Trump rallies supporters in Pennsylvania on night of correspondents’ dinner

April 30, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is spending his 100th day in office not at the annual black-tie dinner that some say launched his bid for the White House, but with some of the people who sent him there. Amid increasingly hostile relations between Trump and the media, Trump announced in February that he would not attend the White House correspondents’ dinner Saturday night — making him the first President since Ronald Reagan to miss the event (although Reagan, who was …

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Fyre Festival perfectly demonstrates the delicious schadenfreude of our modern world

April 29, 2017

If you spend a lot of time on social media, then you’ve probably heard about music and culture event Fyre Festival the exclusive Bahamas getaway all the pretty people were headed to this week. If Coachella was for the plebs, Fyre Festival was supposedly for the truly cool. @rose_bertram: “Make sure to get your tickets for @fyrefestival weekend two still available! #fyrefestival”. #haileybaldwin #bellahadid #rosebertram #HaileyUpdates A post shared by Hailey Baldwin …

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Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

April 28, 2017

A visitor plays a computer game holding virtual reality glasses at the independent and alternative games event A Maze.Image: Clemens BILAN/EPA/REX/Shutterstock The social change-driven organization Games for Change is expanding from video games into virtual reality with the VR for Change Summit at its annual Games for Change Festival this year, featuring VR projects that impact the way we learn and shape the way we view the world. The VR for Change Summit is focusing entirely on virtual …

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An unusually large number of humpback whales died last year

April 28, 2017

(CNN)The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched an investigation Thursday into a large number of humpback whale deaths from Maine to North Carolina. The agency declared the deaths an unusual mortality event, the first one observed in humpback whales in nearly a decade. An unusual mortality event (UME) is defined under the Marine Mammal Protection Act as “a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine mammal population; and demands …

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A writers’ strike may delay the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’

April 27, 2017

… Discovery and HGTV; sporting events; and shows with non-union writers, like series produced and written in Canada, World Wrestling Entertainment’s events (which have in-house, non-unionized writers) and some animated series like South Park, since creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are reportedly not members of the WGA and kept writing the show during the last strike. And even though Netflix boss Ted Sarandos insisted that the streaming giant “will be impacted” in the event of …

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Inside the stealthy club for entrepreneurs who want to change the world

April 26, 2017

… working on rocket-engine startups, biotech companies specializing in gene editing, augmented reality, genetic testing, and AI startups of all stripes.They hail from schools and countries around the world but they are all impressively driven. The Kairos Global Summit ended with an event on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange where Kairos fellows presented their startups to attendees. Image: Brad Barket/Getty Images for Kairos Society Many of them are raising money and striking deals …

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Group won’t host Ann Coulter, but she still plans to speak at UC Berkeley

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Will conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter speak Thursday on the campus of one of America’s most famously progressive universities? A student group that had been helping to plan the speaking engagement said Tuesday it now will not host the event in Berkeley, California. But Coulter tweeted she still expects to be at the University of California’s flagship campus. …

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CNN 10 – April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

… CLIP) AZUZ: Twenty million Americans were said to have participated in the 1970 event. It helped to increase support for laws that aimed to prevent air pollution and protect endangered animal species. Forty-seven years later, the theme of Earth Day 2017 was environmental and climate literacy. And along with events that commemorated the holiday itself and international series of marches were held. From New Zealand to South Africa, from London to Tokyo, people gathered in a show of support for …

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People turn out in droves to support science from New Zealand to North Pole

April 23, 2017

… April 22, 2017 England: Scene from the London “March for Science” event. Image: Natasha Quarmby/REX/Shutterstock Uganda: March for Science North PoleEdition https://t.co/9A3UGtNpLz pic.twitter.com/PtQLYtMK5G Bernice Notenboom (@BerniceNot) April 21, 2017 It remains to be seen how this global show of support for science, reason, and facts can be channeled into action going forward, but the turnout on Saturday has been impressive by any measure. More From this publisher …

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Yes, you really can turn up the volume on colour

