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    Once bought for $20, 'Gone With The Wind' dress sold for $137,000 at auction. A dress worn by Vivien Leigh as she played Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With The Wind" has fetched $137,000 at an auction. That's a pretty healthy profit for the collector who bought the outfit decades ago for a mere $20 as it was on the verge of being tossed out. The outfit, a gray two-piece ensemble, was sold at an auction in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday, according to Heritage Auctions. It was the most sought after item among roughly 150 pieces of "Gone With The Wind" memorabilia on sale in the auction. They come from the huge collection amassed by James Tumblin, who used to work at Universal Studios. 'They were throwing it away' Tumblin said he came across the Scarlett O'Hara dress in the early 1960s while doing some research at a costume company. "I saw this dress on the floor and a docent told me not to bother to pick it up, because they were throwing it away," he said, according to The Telegraph. "I asked if he would sell it to me," he said. "I had noticed there was a printed label saying Selznick International Pictures and 'Scarlett production dress' was written in ink." From that savvy purchase, his "Gone With The Wind" collection snowballed. Other standout items include a straw hat worn by Leigh in a number of scenes in the movie and a gray wool suit worn by Clark Gable as his character, Rhett Butler, kicks down the door of Scarlett O'Hara's boudoir. Faded over the years The dress -- a jacket and full skirt ensemble -- was worn in several key scenes in the 1939 movie, including when Scarlett O'Hara encounters Butler and when she gets attacked in the shanty town. The outfit has suffered a little with age, however. When Leigh wore it in the movie, it was slate blue-gray. Over the years, it's faded to light gray. But that didn't deter the winning bidder on Saturday.Once bought for $20, 'Gone With The Wind' dress sold for $137,000 at auction. A dress worn by Vivien Leigh as she played Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With The Wind" has fetched $137,000 at an auction. That's a pretty healthy profit for the collector who bought the outfit decades ago for a mer...See more
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    Migrant Boat With 650 On Board Capsizes Near Libyan Waters: Malta PM A rescue operation was underway Sunday to save more than 600 migrants after their boat capsized in Libyan waters, Malta's prime minister said. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted early Sunday morning that there were "many feared dead," and fewer than 50 people had been rescued. Muscat said there were 650 immigrants on the boat, and that the Maltese armed forces were assisting in the rescue operation. The Times of Malta reported that the incident occurred near Libyan waters, 120 miles sound of Lampedusa, Italy. The capsize comes after more than 7,000 migrants — a record-breaking number — were rescued while trying reach Europe last weekend, according to the European Union.Migrant Boat With 650 On Board Capsizes Near Libyan Waters: Malta PM A rescue operation was underway Sunday to save more than 600 migrants after their boat capsized in Libyan waters, Malta's prime minister said. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted early Sunday morning that there were "many fe...See more
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    Why Billionaire Investor Reid Hoffman Is Betting Big on Bitcoin. Reid Hoffman has an expert eye for promising tech startups. The LinkedIn chairman and co-founder's early stakes in Facebook, Airbnb and Dropbox prove he's able to see the next big thing before most of us even know what it is -- and it’s paid off for him time and again. These days, the so-called “startup whisperer” is placing his bets on Bitcoin. As a full-time partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners, he claims his primary focus is to invest in “world-class entrepreneurs with new categories of ideas with the possibility of massive scale.” One of those entrepreneurs is Wences Casares, co-founder of Xapo, an ambitious, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Bitcoin wallet and storage startup. With Hoffman leading the charge, Greylock invested $20 million in Xapo last year. “Bitcoin has the potential to be a massively disruptive technology,” Hoffman wrote in a post announcing the investment last July. “It is the leading digital currency and it’s growing fast.” Then, in November -- a month before Bloomberg declared Bitcoin the worst-performing currency of 2014 -- he announced a hefty personal stake in Bitcoin that he brokered, a $21 million investment into Blockstream. The Montreal-based startup aims to improve upon Bitcoin’s blockchain backbone, the shared public ledger upon which the virtual currency’s entire network relies. We caught up with the father of online professional networking recently to find out why he’s betting big on Bitcoin and why he thinks the controversial cryptocurrency is here to stay. What follows are portions of that interview, edited for clarity and brevity. When did Bitcoin first pique your curiosity and when did you become a believer? I first got into it after speaking with Wences Casares, who I refer to as Patient Zero for Bitcoin in Silicon Valley. Patient Zero is the first infection of a viral contagion. I’d been paying attention to Bitcoin because a couple of other people that Wences had talked with, like Katana Capital founder Charlie Songhurst, had also talked