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How Trump is trying to “fill the vacuum” left by Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2020 election
CBS News' Chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the battle between Trump and the four Democratic congresswomen known as "The Squad." Garrett argues that Trump's tweets could be an attempt to force the Democratic party to rally around The Squad, so that he can more easily characterize it as radical.
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Democratic congresswomen known as "The Squad" discuss Trump's racist tweets with Gayle King
In an extraordinary rebuke, the House voted to condemn President Trump's attacks against four congresswomen of color as "racist." The four freshmen congresswomen apparently targeted by the president are Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, collectively known as "The Squad." The Squad sat down with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King on Capitol Hill for their only joint interview, in which they shared what it's like to feud with the most powerful politician in the country.
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Amazon will change its rules for third-party sellers following backlash
Amazon doesn't have a shining reputation when it comes to the way it handles its third-party sellers. Merchants have reported restrictions on where they can sell, being kicked off the site for no obvious reasons and issues with counterfeiting. But Ge...
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U.S. Sanctions Senior Myanmar Generals Over Rohingya 'Ethnic Cleansing'
"The United States is the first government to publicly take action with respect to the most senior leadership of the Burmese military," the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.
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Italy hunts bear after ‘genius’ escape over electric fences
Wildlife activists have likened the bear to a superhero after it scaled electric fences to get away.
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Eye Opener: A Democratic House officially condemns the president's comments
A Democratic House officially condemns the president’s comments. Also, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
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Tape shows Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein discussing women at 1992 party
The November 1992 tape in the NBC archives shows Donald Trump with Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade before Epstein pleaded guilty to felony prostitution charges in Florida.
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Former judo world champion dies aged 36
The judo community has paid tribute to former world and European champion Craig Fallon after his death at the age of 36.
Pakistan arrests alleged mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attacks
Arrest of Hafiz Saeed comes days before Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, visits WashingtonAuthorities in Pakistan have arrested Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of a four-day militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on terror finance charges, a spokesman for the chief minister of Punjab province said.The arrest came days before a visit to Washington by the country’s prime minister, Imran Khan, who has vowed to crack down on militant groups operating in Pakistan. Continue reading...
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The rising ROI of investing in woman entrepreneurs
Women founders deliver more than 2 times as much per dollar invested than male-owned companies, on an unequal playing field. What happens once we level it?
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Save £150 on this Hisense 65-inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV
TL;DR: The ultra high definition Hisense 65-inch 4K Smart TV is on sale for £549, saving you £150 on list price. If you're hoping to grab a great deal on a 4K TV, then we have some good and bad news for you. Shall we start with the bad news? Prime Day offered absolutely loads of great deals on 4K TVs from all the biggest brands, including Samsung, LG, Toshiba, and Panasonic. The bad news is that Prime Day has been and gone, and you missed out. The good news is that one great 4K TV deal remains, so you still have an opportunity to save. You might not actually be a Prime member, in which is case it's all good news, because this deal is available to everyone. You can still get a Hisense 65-inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV for just £549 from Amazon, saving you £150 on list price.  Read more...More about 4k Tv, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals, and Hisense
Number of small schools in England halves since 1980
Rise of ‘superjumbo’ primaries leaves villages mourning loss of community assetThe number of small schools in England has halved in recent decades, with those in rural and village settings twice as likely to have shut their doors to pupils as those in urban areas, according to research.The study says primary schools have undergone a dramatic transformation, with children increasingly being taught in “super-jumbo” institutions in towns and cities, many with more than 800 pupils, leaving villages to mourn the loss of a vital community asset. Continue reading...
