Black queer love shines on Instagram through joint couple accounts

June 25, 2017

Dom and Nic have their life as a couple out there for the Instagram world to see.Image: Justine Milton For soon-to-marry couple Dominic Spence and Nick Gilyard, Instagram has become a place where together they show others what a young, black, queer relationship looks like. SEE ALSO: 9 LGBT families that will diversify your Instagram feed Their joint page, @dom_and_nick, recently had a moment when the Instagram account The Way We Met profiled the 27- and 25-year-olds, who live in Brooklyn. …


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

June 17, 2017

… questioning how authorities could have allowed this to happen. Related: Is Grenfell Tower Britain’s Katrina? In the days since the fire, the central complaints from residents have been that social housing in London’s richest borough has been inadequate for years and that the recent redevelopment around the Grenfell estate was to placate the rich who reside in the leafy streets nearby. Grenfell Tower is just a couple streets away from row upon row of grand Victorian houses and …


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

June 14, 2017

… the price higher. Some think the situation has all the makings of a bubble that will at some point burst, but for now, startups such as Bancor are making bank. Both Bitcoin and Ethereum have experienced immense growth in the last couple of months, though foundations on which this growth is based are debated. In May, the total market cap value of all cryptocurrencies exceeded $80 billion; right now, this number stands at over $110 billion, and the price of ETH has doubled. WATCH: Scientists are …


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

June 10, 2017

… others especially keen to keep raising money, Mrs Betts says. “We’ve had a couple of thoughts about how long this band is going to run. Perhaps we ought to call it a day. And the girls have said, ‘No way, we’ve got to carry on.’ “You see a friend next to you wearing a wig and going through chemotherapy and she’s still at Boobs and Brass playing – you think, we’ve got to do it for people like you. It makes you more determined.” When they …


URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… United Kingdom." The ministry emphasized Turkey's readiness to support the U.K. in its fight against extremism ___ 12:10 p.m. The attack in London Bridge, a busy area filled with hotels and restaurants, has left many visitors and tourists stranded after police cordoned off a large area near the crime scene. Many spent the night in improvised sleeping spaces, from the floors of hotel bars or restaurants to chairs of conference rooms. Sue and Jason Dunt and a second couple, Richard and …


UK exports record amount of food and drink – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… non-EU countries have been growing at a faster rate than those to the EU for the last couple of years. A growth rate of 40% in South Korea is pretty impressive. But that still only amounts some 50m worth of business. Compare that to Ireland, where we generated some 854m worth of exports in the first three months of this year. Ireland remains our most important trading partner by far when it comes to food and drink. Today’s figures are yet more evidence that protecting this relationship …


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 …


Don’t look back in anger: Music helps Manchester remember, and forget – BBC News

… watching everything else.” CCTV shows bomber before arena blast Hate crimes ‘double’ after arena attack Defiant attack poem to become book Others undoubtedly stayed away, but it was hard to tell how many. There was a huge crowd, though, and those that did attend were determined to enjoy it and let off steam as well as showing solidarity and respect. The best gigs are the ones where you lose yourself in the music and retreat from reality for a couple of hours. Despite the …

May 28, 2017

If MacGyver lived today this is probably how he’d survive in the wild

… to get to know nature better. “[The idea for the show is like] how can we use something to show that with a couple of quick, easy tips, you can actually survive in the wilderness … you can play with electronics, you can build cool stuff,” said Quitmeyer. “So that’s my real secret motivation … to get people to love nature more.” All images and videos were provided by Discovery. WATCH: Someone has reinvented the pocket knife More From this publisher : …

May 27, 2017

Side-By-Side Photos Prove No One Misses Barack Obama Like The Pope Does

President Donald Trumpfinally visited the Vatican and Pope Francis looks thrilled! Just kidding, the 80-year-old pontiff looks hilariously sad in just about every photo thats coming out of Rome. In fact, the best humor youll find on social media Wednesday morning are photos of a miserable-looking Pope and a smiling Trump, the oddest couple there is. Feast your eyes on exhibit A: The Pope has met Donald Trump Think this AP picture just about sums it up Louise Burke …

May 25, 2017

Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

The name doesn’t seem to mean much to them. It would have been a different story 36 years ago, when the Thatcher government closed Consett’s steel works, with the loss of 3,700 jobs. The devastation inflicted on this remote town high on the edge of the Pennines, where unemployment soared to 36%, made the national news and became a symbol of the harsh medicine the Thatcher government thought it had to administer to Britain’s heavy industries. It sowed the seeds for the …

May 21, 2017

Pippa Middleton’s wedding is shaping up as Britain’s wedding of the year

London (CNN)It’s not quite a royal wedding, but on the scale of hotly anticipated nuptials, it’s pretty close. She is Philippa Charlotte “Pippa” Middleton, the younger sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. He is James Matthews, a millionaire hedge fund manager. “It’s been a crazy couple of years since my sister’s wedding but it’s had its upsides and downsides and I just feel really fortunate to be …

May 20, 2017