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  • The Siberian Craters

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    Jim Festante
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Two more mysterious craters have been discovered in Siberia, and local researchers are beginning to form a theory on them.
  • North Korea says nuclear strike on White House is imminent [VIDEO]

    CANONCLAST
    Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:29 am
    Seoul (AFP) – A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula. The threat came from Hwang Pyong-So, director of the military’s General Political Bureau, during a speech to a large military rally in Pyongyang Sunday on the anniversary of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War. Hwang, who holds the rank of vice marshal in the Korean People’s Army, said a recent series of South Korea-US military drills, one of which included the…
  • Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan 2014

    In Focus
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    The Muslim three-day Eid al-Fitr festival, marking the end of the month of Ramadan, began today in parts of the world where sightings of the new moon were made. During Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink, and sex from dawn until sunset. The fast, one of the five pillars of Islam, is seen as a time for spiritual reflection, prayers, and charity. After sunset, Muslims traditionally break the fast by eating three dates, performing the Maghrib prayer, and sitting down to Iftar, the main evening meal, where communities and families gather together.
  • Final Voyage of the Costa Concordia

    In Focus
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    More than two and a half years since it crashed near Isola del Giglio, Italy, the wreck of the Costa Concordia was successfully refloated this week, and has begun its final journey—a four-day trip to a scrap yard in Genoa. The cruise ship capsized after striking a reef on January 13, 2012, killing 32 passengers and crew members. The complex salvage operation was the largest and most expensive in history. Gathered here are images, including several interior shots, of the ship's time near Isola del Giglio—from the initial disaster to today's towing away of the Costa Concordia. [30 photos]…
  • Astro Physics has a new mystery

    Environmental News Network
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    Astro Physicists love to look for reasons current theories are correct. When data are obtained that do not fit a current theory, the race is on to come up with an explanation! The Universe is a big place, full of unknowns. Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have just catalogued a new one. "I couldn't believe my eyes," says Esra Bulbul of the Harvard Center for Astrophysics. "What we found, at first glance, could not be explained by known physics."
 
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  • Tevez father freed after kidnapping

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    The father of Argentine football star Carlos Tevez is freed after being kidnapped on the outskirts of Buenos Aires and held for eight hours.
  • Record breaking Games for Glasgow

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    As Glasgow becomes Scotland's most successful Games, more records are broken by athletes and visitors alike.
  • Last Hiroshima bomb crew member dies

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The last surviving member of the team which dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Theodore Van Kirk, has died aged 93.
  • Twitter shares surge on user growth

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.
  • US and EU expand sanctions on Russia

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    President Barack Obama says new, co-ordinated sanctions from the US and EU will continue to make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".
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  • Russia hit with more sanctions

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    The United States and European Union officials agreed Tuesday to ratchet up economic pressure on Russia as fighting escalated in Ukraine.
  • Report: Many killed, hurt in China terror attack

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    A gang wielding knives and axes attacked civilians, a police station, government offices and smashed vehicles, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday, citing local police.
  • Gaza fighting intensifies

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Three weeks into the Gaza conflict, fighting is intensifying, the death toll is climbing and Israel has warned its citizens to be ready for a prolonged battle.
  • Hamas rejects Palestinian cease-fire call

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Hamas on Tuesday rejected a call from Palestinian leadership in the West Bank for a 24-hour truce to halt the bloodshed in Gaza.
  • Liberia closes borders to stop Ebola

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
    The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to plague West Africa as leaders scramble to stop the virus from spreading.
 
 
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    Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

  • Netanyahu warns Israel to prepare for long Gaza conflict, as at least 10 more are killed

    William Booth, Sudarsan Raghavan, Ruth Eglash
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:44 pm
    JERUSALEM — Israel will press its air and ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, preparing his country for a longer and bloodier campaign and dashing hopes that the three-week-old conflict would end soon. Read full article >>
  • Wonkblog: A third of consumers with credit files had debts in collections last year

    Jonnelle Marte
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:03 pm
    About 77 million Americans have a debt in collections,  a new report finds. That amounts to 35 percent of consumers with credit files or data reported to a major credit bureau, according to the study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute and Encore Capital Group's Consumer Credit Research Institute. "It’s a stunning number," said Caroline Ratcliffe, senior fellow at the Urban Institute and author of the report. "And it threads through nearly all communities." Read full article >>
  • Appeals court upholds decision overturning Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban

    Robert Barnes, Jenna Portnoy
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:43 pm
    A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, saying that withholding the fundamental right to marry from gay couples is a new form of “segregation” that the Constitution cannot abide. Read full article >>
  • U.S.: Russia violated 1987 treaty by testing ground-launched missiles

    Karen DeYoung
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:14 pm
    The Obama administration has determined that Russia violated a 1987 treaty on intermediate-range missiles by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, a senior administration official said. The violation, which began some years ago, is included in a 2014 compliance report on the treaty to be released Tuesday and was the subject of a letter President Obama sent Monday to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read full article >>
  • Is Washington in the midst of a post-shutdown baby boom?

    Jessica Contrera
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:44 pm
    No one liked the government shutdown, but apparently, it wasn’t without love. The kind of love that transpires when, say, you and your partner both don’t have to go to work. One week passes. Then two. You’re bored. You’re adults. You share a bed. Read full article >>
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    In Focus

  • Scenes From 21st-Century China

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    The People's Republic of China, the most populous country, and the second-largest economy, in the world, is a vast, dynamic nation that continues to grow and evolve. In this, the latest entry in a semi-regular series on China, a homemade 3-ton tank, a man inflating tires with his nose, a massive teapot-shaped building, nearsightedness-prevention devices, a replica Sphinx, and much more. This collection offers only a small view of people and places across the country over the past few months. [35 photos] A resident walks along a railway track surrounded by trees on both sides, in Nanjing,…
  • Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan 2014

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    The Muslim three-day Eid al-Fitr festival, marking the end of the month of Ramadan, began today in parts of the world where sightings of the new moon were made. During Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink, and sex from dawn until sunset. The fast, one of the five pillars of Islam, is seen as a time for spiritual reflection, prayers, and charity. After sunset, Muslims traditionally break the fast by eating three dates, performing the Maghrib prayer, and sitting down to Iftar, the main evening meal, where communities and families gather together.
  • Photos of the Week: 7/19-7/25

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    This week's edition includes views of Washington state wildfires, continued violence in Gaza and Israel, competitors in the Tour de France, evictions from the world's tallest slum, a flamingo roundup, and much more. [35 photos] Installation of the new Congress (2014-2018) at the Capitol in Bogota, Colombia, on July 20, 2014. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called it a "Congress of peace" and called on lawmakers to support an agenda for a "post-conflict nation." (Guillermo Legaria/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Final Voyage of the Costa Concordia

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    More than two and a half years since it crashed near Isola del Giglio, Italy, the wreck of the Costa Concordia was successfully refloated this week, and has begun its final journey—a four-day trip to a scrap yard in Genoa. The cruise ship capsized after striking a reef on January 13, 2012, killing 32 passengers and crew members. The complex salvage operation was the largest and most expensive in history. Gathered here are images, including several interior shots, of the ship's time near Isola del Giglio—from the initial disaster to today's towing away of the Costa Concordia. [30 photos]…
  • Bloody Weekend in Gaza

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    Sunday was the deadliest day yet in the recent battles in the Gaza Strip, capping a bloody weekend where more than a hundred Palestinians were killed, as well as 18 Israeli soldiers, following an Israeli advance into Gaza. Israel said on Sunday it had expanded its ground offensive, and Hamas militants kept up rocket fire into the Jewish state with no sign of a diplomatic breakthrough to end the worst fighting between Israel and Hamas in two years. The New York Times reports the death toll reaching at least 425 since Israel's air offensive began on July 8. gathered here are photographs of the…
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • What these guys say “masculinity” is will break your heart [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    These men were asked, “What does being a man mean?” They start by sharing the concepts of masculinity they were brought up to believe, which will pretty much bum you out. Things take a more positive turn at the end, though, so stick around for that. Full story at Buzzfeed. More about manhood. Photo credit: Canva
  • Why you should always commit to a high dive jump [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    In life, there are certain choices you just have to commit to. Apparently, jumping off a high dive is one of them. Watch as this girl tries to back out at the last second and winds up cartwheeling into a pool of humiliation (and also water, so she was OK). Full story at Uproxx. More videos. Photo credit: Canva
  • Science explains why people like jerks

    Sam Sexton
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It turns out, like most things that have to do with human sexuality, the answer is pretty complicated.  Also, neurons are important. This story centers around the writings of Dr. Richard Friedman, the director of the Psychopharmacology Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College.  Friedman examined the experiments of psychiatrist Gregory Berns, who placed subjects in an M.R.I and observed their brain activity as they received awards (water and juice.)  Initially, the rewards were random, but eventually they were delivered every ten seconds.  Berns found that the activity in the…
  • 32 websites that will help you save money

    Josh Urich
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Nearly everyone on the internet secretly wants everything for free. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it’s definitely not a realistic expectation. However, these thirty-two websites will (legitimately) save you money. PaperBack Swap, for example, is an online book exchange. Trade books with others, all free of charge. If you have a lot of debt, try Undebt––it will help you organize your debt and make it more manageable. Using this service will help you stop the snowball effect of debt. Another great website to help you save is Supercook. Input the ingredients you…
  • 70 blogs to inspire your creativity

    Josh Urich
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Next time you hit a roadblock in your creative process, get out of Facebook and dive into one of these seventy blogs to reenergize your creative juices. The blogs are broken down into different categories, making it easy to identify the type of creativity you need to inspire. “I Love Typography,” for example, is a place for graphic designers to drool over cool designs. Other categories include illustration, advertising, photography, fashion, interior design, and crafts. Each of the seven categories (including graphic design) have ten blogs, all of which are well curated. Take a…
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    Radio Times

  • Pennsylvania and the fast-growing natural gas industry

    jehrens
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Marie Cusick, Eugene DePasquale, E. Christopher Abruzzo Pennsylvania’s Auditor General recently issued a report claiming that the state’s Department for Environmental Protection has not sufficiently handled issues relating to aspects of hydraulic fracturing and the state’s fast-growing natural gas industry.  Among the allegations is that the DEP has kept poor records, that their oversight of waste and drilling inspections has been insufficient, and that they have not been diligent in their response to water contamination complaints. The DEP has responded, refuting the bulk of…
  • Brando Skyhorse

    jehrens
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Guest: Brando Skyhorse Acclaimed author Brando Skyhorse’s new memoir, Take This Man, chronicles his tumultuous childhood in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park.  Through the untruths of his eccentric mother, Skyhorse was led to believe that he was of Native American descent, and that his father was an imprisoned political activist.  It was years before he found out the truth about his Mexican-American heritage, and the father who abandoned his family.  BRANDO SKYHORSE joins us to discuss his life and his work for this hour of Radio Times.
 
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    The Conversation

  • Oscars for animals? Andy Serkis should be beating his chest

    Tama Leaver, Senior Lecturer in Internet Studies at Curtin University
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Caesar (Andy Serkis) is the leader of the ape nation in a scene from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Weta/20th Century FoxThe notion that a chimpanzee could win an Academy Award for acting (or anything else) seems farcical at first glance but, of course, it’s not an actual chimpanzee being discussed in the case of the latest role by Andy Serkis. Rather, it’s an incredibly sophisticated amalgam of the actor and the very latest computational visualisation techniques from Weta Digital. Serkis’ performance as Caesar, the leader of the fledgling ape society in the recently-released Dawn of…
  • Architecture competitions are risky ... but we can build on that

    Donald Bates, Chair, Architectural Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at University of Melbourne
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Do architectural competitions lead to unrealistic design directions?AAP/ Paul MillerThere’s a perverse irony in the apocryphal tale of the design competition for the Sydney Opera House in 1956. The story goes that, after the selection of the group of finalist designs for the competition, the Finnish-American architect on the jury, Eero Saarinen, re-examined the pile of rejected entries, and reinstated the scheme of the Danish architect Jørn Utzon. Danish architect Jorn Utzon. EPA/Ulf Nilsen This design, as we all know, won and the contentious project, built over 16 difficult years, has…
  • Who really suffers in Michelle Phan's YouTube copyright case?

    Nicolas Suzor, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    American internet sensation Michelle Phan is being sued for copyright.AAP Image/Lancome/Michelle Phan ImagesThe latest case of a popular YouTube blogger being sued for using music by other artists in her videos without permission raises the question of who really benefits from the re-use of music. In a claim filed this month, the electronic dance music label Ultra Records allege that beauty blogger Michelle Phan’s videos infringe their copyrights in nearly 50 cases. Phan is a self-made internet star who began posting makeup and self-help tutorials on YouTube in 2007. She has more than 6.7…
  • Infographic: Australia's heavy housing debt

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
  • How does the Renewable Energy Target affect your power bills?

    Dylan McConnell, Research Fellow, Melbourne Energy Institute at University of Melbourne
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Clouding the issue: the latest analysis of the impact of the Renewable Energy Target contradicts previous reports.Bo-deh/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SAThe review of the Renewable Energy Target is due to be handed to the federal government any day now, yet amazingly there are still conflicts over whether the policy makes electricity more or less expensive. Amid claims that the target raises power prices, most people will want to know what will happen to their bills if the scheme is wound back or scrapped. The economic analyses carried out so far have delivered wildly differing results. The most…
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    The Big Picture

  • Conflict continues in Gaza

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    The conflict in the Mideast has intensified in the last month with turbulent fighting in Gaza strip. Over 800 Palestinians have been killed and over 5,000 injured, according to Palestinan health officials. World leaders have been working on a truce between Hamas and Israel to end the bloodshed. --Leanne Burden Seidel (36 photos total) Smoke and flames are seen following what police said was an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 8. Israel bombarded dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip on, stepping up what it said might become a long-term offensive against Islamist Hamas…
  • Typhoon Rammasun

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Rammasun hit China late last week with winds up to 130 miles per hour -- the strongest typhoon to hit the country in four decades. The storm was blamed for killing more than 150 people as it did major damage to the Philippines and Vietnam. Another storm named Matmo came ashore in southeastern China today after passing across Taiwan overnight. --Lloyd Young (33 photos total) A man pushes his electric bicycle against strong wind and heavy rainfalls along a flooded seaside street as Typhoon Rammasun hits Haikou, Hainan province on July 18. A super typhoon slammed into China on Friday as the…
  • Malaysian jet crashes in Ukraine

    18 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Four months after the tragic disappearance of a Malaysian jet in the Indian Ocean, a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 crashed in eastern Ukraine killing all 298 aboard. According to Ukrainian and US officials, the plane was shot down by a Russian-made antiaircraft missile. Along with coping with this devastating loss, tensions increased in the region setting off even more concerns internationally. --Leanne Burden Seidel (28 photos total) People inspect the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, July 17. A passenger plane carrying 298 people was shot down as it flew…
  • Tour de France 101st edition

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    It’s been a race of survival in this year's tour at the halfway point. Two of the race favorites; Christopher Froome, last year's winner, and former winner Alberto Contador have both crashed out. Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the yellow jersey, is the overall leader through 11 stages of the race that now heads towards the high mountains and concludes in Paris on July 27. --Lloyd Young (38 photos total) Giant Shimano procycling team rider Marcel Kittel of Germany celebrates after winning the 1st stage of the 101st edition of the 2014 Tour de France cycling race between Leeds and Harrogate,…
  • World Cup final is set

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    It will be Germany and Argentina in the World Cup final this Sunday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Argentina beat the Netherlands today during penalty kicks after extra time, and Germany dispatched Brazil yesterday during a 7-1 rout that shocked the host country. --Lloyd Young (30 photos total) Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez celebrates with Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero after scoring the last penalty during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 9. Argentina reached the World Cup final on…
 
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    Slate Articles

  • Where I’m From

    Aisha Harris
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
    One of the first times I recall being asked the question “Where are you from?” was also one of the first times I realized that being black wasn’t a sufficient answer. For a sixth-grade project, I had to create my own version of a family crest to be presented to the class. The idea was for each student to celebrate her ethnic heritage. I knew my ethnicity, but where were my ancestors from? While almost all of my classmates in my predominantly white Connecticut elementary school could proudly claim that their grandparents—or great-grandparents—had come to America at some point from…
  • The Lost Weekends

    Alison Griswold
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm
    In October of last year, Goldman Sachs made a quiet but audacious decision. The youngest investment bankers in the firm, it announced to a stunned Wall Street, would be encouraged—even instructed—to take Saturdays off. From 9 p.m. on Friday until 9 a.m. on Sunday, all analysts and associates were required to be out of the office doing anything other than working, Goldman said. Junior bankers would be expected to check their BlackBerrys during the 36-hour period, but other than that it was a work blackout.
  • Ready for Anything

    David Weigel
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Hillary Clinton’s face looms over the offices of Correct the Record—in a friendly way. The young PR operation’s 18 workers do their typing and designing and debunking next to a blown-up version of that 2011 photo in which the former secretary of state is checking her BlackBerry on a flight from Malta to Tripoli, behind dark sunglasses. That photo inspired the Texts From Hillary Tumblr, and was painted on the Ready for Hillary PAC’s bus before it started schlepping around the country.
  • Sympathy for the Overdog

    Luke O'Neil
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
    It sounds like the plot of an uplifting PG–rated family comedy: A dastardly board of directors pushes out a beloved CEO, whose loyal workers rally in support of the man who’s treated them fairly. That’s the story of Market Basket, the low-priced grocery chain of 71 stores with some 25,000 employees throughout the Northeast, where rallies, strikes, and protests have continued into yet another week over the ouster of Arthur T. Demoulas, its former CEO. Demoulas was replaced in June by a board now controlled by his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas, a rival heir to the company built by their…
  • The Siberian Craters

    Jim Festante
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Two more mysterious craters have been discovered in Siberia, and local researchers are beginning to form a theory on them.
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • Report Criticizes EPA Oversight of Injection Wells

    ProPublica
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    by Naveena Sadasivam Federal environment officials have failed to adequately oversee hundreds of thousands of wells used to inject toxic oil and gas drilling waste deep underground, according to a new congressional report. The report, released Monday by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, is critical of the Environmental Protection Agency's inconsistent handling of safety inspections, poor record keeping, and failure to adjust its guidelines to adapt to new risks brought by the recent boom in domestic drilling, including the understanding that injection wells are causing earthquakes.
  • Campus Sexual Assault: What Are Colleges Doing Wrong?

    ProPublica
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:54 pm
    by Abbie Nehring, ProPublica, Update July 29: We have updated this article to include the responses universities gave to the stories.  During their time at college, the Department of Justice estimates one in five women will be sexually assaulted, and as many as 95 percent of the cases go unreported. So how are colleges failing to protect students from sexual assault? We sorted through the reporting to highlight a few cases that show the system's greatest shortcomings. When Football Goes on Trial Lizzy Seeberg committed suicide ten days after reporting to Notre Dame campus police that…
  • Podcast: ‘No Credit? Need Credit?’ It’ll Cost You

    ProPublica
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    by Nicole Collins Bronzan It’s a scene that plays out all across the country: a worker with steady income but little credit – say, a young service member – walks into a “discount” store advertising guaranteed credit toward furniture, electronics and jewelry. Everything is advertised in terms of installments, says ProPublica’s Paul Kiel, joining Editor-In-Chief Steve Engelberg in the podcast studio to talk about his latest investigation. So, for example, a bedroom set advertised at USA Discounters for $49 a month seems like a great deal. But then, Kiel says,…
  • USA Discounters Responds to ProPublica Article

    ProPublica
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    by Paul Kiel In a press release Sunday, Virginia-based retailer USA Discounters said the company's practices and policies in dealing with military customers were "inaccurately" portrayed in my recent ProPublica article. The release did not identify any errors. The article, which also appeared in the Washington Post, detailed how the company courted service members, guaranteeing them credit on high-priced appliances and electronics, then sued them in Virginia if they fell behind on their payments, regardless of where they made their purchases. If the service members did not show up in court,…
  • The Catholic Church’s Bogus Healer and More in MuckReads Weekly

    ProPublica
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    by Amanda Zamora It all began in Lafayette. When a Louisiana diocese was rocked years ago by a pedophiliac priest, a bishop came in to “heal” the community. The bishop later led the U.S. church’s response to the national scandal. “His background gave the Catholic Church tremendous credibility at a moment of crisis. There was just one problem. The story wasn't true.” — Minnesota Public Radio via @callmeKi That time the U.S. shot down a passenger plane — and tried to cover it up. Iran Air Flight 655 veered into a naval skirmish July…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • Around the World Neon

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Here's some pix of the cool use of neon in skyscrapers (Dallas) and bridges (Sydney) along with a few other neon-y, quirky favorites.
  • Toy Story that Time Forgot – Kristen Schaal – Comic-Con 2014

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Trixie from the Toy Story franchise, played by Kristen Schaal embodies her characters. It takes only a brief listen to hear and see why she’s known for her work in Toy Story and “Despicable Me 2”. Interview with Kristen on her latest movie “Toy Story that Time Forgot” at Comic-Con 2014.
  • Australia's CIO Billionaire Earl Reginald Stevenson Steps Up Attacks on Russian President Putin

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    July 29, 2014 - Moscow, Russia - Australia's super hedge fund billionaire CIO, Earl Reginald Stevenson, today increased his attack on Russian President Putin. Stevenson stated here in Sydney, Australia, that Putin's aggression and Soviet style leadership in the region is causing a destabilization of the regions markets and would have lasting impacts to the region. In a stark rebuke of Stevenson's statements, Russian President Putin is expressing dismay at recent statements by Stevenson regarding Russia’s continued involvement in the Ukraine issue and stated that Stevenson should focus on…
  • Ferry Boat breaks down in Seattle

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Ferry Boat breaks down in Seattle. A second ferry boat connects to prevent it from crashing into the shore.  A tug boat has arrived to pull us to shore. US Coast Guard is also on site.
  • She is not for collective punishment!

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    This little old lady wanted to show her disapproval with Israel's war campaign on Palestine. As she sits on a bench in one of Chicago's busiest street " Michigan Ave" and holds her sign, she's been there for hours. When I asked her why she felt compelled to do so her reply was " my ancestors were punished for being Jewish and I can't accept the crimes that are being perpetrated today. " Her name was Helen and she is Jewish. Photo taken by Fatima Puskar.
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Rewards, Risks for BP in Russia

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    BP reported a rise in second-quarter profit, boosted by its investment in Russian energy group Rosneft, but warned that further economic sanctions on Russia could adversely impact its business.
  • Regulator Wants Monitors at Deutsche Bank, Barclays

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    New York's Department of Financial Services is pushing to install monitors inside the U.S. offices of Deutsche Bank and Barclays as part of an investigation into possible manipulation in the foreign-exchange market.
  • Twitter's User Growth Picks Up

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Twitter said its second-quarter revenue more than doubled and the company saw an uptick in user growth, signaling its efforts to make the short messaging service more appealing to the masses may be bearing fruit.
  • NSA Concerns Boost Chinese Server Maker

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Inspur, a Chinese server maker, is seeking to rival IBM in China, helped in part by Chinese worries about using U.S. gear in the wake of the NSA controversy.
  • Consumer Confidence Rises in U.S.

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Consumers turned more upbeat about the economy this month, according to a consumer confidence report. Better sentiment about job availability supports expectations for a good increase in July payrolls.
 
