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US Startup Boot Camp Goes to Africa US Startup Boot Camp Goes to Africa
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - A U.S.-government initiative to spread innovation and entrepreneurship in Muslim-majority countries is preparing its first boot camp in sub-Saharan Africa.In the offices of the Global Innovation Through Science and Technology, applications are being processed and new partnerships are being made for the upcoming West Africa Startup Boot Camp in Dakar, Senegal.The July event will include motivational speaking, practical seminars, mentoring, meetings with potential investors and a...
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480 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 6/22/2012 3:44:09 PM

Pot Growers May Be Killing Rare Creatures With Poison, Researchers Say Pot Growers May Be Killing Rare Creatures With Poison, Researchers Say
Already among the animals that may be added to the list of those protected by the Endangered Species Act, the weasel-like fisher now faces this deadly threat: Rat poison that illegal marijuana growers put out to protect their crops in California. In a paper posted today by the journal PLoS ONE, researchers from University of California Davis, federal and state agencies, and the nonprofit Integral Ecology Research Center report that: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service A fisher. It now has another...
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480 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 7/17/2012 12:50:00 PM

As California Collapses, Obama Follows Its Lead As California Collapses, Obama Follows Its Lead
Barack Obama learned the rough sport of politics in Chicago, but his domestic policies have been shaped by California’s progressive creed. As the Golden State crumbles, its troubles point to those America may confront in a second Obama term. From his first days in office, the president has held up California as a model state. In 2009, he praised its green-tinged energy policies as a blueprint for the nation. He staffed his administration with Californians like Energy Secretary Steve Chu—an open...
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480 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 4/27/2012 10:18:25 AM

Innovators in Action: Osceola County, Florida Commissioner Frank Attkisson Innovators in Action: Osceola County, Florida Commissioner Frank Attkisson
In the latest installment of Reason Foundation's Innovators in Action series, I interview Osceola County, Florida Commissioner Frank Attkisson. Osceola County policymakers faced few choices when, admist ongoing county-wide budget woes, the library system alone faced a $3 million budget deficit. In response, the Commission voted to approve the first-ever public-private partnership for libraries in Florida. They ultimately signed a five year contract that netted $6 million in savings with...
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Author: harris.kenny@reason.org (Harris Kenny)
481 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 4/13/2012 6:00:00 AM

GOP Senators Block Democrats' Student Loan Bill GOP Senators Block Democrats' Student Loan Bill
Senate Republicans gave a thumbs down to a Democratic plan that would have frozen interest rates for 7.4 million students taking out new federally subsidized Stafford loans. The vote was 52-45. Sixty votes were needed to avoid a certain Republican filibuster and to move the bill toward debate. From the Republican perspective, it wasn't the idea of keeping the rate at 3.4 percent rather than letting it double starting in July. The impasse was over how to fund the one-year rate freeze, which would cost...
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481 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 5/8/2012 9:43:00 AM

Hypersonic 'WaveRider' Failed Hypersonic 'WaveRider' Failed
Enlarge Pratt & Whitney An artist's rendition of an X-51A WaveRider (in white) attached to the wing of a B-52. Pratt & Whitney An artist's rendition of an X-51A WaveRider (in white) attached to the wing of a B-52. An experimental aircraft that designers hoped would hit 3,600 mph in a test flight over the Pacific on Tuesday "suffered a control failure" and failed in its attempt to go hypersonic, The Associated Press writes. Its report follows earlier word from Wired magazine's Danger Room...
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481 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 8/15/2012 11:44:00 AM

Oil-rich Cabinda Still Waits for Independence from Angola Oil-rich Cabinda Still Waits for Independence from Angola
CABINDA, Angola — When Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos is inaugurated for another term in office, many in the province of Cabinda are not expected to join the celebrations. The oil-rich region continues to demand its independence from Angola, claiming it is marginalized and exploited. Until recently, worshippers at Sunday mass in Cabinda would hear political sermons in favor of independence, but not any more.  The former priest is gone, and the current one refuses interviews, saying he does...
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481 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 9/26/2012 9:30:06 AM

Scholars Assess Damage to Legacy of Timbuktu Scholars Assess Damage to Legacy of Timbuktu
It has long been considered one of the wonders of Africa - Mali's fabled city of Timbuktu, with historic architecture and extensive libraries, many containing documents found nowhere else.  Now, the mayor of Timbuktu says Islamist militants fleeing the city have left a trail of destruction.For all the joy that the city has been freed from the grip of Islamist militants, there is also grief and despair at the devastation that's been left behind."They destroyed everything, they destroyed the mosque, they...
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Survivors Help Police Probe Brazil Nightclub Blaze Survivors Help Police Probe Brazil Nightclub Blaze
Police in Santa Maria, Brazil, have allowed some witnesses of a deadly nightclub fire back into the club to assist officers investigating the circumstances of Sunday's blaze that killed 235 people.After surveying the area Wednesday, police confirmed that the fire originated in an area where pyrotechnics were used.Survivors say a band member shot fireworks toward the ceiling, triggering the blaze that engulfed the building. Police say there was no emergency lighting, the only fire extinguisher available...
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Former Israeli Leader Sharon Shows Signs of Consciousness Former Israeli Leader Sharon Shows Signs of Consciousness
Seven years after suffering a massive stroke comatose ex- Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has surprised his doctors by displaying "a certain degree of consciousness," an expert who examined him using an MRI scan said on Sunday. The results of tests conducted by a joint Israeli-American team did not mean the former general and right-wing politician turned peacemaker was about to wake up from the coma he has been in since a January 2006 stroke. But doctors saw the responses displayed by Sharon, 84,...
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