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  • Why Do Vegetarians Need a Butcher?

    02/13/2016 6:07:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    MNN ^ | February 4, 2016 | ROBIN SHREEVES
    Vegetarians and vegans don't eat meat, but some of them like to eat foods that mimic meat. Enter the plant butchers.When Eataly opened in New York City in 2010, one of the talked-about features of the Italian eating emporium was a vegetable butcher. The vegetable butcher cuts up your fresh vegetables any way you want them so they're recipe-ready for your upcoming meals. When I read that 2016 will be the year of the plant butcher on Medium, I thought the vegetable prep service idea was expanding, but boy, was I wrong. The current crop of plant butchers are artisans...
  • Zaffron Chef Shows us How to Season a Wok

    02/13/2016 5:55:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Stuff | February 1 2016
    Zaffron chef shows us how to season a wok
  • Likud Activist Wants to Pay 250,000 Arabs Each Year to Start New Lives Elsewhere

    02/13/2016 4:52:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | February 14th, 2016 | February 14th, 2016
    Naama Adler Bello, a real estate broker and Likud activist from Caesarea, has been pushing over the past few months a political initiative that has been gaining the support of fellow party activists — if not by the official leadership — looking to establish an international fund to facilitate voluntary Arab immigration from Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Gaza, Ha’aretz reported. Adler Bello is not a fan of the term “transfer,” and prefers a more marketable name: a “Listening and Fulfillment” program. Nevertheless, her approach clearly aims to offer the Arabs between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea the...
  • Oops! Arab Terrorist Stabs Arab After Failing to Kill IDF Soldier

    02/13/2016 4:39:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | February 13th, 2016
    An Arab teenager from Hebron tried to stab an IDF soldier at a Hebron checkpoint on Saturday, after she aroused his suspicions. The soldier asked the 17-year-old woman to show him what was in her bag, at which point she pulled out a knife and tried to stab him. The soldier was lightly wounded. The soldier succeeded in pushing the woman away, and she collided with another Arab civilian, also from Hebron, who apparently tried to grab her and stop her terror attack. The terrorist then proceeded to stab the Arab man, wounding him moderately. At which point the soldier...
  • Video: Super-Powered Russian ATV That Can “Walk” Across Broken Ice

    02/12/2016 3:19:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Outdoorhub ^ | 2/10/16 | Daniel Xu
    We’re not sure if this is an ATV, or just a really small tank. Produced in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Sherp ATV is touted as one of the most durable and versatile ATVs on the market. It weighs just under 3,000 pounds and comes equipped with a 44.3 horsepower Kubota V1505 diesel engine, giving it a modest 28 mph on land. What is truly impressive about the Sherp is that it is aquatic as well, thanks to its giant, self-inflating tires. That makes getting across a lake with open ice a breeze, although it still looks pretty scary. Don’t worry...
  • Women Are Reshaping the Gun Industry

    02/12/2016 2:45:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | Aaron Smith
    Women are buying handguns in record numbers -- especially weapons that are small enough to conceal. But they are frustrated by the lack of firearm accessories catering to them. So some are starting companies of their own to tailor products to women. "I thought to myself, 'Where's all the women's stuff?'" said Lorelei Fay of Boise, Idaho. Fay couldn't find a suitable holster when she got her own concealed carry license. Her mother had taught her to sew, so she made her own: an elastic belly band with a holster for her Sig Sauer semiautomatic handgun. It also has pockets...
  • Pakistani Teenage Girls Justifies Domestic Violence if Wife Refuses to Have Sex

    02/12/2016 2:39:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Siasat Daily ^ | February 12, 2016
    According to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report, over 50% of the teenage girls in Pakistan believes that it is justified for a husband to beat his wife if she refuses to have sex. Girls in the age group of 15-19 who express their views on domestic violence said that “refusing sex” is one of the reasons that justify domestic violence. The report claimed that more than 30% of the Pakistani girls in the age group of 15-19 had experience physical or sexual violence. Report, titled, “Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People in Asia and the Pacific” also gave...
  • Indonesia Bans Gay Emoji And Stickers From Messaging Apps

