<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/28/pakistan-mob-facebook-killings_n_5625838.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Pakistan Mob Kills Woman And 2 Girls Over 'Blasphemous' Facebook Post, Police Say</a>

Pakistan Mob Kills Woman And 2 Girls Over 'Blasphemous' Facebook Post, Police Say

ISLAMABAD, July 28 (Reuters) – A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities.

The dead, including a seven-year-old girl and her baby sister, were Ahmadis, who consider themselves Muslim but believe in a prophet after Mohammed. A 1984 Pakistani law declared them non-Muslims and many Pakistanis consider …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lee-traupel-/twitter-is-still-the-best_b_5556683.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Twitter is Still the Best Water Cooler Ever for Brands</a>

Twitter is Still the Best Water Cooler Ever for Brands


Twitter is an essential platform for businesses marketing to other businesses and it’s morphing quickly to a direct response “buy it now” platform functionality like Pinterest and Facebook.

I anticipate “social selling” will accelerate moving forward, as social platforms embrace mobile enabled direct commerce and marketers pour more money into targeting today’s “self educated buyers” where they can find them.

Has Twitter “jumped the shark” and lost some Mojo? Many think it has. Know going in Twitter is “noisy” and very competitive – the “high tide raises …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/27/us-israel_n_5625654.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">U.S.-Israeli Tensions Rise Over Gaza Conflict</a>

U.S.-Israeli Tensions Rise Over Gaza Conflict

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams

GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 28 (Reuters) – Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying on Monday, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government and Washington flared over U.S. mediation to end the almost three-week-old war.

Fighting had subsided over the weekend, with the battered Palestinian enclave’s dominant Hamas Islamists endorsing a U.N. call for a 24-hour halt ahead of Monday’s Eid al-Fitr festival.

Yet Israel balked, having abandoned its own offer to extend a 12-hour truce from Saturday as Palestinian rocket launches persisted. Netanyahu’s …read more

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Cavna: COMIC-CON 2014: Here are your Eisner Award winners…

By Michael Cavna

Here are the 2014 Eisner Award winners from this weekend at Comic-Con International in San Diego:

BEST SHORT STORY: Untitled, by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)

BEST SINGLE ISSUE (OR ONE-SHOT): Hawkeye #11: Pizza Is My Business, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soren-petersen/design-professionals-buil_b_5625655.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Design Professionals Building Business Capabilities</a>

Design Professionals Building Business Capabilities


Co-written by Riddhi Shah

Experts and generalists are less than useful, however those who thoroughly master a discipline while having a broad general knowledge of multiple disciplines, also called T-shaped people were, at one time, worth their weight in gold.

Now, once again, more multi-disciplinary designers are becoming indispensable for creating breakthrough innovations. These so-called, “TT-shaped people” are the professionals who master two or more distinct and complementary skills and can bridge domains without falling into the trap of providing a solution catering to the lowest common denominator.

In the hustle and bustle of …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/27/sabina-altynbekova-beautiful-volleyball_n_5625530.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Sabina Altynbekova Is Too Beautiful To Play Volleyball, Critics Say</a>

Sabina Altynbekova Is Too Beautiful To Play Volleyball, Critics Say

A teenage volleyball player from Kazakhstan is coming under fire, but it’s not because of her skills. It’s because of her looks.

Critics say Sabina Altynbekova, 17, is so beautiful that it’s a distraction to the sport. Even the athlete’s own coach says his team is increasingly about one player, at least as far as the fans are concerned.

“It is impossible to work like this,” Nurlan Sadikov, coach of the nation’s under-19 team, told Tengrin News in a quote translated by the Daily Mail. “The crowd behaves like there is only …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/walgreens-may-face-consumer-backlash_b_5625593.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Walgreens May Face Consumer, Political Backlash if it Elects to Become a 'Corporate Deserter'</a>

Walgreens May Face Consumer, Political Backlash if it Elects to Become a 'Corporate Deserter'

Within the next several weeks Illinois-based Walgreens drug store chain is set to decide if it will become what President Obama referred to last week as a “corporate deserter” by – in essence – tearing up its U.S. Citizenship in order to cut its corporate taxes.

Walgreens recently bought a 45 percent stake in the Swiss drug chain, Alliance-Boots. It is now considering whether to complete a merger with the Swiss firm, so it can move its official corporate headquarters to lower-tax Switzerland, while maintaining most of its operations in the United States. …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/27/ebola-american_n_5625508.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Second American In Liberia Tests Positive For Ebola Virus</a>

Second American In Liberia Tests Positive For Ebola Virus

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor became infected while helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease, a relief group official said Sunday.

Ken Isaacs, a vice president of Samaritan’s Purse, told The Associated Press that Dr. Kent Brantly — the 33-year-old medical director for the group’s Ebola care center on the outskirts of the Liberian capital of Monrovia — was stable and in very serious condition.

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/27/eid-ul-fitr-2014_n_5605544.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Eid ul-Fitr 2014: A Celebration At The End Of Ramadan (PHOTOS)</a>

Eid ul-Fitr 2014: A Celebration At The End Of Ramadan (PHOTOS)

One of the most joyous days in the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr, also known as Eid ul-Fitr or Eid, is a celebration that marks the end of Ramadan (a holy month of fasting observed by Muslims).

This year Eid ul-Fitr will most likely be observed on Monday, July 28, 2014, in the United States. It is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Traditionally, the observance begins with the sighting of the new moon. While many will wait to see the moon or an announcement …read more

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What you need to know as the fate of the Corcoran Gallery is argued in court

By David Montgomery

The legal term for the high-stakes drama opening Monday in Courtroom 317 of D.C. Superior Court is “cy près,” and the English pronunciation seems apt:

Sigh, pray.

The future of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran College of Art and Design is now in the hands of the lawyers, and of Judge Robert Okun. Whether you’re a partisan of one of the two competing visions for Washington’s oldest private art institution or you just want whatever’s best, it’s a tense time.

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