Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Secrets and strides – the singular experience of a North Korean marathon

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/apr/16/north-korea-marathon-pyongyang-running

17% of Candidates in India Elections Facing Criminal Charges

http://www.hindustantimes.com/elections2014/the-big-story/ls-polls-alleged-killers-arsonists-rapist-in-the-fray-today/article1-1208993.aspx

Floating nuclear power plants could avoid disasters like Fukushima

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/16/5620916/mit-floating-power-plant-concept-could-avoid-disasters

China Responds to Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement

http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/china-responds-to-taiwans-sunflower-movement/

Kagoshima by-election is showdown for major parties

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001214851

Japanese-made missile part set for takeoff to US

http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/Japanese-made-missile-part-set-for-takeoff-to-US

The Google Bus logical fallacy explained

http://pando.com/2014/04/16/google-buses-pay-1-per-stop-but-it-costs-me-2-to-ride-muni-logical-fallacy-explained/

India’s 2014 General Election: A Primer | The Diplomat

http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/indias-2014-general-election-a-primer/

Board Of Supervisors Members Face FBI Questions Over Yee Corruption Charges

http://sfappeal.com/2014/04/current-board-of-supervisors-members-face-fbi-questions-over-leland-yee-corruption-allegations/

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Japan, U.S. confirm plan to relocate Osprey training out of Okinawa

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20140416p2g00m0dm032000c.html

Asia Spending Big Buck on Arms

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/World/WOR-02-150414.html

Newer Asean members' revenues pinched by free trade zone

http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/Newer-Asean-members-revenues-pinched-by-free-trade-zone

Chinese visa restrictions further hurt North Korean economy

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/korean_peninsula/AJ201404150038

New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell resigns over corruption charges

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-premier-barry-ofarrell-resigns-20140416-36qwv.html

The Rise of Leland Yee As A Reflection of SF's Neighborhood Politics

http://www.sfweekly.com/2014-04-16/news/leland-yee-shrimp-boy-raymond-chow/full/

America's Urban Growth: Short-Term Correction or Long-Term Trend?

http://m.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2014/04/population-growth-dense-us-cities-short-term-correction-or-long-term-trend/8875/

How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained)

http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/14/sf-housing/?fb_action_ids=10100228930258732&fb_action_types=og.likes

Monday, April 14, 2014

Japan Opens Door To SE Asian Tourists With Visa Waiver

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20140415p2g00m0dm033000c.html

Philippines Tests International Law in South China Sea

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-01-110414.html

Fashion city: Vancouver?! Who Knew?

http://monocle.com/film/business/fashion-city-vancouver/

Benioff, Conway Back Parker in Political Startup

http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/04/napster-founders-new-startup-voter-engagement/

China's Industrial Policy and Commercial Aviation Manufacturing

http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR245.html

PLAN surface combatant fleet now and future

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2014/04/plan-surface-combatant-fleet-now-and.html

In China, Some Pervs Are More Equal Than Others

http://qz.com/198932/china-latest-crackdown-on-porn-has-little-to-do-with-porn/

New Statesman Looks at SF's Tech Boom, And Sees A(nother) Villain

http://www.newstatesman.com/laurie-penny/2014/04/tale-two-cities-how-san-franciscos-tech-boom-widening-gap-between-rich-and-poor

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Dangerous Neighborhoods: U.S.-Japan Naval Cooperation

http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/dangerous-neighborhoods-u-s-japan-naval-cooperation/

Google: All Grown Up and Sold Out

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-google-is-transforming-power-and-politicsgoogle-once-disdainful-of-lobbying-now-a-master-of-washington-influence/2014/04/12/51648b92-b4d3-11e3-8cb6-284052554d74_story.html?wprss=rss_politics

Bay Bridge: Rust Never Sleeps

http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_25558645/report-bay-bridge-rusting-critical-areas

San Jose: County to consider detailing Deputies to help Police

http://www.mercurynews.com/pensions/ci_25559090/san-jose-county-consider-offering-sheriffs-services-bolster

Google exec tries to evict tenants, creates a media win for anti-tech protesters | PandoDaily

http://pando.com/2014/04/11/google-exec-tries-to-evict-tennants-creates-a-media-win-for-anti-tech-protesters/

How the biggest lease in San Francisco's history came together

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/real-estate/2014/04/salesforce-transbay-tower-boston-properties-hines.html

SFFD Has A Rolling Stock Problem

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-fire-department-needs-281-million-to-replace-aging-vehicles/Content?oid=2768254

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Silicon Valley is using India’s elections as a PR exercise—and it’s working

http://qz.com/197717/silicon-valley-is-using-indias-elections-as-a-pr-exercise-and-its-working/

RMB (Finally) Emerges as New Global Currency

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/business/AJ201404100042

Japan's first halal fund to aid food exports to Muslim nations

http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Consumers/Japan-s-first-halal-fund-to-aid-food-exports-to-Muslim-nations

Jokowi and Indonesian Democracy

http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/jokowi-and-indonesian-democracy/

Youthquake in Taiwan

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/mas-pro-china-drive-hits-trouble-taiwan-students-come-age

Japanese Economic Mythbusting

http://neojaponisme.com/2014/01/15/japanese-economic-mythbusting/

Inequality Hits Home At Chilean Parliament

http://santiagotimes.cl/populist-young-deputies-propose-slashing-parliamentary-wages-half/

Bay Area school districts earn poor grades for educating poor, black and Latino students

http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_25524335/bay-area-districts-earn-poor-grades-educating-poor?source=rss

Most Californians Feel State Tax is Too Damn High

http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2014/04/californias-taxing-dilemma/

PG&E offers $250K reward for info on San Jose substation attack

http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_25538902/pg-e-offers-250-000-reward-info-san?source=rss

In the modern Web, a single strand of code can threaten everything

http://pando.com/2014/04/10/in-the-modern-web-a-single-strand-of-code-can-threaten-everything/

Hot item in the Mission: ‘Free Yee’ T-shirts