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  • Europa Newswire: view private United Nations image dBase!

    Established in September of 2004, Europa Newswire specializes in UN editorial images.

    Europa Newswire is one of the largest privately held image libraries chronicling United Nations’ political events. All these photos are now publicly available to anyone.

    This photo collection chronicles the most recent historical events that took place at the U.N. in New York City. You can own a licensed copy of any photo in the database direct.  No need to pay an intermediary service. You can now obtain the photo of your choice directly with instant downloads. Sign up today!

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    Images include security council meetings, the General Assembly debates, Goodwill Ambassadors Appointments, and Secretary General high-level meetings.

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    Europa Newswire features thousands of high resolution images focusing on breaking news and current UN political events! Here you will find captivating images of UN political events to help convey your message.

    EuropaNewswire.com delivers the latest breaking news and information on the latest top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more. The latest UN news photos all in one place! We offer unique, high quality, up-to-date photos not found anywhere else online. Please use our search bar to find the perfect photo for your project use.

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    Europa Newswire is backed by over 10 years of New York and special UN news photo coverage.

    You can count on Europa Newswire to offer exclusive photos taken at all events with an exclusive look at meetings and concerts with celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Mia Farrow, and Quincy Jones to name a few.

    Images range from daily UN events, General Assembly, high level meetings, conferences, Security Council meetings, Peace Bell ceremonies, and other related editorial can be licensed through our system.

     

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    Europa Newswire has one of the largest image libraries of the UN in private hands, and works with all delegations of the UN. Europa Newswire only offers high resolution images backed by our hand-picked and tested photographers and over 10 years of news coverages experience.

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  • Tech Pioneer Launches Next Evolution in Online Videos

    Vusay Transforms Online Viewing Into a Powerful Interactive Social Experience

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8, 2014—Wendell Brown, founder of groundbreaking tech companies Teleo, LiveOps, Nularis and eVoice, announces his latest venture, Vusay (pronounced view-say). Vusay is a powerful platform that makes online videos interactive with any device, vusay.com or any website with digital content. With Vusay’s point-in-time commenting technology, instead of just passively watching videos, viewers can immediately add their thoughts and comments at specific video moments they connect with, then instantly and seamlessly share them via Facebook and Twitter without ever leaving the video screen.

    Experience Vusay disrupts the fast-growing online video industry with this new, powerfully immersive way for fans to engage with media, brands and millions of other viewers around the world. Vusay’s free embedded technology integrates with virtually any video player on video content websites. The Vusay sidebar features real-time comments flowing at precise moments in videos, making the old scroll-down commentary format—which buries each comment and lacks connection to specific moments—a thing of the past.

    “Social media is a vital transformation in the way we engage and communicate,” said Brown. “Especially with video, it’s a moment that matters. With Vusay, comments will no longer be afterthoughts at the end of videos. Now, fans can Vusay their comments in videos at meaningful points, thereby connecting with content, and each other, on a much deeper level.”

    “Today, more than 1 billion unique users watch more than 6 billion hours of video each month on YouTube alone, with online video users expected to increase globally to 1.5 billion by 2016,” continued Brown. “There’s a massive opportunity for Vusaying to become an integral component of the video-watching experience.”

    Other pioneering companies founded by Brown have been acquired by Internet giants including AOL, Microsoft and Cybermedia. Vusay has offices in San Francisco, Santa Monica, Tel Aviv, Toronto and Berlin, and expects to launch in Europe by the end of September.

    For more information, visit www.vusay.com.

    About Vusay

    Vusay (pronounced view-say) is an innovative social platform that makes videos more interactive for consumers and enterprise customers. With Vusay, viewers add comments that highlight specific moments of Internet videos, while instantly and seamlessly sharing them via Facebook and Twitter. Vusay Media Corp., founded in 2014, is a privately held company with offices in San Francisco, Santa Monica, Tel Aviv, Toronto and Berlin. To share in the experience, visit vusay.com. Don’t just watch your favorite video, Vusay it!

