The Huffington Post
3 days
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
7 days
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
9 days
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
10 days
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.
The Economic Times
10 days
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.
Plymouth Herald
15 days
Those high society gurus at Tatler Magazine have revealed the poshest baby names for 2017 - and some of them really are hilarious.While the likes of Wayne and Chardonnay, perhaps surprisingly, are omitted from the list, social climbers are instead encouraged to name their prodigious progeny something with the class and panache that fits their elevated social status - such as 'Xman' or 'Yak' if they're bonny boys, or 'Scar' or 'Hum' if they're gorgeous girls.Read next: The most popular baby...
Plymouth Herald
15 days
Those high society gurus at Tatler Magazine have revealed the poshest baby names for 2017 - and some of them really are hilarious.While the likes of Wayne and Chardonnay, perhaps surprisingly, are omitted from the list, social climbers are instead encouraged to name their prodigious progeny something with the class and panache that fits their elevated social status - such as 'Xman' or 'Yak' if they're bonny boys, or 'Scar' or 'Hum' if they're gorgeous girls.And, if people decide to ...
TIME - Top Stories
15 days
O.J. Simpson . FXs ambitious miniseries about Simpsons 1995 murder trial landed five nominations, more than any other show this year. As they were last year, this years TV nominations recognize the new over the old: of the seven series that received at least three nominations, all but one ( Black-ish which wasnt nominated until now, in its third season ) debuted in 2016. Expect acting awards to recognize both newly minted stars, like Issa Rae, and seasoned performers (slash comeback queens) like Winona Ryder . The title of Miss Golden Globe will be jointly held by a trio of sisters with stardom coursing through their veins. The alliteratively named Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet Stallone, progeny of Rocky, will serve jointly as Miss Golden Globe(s) this year. The job (which consists of helping to hand out awards and escorting winners offstage) was originally bestowed upon up-and-coming film and television actresses, but since the 1970s has gone to celebrity offspring from Melanie Griffith to Corinne Foxx (daughter of Jamie) to the occasional mister (a la Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Den of Geek
17 days
The main cast in Prometheus - Shaw, Holloway and Peter Weyland, mostly - have all travelled to LV-223 with questions at the front of their minds. Why did the Engineers create life on Earth? If they can create life, are they also capable of extending it? As an android whose creators are indifferent about his existence, David already has his own answers to those questions. When Holloway remarks that humanity made David "because we could," the android responds: "Can you imagine how disappointing it would be for you to hear the same thing from your creator?" David already knows how it feels to be the progeny of an uncaring and capricious species, and he may well have divined that the Engineers are as callous about humans as Weyland and Holloway are about David and his supposed lack of a soul. One by one, the crew of the Prometheus either die or are subjected to bouts of terror and extreme disillusionment; Peter Weyland, far from discovering the secret of eternal life, is instead beaten up by a bald alien and left to observe the emptiness that lurks behind the veil of death.
The Huffington Post
a month
Half of global wealth is now retained by only 1% of the world's population, and many of our decision makers sit comfortably in that 1%. -US President-elect Donald Trump's 17 cabinet members collectively retain more wealth than one third of American households. Meanwhile, lead poisoning has become a national epidemic in the USA due to lax environmental regulations. Without human rights defenders working on behalf of the socially vulnerable, our systems will continue to benefit the privileged minority while the well-being of the majority and their progeny is cast aside. If Jesus' non-conformity fails to inspire, we can take a cue from nature instead. The beauty we perceive in nature is due to its diversity and lack of conformity, yet we continue to drill, frack, extract, and pave over most of it. Last week, The Guardian reported rampant road building across the globe has divided the Earth's land into 600,000 fragments, most of which are too small to support significant wildlife.
