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LATEST World News, Apr 24, 2012

A Presidential Tour
AllAfrica.com
By Bonnie Rwiyamilira, 24 April 2012 On Apr. 16, President Paul Kagame visited Kinazi sector, Ruhango District located in the Southern province. The three hour journey to Ruhango started out early and as we approached our destination residents were ...
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GSU Fall to Esperence in Second Africa Match in Tunisia
AllAfrica.com
By Muigai Kiguru, 24 April 2012 NATIONAL volleyball champions GSU suffered a major setback when they fell 3-0 (26-24, 25-15, 30-28) to Esperance of Tunisia in their second match at the ongoing men's African Club Championship in Sousse, Tunisia. roaring ...
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USA TODAY News, Apr 24, 2012


Former BP engineer charged in oil spill probe
USA TODAY
By Kevin Johnson and Rick Jervis, USA TODAY WASHINGTON—The Justice Department filed its first criminal charges related to the BP oil spill Tuesday, accusing a former company engineer of destroying records requested by prosecutors investigating the ...
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USA TODAY
John L. Smith's wife convinced him to take Arkansas job
USA TODAY
By Erick Smith, USA TODAY John L. Smith pointed to one reason why he made the difficult decision to take the Arkansas job. It was because of the insistence of his wife. Dealing with the dilemma of leaving his alma mater Weber State just four months ...
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VOGUE News, Apr 24, 2012

VOGUE
First Vogue Fest success - The Yorker
The Yorker
Aimed at giving a true insight into the world of Vogue, the festival did not disappoint as it hosted a plethora of the world's greatest fashion models, photographers and designers. Because of this wide range of fashion royalty, guests were given the ...
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The Yorker
Gideon Sundback: At first, the world shunned the zipper
Christian Science Monitor
It was not until 1923, that the term 'zipper' was coined by BF Goodrich, and the zipper didn't fully come into vogue until the 1930's." By World War II, zippers were everywhere. The once-ignored invention took over wardrobes across the country.
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ROBOTICS News, Apr 24, 2012

ROBOTICS
Will This Robot Take Jay Leno's Job?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By WSJ Staff Heather Knight, a social robotics researcher at Carnegie Mellon, is finding ways to design robots that can pick up on social cues and nuanced human behavior. The result is a tiny robot that can perform stand up comedy. Watch the video.
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Watch a Robot Make Sushi at LVH Event
Patch.com
Participants will compete by stacking as many objects as possible in 120 seconds using a robotic video game. If you're a master at Wii sports, this is the competition for you. Open to all ages. The top 16 scorers will move onto the final round April 25 ...
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IRELAND, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece News, Apr 24, 2012

Stocks up but Eurozone Crisis Stalks Bond Auctions
ABC News
High borrowing costs have already pushed Greece, Ireland and Portugal to take bailouts, but Spain and Italy are much bigger — the No. 3 and No. 4 eurozone economies — and could easily overwhelm the eurozone's rescue fund. Asian stocks slumped early ...
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European economic crisis has finally reached boiling point
Highlander Newspaper
Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain became known as the PIGGS, a fitting acronym for countries that gorged themselves on government spending at the trough of the bond markets. Countries in the EU are known for lavish government spending on ...
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FINANCIAL News, Money, Banks, Economic and Financial Crisis, Apr 24, 2012

Power shift: Lagarde's next battle as IMF supremo
The Citizen Daily
The crisis in Europe and a fragile recovery from recession in the United States has hastened the shift in world economic power towards the emerging markets, and they want their growing heft to be reflected in finance institutions like the IMF.
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Europe's debt crisis rears its ugly head
CNNMoney
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- If you thought the debt crisis in Europe was over, think again. The nearly three-year old crisis appears to be entering a new phase as the respite in global financial markets, which came after the European Central Bank flooded ...
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ENTERTAINMENT News, Apr 24, 2012

Movies, music come together for new festival
phillyBurbs.com
Saturday at 3:10 pm “Girl Walk // All Day” Shot in New York, it's a feature-lengthmusic video for Girl Talk's latest album. Friday at 9 pm at World CafĂ© Live Upstairs “Hi, My Name is Ryan” concerns a brainy teen, who's countless bands help him ...
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Xbox LIVE Partners With ESPN, GameSpot, Last.fm, Manga Entertainment and MUZU...
MarketWatch (press release)
Check out the latest trailers, read the latest reviews, share hot trivia with your friends and find a movie close to home. AlloCine on Xbox LIVE is easy and fun. Crackle. Crackle is home to on-demand Hollywood movies and TV series.
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EARTHQUAKE News, Apr 24, 2012

OC quake was small, but it could make history
Los Angeles Times
Scientists weren't aware of the blind thrust faults that triggered the 6.7 Northridge earthquake in 1994, or the 6.0 Whittier Narrows quake in 1987, until after the ground began shaking. Experts say Monday's temblor should serve as a wake-up call, ...
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Orange County quake could be first on recently discovered fault
Los Angeles Times
The earthquake may have measured only 3.9, but it still could make history in Orange County. Monday's temblor, centered in the southern suburb of Laguna Niguel, could be the first measured on a fault discovered only 13 years ago, which runs along the ...
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DIED, Apr 24, 2012

