lunes, 30 de junio de 2014
A New York artist who goes by the pseudonym Narcissister is taking over the city streets with a performance aimed to promote self-acceptance and unadulterated freedom for women and their breasts everywhere.
The divestment, vehemently opposed by many of the nation's prominent Jewish organizations, and hailed by many pro-Palestinian activists, passed by seven votes after hours of tense and complex debate. It means the Presbyterian Church (USA) will sell its shares of Motorola Solutions, Caterpillar and Hewlett Packard, worth about $21 million.
A few years ago, these were the first words I said to my business partner, Juan ?PapoSwiggity? Santiago when I was reflecting on my near death experience with pneumonia. My hospital stay was long and the meds that were used to save my life had side effects that would change the course of my life. I was now a Type 2 Diabetic. This was a catalyst in my life, I started thinking about my health more and focused a lot of my energy online to starting a conversation about health via my partnership with the Por Tu Familia initiative of the American Diabetes Association and creating a platform to have this very necessary conversation.
Sonny was infected through IV drug use during an addiction to heroin and crack that lasted more than a decade. From age 18 to 35, he never spent more than two consecutive years out of jail. But like many HIV positive inmates, Sonny contracted the disease before incarceration and only discovered his diagnosis upon being locked up.
domingo, 29 de junio de 2014
Fast-forward three decades.
This week, after the United States' unexpected victory over Ghana, Delta Airlines sent out a tweet that warranted a universal SMH.
One of the greatest perks of getting married is the whole ?till death do us part? clause. Having someone who?s always got your back, a partner who?s there to listen, and a friend and lover who will cherish you through sickness and in health ? or so you had hoped.
In a video shot by Matt Simon, New England political director at Marijuana Policy Project and posted on his Facebook page, Brinck Slattery, a Republican running for state representative in Manchester Ward 3 is heard asking Christie: "I know that you have some ambitions for D.C. perhaps. If you were president, how would you treat states that have legalized marijuana?"
sábado, 28 de junio de 2014
When Grant Davis' 15-month-old daughter, Winter, posed for a photo, dad saw movie potential.
In this spirit, we?ve partnered with MasterCard to show you how cities around the world are publicly showing their pride. Whether you?re in San Francisco or Sao Paulo, the message is abundantly clear: #AcceptanceMatters.
The Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Programs was one amongst a few voicing their Koonsian exultations ahead of the museum's feature presentation -- the quietly titled "Jeff Koons: A Retrospective." As for the writers and photographers, artists and curators, they were waiting for the man of the hour, Koons himself, to take the podium and explain to us how exactly we should feel about his porn star paintings and glossy inflatable dogs.
No matter how entrenched animosities in the Middle East may be, one principle is upheld by all: never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. The controversy over access to broadcasts of World Cup matches makes that clear.
viernes, 27 de junio de 2014
By Marilyn Thompson and Ben Klayman
WASHINGTON/DETROIT, June 20 (Reuters) - A former head of General Motors corporate quality audit warned the company's board in a letter in 2002 that it needed to "stop the continued shipment of unsafe vehicles" and "recall suspect vehicles that were already in customers' hands."
The letter from William McAleer shows that GM's directors and top management were told about serious safety defects in vehicles that were coming off the company's production lines more than 11 years before GM recalled millions of vehicles for faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths. The contents have not been previously published.
GM spokesman Jim Cain said he was unable to address the details of the events 12 years ago, but that the company would take such concerns seriously today.
"We are conducting what we believe is the most exhaustive and comprehensive safety review in the history of the company, and that includes looking at vehicles that were built in the late 1990s. And if we find anything that is a safety issue, we will act," he said.
McAleer, former head of a group responsible for quality checks on cars shipped in North America, said his unit regularly found serious problems in new vehicles and that when he raised his concerns he was told his team should stay out of safety issues.
He told the board it should stop shipments of unsafe cars, launch recalls, and revise quality controls to make the company "independent of corporate politics and cost-cutting concerns."
McAleer said he was transferred out of his quality job in late 1998. Court records show he unsuccessfully sued GM at least four times, primarily seeking whistleblower protection.
