Japan outlines plans to end nuclear crisis within 9 months

The operator of Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant intends to completely shutdown the crippled reactors in the next six to nine months. It also plans to sell off assets to compensate affected families.

Good Morning, this is very good news Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) the Daiichi plant seems to be a really troublesome issue to repair. I was looking at the news and I needed a translator because I under estimated the problems facing your nation. I have noticed the needs of the victims some are shown using their vehicles to carry supplies such containers, did the citizens of this nuclear crisis want to be affected by the reactors? so many questions need to be asked but I will leave it for the journalist.

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Me though in life's sequester'd vale

ME THOUGH in life's sequester'd vale

The Almighty Sire ordain'd to dwell,

Remote from glory's toilsome ways,

And the great scenes of public praise;

Yet let me still with grateful pride

Remember how my infant frame

He temper'd with prophetic flame,

And early music to my tongue supplied.

'Twas then my future fate he weigh'd,

And, this be thy concern, he said,

At once with Passion's keen alarms,

And Beauty's pleasurable charms,

And sacred Truth's eternal light,

To move the various mind of Man ;

Till, under one unblemish'd plan,

His Reason, Fancy, and his Heart unite.
-Mark Akenside


No new PlayStation, Xbox until 2014?

Cnn - Best Buy will be adding "dedicated" games sales clerks as well as gaming desks to their retail outlets solely for the purpose of expanding their video games department.

In a presentation, Best Buy senior vice president Chris Homeister described the initiative as a "gaming transformation" and a "drive toward number one industry position" in the video games market.

According to company data, Best Buy is currently behind retailers GameStop and Walmart when it comes to revenue from the games department. By adding "dedicated, informed, and engaged employees focused only on gaming," Best Buy hopes to turn the tables.

The new dedicated employees will be responsible for pushing what Homeister calls a "virtuous cycle," encouraging consumers to preorder and purchase not only the retail games, but also "exclusive digital add-ons" that then add trade-in points that customers can use towards another pre-order or purchase. Although, unlike GameStop, these trade-in points can be used towards any line of product within Best Buy's catalog.

The new expanded game departments will mostly take advantage of the shrinking music department, allowing more space for better dedication to video games.


Ziggy Marley Letter: Why 4/20 Matters

As 4/20 is celebrated today, Ziggy Marley, musician and eldest son of reggae pioneer Bob Marley, shares exclusively with Billboard.com what the cannabis-centered holiday means to him. Read his open letter, which sheds light on 4/20's musical tie-in and the advocacy efforts of marijuana legalization.



I just found out that my grandmother passed away in a distant place, she was very close to me but I didn't

really know about her whereabouts. The latest news is that we are the only remainining individuals who are directly

related, I found out about the news shortly after my mother asked if I could get in contact with her oldest son. Nobody

has gone to meet him but i'm part of the family and have been told what happened. I last heard from her some months ago

the weather was sizzling, I could tell something was wrong it's only that I had a job working part-time so I enjoyed speaking

to her because I have not seen her for a very long time. It was in 2001 that she visited us in our apartment she was looking

forward to greeting everyone and watching me finish university. Now that i've heard what happened I felt something was

wrong because i've been listening to my own mother and thinking about what she could be going through as a single woman. My uncle explained to me that she was in a hospital and her age was seventy eight. This was a person that liked to see the family grow, she helped me start school we would sometimes go to the store in Nairobi lately though it hasn't come close

to measuring up to that act. I just recall a few moments and became overly emotional expecially after the election trials

happening. I don't know about spreading the message the way I have done in the last few days, while sitting down I thought to

let everyone know how I felt. She was frankly very old and asking for medical attention because nobody was around to see

her go to church and make a living. I have been following up on the news it seem like I may not understand my mother tongue which I let people know i'm only able to speak with the family. My late grandma visited Boston and appreciated seeing me and my family when next to home in Nairobi. To my recollection I don't know how many people are going through Kenya knowing what is happening around the world, it's not my business how they feel I don't want to forget anyone. I should have gone to see her, I called my family and asked them a few questions they are very poor and need a mechanic to make repairs. In Europe where I stopped to before arriving for my visit I purchased newspapers, there was really no need to do all that listening to music as I traveled through Schipol. I witnessed various films of the Mau Mau rebellion which is behind Kenya. When I stayed in my house during the daytime I would look at news and wonder about growing up black in America. So I hope that her journey wherever she was going was pleasant because I only witnessed her leave her home one time I think she raised them well. Other times I would see old movies of the Mau Mau rebellion prisoners being taken along for the ride, it didn't occur to me how depressing the rural areas looked few business along the road, it's possible to see the village we frequently visited in the summer, my grandma picked the perfect moment to lay on the ground and make us proud. I am going to miss her because of her work ethic which was normal, I could ask her anything after sweating through the night in the bedroom. Listen black this is a close relative I was coming home to close the door, if your behind me just know that she was very dear to me.

World Bank president: 'One shock away from crisis'

The president of the World Bank has warned that the world is "one shock away from a full-blown crisis".


Send Your Message of Support to Japan

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Dutch Government To Outlaw File-Sharing and Block The Pirate Bay

Traditionally, The Netherlands has been one of the most lenient countries when it comes to the sharing of copyrighted material on the Internet, but...


Government workers face the shutdown prospect of being deemed nonessential

At least 800,000 federal workers could get an e-mail or phone call on Friday telling them they are “nonessential.” Just like that, the government can get along fine without them.


U.N. troops surround Gbagbo's "last defenders"

U.N. peacekeepers have surrounded the "last defenders" of Ivory Coast incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo, France said on Thursday, after a week of heavy fighting to unseat him.


Sony CEO casually mentions he's supplying cameras to Apple

Yeah okay Ceo sony does offer unique products. Let's not forget the point that the media was trying to make about their products. I for instance went shopping for a camera once upon a time, and found a gadget which didn't give advice about it's specifications. So just because he's trying it with Steve Jobs makes Sony not look so great at designing cool material.


Butler’s English bulldog mascot Blue 2 is the darling of the Final Four

Blue became something of a celebrity during last year's Final Four, ... Compare that with last year's Final Four, when the high was 19000 views.