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May 11, 2012

LATEST World News, May 11, 2012

Must-Reads from Around the World, May 11, 2012
TIME (blog)
By TIME.com | May 11, 2012 | + Fruit Flare-Up – China's turned to a new weapon in its dispute with the Philippines over contested South China Sea islands. State-run People's Daily gleefully reports that “fruit from the Philippines will receive stricter ...
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TIME (blog)
NPC International, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2012 Results
MarketWatch (press release)
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 11, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NPCInternational, Inc. (the "Company"), today reported results for its first fiscal quarter ended March 27, 2012. -- Comparable store sales increased 5.1% rolling over a decrease of (4.7)% last year ...
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Consumers International : A new vision of European consumer policy, May 11, 2012


"For consumer activists around the globe, the year 1962 is irrevocably linked with President John F. Kennedy’s address to the US Congress in which he formally raised the issue of consumer rights. But 1962 was also the year in which consumer organisations from six European countries came together to found The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC). This year marks the 50 anniversary of both occasions.
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TIME Magazine News, May 11, 2012

Time Magazines cover mom defends breastfeeding picture
Politico
The mother featured in Time Magazine's provocative breastfeeding cover photo stopped by the “Today” show on Friday with her son to discuss the “media craze” sparked by the controversial image. “I understand some of the breastfeeding advocates are ...
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Politico
Time magazine cover photographer: Image patterned after 'Madonna and Child'
WSBT-TV
By Rob Manker, Chicago Tribune reporter The photographer who shot the controversial Time magazine cover of a nearly 4-year-old boy standing and suckling at the breast of his 26-year-old mother says the pose was patterned after imagesof the "Madonna ...
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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN News, May 11, 2012

Susan Cosier: Good environmental writing takes 'time, effort, and poetry'
Mongabay.com
... went back to the same institution where she earned a Master's degree in Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting. Her work has appeared in E/The Environmental Magazine, Wildlife Conservation Society publications, andScientific American Mind.
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Mongabay.com
Can Physics and Philosophy Get Along?
New York Times (blog)
(Krauss somewhat moderates his views in a recent Scientific American article.) Krauss' mistake: his belief that scientific experiment is the “ultimate arbiter of truth” about the world. I'd like to see if I can raise the level of the discussion a bit.
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NBC News, May 11, 2012

Top 5 Sports Stories
Huffington Post
Sports told this story of how he announced every name the same, except for Derek Jeter. In Beane's own words via fangraphs.com "I pause just a little longer between the Derek and the Jeter. He knows it, too. After one game, he came up to me in the ...
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Western Conference final preview
USA TODAY
By Kevin Allen, USA TODAY Situation: The best-of-seven Western Conference final will start Sunday in Phoenix (8 pm ET, NBC Sports Network). Game 2 is Tuesday. Remaining games are TBA. By Kirby Lee, US Presswire Center Mike Richards gives the Los ...
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EARTHQUAKE News, May 11, 2012

Quake forecasts coming to Utah
Salt Lake Tribune
For instance, the most recent forecast in the Bay Area (2008) projects a two out of three chance of a 6.7 magnitude or greater quake within 30 years, said Ivan Wong, an Oakland, Calif., seismologist and chairman of the working group on Utah earthquake ...
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Quake study offers new clues on a California fault's mystery
Los Angeles Times
(Tim Pyle, Caltech / May 11, 2012) By quake or quagmire, Washington Monument sinks 2 inches since 1884 By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times Thanks to a new method of modeling earthquakes, scientists may now understand why the Parkfield segment of the San ...
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DIED, May 11, 2012

Pioneering pilot 'Mama Bird' dies at 102
Sky News Australia
Pioneering pilot 'Mama Bird' dies at 102 Updated: 05:12, Saturday May 12, 2012 Pioneering female pilot Evelyn Bryan Johnson, who held the Guinness world record for most hours in the air for a female pilot, hasdied at age 102, a US funeral home says.
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Pulitzer winning war photographer Horst Faas dies at 79
Indian Express
AP : New York, Sat May 12 2012, 01:18 hrs As chief of photo operations for The Associated Press in Saigon for a decade beginning in 1962, Horst Faas didn't just cover the fighting, he also recruited and trained new talent from among foreign and ...
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CBS World News, Mar 11, 2012

