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It’s time to stem the loss of STEM graduates

Global competition for STEM graduates is heating up. And although American universities are training some of the world's top talent, we're losing this investment upon graduation. Mediaocean's John Bauschard proposes several changes to immigration policy to help stop the loss.

gigaom.com (25 days ago)

Recruitment giant Randstad invests in freelancer portal Twago

The investment gives Randstad a way into the new world of online freelance recruitment, and Twago a way into Randstad's considerable enterprise customer base.

gigaom.com (25 days ago)

A newsstand where the world still unfolds as print fades to black

A newsstand where the world still unfolds as print fades to black

A red truck pulls into an empty parking lot off Fairfax Avenue just before 6 a.m. René Portillo gets out in a rush and heads to a blue shoe box of a building wearing a message in faded paint: "THE NEW YORK TIMES Expect The World." To the right, a California Lottery banner proclaims:...

latimes.com (25 days ago)


Howard Webb in contention to referee World Cup final but controversial Spaniard Carlos Velasco Carballo remains favourite

Howard Webb in contention to referee World Cup final but controversial Spaniard Carlos Velasco...

Howard Webb is among the referees in contention for the World Cup final. The English official has presided over two fixtures at this year’s finals in Brazil and has won praise for his performance.

dailymail.co.uk (25 days ago)


Karim Benzema picked ahead of James Rodriguez, Neymar and Lionel Messi in FIFA's World Cup player index

Karim Benzema picked ahead of James Rodriguez, Neymar and Lionel Messi in FIFA's World Cup...

He failed to score in his final three games of the World Cup, but that hasn't prevented Karim Benzema leading FIFA's official player index ahead of top-scorer James Rodriguez and a host of other big names.

dailymail.co.uk (25 days ago)

Inside FBI's Operation Pennypincher

Operation Pennypincher targeted the murky world of penny stocks, a historical haven for con men and hustlers that the FBI says is 'rife with fraud.'

wsj.com (25 days ago)

Luiz Felipe Scolari must inspire Brazil to play as a team against Germany

Luiz Felipe Scolari must inspire Brazil to play as a team against Germany

Neymars absence is of course a huge blow but Brazil can still beat Germany in the World Cup semi-final without himThe last few days have been inevitably dominated by the terrible news of Neymars injury and his personal drama. I do hope, though, that the Brazilian players have taken this time to actually think of...

guardian.co.uk (25 days ago)

Australia Tops The Charts In Terms Of Recreational Drug Users: United Nation's World Drug Report

Australia has the highest proportion of illicit drug users in the world, according to United Nation’s 2014 World Drug Report. The report, published by United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime, stated that Australia was at the top in consumption of “Ecstasy,” or MDMA, was third in methamphetamines and fourth in...

ibtimes.com (25 days ago)


Referee Marco Rodriguez who missed Luis Suarez bite on Giorgio Chiellini will take charge of World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany

Referee Marco Rodriguez who missed Luis Suarez bite on Giorgio Chiellini will take charge of...

The referee who failed to see Luis Suarez bite Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini will take charge of the World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany.

dailymail.co.uk (25 days ago)

DealBook: Holcim, Lafarge List Potential Assets Sales Ahead of Merger

The world’s two largest cement and construction materials companies hope the sales, primarily in Europe, will speed regulatory approval of their merger, which they expect to close in the first half of 2015.

nytimes.com (25 days ago)

George Ferguson's Obituary Remembers 'Small-Time Con-Man With Grandiose Schemes'

George Ferguson's Obituary Remembers 'Small-Time Con-Man With Grandiose Schemes'

It's not what you expect from an obituary -- and that's why the sendoff given to George Ferguson in the Victoria Times Colonist of Canada is so memorable. Instead of recalling the deceased's great deeds or his role as a family man, this obit does just the opposite:"What to say about George? Certainly, no one could...

huffingtonpost.com (25 days ago)

World Bank boss reads in the air

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on his reading patterns and embracing the tablet.

cnn.com (25 days ago)

Food and wine holidays: readers' tips

Food and wine holidays: readers' tips

Readers offer advice on great places to eat and drink around the world. Share your travel tips for the chance to win a £350 travel voucher

telegraph.co.uk (25 days ago)

World Cup 2014 has been lots of fun but it is in danger of petering out

World Cup 2014 has been lots of fun but it is in danger of petering out

With no great teams and too many top players missing, Brazil 2014 does not bear comparison with Spain 1982 Neymar was supposed to define this World Cup and now the Brazilian has. Or rather his injury has. The tournaments poster boy has been cruelly taken out and now there is a gaping hole on the home countrys...

guardian.co.uk (25 days ago)

World Cup 2014 power rankings: Germany time their run

World Cup 2014 power rankings: Germany time their run

Joachim Löws team might just have discovered the level of control that sets them apart from the rest although Argentinas dismissal of Belgium further emphasised their claimWill Germany be the team who time their run to perfection? The win over France was not without scares but they wrested control as the game went...

