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Blog: Linsanity is no reason to bring out the “C” word – AALDEF

We were all having so much fun, too. But that’s no excuse for racism.I was wondering when someone would use a “Chink in the Armor” reference.I’m sure many Asian Americans thought about it too. But only the most screwed up Asian American self-hater would use it in public to describe the basketball flaws of Jeremy Lin.

Assignment: Future: ‘The Internet Is Coming’

When NPR correspondent Pam Fessler switched desks recently, she came across a 1994 memo she’d saved heralding the Internet’s arrival in the newsroom. “Internet is coming to NPR!” the memo began — before helpfully explaining just what the Internet was: “Internet is a collection of computer networks that is connected around the world….”

Robert Wallace, one of the nation’s last ‘Buffalo Soldiers,’ dies at 91

M.P. KING – State Journal Before his death on Feb. 9 at the age of 91, Robert Wallace of Madison was one of the last surviving soldiers who served in racially segregated units in World War II. His widow, Maxine Wallace, holds a portrait taken of him in 1954.

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Amy Johnson of Minneapolis bought a $12 carwash voucher in November from Calhoun Beach Automotive, a BP gas station in the Uptown area of Minneapolis, but found the line too long to wait in. So she stashed the receipt, which had a code that would let her enter the automated carwash and that expired in 30 days.

2012 Mass Stranding of Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis) on Cape Cod, MA – Office of Protected Resources – NOAA Fisheries

How many dolphins have stranded on Cape Cod this winter? From January 19-February 16, 2012, a total of 178 common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) have stranded in Wellfleet, MA and surrounding areas: Who is responding to the dolphins? The International for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is the lead local stranding network responder for Cape Cod, MA.

Amazon Kindle: A Highlight and Note by Timothy Carmody from Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN

Note: “Today ESPN is worth more than the entire NFL; worth more than MLB, NBA, & NHL combined.” #mediabiz Today ESPN is worth more than the entire NFL; worth more than Major League Baseball, the NBA, and the NHL combined.

5 Augmented Reality Examples Worth Looking At

For three years now, the folks at Cision have ranked the Top 100 blogs in our category by looking at specific data points. These data points are designed to reward actual site performance versus popularity or “Internet fame.” Last year, Ignite Social Media was ranked second, only to the blog powerhouse Mashable.

Elizabeth Smart marries Saturday at Hawaii Temple

Elizabeth Smart married her fiance Matthew Gilmour at the LDS Laie Hawaii Temple Saturday afternoon. Ed Smart said his daughter looked beautiful as she and Gilmour were married by Temple President H. Ross Workman. “The bride and groom were beaming as they left the LDS Temple,” Elizabeth Smart spokesman Chris Thomas said in a statement.

Hello again . . . from Hassan. | The Rickshaw Chronicles | a mySA.com blog

Some of you probably thought I’d fallen off the face of the planet. And you could be forgiven for that. But the truth is I just moved around a bit. When I last left you, I was saying goodbye to everyone in Warangal.

Adorkable Designs – Cover Designs by Jack Wallen

You’ve spent countless hours on that book. You’ve spilled sweat, tears, and sometimes maybe a little blood. Your heart and your soul had transferred into the words, the rhythms, the life of the work – so why disrespect that work by slapping on a home-made or less-than ideal cover?

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John Clay’s Sidelines

Check out the Herald-Leader photo gallery from UK-Ole Miss. Ten Kentucky basketball team notes after Cats improve to 26-1. Ten individual notes from Kentucky’s win over Ole Miss. Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy talks to media after his team’s 77-62 loss at Kentucky.

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Return of Diving Horse called off in Atlantic City, N.J. 11:00 AM The act ran on the Steel Pier from the 1920s to the 1970s General Electric chooses New Orleans for 300-job tech office 10:45 PM More New Orleans area news ” Microclimates with moxie: Cool Stuff New Orleans Hornets defeat Jeremy Lin led New York Knicks for third consecutive victory 11:04 PM Whitney Houston funeral: Watch it here live at 11 a.m.

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Digital First

I have been absolutely amazed and gratified at the volume and quality of your ideaLab submissions. More than 500 of you have applied for 25 positions. Your ideas are amazing. One crime writer wants to use new digital tools to expand coverage of crime in L.A. on multiple platforms and in real-time.

