Today: Friday, May 04, 2012

May 4, 2012

LATEST World News, May 04, 2012

Clinton presses China to help on global challenges, play responsible role in ...
Fox News
May 4, 2012: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, talks to Chinese President Hu Jintao, right, during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.AP BEIJING – US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday urged China to ...
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Subaru Announces PUMA® as New Team Sponsor for Three-car Global RallyCross ...
Sacramento Bee
By Subaru of America, Inc. CHERRY HILL, NJ, May 4, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. has announced the official sponsorship of sportslifestyle brand PUMA for the Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team. As part of the multi-year sponsorship agreement ...
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YAHOO News - Clinton applauds China allowing dissident to apply to study in U.S, May 04, 2012

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"BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday blind dissident Chen Guangcheng could apply to study abroad, a move praised by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and suggesting an end may be near to a diplomatic crisis between Beijing and Washington.
But rights activists sounded a note of caution over expectations of a quick way out for Chen, saying Beijing could be worried that appearing to be soft might embolden other challengers to Communist Party rule ahead of a power handover late this year."
Alexander Language Schools, Franchise Alexander Language Schools info@als-alexander.org or interalex1@yahoo.com

MODELS News, May 04, 2012


Vogue: Too-Skinny, Too-Young Models No Longer In
Fox News
Getty In an effort to project the image of healthy models, Vogue magazine is making a statement about its own models: Too-young and too-thin is no longer in. The 19 editors of Vogue magazines around the world made a pact to have healthy models on their ...
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Vogue bans too-skinny models from its pages
CBS News
NEW YORK — Vogue magazine, perhaps the world's top arbiter of style, is making a statement about its own models: Too young and too thin is no longer in. The 19 editors of Vogue magazines around the world made a pact to project the image of healthy ...
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WIKILEAKS News, May 04, 2012

Wikileaks Reveals US Support for Correa''s Opponents
Prensa Latina
04 de mayo de 2012, 10:48Quito, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Wikileaks revealed that in 2007, the United States supported banker Guillermo Lasso, currently the chief executive of the Bank of Guayaquil, to implement a structured plan to destabilize the ...
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Letter: Parallels in heroism between whistle-blowers Ellsberg, Manning
TCPalm
He reports on the talk given at Indian River State College by James Goodale regarding WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning and the First Amendment. I agree with Goodale First Amendment rights apply to WikiLeaks and Manning, the Uniform Code of Military Justice ...
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UNITED NATIONS News, May 04, 2012

World news in photos: Mali refugees face starvation
Seattle Post Intelligencer
(ABDELHAK SENNA/AFP/GettyImages) Photo: ABDELHAK SENNA, GettyImages / 2012 AFP A Malian refugge stands in front of an United Nations tent at Mbere refugee camp, near Bassiknou, southern Mauritania, near the border with Mali.
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Images: Adam Yauch with the Beastie Boys
Chicago Daily Herald
Associated Press file photo, 1994 Adam Yauch attends a special evening to honor artist Ross Bleckner's appointment as Goodwill Ambassador at theUnited Nations. Associated Press file photo, 2009 Beastie Boys Adam “MCA” Yauch, left, Adam “Adrock” ...
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TORONTO STAR News, May 04, 2012

Toronto Star shoots back after reporter run-in with Mayor Ford
CityNews
The Toronto Star shot back Friday after one of its city hall reporters was questioned by police about a run-in with Mayor Rob Ford on Wednesday evening. The Star took a jab at Ford with an editorial cartoon that read: “Mayor chases, catches and eats ...
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Daniel Dale: The Toronto Star reporter who became the story
Hamilton Spectator
DANIEL DALE Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale addresses reporters outside 22 Division in Etobicoke after being interviewed by police on Thursday about his encounter the night before with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Rob Ford chased and confronted a Toronto ...
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FRANCHISE News, May 04, 2012

Franchise
Fireman's Contractors, Inc. Launches Proprietary Construction Management ...
MarketWatch (press release)
DALLAS, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fireman's Contractors, Inc. (OBB:FRCN) (otcqb:FRCN), a commercial contractor offering business-to-business commercial franchises and services in the pavement maintenance and parking lot maintenance ...
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IslandTime Treasures Launches National Franchise Expansion
Blue MauMau
... the founders are now awarding mobile unit and retail kiosk or cart franchiseopportunities to qualified individuals nationwide. While visiting their home states of North and South Dakota last year, franchising veteran Lonnie Helgerson and his wife ...
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ARAB League News, May 04, 2012

