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Symantec Claims That Blogs Spread More Malware Than Porn Websites
2012-05-26 07:30:00
In what seems to be a very strange yet interesting report, Internet Security Company Symantec has listed Blogs and Web Communication tools as being more dangerous than pornography websites. This news is at complete odds with the established belief that the shady folks over at all those pornography websites are always filling up your computer with the bad stuff! Whenever someone’s device or account gets compromised with spam, viruses and trojans, judgements are swiftly made about the person’s nefarious browsing habits! And now, Symantec has potentially turned that notion on its head with this report. The report is called Internet Security Threat Report based on the trends of 2011. It is fairly detailed and this amazing fact comes up when they list the top 10 genre websites that may lead to a higher risk of getting infected with malware and other less desirable things.   Here is the list of the website types that are dangerous: Blogs and Web communication Hosting and pe...
By: WATblog
Former nanny sues Sharon Stone, claims harassment
2012-05-24 02:34:00
A former nanny for Sharon Stone sued the actress Wednesday claiming the Oscar-winner repeatedly insulted her Filipino heritage and fired her after discovering she had been paid overtime.
Pomegranate juice claims deceptive, U.S. rules
2012-05-22 11:10:00
Pomegranate juice has not been proven to be an effective treatment for cancer, heart disease or erectile dysfunction, US regulators said Monday, calling a company's ad claims deceptive.
Suicide bomber kills at least 96 in Yemen; al-Qaida claims responsibility
2012-05-21 14:49:00
On Monday, a suicide bomber posing as a member of the Yemen military killed at least 96 people and wounded hundreds more--most if not all soldiers--in a blast in Sanaa, Yemen's capital. The soldiers were rehearsing for a military parade in Sabeen Square near the presidential palace, Yemeni officials said. According to Agence France-Press, the ...
Leading insurer pays $109M for dog bite claims
2012-05-17 08:17:00
Dog bites man does not get a lot of attention in the news, but it costs insurance companies hundreds of millions in claims every year.
Skechers to pay $40 million over toning shoe claims
2012-05-16 21:00:00
Skechers advertised that its toning shoes would help people lose weight, build muscle and get in shape, claims that will now cost the company $40 million in a settlement with U.S. regulators.
California kayaker claims great white shark rolled him over
2012-05-16 17:59:00
Summer is a little over a month away?and that means shark story season is just around the corner. California got a jump on the perennial wave over the weekend when a kayaker says a 14-foot great white shark flipped and knocked him out of his kayak near the Central California town of Cambria. "I got ...
iPhone 5/6 Design Not Yet Final? [New Report Claims Apple Has Not Finalized
2012-05-12 02:17:00
Now that the Galaxy S III has been officially announced, we?re waiting for the other flagship smartphone of 2012, the sixth-generation iPhone to be unveiled, a handset that will probably turn out to be a best-selling device, just like its predecessors. The new iPhone, currently called the iPhone 5 or ...
Jobless claims fall, trade gap widens
2012-05-10 15:02:00
New claims for unemployment benefits edged down last week, according to government data on Thursday that could ease concerns the labor market was deteriorating after April's weak employment growth.
Suing Author Responds To Hate From Assassin?s Creed Fans [Author Who Claims
2012-05-10 04:17:00
A few weeks ago, we told you about the inventor and novelist who was suing Ubisoft, claiming that the company stole ideas from his book to form the basis of the plot for the Assassin?s Creed games. Gamers didn?t take too kindly to that lawsuit, and responded negatively on Amazon ...
Chipper Jones denies Moyer?s sign stealing claims (Yahoo! Sports)
2012-05-07 03:01:00
DENVER (AP) Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is still fuming over claims by Colorado pitcher Jamie Moyer that he was stealing signs.
U.S. News ? US claims ?unprecedented? success in test for new fuel source
2012-05-06 11:33:00
Could the future of cleaner fossil fuel really be frozen crystals now trapped in ocean sediments and under permafrost? Backed by an oil industry giant, the Obama administration recently tested a drilling technique in Alaska’s Arctic that it says might …Read more »
Jobless claims post biggest drop in 12 months
2012-05-03 14:32:00
New claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, according to a government report on Thursday that could ease fears the labor market recovery was stalling.
