Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 20, 2017

… things happened to the student while he was held there. In a written statement, Trump said, “Melania and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of Otto Warmbier on his untimely passing.There is nothing more tragic for a parent than to lose a child in the prime of life.Our thoughts and prayers are with Otto’s family and friends, and all who loved him.” “Otto’s fate deepens my administration’s determination to prevent such tragedies from befalling …

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

June 19, 2017

… timber building hovers over a landscaped garden, offering serene views of the horizon and the nearby Pennines mountain range. Architecture as an oasis One of dRMM’s co-founders, Alex de Rijke, calls it an “oasis” and a “manifesto for healthy architecture.” “We tried to make a building that offered a three-dimensional statement about what healthcare architecture could be,” he says. “That’s important to me, as is the idea that we’re …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… terse statement that day. An attempt to change the boundaries ignores the review process of cultural and historical characteristics and the public input. Reversing Obamas Bears Ears designation would be an unprecedented assault on a presidential prerogative created in the 1906 Antiquities Act. Nearly every president has wielded the act to preserve tribal lands and natural wonders. Only Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush declined to use the law, according to . But no White House …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… Humanitarian action is not the cause of this crisis but is a response to it, MSF told HuffPost in a statement. Frontex spokeswoman Izabella Cooper stressed in an email that the agency had never accused aid organizations of colluding with people smugglers. Frontex-deployed vessels have helped save tens of thousands of lives, she added. The agency said that its analyses had shown that In the past two years, the smugglers in Libya have changed their and have become more ruthless, Cooper told …

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‘God Help America’: Philando Castile’s Girlfriend Speaks Out After Cop’s Acquittal

June 18, 2017

… selected earlier this month, reportedly only included two people of color: an Ethiopian-American community college student and a black man who managed a Wendys restaurant. It was unclear whether those two jurors were among the 12 that rendered Fridays verdict, or if they were among the three alternates. The City of St. Anthony has concluded that the public will be best served if Officer Yanez is no longer a police officer in our city, a statement on its website read. The city intends to offer …

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Cuban Government Says Trump Will Not Weaken The Revolution

June 17, 2017

In a statement read out on the evening news, the Communist government said Trump was resorting to coercive methods of the past that hurt the Cuban people and prevented economic development but would not weaken the revolution. The Cuban government denounces the new measures hardening the blockade that are destined to fail … and that will not achieve their aim of weakening the revolution, Havana said. He said he based the measures largely on human rights grounds, calling on Cuba to …

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Pakistan says slain Chinese misused business visas, were missionaries

June 13, 2017

(CNN)Two slain Chinese nationals who were kidnapped in Pakistan in May and whose deaths ISIS has claimed responsibility for had been missionaries and the “misuse” of their business visas contributed to their abductions and deaths, Pakistan’s interior minister said. The man, 24, and woman, 26, killed were among a group of Chinese citizens who obtained a business visa from the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing, the ministry statement said. …

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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 11, 2017

… gotta get to Nebraska more. Sasse: Youre welcome. Wed love to have you work in the fields with us. Maher: Work in the fields? Senator, Im a house nigger. Maher released an apology the following day amid growing public outcry, with his employer HBO later releasing a statement of their own calling the comedians actions inexcusable. The network, however, levied no substantive punishment against Maher, who returned to his show on Friday to raucous cheers. The whole matter, from last Fridays …

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Hackers steal Twitter accounts to spread fake news

June 11, 2017

… Access Now, did respond to The Verge and to Mashable, citing two-factor as a solution. “We recognize the risk of malicious actors seeking to mislead people. For our part, we are taking a multifaceted approach to help mitigate these risks, such as building a combination of automated and manual systems to block accounts used for fraudulent purposes, and we continue to encourage people to use two-factor authentication,” a Facebook spokesperson wrote in an emailed statement. “As …

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

June 8, 2017

… have stopped for a day in the Berlin office of Peter Behrens, where the architect’s young assistants, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier, pored over a first edition. Read: New US embassies make an architectural statement With their open plan floors, low roofs, ribbon windows and long horizontal lines, Wright’s Prairie Houses were distinctive and modern. Before Wright and Mama returned to the States, the most impressive of these was completed by Marion …

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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

June 8, 2017

Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdueunveiled the new hive home to a growing population of some 20,000 bees at an event Tuesday and urged Americans to do their own part to help reverse an ongoing worldwide decline in the bee population, according to a White House release. Friends of the Earth, called the White House request extremely hypocritical in light of the administrations proposed cuts to funding for environmental protection. In a statement accompanying the White House …

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NYC taxis have their own version of UberPool now

June 8, 2017

… simultaneously increasing earnings for hardworking New York City taxi drivers with more passengers, longer trips, and reduced downtime, Amos Tamam, senior vice president of Verifone Taxi Systems, which runs Curb, said in a statement. Another option to avoid Uber. Or just to support old-fashioned yellow cabs. WATCH: Making your own ‘Wonder Woman’ costume is easier than you thought More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsEmailDyno Master Edition – Split Pay The …

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The Intercept on NSA arrest: Don’t trust a thing the government tells you

