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Cynthia Kelly

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 _"'This is Russia, this is not Russia,' tweeted the Canadian Nato delegation, with a map demarcating Russian and Ukrainian territories, after Moscow claims that Russian paratroopers arrested in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday had got lost and wandered into the country accidentally._

'Geography can be tough,' they added.

Hours later, after the Canadian map had gone viral on Twitter, Russia's Nato delegation responded with a tweet of their own."

- IBT Times

#news   #twitter   #nato   #arctic   #canada   #russia   #politics   #worldnews   #ukraine  

Canada and Russia in Twitter Spat Amidst Rising Tensions Over Arctic Oil

Putin reveals ambitions in oil-rich Arctic after Canada mocks Russia on Twitter.

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"The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has hit back at accusations that he has effectively invaded Ukraine, accusing Ukrainian forces of behaving like Nazis in the conflict in the east and ominously threatening to take his standoff with the west into the disputed Arctic.

And he made a pointed reference to the Arctic, which with its bounteous energy reserves and thawing waterways is emerging as a new potential conflict between Russia and its western rivals. "Our interests are concentrated in the Arctic. And of course we should pay more attention to issues of development of the Arctic and the strengthening of our position," Putin told a youth camp outside Moscow."

via +The Guardian 

#news   #arctic   #canada   #ukraine   #unitedstates   #politics   #speeches   #russia   #putin  

Putin likens Ukraine's forces to Nazis and threatens standoff in the Arctic

Russian president hits back at invasion accusations as Nato accuses Kremlin of 'blatant violation' of Ukraine's sovereignty

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Allegedly disruptive passenger charged after American Airlines flight from Miami to Paris is diverted to Boston.

#news   #airtravel   #oddities  

Second plane diverts after passenger dispute over reclining seat

Allegedly disruptive passenger charged after American Airlines flight from Miami to Paris is diverted to Boston

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"The Denver Police Department is looking to equip 800 officers with body cameras in 2015.

In an interview with the Denver Post, Denver Police Chief Robert White said that body-mounted cameras would serve as an impartial record, protecting those who make legitimate complaints, and shielding officers from false claims of excessive force.

"Citizens should know officers are being held accountable," White told the newspaper. "The only officers who would have a problem with body cameras are bad officers."

- Huffington Post

#news   #denver   #police   #technews  

Denver Police Chief: Only Bad Cops Fear Wearing Body Cams

The Denver Police Department is looking to equip 800 officers with body cameras in 2015.

In an interview with the Denver Post, Denver Police Chief Robert White said that body-mounted cameras would serve as an impartial record, protecting those who...

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"China has warned the United States to end its military surveillance flights near Chinese territory, refuting claims by Washington that a Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane last week."

#news   #China   #US   #politics   #military   #closeencounters  

Stop spy flights, China warns the U.S.

China warns the U.S. to end its military surveillance flights near Chinese territory, refuting claims by the White House that a Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane last week.

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"It comes with a pull-down menu that lets you easily switch users, put the browser to guest mode or launch an incognito tab on Windows, Mac or Linux."

#Chrome   #technews   #browsers   #privacy  

Chrome update lets you share your browser, not your history

If you typically share your computer and your browser with a sibling, a roomie or a friend who has no respect for your privacy, this latest Google Chrome

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"You can now record Xbox One game clips directly from the SmartGlass application, making the process easier for gamers who, for example, have a Kinect-less console."

#xboxone   #xbox   #xbox360   #gaming   #microsoft   #smartglass  

Microsoft now lets you record gameplay with Xbox One SmartGlass

Microsoft has been working hard to make Xbox One SmartGlass more useful and appealing for users, and it's doing a great job so far. The most recent

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"The 360-square foot apartment can be morphed into some two dozen different configurations with sliding panels mounted on ceiling tracks. Slide one panel to reveal a kitchen as tight and tidy as a ship’s galley, slide another to open a laundry room, lift a tabletop to uncover a spa full-size bathtub. “So the idea is almost like a time-based design,” explains Chang in the video, “Instead of me moving from one room to the other, I don’t move, actually, the home moves for me.”"
-Medium

#architecture   #architecturephotography   #architects   #building   #hongkong   #tinyhomes  

