Daily Archives: June 17, 2014

Secret Painting Found Beneath Picasso’s Early Masterpiece – 17 June 2014

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A portrait of a mystery bow-tied man beneath Picasso’s The Blue Room painting has been discovered with infrared imagery. Scientists have long suspected the canvas’s surface might be hiding something and now wonder if it is the artist’s own earlier work.

An unknown man with bearded face resting on his hand with three rings on his fingers, wearing a jacket and a bow-tie was discovered under Pablo Picasso’s The Blue Room masterpiece. Dated 1901, the painting was created in Paris, while Picasso was at the start of his distinctive blue period of melancholy subjects.

The under-portrait might be the artist’s own earlier work.

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IrishExaminer – EU Team Ups With South Korea To Research Mobile Broadband Technology – 17 June 2014

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The European Union is teaming up with South Korea jointly to research the next generation of mobile broadband technology, hoping the Asian country’s expertise will help it catch up in a field crucial for economic growth and jobs.

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Baghdad Slams Saudi Arabia For ‘Encouraging Genocide’ In Iraq – 17 June 2014

RT logoThe Iraqi government says that it holds Saudi Arabia “responsible” for the current crisis and has blamed Riyadh for encouraging “genocide” in the country through the backing of Sunni militants.

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“We hold them [Saudi Arabia] responsible for supporting these groups financially and morally, and for the outcome of that – which includes crimes that may qualify as genocide: the spilling of Iraqi blood, the destruction of Iraqi state institutions and historic and religious sites,” the Shiite-led cabinet said in a statement issued by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s office.

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‘The Truth Is Worse Than We Imagine’: One-Fourth Of Public Company Deals Involve Insider Trading – 17 June 2014

RT logoAn award-winning new study claims that more than a quarter of all public company deals involve transactions that could be consider examples of insider trading.

The recently published report from Menachem Brenner and Marti G. Subrahmanyam at New York University and Patrick Augustin of McGill examined years of data concerning mergers and acquisitions, or M&As, to spot unusual trends in the 30 days preceding those announcement. According to their research, around one-in-four deals contained evidence of insider trading.

We became intrigued by reports of a number of illegal insider trading cases in options ahead of takeover announcements, in particular the leveraged buyout of Heinz by Warren Buffet and 3G Capital,” co-author Augustin said in a statement. “Hence, we set out to investigate whether instances of informed trading in options occur systematically or whether they were just random bets.”

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CommonDreams – Voters In 22 States Face New Laws That Could Make Voting Harder In November – 17 June 2014

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Voters in 22 States Face New Laws That Could Make Voting Harder in November

15 States Have New Restrictions in Place for the First Time in a Federal Election in 2014 Continue reading

Ben & Jerry’s Joins Vermont’s Fight For GMO Labeling – 17 June 2014

RT logoAs Vermont gears up to defend its first-in-the-nation labeling law concerning food that contains genetically modified organisms, ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s is teaming up with the state to help raise money for the cause.

According to the Burlington Free Press, the company is changing the name of one of its most popular ice cream flavors in order to promote donations to the Food Fight Fund set up to defend the state’s new GMO labeling law. For the month of July, Ben & Jerry’s fudge brownie ice cream will be known as “Food Fight! Fudge Brownie.”

Additionally, the company announced it will donate $1 from every ice cream purchase at its Burlington and Waterbury shops to Vermont’s legal fund.

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Freak Anomaly: Low-Seismic Alaska Area Shaken By Mysterious Series Of Quakes – 17 June 2014

RT logoA swarm of identical earthquakes has hit Alaska – taking place in the same low-seismicity area in the northwest, all at the same 5.7 magnitude. The fifth and latest event took place on Monday, leaving scientists puzzled.

The eerily similar tremors, which have been taking place regularly since April 18, woke people up at around 4 am. No one in the Inuit Eskimo community in Noatak is used to earthquakes – there are no major active fault lines and the latest such incident took place back in 1981.

The area is about 100km north of the Arctic Circle. The April swarm struck about 30km from Noatak at a depth of about 16km. Just as with previous temblors, there were no injuries, apart from minor structural cracks in Noatak.

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John Ward – If You Want This To Be Your Future As A Customer, Just Keep On Saying Nothing – 17 june 2014

JohnWWhy the right time to dismantle Microsoft is right now

Microsoft is a globalist company selling its products largely these days via ‘forced’ distribution to either hardware manufacturers (as factory fitted) or the larger multiple retailers (on a ‘stock this product with the software or else’ basis). They’re thus based on muscle (there’s little sign of any brain being applied to the software beyond that of a malware creator) and threat. Continue reading

US Captures Suspected Benghazi Attack Mastermind In Secret Raid – 17 June 2014

RT logo(Lucas: Interesting ain’t it now they suddenly have a alleged militant who was responsible…. it is all to convenient!)

United States officials reportedly captured a militant accused of orchestrating the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead.

The Washington Post first reported Tuesday morning that US Special Operation forces captured the man, Ahmed Abu Khattala, after months of coordination with agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Khattala, who is labeled by the Post as “one of the suspected ringleaders” of the 2012 event that killed US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, was reportedly apprehended during a secret raid that occurred over the weekend in Libya, but journalists at the paper agreed to postpone publication until Tuesday due to security concerns.

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Argentina Faces Debt Default But Won’t “Submit To Extortion” By US Vulture Fund – 17 June 2014

RT logoArgentina could face a debt default by June 30, the country’s second in 13 years. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said her country will not be able to pay fines imposed by the US Supreme Court in connection with the previous default.

“What I cannot do as president is submit the country to such extortion,” Kirchner said in a national address on Monday evening.

The US Supreme Court has ordered Argentina to pay $1.5 billion to NML Capital, a hedge fund and subsidiary of Elliot Capital Management. By June 30, Argentina must pay up to $907 million, or risk losing the ability to pay bond holders through Argentina’s bank in the United States, the Bank of New York Mellon.

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