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    TIME

  • Adorable 5 Year Old Really Doesn’t Want Her Baby Brother to Grow Up

    Olivia B. Waxman
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Video of a five-year-old girl from Phoenix, Arizona, sobbing at the thought of her three-month-old brother growing up is going viral on Reddit. Decked out in a Princess Sofia dress, Sadie wraps her arm around her little brother Carson, kisses his head, and says at one point, “He’s so cute, and I don’t wanna die when I’m a hundred!” Her brother just smiles, clearly amused by it all and loving the attention. “She’s cried about not wanting to get older herself in the past, but this was the first time she was upset about her brother,” her father…
  • Martha Stewart: Why I Love My Drone

    jtang0264
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    There’s been a lot of discussion and a tremendous amount of speculation lately about the nature of drones and their role in our society as useful tools and hobbyist toys. Last year, while celebrating my birthday in Maine, I was given a drone fitted with a high-definition camera. After a quick introduction to the mechanics of operating the contraption and a few words about its idiosyncrasies, I loaded the appropriate app on my iPad and went down to the beach. In just a few minutes I was hooked. In near silence, the drone rose, hovered, and dove, silently and surreptitiously photographing us…
  • Instagram Just Unveiled ‘Bolt,’ its Answer to Snapchat

    Denver Nicks
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:16 pm
    The photo-sharing, Facebook-owned social network Instagram on unveiled “Bolt” on Tuesday, a new messaging app that allows users to send short-lived photo and video messages from mobile devices. Bolt allows users to send quick messages that self-destruct by merely tapping on a user’s photo on a smartphone screen. The service is Instagram’s answer to similar apps like Snapchat, which has a smaller but much more active user base (500 million snaps per day versus 60 million Instagrams), and even Slingshot, which is also owned by Facebook. For the moment, Bolt can only be used…
  • McDonald’s Liable for Employees’ Treatment, Labor Board Rules

    Sam Frizell
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:13 pm
    In a key decision that could pave the way to unionization for thousands of fast food workers, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that McDonald’s is jointly responsible for employees’ treatment by the brand’s franchise owners. McDonald’s has long held that it isn’t liable for the treatment of its employees at the approximately 90% of its 14,000 restaurants that are owned by franchisees. But the recent decision could make McDonald’s liable for the labor practices of thousands of independent operators at its locations, and where employees have…
  • If Cars Can Monitor Left-On Headlights and Rear Obstructions, They Should Be Able To Save Trapped Kids’ Lives

    clairehoworth
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Thursday is National Heatstroke Prevention Day, so here is a little fact for your awareness: In the past 20 years more than 670 U.S. children have died of heatstroke in hot cars. To date this year KidsAndCars.org has recorded 18 such fatalities, including the death last week of a 10-month-old girl in Wichita, Kansas, who was unknowingly left in a vehicle on a 90-degree day. Our national advocacy nonprofit works year-round to educate parents and caregivers about these dangers, including a nationwide “Look before you lock” program. But education is not enough when all it takes is a simple…
 
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  • Manchester Uniteds Louis van Gaal vows not to be provoked by Mourinho

    Jamie Jackson in Washington DC
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Im not reacting to that kind of stuff, he says of Chelsea coach Van Gaal warns United might struggle for first three monthsLouis van Gaal insists he will not be provoked into a war of words by José Mourinho after the Chelsea manager fired the first shots of the season by criticising Luke Shaws wage demands.The Portuguese had claimed the left-back could have joined Chelsea but his reported salary of £100,000 a week would have killed the club. Mourinho often tries to engage opposing managers in mind games, with Arsenals Arsène Wenger and Manchester Citys Manuel Pellegrini…
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Ben Proud seals freestyle glory for England

    James Riach at the Tollcross Centre
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Ive learned from past as I start blacking out when nervous Dan Wallace celebrates in a kilt after winning 200m medleyPerhaps there is something in the Plymouth water. There lies the home of two swimmers who could rule the pool for many years to come, with Englands Ben Proud the latest to emerge from an impressive south-coast stable and ensure Tollcrosss last night of the Games was a memorable one.Prouds splash-and-dash victory in the 50m freestyle was Englands 13th swimming gold in Glasgow and the nation ensured a fitting denouement in the pool by winning an enthralling gold in the 4x100m…
  • Twitter share price rises sharply as company beats analysts' expectations

    Dominic Rushe in New York
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Reporting second-quarter results, Twitter claims 271 million monthly active users as sales double to $312.2mShares in Twitter rose sharply on Tuesday, after the company beat analysts expectations with higher-than-expected revenues and user numbers.The social media company has struggled in its short life as a public company amid fears that its growth was slowing to a standstill. Before the latest results, Twitters stock had fallen 43.8% this year. Continue reading...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: day six as it happened!

    Ian McCourt Simon Burnton (for a coffee break) and Alan Smith (for a dinner break)
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Day six at the Games will be remembered for England, Scotland and Wales efforts in the gymnastics 10.01pm BST Thats all from me today. Thanks for all the tweets, emails and comments. Speak soon. Bye! 10.00pm BST Its a slow start as the Kenyans lurk behind the leaders. The first lap is pretty pedestrian, pretty ordinary, pretty slow. On the second, the Kenyans move to the front though its all very tight. Weightman makes a move on the outside and Muir responds. The pace goes up a touch. At the bell, Kibiegon is in the lead. Down the back straight Kibiegon and Obiri get their sprint on.
  • Morgan Schneiderlin hits out at Saints over blocked move to Spurs

    Guardian staff
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    6 years of an amazing journey DESTROYED in 1 hour!!! Chairman says midfielder and Rodriguez are going nowhereThe Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has reacted angrily to the news that he will not be allowed to leave Southampton for Spurs by tweeting: 6 years of an amazing journey #saintsfc DESTROYED in 1 hour!!!The midfielder met with Saints on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of a move to White Hart Lane but, following the exodus of five colleagues, was told he had to stay put. Continue reading...
 
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  • How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    In 2006, the Metropolitan Opera in New York began broadcasting high-definition performances of its operas to digital cinemas. Two years later, the Berlin Philharmonic started an online streaming concert hall service and on June 25, 2009, this digital revolution reached England when the National Theatre launched NT Live, putting theatre on to cinema screens across the country.
  • Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The main job Chris Pratt had when auditioning for Guardians of the Galaxy was convincing the film-makers that he could get into shape to play an intergalactic superhero. The 35-year-old star rose to prominence as the hilarious Andy Dwyer in the hit sitcom Parks and Recreation where his chubby frame reflected his easy-going character. But when I meet him in a London hotel he looks every inch the action hero, seated on a soft chair in the lotus position, his brown leather shoes discarded on the floor.
  • Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    For a select few fans of colonial-era sports attending the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, home is a windowless metal box on a derelict former gasworks. The converted shipping containers appeared in just five weeks on Dunn Street, offering tiny hotel rooms to non-claustrophobic guests and boosting the profile of a man more used to spacious – and fast – living. Snoozebox hotels have become a familiar sight this summer at events as varied as Glastonbury and the Edinburgh Festival, trading on a traditional shortage of accommodation as well as the profile of the company's president, David…
  • Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    They have been sported by some of the most influential (and, it would seem, clueless) people in entertainment – including Pharrell Williams, Drew Barrymore and supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio.
  • Boris Johnson's war on diesel

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Boris Johnson has declared war on diesel, with the London Mayor proposing to squeeze an extra £10 from the driver of any diesel car in the Congestion Zone. Johnson's crusade against the black pump heads a bid to improve the quality of the capital's air, with campaigners claiming that some 51,000 Londoners have died prematurely of respiratory symptoms linked to air pollution since the mayor took office in 2008.
 
 
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  • German Musicians Prove Sitting With Homeless Can Be Inspiring

    Good News Network
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Four Germans made a music video based on their inspiring experiences with street people, playing instruments and singing meaningful songs while drawing attention to the overlooked humanity on a sidewalk. The video, made by Be Japy e.v., has attracted 4.3 million views on YouTube since July 1. Without any cameras the group performed around The post German Musicians Prove Sitting With Homeless Can Be Inspiring appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Image of the Day – Painting by 11yo Boy Fetches $37,000

    Good News Network
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    A collection of 40 paintings by an 11-year-old boy has sold for more than a half million dollars (£390,000). Kieron Williamson, from Norfolk, England saw his watercolors, oils and pastels sell on Friday in just a matter of minutes. The child prodigy is worth about £2m after selling pieces at The post Image of the Day – Painting by 11yo Boy Fetches $37,000 appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Good News in History, July 29

    Good News Network
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Two years ago today, a high school football captain in Osseo, Minnesota created a Twitter account to say nice things about classmates after noticing they were the object of ridicule on social media. After @OsseoNiceThings was set up, posts attacking students ceased. The Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated in Paris (1836) The post Good News in History, July 29 appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Doctors Taking Medicinal Honey Seriously

    Good News Network
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:35 pm
    The antibacterial properties of honey have long been known, both ancient Greek and Egyptian physicians are said to have valued it and it was used in the treatment of wounds right up to World War II. Honey is now regularly being shown to kill superbugs in the laboratory, as scientists and The post Doctors Taking Medicinal Honey Seriously appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Herd of Elephants Work Together to Protect Calf in River

    Jim Kelly
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    In Thailand, a herd of elephants get innovative to protect a calf from strong currents in the river. This YouTube video shows animals in the Elephant Nature Park working together, using their instinctive nature, standing in a tight circle around the calf  to protect the baby. (WATCH the video below) Like this The post Herd of Elephants Work Together to Protect Calf in River appeared first on The Good News Network.
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  • Ozone + Rising Temperatures = Problems for Food Security

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    A new study shows that interactions between increasing temperature and air pollution can be quite significant when it comes to addressing food security. Conducted in part by researchers at MIT, a study looked in detail at global production of four leading food crops — rice, wheat, corn, and soy. It predicts that effects will vary considerably from region to region, and that some of the crops are much more strongly affected by one or the other of the factors
  • Industrial lead pollution beat explorers to the South Pole by 22 years

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole in December of 1911. More than 100 years later, an international team of scientists led by Joe McConnell of Nevada's Desert Research Institute (DRI) have proven that air pollution from industrial activities arrived long before. Using data from 16 ice cores collected from widely spaced locations around the Antarctic continent, including the South Pole, McConnell's team created the most accurate and precise reconstruction to date of lead pollution over the Earth's southernmost continent.
  • Coffee Rust in Guatemala

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    Outside the northern Guatemalan town of Olopa, near the Honduran border, farmer Edwin Fernando Diaz Viera stands in the middle of his tiny coffee field. He says it was his lifelong dream to own a farm here. The area is renowned for producing some of the world's richest Arabica, the smooth-tasting beans beloved by specialty coffee brewers. "My farm was beautiful, it was big," he says. But then, a plant fungus called coffee rust, or roya in Spanish, hit his crop. "Coffee rust appeared and wiped out everything," he says.
  • How to encourage recycling and feed stray animals at the same time!

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am
    Istanbul, Turkey recently unveiled awesome new machines that help both the environment and needy animals. Each time a person recycles a plastic bottle in the designated receptacle, pet food is ejected into a bowl at the bottom so hungry stray animals have something to eat. So far, the machines have been a hit with residents. People who would normally toss bottles in a trash can might wait to carry the plastic a bit longer to dispose of it in the recycling bin now that they know they can assist animals. It’s a win-win scenario that doubles Turkish people's incentive to do the right thing.
  • Astro Physics has a new mystery

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    Astro Physicists love to look for reasons current theories are correct. When data are obtained that do not fit a current theory, the race is on to come up with an explanation! The Universe is a big place, full of unknowns. Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have just catalogued a new one. "I couldn't believe my eyes," says Esra Bulbul of the Harvard Center for Astrophysics. "What we found, at first glance, could not be explained by known physics."
 
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  • A man with a sign

    -NO AUTHOR-
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
  • Israel's fight is our fight

    Erick Stakelbeck
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
  • Never be without a fire

    Manny Edwards
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    How do you start a fire if your butane lighter runs out of gas? Manny Edwards demonstrates several easy techniques using everyday materials (and some not-so-everyday materials) for tinder. Watch the video, then read more at Survival News Online: Make sure to check out Manny Edwards’ book, “The Truth About Liberty: How the Tea Party Can Save America,” at the WND SuperStore! Find the supplies you may need in an emergency at the one and only WND Survival store.
  • Dating site matched wrong people as experiment

    -NO AUTHOR-
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    (BBC) — Dating website OKCupid has revealed that it experimented on its users, including putting the “wrong” people together to see if they would connect. It revealed the tests after the uproar over Facebook manipulating the feeds of its users. “If you use the internet, you’re the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site,” it said. “That’s how websites work.” OKCupid said one revelation was that “people just look at the picture”.
  • Dow drops under 17,000

    -NO AUTHOR-
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    (CNBC) — U.S. stocks declined on Tuesday, pulling the Dow under 17,000, as geopolitical worries neutralized upbeat earnings from corporations including Merck & Co.. “Investors are clearly hyper-sensitive right now to things happening in Europe and Russia, and whether it’s worsening or not,” said Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at BTIG. In a statement televised live Tuesday afternoon, President Barack Obama said the United States was expanding on measures announced two weeks, targeting Russian energy, defense and financial sectors as Russia has continued to…
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    The Belgravia Dispatch

  • The Peace Process Ends: Not With a Bang, But a Whimper

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

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

    6 Mar 2014 | 2:45 am
    Washington D.C., points beyond and assorted ‘elite opinion’ appear to be undergoing another period best described as a moronic inferno (if memory serves, an old Martin Amis phrase). The immediate cause of this epidemic of hysteria is of course Vladimir Putin’s incursion into Crimea. Mr. Putin’s actions have been compared to Adolf Hitler’s, with former Secretary of State, putative next Democratic President and dynastic doyenne Hillary Clinton peddling such comparisons (at a private fundraiser in California, of course!). Sharp—if somewhat Russophobe—voices like Zbigniew Brzezinski…
  • What To Do--And Not Do--About Ukraine

    3 Mar 2014 | 6:41 am
    “Yet, Kievan Russia, like the golden days of childhood, was never dimmed in the memory of the Russian nation. In the pure fountain of her literary works anyone who wills can quench his religious thirst; in her venerable authors he can find his guide through the complexities of the modern world. Kievan Christianity has the same value for the Russian religious mind as Pushkin for the artistic sense: that of a standard, a golden measure, a royal way.” --Georgy Fedotov “The problem of the origin of the first Russian state, that of Kiev, is exceedingly complex and controversial.”…
  • Hyper-Nationalist Hysteria in Egypt

    28 Jan 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Our 'non-coup' tax-dollars at work in Cairo (photo credit: Reuters): Military boots worn on heads not as ironic protest; rather as sad symbol of supine hyper-nationalist hysteria. #Egypt pic.twitter.com/jtj8PhAih3— Gregory Djerejian (@GregDjerejian) January 29, 2014
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    amnestyusa.org

  • EU must close all loopholes in the torture trade

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The European Union (EU) must urgently strengthen its laws to enable member states to immediately ban the trade in new devices and technologies that have no practical  use other than to torture, ill-treat or execute individuals. July 29, 2014 The European Union (EU) must urgently strengthen its laws to enable member states to immediately ban the trade in new devices and technologies that have no practical  use other than to torture, ill-treat or execute individuals, said Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation, as experts meet in Brussels today to strengthen current…
  • Burundi: Fears mount amid escalating political violence and government crackdown

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Burundi’s ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year’s election. July 28, 2014 Burundi’s ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year’s election, warns Amnesty International in a report published today.read more
  • Swaziland: Deplorable sentences against journalist and lawyer stifle free speech

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    The sentencing of a newspaper editor and a human rights lawyer to two years in prison on charges of contempt of court after a grossly unfair trial in Swaziland is an outrageous attempt to silence dissenting voices. July 25, 2014 The sentencing of a newspaper editor and a human rights lawyer to two years in prison on charges of contempt of court after a grossly unfair trial in Swaziland is an outrageous attempt to silence dissenting voices, said Amnesty International.“With this sentence, Swaziland is sending the message that raising any concerns about judicial independence is out of bounds.
  • Israel/Gaza conflict: Questions and Answers

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Amnesty International's experts respond to some of the questions raised around the Israel/Gaza conflict. July 25, 2014 What does Amnesty International think of the resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council on 23 July? What should happen next?read more
  • Ireland must amend abortion laws after sharp UN criticism

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Irish authorities must take urgent action to bring the country’s flawed abortion laws in line with its international human rights obligations, Amnesty International said following the UN Human Rights Committee’s strongly worded criticism of the Ireland’s stance on abortion.  July 24, 2014  The Irish authorities must take urgent action to bring the country’s flawed abortion laws in line with its international human rights obligations, Amnesty International said following the UN Human Rights Committee’s strongly worded criticism of the Ireland’s stance on…
 
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    Fast Company

  • Twitter's User Base Grows to 271 Million

    Alice Truong
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    The company reported $312.2 million in revenue in the second quarter and $562.7 million for the first half of 2014.Twitter's base grew to 271 million monthly active users in the second quarter, a 6% increase from 255 million users in the previous quarter. The social network also added 13 million users on mobile, bringing the total to 211 million users.Read Full Story
  • How Can Recruiters Grab Engineers' Attention? With More Money (Duh)

    Alice Truong
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Job marketplace Hired recently analyzed 8,000 recruiting messages to see what works and what doesn't when trying to hire engineers.If you can write a lick of code, Silicon Valley is your oyster.Read Full Story
  • Hoping To Rebound, Malaysia Airlines Weighs Name Change

    Alice Truong
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    With the support of the Malaysian government, the airliner is seeking new investors and considering a major rebranding.Business as usual isn't an option for Malaysia Airlines. In a span of months, the commercial airliner lost two planes--MH370 mysteriously disappeared while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and MH17 was shot down over Ukraine while traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur--unnerving travelers who are responding by canceling their flights.Read Full Story
  • Amazon Is Experimenting With A New Homepage Design

    John Brownlee
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    The newer, flatter design puts Kindle, Fire, and Prime categories front and center.Amazon has unveiled a new homepage design to select users, placing a new emphasis on the retail giant's biggest brands: the Kindle e-book platform, its Fire lineup of tablets and smartphones, and the Prime subscription service, which offers users next-day shipping and a huge library of digital content for a yearly fee.Read Full Story
  • Red Lobster Aims For An Elusive Catch: The Upscale Diner

    Ainsley O'Connell
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Er, date night?If "Endless Shrimp" doesn't get you in the door at Red Lobster, maybe gourmet-style "vertical" plating will do the trick?Read Full Story
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    United Nations Radio

  • Forced evacuation of northern Gaza residents could cause further devastation: Ban

    Jocelyne Sambira
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Palestinian families take shelter at an UNRWA school in Gaza City (13 July 2014). Photo: Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA The Secretary-General has warned that, if true, the forced expulsion of tens of thousands of residents from the northern Gaza Strip could have a further devastating humanitarian impact on civilians in those areas. The Israeli Defence Forces are reportedly dropping leaflets in the area warning people to leave their homes and evacuate the city. The United Nations agencies in Gaza do not have the resources on the ground to cope with, or provide assistance to, an enormous extra influx of…
  • UN Daily News 29 July 2014

    Sandra Guy
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    News and features from United Nations Radio.
  • Humanitarian drones promoted by UNICEF

    Sandra Guy
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Pia Zaragoza – UNICEF video capture Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles could become a common sight in humanitarian crises across Africa, if a United States-based scientist has her way. Pia Zaragoza received funding from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) to build a prototype model which could be built cheaply with a 3D printer. The drone would enable emergency workers to operate more quickly and efficiently. Daniel Dickinson asked her to explain how the drone works. Duration: 3’02″
  • Midwife makes life better for Syrian refugee women through her work

    Sandra Guy
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Mama Munira. UNTV (video capture) Over the past three years, Syria’s civil war has left more then 130,000 dead and forced millions to flee to neighbouring countries like Jordan. Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan has become home to thousands of Syrian women and adolescent girls who fled the violence in their homeland. In the midst of this catastrophe, one extraordinary woman remains focused on her work, changing lives for the better. Francis Meade reports. Duration: 3'02
  • UN urged to enhance cooperation with AU, EU in peace missions

    Sandra Guy
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Security Council meeting. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras As the UN prepares to take over from an African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic, the Security Council has called on the Secretary-General to review what was done in the past and how it can be done better. A resolution calling for an enhanced relationship between the United Nations and regional organizations as well as sub-regional organizations has been adopted by Security Council. Council members are requesting that the UN chief initiate, in cooperation with the AU, a "lessons learned" exercise and make…
 
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    FORA.tv - Program Feed

  • Economist Stephen Roach on U.S.-China Codependency

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Economist Stephen Roach on U.S.-China Codependency Leading economist Stephen Roach discusses his new book "Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China" on February 13, 2014 in New York. Dr. Roach, senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and senior lecturer at the Yale School of Management discusses issues of trade policy, intellectual property rights, leadership styles and the Internet. The discussion, moderated by National Committee President Stephen Orlins, includes Q&A Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 02:00:00 -0800 Location: New York, NY, , National Committee…
  • Evan Osnos Discusses His New Book China: Age of Ambition

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Evan Osnos Discusses His New Book China: Age of Ambition Author and New Yorker writer Evan Osnos introduces his newest book Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China in a conversation with National Committee on U.S.-China Relations President Stephen Orlins on June 3, 2014 in New York. From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy-or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation. What we don't see is how both powerful and ordinary people…
  • Fresh Start: The Road to Financial Empowerment

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    Fresh Start: The Road to Financial Empowerment RealClearPolitics will evaluate policies and programs that help survivors of domestic violence achieve financial independence and safer lives. The event will discuss the results of a new Rutgers study, highlight some best practices and identify gaps in the current system. Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:10:00 -0700 Location: Washington, DC, Columbus Club, RealClearPolitics Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/07/24/Fresh_Start_The_Road_to_Financial_Empowerment
  • Senator Barbara Boxer: Chasing the American Dream

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Senator Barbara Boxer: Chasing the American Dream While the economy is beginning to recover from the worst recession since the Great Depression, millions of Americans are falling behind and losing out on their chance at the American Dream. U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer will discuss the need to raise the minimum wage and pursue other policies that will help strengthen the middle class. Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:00:00 -0800 Location: San Francisco, California, Commonwealth Club of California, Commonwealth Club Program and discussion:…
  • Change.org Founder Ben Rattray: Tech for Good

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Change.org Founder Ben Rattray: Tech for Good Injustice has come face to face with technology's modern-day picket sign. Change.org is a website with 60 million users which allows individuals and organizations to create and sign online petitions for anything from human rights to sustainable food. Notable successful petitions include the South African parliament launching a national task team to end "corrective" rape and the overturn of the Boy Scouts of America’s refusal to acknowledge high schooler Ryan Andresen as an Eagle Scout after he came out as gay in 2011. Ben Rattray was…
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    The Week: Most Recent Home Page Posts

  • Clown crashes clown car

    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    A female clown was driving home from a show at an elementary school in Westwood, New Jersey, on Monday when she reportedly reached for her GPS, ran off the road, and into a utility pole. Several fellow clowns quickly arrived on the scene to assist her.The 68-year-old clown, who was in full dress and makeup at the time, suffered only minor injuries, according to police. Her Toyota sedan, however, was not so lucky.Next time, she might want to hitch a ride in her friends' tiny car. More
  • Adam Wainwright solicits suggestions for legendary first tweet -- in his first tweet

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The St. Louis Cardinals' Adam Wainwright took some flak — and that's putting it lightly — on Twitter a couple weeks back for admitting that he intentionally gave Derek Jeter a few pitches in the MLB All-Star Game.Later, in an interview with FOX's Erin Andrews, he sighed: "I don't love social media."That may be because social media can be really, really mean. It may also be because Wainwright apparently hasn't quite grasped how it works. The pitcher joined Twitter today, amassing thousands of followers before sending a single tweet. And when he did, it was this:Sitting here... More
  • Macy's, JCPenney busted for selling glass 'rubies'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    A Rossen Reports investigation has found that a number of department stores, including Macy's and JCPenney, are marketing gems filled with lead glass as "real" rubies.Rossen Reports staffers, along with a professional gemologist, visited Lord & Taylor, Macy's, JCPenney, and Littman Jewelers, purchasing items that contained "rubies." Salespeople at all of the stores told them the rubies were "real," "natural," and "genuine." But when they sent their purchases to two different labs, all of them contained "high contents of lead glass."One of the purchase rings was essentially "fish tank…
  • Pay yourself first: The habit that can help you build wealth

    By Marisa Torrieri
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:24 pm
    You may always say that you'll up your retirement contributions (next pay period, you promise!) or stash a little extra in your emergency fund, but somehow another month passes and you still haven't done it.The problem is likely that by the time you've paid for everything else — rent, groceries, utilities and maybe even a few dinners out — you often don't have enough left to add to savings...at least not until your next paycheck. And so the cycle goes.If this sounds familiar, it could mean you're not in the habit of paying yourself first, which isn't the same as spending money...
  • Obama announces new U.S. sanctions on Russia

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    President Obama on Tuesday announced new U.S. sanctions on Russia, in response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 earlier this month in an area of Ukraine held by Russian-backed rebels. Obama said the sanctions target "key sectors of the Russian economy: energy, arms, and finance."Some details from The New York Times:The latest American actions took aim at more Russian banks and a large defense firm, but they also went further than past moves by blocking future technology sales to Russia's lucrative oil industry in an effort to inhibit its ability to develop future resources.
 
