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May 20, 2012

INVENTIONS News, May 20, 2012


Tesla's Genius Rekindled with Graphic Novel from Helios Entertainment
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
"The Inventor: The Story of Tesla" is the first of original transmedia multi-platform IP focused on mystical inventors in the late 19th and early 20th century. Tesla was a ground-breaking engineer whose ideas and inventions were a catalyst for the ...
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Portland State University students' invention tops the field at national ...
OregonLive.com
The students invention beat out 23 other teams, including from top engineering schools, to win the $10000 top prize. Four jeans-wearing Portland State University seniors spent hundreds of hours this year building a computer-aided pill identifier to ...
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INDIA CINEMA News, May 20, 2012

SSMN: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012
95.9 WATD-FM
At 8:10, we welcome our good friend Nicole Logan from Plimoth Plantation to talk about another food & film event. On June 2 nd , Plimoth Cinema and Plymouth Farmer's Market will present “Queen of the Sun”. What are the bees telling us?
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Cannes 2012 Review: Uday Shankar's KALPANA
DearCinema
By Bikas Mishra | Sunday, May 20th, 2012 Kalpana, made in 1948, literally means imagination; however, in its tone it is closer to a dream or even a nightmare. At times, these dreams are clearly marked while mostly they seamlessly merge into the ...
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HOLLYWOOD News, May 20, 2012

'Avengers' Is No. 1, Becomes Disney's Highest-Grossing Film
BusinessWeek
By Michael White and Catarina Saraiva on May 20, 2012 “Marvel's The Avengers” was the No. 1 movie at theaters in the US and Canada for a third straight weekend, taking in $55.1 million for Walt Disney Co. (DIS) (DIS), and making it the studio's ...
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'Avengers' sinks 'Battleship" to remain No. 1
The Seattle Times
(May 20, 2012, by media nonsense) MORE Its hard to get excited about amovie based on the game Battleship no matter how they... (May 20, 2012, by SMurph) MORE "The Avengers" continues to muscle out everything elseHollywood throws at it, easily sinking ...
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BEST Anything, May 20, 2012

BEST
Colsaerts wins World Match Play
Kansas City Star
By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium prepares a putt during Volvo World Match Play Golf Championship tournament final against Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland, in Casares, southern Spain, Sunday, May 20,2012.
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Kansas City Star
2012 IIHF World Championship: Russia, Slovakia Battle For Gold
SB Nation
By Travis Hughes - NHL Editor The world's top hockey nation, Russia, and the definition of an underdog, Slovakia, will battle for the 2012 IIHF World Championship on Sunday afternoon. May 20,2012 - It's rare that one simple graphic can symbolize a ...
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NATO News, May 20, 2012

Obama: NATO Focused on Afghanistan Support
BusinessWeek
By Margaret Talev and Hans Nichols on May 20, 2012 President Barack Obama and other NATO leaders sought to demonstrate that the coalition in Afghanistan isn't unraveling following a pledge by newly elected French President Francois Hollande to withdraw ...
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Obama: NATO shifting to help peace in Afghanistan
Washington Times
By Anne Gearan and Julie Pace AP President Obama (right) shakes hands with Afghan President Hamid Karzai during their meeting at the NATO summit in Chicago on Sunday, May 20,2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) CHICAGO (AP) — TheNATO alliance ...
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DIED, May 20, 2012

