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Former Soros Manager Sets Up
Frontier Markets Firm in Dubai

Wall Street Journal, by Asa Fitch

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Posted By:JoniTx, 3/31/2014 11:26:25 AM

When money managers set up in the U.A.E., they’re usually either investing in the region or trying to tap the Middle East’s large pools of capital for funds that look elsewhere. Ahmad Zuaiter, however, is doing something a little different: using Dubai as a geographically central base from which to invest in frontier markets globally. Mr. Zuaiter, who managed money for George Soros until 2011, has been working for more than a year on a new firm called Jadara Capital, based in the Dubai International Financial Centre. He’s now raising money for Jadara’s maiden fund, which will invest in stocks

      


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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/24/2014 10:10:17 PM     Post Reply
This is the forgotten landscape of post-GFC America. A time when it was cheaper to abandon old factories than attempt to sell them, and where suburb-sized buildings sit forgotten and desolate. An intrepid explorer began visiting these eerie haunts after becoming obsessed with a terrifying computer game. Jonny Joo, 23 visits the derelict malls, stations and towers because they remind him of Silent Hill - a psychological horror game which was made into a film. It inspired him so much that he is now about to release his first book titled Empty Spaces which will feature 116 images. The professional

   

 

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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/24/2014 9:45:17 PM     Post Reply
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia’s biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company’s shares plummeting. The Kremlin has been anxious to exert greater control over the Internet, which opposition activists — barred from national television — have used to promote their ideas and organize protests. Russia’s parliament this week passed a law requiring social media websites to keep their servers in Russia and save all information about their users for at least half a year. Also, businessmen close to Putin now control Russia’s leading social media network, VKontakte.

Chicago Public Schools Now
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Independent Journal Review, by Emily Hulsey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/24/2014 9:30:38 PM     Post Reply
Last week, parents of children enrolled in Chicago Public Schools received a recorded phone message encouraging them to sign up for low-cost health insurance and food stamps: “Currently there are 68,000 children in the Chicago Public Schools that are not enrolled in free or low-cost health insurance and SNAP also knows as food stamps,” the recording, obtained by The Daily Caller, says. *“Your child may be one of them. To find out more about your eligibility call the Children and Family Benefits Unit at 773-553-KIDS.” *The Chicago Public Schools website explains the Children and Family Benefits Unit (CFBU) “works to

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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/24/2014 9:26:43 PM     Post Reply
The California Senate decided to take time out from its normal working routine and conduct a long-needed review of what constitutes ethical behavior. Two state senators have been charged with crimes by the FBI and another has been convicted of perjury. Scott Raecker, CEO of the Josephson Institute of Ethics conducted the meeting, aided by attorneys Lance Olson, Charles H. Bell, Sr. and John Panneton. Senate leader Darrell Steinberg said: While there is no ethics class, as I´ve said many times, that teaches the dangers of gun running or taking money in envelope, that´s not really what this session was

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Marion County, Oregon commissioners approved an order Thursday to stop an incinerator from using aborted babies to generate power. The order states that the incinerator must stop accepting medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure aborted babies are not among the substances burned to produce electricity. As Breitbart News’ Warner Todd Huston reported earlier on Thursday, authorities in Victoria, British Columbia revealed that the remains of aborted babies are disposed of in the United States and sent to a facility that burns waste to provide electric power for Oregon residents. According to the Associated Press, pro-life Marion County

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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/24/2014 6:39:45 PM     Post Reply
Whether a woof, ruff, yip, or yap, dogs bark dozens, if not hundreds, of times each day. Imagine if every pet canine in the U.S. -- all 83.3 million of them -- congregated. The chorus would be a postal worker´s nightmare. Dogs sound off in almost any situation. Maybe the doorbell rang, or a stranger approached, or a bird fluttered nearby. Even with little to no obvious stimulation, dogs can bark incessantly. Behaviorist and biologist Raymond Coppinger once observed a dog that barked for seven hours straight, even though no other canines were within miles. Because dogs bark repetitively and

   

 

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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/24/2014 6:36:00 PM     Post Reply
I get a lot of e-mail from parents and teachers who wonder if President Obama, whose children go to the private Sidwell Friends School, knows what is actually going on with all of the standardized testing in public schools. Here’s an open letter to Obama explaining what he is missing, written by Rebecca Steinitz, a literacy consultant in urban high schools, a writer and an editor. She was previously director of the High School Program at Lesley University’s School of Education and an English professor at Ohio Wesleyan University, where she ran the Freshman Writing Program. Steinitz is also a

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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/24/2014 4:28:39 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/24/2014 3:27:46 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/24/2014 3:18:15 PM     Post Reply
CHICAGO— While out on an unrelated assignment, CBS 2 investigative reporter Dave Savini decided to stop by a South Side Subway sandwich shop for a meal. Savini was struck by the fact that the counter of the store at 116th Street and South Halsted was encased in bullet-proof glass. Such a sight would be common at crime magnets like gas stations or currency exchanges, but a Subway? The store was clean and looked just like any other well-run Subway restaurant, except for the bullet-proof protection for the employees and lack of a bathroom for customers. In fact, a few patrons

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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/24/2014 3:06:27 PM     Post Reply
Who could deny that the problems identified by feminists in America are serious? Here are just five recent examples of how bad women have it in the States, each followed by a look at a minor problem faced by women in other parts of the world. American Problem #1 ~Gendered toys being distributed McDonald’s. Did you know that McDonald’s distributes toys with its so-called Happy Meals? And that these toys come in “boy” and “girl” varieties? Can you believe what a human rights violation this is? Slate is on it, thank goodness. This must be stopped. Global Problem #1 ~234

   

 



 
Holder cancels speech, appearance
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Washington Times (D.C.), by Kelly Riddell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/24/2014 2:50:06 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder cancelled his appearance before the Oklahoma City Police Department’s graduating cadet class Thursday amid angry protests over his scheduled visit. Mr. Holder was scheduled to deliver remarks at the graduation ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, according to his official itinerary sent out by the Justice Department Thursday morning. “It is true that Mr. Holder will not be in attendance,” said Capt. D. Nelson, the chief spokesman at the Oklahoma City Police Department. “We are told that it is not due to the planned protests, but no reason was stated.” Mr. Holder’s scheduled visit to Oklahoma



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