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May 16, 2012

LATEST World News, May 16, 2012

Outgoing World Bank chief: Fix eurozone
CNNMoney
By Jennifer Liberto @CNNMoney May 16, 2012: 2:51 PM ET WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- Outgoing World Bank President Robert Zoellick said Wednesday he's concerned about the "ripple effects" on the rest of the eurozone if Greece leaves.
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Must-Reads from Around the World, May 16, 2012
TIME (blog)
By Joe Jackson | @JoeJackson | May 16, 2012 | + Arming Rebels - The Washington Post reveals Syrian rebels battling President Assad's regime have begun receiving “significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks.” Opposition activists and foreign ...
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OLYMPIC FLAME News, May 16, 2012


Olympics-Beckham to help bring Olympic flame to Britain
Reuters
Olympic flame to travel on golden plane * Flight 2012 leaves Athens on Friday * Sailor Ainslie to start relay in Britain (Changes dateline, adds detail) By Alan Baldwin ATHENS, May 16 (Reuters) - David Beckham will help bring theOlympic flame back to ...
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Beckham to help bring Olympic flame to Britain
Yahoo! Sports
By Alan Baldwin | Reuters – 4 hours ago ATHENS (Reuters) - David Beckham will help bring the Olympic flame back to Britain on a golden plane on Friday after he takes part in a formal handover ceremony in Athens, London 2012 organizers said.
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USA TODAY News, May 16, 2012

Keegan Bradley gets used to life in spotlight
USA TODAY
By Steve DiMeglio, USA TODAY A year ago this month, Keegan Bradley was a wide-eyed rookie plying his trade on the PGA Tour, roaming the country pinching pennies, piling up experience at every turn and replying to far more questions concerning his aunt, ...
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USA TODAY
US to take on host Finland in quarterfinals
USA TODAY
By Kevin Allen, USA TODAY Team USA begins its quest to win its first medal in eight years when it meets host country Finland Thursday (11:30 am ET, NBC Sports Network) in the quarterfinals of the world championships in Helsinki.
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SMALL BUSINESS News - What Is The Business Return Of Attending A Conference? May 16, 2012

"TopRank receives a lot of value from having me speak at conferences but you don’t have to be a speaker to realize a positive return from events. Small, large online or offline, there are numerous ways to optimize and maximize your return on conference involvment both in the short and long term.
If your company is considering whether to send you to events because of uncertain return or benefits, show them the following list.
In fact, if I were running a conference, I’d make sure these tips are shared with attendees, sponsors and speakers alike.
The first step in getting more value out of event attendance is to understand the “why”. What benefit that brings value to the business can you get from attending conferences, workshops, webinars and educational meet/tweetups? I like to say that I can “make money” at any conference. The reason why is that I am specifically aware of multiple ways to create value with events – beyond simply prospecting for new business. Here are 5 key benefits you can create from event participation and goals you can set for each:"
Alexander Language Schools, Franchise Alexander Language Schools info@als-alexander.org or interalex1@yahoo.com

MEDSCAPE - New Diagnostic Criteria for Alzheimer's Disease: Abstract and Introduction, May 16, 2012

"Four articles in the journal Alzheimer's and Dementia in 2011 describe new criteria for Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to the AD pathophysiological process (MCI due to AD), as well as the underlying rationale for them. The new criteria also include preclinical AD criteria but these are intended purely for research purposes. The new criteria emphasise that the AD pathophysiological process starts years and perhaps decades before clinical symptoms, and that biomarkers can detect amyloid β deposition and the effects of neurodegeneration in the brain. The criteria are recommendations based upon consensus meetings and will require future validation. Nonetheless, the authors believe that they are immediately helpful to the practising clinician, providing more accurate and specific guidelines for the diagnosis of AD dementia and MCI due to AD. As new diagnostic tools and treatments for AD become available, diagnoses using these criteria will enable patients with AD dementia, MCI due to AD and eventually preclinical AD to receive the best possible care."
Alexander Language Schools, Franchise Alexander Language Schools info@als-alexander.org or interalex1@yahoo.com

NEW ZEALAND HERALD News, May 16, 2012

PRESS DIGEST-New Zealand newspapers - May 16
Reuters
NEW ZEALAND HERALD (www.nzherald.co.nz) MPs' spending: Big bucks on travel: The screws may be tightening on the diplomats' budget, but the ministers who go overseas most frequently aren't feeling the pinch, judging from the most recent credit card ...
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Political round-up: May 16
New Zealand Herald
And New Zealand Herald Editor Shayne Currie (@ShayneCurrieNZH) said 'We wouldn't want to be populist now would we Mr Key', and in reference to British hacker-gate scandal, said 'I guess I won't be getting LOL texts'. The best single item covering the ...
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VOGUE News, May 16, 2012

