<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/jacques-renaud-halal-tweet-dead-child-gaza_n_5613297.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">French Deputy Mayor Allegedly Makes Insensitive Comment About Dead Child In Gaza</a>

French Deputy Mayor Allegedly Makes Insensitive Comment About Dead Child In Gaza

A politician in western France has received backlash following an insensitive tweet in reference to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

After a Twitter account that appears to belong to Montreuil-Juigné Deputy Mayor Jacques Renaud compared a dead child to halal meat Wednesday, the social network erupted with sharp criticism of the political figure’s callous remark.

The controversy began when the account shared a tweet pledging support for the Jewish people in France who have recently been the target of anti-Semitic attacks. A French Twitter user responded to Renaud’s comment with a question about the …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tilman-ehrbeck/can-india-achieve-financi_b_5610403.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Can India Achieve Financial Inclusion within the Next Few Years?</a>

Can India Achieve Financial Inclusion within the Next Few Years?

The new Government of India has made financial inclusion one of the corner stones in its modernization aspirations for the country. In his first budget speech earlier this month, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley set the target of a financial account for each woman and each man in every Indian household by August 2015. This ambitious target is a recognition of how important access to basic financial transaction services — and ultimately to better savings, credit and insurance options — are for full economic citizenship in a country where more than 80 percent of people live …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marina-illich-phd/how-mindfulness-makes-you-powerful_b_5613568.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">How Mindfulness Makes You Powerful</a>

How Mindfulness Makes You Powerful

As an executive coach and leadership consultant, I think a lot about power in the work place and beyond. What is it? Where does it come from? How does it work?

Conventional thinking has us believe that power is the ability to push through, drive for results and get things done. Business and management books are full of this fare. They brim with strategies for how to drill down, source root causes and eliminate weak links. They teach us how to identify opportunities, dodge threats and launch strategies that move the needle. And they offer up sage advice …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maria-rodale/10-reasons-i-love-futbol-_b_5613154.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">10 Reasons I Love Fútbol (That's Soccer, for Ya'll Americans)</a>

10 Reasons I Love Fútbol (That's Soccer, for Ya'll Americans)


I didn’t grow up in a sporty family.

Our primary sport was reading, punctuated by a few bicycle races in Europe (see #5). In fact, I can’t even remember a single sporting event on the TV in our house growing up, except the Olympics. Which, oh, yeah, my dad was in for skeet-shooting, and oh, yeah, I did grow up in gun clubs around America — but that’s an odd sport, which I mostly associate with the smell of cigarette smoke, gunpowder, and scotch on the rocks.

So I was surprised at how drawn in I …read more

Source: Sports


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/oregon-medicaid-enrollment_n_5614145.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Oregon's Medicaid Overhaul Faces Unexpected Setback</a>

Oregon's Medicaid Overhaul Faces Unexpected Setback

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.

But an Associated Press review shows that an unexpected rush of enrollees has strained the capacity of the revamped network that was endorsed as a potential national model, locking out some patients, forcing others to wait months for medical appointments and prompting a spike in emergency room visits, which state officials had been actively seeking to avoid. The problems come amid nationwide growing pains …read more

Source: Business


Future Islands to headline Union Market’s second music festival

By Margaret Ely

Teaming up with D.C.-based music site All Things Go, Union Market’s Dock 5 event space will host its second music festival September 13.

The inaugural “Fall Classic” will feature Future Islands, Tove Lo, HAERTS, Bear Hands, US Royalty, Panama Wedding, Sun Club and Young Summer. As with almost any Union Market event, the food selection is a big draw. Toki Underground, the Bespoke Kitchen, Takorean and Dolcezza will all be there.

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Source: Entertainment


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/whale-lifts-kayak-video_n_5613839.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Gigantic Whale Gently Lifts A Kayak Out Of The Water With Its Head</a>

Gigantic Whale Gently Lifts A Kayak Out Of The Water With Its Head

Two adventurers kayaking in the blue waters near Puerto Madryn, Argentina crossed paths with some gentle giants of the sea.

Gisela6652′s video description roughly translates to, “One of the whales turned and came toward our direction, and lifted the boat twice!!”

While the sight of the whales must have been breathtaking, it is always important to stay a safe distance from wild animals — especially when they’re the size of a bus. …read more

Source: World News


The Story of Exodus (... the one from Central America)

Once upon a time, there was a great and powerful country to the north. The country was having problems with foreigners who had illegally crossed its borders and formed gangs to defend themselves against local, more established gangs. The foreign gangs were, at first, not well organized, but they learned from their local enemies and were soon competing for turf and a piece of the action. They became every bit as violent and street savvy as the locals — so much so that their host country decided it was time to deport them to their native lands.

So tens …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/bunch-o-balloons_n_5613144.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Genius Dad Figures Out Way To Fill 37 Water Balloons In 20 Seconds</a>

Genius Dad Figures Out Way To Fill 37 Water Balloons In 20 Seconds

We’ve seen our share of dumb Kickstarter campaigns this summer. There was the $60,000 potato salad that set the Internet on fire. Then there was that guy who wanted $22,000 to make a handle for your iPhone for some reason.

But finally, there’s a Kickstarter campaign that’s trying to solve a very real and pressing problem during these hot summer days — namely, that water balloons take too damn long to fill up. Need we remind you how much it sucks to wait patiently by the hose to fill 20 water balloons amid an old-fashioned …read more

Source: Business


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