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  • [ePHOTOzine] Win ON1 Photo 10.5 - 10 Winners In Total!: ON1 is giving 10 lucky ePz members the chance to win a copy of ON1 Photo 10.5.
  • [World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post] Turkish media: Explosion near police station in southern Turkey wounds 9 people: Turkish media: Explosion near police station in southern Turkey wounds 9 people.
  • [War Zones: War News, Coverage, Analysis & More - The Washington Post] Turkish media: Explosion near police station in southern Turkey wounds 9 people: Turkish media: Explosion near police station in southern Turkey wounds 9 people.
  • [Hacker News] Letters of Note: 1984 V. Brave New World: Comments
  • [Reuters: World News] Three Turkish soldiers killed, 14 others wounded in PKK attack in the southeast: army: ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Three Turkish soldiers were killed and 14 others were wounded on Sunday in an armed attack by Kurdish militants during a military operation in the southeastern town of Nusaybin, Turkey's army said in a statement.
  • [Hacker News] Prometheus: Monitoring for the next generation of cluster infrastructure: Comments
  • [Reuters: World News] Two rockets hit Turkish town near Syria border, injuring two: sources: DIYARBAKIR (Reuters) - Two rockets from Islamic State controlled Syrian territory struck the Turkish town of Kilis on Sunday, injuring at least two people, security sources said.
  • [Reuters: Deals] AIG raises $1.25 billion by selling Chinese insurer PICC P&C shares: IFR: HONG KONG (Reuters) - American International Group has raised HK$9.68 billion ($1.25 billion) by selling a large chunk of its stake in China's PICC Property and Casualty Co Ltd (PICC P&C) in a...
  • [Reuters: Energy] MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf may move little, banks restrain Abu Dhabi: DUBAI, May 1 (Reuters) - Gulf stock markets may move little on Sunday with few positive catalysts, while weak bank earnings may continue to cap Abu Dhabi.
  • [Reuters: Financials] MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf may move little, banks restrain Abu Dhabi: DUBAI, May 1 (Reuters) - Gulf stock markets may move little on Sunday with few positive catalysts, while weak bank earnings may continue to cap Abu Dhabi.
  • [Hacker News] McLaren needs Compaq laptops with bespoke CA cards to maintain the remaining F1s: Comments
  • [Hacker News] The Burglar with His Very Own Mac Attack: Comments
  • [Hacker News] Ask HN: What are examples of GitHub repositories with high code quality?: Comments
  • [Hacker News] 9/14/14: Sold 500 edu copies of Air Display 2. 4/25/16: All 500 refunded: Comments
  • [Reuters: U.S.] Detroit schools can't meet payroll after June 30: (Reuters) - The cash-strapped Detroit Public Schools will run out of money to pay employees after the fiscal year wraps up on June 30, the schools' emergency manager said on Saturday.
  • [Reuters: U.S.] Daniel Berrigan, U.S. anti-war priest and poet, dies at 94: (Reuters) - Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit priest, poet and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files to protest the Vietnam War, died on Saturday at 94, a Jesuit magazine reported.
  • [Hacker News] MetaPong: A JavaScript Animation Library: Comments
  • [Reuters: World News] Uncle charged in murder of former Chinese student in Australia: MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The uncle of a former Chinese international student who was previously studying in Sydney, has been charged for her murder, a week after her body was found in a national park.
  • [World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post] IS claims responsibility for killing Bangladesh Hindu man: A Hindu man was hacked to death in central Bangladesh in the latest attack claimed by radical Islamists in the Muslim-majority nation, police said.
  • [War Zones: War News, Coverage, Analysis & More - The Washington Post] IS claims responsibility for killing Bangladesh Hindu man: A Hindu man was hacked to death in central Bangladesh in the latest attack claimed by radical Islamists in the Muslim-majority nation, police said.
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  • Sketching Obama's last White House Correspondents' Dinner

  • Venezuela hikes minimum wage 30 percent amid economic crunch

    Venezuela?s president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic stagnation.

  • Malaysia deports 32 Taiwan suspects to China, draws protest

    Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia?s deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island?s nationals to China this weekend to face wire fraud charges, the latest in a series of disputes that has raised new friction between China and Taiwan.

  • Venezuela hikes minimum wage 30 percent amid economic crunch

    Venezuela?s president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic stagnation.