    02/12/2016 2:25:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 11 February
    Human Rights Watch expresses alarm as government says social media must respect ‘culture and local wisdom of the country’Indonesia’s instant messaging providers must remove gay emoji and stickers from their apps, the government has ordered, prompting a human rights outcry. The government move comes after a social media backlash against Line, a popular smartphone messaging app, for having stickers – an elaborate type of emoji – with homosexual themes in its online store. Homosexuality and is not illegal in Indonesia but LGBT matters are a sensitive issue. At the same time most of Indonesian society, which follows a moderate...
  • How I Quit my Smartphone Addiction and Really Started Living

    02/12/2016 1:41:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 11 February 2016 | Jenna Woginrich
    I don't like being bothered or bossed around. I hated that anyone, for any reason, could interrupt my life, and I could interrupt my life just the same The phone rings: it's my friend checking to see if I can pick her up on the way to a dinner party. I ask her where she is and as she explains, I reach as far as I can across the countertop for a pen. I scribble the address in my trusty notebook I keep in my back pocket. I tell her I'll be at her place in about 20 minutes, give...
  • Halal Speed Dating: Finding Love the Sharia-Compliant Way in Malaysia

    02/12/2016 1:36:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | Posted 13 Feb 2016 | Sumisha Naidu
    At Halal Speed Dating, all matchmaking sessions begin with a talk on marriage in Islam. Women must be accompanied to the event by a chaperone - typically a parent. Imagine going on a first date with someone and having your parents beside you to give you advice. That is what happens at Halal Speed Dating, a matchmaking service founded in 2015 in Muslim-majority Malaysia. The goal is to provide a respectable, Sharia-compliant way of finding a spouse through a process similar to typical speed dating, where men and women are given five minutes to get to know each other before...
  • Spider Kills Snake in a Battle Between Australia’s Deadly Animals

    02/12/2016 1:29:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    The National ^ | February 12, 2016
    A spindly spider took on a brown snake and won in an Australian bush battle of deadly animals. Farmer Patrick Lees, from Weethalle about 400 kilometres west of Sydney, said he found the spindly-looking 'daddy-long-legs' spider with the snake on Saturday. 'The snake was already dead, I made sure of that before I took the photo,' he said about the snake which is known for its deadly venom.
  • Rabid Bats Kill 12 in Peru’s Amazon

    02/12/2016 1:21:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Peru Reports ^ | Feb 11, 2016 | Colin Post
    Peru’s health ministry has declared a health emergency in two isolated provinces of the Amazon jungle after reporting that rabid bats have killed 12 people since October. Most of the 12 killed were children, according to the health ministry. Nine of them were indigenous members of the Achuar people from the Datem del Marañon province of Peru's Loreto state, while three victims lived in the Oxapampa province, over 300 miles away in the central state of Pasco. Two adults remain in critical condition in Datem del Marañon. The government declared a 90-day health emergency today in the Datem del Marañon...
  • How to Watch the Titans of Mavericks Surf Competition Streaming Online

    02/12/2016 12:57:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, February 12, 2016 | Dianne de Guzman
    The Titans of Mavericks competition is known for being difficult to watch in person, with surfers being as far out as a half-mile from the beach. This year, it is even tougher to watch near the water, due to the beach being closed to the public and no arranged festival for spectators. Thick morning fog did help much either. Red Bull TV is offering more comprehensive viewer experience. Those interested can see the options below. Streaming devices: Apple TV has a pre-installed channel for Red Bull TV. On Roku players, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Nexus Player, there is a free,...
  • The Secret to Cooking the Perfect Steak

