overdraft Fees

    fulltextreports
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Overdraft U: Student Bank Accounts Often Loaded With High Overdraft Fees Source: Center for Responsible Lending Some colleges and banks enter into exclusive agreements to offer students checking accounts – usually these accounts come furnished with a debit card that prominently displays the school logo and can sometimes be used as student ID. For banks, […]
  • Payday Mayday: Visible and Invisible Payday Lending Defaults

    fulltextreports
    22 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Payday Mayday: Visible and Invisible Payday Lending Defaults Source: Center for Responsible Lending This paper’s findings highlight that the lack of underwriting for payday loans creates economic distress for borrowers from the very first loan: Nearly half of all payday borrowers defaulted within two years of their first loan. Of borrowers who defaulted, nearly half […]
  • The High Burden of State and Federal Capital Gains Tax Rates in the United States

    fulltextreports
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    The High Burden of State and Federal Capital Gains Tax Rates in the United States Source: Tax Foundation Key Findings The average combined federal, state, and local top marginal tax rate on long-term capital gains in the United States is 28.6 percent – 6th highest in the OECD. This is more than 10 percentage points […]
 
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    Detroit Unspun

  • Dinosauria is back: It’s Zoorassic Park at Detroit Zoo

    M Lapham
    23 May 2015 | 4:46 am
    Experience the creatures that ruled the earth 65 million years ago.  No time machine necessary, only enough gas to get you to Royal Oak. The Detroit Zoo will have 40 animatronics recreations of the terrible, fearsome lizards, complete with snarls and roars … and even spit … from May 22 through Sept. 7. Dinosauria is back! This is the first time that the exhibit has been at the zoo since 2011 and it’s the largest of its kind in the country.  There will be adult dinosaurs, young ones and eggs … all inside the four-acre Dino Trail, assuring that you are never long at all without a…
  • How will Detroit fill all of its vacant spaces? Carefully, deliberately and with consideration for others

    Karen Dybis
    22 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    Is there a way to stage a polite rebellion? Could Detroit have a reasonable uprising? How do you balance the need for immediate, aggressive change with the absolute need for inclusion and sensitivity? Sorry about the questions, but two fascinating but conflicting issues are facing Detroit, it seems. I write this after a week of conversations, luncheons and conferences where people appear to be wrestling with how to push Detroit forward without leaving anyone behind. It’s clear that we have a huge problem that needs delicate solutions. The first issue goes something like this: People both…
  • Memory Project opens at Holocaust Memorial Center: Tells story of life, not loss

    M Lapham
    22 May 2015 | 5:28 am
    It is important we remember the worst parts of our history and how they affected those involved as well as the better parts of our past. One of those memories is the Holocaust, when so many families were separated, and many of those who survived never found out what happened to those they loved. “The Memory Project,” a new multi-media exhibit at the Holocaust Museum Center Zekelman Family Campus, explores that horrific time in a very personal way. It features the work of artist Roz Jacobs and filmmaker Laurie Weisman and focuses on Jacobs’ uncle Kalman, who disappeared in Poland…
  • Detroit’s Comic Con Nation: The vibrant community most people miss at the show

    M Lapham
    19 May 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Once again crowds poured into the Motor City Comic Con. Most wanted to see the famous actors and get their autograph, but if that’s all they did they missed quite a bit of the experience.  The show has its own community and a host of characters that rival those portrayed by the media guests. With 26 years under its belt, Motor City Comic Con has a past, and with it a creative community of writers, artists, illustrators, crafters and those who follow their mediums has evolved.  The community, which is unique to the show, goes back to the days before economic necessities steered it more…
  • Rachel Jacobs and her Detroit Nation taught all of us ‘Tikkun Olam’ or healing the world

    Karen Dybis
    14 May 2015 | 3:36 pm
    There are two funds set up to honor Rachel Jacobs and her legacy. They are: –Crowdrise on behalf of Detroit Nation. Your donation, in memory of Rachel, will go to benefit Detroit-area projects that will continue this mission and leave a lasting legacy in Rachel’s name. –Columbia Business School. Rachel’s family would like to create a scholarship for students in her name, with preference for aspiring female social entrepreneurs. Please designate “Other” when determining the gift amount. On the following page, select “In Memory”, and fill out Rachel Jacobs 2002…
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    SWNS

  • “Is it my fault?” Calum Best opens up to charity about his relationship with alcoholic father in unseen footage

    SWNS Reporter
    22 May 2015 | 4:35 am
    A previously-unseen video shows troubled Calum Best break down as he tells for the first time how he suffered ‘deep, dark issues’ because of his legendary dad’s alcoholism. In a brutally honest interview, tearful Calum reveals that the footballing superstar would only be sober enough to talk to him for just TWO HOURS a day. And he says he grew up thinking HE was to blame for the drink problems which ultimately drove his father to an early grave. The heartfelt 20-minute footage is thought to be the first time the 34-year-old ever spoke publicly about life with Manchester…
  • Bathroom firm thrilled to see products on TV show The Hotel Inspector

    SWNS Reporter
    22 May 2015 | 3:51 am
    Staff at a bathroom store were thrilled when their products were chosen on TV to revamp a Fawlty Towers style hotel. Channel 5 show The Hotel Inspector hosted by Alex Polizzi visited the Little Thatch Inn in Quedgely, Glos., to bring it into the 21st century with some modern upgrades. While the 23-room hotel might not be exactly like Basil and Manuel from the hit BBC comedy, it needed some improvements to allow owner  Jacky McDougall to retire. A sleek and modern bathroom from JOYOU So when the team chose furnishings from JOYOU Bathrooms, part of the Grohe Group, staff there were…
  • Health and safety essentials in the workplace

    SWNS Reporter
    22 May 2015 | 3:14 am
    Health and safety at work Health and safety at work is of paramount importance, which is why it’s crucial to make your premises as secure as possible.You can do this by carrying out a risk assessment to identify potential hazards before implementing a strategy to improve your working environment. A few small changes can make a big difference and the following health and safety essentials are a must for many companies. Anti-slip paint Safety underfoot is key with anti slip products such as paint, non-slip stair treads, decking strips and other specialised products offering protection for…
  • Furious mum threatens to pull kids from primary school after head teacher shamed her for BREASTFEEDING

    SWNS Reporter
    22 May 2015 | 3:12 am
    A mum is threatening to remove her children from a primary school after claiming she was shamed by the head teacher – for BREASTFEEDING. Lisa Bailey with her young son Kayden-Jay (SWNS) Lisa Bailey was at Langney Primary School to wave her 11-year-old daughter Abbie off on a week-long school trip when her baby son Kayden-Jay became irritable and hungry. The mum-of-four went to the back of the assembly hall to “discreetly” feed the one year-old just before school started on Monday morning. But moments later school head Julie Prentice came over and told her to move on in case…
  • Roman Empire fell because ‘prosperity made people weak’, claims researcher

    SWNS Reporter
    22 May 2015 | 2:58 am
    The Roman Empire fell because its people became ‘lazy and weak’ when they had more money, a researcher has claimed. Historians have believed for centuries that war, economic collapse and political changes brought down the ancient giant in the 5th Century AD. But after SEVEN years of groundbreaking research, Dr Jim Penman PhD claims that a surge in prosperity changed the traditionally stoical Romans’ biolological make-up, causing them to become idle and disrespect authority. Dr Penman said: “The character of the Roman people changed during the late Republic and early…
 
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    EURweb

  • Sony Accused by Nina Simone Heirs of Pirating Late Singer’s Music

    EurPublisher
    23 May 2015 | 6:03 am
    *The Nina Simone estate and Sony are at it again. We’re talking business partners who just can ‘t seem to get along. It seems that 80 of Simone’s albums have been added to iTunes and other digital venues without authorization, according to court papers. Just when things seemed to be on the right track because […]
  • GA Teacher (Quentin Wright) Allowed Students to Have Sex in Classroom Closet

    EurPublisher
    23 May 2015 | 3:58 am
    *And just how did this person get credentialed as a teacher? We’re referring to a teacher in Georgia who was recently fired after allegedly allowing two students have sex in a classroom closet. The teacher, Quentin Wright (pictured), was fired from his math teaching job at The Champion School in Stone Mountain, when a 14-year-old’s […]
  • DC/MD Community Invited to Support ‘Hope Without Boundaries’ 5K Walk/Run

    billie1225
    23 May 2015 | 1:40 am
    *Landover Hills, MD – Participants from across the DC area will show their support for the families of missing children and adults during ‘The Hope Without Boundaries’ 5K Walk/Run benefitting the Black & Missing Foundation, Inc., (BAMFI) BAMFI is a non-profit organization that brings awareness to missing persons of color, provide vital resources and tools to […]
  • BHL’s This Week: Mariah Can’t Get a Hit? New Beyonce Video! Differences in Police Response

    bhlivederrial
    23 May 2015 | 1:17 am
    *BHL: This Week — In this episode Black Hollywood Live hosts Derrial Christon, DJ Jesse Janedy, and Courtney Stewart discuss news for the week of May 22nd, 2015. Jesse opens things up by discussing Beyonce‘s new video and it’s reactions, followed by President Obama’s record breaking twitter. Courtney switches to talk about LA Reid shading […]
  • Young Buck Smokes Weed with Snoop Dogg and Violates Probation (Watch)

    Deron Dalton
    22 May 2015 | 8:22 pm
    *Young Buck was successful at passing his mandatory drug tests since 2013. Although, all of that has changed, and he could be facing jail time. According to TMZ, he smoked weed with Snoop Dogg and violated his probation. A probation officer caught him “using a tube to shoot a ‘yellow substance’ into his drug testing […]
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    Evening Express

  • Concern over missing girl and man

    Press Association
    23 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    Police are growing increasingly concerned over a 16-year-old girl and a 51-year-old man who have been missing for a week. Kaylie Hatton climbed out of a window at her grandmother’s home in Sidcup, Kent, in the early hours last Saturday, police said. She is believed to be in the company of a man police named […] The post Concern over missing girl and man appeared first on Evening Express.
  • Rangers close in on elite return

    Press Association
    23 May 2015 | 6:23 am
    Rangers moved within two games of ending a three-year exile from the Scottish Premiership after holding off Hibernian in their play-off semi-final at Easter Road. Two goals up from Wednesday’s first leg, the Glasgow side could afford to concede Jason Cummings’ late strike in the Leith return and hold on for a 1-0 defeat which […] The post Rangers close in on elite return appeared first on Evening Express.
  • Pellegrini: This season was easier

    Press Association
    23 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini does not think he has fallen victim to a managerial ‘second-season syndrome’. Pellegrini claims he had a tougher time in his first campaign as City boss and has just been let down by some rudimentary mistakes this term. Pellegrini’s side fell away badly in the second half of the season, […] The post Pellegrini: This season was easier appeared first on Evening Express.
  • New Zealand press on at Lord’s

    Press Association
    23 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    England must overturn a surely sizeable first-innings deficit if they are somehow to prevail in the first Investec Test against New Zealand at Lord’s. The prolific Kane Williamson (112no) completed the first century of this two-match series as the Kiwis moved to 407 for four, in reply to 389 all out, before rain brought a […] The post New Zealand press on at Lord’s appeared first on Evening Express.
  • Deila braced for transfers test

    Press Association
    23 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    Celtic manager Ronny Deila admits it will be very difficult to complete his transfer business before the Champions League qualifiers. Celtic begin their season in mid-July with the first of three potential qualifying rounds to reach the group stages. The Norwegian will be far better prepared than he was this season, when Celtic were knocked […] The post Deila braced for transfers test appeared first on Evening Express.
 
