The Event Chronicle
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Defying Valley Bias The tech industrySilicon Valley in particular—is deplorable when it comes to respect for older inventors and entrepreneurs. Silicon Valley's 150 largest tech companies were sued 226 times for age bias from 2008 through 2015, according to data from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla has been quoted saying, “People over 45 basically die in terms of new ideas.” He’s 62. Lots of evidence pushes back against this ageism. One study found that twice as many successful entrepreneurs are over 50 as under 25. A 2011 study found that physicists make their greatest discoveries around age 48. If you saw the movie The Founder —which, apparently, nobody did—you might note that Ray Kroc was in his 50s when he got McDonald’s going. A man old enough to be Mark Zuckerberg’s great-grandfather just unveiled energy storage technology that might save the planet.
TIME - Top Stories
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have a recent history of trolling, led by the master of this delicate craft , LeBron James . The internet noticed when James wore hats and shirts that appeared to have fun with the Warriors loss after the Cavs took the 2016 NBA Finals. (He eventually explained at least one wardrobe choice was coincidental .) But later last year, there was James' annual Halloween party where King James had tombstone cookies for the Warriors players Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. The most recent development from the team, however, might just be the most unusual yet. Tucked neatly into ESPN s Baxter Holmes' in-depth look into why the humble peanut butter and jelly sandwich is the NBA's secret weapon of choice is a brief but pertinent anecdote about how the Cavs use even a simple PB&J as an opportunity to let rivals know exactly how they feel about them.
Politico
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Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, questioned on Wednesday whether the panel’s Republican chairman, Devin Nunes, is acting as a “surrogate of the White House.” Earlier on Wednesday, in what was apparently a surprise to his fellow committee members, Nunes held a news conference and then briefed President Donald Trump on what he said was evidence that members of Trump’s transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under U.S. government surveillance following November’s presidential election. At his own news conference later that afternoon, Schiff sharply criticized Nunes, given that his committee is in the middle of an active investigation that includes the question of whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia’s suspected attempts to meddle in last year’s election. “The chairman will need to decide whether he is the chairman of an independent investigation into conduct which includes allegations of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russians, or he is going to act as a surrogate of the White House, because he cannot do both,” Schiff told reporters.
TIME - News
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Legendary pro skateboarder Tony Hawk is a pretty big deal: he's the breakout star of the rebel sport, putting it on the national map and campaigning for its mainstream acceptance . He's also amassed a true empire thanks to his classic skating video games , all of which feature his face and voice prominently. But apparently his distinctive name rings more bells than his face, as he learned recently while trying to pass through airport security. According to a tweet posted from Hawk himself while he was in Anchorage, AK, he had a pretty hilarious encounter with a TSA agent who may have recognized the famous brandbut failed to identify the man himself, standing right in front of her with his carry-on. TSA agent (checking my ID): "Hawk, like that skateboarder Tony Hawk!" Me: exactly Her: "Cool, I wonder what he's up to these days" Me: this Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) March 21, 2017 People were quick to sympathize with Hawk, respecting the ironic problem of fame when it doesn't get recognized.
Voice Of America
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"Given the current evidence, there is no indication that this was a terrorist attack," police say. A Syrian man wounds 15 people when he blows himself up outside a music festival in Ansbach in southern Germany. Islamic State claims responsibility for the attack. The 27-year-old arrived in Germany two years ago and claimed asylum. He had been in trouble with the police repeatedly for drug-taking and other offences and had faced deportation to Bulgaria. July 22, 2016 - An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman apparently acting alone kills at least nine people in Munich. The teenager had no Islamist ties but was obsessed with mass killings. The attack was carried out on the fifth anniversary of twin attacks by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik that killed 77 people. July 18, 2016 - A 17-year-old Afghan refugee wielding an axe and a knife attacks passengers on a train in southern Germany, severely wounding four, before being shot dead by police.
Sky News
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the Houses of Parliament. Having apparently got in through the front gates before being shot. This incident shows the success of the security arrangements in Parliament, he got past the actual boundary wall, but only by the.
BBC News 24
2 hours
that officer was stabbed, the Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood apparently gave mouth-to-mouth was this the Tate and and tried to save the life of that police officer -- apparently.
Sky News
2 hours
I had seen the premise or go through, so I told them that the Prime Minister already went through. People were looking for her to make sure she was safe and secure. Apparently she had already been taken away as soon as she had left the division. I was told that there would be another division after.
Ars Technica
2 hours
Enlarge / The small bit of foam in the lower-right corner is apparently the only thing needed to make a Nintendo Switch left Joy-Con start working perfectly. (credit: Sean Hollister / CNet ) Update: Nintendo of America has issued the following statement to Ars Technica that seems to confirm much of what was shown in the original CNET report: There is no design issue with the Joy-Con controllers, and no widespread proactive repair or replacement effort is underway. A manufacturing variation has resulted in wireless interference with a small number of the left Joy-Con. Moving forward this will not be an issue, as the manufacturing variation has been addressed and corrected at the factory level. We have determined a simple fix can be made to any affected Joy-Con to improve connectivity. There are other reasons consumers may be experiencing wireless interference.
The Event Chronicle
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President Trump tweeted out the exchange with the caption “ the NSA and FBI tell Congress that Russia did not influence electoral process .” In what was indubitably a first, Democratic lawmaker Jim Himes of Connecticut fact-checked the president’s Twitter account during the congressional hearing, asking, “ T hat’s not quite accurate, that tweet? ” Comey responded: “It’s hard for me to react to that, let me just tell you what we’ve said is. We’ve offered no opinion, have no view, [and]have no information on potential impact because it’s never something we’ve looked at.” Trump’s own inner circle is not helping his case. Confidant Roger Stone has been a spur in the heel of the administration’s efforts to rid themselves of the Russian controversy. Stone has boasted about a relationship with Wikileaks insiders, including Julian Assange. Though Assange has denied that Russian state actors were behind the DNC leaks, 17 American intelligence agencies concluded the Kremlin was involvedconclusions that apparently remain questionable .
