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  • Kids Suffer in Divorce Also

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    Open up any newspaper in almost any area of the country and one of the top ten stories will likely be about how a divorce went bad and ended up with an ex-spouse, children or everyone dead. Divorce can be traumatic and devasting on everyone involved — especially the children.

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  • Africa: The New “Great Game”?

    Francois Hollande by Mathieu Delmestre @flickr

    At the beginning of his term, French President Francois Hollande indicated a desire to embark on a so-called policy of disengagement in Africa, announcing in his first big speech on African policy in October 2012 that “the time of Françafrique is over”. But just a few months later, the President dispatched 4,000 French troops to …

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    Aspiring models — and parents of potential models — will be watching Miss Universe pageant closely on January 25. Possibly the pinnacle of modeling will take place in Miami on that night. Glued to the television will be girls that one day want to be a model as well as parents who think their precious, …

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  • The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer Documentary Opens NYJFF 2015

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    The 24th New York Jewish Film Festival 2015 (NYJFF 2015) Opening Night U.S. Premiere documentary THE MUSES OF ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER, by Israeli directors Asaf Galay and Shaul Betser, commenced Wednesday, January 14, 4:00pm and 8:45pm at the Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center. The Q&A session immediately followed with directors Galay and Betser …

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  • Fashion Model Review — Victor Vargas

    Victor at New York Fashion Week (Victor Vargas)

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    For the past 12 weeks, the 96 percent German city of Dresden has been host to weekly marches under the banner of a xenophobic group called Pegida, short for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West. After a massive 15,000-strong protest that took place on December 15 that put Pegida on policymakers’ radars, January …

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  • Problems of Vietnamese labor force

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  • Get a Discount on Stress This Shopping Season – Or Next

    Well, it’s Christmas week. A magical time of year. A recent poll by Gallup shows that the actual days — Thanksgiving and Christmas — are two of the happiest days. In 2013, over 69 percent and 63 percent of respondents reported they felt a great deal of happiness and very little worry on each of …

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  • How to Know Which E-cig Liquid is Best for Vaping

     

     If you’ve just discovered the vaping universe, you know it isn’t difficult to become confused by the selections of devices and accessories available. Take heart. It’s not as hard as you might imagine.

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  • Hostages: ransom or not, we must always negotiate

    In a recent interview with the New York Times, Barack Obama criticised the French government for paying ransoms to secure the release of its citizens. François Hollande was quick to deny the accusations, without going quite as far as to lift the veil on the necessary secrecy surrounding negotiations to free hostages.

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  • French politics: Le fail

    Élysée palace, Paris by Christoph Schrey @flickr

    Recent news of Walt Disney’s €1 billion bailout of Disneyland Paris, aimed at keeping the kingdom of magic alive, raises many questions about France’s persistent financial woes. After all, if even the magical land of Mickey Mouse, which has barely been able to turn a profit throughout its 22 year existence, is unable to stand …

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  • How to Turn Digital Images Into a Home Made Photo Album for Christmas

    It’s the holiday season again and you’re faced with what to give everyone. With tablets, laptops and Smart phones, everyone has already seen the images you’ve taken this past year. But what about great-grandma who may not have a tablet or the technical skills to use a laptop? Could you use a little creativity to …

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  • Prosthetic 3D Printing Marks Medical Advance

    3D printing has advanced past the stage of growing ears on mice. Some body parts are able to be printed up, implanted and function about as good as the original — including arms.

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  • Another Obnoxious List of What I’m Thankful for This Thanksgiving

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  • Medical Negligence in the California Spotlight as Physicans Face Mandatory Drug Testing

    A California proposition to randomly drug-test physicians is stealing the thunder from the medical negligence measure it was attached to and drug-reform advocates have risen up against it. Proposition 46, which initially centered on increasing the non-economic “pain and suffering” damages in medical negligence claims and lawsuits from $250,000 to $1.1 million.

