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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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,

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Senegal children face modern-day slavery

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Dakar, Senegal - Like thousands of child beggars in Senegal, Abdou Kane, four, is always barefoot and carrying a bowl and clothes that he wears for weeks - even months - without washing them. Known as talibés - an Arabic word for pupil - an estimated 50,000 street ...

Israel news, Middle East & Judaism f

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Rozen-Edelman, who teaches 7-12 graders, recounted a horrifying summer, running to her bomb shelter within the 15 seconds alarm frame. After cancellations from Neil Young, the Backstreet Boys and more, Gaga's artRAVE tour to stop in Israel as scheduled. As the school year starts, we take a look ...

Banner Day for Bluefin

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A bright new chapter for bluefin tuna has begun. NOAA Fisheries just issued a strong final amendment Aug. 29 for protecting these giants of the ocean. With the promulgation of implementing regulations, the new amendment will help stop western Atlantic bluefin—and approximately 80 other types of marine wildlife—from ...

Investor Pavel Curda Dumped By Euro Accelerators After Sleazy Emails

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Pavel Curda, the European Angel investor and ‘mentor’ who became the centre of a media maelstrom after admitting to emailing point-blank requests for sex to tech business woman at a conference, has been shunned by the tech accelerators he continues to list as working with him. Curda has ...

This Labor Day, Reflect On Diversity And The Future

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2014 is the year that work became a central point of discussion in Silicon Valley. For the engineers and knowledge workers in the region, issues of diversity and inclusion finally got their turn in the limelight, forcing us to question our deeply-held views about the meritocracy of Silicon ...

How much has the ice bucket challenge achieved?

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The media is reaching saturation point in its coverage of the ice bucket challenge. But what has actually been achieved? The format is simple - somebody has water, often full of ice cubes, dumped over their head. They then nominate people they know to undertake the same challenge.

Gruesome evidence of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq as Islamic State moves to wipe out minorities

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Fresh evidence uncovered by Amnesty International indicates that members of the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) have launched a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq, carrying out war crimes, including mass summary killings and abductions, against ethnic and religious minorities. A new briefing,

Palestinian official: Israel imperils Gaza cease-fire if it ignores talks

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, right, confers with Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon.. (photo credit:HAIM ZACH/GPO) Israel risks nullifying the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip if the Netanyahu government doesn't send an official representative to the Cairo negotiations that are set to re-start sometime this month, a Palestinian official is ...

Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains, by Susan Greenfield

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Lapid slams West Bank land appropriation: Why anger US and world?

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Finance Minister Yair Lapid slammed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for his decision to appropriate 4,000 dunams (1,000 acres) of land in the West Bank, saying the decision damages Israel."We need more measured policy conduct, and not to generate unnecessary disputes with the United States and the world," he ...

The 2014 World Cities Day Challenge: champion your city's best idea

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Guardian Cities and UN-Habitat want to hear one idea, pioneered by your city, that other cities should adopt. Could you be the person to represent your city? This 31 October, it will be time to dress up, show off your best ideas and maybe even scare a few ...


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One of the larger species of sea turtles, the loggerhead turtle ranges from 200-400 pounds (90 - 180 kg) and up to 4 feet in length (1.2 meters). They occur throughout temperate and tropical regions of the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans. One of the most abundant of ...

Michael Sam, Who Is Better At Football Than You Will Ever Be At Anything, Has Been Cut By the Rams

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Narcissists Self-Involved Enough To Recognize Their Narcissism

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The simple question “To what extent do you agree with this statement: I am a narcissist” is about as good at identifying narcissists as a forty-question clinical assessment. Erika Beras reports. Here’s an easy way to find out if someone is a narcissist. Just ask them. That’s according ...

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