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May 12, 2012

LATEST World News, May 12, 2012

Daughter of Cuban president leads gay rights march
Kansas City Star
By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA AP People wave a giant gay pride flag before the start of a parade marking the upcoming InternationalDay Against Homophobia, in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, May 12,2012. International Day Against Homophobia is celebrated globally on ...
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Kansas City Star
2-Day Online Vedic Conference by World's Oldest Hindu Organization
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
His Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda to address global audiences on Vedic tradition, history and science Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 12, 2012 Madurai Aadheenam, the world's most ancient living Hindu organization, will be hosting a 2-day live ...
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DIED, May 12, 2012

Legendary car designer, racer Shelby dies at 89
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Shelby, the legendary race driver and Shelby Cobra sports car designer, has died at age 89. Shelby's company Carroll Shelby International says Shelby died Thursday, May 10, 2012, at a Dallas hospital. He had received a heart transplant in 1990 and a...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
Lawndale man dies in house fire (updated)
Los Angeles Times
A Lawndale man died in a fire at his home early Saturday morning, authorities said. The victim, who has not been identified, was believed to be in his 80s, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. When county firefighters were called to ...
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CHINA Sports, May 12, 2012

Dalai Lama warned of Chinese plot to kill him
USA TODAY
Relations between China and the Tibetan government-in-exile in India are poor and mutual suspicion high following more than 30 self-immolations in the last year by Tibetans in protest atChinese moves to marginalize their language and culture, ...
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USA TODAY
Filipinos Rally Against China's Claim to Shoal
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
China back off!" protesters yelled as dozens of police officers and members of the news media surrounded the office. An attempt to burn a Chinese flag was stopped by the police, but generally the lively and noisy protest was peaceful.
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ENTERTAINMENT News, May 12, 2012

AMC Entertainment
Chinese cinema firm is seeking to buy all or part of AMC
Los Angeles Times
AMC Entertainment is the second-largest movie theater chain in the US, with 5048 screens in 347 theaters in the US and Canada. Above, the AMC Universal Citywalk Stadium 19 in Universal City. (Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / May 9, ...
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AMC Entertainment in talks to sell to China's Wanda Group
Los Angeles Times
AMC Entertainment, the United States' second-largest movie theater chain, is negotiating a deal to sell all or part of itself to Wanda Group, owner of China's largesttheater company, two people familiar with the talks said. The deal, if concluded, ...
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WEATHER World News, May 12, 2012

Matt's World Of Weather: Giant Sunspots & The Northern Lights
WITN
There has been a lot of research and data suggesting a correlation between sunspot cycles and our weather here on Earth. Without going into great detail (unless you ask), some have even argued that the warming trend over the last decade was/is due to ...
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KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video - Legendary car designer ...
KTVN
Shelby's company Carroll Shelby International says Shelby died Thursday at a Dallas hospital. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) AP Source: James wins 3rd NBA MVP award AP Source: James wins 3rd NBA MVP award CJ Wilson's first start against his old team was a ...
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SPACE, Astronomy News, May 12, 2012


Edwin HubbleEdwin Powell Hubble: Biography
Space.com
Born in 1889, Hubble began his professional life as a lawyer, but returned to school after only a few years to obtain a doctorate in astronomy. After graduation, he was invited to work at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California, but had to delay his ...
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Getting ready for Great Venus Transit
Danbury News Times
Looking through the telescope at Westport's Rolnick Observatory Robert Meadows, of the Westport Astronomical Society, views the silhouette of Venus as the planet crosses the path of the sun in 2004. Astronomers say the transit of Venus will happen ...
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SALES, COUPONS, DISCOUNTS, May 12, 2012

Coupon Queen: The rise of e-coupons
In-Forum
If you loaded them with a smartphone app, open the app in the store and show an employee the e-coupon you're trying to use. If you don't have a smartphone, print a copy of the e-coupon discounts currently loaded to your card before you hit the store.
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New owners, old coupons and angry customers at Aubreys means meat market ...
Ottawa Citizen
In an effort to bring in customers — and some quick revenue — the business entered into a number of different promotional deals with group-discountbusinesses. OTTAWA — Sometimes customers walk into the fancy ByWard Market butcher shop and yell.
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NEW YORK News, Mar 12, 2012