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    More Intelligent Life

  • THE MINISTRY OF FUN

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    Education: more playful than school, more democratic than the theatre, Coney makes things happen to people of all ages. Irving Wardle joins them From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2014 THERE IS A deafening party with trumpets going on in the Battersea Arts Centre, but round the corner at Fire Exit No.2 all is silence, darkness and cold. I’m there by appointment, along with other shivering citizens, for a meeting that should have started five minutes ago. Finally the door opens a crack and we are let in, one at a time; “keep quiet”, a whisper tells us. We head upstairs to a…
  • THE FIRST MAP OF THE DEPTHS

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    Cartophilia: more than a pretty picture, this hand-drawn map of the ocean floor changed a way of thinking. Simon Willis explains From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2014 This map marks both a scientific and an imaginative revolution. When it was published in 1977 by Marie Tharp and Bruce Heezen, two oceanographers at Columbia University, there had never before been a map of the entire ocean floor. Here, for the first time, was our planet’s hidden majority. It was as if the plug had been pulled and the water drained out, transforming the blank seascape into a complex landscape of…
  • A GAME YOU CAN FINISH

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:02 am
    A Game, a Gadget and an App: Tom Standage steers a princess through Escher-like puzzles, charges his phone on the move and joins a small but fast-growing community From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2014 A GAME MONUMENT VALLEY This is a gorgeous game, consisting of a series of enchanting puzzles inspired by the geometrically paradoxical drawings of M.C. Escher (1898-1972). You must guide a princess called Ida to the end of each level, tapping the screen to tell her where to go. New and impossible-seeming paths are revealed by rotating the architectural models to change your…
  • THE 21ST-CENTURY COWBOY

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:29 am
    The modern cowboy has a lot on his plate, including climate change. Ariel Ramchandani stays on a ranch high in the Colorado desert  From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2014 The San Luis Valley is called “the valley” by its residents, as if it were the only place on Earth. It’s a narrow gash of land in southern Colorado, about 50 miles across and 100 miles long, depending on where you measure. The soft San Juan range rises to the west; to the east, the spine of the Sangre de Christo mountains, with the low curves of the Great Sand Dunes National Park in front like a ghostly…
  • GOOD GIRL GONE GREAT

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Short Read: for her theatre highlight, Isabel Lloyd picks Gillian Anderson as a crumpled Southern belle From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2014 Gillian Anderson spent years being good. For almost a decade, she played a paragon of dutiful, baffled integrity: Special Agent Dana Scully on “The X-Files”, one part frown, one part pout. So the surprise was all the greater when, in 2000, she took on Lily Bart in Terence Davies’s film of “The House of Mirth” and showed that, while she was good at being good, she was great at being bad. Her range didn’t so much grow as have a Big…
 
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    CBS Radio News
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to CBS News Correspondent Barry Petersen in Gaza and looks into the deadly road to a ceasefire between the Israelis and the Palestinians with comments from both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal. Also on the show, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Rep. Mike Rogers, discuss the future of Ukraine as conflicts continue with Russian-backed separatists to the East. On the panel, CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto, David Leonhardt of the New York…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 7/20

    CBS Radio News
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    On this week's Face the Nation, Secretary of State John Kerry joins Bob Schieffer to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Russia's possible involvement in the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine. Also on the show, Representative Peter King of New York, former Special Middle East Envoy Martin Indyk, CBS News Special Contributor Michael Morrell and CBS News Correspondents Mark Phillips, Clarissa Ward and Holly Williams. On today's panel, David Ignatius of the Washington Post, Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal and CBS' Margaret Brennan discuss the…
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    CBS Radio News
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    On this week's Face the Nation, CBS News Correspondent Holly Williams reports from Gaza city and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joins Bob Schieffer to discuss the latest conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza strip. The Palestinian Ambassador to the U.S. Maen Rashid Areikat also weighs in along with the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer. Texas Governor Rick Perry joins Representatives lamar Smith, Loretta Sanchez, and Luis Gutierrez to expand on the immigration crisis at the U.S. Border shared with Central America. Also on the show, Gerald Seib of The Wall…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 7/6

    CBS Radio News
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to CBS News Correspondent Charlie D'Agata on the latest developments on ISIS, and CBS News Reporter Alex Ortiz on the latest from Israel. Just back from Afghanistan, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham discuss Afghanistan, Iraq, and the latest on the illegal immigration crisis. Senator Richard Durbin offers his views. Also on the show, Authors David Ignatius ("The Director"), Sandra Brown ("Mean Streak"), Karin Slaughter ("Cop Town"), Lee Child ("Personal" Contributor), and Jeffery Deaver ("The Skin Collector") discuss what is popular for…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 6/29

    CBS Radio News
    29 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to CBS News Correspondents Charlie D'Agata and Margaret Brennan about the latest in Iraq, then discusses the impact it could have on the U.S. with Senators John Barrasso and Joe Manchin, Representative Mike McCaul, and Former US Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey. Also on the show, Michael Crowley, Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal, Michael Gerson of the Washington Post, Former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers, and author of "An Idea Whose Time Has Come" Todd Purdom.
 
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Favoroute.com: The First Online Market Place For Personal Travel Guidebooks

    Lucy Catten
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    On the 17th July 2014 the world’s first digital market place for independent and interactive travel guidebooks, favoroute.com, went online. World travelers can find an abundance of travel guidebooks that are completely independent and composed by the traveler him/herself. Travelers can choose (or share!) their favorite travel guides based on their specific wishes and be inspired by professional travel bloggers and travel journalists.read more
  • Startup Accelerator Metrics: Where to Find Prototypes Worth Time & Money?

    Adriana Galue
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Startup NoiseIt is a well-known fact that startup competitions are growing at a high rate globally. From incubators and accelerators to corporations fostering their own competitions, the hunt for disruptive technological ideas seems to be endless. In a world of startup noise, how are interested parties finding prototypes of what really matters? Adriana Galue investigates.read more
  • StartUp Diaries: From Big Corporate To ‘Going it Alone’

    Guest Author
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Kirstie White shares her journey and the lessons she has learned from the major corporate world to following her childhood dream of becoming her own boss. The first business I built was ‘Kirstie’s Candy Corner’. It was basically a sweet shop where I created my own sherbet and sold it profitably. The only problem was that I was just seven years old! From there, the entrepreneurial spirit just grew, and the following is a speedy journey through my career and specifically how I started in the big corporate world, but just couldn’t fight that inner entrepreneur. I hope you identify with…
  • Failing and First Drafts

    Misty W. Gibbs
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Misty W. Gibbs explores whether you need to fail or whether you just need a first draft... Fail fast and fail hard. Fail early and fail often. This message is drummed into aspiring entrepreneurs, almost like a badge of honor. The essence of the idea makes sense; you need to make mistakes to learn. And mistakes are unavoidable – you WILL make them. I have yet to meet an entrepreneur or businessperson who doesn’t have an answer to: ‘If I knew then what I know now…’read more
  • Startup Diaries: You Can't Do It Alone

    Kristel Kuit
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Kristel Kuit, founder of personal assistant services company Headroom Assistance, talks to The NextWomen about the importance of finding the right people to be in one's start-up life, and shares her top tips for success in entrepreneurship.read more
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  • Twitter more than doubles its sales, stock soars

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Twitter more than doubled its sales in the second quarter, the company reported Tuesday, showing a strong advertising business.Total sales were for the period ended June 30 were US$312 million, the company said, up 124 percent from the same period last year and beating analysts’ expectations of $283 million, as polled by Thomson Reuters.Twitter makes the bulk of its sales through ads placed in users’ streams and made to look like tweets.The company still hasn’t turned a profit though. Twitter reported a net loss of $145 million.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please…
  • Microsoft's Windows Phone dilemma: Sell cheap phones or great cameras?

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:07 pm
    A short time ago, I worried aloud that I had lost one of the Windows Phones PCWorld keeps on hand for testing. A colleague snickered. “Why would anyone steal a Windows Phone?” she asked. A good question—and I worry further that Microsoft’s senior executives won’t know how to answer that in a year or two.Today, I’m more convinced that Microsoft understands what it should be prioritizing on Windows Phone: the camera. I’m just not convinced they’re going far enough. Two weeks ago, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella issued a memo that laid out the priorities of the company’s smartphone…
  • BlackBerry focuses on security for the enterprise

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Now that BlackBerry has fallen significantly behind Apple and Google in the race to offer features and third-party apps for its smartphones, the company is concentrating on providing devices that, it claims, have the strongest available security—the killer feature for the enterprise.At a company-sponsored symposium in New York Tuesday, BlackBerry executives made the case that the company’s devices and services could offer levels of security for enterprises mobile devices that can not be replicated on Apple, Android or other mobile devices.BlackBerry’s fortunes have fallen on hard times…
  • Oracle hits back at ex-employee's claims over in-memory database option

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Oracle has responded to a former employee’s claim that a new in-memory processing option is turned on by default with the latest release of Database 12c, insisting that the process of enabling it requires a series of deliberate steps.In a personal blog post last week, ex-Oracle employee Kevin Closson said that Oracle database shops might unwittingly find themselves hit with additional license fees if an audit turned up accidental usage of the in-memory option, which is priced at US$23,000 per processor.The option itself is “not a bolt-on technology” to the database, said Maria Colgan,…
  • Uber, Airbnb go after businesses

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Uber and Airbnb, which have already proved popular with travelers and urbanites with smartphones, have unveiled new features and links to other services designed to attract more business users. Uber lets people request a black town car service or a ride in someone’s personal car through its app; Airbnb’s site and mobile app lets people book places to stay in people’s private homes. People traveling for business are already big users of Uber and Airbnb. But the companies are looking to make it easier to have their services used in a business setting, with an eye toward business owners…
 
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  • Gun store owner denies hiring George Zimmerman as ‘patrolmen’

    Kyle Hightower, Associated Press
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — The U.S. man famous for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager told police that he had been hired as security for a gun store, a claim that the store’s manager denied Tuesday. Police said two officers on Sunday saw George Zimmerman and his dog parked behind Pompano Pat’s, a motorcycle and gun store. Zimmerman, acquitted last year in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, told the officers that the owner gave him permission to be there to provide security after a recent burglary, according to the police report. The officers couldn’t reach…
  • Images show NYPD officer putting pregnant woman in chokehold

    Lilly Workneh
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    In a matter of days, a number of cases have been reported involving chokehold incidents by officials from the New York City Police Department. The latest case in this string of events involves a pregnant woman who was allegedly placed in a chokehold by an unidentified NYPD official after she was accused of illegal grilling in front of her home in East New York, according to the the NY Daily News. The incident was caught on camera, and images released Monday show a police officer with arms around the neck and torso of 27-year-old Brooklyn resident Rosan Miller as her 7-year-old…
  • Whoopi Goldberg: ‘You have to teach women, do not put your hands on anybody’

    Lilly Workneh
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    ESPN host Stephen A. Smith drew backlash from critics for statements he made about domestic violence — but outspoken industry colleague Whoopi Goldberg is in his corner. The View co-host came to Smith’s defense Monday after he apologized for comments he made last week on domestic abuse. Smith implied that women played a role in provoking men to assault them. He later issued an apology Monday, claiming it was the “most egregious error” of his career. While many found fault with Smith’s comments and labeled them insensitive, Goldberg shared similar views on the…
  • A father’s open letter to Nicki Minaj

    Kyle Harvey
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    Nicki Minaj and her derrière have been the talk of the industry for the past few days. Some have supported her right to ‘freedom of expression,’ while others believes she’s recycling Lil Kim’s explicit late 90s album Harcore. Either way, Nicki’s influence on both music and teens can’t be denied — especially with young girls. TheGrio| Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ artwork goes viral AllHipHop.com CEO and founder Chuck Creekmur grew up in the era where the Chuck D’s, Ice-T’s and Queen Latifah’s all had a conscious direction to their music, no matter what…
  • Stephen A. Smith’s sorry remarks on domestic violence

    Stefen Lovelace
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    Last Thursday, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended for two games by the NFL following an offseason arrest. In May, Rice entered a pre-trial diversion program to avoid a trial and jail time for an altercation with his wife (at the time, she was his fiancé). The penalty was met with universal eye rolls and general outrage from NFL fans and non-fans alike. At best, Rice showed some horrible decision-making the night he dragged an unconscious Janay Rice out of an elevator. At worst, Rice is a wife-beater. ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith didn’t show the same type of outrage that…
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Aerosmith, Slash

    Falling James
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    When Aerosmith released "Seasons of Wither" in 1974, the power ballad was distinguished by its elegantly chilling arpeggios and singer Steven Tyler's bittersweet evocation of a Massachusetts winter and the end of a love affair. But Aerosmith's own season of wither has been going on for decades now. The Boston... by Falling James When Aerosmith released "Seasons of Wither" in 1974, the power ballad was distinguished by its elegantly chilling arpeggios and singer Steven Tyler's bittersweet evocation of a Massachusetts winter and the end of a love affair. But Aerosmith's own season of wither has…
  • A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese-American Dream

    Sean J. O'Connell
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    If there is one thing Bob Beckel and the folks over at Fox News have helped everyone to learn in the last few weeks, it's that the phrase "Chinaman" shouldn't be tossed around too freely. Aside from millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski, in fact, it's hard to believe anybody would use that... by Sean J. O'Connell If there is one thing Bob Beckel and the folks over at Fox News have helped everyone to learn in the last few weeks, it's that the phrase "Chinaman" shouldn't be tossed around too freely. Aside from millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski, in fact, it's hard to believe anybody would use that term…
  • Dinner From Mozza2Go (Including Wine!) For $34

    Besha Rodell
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    If you've ever been in the mood to eat a whole pizza and drink a whole bottle of wine and then cap it off with some silky pudding, then you're a kindred spirit. You're also in luck: Mozza2Go has a summer special going on: One pizza, one bottle of wine, and one butterscotch budino for $34.  This deal is only available for store pickup (not delivery) and has certain restrictions.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Caviar, a New Upscale Restaurant Delivery Service, Launches Tomorrow in L.A.

    Besha Rodell
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    Ever think to yourself "I'd really love to eat at Sotto tonight, but I really don't want to get out of my jammies"? Beginning tomorrow, that will be an option.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Venice Lightning Victim Nick Fagnano Was Headed to USC, Worked at Ace Hotel

    Dennis Romero
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    The man family members identified as the 20-year-old fatality in Sunday's freak lightning strikes on Venice Beach was a community college student who was transferring to USC in the fall. Nick Fagnano was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks who worked on the bar staff of the new Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. His Twitter account also identified Fagnano as a downtown L.A. resident. See also: 1 Dead, 7-Plus Injured in Venice Beach Lightning Strikes An Ace representative confirmed ...  ... that he joined the hotel's bar staff shortly after it opened in January. Fagnano's…
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Botched Lethal Injection

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Botched Lethal Injection PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 KEYWORDS: execution, bothced, lethal, injection, capital, punishment, arizona, drone, cruel, unusual Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - New Mideast Hostilities

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: New Mideast Hostilities PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 KEYWORDS: mideast, hostilities, palestine, israel, hamas, rocket, militant, islam, peace, talks, headline, newspaper Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Highway Trust Fund

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Highway Trust Fund PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 KEYWORDS: highway, trust, fund, congress, immigration, refugee, children, central, america, border, policy Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Cuban Embargo

    27 Jun 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Cuban Embargo PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 KEYWORDS: cuba, embargo, relic, sixties, fads, fallout, shelter, tang, hula, hoop, pat, boone, foreign, policy, outdated, castro, communism Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Young Refugees

    20 Jun 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Young Refugees PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 KEYWORDS: central, america, violence, border, immigrant, illegal, gun, classroom, shooting, rio, grande Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
 
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Aerosmith, Slash

    Falling James
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    When Aerosmith released "Seasons of Wither" in 1974, the power ballad was distinguished by its elegantly chilling arpeggios and singer Steven Tyler's bittersweet evocation of a Massachusetts winter and the end of a love affair. But Aerosmith's own season of wither has been going on for decades now. The Boston... by Falling James When Aerosmith released "Seasons of Wither" in 1974, the power ballad was distinguished by its elegantly chilling arpeggios and singer Steven Tyler's bittersweet evocation of a Massachusetts winter and the end of a love affair. But Aerosmith's own season of wither has…
  • A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese-American Dream

    Sean J. O'Connell
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    If there is one thing Bob Beckel and the folks over at Fox News have helped everyone to learn in the last few weeks, it's that the phrase "Chinaman" shouldn't be tossed around too freely. Aside from millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski, in fact, it's hard to believe anybody would use that... by Sean J. O'Connell If there is one thing Bob Beckel and the folks over at Fox News have helped everyone to learn in the last few weeks, it's that the phrase "Chinaman" shouldn't be tossed around too freely. Aside from millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski, in fact, it's hard to believe anybody would use that term…
  • Dinner From Mozza2Go (Including Wine!) For $34

    Besha Rodell
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    If you've ever been in the mood to eat a whole pizza and drink a whole bottle of wine and then cap it off with some silky pudding, then you're a kindred spirit. You're also in luck: Mozza2Go has a summer special going on: One pizza, one bottle of wine, and one butterscotch budino for $34.  This deal is only available for store pickup (not delivery) and has certain restrictions.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Caviar, a New Upscale Restaurant Delivery Service, Launches Tomorrow in L.A.

    Besha Rodell
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    Ever think to yourself "I'd really love to eat at Sotto tonight, but I really don't want to get out of my jammies"? Beginning tomorrow, that will be an option.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Venice Lightning Victim Nick Fagnano Was Headed to USC, Worked at Ace Hotel

    Dennis Romero
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    The man family members identified as the 20-year-old fatality in Sunday's freak lightning strikes on Venice Beach was a community college student who was transferring to USC in the fall. Nick Fagnano was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks who worked on the bar staff of the new Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. His Twitter account also identified Fagnano as a downtown L.A. resident. See also: 1 Dead, 7-Plus Injured in Venice Beach Lightning Strikes An Ace representative confirmed ...  ... that he joined the hotel's bar staff shortly after it opened in January. Fagnano's…
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    Wildfire Today

  • New $24.6 million GPS radio system to make Victoria’s firefighters safer

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The following information was provided by the office of the Premier of Victoria, Australia last year. Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith today announced work has begun to install 6,000 new communications radios in firefighting vehicles, aircraft, incident control centres, fire towers and work centres throughout Victoria.Mr Smith said the $24.6 million project would see the current 19 year-old radio fleet replaced with a state-of-the-art system to better protect emergency services personnel and Victorian communities. “This program will see vital new communications…
  • CAL FIRE Situation Report, July 28, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Below is this week’s Situation Report from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
  • Cell phone company offers vehicle tracking service

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:05 pm
    We have been advocating what we call the Holy Grail of Firefighter Safety — a system that can provide two things in real time: The location of a wildfire, and, The location of ground-based firefighting resources, including engines, water tenders, overhead personnel, dozers, and dismounted (walking) firefighters. We are convinced that the lives of 24 firefighters could have been saved in the last eight years if a system like this had been available which can provide a “common operational picture” (COP), a standard process in the military. Many companies offer solutions to provide the…
  • Montana: Lost Horse Fire burns through boulder fields

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Google Earth 3-D map of Lost Horse Fire 1:30 a.m. MDT, July 28, 2014. The Lost Horse Fire 10 miles southwest of Hamilton, Montana is an interesting study in wildland fire behavior and fire suppression tactics. The 40-acre fire is burning in boulder and rock scree fields where the primary method of spreading is through spotting — burning embers traveling hundreds of feet or more and starting new fires in receptive fuels. Some of the patches of vegetation appear to be an acre or more, but most of them are small. The fire is burning on very steep terrain. That fact and the large bounders…
  • Updated: missing firefighter in Montana found

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    (UPDATED at 8 p.m. MDT, July 28, 2014) The missing firefighter that got separated from his crew overnight in Montana has been identified as 30-year old Justin Wall, in his fourth summer fighting fire with the Bitterroot National Forest. When he was found at 3 p.m. today he did not have any obvious injuries, but was described as “disoriented” and very hungry by the searchers who discovered him. As this is written Monday evening Mr. Wall is still in the hospital in Hamilton, Montana undergoing a CT Scan and other tests, according to U.S. Forest Service spokesperson Tod McKay. The…
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Separate and Unequal

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE examines what’s behind the growing racial divide in American schools
  • Omarina's Story

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE continues to examine of a groundbreaking effort to stem the dropout crisis in America’s high-poverty schools.
  • Syria: Arming the Rebels

    26 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE finds Syrian rebel fighters who say they’re being secretly armed and trained by the United States.
  • The Battle for Ukraine

    26 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE goes inside Ukraine as right-wing nationalists and violent pro-Russian separatists vie for control of the country.
  • United States of Secrets

    12 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans?
 
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Georgetown Central Opens

    Katherine Voss
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    GEORGETOWN, Texas – Scott & White Healthcare, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, has opened a new primary care clinic at 1507 Rivery Boulevard, Georgetown, TX, which was built and leased by Highline Realty of Dallas. The new clinic replaces the clinic previously located off University Blvd in Georgetown. Our Scott & White […] The post Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Georgetown Central Opens appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White Hospital – Taylor Achieves Re-designation as a Level IV Trauma Center

    Katherine Voss
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    TAYLOR, Texas  — Scott & White Hospital – Taylor, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, has achieved re-designation as a Basic Level IV trauma Facility in Trauma Service Area-O by the Texas Department of State Health Services.  As part of the redesignation process, Scott & White Hospital – Taylor was commended for its […] The post Scott & White Hospital – Taylor Achieves Re-designation as a Level IV Trauma Center appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White – Round Rock Neurology Laboratory Receives Accreditation Status from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

    Katherine Voss
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Scott & White Round Rock Neurology Laboratory has just received accreditation with exemplary status from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). “We’re honored to receive this recognition and I am very proud of our team,” said Jeffrey Tramonte, MD, Neurologist at Scott & White– Round Rock. The […] The post Scott & White – Round Rock Neurology Laboratory Receives Accreditation Status from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine appeared first on Scott…
  • Scott & White honored for “Most Improved” health IT

    Scott Clark
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    American Hospital Association Award recognizes patient-centered improvements TEMPLE, Texas –  Baylor Scott & White Health has been honored by the American Hospital Association for being among the “Most Improved” U.S. health-care systems in use of information technology. The designation is part of the “Most Wired” list published annually by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. The […] The post Scott & White honored for “Most Improved” health IT appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
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    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • U.S. Television Prime-Time Ratings for Week Ended July 27

    Mike Rivero
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    The following tables list the prime-time averages for 14 U.S. broadcast networks for the week ended July 27. Weekly Average Current Season for the week of 07/21/14 - 07/27/14 Week 44 of Season NETWORK DURATION RATING HOMES SHARE (Minutes) (000s) ============================================ Households ABC 1320 2.6 2980 5 CBS 1320 3.5 4020 6 NBC 1320 3.2 3680 6 FOX 931 1.7 1960 3 CW 600 0.5 570 1 ION 1320 0.8 910 1 UNI 1203 1.7 1940 3 TEL 1320 0.7 800 1 UMA 1320 0.3 360 1 AZA 1320 0.1 60 0 ETV 1320 0.1 150 0 MFX 1320 0.1 60 0 METV 1320 0.3 370 1 BOUNCE 1320 0.1 150 0
  • ‘We experiment on human beings!’ OkCupid unapologetic about experiments on users

    MTJ
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:57 pm
    ‘I did it for your own good’ is not what you want to hear when the dating site you use sets you up on a bad date. On purpose. ‘Everybody does it’ is similarly disconcerting. But that’s exactly what OkCupid is saying about experiments involving its users. The free dating and social networking website announced, “We experiment on human beings!” in a blog post on Monday.
  • Are You A Sovereign Citizen?

    alexmark
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
  • Texas Sheriffs: Influx depleting resources, causing heavy damage

    PatriotRising
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    The influx of illegal immigrants into southern Texas is depleting law enforcement resources and causing heavy amounts of damage in the area, said several sheriffs gathered for the annual Sheriff’s Association of Texas convention.
  • For a political struggle by Detroit workers against Orr’s bankruptcy plan

    MTJ
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is demanding a new labor agreement through 2018 that would strip DWSD workers of whatever job protection they still have and open the door for more outsourcing, mass layoffs and the privatization of the water department. Workers who remain on the job will have no rights and will work at the discretion of management.
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Flight Risk – Every Major Commercial Plane Crash of the Last 20 Years

    david
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    An interactive visualisation of every major commercial passenger plane crash of the last 20 years. What are the major causes? Which year was the worse? What’s the overall pattern? How safe is modern aviation? » See the visualisation Created by our commercial @IIBStudio label for BBC Future. Taken from the forthcoming infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful (HarperCollins, Sep 2014) Pre-order Amazon US & UK.
  • Islamic Sects, Schools, Branches & Movements

    david
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Sunni? Shia? Hanbali? Ismali? Deobandi? Taliban? ISIS? A visual guide to the major & notable sects, schools & movements within Islam. Much confusion and chaos reigning in Iraq, amid the complex territorial, historical and doctrinal allegiances and enmities of the wider Arab world. I’m feeling confused by the breeze-block reporting of this situation as a straight Sunni vs. Shia conflict. So here’s a diagram that at least differentiates some of the major and notable schools & branches with Islam and gives a little context and location for groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS…
  • Antibiotic Resistance

    david
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    A lot of fear and furore around the increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. We took a look at the numbers. See our visualisation. The datasheet has more info: http://bit.ly/KIB_Antibiotics Taken from the forthcoming infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful (HarperCollins, Sep 2014) Pre-order Amazon US & UK.
  • $5000 Dataviz Challenge: Design a Page of My New Book

    david
    11 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    I got stuck visualising a dataset for my new book, Knowledge is Beautiful (US & UK). I wondered if you could help? It’s a dataset on the price of a human life, today and historically, from ancient slavery to modern human trafficking. Pretty disturbing but important data, compiled to highlight a growing, global problem. We’re running it as a mini dataviz challenge on the Information is Beautiful awards. There’s a $5000 prize pot, thanks to our beloved sponsors Kantar. And you don’t have to be a designer to conceptualise and enter a design – you can submit a…
  • Good Relationtips – Most Commonly Given Relationship Advice

    david
    12 Feb 2014 | 1:05 pm
    What romantic relationship advice do twenty five popular guides agree upon? A visualisation of romantic wisdom.
 
