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Sony speakers, Instant Pots, Amazon devices, Eufy smart scales, Hive thermostats, and more on sale for July 19 in the UK

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It's time to start celebrating. Not only is it Friday and the end of the working week, but we have also tracked down a bunch of great deals, just for you.

To help you get in the mood for the weekend, we have lined up deals on kitchenware and appliances, smart home devices, and more. You can pick up great discounts on brands like Tefal, Bosch, Le Creuset, Eufy, and other big names. It's all here.

These are the best deals from across the internet for July 19.

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Take your pick from this stellar selection of deals, including discounted Sony speakers, Microsoft laptops, and Oral-B electric toothbrushes. Read more...

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The best fitness trackers
There is no shortage of fitness trackers to choose from, but after our testing and research, the Garmin Vivosport came out on top. Its accurate tracking, sleek design, and advanced features like waterproofing and built-in GPS make it a well-rounded tool for keeping tabs on your workouts and activities. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fast approaching, and many products in this guide will likely be on sale. You can check out our Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal coverage on Insider Picks here. The line between fitness trackers and smartwatches is blurring as smartwatches offer more fitness tools. While devices like the Apple Watch Series 5 and the Fitbit Versa are strong choices for tracking your daily activity, we decided to stay in the fitness tracker realm for this guide. Those looking for a device dedicated to tracking daily activity, workouts, and sleep have a vast number of choices even without including members of the smartwatch family. To help you decide on the best fitness tracker for your needs, there are a few things you'll want to take into consideration: Comfort and design: Since you'll be wearing your tracker on a daily basis (even to bed if you want to track sleep) comfort is definitely a priority. If it's not comfortable, you won't want to wear it often, which defeats the whole purpose of a fitness tracker. The same goes for design. If you have a small wrist, you may want a tracker with a sleeker, more understated look. Or maybe the display is most important to you, and you like the idea of being able to read the time and date as well as your fitness stats. Fitness trackers come in all shapes and sizes, so you'll be able to find one that suits your style. Features: Not all fitness trackers are created equal when it comes to this arena. If you're looking for a no-frills fitness tracker, then one that tracks steps and your sleep might suffice. However, if you work out often or want more insights into how your activity impacts your overall fitness level, a more advanced tracker with a heart rate monitor or a built-in GPS may be the one for you. You should also consider the types of workouts you like to do. For example, if you're a swimmer, waterproofing is a must. Just starting out on your fitness journey? A device that coaches you and gives you goals to work towards may provide the extra motivation you need to stay on track. App experience: Most fitness trackers are designed to work in tandem with your smartphone, syncing the data collected with a downloaded application. This allows you to gain even more insight into your health and save the information collected to track your progress over time. Unfortunately, not all apps are created equal, and you may find there are some app experiences you prefer over others. It's important to choose a fitness tracker that gives you a good app experience. Easy navigation and compatibility with your phone's operating system are a must. There are many factors to consider, but we also tested multiple devices and analyzed the reviews to find the best fitness trackers you can buy. Whether you're interested in advanced workout stats, or simply want a general overview of your activity for the day, our list features fitness trackers with a wide range of capabilities so you can find the one best suited to your lifestyle. Here are the best fitness trackers you can buy: Best fitness tracker overall: Garmin Vivosport Best no-frills fitness tracker: Misfit Ray Best fitness tracker for workouts: Fitbit Charge 3 Best stylish fitness tracker: Fitbit Alta HR Best affordable fitness tracker: Huawei Band 2 Pro Best fitness tracker for motivation: Moov Now Best fitness tracker for kids: Garmin Vivofit Junior 2 Best fitness tracker that looks like a watch: Misfit Path Best fitness tracking smart ring: Motiv Ring Updated on 11/21/2019 by Caitlin Petreycik: Updated prices, links, and formatting. Added the Fitbit Charge 3 as the best fitness tracker for workouts. Added related guides. The best fitness tracker overall Garmin The Garmin Vivosport is a great all-around fitness tracker with accurate step counting and heart rate data that can give you an in-depth analysis of your fitness. The Garmin Vivosport packs an impressive number of features into a sleek band with a color display. I got to test the Vivosport myself and can confidently say that it lives up to the positive reviews it has received and it will be my personal go-to fitness tracker. The first thing I noticed was how comfortable the Vivosport is for daily wear. I loved the slim design, which is much appreciated because I have small wrists that are dwarfed by most wearables. The screen is a bit small, but the 72 x 144-pixel resolution allowed me to clearly read any information that appeared on the screen, and the color display was a nice added touch.  