Jobless claims suggest stumbling labor recovery
2012-04-26 18:16:00
The number of Americans lining up for new jobless benefits fell only slightly last week, the latest sign of a weaker pace of healing in the still-struggling labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped by 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 388,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
Retired Illinois couple claims share of $656 Mega Millions jackpot
2012-04-18 17:46:00
A retired couple from southern Illinois has claimed the third and final ticket from last month's $656 million Mega Millions jackpot. Merle and Patricia Butler appeared at a ceremony Wednesday morning in their hometown of Red Bud with Illinois Lottery officials. It was announced that the Butler's chose to take a lump sum payment of ...
ROMNEY LIES: Claims John Kerry Released 2 Years Of Tax Returns But Kerry Ac
2012-04-18 02:49:00
Think Progress By Judd Legum on Apr 17, 2012 at 6:15 pm In a CNBC interview with Larry Kudlow to air later tonight, Mitt Romney defends his decision to release only two years of tax returns ? both filed after he decided to run for President ? by claiming that 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry ...
By: Suzie-Q
Yellow Mama claims her first victim in AL
2012-04-17 07:00:00
“Some time between 1 o’clock and daybreak, Horace Devaughn will be led into the death chamber to pay the penalty for the murder of A.B. Moore and Mrs. Ruby Thornton in Birmingham last January,” reported The St. Petersburg Times on April 5, 1927. Three days later Devaughn, a black man, was executed at Kilby Prison, ... You Might Also Like: I love little Willie, I do.
Norway killer admits massacre, claims self-defense
2012-04-16 12:44:00
A right-wing fanatic admitted Monday to unleashing a bomb-and-shooting massacre that killed 77 people in Norway but pleaded not guilty to criminal charges, saying he was acting in self-defense.
Maryland Mega Millions winner claims share of record jackpot
2012-04-10 01:25:00
The second of three people who'll share a record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot has claimed a piece of the prize and has chosen to remain anonymous.
April 6, 1909: Peary Claims North Pole, But Is the Claim Legit?
2012-04-06 16:17:00
From Wired Top Stories: April 6, 1909: Peary claims that he's first to reach the North Pole. Read the whole article
What is Small Claims court like?
2012-04-04 08:47:00
After 20 years of being a landlord, I finally got a deadbeat tenant who moved out with 4 months of rent owed. I never attempted evict because she is a recently divorced, single mother, and she seemed like an honest person when she first moved in.Also she moved out in the middle of the month before the lease was up but I agreed that she could move out but required her to pay for the full month although nothing is mentioned about this on the lease. Should I charge her for the full month or prorate when I fill out the small claims amount?I have never been to small claims court and don't know what to expect. Could someone please explains what happens and what it is like? Also what are the chances that I will lose the judgement? The tenant actually has a higher annual gross income than I do.
What amount to request in small claims court?
2012-04-02 17:59:00
I plan on suing my former tenants for unpaid rent in small claims court here in MA.I was wondering if I am entitled to more money than just the rent itself. For example, can I charge interest rates or get compensation for wasted time and stress? If so, how would I determine these amounts?
Car Insurance and Your Claims: They MUST Pay!
2012-04-02 00:30:00
To further complicate matters, even if a loss is covered, the policy most likely includes a deductible as well as coverage limits. Depending on the nature of the loss, multiple insurance companies may be involved. For example, if a storm strikes and you have both wind and flood damage, you may have to file a ...
China To Reinforce Territorial Claims in South China Sea, Despite Oppositio
2012-03-29 11:09:00
As China is in the midst of several maritime disputes with its neighbors, the country has announced that it is currently mapping the South China Sea (SCS) with the intended goal of oil and gas exploration, as well as to …Read more »
An Israel company by the name of Thrombotech claims to have...
2012-03-28 15:31:00
An Israel company by the name of Thrombotech claims to have improved a drug used by doctors to help save stroke victims lives. Rather than venture into the complicated and historically unsuccessful realm of trying to develop new neuro-protectant drugs, Thrombotech devised a technology to make the existing stroke treatment, tPA, more potent and effective. The synthetic peptide, dubbed THR-18, came out of research at the Hadassah-Ein Karem Medical Center carried out by Arab-Israeli Prof. Abdel-Raouf Hijazi. THR-18 binds with tPA, giving the clot-buster more firepower and increasing the time window during which tPA can be effective, from three hours to nine hours. Pre-clinical studies suggest that THR-18 significantly reduces the dangerous potential side effects of tPA, too. (Israel 21st Century) The company is attempting to begin clinical trials within Israel, the US and Europe although it will not be available to the masses until 2017 at the very earliest.
