Bad Timing: Best Buy Website Crashes On Busiest Shopping Day Of The Year #BlackFriday
The Best Buy website crashed early on on Black Friday. The crash around 10:00AM. According to Business Insider, the crash happened moments after Best Busy sent a push notification to mobile devices saying the site was ready for more action following Thanksgiving sales. Both the mobile app and website are completely down.
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U. of Tel Aviv and Plain Old Leftist Discrimination
Students from universities nationwide wishing to use the University of Tel Aviv library may, with the exception of students from Ariel University, which is located in Ariel in Shomron.
Three students who attend Ariel University and live in the center of the country arranged to meet to study in the Tel Aviv U. library simply because it was convenient. When they arrived and showed the university identification, they were told they must pay 30 shekels each. They asked to speak with the head of ...
U. of Haifa Study: Omega -3 Reduces Smoking
Taking omega-3 supplements reduces craving for nicotine and even reduces the number of cigarettes that people smoke a day, according to a new study conducted at the University of Haifa. “The substances and medications used currently to help people reduce and quit smoking are not very effective and cause adverse effects that are not easy to cope with. The findings of this study indicated that omega-3, an inexpensive and easily available dietary supplement with almost no side effects, reduces ...
Looking for Parking in Tel Aviv? Read This
It is no secret that one of the challenges for motorists in Tel Aviv is finding a parking place. Home and apartment owners rent out their spaces during business hours and City Hall continues efforts to boost the city’s bicycle rental program due to the critical shortage of parking.
Most drivers would be more that perturbed to learn that a new 1,000 space parking garage that is completed is not being granted a certificate of occupancy (COO) permit because the company that built it has not ...
President Rivlin Launches 'Shemitah' Project Reflecting Economic Values of Traditional Agricultural Fallow Year
President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday night the eve of 24 Marcheshvan launched this year's ‘Shmitah’ project based on the idea of innovating and aligning the values of ‘Shmitah' in such a way that will be true to the values of our lives today: democracy, equality, mutual responsibility, personal responsibility, restoring the citizen's confidence in the public system and in businesses, and the maintaining a social safety net that will allow families to move from living a life of debt, to ...
Are The Bugs in Tropicana Orange Juice Kosher?
[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman]
Tropicana is the world’s leading producer of branded fruit juices. In all probability, this is because of its remarkable fresh, orangey taste. They get this taste through a unique and remarkable process—they actually squeeze oil out of the peel, centrifuge the oil to separate it from the surrounding water, and add some of the oil to the juice while maintaining careful quality control. Among the oils that are separated from the peels are essential oils, limonene ...
JFK Airport: Man Had Stun Guns, Machete in Luggage
Safety officials say they've found two stun guns, a machete and other weapons in a man's checked baggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the baggage belonged to a man heading to Dubai and the items were found by Transportation Safety Administration agents. It says the man has been arrested.
Port Authority police say the Queens man also had starter pistols, pellet guns and boxes of pellets in his luggage.
The man was taken ...
PLEASE DONATE: Charity Fund Established For The Widows & Orphans Suffering From Har Nof Terror Attack
Last week an effort was launched to raise one million dollars to benefit the widows and more than two-dozen orphans of the Har Nof shul massacre as well as the families of the injured.
Thousands of people have been remarkably generous, including one anonymous individual who has pledged to match donations up to a total of $1.1 million raised by this Shabbos, Parshas Vayeitzei.
If approximately $200,000 could be raised before Shabbos we would, b’ezras Hashem, end up providing these ...
Germany Signs No-Spy Deal With BlackBerry
Germany has approved BlackBerry's purchase of encryption firm Secusmart after signing a "no-spy" agreement with the Canadian smartphone maker.
Duesseldorf-based Secusmart provides special smartphones to German government officials that are meant to be safe from eavesdropping.
German media report that BlackBerry has agreed to provide Germany with access to software source codes.
Public broadcasters NDR and WDR, and daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung, also report that BlackBerry has provided ...
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like 2016 to GOP Govs
A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking through the sprawling, manicured grounds of a pink luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party's most fractured field in decades.
They rarely criticized each other in public, but there were subtle jabs in private.
Within hours of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gracing the cover of a magazine in an illustration of him kissing a baby's head, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ...
Ferguson Protests Move To Retail Stores
Dozens of people interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. Other Black Friday protests are planned in other shopping centers around the nation.
About two dozen people chanted "no justice, no peace, no racist police" and "no more Black Friday" after police moved them out of a Wal-Mart during an early-morning protest in ...
Ministerial Committee Approves 90 Percent Mortgage Bill
The Ministerial Legislative Committee passed a bill sponsored by MK (Yisrael Beitenu) Orli Levy-Abekasis that would permit one purchasing a home to receive a mortgage of 90% of the property’s value. The treasury is tenacious in its opposition to the bill, which was also opposed by Yesh Atid ministers serving on the committee.
Voting in favor of the bill were ministers from Yisrael Beitenu and Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi), Uri Orbach (Bayit Yehudi), Gilad Erdan (Likud) and Limor Livnat (Likud). ...
IDF Concerns Over Betar Residents Entering Arab Communities
The IDF in the near future will be working in cooperation with Betar Illit City Hall to prevent Betar Illit residents from entering nearby Arab villages, a move the army explains places them in life-threatening danger.
Security officials are working to drive the message home, that seeking to obtain less expensive services or to purchase products as a cheaper price does not change the fact entering villages places one in life-threatening danger. Officials make reference to an incident a few ...
Latest Knesset Channel Poll: If Elections Were Held Today
The latest Knesset Channel election poll was released on Thursday, 5 Kislev 5775. The survey was conducted by Panels Politics. The number of seats held by the party currently appears in parenthesis.
If elections were held today, which party would you vote for?
Likud: 23 (Likud + Yisrael Beitenu 31)
Bayit Yehudi: 18 (12)
Labor: 14 (15)
Yesh Atid: 13 (19)
Yahadut Hatorah: 8 (7)
Meretz: 8 (6)
Yisrael Beitenu: 7
Moshe Kahlon: 7 (0 – not in current Knesset)
3 Arab ...
Motzei Shabbos Atzeres Achdus at Lederman Shul In Bnei Brak In Light Of Har Nof Massacre
On motzei Shabbos Parshas Vayeitzei an atzeres achdus will take place at the Lederman Shul headed by HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita. The event is prompted by the mourning felt in the chareidi community following the barbaric attack in the Har Nof shul, Kehillas Bnei Torah.
Hence the gadol hador will appear at the atzeres achdus to give a chizuk to the tzibur. The Ponevezh Rosh Yeshiva, HaGaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein Shlita is also expected to take part along with other prominent ...
Chareidi Interpretation of the Political Map
The news in Israel is dominated with reported threats of the coalition breaking apart and electioneering by coalition and opposition MKs alike. Most experts feel the current administration is on its way out and it is likely that elections will be held in the spring of 2015.
Kikar Shabbos reports that a Shas party MK quoted anonymously warns the chareidim must be cautious for Yair Lapid is already working to blame the collapse on the coalition on the chareidim. For Lapid, this would set the ...
'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Becomes Rallying Cry Despite Questions Whether Hands Were Raised
The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown’s death — a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white cop.
Soon, “Hands Up. Don’t Shoot!” became a rallying cry for protesters in the streets of this St. Louis suburb and a symbol nationwide of racial inequality for those who believe that minorities are too often the targets of overzealous police.
Yet the witness accounts contained in thousands of pages of grand jury documents reviewed by The ...