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    John Dickerson
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:33 pm
    New information about donations to Hillary Clinton’s family foundation and her husband have her on the defensive. It’s also going to make it harder to go on offense.
  • Why Comcast Walked Away

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    ProPublica
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:01 pm
    by Leticia Miranda Update, April 24, 2015: This story has been updated to reflect Comcast's official announcement that the merger has been terminated. Today, Comcast announced that the company is walking away from its proposed $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. Comcast had recently met with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission. The deal had been troubled for weeks. The Justice Department and FCC had reason to carefully evaluate the merger, which was first announced in Feb. 2014 and had been expected at the time to be completed by the end of 2014…
  • Parsing Chris Christie’s Pension Math

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    ProPublica
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:35 pm
    by Cezary Podkul As we reported last week, Gov. Chris Christie’s rhetoric about his fiscal record in New Jersey doesn’t always match what’s in his budget. Since then, we’ve found another example of Christie’s malleable math. On multiple occasions, the GOP governor has claimed that he put more money into public employee pensions than any prior governor – Democrat or Republican. When we noticed that the numbers didn’t support the claim, the governor’s aides had a ready explanation. It turned out they weren’t counting a $2.75 billion pension…
  • The Eruption of Chile's Calbuco Volcano (9 photos)

    The Atlantic Photo
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted on Wednesday, spewing a giant funnel of ash high into the sky over a sparsely populated, mountainous area, triggering a red alert. Authorities ordered an evacuation for a 10-kilometer (six-mile) radius around the volcano. Calbuco is the second volcano in southern Chile to have a substantial eruption since March 3, when the Villarrica volcano emitted a brief but fiery burst of ash and lava. View from Frutillar, southern Chile, showing volcanic lightning and lava spewed from the Calbuco volcano on April 23, 2015. (Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Republican Field Woos Iowa Evangelical Christians

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    TRIP GABRIEL and JONATHAN MARTIN
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Nine Republican candidates descended on a large church in Iowa to court evangelical Christians, the voters who played the starring role in the state’s two most recent caucuses.
 
 
 
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  • So far, NBC News finds Brian Williams embellished at least 11 times

    Paul Farhi
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:11 pm
    A months-long internal investigation of Brian Williams by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of his reporting exploits, according to a person familiar with details of the probe.Read full article >>
  • Bruce Jenner’s in-depth interview: ‘For all intents and purposes, I am a woman’

    Emily Yahr
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:45 pm
    “For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer on Friday night.The former Olympic superstar athlete turned “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” reality star sat down with ABC in an emotional interview, during which — as expected, given reports that have been circulating for many months — Jenner came out as transgender.Read full article >>
  • ‘Freddie was our family’

    Peter Hermann
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:06 pm
    BALTIMORE — Everybody knew Freddie.He made the old-timers and the young kids of Gilmor Homes laugh with his off-key singing and perpetual smile. He seduced the girls with his “swag.”The cops at the Western District station also knew Freddie, a young man so frequently in cuffs that officers wrote in reports that they could identify him by name from surveillance camera video.Read full article >>
  • Editorial: Congress should not abdicate its duty on war

    Editorial Board
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:37 pm
    AFTER HOUSE Republican leaders announced last week that they would not act on President Obama’s request for an authorization of military force against the Islamic State, critics asked a fair question: How come legislators who insisted on congressional review of the pending nuclear accord with Iran see no need to vote on the military campaign now underway in Iraq and Syria? Read full article >>
  • U.S. government’s refusal to discuss drone attacks comes under fire

    Greg Miller, Julie Tate
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:06 pm
    The vehicles were separated only by several car lengths when the missile struck.The main target of the CIA drone strike in April last year was a Toyota carrying 11 armed men suspected of being part of an al-Qaeda plot to attack a military outpost in central Yemen. But the shrapnel also sprayed a truck traveling a few dozen yards ahead, killing or wounding nine laborers on an early morning commute.Read full article >>
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  • Nepal After the Earthquake (27 photos)

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:57 am
    A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal early on Saturday, centered 10 miles below the surface, less than 50 miles from the capital of Kathmandu. At least 1,100 are already reported to have been killed by the quake and subsequent avalanches triggered in the Himalayas. Historic buildings and temples were destroyed, leaving massive piles of debris in streets as rescue workers and neighbors work to find and help those still trapped beneath rubble. Below are images from the region of the immediate aftermath of one of the most powerful earthquakes to strike Nepal in decades. (Editor's note,…
  • Winners of the 2014 Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest (14 photos)

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    The editors of Smithsonian magazine have announced the winners of their 12th annual photo contest, selected from more than 26,500 entries. The winning photographs from from the competition's six categories are published below: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile. Also, a few finalists have been included as well. Captions were written by the photographers. Be sure to visit the contest page at Smithsonian.com to see all the winners and finalists. Grand Prize Winner. Women of a small village near Vinh Hy Bay, Vietnam, sew a fishing net while their husbands…
  • The Eruption of Chile's Calbuco Volcano (9 photos)

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted on Wednesday, spewing a giant funnel of ash high into the sky over a sparsely populated, mountainous area, triggering a red alert. Authorities ordered an evacuation for a 10-kilometer (six-mile) radius around the volcano. Calbuco is the second volcano in southern Chile to have a substantial eruption since March 3, when the Villarrica volcano emitted a brief but fiery burst of ash and lava. View from Frutillar, southern Chile, showing volcanic lightning and lava spewed from the Calbuco volcano on April 23, 2015. (Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Earth Day 45 (45 photos)

    22 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    First organized in 1970, Earth Day is a day set aside to remember and appreciate the Earth's environment, and our responsibilities and roles within it. Today, April 22, we observe the 45th annual Earth Day, and though many things have changed for the better, environmental challenges remain. In the past 45 years, the population of the Earth has doubled—75 percent of the people alive today were born after 1970—and the increased demand on our limited resources makes sustainable solutions even more important. Collected here are 45 images of our world from recent years, each a…
  • A World Transfixed by Screens (36 photos)

    21 Apr 2015 | 6:25 pm
    The continued massive growth of connected mobile devices is shaping not only how we communicate with each other, but how we look, behave, and experience the world around us. Smartphones and other handheld devices have become indispensable tools, appendages held at arm's length to record a scene or to snap a selfie. Recent news photos show refugees fleeing war-torn regions holding up their phones as prized possessions to be saved, and relatives of victims lost to a disaster holding up their smartphones to show images of their loved ones to the press. Celebrity selfies, people alone in a…
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Cyclist trades water bottle for beer [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Give this cyclist a medal. In the middle of a long endurance ride, he trades out a bottle of water for a can of beer. Bummer for the spectator who had his beer taken, though. The post Cyclist trades water bottle for beer [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Caesar’s greatest military victory explained [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Julius Caesar is among the most lauded generals in world history. If you're not a huge history buff, though, you have no idea why. This video explains his genius by delving into his greatest military victory: The Battle of Alesia. The post Caesar’s greatest military victory explained [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The funniest moments on the Australian today show [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Let's face it, the funniest moments on the U.S. Today Show just aren't that funny. The Australian Today Show, however, has got to have the funniest bloopers, mistakes, and gags on the planet. The post The funniest moments on the Australian today show [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • These kids made the best cover of “Crazy Train” ever…using xylophones [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Who knew a bunch of kids and some xylophones could produce such an epic version of "Crazy Train?" These kids are spot on. You'll probably want to listen to the song a few times––and also donate money to your local after school music program. The post These kids made the best cover of “Crazy Train” ever…using xylophones [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Massive magma pockets discovered under Yellowstone [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Imagine so much magma, one could fill the Grand Canyon an unthinkable fourteen times? The post Massive magma pockets discovered under Yellowstone [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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    Radio Times

  • News update: the Philadelphia Eagles, Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Loretta Lynch confirmation vote

    Debbie Bilder
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Mike Sielski, Jonathan Weisman, Del Quentin Wilber Today on Radio Times, we bring you up to date on three news stories. We’ll start things off with MIKE SIELSKI, sports columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He’s been following the off season moves of the ever-interesting Philadelphia Eagles’ coach Chip Kelly and crew, including the recent signings of high profile quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Sam Bradford. Then we’ll hear from JONATHAN WEISMAN, economic policy reporter at The New York Times, on the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the free-trade deal between the United…
  • Radio Times in Review: Philadelphia Science Festival edition

    jehrens
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: Mary Cappello, David Eagleman, Seth Horowitz It’s the first day of the Philadelphia Science Festival, a nine day city-wide educational celebration of all things scientific. On today’s edition of Radio Times in Review, we throw our hat into the ring and bring you three science-related interviews from the Radio Times vault. First, we’ll hear about Chevalier Jackson, the laryngologist whose strange collection of some 2000 swallowed objects is on display at Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum. Author MARY CAPPELLO wrote about Jackson and his collection in her book, Swallow. We’ll also…
  • The battle for LGBT rights with Michelangelo Signorile

    Susan Greenbaum
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guest: Michelangelo Signorile Nearly three quarters of Americans think that sexual orientation should be protected from discrimination the same way race is, according to a new Bloomberg Politics poll. And gay rights activists are anticipating a U.S. Supreme Court decision this summer which would strike down same-sex marriage bans nationwide. While public attitudes regarding LGBT rights and marriage equality have changed dramatically in recent years, our guest MICHELANGELO SIGNORILE says the fight for full equality is a long way off. In his new book It’s Not Over , he warns that…
  • One-on-one with mayoral candidate Doug Oliver

    Susan Greenbaum
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guest: Doug Oliver In the second in our series of interviews with Philadelphia’s Democratic mayoral candidates, Marty talks with DOUG OLIVER. Oliver is the youngest in the field of six vying for a primary win.  He has worked in private industry, most recently as the Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications at Philadelphia Gas Works, and before that in municipal government as Mayor Nutter’s press secretary, from January 2008 to September 2010. (Emma Lee/WHYY)
  • First-generation students roundtable

    jehrens
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Yessenia Gutierrez, Hazim Hardeman, Tiana Oliver Today on Radio Times, Marty is joined by three area students who are the first in their families to attend college. We’re joined by University of Pennsylvania senior YESSENIA GUTIERREZ, who is the outgoing ambassador to the group, 1vyG, which is a Brown University-based consortium of so-called first-generation students. We’re also joined by Temple University senior TIANA OLIVER and Community College of Philadelphia sophomore HAZIM HARDEMAN. They grew up in rough neighborhoods in North Philadelphia. We’ll hear from these three…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Nepal shows its vulnerability after devastating earthquake

    Simon Redfern, Professor in Earth Sciences at University of Cambridge
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    The magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal this morning is shocking news. For some time scientists have realised that the Kathmandu valley is one of the most dangerous places in the world, in terms of earthquake risk. A combination of high seismic activity at the front of the Tibetan plateau, poor building standards, and haphazard urbanisation have come together today with fatal consequences. The quake hit just before noon, local time, around 48 miles north west of Kathmandu. The Indian tectonic plate is driving beneath the Eurasian plate at an average rate of 45mm per year along a front…
  • There is no evidence that the death penalty acts as a deterrent

    Carolyn Hoyle, Director of the Centre for Criminology at University of Oxford
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    Two Australians will soon be killed at a prison on the Indonesian island of Nusakambangan – for no deterrent effect. AAP/Darma SemitoAustralia has executed no-one for half a century. Following the abolition of the death penalty by various states, the federal government abolished capital punishment in 1973. Nevertheless, Australian citizens – like all of those from abolitionist jurisdictions – face the death penalty when they commit serious crimes in countries that retain it. Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are facing execution in Indonesia following their convictions on…
  • The past is not sacred: the 'history wars' over Anzac

    Peter Cochrane, Honorary Associate, Department of History at University of Sydney
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Drape 'Anzac' over an argument and, like a magic cloak, the argument is sacrosanct – even though it shouldn't be. AAP/Alexander Turnbull LibraryThe Gallipoli centenary provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the many wartime legacies – human, political, economic, military – that forged independent nations from former colonies and dominions. The Conversation, in partnership with Griffith Review, has published a series of essays exploring the enduring legacies of 20th-century wars. The term “history wars” is best known in Australia for summing up the fierce debate over…
  • Chile's Calbuco Volcano erupts without warning. What can we expect next?

    Brittany Brand, Assistant Professor of Geosciences at Boise State University
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Gas and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt, Chile on April 22. Stringer Shanghai/ReutersAround 5:00 pm local time on April 22, scientists at Southern Andean Volcano Observatory in Chile began picking up volcanic earthquakes at the Calbuco volcano. A disturbingly short 60 minutes later, the volcano was in full eruption, producing an impressive column of ash extending to more than 49,000 feet into the sky. Ash primarily drifted north and northeast of the volcano, covering towns below in a layer of fine ash. Observatory scientists quickly called for an…
  • Creating justice for Bangladeshi garment workers with pressure not boycotts

    Brooke A. Ackerly, Associate Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:35 am
    A woman holds a picture of her relative missing in the Rana Plaza collapse. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj Two years ago, on April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed killing 1,134 garment factory workers inside. Just five months before this accident, a fire at the Tazreen Fashion factory killed 112 people. The disasters left many Americans wondering how to respond to prevent such tragedies from happening again. The companies whose brands were manufactured at these factories and other global garment retailers wondered how to keep their customers in the face of worldwide…
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    Big Picture

  • Remembering Armenia’s losses

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    People around the world this week remembered the estimated 1.5 million Armenians killed over a two-year period by the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago. Along with the memorials, protests were held pointing out that the United States and Turkey governments have not yet formally recognized the mass killings as genocide. People attend a commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan, Armenia, on April 24. The Armenian Apostolic Church on Thursday made saints of up to 1.5 million Armenians at an open…
  • Crisis in the Mediterranean

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:38 am
    Hundreds of migrants have perished trying to make the trek through the Mediterranean Sea to Europe this year. Just days ago, over 700 hundred are feared dead in a sunken boat disaster off the coast of Libya. Near the Greek Island of the Rhodes, rescued efforts continued, as boats carrying migrants crashed into rocks. With such a huge loss of life, European leaders are forced to respond to this humanitarian crisis as emergency meetings are planned this week. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA survivor of the boat that overturned off the coast of Libya disembarks from Italian Coast Guard ship Bruno…
  • The 2015 Boston Marathon

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
    The running of the world-class Boston Marathon filled the cold and wet streets of the city for the 119th time today. 2013 men’s winner Lelisa Desisa was victorious again this year, two years after he returned his medal to the city in a sign of solidarity after the tragic bombings. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelWellesley College student Cassie Allen cheered on the runners. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
  • Coachella 2015

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Music fans gathered to hear a wide variety of musical styles at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, held over two weekends in Indio, Calif. More than 100 acts were on the bill of the sold-out event. -- By Lloyd YoungDaniel Kessler of Interpol performs onstage during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 10 in Indio, Calif. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images )
  • Cherry blossoms 2015

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:53 pm
    From Japan to Washington, D.C. people gather to relish the beauty of the blooming cherry tree. Highly aniticpated and heavily photographed, the blossoms are celebrated by many. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelPeople walk under cherry blossoms by the Tidal Basin in Washington,D.C. on April 9. The cherry blossoms were originally a gift from Japan, (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
 
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    Slate Articles

  • Cracked

    Jim Festante
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:11 am
    MRI footage of a researcher’s fingers from a new study shows what happens in the joints just as our knuckles are cracked. The apparent cause of the telltale pop didn’t quite conform to previous studies.
  • The Trying to Be Clever Edition 

    Cathy O'Neil
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Listen to Episode No. 50 of Slate Money:
  • Son, Your Grandpa Is a Little Sketchy

    Mike Pesca
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Listen to Episode 243 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • First Principles

    John Dickerson
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:33 pm
    New information about donations to Hillary Clinton’s family foundation and her husband have her on the defensive. It’s also going to make it harder to go on offense.
  • Don’t Blame Drones

    William Saletan
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:36 pm
    On Thursday, President Obama confessed to a terrible mistake. An American drone strike on al-Qaida operatives in Pakistan, carried out in January, accidentally killed two hostages—Warren Weinstein of the United States and Giovanni Lo Porto of Italy—who were concealed at the site.
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  • Here's where to go if you want to fart in someone’s general direction

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:15 pm
    It’s 40 years since the film ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ was released in April 1975. Today, you can visit the Scottish castle where much of the comedy classic was filmed, and play with coconut halves.
  • Destroying smugglers' boats won't fix the Mediterranean refugee crisis, this man says

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Thousands of refugees are dying trying to find refuge in Europe, and the continent's leaders want to stop the deaths by stopping the smugglers — and blowing up their boats. But that tactic may not fix the problem, and may simply endanger the lives of migrants.
  • Ed Miliband is the UK's would-be leader and ... a sex god?

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Labour Party leader Ed Miliband often gets beat up in the press for supposedly being a wimp. So the Internet came to his defense with — what else? — a popular meme, slapping the dorky politician's face on everyone from Don Draper to Prince to James Bond.
  • Two years after it collapsed, Rana Plaza is still haunted by the smell of death

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:45 pm
    More than 1,000 garment workers died when the Rana Factory complex in Bangladesh collapsed two years ago. Today, the survivors and their families are still haunted by the "smell of death" at the site — and the prejudices they face after making it through the tragedy.
  • Finding the courage to write about cowardice

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    "Coward. Chicken. Yellow-belly." Those were insults the French used against the gunmen who carried out the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January. Cowardice, in fact, is currently enjoying a bit of global resurgence as a put-down. So much so that Boston University professor Chris Walsh decided it was time to write a book about the subject. The first hurdle? Finding source material.
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • Texas Jailing Truant Teens and More in MuckReads Weekly

    ProPublica
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:13 pm
    by Terry Parris Jr. Some of the best #MuckReads we read this week. Want to receive these by email? Sign up to get this briefing delivered to your inbox every weekend. A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur (Los Angeles Times) Hospitals don't publicly report deadly infections. Legislators don't make them http://t.co/eIIgD6gmy8 #muckreads @melodypetersen— Margot Roosevelt (@margotroosevelt) April 19, 2015 "Proponents of more openness argue the secrecy can prevent hospitals from learning from one another's mistakes. They say it also deprives…
  • Another Startling Verdict for Forensic Science

    ProPublica
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    by Ryan Gabrielson With the introduction of DNA analysis three decades ago, criminal investigations and prosecutions gained a powerful tool to link suspects to crimes through biological evidence. This field has also exposed scores of wrongful convictions, and raised serious questions about the forensic science used in building cases. This week, The Washington Post reported the first results from a sweeping study of the FBI forensic hair comparison unit, finding that 26 of 28 examiners in the unit gave flawed testimony in more than 200 cases during the 1980s and 1990s. Examiners overstated the…
  • Why Comcast Walked Away

    ProPublica
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:01 pm
    by Leticia Miranda Update, April 24, 2015: This story has been updated to reflect Comcast's official announcement that the merger has been terminated. Today, Comcast announced that the company is walking away from its proposed $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. Comcast had recently met with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission. The deal had been troubled for weeks. The Justice Department and FCC had reason to carefully evaluate the merger, which was first announced in Feb. 2014 and had been expected at the time to be completed by the end of 2014…
  • Parsing Chris Christie’s Pension Math

    ProPublica
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:35 pm
    by Cezary Podkul As we reported last week, Gov. Chris Christie’s rhetoric about his fiscal record in New Jersey doesn’t always match what’s in his budget. Since then, we’ve found another example of Christie’s malleable math. On multiple occasions, the GOP governor has claimed that he put more money into public employee pensions than any prior governor – Democrat or Republican. When we noticed that the numbers didn’t support the claim, the governor’s aides had a ready explanation. It turned out they weren’t counting a $2.75 billion pension…
  • The Time a Newspaper Stared Down the Country’s Largest Advertiser 

    ProPublica
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    by Richard Tofel Editor's Note: The news last week that Buzzfeed had deleted posts critical of advertisers got some of us at ProPublica wondering about any instances when news organizations stood up to advertiser pressure. As it turns out, ProPublica president Richard Tofel wrote a whole chapter of a book about one of those cases: In 1954, the Wall Street Journal and its publisher, Barney Kilgore, confronted General Motors. The little-remembered incident helped establish the notion that news organizations could and should preserve their independence from advertisers. Here is an adaptation…
 
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  • Nepal earthquake: Death toll passes 2000

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:28 pm
    The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area of central Nepal between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara. There were also victims in India, Bangladesh, Tibet and on Mount Everest, where avalanches were triggered. The government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas, and help has been offered by countries around the world. Little information has emerged from the epicentre, where extensive damage has been reported, and there are fears the death toll could rise yet further. The Nepalese information minister has told the BBC that 1,500 people had been killed in the…
  • Looking for information on missing lady

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:21 pm
    Seeking information regarding a wereabouts of Mariana Malaguti Uchoa family was told thru Google find by a person named Joseph he seen her and she was badly hurt in Katti but nothing more has been said by him or anyone else any information in that area of Kathmandu please contact immediately she listed on google person finder under napal earthquake Thank you
  • Midland National Life Tried To Cancel My Policy TWICE To Avoid Paying A Claim

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Midland National Life Insurance Company (MNL) twice tried to cancel the life insurance policy on me after they found out I was in bad health. We have been paying the premiums on this policy for over twenty five years and the death benefit will go to my children and grandchildren. I am a former Midland National Life agent and I left the company after I caught them committing fraud on their policy holders. The first time Midland National Life tried to cancel the policy was in 2012. Because of a lawsuit I filed against them in 2010 (Castaneira v. Midland CIV. 10 – 4039) Midland National had…
  • After earthquake debris in Nepal

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:20 pm
    As an international student from Nepal , I am here in Sydney. Everyone knows how painful is the situation for our country and for us staying overseas for various purpose. I was just returning from my part time job and on the way i this picture and really i cried loud. Oh god save my country and please help us other countries too
  • 2015.4.45 Koriyama.hukushima, anti-Korean racist group. 6

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:07 pm
    2015.4.45 Koriyama.hukushima, anti-Korean racist group.  福島県郡山市”行動する保守運動(在特会元会長・桜井誠氏)”による示威運動、演説。
 
