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9/17/2017

Police arrest teenager over London train attack, hunt for other potential suspects

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British police arrested an 18-year-old man in the ferry departure area of the port of Dover on Saturday on suspicion of being involved in the bombing of a London Underground train and were looking for more potential suspects on the loose.

9/11/2017

Millions vacate as Hurricane Irma strikes Florida Island

Daily Nation - One of the most powerful hurricanes ever to slam storm-prone Florida, Irma is threatening dangerous storm surges

This is why teens in Kenya are committing suicide

Daily Nation - “Some parents tend to compensate for their absence with money and material things - experience has shown that this is a recipe for disaster.”

9/09/2017

7 screenwriting tips from Aaron Sorkin

BBC - You might not have heard of Aaron Sorkin, but we're pretty sure you'll know his work.

9/08/2017

See how Miami's growth since 1992 puts thousands of new homes in Irma's path

CNN - The population of south Florida has grown considerably since the last Category 5 storm to hit the region, Hurricane Andrew, ravaged the coastal state in 1992.

9/05/2017

NASA’S DEPORTED ADVISER SAYS SUPREME COURT JUDGES COURAGEOUS

The US-based National Super Alliance (Nasa) consultant who was deported from Kenya days to the August 8 election has termed the Supreme Court ruling “a victory for the Kenyan people and democracy worldwide.”

9/01/2017

Uhuru disagrees with court ruling as Nasa demands purge

Daily Nation - He had won the annulled poll by 54 per cent, polling 8,203,290 votes against Mr Odinga's 6,762, 224 (44.74 per cent).

It’s back to square one as Court orders fresh poll

8/29/2017

Alexa be more human

C|net - Inside amazon's effort to make its voice assistant smarter, chattier and more like you.

8/27/2017

Mayweather, a Defensive Mastermind, Beats McGregor With His Fists

NY Times - He reddened McGregor’s face with a barrage of right-handed bombs, leading the referee to stop the fight a little more than a minute into the 10th round on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena.

Mayweather vs. McGregor: Highlights From Every Round

Dramatic Rescues Unfold All Across Waterlogged Houston

NY Times HOUSTON — The rain had begun to fall again on Sunday afternoon when there was a roar over Interstate 610. A Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter was hovering overhead, a rescuer and a resident joined together by a harness and arms.

Harvey Brings Catastrophic Floods to Houston; at Least Five Reported Dead

Hurricane Harvey in Photographs

8/22/2017

Divers search McCain's flooded compartments for 10 sailors

Navy Times - Navy and Marine Corps divers will enter flooded compartments on the USS John S. McCain to search for 10 sailors missing after the destroyer and an oil tanker collided in Southeast Asian waters, the 7th Fleet said Tuesday.

8/19/2017

We should move away from messiah leadership to structured democracy

Daily Nation - Watching the aftermath of our recent General Election, I was left pondering a phenomenon that appears after pretty every such event in these parts.

8/08/2017

Stream Damian Marley’s First New Solo Album in 12 Years ‘Stony Hill’ [LISTEN]

Stream Damian Marley’s First New Solo Album in 12 Years ‘Stony Hill’ [LISTEN]

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Obama's Message to Uhuru and Raila on Election Day

Former US President Barrack Obama on Monday night sent a chilling message to President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA Leader Raila Odinga asking them to...

8/05/2017

South African Airways 'is on verge of bankruptcy'

BBC News - South African Airways (SAA) has run out of money and is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, according to information given to the country's parliament.

Steve Harvey on Miss Universe Mishap: I Took a Bullet for a Lot of People

US Magazine - "I took a bullet for a lot of people and I'm a bright guy," Harvey, 60, told Us Weekly and other reporters during the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday, August 3. "I can read and I can hear. I read and I did what I was told to do."

Lorde 'So Gutted' After Lollapalooza 2017 Set Canceled Due to Weather

Mobb Deep Rapper Prodigy's Cause of Death Revealed as Accidental Choking

8/04/2017

Neymar’s £198m fee has distorted the market – now wait for the ripple effect

The Guardian - Neymar’s move to PSG from Barcelona will make him the first player in 85 years to more than double the previous transfer record. An already inflated environment will feel the consequences

7/29/2017

Chester Bennington's Widow: 'Now He Is Pain-Free'

"We had a fairytale life and now it has turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy," Talinda Bennington writes Cont'd

Al-Jazeera Says to Fight Any Bid to Shut Its Jerusalem Office

The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera news outlet on Thursday vowed a legal fight against Israel if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pursued plans to shut its ...

7/23/2017

Spicer out, Sanders and Scaramucci rise in Trump shake-up

Spicer remained loyal to Trump but frequently battled perceptions that he was not plugged in to what the president was thinking.

7/22/2017

Lobbyists cash in on dispute between Qatar, Saudi Arabia

Both sides hope to head off any punitive measures from Washington while seeking favorable terms in any American-brokered settlement.

10 New Artists You Need to Know: July 2017

Once again, we talked to 10 of the hottest artists who are climbing the charts, breaking the Internet or just dominating our office stereos. This month: K-pop sensation BTS, alt-rockers Missio, worldwide dance smash Jonas Blue and more.