I like a fitness tracker that can also double as a watch, and within the Garmin app you can choose from different watch faces, so I could decide how I wanted the time and date displayed. The screen was easy to navigate, though I did notice it could be a bit sensitive at times, and it was easy to swipe to a screen I didn't mean to land on. Overall, this was a minor annoyance, and I would much rather have the screen be sensitive than unresponsive. The screen is always on, too, so you can see the time or your stats without tapping to wake it up. The Vivosport comes in two sizes: Small/Medium and Large. While it doesn't come with a lot of style options (you can't change out bands) it does come in a few different color schemes. The fact that this tracker has a built-in GPS was a huge benefit to me as a runner. I loved that the Vivosport easily doubled as my running watch, tracking the distance I ran without needing the use of my phone's GPS. I could leave my phone at home if I chose to do so. Along with the GPS, it also features heart rate monitoring, VO2 fitness testing, stress monitoring, stairs climbed, steps taken, and sleep tracking. In addition, the Vivosport has built-in sports modes that include running, cycling, cardio training, and strength training. Swimmers can rejoice as well, because the Vivosport is also waterproof. I jumped in the shower with it many times with no issues. The battery life is also impressive. Although, while Garmin says it can last up to 7 days, I found that when I used the GPS on my runs it lasted closer to 4 days before I had to charge it.  As far as app experience goes, I found the Garmin Connect app easy to navigate, and loved how detailed the stats were when it came to my daily activity as well as my workouts. I had no issues with it, and liked how neatly everything was laid out on the home page. You can click on each section to reveal a "boatload of stats" as DC Rainmaker says in his review. The Vivosport also receives smartphone notifications. When turned on, you'll be notified via the tracker of any reminders, calls, text messages, and social media notifications you receive. These can be turned off completely, or customized through the app. Out of all the trackers I tested, I kept coming back to the Vivosport. It's an accurate and comfortable tracker with a slew of features that don't disappoint.  Pros: Accurate tracking, built-in GPS and heart rate monitor, built in sports apps, stress monitoring, long battery life, waterproof, easy to navigate app, smartphone notifications Cons: Doesn't have a lot of style options, small and overly sensitive screen The best no-frills fitness tracker Amazon If you're looking for a simple fitness tracker that doesn't necessarily have to be worn on your wrist, the Misfit Ray won't disappoint.  The Misfit Ray's design takes a detour from the usual fitness trackers that often look more like watches. Instead, it looks more like a futuristic piece of jewelry — but not an unflattering one. Despite veering into the realm of wearable jewelry, it still maintains a unisex aesthetic that will make it appealing to everyone. Though I typically prefer a tracker that has a screen and can double as a watch, the comfortable and lightweight feel of the Ray was welcome, and I liked the sleek design that made it easy to wear along with a watch or other bracelets. It comes in multiple colors, with different band choices, and the option to wear it as a pendant rather than on your wrist. The Ray doesn't have a heart rate tracker, but while this may be a downside to some, it allows it to be worn in multiple ways while still tracking your steps and activity. It also lacks some of the more advanced features of other trackers, like stress measuring or a built-in GPS, but don't be fooled — the Ray still has plenty to offer. It's water resistant up to 50 meters, tracks your sleep, receives text message and call alerts, and will automatically start tracking activities like running. I was skeptical about how accurate the sleep tracking would be, or if it would truly be able to tell if I was running or not, but I was pleasantly surprised. I'm a light sleeper, and it accurately showed the number of times I woke up during the night, and it could also sense when I was on a run, and tracked the time accordingly. I also liked that the Ray doesn't require any charging. Instead, it's powered by three button cell batteries that will last up to six months. Since it doesn't have a display, the free Misfit app is a must-have