Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade’s statement didn’t indicate how many of the girls were still unaccounted for.
“The number of those still missing is not the issue now as the life of every Nigerian is very precious,” it said.
Distraught parents have waited for news for four days, putting their faith in a military rescue, said Lawan Zanna, father of one of the students.
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They are shocked that the government resorted to “blatant propaganda” and a “blatant lie,” he said.
Olukolade said the military received a “major breakthrough” report from a reliable source who supposedly included information from the principal of the school where the students were seized by gun
Tennessee Becomes First State to Offer Free Tuition to All Graduating High School Students - Consumerist
Earlier today, Consumerist reported on a town in Michigan that is footing the bill for recent high school graduates to attend public universities and community colleges. Little did we know that was small potatoes compared to a program brewing in Tennessee.
The Tennessee House of Representatives and Senate gave their stamp of approval on a plan that gives all Tennessee high school graduates the opportunity to receive two years of free tuition to community colleges or technical schools in the state, The Tennessean reports.
The Tennessee Promise, which will be funded by $300 million from the state’s lottery fund, will take effect in fall 2015. The state expects more than 25,000 students to apply for the estimated $34 million earmarked for the first year of the program.
In this country you have the right to hate and to speak freely about it. You don’t have the right to act on your hate to infringe the rights or lives of others however. That’s a clear demarcation, and so I’m right with Alan on this. It is bone-headed and counter productive.
The miscreants who propagate hate speech already think that we live in a tyranny and this would change their imaginary victimization into real victimization by infringing their right to speak freely. Let’s be sane and not do that. It’s better to know exactly who the haters are so we can marginalize them and make them pay consequences in the form of ridicule, boycott, and counter speech.
Democrats Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Hakeem Jeffreys want to clamp down on what can be said on radio under the rubric of “hate speech,” and it’s a terrible idea. Government should stay as far away from broadcast content as possible. And who will define “hate speech.” Hate speech can be anything you disagree with. It can be speech directed at a person who is offended. There is no asterisk in the Constitution that says *except for hate speech.”
With bills in the House and Senate, the lawmakers would direct the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to “analyze” media outlets — including radio — to determine if they’re working to “advocate and encourage” hate crimes.
Oh, and how are they going to “analyze” the? Using what metric?
A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama’s health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.
Nonetheless, Obama’s announcement Thursday that 8 million have signed up for subsidized private insurance, and that 35 percent of them are younger than 35, is just a peek at what might be going on with the nation’s newest social program.
Still to be announced is what share of those enrolled were previously uninsured — the true test of Obama’s Affordable Care Act — and how many actually secured coverage by paying their first month’s premiums.
“This thing is working,” a confident Obama said of his signature domestic achievement. The days of website woes and canceled policies seemed far behind.
Clergy of different faiths, joined by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, delivered messages of hope and unity Thursday before more than 1,300 people gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.
“A pall has been cast over our great nation,” Holder said. “We gather today not in joy, but in solemn reflection.”
The overall message, however, was focused on the power of love and unity to combat hatred and evil. The service, at the Lewis and Shirley White Theatre, came only four days after three people were gunned down, allegedly by a man who authorities say is an avowed racist and anti-Semite guided by his hatred of Jews.
Michaels Stores Inc, the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer, on Thursday confirmed that there was a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards at its U.S. stores and that of its unit, Aaron Brothers.
The company said in January that it was working with federal law enforcement officials to investigate a possible data breach.
Michaels Stores said the breach, which took place between May 8, 2013 and January 27, 2014, may have affected about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of payment cards used at its stores during the period.
The vice principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of his pupils on what turned out to be a disastrous ferry trip has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded of finding any of the 268 missing passengers alive.
Kang Min-gyu, 52, had been missing since Thursday. He appeared to have hanged himself with his belt from a tree outside a gym in the port city of Jindo where relatives of the people missing on the ship, mostly children from the school, were gathered.
Police said Kang did not leave a suicide note and that they started looking for him after he was reported missing by a fellow-teacher. He was rescued from the ferry after it capsized on Wednesday
Zebra is best known as a maker of barcode scanning, RFID, and other identification and location-tracking technologies. The deal strengthens Zebra’s position in markets, including retail, transportation, logistics, and manufacturing, and gives it entry into 95% of the Fortune 500, according to Zebra’s statement. It also enhances Zebra’s ability to serve its healthcare customers, said Phil Gerskovich, senior VP of new growth platforms at Zebra, in an interview.
“Healthcare is not as large a segment for Motorola as other segments, but they have some key specialty products like the MC40-HC,” Motorola’s handheld device for medical professionals, he said. “The Internet of Things will have a big impact on healthcare, and Zebra will have the key elements for building IoT applications in healthcare.”
So when Joe Scarborough claims that the census change “is a particularly clumsy effort” by the White House to “cook the books,” feel free to report that he said that. But when you, the political pundit or media reporter, write about Joe Scarborough’s claim, you should probably point out that it is a claim made without any supporting evidence, at all. When writing about the tiff between Scarborough and Times columnist Paul Krugman, who referred to Scarborough as a “truther,” you should also probably point out that the reason that Krugman made the comparison is because Scarborough did actually endorse a conspiracy theory without a shred of evidence behind it.
Similarly, when you print Scarborough’s fiery, taunting response to Krugman, maybe consider pointing out that at no point in his response does Scarborough defend his original claim or, again, offer any proof at all, or offer any indication that he came to his conclusion based on anything other than his gut feeling that the White House can’t be trusted.
The United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union reached an agreement on Thursday evening that called for armed pro-Russian bands in eastern Ukraine to surrender the government buildings they have seized and that outlined other steps to defuse a crisis that has rattled the international community.
The diplomatic accord, while limited in scope, represented the first time Russia and Ukraine had found common ground since protests toppled a pro-Moscow government in Kiev, leading the Kremlin to annex the Crimean Peninsula and threaten other parts of Ukraine with 40,000 troops on its border. The deal came hours after Ukrainian security forces killed three pro-Russian activists in a firefight.