Anti-corruption protesters take to Moscow streets

Moscow, Russia (CNN) Protesters took to the streets in Moscow on Sunday, answering calls from a prominent opposition figure to hold anti-corruption demonstrations across Russia. The protests are part of a campaign called "He is not your Dimon," using the diminutive form of the Russian name Dmitry to refer to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Prominent opposition figure Alexey Navalny has accused Medvedev of amassing a global property empire through various forms of corruption. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the report "not the first creative effort from this well-known convicted citizen," according to Russia state news agency TASS. Moscow protest in sight of KremlinThe protest in Moscow is taking place on Tverskaya Street, one of the city's main arteries that starts at the Kremlin walls.

March 26, 2017 13:30 UTC

How North Carolina or Kentucky can reach the Final Four of the NCAA tournament

(Andy Lyons/Getty Images)North Carolina versus Kentucky is more than just a match-up of two blue blood programs. 2 KentuckyHow North Carolina wins: Contain De’Aaron Fox on pick-and-rolls. In recent weeks, Coach John Calipari adjusted how he used his 6-foot-3 point guard within the team’s offense. [Kentucky, UNC present an Elite Eight contrast of styles — and of roster-building]How Kentucky wins: Make the regional final a half-court game. The team, which used 71 possessions per game this season, takes a shot every 15 or so seconds.

March 26, 2017 12:00 UTC

Mosul: Iraq recovers 61 bodies as airstrikes probed

A man surrounded by rubble following what civil soceity groups say was a US-led airstrike in western Mosul. Civil defense rescuers dig through the debris to recover the body of people killed in western Mosul on Friday. JUST WATCHED Return to Mosul, CNN Documentary Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Return to Mosul, CNN Documentary 48:24US and Iraqi forces are making an all-out push to regain Mosul from ISIS. 02:31Local and UN officials have said hundreds of thousands of civilians are trapped in areas under ISIS control in western Mosul. There are about 600,000 civilians feared trapped in western Mosul, according to the International Organization of Migration.

March 26, 2017 11:37 UTC

Shooting Inside Packed Cincinnati Nightclub Kills At Least One Person And Wounds 14

By Caleb HughesCINCINNATI (Reuters) - Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early Sunday morning, killing at least one person and injuring 14, and police said they were still looking for the shooter. “At this point it’s unclear exactly what instigated the shooting,” Captain Kimberly Williams said at a televised briefing. Hours after the shooting, the suspect was still at large, and police did not have a good description, in part because witnesses were reluctant to cooperate, Williams told WCPO. “We are in the middle of a very horrific situation that occurred at the nightclub with multiple victims,” Neudigate told NBC News. The University of Cincinnati Medical Center admitted eight people injured in the shooting, one of them in critical condition, a spokeswoman told NBC News.

March 26, 2017 11:37 UTC

'Sing' 4K Blu-ray Review - HDR's Got Talent

Release DetailsStudio: UniversalWhat you get: Ultra HD Blu-ray, HD Blu-ray, iTunes/UV HD digital download code. Colors look much brighter and more richly saturated on the 4K Blu-ray than they do on the HD Blu-ray too, plus there’s a greater sense of range to the color palette. Extra FeaturesThe only extra feature on the Ultra HD Blu-ray is a trio of mini-movies. --If this article was of interest to you, you might also like these:'Arrival' Ultra HD Blu-ray ReviewPlanet Earth 2 4K Blu-ray Review: Animal AttractionHDR Made Easy: A Jargon Free Guide To The Next Big Thing In TV TechnologyOppo UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Review: The Return Of The King'Trolls' Ultra HD Blu-ray Review: Sunshine In Your TV? The Girl On The Train Ultra HD Blu-ray Review: Off The RailsSony XBR-55X930E 4K TV Review: Blaze Of GloryFollow me on Twitter @bigjohnnyarcher, Facebook or read my other Forbes articles via my profile page.

March 26, 2017 11:15 UTC



Russian police arrest protesters at nationwide anti-corruption rallies

Navalny, the chief architect of the rallies, was detained in Moscow shortly after they began at 2 p.m. local time. Thousands came out on Moscow’s central Tverskaya street for the unsanctioned protests and were met by a heavy police presence, which began detaining demonstrators en masse around 30 minutes after the rallies began. Also in Moscow, a warning over a loudspeaker urged people to “think of the consequences” and disperse now. The demonstrations appear to amount to the largest coordinated protests in Russia since the street rallies that broke out in 2011 and 2012 after a parliamentary election that opposition leaders decried as fraudulent. One of the slogans for Sunday’s rallies is “No one showed up,” a reference to the dismissal by authorities of Navalny’s popular support.

