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  • The boobs on Fox News

    Foreign Policy
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
  • Hillary Clinton has some explaining to do about Saul Alinsky

    Spero News
    (author unknown)
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton not only wrote a thesis about Saul Alinsky - the leftist founder of so-called 'community organizing' - she worked with him directly, as revealed by recently uncovered correspondence.
  • Witness orcas’ brutal takedown of a tiger shark [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    It has to be seen to be believed, this group of orcas earning their nickname of killer whales much to the horror of the tiger shark in their sights.
  • Climate change more of a risk to the Greenland Ice Sheet than thought

    Environmental News Network
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    A new model developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that despite its apparent stability, the massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate change than earlier estimates have suggested, which would accelerate the rising sea levels that threaten coastal communities worldwide. In addition to assessing the impact of the increasing levels of meltwater created and spilled into the ocean each year as the climate continues to warm, the new model also takes into account the role that the soft, spongy ground beneath the ice sheet plays in its…
  • Oklahoma Beheading: ISIS Copycat Strikes

    TruthAlerts.com
    andyc
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    The FBI is looking into a beheading that took place in Oklahoma. They are trying to investigate and see if there are any ties to the Islamic State. A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.
 
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  • Europe's most dangerous border?

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    Syrian refugees flee to the Spanish territory of Melilla, and there are fears ISIS has too. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.
  • Five more bodies found on Japan's Mount Ontake after eruption

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Five more lifeless bodies have been found on the slopes of Japan's Mount Ontake, bringing the total number of presumed dead in a volcanic eruption Saturday to 36.
  • Dozens dead in volcanic eruption

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Five more lifeless bodies have been found on the slopes of Japan's Mount Ontake, bringing the total number of presumed dead in a volcanic eruption Saturday to 36.
  • Hong Kong protesters' tech tactics

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Armed with top-of-the-line phones on some of the world's fastest mobile networks, Hong Kong's young protesters organize at a lightning pace older generations of activists could have only dreamed of.
  • Solar plane to fly around the world

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 will make a record-breaking trip around the world. It will all start with Abu Dhabi
 
 
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    Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

  • Ted Cruz finds a core of support among social conservatives frustrated with GOP

    Sebastian Payne, Robert Costa
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    While there is not yet a front-runner in the early race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is quickly becoming the favored contender of social conservatives, riding a recent wave of fiery speeches and standing ovations at right-wing conferences. Read full article >>
  • U.S., Afghanistan sign security pact to allow American forces to remain in country

    Sudarsan Raghavan
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    KABUL, Afghanistan — The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a vital security deal that allows some American troops to remain in Afghanistan beyond this year, ensuring a continuing U.S. presence in the region. Read full article >>
  • Fact Checker: Did Intelligence agencies or the White House err on Islamic State?

    Glenn Kessler
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    CBS News correspondent Steve Kroft: “How did they [Islamic State terrorists] end up where they are, in control of so much territory? Was that a complete surprise to you?” President Obama: “I think our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria.” Read full article >>
  • In Hong Kong, protesters and government officials try to sway the silent majority

    William Wan
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    HONG KONG — As Hong Kong readied for a third night of massive protests across the city, what began as a physical confrontation between authorities and protestors shifted into a psychological battle on both sides for the hearts and minds of undecided residents here. Read full article >>
  • The Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee now in hospice care

    Paul Farhi
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee’s health has declined over the past two months and he has begun hospice care, his wife, Sally Quinn, said in a television interview broadcast Sunday. Bradlee, 93, has suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for the past several years. His health recently deteriorated to the point where he sleeps 20 hours a day and no longer eats much, Quinn said. He began hospice care at the couple’s home in Washington in mid-September, she said. Read full article >>
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    In Focus

  • Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy Hong Kong's Central District

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Since the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China, the semi-autonomous city has operated under a "one country, two systems" formula, allowing a limited democracy. In August, the Chinese government announced plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong's 2017 elections, virtually assuring only pro-Beijing politicians would be on the ballots. Student groups and pro-democracy supporters have taken to the streets in recent days to protest the limitations and to demand universal suffrage. Tens of thousands of demonstrators have occupied Hong Kong's Central District, bringing parts of the city to a standstill.
  • Photos of the Week: 9/20-9/26

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    This week, images of a storm cloud over Sydney, synchronized swimmers at the Asian Games, multiple scenes from in and around Syria, a city in Sierra Leone locked down to fight ebola, effigies of demon king Ravana in India, and much more. [35 photos] Feifei, 21, undergoes breast implant surgery at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui province, China. Feifei, who is a third-year university student and a part-time model, received a free breast implant surgery which costs about 300,000 yuan ($48,881), in return for advertising for the hospital. Around 10 days after the operation, she won a prize at a local…
  • The Alberta Tar Sands

    25 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    Buried just beneath a layer of muskeg and forest in northern Alberta, Canada, lies a 50,000 square mile reservoir of heavy crude oil, possibly holding 2 trillion barrels of recoverable oil. These bitumen deposits require a lot of effort to extract, recover, and pre-process before the oil can be sent to conventional refineries. Most of the current extraction process takes place in open-pit mines, with massive machinery scraping up the tarry sandstone and moving it to facilities for processing. As the name "tar sands", or oil sands, implies, the heavy crude is found mixed in with sand, clay,…
  • Fall Is in the Air

    24 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    It's my favorite time of year once again - yesterday was the autumnal equinox, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. And 2014 appears to be the year we reach peak pumpkin spice. Autumn is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and of course, spectacular foliage. Across the north, people are beginning to feel a crisp chill in the evening air, leaves are splashing mountainsides with bright color, apples and pumpkins are being gathered, and animals are on the move. Collected here are some early images from this year's autumn…
  • Fleeing ISIS, Syrian Kurds Swarm into Turkey

    23 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    Late last week, ISIS fighters attacked a Kurdish city in northern Syria, after seizing 21 nearby villages in a major assault. The attack on the city of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani in Kurdish, drove hundreds of thousands of residents to flee, most heading to the nearby border with Turkey. The Associated Press is reporting that more than 150,000 Syrian Kurds have entered Turkey since the border was opened to refugees on September 19, and the United Nations warns that number could soon climb as high as 400,000. Turkey is already housing more than one million Syrians who have fled the years-long…
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Stunningly strange creature found at the bottom of the sea [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    There probably aren't many people out there who know what a radiator duster looks like, but if you do, imagine a creature that looks like that brush attached to all the dust that comes out of said radiator, and you get a pretty good description of the remarkable beast caught on a remotely operated vehicle piloted by the Nautilus Live expedition.
  • The guide to Star Trek uniforms [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Heaven forbid you walk into a party full of Trekkies this Halloween only to discover your Captain Picard uniform isn't up to snuff. Save yourself some humiliation with this infographic from CostumeSupercenter.com, and live long and prosper, my friends.
  • Wearable tech soars to new heights with Nixie, the bracelet quadcopter [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:54 pm
    It's a bracelet, it's a spy cam! How 007 cool is that?
  • Witness orcas’ brutal takedown of a tiger shark [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    It has to be seen to be believed, this group of orcas earning their nickname of killer whales much to the horror of the tiger shark in their sights.
  • 700 brains found at Texas Mental Hospital: Preserved in jars, now photographed

    Deanne Mayall
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Not your everyday find. 700 brains that had been collected and preserved in the 1960s and largely forgotten over the decades at the University of Texas Mental Hospital. Adam Voorhes, a photographer on assignment for Scientific American magazine spent a year photographing them, documenting their colour, shape, deformities. Now a team will study them with …
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    Radio Times

  • Nicholas Kristof’s “In A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity”

    Susan Greenbaum
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Hour 1 Guest: Nicholas Kristof In a new book, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist NICHOLAS KRISTOF and his wife Sheryl WuDunn, highlight people and organizations around the world that are making a difference. In A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, Kristof and WuDunn profile regular people solving problems like pollution, child hunger, sex trafficking, and AIDS. In fact, they write about the Philadelphia organization, the Springboard Collaborative, which gives educational support to disadvantaged kids. Kristof comes in this hour to talk to guest…
  • New York Times columnist Charles Blow on his new memoir

    Susan Greenbaum
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Hour 2 Guest: Charles Blow When he was a young boy, New York Times columnist CHARLES BLOW was sexually assaulted by an older cousin. His new memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, is about how Blow came to terms with the emotional and psychic toll of abuse. It’s a complicated and touching story about sexual identity, growing up African-American in Louisiana, and how one man overcame despair, ostracism and victimhood to achieve his own measure of personal and professional success.
 
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    The Conversation

  • A unique exploration of Poland’s unspoken, unspeakable history – Ida is spectaular

    Jeremy Hicks, Reader in Russian Culture and Film at Queen Mary University of London
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    Ida and Wanda on their hunt through history. Artificial EyeWarning: this article contains spoilers. Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida has rightly garnered plaudits and acclaim wherever it has been shown: its black-and-white camerawork, empty spaces and unhurried pace create an extraordinarily watchable, but eerie picture of decay and neglect. Considering aesthetics would seem to be repugnant when it comes to the representation of the Holocaust, or of totalitarian communism. But Pawlikowski impresses in the way his cinematic solutions serve the historical and philosophical agenda of the film. The…
  • Women scientists get vocal about top billing on Twitter

    Victoria Metcalf, Lecturer in Genetics at Lincoln University, New Zealand
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Women ask why there aren't more women in lists of top scientists. Katrina Cole, CC BY-NCA steady infiltration of scientists onto Twitter has accompanied the growing recognition that a social media presence is just as important as taking the podium at a conference. Social media is leading to new ways for scientists to collaborate and communicate. Indeed, mentions on Twitter can amplify a researcher’s scientific impact. But like all social media forms, it’s not always playing nicely together in the playground. List wars Science magazine this month published a list of 50 science stars on…
  • Why Japan’s deadly Ontake eruption could not be predicted

    Rebecca Williams, Lecturer in Volcanology at University of Hull
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:21 am
    Phreatic eruption: Mount Ontake. EPA/Ministry of Land, InfrastructureMount Ontake, Japan’s second-highest volcano, erupted killing at least 31 people on September 27. Since then, there has been feverish speculation about why tourists were on an active volcano and why the eruption wasn’t predicted. Mount Ontake (also known as Ontakesan) is a stratovolcano which last erupted in 1979-80 and 2007 (there was also a possible, unconfirmed eruption in 1991). Before this, there were no recorded historical eruptions at Mount Ontake. Since the eruption in 1980, Ontake has been monitored by the Japan…
  • Teaching to the T-E-S-T: phonics is working for most children

    Pat Black, Head of Initial Teacher Education, School of Education. at Bath Spa University
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Spell it out. Alphabet soup via Brian Mueller/ShutterstockTeaching children to read with phonics has been a central plank of recent “Govian” education policy. A new set of statistics shows that 74% of children in the first year of primary school now meet the expected level on a phonics screening check, rising to 88% in Year 2 – a marked improvement on two years ago. But dig down behind the numbers and it’s clear that there are still big disparities in how children perform on phonics tests based on region, gender and whether they qualify for free school meals. Introduced in 2012, the…
  • With eight years to go, Qatar's World Cup hopes look set to run into some heavy weather

    Simon Chadwick, Professor of Sport Business Strategy at Coventry University
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:53 am
    There is an old British saying: “It never rains but it pours”. One of Britain’s former colonies may well have to consider adopting the phrase as its new national slogan. In Qatar, it hardly ever seems to rain (for four months each year, not even a drop); but when it comes to the 2022 World Cup its difficulties have evolved into a persistent deluge. The weather, specifically the heat, is now an established part of the popular and prevailing discourse about Qatar’s hosting of FIFA’s showcase tournament. Indeed, the country’s ruling Al Thani family should not expect this issue to go…
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    The Big Picture

  • Hong Kong protesters refuse to leave

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Protests in Hong Kong continue after tens of thousands of people defied calls for them to dismantle their camps and return home. Demonstrations fanned out to more neighborhoods after police tried to disperse crowds using batons and tear gas early Monday morning. Riot police later withdrew. The pro-democracy protesters are angry at China for limiting their choice in Hong Kong's 2017 leadership elections. Demonstrators used umbrellas to protect themselves from tear gas overnight and to ward off the sweltering sun as they continued their sit-in throughout the day. That gave rise to the…
  • The Natural World: September

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    The Natural World is a monthly post that showcases photography depicting animals (sometimes in man-made habitats) and environments across the planet. --Leanne Burden Seidel (32 photos total) A Bryde's whale and seagulls feast on anchovies in the Gulf of Thailand, Sept 9. An estimated population of 30 to 35 Bryde's whales are commonly seen along the upper Gulf of Thailand coastlines, between March and October. The Bryde's whale is listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which prohibits international trade of any parts of the animal.
  • Asian Games 2014

    24 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    The games are well underway in Incheon, South Korea, with athletes from 45 nations competing in more events and sports -- such as kabaddi, wushu, and sepak takraw -- than at the Summer Olympics. The event wraps up with closing ceremonies on Oct. 4. --Lloyd Young (25 photos total) Japan's Masanori Hayashi (left) strikes the ball against South Korea's Im An-Soo in the men's team sepak takraw preliminary match during the 2014 Asian Games at Bucheon Gymnasium in Bucheon, east of Incheon, on Sept. 24. (Jung Yron-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Syrian Kurdish refugees flooding into Turkey

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    At least 130,000 refugees have poured into Turkey over the past three days, escaping an Islamic State offensive in Syria. On Friday, Turkey reopened its border but forces fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of Kurdish protesters who accuse Ankara of favoring Islamic State against the Kurds. --Thea Breite (20 photos total) Syrian refugees gather at the border in Suruc, Turkey, late Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP)
  • Images from NASA

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    A collection of images released by NASA gives us a look from above and beyond earth. Amazing technology allows us to view our world in ways we could never imagine. --Leanne Burden Seidel (10 photos total) An active region just about squarely facing Earth erupted with an X 1.6 flare (largest class) as well as a coronal mass ejection on Sept. 10. The flare lasted longer than usual and sent out a burst of radiation into space. A darker wave of material was propelled across part of the Sun's surface. Images were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. (NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory)
 
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    Slate Articles

  • Almost Humane

    Joelle Renstrom
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:36 am
    This piece is part of Future Tense, a partnership of SlateNew America, and Arizona State University. On Thursday, Oct. 2, Future Tense will host an event in Washington, D.C., on science fiction and public policy, inspired by the new anthology Hieroglyph: Stories & Visions for a Better Future. For more information on the event, visit the New America website; for more on Hieroglyph, visit the website of ASU’s Project Hieroglyph
  • Drive-By Bounty

    Emily Yoffe
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is online weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here. Send questions to Prudence at prudence@slate.com
  • Innovation Starvation, the Next Generation

    Neal Stephenson
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:56 pm
    This piece is part of Future Tense, a partnership of SlateNew America, and Arizona State University. On Thursday, Oct. 2, Future Tense will host an event in Washington, D.C., on science fiction and public policy, inspired by the new anthology Hieroglyph: Stories & Visions for a Better Future. For more information on the event, visit the New America website; for more on Hieroglyph, visit the website of ASU’s Project Hieroglyph
  • The Self-Made Man

    John Swansburg
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    In 1990, Susan Orlean published a book called Saturday Night, in which she set out to document how Americans spend their weekly reprieve from work. “Saturday night,” she wrote, “is when you want to do what you want to do and not what you have to do.” One thing people want to do on Saturday night is go out to dinner, so Orlean dedicated a chapter to the restaurant experience. She set this section of the book at the Hilltop Steakhouse, in Saugus, Massachusetts.
  • Lena Dunham, the Book

    Katy Waldman
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:43 pm
    A few pages into her essay collection and modern feminist handbook Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned,” Lena Dunham presents a list of instantly recognizable Lena-isms. They are statements she says she’s made to possible love interests, such as “Not to sound like a total hippie, but I cured my HPV with acupuncture” and “Sorry if my breath is kind of metallic. It’s my medication. Weird fact: I’m on the highest dose of this stuff on record.” These Lena-isms (blithe, neurotic, clueless, something her Girlscharacter Hannah Horvath might blurt…
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • California Governor Signs Bill to Protect Temp Workers

    ProPublica
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    by Michael Grabell California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law a bill holding the state's employers legally responsible for wage and safety violations committed by their subcontractors and temp agencies. With the new law, California will have some of the country's farthest-reaching protections for temporary workers, among the fastest growing and most vulnerable segments of the workforce. The legislation was introduced this year after a series of stories by ProPublica documented abuses and dangers faced by legions of blue-collar temp workers, California labor officials said. It was…
  • Podcast: How ‘Wee Things’ Make a Big Difference in Design

    ProPublica
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    by Minhee Cho When we look at a visualization, our brains throw away much of what we see. But small details like color, size or shape stand out from the rest, and those tiny differences do a lot to help us make sense of information every day. These "wee things" that we experience as part of graphics or in our interactions with a web page are crucial design cues, Lena Groeger says. She joins our director of communications Nicole Collins Bronzan on the podcast this week to discuss how people read and interpret these small visual forms and how such tiny details can make a big impact when trying…
  • What We’ve Learned From Four Years of Diving Into Dollars for Docs

    ProPublica
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    by Charles Ornstein , Eric Sagara and Ryann Grochowski Jones This story was co-published with The New York Times. On Tuesday, the federal government is expected to release details of payments to doctors by every pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer in the country. The information is being made public under a provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The law mandates disclosure of payments to doctors, dentists, chiropractors, podiatrists and optometrists for things like promotional speaking, consulting, meals, educational items and research. It's not quite clear what the data will…
  • Update: Congressional Reaction, Goldman Changes Conflicts Policy

    ProPublica
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    Here are developments following our report about the New York Fed and Carmen Segarra’s secret recordings: Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, called for Senate hearings to explore whether the New York Fed is too deferential to banks it supervises, according to reports in The Hill and Reuters. Goldman Sachs is reportedly changing its conflict of interest policy to ban employees from trading in individual stocks or bonds in certain situations, according to Bloomberg and BuzzFeed. As we reported with This American Life (transcript), Segarra had been tasked at the…
  • Defense Department Proposes Broad Ban on High-Cost Loans to Service Members

    ProPublica
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    by Paul Kiel The Department of Defense released proposed rules today targeting the practices of a broad range of high-cost lenders and prohibiting them from charging service members interest rates over 36 percent. The new rules would overhaul the Military Lending Act, which, when enacted in 2007, narrowly defined potentially abusive loans. But as ProPublica and Marketplace reported last year, high-cost lenders easily circumvented the law by offering longer-term loans. As a result, those pitching payday, auto-title, and installment loans continued to peddle credit from stores lining the…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

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    30 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
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  • Refugees

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    Defaulted children from Syria. Living at the roadside on the way to Amman.
  • Elecciones 2014: mal ejemplo para la democracia

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
     Noticia: MSM denuncia voto de 300 fallecidos en debate sin Evo (El Deber 29-09-14).- Elecciones Generales. Juan del Granado entregó ayer una lista de habilitados para sufragar el 12 de octubre, en la que aparecen 326 difuntos del Cementerio General de la ciudad de La Paz.Comentario: Las elecciones que se aproximan son una vergüenza para la democracia. Y lógicamente me refiero a la democracia verdadera, no a la pantomima tercermundista que vivimos, aprovechando la poca cultura democrática del pueblo. La democracia que respeta los derechos humanos y las libertades fundamentales, sin…
  • Glaciers and Green: The Coastal Classic from Seward to Anchorage

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Trains are magical. Whether we're taking a ride on Northern California’s quaint Skunk Train or Japan’s lightening fast, silky smooth shinkansen (bullet trains), we love the rhythm and glide of moving through the countryside on steel rails. Bringing a summer to a close in Alaska, we decided to take the train from Seward to Anchorage. We departed Seward at 6:00 PM and four hours later arrived in Anchorage energized and relaxed. Large windows and the freedom to get up and walk around are part of what make train travel so pleasant. After an excellent meal of almond-crusted Alaskan cod…
  • Un assegno alla Caritas per aiutare le famiglie aretine in difficoltà

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    Le Acli provinciali donano 3750 euro alla Caritas diocesana e testimoniano così il grande cuore dei cittadini di Arezzo. L'assegno è stato ufficialmente consegnato al vicedirettore della Caritas Andrea Dalla Verde nel corso di una conferenza che ha posto idealmente termine ad un lungo percorso iniziato lo scorso 25 maggio con l'iniziativa di beneficenza che, organizzata dalle Acli e dal Comitato Arezzo Solidale, ha animato l'intero centro storico della città. In quella giornata furono coinvolti enti, associazioni, forze dell'ordine, corpi del volontariato, quartieri della Giostra del…
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • EU: Apple, Fiat Tax Deals Broke Rules

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    European Union regulators said they believe that tax deals granted to Apple in Ireland and Fiat in Luxembourg constitute illegal state support for the companies.
  • Ford Sharply Cuts Earnings Outlook

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Ford warned operating profit this year would be sharply below its earlier estimate, citing higher than expected costs of auto-safety recalls in the U.S. and economic weakness in Europe.
  • GM CEO Looks to Shift Gears, Set Strategy Goals

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra plans to unveil a multiyear financial strategy that would deliver the superior profits and market-leading vehicles that have always seemed to be in GM's future, never its present.
  • U.S. Stock Futures Advance

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    U.S. stock futures rose Tuesday, with major benchmarks on track to post gains for the third quarter.
  • As SEC Enforcement Cases Rise, Big Actions Are Sparse

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    The regulator's tally of cases is the first year-over-year increase since 2011. But some say the heightened activity masks a scarcity of the blockbuster actions that should be a feature of an effective Wall Street cop.
 
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    TIME

  • Colorado Court to Decide Whether Smoking Pot is a Fireable Offense

    Dan Kedmey
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:26 am
    Colorado’s Supreme Court is set to rule whether an employer can fire a worker for using medical marijuana, which is now legal in the state. The court was due to hear arguments Tuesday in a case that will test the boundaries of state laws to legalize the substance. Both medical and recreational marijuana have been made legal in Colorado. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic user of medical marijuana, sued his former employer, Dish Network, for firing him in 2010 after a drug test came back positive for marijuana, Colorado Public Radio reports. Coats maintains that he needs the drug to alleviate…
  • The 35 Most Surprising Photos of the Month

    Phil Bicker
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    From eating ice cream in the senate to kissing Tony Bennett, each photograph will give you an intriguing experience, as TIME shares the most outrageous images from September 2014
  • Jon Hamm to Appear in Dystopian British Drama Black Mirror

    Megan Gibson
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    Jon Hamm is leaving retro behind for the time being and delving into the dystopian. The Mad Men star has signed on to appear in the upcoming feature-length special of Black Mirror. If you’re unfamiliar with the British anthology series, which takes a dark, satirical look at society and where it’s headed, now is the time to catch up. The upcoming holiday special, which is slated to begin filming in the UK this week, will show three inter-woven stories of “Yuletide techno-paranoia,” according to a release about the episode. Though details are still sparse, Hamm’s…
  • Arkansas Police Find Beverly Carter’s Body in Shallow Grave

    Laura Stampler
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    Arkansas police discovered the body of Beverly Carter, a real estate agent who went missing after showing a property last week, in a roadside shallow grave close to midnight Tuesday. Arron Lewis, 33, admitted to kidnapping Carter after 12 hours of police questioning on Monday, but would not reveal where she was last. Lewis was admitted to a hospital due to an alleged vehicle accident Sunday. He was arrested the following day and now faces capital murder charges, a spokesman for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office said. Carter, 49, was reported missing by her husband Thursday when she…
  • Morning Must Reads: September 30

    Andrew Katz
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Protesters Set Deadline Hong Kong’s pro-democracy group Occupy Central called on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to grant citizens the right to nominate and directly vote for candidates for the city’s highest office. Leung replied that Beijing would not be moved and refused to resign Women’s Colleges Turn to Men Women’s colleges are going co-ed in an effort to combat years of decline in revenue. Enrollment at women-only colleges fell 29% since 2000 Secret Service Under Fire A report released ahead of a congressional hearing on presidential security reveals the White…
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • UK economic growth revised up to +0.9% in last quarter - business live

    Graeme Wearden
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:47 am
    Britains economy grew faster than expected in the second three months of the year, according to the Office for National Statistics 9.47am BST Britains GDP is now 2.7% higher than the pre-economic downturn peak of Q1 2008, the ONS now reckons.These changes are being made to bring the UK into line with international standards. 9.43am BST Perhaps the biggest news this morning is that Britains Great Recession was not quite as deep as previously thought.The ONS now believes that the UK recovered all the output lost after 2008 in the third quarter of last year, rather than in this spring as…
  • Japanese volcano may erupt again, experts fear

    Associated Press in Kiso
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    Rescuers suspend plans to recover bodies from near summit as seismic activity increases at Mount OntakeIncreased seismic activity on Tuesday raised concern about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still near the summit.Volcanic tremors rose to a level not seen since Saturday evening, hours after Mount Ontakes initial large eruption, said Shoji Saito of the Japan Meteorological Agency. The tremor levels were oscillating up and down. Continue reading...
  • Newsnight review: Evan Davis gets off on right foot

    Mark Lawson
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:31 am
    Presenter offers gentler interrogation style than his predecessor as he commences new series of show by putting Conservative test to David CameronWith his record as a business journalist, Evan Davis knows all about high-profile launches and takeovers and, on Monday night, he went public with a majority share of what had previously been the Paxman brand, hosting Newsnight live from the Conservative party conference.In a newspaper interview, Davis had pleaded with BBC2 viewers not to watch his first weeks programmes as the shows new lead presenter, while he got the hang of the gig, but will…
  • George Osborne aims at tax credits and benefits in new squeeze on working poor

    Patrick Wintour, political editor
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Chancellor gambles on austerity in speech to Conservative conference outlining plans which will hit 10m households Continue reading...
  • Britain set for driest September for over 100 years

    Press Association
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:42 pm
    England, Wales and Scotland are likely to have their driest September since records began in 1910This is set to be the driest September across Britain since records began in 1910, with exceptionally low rainfall for many parts of the country, the Met Office has said.It is also likely to finish in the top five warmest, with UK mean temperatures significantly above the monthly average. Continue reading...
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • The Survivors of the Malta Refugee Shipwreck

    Saskia De Rothschild
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine Earlier this month, 500 people, mostly refugees from the Gaza Strip, drowned when their ship sank in the Mediterranean. It was the worst such tragedy in a summer full of them. SPIEGEL traveled to Gaza and Crete to find out what happened. DER SPIEGELShukri al-Assouli was among the survivors of an incident that saw 500 refugees killed after the ship carrying them was deliberately rammed by smugglers earlier this month. It is believed that Assouli lost his wife and their two children. On his third day at sea near the coast of Malta, Shukri al-Assouli began to…
  • China’s Education Gap

    Saskia De Rothschild
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    From the New York Times Every September, the campuses of Peking and Tsinghua Universities, often called the Harvard and MIT of China, brim with eager new students, the winners of China’s cutthroat education system. These young men and women possess the outlook of cosmopolitan youth worldwide: sporting designer clothes and wielding high-end smartphones, they share experiences of foreign travel and bond over common fondness for Western television shows like “The Big Bang Theory” and “Sherlock.” They are destined for bright futures: In a few decades, they will fill high-powered…
  • Franco-German Decoupling

    Saskia De Rothschild
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    From the International New York Times-  PARIS – There is something misleading about the current political excitement on both sides of the Seine. The ouster of three rebel ministers by a surprisingly firm president, a government reshuffle, a standing ovation delivered at Medef, the employers’ union, for the Socialist prime minister who dared to proclaim, “I love business!”: All the action was set in Paris. Yet one could fantasize that, some 900 kilometers away, Berlin’s invisible hand was quietly at play. Germany determines so much of France’s economic life these days that it…
  • Let Us All Bear Witness to the Conversation

    Saskia De Rothschild
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:05 am
    From the New York Times : The spectacle began, as it often does, with a local tragedy. Last month, an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. In a less media-saturated time, we might have gone on to consider this serious news event on its own terms, with journalists providing facts and insights, and politicians pondering a course of action. But in the mixed-up scrum of politics and media that our so-called national conversation has become, a serious news event is only the start of the news. Soon after the shooting,…
  • The Virtues and Shortcomings of Eskimo Capitalism

    Saskia De Rothschild
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    From the Economist- Alaskans like to talk about how distant the rest of America feels. In downtown Anchorage, with its familiar fast-food restaurants and hotel chains, this line can sound a little affected. Not so in rural Alaska, the swathes of frozen tundra that the state’s inhabitants call the bush. In Napaskiak, a village of 400 people on the west coast of the state, it is not unusual to see a black-robed Russian Orthodox priest riding a four-wheeled motorbike with two children and a wife perched on the back. Rural Alaska is different politically, too. In most of the United States, the…
 
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    CBC | Top Stories News

  • Checked-bag fees may heighten carry-on chaos

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Some flights are already loaded with excess carry-on luggage, but experts predict that carry-on chaos is about to go sky-high as passengers lug even more on board to avoid paying new fees for checked baggage.
  • ISIS may not even be the worst beheaders: Neil Macdonald

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The civil war in the Congo has claimed over five million lives and offered up some of the worst atrocities of any age. So why again are we focusing so much more attention on ISIS, Neil Macdonald asks.
  • The challenges of Luka Magnotta's 'not criminally responsible' defence

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Luka Magnotta has admitted killing Concordia University student Jun Li in May 2012, but his lawyers will spend the next few weeks trying to convince a jury he is not criminally responsible for that act because he was mentally ill at the time. Here are some of the challenges of such a defence.
  • 3 ways to help Speaker crack the whip in question period

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Boosting the Speaker's powers to police the House of Commons question period won't do much if he or she is reluctant to use that new clout. Kady O'Malley offers some suggestions on how to encourage a more interventionalist approach.
  • Ebola outbreak in Liberia brings perils for body recovery teams

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The wail of an ambulance doesn't always mean help is on the way in Liberia's capital. Instead, it often signals the arrival of a "dead body management team" tasked with safely collecting and disposing of the corpses of people who died in confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola.
 