April 22, 2017

Image: Samsung Any gamer knows that reaction time is crucial. A split second can make or break a game, separating the winners from those doomed to be on potato chip and soda duty; you need to be 100 percent present at all times. Sharp, clear colours are like the secret weapons you never knew you needed until now. Samsung hosted an innovative event recently that helped gamers and entertainment junkies alike experience colours like never before. Held at collaborative co-working space meets art …

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Ann Coulter isn’t letting Berkeley off easy for messing with her speech

April 21, 2017

(CNN)The showdown continued Thursday between the University of California, Berkeley, and Ann Coulter over if and when the conservative firebrand will speak at the famously progressive school. Citing safety concerns, administrators on Wednesday postponed Coulter’s scheduled April 27 appearance, saying it needed more time to find a “suitable venue.” But Coulter was not having it. In a Twitter rampage and a Fox News appearance, she accused the school of canceling the event and …

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Marvel just showed off the first ‘Black Panther’ footage, and we couldn’t be more excited

April 20, 2017

Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira knew how awesome they would be way back at Comic-Con.Image: Kevin Winter/Getty Images The Dora Milaje are coming so, to quote the warriors of Wakanda, move or you will be moved. Marvel sneaked a Black Panther sizzle reel and some hot-off-the-set dailies at the studio’s open house event Monday night. It was the first Black Panther footage seen anywhere, and it came as a surprise for reporters where just expecting a walkthrough of Marvel’s offices …

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Congress invited to light up for a 420 ‘joint session’

April 19, 2017

… event is a warmup for the advocacy group’s rally at the capitol on Monday to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substance Act and renew the Rohrbacher-Farr amendment which protects state-sanctioned medical cannabis use. Image: dcmj In a statement about Thursday’s event, DCMJ co-founder Adam Eidinger said, “Americans dont want a crackdown on legal cannabisthey want Congress to end cannabis prohibition once and for all.” The group hopes 1,000 free joints will change …

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Judge’s Anti-death Penalty Protest Riles Conservatives

April 17, 2017

… and the war in Iraq. The panel ultimately dropped its case against him. Griffen said he wouldn't consider a person's participation in an anti-execution event enough, on its own, to warrant disqualifying a juror from a death penalty case. The question, he said, is whether the juror could set his or her personal views aside and follow the law. "We do not require people to come into court with blank slates, either in their minds or their heart," he said. ___ Follow Andrew …

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Ban on council park fun run fees proposed in England – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… free weekly event for the use of a public park, overturning our long standing convention of free access to parks for their everyday use.” Parkrun, a not-for-profit company which organises free, weekly, timed runs around the world, began life in 2004 with an event in Teddington, south-west London. How did Parkrun become a global phenomenon? Olympic Gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes was among those who condemned the decision by Stoke Gifford Parish Council’s to charge Parkrun …

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How to be a persuasive leader (hint: it’s about the ‘moment before’)

April 13, 2017

… observation that the same equation also works in reverse: attention equals importance. In the book, he points out, This sensible system of focusing our limited attentional resources on what does indeed possess special import has an imperfection: we can be brought to the mistaken belief that something is important merely because we have been led to give it our attention. All too often, people believe that if they have paid attention to an idea or event or group, it must be important enough to …

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As coral bleaching worsens, scientists find creative ways to study reefs

April 12, 2017

… widespread reefs are, scientists often don’t observe corals until long after a bleaching event occurs. Another issue is that many researchers have focused on reefs in Australia and the U.S., while corals off the coasts of developing countries draw less attention. Image: emily darling/wcs Coral reefs are among the planet’s most diverse ecosystems and offer shelter and sustenance to everything from algae, worms, and snails to thousands of fish species and shellfish. They also …

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StubHub doesn’t want you to go to concert alone anymore

April 12, 2017

… What we’re pivoted to and have been pivoting too is we haven’t been a social experience before.” StubHub saw and understood that people weren’t always going to sports games and concert by themselves. “You go with your friends, your family, your wife. You have a lot of people out there who don’t get off their couch unless you have a friend,” Nilsson said. “It’s not just that we want to drive you to a special event,” he continued, …

