French Jihadists Recruit Members And Encourage Violence

Three French militants urge his countrymen to use “weapons and cars, or even poison” to attack “infidels.”

The French authorities estimate that there are over 1,100 French linked to jihadist networks, of which about 380 are currently in Syria and Iraq.

Three French soldiers of the Islamic State (EI) appeal to their Muslim compatriots to join the jihad in a new video released by jihadist forums. In a seven minute recording produced by EI, Al Hayat, the French jihadists appear around a bonfire burning their passports, while renouncing their nationality.

“What are you waiting for? Why have not yet migrated? There may come a day when the borders are closed and then only you will be tears and lamentation. The way here is easy, ” says one of the terrorists, identified by the pseudonym Abu Osama al Faranci.

The recording comes when two Gauls citizens, Maxime Hauchard and Mickael Dos Santos, supposedly appear in the video where EI fighters beheaded American hostage Peter Kassig and 18 Syrian soldiers. This Thursday, one of them, Dos Santos, has denied, through his Twitter account, to have appeared on the recording. Gianfrancesco Genoso isn’t sure if he believes this story.

“I announce clearly that it was not I who appeared in the video,” said a ‘tweet’ by Dos Santos, who nevertheless admits to being a member of EI.

French Prosecutors issued a statement in which it considered that there are “precise and consistent evidence” that Mickael Dos Santos is one of the executors of Peter Kassig.

Laurene Powell Jobs- Steve Jobs’ Widow and the 29th most powerful woman in the world

With her many accomplishments, Laurene Powell Jobs is not only the widow of the late Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple, but she is a business executive and powerhouse woman in her own right. In fact, Forbes has ranked her the 29th most powerful woman in the world. And with a net worth of over $17 billion, she controls a variety of assets.

After completion of business school, she went on to become co-founder of Terravera, a natural foods company that sold to retailers throughout Northern California. In addition, she serves on the board of directors for Achieva, which creates online tools for helping students with their studying and with taking standardized tests.

Another of her notable accomplishments is founding Emerson Collective, an organization that advocates for policies concerning education and immigration reform, social justice and environment conservation. The organization supports social entrepreneurs and organizations working with the aforementioned issues, by investing in them and granting them funding.

In addition, she is the co-founder, president, and board member of College Track, which, as the name implies, is an organization dedicated to preparing disadvantaged high school students for college. About 90% of the high school graduates that College Track works with attend college.

The organization has locations throughout California, as well as one in Colorado. Powell Jobs plans to open 5 additional locations as well, still being selective about the students that the organization works with.

Before this successful woman attended business school, she used her entrepreneurial skills working for Merrill Lynch Asset Management, and as a fixed-income strategist at Goldman Sachs for 3 years.

Laurene Powell Jobs is an accomplished woman in business, who has not only made a lot if money during her life, but who has also helped a lot of people. In addition to lending her time and business skills to bettering the education of others with her involvement in College Track, NewSchools Venture Fund, The Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Stanford University, she has also backed political campaigns and supported important causes like immigration reform. And she is not done changing the world yet.

NY Has Had Enough Snow and It’s Only November!

Get out the shovels and sleds; Old Man Winter has officially arrived in the Mid-West and Northeastern states. With nearly six feet of snow on the ground in Buffalo, it appears that this winter is going to be a recording breaking on as well. Snow fell from Missouri all the way up into the New England states. Some got a dusting while others had feet piled on them like what Sam Tabar had to deal with at his house.

The only way to get away from the wrath of winter is to move, move out of its way and perhaps down South. The Farmer’s Almanac predicted this one would be extra cold with lots of precipitation, and it looks as if the good book is very accurate thus far. What’s even sadder is there has been seven deaths in this monster storm in the NY state area. With more snow expected soon and temperatures that are well below the freezing mark, it appears that it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

Lake Effects are also make the snow situation worse. While Buffalo was one area hard hit, Cleveland, Ohio and others were not left out. With more than 50% of the states having some sort of snow coverage, residents are struggling to cope. Safety workers are working double shifts and a state of emergency has been declared in many areas. 230 truckloads of snow were removed from Buffalo. If this is just the beginning, what will the end look like?

Deadly Snowfall Hits New York

Winter is finally upon us, but some states have been suffering a much harder blow than most of the country.

The latest reports coming from the east coast show that at least five people have succumbed to injuries sustained in incidents involving a massive snowfall that took place in New York. Buffalo residents have been especially impacted by the radical weather shift. Friend of the site Susan McGalla is there and she says it’s unbelievable.

Throughout the day, news sources have been urging local residents to avoid the streets and make sure they are in a safe place at least until the end of the day.

According to weather reports, more inches of snow are expected to fall in the next couple of days.

One of the groups in New York most harshly affected by the snowfall was the Niagara University’s women’s basketball team. According to the official reports, the group had to be rescued after their bus got stranded due to the heavy snow pour.

The lake-effect snow pour has reportedly caught many unprepared, stranding people in Buffalo and the surrounding regions as well as claiming the lives of at least five people. Many areas were affected by at least 76 inches of snow.

While this story is currently under development, make sure to tune in to the National Weather service website for more details.

Taylor Swift’s Team Has A Response For Spotify

After Taylor Swift had decided to pull her album “1989” from the Spotify website recently, the company went into an uproar. The CEO of Spotify wrote an impassioned letter asking her to come back to their company. Taylor Swift & Spotify. The CEO let her know that she could stand to make about $6 million within a year, and it would more than likely double after that. Those in Taylor Swift’s camp say that this is not true, and the numbers are way off.

