Saudi Arabia: Life of Princesses


The link below is to an article reporting on a disturbing story from Saudi Arabia, which gives a glimpse of life for Saudi princesses and women.

For more visit:
http://nypost.com/2014/04/19/a-saudi-arabian-princess-reveals-her-life-of-hell/

Mark Driscoll Resetting Life


The link below is to an article that reports on the latest news concerning Mark Driscoll and various issues concerning his ministry at Mars Hill Church in Seattle.

For more visit:
http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2014/march/mark-driscoll-retracts-bestseller-status-resets-life.html

Can 130,000 online supporters get this young woman access to life extending drugs?


Originally posted on PandoDaily:

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It’s easy to forward an email, “Like” a Facebook page, or support a petition. Tugging heart strings is one of the quickest ways to make a message go viral. But what’s the weight of these actions? Can they help effect meaningful change?

Mikaela Knapp is 25 years old and suffering from aggressive metastatic kidney cancer. She’s been turned down from four clinical trials for a new cancer drug and might not have much time left. The FDA has compassionate use provisions designed to help patients like Mikaela to get access to trial drugs, but compassion is a highly subjective response.

Keith Knapp, Mikaela’s husband, has turned to Change.org to gather support. He’s a quarter of the way to his goal of getting half a million people behind him. The million dollar question now, is how this type of activism impacts upon Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck and Genentech – the companies running the trials.

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How to increase your iPhone’s battery life on iOS 7


Originally posted on Gigaom:

With the introduction of iOS 7, Apple added a ton of new and exciting features to your iPhone. However, in order to show off all of these new features, Apple has decided to turn them on: all of them. There’s an opt-out method (of sorts) when it comes to their use, but depending on the age of the device, this can decrease both performance and battery life. The problem most users are encountering is that they don’t know how to selectively opt-out of the features they do not use.

The following will outline how you can fine tune your iOS 7 experience, taking advantage of the features you like and turning off the features you don’t. In the end, you may find that you won’t need to charge your iPhone quite as often.

Settings with the biggest impact

Conserve Your Battery Life

Dim the brightness setting: If you think that iOS 7′s…

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Australian Politics: 20 July 2013


The Palmer United Party is just one of many political parties contesting the upcoming federal election. Clive Palmer, founder of the party, intends to be Prime Minister after the election – but what is he like? The link below is to an article reporting on the man behind the party.”>

For more visit:
http://www.smh.com.au/national/the-palmersaurus-party-20130715-2pyvl.html

Ever wondered what life is like for a former Prime Minister? The link below is to an article reporting on life after politics for former Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

For more visit:
http://www.smh.com.au/national/life-after-politics-for-julia-gillard-the-whirl-is-her-oyster-20130719-2q9ra.html

Syria: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on life for Christian refugees who have fled persecution in Syria.

For more visit:
http://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2013/05/article_2460731.html/

Article: The Life & Times of Nathan Tinkler


The link below is to an article concerning Australia’s once billionaire Nathan Tinkler and the financial trouble he now finds himself in.

For more visit:
http://www.afr.com/p/business/companies/inside_story_tinkler_and_bastardry_m2Ood2SGVn9ul4Bn27FiSO