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Nigeria intervenes to prop up naira

Nigeria's central bank intervened in the market with dollar sales to try to keep the naira within a preferred band since it was devalued two days earlier, dealers said. ||| Lagos - Nigeria's central bank intervened in the market with...Show More Summary

The Waning Glory Of Gobble?

The Guardian Food editors offer a taste of the very first Thanksgiving: Robert Krulwich looks back at how the turkey became the holiday’s leading entrée: [Writer Andrew] Beahrs gives his biggest props to a 19th century magazine editor named Sarah Josepha Hale. She and her magazine, Godey’s Lady’s Book, campaigned for a national day [of […]

Tweeks: Giving Thanks For Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

The Tweeks are definitely Hunger Games fangirls, but how did the first half of the final book in the trilogy stand up in cinematic form?  This week the girls weight in on Francis Lawrence’s job of hobbiting (breaking a literary property into unneeded multiple movies) Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

Malaysia to prop up Sedition Act to protect “sanctity of Islam”

8 hours agoReligion : FaithWorld

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday bolstered a law protecting the sanctity of Islam and the country's traditional rulers, the sultans, in an about-turn to scrap a law banning criticism of the government.

Mikael Hopkins' huge dunk is ruined by a charge call

Ban charge calls. Let's give props to Michael Frazier II for giving up his body and willfully putting himself on a Vine just to get the charge call. That's an admirable thing to do. But also: let's agree to keep posting huge dunks even when they're determined to be charges. SMU's Ryan Manuel hears me.

Carbon Flyer could be your own li'l stealth fighter

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If you like the idea of remotely-piloting a paper airplane, then you really out to check out the PowerUp 3.0 – it's a motor/prop/rudder kit that you add to an existing paper plane, allowing you to control it via a smartphone app. Should...Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Conor McGregor’s Capoeira Skills Are Legit

(Ya never seen an Oirishmin move wit such fluidatee. / Props: Ryan Harkness) Rumor has it, Conor McGregor learned these moves by watching just the first 20 minutes of Only the Strong. Seriously, though — this dude is an incredible athlete. And his shoe-game remains impeccable.

Villagers buried suspected vampires with blades, rocks

The dead were buried with sharp sickles across their throats meant to sever their heads if they tried to rise as vampires to prey on the living. Rocks were propped beneath their chins to keep them from biting.

WWE 2K15 review: Disqualification match

Like past games in the series, WWE 2K15 spends a lot of time looking back on wrestling history. Propped up by years of real-life stories, cuts and bruises, the series continues to be a good source for professional wrestling nostalgia. Still, while 2K...

Video: Juicy J Brings Out Lil Wayne in LA

Here’s some crispy front row footage of Juicy J bringing Wayne out at Red Bull’s 30 Days in LA. They do the “Bands A Make Her Dance (Remix)” and Wayne does “Believe Me” and his verse from “Loyal”. Props to Davy Greenberg. Previously: A-1 Super Group ft. Juicy J & Iamsu! – Everywhere We Go […]

Juncker's investment plan gets cool reception

This is the name which has been given to the long touted €315bn investment fund which European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has put front and centre of his programme to deliver jobs and growth. The key points of the proposal (EC press release, Juncker speech, Katainen speech) are: €315bn investment from 2015 – 2017. Show More Summary

IAYB holiday gift guide 2014

It's the official IAYB Holiday Gift Guide! Your one stop shop for festive goodies for the yoga-lovers in your life, full of jewellery, props, books & more!

Death ray free to a good home

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

An ad on the Gumtree notice-board site offers up "Simon Hackett's Internode Death Ray" -- a TV ad prop -- free to a good home in South Australia. Read the rest

Sharpton Slams Ferguson Prosecutor, Props Up Federal Investigation

Following the announcement that a grand jury will not indict Officer Darren Wilson -- who fatally shot black teen Mike Brown -- Reverend Al Sharpton spoke to a crowd near Ferguson, Missouri. Sharpton told the riled up crowd that the federal government will be investigating the death of Brown; he made it exceedingly clear that in his view, St. Show More Summary

D.C. Has Done Nothing About Its Role in Militarizing Police

2 days agoNews : Reason

Remember how, in the wake of some of the worst responses by the police in Ferguson to even peaceful protesters (propping themselves up on military vehicles and training sniper rifles at them) there was supposed to be some sort of discussion...Show More Summary

Hi-larious Knockout of the Day: Amateur Fighter Sprints Across Cage, Destroys Opponent With “Usain Bolt” Punch

(Props to the UG.) "Don't be so hard on yourself, Tommy. There was literally no way you could have seen that punch coming."

What's number one on Friends of the Parks' watch list? We'll give you one guess

It's culture vs. nature on the first-ever Friends of the Parks annual Top Ten Watch List of Endangered Parks and Open Spaces, released today. The two lakefront parking lots between Soldier Field and McCormick Place that are the proposed site for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art have the number one slot on the FOTP list.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Tragedy Of Propping Up The Matrix Of Lies

Submitted by James H Kunstler via, Wall Street is only one of several financial roach motels in what has become a giant slum of a global economy. Notional “money” scuttles in for safety and nourishment, but may never get out alive. Show More Summary

Ex-Man Utd man Phil Neville: ‘Arsenal’s defenders can’t defend, Wenger’s responsibility’ [Video]

Phil Neville and Kevin Kilbane strongly critiqued the two crisis clubs ‘du jour’ on MOTD 3 last night, with Arsenal and Liverpool propped up on the couch for analysis. Former Man United defender Neville was quite strong in his criticism of Arsenal after their home defeat to Manchester United, saying: ‘I can’t see when they’ll […]

Misleading Rasmussen Poll Helps Prop Up Bogus Net Neutrality Partisan Divide

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As we noted last week, the idea that net neutrality is a strictly partisan issue is a dated one, with several new studies indicating that support for net neutrality (and support for meaningful net neutrality rules) is increasingly common among members of all parties. Show More Summary

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