Afternoon News Update 5/11
WRGB
Get up to the minute information from New York State in ourTop Stories section! Watch your news at noon live right here! Watch the CBS News Live Feed for news stories as they happen! WRGB - TV Channel 6 News : : News - Top Stories - Afternoon News ...
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WRGB
2 molecular biologists get $500K Albany Med prize
WRGB
Get up to the minute information from New York State in ourTop Stories section! Watch your news at noon live right here! Watch the CBS News Live Feed for news stories as they happen! WRGB - TV Channel 6 News : : News - Top Stories - 2 molecular ...
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BBC World News, May 11, 2012

'Save the planet', science leaders urge G8 governments
BBC News
By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News Leaders of the global science community have issued joint statements to world leaders meeting at the G8 summit later this month in the US. National science academies from 15 countries have called on the ...
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BBC News
Guides claim lack of female role models 'could be damaging'
BBC News
Tracey Murray, head of guiding development, told the BBCthat the "glitzy champagne lifestyle" of some celebrities is giving girls an unrealistic view on what life is really like. "The type of role models that they were talking to us about tended to ...
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ASIA News, May 11, 2012

Aussie Set for Second Weekly Drop on Stocks, China Output
Bloomberg
The MSCI Asia Pacific Index (MXAP) of shares fell 1 percent today and is poised for a second week of losses. Trade Failure JPMorgan Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said the company lost money on synthetic credit securities after an “egregious” ...
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Asian Markets Fall Before China Data; Banking Stocks Slide
Wall Street Journal
... otherwise we could have seen a positive start for Asian risk assetstoday," said Stan Shamu, markets strategist at IG Markets. Major banks in the region fell, with Nomura Holdings down by 3.2%, Australia andNew Zealand Banking Group falling 0.6%, ...
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ASEAN News, May 11, 2012

Malaysia's FDRS System May Be Expanded To Include Asean Countries
Bernama
By Alan Ting KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 (Bernama) -- The national Fire Danger Rating System (FDRS) may be expanded to include otherASEAN countries in order to provide early warning on potential fire occurrences, said Natural Resources and Environment ...
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ASEAN plus Three Labor Ministers Meeting wraps up in Cambodia
Philippine Star
PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) - The 7th ASEAN Plus Three Labor Ministers Meeting wrapped up here Friday with the release of a joint statement, calling for further exchange of views on joint labor initiatives. During the two-day meeting, the labor ministers ...
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LOS ANGELES TIMES News, May 11, 2012

Los Angeles event brings in nearly $15 million for Obama campaign
Los Angeles Times
(Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times / May 9, 2012) By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times In an exclusive backyard soiree at George Clooney's house in Studio City, President Obama headlined a star-studded fundraiser Thursday night that pumped nearly $15 million ...
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Los Angeles Times
Photograph by: Luis Sinco , Los Angeles Times/MCT
Vancouver Sun
LOS ANGELES — George Clooney played the suave host, chef Wolfgang Puck whipped up something for dinner and President Barack Obama and about 150 of his Hollywood donors enjoyed a few laughs at Clooney's good-humoured expense. Obama told the crowd that ...
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ABC News, Australia, May 11, 2012

Media Watch eyes climate scientist death threat claims
The Australian
Media Watch executive producer Lin Buckfield said yesterday one of her program's researchers was examining reports on the affair that had been carried by The Australian, ABC news, Lateline andThe Canberra Times. "If through our inquiries we decide that ...
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Steve Wozniak interviewed about Apple, Steve Jobs, technology
Apple Insider
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak interviewed by Australia's ABC News. | Source: ABC News The engineering guru also talked about the future of technology and sees intuitive user interaction as the next step in computing. "These computers are getting more ...
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FRANCHISE News, May 11, 2012