guardian.co.uk (25 days ago)

Brazil v Colombia at World Cup 2014 brick-by-brick video animation

Brazil v Colombia at World Cup 2014 brick-by-brick video animation

Watch the hosts defeat Colombia to continue their World Cup dream. Goals from Thiago Silva and David Luiz put Brazil in control before James Rodríguez pulls a goal back to ensure a nervy finish. A bad tempered game sees a number of bad challenges including one which ended Neymar's World Cup Continue reading...

guardian.co.uk (25 days ago)

Sinosphere Blog: Q. and A.: Julia Middleton and Ronald Arculli on Cultural Intelligence in a Global Era

Sinosphere Blog: Q. and A.: Julia Middleton and Ronald Arculli on Cultural Intelligence in a...

Who will lead the world to a better future? Julia Middleton’s new book, “Cultural Intelligence,” proposes the idea that people who can truly bridge cultures, in a fundamental, not superficial, way, will be the best leaders.

nytimes.com (25 days ago)

Food experiences: readers' tips

Food experiences: readers' tips

Readers offer advice on great places to eat and drink around the world. Share your travel tips for the chance to win a £350 travel voucher

telegraph.co.uk (25 days ago)

Birthplace of Brazil independence near WCup city

OURO PRETO, Brazil (AP) -- Removed from the bustling World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte lies a charming colonial town that gave birth to Brazil's independence....

ap.org (25 days ago)

Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul defends penalty antics against Costa Rica and vows to repeat them if necessary

Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul defends penalty antics against Costa Rica and vows to repeat them...

Tim Krul has vowed to wind up Lionel Messi and his Argentina team-mates if Holland's World Cup semi-final goes to penalties on Wednesday.

standard.co.uk (25 days ago)

Handevision creates the world's fastest production lens for mirrorless cameras

Handevision creates the world's fastest production lens for mirrorless cameras

Mirrorless camera owners in search of fast glass and razor-thin depth of field have a new king of wide-aperture lenses to drool over in the form of the Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85. It's the fastest volume production lens in the world, and the manufacturer claims it'll give you an image similar to an f/1.2 lens on...

gizmag.com (26 days ago)

Netherlands v Argentina: Angel Di Maria ruled out through injury while Manchester City's Sergio Aguero is fit to start

Netherlands v Argentina: Angel Di Maria ruled out through injury while Manchester City's Sergio...

Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria has been ruled out of the World Cup semi-final against the Netherlands with a thigh injury while striker Sergio Aguero has been declared fit to play after recovering from a similar problem.

standard.co.uk (26 days ago)

Chesco artist chosen to create Holy Family painting

CHESTER COUNTY Local artist chosen to create Holy Family painting KENNETT SQUARE A Kennett Square artist has been chosen to create the artistic icon for the Eighth World Meeting of Families, an international Roman Catholic gathering in Philadelphia that city officials hope will draw hundreds of thousands of visitors...

philly.com (26 days ago)

Calls for action on traffic as Oxford Street revealed as worst place in the world for toxic pollutants

Calls for action on traffic as Oxford Street revealed as worst place in the world for toxic...

Traders today said urgent action was needed to slash traffic levels after a report revealed Oxford Street has the highest levels of a toxic pollutant in the world.

standard.co.uk (26 days ago)

Thorough reform of gold fix needed, says World Gold Council

Thorough reform of gold fix needed, says World Gold Council

Industry body says benchmarking process needs to be reformed as if from scratch

telegraph.co.uk (26 days ago)

Chemical research takes artsy turn

Melinda H. Keefe shared the world's horror when a painting by Mark Rothko, one of her favorite artists, was defaced with graffiti.

philly.com (26 days ago)

Inking mad: the cult of celebrity tattoos

Inking mad: the cult of celebrity tattoos

As a Chilean striker inks a tattoo to commemorate his World Cup failure, be careful about mimicking popular tattoos

telegraph.co.uk (26 days ago)

Kyrgios leaps into top 100, Djokovic retakes top spot

Kyrgios leaps into top 100, Djokovic retakes top spot

Nick Kyrgios reached world number 66 and Novak Djokovic returned to the top in the post-Wimbledon ATP rankings.

abc.net.au (26 days ago)

Five reasons why Indonesia's presidential election matters

Five reasons why Indonesia's presidential election matters

Once a dictatorship, now the world's third largest democracy, the 90% Muslim country is poised to take a step forward Continue reading...

guardian.co.uk (26 days ago)


'Like jumping off the Empire State Building!' Owner of the world's tallest water slide tests it himself after launch is delayed a third time and admits it's the 'scariest thing' he's done

'Like jumping off the Empire State Building!' Owner of the world's tallest water slide tests it...

The Verruckt was scheduled to open at Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark in May but has faced repeated delays, now owner Jeff Henry has released video footage of him taking the plunge to prove that it is now safe for humans.

dailymail.co.uk (26 days ago)

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