A copy of the letter was sent to each of the 12 directors at the time - including then CEO Rick Wagoner and then Chairman John Smith.
In it, McAleer accused the highest ranking quality executive in North America at the time, Tom LaSorda, of a "stonewall" that included trying to stop McAleer from contacting higher management. LaSorda, who was then a GM vice president, later became CEO of Chrysler and then CEO of Fisker Automotive. He is currently a venture capitalist at IncWell.
LaSorda launched a new safety process, based on a Procter & Gamble program for toothpaste, that was intended to document life-threatening defects, McAleer said in the letter to the board. He described that as an inadequate response that allowed defects to continue and amounted to "willful ignorance" of problems by GM.
LaSorda declined to comment on the accusations on Friday. In a 1999 letter from LaSorda to McAleer, which was shown by McAleer to Reuters, LaSorda wrote, "I have taken decisive action with the operating groups and involved senior leadership with a clear process which has been put into place."
GM spokesman Cain said that board minutes from 2002 did not show any indication that the McAleer letter was discussed, and he said that the letter from LaSorda appeared to have responded appropriately. "The documents we have in front of us suggest we were trying to do the right thing," he said.
Eight days ago, McAleer sent copies of the 2002 document to members of House and Senate committees now investigating GM and its handling of the ignition switch issue. McAleer provided the documents to Reuters along with copies of postal delivery receipts that he said showed copies of the letter to each director were delivered to GM headquarters.
McAleer told Reuters that managers operated in fear of losing their jobs if they raised safety concerns.
He also showed Reuters a letter from January 1999, in which he asked LaSorda for a meeting with "GM Legal" and LaSorda's boss, saying: "The current situation represents a clear and present danger to both our customers and our shareholders."
LaSorda responded the next month in his letter but did not address McAleer's request for meetings with other GM executives.
Bloomberg Businessweek this week described a suit by McAleer against GM in a story about another employee, a colleague of McAleer named Courtland Kelley, who also unsuccessfully sued the automaker. Kelley is still employed by GM and the company has said it will reexamine his safety concerns.
Lawmakers in a hearing this week grilled GM CEO Mary Barra and outside lawyer Anton Valukas, who investigated GM's response to the switch issue. In a report published June 5, he found widespread incompetence and negligence in many GM divisions, but he said that senior GM officials and its board of directors were unaware of the problems.
The report said that the Valukas team reviewed all board correspondence dating back to 2003. McAleer's letter to the board is from July 2002. (Editing By Peter Henderson)
In an upcoming study in the journal American Sociological Review, Elizabeth McClintock, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, examines an aspect of this kind of romantic pairing that often gets overlooked. Yes, you do sometimes see beautiful women ending up with wealthy men. But in many such cases, the man is also attractive -- and the woman is also wealthy.
Don't count on it.
The California clothing brand famous for its rhinestone-bedazzled tracksuits is shutting down all of its U.S. stores by the end of June, according to the fashion news site Racked.
miércoles, 25 de junio de 2014
The new measures range from Social Security and veterans benefits to work leave for caring for sick spouses. They are part of President Barack Obama's efforts to expand whatever protections he can offer to gays and lesbians even though more than half of the states don't recognize gay marriage. That effort has been confounded by laws that say some benefits should be conferred only to couples whose marriages are recognized by the states where they live, rather than the states where they were married.
(Reuters) - Dropcam, the home-monitoring camera startup, will be bought by Google Inc's Nest Labs for about $555 million in cash, a technology news website reported on Friday.
The deal was signed on Friday and is yet to close, according to the report by Recode.net.
Nest confirmed the acquisition in a blog post on Friday, but did not specify the price tag. Neither Google nor Dropcam were immediately available for comment.
Dropcam plans to move from San Francisco to Nest?s offices in Palo Alto, California, Recode wrote.
Nest makes smart thermostat and smoke alarms and was bought by Google earlier this year for $3.2 billion.
(Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bangalore; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)
In the 31st minute of a Group E matchup at Arena da Baixada in Curitba on Friday, Honduras scored its first goal at the World Cup since 1982 to take a 1-0 lead over Ecuador. The long-awaited goal scored by Carlo Costly ended the second-longest goalless drought in World Cup history at 510 minutes. The lead produced by that goal would be short-lived as Valencia scored an equalizer in the 34th minute. With the teams still level in the second half, Valencia came through for La Tri again in the 65th minute, delivering the decisive goal in a 2-1 win. Having lost its first two matches in Brazil, Honduras remains winless in World Cup matches.
The Faith & Freedom Coalition's conference, like the Conservative Political Action Conference and the Values Voter Summit, has attracted thoughtful conservatives but also politically tone-deaf, fringe right-wingers, and put the latter on display. The media broadcast their behavior to the country, and they come to represent all conservatives everywhere.
martes, 24 de junio de 2014
Button Bell serves as chairman of the 2013-2014 Business Marketing Association (BMA) board and was named the "Top Marketer of 2013" by BtoB magazine, and has steadily been recognized among the best marketers since 2005. She frequently speaks at national and international conferences on marketing and innovation.
In the viral video above, watch as a guy who's been nicknamed the "Owl Whisperer" takes on a wayward bird with nothing but panic and a Swiffer.
That would be the U.S.
As told to Kate Rockwood
lunes, 23 de junio de 2014
?We all need places where we can go to explore without the judgmental eyes of other people being cast upon us," he said. "Only in a realm where we?re not being watched can we really test the limits of who we want to be. It?s really in the private realm where dissent, creativity and personal exploration lie.?
While hitchhiking home on Thursday night in the West Bank from their yeshiva, a religious seminary, Eyal Yifrach, 19, and Gilad Shaar, 16, both Israeli, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, a dual Israeli-American citizen, disappeared and are believed to have been abducted by Hamas, the Times of Israel reported.
For the next few years, Tress transformed the dark, haunting halls into a hyper-saturated junk wonderland, where rocking chairs, hospital beds, and medical supplies we can't even identify were transformed into surrealist sculptures big enough to swallow you whole. Turns out ruin porn existed way before the hashtag.
"Quincy walks in the door and says, 'I need the song now,'" Richie says. "And a day later, we had the bones for 'We Are the World.'"
domingo, 22 de junio de 2014
Spanning from the 1930s to the 1970s, the posters advertise imported movies -- like "Fantastic Voyage," "Play It Again Sam," "A Fistful Of Dollars," and "The Birds." There are also some domestic creations further down, including a poster for the 1970 film Dodes'ka-den (Clackety Clack), designed by Akira Kurosawa himself.
Ostensibly, the talks have reached an impasse over technical issues surrounding the size and scale of Iran's enrichment program. While this is the issue on which each side has chosen to make a stand, the challenge is political, not technical.
BEIJING (AP) ? Police in China's western Xinjiang region shot dead 13 assailants who drove one or more vehicles into a police office building and set off explosives in an attack Saturday that injured three officers, the news website for the regional government said.
The Tianshan website said in a one-line report that no civilians were hurt in the attack in Kashgar prefecture in Xinjiang's southwest. The official Xinhua News Agency said one vehicle was used, though it did not provide specific details.
sábado, 21 de junio de 2014
At the press conference to release the report, Kerry was direct about his hope to tackle the issue of trafficking, which affects more than 20 million people worldwide.
Two lawsuits have been filed against local police and Hawaii County officials claiming authorities confiscated a total of 52 plants in a June 2012 raid. The plaintiffs want compensation of $260,000, or $5,000 for each plant, if they don't get the plants, according to the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.
By Nadia Damouni and Jeffrey Dastin
NEW YORK, June 21 (Reuters) - An internal investigation at American Apparel Inc has found that its CEO Dov Charney violated company policies, ranging from misusing company funds to failing to stop the discrediting of at least one former employee who had accused him of sexual harassment, a person close to the matter said.
The company's board ousted the 45-year-old Charney as chairman on Wednesday, citing unspecified allegations of misconduct. It suspended him as president and chief executive officer, and plans to fire him for cause, following a 30-day period stipulated in his contract.
