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  • Valerie Jarrett Secretly Lobbying Big Corporations To Support UN Climate Talks

    06/03/2015 1:00:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    American Specator ^ | June 2, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett is quietly working behind the scenes to build a coalition of major U.S. corporations to back President Barack Obama’s goal of hashing out a global agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions at the upcoming United Nations summit in Paris.The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained a letter that outlines how, by the end of June, Obama is looking to build a coalition of businesses to show support for UN climate talks. After that, the White House will then try to grow this group of businesses to 250 in the run up to the Paris talks...
  • New diamond laser 20 times more powerful

    08/13/2015 1:15:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | August 13, 2015 | Provided by: Macquarie University
    Credit: Dr Robert Williams =============================================================================================================================================== Researchers from the MQ Photonics Research Centre joined with fiber laser experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering in Jena, Germany to demonstrate a diamond laser 20 times more powerful than previous diamond lasers. Average power levels were less than 20 Watts, with the new laser now providing up to 380 Watts of output power – the equivalent of approximately 400,000 laser pointers and enough power to easily cut through steel. High-power diamond lasers are well-suited to applications that require beaming power over long distances, such as optical communications in space,...
  • Researchers demonstrate method that reduces friction between two surfaces to almost zero...

    05/15/2015 1:36:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    05-15-2015 | Bob Yirka
    A team of researchers working at Argonne National Laboratory, in Illinois, has found a way to dramatically reduce friction between two macroscopic scale surfaces—to near zero. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes how they accidently discovered the method and why they believe it might be useful for real world applications. As most people are aware, friction causes energy loss and wear and tear on mechanical parts—lubricants such as oil are used to help reduce friction and to dissipate heat, but scientists would really like to find a way to prevent it from happening in the...
  • Woman Arrested at Toronto Airport Had 10,000 Diamonds Hidden in Body

    02/24/2014 2:50:14 AM PST · by Cindy · 82 replies
    THE GLOBE AND MAIL ^ | February 21, 2013 | by Tu Thanh Ha
    SNIPPET: "The arrest of a woman accused of hiding more than 10,000 diamonds inside her body when she landed at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport comes amid warnings that Canada is one of the countries where illicit diamonds have been used for money laundering." SNIPPET: "The woman had landed at Pearson on a Feb. 3 flight from Trinidad and Tobago, when she came to the attention of a Canada Border Services Agency officer, according to CBSA spokeswoman Vanessa Barrasa. The RCMP said the woman was found to have carried 10,202 stones inside her. The 1,500 carats (about 300 grams) of rough...
  • Oklahoma teen finds 3.85-carat diamond at Arkansas state park

    10/21/2013 11:00:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2013 | Staff
    MURFREESBORO, Ark. – A 14-year-old girl from Oklahoma City has unearthed a 3.85-carat diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park. Tana Clymer discovered the canary gem Saturday at the park, which is the only diamond-producing site in the United States that is open to the public. Tana said she'd been digging in the dirt for about two hours when she discovered the gem on the surface of the search field. The yellow diamond is teardrop-shaped and about the size of a jellybean. "This canary diamond is very similar to the gem-quality, 4.21-carat canary diamond found at the Crater of...
  • Owner must wait 8 years to 'retrieve' diamond from pet chicken

    09/06/2013 10:02:10 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 6, 2013
    You've probably heard of the Golden Goose, but what about the diamond chicken? A woman in Britain is dealing with quite a fowl situation after her daughter's beloved pet chicken gobbled up one of her diamond earrings. After taking the chicken to the veterinarian to see what her options were, she was told that the only way to retrieve the valuable rock would be to either euthanize the chicken, have it undergo a very risky medical procedure, or to just wait until the problematic poultry passes away naturally. She's decided to wait until nature takes its course in order to...
  • Piers Morgan Conducts Riveting Interview With Trayvon Martin’s Friend, Witness Rachel Jeantel

