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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Security chief resigns after Mumbai massacre

It comes as the Indian government continues to struggle under growing accusations of security failures following the Mumbai terror attacks that killed 174 people.

Home Minister Shivraj Patil submitted his letter of resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who accepted...

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Source: belfast telegraph

Saturday, November 29, 2008

UPDATE: Terrorist attack blamed on 10 armed men

After the final siege at the luxury Taj Mahal hotel, adoring crowds surrounded six buses carrying weary, unshaven commandos dressed in black fatigues, shaking their hands and giving them flowers. One of the commandos said he had been awake for nearly 60 hours since the assault began Wednesday. Another sat sipping a bottle of water and holding a pink rose....

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Source: msnbc

Friday, November 28, 2008

Bush deeply saddened by killings in Mumbai

"Laura and I are deeply saddened that at least two Americans were killed and others injured in Wednesday's horrific attack in Mumbai," Bush said in a statement...

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Source: times of india

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Barbara Bush recovering after surgery

Former first lady Barbara Bush was expected to remain in a Houston hospital for the next week as she recovers from laparoscopic surgery for a perforated ulcer, her surgeon said Wednesday....

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Source: daily news

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Asian markets rise after Wall Street rally

Asian markets rose sharply on Tuesday as investors regained some confidence after a strong overnight showing by Wall Street and the US government's bailout of banking giant Citigroup. European markets, which soared on Monday, opened lower...
Read more Asian markets rise after Wall Street rally

Source: the times of india

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Rise And Fall of Citigroup

If the bank were to collapse, it could have caused financial havoc around the globe, seizing up fragile lending markets and causing untold losses among institutions holding debt and financial products backed by the company....

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Source: bbc news

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Suri Cruise' "Hottest Tot" - Forbes.com

Forbes.com, which ranked celebrity children 5 years old and younger based on media attention and their parents' popularity, said Suri—known for her stylish outfits and haircut—popped up in more news articles and blogs than her peers....

Read more Suri Cruise' "Hottest Tot" - Forbes

Source: denver post

Friday, November 21, 2008

Obama makes video pitch for 2016 Chicago Olympics

Obama appeared in a 90-second taped video message played by Chicago bid leaders to the general assembly of European Olympic Committees, the largest regional group in the Olympic movement....

Read more Obama makes video pitch for 2016 Chicago Olympics

Source: philly.com

Thursday, November 20, 2008

US Experts Urge Obama To Strengthen UN Ties

Dozens of US foreign policy leaders, including Democratic and Republican ex-Cabinet members, urged an incoming Obama administration to strengthen ties with the United Nations...

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Source: irish times

Monday, November 17, 2008

The New War on Social Drinking

One would think that, given the failure of Prohibition, Americans wouldn't need to worry about its return. That may not be the case. A well-funded movement of neoprohibitionists is afoot, with advocates in media, academia, and government...

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Source: cato institute

Mexico Drug Wars and Death Spill into the U.S.

Oscar Reynoso was found by police in a home in suburban Atlanta. Authorities say cartel members had chained and tortured Reynoso over a $300,000 drug debt.

Last month federal authorities in Atlanta announced indictments against 41 people they said were trafficking drugs and laundering money for Mexican cartels. Among those netted in Operation Pay Cut were a former deputy sheriff from Texas who was stopped on a Georgia highway with nearly $1 million in cash in his pickup.

PBS Discussion: Drug Cartels

Read more Mexican Cartels Hit The Streets of The U.S.

Source: la times / pbs

What the collapse of the domestic auto industry would mean to the United States.

What the collapse of the domestic auto industry would mean to the United States.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Beautiful Victoria Silvstedt Photoshoot

Karen Victoria Silvstedt (born 19 September 1974, in SkellefteƄ, Sweden) is a Swedish supermodel, Playmate of the Year, movie actress, radio and TV hostess, published singer, wife, and a former national-level skier in Sweden.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Americans: $14 Trillion In Debt

Free-spending U.S. consumers who bought everything from homes to groceries on borrowed money are running out of credit, and paying the bills will cost the world's biggest economy and its trading partners dearly.

The housing bust has exposed just how much Americans were relying on rising home values to pad spending and replace traditional savings. During the five-year real estate boom that ended in late 2006, household wealth expanded, retail sales grew faster than income, and savings dwindled....

Read more Americans teetering on $14 trillion debt pile

Source: reuters

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Off The Hook: Washington's $5 Trillion Tab

Well, fighting the financial crisis has put the U.S. on the hook for some $5 trillion a report says. So far.

The Treasury, in addition to the $700 billion raised in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, agreed to guarantee money market funds against losses up to $50 billion, will inject $40 billion....

Read more Washington's $5 Trillion Tab

Source: forbes

Japan May Consider Providing IMF With $106 Billion Aid

Japan Prime Minister Taro Aso will propose offering IMF the fund when leaders of the Group of 20 industrialised and emerging nations meet for a crisis summit in Washington on Friday, the government source told Reuters.

Read more Japan May Provide IMF $106 Billion..

Source: cnbc

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NEW: Robert Pattinson Interview "Twilight"

Global Leaders Praise Obama

World Leaders Praise Obama Triumph

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown called Tuesday's poll historic and said he and Mr Obama "share many values".

Chinese President Hu Jintao said he looked forward to strengthening dialogue. France's Nicolas Sarkozy said the poll had raised "enormous hope".

Read more World Leaders Praise Obama

Source: bbc

HIV Rates for New York City's Young Gay Population Higher

(Anti-homosexuality Christian protesters at a gay pride parade, 2007. Seattle, Washington, United States.)

