Archbishop tells PM to ‘draw the poison from Brexit’ – BBC News

June 25, 2017

But he said that would be a “disaster”, as British negotiators would not have “confidence in their backing from the UK”. Brexit: All you need to know Free trade deals for ‘poorest countries’ May unveils Brexit offer for EU citizens He claimed a commission, with parties from the whole political spectrum, could “hold the ring for the differences [in opinion] to be fought out”. He said it should be under the authority of the Commons, and chaired …

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

June 23, 2017

Electric cars are in, Hummers are out at an Indiana plant.Image: Getty Images for Go Ultra Low A U.S. auto plant that once made giant gas-guzzlers will now make cars that don’t need gas at all. AM General, which previously built the Hummer H2, sold its factory in South Bend, Indiana to the electric carmaker SF Motors, both firms announced Thursday. SF Motors will pay $110 million to produce “intelligent electric vehicles,” according to publicly available filings. It will spend …

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 23, 2017

… at this innovative organization at the intersection of creativity and technology. Rachel Bitte: What does Getty Images look for in applicants? A love of photography or creative pursuits in general? Katie Cushing: Outside of our photographers, were more about finding people who can appreciate creative visual work versus produce it. Im by no means a good photographer, but am constantly humbled and in awe of the work our teams do. For marketing, sales, or finance, for example, you still need to …

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College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

June 22, 2017

Image: AFP/Getty Images Wanna become an Instagram star? Now, you can get a formal education for that. A university in China is offering courses that are meant to equip students with the skills they need for online fame. SEE ALSO: Instagram influencers are utter nonsense, and Fyre Fest proves it From make-up classes, catwalk practice to dance performances, the Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College (YWICC) near Shanghai says it knows what you need to become a social media celeb. Image: …

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This Instagram post from Beyonc’s mom has us asking a lot of questions about the twins

June 20, 2017

… Gemini saviors, Lawson posted a video from New York, explaining she was there for a friend’s son’s wedding. “God lets things happen in his time not ours! Don’t try to rush him!” she cryptically added to the post. We all know she would never miss the birth of the twins, who have been reportedly born in Los Angeles, which begs us to ask a few questions that desperately need answers. Were the twins born on Monday, as TMZ reported? Does her caption insinuate the twins …

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

June 20, 2017

… space on the platform. If you’re wondering, Storj’s ICO was also successful; the company easily raised $30 million in May 2017. And Bancor’s tokens are a type of monetary reserve that provide liquidity to other tokens; per the project’s FAQ, an increase of value of other tokens on the Bancor network should increase the value of the Bancor token as well. It all revolves around Ethereum So how do you get in on the action? First, you need to get some ETH, or Ethereum. …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… “It could be argued that publishers have engaged in a race to the bottom approach and supported these bad ad units because of the pressures Google and Facebook have placed on the industry,” he said. “But it didn’t need to be that way. I’d argue that if everyone is given an equal opportunity to sell non-bad ads, it doesn’t make much difference.” Next, Facebook tightened its algorithm for the nth time in a bid to squeeze out clickbaitonly this time, the …

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New documentary carries on Leonard Nimoy’s legacy

June 19, 2017

The late Leanard Nimoy (left) and Julie Nimoy, his daughter and writer of the new documentary.Image: Julie nimoy  and David knight The love for Leonard Nimoy lives long and prospers, but does the world really need two Nimoy documentaries, one from each of his biological children? Logically speaking, yes it does. Our films are very different, said Julie Nimoy, referring to her new documentary, Remembering Leonard Nimoy, and For the Love of Spock, the 2016 crowd-funded documentary by her …

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

June 18, 2017

… seemed to “lack the resources to deal with a crisis of this magnitude”, despite being the country’s “wealthiest borough”. ‘Suspicion’ Meanwhile, Labour MP David Lammy, whose friend Khadija Saye is among the dead, has called for urgent action to make sure all documents relating to the refurbishment and management of the Grenfell Tower fire are protected. After speaking to residents, he said: “Suspicion of a cover-up is rising. “We need to make …

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Rookie research: When school science gets ‘real’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

Image caption Some galaxies are lemon-shaped, said Dr Geach The project has been funded by a grant of almost 3,000 from the Royal Society, the UK’s science academy. “If they find anything, scientists will be interested,” says Dr Geach. This kind of engagement by scientists with primary pupils is “one of the things we need to do, as this age is when you can really get them switched on as scientists”, he adds. Image copyright Teesside University …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… concerned about their own safety are now talking about the need to conduct political debate in a more civil way. Many connected the shooting rampage to the fearsome tone of current political rhetoric, since the shooter, James Hodgkinson, from Illinois, left anti-Trump screeds on his social media page. “The poisonous atmosphere in Washington and the polarization in our country causes warped, twisted minds to do terrible things,” Maine Sen. Susan Collins told CNN on Thursday. …

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Congressional baseball players: We must unite

June 15, 2017

… take this approach How can you compromise with evil? We’ve always believed that civility is a vital element of our democracy, but in today’s heated climate, we need it more than ever. It is this belief that has motivated us as chairmen of the Congressional Civility Caucus. You may not find two members of Congress who disagree more on issues. We represent neighboring districts in Kansas and Missouri as Republicans and Democrats, but if you ask our constituents at home about the …

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Is there such a thing as a high-fashion fitness tracker? Yes, yes there is.