    07/15/2013 7:29:28 PM PDT · by marthemaria · 126 replies
    bombshell interview with an anonymous Zimmerman trial juror tonight with an exclusive chat with the witness everyone has been waiting to hear from since the verdict came down: Trayvon Martin‘s friend Rachel Jeantel. Jeantel, who created a media firestorm with her highly-polarizing testimony towards the beginning of the trial, appeared on Piers Morgan Live alongside her attorney. She described her reaction to Zimmerman’s acquittal as “disappointed, upset and angry” and called the jury’s assessment of what happened “just B.S.” Asked about what Trayvon Martin was like as a friend, Jeantel described him as a “calm, chill, loving person” and said...
  • Your Next Smartphone Screen May Be Made of Sapphire

    03/20/2013 2:47:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 3/20/13 | Kevin Bullis
    Your Next Smartphone Screen May Be Made of Sapphire Manufactured sapphire is incredibly strong and scratch resistant. Now falling costs and technology improvements could make it competitive with glass. Why It Matters Gorilla Glass is great, but iPhone screens can still shatter. Crystal clear: These unpolished, uncut boules of manufactured-sapphire crystal weigh 130 kilograms (left) and 100 kilograms (right). Manufactured sapphire—a material that’s used as transparent armor on military vehicles—could become cheap enough to replace the glass display covers on mobile phones. That could mean smartphone screens that don’t crack when you drop them and can’t be scratched with keys,...
  • The Biggest Financial Scandal In History?

    07/05/2012 2:00:45 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    TEC ^ | 7-5-2012 | Michael Snyder
    The Biggest Financial Scandal In History?Michael SnyderJuly 5, 2012 We always knew that the financial markets were rigged, but this is getting ridiculous. It is now being alleged that 20 major banks have been systematically fixing global interest rates for years. Barclays has already been fined hundreds of millions of dollars for manipulating Libor (the London Inter Bank Offered Rate). But Barclays says that a whole bunch of other banks were doing this too. This is shaping up to be the biggest financial scandal in history, and criminal investigations have been launched on both sides of the Atlantic. What those...
  • Bob Diamond: banks across the world were fixing interest rates in run-up to the financial crisis

    07/04/2012 11:54:14 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | Thursday, July 5, 2012 | Oliver Wright and James Moore
    Banks across the world were fixing interest rates in the run-up to the financial crisis but regulators failed to take action to stop it, the former head of Barclays claimed yesterday. Giving evidence to Parliament Bob Diamond said Barclays had raised the issue of banks ‘under-reporting’ the true amount they were having to pay to borrow money but were ignored. He declined to say that the regulators “were asleep at the wheel” but added: “There was an issue out there. (It) should have been dealt with”. But Mr Diamond denied that the Bank of England told him specifically to ‘fix’...
  • Barclays Chairman Agius Resigns

    07/02/2012 5:48:13 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | 7/2/12 | JESSICA HODGSON
    Libor rates are calculated for different currencies each day under the auspices of the British Bankers' Association, using quotes that are submitted by banks on a panel, based on the banks' estimated borrowing costs. More than $800 trillion in securities and loans are linked to Libor, including $350 trillion in swaps and $10 trillion in loans, including auto and home loans, according to the CFTC. No other banks or individuals have been charged with wrongdoing. Banks that have disclosed they are being investigated include Citigroup Inc., C +3.72% Deutsche Bank AG, DBK.XE +2.02% HSBC Holdings HBC +1.00% PLC, J.P. Morgan...
  • Barclays CEO Diamond quits over rate rigging

    07/03/2012 7:53:23 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    Barclays Plc Chief Executive Bob Diamond quit on Tuesday under fire from politicians and regulators, the highest-profile casualty of an interest rate-rigging scandal spanning more than a dozen big banks across the world. "The external pressure placed on Barclays has reached a level that risks damaging the franchise - I cannot let that happen," said Diamond, 61. The terms of his severance were not announced.
  • 'Real Rebound' in World Economy: Barclays' CEO