Fresh Air Weekend: Lena Dunham, Gretchen Reynolds
NPR
Dunham is a writer and filmmaker living in New York. The New York Times, in a piece about Dunham, compared her writing to both the novels of John Cheever and the comedy of Seinfeld creator Larry David. Dunham is a writer and filmmaker living in New ...
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36 Hours in Hyderabad, India
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
By SHIVANI VORA / The New York Times SITUATED in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad is a juxtaposition of old and new unlike any other city in India. While Microsoft, Google and other technology giants have offices in the glass and steel ...
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NEW YORK Fashion News, May 12, 2012

LouLou Robert Captures Spotlight as Next 'It' Model (photos)
TheImproper.com
By TheImproper, May 12th, 2012 LouLou Robert is fast becoming this season's “it” model. Two of fashion's favorite image makers, Dutch photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, have proclaimed her their new muse.
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Stars dress for Wintour-hosted, Prada-themed gala
The Hour
AP NEW YORK -- It's known as one of the most glamorous red carpets of the year, with movie stars, models and even a few star quarterbacks putting on their most fashion-forward outfits for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala.
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MUSIC, Singers, Concerts News, May 12, 2012

Kendall Gladen performs at McCluer North High School
Opera singer Kendall Gladen comes home to star in 'Carmen'
STLtoday.com
Mezzo-soprano Kendall Gladen performs for the concert choir andwomen's choir at McCluer North High School on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, as part of a one-week residency with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Photo by Emily Rasinski, ...
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Boston-area to do list
Boston Globe
Imagine singing two Oscar-nominated songs at the same awards show. Singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester did both and won a Grammy in 1982 for best female vocalist. And we forgot to mention that she was a backup singer for Bette Midler.
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FASHION Models News, May 12, 2012

Cranston Woman, Breast Cancer Survivor, Fashion Model
Patch.com
Diane Stamp will be modeling at the fifth "Our Heroes" Annual SurvivorFashion Show event to benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation presents the 2012 “Our Heroes” Annual Survivor ...
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Vogue Magazine Bans Anorexic Models, But Will It Help?
LiveScience.com
The editors of nearly 20 international editions of Vogue magazine agreed last week to ban from their pages all fashion models younger than 16 or "who appear to have an eating disorder." The move comes at a time when thin models are increasingly being ...
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GREECE News, May 12, 2012

Greek president in last-ditch coalition effort
Fox News
ATHENS, Greece – Greek President Karolos Papoulias called for the leaders of Greece's political parties to meet on Sunday, in a last-ditch effort to broker a deal for a coalition government and avoid another general election.
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European Officials Pile Pressure on Greece
Wall Street Journal
By TOM FAIRLESS TALLINN – European officials piled pressure on GreeceSaturday to stand by its fiscal commitments or face leaving the euro zone, as political turmoil in the country has cast doubt on whether it will abide by the terms of its latest €130 ...
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FINANCIAL News, Money, Banks, Economic and Financial Crisis, May 12, 2012


Lack of new cash disappoints in Spain bank reform
Chicago Tribune
The centre-right government offered high-interest loans to banks on the brink in a crisis which is shaking the euro zone, and ordered an independent audit of lending across the entire banking sector, as the European Union had asked.
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China Cuts Required Reserves
Business Insider
The People's Bank of China reduced the amount of money banks must hold by about CNY350-CNY400 bln (~$60 bln). It is a 50 bp reduction in the required reserve ratio (RRR), effective May 18. It is the third cut in six months. The precise timing is always ...
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EUROPE News, May 12, 2012

