Beginner Lesson S2 #42 - Kitajima: A Yakuza Exposed! 1
Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! In today’s conversation we have two yakuza members who are talking about Hello Kitty (bet you didn’t see that one coming). We’re continuing our look at masculine forms of Japanese, particularly those found in anime and manga. Of course, you’ll hear this on the streets too. Our [...]
ISS Update - Sept. 27, 2012
The International Space Station video update for Sept. 27, 2012.
ISS Update: Logistics Reduction and Repurposing (Part 2)
Public Affairs Officer Brandi Dean interviews Sarah Shull, Deputy Project Manager Logistics Reduction and Repurposing. Shull, who is with the Advanced Exploration Systems, discusses the Logistics to Living tests from the Deep Space Habitat mockup at Johnson Space Center. Watch Part 1 of the interview... http://youtu.be/P0_6XEx0_kA
The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe (story reading)
This is Edgar Allan Poe's most famous horror story. There is speculation about how he knew so well the feelings of the protagonist - was he subject to similar impulses? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Cat_(short_story) It was read with my new Plantronics SAVI 440 clip-on headset. I was mainly trying it out, but it seems to work well enough. Usually I use this kind of microphone with voice recognition software, for writing of stories and articles. There's some analysis here: http://pr
China protests take toll on Japanese carmakers
Sept. 27 - Anti-Japanese protests in China have dented Japanese carmakers' sales, even prompting to some to cut back production, but the fallout could be short-lived.
Google vs Apple: The Amazing Maps Race
Sept. 27 - The iPhone 5 has been a hit with consumers. But the accompanying IOS 6 maps app - not so much. Reuters puts the heavily panned product to the test against Google in bustling Hong Kong.
Reuters on the Road: Pavegen pioneers footfall power
Sept. 27 - Pavegen founder Laurence Kemball-Cook takes the taxi challenge to explain how his floor tiles are paving the way in renewable energy technology.
Breakingviews: French tax protests pointless
Sept. 27 - Even though the proposed 75% tax rate in the French budget is economic and intellectual nonsense, the protests against it are clumsy and pointless say Breakingviews
U.S. Morning Call: Spain in pain; cushy deal for Sealy
Sep 27 - Spain set to announce fiscal reforms and strict budget cuts, and Tempur-Pedic acquires Sealy for $1.3 billion.
Market Pulse: A sigh of relief in Rome after bond auction
Sept. 27 - Italy's bond auction is a relative success - the amount sold is more than planned, and yields fall. But BofA Merrill Lynch's John Wraith urges caution on Italy, and Spain
Euro crisis to hit jobs in powerhouse Germany
Sept. 27 - The job market in Europe's biggest economy shows little sign of suffering from the euro zone crisis so far. But that could change as Chancellor Merkel heads for an election year.
H&M CFO on missing profit forecasts
Sept. 27 - H&M CFO Jyrki Tervonen on missing profit forecasts and delaying the U.S. online launch.
3XSQ: GDP dries up, revised down to 1.3%
Sep 27 - Economic growth was much weaker than previously estimated in the second quarter as a drought cut into inventories.
Wealth Strategies: Q3 warnings mount, worst outlook in 10yrs
Sep. 27 - Thomson Reuters' Jharonne Martis says materials and energy companies are poised for earnings declines in Q3, but homebuilders and retailers like Gap might surprise on the upside.
Europe Day Ahead: Sharp cuts due in France
Sept. 27 - A look at Friday's key events including France's 2013 budget and more from the Paris Motor Show.
Saft Says: To spur economy, reform executive pay
Reuters Columnist James Saft says rather than focusing on monetary and fiscal policies, it is in the best interest of the economy to reform executive compensation structures and levels.
Trading at Noon: Upside down world: Yahoo & RIM advance
Sept 27 - Yahoo up as Goldman Sachs reinstates buy rating, and RIM rises ahead of earnings later today.
Breakingviews: Little consumer glee from Bernanke's QE
Sept 27 - Antony Currie and Breakingviews columnists discuss how only a small portion of the Fed's $2.3 trln in aid has directly benefited Main Street.
Reuters Breakingviews: The hybrid bond gamble
Sept. 27 - As Asian investors develop a taste for hybrid debt, Reuters Breakingviews columnist Wei Gu warns that higher returns are far from guaranteed.
Asia Week Ahead: China leadership, Indonesia data in focus
Sept. 28 - A possible announcement on the 18th Party Congress in China and Indonesian economic data are on the mind of Breakingviews Asia Editor Peter Thal Larsen as he discusses the week ahead in Asia.