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ECB Nerves Fray on Greece as Supervisors Rile Central Bankers

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(Bloomberg) -- Inside the five-month-old union between monetary policy and financial oversight at the European Central Bank, nerves are beginning to fray. As officials under ECB President Mario Draghi seek to replace deposits fleeing Greek banks without blatantly financing the state, the efforts of the institution’s new Single ...

10 Facts About Hunger In Yemen

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Hunger is a huge issue in Yemen. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing the following ten hunger facts: This requires comprehensive efforts to ensure that every man, woman and child enjoy their Right to Adequate Food; women are empowered; priority is given to family farming; and food ...

Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous

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There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country. A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors. Some, such as the bill enacted in Indiana last week that drew a national outcry and one passed in ...

Advocate links automobile dependence to poverty

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Patrick Blannerhasset / Surrey NowFebruary 26, 2015 12:00 AM Ayesha Rahimyar gets anxious when she thinks about how she would travel from her home in Surrey to a regular job. The 34-year-old single mother of three is struggling to get her life back on track. She's currently on ...

Francis Maude warned by scientists over 'chilling effect' of new media rules

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Letter to minister expresses fears that changes to the civil service code will effectively silence government scientists on important public issuesFriday 27 March 2015 14.16 EDTLast modified on Friday 27 March 2015 14.20 EDTFrancis Maude has been warned that changes to the civil service code threaten to stop ...

TSA Agrees To Stop Targeting Black Women's Hair In Airport Security Screenings

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"TSA Agrees To Stop Targeting Black Women’s Hair In Airport Security Screenings" After reaching an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), officials at the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) have agreed to stop racially profiling black women with natural hair and subjecting them to extra security screenings.

The secret to shame-free sex

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If you’re having a conversation about sex with someone in the U.S., you are probably also, implicitly or explicitly, also talking about shame. The two are intertwined, even for those who appear to exude openness and pride around their sexuality, all the more so for women. Shame ...

Dispatches: Freedom to Discriminate in Indiana?

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“This bill is not about discrimination,” said Indiana Governor Mike Pence when he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into state law last week.But it is.Indiana’s Senate Bill 101 prevents a government entity from substantially burdening a person's ability to exercise their religion, unless the government can ...

Greenpeace Aces Renewables Forecasts

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Published on March 30th, 2015 |by Sandy Dechert Over the past 15 years, many organizations have offered national and global predictions about the future of renewable energy. We’ve seen renewable forecasts from all of these groups: All have posted increasing numbers on the issue. However, almost all of ...

Indiana Governor Won't Say If 'Religious Liberty' Bill Will Be Used To Discriminate

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"Indiana Governor Won’t Say If ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill Will Be Used To Discriminate" Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) defended a “religious liberty” law he signed on Sunday, saying that tolerance was a “two-way street” and the law was about protecting religious people from government overreach. Pence had said he ...

How Google, Facebook And Others Pay Their H-1B Employees

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Editor’s note: Kiran Dhillon is a senior editor for FindTheBest, where she tackles big datasets to produce interesting insights. Legislative debate regarding expanding the H-1B visa program is heating up in the U.S. Senate. H-1B visas allow foreign workers — specifically those in technical roles—to legally work in ...

Kuwait: Opposition Protest Broken Up

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(Beirut) – Kuwaiti authorities broke up an opposition protest in Kuwait City on March 23, 2015, and detained 16 protesters.Eleven of the protesters were released on March 25 and are expected to face charges of illegal gathering. Five remain in custody and may face charges of attacking law ...

Angie's List Cancels $40 Million 1000 Jobs Indiana Expansion Over Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Law

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Popular local business review and search site Angie's List is canceling its expansion plans in response to Indiana's "religious freedom" law. Since the year after its 1995 founding, Angie's List has been headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The $315 million corporation which lets users review local businesses, especially home ...

PHOTOS: See the Real Side of China's Great Wall

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The Great Wall of China is one of the world’s most popular destinations in Asia. Referred, in the country, as “The Thousand-Mile-Long Wall,” the site was once thought to be visible to the naked eye from outer space, although that claim has since been proven to be false.

The Sharing Economy Is On The Brink Of Disrupting Business Travel

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The foundations of the business-travel ecosystem are under more strain than ever before. U.S. companies are projected to spend $310 million on business travel in 2015 (up 6.2 percent from last year), but how they spend that money has become a source of tension and uncertainty. Sharing-economy startups ...

Koalas Are Cute and Cuddly. This Video Proves They Are Also Fearsome Warriors.

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Oh, Australia. Even when you're just taking the dog out for a walk, you might walk straight into a CRAZY KOALA WRASSLIN' MATCH. This fight raises fresh questions about the Secret Service's competency: Why would they let the president get so close to one of these dangerous beasts!?Tim ...