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    Everything Long Beach

  • Rancho Los Cerritos To Host Free Concert Featuring the Band of the California Battalion

    Editor
    22 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    To commemorate the Rancho’s transfer from the Bixby family to the City of Long Beach in 1955, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is presenting Back To The 50’s, a celebration of American Rock n’ Roll, Jazz, and Country Music. The series takes place on the third Sunday of the month between May and August, and is completely free. Guests are welcome to arrive at 4:30 p.m. for pre-concert picnicking in the beautiful backyard lawn. Music begins at 5:30 and continues until 7 p.m.Read the rest of Rancho Los Cerritos To Host Free Concert Featuring the Band of the California Battalion
  • “Beach Streets” Gets Residents Rolling, Walking, Moving Uptown

    Editor
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Two large community festivals, concerts, skate and BMX expos, art exhibits, petting zoos and bands playing on restaurant patios are just some of the entertainment and activities planned for the “Beach Streets Uptown” Open Street event on Saturday, June 6. Atlantic Avenue will be opened up for walking, bicycling, skating and socializing, by temporarily closing the street to vehicle traffic from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The transformation will stretch from Wardlow Road to Houghton Park at Harding Avenue.Read the rest of “Beach Streets” Gets Residents Rolling, Walking, Moving…
  • LBPD to Target Quality of Life Issues Memorial Day Weekend

    Editor
    22 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    Long Beach Police Department. Photo by Barbara Holbrook, Everything Long Beach The Long Beach Police Department will conduct specialized beach patrol and modified exhaust operations from Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25, 2015, in an effort to address quality of life issues and enhance traffic enforcement in the beach areas during the Memorial Day weekend.Read the rest of LBPD to Target Quality of Life Issues Memorial Day Weekend
  • Celebrating Education Highlights Ports Future Leaders

    Editor
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
      Photo~ Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. They’re young, bright and very likely to be tomorrow’s port leaders. On Wednesday, May 20, the Port of Long Beach hosted Celebrating Education, an event that brought together these smart students, their teachers, public officials and business executives to highlight educational accomplishments in international trade and the goods movement industry.Read the rest of Celebrating Education Highlights Ports Future Leaders
  • Repairs to Shut Down Span of Desmond Bridge June 14

    Editor
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    The Gerald Desmond Bridge will be closed June 14. Detour signs will be posted. The Gerald Desmond Bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14, to allow workers to repair and replace safety lights atop the span, which connects the downtown Long Beach area to Terminal Island. Read the rest of Repairs to Shut Down Span of Desmond Bridge June 14
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    Asian Correspondent » News

  • US says North Korea photoshopped missile launch images

    Asian Correspondent Staff
    20 May 2015 | 3:52 am
    An image obtained by Yonhap News Agency showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pointing at a ballistic missile his military claimed to have launched from underwater on May 9. The US says images released by North Korea to back up its claims of a successful submarine missile launch were doctored, adding that Pyongyang is years away from the technology required to pull off such a feat. North Korea’s May 9 missile launch announcement heightened tensions on the peninsula ahead of John Kerry’s visit earlier this week, when he accused the Kim Jong-un regime of unleashing “stories of…
  • Australian activists say Abbott’s biomass plan will destroy native forests

    Rowena Dela Rosa Yoon
    20 May 2015 | 3:16 am
    Pic: AP. Australia’s Coalition government finally agreed to come up with an achievable Renewable Energy Target (RET), but it is not what conservation groups have expected. The Coalition government and the Labor opposition agreed on a reduced target of 33,000 gigawatt hours. The thing is Tony Abbott proposed burning biomass as a source of renewable energy, which the Greens find to be contentious. Conservation groups say Abbott’s biomass plan will lead to the destruction of native forests. The Wilderness Society has called on the government to shelve its plan to use native forest woodchips…
  • Chinese man with 17 girlfriends arrested for fraud

    Asian Correspondent Staff
    20 May 2015 | 1:20 am
    The Chinese conman known as Yuan, seen here on a local TV show. Image via China Daily. A Chinese man who made international headlines last month after being found out by his 17 girlfriends has been arrested for fraud. He was discovered when the women rushed to his hospital bedside after he was involved in an accident, only to find out he hadn’t exactly been faithful. “I was really worried when I heard that he was in hospital,” Xiao Li, who had been seeing Mr Yuan for 18 months, told the local Xiaoxiang Chen Bao paper at the time. “But when I started seeing more and more…
  • Pakistan software company denies ‘baseless’ diploma mill allegations

    Asian Correspondent Staff
    20 May 2015 | 12:29 am
    A screengrab from the ‘Barkley University’ website. Pakistani officials raided the offices of a software company in Karachi Tuesday after a New York Times report said it receives millions of dollars each year from marketing fake university degrees and diplomas. Fake credentials are big business, with the Times alleging that some clients are willing to pay thousands of dollars for fake degrees, rather than forking our tens of thousands for the real thing. Axact has denied the allegations and says it will take legal action against the newspaper. “Axact condemns this story as…
  • Indonesia, Malaysia agree to take in stranded Rohingya migrants

    AP News
    19 May 2015 | 11:27 pm
    Boats anchored off the coast of western Burma, where many of the refugees come from. Pic: AP. PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to provide temporary shelter to thousands of migrants stranded at sea in the first breakthrough in the humanitarian crisis confronting Southeast Asia. The announcement was made Wednesday by Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman after a meeting with his counterpart from Indonesia and Thailand to address the plight of the migrants. Most of them are the long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma and others are Bangladeshis fleeing…
 
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  • Tashkent-Samarkand

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

    admin
    6 May 2015 | 10:27 am
    They source, from which I got the video, says that the city of Samarkand is the same age as ancient Rome! This also explains how much of history the city carries. Chinese people have such saying “Bai wen bu ru yi jian”, which means “Hearing a hundred times is no better than seeing once”. So, […]
  • Treasure of Uzbekistan

    admin
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    People in foreign countries may not have heard about Uzbekistan and not have any idea about their culture, but believe me, almost %90 of those “unfamiliar-with-Uzbekistan” people, definitely do know about this famous city of Samarkand! This is the real treasure of the country. This is the very place, which was home for the world’s […]
  • Asian Beauty Queen

    admin
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Beautiful, wonderful, majestic, enchanting, … What else can I say about this land of greatest people of history, starting from scientists, writers, poets and scholars! This country takes my breath away every time I look at it! Uzbekistan – the pearl of Central Asia, the beloved of not only its citizens, but also a lot […]
  • Asian “Great Canyon”

    admin
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Here is  another model of American wonder in Kyrgyzstan – the Great Kyrgyz Canyon! It is not as huge as the one in the United States. However, the beauty of it can definitely be compared in that level! Konorchak canyons are located in the north side of a country and it takes about three to five […]
 
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  • DEMOCRACY QUESTIONED

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

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

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

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

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

    John Johnson
    23 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    A woman in her 80s who lives alone in Pennsylvania wasn't actually living alone, it turns out. Police in Bedford say that a 49-year-old man had secretly moved in and was living on her second floor for several weeks, reports WJAC-TV and the Bedford County Free Press . His rent-free living...
  • 65-Year-Old Gives Birth to Quadruplets

    23 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age. Annegret Raunigk gave birth to a girl, Neeta, and three boys, Dries, Bence, and Fjonn, by cesarean section at a Berlin hospital Tuesday, reports RTL television....
  • Islands Appearing in the Southwest—Ominously

    Kate Seamons
    23 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    New islands are being born along the border of Arizona and Utah. That's an ominous thing, reports the Guardian in a look at Lake Powell, the country's second-biggest reservoir. Due to dwindling snow falls in the Rockies—which has spurred a crisis for the Colorado River, which feeds the lake—...
  • Cops: DC Suspect Had Help in Mansion Murders

    John Johnson
    23 May 2015 | 4:39 am
    Daron Wint remains the only person charged in the murders of four people in a DC mansion, but authorities say he didn't act alone. Without going into great detail, the police affidavit asserts that the killings “required the presence and assistance of more than one person," reports CNN . It's not...
  • Gay Marriage on Track for Win in Historic Ireland Vote

    John Johnson
    23 May 2015 | 3:52 am
    The world is about to have its first country to accept gay marriage through a popular vote. Though final results aren't expected for hours, both sides say the "yes" side has won an easy victory in yesterday's referendum , reports the Irish Times . One of the main opponents conceded as much...
 
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  • Miami Police Officer arrested for stealing gas ! (Video)

    Admin
    20 May 2015 | 9:48 am
    A Miami-Dade Police Officer has been arrested after he was caught on video stealing gas from a county site intended for police cruisers only and then filling up his wife's car. Officers are allowed to fill their squad cars no charge, but this offer doesn't come with a friends and family discount. According to the State Attorney's Office and Miami-Dade officials, Officer Emil Lugo has been charged with felony fraud for stealing the county fuel at County Fuel Site #17. Police said this fuel station is where Lugo got a lot of his gas (we now why!). Police from Lugo's department began watching…
  • Bike-Surfing (Video)

    Admin
    19 May 2015 | 8:06 am
    Riding a motorcycle with ‘no-hands’ is difficult enough. But these extreme bikers take this concept to the next level. They ride their motorcycles like a surfboard! Videographer ScottDW had the opportunity to work with a group of motorcycle surfers and captured their amazing tricks as they traveled up to 50 mph! Dangerously high speeds. Don’t try this.  
  • Plane makes emergency landing after passenger stunk up the toilet

    Admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    Passengers of a British Airways flight were left stranded for 15 hours after someone stunk up the toilet after takeoff. The flight was forced to turn back to Heathrow Airport in London, England, leaving passengers stranded for 15 hours because someone made the toilet really smelly, a spokesperson for British Airways said. The flight to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, had just arrived to Brussels, Belgium, when the plane's pilot made the strange announcement. Passengers were told that the smell had become too unbearable about half an hour into the seven-hour flight. Passengers said that they…
  • Lion Opens Car Door In Safari!

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    6 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    Joshua Sutherland‘s sisters were visiting their parents in South Africa and went for a car ride of a life time. The family found a pride of lions and slowly pulled up next to them to get a better view. One lioness decided to check them out and eventually figured out how to open the car door with her mouth. The girls screamed and quickly closed the door. It was only then that they all realized out loud “you’re supposed to lock the door.”
  • Young woman who dressed as man exposed after her mustache fell off while robbing old man! (Video)

    Admin
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    A woman who dressed as a man, was busted while attempting to withdraw money from an old man’s bank account. The 27-year-old woman who posed as the old man’s male friend, tried to withdraw money from his account, but was busted when her fake mustache began peeling off her face. Police said that Kayleigh Mendonca of Leominster, Massachusetts, disguised herself as a man with the mustache, a big coat, large gloves and big glasses. She borrowed her 65-year-old friend's truck and drove up to the bank’s window to withdraw $500 from his account.  The 65-year-old victim was identified as…
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  • Union warns over dwindling number of doctors in public service

    MARGARET WAHITO
    23 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    KMPDU Secretary General Dr Ouma Oluga says there are only 2,200 doctors at the moment serving in the public sector/MARGARET WAHITONAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 – Over 2000 doctors have quit serving in the public hospitals since the health sector was devolved to the counties in 2013. This is according to Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentist Union (KMPDU) leaders who attribute this to poor management of the doctors by the county government including low salaries, long working hours and lack of training. KMPDU Secretary General Dr Ouma Oluga says there are only 2,200 doctors at the…
  • Thousands turn up for Mater Heart Run

    LABAN WANAMBISI
    23 May 2015 | 5:54 am
    Mater Hospital CEO Agnes Chege said the eleventh edition of the Mater Heart Run is targeting to raise Sh110 million to perform 135 heart surgeries/KEVIN GITAUNAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 – Thousands turned up for this year’s Mater Heart Run initiative on Saturday, an annual event whose aim is to assist children from families which cannot afford the cost of cardiac surgery. Mater Hospital CEO Agnes Chege said the eleventh edition of the Mater Heart Run is targeting to raise Sh110 million to perform 135 heart surgeries and 105 catheterizations. In addition to conducting 21,000 screening on…
  • 2,020 Somali refugees repatriated from Dadaab camp

    JUDIE KABERIA
    23 May 2015 | 2:53 am
    Komen further explained that in the following weeks, the refugees will be returned to different areas in Somalia in larger groups/fileNAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 – The Department of Refugee Affairs on Friday said it had repatriated 2,020 refugees from Dadaab Camp in an ongoing pilot phase. Acting Commissioner for Refugees Affairs Haron Komen told a news conference that the repatriation process of the 600,000 refugees was halted due to rains but will resume the coming week with expectations that a caravan of 200 refugees will be returned to Somalia. “Next week we are targeting to at least not…
  • Kabogo calls on governors to support ‘Uhurucare’

    OLIVE BURROWS
    23 May 2015 | 2:32 am
    Kabogo said county governments should put the interests of the Kenyan public first and what was in their best interest, he submitted, is universal healthcare/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 – Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has called on his fellow governors to support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s efforts to make universal healthcare a reality. Speaking during the African Inland Church’s Kijabe Hospital centennial celebrations which were presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, Kabogo said county governments should put the interests of the Kenyan public first and what was in their…
  • Bensouda wants evidence of recanting witnesses admitted

    JUDIE KABERIA
    23 May 2015 | 2:21 am
    ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said the evidence submitted by the witnesses in their primary testimonies were important in giving the full picture of the happening of the 2007/2008 Post Election Violence/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 – The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecution has made an application asking the court to admit prior evidence of six witnesses who recanted their evidence in the case against Deputy President William Ruto . In an application filed on Thursday, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said the evidence submitted by the witnesses in their primary testimonies were…
 
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  • Lara Fortez Oshiomole Steps Out As Edo States First Lady.