    02/29/2012 6:53:08 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies · 3+ views
    CNBC ^ | February 29, 2012 | Margo D. Beller Special to
    Once again the world economy has proved the naysayers wrong and there's been a "real rebound" so far this year, Barclays CEO Robert Diamond told CNBC Wednesday. "One of the lessons we’ve learned in the last couple of years is every time it’s doom and gloom ... the economy is far more resilient," he said. "We see China at 8 percent to 9 percent growth, and reduction in unemployment [cnbc explains] in the U.S. So we’ve seen a real rebound." That even extends to Europe, which was stabilized by the European Central Bank's [cnbc explains] second liquidity injection. President Mario...
  • New form of superhard carbon observed

    10/13/2011 10:58:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | 11 Oct 2011 | Provided by Carnegie Institution
    Carbon is the fourth-most-abundant element in the universe and takes on a wide variety of forms, called allotropes, including diamond and graphite. Scientists at Carnegie's Geophysical Laboratory are part of a team that has discovered a new form of carbon, which is capable of withstanding extreme pressure stresses that were previously observed only in diamond. This breakthrough discovery will be published in Physical Review Letters. The team was led by Stanford's Wendy L. Mao and her graduate student Yu Lin and includes Carnegie's Ho-kwang (Dave) Mao, Li Zhang, Paul Chow, Yuming Xiao, Maria Baldini, and Jinfu Shu. The experiment started...
  • A planet made of diamond (w/ video)

    08/25/2011 1:12:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | 08-25-2011 | Provided by University of Manchester
    A once-massive star that's been transformed into a small planet made of diamond: that is what University of Manchester astronomers think they've found in the Milky Way. The discovery has been made by an international research team, led by Professor Matthew Bailes of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, and is reported in the journal Science. The researchers, from The University of Manchester as well as institutions in Australia, Germany, Italy, and the USA, first detected an unusual star called a pulsar using the Parkes radio telescope of the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and followed...
  • Astronomers discover planet made of diamond

    08/25/2011 12:32:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies ^ | 8/25/11 | Ben Hirschler - Reuters
    Astronomers have spotted an exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard. The new planet is far denser than any other known so far and consists largely of carbon. Because it is so dense, scientists calculate the carbon must be crystalline, so a large part of this strange world will effectively be diamond. "The evolutionary history and amazing density of the planet all suggest it is comprised of carbon -- i.e. a massive diamond orbiting a neutron star every two hours in an orbit so tight it would fit inside...
  • 6-year-old cancer patient gets a royal hug from Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.

    07/08/2011 2:53:56 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 37 replies
    Six-year-old Diamond Marshall shatters protocol and rushes into the royal arms A dream come true It was a dream come true for a little girl who has always wanted to meet a real princess. When Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, touched down at Calgary Airport yesterday, 6-year-old Diamond Marshall, her little head bald from her battle with cancer, ran up and threw herself right into into her royal idol's arms.
  • Arkansas Couple Finds Flawless 2.44-Carat White Diamond

    03/22/2011 9:30:59 AM PDT · by Palter · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Ark. Dept. of Parks and Tourism ^ | 21 Mar 2011 | Jill M. Rohrbach
    Named the Silver Moon Diamond since its discovery happened during the weekend of the full moon supermoon event. Melissa and Kenny Oliver of Rosston, Arkansas, enjoy the adventure of treasure hunting, so they make regular visits to the Crater of Diamonds State Park to prospect at Arkansas’s diamond site. On Sunday afternoon the couple found a flawless, 2.44-carat white diamond at the park. Due of the gem’s silver white color, and because it was discovered during the weekend of a full moon “supermoon” event, the couple named their diamond the Silver Moon. According to Park Interpreter Margi Jenks, “The Oliver’s...
  • The University of Hawaii’s Immodest Proposal: Therapeutic Child Porn

    12/04/2010 1:45:25 PM PST · by TheHawksNest · 49 replies
    NewsReal ^ | December 4, 2010 | Rob Taylor
    The other day Salon ran a piece about a “scientific” study that made the astounding claim that we can cut down on child rape by allowing degenerates to view child pornography. To her credit, Tracy Clark-Flory surprised child advocates everywhere by almost disagreeing with such putrid pseudo-science: The study certainly raises interesting philosophical questions about promoting objectionable material to prevent real-world crimes — but it’s also majorly flawed. A couple of big-time caveats: Diamond’s research finds a correlation between child pornography and sex abuse, which is not the same as causation; and in the Czech case, pornography in general (including...
  • Who is Zubi Diamond?

