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  • University of Mumbai among top 10 global schools with billionaire alumni
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:19:30 GMT
    The University of Mumbai has been ranked among the top 10 schools that produce the world's billionaires and has more number of such undergraduate alumni than London School of Economics. According to this year's Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census, 12 billionaires obtained their bachelor's degrees from the University of Mumbai, making it one of the top 10 schools in terms of number of billionaire undergraduate alumni....
  • Rand Paul: Master of Political Message-Switching
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:57:14 GMT
    In his speeches, Paul shows how good he is at tailoring his message to fit his audience. But that could come back to bite him as he goes national....
  • 'Dial M for Murder' director ready to thrill the audience
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:05:54 GMT
    He has been actively involved in theater since he was 6. He made his directorial debut in 2004 after spending more than 30 years as an actor. Klein has since directed and/or musically directed more than 20 plays and musicals, working with theater companies throughout the Bay Area....
  • East Bay's Park It: This Halloween, get festive on the farm, weird in the woods
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:55:57 GMT
    Halloween falls on a Friday this year. In anticipation, East Bay Regional Parks will stage several Halloween-themed events during this weekend before it....
  • TUPAC Unseen: New Book & Website Publishes Previously-Unseen Tupac...
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT
    Joel D. Levinson photographed Tupac Shakur in 1993, creating portraits that showed the human side of an Ikon. Two-decades later, Levinson is making these 'hidden' portraits public, launching a new book and website in a project entitled 'TUPAC Unseen' LOS ANGELES, CA, October 24, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Upon meeting Tupac Shakur, Joel D. Levinson was greeted with unguarded enthusiasm and an open invitation to photograph him on an unrestricted basis....
  • Neural compensation in people with Alzheimer's-related protein
    published on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:07:55 GMT
    The human brain is capable of a neural workaround that compensates for the buildup of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer's disease, researchers have discovered. The findings could help explain how some older adults with beta-amyloid deposits in their brain retain normal cognitive function while others develop dementia....
  • More on the Padres' new farm director
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:52:22 GMT
    Impact, homegrown talent has escaped the Padres in recent years, especially among position players. Part of that has been scouting, an area first-year GM A.J. Preller already has begun addressing with a number of hires....
  • Hoop stars turned TEs
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:18:20 GMT
    As The Post's Troy E. Renck wrote Thursday , Julius Thomas and Antonio Gates are proof of the evolution of the tight end in the NFL - players with the height and strength to effectively block who also have the speed and agility of a receiver. They're hybrids, and it's no coincidence that many of today's best tight ends were also power forwards on a basketball court....
  • Knowing prices tied to lower healthcare spending
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:19:26 GMT
    People who search and compare the prices of common healthcare services tend to spend a bit less than people who don't, according to a new study. The overall amount of money people and their employers spent on office visits, laboratory services and imaging tests was between $1 and $125 less than normal when they looked up the prices ahead of time, researchers found....
  • How to Watch the Solar Eclipse This Afternoon
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:37:00 GMT
    If you don't follow NASA on Twitter or read a lot of witchy, lesbian blogs, you might not know that a bad-ass, partial solar eclipse is headed our way this afternoon! See Also: Eclipse Viewing Party Solar Eclipse Spells Stress According to these calculations from NASA , Bay Area residents can expect the eclipse to start at 1:52 p.m., peak at 3:15 p.m., and end around 4:32 p.m. The Lawrence Hall of Science up in Berkeley is hosting a viewing party from 1:30-4 p.m. today if you'd like to watch the...
  • Final performances for 'L@TE: Friday Nights @BAM/PFA'
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:17:31 GMT
    For creative programming and avant guard music, one need look no further that the upcoming schedule for the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive after gallery-hours program " L@TE : Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA." BAM/PFA will be closing it's galleries to the public in late December in preparation for the move to the new museum building in downtown Berkeley in early 2016 so the November/December 2014 L@TE schedule will be its last at the old location....
  • We're Being Mislead About Wealth Inequality; No One Knows If It Is Rising Or Falling
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:11:45 GMT
    I'm a Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute in London, a writer here and there on this and that and strangely, one of the global experts on the metal scandium, one of the rare earths. An odd thing to be but someone does have to be such and in this flavour of our universe I am....
  • Hospital acquisitions leading to increased patient costs
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    The trend of hospitals consolidating medical groups and physician practices in an effort to improve the coordination of patient care is backfiring and increasing the cost of patient care, according to a new study led by the University of California, Berkeley. The counterintuitive findings, published on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, come as a growing number of local hospitals and large, multi-hospital systems in this country are acquiring physician groups an...
  • Californians Take on Big Soda After Failed New York Ban
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:59:18 GMT
    Voters in San Francisco , the first U.S. city to ban single-use plastic shopping bags, and Berkeley, the first to ban Styrofoam, will decide next month whether to put a tax on sodas and other sugary drinks to reduce ailments including obesity and diabetes. The vote is the latest effort by health advocates to curb soda intake, two years after a ban on oversized sodas in New York was tied up in courts by the beverage industry and later overturned....
  • California Middle Class Scholarship grants are still available
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:31:53 GMT
    UC and Cal State students from middle-income families are eligible for awards under the state's new Middle Class Scholarship program. Above, Wheeler Hall at UC Berkeley....
  • City agrees to discuss 'Culture of Peace' panel
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:06:10 GMT
    While Ashland Mayor John Stromberg has said that he doesn't want the city to take on any more commissions, some Ashland residents are asking it to create just one more. Members of the Ashland chapter of the Culture of Peace Initiative urged the city council to consider creating a Culture of Peace Commission during the public comment period at the council meeting Tuesday night.  The group, part of a United Nations-designated "Peace Messenger Initiative," describes a culture of peace as a...
  • Election 2014: Tax on sodas eyed in San Francisco, Berkeley
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:32:13 GMT
    Fracking: In Santa Barbara County, Measure P would ban high-intensity oil and gas operations that include fracking, well-stimulation treatments and some steam injection. Measure J in San Benito County and Measure S in Mendocino County would enact similar bans.Strong mayor: In Sacramento, Measure L would give more power to mayors to decide issues and less power to the city council and city manager....
  • Schools' pay data is slowly getting to controller
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:28:07 GMT
    Larry Rosenstock, of High Tech High, is the eighth highest paid K-12 school official in the state, according to data compiled so far by Controller John Chiang. Larry Rosenstock, of High Tech High, is the eighth highest paid K-12 school official in the state, according to data compiled so far by Controller John Chiang....
  • Golden Scholars: Health care backfires, California on display, and the cost of minimum wage
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:22 GMT
    Let's start with some background: why are so many medical groups starting to assemble? They know they can't form Voltron, right? "This consolidation is meant to better coordinate care and to have a stronger bargaining position with insurance plans," said study lead author James Robinson, professor and head of health policy and management at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health. "The movement also aligns with the goals of the Affordable Care Act, since physicians and hospitals working together i...
  • Blog Post: MVP Series: Business Intelligence Grows Up
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:49:00 GMT
    We focus on BI, Big Data and SQL Server, providing the latest news from Microsoft and the industry, sharing upcoming events, customer stories and SQL Server product information. Find out why SQL and not Oracle or SAP....