Canadian officer is first woman to lead Changing of the Guard

June 27, 2017

(CNN)A Canadian soldier, Megan Couto, has become the first woman to lead the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. “I know certainly for myself, it’s a great pleasure to be considered an equal of my peers, and any one of my peers would be absolutely delighted to be the captain of the guard here,” Couto said. “So I feel equally honored to be given the opportunity regardless of my gender.” The ceremony takes place at 11:00 a.m. sharp on any …

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Gardener Sends Photos Of Himself At Work To His Friend, He Uploads Them Online And They Go Viral

June 27, 2017

One Imgur user posted the following photos with the caption: “My friend who is a gardener sends me photos of himself at work”, and it went viral! Now everyone is writing to the guy, asking him to introduce them to his hilarious gardener friend. While some people call this man a major creep, one thing is for sure – he definitely knows how to enjoy himself at work, and that’s more than we can say for Mr. Spicer. …

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Nestle Targeted by Activist Third Point With $3.5 Billion Stake

June 26, 2017

Daniel Loeb Kraft Heinz Co.’s unsuccessful bid for Unilever earlier this year showed that even the largest players could become targets. Chocolate makers especially are grappling with weak U.S. consumption as Americans increasingly turn their backs on sugar. Nestle said this month it may sell its U.S. sweets unit, which includes brands such as Butterfinger and BabyRuth. Consumer companies have been popular targets for activist shareholders because of their bloated expenses and …

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The Worlds Workers Have Bigger Problems Than a Robot Apocalypse

June 26, 2017

The world’s workers seem to be in a bad spot: A recent study found that each new industrial robot displaces six employees. Automation is on the rise in fields from radiology to volleyball coaching. Workers in poorer manufacturing-reliant nations are especially vulnerable, it’s said, because their jobs could soon be done by robots. Yuval Noah Harari, author of the new book , speculates in a recent Bloomberg View column about the rise of a huge, embittered “useless …

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This is why airlines mess up hyphenated names

June 26, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / one photo If your name is too long, too short, hyphenated, or contains an apostrophe you probably have trouble while flying. Apostrophes, hyphens, and other special characters in names have been an issue for flyers for many years. A blog post from 2007 describes a flyer having trouble with booking a ticket because of a hyphenated last name. A decade later, another flyer, John Scott-Railton wrote a blog post about the same issue. Both airlines and technology have evolved …

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Two Dutch Journalists Freed Unharmed by Colombian Rebels

June 26, 2017

The Hague, Netherlands (AP) — Two Dutch journalists have been freed unharmed after being held captive for almost a week by leftist rebels in Colombia. Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender were released before dawn Saturday near where they were apprehended by guerrillas belonging to the National Liberation Army. Bolt said the two are doing well and anxious to be back with their families in Europe. In an interview with Colombia's Caracol radio, Bolt said the two men were treated well by …

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Black queer love shines on Instagram through joint couple accounts

June 25, 2017

Dom and Nic have their life as a couple out there for the Instagram world to see.Image: Justine Milton For soon-to-marry couple Dominic Spence and Nick Gilyard, Instagram has become a place where together they show others what a young, black, queer relationship looks like. SEE ALSO: 9 LGBT families that will diversify your Instagram feed Their joint page, @dom_and_nick, recently had a moment when the Instagram account The Way We Met profiled the 27- and 25-year-olds, who live in Brooklyn. …

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This guy created a live feed of Trump’s tweets on his living room wall

June 25, 2017

It updates every five minutes.Image: Peder dinkelspiel/visionect Think you’ve had enough of @realDonaldTrump? Try stepping into your living room and having a live feed of the president’s hotly debated tweets on your wall. No need to turn on the news, no need to open your Twitter app or any other form of social media. All you have to do is look at your wall. SEE ALSO: Trump Twitter bot reminds us that all his tweets are coming from the White House Sound appealing? Well, maybe not. …

