Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

… sharing hosting duties broke down. ‘Strong message’ FIFA’s Infantino welcomed Moon’s suggestion this week, adding that while there could be difficulties in achieving his goal, “it is important to make such an effort based on belief.” “It could send a strong message just by mentioning such a vision,” Infantino said, adding that he would bring up the matter with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a meeting later this week. International diplomacy …

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

June 9, 2017

… Brown, Facebook’s first-ever head of news partnerships, spoke at ROAR, social media management company SocialFlow’s user conference held in May. “For those who arent achieving that goal we want to work on that,” Brown said during her keynote. “If we can get the monetization right, we think it will be better for everybody.” Facebook is also promoting other tools within Instant Articles. Publishers can build “call-to-action” units, where they can …

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Sporting plan to boost boys in ballet – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… and investment. ‘Super heroes’ It will include new choreography, available online for boys to download and practise, devised by Iain Mackay, principal dancer at Birmingham Royal Ballet. “I’ve looked at ways of bringing what young boys interested in ballet can take from their passions outside the studio and use it to give them confidence and a common language,” said Mr Mackay. “Whether that be developing their favourite footballer’s elaborate goal …

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This ‘wizarding pub’ kickstarter will use tech to simulate magic

June 1, 2017

… Kickstarter and is the minimum that we need to make the Cauldron a reality.” The Kickstarter funding tiers range from $25 to $9999. Image: matthew cortland If the project fails to reach the $500,000 target it will receive no funding, as that’s how Kickstarter works. But Cortland seems confident about their goal. They’ve created a range of different funding options, he explained, in order to put the focus on creating something fan-directed that includes as many people as …

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Here’s a sneak peak into Southeast Asia’s first ever Apple store

… high profile stores across the world, which are in places like Ginza, Dubai, Soho and New York. Image: YVETTE TAN/MASHABLE Image: yvette tan/mashable The store is also home to the Today at Apple program, which sees Apple stores around the world offer workshops, events and in-store classes. “We offer Today at Apple sessions across different categories such as photography, art, coding, music,” said Ashley Middleton, head of programming for Today at Apple. “The goal is …

May 27, 2017
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Tom Hardy’s Fundraiser For Manchester Victims Has Already Surpassed Its Goal

… set a 15,000 goal for the fundraiser, and donations have already surpassed that. The money will go toward the British Red Cross Society. Those affected by the tragedy are helping out in other ways as well: Manchester-area blood banks have received an overwhelming number of donors following the deadly attack. The suicide bombing Monday at Grandes concert at Manchester Arena left 22 people dead, including an 8-year-old girl and several teenagers. …

May 26, 2017
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A Banksy-esque florist places surprise flower arrangements all over NYC

… Yorkers,” he said.” Id also like to Flower Flash other cities. Chicago, Mexico City, Miami, Los Angeles . . . they are all on my list. But Miller’s ultimate goal will always be to bring beauty, brightness, and joy to all New Yorkers. A post shared by Lewis Miller Design (@lewismillerdesign) on Feb 14, 2017 at 1:10pm PST If this is the only way to get New Yorkers to stop and smell the flowers, it sure is working. [H/T: Vogue] WATCH: There may be a new solution to the …

May 19, 2017
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Facebook’s still buying up sports rights now including baseball

… declines. Tech companies, with massive audiences, deep pockets, and advertiser relationships, are a good match. Major League Baseball has been particularly experimental this season, having already worked out a deal with Twitter to also stream Friday games. Facebook got the rights to different games. Facebook in particular has been somewhat coy about its interest in live sports. CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently said he doesn’t see paying for live sports rights as a “long-term goal.” …

May 19, 2017
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Even the Pope Isnt a Hard-Core Creationist

… Francis instead encouraged scientists at the session to continue their work with the goal not to make science fit into the Church teaching, but to help humankind. Science is able to build a world suited to His dual corporal and spiritual life, Francis said, referring to what he called the participation of Gods power. Both Pope Pius XII and Pope John Paul II had softened the Churchs stance on science during their pontificates. In 1996, John Paul II called the Big Bang theory more than a …

May 15, 2017
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