 
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  • Watch Obama Perfectly Nail a Key and Peele Skit at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    Dan Hirschhorn
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:39 pm
    The highlight of President Obama’s speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday was when Keegan-Michael Key of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele made a surprise appearance as Luther, the President’s anger translator. Playing a character he originated on the sketch comedy show, Key “translated” Obama’s mild-mannered speech into an angry rant, warning the audience to “hold on to your lily-white butts.” At one point, when Obama was discussing Hillary Clinton’s 2016 candidacy, Key interjected, “Khaleesi is coming to…
  • Watch the Funniest Jokes From the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    Charlotte Alter
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:36 pm
    For 364 days of the year, Washington, D.C. is about as funny as daytime C-SPAN. But for just one night, the White House and the journalists who cover it put aside their differences, put on their tuxes and gowns, and come together for the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. Celebrities, journalists, and politicians gathered Saturday night for the annual dinner sometimes known as “nerd prom”—an event so popular there’s even a documentary on Washington’s biggest night. It’s a chance for the President to relax and crack a few jokes of his own. And in case…
  • See the Celebrities at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    mcmoates
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Stars turned out for the annual dinner with President Obama
  • Google Executive Killed in Everest Avalanche After Nepal Quake

    julieshapiro2015
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    An executive at Google was killed when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal on Saturday morning and started an avalanche on Mount Everest, where he was part of a climbing team, his family said. Dan Fredinburg was climbing Everest with a Jagged Globe expedition team when he suffered a fatal head injury, according to Jagged Globe and his family. He was one of at least 10 people killed on Everest and more than 1,300 people killed across Nepal in the quake. Fredinburg’s sister shared the news of his death on social media: This is Dans little sister Megan. I regret to inform all who loved…
  • Gunmen Kill Prominent Female Activist in Pakistan

    julieshapiro2015
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
    (KARACHI, Pakistan)—Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a prominent women’s rights activist in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the country’s restive Baluchistan region, home to a long-running insurgency, police said Saturday. While investigators declined to speculate on a motive for the killing of Sabeen Mahmud, friends and colleagues immediately described her death as a targeted assassination in Pakistan, a country with a nascent democracy where the military and intelligence services still hold tremendous sway. The gunmen shot both Mahmud and her mother, Mehnaz…
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Nepal earthquake: death toll exceeds 1,800 and terror reaches heights of Everest – rolling report

    Paul Farrell
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Rolling coverage of developments in Himalayan nation after 7.8 magnitude quake near KathmanduNepal quake kills more than 1,800 Deadly Everest avalanche triggered by earthquakeThe aftermath – in picturesAncient Dharhara tower collapses 1.48pm AEST A large number of the Nepalese community have been displaced as a result of the earthquake. Many were forced to sleep outside on Saturday, with building either reduced to rubble or simply too unstable to risk staying in. Aftershocks continued to reverberate throughout the night. 1.40pm AEST The quake triggered severe avalanches on Mount Everest…
  • Bali Nine: drug smugglers spend time with family as 72-hour clock ticks down

    Tracy McVeigh and agencies
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Families visit as Indonesian prosecutors insist there will be no reprieve for gang ringleaders Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew ChanMyuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are spending some of their final hours with family as the clock ticks down to their executions.The Bali Nine pair was told on Saturday they will be executed on Tuesday, a moment preserved by Sukumaran who signed one of three self-portraits “72 hours just started”. Related: Bali Nine: timeline of the convicted Australian drug smugglers' story Related: How Indonesia carries out the death penalty: rules of execution Continue…
  • Baltimore Freddie Gray protests turn violent as police and crowds clash

    Jon Swaine in Baltimore
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Arrests made outside Camden Yards baseball stadium on day of protestFreddie Gray, 25, died on 12 April after being taken into police custodyPolice backtrack over possible explanation for death Related: 'Freddie Gray was me': frustration with police simmers after death in Baltimore Protesters in Baltimore furious over the death of Freddie Gray were arrested on Saturday as clashes broke out with police in riot gear outside the Oriole Park baseball stadium.well, it appears things have reached a breaking point of sorts pic.twitter.com/NsgJsf0hoq#Baltimore. #FreddieGray pic.twitter.com/RTZ8ovltja…
  • Crisis, what crisis? Britain's richest double their wealth in 10 years

    Press Association
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:49 pm
    The 1,000 wealthiest people in the UK are now worth £547bn, not counting what’s in their bank accounts, according to the latest Sunday Times Rich ListThe collective wealth of Britain’s richest people has more than doubled in the last 10 years, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.This year’s list found the wealthiest 1,000 individuals and families now have a combined fortune of just over £547bn – or £547m each on average. Continue reading...
  • Migrant boat crisis: the story of the Greek hero on the beach

    Helena Smith in Athens
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:43 pm
    One compelling image has come to represent all the Greek people who treated desperate migrants like fellow human beingsIt was an image that came to symbolise desperation and valour: the desperation of those who will take on the sea – and the men who ferry human cargo across it – to flee the ills that cannot keep them in their own countries. And the valour of those on Europe’s southern shores who rush to save them when tragedy strikes.Last week on the island of Rhodes, war, repression, dictatorship in distant Eritrea were far from the mind of army sergeant Antonis Deligiorgis. The world…
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  • Nepal earthquake: Google executive Dan Fredinburg among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in the massive earthquake that struck Nepal. 
  • Mexico elections: The surreal list of candidates reads more like the line-up of a TV panel show - and the country's long-suffering voters are not amused

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    With a football legend, a famous clown, a former Big Brother contestant and several soap stars in the running, the list of candidates in Mexico’s forthcoming elections reads more like the line-up of a television panel show. But the emergence of these maverick contenders reflects a growing sense of disillusionment, which has been compounded by a high-profile movement to boycott the elections.
  • London Marathon 2015: The race where Mona Lisa goes neck-and-neck with a T.rex

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    For some, the idea of running 26 miles and 385 yards in the company of 37,000 or so fellow athletes isn’t quite challenging enough. For them, a marathon isn’t really a marathon unless they’re tied to another runner, for example, or dressed as a gorilla. This year’s London Marathon will see many running for charity, to earn a place in  the record books, or both. Indeed, the event has netted more than £700m since 1981. Here are five of this year’s extreme charity runners.
  • General Election 2015: Who will own the post-vote weekend?

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Charting a course through the hours and days after 7 May to try to predict the make-up of the next government based on numbers and hard political facts is a thankless task. But senior Labour figures are concerned that David Cameron will try to subvert all of this post-election maths by driving a combine harvester through the lot of it on 8 May.
  • Toppling despots is the easy bit, as the PM should know by now

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    If you are the leader of a Western country, with access to the  latest military hardware, it is not that difficult to oust a third-world dictator. I never doubted that British and United States forces could do it in Iraq in 2003, or that a Nato bombing campaign would quite quickly see off Colonel Gaddafi in 2011. The difficult bit comes afterwards, as I have been saying to absolutely no effect since some time in 2002.
 
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  • Is China-Pakistan ‘Silk Road’ a Game Changer?

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

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

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

    Saskia De Rothschild
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    From Harvard Business Review- Garry Kasparov was the world’s top chess player for 20 years. Trained in the Soviet system, he’s become a mentor to younger players, an ardent promoter of the sport and a vocal critic of corruption in both the World Chess Federation and the Russian government. Q: What can people in business learn from the best chess players? A: In chess, soccer, baseball, business, politics – God forbid, war – we make decisions. Some are good, some not so good. The way to improve is to look back and analyze them. Many people think that if something worked…
  • Private Cities, Open to All

    Saskia De Rothschild
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    From The New York Times- The world is building more cities, faster than ever before. China used more cement in the last three years than the United States used in the entire 20th century. By 2050, India will need new urban infrastructure to house an additional 404 million people – a task comparable to building every city in the United States in 35 years. The global urban population is expected to rise to well over six billion by 2050 from 3.9 billion today. The world needs more cities. The task, however, is not simply to build them but to design them for today and the future. A city is…
 
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  • Ex-NASA Engineer to Plant One Billion Trees a Year Using Drones

    Good News Network
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    A start-up plans to help solve the world’s climate problems by using drones to plant forests of seedlings. “We are going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation,” says Lauren Fletcher, the founder of BioCarbon Engineering. The environmental engineer who worked 20 years with NASA wants to use The post Ex-NASA Engineer to Plant One Billion Trees a Year Using Drones appeared first on Good News Network.
  • How 550 Volunteers Transformed a Filthy, Waste-filled Train Station in India

    Good News Network
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:09 am
    Gaurang Damani was so tired of the dirt and stench in a Mumbai train station that he regularly wrote letters to the Central Railway to complain. Finally, the company offered the option to Damani and his non-profit organization to adopt the station and clean it up themselves. The NGO, Karmayogi The post How 550 Volunteers Transformed a Filthy, Waste-filled Train Station in India appeared first on Good News Network.
  • Nurse Squeals With Surprise to Find Her Paralyzed Patient Walks (WATCH)

    McKinley Corbley
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    After eleven days of being inexplicably paralyzed from the waist down, a sudden recovery brought Bailey Murrill back on her feet again. The video below shows Bailey surprising her favorite nurse with the miracle. Bailey rolls down the hallway in a wheelchair toward the nurse, pretending still to be immobile. The The post Nurse Squeals With Surprise to Find Her Paralyzed Patient Walks (WATCH) appeared first on Good News Network.
  • NYC’s Korean Dry Cleaners Donate 2000 Unclaimed Items to Homeless

    Helaina Hovitz
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    A lot of fancy threads get left behind at the dry cleaners, but they were put to good use this week, after a group of Korean-American dry cleaners donated 2,000 pieces of unclaimed clothing to New York City’s most needy. 80 boxes of coats, suits, shirts and pants were collected The post NYC’s Korean Dry Cleaners Donate 2000 Unclaimed Items to Homeless appeared first on Good News Network.
  • Another Study Shows No Link Between Autism, MMR Vaccine

    Terry Turner
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    A study of 96,000 children shows that the chances of a child developing autism is the same whether they receive the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine or not. The study looked at insurance claims for children born between 2001 and 2007. It found 0.7% of unvaccinated children developed Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) The post Another Study Shows No Link Between Autism, MMR Vaccine appeared first on Good News Network.
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  • Cross-species animal fights explained by new research

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    Why do animals fight with members of other species? A nine-year study by UCLA biologists says the reason often has to do with "obtaining priority access to females" in the area.The scientists observed and analyzed the behavior of several species of Hetaerina damselflies, also known as rubyspot damselflies. For the study, published this month in the print edition of the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, researchers observed more than 100 damselflies a day in their natural habitat along rivers and streams in Texas, Arizona and Mexico.
  • Microbes have major effect on climate change

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:21 am
    Carbon, held in frozen permafrost soils for tens of thousands of years, is being released as Arctic regions of the Earth warm and is further fueling global climate change, according to a Florida State University researcher.
  • Cleaner buses could result in fewer school absences

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    The use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in the school buses 25 million children ride every day in the United States could result in 14 million fewer absences from school a year, based on a study by the University of Michigan and the University of Washington. In research believed to be the first to measure the individual impact on children of the federal mandate to reduce diesel emissions, researchers found improved health and less absenteeism, especially among asthmatic children.
  • What countries have the most endangered animals?

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    If you had to guess which countries are losing the greatest number of endangered mammals to extinction, which would you pick? Actually, you don’t have to guess. There’s a new map that will show you, in no uncertain terms, where in the world we’re losing animals the fastest. The top three “winners” of this unfortunate contest are Indonesia (184), Madagascar (114), Mexico (101), with India following close behind at 94.
  • Putting a value on our Oceans

    23 Apr 2015 | 4:56 am
    The ocean’s wealth rivals those of the world’s leading economies, but its resources are rapidly eroding, according to a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report. The analysis, Reviving the Ocean Economy: The Case for Action, conservatively estimates the value of key ocean assets to be at least $24 trillion. If compared to the world’s top 10 economies, the ocean would rank as the seventh largest, with an annual value of goods and services of $2.5 trillion.The report, produced in association with The Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland and The…
 
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  • Free Tesla? Elon Musk's Twitter Account Gets Hacked

    Jason Shubnell
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Yes, even one of the biggest CEOs in the world can have his Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) account hacked.
  • Did Apple Send Mixed Messages About Its Apple Watch Launch?

    Louis Bedigian
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    Some customers were confused about the availability of the Apple Watch this weekend.
  • FBR Sets $185 Target On Apple

    Wayne Duggan
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    Analysts at FBR Capital recently sparked a heated debate on Wall Street with its $1 trillion valuation of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Latest Ratings for AAPL DateFirmActionFromTo Apr 2015FBR CapitalInitiates Coverage onOutperform Apr 2015Maxim GroupInitiates Coverage onHold Apr 2015Raymond JamesDowngradesOutperformMarket Perform View More Analyst Ratings for AAPL View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Apple Earnings: Wall Street & Main Street Are Increasingly Bullish

    Javier Hasse
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:08 am
    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is scheduled to report its fiscal second quarter financial results on Monday, April 27 after the market closes. Latest Ratings for AAPL DateFirmActionFromTo Apr 2015FBR CapitalInitiates Coverage onOutperform Apr 2015Maxim GroupInitiates Coverage onHold Apr 2015Raymond JamesDowngradesOutperformMarket Perform View More Analyst Ratings for AAPL View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Analysts See China Swing Factoring In Apple's Q2

    John Seward
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) will post one more quarter of stellar smartphone growth Monday, but it could be downhill from there, an analyst said Friday. Latest Ratings for AAPL DateFirmActionFromTo Apr 2015FBR CapitalInitiates Coverage onOutperform Apr 2015Maxim GroupInitiates Coverage onHold Apr 2015Raymond JamesDowngradesOutperformMarket Perform View More Analyst Ratings for AAPL View the Latest Analyst Ratings
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  • Psalm 20:1

    Daily Blessing
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:40 pm
    May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble. May the name of the God of Jacob defend you. Psalm 20:1
  • Experts: Surgeon general 'propagandizing' children

    -NO AUTHOR-
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:10 pm
    By Paul Bremmer The surgeon general of the United States recently showed up on Sesame Street to try to convince kids to get vaccinated, and his spiel was pitched “at the appropriate intellectual level,” according to one prominent medical doctor. “It just puts the argument down on a juvenile plane and insults people’s intelligence,” said Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. “Because these little kids are not the people you need to be talking to. The people you need to be talking to are the parents who are…
  • Schlafly warns America 'may be at a breaking point already'

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    25 Apr 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Only eight short years from now, immigrants will make up a record-high 14.8 percent of the total U.S. population, and longtime conservative leader Phyllis Schlafly views the rising tide of newcomers as a purposeful attack on the country. By the nation’s own president. “It’s deliberate,” Schlafly told WND in an interview. “It’s not any accident. It’s because Obama and his friends are letting all these people in who don’t want to be Americans, who don’t want to speak English.” The Census Bureau projected last month that the U.S.
  • Abercrombie ditches shirtless models with new policies

    -NO AUTHOR-
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    (CNBC) Say goodbye to the scantily clad “models” and suggestive marketing that have become synonymous with Abercrombie & Fitch. On Thursday, the company sent out a memo to regional and district managers regarding store policy changes at its namesake and Hollister stores. The moves include no longer hiring store associates based on body type or physical attractiveness, and changing store associate titles from “model” to “brand representative.”
  • Bill ending 'beliefs' vaccination exemption advances

    -NO AUTHOR-
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:59 pm
    (Reuters) California’s senate education committee approved a bill making it mandatory for children to be vaccinated before starting school despite opposition from “ant-vaxxer” parents who have packed public hearings and flooded lawmakers with calls. The bill, which has already passed the senate health committee, has several more hurdles to clear before becoming law. It next goes to the senate judiciary committee, before going to the state senate, and finally the assembly.
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  • Yemen: Relentless airstrikes that have left hundreds of civilians dead must be investigated

    Anu Ghate
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:28 am
    The killing of hundreds of civilians, including scores of children, and the injury of thousands during the relentless Saudi Arabian-led campaign of airstrikes across Yemen must be urgently investigated, said Amnesty International, one month after the strikes began. April 24, 2015 AIUSA The killing of hundreds of civilians, including scores of children, and the injury of thousands during the relentless Saudi Arabian-led campaign of airstrikes across Yemen must be urgently investigated, said Amnesty International, one month after the strikes began. “The month-long campaign of air strikes…
  • Hundreds of Thousands Join the Struggle to End El Salvador's Shameful and Discriminatory Abortion Ban

    Anu Ghate
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:27 pm
    Hundreds of thousands of people have joined together to call on El Salvador to scrap its shameful and discriminatory abortion ban which has resulted in women and girls dying unnecessarily and dozens being imprisoned for pregnancy-related complications, some for up to 40 years, said Amnesty International. April 22, 2015 AIUSA Hundreds of thousands of people have joined together to call on El Salvador to scrap its shameful and discriminatory abortion ban which has resulted in women and girls dying unnecessarily and dozens being imprisoned for pregnancy-related complications, some for up to 40…
  • Mediterranean crisis: Rising death toll prompts Europe to act

    Anu Ghate
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    The death of upwards of 1,000 refugees and migrants this week alone in the Mediterranean has prompted the European Commission and European foreign and interior ministers to finally acknowledge the need to urgently address search and rescue failures, said Amnesty International today following an announcement at an urgently convened meeting in Luxembourg. April 21, 2015 Amnesty International members place symbolical tombstones in The Hague to represent death toll of refugees and migrants AIUSA The death of upwards of 1,000 refugees and migrants this week alone in the Mediterranean has prompted…
  • President Barack Obama Must Urge Abu Dhabi Crown Prince to Make Significant Human Rights Reforms

    Anu Ghate
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    Amnesty International letter to US president Barack Obama urges him to speak up for significant human rights reforms in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during his meeting at the White House with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. April 20, 2015 AIUSA Amnesty International letter to US president Barack Obama urges him to speak up for significant human rights reforms in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during his meeting at the White House with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Deputy…
  • At Summit of the Americas President Obama Should Call to End Statelessness Crisis in the Dominican Republic

    Anu Ghate
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    As President Obama travels to meet heads of states in Panama for the Summit of the Americas to discuss “Prosperity with Equity” for the Americas, Members of the US House of Representatives urge the USA President to call on President Medina of the Dominican Republic to restore nationality to all Dominicans of Haitian descent born in Dominican territory. April 9, 2015 AIUSA As President Obama travels to meet heads of states in Panama for the Summit of the Americas to discuss “Prosperity with Equity” for the Americas, Members of the US House of Representatives urge the USA…
 
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    Fast Company

  • Hunks Need Not Apply: Abercrombie Loosens Its Hotties-Only Hiring Practices

    John Paul Titlow
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    You no longer have to show your abs to work at Abercrombie or Hollister.For years, working at Abercrombie & Fitch had one particularly stringent requirement: You had to be totally hot. Today, the youth-obsessed apparel retailer announced that this policy is changing.Read Full Story
  • Google Didn't Kill Glass, It's Just Making It Sexier

    John Paul Titlow
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Google is partnering with the eyewear giant behind Ray-Ban to build its next face computer.For all the Jetsonian innovation packed into Google Glass, the product just couldn't live down its most glaring flaw: the dork factor. For regular people, the mere idea of a face computer is a creepy nonstarter. To Google, it's concluded Glass's stigma is just a fashion problem.Read Full Story
  • Kleiner Perkins Wants Ellen Pao To Pay $1 Million For Losing Her Gender Discrimination Case

    Lydia Dishman
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    The VC firm suffered a major PR blow from the high-profile case, but making Pao pay them back for legal costs isn't likely to help their image.It's been nearly a month since a jury decided that Silicon Valley's prominent VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers didn't discriminate against its former employee Ellen Pao based on her gender. Now that they've won, the firm is asking for more.Read Full Story
  • Scheduling App Doodle Tries To Redesign Itself For An American Audience

    David Lumb
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    A popular Swiss app is ditching its utilitarian design for a sleeker look.Nobody has truly made a huge business out of online scheduling—yet. But Swiss scheduling app Doodle, which launched in 2007, currently has 18 million users in Europe, and 7 million in America. The app was acquired in 2013 by Swedish media giant Tamedia, and Doodle's new CEO Michael Brecht has been charged with expanding into brand-new markets. He especially wants to grab the 312 million Americans who aren't using Doodle yet, and convince them to give it a whirl.Read Full Story
  • Take The Fast Company News Quiz

    Rose Pastore
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:58 am
    What happened this week? Here's our quiz for April 24, 2015.What happened this week? Research says that one of the best ways to solidify new information is to be tested on it. Here's a chance to bolster your knowledge of current events—and earn a special emoji badge. Read Full Story
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  • Devastating Earthquake Hits Nepal, Kills More Than 1,000

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Kunda Dixit, a Nepali Times editor, about today's deadly quake. It caused an Everest avalanche and destroyed ancient monuments in and around the capital, Kathmandu.» E-Mail This
  • After Baltimore March, Clashes Between Protesters, Police

    Scott Neuman
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    People gathered in the city's streets in support of Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining a fatal spinal cord injury during or after his arrest. Later, protests took a violent turn at Camden Yards.» E-Mail This
  • Indonesia Sets Executions For 3 'Bali Nine' Drug-Smugglers

    Scott Neuman
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    At least three members of the trafficking ring — two Australians seen as ringleaders and a Filipina maid who acted as a "mule" — have been informed that their execution by firing squad is imminent.» E-Mail This
  • On Everest, Quake-Triggered Avalanche Leaves Death, Chaos

    Scott Neuman
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    Early reports are that at least eight climbers and/or their Sherpa porters have been killed at Everest Base Camp. Others are trapped higher up on the world's tallest peak.» E-Mail This
  • As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

