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

April 27, 2017

The Arc de Triomphe is Illuminated to celebrate the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement.Image: Yoan Valat/Epa/REX/Shutterstock One day in advance of a pivotal White House meeting to decide the fate of U.S. involvement in the Paris Climate Agreement, the Trump administration is hearing from a diverse number voices urging it to keep the country in the treaty. The agreement, which went into force in November 2016, commits all countries of the world to reduce emissions of planet-warming …

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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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How will the White House remember the Holocaust?

April 24, 2017

… victims from unspeakable violence. Since January 20, I have often pondered: What does our current administration see as the lessons for Americans to learn from the Holocaust? Especially on the occasion of Yom Hashoah, I cannot stop thinking that a deeper knowledge of the the world’s role in the Holocaust is needed in America. Join us on Twitter and Facebook As the White House considers how to recognize the Holocaust, it should teach Americans that the Holocaust resulted from …

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Inside the car design lab crafting pianos, bicycles and helicopters

April 20, 2017

(CNN)We’re all used to the familiar front grilles and badges of car brands like Audi, Porsche and BMW. But have you ever considered a Peugeot piano? Or an Aston Martin yacht? Perhaps a Bentley handbag? These days, ever-increasing numbers of car manufacturers are offering their design expertise as a resource to outside clients — either extending their own brand to something without four wheels and an engine, or consulting on projects that will ultimately exist in their own …

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Trump’s congratulatory call to Erdogan is revealing

April 19, 2017

(CNN)It’s a haunting image. A basement space with blacked-out windows, crowded with camera equipment and journalists who were assigned to cover the Leader during the state visit of a foreign dignitary but were not allowed to look outside. Was this Vladimir Putin’s Russia, or perhaps the Turkey of Recep Tayyip Erdogan? No, it was the Trump National Jupiter Golf Club in Florida, three weeks after Donald Trump’s inauguration, as depicted by White House pool reporters Jennifer …

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. …

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Gen. Allen: Trump should call Turkey’s President back — and say this

April 19, 2017

(CNN)As the White House defends President Donald Trump’s phone call to congratulate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his referendum victory that grants him largely unchecked powers, retired Marine Gen. John Allen is urging Trump to place a follow-up call to the controversial leader — and Allen is giving Trump advice on what he should say. “But,” he cautioned, “my hope would be that there is a second phone call, one that doesn’t require a lot of …

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Trying to avoid care home fees? Think twice, consumers told – BBC News

April 15, 2017

If you are worth more than that, you have to pay the full cost of your care – during your lifetime and, if necessary, from your estate after you have died. It may not leave much for your family to inherit. Which is why marketing leaflets from a will-writing firm called Universal Wealth Preservation are eye-catching. Image caption Susan Steer says she was told she wouldn’t need to sell her House Universal’s scheme works by transferring the ownership of assets like a …

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Adventurer ignores ex-boyfriend’s warning and takes awesome solo global motorcycle journey

April 15, 2017

… #usa #smile #lifeisgood #tripofalifetime #nikkimisurelli #alaskamotogirl #awesome #coolchick #bikergirl A post shared by Nikki Misurelli (@alaskamotogirl) on May 23, 2016 at 2:31pm PDT A lot of people just assume Im rich, she said. But its not true. I have no House and barely any possessions. I pulled all my retirement money and sold almost all of my belongings. Its amazing how little we actually need in life. She works part-time between trips, carries the bare minimum, and sleeps wherever …

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Dems Challenge Kushner’s Security Clearance Over Hidden Russian Meetings

April 14, 2017

… Ivanka And Jared Is A Dangerous Thing Jared Kushner Helped Push Steve Bannon Out Of The NSC The Mystery of Jared Kushner Jared Kushner Went To Iraq And Couldn't Have Looked More Out Of Place Jared Kushner Hired 'The Purge' Publicist, An Expert In Marketing Dystopia Trump's Son-In-Law Jared Kushner To Face Questions On Russia Ties White House Announces Jared Kushner Is Now Responsible For Everything More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSpeedleads …

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Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

He may be right about the first three, but he is taking the planet on a hair-raising ride into a perilous unknown as he tests the fourth. Im flexible, and Im proud of that, the president said the other day. Its partly about turning around his dismal domestic polls. Trump is not just wagging the dog; he is wagging a whole pack of them. Have you heard much about Obamacare or the wall lately? Trumps new embrace of world affairs also has to do with putting White House chief adviser Steve …

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Trump should be fighting ISIS, not Syria

April 13, 2017

(CNN)What’s the White House’s next move when it comes to Syria? Let’s hope nothing. President Donald Trump’s salvo of cruise missiles against a military airfield in Syria last week brought bipartisan acclaim, and that’s a major cause for concern. In a partisan age, the American media likes to report on any seemingly bipartisan agreement, and has an interest in subtly cheering any US military campaign, despite its size or scope, because it almost always leads to …

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

April 12, 2017

Tillersons trip marks the Trump administrations most direct diplomatic effort in Russia, and it puts the secretary of state in a difficult position of attempting to ease the strain between the White House and the Kremlin while also pressuring Putin to pull back on his support for Assad. Russiaappears to be lividover the U.S. strike and is sticking to its initial claim that it was rebel fighters and not Assad that possessed the chemical weapons. In the days since the U.S. strike, the Kremlin …

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Treating people like, well, people is key to leadership here’s how

