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May 14, 2012

LATEST World News, May 14, 2012

May 14 Photo Brief: Syria violence spills over in Lebanon, memorial for bodies ...
Baltimore Sun
(Daniel Becerril/Reuters) PHOTO LINK Chandra Bahadur Dangi (R), the 72-year-old Nepali crowned the “World's Shortest Man” by Guinness World Records, and his nephew Dolakh Dangi (L) meet Elle the koala at Wildlife World in Sydney on May 14, 2012.
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Baltimore Sun
Why Ron Paul's 2012 effort may not really be over
Christian Science Monitor
By Peter Grier, Staff writer / May 14, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul departs after holding a rally outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia on April 22. Congressman Paul announced on May 14 that he will no longer actively campaign in ...
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PETITION SITE - Stand with Peruvians against road construction through indigenous lands, May 14, 2012

Stand with Peruvians against road construction through indigenous lands

"At least two communities of indigenous people live in the Peruvian Purus, an Amazonian rainforest which has been preserved as a national park. These people are so self sufficient and isolated from the rest of the world that they are called the "uncontacted."

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SPORTS, Athletics News, May 14, 2012

Clarkstown Athletic Foundation Holds First Fundraiser
The Clarkstown Central Athletic Foundation hosted the first ever Clarkstown Cup on Saturday primarily at Clarkstown South, but given the number of events, a few were also held at North. In the cup, teams from spring sportsat North and South competed ...
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Weak in the knees: It's not just pro athletes who battle knee problems
Denver Post
Knees get a lot of attention in the sports pages, where injuries have sidelined such stars as Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio. But it's not just pro athletes who battle knee problems. Recreational athletes are ...
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BASKETBALL News, May 14, 2012

OlympiakosBasketball-Olympiakos defy odds to win Euroleague
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Having had their budget cut by the economic crisis in Greece, Olympiakos first defied the odds to reach the playoffs and the arrived to the Final Four as the least heralded team to win the showpiece event in Istanbul. Led by their Serbian coach Dusan ...
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Olympiakos defy odds to win Euroleague title
GMA News
ISTANBUL - Olympiakos Piraeus won the Euroleague on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) in dramatic style after being written off even by many of their own fans as title candidates before this season's premier club basketballcompetition.
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PENNY Stock News, May 14, 2012

Penny Stock on the Move: Great Wall Builders Ltd. (GWBU)
Shares of Great Wall Builders Ltd. (OTC: GWBU), owner of the exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights to the Start Fuel Efficiency and Emission Device (FEED), soared in Friday's trading session. The penny stock of GWBU ended the day 11.39% ...
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Penny Stock Sefe Inc. (SEFE) continues Slide on Friday's Trading Session
Shares of Sefe Inc. (OTC: SEFE), a technology-and solutions-driven company, tumbled in Friday's trading session. The penny stock of SEFE ended the day 18.99% lower at $0.725, with volume at 2.66 million. The stock is down more than 20% in the last ...
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HEALTH News, Fitness, Wellness, Diets, May 14, 2012

BalanceDiet(TM) Company Implements Exclusive Genetic Fat Test to Develop ...
MarketWatch (press release)
TAMPA, Fla., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- BalanceDiet(TM) Company is pleased to announce that its clients can now take advantage of an exclusive genetic fat test to obtain personalized diet and fitnessrecommendations as part of their ...
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TV Review | The Weight of the Nation: Obesity imperils health of country
Columbus Dispatch
By David Wiegand Karissa Peyer, an associate exercise specialist, helps 14-year-old Kaelen Guetschow operate a treadmill at the Pediatric Fitness Clinic of the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Everyone has seen the news reports about ...
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EUROZONE Crisis News, May 14, 2012

Eurozone crisis live: Markets slide as Greek euro exit looms
The Guardian (blog)
Despite many shares looking cheap, investors remain risk-averse, explained Mike McCudden, head of derivatives at Interactive Investor, who added: With no real positives to be drawn from the global economic picture whilst the euro zone crisis grows ...
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The Guardian (blog)
Spanish bank debts deepen eurozone crisis
World Socialist Web Site
By Nick Beams The European financial crisis has taken another turn for the worse as doubts grow over the solvency of the Spanish banking system and the prospect of a Greek withdrawal from the eurozone becomes increasingly likely.
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EARTHQUAKE News, May 14, 2012

