Breaking with tradition, Trump White House forgoes Ramadan dinner

June 25, 2017

(CNN)For the first time in nearly two decades, the White House did not host an iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. “Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity,” they said. “Now, as they commemorate Eid with family and friends, they carry on the tradition of helping neighbors and breaking bread with People from all walks of life.” …

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Extra security for ‘Europe’s largest Eid party’ in Birmingham – BBC News

June 25, 2017

“Every year the event gets bigger… of course security will be a high priority, but we want People – also the wider communities – to enjoy the activities,” a spokesman for Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre said. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Security has been stepped up at Birmingham Central Mosque, the chairman said Mr Afzal said West Midlands Police and local authorities were doing “their best” to tackle hate crime against …

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Sorry, but I feel kinda weird about ‘Snap Map’

June 24, 2017

… young person’s location throughout a day. My worries didn’t end there, though. What if one evening, when perusing the map, I learn that all my friends are hanging out without me? Instagram and Snapchat Stories already give me heaps of FOMO. I’m not sure I can handle anymore. I’m not the only one who feels this way. In fact, lots of People have taken to social media to say the map is yet another FOMO-inducing feature: Don’t like this Snap Map update for Snapchat. …

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Grand Jury’s ‘Myth’ Report On A California Jail Snitch Scandal Draws Criticism

June 24, 2017

… jury opting to use such incendiary language was disturbing because it flies in the face of contrary, carefully reasoned findings by the two courts who have considered the question the most closely. Fernandez referred to the reaction of Paul Wilson, whose wife, Christy, was one of the eight People killed by Dekraai. A myth? What a slap in the face to each of these families, Wilson said to the court. We have had to suffer through this, and they call it a myth. …

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Hill figures: The stories behind the scars on England’s skin – BBC News

June 24, 2017

Image copyright National Trust Image caption Is it a horse or a dragon? It is said that when King Arthur awakes the hill figure will rise up and dance The Uffington Horse, in the Berkshire Downs, is considered the oldest hill figure of them all. Carved in the Iron Age, there has been an unbroken chain of People caring for this prehistoric monument for the past 3,000 years. Image copyright August Schwerdfeger Image caption The Osmington White Horse was carved in honour of King George …

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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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Glastonbury: All you need to know about headliners Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… Radiohead chats to Annie Mac Annie Mac: How are you all feeling about this? Ed O’Brien: To be honest, a little nervous. A few days ago we were doing the setlist for a show in Denmark and we all fessed up: We had the Glastonbury tingles. You know, that anticipation and slight nerves. It means a lot. It’s a huge one. What does it feel like to stand on that stage and look out to 100,000 People? The first time we played it in ’97, it felt like we were looking out upon this scene of …

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London fire: Inquest versus inquiry – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… take action against those responsible. The CPS is currently considering criminal charges against a range of People and organisations following the finding last year that 96 fans were unlawfully killed at the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. Public Inquiry Public inquiries are designed to establish what happened, learn from events, prevent any recurrence, and reassure. Unlike inquests they do hold People to account. However, public inquiries are set up by the government. It appoints the chair who …

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MLB swings for the VR fences with Samsung, Intel partnerships

June 22, 2017

Image: mlb  Some media analysts are convinced VR video will soon be bigeven though most People still haven’t tried on a VR headset yet. That isn’t stopping players like Major League Baseball (MLB) from jumping into a new partnership with Samsung to provide users with all the baseball-related VR content they can handle. SEE ALSO: Step into the octagon with a live UFC fight in virtual reality On Wednesday, the two announced the collaboration, which will initially give Samsung …

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The 2018 Olympics will have Intel all the way inside

June 22, 2017

… drones that fly in sync with each other International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said during a press conference that adding Intel to the membership committee is part of the Olympics’ new reform program and a way to thrust the games into the digital age. “People are living digital lives,” said Bach. “We have to go where they are in their digital reality, not just watching and following the Olympic games, but being a part of it.” The tech giant plans to …

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Raids on trolls’ homes show Germany’s done with online hate speech

June 22, 2017

Police secure a stadium entrance prior to the German DFB Cup final soccer match.Image: clemens BILAN/EPA/REX/Shutterstock German police searched the homes of three dozen People on Tuesday, all of whom are accused of writing hateful messages on social media. The raids illustrate significant differences between how Germany treats hate speech online when compared with the United States. SEE ALSO: German police will give you 25 if you give your face to the government The 36 targeted People are …

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How do you get over your home burning down? – BBC News

June 22, 2017

… pyjamas. “The school was so kind, they gave them some spare bits of uniform,” says Ms De Vita, who did not have any contents insurance. Image copyright Getty Images Our homes and belongings tell the story of who we are, where we’ve been, and the People we love. Research into the psychology of ownership has shown that we come to see our possessions as extensions of ourselves. We place more value in something just as soon as we own it, and at a neural level, when we think …

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What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

(CNN)What happened to Otto Warmbier while he was in North Korean custody is a mystery. And it’s likely to remain that way. Following his death on Monday, Warmbier’s parents Cindy and Fred asked the coroner not to perform an autopsy on their son. “No conclusions about the cause and manner of Mr. Warmbier’s death have been drawn at this time, as there are additional medical records and imaging to review and People to interview,” the statement said. …