European Tech Verticals To Track

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Editor’s note: Suranga Chandratillake is a general partner at pan-European, early-stage venture capital firm Balderton Capital. Ferenc Huszar heads up data science for Balderton, was previously a senior data scientist at PeerIndex and has a PhD in Machine Learning from the University of Cambridge. While the high-level investment ...

Why the Final Moments Inside the Germanwings Cockpit Are Heard and Not Seen

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The co-pilot who intentionally crashed a Germanwings flight into a mountainside remained calm during the last 10 minutes of his life. French investigators have described the sound of even breathing on the cockpit audio preserved in the doomed flight's black-box recorder. Accounts of the crash invariably reconstruct those ...

American-Israeli Rabbi compares Obama to Haman

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Chief Rabbi of Efrat on Saturday night compared US President Barack Obama to Haman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Mordechai.Speaking at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue, the American born Riskin said that he could not understand what was going through Obama’s mind.“The President of the ...

Life in the Philippines: preparing for the next typhoon Haiyan

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The Philippines is battered by some 20 typhoons a year – events that will get more severe with climate change. Yet, post Haiyan millions of Filipinos remain vulnerable and underprepared for future such disastersWednesday 25 March 2015 03.00 EDTLast modified on Wednesday 25 March 2015 03.03 EDTIn 2013,


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In December 2012, after 120,000 Russians signed WWF-Russia’s Earth Hour petition, their Parliament successfully passed a long-awaited law ... Last day to save the #Amazon forest, where species such as the #Jaguar and Andean bear need YOU to protect their ...

Leaving all fossil fuels in the ground is 'for the fairies', says Chris Smith

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Leave as much in the ground as possible but gas will continue to have to be burnt during a transition to cleaner fuels, says former UK Environment Agency chief Significant quantities of known coal and tar sands reserves will need to be kept in the ground to avoid ...

Ellen Pao Verdict (Temporarily) Thrown Out Because Jury Has Math Fail

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This is a breaking news story. We'll be updating this post regularly. Ellen Pao's $16 million lawsuit against her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, has captivated Silicon Valley for the past month. Pao, now the interim CEO of Reddit, sued her former employer on charges of ...

When 'Religious Liberty' Was Used To Justify Racism Instead Of Homophobia

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“Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for ...

When Jeb Met Jeb: The Tragic True Story of a Governor and a Manatee

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It was the kind of feel-good photo op that campaigns love: A manatee nursed back to health from the brink of death and now set to be released back into the wild. And a GOP gubernatorial candidate seeking to show voters his softer side. As if in some ...

Get Your Shots, Wash Your Hands, Thanks, and Goodbye

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A little less than 5 years ago, editor Betsy Mason of WIRED Science called to ask whether I’d be interested in joining a new thing. WIRED was thinking about starting a science blog platform; she wondered whether I’d want to be one of the bloggers. I did very ...

Here's More Proof the U.S. Economy Is Beating the Rest of the World

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At first glance, the corporate profits data released today by the Commerce Department don't look good. Profits fell by 0.8 percent in 2014 from the prior year, the first decline since the middle of the recession. Below the surface, however, the weakness was concentrated in earnings from abroad.

Community Control Is Destroying America's Cities

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YIMBY Today: Newark Building Largest Indoor Urban Farm in the World in the Ironbound, More DOB Digest: Four-Story, Nine-Unit Building Planned for 123 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill, More First Look: 100 Varick Street, Shvo’s Future Addition to the SoHo Skyline YIMBY Today: Mixed-Use Building Proposed for 1640 ...

Instagram bans photo for showing menstruation

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What violates Instagram’s community guidelines? Periods, apparently. Instagram has an ugly history of policing bodies. Over the last year the social media site has come under fire for banning images of women’s pubic hair — even though, according to Mic, Instagram has tolerated men’s pubic hair. This week,

Four Feminist-Friendly Video Games to Seek Out

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A still from Life is Strange, a new game about a girl who can stop time. The game designers faced pressure to make the main character male.While the past year has revealed rampant harassment and sexism in gamer culture, many video game fans I know are fired up ...

Walmart, Lowe's, Safeway, and Nordstrom Are Bankrolling a Nationwide Campaign to Gut Workers' Comp

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Nearly two dozen major corporations, including Walmart, Nordstrom, and Safeway, are bankrolling a quiet, multistate lobbying effort to make it harder for workers hurt on the job to access lost wages and medical care—the benefits collectively known as workers' compensation. The companies have financed a lobbying group, the ...


