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3 hrs ago | St. Augustine Record

Medical thriller author Robin Cook prepares for visit

Author and medical doctor Robin Cook vaulted onto the literary scene in 1977 with his much acclaimed medical thriller, "Coma." It was the first of 28 books, all of which became best sellers.

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Related Topix: St Johns County, FL, St. Augustine, FL

3 hrs ago | Canberra City News

Renewing Australian federalism

THE reform of Australia's federation is under review, with a White Paper process currently underway. In partnership with the Australian National University's Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School of Public Policy and with the University of Melbourne School of Government, "The Conversation" have asked leading Australian academics to begin a debate on renewing federalism, from tax reform to the broader issues of democracy.

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Related Topix: National University, Australia, World News, The Conversation

4 hrs ago | Daily Monitor

Ethiopians welcome 2007

Ask me if I felt a little strange holding two candles and celebrating the beginning of a New Year in September and I will tell you no. I have done stranger things and besides I knew exactly what I was doing.

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Related Topix: World News, Ethiopia, Africa, Life, Holidays, New Year's Day/Eve, The Ethiopians, Travel, Ethiopia Travel, Africa Travel, Uganda, Uganda Travel

11 hrs ago | WGBH

Bob Marley's 'Legend' Album Finally Cracks Billboard Top 10

Billboard's album sales chart has a new entry in its No. 5 spot: Legend , the greatest hits record by Bob Marley and the Wailers.

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Related Topix: Bob Marley, Bob Marley & the Wailers, The Wailers, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson, Purple Rain, Music!, Drama Movies

16 hrs ago | Barryanddistrictnews.co.uk

Legends UB40 bring their epic tour to Cardiff

UB40, with Ali, Astro and Mickey, are back together and ready to perform their legendary hits plus new tracks from their forthcoming album. They will be performing at St David's Hall on April 15 2015.

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Related Topix: Ub40, The Pretenders, Pop/Rock

20 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Journey To Jah premieres

TWO European reggae singers who have made a mark in Jamaica are the subject of a documentary entitled Journey To Jah, which premiered September 3 at the Zurich Film Festival. According to the film's Facebook page, it took seven years to complete.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Gleaner

Jr Reid's Club Robbed

A man who broke into a club/bar owned by reggae star Junior Reid and stole high end liquors, then sold them at a meagre price was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment yesterday. Yesterday, when the matter was called up in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court, the accused man, 20-year-old Jevon Barnett of an Eastwood Park Road address, pleaded guilty to the offence.

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Stuff.co.nz

Catching up with Auckland's Sola Rosa

From the back room of an unassuming house in a quiet Auckland street, there's a glimpse of fairy lights and a booming "welcome to the studio!" But for Sola Rosa's key threesome - Andrew Spraggon, Ben White and Matt Short - the hideaway's collection of computers, instruments, soundproofing isn't just where they've finished recording their sixth album Magnetics, it's home. And a hectic home at that.

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Related Topix: The Conversation

Cybercast News Service

In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization

Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard painted in the red, green, gold and black colors identified with his Rastafarian faith. These days, the baritone singer from the legendary Wailers, the group he formed in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, has reason to feel good.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Drugs, Marijuana, Bunny Wailer, The Wailers, Bob Marley

The Washington Post

In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization

In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, legalization advocate and reggae legend Bunny Wailer smokes a pipe stuffed with marijuana during a "reasoning" session in a yard in Kingston, Jamaica, decorated with Rastafarian colors and images of former Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. Wailer, a founder of the iconic Wailers reggae group with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and fellow Rastafarians have long called for legalization of the drug that they smoke as part of their spiritual worship.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Drugs, Marijuana, Bunny Wailer, The Wailers

The San Diego Union-Tribune

In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot...