Pres Calderone doesn’t want our guns? Well…we don’t want his/Mexico’s drugs! – GretaWire

Mexico’s President put this sign up at the border in Mexico pointed at the USA. He doesn’t want our guns because they kill. But guess what? We don’t want their drugs…they kill, too. Get Greta’s Breaking News Alerts via email. Enter your email address below to sign up.

South Korean Defense Industry Suffers First Major Defeat of 2012 | Asia Security Watch

Israel has picked Italy over South Korea for a 30-order supply of new supersonic fighter training aircraft. South Korea pushed hard in the final week to sway Israel’s decision in purchasing the 30 new combat training aircraft, but the East Asian nation has lost its bid to Italy’s Alenia Aermacchi.

U.S. official: Signs pointing to increasing likelihood of Israeli strike on Iran

West Bank outposts spreading into Area B, in violation of Oslo Accords Filipina teen fights to join classmates on Poland Holocaust trip Four children remain in critical condition from deadly Jerusalem bus crash IDF playing a dangerous game in funding standoff U.S.

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Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Opportunity self-portrait reveals dusty solar panels

A newly-released mosaic from the Opportunity rover shows a coating of rust-colored dust on the robot’s solar panels, visual evidence of the mobile science outpost’s eight years exploring the treacherous plains of Mars. Opportunity’s panoramic camera collected images for the mosaic over three days from Dec. 21 to Dec.

 

Herschel telescope ‘in last year’

18 February 2012 Last updated at 18:11 ET By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News, Vancouver Herschel, Europe’s billion-euro space observatory, has entered what is likely to be its last year of operation. The telescope studies the formation of stars, and has taken some remarkable pictures since its launch in May 2009.

 

Earthmicrobiome Project

The Earth Microbiome Project is a proposed massively multidisciplinary effort to analyze microbial communities across the globe. The general premise is to examine microbial communities from their own perspective. Hence we propose to characterize the Earth by environmental parameter space into different biomes and then explore these using samples currently available from researchers across the globe.

 

Building blocks of early Earth survived collision that created moon

Unexpected new findings by a University of Maryland team of geochemists show that some portions of the Earth’s mantle (the rocky layer between Earth’s metallic core and crust) formed when the planet was much smaller than it is now, and that some of this early-formed mantle survived Earth’s turbulent formation, including a collision with another planet-sized body that many scientists believe led to the creation of the moon.

 

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Angela Merkel’s hand-picked choice for the ceremonial post of president resigned on Friday in a scandal over political favors, dealing a blow to the German chancellor. First Read: A national debate over contraception and social issues could backfire on Republicans in the general election.

 

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Holding girls as payment for offenses committed by relatives, a practice known as “baad,” is illegal but still pervasive in Afghanistan, human rights workers say. A flurry of actions and statements by Iran this week suggest its leaders are responding frantically, and more unpredictably, to the tightening of sanctions.

 

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter dies at 57 – Baseball- NBC Sports

updated 5:07 p.m. ET Feb. 16, 2012 NEW YORK – Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, whose single for the New York Mets in the 1986 World Series touched off one of the most improbable rallies in baseball, died Thursday. He was 57.

 

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California Audit Finds Broad Irregularities in Foreclosures

An audit by San Francisco county officials of about 400 recent there determined that almost all involved either legal violations or suspicious documentation, according to a report released Wednesday. Commissioned by Phil Ting, the San Francisco assessor-recorder, the report examined files of properties subject to foreclosure sales in the county from January 2009 to November 2011.

 

Europe – Total Solar Eclipse of 1961 February 15 – Xavier Jubier

Not yet born, I didn’t get any chance to view this total eclipse from France. This eclipse has been also known as the “Barabbas” eclipse in reference to the movie starring Anthony Quinn where the Christ’s crucifixion reconstitution was filmed during the totality in Italy.To my surprise very few reports are available in France for this eclipse.

 

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Heartland Institute Responds to Stolen and Fake Documents | Heartland Institute

FEBRUARY 15, 2012 – The following statement from The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. For more information, contact Communications Director Jim Lakely at jlakely@heartland.org and 312/377-4000. Yesterday afternoon, two advocacy groups posted online several documents they claimed were The Heartland Institute’s 2012 budget, fundraising, and strategy plans.

