Thousands feared dead in Haiti quake

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Thousands of people are feared dead after a major earthquake rocked Haiti.

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Light and Its Shadow from Creativity Workshop Director Shelley Berc

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Light and Its Shadow by Shelley Berc is the riveting story of Olive and Spider, two women whose lives bridge the 20th century. Mysteries and intricacies from their personal histories intertwine with the culture at large from the rise of consumerism, electricity, the atom bomb, and the Internet to the nature of light itself.

Vote for your favorite Europe Day 2010 Poster

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Now it’s up to you to pick the winner! You can award up to 10 points for as many posters as you want, simply by clicking on the stars under each poster and then clicking “submit”. Thousands of copies of the winning Europe Day 2010 poster will be published in all EU languages and exhibited across the European Union in May 2010, while its designer will receive a prize of €2000. Remember, the competition closes on 31 January.

Conan O’Brien Wont Do ”Tonight” at 1205am

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Conan O’Brien says he will not host “The Tonight Show” if it is moved to 12:05 a.m.

India and Bangladesh leaders to meet for talks

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Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is to meet her Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh as her first official visit to India gets under way.

Twirling Battery Concept promises a quick fix

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“battery concept designed by Song Teaho and Hyejin Lee. While there’s still a bit of work to be done with the actual “working” part, the concept is to simply let you twirl your cellphone battery around your finger a few times for a quick bit of juice to send a text or make a call”

US military offers $40,000 challenge to internet users

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“According to the event’s organisers, the challenge is an attempt to find out more about how large-scale problems can be solved by using the net and social networks to enhance “timely communication, wide-area team building and urgent mobilisation”.

The idea is that through observing how the various groups attempting the task fare, the organisation will learn a significant amount about the way computer systems and popular websites can be used to harness collective intelligence.”

SOA Watch – El Salvador Delegation

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Join Fr. Roy in events commemorating the 30th anniversary of Monseñor Romero´s assassination at the hands of SOA graduates. Walk in the footsteps of martyrs Ita Ford, Maura Clark, Fr. Ignacio Ellacuria, Celia Ramos and others. Accompany SOA Watch’s Partnership America Latina (PAL) Coordinator Lisa Sullivan in visiting high level Salvadoran government officials in asking that El Salvador send no more soldiers to this school of assassins. For more information and to apply, write Lisa Sullivan at LSullivan@soaw.org

No let up as Europe braves cold snap

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Europe continues to brave the big chill. In Germany, sub zero temperatures and heavy snowfall, combined with strong winds, made for an unpleasant cocktail for road users.

France ‘to tax Internet ads’

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France could start taxing Internet advertising revenue from online companies such as Google.