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

April 27, 2017

… energy resources to power their operations. Google, for example, plans to power 100 percent of its data centers and offices with renewable energy starting this year. President Donald Trump shakes hands with employees from Rosebud Mining Company. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock “U.S. business interests are best served by a stable and practical framework facilitating an effective and balanced global response,” the letter states. Trump has launched an all-out assault on former president …

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Go with your gut: Harnessing the power of intution

April 26, 2017

… certain outcome can cause your rational mind to go in the wrong direction. At times like these, it is intuition that holds the power to save you, writes Kasanoff. That bad feeling gnawing away at you is your intuition telling you that no matter how badly you might wish to talk yourself into this direction, it is the wrong way to go. Smart people listen to those feelings, concludes Kasanoff. And the smartest people among us – the ones who make great intellectual leaps forward – cannot …

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These Texas students are on a mission to raise money for their classmates with cancer

April 26, 2017

For a group of eighth grade girls from Deer Park, Texas, organizing a benefit concert has shown them the incredible power of community. The Music 4 A Mission benefit concert was born out of a class the girls are taking at Deer Park Junior High School called Caring Communities. The goal is to raise $20,000, through a combination of ticket sales, donations, and a silent auction. The proceeds will be donated to four students in the Deer Park community who are all battling a different form of …

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Starbucks’ ‘Unicorn Frappuccino’ is the latest food or drink designed just for social media

April 25, 2017

… infamous “Double Down” of 2009 a sandwich consisting of two fried chicken patties separated by layers of bacon and cheese. A disgusted New York Times writer called the unholy combination a “new low” in stunt food marketing, a pronouncement that now seems trite after years of greasy bacon- and snack chip-piled monstrosities. KFC’s infamous Double Down. Image: KFC The viral power of such items has since led some dining chains to attack junk food with the eye of …

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Eight ways machine learning is already in your life – BBC News

April 25, 2017

… reduce energy usage by making better use of resources and improve care for the elderly by finding more time for meaningful human contact. In the area of transport, machine learning will power autonomous vehicles. Many industries could turn to algorithms to increase productivity. Financial services could become increasingly automated and law firms may use machine learning to carry out basic research. Routine tasks will be done faster, challenging business models that rely on charging hourly …

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

April 21, 2017

Image: X Prutting/BFA/REX/Shutterstock Were halfway through the week, and its time for a boost of inspiration to keep us going. Our #WednesdayWisdom blog series taps into the minds of industry leaders and disruptive visionaries who are working to build the future of entrepreneurship. We sat down with Susan Lyne to discuss the evolution of the tech industry, a woman’s buying power, and the challenges women face when pitching male investors. Susan is the President of BBG Ventures, an early …

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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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Salt Bae sprinkling his vote is the only good thing to come out of Turkey referendum

April 17, 2017

… bet. The 18 additional constitutional amendments will eliminate the position of prime minister, give Erdogan more power over the judiciary, and allow him to run for at least two more five-year terms. He’s been criticized around the world for increasingly cracking down on journalists and political opponents in recent years. (Yes, there are serious questions about the legitimacy of the election results. The opposition party is calling for a recount for around a third of the votes.) So, as …

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Dems Challenge Kushner’s Security Clearance Over Hidden Russian Meetings

April 14, 2017

… significant issue for the Trump transition, notes the letter, pointing to Michael Flynns ouster as Trumps national security adviser after lying about foreign contacts during the transition. We are concerned that Jared Kushner may have engaged in similar deception, the letter adds. There was no immediate response to the letter from the FBI. The Senate Intelligence Committee plans to quiz Kushner as part of its ongoing probeinto the Trump teams Russian ties. Related Coverage More power For …

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

April 12, 2017

… recently subjected Tillerson, as well as Trump, to some of the same scorn that faced previous administrations. Alexander Shcherbak/TASS via Getty Images Along with the hostile atmosphere for negotiations, Tillersons goal of persuading Russia to give up support for Assad or pressure him into negotiations is inherently difficult. The Kremlin has significant strategic interests in Syria, including its sole naval base on the Mediterranean at the port of Tartus and a means of limiting U.S. power. …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… of gratitude as well to the emergency services and their rapid response to the attack on Friday. So, people are laying flowers on police cars for example with cards saying, “We’re proud of what you did.” Max Foster, CNN, Stockholm, Sweden. (END VIDEOTAPE) AZUZ: The U.S. government now says it’s a priority to remove Syria’s leader from power. That’s a significant change for the Trump administration. It previously did not prioritize the ouster of Syrian …

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Steve McQueen’s Le Mans Porsche Electrified for $1.1 Million

April 9, 2017

… automobile scene last year with a reworked Porsche Panamera that outperformed Tesla’s flagship Model S on some measures. The Austrian company says its patented laser-welding and thermal-cooling techniques give them an edge over Tesla because the method preserves the full power of the lithium-ion cells. ‘Very Limited’ It’s not the first time that Kreisel has tapped a Hollywood icon to market its creations. In January, former California governor and Austrian-born actor …