The company's independent directors hired law firm Jones Day in mid-March to lead the investigation, said the person and a separate source familiar with the matter. It is unclear what events prompted the board to initiate the investigation, which is ongoing.
The probe revealed that Charney, who founded the hipster clothing brand, was using company funds to book flights for his parents, the person said. He also sometimes provided corporate apartments to friends and stayed in them himself when he wasn't on company business, according to this person.
The investigation's findings also included that Charney had known about but failed to stop a blog created by an American Apparel employee that displayed naked photographs of former saleswoman, Irene Morales, who had sued him, the person said.
A person familiar with Charney's thinking said that any use of photographs of the former employee by American Apparel was only done to counter her damaging allegations and the strategy was approved by other company officials.
This person said that Charney believed any use of apartments was not material and was normal business practice. In terms of the travel charges, this person said Charney's father is on American Apparel's payroll and that his mother, although not an employee, is a retail and design contributor to the company.
Charney's employment contract entitled him to "vacation benefits and reimbursement of reasonable and necessary business expenses," according to a company filing in April. His father, Morris Charney, received $238,000 in architectural consulting and director fees from the company in 2013, the filing showed.
A spokesman for American Apparel declined to comment. A representative for Jones Day was not immediately available for comment.
The company, which only has a market value of $120 million, has been struggling with weak sales and heavy debt. While the industry lauded Charney for his creativity, the company has been under fire for lax financial controls and concerns about the strength of its management team.
In recent years, Charney has fought off a series of sexual harassment lawsuits. In one of the most high-profile cases, Morales claimed she was held as a teenage sex slave, forced to perform sexual acts during an eight-month period, including oral sex in Charney's Manhattan apartment just after she turned 18.
A lawyer for American Apparel said in 2011 that it was Morales who had stalked Charney and was trying to "shake down" the company.
In 2012, a New York judge ordered her $250 million claim to be arbitrated. The status of the arbitration proceedings could not be immediately determined.
American Apparel is in talks to hire an investment bank, expected to be boutique Peter J. Solomon, one of the people close to the matter said. The bank, which could not be immediately reached for comment, will provide capital if the company's lenders declare it in default on some of its debt, the person said. (Reporting By Nadia Damouni and Jeffrey Dastin; Editing by Jilian Mincer and Martin Howell)
miércoles, 18 de junio de 2014
You know that sugar affects your weight, as well as your health in general. We ask the pros for some advice on dealing with some of the hardest challenges with going sugar-free.
martes, 17 de junio de 2014
Below, we've assembled some of the most repellent replies of all. All we can say is that nothing has ever given more credence to the whole "love is patient and kind" thing than this.
Before we begin, our sincere condolences to the George W. Bush family for the loss of former White House pet Miss Beazley, who died this week. As always, we are strictly non-partisan in our love for "First Dogs" and "First Cats," because we feel the president's (any president's) humanity can only be improved by having a pet to play with on occasion (the photo of Bush with Miss Beazley which accompanies that article shows exactly what we're talking about). As Harry Truman famously put it: "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." Our thoughts are with the Bush family in their time of loss.
OK, on to the more partisan slant on this week's news. We can even begin with a fairly non-partisan attack, on pretty much the entire Washington political class as well as all the media (excepting the Washington Post) for completely ignoring a story about Northrop Grumman overcharging the taxpayers to the tune of $100 million. While prominently reported by the Post, the story was quickly ignored by just about everyone else. Which is a travesty, really. The contract in question was for counter-narcoterrorism, ironically (since we complain about "corruption" in all those other countries so often), and included one employee who billed $176,900 for 1,208 hours in a 12-day period. In other words, more than 100 hours per day. To fight all those corrupt regimes down south, it is assumed. Still waiting for a congressional committee to be announced to look into this, but I'm not exactly holding my breath.
lunes, 16 de junio de 2014
A museum curator who specializes in temple architecture and Rajput paintings, Cummings was not your average American tourist in India. But she was still bowled over by what she saw. It was a quilt stitched in the traditional ?sujani? style, with one great thematic exception: instead of the typical take on rural life -- usually dotted in cows -- this textile bore vignettes of women handing out prophylactics, and a border of condoms.
