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Thousands evacuated after British WWII bomb found in French city of Rennes

19 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Three thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the centre of the French city of Rennes Sunday while a huge British bomb from World War II was defused. The 250-kilogramme (550-pound) bomb was found near the city’s town hall during the building of a new metro line in the capital of...

Best properties: Grand Grade I properties

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8:00am Description: Surrey: Crossland House, Virginia Park, Virginia Water. A Victorian town house within a development that offers a pool, gym and converted chapel which acts as a sports hall. Master suite, 3 further suites, 3 receps, kitchen/breakfast room, private garden and parking. Show More Summary

Wave Of Ditmas Park Robberies Has Neighborhood On Edge

A series of armed robberies at cafes and businesses in the normally low-crime Ditmas Park has ruffled the neighborhood in recent weeks, and last night, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosted a town hall meeting at P.S. 139 to address community concerns in the affected 70th Precinct. [ more › ]

FLASHBACK: Obama Said Executive Amnesty 'Would Not Be Appropriate' For Illegals 'Seeking Economic Opportunity'

Part of waiting for President Obama’s decision to announce executive amnesty is noticing just how far he has come in only a few years. During a Univision town hall event in 2011, Obama specifically told a student that executive amnesty for groups of immigrants was only used in emergencies such as natural disasters. Show More Summary

Nick Cave Performs “Into Your Arms” Live At Town Hall

Renowned musician Nick Cave has released a live performance of “Into Your Arms” from his September 20th show at the Town Hall in NYC. The video comes from, “…a rare mix of Q&A and solo piano performance surrounding the release of the critically-acclaimed ’20,000 Days on Earth.’” Noisey’s

JAKE TAPPER: Obama promised Obamacare wouldn’t do exactly what Gruber says it will do. And what it…

JAKE TAPPER: Obama promised Obamacare wouldn’t do exactly what Gruber says it will do. And what it’s now clear it was intended to do all along. At a town hall meeting where he campaigned for health care legislation in 2009, President Barack Obama pledged to voters that he did not want any tax on health […]

Why We’re Expanding YSEALI: Helping Build the Next Generation of Leaders in Southeast Asia is Good for America

I just left a town hall meeting President Obama held with youth leaders. The people he met with -- students, social entrepreneurs, and business people -- were smart, engaged, and worldly.

?Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama Do Not Dress The Same

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, who sells your private information for profit, was recently asked about his sartorial philosophy during a Facebook town hall—more specifically, why does the precocious genius behind the foremost destination...Show More Summary

‘Today’ Partners with The Atlantic for Digital Town Hall on AIDS Activism

The Atlantic LIVE,  MAC AIDS Fund, and the “Today” show have partnered to host a live, digital town hall on millennials and AIDS and HIV activism on Friday. The event is focused on “Rebels With a Cause,” or millennials who post videos, start crowd funding campaigns, and hashtags for important causes. Show More Summary

Designs unveiled for Beethoven Festspielhaus concert hall

The year 2020 marks 250 years since Ludwig van Beethoven was born, with 2027 marking the 200th anniversary of his death. To honor these milestones, a plan is afoot to build a new concert hall in the composer's home town of Bonn, Germany. Show More Summary

Facebook, Inc’s Mark Zuckerberg Hosts a Q&A: Here’s What We Learned

Taking a page from the social media king’s internal policy, CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted an informal “Town Hall” for the masses.

Hard Like a Rock: German Town Debuts Concert Hall Esconced in a Big Ol' Rock

Photo by Edward Beierle via Design Boom Jutting from the ground at a strange angle, this stone concert hall in the village of Blaibach, Germany looks as if it could have been a meteorite that fell from the sky. Designed...

After her moving Town Hall performance, Tig Notaro cancelled two performances this weekend, one in B

After her moving Town Hall performance, Tig Notaro cancelled two performances this weekend, one in Boston and one in Denver. She was apparently hospitalized but will be okay. Read more...

What Are You Doing Today? What Are You Doing Tonight?

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Pharoah Sanders: "He traveled far and wide, played with a variety of human beings, and connected with the deeper human current." He's at Town Hall tonight, a red letter event in this year's Earshot Jazz Festival. Hito Steyerl: The internationally...Show More Summary

Tig Notaro, breast cancer survivor, does a topless comedy set

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Boing Boing pal Jeff Simmermon saw Tig Notaro at New York's Town Hall last night. She, like me, had breast cancer. She chose not to have reconstructive surgery. “She was TRANSCENDENT," says Jeff. “Hilarious, warm, a master storyteller. And then this.” Read the rest

An Insider Conversation with Disability Advocate John Hockenberry

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

(Hollow Earth Radio will be broadcasting audio of Mindie Lind's interview with Hockenberry at hollowearthradio.org on Sunday, November 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. John Hockenberry reads at Town Hall on Tuesday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets...Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg wears the same T-shirt every day because he doesn't like making decisions

At Facebook's first-ever "town hall" meeting, CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered the important questions, like why he apparently wears a gray T-shirt every day. "I want to clear my life so I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community," Zuckerberg said at the event. Show More Summary

Imagine a Columbia Center Packed With Micro-Apartments

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

CM The building of Seattle's dreams. Last night at a Town Hall event organized by Forterra's new magazine Ampersand (I have a short essay in the current issue that concerns urban density), I provided this answer to the question: "What's...Show More Summary

In Town Hall, Zuckerberg Discusses T-Shirts, Telephones and That Facebook Movie

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, fielded questions from users of the social network on Thursday in a live town hall format, addressing things as diverse as the company's mobile ambitions to his personal dress code.

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