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Suprise! Eric Cantor Lands $3.4 Million Job on Wall Street

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After Rep. Eric Cantor lost his primary to a tea party challenger in June, he could have stayed on as a lame duck, collecting his salary and voting as a full member of Congress through January 2015. Instead, Cantor decided to step down from his job as the ...

WFP Reaches A Record Number Of People Inside Syria With Food Assistance

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AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) dispatched food to a record-breaking number of 4.1 million people inside war-ravaged Syria in August due to improved access with increased cross-line operations within Syria and more cross-border convoys. Over the last six weeks, WFP and partners crossed lines ...

Inflation Is Still the Great Bogeyman of the Rich

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Paul Krugman is trying to figure out why wealthy elites are so damn obsessed with the dangers of moderately higher inflation. After all, in a deep recession, inflation is likely to spur economic growth, and that helps rich folks. Their assets increase in value and they become even richer. So what's their problem? In a post yesterday, Krugman refers to my suggestion that it's mostly a case of septaphobia, or fear of the 70s. The idea here is that inflation really did run out of control in the 70s, and ...

Putin Brags About How Fast He Could Take Ukraine

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Vladimir Putin has said Russian forces could conquer the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, in two weeks if he so ordered, the Kremlin has confirmed. Moscow declined to deny that the president had spoken of taking Kiev in a phone conversation on Friday with José Manuel Barroso, the outgoing president of the European commission....Barroso asked Putin about the presence of Russian troops in eastern Ukraine. Nato says there are at least 1,000 Russian forces on the wrong side of the border. The Ukrainians put the figure at 1,600. "The problem is not ...

Angelo Mozilo Speaks: No Villainy at Countrywide

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Six years after he lost control of the largest mortgage lender in the U.S., and days after news that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles plans to sue him, the Countrywide Financial Corp. founder is baffled by a new effort to punish him, proud of past triumphs ...

Merkel Says Europe Won’t Allow Russia ‘Attack’ on Ukraine

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union will press ahead with tougher sanctions against Russia as evidence mounts that President Vladimir Putin is behind “attacks” on Ukraine. “It’s become ever clearer that, from the beginning, this hasn’t been about a conflict within Ukraine, but a conflict between ...

Germany Resists Calls for ECB Aid in Euro Growth Dilemma

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German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said deficit-fueled growth leads to economic decline, signaling discord with Italy and France as euro-area policy makers seek ways to avoid deflation and spur growth. With France urging a stronger role for monetary policy to help spark its stagnant economy, Chancellor Angela Merkel ...

Iraq: Massive UNHCR Aid Operation

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The UN refugee agency is conducting a massive aid operation to assist some 500,000 Iraqis displaced by conflict in northern Iraq. It includes airlifts, and transport of aid by road and sea.Meet some of the families who have fled their homes, including Yasir, who carried his disabled father ...

Greensmith to Deploy Aqueous, Lithium-Ion and Flow Batteries for Grid Storage

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As the energy storage market develops and shakes out, it's worth keeping an eye on Greensmith. The startup is a software developer and system integrator that has attracted investment, personnel and a growing roster of turnkey energy storage projects. Last week, Greensmith CEO John Jung told Greentech Media ...

Scientists criticise new “open access” journal which limits research-sharing with copyright

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Restrictive copyright licenses and expensive submission fees have led to a significant number of scientists to criticise Science Advances, a new journal due to launch next year, for failing to live up to its open access principles. One hundred and fifteen scientists have signed an open letter to ...

Police Arrest Young Black Politician For Distributing Voting Rights Leaflets

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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA—The stars of North Carolina’s Moral Mondays movement took the stage Monday at Charlotte’s Marshall Park to condemn the state’s record on voter suppression and racial profiling, and urge the community to organize and turn out at the polls this November. Just a few hundred feet ...

US government labs plan biohazard-safety sweep

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The unexpected discovery of smallpox in a refrigerator at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, on 9 July has apparently sparked some soul searching in the US government. On 27 August, the NIH designated September as “National Biosafety Stewardship Month,” encouraging researchers to inventory ...