In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, legalization advocate and reggae legend Bunny Wailer smokes a pipe stuffed with marijuana during a "reasoning" session in a yard in Kingston, Jamaica, decorated with Rastafarian colors and images of former Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. Wailer, a founder of the iconic Wailers reggae group with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and fellow Rastafarians have long called for legalization of the drug that they smoke as part of their spiritual worship.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Drugs, Marijuana, Bunny Wailer, The Wailers

Ham and High

Reggae legends Rico Rodriguez and Bunny 'Striker' Lee unite in Camden Town

Reggae fans witnessed a slice of music history over the weekend as Jamaican legends Rico Rodriguez and Bunny "Striker" Lee joined arm-in-arm at a gig in Camden. The pair, pictured together after Rodriguez's Saturday night gig at the Forge in Delancey Street, Camden Town, collectively made an enormous contribution to the ska, dub and reggae music scene in both Jamaica and the UK.

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Related Topix: Rico Rodriguez, Prince Buster, Ska

Jamaica Observer

Vegasa mom to be buried today

THE funeral service for Lucille Ellis Maitland, mother of dancehall singjay Mr Vegas and singer Carlton Smith from the reggae vocal group The Tamlins, is scheduled for the Pembroke Hall Methodist Church in St Andrew, today, at 10:00 am. Ellis Maitland died on Monday, September 1, after after suffering a stroke and being hospitalised in critical condition at the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Billboard

How Bob Marley's 30-Year Old 'Legend' Album Finally Hit the Top 10

It only took 30 years, but Bob Marley & the Wailers ' 1984 greatest-hits album Legend has hit the top 10 on the Billboard 200 -- and in doing so, gives the reggae great his highest-charting album. Legend zooms from No.

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Related Topix: Bob Marley, Best of 2007, Bob Marley & the Wailers, The Wailers

The London Free Press

Glass Tiger hasn't changed its stripes as it rolled out its hits at Western Fair

Glass Tiger singer Alan Frew plays for the crowd at the Western Fair in London, Ontario on Friday September 12, 2014. CRAIG GLOVER/The London Free Press/QMI Agency So it took Glass Tiger frontman Alan Frew a song to get his voice out to the crowd at the Western Fair on Friday.

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Related Topix: Tiger, Pop/Rock, Canada,

Worcester County Times

Jamaican restaurant brings new taste to Salisbury

Jamaican restaurant brings new taste to Salisbury Reggae Soul CafA© offers authentic Jamaican cuisine off Route 13. Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/09/12/new-jamaican-resturant/15528213/ Executive Chef Rose Marie Bowen makes a batch of Mango/pineapple chutney at the Reggae Soul Cafe is a new authentic Jamaican restaurant in Salisbury The image of Jamaica quickly brings a few things to mind for Americans: Bob Marley, jerk chicken and jerk pork. "We are more than that," said Rose Marie Bowen, executive chef at the new Reggae Soul CafA© in Salisbury.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Bob Marley

KUCI-FM Irvine

New in the KUCI Reggae Library

An indie film about a former San Pedro, CA detective, Sunken City - according to the film website, "features an original Reggae soundtrack by Next Level Productions. Led by Blake Colie of the popular Los Angeles Reggae band The Lions, Next Level was critical in providing an authentic Jamaican sound for the film."

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Related Topix: San Pedro, CA, The Lions

Jamaica Observer

Wonder, Alva watch the Hour Glass

VETERAN singer Wayne Wonder is on a roll with two new singles - Let Me Love You Tonight and Hour Glass. The latter was done with singer Alva.

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Related Topix: Alternative-Rock, Wayne Wonder

LiveScience

Ebola Crisis in West Africa: Where Did All the Development Money Go?

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

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Related Topix: The Conversation, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Emory University, Malaria, Health

Jamaica Observer

Where are the groups?

It not only had high-riding acts like Shabba Ranks and Mad Cobra, it saw the rise of groups. But despite promise the majority of these groups have not survived.

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Related Topix: Shabba Ranks, Mad Cobra, Arp, Pop/Rock, Elephant Man, The Wailers

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