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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. - Lao Tzu
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. Failing organizations are usually over managed and under led. - Warren Bennis
You win some, lose some, and wreck some. - Dale Earnhardt
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart. - St. Francis of Assisi
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. - Arthur C. Clarke
Love is only half the illusion the lover, but not his love, is deceived. - George Santayana
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. - Twyla Tharp
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The Daily Trail: Trump to Sanders:...If you're reading this around the time it's sent at close-of-business time Friday, on a holiday weekend then you're probably someone who's savvy enough about political news to know that we are entering prime news dump hours. For any lawmaker...
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:29 pm
President Obama Visits Hiroshima -...President Obama visited Hiroshima, Japan, on Friday, making a brief but historic visit that he hopes will bolster an important ally and remind the world of the dangers of nuclear weapons. He visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and signed the ...
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 1:30 pm
Vintage WWII plane crashes in...The pilot of a vintage World War II plane miraculously escaped with minor injuries after his aircraft crashed into the Hudson River Friday night, sources and eyewitnesses said. The single-seater P-47 Thunderbolt began smoking and listing to one side as ...
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 9:18 pm
Family of Kate Steinle Files...The family of Kate Steinle, the 32-year-old woman who was killed in San Francisco last year allegedly by a man in the U.S. illegally, has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the city and two federal agencies, blaming them for her death. The ...
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:08 pm
Politics|Behind Long Airport...Passengers waited to go through security screening this week at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Credit Joshua Lott for The New York Times. More than 2.5 million Americans will head to airports this weekend dreading their encounters with a ...
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 6:27 pm
Homeowner fills yard with Memorial...A Central California homeowner is turning his front yard into a fallen heroes memorial for Memorial Day. Dan Joseph tells tells Fox40 the display in the front yard of his home in Modesto is dedicated to those from the Central Valley who died in Iraq and ...
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 2:14 pm
U.S. Economy Better Than Thought,...The American economy is picking up speed after a slow start to the year, with resilient consumer spending and a buoyant housing market just about making up for a falloff in investment by cautious companies. But the overall gains are still likely to fall ...
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 2:23 pm
Korean Air Jet Catches Fire at...TOKYO An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo on Friday, authorities said. The incident prompted authorities to temporarily close down Japan's busiest aviation hub. Firefighters put out the blaze within the hour.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 12:20 pm
At Least 1 Killed in Severe...At least one person is dead in Southeast Texas after heavy rains and extreme flooding barreled through the area, officials said, and the threat is not over -- flash flood warnings are in effect this afternoon in Texas counties including Harris, Liberty ...
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 10:39 am
Dad says he's in shock after...Family members escort Joshua Blunt, 25, center, out of Grenada County Jail, on May 24, 2016. Blunt, who is charged with second degree murder, is accused of leaving his 8-month-old daughter in the back of his car where she later died. (Photo: Rogelio V.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 2:20 am
Putin says Romania, Poland may now...By Denis Dyomkin ATHENS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned Romania and Poland they could find themselves in the sights of Russian rockets because they are hosting elements of a U.S. missile shield that Moscow considers a threat to its security. Putin issued his starkest warning yet over the missile shield, saying that Moscow had stated repeatedly that it would have to take retaliatory steps but that Washington and its allies had ignored the warnings. Earlier this month the U.S. military -- which says the shield is needed to protect from Iran, not threaten Russia -- switched on the Romanian part of the shield.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 4:55 pm
U.N. urges Syrian government to...The United Nations' humanitarian chief on Friday demanded that the Syrian government and militant groups stop interfering with the delivery of food and medicine for civilians trapped in besieged and difficult-to-reach areas in war-ravaged Syria. "The continued use of siege and starvation as a weapon of war is reprehensible," U.N. under secretary-general Stephen O'Brien told the 15-nation Security Council. ?? "Based on the latest information, we now estimate that some 592,700 people are currently living in besieged areas," he said, adding that most of those were surrounded by government forces. The five-year-old civil war in Syria has killed at least 250,000 people.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 5:33 pm
Obama mourns dead in Hiroshima,...By Minami Funakoshi and Matt Spetalnick HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Barack Obama on Friday became the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bombing, in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and reinvigorate efforts to rid the world of nuclear arms. The two governments hope Obama's visit to Hiroshima, where a U.S. atomic bomb killed thousands instantly on Aug. 6, 1945, and some 140,000 by the year's end, underscores a new level of reconciliation and tighter ties between the former enemies. "We come to ponder the terrible force unleashed in the not so distant past," Obama said after laying a wreath at a Hiroshima peace memorial.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 3:06 pm
Islamic State advance near Turkish...By John Davison BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters captured territory from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border on Friday and inched closer to a town on a supply route for foreign-backed insurgents fighting the jihadists, a monitoring group said. The rebels, who are supplied via Turkey, last month staged a major push against Islamic State, but the group counter-attacked and beat them back. The United States has identified the area north of Syria's former commercial hub Aleppo as a priority in the fight against the Islamic State group (IS).