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  • Baby Pictures, HIPAA Laws and Starry-Eyed Parents

    In medicine, when it comes to bureaucracy gone berserk, things aren’t like they used to be. Cute collages of baby pictures on your doctors wall used to be the rage in pediatrician’s offices. Now, thanks to bureaucrats, they will be seen less and less and, in their place, faceless images of landscapes or make-believe snapshots …

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  • Japan is in “recession,” but there is no need to freak out

    What people see when they look at recent GDP data (Source: Reuters/VOA).

    For the second quarter in a row, Japan’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) shrank, putting the country into a technical recession. With GDP expected to grow an annualized 2 percent between July and September, the 1.6 percent contraction came as a surprise. The consumption tax hike in April has lowered consumer spending, causing the economy to …

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  • Bath Community Hospital Board Has a Theme Song by Fleetwood Mac

     Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs, Virginia, has a board of directors whose collective noses have been growing for a while. This afternoon, in downtown Hot Springs, there is a scheduled “Rally in the Valley” to show the citizens’ disdain for the way the board has managed the hospital.

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  • Should Someone Warn Bath Community Hospital’s Board Not to Drop the Soap in the Shower?

    Sixteen million dollars is more than I make in three weeks. I imagine it’s possible that it’s more than you make in three weeks also.

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  • Bonehead Move by Bath Community Hospital’s Board Triggers Historical Event

     

    Growing up in Hot Springs, Virginia, I believe there were three things that were impossible to do. Ruffle Hugh Gwin’s feathers, anger Edna Helmintoller and stage a protest where more than … well, where anyone would show up.

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  • What the Dresden anti-Islam marches say about Europe’s fraying unity

    via flickr, (c) strassenstriche.net

    For the past 12 weeks, the 96 percent German city of Dresden has been host to weekly marches under the banner of a xenophobic group called Pegida, short for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West. After a massive 15,000-strong protest that took place on December 15 that put Pegida on policymakers’ radars, January …

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  • French politics: Le fail

    Élysée palace, Paris by Christoph Schrey @flickr

    Recent news of Walt Disney’s €1 billion bailout of Disneyland Paris, aimed at keeping the kingdom of magic alive, raises many questions about France’s persistent financial woes. After all, if even the magical land of Mickey Mouse, which has barely been able to turn a profit throughout its 22 year existence, is unable to stand …

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  • Broken promises – the sad tale of Greek football

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    The suspension of the Greek Super League along with the matches of other team sports on September 29, following the death of a football fan after being crushed in violent clashes during a third division football match, comes as another blow to the troubled country that just can’t seem to get a break. Violence in …

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  • What if Putin was right?

    Following the recent events in Crimea, President Vladimir Putin continues to insist on the neo-Nazi threat, not just in Ukraine but throughout Europe. He expressed these concerns at a meeting with chief rabbis from Europe and Israel, where he reaffirmed that the revival of fascist and neo-Nazi ideas was a dangerous trend that needed to …

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  • The day Brussels mattered

    Juncker calling the shots - via Flickr (europeancouncil)

    Let’s face it – the European Union is not particularly known for its efficiency in fast decision-making. Rather, the European way of doing things is best described as a cocktail of long caffeinated summits stretching far into the early hours of the morning, followed by intense hand wringing over how best to reconcile the various …

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  • In Ukraine, Poroshenko should not run for President

    Why is Petro Poroshenko eyeing Ukraine? via Wikimedia Commons

    What is Putin up to? The Russian President surprised international audiences on Wednesday by calling upon the separatists of Eastern Ukraine to suspend a referendum seeking autonomy, which was due this Sunday. His speech fell on deaf ears unfortunately, as the pro-Russian separatists decided on Thursday to go ahead with the referendum, dashing all hopes …

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  • Is US worldwide credibility waning?

    “Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower, and when conflicts break out, one way or another we get pulled into them”, remarked President Obama during a nuclear security summit in 2010.  Four years on however, we are witnessing a worrying tendency in US foreign policy: the military superpower has turned …

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  • Is the Western media right to bash Viktor Orbán’s electoral reform?

