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Women control the top 5 hits on Billboard

The Sunday, September 14 edition of Billboard has women dominating the top five positions on Billboard's Hot 100 singles. Meghan Trainer is number one with "All About That Bass," while Taylor Swift falls to number two with "Shake it Off."


Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Ariana Grande, Sia

Mon Sep 15, 2014

News Max

Blogger Rothman: Hillary 'Too Far to the Right' for Liberal Wing

Hillary Clinton, considered the frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is thought to be too far to the right by many in her party, says Noah Rothman, an associate editor at the conservative news blog "She's dramatically too far to the right.


Related Topix: Blog News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Noah

'Carrie' (2013) worth a look On Demand

Stephen King's classic tale is re-imagined with Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore bringing the story of telekinetic outcast Carrie White to life. Stephen King's first novel, " Carrie ," has got legs.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, Thriller, Carrie, Drama Movies, Stephen King, Vocal, Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore, Celebrities, Sissy Spacek

The Salinas Californian

Tossed Greens: Groundwater regulation - " Is there an alternative?

Tossed Greens: Groundwater regulation - Is there an alternative? AB 1739 would create local agencies to monitor and cap groundwater extraction Check out this story on Growers have their overalls in a bunch over a slate of state bills sitting on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk that's likely to be signed into law sometime in the next few weeks. Specifically, AB 1739 would regulate groundwater in California, including the Salinas Valley.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Salinas, CA, The Federation, US News

Network World

6 Tips for Replacing Your Windows Laptop With a Surface Pro 3

Planning to ditch your laptop for a Windows tablet such as the Surface Pro 3? These tips will help you set up, secure and make the most of your new device. It's no secret that Microsoft's Windows 8 launch marks the start of a hybrid device strategy .


Related Topix: Laptop, Microsoft


Investment intentions of SMEs in Wales reaches an all time high shows new research from FSB Wales

SMEs remain upbeat on the trading outlook but the positive balance of firms is less than for the UK as a whole Investment intentions of small and medium-sized firms in Wales have hit a new high, shows the latest quarterly survey from business body the Federation of Small Businesses. The FSB Wales Voice of Small Business Index for the third quarter of 2014 found that a positive balance of 28% of firms plan to increase capital investment in the next 12 months.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, The Federation


NIF's Ben Murane Tells Us How He Really Feels

As the 2009 Gaza war known as Operation Cast Lead raged and rockets rained down upon Israeli civilians, New Israel Fund's Ben Murane condemned the two groups he described as terrorist entities equally responsible for the conflagration; Israel and Hamas. Fast forward to 2014 and Operation Protective Edge where the same Ben Murane has been welcomed into the most inner of inner Jewish leadership circles in Seattle, playing a key role in determining the community's response to the latest war against the Jewish state.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Terrorism, Hamas (Palestine), Religion, Judaism, University of Washington, The Federation

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Moonamp Music Festival at Sunken Garden Theater on September 27

The music never stops in San Antonio and this week there's a big music festival coming to the Sunken Garden Theater. The Moonamp Music Festival is coming to town for the first time on Saturday September 27, 2014.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, September, Pop/Rock, San Antonio, TX, Antonio, Antonio Flores, Artists

The Age

Charred body find shuts key rail line

Officers from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade discovered the badly burnt male body at Alma Park in St Kilda East after receiving a report of a fire at 6.18am. The body was found on a grass embankment about 200 metres from a railway bridge on Alma Road and near an overhead gantry on the Sandringham line.


Related Topix: Brigade

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

Budapest communty boots ex-leader over government post

A former leader of Hungarian Jewry was booted from his position of president of a small Jewish community in Budapest following his nomination as a government consultant on Jewish matters. Nine out of 10 members of the board of the Jewish community of the Dohany Synagogue voted last week in favor of ejecting Gusztav Zoltai, the synagogue's former president, and former director of the Mazsihisz Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary.


