This factory once made gas-guzzling Hummers now it’s making electric cars

June 23, 2017

… is also reportedly a consultant for SF Motors, according to the news site. SF Motors’ move into Indiana is a pretty poignant symbol of the clean energy transformation: a plant that once produced beastly sport-utility vehicles will now churn out cars with virtually no tailpipe emissions. A Kentucky coal mining museum sparked a similar narrative this spring when it installed solar panels on the building’s rooftop. …

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London fire: Inquest versus inquiry – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… three adults and three children who died in a fire at the Lakanal House flats in Camberwell, south-east London. The coroner, Judge Frances Kirkham, made clear recommendations, which included updating the building regulations and clarification of the “stay put” policy which advises residents to remain in their flats in the event of a fire. Those recommendations were not followed by ministers. What does have legal force is the inquest’s determination as to the cause of death, …

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Forget the IPO, the ICO is the cool new way to get funded

June 20, 2017

… you sold those for ETH right away, you’d have roughly 15 ETH, which today would be worth $5,250. This scenario, while theoretical, isn’t uncommon; in fact, with the growth Ethereum has experienced in the last year, gains such as these were easy to achieve. Sounds crazy? A little bit like building a Jenga tower? That’s because it is. There are currently few people who think this kind of growth is sustainable; and many point out that some sort of correction is necessary. …

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London fire: Police expect Grenfell death toll to rise – BBC News

June 19, 2017

But Cdr Cundy warned of the potential “terrible reality” that some people may never be identified due to the intensity of the fire. “I must consider the fact that there may be others in the building who, for whatever reason have not been reported to us. “There is also a real possibility that there may be people in the building that no-one knows are missing,” he said. Image copyright Metropolitan Police Kensington and Chelsea Council has faced widespread …

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Adam West filmed one last Batman cameo that was never aired — watch it now

June 19, 2017

NBC is giving us a chance to see one of Adam West's last roles.Image: MIKE NELSON/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Adam West may have passed away last week, but memorials to the iconic Batman actor continue to pour in. Along with the flood of tributes from his peers and admirers on social media and the touching Bat-signal display on the Las Angeles City Hall building, West’s last media appearances are making the internet rounds. The actor, who died at 88 from complications from leukemia, kept …

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent in to Kensington and Chelsea Council – BBC News

June 18, 2017

… Image copyright Syria Solidarity Campaign Image caption Mohammed Alhajali became separated from his brother as they tried to escape Asked whether the government had revised building regulations, as recommended by a coroner, following another deadly fire in south London tower block in 2009, Mr Hammond said the government had responded “correctly and appropriately” to the recommendations. He said if the public inquiry found something needed to be done to make buildings safe, it …

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General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 17, 2017

Labour’s adverts had consistently been shared more widely by social media users, he said. Part of this appears to be down to the difference in tone of the adverts. While the Conservatives had almost entirely focused their adverts on the strength of Prime Minister Theresa May and the weakness of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Labour’s social media adverts had been more positive, seeking to emphasise that the party was building a social movement, he said. And this had been …

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Congressional baseball players: We must unite

June 15, 2017

… news, the first thing she did was text her friend whose husband plays on the Republican team. When I saw my friend Rep. Pat Meehan, R-Pennsylvania, in the Capitol building this morning, the first thing I did was give him a hug. While members of Congress may disagree on policy and politics, we still respect each other as human beings. But that doesn’t mean we and the public don’t sometimes fall short in how we treat those we disagree with politically. As a nation, we must recommit …

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The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

June 15, 2017

… their prejudices. CheoandInkiewere among the first generation of budding street artists to attend the center, which had the added appeal of being the only one in the city with an indoor skate ramp. Before long, the artists covered most of the building with their work. John Nation / Jody Thomas Once word got out that it was a safe environment to paint and look at books and photographs and watch films about graffiti, then people from across the city started coming, Nation said. Once you had …

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Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence to work on Travis 2.0

June 15, 2017

… debating in the hours before the news broke, according to Recode‘s Kara Swisher. Kalanick is also dealing with a personal tragedy of his mother unexpectedly passing from a boating accident last month, which he referred to in a company-wide memo. “Recent events have brought home for me that people are more important than work, and that I need to take some time off of the day-to-day to grieve my mother, whom I buried on Friday, to reflect, to work on myself, and to focus on building …

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London fire: Lives claimed at Grenfell Tower – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… had been alight and there were fears the building might collapse. Latest updates as fire rips through tower block Eyewitnesses said they saw lights – thought to be mobile phones or torches – flashing at the top of the block of flats, and trapped residents coming to their windows – some holding children from windows. The Met Police has set up an emergency number on 0800 0961 233 for anyone concerned about friends or family. Media playback is unsupported on your device …

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Guys seeking a ‘generic’ dad on Craigslist ad want a paternal presence at their BBQ

June 7, 2017

… (though this is subject to change. We will provide all of the meat)– Refer to all attendees as “Big Guy,” “Chief,” “Sport,” “Champ,” etc. (whilst drinking beer)– Talk about dad things, like lawnmowers, building your own deck, Jimmy Buffet, etc. Funny anecdotes are highly encouraged. All whilst drinking beer. But hold your spatulas, eager dads. Not just any so-called “dad” can fulfill this requirement. No, only highly …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 6, 2017