to be able to see all your data. The cylinder that houses this data does have a small multicolored LED light that will blink to show you the progress you've made, and it will also vibrate and light up to remind you to move or when you're receiving a phone notification. I found the app well-organized and easy to navigate and liked how I could see all my stats for the day on one screen, and see how I slept on another. I also like the alarm feature — it was far less jarring to be woken up by a wrist vibration than my usual blaring iPhone alarm. Pros: Comfortable design, can be worn different ways, easy to navigate the app, step tracking, accurate sleep tracking, automatic activity tracking, call and text notifications Cons: No heart rate monitoring, on the expensive side for what it does offer The best fitness tracker for workouts Amazon If exercising is part of your routine, you'll love being able to track your workout in real-time on the bright, easy-to-read screen of the Fitbit Charge 3.  The Fitbit Charge 3 is the successor to the Charge HR and the Fitbit Charge 2 (our previous recommendation as the best fitness tracker for workouts), with a handful of features that set it apart from past versions.  To start, the Charge 3 is not only swim-proof, it's also thinner and lighter, thanks to its aluminum body (the device was previously made from stainless steel). And the screen on the Charge 3 is now 40% bigger with a higher resolution, although the display is still black and white. But perhaps the biggest difference is its new touchscreen function — you could tap the Charge 2 to switch the display, but it didn't really have any capabilities beyond that.  While built-in GPS would be nice, the Charge 3 does offer connected GPS via your smartphone for walking, running, and hiking while you're outdoors so you do have the option to track your distance in more than just steps.  In addition to counting steps like any good fitness tracker should, the Charge 3 also measures stairs climbed, calories burned, resting and active heart rate, and offers in-depth sleep tracking. It even shows which type of sleep you're in: light, deep, or REM. You can also see how your habits stack up against those of other people your age via the app.  If you're feeling stressed, this tracker also offers breathing exercises to help you relax. 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If you're opposing counsel to Lane Jefferies, a lawyer with Anastopoulo Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina and you want to talk with Jefferies about the case, well then, buckle up, chucklefuck, because you are in for a hell of a ride. As Jefferies' email footer informs those he corresponds with, if you want to call him about a case, you can try ringing his office between 4 and 4:30PM, during which time he will devote five minutes to discussing the case with you. Should your five minute performance pass muster with Jefferies, the signature file goes on to say, he will "instruct my staff to schedule a longer meeting with you if you satisfy the criteria set forth in #2 below." Criteria #2, the sigfile continues, is this: "Begin by providing my office with a specific agenda of items you would like to discuss... Be sure to identify the tangible outcomes to be achieved as to each item, and persuasively describe how these outcomes, if achieved, would promote the greatest recovery for my client in the least amount of time and for the least expense." But there's more! "On the other hand, if you do not persuade my staff that scheduling a meeting is consistent with my promise to my clients not to try to do 1000 things at once that won’t contribute much, if anything, to the results we are trying to achieve, then no meeting will be scheduled (though you remain free to call any afternoon as described in #1 above)... Read the rest
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McKinsey survey: AI boosts revenue, but companies struggle to scale use
The latest McKinsey Global Survey of business owners found that more businesses are generating revenue as a result of AI but few have scaled usage.
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Cocktail of the week: tropical vegroni | The Good Mixer
From the Island Social Club comes this pineapple-scented, campari and vermouth concoction made with vodka instead of gin – a perfect fireside aperitifStirred drinks, with their bright, clear colours, make great winter cocktails. The pineapple in this one lends it a welcome touch of the warm tropics, although the drink itself was a total accident. While testing a negroni recipe, I picked up a bottle of vodka by mistake and ended up with this. You’ll need to steep the fruit in Campari at least three days ahead.Serves 1 Continue reading...
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Gift Better: Holiday picks for everyone on your list
Gift ideas for everyone on your list this holiday season, including your parents, siblings, significant other and more.
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The 10 Best Books of 2019
The editors of The Times Book Review choose the best fiction and nonfiction titles this year.
