Massacre At A Nairobi Mall


Smith Island In the middle of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, a tiny island may soon become an early victim of climate change. Smith Island is the last inhabited island in Maryland, a place where residents, hearty watermen who make their living catching oysters and blue crabs, still speak in the Cornish dialect of their ancestors. Many Smith Islanders can trace their ancestry back 12 generations to the English colonists who settled here in the 17th century. And yet their link to this land may soon be broken: Smith Island is eroding. Though scientists differ on how long it will be before the island is underwater, anywhere between 30 and 100 years, there is no dispute about the cause: rising seas. The global trend of rising ocean levels is especially acute in the Chesapeake Bay, where water is rising at twice the world average.
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Some local television stations reported hostages had been taken, but there was no official confirmation. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters) # 12 Security forces push an injured person in a shopping trolley past the body of a man from the Westgate Mall as police search for gunmen in Nairobi, Sept. 21. Gunmen stormed the shopping mall in Nairobi killing at least 15 people in what Kenya’s government said might be a terrorist attack, and sending scores fleeing into shops, a cinema and onto the streets in search of safety. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters) # 22 A woman (C) who had been held hostage reacts in shock on Sept. 21 after she was freed following a security operation at an upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi where suspected terrorists engaged Kenyan security forces in a drawn out gun fight. Some 20 people have been killed and about 50 wounded Saturday in the initial attack by the gunmen the Kenya Red Cross said.
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Flashback Friday

The new iPhone 5S model went on sale today , and puppehs everywhere are saying, “Two Paws Up!” (OK, so it’s really an iPhone 4. Just PRETEND it’s a new one.)


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This is Wilfred, a South African Bush Baby in London Zoo enjoying his morning cocoa from a teaspoon, February 15, 1938. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images).

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Apple Loves Being The Underdog

Cyclists who ride between dusk and dawn know that a sturdy bike light is key for safety. To address this need, a group of self-proclaimed “bike geeks” has designed what it is calling “indestructible” lights


Fortified Bicycle Alliance is a team of students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With more than a month remaining, Fortified’s Kickstarter campaign for its ultra-durable front and rear bicycle lights — the Aviator and Afterburner, respectively — has already doubled its $24,000 funding goal.
See also: Bicycle-Powered Treehouse Elevator Is Just as Cool as It Sounds
The team said it was inspired to launch after a friend had his bike light stolen, and was subsequently hit by a car, according Fortified’s page on the crowdfunding platform. To combat would-be thieves, Fortified’s lights lock onto a bicycle’s seat post and handlebars using a “proprietary security screw.” Read more…

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Have a few not-so-nice things to say about Apple’s newest products ? Don’t tell a fanboy — they don’t care
In this Sunday comic, Nitrozac and Snaggy of The Joy of Tech show us that Apple’s biggest supporters thrive off of negative criticism
Clearly, CEO Tim Cook will be laughing all the way to the bank

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Do You Qualify For An Obamacare Tax Credit?


21). Rather than invest in these start-ups and take a 3 to 10 percent stake, Graham said the funding will be a “charitable donation.” “We had a hypothesis that many newly founded non-profits could benefit from the same techniques we use to help start-ups,” he wrote on Y Combinator’s site. “We tested this with Watsi in the Winter 2013 batch and it worked wonderfully.” The program kicks off in Mountain View, California and lasts from January through March. Once a start-up is accepted, Y Combinator will donate $11,000, plus $3,000 times the number of founders. Non-profits will go through the motions like any other for-profit and be required to present during Demo Day 2014.
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Because you and your employees haven’t yet been able to evaluate plan options available through the SHOP Exchange, you purchase ACA-qualifying coverage for your employees through a private broker instead. As long as you get coverage through the SHOP exchange when your plan renews on October 1, 2014, you would be eligible for the tax credit in both 2014 and 2015. The amount of the tax credit varies based on the size of your workforce and wages. Only businesses with fewer than 10 full-time-equivalent employees and average annual wages below $25,000 would qualify for the full 50 percent credit. Larger companies with higher average wages must use a (slightly complicated) formula to determine what size credit they qualify for. Eileen Elliott, an attorney specializing in health care issues at the Burlington, Vermont-based law firm Dunkiel Saunders is advising business owners not to be discouraged by the potential paperwork: “For those employers that think they could be eligible for this, go talk to your accountant to figure it out, because it’s worth real money,” she says. And maybe a lot more than you realize. The two-consecutive-year limit on the tax credit only applies to coverage for 2014 and beyond.
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Corvette Stingray Shows Its Stuff On The Track

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Posted on: Sep 02, 2013 | 7,767 reads Riding Shotgun in Bugatti Vitesse WRC Bugatti Videos Convertible Special Edition Supercars This is the world’s fastest convertible. Enjoy the ride. Back in April, Bugatti rolled out its special-edition Veyron Vitesse WRC at the Shanghai Auto Show to mark the roadster setting a speed of 254 mph that made it the fastest open-top production car on the planet. The car’s got the same 1,200-horsepower 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 as the “standard” Vitesse, but wears a special black and orange color scheme.
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Not that all owners plan to race their new Vettes, but it’s definitely good to know just what the car is capable of doing. For its latest vid, Motor Trend’s in-house professional driver Justin Bell gets behind the wheel of the 2014 Corvette Stingray at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for his official opinion(s). He delves into areas such as the car’s aerodynamics, gearbox and overall handling. Driving in the raceway’s famous Corkscrew section, Bell is clearly impressed. Very impressed.
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