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    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India

  • Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

    Gautam
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:43 am
    An Egyptian military spokesman says troops have killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula where the military has been trying to quell a spreading insurgency by Islamic militants. A statement late Monday on Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir’s official Facebook page says troops killed three militants in an exchange of fire while four others died when a group tried to attack a house in the border town of Rafah. Militant attacks in Sinai and elsewhere in Egypt have escalated since the military’s ouster last July of the…
  • Gaza power plant hit by Israeli tank shells

    Gautam
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:39 am
    Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip’s only power plant on Tuesday, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesman for Gaza’s electricity distribution company said. A huge cloud of black smoke rose over the coastal city. There was no immediate word of casualties and the Israeli military had no comment. According to Jamal Dardasawi, the spokesman of the electricity distribution company, the shells hit one of three tanks in the plant compound that currently store fuel. Even before the strike, Gaza residents had electricity for only about three hours a day. The strike is bound…
  • Devendro enters quarters, Shiva ousted from CWG

    Gautam
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    Indian boxer L. Devendro Singh (49kg) advanced to the quarterfinals with a hard-fought win after reigning Asian champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) was shockingly sent packing as the pre-quarterfinal bouts of the 20th Commonwealth Games got underway here today. Asian Championships silver-medallist Devendro made the quarterfinals after notching up a tough 2—1 victory over Sri Lanka’s Madushan Gamage. The Indian started off confidently, getting a perfect-ten score from all three judges in the opening three minutes. The next round was not as lopsided but Devendro, who looks to drain the opponent…
  • Bayern Munich chairman: Club will never fire Guardiola

    Gautam
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:02 am
    Bayern Munich’s chairman is giving coach Pep Guardiola a ringing endorsement as he prepares for his second season in charge, saying that the club will never fire him. Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was responding to questions in Sunday’s Welt am Sonntagnewspaper about whether he was worried that Bayern could struggle this season since many of its stars haven’t yet returned after playing at the World Cup. The interviewer recalled that Bayern coaches were dismissed in disappointing seasons following the last two World Cups. Rummenigge said Guardiola will remain in charge “at least…
  • Pakistan players at ‘ProKabaddi League’ after all!

    Gautam
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    It was an open secret, only to a few though. The three Pakistan Kabaddi players and a technical official who were granted visa by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad last Thursday were actually present at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI), Worli, on Monday to get a feel of the inaugural Star Sports ProKabaddi League. Officials of the league and the national federation had told the media that the Pakistani players and an official were not in the city and may join their respective teams at Kolkata. The Indian High Commission had earlier rejected the applications of Nasir Ali (Pink…
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • American track Torrin Lawrence, of Jacksonville has died in mishap

    media
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Lawrence competed at the World Games in the Bahamas! Team USA track and field star Torrin Lawrence, of Jacksonville. Breaking News out of Florida ….Team USA track and field star Torrin Lawrence, of Jacksonville, died after an interstate crash about 1:45 a.m. Monday on Interstate 75 near exit 94. According to a report, Lawrence’s car was hit by a tractor-trailer after a tire blew out and his car came to a stop in the middle of traffic. Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock said Lawrence called for assistance from authorities, but the vehicle was not moved from the flow of traffic. It…
  • Scores of Haitian migrants illegally land in Southern New Providence just hours before President Michel Martelly in the capital

    media
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Major reception planned for Haitian President Martelly! Will he tell Haitians VOTE in the UPCOMING CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM? Immigration and Defence Force Officers gathered at the South Beach Pools to begin a ground investigation. Haitian President Michel Martelly Nassau, Bahamas — Bahamas Press is reporting another arrival of illegal Haitian migrants who landed in the Southern New Providence area around 4am this morning. We are told a number of the migrants have escaped into the Southern corridor bushes. Many of the migrants were seen jumping off the boat as the boat was moving even…
  • Atlantis Casino Cocktail Waitress Jureka Horton now battles in hospital following Sunday Crash!

    media
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:20 am
    Atlantis Casino Cocktail Waitress Jereka Horton now in hospital following tragic car accident. 25-year-old Jureka Horton fights for life following terrible accident. Nassau, Bahamas — Bahamas Press is reporting 25-year-old Jureka Horton was indeed the driver in that fatal car wreck which took the life of passenger Andre Wallace. Horton is at this hour in hospital battling from injuries sustained in that mishap. The Atlantis  casino cocktail waitress was driving southbound on Bethel Ave. in the White Grove community when she lost control of her white Honda Civic. Her friend, Andre…
  • Opposition Leader asks: What did the Prime Minister know, and when did he know it?

    media
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    Dr. Hubert Minnis now tightens rope on Christie Government on Wells matter. FNM Press Conference RE: Renward Wells – July 27, 2014 Garbage Gate: What did the Prime Minister know, and when did he know it? I have invited members of the Press here today to emphasize the most recent example of Perry Christie’s failure as Prime Minister and the extent to which his continuing failure compromises the very last shreds of integrity cloaking his ineptitude or mis-government. A few weeks ago the Government of The Bahamas number one trading partner, the United States, issued a scathing indictment of…
  • Gibson confirms Davis was right as Christie Government moves country in the right direction!

    media
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Labour Stats proves Christie Government has created more than 8,000 new Jobs since coming to office! The Christie Cabinet getting results on the job front. Less Bahamians are unemployed since Christie Government came to office. Davis in 2012 told Bahamians to come with the PLP as they set a new course and put Bahamians back to work! Minister D. Shane Gibson - Minister of Labour is by far the best Labour Minister the country has seen in over 15 years! NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Department of Statistics 2014 Labour Force Survey has revealed that more than 8,000 jobs have been created as a…
 
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • Soini advises caution in relations with Russia

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    The Foreign Affairs Committee Chair approves of the new, tougher sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU as legitimate, though he questions their effectiveness.“We can’t just not do anything, so that nothing happens. But it’s a different matter altogether whether the sanctions are effective and even-handed,” Soini notes.The Finns Party leader thinks the EU should follow the example of the U.S., which has moved to freeze Russian assets.“Sanctions in the bank and economic sectors – freezing assets – are effective. The United States has been pulling out of Europe, saying that you…
  • More Tampere-region swimmers hit with stomach illness

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    On Monday Tampere authorities advised residents to avoid Lake Tesomajärvi after reports of vomiting by children who'd been in the water. They say tests show the water is free from the most dangerous e-coli bacteria, but are waiting for further analysis.On Tuesday officials reported similar problems from swimmers at three other swimming points in the lakes Tohloppi, Suolijärvi, and Kaukajärvi. It's believed a virus may be behind the illnesses, but authorities say they hope to know for sure in the next two days. According to researcher Ilkka Miettinen from the National Institute of Health…
  • Stubb: New Russia sanctions will affect Finland, but not radically

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:23 am
    Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has insisted that the latest, tougher round of sanctions against Russia, due to be agreed on Tuesday afternoon by EU ambassadors, will not have a radical effect on Finland’s economy.Speaking to Yle, Stubb claimed that the government has been “working round the clock” to make sure the new measures against Russian economic and defence interests will not unfairly affect Finnish trade or jobs.EU officials will be deciding on Tuesday afternoon on the tightest economic and arms-related restrictions on Russia so far, over its alleged involvement in the unrest in…
  • Pro-Donetsk Social Democrat says critics have “too little information”

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    Hildén-Järvenperä, who has just returned from a vacation in the self-declared Russian annexe of Crimea, says that the current Ukrainian government is a ”fascist junta” with an agenda of genocide. She has expressed astonishment at the critique she has received.Station called into questionHildén-Järvenperä is a vice councilwoman for the city of Pori, the secretary of her SDP branch (Porin Demarit) and a member of the board of the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK).The school’s student body has already called for a clear statement on Hildén-Järvenperä’s separatist…
  • Halla-aho spent just 5,000 euros to secure election win

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    All of the winning MEPs in this May’s European Parliamentary elections have now released figures of how much they spent on their election campaigns, following a deadline for reporting spending which passed on Monday.The figures show that Finland’s top spender was Sirpa Pietikäinen from the National Coalition Party, who has sat as an MEP since 2008. Her campaign cost 180,000 euros, of which one third was a loan from a bank. Former European Commissioner and Centre Party MP Olli Rehn clocked the second largest outlay, with a campaign costing 145,000 euros.Easily the biggest winner on…
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • Rock Stars’ Ex-Lovers

    egoldstein
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    To survive as the wife or girlfriend of a rock star, a woman must cultivate a strange combination of poise, glamour, and willful self-obliteration… more»
  • The Paranoid Logic of Censorship

    egoldstein
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Readers are dupes. That’s the paranoid logic of censorship. Literature incites, implores, proselytizes, disrespects – just as it should… more»
  • The Believers

    egoldstein
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The God conversation. Intellectuals overemphasize lofty theological impulses, while slighting the day-to-day comforts that keep religion relevant… more»
  • Roman Jokers

    thuudung
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Elizabethans joked about venereal disease. Romans laughed at bald men. The history of humor is wildly inconsistent about what’s funny… more
  • Is death insignificant?

    thuudung
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The swatting of a fly – so common, so insignificant – demonstrates that we don’t know what to think about death, whether a fly’s or our own… more
 
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    Bible Prophecy Blog

  • The Two Witnesses

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    By Dr. Thomas Ice Pre-Trib Research Center "And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth" (Revelation 11:3).Usually when one deals with the two witnesses of Revelation 11:3-13, the discussion centers around the... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • VIDEO: Israel and the Kingdom of God

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    Dr. Andy Woods is the senior pastor of Sugar Land Bible Church and a full professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston and teaches Bible and theology. In addition, Andy has contributed to many theological journals and Christian books and has spoken on a variety of topics at Christian... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Israel to Miss Out on 'Blood Moon' Phenomenon

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    By Ryan Jones Israel Today The scheduled appearance of four total lunar eclipses on major Jewish holidays between this Monday night (the start of Passover 2014) and September 27, 2015 (the start of Sukkot) has the attention of much of the Christian world. But the eclipses are going to go... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • VIDEO: Leaders: We Must Address Climate Change Threat

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    12 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    The leaders of the World Bank, the IMF and the United Nations urged countries around the world to tackle the issue of climate change to boost their economies and protect the planet.Forty ministers from around the world attended the informal conference on the economics of climate change during the... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • VIDEO: Passover Offering & Greetings from the Temple Institute

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    The footage in this video was taken from the Temple Institute's special symposium about the Passover offering, which included a simulation of the Passover offering in the Holy Temple.It was not intended to be an actual offering, as the Passover offering must take place on the Temple... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
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    Deadline.com

  • #TBT: ‘Chrisley Knows Best,’ ‘@midnight’ Producers Shop ‘#ThrowbackThursday’ Series

    The Deadline Team
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:28 pm
    EXCLUSIVE: Maverick TV, producer of USA’s breakout docu-comedy Chrisley Knows Best, has teamed with Serious Business, the creators/executive producers of another breakout comedic program, Comedy Central‘s late-night entry @midnight, to develop #ThrowbackThursday, a new panel comedy series that taps into the hugely popular social-media phenomenon of sharing “throwback” images from the past, both old photos and occasional videos every Thursday. Funny and nostalgic #TBT pictures and videos will be presented by a host to a panel of top comedians who will riff and poke fun…
  • Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer Made $63.6M Last Year, +406% With New Contract

    The Deadline Team
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
    The company is careful to note in the proxy filed today at the SEC that CEO Jon Feltheimer’s new package looks especially big because it has to count the full value of equity that actually vests over several years. Still, the sum for the fiscal year ending in March is extraordinary — and likely will make him one of the nation’s top paid CEOs this year. Feltheimer’s package consists of: $1.5M salary, $11.7M stock awards, $41.5M option awards, $8.8M non-equity incentives, and $197,201 in other compensation.
  • Lily James, Paul Dano Circling BBC, Weinstein Co ‘War And Peace’ Miniseries

    The Deadline Team
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    EXCLUSIVE: The six-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic War And Peace is beginning to cast up. I hear that Downton Abbey’s Lily James and Prisoners’ Paul Dano have offers for lead roles and are seriously circling. The mini hails from BBC Worldwide, The Weinstein Co and Ripper Street‘s Look Out Point. Described as one of the most ambitious event series ever made for the BBC, it will be produced by BBC Cymru Wales and scripted by Andrew Davies. James would play Natasha Rostova, one of the novel’s central characters, who ultimately falls in love with Pierre Bezukhov, the…
  • California Democrats Urge Passage Of State Film & TV Tax Incentives

    The Deadline Team
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Stating that “the future of California’s creative culture and economy depends on it,” 28 members of the California Democratic congressional delegation weighed in on runaway production, urging the state legislature to approve, and Gov. Jerry Brown to sign, an enhanced tax credit to keep film and TV production from fleeing the state. “We fear a day, not too far off, when the film industry in California is hollowed out and it becomes easier to produce a movie or television show in New York or Louisiana than in California,” the delegation said in a statement sent to California…
  • IFC Midnight Takes Possession Of ‘Inner Demons’

    The Deadline Team
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Genre label IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to Inner Demons, a possession tale about an Intervention-style reality TV crew filming a 16-year-old (Lara Vosburgh) fighting addiction who actually might be possessed by a demon. Director Seth Grossman has some expertise in the area; he was a producer on A&E’s popular series Intervention. Morgan McClellan, Colleen McGrann, Kate Whitney and Brian Flaherty also star in the pic scripted by Glenn Gers and produced by Robin Schorr, which premiered at the LA Film Festival in June. Arianna Bocco and Sean Berney negotiated the deal for…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Oscars for animals? Andy Serkis should be beating his chest

    Tama Leaver, Senior Lecturer in Internet Studies at Curtin University
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Caesar (Andy Serkis) is the leader of the ape nation in a scene from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Weta/20th Century FoxThe notion that a chimpanzee could win an Academy Award for acting (or anything else) seems farcical at first glance but, of course, it’s not an actual chimpanzee being discussed in the case of the latest role by Andy Serkis. Rather, it’s an incredibly sophisticated amalgam of the actor and the very latest computational visualisation techniques from Weta Digital. Serkis’ performance as Caesar, the leader of the fledgling ape society in the recently-released Dawn of…
  • Architecture competitions are risky ... but we can build on that

    Donald Bates, Chair, Architectural Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at University of Melbourne
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Do architectural competitions lead to unrealistic design directions?AAP/ Paul MillerThere’s a perverse irony in the apocryphal tale of the design competition for the Sydney Opera House in 1956. The story goes that, after the selection of the group of finalist designs for the competition, the Finnish-American architect on the jury, Eero Saarinen, re-examined the pile of rejected entries, and reinstated the scheme of the Danish architect Jørn Utzon. Danish architect Jorn Utzon. EPA/Ulf Nilsen This design, as we all know, won and the contentious project, built over 16 difficult years, has…
  • Who really suffers in Michelle Phan's YouTube copyright case?

    Nicolas Suzor, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    American internet sensation Michelle Phan is being sued for copyright.AAP Image/Lancome/Michelle Phan ImagesThe latest case of a popular YouTube blogger being sued for using music by other artists in her videos without permission raises the question of who really benefits from the re-use of music. In a claim filed this month, the electronic dance music label Ultra Records allege that beauty blogger Michelle Phan’s videos infringe their copyrights in nearly 50 cases. Phan is a self-made internet star who began posting makeup and self-help tutorials on YouTube in 2007. She has more than 6.7…
  • Infographic: Australia's heavy housing debt

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
  • How does the Renewable Energy Target affect your power bills?

    Dylan McConnell, Research Fellow, Melbourne Energy Institute at University of Melbourne
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Clouding the issue: the latest analysis of the impact of the Renewable Energy Target contradicts previous reports.Bo-deh/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SAThe review of the Renewable Energy Target is due to be handed to the federal government any day now, yet amazingly there are still conflicts over whether the policy makes electricity more or less expensive. Amid claims that the target raises power prices, most people will want to know what will happen to their bills if the scheme is wound back or scrapped. The economic analyses carried out so far have delivered wildly differing results. The most…
 
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    ShortFormBlog

  • The person who put this video together of NES-style grunge wins...

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    The person who put this video together of NES-style grunge wins everything.
  • Hope you feel better, ShortFormBlog! We'll miss you!

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:29 pm
    » SFB says: No worries. Not feeling bad. Just taking some time off. I haven’t allowed myself in a while, so it seems like a good time for it. Thanks all. — Ernie @ SFB
  • So here's the thing.

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Things have been crazy lately. The job’s been hectic. I’ve not been posting quite as much. But I still heart you guys. Five and a half years of doing this day-in-day-out I think is finally starting to take its toll, and I want to be honest about that. I also feel like I’m in a spot where I can’t give SFB the full care it deserves at the moment, so I haven’t. Maybe that’s a sign that I’m getting old or something; I don’t know. But I think prior to the past month or so, I missed maybe a week or two of posting, total, over that whole time frame.
  • nbcnightlynews: BREAKING NEWS: FAA issues notice prohibiting...

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    nbcnightlynews: BREAKING NEWS: FAA issues notice prohibiting all U.S. airlines from flying to or from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport for up to 24 hours Conflict zones are crazy right now. Maaaaan.
  • floppyhump: invocationwithin: loosetoon: Early 70’s behind...

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    floppyhump: invocationwithin: loosetoon: Early 70’s behind the scenes of Sesame Street with the Muppets. THIS IS THE BEST PHOTO SET I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.  Love! The top pic, featuring an orange Oscar the Grouch, is literally the best of the bunch.
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • A New infoKit From JISC: “Enhancing Presentations for the Multimedia Generation”

    Gary Price
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    New from JISC in the UK. From an Introductory Blog Post by Tracey Duffy on the JISC Digital Media Blog: Today [July 24] sees the launch of our new infokit “Enhancing Presentations for the Multimedia Generation”, which aims to provide guidance on best approaches in using presentation software such as  PowerPoint, Prezi and SlideShare, looking at their advantages and disadvantages, using multimedia to enhance the content as well as sharing with students and learners. It will also explore the possibilities of using new tools that have now emerged to further enhance presentations. Sections…
  • Scholarly Publishing: Brill Announces Four New Open Access Journals

    Gary Price
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    From Brill: Brill is now announcing the launch of four new full Open Access journals in the following disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Biology. These journals will offer a pure open access environment. Each journal will be divided in sections that align with the major subject areas in the discipline. Each of the four new Brill Open journals will have a dedicated editorial board and undergo the same rigorous peer review and uphold the same high-quality publication standards that Brill is known for. In addition, once accepted, papers will be published online in just one month.
  • The Ohio St. University Libraries: “Digital Preservation Policy Framework: A Case Study”

    Gary Price
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    A new case study from EDUCAUSE written by Daniel Noonan, assistant professor and e-records/digital resources archivist, The Ohio State University Libraries University Archives. Key Takeaways:  The Ohio State University Libraries created an organizational policy for digital preservation, shared here to address the policy development process and its importance to an organization, and to provide an outline of repeatable best practices. By developing and adopting a policy, set of best practices, and standards, a university or library does not need to wait for an out-of-the-box solution, instead…
  • Australia: “Government Librarians Urged to Lobby for Jobs in Face of Outsourcing”

    Gary Price
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:20 pm
    From the The Canberra Times: Leaked documents from a post-budget meeting of senior government librarians reveal that many departments’ libraries have been, or may be, outsourced, and that senior librarians are urging each other to lobby to keep their jobs. The Department of the Environment has confirmed its internal library services have been cut. It said library staff had been given options, including redeployment. The collection will be moved elsewhere but it will still be accessible to staff. [Clip] The meeting of 30 agency and departmental librarians was held six days after the…
  • Working Paper: “Online Social Networks: Threats and Solutions”

    Gary Price
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    The following working paper was recently updated (version 3) and made available via arXiv. Title Online Social Networks: Threats and Solutions Authors Michael Fire Telekom Innovation Laboratories at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Roy Goldschmidt The Knesset Research and Information Center Yuval Elovici Telekom Innovation Laboratories at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Source via arXiv.org The paper is scheduled to appear in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials Note: Version 1 was posted during March 2013. Abstract  Many online social network (OSN) users are unaware of the…
 
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    Full Text Reports...

  • Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenses by Age and Insurance Coverage, 2011

    fulltextreports
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenses by Age and Insurance Coverage, 2011 Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Highlights In 2011, an average of $703 was paid out of pocket for health care among people with some health care expenses. However, the median out-of-pocket amount was notably lower ($237). Nearly one-fifth of people with some health […]
  • China’s digital transformation

    fulltextreports
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    China’s digital transformation Source: McKinsey & Company As individual companies adopt web technologies, they gain the ability to streamline everything from product development and supply-chain management to sales, marketing, and customer interactions. For China’s small enterprises, greater digitization provides an opportunity to boost their labor productivity, collaborate in new ways, and expand their reach via […]
  • HHS — Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors By State

    fulltextreports
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors By State Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement When a child who is not accompanied by a parent or guardian is apprehended by immigration authorities, the child is transferred to the care and custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). ORR cares for […]
  • Tree and forest effects on air quality and human health in the United States

    fulltextreports
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Tree and forest effects on air quality and human health in the United States Source: U.S. Forest Service Trees remove air pollution by the interception of particulate matter on plant surfaces and the absorption of gaseous pollutants through the leaf stomata. However, the magnitude and value of the effects of trees and forests on air […]
  • New From the GAO

    fulltextreports
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    New GAO Reports and Testimonies Source: Government Accountability Office Reports 1. USDA Farm Programs: Farmers Have Been Eligible for Multiple Programs and Further Efforts Could Help Prevent Duplicative Payments. GAO-14-428, July 8. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-428 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/664671.pdf 2. 401(K) Plans: Improvements Can Be Made to Better Protect Participants in Managed Accounts. GAO-14-310, June 25. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-310 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/664392.pdf 3. […]
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    Right Wing News

  • Wall Street Journal: Supporting Palestinians Means You Are a Blithering Idiot & Immoral, Too

    Warner Todd Huston
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    The Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens has an excellent, clarifying piece explaining why if you support the so-called Palestinians that you are pretty much a moron, and an immoral moron at that. And he is dead on, too. In his July 28 piece, “Palestine Makes You Dumb,” Stephens made the salient point that in a war set in an urban area, civilians die. Period. It happened in WWII, it happened in Iraq, it’s happening in Gaza. It is what happens when an enemy hides its facilities among a civilian population. That ...
  • Israeli Leftists Have Peace Rally Cut Short When Hamas Started Firing Rockets At Them

    Cassy Fiano
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    It doesn’t matter where you are in the world: liberals are still stupid. Case in point? Israeli left-wing activists held a peace protest to stop the conflict in the Gaza strip, which was then ended after Hamas started firing rockets into Israel again. Several thousand left-wing activists gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Saturday evening, calling for an end to bloodshed in the Gaza Strip and a return to negotiations with the Palestinians. Slogans chanted by the protesters included “Stop the war,” “Bring the soldiers back home” and “Jews ...
  • LGBT Job Fair Tries to Prevent Straight Students From Attending Over Fears That They Will Offend Gays

    Cassy Fiano
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    One might think that the point of a job fair is to, you know, find a job. But not anymore — no, now job fairs are an excuse to push a hypocritical and discriminatory agenda, which must be why it’s acceptable for an LGBT job fair to discriminate against straight students. When it comes to finding a job after graduation, business students are throwing their sexual orientation into the mix as well. Reaching Out MBA, an annual conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender graduate business students, completes its three-day lineup ...
  • Protestors Shouting “We Are Hamas” Assault and Threaten to Kill Jewish Cameraman in Miami

    Cassy Fiano
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    The conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas has evidently given the anti-Semites an excuse to come out and play. Jews have been attacked and had their property vandalized all around the world, most notably in Paris — but now it’s happening in the United States as well. According to the website, The United West, this pro-Hamas rally was organized by CAIR: Miami HAMAS Attacks Jewish Reporter – Anti-Semetic Death Threats Spewed (Warning Strong Language) “I’m gonna kill you mother fuc_er, you and the all Israelis!” “You want a push, I’ll ...
  • Luxury Section 8 Housing on Chicago Lakeshore

    Dave Blount
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    A piece in Crain’s Chicago Business illustrates how liberal “fairness” is applied to housing: The high-rise at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive is the second-most expensive in the city, with rents for a one-bedroom apartment approaching $3,000 a month, well beyond the reach of most Chicago residents. But that’s not too much for the Chicago Housing Authority, which has used federal tax dollars to pick up most of the tab for four lucky residents in the year-old building, with its sweeping views of Lake Michigan, a concierge and a dog-grooming center. The tenants ...
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    Detroit Unspun

  • Covenant House volunteer turns a closet into a store for youth to get a new start on life

    Jerome Espy
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
    A once unorganized and disheveled space at Covenant House Michigan’s (CHM) main Detroit center is now a retail space full of suits, dresses and essentials CHM residents need to get a new start on life. Covenant House closet creator William -center with volunteers Milton and James Covenant House Michigan is a sanctuary for young people who have nowhere to go. They have been abused and neglected, have slept on friends’ couches or in abandoned buildings. They have been forgotten by those who are supposed to care about them the most and they need help and understanding to succeed in life.
  • Add your Detroit photographs to the city’s art scene and support the RiverWalk, too? Genius.

