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Nov262013

Obama: I?m ?not A Particularly Ideological Person?









"The president said we cannot separate the recommendations of the loya website jirga from the BSA now we cannot pick and choose. All those recommendations have to be taken seriously." He was referring to all 31 recommendations issued by the loya jirga on Sunday, the main one being that the Afghan president should sign the agreement within one month. Nearly all 50 committees of the jirga recommended Kim Kardashian that deadline. The other recommendations, from various committees, ran the gamut from allowing Afghan observers to attend American military trials to banning Christian religious observances on American military bases. Another recommendation was for an American military base in the remote province of Bamian, the most peaceful web link place in the country.
More: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Obamas-visiting-security-adviser-tells-Karzai-to-sign-agreement/articleshow/26404789.cms










It was widely praised in Iran and the region. Israel, however, has argued that a partial deal is a bad deal and that easing sanctions, even temporarily, decreases the leverage that the United States and others have over Iran. Obama said that if Tehran follows through on its part of the pact, it would chip away at years of mistrust between the two countries. To his critics, Obama was especially direct. "Huge challenges remain, but we cannot close the door on diplomacy, and we cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems. We cannot commit ourselves to an endless cycle of conflict," he said. "Tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it's not the right thing for our security." SKEPTICISM IN CONGRESS Obama is in the middle of a three-day western swing to raise money for the Democratic Party while promoting his policy priorities on the economy.
More: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/26/uk-iran-nuclear-obama-idUKBRE9AP08V20131126?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews








You have a power to stop deportation for all undocumented immigrants in this country, Hong shouted. Actually, I dont, Obama responded. And thats why were here. Now, what you need to know, when Im speaking as president of the United States, and I come to this community, is that, in fact, if I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress, then Kim Kardashian I would do so, Obama said in resposnse. But were also a nation of laws. Thats part of our tradition.
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1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of Barack Obama David Jackson, USA TODAY 6:40 a.m. EST November 26, 2013 President Obama (Photo: Nick Ut, Associated Press) Tags Hollywood SHARE 3 CONNECT 27 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE President Obama wraps up his three-day West Coast trip on Monday, raising money and talking about the economy in Los Angeles. In the morning, California time, Obama attends a Democratic National Committee fundraiser; the event is closed to the press. Earlier this week, Obama raised money in Seattle and San Francisco in preparation for the 2014 congressional elections. Later, Obama visits with members of one of L.A.'s top industries, the movies.
More: http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/11/26/obama-los-angeles-dreamworks/3741181/








The biggest barrier and impediment we have right now is the Congress, and in particular the House of Representatives, that is not focused on getting the job done for the American people and is a lot more focused on trying to position themselves for the next election, Obama told about 60 wealthy supporters at a fundraising dinner outside of Seattle. Obamas comments came during an event for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee inside the sprawling contemporary Medina home of former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley. Tickets cost up to $16,200 per person or $32,400 per couple, with money going toward helping Democrats reclaim the House majority in 2014. Obama described himself not a particularly ideological person, saying he is passionate about his values but is practical about how to achieve them. He attacked House Republicans for being what he considered overly partisan. More than anything, what were looking for is not the defeat of another party, Obama said. What were looking for is the advancement of ideas.
More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/11/25/obama-says-house-republicans-are-biggest-barrier-to-progress/




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Nov262013

Netherlands 2-2 Japan: World Cup Hopefuls Share Spoils









A special press conference was held today at the AvrosTros's Wisseloord studios, in Hilversumin order to officially reveal the names of the 2014 Dutch Eurovision representatives. Ilse DeLange and Waylon will participate as duo as The Common Linnets, the joint project that they have been working on together in secret. Both DeLange and Waylon are well known in The Netherlands . Ilse is among one of the most sought more? info? after singers in The Netherlands today, enjoying fame and recognition. Ilse's songs have enjoyed major success on home soil, her singles So IncredibleandMiracle, have charted high in the Dutch charts. Ilse DeLange is currently one of the judges in the popular tv show The Voice of Holland aired on private Dutch television channel RTL 4.
More: http://www.esctoday.com/71254/netherlands-ilse-delange-copenhagen/