Convicted Lockerbie Bomber Al-Megrahi Dies
BusinessWeek
By Alaa Shahine and Rodney Jefferson on May 20, 2012 Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only person convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie, has died in Libya, almost three years after his release from ...
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Libyan convicted in Lockerbie bombing dies at 60
Kansas City Star
He was reported by his son to have died Sunday May 20 2012. TRIPOLI, Libya -- Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, a former Libyan intelligence officer who was the only person ever convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, died at home in Tripoli Sunday, ...
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Kansas City Star
Morocco: Jailed Islamist dies after hunger strike
Huffington Post
May 20, 2012 03:52 PM EST | AP RABAT, Morocco — An Algerian Islamistdied in a Moroccan jail after a two-month hunger strike protesting torture and his living conditions, rights activists said Sunday. Ahmed Ben Miloud was one of nearly 160 Islamist ...
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Lockerbie convict dies, closing dark chapter for Libya
Christian Science Monitor
He died at home in Tripoli Sunday, nearly three years after his release from Scottish prison. By Adel Omran and Lee Keath, Associated Press / May 20,2012 Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, a former Libyan intelligence officer who was the only person ever ...
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Shrewsbury Mom Hopes For Justice After Convicted Lockerbie BomberDies
CBS Local
Megrahi, the only person convicted over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing in which 270 people were killed, died on May 20, 2012. his brother told AFP. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA (Photo Credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/GettyImages) BOSTON (CBS) – The former ...
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CBS Local
Lockerbie Bomber Dies Almost 3 Years After Release
The Slatest
By Daniel Politi | Posted Sunday, May 20, 2012, at 12:50 PM ET Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the only person ever convicted in connection to the bombing that killed 270 people, died Sunday. He was 60 and will be buried Monday, reports CNN.
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The Slatest
Libyan convicted of Lockerbie bombing dies
London Free Press
The former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people has died, his brother said on May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Reuters TV/Files TRIPOLI - The former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the 1988 bombing of ...
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Ex-NBA star, Olympian Bob Boozer dies at 75
The Olympian
By ERIC OLSON | AP Sports Writer • Published May 20, 2012 OMAHA, Neb. – Former NBA star and 1960 Olympic gold medalist Bob Boozer has died. He was 75. Ella Boozer says her husband died Saturday of a brain aneurysm after becoming ill Friday night.
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Libyan convicted over Lockerbie bombing dies: brother
IBNLive.com
PTI | 07:05 PM,May 20,2012 Tripoli, May 20 (AFP) Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, the only person convicted over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing over Scotland in which 270 people were killed, died today, his brother said. "Hedied an hour ago," Abdelhakim ...
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Intelligence officer convicted of Lockerbie bombing dies
TheChronicleHerald.ca
May 20, 2012 - 10:16am By AP Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi holds his prisoner release papers at Glasgow airport as he walks toward the airplane bound for Libya in 2009. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) BENGHAZI, Libya — Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, ...
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TheChronicleHerald.ca
Convicted Lockerbie Bomber Dies
KWTX
NEW YORK (May 20, 2012)—The families of Pan Am Flight 103 passengers who died when the plane exploded over Scotland more than two decades ago say they're relieved that the Libyan officer convicted in the bombing has died.
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Whistle-blower KAS officer dies
Postnoon
PTI | May 20, 2012 | 0 Comments Bangalore: Five days after he was allegedly attacked, a Karnataka Administrative Officer, said to be a whistle-blower in some controversial land allotments by societies, died at a private hospital today (Sunday).
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Postnoon
NE Ind. soldier dies in Afghanistan rocket strike
ABC7Chicago.com
May 20, 2012 (AUBURN, Ind.) -- A northeastern Indiana man says his soldier son-in-law was killed Friday in Afghanistan by an enemy rocket strike. Matt Beerbower of Auburn tells The Star his 23-year-old son-in-law, Army Sgt. JaBraun Knox,died along ...
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CANADA News, May 20, 2012

Transgender Miss Universe Canada Contestant Loses
ABC News
The first-ever transgender contestant to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant strutted the runway Saturday night, making it to the penultimate round before losing her bid to win the title. Jenna Talackova, 23, competed with 61 contestants and ...
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ABC News
Review: 'Canada' by Richard Ford takes slow and steady approach
Houston Chronicle (blog)
It's a plot that has powered countless novels, and Richard Ford makes it work in “Canada,” but not suddenly. His tale moves ever so slowly and deliberately. That's the strength and the weakness of Ford's story about a 15-year-old boy, Dell Parsons, ...
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FASHION Models News, May 20, 2012 (2)