June 15, 2017

… life In the old days, people wound their watches. Today, we charge them. With the Activit Steel, you will rarely need to worry about how much juice is left in the device. The watch boasts a robust eight-month battery life and doesnt require any prompting to start recording your every movement. It senses you’re moving or sleeping and transmits the data to the accompanying smartphone app, Health Mate. Image: withings Features worth geeking out about The tracker features a three-axis …

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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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Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

… aside, northeast Asia is well situated for the World Cup. South Korea, Japan and China all have extensive sporting facilities — South Korea and Japan co-hosted the successful 2002 World Cup, the first time the tournament was held in Asia. Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympics, while Tokyo is due to host the 2020 games. If the three countries, along with North Korea, put forward a joint bid, it would likely be a compelling one, without the need for extensive stadium development as in Qatar, …

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Student asks T-Pain for a senior quote and gets an amazing response

June 10, 2017

… …………… .slow clap* T-Pain (@TPAIN) June 6, 2017 Overall, Silvan was pretty pleased with the outcome. No one can ever make me feel bad ever again gabriel (@DRYRAlN) June 6, 2017 The lesson learned from this story is that T-Pain might not “Buy U a Drank”, but he just may help you look cool in high school. Not surprising coming from the man who has a meme tattooed on his hand. WATCH: 200 million dollars is for suckers! All you need is cardboard …

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No wand? No problem. Anyone can apply to audition for roles in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel

June 7, 2017

… The best part? It’s an open casting call. That means basically *anyone* can live out their childhood dreams and apply for an audition. The roles the company is trying to fill include young versions of Newt Scamander Gellert Grindelwald, Albus Dumbledore, Leta Lestrange and more. SEE ALSO: There are now Harry Potter books in Hogwarts House colors, because of course Now, there are *some* requirements when it comes to applying for a role. The spots need to be filled by teenagers. For the …

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Teen’s family recreates her mom’s special graduation photo

June 6, 2017

… OMG! Jeremy Pond (@JeremyPond) June 3, 2017 props to your dad too for aging backward and both parents for keeping their aesthetic 2000&fresh! Congratulations! Amy Fan (@amyfanofficial) June 2, 2017 that’s your mom? sis out here looking like she drinks bottled water from the the fountain of youth daily. i need her regime pic.twitter.com/uFnJCp9dZQ black nirvana. (@_idktaryn) June 2, 2017 “People have overwhelming liked and retweeted my post,” she said. …

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Apple gave us new Photos, Maps, and Siri: Check out what you missed at WWDC

June 6, 2017

… right from Photos. watchOS 4 The Apple Watch just got a major bump. The first thing announced was new watch faces. With watchOS 4, Siri uses machine learning to show you what you need to know (like what’s coming up on your calendar and when the sun will set that day). You can also choose the Kaleidoscope face or one of the new Disney-inspired faces, which live play whenever the face is raised. Image: WWDC Presentation Perhaps the newest update with watchOS is the healthy initiative. …

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

June 6, 2017

… attacks. ___ 4:35 p.m. London's police counterterrorism chief says the public should expect to see increased security measures as authorities investigate the latest attack to strike Britain. Assistant Police Commissioner Mark Rowley said Sunday that police need to establish whether others were involved in planning Saturday night's vehicle and knife attack on London Bridge and at nearby restaurants. Seven people were killed in the attack and 21 are in critical condition. Rowley says …

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Hey Corporate America, Please Sponsor This Column!

June 5, 2017

… Tappers suit coat or Rachel Maddows blouse or Lesley Stahls dress should be worth somewhere close to six figures from grateful designers or retailers.. Their bosses might welcome such a policy since it would enable them to brag to shareholders about bottom-line cost-cutting, which would protect those huge bonuses they get. And the talent could reap the benefits of exposure. (Yes, there are some pesky conflict of interest standards to deal with, but all the networks need to do is to declare that …

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It’s time to get serious about editing tweets

June 4, 2017

When your tweets need surgery.Image: Lance ulanoff/mashable And thus he spoke: Covfefe. Its an embarrassing Twitter mistake, especially for a sitting President. Donald Trumps solution, after waking up and discovering he left this bizarre remark in the ether, was, ultimately, to delete the tweet. I bet he wished, like many of us on Twitter, that he could simply edit Tweets. SEE ALSO: Words with Friends adds ‘covfefe’ to its dictionary, ‘covfefe’ is officially dead I …

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

May 31, 2017

… country.) The trip was unfortunately a failure by any objective standard, Boyer said. It left European allies rattled and contributed to the emerging image of the U.S. as an unreliable and unpredictable partner, Boyer continued. For now, the Trump administration might believe that Europeans needed to be rattled into taking responsibility for their own defense, even if it compromises their relationship with the U.S. Trumps foreign policy is predicated on the idea that NATO members need America …

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

May 29, 2017

… your home. You get used to it. In order to spark those fireworks in your brain again, you need to purchase something newer and better. The experiences you purchase, on the other hand, are temporary. A day trip to the local museum. An hour-long painting session. A month-long tour of Asia. All of these activities eventually come to an end. The fact that they dont last is maybe one of the greatest advantages they have over material objects. Experiences are outside your regular routine, so you savor …

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