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Apple Trials AirPods Production in Vietnam in Bid to Cut Reliance on China
Apple will begin trialing AirPods production in Vietnam as part of a strategy to diversify product manufacturing beyond China, according to a new report by Nikkei Asian Review. China's GoerTek, one of Apple's key contract manufacturers, will this summer begin testing the resilience of its manufacturing processes for the newest generation of AirPods at its audio factory in northern Vietnam, two sources with knowledge of the plan said.The trial run will mark the first time Apple's hugely popular wireless earbuds have been produced outside China. According to the report, Apple has asked component suppliers to support Goertek's efforts, despite initially only green-lighting very small volumes of AirPods. Apple has traditionally sourced its wired EarPods in Vietnam, but AirPods have so far been made exclusively in China by the likes of Inventec, Luxshare-ICT, and GoerTek. The move is said to be a consequence of Apple seeking to source 15 to 30 percent of its output outside of China, where cost and manpower advantages are beginning to fade. Thanks to the continuing success of AirPods, Apple now dominates nearly 70 percent of the truly wireless headphone market. With Samsung, Huawei, Sony and Google bringing their own truly wireless headphones to market, global shipments of all wireless earbuds are forecast to surge from 48 million pairs in 2018 to 129 million pairs by 2020, according to Counterpoint. Apple plans to release third-generation AirPods with water resistance in late 2019, according to multiple rumors. The first two generations of AirPods do not have IP-rated water or dust resistance, despite standing up to water exposure well. In March 2019, Apple launched its second-generation AirPods powered by an Apple-designed H1 chip, enabling hands-free "Hey Siri" functionality and up to 50 percent more talk time compared to the original AirPods. The second-generation AirPods feature the same outward design as the original. In April, reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said two new AirPods models will likely go into mass production between the fourth quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020, with one of the new models featuring an "all-new form factor design" and a "higher price" than the second-generation AirPods, which start at $159. Related Roundup: AirPods 2Buyer's Guide: AirPods (Buy Now)This article, "Apple Trials AirPods Production in Vietnam in Bid to Cut Reliance on China" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Alyssa Milano: Skyrocketing insulin prices kill
Two years ago, 26-year-old Alec Smith died as a result of rationing his insulin after aging off his mother's insurance. He is not the only one. - RSS Channel
As Lagarde quits, race to lead IMF starts
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation from the global crisis lender on Tuesday. As she heads for the ECB, the race to succeed her at the IMF has already begun. Francis Maguire reports.
The Morning After: Elon Musk's plan to plug a computer into your brain
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EU opens Amazon antitrust investigation
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The EU’s Competition Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon over reports that the company may be using sales data to gain an unfair advantage over smaller sellers on the Marketplace platform. The Commission says it will look into Amazon’s agreements with marketplace sellers, as well as how Amazon uses data to choose which retailer to link to using the “Buy Box” on its site. “E-commerce has boosted retail competition and brought more choice and better prices,” said the EU’s Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager. “We need to ensure that large online platforms don’t eliminate these benefits through anti-competitive behavior. I have therefore decided to take a very close look at Amazon’s business practices and its dual role as marketplace and retailer, to assess its compliance with EU competition rules.” Responding to the news, Amazon says that it will cooperate fully with the investigation. A preliminary investigation started last September Last September, European regulators announced that they were taking a preliminary look at Amazon’s data collection practices. “If you, as Amazon, get the data from the smaller merchants that you host, which can be of course completely legitimate because you can improve your service to these smaller merchants, do you then also use this data to do your own calculations?” Vestager said at the time. The investigation is the latest, and potentially the last, antitrust action to have been opened by Vestager, who has served as the Competition Commissioner on the European Commission for the past five years. During her tenure, which is due to end in October, Vestager has fined almost all of the major tech giants, including Google, Qualcomm, and Facebook. Apple was also forced to pay back $15.4 billion in taxes, thanks to a ruling by Vestager. So far, Amazon has managed to avoid being fined by EU regulators, but that could all change as a result of this investigation.
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Here’s How the New Lion King Is Different From the Original
From new jokes to Beyoncé's music
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Dashlane cofounder launches Stonly, a platform for creating embeddable product explanations
Alexis Fogel, cofounder of Dashlane, launched Stonly to help product teams, customer support staff, and bloggers explain how tools and services work.
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Teachers union has become an arm of the abortion-rights left. Conservatives should quit.
Why would the NEA go out of its way to take extreme stands on hot-button issues so far removed from the real problems facing our nation’s schools?       
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How to make salade niçoise – recipe
Outside the French Riviera, inauthentic versions of salade niçoise abound, much to the chagrin of purists. Here’s the classic French salad as it is meant to be madeIf salade niçoise were sentient, rather than a salad, it would sue for defamation of character, such are the abuses heaped upon it in the name of culinary innovation. Indeed, one of Nice’s most notorious sons, former mayor Jacques Médecin, wrote of the trauma of seeing ‘the remains of other people’s meals being served under the name salade niçoise’. I think he’d approve of this one, though.Prep 5 minCook 30 minServes 2 Continue reading...