The Netherlands: Ilse DeLange to Copenhagen




- - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA ; TASE: TEVA ) and Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq:MYL) today announced that certain of their affiliates have agreed to settle and dismiss pending patent litigation involving Copaxone in the UK, Netherlands and France relating to non-infringement and the validity of European Patent 0,762,888, which expires in May 2015. Teva said that the terms of the settlement are confidential. The company added that to date no European court has issued a decision invalidating the Copaxone patent, which remains intact in the EU until May 2015 and that there are currently no validity challenges in Europe in respect of the Copaxone patent. Teva also stressed that it retains all rights to enforce its patent in the UK, Netherlands and France relating to Copaxone, including against other third parties. However, earlier this month the US Supreme Court rejected Tevas motion to put a lower court ruling on hold while it decides on the appeal that Teva has submitted.
More: http://jewishbusinessnews.com/2013/11/25/teva-and-mylan-settle-copaxone-patent-litigation-in-france-the-uk-and-the-netherlands/







The Future of the Soups Market in the Netherlands to 2017 - New Report Available




- This report provides authoritative and granular data on the Soups market in the Netherlands and, in doing so fills the gaps in marketers' understanding of trends and the components of change behind them. - Based upon extensive primary and secondary research to provide comprehensive and granular data, this report allows marketers to confidently update their strategic and tactical plans. - Marketers need data on volume and value changes, brand dynamics and distribution trends in order to effectively plan strategies. View Full Report Details and Table of Contents What are the key drivers behind recent market changes? This report examines the components of change in the market by looking at historic and future growth patterns, including the effects of consumers' behavior on total volumes, values, brands selected and types of product chosen. What makes this report unique and essential to read?
More: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/the-future-of-the-soups-market-in-the-netherlands-to-2017-new-report-available-383280.htm








She formed a duo with guitarist Joop Liefland, who introduced her to country music. In 1994 Ilse performed at the Dutch Country Music Awards. Despite positive reviews, nothing happened with her career. She did get in touch with representatives of Warner Music but it took several years of negotiation before Warner Music decided to offer Ilse a contract. In 1996 DeLange joined the popgroup Wij where the http://yutlawbreid.livejournal.com/9600.html group released the single De Oorlog Meegemaakt (Experienced The War). However the single did not chart the Dutch Top 40.
More: http://oikotimes.com/2013/11/25/netherlands-2014-its-a-song-for-two/








His cuisine is creative and full of influences from the world. Three stars mean exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey; two are for excellent cooking, worth a detour; one denotes a very good restaurant in its category. The new winners of a single star include Bridges and Ron Gastrobar, both in Amsterdam. Michelin & Cie , Europes largest tiremaker, produced first guide in 1900. It was free of charge until 1920 and intended for chauffeurs. The volume contained practical information, including street maps and tips on repairing tires. The company is based in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-25/michelin-third-star-for-second-netherlands-restaurant.html










The result extends the Netherlands' unbeaten record to 16 matches, while Japan have stopped the rot after back-to-back defeats. Van der Vaart and Nigel de Jong were among five players brought into the Dutch starting XI following their final World Cup qualifier against Turkey, with striker Robin van Persie having withdrawn from the squad through toe and groin injuries earlier in the week. Shinji Kagawa dropped to the bench in the most notable change for Japan from a 1-0 friendly defeat to click here. Belarus in October. Hotaru Yamaguchi blazed over the crossbar from the edge of the penalty area early on as Japan looked to gain an early advantage. Yet it was the Netherlands which opened the scoring in the 12th minute as Van der Vaart capitalized on a dreadful Atsuto Uchida header to break clear of the Japanese defense and chip over goalkeeper Shusaku Nishikawa. Jeremain Lens prodded just wide of the left post in the 23rd minute, drawing a last-ditch challenge from Uchida, before Robben forced a diving save from Nishikawa with an effort from 18 yards. The Bayern Munich winger had better luck from similar range after 39 minutes as Robben curled in a wonderful left-footed strike to hand the Netherlands a comfortable lead.
More: http://www.goal.com/en-us/match/124742/netherlands-vs-japan/report