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    The Good News Network

  • Couple Leaves $100 Tip For Horrible Service

    Good News Network
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:41 pm
    A Cedar Rapids, Iowa couple have collected 1.4 million LIKES on Facebook after leaving a huge tip for service that “sucked.” Makenzie and Steven Schultz realized that the  restaurant was terribly understaffed, which caused the long delays during every part of their meal. Instead of complaining about the server, they The post Couple Leaves $100 Tip For Horrible Service appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • New Iraqi Comedy Show Aims to Counter Islamic State Extremists

    Good News Network
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:11 pm
    “A new weapon has been unleashed in this country devastated by Islamist militant violence — comedy.” The Washington Post reports that a new 30-part satirical series, “State of Myths,” which started airing on Iraqi state television Saturday, “aims to expose the true nature of the Islamic State extremist organization” — The post New Iraqi Comedy Show Aims to Counter Islamic State Extremists appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • 24 New York City Schools Set for Solar Panels

    Good News Network
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    New York City Mayor de Blasio announced today the funding of 24 installations as part of the administration’s new green buildings plan, tripling the amount of solar currently planned on City-owned buildings, and marking another step forward as the City works to dramatically reduce its contributions to climate change. The The post 24 New York City Schools Set for Solar Panels appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Doctor in Training Found Time to Thank Fast Food Employer 3 Years Later

    Good News Network
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    A doctor in her residency at St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto was not too busy to remember her old boss at a fast food restaurant and take the time to send a thank-you note three years later. Dr. Nabiha Islam, who still lives near the Dairy Queen in Markham, Ontario, The post Doctor in Training Found Time to Thank Fast Food Employer 3 Years Later appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Turkish Students Design Electric Car to Go 1,500 Miles for $17

    Good News Network
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    Students working at Istanbul University have designed a sporty electric car that can travel 1,500 miles (2,500KM) using just $17 in electricity. A petrol-based car would need 26 times that much money for such a trip in Turkey. On a six city tour last week, the students were able to travel The post Turkish Students Design Electric Car to Go 1,500 Miles for $17 appeared first on The Good News Network.
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  • Connecting Productivity of Office Workers and Climate Change

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    Energy efficiency in office buildings struggles to gain the attention of top management, writes John Alker - because energy is too cheap to really matter. But with 90% of operating costs spent on staff, a new report shows that green building design makes employees happier and more productive. There would seem to be no connection between the productivity of office workers and the great challenge of climate change. But a report published by the World Green Building Council suggests otherwise.
  • Climate change more of a risk to the Greenland Ice Sheet than thought

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    A new model developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that despite its apparent stability, the massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate change than earlier estimates have suggested, which would accelerate the rising sea levels that threaten coastal communities worldwide. In addition to assessing the impact of the increasing levels of meltwater created and spilled into the ocean each year as the climate continues to warm, the new model also takes into account the role that the soft, spongy ground beneath the ice sheet plays in its…
  • Some good news for the oceans!

    28 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    Good news for aquatic life: the oceans just got a little bit safer. Okay, so most of the ocean remains vulnerable to human devastation, but on Thursday, President Barack Obama used his authority to create the most massive ocean reserve in the world. In a single day, the amount of the world’s ocean protected from commercial interests has effectively doubled. Originally, the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument was something that George W. Bush established during his last weeks in office. However, Obama has taken the symbolic ocean protection and turned it into something useful by…
  • Reducing global trade would cut carbon emissions

    27 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    If the world's leaders really cared about climate change, there's one easy way to reduce emissions, writes John Weeks - drop the obsession with increasing trade, and all the pollution that goes with it. A world based on local production, consumption and finance will be a better one for people and the environment. Let us join Keynes to imagine if we can a world in which goods are 'homespun' and finance is 'primarily national'. If we cannot imagine such a world, there is little hope for the planet. The Obama administration has proposed several ad hoc multi-country economic agreements, and in…
  • Cornell finds molecule in space that connotes life origins

    26 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Hunting from a distance of 27,000 light years, astronomers have discovered an unusual carbon-based molecule – one with a branched structure – contained within a giant gas cloud in interstellar space. Like finding a molecular needle in a cosmic haystack, astronomers have detected radio waves emitted by isopropyl cyanide. The discovery suggests that the complex molecules needed for life may have their origins in interstellar space.
 
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    Benzinga Feeds

  • EBay Inc Spinning Off PayPal in A Move Proposed by Carl Icahn

    Mike Butler
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    The announcement Tuesday by eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY) that it would spin off its PayPal unit provides a victory for activist investor Carl Icahn.
  • Morgan Stanley Raises Nike Inc Price Target

    Kevin Riley
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    Morgan Stanley raised its price target for Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) from $88 to $105. According to a research note from Jay Sole and Joseph Watt, Nike will sustain a 16 percent three-year EPS CAGR. Latest Ratings for NKE DateFirmActionFromTo Sep 2014Credit SuisseUpgradesNeutralOutperform Sep 2014Stifel NicolausMaintainsBuy Sep 2014BarclaysMaintainsOverweight View More Analyst Ratings for NKE View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • UPDATE: Morgan Stanley Downgrades Kellogg Company As Prospects For Mid-Term Recovery Fade

    Dwight Einhorn
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    In a report published Tuesday, Morgan Stanley analyst Matthew Grainger downgraded the rating on Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) from Equal-Weight to Underweight, and lowered the price target from $59.00 to $58.00. Latest Ratings for K DateFirmActionFromTo Sep 2014Morgan StanleyDowngradesEqual-weightUnderweight Sep 2014Societe GeneraleDowngradesBuyHold Aug 2014NomuraMaintainsBuy View More Analyst Ratings for K View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Benzinga's Top Upgrades

    Lisa Levin
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    Analysts at Barclays upgraded TIBCO Software (NASDAQ: TIBX) from Underweight to Equal-weight. The target price for TIBCO Software has been raised from $19 to $24. TIBCO Software's shares closed at $23.65 yesterday. Latest Ratings for TIBX DateFirmActionFromTo Sep 2014RBC CapitalUpgradesUnderweightEqual-weight Sep 2014BarclaysUpgradesUnderweightEqual-weight Sep 2014BarclaysUpgradesUnderperformEqual-weight View More Analyst Ratings for TIBX View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Bank of America Downgrades Seattle Genetics To Underperform

    Monica Gerson
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    Analysts at Bank of America downgraded Seattle Genetics (NASDAQ: SGEN) from Neutral to Underperform. The target price for Seattle Genetics has been lowered from $ $40 to $34. Seattle Genetics shares have dropped 14.48% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has jumped 16.68% in the same period. Latest Ratings for SGEN DateFirmActionFromTo Sep 2014Bank of AmericaDowngradesUnderperform Jul 2014UBSUpgradesNeutralBuy May 2014Bank of AmericaUpgradesUnderperformNeutral View More Analyst Ratings for SGEN View the Latest Analyst Ratings
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    WND

  • Dallas hospital isolates patient for possible Ebola

    -NO AUTHOR-
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    (DFW.CBSLOCAL) — A North Texas hospital has a patient in isolation as they evaluate them for potential exposure to the Ebola virus. Officials with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas released the following statement Monday night: “Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has admitted a patient into strict isolation to be evaluated for potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) based on the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history. The hospital is following all Centers for Disease Control and Texas Department of Heath recommendations to ensure the safety of patients, hospital…
  • Feds ban religious, racial profiling in security probes

    -NO AUTHOR-
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:20 pm
    (FOXNEWS) — The Justice Department is set to announce broad restrictions on racial and religious profiling in federal investigations, including those involving matters of national security. The expected ban comes amid heightened concerns of Islamic militant groups executing a terror attack on U.S. soil and was reportedly opposed by national security officials. A Justice Department official told Fox News on Monday that outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder will announce the policy change in the coming weeks and that it will also put an end to profiling based on ethnicity and sexual…
  • 1/5 of U.S. workers laid off in past 5 years

    -NO AUTHOR-
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:36 pm
    (LATIMES) — One in five U.S. workers was laid off in the past five years and about 22% of those who lost their jobs still haven’t found another one, according to a new survey that showed the extent Americans have struggled in the sluggish labor market since the Great Recession ended. Those who did find work had a difficult time with their job search and the effects of unemployment, the survey by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University found. Nearly 40% said it took more than seven months to find employment and about one in five of laid-off workers…
  • Author Stanley Monteith dies at 85

    -NO AUTHOR-
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Dr. Stanley Monteith, whose well-known book “Brotherhood of Darkness,” pulled back the veil that had covered a “grand conspiracy” of secret societies, the Council of Foreign Relations and the Bilderbergers, has died at the age of 85. A researcher, author and talk-show host, Monteith spent more than 40 years studying the movement to create a world government. During his 35-year career as an orthopedic surgeon he traveled to Europe, lived in South Africa and spent time researching the records of the men and organizations that he believed are working to bring the United…
  • Oklahoma beheader 'represents real Islam'

    Bob Unruh
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Reports have been flooding the West in recent months: Muslim terrorists beheading Christians in the Middle East, imposing crucifixion as a penalty, killing children, abducting women for the purpose of sexual slavery. But those are the “radicals,” not really representing Islam, Obama administration officials, and others, repeat. President George W. Bush said Islam is a “religion of peace” and Obama has defended Islam multiple times, describing one of the calls to worship in Islam the most beautiful sound on earth. But are the radicals really “radical”? One…
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    amnestyusa.org

  • The death toll in the Mediterranean rises while Europe looks the other way

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    A year on from the Lampedusa shipwrecks, which claimed more than 500 lives, a new report highlights how the shameful inaction of EU countries has contributed to the deaths of thousands.   September 29, 2014 International A year on from the Lampedusa shipwrecks, which claimed more than 500 lives, a new report by Amnesty International highlights how the shameful inaction of European Union (EU) countries has contributed to a spiralling death toll with thousands of refugees and migrants losing their lives in a desperate bid to reach European shores.read more
  • Search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean: Facts and Figures

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    September 29, 2014 International Deaths at seaBetween 1988 and 15 September 2014, 21,344 people are estimated to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe. In 2011 the number of deaths was around 1,500; in 2012, around 500; in 2013, more than 600.read more
  • Iran must halt imminent execution of 26-year-old woman

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Iranian authorities have today confirmed that a woman convicted of killing a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her will be hanged tomorrow morning at a prison west of Tehran. September 29, 2014 International Iranian authorities have today confirmed that a woman convicted of killing a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her will be hanged tomorrow morning at a prison west of Tehran, Amnesty International said.Reyhaneh Jabbari was sentenced to death in 2009 after a deeply flawed investigation and trial which failed to examine all of the evidence.read more
  • Hong Kong: Police response to student pro-democracy protest an alarming sign

    27 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The response by Hong Kong police to pro-democracy demonstrations has renewed fears the authorities will fail to uphold the rights to peaceful assembly and free expression at larger protests planned for next week. September 27, 2014 International The quick use of pepper spray and arrests by Hong Kong police during pro-democracy demonstrations last night and today has renewed fears the authorities will fail to uphold the rights to peaceful assembly and free expression at larger protests planned for next week, Amnesty International said.On Friday night, a week-long sit-in by thousands of…
  • El Salvador: Total ban on abortion is killing women and girls and condemning others to decades behind bars

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The government’s repressive and outdated total ban on abortion is blighting the lives of women and girls in El Salvador, pushing them to unsafe, clandestine abortions or forcing them through dangerous pregnancies. September 24, 2014 International The government’s repressive and outdated total ban on abortion is blighting the lives of women and girls in El Salvador, pushing them to unsafe, clandestine abortions or forcing them through dangerous pregnancies, Amnesty International said today. Those terminating their pregnancies could face years in prison.read more
 
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    Fast Company

  • 4 Wearables That Give You Superpowers

    Mark Wilson
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Super strength. Super hearing. Super artistry. Super expression. The future of wearables is really a quest for human enhancement.Mark Rolston used to be CCO at Frog Design. Now he runs his new consultancy, Argodesign. And as part of our Wearables Week, his firm generated a series of concepts based upon our simple mandate: No watches.Read Full Story
  • In Praise Of The "Great Idea" Cooling Off Period

    Art Markman
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:53 am
    Basking in the glow of a great, new idea is all well and good, but judging your idea's value when it's still fresh can lead you astray.Sure, some couples in long-term relationships choose Las Vegas for a destination wedding, but the proliferation of 24-hour wedding chapels got their start from people meeting in the thrum of the casino. Sparks fly, adrenaline sours, drinks flow, and the next thing you know, you're married.Read Full Story
  • A Mathematical Argument For More Women In Leadership

    Solange Charas
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    Do the math. More women in leadership roles equals greater success for your company. Here's why.In surprising news to old boys' clubs everywhere, research findings indicate appointing women to company boards and installing them in C-suites has correlated with positive bottom-line performance.Read Full Story
  • Is The Quantified Employee A Healthier Employee?

    Lisa Evans
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:02 am
    Wearable fitness trackers are seen as a way for companies to ensure employees are keeping active, but are they fit for everyone?At Biosyntrx, a Colorado Spring-based nutritional supplement company, every employee comes to work daily armed with their laptop, smartphone, and their Fitbit.Read Full Story
  • Photoshop Comes To Chromebooks

    Mark Wilson
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    That's right, Google's $200 laptop can now run Photoshop.Chances are, you don't own one of Google's cheap, cloud-based "Chromebook" laptops, but they accounted for 21% of all laptops sold last year in the US. And designers may have new incentive to drop $200 on their next knock-around computer because Photoshop is coming to Chromebooks.Read Full Story
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    United Nations Radio

  • Prevention of violent extremism under spotlight at UN

    Sandra Guy
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Meeting Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED). UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras The prevention of violent extremism and the spread of terrorism is coming under the spotlight at the UN on Tuesday. The Counter-Terrorism Committee, which was established by the Security Council, is looking at how to counter the growth of terrorist networks and their increasingly violent activities. The rise of the militant terrorist group known as ISIL in Syria and Iraq is just one example the Committee may discuss. ISIL has become infamous across the world following the beheadings of western…
  • United Arab Emirates envoy says clean energy is possible for every country

    Sandra Guy
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:25 pm
    United Arab Emirates map. United Nations Statistics Division Every country in the world can achieve the goal of using clean energy, according to the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the United Nations. The use of fossil fuels is responsible for the emissions of greenhouse gases that cause global warming and climate change. The UAE is a pioneer in the field of renewable energy and Masdar city is home to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Ambassador Thani Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi told Basma Baghall that the United Arab Emirates has invested in research, development and…
  • Holy See calls for reinvigorated UN to preserve peace

    Sandra Guy
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Cardinal Pietro Parolin. UN Photo/Cia Pak To preserve peace the world needs a renewed United Nations, according to the representative of Pope Francis. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See's Secretary of State, was speaking on Monday at the 69th session of the UN General Assembly. He said in the face of terrorist attacks on Christians and other minorities, a reinvigorated United Nations is needed, one that is capable of deploying the appropriate action and force. ” It is both licit and urgent to stop aggression through multilateral and a proportionate use of force. The Holy See hopes…
  • "Action plan" in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state to be launched by government

    Sandra Guy
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Wunna Maung Lwin. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard The Government of Myanmar has pledged to launch an "action plan" to ease ethnic tensions in its troubled Rakhine. The south-east Asian country has been plagued by violence between Buddhist and Muslim communities since June 2012. The worst of the clashes affected hundreds of thousands of families in the country's second poorest region. Speaking in the General Assembly on Monday, Foreign Minister, Wunna Maung Lwin, urged the international community to provide assistance. "The situation should not be looked at in a superficial manner. The international…
  • Militant Islam is on the march, says Israeli Prime Minister

    Sandra Guy
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Benjamin Netanyahu. UN Photo/Amanda Voisar Militant Islam is spreading in all regions of the world, according to the Prime Minister of Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu was on Monday speaking at the 69th session of the General Assembly. In his speech, the Minister compared the terrorist group ISIS to cancer, saying that to protect the peace and security of the world, ISIS must be removed. Mr Netanyahu said the groups' ultimate goal is to dominate the world. He said all religions and ethnicities are targets. “Everywhere we look, militant Islam is on the march. It's not militants, it's not…
 
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    FORA.tv - Program Feed

  • Panel Discussion: Fossil Fuels and the Future of Energy

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Panel Discussion: Fossil Fuels and the Future of Energy Dana Aunkst, Executive Deputy Secretary for Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental ProtectionRobert Eckle, Chairman, Pipeline and Market Development Committee, Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas AssociationModerated by: Katie Colaneri, Reporter, StateImpact Pennsylvania and WHYY Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:10:00 -0700 Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/09/23/Panel_Discussion_Fossil_Fuels_and_the_Future_of_Energy
  • Wrap Up

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Wrap Up (3:20 pm EDT) Margaret Low Smith, Vice President, The Atlantic and President, AtlanticLIVE Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:20:00 -0700 Location: Los Angeles, California, J.W. Marriott Los Angeles, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/09/29/wrap_up
  • Local Food: Beyond Farm-to-Table

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Local Food: Beyond Farm-to-Table (2:55 pm EDT) Dan Barber, Owner and Executive Chef, Blue Hill Farm Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:55:00 -0700 Location: Los Angeles, California, J.W. Marriott Los Angeles, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/09/29/local_food_beyond_farm_to_table
  • Governing the World's Most Complicated City

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Governing the World's Most Complicated City (2:35 pm EDT) Nir Barkat, Mayor, JerusalemInterviewer: Jeffrey Golderberg, National Correspondent, The Atlantic Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:35:00 -0700 Location: Los Angeles, California, J.W. Marriott Los Angeles, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/09/29/governing_the_worlds_most_complicated_city
  • Narrowing the Gap: How Cities Can Fight Income Inequality

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Narrowing the Gap: How Cities Can Fight Income Inequality (2:00 pm EDT) Alan Berube, Deputy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings InstitutionBill Peduto, Mayor, PittsburghBlair Taylor, Chief Community Officer, StarbucksModerator: Richard Florida, Co-Founder and Editor at Large, CityLab.com; Senior Editor, The Atlantic Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0700 Location: Los Angeles, California, J.W. Marriott Los Angeles, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/09/29/narrowing_the_gap_how_cities_can_fight_income_inequality
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    The Week: Most Recent Home Page Posts

  • Rouhani, Pakistan, and the big issue stalling an Iran-U.S. alliance

    By Elizabeth Weingarten
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:49 am
    As a U.S.-led coalition once again wades into his neighborhood to rid it of terrorism, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on the U.S. and other Western leaders to learn lessons from the past, but downplayed some unpleasant facts of the present.Rouhani brought his unique brand of friendly firebrand to a conversation with CNN's Fareed Zakaria at a New America event in New York last Wednesday. He spoke of wanting to collaborate more with the U.S. — and vaguely referenced the many issues we could work through together — even while he accused the U.S. of creating the problem it...
  • NASA finds that Earth's 4th largest lake is almost completely dry

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Images from NASA's Terra satellite have revealed some alarming results. The Aral Sea, which once was the fourth largest lake in the world, is almost completely dry, The Independent reports.The lake was once fed by two major rivers, the Syr Darya and the Amu Darya, which flowed through the Kyzylkum Desert, meeting at the basin's end. Scientists attribute the Aral Sea's decline to an irrigation project by the Soviet Union in the 1960s, which took water from the rivers to turn the desert into a farmland for cotton. The desert thrived, but the Aral Sea didn't fare as well.The images, taken by…
  • Police link suspect in Virginia student's disappearance to a similar case

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    The arrest of suspect Jesse Matthew in connection with the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has yielded what police are calling a "significant break" in the 2009 death of another young woman in the same town, Charlottesville, Virginia. Police said Monday there was a "new forensic link" between the Graham case and the murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, after she left a Metallica concert. Read more at CNN. More
  • Afghan government signs security pact with the U.S.