Related Topix: The Federation

Improbable Research

Ig Nobel winner (Chickens Prefer Beautiful Winners) on dog breeds

BiblioChile reports on a new paper by Ig Nobel Prize winner Stefano Ghirlanda . Here's an auto-translation of the beginning of that report: At work, led by Italian researcher Stefano Ghirlanda, the authors showed a group of hens several photographs of human faces previously classified according to their physical attractiveness of college students.


Ann Arbor District Library

New Teen Fiction

Strange and Ever After is the third and final book of the Something Strange and Deadly trilogy, by Susan Dennard. This fun and unique series blends together lots of great elements: fantasy, romance, steampunk, historical fictiona and zombies! In this final installment, main character Eleanor Fitt travels to Egypt to track down and battle the evil necromancer who kidnapped her mother, brother, and friends.



Vapour Trails: Revisiting Shoegaze

It's known as the Holocaust, but it's greeted like the rapture. A sound engineer says it sounds "pretty similar to a jet taking off," and it has the decibel readings to prove it .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, My Bloody Valentine

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Trinidad Guardian

Moonilal riles Rowley, McDonald

Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley attempts to calm Port of-Spain South MP Marlene McDonald, left, who reacts to a comment made by Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal during yesterday's budget debate in Parliament. At right is PNM MP Donna Cox.


Related Topix: Abraham

Santa Cruz Sentinel

How educators are working to save career courses

Capitola Police Chief Rudy Escalante teaches a criminal justice ROP class at Soquel High where ROP classes are in jeopardy unless school districts identify funding. SANTA CRUZ >> When Capitola Police Chief Rudy Escalante was a Santa Cruz High student 35 years ago, he took a criminal justice class from professional law enforcement officials through the county's Regional Occupation Program, and it affirmed his desire to be a cop.


Related Topix: Capitola, CA, Education Etc., Santa Cruz, Family, Kids, Scotts Valley, CA

Slate Magazine

"You're More Than Just a Number"

Can an applicant explain why he or she would thrive at a given college in two minutes? If the applicant wants to enroll at Goucher College, that is pretty much all it will take under a new admissions option announced earlier this month. Applicants can now submit a two-minute video instead of all the traditional requirements, such as test scores, transcripts and essays.


Related Topix: Goucher College, Antonio, Standardized Testing, Education


Heffron Drive-Happy Mistakes-2014-MTD

Description: Best known for his portrayal of Kendall on the hit live-action Nickelodeon series Big Time Rush, Kendall Schmidt is an established actor/musician who now aspires to achieve his dreams as an independent artist. With the final season of BTR behind him, Kendall continues to fuel his passion for singing, songwriting and preforming through a creation of his own making - the hit band and brand, Heffron Drive, an alternative dance-rock venture.


Related Topix: Kendall, Kendall Schmidt, Bonnie Hunt

Sunday Herald

The latest poll: Yes 40%, No 42% Don't Know 17%

The ICM poll for the Guardian found support for Yes on 40%, No on 42%, but there were also 17% of voters who refused to declare their intentions. The figures are rounded.


Fri Sep 12, 2014

Republican Journal

112 Oak Point Lane

Well cared for year round lakefront cottage with 100 feet of shore frontage. Home features: Waterside wood fired sauna, open kitchen living room floor plan, hardwood floors, waterside deck, woodstove, cathedral ceilings, garage.


Related Topix: Mike Garrigan, Naples, FL, Switzerland, World News,

Andover Advertiser

Nick Mulvey, whose First Mind album has been nominated for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize

Mercury Prize winners Elbow have backed singer songwriter Nick Mulvey to take this year's award as they performed at the 2014 iTunes festival. Elbow, who won the Mercury in 2008 with their album The Seldom Seen Kid and have been nominees on two other occasions, were supported by 2014 nominee Mulvey at Camden Roundhouse.


Related Topix: Elbow