    MEDIA CONTACTS:

    Sandy Peddicord GennComm for Vusay
    T: (515) 554-6934
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  • Greg Norman released from hospital after chainsaw accident

    Greg Norman posted this photo just a week before almost cutting off his hand.
    Greg Norman posted this photo just a week before almost cutting off his hand.

    AUSTRALIAN golf great Greg Norman says he came perilously close to losing his left hand in a shocking chainsaw accident over the weekend.

    Norman, 59, posted a photo to Instagram, in which he was laying in a hospital bed with his left arm heavily bandaged.

    The former world No. 1 issued a warning alongside the photo and suggested he’d gone close to severing one of his hands.

    “Working with a chainsaw ALWAYS be respectful of the unexpected. I was one lucky man today. Damaged, but not down & out. Still have left hand,” he wrote.

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    Norman, Australia’s Hall of Fame golfer and entrepreneur, was cutting back trees in his South Florida home when the weight of a branch pulled his left hand toward the chainsaw. He said the blade hit him just below where a person would be wearing a wrist watch. He said doctors told him it missed his artery by a fraction of an inch.

    “Thank God the blade wasn’t running full speed or it would have taken my hand off,” Norman said.

    On Monday he posted another photo at home in front of the tree and was sporting heavy bandaging and padding on his injured arm.

    Oddly enough, Norman had posted another Instagram a week earlier in which he was standing next to the same tree and holding the chainsaw.

    “Time to trim the sea grapes today. Never ask someone to do something that you can do yourself. Love to work!” he wrote.

    Norman said he would continue to use his power tools.

    “When I’m on a ranch, I love to run the bulldozer, the grader, whatever. I like doing stuff. I never ask anybody to do that for me if I can do it myself,” he said.

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  • La Moneda Digital

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    Seguramente Usted ya ha visto imagenes de esta atractiva moneda que solo existe en la imaginacion de los que la poseen.

    La diferencia esta en que el dinero que nosotros conocemos lo podemos palpar y tocar, no así el BitCoin.

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    El BitCoin esta adquiriendo mas popularidad en los medios ciberneticos desde que fue creado en el 2009 por Satoshi Nakamoto quien despues de publicar su concepto decidio abandonar el proyecto a finales sin revelar mucho sobre su persona.

    Desde entonces el protocolo Bitcoin y su software se publica abiertamente y cualquier programador en cualquier lugar del mundo puede revisarlo.

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    Funciona en el ciberespacio y puede ser encontrado solo sabiendo entender el lenguaje de internet.

    http://www.bankcoinreserve.com/

    La moneda digital comenzó a operar sin una autoridad central, no está producida ni sancionada por bancos ni por gobiernos, y por lo tanto no tiene lazos con monedas nacionales.

    Las transacciones que se llevan a cabo con los llamados Bitcoins se hacen de forma colectiva en Internet, por lo que
    las transferencias de Bitcoins se pueden hacer, nacional o internacionalmente, transfiriendo cantidades, sin pasar por un banco o institución que medie la transacción.

    Inclusive ya existen empresas en la internet que solo estarian realizando compra y venta exclusivamente con este tipo de moneda.

    Como lo es este sitio:

    http://www.bitcoinshop.us/

    Posiblemente algunos gobiernos o instituciones bancarias deberian estar preocupadas con la popularidad de este tipo de dinero que evitaria la recudacion de impuestos no lo cree Ud?.

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    Mas informacion visitando la pagina de Bank Coin Reserve aqui:

    http://www.bankcoinreserve.com/

    (Just Copy and Paste in you browser) or click on images.

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  • The 911 people still only whisper about…


    The 9-11 jumpers; they didn’t “jump”

    By Charles…

    NOTE: The author of this article was born and raised in Connecticut, went to college in Boston, dropped out and moved west to California where he  lived for 23 years. He now enjoys a peaceful lifestyle he had always longed for.     Charles’ blog…

    This is an issue that isn’t talked about a lot, because it’s so unpleasant, and extremely emotional. It’s about the people who “jumped” from the WTC towers before the towers collapsed.