    Christina Farr
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:41 am
    The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.» E-Mail This
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  • UN preparing to mount major relief effort in Nepal

    stephanie.coutrix
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:51 pm
    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April, 2015. Photo: UNDP/Nepal A major relief effort in Nepal is being prepared by the United Nations, as reports of the devastation caused by an earthquake that struck the Kathmandu Valley are still incoming. The UN says hospitals area overcrowded and running short of emergency supplies. In a statement on Saturday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said thoughts are with the people of Nepal and neighbouring countries. Stephanie Coutrix reports. At 11:56 local time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the South Asian country, with epicenter in…
  • New UN Special Envoy appointed for Yemen

    stephanie.coutrix
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    New UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. Photo: UNMEER/Simon Ruf A new Special Envoy for Yemen has been appointed by the UN Secretary-General to help find a political solution to the crisis. Fighting between government forces and Houthi rebels, as well as airstrikes launched by a coalition in support of the government, have impacted the entire country. Stephanie Coutrix reports. UN chief Ban Ki-moon announced on Saturday that Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed will succeed Jamal Benomar as his Special Envoy for Yemen. In this role, Mr Ould Cheikh Ahmed will work closely with members…
  • Weather information crucial for farmers in South Sudan

    Sandra Guy
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Margerita, a South Sudanese farmer, sows the seeds for her maize crop for next year. Photo: FAO/Jean Di Marino More than 90 per cent of agricultural and livestock production in South Sudan depends on rainfall, according to the UN. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is working to improve farmers' access to meteorological information to help them plan when to plant and when to harvest. FAO also says that early warning on climactic hazards is key to equipping farming communities and policy makers with the knowledge they need to improve production and food security programmes across…
  • Music industry composes itself for digital challenges to come

    producerunog
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Get Up, Stand Up. For Music. Promotional Image: WIPO The digital revolution has created big challenges for the music industry which must adapt if it is to have a future, the UN has said. The warning from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) came at a round-table event featuring leading musicians, industry chiefs and consumer organisations at the agency's Geneva headquarters. WIPO spokesperson Catherine Jewell described the issues at stake to Daniel Johnson as the organisation prepares to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day on Sunday 26 April. Duration: 3’45″…
  • News in Brief 24 April 2015 (PM)

    Sandra Guy
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Children surrender their weapons during a ceremony formalizing their release from the SSDA Cobra Faction armed group, in Pibor, South Sudan (February 2015). Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-0201/Rich Final release of children from the Cobra Faction in South Sudan More than 280 children in South Sudan have been freed in the final release of children from the Cobra Faction armed group, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). This is the last of a series of releases that have taken place since January following a peace agreement between the faction and the Government of South Sudan. Prior to each…
 
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  • Ellen McCarthy

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Ellen McCarthy It seemed like a turn of events that would only befall Bridget Jones or dominate a brunch sequence in a Sex and the City episode, but for reporter Ellen McCarthy, it was an ironic reality: on the same day The Washington Post hired her as the full-time weddings reporter, she and her longtime boyfriend broke up. And she was thirty at the time. In the years that followed, Ellen has covered more than 200 walks down the aisle. She has also talked to the pros, picking the brains of the matchmakers, sex therapists, psychologists, neurologists and philosophers who spend their days…
  • Gender and Poverty in the Face of Climate Change

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:52 am
    Gender and Poverty in the Face of Climate Change Topic: Ideas for solutions to inequities found in the quality of life for women and children and as a result of location and/or poverty Panelists:MODERATOR: Tara Sonenshine, Planet ForwardAviram Rozin, Sadhana ForestRam Fishman, GWImani M. Cheers, Assistant Professor of Media and Public Affairs, GWUEva Moss, Student, Sewanee: The University of the South Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:10:00 -0700 Location: Washington, D.C., Jack Morton Auditorium, GW Planet Forward Program and discussion:…
  • Fiscal Fight: How Sequestration Impacts the Economy

    23 Apr 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Fiscal Fight: How Sequestration Impacts the Economy The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the PresidentThe Honorable Jason Furman, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, Executive Office of the PresidentModerated by: Derek Thompson, Senior Editor, The Atlantic Break: 11:00 - 11:15 am EDT Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:20:00 -0700 Location: Washington, D.C., Capital Hilton, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/04/23/fiscal_fight_how_sequestration_impacts_the_economy
  • Reviewing the American Dream: Debt and the Housing Market

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Reviewing the American Dream: Debt and the Housing Market Stan Humphries, Chief Economist, ZillowSusan Lund, Partner, McKinsey Global InstituteSarah Rosen Wartell, President, Urban InstituteModerated by: Nancy Cook, Economic & Domestic Policy Correspondent, National Journal Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:55:00 -0700 Location: Washington, D.C., Capital Hilton, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/04/23/reviewing_the_american_dream_private_sector_debt_the_us_housing_market
  • Secular Stagnation and Moving Beyond the Recovery

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:46 pm
    Secular Stagnation and Moving Beyond the Recovery The Honorable Lawrence H. Summers, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of the TreasuryInterviewed by: David Leonhardt, Managing Editor, The Upshot, New York Times Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:05:00 -0700 Location: Washington, D.C., Capital Hilton, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/04/23/secular_stagnation_and_moving_beyond_the_recovery
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  • 7.8 magnitude earthquake kills at least 1,400 in Nepal

    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, leveling historic structures, causing widespread damage, and killing at least 1,457. The quake struck around noon about 50 miles from the capital, Kathmandu. The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers pick through the rubble in search of survivors. "We never imagined that we would face such devastation," Minister of Information and Communications Minendra Rijal said. The quake also triggered a fatal avalanche on Mount Everest that killed at least a dozen climbers while injuring or trapping several more. From Romanian climber Alex…
  • NBC finds more Brian Williams embellishments

    25 Apr 2015 | 11:24 am
    An internal review of NBC anchorman Brian Williams' reporting has found several more alleged exaggerations, according to multiple reports. The New York Times on Friday reported NBC found a half-dozen such instances; CNN and The Washington Post later upped the tally to 10 and 11, respectively. In February, NBC suspended Williams as it launched an investigation following his apology for embellishing details of his wartime reporting from Iraq. When completed, the investigation is expected to form the basis of NBC's decision to keep or cut ties with Williams.
  • House hunting: 6 homes in the Cincinnati area

    25 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Hyde Park. This six-bedroom English Tudor was built in 1922. Features include 9-foot ceilings, crown molding, French doors, and a living room with ornate wooden details. The 0.78-acre property has a covered patio and a stone balustrade, and is near a golf course. $2,200,000. Perrin March, Coldwell Banker West Shell, (513) 321-9944. Amberley. Set on a 2.4-acre lot, this six-bedroom house has hosted heads of state. Built in 1936, the home includes a kitchen custom-fabricated in England, a wood-paneled den with a fireplace, and a screened-in porch. The property features a 16-car garage and a…
  • Watch Bill Nye and Obama mock climate change deniers for 'stiff-arming what we know are facts'

    25 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    President Obama and Bill Nye sat down Friday for an Earth Day chat in the Everglades where they discussed America's lagging interest in, and understanding of, science. After discussing ways to get American kids excited about science again, the conversation turned to Washington's inability to reach a consensus on climate change. And on that front, Obama lamented the way some lawmakers are "being part of the climate-denier clubs and basically stiff-arming what we know are facts — and not rebutting them with other facts, but rebutting them with anecdote or just being dismissive." '"Oh, I'm…
  • Terrifying video captures moment Nepal earthquake struck

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal on Saturday, causing substantial damage and killing at least 1,000 people, according to government estimates. Via the BBC, here's some footage of the quake and the immediate aftermath. —Jon Terbush
 
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    More Intelligent Life

  • THE TRIAL THAT GRIPPED AUSTRALIA

    Anonymous
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:08 am
    Six Good Books: Maggie Fergusson picks a profound courtroom drama, a trove of language and a poetic pilot From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2015

 REPORTAGE This House of Grief by Helen Garner, Text, trade paperback, out now. On Father’s Day 2005, Robert Farquharson was driving his small sons home to his ex-wife when he veered off the Princes Highway near Geelong and plunged into a dam. He managed to swim to the surface; the three boys drowned. His trial gripped Australia. Had Farquharson been overcome by a paroxysm of coughing, and lost control? Or was he possessed of a “dark…
  • FIVE DAYS THAT WERE A BLUR

    Anonymous
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:48 am
    Short Read: the Britpop band Blur are back with an unplanned albumtheir first as a quartet since the 1990s. Hazel Sheffield enters the fever dream From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2015 What does it take to get a great band back in the studio after a long gap? A cancelled gig in Hong Kong. With five days to kill, Blur crammed into a sweaty studio and started making an album as a quartet for the first time since the 1990s. “It felt like the best thing we had ever done,” said Alex James, the bass player and cheesemaker. “Then nothing happened for 18 months. I thought, oh no, here…
  • I KILLED THE MOVIES

    Anonymous
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:10 am
    At the Cinema: today, the movie business is the superhero business. Tom Shone blames the kids of the Seventies, like him From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2015 HAVE WE REACHED peak superhero yet? Statisticians have been working on the problem for several years, although the question presupposes that superheroes are a finite resource, like coal or gold. Recent evidence suggests powers of reproduction and multiplication, like Tribbles or cancer cells. “All we get are superheroes,” sang Jack Black at the Oscars, where the laurels went to “Birdman”, Alejandro González…
  • PERFECT PASTRIES IN NAPLES

    Anonymous
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    Lipsmacking: the recipe for sfogliatelle at Attanasio hasn't changed for 90 years. Isabel Best gets stuck in From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2015 To find Attanasio, you must negotiate your way past the African vendors, wheelie-bag tourists and seemingly interminable building works that surround Naples’ railway station. By the time you reach this unassuming side-street bakery, you’ll have worked up an appetite for its sfogliatelle, succulent, ricotta-filled pastries that locals swear are the best in town. There are two kinds: the riccia, resembling a Venus clam, and the more…
  • MISSING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

    Anonymous
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:56 am
    Every month, hundreds in north Africa and the Middle East leave by boat to seek new lives in Europe. But many vanish without trace. Caroline Moorehead meets the mothers of the disappeared From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2014 On good days, Wertane thinks that her husband, Nabil, is still alive, that her mobile will ring and he will tell her he has found work in Italy, or France, that he will soon be home with money to buy them a house. But now that three years have passed since Nabil paid a trafficker to take him on a boat from Sfax in Tuni­sia to Italy, she is less sure. Three years…
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    Face the Nation on the Radio

  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

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

    CBS Radio News
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) says the fact that the Clinton Foundation took money from Saudi Arabia undercuts Hillary Clinton's claims that she's for women's rights; Secretary of State John Kerry says the State Department will continue to review Clinton's emails for a few more months; And Bob Schieffer, who will retire this summer, announces who will man the chair he held for more than twenty years as host of "Face the Nation."
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    5 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz joins Republian South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and former Senator Rick Santorum to discuss the negotiated framework for Iran's nuclear program. Sarah Warbelow of the Human Rights Campaign contributes to the ongoing debate over Indiana's controversial religious freedom law. The panel discussion includes CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan, Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic, David Ignatius and Ruth Marcus with the Washington Post and David Sanger at the New York Times.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. says the Obama administration should not rush into a nuclear accord with Iran; Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Adel al-Jubeir says the military intervention in Yemen is meant to protect the legitimately elected government there; As the Edward M. Kennedy Center for the United States Senate opens Senators John McCain, R-Arizona, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland, former Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut, and former Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine join the show to talk about Ted Kennedy?s legacy.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) says he's concerned that the Obama administration might be giving away too many concessions to Iran during nuclear negotiations; Recently retired NFL rookie Chris Borland weighs in on the safety of football; House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) says the Obama administration has misinterpreted events in the Arab world, leading to a dangerous foreign policy.
 
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    KSMU Radio

  • Devastating Earthquake Hits Nepal, Kills More Than 1,000

    editor
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
  • Solving Crimes With Pollen, One Grain Of Evidence At A Time

    NPR Staff
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Some murder cases are harder to solve than others. The investigation into the killing of Mellory Manning — a 27-year-old woman who was assaulted and murdered in 2008 while working as a prostitute in Christchurch, New Zealand — confounded police.They conducted an investigation and interviewed hundreds of people, but months later, they still had no solid leads.To crack the case, the police required the expertise of an unusual specialist. Dallas Mildenhall, a white-haired scientist in his 70s, is a forensic palynologist – a pollen and spores expert who helps solve crimes.
  • Turkey's Armenian Artists Honor Their Community's Past

    Peter Kenyon
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
  • Beauty Pill's 'Steven and Tiwonge' Is And Isn't A Protest Song

    editor
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    On Sunday's All Things Considered, you'll hear Beauty Pill's amazing story of how close Chad Clark came to dying before a single note of Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are could be recorded. Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
  • After Baltimore March, Clashes Between Protesters, Police

    Scott Neuman
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:17 am
    Updated at 7:40 p.m.Protesters who have turned out in the streets of Baltimore for several days to express anger over the police custody death of Freddie Gray have gathered in their largest demonstration to date Saturday afternoon.Organizers and supporters, who vowed to "shut down" the city, were using social media to share video of crowds gathering to protest the April 12 death of Gray, who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury while in custody.Thousands gathered in the city's streets, reports The Associated Press.
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    PCWorld

  • Google removes Nexus 7 from its store, but the Nexus 9 lives on

    25 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    If you were looking to buy a Nexus 7, you’re out of luck as Google’s 7-inch tablet is no longer available for purchase from Google’s online store. If you visit the Nexus 7 page on the Google Store, you’ll be presented with a message stating that “the Nexus 7 is no longer available for purchase.” It’s unclear as of this writing whether Google has discontinued the Nexus 7 outright, or whether it’s merely out of stock or is planning to release a refreshed version. At the time of its release in 2013, we praised the current Nexus 7 as “the best 7-inch tablet that money can…
  • Internet steady in Nepal after earthquake but last-mile connectivity an issue

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Internet is playing an important role in communications in Nepal after a devastating earthquake, as phone links were choked by the large number of people trying to connect.Internet service was disrupted after the earthquake hit near the capital city of Kathmandu on Saturday and cloud services provider Akamai said its traffic to the country saw a steep decline just after 6:00 UTC.Nepal Telecom survived the earthquake while smaller Internet service providers experienced outages, Internet performance monitoring company Dyn said. It had earlier reported that the earthquake had rattled the…
  • Developer coaxes Amazon Echo's Alexa into talking with Nest and Wink

    25 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Ever since Amazon announced the release of an SDK (software development kit) for its Echo interactive speaker early last month, we’ve been salivating at the prospect of using Alexa (Echo’s built-in virtual assistant) as a smart-home factotum. It appears some of the developers with access to the SDK are thinking along the same lines. One such developer is Holland, Massachusetts-based web engineer Jeffrey Bachand, who has come forward with a video of him using Echo to control his Nest Learning Thermostat and Wink smart-home hub. In the 71-second YouTube video, first reported on by Engadget,…
  • Debian 8.0 'Jessie' is out and even Microsoft is celebrating

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    The wait is over. Debian 8.0—“Jessie”—will be released on April 25, after a nearly two-year development cycle for the next release of this long-standing Linux distribution.Microsoft is even throwing Debian a birthday party, complete with cake. Sure, it’s basically just an advertisement for Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing platform, but it’s still amusing.Software, security, and desktop updates As usual—with every Linux distribution, really—the biggest changes you’ll notice are package updates.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Starbucks hit by major computer failure

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Starbucks suffered what appears to be a major computer system failure late Friday.Stores in Boston, New York, San Diego and other cities appeared to be affected, judging from hundreds of customer and employee posts on Twitter. Some stores are giving away drinks, are only accepting cash, or have closed, according to the messages.In San Francisco, an employee at one store said they were giving away free drinks, though he did not offer many other details. He said he was not sure when service would be restored.Starbucks did not immediately respond to telephone calls and emails requesting…
 
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    theGrio

  • Michelle Obama: Tech industry to train, hire 90K military vets

    Darlene Superville, Associated Press
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Michelle Obama announced Thursday that the technology industry has promised to hire and train 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years — the latest private-sector commitment to her campaign to help veterans. Microsoft Corp., Cisco and Oracle are among firms making the commitment, she said. The first lady also said the private sector had far exceeded a challenge President Barack Obama issued in August 2011 to hire 100,000 veterans and military spouses by 2013. Mrs. Obama said more than 850,000 veterans and military spouses had been hired by U.S.
  • Freddie Gray is not alone: 1997 case raised same issue with Baltimore Police

    Shane Dixon Kavanaugh for Vocativ
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:58 am
    Like Freddie Gray, Jeffrey Adrian Alston ended up with a broken neck after being stopped by Baltimore Police. Shannise Boyd felt a shiver the moment she saw Freddie Gray’s picture on the news last week. Tubes and wires protruded from Gray’s 25-year-old body as he clung to life in a Baltimore hospital bed. Days before, he suffered a severed spinal cord while in police custody, an incident that remains under investigation. He died on Sunday, April 19. For Boyd, the scene and circumstances surrounding Gray’s injury were strikingly familiar. Nearly 20 years before, Jeffrey Adrian…
  • Swedish police on vacation break up fight on New York subway

    Associated Press
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:17 am
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton is thanking four Swedish law enforcement officers who broke up a fight on the subway. Erik Naslund, Samuel Kvarzell, Markus Asberg and Eric Jansberger were headed to see a Broadway performance of “Les Miserables” on Wednesday when a brawl broke out between two men on a crowded train. Police say the four held one of the brawlers until New York Police Department officers responded and took himto a hospital. Watch how the Swedish police officers handled the subway fight below: The Swedish officers went on their way.
  • Russell Wilson’s date to the White House Correspondent’s Dinner is not Ciara

    theGrio
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    The rumor was fun while it lasted. SuperBowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson was supposed to be bringing singer Ciara to Saturday night’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner. But the quarterback is taking his grandmother instead. Wilson posted a video on Facebook of himself and his grandmother  dancing with the caption: “Can’t wait to dance with my beautiful date at the WHCD this weekend! #shesgotmoves #loveugrandma.” The video appears to be from last year, around Christmas time.   A representative for the 29-year-old singer, who was recently spotted…
  • Ava Duvernay gets her own Barbie

    theGrio
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:50 am
    Barbie has announced a new campaign that seeks to honor today’s influential women. Mattel, the company which manufactures the famous toy dolls, identified 6 “Sheroes” to receive their own “one-of-a-kind doll.” Oscar-nominated director Ava Duvernay was among the honorees. “Barbie has always represented that girls have choices, and this Spring we are proud to honor six Sheroes who through their trade and philanthropic efforts are an inspiration to girls,” said Evelyn Mazzocco, the Senior Vice President Global Brands Creative for Barbie Media.
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Gun Rights Infighting

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

    15 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Arming Teachers PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 KEYWORDS: arms, guns, concealed, carry, guns, classroom, teachers, school, colorado, legislature, shooting, columbine, neville Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Pay Equality

    8 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Pay Equality PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 08 Apr 2015 KEYWORDS: gender, pay, equality, currency, woman, female, wage, earner, disparity Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Mideast Madness

    1 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Mideast Madness PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 01 Apr 2015 KEYWORDS: mideast, madness, obama, foreign, policy, isis, syria, iraq, iran, yemen, israel, gaza, west, bank, terror, sunni, shiite, arab, spring Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Offensive Team Names

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Offensive Team Names PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 KEYWORDS: offensive, team, mascot, name, ethnic, indian, political, correctness, protest Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Wildfire Today

  • Ninth grader invents a wildfire warning system

    Bill Gabbert
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:49 am
    The video shows Sahar Khashayar demonstrating a wildfire detector on the Tonight Show. If you want, you can begin viewing at 1:38, because Jimmy Fallon spends most of that early time babbling. The Orange County Register interviewed Ms. Khashayar after she became a finalist for the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS competition. Here is an excerpt from the interview: “Q. Tell me about your wildfire early warning system – how does it work? A. Basically what I did was I wanted to create something that 1) was cheaper than most fire detecting systems, 2) could detect multiple types of fires and not…
  • Minnesota DNR slash pile escapes after nearly 5 months, starts large fire

    Bill Gabbert
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:23 am
    A slash pile ignited by employees of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in November continued to burn over the winter and started what became last week’s 4,500-acre Palsburg Fire nearly five months later. The slash piles were left after a logging operation on state forest lands. Below is an excerpt from an article in the Duluth News Tribune: [Forestry Division Director Forrest] Boe said DNR Forestry personnel ignited the slash pile that started last week’s blaze Nov. 25. Foresters checked the pile again in December and found embers but determined they didn’t pose…
  • A UTV burned in the escaped prescribed fire in Wind Cave National Park

    Bill Gabbert
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:04 pm
    A 72-hour report on the Cold Brook escaped prescribed fire disclosed that a Utility-Terrain-Vehicle tipped over and was immediately overrun by the wildfire. The report is dated April 23, 2015, ten days after the April 13 escape. We are not aware of a 24-hour report that is often released within a day or two after an incident. Below is the Narrative from the report: On Monday, April 13, 2015 the Cold Brook Prescribed Fire at Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, escaped prescription and was declared a wildfire. During the wildfire suppression actions, a Utility-Terrain-Vehicle (UTV) with an…
  • Ireland: wildfire at Kilworth Army Barracks

    Bill Gabbert
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:34 am
    This video of a wildfire at Kilworth Army Barracks training grounds in Ireland was shot from a drone. Ireland has had a rash of wildfires recently. Smoke plume from #Wildfire near @Ballinskellig, West Kerry, now extending 50 miles out to sea @KerryFireRescue pic.twitter.com/vGDydk5HUC — Thomas Smith (@DrTELS) April 23, 2015
  • Western Governors applaud Interior for seeking state input on rangeland fire

    Bill Gabbert
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Western Governors have expressed their appreciation to the U.S. Department of the Interior for seeking state input regarding policies and strategies to prevent and manage rangeland fire, as well as restore rangeland after fires. The governors’ outreach also included comments on Secretarial Order 3336: A Set of Longer Term Actions and Activities, Draft Final Report. The comments were included in a letter sent to Interior Secretary Sally Jewellsigned by WGA Chairman and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. Highlights of the comments included: Improving Cooperation and Coordination: Western…
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • American Terrorist

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

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    No one who has seen this documentary can ever forget it . One critic said it has the power "to shake the soul."
  • The Fight for Yemen

    6 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    With Yemen in chaos, a gripping report from the heart of the escalating conflict.
  • The Vaccine War

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Examining the raging debate: risks v. benefits and parents' right to make choices about their child v. the needs of a community.
  • Being Mortal

    9 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Renowned writer and surgeon Atul Gawande explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life.
 