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Nov232013

Japan?s Topix Index Snaps Two-day Loss On Yen, Gpif









Aeon has said the IPO was designed to capitalize on the recovery in Japan's property market and secure funds for expansion. It's the first of its kind in Japan, because it contains exposure to overseas assets, including 16 assets in Japan and one in Malaysia. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images Aeon shopping center CEO and President of Aeon REIT Management Kenji external link Kawahara told CNBC that more.. there were plans to further expand the overseas exposure within the REIT offering. "In 2014 and 2015, Aeon's shopping centers in ASEAN and China will come on board. Once those properties have built a track record in 2016 and 2017, we will start incorporating more overseas properties," he said, adding that the firm was looking to buy properties in Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam.
More: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101220010









Japan: India?s National Interests ? Analysis




"China will never allow (anyone) to cause chaos and incidents on our home's doorstep and will never accept China's process of development from being disturbed and interrupted again," Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on the foreign ministry's website. Wang reiterated China's stance that it promotes the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, the solution of problems through dialogue and safeguards to peace and stability in the region. "The current difficult situation in Sino-Japanese relations has been triggered and caused by Japan," Wang said in what the foreign ministry called a "special report" on China's path of peaceful development. His remarks underscore the severe strain in Sino-Japanese ties caused by a dispute over tiny islands in the East China Sea believed to be surrounded by energy-rich waters. View gallery." North Korean leader Kim Jong Un applauds during the second meeting of security personnel of the Kore Relations have also been overshadowed by what China calls Japan's refusal to admit to World War Two-era atrocities committed by its soldiers in China between 1931 and 1945. "Japan should face up to reality, be cautious in its language and prudent in its actions, and refrain from doing things that undermine China's sovereignty and interests," Wang said.
More: http://news.yahoo.com/china-warns-north-korea-blames-japan-tension-123924142.html








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More: http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/19/politics/caroline-kennedy-jfk-japan/index.html








Strengthening the Strategic Partnership Since August 2000, strategic cooperation between the two countries has been on the fast track. In the military sphere, both are striving to increase exchanges between the naval forcesso that they would be combined into a single harmonious system, as stated by Abe. A very important step in strengthening strategic cooperation was the introduction of the 2+2 mechanism (involving defence foreign affairs ministers). Their shared interests in protecting sea-lanes in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean from non-raditional threats like piracy and drug trafficking make room for cooperation. Another major issue in the sphere of their strategic relationship is the India Japan civil nuclear cooperation deal that has not seen much progress. India is interestedin Japanese civil nuclear technology and wants Japanese companies to assist inbuilding the 18 nuclear power plantsit has planned by 2020.
More: http://www.eurasiareview.com/23112013-japan-indias-national-interests-analysis/








Barclays raised its rating on the stock to overweight from equalweight, while boosting its price target to 830 yen from 540 yen. Mixi Inc., an http://www.kiwibox.com/arronhmua/blog/entry/111188853/source-patriots-have-six-in-for-workouts/?pPage=0 social-networking site operator, surged 22 percent to 1,640 yen, the most since listing in 2006. The companys Monster Strike game moved up the Apple Inc. iTunes app rankings today to become the 25th most popular free game, compared to an average ranking of 46th this month, according to the AppDB website. Just three groups fell among the 33 Topix (TPX) industry sectors today, airlines, developers and utilities. Mitsubishi Estate sank 0.5 percent to 2,837 yen. JPMorgan cut its rating on the stock to neutral from overweight, while Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co.
More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-21/japan-shares-rise-on-yen-after-fed-signals-stimulus-cuts.html