    10/27/2010 9:49:00 AM PDT · by Candybar · 1 replies
    accuracy in media
    who is Zubi Diamond? He wrote a book entitled "Wizards of Wall Street". He has a website But he offers very little about himself.
  • Who is Zubi Diamond?

    10/26/2010 3:09:51 PM PDT · by Candybar · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Media
    Zubi Diamond is the author of a book entitled "Wizards of Wall Street". The book is about the crash of the U. S.stock market and certain money markets around the world and who is responsible for this.
  • Star of David Design Found in Diamond, Linked to Kabbalah

    10/17/2010 9:53:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 10/17/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A one-of-a-kind natural diamond with the design of the Star of David has been discovered, Hidabroot TV revealed. Hidabroot TV, Israel’s first Jewish-oriented television station, broadcast a YouTube video explaining the amazing 8.53 carat jewel last week. The YouTube video clip appears below, courtesy of Hidabroot, part of the Hidabroot organization established by Rabbi Zamir Cohen to bring and spread the Torah's knowledge in Israel and the world. The video refers to the Star of David and Kabbalah.
  • Now Sparkling | The Kazanjian Red Diamond (Among Rarest Diamonds at Natural History Museum)

    09/26/2010 5:50:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 5+ views
    New York Times ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 | LORI ETTLINGER GROSS
    The Kazanjian Red Diamond, one of the most spectacular gemstones ever discovered, goes on display today at the American Museum of Natural History. Red is the rarest color in diamonds — less than 20 are known to exist in the world today. What’s more, the Kazanjian Red Diamond has an amazing back story. The gem was discovered in the 1920s in Litchenburg, South Africa. When found, it was a hefty 35 carats uncut. A diamond broker paid a modest eight pounds per carat for it. It was later sent to Amsterdam to be cut and polished by the Goudiv brothers....
  • 4.89-carat diamond found at Ark. park [A retired minister from Diamond, Mo.]

    04/29/2010 1:48:27 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 1,221+ views
    upi ^ | April 29, 2010
    MURFREESBORO, Ark., - A Missouri man said he discovered a 4.89-carat diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park. Mack Evans, 67, of Diamond, Mo., said he discovered the jellybean-sized jewel, which officials said is the largest found at the park so far this year, during a recent visit to the state park, which is the world's only diamond producing site open to the public, the Joplin Globe reported Thursday. Evans said most diamonds form a single crystal, but his find was an aggregate of multiple crystals. "I almost threw it away," Evans said. "I had seen a lot of...
  • Diamond Oceans Possible on Uranus, Neptune

    01/17/2010 3:44:54 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 45 replies · 1,416+ views
    Discovery ^ | 1/15/10 | Eric Bland
    By melting and resolidifying diamond, scientists explain how such liquid diamond oceans may be possible.Oceans of liquid diamond, filled with solid diamond icebergs, could be floating on Neptune and Uranus, according to a recent article in the journal Nature Physics. The research, based on first detailed measurements of the melting point of diamond, found diamond behaves like water during freezing and melting, with solid forms floating atop liquid forms. The surprising revelation gives scientists a new understanding about diamonds and some of the most distant planets in our solar system. "Diamond is a relatively common material on Earth, but...
  • The worst tech support ever!

    12/17/2009 9:33:58 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies · 790+ views
    Freerepublic ^ | 12/17/2009 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I purchased a Diamond All-In-Wonder HD video card to replace a Radeon HD that had failed on me. I have a pc that I use specifically for watching blurays and hdtv rips, connected to my tv via HDMI. It's not really important to me if the tuner works but I did pay for it and I can pick up free HD with a QAM tuner so I went to DMM's tech support site and put in a ticket. That was 9 days ago and it still hasn't even been viewed yet. They have a Live chat bar but it always...
  • 500-carat diamond - What would you do with this?

