Brexit university brain drain warning – BBC News

April 25, 2017

… Brexit risks damaging our International competitiveness and the long-term success of our universities. “The government must act urgently to address the uncertainty over EU staff and avert the risk of a damaging brain drain of talent from our shores.” ‘Light-touch controls’ The MPs highlighted the economic value of the UK’s higher education sector – quoting an estimate that it was worth 73bn per year and supported 750,000 jobs. There are 127,000 students from …

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Amazon announces big Australia expansion plans

April 22, 2017

Jeff Bezo's Amazon is coming, take cover Australia!Image: DAVID RYDER/GETTY IMAGES The moment Australian retailers have dreaded is here. Amazon is expanding Down Under, opening warehouses thatll enable cheap, fast local shipping, and letting small businesses sell goods through the sitea development an Amazon employee reportedly said would “destroy the retail environment in Australia.” Shopping on Amazon.com is already available to Australians, but with International shipping …

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United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 18, 2017

… refusing to give up his $1,000 seat to “somebody more important.” A man on a flight from Houston to Calgary was stung by a scorpion after it fell on his head. Competing airlines trolled United, and Saturday Night Live made fun of it, too. Rev. Jesse Jackson leads a small protest outside the United Airlines terminal at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Image: scott olson/Getty Images Dao was forcibly removed to make room for United crew members. This weekend, the …

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Leather & lather: The Cut-throat Racer – BBC News

April 17, 2017

It is four years since she set up shop in the quiet, picturesque Gwynedd village of Llanbedr – a place whose claims to fame are a campsite on the coast boasting it is the biggest in Europe, and an ex-Raf airfield that wants to become an International space port. But this spring, it is Sophie making the headlines in the village, in north Wales – and beyond. She has just been named the best cut-throat shaver in Wales – the first woman to take the title. It also means …

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Struggling Tech Giant LeEco Loses Global Corporate Finance Head

April 16, 2017

LeEco Inc.’s global head of corporate finance is leaving, according to a person familiar with the matter, the latest sign of retrenchment by the Chinese technology giant. Winston Cheng, who joined LeEco in 2015, will be president of International at Chinese e-commerce company JD.com Inc., leading new business initiatives including investments and mergers and acquisitions, the person said. LeEco declined to comment. JD.com didn’t respond to a request for comment on Friday. …

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This Uber-like taxi service is saving pregnant women’s lives in Tanzania

April 16, 2017

… just unbelievable. It just shouldn’t happen.” So, as a corporate foundation, they wanted to move away from simply writing checks and use the company’s expertise in mobile technology to prevent the problem, rather than cure it. With the support of partners such as USAID, Pathfinder International, and the Touch Foundation, Vodafone launched its $5 million “Mobilising Maternal Health Program.” One of its main features is a customized mobile app to educate 250 community …

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How many bombs has Britain dropped in 2017? – BBC News

April 15, 2017

Where the number wasn’t known, the BBC presumed one bomb was dropped. The most commonly used weapon is the Paveway IV precision guided bomb. At least 129 have been used against IS targets by the RAF this year. Through Operation Shader, the RAF is supporting Iraqi ground forces as part of a US-led International coalition. @media only screen and (min-width: 1px) { .ns_datapic_stat–bombs-2017 .ns_outer_wrapper { background-image: none; } .ns_datapic_stat–bombs-2017 .ns_outer_wrapper …

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47,155 arrests: Turkey’s post-coup crackdown by the numbers

April 15, 2017

… despite a lack of evidence that any were involved. That number quickly rose. CIVIL SERVANTS Tens of thousands of civil servants were fired or suspended from their positions immediately after the coup attempt. Some of those were also arrested. THE MEDIA The widespread crackdown has also extended to the country’s media organizations. Erodgan described the actions last summer as steps required to neutralize the “threat,” but International industry bodies, including …

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What makes this Easter egg so hard to export? – BBC News

April 12, 2017

Despite the strong demand from abroad, the firm is yet to send its chocolate eggs overseas. “The economics just haven’t added up so far,” says Mrs Pattinson, who co-founded the firm in 2000 with her husband Simon. Image copyright Ramsden International Image caption An “element of snob value” is helping British chocolate egg exports in some markets, says Sean Ramsden It is a trend that hasn’t escaped the notice of Sean Ramsden, chief executive of …

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

April 12, 2017

… has suspended a key agreement with Washington to coordinate air operations over Syria, deployed a warship to the Syrian coast and said the United States violated International law. Russia announced Monday that Putin would not meet with Tillerson during the trip. Russian mediainitially assumed that Tillerson would be a pro-Russia voice in Washington, observers say, but pundits have turned away from their praise in the months since Trumps inauguration. Russias state-run news outlets have …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… broke International law and that they would, quote, “response strongly” to any aggression Syria. The U.S. missiles were fired from U.S. warships in the Eastern Mediterranean. And in response and in apparent show of force, Russia has moved a warship to a port in western Syria. The Middle Eastern nation has continued operations at the damage airbase. In the U.S. capitol, Neil Gorsuch is set to sworn in today as the 113th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed him on …

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So, Bad News: Now Militants Are Using Drones as Projectiles

April 10, 2017

… International Studies The Defense Department wouldn’t comment on the specifics of the drone attacks against the Gulf coalition in Yemen, or whether it’s reviewing the security of its own Patriot batteries in response. In a statement to WIRED, Pentagon spokesman Christopher Sherwood did say that the department is “aggressively pursuing” counter drone technologies and that it has “deployed multiple systems from portable to larger more capable systems to protect both …

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Congress Loves The Syria Strike. But Senators Can’t Say Why Trump Thinks It’s Legal.

