P.C. Trump Abandons Radical Islamic Terror

May 24, 2017

… by White House strategist Stephen Miller, the architect of the administrations proposed ban on immigration from six Muslim-majority nations. But its language was softer than language on Islam used by aides such as National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton or White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka, who see the war on terrorism as an ideological struggle against fundamentalist Islam. The speechs departure from Trump campaign rhetoric could also irk segments of Trumps base …

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General election 2017: Greens ‘to hold Tories to account’ – BBC News

May 22, 2017

Co-leaders Ms Lucas and Jonathan Bartley are set to focus on young people, claiming that a generation has been let down by a government “hell-bent on an extreme Brexit” and an economy that “fails the majority”. Guide to the Green Party Election 2017 poll tracker The party will pledge to immediately guarantee the rights of EU citizens, protect freedom of movement and give the British public, rather than just Parliament, the final say on any EU deal. Mr Bartley, …

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Locked out of China, South Korea’s K-pop stars are heading to the US

May 22, 2017

(CNN)China’s loss is America’s gain. “China is South Korea’s biggest trading partner and many Chinese are big fans of Korean pop culture,” said Ellen Kong, CEO of Elf Asia, a Hong Kong promotion company specializing in K-pop. “But the impact of THAAD has been substantial,” she added, referencing China’s staunch opposition to the US backed missile shield now housed in South Korea. “It’s meant China is no longer a viable market for …

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Superbug C. auris identified in 122 people across 7 states, CDC says

May 19, 2017

(CNN)The number of cases of an emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungus in the United States has grown from seven to 122 over the past nine months, according to a field report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fungus, Candida auris, can cause severe illness with high mortality, especially among high-risk patients, including those in intensive care units, those with a central venous catheter and those who …

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Another Trump crisis craters GOP agenda

May 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s governing agenda, which only 10 days ago showed signs of gaining steam, appears to have derailed after he allegedly shared classified information and dismissed FBI director James Comey, both of which threaten to alienate Republicans while bogging down the White House once again. Hours after The Washington Post reported Trump shared information about terror plots with Russian officials in the Oval Office, alarmed lawmakers on Capitol Hill were …

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

May 6, 2017

… draw denies Tories control Metro mayor results Image copyright Getty Images The SNP has replaced Labour as the biggest party in Glasgow, but fell short of a majority. And despite also replacing Labour as the largest party in Aberdeen, and finishing as comfortably the biggest party across the country, the SNP lost overall control of Dundee and Angus councils – the only two areas where it had won majorities in 2012. It was a strong night for the Conservatives, who increased their …

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The State Department wants visa applicants to hand over their social media handles

May 5, 2017

… email addresses they’ve used over the past five years, and they’d need to provide the U.S. government with information about their lives that covers the previous 15 years. President Donald Trump has talked up “extreme vetting” of immigrants and visitors to the U.S., and has previously targeted several Muslim-majority nations with travel bans and restrictions. The Trump administration no longer allows passengers to use their own laptops on flights headed for the U.S. that …

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5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 22, 2017

… been highly esteemed for his 17 seasons as photographer and judge on the hit TV show Americas Next Top Model, has spent majority of his career working on marketing campaigns and advertisements for a plethora major fashion, makeup, and beauty labels. So who better than Baker to help break down the ins and outs of inclusive marketing? Nigel stopped by #BizChats, Mashable’s business show, to share with us the five simple ways any business or brand can appeal to a more diverse audience in an …

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Bike-sharing companies keep finding that people are terrible, in every city they enter

April 21, 2017

An oBike in a neighbourhood bicycle parking spot, SingaporeImage: Ng Yi Shu/Mashable It’s been just three months after the first bike-sharing company arrived in Singapore, but reports of abuse and vandalism of shared bikes in the city keep popping up on social media. The majority of these shared bikes are stationless, which means they don’t need to be docked at a designated spot. They lock themselves after your ride is over, and you’re meant to just leave the bike standing by …

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‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 21, 2017

… to back entrepreneurs who know that end user, especially since the majority of venture investors arent hunting there. Pattern recognition leads VCs to get more excited by someone who looks like Mark Zuckerberg. Thats an advantage for those of us who are focused on women. From your experience, what does having at least one female founder do for a company? At consumer-facing companies, it ensures that there is someone in a decision-making position who really gets how and why women will use the …

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General election: MPs ready to approve snap poll on 8 June – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… would not be calling an early election, but Mr Corbyn said it was a chance to get a government that puts “the majority first”. Opponents also accused Mrs May of ducking out of TV debates during the campaign, after a Downing Street source said she would not be taking part. Analysis After Mr Corbyn had addressed Labour MPs on Tuesday evening, a source close to the leader said the party was in for “the fight of our lives” but there was a “very positive …

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Do snap elections actually deliver bigger majorities? – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… calling an election in May – a contest which saw him increase his party’s majority from 17 to a very respectable 60. At just under 50%, the Tories’ share of the vote was the highest ever achieved in the post-war period. It wasn’t enough, however, to see Eden through the Suez crisis, which led to his resignation and replacement in January 1957 by the wily Harold Macmillan. “Supermac”, true to form, bided his time before seeking his own personal mandate and was …

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Hundreds sue NHS over ‘barbaric’ vaginal mesh implants – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… told by their surgeons about the potential risks associated with the implants. US payouts The MHRA says for the majority of women, the use of vaginal mesh implants is safe and effective. The meshes are still prescribed on the NHS across the UK, although a recent review in Scotland said they should not be routinely used for pelvic organ prolapse. Experts believe if the women are successful in their legal case, the NHS payout for compensation could be tens of millions of pounds. In the US, …

