This ‘Famine Food Truck’ Is Countering Trump’s Budget

May 24, 2017

… Agency for International Development (USAID), according to The Washington Post. It notably eliminates a program that buys food from U.S. farmers for emergency food aid. The United Nations, meanwhile, has said the world is facing , according to NPR, and has requested at least $4.4 billion by July to fight extreme hunger. Trump is proposing cuts that we have not seen in recent memory from either party, Grossman-Cohen said. There has been strong bipartisan support for international poverty …

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UK raises terror threat: Are more attacks expected?

May 24, 2017

(CNN)In the wake of a terrorist attack in Manchester which killed more than 20, British Prime Minister Theresa May late Tuesday announced the United Kingdom had raised its threat level to “critical” — its maximum level. Witnesses describe Manchester Arena explosion Dashcam captures moment of the explosion …

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P.C. Trump Abandons Radical Islamic Terror

May 24, 2017

President Donald Trump softened his anti-Islamic campaign rhetoric in a speech in Saudi Arabia Sunday meant to reset U.S. relations with the Muslim world, and spur Arab leaders to do more to fight terrorism, in return for Americas help countering their nemesis Iran. This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations, Trump said in the lavish conference hall on his second day in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This is a battle between good and evil. Trump, who …

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The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

May 23, 2017

… demand—” “—credit card verification systems, Snapchat—” adds a third. “Pornography accounts for 37 percent of all Internet traffic.” “Thirty-eightwhen I’m on it,” says the guy with the highfalutin facial hair. In many ways, the exchange is typical of the show. It’s good for multiple laughs, particularly if you’re wise to the shamelessly eccentric ways of the modern tech world. Punchline aside, the big laugh is that nod …

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Trump Flees D.C. Witch Hunt for World Tour

May 22, 2017

… for his visit to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Belgium, among other venues. By June 1974, most of Nixons inner circle had been indicted. Hed been forced to release incriminating tape recordings made secretly in the Oval Office (which does have a familiar ring), and impeachment hearings were under way in the House. Were still a long way from that in Trumps case. The greatest difference, however, is that most of the world leaders Nixon was dealing with had known him for a long time, had taken his …

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JPMorgan’s Dimon Signals Optimism on Economy, U.S. Rule Changes

May 22, 2017

Jamie Dimon To read about the bank’s most recent earnings, click here. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Citigroup Inc., which received its long-sought after investment-banking license in the kingdom last month, helped arrange a $17.5 billion Saudi bond sale last year and a $9 billion Islamic bond issue in April. Dimon said JPMorgan’s Saudi operations had boomed from two staff during his first trip to the kingdom to about 80 employees today. The bank employs about 30 women …

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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

May 21, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Donald Trump is a man whose behavior follows the whim of his impulses and tantrums, much like a toddler, and the world is scrambling to accommodate it. Officials in the White House and from governments around the globe have tailored aspects of governance to the new president to fit his notoriously short attention span and need for praise. SEE ALSO: Trump’s fave …

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Police probe UK links to Magnitsky money – BBC News

May 20, 2017

… provided a response. ‘Dirty money’ Mr Browder, who has campaigned for authorities to investigate where the Magnitsky money went, and who benefitted from the fraud, says the outcome in the US should now prompt UK authorities to act. “This should show other law enforcement agencies around the world that this is a solid case which leads to big financial recoveries and it’s worthwhile to pursue,” he said. “It should show the City of London Police that the …

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Pippa Middleton’s wedding is shaping up as Britain’s wedding of the year

May 20, 2017

London (CNN)It’s not quite a royal wedding, but on the scale of hotly anticipated nuptials, it’s pretty close. She is Philippa Charlotte “Pippa” Middleton, the younger sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. He is James Matthews, a millionaire hedge fund manager. “It’s been a crazy couple of years since my sister’s wedding but it’s had its upsides and downsides and I just feel really fortunate to be …

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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

May 20, 2017

… systems in developing countries are fragile and still being built, often in places that have seen recent conflict, and where there are low levels of public trust and long histories of trauma. Donald Trump’s evolving stance on abortion Join us on Twitter and Facebook Women around the world, from Texas to Tanzania, being cut off from modern family-planning tools. Children in some of the world’s poorest corners losing their vaccinations and malaria medicine. People …

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8 unnecessary startups you didn’t ask for, but here they are

May 19, 2017

Sometimes these ideas create problems instead of fixing them.Image: ambar Del moral/mashable Yes, there’s an app for that. And even that. While HBO’s Silicon Valley pokes fun at start-up culture, tech entrepreneurs, and off-the-wall ideas, the show’s riffs and jokes aren’t only contained to fictional cable TV storylines. The real world is filled with actual examples of unnecessary companies, apps, and products trying so hard to “disrupt” something, anything. …

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

May 19, 2017

(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 …

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Learn how to ace the new rules of the job application process

May 19, 2017

If you’re a professional in today’s working world, you’ve probably realized that the process of acquiring a new job is rapidly evolving. The traditional, pre-digital method of searching through newspaper ads for positions or even walking into companies to personally drop off your resume are practices of the past. The new reality is that by the time you’re responding to a job posting, you’re probably already behind. Rather, in today’s business world, you …

