TIME - Top Stories
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The photographer now hopes the award will continue to bring attention to the crisis in Venezuela, which she intends to continue to document. But, she wont limit herself to that country. In recent months, she covered the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and the earthquake in Ecuador. But shes also open to more cheerful assignments, like her last one about the sexual exploits of Diego , a giant tortoise in the Galapagos Islands. Meridith KohutThe New York Times/Redux A giant tortoise, Diego,' who is more than 100 years old, poses while being fed at the Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, on March 2, 2017. He was brought back from San Diego in the 1970s and spawned more than 800 progeny, largely contributing to the recovery of the Chelonoidis hoodensis species.
MintPress News
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But there is a great irony in Islamic history. The Mongols destroyed Baghdad but their children embraced Islam. Even the Prophet’s own uncle (Abu Lahb) was a vicious Islamophobe, and Mecca, now the citadel of Islam, was once an Islamophobic city. American Islamophobes, the ugliest and the less ugly, need to know that American Muslims and their progeny, even if persecuted, will continue to contribute to the economic, social, moral, and intellectual good of America as they have in Malaysia and Indonesia, nations as far away from the Middle East as are the United States. L. Ali Khan is the founder of Legal Scholar Academy and a professor of law at Washburn University, Kansas. He writes for Counter Punch , where this article first appeared. The post Profiling Islamophobes appeared first on MintPress News .
Core77
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The fun, functional control of hands-on fabrication is no secret to designers, and it's similarly obvious to kids. You could say the same for the creative potential of simple materials. The new Hamaika furniture project, created by Spanish designer Unai Rollan, taps into that tactile interest, blending simplicity and functionality for both adults and not-there-yets. The name Hamaika is Basque for 'eleven,' which references the project's core design feature: each piece of furniture is made from 11 pieces of wood, each cut to the same length. The little chair in particular captures the pared down inventiveness of Enzo Mari's DIY minimalism with an IKEA-type user-friendliness. The result is a small person sized piece of furniture that would be easy to use as a learning project on tools and dynamic center of balance. Or it could be the base for more creative expression, a blank canvas for your progeny's monstrous Mod Podge masterpiece.
The Event Chronicle
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Both bases “…have been home to ‘classifiedvehicles for decades.” Nazi Intel Gehlen and Mueller were brought over and used to help set up the CIA under the infamous, now declassified Operation Paperclip. Joseph Mengele (aka Dr. Green) traveled in and out of America from his South American home and was brought over to help set up the CIA’s secret Mind-kontrol programs, which included MK-Ultra and numerous subprograms, many of which are ongoing even to this very day, although completely denied. Prescott Bush and the Dulles brothers were supportive of the Nazis. Prescott and GHWB both have been accused of being secret Nazis. Prescott for his part in the Union bank support for the Nazis in WW2, in which he was arrested but given immunity to become an “informant,” as long as he signed an agreement that his progeny would never run for political office.
The Economic Times
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9 million and Xiaomi’s 41.5 million, IDC estimates. Oppo and Vivo both doubled their 2015 haul. In the fourth quarter, they were No. 1 and No. 3, respectively -- Huawei was second. Their approach worked particularly well in lower-tier cities, where mid-range phones became a mainstream hit, said Tay Xiaohan, an IDC analyst. Duan’s smartphone progeny are also gaining some momentum beyond their home turf. In the fourth quarter, Oppo and Vivo were fourth and fifth in the world, respectively. About a quarter of Oppo’s shipments went to markets like India, where it hopes to dig in before Apple establishes a meaningful presence. “Smartphones are an unprecedented opportunity. We forecast at least for the next 10 or 20 years, there’s no replacement. But we dont know,” Duan said. Cook said on the weekend that Apple doesnt have a specific goal for market share.
