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Brandon Jones

Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news for Examiner, starting and writing for several different websites including the diverse blognews site Desk of Brian. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Malala Yousafzai wins World Children’s Prize, donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school

Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old advocate for girls’ education, has donated $50,000 in prize money to rebuild a Gaza school that was damaged in the Israel-Hamas war.    Yousafzai was awarded the World Children’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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‘Fault Lines’ Book Review: Middle East crisis detailed for the ‘layman’

Author Donald Liebich explains his new book Fault Lines very well in the tagline “The Layman’s Guide to Understanding America’s Role in the Ever-Changing Middle East.” Liebich compiles a More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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U.S. GDP soars 3.5% as Pentagon spending climbs to 5-year high

The Obama administration may be patting themselves on the back with the news that the GDP exceeded positive predictions and rose 3.5% during the third quarter. On Thursday, the US Commerce Department announced that More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem closed, called a ‘Declaration of War’ by Abbas

The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has been closed to all worshipers for the first time since 1967. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called the closure a ‘declaration of war.’ photo Ron Almo Both Jewish and Muslim More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Background checks, rifle bans and proposed gun laws would not have stopped Washington school shooting

The new IB Times article begins “Washington state voters are supporting stricter background checks on gun sales in the wake of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting last week” as support appears More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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First look at ‘Agent Carter,’ Hayley Atwell, set for January 2015

Marvel has been making headlines with their “Phase Three” movie news, but now they’ve released a teaser for Agent Carter, starring Haley Atwell as Peggy Carter, reprising her role from Captain More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Florida Amendment 2, legalizing medical marijuana projected to fail

The constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Florida is proving to be less popular than projected by supporters who claimed that amendment would find broad support, crossing political, racial and More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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New ‘Insurgent’ poster reveals Shailene Woodley’s Tris with short hair, 3-D release confirmed

Lionsgate couldn’t break through all of the Marvel news this week despire releasing a 3D-motion posters as their marketing campaign for the Divergent sequel, Insurgent begins. All of the stars are featured More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Jenny Quiles, pregnant Florida woman hit by truck, delivers healthy baby ‘Angel’

The Florida woman who was eight months pregnant when struck by a tow truck while crossing the street earlier this month, now has a miraculous baby girl. Jenny Quiles Jenny Noemi Quiles recovering well in ICU, while More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Pastor Saeed Abedini’s mother must leave Iran after threats and intimidation

Sad and disappointing news for Christians around the world as Pastor Saeed Abedini’s situation in Iran is worsening. A post from his wife back in America updated supporters on the news that he will not be More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Chadwick Boseman set for 5 films, ‘Black Panther’ solo movie in 2017, concept art revealed

Chadwick Boseman will be Marvel Studios’ first solo minority main character, with the news that he will take the title role in the newly announced Black Panther movie, one of several new titles revealed at More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Unmanned NASA rocket explosion sets back research on brain study, pea growth in space

An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket exploded in midair early Tuesday evening, producing huge flames and loud booms along the eastern Virginia coast but no injuries or deaths. Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Benedict Cumberbatch is brilliant as monster in Danny Boyle’s ‘Frankenstein’

National Theater Live’s Frankenstein, directed by Danny Boyle featured the amazing talents of Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch alongside Elementary’s Jonny Lee Miller. Mary Shelley’s classic More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Winter Jam 2015: Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Building 429, Francesca Battistelli top lineup

The Winter Jam east coast tour lineup was announced Monday evening and fans are clamoring over the lineup and tour dates. Newsong will be back as hosts of Winter Jam 2015 Here’s the East Coast lineup: Skillet, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Democrat robocalls for Ed Jany set to sabotage Lucas Overby against David Jolly

The 13th Congressional District race in Florida is heating up in a bizarre fashion. David Jolly has been endorsed by both big Tampa Bay-Pinellas newspapers, in large part because he’s pro-gay marriage and More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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A.J. Brent is a sharp contrast to Socialist David Maynard for Soil and Water post

From the Soin and Water Conservation District Group 1 race poses a stark contrast between A.J. Brent and David Maynard. Maynard, touting his 2010 victory and role revealed his Socialist Party alliance: “David More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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ISIS threatens to kill Saif Zebian, Khaled Moqbel, two Lebanese prisoners

The Islamic State has threatened to kill two more prisoners, this time Lebanese prisoners, making demands on the government, according to new reports on Monday. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau linked to ISIS? photo/Islamic More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Why April Griffin needs to stay on Hillsborough County school board

The District 6 Hillsborough County School Board seat has been occupied by April Griffin for over seven years and, in my humble opinion, she needs your vote to stay there. During comments published by Creative Loafing, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Florida Elections 2014: Group 34 Robert Bauman vs Missy Polo

TBO.com accuarately began their coverage of the race between Robert Bauman and Missy Polo for the Circuit Judge seat with “Because they’re not allowed to talk about much of substance, including how they’d More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Scientists mimic ‘Day After Tomorrow’ film, says global warming leading to colder weather

It didn’t take scientists long to explain the shift in weather as 2014 had the coldest summer since 1992 and more cold weather is already here. “Experts” now appear to be taking page out of Hollywood’s More...

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