By: IsraGood
Gold Dust Lounge: San Francisco Bar Loses Credibility With Wild Claims
2012-03-01 00:30:00
San Francisco, CA – The Gold Dust Lounge owners must be drinking too much of their own liquor. This past week the two brothers, James and Tasios Bovis, who hold the lease on the drinking establishment in San Francisco?s Union Square, turned to attorney Joe Cotchett to file a lawsuit to prevent them from being (Read More...)
David Gest Claims Whitney Houston & Michael Jackson Were Once ?In Love?
2012-02-22 06:50:00
David Gest (who is most famous for his marriage to Liza Minnelli….so take this story with a grain of salt), claims that Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson were once “very much in love.” Gest, who was close with both of the singers, said,”She really loved Michael and he adored her. Michael told me they once ...
On budget, Paul Ryan is the adult Barack Obama claims to be
2012-02-18 00:18:00
Well before Memorial Day, the Obama administration will achieve a dubious distinction, having accumulated more debt in those 40 months than George W. Bush accumulated in 96. With the Treasury Secretary acknowledging yesterday that his team (i.e., the administration) doesn’t have a “definitive solution” to the nation’s growing debt problem, we now know that they’re ...
Jobless Claims At Lowest Since Obama Took Office
2012-02-16 18:16:00
Thursday, February 16, 2012 9:28 EST Raw Story By- David Ferguson The number of people seeking unemployment benefits has fallen to its lowest since March of 2008, the Associated Press reported Thursday morning. The national economy added 243,000 jobs in January, lowering the employment rate to 8.3 percent, according to the Department of Labor. A ...
By: Suzie-Q
Fewer Jobless Claims Suggests Higher Home Prices Ahead
2012-02-14 14:45:00
Economists believe the strength of the 2012 housing market will be closely tied to jobs. If they're right, the housing market is ripe for a boost.
iOS Apps More Unstable Than Android Ones, Claims Study
2012-02-07 08:37:00
The battle between the mobile operating systems is getting interesting. There are only two of them at the top, iOS and Android. Many an article and blog post have tried to explain why one is better than the other. iOS is currently at 5.0.1 and Android is at 4.0.3 in terms of version numbers and both bring roughly the same features to the table. Android has introduced some new features like Bump and Face Recognition with Ice Cream Sandwich. According to many developers iOS is a closed system in terms of modding, customizing and hacking whereas Android is open. Both these approaches are unique and have their own benefits although iOS has been said to have the best apps and consistent user experience in its ecosystem. According to a latest study by mobile application monitoring company Crittercism, iOS apps crash much more often than Android apps which is a surprising thing. Apparently, more applications are crashing specifically in iOS 5.0.1 amounting to as much as 28.64% as compa...
By: WATblog
Iran's Flying Saucer Downed U.S. Drone, Engineer Claims
2012-01-10 19:35:00
From Wired Top Stories: "We have no comment on this individual's claims," George Little, the Pentagon's chief spokesman, says. "but tell him the Secretary would like his lightsaber back." Read the whole article
Today in ludicrous NOM claims: Single largest denomination in U.S. faces th
2012-01-06 19:00:00
NOM's Cultural Director and head of their "Next Gen" project, Thomas Peters, tweets the following about NOM's beloved, Catholic candidate: Uh huh, because you all remember that time the gays spoke up en masse and said we were going to...
Eric Holder Claims Racism Responsible for Fast and Furious Criticism
2011-12-19 21:37:00
Eric Holder Claims Racism Responsible for Fast and Furious Criticism Buried in a recent New York Times profile of Attorney General Eric Holder is this revealing tidbit: But Mr. Holder contended that many of his other critics ? not only … Continue reading →
Free eBook on Claims based Identity and Access Control
2011-12-16 04:55:00
Starts with discussing basics of claims based identity and moves to advanced topics. Following industry standards are discussed : Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) Security Association Management Protocol (SAMP) and Internet Security Association and Key Management...
