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.” …

Read More >>

Archbishop tells PM to ‘draw the poison from Brexit’ – BBC News

June 25, 2017

… by a senior politician, but without the authority to bind Parliament. “We need the politicians to find a way of neutralising the temptation to take minor advantage domestically from these great events,” the archbishop wrote. He added that Britain’s decision to leave the EU was the third time in two centuries that the UK had to “redefine the place of our country in the world”. …

Read More >>

Facebook is releasing a new app for YouTube-like creators

June 25, 2017

… back in August 2015 and it provides a lighter version of Facebook with a Following tab, a Trending tab, and a Mentions tab. But this new app, to be released later this year, will be focused on the creator, Facebook product director Daniel Danker announced during the “Future of Facebook Video” panel at VidCon. “It has never been a better time to be a creator on Facebook,” Danker said. “With Facebook we can connect and create community with your audience and tell …

Read More >>

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

June 24, 2017

… 2009 internal OCSD memo sent to command staff requests permission from an assistant sheriff to place an informant next to an inmate charged with murder so the conversation can be recorded. The assistant sheriff granted permission the same day it was requested. Orange County Courts Another internal memo from 2007 details a large informant presence in the jails, saying there were in excess of 40 [informants] throughout the facility at the time. Before their report was published, grand …

Read More >>

How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 23, 2017

… we want to know about their experience, work history, and what drives them, but I always leave a lot of time for the candidate to ask questions. We want to make sure they think were the right fit as well. I love hearing questions that show they did their research on Getty Images, and use those as a starting point for a deeper discussion. Its important for candidates to know whats going on with us and our industry, and how that impacts their opportunities here and where they could see themselves …

Read More >>

Here are the funniest lines from a coal CEO’s attempted takedown of John Oliver’s coal industry takedown

June 23, 2017

… announced their intention to ignore them on national television? Clinton conspiracy “[HBO parent time Warner] is widely reported as a top ten donor of Hillary Clinton, as tracked by the Center for Responsive Politics at OpenSecrets.org. As a presidential candidate, Mrs. Clinton’s agenda was to ‘put a lotta coal miners and coal companies outta business.’” Murray’s lawyers have connected the dots. This one goes all the way to the top. Anti-Trump agenda “[The …

Read More >>

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

June 23, 2017

That show, played just two weeks after the release of OK Computer, was named the best gig of all time by Q Magazine but Thom Yorke recently revealed he nearly walked off stage in frustration after the band’s monitors blew up, leaving them unable to hear each other. “I just went over to Ed [O’Brien, guitarist] and said, ‘I’m off mate, see you later,’” he told BBC 6 Music. “He turned around and went, ‘If you do, you’ll probably live …

Read More >>

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 …

Read More >>

MLB swings for the VR fences with Samsung, Intel partnerships

June 22, 2017

… virtual reality, while the latest Nielsen Games 360 U.S. Report lists the Samsung Gear VR as the most recognized VR device among mainstream consumers. Given those findings, it’s no surprise that MLB is giving this whole mobile VR thing a shot. But whether the slow pace of the game will mesh well with extended periods inside an immersive plastic headset is something only time and testing will reveal. VR video may indeed become popular in the coming years, but if I had to make an educated …

Read More >>

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

June 22, 2017

… dollars) for violating privacy rights of people in the EU. Such violations include using personal data to target specific ads to EU residents, something that happens all the time in the U.S. This latest legal battle between an EU government and an online titan shows the fight isn’t just about privacy, but also about how much responsibility social media sites have for what people say on them. WATCH: 12 cringe-worthy YouTube comments that only a troll could love More From this publisher …

Read More >>

How I transitioned into the freelance economy

June 22, 2017

… see, in 2011 I was hired to run a fashion brands online magazine and social channels. Having just been laid off from the editorial department at Rolling Stone, I had fantasized about running my own publication and finally had my chance. Six months in, I noticed that while the magazine was thriving (we had published features with Katie Couric, Jonathan Adler and Andrew Rannells), I was frazzled. I was struggling to give our designer feedback. I couldnt find time to diversify our feature …

Read More >>

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 …

Read More >>

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

June 21, 2017

… enjoy writing do much better at school, but it also shows that far too many pupils still don’t enjoy writing and this could be holding them back from reaching their full potential. “For the past 20 years, we’ve seen a real focus on reading for enjoyment initiatives across the UK, which have reaped fantastic benefits for children. “It’s now time to give writing for enjoyment the focus it deserves.” …