    Karen Dybis
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Going to a great party is one memory. Going to that same party and helping to create long-lasting artwork with a nationally known Michigan artist – and being able to brag about it or bring your friends to it – is another level of Detroit cool. Last year, those who attended the Soiree on the Greenway had the opportunity to spray paint their way to immortality with Street Culture Mash’s Mike Han. “We Are Detroit” turned into the kind of art people genuinely are proud to show off to friends and strangers; its creation was an incredibly bonding moment that went far beyond a seflie or…
  • Carr Center installs outdoor ballroom at Detroit’s Paradise Valley/Harmonie Park

    Jerome Espy
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:24 am
    Detroit’s Harmonie Park has been transformed (temporarily), thanks to the installation of a huge, walkable, interactive art exhibit. The commissioned project, entitled, “The Very Thought of You,” immediately transports visitors into an elegant, open-air ballroom, complete with a chandelier, tall, towering arches and a makeshift dance floor. The project is the brainchild of The Carr Center, with collaborative help from the University of Michigan and the City of Detroit Department of Recreation. Chandelier makes Paradise Valley even more beautiful The installation officially opened on…
  • Mad scientists will connect at the Maker Faire at The Henry Ford

    M Lapham
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Back to the Future’s Doc Brown would be proud if he could fix his eye to The Henry Ford on July 26-27 as it hosts the fifth annual Maker Faire Detroit.  This collection of spare time mad scientists will include bring together 400 makers, including more than 100 new amateur inventors, for two days of tinkering, hacking, and creating. These creators and their inventions may be the main attraction, but the two-day festival has other items to draw in people.  Pewabic Pottery’s Education Studio will be on site giving live demonstrations.  The sounds of Detroit’s Dear Darkness…
  • Belle Isle gets clean up boost thanks to students and Johnson Controls employees

    Jerome Espy
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Detroit’s Belle Isle is hopping with green activity this summer. Thanks to a student jobs program, created and sponsored by Johnson Controls (JCI), teams of volunteers are rolling down their sleeves, loading up on bug spray and clearing out sections of the island and other sites during a six-week timeframe. The project, in partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), is clearing the way for a greener metro Detroit. JCI’s Shelia Bush helps CLC student clear path on Belle Isle The student crews through JCI’s Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC), with help from JCI…
 
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  • Bitcoin and Apple make peace as the Blockchain app gets reinvigorated

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    Back in January of this year, Apple took a very harsh approach to Bitcoin, banning all wallets and any apps that had bitcoin send and receive functions. In the past couple of weeks, Apple has started allowing bitcoin apps back into the App Store, and today, the Blockchain Wallet app has returned to iOS. It’s a good sign according to Nicolas Cary, CEO of Blockchain, who said “We’re very excited to continue investing in iOS again and working with Apple to reimagine how the world transacts.” Blockchain is the most popular bitcoin wallet in the world, with 1.9 million…
  • Creepy or Cool: the anti-surveillance mask

    14 May 2014 | 7:15 am
    There is one man setting out to fight for your privacy and against mass-surveillance. His name is Leo Selvaggio, and he wants you to use his face instead of yours, to keep your privacy. Selvaggio lives in what he claims to be one of the most surveilled states in the U.S., Chicago. As with Chicago, most states in the U.S. are using surveillance on a daily basis, tracking people for various reasons. This isn’t just in the United States, but all over the world. Selvaggio feels that he has come up with a good solution for those that want to secure their privacy in a surveilled world. Enter…
  • Soon you will be able to pay for things in Bitcoin with a wave of your hand

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    Wearables + Bitcoin = Magic. It might look silly at first, but the technology and ease of making payments without even having to pull out your wallet is almost here. It takes two key ingredients. First you need a payment system that is super fast and reliable. Enter in Bitcoin. Then, you need a wearable device. Enter in MEVU. Combined, you have something special and futuristic. Wearable technology startup MEVU has announced the first wearable bitcoin wallet that tracks movement in order to make payments. Using Coinbase’s API, MEVU is able to use hand gestures to create movements that…
  • Catholic church: Bitcoin is the Mark of the Beast

    7 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    I couldn’t believe it when I read it, but yes, it’s there. In an article published on catholic.org, the Catholic church says that the future of currency, which in the article includes Bitcoin, “calls forth the “Mark of the Beast” as spoken in the Book of Revelations.” The article discusses future currency concepts, drawing comparisons to what sounds like The Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise. “In the next 20 years or so, when people go to the market, they will pick up the items they need and leave - without the benefit of paying a cashier. Sensors…
  • Video of DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus drone shows impressive quality

    7 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    I was quite impressed to see the video shot by technophile Robert Scoble of the new DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus drone. The Phantom 2 Vision Plus is a remote controlled drone that is made specifically for aerial filmmaking, that provides extreme stability, for great quality shots. I was a bit of a skeptic at first about it, but leave it up to Scoble to get his hands on the drone first, and post a video of his demo with it. The video quality of the Phantom 2 Vision Plus is pretty awesome.  You can fly the drone for 25 minutes non-stop before having to power up again. The Phantom 2 Vision+…
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    SWNS

  • Police seize 1,200 containers of killer nitrous oxide party drug in Shoreditch in one NIGHT

    SWNS Reporter
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:39 am
    A police crackdown on a small area of central London netted a whopping 1,200 containers of lethal ‘legal high’ nitrous oxide – in ONE night.Police and Hackney Council brought in the whopping haul of the party drug during a sweep of trendy Shoreditch last Saturday night, which were being pedalled to revellers for £5-a-hit.The gas, which has been blamed for a string of deaths, starves the brain of oxygen and makes users light-headed and disoriented for a few minutes. Nitrous oxide canisters removed by the police in Shoreditch last Saturday night Councillor Feryal Demirci…
  • Prince Harry photobombs New Zealand rugby coaches at the Commonwealth Games

    SWNS Reporter
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:33 am
    Prince Harry outdid his grandmother to become the latest Royal to pull off a ‘photobomb’ at the Commonwealth Games.Fun-loving Harry posed in the background of a photo taken of New Zealand rugby sevens coach Gordon Tietjens with former Olympic boxer Trevor Shailer and sports psychologist Gary Hermansson.Harry seemed to be having a great time at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, posing with his mouth open and thumbs up. HRH Prince Harry photobombs the New Zealand Commonwealth Games officials in Glasgow Trevor Shailer, who is the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team’s…
  • Wedding venue manager stole couples’ deposits to pay for cocaine and debts

    SWNS Reporter
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    A former public schoolboy and manager of a posh wedding venue stole couple’s deposits to pay off his debts and buy drugs, a court heard.Paul Hayes, 32, took cash which had been put down for marriages – and used it to cover rent and drug deals.Hayes, assistant general manager at the Grade II Quayside Exchange in Sunderland, nicked the money because his £17,500 salary didn’t cover his living expenses.The former pupil at  the fee-paying Argyle House School had started using ecstasy and cocaine.Hayes was rumbled when general manager Andrew Gevorkian counted out cash to pay a…
  • Pensioner stunned after finding exotic SNAKE in the toilet bowl

    SWNS Reporter
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:07 am
    A pensioner got the shock of her life after she went to the toilet – and found an exotic SNAKE in the bowl.Stunned Mary Curtis was ”absolutely terrified” when she lifted the loo lid and a spotted the black and white serpent.Mary, 70, looked in horror as the black and white striped Californian Kingsnake popped its head out of the water-filled bowl. Mary Curtis was absolutely terrified when she went she lifted the toilet lid on Sunday night and this black and white snake popped its head out of the bowl Retired PA Mary, 70, ran from her flat and knocked on younger neighbour…
  • Santander refuses to give circus troupe a business account because their burlesque costumes are ‘immoral’

    SWNS Reporter
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:52 am
    A troupe of circus performers has been denied a business account after stuffy bank bosses branded their glitzy burlesque costumes — a “MORAL PROBLEM”.Entertainer Joshua Morris set up ‘Circus Uncertainty’ earlier this year and applied for a business bank account with Santander so he could get grants to fund work with terminally-ill kids.But he claims the banking giant denied his classy troupe an account because the showgirls’ burlesque-style outfits – a fringed bikini and stilts – were a “moral problem”.The performers are baffled by…
 
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  • Browns WR Blames Positive Drug Test on Second-Hand Weed Smoke

    EURPublisher01
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
    *The legal team for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon plan to use the second-hand smoke defense during a hearing Friday over disputed results of a recent drug test, reports ESPN.com. Gordon is appealing the NFL’s imposition of a yearlong suspension for a positive test for marijuana. His legal team plans to point out inconsistencies […]
  • VH1 Renews ‘Hit the Floor’ for Season 3

    EURPublisher01
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    *VH1 has renewed its cheerleading drama “Hit The Floor” for a third season. The show’s current second season is a ratings success and huge on social media, especially among women, notes Susan Levison, EVP of original programming and production. “We look forward to seeing what kind of trouble the Devil Girls will get into next […]
  • Matt Barnes Thanks Supporters in Capture of Aunt’s Killer

    EURPublisher01
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
    *The man suspected of murdering the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers player Matt Barnes was captured by police in Sacramento, and the athlete is thanking the concerned citizen who tipped off the cops. “We are so grateful to everyone who helped us — from spreading the word thru social media to calling the Sacramento PD […]
  • Audra McDonald’s ‘Lady Day’ Finally Making a Profit

    EURPublisher01
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    *Producers of the Broadway play “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” which stars Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, said Tuesday that they have recouped their $2.6 million initial investment. In the show, McDonald portrays Holiday in one of her last concerts, offering stories and performing about a dozen of Holiday’s best-known songs, including “God […]
  • Cuba Gooding Jr., Keith David Join Comedy Central’s ‘Big Time in Hollywood, FL’

    EURPublisher01
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    *Cuba Gooding Jr., Keith David and Michael Madsen have joined the cast of Comedy Central’s new scripted series “Big Time In Hollywood, FL,” produced by Ben Stiller‘s Red Hour and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. The show follows two delusional brothers and self-proclaimed filmmakers (Anfanger, Lenny Jacobson), who are kicked out of their parents’ house and forced […]
 
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  • Community Invited to Meet The 9th District Staff of Rex Richardson

    Editor
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson The North Long Beach Community Action Group will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the Historic Long Beach Dairy and Creamery. Everyone will have an opportunity to meet the staff of Councilman Rex Richardson at a potluck on behalf of his office. Other Neighborhood groups participating will be the South Street Community Watch, Houghton Park Neighborhood Association, and Grant Association.Read the rest of Community Invited to Meet The 9th District Staff of Rex Richardson
  • Miller Children’s Patients Enjoy Dunking Doctors in Water Tank During Fundraiser

    Editor
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Onlookers watch as a patient nearly misses dunking Chris Babbitt, M.D., medical director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Miller Children’s, in a 500 gallon water tank to kick-off fundraising for Miller Children’s iWalk…4 Kids. A crowd gathered outside of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach on Thursday, July 24 to watch pediatric patients attempt to submerge their doctors in a 500 gallon water tank. The special “dunk-a-doc” event kicked-off fundraising for the only hospital-wide fundraiser held by Miller Children’s – its annual 5k iWalk…4 Kids on…
  • Reebok Spartan Race to Host Workout of the Day, August 3

    Editor
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Reebok Spartan Race provides the premier extreme obstacle course race experience in competitive organized sports. Reebok Spartan Race is hosting a complimentary workout series entitled Workout of the Day (WOD) across America to help people prep for their respective upcoming Spartan Race events. WOD attendees will be able to participate in up to three cutting-edge Spartan Group Exercise (SGX) workouts within the relative vicinity of their homes. This will allow athletes to prepare for the Spartan Races, scheduled September 13, 2014 at Vail Lake in Temecula. The Long Beach Reebok Spartan Race…
  • 1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park Kicks Off Saturday

    Editor
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park, a new monthly event focusing on highlighting local musical talent, theater, and other performance groups to perform at the Historic Bixby Band Shell will have its inaugural event on August 2nd from 5pm to 8pm and will continue through 2015. Money raised from this monthly event is going to support Friends of Bixby Park for infrastructure improvements at the park. This event is coordinated by local event planner Melissa Escalante in collaboration with members of the Long Beach Music Council and Friends of Bixby Park. 1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park is also…
  • Farewell, Fish Tale Seafood Restaurant!

    Deana Rodriguez
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Fish Tale Restaurant family, past and present, gather to say goodbye to the Historic Fish Tale Restaurant Friends Gather At Fish Tale Seafood Restaurant The Fish Tale Seafood Restaurant originally opened its doors on Britton Drive in Los Altos on the 22nd of November 1977, and closes its doors for the last time on August 1st, 2014.  However, only a few days before the August 1st closing date, on the blue-skied Sunday morning of July 27th, something rare and special happened: More than 60 past and present Fish Tale family members arrived, hugged and shared stories and memories of working at…
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    Asian Correspondent » News

  • Teen survivors still haunted by Sewol ferry sinking

    AP News
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:07 am
    Pic: AP. ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — South Korean teenagers who survived April’s ferry sinking say they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends. Students from Danwon High School near Seoul testified Tuesday for a second day at the trial of the ferry’s 15 crew members, who face charges of negligence and failing to carry out their duty to rescue passengers. The sinking left more than 300 people dead or missing. Most of the victims were students who were traveling to a resort island on a school trip. One student said she has had nightmares since the…
  • Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk

    AP News
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:47 am
    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s government says it will allow the body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk to be brought into the country and cremated. Information Minister Minendra Risal says it was decided at a Cabinet meeting Tuesday that Shamar Rinpoche’s body can be brought in from India and cremated at his monastery just outside Katmandu, Nepal’s capital. Nepal’s government had initially stopped Rinpoche’s followers from bringing the body into the country, saying the monk was a Bhutanese national. Some accused the government of fearing anti-China protests…
  • Philippines: Death toll rises to 24 after extremists attack villagers

    AP News
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:45 am
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say the death toll in a brazen road attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on some 50 villagers traveling in the southern Philippines to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families has climbed to 23 after a 3-year-old boy and his father died from their injuries. Marine Brig. Gen. Martin Pinto said Tuesday six villagers remain in the hospital following the militants’ bloodiest attack in recent years. About 40 to 50 Abu Sayyaf militants armed with assault rifles opened fire Monday on the group traveling in two vans in a coastal village in Talipao town…
  • US lawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indian

    AP News
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:24 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A freshman Republican lawmaker has apologized for mistaking two senior U.S. government officials as Indian when they testified at a congressional hearing. Rep. Curt Clawson caused puzzlement at a hearing of a House subcommittee hearing Thursday on U.S.-India relations. He referred to the South Asian nation as “your country” when he addressed the State Department and Commerce Department officials, who are both ethnic Indian. Clawson said in a statement Monday: “I made a mistake in speaking before being fully briefed and I apologize. I’m a quick study…
  • Sex workers battle authorities in Indonesia’s Dolly red light district

    Patrick Tibke
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:08 pm
    A 'karaoke girl' shouts protests against the city government's move to close down the Dolly prostitution complex in Indonesia. Pic: AP. At the end of last week families across Indonesia were getting ready to celebrate Hari Raya Idul Fitri – the breaking of the fast which marks the end of Islam’s holiest month. Over in Surabaya’s infamous ‘Dolly’ red light district, however, the holiday spirit was conspicuously lacking, as local residents, pimps and sex workers found themselves battling with law enforcement. On Sunday afternoon riot police moved in…
 
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  • Learn HTML – Lesson 3

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:46 am
    Hi guys! Well, as your success? I’m curious how my blogs help you to learn html. Today is the third lesson and it will be very interesting.After watching the video that I found you, you will learn about using a html images and tables. Everyone enjoy and academic success)
  • Learn HTML – Lesson 2

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    11 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
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  • Learn HTML – Lesson 1

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    Quote from Wikipedia: HTML (from the English. Hypertext Markup Language – «hypertext markup language”) – is the standard markup language documents on the World Wide Web. Virtually all web pages are created using HTML. Let’s start with the most important. hat begins HTML In order to become a text file in the HTML-file, change its extension to “. Txt” on “. Html” is not enough. We must comply with the “rule of the first line”: Each HTML-document charge any version of the HTML specification, must begin with the string declaration…
  • PHP Classifieds

    admin
    5 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    Another interesting topic WorksForWeb Time-Tested PHP Classifieds Scripts by WorksForWeb
  • direction

    admin
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    direction is designed for sites with a value of text direction. For example, using the Arabic alphabet, reading from right to left. The property is versatile enough direction and manages the following features: how to display text in the block; order of the columns in the table; position of the scroll bar in the block; hanging position last line of the text block when text-align: justify. For use with the built-in elements, the value of the unicode-bidi should be set as embed or override.
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    MarcGopin.com

  • The Cycle of Intimate Relations

    mgopin
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:28 am
                          The cycle of intimate relations between angry men with great power just continues to suck us all into its vortex , and it makes me profoundly sad and bewildered by its power. Think about the world we live in today, conditioned by Jibril, but more to the point, Bin Laden, Bush, Khameini, Assad, Nasrallah, Putin, Erdogan, Al Badghadi, Meshal, and, of course, my very own dearest and nearest, Netanyahu. We must face the darkness here of this moment in history of the…
  • “Gaza becomes Syria: Middle East geopolitics 2.0″- +972 Magazine

    mgopin
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
                          Aziz and I published an article in +972 Magazine.  You can read the full article by clicking here, but here is the extract below. There are two main camps involved in negotiating a ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel. However, the players are not within the camp that most would have expected. What started as Israel vs. Hamas is quickly becoming a geopolitical issue involving many new actors. While this might seem good for some, it should be seen as terrible…
  • Zionism

    mgopin
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
                          Antizionism is not antisemitism, for the simple reason that tens of thousands of identified Jews, secular or religious, are avowed antizionists. At the same time, antizionism has not done a goddam thing for the grievances of millions of Palestinians against millions of Zionists who run a successful country and who are going nowhere. I am sick and tired of “anti” philosophies while children are dying needlessly. Someone tell me how to save the children of…
  • Note from the War Front to Fellow Jews

    mgopin
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
                        The relationships between loving Jews and Arabs, even in Gaza right this moment, is plainly evident. I get reports every day. But it is hard to imagine for those who carry suspicion and fear and loathing of one side. But let’s talk about the strategic and moral and rational necessity of empathy. Hamas is their only defense right now. Hamas is not seen as the oppressor thanks to the twelve year siege and the constant wars. They WOULD be seen as such if anyone had a…
  • Mother/Father in a Time of War

    mgopin
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
                         Fear pervades, Terror strikes the land, We need our mother/fathers. Earth is been struck by a few Father/Mothers of Death, Marching their Children into murder/suicide.So we become Father/Mothers of Life, We become Hava, Em Kol Chai, Mother of all of Life.  The Secret of Creation is not an original Mother/Father of all Humans, though that too science claims. The Secret is that only Mother/Fathers of every human, Save as all humans from each other.   (Photo…
 
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    Newser

  • Body of Boy Found in Air Force Jet's Wheel Well

    John Johnson
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    No stowaway miracles this time: The body of an adolescent black male was found hidden in the wheel well of a C-130 US Air Force jet that landed at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, reports Stars and Stripes . It's not clear who the boy is or where he snuck onto...
  • Obama: Putin Setting Back 'Decades' of Progress

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    The EU approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions today against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of US penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy. The coordinated sanctions were aimed at increasing pressure on Vladimir Putin to end his country's support for separatists in Ukraine whom the West blames...
  • Surgeon General: Quit Tanning Now

    Jenn Gidman
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Your doctor, your mom, and your shade-obsessed friends have probably all told you already about the dangers of suntanning—and now the surgeon general is jumping on the anti-bronzing bandwagon for the first time. Boris Lushniak today called skin cancer a “major public health problem,” and pointed a finger at...
  • The Benefits of Exercising 6 Seconds at a Time

    Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Not feeling up for a half-hour on the bike? Can't find the time to jog or walk a few miles? Good news out of Abertay University in Scotland, where researchers put 12 retired people to the test. Coming in twice a week for six weeks, the volunteers, all over age...
  • Cop Shoots Guy's Dog, Blocks Him From Vet

    Jenn Gidman
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Even the owner of a "friendly" and "socialized" German shepherd shot in the face by a Georgia cop last Thursday understands why the officer may have panicked upon seeing a pretty large dog running his way. What DeKalb County resident Tim Theall doesn’t understand is why Officer David Anthony Pitts...
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    Uganda Picks

  • Girl Beheads Classmate –Cuts off Hand as Well

    suzank
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    A 15-year-old Japanese schoolgirl beheaded a classmate and cut off her left hand as well. She was arrested on Sunday and is still in police custody The teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was arrested after the body of 15-year-old Aiwa Matsuo was discovered in the city of Sasebo, in Japan’s southwestern Nagasaki […]
  • Hundreds Evicted from Railway Line Reserve

    suzank
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    By Kezia Agaba Hundreds of people who were residing within the 30 meters radius of the railway line reserve are currently homeless after Kampala Capital City Authority officers with the help of police bringing down their shelters. The residents in areas of Nalukolongo ,Namuwongo ,Banda ,who did not heed to the ultimatum of KCCA were […]
  • Kayihura Ready to Face ICC Over Police Cruelties

    suzank
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
    By Kezia Agaba Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, has said that he is not afraid to defend himself before the International Criminal Court over police cruelties. While passing out new officers in Southern Uganda yesterday, Kayihura lamented that advocates of reporting the said abuses of the police also forget that police officers are killed […]
  • Pope Francis Dines with Workers at Vatican’s Cafeteria

    suzank
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Pope Francis in his usual acts of humility, surprised Vatican workers when he dined with them at a cafeteria. Pope Francis popped in unannounced at the Vatican workers’ cafeteria yesterday  afternoon where he lined up, tray in hand, along with stunned workers and had lunch with them. He chatted with them after the meal, and […]
  • NTV’s Chris Ocamringa Weds

    suzank
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    By Kezia Agaba NTV’s Chris Ocamringa walked down the aisle with his loved one Sharon on Saturday. Chris and Sharon Ocamringa were united at Eden Revival Church Wandegeya in the presence of many friends and relatives. Chris’ workmate,Moris Ochol who wedded last year was the Best Man at the great ceremony.
 
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  • Smart Crow Asks People For Water

    Admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    The crow is well known for being one of the smartest birds, perhaps one of the smartest animals in the kingdom. The Web has seen many videos demonstrating the intelligence of the crow, but here is even more proof the bird is no bird brain. A thirsty crow landed by a group of people who had a bottle of water out. The thirsty bird communicated the best he could that he needed a drink, and after a while, the people picked up on his sign language.
  • The Ridiculous Lives of Rich People in Dubai

    Admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    Some people just like to flaunt their money. Who wouldn't buy a lion for a pet if you could afford it?
  • Old Man Throws His Canes Away To Dance !

    Admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    Your never too old to dance. Watch as Grandpa throw's away his canes and get's down at a wedding. He even goes on and dances with 2 lovely ladies!
  • The Crater at the End of The World

    Admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:41 am
    Experts examine the newly-discovered hole in the earth in Siberia. The crater has an icy lake at its bottom with water cascading down its eroding permafrost walls. Picture: Andrey Naumenko, 'Yamal-Region' The crater on the Yamal Peninsula was caused by aliens, a meteorite, a stray missile, or an explosive gas cocktail released due to global warming, according to various theories in recent days. Images of the remarkable phenomenon have gone round the world since The Siberian Times highlighted helicopter images of the giant hole earlier this week. The first expedition to the scene - the…
  • Game of Thrones theme song played by the Queen's guards

    Admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:12 am
    The British queen’s royal guards are well known around the world their dramatic and powerful presence not matter if they are just standing or marching. Tourist love to take photos of the soldiers when ever they visit London, but this guy  was lucky enough to capture a rare moment. During the changing of the royal guards at Buckingham Palace, the soldiers surprised tourists and travelers with a special performance of the famous Game of Thronestheme song.
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  • China puts former security chief under investigation

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    Zhou Yongkang attends a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on March 5, 2012/AFPBEIJING, July 29 – China’s ruling Communist Party has put former security chief Zhou Yongkang – one of its most powerful men – under investigation, it said Tuesday, the most senior official to fall for decades. Zhou, who retired from China’s all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee (PSC) in 2012, is being probed for “serious disciplinary violation”, the ruling party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), its internal watchdog, said…
  • Lab for visually impaired gets Sh4.5mn GE donation

    CORRESPONDENT
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:10 am
    GE Africa President & CEO Jay Ireland signs the cheque. Looking on is inABLE’s Executive Director, Irene Mbari-Kirika/CFM NEWSNAIROBI, Kenya, July 29 – Kenya is among several African countries set to benefit from a skills transfer programme supported by General Electric (GE) the global infrastructure leader. The citizenship programme dubbed ‘Kujenga’ aims at empowering people by building valuable skills, equipping communities with new tools and technology, and elevating ideas that will help solve Africa’s challenges. GE Kujenga, GE Africa’s flagship…
  • Japan heatwave kills 15, thousands hospitalised

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:52 am
    File photo of an elderly patient/AFP TOKYO, July 29- Sweltering summer heat in Japan has left at least 15 people dead over the past week, while more than 8,000 others were rushed to hospital with heatstroke symptoms, official figures showed Tuesday. At least six people died on Saturday alone, when the state weather agency warned temperatures had topped 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit), with dripping humidity in certain parts of the country. Nearly 8,600 people were taken to the emergency room for heat related symptoms in the week through Sunday, more than double the previous week,…
  • Iran’s supreme leader accuses Israel of Gaza ‘genocide’

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:42 am
    A building within the port of Gaza is seen on fire after several strikes early on July 29, 2014/AFP TEHRAN, July 29- Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Tuesday accused Israel of committing “genocide” in Gaza and called on the Islamic world to arm Palestinians fighting “the Zionist regime”. In a speech marking the Muslim festival of Eid al Fitr, Khamenei said Israel was acting like a “rabid dog” and “a wild wolf” in acts that are causing a human catastrophe and which must be resisted. “A people surrounded in a small place…
  • Japan teen murder accused ‘wanted to dissect’ someone: report

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    A van carrying a 15 year old high schoolgirl, who was arrested on suspicion of killing a school friend, leaves a police station for the prosecutor’s office in Sasebo on July 28, 2014/AFP TOKYO, July 29- A 16 year old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate, police said Tuesday, as she reportedly told investigators she “wanted to dissect” someone. The teenager, whose name was not released as she is a minor, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of murdering her 15 year old female classmate, after police discovered the dismembered body on a bed in the…
 
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    Descrier

  • China: Dozens killed in gang knife attack blamed on “Islamic terrorists”

    Descrier Staff
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Dozens of people were killed after an armed gang attacked civilians, police officers, and government workers in the Xinjiang region of western China on Monday. Armed with knives, the gang attacked a police station and government office in Elixku, before attacking civilians and rioting in the nearby town of Huangdi. Dozens of Uighur and Han civilians were killed or injured by the gang, according to the Xinhua news agency. The police reportedly shot and killed “dozens” of members of the mob, which they described as Islamic terrorists. State media have called the incident a…
  • Gaza: UN workers amongst at least 100 dead as Israel intensifies bombing campaign

    Descrier Staff
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    More than 100 Palestinians have been killed as Israel intensified its bombardment of Gaza after a weekend of broken truces. Israel carried out at least 60 air strikes on Gaza after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a televised address in which he called for a demilitarisation of Gaza to protect Israel and stressed the need to destroy Hamas’ tunnels. Israeli forces are targeting Gaza from the air, sea, and land with a tank shell hitting Gaza’s only power plant. This caused a fire that forced the plant to be shut down, leaving many Palestinians without there already rationed…
  • Ukraine crisis: EU widens sanctions against Russia

    Descrier Staff
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    The EU adopted a new range of economic sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine. EU ministers aim to increase the economic pressure on Moscow to stop it supplying arms to the pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine by targeting Russia’s energy sector, limiting Russian banks’ access to capital, and freezing the assets of Russian officials and oligarchs. Moscow denies that it has been supplying heavy weapons to the pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, such as the surface-to-air MA-11 “Gadfly” missile system allegedly used to…
  • Police to replace ads on piracy websites with copyright warnings

    TechFruit
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    British visitors to copyright-infringing websites will start to see warnings from the police in the place of banner adverts for Usenet and VPNs, in the latest phase of Operation Creative. Rights holders will be able to submit websites that host copyrighted material to the British Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU). The Police will then attempt to verify the claims and if a website is found to be hosting infringing content, they will be contacted by police and given the opportunity to “correct their behaviour” and operate legitimately. If the site owner then ignores or…
  • Gaza: “In the name of humanity, the violence must stop” says Ban Ki-moon

    Descrier Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate end to the violence in Gaza that has left more than 1,000 people dead and the infrastructure in a “critical condition”. He continued: “In the name of humanity, the violence must stop” His words came as news of two explosions killed seven Palestinians in civilian areas of Gaza city, one struck Gaza’s main Shifa hospital and another hit a children’s playground, causing a number of casualties. Israel blamed the explosions on misfired Hamas rockets, but an NBC News team on the ground reported that the…
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  • Wizkid and Davido fight again: “boys talk, men work!”