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The DeanBeat: Helsinki is still a hotbed for mobile games and tech
This week, I found myself at a party at Löyly, a sauna and bar at the edge of the Baltic Sea in Helsinki, Finland. A loud party was going on around me, but I found myself in a conversation with Samuli Syvähuoko, who had just come out of the sauna and was wrapped in just […]
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How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud
Advancements in cloud technology and the proliferation of cloud migrations enables the growth of a “self-service” culture when it comes to Business Intelligence (BI), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) advanced analytics. Here is how intelligent data addresses the chasm in the cloud. Self-service advanced analytics allows business users in an organization to directly […] The post How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud appeared first on ReadWrite.
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Lakers News: Latest Injury Updates on Kyle Kuzma, Avery Bradley and Alex Caruso
Just call him "Big Game Kuz." Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma has to wear protective goggles to protect his right eye, so he's leaning into it. "I'm James Worthy now," Kuzma told reporters after participating in practice Thursday...
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It's Time to Try a Jefferson Deadlift
So far in our weird lifts challenge, I’ve asked you to do a one-handed deadlift and a one-handed dumbbell snatch. Now here’s a relief: for this week’s lift, I’ll let you put both hands on the barbell. We’re doing Jefferson deadlifts. Read more...
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Valve has made me believe in Half-Life again
Just over two years ago, I left Valve's Half-Life franchise for dead. It had been ten years since Half-Life 2: Episode Two left fans with a massive cliffhanger that it seemed would never be resolved. But three days ago, Valve revealed that the story...
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Here are the best Black Friday deals on PC gaming components
Photo by Stefan Etienne / The Verge Console refreshes happen every few years, but for PC gamers, there’s always a tantalizing potential upgrade that could make your gaming machine just that much better. And with Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, there are a lot of great deals to consider to find that perfect missing part. We’ve rounded up some of the best deals we could find — in fact, a lot of deals are live right now, which we’ve noted — and hopefully, there’s one among them that will bring you another great year of gaming. Note: all Newegg deals go live on Wednesday, November 25th, unless otherwise stated. Graphics cards Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 590 for $179.99 at Newegg (normally $219.99), comes with three months of Xbox Game Pass for PC and a free copy of B... Continue reading…
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'Make the big ask' and other tips for becoming an expert at pitching ideas, courtesy of an award-winning speaker
Courtesy of Teneshia Jackson Warner Teneshia Jackson Warner is an award-winning multicultural marketing expert, purpose-driven entrepreneur, and author. She is the founder, CEO, and chief creative officer of EGAMI Group. Teneshia founded The Dream Project, an annual empowerment conference that helps thousands of entrepreneurs, creatives, and career "dreamers" plan and achieve their goals. The following is an excerpt from her book, "The Big Stretch: 90 Days to Expand Your Dreams, Crush Your Goals, and Create Your Own Success." In it, she gets advice from Dream Project Small Business Pitch Competition winner Candace Mitchell on crafting the perfect pitch. Mitchell says that you need to show that you have the knowledge to build a "great business model." And remember that "people invest in people." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you want an activity to become easier, keep practicing it. The more you practice, the more familiar the exercise will become, and the better you'll get at the skill. One skill that you'll need to perfect is the art of the pitch, during which you'll have to be able to speak clearly and quickly about your vision and make some "big asks." Courtesy of Candace MitchellSee the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:Economic policy ignores women, and it goes back to basic theories developed by menA journalist interviewed hundreds of people to find out what life after 30 looks like in America. Here's one of their stories.It's almost impossible to get rid of student loan debt when filing for bankruptcy, but help may be on the waySEE ALSO: Zappos gives new employees 4 weeks to decide if it's a good fit — and lets them quit with pay if not. Their head of HR explains how this policy has helped them save money and hire great people.
