Hijam Gyaneswar Singh

29 Flips | 2 Magazines | 3 Following | 2 Followers | @luwang86 | Keep up with Hijam Gyaneswar Singh 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 “Hijam Gyaneswar Singh”

Pro-Palestinian Activists in California Try to Block Israeli-Owned Ship From Unloading Cargo. How Do You Suppose That Went Over?

OAKLAND, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) — Pro-Palestinian protesters are again blocking an Israeli-owned commercial ship from unloading its cargo at a port in California, officials said.<p>Image source: KTVU-TV<p>Longshore workers did not unload cargo from the Zim Shanghai docked at the Port of Oakland on Saturday …

Obama: Racial Discrimination in Law Enforcement Has a ‘Corrosive Effect on America’

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — President Barack Obama said the mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed after the fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has a corrosive effect on all of America, not just on black communities.<p>Image source: YouTube/The White House<p>Obama said Saturday night that …

Half of Americans Believe Gay Sex Is a Sin

For the most part, acceptance of gay marriage is growing. But according to a new survey, acceptance of gayness is not.<p>This has been a big year for gay rights in America. In state after state, either judges or voters have affirmed the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, and public support for …

How to Make Teachers More Like Doctors

Over the past 150 years, teaching and medicine have grown less and less alike.<p>For her exceptional book on the history of teaching<i>,</i> Dana Goldstein chose the title <i>The Teacher Wars:</i> <i>The History of America’s Most Embattled Profession</i>. In so doing, she joined an ongoing debate with reformers such as …

Ferguson Police Officer Shot While Chasing Suspect

A Ferguson Police officer was shot Saturday evening in North St. Louis County, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police said.<p>The officer was shot in the arm, KMOV reported. Officials said the wounds were non-life threatening.<p>Tim Zoll of the Ferguson Police Department told KSDK News an officer …

Japan mounts effort to rescue stranded hikers

Rescuers are scrambling to help dozens of hikers stranded on an erupting volcano in central Japan with six people believed to be buried under ash and dozens injured.<p>Columns of thick white steam were rising on Sunday from the 10,121ft Mount Ontake, which erupted around noon the day before, spewing …

Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy battle

He's one of the fieriest political activists in Hong Kong — he's been called an "extremist" by China's state-run media — and he's not even old enough to drive.<p>Meet 17-year-old Joshua Wong, a skinny, bespectacled teen whose meager physical frame belies the ferocity of his politics. Over the last two …

Rescuers rush to reach dozens trapped on erupting Japan volcano

Columns of thick white steam were rising from the 3,067-metre (10,121-foot) Mount Ontake, which erupted around noon on Saturday, spewing ash, rocks and steam on otherwise a sunny autumn weekend busy with tourists and hikers.<p>Seven people were unconscious and buried under ash, national broadcaster …

Hong Kong democracy protesters defy tear gas, baton charge in historic standoff | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Riot police advanced on Hong Kong democracy protesters in the early hours of Monday, firing volleys of tear gas after launching a baton-charge in the worst unrest there since China took back control of the former British colony two decades ago.<p>Some protesters erected …

Japan volcano: Bid to reach hikers on Mount Ontake

<b>Rescue efforts have resumed on Mount Ontake in Japan where dozens of hikers are thought to be stranded following the sudden eruption of the volcano.</b><p>A military helicopter rescued two people after managing to land, officials said.<p>At least 40 people have been injured, some seriously, and at least 30 …

Natural Disasters

Kim and Kanye flash their cleavage and get booed in Paris

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have worn out their welcome with so many at Paris fashion week, they’ve been branded by industry insiders tired of their antics as “fashion flu” reports The New York Post.<p>The rapper and his reality-star wife have grabbed headlines in the City of Light this week by …

Box Office: Denzel Washington's 'The Equalizer' Nabs $12.6M Friday

The one constant through all the years has been Denzel Washington. The star system as we know it is in tatters, the concept of the studio programmer and mid-budget drama has given away to animated spectaculars and mega-budget fantasy franchises. But for the last twenty years there was one thing …

