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Obama extending ‘hand of friendship’ to Myanmar

Jan 23 2014 Published by under General Interest

U.S. President Barack Obama, second left, and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, second right, arrive for an official dinner at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)En route to a historic visit to long shunned Myanmar, President Barack Obama says he comes to "extend the hand of friendship" to a nation moving from persecution to peace. But the praise and personal attention come with an admonition from Obama: The work of democracy has just begun.


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    Originally posted 2012-11-19 13:12:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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    Zero-emission Ford Focus Electric now available for pre-order (Yahoo! News)

    Jan 23 2014 Published by under General Interest

    Yahoo! News – Green transportation is a hot topic these days, but the options for consumer-level electric vehicles are rather modest compared to the army of gas-guzzling models on the road. This week, Ford took a big step in the zero-emission world by …

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      Originally posted 2011-11-05 13:54:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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      Analysis: Even after hiring bankers, RIM running out of options

      Jan 23 2014 Published by under General Interest

      A logo of the Blackberry maker's Research in Motion is seen on a building at RIM Technology Park in WaterlooTORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd may be running out of options as it struggles to turn around its slumping fortunes with the help of a coterie of investment bankers. The bankers – including leading M&A specialists from Royal Bank of Canada and J.P. Morgan – will explore options as drastic as an outright sale, one of the alternatives that RIM seems determined to avoid. But analysts and investors doubt that anyone is ready to buy the whole company at this time, despite a price that looks tantalizingly cheap on paper. …


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        Originally posted 2012-05-31 19:40:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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        World awaits latest in hunt for Higgs particle

        Jan 23 2014 Published by under General Interest

        British physicist Higgs speaks during a press conference on the sideline of his visit to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in GenevaLONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) – Scientists hunting the Higgs subatomic particle will unveil results next week that could confirm, confound or complicate our understanding of the fundamental nature of the universe. Seldom has something so small and ephemeral excited such interest. The theoretical particle explains how suns and planets formed after the Big Bang – but so far it has not been proven to exist. The CERN research centre near Geneva will on July 4 unveil its latest findings in the search for the Higgs after reporting "tantalizing glimpses" in December. …


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          Originally posted 2012-06-29 03:00:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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          Taiwan’s HTC sues Apple over patents (Reuters)

          Jan 23 2014 Published by under General Interest

          A man plays with a HTC Desire smartphone at a mobile phone shop in Taipei August 15, 2011. REUTERS/Pichi ChuangReuters – Smartphone maker HTC Corp sued Apple Inc, claiming infringement of three patents through Apple’s sale of Macintosh computers, iPads, iPods, iPhones and other devices.


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            Originally posted 2011-08-16 22:21:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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            Romney at odds with key Iowa Republicans over wind energy

            Jan 23 2014 Published by under General Interest

            Wind turbines operate at a wind farm near MilfordDES MOINES—When Mitt Romney arrives  for a fundraiser with local Republicans Tuesday evening, one topic sure to come up could put his efforts to win Iowa this November at serious risk. Last week, as Romney was winding up a rocky overseas tour, his campaign made front-page news when a spokesman for the GOP candidate told […]


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              Originally posted 2012-08-08 08:33:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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              Cyber thief steals $450,000 worth of experimental virtual currency (Yahoo! News)

              Jan 23 2014 Published by under General Interest

              Yahoo! News – An internet-goer who put his faith in a risky new currency recently saw over $450,000 worth of Bitcoins — a digital form of money supported solely by its own users — disappear from his computer.  A Bitcoin devotee with the …

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                Originally posted 2011-06-16 16:44:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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                New iPhone unveiled, latest in holiday lineup

                Jan 23 2014 Published by under General Interest

                Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)Apple's new iPhone joins a slew of smartphones, tablet computers and other gadgets coming out for the holiday season.


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                  Originally posted 2012-09-13 05:33:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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                  ‘Family Feud’ TV host Richard Dawson dies at 79

                  Jan 23 2014 Published by under General Interest

                  FILE - This June 1978 file photo shows Richard Dawson, host of "Family Feud" in character. Dawson, the wisecracking British entertainer who was among the schemers in the 1960s sitcom "Hogan's Heroes" and a decade later began kissing thousands of female contestants as host of the game show "Family Feud" died Saturday, June 2, 2012. He was 79. (AP Photo, File)Richard Dawson, the wisecracking British entertainer who was among the schemers in the 1960s sitcom "Hogan's Heroes" and a decade later began kissing thousands of female contestants as host of the game show "Family Feud" has died. He was 79.


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                    Originally posted 2012-06-04 02:10:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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                    Engineering Experts Available to Discuss Impact of Hurricanes

                    Jan 23 2014 Published by under Interests

                    In the heart of hurricane season, three engineering experts at Johns Hopkins University can talk about how the next big storm could cause power outages and coastal damage, and affect hospital functionality. Please hold onto this tip sheet and refer to it for sources as Atlantic hurricane season enters its peak.

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                      Originally posted 2012-08-16 05:08:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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