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Mr. President, Secretary General,Distinguished Members of the Council, Our discussion today – which we welcome and thank you for, Mr President – is a discussion both about tolerance, that breadth of view which acknowledges and embraces the differences between peoples; and its opposite: a maniacal ideology imposing conformity, harsh and cruel. The Preamble of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court begins: "Conscious that all peoples are united by common bonds, their cultures pieced together in a shared heritage, and concerned that this delicate mosaic may be shattered at ...

Planetary Protection Workshop (Forward Contamination)

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This is the second of three posts about the planetary protection workshop I attended at NASA Ames from March 24-26, 2015. The first is here (and here.) Forward contamination, in the context of planetary protection, refers to the transport of microbes from Earth to Mars. The title of ...

Fair employment champion urges lower protection for Palestinian workers than Israeli law

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Caterpillar bulldozers are used in Israeli construction projects in the occupied West Bank, yet veteran human rights lobbyist Seán Mc Manus has not called for a boycott of US corporations that abet Israel’s crimes. A new set of “ethical” guidelines for US corporations investing in Israel would not ...

Jeremy Piven Wants You To Know That He's Not an Asshole

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Jeremy Piven wants you to know he's boring. Or, rather, he's nothing like Ari Gold, the brash, utterly tactless, yet somehow likable Hollywood agent he portrayed over eight seasons of HBO's Entourage—racking up three Emmys and a Golden Globe for best supporting actor. Piven grew up a long ...

Yellen Sees Gradual Pace of Rate Increases Starting This Year

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(Bloomberg) -- Chair Janet Yellen said she expects the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year, and that subsequent increases will be gradual without following a predictable path. “I expect that conditions may warrant an increase in the federal funds rate target sometime this year,” Yellen said ...

Oil Is Tumbling Again

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The price of crude is falling sharply this afternoon, and is down around 5 percent on the day. Earlier today, the Baker Hughes Rig Count showed the smallest decline in active rigs in months, one small sign that tapering off in drilling may be coming to an end.

9 basic concepts Americans fail to grasp

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To hear the far-right ideologues of Fox News and AM talk radio tell it, life in Europe is hell on Earth. Taxes are high, sexual promiscuity prevails, universal healthcare doesn’t work, and millions of people don’t even speak English as their primary language! Those who run around screaming ...

Why the Most Popular Cities Are Out of Reach for Young Professionals

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Here’s one sign that your rent is too high and you can’t afford to buy a home: You live in a city that isn’t building enough new houses and apartments to keep up with the pace of a growing population. That sounds elementary, but new research from Zillow ...

Analysis: Pakistan sings new song on drones now that it, not US, is using them

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Drones aren’t going anywhere.Israel’s drone export business, which has been the world’s largest for years, is booming as never before.After years of slamming the US for using drones in targeted killings on its soil in which civilians died as collateral damage, Pakistan announced on March 13 that its ...

We Could Stop Global Warming With This Fix—But It's Probably a Terrible Idea

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Back in the late 1990s, Ken Caldeira set out to disprove the "ludicrous" idea that we could reverse global warming by filling the sky with chemicals that would partially block the sun. A few years earlier, Mount Pinatubo had erupted in the Philippines, sending tiny sulfate particles—known as ...

Upset By Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Banks Debate Halting Some Campaign Donations

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By Emily Flitter NEW YORK, March 27 (Reuters) - Big Wall Street banks are so upset with U.S. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren's call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest, sources familiar with the discussions said.

Earth Hour

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Organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Hour encourages individuals, companies, organizations and Governments throughout the world to switch off their lights for one hour at 8:30 p.m., local time worldwide on 29 March. The event also recognizes that everyone’s involvement is needed in order ...

How a bee sting saved my life: poison as medicine

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Ellie Lobel was ready to die. Then she was attacked by bees. Christie Wilcox hears how venom can be a saviour. Ellie Lobel was 27 when she was bitten by a tick and contracted Lyme disease. And she was not yet 45 when she decided to give up ...

A Physicist Is Building a Time Machine to Reconnect With His Dead Father

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American theoretical physicist Dr. Ronald Mallett pours dry ice into a ring laser at a laboratory at the University of Connecticut on March 23, 2015. The hour is late. His scientific papers were published years ago, filled with equations wrought by the energies of a younger man. But ...

Earth Hour 2015

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"Climate Change is a people problem. This is the time to Use #YourPower. Join the global movement to #ChangeClimateChange." UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voices the United Nations' support for Earth Hour 2015! Visit to Use #YourPower to Change Climate Change today. SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe79,702Subscription preferences Loading...Loading... Working...SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe79,702Subscription preferences ...

Two Jurors On Opposite Sides Share Their Pao Vs. Kleiner Perspectives

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It’s been a very suspenseful day for all of those involved in the Pao vs. KPCB trial (well, maybe not “Sleeping Guy”). We had a verdict, and then suddenly we didn’t, because a juror had changed his mind on the walk up from the jury room to room ...

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