Mashable
2 hours
Nintendo has finally explained just what was going on with Switch Joy-Con controllers particularly the left one de-syncing in wireless mode. It was a "manufacturing variation," a statement from the company confirms. In other words: something happened at the factory level that left some Joy-Con controllers not all, Nintendo maintains more susceptible to wireless interference. SEE ALSO: Someone put the Nintendo Switch's battery to the test Also: yes, this issue is apparently specific to the left Joy-Con, according to Nintendo's statement. Early investigations suggested otherwise, so hit up Nintendo support if you're seeing the same issue with the right Joy-Con. Read more... More about Nintendo Switch , Nintendo , Gaming , Entertainment , and Entertainment
Voice Of America
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After her birth, Valentin Yumashev married Tatyana Dyachenko, the younger daughter of Yeltsin. Some of Deripaska’s past has apparently come back to haunt him. He was reportedly barred for years from entering the United States because of alleged ties with organized crime, and while that ban was lifted in 2005, it was reimposed in 2006. Deripaska enlisted help to try to overcome these hurdles. For example, he reportedly paid $560,000 in the early 2000s to Alston & Bird, the law firm of Bob Dole, the former U.S. Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, which was able to get Deripaska’s U.S. visa reinstated, at least for a time. In addition, the Washington Post reported in January 2008 that Rick Davis, who was then the manager of Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign, helped arrange a drinks-and-dinner meeting in January 2006 between Deripaska and a small group of U.
Sky News
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where he was treated on the cobbles of the palace yard, and the grounds of the Houses of Parliament, having apparently got in through the front gates before being shot. This incident shows the success really of.
BBC One Wales
3 hours
This police footage from Wrexham shows men apparently high on new psychoactive substances. The town recently became the focus of attention when these pictures were taken at the bus station. Agencies who work with drug users say Wrexham isn't unique but this new challenge is
Bournemouth Daily Echo
3 hours
DORSET MPs are being held in the House of Commons after a man apparently carrying a knife charged through the gates into the front yard of the parliamentary compound.
BBC Parliament
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a ad and what comes up, Hamilton tickets, on sale today, by now, secure your tickets. Last-minute tickets. But apparently Viagogo don't sell tickets. It would be easier for the public not to quite understand what they do. I don't understand it
21stCenturyWire
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These reports were apparently based on materials retrieved from the computer of the Amir of Gaziantep' Yunus Durmaz, who blew himself up to avoid getting arrrested in May last year. In fact, in August last year, another CHP MP, namely Elif Doğan Türkmen from Adana, visited Gaziantep only to subsequently report to the press that “3 to 4 neighbourhoods are literally in the hands of ISIS and according to the local population the state deliberately ignores this.” And in November 2016 then, the opposition daily Cumhuriyet published a piece based on the prosecutors' report on the 2015 Ankara bombings, detailing that video footage available on the computer of one of the arrested suspects, a man called Yakup Karaoğlu, conctituted circumstantial evidence regarding the city's relationship with the Islamic State (IS/ISIS). The footage in question showed IS supporters touring the city on 3 motorcycles and in eleven separate vehicles, while shoutingAllahu Akbar.
Western Daily Press
4 hours
A Dorset MP apparently gave a policeman mouth to mouth first aid treatment before he died from stab wounds in the aftermath of an apparent terrorist attack in London today (March 22). It is now being reported that the police officer stabbed in one of several incidents near the Palace of Westminster has sadly died.Earlier, one woman was confirmed to have died and several others suffered catastrophic injuries. BBC journalist Peter Henley tweeted to praise Tobias Ellwood, an MP representing...
USA Today - Top Stories
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Techradar
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Like the look of the OnePlus 3T but wish it was just a little more black? As black as midnight, for example? Then your prayers are about to be answered, as OnePlus has announced that its launching a limited edition Midnight Black version of its flagship handset. Its not clear just how limited this edition will be, but the first 250 units will be available from HBX from 9AM PT/4PM GMT on March 24. When you inevitably fail to be one of the first 250 though youre not out of luck, as OnePlus will also be selling the Midnight Black OnePlus 3T on its website for a limited time at an undefined later date, while UK customers will also be able to grab it on an O2 contract from March 28. Trial and error Apparently OnePlus went through more than 30 color iterations before reaching this particular shade of black, which is achieved through three dark coatings of paint and two sandblasting treatments.
BBC News 24
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understand 500 people, MPs included, were moved into Westminster Abbey and understanding perhaps that they were going to be questioned or interviewed by police, maybe giving witness statements. There are apparently 1,000 people inside Westminster Abbey, an MP told me and they said they expected to be.
RT UK
4 hours
The first images apparently showing the man who launched a terrorist attack in central London on Wednesday have appeared in the UK media. Read Full Article at RT.com
ABC News - International
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Washington Free Beacon
5 hours
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was asked during his confirmation hearing Tuesday whether he'd rather fight a horse-sized duck or a hundred duck-sized horses. Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) explained that he texted his family members and asked them what he should ask Gorsuch. "My son Dallin, a teenager, said, Ask him if he would rather fight a hundred duck-sized horsed or one horse-sized duck?'" Flake said. "I had never heard it either," Flake said apologetically as laughter broke out. "Apparently it was a question on Reddit a while ago." "You can tell him I'm very rarely at a loss for words, but you got me," Gorsuch answered. The post Gorsuch Asked at Hearing if He'd Rather Fight Horse-Sized Duck or 100 Duck-Sized Horses appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .