Please people stop taking selfies near Grenfell Tower in London

June 21, 2017

A woman takes a selfie as pedestrians stop to watch flames being put out at Grenfell Tower in London.Image: Amara Eno/REX/Shutterstock It probably should go without saying, but just like for everything in life there’s an appropriate time and place to take a selfie, and the charred remains of Grenfell Tower in London where at least 79 people died is not one of them. SEE ALSO: Wonderful human being Adele shares ‘tea and a cuddle’ with London tower firefighters In case …

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Injuries Reported After Vehicle Hits Pedestrians In London

June 19, 2017

Londons Metropolitan Police reported a number of casualties early Monday whena vehicle collided with pedestrians shortly after midnight local time, in what police have called a major incident. Witnesses told HuffPost UK that about 10 people were injured by the vehicle, although authorities have not yet confirmed the number of casualties. Authorities have not yet confirmed whether Mondays incident was an accident or an attack. Cynthia Vanzella, a woman who lives near the scene, told CNN …

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Carla Bruni on Music, Melanias Nudes, and Those Pesky Donald Trump Rumors

June 19, 2017

After negotiating a sea of handlers and hangers-on, all of whom, with their au courant skinny jeans and shades, resemble extras in a Godard filmor these days, the bowels of BrooklynI arrive at the hotel suites back patio. And there, slouched over a white settee, she is: Carla Bruni. During her tenure as first lady of France, the former supermodel was a paragon of style and sophistication. She was the Gallic Jackie O; a woman none other than Karl Lagerfeld called a beautiful creature who can wear …

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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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Boobs and Brass: The female band raising cash for breast cancer – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… started, the name Boobs and Brass “shook a few people” – and some people still find it distasteful, Mrs Betts says. She tells any critics about the work they do and assures them they are “not just a load of silly girls dressing up and flashing our boobs”. But they have provided a refreshing change in the brass band world, which has traditionally been overwhelmingly male. Mrs Betts was the first woman to be allowed to play in her local brass band in 1969. “It …

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Frank Lloyd Wright: What his 5 best buildings tell us about his life and work

June 8, 2017

… Wright, “a system of gardens and sunken gardens and terraced gardens, of balconies that are gardens and loggias that are also gardens and roofs that are gardens.” Kameki and Nobuko Tsuchiura, two young Japanese architects who had worked on the project, joined Wright’s team in Wisconsin. Nobuko was the first Japanese woman architect. Although alluring in many ways, the Imperial floated on a mud plain. In May 1945 it had been partly destroyed by USAAF incendiary bombs, and it …

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After sexual harassment investigation, Uber fires more than 20 employees

June 7, 2017

… professor at Harvard Business School, to consult on its management issues. On Monday, Uber announced Frei would join the company full-time as its first SVP of leadership and strategy. This post was updated to clarify that not all of Tuesday’s terminations were due to sexual harassment cases. WATCH: Making your own ‘Wonder woman’ costume is easier than you thought More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsUltimate Banner Single create banners for ANY product they …

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New NSA hacking report is basically a ‘House of Cards’ episode

June 6, 2017

… closing down some polling places. While the operative in the show is from the U.S., he runs to Russia for protection there. Twitter users were quick to point out the comparison too. JUST IN: FBI has arrested and charged the woman they say leaked a Top Secret document to The Intercept, federal official tells NBC News. NBC News (@NBCNews) June 5, 2017 Early reports suggested that it was a tiny detailthe creases in the printed copies of the documentsthat led investigators to discover the …

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

June 5, 2017

… group's ideology. It's the third attack this year that Islamic State has claimed in Britain, after the bombing in Manchester and a similar attack in the heart of London in March. The three attackers in Saturday's attack have not been identified. ___ 10:30 p.m. A Canadian woman who was among the seven people killed in the London van and knife attacks has been identified by her family as Christine Archibald. The Archibald family said in a statement released by the Canadian …

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Wonder Woman Debut Delivers Box-Office Punch for Warner

June 5, 2017

“Wonder woman” opened as the top film in North American theaters, easily outdrawing a new picture from DreamWorks Animation and handing 21st Century Fox Inc. and DreamWorks Animation owner “Wonder woman” features Israeli actress Gal Gadot in the title role. She was introduced to movie fans in last year’s “Batman v Superman” film. In the new picture, Gadot plays Diana, princess of the Amazons, in a story that retraces her origins to the time …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… Foster (left) and Jonathan Bartley both enjoy music, while Caroline Lucas (right) loves animals Caroline Lucas says she joined the Green Party in 1986 after being “utterly inspired” by Jonathon Porritt’s book Seeing Green. She’s also mentioned reading The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life, by William Nicholson, which she described as “an incredibly compassionate novel”. Leanne Wood’s politics are said to have been inspired by the novel woman on the …

