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May 8, 2012

LATEST World News, May 08, 2012


European Stocks Retreat Amid Greece Government Concern
BusinessWeek
By Sarah Jones on May 08, 2012 European stocks dropped after the leader ofGreece's biggest political party failed to reach an agreement on a new government following the weekend's elections. National Bank of Greece SA led a selloff in banks, ...
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German Bunds Advance on Greece Stalemate; Yields Drop to Records
BusinessWeek
By Lucy Meakin and David Goodman on May 08, 2012 German bunds advanced, pushing yields down to records, as Greek political leaders struggled for a second day to form a new government after inconclusive elections on the weekend.
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FINANCIAL News, Money, Banks, Economic and Financial Crisis, May 08, 2012

IMF Urges Stronger German Action To Help Tame Debt Crisis
Wall Street Journal
The IMF said prospects for a recovery in Germany are favorable, but the outlook is clouded by risks from the debt crisis. Berlin's top priorities should be spurring domestic-led growth, securing financial stability and helping to address the challenges ...
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Statement by the IMF Mission to Germany (Text)
BusinessWeek
In our view, the main risk facing Germany is an intensification of the euro areacrisis, which would spill over into Germany directly through real and financialchannels, and indirectly through dampened business and consumer sentiment.
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ENTERTAINMENT News, May 08, 2012

What financial reports reveal about entertainment
BusinessWeek
By AP April 12: Coinstar Inc. raises its first-quarter and full-year revenue guidance on the popularity of its Redbox movie business. Coinstar says recent price hikes didn't dampen movie rentals during the period as much as it thought they might.
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Disney Analysts Raise Forecasts After 'Avengers' Debut
BusinessWeek
The movie alone may generate as much as $1.35 billion in theaters, suggests Drew Crum, an analyst with Stifel Nicolaus & Co. With a more modest $1.1 billion box-office take, it would return as much as $250 million in profit, includingtelevision rights ...
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EARTHQUAKE News, May 08, 2012

New quake-proof Raj Bhavan for Tripura, old one to be Tagore museum
New York Daily News
'The fear over quakes has increased in Tripura after the massive earthquakefollowed by tsunami that hit Japan March last year, claiming thousands of lives and causing all-round destruction. Tripura Governor DY Patil had himself expressed his keenness ...
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Chile quake, tsunami altered ecosystems dramatically
msnbc.com
The magnitude 8.8 earthquake that hit Chile struck off an area of the coast where 80 percent of the population lives. The massivequake triggered a tsunami reaching about 30 feet (10 meters) high that wreaked havoc on coastal communities : It killed ...
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VOGUE News, May 08, 2012


Tyra Banks applauds Vogue for its new model policy
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Tyra Banks has applauded Vogue magazine for banning the use of models under the age of 16, insisting the new policy will have a profound affect on the industry. Last week, Vogue editors across the world adopted a new policy to protect the health of ...
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Skeptics doubt intentions behind Vogue's vow
Tulsa World
Skeptics wonder whether Vogue magazine's vow to ban models younger than 16 or those of any age with visible signs of eating disorders is more hype than health. The 19 editors of Vogue around the world made the promise Thursday, beginning with June ...
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ROBOTICS News, May 08, 2012


ROBOTICS

Vacuum robot is trilingual, knows witty dialect
KEYC TV
AP Sports News Video A man accused of abducting a mother and her three daughters was a family friend described as being like an uncle to the girls. The intense search for a man accused of abducting a Tennessee woman and her three daughters continued ...
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Vacuum robot talks 3 languages, plus witty dialect: 'I'm cool and feeling good.'
Washington Post
The Japanese electronics maker said Tuesday that the robot also speaks the Kansai dialect of southwestern Japan widely viewed as more comical and witty than standard Japanese. But its linguistic abilities are designed for fun, not for following complex ...
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FASHION Models News, May 08, 2012

