James Bond Daniel Craig marries Rachel Weisz; ‘Green Lantern’ sequel in the works; and more

James Bond Daniel Craig marries Rachel Weisz; ‘Green Lantern’ sequel in the works; and more
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, who for months denied they were dating, wed in a small ceremony last week in New York, according to reps. Plus, Michael Bay pushes 3-D and more in Monday’s The Morning After.
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Nigeria: Controlling Online Fraud Through Cyber Security – New Horizon, EC-Council Take Lead
Over the years, the western world has grouped Nigeria among countries practicing all manners of online fraud such as website hacking, theft of credit cards, fraudulent transactions on the internet, among others.
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Dreams do come true
By Katie Pizza Williston Herald Dreams do come true. Days after the Miss North Dakota Scholarship Pageant, one fact remains for newly-crowned Ariana Walker: dreams do come true.
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Single Parenting That Works: Six Keys to Raising Happy, Healthy Children in a Single-Parent Home

Single Parenting That Works: Six Keys to Raising Happy, Healthy Children in a Single-Parent Home

Being a parent is challenging enough. Being a single parent can seem downright impossible. But now, drawing on material from his successful Single Parenting That Works curriculum guide and video series, Dr. Kevin Leman, America’s favorite parenting expert, brings help and hope to the legions of single parents who desire to raise happy, healthy, well-adjusted children in a loving, caring, and biblically grounded way. Using his trademark quirky, no-nonsense approach, Dr. Leman shows parents how to build healthy, mature relationships with their former spouses, how to develop their children’s self-esteem, and how to relate to their kids and discipline them in accordance with their unique, God-given personalities.

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When De-Radicalizing Terrorists Works: Research Findings

When De-Radicalizing Terrorists Works: Research Findings
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Researchers will present and discuss initial findings from the most comprehensive study to date on the effectiveness of programs to de-radicalize captured terrorists – research that could ultimately inform public policy on the handling of prisoners in Guantanamo and Afghanistan.

The partially completed report, Prisons and Terrorism: Radicalisation and De-radicalisation in Countries, is a joint project of START – the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, based at the University of Maryland – and the ICSR, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, based at Kings College, London.

"This is a much bigger issue than most people appreciate," explains University of Maryland professor Gary LaFree, who directs START. "It’s a classic problem really. Prisons change behavior for both good and for bad. It’s difficult to detain prisoners forever, but when is it safe to let them go?"

The presentation is part of the ICSR’s Peace and Security Summit in New York City on Thursday, July 1. The final report – presenting data from prison de-radicalization programs in 15 nations – will be presented in Washington, D.C. in the fall.

"Initial results indicate that the programs can work, though probably not 100 percent of the time," LaFree adds. "Just as with regular criminals, individual and community supports help combat recidivism. But with terrorism and ideology there’s an added dimension. In general, it’s easier to de-radicalize when a movement is on the decline – when the battle seems lost, so to speak. Sri Lanka’s experience with the Tamil Tigers offers an example."

Thursday, July 1 during the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation’s New York City Peace and Security Summit.

The Peace and Security Summit is being held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City from June 30 to July 1.

Based on a survey of prison policies in 15 countries, Prisons and Terrorism: Radicalisation and De-radicalisation in Countries offers the most comprehensive study to date of the role prisons can play in radicalising people – and in reforming them. It is a joint project of START, the University of Maryland and the ICSR.

The report identifies trade-offs and dilemmas but also principles and best practices that will help governments and policymakers spot new ideas and avoid costly and counterproductive mistakes.

Among the key findings and recommendations:

* The current emphasis on security and containment leads to missed opportunities to promote reform. Prison services should be more ambitious in promoting positive influences inside prison, and develop more innovative approaches to facilitate extremists’ transition back into mainstream society.

* Over-crowding and under-staffing amplify the conditions that lend themselves to radicalization. Badly run prisons make the detection of radicalization difficult, and they also create the physical and ideological space in which extremist recruiters can operate freely.

* Religious conversion is not the same as radicalization. Good counter-radicalization policies – whether in or outside prison – never fail to distinguish between legitimate expression of faith and extremist ideologies. Prison services should invest more in staff training, and consider sharing specialized resources.

* Individual de-radicalization and disengagement programs – such as the ones in Saudi-Arabia, Singapore, Indonesia, and other countries – can make a difference. Their positive and outward-looking approach should serve as an inspiration for governments and policymakers everywhere.

