Germany wins FIFA World cup 2014

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Breaking News > Germany beats Argentina 1-0 to win the World Cup final in Brazil

Germany are the 2014 FIFA World Cup champions, lifting the Trophy for the fourth time in their history after overcoming Argentina 1-0 courtesy of an extra-time goal by Mario Gotze at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

The substitute settled a tie that was in the balance from the first minute until the last with a finish of startling composure given the circumstances, pressure and surroundings. His strike proved the difference, with Argentina unable to respond in what little time remained, adding another star to the Europeans’ crest following their triumphs in 1954, 1974 and 1990.

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams reveals how Buddhism helps his pray


Former Archbishop of Canterbury reveals intense daily meditation ritual influenced by Buddhism and Orthodox mysticism

The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Williams has disclosed that he spends up to 40 minutes a day squatting and repeating an Eastern Orthodox prayer while performing breathing exercises as part of a routine influenced by Buddhism.

He also spends time pacing slowly and repeatedly prostrating himself as part of an intense early morning ritual of silent meditation and prayer.

The normally private former Archbishop Continue reading

Asylum-seeker mothers attempt suicide to get kids to Australia

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A dozen mothers in an asylum-seeker camp have reportedly attempted suicide so their children can be settled in Australia, piling pressure on Prime Minister Tony Abbott who said Wednesday he would not be morally blackmailed.

The Sydney Morning Herald said the women tried to kill themselves this week after being told they would be taken from a detention centre on Christmas Island to Papua New Guinea or Nauru.

Any boatpeople who arrived in Australia after July 19, 2013 cannot be resettled in the country, regardless of whether they are eventually judged to be genuine refugees.

They are instead sent to Continue reading

Pizza Hut bills a Customer “Mr Fucker”

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The Pizza Hut outlet in Maharagama, Sri Lanka has made a colossal blunder by issuing a bill on which the customer’s name appears as Mr. Fucker.

The customer, D. Shirantha Perera of Pannipitiya has sent a letter to Gamma Pizzakraft (Lanka) Pvt Limited, the company which operates Pizza Hut in Sri Lanka, saying he was deeply hurt after seeing the bill issued to him by the Pizza Hut outlet in Maharagama.

“On 22nd June 2014 I placed my order at Continue reading

Apple iWatch expected to relese on October with Several Sizes

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As promised, we are in full iWatch watch-mode, putting our ears to the ground for all the latest intel on Apple’s expected Internet-connected wrist device. The latest insider information points to a fall release, as early as October.

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Apple’s smartwatch will come in a variety of different screen sizes. And we should expect the iWatch(es) to pack 10 sensors, which will at least in part act as health and fitness trackers, according to The Journal.

Apple recently debuted Health, an app that collects your various health signs and stats in one place. For now, most of that data needs to come from devices made by other companies. An iWatch that can actually track all of those signs would make sense for Apple, to bring the process full circle.

Also this week, sources cited Continue reading

Microsoft to release Nokia X2 with Android as 1st phone after its takeover

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Microsoft has unveiled its first phone after completing its takeover of Nokia’s handset division – and the device is powered by Android.

The operating system, developed by Google, is usually seen as a rival to Microsoft’s own Windows Phone OS.

Microsoft said the Nokia X2 offered it a way to hook users into its cloud-based services, several of which come Pre-installed as apps. One expert said the alternative would have been leaving “money on the table”.

“I still find it astounding that Microsoft Continue reading

Blackberry signs with Amazon to offer Android apps in bid for survival

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BlackBerry is set to offer 240,000 Android apps to its smartphone users in a surprise deal with Amazon.

The deal will allow BlackBerry to add a vast array of consumer-focused apps to its devices, and to focus on developing enterprise and productivity applications.

However, many believe the move could be a last roll of the dice for BlackBerry after its devices suffered poor sales.

BlackBerry customers using devices powered by its 10 operating system will be able to access popular Android apps such as Groupon, Netflix, Pinterest, Candy Crush Saga and Minecraft.

The apps will be available on Continue reading