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • Baylor Scott & White Health Service Company Opens Headquarters

    Scott Clark
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:45 pm
    TEMPLE, Texas – Baylor Scott & White Health today opened new offices for the headquarters of Baylor Scott & White Health Service Company in Temple. Located adjacent to the historic Scott & White Clinic, Baylor Scott & White Health Service Company’s offices feature collaboration-friendly spaces that reflect the organization’s emphasis on innovation in bringing health care services […] The post Baylor Scott & White Health Service Company Opens Headquarters appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White Memorial Transplant Team Completes Four-Patient Kidney Exchange

    Deontrea Jones
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Two incompatible pairs swapped kidneys during procedure at the hospital. Four patients are recovering after the transplant team at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple completed a 14-hour, two-way kidney exchange surgery. This was the first time that such a procedure – known as a paired donation – was performed at Scott & White […] The post Scott & White Memorial Transplant Team Completes Four-Patient Kidney Exchange appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Memorial Hospital Receives Elite Award for Stroke Care

    Deontrea Jones
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite Quality Achievement Award during the association’s International Stroke Conference 2015. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success to ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate […] The post Memorial Hospital Receives Elite Award for Stroke Care appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • McLane Children’s Joins Local Officials to Discuss Impacts of Child Abuse

    Deontrea Jones
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Community encouraged to play an active role in protecting our children Child abuse continues to have a major impact in Central Texas and the U.S. Today, doctors and local officials gathered on the front lawn of McLane Children’s Hospital to honor children who were victims of child abuse and to encourage the community to play […] The post McLane Children’s Joins Local Officials to Discuss Impacts of Child Abuse appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
 
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • How Much Do Musicians Earn Online – 2015 Remix

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

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

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

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

    david
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:17 am
    At this time of giving and reflection, we wondered what might influence the choice of causes we support. Here, using celebrities as a proxy, we explore the potential effect of gender on charitable donations. Data: looktothestars.org Part of the Knowledge is Beautiful project Find out more.
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    IndiaVision News and Information

  • Giriraj Singh apologises to Sonia and even trends on Twitter, but Cong adjourns session anyway

    Gautam
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:23 am
    Union minister Giriraj Singh was forced to apologise in the Lok Sabha today, as protesting Congress MPs refused to allow the house function over a comment he made about Sonia Gandhi. “I never meant to offend, if my comments hurt anyone’s sentiments, I regret it,” Giriraj Singh said. The opposition had earlier demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologise for Singh’s comment and had demanded that the minister resign, forcing an adjournment in the Lok Sabha soon after the budget session resumed.The comment in question was, “If Rajiv had married a Nigerian woman,…
  • Virat Kohli needs to learn from MS Dhoni, feels Steve Waugh

    Gautam
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:08 am
    Shanghai: Australia‘s World Cup winning captain Steve Waugh feels Indian star Virat Kohli should learn from Mahendra Singh Dhoni to keep his emotions in check and mature as a captain. Kohli took over the reigns of Test captaincy from Dhoni, who announced his shock retirement from the longest format post the third Test against Australia in December. The Kohli-led India were just able to draw the fourth and final match but lost the series 0-2. Waugh opines that the young leader has a lot to learn. “Kohli has to mature. He had a few issues this World Cup. He gets a bit too animated, bit too…
  • ICICI Bank, Axis Bank gain after reducing loan rates

    Gautam
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:02 am
    ICICI Bank and Axis Bank (Q,N,C,F)* witnessed a rise in share price on Wednesday after reduction of home loan rates. ICICI Bank’s shares gained Rs 4.55, or 1.44%, to trade at Rs 321.45. The total volume of shares traded was 276,706 at the BSE (11.29 a.m., Wednesday). Shares of Axis Bank moved up Rs 1.7, or 0.3%, to trade at Rs 568.25. The total volume of shares traded was 190,840 at the BSE (11.29 a.m., Wednesday). On Tuesday, ICICI Bank (Q,N,C,F)* announced reduction of home loan rates by 25 basis points for all existing and new customers. With this announcement, women as well as…
  • Black money holders will be dealt with strongly; economy to grow at 8%: FM Jaitley

    Gautam
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley feels that it is a golden opportunity for India to tap its potential and register good economic growth since the rest of the world is growing at a slower pace. In an exclusive interview with Zee Business Editor Amish Devgan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks candidly about GST, company regulations, black money and land bill. Excerpts… How has the first year of Modi government been? When we formed the government, our country stood nowhere in the eyes of both local and international investors. It had completely fallen off the radar. Our first challenge was…
  • Samajwadi Janata Party formed to take on Narendra Modi’s BJP

    Gautam
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:59 am
    The six parties that till now comprised the ‘Janata Parivar’ on Wednesday agreed to unify and create a new political front which will be called the ‘Samajwadi Janata Party’. Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), Lalu Prasad’s Rashtriya Janata Dal, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party, Om Prakash Chautala’s Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), and H.D. Deve Gowda’s Janata Dal (Secular) will come under the umbrella of the Samajwadi Janata Party. Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav will be the new…
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • There are now four operatives whose behavior smacks of political cannibalism – Mr. Moss, Mr Rollins, Mr. Wells and now Mr. Major!

    media
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:51 pm
    House Speaker Must be STOPPED BY ALL MEANS NECESSARY as he fails to UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION AND DEFEND THE COURSE OF FAIRNESS OR NATURAL JUSTICE!!!! By Jerry Roker for Bahamas Press Nassau, Bahamas — When I was a your lad growing up, we were not allowed to play with cards. It wasn’t until I was a teenager that I risked the wrath of my family members by indulging in friendly games of “nucks.” While doing so, I was always fascinated by the fact that there were only four jokers in the deck and instead of playing with them, we always took them out. The reason why they were…
  • Cultural Warrior Honoured at St. John’s

    media
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    St. John’s College Alumnus Raphael Munnings NASSAU, The Bahamas – St. John’s College Alumnus Raphael Munnings, leader of the famous ‘Beginning of the End’ band of “Funky Nassau” fame was honoured at a Special Assembly at the school on Thursday morning. Students from primary through secondary school levels learned of his achievements as an international entertainer – his band “Beginning of the End” was named one of the ‘41 Bahamian Cultural Warriors’ acclaimed during the Bahamas 41st Independence Anniversary Celebrations in 2014.   The band’s hit song “Funky…
  • COB Professors to Share Expertise in PBS Linguistic Documentary

    media
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:29 am
    Walt Wolfram, a professor at North Carolina State University, interviewing Assistant Professor at The College of The Bahamas Dr. Chanti Seymour for a PBS documentary. Nassau, Bahamas – Two College of The Bahamas English professors will be among the linguistic experts featured in a special Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary entitled “Talking Black In America” that explores the evolution of African American speech and factors that have influenced it. Walt Wolfram, a professor at North Carolina State University, recently interviewed Assistant Professor Dr. Chanti Seymour and…
  • Attorney General Maynard-Gibson Urges Female Students to Get into the ICT Field

    media
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    Students from schools throughout New Providence attend the International Girls in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Day Forum and Mini-Fair at the British Colonial Hilton, Thursday, April 23. (BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.) Attorney General Allyson Maynard Gibson By Llonella Gilbert Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, Bahamas — Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson, QC, encouraged female students attending the International Girls in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Day Forum and Mini-Fair to get into ICT to find…
  • Did yinner know ‘Da Girls Dem Sugar’ and murder accused Katriona Gilbert was a nurse?

    media
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    How many patients yinner think may have been killed by the nurse turned murder suspect? The girls dem sugar Katriona Gilbert! Nassau, Bahamas — ‘Da Girls Dem Sugar’ Katriona Gilbert murder accused in the death of her young lover Ariel Lowe is not getting used to jail life. Sources tell us former nurse is depress but is now ‘Da Girls DEM Sugar’ in teh bbig doll house! She was processed in early March at the Nassau Street police station before police escorted the visibly distressed 28-year-old to stand before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt on murder and arson…
 
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    The New Yorker: Everything

  • Why Do We Remember Gallipoli?

    Anthony Lane
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:45 pm
    If you are going to see the new Russell Crowe film, “The Water Diviner,” now is the time. Today is Anzac Day, the annual day of remembrance that honors the men of Australia and New Zealand who died at Gallipoli, in what was then the Ottoman empire and is now part of Turkey; this year, in particular, it stands out because it was exactly a century ago that the gruelling campaign began. It lasted eight and a half months, from the amphibious landings of April 25, 1915, to the final, exhausted evacuation, on January 9, 1916. During that period, the number of dead from Australia and New Zealand…
  • A Brother’s Tale

    Nana Asfour
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    In 1987, toward the end of the Lebanese civil war, Yasser Mroué, the youngest brother of the Lebanese playwright, artist, and actor Rabih Mroué, was shot by a sniper as he crossed a street in Beirut. The bullet pierced his skull, and shattered pieces lodged themselves in his brain, causing partial paralysis and aphasia. “Before this performance, I had never heard of the word aphasia,” Yasser wryly admits in the show that Rabih has conceived based on Yasser’s injury. It’s titled “Riding on a Cloud,” and was staged earlier this week at MOMA. Yasser, playing himself, then provides…
  • The Lion Dentist

    Alex Halperin
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    On a recent Thursday, in an operating theater at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, a mountain lion named Montana lay on his side, unconscious. Two veterinary dentists stood at his head, scraping infected pulp out of his four canine teeth, all of which needed root canals. Occasionally, one of the dentists raised an X-ray machine to the lion’s head to check his progress. While they worked, a veterinarian a few feet away removed Montana’s testicles, a bloody procedure. When she finished, she packed them up for transport to a lab, where she planned to use them to grow stem…
  • Where Comedy Comes From

    Richard Brody
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    The bond between standup comedy and fictional films, whether comedic or dramatic, is suggested in a movie where one might not expect to find it. In this scene from “Shoah,” Claude Lanzmann’s epochal film about the Nazi death camps, a survivor of Auschwitz, Filip Müller, describes what he saw when he was a member of a Sonderkommando (a group of Jewish prisoners who were tasked with bringing Jews into the gas chambers and then, later, removing the corpses). As he speaks about his experiences, he grows more animated, impersonating S.S. men preparing to murder a crowd of Jews.
  • Slide Show: The Changing Everglades

    The New Yorker
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    In 1938, Daniel B. Beard, a ranger charged with conducting a “wildlife reconnaissance” of the future Florida Everglades National Park, attempted to describe the character of the land: The southern Florida wilderness scenery is a study in halftones, not bright, broad strokes of a full brush as is the case of most of our other national parks. There are no knife-edged mountains protruding up into the sky. There are no valleys of any kind. No glaciers exist, no gaudy canyons, no geysers, no mighty trees unless we except the few royal palms, not even a rockbound coast with the spray of ocean…
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • Paatero and Backman: Social Democrats should be in coalition

    25 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    Finland’s Social Democratic Party (SDP) may be going through an identity crisis after April 19’s poor performance in the polls, but there are still some party reps who think the new blood that was voted in will be a blessing for the party moving forward. Spirits among the party’s southeast district members are high.“There is no sense of loss in the air; in fact we were delighted that so many new young MPs from our party had made it through. We are all confident that we can move forward if we just do the work,” said Paatero. Having served in the Finnish Parliament from 1987 to 2007…
  • Windy April keeps temps down and migratory birds away

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
    Winter winds tend to take a back seat by April in Finland, with the average number of stormy days limited to less than one in the entire month. This year, winds have reached storm-like proportions three days in April not only at sea, but also on land in the west. According to measurements taken at the Helsinki Airport, the wind has blown an average of 5.5 metres per second in April, the highest reading in recorded Finnish history.  Things have been a bit calmer in other parts of the country, with an average wind velocity of 3.7 meters per second recorded in the central city of Jyväskylä…
  • Sipilä: Finland's next government has to “get results or get out”

    25 Apr 2015 | 6:51 am
    The Centre Party’s Juha Sipilä was the election victor in Finland’s April 19 parliamentary elections, gaining over 30,000 votes. As the next prime minister, it is now up to him to gather together a new government coalition to run the country for the next four years.In a meeting of his party's executive committee on Saturday, Sipilä gave some hints about what he has in mind, but said he will not announce the new government line-up for two weeks.He began by stating that Finland’s next government will have to embrace a new kind of political accountability.“One component of the change…
  • Gun expert: Finland needs to accept it has a firearms problem

    25 Apr 2015 | 6:47 am
    The author of a new book on the bloody impact of guns across the world has called for tighter firearms regulation in Finland to stem the country’s comparatively high rate of gun deaths.Iain Overton, director of policy for the UK charity Action on Armed Violence, visited some of the world’s most violent places during his previous career as a journalist, and while researching his book Gun Baby Gun.In the book, Overton describes reporting from the Finnish town of Kauhajoki in 2008, after a 22-year-old gunman burst into a catering college and shot dead 9 of his classmates and his teacher…
  • Newspaper: Centre Party members favour coalition with SDP over Stubb's party

    25 Apr 2015 | 12:51 am
    A poll by the newspaper group Lännen Media suggests that the majority of Centre Party members would like to see their leader and incoming prime minister Juha Sipilä join forces with the Social Democrat party in order to form the next government.The claim comes despite the fact that the SDP only racked up fourth place in last week’s election, losing out to the centre-right National Coalition, the party of incumbent premier Alexander Stubb. The populist Finns Party gained the second-highest number of seats and is widely expected to enter government.Lännen Media said that 55 percent of…
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • Object as Subject

    thuudung
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Driver’s License, Drone, Remote Control, Blanket, Phone Booth: Academic studies of everyday things aren’t new. And the new ones aren’t good… more
  • Eugene O’Neill life

    thuudung
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Eugene O’Neill was grim and unsmiling. O’Neill didn’t deny it: “I’ll write about happiness if I ever happen to meet up with that luxury”… more
  • Bring back the serialized novel

    thuudung
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:57 pm
    The novel is in the doldrums. Sales are down, something called “snackable content” is in demand. The solution? A return to the past: serialization… more
  • Misunderstanding War

    thuudung
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Blinkered and dangerous. Westerners tend to write about war as if success and failure depended only on them, not enemies or locals… more
  • Liberal Arts vs. Neoliberalism

    thuudung
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Words that used to mean something – ideals, character, self, soul – now mean nothing. The very idea of an inner life is passé at institutions of higher learning… more
 
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    Samuel Scott

  • Stop Thinking About Building Links! (BrightonSEO)

    Samuel Scott
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:59 am
    BRIGHTON, England — I had the honor of speaking at BrightonSEO last week for log analytics startup logz.io, and it was a pleasure to meet the British digital marketing community for the first time! For those who were not able to attend my talk, I have included my deck and notes below. Stop Thinking About Links — Think About Publicity! from Samuel Scott  Slides 2 through 5 Let me tell you a story. Mason Wartman was a 26-year-old trader on Wall Street in Manhattan. But he was not happy — his dream had always been to run a pizza parlor. He saw the success of $1-a-slice places in New York…
  • How to Create a Unified Brand Strategy (SEMrush)

    Samuel Scott
    4 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
    I recently gave a webinar at SEMrush for my new log analytics startup Logz.io on how to integrate traditional and online marketing to unify one’s brand messaging. My presentation and notes are below — I hope people will find it interesting! How to Create a Unified Brand Strategy Online from Samuel Scott Slide number and commentary: 3. One thing I’ve often seen is that marketing agencies and departments operate inefficiently. Sometimes they divide “traditional” and “online” marketing — which is a bad idea — and other times they put “SEO,” “social media,” “PR,” and…
  • Learn About Branding at My SEMrush Webinar

    Samuel Scott
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:55 am
    On Wednesday, I will give a webinar at SEMrush for the new web analytics startup Logz.io on how to communicate the same branding on all of your channels and content. I hope to see you there! Samuel Scott will discuss how to create and use traditional branding strategy in the context of modern digital and online channels. The webinar will address tactics including: How to write effective messaging and positioning to communicate a brand’s unique value proposition and product differentiation How to apply that branding to one’s content and targeted marketing audiences How to use the branding…
  • The Marketing Department of the Future

    Samuel Scott
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:47 am
    My latest essay is now on Moz: After leaving the porn website, I held various positions at global agencies before working now as a digital marketing and communications consultant. Today, based on the problems that I have seen and the fallacies that I have encountered, I wanted to propose a strategy to Mozzers on how marketing departments and agencies should structure themselves in light of the need to integrate traditional and Internet marketing today. Read the rest here! Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to subscribe to my rss feed and follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+!
  • How to Approach Owned and Earned Media

    Samuel Scott
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    My newest essay is up on Moz! We all know content is king, but if your content marketing plan consists of blindly publishing daily blog posts on your website or submitting countless bylined articles (i.e., guest posts) to random outlets, your king will turn into the court jester. Marketing must have a sound strategy behind it to be successful. To help the Moz community maximize the return on investment of their content, I want to share a strategy I used in my prior position as a senior director at a global agency, and continue to use as a digital marketing and communications consultant.
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    Bible Prophecy Blog

  • Should a Christian Go to a Gay "Wedding"?

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:45 pm
    (THE STAND)—The question has taken on fresh life as the low-information media, looking for a "gotcha" question, has been grilling GOP presidential candidates on their willingness to attend gay nuptials. Santorum, no. Rubio, yes. Perry, yes. Walker, yes. Cruz, irrelevant question.Why should a... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • The Coming Kingdom (Part 36)

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Dr. Andy Woods Sugar Land Bible Church We began scrutinizing New Testament texts that "kingdom now" theologians employ in an attempt to argue that the kingdom is a present reality in order to show that none of these passages teach a present form of the kingdom. We have examined the typical texts... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Russia Ready to Renew Military Cooperation with Libya

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    (SPUTNIK)—Russia is prepared to renew military technical cooperation with Libya if the UN Security Council allows it, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said Thursday.Earlier, Libyan authorities expressed hope to continue cooperation with Russia in military training and the purchase... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Establishment GOP Plots to Empower Obama on "Progressive" Trade

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    (THE NEW AMERICAN)—In a controversial move that came as a shock even to many of the American people's elected representatives, a coalition of establishment lawmakers in both parties—primarily Big Government Republicans—unveiled a secretly negotiated globalist plan to empower Obama with "fast-track... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Islamic State Sets up Camp Within a Few Miles of Texas Border

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:04 pm
    (IBD)—No sooner had President Obama gutted border enforcement than the Islamic State built a Mexican training camp just a few miles from Texas. Did Obama doubt IS would take advantage of his immigration policies?If he did, he is dangerously naive. But we do not see how he could have been so... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
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    Deadline

  • Obama Slams Cable News & Donald Trump At White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    Dominic Patten
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:51 pm
    "Welcome to the White House Correspondents Dinner, the night when Washington celebrates itself," said President Barack Obama tonight. "Somebody’s got to do it,” he deadpanned. The Comedian-in-chief was speaking in D.C. Saturday at what will be his second to last WHCD as President. Joining Obama on stage was comedian Keegan-Michael Key in his role as the President’s Anger Translator Luther. “We can count on Fox News to terrify old white people,” Comedy Central’s Key & Peele…
  • ‘King Jack’, ‘TransFatty Lives’ Take Top Audience Honors At Tribeca Film Festival

    Anthony D'Alessandro
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    King Jack, a coming of age story about a 15-year old delinquent, and TransFatty Lives, a doc about a New York City DJ’s battle with ALS, respectively took the best narrative and documentary audiences awards at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The winners were announced at the fest’s wrap party and each award comes with a $25K cash prize. Directed and written by Felix Thompson, King Jack stars Charlie Plummer as Jack, a teenager who is in the throes of dealing with a…
  • Michael Bay Releases First ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2′ Pics

    Ross A. Lincoln
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:45 pm
    For those of you living under a rock – or in the sewers, one supposes – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, the upcoming sequel to last years’ hit reboot of the enduring comic-based franchise, is set to begin filming in locations around New York very soon. To prove it, producer Michael Bay took to Twitter today to reveal two of the vehicles that’ll be appearing in the film. Just some stuff I found… http://t.co/yydcIebaIC pic.twitter.com/sYNXmPpNJL — Michael Bay…
  • Google’s Dan Fredinburg Among Those Killed In Everest Avalanche Following Nepal Quake

    Ross A. Lincoln
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Google executive Dan Fredinburg was one those killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, following the devastating 7.8 earthquake that rocked Nepal early this morning. Fredinburg served as Chief of Privacy for Google X, and headed up product management for the company’s Privacy team. His sister made the news public via Instagram, attributing his death to a “major head injury”. “We appreciate all of the love that has been sent our way thus far and know his soul and his…
  • The Bruce Jenner ABC Special Won Big On Social Media

    Ross A. Lincoln
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Diane Sawyer’s 20/20 interview last night with Bruce Jenner, during which the Olympic gold medalist talked publicly for the first time about his transgender status, was ratings gold for ABC. Achieving numbers normally associated with zombies and sports, not television news magazines, the special dominated the pop culture discussion last night and continues to do so today. It’s not shock then that interview has also been a huge hit on social media, becoming the top Friday…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Nepal shows its vulnerability after devastating earthquake

    Simon Redfern, Professor in Earth Sciences at University of Cambridge
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    The magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal this morning is shocking news. For some time scientists have realised that the Kathmandu valley is one of the most dangerous places in the world, in terms of earthquake risk. A combination of high seismic activity at the front of the Tibetan plateau, poor building standards, and haphazard urbanisation have come together today with fatal consequences. The quake hit just before noon, local time, around 48 miles north west of Kathmandu. The Indian tectonic plate is driving beneath the Eurasian plate at an average rate of 45mm per year along a front…
  • There is no evidence that the death penalty acts as a deterrent

    Carolyn Hoyle, Director of the Centre for Criminology at University of Oxford
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    Two Australians will soon be killed at a prison on the Indonesian island of Nusakambangan – for no deterrent effect. AAP/Darma SemitoAustralia has executed no-one for half a century. Following the abolition of the death penalty by various states, the federal government abolished capital punishment in 1973. Nevertheless, Australian citizens – like all of those from abolitionist jurisdictions – face the death penalty when they commit serious crimes in countries that retain it. Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are facing execution in Indonesia following their convictions on…
  • The past is not sacred: the 'history wars' over Anzac

    Peter Cochrane, Honorary Associate, Department of History at University of Sydney
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Drape 'Anzac' over an argument and, like a magic cloak, the argument is sacrosanct – even though it shouldn't be. AAP/Alexander Turnbull LibraryThe Gallipoli centenary provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the many wartime legacies – human, political, economic, military – that forged independent nations from former colonies and dominions. The Conversation, in partnership with Griffith Review, has published a series of essays exploring the enduring legacies of 20th-century wars. The term “history wars” is best known in Australia for summing up the fierce debate over…
  • Chile's Calbuco Volcano erupts without warning. What can we expect next?

