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Singapore aims to become the first smart nation

This week’s Smart City roundup features what may be the first smart nation, a competition for smart city initiatives and printable electronics may be the future of smart buildings.  . Singapore aims to be the first smart nation   More … Continue reading ?

The Roundup

I tip my hat to a new morning. International Politics Overall - The U.S. admits convicting David Hicks, an Australian national, at Guantanamo Bay was a mistake - As noted by this piece, the International Criminal Court will investigate individuals from both Israel and Palestine. In fact, they may go after those in the latter. - The [...]

TaxProf Blog Weekend Roundup

Saturday: It Is Time to End Tenure at Age 70 Maine Governor Proposes Taxing Large Charities Houston Hosts Moot Court National Championship This Weekend The IRS Scandal, Day 625 Sunday: CBS News: Are Law School Admission Standards Slipping? Top 5 Tax Paper Downloads Bainbridge: Solve the Law School Crisis by...

Morning Roundup: Answer The Call Edition

In the news: Snow/rain to hit D.C. this weekend, why the National Children's Museum is coming back to D.C., and more. [ more › ]

Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Choice, family leave, Obamacare and more

We begin today's roundup with Zoë Carpenter at The Nation who reminds us that Republicans are still as extreme on abortion as ever: ’s tempting to probe the political significance of a few female Republicans having the will, and enough muscle, to scuttle a bill that passed the House in similar form just two years ago. Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: SOTU preview edition

We begin today's roundup with John Nichols at The Nation, who says President Obama's focus on income inequality is a smart move: At a point when there is broadening recognition of the social and economic perils posed by income inequaliy, the president is talking about taking simple steps in the right direction. Show More Summary

Sunday Roundup

This week, the Oscar race heated up, with Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel leading the way with nine nominations each. In much more serious news, the planet itself continues to heat up, with NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announcing that 2014 was the hottest year in the 135 years since record-keeping began. Show More Summary

A.M. Funds Roundup: Currency Volatility Wreaks Havoc

Links to the best reading in fund investing Currency volatility puts brokers against the ropes – Anjani Trivedi, Lucy Craymer and Tommy Stubbington, The Wall Street Journal Swiss National Bank’s policy reversal pummeled the $1.7 billion John Hancock Absolute Return Currency Fund (JCUAX) — Netty Ismail, Bloomberg UBS Wealth Management ceased recommending the BlackRock Equity [...]

Tax Roundup, 1/15/15: Taxpayer Advocate rips offshore account enforcement, recommends fixes to Congress.

Accounting Today Readers, here is the post on the 2015 Iowa legislative session outlook.   Still shooting jaywalkers. National Taxpayer Advocate Nina […]

Happy Hour Roundup

The 2016 campaign is just going to be so much fun: Rand Paul is not a fan of the United Nations, and on a campaign-style swing through New Hampshire on Wednesday, the likely Republican presidential hopeful said that he would support dissolving the international governing body entirely. Speaking to a room full of gun […]

Roundup: Koons in France, a museum in El Segundo, an art hall in Pomona

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

An investigation into the ways in which the wealthy use art foundations to house their collections tax-free... the less-than-transparent art acquisition process at the National Gallery of Art... a summary of how the Jeff Koons retrospective is doing in France... and lots of follow-up on...

Two More Diabetes Advocacy Orgs Share Plans for 2015

Hopefully you saw our big annual roundup of what the top national diabetes advocacy organizations believe they accomplished in the past year (2014) and what they plan to focus on for 2015. Breaking news: we’ve just heard from two more… The post Two More Diabetes Advocacy Orgs Share Plans for 2015 appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Americans abroad, weekend roundup

Does the U.S. under-20 national team playing in Jamaica count as Americans abroad? If so, they’re a flop, drawing with Guatemala and losing to Panama in the first two of five group matches. Aruba is next. Anyway … A wrap-up of weekend performances by Americans playing in foreign leagues … Of note: Several U.S. players […]

National Basketball Association Roundup

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Cleveland Cavaliers picked up center Timofey Mozgov in a deal with the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

The Roundup

Just as the song says, “Today’s is gonna be the day.” Hope today is the day for you. International Politics Overall - Syria asked the United Nations to punish lawmakers from different countries, including Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), for entering into the country without visas - Meanwhile, the Syrian opposition declined Moscow’s offer to meet with the Syrian government [...]

Morning Roundup: Jan. 6, 2015

3 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Meth seizures at US-Mexico border soared in 2014, Rhode Islanders use marijuana and illicit drugs at highest rates in the nation, and religious teens are more likely to avoid drugs and alcohol.

Rumor Roundup: What to expect when you're expecting 2015

Apple in Talks with Major Banks to Launch Apple Pay in UK During First Half of 2015 (MacRumors) Source: "People familiar with the matter" Chance it's true: 100 percent It makes perfect sense that the UK will be the next nation to see Apple Pay ava...

Rumor Roundup: What Hell Is Going On With American Rallying?

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Could Rally America be kaput after January 1? That's what some rumblings around the Internet would have you think, although their release of a 2015 national championship schedule suggests otherwise. There's also the new United States Rally Association. How do they play into this? Let's take a look at the rumors. Read more...

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