Quake downs walls, cuts power in northern Chile
A magnitude-6.2 magnitude earthquake shook down walls and knocked out electricity in parts of far-northern Chile but no injuries or major damage were reported. The US Geological Survey said the quake, which occurred at 6 am local time (6 am EDT; ...
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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake downs walls, cuts power in northern Chile
Washington Post
... A magnitude-6.2 magnitude earthquake damaged walls, shattered windows and knocked out electricity in parts of far-northern Chile and the Peruvian city of Tacna but no injuries or major damage were reported. The US Geological Survey said the quake, ...
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DIED, May 14, 2012

Donald “Duck” Dunn, Booker T. and the MGs Bassist Dies at 70
By AP | May 14, 2012 | + Soul band Booker T and the MGs are seen in this Jan. 1970 photo, from left to right: Al Jackson, Jr., Booker T. Jones, Donald "Duck" Dunn, and Steve Cropper. (NEW YORK) — Donald “Duck” Dunn, the bassist who helped create the ...
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Mark Deitch, former Soviet dissident, dies in accident at 67
Jewish Telegraphic Agency (blog)
By Alan D. Abbey · May 14, 2012 Mark Deitch, 67, a former dissident who became a well-known journalist in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union,died in Bali, Indonesia, in early May while saving a young girl from drowning. Accounts didn't give the ...
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CNN World News, May 14, 2012

Iranian officials visit the IAEA
By the CNN Wire Staff IAEA chief inspector Herman Nackaerts arrives at the Iranian permanent mission to the UN on May 14, 2012 in Vienna. (CNN) -- An Iranian delegation met with officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, ...
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Clock ticking down on Greek government talks
CNN International
By the CNN Wire Staff Athens, Greece (CNN) -- The Greek president is trying again Monday to get political leaders to form a new government for the troubled country, but as the clock ticks down, the head of the second-largest party said he would not ...
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BEST Anything, May 14, 2012

Best Sales Training Expert Voted Fourth of The World's Sales Gurus
Seattle Post Intelligencer
This new status places Bob as one of the Top 4 Best Sales Training Experts in The World. Steve, co-founder of Global Gurus International, commented, “Only those sales training speakers and trainers who develop the art of selling in others and who have ...
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Selfridges Named Best Department Store in the World -- Again!
MarketWatch (press release)
LONDON, May 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- At the Global Department Store Summit in Paris (GDSS), The Intercontinental Group of Department Stores (IGDS) announced that Selfridges has once again been recognised as the Best Department Store in the World for ...
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ACTIONAID News, May 14, 2012

Action-Aid Ghana marks Mothers Day at the Kukuo Witches Camp
While others chose to organize feast for their mothers on the occasion of this year's Mother's Day, Action Aid-Ghana and its partners visited the Kukuo alleged witches camp in the Nanumba North district of the Northern region to restore hope in the ...
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ActionAid Ghana celebrate Mother's Day with alleged witches at Kukuo
Ghana Business News
ActionAid-Ghana and Songtaba, both non-governmental organizations (NGOs), based in Ghana, on Sunday joined alleged witches at Kukuo witches' camp in the Northern Region, to celebrated this year's Mother's Day. As part of the celebration, ...
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WASHINGTON POST News, May 14, 2012

I'm not quitting the church
Washington Post
Recently, a group called the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) ran a full-page ad in The Washington Post cast as an “open letter to 'liberal' and 'nominal' Catholics.” Its headline commanded: “It's Time to Quit the Catholic Church.
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"Playing With Fire: Pakistan At War With Itself" by Pamela Constable
Boise State Public Radio
A veteran correspondent for the Washington Post, Constable has reportedextensively from Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Iraq for the past 14 years. She steps behind the headlines to provide a revealing portrait of this nuclear-armed nation.
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NY TIMES News, May 14, 2012

