Collected Virtual News
We've moved some links to the left column. We'll test this out for the next couple of days. Changes and edits continue to creep in. You'll also find a previous story now and then, any ongoing story links we keep, and lots of links to the searches we follow.
Our Daily News FavoritesWe use these the most often, so we moved them up to the top to save scrolling. We will continue to scrutinize our news sources and add to them. CVN Favorites BBC Today video minute: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/ Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/ Bing News: http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=news MSN today's whole site is set up for quick scanning.
Our Bing Daily Featurehttp://www.bing.com/?form=MSNBNV Red foxes in pictures is the first link for today's story. The next click takes us to a short island park video of Îles-de-Boucherville National Park. The map upon clicking shows us where that park is. We are in Quebec. In this next short video we learn more about foxes and how they are flourishing as the move to the cities. That final click let's you hear the fox. We clicked on a couple of those videos. Chirping, cries, screams and fightingfoxrs ae all available.
Halloween SearchesThere are tons of pages about Halloween. This search has a countdown clock. Lots of people are tracking this event. Halloween costumes are always big, this time of year. We begin our own preparations. We have a Roaring 20s bash coming October 28th to celebrate 90 years of Toastmasters. Every era has styles we now refer to as costumes. The Roaring 20s are a good example. Here are a bunch of pictures. This time, let's look at what people wore as captured by photographs. Most of those were women, so here is a men's fashion page.
CVN Selects: FeaturesNow and then we will select features, topics, or searches for your viewing (and ours) and place them here, before or after our separate Bing feature. The World Series started Tuesday Night, October 21 in Kansas City. Wednesday night, Kansas City tied the series at 1-1. The teams have a travel day, heading to San Francisco for the next three games. All games are scheduled for pre-game talking heads at 7:30 PM ET broadcast on FOX. The games will start around 8:07 PM ET. The Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants play for the championship. Our simple search brings us the news for the 2014 Baseball World Series. The latest on the Catalonia independence referendum. Nearly 5, 000 protestors marched to protest Spain's Supreme Court decision that an independence vote could not go forward. Their goal: to try to make the first vote a real step toward independence. The "unofficial vote" moves forward with the so-called "consultation" run by volunteers, rather than the Catalonian government. Formal talks were held Tuesday. They were broadcast and the government did offer possibilities for changes, but were far from what protestors wanted. World news did not expect success. We doubt that either party to the discussions did either. The protests will continue. The amazing thing was the governnment did openly talk to the protestors about the Hong Kong Protests. They must find areas for compromise. The US Election Center is active. We really like the election trivia section. Lots of information is available. There are predictions. The results will come. The voters will decide. Getting more voters to the polls makes the difference. Will this be the most expensive mid-term in history? Probably. Millions have been rolled into campaigns.
The Supreme Court Current SessionThe October session continues with deliberations and announcements. The calendar will show their schedule. Fridays are conference days. There is a wealth of information on the website. Past decisions, in pdf files, can be read in adobe reader files downloaded from http://www.supremecourt.gov/. Keep up with the latest news from John Roberts and the Supremes! The search reveals the news coming from the court, with other courts popping up in the list too. It is interesting to read about India's Supreme Court too. Here is our search: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Supreme+Court+Latest+News We still like this blog and site! we'll check it throughout this session:http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
Online ToolsThis Bing Calculator starts this new section. We are studying this one: a conversion search for mm to inches. Volume and many other conversions are offered too. We were able to reset the search to show one inch.
Weekend Anytime NewsThese weekend additions are now part of our daily list of links, and will expand. They are available whenever you have a weekend. USA Weekend: http://www.usatoday.com/experience/weekend/ The Onion: We think of it as False News for a Faulty world! This is a perfect weekend link, although new editions are kicked out, squalling, from the publisher's womb every Wednesday.
http://www.theonion.com/ Music Page I continue to spend a few stolen pleasurable hours celebrating music. Seeing one name still leads to another, then another. This page is a long way from done. What fun! Let the memories flow. October 14 debuts My fourth version of a music videos page. What a fabulous distraction. At least one more version is coming. Most likely several. Here is a Bing search for music, just type in a name after the word videos to see what you can find.
News WheneverThe Majors CNN: http://cnn.com/
NBC: http://www.nbcnews.com/ CBS:http://www.cbsnews.com/ ABC: http://abcnews.go.com/ USA:http://www.usatoday.com/
News Wherever:SAWe start with news in English from South America. http://colombiareports.co/ http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/tag/brazil-news/
http://www.buenosairesherald.com/ http://santiagotimes.cl/ This has Java script Obfuscation type 156. When we click on it. We've done that three times. AVG catches it each time. We chose not to make this link live. Wikipedia explains about what the coding does. It may be benign.
