Author Archive for: ‘Kristen M. Foster’

Jacksonville Evacuation Ends, JIA Opens

The Jacksonville International Airport is up and operating again after a Tuesday evacuation over two suspicious packages. No injuries or damage were reported. The airport reopened around 11pm (ET); the evacuation started just after 6pm (ET). A crawl on the airport’s website says that it is now open and asks customers to contact the airlines directly for the latest information …

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Nomorobo to the Robocall Rescue!

The latest tool in the battle against solicitor calls is Nomorobo, which went live as of yesterday. The goal of ‘no more robo’ is ultimately preventing robocalls, those calls that the FTC Do-Not-Call lists were supposed to take care of (according to Gizmag, the FTC receives about 200,000 robocall complaints a month). The service is free, but not many phone …

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Miranda Kerr Steps Out in Paris and Cosmo

Miranda Kerr is back on the catwalk, walking for Chanel’s 2014 Spring-Summer prêt-à-porter show and Stella McCartney’s Spring 2014 show, during Paris Fashion Week. The 30-year-old wife and mother strutted right alongside models almost 10 years younger, including hot ticket Cara Delevingue (21-years-old). The former Victoria’s Secret Angel is also gracing the cover of November’s Cosmopolitan magazine. She is taking …

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Government Shutdown, It Is Official

“We’re at the brink,” says Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland), and boy wasn’t she right as the clocks ticked down to tonight’s midnight deadline for the government shutdown. Twice today, the Senate voted down options to keep the government up-and-running and to delay implementation of the health care law for a year; options that were passed in the House. Attempts to …

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Bill O’Reilly Plugs Latest “Killing…” Series Books

Political commentator and author Bill O’Reilly gave an early plug for his latest nonfiction history book during an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes this weekend. He also detailed the third, and latest, book in his nonfiction series, Killing Jesus, just out in September. The muse to writing on Jesus came to the life-long Catholic at night and he points to …

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Italian Political Crisis Awaits Wednesday Vote

Italian parliament is anticipating a Wednesday vote of confidence, called by current prime minister Enrico Letta, of the center-left Democratic Party. Letta has been in office since April 2013. The government faces dissolution and new elections if a Senate majority fails to back Rome. Familiar strains as the US faces its own potential government shutdown. An Italian Senate commission will …

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Timothy Leary, Psychedelic Guru, Research Displayed

A new exhibit might make your visit to the New York Public Library a “trip” back to the 1960’s psychedelic and drug counterculture. A cache of files from the original pusher, Timothy Leary, is being put on display. Denis Berry, trustee for the Leary estate, calls the files, “the missing link in every attempt to piece together an account of …

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Finacle: Infosys Hopes New Version Enters US Banking

Today, Infosys announced the launch of Finacle 11E, touted as an advanced universal banking solution to simplify banking transformation. Infosys is hoping to see this version jump into the US market. Finacle, the product, functions as a bank’s nerve center, enabling all branches of a bank to access applications from a centralized location. The company is putting a lot of …

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Arcapita Bahrain US Bankruptcy Exit a 1st for US

Arcapita, an Islamic investment firm in Bahrain, emerged from US bankruptcy today under Chapter 11 rules. It is the first of the Gulf companies to do so. This move may help clarify how Western courts deal with Islamic finance, marking the first time a question of an Islamic ruling (fatwa) had been presented to a US bankruptcy judge, according to …

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Alaska Dividend Announced Today, Residents Get $900

Alaskans found out they’ll be getting $900 as their share of the state’s oil wealth this year beginning 3 October. The amount was announced today at an Anchorage press conference with acting Alaska Department of Revenue Commissioner, Angela Rodell, who promised more next year. The amount of the Alaska Permanent Fund is bigger than eligible Alaska residents received last year …

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Cory Monteith Emmy Tribute Starts Debate

“Does Cory Monteith Deserve A Special Emmy Memorial?” was the headline of Variety Editor-in-Chief Andrew Wallenstein’s Opinion column yesterday. The question Wallenstein poses is not whether Monteith deserved to be recognized alongside the others that will be featured in the regular Memoriam segment, but rather does his career warrant elevation alongside James Gandolfini, Gary David Goldberg, Jean Stapleton and Jonathan …

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Gianni Versace Mansion Sells for a Bargain $41.5M

And the winning bid goes to VM South Beach LLC, winners of the auction for the seaside Miami property made famous by the murder of former-owner Gianni Versace. “The auction of this iconic South Florida villa closed at 41.5 million dollars, which was the last price offered by VM South Beach LLC. We think is a very good deal and …

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