    02/12/2016 11:43:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 189 replies
    Drop it like it's hot. That's the secret of cooking a perfectly juicy steak, says Dante Liporaco, owner of Tarquino in Buenos Aires - one of Latin America's top restaurants. He recommends a nice thick cut, warmed to room temperature, then slapped on a sizzling hot pan. It's then seasoned with chimichurri - the Argentinian sauce made with parsley, garlic, oregano, oil and vinegar - and kosher salt. Off the heat, it rests for three or four minutes to allow its juices to settle. Que aproveche!
  • What Breed Are You? New Software Program Finds Your Four-Legged Doppelganger

    02/12/2016 11:36:50 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 12, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    You've probably heard it a time or two that owners and their dogs begin to look alike. However, a new software program analyzes your picture to tell you what dog you resemble the most. It also will give you several qualities that the dog and you may share in common. 'What makes this unique is the combination of machine intelligence and expert data about dog breeds, which helped us be more accurate. We invested in dog experts in making sure we had correct images for each breed,' Javier Alvarez-Valle, senior software development engineer on the team that built Fetch!, told...
  • 95% of Arab Students Who Study Abroad Do Not Return Home

    02/12/2016 9:57:22 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, February 12, 2016
    Lack of resources and instability main causes of emigration Arab governments need to create the opportunities for young people to fulfil their aspirations if they are to reverse the brain drain which sees 95 per cent of students who study at universities in the United States and Europe stay overseas. According to Mohammed Gawdat, Vice President - Business Innovation at Google(X), the Arab brain drain is the result of two major factors: lack of resources and instability in the region. 'It is not about money. It is about taking the right decisions to allow young people to succeed. Once...
  • CAN BIALYS MAKE A COMEBACK? NEWLY REVAMPED KOSSAR'S IS BANKING ON IT

    02/11/2016 4:51:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Village Voice ^ | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016 | MARY BAKIJA
    On a cold winter morning just before sunrise, snow is falling gently onto the sidewalk outside of Kossar's (367 Grand Street, 212-473-4810). Inside, the talk is all about bialys. "I can't tell you how much I missed this," says one man, taking a bite before heading back outside. "Butter. Yes please, lots of butter," a woman says as she places her order. "Oh, wow, I didn't realize there were so many kinds," says another man. Following a five month renovation, the revered Jewish bakery, in a neighborhood that has grown exponentially over the past 80 years, recently reopened with a...
  • Red Lobster Sees Sales Surge After Beyonce Song Mentions Taking Man To Seafood Chain After Sex

    02/11/2016 4:17:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    CBS New York ^ | February 9
    Red Lobster says it's feeling the "Beyonce Bounce." The seafood chain says sales surged 33 percent Sunday, compared with last year's Super Bowl Sunday. The increase came after the release of "Formation," a song in which Beyonce says she took a man to Red Lobster after sex. The halftime show -- seen by an estimated 112 million people -- is drawing praise from her fans and consternation from critics.
  • Pizza Vs. Bagels: Which Iconic New York Treat Do You Prefer?

    02/11/2016 4:11:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    It's a double treat today for two New York culinary staples -- not only is it National Bagel Day -- it's also National Pizza Day. So which one of these iconic New York City foods reigns supreme among locals? CBS2's Emily Smith took to the streets to find out. In honor of National Bagel Day, Smith stopped off at Bagel Boss -- one of the oldest bagel chains to open on Long Island. Benny LoPiccolo, of Bagel Boss in Roslyn Heights, says It costs about 30 cents to make it homemade, and they sell it for $1.25. According to LoPiccolo,...
  • This is real: Alvarado Street introduces a vegan "double double."