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Afghanistan's new government signed a long-delayed security agreement with the U.S. on Tuesday, a day after the inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani. His predecessor, Hamid Karzai, had refused to sign, partly over his anger over civilian deaths. The deal will allow 9,800 U.S. troops to stay behind after foreign forces leave on Dec. 31. Ghani called on the Taliban to join peace talks, saying Afghans are "tired of this war." Read more at Reuters. More
  • 10 things you need to know today: September 30, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    1. Afghan government signs security pact with the U.S.Afghanistan's new government signed a long-delayed security agreement with the U.S. on Tuesday, a day after the inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani. His predecessor, Hamid Karzai, had refused to sign, partly over his anger over civilian deaths. The deal will allow 9,800 U.S. troops to stay behind after foreign forces leave on Dec. 31. Ghani called on the Taliban to join peace talks, saying Afghans are "tired of this war."…
 
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  • CLASSY, WITH A DASH OF WIT

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:39 am
    Man in a Suit: Anthony Gregory, an up-and-coming tenor, gets an outfit worth singing about. Clemency Burton-Hill meets him From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 THE MAN It’s funny, but the 29-year-old Herefordshire lad tipped for stardom by English National Opera sounds anything but English. Anthony Gregory is a graduate of the Anglican church choral tradition, the Royal College of Music and Britain’s venerated National Opera Studio, but his light, bright lyric tenor is radiantly Italianate, more redolent of Pavarotti than of Pears. It’s a voice that has lit up smaller…
  • THE WEIGHT IS ALMOST OVER

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    The kilogram has long been defined by a piece of precious metal in Paris, but now its days are numbered. Tom Whipple reports From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 IN AN UNDERGROUND vault beneath a hill overlooking Paris, behind a steel door whose lock requires three keys—only two of which are in France—and protected by three glass covers, lives the kilogram. Not a kilogram but The kilogram. For the past 125 years, this sleek cylinder of platinum-iridium has defined mass for the world. The vault is buried under the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM), a…
  • POSH BOYS

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    The Line of Beauty: blue blood, old money, and new—the privileged will always be with us. Matthew Sweet takes their measure From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 THE ACTORFreddie Fox, 2012Come the revolution, posh boys will be first up against the wall. But who could quite bring themselves to pull the trigger and blast cheekbones like these out of the gene pool? This is Freddie Fox, son of Edward, fiddling with cufflinks he probably inherited. He stars in “The Riot Club”, the film of the play “Posh”, about the Bullingdon, that coalition of Bolly-chugging…
  • STORIES FROM THE STOVE

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    The Kitchen Dialogues: Christopher Hirst is a food writer from Yorkshire and Arnaud Schon is a chef from France. In a new column for the magazine, they have conversations about cooking From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 In P.G. Wodehouse’s novel “Right Ho, Jeeves”, a character called Tuppy praises Anatole, the culinary maestro of the Jeeves and Wooster cycle. “The thing that I admire so enormously about Anatole is that, though a Frenchman, he does not, like so many of these chefs, confine himself exclusively to French dishes, but is always willing and ready to…
  • ANSELM KIEFER, MONUMENTS MAN

    Simon Willis
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:21 am
    Short Read: for his pick of the exhibitions, Simon Willis chooses a retrospective of an artist who has tackled German history head on From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 As a boy in the bombed-out Black Forest town of Donaueschingen, Anselm Kiefer played in the rubble, piling the pieces into little structures. In many ways, he’s never really stopped. Born two months before Germany surrendered the second world war, he has spent his career making art out of wreckage. He is known for vast and ravishing landscapes of scorched earth with caked surfaces of paint, sand, straw…
 
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  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 09/28

    CBS Radio News
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer speaks to CBS News Correspondent Holly Williams in Erbil, Iraq, Gen. Carter Ham, Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy, and former deputy Director of the CIA and CBS News Senior Security Contributor Mike Morell about the latest on the fight against ISIS. On the panel, Peter Baker of The New York Times, Kim Strassel of The Wall Street Journal, Michael Crowley of Time Magazine as well as Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson of The Washington Post.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 9/21

    CBS Radio News
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to House and Senate Intelligence Committee chairs Mike Rogers and Dianne Feinstein, as well as "The NFL Today" Host James Brown about the controversies surrounding the professional football league. Also on the show, Former Senator and Advisory Board Member to the Counter Extremism Project Joe Lieberman, Director, President and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Jane Harman, and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Robert Kagan. Former CIA Deputy Director and CBS News Senior Security Contributor Michael Morell also joins Bob…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 9/14

    CBS Radio News
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Secretary of State John Kerry about the latest beheading by ISIS and the new strategy put forth by President Obama to combat the terrorist group. Representative Michael McCaul and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand also offer their perspective. Plus, Ken Burns, Geoffrey Ward and Doris Kearns Goodwin discuss the legacy of the Roosevelts as PBS prepares to debut a seven-part documentary about the renowned political dynasty.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 9/7

    CBS Radio News
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Dutch Ruppersberger about President Obama's tactics when it comes to ISIS and the Middle East. U.S. Diplomat Henry Kissinger also offers his opinion on the current state of the country's foreign affairs. On the Panel, Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal, David Ignatius of the Washington Post, Peter Baker of the New York Times, CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto and David Leonhardt of the New York Times.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 8/31

    CBS Radio News
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Major Garrett fills in for Bob Schieffer and speaks to Senator John McCain about American strategy against ISIS and the current conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Representatives Peter King of New York and Adam Smith of Washington also offer their perspective. Plus, Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute and Michael Singh of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
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  • Perseverence Pays Off for Local Man Recovering from Car Accident

    Michele Skalicky
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    A northwest Arkansas sheriff’s deputy continues to recover from injuries he sustained in a car accident while on the job.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has the story of how far he’s come.Jonathan Moran had only been working as a Carroll County Sheriff’s deputy for about six months when the accident occurred.  He was driving in his patrol car to assist a fellow deputy with a domestic disturbance call in Oak Grove on July 7th.
  • Hong Kong Leader To Protesters: 'Stop Campaign Immediately'

    Scott Neuman
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:16 am
    Updated at 8:30 a.m. ETHong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying has appealed to pro-democracy demonstrators who've brought parts of the Asian financial hub to a standstill in recent days, to halt their campaign "immediately" because Beijing won't accede to their demands. But protesters have promised to announce a new phase of civil disobedience if reforms aren't forthcoming.Days of protests organized by the Occupy Central movement, have shut down some of the city's main business districts.
  • Wearing Caffeine Won't Help You Lose Weight

    editor
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
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  • Suspect's Cologne Gives Him Away To Police K-9 Unit

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    30 Sep 2014 | 3:52 am
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  • Millennial Jews Do An About-Face, Start Keeping Kosher

    NPR Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    Many millennials, those are people born after 1980, have embraced vintage items: vinyl records, thick-framed glasses - and now, dietary laws."I'm 21 years old, and yes, I do keep kosher," says Lisa Faulds.She says she ate whatever she wanted growing up, "Bacon, ham, all that fun stuff.
 
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Shining Hope for Communities: Furthering Economic Opportunity for Women

    Megan Foo
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’ve always loved this Amartya Sen quote: “Empowering women with more choices and more freedoms is crucial to achieving a better future for all.” If there is a catalyst to development and increased overall well-being, I believe that it lies in the empowerment of women and girls. In addition to fortifying women with more choices and freedoms in areas like education, healthcare, and nutrition, I think that one of the most powerful ways to expedite “a better future for all” is to give women greater economic freedom and opportunities.read more
  • Startup Diaries: The Hero’s Journey Part VI: Tests, Allies, Enemies

    Ondina Montgomery
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    In a tribute to US mythologist and writer Joseph Campbell, who asserted that all mythical heroes experience the same 12 steps on their adventures, Ondina Montgomery draws parallels between Campbell’s Hero’s Journey and that of the entrepreneur. In part 6 of the Journey, the hero learns the rules of her new world. During this time, she endures tests of strength of will, meets friends, and comes face to face with foes. Click here to read the fifth part of Ordina’s series, The Hero’s Journey Part V: Crossing The First Threshold. read more
  • The Next Women Launch in France!

    Lucy Catten
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    We are very excited to announce that The Next Women, the first Women’s Online Business Magazine and Community, is launching in France.read more
  • Crowd-Created Book About Women In Technology Published By Diversion Books

    Guest Author
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    September 9, 2014—Diversion Books published Innovating Women, a collection of candid, first-hand accounts of women in technology.read more
  • 5 Prominent Women in Global Business

    Guest Author
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Dave Landry discusses some of the world's most powerful and inspirational businesswomen and the story of their success.read more
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    PCWorld

  • EBay spins off PayPal into separate company

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    EBay’s board of directors has approved a plan to separate the company’s eBay and PayPal businesses into independent publicly traded companies next year.Creating two stand-alone businesses best positions eBay and PayPal to capitalize on their respective growth opportunities in the rapidly changing global commerce and payments landscape, eBay said in a statement Tuesday.The split is expected to be completed as a tax-free spinoff in the second half of next year, with American Express executive Dan Schulman as CEO. Meanwhile, Schulman will serve as president of PayPal. He had been president…
  • European Commission details grounds for Apple tax probe

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    The European Commission believes Apple could have received significant tax reductions from Irish authorities, and is focusing its investigation on tax rulings that favored two Apple subsidiaries, according to a newly revealed Commission document.The 21-page document explained the Commission’s June decision to open a probe into Apple’s tax affairs after a year-long preliminary investigation. The Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs received the original document in June, and the Commission published a redacted version Tuesday.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click…
  • Moto G (2014) review: The best smartphone under $200

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Face it: life is more convenient with a smartphone, but if you don’t want to spend a hefty $700 on the latest and most-talked about super phones, there’s the new Moto G. It’s better in almost every way from last year’s model, and it won’t break your budget, whether you’re on or off contract.  The Moto G isn't just an improvement over its predecessor; it's a workhouse designed to offer the most basic smartphone features in an attractive package, at a very attractive price. For under $200, you get a battery-efficient smartphone with great call quality and all of Android's best…
  • Microsoft will offer locally hosted cloud services in India

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wooed India’s government and banks on Tuesday with an offer to host cloud services including Azure and Office 365 in the country.The Indian government has been pushing organizations to hold data locally, and Nadella’s move could help drive business for the company from federal and state government customers, as well as banks.Microsoft will deliver the cloud services from data centers in three Indian cities by the end of 2015.The company both builds and leases data center space around the world, it said, but wouldn’t disclose which it would do in…
  • Pioneer's rearview mirror gives drivers cloud data

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
    If your car isn’t smart and connected yet, Pioneer has a rearview mirror that can do the trick.The audio equipment maker showed off what it calls a “rearview mirror telematics unit” with LTE connectivity that displays cloud-based data such as navigation, traffic conditions and weather updates.The real-time info is displayed on a 5-inch LCD that functions as a mirror when it’s not showing anything. It takes up part of the unit’s surface beside the dedicated mirror and can also display video from a linked rearview camera.Info can be accessed via voice commands or the touchscreen…
 
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    theGrio

  • Youth football player dies after collapsing during practice

    theGrio
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    A teen in the Salem Midget Football league died on Sunday.  Jeremiah “Lil’J” Pierce, 12, of Salem, collapsed during practiced last week and was taken to the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, where he died. According to assistant coach Cody Loatman, he was practicing and running drills with his teammates when the tragedy happened. “He was an outgoing kid,” Loatman told the South Jersey Times. “He always came to practice on time and he loved football.” He continued to describe Jeremiah as a comedian who loved laughing and making others laugh. Loatman…
  • Aretha Franklin covers Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ for her album

    Chris Witherspoon
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Aretha Franklin is adding her personal touch to some of the biggest songs of all time for her new album, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics. The multiple Grammy winner is giving “Respect” to several industry heavyweights, belting out songs including Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep,” Etta James’ “At Last,” Alicia Keys’ “No One,” Chaka Khan’s “I’m Every Woman” and Barbra Streisand’s “People.” Franklin co-produced the album with Clive David, along with Kenny “Babyface”…
  • Snoop Dogg interviews Charlo Greene, promises visit to Alaska if they legalize weed

    theGrio
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    Snoop Dogg promised to do a concert in Alaska if state voters approve an initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana this November. The 42-year-old rapper is well known for his music and equally known for his love of pot. He promised not just a regular concert in Alaska but a “wellness retreat concert.” These statements came during a webcast where the rapper was interviewing former local TV reporter Charlo Greene, who had recently quit her job on air after announcing that she was the head of the Alaska Cannabis Club.  
  • Obama: Mistrust in law enforcement ‘corroding’ America

    theGrio
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    In a speech at the Congressional Black Caucus’s annual convention, President Obama said the widespread mistrust of police officers is corroding America — not just its black communities but everywhere else. Many believe this mistrust was exposed after an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Obama added that these suspicions against police only harm the same communities that need protection the most, because most residents and folks end up afraid to see police officers. “It makes folks who are victimized by crime and need strong…
  • ‘Batman’ joins forces with Detroit police

    theGrio
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    [protected-iframe id="42c045aae4554cf12d256bd777610b80-9585349-34295377" info="ipt src="http://www.wwmt.com/template/flashplayers/jwplayer/dev/files/embed.js">A Detroit resident, known as “Batman,” is committed to making a difference in his community by ensuring its safety. Walter Gildersleeve regularly patrols his neighborhood on the city’s west side, bringing along with him his street-smart attitude, passion-filled heart and a loaded gun, reports WXYZ. His night usually involves patrolling a huge number of abandoned homes that can be havens for urban crimes.
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Choir Boy Looks at Homosexuality in a Black Prep School (GO!)

    Steven Leigh Morris
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    At first, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s study of five, black prep-school students (Jeremy Pope, Nicholas L. Ashe, Donovan Mitchell, Grantham Coleman and Caleb Eberhardt), along with their stern headmaster (Michael A.Shepperd) and a visiting white professor (Leonard Kelly-Young) from the Civil Rights era, might seem schematic. The “group drama” about opportunity and its lack in a callous world is carved from plays ranging from Trevor Griffith’s Comedians to Herbert Ross’ Steel Magnolias. Eventually, however, McCraney’s poetical-musical style, along with Trip Cullman’s perfect staging,…
  • A John Williams Celebration

    Tim Greiving
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The most recognized, most loved and most Oscar-nominated film composer in history will share the spotlight with the Walt Disney Concert Hall as the L.A. Philharmonic kicks off its 96th season — and its 10th year in the Gehry-designed musical space(ship). A John Williams Celebration won't be just another greatest-hits... by Tim Greiving The most recognized, most loved and most Oscar-nominated film composer in history will share the spotlight with the Walt Disney Concert Hall as the L.A. Philharmonic kicks off its 96th season — and its 10th year in the Gehry-designed musical space(ship). A…
  • Cibo Matto

    Daniel Kohn
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    When Cibo Matto first surfaced in the mid-'90s, at the height of grunge and alternative rock, their mix of quirky, food-themed lyrics and noise-rock/avant-pop music caught on not only in their native New York's underground scene but worldwide. After two albums, Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori decided to take a... by Daniel Kohn When Cibo Matto first surfaced in the mid-'90s, at the height of grunge and alternative rock, their mix of quirky, food-themed lyrics and noise-rock/avant-pop music caught on not only in their native New York's underground scene but worldwide. After two albums, Yuka Honda…
  • The Trip to Bountiful Stops in L.A. With a Stellar Cast Led by Cicely Tyson (GO!)

    Mayank Keshaviah
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    Like other American masterworks such as Our Town and Buried Child, Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful finds universal profundity in the goings on of small town life. But unlike the original 1953 teleplay, or the many revivals since, this touring production of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival features an African-American cast, bringing new resonance to the classic. In the play, the small-town is Bountiful, Texas in the early 1950s, a place so out of the way that buses only stop at nearby Harrison.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Joel Jerome Is the Behind-the-Scenes Indie King

    Art Tavana
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    The hot sun beats down on the iron gate leading into the Psychedelic Thriftstore, the Glassell Park recording studio of Joel Jerome. "I spend most of my time here," says Jerome.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Koch Brothers Influence

    26 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Koch Brothers Influence PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 KEYWORDS: koch, brothers, influence, republican, tea, party, conservative, pac, contribution, campaign, finance Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Mideast Policy

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Mideast Policy PUBLICATION DATE: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 KEYWORDS: mideast, policy, iraq, iran, usa, syria, turkey, saudi, arabia, afghanistan, bomb, drone, boots, ground, isis, is, islamic, state, isil, al, qaeda, beheading Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Airline Passenger Seating

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Airline Passenger Seating PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 KEYWORDS: airline, passenger, seating, crowded, seat, back, tray, profits, travel Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - ISIS vs. Western Modernity

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: ISIS vs. Western Modernity PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 KEYWORDS: isis, is, isil, islamic, state, caliphate, iraq, syria, modernity, western, beheading, journalist, youtube, video Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Plastic Garbage Patch

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Plastic Garbage Patch PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 KEYWORDS: pacific, ocean, great, garbage, patch, pollution, environment, plastic Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
 
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Choir Boy Looks at Homosexuality in a Black Prep School (GO!)

    Steven Leigh Morris
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    At first, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s study of five, black prep-school students (Jeremy Pope, Nicholas L. Ashe, Donovan Mitchell, Grantham Coleman and Caleb Eberhardt), along with their stern headmaster (Michael A.Shepperd) and a visiting white professor (Leonard Kelly-Young) from the Civil Rights era, might seem schematic. The “group drama” about opportunity and its lack in a callous world is carved from plays ranging from Trevor Griffith’s Comedians to Herbert Ross’ Steel Magnolias. Eventually, however, McCraney’s poetical-musical style, along with Trip Cullman’s perfect staging,…
  • A John Williams Celebration

    Tim Greiving
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The most recognized, most loved and most Oscar-nominated film composer in history will share the spotlight with the Walt Disney Concert Hall as the L.A. Philharmonic kicks off its 96th season — and its 10th year in the Gehry-designed musical space(ship). A John Williams Celebration won't be just another greatest-hits... by Tim Greiving The most recognized, most loved and most Oscar-nominated film composer in history will share the spotlight with the Walt Disney Concert Hall as the L.A. Philharmonic kicks off its 96th season — and its 10th year in the Gehry-designed musical space(ship). A…
  • Cibo Matto

    Daniel Kohn
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    When Cibo Matto first surfaced in the mid-'90s, at the height of grunge and alternative rock, their mix of quirky, food-themed lyrics and noise-rock/avant-pop music caught on not only in their native New York's underground scene but worldwide. After two albums, Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori decided to take a... by Daniel Kohn When Cibo Matto first surfaced in the mid-'90s, at the height of grunge and alternative rock, their mix of quirky, food-themed lyrics and noise-rock/avant-pop music caught on not only in their native New York's underground scene but worldwide. After two albums, Yuka Honda…
  • The Trip to Bountiful Stops in L.A. With a Stellar Cast Led by Cicely Tyson (GO!)

    Mayank Keshaviah
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    Like other American masterworks such as Our Town and Buried Child, Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful finds universal profundity in the goings on of small town life. But unlike the original 1953 teleplay, or the many revivals since, this touring production of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival features an African-American cast, bringing new resonance to the classic. In the play, the small-town is Bountiful, Texas in the early 1950s, a place so out of the way that buses only stop at nearby Harrison.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Joel Jerome Is the Behind-the-Scenes Indie King

    Art Tavana
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    The hot sun beats down on the iron gate leading into the Psychedelic Thriftstore, the Glassell Park recording studio of Joel Jerome. "I spend most of my time here," says Jerome.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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  • CAL FIRE situation report, September 29, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:27 pm
  • New USFS firefighter recruitment video

    Bill Gabbert
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    On September 23 The U.S. Forest uploaded to YouTube this video that appears to be a new firefighter recruitment tool. Like any advertising campaign asking people to apply for jobs, it certainly glamorizes what firefighters do. One person is even shown saying: Our job is better than your best vacation. The video strongly emphasizes smokejumping and rappelling, as if those jobs make up a large percentage of the firefighting work force. And it shows a lot of women, as if they comprise more than 10 percent of the work force. I only noticed one firefighter with his shirt sleeves rolled up and…
  • Scientists set up equipment in front of a spreading fire

    Guest Writer
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    (Note from Bill: A Fire Behavior Assessment Team (FBAT) has been studying the King Fire east of Placerville, California. Rae Brooks, an Information Officer at the fire, sent us this article describing what a FBAT does.) These scientists set up equipment in front of a fire to collect fire behavior data by Rae Brooks FORESTHILL, Calif. — Fire scientists call them “plots.” Dotted ahead of the leading edge of the King Fire, they were deliberately placed in the anticipated path of the flaming front. Each plot contained a video camera, wind-speed gauge and other monitoring devices. If…
  • Crew that deployed fire shelters on King Fire had three minutes to run to a safer area

    Bill Gabbert
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    Pilot Gary Dahlen, center, is recognized for his actions to aid a crew that was threatened by a rapidly spreading fire. Photo courtesy of CAL FIRE. The 12 people that deployed fire shelters on the King Fire in northern California on September 15 were in a spot near heavy timber that may or may not have been survivable, even in the shelters they had climbed under. Gary Dahlem, flying a Bell 205 overhead, told the crew that they should relocate, and they had three minutes to run out of the timber to an area with lighter fuels. Amy Wang of the Arizona Republic interviewed Mr. Dahlem and got his…
  • Fire that orphaned mountain lion cubs was started by exploding target

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    Sara Steele and Liz Shellenbarger dry off the mountain lion cubs found under a burning log. Photo by Cory Rennaker, Bitterroot National Forest Helitack, USFS. Investigators have confirmed that shooters using exploding targets started the Three Mile Fire nine miles east of Florence, Montana in August. The fire burned about 50 acres before firefighters extinguished it at a cost estimated at $94,000. During the initial attack on the fire, Bitterroot National Forest firefighters rescued a pair of mountain lion cubs. The kittens, just a few weeks old, were taking shelter under a burning log.
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Hunting Boko Haram

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates the Nigerian government's effort to "Bring Back Our Girls" and bring down Boko Haram.
  • Ebola Outbreak

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE reports from inside the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.
  • Losing Iraq

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict.
  • 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.
  • Separate and Unequal

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE examines what’s behind the growing racial divide in American schools
 
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Knowledge is Beautiful UK edition – out today

    david
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    Knowledge is Beautiful: 196 new hand-crafted infographics and visualisations, free-ranging across many subjects areas: science, power, money, health, film, space, art, thought. Each with their own unique dataset available online. Enjoy! » watch a video of the insides » order from Amazon.co.uk » order from Waterstones (20% off) » find out about other editions See some example content: Who Hates Whom in the Middle East, Good Relationtips, The Big Scary CO2 Graphic, Rhetological Fallacies, Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read.
  • Rhetological Fallacies? Falacias Retologicas? Retorikai Felrevezetesek??

    david
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    Remember our Rhetological Fallacies graphic? An index of most common errors and manipulations of rhetoric and logical thinking. It’s one of the most popular pages on Information is Beautiful ever. Well, thanks to 李为维, Hayanna Carvalho, Iván Galarza, Klaus-Michael Lux, Kadar Magor, Gilles Peyroux and Adriano Venditti, Rhetological Fallacies is now available in Chinese, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish. And in English! Download a hi-res printable PDF if you like. We’ve had many requests for an interactive version. So we’re planning…
  • Who likes whom in the Middle East? Key players & relationships

    david
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    An interactive visualisation of key players & notable relationships in the Middle East created by David McCandless & Univers Lab. Part of the Knowledge is Beautiful project. Powered by our dataviz software VizSweet. » Explore the visualisation » See the data: bit.ly/KIB_MiddleEast about this image This is an interactive remake of a prototype image from my first book, Information is Beautiful (2009). And part of a series of graphics exploring different facets of Islam. This kind of visualisation is called a “forced network” where the entities are bound in a…
  • ARRRRGHHWOOOOO!

    david
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    That’s the sound of an author seeing their book for the first time… Just received the first physical copy of mine, Knowledge is Beautiful. Watch me ‘unbox’ it live. Will I laugh? Or cry? Direct link to the video pre-order If you like, feel free to order from these outlets » UK edition – out Sep 25th (Amazon) – (Waterstones – £7 off!) » US edition – Oct 14th (Amazon) – (Barnes & Noble) » Edition francais – Nov 6th (Amazon FR)
  • Announcing the Information is Beautiful Awards 2014…

    david
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Get your dataviz entries into this year’s Information is Beautiful Awards by midnight EST September 8th. Enter here. Thanks to our beloved sponsors, Kantar, we’re running a non-profit endeavour and have a $28,000 prize pot to share across six categories and five special awards. Last year’s awards was a big hit. Hundreds of entries from around the globe. Loads of coverage for the winners and those listed. Check out the new informationisbeautifulawards.com for deets. Can you help us? Seen any great dataviz and infographic work this year? Suggest something you’ve liked…
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    IndiaVision News and Information

  • Mamata wants guv’s say in judges’ appointment

    Gautam
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    New Delhi : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants the Centre to clearly mention in National Judicial Appointments Bill that the Governor will have to follow the advice of the state government in the appointment of High Court judges. Banerjee’s communication to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad came in response to a letter written by him to all Chief Ministers requesting them to ratify a constitutional amendment bill to make way for the proposed commission for appointment of judges to the higher judiciary. Once the Commission is put in place, it will scrap the present collegium…
  • Harish Manwani to retire as COO of Unilever

    Gautam
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    MUMBAI: Harish Manwani, currently chief operating officer, Unilever, will retire from Unilever on December 31, 2014, after more than 38 years of service. He will continue in his capacity as the non-executive chairman of Hindustan Unilever (HUL). As COO of Unilever, Manwani’s key achievement has been his leadership of the global markets where he established and aligned the market clusters across the world behind a clear agenda, creating a better and more integrated go-to-market organisation. It has also allowed the business to be managed more dynamically, resource allocation to be done…
  • Nifty reclaims 8,000 level

    Gautam
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    With the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) keeping its main lending rate unchanged after a monetary policy review, key benchmark indices extended gains and hit fresh intraday high in afternoon trade. The 50-unit CNX Nifty regained the psychological 8,000 level. The Nifty hit its highest level in nearly a week. The barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, was currently up 207.81 points or 0.78% at 26,804.92. TheSensex hit one-week high. The market breadth indicating the overall health of the market was strong. Eruoepan stocks rose in early trade there. Shares of auto-part makers were in demand. Tyre…
  • Larsen and Toubro gains on Rs 1,423 crore new orders

    Gautam
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has moved higher by 2% to Rs 1,490 after the company said it has won new orders worth Rs 1,423 crore across various business segments in September 2014, including order from Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation. The company’s heavy civil infrastructure business has bagged a Rs 631 crore prestigious order from the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Limited for the construction of the Lucknow Metro, L&T said in a statement. L&T’s scope includes construction of the priority section (Package LKCC 01) in the North South Corridor – 8.5km elevated viaducts and 8…
  • Israeli fire wounds Gaza teenager

    Gautam
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Israeli troops shot and wounded a 14-year-old boy in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday in the second such incident in 24 hours, medics said.   The boy suffered injuries to his foot after coming under fire in his village close to the border, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said in a statement.   On Sunday, Israeli fire wounded a farmer near the border fence, Qudra added.   Under Israel’s blockade of the coastal territory, residents of Gaza are not allowed to come within 100 metres of the border fence on foot, or 300 metres in a…
 
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • Breaking BP REPORT >>>> Fallout in the DNA after its Executive Member is charged for stealing!

    media
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    FNM Assistant Treasurer tenders his resignation from the Party…. O'Brien Knowles on happier days with Cash and Lightbourne. DNA keep circulating foreign criminals within its leadership…WHY? JP Michelsen is a part of the Executive Steering Committee in the DNA! He could be catching the bus to Fox Hill this coming Wednesday. Nassau, Bahamas — Deep concerns have rocked the DNA over the weekend after Bahamas Press reported how its Executive Member JP Michelsen was arrested and charged on counts of stealing more than $200,000 by reason of service. The former FNM turned DNA is…
  • Men set to be arraigned in the half-a-million dollar drug bust!

    media
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    A BP NEWS UPDATE >>> FOUR MEN IN HALF-MILLION DOLLAR DRUG BUST TO BE ARRAIGNED IN COURT TODAY file photo of a drug bust in May this year. tribune242.com photo. Nassau, Bahamas — Four males arrested by Drug Enforcement Unit during the half million dollar drug bust last week will appear in court at 11:00am this morning to be formally charged. Drug Enforcement Officers arrested the men following the seizure of 570 pounds of marijuana in an area east of the Coral Harbour Round about on Tuesday 23rd September 2014. POLICE ARE SEEKING THE PUBLIC’S HELP IN STABBING AND SHOOTING…
  • Iron Lady Diana Swann is Setting ZNS Right!

    media
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:19 pm
    ZNS is now becoming a real news organization! Diana Swann – GM of The BCB ZNS is Going UPHILL while NB12 is headed DOWNHILL as shakeup begins in news….! Nassau, Bahamas — Broadcasting Corporation staff, PLP and FNM across the board, have been left with their lower lips flapping in the wind as Iron Lady Diana Swann has made it clear that the way forward is going to be the RIGHT way and not a way paved with political favoritism and interference. About six weeks ago, Swann, who had a 20+ year previous employment with ZNS, was named the new General Manager, a well deserving and…
  • Breaking News >>> Is Chapter One Bookstore the latest brothel on the ground of COB?

    media
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:05 pm
    People tipping toe in and out of Chapter One Bookstore after midnight? The College of the Bahamas! Nassau, Bahamas — Bahamas Press is asking the leadership of the College of the Bahamas to investigate some concerns that has come to our news desk. We have engaged reports from multiple sources that have complained how the Chapter One Book store in Oakes Field in being occupied long into the night by two males said to have affiliation with the store. Those sources have confirmed to BP how a senior authority at the store and a young [just out a school] male exits the store every night just…
  • Andre Rollins set to join the FNM come Wednesday in Parliament!