Quick LooksYahoo GMA: See the video or pictures today and the list of story links. Click the pic upon arrival for that story. : http://gma.yahoo.com/ CNN Newday: Home page: http://newday.blogs.cnn.com/2014/
USA Today Right Now: http://www.usatoday.com/rightnow/?q=home
Archives USA Today Search: http://www.usatoday.com/search/top%205/ CNN "5 things" Archive: http://newday.blogs.cnn.com/category/headlines/5-things-to-know-for-your-new-day/ NBC Top (5-7) in "know it all", and it is easy to find: Know it all Search (Great Archive): http://www.nbcnews.com/search/know%20it%20all Neighbors Canada 680 in Toronto: This one has ads with a clear schedule and lots of news: http://www.radioguide.fm/internet-radio-canada/680news 680 News site (fun to explore):http://www.680news.com/ Mexico Mexico News search Central America Central America News search Central America News search 2
College Football!Each weekend brings excitement, joy, and tears. There are lots of sources for sports news, we chose ESPN college football news: scoreboard from ESPN. We can check all the scores from every level of college football.
The ComicsThe Comics change Daily! Sadly the second site does not present as much initial content with the editorial cartoons. http://news.yahoo.com/comics/ http://www.gocomics.com/ USA Today: Editorial Cartoons:
Their success at presenting multiple ad impressions is an editorial cartoon all by itself! One new cartoon is added daily. http://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/opinion/cartoons/2012/09/18/daily-editorial-cartoons/1411813/
News AggregatorsWe spent a little time in search and discovered: http://lifehacker.com/5845798/five-best-news-aggregators Two sites we liked:
This new Polurls find interests us, It comes in three flavors, this first one is conservative.
Polurls-red:http://polurls.com/red/ Polurls-blue: "progressives" http://polurls.com/blue/ Polurls-purple: "moderates" http://polurls.com/purple/ Fark: is liberal, but funny http://www.fark.com/
Most Biased NewsLooking for different viewpoints brings us to identify conservative and liberal media. Here are two examples representing the extremes. Many people say or suggest all media is biased. Here are examples we consider polar opposites. Conservative: FOX News http://www.foxnews.com/ Liberal: The Daily Kos: http://www.dailykos.com/#
The 35th America's Cup in 2017!There will be lots of races leading up to the America's Cup in 2017. Here is the story: http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/sailing/29568613. We'll check the news about once a week. You can explore Bing's search for America's Cup sailing. We did enjoy the video history presented at the Sailing World site, and the written history on the America's Cup site.
Our Sports SearchesIt is time to catch up on the other sports activity going on, so here are several searches for the latest news on:
Our SearchesWith so much going on in the world we thought we'd try a few new searches over hot button issues and international locations that stay in the news from day to day that interest us. WE have been surprised that our sources bring us so little international news from Central and South America. We will look for additional sources in our searches. Issues Human Rights: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Human+Rights%2C+latest+news Civil Rights: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Civil+Rights%2C+latest+news
Places Syria: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Syria%2C+latest+news Ukraine: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Ukraine%2C+latest+news
Spain: http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=Headline+News+In+Spain Venezuela: http://www.bing.com/search?q=venezuela+latest+news
Bolivia: Bolivia, latest news
Brazil: Brazil, latest news
Argentina: Argentina, latest news
Peru: Peru, latest news Chile: Chile, latest news New Mexico: New Mexico images
New Mexico: New Mexico, latest news
New Mexico News Search: http://www.bing.com/search?q=New+Mexico+News
A FEW ONGOING SEARCHES AND STORIESCatch up on the Ancient World http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/archives/ancient-world/ Obamacare We like our one stop news source. They keep it updated. We think it works better than just grabbing stories and we will keep it! This will likely remain an off and on again news attack point until post election budget talks (again!) take front stage, center again: http://www.cbsnews.com/feature/obamacare/ Storms and Earthquakes We created a few weather searches so we - and our readers - could keep up on the latest devastation news happening too often these days around the world. We may play with our search parameters. It doesn't seem to be sorting the stories very well. Typhoons:
Publications InformationUS customers can get our ebook at Eyes on the World. It is free on Smashwords. Eyes on the World is now approved for the premium catalog. You only have to click the link! Read the blog for daily updates. The book, Eyes on the World is available at It was first published in final form on June 18th around 10 AM MDT. This Sci-fi/adventure series is just beginning and several more episodes are planned. In July he expected to publish his first story for children, but it wasn't ready, neither was the new book aimed at readers to children. It's back to the writing board. Selective critiques are being sought. Follow his journey on the Pondering and Piddling blog.
We do have two older, ongoing projects that need work and they are listed below. Each will be changed over the next year. We will alert you when each is ready. Anyone want to help?