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Che Adams: ‘In non-league it’s just a question of how hard you’re going to get kicked’
The Southampton striker talks about growing up in Thurnby Lodge, playing non-league and being named after Che GuevaraChe Adams confirms it is “Shay” rather than “Chay” before he sits down to discuss how he has become Southampton’s newest signing in a £14m deal from Birmingham City but the spelling of his name begs an obvious question. Is there any connection to Che Guevara?“Yeah, it was where I got my name from,” Adams replies, breezily. “Che Guevara was in the news around the time that I was born and I think it was something to do with where his body was buried, although I’m not sure. My mum just really liked the name.” Continue reading...
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The Financial Calamity That Is the Teaching Profession
America needs teachers: A majority of the country’s most experienced K–12 educators are expected to retire in the next few years, while research suggests that thousands of others will likely leave the profession prematurely, citing job dissatisfaction. How to get more people to join the profession? A little more than a decade ago, policy makers came up with one idea they thought would help: Give teachers some extra support in paying off their student loans. So, in 2007, Congress tasked the U.S. Department of Education, which administers federal financial aid, with offering student-debt relief to recent graduates in public-service career: Essentially, make your minimum monthly payments for 10 years and your loans will be erased.Thousands of public-service workers—including teachers, nurses, and firefighters—have applied for forgiveness since 2017, when the relief went into effect, to no avail. Just 1 percent of applicants who say they meet the program’s ostensibly basic criteria have actually been approved, according to federal data, with the rest blaming misleading bureaucratic requirements that enable the Education Department’s contracted loan servicers to deny them the benefits. Now, teachers across the United States are suing the Education Department, alleging that its failure to make good on the loan forgiveness violates both their constitutional right to due process and administrative-procedure laws. (Liz Hill, the Education Department’s press secretary, declined to comment on the suit because it’s pending litigation, but noted in an email that the agency “is faithfully administering the complex program Congress passed.”)The complaint—which was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., late last week by the American Federation of Teachers and a handful of individual public-school educators—is a capstone to the financial exasperation that, some advocates argue, has plagued K–12 teachers for more than a decade. They had counted on that loan forgiveness, they say, and planned their lives around it; its failure to materialize, the complaint’s supports allege, falls on households whose finances are already strained. Teaching, the complaint implies, is a financially calamitous path, and without loan forgiveness, teachers’ families face a lifetime of hardship.[Read: Target has a solution for cash-strapped teachers]Teachers have never been particularly well paid, but in recent decades their financial situation has gotten remarkably worse, mostly for two major reasons. The first is that pay has not grown, concludes a recent analysis by the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank, which finds that relative teacher wages “have been eroding for over half a century.” When adjusted for inflation, teachers’ average weekly pay has decreased by $21 from 1996 to 2018, according to the report, while that for other college graduates rose by $323. Data from the 2016-17 school year, the most recent for which federal statistics are available, show that K–12 teachers on average earned about $58,000 a year. In states such as Oklahoma and West Virginia—whose teaching forces each staged massive, high-profile strikes last year—the average pay is less than $46,000. In many places, educators are earning less in real terms than they did in 2009.And the second pressure is the costs: In those same years that teacher pay has stagnated, common expenses for a teacher’s household—housing, child care, higher education—have gotten much more expensive. That’s especially true in certain metro areas—San Francisco, Denver, and Seattle—where housing costs have exploded. Though these places see their real-estate markets driven by entrepreneurs, tech workers, bankers, and so on, they still need teachers, of course. In some of these places, officials have considered establishing affordable-housing communities that would be earmarked for teachers. On top of this, it’s become more common in the years since the recession for teachers to spend their own money on school supplies: Almost all public-school educators these days report shelling out personal cash for classroom products, allocating close to $500 a year on average, according to federal data.Obviously, this financial picture becomes all the tighter when someone is also paying down student loans. Most bachelor’s-degree graduates—65 percent—have student debt, the average amount surpassing $28,000, according to the Institute for College Access and Success, a nonprofit that seeks to make higher education more affordable and available for Americans. But as of