 

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Photos: New Space Toys at Toy Fair 2012

by Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com Assistant Managing Editor Date: 14 February 2012 Time: 05:44 PM ET

 

Rohrabacher Blasts “SLS Titanic” at Parabolic Arc

Washington, Feb 14 – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) issued the following statement criticizing The White House’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request for NASA: “The administration’s FY’13 budget includes almost $1.9 billion for continued pursuit of the SLS Titanic, a ‘monster rocket’ based on 40-year-old Space Shuttle technology in an attempt to recapture the glory days of the Apollo Saturn V,” said Rohrabacher.

 

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Dawn images of Vesta! Released!! For everyone!!! – The Planetary Society Blog | The Planetary Society

Feb. 14, 2012 | 21:57 PST | Feb. 15 05:57 UTC We need your help.Please donate to support our blog, website, and podcast. Can you tell I’m a little bit excited about this? Some time in the last few days, the Dawn team made public the first preliminary version of the first release of their data from the Vesta phase of their mission.

 

Going public the next frontier for scientists

Climate change scientist Andrew Weaver has paid a price for bringing his research to the public. His University of Victoria office contains a Wall of Hate, filled with the “vitriolic diatribes” of people who can-not accept the overwhelming conclusion of the scientific community that burning fossil fuels is responsible for global warming.

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Some Other Conversations With A Fact-Checker

The publication of The Lifespan of a Fact, which is based on seven years of email exchanges between writer John D’Agata and fact-checker Jim Fingal, has prompted a lot of thoughtful discussion (an excerpt from the book ran in this month’s Harper’s).

Strauss-Kahn suspect in sex ring

21 February 2012 Last updated at 04:33 ET Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being questioned by French police as a suspect in a prostitution ring inquiry, a prosecutor says. Mr Strauss-Kahn, once a front-runner for the French presidency, is being held in custody at a police station in Lille, northern France.

Jeremy Lin: Beyond the Numbers | Psychology Today

“It’s just us, being us, playing for us.” – Jeremy Lin, Knicks point guard I’ve got a confession to make: I’ve caught the Linsanity along with everyone else. It’s only been two weeks, but in that time, former Harvard point guard Jeremy Lin has transformed a failed Knicks season into the most compelling storyline in professional basketball.

Synthetic meat grown in Dutch lab

19 February 2012 Last updated at 15:29 ET By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News, Vancouver The first strips of muscle have been grown in a project to develop a new way to produce meat Dutch scientists have used stem cells to create strips of muscle tissue with the aim of producing the first lab-grown hamburger later this year.

Election 2012 Polling and News, Republican Presidential Candidates, Obama, Interactive Polling Data

The Republican presidential race is now a 32% to 30% statistical tie between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, in Gallup interviewing conducted wholly after Santorum’s victories in the Feb. 7 nominating contests. Gallup editors review the key indicators that are likely to determine the outcome of the U.S.

News from The Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian tanks and troops massed Monday outside the resistance stronghold of Homs for a possible ground assault that one activist warned could unleash a new round of fierce and bloody urban combat even as the Red Cross tried to broker a cease-fire to allow emergency aid in.

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Sean Stone, son of controversial director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam in Iran last week… Some of Lincoln Center’s best looks were seen after the shows, on celebs, fashion editors, and… A missing potato peeler set off a major security scare at a prison where do-or-die chef Gordon…

Thaw brings ice chaos to Belgrade

20 February 2012 Last updated at 08:14 ET A rapid thaw has brought chaos to the River Danube in Belgrade as large blocks of ice damaged boats, pontoons and floating restaurants. The thick ice covering one of Europe’s busiest waterways during the recent freeze began breaking up and moving on Sunday as temperatures rose.

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Why it matters that our politicians are rich – The Boston Globe

Article Photos Comments Subscribe As the presidential primary race has unfolded over the last few months, curious Americans have angled for a look at the candidates’ wallets-and observed that they are bulging. There’s Newt Gingrich, with his $7 million fortune and an up to $1 million revolving line of credit at Tiffany.

News from The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A representative for Stephen Colbert says “The Colbert Report” will return Monday after a sudden break due to the ailing health of the star’s mother. The Comedy Central show last week substituted repeats for scheduled shows on Wednesday and Thursday.

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RDFRS US: The mission of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science is to support scientific education, critical thinking and evidence-based understanding of the natural world in the quest to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and suffering. The Magic of Realityfor the iPad Sean Faircloth:Attack of the Theocrats! J.

