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

June 23, 2017

… is also reportedly a consultant for SF Motors, according to the news site. SF Motors’ move into Indiana is a pretty poignant symbol of the clean energy transformation: a plant that once produced beastly sport-utility vehicles will now churn out cars with virtually no tailpipe emissions. A Kentucky coal mining museum sparked a similar narrative this spring when it installed solar panels on the building’s rooftop. …

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College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

June 22, 2017

… skills. Image: AFP/Getty Images Image: AFP/Getty Images “I like dressing myself up really pretty and take [sic] pictures, I feel like this major really suits me,” Ms Jiang told news wire AFP. Mengna Jiang is one of many hoping to make it big Image: AFP/Getty Images If you make it in a country with over a billion people, your reach could be astronomical. Papi Jiang, one of China’s most popular online celebrities, has a following of 44 million across multiple …

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Ossoff’s liberalism just wasn’t right for Georgia district

June 21, 2017

… Health and Human Services, and the race had become a proxy for the national political climate and a test of GOP might in the early months of the Trump presidency. Voters were inundated with phone calls and television ads like never before. Growing up in suburban Atlanta as a sports/political-news junkie, I remember “Hammerin’” Hank Aaron hitting number 715 in 1974, Newt Gingrich being sworn in as Congressman in 1979, and CNN launching the first 24-hour news channel in …

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

June 20, 2017

… might be in vain. There is a whole lot of /r/bitcoin style “this is good news” ITT… imo yes, it is a huge issue!https://t.co/Hi46zzPTxE Vlad Zamfir (@VladZamfir) June 13, 2017 There are also various tricks big players can employ to buy tokens before others; some companies are undertaking measures to make the playing field more even, with mixed success. Finally, ICOs aren’t regulated. A company that sets out to do an ICO will post some rules on a website, and …

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

June 19, 2017

The world of online advertising remains split: there’s the Wild West and then there’s the corporate dystopia. In the wild west, dozens of shadowy firms churn out annoying two-bit ads for a quick buck; fake news sites feed off ad exchanges not entirely unlike those that serve the country’s paper of record; Russian cybercriminals routinely bilk the world’s biggest brands out of millions through ad fraud. SEE ALSO: Can Google’s ad blocker save the online ad industry …

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Inside the exclusive world of Tinder Select

June 18, 2017

… thing. But here’s the really bad news: according to McAlone, “Most of the Tinder Select members I’ve seen in the past worked in tech or in PR. Ugh. Those are NOT the kind of celebrities that dreams are made of. The real payoff with Tinder Select, it seems, is the juiced up algorithm, which results in you getting a lot more matches. McAlone says, “It feels like some giant Cupid is sitting on your side of the scale.” Tinder, expectedly, has not commented on how it …

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

June 18, 2017

… Wednesday. It tore through all floors of the building and took more than 200 firefighters 24 hours to bring under control. Two neighbouring Tube lines are partly suspended until 14:00 BST on Sunday amid safety concerns of debris falling on to the tracks. The Hammersmith and City Line has been suspended between Edgware Road and Hammersmith, and the Circle Line is also closed, Transport for London said. Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning More From this publisher : …

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Mark Hamill just tweeted about his death but don’t freak out

June 17, 2017

Image: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions Mark Hamill is very much alive and if you’ve heard anything about his deatheven from his official Twitter accountthen you’ve been duped by some fake news. The Star Wars actor poked fun at a tweet that claimed Hamill had passed away, and shared his sentiments for, well, himself with some apt hashtags. SEE ALSO: This photo of Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd in ‘Star Wars’ costumes will ruin you A fake …

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There’s a serious problem with Twitter’s account security

June 17, 2017

… your browsing history could also just make things worse But let’s back up for a second. No matter who you are, having your Twitter hacked would be a major bummer. In the case of political figures like Donald Trump, however, a hijacked account means more than just a headache think of the havoc a fake policy pronouncement could wreak? And so it was welcome news back in 2013 when Twitter rolled out two-factor authentication (2FA) to all of its users. This added layer of security allows users …

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Here’s What We Know About The U.S. Open Airship Crash

June 16, 2017

… depressurize, The Guardian reported. Walsh told Milwaukee news station WTMJ-TV that Thompson was an experienced and careful pilot who was wearing a fireproof flight suit at the time of the crash. The crash left Thompson with burns on 40 percent of his body. Thursdays crash involved a hot air balloon known as a thermal airship, according to Jon Radowski, owner of hot air balloon manufacturer Apex Balloons.Unlike a traditional blimp, which is inflated with helium, a thermal airship uses …

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Congressional baseball players: We must unite

June 15, 2017

… news, the first thing she did was text her friend whose husband plays on the Republican team. When I saw my friend Rep. Pat Meehan, R-Pennsylvania, in the Capitol building this morning, the first thing I did was give him a hug. While members of Congress may disagree on policy and politics, we still respect each other as human beings. But that doesn’t mean we and the public don’t sometimes fall short in how we treat those we disagree with politically. As a nation, we must recommit …

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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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Blue plaques: Who did you nominate for an award? – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… Plaque Trust, after audiences were invited to nominate worthy artists earlier this year. BBC Music Day 2017 – BBC BBC Music homepage BBC Music news LIVE More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAzon Profit Builder – Unlimited Sites License Create Amazon Sites in 43 secondsAzonAuthority – Trial License Profit Builder is the Ultimate LIVE Builder and Profit Generator for WordPress, giving users an Amazing “All in One” toolbox and empowering websites with awe inspiring …

