What Is Catfishing? Scary Signs Youre The Target Of An Online Scam

March 9, 2017

Dating has changed alot in the past few decades, for better and for worse. It’s great that meeting someone new is so easy now, but the rise of online dating has also opened the door for a peculiar new scam called ‘catfishing.’ Catfishing is an online con where someone assumes a new identity in order to seduce a stranger on the internet. Some people do this for companionship, because they…

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Laura Marling: Music to watch girls by – BBC News

March 9, 2017

Media captionLaura Marling performs Wild Fire, from her new album Semper Femina, for BBC 6 Music Laura Marling’s latest album was recorded in her adopted home of Los Angeles, so coming back to London to promote it in mid-February has been something of a rude awakening. “I stupidly got on my bike this morning and got the sleet right in my face,” she winces. Having dried off and freshened up,…

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Sen. Gillibrand Has Perfect Response To Trump Campaign Misspelling Her Name

March 9, 2017

Pro tip: If youre going to send out an email decrying Democratic senators as radical liberals, make sure you spell their names right. The Trumpemailurged supporters to sign a petition calling on Gillibrand and a handful of other Democrats to halt efforts to block Trumps latest executive order on immigration. Look, everybody makes mistakes. To err is human. But to err with such a cavalier disregard for your own reputation…

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Water Utility That Dared Challenge Farm Pollution Says Big Ag Is Trying To Destroy It

March 9, 2017

Des Moines Water Works CEO Bill Stowe says theres a word for an Iowa bill that proposes to dissolve the utility hes overseen for four years: retribution. But Stowe said Iowas mighty agribusiness interests are seeking justice of a different form by pushing legislation that would eliminate the utility altogether as revenge for the legal action. The legislation, introduced last month, would dissolve existing independent water utilities in Des Moines,…

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Facebook’s hosting a 24-hour livestream with women bosses around the world

March 9, 2017

Livestreaming around the globe.Image: facebook If you want to watch women bosses spill their secrets for 24 hours straight, Facebook’s got you. In honour of International Women’s Day, the social media giant is hosting a global livestreaming event with women entrepreneurs, policy makers and leaders using the hashtag #SheMeansBusiness. SEE ALSO: YouTube is going big for International Womens Day The event kicked off Wednesday in Auckland, New Zealand, where the…

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How to stalk your competitors’ negative reviews for new customers

March 8, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Phoenixns Stalking your competitors’ reviews can be an extremely effective technique for getting new customers. That said, it’s a strategy that’s more art than science, and must be done very carefully.Responding directly to negative feedback left for your competitors is generally a very bad idea. It can make you look like a jerk, and will more than likely make your competitors pretty unhappy. So, how can you…

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People want this ‘sexist’ and ‘degrading’ advert to be removed

March 8, 2017

Image: Scott Garfitt/REX/Shutterstock Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) has been accused of “degrading” women and sexism in its latest advertising campaign in France. SEE ALSO: People call out this advert featuring a woman’s bottom as sexist The image of a model in a leotard and roller skates bent over a stool has caused an outcry on social media, with many calling for the ad to be removed. A second campaign image…

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Hey Silicon Valley: No one wants to hear about your ‘great’ culture anymore

March 8, 2017

No one wants to hear about your great "culture" OK?Image: Shutterstock / Kostsov Back when the iPhone was a mere twinkle in Steve Jobs’ eye, “culture” didn’t mean all that much in Silicon Valley. Now, it means even less. While a fair and equitable work community is worth striving for, endlessly mentioning your company culture is a tired marketing ploy, and one that many women in tech have known to…

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The first female professor in the UK – BBC News

March 8, 2017

“That’s why we can compare ourselves to another college in 1916 who had appointed a female professor.” She was likely to have been actively recruited by Allan Macbeth around the time that the Glasgow Athenaeum was employing many talented musicians from Europe Stuart Harris-Logan, Royal Conservatiore of Scotland archivist He said: “Professor Ritter-Bondy taught with us at a pivotal time for music pedagogy in Glasgow when Allan Macbeth – an…

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Ex-Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega in coma after surgery

March 8, 2017

(CNN)Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, 83, is in a medically induced coma after suffering severe brain hemorrhaging, his attorney told CNN affiliate TV Panama. The hemorrhage occurred after Noriega underwent surgery to have a benign tumor removed from his brain. “He is in intensive care following a second open cranial surgery in less than eight hours,” lawyer Ezra ngel said. “The situation is delicate. He is in critical condition and…

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3 myths that shape the transgender bathroom debate

March 8, 2017

(CNN)The debate over transgender rights in America often gets reduced to bathroom talk. Supporters of so-called bathroom bills say they will protect public safety by ensuring that all people, including transgender men and women, use public restrooms that correspond to their sex at birth. Opponents say their impact is much wider. Critics call them thinly veiled attempts to discriminate against and stigmatize transgender people to score political points. Transgender identity,…

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Hague: Early general election would strengthen PM’s hand – BBC News

March 8, 2017

Ministers at risk of second Brexit defeat Brexit: All you need to know Goodbye Britain – EU ponders the future Lord Hague said the government faced “the most complex challenges of modern times”. These included “Brexit negotiations, the Trump administration, the threat from Scottish nationalists, and many other issues”. A snap election “would catch the Labour Party in its worst condition since the early 30s, and with its least credible…

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Brexit: Peers to press for parliamentary veto over deal – BBC News

March 7, 2017

Hague: Early poll to boost Brexit hand Brexit: All you need to know Goodbye Britain – EU ponders the future The prime minister wants to notify the EU by the end of March that the UK is leaving the bloc – triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – but needs the approval of Parliament to do so. The House of Commons has approved legislation which would kick-start the two-year…

