Child protection scheme for Scottish sport ‘not working’ – BBC News

April 26, 2017

The Scottish government plans to have new legislation in place by 2019. Who needs to undergo background checks? But the committee said it believed action needed to be taken now to strengthen the PVG scheme and to ensure “unsuitable people” were prevented from doing regulated work. It also called for a strengthening of the “minimum operating requirements” that sport governing bodies are required to meet in relation to child protection. And it recommended that future …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… a five-time Tour winner with two top 10s in majors, while Scott, Schwartzel and two-time runner-up Westwood form a formidable chasing pack. The 25-year-old Pieters, who played a starring role for Europe in the 2016 Ryder Cup with four wins out of five matches, is bidding to become the first debutant since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979 to win the Masters. In all, 14 players will go into Sunday within six shots of the lead, including grand slam-chasing Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman, who needs the …

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The Surface Pro 5 could be yet another boring refresh

April 8, 2017

… little more than just a spec bump. At the very least, the next Surface Pro needs to have USB-C, if only because everything’s moving towards USB-C being the one port to rule them all. We also wouldn’t mind seeing better battery life and a more sensitive Surface Pen stylus. Though Microsoft has yet to announce any upcoming product events, ZDNet says the company’s planning a spring event to possibly introduce the new Surface Pro and other new hardware. A Surface Book 2 and new …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

… four birdies, including a chip-in at the sixth, with five bogeys — the last after his approach to the 28th hit the pin and bounced off the green — to shoot 73 for one over par. Golf icons remember Arnold Palmer McIlroy needs the Masters to become only the sixth player to win all four of golf’s major titles — along with Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen. Of that illustrious group, only Sarazen achieved the feat at Augusta. …

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YouTube TV review: Live TV streaming has never looked so good

April 6, 2017

… watch. One super-slick app The app’s divided into three main sections: Library, Home, and Live. Image: lili sams/mashable If you need any proof that cable TV needs to be reinvented, look no further than a cable box’s confusing remote control and its spreadsheet-like programming guide. These two components of cable TV haven’t changed in decades, and it’s embarrassing. I’m a tech guy and I get frustrated just looking at all the buttons on a cable remote control. …

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Why developers struggle to make video game cameras that don’t annoy you

April 4, 2017

… one here. We got it just right, so people didnt really notice that there are moments in the game where steering doesnt do anything, Nava said. Balancing for two types of players Taking camera control away momentarily isnt a perfect solution, though. More experienced players tend to move the camera manually more often than inexperienced ones who are less accustomed to steering characters through three-dimensional space. The veteran player wants full camera control, while the noob needs the camera …

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Facebook now lets you create personal fundraisers for yourself, friends, and family

March 31, 2017

… they are important, critical financial needs.” To create a fundraiser, the first question you’re asked is, “Who are you raising money for?” You can choose a friend on Facebook, a nonprofit, yourself, or “someone or something not on Facebook” (like a pet or a young child), incorporating all the tool’s functionalities into a single flow. Once you choose who you’re raising money for, you select one of the six categories and fill out a short …

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What we learned from the new ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ trailer and what we still want to know

March 30, 2017

… healthy relationship with all of his super-armor. Image: sony After Peter’s disastrous attempt at superhero-ing, Tony tells him he wants the Spidey suit back. Peter pleads, “But I’m nothing without this suit.” Tony responds, “If you’re nothing without this suit, then you shouldn’t have it.” At first blush, this seems like good advice. Peter needs to learn who he really is, not get cocky behind some high-tech suit. But then we considered the …

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Trump White House reveals it’s ‘not familiar’ with global warming costs

March 29, 2017

… without climate action. By the end of the century, Even steeper declines up to 36 percent of per capita GDP could occur. There’s much more evidence out there that needs to be brought to the attention of the Trump White House, from findings by the World Economic Forum to military leaders who worry about a proliferation of failed states as climate impacts worsen. The bottom line is that waiting to tackle climate change is the most expensive option, and the one that could ultimately hurt, …

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Grindr isn’t just a hookup app, it’s now an LGBTQ publisher too

March 29, 2017

… and more that celebrate and represent the modern LGBTQ world.” Grindr says Into will serve as a “barometer” and “a digital window into the LGBTQ world,” publishing content on things like fashion and music, to current events and advice for the LGBTQ community. Itaims to be an “all-inclusive” site that’s “open to everyone with a message or story that needs to be heard.” Into’s homepage on Grindr.com. Image: grindr “After …

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Facebook is now letting everyone and their mother go live from computers

March 23, 2017

… everyday people to amp up their broadcasts, which is cool, surebut we’re not exactly clear on why your thought of the day broadcast needs studio-level production values. Users will also be able to go live in groups, events, and pages they manage. Pissed off your friends viewed your event invitation but never RSVP’ed? Just queue up a livestream to drag them to show off all the fun they’re missing out on. There is one group that might welcome the new live expansion: gamers. …

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On Twitter’s 11th birthday, here’s another reminder they care about live video

March 22, 2017

… (two-time, part-time CEO) touts the word “live” more than video, he’s shown that they’re on the same quest: to capture the attention of consumers, and the passion of creators. Video’s where the eyes are, and therefore, the ad dollars (something Twitter desperately needs if it wants to appease its skeptical-if-not-increasingly-critical investors). On Tuesday, Twitter released the Periscope Producer API, allowing creators to broadcast from external hardware and …