    media
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Fort Charlotte MP Andre Rollins Rollins set to leave the PLP as he had ABANDONED his constituents more than a year ago! Nassau, Bahamas — Breaking report Andre Roĺlins shall not apologize to the PLP leader come Wednesday, but shall join the Free National Movement as the new FNM MP for Fort Charlotte under Hubert Minnis and Loretta Butler Turner. BAHAMAS Press can confirm the talks were inked this morning and the deal is final. The deal was sealed at Starbucks in Cable Beach. Around that table were Fort Charlotte MP Andre Rollins with Dr. Hubert Minnis, Brensil Rolle, Alvin Smith and…
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  • Talvivaara restructuring to leave individual investors empty-handed

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    The many twists and turns in Talvivaara’s fortunes continue to test the faith of individual investors. Antti Kejo, chair of the Kainuu shareholders association said household investors are looking on at the restructuring proposal with interest.“Our faith now depends on what happens with the restructuring proposal. On whether or not the creditors accept it in their vote so that it can go ahead. And if Talvivaara can get the financing it needs to continue operating,” Kejo added.The mining operation has been plagued by all manner of reversals: heavy financial losses, crushing debt,…
  • Sweet tax hike cancelled as government relents

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    The government's planned austerity package got a little lighter today as the Finance Ministry announced it will not after all try to raise 50 million euros with a  bump in the tax levied on sugary sweets, snacks, soft drinks and ice cream.In the background is an EU Commission effort to decide how different sugary snacks should be treated by tax authorities. From 2017 manufacturers will have to notify tax authorities about the sugar content of their products.The Finnish Finance Ministry will look again at the sweet tax rise when that duty comes into force. The recent budget sought to gather…
  • Final deadline looms for mega car showroom project

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:45 am
    The final chapter in the Sunny Car Center may be written by the end of the day Tuesday. That’s when Hämeenlinna city leaders are due receive the 8.4 million euros owed for the site of what was meant to be Europe’s largest car showroom. If the funds aren’t produced by the end of the day, the city will begin proceedings to revoke the agreement to sell the property in Karstula.Ritaluoma was relying on a windfall investment of 35 million euros from the widow of a former Zambian president to help bankroll the project and had paid out more than 300,000 euros as a surety to receive the…
  • Talvivaara losses down; restructuring plan still open

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:36 am
    The beleaguered Talvivaara mining company announced a four million-euro loss for the second quarter of the year as it posted its financial results Tuesday. The operating results indicate a slight improvement over the same period last year, when losses reached 24 million euros. Losses for the first quarter of the year came in at seven million euros.The company’s reported losses for the full year 2013 was a massive 700 million euros. Company turnover for the first half of the year amounted to 39.2 million euros – for the second quarter it reached 13 million euros.Restructuring proposal…
  • Police called over Finns Party councillor intoxication claims

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    A meeting of the local council in the western town of Ulvila ended in dramatic fashion on Monday night when councillors called police to try and apprehend a Finns Party politician. The party’s Tiina Ilveskoski had arrived late at the meeting and her loud interventions—which caused the meeting to be suspended—had raised suspicions that she may have been intoxicated.“I suspected the councillor’s condition wasn’t the best during the meeting,” said council chair and National Coalition Party councilor Kimmo Vepsä. When Ilveskoski left the meeting Vepsä tried to prevent her from…
 
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • About the Shark

    thuudung
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Oliver Wendell Holmes’s mollusk, Emily Dickinson’s snake, Melville’s Maldive shark: What about animals makes them such attractive poetic subjects? Their inscrutability, for one… more
  • Jean Guéhenno’s diary

    thuudung
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Can we learn moral heroism from books? The diary of Jean Guéhenno, mid-20th-century French intellectual, suggests so… more
  • Does the history of philosophy matter?

    thuudung
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Histories of philosophy are difficult to write. Bertrand Russell excelled. Then there’s Peter Adamson’s new, pun-laden work… more
  • Martin Scorsese’s NYRB

    thuudung
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Think of a compelling idea for a film. Whatever you come up with has more cinematic sizzle than a documentary about the 50-year arc of a literary journal… more
  • Life of Tennessee Williams

    thuudung
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Tennessee Williams was always writing, at least in part, about his homosexuality. But the relationship between his plots and his private life is fuzzy… more
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    Samuel Scott

  • So, You Want to Work in Israel’s SEO Industry?

    Samuel Scott
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    This essay originally appeared at the Times of Israel. By Samuel Scott Many immigrants to Israel who are not fluent in Hebrew — especially those who are native English speakers — end up working in some type of sales or marketing position that focuses on selling to customers or clients in their native countries. Six […] The post So, You Want to Work in Israel’s SEO Industry? appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
  • What Public Relations Can Learn From SEO

    Samuel Scott
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    This essay originally appeared at The Cline Group. By Samuel Scott Insert links into press releases that include targeted keywords in the text of the links and then publish and distribute them throughout the Internet. If you work in public relations, that statement is probably what you think when you hear the term “SEO.” But […] The post What Public Relations Can Learn From SEO appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
  • When Missiles Start Falling at Work

    Samuel Scott
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    This essay originally appeared on LinkedIn Today. TEL AVIV – The air-raid sirens woke me up in the morning. My eyes flashed open in bed in my top-floor apartment here in Israel’s high-tech capital as the warning sounds echoed throughout the neighborhood and signaled that I had fifteen seconds to take shelter in my building’s […] The post When Missiles Start Falling at Work appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
  • Google is Killing “SEO” Press Releases. Thank You, Google!

    Samuel Scott
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    This essay originally appeared at The Cline Group. By Samuel Scott I don’t think I’ve ever been as happy about a Google algorithm update as I’ve been with Panda 4.0. Google rolled out the change on May 20. Search Engine Land’s Barry Schwartz noticed on May 29 that several major press-release websites were hit. PR Newswire announced […] The post Google is Killing “SEO” Press Releases. Thank You, Google! appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
  • How to Speak at Marketing Conferences

    Samuel Scott
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:27 am
    This essay originally appeared at The Cline Group. By Samuel Scott Speaking at conferences is an underrated marketing strategy. It’s one thing to focus, for example, on SEO, social media, and lead generation – but it’s all online and impersonal. It’s also beneficial to be in the real world and connect with flesh-and-blood people. Of […] The post How to Speak at Marketing Conferences appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
 
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  • Why The Economy Is Still Failing Most Americans – OpEd

    Robert Reich
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:13 pm
    By Robert Reich I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15 per hour minimum wage in the country. Other cities and states should follow Seattle’s example. Contrary to the dire predictions of opponents, the hike won’t cost Seattle jobs. In fact, it will put more money into the hands of low-wage workers who are likely to spend almost all of it in the vicinity. That will create jobs. Conservatives believe the economy functions better if the rich have more money and everyone else has less. But they’re wrong.
  • Albany Family and Three Pets Safe from House Fire

    Albany Tribune
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:48 pm
    By Albany Tribune Today at 3:50pm Albany Fire Department was called to 3127 SE 26th Ave for a house fire. The neighbors reported that they saw flames coming from an upstairs bedroom window. The two girls that were home at the time of the fire reported smelling smoke and while they were trying to find the source of the smoke the smoke alarms went off. They left the house with the three pets: Panther the cat, Zach the ferret and Beast the dog. No one was injured. Tangent Fire and Lebanon Fire came to cover calls in Albany. Estimated loss is 125,000 to the house and 30,000 to contents. The cause…
  • Anthony White Pleads Guilty to Keizer Armored Car Robbery

    Albany Tribune
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    By Albany Tribune Today, before the Honorable Dale W. Penn, Anthony Samuel White, 29, was sentenced for the robbery of an armored car courier after previously changing his plea on September 19, 2014. In addition to Robbery in the Second Degree, White also pled guilty to two counts of Burglary in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Burglary in the Second Degree, and two counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. For the first count of Burglary in the First Degree, White was sentenced 45 months in the Department of Corrections. For the crime of Robbery in the Second Degree, White was…
  • War Against Islamic State: Sowing Seeds Of More Extremist Groups – Analysis

    James M. Dorsey
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
    By James M. Dorsey The US-led international response to the Islamic State’s advances in Iraq and Syria is more extensive and fraught with danger than the war on terror declared by President George W Bush in the wake of the 9-11 attacks on New York and Washington. It is a response that contains the seeds of continued failure in confronting terrorism and threatens to give rise to groups that may be even more extreme than the Islamic State, hard though that may be to imagine. Bush concluded within weeks of the 9/11 attacks that Al Qaeda was as much a product of US support for autocratic Arab…
  • Wyden, Merkley, Feinstein and Boxer Call on DOT to Provide More Hazmat Train Information to First Responders

    Albany Tribune
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    By Albany Tribune Oregon’s U.S. Senators, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, were joined today by California’s U.S. Senators, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, in pressing the Department of Transportation to require that first responders be notified before trains carrying 20 or more carloads of crude oil, ethanol or other flammable liquids travel through their communities. In 15 pages of comments submitted to the rulemaking docket, the senators identified shortfalls and inconsistencies in DOT’s current proposal, which only covers trains carrying 35 cars (1,000,000 gallons) or more of oil…
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    Deadline

  • ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Cuts Into ‘Scorpion’ In Los Angeles

    Nellie Andreeva
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:36 pm
    CBS' Scorpion-NCIS: Los Angeles crossover episode is not slated to air until late October, but the NCIS: LA team inadvertently made an appearance on tonight's episode of Scorpion in Los Angeles. At 9:30 PM, half-way through the second episode of new drama Scorpion, KCBS's broadcast abruptly switched to the beginning of the season premiere of NCIS: LA, not slated to begin until 10 PM in the series' new slot. After several minutes of the veteran crime drama, the telecast…
  • Global Showbiz Briefs: Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Musical Headed To Japan; Steve McQueen Set For European Film Academy Honor; More

    Nancy Tartaglione
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Disney Theatrical Productions and Shiki Theatre Company are bringing Aladdin to Tokyo. This is the first international production of the Broadway musical comedy and is hitting a market where Disney's feature animation Frozen recently grossed a record-breaking $250M. Performances will begin in May at the Dentsu Shiki Theatre Umi in Tokyo. Produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions, Aladdin opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on March 20 and features music by…
  • ‘Bone Tomahawk’ Adds Five To Cast; Kristina Lauren Anderson To Adapt YA Novel ‘Invisibility’

    The Deadline Team
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Sid Haig, Kathryn Morris and Evan Jonigkeit have joined the cast of writer-director S. Craig Zahler's Bone Tomahawk. Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox and Richard Jenkins star in the brutal tale of four men attempting to rescue captives from a band of cannibals who live on the edge of civilization. Simmons (True Detective) will play Samantha O'Dwyer, the de facto town doctor and dedicated wife Wilson's character. Arquette (the Scream…
  • TV Academy’s Ed Sullivan Statue Stolen From Hall Of Fame Plaza

    The Deadline Team
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    A statue of Ed Sullivan was taken from its pedestal at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza in North Hollywood on Sunday. The solid bronze statue, which weighs about 20 pounds and stands 18 inches tall, was being displayed in an outdoor exhibit, along with several other TV personalities and pioneers who have been inducted into the Academy's Hall of Fame. No value was given for the statue, but the LAPD considers it grand theft. Burglary detectives…
  • SoftBank Eyes Stake In Legendary Pictures As DreamWorks Animation Talks Cool

    The Deadline Team
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:09 pm
    The same day that talks SoftBank and DreamWorks Animation cooled off, the Japanese telco/Internet company has turned its attention to Legendary Pictures. Sources tell Deadline that Softbank is looking to take an equity stake in Thomas Tull's studio, which aligned with NBCUniversal last year. Legendary reps could not be reached for comment. The No. 3 wireless provider in its home country, and a player in the U.S. following its $21.6B acquisition last year of Sprint…
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    The Conversation

  • Women scientists get vocal about top billing on Twitter

    Victoria Metcalf, Lecturer in Genetics at Lincoln University, New Zealand
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Women ask why there aren't more women in lists of top scientists. Katrina Cole, CC BY-NCA steady infiltration of scientists onto Twitter has accompanied the growing recognition that a social media presence is just as important as taking the podium at a conference. Social media is leading to new ways for scientists to collaborate and communicate. Indeed, mentions on Twitter can amplify a researcher’s scientific impact. But like all social media forms, it’s not always playing nicely together in the playground. List wars Science magazine this month published a list of 50 science stars on…
  • Why Japan’s deadly Ontake eruption could not be predicted

    Rebecca Williams, Lecturer in Volcanology at University of Hull
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:21 am
    Phreatic eruption: Mount Ontake. EPA/Ministry of Land, InfrastructureMount Ontake, Japan’s second-highest volcano, erupted killing at least 31 people on September 27. Since then, there has been feverish speculation about why tourists were on an active volcano and why the eruption wasn’t predicted. Mount Ontake (also known as Ontakesan) is a stratovolcano which last erupted in 1979-80 and 2007 (there was also a possible, unconfirmed eruption in 1991). Before this, there were no recorded historical eruptions at Mount Ontake. Since the eruption in 1980, Ontake has been monitored by the Japan…
  • Teaching to the T-E-S-T: phonics is working for most children

    Pat Black, Head of Initial Teacher Education, School of Education. at Bath Spa University
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Spell it out. Alphabet soup via Brian Mueller/ShutterstockTeaching children to read with phonics has been a central plank of recent “Govian” education policy. A new set of statistics shows that 74% of children in the first year of primary school now meet the expected level on a phonics screening check, rising to 88% in Year 2 – a marked improvement on two years ago. But dig down behind the numbers and it’s clear that there are still big disparities in how children perform on phonics tests based on region, gender and whether they qualify for free school meals. Introduced in 2012, the…
  • With eight years to go, Qatar's World Cup hopes look set to run into some heavy weather

    Simon Chadwick, Professor of Sport Business Strategy at Coventry University
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:53 am
    There is an old British saying: “It never rains but it pours”. One of Britain’s former colonies may well have to consider adopting the phrase as its new national slogan. In Qatar, it hardly ever seems to rain (for four months each year, not even a drop); but when it comes to the 2022 World Cup its difficulties have evolved into a persistent deluge. The weather, specifically the heat, is now an established part of the popular and prevailing discourse about Qatar’s hosting of FIFA’s showcase tournament. Indeed, the country’s ruling Al Thani family should not expect this issue to go…
  • Great Firewall of China tasked with keeping Hong Kong conflagration in check

    Adrian Hadland, Senior Lecturer in Communications, Media and Culture at University of Stirling
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    One country, two systems? EPA/Alex HoffordFrom 1997, when Hong Kong was officially “returned” to China after Britain’s long lease, the tiny island was bound to remain something of an anomaly. The difference is palpable the moment you travel from mainland China through the passport checkpoint. In Hong Kong, most people speak in English; they drive (reasonably well) on the left, and they don’t stare at foreigners. There’s even a Disneyland. On the mainland, none of these things apply. And similarly, as has been proved in recent days, Hong Kong is a place where tens of thousands of…
 
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  • Australian police arrest 1 in counterterror raids

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:47 am
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One man was arrested in counterterrorism raids in the Australian city of Melbourne on Tuesday after police said he provided money to a U.S. citizen fighting alongsi…
  • Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:24 am
    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said China won't back down from its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub as pro-democracy protesters set a Wednesday deadline for a r…
  • Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    ABOARD THE COCONUT PRINCESS (AP) — On a cruise more about politics than pleasure, Zhang Jing watched the gray shells of the Paracel Islands emerge from the purple, pre-dawn South China Sea.
  • Bill allows families to seek gun restraining order

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would become the first state to allow family members to petition judges to take away relatives' guns if they are deemed to be dangerous under a bill that f…
  • Quotations in the News

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    "The president and the first lady, like all parents, are concerned about the safety of their children, but the president and first lady also have confidence in the men and women of the Secret …
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    ShortFormBlog

  • "We’re so busy worrying about the CMYK hue of the flowers that we’re failing to actually..."

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    “We’re so busy worrying about the CMYK hue of the flowers that we’re failing to actually notice if the flower smells like a rose or like a corpse flower.” - Catching up to the Ello hype today, and so I ranted about it on Ello. May the thinkpiece die a short, painful death.
  • "The only, and essential, characteristics of parody are, on the one hand, to evoke an existing work..."

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    “The only, and essential, characteristics of parody are, on the one hand, to evoke an existing work while being noticeably different from it and, on the other, to constitute an expression of humour or mockery.” - The European Copyright Directive, taking effect in the U.K. October 1, finally makes it OK for British comedians to parody stuff without having to worry about the risk of a lawsuit from the copyright-holder. Not allowed, though, are parodies that convey “a discriminatory message”—i.e., no racism.
  • Introducing Universal SSL

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    Introducing Universal SSL: The tech firm Cloudflare just made the internet a helluva lot safer today, and at the cost of short-term profits, even. More details: The team at CloudFlare is excited to announce the release of Universal SSL™. Beginning today, we will support SSL connections to every CloudFlare customer, including the 2 million sites that have signed up for the free version of our service. This morning we began rolling out the Universal SSL across all our current customers. We expect this process to be complete for all current customers before the end of the day. Yesterday, there…
  • bookoisseur: mashable: It’s National Coffee Day! To celebrate,...

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    bookoisseur: mashable: It’s National Coffee Day! To celebrate, we wanted to reacquaint you with your coffee-obsessed friends. WHICH ONE AM I FRIENDS! I’m a combination of 3, 4, 7, and 9. If anyone is in the District, by the way, you should go to Coffee Counselor, which is a pop-up shop selling nothing but 20 varieties of iced coffee. They are solid. The shop closes this week, so time’s running out to enjoy their tasting notes.
  • A rare sight: Congress working a full work-week

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    4,700 the number of days since January 1, 1978 that both chambers of Congress have been in session at the exact same time, out of 13,000-plus total days. To put that another way, Congress works a little fewer than half of all weekdays on average—and they really like taking Fridays off. source
 
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • Archives: George Eastman House Receives Donation From Kodak Allowing For Increased Digitization and Preservation of Motion Pictures

    Gary Price
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    From the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY: George Eastman House announced today that it will operate a digital laboratory as part of its Moving Image Department, thanks to Eastman Kodak Company’s donation of state-of-the-art digital equipment. The gift will enhance George Eastman House’s in-house capabilities in film preservation, allowing broader access to the museum’s motion picture collection. The lab will be used for both digitizing select titles from the museum’s premier collection of more than 28,000 films, as well as preserving digitally-born works. [Clip] As George…
  • Publishing: AIP, ACM, Elsevier, Wiley and Others Join CHORUS

    Gary Price
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The eight new members of CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States) members are: American Chemical Society AIP Publishing American Physical Society Association of Computing Machinery Elsevier Hindawi Silverchair Wiley Source: CHORUS Blog See Also: CHORUS Membership Roster Direct to CHORUS Search Tool
  • New Tip Sheet From ALA Looks at Public Policy Implications of 3D Printing in the Library

    Gary Price
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    New introductory brief online today from three ALA divisions: United For Libraries, Public Library Association, and ALA’s Office of Info Tech Policy. “As the percentage of the nation’s libraries helping their patrons create new objects and structures with 3D printers continues to increase, the legal implications for offering the high-tech service in the copyright, patent, design and trade realms continues to grow as well,” said Alan S. Inouye, director of the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy. “We have reached a point in the evolution of 3D printing services where…
  • Just Released: “Europeana for Research: Final Policy Recommendations”

    Gary Price
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    From a Europeana News Release: Safeguarding our digital cultural heritage requires increased collaboration and greater cross-fertilisation of ideas and approaches between the culture and research sectors, ministries and funders, aimed at increasing its impact and reducing the duplication of costs, according to recommendations released today by the National Documentation Centre of Greece (EKT) and Europeana – Europe’s platform for innovation in digital cultural heritage. The report ‘Europeana for Research’ shows that Europe’s digital cultural heritage can provide…
  • News Roundup

    Gary Price
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    1. OCLC: WorldCat Discovery Adds Chat Widget 2. 200+ ProQuest Databases Now Indexed and Discoverable through the Central Index of Ex Libris Primo 3. Library Sales, Timely Metadata, and the Canadian Publisher (via Booknet Canada) 4. Jordan Eschler and Olivia Dorsey Receive Paul Evan Peters Fellowships
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  • Drones — U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces FAA Exemptions for Commercial UAS Movie and TV Production

    fulltextreports
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces FAA Exemptions for Commercial UAS Movie and TV Production Source: Federal Aviation Administration U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies, the first step to allowing the film and television industry the use of […]
  • UK — Guidance: Progress on premature deaths of people with learning disabilities

    fulltextreports
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Guidance: Progress on premature deaths of people with learning disabilities Source: Department of Health This report shows progress against the 18 recommendations in the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities both locally and nationally. It also recognises that more needs to be done including all local areas: participating fully in the […]
  • CRS — Defense Surplus Equipment Disposal, Including the Law Enforcement 1033 Program (September 5, 2014)

    fulltextreports
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Defense Surplus Equipment Disposal, Including the Law Enforcement 1033 Program (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via U.S. State Department Foreign Press Center) The effort to dispose of surplus military equipment dates back to the end of World War II when the federal government sought to reduce a massive inventory of surplus military equipment by making […]
  • China’s Leaders Quash Hong Kong’s Hopes for Democratic Election Reforms – CRS Insights (September 5, 2014)

    fulltextreports
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    China’s Leaders Quash Hong Kong’s Hopes for Democratic Election Reforms – CRS Insights (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via U.S. Department of State Foreign Press Center) An August 31 decision by China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) placed strict conditions on any possible electoral reforms in Hong Kong—setting the stage for a contentious and […]
  • Using Eye Tracking to Obtain a Deeper Understanding of What Drives Online Hotel Choice

    fulltextreports
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Using Eye Tracking to Obtain a Deeper Understanding of What Drives Online Hotel Choice Source: Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Center for Hospitality Research Booking a hotel online involves two major stages, namely, browsing and deliberation (followed by booking a hotel). A study that tracked 32 individuals’ eye movements as they worked on selecting […]
 
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    Detroit Unspun

  • It’s a Good Thing: Vote today for Michigan’s entries in the ‘American Made Awards’ contest

    Karen Dybis
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    From our point of view, Michigan businesses should follow the old adage of “A rising tide lifts all boats.” In other words, we need to support one another in a variety of ways so that our state economy grows as a result. That is why we wanted to bring the “American Made Awards” to your attention. This contest comes out of the Martha Stewart camp, so you know the selected businesses – and the finalists in particular – are great examples of Michigan ingenuity and innovation. Bon Bon Bon More than a dozen Michigan companies were named as finalists in this competition. Many more than…
  • Cobo rocks with more upgrades and strong financials

    M Lapham
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    The heart of Detroit’s convention, conference and trade show scene, Cobo Center, is beating more life-blood into the community. Despite being in the middle of construction there is no slowing down and its progress and financials show it. With completion of the final phase of construction scheduled for completion in 2015, Cobo gained much in 2014. Here’s a quick look at Cobo’s renovation. Reconstruct rooftop parking area to replace concrete, drainage system and parapet, install solar-powered lighting, improve building entrances, and insulate roof. Finish upgrades to HVAC, plumbing,…
  • I’mPossible conference helps teens deal with suicide and domestic violence

    Jerome Espy
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The recent death of comedian/actor Robin Williams has brought renewed attention to the issues of suicide and depression. Regardless of age, many struggle and may need help from time to time. An upcoming conference put on by the Mentoring Youth Network (MYN) hopes to provide students, dealing with the issues, alternatives, hope and answers. I’mpossible founder Tony Weston talks with students Organizers of the “I’mPossible” Suicide Awareness Conference say they want to proactively inspire change in Detroit’s youth and give them options. They are stressing that although the…
  • The Great American Milk Drive helps hungry families in metro Detroit

    Jerome Espy
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    Nearly everyone has heard the phrase, “Milk does a body good,” right? Well, the beverage many of us grew up on is in short supply at many of the nation’s food banks that bring all important sustenance to so many in need in our communities. “The Great American Milk Drive” is looking to meet that need and nourish thousands of families. Locally, Gleaners Community Food Bank, Forgotten Harvest, dairy farmers and Country Fresh are teaming to help inspire Detroiters put an end to a food crisis … one gallon at a time. Since April of this year, Feeding America has partnered with local…
  • Week in review: Detroit was a hotbed of events, conferences, celebrity appearances

    Karen Dybis
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    Detroit naysayers, haters and otherwise unaware ostriches: If you think the city hasn’t crossed that all-importing tipping point where progress trumps ruin and decay, then you should think about selling all your stuff and moving. Because if you  haven’t been to this new Detroit – this exciting, jubilant, argumentative and boastful in the best possible way city – then you’re just plain old missing out. And that’s a crying shame. Because the last week in Detroit was glorious. It was impressive. It was a dang hotbed of activity. And that’s just the way it’s going to be from now…
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  • Adobe Photoshop now on Chromebook with Google Drive cloud storage integration

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:31 pm
    The Adobe Photoshop software can now run on a Chromebook with Google Drive integration. Finally, the Chromebook platform is more than just a Google Drive or a web-browsing only machine. Google announced that Adobe is joining the ecosystem with the launch of Adobe Creative Cloud that can run on the Chrome OS’s native web browser — and this is launching initially with the company’s flagship software service, the Adobe Photoshop. Google said the Adobe Photoshop streaming version will be available first to United States-based education customers. So technically speaking, Adobe will…
  • Microsoft Corporation’s Xbox One hits China, PlayStation 4 missing the action

    Raphael Labuguen
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Microsoft enjoys “first blood” in China after launching the Xbox One — marking the end of the 14-year ban on gaming consoles which promote “violence.” It’s a “monumental day” not only for the Chinese gaming community, but also for Microsoft Corporation. The Xbox One, the company’s latest flagship gaming console, is finally available in China — and it marks the end of the Chinese Communist Party’s 14-year ban on gaming devices. Stores that offer the Xbox One attracted long lines, very long lines — not only because they want to experience the…
  • USPS introduces Batman stamps to celebrate comic book superhero’s 75th anniversary

    Jon Kristian Coa
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Comic-Con in New York includes a memorabilia from USPS, the Batman Stamps! The US Postal Service will commemorate the 75th year anniversary of one of the country’s coolest and most profitable comic book character — Batman. The agency said that starting on October 7, they will issue four unique Batman stamps inspired by four generations. The evolution of Batman is the centerpiece of the stamps — and the USPS said that the one of the stamps will showcase Batman as depicted by creator Bob Kane during the golden age of comics. Another layer will show-off Batman stamp swooping…
  • California Governor vetoes bill requiring warrants for drones surveillance