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 3:37 pm
Islamic State commander in Falluja...By Idrees Ali and Saif Hameed WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-led coalition strikes supporting Iraqi forces in the recapture of Falluja have killed 70 Islamic State militants including the group's commander in the city, a U.S military spokesman said on Friday. U.S. Army Colonel Steve Warren, a spokesman for the U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State, said the coalition had carried out 20 strikes in support of the campaign over the past four days. Maher al-Bilawi, commander of Islamic State fighters in Falluja, was killed two days ago, Warren said.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 3:27 pm
'Move Olympics over Zika' call...More than 100 leading scientists say the Rio Olympics should be moved or postponed due to the Zika outbreak - but the World Health Organization rejects this.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 9:15 pm
Ex-Argentine junta leader jailedFormer Argentine junta leader Reynaldo Bignone is sentenced to 20 years in prison over Operation Condor killing of left-wing activists.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 6:36 pm
'WW2' plane crashes in New York...A small plane - believed to be a World War Two vintage aircraft - has crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, US officials say.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 9:18 pm
UK citizen jailed in US for...A British citizen who US prosecutors say plotted to carry out a suicide bomb attack at Heathrow Airport is jailed for 40 years in the US.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 5:09 pm
Huge gas explosion 'shakes homes'An open gas mains fire caused homes to "shake" after it exploded on the Kent estuary, witnesses say.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:42 pm
Saudi Arabia and Iran fail to...Riyadh accuses Iranian officials of walking out of talks despite offers for "solutions" to Tehran's demands.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:16 pm
Iraqis fleeing ISIL-held Mosul...UNHCR expects up to 50,000 people to leave Mosul and cross border into Syria's Hasakah province.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 6:52 pm
Brazil identifies four of 33...Arrest warrants issued after men rape teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro and put footage online.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 6:41 pm
Syria: '100,000 trapped' near...MSF "terribly concerned" about civilians caught in crossfire as ISIL battles rebels near closed Turkish border.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 4:37 pm
US troops' use of YPG insignia in...Footage of special forces wearing YPG patches on their uniforms angered Ankara, which called US 'two-faced'.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 4:34 pm
Obama: Memory of Hiroshima Bombing...In the first visit to Hiroshima, Japan, by a sitting U.S. president, Barack Obama mourned the victims of the atomic bombing on Aug. 6, 1945.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:51 pm
Alleged Gang Rape in Rio Triggers...Brazilian social media exploded in outrage this past week after images were circulated online of the suspected gang rape of a 16-year-old girl by dozens of attackers in Rio de Janeiro.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:23 pm
France Braces for Security...Still in a terror-induced state of emergency after 130 people were killed in the November attacks, French authorities are preparing to manage 8 million fans and secure around 100 locations for the European soccer championships.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 1:54 pm
Isolated Indian Soldiers Invent...Troops on the Indo-China border revere Harbhajan Singh, a serviceman who died in 1968.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 8:36 pm
Putin Aims to Renew Greece Ties...Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Greece on Friday to discuss energy and privatization deals and to strengthen a traditionally close relationship amid continuing diplomatic tensions with the West.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 6:44 pm
NBA's Thunder targeted by deceased...SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Donald Trump brought his message of walls and deportations to the doorstep of America???s busiest border crossing on Friday as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee greeted supporters in San Diego, amid one of the largest counter-protests organized against him.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 8:56 pm
Putin says Romania, Poland may now...HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Barack Obama on Friday became the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bombing, in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and reinvigorate efforts to rid the world of nuclear arms.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 3:06 pm
Yellen says Fed rate hike likely...NEW YORK (Reuters) - Data on inflation and employment, two of the economic indicators most important to a "data-dependent" U.S. Federal Reserve are expected next week.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 8:14 pm
Bathroom lawsuit could send...NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drugmakers are renewing efforts to develop medicines to fight emerging antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but creating new classes of drugs on the scale needed is unlikely to happen without new financial incentives to make the effort worth the investment, companies and industry experts said.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 8:26 pm
Gawker privacy lawsuit evolves...(Reuters) - Sumner Redstone made clear on Friday that he is considering ousting Viacom's chief executive and the company's board of directors in the fierce power struggle between Redstone's family and company executives over control of the media empire.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 8:52 pm
IAEA: Iran's uranium stockpile...