  • Malaysia deports 32 Taiwan suspects to China, draws protest

    Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia?s deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island?s nationals to China this weekend to face wire fraud charges, the latest in a series of disputes that has raised new friction between China and Taiwan.

  • Donald Trump as president? Warren Buffett says it wouldn?t hurt U.S. businesses.

    The billionaire takes a longer view: Far more output per capita than there is now.

  • Protests in Baghdad throw administration?s Iraq plan into doubt

    Hours before Iraqi unrest, a guarded optimism prevailed at White House.

  • Donald Trump as president? Warren Buffett says it wouldn?t hurt U.S. businesses.

    The billionaire takes a longer view: Far more output per capita than there is now.

  • Protests in Baghdad throw administration?s Iraq plan into doubt

    Hours before Iraqi unrest, a guarded optimism prevailed at White House.

  • Donald Trump as president? Warren Buffett says it wouldn?t hurt U.S. businesses.

    The billionaire takes a longer view: Far more output per capita than there is now.

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Entries

  • My City Photography Competition (736 characters)

    Sun, 01 May 2016 03:12:00 -0400My City Photography Competition

    My City photo competition invites European citizens to share what urban environment means to them. They can choose to depict a European city of their choice, tell a positive or a negative story through their submissions. Participants can focus on one of the following three categories:

    1. Sustainable lifestyle in a city
    2. Getting around in a city
    3. Leisure time in a city

    Prizes:

    • The winners will be awarded a cash prize of EUR 1000 in each category
    • EUR 500 for the Public Choice award
    • EUR 500 for the Youth Prize

    The announcement of the winners will be made in October 2016.

    HOW TO ENTER THIS PHOTO CONTEST

    The post My City Photography Competition appeared first on Photocompete.

    Original article: My City Photography Competition.

  • Rare rallies in Vietnam over mysterious mass fish deaths (271 characters)

    Sun, 01 May 2016 01:28:00 -0400Rare rallies in Vietnam over mysterious mass fish deathsReuters: Environment

    HANOI (Reuters) - Hundreds of people demonstrated in Vietnam on Sunday against a Taiwanese firm they accuse of causing mass fish deaths along the country's central coast, with some also blaming the government for a sluggish response to a major environmental disaster.

  • Rare rallies in Vietnam over mysterious mass fish deaths (271 characters)

    Sun, 01 May 2016 01:28:00 -0400Rare rallies in Vietnam over mysterious mass fish deathsReuters: World News

    HANOI (Reuters) - Hundreds of people demonstrated in Vietnam on Sunday against a Taiwanese firm they accuse of causing mass fish deaths along the country's central coast, with some also blaming the government for a sluggish response to a major environmental disaster.

  • First look at the Lensbaby Twist 60 (366 characters)

    Sun, 01 May 2016 01:04:00 -0400First look at the Lensbaby Twist 60DIYPhotography.net -DIY Photography and Studio Lighting

    I was super excited to hear a few weeks back that Lensbaby had a new lens in the works and even more excited when I heard it was going to be a lens with the swirly bokeh effect. In the past this swirly visual effect had been the money-train for Lomo and their Petzval lenses [...]

    The post First look at the Lensbaby Twist 60 appeared first on DIY Photography.

  • Samsung app helps premature babies hear their mothers (1021 characters)

    Sun, 01 May 2016 00:25:00 -0400Samsung app helps premature babies hear their mothersEngadget RSS Feed

    For babies, the sound of their mother's voice isn't just comforting -- it can be the key to healthy brain development. That's not easy to manage for premature babies stuck in incubators, though, and Samsung thinks smartphones might help out. Its Voice of Life app lets a mom record her heartbeat and voice on her phone, and "wombifies" that audio (that is, remove the high frequencies) for playback on a speaker at the baby's side. It not only provides a reassuring sound in the middle of a neonatal care unit, but helps parents connect to a child that they may rarely see in those crucial first weeks or months after birth.

    Samsung hasn't said much about how close Voice of Life is to completion, or which hospitals might be lined up to use it. We've asked the company to provide details and will let you know what it has to share. If it takes off, though, it could show that you don't need elaborate equipment to give preemies a better start to their lives.