    Brittany Brand, Assistant Professor of Geosciences at Boise State University
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Gas and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt, Chile on April 22. Stringer Shanghai/ReutersAround 5:00 pm local time on April 22, scientists at Southern Andean Volcano Observatory in Chile began picking up volcanic earthquakes at the Calbuco volcano. A disturbingly short 60 minutes later, the volcano was in full eruption, producing an impressive column of ash extending to more than 49,000 feet into the sky. Ash primarily drifted north and northeast of the volcano, covering towns below in a layer of fine ash. Observatory scientists quickly called for an…
  • Creating justice for Bangladeshi garment workers with pressure not boycotts

    Brooke A. Ackerly, Associate Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:35 am
    A woman holds a picture of her relative missing in the Rana Plaza collapse. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj Two years ago, on April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed killing 1,134 garment factory workers inside. Just five months before this accident, a fire at the Tazreen Fashion factory killed 112 people. The disasters left many Americans wondering how to respond to prevent such tragedies from happening again. The companies whose brands were manufactured at these factories and other global garment retailers wondered how to keep their customers in the face of worldwide…
 
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • Missouri: Governor, Lawmakers Slash Public Library Support By More Than 50 Percent

    Gary Price
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    From the Kirksville Daily Express: Missouri’s public libraries have fallen onto the state budget chopping block, with appropriations approved by the Legislature in two key areas less than half the amount seen at any point this century. The Missouri Legislature on Thursday finalized a $26 billion budget for the next fiscal year. Of that total the state will spend $2 million in Remote Electronic Access for Libraries (REAL) Program funds and $723,776 in state aid for the about 140 public libraries. State aid, which is disbursed based upon the number of people in a public library district,…
  • Indiana May Build $25M State Archives Building on Downtown Indianapolis Canal

    Gary Price
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    From the Indianapolis Business Journal: Indiana is working on plans to build a $25 million state archives building on the Central Canal downtown, taking up green space and adding another institutional user to the Canal Walk. [Clip] Archivists and researchers are thrilled that 200 years’ worth of historical records—including the 1816 and 1851 constitutions—could finally move out of a warehouse with no climate control to a downtown spot that’s easily accessible to the public. [Clip] Stephen Towne, president of the Friends of the State Archives, said the building at 6440 E. 30th St. that…
  • Business Research: OpenCorporates Releases New Version of API With Many New/Cool Features

    Gary Price
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:53 am
    OpenCorporates is the largest open database of company information (over 84 million companies) in the world. In addition to accessing the data using an API, OpenCorporates can be searched directly from their web site. Now, to some info about the released of version 0.4 of the API. From the OpenCorporates Blog: The change in our underlying search engine has also allowed us to introduce much more powerful search features to the API… search by registered address (yes, at last!) search for companies starting with given phrase (e.g. ‘Barclays Bank’) filter by multiple jurisdictions…
  • Canada: Ajax Public Library Grapples With Cost of Digital Collection

    Gary Price
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    From the Ajax (Ontario) News Advertiser: The high cost of e-books and the impact on taxpayers has prompted the Ajax Public Library to join an advocacy campaign asking the provincial government to find solutions. [Clip] “Libraries are interested in this campaign because no matter the size, libraries are feeling the pinch from e-content,” said Donna Bright, chief librarian and executive officer at the Ajax Public Library. [Clip] The Ajax Public Library asked for and received an extra $40,000 in funding for e-content in the 2015 Ajax municipal budget, bringing its total budget for e-content…
  • Theft of Rare Books Investigated at New York Public Library

    Gary Price
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    From the NY Daily News: The feds are investigating the theft of eight priceless books from the New York Public Library, including one written by Benjamin Franklin. The Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office said the books, seven Bibles created between 1672 and 1861 and a pre-1776 workbook the versatile Founding Father wrote for his printing house, were brought to The Doyle auction house last May. Read the Complete Article From the Wall St. Journal …the manuscript—a handwritten workbook of the items printed in Mr. Franklin’s print shop in the 18th century—and seven other rare books are…
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    Full Text Reports...

  • American Society of Magazine Editors Guidelines for Editors and Publishers

    fulltextreports
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    ASME Guidelines for Editors and Publishers Source: American Society of Magazine Editors The true value of a print or digital magazine brand lies in its relationship with its readers. The unique relationship between magazine media and media consumers is founded on the reader’s trust in the magazine’s editorial integrity and independence. The purpose of the […]
  • USPS OIG — Domestic Merchandise Returns and Forwarding

    fulltextreports
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Domestic Merchandise Returns and Forwarding (PDF) Source: U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General The package delivery market is an important and growing segment of the U.S. economy. American businesses and consumers spent more than $68 billion in 2013 to ship packages domestically. As part of this package activity, merchandise sometimes needs to be returned […]
  • Borrowing for the Cure: Debt Financing of Breakthrough Treatments

    fulltextreports
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Borrowing for the Cure: Debt Financing of Breakthrough Treatments Source: RAND Corporation Recent market entries of breakthrough pharmaceutical products have reignited the debate about the affordability of high-priced drugs for public and private payers worldwide. Payers had voiced concerns about such drugs before but, faced with a possible outcry of patients and advocates, grudgingly accepted […]
  • Major Work Stoppages in 2014

    fulltextreports
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Major Work Stoppages in 2014 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics In 2014, there were 11 major work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers and lasting at least one shift, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The 11 major work stoppages beginning in 2014 were down from the 15 major work stoppages beginning in […]
  • Campus Suicide Prevention: Knowledge, Facts, and Stigma in a College Student Sample

    fulltextreports
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Campus Suicide Prevention: Knowledge, Facts, and Stigma in a College Student Sample Source: Sage Open A public health approach to suicide prevention (SP) emphasizes using a comprehensive plan utilizing multiple strategies to address suicide in the community of interest. Universities using this approach are called to develop interventions to increase SP knowledge, reduce suicide risk […]
 
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    Detroit Unspun

  • Will Leather Goods is more than another fancy retailer; it is the Adler brothers’ homecoming

    Karen Dybis
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    About two years ago, William Adler went on a tour that changed the way he thought about Detroit – a kind of wake-up call that forced him to really look at the city he calls his hometown. The founder and CEO of Will Leather Goods in Eugene, Ore., was here to visit his brother, Robert. Robert lived in Oakland County, and his ill health had Adler visiting him regularly. The two had a lifelong bond, spurred by their mutual drive, creativity and love of entrepreneurship. The two had grown up in Detroit. Back then, they were just Billy and Bobby, hanging out at James Vernor Elementary School on…
  • Alternative fuel is a load of crap… or at least that’s the Detroit Zoo’s plan

    M Lapham
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    The Detroit Zoo is taking something all zoos have a lot of … animal fecal matter … and turning it into something no one seems to have enough of … energy. The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has teamed with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to turn use an energy-producing biodigester to turn that waste into something more useful … compost and methane-rich gas (biogas). That’s the power of poo. Through the Michigan-based crowdfund platform Patronicity, the DZS plan to raise $55,000 in funds by June 1. If this goal can be met it will be matched by a grant from the…
  • UAW Local 900 member creates garden to feed/support veterans

    Jerome Espy
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:44 am
    Along Michigan Ave., across the street from Ford Motor Company’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, there’s quite a bit of organized activity. Although the exact location is on the grounds of UAW-Ford’s Local 900, it’s not the kind of activity you might think. Thanks to the efforts of one union member and her friends, a 20-ft. by 30-ft. parcel is going to generate free fresh fruit, flowers and greenery for U.S. veterans. Javon Gatewood and Vickie Miller are longtime friends Vickie Miller has worked at Michigan Assembly for more than 23 years. She has put in quite a bit of time at the…
  • Shades of Pink Walk At the Zoo helps women with breast cancer

    M Lapham
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:06 am
    What better way to spend a weekend day than going for a long walk in a place where you can see exotic animals?  There is at least one way and you will help women with breast cancer while you stroll.  That is the plan for The Shades of Pink Foundation’s A Walk At the Zoo. The walk takes place on April 25 and acts as both a fundraiser and a way to raise awareness for the disease. Now in its 10th year, Shades of Pink Foundation offers aid to those who have hit hard times due to the struggles the diagnosis and treatment needed as they fight breast cancer.  Everyday expenses one deals with…
  • Laugh a lot and feed the hungry: See the Soup’s Joel McHale at Forgotten Harvest Comedy Night May 1 at a discount

    Marge Sorge
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:08 pm
    As they say, hunger is no laughing matter, but Forgotten Harvest, America’s largest food rescue organization, has figured out how use laughter to feed the hungry. Each year it hosts Comedy Night, which features well-known comedians. This year it’s Joel McHale, star of the hit comedy series “Community” and host of E!’s “The Soup.” He’ll headline the show on May 1 at the Detroit Opera House. You will also recognize him from such notable films as Warner Bros’ romantic comedy “Blended” with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, Seth MacFarlane’s comedy smash “TED,”…
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    SWNS

  • Manchester and Liverpool house prices FALL in LendInvest Buy-To-Let Index

    SWNS Reporter
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:40 am
    House prices in Manchester and Liverpool have fallen compared with the same period last year , according  to the LendInvest buy-to-let index. The market-leading data showed the decline for the North West region in the first quarter of 2015 from the same period in 2014. In contrast, four of the 10 highest rental yielding postcodes are to be found in Birmingham, followed close behind by 3 of the 10 in Glasgow with Ipswich and Liverpool also making it into the top 10. The LendInvest buy-to-let index The LendInvest Buy-To-Let Index is published quarterly, and uses recent asking price sales and…
  • Jockey puts in a cracking performance by baring his bum during close horse race

    SWNS Reporter
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    A dedicated jockey put in a cracking performance – by accidentally MOONING when his trousers fell down during a horse race. (© Sky Racing Australia / SWNS.com) Blake Shinn was riding Miss Royale as he desperately tried to make up ground on Defender in the 1,100 metre race. But the 27-year-old jockey was not only battling for a win – he was also attempting to contain his trousers after the elastic went on the waistline. And as the jockey neared the finishing line the trousers gave way and he ended up with his bare bum broadcast over Sky Racing Australia and the subsequently the…
  • Emergency worker is Britain’s first ‘3 in 1′ responder – a policeman, firefighter and a paramedic

    SWNS Reporter
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:55 am
    All-action Andrew Hichens has become the first person in the UK to be a fireman, policeman and paramedic rolled into one. Andrew Hichens who is trained as a fireman, policeman and paramedic ( © Cornwall Council / SWNS.com) The 28 year-old is fully trained and equipped to be a first responder to all emergency calls – whether it is a crime, a fire or an accident. He has just started his unique role in a new hub in his home town of Hayle, Cornwall, which brings together the three emergency services. Andrew applied for the unique role after spending eight years working as a firefighter in…
  • Drink driver parked his car – on two wheels against another car

    SWNS Reporter
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:43 am
    This is the hilarious moment a drink driver was caught – after leaving his car parked on TWO wheels against a van. (SWNS) Police nicked Daniel Hawkins after his Vauxhall Astra was found propped with its front passenger wheel lodged against the window of a blue vehicle. Hawkins, 29, of Plymouth, Devon was banned from driving for 40 months after he was found by officers nearby after ditching the car. The incident happened in the early hours of March 29. Hawkins pleaded guilty at Plymouth Magistrates Court to being almost double the drink drive limit and in addition to the ban he was fined…
  • Prospective Labour MP Darren Jones collapses live on Bristol-based MADE TV

    SWNS Reporter
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:23 am
    This dramatic footage shows the moment a prospective Labour MP collapsed at an election debate – seconds before going live in air. Darren Jones, 28, was standing at a podium alongside his political rivals when he complained of pins and needles in his legs. As the countdown to broadcast ticked away he staggered forwards towards the presenter and took his glasses off as he started losing his balance. He got half way across the studio floor before he collapsed as members of the audience jumped out of their seats to help him. The programme, aired by local TV station Made in Bristol, was…
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  • ‘Fast and Furious 8′ Will Be Released in 2017, Vin Diesel Confirms

    Eugenia Romanenko
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:09 pm
    After the huge success of Furious 7, Universal Pictures is going to release an eighth Fast and Furious film on April 14, 2017. Vin Diesel, star of the franchise, revealed the news during the studio’s CinemaCon presentation. “I swear to you and I swear to my brother upstairs we’re going to make the best movie you’ve ever seen,” he said. Diesel
  • UK Scientists Found the Key to ‘Turbo-Charging’ Immune System to Kill All Cancers

    Polina Chernykh
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:41 am
    Researchers at Imperial College London have made a breakthrough discovery, which is believed to help millions of cancer patients all over the world to fight the disease. According to the report, which was published in Science journal, the team has found the previously unknown protein that drives the spread of cancer-fighting T cells by causing
  • ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ New Trailer Released

    Zhanna Lyasota
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    A brand new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens has arrived: the trailer has recently been shown at the Anaheim Convention Centre, California, US and had been simultaneously broadcast on the Internet. The film is currently set for a December 18 release date in the US. The director and co-writer of The
  • Kanye West, Kim Kardashian Make TIME’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ List

    Eugenia Romanenko
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    According to TIME’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world published on Thursday, April 16, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are among those who made the cut. Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, claims in his TIME profile that “Kanye West would be the first person to tell you he belongs on
  • Edward Snowden is in the White House Now, According to Google Maps

    Zhanna Lyasota
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:47 am
    In a bizarre turn of events, Edward Snowden is now cozying up in the White House.
 
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    EURweb

  • Alissa Cavallaro Song (‘Journey Isn’t Over’) Features Big Daddy Kane

    LaRita Shelby
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:22 pm
    *Legendary rapper Big Daddy Kane cares about the youth and their self-esteem. Because of that he has joined forces with a 15-year-old singer Alissa Cavallaro for the anti-bullying campaign “Don’t Be Pushed Around.” The campaign will be anchored by a musical collaboration between the two called “Journey Isn’t Over.”  Together Alissa and Big Daddy Kane have created a musical […]
  • Freddie Gray Protests Turn Violent in Baltimore; Arrests Made

    EurPublisher
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:21 pm
    *In Baltimore thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest Freddie Gray rally yet. However, after hours of peaceful demonstrations, pockets of protesters smashed out police car windows and storefronts. Here’s what WBAL TV is reporting: Two people were hurt in the mayhem and at least a dozen were arrested. The problems […]
  • First Lady Michelle Obama Shows Off New Curls at WHCD (Pics)

    EurPublisher
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:03 pm
      *The 2015 White House Correspondent’s Dinner (WHCD) is underway and folks are buzzing hard about Michelle Obama‘s curly cut and that liquid-metallic (silver or is it gold?) number she’s so deliciously adorned in. All we have to say is President Obama’s one lucky dude. “Oh God, it’s Mom.” @mamawoodhouse with President Obama & @FLOTUS […]
  • Cynthia Blasts Porsha; NeNe, Kandi Feud at ‘RHOA’ Reunion (Watch)

    Deron Dalton
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:52 pm
    *”The Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion special is days away and two new clips of the show brings the drama among the ladies to a new level. In the first clip, Cynthia Bailey confronts Porsha Williams about a conversation she had with Phaedra Parks about her husband Peter Thomas. Williams had a sit-down with Parks about Bailey’s […]
  • Rodney Jerkins Launches Lifestyle Music Group

    billie1225
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:32 pm
    *Los Angeles, CA —  Evolve Music Group Chairman/CEO Rodney Jerkins announces his first formal venture into the gospel and Christian music industry with the launch of Lifestyle Music Group (LMG). The multi-Grammy® Award-winning producer, songwriter and executive has appointed industry veteran Demmette Guidry as General Manager of LMG, which will be distributed through Motown Gospel/Capitol […]
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    Everything Long Beach

  • DUI Checkpoint Planned in North Long Beach This Weekend

    Editor
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    On Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint in North Long Beach. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.Read the rest of DUI Checkpoint Planned in North Long Beach This Weekend
  • Survey Shows Reduction of Homeless Population on Long Beach Streets

    Editor
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    Fewer homeless people – especially chronically homeless adults and children in families – are on the street, with more people having access to housing and homeless services in Long Beach. “I am very proud of our citywide efforts to get homeless people the services and support they need,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We continue to make great strides in reaching and helping some of the most vulnerable people in our community.”Read the rest of Survey Shows Reduction of Homeless Population on Long Beach Streets
  • Explosion and Fire Lead to Discovery of Drug Lab; Suspect Arrested

    Editor
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Belmont Avenue to assist the Long Beach Fire Department and Arson investigators after a drug lab was discovered.Read the rest of Explosion and Fire Lead to Discovery of Drug Lab; Suspect Arrested
  • Long Beach Symphony to Feature the Music of Beethoven and Shostakovich Saturday April 25

    Editor
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    Long Beach Symphony’s penultimate concert of its 80th season will take place on Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. in the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center (300 E. Ocean Blvd). Guest conductor Lucas Richman, who currently serves as Music Director for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra as well as for the symphony in Bangor, Maine will lead the orchestra in a program of powerful music.Read the rest of Long Beach Symphony to Feature the Music of Beethoven and Shostakovich Saturday April 25
  • Long Beach Junior Chamber and Councilwoman Stacy Mungo Team to Host Entrepreneur Speaker Series

    Editor
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    The Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Long Beach City Councilwoman Stacy Mungo to host “Entrepreneurship: How I Became a Millionaire” featuring David Erickson, founder of FreeConferenceCall.com, on Wednesday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Boathouse on the Bay as part of the LBJC 2015 Speaker Series. Read the rest of Long Beach Junior Chamber and Councilwoman Stacy Mungo Team to Host Entrepreneur Speaker Series
 
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    Asian Correspondent » News

  • Indonesia gives 72-hour executions notice; UN calls for clemency

    AP News
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Australian nationals Myuran Sukumaran, right, and Andrew Chan are facing execution in Indonesia. Pic: AP. JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s attorney general’s office has notified nine foreigners and an Indonesian convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days. Spokesman Tony Spontana says the 10 convicts were moved to isolation cells on Saturday and given a 72-hour execution notice. It indicates they will face the firing squad at the earliest on Tuesday or Wednesday. The executions will take place in Besi prison on Nusakambangan Island.
  • Nepal quake avalanche killed at least 17 people, says trekking guide

    AP News
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:14 pm
    This photo provided by Azim Afif shows the scene after an avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Everest Base Camp, Nepal on Saturday. Pic: AP. KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A senior trekking guide says at least 17 people have been killed after an avalanche triggered by Nepal’s massive earthquake slammed into a section of the Mount Everest mountaineering base camp. Another 61 people have been injured. Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said early Sunday that 22 of the seriously injured have been taken by helicopter to Pheriche village, the nearest medical…
  • Nepal quake: Google exec Dan Fredinburg killed on Everest

    AP News
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Dan Fredinburg. Pic: AP. NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company’s director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees hiking Mount Everest. The other three, he added, are safe. Google would not give further details. The company says it has launched a “person finder” tool for Nepal to help people find loved ones and “is working to…
  • US sending disaster response team, $1 million aid to Nepal

    AP News
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Volunteers carry the body of a victim on a stretcher, recovered from the debris of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday. Pic: AP. WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is sending a disaster response team and $1 million in aid to Nepal following a devastating earthquake felt in neighboring countries. The White House and Secretary of State John Kerry are offering condolences along with pledging the support. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake outside the capital Kathmandu killed more than 1,800 people in Nepal, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It also toppled…
  • Nepal quake death toll rises to 1,805

    Asian Correspondent Staff
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Rescuers clear the debris at Durbar Sqaure after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday. Pic: AP. Nepal’s Home Ministry says the death toll from Saturday’s devastating earthquake has reached 1,805. The latest toll puts the overall regional fatalities at 1,865. Home Ministry official Laxmi Dhakal said Sunday that at least 4,700 people have been injured. The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8 struck before noon and was most severely felt in the capital as well as the densely populated Kathmandu Valley. A magnitude-6.6 aftershock hit about an hour later, and smaller…
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    Asia Travels

  • Asian Beauty Queen

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

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

    admin
    3 Apr 2015 | 8:25 am
    Let me get your attention to the little offer before we leave Alai valley. Have you ever heard of South American Patagonia, which is full of mountain nature and the atmosphere? If yes, then I am really glad to tell you that there is no need to take such a long trip to South America […]
  • Alay’s “Special”

    admin
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:49 pm
    Last time I did my best to introduce you guys to the famous dish of South Kyrgyzstan. Now the turn is to the famous drink! The days are getting warmer with sunshine spreading more light day by day. Soon will be that period when we will not be able to walk in the streets for […]
  • “Signature” of South

    admin
    15 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    There is no one who has not heard about famous Uzbek plov! It is the signature food of south Kyrgyzstan and loved by everyone. Whether if you go to the weddings, birthday parties or some other events, it is impossible to imagine the dinners without this food! What makes it so special? The main ingredients […]
 
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    Newser

  • US Built Replica of Iran's Nuclear Facilities

    John Johnson
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    When US diplomats in Switzerland were haggling with Iran over its nuclear program, they had a unique source of knowledge: a "secret replica" of Iran's own facilities sitting in Tennessee, reports the New York Times . It seems the US has built one inside the sprawling Oak Ridge nuclear complex, complete...
  • Experts Met to Plan for Nepal Quake—Last Week

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming. Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get this poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better for the big one, a repeat...
  • Baltimore's Freddie Gray Protests Are Getting Bigger

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Thousands of protesters took to the streets today to demand answers in the case of Freddie Gray , the largest rally since the 25-year-old black man died April 19 after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody. Signs in hand, with slogans such as "Jail Killer Police!" and "Unite Here!...
  • Over 1K Dead in Nepal Earthquake; Toll Still Rising

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal before noon today, killing a confirmed 1,394 people across a swath of countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples, and triggered avalanches in the Himalayas. It was the worst temblor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over...
  • We're Letting Our 6-Month-Olds Use Smartphones

    Kate Seamons
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:54 pm
    It's no surprise that America is letting its young use smartphones and tablets, but a new study reveals just how young is young. The answer: before our kids can "walk or talk," as a press release puts it. Philadelphia researchers surveyed 370 parents during a two-month period in fall 2014...
 