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Snap Inc. is expanding its Australian footprint with a huge sports deal

March 20, 2017

Snap has signed a deal with theAustralian Football League.Image: Steve Meddle/REX/Shutterstock Snapchat wants those advertising dollars, and what do people like? Sport, of course. Like Twitter before it, Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc. is chasing deals with Australian sporting codes in an effort to monetise its claimed 4 million daily active users locally. On Monday, it announced a partnership with the Australian Football League (AFL). SEE ALSO: Snapchat needs to evolveor it’ll …

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A second child has died in Pennsylvania hoverboard fire, and now federal officials want answers

March 19, 2017

… the letter states. “We urge you to identify whether the hoverboard involved was included in the July 2016 recall based on the results of its investigation, CPSC should consider whether the July 2016 recall needs to be expanded and if the current voluntary standard adequately protects consumers.” “My thoughts and prayers are with the two children,” Buerkle said in a statement on Thursday. “An important part of our investigation is determining the make and model of …

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10 brilliant tricks to make you a Snapchat power user

March 19, 2017

… Image: screenshot Raymond wong/mashable Image: SCREENSHOT RAYMOND WONG/MASHABLE Custom geofilters start at $5 and increase in price as your geofence gets larger, and Snapchat needs to approve the design (dirty designs will likely be rejected). You can also use an app like Confetti to create geofilters, but it’ll cost you $10 to save the design and submit the geofilter to Snapchat yourself, or $15 to save the filter and auto-submit to Snapchat for approval these are costs on top of …

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CNN 10 – March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

… rally, the longest and strongest in history, up 583 percent. To match the length of that run, this one needs to go another four years. To match the gains from that 1987 to 2000 bull run, it will have to at least double again from here. The risks for investors ahead: higher interest rates from the Fed, a potential trade war, congressional gridlock over tax reform. The potentially bigger risks: missing out on an economy roaring back. (END VIDEOTAPE) AZUZ: Making tech news, the company in the …

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Barbara Buttrick: The woman who boxed to the top – BBC News

March 10, 2017

… grounds, I feel something special about the 5th Street Gym,” he said. “For Barbara, it had to be hard but she found her way, she made her path. A world champion, I can only imagine the things that she has seen, witnessing and watching the greatness. Her story needs to be told.” Buttrick fought more than 1,000 exhibition matches in the States, winning 30 professional fights, drawing one and losing just one before retiring in 1960. It was in 1957 that she fought Phyllis Kugler, …

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CNN 10 – March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017

… a driver seat? DENIS SVERDLOV, ROBORACE CEO: I would say everything. It looks like a plane with wheels. And it’s super efficient in terms of aerodynamics and it’s super fast. Professional drivers cannot take the G-force which is going to be created in this type of cars. And it’s super powerful. So, we created special motors for these cars, so it’s almost 500 horsepower per wheel. So, it’s a beast. And, software engineer needs to find a way how to manage this car. …

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New voice for disabled consumers – BBC News

February 21, 2017

… businesses realise the value of disabled consumers and the importance of catering to every customer’s needs. “These industries must become fully inclusive. Not being able to access the high street, products and services, transport or simply to access a loo jars with our national values: it must change.” Suzanne Bull of Attitude is Everything, an organisation that aims to improve deaf and disabled people’s access to live music, said everyone should have the right to enjoy …

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Dear White, Christian Trump Supporters: We Need To Talk

February 16, 2017

… stakes are much higher, and I cannot simply agree to disagree. Thats why Im writing you now. We need to talk, and I dont know how to talk to you anymore. I need to know, is it more important to you to win than to do good? Or can we build coalitions? Listen to science? Rely on real evidence? Be effective? Put the needs and rights of all others above ideologies? Can we live the love of God we claim? You want me to hear and understand you. I get that. I also want you to hear and understand the …

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Tupperware: How the 1950s party model conquered the world – BBC News

February 15, 2017

… scoffs. You can tell Mr Goings is slightly disappointed. The King of Tupperware hasn’t got any at just the moment he needs some. Yet, despite being in Switzerland, thousands of miles away from the firm’s headquarters in Orlando, Florida, it’s not an unreasonable expectation that Tupperware’s products may indeed be available. For while Tupperware may, in the UK at least, be forever associated with a bygone era when women stayed at home and men went to work, it’s now …

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Inside Kylie Jenner’s NYC pop-up shop with her most hardcore fans

February 15, 2017

… people’s wants and needs. Keeping Up With the Kardashians and the entire Kardashian-Jenner empire rests, at its heart, on the complex, and ultimately life-affirming relationships between women. That and Olympic-level vanity and consumerism, so it really all ties together. At 10am.. #kyliejenner #thekylieshop #kyliepopupshop #kyliecosmetics #kylie A video posted by Nana’s Grandaughter (@elanaofnyc) on Feb 13, 2017 at 10:06am PST Eventually, the cold became too much for some, …

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Hundreds March On Chuck Schumers House Demanding He Resist Trumps Agenda

February 1, 2017

… world, a world in which everybodys needs are taken into consideration, Andoh said. And it seems like those very basic rights are being trampled as we speak. Its going to get pretty ugly I know that for sure, Andoh said. But were in for the long ride. Adam Goldberg/HuffPost The protest was part of #ResistTrumpTuesdays, a series of events planned for every Tuesday during Trumps first 100 days. The actions are led by progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org, community activist group Resist Trump …

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