June 7, 2017

… you. “While the FBIs allegations against Winner have been made public through the release of an affidavit and search warrant, which were unsealed at the governments request, it is important to keep in mind that these documents contain unproven assertions and speculation designed to serve the governments agenda and as such warrant skepticism,” the company said in a statement. “Winner faces allegations that have not been proven. The same is true of the FBIs claims about how it …

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

June 3, 2017

… the table as the rest of the world addresses these issues. Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is misguided, and harms the ongoing effort to fight climate change while also isolating us from our allies. Murkowski addressed Trumps decision on Thursday, KTOO reported: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) According to the Times Free Press, Alexander said in a statement Friday that while he doesnt think withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is catastrophic for climate progress, he believes the most …

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‘The World Cannot Wait And Neither Will We,’ 61 Mayors Pledge

June 3, 2017

… posts to Twitter, Pittsburghs mayor blasted Trumps decision and said, Its now up to cities to lead. California will resist, Brown said, because his effort is misguided. I am proud to stand with other governors as we make sure that the inaction in D.C. is met by an equal force of action from the states, Gov. Inslee said in a statement. Todays announcement by the president leaves the full responsibility of climate action on states and cities throughout our nation. While the presidents …

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9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate accord on Thursday with a White House speech that made the historic agreement sound like a trade deal, which it isnt. But that was just one of the thorns in his Rose Garden statement. The nonbinding pact to reduce planet-warming emissions, approved by every country but Syria and Nicaragua, commits its signatories to slashing greenhouse gas outputs and coming back to the negotiating table every five years to seek more …

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Scott Pelley Reportedly Axed From ‘CBS Evening News’

May 31, 2017

The New York Post, which broke the story on Tuesday evening, saidPelley will remain with the networkat 60 Minutes. There is no word yet on who will replace him, but CBS Money is reporting that senior national correspondent Anthony Mason will likely fill infor now. Scott has it all. He has the experience, the credibility and he is among the very best reporters ever to work at CBS News, Jeff Fager, who was then chairman of CBS News, said in a statement at the time. We like to think of CBS …

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Facebook valiantly tries but fails to moderate hate speech in Myanmar

May 30, 2017

… Facebook user Aung Kaung Myat, points out that Facebook has nearly comically blocked posts with any reference to banned words. This includes puns and words that sound like them. In a statement, Facebook said that the company’s teams of moderators regularly engages and listens to feedback from the community, safety experts and NGOs in Myanmar. “Once were made aware of errors we quickly act to resolve them,” a spokesperson told Mashable, adding that the company conducts …

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BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day – BBC News

May 29, 2017

In a statement, BA said its IT systems were moving “closer to full operational capacity”, and chief executive Alex Cruz has posted videos on Twitter apologising for what he called a “horrible time for passengers”. But no-one from the airline has been made available to explain the cause of the system crash, and it has not explained why there was no back-up system in place. Five key questions for BA Wedding on hold amid BA travel woes BA passengers ‘trying not …

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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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British Airways cancels almost all flights out of London after worldwide IT outage

… extremely congested and we have cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick before 6pm UK time today, so please do not come to the airports,” British Airways said in a statement to CNN. Hello @British_Airways. None of your staff know what the heck is going on. Nor do your passengers. Can we have some info please? Chaos here Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) May 27, 2017 Stuck on a @British_Airways plane at Belfast going nowhere. BA computers down worldwide whatever that means! …

May 28, 2017
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Anita Borg Institute ends Uber partnership over Uber’s treatment of women

… development, we’re committed to continuing the conversation with ABI, Komal Mangtani, from Uber’s senior engineering leadership, said in a statement. Recode obtained a letter the Anita Borg Institute sent to Uber to dissolve the relationship. Read the group’s full letter to Uber below: We are concerned about the continuing allegations that Uber faces about the treatment of women employees as well as other business issues. The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), and other diversity …

May 27, 2017
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Glitch hits Pension Regulator website – BBC News

One business owner told the BBC he had been trying to register since Monday, but that the server had been down since then. His deadline is less than a week away. Small and micro businesses – those with between one and 49 employees – are having to sign up for auto enrolment pensions. Under the law, anyone who pays an employee over the age of 22 more than 10,000 a year has to provide a pension. In a statement the the Pensions Regulator said: “We are aware of a technical …

May 26, 2017
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Rocket Lab Reports Launch Into Space From New Zealand

… increase the pace and affordability of sending up imaging and communication gear used for services including weather monitoring, natural disaster management and crop surveillance. The company said in 2015 that it should be able to offer a launch service for less than $5 million. “Today’s successful launch is a major milestone in the development of New Zealand’s space industry,” Simon Bridges, Minister for Economic Development, said in a statement. “It is …

May 25, 2017
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2 scoops of the same flavour at Ben & Jerry’s banned in Australia until there’s marriage equality

… Fabulous’ manifesto to defend love “We are banning two scoops of the same flavor and encouraging our fans to contact their MPs to tell them that the time has come make same sex marriage legal! Love comes in all flavours!” reads a statement on its website. The ice cream company will also install post boxes at its stores, where postcards will be provided for customers to write in and show their support for marriage equality. If they haven’t already. Ben & Jerry’s …

May 25, 2017
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