Sky News
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All 11 justices will take their seats to give an answer to a seemingly simple question - who has the power to kick-start Brexit? The Prime Minister or Parliament? But reaching a conclusion will have been anything but simple, according to a former deputy president of the Supreme Court.
Open Culture
37 minutes
(You can listen to all the segments individually here .) Producer Marty Goldensohn talks about recording them at Vonnegut’s apartment, where the famous writer would answer the phone every few minutes for a brief talk with one curious fan after another, none of whom he’d taken any pains whatsoever to keep from finding his phone number. “It was a wonderful thing,” says Goldensohn. “He had a way of talking, hearing what he wanted to hear, thanking, and hanging up very nicely. Sixty seconds.” He’d also mastered, adds Lehrer, the art of the one-minute trip to the afterlife, and the stories this unusual radio format allowed him to tell surely drew from the vast range of experiences and emotions to which Vonnegut had exposed his mind not just through reading, but also with such frequent and brief yet very real human connections he’d make on a seemingly near-constant basis.
KyivPost
an hour
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Jan. 23 that openness, not populism, polarization or isolation, was the answer to the world's challenges of globalization and digitalization. I think that, a quarter of a century after German unification, after the end of the Cold War, a new historical era will perhaps be replaced by another one, Merkel said in a speech to church leaders in Wuerzburg. Read more here. The post Reuters: Merkel says populism won't solve world's problems appeared first on KyivPost .
MintPress News
an hour
A parked limousine burns as riot police clear the street during a demonstration after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in downtown Washington. (AP/John Minchillo) Police had already cracked down hours before the marches began, blocking access to rally sites, angering many protesters unable to reach them and driving hundreds into the streets. “Perhaps as many as 10,000 people spent hours waiting in line to pass through the checkpoints to enter the protest, and thousands never made it in,” Ben Becker, an organizer for the ANSWER Coalition , which rallied at the Navy Memorial along the inaugural parade, told MintPress News. “The checkpoints were sporadically closed and nearby roads were segmented off without warning or reason, which stopped people from accessing the protest from other directions as well.” They arrested everyone’ A protestor cries out in pain after being hit by a bean bag round fired from police during a demonstration after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Friday, Jan.
MintPress News
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This means the PIC can refuse to allow protesters along the route. An activist group called Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (Answer) has been engaged in a legal battle with the National Park Service since 2005, arguing the privatization of the Inauguration is an attempt to “sanitize” the streets of dissent. While the National Park Service has been controversially setting aside tickets for the PIC since 1980 , the issue garnered more attention this year when it was discovered that the sidewalk in front of the Trump International Hotel, a significant site for protesters, would be a part of PIC’s ticket-only area. Adding another level of bureaucracy, the Washington Post reported the hotel and plaza in front are actually under the control of Trump’s real estate agency, meaning protesters would have to literally ‘ask permission’ to remain in the space.
The Points Guy
an hour
I’d be lying if I told you I wasnt initially intimidated by the idea of traveling with my son, and ultimately we waited until he was a big ol’ four months old before taking him to Florida for the weekend. It’s safe to say that experience was much easier than I'd anticipated, so I took my second child on a plane at the ripe age of three weeks; this time, we jumped right onto a six-hour flight to California. Taking small children on the plane doesn't have to be a bad experience with the right preparation and attitude. Image courtesy of Angelina Aucello. Now that my kids have been on dozens of flights and have frequent flyer accounts of their own, when parents ask how I do it, I frankly dont have a magic answer or secret formula. While the world may make it seem like it’s a scary thing to just pick up and go somewhere with young children, it’s important to remember that with anything in life, how enjoyable things are with your children has a lot to do with the mindset you have as a parent.