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This funny moment between Roger Federer and a fan is why he’s the people’s GOAT
Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images One reason everyone loves Roger Federer is because he’s not just good at sports, he is good sport. In this video from an exhibition match in Argentina, a fan asks Roger Federer to stay still for a photo and the greatest male tennis player ever obliges: Someone asked Roger to not move while they were taking photos and this happened pic.twitter.com/coDFLJofNI— Olly (@Olly_ATP_2019) November 20, 2019 Look at this cheeky guy! First he pauses for a thumbs up. Then he’s like ... you know what? I’m gonna really sell this. And then where I really lost it is the sports poses. Obviously he is good at tennis, but this wry humor is a big part of why Roger Federer Tennis Dad is the people’s choice among men’s tennis’ Big Three. Hey, while you’re here, want to watch a 10-minute video about the Federer vs. Nadal 2008 Wimbledon Final — AKA Wimbledon’s greatest men’s tennis final of all time? Cool let’s do that:
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African Union urges Britain to cede Chagos Islands, end 'colonial' rule
The African Union on Friday called on Britain to withdraw from the Chagos Islands and end its "continued colonial administration" there after a U.N. deadline for it to do so expired.
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Alec and Hilaria Baldwin say they’ll try for another baby after miscarriage
"If you have kids, and if you're like us, sometimes you feel like you can't stop having kids," Alec shared.
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M&S poaches Tesco executive for top clothing job
British retailer Marks & Spencer has appointed the chief executive of rival Tesco's F&F Clothing division to be the boss of its struggling clothing and home business, it said on Friday.
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House Intelligence Committee wraps historic week of public hearings; Patrick Frazee sentenced to life in prison
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University decries professor's 'vile' racism and sexism – but says it can't fire him
IU Bloomington says its hand are tied: ‘We cannot fire Professor Rasmusen – the first amendment of the constitution forbids us’An economics professor at Indiana University Bloomington has published a number of extremely racist, homophobic and sexist tweets – and yet the university has put out a statement saying it cannot penalize or fire him for doing so.“Professor Eric Rasmusen has, for many years, used his private social media accounts to disseminate his racist, sexist, and homophobic views,” read the statement from the university’s provost, Lauren Robel. “We cannot, nor would we, fire Professor Rasmusen for his posts as a private citizen, as vile and stupid as they are, because the first amendment of the United States constitution forbids us to do so. That is not a close call.” Continue reading...
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S&P 500, Dow Jones edge higher on trade optimism; Tesla drags Nasdaq
The S&P 500 and Dow Jones indexes eked out gains on Friday after President Donald Trump signalled an imminent trade deal with China, while the Nasdaq was weighed down by a slump in shares of Tesla after the launch of its electric pickup truck.
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Nordstrom soars 8 percent, exceeding Wall Street forecast
Nordstrom raised its 2019 forecast, unlike many competitors, and reported third-quarter profit above Wall Street expectations on Thursday as it sold more off-price clothing and kept inventories in check, sending the retailer’s shares up about 8 percent in extended trading. The Seattle-based company, which sells everything from apparel and footwear to home decor, said investments...
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Here are some of the survey questions Salesforce uses to see how employees feel about work — and to help them find new bosses if they're burned out
Business InsiderSalesforce Salesforce surveys employees twice a year on how much they enjoy work and how burned out they feel. Managers' scores — on measures such as how motivated their employees feel — are published to the whole organization. Salesforce looks at which managers have the most engaged teams, then asks those managers what they do to inspire their reports and tries to scale those practices company-wide. As it turns out, some of Salesforce's best bosses allow their teams to take risks and make mistakes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Lots of companies give lip service to the importance of transparency. Salesforce — the cloud-technology giant with a market cap of $143 billion — takes organizational openness to a new level.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Inside Salesforce's mega-conference, which turns downtown San Francisco into 'Burning Man for people with jobs' and draws the likes of Barack Obama, Tim Cook, and Fleetwood MacLegendary VC Ben Horowitz is now asking job candidates their thoughts on WeWork — and their response shows him whether they'll respect entrepreneurs or let power go to their head'Growth mindset' cultures like Microsoft's drive organizational transformation, researchers say. Here’s how this has measurable results for companies.SEE ALSO: Marc Benioff refuses to compromise on company values. Here's how that's turned Salesforce into one of America's happiest companies — and most attractive employers.