    So many in the media seemed to claim at the time that they were jumping out of “despair”; as if it were just an emotional response, a suicide choice; an act of will, that they could simply choose to do or not do.

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    That just seems like such an unfair judgment to me. I don’t believe that most, if any, of those people “chose” to jump. I think SMOKE, HEAT and FLAMES simply FORCED them to their deaths by falling off the ledges they were gripping onto for dear life.

    You can’t “choose” whether or not you want to stand close to burning jet fuel; you simply can’t. If there is nowhere safe to move away to, you move anyway. Just the smoke alone, making it impossible for you to even breath… if you were suffocating, what would you do for air?

    To call it jumping, like it was a choice, just seems wrong. When people went to work at the WTC that morning, they were not expecting to have to jump to their deaths. These poor souls did NOT choose this…

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    Last year at this time I posted a Tribute to Lorraine D. Antigua as part of the “2,996 project” to memorialize the victims of 9-11. While researching that, I read a lot about the situation of the employees at Lorraine’s firm, Cantor Fitzgerald. That in turn lead to many articles about people who fell to their deaths.

    It’s an extremely volatile topic, that generates a wide range of reactions. It was only years after the attack occurred that many people could even begin to talk about it.

    On one level I feel compelled to post on this topic because of my many years experience Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCworking in high-rise security and fire safety. Yet that experience also makes it extremely upsetting, because what the victims of the WTC attack faced before they died is… not an abstraction to me. So much of my job was about keeping people safe from those very things.

    I’m going to post some links to articles that examine what happened, why people “jumped” or fell; how people have dealt with it; and why it matters.

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    [...] “It took three or four to realize: They were people,” says James Logozzo, who had gathered with co-workers in a Morgan Stanley boardroom on the 72nd floor of the south tower, just 120 feet away from the north tower. “Then this one woman fell.”

    She fell closer to the south tower, he recalls. Logozzo saw her face. She had dark hair and olive skin, a white blouse and black skirt. She fell with her back to the ground, flat, staring up.

    “The look on her face was shock. She wasn’t screaming. It was slow motion. When she hit, there was nothing left,” Logozzo says.

    USA TODAY estimates that at least 200 people jumped to their deaths that morning, far more than can be seen in the photographs taken that morning. Nearly all were from the north tower, which was hit first and collapsed last. Fewer than a dozen were from the south tower.

    The jumping started shortly after the first jet hit at 8:46 a.m. People jumped continuously during the 102 minutes that the north tower stood. Two people jumped as the north tower began to fall at 10:28 a.m., witnesses said.

    Some witnesses were inconsolable…

    For those who jumped, the fall lasted 10 seconds. They struck the ground at just less than 150 miles per hour — not fast enough to cause unconsciousness while falling, but fast enough to ensure instant death on impact. People jumped from all four sides of the north tower. They jumped alone, in pairs and in groups.

    Most came from the north tower’s 101st to 105th floors, where the Cantor Fitzgerald bond firm had offices, and the 106th and 107th floors, where a conference was underway at the Windows on the World restaurant. Others leaped from the 93rd through 100th floor offices of Marsh & McLennan insurance company.

    Intense smoke and heat, rather than flames, pushed people into this horrific choice.
    Flight 11 struck the 94th through 98th floors of the north tower, shooting heat and smoke up elevator shafts and stairways in the center of the building. Within minutes, it would have been very difficult to breathe. That drove people to the windows 1,100 to 1,300 feet above ground.

    There were several reasons more people jumped from the north tower than from the south. The fire was more intense and compact in the north tower. The jet hit higher, so smoke was concentrated in 15 floors compared with 30 floors in the south tower, which was hit on the 78th through 84th floors. The north tower also stood longer: 102 minutes vs. 56 minutes. And twice as many people were trapped on the north tower’s upper floors than in the south tower, where occupants had 161/2 minutes to evacuate before the second jet hit.

    The New York medical examiner’s office says it does not classify the people who fell to their deaths on Sept. 11 as “jumpers.”