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‘Tragedy’ as 1,500 kilometres of the Great Barrier Reef now bleached

April 11, 2017

Surveying bleached coral near Cairns and Townsville in 2017.Image: Ed Roberts Little of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has now been left unscathed by coral bleaching. A recent aerial survey by scientists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies has found the phenomenon leaving vast stretches of corals bone-white for the second year in a row. SEE ALSO: A coal museum in Kentucky looks to an unlikely power source: solar energy A global bleaching event in 2016 saw an average …

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Live TV interview gets derailed by bizarrely awkward man

April 11, 2017

Oh how we love an awkward TV blunder. In the aftermath of BBC Dad, a clip of another gloriously awkward TV blunder has resurfaced and gone viral over the weekend. And, this time it involves a man’s excruciatingly awkward exit mid-interview. SEE ALSO: Man attempts to give serious BBC interview, regrets ever having children In the 2016 interview, pundit Luke Harvey was interviewed by BBC Breakfast at horse racing event, the Grand National. But, it didn’t quite go as smoothly as he …

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This woman wants to open the world’s first Vagina Museum

April 11, 2017

… doctors about their health as they aren’t comfortable talking about it, not seeking help when the victims of abuse, and issues like consent and contraception,” says Schechter. Schechter is hosting events in an effort to raise funds as part of the initial stage of the museum’s development. The museum’s first event the Vagina Museum’s feminist comedy night will take place on 19 May and will feature comedy about vaginas, “the people who have them [and] “the …

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Swedish Police Confident They’ve Caught Terrorist Behind Rampage

April 9, 2017

… “technical device” that was found in the cabin of the truck, but can’t confirm that it was bomb. It’s not clear whether the suspect worked as part of a broader network, National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson said at the press conference. He was known to security services but the information was of a “marginal character,” he said. Photographer: Johan Jeppsson/Bloomberg Security was strengthened across the country after the worst terrorist event in …

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Breast implants nearly derailed a UFC bout

April 8, 2017

… read this Twitter account Gonzalez had been scheduled to take on Cynthia Calvillo as part of the UFC 210 event this weekend. There was, however, a potential catch: Gonzales apparently has breast implants. According multiple reports, the New York State Athletic Commission’s medical rulebook says Due to the concern over rupture, boxers who have breast implants are not eligible to box in New York.” But, per ESPN.com, the commission released a statement Friday reading: “After …

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The Surface Pro 5 could be yet another boring refresh

April 8, 2017

… little more than just a spec bump. At the very least, the next Surface Pro needs to have USB-C, if only because everything’s moving towards USB-C being the one port to rule them all. We also wouldn’t mind seeing better battery life and a more sensitive Surface Pen stylus. Though Microsoft has yet to announce any upcoming product events, ZDNet says the company’s planning a spring event to possibly introduce the new Surface Pro and other new hardware. A Surface Book 2 and new …

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Anti-corruption protests continue across Russia

April 3, 2017

… reported higher numbers: 44 people arrested in Moscow on Sunday. A young man carrying the Russian constitution in his hands was the first detained at Manezhnaya Square. Russian opposition leader jailed Moscow police released a statement Friday warning that any protest actions in Moscow set for the weekend would be considered unauthorized, because no applications for holding a mass event had been submitted to the Moscow City Hall. “Law enforcement agencies will take …

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Big brands are latching onto viral sensation April the giraffe

April 1, 2017

… giraffes in Africa, all the money raised and coming in from products and partnerships goes to the Animal Adventure Park. The zoo owners will then allocate where the cash goes. Zoo owner Jordan Patch, who bought the park in 2013, is all about raising money for the Giraffe Conservation Foundation and his own personal charity event, Ava’s Little Heroes, for his young daughter with a medical condition. There’s also, of course, money going toward upkeep of the park itself, specifically …

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