The NFL Draft And The Principle Of Causation

It’s hard to believe now that prior to the 1998 NFL draft a debate was raging over whether the best draft prospect would be Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf. Manning,…

Los Angeles Airport shooting: Phone system failed, investigation finds – Fox News

Fox NewsLOS ANGELES – A dispatcher at Los Angeles International Airport couldn’t immediately send police to a shooting last year because the emergency phone system didn’t provide a location, according…

Devo guitarist Bob Casale has died – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukOne of the founding members of US new-wave rock band Devo has died from heart failure at the age of 61. Guitarist and keyboardist Bob Casale died suddenly on Monday…

Devo guitarist Bob Casale dead at 61 – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsDevo guitarist Bob Casale dead at 61. Bob Casale, guitarist and one of the original members of Devo, died suddenly Monday from heart failure brought on by…

Britain, France Blame Assad For Geneva Failure – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyBritain and France have blamed the Syrian government for the failure of the internationally backed Geneva peace conference, after a second round of talks ended on February 15 with a…

Oakland Post, Gene Hazzard, Swift Boat Phil Tagami

Phil Tagami, the Oakland Rotunda and Fox Theater Developer currently working on the Oakland Global Facility, was the focus of a wholly inaccurate – ok just wrong – Oakland Post…

Lok Sabha polls in mind, BJP waits for LG Najeeb Jung’s move – Indian Express

Indian ExpressThe BJP on Friday described Kejriwal’s resignation as an attempt to “cover up” his government’s failure to fulfill promises, and questioned his moral authority. (Express Archive). Summary. The BJP…

Kerry tells Iran that existing sanctions will stay in place as negotiations continue – Washington Post

Washington PostWASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry told Iran’s foreign minister Sunday that the United States will continue to enforce existing sanctions on Iran while bargaining over a…

Google Failed at Smartphones. Can It Really Build Smart Homes and Robots? – Businessweek

BusinessweekOn the face of it, operating an existing cell phone company should be easier than creating and maintaining computerized eyeglasses, robots, and Internet-connected home appliances. Now that Google (GOOG) has…

Jerez Test 2014, Day One: F1’s new V6s era begins with the sound of silence – SkySports

SkySportsF1’s brave new world of turbo engines began with a bang and whimper at Jerez as the first day of 2014 winter testing fell flat with very limited running and…

Salman Khan to take responsibility for Jai Ho’s failure – Times of India

Times of IndiaBollywood superstar Salman Khan is not only the Dabangg Khan of the film industry but he is also Dabangg in real life. Unlike most stars who refuse to…

San Jose Sharks want to bring outdoor hockey to the Bay Area – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE — The Sharks want to bring outdoor hockey to the Bay Area, and their hopes for that are linked to the success or failure of…

Livni, Molcho head for Washington to confer with Kerry on peace talks – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostAfter six months of negotiations, there are still believed to be enormous gaps between Israelis, Palestinians. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post. Israeli’s top two…

Nintendo Studies New Business Model After Surprise Loss Forecast – Bloomberg

BloombergJan. 17 (Bloomberg) — Richard Windsor, an independent analyst at Radio Free Mobile, discusses Nintendo Co.’s revised forecast for the fiscal year to a net loss of 25 billion yen…

‘Partridge Family’ actor Dave Madden dies at 82 – Philly.com

Philly.comDave Madden, best known for his role as harried band manager, Ruben Kincaid on The Partridge Family, died Thursday. He was 82. According to reports, the actor died of congestive…

The Partridge Family’s Dave Madden dies age 82 – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukDave Madden, who was best known for his role in The Partridge Family, died in a Floridian hospice centre near his home in Jacksonville at the age of 82. The…

Ariel Sharon dies at 85: Former Israeli prime minister epitomized country’s … – Washington Post

Washington PostAriel Sharon, a monumental figure in Israel’s modern history who epitomized the country’s warrior past even as he sought to become the architect of a peaceful future, died Jan.…

