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Studying in France: what you need to know - The Local

Studying in France: what you need to know - The Local | Press Review | Scoop.it
France is one of the most popular study destinations in the world, with nearly 300,000 foreign students. Relatively low tuition fees and the chance to live in France are certainly appealing, but France’s confusing higher education system can be frustrating to navigate.
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California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat | Press Review | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.
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Google super-fast US Internet service spreads

Google super-fast US Internet service spreads | Press Review | Scoop.it
Google's super-fast Internet service -- up to 100 times quicker than basic broadband -- is heading for four more US metropolitan areas as the technology titan ramps up pressure on cable service giants. A Google Fiber program launched nearly five years ago will expand to 18 cities in the Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham areas. "We can't wait to see what people and businesses across the southeast US do with gigabit speeds," Google Fiber vice president Dennis Kish said in a blog pos
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Amazon Announces New Enterprise E-Mail Service -- Redmondmag.com

Amazon Announces New Enterprise E-Mail Service -- Redmondmag.com | Press Review | Scoop.it
Amazon Web Service (AWS) announced the preview of its new enterprise e-mail service called Amazon WorkMail this week.
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Environmentalist Tom Steyer opts out of Senate race

Environmentalist Tom Steyer opts out of Senate race | Press Review | Scoop.it
Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer announced Thursday that he has decided not to run for the U.S. Senate, saying he believes he should stay focused on his work fighting climate change in California and across the nation.
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'The Interview' racks up $40 million in digital sales, heads to Netflix - Silicon Valley Business Journal

'The Interview' racks up $40 million in digital sales, heads to Netflix - Silicon Valley Business Journal | Press Review | Scoop.it
Seth Rogen and James Franco’s North Korean shenanigans have been rented or purchased 5.8 million times through Sunday and will be available to Netflix subscribers starting Saturday.
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Another Dem Rep. Giving 'Serious Consideration' To California Senate Bid

Another Dem Rep. Giving 'Serious Consideration' To California Senate Bid | Press Review | Scoop.it
Rep. Adam Schiff is the latest California Democrat to eye retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat, saying he is giving "serious consideration" to running in the 2016 race.

"Since Senator Boxer announced her retirement, I have been encour...
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New Research Quantifies the Oceans’ Plastic Problem

New Research Quantifies the Oceans’ Plastic Problem | Press Review | Scoop.it
New computer modeling suggests that 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing nearly 269,000 tons are currently floating in the world’s oceans.
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Huge fire in downtown L.A.: 'It looked like a bomb had just exploded'

Huge fire in downtown L.A.: 'It looked like a bomb had just exploded' | Press Review | Scoop.it
The fire early today in downtown Los Angeles engulfed an area the size of a city block, closed freeways and roads, burst windows of nearby buildings and melted freeway signs.
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Cinéma : première initiative pour plafonner le cachet des stars

Cinéma : première initiative pour plafonner le cachet des stars | Press Review | Scoop.it
Deux ans après la polémique lancée par le producteur et distributeur Vincent Maraval et presque un an après le rapport de René Bonnell , le...
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Les députés votent l'interdiction de l'achat du tabac par internet

Les députés votent l'interdiction de l'achat du tabac par internet | Press Review | Scoop.it
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There will be 5x more French Startups than US at CES 2015

There will be 5x more French Startups than US at CES 2015 | Press Review | Scoop.it
With the advent of Connected Hardware & Internet of Things, the once-passée CES has seen a revival in the last 3 years, attracting companies from aroun
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Arizona joins other states in federal immigration lawsuit

Arizona joins other states in federal immigration lawsuit | Press Review | Scoop.it
Arizona joined 17 other states suing the federal government and immigration agencies in U.S. District Court this week to derail President Obama 's executive action deferring deportation for up to 5 million people.
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California school orders non-vaccinated kids home after possible measles case

California school orders non-vaccinated kids home after possible measles case | Press Review | Scoop.it
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California high school barred dozens of non-vaccinated students from school on Wednesday over concern that a classmate may have contracted measles in a rare outbreak of the highly contagious disease that began at a Disneyland resort last month. The order, which affects 66 students at Palm Desert High School near the resort community of Palm Springs, marks at least the second time a California school has prohibited non-vaccinated students from classes
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Obama to propose spending $74B more in 2016 than mandatory spending cuts

Obama to propose spending $74B more in 2016 than mandatory spending cuts | Press Review | Scoop.it
Obama to rally Dems on budget plans
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VA unveils settlement to provide veterans housing on West L.A. campus

VA unveils settlement to provide veterans housing on West L.A. campus | Press Review | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a legal settlement Wednesday that will transform its sprawling West Los Angeles campus into a center of permanent housing for homeless veterans and curtail the controversial practice of leasing VA facilities to corporations and other non-government entities.
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7 dead in gas blast at Mexico City children's hospital

7 dead in gas blast at Mexico City children's hospital | Press Review | Scoop.it
A powerful gas tank truck explosion shattered a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least two people and injuring dozens.
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France Vows Forceful Measures Against Terrorism

France Vows Forceful Measures Against Terrorism | Press Review | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Manuel Valls of France announced new security measures Wednesday in Paris, including proposals to add about 2,500 new jobs to fight terrorism and monitor potential threats.
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Garcetti Won’t Mistake Picking Fights for Vision of Los Angeles

Garcetti Won’t Mistake Picking Fights for Vision of Los Angeles | Press Review | Scoop.it
On a flat-panel monitor mounted on his office wall, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti can see real-time emergency response rates, the number of streets that have been repaved and how well-funded, or not, pension plans are.
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Hundreds in L.A. hold rally for victims of terror attacks in France

Hundreds in L.A. hold rally for victims of terror attacks in France | Press Review | Scoop.it
Hundreds gathered Sunday outside Los Angeles City Hall to show solidarity against last week's terrorist attacks in France and to pay tribute to the 17 people killed.
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Garcetti Calls for Retrofitting of Quake-Vulnerable Buildings

Garcetti Calls for Retrofitting of Quake-Vulnerable Buildings | Press Review | Scoop.it
Los Angeles would become an "epicenter" of preparedness under a new plan by Mayor Eric Garcetti to prevent the city from being "jarred into action by a devastating earthquake. "
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Splashdown! Orion Spaceship Aces First Flight Test

Splashdown! Orion Spaceship Aces First Flight Test | Press Review | Scoop.it
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's Orion deep-space capsule hit a historic peak during its first robotic test flight on Friday, and then splashed down into the Pa...
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Report: Colorado leading the way in wind energy

Report: Colorado leading the way in wind energy | Press Review | Scoop.it
Colorado is one of nine states with more than 12 percent of electricity as wind energy.
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«Osons la France»: mettre l'innovation au goût du jour - Economie - RFI

«Osons la France»: mettre l'innovation au goût du jour - Economie - RFI | Press Review | Scoop.it
A Paris, au Grand Palais, du 4 au 7 décembre, les Français se réconcilient avec leurs entreprises. Le concept : bannir le «French bashing» et le pessimisme hexagonal ambiant en faisant émerger un message positif....
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