This hour in the news:

  • UCLan lecturer Bill is ‘happy not to be famous,’ as he works with celebrity names 28 Jul 2017 16:47 Preston Today Whilst Bill McCoid has spent half of his career chasing fame, he has never wanted to be famous himself. He admits: “I’m happy not to be famous. Fame is something you have to deal with and it is not what people imagine it to be. Some deal with it very well …
  • 52 Biggest Pop Culture Conspiracy Theories of All Time 28 Jul 2017 16:44 Cosmopolitan 1 of 52 Beyoncé Faked Her Pregnancy Speculation about Beyoncé’s 2011 pregnancy began the second she announced she was with child at the VMAs that year. There were rumors that the Carters were using a surrogate, but things peaked when Bey appeared in an …
  • The boundary-pushing fiction of Sean McDonald and his new FSG imprint, MCD 28 Jul 2017 16:42 Sandiegouniontribune The publishing industry is notoriously slow to embrace change — that is until change, amped up on sales and critical buzz, kicks the door in. In 2014, Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy (“Annihilation,” “Authority” and “Acceptance”), released in a …
  • Beware of your ‘news diet’ 28 Jul 2017 16:30 The Nassau Guardian D. PAUL REILLY Published: Jul 28, 2017 I guess that the title of today’s article, beware of your “news diet’’ may indeed be a bit puzzling to many, and understandably so. Well let me explain it like this — I had the good fortune over the years to be …
  • Nine Sci-Fi And Fantasy Authors Who Will Blow Your Mind 28 Jul 2017 16:21 The Huffington Post I’m a fantasy/sci-fi nerd. As a kid I wanted to be a wizard, a mad scientist, or ideally both. That’s part of why I love being a fitness coach- by curing my caffeine addiction, tinkering with my workouts, or experimenting with mind-reading meditation …
  • Earnings Review and Free Research Report: Moody’s Q2 Adjusted EPS Rose 16% Y-o-Y; Raised Guidance 28 Jul 2017 16:02 Marketersmedia Research Desk Line-up: TransUnion Post Earnings Coverage LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / July 28, 2017 / Pro-Trader Daily has just published a free post-earnings coverage on Moody's Corp. (NYSE: MCO), which can be viewed by registering at http …
  • Editor Sean McDonald publishes boundary-pushing fiction under his innovative new imprint, MCD 28 Jul 2017 15:56 Los Angeles Times The publishing industry is notoriously slow to embrace change — that is until change, amped up on sales and critical buzz, kicks the door in. In 2014, Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy (“Annihilation,” “Authority” and “Acceptance”), released in a …
  • 10 Secrets to Making Money While You Sleep 28 Jul 2017 15:53 Entrepreneur Now more than ever, people are looking for new ways to make money 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without the need to remain stationed at a desk. But, these new passive ways of earning money do require you to invest a small amount of time automating …
  • Bend, OR Author Publishes Exercise Book 28 Jul 2017 15:48 PR Leap (PRLEAP.COM) July 28, 2017 - Exercising Between the Sheets, a new book by Don Senecal, has been released by RoseDog Books. This book was specifically created to benefit those with physical disabilities and challenges such as age, weight, and …
  • Creating a Culture of Development in Jamaica 28 Jul 2017 15:44 Caribbean Journal  And what Jamaica can learn from Antigua and Barbuda By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor Every time we come around to this time of the year — when we debate the budget, I swear that the arguments for and against are the same. The same arguments may not come …
  • The Rise of Sivagami 28 Jul 2017 15:42 The Times of India This book is a spin-off from the phenomenonally successful south Indian film series of 'Baahubali'. And what a worthy companion piece it makes. It's certainly an unusual and interesting idea. While mythological fiction is growing by leaps and …
  • Join author for signing 28 Jul 2017 15:36 Camarillo Acorn Local author Wade Boteler hops over to Ventura’s Bank of Books on Sat., Aug. 5 to sign copies of his new children’s book about a trumpet-playing rabbit. “The Musical Quest of Harrison Hare,” released in March, tells the tale of a young bunny who sets out …
  • Elephant Country Blog 5: Behind the Scenes at Mushara 28 Jul 2017 15:17 National Geographic Every field season has its idiosyncrasies and challenges. This year, nature kept Tim particularly busy maintaining technology in order to keep the camp safe and operational, starting with a humane catch-and-release program for the inordinate number of …
  • Self-published archaeological thriller takes £20,000 Amazon award 28 Jul 2017 15:04 The Guardian The writer David Leadbeater has struck gold with his self-published archaeological thriller, The Relic Hunters, scooping up the first Amazon Kindle Storyteller award. Leadbeater pronounced it “a dream come true” to win the £20,000 award, which is open to …
  • Lost My Name becomes 'Wonderbly' 28 Jul 2017 15:01 theBookseller.com Publishing start-up Lost My Name has changed its name to Wonderbly.  The 2012-founded company, which makes personalised books for the children's market, said it has opted for a different brand to better reflect the range of books it is publishing. …
