Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… Bridge terror attack, UK PM Theresa May announced that new international agreements needed to be introduced to regulate the internet in order to “deprive the extremists of their safe spaces online”. And last week in Paris, Mrs May and French President Emmanuel Macron launched a joint campaign to look at how they could make the internet safe, including making companies legally liable if they refused to remove certain content. Other efforts Similar initiatives to counter hate speech …

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Hanok homes: South Korean architects look to the past in their push to modernize

June 21, 2017

… we are just beginning to understand what hanoks mean.” Evolving for the 21st century At first glance, the wildly creative homes being built in today’s South Korea appear anything but old-fashioned. Their sleek lines and glossy exteriors reflect a modern aesthetic that many Koreans aspire to. But look closely and you find that many of the country’s most inventive architects are drawing on hanok principles. Featuring conventional layouts and traditional building …

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Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

… Radiation Oncology Center in Anaheim, California, Yazdani used his design to connect the facility with the landscape, something that was previously unthinkable, given the need to contain radiation. His team installed zen gardens and living walls that face the treatment rooms. Even after these projects open, they continue to be studied by researchers — and design firms themselves. “We want to go back after a few years to look at the length of [patients’] stays to see if this …

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Independence Day Fast Facts

June 17, 2017

(CNN)Here’s a look at Independence Day, celebrated on the Fourth of July. First two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence:“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that …

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Hammond flexes muscles over Brexit – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… “full membership” of the customs union. Tensions What “no full membership” means is still unclear, and Britain could now look at a position where it is still bound by some of the customs union’s rules in exchange for tariff free access to the rest of the single market. Although there have been significant tensions between the Treasury and Number 10 over the approach not just to Brexit but to the UK economy, Mr Hammond is aware that Mrs May is in a fragile position …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… accept that it’s better to do them and run the risk that they go badly than look like you are running scared. Furthermore, if you want to brag that your candidate is a bloody difficult woman, then she has to show some empathy to remind people she is human after all.” Image copyright Reuters Sporting history is littered with underdogs triumphing because they wanted to win more than their opponents, or put in more effort. The same sometimes goes for politics. In this election Mrs …

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Filippo Minelli uses smoke to spotlight political and social issues

June 9, 2017

… news broadcast: funnels of smoke signifying a fresh airstrike; clouds of tear gas billowing after a street protest. But Minelli colors the smoke in beautiful shades of pink, blue, green, and orange — an incongruity that invites his audience to take a second look. “I am acknowledging the nature of smoke and using it for another purpose, political and artistic,” he explains. It’s a tactic that’s gotten unpredictable results, the artist says. “In …

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

June 8, 2017

… proprietor, commissioned the 67-year-old architect to design a weekend mountain retreat overlooking the waterfall at Bear Run in the Laurel Highlands 65 miles southeast of the city. Wright wrote Kaufmann and his wife, Liliane: “I want you to live with the waterfall, not just to look at it.” Read: How tech revolutionizes architecture The result was a highly original and beautiful house set directly over falling water that, while overtly modern, belonged to the landscape. A daring …

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Playboy Playmates Recreate Their Iconic Covers And Look As Fierce As Ever

June 8, 2017

To pay homage to the timeless beauty of its models, Playboy magazine asked Playmates of the past to recreate some of the magazines most iconic covers and the results are stunning. Collins Jordan told the magazine she feels “very, very lucky to be in such a unique sorority” as a Playmate.  In the feature for the online-only photo shoot, Tenison recalled receiving pushback on her decision to pose nude. “If you look back, all the big models from Christy …

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General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… desperately wished I could. ‘I feel like a second-class citizen’ Polish-born Michal Siewniak, 37, lives in Watford, Hertfordshire In some ways I can understand why British people want to leave. The EU used to be all about free movement of goods, services and people – these are positive things. But the EU has become more and more controlling. You can’t elect commissioners so they are untouchable. If I look at it from my own country’s perspective, I see how laws …

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I had to wait 11 days to be told of my daughter’s death – BBC News

June 3, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images One of the things Sarah remembers most clearly about this period, as the family waited together, was how her son Barnaby would go to buy pizza in the evening, which no-one could eat. Every day they threw away boxes of uneaten pizza. Sarah wondered what the rubbish collectors would think. Although she knew that the helpline staff were taking her concerns seriously, she says it wasn’t made clear to the family that they had been logged as a priority case. …

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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… security threat. Former Secretary of State George Schultz If you wait until youre boiling, you may have missed your moment. You have to look and see whats happening, and act on the basis of that, he said. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsBig Video Machine Pro Upgrade Big Video Machine, the Windows desktop software that converts any text into great looking videos – in minutes.Leadzbuilder Local Biz Flyers DS 3 Grab 70 beautiful Local Biz Flyers that you can edit with …

