Extra security for ‘Europe’s largest Eid party’ in Birmingham – BBC News

June 25, 2017

“Every year the event gets bigger… of course security will be a high priority, but we want people – also the wider communities – to enjoy the activities,” a spokesman for Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre said. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Security has been stepped up at Birmingham Central Mosque, the chairman said Mr Afzal said West Midlands Police and local authorities were doing “their best” to tackle hate crime against …

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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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The 2018 Olympics will have Intel all the way inside

June 22, 2017

… bathe the Olympic village with 5G connectivity that, according to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich who spoke at the announcement, “will deliver diverse content to broadcasts” and connect those inside the Olympics games with fans around the world. As proof of concept, Intel lit up its own headquarters in Santa Clara, California, with 5G and transmitted sharp, clear video directly from its campus to the launch event. Krzanich (left) and IOC president Thomas Bach sign the paperwork to become …

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Sellers say China’s Amazons are forcibly putting discount stickers on their stuff

June 22, 2017

… don’t have the right to price my products online, if I am forced to lower prices below cost price, and if I can’t decide whether my brand joins a retail event, do I still own Liebo?” Tang wrote, adding that Liebo’s lawyers have sent a letter on behalf for her company to JD.com. Image: LightRocket via Getty Images But JD.com denies that. In a follow-up statement posted on WeChat, the company said many retailers which had signed up for the shopping festival, ended up …

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Trump called on tech giants and most of them came

June 20, 2017

… 2017 A handful of reporters were in attendance, but the tech event was not live-streamed. Mashable obtained transcripts from correspondents and connected with the companies in attendance, as well as spotted the most relevant tweets. At the moment, it seems to have been one grand showcase, with executives bringing up whatever issues is most relevant to their business and Trump responding with quips and thank yous, without assurances that there will be change. Monday’s ceremonies were led …

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Journalists Lash Out As Georgia Campaigns Bar Media Right And Left

June 20, 2017

The conservative Washington Free Beacon said its reporter was escorted out ofa campaign event Monday night before Democrat Jon Ossoffwas scheduled to speak on the eve of the election. And a reporter from liberal ThinkProgress said she was barred from events by Republican Karen Handel. Journalists ripped the actions on Twitter. The controversy erupted just hours before the polls were to open Tuesday to decide who will represent Georgias 6th Congressional District. The winner will …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… of that labor.” King was an exception. But the idea that a single violent incident, like Wednesday’s, could change the political climate has been expressed after tragedies before — and been shown to be empty hope. Things didn’t change after Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in 2011 at a political event in Tucson — though many people expressed hopes that they would. Back then, Obama delivered a heart searing eulogy to a little girl, Christina-Taylor …

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Congressional baseball players: We must unite

June 15, 2017

… ourselves to having and showing empathy toward each other. I am proud to live in a country where expressing a strong opinion is a right, and one that I exercise regularly. And while we may disagree on the direction of the country, we all agree that violence is never the answer. It is an honor and a privilege to be a member of Congress, one that I know my colleagues on both sides of the aisle do not take for granted. My hope is that in response to this horrific event, we begin to tone down …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… across as ill-at-ease on the TV sofa. Like Hillary Clinton in last year’s US elections, she was not a natural on the campaign trail either. As Daily Mail sketch writer Quentin Letts pointed out at one event, she tended to look a bit miserable, or as he put it, a “glumbucket’. Mr Corbyn, on the other hand, looked like he was enjoying himself. At the end of the campaign, Mrs May had to rely on Boris Johnson, a natural political showman, to whip up the crowds. 8) Negativity and …

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Hundreds Of Young Russians Arrested En Masse At Nationwide Protests

June 13, 2017

In a crackdown meant to quell a movement of youthful activism, many of the arrests appeared to target students and young people, watchdog groups reported. Navalny, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin who has crusaded against corruption, was arrested before he could join the protests and sentenced in a midnight hearing to 30 days in jail, his second such sentence this year. Before this weeks event, he used a series of social media postings to call on young Russians who had also …

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Facebook’s Instant Articles are getting more ads after publishers began to flee

June 9, 2017

… Journalism Project in January and has been on a listening tour for the last six months, hearing publishers’ complaints. At F8, Facebook’s annual developers conference, Facebook hosted an off-the-record day of events specifically for publishers. Several attendees told Mashable the event was a failure, but Facebook is working on what it determines to be solutions. Instant Articles has been a topic of debate at many of the largest digital publishing conferences. For example, Campbell …

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 will explain what’s wrong with Mike

June 8, 2017

Now that filming has wrapped on the second season of Stranger Things, fans are already dying to know what comes next for the Netflix series. Given how secretive the production was, though, getting your hands on any solid information was a difficult thing to do until now. The cast of Stranger Things joined creators Matt and Ross Duffer, along with director and executive producer Shawn Levy, on the red carpet at the show’s Emmy For Your Consideration event and came prepared to drop some …

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Gianforte apologizes to reporter and pledges contribution to press group

June 8, 2017

(CNN)Greg Gianforte, the Montana Congressman-elect who is accused of “body slamming” a Guardian reporter, sent a letter of apology and will plead no contest to the misdemeanor assault charge, according to documents. The events referred to an encounter on May 24, when Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after Jacobs accused the politician of “body slamming” him at a campaign event. On Wednesday, he issued a letter to Jacobs. “My …