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    Capital News

  • DP Ruto warns against tribal politics

    DPPS
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Ruto said Kenyans should uphold peace and harmony and guard against political hatred that could undermine development efforts/DPPSMARSABIT, Kenya, Apr 25 – Deputy President William Ruto has asked Kenyans to shun tribalism and embrace respect and tolerance in order to realize peace and national cohesion. Ruto said Kenyans should uphold peace and harmony and guard against political hatred that could undermine development efforts. He said a peaceful country attracts investment and spur social economic prosperity. Addressing wananchi at Marsabit stadium during the Saku educational fund on…
  • COTU demands 20pc increase in minimum wage

    Jane Goin
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    Central Organisation of Trade Unions Secretary General Francis Atwoli complained that the wages had not been increased for the past two years despite promises by the government/fileNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 – Workers will be demanding a 20 percent increase in their minimum wage during the Labour Day celebrations set for Friday. Central Organisation of Trade Unions Secretary General Francis Atwoli complained that the wages had not been increased for the past two years despite promises by the government, further accusing now suspended Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi for being a…
  • No need for travel advisories for Kenya – WTO chief

    PSCU
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    World Tourism Organization Secretary General, Dr. Taleb Rifai said Kenya is a shining example in the tourism sector and that the entire United Nation system supports the country to achieve its goals/PSCUNAIROBI, Apr 25 — Kenya is a good destination for tourists and the international community should give the country unconditional support a top world tourism official has said. Speaking this morning when he paid a courtesy call on President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi, World Tourism Organization Secretary General, Dr Taleb Rifai said Kenya is a shining example in the tourism sector…
  • S.Sudan leaders must strike deal for sake of nation: EU aid chief

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:23 am
    South Sudan President Salva Kiir holds a press conference on April 25, 2014 in Juba/AFP JUBA, April 25- South Sudan’s warring leaders must strike a compromise deal, the European Union’s aid chief said Saturday, warning the international community was running out of patience over the country’s civil war. “The war and the blame games must stop, and they must stop now — it is high time for peace,” said EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Christos Stylianides, after travelling to both government and opposition strongholds in the war torn country to plead with…
  • Counties to partner with foundations in development bid

    Jane Goin
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:16 am
    Council of Governors Chairman Isaac Ruto (Bomet) welcomed the proposals saying they were willing to partner with them and facilitate the institutions so that their work is made easier/CFMNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 – At least 30 foundations have resolved to partner with the counties to accelerate development and service delivery to the residents. The agreement was reached during a meeting convened by the M-Pesa Foundation where its Executive Director Les Baillie urged the other foundations to identify areas of weaknesses in the 47 counties and work with the leadership to improve those…
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    Descrier

  • Nepal: Earthquake kills 1,000

    Descrier Staff
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    More than 1,000 have been killed after an earthquake struck central Nepal. The Nepalese government declared a state of emergency after the 7.8 magnitude quake struck in the area between Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara. Extensive damage has been reported from the area around the epicentre of the earthquake, but little information has yet to surface, and the death toll may yet rise further. A number of countries around the world have offered assistance, and the US has said that it is sending a disaster response team to the country and has released an initial $1m (£0.7m) for initial relief…
  • Europe: Deaths in the Mediterranean are result of ongoing crisis in north Africa

    The Conversation
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    The rapid escalation this year in the numbers of people drowned as they flee in leaky boats across the Mediterranean is a direct consequence of the conflict in Iraq, Syria and north Africa, specifically Libya – where the implications of the Western intervention are playing out in the deaths of thousands, whether from the violence itself or as they try desperately to escape to safety. Four years ago NATO member states and Arab allies began launching airstrikes that contributed to the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Now, those same powers are discussing further action in Libya if the UN sponsored…
  • It’s time the world recognised the Armenian genocide

    The Conversation
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    Even now, 100 years on, the slaughter of 1.5m Ottoman Armenians which began in April 1915 has two of the world’s most powerful people at loggerheads. While Pope Francis recently referred to “the first genocide of the 20th century”, Barack Obama has made it known he will once again break a campaign pledge by stopping short of using what has become a politically loaded term to mark the centenary of one of the darkest episodes in modern history. On April 24 1915, 250 Armenian community leaders and intellectuals were rounded up in Istanbul, marking the start of an Ottoman Empire policy to…
  • Election 2015: All major parties fail to explain where cuts will be made

    Descrier Staff
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, and the SNP have all failed to explain how they plan to cut the deficit, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said. The independent think tank found that the electorate have been left “in the dark” over cuts planned by all four major parties, with each only providing “broad outlines” about their economic plans in their manifestos. The coalition government has overseen a reduction in borrowing from a 10.2% peak in 2009-10 to 5.0% this year, but whoever forms the next government still faces a tough task of finishing the…
  • What’s happening at Tesco?

    The Conversation
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:08 am
    Tesco boss Dave Lewis’ big shake-up of the struggling supermarket has hit the company balance sheet. The company reported a pre-tax loss for the year of £6.4 billion – one of the biggest in UK corporate history. To be fair, a lot of this was one-off charges: a fall in the property value of its UK stores (constituting about £4.7 billion), paying to fill holes in its pension scheme, restructuring costs, stock readjustments and exiting the China market. There were actually some small signs of recovery with a slowing in the decline of falling sales volumes. But Tesco still needs a lot…
 
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    Papua New Guinea Today

  • Prime Minister Peter O’Neill addresses ANZAC Day Service

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:12 am
    His Excellency, Sir Michael Ogio, Governor General of Papua New Guinea;Ministers of State;Honourable Christian Porter, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister of Australia;Her Excellency, Deborah Stokes, Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea;His Excellency, Tony Fautua, New Zealand High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea;And all representatives of the diplomatic corps;Veterans, Servicemen and women;Ladies and Gentlemen.I am deeply honoured to be here today with you.At dawn services around the world, in nations where Australian and New Zealand military personnel have served,…
  • PNG Hunters come from behind to bury Burleih Bears 38 - 32

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:23 am
    The Papua New Guinea SP Hunters have demolished Burleih Bears  with come from behind score of 38 - 32  on their home turf. The Hunters were shut out by the Bears in the first half. The Bears wasted no  time to cross over for the opening try within opening five minutes of the game.  They  crossed over again to extend the lead to 12 - 0 . The Hunters found some energy and replied with an unconverted try to trail 12 - 4. Another try from Hunters reduce the margin to 12 - 10. The Bears fought back with  two converted tries to extend their lead 24 - 10 into half…
  • PNG Hunters vs Burleih Bears game to be streamed live online

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:16 pm
    In one of the anticipated ANZAC day clash , the PNG Hunters  take on Burleih Bears this afternoon. The game will be streamed live online. PNG TVWAN will bring the game across Papua New Guinea.Venue: Pizzey Park, BurleighDate: 3.30pm - Saturday April 25Referee: Michael GordonTEAM LISTSBurleigh Bears: 1. Khan Ahwang 2. Zach Mackay 3. Brad Tighe 4. Connor Broadhurst 5. Kevin Gordon 6. Tyler Chadburn 7. Ryley Jacks 8. David Hala 15. Tyron Haynes 10. Pele Peletelese 11. Ayden Lee 12. Jason Chan 13. Darren Griffiths (c) 14. Tom Rowles 16. Louis Fanene 17. Josh Ailaomai 20. Kyle…
  • Would you go backpacking alone in Papua New Guinea?

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:18 pm
    By Bart NapieralaWould you go backpacking alone to a place that has a reputation of being notoriously dangerous like Papua New Guinea?In spite of the bad press and information I was given, I took the risk, and I had an absolutely wonderful time up there. Quite frankly, I have rarely experienced such hospitality!The key to success was making friends from this amazing country before I started travelling. Hanging around Cairns for a few weeks gave me a chance to meet the right people to start planning my adventure. In Papua New Guinea, I spent one month in total: one week in the capital, Port…
  • Oil Search Pacific Games Relay on Fly River, Western Province

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Today The Oil Search Pacific Games Relay travelled down the Fly River to the remote government stations of Aimbak and Suki, on the way to Daru.The first stop was on the banks of the Fly River at Aimbak. The station in the Middle Fly district is very remote and surrounded by small hamlets rather than the larger villages found elsewhere in Papua New Guinea. The station is known locally as river mile number 252.500 people had made their way to the station to greet the Relay and community leader Richard Zumoi had arranged for the youths of the area to carry the Baton around the station.Next stop…
 
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • North Korea Looks for a New Friend, India

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

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

    Thomas Storch
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:18 pm
    The horrific attack in Jalalabad on Saturday by a group claiming affiliation with the Islamic State was another reminder that security risks in Afghanistan continue to metastasize and threaten the stability of the Afghan government. The coming drawdown of US forces—to be reduced to fewer than 1,000 by January 2017—will not only exacerbate this vulnerability but also reveal a sticky problem: Afghanistan cannot pay for its own government, including its army and police forces, and has no viable path to self-sufficiency. According to Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction John…
  • Under the Black Flag

    Michael J. Totten
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    I reviewed ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan for Commentary. Here's the first half. ISIS isn’t a terrorist organization. It’s a transnational army of terror. The CIA claims it has as many as 31,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq, and Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government, thinks the number may be as high as 200,000. When ISIS fighters conquered the Iraqi city of Mosul last year, they stole enough materiel to supply three fighting divisions, including up-armored American Humvees, T-55 tanks, mobile Chinese artillery pieces, Soviet…
  • New Democratic Coalition to Test the Kremlin

    Ellen Bork
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:53 am
    At last, some good news has emerged from Russia. Despite escalating political repression, war in Ukraine, and the February 27th murder of Boris Nemtsov, the democratic opposition has united on a joint platform to contest regional elections in 2015 and national parliamentary polls in 2016. The coalition includes Nemtsov’s party, RPR-Parnas, co-chaired by Mikhail Kasyanov, Alexei Navalny’s Party of Progress, and four other parties. Open Russia, a civic organization headed by the exiled former businessman and political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky, has endorsed the grouping. (Kasyanov, a…
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    Pars Herald

  • Gerrard’s Liverpool Career Fizzles Out

    Mohsen Salami
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:04 pm
    As Liverpool crashed out of the FA Cup to 15th placed Aston Villa yesterday, it perhaps came as no surprise to most. Liverpool’s big game mentality has dilapidated in sync with the ability of their talismanic captain, Steven Gerrard. Where once, the Liverpool born-and-bred star would single-handedly drive them on, he now warms the bench, gets sent off after 37 seconds in their season-defining game, or is injured. All the while in the back of his mind you would suspect he is dreaming of next season’s cruise in LA, as he takes his foot of the gas in preparation for retirement. The big…
  • For 100% QROPS access, the only way is Malta

    Farid Shojaei
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Malta continue to show their determination to remain the primary destination for QROPS, by establishing themselves as the only overseas pension jurisdiction to offer 100% flexibility in the way expats can access their pensions. The country’s financial regulator took immediately to the task of amending regulation in the country, once the Government announced in December that the 100% access rule introduced in the UK would be extended to QROPS, a commitment which has since been reneged upon. So while other popular destinations outside the EU, such as New Zealand, were looking forward to being…
  • Video Released of Yet Another US Cop Killing a Suspect

    Hossein Soltani
    12 Apr 2015 | 12:51 am
    Unbelievable footage has emerged of a shooting by an Oklahoma cop on a black suspect who was the mark in a drugs bust. Eric Harris, a 44 year old meth dealer from Tulsa, was shot at point blank range by a US reserve cop aged 73, who went on to exclaim it was an accident. The shooter was apparently meant to take out his taser, but instead whipped out his pistol, delivering the bullet which ended Eric’s life. It is already a very difficult moment for US police, their reputation among Americans is tarnished to say the least, in the wake of countless exhibitions of mindless brutality. Shut Up…
  • Police Hunt Aintree OAP Attacker

    Daniel Charter
    11 Apr 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Police in Liverpool are investigating the release of a YouTube video which appears to show an overweight man in an ill-fitting suit shoulder barge an old-age pensioner to the floor. The man who has been described as a ‘sad-act’ continues to march down the road triumphantly, apparently in a proud display of his bravery, although most witnesses and viewers around the globe have been less impressed. The baggy-suit-wearing individual was on his way to Aintree, presumably to watch some horse racing, although sadly events such as the Grand National, Glorious Goodwood and the Cheltenham festival…
  • The International Financial Advisers Directory – Leading the Way

    Gholam Rahmani
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Financial advice – we will all need it at some point in our lives, but how to choose the right company or adviser? They all say they are the best, most experienced, most honest, but at least one of them is lying about this. Also, if you do happen to make an enquiry (and sometimes even if you don’t), you’re very likely to be hounded to the hills by calls and requests for meetings, follow ups and information on irrelevant financial products you’ve never heard of. It’s all a bit too much. Picking the right financial adviser is actually critically important, only one with the correct…
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  • Legacy media asks tough questions in latest Clinton scandal

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Some call them the mainstream media, some call them the legacy media. Many on the right side of the aisle have called them liberal water carriers extraordinaire. Whatever one chooses to call them, a number of established media sources are...
  • British girls join Islamic Jihadist 'fearsome group' of all-female 'militia'

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:26 pm
    The Islamic Jihadist terrorist organization who now go by the nome de démentiel of simply the Islamic State (IS) have never been quite shy of showing off their various barbaric and savage acts committed against helpless captives. Yet as...
  • Women in combat - Be careful what you ask for

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Liberals want to be gender-blind so badly, girls like the one pictured above will be assigned to infantry units, "qualified" or not...The Obama appointees running the United States Institute of Social Engineering (also known as the...
  • Ferguson; Michael Brown memorial tree vandalized, plaque stolen

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:42 pm
    A memorial tree planted in honor of a man who assaulted a merchant, stole from the same man's store, then eventually shot while assaulting a police officer, was found not only vandalized but also almost completely destroyed less...
  • Chicago cop's case thrown out; anger erupts in court

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:07 pm
    The presiding judge was more than up front when he announced to a packed courtroom that if anyone was prone to emotional outbursts, "It might be a good time to leave right...
 
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • Acer reveals Liquid X2 with 4000mAh battery and three SIM card slots

    Carrie Ann
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:09 pm
    The device comes equipped a 5.5-inch display and a 64-bit octa-core processor. Acer is finally bringing a smartphone into U.S. market by launching its latest flagship Android handset, the Acer Liquid X2. The mighty and attractive Acer Liquid X2 was announced at the company’s global press event in New York on Thursday, April 23. The latest flagship Android handset boasts flagship specs improving on its predecessor with a mammoth 4,000mAh battery and a SIM slot that supports three separate SIM cards. Though the complete specs of the Acer Liquid X2 is not revealed, the company confirmed that…
  • Ford to lay off 700 workers at Michigan plant due to a slump in car sales

    Anna Domanska
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:12 am
    Some of the hourly workers will be transferred to other facilities to cover summer holidays and all will have the first right to new jobs at the company in the future. Ford Motor Co. revealed on Thursday it plans to lay off 700 workers at its small-car assembly plant in the Detroit suburb of Wayne, Michigan, due to slow sales of the small cars, hybrids and electric vehicles. Low gasoline prices have hit the sales of the plant, which manufactures small cars and hybrids. Ford officials said people are not buying what the plant is producing. The facility manufactures the Focus and C-Max, whose…
  • Facebook Launches Hello, The New Android-Only Social Caller ID App

    Anna Domanska
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    Hello is being rolled out for public testing the U.S., Brazil and Nigeria. Facebook launched Hello, a new app that acts as a caller ID instantly matching phone numbers of incoming and outgoing calls to Facebook profiles to show users details about who they are talking to and also blocks calls from commonly blocked numbers. Currently, Hello is being rolled out for public testing the U.S., Brazil and Nigeria. However, the app is available only to Android users as iOS won’t allow apps interact with phone calls. Besides consolidating with Facebook info, Hello also integrates with the networking…
  • Google to debut low-cost US wireless network on Wednesday

    Christy Gren
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    Google’s wireless network is expected to run on both Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. networks. Internet giant Google has been readying its own wireless service for smartphones, and could possibly unveil the service in the U.S. on Wednesday, according to reports. Google’s service is expected to let customers pay only for the amount of data they actually use every month. Meaning, users will be required to pay only when they make calls, listen to music or use apps, as opposed to other major telecom players, which make contracts with customers and charge a bulk rate for a certain amount…
  • Amazon expands its service offerings, launches Amazon Destinations booking service

    Christy Gren
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:40 am
    The new service brings Amazon into the travel services business, which is almost filled with competitors. Seattle e-commerce company Amazon Inc. introduced a new service on Monday to help people plan and book short-term trips and hotel offerings through its website. The new service called Amazon Destinations features nearly 150 hospitality properties in adventure travel areas surrounding metropolitan areas. Previously the company provided customers discounted hotel rooms and other flash deals but Amazon Destinations represents something new. The new service brings Amazon into the travel…
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    Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

  • Powerbank Plus Bluetooth Mic and Speaker

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

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

    Raffy Pekson II
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    Philippine Airlines (PAL) is all set to begin its much-awaited maiden voyage to New York City today, March 15, 2015. This flight is scheduled four times a week with a stopover at Vancouver, BC.
  • Le Cellier, P. Ferraud & Fils, Sofitel and the Beaujolais Experience

    Raffy Pekson II
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:13 am
    Le Cellier French Wine Selection and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel hosted its Beaujolais celebration by pairing food from Spiral Buffet Restaurant with wine from the Beaujolais region, just a few days after the worldwide Beaujolais celebration. This time, Monsieur Yves-Dominique Ferraud of P. Ferraud & Fils presented his family’s wine selection which includes red wine made from Gamay and white wine made from Chardonnay.
  • Soiree Beaujolais 2014 in the Philippines

    Raffy Pekson II
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:38 pm
    This year's celebration of Beaujolais Nouveau will happen on Thursday (of course), November 20, 2014 at the Tent City of the Manila Hotel. Organized by the French Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines—Le Club, the gala starts at six in the evening. Last year's event recreated the moments of Parisian street scenes with couture, music, food and, of course, wine. On Thursday, it will tell the story of France's dynamic movement from the turn of the century in the 20's up to today.
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    E Hacking News - Hacker News and Latest IT Security News

  • GTA V users accounts have not been hacked but change passwords to ensure safety

    Pratibha Rawal
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:10 pm
    In a response to a number of reports from Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) users who said their Social Club accounts have been hacked and even modified, Rockstar Games Social Club (RGSC), a hub for GTA V and other games, has confirmed that the accounts have not been hacked.However, the user can change his/her password in order to prevent his/her account from hacking in the future.After receiving numbers of complaints about hacking, which did not allow the users to log in to their accounts and they cannot play games, via twitter the authority concerned sent a statement to Kotaku Australia. According…
  • Hackers get to Prince's facebook page

    Esha Banerjee
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Prince's Facebook page made a quick re-appearance on the social media site on Saturday for few hours before being it was taken down for being a hacked one.Prince, who has been in the music industry for about forty years had avoided social media until last year. In an era where reaching close to the audience has been the aim of most musicians, Prince chose to avoid the buzz of online socializing. It was only in 2014 October that he opened a Facebook page and hosted a fan Q&A but  replied to only one question before taking the page down in November. He even shut his Twitter account and…
  • The AirDroid Lesson: Don't let apps take over your life

    Esha Banerjee
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:51 pm
    The popular android app AirDroid which lets users organize their lives by  providing the remote ability to send text messages, edit files, manage other apps and perform GPS tracking suffers from a serious authentication flaw which allows attackers to take control over user's activities.Th flaw can be exploited  to take photos of the victim via the phone’s camera, track the victim via GPS or harass the victim’s friends and family via contacts.Anything that the app has permission to access to can be accessed by the remote attacker.The mode of attack is very simple, the attacker…
  • Millions of ID’s and Password’s stolen to access online shopping website

    Nandita Jha
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:43 am
    The Metropolitan Police Department have found  IDs and passwords of 5.06 million people on computer servers, that it seized in connection with unauthorized access through proxy server by a Chinese group,reports the Japan news.While investigating MPD found that Chinese fraud group obtained the personal information of about 60,000 people was used to log into online shopping sites. The server contained three kinds of hacking tools.The proxy servers contains the computer code that automatically attempts unauthorized access to online shopping sites to check whether the IDs and passwords can…
  • Researchers claim hack of Israeli military network

    Dhruv Paliwal
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Blue Coat Systems Inc, a network solution provider based in California, has claimed that they have detected a hack in Israel's military network.According to them, the hack seems to be a four month job and is an espionage campaign that skillfully packages existing attack software with trick emails.The hack seems to be a job of Arabic-speakimg hackers as researchers at Blue Coat have found that programming tools used to hack the network had a default Arabic setting. They suspect the hackers might be working on a small budget as most of their code has been sourced from previous existing versions…
 