PCWorld
an hour
Wayne Watson asked for advice about backing up his PC. First I’ll give you six great reasons to back up your PC: Hardware failure (especially your hard drive or SSD). Ransomware . Theft. Fire. Flood. User error (probably the most common). Next, I’ll give you an easy, three-item checklist for backing up said PC. They’re steps well worth taking. Answer Line gets emails every day from people desperate to recover lost files. The ones who backed up didnt bother to write. [Have a tech question? Send your query to answer@pcworld.com .] To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Futurity
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Ars Technica
an hour
Enlarge (credit: NASA/NordForsk ) The Earth's climate system moves slowly, since the atmosphere and oceans take time to reach new equilibria. As a result, there are some questions about the climate where it's much easier to provide an answer for a thousand years from now than it is for, say, the next hundred years. When we look at past changes in sea level, for example, the planet’s ice may take thousands of years to come to equilibrium. But we can use those views of the past as a preview of what's in store for us. During the previous break between glacial periods, about 120,000 years ago, sea level was around six to nine meters (20 to 30 feet) higher than it is today, as the cycles in Earth’s orbit that drive the “ice ages” were in a particularly warm phase then. But working out precisely how warm that world was compared to the present day has been difficult.
Sky News
an hour
This portion contains about 90 particles of plastic. This scientist carried out the first compressive risk assessment, shown exclusively to Sky News, which suggests that the micro plastic can be absorbed into our bloodstream. His research shows that by the end of the century, as many as 4000 tiny fragments per year could build up in the body. I have asked many physicians, colleagues, what does micro plastic do when it gets into our blood system? The blunt answer was, "We don't know.
Daily Mail - News
an hour
Last night a BBC Horizon documentary sought to answer the question many frustrated consumers have long been asking – why doesnt my hair look as perfect as that of the models on TV adverts?
Voice Of America
an hour
Recall hunger,” said one sign. Another, carried by student Sikiu Quintero, read, “Military, go back to your barracks.” “We're sick of going hungry,'' Quintero said. “The military is totally corrupt and everyone knows now that they're stealing our food.” Foreign intervention answer? The issue also raised tempers in the hours-long food lines that have become common across Venezuela. Yanet Montilla, who had lined up at dawn in hopes of buying rice for her three daughters, said she thinks only foreign intervention will bring change to Venezuela. “It makes you mad because they don't leave anything to take to your children,” she said. “But what are we going to do? We all have families and can't risk getting killed in the street.”
Sputnik International
an hour
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has claimed that the Trump administration will ‘work with Russia or anyone else’ to quickly defeat Daesh, but, when asked if that included Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Spicer refused to give a clear answer.
MintPress News
an hour
They said as Arab women they face gender struggles within their community as well as externally. They added that the march is an opportunity not only to tackle Trump’s misogyny but to address cultural sexism, too. “White feminism is a big deal, but it’s not the feminism that’s important to us as brown women,” Shawk Masbab said. “This is our chance to say white Americans are not the only ones that are out here, we’re out here, too, and we’re being underrepresented in every form.” A poster of a Muslim woman with an American flag wrapped around her head as a hijab was visibly abundant among other signs at the march. Mike Veanata, a protester, said the artwork, which reads “We the people,” has become a symbol of the revolution” against Trump’s policies. “It’s the answer right here. She is part of America,” Veanata said of the woman depicted in the image.
SiteProNews
an hour
Today, sites that are not optimized for mobile risk being penalized by Google, which may have a detrimental impact on rankings and search engine results page visibility. Is Your Content Mobile Friendly? The answer to this question depends in large part on which CMS you use to create content. If you are on WordPress or HubSpot, for example, it's likely that the answer is yes. Both of these platforms take proactive steps trying to content creation phase to make content immediately mobile friendly. This is especially so for HubSpot , which enables AMP on every page created with its CMS. If you don't use one of these platforms, or you're not sure if your content is optimized for mobile, here are a few tools you can use to find out: Google's mobile-friendly test tool. This is one of the simplest and fastest mobile optimization tools out there. Just plug in your site's URL, and this tool tells you if your site is mobile-friendly and, if it’s not, what you can do to make it that way.