to me about it and said that it was very important. No one had made the argument in a way that stuck yet, but it made me curious. I started to really think about it, so I sought out Wences in the summer of 2013. We had a fairly thorough conversation. He articulated very strong positive theories about Bitcoin and I began to feel empowered. What is most interesting about Bitcoin to you? What attracts you to it? Once I started really digging into it, I came to realize that there are three aspects to Bitcoin that are interwoven and Bitcoin is most interesting because of them. They are: One, it’s an asset, like digital gold 2.0. Two, it’s a currency in as much as currency is like the digital app that allows you to begin to transact and trade. And, three, it’s also a platform where you can build financial and other products on top of it. These attributes all bound together are what convinced me that there’s a certainty that there will be at least one global cryptocurrency and that there’s a good argument that it’s Bitcoin, or that Bitcoin is one of them, if not THE one. And, if Bitcoin isn’t that global cryptocurrency, then something else will be. I think that a global cryptocurrency that is an asset, a currency and a platform, is pretty essential for good progress in what we can do when it comes to building products and services, banking the unbanked in the third world and creating effective commerce across borders, among other things. You’ve said that you’re not concerned with the day-to-day price of Bitcoin, that you’re more focused on the long-game outlook of your Bitcoin investments. Why? My investment philosophy is very much long-term. I don’t do any small trades, like, “Oh, I’ll own this for a year and then I’ll sell it.” I invest only in long-term trends. That’s part of the reason I’m a venture investor. When I invested in Airbnb, when it was totally a new and random thing, most people said, “No way, no one’s gonna’ have strangers over at their house to rent a room, etc.” I saw it differently. When I invest, I think, “What is the way the world should be and is this investment part of that end? Is this plan the best plan for that to happen?” So that’s minimum five years. When it comes to Bitcoin, that’s the framework that I think about it in. Why do you think the price of Bitcoin has diminished so much since late 2013, when it soared above $1,000? I think that the price drop has gotten lost in asset speculation. A lot of people were like, “Oh, my God, I gotta’ get in now!” They thought it was a get rich quick scheme. Obviously the run up was driven by speculation. Speculation tends to be very volatile to, “Oh, my God, it’s headed down now. Oh, get out quick.” Speculators are not long-term buyers. Speculators are cash in on the upswing and know when to get off the boat. Honestly, I don’t even check the price. I don’t even know what it is right now. I would guess it’s around $200-ish. Once it went down to $200, it’s actually not been that volatile since. The volatility decreased after that big drop and it’s now coming to a point where it’s at the current clearing price. What are the biggest challenges holding Bitcoin back from mass adoption? There aren’t enough use cases that make it easy enough to transact in Bitcoin yet. It has to be easy to use and reliably fulfill people’s needs. Most of the places a digital asset is needed very badly are not places like the U.S., where I can sit with my dollars in the bank. It’s more like Argentina or Ukraine or Russia. Those areas still have to get to the point where it’s useful. Once you get the asset store working in those locations, you have to figure out where people want to transact in Bitcoin. Is it cross-border transactions? Is it other types of transactions that are unique and difficult to do? While it’s cool that Overstock will accept Bitcoin, a lot of people in the U.S. have credit cards and can buy from Overstock with them, so they don’t need to get Bitcoin in order to buy from Overstock. Most mass adoption of technology doesn’t just go do something just because it’s cool. When you get mass adoption, it’s because it’s serving a need. What is your advice to those considering investing in the Bitcoin space? Roughly speaking, it’s very much like a venture investment. What I tell people who are angel investors investing in it, even though I think that the likelihood that Bitcoin will go to zero is very low, I say don’t invest in something you’re not willing to lose, or lose a good portion of. Now, for portfolio management, like if you have $10,000 and you invest $500, that’s usually kind of an unsafe side bet. If you’re interested in Bitcoin, if you believe it’s part of how you think the world should be, the way the world will eventually end up going towards and you want to participate in that, then it might be for you. Or, if you’re in some place where you have no real, good asset value store and you’re uncertain about the banks, you’re uncertain about the government currency, then Bitcoin can provide a useful asset store for you.Why Billionaire Investor Reid Hoffman Is Betting Big on Bitcoin. Reid Hoffman has an expert eye for promising tech startups. The LinkedIn chairman and co-founder's early stakes in Facebook, Airbnb and Dropbox prove he's able to see the next big thing before most of us even know what it is -- and it’...See more
  • IS Claims Deadly U.S. Consulate Blast In Iraq.
    The militant group Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for an April 17 bombing near the U.S. consulate in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region that killed two Turks.

