Security officer Cyril Ruthenberg on his wild photographic recognition

In February, part-time security officer Cyril Ruthenberg received news that one of his photograph had placed in the top 50 best nature and wildlife photographs in the annual Sony World Photography Awards (open competition category)—out of 173,000 entries! While the museum staff is used to hearing about their co-workers talents, Cyril’s stunning shot of a yawning lion begs to be shared with everyone else. I caught up with Cyril during one of his patrols through the Western art wing of the museum. Read more [...]

UN Security Council demands access to Syria’s Yarmouk

Members of the UN Security Council have expressed concern regarding the "grave situation" in the Yarmouk district in the south of the Syrian capital after the besieged area was infiltrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group last week. Dina Kawar, Jordanian ambassador to the UN and currently the... - Photown News Read more [...]

UN Security Council set to discuss Yemen crisis

More to this story UN says Yemen 'on verge of total collapse' Saudi Arabia claims success in airstrikes on Yemen The UN Security Council is due to meet to discuss the Yemen crisis as battles between forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and Houthi rebels for control of the southern Yemeni city of Aden continue to rage. The fighting has taken a heavy toll on civilians and the 15-member council will discuss a Russian proposal for "humanitarian pauses" in Saudi-led air strikes, which have... Read more [...]

Garissa university attack: The problems plaguing Kenya’s security efforts

(CNN)Build a wall the length of the border with Somalia. Recruit and train up thousands of new security officers. Give them better tactics and equipment. Kenya's politicians and public have struggled with these ideas over and over. But the blood of 147 people slaughtered and 79 more injured, when Al-Shabaab opened fire at a college campus in Garissa on Thursday, has them debating them with renewed vigor. Many Kenyans had believed that security improved enough since Al-Shabaab held Nairobi's Westgate Read more [...]

Social Security Q&A: How Can Two High-Earning Spouses Maximize Beneifts?

Today’s question asks what two high earners can do to maximize their Social Security benefits. The answer suggests using software to determine exactly how to do so and sketches out two general ways to get the highest benefits.
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Social Security Q&A: Does Length of Marriage Determine Multiple Exes’ Benefits?

Today's question asks if multiple exes can claim on one worker's record and whether the length of each of the marriages would determine each ex's benefit. The answer reviews eligibility of multiple exes based on a single record as well as whether an individual can claim based on more than one ex's record. Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]