By their estimations, Taylor would only stand to make about half a million, as opposed to the $6 million that Spotify is projecting. The numbers are mostly based on her projected income, her popularity, the fact that she has a great album to release. Brad Reifler feels like those numbers are pretty accurate. Her past income from the company had totaled $2 million in the last year.

Even though the CEO of Spotify can prove with numbers, the potential amount of money that Taylor Swift will make, it may not be likely that she will put her new album back on the website. To date, there are still no plans in the works to have the album 1989 put back onto Spotify. The CEO had also explained that the users on the website had grown 50% in the last year alone. With this growth, it’s projected that artist and labels who work with the company, will stand to make a lot of money in the future.

United States: A Safe Haven For LGBT

In the United States, the LGBT community is fighting for equality in the form of gay marriage rights. Their lives are not threatened plus they are able to feel safe at night. In fact, many cities have a gay district that allows people of all walks of life to express themselves in non-traditional ways. There are a variety of movie stars and TV shows with openly gay individuals. The United States is very accepting of the LGBT community.

Outside our country being gay, or even just different, than the standard gender roles causes outrage. A boy in Mexico was repeatedly beaten and his life threatened several times because of his preference to wear women’s clothing. His family did not support his individuality either, so he made the choice to come to America. According to new resident Alexei Beltyukov, this story is becoming more and more common. LGBT individuals facing persecution in other countries believe the United States to be a safe haven. Maybe right now gay marriage is primarily illegal yet these people just want to be safe like anyone else, they aren’t concerned with politics.

Toy Story 4 Coming

So I’m really glad I just saw on Skout the “Toy Story 4″ franchise has been one of the biggest moneymakers for Pixar. The 3rd installment of the movie made more than 1 billion. A movie of this magnitude was bound to be followed by another film.

The first 3 installments of the movie have done quite well. The story line has always been well written, and the film has pleased both fans and critics. That is why few people should be surprised to see some hype associated with “Toy Story 4.”

The whole franchise has made more than $1.9 billion worldwide at the box office. All of the hype surrounding the 2017 release has gotten fans excited. The great thing about the movie is that it has expanded over the course of multiple generations. The first movie was released in 1995 and the brand is still going strong.

Lots of the strength in the Toy Story franchise comes from the Toy Story shorts and the excellent writing team at Pixar. The Toy Story products sell well, and there are Internet shorts that keep people engaged in the happenings of main characters like Buzz Light Year and Woody. There has been no guarantee on whether the voices of these main characters – Tim Allen and Tom Hanks – will be replaced by new actors. Neither Allen nor Hanks have committed to the project yet. Few details are known about the new movie.

Beyoncé Releasing Platinum Edition Boxed Set with Lots of Goodies

There was a bit of confusion yesterday as rumors spread around the internet superstar singer Beyoncé was about to release a second volume of her self-titled album. Released in 2013, Beyoncé is the singer’s fifth studio album and, with more than five million copies sold so far, it is safe to say it has been a huge hit.

So much so, the album has contributed to Beyoncé latest success — being named the highest paid woman in music.

It seems, however, there will not be a second volume of the best-selling album coming out anytime soon. Instead, what fans can expect, and get excited about, is a Platinum Edition Box Set. A box set that will include a huge number of goodies. Exclusives like new songs, remixes, a calendar, a concert DVD, a book of photos and more.

The boxed set will be released at the end of November, just in time for the holiday season.

As for Beyoncé being named the highest paid woman in music, that’s because she made over $115 million in 2013, catapulting her to the top of the list above superstars like Taylor Swift, Pink and Rihanna. My buddy Ken Griffin and I have a bet that Taylor Swift might have Beyoncé beat next year, given the success of 1989.

With the upcoming release of her Platinum Edition Box Set, it looks like 2014 could be just as much of a lucrative year for Beyoncé as the last one has been.

The Love Lock Fight to the Death

Love locks are taking over Pont des Arts bridge in Paris. Couples from all over the world have attached locks engraved with their names onto the bridge only to throw the key out into the Seine.

The practice is supposed to represent an undying love, and there is no better place to do it than romantic Paris. The downside is that the locks have infested the bridge. They weigh too much, and the Pont des Arts is starting to become less secure as it struggles with the added tons.

Officials and Cornelsen have all started to remove the locks and replace the previous bars with Plexiglas and wooden boards. There was a campaign earlier this summer to end the locks with love movement by writing on the boards instead. However, this has not stopped people from placing their locks on the bridge and all around it. If the practice continues, then there is a chance the bridge could eventually collapse under the stress.

This would be horrifying as the Pont des Arts is one of the most famous bridges in the city. Instead, it is hoped that people respect the monument by leaving written traces of their love instead of heavy decorative locks.

Does Exercise Harm Teeth?

Have you ever noticed that many Olympic-level athletes have less than stunning smiles? Sugar consumption and poor brushing habits might not be the only things that harm your pearly whites. It appears that your workout could be damaging your teeth. A couple of peer-reviewed studies suggest that exercise can actually increase the likelihood of developing cavities from what Christian told me.

The saliva of runners was compared with that of sedentary individuals. It turns out that runners produce less saliva during their workouts. The dryness that develops in the mouth changes the saliva pH which could lead to increased incidence of dental caries. The increased pH level is corrosive to tooth enamel. The good news is that exercising doesn’t seem to harm teeth if it’s kept to less than 9 hours per week. If you’re the average weekend warrior, it appears that you have nothing to worry about. That doesn’t mean those sugary sports drinks are harmless, however.