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Local Food Initiative – making it easier to buy local produce (and free event 11 June)

3 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A couple of recent articles have suggested that buying good local produce is pretty important to some of our readers, so we thought you may be interested in an event hosted by the Food Hub this week. The Local Food Initiative (a project aimed at making it easier for producers, distributers and lovers of fresh, [...]

NYC, LA Mayors’ NHL Bet: Who Will Sing On ‘Kimmel’?

The traditional joke bets between local officials with city sports teams meeting in a championship hit a high note this week when Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti challenged New York Mayor Bill De Blasio to a song and a hot dog on Jimmy...Show More Summary

Zoo Worker Accidentally Shoots Tranquilizer Dart Into Employee Wearing Gorilla Suit

If it looks like a gorilla and walks like a gorilla, it's a gorilla -- right? Not always, as one zoo worker in the Canary Islands learned this week. According to local Spanish reports, a veterinarian at Tenerife's Loro Parque zoo mistakenly...Show More Summary

Trans Woman Found Murdered in Baltimore

Earlier this week, a transgender Baltimore resident was found dead in a field, just days after local advocates celebrated the state's new antidiscrimination law. read more

Obama and Conservatives Both Lose Big at Supreme Court in Chemical Weapons Case

This week the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Bond v. United States that “the global need to prevent chemical warfare does not require the Federal Government to reach into the kitchen cupboard, or to treat a local assault with a chemical irritant as the deployment of a chemical weapon.” This was the second time this case came before the Court. Show More Summary

WTF! A small Colombian town has held a football match with sheep dressed in Colombia & Brazil kits [Video]

World Cup fever has hit a small Colombian town this week in bizarre fashion, as they held a football match with sheep dressed in Colombia and Brazil kits. The match in Nobsa drew a crowd of 500 beer-fueled locals, as the sheep were herded around the pitch by their minders in a comedy piece of entertainment. The [...]

Tonight on The Independents: John Tierney, John Bolton, Bryan Suits and K.T. McFarland on Bowe Bergdahl; Plus Coal Regs, NSA Face-Tracking, International Whore Day, Sexy After-show, and a Texas DEA Raid You Will Not Believe

3 months agoNews : Reason

Two weeks ago on this blog, Senior Editor Brian Doherty wrote about a case in Texas that sounds like one of the weirdest and most infuriating abuses of justice you'll see: In a federal/local raid earlier this month on a "smoke shop" called...Show More Summary

Hyperspectral core analysis demo underway in Tucson

The Australian company Corescan has brought their trailer-mounted hyperspectral core scanning system to Tucson this week to demonstrate the technology to the local mining industry before the facility moves to its new base in Hermosillo, Mexico. Show More Summary

Short Film Friday: A Little Comedy by Linas Phillips

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The star and co-director of this week’s film “Shawnsey’s Revenge” is Linas Phillips, a local filmmaker who made Bass Ackwards, Great Speeches from a Dying World, and Walking to Werner (he also won the 2007 Genius Award in film). Christian...Show More Summary

Promenade des Anglais Nice France

I spent about two weeks earlier this month photographing the Cote d’Azur. Based in Nice, France I traveled up and down the coast to Cannes, Cap D’ail, Menton and Monaco among other locales. These photographs are a few taken of the world famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Show More Summary

A Local Fox Affiliate Learns to be Very Careful With Grammar and Punctuation

3 months agoOdd : The Daily What

Maya Angelou had previously canceled a luncheon in Houston earlier in the week for health reasons, though the way this station phrases it she had seemingly decided to cancel after her own passing. Smooth move!

Date Night For The Newlyweds: Kim & Kanye Kardashian Hit The Movie With More Melee Around Them Than A Drag Queen Brawl [Video]

Nothing like a romantic date at the movies! While on their honeymoon in Ireland this week, newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kanye West enjoyed a screening at the local Irish Multiplex Cinemas in Tullamore, County Offaly, Ireland. The 33-year-old Keeping Up

Texas Restaurant Tells Gay Couple They “Don’t Serve Fags” After Taking Their Money

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

A gay couple living in Pittsburg, Texas is claiming they received discriminatory treatment at a local restaurant this week, telling KLTV they were informed by a waitress at Big Earl’s Restaurant that they could “never return” because the restaurant “doesn’t serve fags.” Collin Dewberry and Kelly Williams say they have lived in Texas their entire […]

Guest Slot: Rod Crosby: The bell tolls for Labour and Miliband

Last week Labour beat the Tories in the local elections by just 1%, according to the Rallings and Thrasher NEV (national equivalent voteshare) calculation. This is the last set of locals before the general election. Is there anything we can divine from this performance? Yes, it looks like Labour will be soundly defeated next year. […]

Another Productive Downsizing Week

I’ve been busy this week getting rid of stuff, again. Early in the week I found a local non-profit that was willing to pick up some large pieces of furniture that I didn’t use: a sofa bed, chest of drawers, television, sectional sofa, and coffee table. Show More Summary

Man United’s Shinji Kagawa surprised a group of Japanese fans by turning up at an Adidas event [Video]

Mancheter United star Shinji Kagawa gave a group of Japanese football fans a shock this week. Adidas set up an event looking to drum up local support for the Blue Samurai before this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, and the highlight of the event was supposedly a video chat on a giant screen with national [...]

A Look At The Week Ahead

By Marc Chandler: As this note is written, the election results for the EU parliament and the Ukraine are not known. Nor are the results of the local elections in Greece and national election in Belgium known. We will provide some analysis...Show More Summary

A Look at the Week Ahead

As this note is written, the election results for the EU parliament and Ukraine are not known. Nor are the results of the local elections in Greece and national election in Belgium known. We will provide some analysis when the results are announced, but for our purposes here, we assume that there will not be much impact for investors. Show More Summary

The Week That Was: Mazda3 XD Diesel, Kia Sportage, Vale Sir Jack Brabham

Mazda announced this week that diesel power will soon be available in its top-selling Mazda3, confirming the XD Astina will launch locally in September. The XD Astina will get the same 2.2 litre unit featured in the CX-5 and the Mazda6 producing 129kW and 420Nm, matched to either six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. Show More Summary

Local Landmarks: The Rise, Fall, and Re-Rise of Venice's Kicking Ballerina Clown

When Venice's unforgettable landmark, the 30-foot-tall Ballerina Clown, abruptly began showing signs of slow, subtle movement in its giant red pointe shoes earlier this week, very little was known about its provenance, aside from the name of the sculptor...

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