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In the 1982 updating of Mickey Spillane's 1947 novel "I, The Jury," hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer is a Vietnam vet who drives a shiny bronze Trans Am, dresses like Don Johnson in "Miami Vice" with less pastels, and has sworn off alcohol. However, he still smokes his Lucky Strikes, detests a ... ...
, a memo this morning from editor in chief Colin Myler has shocked and saddened the staff, with the news that the newspaper's well-liked and prolific real-estate editor and reporter, Jason Sheftell, has died. "It is with great sadness and deep regret that I have to tell you that our beloved colleague, Jason Sheftell, was found dead this morning in his apartment," Myler wrote in ...
by: Edmund Lee | Bloomberg Businessweek After more than five years of reporting on school-board meetings and community bake sales, AOL Inc.’s Patch is now at the center of another story: whether the company’s bet on local news can be profitable. Patch, with more than 900 sites supplying news to communities or neighborhoods, has become a test case for both the online-news ...
by: James Henderson | Techday Fairfax Magazines will resign the licences, owned by IDG, to publish technology titles Computerworld, Reseller News and PC World in New Zealand. In a press release sent out to the media late yesterday, the organisation says the decision is based on changes driven by the current economic ...
IC: Is there a story that you are most proud of? JH: I think of us more in terms of reporters and our young staff, and I think about that in terms of the broader business. It's crumbling! Carrie Budoff Brown came to us from the Philly Inquirer. It was a shell. The Washington Post is still a strong newspaper, but no one there would say it is providing the number of opportunities for young ...
By moving towards a GitHub flow with continuous integration, the Guardian's software team describe how they've streamlined development and ...
They Said It
Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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In a daring act of fraud that has the potential of jeopardising his re-election in the June 26 presidential polls, Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and his close associates ingeniously duped a South Korean investor into buying a license for a gold mine that, after due diligence, was discovered to have no gold value at all.
This deception was carried out in mid-2012, but the Mongolian Government was able to use its influence to keep it under the wraps until now.
Mongolia's economy is growing rapidly as a result of a mining boom.
Leading investors describe Mongolia as the "Kuwait of Central Asia", but rampant corruption, political infighting and a still-incipient judicial system could hold its development and progress back.
The country has vast and largely untapped mineral deposits of copper, gold and coal, but until recently, has remained largely on the breadline.
With several big mining projects on the horizon, there is scope for an economic boom through foreign investment. Such a scenario also paves the way for opportunists to exploit for personal and political gain.
According to reports, a South Korean investor was approached by President Elbegdorj's men, who offered their support and services on behalf of the government. ...
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