alexandra's kitchen
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A little over a year ago, my neighbor introduced me to The New Basics Puttanesca , a sauce made entirely from pantry ingredients: a can of plum tomatoes, a (whole!) tin of anchovies, a (whole!) jar of capers. After everything—there's garlic, olive oil, and olives in there, too—simmers together for about an hour, you toss it with hot pasta, and call dinner done. It's one of those miracle dishes that materializes seemingly from nothing, a particularly good one to know this time of year, when fresh inspiration can be lacking. A few weeks ago, when I opened Colu Henry's Back Pocket Pasta , I felt like I had opened a book filled with the progeny of The New Basics puttanesca, a cadre of pantry-inspired recipes, but each with a fresh spin: some incorporate seasonal ingredients (brown buttered squash bake with sage, crème fraîche and Fontina), others call for fresh seafood (grilled squid with chilies and mint), many are simple and practical (one pot with spinach and goat cheese), some are jazzed up with crispy capers and bread crumbs.
Futurity
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DNA's ability to act like an electrical wire plays a part in how it replicates, new research shows. In the early 1990s, Jacqueline Barton, professor of chemistry at Caltech, discovered an unexpected property of DNA—that it can act like an electrical wire to transfer electrons quickly across long distances. Later, she and colleagues showed that cells take advantage of this trait to help locate and repair potentially harmful mutations to DNA. Now, Barton's lab has shown that this wire-like property of DNA is also involved in a different critical cellular function. When cells divide and replicate themselves in our bodies—for example in the brain, heart, bone marrow, and fingernails—the double-stranded helix of DNA is copied. DNA also copies itself in reproductive cells that are passed on to progeny. The new study, based on work by graduate student Elizabeth O'Brien in collaboration with Walter Chazin's group at Vanderbilt University, offers evidence that a key protein required for replicating DNA depends on electrons traveling through DNA.
TIME - Top Stories
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Doug Coe died peacefully at his Maryland home yesterday, surrounded by his wife and most of their three generations of progeny, a family totaling nearly 90 members. Jehovahs favorite choir was surely blessed, as they gathered around his bed and through an open window from the yard on a beautiful afternoon, serenading him into eternity with songs and hymns. What a welcome reunion; and now he is in the place where the music never stops. As in life, Doug wanted his passing to point others to Jesus . While the world lost a gentle, spiritual giant, like many others across the globe who knew Doug as a faithful colleague and friend, I lost one of the two longtime spiritual mentors in my life. For the more than 33 years I have been privileged to serve as personal media spokesperson for Billy Graham , the evangelist modeled for me, in both word and deed, the principles of Jesus.
Mondoweiss
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Sky News
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Do you think if some of those options, and give discussed before and the progeny approach in Iraq, in amongst those approaches the fact that in some areas Isis are seen, they are quite popular amongst certain almonds of the population. This is a better option than the alternative. That has to be addressed by those who would see Isis removed from those areas.
Sky News
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He stood mere prison sentence and his progeny raid which saw over £40 million of goods stolen from a safe-deposit facility. An Indonesian woman arrested over the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother claims she was tricked into carrying out the attack.
Techradar
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Familiar faces E3 came and went. Sony dipped its toes into totally unknown water with Farpoint, a new intellectual property that's played entirely in VR, but for the most part the house that Crash Bandicoot built stuck to whats worked in the past. God of War made a return, but even the introduction of a grizzly beard, a refreshing Norse setting and that much derided progeny werent enough to shake the feeling Sony would rather make a Norse mythology game with Kratos flinging his familiar chains around than create one without him. Days Gone was another potential new candidate, but with a look, style and feel that felt unmistakably like The Last of Us with Sons of Anarchy dropped in the middle of it, the post-apocalyptic action-adventurer already felt dated by association. Roll the months ahead to the PlayStation Experience in December and we saw Sony double down yet again with The Last of Us 2 (a game that Sony was keen to build hype from despite the fact its a long, long way from seeing the light of play), GT Sport and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Nathan who?) all filling out the ranks.
