Here’s why these companies want Trump to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement

April 27, 2017

… Barack Obama’s climate change policies, which will likely make it impossible for the country to meet its emissions reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement. Since all nations, including developing countries like China and India, are part of the agreement, the companies say staying in the Paris system will avoid the risk of “competitive imbalances” for U.S.-based companies. In addition, the letter states the Paris agreement would help create jobs by spurring the clean …

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Best hotels in Mauritius: How top designers remade luxury in paradise

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Luxury hotels have staked claims to Mauritius’s famed beaches for decades, but over the last couple of years, elite designers have remade venerable island institutions and built new paradise retreats from the ground up. Oberoi Mauritius, Turtle Bay Marine Park, Balaclava While this isn’t a couples-only resort, the Oberoi feels like a honeymooners retreat. There is a kids’ club for the little ones, but everything from the waterfall at the entrance to the villas with …

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Augmented reality will soon be everywhere, and you won’t be able to avoid it

April 22, 2017

… anywhere. And it soon will be. Augmented reality requires a combination of hardware and software to function, and likely one day AR-specific products similar to Google Glass will be commonplace. At present, people mostly interact with augmented reality through their smartphones, but that will change as companies like Facebook move to develop AR glasses. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsKambo-Xpress KamboXpress Brings You Cash-Generating Viral Traffic From Instagram With The …

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First coal-free day in Britain since Industrial Revolution – BBC News

April 22, 2017

Cordi O’Hara of the National Grid said: “To have the first working day without coal since the start of the industrial revolution is a watershed moment in how our energy system is changing. “The UK benefits from highly diverse and flexible sources of electricity. Our energy mix continues to change and National Grid adapts system operation to embrace these changes.” But Ms O’Hara says that while the country makes the transition to a low carbon system, coal remains …

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UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… retailers have felt a significant impact from the online shopping habits of customers. Earlier this week, High Street retailer Debenhams announced a change of strategy owing, in part, to fast-growing “mobile interaction”. The plan means up to 10 of its 176 UK stores may be closed over the next five years. A central distribution warehouse and about 10 smaller warehouses could also be shut. A further cost burden was also felt, particularly by clothes retailers, as a result of online …

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Trump Wants Clean Water Rule Gone. Now Comes The Hard Part.

April 21, 2017

… reiterated his vow to repeal the regulation. Related… Trump Signs Order Urging Elimination Of Clean Water Rule Trump Wants To Dismantle The Clean Water Rule. Heres Whats At Stake. Who Could Benefit From Water Rule change? Trump And His Golf Courses Donald Trump's Assault On Clean Water Laws Has Already Begun – …

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Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

April 20, 2017

Theres a new era at Fox News with the departure ofBill OReillyon Wednesday, but viewers may not see much change in on-air attitudes toward women. The cable news network ditched OReillyas allegations widened that the top-rated host had sexually harassed several former colleagues. Advertisers had fled from his show, The OReilly Factor, after The New York Times reported this month that he and the network had paid $13 million to settle complaints from five women. You should stick to the …

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How the store of the future will work

April 16, 2017

… controls. Her selected items appear on the screen. She can then request other sizes or colours, or recall items she’s already bought to see how they look together. She can also use controls on the mirror to change the lighting to moonlight, candlelight, daylight, etc, to see how her choices look in various settings. Neat. (This feature probably elicited the most gasps from the assembled press gaggle.) Williams demonstrates the nifty smart mirror. Image: liza hearon/mashable Once …

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This startup wants to run the internet of things via nano satellite

April 12, 2017

… round Tuesday, to help build its satellite constellation. SEE ALSO: These American tech companies are heading south to list. But why? CEO and cofounder Flavia Tata Nardini said the team realised early on that the estimated 75 billion devices due to come online by 2025 couldn’t do so without the right tools in place. “Our idea was to try and enable this revolution, because it’s really happening, it’s going to change the industry, but it’s not as simple as everyone …

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Rex Tillerson Will Get A Colder Russian Reception Than He’s Used To

April 12, 2017

… doing exactly that since they entered Syria in 2015, Itani said. There has been mixed messaging from the White House on how far the U.S. is willing to pursue military options for Syria, but no official has directly said the White House plans a large-scale intervention. Tillerson stated over the weekend that, beyond a punitive strike to deter chemical use, there was no change to the U.S. militarys posture on Syria. …

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China’s Changing Economy Helps Explain Taming of Trump’s Threats

April 11, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to punish China over trade have been displaced by a pledge to negotiate after hearing the perspective of his counterpart Xi Jinping. Below are five charts that may explain the change in tone. The Setting A meeting with Xi at Mar-a-Lago created "tremendous goodwill and friendship," Trump tweeted on Saturday. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the countries agreed to a "100-day plan" to discuss trade. The countries agreed to …

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Trump denies climate change, but could one day be its victim

April 11, 2017

(CNN)Not far from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, one expert after another warned Monday about the dangers that rising sea levels pose to Florida’s coast. Not that surprising, except this was a Senate committee field hearing challenging the position shared by President Donald Trump and many Republicans in Congress that climate change isn’t real. The site of the hearing — just four miles from Trump’s weekend getaway in Palm Beach — was clearly intended to send a …

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Shell corruption probe: New evidence on oil payments – BBC News

