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Managing editor: Why we added USA Today to our newspaper – Lawrence Journal World

Monday, April 06, 2015

If you’ve read the Journal-World even infrequently lately, you’ve noticed that we added a section of national and international news from USA Today and that we’re eager to hear what you think about it. Last week, during one of our monthly Coffee and a Newspaper sessions, General Manager Scott Stanford talked with our guests about how the USA Today section fits into our long-term plans. All newspapers face the same…

Holcim looked at HeidelbergCement before Lafarge deal: newspaper – Reuters

Monday, April 06, 2015

ZURICH (Reuters) – Holcim (HOLN.VX) looked at buying Germany’s HeidelbergCement (HEIG.DE) towards the end of 2013 before agreeing to merge with France’s Lafarge (LAFP.PA), a Swiss newspaper reported on Sunday, citing two sources. Then-Holcim chairman Rolf Soiron spoke with HeidelbergCement’s biggest shareholder, Ludwig Merckle, who owns around 25 percent of HeidelbergCement shares through the family-run Spohn Cement, the SonntagsZeitung newspaper reported. “Right before the talks with Lafarge, Soiron discussed a…

Giuliana Rancic Expected to Address ‘Fashion Police’ Fiasco During ‘Today … – TheWrap

Monday, April 06, 2015

E! host will discuss her controversial comments on Zendaya’s hair, which triggered show’s inevitable meltdown with subsequent exits of co-hosts Kathy Griffin and Kelly Osbourne It looks like E! host Guliana Rancic will finally get to tell her side of the “Fashion Police” fiasco. Rancic is set to appear on the “Today” show Monday morning, during the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. hours, an insider told TheWrap. She was lined…

Ohio woman’s vintage clothing become pieces of history – Zanesville Times Recorder

Monday, April 06, 2015

Sue Stoiber with a vintage wedding dress and a photo of the bride that Stoiber recently purchased from a Fremont woman. The gown was one of three that were sold together inside of a vintage suitcase.(Photo: Sheri Trusty/for Gannett Ohio) ELMORE – From her small home-based shop on the outskirts of Elmore, Sue Stoiber sells vintage clothing to customers around the world. Those cloth pieces of history come in the…

Former member of LDS Church launches ‘Molly Mo’ clothing line for sister … – fox13now.com

Monday, April 06, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — Last week, as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was holding their women’s session of General Conference, a Sandy man and former member of the LDS Church launched a new fashion line for sister missionaries. When the age requirement for sister missionaries was recently lowered, the LDS Church saw the number of women signing up for missions triple, and Nate Zubal said a wider…

A-List Stars at Mijwan Fashion Show: Bachchans, Sinhas, Sonam, Anil Kapoor – NDTV

Monday, April 06, 2015

It was a picture perfect moment when members from Bollywood’s A-list families including the Bachchans, Shatrughan Sinha and daughter Sonakshi, Anil Kapoor and daughter Sonam, Javed Akhtar and son Farhan walked the ramp for veteran actress Shabana Azmi’s annual Mijwan fashion extravaganza. The occasion, which marked the completion of 4 years in the journey of Shabana Azmi’s NGO Mijwan Welfare Society (MWS), showcased creations by ace Indian designer Manish…

Engadget Awards, a MacBook Pro review and other stories you might’ve missed! – Engadget

Sunday, April 05, 2015

In this edition of the weekend roundup, find out the best products chosen by both the Engadget community and our staff, find out what we think about the new MacBook Pro with retina display, and learn how the maker of Eve is betting big on virtual reality. The (damn cute) winners of 11th Annual Engadget Awards: People’s Choice The votes for the 11th Annual Engadget People’s Choice Awards…

The New Macbook: Here’s What to Know – DC Inno

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Credit: Apple Press Kit  On March 9, the tech world awaited eagerly as CEO Tim Cook promised the unveiling of the Apple Watch at Apple’s (AAPL) media event “Spring Forward.” Between the ensuing social media storm and analysis, the 12-inch 2015 Macbook received muted praise for its new design and directive. But now its time is almost here, with the new Macbook’s release date coming up this month. We take…

Apple’s new 12-in. MacBook goes back to the past in performance – Computerworld

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Although Apple’s new 12-in. Retina MacBook won’t go on sale for another week, benchmark tests confirmed that it’s considerably slower than the Cupertino, Calif. company’s other thin notebook, the 13-in. MacBook Air. According to a single now-removed score on Primate Labs’ Geekbench, a popular website for benchmarking devices, the MacBook was pegged at 1924 and 4038 for single- and multi-cores, respectively. A cached version of the MacBook’s score was available…

A British Museum Is Showing Off a MacBook Air — But Not Because of Apple’s … – Re/code

