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Xiaomi to open data centre in India

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:22
After India warned its military not to use Xiaomi devices owing to privacy fears, the Chinese firm announces plans to open an Indian data centre.
Categories: BBC World News

Hong Kong’s Elections Standoff, Circa 1960

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:21
Diplomatic dispatches reveal that Chinese leaders were so opposed to the prospect of a democratic Hong Kong that leaders in Beijing threatened to invade.

Trial delayed for 3 Florida A&M band members charged in drum major's hazing death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:16
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Trial delayed for 3 Florida A&M band members charged in drum major's hazing death.

Day in pictures: 27 October

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:59
Images from around the world over the past 24 hours
Categories: BBC World News

What's in It?: The Chocolate Candy in the Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:59
Not only are chocolate makers getting more creative with ingredients, they are also experimenting with packaging by embracing “the smorgasbord effect.” (Article plus video.)

Oil slips below $80, energy stocks fall

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:53
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil fell below $80 a barrel Monday morning and investors resumed their retreat from energy stocks.

City Room: New York Today: Ebola and Quarantines

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:50
Monday: A 5-year-old is being tested at Bellevue, fair weather, and a bold pronouncement from the governor’s challenger.

VIDEO: Good Samaritans pull man from burning vehicle in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:45

 Good Samaritans pull man from burning vehicle in VirginiaGood Samaritans pulled a man from a burning vehicle early Sunday morning in Virginia, and it was all captured on video.

Hunt for S Africa footballer killers

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:43
South African police launch a major investigation and offer a large reward to find the killers of South Africa football captain Senzo Meyiwa.
Categories: BBC World News

Power outages from windstorm to linger into Monday for some

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:39
A weekend windstorm brought lengthy power outages, and Puget Sound Energy warned that for some customers in North King County the problem could last into Monday night.

Police using unmanned balloon in ambush manhunt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:38
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say they're using a device similar to a weather balloon in their search for a suspect in the killing of a state trooper last month.

Amazon workers in Germany on strike again

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:38
Workers at in Germany are on strike again as a union pushes its demands in a long-running wage dispute with the American online retailer.

Brazil's Rousseff promises reform

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:37
President Dilma Rousseff promises to re-unite a divided Brazil after narrowly winning re-election with 52% of votes in Sunday's presidential poll.
Categories: BBC World News

On Baseball: World Series 2014: 1985 Royals Among Teams to Overcome 3-2 Deficit

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:20
The Giants are one win from the title, but eight of the last 10 teams that headed home with a 3-2 World Series deficit, including the Royals in 1985, rallied to win.

Cougars arrive late, and fans exit early

WA Cougars - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:06
Washington State’s fragile football season took an ugly turn here against 15th-ranked Arizona, as the Cougars fell behind 31-0 in the first 21 minutes and spent the rest of the day in futile pursuit in a 59-37 loss to the Wildcats.
Categories: Sports Center

In Pac-12, a divisional shift of power

WA Cougars - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:15
Arizona State, Arizona and Utah each have one loss in Pac-12 South, while only Oregon in Pac-12 North has less than three.
Categories: Sports Center

A Bear In The Backyard

E-Town - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:06

IMG_1935Man oh man, check out this photo from our backyard:

That’s from a bear who’s been frequenting our neighborhood of late (if the rather large, nightly deposits of bear scat in various spots around the ‘hood are any indication, he’s been a regular visitor). Through the opening he made in our fence, you can see a heavy hanging plum tree (in our neighbor’s yard), the fruit of which I suspect he’d been enjoying. We actually heard him wreaking havoc on the fence (it was about 11pm at night, right outside our bedroom window more or less). It sounded like a drunken linebacker who’d lost his way and found our fence to be an obstacle to be removed from his path. Wild.

Actually literally wild. Here in Boulder, and in countless other parts of the country, many of our neighborhoods butt up against open space (ours does for example) which results in inevitable contact and encounters between animals and people. We are lucky enough to live in a town where wildlife cohabitate with us. As a matter of fact, in my opinion, we humans are living in THEIR neighborhood. Lord knows we cause them innumerable challenges, as they travel through our landscaped yards using ancient routes to water; roam through our developments at night, as they have for centuries, making their rounds as they search for food, etc. mtlion_NPSI have heard numerous stories from folks about ‘close encounter’ wildlife sightings (I myself have seen a mountain lion in a tree right down the street from our house, in broad daylight in that case!). It’s awe inspiring to think of.

There’s a real debate in this country right now, between those who would like to pave and/or develop every available square inch of land no matter what that does to the wildlife population and those who (like me) think it vital to our collective souls to ensure that we will always have open space and places where wildlife can exist. I think that’s why this year’s midterm election is so important. Can you guess which political party cares about protecting the environment and which cares little or nothing about that? I’m sure you can. If not, you should do some research, decide what’s important to you, and then VOTE. Make your voice heard.

It’s the patriotic thing to do.

By the way, don’t forget to check out this week’s broadcast/podcast in Zack’s previous blog entry.

Xo Helen




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