    Olatunde Olumide
    16 May 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Lara Oshiomole (The Cape Verdean beauty) joined her husband, the governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole to participate in the annual 10kilometers Okpekpe road race on Saturday morning.See pictures below showing her first duties as first lady of the state.More when you Continue >> >>
  • Dele Momodu Celebrates 55 years Birthday

    Olatunde Olumide
    16 May 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Dele Momodu, the publisher of Ovation and Politician turned 55 years old today. He had a quite celebration with his wife, sons and a couple of friends.See more pictures after the cut...More when you Continue >> >>
  • Bomb Blast In Damaturu

    Olatunde Olumide
    16 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    The popular Bayan Tasha market/ motor park in Damaturu Yobe state was attacked by a suicide bomber believed to be about 10 years old.  This happened around 11am today. Eyewitnesses confirmed that the girl tried gaining access into the park but was stopped by the security men stationed at the entrance who subjects anyone coming into the park to proper search.The bomb strapped under her hijab was detonated while the girl was being searched; killing her, a security officer and three others and leaving those close by injured.
  • Boko Haram Recaptures The Town Of Marte, Borno State

    Olatunde Olumide
    16 May 2015 | 1:03 pm
    The Deputy Governor of Borno State, Zannah Mustapha, confirmed the recapture of Marte town by Boko Haram. He alleged that 600 women and girls had been dispatched by the terrorists, as suicide bombers, with the aim of causing multiple explosions in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.More when you Continue >> >>
  • Three Unidentified Women Kidnapped In Ekiti State By Unknown Gunmen.

    Olatunde Olumide
    16 May 2015 | 8:57 am
    There women were kidnapped with their husbands and unspecified number of children along Igbole-igbosin road while travelling in a Toyota Rav 4 Sports utility vehicle to Ibadan, Oyo state, for a wedding.The kidnappers are reported to have later dropped the men and the children while the women were driven away in the car after collecting phones and other valuables from the victims.More when you Continue >> >>
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  • Central African Republic: 10 rebel groups sign peace deal

    The Conversation
    22 May 2015 | 2:55 am
    The signing of a major peace agreement by ten rebel groups in the Central African Republic is a welcome step towards peace after years of violent chaos. Things really began to get out of hand when a December 2012 coup brought together a handful of northern rebel groups into a loose group known as the Séléka (the coalition). Previously rivals, they grouped together to overthrow president François Bozizé and install Michael Djotodia in his place in March 2013. This led to an escalating series of reprisal killings in the capital, Bangui, by “anti-Balaka” self-defence militias. The…
  • Archaeologists discover stone tools from before earliest humans

    The Conversation
    21 May 2015 | 5:21 am
    Archaeologists have discovered stone artefacts in Kenya dating back to 3.3m years ago – making them the oldest stone tools yet discovered. The finding pushes back the record of stone tools by 700,000 years. While the tools predate the earliest known representative of our own genus, Homo, it is not yet possible to pin down exactly which species created the tools. However, the artefacts may provide a link between the kinds of stone tool used by chimpanzees and other primates for pounding and nut-cracking but which lack intentionally removed flakes and more sophisticated edged stone tools…
  • Syria: Islamic State militants seize ancient city of Palmyra

    Descrier Staff
    21 May 2015 | 5:12 am
    Islamic State (IS) militants have taken control of Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that militants entered the Unesco World Heritage site after seizing the neighbouring town of Tadmur, airport, prison, and Syrian military intelligence station after regime troops fled. Around 100 troops are reported to have been killed by IS in the battle for the city. There are currently no reports of the militants destroying the site, but observers fear that the militants may attempt to demolish the ancient site, which was founded around 2,000 years ago and…
  • Mirror Group ordered to pay £1.2m over phone hacking

    Descrier Staff
    21 May 2015 | 3:39 am
    Eight celebrities have won damages of £1.2 million from Mirror Group Newspapers after a high court battle. The decision comes after a three week hearing at London’s High Court to establish the extent of the wrongdoing and the rate of compensation. The payouts include of £100,000 to sports star Paul Gascoigne and Eastenders stars Shane Richie and Lucy Benjamin. The hearing heard how the phone hacking was carried out by “teams of journalists” across the Mirror, Sunday Mirror, and the People newspapers. Counsel David Sherborne said it is unknown when the journalists began the…
  • Banks face record $5.7bn in fines for currency manipulation

    Descrier Staff
    20 May 2015 | 11:13 am
    Five of the world’s biggest banks face fines totalling $5.7bn (£3.6bn) for manipulating foreign exchange markets for four years between 2008 and 2012. Barclays, Citigroup, JPMorgan, and RBS have agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges in the US, while the fifth bank, UBS, will plead guilty to rigging benchmark interest rates. Barclays faces the greatest fine, $2.4bn, as it refused to settle investigations by the UK, US, and Swiss regulators last year. Between 2008 and 2012, traders from the five banks formed a cartel, where they used private chat rooms to manipulate the prices of…
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  • Infrastructure Investment: The Case of the U.K.

    13 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Over the next decade and a half , the United Kingdom will pour hundreds of billions of dollars into transport, and other infrastructure projects. One of the country’s top experts in the field says good planning, and strong political are critical to success.
  • $1.1 Billion in Debt Relief for Chad

    7 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Mauricio Villafuerte, IMF Mission Chief for Chad says the country has made some remarkable economic reforms since 2010, paving the way for US$1.1 billion in debt relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa’s Latest Economic Outlook

    27 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    IMF’s Céline Allard says sub-Saharan Africa is set for another year of solid performance despite declining commodities, with a projected growth rate of 4.5 percent for 2015.
  • Jakkie Cilliers on Fragile States

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    More Than 1 billion people live in countries affected by fragility. Fragile states are often confronted with political instability or conflict, inadequate public services, and lack of economic opportunities.
  • Uneven Global Economic Growth for 2015

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The International Monetary Fund expects the world’s economy to expand by 3.5 percent this year, but the economic picture differs across the world. The impact of the global financial crisis are still being felt.
 
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  • Politics and Business in PNG : Inseparable Partners in crime punishing the people and the country for 40 years

    23 May 2015 | 6:38 am
    By Lucas KiapWhen it comes to development and providing basic government services in the country - is where billions and billions of Kina of public funds are pumped into every year. Year-in-year-out, every government, when comes into office makes headlines across the country - announcing big budgets for development, raising the hope of the people because they want it badly.Despite billions of kina have been spent every year on development and delivery of basic government services to the people, people still complain about the lack of development and vital basic government services and how…
  • PNG Hunters beat Townsville Blackhawks 22 - 16

    23 May 2015 | 4:02 am
    The Papua New Guinea  Hunters have defeated the Townsville Blackhawks 22 - 16 at the Jack Manski Oval  in round 11 of the Intrust Super Cup. This is the Hunters fifth win in a row.The Hunters were on fire and wasted not time  to  score through captain Israel Eliad on the 20th minute. Jemmings did not find the uprights and the Hunters led 4 - 0.The competition leaders fought back with a try to square the score 4 all with unsuccessful conversion. With a  huge crowd behind the Hunters, they muscled up again and attacked the Blackhawks defence line and Teteh showed his…
  • PNG Hunters vs Townsville Blackhawks game live stream online

    22 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    The PNG Hunters verses Townsville Blackhawks game will be live streamed online this afternoon at 4:00 pm from Jack Manski Oval, Townsville. The game will be also live  on TVWAN for viewers in Papua New Guinea. Intrust Super Cup - Round 11TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS V PNG HUNTERSTime: 4pm Saturday May 23, 2015.Venue: Jack Manski Oval, TownsvilleReferee: Clayton SharpeCommentators: Mike Rabbitt & Adrian VowlesHashtag: #TSVBvPNGTEAM LISTSTownsville Blackhawks: 1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Zac Santo 3. Samsen O’Neill 4. Kyle Feldt 5. Lenny Magey 6. Tom Humble 7. Mitchell Seri 8. Ricky…
  • PNG and Japan Advance Engagement on Tourism, Fisheries, Development and Tsunami Awareness

    22 May 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Trade and cultural exchange between Papua New Guinea and Japan will continue to strengthen through the advancement of issues discussed by the Prime Ministers of the two countries at a meeting in Tokyo today.Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O'Neill CMG MP, and his Japanese counterpart, Hon Shinzo Abe, met on the eve of the 7th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7) Summit in Japan.During the working lunch the Prime Ministers discussed issues that included tourism, fisheries cooperation, development projects and tsunami awareness."It was a pleasure to meet with my honourable friend, Prime Minister…
  • PNG and Fiji Leaders meet in Tokyo to resolve differences

    21 May 2015 | 9:52 pm
    The tense diplomatic relations between Fiji and Papua New Guinea is expected to be discussed later today with PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill planning to meet with Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.O’Neill is expected to use the PALM meeting this week, a gathering of Pacific Leaders with Japan as an opportunity to hold bilateral talks with Bainimarama on a wide range of thorny issues that has affected relations between the two Melanesian nations.“Yes I have a plan for Thursday to meet with Bainimarama. It is being planned. I meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the morning and…
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  • Continuing Executions in North Korea

    Gordon G. Chang
    22 May 2015 | 12:52 pm
    General Hyon Yong Chol, North Korea’s defense minister, was executed at a military academy near Pyongyang “around” April 30th, at least according to South Korea’s National Intelligence Service. Some analysts contend the NIS report is implausible, but, whether it is accurate or not, there has been an evident acceleration in the pace of executions. The deaths suggest to others that the Kim family regime is no longer stable. There are experts who believe Hyon is still alive. He was featured in a documentary aired by North Korean state media on May 14th. Normally, the airing would be…
  • Germany Must Lead in Europe

    Alexander J. Motyl
    21 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Nothing could be more unlike the Russo-Ukrainian war in the Donbas than Munich’s remarkably well-ordered condition. The desperate desire of Germans to look away from the death and destruction beyond their eastern border makes sense: War is too disruptive of their near-perfect orderliness to be thinkable, least of all real. Unfortunately for them, Germany has no choice but to play the role of Europe’s “well-meaning hegemon.” The European Union needs leadership, and, as distasteful as seizing the initiative may be to most Germans, who associate hegemony with the disaster of Nazism and…
  • The Rush for Moldovan Citizenship