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5 children hurt when bounce houses go airborne in South Carolina

April 9, 2017

(CNN)Five children were injured when a strong wind picked up two bounce houses at a church carnival in South Carolina on Saturday, sending one of the inflatables into a tree and the other into a power line, authorities said. The children were taken to a hospital but their condition was not known Saturday night. Sgt. Jimmy Bolt with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened about 2 p.m. at Springwell Church in Taylors, in the northwest part of the state. …

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

April 9, 2017

… percent of millennials prefer improved quality of work life over financial benefits. So, what does work? In short: people want to be treated like people especially at work. Thankfully, leading like a human comes down to three habits you can start practicing today. Commitment and the power of well done! When Stanford business professors James Baron and Michael Hannan concluded their expansive eight-year study of over 200 tech startups, one finding emerged. Their goal was to determine the most …

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

April 8, 2017

And few of them seemed especially concerned about what a president already criticized for chaos and impulsiveness might use that power to do next. I think the president had the authority to do what he he did, McConnell said, without elaboration. And Im glad he did it. Ill tell you there is a desire to see what authority that the administration is claiming to operate under so far whether its based on his powers as commander-in-chief under Article II to deal with the national security …

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

April 7, 2017

… social causes with empty corporate posturing. Don’t expect that to end with The Pepsi-Jenner Disaster. “It’s a huge cultural shift,” said Max Lenderman, founder and CEO of the ad agency School, which specializes in social good-themed marketing. “There is this inherent power to it.” It hasn’t always been like this. The idea of working social causes into advertising is still relatively new, Lenderman said, only starting to catch on within the last decade. …

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Photos of the Rhine River from a ‘fish-eye’ view

April 5, 2017

(CNN)You might say photographers Aude Boissaye and Sebastien Rand enjoy a river connection. As children growing up in eastern France near the Rhine, they learned to respect the river’s power and beauty. Decades later, they met for the first time near the River Seine — not far from where Claude Monet painted his iconic “Water Lilies.” The two hit it off, and it wasn’t long before they turned their mutual passion for photography into a partnership. …

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Kofi Annan Fast Facts

April 4, 2017

… an organization which looks for resolutions to global issues. January 13, 2008 – Accepts invitation from Ghana’s president, John Kufuor, to mediate an election dispute in Kenya. March 1, 2008 – Is able to get Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga to agree on a power-sharing government. August 11, 2008 – Becomes chancellor of the University of Ghana. November 22, 2008 – Annan, along with former US President Jimmy Carter and Nelson …

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The ‘Something To Wrestle’ podcast sparks nostalgia for old-school WWE hilarity

April 3, 2017

… company in Alabama. But somehow, the two have sliced open a vein in wrestling fans conscience, and though the podcast is only eight months old, close to a million people are downloading Something To Wrestle every week. There are no stars. There are no guests. There are no short shows. Why, then, does this podcast work so well, even when it probably shouldnt? People arent as interested in star power as they are in content, Thompson, who owns 1st Family Mortgage Company, told the Daily Dot. Maybe …

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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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Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill – BBC News

March 30, 2017

Key to this pledge is the Great Repeal Bill, which ministers say is essential to avoid a “black hole” in the law when the UK leaves the EU. The UK Parliament can then “amend, repeal and improve” the laws as necessary, the government says. However, it could prove controversial with plans to give ministers the power to make changes to some laws without full Parliamentary scrutiny. The government says this will only be for “mechanical changes” to ensure laws …

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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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How taking the wrong funding will kill your business

March 29, 2017

… great power much more easily and shorten the time it took to start enjoying the benefits of the software. Once we really got the automation process in place, it changed interest and we knew we had something special. What can an entrepreneur do to ensure they have something investors may want to fund? Have a big problem to solve that involves a large segment of the market. Be prepared to go the distance with passion and tenacity to get through the barriers, especially one of the big barriers …

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‘Tinder for elites’ is coming to London because dating isn’t already hard enough

March 28, 2017

Image: the league Just when you thought dating couldn’t get any harder, a super-exclusive dating app for the crme de la crme of “ambitious intellectuals” is about to land in London. SEE ALSO: Can this dating app end ghosting for good? The League which has been dubbed “Tinder for the elites” claims to cater to “the intelligent, educated and ambitious” who are looking for a “‘power couple’ dynamic in their partnerships.” …

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It’s not your imagination, Krispy Kreme was everywhere in ‘Power Rangers’

March 27, 2017

Image: krispy kreme There’s a sixth ranger in the new power Rangers film you may have never expected to see. No, we’re not talking about the Green Ranger or the White Ranger. This one actually has a mix of Green, White and even some Red. SEE ALSO: The Internet is so not feeling the new ‘power Rangers’ suits Meet Krispy Kreme, the unexpected hero of the action movie. power Rangers was bad but it featured Elizabeth Banks eating at Krispy Kreme while Beyonc played in …

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