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TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 20 - 26 December 2014

5 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Later than usual today - I bet you thought I wasn't going to post this holiday week. Still here, and will be posting a week from today as well. For those of you celebrating a holiday - Winter Solstice, Christmas, Boxing Day, The Impending End of 2014 -- or just...

This Week In Credit Card News: Million Cards Hacked At Staples, Hack-Proof Pants Now Available

Staples Estimates Hackers Breached 1.16 Million Credit Cards Staples confirmed that suspicious cyber activity, first spotted in September, was most likely a malware attack that may have breached 1.16 million credit cards. The breaches began in late summer and continued until the retailer detected and removed the malware in mid-September. [Time] Hack-Proof Pants Protect Your […]

‘The Interview,’ Justin Bieber, Amy Adams: 3 stories this week that sum up the year in pop culture

8 hours agoArts : Arts Post

As usual, Christmas week had a weird mix of pop culture news — but in this case, three of the stories perfectly encapsulated important takeaways from the entertainment industry this year. For example: “The Interview” makes $1 million on opening day. Lesson: Money is always, always the bottom line in showbiz. After much chaos, “The […]

Art Movements

8 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: a Mexican museum's Yayoi Kusama retrospective is mobbed, Tate must reveal the details of BP sponsorship, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts picks up a trove of Constructivist photographs.

Newly-Renovated Costa Cruise Ship Suffers Fire

11 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

A Costa Cruises cruise ship suffered a fire earlier this week just days after completing a €22.5 million redesign. The post Newly-Renovated Costa Cruise Ship Suffers Fire appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Tech Stocks Weekly: Google's Car, Apple's Holy War, and Sony's "The Interview"

The holiday-shortened business week was dominated by news from Google, Apple, and Sony.

Moody’s blues

13 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

Last week, Moody’s Investor Services delivered yet another piece of yet another piece of bad news for the Metropolitan Opera.

Teresa Giudice News: Giudice Preparing for Prison Sentence, Considering Letting Her Friends Take Her Kids While She's in Jail?

In less than two weeks, Teresa Giudice will begin serving her prison sentence which begins on Jan. 5. Giudice will be imprisoned for 15 months for fraud at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, and reports claim that the 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star is worrying about numerous things that would happen while she is in jail.

Holiday Week News Roundup & Open Thread for Dec. 24-26, 2014

Clark Griswold lives! Christie's inner office deliberately risking commuter safety on the busiest bridge in the world for political fun 'n games screwed a lot of people Here's the (latest) way they screwed Fort Lee residents. Mourning...Show More Summary

Online stores blocked in Belarus

20 hours agoTechnology : sCommerce

Belarus has blocked online stores as well as news websites in order to stop a run on shops and banks. Last week’s decline in the Russian ruble dragged down the Belarusian currency, which forced the authorities...

NFL Playoff Picture Week 17: Updated Standings and Predictions for Key Scenarios

Even though Week 16 settled most of the playoff spots still up for grabs, the final week of the NFL season has plenty at stake with multiple division titles, home-field advantage and one wild-card spot on the line. The good news is that...Show More Summary

Amy Adams on Today Cancellation: "I Was Prepared to Talk About Sony."

News broke earlier this week that Amy Adams had had a scheduled interview with The Today Show pulled due to her unwillingness to discuss the Sony hack. Now, Adams had responded saying that she's still confused about why the interview was cancelled when she was prepared to talk. Read more...

He's Not Sir David Furnish

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Sir Elton John married his partner of 21 years last week, but unlike the spouses of straight male Brits with a royally-bestowed title, David Furnish did not gain a courtesy title. Via Pink News: When a man with a title marries a woman,...Show More Summary

News Roundup: Merry Christmas!

Is the Times slowly going urbanist? Two articles about I-405’s traffic miseries this week, correctly diagnosing the problem as “jobs and housing too far apart” ($) and that [“freeways] destroy city neighborhoods and …are actually congestion generators.” ($) Want a good primer on the SEPA and EIS processes? Read the SonicsRising sports blog, seriously. Hyperbole […]

Breaking news in 1881: L.A. Daily Times endorses Christmas

The very first issue of the Los Angeles Times – then the Los Angeles Daily Times – came off the presses three weeks before Christmas, 1881. It was a different world then. And a much different Los Angeles.

Into the Woods, Big Eyes, Unbroken, The Gambler, Mr. Turner & Zero Motivation

Happy holidays, everyone. Of course the big news of last week was Sony pulling the Christmas Day release of the Seth Rogen-James Franco film The Interview because of vague threats (likely from the government of North Korea) about attack on...

On the Racked: The City's Best Indie Stores; Sales for Black Friday and Beyond; Z; More!

Welcome to On the Racked, where Racked SF editor Robyn Hagan Cain shares the top fashion, beauty and fitness news of the week. Behind the scenes at Le Tote. Photo: Kim Lucian for Racked MISSION—Another stylish office visit: This time,...

Arts have been vital U.S.-Cuba link; the thaw will make them better

2 days agoArts : Culture Monster

When President Obama announced plans last week to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, U.S. industries — from automotive to tourism — seemed elated by the possibility of being able to operate in Cuba. The news was greeted with just as much enthusiasm from the culture...

Extant Is Dumping Most Of Its Cast, Get The Details

Halle Berry?s TV series Extant is about to get a huge revamp ahead of its second season. News broke this week that the show is dumping a chunk of the cast that appeared in the first season and will be signing on a new crew during Season 2. The why and how of the transition gets a little stickier. Click To Continue Reading

Inside EMS: Flu Shot, Anti-Vaccine Woo, and More DC FEMS Follies

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the importance of EMS providers getting their annual flu shot, anti-vaccine stupidity, and how DC Fire EMS stepped on its weiner found itself in the news yet again. Give us a listen, and share your thoughts with us.

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