Vogue launch international Health Initiative
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Those of you with a Vogue magazine subscription will be familiar with the gorgeous fashion models gracing the pages – young, thin and able to make a bin bag look good (not that you'll ever find a bin bag in Vogue, of course). For us mere mortals, ...
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Teen Bashes Fashion Ads for 'Fake' Photos
Discovery News
Of course it shouldn't surprise anyone that the fashion models Bluhm sees in magazines don't look like her (or ordinary women she passes on the street); after all, we can't all be models. Bluhm's real issue is with digitally altered photographs, ...
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DIED, May 08, 2012



Maurice Sendak, Author of Splendid Nightmares, Dies at 83
New York Times
Mr. Sendak, who died in a hospital, lived in Ridgefield, Conn. Roundly praised, intermittently censored and occasionally eaten, Mr. Sendak's books were essential ingredients of childhood for the generation born after 1960 or thereabouts, ...
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Children's author Maurice Sendak dies
Fox News
Washington – The celebrated author of children's books, Maurice Sendak, diedTuesday at a Connecticut hospital, The New York Times said. He was 83. Sendak, who won overnight fame in 1963 with the publication of "Where the Wild Things Are," died of ...
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CNN World News, May 08, 2012

International alert issued for fugitive Iraqi vice president
CNN
By the CNN Wire Staff Istanbul (CNN) -- Interpol has issued a "red notice" for Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, who is suspected of guiding and financing terrorist attacks in the country, the international police organization announced Tuesday.
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Al Qaeda's bomb-makers evolve, adapt and continue to plot
CNN International
By Paul Cruickshank, Tim Lister and Nic Robertson, CNN (CNN) -- Three months before he was killed by a US drone strike, Fahd al Quso, one of al Qaeda's top operatives in Yemen, spoke at length to a local journalist. He was asked why al Qaeda in the ...
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CELEBRITIES Gossip, May 08, 2012

CELEBRITIES

'Celebrity Apprentice': And the fired celebrities are...
Entertainment Weekly
Five contestants walked into tonight's episode of The Celebrity Apprentice, but only three walked out…which is to say that they were safe and two others were fired. Soooooo I guess technically they were the ones walking out seeing as they were fired ...
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Entertainment Weekly
Celebrities and wacky hats at the Kentucky Derby
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
(Matthew Stockman / Getty Images) LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Red Carpet/Celebrity Signing Moment: Cyndi Lauper signs a limited edition 6 Liter Moet & Chandon Imperial bottle for the brands philanthropic initiative "Sign for the Roses", on the red carpet ...
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BUSINESS News, May 08, 2012

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Aramark hires ex-Pepsi exec to succeed Neubauer as CEO
Philadelphia Inquirer
Eric J. Foss joined the privately held food-services and facilities-managementgiant as its new president and CEO Tuesday. Foss, 53, retired as CEO of Pepsi Beverages Co., a $20 billion division of the soft-drink maker, on Dec. 9.
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Working Saudi women can make great impact: Herfy CEO Al-Saied
Chicago Tribune
RIYADH — Water shortage, oil depletion, and rapidly increasing population are among the major challenges facing Saudi Arabia, according to Ahmed Al-Saied,CEO of Herfy Food Services Company. If overlooked or neglected these problems could cause ...
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BIOLOGY News, May 08, 2012

BIOLOGY
Reuters Science News Summary
Chicago Tribune
Like gigantic, long-necked, prehistoric cows, sauropod dinosaurs roamed widely around the Earth 150 million years ago, scientists reported in the journal Current Biology on Monday. Study finds psychopaths have distinct brain structure LONDON (Reuters) ...
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Reuters Odd News Summary
Chicago Tribune
Like gigantic, long-necked, prehistoric cows, sauropod dinosaurs roamed widely around the Earth 150 million years ago, scientists reported in the journal Current Biology on Monday. California seller of suicide kits sentenced for tax offense SAN DIEGO ...
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ASSOCIATED PRESS News, May 08, 2012