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Foo Fighters finally headline Glastonbury – BBC News

June 25, 2017

In 2015, he said, he has watched Florence + The Machine stand in for the Foo Fighters “on my laptop as I was sitting in a wheelchair with a broken leg and it looked beautiful. “And all of a sudden, she played a Foo Fighters song – way better than we’ve ever played a Foo Fighters song, let me tell you. “So I thought I’d come out here and start the show tonight singing that song back to Florence.” Image copyright Ian Gavan Image caption Grohl …

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Huzzah, you’ll soon be able to pay with your iPhone at Smashburger

June 24, 2017

Image: smashburger Apple is slowly but surely growing the list of places where you can pay hands-free with your iPhone and Apple Pay. The latest addition: Smashburger, which announced that it will begin accepting Apple Pay later this year. SEE ALSO: This could be our first look at the iPhone 8’s glorious edge-to-edge screen Once it’s live in store, you’ll be able to tap-to-pay just as you would at any other business or retailer that takes Apple. Additionally, Apple Pay will …

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Google vows to stop its creepy practice of reading your emails to target ads

June 24, 2017

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google will no longer scan your emails to steer the ads it shows youa longstanding controversial practice that you may not have even been aware the company was doing. The surprise announcement seems to be an effort to appease paying users of Google’s office email software. The search giant has never shown those customers ads or skimmed their emails as it does with its free Gmail service, but some were confused about that point, according to Google …

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Virgin Media wants you to change your router password

June 24, 2017

Thousands of Virgin Media customers are affected.Image: REX/Shutterstock Virgin Media wants you to change your router password. The company recently published guidance on how to do that for older router models after Which? magazine a publication “known for testing household products” found that Virgin Media routers weren’t so hard to hack. SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers Which? found that Virgin Media’s Super Hub 2 “can be …

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REPORT: Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Share Cyber Secrets With Russia

June 24, 2017

Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found. But those inspections also provide the Russians an opportunity to find vulnerabilities in the products source code – instructions that control the basic operations of computer equipment – current and former U.S. …

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 24, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / lOvE lOvE “How to get a job at:” is a series of interviews with hiring managers at companies in order to provide specific and useful insight into… well, how to get a job. Read the first installment here. Imagine standing on the red carpet of the Met Gala, photographing Rihannas ensemble and immortalizing this moment for years to come. Thats just another day in the life for photographers at Getty Images. For the Getty Images team, photography is the …

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Glastonbury: All you need to know about headliners Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran – BBC News

June 23, 2017

That show, played just two weeks after the release of OK Computer, was named the best gig of all time by Q Magazine but Thom Yorke recently revealed he nearly walked off stage in frustration after the band’s monitors blew up, leaving them unable to hear each other. “I just went over to Ed [O’Brien, guitarist] and said, ‘I’m off mate, see you later,’” he told BBC 6 Music. “He turned around and went, ‘If you do, you’ll probably live …

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Grenfell Tower fire families to be rehoused in luxury complex

June 23, 2017

London (CNN)Families made homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire are to be rehoused in new, affordable apartments right next door to luxury private homes in one of the most exclusive — and expensive — parts of London. The government has been heavily criticized for its response to the fire — and has pledged to house the Grenfell Tower fire survivors speedily. A 24-year-old student, who would only give his first name as Saif, told CNN that he has been living in a one …

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Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey should be the next to go

June 23, 2017

Image: ERIC RISBERG/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK When serious questions first began to emerge about Uber’s culture, Liane Hornsey didn’t see a problem. The chief of human resources for the company, the person who is supposed to be the top representative for Uber employees, just wasn’t worried, and she didn’t see what former Uber engineer Susan Fowler described in her viral blog post back in February. “(Fowlers) blog shocked me, Hornsey told USA Today in May. But, what did …

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5 things that are killing your productivity

