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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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”. …

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Facebook is releasing a new app for YouTube-like creators

June 25, 2017

… Facebook can make money and so can creators. “We think were successful when youre successful,” Danker said. WATCH: This could be the tiniest hotel room in the world More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSociChief – Main Cloud-Based Software Tool Automates YOUR Marketing and Gets YOU Unlimited FREE Traffic And Makes You Easy Money!Special Offer Content Curation Unlimited Content For Life The content curation Autoblogging plugin makes Autoblogs that Google LOVES. …

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

June 24, 2017

… III The rather rude giant Image copyright Cerne Abbas Brewery Image caption A photocopied fig leaf was added to the beer pump clip in a Houses of Parliament bar Another giant Image copyright Jonathonjosh1 Image caption The Bulford kiwi photographed in 2013, following restoration and maintenance by a local scout group In 1919, following the end of world War One, officers commanding restless and homesick New Zealand troops wanted a task to distract their men and keep them out of …

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 23, 2017

… purest form of communication embodying the companys core values of trust, transparency, and openness. Getty Images powerful visual content appears every day in the worlds most influential newspapers, magazines, films, books and media, and the company has job opportunities all around the world. The best part? You dont have to be a pro photographer to have a chance at this company. I sat down with Gettys Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Katie Cushing, to find out how to get a foot in the door …

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Jon Hamm and Jenny Slate are everyone’s new favorite celebrity couple

June 23, 2017

Image: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Audible, Inc. Alert the presses: We might finally have a new couple to ‘ship. Jon Hamm and Jenny Slate went to the movies together, were captured exiting the theatre by paparazzi, and with that, changed the course of celebrity relationships forever. Maybe. SEE ALSO: The struggle is real for Jon Hamm because he’s hot The two actors star in the 2017 film Aardvark, but because both are reportedly single, the world’s imaginations have run …

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The 2018 Olympics will have Intel all the way inside

June 22, 2017

… bathe the Olympic village with 5G connectivity that, according to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich who spoke at the announcement, “will deliver diverse content to broadcasts” and connect those inside the Olympics games with fans around the world. As proof of concept, Intel lit up its own headquarters in Santa Clara, California, with 5G and transmitted sharp, clear video directly from its campus to the launch event. Krzanich (left) and IOC president Thomas Bach sign the paperwork to become …

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

June 20, 2017

Image: Leon Bennett/FilmMagic Apparently, the Knowles-Carter twins have arrived. Or did they? We’re really confused. Neither Beyonc or Jay-Z have announced the birth, but Matthew Knowles, Beyonc’s father, sent a tweet on Father’s Day that confirmed the twins have indeed entered the world. But the beloved matriarch of the family, Tina Lawson, has been mysteriously mum about her newest grandkids. Her latest Instagram post was taken across the country from Beyonc, and …

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Trump called on tech giants and most of them came

June 20, 2017

President Donald Trump wants to modernize government systems, and he is asking the CEOs of the world’s largest tech companies for help. Many executives, like those at Apple, Amazon, and Google, are listening and offering their words of wisdom, while others, like Facebook, appear to be keeping their distance at least publicly. SEE ALSO: Former Twitter chief likens Trump meeting to ‘waterboarding’ On Monday, tech leaders, including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim …

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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 …

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

June 20, 2017

… that’s pretty much all you have in terms of regulations. Guarantees that you won’t lose your ETH are feeble, and even the name of a known figure from the cryptocurrency world, like Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, doesn’t mean much as recently explained by the man himself. 1. This is me socially precommitting that I will not be an advisor for future ICO projects. Vitalik Buterin (@VitalikButerin) June 13, 2017 5. Most existing projects that listed me as an advisor …

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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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New documentary carries on Leonard Nimoy’s legacy

June 19, 2017

The late Leanard Nimoy (left) and Julie Nimoy, his daughter and writer of the new documentary.Image: Julie nimoy  and David knight The love for Leonard Nimoy lives long and prospers, but does the world really need two Nimoy documentaries, one from each of his biological children? Logically speaking, yes it does. Our films are very different, said Julie Nimoy, referring to her new documentary, Remembering Leonard Nimoy, and For the Love of Spock, the 2016 crowd-funded documentary by her …

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

June 19, 2017

… can do better It was a fitting last bow for the actor the DC show depicted a world filled with superheroes like Batman and Superman, with much of its action taking place in the R&D department of Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Industries. That’s Wayne as in Bruce Wayne, Batman’s billionaire alter-ego. West popped in as Dean West, Chairman of Wayne Enterprises. The quick appearance is chock full of callbacks to his Batman days and his self-deprecating second act, and in a …