Magazine Shake Up Down Under: Kristie Clements Out as EIC of Vogue, Harper's ...
Fashionista
By Anna Deutsch Wednesday, May 16, 2012 / 12:45 PM The Australian fashion industry is abuzz with the shock announcement that Edwina McCann, who has been editor of Harper's Bazaar Australia for the past three years, will replace Kirstie Clements at arch ...
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Fashionista
Manchester City: Will Summer Shopping for Players Decide Next Season's League ...
TIME (blog)
By Tony Karon | @tonykaron | May 16, 2012 | + Sunday's last-minute goal that turned Manchester City into Premier League champions just when all seemed lost reminded us of why we love this game, allowing us to forget, however briefly, the fact that the ...
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SOCCER News, May 16, 2012


Fox Hispanic Media Unveils Programming Announcements and Exciting Vision at ...
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, May 16, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fox Hispanic Media (FHM) today unveiled the initial programming schedule for MundoFox, the new US Spanish-language broadcast network launching this summer. FHM announced new programming schedules for the rest ...
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News of the death of amateur baseball greatly exaggerated
StarPhoenix
By Daryl Cooper, Special to The StarPheonix May 16, 2012 Saskatchewan-born pitcher Dustin Molleken throws during a session at the Inside Baseball Academy earlier this year. Yes, 15 or 20 years ago, young athletes didn't have the multitude of choices ...
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OPINIONS, May 16, 2012

OPINIONS
Judge Comes Down Hard on Publishers, Apple in E-book Case
TIME
By Jeff Roberts | May 16, 2012 | + In a strongly worded opinion, US District Judge Denise Cote rejected requests by Apple and five book publishers to throw out a class action suit that accuses them of price-fixing. Citing ongoing state, federal and ...
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TIME
Devicescape Unveils Q1 2012 WiFi Report Results
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN BRUNO, CA, May 16, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Devicescape, the WiFi offload company, today unveiled results from its first quarter 2012 WiFi Report, which illustrates WiFi's extensive reach into all aspects of our lives.
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NASA News, May 16, 2012

SpaceX Re-Schedules Space Station Launch: Here's How You Can Watch
PCWorld
By James Mulroy, PCWorld May 16, 2012 7:45 AM Falcon 9 April 30 static fire. [Credit: SpaceX]Late last month, SpaceX test-fired its Falcon 9 engines and planned a launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 7. SpaceX pushed this launch back ...
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SpaceX Dragon to fly student experiments, emblems on first flight tospace station
collectSPACE.com
May 16, 2012 — Students' science experiments are about to make history, launching to space on the first attempt by a US commercial company to send a spacecraft to the InternationalSpace Station (ISS). And like many other historic spaceprojects, ...
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DISCOVERIES News, May 16, 2012


Timely Discovery: Physics Research Sheds New Light On Quantum Dynamics
Science Daily (press release)
ScienceDaily (May 15, 2012) — Kansas State University physicists and an international team of collaborators have made a breakthrough that improves understanding of matter-light interactions. Their research allows double ionization events to be ...
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Theoretical Physicist Brian Greene Thinks You Might Be a Hologram
Wired News (blog)
Scientist Stephen Hawking believes information that enters a black hole is lost forever, but this seems to violate fundamental laws of physics, which led researchers such as Leonard Susskind and Gerard 't Hooft to consider alternatives.
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CNBC World News, May 16, 2012

Greeks withdraw $894 million in a day: Is this beginning of a run on banks?
msnbc.com
NBC's Brian Williams reports. By Alastair Jamieson, msnbc.com and NBCNews Updated at 12:05 pm ET: Political leaders in Athens were due to discuss an emergency government Wednesday to deal with a possible run on banks as it emerged Greeks withdrew ...
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Nascar Hits Prime Time as Networks Fight DVRs
BusinessWeek
Fox is creating a Saturday prime-time sports block of programming next season, while NBC will air episodes of new dramas and comedies after Olympics coverage. CBS is airing the Super Bowl, the most-watched television event in the US, ...
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CBC World News, May 16, 2012

Reaction to security fears of Chinese company's Canadian contracts
CBC.ca
by Community Team Posted: May 16, 2012 2:01 PM Last Updated: May 16, 2012 2:00 PM Many in the CBC Community didn't trust a Chinese company with contracts to build major Canadian telecommunications projects. "China is a dictatorship, nobody can deny ...
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Chinese telecom's Canadian ties raise security fears
Macleans.ca
by Richard Warnica on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 7:53am - 0 Comments A former top US intelligence official is sounding the alarm about a Chinese tech firm's entrance into the Canadian telecom market. In an interview with CBC, Michelle K. Van Cleave, ...
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BLOOMBERG News, May 16, 2012

