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Plants Respond To Sounds Of Insects Eating Leaves

At least to me, plants have never seemed like the brightest bulb in the box. They stand around, looking green, hoping for a sunny day but not able to walk, talk or turn on the TV. However, due to a recent university press release, I have got to rethink my attitudes about vegetation.
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The Coming Destruction Of Hong Kong

Hong Kong as I write this is being paralyzed by demonstrations led by idealistic students and left wing Occupy Wall Street types. I spend a lot of time in Hong Kong. But I have to admit. I didn’t see this coming. I never thought this would get this big....
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Forensic Science Meets Nuclear Chemistry

As a kid, I read the Sherlock Holmes stories and the mysteries of Agatha Christie. As an adult, I wrote four mysteries that focused on a Quaker heroine solving crimes she happened across in her religious community — I published them using my grandmother's name — Irene Allen — as a pseudonym. And, as a geologist, I have read about real-life criminal investigations that involved samples of sand and soil....
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A Bronx Fire Turns Fatal

There was a fire at 111 Rhinelander Avenue in the Morris Park section of Bronx, which started around 8:00 a.m on Saturday, September 27, 2014....
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Official Jeter Painting Released Ahead Of Legend’s Farewell

Yankee captain Derek Jeter is wrapping up his Hall of Fame career Monday, 29 September, 2014, but his legacy will be captured forever on canvas....
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A Collection Of Sayings

-To remodel a house takes one year. To remodel a soul takes a lifetime. -Connecting with nature is connecting with God because God is in nature. -To ...
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4 Misconceptions About Personal Bankruptcy: The Not-So-Ugly Truths About Going Chapter 13

While most financial analysts agree the US economy is headed towards recovery, it is still a sobering reality that 1 in 55 households will file for personal bankruptcy this year....
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Smarter Than Your Average Bear

Alex Waroff had a fantastic summer job this year. The veterinary student at Washington State University worked with faculty members as they tested just how clever grizzly bears are. What's at issue is the use of tools....
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What You Should See

Melissa Mark-Viverito did not place her hand over her heart during a 9/11 ceremony.

Niagara County Business Owner Arrested

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced today that a Niagara County business owner has been charged with sales tax fraud....
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How Hard Is That?

A good friend of mine checks each morning on the web for the final "Jeopardy" question. It's the last question on the taped "Jeopardy" program to be broadcast later that day. I do not go to movies or follow sports, so I'm often at a loss when it comes to many quiz show questions. But recently I was in a position to answer the "Jeopardy" question because of my early training in geology....
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Bronx’s Iconic BankNote Building Acquired

Perella Weinberg Partners Asset Based Value Strategy, a leading alternative asset management strategy and a unit of Perella Weinberg Partners, and Madison Marquette, a leading commercial real estate investment and operating company, today announced the acquisition of The BankNote Building, a 410,000 square-foot office complex in Bronx, New York....
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A Lot More Hotel Rooms Coming To Bronx

Hundreds of hotel rooms will soon be coming online in Bronx....
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Ex-NY Assemblyman Credited For Fighting Corruption

A former New York state assemblyman from the Bronx will not serve any time in prison for making false statements because he "helped clean house" in state politics by cooperating in a lengthy corruption probe that resulted in the conviction of another state assemblyman and five others, a judge told him Thursday....
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Former Bronx Court Clerk Accused Of Pocketing $80K

A former clerk at a Bronx courthouse has been indicted for stealing more than $80,000 by under-reporting cash transactions, prosecutors said Friday....
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Trump’s New Bronx Golf Course To Neighbor Homeless Shelter

The city is planning to open a homeless shelter at the now-shuttered Capri Whitestone Hotel in Bronx....
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Bronx Man Charged With Attempted Burglary In Fort Lee

A 30-year-old Bronx man was arrested after he allegedly entered a residence on South Street Friday morning while the owner was at home, authorities said....
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Suspect In Bronx Attempted Rape

Police are searching for a man who attacked a woman near a subway station in Bronx, and they're hoping surveillance video will lead to an arrest....
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Bronx Office Hires 54 New Prosecutors

The Bronx District Attorney's Office has hired 54 assistant district attorneys, all graduates from the law school class of 2014....
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Bronx Boss Accused Of Harassing Secretary

The owner of a Bronx real estate company showed off a bit too much of his personal property to his secretary, court papers say....
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The Coming Destruction Of Hong Kong

Hong Kong as I write this is being paralyzed by demonstrations led by idealistic students and left wing Occupy Wall Street types. I spend a lot of time in Hong Kong. But I have to admit. I didn’t see this coming. I never thought this would get this big.

A Collection Of Sayings

-To remodel a house takes one year. To remodel a soul takes a lifetime. -Connecting with nature is connecting with God because God is in nature. -To
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Bronx Letter Carrier Honored For Heroism

It was early Wednesday, December 18, 2013, and Jermaine Shirley could not wait to get to work.

How Many British Governors Were Elected By The People Of Hong Kong?

The answer to the above question, for those who did not know, is none. In 1841 under duress the Qing Dynasty ceded Hong Kong Island to the British. From 1843 until 1997, when Hong Kong was handed back to China, all Governors of Hong Kong were appointed by the British government. Nobody cried, nobody complained. But now the so called “Occupy Central” people are holding Beijing to a higher standard.

In Hong Kong - The Peg Is Not Likely To Be Changed

In my opinion, the Hong Kong dollar peg, which has been set since 1983 to the US dollar at 7.80:1.00, should and will remain unchanged. There are sound economic reasons for this but I believe the primary reason is political.

Investing Under The Law Of Accelerating Returns

“This time it’s different—the most expensive words in investing.” So eminent investor Sir John Templeton has opined.

For Now, I Will Defer To Viverito

You should know that a lot has happened since the morning of Thursday, June 19, 2014, when I sent out a press release titled: "Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, NY Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Members of the Community Are Disgusted by Recent Firings at El Diario la Prensa."

A Great Man Cometh?

Every once in a great while a larger than life figure comes along who dramatically changes his (or her) country for the better. Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Deng Xiaoping are three that come to mind. Narendra Modi, the just elected future Prime Minister of India, has this potential for greatness. And yes this has significant investment implications.
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Bronx Man Sentenced For Attempting To Scam Elderly Women

Norman Gladney's arrest by Leonia police more than a year ago for running a street scam, known as the "pigeon drop" marked his 80th arrest.
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Time To Pause?

Bend it Like Zuck

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Maria Perez

reports on the Highbridge section of Bronx. Before enrolling in Columbia’s journalism school, she reported for some of the most widely circulated Spanish newspapers (ABC, El Mundo), as well as for Agencia EFE newswire and the British Medical Journal, covering local news, social issues, science, health, culture and the environment. Born in Madrid, she graduated from a Madrid university in law and journalism and she also holds an MBA. Before coming to the USA, she lived in Spain, the United Kingdom and Israel.