United Airlines CEO will testify on Capitol Hill

April 30, 2017

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz.Image: rick kern/Getty Images for United Airlines After his company dragged a man off an airplane, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz lost out on a seat as chairman of United’s board. Now, he has to go to Congress. Munoz will testify in front of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday, the committee announced Friday. Munoz will have to answer questions about the incident, which left doctor David Dao bloodied and battered, in a hearing …

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

April 26, 2017

Guests board a helicopter bound for the Rockefeller Estate as part of the Kairos Society's global summit on April 20, 2017 in New York City.Image: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Kairos Society Im at a New York City heliport in a waiting room so packed with people that the obviously overwhelmed staff are struggling to move through the crowd to check everyone in. While the staff of Blade, the “Uber for helicopters” company, is used to a well-heeled crowd, the current group may be a …

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Snapchat wants to open millennials’ eyes to life in Baghdad

April 26, 2017

Image: bloomberg via Getty Images  Snapchat has curated snaps about life in Baghdad to create an Our Story to go live Monday afternoon. That’s Snapchat-jargon for the mobile storytelling app opening up a geofence around Baghdad and encouraging Snapchat users to submit photos and videos to Snap (with Baghdad geofilters live in the app). Snapchat will later curate and stitch those submissions into one story exclusively available on the app. SEE ALSO: Anti-Trump protesters spread a …

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Billy Monger crash: Online campaign hits 600,000 – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… hashtag, #billywhizz, has been widely shared on social media. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Billy’s plight has prompted support from the global motorsport community F1 ace Jenson Button appealed on his Instagram account to people to help the boy following news of his injuries. And Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who has 4.32 million followers on Twitter, tweeted: “Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, @BillyMonger”. Billy was competing in the …

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Celebs warned by FTC to label their sponsored Instagram posts

April 20, 2017

Members of the Kardashian clan were among the dozens of celebrities cited in a complaint that led to an FTC warning.Image: Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3 Federal regulators are putting dozens of celebrities on notice over their sponsored Instagram posts. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that it sent more than 90 letters to stars, athletes and brand marketers whom it claims were not clearly labelling paid social media endorsements. SEE ALSO: Kardashians accused of not disclosing …

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Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… recalls the first time his father brought news of what had happened after the blast, shouting with excitement: “Heligoland is still here, it’s still here.” In the middle of the 20th Century Heligoland still mattered to its people, fiercely independent speakers of a Friesian dialect who are neither British nor German. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 70 years on, the crater from the explosion is still a feature of the island The British bombing operation acted …

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United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 17, 2017

Are you really that surprised?Image: spencer platt/Getty Images At this point, it’d be more shocking to read a positive headline about United Airlines. A bride and groom heading to Costa Rica for their wedding were kicked off a United flight out of Houston this weekend, KHOU-TV first reported. The couple said they simply moved into other economy-class seats after finding a passenger sleeping in their assigned row. United said the betrothed were sitting in upgraded seating they …

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Harry Styles bought kiwi for everyone in the ‘SNL’ line

April 16, 2017

Image: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Celebrities often buy food for the people waiting in line to see them that’s nothing new. But Harry Styles went above and beyond: he sent line-dwellers queued for Saturday Night Live some big plates of sliced kiwi. And, no, it’s not just because kiwi is delicious (although it is). Styles, who is the musical guest on this week’s SNL, is expected to perform “Kiwi” on the broadcast. And, now, fans are even more sure. …

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Ryan Phillippe’s tweets are a bittersweet symphony

April 12, 2017

Ryan PhilzopherImage: Getty Images for Gran Centenario Tequila Despite rumors to the contrary, Ryan Phillippe is not dating Katy Perry, as confirmed by their emotional rollercoaster of a Twitter exchange. So, um, what is he up to? Is he dating anyone? I didn’t know what Ryan Phillippe did last summer, and suddenly, I felt an all consuming void. Apparently, he’s been tweeting a lot under the name Dr. Philz. SEE ALSO: What’s coming to Hulu in April 2017 At first, it’s a …