The New York Times Gets Played By Climate Deniers
Huffington Post
On the same day that Victor and I made these visits where he described how Malawi has been experiencing serious impacts from climate change for over 20 years, the New York Times published an article about clouds and climate deniers.
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Poll: Age and Partisanship Continue to Mark Divide Over Gay Marriage
New York Times (blog)
By DALIA SUSSMAN New York Times/CBS News polling shows change in support same-sex marriage over time. President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage last week has had little effect on Americans' views of the issue so far, the latest New York ...
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IDEAS, May 14, 2012


Virident Systems to Demonstrate SSD Benchmark Comparison at EMC World
SYS-CON Media (press release)
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/14/12 -- Virident Systems, a performance leader in flash-based storage class memory (SCM) solutions, will demonstrate a database TPC-C-like benchmark comparing Virident FlashMAX performance with other leading PCIe ...
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MSU Pitcher Chris Stratton Wins 2012 C Spire Wireless Ferriss Trophy as ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
“For its size, Mississippi has some of the best baseball talent in the worldand today's program demonstrated that once again with three strong candidates. Our best wishes go out to all the players and their families who were honored today.” C Spire ...
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FASHION Models News, May 14, 2012

Fashion modelVogue bans some models, but will it help?
Mother Nature Network
The editors of nearly 20 international editions of Vogue magazine agreed last week to ban from their pages all fashion modelsyounger 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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Not For Models Only: Artful Home Launches Collection
Sacramento Bee
In celebration of the relevance of the clothing collection for real women, the company has launched a campaign,"Not for Models Only," featuring the new collection on three real women, ages 44-59. In addition, ...
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NEW TRENDS, May 14, 2012

New Trends

Study Reveals New Trends in the Kitchen Design Space
The Salem News
Some of those new uses for the kitchen reflect our new technology-driven world, said AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker. "The last few years have seen kitchens take on newfunctions." As home sizes decrease - and according to the National Association of ...
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Five new decorating trends
(Scripps Howard News Service) By Mary Carol Garrity High Point, NC, is the market where the world's best designers launch their new looks and lines, so it's the mecca fortrend-spotting. Here are my top five favorites for the season. 1.
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UFO News, May 14, 2012

Nasa image of 'UFO' near sun sparks debate
Straits Times
A YouTube video purportedly showing an unidentified flying object (UFO) near the Sun has re-ignited the decades-old debate over alien existence. -- PHOTO: KOREA HERALD (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A YouTube video purportedly showing an ...
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Straits Times
Astronomers report five UFOs on Moon, suggest intelligent alien life
Canadian National Newspaper
Paul Davies and Robert Wagner report seeing five UFOs on moon in mid April 2012 according to testimony supplied from These astronomers are affiliated with Arizona State University. released this discovery on 12 May 2012.
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LONDON OLYMPICS News, May 14, 2012

Michael Phelps eyes rewriting history at London Olympics
Chicago Sun-Times
His lone availability at the USOC's media summit drew a full house, with reporters eager to know everything from what he plans on swimming at theLondon Olympics to whether he's climbed the famed “Incline,” a training trail at the base of the mountains ...
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Michael Phelps talks about rewriting history at London Olympics
On a recent edition of 60 Minutes, Debbie Phelps said she would like her son to continue swimming through the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Phelps, though, has insisted for years that the upcoming London Games will be his last.
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LATEST World News, May 13, 2012

Marlins vs. Mets | Sun., May 13, 2012
Carlos Zambrano pitches during the first inning of the Miami Marlins against the New York Mets game at Marlins Park in Miami on Sunday, May 13, 2012. The Marlins defeated the Mets 8-4. David Santiago / Staff Photo Carlos Zambrano pitches during the ...
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Heat vs. Pacers (Game 1) | Sun., May 13, 2012
The Miami Heat vs the Indiana Pacers for Round 2 Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs at the AmericanAirlines Arena on Sunday, May 13, 2012. Al Diaz / Staff Photo NBA Commissioner David Stern gives the Heat's LeBron James his third Most Valuable Player Trophy.
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