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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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Uber cofounder laments culture problems, fails to mention key problem

June 21, 2017

… forward. Weve formed a new executive leadership team, and the board is actively recruiting new directors and talented executives,” he wrote. It is unclear what Camp believes this “higher standard” to be. But we do know it involves pushing harder except with more People this time. “We should still push hard for what we believe in, and be much more collaborative going forward,” he wrote. What say you, Travis? WATCH: Don’t start a fight at this botanical garden …

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Call to boost children’s writing for pleasure – BBC News

June 21, 2017

The survey found almost a quarter (23%) of those who said they enjoyed writing were above their expected level, compared with 3% of those who said they did not like the activity. While the proportion of young People who do enjoy writing has risen – from 45% in 2015 to 51% in 2016 – the NLT study suggests about half (49%) do not enjoy writing outside of the classroom. Focus on writing NLT director Jonathan Douglas said: “Our research consistently finds that children who …

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Philando Castile shooting: Dashcam video shows rapid event

June 21, 2017

(CNN)What’s most shocking is how fast it happened. Until Tuesday, few People had seen the dashcam video from July 6, 2016, when Officer Jeronimo Yanez killed Castile in Minnesota. It was shown in court during Yanez’s trial. Yanez tells Castile his brake lights are out. The video does not show Yanez’s point of view or the inside of Castile’s car, where his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter were passengers. Yanez asks for …

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Don’t lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial

June 21, 2017

… disease for many, many years, and no one event, or no one night, puts them at risk,” Rosen said. “It is the accumulation of sleep disorder breathing, and the consequences that go with it, night after night, after a long period of time, that puts People at risk. That’s why treatment is so important.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsFan Marketer PRO Unlimited Fans, Unlimited Campaigns Email Jeet 2 ELITE Lifetime Email Jeet is your captive desktop …

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Being handsome is one of life’s struggles for Jon Hamm

June 21, 2017

Image: Farrell/BFA/REX/Shutterstock All of us average-looking People can only speculate what it’s like to be a super good-looking person. We’re guessing it includes being let into secret VIP rooms, or eating fancy gold chocolate, or not having to pay extra for guac. But being very good-looking comes with its problems, too. Just ask actor and professional hot person Jon Hamm. In an interview with The Guardian, the actor responded to a statement from Baby Driver director Edgar …

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Boomer Phelps’ Instagram is the best thing about social media these days

June 20, 2017

… by boomer phelps (@boomerrphelps) on Apr 14, 2017 at 12:57pm PDT Nicole explained that we see a lot of negativity on social media these days, so she and Michael are doing their best to teach Boomer to find beauty in everyday life. “I think that our biggest thing is that we want People to smile when they see Boomer, and if that is where they find their light on a daily basis then so be it,” she said. So whos the voice of Boomer’s Instagram? It turns out Michael Phelps is …

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

June 20, 2017

… you sold those for ETH right away, you’d have roughly 15 ETH, which today would be worth $5,250. This scenario, while theoretical, isn’t uncommon; in fact, with the growth Ethereum has experienced in the last year, gains such as these were easy to achieve. Sounds crazy? A little bit like building a Jenga tower? That’s because it is. There are currently few People who think this kind of growth is sustainable; and many point out that some sort of correction is necessary. …

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

June 19, 2017

… lucrative mobile. Layoffs have swept major outlets in the past weeks, including Time Inc., HuffPost, and Vocativ. Many of these companies are frantically doubling down on video production, through which they can sell more expensive ads. Blood in the water Despite its comparatively tiny stature, the free-wheeling world of open-web ads has long been a thorn in the side of Google and Facebook. Annoying, clunky, and intrusive ads drive People to ad blockers, which Google currently pays a reported …

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London fire: Police expect Grenfell death toll to rise – BBC News

June 19, 2017

But Cdr Cundy warned of the potential “terrible reality” that some People may never be identified due to the intensity of the fire. “I must consider the fact that there may be others in the building who, for whatever reason have not been reported to us. “There is also a real possibility that there may be People in the building that no-one knows are missing,” he said. Image copyright Metropolitan Police Kensington and Chelsea Council has faced widespread …

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New documentary carries on Leonard Nimoy’s legacy

June 19, 2017

… David Knight had already made a handful of health-related films and saw an opportunity to continue Leonard Nimoys efforts to raise awareness about a disease that 11 million People, according to the American Lung Association, have been diagnosed with (though many millions more may have it and not even realize it). …

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Wokeness won’t solve Katy Perry’s identity crisis

June 18, 2017

… Perry is staging that struggle before millions of People. The resulting spectacle isn’t about what’s righteous. Perry’s gestures of solidarity instead seem all too often about her spiritual crisis of piecing together her own fragmented identity. SEE ALSO: Katy Perry’s new songs have been pretty terrible, and that’s a problem When she spent last weekend live streaming her life for 96 hours to promote her new album Witness, a tearful session with a therapist …

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