On this episode of GGN, The Baka Boyz stop by to chop it up with longtime compadre Nemo Hoes. They reveal their darkest secrets in music production and of finding hidden talent. Also find out what they have Nemo Hoes sign, as well as tales of storms from Stormy's stormy past.
What if every soldier could run a four-minute mile? That's the goal behind 4MM, or 4 Minute Mile, a student project to create a wearable jetpack that enhances speed and agility. Working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and a faculty mentor, Jason Kerestes is the mastermind behind 4MM. He built a prototype of the jetpack and is now testing and refining his design to be as effective as possible.
Yes, you read that right. Beyoncé and Jay Z are reportedly working on a joint album together!
As the rumor mill continues to turn on the subject of the two megastars calling it quits, it seems as if they’re not paying it any mind. Already releasing the first part to their “Bang Bang” short film this week, the report of their upcoming album is something that added a little more excitement to everything.
Sure, the news of the album is something that we all expected to come some time soon, but now that it could potentially be on its way, it seems a little more realistic. Breaking the news on air, Dash Radio’s DJ Skee claims that sources close to the couple state that fans can expect the album late 2014 or early 2015.
The huge news comes fresh off of the heels of the couple wrapping their “On The Run” summer tour. While no official announcement has been made yet, one can only wonder how big the two are going to do it surrounding this project.
A man awake late at night accidentally injures himself, only to find mysterious letters at his door in a series of increasingly bizarre events linked to a creepy urban legend that may actually be real. An atmospheric short film that gives birth to a terrifying new urban legend.
In another bad sign for the Japanese electronics giant, Sony has forecast a net loss of $2.15 billion for the current fiscal year, nearly five times its original estimate of $488 million (JPY50 billion ) through March of 2015.
The company blamed the drastic downturn on poor smartphone sales and said that it will take a $1.76 billion (JPY180 billion) impairment charge against the phones division in the second quarter.
The group’s overall sales and revenues forecasts are unchanged at $76 billion (JPY7.8 trillion), but instead of making an operating profit, the group now expects to record operating level and pre-tax losses.
It explained that instead of trying to grow its phones business, it will now focus on reducing risk and volatility in the segment which it says is subject to “significant change in the market and competitive environment.” It will now change strategy in certain geographical areas, concentrate on its premium lineup, and reduce the number of models in its mid-range lineup.
The smart phones sector is undergoing a period of turmoil with a number of newer manufacturers challenging the dominance of Samsung and Apple, and introducing cheaper models that sell well in middle and lower income countries.
The problems in the phones division is a very significant blow for the company, which has suffered years of difficulties in its TV set manufacturing and PC businesses, but which as recently as July surprised on the upside. In the first quarter it unveiled a profit of JPY26.8 billion ($261 million), boosted by stronger earnings in the Games & Network Services division.
In the first quarter, the corporation’s ‘pictures division,’ which Sony has been under pressure to sell and where there has recently been a spate of high profile executive exits, recorded an operating profit of JPY7.8 billion ($76 million), more than double the 3.7 billion yen ($36 million) reported in the first quarter of FY2013.
GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe."
Even as President Barack Obama is ordering the deployment of 3,000 U.S. military personnel to help provide aid in the region, Doctors Without Borders said the global response to Ebola has been far short of what is needed.
"The response to Ebola continues to fall dangerously behind," Dr. Joanne Liu, president of the medical charity, told a U.N. special briefing on Ebola in Geneva. "The window of opportunity to contain this outbreak is closing. We need more countries to stand up, we need greater deployment, and we need it now."
Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO's assistant director-general, said Tuesday that "this health crisis we face is unparalleled in modern times."
The numbers are staggering: At least 2,400 deaths have been blamed on the outbreak, which has touched Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal since it was first recognized in March.
Half of the nearly 5,000 cases occurred in the last three weeks, and officials said Tuesday that it was not unthinkable that 20,000 could become infected before the outbreak is over.
"It's a potential threat to global security if these countries break down," Obama said, speaking of the hardest-hit countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea
"If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people affected, with profound economic, political and security implications for all of us," he said after outlining new steps being taken by the U.S. to contain the outbreak.
In addition to the troop deployment, the heightened U.S. role in West Africa will include erecting new treatment and isolation facilities, training health care workers and boosting communications and transportation support, U.S. officials said in Washington.
Hundreds more international health workers will likely be required. Some 3.3 million hazard suits will be needed in the next six months to protect those caretakers from the virus, which is spread by contact with bodily fluids such as blood, urine or diarrhea. Some $23.8 million alone will pay burial teams and buy body bags, since the bodies of Ebola victims are highly infectious.
In a report released Tuesday, WHO said all of this and more will cost $987.8 million. That's 10 times what the organization estimated the outbreak would cost at the beginning of August.
"We risk a humanitarian catastrophe if we do not see rapid action to scale up, not just the Ebola response but also the provision of essential services and the support platform to put that in place," Aylward said.
Recent weeks have seen a flurry of promises of aid.
In addition to the U.S. forces, the U.N. health agency said China has promised to send a 59-person mobile laboratory team to Sierra Leone that includes lab experts, epidemiologists, doctors and nurses. Britain is planning to build and operate an Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone, and Cuba has promised to send the country more than 160 health workers.
"The question is translating these commitments into quick action on the ground," said Dr. Unni Krishnan, head of disaster preparedness and response for the aid group Plan International.
Still, hospitals and clinics in West Africa are now turning the sick away because they don't have enough space to treat everyone — a sure-fire way to increase the spread of the disease, which in this outbreak is killing about half of those it infects.
The United States, in particular, drew criticism last week when it promised to set up a 25-bed field hospital in Liberia to serve health care workers, both local and foreign, who become infected. Many thought the contribution was paltry, given that experts were saying Liberia needed at least 500 more treatment beds.
Based on the best-selling novel by Zane, ADDICTED is a sexy and provocative thriller about desire and the dangers of indiscretion. Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard appears to have attained it all - the dream husband she loves, two wonderful children and a flourishing career. As perfect as everything appears from the outside, Zoe is still drawn to temptations she cannot escape or resist. As she pursues a secretive life, Zoe finds herself risking it all when she heads down a perilous path she may not survive.
HIDDEN COLORS 3: THE RULES OF RACISM is the third installment of the groundbreaking documentary series that talks about the untold history of people of color. For this installment, leading scholars and historians discuss topics of Race and History in America.
Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour: the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. The trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area. Suddenly everything goes dark. When one of the students, Nic (Brenton Thwaites of "The Giver" and "Maleficent"), regains consciousness, he is in a waking nightmare
Boss Suchart is the owner of an elephant camp. When he is murdered, all evidence points to Kham (Tony Jaa), who was seen with the victim before he died. Kham is forced to run as the police launch a pursuit. Meanwhile, the twin nieces of Boss Suchart (Jija Yanin Wismitanan and Teerada Kittisiriprasert) are out for revenge. But luck is on Kham's side when he runs into Sergeant Mark (Mum Jokmok), an agent sent to Thailand on a secret mission. In another twist, Kham is drawn into an underground fighting ring run by LC (RZA), a crime lord who's obsessed with collecting top-class martial artists. LC's fighters are branded by numbers, such as the lethal, beautiful Twenty (Ratha Pho-ngam) and the diabolical No. 2 (Marrese Crump). These fighters are ordered to capture Kham for a special mission.