Students of the month, May 20, 2012
Republican & Herald
Her out-of-school activities include being a bingo runner at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church for three years, a fashion model for the Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society for four years, a volunteer at Trinity Mission/Ridgeview Healthcare ...
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City model wants to sport heavy jewellery in int fashion show
IBNLive.com
PTI | 10:05 PM,May 20,2012 Kolkata, May 20 (PTI) Having set the ramp on fire with her walk in the prestigious 'Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week', leading modelSatarupa Pyne now wanted to sport heavy Indian jewellery for any internationalfashion show.
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FINANCIAL TIMES News, May 20, 2012

Reimann Family Sells 8% Stake in JAB, FTD Reports
BusinessWeek
By Karin Matussek on May 20, 2012 The billionaire Reimann family for the first time sold a stake in the holding company that owns its assets, Financial Times Deutschland reported, citing a company spokeswoman. The family sold 8 percent in the ...
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David Ignatius: China's wobbly transition
NewsOK.com
BY DAVID IGNATIUS | Published: May 20, 2012 Leave a comment WASHINGTON — Perhaps when Chinese leaders began to speak over the last several years about a new “Beijing Consensus” and the triumph of the “China Model,” that was a warning the bubble was ...
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FASHION News, May 20, 2012

Jenni Radosevich 29, has made a name for herself in the fashion world with her do-it-yourself styles. She’s shown in downtown Manitowoc during a recent visit to her hometown.
Manitowoc native has a flair for fashion
Herald Times Reporter
Jenni Radosevich 29, has made a name for herself in the fashion worldwith her do-it-yourself styles. She's shown in downtown Manitowoc during a recent visit to her hometown. / Benjamin Wideman/HTR You could say Jenni Radosevich's venture into New ...
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Sydney's dignified fashion week
Lucire
The week has reflected the more austere times the fashion world is facing. Whereas in yesteryear we would be received by opulent backdrops and displays at the MBAFW headquarters in the Overseas Terminal at Circular Quay, this year felt decidedly pared ...
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ITALY Earthquake News, May 20, 2012


ROME — An earthquake early Sunday in north-central Italy killed six people, injured dozens and sent parts of historic castles, clock towers and churches tumbling down. Italian authorities said the earthquake in the area ofModena and Ferrara in the ...
6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes near Bologna, Italy; at least 5 dead
msnbc.com
There was serious damage to historic buildings and churches in the provinces of Modena and Ferrara, and the quake also shook major towns such as Bologna, Rovigo, Verona and Mantua. A series of strong aftershocks hit the area, the strongest measuring ...
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EARTHQUAKE News, May 20, 2012

EARTHQUAKE
Strong quake kills 4 in Italy cheese region
Atlanta Journal Constitution
A magnitude-5.9 earthquake shook northern Italy early Sunday, killing at least three people and toppling some buildings, emergency services and news reports said. The quake struck at 4:04 am Sunday between Modena and Mantova, about 35 kilometers (22 ...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
6.0 earthquake in Italy kills 6, injures dozens
Los Angeles Times
Italian authorities said the earthquake in the area of Modena and Ferrara in the Emilia Romagna region registered a 6.0 magnitude on the Richter scale. At least one tremor was felt by residents around 1 am, but the fatal quake hit shortly after 4 am ...
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FASHION Models News, May 20, 2012


Student-run fashion show raises funding for children's charity
Ocala
Student male models pose during the Trinity Catholic High School's Anchor Club Runway and Fashion Show on April 1 in Ocala. Bottom row, from left: Anthony Crisera, D'Andre Washington and Jules Mazzurco. Top row from left: Tyler Stentiford, ...
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Life Ball gala
Albany Times Union
(Ronald Zak, AP) A model walks the runway during a fashion show at the 20th Life Ball in front of city hall in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday, May 19, 2012. The Life Ball is a charity gala to raise money for people living with HIV and AIDS.
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