28 Children Stabbed At Kindergarten In China In Copycat Attack Huffington Post
A knife-wielding man attacked a kindergarten class of 4-year-olds in eastern China on Thursday, slashing 28 children in what an expert said was a copycat rampage of two other episodes at Chinese schools in the past month. A 47-year-old jobless man, Xu Yuyuan, burst into a classroom at the Zhongxin Kindergarten early Thursday, waving an eight-inch (20-centimeter) knife and stabbing a security guard who tried to stop him, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Five students were in critical condition following the attack in Jiangsu province’s Taixing city and two teachers and the security guard were injured, said Zhu Guiming, an official with the Taixing propaganda department.
Irish music blogs under attack over royalties Guardian
The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) has moved against several of the country’s MP3 blogs, demanding licences that threaten to shut down some of Ireland’s most-respected music sites. Sites including Nialler9 and the Torture Garden have been asked to pay hundreds of pounds annually to continue sharing songs – most of which are sent to them by the artists and labels themselves. So far, IMRO has contacted only three blogs, but it plans to widen its net – requiring licences for any site that offers song downloads/streams and “is made available in Ireland”. Both the Torture Garden and Asleep on the Compost Heap are amateur blogs that generate no revenue; they have no ads and are hosted on Google’s free Blogspot service. The Torture Garden is particularly well-regarded, with earnest writing and original artwork, interviews with acts like Final Fantasy and Peter Bjorn and John, and its spotlight on emerging Irish talent. Nialler9, maintained by Dublin-based journalist Niall Byrne, is four-time winner of the Irish Blog award for best music blog. That site, while just as sincere in its indie evangelism, does take some advertising.
Peter Gabriel enters abortion debate CTV News
Singer Peter Gabriel weighed in on Canada’s abortion debate on Wednesday, saying he believes in the medical procedure, particularly for young rape victims in war zones. The former Genesis frontman was asked what he thought about Canada’s decision to not support funding for abortions in developing nations. That position is part of the G8 family planning initiative Prime Minister Stephen Harper will champion at a meeting in June. “Abortion is a very hot issue and people come down very strongly, one way or the other,” Gabriel told a news conference on Wednesday just a few hours before the first of two shows in Montreal. “I believe in abortion…. It’s very difficult for us to judge, but from observation and talking to a lot of people and seeing the terrible lives some unwanted kids have, that’s my personal belief.”
Col. Russell Williams faces 82 more charges CBC
Municipal and provincial police have added 82 charges against Col. Russell Williams in relation to break-ins in Ottawa, BellevIlle and Tweed, all in Ontario. Municipal and provincial police have added 82 charges against Col. Russell Williams in relation to break-ins in Ottawa, BellevIlle and Tweed, all in Ontario. (Department of National Defence/Canadian Press) Police have charged a former CFB Trenton commander who is already facing two first-degree murder charges with 82 more offences in connection with unsolved break and enter crimes in Ottawa, Belleville and Tweed in Ontario. Col. Russell Williams, who is scheduled to make an appearance via video in a Belleville court Thursday, is already facing charges of first-degree murder in the deaths of air force flight attendant Cpl. Marie-France Comeau, 37, who worked at CFB Trenton, and Jessica Lloyd, 27, of Belleville. Williams has also been charged with home-invasion sex attacks on two women in September that also occurred in eastern Ontario.
Turner: TW chief deemed Google a ‘bulls–t’ biz Hollywood Reporter
Ted Turner called his former Time Warner colleagues “dumb” on Monday for selling the company’s stake in Google too soon and for not selling CNNfn to Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. The Mouth of the South, as he is sometimes called, was speaking at the Milken Institute Global Conference on the topic of renewable energy — which he has embraced as an environmental activist — though he veered into media history every so often. “This is what I said at the Time Warner board room. I’m not on the board anymore because they didn’t get it,” he said while making the point that energy policy needs improvement. “We have to stop doing the dumb things and start doing the smart things. “We had 5% of Google in a music merger and I said to Dick Parsons, ‘Dick, I think we ought to hang onto that Google stock.’ That was 10 years ago. He said that company is a bunch of bullshit.”
Children ‘would rather explore the world virtually than travel’ Telegraph
The computer age is creating a generation of children who would rather explore the world virtually than take foreign holidays, according to a new report. Young people are more likely to play computer games and indulge in social networking than enjoy leisure activities outside, it is claimed. As 3-D technology improves, more people will be tempted to sightsee from the comfort of their own home instead of actually visiting other places, the report says. Trends in Japan, which often predict what will happen here, indicate the travel industry will need to offer far more engaging experiences to tempt youngsters from their armchairs.
Harper digs in over Afghan documents Toronto Star
Prime Minister Stephen Harper hinted Wednesday he was prepared to go to an election if necessary to prevent the release of all uncensored Afghan prisoner documents to the House of Commons as directed by Speaker Peter Milliken. ‘It’s hard to take it really any other way,’ NDP Leader Jack Layton told reporters after listening to what he took to be an implied threat from Harper during question period. Harper’s comments added to signals from the Conservative government that it plans to dig in it heels on the release of Afghan prisoner documents.
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