Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Published on Aug 27, 2012 by ChangeDaChannel : The American people were told by the US media that the Iraqi people wanted the war so they could be liberated. So we went to the streets of Baghdad and asked them.
Filmed in 2003, two weeks before the latest US invasion of Iraq.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Published on Aug 21, 2012 by Euronews : It turns out billionaire money manager George Soros was a big buyer of shares in football club Manchester United when they went on sale for the first time earlier this month. According to information filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Soros owns two percent of the club.
Has the normally canny investor scored an own goal? The value of the shares has fallen steadily since they first went on sale.Manchester United, which went public on August 9, priced below its expected range amid broad scepticism about the valuation the club's owners wanted. It also made the identity of the eventual shareholders a matter of particular interest for other institutional investors.
The club is owned by the Glazer family, which has interests ranging from shopping malls to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team. Soros was likely drawn to Manchester United because of the team's lucrative media rights deals, said Philip Hall, a partner at New York-based investment bank Inner Circle Sports which has advised on high-profile English Premier League takeovers including Fenway Sports Group's acquisition of Liverpool.
"This could be a play by Soros on the strength of Manchester United's brand and the English Premier League's growing media rights," Hall said. "The domestic rights are set to increase 70 percent for the 2013/2014 season and the international media rights, set to be announced in late October or early November, are also expected to come in at a very robust uplift."
Another analyst, Sam Hamadeh, CEO of research firm PrivCo, was less sure. "This seems like a vanity purchase. The stock was pitched to a lot of high net worth accounts and a lot of those people were interested in the stock for the same reason." He added: "We don't believe Manchester United's shares are worth any more than mid-single digits and there doesn't seem to be any justification for what could eventually drive shares up."
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Published on Aug 14, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish : The US Air Force planned a key test of an experimental aircraft designed to fly at six times the speed of sound, or about 6,500kph.The unmanned X-51A WaveRider, the military's latest attempt at hypersonic flight, was expected to reach Mach 6 after it is dropped by a B-52 bomber and takes flight off the Southern California coast.
Engineers hoped the X-51A would sustain its top speed for five minutes, twice as long as it has gone before.The X-51A WaveRider could become the basis for much faster commercial flights and a new tool for military use.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Published on Jul 30, 2012 by Google : http://www.gmail.com
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Saturday, August 11, 2012
President Obama hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room. This is the fourth Iftar that President Obama has hosted, continuing the tradition of hosting Iftars that began annually under President Clinton and was continued by President George W. Bush. The invited guests include elected officials, religious and grassroots leaders in the Muslim American community, and leaders of diverse faiths and members of the diplomatic corps. August 10, 2012.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Published on Jun 13, 2012 by cijmalaysia : Jac sm Kee, co-director of Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ), explains the dangers and the impact of the latest amendments to Malaysia's Evidence Act 1950, Section 114A, not only to the tech community but even the ordinary Aminah.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
L.A. NOW | August 8, 2012
About 30 earthquakes strike in Southern California 'sequence'
A cluster of earthquakes that began Tuesday night continued Wednesday in northern Orange County, keeping residents on edge but causing little significant damage.
Photos emerged of bottles falling off a supermarket shelf in Anaheim Hills, but fire officials said they didn't get reports of anything more serious.
At a news conference Wednesday morning, Kate Hutton of the U.S. Geological Survey at Caltech said there had been at least 30 quakes since last night, but only three could be felt by residents.
"This is all part of the same earthquake sequence; they're all in the same area,'' Hutton told reporters at the briefing, which was televised by several TV stations.
Experts said more aftershocks are likely.
"It shook us pretty good. We’ve felt earthquakes before so it came as no surprise,” said Chris Nordyke, director of marketing at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda. “It shook open the door but nothing fell off the shelves.”
He said an inspection of the facility is underway.
Law enforcement officials in Orange County said there were no immediate reports of damage from the earthquake that hit near Yorba Linda about 9:30 a.m. (The Wednesday morning quake was initially downgraded to 4.1 but then upgraded back to 4.5.)
Lt. Santo Porto of the Brea Police Department, which serves that city and Yorba Linda, said police had evacuated the department to check the structure but found no problems. “There’s no damage in either city that we’ve heard so far,” he said.
Orange County sheriff’s officials said they had received no initial damage reports either.
The series of quakes -- including the 4.5 quake Wednesday morning and 4.4 quake Tuesday night -- has rattled residents in the area.
What's Behind the Conflict
Published on Aug 8, 2012 by AssociatedPress : Syria has become the bloodiest uprising of the Arab Spring and has now descended into a full-blown civil war. Find out what's behind the conflict and what's at stake for the international community.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Published on Aug 7, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish : In just over 24 hours, at least several people have been killed, since heavy rains pounded the Philippine capital Manila and other surrounding provinces.
Almost half of northern Philippines is now under water.Tens of thousands of people from the capital have been moved to higher ground.
Published on Aug 6, 2012 : Muslims around the world are marking the holy month of Ramadan by fasting during daylight hours. Refraining from food and water is a challenge for many, but it is more difficult in countries like Sweden where the days are longer.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
The America - Reality
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Published on Aug 3, 2012 : People would say, “Well, the US is exceptional, you cannot compare us.” And I view that as just a self-defense mechanism, we’re just trying to maintain blissful ignorance. Because at some level there is almost a faith. It is a denial of facts and just looking at this idea from almost a religious point of view
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
In the year 2000 there were seven countries without a Rothschild-owned Central Bank. They were Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Cuba, North Korea and Iran.
In 2011 the only countries left without a Central Bank owned by the Rothschild Family are: Cuba, North Korea and Iran.
It's about control and they're damn good at it.
...British soldiers on the ground 26.07.12
Published on Jul 27, 2012 by BritishForcesNews : The first images of British soldiers working on the ground in Somalia have emerged, raising concerns that their presence could inflame Islamist tensions.
The Times newspaper says two British soldiers in uniform were seen about 20 miles outside their main base in Mogadishu, in an area which was a former al-Shabaab stronghold as recently as May.
One of them appears to be a medic from the Parachute Regiment, and according to the report they were seen patrolling along the edge of a refugee camp, chatting to children and shaking hands.
For a number of years now British troops have been providing training to AMISOM soldiers who then go on to operate in Somalia.
That has been a way of assisting in the fight against militant groups like Al Shabaab in North Africa but without inflaming Islamist tensions by putting British boots on the ground.
The MoD has issued a statement:
"Admitting that a small military support team has deployed to Mogadishu to support AMISOM for six months, which might be extended. They say it complements cross-governmental efforts in support of the British Government's strategy on Somalia."
Back in May,The Department For International Development, United Kingdom (DFID) committed 69 million pounds a year until 2015 to fund aid projects in Somalia, to help stabilise the country, so this deployment could be in support of that.
So these soldiers are probably monitoring what is happening on the ground, gathering information on potential aid projects, and conducting some low level training and advising.