Google's $6 Billion Miscalculation on the EU
Likewise, it was a darling of digital-rights activists during the following year's Arab Spring, when Egypt jailed Google's Middle East marketing head, Wael Ghonim, after he organized protests. In 2012, as evidence mounted that governments Rewind ...
August 6, 2015
Gadgets: Must-have tech gadgets to take back to school
With four easily accessible USB ports, it's built with technology to charge a power hungry tablet and three other devices (smartphone, digital camera, Bluetooth headphones, etc.) at the same time. Ventev.com $39.99. Grovemade's laptop stand is an ...
August 5, 2015
Happiness And Leadership Success Through Movies, Mentors And These Moments
Close your eyes, roll back the clock, think of people who made a great impact on your success. People who If that exemplifies leadership, I am happy to be willingly and naturally led. Tribute and So that hundreds of years from now some person ...
August 10, 2015
Some of our favorite stories and reviews by Joe Williams
several sieves of nostalgia. (As the curtain rises, a contemporary reader honors a writer from the '80s who learned in the '60s about the Zero of the '30s.) After feeding on this sweet buffet, sated cinephiles will want to call the front desk to ...
July 27, 2015
Chris Mad Dog Russo does not trust Tom Brady 8-11-15
That first the ball most suspensions are cut in half from six to three imported to wood to one. Digital media out in New York Post and Christa sees the front page of the post that's one. Please Brady led era of the bull. Weston Loria expressed ...
August 11, 2015
Jerry Douglas' Tribute To Bluegrass Legends Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs
Jerry Douglas, considered by many to be the best dobro player in the world, brings his instrument to the studio and talks about his new album, The Earls of Leceister, a tribute to Flatt and Scruggs. TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross....
June 30, 2015
On A Greek Island, Vacationers Lend A Hand To Migrants
Every morning at 5, Eric Kempson rises, grabs a pair of binoculars and drives to a windy peak overlooking a rocky beach near his home on the Greek island of Lesvos, known for its beaches and ouzo and as the birthplace of the lyric poet, Sappho. Until ...
June 22, 2015
As life rolls by, all of us have memories of moments from our own life that are deeply chiseled in our hearts. She gently leaned forward and egged me along to the finish line. I was wearing white shorts, white half sleeve shirt with my primary school monogram. Every step of the math problem was drawn out of me and in my greatest moment of despair, her hands magically appeared in front of her. Once we crossed that bridge together, she gave me a blissful smile and gently patted my back, before moving along to possibly help another kid. All I know is that I am immensely grateful to her- she was delighted to clarify my doubts without an inkling of judgment and above all I could sense her unshakable belief in me that turbocharged my success through school and beyond. There are many such unspoken angels in my life who created such moments that morphed into memorable memories. Their timeliness and the pathways they took me through is what endeared me to recollect them – the pristine blue spring waters that they let me discover at my own pace, is just a wonderful added bonus. It is comforting to know that there is goodness in this world even beyond that.
Jerry Douglas' new album, which he also produced, is a tribute to the influential bluegrass band the Foggy Mountain Boys, led by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Earls as in Earl Scruggs, Leicester as in Lester Flatt. This is "Some Old Day," with Tim O'Brien and Shawn Camp on vocals. Jerry Douglas' dobro was the first instrument you'll hear. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SOME OLD DAY"). THE EARLS OF LEICESTER: (Singing) I've been working all in the rain, tied to a dirty old ball and chain. Oh, dear Mother, I'll come home some old day. Some sweet day, they'll turn me loose from this dirty old calaboose. Oh, dear Mother, I'll come home some old day. Some old day - you wait for me and pray. Oh, dear Mother, I'll come home some old day. Some sweet day, they'll turn me loose from this dirty old calaboose. Oh, dear Mother, I'll come home some old day. GROSS: That's "Some Old Day" from Jerry Douglas's new album, "The Earls Of Leicester. Sam, when you were preparing to interview Jerry Douglas, I know you were listening both to his new album and to the versions of the same songs as done by Flatt and.
Every morning at 5, Eric Kempson rises, grabs a pair of binoculars and drives to a windy peak overlooking a rocky beach near his home on the Greek island of Lesvos, known for its beaches and ouzo and as the birthplace of the lyric poet, Sappho. Until about four months ago, Kempson, a 60-year-old Briton who has lived in a village in northern Lesvos with his wife and daughter for 16 years, led a quiet life making olive-wood sculptures in his studio. Then he started noticing small rubber boats, loaded with people, crossing the narrow slip of sea separating Greece — and the European Union — from Turkey. Some 22,000 migrants have arrived on Lesvos so far this year — around half of the total who have landed on Greek shores so far this year. The eastern Mediterranean sea route from Turkey to Greece is now more popular than the central Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy. "I can see across the bay from my house," Kempson says, as he scans the sea one morning. "I started going up this hill, around half past 5, 6 o'clock in the morning, to see who was coming in. We get many coming across, normally five a day. he spots a black inflatable raft heading for a rocky stretch of beach. Many scream for joy as the raft hits the beach. One migrant slashes the raft with a knife to deflate it. The rest throw off their life jackets and climb up to a dirt road.
Obama to take last shot at closing Gitmo
Six years on, with the clock running down on his presidency ... The particular fate of two men already approved for transfer has led to allegations that Obama's Department of Defense has been dragging its heels, even after a row that contributed to ...
August 19, 2015
7 unique Qi wireless charging accessories everyone should own
The perfect desk setup is never complete without a lamp. While there are thousands of desk lamp options, the Arrella Phantom LED lamp offers adjustable ... is a lot more than just an alarm clock. In addition to a digital clock and thermometer, the ...
August 12, 2015
spalvieri / del ciotto studio shares music on-the-go with hoop bluetooth speaker
spalvieri / del ciotto studio shares music on-the-go with hoop bluetooth speaker all images courtesy of spalvieri / del ciotto studio italian designers at spalvieri / del ciotto studio have created ‘hoop’, a powerful bluetooth speaker for listening to ...
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Cool Wooden Clock
It’s that time again to report on a new cool clock. What makes this clock gadgety, well it’s made out of wood for starters and when not showing ... This has certainly surpassed my previous favorite clock, the Tix LED Clock. Unfortunately it’s a ...
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