Brazilian actor dies after accidental hanging
CNN
By Marilia Brocchetto, CNN (CNN) -- A Brazilian actor died after accidentally hanging himself during the play "The Passion of the Christ," a local hospital said. Tiago Klimeck, 27, was one of the actors from a local theater company taking part in an ...
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George Rathmann, Amgen Chief, Dies at 84
New York Times
George B. Rathmann, who was the first chief executive of Amgen and helped build it into the world's largest biotechnology company,died on Sunday at his home in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 84. His son James, in confirming the death, said Dr. Rathmann had ...
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CELEBRITIES Gossip, Apr 24, 2012

CELEBRITIES
Celebrities adopting 8 schools in effort to preserve arts education
Bend Bulletin
Students stand in line at the Martin Luther King Jr. School in Portland on Monday. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is adopting the school as part of a US Department of Education initiative to resuscitate eight failing art schools.
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Celebrity Apprentice Power Rankings: The Good And The Bad Of Aubrey O'Day
Cinema Blend
This week's Celebrity Apprentice challenge pitted Clay against Aubrey in a battle for the best male cologne project. Trump's Success brand was the target and both teams needed to come up with a display and a pitch for two lady executives covering the ...
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BUSINESS News, Apr 24, 2012

BUSINESS
Citi's CEO Pay Revolt: Capitalism Is Back, Baby!
TIME
Shareholders and the boards they elect have been about as tough on hotshot CEOs as compliant concubines. Even more, the relentless demands of shareholders for ever-higher quarterly profits have egged on corporate managers to take on higher levels of ...
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TIME
MAMCO Property Management Announces Leadership Changes
MarketWatch (press release)
LAUREL, NJ, Apr 24, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MAMCO PropertyManagement, an Associa company, proudly announces the addition of On-site Manager Diane Carey-Stranko and the promotion of Natalie Fries, AMS, CMA, to manager of the large scale on-site ...
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BIOLOGY News, Apr 24, 2012


BIOLOGY

Understanding 'Brain Freeze' May Be Key to Migraine Treatment, Says Study
ABC News
What causes this phenomenon has long baffled scientists, but in new research presented at this year's Experimental Biology meeting, scientists may have identified the cause as a change in the brain's blood flow associated with consuming cold drinks or ...
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ABC News
What causes brain freeze? Study reveals new clues
CBS News
VIDEO: Steering clear of "brain freeze" Dangerous "games" that may harm kids and teens We're talking the dreaded "brain freeze," - often dubbed an "ice cream headache" - and a new study claims to have finally unlocked clues as to what causes this ...
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BEST Anything, Apr 24, 2012

BEST
World Football: Top 10 Football Managers Who Employ Mind Games
Bleacher Report
Who are the managers who engage in it the best? Join me as I present to you the top 10 world football managers who employ mind games. The former Queens Park Rangers manager loves to play games with managers, players and referees by venting his ...
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Bleacher Report
Kimberly-Clark Named Among Top 20 Of World's Best Corporate Citizens For ...
Citybizlist (press release)
DALLAS -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) was recently recognized as one of the top 20 "Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. The magazine published its 13th annual 100 Best Corporate ...
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ASSOCIATED PRESS News, Apr 24, 2012

Bribe report puts focus on Mexico's 'gestores'
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. hushed up a vast bribery campaign that top executives of its Mexican subsidiary carried out to build stores across Mexico, according to a published report by the New York Times. (AP Photo) Front-running presidential candidate ...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
For cheap fuel, Nigeria bought massive corruption
Atlanta Journal Constitution
For the price of cheap gasoline, Nigeria paid billions of dollars into a corrupt government system of fuel subsidies that saw huge contracts awarded to shady companies without any oversight, according to a lawmakers' report. (AP Photos/Sunday Alamba) A...
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NEW ZEALAND HERALD News, Apr 24, 2012

Woman who drank 2 gallons of Coke a day dies
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
(AP Photo/New Zealand Herald) Natasha Harris, a 30-year-old, stay-at-home mother of eight from Invercargill, died of a heart attack in February 2010. Fairfax Media reported that a pathologist, Dr. Dan Mornin, testified at an inquest Thursday that she ...
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Sarasota Herald-Tribune
PRESS DIGEST-New Zealand newspapers - April 24
Reuters
NEW ZEALAND HERALD (www.nzherald.co.nz) Most Kiwis prefer Fay group's bid: Days after Chinese company Shanghai Pengxin won approval for its purchase of the Crafar Farms, New Zealanders say they would rather the group led by controversial Kiwi asset ...
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ASEAN News, Apr 24, 2012

mediba Inc. Announces New Establishment of Representative Offices in Three ...
MarketWatch (press release)
In October 2011, we were welcomed into Singapore, a country with government incentive grants for foreign investors, central to ASEAN as well as having an established financial market. In February 2012, we opened an office in South Korea, which is known ...
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Major Growth Forecast for ASEAN-China Trade
The Journal of Commerce Online
As China moves away from its dependency on export markets and encourages more trade with countries with which it has signed FTAs, the value of goods moving between the ASEAN bloc and China is forecast to increase at a faster rate than imports and ...
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MOST BEAUTIFUL Woman, Model, Actress, Apr 24, 2012


People's Most Beautiful Woman 2012- Who will it be?
WPRO
Tomorrow morning (Wednesday) People Magazine will reveal their top choice for 2012's, "Most Beautiful Woman." Last year Jennifer Lopez took the top honor leaving her without words. "Rarely am I left speechless, but I feel honored," said Lopez, ...
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Florence Colgate is 'Britain's Most Beautiful Face:' What Makes Her Face So ...
International Business Times
The teenager won her title following a public vote after she reached the final three of a competition to find the country's most beautiful face without make-up. Colgate is the scientific definition of beauty, as a woman's face is said to be most ...
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