Could you last a whole gig without using your phone? – BBC News

May 21, 2017

But many concertgoers find the practice irrating, and now some performers are starting to object too. “No mobile phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour,” read a message posted on ticketing websites when the comedian’s new UK dates went on sale this month. Image copyright Yondr Image caption Audience members keep the locked pouches with them throughout the evening Rock’s use of Yondr at his upcoming UK …

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Police probe UK links to Magnitsky money – BBC News

May 20, 2017

After reporting the alleged theft of $230m (150m) to the authorities, he was himself detained in 2008 on suspicion of aiding tax evasion and died in custody in November 2009. He acted as a legal adviser for London-based Hermitage Capital Management (HCM), where colleagues insist the case against him was fabricated to make him halt his investigations. Despite his death Russian prosecutors decided to put him on trial – a case dismissed as a “circus” by his family and by HCM …

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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

May 20, 2017

… that don’t provide abortions at all but simply tell women their legal rights. Under previous Republican presidents, the Gag Rule applied only to family planning funds (about $600 million under George W. Bush). Now it applies to $8.8 billion in US global health funding, including programs for HIV and malaria. Because American dollars have been barred from funding abortions since the 1970s, none of the funding subject to this rule was paying for abortions in the first place. Studies of …

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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

May 18, 2017

… not true: anything made by humans is going to be biased, so we need to have a bias for inclusion.” It might seem counterintuitive, but we can make financial services more human by servicing the underserved via a smartphone app versus a traditional bank. Many of our customers call us family; they think of us as a friend or a partner. Were able to include people who are excluded from traditional finance. Women, for example, often encounter discrimination in a face-to-face interaction with a …

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Fox Stands By DNC Murder Conspiracy Theory Even After Main Source Changes Story

May 18, 2017

Fox News and its Washington, D.C., affiliate, Fox 5, are that slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was connected to WikiLeaks before he was shot to death in July even as those stories fall apart. Fox News and Fox 5 published separate stories about the supposed links on Tuesday. But since then, the main source has changed his story, D.C. police and the FBI have disputed the most explosive claims, and Richs family has called on the network and station to issue retractions, …

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Hands on with the world’s first 4K TV with built-in Alexa voice controls

May 18, 2017

… actually looks at the meta information from the OTA channels, so you can find live OTA content with voice commands. For example, if you want to see Rachael Ray just say Alexa, play Rachael Ray. As on Fire TV, you also get all of the Alexa features including smart home control and access to its knowledge database. If for whatever reason mid-way through a Modern family you want to check the weather, order pizza, or look up a fact, you need only ask Alexa. Glimpse of the future While I didnt get to …

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African American Family’s Home Burned In Suspected Hate Crime

May 17, 2017

… as a hate crime. The Rensselaer County Sheriffs Office and New York State Police are assisting Schodack police investigating the cause of the blaze. The Times Union reported the garage was not hooked up to electricity. This family has lived in this neighborhood for years, Belardo said. Everyone gets along with one another and theyre all friends, Salzer said. So thats another reason why this is so very disturbing. Schodack Police Department Belardo said hate crimes are uncommon in …

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How to remove Facebook from your life and never miss a social beat

May 14, 2017

… space to actually go plumb those relationship depths. No more checking up on an old friend by doing a quick profile flyby. Instead, if you want to know how the birth of their first-born child went, you’ll ask them directly. And they’ll respond. It’s a wonderfully quaint idea. Still not convinced you won’t be missing out? Here’s how the first few days of your Facebook-free life will go down: A friend or family member will try to scope on your vacation pics or invite …

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Bafta TV awards: What to look out for at this year’s ceremony – BBC News

May 14, 2017

… won a TV Bafta, so victory for The Crown would be a big deal. It has another shot at glory with sci-fi hit Stranger Things, a strong contender in the international category. Last year that category went to Netflix rival Transparent, on Amazon Prime, about a Los Angeles family who discover that their retired father is a transgender woman. And who did it beat? Netflix’s Narcos, among others. Ouch. Transparent is nominated again this year – but there’s also stiff competition …