the 2015-16 school year, a little more than half of all K–12 educators also had postbaccalaureate qualifications like master’s degrees, which means they carry even more debt. A 2014 study found that people who’d earned a master’s in education had an average debt amount of roughly $51,000. (Those with an MBA, on the other hand, graduated with $42,000 in debt, on average.) For K–12 educators with a master’s degree, the average student-debt amount more than doubled between 2000 and 2012, according to one Education Next analysis.The fiscal burden of debt, moreover, is compounded by what the Education Next analysis describes as “a patchwork of overlapping programs, contradictory regulations, and expensive subsidies” pertaining to the loan programs and policies—in other words, the stress and time of just dealing with the debt.Given these financial pressures, many teachers struggle to save for retirement, a situation made all the more difficult by the retirement options teachers are offered, says Andrew Katz-Moses, a financial coach in Washington, D.C., who previously taught eighth-grade math in the city’s school district. Having gone into teaching immediately upon graduating from college, Katz-Moses says that he himself struggled to navigate the confusing hodgepodge of retirement-plan options offered via third-party vendors contracted by the D.C. school district, and ended up selecting a vendor that charged him a sizable percentage of his income in “hidden fees”; those charges, he discovered, amounted to 20 or even 30 times those offered by the lower-cost alternatives.Absent clarity from the district on the pros and cons of each vendor’s plan, minus brief informational sessions during open-enrollment season, Katz-Moses started hosting informal get-togethers where he and his colleagues could exchange advice not only on retirement plans but also on financial planning in general. Before long, hordes of his district colleagues were participating in his ad hoc sessions, most of them teachers he hadn’t even met. “That’s when I was like, Okay, there’s a real need for this,” Katz-Moses told me—this being better financial support for teachers’ future, present, and past. “I started seeing how much of a burden student loans are for teachers, and how much confusion and worry there is among instructors when it comes to public-service loan forgiveness, because these are not small differences in how people are approaching their decisions.”[Read: Low pay has teachers flocking to the sharing economy]Among teachers, these burdens fall more heavily on those who carry more debt, and whose families, including their spouses, are less wealthy. Black teachers, for example, tend to shoulder significantly greater student debt than do their white counterparts—a disparity that a recent Center for American Progress report suggests could in part explain why eight in 10 classroom teachers are white.The unpredictability “is totally discouraging,” Katz-Moses says. “I see so many teachers completely overwhelmed by all the pressures.” Against this backdrop, it’s not surprising that so many public-school teachers—close to one in five of them, according to 2016 data—take up part-time jobs, often moonlighting as, say, Uber drivers or Airbnb hosts: A K–12 educator is, Vox has reported, about five times more likely than the average full-time worker to also have a part-time job.The lawsuit may help teachers get the loan relief they were counting on, but the big financial picture for teachers will remain a rough one. Following the wave of teachers’ strikes around the country that hit last year, some policy makers have sought to rectify the hardship. The Democratic senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris, for example, wants to raise the average teacher’s salary by $13,500, while Senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, also Democrats running for president, have advocated for giving teachers’ unions more negotiating power and matching state-level salary increases with federal dollars, respectively. Barring those bigger changes, the financial difficulties will continue.
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Why empathy won’t get automated anytime soon
Depending on who you ask, AI is either going to put us all out of a job or create more jobs than ever before. Either way, tech education is touted as the path to career success.  But computer science majors keep launching startups that are technology- rather than people-centered. For example, in San Francisco (where else!) two restaurants opened in the last few years. Eatsa had fully automated ordering and service while human chefs prepared the food out back. Creator automated the food creation, but staffed the restaurant with friendly greeters to create what they call “an intimate, social, human-interaction-rich… This story continues at The Next Web
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When an Online Teaching Job Becomes a Window into Child Abuse
More than half a million Chinese kids take virtual English classes on VIPKid. What can the platform do to keep them safe in their own homes?
The Paradox of the Incredible Shrinking Comic-Con Expansion
The pop-culture event keeps getting bigger, even as it feels smaller. Welcome to the Age of Content.
Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch Season 4 Episode 7: 'Open the Doors, Let's Talk'
This episode features some of the best pitches in the show's history.