  • What happened to all the video games based on movies? 28 Jul 2017 14:59 New Statesman In uncertain times, fiction can be better at politics than politicians. Here, in part one of our guide to political novels, New Statesman friends and contributors share the books that make sense of the world. Stephen King All the King’s Men (1946) by …
  • Literary hangouts 28 Jul 2017 14:57 The Australian EXPERIENCE: The best literary hangout is really anywhere books are being read, be it one of Australia’s great independent retailers (and I’ve chosen some of my favourites below) or a train carriage a long way between stops. I love an environment that …
  • Poet lives on in fond memoir 28 Jul 2017 14:53 The Australian Big questions lie at the heart of The Green Bell. What is love? Madness? Poetry? Are there boundaries? The focus is on Paula Keogh’s intense relationship with poet Michael Dransfield when they meet in M Ward, the psychiatric ward of Canberra Community …
  • Pages of the past 28 Jul 2017 14:51 The Australian A PAIR OF RAGGED CLAWS: I’ve been thinking a lot lately about revisiting books that were important to me in my youth. This is partly to see if the words still stand up, and for that reason there are a couple I’ve not yet dared put at risk, such as Kurt …
  • No hiding place 28 Jul 2017 14:49 The Australian Family histories have become the hottest thing in recent years — eclipsed in popularity in the online space only by gardening and pornography, or so it’s said — but they carry a special weight for indigenous Australia. There they’re not just a hobby. They …
  • Armed and dangerous 28 Jul 2017 14:49 The Australian I am a sucker for boot-camp training stories in all their heartbreak, bastardry and triumph. The first half of Stanley Kubrick’s movie Full Metal Jacket is almost perfect, only improved by the knowledge that R. Lee Ermey as the senior drill instructor was …
  • Five new books to add to your summer reading list 28 Jul 2017 14:47 The Star Here are a few worthy contenders for your backpack or tablet for a weekend getaway. So Much Love, Rebecca Rosenblum Catherine Reindeer, waitress and college student, disappeared months ago from the parking lot of the restaurant where she works in the …
  • Madcap 'Sit-Com' From Peter Pan's Creator Finally Sees The Light Of Day 28 Jul 2017 14:43 NPR J.M. Barrie, at work at his desk in an undated photograph. Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Getty Images J.M. Barrie, at work at his desk in an undated photograph. Getty Images It has been 80 years since J.M. Barrie died. It has been even longer …
  • How the publishing industry is addressing the need for diversity 28 Jul 2017 14:31 Globe and Mail In Judy Blume’s 1970 young adult novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret., the protagonist Margaret Simon, on a personal spiritual quest, attends a Rosh Hashanah service at a synagogue. Reading Blume’s novels as a teen, Toronto writer S.K. Ali, the …
  • The Bizarre Story Behind The Ousting Of Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif 28 Jul 2017 14:26 Huffington Post A humble typeface appears to have unexpectedly played a massive part in forcing Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign. The bizarre twist in the tale of the corruption charges brought against the leader by Pakistan’s Supreme Court comes from the …
  • Redefining libraries 28 Jul 2017 14:17 Cebu Daily News After an eight-day work trip to China and a 1.5-day volunteer work in Dumaguete, my happy feet continued the work that they do best: travel and explore. On a Friday night, I flew from Dumaguete to Manila to participate in the 2nd Philippine Children’s …
  • Using Numbers To Comprehend And Control Human Behavior 28 Jul 2017 14:10 WBAA Since the Enlightenment, champions of progress have urged us to break free of the chains of tradition. Just because "we've always done it this way," is no reason to keep doing it this way. It is irrational, it is dumb, indeed, it is …
  • Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA) Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript 28 Jul 2017 14:09 Seeking Alpha Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NYSE:BBVA) Q2 2017 Earnings Call July 27, 2017 12:00 pm ET Executives Gloria Couceiro - Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA D. Carlos Torres Vila - Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA Jaime Sáenz de Tejada - Banco Bilbao …
  • Bank Of America And JPMorgan: Comparing Financial Ratios 28 Jul 2017 14:09 Seeking Alpha In this article, we'll compare and analyze the financial ratios of Bank of America Corporation (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) following their earnings reports for Q2. I chose to compare these two banks because both banks have similar loan …
  • One by One: Welcoming Singles into Your Church 28 Jul 2017 14:06 Crosswalk.com My BreakPoint colleague, Gina Dalfonzo, was chatting with a pleasant woman in the ladies’ room at her church. The woman asked Gina, “Do you have any children?” “No,” Gina replied. “I’m not married.” There was, Gina says, “a sudden, awkward silence.” It’s …

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