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How Ghana Is Using Social Media to Promote Voter Registration Ghana's general elections are coming up this December, and to help streamline the voter registration process, the country is now implementing its first-ever biometric voter registration — in other words, using fingerprint technology to help verify identity. Ghana is also using social media to publicize the process, correct misconceptions and increase overall attention about the upcoming elections. The non-partisan project Ghana Decides , launched on March 24, "aims to foster a better informed electorate for free, fair and safe 2012 Elections using online social media tools." It's an initiative under GhanaBlogging , which itself is a membership-based platform to connect bloggers both in and outside of Ghana who write about the country. Getting potential voters to participate in the high-tech fingerprint scanning technology is a huge initiative for Ghana, and it's costing the country $45 million.
Venus, Jupiter and the Moon to Align for Dazzling Weekend Show <img src="http://timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/jupitervenusmoon.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="JupiterVenusMoon" title="JupiterVenusMoon"/> If you find yourself looking up at the night sky this weekend, you’ll be in for a celestial surprise. On Saturday and again on Sunday, Venus, Jupiter and Earth’s moon will converge, producing a brilliant light show, the Associated Press reports .
Navy pushing program to recruit more minority SEALs <img src="http://timemilitary.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/seals-website1.png?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="seals-website" title="seals-website"/> In nature, most seals are black, with relatively few white ones. The Navy’s SEALs have exactly the opposite problem – they’re overwhelmingly white, with hardly any blacks.
Landmark Pa. Catholic Church abuse trial begins (AP) PHILADELPHIA - A landmark church sex abuse case that rocked the Roman Catholic Church went to trial Monday, marking the first time a U.S. church official faced a jury on allegations he endangered the welfare of children by covering for predator priests inside the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The high-ranking monsignor who's on trial "won't run" from the Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis, his lawyer said as the landmark child endangerment trial began. Monsignor William Lynn supervised more than 800 priests as the secretary for clergy in Philadelphia from 1992 to 2004.
Stars Strip for PETA's 'Ink, Not Mink' Campaign
by Maria Popova Rockstar physicist Brian Cox uses quantum mechanics to illustrate one of the deepest truths of existence. UPDATE: Sean Carroll ( previously ) has a well-argued critique of Cox’s explanation. Thanks, Siddharth. Last week, physicist Brian Cox showed us why everything that could happen does happen in a riveting tour of the quantum universe. Why Everything is Connected to Everything Else, Explained in 100 Seconds
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People march demanding labels for genetically modified food near the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, 2011. Ren Haijun / Xinhua /Landov Activists who want genetically modified food to be labeled in the U.S. say there's more support than ever for their cause. Activists Say Americans Support Labeling Genetically Modified Food : The Salt
NKorea's Kim issues threat before SKorea-US drills - World news - Asia-Pacific - North Korea
Urban development: Remember opportunity costs LAST week I wrote a couple of posts about the cost of restricting urban development. In one, I noted: Our first question should be: is there some very compelling reason not to allow private actors to engage in mutually beneficial transactions?
Ben Smith got the first look at some internal National Organization for Marriage docs released during the discovery process of NOM and American Principles in Action v. Walter McKee . NOM's 2008-2009 board update is one of those items that takes an obvious strategy and puts it in even-more-obvious color. "The Strategic Goal of This Project is to Drive a Wedge Between Gays and Blacks"
'Ghost Ship' from Japan Tsunami Floating Off Canada's Coast <img src="http://timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/ship.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="Japanese fishing vessel " title="Japanese fishing vessel "/> Experts knew debris from the Japanese tsunami would meander toward North America’s west coast at some point. While smaller bits and pieces started hitting the shores of Western Canada this year, the first major item, a 150-foot squid-fishing boat, now bobs in the Pacific Ocean about 120 nautical miles off British Columbia’s north coast, near Haida Gwaii island. The ship has drifted across the Pacific for about a year, ever since the March 2011 tsunami in Japan sent it out to the open ocean.
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Controversy ensued after the Beis Rivkah all-girl high school in Brooklyn, N.Y., pulled from class every 11th grade student who used Facebook and handed them a written ultimatum : delete their accounts from the social networking site and pay $100 to the school, or be expelled, community website CrownHeights.info reports. A school official, who wished to remain anonymous, says that the Facebook crackdown was to restore a level of Tznius -- the Jewish Orthodox code of modesty -- which they claim was on the decline because girls were using the site. Jewish newspaper the Algemeiner spoke to several students about the incident , all of whom requested to remain anonymous, saying the school felt Facebook wasn't compatible with their moral code. Brooklyn High School Fines Students $100 For Using Facebook, Threatens Expulsion If They Don't Stop
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<img src="http://timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/vibrating-tatoo-patent.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="Vibrating Tatoo Patent" title="Vibrating Tatoo Patent"/> Since we all need a little more connection to our cell phones and other electronic gadgetry, Nokia has developed a plan to send phone alerts right to our bodies. Vibrating Tattoo Could Send Text Alerts Straight to Your Skin
Cherry Blossoms Photos, Cherry Trees Wallpaper, Download, Photos -- National Geographic
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Gay Pride at Military Academies: Norwich University, West Point Holding Gay Pride Week Events
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"12 Different Types of Hangovers" by Alex Watt - CollegeHumor Article
Drinking Vodka Makes You Talk More Better
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An ancient ocean on Mars, space buckyballs and a star's near-death experience – in pictures | A month in space, February 2012 | Science
Baseball: Pictures of Pro Ballplayers in the Locker Room, From LIFE Magazine
5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Taiwan
Facebook Profile Full Of Friends Can Indicate Job Success: Study
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