HIV rates for New York City's young, male gay population rose by 32 percent from 2001
to 2006. In that same time period, new cases of HIV among older gay men dropped by 22percent....

Read more New York City's Young Gay Population

Source: 23/6

Monday, November 10, 2008

NJ Councilman Urinates On Crowd After Concert

WCBS-TV: Getting caught with his pants down isn't what landed a NJ councilman in jail over the weekend, but what happened after. The Daily News says Steve Lipski was arrested for urinating on a crowd of concertgoers...

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Source: the daily news, wcbs tv

Bin Laden 'Plans New Attack On United States'

And, a former senior Yemeni al-Qaeda operative said, the terrorist organisation has entered a "positive phase", reinforcing specific training camps around the world that will lead the next "wave of action" against the West.

The warning, on the front page of an Arabic newspaper published in London, Al-Quds Al-Arabi - and reported widely in the major Italian papers - quotes a person described as being "very close to al-Qaeda" in Yemen.

Read more Bin Laden 'plans new attack on United States'

Source: Rural Press Limited

US 'in secret overseas strikes'

..."They said that the order, signed by Mr Rumsfeld with the approval of President George W Bush, was intended to make it easier for the US military to act outside officially declared war zones at short notice...."

In total, 15 to 20 countries were covered by the mandate and attacks had been carried out in Pakistan, Syria and "several other countries," the paper reported.

Read more US 'in secret overseas strikes'

Source: bbc

Sunday, November 9, 2008

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Obama Backstage Election Night

Democratic Presidential Nominee, Barack Obama and his family on election night in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, November 5, 2008.

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Source:David Katz/Obama for America

Radical? - Obama To "Reverse' Some Bush Decisions

Some four dozen advisers have worked for months to identify possible regulatory and policy changes that could be implemented soon after Obama takes office Jan. 20.

Read more Obama To 'Reverse' Bush Decisions'

Source: upi

WERE ALL FREE AT LAST: Why We Can Celebrate

Be afraid of Obama, the GOP warned us. Be afraid of something new, something different. He would meet with our enemies. His middle name is Hussein. He "pals around with terrorists," consorts with the radicals at Acorn (which is "destroying the fabric of democracy"), and doesn't see America "like you and I see America." A vote for Obama would be "dangerous" and "too risky for America."

Read more Why All Americans Have a Reason to Celebrate

Source: ms. arianna huffington / huffington post

Friday, November 7, 2008

George Bush's Dog Bites Reporter

When Reuters reporter Jon Decker reached down to pet the Scottish terrier, the seemingly docile dog snapped at him and bit Decker's right index finger...

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Knives Come Out For Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin wasn't aware that Africa was a continent and she and her brood behaved like a band of “Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast,” aides to Republican John McCain are telling prominent news organizations...

Read more Knives come out for Sarah Palin

Source: lee-anne goodman / globeandmail.com

Hot SEO Idea For 2009' - EYE TRACKING

Eye tracking studies have shown that searchers scan a search results page from top to bottom and left to right (for left to right languages), looking for a relevant result. Placement at or near the top of the rankings therefore increases the number of searchers who will visit a site. However, more search engine referrals does not guarantee more sales. SEO is not necessarily an appropriate strategy for every website, and other Internet marketing strategies can be much more effective, depending on the site operator's goals.

A successful Internet marketing campaign may drive organic traffic to web pages, but it also may involve the use of paid advertising on search engines and other pages, building high quality web pages to engage and persuade, addressing technical issues that may keep search engines from crawling and indexing those sites, setting up analytics programs to enable site owners to measure their successes, and improving a site's conversion rate.

SEO may generate a return on investment. However, search engines are not paid for organic search traffic, their algorithms change, and there are no guarantees of continued referrals. Due to this lack of guarantees and certainty, a business that relies heavily on search engine traffic can suffer major losses if the search engines stop sending visitors. It is considered wise business practice for website operators to liberate themselves from dependence on search engine traffic.

A top-ranked SEO blog Seomoz.org has reported, "Search marketers, in a twist of irony, receive a very small share of their traffic from search engines." Instead, their main sources of traffic are links from other websites.

Source: wikipedia

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bush To Obama: "What An Awesome Night For You"

The two-term Republican president told the Illinois senator upon his historic win: "What an awesome night for you, your family and your supporters."..

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Source: ben feller / huffington post

How Barack Obama Won

Barack Obama racked up a decisive victory Tuesday crushing John McCain in almost every battleground state. On January 20, he will become the nation's first black chief executive....

Read more Obama Wins: How He Did It

Source: thomas b. edsall / huffington post

Obama Elected New President

Barack Obama, the son of a father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, was elected the nation's 44th president Tuesday, breaking the ultimate racial barrier to become the first African American to claim the country's highest office...

Read more Obama Wins Presidential Race

Source: la times / mark z. barabak

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

We Have Us A Winner? Maps Predict Obama Blowout

The final Rove & Co. electoral map of the 2008 election cycle points to a 338-200Barack Obama electoral vote victory over John McCain tomorrow, the largest electoral margin since 1996...

Read more Maps Predict Obama Blowout

Source: huffington post

Monday, November 3, 2008

Palin: First Amendment Rights Threatened By Criticism

Sarah Palin said she fears her First Amendment rights may be threatened by "attacks" from reporters who suggest she is engaging in a negative campaign against Barack Obama....

Read more Plain First Amendment Rights Threatened

Source: huffington post

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Obama's A Better Symbol Than President

Mark Steyn: Obama's a better symbol than president. On Tuesday many Americans will vote for the two-dimensional Obama - the image, the idea..

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Source: oc register / mark steyn

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