Archive for 2012

We Support Them, They Throw Us Under The Bus
By December 31, 2012 Read More →

We Support Them, They Throw Us Under The Bus

Lately, a very good friend of mine–who is also involved with the entertainment industry–has been encouraging me, as part of my growth and evolution as an artist, to become more at-ease with the “mainstream” part of the industry, that is, the artists and production people we meet and work with.   I admit, even as […]

Posted in: Op-Ed
Bicycles No Longer Mere Recreation in Argentine Capital
By December 31, 2012 Read More →

Bicycles No Longer Mere Recreation in Argentine Capital

BUENOS AIRES- A programme launched in Buenos Aires three years ago to encourage the use of bicycles has already brought results: the use of this environment-friendly means of transport has increased fivefold in the Argentine capital. By Marcela Valente “Buenos Aires, mejor en bici” (Buenos Aires, Better by Bike) is the name of the project […]

Posted in: Business
Injectable Foam Could Prove Life Saver
By December 31, 2012 Read More →

Injectable Foam Could Prove Life Saver

After any serious injury, it’s crucial to stabilize the injured long enough to get them to sophisticated medical assistance. In life-threatening cases, it’s called the golden hour, and while huge advances have been made to buy the needed time, there hasn’t been much first responders can do to stem internal bleeding caused by trauma. But […]

Posted in: Science
Egypt’s Morsi Appeals for National Unity
By December 31, 2012 Read More →

Egypt’s Morsi Appeals for National Unity

Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi has appealed to Egyptians to work together to rebuild the country. In a speech Saturday before Egypt’s newly convened upper house of parliament [The Shura Consultative Council], Morsi said it is time for the country to focus on “work, seriousness and effort.” He announced plans to create jobs and investment in […]

Cholesterol Drug Might Help Treat Serious Malaria Cases
By December 31, 2012 Read More →

Cholesterol Drug Might Help Treat Serious Malaria Cases

Each year, an estimated 500,000 children in sub-Saharan Africa develop the most serious form of malaria, so-called cerebral malaria. Experts say many of those who do not die from this parasitic infection go on, years later, to develop memory problems and learning difficulties. Now, researchers say these malaria-induced cognitive impairments may be averted with a […]

Posted in: Health
Obama Vows Quick Push for New US Gun Curbs
By December 31, 2012 Read More →

Obama Vows Quick Push for New US Gun Curbs

U.S. President Barack Obama is pledging to put the “full weight” of the White House behind efforts to curb American gun violence. Obama said Sunday, in an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, an assault two weeks ago at a Connecticut elementary school that left 20 children and six adults dead was the worst day […]

VMK launch ‘first African-designed’ smartphone and tablet
By December 30, 2012 Read More →

VMK launch ‘first African-designed’ smartphone and tablet

A smartphone and tablet said to be the first designed by an African company have been launched. The products, designed by Congolese entrepreneur Verone Mankou, are manufactured in China. His company VMK’s devices run Google’s Android software. They will retail at $170 (£105) for the smartphone and $300 (£185) for the tablet. “Only Africans can […]

Africa – Rising Investments, Rising Middle Class
By December 30, 2012 Read More →

Africa – Rising Investments, Rising Middle Class

KAMPALA – Rising investments in Africa’s service sector, the unlocking of its vast natural resources and the sound economic policies pursued by African countries in the last two decades are spurring the rise of the continent’s middle class at a faster rate than population growth. By Fred Ojambo Investments in the key areas of banking, […]

Kenya’s Growing Luxury Housing Market Not for Locals
By December 30, 2012 Read More →

Kenya’s Growing Luxury Housing Market Not for Locals

NAIROBI – Despite the development boom in state-of-the-art luxury homes in Kenya, the country’s upper class has fallen on hard times and can no longer afford them, according to economic experts here. Instead, Kenya’s formerly wealthy have now become part of the continent’s growing middle class. By Miriam Gathigah According to the African Development Bank, […]

How Bad Is Our Debt Problem, Anyway? And Will a Deal Fix It?
By December 30, 2012 Read More →

How Bad Is Our Debt Problem, Anyway? And Will a Deal Fix It?

President Obama will meet with congressional leaders today in another attempt to avert the fiscal cliff — the automatic tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect Jan. 1 unless Congress can strike a deal. The cuts and tax hikes, which total more than $500 billion, are so large and so sudden that many economists […]