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Gifts to Commemorate Lesser-Known Milestones
Sarah Vollman and Olivia de Recat humorously illustrate gifts to commemorate such milestones as jump-starting a car and going to a party where you only know the host.
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Trade war, Brexit stoke debt and dollar, hit stocks and sterling
Resurgent trade tensions, concern over the outlook for corporate America and the growing risk of a chaotic Brexit in the United Kingdom curtailed appetite for equities on Wednesday and stoked demand for "safe" government bonds.
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Me, Me, Me? by Jon Lawrence review – nostalgic for community? Think again
Did ‘community’ in postwar England correspond to the cliches? Or was it continually remade, and shaped by ambition as well as solidarity?Remember when everyone left doors unlocked and borrowed cups of sugar? No? Then this richly researched history of community may well appeal. Jon Lawrence uncovers the reality behind romantic cliches of our postwar past. He convincingly suggests that the real history of community is one in which people have combined solidarity with self-reliance and privacy.This isn’t a new conclusion, as Lawrence acknowledges – his copious notes are a valuable guide for anyone interested in the social histories he draws on. But Me, Me, Me? takes an intriguing route to explore how the myth of community was constructed, and how it might be dismantled. The book revisits several social investigations – ranging from an inner-city area designated for slum clearance to a former mining village – conducted between the 1950s and the 2000s. One of Lawrence’s most vital points is that policymakers and journalists derive their nostalgic notions of “community” from a partial understanding of these studies. A closer reading reveals discontent with overcrowded conditions, frustration at prying neighbours and the hopelessness of poverty. Ambitions were real, people were active and many welcomed the chance to move to spacious housing in the suburbs. Continue reading...
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U.S. unsure about circumstances of tanker towed to Iran
U.S. officials say they are unsure whether an oil tanker towed into Iranian waters was seized by Iran or rescued after facing mechanical faults as Tehran asserts, creating a mystery at sea at a time of high tension in the Gulf.
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Andrea Camilleri obituary
Prolific author of the Inspector Montalbano detective novelsHad Andrea Camilleri died in his 50s, his obituary would certainly not have been published in the Guardian. His death might have been noted in the cultural sections of the odd Italian newspaper and it would doubtless have merited a substantial article in the journal of Italy’s pre-eminent drama school, the Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica, where Camilleri was for many years in charge of teaching directing.The article might have detailed the achievements of an avant-garde, leftwing intellectual who had had a significant influence on theatre and television in Italy while remaining largely unknown to the general public. It would probably have skipped over the fact that, some years earlier, Camilleri had tried his hand at writing historical novels, but given up after meeting with little success beyond the award of an obscure literary prize, handed out by a town council in his native Sicily. Continue reading...
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Guy checking his texts gets mauled by two raging bulls
Get off your phone! A distracted 21-year-old man was trampled by two charging bulls in Mumbai, India. The life-threatening animal attack occurred as the victim checked his text messages before hopping on his bike. “By the time I realized, I couldn’t move out of the way,” the engineering student said afterward. “Everything happened within a...
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Bank of America profit rises on loan growth
Bank of America Corp reported a 10% increase in quarterly profit on Wednesday as a healthy U.S. economy boosted demand for loans.
German wins World Series of Poker; Vegas massacre survivor finishes 4th
Hossein Ensan of Germany wins World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas; Garry Gates of Henderson, a survivor of the 2017 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, takes home $3 million
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Amazon appeases German watchdog, but EU opens new probe
Amazon has reached a deal with Germany's anti-trust authority to overhaul its terms of service for third-party merchants, acting to appease regulators as the European Union announced its own investigation of the e-commerce giant.
'Carers' jailed for murder of vulnerable Margaret Fleming
Edward Cairney, 77, and Avril Jones, 59, given life sentences with minimum 14-year termsA man and a woman have been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 14 years each for murdering a vulnerable young woman, who they should have been caring for, almost two decades ago. Continue reading...
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Merkel protege AKK appointed German defence minister
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeds Ursula von der Leyen, the new EU commissioner Angela Merkel’s favoured successor as chancellor has been appointed Germany’s new defence minister in an unexpected and potentially risky move after Ursula von der Leyen’s confirmation as European commission president.Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, widely known in Germany as AKK, formally took over the role during a ceremony on Wednesday, a day after MEPs narrowly backed Von der Leyen’s nomination, and will swear her oath of office in the Bundestag next week. Continue reading...
