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    • And the winner of the $590.5M Powerball jackpot is...Jun. 5, 2013USA TodayThe winner of a record $590.5 million Powerball jackpot has come forward, two weeks after winningthe second-largest jackpot on record, according to the Florida Lottery.Gloria Mackenzie, 84, was identified at a 3 p.m. press conference Wednesday.She didnt attend the press conference, although under Florida law, her name was disclosed.She bought the winning ticket at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, a town of 13,000 about 30 milesnortheast of Tampa.The announcement end two weeks of speculation among the dreamers who snapped up millions oftickets in the hours ahead of the May 18 drawing.The winner, who will be the largest sole lottery jackpot winner in history, had 60 days from the drawingdate to claim a lump-sum payment. Its worth a pre-tax payout of about $370 million.The jackpot eclipsed the $587.6 million Powerball jackpot split by Arizona and Missouri ticket holderslast November and is second to the $656 million Mega Millions jackpot won in March 2012 by threeticket holders in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.
    • Nice gesture helps Florida widow, 84, win $590M Powerball jackpot; she asks for privacyPublished June 06, 2013Associated PressTALLAHASSEE, FLA. – When Gloria C. MacKenzie went to a Publix supermarketnear Tampa last month to buy a Powerball ticket, another person in line didsomething nice for the 84-year-old widow and let her go first.The kind gesture turned out to be a life-changing one for MacKenzie and herfamily. She came forward Wednesday to claim the biggest undivided lotteryjackpot in history, $590 million.MacKenzie is a retiree from Maine and a mother of four who lives in Zephyrhills,where the lone winning ticket in the May 18 drawing was sold. She took her prizein a lump sum of just over $370 million. After federal taxes, shes getting about$278 million.In a statement, she said she appreciated the fellow lottery players gesture andasked for privacy.
    • Nuke missile crews cite morale-sapping pressuresJune 4, 2013 6:9 PM GMTAP Associated PressWASHINGTON—Officers with a finger on the trigger of the Air Forces most powerful nuclear missilesare complaining of a wide array of morale-sapping pressures, according to internal emails obtained byThe Associated Press.The complaints shed fresh light on dissatisfactions roiling this critical arm of the Air Force, anundercurrent that has captured the attention of the services leaders.Key themes among the complaints include working under "poor leadership" and being stuck in "dead-end careers" in nuclear weapons, one email said. The sentiments were expressed privately by membersof the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., in an unpublished study for the Air Force. Thecomplaints also said there was a need for more experienced missile officers, a less arduous workschedule and "leaders who will listen."Taken together, the complaints suggest sagging morale in arguably the most sensitive segment of theAmerican military. The 91st at Minot operates 150 intercontinental ballistic missiles—one-third of theentire ICBM force. The missiles stand in underground silos on constant alert for launch within minutesof a presidential order.In the nuclear missile business, morale is not a trivial matter. Mental state is treated as a vital sign—likephysical health, criminal record and technical knowhow—that must be monitored to indicate whetheran individual is fit to be trusted with weapons of such destructive power.
    • We Are Now One Year Away From Global Riots, Complex Systems Theorists SayMOTHERBOARDJune 3, 2013What’s the number one reason we riot? The plausible, justifiable motivations of trampled-uponhumanfolk to fight back are many—poverty, oppression, disenfranchisement, etc—but the big one ismore primal than any of the above. It’s hunger, plain and simple. If there’s a single factor that reliablysparks social unrest, it’s food becoming too scarce or too expensive. So argues a group of complexsystems theorists in Cambridge, and it makes sense.In a 2011 paper, researchers at the Complex Systems Institute unveiled a model that accuratelyexplained why the waves of unrest that swept the world in 2008 and 2011 crashed when they did. Thenumber one determinant was soaring food prices. Their model identified a precise threshold for globalfood prices that, if breached, would lead to worldwide unrest.The MIT Technology Review explains how CSI’s model works: “The evidence comes from two sources.The first is data gathered by the United Nations that plots the price of food against time, the so-calledfood price index of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN. The second is the date of riotsaround the world, whatever their cause.”For billions of people around the world, food comprises up to 80% of routine expenses (for rich-worldpeople like you and I, it’s like 15%). When prices jump, people can’t afford anything else; or even fooditself. And if you can’t eat—or worse, your family can’t eat—you fight.
    • 14 May 2013 Last updated at 04:50 ETJapan WWII comfort women were necessary – HashimotoToru Hashimoto said former comfort women should be offered "kind words“A prominent Japanese politician has described as "necessary" the system by which women wereforced to become prostitutes for World War II troops.Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto said on Monday that the "comfort women" gave Japanese soldiers achance "to rest".On Tuesday, Japanese ministers tried to distance themselves from his remarks.Some 200,000 women in territories occupied by Japan during WWII are estimated to have beenforced to become sex slaves for troops.Many of the women came from China and South Korea, but also from the Philippines, Indonesia andTaiwan.
    • 11-Year-Old Maryland Student Suspended ForTalking About Guns On BusWed, June 05, 2013An 11-year-old boy was suspended from school for merely talkingabout guns while on the bus heading home, according to the hisfather.Bruce Henkelman of Huntingtown, Maryland says his son was suspended for 10 days because he wastalking with friends about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on the bus. When the bus driveroverheard the conversation she turned the bus around and Henkelman’s son was sent back to school tobe questioned by the school’s principal, Darrel Prioleau."The principal told me that with what happened at Sandy Hook if you say the word gun in my schoolyou are going to get suspended for 10 days," Henkelman said in an interview with WMAL."He said, I wish I had a gun to protect everyone. He wanted to defeat the bad guys. Thats the contextof what he said. He wanted to be the hero,” Henkelman said of his son, a sixth grader at NorthernMiddle School.On top of being questioned by the principal, a sheriff’s deputy also reportedly wanted to search thefamily’s home without a warrant.
