London fire: Inquest versus inquiry – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… at the same time as criminal proceedings This was seen in the Leveson Inquiry into press standards which had to tread carefully around concurrent criminal prosecutions. Some will favour an inquest, others a public inquiry. The truth is that both, if well run, well funded and with powerful recommendations that are acted upon by government, can be highly effective ways of progressing justice and ensuring that similar avoidable tragedies never happen again. More From this publisher : HERE …

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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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The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

June 15, 2017

… the day his trial was due to begin after prosecutors offered no evidence of incitement. Nation says he then consciously used the subsequent press coverage to promote his projects work and to argue that without a place to legally paint, the illegal culture of the art form just gets reinforced. Nation says the publicity did inspire, however, a new generation of artists to begin visiting the project with one of them being Banksy. He says he called it his religious pilgrimage every weekend to …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… squeezes. Many commentators, on the left and right, who had written Jeremy Corbyn off as vote-losing liability have had to eat their words since the election. Just about everyone underestimated his appeal, once he was given a chance to air his views unmediated by a largely hostile press. 5) Manifesto policies Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAnna Soubry has given a frank assessment of her party’s campaign The turning point of the campaign, according to …

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We really need to talk about 3-on-3 basketball becoming an Olympic sport

June 11, 2017

… array of opportunities for new countries and players alike,” read a Friday press release from FIBA, the governing body of international basketball. But our main question is an important one … Who’s going to play in this thing? Pickup hoops in Suisun City, California. Image: JACOBSON/AP/REX/Shutterstock Imagine watching a lineup of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Steph Curry take on all comers in 3-on-3. Imagine other countries with their own lineups of NBA stars Andrew …

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

June 9, 2017

… ‘beginning of a strategy’ Trump’s personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz blasted Comey’s decision to leak to the press, arguing he had “unilaterally and surreptitiously” disclosed “privileged communications with the President.” The attacks on Comey reflect a conceit popular in Trump world and the conservative media that the President is a victim of a sinister campaign of leaks to discredit him by his enemies in the permanent political establishment. …

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Gianforte apologizes to reporter and pledges contribution to press group

June 8, 2017

… physical response to your legitimate question was unprofessional, unacceptable, and unlawful. As both a candidate for Office and a public official, I should be held to a high standard in my interactions with the press and the public. My treatment of you did not meet that standard.” “I made a mistake and humbly ask for your forgiveness,” the letter stated. Jacobs accepted the apology. “I have accepted Mr. Gianforte’s apology and his willingness to take …

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

June 6, 2017

… attackers dead. Hundreds ran for their lives in the chaos. ___ 3:55 p.m. Former Secretary of State John Kerry says Britons are going to have to sort out whether tolerance of extremism has gone on for too long, as British Prime Minister Theresa May has said. Kerry tells NBC's "Meet the press" that "a lot of ingredients" went into the attacks on London Bridge and at nearby restaurants Saturday night that left seven dead and nearly two dozen injured. Twelve people have been …

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The Secret Sorority at Penn States Deadly Hazing Party

June 5, 2017

… activities, Trilogy is not a sorority. Not technically. Not in the eyes of Penn State. Trilogy was born in 2009, out of the ashes of Penn States Delta Delta Delta sorority, which had been shuttered by the national executive board due to alleged hazing and risk-management violations, according to a press release from the national sorority at the time. Risk-management violations deal with the unauthorized use of drugs and alcohol. While sororities are often closed for low enrollment numbers, …

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Bill Maher’s use of ‘N-word’ is no joke

June 4, 2017

(CNN)Bill Maher is Ann Coulter with shorter hair: They both say outrageous and even hateful things to get press in a desperate effort to remain relevant. Maher gave us yet another example when he dropped the “N-word” on his HBO show “Real Time” Friday night. Rise of racist rants caught on camera Join us on Twitter and Facebook More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsInstaScope 1 Share In The MTC Coop – Member Special Start …

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India vs. Pakistan: World’s biggest sporting rivalry resumes

June 3, 2017

(CNN)It was described during a recent press conference by Indian national cricket captain Virat Kohli as “just a game.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSiteSync Elite SITESYNC Is The Only Tool That Will Backup, Download and Restore Your Websites 24/7 On AutopilotWML Developer Annual IM Video Masters LIMITED TIME SPECIAL – Lifetime Access To IM Video Masters Wth Over 30 Training Videos. Full 30 Days Money Back Guarantee. Instant …

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What happened to Robert the smoking robot? – BBC News

June 1, 2017

… press. The entry in one Czech newspaper, under the headline Robot Friend of the Children, read: “In the English town of Kettering a robot often appears in the streets, it strides, sits down, smoke and speaks. Image copyright Northants Evening Telegraph Image caption Mr Lawson often staged events in Kettering to publicise his robot and his radio shop More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsIM VIP Training – New For 2017 Trial Option (OTO IM Product Launching) IM VIP …

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So today, a ‘Simpsons’ GIF was part of sophisticated international diplomacy

