Canadian officer is first woman to lead Changing of the Guard

June 27, 2017

… given change day, in front of Buckingham Palace in central London. Music accompanies the marches of both the old guards out and the new guards in. The soldiers, who don iconic red tunics and tall black bearskin caps, are not just accessories to provide tourists with a photo opportunity. They are a highly skilled troop prepared to assume combat duty. Until now the honor of captain has been filled solely by men. “Back when we were training at my home base in Shilo [Manitoba], two of the UK …

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Nestle Targeted by Activist Third Point With $3.5 Billion Stake

June 26, 2017

… industrial manufacturer to spin off its aerospace business. The firm has also focused much of its recent activism in Japan, where investments have included Seven & i Holdings Co. and Sony Corp. “Third Point intends to play a constructive role to encourage management to pursue change with a greater sense of urgency,” the firm wrote of Nestle in Sunday’s letter. “We have offered our views in productive conversations with management, which we expect will …

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Virgin Media wants you to change your router password

June 24, 2017

Thousands of Virgin Media customers are affected.Image: REX/Shutterstock Virgin Media wants you to change your router password. The company recently published guidance on how to do that for older router models after Which? magazine a publication “known for testing household products” found that Virgin Media routers weren’t so hard to hack. SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers Which? found that Virgin Media’s Super Hub 2 “can be …

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 24, 2017

… need to show to shine through. Whats your biggest piece of career advice for young professionals? KC: Exploring various career paths doesn’t have to start right after college or stop once youve achieved a certain level you should take advantage of any opportunity to learn more about another part of the business you work in, whether its a different team or perhaps a different location globally. Be resilient and persistent, because making a career change can be difficult, but growth comes …

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Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey should be the next to go

June 23, 2017

… tapped to fill a variety of major roles. And though these exits would indicate the culture is changing, the HR problem seems to be unaddressed. Kalanick’s exit is certainly a major move, but without changes to how Uber will handle future issuesand it’s hard to believe there won’t be future issuesquestions remain about the company’s commitment to change. The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), which advocates for women in the tech industry, dropped Uber as a partner last month and …

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Cumulative extremism: Why terror is like a ‘perverted comic book’

June 22, 2017

… “early stages of a race war.” But the idea of reciprocal attacks isn’t new. What’s new is what Levin calls the “franchising of these loner-types who get radicalized across different ideologies but through similar ways,” like social media and a more fractured news media. “There’s very much a fear of change and a fear and a distrust of established nations and institutions. And coupled on top of that is an anger that is culled from these folks who are …

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Period subscription services can get around the tampon tax (sort of)

June 21, 2017

… usually based on your shipping address. If you live in a state like Illinois that already got rid of its tax on feminine hygiene products, you’re all set. But then you could just buy tampons at the drugstore anyway. SEE ALSO: There’s no period emoji. This campaign wants to change that. Even if period box brands are coming up with clever ways to make up for the sex-based taxes they’re subject to, they’re still on the right side of the anti-tampon tax movement. Lola, one …

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Uber finally admits tipping isn’t an inconvenience, tests it in 3 cities

June 21, 2017

Finally eligible for tips.Image: uber Uber, the ride-hailing conglomerate that said it would never, ever add tipping, finally said it would let riders start tipping their drivers via the app in three cities on Tuesday. Uber is set to roll out tipping in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston, according to an email sent to drivers. Uber says it will introduce tipping throughout the United States by the end of July. The new in-app option is part of 180 Days of change, an initiative to make …

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

June 19, 2017

… will change the face of cryptocurrency adoption. Were very excited in unlocking the power of the long tail.” While extremely ambitious, Bancor is just one of hundreds of startups built on top of Ethereum, and you’ll hear similarly audacious words from others as well. And many of these upcoming startups have ICOs, or token crowdsale events, lined up in the near future. Long-term, the success or failure of this new breed of apps will likely determine the fate of Ethereum. But right …

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

June 19, 2017

… cheap, young hires. But do the events of the last few months actually represent the arrival of a sea change of some sort? Wieser says it will be less of a tipping point and more of an exponentially growing slow build. “The economics of not being Facebook and Google just get worse with every passing year,” he said.”It’s harder to grow. You get less of the economic output you produce.” Feeling the squeeze, publishers are putting rivalries aside and banding together to …

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

June 18, 2017

… on anti-smuggling and stemming the influx of migrants and refugees are ineffective and dont do enough to reduce migrant death at sea. Although we cannot expect from Frontex to change its mandate, we are shocked to see that EU investment at sea is mainly focused on deterrence and surveillance and that there is no mandate of proactive SAR, MSF said. Finally, the report argues, migrant deaths in the Mediterranean have been on the rise since early 2016, before aid organizations stepped up their …

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London fire: Smiling faces of missing a stark contrast with anger and grief

June 17, 2017

… “Something has to change — in this country, in this city. They cannot keep doing what they are doing to the poor.” And with the truck loaded, he turns to thank the volunteers for their efforts and despite looking exhausted, smiles as he reveals his thoughts are starting to turn to Sunday’s sermon. “Jesus doesn’t care if you are rich, doesn’t care if you are poor but he stands with those who are broken and that’s what our church is about,” …

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Fox News ditched its ‘Fair and Balanced’ slogan and critics have some new suggestions

June 15, 2017

Even at Fox News, the times, they are a-changingImage: JUSTIN LANE/EPA/REX/Shutterstock While we’ve spent the last year being distracted by a continuous, raging dumpster fire of awful news, Fox News quietly moved away from its iconic “Fair and Balanced” slogan and no one really noticed. SEE ALSO: Annnnd another Fox News host just blasted Donald Trump New York magazine reporter and former Roger Ailes nemesis Gabriel Sherman reported on the change on Wednesday but notes the …