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Turkey’s shell-shocked opposition struggles to find a way forward

April 18, 2017

… post-referendum haze — looking for answers to a referendum tainted by complaints during the campaign, the voting and preliminary results. Erdogan declared victory on Sunday night after state-run media Anadolu reported 51.4% voted for his “Yes” campaign. The razor-thin majority of votes had opponents crying fraud and saying the “Yes” side would not have had so many votes and even could have lost, if the Turkish Supreme Board of Elections had followed its …

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How the store of the future will work

April 16, 2017

… couldn’t eventually trickle down to more affordable brands. This futuristic vision isn’t that far away. Some of the technologies will be coming to British fashion chain Browns in August this year. While this is unaffordable for the vast majority of us, Farfetch is hoping for good publicity via word of mouth. After all, as Williams points out, a couple of years ago it would have seemed mad to get into a stranger’s car and rate them using an app. With Farfetch’s API, …

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

April 8, 2017

… Sebastian Gorka believe: People in the Muslim-majority world do not become radical militants keen to target the West because of repression or deprivation. The problem lies in how Muslim they are or how secular. Activist Iyad el-Baghdadi Gabbards position a clear case of Islamophobia. Spencer and Duke are more explicit in acknowledging what this argument means. After Trumps airstrike, Spencer a picture of Assad, with his wife beside him in a sleeveless dress. A few weeks earlier, Duke …

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Kids can now apply for a McDonald’s job on Snapchat

April 7, 2017

… wherever they are. The job application lens is just the latest way the brand is using Snapchat. It’s created a burger and fries lens in the past a majority of the platform’s four million or so Australian users engaged with it, according to Wheeler as well as stories. “Obviously, it’s a great way to work with a younger audience,” he said. “It’s a good opportunity to talk on their terms, if you like.” Image: McDonald’s For now, …

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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

Image: ambar del moral / mashable  Just six months ago, millions of Americans thought they were on the brink of electing the country’s first female president. Marketing so-called empowerment to women had already become fashionable; a historic victory by Hillary Clinton would’ve made the strategy a no-brainer. Then President Donald Trump happened. SEE ALSO: 7 influential feminists share the most powerful thing about being a woman With his surprising majority of white female …

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This site lets you donate your online shopping history to raise money for charity

March 25, 2017

… encrypted shopping history and sells it to brands and retailers looking for trends and valuable marketing information about its consumers, like gender and age. As a public benefit corporation (essentially a hybrid between a for-profit company and a nonprofit), Data Does Good earns money to make the business sustainable, but it donates the majority of its proceeds to any charity of your choice. The tool aims to use technology and data to change the way people donate, and also increase financial …

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Call for ‘decently paid’ maternity leave – BBC News

March 24, 2017

… claim maternity allowance. While some companies have more generous schemes, Ros Bragg, from the campaign group Maternity Action, said the “vast majority” of women in the UK received statutory maternity pay. Employers then claim this back from the government. “The UK stands out as having a relatively long period of maternity leave but a relatively low amount of pay… it drops off very quickly,” she said. “And the beginning of the maternity leave is exactly …

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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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The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal

March 20, 2017

… included all of the familys other doctors, including several specialists at nearby Duke University Medical Center. More importantly, Claire says, it covered their panoply of medical bills except for small out-of-pocket expenses here and there. The coverage has been really helpful, Claire says expressing a sentiment a lot more common than critics of the Affordable Care Act tend to concede. The majority of people buying private policies through the law are satisfied with them, surveys by the …

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Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… Sturgeon doesn’t take this for granted, but it should be in the bag – the Greens will back her, so if everyone turns up there is a 69 to 59 majority for independence. In any case, the Presiding Officer has already confirmed that votes on motions like the one to be debated over two days are not binding. The chief point scored will be political. After all, Holyrood has already voted against triggering Article 50, and that seems to be going ahead regardless. And in some ways the SNP …

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Huawei plays it safe with its new flagship, the P10

March 13, 2017

… of course, take matters into your own hand by swiping upwards in the camera software to reveal Huawei’s extremely powerful Pro mode, but most users will stick to auto mode for the majority of their shots. There’s one mode in which both the Mate 9 and the P10 take similarly great shots: the 20-megapixel monochrome. These will often match the results you’ll get with an actual camera, and again, it’s a pity that the color sensor only goes to 12 megapixels. The Huawei P10 …

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Samsung Pay is coming to entry-level smartphones

March 11, 2017

… other rival Apple remains tight lipped on the matter of expanding mobile payment systems, Samsung’s move could give it an instant boost in the nation, several analysts who spoke to Mashable last month said. Furthermore, Samsung Pay supports MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission), a technology that allows it to send a magnetic signal from a compatible device to the payment terminal’s card reader. This allows the smartphone to mimic a physical card, enabling the vast majority of existing …

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3 myths that shape the transgender bathroom debate

March 8, 2017

… identity, in their words Transgender people don’t deserve protections The claim: Being transgender is not a valid condition. Transgender people are mentally ill and should not be afforded the same legal protections or healthcare guarantees as gay and lesbian Americans. The facts: The clear majority of mainstream medical, psychiatric and psychological communities agree that being transgender is not a concocted fantasy or mental illness. It’s simply a valid state in which …

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