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U.N. chief could win South Korean presidency, but contest would be bruising

SEOUL (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is the odds-on favorite to be the next president of South Korea - if he wants the job - thanks to high name recognition, a clean reputation and what is seen to be a lackluster field of rivals.

Pentagon reaches back ten years to take money from veteran's pockets

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It’s not unusual for employers to offer a signing bonus, especially when the demand for workers is high. That’s exactly what the California National Guard did a decade ago. Short of troops to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago,...Show More Summary

American woman reveals the 23 reasons why British people are BETTER than her countrymen

Ivy Lee, based in Sunnyvale, California, is sweeping the internet with her highly amusing list of why the Brits do it better - from the nation's swearing abilities to its £10 note.

Air India, Pokemon Go, Jan Brewer, Grindr, Tom Hayden, Australia, Troye Sivan: HOT LINKS

11 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

POLLS. Hillary Clinton gains in affirmative support, Trump suffers with diminished enthusiasm: “Fifty-six percent of Clinton’s backers in the national survey, a new high, say they’re voting mainly to support her rather than to oppos… Read The post Air India, Pokemon Go, Jan Brewer, Grindr, Tom Hayden, Australia, Troye Sivan: HOT LINKS appeared first on Towleroad.

Some of America's deadliest bus crashes

Here is a list of fatal bus crashes across the nation: — April 10, 2014: 10 people were killed when a FedEx truck veered across Interstate 5 near Orland and crashed into a bus carrying high school students from Los Angeles. — Feb. 3, 2013: A tour bus traveling from Big Bear to Tijuana careened...

Former Obama Adviser Says Trump Is Overshadowing Hillary’s ‘Historically High Liabilities’

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

David Axelrod seemingly threw some shade at Hillary Clinton this morning on Face the Nation.

"[B]illions of ordinary web-connected devices — many of them highly insecure — can be turned to vicious purposes."

"And the threats will continue long after Election Day for a nation that increasingly keeps its data in the cloud and has oftentimes kept its head in the sand...."[H]undreds of thousands, and maybe millions, of... security cameras and...Show More Summary

Afghan opium cultivation jumps 10% in 2016: UN

Afghanistan saw a 10 percent jump in opium cultivation this year, the United Nations said, a sharp rise after a drop last year for the first time since 2009. High levels of cultivation meant the total opium production soared 43 percent, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) told reporters, citing better yield because of favourable weather conditions.

Ex-NBA player Abdul-Rauf talks anthem protests with SF students

Ex-NBA player Abdul-Rauf talks anthem protests with SF students Marvin Pusung-Zita is one of the football players at Mission High in San Francisco who recently dropped to one knee during the national anthem, joining a spreading protest...Show More Summary

Watching paint dry on The Red Barn

    Sir David Hare’s adaptations of three early Chekhov plays have been the high point of my theatre-going this year, and I went to see his new play at the National Theatre, The Red Barn, anticipating that it would give me much pleasure. It didn’t – and I think I know why. Based on […]

New study to characterize methane emissions from natural gas compressor stations

Natural gas, a clean-burning fuel, has significant potential as a "bridge fuel" on a path to a sustainable energy future. However, its climate benefits are highly dependent upon the emission rate of methane from the nation's vast natural gas infrastructure.

African press review 21 October 2016

The Ugandan High Court frees a treason suspect on bail. Tanzania's governemnt wants the nation's schoolchildren to plant trees. The United Nations' Environment Programme would probably approve, since they're worried about the climatic impact of deforestation. And what does South Africa's new Public Protector stand for?

NSA contractor Harold Thomas Martin to face espionage charges over 50TB of "stolen code"

4 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor who worked with the National Security Agency will face charges of espionage in a case involving 50 terabytes or more of highly sensitive NSA data the government says were stolen. (more…)

Four nations agree on road map to revive Ukraine peace plan

The leaders of Germany, Russia, France and Ukraine on Wednesday agreed on a road map designed to revive the halting peace plan for Eastern Ukraine at a highly anticipated meeting in Berlin. The agreement included the withdrawal of troops...Show More Summary

Durban Women Scoop Maritime Awards

Transnet National Port Authority women flew the flag high at the Women in Transport Awards which took place at the Durban ICC on 18 October 2016. The Women in Transport Awards is a collaborative platform co-located with the African Ports Evolution conference and exhibition…

Bill Frisell's "Guitar in the Space Age" at the Blue Note

5 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Bill FrisellBlue Note New York, NY October 4, 2016 It's one month before what is shaping up to be an epochal presidential election; the national mood is tense, nerves are fraying, anxiety is high. And just in the nick of time, here comes guitarist m: Bill Frisell to save our sanity! He's... [ read more ]

Anglo average is over New Zealand is too small

The world’s highly skilled immigrants are increasingly living in just four nations: the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia, according to new World Bank research highlighting the challenges of brain drain for non-English-speaking and developing countries. Show More Summary

Highlights of Huntington Surf & Sport’s win at the OSSC National Championships

The 2016 Oakley Surf Shop Challenge wrapped up October 6-7 at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, California. The famous cobblestone break provided clean, waist-to-shoulder high waves for the 7 regional qualifier surf shops. Those shopsShow More Summary

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