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Berlin blocks unearthing of giant Lenin statue head

By Helen Cahill BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities have blocked plans to excavate a 3.5 tonne granite head of Vladimir Lenin for display in a new Berlin museum due to logistical and cost concerns, the organizers of the exhibition and local media said. Show More Summary

WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Officials from the World Health Organization are visiting two hospitals treating Ebola patients in Liberia, where authorities have sealed off entire neighborhoods in an effort to stop the outbreak.

SC Ports’ Earnings, Volumes Surpass Plans

July cargo volumes deliver strong start to new fiscal year SC Ports Authority reported 2014 fiscal year-end operating earnings of $14.3 million, 20.7 percent over the organization's financial plan.

Author Looks at Salvation Army Founders' Love Story as 150th Anniversary Approaches

Next year will mark 150 years since the founding of the worldwide organization The Salvation Army in London by William and Catherine Booth.

German Authors Unite Against Amazon

4 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

German-language writers have joined their English-language counterparts and organized a protest against Amazon. More than 1,000 authors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland have come together to challenge Amazon for hurting authors in its negotiations with the Bonnier Group. Show More Summary

Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain

New York Times Sunday Review: Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain, by Daniel J. Levitin (McGill) (author, The Organized Mind (2014)): This month, many Americans will take time off from work to go on vacation, catch up on household projects and simply be with family and friends. And many...

Full-Page Ads Denouncing Head of UN Gaza Probe to Run in NYT, WSJ, WaPo, Guardian

JERUSALEM — This World: The Values Network, an organization headed by author and occasional Breitbart News contributor Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, announced Thursday that it will run full-page advertisements in The New York Times, the Wall...Show More Summary

South African Jewish Leaders to File Charges Against 'Eye for an Eye' Author

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies, the umbrella organization that leads that country's Jewish community, has announced that it is filing charges at the South African Human Rights Commission against trade union leader Tony Ehrenreich...Show More Summary

JAXPORT Logistics & Intermodal Conference

Organizers of Jacksonville Port Authority's (JAXPORT) biennial 'Logistics & Intermodal Conference' have released the list of panel topics for discussion at the upcoming 2015 conference.

Bill McKibben Coming to Boston for Major Climate Change Event

This Friday, August 22, author, activist, and climate rabble rouser, Bill McKibben will be coming to Boston for a major event at the Boston Opera House to build support for what he and fellow organizers hope will be the largest march...Show More Summary

The Technium

A quote from a favorite author: "Technology is stitching together all the minds of the living, wrapping the planet in a vibrating cloak of electronic nerves, How can this not stir that organ in us that is sensitive to something larger than ourselves?" – Kevin Kelly

Cooking Minimally Changes Isotopic Ratios in Fish

A preliminary study on the influence of cooking on the C and N isotopic composition of multiple organic fractions of fish (mackerel and haddock)Authors:Fernandes et alAbstract:Stable isotope analysis represents the principal scientific technique used in the reconstruction of ancient human diet. Show More Summary

Douglas Preston on his open letter about Amazon: “I’m not a firebrand, I fell into it accidentally!”

900 authors are urging their readers to email Jeff Bezos. Salon spoke to their organizer about how it came together

Mexican Authorities Rescue 39 Kidnapped Immigrants

TUCSON, Arizona – Mexican authorities rescued a group of 39 Central American immigrants, 16 of which were minors that had been kidnapped by members of organized crime in Tamaulipas. The rescue took place earlier this week in the port...Show More Summary

6 Tools for Creating High Performance Teams

The world is replete with organizations with great strategies. But how many of those great strategies are actually executed? Less than 15%. That's the number that John Spence shared with me when we spoke recently. John is the authorShow More Summary

Listen to David Fincher and Chuck Palahniuk Talk ‘Fight Club’ [Comic Con 2014]

One of the more appealing panels at Comic Con this year was organized around Fight Club. It featured novel author Chuck Palahniuk and film director David Fincher talking about the film, and the comic book sequel. Of course, it’s also one of the panels we were unable to attend, but that’s OK. Show More Summary

Why Does The Author's Guild Refuse To Even Acknowledge Views Of Authors Who Disagree With It?

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Could the organization calling itself the "Authors Guild" (from its behavior, better understood as a lobbying arm for big publishing houses) get more fearful and brittle? In response to a typically lopsided AG blog post yesterday, in...Show More Summary

Fundraising Authority Podcast #19: Understanding and Using the Fundraising Funnel at Your Non-Profit

Using the four steps of the fundraising funnel are integral to building a sustainable development program at your non-profit.  If you want to find new donors and keep them giving more and bigger gifts to your organization year after year, you have to understand and use the fundraising funnel. In this episode, we take a […]

Italy to Google: You have 18 months to comply with European privacy laws

Italy’s data regulator is cracking down on Google, the organization said Tuesday in a statement. The country’s Data Protection Authority says Google has 18 months to change the way it handles and stores user data. The Italian inquiry follows an large scale investigation across Europe into whether the search giant violates privacy policies in Europe. Show More Summary

Artists: Take This Survey, Let the World Know If You Hate Art Fairs

last monthArts : Art Fag City

The venerable Ed Winkleman is a man of many hats: art dealer, author, and Moving Image fair organizer. And now, he needs your help.

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