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • KLITSCHKO VS JENNINGS LIVE PRESS CONFRENCE STREAM

    bayloric
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Klitschko vs Jennings Press Conference LIVE STREAM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuWl0x-8Hs4Filed under: Sport
  • BaylorIC TV Boxing Channel #worldboxing Roundup Video #1

    bayloric
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:04 am
    Before you ask the question why in black and white? the answer is a simple one I couldn’t be bothered to fiddle with the lighting on the Google hangout system so instead i decided to try something a little different and go in black and white so don’t be concerned with the monitor… its from our end so… It’s the first one of these videos in a long time and I would like to take it to a point where I can can consistently do a weekly show like this.. there a whole lot more on the table to tend to outside boxing.. #Life however, what might be the norm is to do a weekly…
  • Fred Jenkins Previews Bryant Jennings vs Wladimir Klitschko

    bayloric
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:26 am
    Legendary boxing trainer Fred Jenkins talks to BaylorIC TV about his fighter (Bryant Jennings) chances in his challenge for the world heavyweight title against defending champion Wladimir Klitschko. Mr Jenkins has been in boxing since 1973 and knows a thing or two about boxing and believes the boxing world has grossly underestimated the skills of the man from philly Bryant “By-By” Jennings as his trainer explains in this interview. Filed under: America, Boxing, Breaking News, Bryant Jennings, Latest Boxing News, philly news, Sports, sports news, Sports Roundup, Top Stories, USA…
  • Bryant Jennings updates BaylorIC TV about Training camp for Klitschko 18/04/2015

    bayloric
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:10 am
    Number 1 contender for the heavyweight championship of the world Bryant “By-By” Jennings spoke to BaylorIC TV’s Ingram Jones about how his training camp had been going as he prepares to face champion Wladimir Klitschko. Filed under: Audio, Boxing, Breaking News, Bryant Jennings, Interviews, Jennings Klitschko, Newspapers, Sports, Wladimir Klitschko Tagged: Bryant Jennings, Bryant Jennings Boxer, Bryant Jennings Deontay Wilder, Bryant Jennings Gary Shaw, Bryant Jennings Gerald washington, Bryant Jennings Interview, Bryant Jennings Klitschko, Bryant Jennings news, Bryant…
  • “Your Dreams & Visions” Inspired by Ingram Jones

    bayloric
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    In the latest episode of Ingram Jones Talks Back, Ingram Jones talks about the importance of YOU. Your dreams and visions are important to YOU and there will always be someone in your ear telling you about your limitations. In this video Ingram gives a step by step actions to make life changes for the better.  Make that change for the better and start living life in your ultimate self. If you liked the video, please comment, share and subscribe. Thanks for watching. Filed under: BaylorIC Worldwide, community, ingram jones Tagged: 2015, black american, black british, black men, black role…
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • North Korea Looks for a New Friend, India

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

    Gordon G. Chang
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:44 pm
    India is in the market for subs, but it’s having trouble buying the best ones. Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, during a two-day meeting in Tokyo at the end of last month, reportedly asked his counterpart there, Gen Nakatani, to offer to sell six of Japan’s Soryu-class diesel models. The Japanese, according to a source in the Indian Defense Ministry speaking to Defense News, were “non-committal.” The apparent hesitance suggests that New Delhi might want to rethink the application of its “Buy and Make in India” program. Buy and Make, as a practical matter, requires foreign…
  • For China and India, Diplomacy Meets Competition

    Gordon G. Chang
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Chinese troops provoked a confrontation with India’s soldiers twice last month in Ladakh, according to reports that surfaced over the weekend. The incursions—elements of China’s People’s Liberation Army advanced south over the Line of Actual Control into Indian-controlled territory—took place in the same area as an incident in April 2013 that roiled relations between the two nations. The line, a little more than 4,000 kilometers long, serves as a de facto border between India and China. The provocations last month—on March 20th and 28th—were reported to be on the agenda when…
  • The Xi Jinping Faction in China

    Gordon G. Chang
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:23 am
    On Friday, the Asahi Shimbun, a Tokyo newspaper, suggested that Chinese ruler Xi Jinping was building a “Zhejiang faction” by promoting longtime acquaintances, some from the Nanjing Military Region of the People’s Liberation Army. Xi served in party posts located in that district. The report is striking because Xi is at the same time attacking factionalism inside the Communist Party. “Banding together in gangs, forming cliques for private ends, or forming factions is not permitted,”the official Xinhua News Agency stated after a December 29th meeting of the Politburo, the high party…
  • China’s Never-Ending ‘War on Pollution’

    Gordon G. Chang
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    On Monday, the Beijing municipal government announced it would close the last of its major coal-fired generating stations. By next year, China Huaneng Group’s 845-megawatt plant will cease operations. The capital city shuttered another one in 2014 and two more last week. The closed facilities will be replaced by four new ones powered by clean-burning natural gas. Beijing’s notoriously dirty skies—its air is more than twice as bad as the Chinese national standard—should be cleaner as a result of the closures. There is now a sense that Chinese leaders are starting to take the…
 
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    Michael J. Totten's blog

  • Under the Black Flag

    Michael J. Totten
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    I reviewed ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan for Commentary. Here's the first half. ISIS isn’t a terrorist organization. It’s a transnational army of terror. The CIA claims it has as many as 31,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq, and Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government, thinks the number may be as high as 200,000. When ISIS fighters conquered the Iraqi city of Mosul last year, they stole enough materiel to supply three fighting divisions, including up-armored American Humvees, T-55 tanks, mobile Chinese artillery pieces, Soviet…
  • Kurdistan Thrives Despite War With ISIS

    Michael J. Totten
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:50 pm
    A suicide-bomber blew himself up and killed three people—the terrorist himself, along with two Turkish citizens—in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, at a popular café just down the street from the US Consulate. ISIS is taking credit, of course, and there’s no reason to doubt it since they’re in the midst of a hot war with the Kurds. And the front line is just 30 miles away—an easy morning commute—from Erbil's city center. The attack took place in Ainkawa, however, a lively and prosperous Christian suburb of Erbil that was once geographically separate but has, in the last…
  • The Kurds' Heroic Struggle Against ISIS

    Michael J. Totten
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:59 pm
    ISIS is getting its ass kicked by the Kurds. In Syria's Hasaka Province, where the Iraqi and Turkish borders converge, YPG fighters have ISIS on the run, and they've just retaken two more villages outside the long-besieged city of Kobane on the Turkish-Syrian border. Meanwhile, the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forced ISIS to flee Sinjar near Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, the site of horrible massacres against the Yezidi minority last year. As many as 5,000 civilians were killed, thousands of women were dragged off as sex slaves, and tens of thousands were forced to flee onto a mountaintop…
  • Iran's Goal is Middle Eastern Hegemony

    Michael J. Totten
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:52 pm
    The chattering class has spent the last couple of days pontificating on and bickering about the so-called nuclear “deal” with Iran, but largely missing from the conversation is a recognition of the Iranian government's ultimate goal—to become the regional hegemon. Its nuclear weapons program is simply a means to that end. Last month Ali Youseni, former intelligence minister and current advisor to President Hassan Rouhani, made that perfectly clear at a conference in Tehran. “Since its inception,” he said, “Iran has [always] had a global [dimension.] It was born an empire.” A…
  • Egypt and Saudi Arabia's Big Adventure

    Michael J. Totten
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:03 am
    It was bound to happen sooner or later, and the Middle East decided on sooner: Saudi Arabia is bombing Yemen, and Egypt is prepping a ground invasion. Why was this bound to happen? Because Yemen's Iranian-backed Shia Houthi movement is sweeping across the country in force. And if any two countries in the Sunni Arab world are going to get involved in that fight it will be Egypt and Saudi Arabia, partly because they're Yemen's neighbors and partly because that's how they roll. Egypt fought a long war in Yemen from 1962 to 1967 and the Saudis invaded Bahrain in 2011 to put down a Shia rebellion…
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • Russia’s Democrats Unite, in Memory of Boris Nemtsov

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:17 am
    MOSCOW — It seems to always take a tragedy for Russia’s pro-democracy forces to unite. In November 1998, at the funeral of the murdered liberal lawmaker Galina Starovoitova, the leaders of the country’s fragmented democratic parties made a pledge to get their act together. The resulting coalition (initially known as Just Cause, later as the Union of Rightist Forces) won six million votes and three-dozen seats in Parliament in the 1999 election and, under the leadership of Boris Nemtsov, was the principal opposition voice in the Russian Duma for the next four years. In the last months of…
  • Kremlin Election Fraud Revealed. Again.

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    NOVOYE DEVYATKINO, Russia — The most popular political myths of Vladimir Putin’s regime, too often uncritically repeated by Western commentators—that Putin and his United Russia party are “supported by the vast majority of Russians” and that the opposition is “weak” and “unpopular”—are rarely tested, since most of the time Kremlin opponents are barred from the ballot. Last Sunday offered a rare glimpse into the actual opinions of Russian voters. On March 22nd, Novoye Devyatkino, a municipality north of St. Petersburg that has been referred to as “Russia’s New…
  • Boris Nemtsov, 1959–2015

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    MOSCOW — This is probably the most difficult piece in my life. Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov was a rarity in politics. Having raced up the political power ladder—member of Parliament at 30, regional governor at 32, senator at 34, first deputy prime minister at 38, leader of the parliamentary opposition at 40—he always maintained his honesty, his character, and his principles, never betraying his ideals or his friends. He was the face of a different, freer, more hopeful, and more European Russia. A committed democrat and modernizer, who propelled his Nizhny Novgorod region to one of the…
  • Mr. Putin’s Word is Void of Value

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

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

  • Funding Ukraine's Recovery

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

    Alexander J. Motyl
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    You may not be aware of the fact that the women’s world chess champion is now a 22-year-old Ukrainian, Mariya Muzychuk. A native of Stryi, in the western province of Lviv, Muzychuk won the title on April 5th, after defeating Russia’s Natalia Pogonina in a four-game match. The victory garnered Muzychuk the title of Grandmaster, the highest designation in the world of chess.  Muzychuk’s victory is consistent with Ukraine’s long tradition of excellent chess players. One of the world’s current best male players is Vasyl Ivanchuk, also a western Ukrainian. Ukraine also has a long…
  • Meet Motorola, Self-Confessed War Criminal of the Donbas

    Alexander J. Motyl
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    The latest entry into the Donbas enclave’s Pantheon of heroes is one Arsenii Sergeevich Pavlov, a slight 32 year-old Russian from Russia who sports the nom de guerre, Motorola.  Why Pavlov chose this ridiculous moniker is unclear. Was his first cell phone a Motorola? Is he even aware that Motorola was a telecommunications firm founded in a country he detests almost as much as Ukraine—America?  The Russian Spring website, which serves as a cheerleader for Putin’s separatist commandoes in Ukraine’s Russian-occupied territories, refers to Pavlov as “legendary.” And indeed he is.
  • Russia Expected to Escalate War in Ukraine Soon

    Alexander J. Motyl
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    That’s what a number of prominent experts think. Andrii Parubii, the vice speaker of Ukraine’s Parliament and former national security adviser, stated on March 27th that there is a “high risk” of a “full-scale military operation” in the next few weeks. An expert team led by Wesley Clark, a retired US Army general and former NATO supreme allied commander, informed the Atlantic Council in Washington on March 30th that “Ukrainian forces expect [an] attack within the next 60 days. This assessment is based on geographic imperatives, the ongoing pattern of Russian activity, and an…
  • Ukraine as a Vital Security Interest for Europe

    Alexander J. Motyl
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    An American official in Brussels recently informed me of a meeting he had with a highly placed European Union diplomat during which the latter “stressed that Ukraine is an ‘almost existential’ issue for Europe.” The phrase “almost existential” is worth looking at more closely. Existential issues concern the life or death of the subject concerned. A Russian attack on Germany would be an existential issue for Germany. A Russian attack on Tajikistan would be an existential issue for Tajikistan, but a non-existential issue for Germany. An almost existential issue for some country is…
 
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    Ziad K Abdelnour

  • Hilary’s Emails and our Nations Security

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:39 am
    My questions are about Hillary’s emails, but they aren’t the usual ones. Everyone is agog about the hubris exhibited by the would-be President and how it reminds us of the First Couple’s dodgy past from not-sex in the oval office to stealing everything they could get their hands on when they left the White House.   However, there are much more important questions: namely the security of our nation’s secrets and Hillary’s role in giving them away.   The current White House electronic information security breach by Russian hackers came through U.S. State Department…
  • Global Terrorism is Changing World Markets, National Security and Human Rights

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    The post Global Terrorism is Changing World Markets, National Security and Human Rights appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • Is Water The New Gold?

    admin
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    It is a fact that water use is today rising at double the rate of global population growth owing to urbanization, more water-intensive agricultural products, growing industrialization of emerging markets and the impact of climate change. The supply of fresh water is relatively static; hence, the rapid rate of demand growth is, not surprisingly, causing some stress.   An estimated 1/3 of the world’s population currently lives in water-stressed or water-scarce countries. On the current trajectory, it is estimated based on most recent population projections (according to the Food and…
  • Opportunities in China

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    14 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    The practice of doing business in China has come into question early this year. The disputes between Google Inc. and the Chinese government have been one factor; others have included the continued concerns raised in the West about China’s currency policy, and in China about Western financial policies.   Moreover, questions about intellectual property protection in China have not gone away. At the same time, the consumer markets within the country are more vibrant as its pace of growth increases, and Chinese businesses are becoming innovative, fierce competitors within their country,…
  • Women’s Coming to Power

    admin
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    If China and India each represent 1 billion emerging participants in the global marketplace, then this group; which we will call the “power group” is made up of women, in both developing and industrialized nations, whose economic lives have previously been stunted, underleveraged, or suppressed.   These women, who have been living or contributing at a subsistence level, are now entering the mainstream for the first time. We estimate that about 870 million of them will do so by 2020, with the number conceivably passing 1 billion during the following decade. Their presence as economic…
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  • Thousands ready for London Marathon

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:35 pm
    More than 51,000 runners are preparing to take part in the London Marathon.
  • Nepal quake relief drive intensifies

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Rescue efforts in Nepal intensify after more than 1,800 people were killed in the country's worst earthquake in more than 80 years.
  • Baltimore protest turns violent

    25 Apr 2015 | 7:59 pm
    A protest march in Baltimore a week after Freddie Gray, a black man, died in police custody, turns violent with at least a dozen arrests.
  • Mitochondria editing tried in mice

    25 Apr 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Researchers develop a technique to edit out bits of mitochondrial DNA that could otherwise pass on incurable diseases, a study in mice shows.
  • Cameron sets out '100 day' Tory plan

    25 Apr 2015 | 7:38 pm
    David Cameron says wages, welfare, housing and childcare will be at the heart of the Conservatives' programme for government in its first 100 days if it wins an outright victory.
 
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  • Weird Food Of The Day: Cotton Candy Fries

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    25 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    ... The post Weird Food Of The Day: Cotton Candy Fries appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Cotton Candy Oreos Are On The Way Check Out This Food That’s Really Made Out Of Candy Taco Bell Wants To Start Delivering And More Food News
  • NBA News: Kawhi Leonard, Spurs Beat Clippers, Paul Pierce

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    25 Apr 2015 | 7:01 am
    ... The post NBA News: Kawhi Leonard, Spurs Beat Clippers, Paul Pierce appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: NBA News: Spurs Beat Clippers, Hawks Beat Nets, Rajon Rondo Paul Pierce Thinks He’s Done With the Boston Celtics Paul Pierce’s Block Turns Back The Raptors
  • Looks Like Josh Hamilton Is Heading Back To Texas

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    24 Apr 2015 | 5:35 pm
    ... The post Looks Like Josh Hamilton Is Heading Back To Texas appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Josh Hamilton is Back to Chewing Tobacco and Hitting Josh Hamilton: ‘It sucks’ being so far out of first place Baseball News: Josh Hamilton Relapse, Nick Markakis, David Ortiz, Mark Teixeira
  • Dessert Of The Day: Oreo Caramel Cake

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    24 Apr 2015 | 4:21 pm
    ... The post Dessert Of The Day: Oreo Caramel Cake appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Red Velvet Oreo Layer Cake Dessert Of The Day: Death-By-Oreo Cheesecake Dessert Of The Day: Strawberry Milkshake Ice Cream Cake
  • Kevin Love Got Videobombed By A Pair Of Middle Fingers After Game 3 With The Celtics

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    24 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
    ... The post Kevin Love Got Videobombed By A Pair Of Middle Fingers After Game 3 With The Celtics appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Are The Boston Celtics Still Pursuing Kevin Love? The Celtics Just Completely Won A 3-Way Trade With The Cavs And Nets Boston Celtics fans love to dance
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  • A successful leader must make sacrifices, says Jonathan

    Ogbodo
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday called on all Nigerians, especially those in leadership positions, to make personal sacrifices that will propel the country to growth and prosperity. Jonathan made the call in his address at the 5th Presidential Breakfast Prayer › The post A successful leader must make sacrifices, says Jonathan appeared first on Omo Dem Say . …Read More Via:: OMODEMSAY.COM The post A successful leader must make sacrifices, says Jonathan appeared first on .
  • Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo leads Watford into the English Premier League

    Ogbodo
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Odion Ighalo’s Watford have secured a return to the Premier League, eight years after they were relegated. Slavisa Jokanovic’s side had moved to the brink of reaching the top-flight with a 2-0 win at Brighton earlier in the day, yet › The post Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo leads Watford into the English Premier League appeared first on Omo Dem Say . …Read More Via:: OMODEMSAY.COM The post Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo leads Watford into the English Premier League appeared first on .
  • Mercy Aigbe’s Mag Divas Boutique Hiring Sales Manager Living In Ojodu/Ogba Lagos

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    25 Apr 2015 | 7:29 pm
    The news story is brought to you by NaijaGists.com You Are Reading Mercy Aigbe’s Mag Divas Boutique Hiring Sales Manager Living In Ojodu/Ogba Lagos Originally posted on NaijaGists.com. Follow www.naijagists.com on Facebook, Twitter News By NaijaGists.com. Visit www.naijagists.com The news story is brought to you by NaijaGists.com You Are Reading Mercy Aigbe’s Mag Divas Boutique Hiring Sales Manager Living In Ojodu/Ogba Lagos Originally posted on NaijaGists.com. Follow www.naijagists.com on Facebook, Twitter News By NaijaGists.com. Visit www.naijagists.com Sunday April 26, 2015 –…
  • WHEN THE VEIL FALLS…

    Ogbodo
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:22 pm
    There was a little ‘stir’, at lunch time, last Wednesday, at Dele Momodu’s House of Ovation located in the Airport West area of Accra. A group of Nigerians, very likely from the same office, had gathered to eat. While waiting for their orders, they decided to burn time with politics. And what else to discuss if not General Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President-Elect, and his incoming government. “Buhari will perform,” one of the men opened the debate with a distinctive Yoruba accent. “But my fear is how he would cope with the real owners of APC.” “What do you…
  • Impeachment: APC lawmakers ask court to charge Fayose with contempt

    Ogbodo
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:09 pm
    The 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers in Ekiti State House of Assembly have urged a Federal High Court, Abuja, to establish a contempt charge against Governor Ayodele Fayose for allegedly manipulating its ruling. They warned that impunity and manipulation of facts of his impeachment case in the media could not save him. The lawmakers were reacting to media reports on the ruling of the Federal High Court in Abuja which refused Fayose and seven Peoples Democratic Party lawmakers’ request which sought to bar APC lawmakers from continuing impeachment process against the governor.
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  • Apple Maps Adds New Review Sources, Replacing Yelp Outside US In Many Cases

    sandeepwa
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Apple has added reviews content from TripAdvisor and Booking.com to Apple Maps. Spotted first by AppleInsider, the new review sources appear to be both for US and international locations, though predominantly outside the US. Yelp reviews are still present, but appear to have been replaced for hotel and restaurant searches in most (though not all) international contexts. In the US, I wasn’t able to find TripAdvisor and Booking.com content except in isolated cases. The new review sources show up in mobile results and on the desktop version of Apple Maps. Booking.com is being used for…
  • Facebook Post Search Is Finally Coming To Android Devices

    sandeepwa
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Android users, left out when Facebook launched its revamped search product in December, are finally being included. Late last night, we received a notification on an Android phone that it is now possible to find posts that have been shared in the social network. Today, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed that the rollout on Android has begun, and that it would continue in the coming weeks. In December, Facebook rebranded Graph Search as Facebook Search on the web, mobile Facebook site and iOS devices. It’s only available for users using the U.S. English language setting. Facebook Search gives…
  • All about Whatsapp or Whatsapp Plus

    Sandeep Sharma
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family. There is a mod version of WhatsApp available which is known as WhatsApp Plus. This modded version of WhatsApp i.e. WhatsApp Plus is having many addition feature than that of WhatsApp and it also enable users to do any customization. Lets have a WhatsApp Poll. On February 19, 2014, Facebook announced it would be acquiring WhatsApp for US$19 billion, in what will be its largest acquisition to date. WhatsApp Plus keeps on…
 
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  • You won’t believe what happens when Hillary Clinton orders Chipotle [VIDEO]

    Mindy Astoria
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:38 pm
    If you thought ordering Chipotle was easy, you’re wrong. Just ask the Hillary Clinton camp. They know firsthand that there’s a lot of thinking and strategizing that goes behind a successful Chipotle run. Ordering a burrito is more than just rice and beans, it’s about blood, sweat, and tears. If you’re Hillary, you even have a tendency to sexualize it. Odd. But then again, Hillary Clinton isn’t your average politician. Watch the video below and tell us if you think you can be a better Chipotle patron that Hillary, who by the way, is running to be leader of the…
  • Presidential contender Mike Huckabee: ‘Can your Clintons do this?’ [VIDEO]

    Mindy Astoria
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee went out to the gun range and showed us that he’s more than just a politico, but an expert marksman to boot. We don’t know about you, but if heads of state were to battle against each other instead hiding behind their armies, we would definitely choose Huckabee over Hillary to represent us against the likes of Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un. Let us know what you think in the comments.
  • Manny Pacquiao: 100% confident Lord will deliver Mayweather into my hands [VIDEO]

    Jessica Kanter
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:22 am
    Where Floyd Mayweather is relying on fame and fortune, Manny Pacquiao believes a higher force will be on his side on May 2nd. Manny Pacquiao, who is also a renowned politician in the Philippines, continues to train day in and day out for his upcoming battle with Floyd Mayweather on May 2 in Las Vegas. In an interview with Katie Couric, Pacquiao discussed the event, which is expected to take in at least $400 million.  Pacquiao explained that he channels his Christian faith into the mindset he brings to every fight. “This fight is really big, really important, especially in my…
  • Unpopular Hillary Clinton spends big money for fake followers

