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A South African man saved the life of a baby dolphin when he found it stranded ashore on Wednesday morning.

Kayaker rescues young dolphin off coast of Namibian beachand carry him back to sea

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By SisiBroad | June 10, 2016 12:10 am

A South African man saved the life of a baby dolphin when he found it stranded ashore on Wednesday morning. A young dolphin that found itself stranded on the beach was carried back to the ocean by Naude Dreyer, who owns a sea kayaking company based in the picturesque Walvis Bay in Namibia in Africa's south-west with his wife Katja [caption id="attachment_5359" ... MORE>>

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Afghanistan's Lapis Lazuli is a 'Conflict Mineral' Fueling War in the Country

Afghanistan’s Lapis Lazuli is a ‘Conflict Mineral’ Fueling War in the Country

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By SisiBroad | June 9, 2016 12:00 am

Afghanistan's mineral wealth is helping fuel the war that has long ravaged the country, with armed anti-government groups, including the Taliban, earning up to $20 million a year from illegal mining of lapis lazuli, a London-based corruption watchdog said on Monday. The total earned by armed groups in 2014 was $19.9 million, the group added, noting that a local strongman identified as ... MORE>>

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the Order of Friendship

RUSSIAN DIPLOMACY ON THE MOVE

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THEME:   WORLD

By Dan Bart | June 8, 2016 11:43 pm

In the situation of growing isolation of the Russian Federation Kremlin found a new way show its political will and independence. According to Russian information agencies Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a decree to award UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the Order of Friendship. "To award Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary-General, a national of the Republic of Korea, with the Order ... MORE>>

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“Edward Snowden showed we’ve inadvertently built the world’s largest surveillance network with the web,” said Mr. Kahle,

Web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s says ‘no censorship or centralised control’

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By Dan Bart | June 8, 2016 11:24 pm

Sir Tim said that a digital bill of rights should be introduced to ensure that the web should be accessible to all and the principles that have made it successful defended. Speaking in San Francisco this week, computer scientist and father of the internet Sir Tim Berners-Lee outlined a vision of how the internet could evolve, removing blocks, opening up access ... MORE>>

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TWITTER’S SELF-IMPOSED CENSORSHIP IN RUSSIA

TWITTER’S SELF-CENSORSHIP IN RUSSIA

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By | June 1, 2016 10:03 pm

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President Obama lifts Vietnam arms embargo that lasted 50 years

Vietnam vets support lifting of arms embargo, but human rights groups lament lost leverage

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THEME:   WORLD

By | May 23, 2016 9:22 pm

As President Obama lifts Vietnam arms embargo, human rights groups and U.S. lawmakers criticized President Obama for he gave up an important bargaining chip for pressuring Hanoi to improve its human rights record. “Even as it faces the glare of global attention with the U.S. president’s visit, the Vietnamese authorities, shamefully, are carrying out their repressive business as usual,” said Rafendi ... MORE>>

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A blue diamond set a record price for a jewel in auction when it went under the hammer for $US58 million ($80 million) in a Christie's sale in Geneva.

NEW RECORD. ‘OPPENHEIMER BLUE’ DIAMOND SELLS FOR $58 MILLION IN AUCTION RECORD

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By Dan Bart | May 20, 2016 11:17 pm

'Oppenheimer Blue' diamond is the most expensive jewel ever auctioned. Who could say no to this? The 14.62-carat stone, billed as the largest Vivid Blue diamond ever put up for auction, obliterated the Christie's pre-sale estimate range of between 38 million and 45 million Swiss francs. The stronger dollar and collapse in oil income for buyers in Russia and the Middle East ... MORE>>

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Mexico approves extradition to US of drug lord El Chapo if he won't face death penalty

Mexico approves extradition to US of drug lord El Chapo IF HE won’t face death penalty

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By Dan Bart | May 20, 2016 11:02 pm

Mexico has approved the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the US after receiving guarantees he would not face the death penalty. "El Chapo" faces narcotics and murder charges in the US. Mike Vigil, a former US Drug Enforcement Administration chief of international operations, said Mexican officials told him that it is currently costing the Government $US100,000 ($138,550) ... MORE>>

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BREATHING is extremely important part of the FIVE TIBETAN RITES

BREATHING IS A CRUCIAL PART OF THE FIVE TIBETAN RITES

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THEME:   FIVE TIBETAN RITES, LIFE STYLE

By Serge K | May 20, 2016 11:02 pm

I recommend doing the rites in the morning rather than the evening, because they do stoke your energy. Begin by practicing five to seven repetitions of each rite, and build up to 21 reps. All FIVE TIBETAN RITES exercise takes between 12 to 20 minutes depending upon your mood physical as well as mental. Morning is the best time to do FIVE ... MORE>>

Tire Tread Wear Index, Traction Index, Temperature Index

When to Buy Tires for Taxi

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THEME:   NYC, NYC Taxi

By Ann Tyller | May 20, 2016 11:02 pm

When to buy tires for taxi What to watch When to Buy Tires for Taxi When to buy Tire for taxi - There is no specific requirement for taxi tires by NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) and you can always buy a used tire. Though selecting the right tires for your taxi cab is not specified by TLC but you have to ... MORE>>

Juilliard SCHNITTKE Homage to Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, and Dmitri Shostakovich for piano six-hands

Alfred Schnittke - 80th anniversary of his birthday

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THEME:   NYC, PHOTO

By SisiBroad | May 20, 2016 11:02 pm

Chamber Concert FOCUS! 2014 : Alfred Schnittke's World Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the birth of Soviet-Russian composer Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) and his circle of composers. FOCUS! 2014 Presents "Alfred Schnittke's World," Six Free Concerts January 24 - 31, 2014 SCHNITTKE Homage to Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, and Dmitri Shostakovich for piano six-hands (1979) David Aladashvili, Peter Dugan, and Dan K. Kurland, pianists [caption id="attachment_2820" align="alignleft" width="580"] Juilliard ... MORE>>

A Google Glass Hysteria

A Google Glass Hysteria

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THEME:   LIFE STYLE, NATION

By Ann Tyller | May 20, 2016 11:02 pm

There were at least couple of incidents last week when people wearing the Internet-enabled device detained by homeland security A man having a Google Glass was hauled out of an Ohio movie theater and interrogated for hours after being accused of illegally recording the movie. After several hours of interrogation by the homeland security ... MORE>>

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