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03 18country1 standard 218x145 ‘Hick hop’ & other genres obtain a little bit country In the 1990s, the Nashville, Tenn., invasion included Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, & Billy Ray Cyrus (that’s Miley’s dad, Millennials). Now country is enjoying another boom, this time with heavy hints of rock & hip-hop.Look no further than the recently launched website Rolling Stone Country. Yes, the bible of rock music now offers a side helping of Southern twang, lured by top-selling tours & albums from polished stars such as Brad Paisley &… Continue reading
afp french pm vows no negotiation with algeria hostage takers French PM vows no negotiation with Algeria hostage takers © AFP/File Eric FeferbergFrench Prime Minister Manuel Valls addresses members of the parliament, at the French National Assembly in Paris, on September 16, 2014Paris (AFP) – France’s prime minister on Tuesday vowed there would be “no discussion, no negotiation” with an Algerian group linked to Islamic State jihadists that has claimed the kidnapping of a French citizen & stressed Paris would continue air strikes on the extremists.Manuel Valls told French radio there would be “no… Continue reading
rtr3lpof (1) Tesco Rushes In New Finance Chief As Meltdown Pushes Stock To An 11 Year Low REUTERS/Valter PontesTesco is getting hammered again todayTesco just rushed a new CFO into position, after yesterday’s 12% share price slump. The scandal-hit retailer is in an unenviable position: its former chief financial officer resigned in April & its finance director was suspended yesterday, after a massive accounting blunder that led to the firm overestimating first half profits by £250 million, a 23% exaggeration.  Alan Stewart becomes the board’s CFO today, instead… Continue reading
afp electronics giant philips says wants to split company Electronics giant Philips says wants to split company © DPA/AFP/File Wolfgang KummPeople visit Philips stand at the IFA International consumer electronics in Berlin, Germany, on September 8, 2013The Hague (AFP) – Dutch electrical appliance group Philips said Tuesday it wants to split the company in two, separating its healthcare-lifestyle & lighting businesses after stripping away less profitable activities.”We’re preparing Philips for the next century,” CEO Frans van Houten told a telephone press conference.”Giving independence to our lighting solutions business will better enable it… Continue reading
jack ma alibaba 37 Alibabas Jack Ma Is Now Chinas Richest Person AP ImagesShanghai (AFP) – The largest stock offer in history has made Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, China’s richest person with a fortune of $25 billion, an annual wealth ranking in the world’s second largest economy showed Tuesday. “It has been an astonishing year for China’s best tycoons despite the jitters about the Chinese economy,” said China-based luxury magazine publisher Hurun Report in its annual rich list. Ma reaped more than $800 million… Continue reading
0916 CONGRESS ISLAMIC STATE standard 218x145 US, ally nations launch airstrike campaign in Syria WASHINGTON — The US & partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time Monday night, expanding a military campaign against the militants with a mix of fighter jets, bombers & Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from ships in the region.The strikes were part of the expanded military campaign that President Barack Obama’s authorized nearly two weeks ago in order to disrupt & destroy the Islamic State… Continue reading
0708 world ospacequiz standard 218x145 NASAs Maven explorer arrives at Mars after a year long journey CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.The robotic explorer fired its brakes & successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet, officials confirmed.”I think my heart’s about ready to start again,” said Maven’s chief investigator, Bruce Jakosky of the University of Colorado. “All I can say at this point is, ‘We’re in orbit at Mars, guys!'”Now the real work… Continue reading
peter thiel 37 Peter Thiel Q&A: The Billionaire Investor Talks Apple Pay, Microsoft’s Lack Of Innovation, And Why We’re Not In A Tech Bubble Flickr / Fortune Live Media Peter Thiel wrote a new book titled, ‘Zero to One: Notes on Startups or How to Build the Future.’ PayPal cofounder & billionaire investor Peter Thiel has long been known for his contrarian views. He’s paying entrepreneurial kids to drop out of college, & is building a floating, autonomous island. He doesn’t like to hire MBA grads, & hates CEOs in a suit. It’s why the first question he asks… Continue reading

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