Pistorius starts five-year term for killing Reeva Steenkamp

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world.

His uncle, Arnold Pistorius, indicated he would not appeal.

As judge Thokozile Masipa gave her decision on the 27-year-old's culpable homicide conviction, Pistorius,

Canada Parliament Locked Down After War Memorial Shots

Posted by Forexsq 1 day 28 minutes ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Canada’s Parliament has been locked down after a soldier was shot at the nation’s war memorial in Ottawa. The gunman was later shot and killed by police, according to two members of parliament.

Witnesses including an Alberta lawmaker said a man with a brown coat was seen at the war memorial today carrying a rifle. Shots were also fired on Parliament Hill and the Center Block of parliament was

Ebola Front-Line Doctors at Breaking Point

Posted by Forexsq 3 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img At 3:30 a.m. in the world’s biggest Ebola treatment center, Daniel Lucey found the outbreak reduced to its essentials: patients lying on mattresses on the floor and vomiting in the dark, visible only by the wavering flashlight beam of a single volunteer doctor.

“I don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Lucey, a physician and professor from Georgetown University who is halfway throug

UN asks $1 billion for Ebola, gets $100,000

Posted by Forexsq 6 days ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img An alarmed United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in late September asked nations around the world to quickly help raise $1 billion to fight the deadly virus Ebola.

As of Friday, only $100,000 has come in -- from Colombia.

Other countries have pledged a total of $20 million for the fast-track fund that Ban set up.

"We need to turn pledges into action," Ban told reporters. "We need

Who's in Charge of Ebola at Hospitals? 'Screaming That We're Not Prepared'

Posted by Forexsq 10 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Hospital staff need better training, more funding and sharper oversight to handle Ebola patients, nurses and doctors said after a caregiver in Dallas was confirmed to have caught the deadly virus.

The unidentified worker, who cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, was infected after a “breach in protocol,” said Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Cen

Apple looks to reignite iPad sales

Posted by Forexsq 12 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img Apple Inc. is expected to hold an event on Oct. 16 in which the company, fresh off the launch of the iPhone 6, is hoping to reignite enthusiasm for its line of iPad tablets.

Apple AAPL, +0.60% is said to be preparing for an event near its Cupertino, Calif. headquarters during which it will unveil new models of the iPad, as well as its Mac computers, and also updates on the release of Yosemite

Pakistani teen, Indian activist win Nobel Peace Prize

Posted by Forexsq 12 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, and Indian children's right activist Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

Yousafzai, aged 17, becomes the youngest Nobel Prize winner by far.

Satyarthi, 60, and Yousafzai were picked for their struggle against the oppression of children and yo

Carlos Slim: The 3-day work week will happen

Posted by Forexsq 15 days ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img The richest man in the world thinks you're working too much.

Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom tycoon worth over $80 billion, believes life would be better with a three-day work week.

"You should have more time for you during all of your life -- not when you're 65 and retired," Slim told CNNMoney's Christine Romans on Tuesday.

Turkey says Syrian town about to fall as Islamic State moves in

Posted by Forexsq 16 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img Turkey's president said Kobani was "about to fall" after Islamic State fighters advanced into the south west of the Syrian Kurdish town, pressing home a three-week assault has cost a reported 400 lives.

The prospect that the town on the Turkish border could be captured by the militants has increased pressure on Turkey, with the strongest army in the region, to join an international coalition t

Samsung Poised for ‘Ugly’ Quarter as iPhones Get Bigger

Posted by Forexsq 17 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Samsung Electronics Co. the world’s largest smartphone maker, is heading for its roughest quarter in years amid rising competition from Apple Inc. and China’s Xiaomi Corp.

Analysts have been cutting their profit estimates almost daily, with at least 26 of 42 tracked by Bloomberg reducing their estimates in the past four weeks. Operating profit for the third quarter is projected to plunge 47 pe

Ebola Patient’s Girlfriend Overwhelmed by Quarantine

Posted by Forexsq 17 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Louise Troh has suffered loss before, leaving her Liberian homeland for the U.S. a decade ago, and then losing a child during childbirth, her pastor said.

Now, the 54-year-old Dallas woman faces a new challenge. She has been quarantined because of her contact with the man she shares a son with and planned to marry, Thomas Eric Duncan. He has been confirmed as having Ebola, and the hospital whe

Can rich countries afford the Olympics?

Posted by Forexsq 16 days ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img Could the Olympic Games become the preserve of authoritarian regimes and developing countries?

Norway pulled out of the race to host the 2022 Winter Games last week, leaving only Beijing, China and Almaty, Kazakhstan in the running.

Hong Kong Protests Dwindle as Negotiations Ease Tensions

Posted by Forexsq 17 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong saw their ranks thinned today as they prepared for formal talks with the government on demands for free elections.

Civil servants poured back into offices after students removed some barricades in response to an ultimatum from the city’s leader to restore access or face possible police action. Protesters won’t withdraw totally until there are concessions f

Eighty People in Dallas Area Being Monitored for Ebola

Posted by Forexsq 21 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img More than 80 people in Dallas are being monitored for symptoms of Ebola after coming into contact with patient Thomas Eric Duncan or others who Duncan had met, health officials said.

The people have been asked to report to Texas health officials or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if they show signs of the deadly virus, Erikka Neroes, a spokeswoman for Dallas County Departme

Democrats to Obama: Shut Up

Posted by Forexsq 21 days ago (http://www.bloombergview.com)
img Democrats, especially members of Congress in competitive elections this fall, have a simple ask of President Barack Obama: cool it.

Specifically, they would like the president to keep as low a profile as possible for the next five weeks, to foil Republican efforts to make him the centerpiece of the midterm elections. They are particularly concerned about news-making interviews. The latest flap

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