The Huffington Post
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The Event Chronicle
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The CIA was set up by Third Reich Nazi Intel brought over under Operation Paperclip run by Gehlen and Mueller with full support of the Duklless and Prescott Bush, even though Bush had his Union bank Assets seized and his hands slapped for supporting the Nazis during WW2. Prescott Bush became an informant for the FBI and gained immunity from prosecution for treason by signing an agreement that his progeny would never run for any political office. He was a hard core Nazi man like his “sonGHWB and the Dulles brothers. This immunity agreement Prescott Bush signed was allegedly the document Sandy Berger tried to steal from the National Security section of the US National Archives (and was caught and received minimal correction for). GHWB climbs to the top for managing Op40 at Dallas. GHWB ran OP40 assassination of JFK , RFK and MLK and his reward was to climb the ladder into the higher levels of the Pyramid of Power.
The Huffington Post
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This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace Earlier this week, a group of prominent Republicans called for a nationwide price on carbon to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and slow climate change. It's a proposal we should all be talking about, but we know Congress won't - at least not before 2018 -because while these elder statesmen of the Republican party were floating the paper, their juvenile progeny in the Senate were voting to let US oil companies pay bribes overseas and stifling any mention of the $20 billion per year in subsidies and tax breaks that the US gives the fossil-fuel sector. Still, the proposal exists, and it may revive the only debate we should be having now: not if we should have a price on carbon, but how to determine it and what to do with the proceeds. Here's a primer to help you along. Why a Price on Carbon? Carbon pricing makes us pay for the damage our greenhouse-gas emissions impose on the rest of the world, on the premise that if we have to pay for it, we'll reduce it - a premise that even free-market icon Milton Friedman endorsed .
WhoWhatWhy
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On that, at least, Walsh had plenty to say in his Final Report, and it's not pretty. He began and ended with the observation and warning that problems presented by Iran/Contra are not those of rogue operations, but rather those of Executive Branch efforts to evade congressional oversight. This was a direct challenge to the Church Committee’s verdict that the CIA was a “rogue elephant” that required congressional leashing. Suffice to say that the War Powers Resolution has never been successfully invoked to stop a President from waging war, covertly or otherwise, once the President had been authorized by the National Security Act and its progeny with such vast power. In short, Congress hadnt learned much from Vietnam and Watergate, the Church and Pike committees, or its own legislative history: “Fundamentally, the Iran/Contra affair was the first known criminal assault on the post-Watergate rules governing the activities of national security officials.
The Huffington Post
2 months
I'm not alone in those experiences in blue America. For me, my intellectual commitment to liberty and equality had never been in question, but because of the settled life of our liberal democracy I had not had much of an emotional commitment. Emotion-driven Americans were those wearing flag pins and going to war, not those pushing for better education, reproductive and LGBT rights. I was proudly in the latter group, a rationally passionate advocate. That all has changed. Not only is my granddaughter at risk, and my children at risk, but I'm no longer an emotionally detached bystander. Today, for the first time, I have some deep, visceral sense of what it feels like to be a black person in America. Worrying about the future of my progeny is not that different from the anxiety African-American parents feel every day for their children when they leave the house.
TIME - News
2 months
Leave it to Queen Bey to make the ultimate statement with a casual Instagram post. Beyoncé commanded the attention of not only the her fans, but the entire when she announced on Wednesday that she was pregnant with twins via a picture of her growing belly on Instagram. In the image, Bey shows off her bare belly while clad in a sheer veil, while sitting amid a plethora of flower because even a pregnancy announcement is a chance for aesthetic excellence when you are Beyoncé. Within fifteen minutes of the announcement, there were more than 17,000 tweets about it, according to Twitter. Needless to say, the web had all of the feelings about Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement, taking to social media to sound off on the new Knowles-Carter progeny . Some were overjoyed with the news, especially with the conflicts going on in the world. BEYONC'S WOMB IS THE ONLY PLACE THAT IS TRULY SAFE AND GOOD https://t.