    09/29/2009 2:43:07 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 62 replies · 1,988+ views
    cbs47 ^ | 9-29-09 | cakid
    This is one big diamond. This thing is the size of a chicken egg. It was discovered in South Africa. The 507.55-carat gem reportedly has "exceptional color and clarity." No value has been give yet for the
  • Volcanoes and Meteoroids Make Materials Harder Than Diamond

    07/03/2009 11:24:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 774+ views
    Discover ^ | June 24, 2009 | Adam Hadhazy
    The reputation of diamond as the hardest material around is under threat. Researchers in China and the United States recently determined that two naturally occurring substances surpass diamond’s resistance to scratching and indentation. They calculated that the mineral lonsdaleite—made of carbon, like diamond—is 58 percent harder than its famous cousin. And wurtzite boron nitride beats diamond’s hardness by about 18 percent after being subjected to pressure, which alters its atomic bonds. Still, in the short term diamond will continue to dominate in practical applications such as saws, drill bits, and industrial abrasives, since the newly studied materials are extremely rare....
  • The Diamond

    05/23/2009 7:16:12 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 4 replies · 496+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 05/23/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The Diamond The diamond appeared, a sight unlike any other Hypnotized, captivated by its beauty, all rational thought was smothered ...
  • Carbon that cracks diamond

    05/12/2009 9:39:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,014+ views
    Nature News ^ | 12 May 2009 | Philip Ball
    A new ultra-hard form of carbon may exist between graphite and diamond.The structure of the new form of carbon resembles that of both graphite and diamond.Punchstock Carbon can exist in a form halfway between graphite and diamond, say researchers in China and the United States. And they believe this stuff is as hard as diamond itself.Yanming Ma of Jilin University in Changchun, China, and his colleagues think that the new carbon material they have predicted in theoretical calculations1 may have been made already, in 2003.At that time, Ho-kwang Mao of the Carnegie Institution of Washington in Washington DC, a co-author...
  • Two Groups Planning to Sue Over Federal Eavesdropping [Hitchens is plaintiff against GW]

    01/17/2006 2:59:09 AM PST · by summer · 63 replies · 2,217+ views
    The NYT ^ | January 17, 2006 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    Two leading civil rights groups plan to file lawsuits Tuesday against the Bush administration over its domestic spying program.... The Center for Constitutional Rights plans to sue on behalf of four lawyers at the center and a legal assistant there who work on terrorism-related cases at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba,... Similarly, the plaintiffs in the A.C.L.U. lawsuit include five Americans who work in international policy and terrorism, along with the A.C.L.U. and three other groups.... One of the A.C.L.U. plaintiffs, Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, ... Also named as plaintiffs in the A.C.L.U. lawsuit are the journalist...
  • US has Sun King's stolen gem, say French experts [ Hope Diamond ]

    11/23/2008 3:03:45 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies · 1,346+ views
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | Tuesday, November 18, 2008 | Richard Ingham and Marie-Pierre Ferey
    New evidence unearthed in France's National Museum of Natural History shows beyond reasonable doubt that the Hope Diamond is the same steely-blue stone once sported by the Sun King, they said. Mineralogist Francois Farges, heading an investigation published in a peer-reviewed French journal, told AFP he was now "99 percent sure" that the Hope and the mythical Blue Diamond of the Crown were one and the same. "The evidence corroborates a scenario under which the diamond, after being stolen in Paris in 1792, was swiftly smuggled to London, where it was recut," he said. The Blue Diamond came from a...
  • Woman Prospecting At State Park Finds 2.09-Carat White Diamond The Size Of A Tooth

    11/18/2008 4:35:07 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 1,100+ views
    allheadlinenews ^ | November 18, 2008
    A Baton Rouge, LA woman visiting Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro found an apparently flawless 2.09-carat white diamond the size of a tooth. Rhonda Bankston reportedly says she found out about the park's surface diamond prospecting on a show about finding cash and treasure. She was into her second day of prospecting by surface searching over a newly plowed field with friends when she spotted the gem. The park is located on the eroded surface of the world's eighth largest diamond-bearing deposit and visitors pay a fee to surface search there.
  • Gem stone discovered could be world's largest diamond