… arrested. He says one of the issues the country needs to get a handle on is the experience of Muslim residents, who've "had a long-standing problem with respect to greater levels of alienation, a harder time assimilating into the broader British society." Kerry says the answer lies in building community to lessen the distance between governments and their people, a gap he thinks is a problem "all over the world." ___ 3:45 p.m. Germany's Foreign Ministry says German …

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Sporting plan to boost boys in ballet – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… celebration, jumping and posing like super heroes, spinning across the room like Angry Birds, or creating patterns and shapes like building blocks in Minecraft. “I hope the choreography I have created will motivate and excite aspiring male dancers to get involved and enjoy the athleticism and physicality that ballet holds.” There will also be more boys-only workshops and masterclasses throughout the UK and financial support for for male students on RAD teacher training programmes as …

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Google’s new London HQ may be the perfect office building

June 2, 2017

Image: HayesDavidson Unsurprisingly, Google is thinking big. SEE ALSO: Google Chrome is coming to VR with Google’s latest Daydream update After a long delay, the company has submitted plans for its proposed King’s Cross Campus in London, the first wholly owned and designed Google building outside the U.S. The massive 11-story building will comprise 1 million square feet longer than the Shard building is tall and has been designed by Heatherwick Studio and Bjarke Ingels Group …

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As Trump’s Aides Touted His Alliance-Building, European Leaders Mocked And Disparaged Him

May 31, 2017

… international order. Interacting with Trump showed German Prime Minister Angela Merkel that we Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands, she said Sunday. Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macrons noticeably tense and lengthy handshake with Trump was a deliberate effort to show that we wont make little concessions, even symbolic ones, he told a French outlet in an interview published Sunday. And as Spicer boasted of the presidents successful alliance-building, a picture of …

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Apple launches its first store in Southeast Asia

… Orchard Road, the city’s retail centre, Apple’s opened its first Southeast Asian location and added its ninth high-profile Apple Store globally, amidst others in Ginza, Dubai, Soho, and New York. “It’s the first Apple store in Southeast Asia, so it’s very important for Thai people,” Khajorn told Mashable. “If they build an Apple Store here, it means that they’re building something for us in Southeast Asia. The next market could be Thailand or …

May 28, 2017
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Monica Lewinsky Bids Roger Ailes Goodbye In Scathing NYT Column

… News. It is, I hope, instead an obituary for the culture he purveyed a culture that affected me profoundly and personally. Lewinsky outlines the way that Ailes success building Fox News into the cable juggernaut it is today was intimately tied to the sensationalization and 24/7 coverage of her most painful public moments. She writes: Just two years after Rupert Murdoch appointed Mr. Ailes to head the new cable news network, my relationship with President Bill Clinton became public. Mr. Ailes, …

May 24, 2017
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Manchester Arena attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt – BBC News

… “When I got up I saw bodies lying on the ground. My first thought was to go into the arena to try to find my family. “ ‘Absolutely terrifying’ Emma Johnson said she and her husband were at the arena to pick up her children, aged 15 and 17. “We were stood at the top of the stairs and the glass exploded – it was near to where they were selling the merchandise,” she told BBC Radio Manchester. “The whole building shook. There was a blast and then a …

May 23, 2017
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Ariana Grande On British Concert Horror: ‘Broken.’

… leaving the concert at 10:35 p.m. and Grande was still inside. The explosion was so powerful that the whole building shook, a parent arriving to pick up her two teenage daughters told BBC Radio Manchester. Related Coverage Celebrities Tweet Support For Ariana Grande Concert Victims More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsFan Marketer – TweetMachine Bundle Single Site eCom Rocket Oto3 Covert Social Buzz Covert Social Buzz – Brand New WordPress Plugin That Will Increase Your …

May 23, 2017
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More die in bathtubs than in terrorism. It’s still worth spending billions to fight it

… measures in response building resilience where we can is important, because it can minimize the effects of terrorism. But pretending those effects are — or ever will be — the same as the effects of deaths from bathtubs elevates cold statistics over human nature. That’s a dangerous basis for making policy. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsTwitworkz Following Builder Enterprise Twitworkz Following Builder is an amazing tool for auto-building your Twitter …

May 22, 2017
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Cold War-era nuclear tests actually changed the space environment around our planet

We're in a bubble!Image: NASA Humans change every environment we inhabit on Earth, building cities, clearing forests, growing crops, and living in even the most remote parts of our world. But now we have evidence that we also affect the vacuum of space around us. According to new findings, a type of radio communication actually produces something like a bubble of radiation protection around our planet. The study also includes insights from research into how Cold War-era nuclear tests …

May 20, 2017
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Bulletin bets that online shopping brands still want storefronts

… work together to hold in-store events, and theres a strong crossover appeal between the dedicated customers of each brand. With the online magazine, we very quickly learned that online is really oversaturated, Kriegsman said. We just thought, Well there are inherently high-traffic retail spaces that are empty in New York, what if we use the power of the sharing economy to get them into these spaces where they wouldnt necessarily have to spend crazy amounts of money or time building up their SEO …

May 19, 2017
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CNN 10 – May 15, 2017

… all the time but we don’t know why. And I met a guy named Scott Dunlap. And he was fascinating. He spent much of her career building apps and using metrics to get us more addicted to our smartphone. SCOTT DUNLAP, CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER, BRILLIANT: The notifications that you get, there’s reason they come at a certain time that they do. The words that are chosen in there — every character of that has been AB tested for you and your personality type. What we were in was the …

May 16, 2017
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