Miley Cyrus Claims Her Boobs Are All Natural On Twitter
2011-12-14 19:27:00
Controversial former Disney star, Miley Cyrus, took to her Twitter to slam the rumors she underwent a breast augmentation procedure after she flaunted her ?babies? in all their glory on the red carpet of the 2011 CNN Heroes Tribute over the weekend. Miley Cyrus Sexy In Lingerie & Red Hot Heels Leaked Photos Miley tweeted, ...
Chevron Ecuador: Enviromental Scientist Ignores Data, Makes Up New Claims
2011-12-12 19:19:00
Lost in the flurry of lawsuits around the matter of Chevron oil production operations in Ecuador until 1992, – including Ecuador’s claim that Chevron did not clean up the land, and Chevron’s counter that it not only did clean up the land used, but that Ecuador’s state-run oil company Petroecuador took over the pits and (Read More...)
Kris Humphries Files for Annulment, Claims Fraud
2011-12-01 04:00:00
After only 72 days of marriage, Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from her hubby Kris Humphries. Now, the NBA star is seeking an annulment from the Kourtney & Kim Take New York star based on fraud. Kim Kardashian Pays To Keep Kris Humphries? Engagement Ring “There’s a clear conflict if one spouse is seeking a ...
It's Time to Respect the Fame Requirement for Dilution Claims
2011-11-30 05:42:00
This is becoming a pet peeve of mine. Actually, it?s more than a pet peeve. I think it?s a Rule 11 violation: pleading dilution as a cause of action when the mark at issue isn?t even colorably famous. When the Trademark Dilution Revision Act was enacted, on October 6, 2006, Congress set a high standard for the amount of fame a mark must have before its owner can benefit from the super-trademark protection the dilution statute provides. It states: ?a mark is famous if it is widely recognized by the general consuming public of the United States as a designation of source of the goods or services of the mark?s owner.? See 15 U.S.C. 1125(c)(2)(A). In other words, it needs to be a household name.
Ginger White Claims 13-Year Sexual Affair with Presidential Candidate Herma
2011-11-28 23:30:00
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has a new twist to his Casanova-like campaign with alleged mistress Ginger White, from Atlanta, coming forward with the allegations of a 13-year affair according to Fox 5 Atlanta. Cain’s campaign has been dogged by claims of sexualharassmentwhile he was in charge of the National Restaurant Association. Cain has denied ...
Why Are Payment Protection Insurance Claims Often Rejected?
2011-11-27 21:58:00
Payment protection insurance is an extremely good idea in theory. However, in practice, many people are let down by their payment protection insurance, leaving them in debt without a lifeline. Why does this happen and how you can ensure that your insurance will be there when you need it most? Payment protection insurance is a relatively ...
Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Invites Fraudulent Claims
2011-11-17 14:33:00
Cut to the chase: SOPA will invite fraudulent piracy claims and cost America millions in legal bills. The hot news of the day is the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), or a bill that has not become law, and called H.R.3261. SOPA was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011 (Read More...)
So, Obama claims God backs his jobs plan?!?
2011-11-03 19:28:00
“Imagine,” our reader ILoveCapitalism wrote about the Occupy Movement’s “victory” in shutting down Oakland’s port, “what the coverage of the Tea Party would have been like, if they had shut down a port.” Another headline today also invite us to imagine how the media might cover some remarks of the incumbent president had his predecessor ...
Real World?s Tonya Cooley Claims Sexual Assault By Castmates
2011-10-30 14:59:00
?The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins? star, Tonya Cooley, accused some of her male co-stars of sexually abuse in a new lawsuit against MTV, Bunim/Murray Productions, and male cast members, Kenneth Santucci and Evan Starkman. “Real World” Star Kevin Dunn Arrested For DUI (Mugshot) Tonya claims the production offered them large quantities of alcohol ...