Canada Dollar Touches 3-Month Low on Greece Concern
Bloomberg
Canada's currency, nicknamed the loonie for the image of the aquatic bird on the C$1 coin, declined 0.3 percent to C$1.0100 per US dollar at 1:17 pm in Toronto. It weakened earlier to C$1.0130, the lowest since Jan. 25, and gained as much as 0.2 ...
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GM Defection From Facebook Seen Stunting Ad Sales, Analyst Says
San Francisco Chronicle
May 16 (Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc.'s loss of paid advertising from General Motors Co., the world's biggest automaker, may spur other marketers to reconsider ads on the site and hamper sales growth just as the social-network debuts as a publicly traded ...
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BEST Anything, May 16, 2012


BEST

LIVE: The World's Best Hedge Funders Present Their Top Picks
Business Insider
Investors are gathering at Lincoln Center in New York City today for the highly-anticipated 17th annual Ira Sohn Investment Conference where top hedge fund managers will share their investment views and picks. Today's conference lineup includes Bill ...
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Business Insider
Scouring the World for the Best Small-Cap Stocks
BusinessWeek
Walker became lead manager of the Wasatch International Opportunities Fund in 2005 and co-manager with Gardiner of the Wasatch Global Opportunities Fund in 2008, which they ran through June 2011 -- both funds with top results.
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BARACK OBAMA News, May 16, 2012

Obama to Pressure Congress on Jobs, Economic Proposals
BusinessWeek
By Roger Runningen and James Rowley on May 16, 2012 President Barack Obama is pressuring Congress again to act on a set of proposals to help small businesses amid signs that Republican leaders are gearing up for an election-year standoff over the ...
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White House links Obama to presidents' bios
Tucson Citizen
by USA TODAY feed on May. 16, 2012, under USA TODAY News The White House has found a new way to cite President Obama's actions on issues ranging from Medicare and Social Security to energy, trade, taxes, veterans and civil rights — by linking from the ...
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AL JAZEERA News, May 16, 2012

Mass Relevance Secures $3.3 Million in Funding to Accelerate Growth of Social ...
MarketWatch (press release)
AUSTIN, TX, May 16, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Mass Relevance, the technology leader in social curation and integration, today announced that it has closed $3.3 million in venture capital funding. The Series A round is led by Austin Ventures and ...
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Indonesia: South Asian Superpower
Stamford Plus Magazine
He is the author of five books and produced “Remarkable Indonesia,” which celebrates the transformation of Indonesia into a vibrant democracy and aired on major networks, including CNN, CNBC and Al Jazeera. The event, sponsored by the World Affairs ...
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ABC World News, May 16, 2012

Obama on 'The View': Were hosts too easy on him?
Christian Science Monitor
By Peter Grier, Staff writer / May 16, 2012 President Barack Obama appears on the ABC's television show 'The View' in New York, on May 14. From left are, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, the president, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, and Elisabeth...
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Christian Science Monitor
Upfronts Watch: ABC: Once More, With Feelings
TIME
By James Poniewozik | @poniewozik | May 16, 2012 | + An amazing thing about the TV upfronts is seeing how each of the major networks tries to distinguish itself, while all essentially offering the same thing. In the grand scheme of media, ABC, CBS, ...
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DIED, May 16, 2012

Jim Abdnor, former US senator from SD, dies at 89
The Olympian
By CHET BROKAW | AP • Published May 16, 2012 PIERRE, SD – Former US Sen. Jim Abdnor, the South Dakota Republican who ousted George McGovern from the Senate only to lose his seat after one term to another prominent Democrat, has died. He was 89.
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Kevin Hickey, who pitched for Sox after open tryout, dies at 56
Chicago Sun-Times
BY MARK KONKOL Writer at Large May 16, 2012 11:50AM Kevin Hickey (seen here in 2003), a former pitcher for the White Sox, was a current batting practice pitcher for the team. He died Wednesday, May 17, 2012. | Sun-Times photo by Tom Cruze Kevin Hickey ...
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FASHION Models News, Mar 16, 2012


Tyra Banks attends the 2012 Matrix Awards Luncheon at Waldorf Astoria Hotel on April 23, 2012 in New York City.Tyra Banks: I Was "Too Heavy" at 17 to Make It as a Model in 2012
Us Magazine
Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images Tyra Banks says Vogue's new ban on underage and too-thin models is something worth "smizing" about. Earlier this month, all 19 international editors of the legendary fashion magazine pledged to stop featuring models...
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Tyra Banks Built Her Modeling Career Over Pizza
ABC News (blog)
Banks, of course, went on to become one of the world's top supermodels, earning millions of dollars, posing in countless magazines and turning hermodeling fame into a business empire. She also stood out as a critic of thefashion and media industries' ...
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