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    28 Jul 2014 | 10:45 pm
    It appears that, music stars, Wizkid and Davido are at loggerheads again. It started over the weekend with what looked like a harmless tweet from Wizkid when he commended a show he attended in New York, USA. Wizkid had tweeted “Thank you so much NewYork!! Amazing show last night!!Big up @wale and @akon for showing me love!! Proper show! Proper venue! Boys talk!! Men work!!”The tweet came few hours after his New York performance on the same night Davido beat him and others to the Artiste of the year at the African Muzik Magazine Awards in Dallas, US. Davido, however did not waste time in…
  • Runtown: It’s Nobody’s Business If I Sold ‘Aye’ To Davido

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:50 pm
    There have been speculations that fast-rising singer, Runtown sold the hit song, ‘Aye’, to Davido, but the young singer is not ready to make clarification concerning the matter, at least for now. If you will recall, Davido was featured in one of Runtown’s sogs, which may have been in form of a kind gesture by Davido. Runtown stated that anybody could have done the ‘Aye’ song, adding that those wishing to know the truth about the song should read interviews granted by the ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ crooner on the issue. “Davido has had a number of interviews where he addressed how the…
  • VIDEO: Nigerias Kelechi Iheanacho scores for Manchester City in 5-1 win

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Nigerian youngster Kelechi Iheanacho scored in his second successive Manchester City game, as the Premier League side crushed AC Milan 5-1 in their International Champions Cup opener. The 17-year-old toe-poked the ball from outside the area, to give City a 4-0 lead shortly before the break. Stefan Jovetic and Scott Sinclair had opened scoring for the English champions with two early strikes, before Jesus Navas saw his acrobatic effort deflected past Michael Agazzi in the Milan goal. Sulley Muntari pulled one back for Fillipo Inzaghi’s men, but Jovetic scored again 12 minutes after the break…
  • REVEALED: US doctor contracts Ebola in Liberia – Nigeria ups surveillance

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus. According to VOAm, Dr Kent Brantly works for the United States-based Samaritan’s Purse aid agency, which says he is being treated at a Monrovia hospital. In Sierra Leone, health officials said an Ebola patient, whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment center and took her to a traditional healer, died in an ambulance on the way to a hospital. Health officials said fear and mistrust of health workers in Sierra Leone, where many people have more…
  • 16-year-old female suicide bomber dies trying blow up University

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    A lone female suicide bomber died in an attempt to bomb, Northwest University in Kano on Sunday, the Nigeria police has said. Security officials on duty noticed the young girl, who is said to be 16 years, walking towards the gate of the university and they called for reinforcement from female police officers. SaharraReporters reports that the young woman, who had a bomb concealed inside her hijab, killed herself by detonating her explosives. Five policemen suffered minor injuries.
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    Binary Options Evolution

  • FOREX: Move over John Taylor! Former Citi FX senior executive set to launch his own hedge fund

    Richard Dambrosi
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
      Move over John Taylor! Former Citi FX senior executive set to launch his own hedge fund The Future is Binary  - Former Citi Head of Global FX Anil Prasad set to launch his own hedge fund in early 2015 following the invocation of the Dodd-Frank Act’s Volcker Rule. Could this fill the void left by the […] The post FOREX: Move over John Taylor! Former Citi FX senior executive set to launch his own hedge fund appeared first on Binary Options Evolution.
  • FOREX: U.S. Stocks Erase Gains on Sanctions While Bonds Climb

    Richard Dambrosi
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
      U.S. Stocks Erase Gains on Sanctions While Bonds Climb The Future is Binary  -  U.S. stocks erased gains and European stocks pared an advance as the European Union agreed on new sanctions against Russia. Bonds increased before a Federal Reserve policy decision. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell 0.1 percent at 11:30 a.m. […] The post FOREX: U.S. Stocks Erase Gains on Sanctions While Bonds Climb appeared first on Binary Options Evolution.
  • Sexual Assault Alert, Bloor Street West/Margueretta Street area

    Richard Dambrosi
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:14 pm
      Sexual Assault Alert, Bloor Street West/Margueretta Street area Man wanted, Update, Composite sketch released Above: Composite sketch released of man wanted in sexual assault investigation 11 Division 416-808-7474 The Future is Binary  -  The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance with a Sexual Assault investigation. It is reported that: - on Friday, July […] The post Sexual Assault Alert, Bloor Street West/Margueretta Street area appeared first on Binary Options Evolution.
  • Missing boy, Zacharry Domagas, 14

    Richard Dambrosi
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
      Missing boy, Zacharry Domagas, 14 Above: Missing boy Zacharry Domagas, 14 55 Division 416-808-5500 The Future is Binary  - The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing boy. Zacharry Domagas, 14, was last seen on Monday July 28, 2014, at approximately 1 p.m., at the Danforth/Coxwell Public Library at 1675 Danforth Avenue. He […] The post Missing boy, Zacharry Domagas, 14 appeared first on Binary Options Evolution.
  • 22 Division’s “Catch-22 Tuesday,” John Findlay, 52

    Richard Dambrosi
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    22 Division’s “Catch-22 Tuesday,” John Findlay, 52 Above: John Findlay, 52, target of 22 Division’s “Catch-22 Tuesday” 22 Division 416-808-2200 The Future is Binary  - This is the latest instalment of 22 Division’s “Catch-22 Tuesday.” We are looking for John Findlay, 52. He is wanted for: 1) Assault 2) Fail To Comply Probation Anyone with information […] The post 22 Division’s “Catch-22 Tuesday,” John Findlay, 52 appeared first on Binary Options Evolution.
 
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  • Firms Told: Pay Your Fair Share to Reduce Inequality

    9 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Equality is not just about everyone getting their fair share, it’s also about everyone paying their fair share. A top NGO chief says the growing wealth gap could be reduced by tightening both domestic and international tax rules. Read more: Blog and Policy Paper. Listen on Soundcloud
  • IMF Offers Free Economic Training to All

    2 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The IMF has launched the first in a series of free online courses for those interested in furthering their economic education. One of the course’s instructors explains the benefits of raising the public’s knowledge about economics, and what he himself has learned from the creation of the course. Listen on Soundcloud
  • The Rise and Rise of Shadow Banking in China

    25 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Shadow banking is a system of uninsured investments from non-bank institutions. It can yield very high returns, but investments come with the risk of total bust. Despite the potential for enormous losses, shadow banking will continue to be a part of China's economic landscape, says one Sino expert.
  • Africa: Future Bright, If It Does the Right Thing

    19 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Africa has grown faster than many other parts of the world over the last two decades, but many Africans are still not seeing the benefits. One Africa specialist suggests measures that authorities might adopt to take advantage of the continent’s burgeoning potential.
  • David Dollar on The Sino Shift

    11 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    After years of double digit expansion, China’s economic growth is slowing. The world’s second largest economy expanded off the back of manufacturing, investment and exports. But, China is now looking inwards for its future growth.
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    Papua New Guinea Today

  • PNG assists Smaller Island States

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:36 am
    PNG Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Rimbink PatoMinister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Rimbink Pato, says the Government has approved over 300 million Kina for setting up and running of a Smaller Island State office in Port Moresby.Mr Pato revealed this at the 45th Pacific Islands Forum in Palau when addressing leaders of the Smaller Island States.He says an initial 10 million Kina for building the office while the 300 million Kina will be for the long term running of the office.Minister Pato says the move is to put the new framework for Pacific regionalism and integration…
  • Fiji still waiting for Solomon Islands to resolve airline disupute

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:15 pm
    The Fijian Government is still waiting for contact from the Solomon Island’s Government to resolve the airline dispute between the two countries so that the normal flight schedule can resume between Nadi and Honiara. The Attorney-General and Minister for Civil Aviation, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, said that Fiji’s position has remained consistent and that responsibility for the dispute rested with the Solomons Government. “After the Solomons Government banned two successive Fiji Airways flights from Nadi to Honiara in breach of our Air Services Agreement, the decision was made to suspend all…
  • Pacific pays homage to the victims of Air Algeria crash

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    The flag of the Pacific Community (SPC) flew at half-mast today, next to the French flag, in a show of solidarity with the homage payed by France to the 118 people, of which 54 French nationals, who perished in the crash of Air Algeria flight AH5017 in Mali.Hosted on French soil in Noumea, New Caledonia, since 1949, the Pacific Community, its Secretariat and staff share the sorrow of the French Nation and the families and friends of the victims. SPC is deeply saddened by this accident, the third in a tragic series over the past two weeks, and wishes to express its most sincere condolences to…
  • Task Force Sweep permanently stayed

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    The National Court yesterday issued a permanent stay order stopping the National Executive Council’s (NEC) decision to disband the Investigation Task Force Sweep (ITFS).This effectively means that ITFS will continue on its investigation work pending the determination of the substantive hearing of the application.ITFS chairman Sam Koim filed the application in court to review two NEC decisions. The first was on the disbanding of Task Force Sweep and the second was on the establishment of an Interim Office of Anti-Corruption (IOAC) to replace Task Force Sweep.He named Prime Minister Peter…
  • Academics leaving universities for higher paying public sector, study

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:34 am
    An Australian academic is calling on the government to help Papua New Guinean universities retain academics, who are leaving in droves for the public sector.Australian National University Professor Stephen Howes says PNG's universities offer mediocre pay compared to government departments and state-owned enterprises, causing academics to leave and costing the university program quality and diversity.He says it would be in the Australian government's interest to help remedy the situation."I would certainly call on the Australian government to step in and just fund a couple of lectureship…
 
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  • An Interview with Jiri Valenta

    Alexander J. Motyl
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Below is an interview I conducted recently with Jiri Valenta, a distinguished scholar of Soviet and post-Soviet studies. MOTYL: Jiri, you’re one of the world’s most experienced and knowledgeable observers of Russia. How would you characterize the downing of Malaysian flight MH17 and the ongoing Russian war against Ukraine? VALENTA: The ongoing war in Ukraine has involved a covert military intervention by Russia that is slowly becoming overt. The downing of the Malaysian plane is a game-changer. Thus, as bodies arrive in the Netherlands, two more Ukrainian planes have been downed and a new…
  • Welcome to Vietnam

    Michael J. Totten
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Ho Chi Minh would be appalled if he could see Vietnam now. Well, perhaps not appalled—he was less doctrinaire than the likes of Vladimir Lenin and Fidel Castro, and even hard-line ideologues can become more flexible over time—but he certainly wouldn’t recognize it. The Doi Moi market reforms that began in 1986 (a mere eleven years after the fall of Saigon and national unification under the Communist Party) and a general slackening of state micromanagement have transformed the country out of all recognition. Theodore Dalrymple visited in the late 1980s when much of the old system was…
  • The Death of the Latest Middle East Peace Process

    Michael J. Totten
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    Ben Birnbaum and Amir Tibon have written an exhaustively detailed and compulsively readable narrative of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that collapsed three months ago for The New Republic. We know how the story ends because it is already history, and most of us are cynical enough now that we knew how it would end before it even began, but it’s a fascinating and suspenseful read all the same because it looked for a while there like some kind of deal actually might have been struck. Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas are both capable of being more flexible and reasonable than their…
  • Nothing Shocking About Kerry’s Coddling of Hamas

    Joshua Muravchik
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Israel was shocked by Secretary of State John Kerry’s diplomatic maneuvers regarding Gaza. David Horovitz, the editor of the Times of Israel, a man who takesmiddle-of-the-road positions and chooses words carefully, called it a “betrayal” of an ally. Kerry snubbed Israel, Egypt, and the Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas, closeted himself with Turkey and Qatar, Hamas’s two main Islamist Sunni backers, and produced a proposal that, unlike the Egyptian cease-fire plan already on the table, incorporated most of Hamas’s demands while ignoring Israel’s, notably Israel’s need to…
  • Hamas Rockets Traumatize Israeli Children

    Alan Johnson
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Everything went dark and I was covered in dust and for a moment I thought the computer had exploded. Then I heard Nir screaming “mummy” but couldn’t hear Lior and couldn’t stand; it was as if my brain was disconnected from my body. I crawled to find Lior. I found her hand, grabbed it and dragged her out of rubble and broken metal from the roof. Nir was still standing in the hallway and had managed to push the door of the bedroom so that it was open a crack. I followed the light to the hallway and found him there. I hadn’t realized that my face was covered in blood pouring from my…
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    Pars Herald

  • Google creates ‘Home of the Future’

    Mohsen Salami
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:05 am
    Google took over two floors of renowned Dubai hotel JW Marquis to create its “Google House”. Using beanbags and its full range of tech gadgets, Google gave a glimpse of what may be commonplace in our homes 20 years from now, although Michael Valvo, Communications Manager at the technology giant insisted this is not for the future, this is for right now. The house has 5 rooms comprising a kitchen, study, living room and two rooms that practically nobody would have in their house – a travel room and a fashion room. A sixth room was created for users to experience Google Glass. The house…
  • QROPS and the USA

    Saeed Maleki
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:24 am
    A Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) is an option available to people who live, or are planning to live abroad, but have managed to accumulate a UK pension. There are a variety of QROPS products on the market across over 30 jurisdictions globally, and they can offer varying degrees of benefits, including tax efficiency , flexibility, and inheritance options that frankly aren’t available in the UK. Since the introduction of the scheme in 2006, thousands of UK pension holders no longer residing in the country have been taking advantage of the transfer. To qualify, the QROPS…
  • Hamilton Defies Team Orders to Maintain Momentum

    Mostafa Moradi
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:33 am
    Lewis Hamilton showed no remorse as he remarked after the Hungarian GP about his surprise that his Mercedes team ordered him to slow down to let team mate and championship rival Nico Rosberg pass him despite both challenging for the win. Hamilton was ahead and was all set to run to the end of the race on his medium tyres, when the call came through to give up track position to his rival. The bizarre order was based on the basis that Rosberg still had to pit and Hamilton would retake the position in a few laps time. It did of course transpire that Hamilton was only just able to hold off…
  • London Rent Prices Double the Rest of UK

    Hossein Soltani
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:59 am
    Londoners who rent their property now pay double the cost of those across the rest of Great Britain, according to latest figures. On average, the UK saw rent rise by 6.3% over the last 12 months. The monthly rental average now sits at £862, up from £811 last year. The research, published by HomeLet, suggests that those residing in the capital now pay an average of £1,412, which is an increase of 11.2% from last year. Scotland gets Cheaper Perhaps unsurprisingly, Scotland saw rental income fall by 3.8%, the popularity of the apparent hope to become independent from the rest of the UK…
  • UK Tech Continues to Emerge, SEIS

    Mohsen Salami
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Appetite for investment in tech companies within the UK has increased over the last three years, and it continues to do so. Completed deals have reached a 10-year high according to data compiled by UK analysts, Unquote. They also noted that the figure of £238 million, raised in the first half of 2014, represented the second highest value seen, following on from the second half of 2013 where the figure reached £315 million. A separate report carried out by Silicon Valley Bank suggests that 51% of all UK entrepreneurs had managed to successfully raise funding during 2013. This is…
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    Social Enterprise Buzz

  • A molecular diagnostics company joins Canada’s impact investing platform

    SEB staff
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    Proteocyte Diagnostics Inc., a company with a unique test for early identification of oral cancers, announced that it has officially joined MaRS’ Social Venture Connexion (SVX). Proteocyte is a Canadian molecular diagnostics company that has developed a novel diagnostics test, Straticyte, that accurately detects precancerous oral lesions at high risk of becoming cancerous. The company will be providing Straticyte as a commercial diagnostic test service to dental clinics and oral pathology labs. “As an innovative healthcare company focused on preventing cancer, Proteocyte has a…
  • Millennials don’t want to invest in the stock market

    Melissa Ip
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Recent research by UBS revealed that millennials (defined as people between the ages of 21 and 36) are not investing in the stock market. UBS speculates that this behaviour is the consequence of millennials having nightmares about living through the 2008 financial crisis or seeing their parents struggle through the recession. They are described as skeptical about chasing markets. The research surveyed 1,000 millennials and found that they hold an average 52 percent of their assets in cash and only 28 percent in stocks. Non-millennials, on the other hand, hold only 23 percent of their assets…
  • Hippocampus raises $2.4 million to expand in South India

    SEB staff
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:23 am
    Unitus Seed Fund, India’s most active seed-stage impact investor, has invested in a new financing round for Hippocampus Learning Centres, the leading rural kindergarten and remedial school programs provider based in Bangalore. The new financing round was led by Asian Development Bank with participation also from Khosla Impact venture fund. Hippocampus also announced that it is now operating in four districts in the Indian state of Karnataka, is starting to scale up availability of its EnglishSTAR and MathSTAR tuition programs, and hopes to be operating in 10 districts in South India by…
  • Why Deloitte UK is choosing to work with social enterprises

    Melissa Ip
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:36 am
    Deloitte revealed today that it will be working with 12 new social enterprises in the third year of its Social Innovation Pioneers program. As with previous years, this group will get an estimated £1 million in support from Deloitte employees. In practice, this program has helped social enterprises formulate and implement strategies, look at alternative ways to generate revenue, or create an approach to seek investment. But it’s not just social enterprises that are benefitting. Deloitte is too. “This program continues to provide the perfect opportunity for our people to use their skills…
  • Bill Drayton on the importance of empathy

    Melissa Ip
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:01 am
    The single most important skill that every person must have today is empathy, according to Bill Drayton. The Ashoka founder, widely accredited with coining the phrase “social entrepreneur” which he nearly named “public service entrepreneur” instead, visited Toronto last week and drew a large crowd to come hear him speak. In 1980, Drayton founded Ashoka based on the idea that leverage was important for catapulting the citizen sector. “What’s the most powerful force in the world? Of course it’s the big pattern change idea, but only if it’s in the hands of a really great…
 
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    Market Oasis

  • Should You Look At Pet Franchise Ownership?

    kevinanchi
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    By FranchiseKing Some of the best advice I can give to you if you’re looking to someday own a franchise business is to look at industries that are growing. The pet industry is one of them, and I have the stats to prove it. The pet industry is huge….and it continues to grow, with or without a strong economy. Not many industries can claim to do that. But, is that reason enough for you to consider owning a business in the pet industry? Pet Industry Statistics Take a look at how much money U.S. pet owners spend on their pets, year in and year out. Notice 2009-2010. The big recession…
  • Another record for Aldi

    kevinanchi
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    By Ed Garner Grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 20 July 2014, show a new record share for Aldi, meaning it has nearly caught up with Waitrose. Aldi’s 32% growth rate has lifted its market share to 4.8% with Waitrose on 4.9%. Similarly, Lidl sales have grown by … …read more Read more here: Another record for Aldi      The post Another record for Aldi appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • USDA Implements Key Farm Bill Crop Insurance Provision

    kevinanchi
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced continued progress in implementing provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill that will strengthen and expand insurance coverage options for farmers and ranchers. …read more Read more here: USDA Implements Key Farm Bill Crop Insurance Provision      The post USDA Implements Key Farm Bill Crop Insurance Provision appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • USDA Announces Grants to Help Veterans and Minority Farmers Get Started in Agriculture

    kevinanchi
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 — Today, USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced the availability of over $9 million in outreach and technical assistance for minority farmers and ranchers and military veterans that are new to farming and ranching. …read more Read more here: USDA Announces Grants to Help Veterans and Minority Farmers Get Started in Agriculture      The post USDA Announces Grants to Help Veterans and Minority Farmers Get Started in Agriculture appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • TV and Twitter during the Wimbledon final

    kevinanchi
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Andy Brown In the lead up to the launch of our new Kantar Twitter TV Rating service, Kantar Media have overlaid Twitter impressions data with BARB viewing figures for the Wimbledon 2014 Men’s Final. The data shows the audience’s interaction with match, and reveals a spike in both tweets and viewing figures … …read more Read more here: TV and Twitter during the Wimbledon final      The post TV and Twitter during the Wimbledon final appeared first on Market Oasis.
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  • British Army deploys 'pocket drones' in Afghanistan

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    What was born and raised in Scandinavia, loved by the British, and still looked upon with a jaundiced eye by the Americans? No, not the latest incarnation of Ace of Base or ABBA, but the latest in military robotics - the...
  • Another liberal fairy tale gone horribly wrong

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Be it Barack Obama's alleged foreign policy or yet another spoiled rich Hollywood-type making noise about how evil conservatives are, whenever liberals open their collective pie holes, they should begin with "Once upon a time.&quot...
  • Mexico angered at Texas moving troops to border

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:17 pm
    A full month after tens of thousands of illegal alien minors flooded across the Texas-Mexico border, an American leader finally made a move to bolster the seemingly overwhelmed U.S. Border Patrol agents in south Texas. As covered by...
  • State Department slams Fox News, then walks back statement

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:02 pm
    In what appears to be yet another case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand's doing, the U.S. State Department is walking back an accusation that a recent news report by Fox News was...
  • Two faux-heroes conservatives need to dump

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Perry and Amos are far from being the heroes many take them to be...If there's one thing that differentiates us on the right from those on the left would be our ability to hammer our fellow conservatives...
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    International Relations Online

  • Faculty Book Recommendations

    John Sinden
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The International Relations Online at American University faculty is dedicated to providing information and teachings on topics central to international relations. We asked economics Professor Dr. Stephen Silvia, and politics of global development Professor Dr. Eve Bratman what IR books they recommend to read this summer. Here are their recommendations.   Dr. Stephen Silvia – Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty It’s the most talked about economics book this year. Piketty’s thesis is that in normal times, wages grow at more or less the same pace as the general…
  • Security Threat Analysis: ISIS

    International Relations Online Staff
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    In mid-June, a group of militant Islamic extremists launched a coordinated assault across northern Iraq, seizing large territories including major towns and cities. Iraqi security forces, in the face of the onslaught, were able to do very little in defense of their country. As a result, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki publicly appealed to the United States and the international community for assistance in the fight against the organization known as Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS. The moniker ISIS derives from the group’s primary objective, which is to establish a Sunni…
  • India’s National Elections: Significance for Global Democracy and US Foreign Policy

    International Relations Online Staff
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:09 am
    For several weeks in April and May, Indians were at the polls to elect their new government. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dominated results, winning 282 of the 543 seats in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament. After BJP’s victory, its leader, Narendra Modi, was sworn in as prime minister on May 26. For most of its history, the Congress party has controlled India. The BJP’s dominance in the election signifies the desire for change among India’s people. Congress was viewed as corrupt with a weak foreign policy, unable to improve India’s economy. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the…
  • Q&A with Alec Ross, Former Senior Advisor for Innovation to Hillary Clinton