    “A ‘jumper’ is somebody who goes to the office in the morning knowing that they will commit suicide,” says Ellen Borakove, spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office. “These people were forced out by the smoke and flames or blown out.” [...]

    (bold emphasis mine) Breaking the windows so they could breath also unfortunately fed the flames of the fire. An unbelievably horrific situation.

    He was on his cell phone all the way down…

    [...] Jack Gentual, dean of student services at the New Jersey Institute of Technology got a call from his wife Alayne who worked in the tower and was trapped on the 97th floor.

    “She told me smoke was coming in the room, coming through the vents, her breath was laboured … She said to me ‘I’m scared’ and she wasn’t a person who got scared. She said that she loved me and to tell the boys she loved them.” Alayne told her husband that she was going to try to escape to the lower floors and that she would call later.

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    But Gentual never heard from his wife again. Her body was found on the street in front of the building across from hers.

    He wonders if his wife was one of the many who decided to jump. “In some ways it might just be the last elements of control. To be out of the smoke and the heat, to be out in the air…it must have felt like flying.”

    For those who jumped, the fall lasted about ten seconds. The jumpers hit the ground at 240 kilometres a hour. It wasn’t fast enough to cause unconsciousness while falling, but ensured instant death on impact.

    Witnesses there that day say there was a constant stream of jumpers over the next hour and a half. [...]

    This is the documentary about “The Falling Man”…

    This is a story about the search to identify a falling man in one of the photos. People’s reactions to this quest were varied and sometimes extreme. Even if you don’t agree with the way some people reacted, it’s not hard to understand. Everyone deals with the horror in their own way.

    [...] They jumped through windows already broken and then, later, through windows they broke themselves. They jumped to escape the smoke and the fire; they jumped when the ceilings fell and the floors collapsed; they jumped just to breathe once more before they died. They jumped continually, from all four sides of the building, and from all floors above and around the building’s fatal wound.

    They jumped from the offices of Marsh & McLennan, the insurance company; from the offices of Cantor Fitzgerald, the bond-trading company; from Windows on the World, the restaurant on the 106th and 107th floors–the top. For more than an hour and a half, they streamed from the building, one after another, consecutively rather than en masse, as if each individual required the sight of another individual jumping before mustering the courage to jump himself or herself.

    One photograph, taken at a distance, shows people jumping in perfect sequence, like parachutists, forming an arc composed of three plummeting people, evenly spaced. Indeed, there were reports that some tried parachuting, before the force generated by their fall ripped the drapes, the tablecloths, the desperately gathered fabric, from their hands.

    They were all, obviously, very much alive on their way down, and their way down lasted an approximate count of ten seconds. They were all, obviously, not just killed when they landed but destroyed, in body though not, one prays, in soul. [...]

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    The falling man was finally identified as Jonathan Eric Briley, a sound engineer at the Windows of the World Restaurant. He set up electronic and video conferences held at the restaurant.

    This article deals in part with the same identity search story as in the story above this one, but it also has other sections dealing with various reactions by different people. It’s a very contentious issue for many people.

    These are photos with a question that makes a lot of people angry. Reactions to it in the comments section are mixed; some feel that it is needed to “never forget”, and to galvanize our resolve in the WOT.

    Others feel it’s morbid and in bad taste.

    I think it is ALL of those things. Murdering people in terrorist acts is morbid and in the worst possible bad taste. I’d much rather think about other things.

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    Jonathan Eric Briley, the falling man was positively identified by his brother who said “I know my brother’s hands and feet”.  Jonathan Briley’s brother, upon positively identifying him, took one of Jonathan’s shoes with him. He also identified the orange T-shirt Jonathan wore often.

    But ignoring and not dealing with things is precisely what led up to 9-11.

    If we can’t even look at what’s happened, how are we going to stop it from happening again? If we continue living in a 9-10 world, where we just refuse to look at or deal with some things,

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    what will come next?

    If we can’t look at the ugly truth, the whole of it, how are we going to respond to it effectively?