    02/11/2016 3:52:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Monterey County Weekly ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | Mark Anderson
    From the ol' Is-That-Even-Possible File: a meat-and-animal-product-free double "cheeseburger." No beef. No pork. No real cheese. And it's real good. Other surprises await: It's much, much harder to acquire the right vegan ingredients that to prepare a patty that looks and tastes like an In N Out original, albeit with a toasted grain earthiness. The details have a lot to do with it: American "cheese" with similar meltiness and stickiness (Follow Your Heart vegan cheese), well-executed grilled onions, the squooshy bun and "secret" animal-sauce knockoff all contribute to something that honors the In N Out obsession and has at least...
  • Israel’s Apartheid Libel: South African Students Weigh In

    02/11/2016 3:35:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Jewish Star ^ | 2/11 | Eitan Arom
    About two-dozen people filed into Dodd 175 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus last Thursday night, scouting out seats and picking at the kosher pizza in the back of the lecture hall. Miyelani Pinini knows the drill. A former student president of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, she's attended and even organized her share of free-pizza events. But now she and a fellow South African student leader -- both non-Jewish black people -- were the stars of this one, brought to campus by StandWithUs, a pro-Israel education and advocacy organization, and Students Supporting Israel,...
  • Gold King Mine Spill: Six Months Later

    02/11/2016 3:24:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    On Aug. 5, 2015, contractors for the Environmental Protection Agency accidentally released 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into Cement Creek, a tributary of the Animas River. Six months later, questions about the effects of spring runoff, Superfund status and remediation remain unanswered.N.M. official blasts EPA over Gold King spill‘When storm events occurred, the sediment was remobilized’ Where the Animas goes The Gold King Mine blowout on Aug. 5, 2015 sent 3 million gallons of wastewater into the Animas River, which flows into the San Juan River. The San Juan flows into the Colorado River. The Colorado River is dammed,...
  • California Coastal Commission Ousts CEO Charles Lester

    02/11/2016 2:34:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | February 11, 2016 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    The powerful agency that manages development on California’s coastline fired its executive director Wednesday after a lengthy and, at times, emotionally charged meeting that veered from accusations about the influence of developers and lobbyists to discussions on the mundane inner workings of government. The California Coastal Commission voted 7-5 to dismiss Charles Lester, who has held the post since 2011. The shake-up raises questions about the direction of an agency often caught in the clash between property rights and conservation. The panel has broad sway over construction and environmental issues in coastal areas that include some of the most coveted...
  • Is Bigfoot Hiding in Northwest New Mexico?

    02/11/2016 2:08:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 97 replies
    KOAT ^ | Feb 11, 2016 | Sasha Lenninger
    Video purports to capture mythical creature, There have been sightings of him all over the world, and now researchers said they have spotted Bigfoot in the San Juan River. Just a few years ago, researchers shot infrared video of a creature in the Jemez. But they aren’t the only ones who think Bigfoot is in New Mexico. Leading expert Dr. Jeff Meldrum will be in Gallup Thursday talking about his findings. He will show video of what he says is Bigfoot on the San Juan River. Meldrum will be joined by New Mexico naturalist Rob Kryder, who believed Sasquatch...
  • President Barack Obama Sleeps at Sheraton in Milpitas, Before Visits in Palo Alto, Atherton

    02/11/2016 1:58:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/11 | Lisa Fernandez and Kris Sanchez
    President Obama ususally stays at Fairmont hotels, such as the one in San Jose, during his past Bay Area visits A Fairmont San Jose representative declined Thursday morning to answer any questions related to Obama, or any of the guests to "respect the privacy" of the people who stay there. Flashing traffic signs along Interstate Highway 880 warned motorists that Barber Lane - the route to the hotel - was closed early Thursday morning. Obama's view from hotel would be the Nimitz Highway, some dried-out bushes, a parking lot and off in the distance, the Great Mall of Milpitas....
  • WWII Vet Reunites in Australia With Wartime Girlfriend

