Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike Continues

One thousand five hundred Palestinian prisoners have been on a hunger strike for almost a week now. He concluded his opening paragraph saying “After exhausting all other options, I decided there was no other choice but to resist these abuses by going on a hunger strike”. The Israeli government’s response to the article and to the strike, itself, have been revealingly characteristic of their modus operandi. One Knesset Member went so far as to suggest that Israel might close the Times’ Israel bureau. What should be noted, however, is that like the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, a mass prisoners’ strike is an inherently non-violent protest.

April 22, 2017 13:41 UTC

American Airlines investigates after video shows mom in tears

Story highlights The latest uproar involving an airline comes two weeks after United Airlines' fiascoAmerican Airlines says flight attendant "removed from duty"(CNN) American Airlines is investigating after a video surfaced on social media showing a confrontation between a passenger and a flight attendant aboard one of its flights. The video, filmed by another passenger Friday, appears to be the aftermath of an incident during boarding of a flight from San Francisco to Dallas. The incident comes two weeks after a United Airlines passenger was dragged from his seat and off a plane by Chicago aviation police. United was widely criticized on social media and by industry professionals for the conflicting statements it put out afterward, initially siding with its employees and appearing to blame the passenger. Flight attendant: 'Hit me, hit me'The video of the American Airlines encounter starts off with a woman sobbing as she holds a baby.

April 22, 2017 13:30 UTC

Replica Brain Reveals Advanced Communication In Fossil Human Ancestor

The newest ancestor on the human evolutionary tree, Homo naledi, was named in 2015. In one of the H. naledi individuals called DH3, the endocast suggests an inferior frontal gyrus that was more human-like than primate-like. The pattern seen in H. naledi likely means that those individuals who fossilized were right-handed. Combined, the two new papers suggest that Homo naledi was far more evolved in terms of brain shape than its size would suggest. ---3D models of more than one hundred H. naledi bone fragments, along with reconstructions of the skull and hand, can be found on MorphoSource.

April 22, 2017 13:30 UTC

Before You Buy: The Samsung Galaxy S8, Such A Valiant Effort

Samsung has a whole lot riding on the new Galaxy S8, a flagship destined to supposedly turn the company’s dire misfortunes into profit. Its latest endeavor, the Samsung Galaxy S8, is proof of this statement. The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes power-packed with the brand-new Snapdragon 835 SoC, an octacore chip that features powerful Kryo 280 cores and a 35% smaller build thanks to Samsung’s 10nm FinFet process. When it comes to software, the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes preloaded with Android 7.0 (Nougat), instead of the latest Android 7.1. All in all, we can categorize the Samsung Galaxy S8 as a valiant effort from a company struggling to recover from a dark spot in its history.

April 22, 2017 13:30 UTC

5 Dividend Disasters Paying Up To 22.6% To Sell Now

A high dividend yield can be the ultimate retirement holding. Today, I’m going to show you five stocks with mouth-watering yields of between 6% and 23% that are tomorrow’s dividend disasters. That’s why today, I want to show you five high yielders that, like RadioShack, are dividend disasters waiting to happen. Mattel (MAT)Dividend Yield: 6.9%When Mattel (MAT) last raised its dividend, from 36 cents to 38 cents quarterly at the beginning of 2014, few people batted an eye. GameStop is just a few weeks removed from raising its dividend, and at 38 cents quarterly, the dividend represents less than half of 2016’s profits.

April 22, 2017 13:30 UTC

The 'before and after' photo that changed everything for this woman

It wasn’t a balanced life.”A happier Taryn Brumfitt, today. Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times A happier Taryn Brumfitt, today. A happier Taryn Brumfitt, today. Why midnight snacking is the worst7 reasons why you can't lose the weightCaption Preparing for spring gardening Getting your pots ready for spring planting. Caption Preparing for spring gardening Getting your pots ready for spring planting.

April 22, 2017 13:30 UTC

American Airlines is investigating claim that flight attendant violently confronted mother

The airline confirmed the incident took place Friday on American Airlines Flight 591, from San Francisco to Dallas-Ft. Worth. AA Flight attendant violently took a stroller from a lady with her baby on my flight, hitting her and just missing the baby,” Adyanthaya wrote on Facebook. AA Flight attendant violently took a stroller from a lady with her baby on my flight, hitting her and just missing the baby. “Just give me back my stroller, please.”At first, the male flight attendant in question does not appear in the frame. “Hey, bud,” the male passenger who had gotten out of his seat earlier calls out, while pointing at the male flight attendant.

April 22, 2017 13:28 UTC

Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. From Politics. Then He Shaped an Election.