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Governor of California vetoed a bill limiting agencies to use surveillance drones without warrant in State’ skies. California Governor Jerry Brown has decided to veto the Assembly Bill 1327 or the proposed state law which demands policemen, security and investigation agencies to operate drones with warrant. For Brown, the bill’s proposed exceptions appear to be “narrow and could impose requirements beyond what is required by the 4th amendment of the Constitution” and also the privacy provisions which are guiding the state of California. Additionally, the law would have also required…
  • ‘Distracting’ Google Glass cannot curtail road accidents, but driverless car still a candidate

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Google Glass is also distracting while on the road, so it’s possible that the safest way to text and drive is to use the Google Driverless car. Let’s face and accept the reality that any device connected to the internet can be distracting while we drive because when we create or interact with a device, it will need more brain processes. And so it’s a no shocker that a new study claims to reveal that even the hands-free Google Glass is no exception to distracting a driver while on the road. Google Glass was compared to texting using a modern smartphone, and the research said they’re…
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  • World’s thinnest clip case SlimClip releases updated third version

    SWNS Reporter
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    The Wonderful Things Factory (theWTFactory) created a category of one with the release of the SlimClip Case in early 2014. By creating the world’s thinnest clip case and a patented technology that allows users to clip their iPhone to their waists securely and comfortably without added bulk theWTFactory provided a new alternative to active iPhone users that wish to take their phone with them for runs, hikes, cycling, working out at the gym and other fitness activities. Keith Hall, the Co-Owner and Product Developer at theWTFactory, said: “Our customers say they were using previously…
  • Cutting waiting lists for mental health treatment ‘will save lives’

    SWNS Reporter
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Long waiting lists for much-needed NHS treatment are well documented. And for those unfortunate enough to need care the message has  been simple. Due to ever- increasing demand and less resource, they have to wait. It is never an easy situation for any patient, but a new report has now highlighted how waiting for treatment for mental health conditions can be harmful – and in some cases potentially fatal. In a survey of 2,000 patients by the We Need to Talk coalition – which focuses on referrals for treatment under the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme –…
  • Half of women have a ‘Plan B’ man if their relationship ends

    SWNS Reporter
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    Half of all women have a ‘Plan B’ – in the shape of a man whose arms they can run into  if their current relationship turns sour, it emerged yesterday.A study carried out among 1,000 women found a substantial percentage have managed to keep another man waiting patiently in the wings should they end up single .And, worryingly, married women are more likely have a Plan B in the background than those who are merely in a relationship. Half of women have a ‘Plan B’ in case their current relationship turns sour, researchers found It also emerged the Plan B is likely…
  • Half of women have a man on standby in case their relationships ends

    Jon Mills
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:37 am
    Half of all women have a ‘Plan B’ – in the shape of a man whose arms they can run into if their current relationship turns sour, it has emerged. A study carried out among 1,000 women found a substantial percentage have managed to keep another man waiting patiently in the wings should they end up single. And, worryingly, married women are more likely have a Plan B in the background than those who are merely in a relationship. It also emerged the Plan B is likely to be an ‘old friend’ who has always had feelings for the woman in question. But other candidates are…
  • Palamedes PR Appointed by Gigi’s of Mayfair

    SWNS Reporter
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    Palamedes PR has been appointed by Gigi’s, the exclusive new restaurant in Mayfair, London.Gigi’s, a modern Italian restaurant on Woodstock Street, holds up to 50 guests and boasts its own VIP area. It is believed to be the first restaurant of its type in Mayfair with an in-house DJ on ThursdayFriday, and Saturday nights.Palamedes PR has been appointed on a project basis to orchestrate the restaurant’s pre-public launch this week. This will include two ticket-only parties on the nights of Thursday 25 and Friday 26 September respectively. Celebrity guests are set to include the…
 
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  • Why The Economy Is Still Failing Most Americans – OpEd

    Robert Reich
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:13 pm
    By Robert Reich I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15 per hour minimum wage in the country. Other cities and states should follow Seattle’s example. Contrary to the dire predictions of opponents, the hike won’t cost Seattle jobs. In fact, it will put more money into the hands of low-wage workers who are likely to spend almost all of it in the vicinity. That will create jobs. Conservatives believe the economy functions better if the rich have more money and everyone else has less. But they’re wrong.
  • Albany Family and Three Pets Safe from House Fire

    Albany Tribune
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:48 pm
    By Albany Tribune Today at 3:50pm Albany Fire Department was called to 3127 SE 26th Ave for a house fire. The neighbors reported that they saw flames coming from an upstairs bedroom window. The two girls that were home at the time of the fire reported smelling smoke and while they were trying to find the source of the smoke the smoke alarms went off. They left the house with the three pets: Panther the cat, Zach the ferret and Beast the dog. No one was injured. Tangent Fire and Lebanon Fire came to cover calls in Albany. Estimated loss is 125,000 to the house and 30,000 to contents. The cause…
  • Anthony White Pleads Guilty to Keizer Armored Car Robbery

    Albany Tribune
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    By Albany Tribune Today, before the Honorable Dale W. Penn, Anthony Samuel White, 29, was sentenced for the robbery of an armored car courier after previously changing his plea on September 19, 2014. In addition to Robbery in the Second Degree, White also pled guilty to two counts of Burglary in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Burglary in the Second Degree, and two counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. For the first count of Burglary in the First Degree, White was sentenced 45 months in the Department of Corrections. For the crime of Robbery in the Second Degree, White was…
  • War Against Islamic State: Sowing Seeds Of More Extremist Groups – Analysis

    James M. Dorsey
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
    By James M. Dorsey The US-led international response to the Islamic State’s advances in Iraq and Syria is more extensive and fraught with danger than the war on terror declared by President George W Bush in the wake of the 9-11 attacks on New York and Washington. It is a response that contains the seeds of continued failure in confronting terrorism and threatens to give rise to groups that may be even more extreme than the Islamic State, hard though that may be to imagine. Bush concluded within weeks of the 9/11 attacks that Al Qaeda was as much a product of US support for autocratic Arab…
  • Wyden, Merkley, Feinstein and Boxer Call on DOT to Provide More Hazmat Train Information to First Responders

    Albany Tribune
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    By Albany Tribune Oregon’s U.S. Senators, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, were joined today by California’s U.S. Senators, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, in pressing the Department of Transportation to require that first responders be notified before trains carrying 20 or more carloads of crude oil, ethanol or other flammable liquids travel through their communities. In 15 pages of comments submitted to the rulemaking docket, the senators identified shortfalls and inconsistencies in DOT’s current proposal, which only covers trains carrying 35 cars (1,000,000 gallons) or more of oil…
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  • Fantasia Says New Man’s Troubled Past is ‘Why I Fell for Him’

    Qwest7
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    *Fantasia Barrino’s new man Kendall Taylor has a troubling past. And it’s what is responsible for her falling in love with him. Under an Instagram photo posted over the weekend, Barrino defended Taylor while praising him and his presence in her life at this time. “YOU!!! & My Kids are the best… My kids are […]
  • BlackandBlueNews: Ferguson PD, I Am Scared of You

    EurPublisher
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    *The residents of Ferguson, Missouri, recently notified a U.S. Justice Department, Civil Rights Division official that Ferguson Police Department officers have been wearing “I AM DARREN WILSON” bracelets on duty – in full uniform; in support of the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. Ferguson police officers say, “I AM DARREN WILSON” however, what […]
  • Oprah and Tyler Perry Settle Lawsuit Over Alleged Stolen Show

    Deron Dalton
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    *Oprah and Tyler Perry have settled a lawsuit against the entertianment duo — accusing them of stealing the idea for one of their OWN shows from another writer. The Jasmine BRAND got the exclusive and revealed the writer — who claimed they ripped off “The Have and Have Nots” — dismissed the case. Initially, Parables Entertainment […]
  • Steven Ivory: When the President is a Brother

    blueolive
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:25 am
    *It’s called Bizarro World. A planet which debuted  in Superman comic books in the ‘60s, Bizarro World is the exact opposite of Earth. Instead of being round, the planet is shaped like a cube. Everything considered bad on planet earth is deemed good in Bizarro World. For example, according to the Bizarro Code,  beauty is […]
  • Open Letter to Parents: Reversing the Dropout Effect – Looking Past Prevention

    EurPublisher
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    Dear Parents, Each year more than three million students across the country will leave school without earning a high school diploma. Will your child be one of them? Dropout prevention is a crucial topic of discussion as it relates to the current state of the U.S. educational system. Certainly prevention is key; but once a […]
 
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  • Pacquiao: 'Feel sorry' for Mayweather

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    A wellspring of outside-the-ring sparring between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao reached a crescendo Monday with Pacquiao citing Bible verse while saying he was unaffected by the pound-for-pound king's barbs.
  • Michigan AD Admits Mistakes in Playing Quarterback

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    University of Michigan quarterback Shane Morris appeared to suffer a mild concussion Saturday - but was kept in the game due to miscommunications and confusion among sideline personnel, athletic director Dave Brandon admitted in a statement.
  • 7 Questions for Secret Service Director Julia Pierson

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    On the heels of the Washington Post's revelation that the armed man who scaled the White House fence earlier this month not only entered the executive mansion but bolted past a guard and into the East Room, the Secret Service has come under fire once ag..
  • Protesters Fill Hong Kong Streets as Deadline Looms

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    Pro-democracy protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong Tuesday, one day ahead of a deadline for governmental reform.
  • Jim Harbaugh refutes 49ers discord

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    Jim Harbaugh had a succinct reaction to Deion Sanders' report on the league-owned NFL Network that his San Francisco 49ers players want him gone.
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  • Free Health Screenings Available at St. Mary Medical Center’s Diabetes Walkathon

    Editor
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Lace up your shoes, bring your friends, and join us for the third annual Diabetes Walkathon Health & Information Fair on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Cabrillo High School. The fundraiser will take place around the high school track, 2001 Santa Fe Avenue, from 9 to 11 a.m. and will benefit St. Mary Medical Center’s Outpatient Diabetes Program, which is the first and longest-serving certified diabetes education program in Long Beach. The program has been continuously certified by the American Diabetes Association for 11 years.Read the rest of Free Health Screenings Available at St. Mary…
  • Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal to Host “Council in the Park”

    Editor
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal is hosting “Council in the Park” on Tuesday, September 30, asking residents to stop for a chat while they are shopping at the Bixby Park Farmers Market. Council in the Park gives residents a chance to visit with the Vice Mayor and her staff outside of normal business hours and promotes activities in the park such as the farmers market.Read the rest of Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal to Host “Council in the Park”
  • Julie Rivett Reveals the History Behind The Maltese Falcon

    Editor
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Dashiell Hammett’s personal inspiration for the classic mystery The Maltese Falcon, as well as its central character, Sam Spade, will be revealed by Hammett’s granddaughter, Julie Rivett at an author’s event, Saturday, October 18, 2 p.m. at the Long Beach Main Library Auditorium, 101 Pacific Ave., Long Beach.Read the rest of Julie Rivett Reveals the History Behind The Maltese Falcon
  • Human Sex Trafficking Task Force Reports Successes, Reaches Out To Public For Assistance

    Editor
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Police seek help identifying these human sex trafficking suspects. Human sex trafficking is the second largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs) and reportedly generates profits of nearly $32 billion dollars each year. In January 2014, the Long Beach City Council recognized the need to bolster the Police Department’s efforts towards combating this modern day slavery, and provided discretionary funding to help support this task force.  In February of 2014, the Human Sex Trafficking Task Force was implemented and the Department partnered with multiple agencies with the…
  • Brew Masters, Vintners and Restaurateurs Ready For 2nd Annual Promenade Beer and Wine Festival

    Editor
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    On Saturday, October 11 from 5-10 p.m. Downtown Long Beach will roll out the wine barrels, tap kegs of craft beer and fire up some delicious dishes for the 2nd Annual Promenade Beer and Wine Festival, presented by interTrend Communications. Approximately 20 Downtown restaurants will be paired with wineries and breweries to provide tantalizing tastings for guests.Read the rest of Brew Masters, Vintners and Restaurateurs Ready For 2nd Annual Promenade Beer and Wine Festival
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  • Hong Kong protestors wait for Beijing’s response

    Cormac McCartan
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:56 am
    Student activists sleep in the shade of umbrellas in Hong Kong Tuesday. Pic: AP. As China prepares to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Peoples Republic of China, Hong Kong is in the process of attempting to overthrow that very same political and social order. Already into day three of the Occupy Central campaign, tens of thousands of pro-democracy protestors continue to hold Hong Kong city centre at a standstill, forcing bank branches to close in the downtown area to close and prompting Hong Kong stocks to fall 1.9 percent in the campaign’s first day. All…
  • LIVE: Hong Kong pro-democracy protests continue

    Asian Correspondent
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:22 am
    Pro-democracy activists sleep on a road near the government headquarters in Hong Kong Monday morning. Pic: AP. IN BRIEF: Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters took part in peaceful protests across Hong Kong Monday night after authorities earlier withdrew riot police from the streets. The protests, which passed off peacefully last night, are now entering their third day. The crowds appear to have dwindled this morning, but some protesters remain on the streets. +++ ALL TIMES HONG KONG TIME +++ 7.34pm: Surreal scene tonight in Hong Kong. More protesters still coming, but mood…
  • Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder

    AP News
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:17 pm
    HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — A Thai court has sentenced a man to death after convicting him of raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, killing her and then throwing her body out the window. The brutal murder committed by a train employee in July sparked an uproar in Thailand and prompted calls for the execution of rapists. The Hua Hin provincial court on Tuesday convicted Wanchai Saengkhao of murder, raping a minor and other charges. (MORE: In Thailand, collective responsibility is the best tribute to rape victims) The 22-year-old confessed to drinking beer and taking drugs during his…
  • Thailand considers ID wristbands for tourists

    Asian Correspondent
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Tourists at the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan Thailand. Pic: AP. Thailand’s tourism minister has said that it is considering identification wristbands for tourists “so that if they’re out partying late and, for example, get drunk or lost, they can be easily assisted,” Reuters reports. The possible move comes amid increased concerns for the safety of foreign visitors to Thailand following the brutal murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, on the southern island of Koh Tao on September 15. Under the new plan, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkulsaid hotels would…
  • China celebrates new Martyr’s Day holiday

    AP News
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:35 pm
    BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping and other solemn-looking Chinese leaders presented flower baskets and scores of ordinary people filed up to lay a single flower each Tuesday at the People’s Heroes Monument in central Beijing to mark Martyr’s Day. It is one of three new holidays created this year in a renewed focus on World War II. The other two holidays, marking the Japanese surrender and the massacre of civilians by Japanese forces in Nanjing, refer specifically to China’s fight against Japanese occupiers and were created during a Chinese government campaign to…
 
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  • Welcome to Legendary Silk Road!

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    I’ve got that love of traveling from my parents since childhood. We’ve been to so many developing countries and cities that none of the skyscrapers surprised me anymore. So that’s when I realized that I need something very unique, such as the time-machine which can get me to an absolutely different world. When I read about Great Silk Road and the countries, which are situated there, I got that no more need to that superficial machine! All I had to do was to make a brave choice and get my things ready! All of the countries sounded familiar, but one – Kyrgyzstan. So,…
 
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    MarcGopin.com

  • “Iran and the ‘Coalition of Repenters’”- from The New Yorker

    mgopin
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
                          Read every word. This is the dark truth about why the United States is on the wrong side of the Gulf. Why its allies have destroyed the democrats of the Arab Spring, deliberately, turned it into an Islamist and jihadi nightmare, and why we must completely rethink our allies and adversaries. Someday the story will be told of the decline of America at the hands of its despotic and repressive allies who made this country die on the altar of military and oil sales. And I…
  • Men and Women in War

    mgopin
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
                        “Force protection”. A clean phrase, and its cousin “collateral damage”, that actually mean together that today, men don’t get killed in war much. The vast majority of the dead and wounded are women and children. From Syria to Gaza, from Afghanistan to Congo. The luckier women escape the bombs aimed at them, the luckier ones escape the rape aimed at them. They are merely left to care for abandoned children who have lost their food and lost their minds. People think…
  • “Tour Group Helps Visitors ‘Experience the People’” -JNS.org

    mgopin
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
                        Please check out this great story! Using Israeli and Palestinian Guides, Tour Group Helps Visitors ‘Experience the People’  Liel Maghen, an Israeli tour guide from Jerusalem, says that since starting to work with MEJDI he has watched tourists open their minds, but also expanded his own knowledge. “Every time I join a group, I learn something new about my life and my city,” Maghen says. “My identity is more complete when I hear about the other…
  • Reflections upon Explaining the Middle East to Washington

    mgopin
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
                         DRUGS Don’t go to a drug dealer for a cure, When the drug addict is deteriorating. Don’t go to funders of extremism for a cure, When their victims are deteriorating. MAJORITIES AND MINORITIES Being a majority is no excuse for amnesia, Being a minority is no excuse for paranoia, If you are both, then you are screwed. Destined to ignore the past, But be suspicious about why everyone hates you. RETIREMENT Do not ever retire, From the purpose Of your life.
  • Event Appearance at Johns Hopkins University

    mgopin
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
                        This morning, I was privileged to talk at an great event of SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, as one of the speakers. Please check out the website and the video of this whole event. “IS THE WORLD FALLING APART?” September 16, 2014 Conflict Prevention & Resolution Forum at Kennedy Auditorium, SAIS- Johns Hopkins University    
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  • Things Could Intensify in Hong Kong Tomorrow

    Rob Quinn
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:08 am
    Pro-democracy protesters continued to block key roads in Hong Kong today, and while the mood has remained peaceful, some expect a showdown with police is looming ahead of tomorrow's Chinese National Day holiday. Workers have the day off, which could make for larger gatherings. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying—...
  • Walmart Blames Tracy Morgan for His Crash Injuries

    Matt Cantor
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    Facing a lawsuit by those injured in a six-car collision—among them comedian Tracy Morgan —Walmart has responded that Morgan and Co. should have been wearing their seatbelts. Injuries in the accident, which involved Walmart truck driver Kevin Roper, "were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs' failure to...
  • Iran Hangs 'Heretic' for Insulting Jonah

    Rob Quinn
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    Iran has executed a 37-year-old psychotherapist, apparently for the grievous crime of believing that the story of Jonah—which appears in the Koran as well as the Bible—is a symbolic tale instead of a true account of a prophet who survives three days in a whale's belly. Mohsen Amir-Aslani...
  • Why Kim Jong Un Vanished: Ankle Problem?

    Kate Seamons
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    Kim Jong Un may be out of sight , but he's certainly not out of mind , with the theories and explanations about his nearly monthlong absence piling up. The latest, from South Korea's Chosun Ilbo : Cuban heels may be to blame. The paper has an unnamed source saying the leader fractured...
  • Missing Realtor's Body Found in Shallow Grave

    Matt Cantor
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 am
    Authorities have recovered the body of Beverly Carter, the Arkansas real estate agent who disappeared after showing a home Thursday . THV11 reports her body was found in a shallow grave on a property in Pulaski County; the AP describes the location as that of the Argos concrete company. Officials headed...
 
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  • Headlight Lens Restore with no money!

    Admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    4 ways to restore your headlights and make it clean! It doesn't take much effort, and you can get great results. Watch to see how to get your ugly headlights clear again! 1. Easy Method for making headlights clear again, how to make your headlights look new with toothpaste. 2. Bug spray headlight restoration - Use 40% deet or higher spray and coat on a sock and rub clean to remove yellowing and film from headlights 3. Restore headlight with baking soda and vinegar 4. Cleaning polycarbonate headlights using brake fluid on a Chrysler 300M year 2000. After wiping with brake fluid, the…
  • Beagle helps airline passengers recover lost items

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    Sherlock the beagle is used at the Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport as a sniffer. He doesn't sniff for drugs, however, but for objects that owners have lost. The dog is given luggage found  in the plane and carries it in his specially designed jacket while trying to retrace the owner's smell. The energetic beagle runs through the airport with such items as headphones and lost mobile phones in his pouch. Sherlock has even been known to return stuffed toys back to the owners. The video the airline released shows how much the staff at the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has come to praise him. Sherlock…
  • Live volcano eruption coupled with booming sound

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:26 am
    The eruption of Mount Tavurvur in New Guinea was caught on video by a tourist from Townsville, Australia. The video is becoming wildly popular on the World Wide Web. Phil McNamara, a taxi driver from Townsville, Australia was vacationing in New Guinea with his wife, Linda, and other friends when he filmed the video. The one-minute long film show clouds reacting to a supersonic shockwave from the explosion, as well as dust rising into the atmosphere. The photographer is heard warning other passengers on the boat with him, "Watch out for the shock, it's coming." A boom is heard, as the wave of…
  • Another Awesome Commercial - Volvo Trucks

    Admin
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    First day on the job and he thought he was there to park sports cars, but director Henry-Alex Rubin had other ideas for San Remo Casino’s newest valet. In Volvo Truck’s latest film, Academy Award nominated director Henry-Alex Rubin captures the priceless reaction of a new casino valet via hidden cameras. Unaware of what’s in store for his trial shift at the San Remo Casino on the Italian Riviera, our valet has actually been handpicked and set-up to showcase the sports car like driveability of the new I-Shift Dual Clutch gearbox.  
  • Different ways to enter the architecture industry

    John John
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Architecture offers the technically minded and creative the opportunity to be responsible for the creation of buildings and structures that have a major impact on society. It is also an industry where the gifted have achieved both fame and fortune. The architect must be multi-skilled, displaying knowledge and proficiency in designing and engineering as well as organization and management. They must also have good communication skills. There are different ways to enter the architecture industry, but whatever the route taken, a high degree of academic and technical knowledge is required. The…
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    Capital News

  • Senators reject dissolution of Makueni Assembly

    janegoin
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    It is Makueni today, it could be another county tomorrow. So, it is important to have a meticulous process that will set a good precedent,” Murkomen said/FRANCIS MBATHANAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 – The Senate intends to conduct a probe on the Makueni conflict pitting the Governor and Members of the County Assembly in a bid to find a solution to the ongoing crisis. The probe to be held between October 14 and 16 will see Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana appear before the committee on the 14th, the County Assembly on 15th and the Controller of Budget, Council of Governors and the public…
  • US and Afghanistan poised to sign security pact

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    US soldiers inspect the site of a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on September 16, 2014/AFP KABUL, Sep 30 – Afghanistan will on Tuesday sign a long-delayed security deal to allow some US troops to stay in the country next year, signalling that newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani intends to repair frayed ties with Washington. Hamid Karzai, who stepped down as president on Monday, refused to sign the deal in a disagreement that symbolised the breakdown of Afghan-US relations after the optimism of 2001 when the Taliban were ousted from power. “The BSA (bilateral…
  • ‘CY’ Leung: Hong Kong’s embattled leader

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    Pedestrians take pictures of a caricature of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying placarded on a stranded a bus in Hong Kong on September 30, 2014/AFP HONG KONG, Sep 30 – Facing calls for his resignation, embattled Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying has become a lightning rod for public anger as the city of seven million faces its worst political crisis since the 1997 handover. Born in 1954, Leung the 60 year old son of a policeman has remained defiant despite pressure to step down, two years from taking office, with normally bustling city streets paralysed by tens of…
  • UK eases travel restrictions to parts of Nairobi

    VICTORIA KIOKO
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:42 am
    UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office says relaxing of the travel warning for Nairobi brings it into line with travel advice for comparable cities worldwide/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 – The United Kingdom has relaxed its travel advisory for Nairobi, but maintained a warning for non-essential travel to Eastleigh. In a statement, the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office says relaxing of the travel warning for Nairobi brings it into line with travel advice for comparable cities worldwide. The statement further indicates that the changes on the travel advices are not driven by…
  • Man who hit Raila in Kwale due in court

    CORRESPONDENT
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    He was identified as Lengo Mzomba who hails from Kaloleni/CFM NEWSNAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 – The man who whacked former Prime Minister Raila Odinga with a cane on Monday during a public meeting in Kwale is to be charged with assault. Area Deputy County Commissioner Moses Ivuto confirmed to Capital FM News that 40 year old Lengo Mzomba was arrested on Tuesday morning and was being detained at the Kinango Police Station. Mzomba was identified as a farm hand from Kaloleni Jibana. The motive for his attack on the former Premier and Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya remains sketchy amid…
 
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    Descrier

  • Egypt: Two container ships collide in Suez Canal (video)

    Descrier Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Two container ships collided in the Suez Canal on Monday morning, causing a three hour suspension of service on one of the world’s busiest waterways. A German vessel, the Colombo Express, struck the side of the Singaporean Maersk Tanjong around 500m from Port Said, causing minor damage to both ships. The Suez Canal Authority, that controls the waterway, said that four container fell into the canal after the collision, but they were quickly retrieved. The Authority then sent vessels to lead both ships to the Ballah By-Pass to continue their journeys. The modern Suez Canal was opened in…
  • Hong Kong: The Umbrella Revolution a second Tiananmen?

    The Conversation
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Are political developments in Hong Kong heading for a second Tiananmen massacre? A fortnight ago, partly to provoke discussion, partly to sound an alarm, I suggested in a radio interview that unless the Chinese government wisely handled the fast-unfolding dynamics, things in Hong Kong might well come to that. At the time, it seemed a rash remark. Given events of the past several days, it is now the most pertinent consideration, the core driver of the fate of what many Hong Kong citizens are calling the Umbrella Revolution. The uprising is the deadliest challenge to one-party rule in China…
  • Boris Johnson calls UKIP defectors as ‘vacuum cleaner abusers’

    Descrier Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    Mayor of London Boris Johnson used his speech at the Tory Party conference to poke fun at the recent Conservative defectors to UKIP, describing them as ‘vacuum cleaner abusers’. While mocking the EU’s recent plans to ban more powerful vacuum cleaners at an event under the banner of “How we win in 2015″, Johnson took aim at the recent Tory defectors, saying: “The EU commission wants to ban vacuum cleaners on the grounds that they are too powerful. If you do not handle your vacuum cleaner correctly, you may end up inhaling the hamster – the budgerigar…
  • US: Two skydivers die after crashing into building on Cape Cod

    Descrier Staff
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:51 am
    Two skydivers have died after they crashed into a building during a tandem jump on Cape Code, Massachusetts. The instructor and student missed their planned landing area and struck a garage on Race Lane in Marstons Mills on Sunday night. The pair were rushed to Cape Cod Hospital, but succumbed to their injuries. Local police, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the district attorney’s office are investigating the incident, but it is not yet clear if an equipment malfunction was to blame. Massachusetts State Police described both victims as adult males, but their identities…
  • Fire breaks out on Dover-Calais cross-Channel ferry

    Descrier Staff
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    A fire has broken out on a cross-Channel ferry en route from Dover to Calais. The blaze started in the engine room of P&O’s Pride of Cantebury ferry as it came into port at Calais, northern France at 08:40 on Monday morning. Passengers reported seeing thick smoke billowing from the starboard side of the ferry, and the crew announced that there was an issue with the starboard engine. All 337 passengers and 119 crew members safely disembarked from the vessel as French police shut off the dock and firefighters began to tackle the blaze. P&O has cancelled the 09:50 Calais to Dover…
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    Lets Gist

  • Champions League: Man City on pressure and Guardiola seeks another win

    Gister Adeola
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Manchester City will look to bounce back from an opening defeat at Bayern Munich when they host Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday, as Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea go to Lisbon. AFP Sports looks at all the fixtures in Groups E on Tuesday: Group E CSKA MOSCOW V BAYERN MUNICH Bayern beat CSKA home and away in the group stage of last season’s Champions League and the Russian champions‘ hopes of getting a result this time will not be helped by the fact the match will be played behind closed doors at the Arena Khimki. CSKA, who trail leaders Zenit by four points at the top of the Russian…
  • A MUST KNOW: The Real Causes Of Lower Back Pain?