June 1, 2017

… trolled Trump and released photos of him on the internet After Russian President Vladimir Putin met with President of France, Emmanuel Macron to deliver a joint press conference on Monday, much to the ire of Ukrainians, Putin said Anna Yaroslavna, queen consort of France from 1051 to 1060, was Russian. Ukraine later @’ed Russia on Tuesday to set the record straight and give the country a little history refresher about Yaroslavna, who married France’s King Henry I but was in fact …

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White House Dodges Questions About Kushner Meetings With Russians

May 31, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer dodged questions Tuesday afternoon about President Donald Trumps son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and what Trump did or didnt know about Kushners meetings last year with Russian officials. Mr. Kushners attorney has said that Mr. Kushner has volunteered to share what he knows with Congress about the meetings, Spicer told reporters during the daily press briefing. The Washington Post and other major outlets reported last week that Kushner and Russian officials …

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

May 31, 2017

BRUSSELS Donald Trumps first trip abroad as president showed how quickly and decisively he is acting to strengthen alliances, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday. But if Trump strengthened Americas alliances in Europe, no one told Americas European allies. Instead, in remarks ranging from cautionary to disparaging, European heads of state have described a churlish, impulsive American leader whose actions have alienated them and threaten to upend the U.S.-led post-World War II …

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Angela Merkel just took a strong stand against U.S. leadership

May 29, 2017

… American allies are so spooked by Trump’s longstanding denialist views. Reports suggest that several European leaders put on a full-court press to try to get Trump to pledge to stay in the agreement, which was struck in 2015. But from the sounds of things, it didn’t worklike he infamously quipped in the run-up to the 2016 election, it seems Trump intends to keep everyone in suspense. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsViral Kickstart Bundle CBS Formula Launch your …

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This is what 24 hours at the Cannes Film Festival looks like

May 29, 2017

Sun, films, and Jake Gyllenhaal.Image: sam haysom/mashable composite No two days at the Cannes Film Festival are the same. The event, which runs for 10 days in May each year, is so jam-packed with films, press conferences, talks, parties and random celebrity sightings that a 24 hour summary doesn’t really do it justice. SEE ALSO: 10 of the films people are most excited about at Cannes This year was my first time at Cannes. Before I left I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew …

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

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.Image: Will Oliver/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Uber’s actions are having real consequences. The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology ended a partnership with Uber over allegations of the ride-hailing giant’s treatment of women employees. “This is a rare step for us, but we felt compelled to take action in light of the many serious accusations Uber faces regarding the treatment of women employees,” the institute wrote in a press release …

May 27, 2017
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Stephen Colbert Slams Trump for Comparing His TV Ratings to 9/11

… been on the show, the comedian said. I gotta say, Donald Trump has done a lot for me in his first 100 days. Thank you for your service, Mr. President. And now I feel dirty. To commemorate his first 100 days in office, Trump sat down for an interview with the Associated press and it was a rambling, largely incoherent mess. It was so garbled that, in the transcript of the interview, the reporter wrote 16 times that the answer Trump gave was unintelligible. Furthermore, Trumpas is his wontbragged …

May 22, 2017
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Bill Maher: The Indisputable Godfather of Political Late-Night

… a while? Im not sure that the folks at ABC had ever seen the show. [Laughs] I think that they just liked the title and the fact that it got a lot of press in those early years when it was on Comedy Central. Im not so sure they really took seriously the fact that I was politically incorrect. But then once it was on, and we started to have fights about stuff, then I guess they got the idea that, oh yeah, this guy really is going to speak his mind. Thats probably not so good here at the Disney …

May 21, 2017
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Climate change is pushing U.S. trees north and west

… northward in search of cooler climes. SEE ALSO: Climate change is messing with all your favorite birds “It is not future predictions,” Songlin Fei, the study’s lead author and a Purdue University professor, said in a press release. “Empirical data reveals the impact of climate change is happening on the ground now,” he said. “It’s in action.” Image: Songlin Fei Tree movement can have a profound impact on forest ecosystems. Soil, insects, …

May 20, 2017
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Our New American Gods: A Celebration of Immigrants in the Face of Trumpism

… hunched over a table inside a hotel room in New York. Like, no. No. You guys used to be over there, hung against the wall, dressing up in your fucking sheets. Youre not meant to be in the White House. Youre not meant to be going, We are the rational middle. Imitating press Secretary Sean Spicer claiming Hitler didnt even sink to using chemical weapons and Trump supporter Carl Higbie citing World War II-era internment camps as precedent for an immigrant registry, Gaiman mock-whines: Obviously …

May 15, 2017
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Alec Baldwin: People Love Me Because of Trump

Many traps await the memoirist: writing a self-serving Im great memoir or a self-pitying poor me memoir, to name two. Then theres the ugly score-settling fuck you memoir. In his new book, Nevertheless, Alec Baldwinmovie star, TV star, SNL host extraordinaire, Trump caricaturist, tabloid press magnet, and hugely charming American treasurelargely avoids these dangers. Yet there is more than a whiff of payback in some neat putdowns, including the widely noted knock on the acting skills of …

May 15, 2017
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