    02/11/2016 12:55:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Feb 10, 2016
    Norwood Thomas, 93, and Joyce Morris, 88, reunited Wednesday after more than 70 years apart.A 93-year-old World War II veteran from the United States embraced his wartime girlfriend in Australia in their reunion Wednesday after more than 70 years apart. Norwood Thomas and 88-year-old Joyce Morris laughed as they wrapped their arms around each other after Thomas flew from Virginia to the southern Australian city of Adelaide to reconnect with his long-lost love. SNIP Morris was a 17-year-old British girl and Thomas was a 21-year-old paratrooper when they first met in London shortly before D-Day. After the war, he returned...
  • Woman Tries to Shoot Barber Who Cut Her Hair (Gun Jammed)

    02/11/2016 12:48:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    CBS8 ^ | Feb 10, 2016
    A woman upset about a haircut she'd gotten at a North Park barber shop on Wednesday returned a few hours later and allegedly tried to gun down the barber, who escaped harm only because the weapon jammed. Adrian Blanche Swain, 29, allegedly tried to open fire on the barber with a pistol at the barber shop in the 3900 block of 30th Street shortly before 12:30 p.m. She allegedly pulled the trigger three times to no avail, according to San Diego police Sgt. Ray Battrick. ``The gun had bullets but malfunctioned,''
  • 'It's Like a Top-Shelf Whiskey': Bay Area Buzzing Over $15 Coffee

    02/11/2016 11:32:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 80 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | Terry McSweeney
    It took eight years to produce the first crop of Finca Sophia, grown in the mountains of Panama. A San Francisco Bay Area coffee shop is charging $15 for a cup of joe — and apparently people can't get enough of it. The not-your-average cup is called Finca Sophia and can be found at Equator Coffee, which has locations in San Francisco and Mill Valley. The beans are from the Gesha variety, grown way up in the mountains of Panama. It took eight years to produce the first crop, which was not much and prompted a spike in price....
  • Man Assaults Wife After Their Baby's Facebook Photo Tagged With Another Man's Name

    02/11/2016 11:15:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    A Malaysia woman was allegedly abused by her husband over a wrong Facebook tag on their baby's photo. Her husband saw a photo of their baby tagged with the name 'SH Dato Lee' which led him to physically assault her. Ms Stella Ooi, from Penang, wrote about the incident on her Facebook page on Jan 30. She claimed that SH Dato Lee is neither her friend nor her "Facebook friend". "Anyone can tag photos posted on Facebook," she wrote. She continued: "For this matter, I was beaten up to this state." Ms Ooi also shared several photos of her badly...
  • David Cameron’s Mum Joins the Fight Against Tory Cuts

    02/11/2016 9:55:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Metro (UK) ^ | Tuesday 9 Feb 2016 | Harry Readhead
    Here’s something unexpected. David Cameron's own mother has signed a petition which hopes to stop Conservative cuts to 'essential services'. Mary, 81, has put her name down on a 38 Degrees petition calling for the end to Oxfordshire County Council plans to close 44 children's centres in the area. The Conservative-run council is hoping to save around £8million plans through the closure of centres described in the petition as ‘a lifeline to new parents who rely on locally accessible advice and support at a time when it is most needed.’ Mary, a retired magistrate, told the Mirror: 'My name is...
  • ‘It’s Complicated’: Bigamist Is Caught Out When Wife Sees His New Wedding on Facebook

    02/11/2016 9:44:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Metro (UK) ^ | Wednesday 3 Feb 2016 | Rob Waugh
    A bigamist should have paid more attention to his privacy settings – after he was caught out when his wife saw pictures of his new wedding on Facebook. Property developer Andrew McLeod-Baikie, 52, was seen happily smiling in the wedding snaps with his new wife Helen. First wife Susan, 51, called in police after being shocked at seeing her husband wed to another woman. Prosecutor Sian Vaughan said: ‘The first wife was informed by a friend that she had seen pictures of the wedding of the defendant and another female. ‘He informed her he had divorced her online two years...
  • I’m Voting for Hillary Because of My Daughter

