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

June 18, 2017

… would be done, he added. Asked about his council’s poor response, leader Nicholas Paget-Brown said staff were “working closely” with the government, charities, volunteer and resident groups and the emergency services to help re-house and assist those affected. “People rightly have questions about the causes of the fire and why it spread so quickly and these will be answered,” he said. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told ITV’s Peston on Sunday that the council …

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General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… from Momentum, said the group had felt its strategy was working when it had realised many of the people sharing its content were not typical supporters of Mr Corbyn. Increasingly, users liking its Facebook page had been people who also liked the pages of TV programmes not known for their political audiences, such as Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and Match of the Day, he said. “We were breaking out of the leftie bubble,” Mr Todd said. Mobilising campaigners Using …

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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 …

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

June 16, 2017

… follows airships when they are flying. It is unclear how many crew members were assisting AirSigns craft on ground, but a member of that team reportedly pulled the pilot from the wreckage, according to Wired. Pilots who have commercial licenses start training to be blimp pilots by working with ground crews and eventually work their way up to being airship pilots. Some companies require blimp pilots to complete a substantial amount of flight time before they are allowed to operate their …

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Congressional baseball players: We must unite

June 15, 2017

… working together to move our nation forward, because at the end of the day we all pledge allegiance to the same flag and sing the same national anthem before every baseball game. And that is what we will do Thursday night at the Congressional Baseball Game. We will not be deterred by this hateful act. The game will go on, as it has every year since 1909. The game is one of the best things we have in Congress. It’s a night where we all come together –people who may be at odds during …

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Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence to work on Travis 2.0

June 15, 2017

… out a world-class leadership team,” Kalanick wrote in the memo sent to his team of more than 13,000 employees. Kalanick referenced working on Uber 2.0, which he had described in a talk he gave in March as “the most just place to work” in the world. But Kalanick will be taking some time off “to work on Travis 2.0 to become the leader that this company needs,” he wrote. Indeed, Kalanick was at the heart of many of the scandals that were exposed, including a visit to …

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Amanda Bynes gives her first interview in 4 years, and it’s everything we could have hoped for

June 11, 2017

Amanda Bynes is back, everyone, and she’s better than ever. After almost four years away from cameras living it up as a fashion student, a lace-clad Bynes reveals in a new interview with Hollyscoop that she’s working towards a clothing line of her own as well as a return to the small screen. SEE ALSO: Teen fashionistas slay in their handmade Planned Parenthood dresses “I’m going to start acting again,” Bynes said. “I wanna do TV, do a few guest spots of some …

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Facebook’s Instant Articles are getting more ads after publishers began to flee

June 9, 2017

… Journalism Project in January and has been on a listening tour for the last six months, hearing publishers’ complaints. At F8, Facebook’s annual developers conference, Facebook hosted an off-the-record day of events specifically for publishers. Several attendees told Mashable the event was a failure, but Facebook is working on what it determines to be solutions. Instant Articles has been a topic of debate at many of the largest digital publishing conferences. For example, Campbell …

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

June 6, 2017

… making inquiries into the third Australian's condition. 12 arrests in connection with last night's attacks in #LondonBridge & #BoroughMarket https://t.co/JCGAWuNpO9 pic.twitter.com/T1SLWAkKF4 — Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 4, 2017 Hedge, a 34-year-old waitress, has been living in Britain for about a year and was working in the Borough Markets area where witnesses say she was stabbed as she tried to hide under a table. She posted on social media: "Hey …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… Edge of Time, a 1976 story by Marge Piercy that’s considered a feminist classic. It tells the story of a working class Mexican-American woman living in a rough area of New York. Ms Wood has said reading it was “as though someone had removed a blindfold”. Nicola Sturgeon names Sunset Song, a story of a young woman’s struggles growing up in a dysfunctional family in a farming community in Scotland, published in 1932, as her favourite book of all time. She also says James …

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Kim Kardashian pens essay calling for stricter gun control

June 4, 2017

Image: Stephen Lovekin/REX/Shutterstock “Is it more important to protect the second amendment than to protect our own children?” asks Kim Kardashian West in an open letter on her website. She’s one of the celebrities working with Everytown for Gun Safety on National Gun Violence Awareness Day to call for stricter gun control. “There is such a disconnect between what the country needs to protect our people and the laws that are proposed and enacted,” she writes. …

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This dating apps wants to give you a space to meet your dates IRL

June 3, 2017

… the format of Bumble and offer something for everyone. A place for dates to meet, friends to do activities together, and co-working for our bizz users. Bumble has allowed you to build your hive digitally, and now we’re giving you an extension of that physically.” They’re clearly trying to appeal to more than just singles, as the app makes a push to become a place to find friends and expand your professional network too. And the good news is that means you probably …

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Election blind dates: John Whittingdale and Jess Phillips – BBC News

June 2, 2017

Jess Phillips Describe yourself: I am Jess Phillips and I was the Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley – and now I’m the candidate in the election. I think people probably best know me as a women’s rights, equality activist with a big gob. I’m a difficult woman with a dirty laugh. Political background: My political ambition came about when I was working at Women’s Aid, watching how government decisions – both poor and good decisions – …

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BMW to Seek Compensation From Bosch for Car-Production Stoppage

May 30, 2017

… statement.  Bosch said it’s working intensively with BMW to minimize the impact. The disruption was caused by a bottleneck at an Italian company that supplies the casings for Bosch’s electronic-steering systems, the Stuttgart, Germany-based firm said in an emailed statement. It dispatched employees to Italy to help solve the problem as soon as possible. The operational issue is the latest blow for Bosch. The closely held manufacturer, already under fire for its role in …