* Even in the best circumstances, however, such programs complement rather than replace other instruments in the fight against terrorism. They work best when the political momentum is no longer with the terrorists or insurgents.

The report was made possible by funding from the governments of Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. It is based on the research of sixteen of the world’s leading terrorism experts. START is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the University of Maryland.

Media interested in interviewing START Director Gary LaFree about this report can call him directly on his cell phone at 301-518-2491. LaFree is in New York for the ICSR Summit.

For more information, contact Neil Tickner at 301-405-4622 or Dave Ottalini at 301-405-4076.

ICSR Contact: call +44 (0) 207 848 2098 or email to: mail@icsr.info

The University of Maryland is a global community whose scholars, staff and students have a wide-ranging impact around the world. Whether it’s research, study abroad, doing good works, working with international communities locally, training international students or pursuing collaborations with governments and institutions of higher education, Maryland embraces the global community and engages the world like no other.

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Classic American Literature: The Works of Mark Twain, 24 books in a single file, improved 2/3/2011

Classic American Literature: The Works of Mark Twain, 24 books in a single file, improved 2/3/2011

B&R Samizdat Express Edition, with active links from tables of contents to every book, chapter, story, and essay.

This file includes 8 novels: The Gilded Are, Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, Huckleberry finn, a Connecticut Yankee in King Arhtur’s Court, The American Claimant, Pudd’nhead Wilson, and Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc; 5 book-length collections of stories: The ,000 Bequest and Other Stories, Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories, The Curious Republic of gondour and other Whimsical Sketches, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories, and A Mysterious Stranger; 11 individual stories: 1601, Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heave, The Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut, A Dog’s Tale, A Double Barreled Detective, Extracts from Adam’s Diary, Godsmith’s Friend Abroad Again, A Horse’s Tale, Those Extraordinary Twins, Tom Sawyer Abroad, and Tom Sawyer Detective; 6 travel books and memoirs: Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, Life on the Mississippi, A Tramp Abroad, Following the Equator, Chapters from My Autobiography; a book of Mark Twain’s speeches, plus 3 book-length collections of essays: What is Man? Sketches New and Old, and Christian Science. It also includes the following short collections and individual essays: Editorial Wild Oats, Essays on Paul Bourget, Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offences, and In Defence of Harriet Shelley. According to Wikipedia: “Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel,[2] and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations.[3][4] During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists and European royalty. Twain enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain “the father of American literature.”

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Cynics Beware: OWN Works As A Concept and Network

Cynics Beware: OWN Works As A Concept and Network
I’ll confess I was one of the dubious ones. But after watching hours of OWN over its inaugural weekend along with a casual Oprah fan, I am now convinced that I was wrong and they do get just that. Somehow it delivers on an opaque and tough to define mission of “self-discovery, connecting you to your best self and to the world.”
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Industry recalled 20 M vehicles in 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Automakers recalled about 20 million vehicles in 2010, led by high-profile recalls by Toyota that prompted new scrutiny of the auto industry’s safety record.
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American Water Marks 125th Anniversary with Yearlong Consumer Education Campaign
VOORHEES, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American Water Marks 125th Anniversary with Yearlong Consumer Education Campaign
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Online dating sites – Can anyone recommend to me an online dating site that actually works?

Question by Steven Williams: Online dating sites – Can anyone recommend to me an online dating site that actually works?
OK so I’ve used quite a few online dating sites with no success. I’m lonely and haven’t been on a date for quite some time now. I’ve been trying to hook up with women online but I never get a response from the women I send out messages to on the internet dating sites. I’m beginning to think the whole internet dating thing is a scam and actually doesn’t work. So has anyone used any dating website that has actually yielded good results for them? Thanks.

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Answer by El Libro
ok bro listen carefully i had the same problem sort of if u want girlfriend wife what ever bro its better to meet a girl on the streets than on the web becuase if u try online dating theres a chance that there is a pervert or a female pic on the profiile but acutally a man writing to you or a person that wants to scam you if u want a girl go to a local club bar have a drinking u will meet people there join a club to meet people ok and so on

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how sniff works

how sniff works
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“When you want to check their whereabouts, you simply text the word sniff, followed by the person’s name, to a special SMS short code, at a cost of 50p a message. You will then be sent a map link of their whereabouts that you can view on your mobile phone or computer.”

How Sniff (Social Network Integrated Friend Finder) works | Telegraph


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