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Clutter wants to store your stuff but help you not forget it exists

June 14, 2017

… startups, the Clutter cofounder went after a big industry with a modern-day technology solution. People store their items, but oftentimes they leave them in a big room with little idea of what’s there and why. Clutter added an online inventory component. Image: clutter But that wasn’t the only change they brought upon the industry, worth $30 billion in the U.S. alone, according to IBISWorld. Clutter CEO Brian Thomas’s mom’s poor customer service experience with her …

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10 classic iPhone apps that will die with iOS 11

June 11, 2017

The next version of iOS is going to kill a lot of apps. In an effort to modernize and de-clutter its App Store, Apple will officially end support for all apps that haven’t been updated to support the newer 64-bit processors that debuted with the iPhone 5S. As many as 187,000 apps could vanish when the iOS 11 rolls out along with this change, according to estimates from marketing firm Sensor Tower.) SEE ALSO: The coming app-pocalypse could kill some of the iPhone’s greatest hits …

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Banking with your personal assistant will be the future, whether you like it or not

June 11, 2017

… two-factor authentication framework, the whole aspect of having another method like your banking dongle or password isn’t likely to change, said Yeo. “[The] whole essence of two-factor authentication [is that it] requires confirmation by other means,” he added. But if your identity is tied to your phone like in Samsung Pass, where each device can only be programmed to recognise one set of irises it could still be, in the eyes of regulators, considered two-factor identification, …

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Boobs and Brass: The female band raising cash for breast cancer – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… started, the name Boobs and Brass “shook a few people” – and some people still find it distasteful, Mrs Betts says. She tells any critics about the work they do and assures them they are “not just a load of silly girls dressing up and flashing our boobs”. But they have provided a refreshing change in the brass band world, which has traditionally been overwhelmingly male. Mrs Betts was the first woman to be allowed to play in her local brass band in 1969. “It …

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Apple ad pushes environmentalism during NBA Finals

June 10, 2017

… responsibility to deal more cleanly with one another and to preserve and cherish the only home we’ve ever known.” Climate change is never explicitly mentioned. Nor are any of the many other problems the planet’s facing. But the gist is clear, and the broad language actually packs a bigger punch. The ad debuted during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night. Apple is not exactly the most modest company, and it has a long tradition of grandiose commercials with an air of …

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

June 7, 2017

… diplomatic flare-up in the Middle East, Mattis and had both expressed hope the tension between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates would be resolved soon. , Trumps national security team was also blindsided by his belligerent NATO speech. Trumps volatility when it comes to international alliances and agreements has already had far-reaching implications. In the past weeks, the leaders of some of Americas most powerful traditional allies have signaled they perceive a fundamental change in the …

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The Apple App Store has paid out $70 billion to developers

June 2, 2017

** FILE ** Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up an Apple iPhone at the MacWorld Conference in San Francisco, in this Jan. 9, 2007 file photo. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) ** zu unserem KORR. APD7270 **Image: AP When Steve Jobs introduced Apple’s App Store back in 2008, he introduced the developer-friendly platform with … a free backgammon game. Jobs called the system “pretty cool.” Maybe not the hardest sell from a man famous for talking about how Apple products would change …

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How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

Image: Mashable Composite; RefAid / Trellyz Shelley Taylor calls herself a Silicon Valley veteran. Veteran, she tells me, “means old.” Raised in Palo Alto, Taylor has an extensive tech background. She isn’t an engineer, but she wrote the “bible of user interface” back in 1995 at the dawn of website creation, inventing a lot of the language still used to this day to describe websites and ecommerce. She’s launched a bevy of startups and advised companies like …

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Election blind dates: Nigel Farage and Rachel Johnson – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… over the last few years. What was your biggest disagreement? I think her joining the Lib Dems. I do think it is a bit odd. She has joined a euro-fanatic party and yet she is not really one. What was her most convincing argument? That business was quite happy before [Brexit], or at least big business was quite happy before. Well, yes, of course, if you’re doing well in life you don’t want any change at all. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNigel Farage …

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The Unfortunate Consequences Of Correcting History

May 29, 2017

… 60 years ago is well, an even bigger lost cause. More and more were witnessing elected officials hopping on the historical correction train. No, this isnt the same thing as historical revisionism – thats simply an attempt to change the popular narrative of events. What were seeing in New Orleans is an honest-to-goodness physical attempt to not only change history, but defeat it. Its no longer enough to say that yes, in the past, regrettable and very bad things happened. In fact, weve been …

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Exxon Investors Rally to Back Climate Change Plan Board Opposes

Almost 90 Exxon Mobil Corp. investors plan to back a proposal that would pressure the company to bolster its disclosure of climate change risks and opportunities. The shareholders include the New York State and city pension funds and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, supported the proposal at Occidental. BlackRock hasn’t yet made a decision on its Exxon vote, Zach Oleksiuk, head of Americas for BlackRock …

May 26, 2017
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Fans Want Justin Bieber To Cancel His Tour After Manchester, Here’s Why He Shouldn’t

… to spread fear in order to change a societys behavior. Terrorists want people to become so afraid they fundamentally alter who they are and what they do. By refusing to cancel his tour, Bieber would also be refusing to give the terrorists what they want. In the process, hed be setting an example for all of us. The greatest victory we can win over terrorism is to live our lives exactly as they were before. We have to refuse to give in to the fear the terrorists seek to instill within us. Its …

May 25, 2017
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