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The Queen’s birthday parade was super boring, based on Prince George’s face

June 18, 2017

Looks boring.Image: Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock London celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st birthday with Trooping the Colour, her annual birthday parade, on Saturday. The Queen’s great-grandson, however, was not impressed. Three-year-old Prince George watched the parade from a balcony (and behind a window) at Buckingham Palace with his family. Looks like a boring parade. Image: David Hartley/REX/Shutterstock Same. Image: Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock Prince George’s 4th …

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Inside the exclusive world of Tinder Select

June 18, 2017

Do you really want to be Select?Image: Getty Images The world first learned about the existence of Tinder Select earlier this year, but details have been hard to come by. Until now. Thankfully, Business Insider reporter Nathan McAlone managed to wrangle himself entrance into datings most exclusive club. And what he uncovered is…underwhelming. At least when compared to the VIP booth jammed with A-listers and unimaginably hot people that we’d all envisioned. He reports that visually, …

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

June 17, 2017

(CNN)It’s the longest course in US Open history and was said to favor the big hitters but Erin Hills claimed the scalps of the three best players in the world Friday. The quartet largely avoided the deep fescue and took advantage of rain-softened greens to push the leading score to seven under as golf’s top trio fell the wrong side of the cut, which came at one over. Johnson, who defied controversy to win his maiden major at Oakmont 12 months ago, was teetering on …

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

June 17, 2017

… youth vote at the heart of Labour’s manifesto For the Many, Not the Few – and that was the eye-catching promise of scrapping tuition fees for university students and the pledge to reintroduce their maintenance grants. Image copyright PA Image caption Young people have increasingly taken part in political protests A string of endorsements from anti-establishment celebrities and musicians, including from the world of grime – a genre of music that blends garage and jungle …

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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 …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… scars for years to come. Many people in the political world had quietly worried that violence was a lamentably possible extension of a presidential campaign in which Trump baited angry crowds and liberals ridiculed and insulted him. In a sign of how the political dialogue has deteriorated, it’s now normal for the President of the United States to spread obvious falsehoods, to brand the media the “enemy of the American people” and for his opponents to openly call him a liar. …

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Going Wonder-ground: How Oh Wonder were inspired by conversations with strangers on the Tube – BBC News

June 15, 2017

… feeling of connecting with other people; a theme that runs through the record. The duo were moved to write about “what it means to be a human in this day and age” after a head-spinning two years, in which their music became an online phenomenon, resulting in a record deal and a tour that ran to more than 200 shows around the world. Best year ever The success caught them completely off guard. Oh Wonder was conceived as a songwriting project, whereby the two musicians could subsidise …

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

June 15, 2017

… go. Many of these guys had their own crazy, little dreams and he said what Barton Hill showed him was very powerful, that you could go on to follow those dreams. John Nation At that time, Nation says Banksy (who despite multiple attempts and theories has never been officially identified), wasnt producing the political or social commentary pieces that hes since become globally famous for. Nation claims Banksy is without doubt the biggest contemporary artist in the world right now, but …

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Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence to work on Travis 2.0

June 15, 2017

Image: getty images/nicolas mccomber Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is taking a leave of absence from the company he built into one of the world’s biggest private businesses. It’s not clear how long Kalanick will be away from Uber or who will be serving as interim head of the company, but the move signals the biggest shift yet for the ride-hailing giant since the emergence of allegations of systemic workplace dysfunction that included sexual harassment and discrimination. …

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

June 14, 2017

… world records in drumming and Tamboo Bamboo, while the indie band The Courteeners will visit Manchester Royal Infirmary to explore the impact of music therapy on patients. BBC Radio 3 will broadcast five dramatic monologues by new writers about the power of classical music, performed by actors including Liam Neeson and Julie Hesmondhalgh. And The Charlatans will play an exclusive concert for BBC Radio Scotland and BBC 6 Music. The blue plaques were awarded by BBC Local Radio and the British …

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Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

(CNN)Tensions in northeast Asia are among their highest in decades, amid continued missile testing by Pyongyang and saber-rattling from Tokyo, Beijing and Washington. In discussions with FIFA President Gianni Infantino this week, the South Korean President suggested a “regional bloc” including both Koreas, China and Japan could join forces to host the 2030 football world Cup. If Moon were to achieve his vision, it would require a difficult balancing act. Since his …

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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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