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  • Women In Leadership: Amsterdam Deputy Mayor Kajsa Ollongren
    Where many political leaders in Europe see the refugee crisis as a liability, Kajsa Ollongren saw it as an opportunity to boost diversity, innovation and business. Meet Amsterdam's Deputy Mayor.
    By Shellie Karabell.  Forbes.  Sun, 29 May 2016 05:30:00 GMT.
  • VIDEO: A shop to make you an internet star?
    The BBC Business series My Shop visits The Startup Van team, who have now left their van and moved into a shop in order to offer their interview service.
    BBC News.  Sun, 29 May 2016 05:28:24 GMT.
  • Africa: Africa Needs Dialogue On a Non-Violent Opposition
    [Nation] Revolutions are rational enterprises in which non-violence has worked better than violence. ...
    All Africa.  Sun, 29 May 2016 03:14:29 GMT.
  • Venezuela Drifts Into New Territory: Hunger, Blackouts and Government Shutdown
    The country is adjusting to a new normal of closed government and business offices, food shortages and cuts in water, electricity and phone service.
    Nicholas Casey and Patricia Torres.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 28 May 2016 18:50:19 GMT.
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  • Pakistan bans TV contraceptive adverts
    Pakistan's media regulator bans commercials for family planning products after complaints that they prompted curiosity in "innocent children".
    BBC News.  Sat, 28 May 2016 15:53:07 GMT.
  • Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Techies vs. the Media
    Do tech venture capitalists really want to support a system in which moving fast results in company-ending lawsuits?
    Farhad Manjoo and Mike Isaac.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 28 May 2016 10:00:02 GMT.
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  • Indy 500 Drivers Prefer Whole Milk for Victory Drink, Poll Says
    Just like the Super Bowl is all about the commercials, half the fun of the Indianapolis 500 comes from the traditions surrounding the event. ...
    Kelly Pleskot.  Motor Trend.  Fri, 27 May 2016 22:30:04 +0000.
  • Outrage over racist Chinese detergent ad
    A Chinese detergent commercial showing a black man stuffed into a washing machine and transformed into a fair-skinned Asian has provoked outrage, although more so overseas that at home, where it was greeted with apparent acceptance
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 27 May 2016 18:31:00 +0200.
  • Molinaroli will lead JCI-Tyco for 18 months; successor named
    Johnson Controls Inc. CEO Alex Molinaroli, who has steered his company away from the automotive seating and interiors businesses during his two-and-a-half-year tenure, will serve as CEO for the combined JCI-Tyco International for 18 months.  Fri, 27 May 2016 13:44:40 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Burkina Faso Capital Hit by Water Cuts Amid Soaring Heat
    Water trickles out of the faucet sometimes around 2 a.m., and by dawn the taps run empty at Dramane Drabo's laundry business. It could be days before any more water returns, he laments. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 27 May 2016 07:52:54 -0400.

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