Israel’s ex-PM Ariel Sharon dies – BBC News

BBC NewsIsraelis are beginning a short period of mourning for ex-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon who has died aged 85 of heart failure after eight years in a coma. The public…

Central African Republic crisis: Djotodia future in balance – BBC News

BBC NewsCentral African Republic (CAR) interim President Michel Djotodia is expected to face pressure to step down when he attends a regional summit on Thursday. His failure to quell violence…

Report cards: Methodical Chargers zap error-prone Bengals – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Cincinnati Bengals had been dominant in Paul Brown Stadium all season … until the San Diego Chargers came to town Sunday and decisively ended the home team’s campaign…

Israel ex-PM Ariel Sharon ‘deteriorates further’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe condition of Israeli ex-PM Ariel Sharon – who has been in a coma since 2006 – is showing “a slow and gradual deterioration”, doctors say. In the latest…

Ex-Premier Sharon’s Condition Is Life-Threatening: Doctor – Businessweek

BusinessweekFormer Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has taken a turn for the worse in the past two days and his condition is now life-threatening, one of his doctors said. “In…

Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Woodminster Wheelchair Problem In “White v. Oakland”

In this Oakland News, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan doesn’t know this until now, but as of this writing she’s about to be deposed in a lawsuit where the person who…

Raiders coach calls NFL agent’s conspiracy theory the ‘stupidest thing’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRaiders head coach Dennis Allen is giving Terrelle Pryor the start in Week 17. It’s a move Pryor’s agent has called ‘ridiculous’, claiming Allen is setting Pryor up for…

NASA’s spacewalk slamdunk marred by glitch – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldThe first in a series of emergency spacewalks to fix a cooling system failure on the International Space Station were completed on Friday evening Australia time. The repair…

Hagel: Afghan minister says security pact to be signed in ‘timely manner’ – CNN

CNN(CNN) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says his Afghan counterpart assured him that an important security pact will be reached with Kabul in a “timely manner,” despite a failure…

Deanna Santana: Oakland City Administrator Wants To Hide In Closed Session

The Finance Committee of Oakland’s City Council is scheduled to consider the job classification of personnel who will intake complaints against police officers on Tuesday morning. But in an email…

San Bruno Fire 3rd Anniversary: Calls For PG&E Utility Safety, Reforms

San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane today said, nearing the third anniversary of one of the worst natural gas pipeline disaster in U.S. history, that as his community continues to heal…

San Bruno Fire: CPUC Internal Emails Point To Illegal Interference By CPUC

UPDATE: San Bruno Happy With Latest CPUC PG&E Fine Moves Wednesday, San Bruno officials demanded the release of key internal California Public Utility Commission documents relating to the CPUC’s penalty…

Nik Wallenda Grand Canyon Skywire Walk : You Watched To See Him Fall

Nik Wallenda did the impossible in walking part of the Grand Canyon on his “Skywire,” 1,500 feet long and high above the part of the Grand Canyon that is over…

Facebook’s Instagram Has Video But It Has An Upload Problem

UPDATE: Media Ignores Facebook Instagram Upload Processing Problem Facebook’s Instagram has video, now. Is it too late to the game? Instagram, acquired by Facebook in 2011, held a press conference…

Oakland Mayor Quan Ready To Talk Oakland A’s Stadium Lease Via Media

The City of Oakland’s reacting to a small handful of media who asked for Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to give a statement on the Oakland Athletics Stadium situation, where the…

San Bruno Demands PG&E Pay $2.25 Billion For San Bruno Fire

In a media event today, The City Of San Bruno announced it wants Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to pay $2.25 billion for damages and home destruction that stemmed…

Vitoto Video App Shuts Down; Failure Is A Badge Of Honor

On January 23rd 2013 this blogger was contacted by Vinay Patankar, the Founder and CEO of a new microvlog app called Vitoto regarding trying out the app, and providing feed…

SXSW: Is Failure Still A Hot Topic? – by Brian Reich

One of my favorite activities when attending the South-by-Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin (SXSW) is to eavesdrop on people’s conversations. Don’t look at me like that… I am not trying…