    09/22/2008 8:43:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies · 409+ views ^ | 09/22/2008 | Staff
    A huge gem stone which could become the largest polished round diamond in history has been discovered. Miners in Lesotho have discovered a huge gem stone which could become the largest polished round diamond in history Photo: PA The massive stone is the 20th largest rough diamond ever found, weighs 478 carats and is of outstanding clarity, said Gem Diamonds. It was recovered at the Letseng Mine, owned by the company, in Lesotho earlier this week. Another similar sized rough stone from the same mine was recently valued at 12 million US dollars. But the clarity and round shape of...
  • Giant diamond set to polish off the world record

    09/21/2008 11:14:04 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 16 replies · 360+ views
    The Times ^ | 9/20/2008
    A huge gemstone that could become the world’s largest polished round diamond has been found at the Letseng Mine, owned by Gem Diamonds, in Lesotho, southern Africa. It weighs 478 carats and is the twentieth largest ever found. Gem Diamonds says that initial examination suggests that it has a flawless centre and could produce a 150-carat round-cut white diamond worth tens of millions of pounds. It would dwarf the 105-carat Kohinoor in the Crown Jewels. The largest rough diamond found was the Cullinan, in 1905, which weighed 3,106 carats uncut.
  • 500-Year-Old Shipwreck Found By Diamond Firm

    04/30/2008 8:44:11 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 212+ views
    500-year-old shipwreck found by diamond firm Last Updated: 1:47AM BST 01/05/2008 A shipwreck, believed to be 500 years old, containing a treasure trove of coins and ivory has been discovered off the southern African coast. The site yielded a wealth of objects including thousands of Spanish and Portuguese gold coins A Namibian diamond company, Namdeb, said on Wednesday that it found the wreck during mining operations in the Atlantic. "The site yielded a wealth of objects including six bronze cannon, several tons of copper, more than 50 elephant tusks, pewter tableware, navigational instruments, weapons and thousands of Spanish and Portuguese...
  • Watchdogs hit William Jefferson (D-La) on ‘blood diamond’ trips

    01/23/2008 3:59:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 162+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/23/08 | Susan Crabtree
    Watchdogs hit Jefferson on ‘blood diamond’ tripsBy Susan Crabtree Posted: 01/23/08 12:01 AM [ET] Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), who is fighting a wide array of corruption and bribery charges, violated House ethics rules in failing to report three trips to Botswana aimed at convincing him to oppose limits on “blood diamond” imports into the U.S., according to ethics experts. Jefferson, whose name recently turned up in the prosecution of a former diamond executive in Botswana, took four trips to that country beginning with a 2001 trip sponsored by the Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry and Manpower in April 2001. Jefferson...
  • Mo. Mayor Charged in Child Sex Sting

    01/15/2008 9:38:14 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies · 517+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 14, 2008
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A small-town mayor and church pastor was in jail Monday on charges of soliciting sex over the Internet from a police detective posing as a 13-year-old girl. Allen Kauffman, 63, was arrested Friday on four counts of felony enticement of a child in the latest sting orchestrated by a police detective in another southwest Missouri town, Diamond. Prosecutors alleged in court filings that Kauffman believed he was communicating with a 13-year-old girl from the Joplin area in a Yahoo chat room last November and December. In online messages, Kauffman allegedly asked the girl for sex and...
  • Diamond Synchatron To Use X-Rays To Examine Dead Sea Scrolls