The Sun Daily - Food
a month
Tilly has also appeared on MasterChef Junior. Meanwhile, Ramsay's daughter is the latest star progeny to parlay her family name into a budding career. Power couple David and Victoria Beckham crowed about their 11-year-old son Cruz's Christmas single "If Every Day was Christmas" which was released on British radio last week. Tilly's Kitchen Takeover: Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch will be published April 20, 2017 to coincide with the release of the third series of her CBBC show which also airs in 2017. — AFP Relaxnews
Futurity
a month
Goal
a month
February's clash will include an intriguing sibling rivalry subplot, and Yeo Moriba does not want to see either of her progeny end up on the losing side
TIME - Global Spin
a month
The Huffington Post
2 months
The Huffington Post
2 months
Well. That happened. Donald J. Trump didn't just perplex the pundits, pollsters and his own progeny with a stunning electoral pummeling of Hillary Clinton, he pelted them with showbiz shock and awe. It was a wake-up call that surely rolled Beethoven, who was deaf, and is now dead. The new shot heard round the world. Planet-wide, liberals are slashing wrists and bashing brains and gnashing teeth and curled in a fetal position begging for their blue banky. The city of San Francisco is working through the five stages of grief but it's going to take a while, because right now they're stuck on denial. The streets of Hollywood are flooded with the salty tears of distraught baby movie stars who don't know whether to follow through on their threat to move to Canada or pay someone to do it for them. It's mourning in America. MSNBC's anchors reacted like they were told their children had been burned beyond recognition in a meth lab explosion.
Informed Comment
2 months
The Huffington Post
2 months
Times of Israel
2 months
The Iran Project
2 months
AhlulBayt News Agency Alborz province is the land of the youth, Sacred Defence heroes and pioneers of production and prosperity of Iran, said President Rouhani addressing the bumper crowd of people in Alborz on Wednesday. “Alborz is the land of Ayatollah Taleqani, Martyr Fallahi, Martyr Fahmideh and Imam Hussein’s (AS) brave army,” said President Rouhani in Karaj. Referring to his attendance at the seeing-off ceremony of Imam Hussein (AS) pilgrims and the great Iranian nation’s passion towards Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) progeny, Dr Rouhani said: “The first thing I want to express is the love of the people of this land towards Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) progeny”. “Two million Iranians are heading to Karbala through Shalamcheh, Chazzabeh and Mehran,” he continued. Stating that millions of Iranians responded Imam Hussein’s (AS) call for help, he said: “Today, people are responding to Imam Hussein (AS) bravely and loudly after 1370 years”.
The Huffington Post
2 months
And this definitely will upend the normalization policy. What we know about how the Cubans might react to Trump In its usual blunt style, though not officially directly linked to the election results themselves (Trump and the Cuban-American Congress members), on November 9th, Cuba announced the launch of five days of nationwide military exercises to prepare troops to confront what the government calls "a range of enemy actions". A 'show of force' Cuban style, just in case. President Trump will have to develop an arm's-length relationship with his business interests to avoid accusations of conflict of interest. However, how his politically active and highly visible progeny divvy up the family business interests and the spoils of their newly acquired political booty remains to be seen. For a corporation with real estate, leisure, travel and entertainment interests, an aggressive move in Cuba seems like a natural.
Futurity
2 months
The chestnut blight—which wiped out the American chestnut species across its 180-million-acre range in the first half of the 20th century—is caused by a fungus inadvertently introduced from Asia. Some view the loss of the chestnuts, which produced untold tons of food for wildlife and food and lumber for humans, as one of the worst US ecological disasters. We didn't account in our time estimates for how long it would take after we got nuts with blight resistance to plant out orchards and select progeny with the strongest resistance and eliminate material susceptible to the blight, says Fitzsimmons. Tree-killing beetles got to N. America earlier than we thought When we plant these trees with nuts generated by our latest generation of backcrossed trees, only 1 percent have the resistance that we are looking for. So you can imagine, if we're planting 27,000 trees, only about 270 have the combination of blight resistance and American chestnut characteristics we need.
Global News
2 months
Both famous progeny of larger-than-life parents, Chelsea and Ivanka have forged a strong bond over the years.
Global Research
3 months
Most interesting watching the progress of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU through the various opaque backroom ministrations this past week. NAFTA first As the progeny of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA, 1994)...