Tuesday, July 10, 2012

10-Jul-2012 23:24

Day in pictures: 6 July 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 6 July 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-18735446#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 30 June - 6 July 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-18735105#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Supertrees rise up in Singapore :: Singapore's latest development will finally blossom later this month, with an imposing canopy of artificial trees up to 50 meters high towering over a vast urban oasis.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/08/world/asia/singapore-supertrees-gardens-bay/index.html?eref�ition

U.S. answer for European problem :: Neel Kashkari was a mastermind behind TARP in the U.S., and now has suggestions for Europe.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2012/06/22/amanpour-eurozone-a.cnn?eref�ition

Solar power village built in Pakistan :: CNN's Reza Sayah reports on a solar power project in Pakistan that has changed lives.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/07/08/sayah-eco-pakistan-solar.cnn?eref�ition

'History' being made in Libya :: Libyan medical student and blogger Ruwida Ashour describes how her generation's hopes have been lifted.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/07/wr-libyan-blogger-living-through-history.cnn?eref�ition

Catholic blogs slam Melinda Gates :: Responding to simmering controversy among Catholic bloggers about her new birth control program, Melinda Gates -- a practicing Catholic -- said she will not shrink from her role as an advocate for poor women.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/06/health/melinda-gates-contraception/index.html?eref�ition

Have you got the career X-Factor? :: Today's empoyers are looking for workers who have the X-Factor -- unique skills or qualities that make them special.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/09/business/career-x-factor/index.html?eref�ition

'Himalayan Viagra' taking its toll :: Ram Bahadur Jafra and his brothers crouch on a field, picking through blades of grass. They have traveled five days by foot to a meadow deep inside Nepal's Dolpa district. They came, as tens of thousands do each year, to harvest a highly valuable commodity: the Himalayan caterpillar fungus.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/02/world/asia/himalaya-viagra-caterpillar-fungus/index.html?eref�ition

Is optimism really good for you? :: Frida Ghitis says the newest science says it's good to assume it'll all work out. But optimism without realism, drive and follow through can lead to real-world disaster, like economic collapse
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/09/opinion/ghitis-optimism/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 9 July 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 9 July 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-18767703#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Human to Hero: Adrien Niyonshuti :: Team Rwanda cyclist, Adrien Niyonshuti talks to CNN about the inspirational figures that helped him achieve his dream
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2012/07/06/human-hero-adrien-niyonshuti-rwanda.cnn?eref�ition

The 'rollercoaster' in the Olympic Park :: London has unveiled The Orbit, the sculpture at the heart of the Olympic Park, with the city's mayor claiming the bright red swirling structure -- likened by many to a rollercoaster -- is better than the Eiffel Tower.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/11/world/europe/orbit-tower-unveiled-at-olympic-park/index.html?eref�ition

Training amid the Arab Spring :: CNN looks at the complexities of training for the London Olympics during a revolution for Egypt's athletes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2012/06/21/aiming-for-gold-training-arab-spring.cnn?eref�ition

Why are top sprinters from Jamaica? :: When the fastest men on the planet contest the Olympic 100 meters final in London on August 5, it will be a major upset if the winner does not come from the small Caribbean island of Jamaica.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/21/sport/olympics-jamaica-sprinting-heroes-bolt/index.html?eref�ition

Olajuwon: Olympic silver for losers :: For the elite basketball stars of the NBA and WNBA, winning Olympic gold is a given. Silver is for the losers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/05/sport/olympics-gold-olajuwon-scola-leslie/index.html?eref�ition

Rogge backs Beckham omission :: IOC president Jacques Rogge has backed the decision by Great Britain coach Stuart Pearce to omit David Beckham from his Olympic football squad, saying there is no room for sentiment in top level sport.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/04/sport/olympics-rogge-beckham/index.html?eref�ition

How can I get to the Olympics? :: CNN's Ben Wyatt gives an insider's guide to getting around London for the 2012 Olympic Games.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2012/06/21/aiming-for-gold-travel-games.cnn?eref�ition

Govt buys Mahatma Gandhi papers for 60 mln rupees :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Kl37xx3NMgA/mahatmagandhi-papers-auction-idINDEE8680AQ20120709

Mass following for 'God particle' jokes :: Since the announcement that the "God particle" has been found, there has been a wave of Higgs Boson humor on Twitter.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/08/tech/higgs-boson-humor/index.html?eref�ition

The struggle of Afghan women :: When 18-year-old Mumtaz walks into a room, the first thing you notice about her is the patchwork of painful puffy red scars that stretch across her face.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/18/world/asia/afghanistan-domestic-violence/index.html?eref�ition

Spain may get extra year to cut deficit :: Eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday will discuss giving Spain an extra year to meet its deficit targets.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/09/business/spain-brussels-meeting/index.html?eref�ition

Who are aviation's high flyers? :: As Farnborough Airshow 2012 kicks off, aerospace expert Tim Robinson breaks down the power players.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/09/world/europe/aviation-power-players/index.html?eref�ition

Federer: I felt bad beating Murray :: Roger Federer says that he felt bad for dashing the hopes of English tennis fans by beating Andy Murray at Wimbledon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2012/07/09/ctw-federer-wimbledon-andy-murray.cnn?eref�ition

Photos: 48 years of Farnborough :: The Farnborough airshow attracts exhibitors and visitors from all around the world and is at the heart of developments in the aviation industry.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/05/world/europe/farnborough-gallery/index.html?eref�ition

Woman's execution sparks outrage :: The horrific shooting of a woman by the Taliban is the latest example of brutal violence against Afghan women, but it's far from an isolated case.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/08/world/asia/afghanistan-public-execution/index.html?eref�ition

Dune mining whips up sandstorm :: For centuries, the massive sand dunes overlooking the warm waters off the South African east coast have created a majestic scenery, acting as a natural wall between the sea and the land environment.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/09/world/africa/sand-dunes-mining-south-africa/index.html?eref�ition

Thousands of Pakistanis protest opening of NATO supply route :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/gQMbrIYpzPY/pakistan-nato-protest-idINDEE8680GC20120709

Russia's Putin says the West is on the decline :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/WsCVVKV-M6M/us-russia-putin-west-idUSBRE86818020120709

Quest: Europe is spinning plates :: I have often thought of European officials as the proverbial "plate spinners" from the circus. Those talented artists who balance spinning plates on sticks, ever increasing the number of sticks, rushing from one to the other, giving them a tug and pull to keep them moving, always aware that if they are too slow or too fast, one of the plates will crash to the ground.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/22/business/quest-europe-spinning-plates/index.html?eref�ition

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