    09/12/2007 7:49:31 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 585+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-12-2007 | Nic Fleming and Roger Highfield
    Diamond synchatron to use x-rays to examine Dead Sea Scrolls By Nic Fleming and Roger Highfield Last Updated: 5:01pm BST 12/09/2007 Secrets contained in fragile documents such as the Dead Sea Scrolls are to be revealed using one of the most powerful light sources in the Universe. British Association Festival of Science: Full coverage British scientists are using a giant instrument - in essence an extremely powerful torch and microscope combined - to read parchments that are too brittle to unroll or unfold. Part of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Their discovery enhanced knowledge of Christianity and Judaism The Diamond synchatron...
  • 'Biggest Diamond Ever' Is Found In South Africa

    08/28/2007 4:21:19 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies · 3,049+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-28-2007 | Sebastien Berger
    'Biggest diamond ever' is found in South Africa By Sebastien Berger in Johannesburg Last Updated: 8:48pm BST 28/08/2007 It is either the greatest diamond find in history, or a case of fool's gold. The diamond claim was met with scepticism South Africa's diamond industry was surprised by reports that a small mining firm had found a stone estimated at 7,000 carats, twice the size of the Cullinan diamond, the largest ever found. Gems cut from the 3,106-carat Cullinan, including the Great Star of Africa, became part of the Crown Jewels after it was found in Gauteng Province in 1905. But...
  • Mugabe Moves To Seize British Diamond Field

    12/07/2006 7:04:19 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies · 1,167+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-8-2006 | Peta Thornycroft
    Mugabe moves to seize British diamond field By Peta Thornycroft in Marange Last Updated: 2:10am GMT 08/12/2006 A British-listed mining company, the first to invest in bankrupt Zimbabwe since the political crisis began, was ordered off its valuable diamond claim yesterday. Dirk Benade: watched diggers While President Robert Mugabe has seized thousands of white-owned farms since 2000 he has, up until now, left mining property alone. The claim, an extraordinary chunk of ancient tribal land in south eastern Zimbabwe, may be one of the richest diamond fields found in recent years. And the Zimbabwe government wants it. African Consolidated Resources...
  • Poor Farmers Invoke Land Law To Get Their Hands On South Africa's Richest Diamond Mines

    09/30/2006 5:48:21 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 633+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-1-2006 | Stephen Bevan
    Poor farmers invoke land law to get their hands on South Africa's richest diamond mine Stephen Bevan in Taaibosch (Filed: 01/10/2006) Deep in the bushveld of South Africa's far north, 20 miles down a dirt track from the nearest road, the dusty township of Taaibosch is an unlikely place to find the owners of one of the country's most valuable pieces of real estate. Yet the residents of its rows of tiny brick huts, baking in the harsh sun, may soon be declared joint proprietors of South Africa's richest diamond mine. John Matlathi, 66, the village's head man, and other...
  • Lou Diamond Phillips Arrested And Released

    08/12/2006 2:45:42 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 514+ views ^ | 8/12/06
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - August 12, 2006 - Actor Lou Diamond Phillips was released from jail on his own recognizance Friday following his arrest for allegedly physically abusing his live-in girlfriend. "Our office reviewed the case today and referred it to the city attorney's hearing program. The parties will come in and sit with one of our attorneys, who will try to mediate the situation," said Jonathan Diamond, a city attorney's spokesman. "Charges could be filed down the road, but we're trying to resolve this through the hearing program," Diamond added. Phillips, best known for his roles in "La Bamba"...
  • vanity. (engagement ring search)

    07/29/2006 8:31:52 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 80 replies · 1,013+ views
    Ok, I want to propose. I dont know how to go about a ring. I want something cheap but nice. She is the nicest, most understanding woman on the planet, but I dont want to look like a cheapskate. I am not that rich. going into my life savings for this. any freepers have any advice. I would like to propose on Canadian thankgiving in Oct. She lives in Toronto. plan to be moved in with her by Christmas *smile*
  • ‘Flying Diamond’ receives Bronze Star

    04/18/2006 5:52:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 287+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. M. L. Meier
    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. (April 18, 2006) -- The Bronze Star Medal was awarded to Master Gunnery Sgt. Norman P. Hoosier, Marine Aircraft Group-26 logistics chief, April 4, for meritorious achievement while he was deployed this past year in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In the 13 months Hoosier was deployed to Al Asad Air Base, he dedicated more than 2,000 hours personally installing, repairing and rebuilding more than 200 pieces of equipment. “From power generation to power delivery, to heating to cooling of spaces; anytime anything was needed, ‘Master Guns’ Hoosier and his team was on...
  • Visitors find diamond at Arkansas state park