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Is Scotland on the cusp of a Tory resurgence? – BBC News

June 2, 2017

… The Conservatives are targeting the seats of SNP “big beasts”, including that of the party’s former leader, Alex Salmond So what might a Tory revival look like in the end? The party won’t make a public prediction about how many seats it might win. Privately, Tories are hoping to make it into double figures. Ten or 12 MPs would be a very good result for them. If they could topple an SNP “big beast”, they’d be delighted. They are targeting the seats of …

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Coral Reefs Are Changing So Fast, Scientists Say We Need To Rewrite The Playbook

June 2, 2017

In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature, coral researchers say the reefs of the past will probably never be seen again because human activity has devastated them. But despite dramatic obituaries for structures like Australias Great Barrier Reefand mounting concern that thereslimited timeto save them, scientists say there is still hope for the structures. We can still have reefs in the future that will look OK in terms of supporting reef tourism and fisheries and the other …

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25 awesome pins to prove that your soul belongs to food

May 30, 2017

… face while simultaneously filling your body up with good warmness. Pho doesn’t feel quite the same in pin form, but at least you’ll be reminded of what it’s actually like every time you look at it. Price: $10 11. Sarawak laksa pin Image: PinIntended/etsy Sarawak laksa is a noodle dish from Malaysia, one that Anthony Bourdain is obsessed with. He famously put it on a list of foods he feels people “need and deserve.” But his opinion isn’t what matters …

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London only approved Uber to stay legal for 4 more months

… to pass an English-language test. Millions of Londoners rely on Uber to get a reliable ride at the touch of a button and thousands of licensed drivers make money through our app. We look forward to continuing to help keep London moving,” Uber said in a statement. There’s some behind-the-scenes stuff happening here, though. London might soon raise the licensing fee for large-scale transportation operators from about 3,000 to what could be more than 2 million in Uber’s case over …

May 29, 2017
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Learn how to turn your setbacks in business into long-term success feat. Barbara Corcoran

… i’m just not a believer in it. If you look at every successful person [in] every walk of life, (and i’m not just talking about business) you’ll see that they have certain gifts that they really have learned how to blow up, emphasize and use in their every day life. I happen to know really clearly what my gifts are. I happen to know also what i’m just terrible at, and if you leave the terrible things to grow whatever you’re trying to grow (whether family or …

May 27, 2017
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If you’re reading this, you should probably update your LinkedIn profile

… While having a professional headshot is preferred, reading some pro tips online about how to get a well-lit photo, and then enlisting a friends help can result in a great solo photo. Remember that the image youre projecting here is for your business network – so save the shot of your cute Coachella outfit for Instagram. Now, take a look at your accomplishments and interests. As a recent grad, including your sorority or fraternity leadership position will help hiring managers see your …

May 27, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

… state outcome is not a solution, it’s a prescription for an enduring war,” Ross said. “Because you have two national identities, they won’t co-exist in one state. You will have one, which will inevitably dominate the other and by the way, look at the Middle East.” Read: How Trump’s first foreign trip compares with past presidents Convinced he can find a solution, Trump has been intent on restarting dialogue between the Israelis and Palestinians. His …

May 22, 2017
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7 Healthy Breakfast Ideas For The Entire Week Breakfast Healthy Food Breakfast Healthy Food

… satisfy your appetite, and set the stage for smart decisions all day long. "You want to aim for a breakfast that combines good carbs and fiber with some protein," says Erica Giovinazzo, MS, RD, a nutritionist at Clay Health Club and Spa, in New York City. Luckily, your options are plenty. Here's a look at some of our favorite breakfast foods, along with expert tips for making them even healthier. Shahid Rafiq Ch Funny Videos Channel … Twitter…… Facebook Page.. …

May 21, 2017
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Elon Musk’s Twitter feed is the one you need to pay attention to

… itself. Man of the Tweeple If you’re going to be the man driving the effort to preserve the people, you have to be a man of the people. Thanks to the communal nature of Twitter, with its capacity for instant engagement with anyone in the world with a public profile, Musk’s larger-than-life persona is expanded and familiarized even further. Musk’s online presence can be less guarded and rigid than other celebrity executives, giving us a unique and (relatively) unfiltered look …

May 20, 2017
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Trump Finds It Harder To Recruit Talent As His Scandals Pile Up

… the GOP foreign policy expert said. Theyre concerned that they are dragging his reputation through the mud,and they look and say: If H.R. had this sterling reputation and may not survive this, how could I? Unfilled political appointments have two consequences on a new administrations effectiveness. While some of those jobs are largely ceremonial glamorous ambassadorships, for example others entail nuts-and-bolts work. And those tasks either go undone or are passed down to lower-level …

May 17, 2017
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