Wednesday, February 20, 2013

2.20.13

via Reuters: Top News on 2/20/13
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict may change Church rules governing the conclave where cardinals from around the world will meet next month to secretly elect his successor, the Vatican said on Wednesday.

via Reuters: Politics on 2/20/13
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Wednesday he had notified Congress that automatic budget cuts scheduled to take effect on March 1 could lead to furloughs at the Pentagon.

via Reuters: Technology News on 2/20/13
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will tackle the theft of U.S. trade secrets on Wednesday with a new strategy to protect American companies from losing hundreds of billions of dollars in an area of growing concern in relations with China.

President Chávez's predawn return to Venezuela, announced yesterday, raises many questions about the country's leadership and future.

via NYT > Global Home by By THOMAS ERDBRINK on 2/19/13
The decision to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympics hits hard in Iran, where the sport is deeply embedded in the national cultural narrative.

via NYT > Opinion by By FREDERICK S. SOUTHWICK on 2/19/13
I lost my leg because of a preventable mistake.
 

via NYT > Global Home by By ELLEN BARRY on 2/19/13
The authorities in Texas are careful about commenting on a 3-year-old’s death, with investigations continuing.

via NYT > N.Y. / Region by on 2/19/13
Authorities say Alberto Randazzo engaged in video chats involving a woman and an infant.
 

via NYT > World by By MELISSA EDDY on 2/19/13
The law should not differentiate between parents of the same sex, united in a civil union, or a man and a woman in a traditional marriage, the nation’s highest court said Tuesday.

Monday, February 11, 2013

11:40 AM 2/11/2013 - Mike Nova's starred items

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Senior Fellows Fiona Hill and Clifford G. Gaddy discuss the identities of Vladimir Putin in their book, Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin. In part three of a five-part podcast series, Hill and Gaddy say Putin's "outsider" persona is the key to understanding Putin's support of the free market. Buy the book online now: goo.gl
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Путин внес изменения в положение о СПЧ РФ
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Президент РФ Владимир Путин внес изменения в положение о Совете по развитию гражданского общества и правам человека (СПЧ РФ). О подписании соответствующего указа информирует пресс-служба Кремля. Согласно документу, для решения текущих вопросов деятельности ...

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via Putin - Google News on 2/11/13

Vladimir Putin - What a Guy
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"The humiliation of Akhmed Bilalov, 42," wrote the Guardian, "stamped the president's authority over the 2014 Sochi Games and underlined the importance [Putin] attaches to the global event he hopes will show how far Russia has come since the Soviet ...

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Путин: Проект обновленной концепции внешней политики РФ представлен в Кремль
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"В общем виде цели, задачи и пути реализации стратегической линии нашей страны в мировых делах отражены в проекте обновленной концепции внешней политики РФ, которая представлена в администрацию президента", - сказал Путин на встрече с сотрудниками МИД.

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via NEWSru.com on 2/11/13
Под руководством действующего главы РФ, страна приобрела 570 тонн драгоценного металла, став крупнейшим покупателем золота в мире. При этом по общему объему запасов золота Россия только восьмая.

via NEWSru.com on 2/11/13
Больше сотни воров в законе решили лететь в Арабские Эмираты на одном авиалайнере, чтобы продемонстрировать небывалое единство и мощь клана Деда Хасана после убийства его главаря. В ОАЭ они прилетят по туристическим визам, оформленным через московскую турфирму. А уже там "туристы" намерены заняться делами и "короновать" десять новичков.

via NEWSru.com on 2/11/13
Рем Вяхирев скончался на 79-м году жизни, сообщили источники в газовой отрасли. Он возглавил предприятие сразу после его создания в начале девяностых, с июня 2001-го по июнь 2002 года Вяхирев возглавлял совет директоров.

via WSJ.com: World News on 1/13/13
Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez is conscious, a severe lung infection he suffered has come under control and the evolution of his health is "favorable," the Venezuelan government said.

via WSJ.com: World News on 1/23/13
European leaders criticized U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's promise to renegotiate his country's relationship with the European Union and let the British people vote on the outcome, creating potential hurdles to his plan.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

2.10.13 - Mike Nova's starred items

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via The Wall Street Journal's Facebook Wall by The Wall Street Journal on 2/5/13
New York is the 27th most expensive city out of 131 cities worldwide. Here's why it's still considered a relative bargain: http://on.wsj.com/WNdgXS

Credit: Noah Rabinowitz for the WSJ

via The Wall Street Journal's Facebook Wall by The Wall Street Journal on 2/6/13
"Spies rely on psychology far more than they do on technology," writes J.C. Carleson, an undercover CIA officer for nine years. Here she offers four CIA secrets that can boost your career: http://on.wsj.com/YRjh8M

Photo: President Obama with counterterrorism expert John Brennan, his nominee to be the next CIA director.
Credit: Reuters

via The Wall Street Journal's Facebook Wall by The Wall Street Journal on 2/7/13
The next U.S. presidential election is still years away, but Sen. Marco Rubio is already seen as a potential Republican front runner. http://on.wsj.com/YHqlkw

Photo: Time Magazine

via The Wall Street Journal's Facebook Wall by The Wall Street Journal on 2/8/13
A "potentially historic" blizzard is shutting down air travel, schools and weekend plans in the Northeast. How is the storm affecting you?
http://on.wsj.com/WEzzgY

Courtesy: NOAA

via The Wall Street Journal's Facebook Wall by The Wall Street Journal on 2/8/13
Think the U.S. is getting a lot of snow? In this photo, a man works on 'Jacob,' Germany's biggest snowman. http://on.wsj.com/14YSgAJ

Will you be affected by the blizzard? How are you preparing for it?