    Gister Adeola
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The Americans have a saying : “I’ve got your back”. This usually refers to an assurance that you are protected , covered or shielded from some negative effect yet unseen. When it comes to back pain, you actually “have your back” yourself! The causes and prevention of low back pain is mostly under YOUR control. As people age, bone strength and muscle elasticity and tone tend to decrease. The discs begin to lose fluid and flexibility, which decreases their ability to cushion the vertebrae. Pain can occur when, for example, someone lifts something too heavy or over-stretches, causing a…
  • SAD: ISIS Crush Babies Of Christians Who Do Not Convert To Islam – Photos

    Gister Adeola
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    In a three photo slide show, an ISIS cleric kills a baby belonging to a Christian family who refused to convert to Islam. ISIS are spreading across the Middle East and are calling on their affiliates in the United States to begin doing the same. After Friday’s beheading in Oklahoma, Americans are now on guard and some angry. Brack Obama however refuses to see ISIS as Islamic which is meant to be a “religion of peace” even as their Jihad now appears to be aimed at the world at large on the long term.
  • Other Pastors Say What They Really Think Of Prophet TB Joshua

    Gister Adeola
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Prophet TB Joshua of Synagogue Church of All Nations is no stranger to controversies and condemnations. Since his emergence as a man of God to whom many run for deliverance, salvation and miracles, the supposed man of God has had to fight off other men of God who see him as nothing but fake. Perhaps, the most antagonistic among them all is Reverend Chris Okotie of the Household of God who once described the Prophet as the vicar of the devil on earth. Okotie has no mixed feelings about T.B Joshua. To him, the so-called man of God at Synagogue Church of All Nations shouldn’t be associated…
  • President Jonathan places Pa. Akinkunmi, Nigerian flag designer on a ‘life salary’

    Gister Adeola
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    President Goodluck Jonathan has placed Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, the designer of the Nigerian Flag, on the salary of a Special Assistant forever, according to a tweet by the Special Assistant to the President on New Media, Reno Omokri (@renoomokri). Taiwo Akinkunmi is a Retired Nigerian civil servant(born 10 May 1936) and famous for designing the Flag of Nigeria, popular called Mr Flag Man. The national flag is an adaptation of the winning entry from Taiwo Akinkunmi in a competition held in 1959. The original had a red sun with streaming rays placed at the top of the white stripe. This was removed…
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    International monetary Fund Podcasts

  • IMF Approves $130 Million for Countries Worst Hit by Ebola

    25 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The International Monetary Fund is to give $130 million of financial assistance to the three countries in west Africa hardest hit by the ebola crisis. Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are facing slowing growth and disruptions to agriculture, mining, and services because of the outbreak.
  • Indian and Chinese Exceptionalism?

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    As the Chinese president, Xi Jinping continues his state visit to India, a leading Indian economist assesses the rapid development of these two giant economies, and suggests that the world’s most populous countries may be forging a quite exceptional development path.
  • Being a Small State Isn’t Easy, But It Doesn’t Have to be Hard

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Small states or countries with fewer than 1.5 million people have been struggling economically in recent years. An IMF economist offers an explanation and possible solutions.
  • Is Africa Forging a Unique Development Path?

    14 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Traditionally, countries developed their economies by moving away from agriculture into manufacturing. This was then followed by growth of the service sector. But many countries in Africa are building their service sector without transitioning through widespread industrialization. Is Africa experiencing a quite different path towards development? Click here for more information.
  • Avoiding a Hard Landing in China

    6 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Chinese economic growth has been slowing in recent years. If the world’s second largest economy is to achieve sustainable, long-term growth, it needs reforms to shadow banking, local government finances and the real estate sector, say IMF economists.
 
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    Papua New Guinea Today

  • James Segeyaro’s year of agony and ecstasy as hooker is named in Dally M Team of the Year

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    The Daily Telegraph FINALLY, some joy for James Segeyaro.His life punctuated by grief over the past 18 months, the Panthers hooker was the most sentimental member of this season’s Dally M Team of the Year.More impressive than holding off Origin rakes Cameron Smith and Robbie Farah for the dummy half prize, Segeyaro did so after farewelling two of his favourite people.Midway through last season he lost good friend and former Cowboys team mate, Alex Elisala, to suicide.And just last month Segeyaro buried his father, Iffy, who died of a sudden stroke in Papua New Guinea.In between the…
  • DIGICEL A HONEST ETHICAL COMPANY OR JUST A THIEVING GIANT?

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:54 am
    By Aibo BebesI am a regular user of Digicel Internet and I have come to a point where I believe Digicel is actually stealing credits from it's customers - not just small amounts but huge chunks of Internet credits. It is now happening on a regular basis and there is no logical explanation why this should be. I work with computers and there is no way huge chunks of internet credits, for example, 60MB could be used up in under five minutes or just disappear altogether before you have even started surfing. Even if there is any downloads taking place in the background, the Internet speed is…
  • BANK OF PNG ANNOUNCES BUDGET DEFICIT OF OVER K275.5 MILLION

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    The Bank of Papua New Guinea has recorded a budget deficit of over K275.5 million in its September Monetary Statement.This came about as a result of the government’s expenditure on the construction phase of the PNG LNG Project in the last two years.This was revealed by the Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea, Loi Bakani in his address to members of the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce.But Bakani said, with the export shipments of the LNG Gas, the PNG economy will be expecting a surplus next year.In 2013 the budget, the government has seen a 20% increase in its spending. Much of this…
  • NAMAH CALLS ON O'NEILL TO LEAVE THE OMBUDSMAN COMMISSION ALONE

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    PNG Opposition Leader Belden has called on the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to leave the Ombudsman Commission alone.Mr. Namah said that the Prime Minister’s outburst over the K50m claim is a direct attack on the Ombudsman Commission.He is willing to meet with the Ombudsman Commission and other relevant state authorities to clarify this claim.Mr. Namah told a news conference this afternoon that funds used by his party were private funds and not public funds.His was responding to claims made against him by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.The Prime Minister raised his concern stating that the…
  • Prime Minister O’Neill raises concern over OC move not to probe Namah

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:34 am
    Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill has raised concerns that the Ombudsman Commission will not investigate claims made by Opposition Leader, Belden Namah MP, that he spent K50 million on Members of Parliament in the 2012 election.Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill said Mr Namah himself had made the multimillion kina claim and it raises serious concerns that should be properly scrutinized. However, the Ombudsman Commission has responded by suggesting the matter should be considered by the Registrar of Political Parties and Candidates Commission. In his correspondence with the Chief Ombudsman,…
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • Hong Kong’s Massive ‘Grand Banquet’ Protest

    Gordon G. Chang
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    “While others are celebrating the big day of the country, we will set up a grand banquet in Central to fight for Hong Kong’s democracy,” wrote Benny Tai in the Apple Daily newspaper on Tuesday. “We welcome all pro-democracy supporters who are willing to devote themselves to this cause to join.” Tai, a university professor and co-founder of the Occupy Central disobedience movement, was speaking in code. “Banquet” is now Hong Kong lingo for a mass sit-in demonstration; “big day” is October 1st, China’s National Day holiday; and “Central” refers to the city’s main…
  • 50,000 March in Moscow Against Putin's War

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    MOSCOW — Last Sunday, Russian citizens once again refuted the Kremlin’s propaganda image of a nation united behind the aggressive actions of a dictator. Some 50,000 people, according to media estimates, marched through downtown Moscow to protest Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine and his escalating crackdown on what remains of civil liberties in Russia. For the first time in many months, the demonstration was backed by all of Russia’s pro-democracy parties, including the People’s Freedom Party, Yabloko, and Progress Party. Demonstrators were chanting “Peace to Ukraine, Freedom…
  • Dig In For a Long War

    Michael J. Totten
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    The Islamic State drove a convoy of stolen Humvees into an Iraqi army base named Camp Saqlawiya just north of Fallujah and exploded themselves. Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers are dead or missing. I paid a visit to Saqlawiya six years ago. “That's where you'll want to go,” an American Marine told me, “if you want to say you get shot at once a week.” Nobody shot at me. Saqlawiya was relatively “quiet” back then because the American military was occupying the area. The American military is no longer occupying the area. And since the Iraqi army is effectively useless, despite years of…
  • Fear and Lothian in Westminster

    Roland Flamini
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    The end of Scotland’s unsuccessful bid for independence has segued (as they say in show business) into Britain’s general election campaign. Prime Minister David Cameron, who had clearly miscalculated the strength of the Scottish “yes” vote, must still be wiping his brow at having narrowly escaped disaster. Carwyn Jones, the Welsh first minister, accused him of “sleepwalking” through the Scottish bid to leave the union. But Cameron’s last-minute promise of wider powers for Scotland was crucial in reversing a drift toward a “yes” vote in the closing days of the long campaign.
  • A Dispatch from Iraqi and Syrian Kurdistan

    Michael J. Totten
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    My friend and colleague Jonathan Spyer recently traveled to Iraqi and Syrian Kurdistan—as usual, the only “safe” places to go in those countries—and published a dispatch from the front line in the war against the Islamic State. Erbil has changed a lot since I was there last. In early 2013, on my way into Syrian Kurdistan, I had stopped off in the city for a few days to make preparations. Then, the city had the feel of a boom town – shopping malls springing up across the skyline, brand new SUVs on the road, Exxon Mobil and Total were coming to town. It was the safest part of Iraq, an…
 
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    Pars Herald

  • University Pensions Schemes Open for QROPS, but not for Long

    Saeed Maleki
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:12 pm
    University lecturers and staff have already seen cut backs affecting all areas of their day to day work, however it has come to light that really quite dramatic pension cutbacks are now being considered across the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) members. Final salary schemes have now been stopped for good, and with the deficit of £7 billion growing day by day, other measures are set to be introduced over the coming 12 months which are likely to cause more strike action, and much discontent. The most likely changes will relate to the agae at which a pension can be accessed – set to…
  • UAE Residents Prefer Property, but not Dubai Property

    Saeed Maleki
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:35 pm
    According to a recent survey compiled by Full Service Property Management Company, IP Global, 53% of all UAE residents choose property as their primary investment interest, with gold featuring in 43% of investor’s portfolios. Despite these statistics, only 12% of property owned is based in Dubai, largely due to the perceived inflated price points which are viewed to be based more on hope than expectation. UAE residents are constantly told that the Expo 2020 will make Dubai one of the world’s most in-demand destinations moving forward – a global hub, if you will, however the facts and…
  • Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan didn’t Perform Ritual Sacrifice on Best Friend

    Saeed Maleki
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:43 am
    The captain of Ghana’s national football side has finally released a statement after months of silence relating to the strange disappearance of Ghanaian rapper “Castro” while on holiday with the footballer. Both Castro, whose actual name is Theophilus Tagoe and Janet Bandu were last seen enjoying jet skis in the sea off the coastal town of Ada in Ghana. They were on holiday with Gyan at the time, and mounting speculation in the Ghanaian press pointed towards very suspicious circumstances. Indeed, no bodies have ever been found washed up on the shore, so the two friends who are…
  • The Most Expensive Cities in the World Today

    Hasan Rezazadeh
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    In research compiled by Savills and released this week, London has once again come out on top as the most expensive city in the world to live in. This marks a significant increase in living costs since the global financial crisis of 2008, when London was only fifth in the league table. Here’s the lowdown on the most expensive 10: 1. London Renowned across the world, probably the most desirable city to live in amongst foreigners who have never been there. Because of the unrivalled history, architecture and underlying current of creativity, London does appeal to people from all four corners…
  • QROPS: Ex-Firemen Looking to Take Pensions While They Can

    Saeed Maleki
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
    The ongoing disputes over the future of Fire Service pensions look set to continue as unions fail to come to an acceptable resolution. The age of retirement is set to be extended to 65, while many face up to the reality of having to contribute more, while taking less once they finish. As a public sector pension, Fire Service schemes aren’t the only ones with a cloud of uncertainty hanging over their future. Police, NHS staff and teachers are all in similar boats, and although for the vast majority any semblance of control of their retirement future is due to be removed in April 2015, for…
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    Market Oasis

  • Aldi and Lidl continue to gain ground in Irish grocery battle

    kevinanchi
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    By David Berry Supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 14 September; show that both Aldi and Lidl are continuing to post impressive performances, with sales up by 15.1% and 12.3% respectively over the past year. Aldi and Lidl have both enjoyed record levels of market share … …read more Read more here: Aldi and Lidl continue to gain ground in Irish grocery battle      The post Aldi and Lidl continue to gain ground in Irish grocery battle appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • AMEC Summit 2015 – Planning under way

    kevinanchi
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    By AMEC Advance planning is already under way for the AMEC International Summit will be held in the beautiful city of Stockholm on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th June next year and you can help! …read more Read more here: AMEC Summit 2015 – Planning under way      The post AMEC Summit 2015 – Planning under way appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • AMEC Stockholm Summit 2015

    kevinanchi
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    By AMEC Book hotel accommodation now! Why not use it to book your delegate hotel accommodation at the AMEC special discounted accommodation rate at the Hilton Stockholm Slussen, in the old quarter of Stockholm. …read more Read more here: AMEC Stockholm Summit 2015      The post AMEC Stockholm Summit 2015 appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • USDA Awards Over $52 Million in Grants to Grow Organic and Local Food Economies

    kevinanchi
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    DOSWELL, Va., Sept. 29, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the award of over $52 million in support of the growing organic industry and local and regional food systems through five U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant programs. …read more Read more here: USDA Awards Over $52 Million in Grants to Grow Organic and Local Food Economies      The post USDA Awards Over $52 Million in Grants to Grow Organic and Local Food Economies appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • USDA Announces up to $31 Million to Empower People to Make Healthy Eating Choices

    kevinanchi
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Richmond, VA, Sept. 29, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is making up to $31.5 million in funding available to help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) more easily afford healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables. …read more Read more here: USDA Announces up to $31 Million to Empower People to Make Healthy Eating Choices      The post USDA Announces up to $31 Million to Empower People to Make Healthy Eating Choices appeared first on…
 
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    International Relations Online

  • Ten Innovative NGOs in Education

    John Sinden
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    EduNGOs [see the SlideDeck]   Education is one of the most powerful weapons in fighting poverty. However, countries lacking substantial educational infrastructure can face a number of unique problems: rural access, gender inequalities, child labor, and more. These problems required equally unconventional solutions–here’s how ten NGOs are working to solve the education gap. Barefoot College Founded: 1972 Primary Work: Capacity building in rural villages Located: India Website: http://www.barefootcollege.org Interesting fact: The entire campus is run on solar power Barefoot College…
  • Understanding Our Basic Human Rights [INFOGRAPHIC]

    John Sinden
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:04 pm
    “Human rights” is a delicate and often controversial term in today’s interconnected world. We often hear it on the news: Nations violating citizens’ human rights and disagreements about what constitutes a human rights violation. However, legal rights and human rights are distinguished by the fact that legal rights are granted and human rights are intrinsic. In order to safeguard our human rights and to hold violators accountable, it is vitally important to remember the details of our basic human rights. Each of the 30 articles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human…
  • Implications and Impressions from the Opening Session of the 65th Annual UN/DPI NGO Conference

    John Sinden
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    Originally published by the UN/DPI NGO Blog: http://undpingo.tumblr.com/post/95938933021/implications-and-impressions-from-the-opening-session In the time prior to the Opening Session of the 65th Annual UN/DPI NGO Conference, the hallways, conference rooms, aisles, and seats of the United Nations were filled with attendees from highly diverse backgrounds and industries. When introducing myself as a blogger for DPI/NGO and as a representative of American University’s School of International Service Online, my participation and presence was immediately welcomed. This inclusive atmosphere led…
  • The Essential Resource Guide for the United Nations DPI/NGO Conference #UNNGO2014

    John Sinden
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Source: http://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/conference-2014/ The 65th Annual United Nations (UN) DPI/NGO Conference, 2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda, will be held at UN headquarters August 27–29, 2014. The theme of the conference is ‘The role of civil society in the post-2015 development agenda.” The conference features numerous workshops, roundtables, and sessions aimed at providing a platform for networks within civil society to provide and share information and strategies to create a working framework for the post-2015 development agenda. The result of the conference will be a…
  • 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…
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    You Can Save the World Right Now

  • 0 to 800, real quick.

    mystique
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Imagine waking up one day and thinking to yourself “I need a get away…..lets go to San Fransisco!”. In an up heave up excitement you call up all your buddies and you go on about your idea, then are all of a sudden brought down by the realization that you have to be back in town by noon tomorrow for work. What now? For us living in Los Angeles, San Fransisco is approximately a 6 hr drive depending on our so beloved traffic, so automatically half the day would be spent on the road. You hang up the phone in utter disappointment and pick up a bag of chips and never give it a…
  • Weird Malaysia Airline Flight disappearance

    Wolverine
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Malaysia Airline flight disappearance? Woah.. Thats weird! Fingerprints and photos of two men who boarded the doomed Malaysia Airlines passenger jet are being sent to U.S. authorities so they can be compared against records of known terrorists and criminals. The cause of the plane’s disappearance has baffled investigators and they have not said that they believed that terrorism was involved, but they are also not ruling anything out. The investigation into the disappearance of the jetliner with 239 passengers and crew has centered so far around the fact that two passengers used…
  • Earthquake

    Wolverine
    5 Mar 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Many say that “The Big one is coming soon.” Well lets hope thats not till later on. When an earthquake strikes, the shock waves it generates pulse through the Earth’s crust, traveling as far as 2,500 miles 4,000 kilometers laterally before dissipating. The distance and force with which a shock wave travels depends on a variety of factors, including the strength of the earthquake and the composition of the surrounding crust. For example, shock waves may only travel several hundred miles through warm, tectonically active regions of the crust but may travel much farther in…
  • Very close encounter: Enormous asteroid to zip between Earth and moon Wednesday

    Wolverine
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:38 pm
    An asteroid 100 feet wide is set to squeak past the Earth early Wednesday evening, soaring fewer than 218,000 miles from our planet — slightly closer than the orbit of the moon itself. The newly discovered asteroid, called 2014 DX110, will hurtle between the moon and Earth on Wednesday. DX110 will pass an estimated 217,000 miles from Earth. The post Very close encounter: Enormous asteroid to zip between Earth and moon Wednesday appeared first on You Can Save the World Right Now.
  • Russian Troops Take Over Ukraines Crimea Region

    Wolverine
    1 Mar 2014 | 8:12 pm
    WHO ARE THE ARMED MEN TAKING UP POSITION IN THE CRIMEA?!? Russian troops took over the strategic Crimean peninsula Saturday without firing a shot. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react, and despite calls by U.S. President Barack Obama for Russia to pull back its forces, Western governments had few options to counter Russia’s military moves. Russian President Vladimir Putin sought and quickly got his parliament’s approval to use its military to protect Russia’s interests across Ukraine. But while sometimes-violent pro-Russian protests broke out…
 
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • HP Unveils New Stream Tablets And Laptops, Starting As Low As $99

    Carrie Ann
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner holds up a HP Stream laptop. Earlier in July Microsoft COO Kevin Turner showcased an HP notebook in the Worldwide Partners Conference touting it as a Windows 8.1 device that would compete at the low end of the market. This was the HP Stream notebook with costs ranging from $200 to $300. Along with the ultra affordable Stream laptops, HP also launched new Windows 8.1-powered tablets in the Stream family. These new devices, the Stream 7 and Stream 8 start at an amazing and cheap price point of $99 making them amongst the cheapest options on…
  • BMW is testing Autonomous Driving Project in China Next

    Anna Domanska
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    BMW’s prototype models will at first be operated on urban roadways in Beijing and Shanghai. Last week, leading media publications covered the historic event where Audi and Mercedes-Benz made headlines for receiving permits to test autonomous cars on California’s expressways and neighborhoods. It seems that BMW too has plans to test its fleet of cars, but someplace else, somewhere across the continent perhaps. BMW yesterday revealed plans to begin testing self-driving cars in China. To keep up to its rivals, BMW had been testing its technology in Europe for past few years. Speaking of…
  • Google rolls out new mobile-focused display ad formats

    Christy Gren
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    Google will also release tools that can convert existing ads on desktops into variants that will work across different screens and devices. In an effort to further bolster the popularity of mobile browsing, internet giant Google announced on Monday a series of display ad formats and tools for advertisers to use across its AdMob network, Google Display Network and DoubleClick services. The tools and mobile display ad formats are scheduled to launch in the coming months, providing brand marketers and agencies the ability to develop ads that work across screens. They will range from still…
  • Your Heart is the source of your cyber security, literally!

    Carrie Ann
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:49 am
      Who doesn’t hate passwords? Nowadays we have passwords for everything, and to make it worse, some of us end up forgetting them the very next second of setting them up. As a top tweet on twitter puts it perfectly, “your password must contain one uppercase letter, a symbol, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Wingdings font, & some kind of interpretive dance”. Exactly! We’re compelled to create a password so strong that it could contend against the largest army on the face of the earth and still be declared a winner in the blink of an eye. But what is the point of keeping a password, when…
  • Instagram’s CEO Kevin Systrom joins Wal-Mart’s Board of Directors

    Anna Domanska
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom Instagram founder and chief executive Kevin Systrom is joining Wal-Mart’s board of directors as the world’ biggest retailer bundles up its moves to expand in varied horizons using technology to compete against online rivals such as Alibaba and Amazon.com With mounting competition from fierce rivals such as Amazon.com and Alibaba Group which made a historic IPO debut this month, Wal-Mart is pulling solid strategies to step up its game when it comes to e-commerce. A month ago Wal-Mart upgraded its site to be more mobile friendly and said it was also…
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    Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

  • San Miguel Corporation to Bid for World’s 6th Biggest Cookie Maker – United Bisuits

    Raffy Pekson II
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:33 am
    San Miguel Corporation is eyeing to buy the world's sixth biggest cookie maker, United Biscuits Ltd. Others in the potential buyers list include Kellogg Co.
  • Sharapova, Murray, Williams, Ivanovic, Bouchard to Play Tennis in Manila

    Raffy Pekson II
    6 Sep 2014 | 4:07 pm
    The International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) will bring tennis greats to Manila, Philippines in two months. Confirmed to participate are Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Ana Ivanovic, and Eugenie Bouchard.
  • Google Takes Down Anti-Filipino Blog

    Raffy Pekson II
    6 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    A Singaporean blog entitled - Filipino infestation in Singapore -- 5 point guide to showing displeasure without breaking the law - was taken down by Google after an outcry by Filipinos worldwide. A Google spokesperson confirmed that the US web giant removes material from Blogger that violates its policy on hate speech and Vice President Jejomar Binay lauded Google’s move.
  • Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas Outstanding Filipino Writers

    Raffy Pekson II
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) recently awarded Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas to outstanding Filipino writers who have contributed significantly to the development of Philippine literature in any language.
  • Philippine Airlines to Double Flights to Canada

    Raffy Pekson II
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    Philippine Airlines is eyeing to double its frequency of flights to Canada very soon, after the successful conclusion of talks between both countries on air flights. At present, PAL flies seven times a week to Vancouver and three times a week to Toronto with a stopover in Vancouver.
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    E Hacking News - Hacker News and Latest IT Security News

  • Apple releases Bash update addressing ShellShock vulnerability

    Sabari Selvan
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Over the last few days we have seen headlines about the critical security bug in Bash shell that affects Unix, Linux and even Mac computers.Apple previously noted that only few Mac users who runs the advanced Unix Services were actually affected by the shell shock vulnerability.  Others are not at risk to this bug. Apple said they are working to quickly provide update to patch this problem.As promoised, it has released OS X bash update for OS X Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks.You can download the update from their support page:http://support.apple.com/downloads/
  • Everything you need to know about Bash Bug "ShellShock"

    Sabari Selvan
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    A new critical security vulnerability in the BASH shell, the command-line shell used in many Unix and Linux operating systems, leaves a large number of systems at security risk. The bug also affects Mac OS X. CVE Number: CVE-2014-6271Technical Details:  Here is technical details of the vulnerability, posted by Florian Weimer in Seclists:"Bash supports exporting not just shell variables, but also shell functions to other bash instances, via the process environment to (indirect) child processes.  Current bash versions use an environment variable named by the function name, and a…
  • Jimmy Johns hit by Point of Sale(POS) Malware

    Sabari Selvan
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    Jimmy John's is the latest company hit with Point-Of-Sale(POS) information breach.  The Illinois based sandwich shop said it learned of the hack on July 30 and immediately hired security experts to help with the investigation.In July, Brian Krebs reported that multiple financial institutions were seeing fraud on cards that had all recently been used at Jimmy John's locations.  He also reported that the stores are using pos systems made by a third party vendor Signature Systems Inc.  At the time,  the breach was not confirmed.  After nearly two months, the company…
  • Data Breach at TripAdvisor's Viator affects 1.4 million customers, card information stolen

    Sabari Selvan
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    The travel site Viator, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, has suffered a data breach that has compromised customer's information which includes payment card information. The company is in the process of notifying nearly 1.4 million customers about the breach.  Of that number, approximately 880,000 people had their payment card data compromised(credit/debit card number, expiration date, name, billing address, email address).A further 560,000 customers had their account information including email IDs, hashed passwords and nickname accessed by the attackers.The company said that at this time…
  • jQuery.com reportedly hacked to serve malware