    Elisabeth Braw
    21 May 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Moldova is not the kind of country people move to. In fact, at a recent conference on global demographics at the University of Oxford, a CIS expert pointed to the small republic between Romania and Ukraine as a particular concern, pointing out that it’s been hemorrhaging population to Russia for more than a decade. What’s a country to do when residents decide they don’t want to live there? But, a high-ranking European diplomat tells me, in the past 18 months 74,000 people have applied for Moldovan citizenship. That’s not 74,000 births; it’s 74,000 foreigners who’ve decided they…
  • The Muslim Brotherhood Takes Off its Mask

    Michael J. Totten
    21 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    ISIS is threatening to kill judges and security personnel in Egypt after a Cairo court sentenced former Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammad Morsi to death while, at the same time, what's left of the Muslim Brotherhood is promising a revolution that “exterminates all the oppressors.” So much for the Muslim Brotherhood being moderate. Human beings are naturally compelled to violently resist violent repression regardless of their ideology, but the Brotherhood's ostensible moderation was always limited to its strategy. Its members largely refrained from violence because they believed a…
  • Cameron's Referendum Quandary

    Roland Flamini
    20 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    Whatever Britain’s Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron hopes to achieve over the next five years, his second term is going to be tormented by the threat of one referendum and the virtual certainty of another. Following the Scottish National Party’s strong electoral showing its leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has refused to rule out a second independence referendum if the government in London skimps on its proposed devolution package for Scotland. Devolution is British speak for autonomy. At the same time, Cameron is locked in to the other referendum, in which the British will, before the…
 
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    Pars Herald

  • SEIS And EIS Tax Breaks Compared

    Farid Shojaei
    6 May 2015 | 9:57 pm
    New investors looking at staking some cash in tax efficient Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) or Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) can win some great tax breaks. However, the two schemes have some big differences even though EIS is the bigger brother of the SEIS. To help investors compare the two, here are some key points common to both schemes: Employees and assets EIS – Companies are allowed up to 250 employees and assets on the balance sheet of up to £15 million SEIS – Companies must not have more than 25 employees or assets worth more than £200,000 Investment EIS –…
  • IFS Singapore, Qatar, Hong Kong and Beyond

    Mostafa Moradi
    6 May 2015 | 9:54 pm
    As Asia continues to become a burgeoning global economic force, led by China, thousands of expats are being attracted to the region. The industrial revolution of China and Far East Asia has now clicked into a higher gear, and job opportunities for skilled westerners are plentiful. Now it’s no secret that if you want to attract the best, you have to put together the most attractive package – which includes a great salary. So what you have currently in the Middle East, and Asia in particular, is a trend of expatriates with inflated incomes but little guidance on how to best utilise the…
  • Osborne Drops SEIS Tax Incentive Rule Changes

    Hossein Soltani
    1 May 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Only a few days after announcing changes to Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) rules, Chancellor George Osborne has dropped them from the new Finance Bill going through Parliament. Osborne flagged the changes in his Budget 2015 speech on March 18, but has pulled them from the bill because MPs are running out of time in the House before leaving to campaign for the upcoming election. The government also expects to have to be granted state aid approval for the proposals by the European Commission. Consultation but no changes The government was changing SEIS, Enterprise Investment Scheme…
  • Skydive Dubai: The Story So Far

    Ali Shahsavandi
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:39 am
    Skydive Dubai is now regarded as one of the premier sky diving locations in the world. Adrenaline junkies and thrillseekers from the world over flock to the UAE’s ambitious young emirate to experience one of the most visually stunning skydive experiences out there, and Skydive Dubai continues to go from strength to strength in a manner which embodies everything Dubai is about. It was H.E Nasser El Neyadi who, with the blessing and co-operation of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The Crown Prince of Dubai, launched Skydive Dubai in 2010. And in a…
  • Guernsey QROPS Locked Out Of Flexible Access

    Ali Shahsavandi
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Guernsey Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) experts are warning some retirement savers with money in closed schemes may have problems with new flexible access rules starting in April. The rules allow pension savers to spend some or all the money in their funds – drawing the first 25% tax-free and then paying income tax on the balance. Guernsey QROPS providers say they are receiving inquiries from pension savers about how they can draw their cash under the flexible access rules. The only QROPS jurisdictions that have confirmed that flexible access will be allowed are…
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  • 15 Big Data Companies to Watch

    kevinanchi
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Background on the basis of the turnover figures of Big Data companies; we look at 10 great guys and 5 interesting start-ups. Big Data vendors are to divide roughly into two camps. There are Pure Play startups that bring innovation and therefore create the necessary buzz in the sector. In addition, you have the established data warehousing specialists who have stormed the world of Big Data from a strong position – so with a large user base and products that have already proven themselves. The following is a list of 15 great Big Data-companies to keep an eye on. They are all on the list of…
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  • Russia rising; tiny Finland preps 1 million strong standing army

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    22 May 2015 | 2:36 pm
    What may come as a surprise to many Americans is that there really was a nation that once defeated the much feared Soviet Union's dreaded Red Army. And what may come as an additional unknown fact is that...
  • FLOTUS floats new taxpayer funded workout video

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    21 May 2015 | 9:22 am
    Not since Barack Obama's leaked footage of his Pee Wee Herman-esque struggles with 5-pound hand weights at a Warsaw, Poland hotel gym has a video featuring a member of the Obama family caused such a stir...
  • Turkish singing sensation shot in the head, listed in critical condition (video)

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    19 May 2015 | 7:50 pm
    A 19-year-old Turkish teenager from a Islamic fundamentalist region of her country is listed in critical condition after an assassination attempt on her life. As reported by both NBC News and Great Britain's BBC news service...
  • Maryland prison guards busted for looting during Baltimore Riots

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    18 May 2015 | 3:56 pm
    A pair of Maryland corrections officers (COs) may not only lose their government jobs, but also may find themselves at the receiving end of a view of life from the wrong side of prison bars. As reported by Hearst Television...
  • Libyan troops go on sex rampage in England; 1 man raped, 4 teen girls assaulted

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    16 May 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Cambridge, England is best known not only as the home of the world renown Cambridge University, but also as a hotbed of left-leaning politics. But now the arch-typical liberal college town is making headlines for a number of...
 
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    Infoline News

  • ICC wants to destroy Pakistan cricket: Miandad

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

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

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

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

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

  • American University School of International Service Graduates its First Class of International Relations Online Students

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

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

  • A Hong Kong-Based Company is using People’s DNA with an intend to shame them for littering in public

    Anna Domanska
    23 May 2015 | 12:33 am
    A Hong Kong-Based Company is using People’s DNA with an intend to shame them for littering in public It’s a very shameful thing when someone litters in public places, and even after doing such a shameful act, they go on their way thinking there’s nothing wrong in littering in public. Well, things in an Eastern city, might soon change! When such people litter, their posters will be put up around the city, publicly shaming them for their acts. With an initiative to create awareness and to spread a social message for creating positive social awareness, a Hong Kong-based ad agency by…
  • Google is readying ‘Brillo,’ an OS for the Internet of Things

    Carrie Ann
    22 May 2015 | 6:56 am
    Google is readying ‘Brillo,’ an OS for the Internet of Things Google is all set to enter at the Internet of Things (IoT) market at I/O next week with the launch of a platform for Internet connected devices. The search giant is reportedly developing “Brillo” operating system for the Internet of Things. Brillo will apparently be based on Google’s mobile operating system Android, and is targeted at low-power devices with as little as 32MB or 64MB RAM, significantly less than the 512MB minimum Android can run on right now, according to reports. This will be another…
  • LG showcased curved and bended OLED TV, sticks to wall like a refrigerator magnet

    Anna Domanska
    22 May 2015 | 6:49 am
      LG showcased curved and bended OLED TV, sticks to wall like a refrigerator magnet LG showcased a curved and bended OLED TV that sticks to your wall like a refrigerator magnet. Earlier this week, the South Korean electronics giant firm, LG debuted its new innovation- a thin 5.5 inch TV carrying a flexible TV screen, which sticks by pressing on the wall, using magnets. A small induction of LG’s new innovation was just a brief concept that LG wishes to implement with its day-to-day products. Yet, the product has not been released in the market, but LG, soon plans to follow its new…
  • U.S Positioned as the World’s Top Nation in Electric Vehicles, and Clean Tech Investments

    Carrie Ann
    22 May 2015 | 4:38 am
    U.S Positioned as the World’s Top Nation in Electric Vehicles, and Clean Tech Investments Next 10’s Green Innovation Index, International Edition for the first time has analyzed, and ranked US’ economy and energy performance among the world’s 50 largest leading greenhouse gas emitting nations. The Next 10’s report charts US’ gross domestic product, gas emissions, renewable energy generation, energy productivity, clean tech innovations, and other key metrics. Currently, the United States ranks on top in clean tech investments, electric vehicles, patents, and electric generation. On…
  • TrueView, Google’s Shopping Ads For YouTube

    Anna Domanska
    22 May 2015 | 4:17 am
    TrueView, Google’s Shopping Ads For YouTube Google on Thursday announced that it is introducing a new feature to its YouTube video ad offering that allows viewers to shop from the video ads they are watching. The new feature, called TrueView for shopping essentially lets advertisers easily list several of the products they are selling alongside or within their video ads. The desktop and mobile feature will be rolling out over the next few months. Users can shop by tapping on a banner in the video ad. It will also showcase a list of individual product cards beneath the video ad overlaying…
 
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    Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

  • Robert De Niro opens Asia’s 1st Nobu Hotel in Philippines

    Raffy Pekson II
    19 May 2015 | 3:29 am
    Robert de Niro and his business partners formally opened Asia's first Nobu Hotel in Manila on Monday as the luxury brand gears up for global expansion.
  • The Fuss About Ginger, Tumeric and Turcumin

    Raffy Pekson II
    18 May 2015 | 3:04 pm
    I took two capsules of Turcumin and rallied "Here's to my Health!" I felt warmer during the first five minutes and that's exactly how one feels everytime you take a capsule or two and that effect means it's already working inside your system. It's not juice, salabat or ale - it's powdered tumeric cure of ginger inside a 500mg capsule.
  • Powerbank Plus Bluetooth Mic and Speaker

    Raffy Pekson II
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:23 am
    With PowerPlay2, you can have the convenience of carrying power to keep your devices going wherever you go. It’s the ultimate accessory for all of your Bluetooth-enabled devices. A compact and light-weight design allows you to place your speaker wherever you want – up to 33 feet away from your smartphone, tablet or computer. Wirelessly stream your music library from you iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android smartphone or laptop loud and clear, without earphones.
  • Experience Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge First With Globe

    Raffy Pekson II
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Globe Telecom is giving its customers first dibs on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge as it welcomes the arrival of Samsung’s latest devices in select Globe stores starting Friday, March 27, 2015.
  • PAL Starts New York Flights Today

    Raffy Pekson II
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    Philippine Airlines (PAL) is all set to begin its much-awaited maiden voyage to New York City today, March 15, 2015. This flight is scheduled four times a week with a stopover at Vancouver, BC.
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    E Hacking News - Hacker News and Latest IT Security News

  • Hack In Paris 5th edition - The French Cyber Security Conference

    Pratibha Rawal
    23 May 2015 | 4:43 am
     Sysdream, a French company which provides auditing skills and training from an attacker’s perspective to those companies which require a high level of security for their information systems, is organizing 5th edition of Hack in Paris (HIP) from 15th June to 19th this year in France.The HIP, which is said to be the most awaited event for security professionals, includes training and conferences sessions.According to an announcement, the event, which will be entirely in English, brings IT security professionals like: information system directors, managers and security officers together…
  • An American admits hijacking plane mid-air: FBI

