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The Week That Was: Kia Carnival, Peugeot 308, BMW X5M & X6M

The all-new 2015 Kia Carnival has finally arrived in local showrooms, with prices starting from $41,490 plus on-roads. Available in four variants, the new Carnival can be had with either V6 petrol or four-cylinder turbo-diesel engines across the range. Show More Summary

How to Fix that "General Backlog" ?

This week I spent a bit of time in the collections storage of a local museum. It doesn't matter which one, because I know I can find the same issues expressed in this discouraging sign almost anywhere; and particularly in local history museums here in the United States. Show More Summary

Fodor's Week in Travel: City Living

No matter what country you’re in, nothing can top the energy of a big city. This week, we’ve covered urban locales from every angle, highlighting great hotels, picking out destination-worthy cultural activities and celebrations, and giving you advice on how to make the most of your trip. Show More Summary

Pres. Widodo Rejects Clemency, Locals Burn Thief Alive

Indonesia President Joko Widodo has rejected Austrialian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's plea for mercy for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, which was made by telephone call earlier in the week. In an interview with daily business newspaper... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Capcom responds to Resident Evil: Revelations 2's lack of local co-op on PC

Capcom released the first episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 this week across multiple platforms, although those who purchased the PC version are up in arms over the lack of local co-op support even though the company had promoted the feature leading up to its release. Show More Summary

It’s winter in New York and spring in the Bay Area

This week my local dining forays were interrupted by a chilly two-night visit to New York, where I checked out Jeremiah Tower’s new menu at Tavern on the Green. I generally only write about local dishes, but I was so impressed with the crudites plate chef Brad Farmerie made during a dinner at Public  in […]

Liquidity backdrop for markets still favourable

The MSCI World index of developed equity markets this week reached a new record in US dollar terms. The local currency version of the index had surpassed its previous high in early February. The continued strength of equity markets is...Show More Summary

Matt Baume Tackles Arkansas' New Anti-LGBT Law and the Terrifying Roadmap Towards Future Discrimination: VIDEO

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In a follow-up video to last week's yummy fireside chat on the ongoing "cake wars" and why bakeries in certain states can't refuse to do business with gay folks, Matt Baume tackles Arkansas' new law banning local governments from passing...

UberX rides are free in Seoul for a week, but to what end?

Uber has turned off fares this week for its UberX rides in the South Korean capital of Seoul, where the local government has been looking to ban the ride-sharing service since last July. The offer allows passengers to take 30 rides costing up to $27 (KRW 30,000) for free by March 3. Show More Summary

The Week Ahead

Earnings reports from BHP, Qantas and Woolworths are likely to dominate local news, while the release of economic data in the US will be of broader interest.

Erykah Badu Made It Onto Yet Another Local Dallas Newscast

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport grounded flights this week due to an impending storm, leaving locals stranded—including Erykah Badu, who calls Dallas home. CBS-DFW 11 happened to be in her terminal, and wondered what we all were: what does this musical god think when dealing with something so banal? "It's hard out here," she answered, "for a pimp." Say word. Read more...

Local Solutions: This Week in Daily Giving

Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we started, 50 individuals and families have joined us, each giving $1 or more a day to support grantees in 55 countries. Show More Summary

Woman And Child Murdered, Bodies Found Inside Burned Car

A Woman, 22 year old Asia Larose Brown and her 2 year old son were found murdered inside a burned car in Greensboro, North Carolina this week. Local police responded to a call at 3:30 pm upon reports of the two dead bodies being found on Thurston Avenue in Southern Greensboro. Show More Summary

Texas Sportscaster Slams Racist Students In Refreshingly Honest Speech 

Share this on Facebook? After local students held up incredibly racist signs at a basketball game in Dallas this week, WFAA-sportscaster Dale Hanson took to the air to blast the Farmers Branch teens and community for the behavior. His...Show More Summary

Creepy Man Desires Nothing More Than For You To Watch Him Masturbate In The Window

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The city of Palo Alto, CA is being overrun by perverts. At least according to the local police blotter. Last week, local authorities said they were searching for a man accused of squeezing another man’s butt then peeking over the urinal partition in a Macy’s bathroom. Now, Palo Alto Online reports that a man in his 30’s called the cops after […]

Micro Week 2015: The Smallest Homes for Sale Across the Curbed Universe

To kick off Micro Week, Curbed's local sites combed through the listings to bring you the tiniest homes for sale in their cities. That includes a 229-square-foot condo in Seattle, a studio in NYC that clocks in at 200...

Chicago's first Charc Week runs through Feb. 28

The Discovery Channel has Shark Week. Now charcuterie fans have Charc Week. In honor of Chicago's first Charc Week, which kicked off today and runs through Saturday, a handful of local restaurants will feature locally sourced charcuterie...Show More Summary

Barcelona Shouldn't Press the Panic Button After Malaga Defeat

When Barcelona lose a game, there is a tendency in the locale to go into full-blown crisis mode. Luis Enrique, who has gone from zero to hero in a matter of weeks, will no doubt find himself back in the former category after the loss...Show More Summary

Kia Australia Waiting On Government Policy Before Pushing EVs, Hybrids

Kia is holding back on building a case for hybrid and electric vehicles in Australia until government gets on board, the brand's local product boss Jeff Shafer told TMR this week. With the exception of the now-defunct Green Car Innovation...Show More Summary

ResQte Of The Week III: Beets!

“Orphaned baby squirrel ‘Beets’ was brought to the local shelter snuggled and cozy inside an oven mitt thanks to his kind rescuer! He’s now at Coast & Canyon Wildlife in Malibu, California and seems pretty fond of the lady who’s feeding him and taking care of him until he’s old enough to be released back […]

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