Will a parliamentary hearing make Singapore PM’s problems go away?

June 21, 2017

(CNN)Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong is on the back foot. Parliamentary showdown At first blush, the prime minister seemed to have scored some brownie points in lowering the political temperature. But as Singaporeans mull it over, questions began to surface. Why is parliament being dragged into this? This is a fight to be settled in a court of law or during an open inquiry, said former ruling People’s action Party (PAP) MP Tan Cheng Bock, who is challenging …

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

June 19, 2017

… space on the platform. If you’re wondering, Storj’s ICO was also successful; the company easily raised $30 million in May 2017. And Bancor’s tokens are a type of monetary reserve that provide liquidity to other tokens; per the project’s FAQ, an increase of value of other tokens on the Bancor network should increase the value of the Bancor token as well. It all revolves around Ethereum So how do you get in on the action? First, you need to get some ETH, or Ethereum. …

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

June 18, 2017

… seemed to “lack the resources to deal with a crisis of this magnitude”, despite being the country’s “wealthiest borough”. ‘Suspicion’ Meanwhile, Labour MP David Lammy, whose friend Khadija Saye is among the dead, has called for urgent action to make sure all documents relating to the refurbishment and management of the Grenfell Tower fire are protected. After speaking to residents, he said: “Suspicion of a cover-up is rising. “We need to make …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… Humanitarian action is not the cause of this crisis but is a response to it, MSF told HuffPost in a statement. Frontex spokeswoman Izabella Cooper stressed in an email that the agency had never accused aid organizations of colluding with people smugglers. Frontex-deployed vessels have helped save tens of thousands of lives, she added. The agency said that its analyses had shown that In the past two years, the smugglers in Libya have changed their and have become more ruthless, Cooper told …

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Trump Killed A Key Obama Immigration Program. But What He Didn’t Do Matters More.

June 17, 2017

WASHINGTON The Trump administration formalized an immigration policy shift on Thursday evening that was notable for what it didnt do as much as what it did. The Department of Homeland Security rescinded DAPA, a never-implemented program that would have allowed some undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents to stay in the country. But more significantly, it left in place the Deferred action for Childhood Arrivals program, a policy that President Donald Trump promised …

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Jeff Sessions’ explanation for firing Comey just doesn’t make sense

June 15, 2017

… after his administration had tried to sell the same case Sessions was selling on Tuesday: That Comey was removed because of a memo from Rosenstein. That’s the fact. Everything else — including Sessions’ attempts to spin his views on Comey and the circumstances surrounding his firing — are simply post-action spin. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCarvly Create visuals and videos, Share to Drive Traffic, Generate Leads, Build Authority online.Vinci3D …

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A startup named Bancor raised $150 million in a few hours

June 14, 2017

… funding. Forty percent of the money, Bancor claims, will be used for software development; some of it will be used for operational and legal expenses as well as marketing. And twenty percent will be used as an ETH reserve. With ETH prices surging, merely holding on to ETH might be the best course of action, though with the cryptocurrency’s volatility, it’s also quite risky. Another side-effect of ICOs is that they effectively remove large amounts of ETH from the market, which pushes …

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GoPro CEO opens up about Snapchat Spectacles and rampant copying

June 11, 2017

GoPro CEO Nick Woodman drifting on a trike at the 2017 Mountain Games.Image: raymond wong/mashable When Snapchat Spectacles launched last year, the reaction from people who bought and used it was: Oh shit, GoPro is so dead. And I’m not gonna lie, I kinda felt the same, even though I really like GoPro’s action cameras, and have owned too many to remember over the years. That GoPro is screwed and should sell itself (perhaps, even to a Snap, Inc.) is a tired and repetitive story you …

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Samsung’s 49-inch ultrawide curved monitor is really ultrawide

June 11, 2017

… your mom, now you can send her money, too The CHG90 has a 32:9 aspect ratio, so you can see full game scenes. It also has a 1,800R curvature and 178-degree viewing angle like a better version of what you get when combining smaller monitors together. Samsung says the screen is perfect for first-person action-heavy games. The monitor costs $1,499 and is available for preorder. Smaller displays 32-inch and 27-inch cost $699 and $599. WATCH: Even dogs are getting behind the fidget spinner movement …

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After sexual harassment investigation, Uber fires more than 20 employees

June 7, 2017

… with startups and Fortune 500 companies. The firm had investigated 215 human resources-related problems within the company. These included cases of sexual harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination. It took no action on 100 of these cases and is still investigating 57 other cases. It has decided on more than 20 terminations, according to Bloomberg, while 31 employees are in counseling and seven received written warnings. Arianna and Liane to press: there is no systemic sexual …

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Companies get ready for day of protest to save net neutrality

