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1 hr ago | Washington Times
One thing is for sure about Al Gore : It never rains on his global warming parade. The former vice president is not about to let go of his climate change zeal, and he takes to the Internet at high noon Tuesday for a lengthy demonstration.
5 hrs ago | Investor's Business Daily
Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management plans to raise $2 billion with a new fund listing on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange, the company said in a statement Monday. The hedge fund has already secured $1.5 billion from 30 cornerstone investors and expects the new fund, called Pershing Square Holdings, to have a market capitalization of $5 billion after its 25-a-share IPO on Oct. 13. "We expect that the public listing of PSH will substantially enhance the stability of our capital base, enabling us to invest a greater percentage of our assets in activist commitments on a long-term basis, and improving our ability to take advantage of market dislocations when they arise," said Bill Ackman in a statement.
9 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com
The United Nations is set to take over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday, nine months after sectarian violence erupted that has left at least 5,000 people dead and has forced tens of thousands of Muslims to flee into exile in neighboring countries. About 1,800 additional peacekeepers and police are joining the mission as the United Nations takes over, though the force when combined with the existing African troops is still only about 65 percent of what was authorized by the U.N. Security Council in April.
10 hrs ago | Charter97
Activist of the Zmena movement Vital Vasilkou, who disappeared on September 12, was 'found' in the Partyzanski district court of Minsk. He is charged with disorderly conduct and resisting a police officer .
14 hrs ago | SFGate
Egypt's most prominent activist, who is facing a retrial on a 15-year prison sentence for violating the country's draconian protest law, was granted release on bail on Monday, lawyers and relatives said. Lawyer Mohammed Abdel-Aziz said that blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah , a vocal government critic since mid-2000, won release on bail of 5,000 Egyptian pounds along with two other activists.
The headline in the local paper reads, "100 Rally in Worcester Against Police Brutality." The first paragraph of the story reads, "...more than 100 people met on the Common Saturday night..." In reality, the count was closer to 200 than 100, and they came from all walks of life, in all ages and from all backgrounds.
Of all the developed nations, few have pushed harder than Germany to find a solution to global warming. And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea.
In a hospital bed in southern Turkey, lies a Syrian volunteer rescue worker who had his kneecap blown off in an airstrike in Raqqa, the Syrian bastion of the self-styled Islamic State . His story - and that of others who have made their out of Raqqa - sheds light on what life is like under the group's rule, and of how difficult it will be for a US-led coalition that President Barack Obama insists will "destroy" IS to make headway with airstrikes alone.
In mid-July, the peak body of the Uniting Church in Australia voted to sell its investments in fossil fuels. The decision was available online for anyone who cared to peruse the church's minutes, but it didn't issue a media release until a month and a half later, on the last Friday afternoon in August.
The casual dining industry has been under pressure for some time now, suffering from increased competition from the fast-casual space on the one hand, and weak consumer spending on the other. Of the major publicly listed companies, Darden Restaurants has been one of the hardest-hit, as it struggled with slowing sales and a sagging bottom-line.
With stories of the outspoken, compassionate, ray of sunshine she was, the spirit of Katie Brienzo was rekindled Saturday at the third annual walk established in her memory. "I've had some really good personal time with Katie," said family friend Anthony Gaudielo, a participant at the Katie Brienzo Memorial Walk who said he knew Brienzo for nearly 30 years.
The Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals rescued 99 ringneck doves from a hoarding case June 17, 2014. As of Thursday, Sept.
The presidents of Ukraine and the US, in addition to heads of NATO and the European Commission have been condemned for war crimes in Eastern Ukraine by an informal Russell Tribunal, which took place in Venice, Italy on Saturday. The show trial in Venice was inspired by the Russell Tribunal organized by British philosopher and Nobel Prize winner Bertrand Russell and hosted by French philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre in 1966 to investigate US war crimes in Vietnam.
Syrian warplanes and helicopter gunships struck targets in a central village on Saturday in what appears to be preparations for a ground offensive on the rebel stronghold, activists said. The air raids on Kfar Zeita, which has been under rebel control for nearly two years, came amid a major government offensive in the religiously mixed central province of Hama.
Serbian police say a German man who has taken part in a gay rights conference has been severely beaten in downtown Belgrade and has been hospitalized with life threatening brain injuries. Jovanka Todorovic, from the Labris gay and lesbian group, told the AP that the man was beaten around early Saturday morning.
Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb raised $2.5 billion over just two weeks in August, signaling investor appetite for shareholder activism investing, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to The Journal, Loeb plans to use the capital by the end of the year to take activist stakes in companies in the U.S. and abroad.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:10 pm
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