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Twitter update shares what advertisers are interested in you

May 18, 2017

… update its privacy policy with this change, and the final paragraph of the blog post pushes that message. “Privacy is built into our DNA as a company and its something we take an active role in promoting and advocating for across the world,” Twitter wrote. “This commitment will continue as we build our industry leadership on this issue.” WATCH: There may be a new solution to the ocean trash problem More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSyndLab Pro LIVE …

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Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed – BBC News

May 18, 2017

… the future. Image caption Prof Kathy Willis inside the arid zone at Kew Lara Jewitt, nurseries manager at Kew, said some of the plants kept in the nurseries at Kew are the last of their kind in the world. “We have about 10,000 species here, 29% of which are natural source – so that means they’ve been collected from the wild,” she said. “That makes them much more important for conservation, for scientific research, for restoration. This is a living scientific …

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In ancient city of Xi’an, China hopes to restart the Silk Road

May 15, 2017

Xi'an, China (CNN)Michael Chang’s love of noodles should make his adopted home a perfect fit. Growing up poor in eastern China, Chang crowded around one of the only two televisions in his village to watch Hong Kong soap operas and TV dramas. “They were all in these fancy offices eating instant noodles,” he said. ” I wanted that to be me.” China’s party ruined by N. Korea missile What is China’s grand plan for the world? In …

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Another local election buoys Merkel’s party ahead of German national vote

May 15, 2017

(CNN)German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union scored a major victory in elections in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Sunday. Preliminary results showed Merkel’s CDU receiving 33% of the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia, or NRW, followed by the Social Democratic Party’s 31.4%. It’s a major upset for the SDP, in a state it has governed almost without interruption since 1966. NRW is Germany’s most populous state and the home of SPD …

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Ransomware attacks on hospitals could eventually kill someone

May 15, 2017

… ransomware attacks of the sort the world saw on Friday. Hospitals often run on comically outdated computers that are vulnerable to a range of unpatchable exploits, and those computers are often networked without the proper security precautions. “Even though these are very avoidable things, like patching Microsoft, if there’s no one doing them…then yo have this very rich soil for these attacks to take root,” Corman said. Part of what makes Friday’s ransomware attack …

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Microsoft helps out stubborn Windows XP users with WannaCrypt update

May 14, 2017

Image: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images Still stubbornly running an ancient version of Windows, despite the security threats? You’re in luck, this time. The ransomware attack known as WannaCrypt that sent organizations and individual users around the world scrambling for security cover has been addressed by Microsoft, the company behind the most widely used operating system on the planet, with a new software update. And, to the relief of many holding onto old versions of Windows, the update …

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How to remove Facebook from your life and never miss a social beat

May 14, 2017

… www.facebook.com/help/delete_account into your address bar (or just click the hyperlink). Select “Delete My Account,” follow the steps, and you’re good to go. Wasn’t that easy? Your social life after Facebook So you’re free. What next? This is where it gets interesting. Zuckerberg likes to talk about making the world “a more open and connected place,” and if Facebook does indeed do that, then deleting your Facebook account might theoretically make your …

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I learned more from YouTube than my professors in college

May 14, 2017

… did not suit my learning style. Here, YouTube was able to bridge the gap. Khan Academy is one of the most popular YouTube channels for education, and has evolved into a fully fledged independent platform and non profit organization. Sal Khan, the organization’s founder, started out making YouTube videos to tutor his cousins while working at a hedge fund. Sal has since educated millions of people around the world on a huge range of subjects. This video about Krebs cycle from 2009 is the …

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Trump’s latest tweetstorm goes after Comey, the media, and more

May 13, 2017

The Leader Of The Free world unleashed a tweetstorm on Friday, mainly focused on the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential ties with the Russian government, with some hallmark media bashing thrown in. SEE ALSO: Trumpniks have no defense for the James Comey mess, so duh, they’re blaming the media In half-dozen tweets, Trump repeated his previous attacks on Democrats and the media, suggested he would halt press briefings, and threatened former FBI Director James …

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UK hospitals among those struck by widespread ransomware attacks

May 13, 2017

… confirmed that the NHS attack was part of the attack that was affecting other businesses around the world. There’s a massive global ransomware attack right now using a Windows exploit dumped by the NSA hackers: https://t.co/UZrToVTpZ4 pic.twitter.com/sxsghPt8RV Eric Geller (@ericgeller) May 12, 2017 .@hackerfantastic @josephfcox If true, this means that 16 NHS trusts have been taken offline thanks to an exploit developed by the NSA Tom Cheshire (@chesh) May 12, 2017 Early …

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Pandora — The World of Avatar and 10 other hot theme parks of the future

May 12, 2017

(CNN)Ever wanted to fly on the back of a banshee, sail through a bioluminescent jungle or climb a floating mountain? Not enough theme park thrills? There’s more to come as construction gets underway on hot new adventure experiences around the world. To get the lowdown on what to expect, we caught up with The Theme Park Guy, aka Stefan Zwanzger, a man whose roller coaster career has so far taken him to more than 350 parks in 150 countries. “I’ve been to parks that …

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