Jailed marine Alexander Blackman freed from prison – BBC News

April 29, 2017

… service should remain. The killing on 15 September 2011 took place during the final month of 42 Commando’s six-month tour of duty to Helmand province – a deployment which saw the unit lose seven men. Footage from an unofficial helmet-mounted camera of another marine was found during an unrelated investigation and showed Blackman shooting the Afghan prisoner in the chest at close range with a 9mm pistol. The shooting took place after a British patrol base came under fire. One of …

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IBM wants future delivery drones to pass off your packages in mid-air

April 28, 2017

… would attach for the mid-air transfer. Image: IBM/USPTO The customer could even become more active in the supply chain with this type of tech in place. IBM Research envisions a scenario in which a customer might even send out their own personal drone to receive packages in mid-flight in order to get the payload in their hands (or at least on their drone) ASAP. If one part of the system fails for instance, if a drone is knocked out of the sky and doesn’t make it to the relay point an IBM …

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TV show launches toy box to distract kids during sex scenes

April 22, 2017

'Versailles' is coming back for a sex-fuelled second season.Image: canal+ If you’ve ever watched an episode of period drama Versailles, you’ll know that they’re not adverse to showing a bit of nudity. SEE ALSO: Ben Affleck and Sienna Miller discuss the reality of shooting sex scenes Or even quite a lot of nudity. Image: mirror Versailles takes place in the 17th century, during the reign of France’s Louis XIV. As you’ve probably guessed, there’s …

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

April 21, 2017

… them. When I went to ABC the conventional wisdom was that women would watch shows made for men, but men wouldnt watch shows for women – so everyone was chasing the next Law and Order, the next CSI. I walked into a meeting one day and heard the woman running our comedy department bemoaning the fact that Sex and the City was going off the air. She said, all my shows are gone, meaning shows like Ally McBeal, Melrose place, SITC, that women gathered to watch together and talked about the next …

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Police prepared to shoot terrorist attack drivers – BBC News

April 20, 2017

… “But if the vehicle is being used as a weapon in the first place, there aren’t many tactics available in relation to stopping it, particularly a very large lorry. “Driving a vehicle in front of it for example is not going to stop it. So you need to shoot the driver,” he said. Related Topics Policing More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsMonkey Playr – Mail Gate Add-on MAILGATE – Monkey Playr Add-On Collect leads and build your list faster with video …

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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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Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… diplomatic tension between the two countries. So, when in 1947 the British needed a safe place to dispose of thousands of tonnes of unexploded ammunition, Heligoland must have seemed an obvious choice. The code-name for the plan combined the British flair for understatement with the military taste for the literal-minded; it was to be called Operation Big Bang. Image copyright PAthe Image caption The Heligoland Big Bang was the largest non-nuclear detonation to date Heligoland had been a …

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Arkansas Court Blocks Executions Of 2 Prisoners As State Pushes Ahead With ‘Conveyor Belt’ Lethal Injections

April 18, 2017

… file objections to the execution protocol, and only acted at the last minute. Judge Jane Kelly, in a dissent, argued the the case was about more than which drugs are used to put inmates to death, and questioned whether Arkansas was in line with the Eight Amendments evolving standards of decency. Despite the federal appeals ruling, a state court ruling remains in place that blocks the state Department of Corrections from using pancuronium bromide a second drug in the lethal three-drug mixture. …

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

April 15, 2017

… April last year, it’s now postponed to April 2020. Financial catastrophe Economist Andrew Dilnot, the chair of the commission that first proposed the care fee cap in 2011, says a cap would remove the fear generated by a means test he describes as the “most pernicious” in Britain. He says a 72,000 cap would also reduce the incentive for people to try to avoid paying them altogether. “If we could get the cap in place, the worst case is that you’d be liable up to the …

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Dems Challenge Kushner’s Security Clearance Over Hidden Russian Meetings

April 14, 2017

Mr. Kushner must divulge the details of his meetings with foreign officials and explain why he did not reveal them when he was clearly required by to do so by law, the lawmakers said in a statement. The fact that Kushner is President Trumps son-in-law does not place him above the law. Anyone else would face severe discipline for failing to disclose meetings with foreign officials, a material omission which potentially amounts to a criminal offense. The letter cites a New York Times article …

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Uber communications boss becomes the latest to exit the company

April 14, 2017

… amazing player-coach who has built a first-class organization. SEE ALSO: Uber’s self-driving cars have trouble going a mile without human intervention, leaks show Whetstone echoed Kalanick’s upbeat tone in her statement sent by Uber: I am incredibly proud of the team that weve builtand that just as when I left Google, a strong and brilliant woman will be taking my place. I joined Uber because I love the productand that love is as strong today as it was when I booked my very first …

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Why are U.S. tech companies listing in Australia?