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Kesha awkwardly gets turned down for a hug from Jerry Seinfeld

June 7, 2017

Seinfeld might have ended almost 20 years ago, but Jerry Seinfeld’s penchant for awkward human interactions lives on. On Monday night, Seinfeld attended the National Night of Laughter and Song event at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. While there, the comedian was approached by singer Kesha during an interview with radio host Tommy McFly, who uploaded the clip to Twitter. SEE ALSO: Not even Ellen DeGeneres could handle this Jessica Simpson interview …

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The Secret Sorority at Penn States Deadly Hazing Party

June 5, 2017

… new organizationTrilogywith the purpose of continuing on for Penn States main philanthropic campus event: THON, a 46-hour dance marathon that raises money for the fight against childhood cancer. Trilogy even retained Tri Deltas fraternity partner, Kappa Delta Rho, and the university still considered it a Greek pairing, a student public relations representative of THON told the college newspaper at the time. A press release distributed at the time of Tri Deltas closing by the national office …

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In 2017, politics and tech are becoming inseparable

June 3, 2017

… the Russians’ This wasn’t a political rally or event, though. Clinton was headlining the Code Conference, an annual tech event where leaders from Silicon Valley and the greater tech world congregate, typically to talk about the latest innovations, ideas, and gadgets. Hastings gave probably the most middling support for net neutrality he could have. There’s no better recent example of this calculus than Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’ wishy-washy stance on net neutrality. …

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Ravaged By Climate Change, The Great Barrier Reef May Never Be The Same

June 2, 2017

… nonsense. Some reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef, have been hit by repeated bleaching a phenomenon in which stressed corals expel a symbiotic algae from their tissues, leaving them more vulnerable to disease and death. The chances of the northern Great Barrier Reef returning to its pre-bleaching assemblage structure are slim given the scale of damage that occurred in 2016 and the likelihood of a fourth bleaching event occurring within the next decade or two as global temperatures …

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Amazon Alexa is now iCloud calendar compatible

June 2, 2017

… must enable two-factor authentication, but once you do so, adding events is the same as usual. Once you’re all set up, you can try out some following commands: “When is my next event?” “What’s on my calendar?” “Whats on my calendar Monday at 12:00 p.m.?” “Add bowling with Beyonc to my calendar.” A spokesperson confirmed that iCloud calendar support is now available on Alexa in the US, UK, and Germany, so grab your assistant …

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Coral Reefs Are Changing So Fast, Scientists Say We Need To Rewrite The Playbook

June 1, 2017

… benefits that they provide to people, he added. Theyre just going to be very different ecosystems. Global warming often garners the majority of attention, as it is by far the biggest threat to coral formations sensitive to even slight changes in temperature. But the papers authors say many reefs are also suffering death by a thousand cuts. A mass bleaching event killed more than two-thirds of parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Scientists predict such events could happen …

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Google’s AlphaGo is retiring after soundly beating world number one player

May 30, 2017

Image: DeepmINd/Youtube Sorry, human Go players, Google’s AlphaGo AI is just out of your league right now. At the Future of Go Summit event, held in Wuzhen, China from May 23-27, AlphaGo has won every single match, going 3:0 against human Go champion Ke Jie, and sweeping the floor with five human Go masters who teamed up against it. And just like the biggest champions, AlphaGo is retiring while on top. SEE ALSO: The king of Go is no longer a human According to Demis Hassabis, CEO and …

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4 Scientifically-Backed Reasons You Should Choose Experiences, Not Things

May 29, 2017

… a larger part of ourselves than the objects we own. So no matter how much you love your shiny new car or your spacious house, they still remain separate from you. Rock-climbing in New Zealand and snorkeling in the Caribbean, however, are experiences that shape who you are. They become part of your identity. Since our lives are basically an accumulation of events, it makes sense that experiences have greater impacts on us than what we own. An unusual event might force you to adapt somehow, learn …

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Angela Merkel just took a strong stand against U.S. leadership

May 29, 2017

That was the message she delivered at a campaign event in Bavaria this weekend, both reflecting on and predicting the future of European global leadership based on the events of the past week. “The times in which we can fully count on others are on the way out,” Merkel said. “I’ve experienced that in the last few days.” Here's the video of Merkel's speech in Munich saying that Europe can't rely on the US & the UK anymore and "must take …

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Soccer official rides drone to fly game ball to Portuguese Cup Final referee

May 29, 2017

New rule: From now on, all sporting events must begin with an official bringing the game ball to the referee via the magic of drone-style hoverboard vehicles. That can be the only conclusion after watching the absolutely insane demonstration recorded at the Portuguese Cup Final on Sunday, which started with a man riding on air, Green Goblin style, and landing delicately in front of a ref to deliver the game’s soccer ball. It was flawless. It was weird. It was what every sports event …

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This is what 24 hours at the Cannes Film Festival looks like

May 29, 2017

Sun, films, and Jake Gyllenhaal.Image: sam haysom/mashable composite No two days at the Cannes Film Festival are the same. The event, which runs for 10 days in May each year, is so jam-packed with films, press conferences, talks, parties and random celebrity sightings that a 24 hour summary doesn’t really do it justice. SEE ALSO: 10 of the films people are most excited about at Cannes This year was my first time at Cannes. Before I left I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew …

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