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Oil firm to create West Lothian jobs

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 19:22
Aberdeen-based Oil and gas services company Oil States announces plans to create 100 new jobs in West Lothian.

Brian Clough memories 10 years on

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 18:57
How is Brian Clough remembered, a decade on from his death?

Police separate rivals in Glasgow

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 18:21
Police make six arrests after separating groups of rival Unionists and independence supporters in George Square in the centre of Glasgow.

UK couple missing after hurricane

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 18:10
A British couple are reported missing off the Mexican coast after Hurricane Odile hit the country last weekend.

VIDEO: Guilty pleas in US embassy bombings

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 17:45
An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania has pleaded guilty in federal court in New York.

Imams in hostage video appeal to IS

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 16:48
Two high-profile imams in the UK make a direct appeal to Islamic State militants to free Alan Henning, a UK hostage threatened with death.

Court to hear Berlusconi fraud appeal

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 16:08
The European Court for Human Rights will hear Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi's appeal against a fraud conviction, his lawyer says.

Russian jets intercepted off Alaska

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 15:40
Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm.

The economics of slow money

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-09-19 15:14

We came across a story from Vermont Public Radio about a new digital currency called Beetcoin.

It's an electronic currency like Bitcoin, designed for farmers with small and medium-sized operations, and that got us curious about how smaller-scale farms are funded and the economics behind running a farm.

To put that in context, we headed over to Rockefeller Center in New York City, where we met up with Christopher Wayne, the technical director of Greenmarket Farmer's Market's technical assistance program. Greenmarket's oversees New York City's Farmer's Market Programs. 

While a farmer's market might seem like an oasis of natural goodness in the heart of the city, as Christopher Wayne explains, there's a lot of work with "slow money" that goes on behind the scenes to bring these markets here.

"Slow money" brings us back to Beetcoin. What exactly is slow money?

As Vermont Public Radio's Angela Evancie explains, "Slow Money is looking to establish networks where the investors in small farms and small food businesses are local, they're right there in the community … and they are the ones connected to the investors."

Click play above to hear more about Slow Money and the economics of farming.

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 15:13
Social media trends of the week - in 60 seconds

Migrants speak of horror at sea off Malta

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 15:10
Migrant survivors in Malta speak of horror at sea

Texas Appears To Step Back From Proposal To Sell Alcohol At Some Gun Shows

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 15:08

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission received hundreds of negative comments about the proposal. Staff of the commissioners deciding on the new regulations have advised against it.

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A marriage counsellor on healing the referendum hurt

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 15:05
A marriage counsellor on healing the referendum hurt

Why I'll risk my life for Ebola patients

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 15:05
Why I'm risking my life to help people with Ebola

Search for 86.7m euro lottery ticket

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 15:03
The search is on for the owner of ticket which scooped 86.7m euros (£68.3m) in the Euromillions jackpot in the Republic of Ireland on Friday.

VIDEO: River dwellers fear for their future

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 15:01
A government immigration census in Cambodia has members of the ethnic Vietnamese community living on the Tonlé Sap river fearing for their future.

VIDEO: Metal ballet meets Games of Thrones

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 15:01
Brutal Ballet performed a Games of Thrones inspired piece at TitanCon, a science fiction and fantasy convention in Belfast.

The scary element that saved the crew of Apollo 13

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 15:00
The scary element that helped save the crew of Apollo 13

How does Code Pink stay out of jail?

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 14:58
Why authorities refuse to ban disruptive protesters

Anticipating Attacks, GOP Campaigns Focus On Courting Women Voters

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 14:03

National Republican Party officials encouraged 2014 candidates to launch positive ads targeting women. One for a House candidate from Minnesota touts an annual charity walk he does in pink heels.

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