    Mindy Astoria
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:33 pm
    At first glance, Hillary Clinton can seem a really popular gal boasting  a robust 3.6 million Twitter followers. However, a new report from two popular online measuring companies reveals that no more than 44 per cent of Clinton’s Twitter fan base are actual, breathing, people. At least 15 per cent – more than 544,000 – are completely fake. StatusPeople.com, the oldest publicly available Twitter-auditing tool, reports that 44 per cent of the former secretary of state’s followers are ‘good'; 15 per cent are ‘fake'; and 41 per cent are ‘inactive,’…
  • WATCH: GOP releases damning new video of Hillary Clinton #CLINTONGATE

    Staff
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:09 am
    The Republican National Committee has released a new ad hitting Hillary Clinton where it hurts: in the underbelly of scandals. As disgraced Secretary of State Clinton wrapped her big announcement on Sunday, many on the right are targeting Clinton exclusively. Not only is this a direct result of the large amount of ammunition Clinton herself has provided in terms of cover-ups, but also because the Clinton Machine has already squelched opposition from it’s own party to secure the democratic nomination. You can read more on our continuing coverage of Hillary Clinton on #Clintongate.
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  • Top 10 Best iPhone 6 And iPhone 6plus Screen Protectors Reviews

    sophy
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:49 am
    When you have got a new Iphone, and when you do not like a case with cover, you will at least need a screen protector to prevent your Iphone screen from scratches and fingerprint. And, of course, we love our Iphone, and having it protected right is a great happiness. So far, we have done a good research about good quality screen protectors for Iphone 6 and Iphone 6 Plus. Though there are many of them being sold everywhere, a few seem to outstand than the rest since they are produced with higher quality and stronger protection performance. We do bring them here as well for today review. You…
  • Top 10 Best Oneplus One Accessories In Reviews

    sophy
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:05 am
    The fact is for now the world of smartphone has gone mainly to a few top brands such as iPhone and Samsung. Following, the majority of the accessories are produced to best fit for those smartphones. However, to an extent, there are still people who love a different smartphone brand such as the OnePlus One. When you fall into this article, it is more than likely that you are one of them who love OnePlus One and might be looking for certain types of its accessories. If so, you have come right, for the following list we will review the top best accessories for Oneplus One for you. 1. Oneplus One…
  • Top 10 Best Wallet Cell Phone Cases In 2015 Reviews

    sophy
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    When people buy a new phone, they are most likely to also seek for a case as an extra beauty and protection for the phone. On the market these days, there are many types and designs of those cases. Nonetheless, many users have liked and chosen the wallet cases for their phone. That is why it can be seen that the wallet type case is quite popular. In case you are also interested in this kind of cases for your phone, the following list is right for you. They are the review of the top 10 best wallet cell phone cases in 2015 for you. 1. OtterBox iPhone 6 Case The first lovely wallet case…
  • Top 10 Best Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Flip Cases And Covers Reviews

    sophy
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Among many accessories for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the flip case seems to be one of the most favorite types of cases users have liked. And, more and more users are still looking for it. However, there could be hundreds of them available, making it difficult to choose the best one for your Samsung Galaxy. Nonetheless, to help you have a smarter decision on that, we have compiled those best and top rates flip cases and covers for you to check out. 1. Galaxy S6 Case, ACEABOVE Samsung Galaxy S6 Wallet Case Beautifully designed in red and back in a stylish way, if you are looking for the…
  • Top 10 Best Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Tempered Glass Screen Protectors

    sophy
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:51 pm
    Taking an attention to protect your smartphone well is a smart care to your beloved new phone. By picking up the best cases, covers or the screen protectors for your Samsung Galaxy, you will be able to have it like new for a long period of time since those accessories will protect your phone from scratches, for example. However, as smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 come in a wide touch screen, it can easily break. Hence, it is really vital to have a good protection as well for the screen. To that, the tempered glass screen protectors will do. As to help you to select a better choice…
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  • Killer avalanche hits Everest

    FPJ Bureau
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:08 am
    Team of 10 climbers die, while Assam team is safe Kathmandu : A total of 10 people, including foreign climbers, were reportedly killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest which was triggered by a magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, a Nepal tourism ministry official said, reports IANS. However, BBC quoted officials and reports as saying that the quake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least eight people, and another five in Tibet. An 11-member mountaineering team from the Indian state of Assam on an expedition to Mount Everest in Nepal was reportedly safe. The…
  • Europe’s police crack massive horsemeat trafficking ring

    FPJ Bureau
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:05 am
    The Hague : Police from seven European countries detained 26 people in a crackdown on a horsemeat trafficking ring two years after a tainted meat scandal that rocked the continent, the EU’s judicial agency Eurojust said. Eurojust said in a statement that the swoop gathering hundreds of police and judicial officials “succeeded in stopping an organised criminal network involved in trade in illegal horsemeat.” The operation involved officers and the judiciary in France, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Britain, the European Union agency said. Eurojust…
  • Prominent Pak rights activist shot dead

    FPJ Bureau
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:03 am
    Karachi : A prominent Pakistani rights activist was shot dead by unknown gunmen here as she was returning home shortly after hosting a seminar on human rights abuses in restive Balochistan province, prompting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to order an investigation.   Sabeen Mahmud, 40, was shot dead by the motorcycle-borne gunmen while on her way home with her mother last evening.  Police said Mahmud, who had just hosted a discussion on the situation in Balochistan, was shot five times as she drove her car while her mother who was seated next to her also sustained bullet wounds and is in…
  • Beijing to provide 110 fighter jets to Islamabad

    FPJ Bureau
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:02 am
    Islamabad : Pakistan will acquire 110 latest JF-17 Thunder fighter jets from China as the two countries forge closer economic and defense cooperation following President Xi Jinping’s visit here earlier this week, a media report said. Radio Pakistan reported that China will deliver the first batch of 50 jets over a period of three years. The Head of Chinese Aircraft Industry told a Chinese daily that under the contract signed between the two countries, Pakistan will receive a total of 110 JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft from China. It is not clear when the delivery of the remaining 60…
  • I am a woman, Bruce Jenner on his gender transformation

    FPJ Bureau
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Jenner, who was married to Kim Kardashian’s mother Kris, denied that his transition had anything to do with publicity Los Angeles : Bruce Jenner revealed that he is a transgender woman in a two-hour exclusive interview with Diane Swayer. The fomer Olympian said it was a tough transition for him and he was always worried about his children.   “You know what? It’s going to be tough. I’ve been thinking about this day forever and what I should do with my life. How do I tell my story? How do I tell people what I’ve been through? And that day is sad,” Jenner…
 
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  • Top 10 Driest Places in the World

    top10 contributor
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:55 pm
    If you are thinking of visiting the wettest and driest places in the world, the most efficient way is to go to South America. In a span of less than 2,000 miles, you can visit the rain capital of the world, Puerto Lopez in Colombia, and a place where rain almost never falls in the Atacama Desert in southern Peru. Here are ten of the most driest places in the world where rain falls once in a blue moon.   10. Masirah Island, Oman No. of rainy days: 3 days per year Masirah is an island off the East coast of Oman, 95 km long north-south, a population estimated at 12,000 in 12 villages mainly…
  • Top 10 Disastrous Rock Concerts

    top10 contributor
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A concert can be a communal experience. As countless strangers bond silently over the sounds of the one thing they surely have in common, music presents itself as the great equalizer, a benevolent force that knows no wrong. But sometimes things don’t always go as planned. Sometimes a concert ticket can be more than just a guaranteed gateway to unabashed glee; it can also be a death sentence, or at least the cause for witnessing some incredibly messed up occurrences. Here are ten things you don’t expect to see at a concert, which a select few unlucky ticket-holders have.   10.
  • Top 10 Meeting Icebreakers

    top10 contributor
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Getting people comfortable in a group setting before a team meeting can be the best investment of ten to 15 minutes of time that you can make. Ice breakers get creative juices flowing, can increase the exchange of ideas, establish team identity, and create a sense of community. All of these items are important in forging top productive teams. But how do you get people to participate and not feel uncomfortable with an ice breaker? For meetings in a business setting in which participants are professionals, ice breakers that require actions not normally associated with day-to-day behaviors in…
  • Top 10 Over The Counter Allergy Medicines

    top10 contributor
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    Most people who are looking for allergy treatments are suffering from hay fever, which doctors call allergic rhinitis. Your nose itches and runs; you sneeze. Your nose may get congested. For some people, the itchiness is the worst. The congestion bothers others more than anything else. Your eyes may run and itch along with your nose. Or you might just have eye allergies. There are also skin allergies. Let’s say you are allergic to poison oak or poison ivy and you touch the plant. You will have an allergic reaction to it. Your skin will get red and itchy, or even worse. Sometimes you…
  • Top 10 Celebrity Death Hoaxes

    top10 contributor
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:54 am
    Because they’re in the public eye, celebrities are subject to being spoofs, jokes and hoaxes, and on the Internet, it seems the best way to knock ‘em dead is to … well, say they were murdered or committed suicide. Among the most famous celebrity death hoaxes, favorites include Bill Cosby, Margaret Thatcher, Barack Obama, Britney Spears, Sean Connery, and many many more. This article looks at the most recent ones.   10. Jackie Chan Dead? Reports of Jackie Chan’s death spread all over the World Wide Web in 2013. Most of the death hoax claims stated that Jackie Chan died…
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  • Hot and dry weather will prevail for the next couple of days

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    25 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    Saturday, April 25th 2015. BMG: The National Meteorological Service of Belize is predicting mostly sunny and hot weather today and partly cloudy tonight. Winds will blow East- South East 10 – 20 knots with occasional higher gust. High temperatures are expected to be around 90 degrees Fahrenheit along the coast; 98 degrees Fahrenheit inland and a comfortable 83 degrees Fahrenheit up on the exposed areas of the Mountain Pine Ridge and along the Maya Mountains in the south. A high tide is expected at 2:38 pm and a low tide at 10:28pm tonight. The sun will set at 6:11 pm. The extended forecast…
  • Ministry of Education Personnel Meet to Discuss School Improvement Support

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    25 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    Saturday, April 25th, 2015. BMG: District Center Managers and Education Officers met in Belize City on Friday-April 24th to discuss planned measures of improving data collection and storage for schools across this country. Additionally, support mechanisms are being put in place to assist the Administrators, Managers, and teachers to improve school performance and add more excitement to the learning process. Mount Saint Vincent University will work with the school leaders, teachers, and Administrators to provide additional support in implementing their school improvement plan over a 4-year…
  • Police need help identifying decomposed body

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    25 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    Saturday, April 25th, 2015. BMG: On April 23rd 2015, we reported that Ladyville police found a decomposing body floating in the vicinity of the Haulover Bridge. Police say that so far they have ascertained that the body is of a Caucasian male dressed in khaki shorts and a black t-shirt and has a tattoo marked “Ninfar” on his right arm. According to police, they also found him with a black and red wrist band on his left arm marked “Anibal”. Because of the advanced state of decomposition, police are unable to determine the cause of his death. There is also no sign of injury to the body…
  • Belize Banking Industry is Stable

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    25 Apr 2015 | 4:33 am
    Saturday, April 25th, 2015. BMG: Two days ago, we reported that on May 1st 2015, the Belize Bank Duty Free Branch in Northern Belize will close down. While many investors in the north have not been provided with a reason of the abrupt closure, the financial institution is once again on the spotlight. According to reports, the Belize Bank will be losing its correspondent banking relationship with the Bank of America on April 30th 2015 which means that the bank will no longer be able to make international wire transfers and bank drafts. Yesterday the Central Bank of Belize issued a press…
  • Belize City man charged for drugs found in traffic stop

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    24 Apr 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Friday, April 24th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Drug trafficking charges were filed against 34 year old Marlon Chavez, a welder of Gentle Avenue in Belize City, after police found marijuana on him during a traffic stop. According to police they were patrol in the vicinity of St. Joseph Street and Baymen Avenue when they saw Chavez allegedly turn off St. Joseph right into Baymen on his bicycle against the flow of traffic. They stopped and searched him and found 60.5 grams of cannabis in the front of his pants. Chavez pleaded not guilty to the charge before Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith and…
 
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  • Pentagon Recognizes “Officially” that Israel is a Nuclear Power. Declassified Document

    andyc
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), an entity on contract to the US Department of Defense has released a previously classified military document which confirms Israel’s nuclear weapons program.
  • Death from Above: the New Manhattan Project Chemtrail Fleet

    andyc
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Today's chemtrail spraying operations necessarily require a massive fleet of specialized jumbo jet airliners operating covertly. The volume and frequency of chemtrail reports from all over the world, the author's own observations and the massive task of controlling Earth's weather in the fashion of the New Manhattan Project suggest that these planes number over 1000. If you do not know what the New Manhattan Project is, please see the author's previous article "A History of the New Manhattan Project."
  • Paypal: Let’s Replace Passwords With “Natural body identification” Embedded In Your Stomach and Brain

    andyc
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    PayPal’s global head of developer evangelism, Jonathan LeBlanc, states that Paypal is creating “natural body identification” devices to replace passwords, which you either ingest or have injected or embedded into your body.
  • Russia Says No to One-World Government

    andyc
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Prominent American conservative thinker and author William Lind explains why the West is ganging up on Russia
  • The Pentagon’s “Operation Jade Helm 15″: The Floodgate towards Martial Law and World War III?

    andyc
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:56 am
    First we learned that Operation Jade Helm 15 is coming this summer from mid-July through mid-September to a Southwest neighborhood near you stretching from Texas to California. Per government sources and their mainstream media outlets like the Washington Post, it’s nothing more than a benign massive military drill designed to test how effectively US Special Operations forces can covertly and as seamlessly as possible embed themselves into the civilian populace as a mere security training exercise to keep us all safe in the future. The Washington Post March 31st headline - “Why Operation…
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  • Give the World a Twirl with an Impeccable Resume

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

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

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

    xreporter
    14 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    Becoming a new mother is an exciting time full off laughs and tears of joy. On the other hand, it is also a scary time full of stress and many new worries. No one ever tells you what daily life will be like with a newborn. If they did, they would not be able to ... The post Top 12 Helpful Tips to Handle New-Mum Stress appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Top 7 Questions Every Candidate Should Ask During a Job-Interview

    xreporter
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    You’ve well prepared, professionally dressed and all set to face the employer. But, have you ever realized that being caught up in preparing for the interview questions, what if it’s your turn to ask some? Definitely, you haven’t thought about it, but the recruiter for sure would give you an opportunity to throw as many ... The post Top 7 Questions Every Candidate Should Ask During a Job-Interview appeared first on WorldXNews.
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  • Free Sample Malaysia

    Afym
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    Free Sample Malaysia – Free samples are service or products provided to a potential client to permit them to try the services or product without charge. The ultimate purpose of giving free samples to consumers is to convince them to acquire an item. This is one of one of the most effective advertising devices available, as clients can examine the top quality of the product and services before they make a decision to buy. Nevertheless, this tool could be made use of simply if the product or service could be provided as a sample in small quantities and if the company does not need to…
  • Leather Jacket Malaysia

    Afym
    14 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Leather Jacket Malaysia – Every single time when we prepare buying leather jackets, we consider two elements mostly: first, the genuineness of the leather, and second, the price wide range of the jacket. Well, if you are trying to find a genuine leather jacket for men or women, you may have to make modifications with your budget plan somewhat. It is impossible to avoid; real leather would make you pay added. If the phony synthetic leather coats do not suit your taste, you must be a little bit much more charitable for paying some cents extra. Therefore, you have to support the initial…
  • Varsity Jacket Malaysia

    Afym
    13 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Varsity Jacket Malaysia – Varsity Jackets have a special area in the globe of fashion due to their sophisticated appearance as well as appealing quality martial as well as design also. It likewise shows the custom and also culture of America by its attractiving colors and tactical designer features. This jacket is much more influenced by the sports attire, which can maintain the group sprit as well as enhance the partnership amongst the gamers functioning in a system to achieve the objective as a winner. Varsity Jackets Malaysia for menhave took care of the requirement of customers in…
  • US Ambassador Attacked in Seoul 5 March 2015

    Afym
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    US Ambassador Attacked in Seoul 5 March 2015 – Tv records state the US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was wounded in an attack by an armed ass. Seoul – The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was harmed in a strike by a razor-wielding assailant Thursday in Seoul, authorities and tv records said. The YTN news channel, citing police sources, stated a man with a razor cutter hidden in his best hand had struck Lippert as he was going to a morning meal function in central Seoul. The network carried an image revealing the bleeding ambassador holding his right-hand man…
  • Car Battery Malaysia

    Afym
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:50 am
    Car Battery Malaysia – Taking a trip is an activity which could pay for an action of relaxation to numerous of us. While you will certainly have different modes of transport readily available you will require to have a car battery that is powerful sufficient to start the motor of your selected automobile. To power your car the battery must be fully asked for. You will locate great deals of different car batteries. To locate the very best car battery will spend some time. When you are checking out the different car batteries you will need to make sure that you’re considering the…
 
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  • India Divided: Racism Attacks On “North East Indian” Citizens

    News With Chai
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Introduction India has always been portraying itself a victim of oppression and racial discrimination (especially racism under British raj). People admire our tolerant and accommodative cultural heritage and the global world admires our stand against the apartheid in South Africa. In the past racial discrimination were mainly because of different caste and religions. Although the … Continue reading →
  • Urban Haat’s Chaitra Mela To Bring Authentic Handicrafts & Handloom To Town

    Subhendu Maity
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    Navi Mumbai, April 18, 2015: Chaitra is considered as the auspicious month in the Hindu calendar, and to mark this occasion, CIDCO Urban Haat has organized Chaitra Mela from April 14 to May 4, 2015 at CIDCO Urban Haat, CBD Belapur. Artisans from different states have been showcasing exquisite handicrafts and handloom products like saris, dress … Continue reading →
  • A Special Mother’s Day Recipe Contest By SecretIndianRecipe.Com

    Subhendu Maity
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:58 am
    Published to encourage home cooks and foodies in India and show their culinary prowess to the world. Singapore, 18 April 2015: Mother’s Day is fast approaching. This special day is celebrated to express your love and say thanks to your moms for all the wonderful things they do for you. SecretIndianRecipe.Com has come up with a … Continue reading →
  • Sports Aficionados, Here We Go…

    News With Chai
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:37 pm
    ‘III Kaustubh Memorial All India Basketball Tournament’ for Under-21 junior men and women, is starting from 20th April 2015 to 26th April 2015 at Fr. Agnel Sports Complex, Sector 9A, Vashi,  Navi Mumbai 400 703. The ‘2nd Agnel School League’, football and basketball, for Under-16 boys and girls, also starts from 20th April 2015 to … Continue reading →
  • Navi Mumbai Kids Put Together World’s Longest Canvas On The ‘World Art Day’

    Subhendu Maity
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    Around 3500 kids create longest canvas prepared in a single day – 7.5 km Navi Mumbai, 15th April 2015: At a splendid ceremony to celebrate ‘World Art Day’ 2015, Kokuyo Camlin Limited (formerly Camlin Limited), premier and pioneer stationery and art manufacturer, along with school kids created a 7.5 kilometers long canvas, the longest canvas … Continue reading →
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  • Super Star: Dois Africanos se apresentam sábado em João Pessoa

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

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

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

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

    inboox
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    Nos próximos dias, deve tramitar nas comissões da Assembleia Legislativa da Paraíba um projeto que visa acrescentar o nome do escritor paraibano Ariano Suassuna ao Palácio da Redenção, que abriga a sede do poder Executivo na Paraíba. A proposta foi publicada no Diário do Poder Legislativo da última quinta-feira, 19 de fevereiro. Para o autor do projeto, deputado estadual Jeová Campos, essa é uma justa homenagem ao artista literário, que ficou mundialmente conhecido, tanto por sua obra como por criar o Movimento Armorial e que propôs a criação de uma arte erudita a partir de…
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  • Miley Cyrus Bares it all without shame!

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

    Nairobi News
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:16 am
    How to make lots money in Kenya easily. How to make lots money in Kenya easily.Below is a little guide that will help you earn some cash easily. If you have been wondering where to get extra cash or how you can make some cash, then sit down and read this. We all know there is nothing in this world that come on a silver platter, you must work and sweat for it. See also: Now the question is, how can one make money in Kenya easily? In this article, we are going to look at how one can make lots of money online. Many people especially those The post How to make lots money in Kenya easily. appeared…
  • Top 7 best Kenyan blogs-websites 2015

    Nairobi News
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Top 7 best Kenyan blogs-websites 2015 Top 7 best Kenyan blogs-websites 2015 revealed! Yes, after doing some research using various tools and sources, I have come up with top 7 best blogs and websites in Kenya 2015. We all know these statistics usually change from time to time but at the moment, these are the top most visited blogs-websites in Kenya. These sites bring in massive daily visitors and are always sort after by advertisers. See also: The below observation was made through the months of January to April 2015. Most of the site listed here usually rank top in major world search engines…
  • Xenophobia violence in South Africa worsens.

    Nairobi News
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:21 am
    Xenophobia violence in South Africa worsens. Xenophobia violence in South Africa has worsened according to South African and Zimbabwean media. According to these sources, many shops have been shut down due to Xenophobia. For those who may be wondering what Xenophobia means, Xenophobia is an intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries. See also: The funniest thing or should we say the saddest thing about the situation in South Africa is that, they are hunting and evicting fellow Africans. Xenophobia violence against immigrants; Many immigrants own big shops in South…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 price specifications in Kenya

    Nairobi News
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    Samsung Galaxy S6 price specifications in Kenya Samsung Galaxy S6 price specifications Kenya. How much does Samsung Galaxy S6 cost in Kenya? These are some of the questions people have been asking me. Others have been asking, what is then actual arrival date of Samsung Galaxy S6 in Kenya? Samsung Galaxy S6 price specifications. Well in this update about Samsung Galaxy S6, I am going to share with you all the ins and outs of the new Samsung S6, its features or specifications and that make it stand out from the rest. See also: Samsung Galaxy S6 price specifications Kenya: Also I will be sharing…
 
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