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

April 12, 2017

Image: Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images  StubHub the land of never-ending tickets, such as a seat to LCD Soundsystem in Brooklyn Monday night for $375 (original price: $60) is becoming more social. SEE ALSO: Microsoft CEO says artificial intelligence is the ‘ultimate breakthrough’ The eBay-owned online ticket exchange is making it easier to buy a ticket and to do so with your friends. StubHub is now showing you which one of your friends would want to go with you and will help you …

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Solange Knowles had a dream involving Kanye West and Twitter brought that dream to life

April 8, 2017

Image: Getty Images for Essence That 1978 classic take on The Wizard of Oz, “The Wiz” and Kanye West don’t have all that much in common. But when Solange Knowles has a dream of bringing them together, the people wouldn’t dare deny her it. The singer put the call out on Twitter for someone to mash up a scene from a film with West’s 808s and Heartbreak track “Bad News,” and the internet came to her rescue immediately. SEE ALSO: Solange tweets serious …

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Amazon won NFL Thursday Night Football rights, so what’s next for Twitter?

April 6, 2017

Image: kenneth k. lamb/baltimore sun/tns via Getty Images  Twitter shook the tech press (some of its most loyal users and followers) last year when it announced it had purchased the digital streaming rights beating out Facebook, Amazon, and Yahoo for 10 games of NFL Thursday Night Football games. SEE ALSO: Soon you can watch NFL games on Amazon Prime The general reaction at the time could be summed up as: “Really… Twitter?” The platform for sharing news articles, funny …

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Here are 9 ways MLB can make baseball more fun

April 5, 2017

Image: MASHABLE COMPOSITE; CHRISTIAN PETERSEN/SEAN M. HAFFEY/Getty Images Ah, baseball. America’s Pastime. It’s a patient sport, but offers plenty of excitement. And also plenty of long commercial breaks. And a lot of people just standing around. And quite a bit of waiting for replay challenges to conclude. And not to mention the games are usually like three and a half hours long. And a lot of people swinging a bat and missing …

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Dialogue marks faiths’ response to the Westminster attacks – BBC News

April 4, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The far-right English Defence League held a “London march against terrorism ” in response to the attack “I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world,” he explained, “one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. “Instead, they overlap, and share …

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Celebrities like Steve Martin, Gordon Ramsey teach online classes

April 3, 2017

Composer Hans Zimmer has a MasterClass so you can score the next "Pirates of the Caribbean" film.Image: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for MasterClass If you learn from the best, you’ll become the best. That’s the theory, anyway. The online education site MasterClass is all about finding your inner genius by learning from experts in their fields, even if it is only online. Want to learn tennis via video? Then who could be better than Serena Williams. SEE ALSO: Pornhub wants …

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Hotels, restaurants and tourism may face staff shortages – BBC News

March 31, 2017

… which has been sent to Number 10 – says that 75% of waiting staff in the UK, 37% of house-keeping staff and a quarter of all chefs are from the EU. Last month the sandwich and coffee chain Pret a Manger revealed that only one in fifty of its applicants was British and 65% of its workforce were EU nationals. Image copyright Getty Images “They just don’t have the information,” one executive in the hospitality sector told me. Number 10 and the Treasury are well aware …

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s next role: The voice of Stephen Hawking?