    • Germany is the Most Popular Country in the WorldThursday, 23 May 2013 | 8:44 AM ETCNBC.comEuropes largest economy, Germany, which has been criticized for not doing enough to helpstruggling euro zone countries, has topped a poll as the worlds most popular country.The survey, carried out for the BBC, polled 26,000 people in 25 countries and asked themto rate 16 countries and the European Union as a whole on whether their influence on theworld was mainly positive or negative.Germany came out on top, with 59 percent of survey participants giving it a positive rating.The country moved up three percentage points from its 2012 position. It displaced Japan,which saw its positive rating fall from 58 percent last year to 51 percent, going from first tofourth place.The most negatively perceived country was Iran, with only 15 percent of respondents givingit a positive rating. Pakistan and North Korea also received low ratings.
    • RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN AND HISWIFE, LYUDMILA, ANNOUNCED THE DIVORCE INTHEIR FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE TOGETHERSINCE HIS THIRD INAUGURATION ON MAY 7, 2012.Speculation has swirled that Putin’smarriage was in trouble since 2008reports that he was having an affair withformer Olympic medalist Alina Kabayeva.
    • An old industry is in deep recessionMay 25th 2013TIMES are tough for Debbie, a prostitute in western England who runs a privateflat with other “mature ladies”. She does two or three jobs a day. A year ago shewas doing eight or nine. She has cut her prices: “If I hadn’t, I wouldn’t still be open.”She says that she can now make more money doing up furniture and attendingcar-boot sales than she can turning tricks.George McCoy, who runs a website reviewing over 5,000 massage parlours and individuals, says that many arestruggling. Sex workers tell him they have been forced to hold down prices. Like other businesses, massage parloursand private flats are suffering from rising rents and energy costs. Even Mr McCoy’s website is under the cosh: visitornumbers are down by a third.In part, this reflects the sluggish economy. Overall consumer spending at the end of 2012 was almost 4% lower thanits 2007 peak. And Vivienne, an independent escort in the south who works part-time to supplement her income asa photographer, says paying for sex is a luxury: “Food is more important; the mortgage is more important; petrol ismore important.” She is offering discounts out of desperation, reckoning it is better to reduce prices by £20 ($30)than to have no customers at all. Another woman says that some punters are just as anxious to talk about thedifficult job market as they are to have sex.
    • DIY Engagement Ring Glows When Fiance Is Near06/05/13--An inventor’s romantic proposal idea has come to happy fruition. It took months of work, but BenKokes crafted an engagement ring for his girlfriend, Julie, that would light up from within — butonly after he put it on her finger and took her by the hand… Wrapped within the interior of thering was a coil of copper, which any electrical engineer will tell you generates a current whenexposed to an alternating magnetic field. To supply the field, Kokes built a wrist-mounted devicethat he could wear and easily conceal, as well as surreptitiously activate when the time came.
    • Yahoo News– Mon, Jun 3, 2013Fido rests his paw on the casket of Jason Ellis in Bardstown, Ky., May 30, 2013. (Jonathan Palmer)More than 1,000 people—including hundreds of fellow police officers from surrounding states—turned out ata funeral in rural Kentucky late last week to pay their respects to Jason Ellis, a 33-year-old K-9 officer gunneddown last month in what authorities believe was an ambush.Fido, Ellis police dog, was there, too, placing his paw on the closed casket—a moment captured in aheartbreaking image by photographer Jonathan Palmer.
    • Top 10 Nicest Cars on the MarketFinally, here it is: the list of the top ten nicest cars in the world today. The following carsare listed according to their quality, drivability, features, and value—not necessarily onprice alone. Because when it comes to the best, price isn’t always the most trustworthyindicator. Sometimes, you have to look deeper.1. Bugatti Veyron – $1.7 million2. Lamborghini Reventon – $1.6 million3. McLaren F1 – $1 million4. Pagani Zonda C12 F – $700K5. Ferrari Enzo – $1 million6. Porsche Carrera GT – $500K7. Maybach 62 – $400K8. Koenigsegg CCXR – $1.3 million9. Rolls-Royce Phantom – $350K10. Aston Martin Vanquish – $260K
    • Town Mails Dog Defecation to Pet Owners Who Dont Clean UpThe TelegraphTue, June 04, 2013Brunete, Spain is sending dog defecation back to pet owners in anofficial box marked "Lost Property.“A team of twenty volunteers walk around the town in search of dog owners who fail to pick up theirdogs treats.Volunteers will then approach a pet owner under the guise of casual conversation to get the name ofthe dog, which is stored in a pet database in the town hall.The volunteers proceed to package the dog excrement and mail it back to the pet owners home, notesThe Telegraph.A total of 147 disgusting deliveries were made during one week in February, but it apparently worked.Brunete has seen a 70 percent drop in the amount of dog defecation on the streets.Last year, Brunete dog owners were chased by a remote-controlled device containing the dogexcrement. The mechanical device had a label that read: "Dont leave me – pick me up."
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