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Jul 27, 2014

In NY race, niche issues become political parties

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is well aware of the gambit. In the 1994 gubernatorial race, 54,000 votes cast on the "Tax Cut Now" ballot line created by Republicans to highlight New York's heavy tax load helped relatively unknown Republican state Sen.... #George Pataki #Christie Brinkley #Andrew Cuomo #U.S. Republican Party #Rob Astorino #Working Families Party #Food Network #Lena Dunham #Sandra Lee #Siena College #Jimmy McMillan #New York (state) #Iona College #Kathy Hochul

Jul 24, 2014

Google may purchase Twitch for $1 billion

Google will purchase streaming video network Twitch for $1 billion, according to a GamesBeat report. Unknown is when the deal will be announced or for exactly how much. Google and Twitch have yet to comment on the report. The post Google may purchase... #George Pataki #Christie Brinkley #Andrew Cuomo #U.S. Republican Party #Rob Astorino #Working Families Party #Food Network #Lena Dunham #Sandra Lee #Siena College #Jimmy McMillan #New York (state) #Iona College #Kathy Hochul

Aug 14, 2014

Smoking Ad Exhibit Traces Message Shift From Pro to Con

A Yale University library exhibition of pro- and anti-tobacco advertising that chronicles the 180-degree shift in efforts to shape U.S. public opinion on the benefits and risks of cigarette smoking may foretell the future for electronic cigarettes. T... #Harvey Cushing #U.S. Congress #Food and Drug Administration #Yale University

Aug 11, 2014

You Can't Buy Confidence, So Learn to Create it

Whether you identify as the founder of a startup, an entrepreneur, solopreneur or salesperson -- we all require a common trait for success, which is confidence. Unfortunately, you can't go into a store and buy it or order some online. Confidence come... #Harvey Cushing #U.S. Congress #Food and Drug Administration #Yale University

Aug 10, 2014

The World in Brief

44 killed in crash of Chinese tour bus BEIJING -- A tour bus on a highway in Tibet fell off a 30-foot cliff after crashing into a sport utility vehicle and a pickup, killing 44 people and injuring 11 others, China's state media reported Sunday. The b... #China #Pakistan #Tibet #Lahore #Lhasa

Aug 10, 2014

Amanda Brunker tells of how stalker is texting her nude images of himself

AMANDA Brunker has told of a how a man is constantly texting her and sending her nude images of himself. The author and Sunday World columnist said she is planning to report him to gardai after she received a barrage of unsolicited texts and images f... #China #Pakistan #Tibet #Lahore #Lhasa

Aug 05, 2014

Top six TV salary stand-offs

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting may have just bagged a whopping $1m per episode for The Big Bang Theory, but not all TV stars come up trumps in tetchy salary negotiations with major networks. The Big Bang Theory Whilst Cuoco-Sweeting and co-stars Jim Parsons an... #China #Pakistan #Tibet #Lahore #Lhasa

Aug 06, 2014

James Corden to fill Craig Ferguson's boots as host of 'The Late Late Show' in the US

As they headed for bed sometime in the wee hours of Wednesday, late-night TV fans across the US will have been asking themselves the same question: who exactly is James Corden? The 35-year-old actor and comedy star, familiar to anyone in the UK and I... #Hollywood #HBO #Keira Knightley #Craig Ferguson #Stephen Colbert #Mark Ruffalo #John Oliver #James Corden #Disney Channel

Aug 02, 2014

Revamped Red Sox are more worth watching than the team that was just dismantled

The dismantled club was spinning its wheels. This outfit is looking for traction. The Red Sox have given up on the 2014 season, but fans, don't give up on them. The white flag was raised Thursday, when four trades sent five players to various teams. ... #Derek Jeter #New York Yankees #Pawtucket #Joe Kelly

Aug 01, 2014

Ottawa reports 101 privacy breaches since April

OTTAWA—The federal government has quietly logged 101 breaches of Canadians’ private information over the last four months, the Star has learned. Numbers released by Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien’s office reveal his office was informed of a pri... #Canada #Beijing #Ottawa