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Dubs amendment: Tory backing for council refugee audit – BBC News

March 7, 2017

When the scheme closes later this month, the government expects 350 children to have been given sanctuary in the UK – on top of those already accepted under other resettlement and asylum programmes. Reality Check: Did government go back on its word? Who is Lord Dubs? Key route to the UK for child refugees to close Ministers have said councils, which are under extreme financial constraints, do not have the…

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10,000 haulage firms on safety ‘red list’ – BBC News

March 7, 2017

Transport firms with vehicles weighing 3.5 tonnes or more need an operator licence, which carries obligations to ensure vehicles are roadworthy, safely operated and regularly inspected. The DVSA enforces the regulations through roadside spot checks. In 2015/16, just over 29,000 HGVs were checked at the roadside or at operators’ premises, and nearly 9,000 were served with prohibition notices. Impound vehicles Depending on the severity of the defect, a vehicle is…

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Pennsylvania Democrats will not pay ransom

March 7, 2017

(CNN)Pennsylvania Democrats will not be paying a ransom to unidentified cyberattackers, the state senate’s top Democrat Jay Costa told reporters Monday. The computers of the Pennsylvania State Senate Democratic Caucus remained locked after a Friday morning ransomware attack encrypted the lawmakers’ server, and hackers demanded a payment in return for an access key. “Right now, we have no intention of dealing with the demand,” Costa said in a conference call…

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23 literary journeys with the world’s great writers

March 7, 2017

(CNN)Writers sometimes travel far from home to find inspiration, or even the freedom to express themselves. Others are so closely associated with a place that it’s hard to know whether the city left its mark on an author, or if it was the other way around. Here are 23 writers whose words helped define a particular place. Some places have returned the love with museums and monuments. Others simply allow…

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Frederik Willem de Klerk Fast Facts

March 7, 2017

(CNN)Here’s an in-depth look at the life of former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, F. W. de Klerk. Personal:Birth date: March 18, 1936 Birth place: Johannesburg, South Africa Birth name: Frederik Willem de Klerk

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MSPs call for ‘bespoke’ Brexit deal for Scotland – BBC News

March 7, 2017

The Determining Scotland’s Future report is the latest in a series from Holyrood’s culture, tourism, Europe and external affairs committee, which has previously called for a separate deal for Scotland over immigration. ‘Profound consequences’ It claims that with Mrs May’s government indicating it will not pursue membership of the single market or the European Economic Area, the UK has “lost the only opportunity for an easier Brexit”. It warns of…

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Kasha Nabagesera: The face of Uganda’s LGBT movement

March 6, 2017

(CNN)In Uganda, where homosexual acts are punishable by prison sentences, being openly gay requires an astounding amount of courage. Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera is not only incredibly open about her sexuality, she’s made fighting for the rights of Uganda’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community her life’s work. And it hasn’t been easy. Call the 36-year-old’s phone and you’ll likely be screened by an automated system. Usually, Nabagesera will only…

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Panmela Castro: Brazil’s graffiti queen, delivering justice through the nozzle of a paint can

March 6, 2017

(CNN)“I was a victim, but that was a very long time ago.” Panmela Castro casts her mind back to the day she was beaten. Like her mother, like her aunts, like many of her friends, the Rio de Janeiro native had become a statistic within an epidemic of violence against women. Castro remembers going to the police, but there was no law to back her up — at the time,…

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Russia urged to ban ‘Beauty and the Beast’ remake over gay ‘propaganda’

March 6, 2017

Moscow (CNN)A Russian lawmaker has urged that country’s government to ban Disney’s new “Beauty and the Beast” remake after labeling it “a blatant, shameless propaganda of sin and perverted sexual relationships.” The complaint was detailed in a letter sent by Vitaly Milonov to the Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky and reported by state-run news agency Ria Novsti. It says the movie should not be shown in Russia if the ministry found…

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Trump and Russia: What the fallout could be

March 6, 2017

(CNN)US President Donald Trump’s Russia problems seem to be getting worse by the week — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become the latest senior Trump official to be found within a murky web of ties and contacts to Russia. But the communications between key Trump aides and Moscow officials are just some of the Russia-induced headaches for Trump that are threatening to overshadow his political agenda. While some of Trump’s…

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Party leaders to consider ‘exit plan’ for embattled Fillon

March 6, 2017

Paris (CNN)A defiant Franois Fillon says he will not end his bid for France’s presidency. The embattled Republican candidate tweeted Sunday that he would not withdraw after it was announced that a “respectful exit plan” will be discussed at a party meeting on Monday. Fillon has been heavily criticized for failing to quit the race after becoming embroiled in a parliamentary scandal over claims that he paid his wife and…

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Free-running ‘jam’ to remember Paris Metro death teen – BBC News

March 6, 2017

‘Spirit’ Ms Malone, 49, said: “Can I ask you all, please carry Nye’s spirit with you forever and always, and smile. “I want you all to put your hand on your heart now and we are going to get down for my boy. “Stay safe, stay brave, stay strong yeah? And be happy.” ‘Very eccentric’ Alex Grubb, 18, who helped to organise the event, described the teenager as kind, caring…

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UK foreign secretary to meet Sergey Lavrov in Moscow

March 5, 2017

London (CNN)UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is to meet his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow for “high-level talks” on Syria and Ukraine in the coming weeks, the UK Foreign Office said Saturday. Johnson has been a vocal critic of Russia’s foreign policy in the past, particularly regarding its military interventions in Syria and Ukraine. The Foreign Office said in a statement that the visit, at Russia’s invitation, had “been…

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