Forbes
Janitorial franchise Coverall is receiving a $3 million bill from a Massachusetts court this week in a lawsuit other franchisors are watching closely. At the heart of the case is a controversy over whether some franchise owners aren't franchisees at ...
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Growing Franchise Offers Art Playtime for Adults
Fox Business
What started with two stores in southern Louisiana grew to 64franchises in 16 states, thanks in part to a couple who were not quite ready for retirement. After attending a few Painting with a Twist classes, Leslie and Marvin Gay approached the owners ...
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FASHION Models News, May 11, 2012

Aaron Lynett, postmedia news
Ottawa fashion scene
Ottawa Citizen
By Janet Wilson, The Ottawa Citizen May 11, 2012 2:02 PM Fashion model Stacey McKenzie, a former judge on Canada's Next Top Model, shown left, is attending Stepping Out! in support of Dress for Success Ottawa on May 17 at Lago Bar Grill at the Dow's ...
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H&M 'sorry' for using deeply tanned swimwear model
Mother Nature Network
The fashion giant H&M apologized over a swimwear campaign featuring a deeply tanned model that sparked outrage among cancer groups. By Agence France-PresseThu, May 10 2012 at 11:26 AM EST BACKLASH: H&M's apology came after the Swedish Cancer Society ...
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WIKILEAKS News, May 11, 2012

Before Wikileaks: the Pentagon Papers
The Tennessean
On May 11, 1973, nearly two years after instigating a governmental crisis, Daniel Ellsberg, a military analyst, had all charges of espionage and theft of government documents dropped. US District Judge Matthew Byrne was scathing in his remarks about ...
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Fujitsu in $60m datacentre upgrade
ZDNet Australia
[2011] #WikiLeaks rally fires up Sydney (VID+PICS) http://t.co/Sbm4186x #Assange supporters: "We demand free speech, hands off WikiLeaks!" Shadow Comms Minister Malcolm Turnbull has indicated he may let #NBN contracts run full term.
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UNITED NATIONS News, May 11, 2012

Cleansing Suggests Iranian Military Program
Tablet Magazine
... the Washington, DC-based Institute for Science and Security published photographs indicating that in early April, not long before negotiations in Istanbul, Iran cleansed its Parchin facility, to which United Nations nuclear inspectors requested and ...
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Tablet Magazine
Failure to report abuse alleged against school aides
Columbus Dispatch
Susan E. Rice, US Ambassador to the United Nations, will give the keynote address at graduation, which begins at noon, June 10, at Ohio Stadium. The ceremony is the university's 400th commencement and Ohio State's last on the academic quarter system.
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TORONTO STAR News, May 11, 2012

Toronto Star publishes digital archive of Ernest Hemingway columns: Young ...
New York Daily News (blog)
BY Alexander Nazaryan In a handsome new website called The Hemingway Papers, theToronto Star has collected the columns that Ernest Hemingway wrote for that newspaper. In doing so, it sheds much-needed light on a little-known aspect of the great...
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DAVID COOPER/TORONTO STAR
Toronto Star
Star security reporter Michelle Shephard's view from Guantanamo Bay this weekend, where she was repo... PHOTOS: Super Moon in Toronto The Super Moon was seen over Toronto on Saturday evening. Rick Madonik's photos of the larger-than-u.
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INTERNET News, May 11, 2012

Flipboard CEO: Apple's iPad 'created a revolution' for beautiful Internet content
Apple Insider
McCue pointed to Apple as having created an opportunity for publishers to bring design and aesthetics to the mobile Web, as the multi-touch capabilities of the iPad allow for the removal of much of the navigation controls. "When Apple introduced the ...
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Imogo Launches Comprehensive Cloud-Based Services Solution For Small Businesses
MarketWatch (press release)
The Imogo cloud-based solution can be accessed from any internetconnection on a laptop, desktop PC, smartphone, tablet or iPad or any other mobile device. Applications and data are stored on secure Imogo-hosted servers and accessed remotely through a ...
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