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Nomura’s Instinet Appoints Asia Head – Wall Street Journal- India (blog)

Nomura’s Instinet Appoints Asia Head – Wall Street Journal- India (blog)

By Isabella Steger European Pressphoto Agency Nomura Holdings Inc. has made new appointments at its electronic brokerage unit Instinet, as restructuring continues at the Japanese bank. The bank said in a statement Friday it has named Shaun Bramham as Instinet’s regional head, Asia-Pacific, replacing Glenn Lesko. Mr. Bramham is currently chief operating officer of Nomura’s […]

UN to probe N Korea suspected rights abuses – Aljazeera.com

The United Nations’ top human rights body has unanimously approved a formal probe into North Korea for possible crimes against humanity. The 47-nation UN Human Rights Council signed off on the resolution backed by the US, Japan and the European Union on Thursday. The resolution authorises an investigation into what UN officials describe as […]

Sheepsquatch, Pulling the Wool Over Your Eyes – New York Times

The series, which begins on Sunday night on Destination America, takes a regional approach to unexplained and possibly fictitious phenomena. Its first stop is Appalachia, where there is apparently a problem with a beast that is half man, half sheep: i.e., sheepsquatch. Two men from Breckinridge County, Ky., Dakota Cheeks and Ricky Joyce, describe their […]

How Glock Became America’s Favorite Legal Handgun – ABC News

How Glock Became America’s Favorite Legal Handgun – ABC News

In an ad for one of America’s most popular handguns, an attractive girl in tight pajamas settles in for a cozy night of TV, but — cue the creepy music — a scary man lurks outside. She grabs her Glock and the tension builds. In the real world, one study found that women living with […]

Say It Ain’t So: Is America in Its Death Throes? – Huffington Post

Say It Ain’t So: Is America in Its Death Throes? – Huffington Post

President Obama is visiting my adopted country and excitement is in the air. The moment he stepped from his plane onto the soil of this Middle Eastern country, a palpable feeling reverberated. Dad is here, I felt. America — the country of my provenance, the blood in my veins, the land of my ancestors — […]

Robert Redford in talks to join the cast of ‘Captain America 2’ – Entertainment Weekly

Robert Redford in talks to join the cast of ‘Captain America 2’ – Entertainment Weekly

Image Credit: Juan Naharro Gimenez/FilmMagic The new Captain America film is probably the most unusual of the upcoming wave of Marvel sequels, since — thanks to the first film’s climactic time-jump forward — most of the original supporting cast probably won’t be returning. (Although since the movie is subtitled The Winter Soldier, there’s probably at […]

How Glock Became America’s Favorite Legal Handgun – ABC News

How Glock Became America’s Favorite Legal Handgun – ABC News

In an ad for one of America’s most popular handguns, an attractive girl in tight pajamas settles in for a cozy night of TV, but — cue the creepy music — a scary man lurks outside. She grabs her Glock and the tension builds. In the real world, one study found that women living with […]

Robert Redford in talks to join the cast of ‘Captain America 2’ – Entertainment Weekly

Robert Redford in talks to join the cast of ‘Captain America 2’ – Entertainment Weekly

Image Credit: Juan Naharro Gimenez/FilmMagic The new Captain America film is probably the most unusual of the upcoming wave of Marvel sequels, since — thanks to the first film’s climactic time-jump forward — most of the original supporting cast probably won’t be returning. (Although since the movie is subtitled The Winter Soldier, there’s probably at […]

Say It Ain’t So: Is America in Its Death Throes? – Huffington Post

Say It Ain’t So: Is America in Its Death Throes? – Huffington Post

President Obama is visiting my adopted country and excitement is in the air. The moment he stepped from his plane onto the soil of this Middle Eastern country, a palpable feeling reverberated. Dad is here, I felt. America — the country of my provenance, the blood in my veins, the land of my ancestors — […]

America’s Mindless Destiny: The "American Federation"? – Huffington Post

America’s Mindless Destiny: The "American Federation"? – Huffington Post

Throughout this series, I have speculated — sometimes histrionically — about the uncertain future of American democracy. I also proclaimed that President Obama could positively transform America or, maybe, trigger radical change in our Great Experiment. Now I want to project where we’re likely to end up if we stay on our current mindless course. […]