June 7, 2017

The day of action to save net neutrality is planned for July 12.Image: Matt Rourke/AP/REX/Shutterstock Digital companies are preparing to make their net neutrality positions clear. Companies such as Amazon, Kickstarter, Vimeo, Reddit, Mozilla, and Etsy alongside civil rights organization ACLU are planning an “internet-wide day of action to save net neutrality” on July 12. SEE ALSO: Don’t count on Netflix as net neutrality’s savior The Federal Communications Commission …

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With A Flick Of His Mood, Trump Throws Allies Off Balance

June 7, 2017

… goals. NMiguel Arias Caete, the European Unions commissioner on climate action and energy. In a speech days after Trumps NATO address, German Chancellor that Europe must become more self-reliant as the U.S. policy shifts. The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. Ive experienced that in the last few days, Merkel said, hinting at her experiences at the NATO summit. We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands. Canadas foreign affairs minister …

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Chlo Grace Moretz responds to squeamy ‘Red Shoes’ marketing

June 3, 2017

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Flight delay? Get reimbursed with this clever app

June 1, 2017

woman at the airport. waiting hall. flight delay; Shutterstock ID 373732249Image: Shutterstock / Evgeny Bakharev When it launched in 2013, here.) The average claim is resolved in twoto threemonths, saidZillmer. And just asin its early days, the company will settle up with its customers by taking25 percent of any secured compensation. When claims require full-blown legal action, the cut jumps to 50 percentbut consumers are not required to pay out of pocket to be represented in court. No matter …

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How Wonder Woman finally made it to the big screen

May 30, 2017

Wonder Woman's fought her way through (development) hell and back.Image: Clay Enos / Warner Bros. Next week, Wonder Woman hits theaters with her-ever first live-action solo adventure. And it only took her 76 years to get there. Although she’s only a few years younger than her Justice League teammates Superman and Batman, Wonder Woman has had far worse luck making the leap to movies. But it’s not for lack of trying. SEE ALSO: Final ‘Wonder Woman’ trailer: More …

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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 29, 2017

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable  Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as …

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The Unfortunate Consequences Of Correcting History

May 29, 2017

… But the C.S.A. is the designated cultural enemy and the only culturally correct interpretation of the Stars and Bars is Im racist. And rather than spread the blame for racism, bigotry and prejudice around – how funny is it that weve forgotten most of those monuments dedicated to the irredeemably racist C.S.A. were built or commissioned, almost invariably, by Democrats – weve decided the best course of action is to simply pin the blame on anything and everything Confederate-themed. …

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Cloak and Dagger is a new Android attack that can steal your passwords and more

… the University of California and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Cloak and Dagger relies on the way Android UI handles certain permissions. If an app is downloaded from Google’s Play Store, researchers claim, it is automatically granted the SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW permission, aka “draw on top.” You’ve likely seen this permission in action it’s used by Facebook’s chat heads, which float over other content on your screen. This can be used to hijack the …

May 27, 2017
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This ‘Famine Food Truck’ Is Countering Trump’s Budget

… poor governance. The side of the truck lists a number that people can text to help contact political leaders. When I texted Famine Truck to 97779, for instance, I was texted a link to a site, which prompted me to input my zip code and address. It then populated with Once someone has texted the number, Oxfam can continue to send prompts to help spur further action, such as calling members of Congress, Grossman-Cohen said. HuffPost cut or 29 percent from the State Department and the U.S. …

May 24, 2017
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Hillary Clinton Unveils Her Next Venture, Onward Together. Its Reception Is Tepid.

Shes baaack. If you were wondering how Hillary Clinton will spend her days post-election, you finally have your answer. On Monday, Clinton announced through email and Twitter her new political action group, Onward Together. Onward will fundraise for five progressive groups: Swing Left, Emerge America, Color of Change, Indivisible, and Run for Something. Its name is a nod to Clintons presidential campaign slogan Stronger Together, and the organization will capitalize on liberal activist …

May 23, 2017
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David Fincher and Conan OBrien: Halo 4s Secret Weapons

A $100 million movie isnt cool. You know whats cool? A $500 million videogame. At least thats what David Fincher, the acclaimed director of The Social Network, seems to think. According to two Microsoft executives who have spoken exclusively to The Daily Beast, the auteurs next big project isnt a movie, or even a trailer for one. Instead, Fincher has produced a mysterious, two-minute teaser for a videogame: Halo 4, the long-awaited sequel to Xboxs blockbuster action trilogy. Fincher is a Halo …

May 22, 2017
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Another Trump crisis craters GOP agenda

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s governing agenda, which only 10 days ago showed signs of gaining steam, appears to have derailed after he allegedly shared classified information and dismissed FBI director James Comey, both of which threaten to alienate Republicans while bogging down the White House once again. Hours after The Washington Post reported Trump shared information about terror plots with Russian officials in the Oval Office, alarmed lawmakers on Capitol Hill were …

May 16, 2017
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