Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 20, 2017

… pressure on Trump The young Ohioan’s death may force President Donald Trump to take a tougher line with North Korea, a shift that could increase tensions with Beijing. “Like Obama, Trump has been talking tough, but continuing to pull punches on both North Korea and China,” Klingner said. Klingner pointed in particular to the Trump administration’s failure so far to apply “secondary sanctions” on Chinese companies that do business with North Korea, …

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Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 19, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …

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Buying Whole Foods could be Amazon’s Waterloo

June 19, 2017

… on already dominant players like Walmart, but it is likely to hit small players particularly hard, driving many smaller grocery firms out of business. This will inevitably also have an effect on the already dead or dying American main street. The deal will also effect employees at Whole Foods. Currently, the company offers employees ample opportunities to “be themselves” at work. Amazon, in contrast, is famed for its high-pressure corporate culture, which requires unrelenting …

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Here’s What We Know About The U.S. Open Airship Crash

June 16, 2017

… stayed in the airship as it crashed to the ground, according to Wired. If [blimps] were to develop a leak (from a tear, or possibly even a gunshot) the loss of helium or hot air would be very slow as they are inflated at practically zero pressure, Bellon said.This allows ample time to land the airship. Although there is no official tally on airships, the Van Wagner Airship Group estimates that there are 20 to 25 blimps in the worldand at least 13 active advertising blimps. A ground crew …

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 16, 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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EY report: Scottish economy ‘stuck in slow lane’ – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… labour market and rising inflation is putting further pressure on incomes and recent research reveals that households expect worsening economic conditions. “All of this means consumers are likely to be more cautious.” ‘Clear message’ EY’s chief economist for UK and Ireland, Mark Gregory, said: “Scotland’s economy is showing signs of slowing faster than the rest of the UK which sends a clear message that business and government will have to work harder …

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General election 2017: Security dominates campaigning – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… committee, said that while it was “inappropriate and wrong” to draw “precise links” between police numbers and individual attacks, falling numbers made it harder to gather information and counter threats. Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has accused the Conservatives of making the “wrong choices” over police budgets, “posturing” over internet surveillance powers and not putting enough pressure on allies in the Middle East to turn the screw on extremist …

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6 Relaxation Hacks For People Who Hate Meditating

June 1, 2017

… whistling 5. Free-writing before bed The objective is to relieve the pressure of thoughts analogous to a water tank too full of H2O, he writes in an email. I tell my patients to see their arm as a pipe and the notebook the reservoir into which the water flows. Cooking is filled with basic tasks that let you focus on all sorts of sights, smells, tastes and textures. Once youre done, you can practice mindfulness while you eat. …

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Facebook valiantly tries but fails to moderate hate speech in Myanmar

May 30, 2017

… “regular audits and quality assessments” so errors will not happen again. Moderation is an uphill battle The move to ban slurs in Myanmar is the latest in Facebook’s efforts to ban hate speech on its platform. In a series of leaked documents published by the Guardian last week, Facebook outlined racial slurs as unacceptable on their platform, except in cases of ironic use. The social media giant is facing pressure by governments to stop hate from its nearly two billion users. …

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

… months on a returnship means people do not expect you to immediately get there, and they know you have your family life. You know that if it’s a disaster you can think, ‘well, I’ve tried it and it doesn’t work right now,’ so it takes the pressure off.” Image copyright Fidelity International Image caption “Recruiters were reluctant to put my CV forward,” says Natalie Lang While Julianne Miles’s Women Returners project is still …

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

… around or out of a problematic situations due to the fear of failing. In today’s society, we’re conditioned from a very young age to think that making mistakes is an awful thing, thus resulting in the unconstructive pressure of trying to achieve a realm of perfection that’s simply not possible. The way this real-estate mogul views things throws all that type of traditional thinking. Barbara Corcoran, TV personality on ABC’s Shark Tank stopped by #BizChats, …

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

(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called “the ultimate deal”. But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable. Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain — disagreements over borders, security, Jerusalem, a right of return …

May 22, 2017
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Can South Korea and China patch things up over THAAD?

Beijing (CNN)Jeong Min-young is worried. Since the beginning of the year, relations between Beijing and Seoul have soured over the deployment of a US missile defense system — THAAD — in South Korea. On the Chinese internet, patriotic citizens posted calls for boycotts of South Korean goods and even staged performative displays of destroying make-up and other popular products, generating approving columns in Chinese state media. …

May 18, 2017
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GCSEs: A revision guide for anxious parents – BBC News

… them”. “Parents can encourage children to study out of their bedrooms,” she added. “If they are sat on their bed cramming, it becomes a place associated with stress.” If another room is not an option, Lisa suggested “zoning” – creating a desk or work area that is not their bed. 3. Support Vs pressure Image copyright Getty Images Anita – who is also founder of the Positive Parenting Project – favours an optimistic approach during …

May 17, 2017
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