At the time, Mr. Comey, a Republican, was the deputy attorney general. director, Mr. Comey seemed an inspired bipartisan choice. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyBoth had been federal prosecutors in New York — Mr. Comey in the Manhattan limelight, Ms. Lynch in the lower-wattage Brooklyn office. As the meeting broke up, George Z. Toscas, a national security prosecutor, ribbed Mr. Comey. “I am confident we have the resources and the personnel assigned to the matter,” Mr. Comey told reporters days after the meeting.

April 22, 2017 13:22 UTC

International News Quiz: North Korea, Turkey, France and More

3 of 8Protesters took to the streets of Venezuela this week to demand elections and a return to democratic rule, after an economic and political crisis that has lasted for months and led to severe shortages of medicine and food. According to the International Monetary Fund, at official government prices, how much does a dozen eggs now cost in Venezuela?

April 22, 2017 13:07 UTC

'We need to be out here': Thousands gather for march through L.A. to support science in the Trump era

Thousands of scientists, students and activists gathered Saturday in downtown Los Angeles for the March for Science, one of more than 500 such events being held around the world. The march is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. in Pershing Square, after an hour of speeches to rally the crowd. More than 500 cities around the world will host a March for Science on Saturday. Still, it’s no coincidence that the event falls within the first 100 days of the Trump administration, which seeks drastic cuts to the National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency. “We want to make it known that there are Republicans and Democrats doing science, and we all recognize its value.”Caption The Great American Eclipse The Great American Eclipse The Great American Eclipse Caption The Great American Eclipse The Great American Eclipse The Great American Eclipse Caption How do frog tongues work?

April 22, 2017 13:02 UTC

Social Customer Care Is The New Marketing

Shep HykenJust three weeks ago, approximately 4,000 people made their way to the San Diego convention center to attend Social Media Marketing World. Bringing this concept into the present, it can be said that social customer care is the latest and greatest version of this “new marketing.” Handling customer service over social channels like Facebook, Twitter, etc., is a way to amplify your customer service story. This was the second year that the conference featured an entire track on social customer care. If not responding to a social post is one of the biggest social care mistakes, then not responding quickly is a close second. Social care is more than customer service.

April 22, 2017 12:56 UTC

Ten Winning White Wines Under $20

Credit: Mark-Swallow/iStockphotoThe secret of drinking great white wines without paying a fortune is to avoid what’s fashionable and trendy, and head for lower profile regions and grapes. Similarly, Alsace and Germany, Austria and Spain all produce terrific wines that don’t come close to the exorbitant prices of Chardonnay from California or Burgundy. Here are ten winning examples ranging from lean and crisp to positively opulent and, yes, there’s even a California Chard here too. Here, an intriguing combination of tropical fruit and flinty minerality play off each other delightfully, and inexpensively. The White Knight Viognier 2014Credit: White KnightCalifornia, $12Just terrific, all papaya and fresh-picked pineapple zing without that awful, artificially floral, air-freshener smell that mars too many Viogniers.

April 22, 2017 12:50 UTC

Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN." Comes In At No. 2 Behind Sheeran In The U.K.

While Kendrick Lamar’s new album DAMN. 1 position in the U.K. Lamar’s new full-length settles for the runner-up position, stuck behind Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide), which is in charge for its seventh week. The new album gives Lamar his third top 10 effort in the U.K., following 2016’s untitled unmastered, which peaked at No. The only other new title inside the top 10 behind Kendrick Lamar this week belongs to U.K. rapper Tinie Tempah, whose third full-length Youth kicks off at No. The final title inside the highest region on the British chart this week belongs to Little Mix.

April 22, 2017 12:45 UTC

IMF Still Won't Sign Up To Greek Debt Deal - Turbulence Ahead

The reason for all of this disturbance is simply that the original debt deal for Greece was so badly done. It's almost certainly true that Greece should simply have defaulted, left the euro and had a standard IMF bailout package. The primary surplus is also the amount you can devote to paying back debt. Thus the higher that is the more debt Greece can repay. If the debt is to be repaid then the primary surplus must be that large, thus there's your target.

April 22, 2017 12:33 UTC

This Week In Boxing Biz: Shawn Porter Vs. Andre Berto, Bob Arum Expects To Lose Money On PPV

For the first time since his close loss to Keith Thurman in one of the best fights of 2016, former welterweight titlist Shawn Porter will step back into the ring to face Andre Berto on Saturday. Either Porter or Berto will become Thurman’s mandatory opponent for his belt, and Porter gave Thurman – No. A potential Thurman-Berto bout also could be a fun one, but yeah, Porter wants Thurman again. “That was how this fight with Andre Berto came to be. It was a fight Berto was actually losing on the scorecards after he got knocked down in the second round.

April 22, 2017 12:22 UTC

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