    Sabari Selvan
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    JQuery.com, the official website of the popular javascript library JQuery(used by nearly 70% of top 10,000 websites), had reportedly been compromised and had served credential stealing malware.  RiskIQ announced that they had detected a malicious script in jquery.com that redirects visitors to a website hosting the RIG Exploit kit.The redirector domain(jquery-cdn[dot]com) used in this attack has been registered on September 18, the same day on which the attack was detected by RiskIQ.  RiskIQ believes that this domain was intended specifically to blend into the website.The good news…
 
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • David Allen “Don’t write me off” in response to “Lazy” comments over social media

    ingram jones
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Leeds Heavyweight Prospect The “White Rhino” reviews the fight between the British Super Middleweight Champion Paul Smith in his challenge for the WBO Supermiddleweight Champion of the world held by Arthur Abraham, The “White Rhino” also responds to comments made about his dedication to the sport of boxing and thanks his loyal fans. http://www.bayloric.wordpress.com http://www.bayloricworldwide.com Please Rate, Subscribe and Leave a comment #ThanksFiled under: Boxing, Breaking News, David Allen, Sport, White Rhino Tagged: Abraham Vs Smith, BaylorIC TV, Boxing, boxing…
  • Don Charles ” Don’t be surprised if Paul Smith Stops Arthur Abraham!”

    ingram jones
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    Boxing Trainer Don Charles returns to BaylorIC TV to give an update on the progress of his star fighter European Heavyweight Champion Dereck Chisora as he prepares to face Tyson Fury in a world title elimator to face Klitschko. http://www.bayloricworldwide.comFiled under: BaylorIC Boxing, Boxing, Boxnation, British Boxing, chisora fury 2, Dereck Chisora News, don charles, Heavyweight Boxing News, Interviews Tagged: Boxnation, Chisora cancels fight, Chisora Injury update, Chisora Vs Fury 2, Combat News, Dereck Chisora, Dereck Chisora News, Dereck Chisora Official, Dereck Chisora update, Dereck…
  • EDDIE CHAMBERS “NO EXCUSES I HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED NOW!”

    ingram jones
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    Top American Heavyweight Contender Eddie Chambers makes his debut on BaylorIC TV to talk about life since leaving America to Join Team Fury and his quest to become the best heavyweight in the world and ultimately to become heavyweight champion of the world. http://www.bayloricworldwide.comFiled under: America, Boxnation, Breaking News, Combat Sports, eddie chambers, Latest Boxing News, peter fury, Sports, team fury, Tyson Fury News, USA Boxing Tagged: BaylorIC TV, Boxing, boxing news, Eddie Chambers, eddie chambers american, eddie chambers audley harrison, eddie chambers bashir, eddie…
  • DAVE ALLEN “IF PAUL SMITH BEATS ARTHUR ABRAHAM I WILL DONATE MY NEXT FIGHT TO A CHARITY OF HIS CHOICE!”

    ingram jones
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    Leeds Heavyweight Prospect “The White Rhino” Dave Allen returns to BaylorIC TV to talk about his career, Team Fury and upcoming fights which include a challenge to British Super Middleweight Champion Paul Smith who challenges Arthur Abraham for the WBO Super middleweight championship of the world. http://www.bayloricworldwide.comFiled under: Associated Press, British Boxing, Combat Sports, NEWS, Newspapers, Sports Tagged: BaylorIC TV, Boxing Interview, Boxing video, Dave Allen Unbeaten, Dave Allen White Rhino, David Allen Boxer, David Allen Interview, David Allen Leeds, Eddie…
  • Atiya talks about “The Marriage Tree”, Love, Relationships & Career Choices

    ingram jones
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
    “The Marriage Strategist” Atiya joins BaylorIC TV to talk about winning Mrs Illinois 2004, her passion to see strong communities and families, meeting Barrack Obama and Whinney Mandela and becoming the “Marriage & Relationship Strategist” Atiya is the author of From Ordinary to Extraordinary and founder of The Marriage Tree. Over the past 20 years, she has dedicated her life to honing her craft and, indeed, her calling – to empower, build and maximize human potential by affecting profound transformation in people’s attitudes, perspectives and behaviors. –…
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • Hong Kong’s Massive ‘Grand Banquet’ Protest

    Gordon G. Chang
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    “While others are celebrating the big day of the country, we will set up a grand banquet in Central to fight for Hong Kong’s democracy,” wrote Benny Tai in the Apple Daily newspaper on Tuesday. “We welcome all pro-democracy supporters who are willing to devote themselves to this cause to join.” Tai, a university professor and co-founder of the Occupy Central disobedience movement, was speaking in code. “Banquet” is now Hong Kong lingo for a mass sit-in demonstration; “big day” is October 1st, China’s National Day holiday; and “Central” refers to the city’s main…
  • US Won’t Help Taiwan Build Subs, But Will Japan?

    Gordon G. Chang
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    This month, there was a “flurry”of activity in Washington as Taiwan sought help in building submarines. Yet because American policymakers are more concerned about the reaction of the expansionists in Beijing than the needs of beleaguered defense planners in Taipei, Washington remained unmoved by the island’s efforts. Taiwan, which Beijing views as its 34th province, is putting on a full-court press on subs so that it can remain a free society. In recent days, the American chief of naval operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, said he talked to colleagues in Taipei about submarines; a…
  • Russia’s New ‘Energy Alliance’ with China

    Gordon G. Chang
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    On the first of this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli both autographed a pipe section at a ceremony near Yakutsk, the capital of the Russian Republic of Yakutia. By the beginning of 2019, gas will flow through the section—and the rest of the 3,968-kilometer Power of Siberia pipeline—from Russian fields to Chinese consumers. Putin and Zhang called the endeavor, which connects two existing pipeline networks, the world’s largest construction project.  Russia and China are fast building an “energy alliance,” as AFP termed it this month. Last…
  • North Korea Parades Three American Prisoners

    Gordon G. Chang
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    In a surprise move on Monday, North Korea permitted CNN to conduct three five-minute interviews with Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller, and Jeffrey Edward Fowle, the three Americans Pyongyang is holding for various reasons. In their comments, each of the captives urged Washington to do more to obtain their freedom. It is virtually certain that the Kim regime arranged the interviews to obtain something from the US. It would seem, therefore, that something is up between Pyongyang and Washington. As if reading from a script, each of the civilian detainees urged Washington to send a high-profile…
  • The Weak US Response to China's Aggression in the Skies

    Gordon G. Chang
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    On August 19th, a Chinese J-11 fighter intercepted a US Navy P-8 reconnaissance plane in international airspace, 137 miles southeast of Hainan Island in the South China Sea. Three times, China’s jet crossed directly under the slow-moving P-8, once coming perhaps as close as 50 feet. The J-11 also passed in front of the American craft “with its belly toward the P-8 to show its weapons loadout,” according to Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Pool. “In doing so, the pilot was unable to see the P-8, further increasing the potential for a collision.” Next, the Chinese pilot flew…
 
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    Michael J. Totten's blog

  • Dig In For a Long War

    Michael J. Totten
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    The Islamic State drove a convoy of stolen Humvees into an Iraqi army base named Camp Saqlawiya just north of Fallujah and exploded themselves. Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers are dead or missing. I paid a visit to Saqlawiya six years ago. “That's where you'll want to go,” an American Marine told me, “if you want to say you get shot at once a week.” Nobody shot at me. Saqlawiya was relatively “quiet” back then because the American military was occupying the area. The American military is no longer occupying the area. And since the Iraqi army is effectively useless, despite years of…
  • A Dispatch from Iraqi and Syrian Kurdistan

    Michael J. Totten
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    My friend and colleague Jonathan Spyer recently traveled to Iraqi and Syrian Kurdistan—as usual, the only “safe” places to go in those countries—and published a dispatch from the front line in the war against the Islamic State. Erbil has changed a lot since I was there last. In early 2013, on my way into Syrian Kurdistan, I had stopped off in the city for a few days to make preparations. Then, the city had the feel of a boom town – shopping malls springing up across the skyline, brand new SUVs on the road, Exxon Mobil and Total were coming to town. It was the safest part of Iraq, an…
  • The Ghosts of Communism in Asia

    Michael J. Totten
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:25 pm
    I awoke from a fitful jet-lagged sleep in Hanoi to the sound of communist propaganda being broadcast outside on a city-wide sound system. It began with patriotic Vietnamese music, which I first thought an annoying neighbor must be playing on a boom box or car stereo, but then the Ant Queen came onto the air. She obviously worked for the government. Nobody needed to tell me that. She sounded too official to be anything but the spokesperson for the ruler of an ant hill barking orders at worker drones. This was no radio station DJ, and anyway, no radio station on earth blasts an entire city at…
  • The Brutal Truth about ISIS

    Michael J. Totten
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    My latest was published today in the Sunday edition of the New York Daily News. Here's the first part. It was inevitable: Our post-Iraq isolationist funk is finally ending. And it’s ending, of all places, right back in Iraq. President Obama, a mere week after saying ISIS is a problem that needs to be “managed,” is now promising to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the terrorist organization that controls a proto-state in huge swaths of Syria and Iraq. He plans a “systematic campaign of air strikes” alongside support for the new Iraqi government and relatively “moderate”…
  • Iraq's Kurdish Firewall

    Michael J. Totten
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Iraq’s Kurdish Peshmerga forces worked with the Iraqi branch of Hezbollah to oust Islamic State fighters from the town of Amerli, but now they’re told they are no longer welcome. “We fought for three months here, and now we have to fight these bastards,” one of the Kurdish fighters told Greg Jaffe at the Washington Post. “If this continues, we’ll have another war.” I doubt the Kurds will get sucked into a war with Iraq’s Shia population, but it’s possible. What’s more striking about this and other recent developments is that Iraq’s Kurds are frequently fighting outside…
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • 50,000 March in Moscow Against Putin's War

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    MOSCOW — Last Sunday, Russian citizens once again refuted the Kremlin’s propaganda image of a nation united behind the aggressive actions of a dictator. Some 50,000 people, according to media estimates, marched through downtown Moscow to protest Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine and his escalating crackdown on what remains of civil liberties in Russia. For the first time in many months, the demonstration was backed by all of Russia’s pro-democracy parties, including the People’s Freedom Party, Yabloko, and Progress Party. Demonstrators were chanting “Peace to Ukraine, Freedom…
  • Muscovites Use Vote to Say ‘No’ to Putin’s War

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    MOSCOW — Russia’s regional “elections” on September 14th—cleared ahead of time of most Kremlin opponents—predictably ended with Soviet-style 80-to-90 percent approval figures for the incumbents. In St. Petersburg, where some pro-democracy candidates managed to make it onto the municipal ballot, their actual results were drowned in the thousands of “early voter ballots”—outside of the control of independent monitors—almost all of which, by pure coincidence, were cast for Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. As a result, the liberal Yabloko party—always a strong…
  • More of the Same: Kremlin Suppresses Candidates

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    MOSCOW — On September 14th, dozens of Russian regions, including Moscow and St. Petersburg, will hold elections on different levels, from municipal councilors to regional legislators and governors. Supporters of Vladimir Putin and his United Russia party will score landslide victories across the country. This will not be because, as the Kremlin propaganda claims, the regime has widespread popular support—but because all contenders that could pose even potential danger to pro-Kremlin candidates have been removed from the ballot in advance. St. Petersburg, often described as Russia’s most…
  • Is Russia Suited for Democracy?

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    MOSCOW — One of the key themes of Vladimir Putin’s propaganda machine—both for domestic and for foreign consumption—has always been the supposed lack of a better alternative. However unattractive Putin’s corrupt and authoritarian regime, the implicit reasoning went, its replacement would be worse—radical nationalists or leftists. It was no accident that, during the mass anti-Putin protests in 2011–2012, state television channels went out of their way to pick out communist and nationalist flags in the crowd—even though communists and nationalists accounted for, respectively, 13…
  • Harshest Sanctions on Russia Yet—From Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    MOSCOW —When, earlier this year, policy experts suggested that the aggression against Ukraine would be the undoing of Vladimir Putin’s regime, they could not have imagined the speed with which the Kremlin will be sowing the seeds of its own destruction. As Russian analyst Maxim Samorukov has noted, dictatorships often get away with the severest repressions at home—as long as they do not attempt to upset the international order. Vladimir Putin has stepped over the line. His chosen path of confrontation with the entire Western world, his regime’s blatant disregard for international…
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    Alexander J. Motyl's blog

  • Will Putin's Successor Be Worse?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    Who will succeed Vladimir Putin if and when he falls? Will things get better or worse? Those are the intriguing questions posed by Benjamin Bidder, Moscow correspondent for the German news weekly Der Spiegel. Bidder concludes that the democrats have little chance of replacing Putin and that his successor is likely to be worse. It takes little fantasy to imagine Putin’s political end. He cannot be voted out of office like his friend Gerhard Schröder. Two scenarios are possible: either the current political elite in the Kremlin installs a successor or the Russians get rid of Putin and his…
  • Ukraine to Wall Out Putin, Literally

    Alexander J. Motyl
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced on September 10th that he intends to build an extensive set of fortifications along Ukraine’s frontier with Russia and the Russian-occupied enclave of the Donbas. Called “The Wall,” the defensive line would consist of a ditch, a “no-man’s land,” an actual wall, and watch towers. Although the name brings to mind the Berlin Wall, Poroshenko actually compared Ukraine’s planned fortifications to the Mannerheim Line, the Finnish defense against the Soviet Union, clearly suggesting that he sees today’s Ukraine as interwar Finland and…
  • West's Refusal to Arm Ukraine Invites Guerrilla War

    Alexander J. Motyl
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    If Russia launches a full-scale invasion and Ukraine is unable to defend itself with its armed forces, the result will be a “people’s war” entailing enormous casualties and millions of refugees. Ukrainians, like the citizens of other countries on Russia’s borders, know that Vladimir Putin is an existential threat to their survival as a people. They also know they have no choice but to respond to continued Russian aggression with mass popular resistance. Such a war—involving a partisan movement with widespread civilian participation—will be extremely costly. Hundreds of thousands…
  • Loose Cannons and Ukrainian Casualties

    Alexander J. Motyl
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    So now the number of dead Ukrainian soldiers is 722. The number of wounded is 2,625. The Ukrainian army keeps on making slow but steady advances; the pro-Russian terrorists appear to have suffered heavy losses; Russian regular forces are openly engaged in the fighting; Russia’s “humanitarian convoy” apparently looted some Ukrainian armaments factories on its way back home; and, on August 25th, Russian tanks crossed into Ukraine just north of the Sea of Azov. All is definitely not quiet on the eastern front. German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Kyiv on August 23rd, where she expressed…
  • Hitler and Putin: A Tale of Two Authoritarians

    Alexander J. Motyl
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Will Russia’s unconstitutionally elected president, Vladimir Putin, unleash a full-scale land war against Ukraine? I can give you ten reasons for every possible answer to this question. Which is to say that, like everyone else trying to divine Putin’s “mind,” I don’t know. But there is one thing that I definitely do know. Suddenly, we are all talking about war in Europe. The one thing that was supposed to have become “unthinkable” and “unimaginable” after the end of the Cold War and the rise of the European Union has become perfectly thinkable and quite imaginable. And all…
 
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    Property-Abroad.com News Feed

  • Its Now €30,000 Cheaper to Buy a Home in France

    24 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
    Brokers are reporting that the cost of a French mortgage has fallen to an al-time low. British buyers can now expect to pay a rate of 3.1% on a 20-year mortgage.
  • National Figures On Canadas Housing Market Hide The Truth

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:08 am
    The national housing market figures for Canada show a market with healthy growth, but zoom in and those national figures are hiding the fact that the market in many of Canada’s cities is barely afloat.
  • Australia Approves Record Number Of House Builds

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:52 am
    But the figures are uneven across the states. After a dip, new home approvals resurged in July and remain at very high levels
  • Spain Gets Back To Its Feet

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    Spain's property market looks to be moving forward as sales of commercial properties begin to have a knock on effect with residential sales growth.
  • Could We Already Be facing A New Bubble

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:28 am
    While most of Southern Europe has struggled to find its feet after the 2008 crash, countries on the periphery have watched house prices shoot up as their populations expand, triggering fears that European property prices may have lost touch with reality
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    Ziad K Abdelnour

  • Wall Street Power – Facts v/s Fiction

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:19 am
    Having been on Wall Street for around three decades now, I am often asked – mostly by foreign investors – , what’s so special about Wall Street that gets people’s attention the world over and what are the facts from the fiction when it comes to this “Mecca of Finance”.   Here are some of my personal thoughts.   I guess it all started when the Panic of 1907 occurred and the New York Stock Exchange fell 50% in a year peak to trough, JP Morgan bought stocks and called up a few other Wall Street titans to buy. This prevented a total collapse of the…
  • Owning a Home never was Intended to be a Right

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:37 am
      For investors, business people, and entrepreneurs that need to navigate the troubled geopolitical waters of the post-crisis world, Abdelnour offers several solutions, including looking at the world and understanding that the federal government’s primary objective is to promote the creation of an environment conducive to the creation of wealth not job creation, not bailouts, not subsidies, not expansion of the federal bureaucracy, and not providing lifetime support to those who choose not to take advantage of the innumerable opportunities that exist in this nation for them to…
  • The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well – Ziad K Abdelnour

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Basic honesty is a must. A person must be able and willing to tell the truth. Moreover, they must tell it quickly, uncompromisingly and fully.  A simple question must elicit a simple answer. Any defensiveness, any protestations of the question you ask, should raise a red flag and get you ready to pull the chute on the proverbial parachute. A simple question should never result in a crooked answer, and such an answer is an indication that you may even be dealing with a crook. In any event, your life should not be about tolerating excuses. The prospect of supporting someone, through…
  • We have the attention span of a 3 year old – Economic Warfare

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
      If we can turn around the tide at the next Presidential elections, I believe there is a very bright future ahead of us. If not, I am afraid we are in for an even bumpier road.   Continue Reading: Ziad K Abdelnour     The post We have the attention span of a 3 year old – Economic Warfare appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • “The FED itself is a private bank cartel…” | Ziad K Abdelnour

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    By Ziad K Abdelnour The post “The FED itself is a private bank cartel…” | Ziad K Abdelnour appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
 
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    Front Page Buzz

  • Phil Mickelson Showed His Frustration With Tom Watson In The USA Ryder Cup Press Conference

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    ... The post Phil Mickelson Showed His Frustration With Tom Watson In The USA Ryder Cup Press Conference appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Phil Mickelson almost forgot to register for PGA Championship, showed up in flip-flops Phil Mickelson now only needs the US Open to complete the career grand slam Phil Mickelson’s bridesmaid heartbreak continues as Justin Rose wins U.S. Open
  • Ashley Alexiss On Twitter: 3 Pictures You Need To See

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    ... The post Ashley Alexiss On Twitter: 3 Pictures You Need To See appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Ashley Alexiss Knows How To Use Twitter Ashley Alexiss beautiful Twitpic Ashley Alexiss is a stunning blonde model
  • Watch These Killer Whales Hunt And Eat A Tiger Shark

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    ... The post Watch These Killer Whales Hunt And Eat A Tiger Shark appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Watch A Small Shark Get Swallowed Whole By Another Huge Fish A Guy Jumped In The Water and Landed Next To A Great White Shark! Shark Hunting show coming to NBC Sports
  • Here’s A Map Of The Foods Each State Tweets About The Most

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    29 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
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  • Steelers WR Antonio Brown Has A Weird Touchdown Dance

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    29 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    ... The post Steelers WR Antonio Brown Has A Weird Touchdown Dance appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Steelers WR Antonio Brown Went All Bruce Lee On The Browns Punter Utah State’s Touchdown Celebrations Could Use Some Work [Video] Ben Affleck Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Then Dunked Jennifer Garner In The Pool
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  • PSG wanted me more than Barcelona, says David Luiz

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    The Brazil international has revealed that he could have joined the Camp Nou side this summer, while praising Neymar and Lionel Messi ahead of their Champions League encounter …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post PSG wanted me more than Barcelona, says David Luiz appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Hamann: Why the world's best No.9 is the wrong man for Bayern

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    EXCLUSIVE: New signing Robert Lewandowski is better suited to Borussia Dortmund’s more direct style of play, according to the German champions’ former midfielder …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Hamann: Why the world's best No.9 is the wrong man for Bayern appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Real Madrid & Chelsea the goal machines of Europe

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    Goal teams up with Huawei to provide you with all the interesting statistics Europe’s five biggest leagues have to offer in 2014-15 …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Real Madrid & Chelsea the goal machines of Europe appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Zenit-Monaco Preview: Jardim sticking with style against Villas-Boas' in-form charges

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:16 am
    Both sides picked up wins in matchday one but the Russian Premier League leaders have been in far stronger form overall so far this term …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Zenit-Monaco Preview: Jardim sticking with style against Villas-Boas' in-form charges appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Ludogorets-Real Madrid Preview: Holders visit Sofia's graveyard of champions

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:16 am
    Carlo Ancelotti’s side face the Bulgarians on a ground where three title-holders were beaten in a nine-year spell …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Ludogorets-Real Madrid Preview: Holders visit Sofia's graveyard of champions appeared first on 1Push Naija.
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  • ISIL Closes On Turkish Border To Kobane Town

    Majid Dawood
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Islamic state and Iraq Levant (ISIL) fighters close in on the key Kurdish town in Syria, as Turkey considers sending troops to both Syria and Iraq. Islamic Sate fighters have closed in on key Kurdish Town of Kobane, next to the border with Turkey, prompting the government in Ankara to delay tanks to protect its region. Islamic State fighters had moved within 2 kms of Kobane, Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith, reporting from Suruc to Turkey’s southern border. Armoured vehicles and Turkish tanks had taken up positions near its border on Monday, after mortars and shell from Syria hit Turkish…
  • Hong Kong Pro-democracy Protesters Remain On Streets

    Owais ghori
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:32 am
    Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters defy government calls to go home, bringing city’s key districts to a no movement. Pro-democracy protesters have turned parts of Hong Kong into a massive street party with the mood turning festive just a day after riot police fired tear gas in ugly clashes. Violence of Sunday saw riot police fire clouds of tear gas as they efforts to control the pro-democracy protesters, in one of the biggest challenges to Beijing’s rule of the semi-autonomous city. There are few police on the scene some protesters feared a repeat of Sunday’s ugly clashes and…
  • Australians come together to support their Muslim community

    mahvish
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Adam and Steve from south-west Sydney who have experienced the rising tension in the community since the terrorist threat level was raised said it is affecting everyone, from their children and wives to the elderly. There have been a string of incidents involving Muslim women being verbally in the street, mosques and religious building sprayed with graffiti, in the past week. Muslim community members have said they feel they are the ones being terrorized. A twenty-one year old man has been arrested and charged with being armed with aim to commit an indictable offence after allegedly entering…
  • US Human Rights Activists Protest Against Indian Prime Minister Modi Visit

    mahvish
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    Some of the activists who oppose Indian Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi visit to the United State for his handling of 2002 riots, according to Al Jazeera reports. It’s a moment of victory for Indian Prime Minister Modi who was denied a United State visa in 2005 for his alleged failure as the chief minister to control the 2002 religious riots in Gujarat. Supporters of Narendra Modi have planned to organize an elaborate welcome ceremony in New York City. But there are some activists who say that justice has not been served to the riot victims therefore they continue to oppose Indian Prime…
  • 6 Civilians Dead In Blasts in China’s Xinjiang

    Majid Dawood
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    Violence after last Sunday’s explosions in Western region forty “rioters” and six civilians dead, the regional government has said after a 4 day news blackout. Residents described heavy security in place days the incidents- the worst incident of violence in Xinjiang. Xinjiang, a resource-rich region in China’s far west, is home to about ten million Uighur Muslims. Two auxiliary police and two police officers were killed in the attacks in Xinjiang’s Luntai country, with also fifty-four civilians injured, the regional government’s news said on Thursday. The main suspect, whose name…
 
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  • In Series of Impassioned Tweets, ZE:A’s Lee Hoo Vows War With Star Empire CEO

    Andrew Peng
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Update 4: Lee Hoo Changes Tone After Striking Deal with CEO 21 September 2014 at 8:07 p.m. EST: After a day of emotional tweets, ZE:A leader Lee Hoo has unexpectedly changed his tone after reportedly reaching a deal with Star Empire CEO Shin Joo Hak to ultimately alter and shift company management as well as the […]
  • Global K-Pop Community Reels After Ladies’ Code Member RiSe Passes Away

    Randi Wiggins
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:32 pm
    The already devastated K-pop community lost another talented star today after Ladies’ Code member Kwon RiSe passed away at the age of 23, according to a statement from the group’s agency, Polaris Entertainment. “Kwon RiSe went to heaven on September 7, 10.10 a.m. KST,” the agency stated. “Although early attempts at surgery and treatment were […]
  • ‘The World Lost an Angel Today’: Ladies’ Code Member Go Eun-Bi Passes Away

    Andrew Peng
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    (We are receiving conflicting information on the conditions of Ladies’ Code members RiSe and Sojung, and will update accordingly.) Ladies’ Code member and group sub-vocalist Go Eun-Bi has passed away after an early morning car accident in South Korea, local police confirmed today. The driver was also killed in the crash, and two other group […]
  • K-Pop One Merges With Partner Site K-Pop World, Ushering in Fresh Progress

    Andrew Peng
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    K-Pop One officially merged with longtime partner site K-Pop World today as part of ongoing network expansion efforts, transferring all staff and resources and bringing in fresh energy into the news site. After month-long discussions between senior staff at both sites, the merger decision was made based on the determination that the parties had the same goals […]
  • PlayStation Network Suffers Wide DDoS Attack; Hackers Claim Responsibility

    Andrew Peng
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Update 2: FBI Investigating After Bomb Threat Incident Update published 24 August 2014 at 6:10 p.m. ET: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has formally launched an investigation after American Airlines Flight 362 carrying Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley was diverted amid bomb threats by a hacker group on Twitter. The group had claimed responsibility earlier for […]
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  • Meet Tiwa Savage ’s New Manager, Mekka Millions

    Diamond Jay
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:08 am
    Nigerian multiple award singer, Tiwa Savage’s affairs are no longer managed by her husband, TeeBillz. Her new manager simply known as Emeka a.k.a Mekka Millions has been within the entertainment industry for a couple of years before he got recruited by TeeBillz to join 323 Entertainments, but has been a friend of the couple long before now. Mekka Millions is now in charge of handling Tiwa’s activities, and of course you will be seeing more of Tiwa and him stepping out at events than seeing Tiwa and her husband. Mekka Millions used to be on Tiwa’s management team with her husband,…
  • Iran To Hang Woman After 7 Years In Jail For Killing Man Who Tries To Rape Her