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Nov222013

What Ray J's "i Hit It First" Is Really About








Ray J song leaked "Hit it first" for pregnant Kim Kardashian and Kanye West




Representatives from the county police have denied that there was any misconduct at the scene of Whitney's death, and have also refuted the widely reported news that Weir had suffered any retaliatory harassment or had been punished for his claims. Police Deny That There Was Any Misconduct In The Handling Of Whitney's Body. "It is appropriate for a responding detective sergeant to briefly examine the body upon arriving to a scene like that. At this time we're not aware of any inappropriate behaviour or inappropriate comments," said police spokesman Leonard Hoshino, via the LA Times .
More: http://www.contactmusic.com/article/ray-j-inappropriate-police-comment-whitney-houston-death_3874543








But former Rhodes Scholar Ray J insists that we are wrong and that I Hit It First is not about his sexual escapades with a pre-famous Kim Kardashian at all. If this is the case -- which it most assuredly is given Ray J's record for intellectual and moral decency -- then we must dig deeper and understand what Ray J truly "hit first." A close-reading of the lyrics to I Hit It First yielded a few possibilities. See also: The Ballad of Kim Kardashian and The-Dream: A Speculative Musical "She might move on to rappers and ballplayers/ But we all know I hit it first/ I hop in the club and boppers show love/ And I don't even put in work/ I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it first. I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it first." These introductory lyrics to I Hit It First suggest that Ray J may have been the first (and greatest) player of the late-90's cult-toy-darling, Bop It ! Ray J's reliance on words like "hit," "hop," and "boppers," as well as his claim that he can do it all without "even put[ting] in work" makes the Bop It thesis incredibly persuasive.
More: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2013/04/ray_j_i_hit_it_first_really_about.php








"I had her head goin' north and her ass goin south, but now baby chose to go west," he sings, while the screen flashes highway signs of Oakland, Los Angeles and Chicago. Oakland is situated in Northern California, with L.A. well to the south, but last time we checked, Chicago was well east of Los Angeles, where Ray J resides. But if the singer was actually looking to take a shot at Kanye, then we must say: Mission accomplished. The Bobby Brackins Verse Bobby Brackins has a bright future ahead of him.
More: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1706479/ray-j-i-hit-it-first-video-kim-kardashian.jhtml









Ray J Drops 'I Hit It First' Video, Starring Kim Kardashian's Long Lost Twin




Bobby Brackins - "Hit it First" Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Diss The song link is below Currently Kim Kardashian is in a highly publicized relationship with Kanye West and they are expecting a child together. Her relationship with Ray J started in the early 2000's and in February 2007 while Ray J's career was at a highpoint, a sex tape was leaked featuring Ray J and Kim Kardashian. Afterwards Ray J released a song Sexy Can I ft Yung Berg where he references the sex tape with Kim. The sex tape to this day is still the most popular sex tape to ever come out and the spark of Kim Kardashian's successful career. In listening to"Hit it First" its classic Ray J.
More: http://www.examiner.com/article/ray-j-released-song-hit-it-first-for-pregnant-kim-kardashian-and-kanye




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Nov162013

Portugal Edge Sweden; France Lose









The two nations were scoreless for 80 minutes at the Estadio da Luz, but Ronaldo provided the telling goal when he headed home a cross from Miguel Veloso in the 81st minute. Portugal held on to the narrow lead, seeing out the remaining time to head into Tuesday return leg at the Friends Arena with a one-goal aggregate advantage. Sweden was closest to breaking the deadlock in the opening period when Sebastian Larsson lashed a shot on goal from the top of the box in the 20th minute that forced a brilliant save from Rui Patricio. The visitors came close once again just two minutes later through Kim Kallstrom's expertly taken free kick, which sailed inches wide of the upper corner. Portugal regrouped at halftime and nearly opened the scoring in the 48th minute after a scramble inside the six-yard box saw Helder Postiga fail to forex nod home a delivery from Nani.
More: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/11/15/ronaldo-nods-portugal-ahead-sweden/