Report: Yahoo director who didn't catch fabrication in CEO's academic record ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Article by: AP FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2010 file photo, then PayPal president Scott Thompson, who in January 2012 was named CEO of Yahoo Inc., speaks at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Yahoo shareholder and New York hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb ...
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US employers posted 3.74 million March jobs
WHIO Dayton
AP FILE - In this March. 9, 2012, file photo, job candidates fill out forms for employment interviews at a job fair in Bell, Calif. The Labor Department said Tuesday, May 8, that US companies in March posted the highest number of job openings in nearly ...
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ASEAN News, May 08, 2012

Asean Banks Vie for Rank in Region
Wall Street Journal
At the same time, global banking brands such as Citigroup Inc. and HSBC Holdings PLC, are pulling back as they struggle with their operations in Europe and the US As much of the West flounders, ties between Asian countries and members of Asean are ...
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Wall Street Journal
Fachrizal, Setia, Thailand Embassy rule ASEAN Missions Men's Golf and Ladies ...
Chicago Tribune
RIYADH — The 2012 ASEAN Missions Men's Golf and Ladies Putting Tournament was held on a sun splashed day last week at the Dirab Golf &Country Club. Irvan Fachrizal, from the Indonesian Embassy, and Mursidi HJ Setia shared center stage after each won ...
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ACTIONAID News, May 08, 2012

Actionaid engages farmers on food security
Awoko
The programme, which was organized by the African Youth Coalition against Hunger (AYCAH) Sierra Leone, and funded by Actionaid, drew target groups from the seven district operational areas of Actionaid to put forward their ideas and concerns for the ...
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MOWAC under-resourced to disband witches camps – Dep. Minister
Myjoyonline.com
The Deputy Minister's comment is an apparent response toActionAid Ghana, a human rights advocacy organization which has blamed the Ministry of Women and Children's Affairs for the increasing numbers of witches camps across the country.
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MOST BEAUTIFUL Woman, Model, Actress, May 08, 2012


Beyonce: World's Most Beautiful Journalist?
Philadelphia Inquirer
In it, the World's Most Beautiful Woman, per People, talks about how taking a break from music changed her life. If she shows, Beyonce will receive the honor at the association's scholarship and awards banquet on May 15. If she doesn't, New York's NABJ ...
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Maggie Gyllenhaal has a baby girl, BeyoncĂ© named 'Most Beautiful'
Christian Science Monitor
The singer, who gave birth in January, last week was named People's "Most Beautiful Woman." Gyllenhaal's publicist said in an email Monday that the actress gave birth to Gloria Ray on April 19 in New York. No more details were provided.
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MYSPACE - Exclusive Interview: Carrie Underwood breaks down new track “One Way Ticket”, May 08, 2012


 "This week country superstar Carrie Underwood returned with her new album Blown Away. And as expected, it’s jam-packed with confessional verses, sing-along choruses and, of course, Underwood’s trademark smile, written all over each track.
Want to know more about what went into each track? Well, we did. So we got Carrie to open up about one of the album’s most instantly-catrchy, feel-good tunes, “One Way Ticket”. (Sample lyrics: “Put a little love back in your life/Get your feet up and just kick it, we’ve got a one-way ticket”) in an exclusive video interview that you can check out the exclusive video interview below."
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WEBMD - Heart Quiz: Heart Attacks and Cardiovascular Disease Myths and Facts, May 08, 2012

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SelfGrowth.com - Social Media University, May 08, 2012

"If you are not making money with Social Media, you are missing out on one of the most cost effective approaches to marketing available to you."
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PETITION SITE -Taiwan: Form a Separate Animal Protections Agency, May 08, 2012

Taiwan: Form a Separate Animal Protections Agency!

"Taiwan has earned a bad reputation for cruelty toward animals and leniency toward clear animal rights violations. On May 2, 2012, animal rights activists in Taipai proposed an independant agency dedicated to protecting the rights of animals."

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