    Another photo that editor’s tried to make disappear was the photo of a woman’s pointing hand.

    Even in its damaged state, one can see that the hand was clearly the hand of someone feminine, and very likely a very graceful and lovely lady.

     

    Where were you on September 11 ?

    Share your memory of that day with us…

    Many choose to celebrate September 11 listening to classical music and sipping tea. It comforts them.

    Some of us need to relive this to ensure that we never forget what we suffered collectively as citizens of this country.

    I choose not to forget or soothe myself. I want to feel everything that goes with this tragedy. Through the years that this page has been up, many submit photos, music and sometimes even t-shirts they were wearing that day.

    Many choose not to forget. If you are one of them, you’re at the right place.

    You do not need to apologize to anyone for feeling like you can’t breath as you watch these videos.

    You and millions of others are still suffering from our broken hearts, still so many years after this tragedy. Allow yourself to feel what happened to us all.

     




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  • Apple Wearables

    Apple’s highly anticipated entry into the world of wearable technology is the Apple Watch, CEO Tim Cook announced on Tuesday.

    The Apple Watch will monitor health and fitness, tracking the wearer’s movement, heartrate and activity with built-in sensors, feeding the information into Apple’s Health app for the iPhone and iPad and allowing review and analysis of the data.

    “This is the most personal device we’ve ever created,” said Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook. “We’ve set up to make the best watch in the world. One that is precise. It’s synced with a universal time standard.”

    It uses a button on the side of the watch – dubbed the “digital crown” by Apple – which turns like a jog dial for adjusting functions including zooming and setting the time – no pinching to zoom required. It also functions as the home button.

    The screen is covered by a curved sapphire glass touchscreen that can differentiate between a tap and a touch, and vibrates with alerts using a haptic feedback component and a speaker.

    The Apple Watch is charged by a wireless, inductive charging pad that magnetically connects to the back of the watch.

    Three editions

    The smartwatch will be available in three versions: the stainless steel Watch, aluminium Watch Sport and 18c gold Apple Watch Edition. Six different straps will also be available, each with a quick-remove clasp.

    All three will rely on a iPhone paired using Bluetooth to sync data, and will be compatible with iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6 and 6 Plus, but the device will not be available until early 2015. The starting price will be $349 in the US.

    Apps, taps and touching

    Several of Apple’s apps will be available on the Watch, including voice-control tool Siri, Messages, Maps as well as information pulled from calendars, email and other iPhone apps.

    Maps will provide walking directions right on your wrist, buzzing for each turn required in the same way Google Maps operates on Google’s Android Wear smartwatches. Siri will be accessible through the side button, as will voice dictation.

    The watch has a quick-reply panel on the face board for messages and suggests text or emoticons for a reply – perhaps for when dictating a reply isn’t appropriate.

    Apple’s new payment tool Apple Pay will also be available on the Apple Watch, allowing users to pay for goods and services in the US using the watch like a contactless credit card.

    Hundreds of third-party apps, including Twitter and Facebook, will also be available, arranged in clusters for easier launching on the smaller screen, zooming in using the digital crown.

    Apple also includes a new communication app called digital touch, which allows users to share taps, small drawings and even their heartbeat with other Apple Watch users.

    The Apple Watch can also control music playing on iPhone or iPad devices around it, as well as storing music locally on the Watch, playing through Bluetooth headphones.

    Health and fitness

    Apple’s focus on fitness extends to the Apple Watch, which can be plugged into the existing iPhone Health app so that fitness data can be shared with third-party apps.

    Two new apps, Fitness and Workout, track different levels of activity. The Fitness records general activity, steps and calories burned throughout the day, similar to fitness trackers currently on the market like the Misfit Shine or Jawbone Up, but also notes how sedentary the wearer has been and encourages them to move throughout the day.

    The Workout app tracks activity for custom workouts, acting like a personal trainer and responding to the wearer’s heartrate and movement.

