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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Juice

5 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I quite enjoy a good fresh juice. When I’m out for weekend breakfast with my mates, I’m always the indulgent one that orders a coffee and a juice. This week I put the word out to RiotACT readers for the best juice in Canberra.  Votes came in for a few of the markets around town – there [...]

Nottingham Forest’s Ben Osborn (20) nets glorious curling 30 yard lob v Reading [Official Video]

20 year old midfielder Ben Osborn has become a key player at Nottingham Forest this season. He won 93% of the vote in Nottingham Forest’s February Player of the Month competition and he capped off the month with a superb goal in yesterday’s 3-0 win at Reading. Ben Osborn needed no invitation to shoot from […]

Vote counting begins after Lesotho snap elections

Despite tensions in the run-up to polls, observers say election day passed off without incident.

Congress Votes to Keep DHS Funded for Another Week

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Both the House and Senate voted tonight on a stop-gap measure to continue Homeland Security funding for another week, thereby staving off an impeding shutdown that had Washington scrambling this week.

Man Learns Voting Is Its Own Reward, Too Bad Reward Is A $1000 Fine

Conservatives looking for the newest fad in voter suppression need to flip off the Drudge Sirens and stealthily motor on down to Tennessee. Last year, 58-year old Aubry Wilhoite voted early in the primary for Bedford County Commissioner. Show More Summary

Former Homeland Security officials say shutdown will hobble government response to terrorist attacks

GOP Sen. Roy Blunt voted against funding Homeland Security Friday because employees will just "show up" whether they get paid or not. If Congress fails to fund the Department of Homeland Security by the end of Friday, former DHS officials say the impacts will be real even if not immediately obvious to the public. Show More Summary

Geek Reading February 27, 2015

Mozilla leads us off with a nice post on the net neutrality vote. While the vote was considered positive, it will be interesting to see how companies find loopholes for their own purposes. Microsoft talks about the new rendering engine that will be used for both IE and the new Project Spartan. Stress, anxiety and […]

MoneyWatch: Apple Watch announcement coming soon; FCC votes in favor of net neutrality

Apple sent invitations for an event next month where it is expected to show off the new Apple Watch. Also, the FCC voted to to regulate the Internet like a public utility, a policy known as net neutrality. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.

Survivor: Worlds Apart Interview — So Kim Discusses Getting Cut From Season 29

So Kim, the White Collar contestant who was the first person voted off Survivor: Worlds Apart, was never actually supposed to be on this season. Initially, So was on the cast of last season — Survivor: San Juan Del Sur — with her sister for the second Blood Vs. Water. But moments before that game […]

The Internet Has Always Been Open, It’s The Platforms & Devices That Are Closed

As expected, today’s vote on the FCC’s proposed net neutrality rules passed with a 3-2 margin. While this is a big step in a process that has been going on for thirteen years now, we’re still a long way off from this debate being over. Since a draft of the proposal wasn’t shared with the […]

Beer Jobs Bill hangs in balance, fingers point at Lt. Gov.

Fresh off last week's Senate hearing, and a now-delayed vote that was supposed to happen yesterday, supporters of the Beer Jobs Bill (Senate Bill 63) are wondering if a vote will happen at all. Late Tuesday, sources at the Capitol told Creative Loafing that Lt. Show More Summary

Marchionne raises Fiat Chrysler stake as Ferrari spin-off nears

MILAN (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne has increased his voting stake in the carmaker to nearly 1 percent after benefiting from a stock grant plan, just as the company readies to spin off luxury brand Ferrari. Show More Summary

Obama Tries to Stave Off Deportation Woes at Town Hall

He called out Congress for stalled immigration policy but also shifted some of the blame to Americans who don’t vote

Net neutrality hearing allows lawmakers to face off before FCC vote

A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Wednesday will allow lawmakers one last chance to weigh in on the contentious net neutrality issue ahead of what is expected to be a landmark Federal Communications Commission vote.

Fierce battle looms in Congress over net neutrality rules for the Internet

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

US regulators meet Thursday to vote on rules aimed at heading off Internet “fast lanes,” although it may not be the end of a years-long battle. The “net neutrality” rules which seek to guarantee equal access to all online services are likely to spark fresh challenges in...

Why Chicago is ready for a Latino mayor

The question on Tuesday is whether Mayor Rahm Emanuel will win re-election with 50 percent plus one of the vote or whether he will face an April run off against Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” García. García has been gaining in...Show More Summary

Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Remake/Reboot

Sometimes it gets annoying that Hollywood is so obsessed with remaking existing films, but they’re not always terrible. Which one is your favorite? Off the top of my head, I’m gonna vote for the Chris Rock version of Death at a Funeral. I was hella skeptical when they announced it because the British version had only been … Continue reading Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Remake/Reboot

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Dumplings

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

My friends and I regularly find ourselves hotly debating who serves up Canberra’s best dumplings and this week’s Taste Off revealed that the same is true for RiotACT readers. Votes came in for a few restaurants I hadn’t heard of before, like Top Taste in Woden, Dumpling Inn at Jamison, Beijing House in Hawker and Jade [...]

Creating Yet Another Pathway: Loophole In President’s Amnesty Plan Allows Illegal Aliens To Vote

[guest post by Dana] Nothing from this administration surprises any longer: President Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty will make it easier for illegal immigrants to improperly register and vote in elections, state elections officials...Show More Summary

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