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Ladbrokes owner to shift 200 jobs abroad
Ladbrokes owner GVC confirms that Barking roles will move to Gibraltar and PhilippinesLadbrokes owner GVC is planning to shift 200 jobs offshore, despite a rise in revenues as growth in online bets cushioned the impact of new curbs on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).Revenues rose by 5% in the first six months of the year, including the three months immediately after the government slashed maximum stakes on FOBTs from £100 to £2. Continue reading...
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Govia Thameslink fined £1m over passenger killed leaning out of window
Simon Brown, 24, was killed on Gatwick Express train when his head hit a signal gantry The train operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has been fined £1m after a passenger was killed when he put his head out of a carriage window.Simon Brown, 24, from East Grinstead, West Sussex, suffered catastrophic injuries when his head hit a signal gantry as he leaned out of a Gatwick Express train travelling at 61mph towards Wandsworth Common station in south London. Continue reading...
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Kellyanne Conway Asks “What’s Your Ethnicity?” in Response to Reporter’s Questioning of Trump’s “Go Back” Tweets
This is exactly how Trump’s digital racism bleeds into everyday life.
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Amazon in EU antitrust spotlight over use of merchant data
Amazon on Wednesday became the target of an antitrust investigation by the European Union over its use of merchants' data, underlining the increasing regulatory scrutiny over how tech companies exploit customers' information.
Analysis: How liberal are Democratic voters?
CBS News polling analysis examines the ideological divisions among Democratic voters in states with early nominating contests
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Beyond the moral panic: Video games can help us deal with grief, depression
Psychologist Pete Etchells chats with Ars about his first book, Lost in a Good Game.
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Redmi India has turned its affordably priced phone into gold
Image: Redmi India Redmi India has announced a special edition of its upcoming K20 Pro that’s literally made out of gold. The Xiaomi sub-brand plans to produce just 20 of the handsets, and will sell them in India for ₹4,80,000 (around $7,000) each. This isn’t just a gold-plated version of the existing phone though, Redmi India says that it’s actually been constructed out of gold, and it’s even used diamonds to embellish the handset. Considering its construction, it’s no wonder that the phone costs over fifteen times more than the standard K20 Pro, which starts at just ₹27,999 (around $405). At its regular price the phone’s specs — which include a Snapdragon 855 process, 6GB of RAM, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and triple rear cameras — are decent, but the same can’t be said for its gold version. Introducing the signature edition #RedmiK20Pro, made of gold. Not gold plated, it's made of real gold and embellished with diamonds. We will be making 20 limited units of this phone worth ₹4,80,000 each.#BelieveTheHype #FlagshipKiller— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) July 17, 2019 Still, if you’re the kind of person that mourned the passing of the Apple Watch Edition, then this super expensive Redmi phone might be for you.
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PureVPN is on sale for just £2.38 a month
TL;DR: PureVPN is on sale for just £2.38 a month for one year, saving you 73 percent on list price. Whenever you make any sort of purchase, having a guarantee puts your mind at ease. That's because your back is covered, in case something goes horribly wrong. Having this guarantee also tells you something about the product or service you have purchased. It tells you that the seller is confident you'll be satisfied, and that's pretty reassuring. When it comes to VPNs, that's important, especially if you are new to them. PureVPN offers an impressive service, with 256-bit secure encryption, fast speeds, and around the clock customer support. Crucially, it also offers a 31-day money-back guarantee, so if you're not 100 percent satisfied with PureVPN, it will refund your payment. This lack of risk is great for anyone new to VPNs. Read more...More about Cyber Security, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals, and Purevpn
Send us a tip on off-the-tourist-trail Europe to win a £200 hotel voucher
You might know a hidden-but-wonderful village, town, historic site, landscape or beach. If so, please share!Europe is full of nooks and crannies, places that most visitors haven’t come across and that don’t attract floods of comments on TripAdvisor.Your tip could be about a village, a town, a nature reserve, a stretch of coast, even a national park with a low profile. Continue reading...
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US briefing: Trump condemned and Instagram murder
Wednesday’s top story: House denounces president’s attack on congresswomen. Plus, why moon landing shots are artistic masterpieces.Subscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading...