Tip of the Day: Secret fancy

The excellent Mr Brocklebank will be blogging live from the July Course at Newmarket again (tune in from around 12 after the GC chat) and, yesterday, he did seem rather keen on one in the sprint handicap. He’ll have all the angles covered for the action at headquarters so I thought that I would take a little walk over to ... Read More »

How My Backflip Landed Me at ABC’s Shark Tank Casting Call

What does this image have to do with ABC’s Shark Tank? Well, let me start from the beginning. And when I say the beginning, I mean when I stepped foot in the swimming pool with 3 of my 4 kids. And when I say swimming, I mean floating on an inflatable raft catching some rays. They swim all around me ... Read More »

What to Expect as Leaders of BRICS, SCO and EEU Gather in Russia

Leaders from the BRICS countries and members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are arriving in Ufa, Russia for their twin summits. Russian media is also reporting a meeting of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) countries. RT is live-blogging, Modi tweeted a picture shortly after arriving and the Chinese released a handy explainer cartoon complete with a bicycle built for ... Read More »

Online Surveillance Firm ‘Hacking Team’ Gets Hacked

Online hackers have released more than 400 GB of internal data, including staff emails and company documents, stolen from Hacking Team, a company in northern Italy that sells online spying software to governments and security services around the world. It was named as a corporate “enemy of the internet” in 2013 by press-freedom advocacy group Reporters Without Borders, after developing ... Read More »

NCR earns ‘General Excellence’ honor for 14th time in 15 years

National Catholic Reporter was named first in “General Excellence” among national Catholic newspapers for the 14th time in 15 years June 26 by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. “The National Catholic Reporter is superb. The variety of story of topics was unmatched by any other paper and the editorials, cartoons, and graphics were excellent,” the ... Read More »

By putting God in the driver’s seat, blogging deacon found his path

Who encouraged you to do this? At the time, I was the editor of Katie Couric’s blog, “Couric & Co.,” at CBS News, so I had a little experience in the blogosphere. A good friend, Elizabeth Scalia (who created the blog “The Anchoress”), had encouraged me to think about starting a blog, and as I looked around, I noticed there ... Read More »

Reform Party asks PM Lee to account for use of state resources in defamation suit with Roy Ngerng

The Reform Party is demanding a full account from the Prime Minister in regards to any use of state resources in connection with the defamation suit involving blogger, Roy Ngerng in his private capacity as Mr Lee Hsien Loong. The Reform Party wrote in the letter addressed to the Prime Minister Office stating that it is concerned that PM Lee ... Read More »

Bloggers take note of farm and ranch life

In a world where consumers are becoming further removed from the farm, people who are involved in agriculture are being encouraged to tell the world what they do every day using the Internet as a platform for reaching a wide audience. “If a farmer isn’t telling his or her story, plenty of armchair farmers will” said Carolyn Olson, a producer ... Read More »

Opponents Of Affirmative Action Will Get Another Bite At The Apple Next SCOTUS Term

“If I mentioned all of my skeletons, would you jump in the seat? / Would you say my intelligence now is great relief? / And it’s safe to say that our next generation maybe can sleep / With dreams of being a lawyer or doctor, instead of boy with a chopper.”— Kendrick Lamar Last week, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Fisher ... Read More »

Here is how to make sure you receive Windows 10 RTM on 29 July 2015

Last week was a short work week here in the United States as Friday was a federal holiday for the 4th of July Independence Day weekend. Despite only having four work days Microsoft got a lot accomplished by releasing three new builds of the Windows 10 Insider Preview (10158 on Monday, 10159 on Tuesday and 10162 on Thursday). Then late ... Read More »