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 8:12 pm
Steven Spielberg, in Harvard...ISIS is turning its focus away from building a caliphate and gaining more territory,
and instead looking to carry out terrorist attacks against its enemies on the battlefield
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 6:33 pm
Israeli-Arab named first-ever...The new coalition seems stable enough for people to believe a mistaken email about a three-year budget, but will it use its super-stability to pull further to the Right than ever before?
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 12:07 pm
Bennett: Netanyahu's cabinet...I have no illusions about the power of any politician to ???make America great again.???
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 9:21 am
Surprise! Anti-BDS gift box coming...Elton John is more than still standing - he's still rocking at 69.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 12:15 am
Japan rescuers in race to save...RESCUERS are scrambling to find residents feared trapped under rubble after a strong earthquake in Japan killed nine people and injured 800 others.
Posted on 14 April 2016 | 11:31 pm
Anarchist chimp goes rogue,...A ROGUE chimpanzee has shown why his favourite television show is Prison Break after escaping from a zoo in northern Japan.
Posted on 14 April 2016 | 10:34 pm
Greenland’s scary new ice melt...IT’S normal for 10 per cent of Greenland’s ice sheet to melt by June or July. It’s not normal for 12 per cent to be melted in mid-April — but that’s exactly what has happened.
Posted on 14 April 2016 | 9:44 pm
‘Hells Angels’ mega-brothel...SIX people were arrested after more than 900 police, tax and customs investigators raided a “brutal” brothel linked to the Hells Angels bikie gang.
Posted on 14 April 2016 | 9:15 pm
More wives letting hubbys cheatTOM Jones’ wife, Linda, stood by his philandering for 59 years of marriage before she died this week. Now it seems more wives are letting their husbands cheat.
Posted on 14 April 2016 | 9:06 pm
Inside the hunt for Isis leader...Intelligence officials have pieced together details of the recent movements of the world???s most wanted manAt the closest point they can reach to the Islamic State heartlands, the Kurdish Peshmerga can almost feel their enemy. Most days Isis fighters fire mortars or bullets at their frontline, 10 miles south of Sinjar, sometimes crawling through long grass for hours until they are close enough to shoot.Several miles further south, some of Isis???s most senior leaders regularly gather in the grey concrete villages of the terror group???s northern vanguard, which for more than a decade had been the safest corners of Iraq for them to come and go. Moving among the nearby towns of Ba???ej and Billij, according to the Kurds watching from the ground, and intelligence officials keeping tabs from other vantage points, is the world???s most wanted man, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Continue reading...
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 2:15 am
Barack Obama says memory of...President lays wreath at memorial and embraces a survivor of the US atomic bombing that killed 140,000 people Barack Obama called on the world to choose a future where Hiroshima was considered ???the start of our own moral awakening???, as he became the first sitting US president to visit the Japanese city, 71 years after its bombing ushered in the nuclear age he vowed to bring to an end. Related: G7 summit: Obama makes historic visit to Hiroshima ??? live Continue reading...
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 4:59 am
WHO urged to consider moving Rio...Health experts write to UN agency expressing concern that event will speed up spread of virus linked to birth defectsAlready hit by recession and political turmoil, Brazil has come under more pressure as 150 health experts called for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to be postponed or moved because of the Zika epidemic.In an open letter to the World Health Organisation, the signatories, who included a former White House science adviser, said the current plans for the Games needed to be revised ???in the name of public health???. Continue reading...
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 6:57 pm
Argentina's last military dictator...Reynaldo Bignone sentenced to 20 years in prison for his part in running international death squad in 1970s and 80sArgentina???s last military dictator, 88-year-old former general Reynaldo Bignone, was today sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in Operation Condor, under which an international death squad was set up by six South American military dictatorships during the 1970s and 80s. The plan allowed death squads from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to cross into one another???s territory to kidnap, torture and kill political opponents who had fled across the border.Most of the 105 cases of ???illegal arrest??? followed by death covered by the trial involved foreign nationals ??? 45 Uruguayans, 22 Chileans, 13 Paraguayans and11 Bolivians ??? killed while living in exile in Argentina. Continue reading...
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 6:20 pm
Dozens of Isis fighters killed in...Military spokesman says US-led coalition supporting Iraqi forces carried out 20 strikes over the past four days, leading to the death of Isis commander thereUS-led coalition strikes supporting Iraqi forces in the push to recapture Falluja have killed 70 Islamic State militants including the group???s commander in the city, according to the US military. Related: Civilians flee the offensive on Fallujah ??? in pictures Continue reading...
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 4:19 pm
15 Chinese children make deadly...Fifteen children in southwest China might have the most terrifying commute to school.??
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:37 am
Study in rats reignites debate...Study finds small increase in cancer in rats, but some scientists question the results
Posted on 26 May 2016 | 10:19 pm
Neck-deep water: Student recounts...When he noticed water coming out of the walls of the cave he had been exploring in Kentucky on Thursday, Clemson University student Riley Bl...