Adolf Hitler has been dead since 1945, but he made a big dent in weird news this week.
If you know why he caused a furor we did not see coming, take the Fark Weird News Quiz.
At Gracie Mansion ahead of Sunday?s Puerto Rican Day Parade, the elected officials bestowed René Pérez and Eduardo José Martínez of Latin hip-hop group Calle 13 with a proclamation praising the group for "igniting minds, imaginations, and conversations around the world." It would have seemed an odd sight just a few months ago, during the city's more conservative Bloomberg administration.
Naturally, this stance induced a flurry of "I'll read what I want!" rants (here, here, here and here). These pieces mostly compare YA to other genre fiction, which fans should take pride in rather than sneakily reading e-versions on their coverless Kindles. These counter-arguments, if you can call them that, are so blatantly true that it's difficult to imagine why they're being written. Of course readers should read what they want. Of course not all YA books are created equal. And of course there are smart and important and altruistic and fabulous books being written in every genre. This feet-stamping defensiveness -- declaring "I'm an adult! I can do whatever I want!" without providing a more nuanced critique of what was originally a nuanced (if problematic) argument -- almost proves the author's point. (It also undermines the fact that genre books are not only fun and nothing to be ashamed of, but also in many ways beneficial, both to individuals and society, which I'll touch on below.) Our exposure to books and other media that provide little more than quick hits of pleasure can, at times, make us act like children.
domingo, 15 de junio de 2014
MADISON, Wis. (AP) ? Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.
Clerks in Madison and Milwaukee began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples shortly after 5 p.m. Friday, a little over an hour after the judge released her ruling. Judges were on hand at both courthouses to perform ceremonies.
More on Gay Marriage
Like other Muslim fundamentalist groups which have sought to rein in girls' education across the globe, Boko Haram is determined to halt the progress of modern women. The group believes the Abuja government has become corrupted by the west and seeks a return to the country's pre-colonial past characterized by Muslim rule. Merciless and brutal, Boko Haram has conducted a scorched earth policy to carry out its goals, and has already killed about 5,000 Nigerian men, women and children. Women Living under Muslim Laws, an international network which seeks to challenge Islamic fundamentalism and encourage solidarity amongst progressive-minded women, says "the mass murder, abduction of school children and sexual violence against girls including rape and sexual slavery are heinous crimes under international law."
In her last appearance on "Oprah's Master Class," Dr. Angelou beautifully articulated her perspective on words and the great power they contain.
Sawyer asked Clinton if the exchange of the Guantanamo Bay detainees for Bergdahl was like making "a deal with the devil," to which Clinton replied, "I think this was a very hard choice." She added, "There are competing interests and values. And one of our values is we bring everybody home off the battlefield the best we can. It doesn't matter how they ended up in a prisoner of war situation."
sábado, 14 de junio de 2014
Next week, Wilmot graduates from high school. She's set to participate in a STEM program at Florida Polytechnic University in the fall, according to a press release from the Advancement Project, a civil rights advocacy organization.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported that Sterling is also considering legal action to stop the sale of the team. Sterling's wife, Shelly, agreed to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion on Thursday night. Sterling is opposed to his wife's efforts to sell the team, his lawyer telling the Associated Press that "[Donald] Sterling is not selling the team."
MIAMI (AP) ? For the entirety of the regular season, the supremacy of the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference was brought into serious question by the Indiana Pacers.
Then came the playoffs.
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) ? A 12-year-old Wisconsin girl who police say was repeatedly stabbed by two classmates trying to curry favor with a fictional horror character has been released from the hospital, the victim's parents said Friday night.
The girl narrowly survived being stabbed 19 times. A spokeswoman for the girl's family issued a statement Friday saying the girl was released from Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
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viernes, 13 de junio de 2014
Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and four other House Republicans, along with Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso of Wyoming, on Thursday introduced the Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act, which would prevent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing the greater sage grouse and Gunnison sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act for 10 years. The Fish and Wildlife Service proposed the Gunnison sage grouse as endangered in January 2013, but hasn't finalized the decision. The agency is also considering whether to add the greater sage grouse, which lives in 11 Western states, to the endangered species list. A decision on that is expected next year.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? A man charged with possessing explosive material at his San Francisco apartment also used an anonymous, Internet-based marketplace to try to buy biological agents and lethal toxins, the FBI said in documents unsealed Friday.