Ibrahimovic stated this week that the World Cup needs him more than it does Ronaldo; that would seem a bit strange, as Ronaldo is probably the best known footballer in the game. He is certainly more of a household name than Ibrahimovic and would seem to make the competition more attractive than him as well. That is not to http://www.dailystrength.org/people/3007306/journal/8053809 say that Sweden doesnt play attractive football or that Ibrahimovic is not a wonderful player; it just came off as an egotistical thing to say.Sebastian Larsson, Alexander Kacaniklic and Johan Elmander should help him cause a frail Portugal defense a very hard time. Portugals defense includes Real Madrid duo Pepe and Fabio Coentrao,but seems to be very fragile and could be their eventual undoing. Portugal http://www.dailystrength.org/people/3007308/journal/8080881 are known for their attacking prowess with Nani from Manchester United and Joao Moutinho from AS Monaco joining Ronaldo in attack. Look for them to explode and have a big day in front of their home crowd, as well as in Sweden. They owe it to their fans to get a good result at home and try and close them out next week when the teams travel to Sweden.
More: http://www.rantsports.com/soccer/2013/11/15/portugal-faced-sweden-in-a-critical-wc-showdown/









Portugal 1-0 Sweden: Cristiano Ronaldo goal gives edge in World Cup playoff




Due to this sudden bout of optimism and the generally bullish trend, now appears to be a perfect time for Global X to have the debut for its latest international ETF, this time targeting the market of Portugal (see all visit website the European ETFs here ). Portugal ETF in Focus This will actually mark the first time that an ETF issuer has launched a single country fund targeting the relatively small nation of Portugal. The product will trade under the name of the FTSE Portugal 20 ETFPGAL, and as you might have been able to guess by the name, will hold 20 Portuguese stocks in its basket. This index focuses on the biggest stocks in the nation (or those that primarily derive their revenues from the country), screening by liquidity and weighting by modified free-float market capitalization. For this exposure, the fund will charge investors 61 basis points a year in fees (read Play a Resurgent Europe with These ETFs ). In terms of the ETFs holdings, utilities (26.2%), consumer services (22.9%), and financials (15.5%), dominate the basket.
More: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/global-x-launches-first-portugal-201436965.html








The Real Madrid star dived in to head home Miguel Veloso's 82nd-minute cross to score his 44th international goal and give Portugal a 1-0 lead to defend when they travel to Solna in four days time. Ronaldo has been in scintillating form this season and notched his 28th goal of the season for club and country as Paulo Bento's side finally opened up the Sweden defence. Sweden's own talisman was only ever on the fringes of the game with the Portugal back four keeping Zlatan Ibrahimovic quiet for much of the evening. Ukraine sealed a vital 2-0 win over France in Kiev as both side's ended the contest with 10 men. Roman Zozulya opened the scoring just after the hour-mark as he converted Edmar's pass from 12 yards out as his effort beat France captain Hugo Lloris, who was playing in goal for Les Bleus despite missing Tottenham's last two games with a head injury. Samir Nasri came closest to finding an equaliser before Laurent Koscielny felled Zozulya to condede an 82nd-minute penalty, which was duly converted by Andrei Yarmolenko to double the hosts' advantage.
More: http://www.sportinglife.com/football/news/article/165/9027840/portugal-edge-sweden-france-lose








At Lisbons Stadium of Light, Cristiano Ronaldo edged Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the battle of potential World Cup superstars, scoring a late diving header which gave Portugal a 1-0 win over Sweden in the first leg of their play-off. The Real Madrid star headed past Sweden goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson in the 82nd minute from six yards out after a fine left-wing cross from Miguel Veloso. Ronaldo, who now has 29 goals for club and country this season, almost made it 2-0 moments later when another header thundered back off the crossbar. But the Portuguese had to settle for a one-goal edge ahead of the second leg in Stockholm, where star striker Ibrahimovic will be key to helping Sweden to the finals in Brazil next year after a low-key performance on Friday.
More: http://www.fanatix.com/news/portugal-1-0-sweden-cristiano-ronaldo-goal-gives-edge-in-world-cup-playoff/164358/




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