Daily Digest 2/18 - India's Rice Revolution, Could New Tech Mean The End Of Money?
In Sunday's attack, firefighters and police said the intruders raided the facility after midnight, using gasoline bombs and flammable liquid to set alight machinery, vehicles and containers used as offices, causing extensive damage.
Killing off cash: Could new tech mean the end of money? (westcoastjan)
Digital money innovations, particularly tools anchored to mobile phones, offer faster and cheaper ways to pay bills, buy and sell goods, send and receive money and make bank transactions.
Even under state oversight for more than 10 months, there's no sign the city is taming its deficit, let alone addressing billions in bond debt, retiree pension and health care obligations, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak ahead of the report's delivery to Snyder.
Keiser Report: Sterlageddon (Arthur Robey)
We discuss ending the currency war with a gold standard. They also look at how, since going off the gold standard in 1971, productivity gains have all gone to the one percent who create and push the paper and credit. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Jan Skoyles of the Real Asset Company about gold monetisation, renminbi internationalisation and the very harsh laws against sterling devaluation.
Bill Still: State Of The Union 2013 (LogansRun)
The State of the United States economic union address for 2013.
The project, which could ultimately cost billions of dollars, is expected to be part of the president’s budget proposal next month. And, four scientists and representatives of research institutions said they had participated in planning for what is being called the Brain Activity Map project.
Scientists believe the space rock that tore through the atmosphere on Friday morning and blew apart here was the largest to have entered the atmosphere since 1908 and that it was unusual as well for the scale of its effects: more than 1,200 people injured and broad property damage.
Is Europe Next for a Shale Natural Gas Boom? (James S.)
Russian energy company Gazprom said Friday there was no way Ukraine could avoid paying the $7 billion it owes for unused natural gas last year covered under a "take-or-pay" scheme. Both sides have been at odds over gas contracts since at least 2006 and last year, the European Commission launched an anti-trust probe into the natural gas giant's business practices in the region.
India's Rice Revolution (safewrite)
The villagers, at the mercy of erratic weather and used to going without food in bad years, celebrated. But the Bihar state agricultural universities didn't believe them at first, while India's leading rice scientists muttered about freak results. The Nalanda farmers were accused of cheating. Only when the state's head of agriculture, a rice farmer himself, came to the village with his own men and personally verified Sumant's crop, was the record confirmed.
Breezy Point has become something of a popular cause in Ireland, its plight an urgent topic in newspaper headlines and radio dispatches more than three months after the storm. Gaelic rock stars threw fund-raisers, Irish companies sent money and other donations, the country’s consulate bused thousands of volunteers through Breezy Point’s gates for “Irish Days of Action” and pop stars made pilgrimages, including the Irish Tenors, who serenaded local residents over a Christmas lunch and bade them “the luck of the Irish.”
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