Analysis: West doubtful of UN Syria peace push, no "Plan B"
Reuters
But with Russia firmly behind UN-Arab League mediator Kofi Annan's six-point peace plan to end the conflict between government forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and opposition fighters determined to oust him, Western powers have little choice ...
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Syria peace plan 'on track' despite violence
BBC News
The peace plan for Syria negotiated by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan is "on track", despite reports of ceasefire violations, his spokesman says. Ahmed Fawzi told a news conference in Geneva that a crisis which had been going on for over a year was ...
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ASIA News, May 04, 2012

Asian Stocks Drop for Second Day, Won Weakens, Kiwi Rises
Bloomberg
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index slipped 0.5 percent at 8:55 am inNew York and the Stoxx Europe 600 Index (SXXP) lost 1.2 percent, with both down more than 1 percent for the week. Benchmark gauges in Russia and India retreated at least 1.9 percent.
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Bloomberg
India Today Group Websites Touch a new Milestone, Gets 4th Rank
Sacramento Bee
As per the March 2012 report of comScore, The India Today Group websites were visited by 5.9 million internet users, all aged 15 years and above. The multi-dimensional India Today Group is one of the leading media groups in Asiathat publishes 37 ...
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INTERNET News, May 04, 2012

RentJuice Unveils New Mobile App, Enables Brokers and Agents to Grab Rental ...
MarketWatch (press release)
... iPhone and iPad applications, which gives brokers and agents a distinct advantage in fielding leads. Agents can immediately respond to new leads, communicate and share content with them, and trigger RentJuice's convenientonline leasing process.
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Amazon's Kindle Fire sales fall as iPad lead grows
San Francisco Chronicle
CLOUD COMPUTING Dropbox pairs with Samsung Dropbox, a provider ofonline storage, is partnering with Samsung Electronics to preload its application on smart phones and tablets running Google's Android operating system. The app will come installed on ...
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BEST Anything, May 04, 2012

BEST
London dubbed world's best city by TripAdvisor; City tops Travellers' Choice ...
New York Daily News
London has been named the world's best destination by travel review site TripAdvisor, as it continues preparations to host the 2012 Olympic Games. The city fended off competition from runners up New York and Rome to be named top in the annual ...
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New York Daily News
NY's Best Cheap Eats Picked by Top Chefs
BusinessWeek
I asked chefs and restaurateurs from the US and around the world where they go for simple, inexpensive food. Here's what they had to say. April Bloomfield (Spotted Pig, New York): “Thai Son in Chinatown has great, inexpensive Vietnamese food.
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EARTHQUAKE News, May 04, 2012

Moderate quake jolts western Iran, injures 8
Washington Examiner
AP TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A moderate earthquake jolted a small town in western Iran near the Iraqi border on Thursday, injuring eight people and damaging buildings, Iranian media reported. The magnitude 5.5 quake hit the sparsely populated area near the ...
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Chile's Missing Beaches Return After Quake
Discovery News
After one of strongest earthquakes in history shook southern Chile and scourged the coastline with a tsunami on Feb. 27, 2010, many of the human-made structures were demolished. After years of being kept in check by seawalls, beach sand made a comeback ...
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LOS ANGELES TIMES News, May 04, 2012








Charles Higham dies at 81; controversial celebrity biographer
Los Angeles Times
(Los Angeles Times) By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles TimesCharles Higham, a poet, critic and prolific celebrity biographer who found political and sexual intrigue in the lives of Hollywood icons such as Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich and, most controversially ...
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Los Angeles Times
ICE agent killed in Carson; teenage son arrested
Los Angeles Times
(Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times / May 3, 2012) By Matt Stevens and Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times One of his daughters was off to college, the other was on her way there, and his son, the youngest of his three children, had decided he wanted to ...
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ABC News, Australia, May 04, 2012

Call for ABC, SBS to be beyond watchdog's reach
The Age
That came to light last month when the ABC's own complaints handling system found an ABC News Online report on the coal seam gas industry had made ''errors of judgment''. The complainant, industry body Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration ...
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Australian man graduates at 97, again!
Zee News
Allan Stewart earned his Master of Clinical Science degree from Southern Cross University at Lismore, proving that "you are never too old and it's never too late to study", ABC News reported. "This afternoon's graduation surpasses his own Guinness ...
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LIBYA News, May 04, 2012