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    Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, is no sweetheart of the European media. He has swayed against the current by implementing policies that have been dubbed populist and nationalistic. The latest bout comes over a newly enacted electoral reform, which will be put to the test in next month’s parliamentarian election, where Orbán is expected to …

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  • Sochi: The Security Olympics

     

    “I call on you, every mujahid to disrupt this Satanic dancing on the bones of our ancestors”. As the world is gearing up for the Winter Olympic Games, set to start this Friday in the subtropical resort of Sochi, so is Doku Umarov. He is the self-proclaimed emir (leader) of the Caucasus Emirate, a …

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  • Activists Fear Russian Overreach after Olympic Terror Concerns

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    Following the double suicide bombing in Volvograd last month and the outbursts of violence that have killed and wounded several members of Russia’s security forces in the North Caucus region of Daghestan over the past weeks, Russia’s security forces are on high alert. Authorities fear that terrorists may target the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in …

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  • Latvia Reluctantly Joins the Eurozone

    Protestors at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt (Eoghan OLionnain)

    Fireworks exploded overhead and couples embraced in Riga, Latvia’s capital city, as Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis withdrew a €10 banknote early Wednesday morning to mark the country’s adoption of the Euro. The small Baltic state of just over 2 million inhabitants is the 18th country to join Europe’s monetary union and the second in the …

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  • Europe Must Play Long Game in Ukraine

    Protestors in Kiev, Ukraine (photo credit: Ivan Bandura via flickr http://bit.ly/J6oKTB)

    Hundreds of thousands of pro-Europe protestors have flooded into Kiev’s old city to protest against President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to delay the signing of a landmark Association Agreement and free trade deal with the European Union last month. Protestors rightly believe that only rapprochement with the EU can modernise the country’s political and economic system. …

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    Small Irish village (photo credit: Irish Jaunt)

    Moneygall Ireland is an unassuming village of just over 350 in County Offaly, Ireland. Since 2011, however, the blink-and-you-miss-it town on the R445 between Dublin and Limerick has become infamous across the country as the birthplace of U.S. President Barack Obama’s maternal great-great-great grandfather. The anecdotal story that made headlines around the world perfectly encapsulates …

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  • Danish Fighting to Keep Mink off EU Black List

    North American Mink (Ben Salter via flickr http://bit.ly/IiNN53)

    Danish government lobbyists are busy at work in Brussels. A new European Commission proposal seeking to ban non-native plants and animals in the EU might include the North American mink. The semiaquatic carnivore is prized for its fur and heavily farmed in Denmark. Its introduction to Europe, however, has been linked to declines in European …

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  • Is Europe Hiding Behind Tymoshenko?

    Germany's Angela Merkel and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in June 2011 (European People's Party)

    In just two weeks, Europe’s heads of state will meet in Vilnius, Lithuania for the Eastern Partnership Summit. It was hoped that the summit would culminate a push by the small Baltic state Lithuania, which currently holds the Council presidency, to build closer ties with the European Union’s Eastern neighbours, particularly Ukraine. The EU’s largest …

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  • Deciphering Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Glyn Lowe)

    Late last month, a seemingly inconsequential remark by Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel was largely glossed over by the mainstream media. In the world of undecipherable Euro-jargon, however, her words carry very important significance.

    In Brussels on October 25th, Merkel told reporters that she doesn’t, “see any automaticity between top candidates and the filling of posts.” …

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  • Putin’s Precarious Title

    President Putin Climbing a Wall (Cea)

    Forbes released its sensational annual list of the “most powerful” people in the world yesterday. Typically, the top spot is reserved for the sitting US president, but this year, for the first time ever, Russia’s Vladimir Putin has taken the coveted title. The last time the US president saw himself knocked off his pedestal was …

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    Turkey's President Erdogan (openDemocracy)

    This month, the European Union’s candidate countries anxiously awaited the release of a set of Commission reports that would assess the progress they’d made towards coveted membership. The reports set the tone for negotiations over the coming year and conclusions can make or break membership hopes. Having launched its official application to join the EU …

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    EU Commissioner Stefan Füle (EUICBG)

    On Wednesday, in a political exercise akin to A-level results day, the European Union’s candidate countries anxiously awaited the release of progress reports that would assess the headway they’d made towards coveted membership. Only months after Croatia became the EU’s 28th Member State, the results made clear that Brussels has no intention of adding a …

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  • Aging Populations in Eastern Europe Pose Challenges for Policy Makers