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Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… Victoria Davey, over the 1% cap on annual public sector pay rises, asking how was it “fair” that her 2009 pay slip “reflected exactly” what she earned today. Mrs May said she recognised the job nurses did, but the Conservative Party “had had to take hard choices across the public sector”. Another woman with mental health issues was close to tears as she spoke about being asked about suicide attempts during a work capability assessment. Mrs May said she would …

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Flight delay? Get reimbursed with this clever app

June 1, 2017

woman at the airport. waiting hall. flight delay; Shutterstock ID 373732249Image: Shutterstock / Evgeny Bakharev When it launched in 2013, here.) The average claim is resolved in twoto threemonths, saidZillmer. And just asin its early days, the company will settle up with its customers by taking25 percent of any secured compensation. When claims require full-blown legal action, the cut jumps to 50 percentbut consumers are not required to pay out of pocket to be represented in court. No matter …

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How Wonder Woman finally made it to the big screen

May 30, 2017

Wonder woman's fought her way through (development) hell and back.Image: Clay Enos / Warner Bros. Next week, Wonder woman hits theaters with her-ever first live-action solo adventure. And it only took her 76 years to get there. Although she’s only a few years younger than her Justice League teammates Superman and Batman, Wonder woman has had far worse luck making the leap to movies. But it’s not for lack of trying. SEE ALSO: Final ‘Wonder woman’ trailer: More …

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Don’t look back in anger: Music helps Manchester remember, and forget – BBC News

… he said to them: “I just want to say how incredibly proud I was to be Mancunian this week. “Hearts were broken on Monday. And what I’ve seen of this city and you lot will stay with me for the rest of my life.” He recalled a woman who sang Oasis’s Don’t Look Back In Anger after the one-minute’s silence in St Ann’s Square on Thursday, with the rest of those present gradually joining in. Inspired by that woman, Fray played the song that has now become …

May 28, 2017
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5 ways Wonder Woman has taken over the web

Image: Warner Bros. PICTURES Wonder woman has long been a pillar of feminine strength. She stands alongside Rosie the Riveter as an icon of female empowerment, and of women getting things done. But she’s more than that. In comics, she often shows kindness and compassion, even to those who oppose her. She fights for what is right, even when the odds are stacked against her. With the release of the Wonder woman film on June 2, Diana Prince will also be the first female superhero to star …

May 26, 2017
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Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

The name doesn’t seem to mean much to them. It would have been a different story 36 years ago, when the Thatcher government closed Consett’s steel works, with the loss of 3,700 jobs. The devastation inflicted on this remote town high on the edge of the Pennines, where unemployment soared to 36%, made the national news and became a symbol of the harsh medicine the Thatcher government thought it had to administer to Britain’s heavy industries. It sowed the seeds for the …

May 21, 2017
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Chelsea Manning shares the picture of herself she wants the world to see

Chelsea Manning’s first photograph of herself as a free transgender woman is accompanied by six simple words. SEE ALSO: Chelsea Manning Instagrammed her ‘first steps of freedom’ “Okay, so here I am everyone!!” She posted the picture on Instagram after her release from military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where she served seven years of her 35-year sentence for distributing troves of U.S. military documents to Wikileaks. In her stunning, poignant profile …

May 21, 2017
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Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

… that are enjoying a resurgence in the form of Donald Trump’s strongman act. Toxic masculinity is a popular phrase in academic and activist circles, but it’s not that hard to spot in pop culture if you know the signs. Consider Trump its prideful mascot: a man who can’t stand that one of his top surrogates is mocked by a woman on Saturday Night Live, tosses off suggestions about killing the families of terrorists, says nothing when crowds of people chant “lock her …

May 17, 2017
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Bafta TV awards: What to look out for at this year’s ceremony – BBC News

… won a TV Bafta, so victory for The Crown would be a big deal. It has another shot at glory with sci-fi hit Stranger Things, a strong contender in the international category. Last year that category went to Netflix rival Transparent, on Amazon Prime, about a Los Angeles family who discover that their retired father is a transgender woman. And who did it beat? Netflix’s Narcos, among others. Ouch. Transparent is nominated again this year – but there’s also stiff competition …

May 14, 2017
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