Bobby Brown Plays Mohegan Sun Hours After Whitney Houston Funeral

(Courtesy of Mohegan Sun) Just hours after the funeral of his ex-wife Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown was on the Mohegan Sun Arena stage, resplendent in white jacket, black vest, black pants and a black hat, performing with New Edition for a cheering crowd. Brown thanked the crowd for keeping his spirits up.

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EAST MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — Ron Paul has gained 83 votes on Mitt Romney following a Republican presidential caucus in eastern Maine, where voting last week had been postponed due to bad weather. Romney still holds a 156-vote lead over Paul in statewide totals.

NOAA Video Town Hall Series on the Climate Change Challenge | Age of Engagement | Big Think

NOAA Video Town Hall Series on the Climate Change Challenge Matthew C. Nisbet on February 18, 2012, 9:56 AM This week, NOAA’s Climate Service and Climate Watch magazine launched a video short course and lecture series featuring a diversity of world class experts explaining the major scientific, social, and ethical challenges related to climate change.

Session: Responding to and Recovering from Catastrophic Events: The Road to Resilience (2012 AAAS Annual Meeting (16-20 February 2012))

Saturday, February 18, 2012: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Catastrophic events associated with earthquakes, floods, and tsunamis have dominated the news and harnessed resources from all levels of governments, private sector, and nongovernmental agencies to respond and rapidly recover.

Session: Exploding Myths on Reactor Security, Harm Reduction, and Genetically Modified Organisms (2012 AAAS Annual Meeting (16-20 February 2012))

Saturday, February 18, 2012: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM This session explores myths about the seldom-seen science behind some of today’s most controversial public policy issues. Case studies will spotlight that crucial interface between science, policy, and society vis-à-vis nuclear energy, crop innovations (gentically modified organisms [GMOs]), and harm reduction (tobacco).

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Don Kirshner , Brill Building-era music publisher, TV host Roger Nichols , sound engineer for Steely Dan Gil Scott-Heron Clarence Clemons Amy Winehouse Nick Ashford Frank Dileo , Michael Jackson’s manager Jimmy Norman , songwriter who fought for credit on “Time Is on My Side”

Change.org – Start, Join, and Win Campaigns for Change

Molly Katchpole petitions Bank of America to drop unexpected $5 fee 300,000 customers join, generating national media attention Bank of America and all other major banks remove proposed fee Saudi women petition Hillary Clinton to support women’s right to drive 22,000 people join after Clinton declines give her support Clinton reverses stance, supports the Saudi women’s movement Ecuadoran women petition to close “clinics” that torture lesbian patients 113,000 people join, leading to protests in Quito Government agrees to investigate and close all remaining clinics A 4th grade class petitions Universal to stay true to Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” 56,000 people join to demand the movie embrace an environmental message Universal Pictures brings the class’ green suggestions on its website Giants fan Sean Chapin petitions team to create a video against gay bullying 6,000 fans join, including four candidates for Mayor of San Francisco Giants become first sports team to create an “It Gets Better” video

Session: Bad Presenter Bingo: The Science Communication Game You Don’t Want To Win (2012 AAAS Annual Meeting (16-20 February 2012))

Friday, February 17, 2012: 3:45 PM-4:45 PM The past five years have seen an explosion of opportunities for scientists to explain their work to public audiences and they are increasingly encouraged to do so. “Lay” audiences (i.e., donors, grant reviewers, policy-makers, media, and the science-curious public) are of tremendous importance to scientists’ work.

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I tried to watch Game of Thrones and this is what happened – The Oatmeal

A big thanks to my friend Rebecca for coining the term “CuntHammer” when describing Queen Cersei. If you have issues with my usage of the C word, please take it up with her. Or just go read this comic.

CAS – Sea Level Rise in B.C.

The 21st century is expected to witness a continued rise in global average sea level as a result of the melting of glaciers and ice caps, and warming (thermal expansion) of the upper ocean. Sea level is predicted to rise, on average, by 1 metre over the next century.