    Elderly woman on bench (by Ed Yourdon CC BY-SA 2.0)

    The aging of populations in Europe is transforming economies and societies and sparking debate on issues ranging from pensions to healthcare. In Eastern Europe though, populations are still relatively young compared with their quickly aging counterparts in Western Europe, but falling birth rates, longer life expectancy and high levels of outward migration are expected to …

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  • “Hand-Painted Headphones for Haiti” Launch

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    Enigma Performing Arts Center of Haiti (EPAC Haiti) and Monster®, the world leader in high-performance personal audio have teamed up for the fundraising initiative “Hand Painted Headphones for Haiti” to raise money to construct EPAC Haiti, a 3,000 seat concert hall and state of the art convention center designed by Metropolitan Museum architect and Pritzker …

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  • The Seasons of our Discontent. A How-to Guide to Popular Uprisings

    Occupy Everything. Copyright annainaustin via Flickr

    The Arab Spring, the Turkish Summer, the Romanian Autumn, the Russian Winter. It seems that the four seasons have become a catchall term for democratic protest movements from around the world. Apart from sharing an annual equinox, what do all these demonstrations have in common? What are the basic ingredients needed for such a protest …

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  • The Maldives election: Democracy on the brink

    Back to square one? Mariyam Imad wonders what hopes remain for democracy.

    In the latest turn of events leading to the turbulent presidential elections in the Maldives, the Supreme Court has trampled on the prospects of democracy by postponing the Saturday 19 October vote. In previous weeks, the supposedly impartial body had already scrapped the …

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    Maldivians fight for votes, courts void them.

    The Supreme Court of the Maldives has overturned the first round of a tense presidential election following allegations of fraud. The undertakings of this supposedly neutral institution are raising concern among the international community and the Maldivian opposition. On September 24, it “indefinitely postponed” the election’s second-round runoff, …

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    Mariyam Imad wonders why half the inhabitants of this tropical paradise are still living a nightmare.

    The peaceful surface of the Maldives’ waters belies a brutal tradition of family violence and sexual abuse. The country is on the path to reform, but Maldivian women continue to endure oppression. On 28 September, they will march to …

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    As Maldivians head for the ballots this month, Mariyam Imad looks into some of the issues threatening these small islands, and the vast stakes around them.

     The Maldives is a nation of coral islands surfacing from a submarine mountain range 400 kilometers south of India. With a population of under 400,000, it is the smallest …

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    Back to square one? Mariyam Imad wonders what hopes remain for democracy.

    In the latest turn of events leading to the turbulent presidential elections in the Maldives, the Supreme Court has trampled on the prospects of democracy by postponing the Saturday 19 October vote. In previous weeks, the supposedly impartial body had already scrapped the …

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  • The Maldives election: Democracy disrupted

    Maldivians fight for votes, courts void them.

    The Supreme Court of the Maldives has overturned the first round of a tense presidential election following allegations of fraud. The undertakings of this supposedly neutral institution are raising concern among the international community and the Maldivian opposition. On September 24, it “indefinitely postponed” the election’s second-round runoff, …

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    As Maldivians head for the ballots this month, Mariyam Imad looks into some of the issues threatening these small islands, and the vast stakes around them.

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    Actor and film star Luke Carroll at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on July 9 2014 after his talk during NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week. (Clair Anderson)

    Luke Carroll has a longing for Australia’s acting scene to embrace cultural diversity.

    The actor’s notable career in the Australian film and television industry include playing Indigenous characters in Redfern now, Going Bush, Home And Away, Playschool, The Alice, Australian Rules and Stoned Bros.

    Carroll’s ambition is to take …

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    Aboriginal actor and Elder Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, ABC journalist Matt Peacock and the Prime Minister’s Chief Advisor on Indigenous affairs, Warren Mundine discuss John Pilger's latest film Utopia at the Sydney Opera House on 5th July 2014.

    Since visiting remote indigenous Australia for the 1985 documentary The Secret Country, journalist John Pilger was shocked to find that in 2013 little had changed – the conditions were just as grim.

    In his most recent film, Pilger documents the third-world conditions in a region north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. It is …

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