Posted on 26 May 2016 | 9:25 pm
Park service probes looting at...On the eve of Memorial Day weekend, National Park Service officials are investigating looting at the Petersburg National Battlefield, citing...
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 4:47 am
Tribal-land issues block Bakken...State and federal officials are blocking work on the planned Bakken oil pipeline in three Iowa counties after questions were raised about th...
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 4:17 am
At Hiroshima Memorial, Obama Says...“Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us,” said Mr. Obama, the first sitting American president to visit the city.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 6:04 am
Hiroshima Survivor Cries, and...Shigeaki Mori, who was 8 when the United States dropped the bomb, spent decades researching the fates of American P.O.W.s killed in Hiroshima.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 12:29 pm
Donald Trump’s Campaign...The limits of the presumptive Republican nominee’s managerial style, reliant on his gut and built around his unpredictable personality, are becoming apparent.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 2:34 pm
Die-Hard Bernie Sanders Backers...Some regard the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state as a key to getting their candidate nominated.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 5:00 am
Donald Trump Rejects Offer to...The presumptive Republican nominee said “it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second-place finisher” in the Democratic contest.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 4:42 pm
Rio Olympics 'Should Be Postponed'...More than 100 leading scientists write an open letter calling for the Games to be moved or delayed "in the name of public health".
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 6:04 pm
Johnny Depp Ordered To Stay Away...Amber Heard says she lives in fear that Depp will "terrorise me" as she submits photos of her bruised face to the court.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:55 pm
Ex-Navy Chief Wants Blockade Of...Britain commits a warship to the battle against people smuggling in Libya but a former head of the Royal Navy pushes for more.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 5:51 pm
Whitstable Firefighters Tackle Gas...Two men need medical treatment as a gas main explosion sets off a large fire near a business park in Whitstable.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 9:36 pm
Teenage Gang-Rape Videos Shock...Footage posted on Twitter of a 16-year-old girl being raped in Rio by 30 men renews fears of violence ahead of the Olympics.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 12:28 pm
Sir David Attenborough: ‘I’d...A joke in deadly earnest is going around: Sir David Attenborough needs to be
sealed in a comfortable room until 2016...
Posted on 29 April 2016 | 8:01 pm
Disputed drama will not air over...The BBC has ruled out repeating a controversial drama about a mutiny by British soldiers in the First World War...
Posted on 29 April 2016 | 8:01 pm
Bungling militants become unlikely...Another frontline video shot by Islamic State militants has taken the internet by storm but this time for a different...
Posted on 29 April 2016 | 11:27 am
Ex-BBC chief accused of exporting...Mark Thompson, the former director general of the BBC, has been accused of presiding over an ???environment rife with discrimination...
Posted on 28 April 2016 | 8:01 pm
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl"...A joke in deadly earnest is going around: Sir David Attenborough needs to be
sealed in a comfortable room until 2016...
Posted on 29 April 2016 | 8:01 pm
Car bomb hits Shuiab Mosque in...A car bomb exploded at the Shuiab Mosque in rebel-controled Idlib, Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said there had been casualties but…
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 4:49 pm
France labour reform standoff...Strikes over labour reforms have left fuel in short supply in France. Riot police removed workers blockading oil depots at all but one centre, in…
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 3:57 pm
Aristotle's tomb 'discovered' by...A Greek archaeologist believes he has found the final resting place of Aristotle, one of the world's greatest philosophers. At a conference…
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 11:42 am
Sweden Prince Oscar christened in...One of the newest additions to the Swedish Royal Family has been baptised in a ceremony steeped in tradition. The only son of Crown princess…
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 11:40 am
Peace and protest in HiroshimaThousands of people gathered to witness the first visit by an incumbent US president to the site of the world's first atomic bombing at Hiroshima.…
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 11:37 am
Lawsuit: Policy put dangerous...The fatal shooting of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier last summer -- allegedly at the hands of an undocumented immigrant deported five times from the United States -- became a focal point of an angry national debate over illegal immigration.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 9:14 pm
3 arrested outside Trump rallyProtesters clashed with supporters of Donald Trump after the presumptive GOP nominee held a rally here Friday afternoon.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 8:31 pm
Trump says he won't debate...Donald Trump on Friday said he would not debate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders because it would be "inappropriate" to square off against the candidate who currently trails Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary fight.Sponsored: Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Read This Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try this.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 9:09 pm
Doctors: Move or postpone OlympicsThe summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved "in the name of public health" due to the widening Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said Friday in an open letter to the World Health Organization.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 8:12 pm
Rubio: I might run if friend...Marco Rubio said he would consider running for re-election to the Senate if Florida's lieutenant governor, a close friend of his, had not entered the race to succeed him.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 1:07 pm