European Officials Pile Pressure on Greece
Wall Street Journal
By TOM FAIRLESS TALLINN – European officials piled pressure on Greece Saturday to stand by its fiscal commitments or face leaving the euro zone, as political turmoil in the country has cast doubt on whether it will abide by the terms of its latest €130 ...
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Is Europe a safe place to buy? Not exactly
BusinessWeek
European stocks have lost about 15 percent since mid-March. Renewed worries about the region's long-running debt crisis have rattled markets. So it might look like a chance to buy cheap. The trouble, money managers say, is that nobody knows when the ...
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EARTHQUAKE News, May 12, 2012

Parkfield quake study offers new clues on a California fault's mystery
Monterey County Herald
By ERYN BROWN Barbara Varian and her children Brinan, 8, and Lauren, 11, check damage in their home after a quake in Parkfield in 2004. LOS ANGELES — Thanks to a new method of modeling earthquakes, scientists may now understand why the Parkfield ...
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Quake study offers new clues on California fault's mystery
The Salinas Californian
The Salinas Californian file photo LOS ANGELES — Thanks to a new method of modeling earthquakes, scientists may now understand why the Parkfield segment of the San Andreas fault — a carefully studied region known for producing moderate temblors every ...
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JENNIFER LAWRENCE News, May 12, 2012


Jennifer Lawrence of 'Hunger Games' Sexy as Blonde and Brunette: Which Is Hotter?
Gather Celebs News Channel
Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawrence is sexy as a blonde or brunette but which color is hotter? Which color do you think suite Jennifer better? Sure, she's beautiful enough to pull off any color she wishes, perhaps even extreme colors but you must have a ...
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VS Models Love Sexiest Eyes Winner Jennifer Lawrence
The Courier-Journal
A trio of Victoria's Secret models shared love for Jennifer Lawrence, the winner of the lingerie brand's annual "What Is Sexy?" list for the sexiest eyes. Hear from the angels and more stars who hit t ...
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LONDON OLYMPICS 2012 Preparations, News, May 12, 2012


Orbit Tower unveiled at London's Olympic Park
CNN
By Bryony Jones, CNN The Orbit Tower at London's Olympic Park was unveiled by the city's mayor Boris Johnson. London (CNN) -- London has unveiled The Orbit, the sculpture at the heart of the Olympic Park, with the city's mayor claiming the bright red ...
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Artist Kapoor finds beauty in London's Olympic orbit
Reuters
By Avril Ormsby | LONDON (Reuters) - Turner prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor said on Friday that Britons would grow to love his spiraling red tower on London's OlympicPark, just as people had come to appreciate other structures initially loathed, ...
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FASHION News, Shows, Modeling, May 12, 2012

This 2006 file photo shows a very thin model on the runway at the Rosa Cha spring 2007 fashion show in New York. Skeptics wonder whether Vogue magazine's vow to ban models under 16 or those of any age with visible signs of eating disorders is more hype than health.Is Vogue vow for underage, eating disorder model ban more hype than health?
Detroit Free Press
This 2006 file photo shows a very thin model on the runway at the Rosa Cha spring 2007 fashion show in New York. Skeptics wonder whether Vogue magazine's vow to ban models under 16 or those of any age with visible signs of eating disorders is more hype ...
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Ready-to-wear
Sydney Morning Herald
A model showcases designs by Zsadar on the Mens Show catwalk. Click for morephotos Fashion forward A model showcases designs by Zsadar on the Mens Showcatwalk. Photo: Getty From runway to retail - what can the average guy take away from Sydney's ...
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MEGAN FOX News, May 12, 2012

Review: 'Dictator' Lacks Focus

MyFox Detroit
Aladeen oppresses his people from the comfort of his sprawling, opulent palace, sleeps with movie stars (includingMegan Fox in a cameo) and orders the execution of his underlings for the silliest of perceived offenses. But when he travels to New York ...
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MyFox Detroit
The Dictator: Film Review
Hollywood Reporter
Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Jason Mantzoukas, Ben Kingsley, Megan Fox, John C. Reilly, Bobby Lee Sacha Baron Cohen stars as a mad Middle Eastern autocrat in a film dedicated to the memory of Kim Jong-il. Sacha Baron Cohen's shotgun blasts of ...
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