    Pratibha Rawal
    23 May 2015 | 4:39 am
    A security researcher told the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) he had hacked an airplane’s engine with his laptop. Chris Roberts admitted to hijacking a plane mid-flight in Feburary  taking control of its entertainment system resulting in the aircraft to fly sidewaysAccording to a search warrant application, which was written by Mark Hurley, a FBI agent, in April, posted on Wired on Friday, Roberts said that he controlled one of the airplane engines to climb resulting in a lateral or sideways movement of the plane during one of these flights.He was questioned last month when he…
  • ‘India should learn from Russia and China agreement’ says security expert

    Pratibha Rawal
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    India should learn from the recent cyber-security agreement between Russia and China where both of the countries have agreed to not launch cyber-security attack against each other said an Indian cyber-security expert on Thursday.J. Prasanna, cyber-security expert and one of the founders of Cyber Security and Privacy Foundation (CSPF), an organization which solves the cyber security problems, said that India should join such initiatives as it provides a chance to share information among law enforcements of different countries.  “The agreement is good for China and Russia,” he…
  • Adult dating site hacked to leak intimate secrets of 4 million users

    Esha Banerjee
    22 May 2015 | 5:47 am
    Hackers have targeted one of the largest online dating sites of the world, Adult Friend Finder to leak personal data of four million users. The stolen data includes the sexual orientation of the users, their sexual preferences, and might even potentially reveal who are the ones seeking extramarital affairs. The data also includes email addresses, usernames, dates of birth, postal codes and unique internet addresses of users' computers.The hack is estimated to have affected 4 million users, including users who have requested the site for a deletion of their accounts.The leaked information…
  • Distributed Denial of Service(DDOS) attacks

    Sabari Selvan
    22 May 2015 | 12:43 am
    A well-known Indian security news portal was targeted on May 21st morning by a DDOS attack. 2 hours before the attack the company tweeted "NSA planned to hijack Google App Store and plant malware on all Android Apps" and provided a news link. Whether the DDoS attack and this tweet are connected is an interesting speculation. But the larger and more critical question is the vulnerability of digital assets. One would naturally assume that they had a robust defensive strategy in place. But, the DDoS attack which has brought down the portal suggests otherwise.There has been series of hack and…
 
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • GRANGE HILL ACTOR TERRY SUE-PATT FOUND DEAD AT HIS HOME AGED 50

    bayloric
    22 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Filed under: Actors, BaylorIC TV News, BBC News, BBC TV, Breaking News, Entertainment, Latest Boxing News, London News, Terry Sue-Patt, Uk News, UK Television, world news Tagged: Acting, Actors, BBC TV, Benny Green, Breaking News, BRITISH, british actors, Death, East London, Found Dead, Grange Hill, Grange Hill Terry Sue-Patt, may 2015, NEWS, Television Shows, Terry Sue-Patt, Terry Sue-Patt Found Dead, Uk News, Walthamstow
  • Why we should stop the talk of MAYWEATHER VS ROUSEY NOW!!

    bayloric
    22 May 2015 | 9:32 am
    Despite the constant reminders from the mainstream media about the personal life of the highest paid sportstar in the world boxer Floyd Mayweather and his connection to domestic violence, the media continue to talk about a “Fantasy Matchup” with the best female fighter from another code of martial arts #UFC Ronda Rousey. Recently Ronda when approached about this fantasy matchup continued the hype by saying “The only way I would fight Floyd was if we were dating” which was having a swipe at the unbeaten boxer’s domestic case with his then partner who he allegedly…
  • BaylorIC TV Boxing LIVE CANELO vs KIRKLAND

    bayloric
    8 May 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Filed under: America, Boxing, Combat News, Fight news, General, Lifestyle, Newspapers, Sports, sports news, Video blog, Video Blogs, Video news, videos, youtube Tagged: Anthony joshua Vs, Austin Trout vs, BaylorIC Boxing Channel, Boxing, Boxing May 2015, Boxing May 9th, Boxing Media, boxing news, BOXING VIDEOS, Bradley Skeete, Breaking News, breaking sports news, Canelo vs Kirkland, Combat Sports, Fight News, Frank Buglioni, General, Ingram Jones Boxing Blog, NEWS, Ricky Burns vs, sports, World Boxing
  • BaylorIC TV Boxing Channel LIVE Show TONIGHT!

    bayloric
    8 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    For the first time we will be streaming LIVE to all of our subscribers, followers and loyal supporters via YOUTUBE. We have streamed before but it has always been rather last minute. Tonight we will be broadcasting from 8pm. There is no need to go anywhere you can watch it via this blog or go straight to the youtube channel and watch the stream. Even if you are not a boxing fan, drop in and leave a comment on the youtube comment section. Join others if you are a fan and have your say.. we are expecting a good crowd of fans and there is much to talk about.  Anthony Joshua, James Degale, Ricky…
  • Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Rematch?? Let’s hope not

    bayloric
    6 May 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Floyd Mayweather has agreed to face Manny Pacquiao in a rematch, despite the fact Manny will not be able to fight again until 2016 due to a shoulder injury sustained reportedly before the first fight. Despite being soundly outpointed by the unbeaten Mayweather, there is for some unknown reason a demand for a rematch!  Filed under: America, Boxing, Combat Sports, General, Latest Boxing News, Mayweather Pacquiao, Sports, sports news, videos Tagged: floyd mayweather vs manny pacquiao, Mayweather Pacquaio 2, Mayweather Pacquiao 2016, Mayweather Pacquiao Full Fight, Mayweather Pacquiao Rematch,…
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • Continuing Executions in North Korea

    Gordon G. Chang
    22 May 2015 | 12:52 pm
    General Hyon Yong Chol, North Korea’s defense minister, was executed at a military academy near Pyongyang “around” April 30th, at least according to South Korea’s National Intelligence Service. Some analysts contend the NIS report is implausible, but, whether it is accurate or not, there has been an evident acceleration in the pace of executions. The deaths suggest to others that the Kim family regime is no longer stable. There are experts who believe Hyon is still alive. He was featured in a documentary aired by North Korean state media on May 14th. Normally, the airing would be…
  • North Korea's Black Market: Big Enough to Force Reforms?

    Gordon G. Chang
    14 May 2015 | 10:26 am
    There is a property boom in Pyongyang, the capital of the destitute Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The boom, in turn, has created an impetus for economic reform. Apartment prices have skyrocketed 30-fold since the turn of century. The most expensive unit now goes for about a quarter of a million dollars, a large sum in a country where official wages are not even $2 a month. That, at first glance, is amazing, especially because all property—including every single housing unit in the country—is owned by the state. As Richard Lloyd Parry of the Australian explains, owners—if they…
  • China Creates Adversaries With South China Sea Reclamations

    Gordon G. Chang
    7 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    Beijing’s exchange of allegations with Manila over the South China Sea became increasingly nasty this week when the Chinese Foreign Ministry, on May 5th, accused the Philippines of “malicious hyping and provocation.” China accused its island neighbor of illegally seizing its possessions in that body of water. China claims almost all the islands, shoals, rocks, and reefs there as sovereign territory. Beijing’s undiplomatic language accompanies its contention that the Philippines and other nations had, by building facilities, violated the nonbinding Declaration on the Conduct of Parties…
  • China Goes After ‘Economic Fugitives' in America

    Gordon G. Chang
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:27 am
    On April 22nd, Xinhua News Agency reported that China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection released a wanted list of 100 individuals—77 men and 23 women—accused of corruption. Beijing is trying to get foreign governments to cooperate with its efforts to apprehend the suspects. Of the 100 listed, 40 are believed to be in the US, and Beijing also maintains that in total there are more than 150 “economic fugitives” now in America.  Chinese law enforcement officials have had some success in obtaining American assistance. Washington’s collaboration, however, raises…
  • North Korea Looks for a New Friend, India

    Gordon G. Chang
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:06 pm
    On April 13th, Ri Su Yong met his Indian counterpart, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, in New Delhi. The trip is thought to be the first time a North Korean foreign minister has visited India. Ri’s mission highlights North Korea’s attempt to isolate China, its only formal military ally, and establish new relationships in Asia and elsewhere. Ri last week discussed his country’s nuclear weapon program and asked for additional humanitarian aid. Yet the topics of conversation were not nearly as important as the fact that the meeting took place at all, not to mention in the Indian…
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    Michael J. Totten's blog

  • The Muslim Brotherhood Takes Off its Mask

    Michael J. Totten
    21 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    ISIS is threatening to kill judges and security personnel in Egypt after a Cairo court sentenced former Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammad Morsi to death while, at the same time, what's left of the Muslim Brotherhood is promising a revolution that “exterminates all the oppressors.” So much for the Muslim Brotherhood being moderate. Human beings are naturally compelled to violently resist violent repression regardless of their ideology, but the Brotherhood's ostensible moderation was always limited to its strategy. Its members largely refrained from violence because they believed a…
  • Egypt's Former President Sentenced to Death

    Michael J. Totten
    16 May 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Former Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi has been sentenced to death. His political party, the Muslim Brotherhood, is not half as “moderate” as its apologists claim. One of his last acts as president was appointing a member of Gamaa Islamiya, a terrorist organization responsible for murdering dozens of tourists in 1997, as the governor of Luxor—the very place where those tourists were massacred. Few in the West liked or trusted him, and plenty of Egyptians who voted for him suffered spasms of buyer's remorse, but he was nevertheless the first and only freely elected president in the…
  • The Middle East's Nuclear Arms Race is On

    Michael J. Totten
    14 May 2015 | 6:53 pm
    President Barack Obama hoped a nuclear deal with Iran would prevent an arms race in the Persian Gulf region, but the Saudis don't trust what's coming any more than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does, and they're no longer shy about saying so. And they promise to match the levels of enrichment capacity the Iranians get to keep. “Whatever the Iranians have, we will have, too,” said Prince Turki bin Faisal, the New York Times reports. Prince Turki argued that the United States was making a “pivot to Iran” that was ill advised, and that the United States failed to learn from…
  • Raúl Castro’s Papal Publicity Stunt

    Michael J. Totten
    11 May 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Cuban dictator Raúl Castro flew to the Vatican, met privately with Pope Francis, and says he’s returning to church. “I promise to go to all his Masses, and with satisfaction,” he said after the meeting on television. “I read all the speeches of the pope, his commentaries, and if the pope continues this way, I will go back to praying and go back to the church. I’m not joking.” Fat chance. The man is 83 years old and has been an atheist and a communist since the Season One premiere of Leave it to Beaver. His regime once outlawed religion entirely and to this day has its boot on the…
  • The Iranian Leader's Bizarre Twitter Feed

    Michael J. Totten
    1 May 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Want a trip into bizarroland? Take a look at the Twitter feed for Iran's “Supreme Guide” Ayatollah Khamenei. It's ridiculous that even though US President is black, still such crimes agnst US blacks continue to occur. #BlackLivesMatter #FreddieGray No, his Twitter feed hasn't been hacked by Al Sharpton. Nor is this a spoof site. It's the real online megaphone for the Iranian dictator. This pasty old man doesn't give a flying fork about black people, especially those who live in the United States. When he and his underlings chant “Death to America,” they don't mean death to white…
 
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    Alexander J. Motyl's blog

  • Germany Must Lead in Europe

    Alexander J. Motyl
    21 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Nothing could be more unlike the Russo-Ukrainian war in the Donbas than Munich’s remarkably well-ordered condition. The desperate desire of Germans to look away from the death and destruction beyond their eastern border makes sense: War is too disruptive of their near-perfect orderliness to be thinkable, least of all real. Unfortunately for them, Germany has no choice but to play the role of Europe’s “well-meaning hegemon.” The European Union needs leadership, and, as distasteful as seizing the initiative may be to most Germans, who associate hegemony with the disaster of Nazism and…
  • Was Vladimir Putin Born in Georgia?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    19 May 2015 | 9:02 am
    The answer, according to a recent article in Germany’s highly respected Die Zeit, is maybe. “It seems,” writes correspondent Steffen Dobbert, that “there is an unspoken, and unproven, secret that is part of [Vladimir Putin’s] biography”: There are those who are convinced that the Russian president spent the first nine years of his life with a family whose existence he continues to dispute to this day. They also believe he spent the first half of his childhood in Georgia, and not in Russia. They believe that later, as the head of the domestic intelligence agency, Putin changed his…
  • The State of Ukraine