For Labor Day, a look at the state of underemployment

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Labor Day is intended to honor working Americans. But six years after the financial panic that nearly sank the U.S. economy, it’s the millions of Americans who aren’t working, or working less than they want to, who pose a challenge to policymakers and a are major contributor to ...

Tocomail For Gmail Offers Parental Controls And Monitoring For Teens’ First Gmail Account

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A company called Tocomail earlier this year launched a mobile application designed to be kids’ first email service, built with the parental controls and protections such an app would require, while allowing kids to write simple messages and send drawings to pre-approved family and friends. Now Tocomail is ...

How Movies Trick Your Brain Into Empathizing With Characters

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In today's business world, disruption is a constant force that never lets up. At the annual WIRED Business Conference: Disruptive by Design, we celebrate the creative power of bold new ideas and the people that make them happen.See the event > WIRED.com © 2014 Condé Nast. All rights ...

LinkedIn Sales Navigator Comes To iOS As A Standalone App

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LinkedIn over the weekend launched a standalone version of its “Sales Navigator” service, which is now available on iOS only. The addition of the new, native application follows a recent overhaul for Sales Navigator that saw it split off as its own product, rather than a set of ...

How corals stir up their world

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Coral reefs may look static to the naked eye, but scientists have now seen "violent" activity on their surface. Using powerful microscopes, researchers filmed tiny hairs on the surface of corals "stirring up" surrounding water. They say that these swirls of water draw nutrients towards the coral, and ...

Vandrico Wants To Become The Wearables Platform For The Workplace

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If you know about Vandrico, it’s probably because of the company’s cool wearables database we featured earlier this year. That wasjust a byproduct of Vandrico’s research, however. What the company is really about is bringing wearables into the workplace. I first met Vandrico co-founders Kenna MacKenzie and Gonzalo ...

The Indiewire 2014 Fall Preview: The 18 Films We've Alrea

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Any movie that's billed as an Iranian vampire Western is worthy of consideration, but "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night" also happens to be really good film. The movie, from first-time feature director Ana Lily Amirpour, takes place in an imaginary Iranian town (and shot in L.A.),

Turkey: Internet Freedom, Rights in Sharp Decline

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(Istanbul) – Turkey, the host of a UN-sponsored Internet forum September 2-5, 2014 in Istanbul, has an abysmal record of protecting free expression online. In recent months, the Turkish government has expanded its powers to censor online content and to monitor Internet activity without independent oversight. The Internet Government Forum (IGF), an annual meeting convened by the United Nations secretary-general, brings together governments, civil society, and others as equal partners to discuss public policy issues related to the Internet. “Turkey’s ruling party has responded to criticism of its policies by ...

Will Texas Get Away With Discriminating Against Voters?

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Imani Clark, Aurica Washington, Crystal Owens and Michelle Bessiake are students at Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern University, two historically black colleges in Texas. They do not have a driver’s license or own a car, and do not possess one of the five forms of government-issued identification ...

U.K. Factory Index Drops to 14-Month Low on Global Risks

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While the report signals continued growth in manufacturing, it also highlights that Britain’s economy may lose momentum as a stagnant euro area and the conflict in Ukraine damp sentiment and demand. Close While the report signals continued growth in manufacturing, it also highlights that Britain’s economy may lose ...

How to boycott Israel: updated guidelines for academics

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The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) recently updated its guidelines on how to apply the international academic boycott of Israel. This comes at a crucial moment – in the wake of Israel’s latest spasm of horrifying destruction and mass killing in Gaza,

Salaita firing shows where Zionism meets neoliberalism at US universities

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Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign participate in a 26 August rally calling for the reinstatement of Steven Salaita. In the past ten months, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) administration has done two things of note: rejected the American Studies Association (ASA) vote to ...

The Wealth Gap Between Rich And Poor Americans Is Affecting Our Diets

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Americans’ diets have gradually been improving, but the gains aren’t being shared equally across socioeconomic lines, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. Low-income people’s diets have gotten worse over the past decade as richer people’s nutrition has been ...

