London fire: Inquest versus inquiry – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… Robert Francis QC was widely praised for the way he ran the Mid Staffs public inquiry However, it should be noted that like a coroner’s recommendations, those of a public inquiry have no legal force. The Mid Staffs example also illustrates the critical importance of selecting the right person to chair the inquiry. That person sets the tone and needs the right mix of high level interpersonal skills to communicate with the families of victims and win their trust, the intellectual ability …

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New smart home designs will come with dead zone-free Wi-Fi and Alexa

June 16, 2017

… a strong network signal is becoming increasingly important. The org has issued a new set of guidelines for homebuilders to follow to include wireless networks in their designs, which were drafted with an eye to the needs of a connected future, according to the Wi-Fi Alliance announcement: The requirements consider the increasing number of smart home devices expected in homes over the next decade, and the growing demand for data-intensive usages such as virtual reality and simultaneous 4K video …

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Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence to work on Travis 2.0

June 15, 2017

… out a world-class leadership team,” Kalanick wrote in the memo sent to his team of more than 13,000 employees. Kalanick referenced working on Uber 2.0, which he had described in a talk he gave in March as “the most just place to work” in the world. But Kalanick will be taking some time off “to work on Travis 2.0 to become the leader that this company needs,” he wrote. Indeed, Kalanick was at the heart of many of the scandals that were exposed, including a visit to …

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

June 10, 2017

Open up the average school yearbook and you’ll find a variety of choices for senior quotes. They can range from anywhere from the bizarre to the charming. However, few can boast that their senior quote was personally curated by a hip hop mogul and mid-2000s pop icon named T-Pain. Gabriel Silvan proved that it is, indeed, possible. Here’s the breakdown of what Silvan describes as “a series of very, very, very, very fortunate events.” SEE ALSO: Who needs T-Pain? Waze now …

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Trump, critics gird for long war after Comey’s moment

June 9, 2017

… under the shadow of the Mueller probe. And ultimately, Trump’s fate, should Mueller decide there is a case, could hinge on his political standing. Since impeachment is a political question rather than a legal one, Republican leaders are less likely to open proceedings against a President with juice. And Trump needs his party to stand strong beside him. Should Democrats take back the House next year, his political destiny would be wrested out of Republican hands. More From this …

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Guys seeking a ‘generic’ dad on Craigslist ad want a paternal presence at their BBQ

June 7, 2017

… comedian Bill Murray, barbecue co-host Dane Anderson told The Huffington Post in an interview. In case Murray is a no-show, there’s probably still an array of dads who can meet those burger-flipping, Jimmy Buffet-summer needs. To those interested: just keep in mind that this gig isn’t paid. But hey, there’ll be tons of food and beer. “We’re just looking for a dad to crack a cold one open with the boys,” Anderson said to KHQ-TV. Any takers? WATCH: Bacon lovers …

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

June 6, 2017

… answer to the Amazon Echo, only it’s designed with an emphasis on music. That means HomePod is bigger since it needs to house a four-inch woofer in addition to seven tweeters. Siri is of course built-in so users can interact via voice and it has the new job of “musicologist,” responding to natural-language commands about music (“Play something mellow,” et al.). HomePod will also do common tasks like alarms, timers, conversions, and some web-search queries, and it …

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

June 6, 2017

… space it needs to breed." Representatives for the two companies issued statements on Sunday saying they've been working to improve the technology to identify and remove inappropriate content, including posts and files that are terror-related. Nick Pickles, UK head of public policy at Twitter, said: "We continue to expand the use of technology as part of a systematic approach to removing this type of content." Google said, "We are committed to working in partnership with …

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The Secret Sorority at Penn States Deadly Hazing Party

June 5, 2017

… daughter involved in Greek life at Penn State. Trilogy markets itself to freshman using that limited oversight as an incentive, she said. Dues for a national sorority are about $700. Trilogys are $80. These girls say, We party with the frats, can party as many nights as we want, participate in THON, and we dont have any advisers or old ladies telling us what we can do. How can you lose? I would never let my kids join that. If the university wants to protect students, she continued, it needs to …

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Kim Kardashian pens essay calling for stricter gun control

June 4, 2017

Image: Stephen Lovekin/REX/Shutterstock “Is it more important to protect the second amendment than to protect our own children?” asks Kim Kardashian West in an open letter on her website. She’s one of the celebrities working with Everytown for Gun Safety on National Gun Violence Awareness Day to call for stricter gun control. “There is such a disconnect between what the country needs to protect our people and the laws that are proposed and enacted,” she writes. …

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Election blind dates: John Whittingdale and Jess Phillips – BBC News

June 2, 2017

… similar. What did you disagree on?: We disagreed on most areas of the different manifestos and policy issues around what needs money spending on it and what doesn’t. He very much didn’t want to be putting a burden on business and I don’t want to be putting a burden on my constituents, so I suppose that was one of the biggest differences. What did he convince you on?: I’m not convinced by much. Our consensus came from how we are feeling, the public reaction to this …

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Amazon Alexa is now iCloud calendar compatible

June 2, 2017

Image:  TYLER ESSARY/MASHABLe If you use Amazon’s trusty AI, Alexa, for all your scheduling needs, we have some good news for you. Amazon announced on Wednesday that Alexa-compatible devices now finally support Apple’s iCloud calendars. While Alexa has previously synced with other major calendar services including Google Calendar, G Suite, Outlook, and Office 365 the AI assistant has been notably lacking integration with iCloud calendars … until now. With the update, …

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

May 31, 2017

… more than American needs them. But presidents often find that they need allies in times of crisis. The heart of the NATO charter is Article 5, the collective defense provision. But it was never used during the Cold War. It was only 16 years ago on September 12, 2001. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsPixo Membership 6Months Get access for 6 months to the Pixo MembershipWP Graphics Toolkit (lifetime) WP Graphics Toolkit is a massive library of web ready images and graphics …

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Anita Borg Institute ends Uber partnership over Uber’s treatment of women

… individual women technologists that work at Uber to be a part of our Systers and local communities and to take part in ABI events worldwide. Please let me know if I can answer any question. Kind regards, Jody Mahoney Senior Vice President Industry Partners Anita Borg Institute www.anitaborg.org WATCH: Who needs a plane when you can go skydiving from a drone More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsGreen Screen Academy Reseller FULL Funnel The 3-in-one Green Screen …

May 27, 2017
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Walkers Crisps social media campaign for free soccer tickets takes a dark turn

… Some of the videos that made it through included images of serial killer Harold Shipman, accused sexual predator Rolf Harris, and sex offender Jimmy Savile. Another featured Joseph Stalin. At least the “wave” selfie of former Vice President Joe Biden’s smiling face isn’t as as gruesome as the others. WATCH: Who needs a plane when you can go skydiving from a drone More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSyndRanker Unlimited – Yearly SyndRanker …

May 26, 2017
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Bulletin bets that online shopping brands still want storefronts

… or trying to get noticed online. Old guard department stores might do well to take note. WATCH: Amazon has so many orders that it needs its own cargo plane More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsBreeze Builder special golden opportunityVideo Marketer Agency Main Site This Is The Ultimate Video Marketers Toolbox Including Invoicing – Check It Out Today -SiteSync Basic SITESYNC Is The Only Tool That Will Backup, Download and Restore Your Websites 24/7 On AutopilotMonkey Playr – …

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