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Remembering Jo Cox: Her family one year on – BBC News

June 13, 2017

… recover. So we didn’t know.” But he describes a police inspector breaking the news: “He doesn’t have to tell you, you can see by his expression.” Kim listens to her parents silently, but the pain is etched across her face. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Floral tributes and candles were left at a vigil for Jo Cox in Parliament Square Gordon adds: “It’s not, after one year it gets better. It doesn’t. It won’t go away. But we …

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British PM Theresa May seeks lifeline after bruising election result

June 12, 2017

London (CNN)UK Prime Minister Theresa May, clinging on in Downing Street, will appeal for the support of her members of parliament (MPs) Monday, after losing the Conservatives a cherished government majority in last week’s election. With her government majority at zero, May has no control over Parliament a week away from the Queen’s Speech, when new laws are presented, and the scheduled start of Brexit talks. Election shock undercuts UK on world stage …

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Mark Hamill, George Takei, and more post tributes to Adam West

June 11, 2017

Image: Mike Coppola/Getty Images Adam West, the actor famous for his wry, dramatic portrayal of Batman, died Friday of complications related to leukemia. He was 88. After news of his death broke Saturday, fellow stars including Mark Hamill, Conan O’Brien, and George Takei shared tributes to West on Twitter. SEE ALSO: Holy icon, Batman, Adam West meant a lot to me “I’m so lucky to have worked w/ him & tell him how much he meant to me,” Hamill wrote. Holy hell, …

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The most ridiculous viral moments of the UK election campaign

June 9, 2017

… “smell their spaniel”). SEE ALSO: Politicians change 404 error page to troll UK Prime Minister Theresa May From tweets on the official House of Cards account to spectacularly odd campaign videos, we give you some of the most viral moments from the UK general election 2017 campaign trail: 1. Brenda’s brilliantly blunt reaction to the news of another election. how does Theresa May manage to look so constantly annoyed, I mean she’s eating chips there, chips are happy …

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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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Here’s a Twitter list for Comey’s Senate testimony

June 8, 2017

… CNN’s chief political correspondent. Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1 MSNBC producer who’s always on it on Twitter. Ken Dilanian @KenDilanianNBC National security reporter for NBC news. Bradd Jaffy @BraddJaffy NBC Nightly news writer and editor. Gabriel Debenedetti @gdebenedetti Politico political reporter. Greg Miller @gregpmiller National security correspondent for the Washington Post. David Sanger @SangerNYT National security correspondent for the New York Times. Maggie Haberman …

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Soccer stars reach out to girl disqualified from tournament because she ‘looks like a boy’

June 8, 2017

… actually Mili, whose parents say she cried after the team was kicked out of the tournament. But then their story garnered national news interest, and Mili now has some very high-profile supporters. “I was mad; I never had that problem before. Shes been playing so long in different tournaments,” Gerardo Hernandez, Mili’s father, told The Washington Post. “I dont want no problems with nobody, but that wasnt the right way to treat people. Why they want to tell my girl looks …

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

June 6, 2017

… Intelligence Group says Islamic State's news agency is claiming fighters for the extremist group carried out the van and knife attack in London that left seven people dead. SITE said in a statement Sunday that the Islamic State's Aamaq news service cited "a security source" in the Arabic-language posting claiming the attack. Islamic State has often made such claims not just when it has sent attackers, but when extremists carrying out deadly plots were inspired by the …

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Quant Manager of $6 Billion Backs Stocks Hidden From Front Pages

June 5, 2017

No news is good news. At least for investors seeking stable returns, it’s better to buy companies that aren’t in the spotlight. To exploit a so-called low-volatility anomaly, the head of quantitative equity management at BNP Paribas SA invests in stocks that seldom get any attention in the media. “People are attracted by companies where they get a lot of information,” Laurent Lagarde said in an interview in Oslo. “They tend to prefer more volatile stocks for …

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Gulf States In Diplomatic Crisis As Multiple Countries Cut Ties With Qatar

June 5, 2017

… region, including the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS (Islamic State) and al-Qaeda, and promotes the message and schemes of these groups through their media constantly, the Saudi state news agency SPA said. Qatar had no immediate reaction to the announcements, and Qatari officials could not be reached for comment, but it has denied supporting terrorism or Iran in the past. The measures are more severe than during a previous eight-month rift in 2014, when Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE …

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Hey Corporate America, Please Sponsor This Column!

June 5, 2017

… sponsors: The US Steel Hour, Philco Playhouse Colgate Comedy Hour, Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, the Texaco Star Theater. As for the sacrosanct temple of news, the first network newscast on NBC was the Camel news Caravan with John Cameron Swayze. And for years, local stations featured newscasts, sponsored by Standard Oil, that had a prominent sign reading Your ESSO Reporter on the news desk (Esso was the predecessor to Exxon). In his memoir, former network anchor Roger Mudd recalls a successful …

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Police Tell Londoners to Run and Hide as Attack Underway in London

June 4, 2017

… An eyewitness later told Sky news that he had seen two firearms officers fire automatic weapons into the Brindisa tapas bar on the corner of the market. Will Heaven, managing editor of the Spectator magazine, told Sky of the moment that he realized another terrorist assault on Britain was unfolding in front of him. I was in the back of an Uber cab driving south over London Bridge. Suddenly on the left-hand side on the bridge there was somebody down on the pavement with a small crowd around …

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