April 8, 2017

… interest, or to defend the interest of the United States, or whether theres more, Cornyn told reporters after a briefing from Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Ill let the International lawyers look at the details of how they view it, said Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska). It can be argued on both sides, Tester told reporters. I think we need an [Authorization for the Use of Military Force] that actually addresses this issue. We dont have one right now. Tom Williams …

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Kofi Annan Fast Facts

April 4, 2017

… Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, attempt to visit Zimbabwe to gauge the humanitarian situation there. They are denied entry. The three are members of The Elders, a humanitarian group of a dozen leaders and activists of worldwide stature formed by Nelson Mandela to foster peace in world conflicts. December 7, 2008 – Annan, Carter, and Machel release a report stating that Zimbabwe needs new leadership and call for more International aid for Zimbabwe’s sick and hungry. Their report …

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

April 1, 2017

… own weight — with a shove from the West — and, by the early 1990s, the Russian state was depleted. The global superpower had begun to look (and act) like a gangster state. One with an uncomfortably large nuclear weapons cache. Enter Vladimir Putin. On December 31, 1999, the former KGB officer assumed power after the president, Boris Yeltsin, resigned. Putin has since claimed 21st century Russia as his own. His desire to restore Moscow to the head of the International order has never …

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Why brands still think now is a good time to market the hell out of women’s empowerment

March 29, 2017

… voters, you could envision a future in which brands thought it wiser to be more subtle or even go retro, placing more emphasis on Father Knows Best. But that wasn’t the end of the story. The day after Trump’s inauguration, millions of defiant women flooded the streets, offering a staggering glimpse of their political and economic power. The Super Bowl came next with politically confrontational ads, including one about equal pay from carmaker Audi. On International Women’s Day, …

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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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‘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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It only took us five minutes to find a big brand advertising on hate group YouTube vids

March 24, 2017

… Question. International Jewry vs Individual Jews: The Difference,” in which a Swedish guy with a mullet who calls himself “The Golden One” delivers a monologue full of antisemitism, at one point even defending Adolf Hitler. An ad for Dreamworks’ ‘Baby Boss’ ahead of an antisemitic video. Image: screenshot ‘The Golden One’ uses a grossly antisemitic caricature to distinguish the ‘International Jewry’ from other Jewish people. …

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Call for ‘decently paid’ maternity leave – BBC News

March 24, 2017

… on research by the Leave Network, an International group that analyses and researches leave policies. What are your rights? Most employed mothers are entitled to 52 weeks’ maternity leave Statutory maternity pay for eligible women is usually paid at 90% of their weekly wage for the first six weeks, with the remaining 33 weeks at 139.58 a week or 90% of their weekly wage, whichever is lower Women who earn less than 112 a week are not eligible for statutory maternity pay, instead most can …

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Ex-spies weigh in on Russian hacking allegations

March 24, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s campaign and its alleged ties to Russia has been a big part of the political conversation this week. Russia’s interest in the United States is not new. During the Cold War, Russian agents were planted on US soil to spy on the country, and many of them were caught by the FBI. CNN spoke to KGB and FBI agents about the Russia hacking allegations and how espionage has changed over the years. Jack Barsky …

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Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Welcome to the future. This is the best of Shanghai, home to more than 20 million residents, 6,000 high-rises (and growing) and a constant chorus of jackhammers. It’s a city striving to set all the benchmarks for the modern world. …

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This emerging country ranks very, very low on the global happiness index

March 22, 2017

… of the world. (The World Happiness Report bases its data on six parameters: GDP per capita, life expectancy, social support, trust, freedom to make life decisions, and generosity.) But why is India so unhappy? WHR had outlined last year that India’s GDP numbers and other positives are offset by drops in social support, thus causing it to rank very low in the list. Here are some possible reasons for India’s growing unhappiness. One in five International cases of honor killing every …

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12 Surprising And Sneaky Facts About Prohibition

March 21, 2017

… to making ice cream. 7. Dive Bars Were Called “Blind Pigs” Wikimedia Commons / Bain News Service Folks who were lucky enough to live on a coast could hop on a boat that would circle out in International waters and enjoydowning as much alcohol as their sea-legs would let them. 10. Bootlegging Court Cases Could Get Complicated YouTube / Ken Burns Quite afew of the more famous of New York City’s sneaky drinking spots have their doors open todaylike …

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