Read More >>

This Instagram post from Beyonc’s mom has us asking a lot of questions about the twins

June 20, 2017

… subsequently had everyone scratching their heads wondering if the twins were actually born over the weekend, born earlier last week, or at all. SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling joins Beyonce on the Forbes 100 list of highest paid celebrities In New York for my friends son’s wedding ! God lets things happen in his time not ours! Dont try to rush him! A post shared by Tina Knowles (@mstinalawson) on Jun 17, 2017 at 9:35pm PDT On Sunday, the morning after the alleged arrival day of our …

Read More >>

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

June 20, 2017

… protective earmuffs. Since then hes learned to walk, mastered the art of eating solid foods, and amassed an impressive 785K followers on Instagram, bringing pure, undeniable joy to timelines across the world. SEE ALSO: Say hello to your favorite 2032 Olympic swimmer, Boomer Phelps In a troubling time where social platforms should come withopen at your own risk warnings, Mashable needed to know more about Boomer Phelps the sole beacon of light shining through the darkness of 2017 social media …

Read More >>

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

June 20, 2017

… The initial coin offering (sometimes also called a token crowdsale) is, in certain ways, similar to an initial public offering. Instead of stock, in an ICO a company sells a number of cryptocurrency tokens. Every ICO is a little bit different, but typically there’s a time limit for the sale, and a set number of maximum tokens that will be sold. Once those limits are reached, the sale is done, and the owners can use their tokens as they please. Tokens are different from shares, though. They …

Read More >>

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

June 19, 2017

… from itself? Then there’s the corporate dystopia, in which the vast majority of online ad dollars are vacuumed up by two companies: Google and Facebook. For a while, the two worlds coexisted peacefully, but it appears that time is coming to an end. There are signs that the Silicon Valley giants have had about enough of the shadiness of their lesser peers (though neither is entirely blameless or immune themselves). After years of paying lip service to the idea of a cleaner, more …

Read More >>

Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby sexual assault case

June 19, 2017

… the way that they were stuck. Each time they were sent back, reviewing and re-reviewing evidence and testimony, at one point asking for clarification on the term “reasonable doubt.” But in the end, they simply could not unanimously decide whether the comedian was guilty of sexual assault in 2004. What’s considered the best chance of getting Cosby on criminal charges which hes never faced despite accusations from more than 30 women will end with the judge declaring a mistrial. …

Read More >>

Adam West filmed one last Batman cameo that was never aired — watch it now

June 19, 2017

… meta-moment West (the character) calls it a “bit of a gratuitous cameo.” The episode will be only be available for a limited time, and with Powerless off the air, you won’t be catching it anytime soon at the same Bat-time on the same Bat-channel. Give it a watch now, and pay your respects to the actor who was, for many, the best Batman of them all. WATCH: The weirdest ‘Batman’ movie never made More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAiwis …

Read More >>

US Open 2017: World’s top three miss cut as quartet battle for lead

June 17, 2017

… the cut mark all the way through his second round late Friday. But he faltered in the closing stages and rounds of 75, 73 for four over gave the 32-year-old extra time to be with fiance Paulina and second child River Jones, who was born Monday. McIlroy, who has missed the last five weeks because of a rib injury, said in the build-up if players couldn’t hit the wide Erin Hills fairways they should “pack their bags and go home.” Well, McIroy was forced to practice what he …

Read More >>

Independence Day Fast Facts

June 16, 2017

… most popular day for grilling. Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest:The winner eats the most hot dogs and buns within 10 minutes to win prize money and the Mustard Belt. Joey Chestnut of San Jose, California, has won the title nine times (2007-2014 and 2016). He also holds the world record for eating 73 hot dogs. 1916 – The Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest is held at the original Nathan’s Famous at Coney Island. 2011 – For the first time, men and women compete …

Read More >>

Muslims keep alive Kolkata’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Kolkata, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Kolkata’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israkel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …

Read More >>

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 …

Read More >>

After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… togetherness. Congressional baseball players: We must unite “We are dealing with a deeply entrenched, deeply ingrained system that has been perpetuated for a long time, so is it easy to change? No. But can we, of course we can, we just have to have the will to do it,” Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick told CNN’s Phil Mattingly. Plenty of members of Congress, shocked at what happened Wednesday morning at baseball practice in suburban Alexandria, Virginia, and deeply …

Read More >>