In the search warrant affidavit, FBI agent Michael Eldridge said witnesses reported shipping pure nicotine and abrin to suspect Ryan Chamberlain.
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In defending their same-sex marriage ban, state officials claimed that "virtually all cultures through time" have recognized marriage "as the union of an opposite-sex couple."
The proposals were submitted to President Barack Obama, who directed federal agencies to suggest changes after the April 2013 explosion, which killed 15 and injured several hundred others. The Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Labor, the Department of Homeland Security, and related agencies submitted potential proposals to the administration in January. Friday's report builds on those suggestions and proposes actions that would improve community preparedness, improve data management, and update federal policies and regulations.
jueves, 12 de junio de 2014
Put yourselves on the right financial path with these tips from ING wedding finance expert Holly Kylen.
Today I want to look at the underlying causes of the dropout mentality and how every student who does not earn a high school diploma hurts society as a whole. My hope is that in discovering shared traits among dropouts, we can achieve higher high school graduation rates as a nation.
I stand in the freezing cold for 23 minutes while my puppy, Charlie, leaves his signature on seven different tree trunks followed by a rousing game of "I Wonder How Loud I Can Bark at The Cats To Get The Cops Called." It may not be the most pleasant routine to engage in each day, but it's the path I chose when I decided to get a puppy for Christmas.
miércoles, 11 de junio de 2014
The prayer to be included on the plaque was delivered over the radio to millions of Americans by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the morning of the D-Day invasion, the Allied push into Europe that eventually led to the end of the conflict.
Investigators said the culprits were a father-son team who stole flush valves and supply lines from fast-food restaurants.
martes, 10 de junio de 2014
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) ? A man suspected of repeatedly stabbing a fellow sailor near a naval hospital was arrested Friday, ending an hourslong manhunt, according to the Navy.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Wilbur Harwell got into a morning argument with a fellow service member outside the Navy Exchange at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Portsmouth Annex, the Navy said.
The second season of Netflix?s hit original series ?Orange Is The New Black? premiered at midnight on June 6. On Wednesday night, some of the show?s stars -- Dascha Polanco, Laura Gómez, Diane Guerrero and Jackie Cruz -- made a special appearance at the Cosmopolitan 'Fun, Fearless' Latina Awards and had a few revelations to share with The Huffington Post.
Making a film debut with a family member seems to be a Jolie tradition, as Angelina Jolie first appeared in the 1982 film, "Lookin' To Get Out," with her father Jon Voight, playing his (surprise surprise) daughter named Tosh.
He's being humble. McGraw holds the record for the highest grossing tour in country music history and has had 11 consecutive albums debut at number one on the Billboard charts.
lunes, 9 de junio de 2014
But for some, the answer comes rather naturally. Last week, a member of the Houston Fire Department named Jesse set up the perfect scene to propose to his girlfriend: a burning home.
As the title cleverly references, it is a portrait of the female genitalia, through which all human beings enter into life. Combining the romance of realism and the lustful voyeurism of erotic art, it's, well, heavy stuff.
"Human beings, as all life on earth, came from the stars and landed through the ocean," the contest solicitation read. "Ocean is our very first foster mother, much more than the land where we now cut trees and plant transgenic corn. But, as we maltreat land, we have been maltreating our spring of life and now oceans are quite ill because of our activities: less fish but more plastic, less pure water but more oil, less coral but more garbage. That?s why today, not tomorrow, we must do our best to save oceans of ourselves if we still want to have a future on this planet."
SAN FRANCISCO, June 6 (Reuters) - Apple Inc is preparing to sell its first wearable device this October, aiming to produce 3 million to 5 million smartwatches a month in its initial run, the Nikkei reported on Friday, citing an unidentified parts supplier and sources familiar with the matter.
