Today: Tuesday, May 01, 2012


May 1, 2012

CARE2 - Consumers International Blog: 4 problems with (and 5 answers to) financial consumer protection in Kenya, May 01, 2012

 "Michael Okumu from CI member organisation YEN, Kenya, advises consumers to educate themselves about a bank’s products and services before they sign up.

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LATEST World News, May 01, 2012

Must-Reads from Around the World, May 1, 2012
TIME (blog)
By | May 1, 2012 | + A video grab from pooled footage taken inside the Leveson Inquiry shows former News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch giving evidence at the Leveson Inquiry into press standards at the High Court in London on April 26, 2012.
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TIME (blog)
Photos: May Day Rallies Around the World 2012
Denver Post
AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGOJOSEP LAGO/AFP/GettyImages Protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a rally near the Presidential Palace in Manila to celebrate international Labor Day known as May Day Tuesday May 1, 2012 in the ...
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FINANCIAL News, Money, Banks, Economic and Financial Crisis, May 01, 2012

Eurozone Austerity Faces Increasing Political Challenges as Economy Worsens
Huffington Post (blog)
It has become a ritual: Every six months I debate the IMF at their annual meetings, most recently represented by their Deputy Director for Europe. It takes place in the same room of that giant greenhouse-looking World Bankbuilding on 19th Street in ...
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Hollande Seen Bowing to Crisis in Socialists' Balancing Act
The challenges for the next president include creating jobs and increasing competitiveness while keeping the region's financialwoes at bay. France's debt is approaching 90 percent of gross domestic product and jobless claims are at a 12-year high.
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ROBOTICS News, May 01, 2012

Robot butler can microwave your Hot Pocket
By Keith Shaw Add a new comment May 01, 2012, 11:24 AM — Check out thisvideo from the Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, in which we meet HERB - the Home Exploring Robot Butler. As Siddartha Srinivasa explains in the video, ...
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Forget drones, robot birds come home to roost
Here's the video of the researchers explaining their find. Therobot perches at 1:20 and brings back my tween dreams of becoming a falconer (I read a lot of fantasy). Although I suppose in a dystopian future it might instead lead people to think about ...
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DIED, May 01, 2012

Man dies in car crash on way to hospital to see his mother, who had justdied ...
New York Daily News
Mary J. Moore, 45, died after she was struck by a vehicle on a street in West Allis. A friend was speeding her son, Thomas M. Olson, 22, to the hospital to see her when he struck three parked cars and overturned, West Allis Deputy Chief Charles Padgett ...
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New York Daily News
Baby with 'bucket list' dies
CNN International
By Alan Duke, CNN (CNN) -- The 6-month-old girl whose parents created a "bucket list" blog for their daughter after doctors said she would not live past age 2 died Monday, her father said. Avery Lynn Canahuati, who was born in November with spinal ...
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ENTERTAINMENT News, May 01, 2012

Gibson's 'Mel Model' Tests Market for $9.99 DirecTV Pay-Per-View
San Francisco Chronicle
The financial-crisis film "Margin Call" was released simultaneously last year in theaters and on pay television, generating 600000 video-on-demand transactions, according to Peter Wilkes, a spokesman for Lions GateEntertainment Corp. The movie grossed ...
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Gibson's 'Mel Model' Tests Market for $9.99 Pay-Per-View
Video-on-demand sales rose 6.8 percent to $505 million in the first quarter, according to the studio-run Digital Entertainment Group. The financial-crisisfilm “Margin Call” was released simultaneously last year in theaters and on paytelevision, ...
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PHILLYBURBS - Beauty bytes: People’s Most Beautiful Issue, May 01, 2012

Beyonce People

"Every year People Magazine releases its “Most Beautiful Woman” issue so we all get a chance to experience some beauty envy in the form of our favorite Hollywood stars. Akin to its “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, the “Most Beautiful Woman” issue of People celebrates the loveliest starlets in Hollywood.
This year, top honors went to BeyoncĂ©. The singer and mogul, who recently gave birth to her first child with husband Jay-Z, told the magazine, “I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this Earth."