7/16/2017

U.S. threads needle of politics to run air war against ISIS from base in Qatar

(Tampa Bay Times) From his office on the largest U.S. military base in the Middle East, Air Force Maj. Gen. David Nahom can look out his window into a cavernous room with banks of screens and find the position of any aircraft in the region.

Trump and Macron, once cast as adversaries, show they have much in common

Washington Post Both are political outsiders holding their first elective positions and relish having defied their countries’ main political parties, and they maintain contentious relationships with the media. Both have pledged to dramatically shake up the establishment and rid their capitals of power players and bureaucrats who have long wielded influence. Both have stressed business-friendly policies and promised to roll back regulations.

7/14/2017

Police Officers to Get 100 Percent Salary Increase From July

A secret report has revealed details of President Uhuru Kenyatta's new plan before the upcoming August General Election. According to the leaked document...

6/29/2017

Cambodian Sneaker Factory Workers Suffer Mass Faintings

Sole Collector - Women working at Nike, Asics and Puma factories fall victim.

Jubilee and NASA in war over manifesto

Standard Media - The Opposition alliance in a statement said Jubilee was only unable to explain to Kenyans why it had not fulfilled the promises it made to them in the 2013 election blueprint, saying the document launched on Monday mirrored majority of the failed promises.

5/07/2017

Facebook is opening a new wind-powered data center in Texas

Business Insider - Facebook broke ground today at a new data center in Fort Worth, Texas. The company says it will invest at least $500 million in the project.

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4/03/2017

Chinese want to make sure Xi dodges 'embarrassments' with the impulsive Donald Trump

The Chinese want to make sure Xi dodges 'embarrassments' with Trump

When Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump convene in Palm Beach, Florida, this week, don't expect any intimate, behind-the-scenes moments.

3/11/2017

Trump’s travel ban impacts air travel, threatens US tourism

Yahoo Finance - On March 6, President Donald Trump signed an executive order revising the controversial travel ban he issued on Jan. 27 that banned refugees and people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US. At the ITB travel fair in Berlin on Thursday, Emirates President Tim Clark revealed that...

2/19/2017

Why Raila Odinga’s bag of tricks will backfire this season of deceit

Why Raila Odinga’s bag of tricks will backfire this season of deceit
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2/10/2017

1992 Acura Integra GS-R - Racing Rarity

1992 Acura Integra GS-R - Racing Rarity: A 1992 Acura Integra GS-R is already a rare sight, but Robert Romero made his even more elusive by building it into the world's fastest 2nd gen. Integra.

Melissa McCarthy on SNL shows the power comedians have under a Trump presidency

Washington Post - "It feels like comedy is a weapon that we can use against them, that they don’t have,” says comedian Nikki Glaser.

2/08/2017

Deputy President William Ruto Makes Stop at Makutano Junction Causing Heavy Traffic

Kenyans.co.ke - Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday evening caused chaos on Mombasa road after his team decided to....

2/06/2017

S. Korea plans to tighten battery regulations post Note7 crisis

A government agency agreed with Samsung's view that faulty batteries caused the Note7 to overheat cont'd.

1/30/2017

Airport protests erupt across the U.S.

Dallas News - Thousands of people swarmed airports across the country on Saturday to protest Donald Trump's executive orders banning all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days and denying entry for 90 days to citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

1/27/2017

A Blue Valentine - Poem by Joyce Kilmer

(For Aline)

Monsignore,
Right Reverend Bishop Valentinus,
Sometime of Interamna, which is called Ferni,
Now of the delightful Court of Heaven,
I respectfully salute you,
I genuflect
And I kiss your episcopal ring.

It is not, Monsignore,
The fragrant memory of your holy life,
Nor that of your shining and joyous martyrdom,
Which causes me now to address you.
But since this is your august festival, Monsignore,
It seems appropriate to me to state
According to a venerable and agreeable custom,
That I love a beautiful lady.
Her eyes, Monsignore,
Are so blue that they put lovely little blue reflections
On everything that she looks at,
Such as a wall
Or the moon
Or my heart.
It is like the light coming through blue stained glass,
Yet not quite like it,
For the blueness is not transparent,
Only translucent.
Her soul's light shines through,
But her soul cannot be seen.
It is something elusive, whimsical, tender, wanton, infantile, wise
And noble.
She wears, Monsignore, a blue garment,
Made in the manner of the Japanese.
It is very blue --
I think that her eyes have made it more blue,
Sweetly staining it
As the pressure of her body has graciously given it form.
Loving her, Monsignore,
I love all her attributes;
But I believe
That even if I did not love her
I would love the blueness of her eyes,
And her blue garment, made in the manner of the Japanese.

Monsignore,
I have never before troubled you with a request.
The saints whose ears I chiefly worry with my pleas
are the most exquisite and maternal Brigid,
Gallant Saint Stephen, who puts fire in my blood,
And your brother bishop, my patron,
The generous and jovial Saint Nicholas of Bari.
But, of your courtesy, Monsignore,
Do me this favour:
When you this morning make your way
To the Ivory Throne that bursts into bloom with roses
because of her who sits upon it,
When you come to pay your devoir to Our Lady,
I beg you, say to her:
"Madame, a poor poet, one of your singing servants yet on earth,
Has asked me to say that at this moment he is especially grateful to you
For wearing a blue gown."

1/01/2017

Congo ruling party, opposition sign deal for Kabila to step down