Specifications are still being finalized, but the devices are likely to sport curved OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays and sensors that collect health data from blood glucose and calorie consumption to sleep activity, the Japanese news service cited industry sources as saying.
The industry has long expected Apple to unveil some sort of smartwatch, following the release of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Gear watches.
Wall Street is hoping to see a new Apple product this year to galvanize the former stock market darling's share price and end a years-long drought of ground-breaking devices. CEO Tim Cook has promised "new product categories" in 2014.
Apple declined to comment. (Reporting by San Francisco newsroom. Editing by Andre Grenon)
domingo, 8 de junio de 2014
Adrian Romoff, a 9-year-old from Atlanta who is currently in eighth grade, (that's right he's skipped five grades) recently appeared on "America's Got Talent," and won over the judges and audience with his charm and wit.
(Read the original story here)
Unsavory Elements presents a feast for those who enjoy reading good stories. Editing what is first and foremost a travel book, Tom Carter presents 28 accounts written by individuals who possess decent credentials and superb storytelling abilities. The stories are about exploring a new culture, speaking an exotic tongue, interacting with unfamiliar people and, perhaps mostly importantly, experiencing emotions that are distinct to westerners traveling and living in China.
sábado, 7 de junio de 2014
Well, luckily for you, Rent.com compiled data on America's cities to discover the best place for singles. They analyzed the percentage of unattached men and women aged 20 or over, then factored in the availability of nightlife, the safety of the city and the propensity for people to actually go out and do things like dance, bar hop, and attend concerts.
Consulting firm cg42 conducted an online survey of over 3,000 current and former customers of the top five cable companies in the U.S. -- Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter and Cablevision -- and found that a whopping 73 percent feel that "cable companies are predatory in their practices and take advantage of consumers? lack of choice."
Below are eight great celebrity husbands who have no shortage of adorable things to say about their spouses. Let the swooning commence...now.
NEW YORK (AP) ? Celebrated activist and civil rights lawyer Karen DeCrow, who led the National Organization for Women in the 1970s, died Friday at her home near Syracuse. She was 76.
Longtime friend Rowena Malamud confirmed DeCrow's death from melanoma.
viernes, 6 de junio de 2014
Gregg has had a long standing relationship with the site, having designed two (amazing) bathing suits for them. Lawley, on the other hand, is arguably one of the most famous names in the business, with a Cosmopolitan Australia cover under her belt and a potential spot in the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue next year. Who better than these two, then, to model some of the brand's new designs?
Without announcement, the play's official Twitter handle spent an hour last night tweeting homophobic statements from real, unattributed social media users. The effort, organizers said in an email, was to not only catch their followers off guard, but also to "remind people that, despite the great strides, the work continues towards striking down bigotry."
Emergency room physician Dr. Leonard Herman had to use that tool to save a man's, uh, tool from possible gangrene.
Bullets from a suspected gang-related shooting tore through the wall of Dr. Betty Howard's real estate office in the city's Chatham neighborhood. At least one shot struck her head. Howard, who had stopped in to drop off paperwork, was pronounced dead at an area hospital less than an hour later, Fox Chicago reports.
jueves, 5 de junio de 2014
There were many years when I was making a plentiful salary in addition to being married to a man who earned well, so I continued to indulge my practice of "ignorant bliss," convincing myself that I avoided finances in order to feel abundant; so that more wealth could flow to me. While I was lucky enough to make this work most of the time, I ran into occasions where I over-drafted my checking account merely because I wasn't paying attention.
Such is the case, we learned, with music festival photography of yore. Dive into the photographic archives of Woodstock and Newport Jazz Festival, and you'll find image after image of ecstatic fandom frozen in time. From men in suits fawning over bands of the 1960s to hippies in headgear losing their minds to jam bands in the 1970s, the layers of black and white film transform what might have been a crowded, odorous weekend of debauchery and heat exhaustion into an Eden-like experience.
In its first ?Greatest Movie? poll since 2008, the mag had more than 250,000 film fans vote on the 301 greatest movies ever produced. The 2014 poll saw the first ?Star Wars? sequel dethrone Francis Ford Coppola?s ?The Godfather,? which now sits at number two.