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Metro – Halifax : Blog : Politics as Usual : Morning Fix: Joseph Howe Probably Should Have a Day

While 60 per cent of Canada is enjoying Family Day or whatever, we hard working Bluenosers are spending all Monday morning watching youtube clips. While lazy Ontarians relax and sip lattes and catch up on their reading, we’ll be checking facebook while telling our bosses we’re working on that longer-ish project, you know, the one that won’t be ready for tomorrow.

cbc.ca – documentary – under fire: journalists in combat

Only two journalists were killed in World War I. Iraq has so far claimed 120. The recent Libyan uprising has already claimed the lives of four and global conflict looks set to continue. War journalism has become an increasingly lethal endeavor. Not only are correspondents viewed as targets, they are often subject to kidnappings, torture and even beheadings.

Pro-Palestinian remark cut from Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s UN…

OTTAWA – A Canadian expression of goodwill toward the Palestinian people was left on the cutting-room floor when Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird addressed the United Nations General Assembly last fall. Baird rejected early departmental drafts of his maiden address to the UN that said Canada is a “leading supporter” of the Palestinian people and outlined major spending that backed that assertion, The Canadian Press has learned.

Blowout in the Beaufort: Exploratory Well Still Spilling

Blowout in the Beaufort: Exploratory Well Still Spilling The operators of an exploratory well in Northern Alaska reported a blowout this week at their site near the Beaufort Sea coast. Repsol E&P USA Inc. say an estimated 42,000 gallons of drilling mud was ejected from their operation on the Colville River Delta, near the village of Nuigsut Wednesday (Feb.

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Iran Oil Ministry: Exports cut to Britain, France

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Amy Johnson of Minneapolis bought a $12 carwash voucher in November from Calhoun Beach Automotive, a BP gas station in the Uptown area of Minneapolis, but found the line too long to wait in. So she stashed the receipt, which had a code that would let her enter the automated carwash and that expired in 30 days.

Keystone XL—Five Stories Not Told « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

By Jill Fitzsimmons & Emilee Pierce In the media storm surrounding TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, news outlets have largely focused on the employment impacts of the project, often parroting discredited industry statistics in the process. But jobs are only a part of the story.

Future Toronto cardinal Thomas Collins dismisses Vatican controversy, Pope…

From a rooftop overlooking St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins, right, speaks via Skype with students in Canada on Wednesday as Archdiocese communications director Neil MacCarthy helps out. Emanuel Pires/Archdiocese of Toronto ROME-With a new ring and red hat, Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins becomes a prince of the Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, a cardinal in the elite group that will choose the next pope.

Jumbo-sized carbon footprint of farmed shrimp tracked by scientist :: The Hook

By Jude Isabella February 17, 2012 02:15 pm [Editor’s note: Jude Isabella will file Hook items as she attends the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting being held in Vancouver.] Wonder no more what is the carbon footprint of a shrimp cocktail — for every 551 grams of aquaculture shrimp produced, a ton of carbon is released into the atmosphere.

Does ‘Linsanity’ do my Asian heritage a Lin-justice?

I didn’t know I wanted a Jeremy Lin until there he was – on the cover of every newspaper, leading off every highlight reel, the linspiration for a slew of awful puns that cluttered my Twitter feed. As a Canadian-born, half-Chinese guy living in multicultural Toronto, I haven’t had much reason to be troubled by my Asianness.

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If only Tory caucus walls could talk (and Vic Toews couldn’t)

Perhaps the person most disappointed with Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews this week was Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

We’ll Know When We Get There: Sincerely, John Hughes

I was babysitting for my mom’s friend Kathleen’s daughter the night I wrote that first fan letter to John Hughes. I can literally remember the yellow grid paper, the blue ball point pen and sitting alone in the dim light in the living room, the baby having gone to bed.

Creekside: Gutter politics, you say?

So the government which used the   private  medical records of Vets activist Sean Bruyea and Vets Review Board member Harold Leduc to smear them, and the  private  government correspondence of diplomat Richard Colvin to smear him – the same government which defended its  dirty phone tricks  campaign as “vital free speech” according to  Conservative House Leader Peter Van Loan  -  is now going all Angry Baird that someone twittered already publicly available info about Toews in response to his Awful Access internet spying Act .

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On Being with Krista Tippett: religion, meaning, ethics, and ideas — on public radio and online [OnBeing.org]

On Being is a spacious conversation about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.

‘Work with what you have in the room’ – The Irish Times – Mon, Feb 20, 2012

The Irish Times – Monday, February 20, 2012 What makes a good stage director? The four nominees for Best Director in The Irish Time s Theatre Awards tell BRIAN O’CONNELL what it takes to bring their ideas to life FROM NEW interpretations of modern classics in a traditional theatre setting, to devised work in site-specific locations, the nominations for best director reflect the rich diversity of Irish theatre productions over the past year.

