Rai Olos

93 Flips | 1 Magazine | 10 Likes | 4 Followers | @RyanDLO | Keep up with Rai Olos on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Rai Olos”

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

New Orleans

China must cut pollution by half before environment improves: official

BEIJING (Reuters) - China needs to slash emission levels by as much as half before any obvious improvements are made to its environment, a senior government official said on Friday, underscoring the challenges facing the country after three decades of breakneck growth.<p>A man wearing a mask walks on …

China

State Solar Jobs Report Is Good News For The Economy And Environment

The Solar Foundation released its 2014 State Solar Jobs Census yesterday demonstrating that solar energy is still one of the fastest growing …

Solar Power

How Theo Fleury learned to groove in his own environment

<i>In his book Conversations With A Rattlesnake, former NHL star Theo Fleury talks about his history of emotional trauma due to abuse by his former hockey coach, and the addictions he used to cope. Sober for almost 10 years now, the Olympic gold medalist says that one of the great joys of his own</i> …

Ancient traditions protect the environment in East Timor | DW | 17.02.2015

In the village of Irabere, in the remote highlands of the Uato-Carbau district of East Timor, a group of around 40 villagers wades through a river …

The latest Netflix original movie is a historical 'war thriller'

Netflix's more serious movie-length productions have typically been documentaries, but the streaming video service is apparently ready to branch out. It just acquired <i>Jadotville</i>, a historical "war thriller" recreating a UN battalion's fight against overwhelming Congolese forces. While you may not be …

Sony's $840 augmented reality glasses are real, just not pretty

Sony has toyed around with ideas like a clip-on headset to compete with Google Glass, but its initial entry into augmented reality wearables is this pair of glasses. It's not a consumer product yet, but the SmartEyeGlass SED-E1 Developer Edition previewed a few months ago is coming to 10 countries …

WeTransfer nabs $25M to expand its easy file-transfer service globally

File-sharing startup WeTransfer has announced a $25 million funding round from Highland Capital Partners Europe (HCPE) to help grow its business aspirations across the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere. This represents the Dutch company’s first external funding since it was founded in 2009.<p>Available on …

Pebble updated to support Android Wear apps

It has been two months since the Pebble 2.3 beta arrived, bringing with it a massive change that allowed it to play nice with Android Wear apps. While the update still ran the same Pebble OS, it had been modified so that notifications from Android Wear apps would also work on the Pebble, making it …

10 decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Valentine's Day from around the USA

Nothing says I love you quite like a homemade chocolate dessert. We asked the editors of Edible magazines across the country for their favorite Valentine’s Day chocolate dessert recipes. From rich, spicy hot chocolate to gluten-free ricotta brownies with cherries, these indulgent treats are sure to …

Dessert

For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won't Do

Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes, must really hate bananas. Because according to his concert rider, which was recently made public, he doesn't want to lay eyes on one at his concerts.<p>A "rider" is the set of unusual contractual demands that some pop stars make of their hosts when they're on …

Jack White

Shampooed Hair Presented as Abstract Art in Photo Series

In his recent magazine piece, photographer Lo Cheuk Lun turns the common salon scene of shampooed hair into swirling designs of abstract art. Lun snapped pictures of sudsy heads from above, showing off bubbly hair that is swirled and teased in a variety of patterns. Barely recognizable as part of …

An Elegant Examination of the Power of the Tuxedo—as Shown by Cary Grant, George Clooney, and Angelina Jolie

Soon after its “invention,” in 1886, the tuxedo became the ne plus ultra of formal male attire, and little has changed since. Actor George Hamilton recalls his first, purchased for a debutante party, and Vanity Fair chooses the most memorable tuxedo ensembles in history.<p>A milestone recently came …

Lincoln’s final hours: Moment by moment, inside Ford’s Theatre and the home where the president died

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>It was a scene of horror and disbelief, yet those who were there recall feeling inspired to live worthy of the man<p>Richard Wightman Fox<p>February 16, 2015 11:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History”<p><i>The collective sense of what had occurred was of a sadness too noble not</i> …

Cast Iron Coat Hooks

An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action.

Pro-Hadi loyalists seize key buildings in south Yemen

Forces loyal to Yemen's detained president have seized strategic buildings in the southern city of Aden after accusing security forces there of working for Houthi fighters who control the capital, Sanaa.<p>The Popular Committees of Aden said on Monday that they had wrested control of the city's main …

Libya: Tripoli-based parliament condemns Egypt strikes as 'assault on sovereignty'

Libya’s Tripoli-based parliament has condemned Egypt for carrying out an air strikes in the eastern city of Derna.<p>The raid came a day after the militant group calling itself Islamic State (ISIL) released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians.<p>Cairo says the dawn strikes hit camps …

Obamacare enrollment extended after technical issues

Consumers who tried to enroll in Obamacare last weekend but couldn't finish because of technical problems will have another week to complete the task, Department of Health and Human Services officials said Monday.<p>The new deadline for enrolling in federally mandated health insurance has been …

Health Care

Report: Using Malware, Hackers Steal Millions From Banks

Putting in place a sophisticated digital racket, hackers were able to steal millions of dollars from up to 100 banks in what the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab is calling "the most successful criminal cyber campaign we have ever seen."<p>Kaspersky, which helped uncover a piece of …

Oscar Pistorius to receive new privileges in prison

The former Paralympian can wear jewellery and hug and kiss visitors after his prisoner status changed<p><b>Oscar Pistorius</b> has been given new privileges in prison, including the right to wear jewellery, own a radio and have physical contact with visitors, as the double amputee sprinter serves a five-year …

South Africa

China’s wealthier middle class celebrates New Year on the beach

Five or 10 years ago, Zhao Xiaobo might have celebrated Chinese New Year by eating with his parents in Nanchong, his hometown in China's south-central Sichuan province.<p>This year, he instead flew 1,400 kilometres south with his wife and two young children to Sanya, a pretty beach town on Hainan, a …

Lost and found: Oldest cannonball in England rediscovered

The oldest surviving cannonball in England has been rediscovered on a medieval battlefield.<p>The cannonball, which was lost for several years, was likely used in the Battle of Northampton in 1460, one of the battles in the decades-long Wars of the Roses. The giant ball has two large dents from a few …

Jewish leaders rebuff Netanyahu's call for mass migration

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn't skip a beat as he pivoted from condemning the terror attack in Denmark this weekend to calling for the "mass immigration" of European Jews to Israel.<p>But members of the Jewish community in Denmark and some leading Jewish advocates …

Israel

Stabbing Suspect Believed Slender Man Would 'Kill My Whole Family in 3 Seconds'

Two girls accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times – as an homage to an online fictional character known as Slender Man – returned to Waukesha County …

Crime

Ukraine cease-fire not holding around Debaltseve

Continued fighting over a key railway hub in eastern Ukraine threatened Monday to unravel a barely day-old cease-fire between government troops and pro-Russian separatists.<p>Rebels shelled Ukrainian troops in Debaltseve with heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, according to Ukraine's …

Russia

Talks Collapse, As Greece Rejects E.U. Bailout Deal

Just four hours after they started, talks between Greece and the European Union collapsed. The two sides were trying to hammer out an agreement that would allow Greece to continue receiving bailout help from its Eurozone partners.<p>But both sides walked out of the talks and reiterated their hard …

5 teens charged in Jewish cemetery attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> Five teenagers are in custody after the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in Sarre-Union, France, Saverne prosecutor Philippe Vanier said Monday.<p>The minors, all between the ages of 15 and 17, grew up in the Alsace region of France and have no criminal records. Police took the teens into …

AP Source: Gunman in Copenhagen attacks just got out of jail