Sunday, April 05, 2015

It’s common for Apple employees and fans to describe Apple products as works of art. But the MacBook Air on display at Britain’s Victoria & Albert Museum isn’t there for design reasons. It’s the laptop Guardian employees destroyed in 2013, at the behest of British intelligence officials, because the paper had used it to store data leaked from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. It’s part of an exhibit about “the museum as a…

Netanyahu tells US TV networks he’s ‘trying to kill a bad Iran deal’ – Haaretz

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his campaign against the nuclear agreement with Iran to the American networks on Sunday, saying that he was “trying to kill a bad deal” and arguing that there was still time to “ratchet up the sanctions.” The United States and five other world powers announced a preliminary deal with Iran last Thursday, which they said would curb Iran’s ability to enrich uranium and give international…

Al-Shabab Gunman Identified as Son of Kenyan Official – Voice of America

Sunday, April 05, 2015

The son of a Kenyan government official was one of the masked al-Shabab gunmen who massacred 148 people at Garissa University College. Kenya’s Interior Ministry said Abdirahim Abdullahi was among four attackers killed Thursday during the attack.  A spokesman said the government official had earlier reported his son missing. The news came as Kenyans dedicated Easter Sunday services to the massacre victims and Pope Francis…

Easter celebrations around the world – CBS News

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Faithful attend the Easter Mass given by Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Square on April 5, 2015 in Vatican City, Vatican. Tens of thousands of people gathered in Saint Peter’s Square on Sunday morning, despite the cold and the rain, to take part in Solemn Mass with Pope Francis in celebration of Easter. Following the Liturgy, the Holy Father gave the traditional Blessing Urbi et Orbi – to the City…

German watchdog was unaware of Lubitz’s medical history – Irish Times

Sunday, April 05, 2015

The German aviation authority did not know about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’s medical background prior to the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people. Lubitz, believed to have deliberately steered the plane into a mountain in the French Alps, broke off his pilot training for several months in 2009 and upon restarting informed the Lufthansa pilot training school by email he had overcome a period of severe depression. Lufthansa, the parent company…

Christians From Manhattan To Vatican City Celebrate Easter – CBS Local

Sunday, April 05, 2015

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Christians around the globe celebrated Easter on Sunday. In Manhattan, worshipers from across the country packed St. Patrick’s Cathedral to celebrate the resurrection of Christ, CBS2’s Ilana Gold. Some showed up as early as 6:30 a.m. “It’s our first visit here, and it’s just been spectacular,” said Jeff Harris, of Seattle, who arrived early to get a seat at the first Mass. “So this’ll be quite…

Google and Apple’s new laptops may sound bad now, but they are the future of … – Business Insider

Sunday, April 05, 2015

AP/Eric RisbergApple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Christy Turlington Burns, second from right, look at the new Apple Macbook in the demo room after the Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. See Also On paper, the future of laptops looks disappointing. A few days ago, we learned Apple’s new MacBook is about four years behind in terms of performance. It has a gorgeous new design…

Bill Gates’ 40th anniversary email: Goal was ‘a computer on every desk’ – CNNMoney

Sunday, April 05, 2015

It’s been 40 years since Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft. To mark the anniversary, Gates reportedly sent an email to Microsoft employees Friday. The message, which made the rounds on Twitter, invokes the origin of Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30), which opened it doors on April 4, 1975. “Early on, Paul Allen and I set the goal of a computer on every desk and in every home. It was a…

Microsoft: An Open Source Windows Is ‘Definitely Possible’ – Wired

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Microsoft’s software empire rests on Windows, the computer operating system that runs so many of the world’s desktop PCs, laptops, phones, and servers. Along with the Office franchise, it generates the majority of the company’s revenues. But one day, the company could “open source” the code that underpins the OS—giving it away for free. So says Mark Russinovich, one of the company’s top engineers. “It’s definitely possible,” Russinovich says. “It’s…

Microsoft Surface 3 Review Roundup: Finally A Worthy iPad Rival – Tech Times

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Microsoft has launched the Surface 3, boasting a number of powerful features. Many, in fact, are claiming that the Surface 3 is the tablet that can finally go up against the iPad Air 2.(Photo : Microsoft) Microsoft has released a new model to the Surface line, the Surface 3, which is smaller and lighter than the previous model, and at a lower price. Many are comparing the Surface…

Former member of LDS Church launches ‘Molly Mo’ clothing line for sister … – fox13now.com

Sunday, April 05, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — Last week, as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was holding their women’s session of General Conference, a Sandy man and former member of the LDS Church launched a new fashion line for sister missionaries. When the age requirement for sister missionaries was recently lowered, the LDS Church saw the number of women signing up for missions triple, and Nate Zubal said a wider…