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ASSOCIATED PRESS News, May 01, 2012

AP EXCLUSIVE: US keeps mum on some Afghan attacks
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By ROBERT BURNS AP WASHINGTON — The military is under-reporting the number of times that Afghan soldiers and police open fire on American and other foreign troops. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) A wounded member of the Afghan police reaction force waits for ...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
AP EXCLUSIVE: As Afghan insider attacks grow, US reports only those resulting ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter
(AP Photo/Steve Ruark) WASHINGTON — The military is under-reporting the number of times that Afghan soldiers and police open fire on American and other foreign troops. The US-led coalition routinely reports each time an American or other foreign ...
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CELEBRITIES Gossip, May 01, 2012

People in the News: Celebrities
Columbus Dispatch
The tabloids and celebrity newsmagazines can give you a quick peek intocelebrities' lives, but often it's the audio shows where celebs let it all hang out.Celebrity Headlines from AP The Dispatch app features breaking news, sports, weather, videos, ...
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Celebrity chef's Lamborghini recovered at teenager's storage shed; boy ...
Washington Post
SAN FRANCISCO — A celebrity chef's Lamborghini sports car has been recovered from a teenager's storage container a little more than a year after it was reported stolen from a San Francisco exotic car dealership. The San Francisco Chronicle reported ...
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IRELAND, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece News, May 01, 2012

Wonkbook: A 'mistake' Europe would be wise to make
Washington Post (blog)
Spain has fallen into a recession. Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Slovenia are in recession. Perhaps this might mean a bit of a rethink in the euro zone? Nah. Unemployed Italian railways former workers, ...
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European Austerity and the Fate of the Euro
Last week, S&P downgraded Spain to BBB+. Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal,Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, and Holland, members of the Eurozone, have officially fallen back into recession. We are more than two years into the European Debt Crisis – the crisis ...
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BIOLOGY News, May 01, 2012

The genetic links between different diseases
Fox News
This network approach, known among scientists as systems biology, could change the way medical specialists view and treat disease, according to some researchers. Rather than only looking to repair the parts of the body that are directly affected by ...
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Harris Lewin elected to National Academy of Sciences
Phys.Org (press release)
Lewin, an emeritus faculty member in the Department of Animal Sciences and founding director of the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB), was recognized for research he conducted during his 27 years at the University of Illinois.
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MAY DAY in the World, May 01, 2012

May Day 2012: Occupy Wall Street Plans World 'Coming Out Party' From Sydney to NYC

May Day 2012: Occupy Wall Street Plans World 'Coming Out Party' From Sydney to NYC
Although the Occupy movement has laid low for most of the winter, it is planning a triumphant return on May 1, internationally known asMay Day. Historically a day of labor protests, the movement is organizing walk-outs and strikes all around the world ...
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May Day 2012 General Strike Protests Aim To Sweep World's Streets On May 1 [VIDEO]
International Business Times
By IBTimes Staff Reporter: Subscribe to IBTimes's RSS feed TheMay Day 2012 General Strike protests are poised to sweep theworld's streets on May 1, when men, women and children are being asked to skip work, school, shopping and other activities in ...
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NEW ZEALAND HERALD News, May 01, 2012

PRESS DIGEST-New Zealand newspapers - May 1
NEW ZEALAND HERALD ( Banks lobbied minister on Dotcom: The donation scandal engulfing Act leader John Banks spread last night as it emerged he lobbied personal friend and Government minister Maurice Williamson over internet tycoon ...
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NZ MP 'hid Dotcom donations'
Herald Sun
The German internet tycoon, who faces extradition to the US for allegedly masterminding massive online piracy, told the New Zealand Herald he donated $NZ50,000 ($39300) to ACT Party leader John Banks in 2010. Mr Dotcom, 38, said Mr Banks asked him to ...
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EARTHQUAKE News, May 01, 2012