The Micro-Dwellings of Hong Kong

From chicken-wire cages to glassed-in galleys, designers are working to make the city’s tiniest spaces livable

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Every Time You Buy Something, This App (Acorns) Invests a Few Pennies on Wall Street

"Acorns has been called the Tinder of investing. Just as Tinder made online dating as easy as swiping left or right, so too has Acorns simplified the often tedious and complex process of investing. But that doesn’t mean the investment strategy is any less sophisticated. The portfolios were designed with help from Dr. Harry Markowitz, a Nobel Prize winner, who is commonly referred to as the father of modern portfolio theory. Jeff met Dr. Markowitz through a friend who was a student of his at the University of California, San Diego."
-WIRED

#investing   #wallstreet   #acorns   #apps   #stocks  

Every Time You Buy Something, This App Invests a Few Pennies on Wall Street | Business | WIRED

Acorns makes it easy for even those with minimal financial knowledge to start investing.

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My new haircut.

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Got a new haircut.

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Because they say they have more rubble than water.

#gaza   #icebucketchallenge  

Gaza Supporters Tweak Ice Bucket Challenge, Use Rubble Instead

ISTANBUL — It seems like everyone is dumping ice water on their head these days for a cause. The ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS has gone viral, raising nearly $80 million and attracting participants from Steven Spielberg to Geo...

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US launches reconnaissance flights over #Syria

Drones and unmanned flights lay groundwork for extending US air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.

#news   #ISIS   #US   #politics  

US launches reconnaissance flights over Syria

Drones and unmanned flights lay groundwork for extending US air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq

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Good Deeds: Brad Pitt's Non-Profit 'Make It Right' Is Building Solar-Powered Homes for Native Americans

"Fort Deck, MT, home to the Sioux and the Assiniboine nations. According to an announcement, the non-profit has partnered with the tribes to build 20 super green homes for residents whose income levels are at or below 60 percent the area’s mean income, with a percentage of the homes reserved for seniors and disabled veterans."

via +EcoWatch 

#news   #solar   #renewableenergy   #contruction   #bradpitt   #nonprofit   #makeitright   #gooddeeds   #nativeamericans   #montana   #sioux   #assiniboine   #housing  

Find Out Which Celebrity Is Building Solar-Powered Homes for Native Americans

The non-profit has partnered with the tribes to build 20 super green homes for residents

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Iceland has issued a red alert to the aviation industry for the Bardarbunga volcano, meaning significant ash emissions are likely.

#volcano   #iceland   #news   #nature   #weather   #geology  

via +BBC News 

Iceland issues volcano red alert

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James Foley's execution is "attack on our country," White House says

"When the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (known as ISIS or ISIL) executed American journalist James Foley, it represented an "attack on our country," a White House official Ben Rhodes told reporters Friday."

via +CBS News 

#news   #ISIS   #ISIL   #politics   #terrorism   #whitehouse  

James Foley's execution is "attack on our country," White House says

Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes says the execution of an American journalist represents a terrorist attack against the U.S.

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Unidentified war planes attack #Tripoli again

"Unidentified war planes attacked positions of an armed faction in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, residents and local media said."

via +Reuters 

#Libya   #libyaconflict   #news  

Unidentified war planes attack Tripoli again

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"The rally is scheduled to begin at midday. It comes five weeks after Eric Garner was stopped for selling loose cigarettes and placed in a chokehold.

Garner's widow urged the crowd to march in peace toward justice.

Activists want criminal charges brought against the offices involved."

via +The Associated Press 

#news   #newyork   #ericgarner   #alsharpton   #protest   #activism  

News from The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Rev. Al Sharpton is stressing the importance of keeping violence out of a New York City rally over the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. Sharpton made his remarks Saturday morning at the Mt. Sinai United Christian Church on Staten Island.

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US President and Angela Merkel said the conflict 'has continued to deteriorate' since Malaysian airliner was downed by pro-Russian rebels.

#news   #ukraine   #russia   #obama   #merkel  

Barack Obama warns of 'dangerous escalation' in Ukraine - Telegraph

US President and Angela Merkel said the conflict 'has continued to deteriorate' since Malaysian airliner was downed by pro-Russian rebels

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