    IS said in a daily audio message posted online on April 18: "Security detachments were able to...detonate a car bomb left at the American consulate building in the city that led to the killing and wounding of many of them."

    But the U.S. State Department said the bombing in Ainkawa, near the Kurdish regional capital, Irbil, did not kill or injure any consular employees.

    Saman Barzanchi, the head of the Irbil health department, said April 18 that two ethnically Kurdish Turks were killed and eight people injured.

    Officials had said April 17 three people were killed.

    The relatively stable Kurdish region has largely been spared the bombings and shootings that have affected other parts of Iraq on an almost daily basis.

    IS Claims Deadly U.S. Consulate Blast In Iraq.
    The militant group Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for an April 17 bombing near the U.S. consulate in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region that killed two Turks.

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    French Customs Seize Record 2.25 Tons of Cocaine Off Martinique. French customs officers seized 2.25 tons of cocaine, their biggest ever haul, in a raid on a yacht off Martinique, the Finance Ministry said on Saturday. Officers aboard two coastguard launches intercepted the vessel 125 miles off the French Caribbean island on Wednesday and arrested three people, the ministry said in a statement. The wholesale value of the seized drugs was around $108 million, it added. The haul, which followed a two-year operation conducted jointly with Britain and Spain, amounts to more than one-third of the total of 6.6 tons of cocaine seized by French customs last year.French Customs Seize Record 2.25 Tons of Cocaine Off Martinique. French customs officers seized 2.25 tons of cocaine, their biggest ever haul, in a raid on a yacht off Martinique, the Finance Ministry said on Saturday. Officers aboard two coastguard launches intercepted the vessel 125 miles off the...See more
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    S.Africa's Zuma visits immigrants displaced by anti-foreigner violence. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Saturday cancelled a state visit to Indonesia to deal with a wave of anti-immigrant violence at home and promised peace to those who wished to remain in Africa's most advanced economy. The unrest which began in the port city Durban two weeks ago and spread to Johannesburg, Africa's economic hub, appeared to have died down on Saturday as police patrolled trouble spots. "We are certainly going to stop the violence," Zuma told hundreds of displaced African immigrants at a camp in Chatsworth, south of Durban, in a speech televised on eNCA. "Those who want to go home, when the violence stops you are welcome to return," he said, addressing immigrants who planned to board buses provided by their governments to take them back to their countries. Thousands of foreigners have sought refuge in camps set up in Johannesburg and Durban and the governments of Zimbabwe and Malawi began bussing their nationals back home. Violence flared after Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini said in remarks widely reported by South African media in March that foreigners should leave the country. He has since said his comments were misinterpreted and on Saturday attempted to defuse tensions. "Anyone who is waiting for an order from Zwelithini to attack people, no. No," eNCA reported the king as saying during a traditional ceremony in rural KwaZulu-Natal. At least four people have been killed in the violence over the last fortnight and foreign nationals have complained that the South African police are failing to protect them. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday expressed shock and disgust at the attacks on immigrants. "I would want now to express our sense of shock, disgust as we abhor the incidences which happened in Durban," said Mugabe, speaking on behalf of the regional Southern African Development Community and African Union, both of which he currently chairs.S.Africa's Zuma visits immigrants displaced by anti-foreigner violence. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Saturday cancelled a state visit to Indonesia to deal with a wave of anti-immigrant violence at home and promised peace to those who wished to remain in Africa's most advanced economy. The...See more
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    19 GOP presidential hopefuls gather at N.H. summit. NASHUA — Republicans who gathered here this weekend to court party activists found a common target in President Obama’s foreign policy, collectively arguing that missteps on five continents had sapped the United States of its strength around the world. From Iran to Cuba to China, the field of 19 potential presidential candidates faulted Obama for strategies they said were feckless and detrimental to the American future. “We need a commander-in-chief in this country who, once and for all, will identify that radical Islamic terrorism is a threat to us all,” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said during Saturday’s keynote speech on the second day of the First-in-the-Nation Republican Leadership Summit, which gave the country’s first primary voters a chance to audition White House hopefuls in person. The global focus represents a shift from the last couple of elections, when Republicans sought to impose a referendum on Obama’s economic performance. In 2012, when the economy was worse and party activists were more hotly opposed to Obama’s federal health care