TIME - Top Stories
2 months
Leave it to Queen Bey to make the ultimate statement with a casual Instagram post. Beyoncé commanded the attention of not only the her fans, but the entire when she announced on Wednesday that she was pregnant with twins via a picture of her growing belly on Instagram. In the image, Bey shows off her bare belly while clad in a sheer veil, while sitting amid a plethora of flower because even a pregnancy announcement is a chance for aesthetic excellence when you are Beyoncé. Within fifteen minutes of the announcement, there were more than 17,000 tweets about it, according to Twitter. Needless to say, the web had all of the feelings about Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement, taking to social media to sound off on the new Knowles-Carter progeny . Some were overjoyed with the news, especially with the conflicts going on in the world. BEYONC'S WOMB IS THE ONLY PLACE THAT IS TRULY SAFE AND GOOD https://t.
The Huffington Post
2 months
" His spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, soon made devastatingly clear that Mr. Trump, if elected, would seek to dismantle Roe v. Wade and its progeny, saying, "Mr. Trump gave an accurate account of the law as it is today and made clear it must stay that way now -- until he is president. Then he will change the law through his judicial appointments and allow the states to protect the unborn ." During his first few days on the job, President Trump began to make good on that campaign promise. A mere three days after his inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order reinstating the "global gag rule." This policy prohibits certain U.S. federal funds from being used to aid any international organization that provides abortion care, referrals for abortion care, or even basic information about abortion care--even if they aren't using the U.S. funds for abortion provision or referrals.
The Huffington Post
2 months
Let us not forget that Nelson Mandela was once called a terrorist. The only thing worse than being unfairly convicted of a crime is being held longer than one was sentenced. A prisoner held past their sentence is no longer a prisoner, but a hostage . The only thing greater than injustice is injustice within injustice. Injustice is an insurmountable obstacle to humanity. Neutrality in matters of injustice is complicity. Who but humans can champion human rights? If we do not protect each other, then who will? And if a person trespasses against his fellow man, does not justice even apply to just punishment? When we politicize the pursuit of justice, we ironically perpetuate injustice and contribute to corruption. How many voices must scream out before they no longer fall on deaf ears? For our children of conscience are not unruly offspring; they are the progeny of righteous revolution.
Washington Free Beacon
2 months
If we had a citizen legislature set-up—where you go in, focus on your area of expertise to make your country better, then go home and live under the laws you helped pass—I think that would be a healthier form of democracy, he said. Fitzpatrick witnessed corruption in the hotbed that is the New York State Legislature. His first major investigation was into a state legislator representing Queens who doubled as the boss of a major New York City labor union. Fitzpatrick flipped the legislator, Brian McLaughlin , and his cooperation led to a progeny of cases . Once they're confronted with charges, they're faced with the choice of sticking up for their family or for their colleagues who may have been involved in criminal activity, he explained. Most of them choose cooperation. When you get a cooperator, it is a domino effect, Fitzpatrick said.
Ars Technica
2 months
Enlarge / Viruses latch on to a cell, setting off a competition for a successful infection. (credit: Graham Beards/Wikimedia Commons ) Darwin's theory of evolution was formulated based on the competition he saw among animals and plants. But his insights turned out to apply with organisms he couldn't see. At the microbial level, organisms compete fiercely with each other for resources, and often devote a fair bit of energy to trying to kill off the competition (and, in some cases, eat it ). So it shouldn't come as a surprise that this sort of competition extends to the smallest biological realms possible: the viruses. A new paper takes a look at viruses that infect just a single species of bacteria, and finds that many of them carry genes that allow them to block the competition from infecting their hosts. Many of the viruses that infect bacteria are brutal killers, exploding their hosts shortly after infection in order to spread their progeny to new victims.
The Economic Times
2 months
It is a living and breathing platform that enables immediate payments. And it was a wake-up call for banks to get their technology act together. Bharat Interface for Money (or BHIM) is another of UPI’s progeny and applications. The buzz in the tech sphere is that it is the shape of things to come — read, technology and micro-lending. If BHIM has had something other apps dont, it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s voluntary endorsement. This counts for a lot in a land where banking access is abysmally low and faith in technology stillborn for more than 500 million people. Unsurprisingly, Modi’s endorsement helped BHIM achieve the same number of downloads in 10 days that a slicker PhonePe app clocked in five months. But here’s the thing: PhonePe is a standalone business and business enabler for parent company Flipkart. Paytm is a red-blooded digital wallet business.