    John Sinden
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:30 am
    Alec Ross, one of today’s leading thinkers on innovation, has spent his career helping investors, corporations, and government leaders better understand the implications for technology in the public sphere. I asked Ross for his thoughts on technology, censorship, and the private sector’s role in development. Here’s what he had to say. Q. Throughout your career, you’ve had an immense impact on the relationship between diplomacy and technology. Can you please share with us a moment from your career in which you’ve seen technology influence change in a developing country that was…
  • Cross-University Course Enrollment Now Available Through International Relations Online

    John Sinden
    22 May 2014 | 5:00 am
    We are pleased to announce that International Relations Online students now have the opportunity to take courses from other top universities around the nation through a unique cross-university course enrollment initiative. This cross-university offering is facilitated by 2U Inc., the technology partner responsible for the creation, deployment, and maintenance of our online educational platform. Through this cross-university course enrollment, our IR students will have access to courses available from a number of top online graduate programs. Participating programs include:* MPH@GW: The online…
 
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • Dating Site OkCupid Admits To Experimenting On User’s Compatibility Data

    Carrie Ann
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    OkCupid duped users by inflating percentage scores when they actually had low compatibility, telling them that their compatibility score was 60 or 90% In a bid to refine the formula for finding love, online dating site OkCupid admitted to altering thousands of user profiles in a series of experiment including regularly pairing up seemingly mismatched people with fake statistics about how compatible they were. The revelations came on the heels of criticism of Facebook admitting to misleading users with posts to see how it influenced emotions of its users. In early 2012, the social network…
  • Lithium battery that could last for days may be coming soon

    Anna Domanska
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:04 pm
    (Image: Pearstone VW-VBK180 Lithium-Ion Battery) Battery life remains a huge issue in devices ranging from smartphones to electric vehicles. While computing technology continues to evolve at a breakneck speed, battery technology has been stuck in limbo for several years. Very few smartphones can make it through a single day of usage without needing to be charged. However we might soon able to have a mobile phone with double or triple the battery life. Thanks to a new breakthrough from a team of researchers at Stanford University, who have created the ‘holy grail’ of battery design, a…
  • Bose Files Lawsuit Against Beats Electronics Over Noise-Cancelling Patent

    Christy Gren
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am
    The new suit means that Apple has to battle new patent infringements, in addition to its ongoing patent infringement case with Samsung and others. Bose Corp, one of the leading companies when it comes to sound technology has sued Beats Electronics overmultiple alleged patents it holds related to noise-cancelling headphone technology, just months after the company was acquired for billions by Apple. The new suit means that Apple has to battle new patent infringements, in addition to its ongoing patent infringement case with Samsung and others. On Friday, Bose filed a lawsuit in the U.S.
  • UK Begins Bidding for Fracking Licenses Today

    Carrie Ann
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Grasmere Village, Lake District, Cumbria, England, UK The U.K is set to begin, the bidding process today, for the next set onshore oil and gas exploration licenses, including shale gas, a solution is viewed as a less expensive and more secure energy source. The details for the bidding are yet to be set out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Although, it has been comfirmed that a large portion of the U.K. will be open for bidding offers, however the regions thought to be shale gas prospects are more diminutive, and are as of now half-secured by licenses. “Shale gas in Britain…
  • Social media’s changing trend, users get paid for profitable posts

    Anna Domanska
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    Bonzo Me pays users up to 80 percent of the earnings it receives from revenues of user generated posts. This month two new social networks were launched that share their profits with users for posts which go viral and attract advertisers. Instead of keeping the earnings for themselves, Bonzo Me and Bubblews provide unique ways for their users to make a buck for the material they share. The approach followed by these two new rising social networks is different from the popular social media sites like Facebook and Twitter who use their users’ posts to create traffic and attract…
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    Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

  • HIRED – The First Ever Recruitment Party by jobsDB Philippines

    Raffy Pekson II
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    jobsDB Philippines pioneers another innovation in the recruitment industry with HIRED – the jobsDB Recruitment Party. HIRED aims to provide job seekers with job opportunities in the BPO and Call center industries, one of the country’s fastest growing and highest-paying employment sectors.
  • Loire Valley Wines From the Garden of France

    Raffy Pekson II
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    I was privileged to be invited to a wine tasting event at the La Veranda of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila hotel, hosted by Bernard and Jorinda Flour, the dynamic management team of the famed Le Cellier French Select Wines. They named this exquisite dinner experience "Loire Valley Wine Dinner," and Loire Valley is often referred to as the Cradle of the French or the Garden of France.
  • Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza Launches Help for Typhoon Glenda Victims

    Raffy Pekson II
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila recently launched a donation program for the victims of typhoon Glenda. In partnership with ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation, Sofitel Manila mobilizes the entire Accor Hotels group in a unified effort to assist the victims of the recent devastation and deliver relief goods to the families affected by the typhoon.
  • Globe’s Public Advisory for Typhoon Glenda

    Raffy Pekson II
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Globe Telecom announced that areas heavily affected by Typhoon Glenda also experienced service disruption due to commercial power outages. In its initial network assessment report mobile services were affected in Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Marinduque, Masbate, Quezon and Sorsogon.
  • Free Calls for LINE Philippines Subscribers

    Raffy Pekson II
    18 Jun 2014 | 10:57 am
    Beginning Tuesday, June 17, 2014 until July 1, 2014, LINE Philippines will offer its Philippine subscribers LINE Premium Call Credits (up to 300 credits in total) that will allow users of the mobile messenger app free calls to any fixed/land line or mobile phone in the world. In addition to this, LINE users will get an exclusive LINE sticker set by sending LINE messages during the promo period.
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    E Hacking News - Hacker News and Latest IT Security News

  • New variant of Android Ransomware 'SimpLocker' spotted

    Sabari Selvan
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    A New variant of the Android Ransomware known as 'SimpLocker' has been spotted by Security researchers at ESET. This new variant has a few significant improvements including the language in which the fake warning message is written, it is now in English rather than Russian.The malware is masquerading as a flash player for the Android and tricks users into installing it with administrator privileges . Once the device is infected, it will show a ransom message saying that your device is locked because you were doing illegal things and demands you to pay around $300.One of the variant attaches…
  • Cyber Security & Privacy Foundation certifies Security Products

    Sabari Selvan
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    Cyber Security and Privacy Foundation(CSPF) has certified a few security products after extensive testing.CSPF has selected Avast Antivirus and ESET Nod32 as best anti virus products which is suitable for Indian environment. "DiskCryptor" in disk encryption category, "React OS" in operating system category, 'Zemana' and 'Keyscrambler' in Anti keylogger category, "IronWASP" in Web Application pentesting tool category have all been certified by the CSPF. We asked the founder of CSPF  Mr. J. Prasanna if CSPF will certify any other products in the future and on what basis these tools were…
  • Indexeus.org website hacked by Pernicious Developers 2014

    Sabari Selvan
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    A day after Security blogger Brian Krebs published an article entitled "Even Script Kids Have a Right to Be Forgotten", hackers breached the Indexeus website(indexeus.org) Yesterday, Krebs wrote an article about "Indexeus" which is a new search engine containing database of stolen user names and passwords from more than 100 data breaches. According to KrebsOnSecurity, the database contained stolen credentials from the recent Yahoo and Adobe breaches.The site also contained databases of few hacker forums that have been hacked. It seems to have ticked off many hackers.  Today, the website…
  • Kronos: A new Banking Trojan for sale in Underground forums

    Sabari Selvan
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    Researchers from Trusteer have discovered a new Banking Trojan dubbed as "Kronos" which is being sold in the Underground forum.The malware is being sold for $7,000 and the cyber criminals are offering one week test for the price of $1,000 with full access to the command and control server without any limitation.Similar to other banking Trojans, this new malware also capable of doing form grabbing and HTML Injection.Kronos has user-mode rootkit(ring3) capabilities that will help this trojan to defend itself from other pieces of malware, will work in both 32bit and 64 bit Operating systems.It…
  • Researchers say GameOver malware is back

    Sabari Selvan
    13 Jul 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Last month, DOJ announced that International law enforcement agencies disrupted the Game Over Botnet.   However, Researchers at Sophos say the GameOver malware is back.Researchers spotted several spam campaign and analyzed a few samples of the new version.The new version has few modifications.  One of them is removing Necurs rootkit part from the malware.The second modification is using Domain generation algorithm(DGA) as the primary command and control mechanism instead of Peer-to-Peer protocol."We do not know if it is being operated by the same people that were indicted last…
 
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe Talks About British Urban Film Festival 2014

    ingram jones
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:29 am
    BUFF (British Urban Film Festival) Owner Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe talks about the 2014 Festival, how Buff Originated, discussing the meaning of “Urban” and what to look forward at BUFF 2014. Movies such as “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” & “Music for Mandela” are 2 of the many movies, not forgetting “Montanna” Directed by Mo Ali. To see the trailers of both The Trials of Muhammad Ali & Music For Mandela click here http://www.bayloricworldwide.com Book your tickets for BUFF 2014 NOW!! http://www.britishurbanfilmfestival.co.uk/Filed under:…
  • BRYANT JENNINGS ” MIKE PEREZ IS MEANT TO BE MY TOUGHEST FIGHT? WE’LL SEE!”

    ingram jones
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    BRYANT JENNINGS ” MIKE PEREZ IS MEANT TO BE MY TOUGHTEST FIGHT? WE’LL SEE!” Top Heavyweight Contender Bryant “By-By” Jennings talks to BaylorIC TV about his upcoming fight against the dangerous Mike Perez.Bryant also talks about the upcoming fight between Tyson Fury & Dereck Chisora, his thoughts on the heavyweight division and also when he met Roger Mayweather and discussed about the best boxers in the world coming from the “Mid-West” Bryant Jennings Vs Mike Perez July 26th Madison Square Garden Filed under: BaylorIC Boxing, BaylorIC Worldwide,…
  • Bermane Stiverne confirms that he WILL Fight Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” In November

    ingram jones
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    BERMANE STIVERNE RESPONDS TO DEONTAY WILDER’S CALL OUT VIDEO “THIS IS NOT THE WWE!” WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World Bermane Stiverne tells BaylorIC TV that he will be fighting Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder in November.Stiverne talks about Wilder’s “Call Out” Video, David Haye and much more. A must listen interview. http://www.bayloricworldwide.comFiled under: Sport Tagged: BaylorIC TV, Bermane Stiverne, Bermane Stiverne Interview, Bermane Stiverne latest, Bermane Stiverne News, Boxing, Breaking News, DEONTAY WILDER, Fury Vs Chisora,…
  • TYSON FURY ” I CAN BEAT DERECK CHISORA WITH ONE HAND BEHIND MY BACK!”

    ingram jones
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:24 am
    TYSON FURY ahead of his rematch with DERECK CHISORA at the PHONES4U Arena in Manchester on July 26th tells BaylorIC TV’s INGRAM JONES that he will be able to beat Chisora one handed. Tyson Fury was interviewed at the face off in the Odeon Cinema in Kensington,London. Team Fury are no strangers to BaylorIC TV with two full blown audio interviews available on our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/bayloric Filed under: BaylorIC Boxing, Boxing, Combat Sports, ingram jones, Inside Story, Latest Boxing News, London News, media, Tyson Fury News, USA, USA Boxing Tagged: Boxnation,…
  • Is Anthony Joshua the next best thing or an accident waiting to happen?

    ingram jones
    12 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    In this video I talk about the Olympic heavyweight champion Antony Joshua who takes a step up in class tonight against the former British and European Heavyweight Champion Matt Skelton. Skelton also challenged Chagev and lost for a version of the world title which chagev  reclaimed last weekend in a dreadful title matchup with fres quendo. Joshua in some quarters has been labelled the next big thing, yes he is very big and strong and built similarly to Frank Bruno. Frank despite often being criticized became a world champion, the other person Joshua is being compared to is Audley Harrison…
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • The Second Cold War?

    Gordon G. Chang
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    “Do you believe that the US-Russian relations are now at Cold War levels?” CNN’s Candy Crowley asked Dianne Feinstein on Sunday. “Yes,” replied the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. During the same interview, on the State of the Union program, Feinstein hinted at the problems of imposing sanctions on Moscow, even in the aftermath of the murderous downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 last week with a missile almost certainly of Russian origin. “It’s difficult, because you need Russian help in so many things,” she said to Crowley. “The P5+1, Syria, and it goes on…
  • Russia and China Shun Iranian Nuclear Talks

    Gordon G. Chang
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    The big story from Vienna is not that discussions this week with Iran over its enrichment of uranium are not going well. Such a failure was virtually inevitable. The big story is who is not in town for the ill-fated proceedings, an effort to stop what many suspect is a disguised nuclear weapons program.  US Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary William Hague, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier are all in Vienna for talks with their Iranian counterpart. The top diplomats of the remaining two members of the P5+1, the…
  • China’s Collision Course with Itself

    Gordon G. Chang
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Shi Yinhong, an international relations professor at Beijing’s Renmin University, has just issued a warning that Chinese leaders will not be deterred from engaging in increasingly provocative conduct. “There could be some tactical change in the direction of moderation but I cannot see any fundamental change in strategic orientation,” he told John Garnaut of the Sydney Morning Herald. As Garnaut noted in messages to me this month, Beijing tells the world that “we will keep going and we will win.” Shi, however, has been saying that what the Chinese really mean is, in Garnaut’s…
  • North Korea to Counter China’s Bold Play for Seoul

    Gordon G. Chang
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    Xi Jinping arrived in Seoul today on a groundbreaking trip. Analysts in Asia, where symbolism is closely watched, invest the visit with great significance. Xi, after all, is the first Chinese leader to travel to the South Korean capital before going to Pyongyang. “The message,” says John Delury of Yonsei University in Seoul, “is that if North Korea continues to keep Beijing at a distance and not work harder to keep China happy, then China will tilt towards South Korea.” The oft-quoted Delury is undoubtedly correct, and his remark suggests that China thinks it can ultimately shape…
  • Study Finds Chinese Economy a Third Smaller Than Claimed

    Gordon G. Chang
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:19 pm
    In a report released on June 20th, the business research organization Conference Board recalculates Chinese gross domestic product going back to 1952. Economist Harry Wu estimates that China from 1978 to 2012 grew an average of 7.2 percent a year. Beijing’s National Bureau of Statistics reports 9.8 percent average annual growth during that period. Wu believes that official numbers for 1952 to 1977 are generally accurate, at least when considered over the period as a whole. China’s figures, therefore, have become less reliable over time. The discrepancy in the 1978–2012 period, which…
 
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    Michael J. Totten's blog

  • Welcome to Vietnam

    Michael J. Totten
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Ho Chi Minh would be appalled if he could see Vietnam now. Well, perhaps not appalled—he was less doctrinaire than the likes of Vladimir Lenin and Fidel Castro, and even hard-line ideologues can become more flexible over time—but he certainly wouldn’t recognize it. The Doi Moi market reforms that began in 1986 (a mere eleven years after the fall of Saigon and national unification under the Communist Party) and a general slackening of state micromanagement have transformed the country out of all recognition. Theodore Dalrymple visited in the late 1980s when much of the old system was…
  • The Death of the Latest Middle East Peace Process

    Michael J. Totten
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    Ben Birnbaum and Amir Tibon have written an exhaustively detailed and compulsively readable narrative of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that collapsed three months ago for The New Republic. We know how the story ends because it is already history, and most of us are cynical enough now that we knew how it would end before it even began, but it’s a fascinating and suspenseful read all the same because it looked for a while there like some kind of deal actually might have been struck. Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas are both capable of being more flexible and reasonable than their…
  • Hamas Chooses Guns Over Butter

    Michael J. Totten
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    The current round of fighting between Israel and Hamas will likely wind down as soon as the Israel Defense Forces are confident that the vast network of underground tunnels has been dismantled, but until then, fat chance. Paul Alster at Fox says the IDF has so far uncovered at least 28 tunnels with more than 60 access shafts, and Ben Piven at Al Jazeera makes it clear that these tunnels are used offensively. “Tunnels are just one weapon used by the resistance,” Abu Obeida, a Qassam spokesman, told Al Jazeera. “They can move from a defensive position to an offensive one in any…
  • Israel is Not Going Anywhere

    Michael J. Totten
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    An Israeli journalist gave his Palestinian cameraman a tour of Tel Aviv and this is what happened: On the Ayalon Highway, the highway leading to the big city, he first laid eyes upon the tall buildings, Tel Aviv’s towers, the branching road system, the bridges, the lights, the life. It was all so different from Gaza, which seemed light years away to him. On the way, we passed the sites Hamas terrorists struck some years before: the Dizengoff commercial center, the Dolphinarium night club, Mike’s Place bar and others. When the astonishment faded from his face, he summarized it thus:…
  • Going in Circles in Gaza

    Michael J. Totten
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    Now that the Israelis have mounted a ground invasion of Gaza, casualties are climbing on each side. According to NPR, 20 Israelis have been killed so far along with more than 400 Palestinians. Hamas claims it kidnapped an Israeli soldier, but the Israelis say no one has been taken. I don’t know who to believe, but Hamas’ claim would be more credible if its commanders had a name and photograph of the person they say they've kidnapped. The Israelis are systematically demolishing underground tunnels leading into Israel from Gaza and are not likely to agree to a cease-fire at this point until…
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    Alexander J. Motyl's blog

  • An Interview with Jiri Valenta

    Alexander J. Motyl
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Below is an interview I conducted recently with Jiri Valenta, a distinguished scholar of Soviet and post-Soviet studies. MOTYL: Jiri, you’re one of the world’s most experienced and knowledgeable observers of Russia. How would you characterize the downing of Malaysian flight MH17 and the ongoing Russian war against Ukraine? VALENTA: The ongoing war in Ukraine has involved a covert military intervention by Russia that is slowly becoming overt. The downing of the Malaysian plane is a game-changer. Thus, as bodies arrive in the Netherlands, two more Ukrainian planes have been downed and a new…
  • How Much Are Ukrainian and Malaysian Lives Worth?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When Vladimir Putin’s proxies shot down a Malaysian Airlines jet with close to 300 passengers over eastern Ukraine on July 17th, I was shocked. But I wasn’t shocked on July 15th, when the former head of the Ukrainian General Staff stated that 330 Ukrainian soldiers had died in the course of Kyiv’s anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine, while the press liaison of the National Security and Defense Council said the correct number was 258. Both numbers were immediately wrong, as some 10 soldiers were killed that day. The sad fact is that I’m getting used to Putin’s killing spree.
  • What’s Rong with Wrussia?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    Everything, according to some. Many things, according to others. Nothing, according to many Russians. Back in 2004, two US academics, Andrei Shleifer and Daniel Treisman, wrote a controversial piece for Foreign Affairs in which they argued that statistics proved that Russia was a “normal country.” Since they focused on mostly economic parameters, such as GDP, income distribution, and the like, they had a point. What Shleifer and Treisman overlooked was the politics. Do “normal” countries normally invade their neighbors, lop off bits and pieces of foreign territory, support…
  • Contradictions Define Kremlin Apologists

    Alexander J. Motyl
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    According to the conventional wisdom, Vladimir Putin and his Western supporters propagate a uniform message throughout the world. At its most extreme, this view sees Russia as having a formidable propaganda machine that is running roughshod over the Western media and public.   In fact, Putin and his supporters and apologists often disagree. One reason may be that the machine just isn’t as formidable as it’s made out to be. Another may be that the Kremlin’s supporters make mistakes when interpreting or anticipating the frequently contradictory or incomprehensible statements of the…
  • Ukrainians Die, as Europe Coos

    Alexander J. Motyl
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    Excuse the lurid title, but it’s only a variant of a headline that appeared many years ago in a New York tabloid: “Mother Dies, as Baby Coos.” I can’t speak for the accuracy of that headline, but today’s variant is, alas, all too valid. Because the fact is that Ukrainian soldiers are dying at the hands of Vladimir Putin’s terrorist hirelings as European states—and the European Union—are engaging the Kremlin with baby talk and diplo-babble. Twenty-seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed by the terrorists during the cease-fire declared by President Petro Poroshenko more than a week…
 
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    Nerve Spark

  • Digital Dreaming

    Keean Sarani
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Flower crowns. Flower crowns everywhere. Oh, and neon. Lots of neon. For two days each year, the biggest and best electronic dance music artists, or EDM as many call it, congregate in Toronto for a mega festival of lights, ravers and food. The people are what make festivals fun. The wild costumes just hype up the crowd and give good vibes for all to enjoy their weekend. The typical outfit for any festival going female is obviously your faded and ripped jorts with that ever so unique flower crown. The dudes just stuck with the good ol’ tanktop and looked like every other person their.
  • We’re going to Digital Dreams, and you can come too

    David Fang
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:14 pm
    For two days, one of the biggest EDM festivals will be touching down in Toronto. 69 international and local artists will be lighting up the various stages down at the Toronto waterfront on June 28th and 29th. With just a cursory glance at the roster, one already knows that the third year of Digital dreams will be absolutely wild. Familiar international superstars like Tiesto, and The Chainsmokers will be playing alongside such fast-growing local sensations like Dzeko and Torres. You’ll be sure to find an artist you love, and fall in love with ones you haven’t heard of yet. Of…
  • Reset the Net on June 5

    Dennis Fan
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:33 pm
    We at Neuron Magic believe in a free and open Internet free from mass surveillance. On June 5th, some of the largest websites in the world are participating in Reset the Net, to inform visitors of the things they can do to protect their privacy in the age of indiscriminate collection. We’re standing with websites big and small, on June 5th, to show that we can make a difference to loosen the grip surveillance agencies like the NSA and CSEC have on our Internet. Furthermore, we are glad to announce that within the next few months, we will be rolling out HTTPS encryption for all Nerve…
  • The fight for transit among Ontario parties

    Victor Nechita
    29 May 2014 | 7:20 pm
    It’s no secret that Toronto has one of the worst transit systems in North America. The only way to travel from the Airport to Downtown Toronto is either by taxi or shuttle bus, a method of travel straight from the 1930s. However, the results of the upcoming June 12 election is bound to change that. Toronto is now constructing more transit systems than any other city in North America and the construction will continue for many years down the road. The one problem is that completing a transit plan takes decades, but an election cycle swings around every couple of years. What…
  • Best NBA team of all-time, for only $15

    David Fang
    27 May 2014 | 6:51 pm
    We all know the arguments that arise when it comes to who you would choose to be in your All-Time NBA starting line-up. It’s always going to be a tough-call, and there is nothing that can ever be said to definitively pick out who would be in such a line-up. Magic or Stockton? Jordan or Bryant? O’Neal or Olajuwon? Well recently, a fun little game has been passed around the Internet, making this debate even more interesting than it already is. Pick your team. How about Stockton, Jordan, Pippen, Duncan & Shaq w/ $2 left over so we can have KD on the bench?
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    Ziad K Abdelnour

  • Failures Lead to Wisdom

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
      The post Failures Lead to Wisdom appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • Voice of America Interview with Ziad K Abdelnour

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    1) “Is the American Political System the latest Bubble?” The best way to look at this, I think, is that there’s a spectrum of default severities. At one end, you have the outright repudiation of sovereign debt, a la Ecuador in 2008; at the other end, you have the sequester, which involves telling a large number of government employees that the resources which were promised them will not, in fact, arrive. Right now, we’ve already reached the point at which the government has broken very important promises indeed: We promised to pay hundreds of thousands of government employees…
  • Can Our Tax Code be Transformed from a Tool for Redistribution, to an Engine for Economic Growth? – By Scott A. Hodge – Financial Policy Council

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    Scott A. Hodge is President of the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C., and is recognized as one of Washington’s leading thinkers on tax and fiscal policy. During his tenure, the Tax Foundation has more than doubled in size and become one of the most influential organizations on tax policy in Washington and in state capitals. Scott frequently appears on radio and television—including CNBC, CNN, Fox Network, and Fox Business. He has written and edited three books on the federal budget and streamlining the government and has authored over 200 studies on tax policy and government…
  • Bob Pritchard’s Interview with Ziad K Abdelnour, President & CEO Blackhawk Partners, Inc.