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4 Scientifically-Backed Reasons You Should Choose Experiences, Not Things

May 29, 2017

Picture this: Youve just finished working your busiest time of the year. For all your efforts, you receive a nice paycheck. To reward yourself, you look for places to spend your hard-earned money. What would you choose out of these options? 1. A brand new TV or a vacation abroad? 2. A piece of jewelry or a multi-course meal at a restaurant? 3. The latest phone model or a class on learning a skill? All of these questions point toward how we should spend our money. Should we spend it on material …

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

… standard practice already across all levels of football. He doesn’t think cost will be a problem for smaller programs in the future. “Scaleability and affordability are important to us on this platform,” he said. “Were rolling it out for large colleges and professional teams, but as we scale it I can see this becoming an affordable option for high schools, junior highs, youth programs these are all things were working on.” The Precision Fit helmets are made to last …

May 28, 2017
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Manchester Attack: Family’s tribute to ‘just lovely’ Nell – BBC News

… brothers wrapped around her little finger. “She loved shopping and she loved to spend money. She loved clothes, shoes and make-up and was planning on working this summer so she could spend more. “She had told her brothers she planned on buying a new pair of shoes and expensive make-up every two weeks. ‘First pop concert’ “Nell was a great friend and listener, she always put everyone else before herself. She had been trying to get Harry Styles tickets for her …

May 28, 2017
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Anita Borg Institute ends Uber partnership over Uber’s treatment of women

… announcing their decision. Uber reached out to the Anita Borg Institute in 2015, the group said. Since then, Uber has signed on as a partner with the institute, but hasn’t really done anything. The Anita Borg Institute described a “lack of engagement” on Uber’s part. Companies working with the Anita Borg Institute, named for a pioneering computer scientist, promise to improve the retention and advancement of women in technical roles, learn about creating an inclusive …

May 27, 2017
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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… focus on issues that pump up his base voters. Trump has scheduled a political rally for next week in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The White House said other similar events are in the planning stages. What we really want to be able to do is tend to our business, Mike Rounds, a Republican Senator from South Dakota, told Reuters. Weve got a healthcare bill were working on. Weve got tax reform that we think is important. He talks when he shouldnt, he said. (Reporting by Jeff Mason, Richard Cowan and …

May 27, 2017
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Who is Nicola Sturgeon? A profile of the SNP leader – BBC News

After studying law at Glasgow University and working as a solicitor at the city’s Drumchapel Law Centre, Ms Sturgeon’s entry into full-time politics came at the age of 29, when she was elected to the new Holyrood parliament in 1999, as a Glasgow regional MSP. As a frontbench opposition spokeswoman, she sought to hold the Labour-Lib Dem coalition government to account on education, justice and health. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Salmond-Sturgeon leadership …

May 26, 2017
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VS Angel Stella Maxwell Reveals A Bold Trend You Can Rock At The Beach This Summer

Now that summer is approaching, Im sure many of us feel inspired by this warm weather to get outside and exercise. I personally wait until May/June to even buy sneakers because lets be real Im spending all winter bundled in bed eating junk food and watching Netflix. However, now that its almost Memorial Day weekend, Id like to uhhhhh, tone my entire body before getting into a swimsuit. And who knows more than working out, looking fashionable and feeling confident better than a Victorias Secret …

May 25, 2017
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Roger Moore, Debonair 007 in Seven James Bond Movies, Dies at 89

… of Bond films.313744903 Flowers are placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star of actor Roger Moore on May 23. Photographer: Len Trievnor/Express via Getty Images In “The Saint,” which aired in the U.K. on ITV, Moore found his biggest pre-Bond role, as Simon Templar, a roguish criminal with Robin Hood values. The show was picked up by NBC for an American audience. Bond Role Moore was working on another ITV series, “The Persuaders!” — with Tony Curtis …

May 24, 2017
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Manchester Arena attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt – BBC News

… faced. He said the “fast-moving investigation” was now working to establish whether the attacker “was acting alone or as part of a network”. Eyewitnesses described seeing metal nuts and bolts among the debris, and spoke about the fear and confusion that gripped those caught up in the events. Andy Holey, who had gone to the arena to pick up his wife and daughter, said: “An explosion went off and it threw me about 30ft from one set of doors to the other set of doors. …

May 23, 2017
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Manchester Arena blast: Election campaigning suspended – BBC News

“We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack,” she said. Mr Corbyn said he was “horrified” by the incident. “Today the whole country will grieve for the people who have lost their lives,” he said. The Labour leader said he had been briefed about the operational response by Greater Manchester Metro Mayor Andy Burnham. “I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services for …

May 23, 2017
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Meet the YouTube star behind Overly Attached Girlfriend

… tiny piece of me feels slighted,” he wrote. “The rest of me lives in the real world. I gave my idea to the Internet, how can I be mad at the Internet for running away with it? On the other hand, I feel a bit better about my ability to be clever on occasion, and it occasionally pumps me up when working on creative writing projects or even technical writing, which I do full-time.”His account has since been deleted. Screengrab via Overly Attached Girlfriend Meme Blog …

May 23, 2017
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More die in bathtubs than in terrorism. It’s still worth spending billions to fight it

… It’s partly the randomness. It’s partly the viciousness. It’s partly the media attention that makes all of us relive each attack over and over. But whatever the reasons, people simply fixate on, and in turn react to, terrorism to a degree unmatched by other violence. Join us on Twitter and Facebook In our time working on counterterrorism policy at the White House, we helped to ensure that President Obama prepared the American public for what could happen, and …

May 22, 2017
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