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How I manage a business with depression and anxiety

May 11, 2017

… balanced life that embraces all the other parts of your identity your values, family, friends, hobbies, side projects, and other interests. Its important to know that you matter outside of work. Your self worth should never be defined by your business worth (or your net worth, for that matter). Take care of yourself physically Stressed out entrepreneurs often make themselves less emotionally resilient by neglecting their physical health. You know what Im talking about. Your diet sucks. You …

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Temporary tattoos remind you how important it is to care for yourself

May 9, 2017

… social media, friends told her that they wanted some too, so she began making more designs. “A plaster represents healing and recovery, so I thought this was a great symbol to use,” says Timbers. Image: motivational tattoos The tattoos aren’t designed to be a replacement for professional treatment, but rather as a way to help people cope when living with mental health issues. She hopes that if people spot a friend or family member wearing a tattoo, they will know that the …

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The World: a floating city of millionaires

May 9, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)Stepping onto The World feels like boarding a 21st-century Titanic. Sitting majestically in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, this gleaming 644 feet-long white vessel is the largest, and probably most exclusive, “residential yacht” on earth. Home to the world’s only full-sized at-sea tennis court, a 7,000-square foot spa and fitness center, and 12,000-bottle wine collection, this ship has visited 1,213 ports and sailed 641,000 nautical miles. …

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Simplify your email inbox (and life) with these easy tricks

May 8, 2017

… really. Almost everyone reading this likely has at least two different email accounts (work and personal) already. Try breaking out your personal accounts into themed groups. One account could be tied to all your social media accounts, a second tied to your friends, family, and banking, and yet another for any service or list that you need to sign up for. Then, within each account, go ahead and follow the steps outlined earlier in this piece. This approach will take you a while to set up, but it …

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Rich List 2017: Six surprising ways to make money – BBC News

May 8, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption William Dean’s firm started out as a door-to-door egg seller in rural Hertfordshire “The egg market is big” – that’s how egg producer Noble Foods put it. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption VIP Pet Foods offers posh nosh for cats and dogs Never underestimate how much people love their pets. Most owners think of their animals as members of the family and are willing to spend big to prove it, making it a …

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Here’s what you can do to fight global warming, beyond changing lightbulbs

May 7, 2017

… in the media or from people they know. Indeed, 70 percent of Americans rarely or never discuss global warming with family and friends. In 2016, despite record high temperatures and the historic Paris Climate Agreement, climate change news coverage on evening newscasts and Sunday shows from ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox amounted to a meager total of 50 minutes. The result is a spiral of silence: Silence begets silence, making political inaction all too easy. Are you silent about #climatechange? …

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7 tips for parents who work from home

May 6, 2017

… who are home most of the day (my wife and I homeschool), and I do a fair number of interviews, so I know exactly what Mr. Kelly was feeling the moment he heard that door open. Here are seven ways Ive found to manage being a stay-at-home professional and a parent with minimal fuss, and prevent kids from making an appearance on live TV. 1. Use a dedicated space Trying to work from your kitchen table or the living room sofa while other family members come in and out is a non-starter. If you dont …

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How female support can aid career growth

May 6, 2017

… talented women in the business community around her most notably Lynne Keckeisen, an associate from the Wisconsin Womens Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC), and Amy Scerra, founder of Think Global Institute. Keckeisen was a calming presence for Scarberry, offering advice and guidance even in the most stressful moments. Meanwhile, Scerra provided encouragement and assistance, and became like family to Scarberry. Together, these women helped to make Becky’s Blissful Bakery the success …

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Crayola has revealed its new, thoroughly underwhelming crayon