Mashr Resurrects A Tinder Experiment To Make You A Match Maker

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In May 2013, Tinder introduced Matchmaker, a way for users of the popular dating app to introduce their Facebook friends to each other. “Right now introductions are a very difficult process,” Tinder Ceo Sean Rad said at the time. “They’re slow, they’re socially awkward. This is socially a ...

Green Jobs: Ballard, Stem, WaterSmart, CPV, Sol Systems, 1Energy, SunEdison

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Randall MacEwen has been named CEO of fuel-cell developer Ballard Power Systems. Previously, MacEwen was EVP of Stuart Energy Systems, an onsite hydrogen production company, and CEO of Solar Integrated Technologies. John Sheridan, the current CEO of Ballard, is retiring after serving in that role since 2006. Stem,

ACLU v Clapper Oral Arguments Phone Record

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The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City hears oral argument in ACLU v. Clapper, which challenges the National Security… read moreThe Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City hears oral argument in ACLU v. Clapper, which challenges the National Security Agency’s (NSA) phone records surveillance program. The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to end the program. close

Israel seizes most West Bank land in 30 years

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Wadi Fukin, occupied West Bank - Residents of Wadi Fukin have grown accustomed to the sounds of construction. This lush village, which sits just west of Bethlehem along the Green Line, is surrounded on three sides by Israeli settlements that are constantly growing. Dotted with olive trees and ...

Dispatches: Time to Stand up for Bahrain’s Dissidents

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Many Bahraini activists have borne the brunt of their government’s unjust laws, unfair convictions and unlawful tactics, but few have resisted with such steely resolve as the activists in the al-Khawaja family. Maryam al-Khawaja’s August 30 arrest on charges of assaulting a police officer at Manama airport –allegedly ...

Michael Sam: Out of the Closet, Out of the NFL?

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St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam during an NFL preseason football game against the Miami Dolphins. August 28, 2014. Miami Gardens, Florida (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) The tweet sent by one of my favorite football writers, Mike Freeman speaks volumes: “GM tells me: ‘Teams want to sign Michael ...

Thailand: Migrant Children Locked Up

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Rohingya women and children who arrived by boat from Burma pass the time at a closed shelter in Phang Nga, Thailand, in October 2013. Thailand holds thousands of migrant children in detention each year, causing them physical and emotional harm, Human Rights Watch said in a report released ...

Press Fit Standing Desk Review: An Affordable Option With U.S. Manufacturing And Materials

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A standing desk is a resource for the home office that’s increasingly common, but they’re still not affordable or convenient in most cases. The Press Fit standing desk began life as a Kickstarter project designed to fix both those problems, with an innovative standing desk design that’s easy ...

AnandTech Founder Anand Shimpi Is Heading To Apple

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A day after announcing his retirement from writing, it’s come to light that veteran journalist Anand Shimpi will soon be joining Apple. The move, which was first reported by Re/code earlier today, was confirmed by the company. Shimpi spent 17 years building the site AnandTech, focusing mostly on ...

Twitter’s Timeline Could Get (More) Algorithmic

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Twitter has changed significantly over the past 8 years. With every new product manager and leadership cadre there have been attempts to make it more accessible to new users and more sticky for existing ones. But the biggest changes may yet be ahead as Twitter considers altering the ...

What Students Really Carry Back To School

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Back-to-school stories are click fodder. They allow for marketers to feel they are directly addressing a group of easy marks. After all, when is your life more insecure than on the cusp of a grade change or a trip to college? The world, then, is in upheaval, you ...

Quick test for malaria shows promise

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A health worker performs a blood test on children at a malaria clinic in Thailand's Kanchanaburi province. A device that fits on a table can diagnose malaria infection by detecting a by-product of the parasite’s growth in the blood. If the technique can be demonstrated to work in ...