April 13, 2017

Image: Paul Miller/EPA/REX/Shutterstock American technology companies are traveling to the other side of the world to raise a buck. The underwater drone company Aquabotix is one U.S. startup eyeing the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) as a venue to publicly list, rather than looking for venture capital at home. If successful, it will join 12 U.S. tech listings to take place in Australia since 2013. There’s fellow drone tech company Droneshield, which listed in 2016, as well as the …

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This startup wants to run the internet of things via nano satellite

April 12, 2017

… round Tuesday, to help build its satellite constellation. SEE ALSO: These American tech companies are heading south to list. But why? CEO and cofounder Flavia Tata Nardini said the team realised early on that the estimated 75 billion devices due to come online by 2025 couldn’t do so without the right tools in place. “Our idea was to try and enable this revolution, because it’s really happening, it’s going to change the industry, but it’s not as simple as everyone …

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Airtel, BSNL working with Nokia to bring 5G in India

April 11, 2017

Image: Getty Images Indian telecom operators are finally feeling the need for speed. SEE ALSO: India’s prime minister wants everyone to tell their friends about this app For years, carriers in India have been criticised for being too slow at upgrading their networks, but thats changing quickly. As Indian carriers push to bring 4G to the local market, two carriers are already working on getting 5G in place. Airtel, Indias largest telecom operator by subscribers count (for now) and …

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10 online classes in 10 different fields to help you figure out your career path

April 11, 2017

… starter course is the perfect place to begin. Learn how to maintain a loyal partnership with any customer, overcome common obstacles, and set goals for yourself and your partners. Cost: $50Length: 1 hour/34 lectures 9. Project Management: Fundamentals of Project Management, ALISON Image: THE MUSE If youre interested in project management (not to be mistaken with product management, this class will go over the tools and software youll need to do the job. It also gives a history of the …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Northern Africa and Northern Europe. In the nation of Egypt Sunday, bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed at least 43 people. The first blast took place during a service at St. George’s Church in the city of Tanta. Egypt’s state TV said a bomb was placed under a seat in the main prayer hall. And afterward, outside Mr. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the city of Alexandria, a suicide bomber set off explosives after police reportedly stopped the attack from …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… 100 years ago this month. Johnson’s story captures what’s distinctive about the film. He was a black soldier who faced something even more lethal than German bayonets when he returned home. He discovered an America that was also at war with itself. Some of the most ferocious battles during World War I took place not in Europe but on the streets of America — and some are still being fought today. What should the President do when a foreign dictator is accused of murdering women …

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Swedish Police Confident They’ve Caught Terrorist Behind Rampage

April 9, 2017

… seven decades, with border-controls imposed and parts of the capital were still under lock-down on Saturday. People flocked to the place of the carnage, turning construction fences at the scene into a wall of flowers. Crown Princess Victoria and Prime Minister Stefan Lofven were among the visitors. The man, who was caught on security cameras fleeing the scene, was arrested late Friday in a shop in Marsta, a suburb north of Stockholm. Police said he drew attention to himself after behaving in a …

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

April 9, 2017

… members look for is autonomy and trust. If you want to run an immature team, explains brand strategist Leonard Kim, keep a tight structure. But if you want to attract the best of the best to follow you, then loosen your grip. In other words, leading more demands leading less or at least leading less hands on. Micro-management breeds resentment, which why the most practical place to start is with less meetings. Estimates on how much time meetings wastes range from 25 to 50 percent of our total …

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Just when you thought the net neutrality fight was over …

April 8, 2017

… providers and make rules that ensured they would abide by net neutrality principles. In place of the rules, Pai reportedly wants internet providers to sign pledges that would let the FCC wash its hands of regulating them. The companies would pledge to: not block access to websites or internet-based services, not purposefully slow down particular internet traffic, and not offer to create fast lanes for companies willing to pay (i.e. Netflix paying Comcast so that your stream is faster). …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

… invigorated by Augusta and shares the record of 23 consecutive cuts made at the Masters with three-time champion Gary Player. He has also had five top-20 finishes since turning 50. “I love the place, I’ve said that for 33 straight years,” Couples told Sky Sports. “In conditions like this I almost feel better. In the bad weather it’s a battle and by playing here so many times I feel I can save shots.” Phil the thrill Jordan Spieth, who has finished second, …

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Twitter is, once again, revamping its developer relations

April 7, 2017

… United, the airline now famous for not allowing 10-year-old girls to wear leggings, said Twitter’s new tool for customer engagement is helpful for them. Twitter is a place where our customers engage with us 24/7 about a variety of aspects of travel. The new features that Twitter released have enabled us to create real-time engagements with customers to offer an array of services, from discovering where to go on their next trip, to answering common travel questions faster and easier,” …

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

April 7, 2017

… aligned with the company’s own goals, and able to produce some demonstrable effect. “You have to persuade millions of people that you come from a place of good rather than a place of capitalism, so to speak,” Lenderman said. For Pepsi, the idea that a multinational corporation’s mission to spread an unhealthy soft drink corresponds with any conception of “woke”-ness is a tough sell. Not to mention Pepsi’s advertising has never had much of a reputation …

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Some people are upset about Cadbury’s Egg event because of the word ‘Easter’

April 5, 2017

Image: Cadbury  As Easter approaches, children in the UK are looking forward to the annual Cadbury Egg Hunt, which will take place at around 300 National Trust properties. The year the festivities have been hit by a religious controversy led by the Church of England and the Archbishop of York. The chocolate giant has been accused of “airbrushing faith” from the annual event after dropping the word Easter. According to the Telegraph, the hunt was previously called an …

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Wood, fire and metal: How fine whiskey gets its flavor

April 4, 2017

(CNN)“The story of the barrel is one of the overlooked crafts of whiskey-making,” says Jeff Arnett, master distiller of American whiskey brand Jack Daniel’s. Indeed, the type of barrel the spirit is stored in has an enormous influence on its taste, making the art of cooperage — the crafting of the barrels — an essential part of the whiskey-making process. It’s a process that still relies on a huge amount of human skill despite advances in technology …

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