    Tough competition

    With as much as 70% of the market for smartphones saturated in developed markets, gadget makers have released a slew of smartwatches in the past few years to try and create appetite for a new type of device. In 2013 9.7m wearables, including fitness trackers and smartwatches, were sold worldwide according to data from research firm CCS Insight. That number is expected to reach 22.3m in 2014.

    Earlier this month more than 10 rival smartwatches were released at IFA, Europe’s largest electronics trade show in Berlin, with devices by Samsung, Sony, Asus and Motorola all launching smartwatches – and many running Google’s Android Wear software.

    But wearable technology has struggled to become mainstream, with few convincing use cases and ugly designs for devices failing to convince consumers to replace their wrist watches. Smartwatches have also been shown to have a high rate of abandonment too, with one third of Americans ditching the devices within six months of trying them according to research by Endeavour partners. Many devcies have launched in time for the Christmas market, but the Apple Watch will not launch until 2015.

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  • Alive on South Beach winds up in Homestead, FL – 51

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    By mid-June, the social season in Miami is over. The celebrities are heading out to Ibiza or the Hamptons or some other jet set Mecca. The parties and promotions have almost disappeared, and the locals are exhausted. Some are using this down period to rejuvenate themselves in anticipation of the forthcoming social season in the fall.

    When you have the sun and the sea and the parties and the celebrities almost all year round, where do locals go for a vacation and a change of pace? Stewart and Dena took “Alive on South Beach” on the road in search of an easy, stress free vacation spot close to Miami, yet an area that has enough to see and do to stay occupied … or relax. They found Homestead.

    But first, they went to the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami to see the debut of H20mbre – an on-stage water ballet directed by renowned Broadway choreographer Sergio Trujillo. And before that, they went to events for two very creative people, photographer Henry Perez and artist Anastasia the Great.

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  • NFL forced to face Domestic Violence with Rice video


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    Editor’s note: Mel Robbins is a CNN commentator and legal analyst. She is the founder of Inspire52.com, a news and entertainment site for women, and author of “Stop Saying You’re Fine,” about managing change. She speaks on leadership around the world and in 2014 was named outstanding news talk radio host by the Gracie Awards. Follow her on Twitter @melrobbins. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

    (CNN) — The video showing Ray Rice punching Janay Palmer inside an elevator was released Monday. And everyone should watch it.

    In fact, you should show it to your daughters and your sons, as hard as it is to witness. We already knew that Ray Rice punched his wife and she was knocked unconscious, but when you witness the violence you can no longer turn this “incident” into a tiff between drunk lovers or blame the victim: Janay Palmer. Many people had done just that, and speculated on whether she had provoked Rice.

    The Baltimore Ravens blamed her when they suggested in a tweet that she had played a role in the incident. The tweet, which was taken down on Monday, read: “Janay Rice says she deeply regrets the role that she played the night of the incident.”

    What role was that exactly? Her role as punching bag? Her role lying unconscious? Her role, as this FOX News anchor said after seeing her punched, “in not taking the stairs.”

    Domestic violence usually takes place behind closed doors; that’s because batterers typically hide the abuse. No surprise that Rice didn’t assault her in the lobby but waited until they were alone in the elevator before he punched his wife. Victims are afraid of their batterers, and now that you’ve seen the video, you understand why. I’m sure Palmer was terrified of getting him in trouble with the police or the NFL, but thankfully Ray Rice was wrong: They weren’t alone, the world was watching.

    We were watching as he knocked her cold onto the floor with one punch to her face, causing her to smash into the railing of the elevator and fall lifeless on the ground. We were watching as he dragged her limp body partway out of elevator and dumped her with her skirt up and bum showing to the audience in the lobby. We watch as he appeared to kicked her with his shoes on, perhaps to see if she would wake up.

    And as she regains consciousness, we watch her sit up then flop back down, head between the elevator doors as they are about to close. It is a stranger who kneels down and cradles her. Not only is the punch shocking, but Rice’s complete lack of care, remorse or concern for her as she’s lying unconscious is what sticks out. He’s a batterer and she’s a victim of abuse.

