World News: In The Shadow Of Doha

The recent Doha World Athletics Championships, held in the Persian Gulf, revealed an impossible climate to organize sports competitions and also the moral weakness of participating countries aware of multiple terror attacks sponsored by the host country on Qatar.

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World News: Israel Election Cliffhanger Has Bibi and Benny Deadlocked

The results of the September 17 elections in Israel are a statistical tie. Both Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz are tied within the margin of error constituting a tie. Each leader is now looking to make a deal with minority vote-getting Avigdor Liberman to form a coalition government with the needed 61-Knesset seat minimum.

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A Vest to Breathe Better

If it appears those dedicated to the movement of yellow vests have seemed to slow down, the protest it carries is also a breath of fresh air for a sleepy democracy that has forgotten its revolutionary origins.

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The British Misunderstanding

While the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union is definitively recorded, the time has come to question the reasons which pushed the Albion to want to integrate the EEC in 1973. And to appreciate thus the weight of history.

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The Teen Crisis Of The European Union

Announced as a cataclysm, the exit of Great Britain from the European Union is perhaps the perfect opportunity to rethink Europe and reconnect with its origins without obscuring the idea that this Brexit also reflects a form of crisis of Europe's political growth.

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  • Beltway Insider: Countdown to Sequestration; Brennan Confirmation Remains Stalled; Ashley Judd Mulls Senate Run

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    President Barack Obama along with fellow democrats are facing a high noon showdown with members of the republican party as the March 1, 2013 sequester deadline, and with it financial devastation for millions, draws near.

     
  • Hotel Mumbai Review - Four Stars! Riveting Recreation, Palpable Intensity

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    Hotel Mumbai, from Bleeker Street Media and Screen Australia, presents a riveting recreation of the November 26, 2008 night of terror when jihadists attacked the city in coordinated attacks targeting westerns the famous Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

     
  • $12 Million To The Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has received a $7 million gift from Dolby Laboratories to provide cutting-edge audiovisual technology in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' movie theaters. Additionally, the Dolby family has made a $5 million gift to the Academy Museum's capital campaign. In recognition of this gift, the Academy will name the Museum's rooftop terrace the Dolby Family Terrace.  

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Maiden Director Alex Holmes and Skipper Tracy Edwards Talk on Making the Documentary

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    Maiden, from Sony Pictures Classic, the incredible story of Captain Tracy Edwards, and her historic voyage and win in The Whitbread Round the World sailing race, has continued its upward track at the indie box office.

     
  • Five Dead in Washington State Rampage; Third Mass Shooting This Week, Second in 24 Hours

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    The last 24 hours have been particularly violent as two separate Mass shootings, in Hesston, Kansas and Belfair, Washington became the second and third of this bloody February leap year with a Kalamazoo, Michigan Uber driver being the first.

     
  • Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale Coming to Santa Barbara

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    The Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale will be held January 23 to 25 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds,Santa Barbara,CA (Hwy 101 at Las Positas). The grounds will be filled to the rafters with beautiful antiques and unique decorative pieces brought to Santa Barbara by dealers from all over the west coast. 

     
  • Three Must-Have Cookbooks for the Summer BBQ Grilling Season (Recipes)

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    Three new releases from Time Inc. Books are must-haves for any cookbook collection and are guaranteed to get you fired up to start the grilling season with a few easy to fix and guaranteed to please recipes.

     
  • HL Money: Turn Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Into Cash

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    If you’ve made any New Year’s resolutions, the odds are you won’t follow through. Reports indicate that upwards of 25 percent of people who make New Year's resolutions will fail at keeping them a mere seven days into January.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama/Trickledown Agenda; Students/Journos Murdered; Flint; Killer Winter Storm

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    President Barack Obama met this week, for last time as he embarks on his end of term duties, with America's Mayors hoping to motivate them to see beyond the chronic challenges that may not present solutions under their term.

     
  • Open Heart Review – Hope in the Dimmest of Places

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    Open Heart,” from HBO Pictures and Producer Abigail Disney, follows eight children diagnosed with Rheumatic Heart Disease as they travel from remote Rwanda to the Sudan to receive high risk life saving medical treatment.

     
  • Breaking News: 13 Dead On Campus; 20 injured in Oregon Mass Shooting

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    A lone gunman opened fire on the Umpqua Community College Campus in Roseburg, Oregon this morning killing 13 students and injuring 20 in an all too common scenario that left the shooter “neutralized” and reportedly deceased at the scene.  

  • Celebrity Interview: Nigel Barker is Devoted to Resurrecting Devastated Haiti

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    Nigel Barker, celebrity judge and photographer from the long running America's Next Top Model and now The Face, and I spoke recently in a telephone interview on his commitment to earthquake devastated  Haiti and his evolution from smoking hot sexy to humanitarian philanthropist.

     
  • The Adderall Diaries Review – An Amphetamine Fueled Ride

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    The Adderall Diaries, from A24, presents the story of best-selling author Stephen Elliot, who, after penning the story of his traumatized childhood, is catapulted into the world of Manhattan’s literati which balloons his ego, alters his state and stills his pen.

     
  • JP Morgan Pays Multi Billion Dollar Penalty for Madoff Failures

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    JP Morgan Chase has agreed to pay penalties of nearly 2.6billion dollars for their role in failing to accurately assess the solvency and refusing to file suspicious activity reports in the case of former ponzi scheme mastermind Bernie Madoff.

     
  • G-Form Collaborates with Bruins Goalie Tim Thomas to Introduce Lightweight Extreme Shock Absorbing Technology

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    G-Form, a New England based company, has developed a proprietary thin and flexible technology that changes its molecular structure to momentarily stiffen and absorb the force of extreme impacts to create a range of next generation protective gear for athletes as well as iOS devices and laptops.