[20 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Finnish School System gets Revamp

Gretchen Bogan, WHRW News
According to the Independent, Finland has begun to restructure its approach to education. While the world, and especially the USA, has been desperately searching for the key to educating their youth, Finland has been setting examples of success. On the international league tables, Finland has some of the best results in literacy and numeracy. The only nations outranking Finland in the Program for International Student Assessment  are Singapore and China. However, Finland, just like every one else, is still making strives to improve. Currently, Finland has begun …

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[4 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Jeffrey Goldberg, WHRW News
According to CNN, California Governor Jerry Brown has issued mandatory water restriction in an attempt to reduce usage by 25% in the drought ravaged state. The announcement was made in the Sierra Nevada mountains, usually covered by 5 feet of snow. Now, it is nearly dry. — Impose significant cuts in water use on campuses, golf courses, cemeteries and other large landscapes.
Some other measures included in the order include:
– Replace 50 million square feet of lawns throughout the state with “drought tolerant landscaping.”
– Create a temporary, statewide …

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[31 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

Jeffrey Goldberg, WHRW News
It was revealed recently that the passport numbers and visa information of 31 world leaders were accidentally leaked to soccer organizers by Australian officials before the G20 summit in Brisbane back in November of 2014. This includes people such as president Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It was decided at the time not to alert anyone involved. The BBC reported a quote, “Given that the risks of the breach are considered very low and the actions that have been taken to limit the further distribution …

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[31 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

Benjamin Heo, WHRW News
According to the New York Times, two federal agents were charged yesterday with money laundering and wire fraud for allegedly stealing Bitcoins during their investigation of Silk Road, the deep-net drug marketplace taken down by the FBI in 2013. The two agents, who had worked for the Secret Service and for the FBI, resigned under the pressure of this investigation. One agent is accused of transferring over $800,000 worth of Bitcoins and other online currencies into his personal account that had been placed under his control as …

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[30 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

Benjamin Heo, WHRW News
According to the New York Times, an American convoy of over 120 armored vehicles and 500 troops have been travelling on an 1,100 mile tour through six European countries in an effort to bolster the visibility of US military presence in the region. According to Lt. General Ben Hodges , commander of US Army forces in Europe, the week long event had been slowly planned over the course of the last few months. Local residents on the journey expressed their support of the tour, which comes amid …

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[30 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

Kevin Mesquita, WHRW News
According to Buzzfeed News Amazon announced today that it’s launching a new section of it’s site aimed at on-demand “Home Services.”This means that outside of delivering goods to its users,  the company will now offer services such as plumbing and gardening. They will send a vetted professional to your door.  The hope is to make services as easy as ordering online. This isn’t completely out of left field for them either since many of their products come with service installment (like mounting a TV to the wall). According to amazon, 95% …