Ex-Libya PM says Gaddafi funded Sarkozy campaign -lawyer
Chicago Tribune
TUNIS (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi's former prime minister, in jail in neighboring Tunisia, says the ousted Libyan leader funded French President Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign to the tune of 50 million euros ($66 million), according to his ...
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Belgium thinks Gaddafi laundered cash through embassy
Reuters
| BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's family members may have used the Libyan embassy in Belgium to launder government funds before the country slid into civil war last year, a Belgian financial fraud watchdog said on Friday.
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MONEY MORNING - The Fate of the Eurozone Hangs on Sunday's French Elections, May 04, 2012

"It now looks as though Nicolas Sarkozy's days are numbered. In the balance lies the fate of the Eurozone itself.
It appears Socialist Francois Hollande will win the French election runoff on Sunday and that June's legislative elections will give the Socialists a powerful position in France's parliament.
Added to these developments is the good chance that both the major existing parties in Greece's parliament, which had jointly agreed to the bailout deal, will be voted out of office on Sunday as well and replaced by a motley set of far-lefties.
"Alexander Language Schools, Franchise Alexander Language Schools info@als-alexander.org or interalex1@yahoo.com

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN News, May 04, 2012

Worth Pitching? Intelligent alien dinosaurs
Scientific American (blog)
On my last post on pitching, regarding a throwaway paragraph on intelligent alien dinosaurs, a commenter and fellow Scientific American blogger did note that the author of that paper, Ron Breslow, is a very highly respected scientist, and wondered why ...
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Indian Researchers Develop Software to Stop Cyber Attack Bots
Scientific American (blog)
The botnet problem, in particular, is not only growing, it's evolving, according to computer scientists and engineers at Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) in Mumbai, India. Whereas much of the work done to combat botnets has focused on ...
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TIME Magazine News, May 04, 2012

National Magazine Awards 2012: 'Time' Grabs Top Prize; 'New York' Wins Three
Huffington Post
Rick Stengel, managing editor of Time magazine, which won the coveted "Magazine of the Year" prize. NEW YORK -- NBC News anchor Brian Williams joked with attendees at Thursday night's National Magazine Awards dinner that given all the categories being ...
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Time Magazine Awards Christian Athletes High Honors: Tebow and Lin listed in ...
Albany Times Union
Deeper Calling Media is taking the lead in the online Christian booksellers recognition of two celebrated Christian athletes - Tim Tebow, and Jeremy Lin - both recently named to the prestigious TIME 100 “. Time magazine releases an annual recognition ...
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FORBES News, May 04, 2012

Dear GE: You Can Do Better!
Forbes
According to Forbes, GE was recognized as the top company in the globalHay Group survey for the third year in a row because of the way we develop leaders and promote innovation. “Respectfully, these blogs about GE seem based on outdated perceptions or ...
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iShares S and P Global Technology Sector Index Fund Experiences Big Outflow
Forbes
Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the iShares S&PGlobal Technology Sector Index Fund (AMEX: IXN) where we have detected an approximate $17.3 million dollar ...
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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC News, May 04, 2012

Write a Love Letter to the Ocean, Get Your Tweet Shown in Times Square
National Geographic
(Watch the Launch Live in Times Square on May 4th: http://bit.ly/theBluNYC) For example, I recently tweeted: Dearest ocean, I love it when I step into u sometimes u get all crazy and crash on top of me reminding me of who's really in charge.
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Top 10 Keynote Speakers to Motivate Your Sales Team
Connectus.net (press release)
Dan Buettner is an internationally recognized researcher, explorer, New York Times bestselling author and National Geographic Fellow. Buettner'sNational Geographic cover story on longevity, “The Secrets of Living Longer” was one of their top-selling ...
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NBC News, May 04, 2012

NBC Politics Launches Free Elections App for iPad and iPhone
Mashable
“This all-access, easy-to-navigate resource puts the full power of NBC News in your hands, from the top headlines and stories to innovative features that allow serious political junkies to dig even deeper.” For you political geography geeks out there, ...
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Stevens: Union Rags will beat talented Derby field
USA TODAY
By Gary Stevens, Special to USA TODAY NBC analyst Gary Stevens is a former jockey who won the Kentucky Derby with Winning Colors (1988), Thunder Gulch (1995) and Silver Charm (1997) during a Hall of Fame career that extended from 1979 to 1999.
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