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This week in Jakarta: Red-light gangs, embezzlement and cyanide

Jakarta's governor this week vowed to shut down one of the city's biggest red-light districts and was met with threats of resistance by local gangs. Meanwhile, a former minister under Yudhoyono was jailed for embezzlement, and public...Show More Summary

These Brands Have Won the Most TV Exposure Heading Into Super Bowl Weekend

Brands paying the big bucks for Super Bowl ads this weekend might be pleased with how much free airtime they've received on local TV in the week leading up to the Big Game. Using its Teletrax global TV monitoring network, 4C Insights tracked teasers and ads that brands have released and plan to run during the Super Bowl. Show More Summary

Microsoft makes Azure Backup free for government customeres

Microsoft this week announced backup of government client’s Azure IaaS Virtual Machines using Azure Backup. This new feature will help a number of government customers in state, local, federal, civilian, defense, and over a hundred solution partners with dedicated government practices to leverage the cloud for critical business needs by backing up their assets on […]

See how Nintendo altered the Fire Emblem Fates 'petting' minigame

Fire Emblem Fates has been getting a lot of flak for cutting its "skinship" petting minigame in the western localization, but now that the game is in the hands of a select few (I got my copy earlier this week), we can see exactly what was altered. Polygon did a bit of streaming yesterday, and as you can see in the video, it's basically the same. Show More Summary

Northern Spy Food Co. Will Close for Good in Two Weeks

"We're hanging it up while we still have the buttons on our pants." This one seriously stings: Northern Spy Food Co., a beloved East Village restaurant that championed locally sourced ingredients before it became super trendy to do so, will permanently close on February 17 after six years of business. Show More Summary

The NFL took over downtown San Francisco this week — here's what it's like to visit

Super Bowl 50 will be played this Sunday, February 7, in Santa Clara, California. That's about 50 miles south of San Francisco. The local football team, the 49ers, moved to a new stadium there two seasons ago. But they kept the "SanShow More Summary

A Florida judge sentenced a man to 60 years in prison for this?

It's February, which means that many of you are just a few weeks away from local primaries. Whether your primary is next month or September, don't forget to research local and state judicial candidates, as well as those candidates vying to be your county or district's chief prosecutor. Show More Summary

This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts

Bernie Sanders Releases Tax Plan: 54% Top Rate The Law School Crisis Is Spreading Highest State And Local Tax Burdens Are In Blue States, Lowest Are In Red States Government Cuts Projection Of 2014-2024 Lawyer Jobs By 41%: 16K Jobs For 37k Law Grads Each Year The ‘Tampon Tax’ Fraud...

Retired Cop's Beloved Dog To Be Auctioned Off 'Like A Shovel'

When Matt Hickey, a police officer in Marietta, Ohio, retired this week, he assumed he’d be able to take his K-9 partner, Ajax, with him. “Ajax is a family member, one of my children,” Hickey told local news station WBNS. Ajax lives at Hickey’s home and the two have spent every day together for the past three years. Show More Summary

Headline Hangover: Rappers in Plight; Trigger Finger Trump

Welcome to Headline Hangover - our weekly take on some of the ridiculous local, national and global news stories. Here's a look back at some of the headlines that caught my attention this week. Entertainment (image via eurweb.com) Kanye...Show More Summary

Government Recommendations on Zika Virus Not Grounded in Reality, Say El Salvador Locals

The country’s Ministry of Health recommended last week that women should avoid becoming pregnant until 2018. But local feminist groups say this guidance doesn’t reflect the needs of Salvadoran women, especially where reproductive health...Show More Summary

BMW 7 Series four-cylinder not for Australia

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Would you buy a four-cylinder BMW 7 Series? If you’re in Australia, it seems exceedingly unlikely, at least according to the brand’s local boss. Confirmation of a four-pot BMW 7 Series came this week when the company quietly added a new 730i variant to its Chinese and Turkish regions, assumedly with more to follow. In […]

This Week in Jazz

This Week in Jazz: Rene Marie, local music at Bohemian Caverns, Reginald Cyntje, plus much more. [ more › ]

Narendra Modi won’t stop hugging world leaders no matter how awkward it is

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known to be a tactile man. In official appearances, whether he is meeting a local official or a world statesman, he likes to hug it out. His fondness of hugging was driven home this week, during an official visit by French President Francois Hollande to India. Even by Modi's […]

15 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Week

There's plenty to do this week to save you from cabin fever. We've got special menu dinners, music from local legends, a poker tournament for a good cause and much more. [ more › ]

This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts

Bernie Sanders Releases Tax Plan: 54% Top Rate On Income, Capital Gains & Dividends, Double The Estate Tax The 25 Most Influential People In Legal Education Highest State And Local Tax Burdens Are In Blue States, Lowest Are In Red States Ian Ayres (Yale), The U.S. News Rankings Keep Dozens...

Blade & Soul reminds me of TERA, which is both good and bad

Do you have time for another MMO? NCSoft sure hopes you do, as the long awaited localization of Blade & Soul has finally arrived this week. It was released in Korea in 2012 and took the country by storm, and now, nearly four long years later, it's available in the West. I took it for a spin, and found a mix of both fresh ideas and stubborn legacy concepts. Read more...

Soccer Star -- Allegedly Crashes Lambo Into Garden (PHOTOS)

A Premier League soccer player reportedly smashed his Lamborghini into a garden in England this week -- after sideswiping a Mini -- but remarkably, he's okay.  According to several local reports, the guy behind the wheel was Diafra Sakho -- a…

The Bundy militants in Oregon are undermining democracy to fight ‘tyranny’

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

What’s motivating the armed protesters who occupied Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge last week? A local sheriff explained it this way: they came claiming to be part of militia groups supporting local ranchers. In reality, [they] had alternative motives to attempt to overthrow the county...

Roy Choi's new restaurant in Watts draws fans, foodies and hungry locals

Residents of Watts have long asked for more sit-down restaurants with higher quality fare than the fast food joints that dot the local landscape. But with the opening this week of LocoL by chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson, the neighborhood now has a foodie hot spot its midst. In the line that...

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