March 26, 2017 10:55 UTC

Your Apple Account May Have Been Hacked...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. 1—Hackers might be holding up to 300 million Apple accounts hostage. A hacker group called Turkish Crime Family is demanding “$75,000 in crypto-currency or $100,000 in iTunes gift cards” or they will delete the information they have: 300 million Apple accounts. 2—Instagram now has 1 million advertisers and 8 million business profiles. (Source: Forbes)

March 26, 2017 10:52 UTC

Why California stinks for first-time home buyers

California ranked as the toughest state in the nation for first-time home buyers, who typically would be in the millennial age bracket of 18 to 34, according to a recent report by Claes Bell, an analyst with Bankrate.com. The easiest states for first-time home buyers were Iowa and Utah, Bell found. In California, people are going to be earning more than the average state, but because the houses are just that much more expensive, affordability becomes a real problem. I did a five-year average of unemployment in each state and, among folks 25 to 34 in California, the average unemployment rate was 7.7%. Also, a lot of local municipalities have first-time home buyer-assistance programs, and people should look at those programs in their area.

March 26, 2017 10:02 UTC

The old magazine scam is alive and well. Here's how to fight back

I have told the collectors that, but they still send bills for $1,200 for three years of magazines. The AG’s office may be able to help or there may be a separate collection agency board you need to contact. Coupling that phrase about fees with the admonition “you'd need to shop carefully and understand how the surrender charges work” is also a disservice to the public. Of course, an investor has to understand surrender charges! Surrender charges are typically around 7% to 9% and may persist for seven or more years, although the penalty declines over time.

March 26, 2017 10:02 UTC

Two months out of office, Barack Obama is having a post-presidency like no other

(Jose Luis Magana/AP)The first cocktail party at Barack Obama’s new office last month was certainly more casual than any he had hosted in recent years. “It was a bit of a shock to the system,” said Peter Velz, who used to work in the White House communications office. Can the Obamas put their heads down and build their ambitious presidential center while living only blocks from the White House? All of that comes first,” said Tina Tchen, her White House chief of staff. She likes to be strategic,” said Jocelyn Frye, who attended Harvard Law with the former first lady and served as her first White House policy director.

March 26, 2017 10:01 UTC

Big Sur lost a bridge and slipped back in time. Now residents are wondering what happens next

Big Sur lost a bridge and slipped back in time. With only residents getting through, Big Sur has slipped back in time. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)Not everyone agrees when Big Sur started to change. — Ab Plosaj, who works at the Henry Miller Memorial LibraryDoris Jolicoeur, 64, stands in front of Deetjen's Big Sur Inn. Of all the properties in Big Sur, Deetjen's Big Sur Inn was perhaps hit hardest by the winter storms.

March 26, 2017 09:56 UTC

This Week In Golf Biz: Costco Takes On Titleist, A $3 Bln Investment In Golf, Pimento Cheese Shoes?

COSTCO VS ACUSHNETCostco is apparently ready to put up a fight over its Kirkland Signature golf balls, even if its with the biggest name in the business. Costco has received approval for a new version of the Kirkland Signature ball (identified as Performance One) and could soon be bringing them back to store shelves. While other small ball companies might back down when challenged by an industry titan like Acushnet, Costco has made it clear it won't. THE $3 BILLION INVESTMENT IN GOLFNaples Beach Hotel & Golf ClubNew course construction is down, but the investment in golf facilities most certainly is not. The National Golf Foundation said this week that more than $3 billion has been poured into full 18-hole renovation projects.

March 26, 2017 09:56 UTC

Health Care, London, Mosul: Your Weekend Briefing

Advertisement Continue reading the main story_____Photo4. Advertisement Continue reading the main story_____Photo5. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyThe state corrections director has had to begin personally seeking volunteers. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyIn the women’s tournament, it’ll be UConn against Oregon on Monday. And don’t miss Your Morning Briefing, weekdays at 6 a.m. Eastern, and Your Evening Briefing, weeknights at 6 p.m. Eastern.

March 26, 2017 09:56 UTC

What Happened To The 10.5-Inch iPad Pro? This Analyst Has An Answer

Credit: AppleThe rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro was a no-show this past week. As she stated previously, the 10.5-inch iPad is expected to stay the same size as the 9.7-inch iPad Pro because of a smaller bezel. Pricing is unknown but it could slot into where the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro is: $599, knocking the existing iPad Pro down to a lower pricing tier. Real iPad hardware updates are due: A tweaked iPad Air in the form of the 2017 iPad and more-storage-for-less on the iPad Mini does not constitute next-gen iPads. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro hasn't changed since March of last year.

March 26, 2017 09:56 UTC

Constructing a successful oil train resistance movement, in three parts

Phillips 66 had always shipped oil to and from the Santa Maria refinery by pipeline. And of course, oil trains can explode. Eventually, the group had a core membership of 12, and one burning mission: to keep oil trains out of their backyard. “Maybe it was something we said.”At public hearings, the oil train opponents delivered lots of grim news about the dangers of crude oil trains, which they called “bomb trains,” but overall they were upbeat. They researched every oil train derailment and explosion, the type of oil transported, the type of tankers used, and track conditions.

March 26, 2017 09:56 UTC




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