Photo: European Pressphoto Agency

via The New York Times's Facebook Wall by The New York Times on 2/9/13
Where do you look to find signs of love? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Ken Johnson highlights notable manifestations of love in art in New York City: http://nyti.ms/12cNfjL

Photo: Bethesda Fountain’s “Angel of the Waters,” by Emma Stebbins (Credit: Linda Rosier for The New York Times)

via The New York Times's Facebook Wall by The New York Times on 2/10/13
Quotation of the Day: "I think it is fair to say we were very lucky." — Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, on the storm’s effect on New York City.

Thanks to our readers for Instagramming the storm. Browse a collection of snowy pictures: http://nyti.ms/YOTM4g


After the Big Snowstorm, the Struggle to Dig Out
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Emergency crews in the Northeast continued to work Sunday to restore power to the region and to clear highways after a storm dumped more than three feet of snow in some areas.

via The Guardian's Facebook Wall by The Guardian on 2/10/13
Valentine's Day: let's hear it for Hollywood's odd couples

Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine – romcoms used to be anything but bland

http://gu.com/p/3dt3d?CMP=NECNETTXT766

Photograph: BFI

via The Guardian's Facebook Wall by The Guardian on 2/10/13
Visit Hemingway's Paris: cocktails, dancing, and all that jazz

Visit the 1920s Paris of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises (now on in a new theatre adaption in London) with a visit to the author's favourite cafes and jazz clubs

http://gu.com/p/3dg55?CMP=NECNETTXT766

Photograph: Alamy


 

via Gay News - New York - Links's Facebook Wall by Gay News - New York - Links on 1/28/13
Gay News Review: NYT: President Obama’s elevating inaugural message on gay rights needs legal follow-through | Puerto Rico to have new hate crime laws to protect gays - Gay Star News

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The phrase that made the history:
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Gay News Review: NYT: President Obama’s elevating inaugural message on gay rights needs legal follow-through | Puerto Rico to have new hate crime laws to protect gays - Gay Star News

via Gay News - New York - Links's Facebook Wall by Gay News - New York - Links on 2/2/13
BEHAVIOR AND LAW - General, Forensic, Military and Prison Psychiatry News: Military Suicidology - Draft Notes

BEHAVIOR AND LAW - General, Forensic, Military and Prison Psychiatry News: Military Suicidology - Draft Notes: Military Suicidology - Draft …


BEHAVIOR AND LAW - General, Forensic, Military and Prison Psychiatry News: Military Suicidology - Draft Notes

via Gay News - New York - Links's Facebook Wall by Gay News - New York - Links on 2/2/13
BEHAVIOR AND LAW - General, Forensic, Military and Prison Psychiatry News: American Psychiatry At The Crossroads

BEHAVIOR AND LAW - General, Forensic, Military and Prison Psychiatry News: American Psychiatry At The Crossroads: American Psychiatry At …


BEHAVIOR AND LAW - General, Forensic, Military and Prison Psychiatry News: American Psychiatry At The Crossroads

via Gay News - New York - Links's Facebook Wall by Gay News - New York - Links on 2/3/13

First Openly Gay Racehorse To Compete Sunday
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As controversy swirls around thoroughbred Ship's Captain, the horse's trainer says people should focus on the horse's abilities, not its sexuality.

via Gay News - New York - Links's Facebook Wall by Gay News - New York - Links on 2/8/13

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Lobby card for "Les Titans" ... "Arrivano i titani" "My Son, The Hero" ... with Serge Nubret (cobalt-blue) and Giuliano Gemma (blond) ... Peplum Channel says: "The photo on this lobby card was in black & white and before printing it they added color to it except for...Serge Nubret's body. They definitely thought because he's black that he didn't need any color. Oy. Ridiculous."

via Gay News - New York - Links's Facebook Wall by Gay News - New York - Links on 2/8/13

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The Colossus of Rhodes has always been a highly charged homoerotic symbol ... he stands rigid and tall as the mountains ... his head in the clouds as he spreads his legs for ships to pass between his legs like toy boats in a bathtub ...

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 America's Foreign Policy in a Changing World (It's the End of the World As We ... - Huffington Post - Sunday, February 10, 2013
 

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America's Foreign Policy in a Changing World (It's the End of the World As We ...
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Secretary Clinton's departure from Foggy Bottom last week prompted the foreign policy community to partake in what's become a regular transition tradition: debating America's role in the world and offering up a rash of "grand strategies" to influence ...