    Source: Samsung Newsroom (YouTube)

  • WSM and Nashville Guitar Store Team Up for Guitar A Day In May... (413 characters)

    Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400WSM and Nashville Guitar Store Team Up for Guitar A Day In May...Arts & Entertainment: Web sites / Internet

    <p>WSM and NashvilleGuitarStore.com are partnering to give away guitars autographed by some of the biggest country music stars every day in May.</p><p>(PRWeb May 01, 2016)</p><p>Read the full story at <a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/05/prweb13381314.htm" rel="nofollow">http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/05/prweb13381314.htm</a></p>

  • Banca Sella Group partners with Smart2Pay (431 characters)

    Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400Banca Sella Group partners with Smart2PayBusiness: Web sites / Internet

    <p>Banca Sella Group has entered into a partnership with Smart2Pay, the company with the world&#39;s largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions.</p><p>(PRWeb May 01, 2016)</p><p>Read the full story at <a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/05/prweb13380741.htm" rel="nofollow">http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/05/prweb13380741.htm</a></p>

  • Ready or Not (934 characters)

    Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400Ready or NotThe New Yorker

    ?I?ll never support Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz does very little to appeal to me as a young voter,? Connor Maytnier, a Republican and a junior at Georgetown, told Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, at a town-hall event at the university last Wednesday. The night before, Trump had decisively won primaries in five states, widening his delegate lead over Cruz?and, much farther behind, John Kasich. Maytnier wanted to know if Ryan had any advice for young Republicans like him, who didn?t see a candidate to support. Ryan was sitting on the stage in shirtsleeves, and he tilted his head and shifted his body into a pose that communicated wry but earnest bemusement. ?Unfortunately, this is not the first time I?ve had this question,? he said.

    See the rest of the story at newyorker.com

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  • The Artist Who Wants to Make the E.U. Sexy?And Defeat Brexit (1113 characters)

    Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400The Artist Who Wants to Make the E.U. Sexy?And Defeat BrexitThe New Yorker

    Last Wednesday afternoon, four thousand miles away, Wolfgang Tillmans slouched at his desk. The photographer had Skyped me from the apartment above his Berlin studio, to discuss the poster campaign he?d released that day against ?Brexit,? the British referendum on quitting the European Union, slated for June 23rd. This project may seem oddly activist for a German artist who became known, in the nineties, for his snapshots of London gays and clubbers; who, when he won the Turner Prize, in 2000, was praised for his attention to the ?unregarded aspects of the everyday? in photos of armpits and sky. Tillmans, who is forty-seven, has his hair cropped close to his rugged head; he wore a purple Nike T-shirt, and there was other evidence of youthful chic around him?a fuchsia sock on the back of a bentwood chair, two blocky prints on the far wall. But all was of a piece: if the E.U. is to survive, Tillmans said, it must become fashionable.

    See the rest of the story at newyorker.com

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  • TelephonePakistan.com announces lower rates for international calls to... (425 characters)

    Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400TelephonePakistan.com announces lower rates for international calls to...Technology: Computer

    <p>TelephonePakistan.com announces lower rates for international calls to any number in Pakistan. The amazing new rates are now as low as 2.8&#162;/min.</p><p>(PRWeb May 01, 2016)</p><p>Read the full story at <a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/05/prweb13380907.htm" rel="nofollow">http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/05/prweb13380907.htm</a></p>

  • Photoessay: Urban jungle, Tokyo (2487 characters)

    Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400Photoessay: Urban jungle, TokyoMing Thein | Photographer

    One of the things that I think strikes every visitor to Tokyo is the sheer density of the place: no space is wasted, and every single available nook and cranny fully utilised – and then some. I find this makes for a very chaotic appearance on the surface – and of course a huge number of quasi-abstract photographic opportunities – but with a little more contemplation some underlying semblance of order begins to poke through – you can almost see what they were thinking when they built bits of the city.

    There are two aspects to this I find notable, though: firstly, little aesthetic consideration is given when new additions are made most of the time; they are assumed to exist in their own world. One would think that if each newest addition was designed to be harmonious with what already exists, we’d get something a little more holistic and harmonious. Secondly, it struck me that the overall effect is not dissimilar to a lot of other Japanese art, which perhaps says something about the underlying psyche of the culture: there’s a surface chaos, but with some order underneath. I notice it in ikebana and Japanese street photography especially: compositions may initially appear very random and haphazard, but if you try to replicate them – you’ll find it very difficult to do so. What is apparently accidental is not, and the consistency of is a testament to that. I’ve attempted to replicate that here: you’ll note the style, scale, angle and quality of light is not consistent between images, and there appears to be no logical flow between them, but I believe they do work together as a whole in a chaotic sort of way MT

    This series was shot with a Leica Q, Sony A7RII and Nikon D5500 and post processed with a mixture of the Cinematic Workflow from Making Outstanding Images EP.5, and PS Workflow II.