March 27, 2017

Stephen Hawking could soon sound like Hamilton — at least in this spoof video.Image: Bryan bedder/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize Foundation Stephen Hawking’s synthesized voice is perhaps just as famous as his brilliant mind. The theoretical physicist and cosmologist has “spoken” using the same Intel-made computer system for the past two decades. Now, however, Hawking says he’s ready for a replacement. SEE ALSO: Stephen Hawking has a message for Trump: …

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‘Making sure your ad doesn’t end up by an Isis video’ – BBC News

March 21, 2017

… newspaper group Archant goes further. He says we should not be surprised; the issue of adverts appearing in unwanted places has been an ‘open’ secret in the industry for a while. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lego withdrew product promotions with the Daily Mail newspaper This year, politics has muscled its way onto the stage, as well. Matt Scheckner, the Advertising Week event’s founder, says this is not surprising as advertising is “a mirror of the …

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Musicians and others pay respects to iconic rock’n’roller Chuck Berry

March 19, 2017

Boston, MA – FEBRUARY 26: Chuck Berry performs during the 2012 Awards for Lyrics of Literary Excellence at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library And Museum on February 26, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Getty Images)Image: Getty Images Rock’n’roll legend Chuck Berry died on Saturday at the age of 90. In the hours following his death, musicians, celebrities, and loving fans shared tributes to and memories of the man who pioneered a genre. With …

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The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

March 18, 2017

… Porro via Getty Images defeat The fact that Wilders party came in second shows its still a . That night, we had made our way to an avant garde bar. We were full of hopes and dreams. We talked about and wanted to explore minds as curious as ours I wanted to discover new views and face new ideas. Instead, I was lectured by a group of old local hippies at the bar about the beauty of freedom in Europe. Learning that I was coming from Turkey, they instructed me to tell my Muslim countrymen about …

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Zara Larsson: The pop star with sleep paralysis – BBC News

March 17, 2017

Outgoing and dynamic, she talked the BBC through her career to date. Here’s everything you need to know (and a few things you probably didn’t) about Sweden’s latest pop sensation. She’s shaken off her talent show past Image copyright TV4 In 2008, Zara entered Talang Sverige – Sweden’s version of Britain’s Got Talent – mainly because there was no age restriction, unlike X Factor or Swedish Idol. Singing a heavily-accented, but …

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What Really Happens At Chinas Biggest Annual Political Gathering

March 14, 2017

… Party, parties which have no real legal power and cannot contest elections but provide the ruling party a means of calling the state a multiparty government. Lintao Zhang via Getty Images What actually happens at the Two Sessions? Even though it is rare for anything surprising to happen at the annual Two Sessions, they are still an important part of Chinas political life. So what actually happens? Firstly, there is a certain amount of debate amongst the delegates which does inform and …

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Demi Lovato Is Hit With A Truly Aggressive Amount Of Slime At KCAs

March 12, 2017

Kids Choice Awards veteran and celebrity superstar Demi Lovato just got slimed Saturday night and lets just say it didnt look like she saw that one coming AT ALL. Here, we start with poor, unsuspecting Demi. Just look at that flawless makeup. This is not the face of someone whos anticipating getting slimed. Kevin Winter via Getty Images Now theyre sliming her from all angles. Does Nickelodeon really need this much slime for just one person? This doesnt seem fair. VALERIE MACON via …

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Little Mix Adjusts Lyrics To Make KCAs Set A ‘Touch’ More Kid-Friendly

March 12, 2017

Sign upherefor exclusive interviews where your favorite celebrities spill the tea, featuring Noah Cyrus, Keke Palmer, Skai Jackson, and more. Alberto E. Rodriguez via Getty Images The British girl squad took the stage at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awardson Saturday to wild applause. The group performed a medley of Touch and Shout Out To My Ex wearing sporty black and orange ensembles. Fans quickly noted that the girl group actually cleaned up the lyrics to Touch to make them a tad …

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Vehicle Excise Duty: Small car buyers face higher costs – BBC News

March 11, 2017

… years of ownership. What about older vehicles? Cars registered before 1 April, 2017, are not affected by the VED changes – so for existing car owners, you will pay as before. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Current charges are closely linked to a vehicle’s CO2 emissions For a small car like a Ford Fiesta 1.0T Ecoboost with CO2 emissions of 99g/km, you pay no Vehicle Excise Duty if you buy before 1 April. If you buy after that you pay up to 120 in the first year and …

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