The people’s republic of coders – The Irish Times – Mon, Feb 20, 2012

The Irish Times – Monday, February 20, 2012 Conceived in a school computer room in Cork, the CoderDojo initiative is on the verge of going global – and its rapid expansion in Ireland may give us a clue about where our economic future lies THE BEST-placed people to lead Ireland out of the current economic situation are probably not suited executives or politicians presenting well-meaning jobs plans.

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RTE rugby pundit and fomer London Irish, Connacht & USA Eagles coach Geroge Hook is coming back to us this weekend. He will be coaching our Youth players (U13, U14, U15 & U16) this Sunday February 19th from 11am to 12.30pm on the Convent pitch in Claremorris.

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Could the Dutch be declared winners of the 1978 World Cup? | Radio Netherlands Worldwide

What the Dutch national football team has never achieved on the field of play could now succeed through a criminal procedure: winning the World Cup. But first football’s world governing body FIFA must decide that opponents Argentina had no right to a place in the finals in 1978.

IOC/Saudi Arabia: End Ban on Women in Sport | Human Rights Watch

(Los Angeles) – As the world prepares for the 2012 Olympics, the Saudi government is systematically discriminating against women in sports and physical education, and has never sent a female athlete to the Olympics, with no penalty from the international Olympic authorities, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.

EUROPA – Press Releases – European Union and United States agree to Historic New Partnership on Organic Trade

European Commission – Press release European Union and United States agree to Historic New Partnership on Organic Trade Nuremberg, 15 February 2012 -The European Union and the United States announced today that beginning June 1, 2012, organic products certified in Europe or in the United States may be sold as organic in either region.

Pigmeat Sector: 9 Feb 2012: Dáil debates (KildareStreet.com)

Kevin Humphreys (Dublin South East, Labour) Link to this Question 11: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Food and the Marine the value of the Irish pork industry in 2011; the percentage of that product that was free range or organic; his views regarding the marketing of pig meat as free range or organic that has not been raised in such a manner; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

iobingo at measurement conference | Blog | io

Posted by NickM in Twitter on 14th February 2012 Here at io we’re adding a little interactive fun to your Measurement.ie conference, so watch out for our #iobingo tweets throughout the morning of Wed 15th February. Social media’s about advertising, naturally, but it’s also about fun.

Every World Press Photo Winner From 1955-2011

A competitor tumbles off his motorcycle during the Motorcross World Championship at the Volk Mølle race course. (Mogens von Haven) A German World War II prisoner, released by the Soviet Union, is reunited with his daughter. The child had not seen her father since she was one-year-old.

Schools We Can Envy by Diane Ravitch | The New York Review of Books

Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? by Pasi Sahlberg, with a foreword by Andy Hargreaves Teachers College Press, 167 pp., $34.95 (paper) In recent years, elected officials and policymakers such as former president George W.

Ciao to the Italian job of Fabio’s West double | Yeovil People

By Western Daily Press | Monday, February 13, 2012, 09:00 In the words of the old football cliché Mike Coats, the West’s own Fabio Capello look-a-like, was “sick as a parrot” when the man with whom he shares a face quit his job as England manager.

25 Extremely Upsetting Reactions To Chris Brown At The Grammys

I’m a real man, and only evil cowards beat women, but maybe if I met these 25 cunts I could learn how? stupid bitches !!!! You ll regret if some asshole beats you one day , and it s an insult to all the women that went through it , even if it s just for fun !!!

Uzbekistan ‘cancels Valentines Day’

13 February 2012 Last updated at 19:01 ET By Johannes Dell and Shodiyor Eshaev BBC News Valentine’s Day has taken off among young people in the Uzbek capital Lovers in Uzbekistan who used to celebrate Valentine’s Day by hearing pop singer Rayhan sing will have to look for other forms of entertainment this year.

Erlan Mealla Goal: Scorpion Kick By Bolivian Striker Results In Stunning Score (VIDEO)

During this Bolivian First Division match between Nacional Potosi and a team apparently called “The Strongest,” Erlan Mealla of Potosi delivered one of the more remarkable goals you’ll ever see. The 23-year-old adjusted his body to make contact on a cross that went behind him, pulling off an improbable trick widely referred to as a “scorpion” shot from in excess of 20 yards away.