Sai Baba of Shirdi: Sathya Sai Baba?s Tall Claims (Part 1)
2011-10-05 09:52:00
A few days back, Robert Priddy posted about Sathya Sai Baba's claims to have incarnated the major Indian saint Shirdi Sai Baba. See: Shirdi Sai stated ?I am not God?, while Sathya misrepresented him For those interested in looking at a few of the issues involved in such spectacular claims, I shall, in the next few days, further give some comments and links. On his way to becoming his own notion of Avatar of all Avatars, did Sathya Sai Baba truly believe that he had incarnated in the 19th century in the north-west Indian state of Maharashtra? Or was he shrewdly aware of practising a deception? My own guess is that, like others who have extraordinary inner experiences, he may have been in the grip of very powerful aspects of mind - especially the right brain - of which we understand far too little. In certain unusual states of mind, an individual believes that extraordinary, real-seeming experiences are actually God's voice speaking out of a burning bush to Moses. Actually, Al...
Fabolous Dismisses Ray J Fight Claims
2011-09-20 09:00:00
The internet has been buzzing with the claim that RnB singer Ray J beat rapper Fabolous in Las Vegas after the controversial Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs Victor Ortiz fight. The singer was more or less on a promotional tour where he gave several interviews about the smack-down. Fabolous who was silent the whole day has ...Fabolous Dismisses Ray J Fight Claims is a post from: MWZA.com
Alicia Keys and Swiss Beatz Laughed Off Christina Elizabeth Cheating Claims
2011-09-15 07:54:00
With rumors flying around that mega producer Swiss Beatz also known as Kasseem Dean is cheating on his new wife RnB singer and song writer Alicia Keys, it appears that the duo has gone out of their way to post pictures of themselves on Twitter where they display their perfect romance during the rapper’s birthday. ...Alicia Keys and Swiss Beatz Laughed Off Christina Elizabeth Cheating Claims is a post from: MWZA.com
David Starkey Claims Rioting Fuelled By Culture Revering Study Of History O
2011-08-13 20:40:00
In a controversial interview, constitutional historian David Starkey has provoked outrage by claiming that the recent riots were not in fact protests but where a result of the oppression and ostracising of white scholarly historians from mainstream culture. ?We were showing authority that we can do whatever we like. If we want to write hefty tomes after studying the Wives of Henry VIII then we will,? said Starkey yesterday. ?These riots will keep happening until the government does something for us, say by increasing research funding into Tudor history.? Mr Starkey was speaking during an interview in which he defended the mass looting and lawlessness that appears to have been perpetrated by groups of masked historians and economists as they smashed the windows of Waterstones, Foyles and antiques shops everywhere. ?It was terrible, they just charged in and took everything I had on Queen Elizabeth I, everything was gone,? said a specialist bookshop owner in Eltham. ?They screamed a...
Louis Walsh Angered Over Claims He Spotted Talent In Dublin Night-Club
2011-06-25 21:18:00
End-of-the-pier summer show regular, Louis Walsh, was said to be angered today at allegations that he may have reached out and grabbed some 24 year old talent in a Dublin night-club.?Louis is devastated at the idea that he is being accused of being a talent spotter,? said pal Padraig O?Billingsworth. ?He is vigorously denying the allegations and has plenty of evidence to support him.?Eyewitnesses say that Walsh first came to public notice as the handler of a troupe of performing freaks with learning difficulties that he had created in the secret laboratory on his island hideaway, known only as Ireland.?The first batch Louis made had very poor co-ordination and were basically mute, having not learned how to sing, ? said O?Billingsworth. ?Or how to wear a shirt.?After more refinements in his Ireland lair, the proudly heterosexual band found fame under the macho-sounding name of ?Boyzone?. The fact that all five members came from Dublin is a key piece of evidence against Walsh ever mak...
Beware the False Claims Act
2011-06-06 20:35:00
By: Edward T. DeLisle Pursuant to the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (CDA), every claim on a federal construction project that is in excess of $100,000 must be certified. The reasoning behind this policy is simple: the government wants to discourage the submission of questionable and/or inflated claims. As such, for each claim in excess of the threshold amount, a contractor must append the following language to its claim: I certify that the claim is made in good faith; that the supporting data are accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief; that the amount requested accurately reflects the contract adjustment for which the Contractor believes the Government is liable; and that I am duly authorized to certify the claim on behalf of the Contractor. If a contractor submits a claim that it has reason to believe runs afoul of this affirmation, it is subject to a variety of penalties. Those set forth in the False Claims Act (FCA) are the most daunting and represent tho...
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