    03/25/2006 7:59:50 PM PST · by txroadkill · 18 replies · 1,758+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | March 25, 2006 | n/a
    Associated Press MURFREESBORO, Ark. – A Kansas woman and her 12-year-old son have a 2.12-carat diamond to take back home with them after a vacation in Arkansas. A news release Saturday from the state Parks and Tourism Department said the pair – Jennifer Jones of Derby, Kansas, and her son Jacob Ballard – found the gem Friday at Crater of Diamonds State Park. Crater of Diamonds State Park is the world's only diamond-producing site open to seaching by the public. According to the news release, Jones and her son found the diamond as they looked near an old mine shaft...
  • Missing Diamond Ring Found In Candy Bag, Returned (See's)

    12/23/2005 11:17:57 AM PST · by CAWats · 4 replies · 340+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/23/2005 | Kimra McPherson
    Wanda Estrada's diamond ring spent almost a week at the bottom of a paper bag. Now it's back where it belongs: on her finger. A San Jose woman returned the ring Thursday afternoon to the See's Candies store in Saratoga, surprising Estrada with the three-diamond band she'd feared was gone for good. ``I'm on cloud nine now,'' Estrada said. ``I'm going to be smiling all day.'' Thea Sawyer said she was buying some Christmas gifts at See's last Friday, the same day Estrada noticed the ring had slipped off her finger. Estrada was sure it somehow dropped into a bag...
  • Deadly Pet Food - Diamond Pet Foods

    12/22/2005 5:53:34 AM PST · by Calpernia · 93 replies · 2,593+ views
    13 WHAM ^ | 12/22/05 | Mike Doria
    (Rochester, NY) 12/22/05 -- Some pet food contaminated with a toxic fungus is having deadly consequences. Several dogs in the Rochester area have died from the toxin and others could be sick without their owners knowing. Stores in 23 states have been notified to pull Diamond Pet Food products off their shelves. The contaminant, aflatoxin, grows on corn put in the products. The food is sold under the brand names Diamond, Country Value, and Professional. The recalled batches have date codes of March-07 through June-07 and were made at the company's plant in Gaston, South Carolina. Products from other facilities...
  • Kitty Caption CII – FR Viking Kitty Diamond, A Tribute – (Humor/Meow Alerts)

    06/20/2005 4:53:35 AM PDT · by PetroniDE · 88 replies · 1,231+ views
    20 June 2005 | PetroniDE
    The Kitty Caption thread this week is dedicated to Diamond (one of my two cats). Due to a variety of health problems that surfaced recently, I was forced to put her to sleep early last week. This thread is dedicated to her memory. FR Viking Kitty – Diamond Born: Late 1992 (exact date unknown) Adopted: 17 January 1995 Died: 14 June 2005 Hey Daddy, “Get Off The Computer!” My Turn To Use It. Diamond and Houston Discuss FR Viking Kitty Matters. I’ll Feed Myself (Note: Never Let A Man Do A Cat’s Job). Before the VK Staff Gets Fed, I...
  • Decline and Fall

    05/26/2005 9:46:13 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 30 replies · 945+ views
    NRO ^ | May 20, 2005, 8:37 a.m. | By Victor Davis Hanson
    Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, by Jared Diamond (Viking, 592 pp., $29.95) Jared Diamond’s bestselling Guns, Germs, and Steel argued that geography trumped culture, and that the current privileged position of the West was therefore mostly attributable to the advantageous resources in, and location of, Western countries, rather than to Europe’s singular values. Despite the allure of such a politically correct exegesis — President Clinton endorsed the book wholeheartedly — there were numerous criticisms of this determinist idea of natural accidents resulting in the present-day dominance of the West. At some point a Cleisthenes, Plato, Augustine, Magna...