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'Not a new Cold War,' says Obama after slapping sanctions on Russia

Jul 30, 2014

'Not a new Cold War,' says Obama after slapping sanctions on Russia

The United States and the European Union, in a carefully coordinated action, announced targeted new sanctions against Russian banks, energy and defense firms. #World #Barack Obama #US #Russia #European Union #Cold War #TheySaidIt #Vladimir Putin #Ceasefire #Sanctions #Ukraine #Crimea #Pro-Russian rebels #Crimean crisis #arms embargo #2014 Ukraine crisis
US, EU slap Russia with fresh sanctions, arms embargo

Jul 30, 2014

US, EU slap Russia with fresh sanctions, arms embargo

Tuesday's announcements followed an intense lobbying effort from Obama aimed at getting European leaders to toughen their penalties on Russia and match earlier US sanctions. #Barack Obama #US #NewsTracker #Russia #European Union #Vladimir Putin #Ukraine #Economic sanctions #Diplomatic Relations #arms embargo #MH17 #Separatists in Ukraine #2014 Ukraine crisis
Rajnath Singh calls up Akhilesh Yadav; asks to ensure peace

Jul 26, 2014

Rajnath Singh calls up Akhilesh Yadav; asks to ensure peace

The home minister, who is personally monitoring the situation in Uttar Pradesh, also conveyed to the chief minister that the Central government would provide all assistance, including paramilitary forces, to the state government to maintain law and order. #Uttar Pradesh #NewsTracker #Rajnath Singh #Akhilesh Yadav #States #Saharanpur #Rapid Action Force #Provincial Armed Constabulary
Bihar Robbers fail to steal Rs 10 lakh as steel box was too heavy

Jul 25, 2014

Bihar Robbers fail to steal Rs 10 lakh as steel box was too heavy

Armed robbers today failed in their bid to loot Rs 10 lakh from a railway guard of the Rajgir-Danapure passenger train in Bihar's Nalanda district. #bIhar #Police #Money #WeirdNews #robbers #Armed Robbers
Some people will never find time appropriate to remove AFSPA Omar

Jul 24, 2014

Some people will never find time appropriate to remove AFSPA Omar

The Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said some people have fondness for these kind of laws. #Politics #UPA #Omar Abdullah #PoliticalPlay #Shiv Sena #Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act #NDA

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Left-arm spin: Its place in cricket history

Feb 02, 2012

Left-arm spin: Its place in cricket history

When one scans the best bowling figures in an innings, one finds no left arm spinner in the top fifteen performances. #TheLongView #Ravi Shastri #Spin bowling #Left-arm orthodox spin
Confessions of a dangerous (pseudo) intellectual

Jan 31, 2012

Confessions of a dangerous (pseudo) intellectual

An introduction to the strange beast known as the self proclaimed intellectual. #JustSaying #Intellectual #Groucho Marx #Richard Dawkins #arm chair critic

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Confessions of a dangerous (pseudo) intellectual

Jul 30, 2014

NCAA "Arms Race" Metaphor Gets The Economics Backwards

College presidents, conference commissioners, and sports media frequently refer to an "arms race" in college athletics, implying an overkill of senseless expenditures. The Cold War metaphor gets the economics backwards. The expenditures on stadiums a...
Confessions of a dangerous (pseudo) intellectual

Jul 30, 2014

The Invisible Force Behind College Admissions

Meet the real gatekeepers of higher education, an unseen army of data-crunching salesmen who dazzle college administrators and perpetuate the arms race that sends tuition prices ever higher...
Confessions of a dangerous (pseudo) intellectual

Jul 29, 2014

Martha Stewart has a drone and knows how to use it

So is arming the domestic goddess with an unmanned aerial vehicle a good thing...