April 9, 2017

… people: encouraged, free, and agile. Thats how you lead. Aaron Orendorff is the founder of iconiContent and a regular contributor at Entrepreneur, Lifehacker, Fast Company, Business Insider and more. Connect with him about content marketing (and bunnies) on Facebook or Twitter. WATCH: Giant robot arm mounted on a truck can build a brick House in 48 hours More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVAM – Ecom Ignite Mastermind Create and Convert Niche Passionate Audiences On …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… explicit religious commitments to holy Shiite sites. Their brutality is arguably religiously motivated in a way similar to that of ISIS. That Gabbard and her allies believe being secular is enough to grant Assad legitimacy is even more important. The unspoken argument here is that alleged war crimes, mass torture and decades of repressive one-family rule are acceptable, so long as they dont have a pesky Muslim tinge. The message is precisely what controversial Trump White House advisers like …

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

April 7, 2017

… Johnson, CEO and founder of ad agency Anomaly, which works with big brands like Budweiser and Diet Coke, says the ad was just a simple case of terrible judgment. “This isn’t about in-House or external agencies’ creation. It’s about poor judgement rather than good judgement,” Johnson said in an email. “That can happen anywhere. But frankly, it’s a bit shocking since the error is so obvious.” WATCH: This inventor built a real-life ‘Iron …

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Trump calls Putin following St. Petersburg attack

April 4, 2017

Washington (CNN)US President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone Monday, according to a statement from the White House. The statement said Trump made the call to express his condolences and offer support to the Russian people in the wake of an attack in St. Petersburg that left at least 10 people dead, according to three state-run Russian news agencies. St. Petersburg metro explosion: At least 10 dead in Russia blast …

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Bob Dylan receives Nobel Prize in literature in Sweden

April 2, 2017

(CNN)Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan finally received his Nobel Prize in literature Saturday at a private ceremony in Stockholm, according to a statement posted online by the head of the Swedish Academy. The presentation came five months after the academy announced Dylan was the winner and more than three months after the formal award ceremony, which Dylan didn’t attend because of “pre-existing commitments.” Singer Patti Smith stood in for him. But Dylan was in Stockholm this …

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Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

April 1, 2017

… Cowcaddens Cross which went a decade earlier. Image caption Holmwood House was built for wealthy merchant James Couper Image caption Craigrownie Castle in Cove, overlooking Loch Long, was an early Thomson work before he adopted the Greek style Holmwood House is a breakthrough building, a brilliant fusion of different styles. Thomson broke down the old rigid restraints of Greek Revival architecture and introduced a romantic freedom and honesty. Tenements and terraces It was not …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

… adviser Michael Flynn, who also served as a top campaign aide, was offering his testimony to Congress in exchange for legal immunity signaled a potential turning point. Watch: Flynn likened immunity to guilt in 2016 If you’re arriving on the scene late, the Flynn news can be summed up this way: One of Trump’s highest-ranked and most-trusted campaign hands, who then scored one of the most powerful positions in the White House, is now saying he wants to answer …

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Hotels, restaurants and tourism may face staff shortages – BBC News

March 31, 2017

… which has been sent to Number 10 – says that 75% of waiting staff in the UK, 37% of House-keeping staff and a quarter of all chefs are from the EU. Last month the sandwich and coffee chain Pret a Manger revealed that only one in fifty of its applicants was British and 65% of its workforce were EU nationals. Image copyright Getty Images “They just don’t have the information,” one executive in the hospitality sector told me. Number 10 and the Treasury are well aware …

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China versus the US: Australia’s increasingly hard choice

March 29, 2017

(CNN)At the start of his five-day visit to Australia, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told parliamentarians in Canberra that “peace was the most precious thing.” That might be Chinese diplomatic boilerplate, but Li was speaking at Parliament House, where security had been tightened following the appalling atrocity in London, so it would have felt very real to those in the room. Of course, Premier Li insisted in his Canberra speech that China “will never seek dominance.” …

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GOP, to govern you need to make friends with Democrats

March 29, 2017

(CNN)This was far more than a routine legislative flub. It is a warning to congressional Republicans and the Trump White House. The embarrassing collapse of the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act makes clear the limits of the GOP’s unwise, unworkable insistence on shutting Democrats out of lawmaking. The refusal to move any piece of legislation forward without Democratic votes will bedevil Ryan and Trump as they attempt to rewrite the tax codes, immigration …

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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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Foursquare, a SXSW darling, brought the most fun to SXSW 2017

March 27, 2017

… SoulCycle. In 2016, I legit “Turned Up On A Tuesday” with ILoveMakonnen. This year, Spotify didn’t have their official House. But, Foursquare, the app that gained fame in SXSW 2009, was there to provide me with a break from all the action and it was there that I was reminded the beauty of conferences like SXSW. LOLO also performed during the first ride and then joined on her own bike. Image: Sydney Torabi from Spinsyddy “I came to South By for the first time last …

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Here Are The Many Ways Trump Scares The Crap Out Of Democrats

March 25, 2017

… reassure them. Asked before and after his speech what things about Trump scared them, Democrats had a hard time choosing among the grim possibilities. There are a great many, said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. Most Democrats brought up the presidents Russia tiesand the continuing revelations associated with the ongoing probe of Russian leaderVladimir Putinsoperatives to sway the U.S. election on behalf of Trump. That particular fear was …

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