    Alexander J. Motyl
    7 May 2015 | 12:23 pm
    The following is an interview with Taras Kuzio, a leading expert on Ukraine and post-communist politics. MOTYL: You’ve just completed a tour of the Ukrainian territories adjoining the Donbas enclave controlled by Russia and its proxies. What are some of your key conclusions? KUZIO: Since the Euromaidan Revolution I’ve made six visits to southeastern Ukraine for research on a book on the Donbas (supported by the US-based Ukrainian Studies Fund). My just-completed visit was to Mariupol and Volnovakha, which is on the road to Donetsk and 20 kilometers from the front line. I have also visited…
  • Soviet-Nazi Collaboration and World War II

    Alexander J. Motyl
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    As May 9th, Victory Day in many post-Soviet states, approaches, decency demands that we celebrate the defeat of Adolf Hitler’s Germany and honor the millions of soldiers and civilians who gave their lives to rid the world of the scourge of Nazism. At the same time, if we truly want to honor the dead, we must take heed of the historical lies that the Kremlin, both in its Soviet and post-Soviet hypostases, promotes about the USSR’s relationship with Nazi Germany. For starters, the Moscow-controlled Communist International, and its sidekick, the Communist Party of Germany, made Hitler’s…
  • Funding Ukraine's Recovery

    Alexander J. Motyl
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    Ukraine needs 60–100 billion euros in investment in the next 10 years in order to rebuild its economy and reach the GDP level it had in 2013, according to Gunter Deuber, an analyst at Vienna’s Raiffeisen Bank International. One half will have to come from the European Union and the United States; the other half from private investors. The numbers look fantastically large, but they’re not. The United States and the EU have provided Afghanistan with about 100 billion euros worth of aid in the last 10 years, while the USA has invested at least 60–70 billion euros in Iraq. Romania has…
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    Ziad K Abdelnour

  • Preparing for the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack

    admin
    20 May 2015 | 6:26 am
    The post Preparing for the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • Challenges and Opportunities in India

    admin
    19 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    The good news is that unlike China, which faces structural change as it shifts from an export-driven to a consumer-driven economy, India’s growth has long been dependent on domestic demand, even as exports have risen. However, its major weakness remains infrastructure, with basic transportation, power grid and irrigation systems lagging behind those of China. In a welcome move, the government plans to increase infrastructure spending by INR1.74 trillion ($38 billion) this year and that is always welcome.   The better news is that unlike China and Brazil, which have witnessed an…
  • Wealth Redistribution & Economic Warfare

    admin
    13 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    I am appalled by the level of stupidity coming from both Washington and Main Street rationalizing that if the top 1% of income generating people out there had less, then the remaining 99% would be better off….How far this is from the truth.   Frankly, I believe making the 1% suddenly poorer does not make the 99% suddenly richer. In fact, it just creates an environment that will make the 99% poorer.   This isn’t ancient times where the obscenely rich lord keeps a cellar full of gold while his vassals starve. The wealth of today’s rich is constantly working in the economy.
  • Doing Business & Making Policy in a World Aflame

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    12 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    Doing Business and Making Policy in a World Aflame: Current Hot Spots, Future Foreign Threats, and Washington’s Uncertain Solutions – By Doug Bandow – Financial Policy Council   Thank You, The post Doing Business & Making Policy in a World Aflame appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • A Serious Problem with Hillary as President

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    7 May 2015 | 8:17 am
    I have a serious problem with Hillary as President.   Why?   Well I am afraid she has absolutely no clue of how our economy functions and I blame her too for backing the disastrous monetary policy which has wound up being the greatest redistribution of wealth in human history. On all counts, Clinton’s generation of politicians – Democrat and “Republican” alike – have taken the greatest country in the history of human civilization and, in the space of less than a quarter century, set it down the path toward an inevitable, inexorable collapse.   Hillary apparently…
 
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  • LeBron James Went Into Video Game Glitch Mode

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    23 May 2015 | 5:42 am
    ... The post LeBron James Went Into Video Game Glitch Mode appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: LeBron James And James Harden Got Hooked Together And It Resulted In A Ridiculous No-Call Watch James Harden Intentionally Kick LeBron James In The Crotch Joakim Noah And LeBron James Talked Some Trash During The Bulls-Cavs Game
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    22 May 2015 | 1:38 pm
    ... The post Kanye West Went To McDonald’s In A Lambo appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Man Calls 911 on McDonalds Dude Dresses Up In McDonalds Uniform and Starts Bossing Workers Around. Actually a Good Prank Kanye West Looks Pretty Fired Up To Be Hanging With Justin Bieber
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    22 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
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    22 May 2015 | 12:53 pm
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    22 May 2015 | 12:29 pm
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  • Jim Iyke Gets ‘Locked up’ by Qatar Cabin Crew (see pictures)

    Ogbodo
    23 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    Could Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke be gradually backing out of Nollywood? This question is popping up because with his recent travelling from one country to another, one imagines when he has time for Nollywood scripts.The actor who recently just launched his table water business in Lagos, is currently in the air as he was being celebrated in oil r … …Read More Via:: NIGERIAFILMS.COM The post Jim Iyke Gets ‘Locked up’ by Qatar Cabin Crew (see pictures) appeared first on .
  • Photo: Between Mide Martins And Mercy Aigbe-Gentry, Who Rocked This Royalty Better?

    Ogbodo
    23 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    The Yoruba Nollywood actresses are serious not leaving the whole woos and ahh of fashion world to their English colleagues as they continue to dazzle in breath taking couture and fashion accessories of world class.However, two actresses that are worthy of mention are Mide Martins and Mercy Aigbe-Gentry who many have continued to see active on s … …Read More Via:: NIGERIAFILMS.COM The post Photo: Between Mide Martins And Mercy Aigbe-Gentry, Who Rocked This Royalty Better? appeared first on .
  • What Is Wrong With This Actor’s Picture?

    Ogbodo
    23 May 2015 | 6:03 am
    Actors and actresses are entertainers who are involved in the business of making imaginations real and interpreting different roles in movies.But look at this picture of the popular actor, Kenneth Okonkwo and tell what is wrong with it?READ ALSO: …Read More Via:: NIGERIAFILMS.COM The post What Is Wrong With This Actor’s Picture? appeared first on .
  • Drama Ensues As Diezani Chases After Buhari At Abuja Airport

    Ogbodo
    23 May 2015 | 5:41 am
    The Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on Friday, experienced a side-splitting drama as the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, was seen chasing the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari. If we recall, both Buhari and the minister on Friday morning travelled out of the country to London on the same flight. While Buhari was about to board his flight at the British Airways, a mild drama took place at the airport. Sources, who were present, revealed that the minister left behind her aides and raced, in a bid to catch up with Buhari, who had undergone airport…
  • Tanzania camp overstretched by Burundi refugee influx

    Ogbodo
    23 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    Tanzanian authorities say the camp hosting refugees who fled unrest in neighbouring Burundi is full and will have to be expanded. Spokesperson for the Ministry of Home Affairs, Isaac Nantanga, told Al Jazeera the Nyarugusu camp, located close to the town of Kisulu, could not accommodate the number of new arrivals in its current form. “The camp will not suffice for the the amount of people who are coming. We have begun work on building Nyarugusu II, which will be close to the existing camp,” Nantanga said. …Read More Via:: PUNCH NEWSPAPER The post Tanzania camp overstretched by…
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  • Car Inventory System Project in C++ Documentation

    Muhammad Talha
    9 May 2015 | 12:06 pm
    TABLE OF CONTENTSChapter 1  #Section 1.1  #Section 1.2  #Section 1.3  #Chapter 2  #Section 2.1  #Section 2.2  #Section 2.3  #Chapter 3  #Section 3.1  #Section 3.2  #Section 3.3  # Importence of testingInside the today’s rapidly growing globe with the client wishes to acquire products being applied in addition to updated more quickly when compared with the opposition. Consumer need a lot further for software emits having brand new features being applied in little time frame nevertheless they don’t just like to cooperate with…
  • Why the Letters of Keyboard are In 'QWERTY' form? An interesting reason

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

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

    Welby Writers
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    Mohammad AmirFinally, Mohammad Amir, the Pakistani pace bowler, who has been suffering from 5 years ban because of spot-fixing scandal, has been allowed to play domestic cricket by ICC.Mohammad Amir was found by Pakistani team in 2007 when Wasim Akram was on the talent hunt. The pace bowler soon became one of the trendiest bowlers in the cricket world. He was indulged in spot-fixing on Pakistan’s tour of England which was ending on 2nd September. When he was on his trials in the court, he hesitated a bit. But he realized what has he done and admitted his mistake. From there onwards, he was…
  • 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…
 
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  • Trey Gowdy (R) calls foul after disgraced Hillary Clinton releases selected emails on Benghazi

    Christopher Peterson
    22 May 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., was not happy after Hillary Clinton’s lawyers released hand-picked emails relating to Benghazi. If you recall, Clinton wiped her personal email server clean before the hearing committee got a chance to look at it, and only now, is coming forward with information. The documents provided by Clinton’s goons were cleared by high profile lawyers before being made public. Gowdy today issued the following statement after the State Department released the nearly 300 self-selected emails from former Secretary Hillary Clinton, over…
  • The story behind Taylor Swift’s sexy outfits in ‘Bad Blood’

    Jessica Kanter
    21 May 2015 | 11:15 pm
    In the newly released “Bad Blood” video, Taylor Swift dons sexy latex outfits that fire up the imagination. In the first scene of the video, Swift, 25, wears an extra small flesh-colored latex dress that retails for $235. The clothes are all borrowed from a Los Angeles speciality adult boutique store with a total retail of over 15,000. As of Thursday, “Bad Blood” has been viewed more than 37 million times. Watch the video and let us know in the comments if you you think the clothes are worth that hefty sum.
  • Watch: Hillary Clinton admits she’s full of it on national television

    Mindy Astoria
    19 May 2015 | 9:13 pm
    In an interview with Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton admits that her previous statements suggesting a “vast right-wing conspiracy” against her husband Bill Clinton, were a fabrication. Hillary first brought up this preposterous idea when she was First Lady of the United States in 1998. While active in defense of her husband, then President Bill Clinton, she fought back allegations of scandal against him during the Lewinsky years by playing the victim card. Hillary noted that Bill’s political enemies were out to “get him” as part of a larger conspiracy whose goal…
  • ‘High ho’ Hillary Clinton ridicules reporter for trying to ask a question #SNOBGATE

    Christopher Peterson
    19 May 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Disgraced Secretary of State and wannabe President Hillary Clinton is too high to answer questions from reporters… and she’s not even in the White House. “Wait, wait,” Clinton said, interrupting Fox News journalist, Ed Henry, “Maybe when I finish talking to the people here. How’s that?” after he asked a serious question of Clinton. Clinton, who is always willing to speak at fundraisers, but much more hesitant when it comes to answering questions over her Email, Benghazi, and Foundation scandals, fired back condescendingly to the journalist just trying…
  • The money trail that always leads to Clinton

    Staff
    17 May 2015 | 9:58 pm
    According to tax filings, Bill and Hillary Clinton earned at least $30 million since January 2014, placing them in the top 0.1 percent of America’s highest paid. The Clintons raked in more than $25 million for delivering 100 speeches, many of them from public universities. The filing goes on to reveal that Hillary received over $5 million for her memoir on her time as secretary of state, “Hard Choices”, a book title many have compared to videos from the adult film industry. As a presidential candidate, Clinton was required by law to file an account of her personal finances…
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  • Forget selfie, this ‘elphie’ will floor you!