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
      The post Bob Pritchard’s Interview with Ziad K Abdelnour, President & CEO Blackhawk Partners, Inc. appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • Ziad K Abdelnour, President & CEO Blackhawk Partners, Inc. At the Harvard Club, NYC

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    Ziad K Abdelnour is the author of “Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics” and a regular panelist and speaker on private equity and venture capital topics at industry conferences nationwide. Mr. Ziad Abdelnour also serves on the Advisory board of DPG Investments, a recognized premier multi strategy global merchant banking, alternative investment, management and advisory firm. Page by page, Economic Warfare: Strips away the veneer to reveal the true agenda behind our expanding central government Describes the damage that has been inflicted upon…
 
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  • Here Are 5 Tips To Win When You’re At Chipotle

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    ... The post Here Are 5 Tips To Win When You’re At Chipotle appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Have You Ever Wanted To Have Sex On A Chipotle? Sorry Someone Beat You To It NCAA bans hashtags 5 Chipotle Secret Menu Items
  • Texas Kicker Nick Rose Took A Ridiculous Picture For The Team’s Website

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    29 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    ... The post Texas Kicker Nick Rose Took A Ridiculous Picture For The Team’s Website appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: According To Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Nick Saban Will Leave Alabama For Texas Kirk Herbstreit On Nick Saban Going To Texas: “There’s No Chance Of That Happening” Texas fans sell T-shirts and start a petition to bring Nick Saban to Austin
  • Chrissy Teigen Went With A Black See-Through Dress At A Party

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    29 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    ... The post Chrissy Teigen Went With A Black See-Through Dress At A Party appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Chrissy Teigen Never Wears Underwear, Because Underwear Is Stupid and Chrissy Teigen Is Awesome Chrissy Teigen See Through Dress For Vegas Magazine Chrissy Teigen’s ESPYs Outfit Is Nice
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    29 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    ... The post Watch This Bartender Set A Guy On Fire With A Flaming Shot appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Nets Fire Coach P.J. Carlesimo, Eye Phil Jackson Again NCAA bans hashtags Watch A Kid Get Hit By A Scooter During A Fight
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    29 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    ... The post Check Out 8 Jobs That Can Make You Happy And Rich appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Check Out This Infographic On Why People Quit Their Jobs Steve Jobs: Steve Jobs left a time capsule that has been uncovered after 30 years NCAA bans hashtags
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  • Twitter's users and usage grow, investors cheer

    Ogbodo
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    By Ian Sherr Twitter reports revenue and profit above analyst expectations, but the company also shows that more people were on the social network and using it longer. …Read More Source: SCIENCE& TECHNOLOGY The post Twitter's users and usage grow, investors cheer appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • 'Star Trek' Borg cube mini-fridge: Refrigeration isn't futile

    Ogbodo
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    By Amanda Kooser This particular Borg cube wants to assimilate your beverages and food to keep them at optimum temperatures for consumption. …Read More Source: SCIENCE& TECHNOLOGY The post 'Star Trek' Borg cube mini-fridge: Refrigeration isn't futile appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Schalke 2-1 Stoke City: Bojan scores but Potters beaten

    Ogbodo
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    The former Barcelona forward netted for the first time since joining Mark Hughes’s side this summer but the Bundesliga side’s class saw them through to victory in Austria …Read More Source: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Schalke 2-1 Stoke City: Bojan scores but Potters beaten appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Sabella quits Argentina

    Ogbodo
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    The 59-year-old guided his nation to the World Cup final in Brazil this summer, where they lost 1-0 to Germany, and has decided not continue as national team boss …Read More Source: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Sabella quits Argentina appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Gremio confirms Scolari appointment

    Ogbodo
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    The 65-year-old has made a swift return to management after his time in charge of Brazil came to an end following its devastating World Cup exit. …Read More Source: SPORTS NEWS The post Gremio confirms Scolari appointment appeared first on 1Push Naija.
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  • Eid Mubarak SMS in English – Eid Mubarak SMS

    Owais ghori
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    Ramadan is going to end and only few days are left and all of the Muslims will say goodbye to the holy month for the whole year. Indeed Ramadan is the holy month and Allah gives the reward of one righteous thing ten times higher than usual and no doubt observing fast for the Muslims is not a way task especially in the very hot season. But Allah loves His all creation and specially Muslims so that is why Allah gave the gift of Ei-ul-Fitr to all of the Muslims so that they can celebrate and enjoy their rewards which they have earned in the month of the Ramadan.   Eid Mubarak SMS Click Here…
  • Eid card – HD Quality Eid Card Gift From Islami World

    Farhat Naz
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    Eid-ul-Fitr is very important day for Muslims because on the day of the Eid Muslims celebrate and enjoy, this is the very special Eid Almighty Allah has given the gift to Muslims. Eid-ul-Fitr comes in the month of the Shawal which is the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. Shawal is the month which comes next to the month of Ramadan. In Ramadan Muslims observe fasting and no doubt keeping fast is very hard task especially in the very hot season. So accordance to the efforts of the Ramadan Almighty Allah gave the gift of the Eid-ul-Fitr to the Muslims so that they can refresh and enjoy on…
  • Eid Mubarak SMS in Hindi – Eid SMS

    Farhat Naz
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    Eid-ul-Fitr is the holy festival in Islam; it is celebrated in the month of the Shawal which is the tenth month of the Islamic calendar. Eid-ul-Fitr is called as the sweet Eid, this Eid is basically the gift of almighty Allah. Before Eid all Muslims observe fasting in the month of Ramadan and no doubt keeping fast specially in the very hot season is not an easy task so Allah gave the gift of Eid-ul-Fitr to Muslims as reward of the holy Ramadan so that Muslims can enjoy and refresh their hearts and souls. In Subcontinent the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr is very different people in India and…
  • Eid Mubarak Wallpapers 2014 – HD Quality Eid Wallpapers

    mahvish
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    Every Religion has particular festivals and the Muslims have two special occasion which are called as Eid. Although there are two Eids in the Islam but the most favorite on is Eid-ul-Fitr, this Eid id the special gift from almighty Allah for those who observe fasting in the whole month of Ramadan. This is called as sweet Eid usually the kids love this they enjoy a lot on this Eid. Muslims from all over the world celebrate this Eid according to their rituals and customs. But Muslims in the world prepare best sweet dishes and send those dishes to friends and relatives for wishing them holy…
  • Hamas claims to capture one Israeli soldier while Israel dismiss the claim amid continued violence

    Majid Dawood
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Israel denied capturing of any of its soldiers by Hamas during last night fighting, as the Health Ministry of Gaza said the number of death has crossed 500. The Israeli ambassador to the United Nations said that the rumors of capturing of Israeli soldier are untrue. The Hamas’ military wing Al-Qassam Brigades claimed that during the overnight fighting one Israeli soldier named Shaul Aron had been captured. Osama Hamdan who is a Hamas spokesman and leader told that Israeli soldier had been captured saying that Al-Qassam brigades has given all the information about the military…
 
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  • Executive Review: ‘Oregairu’ Is a Refreshing Take on a Tired Romantic Comedy Genre

    Kevin Xiang
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    When I first looked at the title of this anime, I was hesitant to pick it up. Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabu Kome wa Machigatteiru, also known as My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU and OreGairu, at first glance, was another one of those done to death light novel-based anime with an obnoxiously long title and a typical romantic […]
  • Week Two: ‘Akame ga KILL!’ Overtakes ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ In Summer Anime Vote

    Kevin Xiang
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Akame ga KILL! has surpassed Tokyo Ghoul in week two voting for the top ten anime of Summer 2014, according to data supplied by Anime Trending. Tokyo Ghoul had held the top spot in the first week, now dropping to fourth, while Akame ga KILL! had previously peaked at the second slot, now reveling in a […]
  • f(x)’s Sulli to Go On Hiatus After Surge in Internet Hate Comments, SM Announces

    Grace Lin
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    f(x) singer and actress Sulli will be on temporary hiatus after a barrage of hate comments online, parent company SM Entertainment confirmed today, along with the announcement that promotions of the group’s third album ‘Red Light’ would be ending. SM Entertainment released a statement, which said in-part: “Sulli is tired and has been showing pain because […]
  • A Fangirl’s Reaction to Free! Eternal Summer

    Catherine Yu
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:50 pm
    The members of the Iwatobi Swim Club – then and now – are back in the second season of Free!: Free! Eternal Summer. It has been highly anticipated by fans of the anime around the world and the first episode finally aired on July 2nd. How has the second season followed the first season? Here’s […]
  • The Deadliest Day in Gaza: UN Security Council to Meet As Death Toll Mounts

    Andrew Peng
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    A spokesperson for Hamas’ armed military wing said that the group had captured an Israeli soldier amid the deadliest day of fighting in the Gaza Strip since Israel announced the start of a limited ground invasion on Thursday The masked spokesman for the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Abu Ubaida (also identified as Obeida), spoke on a […]
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  • This Photo Will Definitely Make You Cringe!

    Diamond Jay
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Is this for real?!!! What does a face modification like this do to anyone, make you beautiful or add some burdens to you. Not forgetting that it puts you at serious risk of getting different diseases. Besides, i wonder what this will look like when they are older. This is sad and ugly, what do you think? drop your comments below.. The post This Photo Will Definitely Make You Cringe! appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • MUSIC VIDEO: Olamide – Story For The gods

    Diamond Jay
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    YBNL boss and consistent Nigerian rapper, Olamide releases the visuals for his new single, “Story For The gods.” Watch the much anticipated video below.. The post MUSIC VIDEO: Olamide – Story For The gods appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • NEW MUSIC: G-Eazy – Say (Feat. French Montana)

    Diamond Jay
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    G-Eazy releases a new single, “Say” featuring French Montana over the haunting production of veteran Ty Fyffe. Check out the SPIN premiere below, as G-Eazy’s These Things Happen LP is out now on iTunes. The post NEW MUSIC: G-Eazy – Say (Feat. French Montana) appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • Drake Sets A New Billboard Record

    Diamond Jay
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    Drake achieves yet another milestone with his fourteenth number one song on a Billboard charts, thereby putting together a legacy in the rap game. Drake’s collaboration with Lil Wayne, “Believe Me,” has hit number one on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, marking this accomplishment. According to Bilboard, “Lil Wayne and Drake rewrite R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay history, as ‘Believe Me’ rises 2-1. With the ascent, featured artist Drake scores his 14th No. 1, passing Usher (13) for the most leaders in the chart’s 22-year history. Meanwhile, Lil Wayne becomes just the…
  • ALBUM STREAM: Gucci Mane – The Oddfather

    Diamond Jay
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    After announcing a new album “The Oddfather” just last week, Gucci comes through today with a full stream of the project, which officially dropped yesterday. The release date apparently coincided with Gucci’s court date, although we’ve received no updates on that matter. The Oddfather is entirely produced by C4, and features the usual suspects: Young Thug, PeeWee Longway, Young Scooter, OJ Da Juiceman and more. Stream the 14-track below, and you can purchase it on iTunes. The post ALBUM STREAM: Gucci Mane – The Oddfather appeared first on AirVibez.com.
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  • Enter the Champions-It's Germany

    asil jalal
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:03 am
    Rio DE Janiero-Mario Goetze scored a superb extra time goal to lead the Germany to victory over Argentina in the world cup final.The Bayern Munich striker Goetze penetrated through the Argentine Resistance in the 133th minute of the game and broke Messi's Dream of winning world cup.The decisive goal of the final came out when the penalties were looming in front of 77,738 fans present in the Maracana Stadium.Andre Schuerrle broke in from the left wing and passed the ball to Goetze,who scored.The 22 year old took the ball on his chest and then volleyed past Sergio Romero.Th Argentina and Messi…
  • Once Again Government Lied to the People

    Muhammad Talha
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Islamabad: The government of Pakistan is currently criticized because of its several badly ruled matters and the government was finding solution in order to shut up the opposition. Then the government decided to spread a rumor which influenced its popularity. The minister of Treasury Ishaq Dar started saying that the Economic growth rate in the passing year is estimated to be about 4.1% which is a historical number. The government tried to convince everyone that they are telling the truth and somehow they managed to do so. But now the matter is disclosed suddenly which tells us that the…
  • Abdullah's rejection of Election result may lead to bloody Ethnic standoff

    asil jalal
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:49 am
    Kabul-Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah rejected the initial report on election results and called it a bloody coup against the people of Afghanistan.This statement may lead to a deadly situation in the country and could result in civil war.The independent election commission on Monday reported that the Ashraf Ghani has won the second round of the elections that took place on June 14 by securing 56% of the votes while Abdullah secured 43% of the votes.Abdullah's camp responded angrily and said that the results did not throw all the fraudulent votes."We don't support results…
  • Germany will win the Worldcup: Joey Ayad The Queen of Prediction

    Muhammad Talha
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    Cairo: Joey Ayad is famous because of her predictions and she has captured the attention of media several times by her accurate predictions. She predicted the Snowfall in Egypt and she also predicted the earthquakes along with the change in borders of many areas and those things happened.Recently, Joey Ayad is once again under the spot light because of the predictions she made. She said that Germany is likely to win the worldcup. She also said that a country which has a large area will be struck by Earthquake before Ramadan Ends so a probability is there that an earthquake might come in this…
  • Brazil's Neymar out of the World Cup

    asil jalal
    5 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Fortaleza-The Brazilian forward Neymar Jr. has been ruled out of the world cup after he suffered an injury and fractured his vertebrae in the closing stages of Brazil-Columbia quarter final."It is not serious in the sense that it doesn't need surgery,but he will need to immbolize it to recover"the team doctor said,after the player was taken to hospital."Unfortunately,he is not going to play the rest of the tournament",adding that the recovery might take some weeks.Neymar who has scored 4 goals this tournament is the key player for Brazilian side,he went down after a challenge from Colombian…
 
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  • Snoop Dogg, Bob Beckel and others admit to smoking pot in Obama White House [VIDEO]

    Jessica Kanter
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    Fox News’ ultra-liberal Bob Beckel said on “The Five” that, just as rapper Snoop Dogg claims to have done, he too has smoked marijuana in the White House. “I can’t criticize this guy (Snoop) because I’ve done dope in the White House myself,” Beckel said.  A nod to this being a customary practice in the Obama White House. Co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle let out an exasperated, “Oh, God.” “Are you breaking news?” asked their colleague Eric Bolling. “I did, yeah,” Beckel said.
  • GQ cover features new face of man who shot himself with shotgun

    Mindy Astoria
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:24 am
    Richard Norris was 22 when he shot himself in the face. This was back in 1997. He doesn’t remember how or why it happened, but his mom, who was three feet away, said it was an accident. She remembers pieces of Richard’s face showering her body. This was in the living room. The gunshot had blown off his nose, cheekbones, lips, tongue, teeth, jaw, and chin, leaving just his wide brown eyes and a swirl of nameless twisted flesh. The miracle that would come to define Richard’s life begins with these tragic details. Like most miracles, with each retelling, the edges of the story…
  • WATCH: MMA fighter hands it to thieves in gas station parking lot [VIDEO]

    Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Thieves decided to commit a robbery in Houston, Texas, not knowing that they were about to get their butts handed to them. Gas station worker, Mayura Dissanyake, is not only an expert in dispensing drinks and snacks — he happens to be an accomplished MMA fighter who was won five times the national championship in his native Sri Lanka, according to local staion KPRC. The surveillance tape shows his co-worker returning from the bank when he is attacked by the thieves. Dissanyake loses no time in rushing to help, kicking one of the robbers in the face and following up with a barrage of…
  • Real estate mega database Zillow set to acquire Trulia for 3.5 billion

    Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    Zillow has entered a definitive agreement to acquire its main competitor Trulia for $3.5 billion worth in stock. The deal is expected to consummate in 2015. Under the agreement, Zillow and Trulia will maintain their separate brands and Trulia CEO Pete Flint will stay on board and report to Spencer Rascoff. Flint and another Trulia director will join the board of directors for the new combined company. Talks to bring real estate’s two most visited sites together began six weeks ago, Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff according Inman News. Rascoff says the plan is to offer a portfolio of brands…
  • North Korea says nuclear strike on White House is imminent [VIDEO]

    Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:29 am
    Seoul (AFP) – A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula. The threat came from Hwang Pyong-So, director of the military’s General Political Bureau, during a speech to a large military rally in Pyongyang Sunday on the anniversary of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War. Hwang, who holds the rank of vice marshal in the Korean People’s Army, said a recent series of South Korea-US military drills, one of which included the…
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  • Top 10 Free Apps to Watch TV and Movies on Your iPhone/iPad

    adminBoth
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    There are a lot of apps that claim you can watch TV and movies for free by downloading an app to your iPhone or iPad. However, not all of them are actually usable or you download then find out that they are not as free as they claimed to be. This can be very frustrating for many people. However, do not give up hope yet. Here are the top 10 free apps to watch TV and movies on your iPhone/iPad. 10. WatchESPN If you are a sports enthusiast, you will love this app that will allow you to watch sports when you want to view them. You will have to make sure that your internet and TV provider is able…
  • Shahrukh Khan Net Worth in 2014 – What you need to know

    adminBoth
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Shahrukh Khan is one of the most richest Indian actors internationally. Born in 1965, 2nd November, his mother Mrs Lateef Fatima can be understood to have first inspired the great talent of Mr. Khan as she always believed that he was destined to be a great actor. This she speculated from the physical similarities of Mr. Khan and the famous Bollywood actor of the time – Dilip Kumar. Shahruhk Khan has been noted to resemble the acting skills of Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan and has always signified a strong trademark in his acting roles. Biography Born and raised in Delhi, Mr. Khan has…
  • Download Candy Crush Saga Download for PC (Windows 8/7/xp)

    adminBoth
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:17 pm
    If you are a gaming freak, there is some good news for you as you can now download Candy Crush Saga for PC. Candy Crush Saga is one of the most popular games under the sun and it is based on mobile platforms such as iOS and Android. This game actually involves a puzzle that you are supposed to solve in order to continue to the next level in the game. Candy Crush Saga gained immense popularity when it was initially introduced for mobile phone users. It was downloaded and played by thousands of people within the first week of its release. Not only does this game have a great game play, but it…
  • Whatsapp for PC Download (Windows 7/8/XP)

    adminBoth
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    If you are wondering how to download whatsapp for pc here is a quick guide for you. We shall discuss every step in detail. Moreover, we are going to answer a good number of questions you might be having on this subject. Keep reading. Why do you need to install whatsapp in your PC? Before we even talk about downloading whatsapp for PC, let us first of all understand the benefits of getting this application into your computer. First, you might be aware that whatsapp is the most used mobile instant messenger software for mobile devices in the world. Most of the iOS, Windows and Android phone…
  • Top 5 Most Seductive Perfumes for Women in 2014 Reviews

    adminBoth
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:59 am
    With several brands out there and many perfumes in the business, it is tricky to pick which one is the best scent for you. I have utilized aromas for more than 10 years and You might want to impart to you the world’s best ladies’ scents, exceptionally evaluated by Top style magazines as well as commentators, and I have picked 5 of my unequaled top choices which in any case I use work now. 5. Dolce & Gabbana Perfume Light Blue scent is ideal for the lady who is cool and sure. This scent, on account of its smooth synthesis of crisp and botanical notes, can undoubtedly move from…
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  • Singapore should sharpen its edge in Islamic finance

    Damia Abdullah
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    AT THE 2014 World Islamic Banking Conference held in Singapore last month, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) managing director Ravi Menon said “the sun is shining on Islamic finance”. The sector, which covers financial activities compliant with Syariah law, has grown much faster than other areas of finance in the past two decades, thanks in [...] The post Singapore should sharpen its edge in Islamic finance appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Greek Orthodox Church Shelters Muslim Families fleeing Gaza Conflict

    Damia Abdullah
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:42 am
    St. Porphyrios Church has thrown its doors open to hundreds of displaced Palestinians, some of the more than 140,000 who have fled their homes, according to the UN. Entire families are sleeping on thin sheets on the hard church floors, fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. During the day the adults try to keep [...] The post Greek Orthodox Church Shelters Muslim Families fleeing Gaza Conflict appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Union of Islamic World Students Asks International Bodies to Break Silence on Israeli Crimes

    Damia Abdullah
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    “The Muslim students of the world strongly condemn the savage and bullying attacks of the fake and usurper Zionist regime against the oppressed Gazans and the people in the occupied Palestine,” the statement said on Wednesday. It called on the international bodies to immediately end their shameful silence and take practical measures to stop the [...] The post Union of Islamic World Students Asks International Bodies to Break Silence on Israeli Crimes appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Iran President Blames Muslim Disunity for Israeli Crimes

    Damia Abdullah
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:35 pm
    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said lack of unity among Muslims has emboldened Israel to commit crimes against the people of Palestine. “If unity was preserved in the Islamic world, the usurper regime (Israel) would not dare to commit so many crimes in an enclave (the Gaza Strip) for 17 days,” he stressed. [...] The post Iran President Blames Muslim Disunity for Israeli Crimes appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • ISIS Opens Bus Tours Across Syria, Iraq Border

    Damia Abdullah
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:32 pm
    ISIS fighters in control over the war-ridden territories in Syria, Iraq border, organized a hop-on hop-off bus service over their “caliphate,” the Times of Israel reported Wednesday. “Running twice-weekly tours from Syria’s Raqa to Iraq’s Anbar, IS’ buses fly the group’s black flag and play jihadist songs throughout the journey,” the newspaper stated. The passengers [...] The post ISIS Opens Bus Tours Across Syria, Iraq Border appeared first on Amilin Post.
 
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  • Spiderman vs NYPD In Times Square ! BIZARRE Cellphone Video

    WebSolutions
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM FIND MORE BUZZWORTHY STORIES JUST GO HERE GO HERE FOR THE Spiderman vs Police Video VIDEO or HERE or EXTENDED VERSION [VIDEO] Spiderman vs NYPD In Times Square ! BIZARRE Cellphone Video – ‘…Mickey and Minnie Mouse stood dumbfounded, smiles plastered on their faces, and Elmo placed a red mitt to his cheek as the officer … Continue reading » The post Spiderman vs NYPD In Times Square ! BIZARRE Cellphone Video appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Airport Brawl Cop Slams Fox News Anchor Into Bench Police…
  • SWAT Team Storms Plane AMAZING Video Caught On Cellphone

    WebSolutions
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:14 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM FIND MORE BUZZWORTHY STORIES JUST GO HERE GO HERE FOR THE VIDEO or EXTENDED VIDEO VERSION HERE [VIDEO] SWAT Team Storms Plane AMAZING Video Caught On Cellphone – ‘…cell phone video shows at least a half-dozen heavily armed authorities storming onto an airplane while shouting at passengers to get their hands up… …The incident occurred onboard … Continue reading » The post SWAT Team Storms Plane AMAZING Video Caught On Cellphone appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Spiderman vs NYPD In Times…
  • When Rats Attack ! BIZARRE Claim – Rats Feeding On Bodies At DC Morgue

    WebSolutions
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM FIND MORE BUZZWORTHY STORIES JUST GO HERE GO HERE FOR THE VIDEO or HERE [VIDEO] When Rats Attack ! BIZARRE Claim – Rats Feeding On Bodies At DC Morgue – ‘…Former contractor says she was attacked by rats at DC’s Providence Hospital… …They were going into places like the anal area, the vaginal area, the pubic … Continue reading » The post When Rats Attack ! BIZARRE Claim – Rats Feeding On Bodies At DC Morgue appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Brutalized Cat Dies After Rescue…
  • PrideFest Arrest Prompts Outrage SHOCK Video

    WebSolutions
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM FIND MORE BUZZWORTHY STORIES JUST GO HERE GO HERE FOR THE VIDEO or HERE [VIDEO] PrideFest Arrest Prompts Outrage SHOCK Video – ‘…police officer punching a woman while trying to arrest her. According to the criminal complaint, Ariel Lawther was fighting with a man named Eric Moore… …The officer involved said when he went to break … Continue reading » The post PrideFest Arrest Prompts Outrage SHOCK Video appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Airport Brawl Cop Slams Fox News Anchor Into Bench…
  • Police Officer Choked By Woman ‘High On Meth’ Shock VIDEO

    WebSolutions
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM FIND MORE BUZZWORTHY STORIES JUST GO HERE GO HERE FOR THE VIDEO or HERE [VIDEO] Police Officer Choked By Woman ‘High On Meth’ – ‘…She aggressively approached Officer Rodriguez from behind and tried to choke her, at which time the officer went down… …Two other officers ran over to help and had to use a Taser … Continue reading » The post Police Officer Choked By Woman ‘High On Meth’ Shock VIDEO appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Airport Brawl Cop Slams Fox News Anchor…
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  • PlayStation 4 Firmware 1.75 update brings 3D Blu-ray support

    CoStaff
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    If you are a PlayStation 4 owner, the recently rollout firmware 1.75 update will bring 3D Blu-ray support to your next-gen console. In addition, the PS4 latest firmware update adds other minor adjustments, which includes improved sound quality during 1.5x playback, and the system messages have been moved from the right side of the screen […]
  • Nasir El-rufai lost a son to an auto crash in Abuja

    CoStaff
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Nasir El-rufai, lost his son, Hamza, in ghastly auto crash Tuesday. Hamza El-Rufai reportedly was in a fatal accident at Kubwa, Abuja Tuesday morning (5am-ish). His black Lexus sedan collided with a blue stationery Volkswagen Sharon. El-Rufai posted the death of his son earlier today on […]
  • North Korea threatens nuclear strike on United States

    CoStaff
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    North Korean high-ranking North Korean military official, Vice Marshall Hwang Pyong So threatened to launch a nuclear strike at the White House and U.S. military bases, blaming the United States of increasing anxiousness on the Korean peninsula. “If the US imperialists threaten our sovereignty and survival, our troops will fire our nuclear-armed rockets at the White House […]
  • Eid Mubarak: Happy Eid-ul-Fitri celebration

    CoStaff
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    Eid ul-Fitr is one of the most joyous days in the Islamic calendar, a celebration that marks the end of Ramadan: The holy month of fasting observed by muslims to praises Allah through the day, from dawn to dusk with fasting and prayers. We congratulate all of our muslim reader who have successfully undertaken the cleansing Ramadan fast. And […]
  • Bomb blast killed 5 in a church in Kano, several injured

    Coteam
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    Kano State Police Commissioner, Adenrele Shinaba confirms that 5 people have been killed and 8 severely injured in a bomb blast attack in Kano — The attack came shortly after the end of Sunday mass, when an improvised explosive devices was thrown into Saint Charles Catholic Church located in Sabongari area. Suspects have been arrested by […]
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