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:59 am
    A 26-year-old Iranian woman who killed a man she claims was trying to rape her will be hanged tomorrow morning, horrifying human rights campaigners throughout the world. Iranian authorities confirmed that Reyhaneh Jabbari will be hanged tomorrow morning at a prison west of Tehran, according to Amnesty International. She was sentenced to death in 2009 after what the human rights organisation called a ‘deeply flawed investigation and trial which failed to examine all of the evidence’. In 2007 the former decorator stabbed Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of Iran’s…
  • LYRICS: Nicole Scherzinger – Run

    Diamond Jay
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    [Verse 1] Here’s some advise for the next one Don’t let him lead you to the dark Don’t tell him all your secrets He’ll leave you with a broken heart He’ll try and tell you that he wants you Just to keep you on the line And right when you’re about to move on He pulls you back every time [Hook] Here’s some advise for the next one Run, run, run Here’s some advise for the next one Run, run, run [Verse 2] Darling I know that you’re just like me You give your love up way too fast But once it’s gone it’s gone forever And there’s…
  • NEW MUSIC: Joey Badass – Christ Conscious

    Diamond Jay
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    While we anticipate Joey Bada$$’ album, B4.DA.$$, here is his newest leak “Christ Conscious”. Today he’s back as planned with a new song (and video) titled “Christ Conscious”. The Basquiat-produced single finds Joey showcasing his lyrical talents, as he laces the track with some slick double entedres and serious rhymes. Listen to the single below. The post NEW MUSIC: Joey Badass – Christ Conscious appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • NEW MUSIC: Nicole Scherzinger – Run

    Diamond Jay
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:02 am
    Nicole Scherzinger drops a new single, “Run” off her upcoming comeback album, Big Fat Lie. The former Pussycat Doll, is still on the search for her big comeback single. After releasing two warmly-received tracks from her upcoming album which is entirely produced by Dream & Tricky Stewart combination, by the way. “Run” is a decidedly different route than the last two singles. This piano-driven balled puts emphasis on Scherzinger’s vocal abilities rather than her sex appeal, allowing the singer to reminisce on a love lost with convincing remorse. Listen to the…
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  • New York inspector fighting back the fat… cops that is [VIDEO]

    Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:09 am
    These cops need to be a little more gut-less. A waddling group of NYPD officers has gotten so out of shape that their commander forced them to chip in for a room full of exercise equipment to shed some pounds, The Post reports. Some officers at the Community Affairs Division have ballooned to nearly 300 pounds — and are in no condition to ever chase down a suspect if called upon to do so, sources said. “They are mostly all pathetically fat,” a source said. “They get heavy on the job . . . There’s a lot of sitting around and eating Twinkies at your desk.” To fight the fat,…
  • A confused CA Gov. Jerry Brown signs ‘Yes mean yes’ sex bill

    Jessica Kanter
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:08 am
    California Governor Jerry Brown (D) on Sunday signed a law requiring all state colleges to adopt a policy of unambiguous, affirmative consent by students engaged in sexual activity, part of a nationwide effort to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses. The so-called “yes means yes” law will be the first in the nation to make affirmative consent language a central tenet of school sexual assault policies, proponents said. The legislation, passed by the California State Senate last month, defines consent as “an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual…
  • President Obama: ‘I underestimated threat of deadly ISIS, put America at risk’ [VIDEO]

    Christopher Peterson
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:33 am
    President Barack Obama admitted in an interview broadcast Sunday night that he underestimated the Islamic State’s rise in Iraq and Syria.   He also acknowledged the Iraqi army’s inability to successfully tackle the threat. On CBS’s “60 Minutes,” correspondent Steve Kroft referred to comments by James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence, in which he said, “We overestimated the ability and the will of our allies, the Iraqi army, to fight.” “That’s true. That’s absolutely true,” Obama said. “Jim Clapper has acknowledged that I think they…
  • Eric Holder resigns, but charges are still on the table for the most loathed AG in history [VIDEO]

    Mindy Astoria
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    President Obama announced Thursday that Eric Holder will be stepping down as attorney general. Despite this, Holder’s departure will not likely change much at the Department of Justice. But it gives Republicans an excellent opportunity to put the next attorney general on the record about key constitutional provisions designed to ensure our government officials are accountable to the people for their actions. These include the power of Congress to hold an official in contempt. Eric Holder’s embarrassing legacy includes being the only attorney general in American history to have been held…
  • Obama takes cue from Bush in battle against ‘Network of Death’ [VIDEO]

    Staff
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Confronted by the growing threat of Middle East militants, President Barack Obama implored world leaders at the United Nations Wednesday to rally behind his expanding military campaign to stamp out the violent Islamic State group and its “network of death.” “There can be no reasoning, no negotiation, with this brand of evil,” Obama told the General Assembly. In a striking shift for a president who has been reluctant to take military action in the past, Obama declared that force is the only language the militants understand. He warned those who have joined their cause…
 
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  • Top 10 Free Conference Call App Make Your Business Overseas Easy

    sophy
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:31 pm
    You can find a lot of conference call app that available on Google Play Store to install in your smartphone or tablet. 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 article will list top 10 free conference call app that make your business overseas easy.   10. Speek – Free Conference Call Let Speek make your next free conference call more productive. With the app, you can start or join a teleconference from your phone. You can also see who’s on the teleconference call and who’s talking as well…
  • 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…
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  • Malaysia’s Halal Industry attracting international investments

    Damia Abdullah
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:09 pm
    With its modern infrastructures, good administrative regulations, sound legal system rooted in common law, growing Muslim population, incentives for foreign investments, also intended for development of products and services for the Islamic community worldwide, with specific focus on Islamic finance and Halal certification, Malaysia appears to have a number of characteristics that mirror, and therefore [...] The post Malaysia’s Halal Industry attracting international investments appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Major Halal Expo planned to make Japan more friendly to Muslim tourists

    Damia Abdullah
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    In response to a recent surge in Muslim tourists, a major halal-themed international expo will be held in Chiba Prefecture in November. Titled Japan Halal Expo 2014, the two-day event in the Makuhari Messe convention center in the city of Chiba, will essentially seek to boost public awareness of halal fare, enlighten visitors on the [...] The post Major Halal Expo planned to make Japan more friendly to Muslim tourists appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • How the rise of Muslim YouTubers reflects our vibrant young ummah

    Damia Abdullah
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Over the past few years, a growing number of Muslim YouTubers with nothing but a camera and an idea have become internet sensations. Appealing to a hungry group of (mostly) young Muslims, these YouTubers have realised that there is an appetite for everything from hijab tutorials to Muslim comedy to stereotype-shattering videos on Islam. Some [...] The post How the rise of Muslim YouTubers reflects our vibrant young ummah appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Thailand to Export Fabrics for Muslim Fashion

    Damia Abdullah
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    The Ministry of Industry has announced its success in using locally available fabrics to produce Islamic clothes or Muslim Fashion. The Thailand Textile Institute has collaborated with Rajamangala University of Technology to develop the local Muslim fashion industry in Thailand’s Deep South and is now emerging as a sourcing destination for Muslim fashion products. A [...] The post Thailand to Export Fabrics for Muslim Fashion appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Spain Gearing up for Halal Tourism

    Damia Abdullah
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    The term ” halal tourism ,” which refers to the tourism offerings for practicing Muslims, represents a turnover of € 103 billion worldwide. This is a market that Spain wants to take a bigger share, thanks in particular, to its rich Islamic cultural heritage in Andalusia. Hence the organisation of the first conference on the subject [...] The post Spain Gearing up for Halal Tourism appeared first on Amilin Post.
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  • Zombie Games SHOCKER ! One Woman Bites Another Calls It ‘Zombie Game': Cops

    WebSolutions
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Zombie Games SHOCKER ! One Woman Bites Another Calls It ‘Zombie Game': Cops   ‘…there is no definite explanation for the zombie reference. He says the woman had property with a sticker that referenced a video game featuring zombies. Deputies also speculate she may have been influenced by a scarecrow contest in the area…’[HUFFPO]   … Continue reading » The post Zombie Games SHOCKER ! One Woman Bites Another Calls It ‘Zombie Game': Cops appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts:…
  • HOW TO Live Forever: The (Mad?) Science Hollywood Is Using to “Cure” Death

    WebSolutions
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:54 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM   HOW TO Live Forever: The (Mad?) Science Hollywood Is Using to “Cure” Death   ‘…merely looking younger no longer is enough. Hollywood wants to live longer and feel younger, and to that end a growing number of establishments at the cutting edge of science (and at least a few dubious alternatives) are ready to … Continue reading » The post HOW TO Live Forever: The (Mad?) Science Hollywood Is Using to “Cure” Death appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: CHRIS BROWN Instagram! Shock…
  • TASER Shock Video Cops Allegedly Taser Black Man For ‘Sitting In Public’

    WebSolutions
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:39 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM   TASER Shock Video Cops Allegedly Taser Black Man For ‘Sitting In Public’   ‘…As the officers force the man to put his hands behind his back, he drops his phone and the video goes black, but the audio continues and we hear the man crying for help and proclaiming that his kids are watching…’[DAILYPLANET] … Continue reading » The post TASER Shock Video Cops Allegedly Taser Black Man For ‘Sitting In Public’ appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Jaywalking Female College…
  • Most Costly Divorces Of All Time ! Could It Make This Woman Richer Than Oprah?

    WebSolutions
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:17 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Could the Costliest Divorce Ever Make This Woman Richer Than Oprah?   ‘…His net worth is estimated to be $17 billion, most of which is tied up in shares of the company he founded … now that he and his wife are getting a divorce, she wants her cut, which could make their divorce the … Continue reading » The post Most Costly Divorces Of All Time ! Could It Make This Woman Richer Than Oprah? appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Teenager Arrested In Killing Of 16 Year Old Pregnant With His Twins Jeremy…
  • Was iCloud Hacked ?! Apple Probes Report Hacked To Get Stars’ Photos

    WebSolutions
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:39 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Was iCloud Hacked ?! Apple Probes Report Hacked To Get Stars’ Photos   ‘…photos targeting more than 100 U.S. and U.K. celebrities were allegedly obtained by breaking into iCloud accounts, the newspaper said. A representative for Oscar winner Lawrence confirmed the photos were hers and called the situation a “flagrant violation of privacy,” the Telegraph … Continue reading » The post Was iCloud Hacked ?! Apple Probes Report Hacked To Get Stars’ Photos appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Jaywalking…
 
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  • National flag designer, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi awarded national honour

    Coteam
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:43 am
    Nigeria’s flag designer, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, 78, has been appointed by Nigerian president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as his Special Assistant on Monday, 29, 2014. Pa Akinkunmi, who has gone blind, was award Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR), and placed on salary for the rest of his life Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi designed […]
  • 300 Boko Haram insurgents seeks asylum in Cameroon, Abakar Ali captured

    Coteam
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    Cameroonian defense spokesman, lieutenant colonel Didier Badjeck told press that not less than 300 Boko Haram militants have lay down their arms and seeks for asylum in Cameroon. The insurgents’ top commander “Abakar Ali” aka “Mustapher Umar” was also reportedly captured by Cameroonian soldiers and in custody — He was said to have been captured […]
  • CloudFlare adds ‘Universal SSL’ encryption feature to websites for free

    Princeton
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    The web optimization and Content Delivery Network service provider, CloudFlare has released a Universal SSL™ feature starting Monday, 29 September. The feature offers free Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to every of its customer, though with some limitation for free plan customers. In addition, CloudFlare’s Universal SSL™ will be compatible with SPDY (pronounced speedy), an […]
  • President Goodluck Jonathan visits the ancient kingdom of Benin

    Sylvia
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    President Goodluck Jonathan visited the ancient kingdom of Benin, Edo state Saturday, September 27. The president who was accompanied by security personnel, was welcomed by the State governor Adams Oshiomole, and other honorable chiefs. On his visit, President Jonathan paid a courtesy visit to the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Erediauwa — The Oba presented […]
  • Federal Government pronounced October 1, 6, 7 as public holidays

    Princeton
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    The federal government declared Wednesday, October 1, as an official public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 54th Independence Anniversary. In addition, Monday, October 6, and Tuesday, October 7, were declared public holidays to acknowledge the Islamic festival — EId-el-Kabir celebration. Eid Kabir in advance to all Muslims, and happy 54th independence anniversary to all Nigerians.
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  • Abdullah Abdullah: Sore Loser or True Statesman?

    Michael Vasiliou
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    For months, Afghanistan has been plagued by an electoral stalemate, with the results of its 3rd ever presidential election disputed by its two candidates. Ashraf Ghani has long been viewed as the winner by... The post Abdullah Abdullah: Sore Loser or True Statesman? appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Better Come Out Swinging: America vs. the NFL

    Jack O'Brien
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:56 pm
      You probably watched the game last night. You know, the game? The NFL, the most popular and now the most controversial sports league in the world, had a game last night. Steelers visiting... The post Better Come Out Swinging: America vs. the NFL appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Obama’s ISIL Strategy: An Overview

    Michael Vasiliou
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Last night, President Obama delivered remarks on how he plans to deal with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Obama has taken slow steps towards addressing the developing crisis, while announcing last... The post Obama’s ISIL Strategy: An Overview appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Are failed presidential candidates really “losers for life?”

    Michael Vasiliou
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    In the immediate aftermath of Mitt Romney’s failed presidential bid, the Republican governor and businessman appeared to drop off the map. He became a recluse, and rarely made public appearances. A sighting of him... The post Are failed presidential candidates really “losers for life?” appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • ISIS and Ebola: Why I’m Sick

    Jack O'Brien
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:42 pm
      A hypochondriac and unsettlingly impatiently Irish by nature, these past few weeks have hardly been pleasant for me. My appetite’s been gone for awhile now, my mood is insipid. My planet is suffering... The post ISIS and Ebola: Why I’m Sick appeared first on Crisis Press.
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  • 19th Indian jailed for rioting in Singapore’s Little India

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>PTI</b></a></span>
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    Singapore: A 25-year-old Indian was today jailed for 18 weeks for obstructing a police officer trying to disperse mob during Singapore’s worst violence in 40 years, the 19th Indian imprisoned in connection with the incident. Ravi Arun Vengatesh, then a quality control supervisor, admitted obstructing a police officer who was trying to control last year’s riot in Little India — a precinct of Indian shops, businesses, pubs, eateries, hotels and motels. He admitted to obstructing Acting Inspector Thinagaran S Krishnasamy near a lane at Chander Road on December 8 last year, The…
  • Egypt court sends 63 Brotherhood members to jail

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>IANS</b></a></span>
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Cairo:An Egyptian court Tuesday sentenced 63 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to 15 years in prison on charges of violence during last year’s protests in support of ousted president Mohamed Morsi. The defendants were convicted of committing violent acts, sabotage, attempted murder, damaging public property and possession of weapons, Xinhua reported. The court also fined them 20,000 Egyptian pounds ($2,800). Another five Morsi supporters were sentenced to 10 years in jail and a fine of 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($1,400) over the same charges in a case known as the “Asbakyah…
  • Asian cities claim 8 spots on top 20 billionaire cities list

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>PTI</b></a></span>
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    New Delhi: New York City has the world’s largest number of billionaires but Asian cities, which include Mumbai, dominate the list of top 20 billionaire places in the world, indicating that the region is at the beginning of a new cycle in wealth creation, says a report. According to the Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014, in Asia the billionaire population continued to increase in size and economic significance, with 30 per cent of the net increase in total billionaire wealth coming from the region. The 8 Asian cities on the list are led by Hong Kong which is home to 82…
  • Modi gets Gita as gift from Tulsi Gabbard

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>PTI</b></a></span>
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:33 am
    New York: Influential lawmaker Tulsi Gabbard, the only Hindu member of the US Congress, has met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here and presented her personal copy of Bhagavad Gita to him, saying it was a gesture to express her love for India. Gabbard, a 33-year-old US Democrat Congresswoman from Hawaii, called on the Prime Minister at his hotel here. She presented to the Prime Minister a copy of Gita, which she had placed in her hand when she took oath while being sworn in to the US House of Representative. “Gita I gave u I had since child, took shelter of in Mid East war zone duty, took…
  • Indian deported from Saudi after acquittal in murder case

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>PTI</b></a></span>
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Dubai: An Indian, who spent almost nine years in jail in Saudi Arabia in connection with the murder of a Pakistani worker, has been deported to India after he was acquitted of the charges. Abdul Rahman Punnoth, who hails from Kozhikode, was acquitted by a Riyadh court. He was deported yesterday. Punnoth was working as labourer in Riyadh since 2003. Sabir Khan, who was a watchman at the warehouse of the company’s store, was found dead on April 2006, Saudi Gazette reported. Punnoth visited Khan along with some Bangladeshi nationals who wanted to purchase waste material from the warehouse,…
 
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  • Top 10 Well Deserved Executions

    admin
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Here are ten of most well-deserved executions in world history. There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that these leaders were cruel, terrible human beings who gave no thought to the people they hurt.   10. Timothy McVeigh McVeigh committed one of the most disturbing acts of terrorism on U.S. soil in 1995. He detonated a truck full of explosives in front of a federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 168 lives were taken, including over a dozen children who attended a daycare housed in the building. McVeigh was executed by lethal injection in Indiana on June 11, 2001. The…
  • Top 10 Most Addictive Facebook Games

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:52 pm
    There are many games, both single player and multi-player, on Facebook where you can invite one or friends to compete with you. You can challenge your friends, win awards, medals and a lot of other neat stuff. We are here to present to you a list of top 10 highly addictive games on Facebook.   10. Candy Crush Saga A colorful game of matching sweet candies and earn points. There are many levels inside. As you go on completing them, the next one comes out to be more difficult. You may need to unfreeze the boxes in a limited time period.   9. FarmVille One of the most popular games on…
  • Top 10 Countries With High Kidnapping Rates

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    22 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    The top 10 threat areas for kidnap for ransom have been identified in a new report published by crisis management assistance company red24. We’ve taken the report into consideration and done some research ourselves and have come up with our own top 10 list of countries where you are most likely to be kidnapped. 10. Colombia We start the list of the top ten countries where you are most likely to be kidnapped with Colombia. The U.S. government rates Haiti as “Critical” in the threat categories of Crime and Political Violence. Haiti is unique in the Caribbean for its relative lack of…
  • Top 10 Cruel Bizarre Curses

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    21 Sep 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Here are ten cruel, bizarre curses that have rocked this world and make superstitious people even more superstitious than they were before.   10. Blue Diamond Curse In the summer of 2012, the Queen of Thailand (Sirikit) suffered a stroke and has not been seen in public. Her husband, Bhumibol Adulyadeej, is the world’s longest serving head of state and the longest reigning monarch in Thai history; in power for 68 years. The circumstances surrounding her ill health are suspicious. Some conspiracy theorists argue that it was because of a curse that can be traced back to one of most…
  • Top 10 Hollywood Tragedies

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    17 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    These Hollywood legends were all born under a lucky star but unfortunately, fate was not as kind. They had it all but it was taken away from them much too soon.   10. Michael Jackson Who could ever forget Michael Jackson’s charm? He started his career at an early age when he became part of the Jackson 5, along with his brothers. The group saw a big success coming to them very fast, and then Jackson found a great success of his own when he released his debut album, “Off The Wall” in 1979. Then in 1984, he got his big break with the release of “Thriller” The best selling album as…
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  • Titan executives granted bail by Supreme Court

    Patrick Jones
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Eamon Courtenay & Godfrey Smith Monday, September 29, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: 29 year old Rohn Knowles and 34 year old Kelvin Leach are making preparations, but have yet as of this evening to meet bail of $100,000 each set late this morning by Supreme Court Justice Denis Hanomansingh. This follows spirited arguments in his court by attorneys representing the Government of the United States of America which demands their extradition, and their local attorneys fighting to keep them out of jail as long as possible. The center of the arguments is the contention that the men, executives…
  • Police commander retracts statement; PM reaches out to slain man’s family

    Patrick Jones
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Dinsdale Thompson Monday, September 29, 2014. Patrick E. Jones Reporting: The officer commanding the San Ignacio police formation Superintendent Dinsdale Thompson has retracted a statement he made on Sunday afternoon during the funeral for Special Constable Danny Conorquie. While expressing condolences to the family on the murder of Conorquie in the line of duty on Thursday, September 25, Superintendent Thompson told the gathering that the police investigation had concluded that Guatemalan nationals were responsible for the murder of Danny Conorquie. In a statement issued via the police press…
  • Cahal Pech Village Resort Launches Vision Quest to Xibalba Tour

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    29 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    San Ignacio, Belize, September 29th 2014 Larry Waight Reporting: Cahal Pech Village Resort, one of the largest hotels in San Ignacio Belize has just launched an intrepid cave tour called “Vision Quest to Xibalba.” According to Peter Tonti, Chief Executive Officer of the resort, the Vision Quest to Xibalba is a special tour to the fantastic cave site of Actun Halal in the Macal River Valley of Belize and will be hosted by professional archaeologist Cameron Griffith of Missouri State University. “The experience is designed to be a low physical impact adventure for enthusiasts…
  • People’s Rally planned for western border

    Patrick Jones
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Audrey Matura Shepherd Monday, September 29, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Belize People’s Front (BPF) has rallied residents of the West and indeed all of the country to attend a rally at the Western Border on Tuesday morning, September 30. The purpose of the event is to protest the Government’s seeming inability to develop a policy to police our borders and protect our natural resources. In the wake of the death of 20 year old Special Constable Danny Conorquie in the line of duty last Thursday, Belizeans have been up in arms. But according to attorney and union leader Audrey…
  • Police say Guatemalans murdered Danny Conorquie

    Patrick Jones
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Danny Conorquie burial Sunday, September 28, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Police have now concluded that the death of Special Constable Danny Conorquie was at the hands of Guatemalan nationals. The officer commanding the San Ignacio police formation Assistant Superintendent of Police Dinsdale Thompson stood up at the funeral for Conorquie today in Georgeville and as he conveyed condolences on behalf of the Police Department, announced that the investigation, which is still ongoing, has definitively concluded that the murderers of Conorquie are not Belizeans and that they are of no other…
 
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  • Did the Curse of the “Little Bastard” Kill James Dean? Remembering an Icon

    Stewart Lawrence
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    February 8, 1931-September 30, 1955 “Freaky” may be the best way to describe the circumstances surrounding the death of onetime Hollywood superstar James Dean, in a car accident in northern California on this day (September 30) in 1955. Famed British actor Alec Guinness had warned Dean of a premonition he’d had. The silver “Spyder” Porsche sports car Dean was driving — one of only 90 ever made — was “cursed.” He advised Dean to sell the car before it killed him. A week later, en route to a racing competition south of San Francisco, Dean ran head-on into a…
  • Is It Okay To Allow More Illegal Immigrants In The Military?

    Ivan Dario Ruiz
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Simranpreet Lamba serving in US Army thanks to MANVI program. Photograph rom ISVmag.com Illegal immigrants come to this country for one reason only: For a better life.  It’s no secret that the life they’re escaping is inferior, which explains why, the moment they set foot in the United States, they’re willing to do anything to stay. Great news came out of the Department of Defense: the policy allowing a number of illegal immigrants to serve in the military, has been extended another 2 years.  The program known as Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) —…
  • Corporate Heavy Arianna Huffington is Hiding in Plain Sight

    Stewart Lawrence
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    How do you know when your friendly progressive media mogul is actually a corporate heavy? It may not be that hard to figure out if you know where and how to look. Take Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, the online news and commentary magazine that has morphed in less than a decade from a social media upstart into a reputable member of the Fourth Estate.  In 2003, even before launching Huff Po, she made a heady but ill-advised run for California governor after Democratic incumbent Gray Davis was recalled.  Republican neophyte Arnold Schwarzenegger publicly humiliated her…
  • Watch Tattoo Artists Work In Slow Motion

    Ivan Dario Ruiz
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
    If you’ve been hesitant about getting a tattoo because of the pain or the needles… then turn away. Destin from the popular YouTube channel SmarterEveryDay takes a quality camera and shoots — up close and in slow motion — the art of tattooing.  Destin also gives us a little tattoo education on the different tattoo machines — not tattoo guns, that’s improper usage — and the several needles utilized; did you know that a tattoo machine uses several needles at one time?  Ouch! The post Watch Tattoo Artists Work In Slow Motion appeared first on Papa Of The Year.
  • Asian Parents React To I Love You

    Ivan Dario Ruiz
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    When’s the last time you told your parents “I love you?” For some, saying “I love you” is as common as “Hello, how are you?” For others, the words rarely come out and likewise even heard. For some cultures, love is implied through actions such as hugs, kisses, cooking, or frequent phone calls. For others, if the words aren’t spoken then the love may never be received. Steven Lim covers Asian American cultural issues on his YouTube channel. Lim grew up as an Asian American kid in the Midwest, and being quite different from his peers, now uses his…
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  • Oklahoma Beheading: ISIS Copycat Strikes

    andyc
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    The FBI is looking into a beheading that took place in Oklahoma. They are trying to investigate and see if there are any ties to the Islamic State. A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.
  • Mystery Enterovirus 68 Paralysis 9 Colorado Children

    andyc
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases and said the germ — enterovirus 68 — was detected in four out of eight of the sick children who had a certain medical test. The status of the ninth case is unclear.
  • Cops Ask Man’s Driving License, Shoot Him As He Gets It

    andyc
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    South Carolina State Trooper Sean Groubert has been fired after video has been released of his interaction during a routine traffic stop. He pulled over a man by the name of Levar Jones apparently he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt turned into something far more sinister.
  • Video: Pittsburgh Cops Tased Man While He Was Praying For His Dead Son In ER

    andyc
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Mileek Grissom was shot and died at the hospital, while attempting to stop a fight.The police claim the man, Rev. Earl Baldwin, was prohibiting the young man from medical care, but it is clear, that Mileek Grissom is already dead. Another note I’d like to add, the man who was tased is a well known and liked pastor in the area.
  • Japan’s Volcano Blow: 30 Feared Dead, 250 Trapped, 11 hurt

    andyc
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    More than 30 people are reported dead after a volcano unexpectedly erupted in Japan Saturday. Specific casualty numbers are hard to come by since Japanese officials do not confirmed deaths, until after doctor’s formal examination. But according to the BBC official say about 31 people were found dead of heart and lung failures on Mount Ontake. A popular hiking spot the summit here because if it’s autumn foliage, including the 31 discovered forty-five people remain unaccounted for Sunday.
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