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Tesla's new 'Cybertruck' windows aren't as 'bulletproof' as expected
During Tesla's unveiling of their first electric pickup truck, a demo highlighting the trucks 'unbreakable' windows didn't go as planned.  Read more...More about Watercooler, Tesla, Elon Musk, Cybertruck, and Tech
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Shattered expectations: Design questioned after Tesla truck launch
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How Climate Change Is Erasing the Past
When Omar El Akkad returned to the playground where he snuck his first kiss as a teenager in Doha, Qatar, he was dismayed to find the swings and slides replaced with skyscrapers and hotels. But the rapid urban transformation of one of the richest countries on Earth reminded him of another kind of obliteration, a loss…Read more...
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Bitcoin plummets to a six-month low on China crackdown
Bitcoin slumped to a six-month low on Friday after China’s central bank launched a fresh crackdown on cryptocurrencies, warning of the risks entailed in issuing or trading them. Ciara Lee reports
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Trump resurfaces debunked theory Ukraine interfered in 2016 election
President gave a rambling 55-minute interview on Fox & Friends, continuing to push claim a top Russia expert called ‘fictional’Donald Trump has continued to promote a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, a day after the former top Russia expert in the White House called it a “fictional narrative” in dramatic impeachment testimony.In her testimony on Thursday, British-born Fiona Hill said Republicans loyal to Trump must stop pushing the idea that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential election because it plays into Vladimir Putin’s hands. Continue reading...
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Police delays hamper Manchester Arena bombing inquiry
Hearing told inquiry may be delayed beyond April due to ‘diabolical’ failure to provide key evidenceA public inquiry into the Manchester Arena bombing may be delayed due to a “diabolical” failure by police to provide crucial witness statements more than two years after the attack.A preliminary hearing was told that the inquiry could be pushed back to beyond April next year because Greater Manchester police (GMP) had not provided key evidence on time. Continue reading...
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Trump openly admitted on live TV to doing the thing he's accused of in the impeachment inquiry
Associated Press In a Friday interview on "Fox & Friends," President Donald Trump openly admitted to holding up military aid to Ukraine to pressure the government to investigate a baseless conspiracy theory about Ukrainian election interference and Democratic collusion. In other words, Trump acknowledged doing the very thing he has repeatedly denied and will likely be impeached for. The president started off by referencing the broad outlines of the conspiracy, suggesting Ukraine is hiding a Democratic National Committee "server" that contains evidence of Ukrainian meddling. Then, crucially, he tacked on: "We're looking for corruption, there's tremendous corruption, and why should we be giving hundreds of millions of dollars to countries where there's this kind of corruption?" Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In a Friday morning interview on "Fox & Friends," President Donald Trump admitted to holding up military aid to pressure Ukraine's government to investigate a baseless conspiracy that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election. In other words, he acknowledged doing the very thing he will likely be impeached for and has repeatedly denied.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Fiona Hill and David Holmes gave powerful testimony about how everything was about to 'blow up' with Trump and Ukraine. Here are the biggest takeaways from their impeachment-inquiry hearing.Former NSC official Fiona Hill gave a masterclass on what it means to be a nonpartisan fact witnessWhat comes next in the impeachment inquiry hearingsSEE ALSO: Fiona Hill and David Holmes gave powerful testimony about how everything was about to 'blow up' with Trump and Ukraine. Here are the biggest takeaways from their impeachment-inquiry hearing.
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Cost management tips for your private cloud
More predictable workloads can run on-premises for about half the cost of a public cloud solution but managing private cloud costs is still a challenge.
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Ex-NFL QBs Josh Johnson, Taylor Heinicke, Chase Litton Sign XFL Contracts
Former NFL quarterbacks Josh Johnson , Taylor Heinicke and Chase Litton have been assigned to XFL teams ahead of the league's 2020 reboot. Johnson will join the Los Angeles Wildcats, Heinicke will suit up for the St...
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WHO sounds alarm on Ebola due to Congo insecurity
About 360 people are at potential risk of Ebola after contact with an infected person in eastern Congo yet many of them are out of reach due to clashes and insecurity, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
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Airbnb COO Belinda Johnson to step down
Airbnb Inc said on Friday Chief Operating Officer Belinda Johnson will step down from the role and join the board of the home rental platform.
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