    FPJ Bureau
    22 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    Vancouver :  If you were left stunned by a black macaque’s selfie last year that became a tug of war between Wikipedia and the photographer about who owned the selfie, this awesome “elphie” is going to floor you completely. Now trending on social media, the elephant selfie or “elphie” has taken users by storm. The “elphie” is courtesy Christian LeBlanc, a former student from University of British Columbia, who is now studying in Thailand, globalnews.ca reported. The “elphie” was taken on Koh Phangan Island in southeast Thailand, reports…
  • Religions in China should be without foreign influence: Xi Jinping

    K J M Varma
    22 May 2015 | 5:11 am
    Beijing : Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned that religions must be independent from outside influence and asked domestic religious groups to pledge loyalty to the state, amid warming up of China’s ties with the Vatican after decades of hostility. Authorities must value the influence of persons in the religious sphere and guide them to better serve for the nation’s development, harmony and unification, Xi said at a meeting of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), to realise the Chinese Dream. “We must manage religious affairs in accordance with the law and adhere…
  • Islamic State in control of Palmyra ruins, say activists

    FPJ Bureau
    22 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    Damascus :  Islamic State group jihadists seized full control of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, putting the world heritage site and its priceless artefacts at risk of destruction, reports AFP. The ransacking of Palmyra, a 2,000-year-old former stopping point for caravans on the Silk Road, would be “an enormous loss to humanity,” UNESCO head Irina Bokova warned. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS now controlled half of all territory in the war-torn country. The capture of Palmyra is the latest blow to efforts to hold back the advancing jihadists,…
  • Anti-polio drive suspended in Pak due to lack of security

    FPJ Bureau
    22 May 2015 | 5:09 am
    Karachi :  An anti-polio campaign was suspended today in 18 union councils of Pakistan’s troubled Baluchistan province as authorities failed to provide timely and proper security cover to health workers and volunteers. The campaign was suspended after health workers complained of inadequate security cover for them. The polio health workers fear for their security since militants have attacked them in the past. Last November, four polio health workers, including three women, were killed when gunmen attacked an anti-polio team in Quetta’s Eastern Bypass area. The Baluchistan Health…
  • Britain pledges crackdown on immigration

    FPJ Bureau
    22 May 2015 | 5:09 am
    London :  Prime Minister David Cameron today pledged a crackdown on immigration into the UK after latest data showed the figures were at their highest level for a decade. The latest quarterly migration figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed that net immigration from outside the European Union is rising almost as strongly as from within Europe, with a surge of 318,000 in 2014. It flies in the face of Cameron’s election pledge of getting net immigration figures down, leading to a new immigration bill to be unveiled as part of the Queen’s Speech on May 27 –…
 
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  • Top 10 Awkward Places To Have Sex

    top10 contributor
    22 May 2015 | 6:47 pm
    What’s the most awkward place you’ve had sex? Are any of these places on your list? Here are ten awkward places many people tried to have sex at.   10. In Your Backyard Experts say getting busy in your backyard is a great way to get all the benefits of having sex outdoors and away from home—without having to worry that you’ll get caught. Plus, you can always pitch a tent so your guy can, um, pitch a tent in private.   9. Park We’ll leave you to your own imagination with this one. Just be courteous and wipe down the equipment that you used for the pleasure.
  • Top 10 Tips For Handling Abuse From Parents

    top10 contributor
    20 May 2015 | 5:06 am
    If you’re a child or adult that is being physically abused by his/her parents, here are ten tips for handling the abuse:   10. Don’t Pay Attention Yes, seriously! I mean you if you start bothering about so small abuses by your parents you will go on taking more and more stress. So the best way is, Why the hell do you pay attention to them? Just stop thinking about it, ignore it. Keep yourself busy in your other activities, friends, study, books etc which will at least help you in building your future. Don’t pay attention to their small small abuses, consider that they maybe in…
  • Top 10 Most Expensive Books

    top10 contributor
    19 May 2015 | 8:13 pm
    How much would you pay for a book? Would you pay anything over $1000? Here is a list of the most expensive books ever soon. The starting price is £ 1,400,000.   10.The Hours and Psalter of Elizabeth de Bohum Price: £ 1,400,000 This book was sold in London in June 21, 1988 in London. The Bohun Psalter and Hours (c.1361-73) is a series of splendidly illuminated devotional books made in a unique way during the second half of the 14th century for the Bohun family, Earls of Hereford. The manuscript contains eight large historiated initials subdivided into four compartments, each with a…
  • Top 10 Ways To Prevent Spread of Ebola

    top10 contributor
    19 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    Ebola is a neglected tropical disease (NTP) that killed 11,022 people in 2014 and 2015. 4,716 of the cases were from Liberia. NTPs are prone to hit war-torn, poverty-stricken areas. They are cropping up in Syria (Leishmaniasis) and Yemen (Coronavirus) as we speak. The best way to prevent the spread is to maintain a universal and accessible health care system. Follow these tips carefully if you are living in a war-torn area or plan to travel there.     Tip #1 Avoid items that have come in contact with those who are diagnosed with Ebola. Even handling clothing or objects of a person…
  • Top 10 Famous Kisses

    top10 contributor
    18 May 2015 | 8:58 pm
    Recently, social media was all talk about the kiss shared between Madonna and Drake at Coachella. After singing “Human Nature” to him, Madonna pulled the 28-year-old singer back to plant a kiss on his lips, making out with him for at least three seconds. when she was finished, the musician looked horrified, even wiping his mouth. Music fans from all over the world started to criticize the singer for sexual harassment and accusing the industry of double standard. But this was not the most famous kisses, these ten were:   10. Brezhnev & Honecker Berlin,…
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  • BREAKING NEWS: 1 Dead After Shooting in Belize City

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    23 May 2015 | 3:38 am
    BREAKING NEWS Saturday, May 23 2015. BMG: A shooting that happened in Belize City around 6:30 p.m. last night has claimed another life. According to reports, two men were shot on Iguana Street near Kim’s store. One of them is deceased and the other has survived. This is a developing story and we will be updating it shortly.  
  • Belizean, Tysha Toni Roches conquers 1st place in CANTO’s 9th Regional WTISD

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    22 May 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Friday, May 22nd 2015. BMG: A St. Catherine’s student, Tysha Toni Roches is the winner of a regional video competition organized by CANTO.  World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is spearheaded by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and CANTO commemorates this day with an annual video competition on the respective ITU theme. This year’s theme was ‘Telecommunications and ICTs: Drivers of innovation’ and the competition was opened to students from 14 -18 in any of CANTO’s 35 member countries; Belize being one of them. Entries were judged by a panel of…
  • Walton’s family seeks monetary assistance for Nancy

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    22 May 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Friday, May 22nd 2015. BMG: The family of Nancy Liliana Walton is appealing to the Belizean public for monetary assistance to pay for an urgent surgery she needs after falling off a zip line. Nancy was zip lining in Playa Del Cayo in San Ignacio when the incident occurred and she suffered a severe back injury. Despite her families best efforts to fundraise for this surgery, they have come up short and are asking for any dollar that you can spare. Funds can be deposited into Belize Bank Account number: 65022278315 belonging to Nancy Vellos. Your support will be greatly appreciated! Photo…
  • Caleb Orozco reveals Belizeans’ casual anti-LGBT stance in N.Y. Times Magazine profile

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    22 May 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Friday, May 22nd 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Speaking to the New York Times Magazine for a personal , executive director and former president and founder of the United Belize Advocacy Movement (UNIBAM), Caleb Orozco, has said that his fight against Section 53 of the Criminal Code that officially outlaws sexual acts “against the order of nature” between two persons, among other things, has been a lonely one, and that he has not expected the kind of backlash he received since starting the case in December 2012 – backlash that even now results in routine insults as he goes…
  • Youth Empowerment Project making strides in PG

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    22 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Friday, May 22nd 2015. BMG: The Department of Youth Services in Punta Gorda in collaboration with the PG Town Council and Plenty Belize, held a Youth Governance Forum on Wednesday in which youths from various schools in PG participated. The event was held at the Town Council’s Conference room which was packed to capacity with young minds, ready to do their part in molding the town with the relatively new UDP council. The forum was a part of DYS’ Toledo Youth Empowerment project that has three main objectives: To educate the youths on the role and responsibilities of the town council.
 
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  • Children and Home Security – Top Tips

    xreporter
    11 May 2015 | 9:55 am
    We all care about how secure our homes are. No one wants to have the experience of someone breaking into their home and stealing our things. It is not just a matter of losing stuff and money. It is about being violated, it is about our homes becoming less than fortresses. Our home needs to ... The post Children and Home Security – Top Tips appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Give the World a Twirl with an Impeccable Resume

    xreporter
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    Whether you’re applying for a job abroad just after your masters or switching to a multinational on foreign soil, there’s a basic difference underlying the whole situation that is quite imperative to understand. Your run-of-the-mill domestic resume is of no good to get employed overseas. Yes, you need to build an enticing international resume to ... The post Give the World a Twirl with an Impeccable Resume appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Xiaomi Just Announced 5 New Products!

    xreporter
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:24 am
    Yes, you heard that right. Today, Xiaomi announced five new products mentioned below. Xiaomi Product 1: Mi Note for Ladies Yes, this one is exactly for females only! The phone is in light pink color and really slim. First glance at it and looks really cool. It has 16GB internal memory (ROM). Xiaomi also made ... The post Xiaomi Just Announced 5 New Products! appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Tips for Keeping the Home Office Organized

    xreporter
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    You were excited that you could turn that extra bedroom into a home office and finally start your own business. You promised yourself that you were going to keep it nice and tidy, and that everything you did in the office would be work-related only. However, the kids soon started coming in and making messes, ... The post Tips for Keeping the Home Office Organized appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Top 12 Helpful Tips to Handle New-Mum Stress

    xreporter
    14 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    Becoming a new mother is an exciting time full off laughs and tears of joy. On the other hand, it is also a scary time full of stress and many new worries. No one ever tells you what daily life will be like with a newborn. If they did, they would not be able to ... The post Top 12 Helpful Tips to Handle New-Mum Stress appeared first on WorldXNews.
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  • Nuclear talks to resume Tuesday in Vienna: Iran

    Editor
    23 May 2015 | 1:54 am
    Nuclear warhead-Image source vfpcorvallis Iran and world powers are to resume talks in the Austrian capital next week on drafting a final accord on the country’s nuclear programme, a senior Iranian negotiator said Friday. “The discussions are to resume on Tuesday in Vienna,” said Abbas Araghchi, quoted by Mehr news agency from Vienna at the end of three days of talks at which he led the Iranian team. The United States as well as Britain, China, France, Russia and Germany are in the midst of negotiations with Tehran to finalise a deal by June 30 that would prevent Iran from developing…
  • Civilians killed As Armed Groups Clash in Northern Mali

    Editor
    23 May 2015 | 12:55 am
    Up to nine civilians, including an aid worker for a European charity, were killed after rebels withdrew from a village they had seized in northern Mali, armed loyalist and anti-government groups said on Friday. The west African nation’s main Tuareg-led rebel alliance, the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA), said in a statement overnight that “the Malian army conducted the summary and public executions of nine people in the town of Tin Hama” on Thursday. “The nine people were first arrested by the GATIA militia and then handed over to Malian soldiers who then executed them,”…
  • Obama warning over Netanyahu unjustified: Israeli official

    Editor
    22 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    A senior official in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rightwing Likud party on Friday rejected fresh US criticism of the premier as unjustified and hypocritical. Tzahi Hanegbi, chairman of the influential foreign affairs and defence committee in parliament, was responding to remarks by US President Barack Obama published Thursday in news magazine The Atlantic. Obama restated concerns about comments that Netanyahu made during a hotly-contested March general election and warned of repercussions. In a polling-day bid to energise rightwing voters, he warned that Arab Israelis were…
  • INEC Denies Releasing Rivers Voters’ Registers to State Electoral Body

    Editor
    22 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    2015 General Election The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers said on Friday that it did not release voters’ registers to the State Independent Electoral Commission to conduct council polls. The state electoral commission had said it would use the voters’ registers from INEC for the May 23 council polls. In a statement in Port Harcourt, the INEC’s Administrative Secretary in Rivers, Mr Roy Obijuru, denied releasing the registers to the state electoral body for the election. “INEC wishes to state categorically that at no time did we release voters’ registers to…
  • IYANYA IN HOT ROMANCE WITH UPCOMING ACTRESS

    Editor
    22 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Joining the cast of other top celebrities from different genres of the Nigerian entertainment industry, Iyanya is set to tantalise movie buffs in ‘Superstar’, a new and riveting international film from the stable of a US-based Nigerian-born filmmaker, Tony Abulu. The movie, which painstakingly tells the story of a talented and aspiring young Nigerian musician from the ghetto, seeking stardom in the competitive Nigerian music industry, would hit cinemas nationwide on June 5, courtesy of Silverbird Distributions. Leading the pack of famous entertainers, who dazzled and thrilled in the big…
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  • Sunny Side Up!