West Africans are key to fighting Ebola

Eboladoesn't threaten you or me.<p>Despite the seriousness of the crisis, the virus hasn't “gone airborne.” The disease spreads only through contact with Ebola-infected blood or bodily fluids, and there's no indication this fundamental mode of transmission is changing. The threat, therefore, is to …

Disease

Review: In The Boxtrolls, the Monsters Are the Good Guys

Imagine that ancient Paris had been built on the vertiginous slopes of San Francisco and you’ll picture Cheesebridge, where the highborn dwell in …

Denzel Washington slays in uninspired 'Equalizer,' reviews say

Action heroes of a certain age seem to be in vogue in Hollywood at the moment, with<p>Liam Neesonkicking butt in the "Taken" movies,Pierce Brosnanback in the spy game in "The November Man," andSylvester Stalloneand friends shooting up the "Expendables" franchise. Up next isDenzel Washingtonin "The …

Action Hero

After 20 Years, Yahoo Is Killing Its Founding Feature, The Yahoo Directory

20 years later, Yahoo is shutting down its founding feature, the directory.<p>Yahoo SVP Jay Rossiter writes in a progress report:<p>Yahoo was started nearly 20 years ago as a directory of websites that helped users explore the Internet. While we are still committed to connecting users with the …

Consumer Reports tests suggest iPhone 6 ‘bend-gate’ a bit overblown

“It seemed like a serious concern, yet everything about the uproar was highly unscientific. We don’t like unscientific, so we promised then that we would use our lab equipment to find out just how delicate the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus really are.”<p>So begins a new report at Consumer Reports describing the …

Japan's SoftBank in talks to buy DreamWorks: source

TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan’s SoftBank Corp (9984.T) is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG DWA.O, the Hollywood studio behind the “Shrek” and “Madagascar” movie hits, a person with knowledge of the situation said.<p>A man holding an umbrella walks past the logo of Softbank Corp at its …

Reports: Regulators deferred to Goldman Sachs

Secret tapes made by a banking investigator examining Goldman Sachs show a culture of deference and risk aversion in which regulators were afraid to anger the very financial institutions they were supposed to be overseeing.<p>The 46 hours of recordings of meetings and conversations come from Carmen …

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin: Inside Their Love Story

<i>Subscribe now to access PEOPLE’s EXCLUSIVE George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Wedding Album plus 26 intimate bonus photos from inside the ceremony,</i> …

Weddings

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin tie the knot in Venice wedding

Hollywood star marries British lawyer in private ceremony and celebrates with host of celebrity friends and A-listers<p>In pictures: Clooney and Alamuddin's wedding weekend<p>With fans massed on the banks of the Grand Canal, a drone flying overhead, and waterborne paparazzi swarming behind his taxi all …

Four dead, dozen injured in college bus crash in Oklahoma

SEE MORE VIDEOS<p>Dozens of flashing lights along an Oklahoma freeway. Police say a semi truck crossed over a median crashing into a bus carrying players from the North Central Texas College softball team.

Officer shot in Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday night

A Ferguson, Mo., police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night while responding to a burglary report at a town community center, police said.<p>An officer confronted two males leaving the Ferguson Community Center about 9 p.m., said St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar. The officer had been …

Justice

Military vehicle bombed in Afghan capital day before presidential swearing-in | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - A bomb hit a military vehicle in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital on Sunday, wounding one person a day before the inauguration of a new president expected to be attended by foreign dignitaries.<p>Police said no one killed by the magnetic bomb, which was attached to a …

At least 31 feared dead near peak of Japanese volcano | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Thirty-one people were presumed dead on Sunday near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted a day earlier, catching hundreds of hikers unawares as it belched out clouds of rock and ash.<p>The deaths on Mount Ontake, 200 km (125 miles) west of Tokyo, were the first from a Japanese …