May 6, 2017

… family that will be joining the box. The only problem? It looks a bit like every other blue crayon we’ve ever known, which is a tremendous letdown. SEE ALSO: Crayola has officially killed a crayon. RIP. On Friday, the brand new crayon was revealed at an on-campus event at Oregon State University, the place where the vibrant YInMn Blue pigment that inspired it was first discovered in 2009. In a press release shared with Mashable, chemist Mas Subramanian who discovered the pigment with his …

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General election 2017: Theresa May ‘not taking victory for granted’ – BBC News

May 6, 2017

… power, but insisted he could close the gap on the Tories. The Tories gained 500 seats and seized control of 11 councils. It was the best local election performance by a governing party in 40 years, with the gains mostly coming at the expense of Labour and UKIP, which lost all of its 145 local authority seats. Sorry, your browser cannot display this map .carto-container { position: relative; color: #404040; font-family: Helmet,Freesans,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-weight: …

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‘We sold our home to build a social network’ – BBC News

May 3, 2017

Son Sam, 21, has suspended his university studies and works through the night on the project. Daughter Mollie, 18, handles the social media side. GameDay is purely for sports fans, the family say. Image copyright Gameday Xtra Image caption The website is still being tested. Perhaps unsurprisingly, financing the idea has proved to be the biggest challenge. “We went to a lot of investors. They said the scale of the project was too big,” said Mr Hughes. “We sold the …

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UK royals seek $1.6 million over topless Kate photos

May 3, 2017

(CNN)Prince William and his wife Catherine are seeking $1.6 million (1.5 million Euros) in a trial for damages from a French magazine that published topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge in 2012, the magazine’s lawyer told the UK Press Association on Tuesday. The images showed the duchess sunbathing topless while on holiday in the South of France in 2012 in the couple’s private villa. They scandalized St. James Palace and dredged up memories of the royal family’s rocky …

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FIFA Official Sheikh Ahmad Resigning Amid Bribery Claims

May 2, 2017

… next week in Bahrain, is the same day as a FIFA Council meeting which the sheik will not attend. The FIFA congress is held in the city three days later with Asian soccer potentially in turmoil having seen its most influential official leave. "I will continue to support the family of football once these allegations have been disproved," Sheikh Ahmad said Sunday. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended Products1-Click Video Site Builder PRO DEV – 5 Clients License MailGet Email …

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Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 29, 2017

… January amid a slew of executive orders from the newly inaugurated President. Mudua currently receives her contraception from Marie Stopes Uganda, a non-profit that provides family planning advice and sexual health services across the country. …

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American ‘convert’ who lived in ISIS territory detained by Turkey

April 27, 2017

(CNN)An American and his family who were living in territory held by ISIS in Syria have been detained in Turkey, a senior Turkish official told CNN. The official said that Kary Paul Kleman was detained after surrendering to border guards at the Oncupinar crossing in Kilis. He was accompanied by his wife, a Syrian national, and three children. “Our initial assessment is that he along with his family members was compelled to escape the conflict zone following airstrikes and military …

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How much would fictional houses cost in real life?

April 27, 2017

(CNN)From Great Gatsby’s luxury estate to Count Dracula’s Transylvanian lair and Amelie Poulain’s tiny Parisian pad, the houses in which our favorite fictional characters reside are often inspired by real-life properties. CNN tracked down some of literary and cinematographic history’s most famous post codes and calculated their value in today’s property markets. Use the slider tool to reveal their prices. The Great Gatsby (1925), F. Scott Fitzgerald …

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Shea Moisture apologizes after Twitter slammed its ad: ‘We really f-ed this one up’

April 26, 2017

… full rebrand. “We dont take any of our community for granted and are a certified minority, black-owned, family-held business that has taken pride in serving our community for 25 years when large conglomerates ignored women of color and simply marketed products to them vs. making products for them,” the company said at the time. The CEO of Shea Moisture parent Sun Dial Brands, Richelieu Dennis, doubled down on the damage control in a video interview with the editors of Hello …

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