April 10, 2017

… didn’t get spent on public services. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A spokesperson for Goodluck Jonathan said no charges had been brought the former President relating to the transaction Italian prosecutors allege that $466m were laundered through a network of Nigerian bureaux de change to facilitate payments to President Jonathan and other politicians. A spokesperson for Goodluck Jonathan told the BBC that no charges or indictments have been brought or secured against …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… of gratitude as well to the emergency services and their rapid response to the attack on Friday. So, people are laying flowers on police cars for example with cards saying, “We’re proud of what you did.” Max Foster, CNN, Stockholm, Sweden. (END VIDEOTAPE) AZUZ: The U.S. government now says it’s a priority to remove Syria’s leader from power. That’s a significant change for the Trump administration. It previously did not prioritize the ouster of Syrian …

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Nuclear War? Nah. Massive Fires Haunt the Dystopian Future

April 9, 2017

In 2013 author Elizabeth Hand was invited to Washington DC by a think tank that thought her experience writing dystopian science fiction might give her a useful perspective on current climate change challenges. Hand is well-versed in doomsday scenarios, but what she learned at the think tank about the risk of massive fires really startled her. “We’re not looking at if a mega-fire is going to happen and overtake a major urban area, or a major residential area, its a matter of …

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Just when you thought the net neutrality fight was over …

April 8, 2017

… up to go after net neutrality means pro-internet advocates are heading to their battle stations. “We’re gearing up for one hell of a fight,” said Evan Greer, cofounder and co-director of internet nonprofit Fight for the Future, in an email. Activists like Greer enjoyed a major victory just more than two years ago when the FCC voted to make a wonky but crucial change to how internet companies are regulated. The move made it legal for the FCC to aggressively police internet …

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Where Pepsi went wrong with its disastrous ad, according to ad execs

April 7, 2017

… And with market research showing that young people now like to shop with brands that have a point of view and actually make change, brands aren’t going to stop their performative “woke”-ness any time soon. “The key component is how you do it and if you miss, you miss hard.” The all-consuming political hysteria accompanying Donald Trump’s presidency has tempted brands to more frequently wade into topical discussions. That was particularly evident during this …

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The rise of the urban jungle

April 6, 2017

(CNN)What do an avenue of grand oaks, a community park and a rooftop vegetable patch have in common? They can all form part of a city’s “urban forest”, which numerous studies over the past decade have concluded make people happier. And that’s not their only job: urban forests protect our cities from extreme weather, climate change and water scarcity. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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PM suggests free movement extension – BBC News

April 5, 2017

… “That’s exactly what we will do when we come out of the European Union.” Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Nagging questions about the future after Brexit continue to follow the prime minister at home and abroad. The shape of future immigration policy is high on the list. One key change, Mrs May said, would be that borders and immigration policy would be under British control. That clearly left open the possibility of free movement continuing, at least temporarily. She …

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Wood, fire and metal: How fine whiskey gets its flavor

April 4, 2017

(CNN)“The story of the barrel is one of the overlooked crafts of whiskey-making,” says Jeff Arnett, master distiller of American whiskey brand Jack Daniel’s. Indeed, the type of barrel the spirit is stored in has an enormous influence on its taste, making the art of cooperage — the crafting of the barrels — an essential part of the whiskey-making process. It’s a process that still relies on a huge amount of human skill despite advances in technology …

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Sci-fi forest tracks carbon impact – BBC News

April 3, 2017

… are fed by increasing CO2, and the trees in turn lock up carbon that would otherwise remain in the atmosphere, heating the planet. Trees are estimated to be storing between a quarter and a third of the carbon produced by burning fossil fuels, and the earth is becoming greener as a result. One of the great imponderables in climate science is how long forests will continue to buffer climate change as CO2 levels continue to spiral. The lead scientist in the woodland, Professor Rob Mackenzie, from …

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Lots of people applied to work at this very fake smart home startup

April 2, 2017

… Chirikjian, the student who launched the project, told Business Insider. “We don’t even know what we’re selling anymore,” he said. Even if the joke got out of control, it was a timely one. Amazon and Google satirized their own smart home devices this April Fools’ Day, too, with Petlexa and Google Gnome. WATCH: How this portable stove can change the way you camp More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsBuilderall Internet Marketing Platform – Special …

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How taking the wrong funding will kill your business

March 29, 2017

… were focused on our mission to help other small businesses succeed. As entrepreneurs ourselves, we understood the struggle of turning an idea into a viable business and getting the funding needed to do so. What had to change about the product in order to get investors interested? We knew we had a powerful piece of software that did a lot for automating sales and marketing. However, we quickly realized that we needed to streamline the implementation experience so customers could tap into that …

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Snapchat turns to sponsored geofilters as it pushes to compete with Facebook, Instagram

March 28, 2017

… each week. With the “geofilter, we’re giving people the chance to have fun, at our expense,” saidJoey Gonzalez, CEO of Barry’s Bootcamp. “Snapchat for a long time was being put forth on this teen / tween age group of which we didnt have a huge purpose or following with, but that obviously started to change.” What’s the benefit of the year-long commitment? Brands get access to a tool to choose between different, unlimited creatives as well as set their …

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‘Tinder for elites’ is coming to London because dating isn’t already hard enough

March 28, 2017

… Currently, The League is only available in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Boston. But, this is about to change, as the app announces its plan to expand into 10 international cities this year, with London first up on the agenda. The app, which launched in 2015, models itself on “private members only clubs like Soho House,” with its highly selective admissions-based approach to dating. Potential users are screened based on their education and …

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