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TEDGlobal: App offers safety in a riot

June 27, 2012

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BBC News by Jane Wakefield . A smartphone application, enabling people in the middle of riots to find safety, has been shown off at the TEDGlobal event in Edinburgh. The app has been developed by Salvatore Iaconesi, a newly created TED Fellow. The software, not yet publicly released, takes data from a range of social networks […]

Sitges 2012

June 26, 2012

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Abrirá con el filme catalán ‘El cuerpo’. La 45º edición del Festival de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya abrirá el 4 de octubre con la proyección de la película catalana ‘El cuerpo’, ópera prima de Oriol Paulo protagonizado por Belén Rueda, José Coronado, Hugo Silva y Aura Garrido. Además de este thriller psicológico que llega con el aval de los productores de ‘El orfanato’ […]

‘What a lovely, funny girl. It’s a tragedy’

June 26, 2012

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Amy Winehouse, by her father Mitch | Music | The Guardian. In the year since Amy Winehouse died, her father has thrown himself into work in honour of her memory and written a harrowing book about his beloved daughter  

Pete Cosey dies at 68

June 11, 2012

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BBC News – Pete Cosey, jazz guitarist, dies at 68. Pete Cosey, a jazz guitarist who was best known for his work in Miles Davis’ electric band in the 1970s has died aged 68.

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June 7, 2012

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Originally posted on Blah Blah Blog:
I found this thoroughly entertaining and pretty cute. I must give credit to iwastesomuchtime where I found it. Check it out! 🙂

June 7, 2012

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Originally posted on Blah Blah Blog:
This is a book I reviewed for Jim Estill Sing, O Muse, O high genius, aid us now. I invoke thee, O Muses, from the darkness of my soul, for the inspiration that will give the young people of our country the innovation necessary to create jobs in this…

Cheryl Tweedy – We Just Love your Geordie Accent

June 7, 2012

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BBC News – Cheryl: ‘I’m happy if people think I’m miming’. Some listening practice for my clients.  Just click on the video and listen to the interview! I obviously didn’t put this here for the music but she is from my barrio! 😉

Tribute to Ray Bradbury

June 7, 2012

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BBC News. President Barack Obama has led the tributes to science-fiction author Ray Bradbury, who died on Tuesday aged 91. The US President said: “His gift for storytelling reshaped our culture and expanded our world. “But Ray also understood that our imaginations could be used as a tool for better understanding, a vehicle for change.” […]

España, el peligro de estar de moda

June 7, 2012

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 Aguas Internacionales >> Blogs EL PAÍS. El Banco Central Europeo devuelve la pelota a los dirigentes europeos. Son ellos y no el BCE quienes deben resolver las múltiples crisis: la económica, la bancaria, la del euro. Es la tesis del Financial Times, el periódico más duro con el Gobierno de Mariano Rajoy.

Germany must take control of the eurozone crisis – before its too late | George Soros | Business | guardian.co.uk

June 7, 2012

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George Soros | Business | guardian.co.uk. European authorities, with Germany at the centre, have a three-month window during which they can still correct their mistakes and reverse current trends

Interview with George Soros

June 6, 2012

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Video interview at the Wall Street Journal

The Crisis in Europe

June 6, 2012

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Remarks at the Festival of Economics, Trento Italy | George Soros. Until recently, my interpretation of financial markets was either ignored or dismissed by academic economists. All this has changed since the crash of 2008. Reflexivity became recognized but, with the exception of Imperfect Knowledge Economics, the foundations of economic theory have not been subjected […]

Spain: Resisting a bailout

June 6, 2012

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BBC News – Spain: Resisting a bailout. They are playing defence in Madrid. And the moves are familiar. They have been played before in Ireland, Portugal and Greece. The denials become ever more insistent that a bail-out is not needed. “The men in black will not be coming to Spain,” said a senior minister yesterday.

Venus Transit

June 5, 2012

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Transit of Venus: stargazers prepare for rare planetary spectacle | Science | guardian.co.uk. Planet’s passing across the sun offers once-in-a-lifetime event for viewers around the world, not due to recur until 2117

‘Derek’ is Gervais’s Most Important Work to Date

June 5, 2012

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www.JamesOBrien.cc : Blog : Reviews:. Anybody who’s suggested that Ricky Gervais’Derek is about a person with mental challenges is a fucking headcase. Some viewers have slammed the writer-director’s new short film, saying that it exploits people with learning disabilities. Pure and utter bullshit. Case closed. No, we’re not arguing about this.

La crítica de Karlos Arguiñano

June 5, 2012

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La crítica de Karlos Arguiñano. El cocinero mediático ha guisado una feroz crítica contra el Gobierno que inyecta millones a los bancos y recorta en sanidad y educación, y ha incendiado las redes sociales. Trece personalidades responden aquí a cuatro preguntas sobre el fenómeno

¿Como roban los bancos?

June 5, 2012

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¿Como roban los bancos? Niña de 12 años da una leccion, Victoria Grant, subtitulado español – YouTube. La niña de 12 años de edad, Victoria Grant explica de una forma rápida y sencilla cómo roban los bancos a través de la deuda. Discurso del 27 de abril de 2012 en la Public Banking in America […]

Inspirational Woman Of The Day

June 5, 2012

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Originally posted on LadyRomp:
Emine Saner The Guardian March 7, 2011 Article History Kelly Holmes The first British Olympian to win a double gold t may have only been 1500m but the look of joy on Kelly Holmes‘s face as she crossed the finish line at the Athens Olympics in 2004 The first British Olympian to…

Paul Krugman: ‘I’m sick of being Cassandra. ‘

June 4, 2012

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 I’d like to win for once’ | Business | The Guardian. The American economist has a plan to escape the financial crisis, and it doesn’t involve austerity measures or deregulating the banks. But will policy-makers, including our coalition government, heed his advice?

Los comerciantes reabren el debate de abrir los domingos

June 4, 2012

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Los comerciantes reabren el debate de abrir los domingos. Aunque todavía tímidamente, cada vez son más los comerciantes que se atreven a mostrarse partidarios de una liberalización de horarios. No tanto en el sentido de ampliar las horas de apertura comercial entre semana, como de plantear seriamente la posibilidad de abrir los domingos

Our future is in the hands of men who havent grown up

June 4, 2012

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| John Harris | Comment is free | The Guardian. In past crises our leaders had age and experience. Now they come across as dilettantes distracted by games on their iPads