President Obama chose to announce a new Unites States nuclear strategy not to the American people, not even to members of Congress, but to German citizens. Presumably, he thought a speech at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, where great Presidents like Kennedy and Reagan spoke before, would confer some legitimacy on his policies. Show More Summary
An initiative that combines a multidisciplinary health care approach with a range of preventive measures could cut the rate of a common airway infection among children in intensive care by more than half, a new study suggests. The research,...Show More Summary
Worth looking at the Resolution Foundation report on what the fiscal prospects are like after 2015. Their conclusions are dire. The Guardian has summarised their findings this morning: broadly, cuts will have to accelerate to meet the deficit timetable set by Jeffrey George Osborne, otherwise taxes will have to go up by £10bn. If nothing [...]
Is George Osborne cutting enough into public sector spending? In this week’s Spectator cover feature, Ross Clark examines how the Chancellor isn’t making much of a dent at all into… Continue reading The post The View from 22 — Cuts, what cuts?, the rise of individualism and the green shoots of economic recovery appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Indiana capital of Indianapolis isn’t a city one normally thinks of as cutting edge in its green technology efforts. Its mayor Greg Ballard, though, is a retired Marine with time served in the Saudi Arabian oil fields during the First Gulf War, so he understands well the need to get our nation off of imported fossil fuels. He late last year Continue reading ?
A report from the Korean publication ETNews says that Samsung has, for the first time in their history, cut orders for smartphone production. They say Samsung plans on making 6.5 million GS4 units in July, which is half the number they made in May. Show More Summary
The fate of Greek's ERT is still uncertain, while state-backed networks across Europe are slashing budgets and cutting back on Hollywood fare. read more
FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHINWAR, Afghanistan (AP) — The young Afghan soldier lay in great pain on a cot at an army base, his uniform pants cut up to his thigh so medics could clean the wound in his right knee where he was shot fighting insurgents.
We all know that FeedDemon is a dead project after its author announced that he would discontinue the application not only because of the discontinuation of Google Reader which the program relied on but also because he could not make ends meet selling the product and had to take a full-time job to do so. [...]Show More Summary
Whenever I get a new pair of trekking poles, the first thing I do is to cut off the straps. I don’t like them. And while I use trekking poles religiously, I don’t like the feeling of having my hand trapped in a strap if I fall because it’s a great way to break a [...]
Howard Blume and Teresa Watanabe, reporting for The Los Angeles Times: A Microsoft representative urged the board to try more than one product and not to rely on one platform. Doing so could cut off he district from future price reductions and innovations, said Robyn Hines, senior director of state government affairs for Microsoft. Read that again. Show More Summary
With the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins tied 5-5 in overtime of game four of the Stanley Cup Finals, the NBC affiliate in Austin, Texas went to local news promos in the middle of play, missing the game-winning goal by just three seconds. Show More Summary
North Platte, NE (The Weekly Vice) - Dylan Aufdengarten, a 27-year-old escapee from the Lincoln County Detention Center, was promptly returned to jail after his girlfriend getaway driver kicked him out of her car following an argument. According...Show More Summary
It's not enough for them to fund and support a massive public relations campaign to convince the American people to look the other way, as the effects of climate change become increasingly obvious. Now the Republican Party wants to destroy...Show More Summary
Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play man Vin Scully has been broadcasting games since 1950. Though he has cut down on his travel schedule, some 63 years later, he's still going strong and still at the top of his game. Scully is so good that he doesn't even need an analyst beside him. Show More Summary
I don't want to cut short any discussion on my last couple involuntary treatment posts, but I wanted to let people know we've got a new Shrink Rap News column up over on Clinical Psychiatry News. My titles over there tend to run on the...Show More Summary
Single-family-housing REIT Hatteras Financial announced yesterday its second-quarter dividend of $0.70 per share, the same rate it's paid for the past two quarters after cutting the payout 12.5% from $0.80 per share. The board of directors said the quarterly dividend is payable on July 19 to the holders of record at the close of business on July 1. Show More Summary
Senators remind Kerry that Obama's intent "to seek negotiated cuts with Russia to move beyond Cold War nuclear postures" may run afoul of the Constitution.
You may recall that last September, Fox News aired a car chase that culminated in JoDon Romero getting out of his car and shooting himself in the head. His suicide was aired on Fox before they could cut to commercial, and Shepard Smith apologized on the air for showing it. Show More Summary
Obama's proposal for further substantial nuclear weapons' cuts gets cool reception in Moscow. The world is 'woefully fragile to the rare, extreme events that drive history.' A review of three books about risk and uncertainty. The NY Times ran a major story about Chinese urbanisation last week. Show More Summary