June 22, 2017

Image: Sanja Kaz/shutterstock Do you have days when you feel like youve been working non-stop, but cant recall what you actually accomplished? In todays work culture, we usually blame email, social media, and meetings for our depleted effectiveness. And to be sure, youre not going to get a lot done if you are obsessively checking your email or Facebook feed in the midst of every task. However, I have tried numerous techniques in a never-ending quest to work faster, smarter, better. And, Ive …

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Wall Street Journal Fires Reporter Jay Solomon For Alleged Spy Plane Deal

June 22, 2017

The Wall Street Journal has fired longtime foreign affairs correspondent Jay Solomon for what it said was a violation of his ethical obligations as a reporter. AP said it could not confirm whether Solomon received money from Farhad Azima, the businessman, or accepted a stake in his company, Denx LLC. Denx ceased operations last year, according to AP. Solomon denied any business venture with Azima. I clearly made mistakes in my reporting and entered into a world I didnt understand, he told …

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

June 22, 2017

(CNN)When one man was killed and 10 people were injured in north London after a van plowed into Muslim worshipers early Monday morning, the majority of the world mourned. Stories of heroes surfaced. And calls for solidarity rang from communities of all stripes. Meanwhile pro-ISIS social media accounts pointed to the attack as a reason why Muslims need to rise up and attack. Warrior heroes and villains The trend is not new, but rather heightened due to the current geopolitical …

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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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5 Trump theme songs as sung by his lawyer’s ’70s rock cover band

June 22, 2017

"Hello, United Nations, I am here to rock and roll all night and party every day"Image: Shutterstock/REX/Shutterstock When you work for the Trump administration, prepare to be haunted by your past. There was Sean Spicer’s Easter Bunny tenure, Kellyanne Conway’s all-too-brief stand-up career, and now there’s attorney Jay Sekulow’s ’70s rock cover band. SEE ALSO: GOP staffer compares Trumpcare to Star Wars and we can’t even Sekulow became the latest …

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

June 21, 2017

Just some teens out for a ride.Image: Daniel Grill/Getty Images/Tetra images RF Hey there, loyal Uber driver! Feel like picking up some passengers today? Great! How about some rascally teenagers? No? Oh, well, hmm, what if we paid you $2 more? SEE ALSO: Uber will totally narc on teens Buried in the June 20 announcement that Uber will finally allow tipping was a little nugget sure to grab the attention of harried drivers everywhere: Uber will now pass on part of the surcharge for teen rides …

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DoD still using 8-inch floppies and other infrastructure horror stories from Jared Kushner

June 21, 2017

Jared Kushner (left) and Apple CEO Tim CookImage: SHAWN THEW/EPA/REX/Shutterstock I dont care what Jared Kushners voice sounds like. Its what he said that blew me away. The globetrotting head of the White House Office of American Innovation broke his cipher-like silence on Monday to offer a stunning outline of the federal government’s recidivistic tech tendencies. Chief among them is that the U.S. Department of Defense still uses 8-inch floppy disks, a stored media technology retired by …

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Time Warner will create 10 original shows for Snapchat

June 20, 2017

Image: hbo Snapchat has many more shows, created by some of the top TV channels, coming over the next two years. SEE ALSO: TV networks: Television is still the best, but here’s our exclusive Snapchat Shows Time Warner which owns HBO, Turner’s cable channels, and Warner Bros. signed a two-year deal, worth $100 million, with the disappearing messaging app, the companies announced Monday. The media conglomerate will create around 10 original shows for Snapchat, including scripted …

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

June 20, 2017

Prof Kate Spencer from Queen Mary University of London led the investigation and has now raised serious concerns about the impact not only on the environment – but on public health. Image caption Barry Falgate, site manager at Dunbar landfill In 1990, the Environmental Protection Act set out a regime for regulating and licensing the disposal of controlled waste. One site in Dunbar, on the east coast of Scotland, handles 5,000 tonnes of waste every week from Edinburgh, which is …

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