    02/10/2016 2:56:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 93 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 10, 2016 | Laura June
    Back in the 2008 primary season, I supported Hillary Clinton. That choice wasn’t easy for me, especially as Barack Obama advanced and became ever more compelling as a candidate. I felt spoiled as the year progressed: two great, revolutionary candidates; I’d be happy with either. And yet, until she conceded defeat, I stuck with Hillary for the simple reason that she is a woman. I did it for my newly dead mother, who would have loved to see the day when a woman became POTUS. My mother, who was 21 years old when Roe v. Wade passed, and to whom...
  • Athens Given Deadline as EU Looks to Send More Refugees Back to Greece

    02/10/2016 2:35:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/10 | Jennifer Rankin
    EU authorities want to reintroduce Greece to ‘Dublin system’, which lets governments send asylum seekers back to the first country they arrived inEuropean Union authorities have given Athens one month to improve conditions for asylum seekers in the hope of eventually sending more refugees back to Greece. The plan to overhaul Greece’s migration and asylum system is part of the EU’s effort to get to grips with the biggest refugee crisis since the second world war, amid apocalyptic warnings that the union is falling apart. The European commission issued Athens with a list of instructions on Wednesday to bring Greece...
  • 'Aggressive Elk' No Match for Norway Kids With Snowballs

    02/10/2016 1:50:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Local (Norway) ^ | 09 Feb 2016
    t was a busy day for "aggressive elk" in Harstad, with police reporting two separate incidents within a four hour span. A group of daycare children’s afternoon took a turn for the dramatic in Harstad on Tuesday when what police described as “an aggressive elk” ran toward the kids while they were out on a walk. In true rugged Norwegian fashion, the quick-thinking kids were able to quickly put the animal in its place, according to a Nordland police spokeswoman. “The kids threw snowballs at it or something like that,” Grete Birkeland told Dagbladet. Birkeland said that she thinks the...
  • Mandla Mandela Is a Muslim, With a New Bride, and it’s Kind of a Big Deal (Grandson of Nelson)

    02/10/2016 12:28:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Mandla Mandela, grandson of uTata Nelson Mandela, has made waves after marrying for the fourth time, this time to a Capetonian Muslim woman. And that too, after reportedly converting to Islam two months ago. But there seems to be quite a bit of curiosity about what his new religious affiliation means for his role as tribal leader. Mandela, whose full name is Nkosi Zwelivelile 'Mandla' Mandela, is the chief of the Xhosa tribe which the Mandelas are a part of, the Mveso Traditional Council. He released a statement late on Sunday saying that he was 'honoured and delighted' to announce...
  • 90-Year-Old Man Marries

    02/10/2016 10:37:59 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    Marriage approved by all relativesA 90-year-old Saudi man married a woman nearly 40 years younger than him after receiving approval from all his family members. Sheikh Mashan bin Hazib Al Hudaibi had his wedding in the Western town of Makkah and a few hours later greetings poured through social networks by his relatives and friends, according to 'Sada' newspaper. 'My grandfather decided to marry to seek happiness and ignore all those who objected to the marriage,' his grandson Mazin Farhan said. The paper said Hudaibi's new wife is 50-years of age and that a large number of his relatives...
  • Chinese Fund Offers $1.2b for Norway's Opera Web Company

    02/10/2016 12:44:40 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Local ^ | 10 Feb 2016
    Norway's Opera Software, which makes the popular Opera web browser, said on Wednesday that China's Golden Brick Silk Road investment fund had offered 10.5 billion kroner ($1.2 billion) to buy the company.Norway fund blacklists China's 'corrupt' ZTE (07 Jan 16) The Opera board unanimously recommended the offer, saying that at 71 kroner per share, it represents a 56-percent premium on the average price over the last 30 days. The company had made no secret of its desire to find a buyer and its shares were suspended on the Oslo stock exchange on Friday pending an announcement.
  • Japan's Asahi Offers Billions for Italy's Peroni