EVs and Energy Storage Pave the Road to a Clean Energy Future

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Vic Shao, Green Charge NetworksSeptember 01, 2014|0 Comments“The times they are a' changin'.” So goes Bob Dylan's classic song from the '60s, and that's certainly the case when it comes to how we generate, distribute, use and store electricity. Having made great strides in enhancing performance and reliability and reducing costs, growing government support and incentives for intelligent energy storage solutions adds significant impetus to the growing wave of change sweeping across the U.S. power sector. With far more distributed renewable power generation online than any other U.S. state,

Here’s What We Know So Far About The Celebrity Photo Hack

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As you will by now have probably read, around 100 women celebrities (including Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian) have had naked and explicit pictures seemingly hacked from their iCloud accounts and published online, first on 4Chan and now all over the place. As a reminder, iCloud automatically ...

These Designers Are Betting Men and Women Will Buy the Exact Same Outfits

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The difference between women's wear and menswear is almost meaningless, so long as you're a woman: boyfriend jeans, slouchy button downs, and loafers are all fair game. The reverse isn’t quite so easy. Try to put a man -- even a famous pop star -- into harem pants ...

Yohann Is An iPad Stand Jony Ive Could Be Proud Of

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I didn’t think I’d ever get excited about an iPad stand. But the Yohann, designed by Swiss architect Berend Frenzel, ticks all of my boxes. First up, it’s a thing of beauty, with an incredibly simple but clever — why didn’t I think of that — design. It’s ...

Beyond 'no means no': the future of campus rape prevention is 'yes means yes'

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Survivors from California to New York say universities are failing students. But a once-in-a-generation moment might be upon us While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier ...

Palestinian lawmaker resists banishment, tells occupiers they must go

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Palestinian Legislative Council member Khalida Jarrar is resisting an Israeli occupation order to banish her from her home in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank to the district of Jericho for six months. Jarrar has set up a protest camp at the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) — the ...

How three students created Nigeria's online jobs giant

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Three students had time on their hands in the summer of 2009 when their university lecturers in Nigeria went on strike. Instead of slacking off, Ayodeji Adewunmi, Olalekan Olude and Opeyemi Awoyemi started an online job search company. Five years later their start-up, Jobberman, has got a multi-million ...

Australia's Renewable Industry Imperiled Pending Policy Review

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Natalie Obiko Pearson, BloombergSeptember 01, 2014|0 CommentsNEW DELHI -- A government-appointed panel gave Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott two options to cut emissions more cheaply: either scrap or weaken its main clean energy program. Accepting either would imperil A$20 billion ($19 billion) of existing projects and shut ...

National Service volunteers in Eilat now eligible for free public transport

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National Service volunteers who live and serve in the city of Eilat will now be eligible for public transportation on all lines throughout the country, including those to and from Eilat, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz announced on Tuesday.Your comment must be approved by a moderator before being published ...

(2014/09/02) Victim blaming after hacker steals celebrity nudes, Stop and Frisk is a bigger problem than armored vehicles

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Episode #1074: Allison and Jamie yell at the author of a dumb email, followed by a discussion of victim-blaming following a hacker stealing some celebrity nudes, and two cities in California get rid of armored vehicles, which is great, but pales in comparison to the problem of Stop ...

Mola Mola at Wied Il Mielah, Gozo, 21-0-2014

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A once in a lifetime experience. The video is a bit shaky as I am trying to outswim the Mola Mola to get it from all sides. It was .. impressive...

IDF kills Palestinian driver who bursts through checkpoint, endangering soldier

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A Palestinian driver attempted to charge through an IDF checkpoint at Eyal, north of Kalkilya in the West Bank on Tuesday afternoon, army sources said. The vehicle was found to contain several Palestinians who tried to enter Israel illegally.The incident ensued when a soldier from the Kfir brigade ...

Startup Mentors — How Do You Filter Out The Good, The Bad And The Ugly?

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In light of the recent brouhaha over the actions of a particular European investor who had a habit of attaching himself to accelerators as a ‘mentor’, it seems an appropriate time to do a quick rundown on the kinds of things entrepreneurs need to look for in genuine ...
 

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