    News With Chai
    22 May 2015 | 4:55 am
    Yellow, yellow, dirty fellow: a verse that many of us grow up singing and hearing. A squashed lemon or a banana peel we begin to detest all things yellow quite early and soon it becomes our least favorite color on both the plate and the palette. Rarely do we paint a palace in a bright … Continue reading →
  • Transparency In Administration : CIDCO Uploads Social Facility Plots’ Records On The Website

    Subhendu Maity
    21 May 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Navi Mumbai, 21st May, 2015 : “The Corporation and citizens have been jointly partnered to bring in transparency in the administrative and departmental process”, said Sanjay Bhatia, Vice Chairman and Managing Director at the inauguration of the social facility plots web link.  Initiating transparency in the administrative, CIDCO has ones again stepped forward by uploading a … Continue reading →
  • “The Limited Sky”: Women And The Glass Ceiling

    News With Chai
    19 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    Introduction When I talk about glass ceiling, I am referring it to women in the workplace and society in general, but it can also be referred to race any other form of discrimination.  It is an invisible barrier that prevents success, further hinders in the ability of the women. The glass ceiling is very much … Continue reading →
  • Exquisite Gujarat Handicraft Utsav @ Urban Haat

    News With Chai
    19 May 2015 | 5:20 am
    Urban Haat’s lush green surroundings and landscapes have been pleasing the shoppers to shop freely all throughout the year. The ongoing Gujarat handicraft Utsav at the Haat organised by INDEXT-C Industrial Extension Cottage, a Government of Gujarat is yet an another opportunity to purchase authentic handicraft and handloom products of Gujarat all under one roof. … Continue reading →
  • Showbiz Vs. Sports @ India

    News With Chai
    14 May 2015 | 8:08 pm
    A friend’s 12-year-old son has joined a football camp. His coach makes him sweat profusely. His nanny is upset because he comes home with mud soiled knickers. His mum is happy because he is finally eating well. And the dad is thrilled to watch his little sportsman score goals! As for him, he is a … Continue reading →
 
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  • Carne Latina: Macumbia lança novo disco sexta em João Pessoa

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

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

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

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

    inboox
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
    A segunda edição da festa mais comentada de João Pessoa acontece hoje, com um conceito mais erótico e sexual, a festa tem como objetivo abordar o profano, após a sexta santa. A festa “A Sexta é Santa, o sábado não” tem um novo local para acontecer, buscando combinar com o conceito profano foi escolhido o Fenix Club, novo club de entretenimento adulto de João Pessoa para ser sede do novo evento. A Festa terá como atrações o DJ Edu Trônic que promete levar todos ao delírio tocando seu novo setmix e tocando sem camisa. Além dele, a festa terá a apresentação de um…
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  • Bamba Tv channels list guide.

    Nairobi News
    11 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    Bamba Tv channels list guide. Since the inception of Bamba TV decoder in Kenya, people have been looking for any information about this new decoder. They wanted to know the complete Bamba Tv channels list and also how much does it cost. Many have been comparing Bamba TV “Vs” other old players like Dstv, Zuku and Startimes to see who offers the best packages. In this article, we are going to layout all the channels found on Bamba Tv and what they offer. See also: Bamba Tv Channels list- local KTN Citizen TV KASS TV K24 KBC QTV KISS NTV On Bamba TV, you will The post Bamba Tv channels list…
  • Great Mothers Day Quotes to share.

    Nairobi News
    10 May 2015 | 5:23 am
    Great Mothers Day Quotes to share. Great Mothers Day Quotes you can say with your loving mama/mother. Today the 10th of May is a great day for all the Mothers around the world. In this day mothers all over the world are celebrated for their brave and loving nature. As they say there is no one who can replace your mother’s love. They deny themselves comfort to make us comfortable. They endure the pain, insults, stubbornness we throw their way. See also: They defend us from aggressors and also correct us whenever we are wrong. If you ask any mother around the world, they will say The post…
  • safaricom big boxdecoder channel list and Cost

    Nairobi News
    9 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
    safaricom big boxdecoder channel list and Cost Safaricom has unleashed its latest device on the market and it is “The Big Box”. The amazing thing about this Safaricom’s big box is that, it offers both high speed internet and also free to air television channels. The big box as Safaricoms CEO Calls it, was unveiled yesterday at a colorful event in which Sauti Soul performed. The set top box is entering a market where there is a very stiff competition. See also: At the moment, there is Bamba Tv, Dstv, Star times and Zuku. Although Bamba tv, DSTV and start times does not offer internet,…
  • Miley Cyrus Bares it all without shame!

    Nairobi News
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:49 am
    Miley Cyrus Bares it all without shame! Miley Cyrus Bares it without shame! If you thought Miley Cyrus was done, wait till you see these images! Miley Cyrus was snapped with Joan Jett & Paul McCartney at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony with her boobs out and nipples only covered by pasties. See also: The 22-year-old singer attended the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on April 18 initially wearing an outfit that completely bared her breasts! She wore “J” nipple pasties honoring Joan Jett, 56, and no one seemed to mind that Miley’s boobs were out for…
  • How to make lots money in Kenya easily.

    Nairobi News
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:16 am
    How to make lots money in Kenya easily. How to make lots money in Kenya easily.Below is a little guide that will help you earn some cash easily. If you have been wondering where to get extra cash or how you can make some cash, then sit down and read this. We all know there is nothing in this world that come on a silver platter, you must work and sweat for it. See also: Now the question is, how can one make money in Kenya easily? In this article, we are going to look at how one can make lots of money online. Many people especially those The post How to make lots money in Kenya easily. appeared…
 
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  • This What True Love Looks Like: Korean Artist Beautifully Captured

    admin
    12 May 2015 | 4:38 am
    When you think about how love is portrayed, you probably think about the first child being born or a wedding day. You may even picture a 50th anniversary! But the unsung heroes of the long term love are those little gestures that make love so full and rich. A Korean artist named “Puuung” wants to bring it all to the forefront. “Love is something that everybody can relate to. And Love comes in ways that we can easily overlook in our daily lives. So, I try to find the meaning of love in our daily lives and make it into artwork,” she writes. Puuung reminds us that the little things…
  • 20 Interesting Facts About Sachin Tendulkar

    admin
    1 May 2015 | 3:56 am
    1. Sachin Tendulkar is India’s first active cricketer to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha. 2. As an aspiring fast bowler, a young Sachin Tendulkar was rejected by Dennis Lillee’s MRF Pace Foundation in 1987. 3. During the 1987 World Cup, Sachin was a ball boy for the match between India and Zimbabwe at the Wankhede Stadium. He was 14 then. 4. Sachin Tendulkar fielded for Pakistan as a substitute during a one-day practice match against India at the Brabourne Stadium in 1988. 5. During his early days, Tendulkar would win a coin from his coach Ramakant Achrekar if he could bat through…
  • 15 things you didn’t know about Manny Pacquiao

    admin
    1 May 2015 | 3:37 am
      As a child, Pacquiao’s mum hoped he would grow up to be a Catholic priest. His love of boxing got in the way but he remains a deeply religious man. Contrary to popular belief, the “Pac-Man” moniker has nothing to do with a love of Japanese arcade games. Instead, it’s simply the combination of his first (“MAN” from Manny) and last name (“PAC” from Pacquiao). Pacquiao is set to make millions fighting Mayweather but his professional boxing career started a world away from the bright Vegas light, on a boxing TV show called Blow By Blow.He was paid $2 per fight.
  • Nepal Earthquake: Different CCTV Capture Moment Nepal Earthquake Struck

    admin
    1 May 2015 | 12:35 am
  • Top 20 Useful Websites of 2015

    admin
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:37 am
      ctrlq.org/screenshots – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops. dictation.io – online voice recognition in the browser itself. zerodollarmovies.com – find full-length movies on YouTube. screenr.com – record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube. goo.gl – shorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes. unfurlr.come – find the original URL that’s hiding behind a short URL. qClock – find the local time of a city using a Google Map. copypastecharacter.com – copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard. postpost.com –…
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  • Gay Marriage in Alabama on Hold

    Amanda Samuels
    22 May 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Gay marriage in Alabama was approved in January and Federal Judge ordered authorities to start issuing marriage licenses for partners from the same sex. On Thursday, the same federal judge put the ruling on hold, demanding legalization of same-sex unions and communities and waiting for a decision from the Supreme Court. The US District Judge Callie Granade stated that Alabama can’t ban same-sex marriage as it is against constitution. After Granade brought the ruling on January and approved issuing marriage licenses for gay marriages in Alabama, most of the Alabama probe judges defied her…
  • McDonald’s Workers and Investors Protest

    Jasmina Lozevska
    22 May 2015 | 12:51 pm
    McDonald’s workers and investors are highly unhappy with the whole strategy of the company and they gathered on Thursday morning, just before the company was about to have their annual meeting with shareholders. Raise of the wage from $9 per hour to $15 per hour is their demand. Apart from this investors were not satisfied with the way of election of board members, and they demand it to change, that’s why they go on a protest. Also, neither of them is happy with the sales that are falling down. McDonald’s shareholders had the first meeting after it was taken over by the British Steve…
  • Google Maps Content Hides Racist Messages

    Anneliese Sammut
    22 May 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Since the incident with the White House and Snowden, later an Android robot that pees on the logo of Apple appeared, pranks started spreading on Google Maps. However, it wouldn’t have been so alarming if they hadn’t been racist. Google Maps’ team is trying to clean the mess from there for weeks, but even though the feature Map Maker is disabled on Google Maps there are still inappropriate hidden messages. If you try to look for any N-word on Google Maps, it will bring you to the White House, a historic university for black students, Howard University and the American Capitol building,…
  • Six Baltimore Officers indicted in Freddie Gray Case

    Andrew Kaley
    22 May 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Six Baltimore officers have been indicted by a grand jury of various charges after the full case of Freddie Gray’s death was presented by the State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. Mosby spoke on a press conference on Thursday about the court indictment. She said that all six Baltimore officers were charged as connected with the death of Freddie Gray. Edward Nero, Caesar Goodson, Garett Miller, William Porter, all officers, Lt. Brian Rice and Sgt. Alicia White are all facing different charges starting with misdemeanor, misconduct up to involuntary manslaughter, murder and intentional assault.
  • BP Oil Spill Causes Death of the Underwater World

    Bob VonMoss
    21 May 2015 | 12:28 pm
    In the course of the last five years, there is a large number of dead dolphin bodies in the Gulf of Mexico and the surrounding waters. It is thought to be caused by fatal diseases after the BP oil spill in 2010, report National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers that were doing the study of these waters.  There was no relation between the exposure to BP oil spill and deaths of dolphins, but the results from the study at the forensic laboratory of NOAA, that started in 2013 showed the opposite. BP oil spills leaked around 4.9 million barrels oil into the waters of the Gulf of…
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