    Opinion: NFL, apologize to women for Ray Rice

    I’m sure he apologized later to her and felt sorry. That’s part of the cycle of abuse: violence then a honeymoon period, only to be followed by violence again. Katie Ray-Jones, president of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Dating Abuse Helpline, has said an abused woman will leave a relationship approximately seven times before she leaves for good because of the psychological damage that batterers inflict.

    There are countless reasons victims recant their stories or stay in an abusive relationship: low self-worth, financial worries, fear, even love. Instead of wondering why a victim stays, the world would do better to focus on punishing the batterer.

     The NFL, faced with new evidence that proves Janay Palmer had no role in this incident, regardless of what she might have said to downplay it, are doing what they should have done after the first video showed her unconscious on a lobby floor and Rice admitted he had assaulted her  The Ravens just released Ray Rice and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him indefinitely.

    It’s sad that it takes a Pennsylvania daily newspaper to remove a child molester from the locker rooms of Penn State and TMZ Sports to remove an admitted batterer from their ranks. The NFL completely screwed this up from the beginning by interviewing Janay Rice with her batterer present and not using common sense and seeking the full video to begin with.

    The victim blaming has to end and the world must learn a lesson for the sake of all victims of domestic abuse. NFL officials knew what he did, but it was only when they had to watch it that they did the right thing.

    Janay, wherever you are, and despite what some will say, you need to know you have done nothing wrong. You are a victim. And when Ray Rice made the choice to punch you, he made a choice that will forever determine his fate.

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  • Hot Toys for Fall 2014 from Wicked Cool Toys

    Cat Paw

    The Friendly Yet Feisty Toy
 Cat Paw features 4 different cat styles to choose from. Each Cat Paw includes 2 realistic sounds and an awesome clawing action! Simply pull the trigger on the handle to activate sound and movement. Once you see one, you have to have them all! Cat Paw is sure to be the life of any party, fill an ordinary day with extraordinary moments, strike up conversations with just about anyone, and guaranteed to deliver endless joy to everyone, even your beloved four-legged family members!

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  • Nueva Revista re-VIVE en Los Angeles

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    CONCEPTO PERIODISTICO UNIVERSAL

    Texto: Armando Batalla

    El día 24 de septiembre, se hará la presentación renovada de la revista Vive, con más de 10 años de vida. Su fundador y presidente Jorge González, informó que será durante la entrega de los Premios Vive 2014, en el Quit Cannon de Montebello, California.

    La revista Vive, bajo la  dirección editorial de Yahulé Valuvi, con más de tres décadas de periodismo activo, tiene un concepto informativo innovador actual y contenido cosmopólita.

    ‘Se trata de darle al lector las herramientas para un diario vivir, en el aspecto personal, espiritual, moda, cocina, sexualidad, salud y bienestar, así como en automotriz, viajes y bienes raíces’, agregó el periodista Valuvi, como se le conoce en el mundo de la comunicación radial, televisiva y escrita.

    Su fundador González, por su parte, confía en que la revista, será del agrado del lector y que con ésta frescura vigente y urbana, tendrá un campo más abierto, para capturar y acapar al comerciante y darle un espacio de mayor proyección, con un contenido profesional y único, en su creación informativa y concepto de diseño de Rosemary Davis.

    ‘Vive, la revista, dará mucho que hablar en la comunidad de Los Angeles y áreas circunvecinas, con la trascendencia de lo que significa perdiodismo moderno y sobre todo, vigente y permanente, sin que el contenido pierda caducidad’, comentó Rocío Juárez, Relaciones Públicas de la empresa Vive Awards.

    Es así como Jorge González, presidente y fundador y su editor y escritor Yahulé Valuvi, ofrecerán un producto de calidad y ética profesional, para servir al estado de California.

    Y para concluir, Jorge González enfatiza: ‘No lo olviden… Vive la revista, con la fuerza de la pasión y profesionalismo, que la empresa ha puesto en su compromiso con la comunidad hispano-parlante… ¡Vive!’…

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