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  • Banca Sella Group partners with Smart2Pay (431 characters)

    Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400Banca Sella Group partners with Smart2PayBusiness: Startups

    <p>Banca Sella Group has entered into a partnership with Smart2Pay, the company with the world&#39;s largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions.</p><p>(PRWeb May 01, 2016)</p><p>Read the full story at <a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/05/prweb13380741.htm" rel="nofollow">http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/05/prweb13380741.htm</a></p>

  • Festiva Selects the Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center as Charitable... (405 characters)

    Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400Festiva Selects the Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center as Charitable...Business: Travel

    <p>Festiva selects the Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center in Myrtle Beach as a recipient for donation from the Festiva Charitable Fund.</p><p>(PRWeb May 01, 2016)</p><p>Read the full story at <a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/04/prweb13372607.htm" rel="nofollow">http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/04/prweb13372607.htm</a></p>

  • Penguins pip Caps to level series (262 characters)

    Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:41:00 -0400Penguins pip Caps to level seriesReuters: Sports News

    WASHINGTON (The Sports Xchange) - Eric Fehr scored the game-winning goal against his former team with 4:28 left to play and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Saturday night, evening their best-of-seven series at one game apiece.

  • US Spy Court Didn't Reject a Single Government Surveillance Request In 2015 (1484 characters)

    Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:30:00 -0400US Spy Court Didn't Reject a Single Government Surveillance Request In 2015Slashdot

    schwit1 shares news from ZDNet's security blog: In more than three decades years, the FISA Court has only rejected 12 requests. A secret court that oversees the US government's surveillance requests accepted every warrant that was submitted last year, according to new figures.The Washington DC.-based Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court received 1,457 requests from the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to intercept phone calls and emails. In long-standing fashion, the court did not reject a single warrant, entirely or in part. The FBI also issued 48,642 national security letters, a subpoena-like power that compels a company to turn over data on national security grounds without informing the subject of the letter. The memo said the majority of these demands sought data on foreigners, but almost one-in-five were requests for data on Americans. It'll be interesting to see if the numbers go down any in 2016, since in November the court appointed five new lawyers to push back against government requests. Meanwhile, a new report shows an increase in the number of government requests to Facebook about their users, more than half of which contained a non-disclosure order prohibiting Facebook from notifying those users.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Letter: Dear Fellow Upton Residents (355 characters)

    Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:09:00 -0400Letter: Dear Fellow Upton ResidentsUPTON DAILY

    Dear Fellow Upton Residents, As Monday May 2nd quickly approaches, each of you has an important opportunity to facilitate positive change both within our town government and, in so doing, in the fundamental way that town government serves you?its residents.  And it?s my strong hope that as many of you as possible embrace this opportunity, […]

  • 'Call of Duty' teaser hints at a bleak sci-fi world (1083 characters)

    Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:36:00 -0400'Call of Duty' teaser hints at a bleak sci-fi worldEngadget RSS Feed

    The Call of Duty series has been embracing dark sci-fi settings in recent games, and that trend doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. Activision has posted a teaser for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare that gives you a hint as what's coming, and it's clear that you'll have to grapple with yet another dystopic future. A fearsome-looking representative of the "Settlement Defense Front" threatens to tear out his foes "from the history books" and otherwise usher in doom, complete with a brief glimpse of a city being wiped out. Ominous!

    There isn't too much more to be divined from the trailer, but it does give away a couple of series mainstays: there's a mention of Nuketown (the classic multiplayer map) and an allusion to Ghost's skull face mask. You likely won't have to wait long to hear more about the game, at any rate. Given that leaked in-store displays for Infinite Warfare were reportedly due to go up as soon as May 3rd, the odds are that you'll get the full scoop in the next few days.

    Via: GamesRadar

    Source: Call of Duty (YouTube)

  • This week SAR readers photos selection. (1955 characters)

    Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:30:00 -0400This week SAR readers photos selection.sonyalpharumors


    ?Jamie Black?
    Sony A6000 + Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS (SEL35F18)
    Location: Barbados
    IG: @jamieblak”

    1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
    2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
    3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

    Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!


    Michael Schubert on SonyAlphaForum
    Recently I’ve visited the well known (at least in Germany) BMW World. I was there when the blue hour was starting and captured this via 7 images as a panorama.
    In the middle of post processing I just realized that I had some color bending problem in the sky which took some time to remove. Looking forward to your feedback!
    ISO 100
    16mm
    f/11
    6 sec. exposure
    Sony A65 with the Sony 16-50mm 2.8 SSM


    Timde on SonyAlphaForum
    With A7ii + 70-200G4 (at 82mm) + RRS 14 + Capture One 9


    Rad Alzyoud
    This glacier, Perito Moreno in ?#?Patagonia?, is 5 kilometres (3 mi) wide, with an average height of 74 m (240 ft) above the surface of the water.
    Taken with Sony A7RM2 + Nikon lens + adapter.


    Yuri Afanasiev?
    Spring in Moscow, fly! Sony ILCE-7RM2 + FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS. 20mm / ?/11.0 / 1/200s / ISO 64/ New photos on https://www.facebook.com/photoru.ru
    My Site http://www.photoru.ru


    Sergei Gavrilov?
    A7R2 & GM 24-70 2.8


    Nik Blitzer?
    “Path-a-Way”
    https://500px.com/nikblitz/


    Torsten Mühlbacher: Aurora over Iceland
    Sony A7RII / Zeiss Batis 25mm
    Torsten Mühlbacher Fotografie


    Pierre Paqueton
    Sunrise on a street light in Montmartre, Paris, taken with a Nex 6 and a Zeiss 24f1.8 at ISO 100, f2.5 and 1/80 sec. If you want to see more photos from me, please do no hesitate to visit my blog : lecomptoirdepierre.wordpress.com


  • China trains 'fishing militia' to sail into disputed waters (282 characters)

    Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:10:00 -0400China trains 'fishing militia' to sail into disputed watersReuters: World News

    BAIMAJING, China (Reuters) - The fishing fleet based in this tiny port town on Hainan island is getting everything from military training and subsidies to even fuel and ice as China creates an increasingly sophisticated fishing militia to sail into the disputed South China Sea.

  • Piller hits every green en route to two-shot LPGA lead (396 characters)

    Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:56:00 -0400Piller hits every green en route to two-shot LPGA leadReuters: Sports News

    (Reuters) - American Gerina Piller produced another ball-striking clinic in the third round at the Texas Shootout on Saturday to earn a two-shot lead and put herself in position for her first LPGA title. The world number 20, in her sixth LPGA season, hit 18 greens in regulation for the second straight day, en route to a bogey-free four-under-par 67 at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving.

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Media

  • Hitach Adds Image Sensor to its Air Conditioners

    Hitachi iSee air conditioners use image sensors to directs cool air towards people, based on face detection:

  • BBB and Yellow Pages Team Up to Help Find Businesses

    Consumers? can narrow their search for businesses to those with top ?BBB? ratings as well as click through to bbb.org.

  • Search Foreclosures in Holliston and Hopkinton

    Looking in the Holliston or Hopkinton area? Start with this list from Zillow.

  • Hopkinton Weekend Weather: 'Rain Likely'

    Saturday looks to be a crisp, sunny day, but not so much for the rest of the weekend or beginning of the week.

  • How Much Has Your Home Value Changed Since 2004?

    Try this one out: An interactive map looks at housing prices in your zip code before and after the financial collapse.

  • Let's Hear About Your Small Business in Grafton

    We'd love to feature your local, small business.

  • When Should You Make Your Spouse Get Life Insurance? Patch Advisor

    Talking to your spouse about dying is not exactly a bag of laughs. But like a good joke, it's all about timing...

  • Sony 2015 Annual Report

    Sony announces annual results for its fiscal 2015 year ended on March 31, 2016.

  • Man Asks What He Needs to Do to Get Shot by Police|Woods Searched for Alleged Perv|Car Plows Into Barbershop: PM Digest

    Also: Wrestling star has odd Logan experience; Boston Mayor insists he never bullied anyone; Police ask for help in finding fugitive; More.

  • Hyperspectral Imaging Intro

    Photonics publishes a hyperspectral imaging video introduction by Greg Staples from Bayspec:

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