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Late-night shows mock Eastwood’s empty chair

September 2, 2012 |

Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood legend, but not all of his movies were smash hits. He’s no stranger to getting poor reviews.Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood legend, but not all of his movies were smash hits. He’s no stranger to getting poor reviews.



TODAY.com: Entertainment

CNN

Waiting for Obamacare

September 2, 2012 |

Dr. Sanjay Gupta profiles a cancer patient who couldn’t afford health care because of a pre-existing condition.


CNN.com – Video

TMZ

Nicolas Cage Settles DVD Debt

September 2, 2012 |

Nic Cage is a delinquent DVD renter no more — he has settled his tab with a Los Angeles video store, TMZ has learned. As TMZ first reported, Cage owed Old Bank DVD $ 224.48 in fees for two movies he never returned — “A Star is Born” and “The…

TMZ.com

«Rien n’est encore joué. Tout est possible», François Legault (PHOTOS)

September 2, 2012 |

Même si le véritable sondage aura lieu le 4 septembre, jour du scrutin, le chef de la Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ), François Legault, estime que rien n’est encore joué et que les électeurs peuvent causer une surprise à l’issu du résultat. Il a du même coup appelé ses militants à redoubler d’efforts; en plus de tendre la main aux anglophones.

Ils étaient environ 700 militants de la CAQ réunis à Drummondville, samedi, pour le dernier grand rassemblement de la campagne électorale. S’adressant en français et en anglais, François Legault, a livré une charge en règle contre le Parti québécois (PQ), la seule formation politique encore dans la course, pense-t-il.

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Huffington Post

New high-tech airships are rising in Southern California

September 2, 2012 |

Southland aerospace firms are building the next generation of blimps and other airships.

Not since the waning days of World War II have the mammoth wooden blimp hangars at the former military base in Tustin seen as much airship manufacturing work as they do today.



L.A. Times – Business

Syrian Forces Attack Rebels in Aleppo

September 2, 2012 |

Syrian warplanes and ground forces pounded the country’s largest city, Aleppo, as soldiers clashed with rebels in its narrow streets, activists said.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

You’ve Got One More Day To Apply For The Savannah Fund Accelerator

September 2, 2012 |

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The Savannah Fund is an African seed investment fund that aims to “bridge the early stage/angel and venture capital investment gap” in the region. A big part of that strategy is the fund’s startup accelerator — and the deadline to apply is Sunday evening.

The fund says each session will run for three months and operate out of the iHub in Nairobi, Kenya. It’s looking to select five startups and invest $ 25,000 each in exchange for a 15 percent equity stake.

Manager partner Mbwana Alliy tells me that the accelerator has received 120 applications so far. Startups from around the world can apply, as long as they plan to serve the Sub-Saharan market, but Alliy says that most of the applications come from Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Egypt.

The Savannah Fund was first announced in June. Since then, it also revealed its first investment (not part of the accelerator) in biNu, a startup offering a cloud-based app platform for feature phones and low-end smartphones.

In addition to Alliy, the fund’s managing partners include Erik Hersman, co-founder of Ushahidi and founder of iHub, and i/o ventures managing partner Paul Bragiel.

As for that deadline, one day might not seem like enough time, but the application is pretty simple — you just need to enter some basic info, like interesting projects you’ve been involved with and products that you plan to build. Plus, given the slight vagueness of the wording (“Sunday evening”), there’s a little bit of flexibility as to timing.


TechCrunch

Reality of Penn State’s situation sinks in with loss to Ohio – Los Angeles Times

September 2, 2012 |

Globe and Mail

Reality of Penn State's situation sinks in with loss to Ohio
Los Angeles Times
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The chant was persistent and pervasive. It started outside Beaver Stadium before noon and continued inside throughout the game. It cut through months of pent-up pain and jaw-dropping allegations and court trials and NCAA sanctions
New Era at Penn State Starts With Loss at HomeNew York Times
Mixed emotions in State CollegeESPN (blog)
Joe Paterno's widow, Sue Paterno, attends Penn State season opener, a 24-14 Washington Post
Hartford Courant –Newsday –Fox News
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Sports – Google News

Why I Disagree With Vinod Khosla About Digital Health — And Hope He Succeeds Brilliantly

September 2, 2012 |

Digital health is dominated by tech VCs; where are the investors with deep healthcare experience?
Forbes Real Time