expansion, Republican critiques centered on domestic issues. And, with many Republicans expecting to face former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016, the thrust toward foreign policy permits them the twin targets of her and Obama. “Look what’s happening around the world. There are a lot of danger spots around the world,” US Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire told the Globe on Saturday. “So I expect you’ll hear that from many of the candidates.” Ayotte, who is not considering a 2016 run but is widely viewed as a potential vice presidential choice, dwelt on foreign policy for most of her own speech. She said others had done so “for good reason.” Each of the candidates who spoke fielded questions, many of which pivoted around foreign policy and national security. The Islamic State group, in particular, was mentioned by many audience members. Several speakers pointed to Obama’s decisions not to interfere earlier to stop the rise of the Islamic State group, to prod Iran to agree to a deal designed to slow that country’s development of a nuclear weapon, and not to project greater global preeminence toward Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken an expansionist tack, annexing Crimea and backing separatist rebels against the government in Ukraine, and has unnerved American allies in Europe. “This is a president whose policies are weak, whose policies are apologetic, and in many ways incoherent,” US Representative Peter King of New York said during a Friday address. The weekend also laid bare fundamental divisions within the party over how interventionist the United States should be. While most of the speakers criticized Obama for what they said was a failure to flex US military strength sufficiently, a few — most notably Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky — sounded the more isolationist notes that have been gaining currency within the GOP. “The other Republicans will criticize Obama or Hillary Clinton on foreign policy, but they would have done the same thing 10 times over,” said Paul, who also criticized National Security Agency intelligence-gathering techniques that other speakers defended. Paul, also speaking Saturday, jabbed at “a group of folks in our party who would have our troops in six countries right now.” Neither the chorus of withering assessments of Obama’s job performance nor the intraparty schisms are novel among Republicans. But the weekend march of candidates across the Crowne Plaza hotel ballroom stage helped solidify the policy elements that will help define the 2016 race. “We don’t all agree,” said King. “We have definite views.” By looping Clinton into the broadsides against Obama while all but ignoring other Democrats, Republicans also signaled how they will train fire on her. “She’s the architect of his foreign policy,” said US Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. At a Saturday dinner where he introduced Walker, former New Hampshire governor John Sununu, who was President George H.W. Bush’s chief of staff and is unaffiliated in the race, referred to “the Obama-Clinton administration.” “We have destroyed our capacity to influence what goes on around the globe,” Sununu said. Aside from the grave policy critiques, Republicans also used Obama and Clinton for laughs. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who ran unsuccessfully for a US Senate seat in California in 2010, mentioned her own extensive global travel, then referenced Clinton’s oft-cited miles logged during her time at the State Department. “Unlike Mrs. Clinton, I know that flying is an activity, not an accomplishment,” Fiorina said, winning laughs and applause. The summit came as candidates in both parties ramp up their campaigning, with a heavy focus on New Hampshire. Clinton, who announced her candidacy last week, is set to make her first campaign foray into the state on Monday. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush and US Senator Marco Rubio of Florida — two of the prospective candidates regarded in the field’s top tier — spoke on Friday. Both faulted Obama’s handling of the American role abroad, and Rubio said Obama had “eviscerated our military capabilities.” Bush, who used his remarks to tout his “ ‘I’m-not-kidding’ conservative” record, called Obama “the most liberal president in modern history.” “If only the terrorists attacked a golf course, that might actually get the White House’s attention,” US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said on Saturday. The 19 contenders — all but two of the still-forming GOP field — spoke in an oft-full ballroom over two days, using a stage backdropped by a large US flag and flanked by two others. Many used the occasion as a jumping-off point for campaign stops around the state. Earlier in the week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who on Friday told the summit that Obama was “a weak president,” sought to affix a spotlight on domestic matters, delivering an address Tuesday at Saint Anselm College proposing changes to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Without addressing those high-dollar programs, Christie said, the nation would be so financially strapped that it would be unable to tackle any other priorities.19 GOP presidential hopefuls gather at N.H. summit. NASHUA — Republicans who gathered here this weekend to court party activists found a common target in President Obama’s foreign policy, collectively arguing that missteps on five continents had sapped the United States of its strength around the wo...See more
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