Groundhog Day 2012: 10 Facts About The Day, The Animal And Punxsutawney Phil (PHOTOS)

How much do you know about Groundhog Day? The February 2 celebration, which involves a weather-predicting woodchuck, dates back to the late 19th century, with other mid-winter weather holidays dating back hundreds of years before that.

 

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World Press Photo winner 2011

A selection of the winning photographs 24 hours of news photos: 9 February 2012 Readers’ pictures on the theme grubby.

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Early day motion 2689 – THE TIMES’ CITIES FIT FOR CYCLING CAMPAIGN – UK Parliament

That this House believes that cycling is an extremely efficient form of transport which is good for health and the environment; supports successive governments’ commitment to encourage the use of bikes and reduce the number of cyclist-related accidents; notes with concern that the number of cyclists killed on Britain’s roads rose by 7 per cent.

Foster Friess: all you need to know about the sugar daddy atop the horse

Rick Santorum’s surprise battering of Mitt Romney thrust the former Pennsylvania senator back into the limelight this week and introduced us to another would-be Republican kingmaker: Foster Friess. Twitter was alight with questions about who that white haired sugar daddy in the green tie was behind Rick, beaming so proudly.

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‘Arry for England?

Fee gets ready to make her voice heard on the pitch

Tribe sues beer makers for $500m

9 February 2012 Last updated at 22:07 ET The community of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has battled alcohol-related issues for years An American-Indian tribe in South Dakota has sued some of the world’s biggest beer firms over severe alcohol-related issues in the community.

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“Bon Rappetite is the world’s first hip hop restaurant. Featuring a delicious menu that caters to the ballers. Relax at the bar with a signature cocktail, like the refreshing Long Island Ice-T, or eat so many shrimp you get iodine poisoning in our relaxing dining area.

Final analysis • The Time Hack

The year is up and the numbers are crunched. As the about section explains, the Time Hack was a year-long experiment aimed at exploring whether our perception of time is influenced by our actions. Throughout the experiment, which I carried out during the whole of 2011, I participated in a new and unusual activity each day in an effort to alter my perception of time.

Marseille’s Cité Radieuse damaged by fire

Authorities are assessing damage to architect’s Le Corbusier’s Radiant City, a landmark of modernist architecture One of France’s most important landmarks of modernist architecture, La Cité Radieuse housing estate in Marseille, built by the architect Le Corbusier, has been damaged by fire.

Alan Moore on Anonymous’ rise

9 February 2012 Last updated at 20:03 ET By Alan Moore Author On Saturday protests are planned across the world against Acta – the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. The treaty has become the focus of activists associated with the Anonymous hacking network because of concerns that it could undermine internet privacy and aid censorship.

Viewpoint: The changing nature of work

9 February 2012 Last updated at 19:04 ET By Tom Austin Vice president, Gartner Hive mind: Working around the clock in hyper-connected ‘swarms’ – is this the future of work? As part of our Future of Work series running throughout February, we asked some experts to give us their take on how the way we work is going to change.

Italian newspaper joins Times safer cycling campaign

The Times’s widely praised safer cycling campaign has been picked up by an Italian newspaper. The Gazzetta dello Sport is taking part after one of its journalists, Pier Luigi Todisco, died while he was cycling to work last October. The title is urging professional sportspeople to join the roll call, and for ordinary readers to support the campaign as well.

World business, finance, and political news from the Financial Times – FT.com

Greece may be proud issuer of first bond to yield over 1,000% outside periods of hyperinflation Apple’s estimate-leaping quarterlies and the increasing structural challenge facing Italy A year after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, we speak to some of those who took part in the Arab uprisings

99% is ……. The Barnet Eye: Barneteye Weekly Roundup – 10/1/2012

What a week it has been. On Monday we had the shop owners of Finchley holding a protest against Barnet Council’s parking policies.

Giant baby born to Chinese couple

Chinese state media has reported the birth of a baby of just over 7kg (15lb 8oz), making him what could be the heaviest birthweight baby on record in the country.

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Afghanistan’s army recruitment mess

9 February 2012 Last updated at 20:34 ET Saboor’s father said his son had suffered from psychiatric problems When Afghan soldier Abdul Saboor killed four French colleagues last month, he ended up hastening – by a year – France’s exit from the war-torn nation.

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