Swarm of IE Quakes "Purely Random"
NBC Los Angeles
He provides a few suggestions when it comes to being prepared forearthquakes and other disasters. Stephanie Elam reports. NBC4's Stephanie Elam shows you how to prepare a quake kit for your pet. This segment aired on Friday, April 27, 2012.
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New hotels arise amid ruins in Haitian capital
Atlanta Journal Constitution
In this April 26, 2012 photo, a man rearranges power lines in a camp for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This city is undergoing the largest hotel building boom in its history, raising expectations that investors will ...
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VOGUE News, May 01, 2012

City gets new shopping, food choices
Freeport Journal-Standard
Shroyer is set to open the door to her new women's clothing store, Vogue, on Thursday. Vogue caters to women of all ages and sizes. The store is located at the Meadows Shopping Center in the old Book World location. For the next couple of days, ...
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Perryscope resurfaces with Hey Ocean!
The Province
By Tom Harrison, The Province April 30, 2012 Hey Ocean! releases its album Is, with its hit Big Blue Wave, on May 15 and performs at the Vogue on June 16. Hey Ocean! releases its album Is May 15 and follows that with a con-cert at the Vogue on June 16.
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MOST BEAUTIFUL Woman, Model, Actress, May 01, 2012

People magazine's 'Most Beautiful' women
Washington Post
Beyonce was named People magazine's “Most Beautiful” woman for 2012. The singer told the magazine that being a new mother has made her feel more beautiful than ever and has given her a new sense of purpose. Sofia Vergara, the Colombian bombshell of...
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Beyonce named World's Most Beautiful Woman
New York Daily News
Motherhood has Beyonce Knowles sitting pretty, and she's just been named the most beautiful woman in the world. People magazine has placed the 16-time Grammy-winning artist and actress at the top of the coveted annual list. She describes parenting as ...
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BUSINESS News, May 01, 2012

CEO needs to establish talent philosophy for HR to bring in processes: Marc ...
Times of India
NEW DELHI: All talent strategies start with the CEO, who needs to be the perfect role model, says Marc Effron, president of The Talent Strategy Group and the author of 'One Page Talent Management'. Delineating the importance of a clear talent ...
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Affiliated Managers Group CEO Sean Healey paid $14.9 million in 2011, down ...
Boston Globe
By Beth Healy The chief executive of Affiliated Managers Group Inc., a Beverly investment firm, received $14.9 million in total compensation last year, down from nearly $20 million in 2010, according to an annual filing with regulators.
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INDIA, Ferry Boat Capsized, May 01, 2012

India ferry capsizes; 103 dead, 100 missing
The Associated Press
By ANUPAM NATH, AP – 1 minute ago BURABURI, India (AP) — Army divers and rescue workers pulled 103 bodies out of a river after a packed ferry capsized in heavy winds and rain in remote northeast India, an official said Tuesday.
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103 dead, 100 missing after ferry capsizes in India
Fox News
GAUHATI, India – Army divers and rescue workers pulled 103 bodies out of ariver after a packed ferry boat capsized in heavy winds and rain in remote northeast India, an official said Tuesday. At least 100 people were still missing after the boat ...
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ASEAN News, May 01, 2012

Exhibition Special: Singapore trade show will connect Asian suppliers to world ...
China Daily
This will be the final opportunity for Singaporean buyers to snag competitively priced goods made in China and Asia and targeted at the growing Southeast Asian markets. The 2012 expo aims to build on the successful experience of last year and is still ...
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China Daily
Cooperation crucial to Asian prosperity and stability
People's Daily Online
By Zhong Sheng (People's Daily) Japan has stepped up Asian diplomacy since last year in a bid to enhance its influence over the political, economic, and security landscape on the continent. Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba has repeatedly called ...
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BROOKE BURKE News, May 01, 2012

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