    02/10/2016 12:37:39 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 10 Feb 2016
    Japan's Asahi Group Holdings has offered €3.1 billion for two top European lager brands from British giant SABMiller, in what would be the biggest-ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese beer company, a report said on Wednesday. Board members finalised the 400 billion yen proposal on Tuesday for Peroni of Italy and the Netherlands' Grolsch, the leading Nikkei business daily said, without citing sources. The company refused to confirm the report but said in a statement it was "studying a variety of possibilities for a capital and business tie-up, including this case". Nothing has been finalised, it added. Acquiring the brands,...
  • Gregg Popovich’s Priceless Reaction to New Hampshire Primary Results

    02/10/2016 12:32:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2016 | Andrew Lynch
    SNIP On Tuesday night, with his Spurs facing the Miami Heat, Popovich once again delivered on his between-quarters interview with sideline reporter David Aldridge. He gave obvious reasons for the Spurs trailing after the first, then offered a terrific reaction to the news that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won their respective New Hampshire presidential primaries: SNIP
  • 'Yeti' Caught on Camera in Spanish Ski Resort

    02/10/2016 12:25:09 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09 Feb 2016 | Amanda Howard
    A video of a furry figure in Formigal in the Pyrenees has emerged, prompting many to wonder – does this finally prove that the abominable snowman exists?Scared skiers and snowboarders in the resort of Formigal, in the Pyrenees, are keeping their eyes peeled for a large yeti-like monster that has been spotted roaming the slopes of the ski resort in north-eastern Spain. The creature has been caught on camera by a holidaymaker – could this finally be the evidence needed to convince the world that the abominable snowman actually exists? The slightly shaky and grainy footage appears to show a...
  • Kanye West Declares Bill Cosby Is Innocent

    02/10/2016 12:17:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 9, 2016 | Lindsey Kupfer
    Kanye West is once again causing drama online. The rapper declared 'BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!' via Twitter on Tuesday night. 'Kanye please don't do this,' one fan pleaded with him.
  • Chelsea Clinton Left the Pro-Life Baptist Church at Age Six Because They Talked About Abortion...

    02/10/2016 12:12:40 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 February 2016 | ALEXANDRA KLAUSNER
    Chelsea Clinton says she left the pro-life Baptist church at age six because they talked about abortion in Sunday Chelsea Clinton claims she left a Baptist church as a child because they started talking about abortion in Sunday when she was just six years old. Chelsea made the comment at a recent fundraiser for her mother Hillary Clinton in an attempt to address evangelicals who question her mother's faith in God and secular voters who say she's too religious, according to The New York Post. A Democrat shared Chelsea's speech with a Post reporter who did not specify where the...
  • Prominent Buddhist Monk Fans Anti-Muslim Sentiment in Thailand

    02/09/2016 2:26:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 08 Feb 2016 | Panu Wongcha-um
    Bangkok-based Buddhist monk Maha Aphichat is among a growing group of Thai monks who feel their religion is under threat from Islam.Anti-Islamic sentiment is brewing in Thailand, spurred-on by Buddhist monks who feel that their religion is under threat from Islam. This fear mongering has been exacerbated by the ongoing political conflict within Thai Buddhism, the 12-year-old armed-insurgency in Thailand’s deep south, and the growing influence of Buddhist radicals in neighboring Myanmar. Bangkok-based Buddhist monk Maha Aphichat is unafraid of speaking his mind. The 30-year-old gained notoriety last October, after he urged Thai Buddhists on social media to burn down...
  • (Sikh) Actor Waris Ahluwalia Kicked Off Plane Because of Turban

    02/09/2016 12:49:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Celebrity fashion designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia was not allowed to board a plane yesterday because he was wearing a turban. The Sikh American celebrity - who you may know from Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, several magazines' best-dressed lists, New York Fashion Week, and a famous Gap ad - tweeted about his experience as it was happening in an effort to raise awareness. While on his way to board an Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to New York City on Monday morning, Sikh American Ahluwalia was stopped by security personnel who asked him to remove his turban. As...
  • Pilgrim Gives Water to Thirsty Cat in Makkah

