Cumulative extremism: Why terror is like a ‘perverted comic book’

June 22, 2017

… of violence that triggers more violent acts, a 2015 report from Teesside University’s Centre for Fascist, Anti-fascist and Post-fascist Studies notes. And with four terror attacks hitting the UK in recent weeks, the risk of cumulative extremism is high. “There’s no big overall, strategic network except for the fact that I think energy and motivation by seeing one attack spurring another,” former Metropolitan Police Commander Mak Chishty told CNN. “What’s …

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New US sanctions on Russia inflame old tensions

June 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)Russia’s frustration with the Trump administration boiled over Wednesday, with Moscow abruptly canceling talks designed to improve ties with the US and threatening retaliation for sanctions the White House renewed Tuesday. Analysts say that Russia’s leaders also want to convey in no uncertain terms that, after waiting for Trump to establish warmer ties, they’re now ready to get more adversarial if need be. …

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Uber thinks a small fee is enough to convince drivers to chauffeur around teenagers

June 21, 2017

… Craig Gibson, told GeekWire at the time. I have one, so nothing like that, but there is an increased liability when youre driving somebodys child around and the potential that could go bad there. If a child says youve done something inappropriate, the repercussions are almost immediately more serious and the shockwave quicker, so there is an increased risk there and Ubers done absolutely nothing to lessen that. While Gibson’s concerns regarding chauffeuring around unaccompanied minors are …

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Is it safe to live on a former landfill site? – BBC News

June 20, 2017

… the planning board of Amber Valley Borough Council and it goes before the planning inspectorate next month. Whether it goes ahead or not, little will be done to further risk assess the surrounding area unless something new emerges, because government guidelines don’t demand it. The deputy leader of the council, Trevor Ainsworth, supports the development plans. “There are things in the ground that, on the face of it, would be dangerous to human health. However I know it can be …

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A Facebook bug showed moderators to the terror groups they monitored

June 18, 2017

Facebook's moderators were exposed to suspected terrorist networks.Image: Camus/AP/REX/Shutterstock A glitch in Facebook’s content moderation tools exposed its moderators’ personal profiles to members suspected of having ties to radicalism and terror, potentially putting the moderators at risk and causing one to upend his life in fear of retaliation. The security flaw was discovered in Nov. 2016, according to a report by The Guardian, after Facebook moderators started getting …

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The best and worst countries to be a kid

June 16, 2017

(CNN)Children growing up in Niger are at the highest risk of having their childhood cut short, according to a report by Save the Children. Norway and Slovenia share the top position as the best places to grow up. (The top 10 best and worst places are listed below) See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. “Given what we know about the risks to children who are not even living in a household, I think that this is very true that these …

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 15, 2017

(CNN)risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. The study’s findings are not entirely new, but “expand on previous knowledge,” Persson said in an email. Past studies have shown an increased risk of congenital malformations among obese mothers. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The …

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Run, Hide, Tell? London Attack Response Likely Saved Lives

June 5, 2017

… victim's first instinct might be to freeze on the spot. "The best thing you can do is to get as far away from the source of the danger as possible," said Denis Fischbacher-Smith, a risk analyst and professor at the University of Glasgow. "But it's never going to be a universal solution. It's never going to work all the time." Saturday's attack unfolded over a few minutes: First, a rented van veered off the road and drove into pedestrians on busy London …

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7 traits of successful leaders who break barriers to create opportunity

June 2, 2017

… Not everybody has the ability to personalize an issue of a known publication. It completely differentiated him. 6. They take risks. Some of the biggest opportunities often come as a result of the biggest risks. For example, a friend of mine flew across the country to GE’s office and waited six hours outside the office just to potentially get his foot in the door for a meeting. That kind of risk took guts, especially because the outcome wasn’tguaranteed to be successful. But he ended …

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Waymo Hunt for Smoking Gun Turns to Uber Acquisition Report

… "I’ve never seen it, your Honor," Verhoeven said. Alsup has tasked Corley with deciding whether the due diligence report must be turned over to Waymo. A lawyer who represented Levandowski in the Otto deal with Uber explained the rationale for the report in a court filing. "The litigation risk was particularly high due to the intensely competitive nature of the self-driving vehicle industry and the potentially billion-dollar commercial market involved," the attorney …

May 27, 2017
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Superbug C. auris identified in 122 people across 7 states, CDC says

(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 …

May 19, 2017
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Trump Reportedly Revealed Classified Info During Meeting With Russian Officials

… Leahy acknowledged that the president has the authority to declassify information as he sees fit but that doing so and sharing it with the Russians would put America at risk. for allowing a photographer for the Russian state news agency TASS to cover the meeting, which American media had been barred from attending. The White House said it had been misled, but the Russian photographers access to the Oval Office sparked questions about a possible security breach. Deadly serious Q: Was it a …

May 16, 2017
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Pay will continue to be squeezed, employers’ survey suggests – BBC News

… manufacturing and production proving particularly buoyant,” said Gerwyn Davies of the CIPD. “The bad news is that there is a real risk that a significant proportion of workers will see a fall in their living standards as the year progresses, due to a slowdown in basic pay and expectations of inflation increases over the next few months. “This could create higher levels of economic insecurity and could have serious implications for consumer spending, which has helped to support …

May 15, 2017
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