Politico
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The optimistic view, they say, is that Mulvaney will have to answer to Trump, meaning he wont be as free to target defense spending as he was in Congress. Even in his best of intentions, if he wanted to do it, he’s not going to be able to do it,” said Gordon Adams, an American University professor and former OMB official, who like Mulvaney opposes Pentagon and congressional efforts to use the war budget to skirt budget caps. The war budget could well be the first battleground over defense spending. The Pentagon has estimated that about $30 billion of the $58 billion in war funding requested in fiscal 2017 is not primarily for war-related expenses. Some defense hawks and industry officials worry that even if Trump succeeds in raising the budget caps, the administration would just shift money from the war fund into the regular annual budget, leaving the Pentagon without any actual increase in dollars.
Politico
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Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) pushed Sessions on whether he would step aside from any FBI investigations into Russian meddling of the 2016 elections and if he planned on recusing himself if DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel is asked to assess issues involving potential violations of the Emolument Clause. Sessionsanswer to all those queries was essentially the same. “I am not aware of a basis to recuse myself from such investigations,” Sessions told the Judiciary Committee. “However, if a specific matter arose where I believed my impartiality might reasonably be questioned, I would consult with Department ethics officials regarding the most appropriate way to proceed. As I made clear at my confirmation hearing, I will always be fair and work within the law and the established procedures of the Department.” Among other revelations in the extensive written questionsposed mostly by DemocratsSessions said he would not recuse himself from voting to confirm other Cabinet nominees as he waits for his own promotion to the Trump administration.
Politico
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The front row didn't get called on until question number six, with the Associated Press, typically among the first questioners, asking about possible joint action with Russia in Syria. By the end of the briefing most of the front row got questions in, along with a wide variety of outlets both domestic and foreign. But the statement remained: This time, at least, smaller outlets got to go first. For years, some reporters and White House operatives have complained about how the reporters in the front row asks all the questions and, because they’re often from the television world, turn the event into theater instead of a substantial question and answer session. And on that score, many were cheered by Spicer’s support for smaller outlets. I was pleased to get the second question of the first press briefing,” said Jennifer Wishon, White House correspondent for the Christian Broadcasting Network, which has had a designated seat in the back of the briefing room since 2009.
PressTV News
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The Sun Daily - World News
an hour
The Facebook chief took on the personal project last year, devoting about 100 hours to making a system inspired by Iron Man film character Jarvis as a virtual assistant to help manage his household. Jarvis is not a physical robot, but an application Zuckerberg can access through his phone or computer to control lights, temperature, music, security, appliances and more. The software learns his tastes and patterns, as well as new words or concepts, and can even entertain his one-year-old daughter Max, according to Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg plans to continue improving Jarvis, and says he expects AI technology to improve greatly in the coming five to 10 years. AI is getting a foothold in people's homes, starting with devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers that link to personal assistants to answer questions and control connected devices. — AFP
ITV
an hour
We will know the answer is 9:30. After six weeks of deliberation, the judges will say in just six minutes what it is that they are ruling. If they will with MPs and peers have say, the government has to get cracking pretty quickly on getting a rather impenetrable act through the house as fast as they can if they want to stick to Theresa May's schedule.
RT
an hour
Posh English accents are perceived to be sinister because they imply a higher level of intellect, making evil scheming seem more believable, an expert has claimed. Read Full Article at RT.com
Breitbart News
2 hours
White House press secretary Sean Spicer called out the media for repeatedly trying to undermine and demoralize President Donald Trump and his supporters. “Hes gone out there and defied the odds over and over and over again, and he keeps getting told what he cant do by this narrative thats out there,” Spicer said. “And he exceeds it every single time.” Spicer made his remarks during a question and answer session with CNN’s Jim Acosta during the White House Press briefing. During the briefing, Spicer listed all of the speculative predictions that the media made during Trump’s campaign, the transition, and the inauguration that turned out to be wrong. “I think over and over again theres this constant attempt to undermine his credibility and the movement that he represents,” Spicer said. “And its frustrating for not just him, but I think so many of us that are trying to work to get this message out.
The Northern Echo
2 hours
FOR hundreds of North-East drivers, resisting the urge to answer a phone call or scroll through a text message behind the wheel can be too much.