Two Dutch Journalists Freed Unharmed by Colombian Rebels

June 26, 2017

… their captors, suffering only a few scratches from 14-hour marches to evade security forces who had mounted a massive search. He said the reporters at first thought they were being robbed because their captors demanded they turn over their cameras. Then they were shuttled from safe house to safe house before eventually taking refuge in the jungle. "It was very hard, but the people who took us captive were very warm and treated us with lots of respect, almost like friends," Bolt told …

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 24, 2017

… technology. Your resume should succinctly reflect your experience and use concrete examples wherever you can. taking the time to research the company and preparing thoughtful questions before interviews show youre serious about the position. Why Getty Images? is a simple question that carries a lot of weight think about your talents and your connection to the brand. And always remember: dont be afraid to explore your options. …

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5 things that are killing your productivity

June 22, 2017

… non-negotiablejust like a client meeting. If youre feeling pangs of guilt about taking time away from your tasks, think of it this way. Regular exercise increases your energy levels: taking time off to exercise helps you get more done. Those are the five lessons Ive learned to be as effective as possible in the limited amount of time I have. No doubt there are many other strategies. What have you found most effective to boosting your productivity? …

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Please people stop taking selfies near Grenfell Tower in London

June 21, 2017

… “disaster tourists” have lost all common sense and taste, displaced residents of the massive fire had to put up signs pleading visitors to “stop taking pictures” and “stop taking selfies.” Grenfell Tower residents beg people not to take selfies at scene offire .. Volun-tourists, fix up #GrenfellTower https://t.co/cRb1kVBh32 Shareefa Energy (@ShareefaEnergy) June 19, 2017 This is not the time or place to take selfies in front of a tower block where my …

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Will a parliamentary hearing make Singapore PM’s problems go away?

June 21, 2017

… the government on the holding of presidential elections in September. Will MPs stand up for Singapore and ask their boss difficult and probing questions? Rigorous questioning of power is not in the Singaporean psyche in parliament or out. With a lopsided chamber packed with government lawmakers and just a tiny sprinkling of opposition members, who are often shouted down by their PAP colleagues, a decisive debate is unlikely. What’s the point when the chief accusers won’t be taking …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… company said it would do so by taking each publisher’s ads into account. The social network has remained relatively opaque about the particular types of ads that would lead a site to lose priority in Facebook’s all-important News Feed. It did say that pop-ups, interstitials (those screen-hogging ads that are sprung on you between page loads), and otherwise malicious or deceptive ads would be counted against publishers, and that it would consider the ratio of ads to posts. Seemingly …

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Travis Kalanick, your Uber drivers don’t know you and they don’t really care

June 16, 2017

This unidentified Uber driver probably doesn't care about Uber's problems.Image: Shutterstock / Jne Valokuvaus “He stepped down? No way!” I was on my fourth Uber ride of the afternoon, trying to gauge the temperature of the contractors who are the life’s blood of the increasingly controversial startup. SEE ALSO: Uber’s CEO is taking a leave of absence following release of investigation findings Firas, who was taking me back to Mashable‘s mid-town …

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Marissa Mayer says her email comment isn’t trolling Yahoo!

June 15, 2017

The former Yahoo CEO says her words were taken out of context.Image: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock Less than 24 hours after her exit from Yahoo, it seemed like former CEO Marissa Mayer was taking a shot at her old company. But, she says, her words were simply taken out of context. At a conference in London, Mayer, who had worked at Google before jumping to Yahoo, reportedly said she’s excited about being able to use the Gmail app once again, according to The Verge. SEE ALSO: Marissa …

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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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Getting ready for college now means cleaning up your online footprint

June 14, 2017

Image: YONHAP/EPA/REX/Shutterstock When Kelsang Dolma began sending in her college applications, the first thing she did was lock down her Twitter account. “I was applying to about 10 schools and I knew that every bit of information could be crucial,” said Dolma, now a junior at Yale University. “My Twitter by no means was offensive, but I worried that any little joke could be a deal breaker. Most of the schools I applied to had razor thin admission rates, so I wanted to be …

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Clutter wants to store your stuff but help you not forget it exists

June 14, 2017

… storage provider had inspired Thomas and his cofounders to start Clutter. His mom’s storage provider had unexpectedly raised her monthly raises twice in one year despite her on-time payments and loyalty. Clutter sought to provide transparency and efficiency. The company tries to save money by moving storage out of cities and into cheaper areas to rent land. “Were not only taking clutter out of your home but hopefully out of Manhattan,” Thomas said. “To become an on-demand …

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The snacks boss with an appetite for success – BBC News

June 12, 2017

… “Creamy Range Kern Pops”, which is popcorn with a “creamy, zesty kick”, and chocolate pecan pie. More The Boss features, which every week profile a different business leader from around the world: taking his own path: The world’s leading maze designer Fancy a four flowers or ginger fried pork pizza? The boss who lives as a medieval knight The bad news that inspired a woman’s sparkling success Within three months of its US launch, Anthony says Graze had …

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The best marketers are mad scientists

June 9, 2017

… units of effort against them. Most marketers cannot scale to this efficiency, since they are of the I already tried that mentality. Dont fall into this trap. Keep experimenting, keep taking risks. Failure is built into the process. Learn from it, and proceed. 2. Take advantage of the tools available There are new technologies appearing almost daily that allow marketers to measure performance. Native platforms like Facebook are increasingly as good (or better) at optimization than any human or …