    02/09/2016 12:31:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, February 09, 2016
    A Muslim pilgrim was seen on camera giving water to a thirsty cat which stood at a stone seat licking the water from the man’s hands without any fear. A YouTube film showed the man, who is performing Umrah (mini pilgrimage), cupped his hands and filled them with tap water before giving it to the cat. 'Ajel' newspaper said the film was shot at the Grand Mosque in the Western town of Makkah, the world’s largest mosque.
  • Goat Taken Into Custody for Criminal Trespass, Freed Later

    02/09/2016 12:17:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Daijiworld ^ | Tuesday, February 09, 2016
    Incredible as it may sound, a goat was taken into custody by police in Chattisgarh on a trespass complaint. The goat, which was accused of being a 'repeat offender', was released later but its owner was not lucky. Abdul Hasan (40) was arrested after his goat allegedly ventured into the garden of a judge’s bungalow in Korea district, police said today, as the incident gave fodder to the opposition Congress to slam the state police. Hasan was booked under IPC’s section 447 (criminal trespass) and 427 (mischief causing damage) based on the complaint of Judicial Magistrate (first class) H Ratre...
  • Man Arrested After Allegedly Attacking Dog in Police Department Lobby

    02/09/2016 10:52:11 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 9, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    A man is behind bars after allegedly attacking his dog while in the lobby of a California police department. According to KTLA, 48-year-old Christian Najera was taken into custody after a police employee saw him abusing a small Chihuahua in the lobby. The employee said she heard a man yelling and looked at monitors that were recording what was happening in the lobby. She told authorities that she saw Najera kick the dog several times and then "violently swing it in the air by its leash." "There was nothing to provoke him. He was by himself," said Capt. Mike Neff,...
  • Woman Says McDonald’s Happy Meal Has Not Rotted in 6 Years

    02/09/2016 10:22:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    KFOR ^ | DALLAS FRANKLIN | FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    A woman who bought a Happy Meal from McDonald’s six years ago says the food has not rotted. Jennifer Lovdahl says the meal of chicken nuggets and french fries has been sitting in her office for six years. She bought the meal as an experiment to show her patients how unhealthy the food is. Even after all these years, the food has not decomposed. She posted photos of the food and the box it came in on her Facebook page saying on one of the pictures, “the box will decompose before the food does!” Her Facebook post has gone viral,...
  • The Ugly 'SNL' Joke You Missed While Chuckling at 'Bernie Sanderswitzky'

    02/09/2016 10:09:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Forward ^ | February 8, 2016 | J.J. Goldberg
    his one went by so fast that most of us seem to have missed it. This past weekend’s Saturday Night Live had not one but two Jewish jokes. One was moderately funny, notable mainly for the fact that it came from the mouth of Senator Bernie Sanders, during a back-and-forth with his doppelganger Larry David. The other, delivered by Weekend Update fake news co-anchor Michael Che, was far more pointed and may just have crossed a line. Here’s Che’s bit: “On his first visit to a U.S. mosque, President Obama called on U.S. television producers to create characters that are...
  • ‘Voter-Shaming’ Mailer That Made Noise in Iowa Shows Up in New Hampshire

    02/08/2016 3:19:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 106 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/7 | Nicholas Confessore
    A controversial voter-turnout tactic employed by Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign in Iowa is cropping up in New Hampshire, this time by way of a mysterious organization about which few public details are available. Voters in New Hampshire received envelopes in the mail this week claiming to contain “important taxpayer information,” according to Christopher Crawford, who received one of the mailers and posted pictures of it on Twitter. Mr. Crawford, who recently moved to Washington, was visiting his parents at their home in Nashua, N.H., this week when he opened an envelope addressed to him only to find a chart...