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

… highest integrity and ethics and he has done nothing wrong. Monsanto did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Inspectors general have wide-ranging authority to investigate matters of corruption at federal agencies, explains Michael Hubbard, a retired Special Agent in Charge for the EPAs criminal investigations division. With confirmation that the IGs office is taking up a probe, its likely that IG investigators will begin interviewing Rowlands former colleagues and bosses, pulling …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… Saturday, which left seven dead and almost 50 wounded. Pentecost concludes the Easter season. ___ 11:25 a.m. British media are reporting an armed police operation taking place in east London. Scotland Yard declined to comment about the reports of the raid, or say whether the operation was linked to Saturday's attacks in London Bridge. Footage from Sky News and social media show a police cordon around an apartment building in Barking, a suburb in east London. Authorities have said officers …

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Waymo is now working to add trucks to its self-driving fleet

June 3, 2017

Waymo's bringing it's autonomous platform to trucking.Image: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock Waymo is taking its self-driving tech to an entirely new class of vehicles. The autonomous car company, which famously spun off as an independent entity after years of development as the Google X self-driving car project, was recently spotted running tests on something other than its instantly recognizable fleet of Waymo-branded Chrysler Pacifica minivans: a truck. A photo recently obtained by …

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reMarkable E-Ink tablet has papers number

June 1, 2017

… signage space. Whats more, large-screen E-Ink-based note-taking devices (even dual-screen ones) have been tried before and generated little enthusiasm. They usually failed because the electronic ink technology, which relies on charged pigments to draw images, couldnt refresh fast enough to be useful for drawing and standard note-taking. The note taking application is pretty full featured and does allow for different paper styles, including lined paper. Image: lance ulanoff/mashable Standard …

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Luxury brands are allowing China’s millennials to buy directly through WeChat

June 1, 2017

… “We’ve seen the importance of WeChat,” Jean Cassegrain, Longchamp’s CEO, told Interface, a Chinese tech publication. The company found that WeChat pulled in a lot of sales, after earlier experiments with social media marketing in China. WeChat seemed more effective than other e-commerce platforms, Cassegrain added. “One way or another, [WeChat] will significantly contribute to our sales.” WeChat is taking over everything This validation for WeChat is a big …

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Election 2017 debate: Parties clash on Brexit – BBC News

May 31, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrexit clash in Welsh election debate Mr Millar, the Tory education spokesman and AM, said the 8 June vote was a clear choice between Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Attacking the other party leaders, he said: “We can ill afford to have them taking our seat at the negotiating table. We need a prime minister who is up to the job and ready to deliver for the people of Wales.” BBC Wales TV …

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Taking a break? The 1.7bn career gap – BBC News

May 29, 2017

… couldn’t get back into a high-level corporate role. And you could see the reality of that [on the ground] – it was very hard to get back in.” ‘Career break penalty’ She points out that the “career break penalty” means it’s not just the economy that is getting a raw deal. Image copyright Tania Ash Image caption Tania Ash found it hard to rejoin the IT industry after taking time out to spend with daughter Marie “I have a business …

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The Unfortunate Consequences Of Correcting History

May 29, 2017

… perspectives. Its a self-contradicting mission, though. Just take a look at Europe, where several nations have stringent laws barring the display of any Nazi iconography (indeed, people have been jailed in Germany for taking photos of their dogs giving heil Hitler salutes.) The idea, I suppose, is to make the notion of anything Hitler and his goose-steppin subordinates believed in quite literally unthinkable under the threat of legal punishment. So if you wave a swastika on your porch or go on …

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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… the new team is taking a page out of former President Bill Clintons playbook. When Clinton faced impeachment in the late 1990s, he assembled a crisis-management operation that dealt with fallout from his affair with Monica Lewinsky while allowing the rest of the White House to deal with day-to-day policy matters. Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax Media and a Trump friend, said he expects the president will travel more when he returns from overseas and encouraged the White House to …

May 27, 2017
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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

… with HIV finding that the local NGO delivering their medicine must shutter for lack of funds. Health care providers forced to lie to their patients, and women doing what desperate women have always done — taking matters in to their own hands, and sometimes not living to tell about it. This is pro-life? More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsTwitworkz Agency Monthly (with Content Module) Twitworkz Following Builder is an amazing tool for auto-building your Twitter following. …

May 20, 2017
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Lyft taps Delta as a new rewards program for riders

Image: ap/rex/shutterstock Lyft is teaming up with Delta Air Lines to offer you more reason to hail a ride. SEE ALSO: Check the numbers, it’s true: People really like Lyft over Uber, even before #DeleteUber Starting Wednesday, Lyft users can earn SkyMiles (Delta’s airline miles program) for every ride they take. For a limited time, users can earn extra miles when they travel to and from an airport no matter which airline they’re taking. Lyft users will earn one mile per …

May 18, 2017
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WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack: Your questions answered – BBC News

… pressure to get rid of the ransomware quickly. The government has said the ransomware outbreak at the NHS was not a targeted attack on the UK’s health service. It may be that the attackers created their virus without knowing exactly how far it would spread. Do you have to open an email attachment to be infected? No. This strain of ransomware was spread from device to device by taking advantage of an old security hole in some versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system. The …

May 16, 2017
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Another Trump crisis craters GOP agenda

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 …

May 16, 2017
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