Washington Free Beacon
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Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair candidate Raymond Buckley reflected on Monday about a phone call that he received from his niece sobbing' because Donald Trump won the election. Buckley was discussing the “Black Lives Mattermovement at the DNC Chair Candidates Forum and criticizing Republicans for attempting to change the subject on the topic when he began reflecting on the election results and the impact that it had on his twenty-year-old niece. Buckley said he and Democrats were all grieving after the election and that he only got two hours of sleep before his niece, who is African-American, called him at 6 AM. “At 6 o'clock in the morning, I was woken up. I saw that it was my niece, Taneisha, and what had not even processed in my mind when I was so upset about what the results were was how she, as a young African American twenty-year old, how she processed what happened the night before and she was sobbing so hard that I couldn't understand at first what she was saying,” Buckley said.
Techradar - Reviews
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Every other client we've ever seen places the list of countries right next to the Connect button, for instance, because, well, you know, it's a blindingly obvious thing to do. Bizarrely, Mullvad's client places them on separate tabs instead. There's nothing next to the Connect button to indicate what the current location might be, and you have to switch tabs to change it, then switch back to get online. Another example: the client displays Time left which is important when you've only got three hours connection time in the free trial. But guess what? This doesn't update dynamically, so if you leave the window open it'll say 3 hours until your actual time is up. And it only displays in round hours, not minutes. Even when we closed and reopened the window, it still only displayed 2 hours.
OK!
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Kylie Jenner has debuted a shorter hairstyle on Snapchat [Kylie Jenner/Snapchat] However the 19-year-old was clearly less than impressed with her tresses, telling her Snapchat followers: “The gag is.. I had to cut off all my hair today.” As she zoomed into her temple, little broken blonde hairs were visible under her newly darkened locks suggesting that the change had been down to necessity rather than choice owing to damage previously caused by peroxide. When asked by a fan ...
The Huffington Post
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Plymouth Herald
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Driving in winter weather can be tricky at the best of times, especially when visibility is reduced.Fog can change the way we drive significantly, even on routes we are very familiar with, as we are all more cautious.You might be tempted to reach for the fog lights switch as soon as some low-laying cloud rolls in, but don't be fooled. There are laws around when you should be using your fog lights as they may dazzle other drivers, creating dangerous conditions for others and yourself.So here is...
Phys.Org
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The Economic Times
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Work-Life Balance Work-life balance holds great significance for both male and female employees as almost 70% male and 60% female employees clearly state they will not trade a good work-life balance for a better pay package. On the question of happiness with their current balance, 65% female employees say they are happy with their current work-life balance while only 40% male employees say they are happy with their current work-life situation. Taboo Topics While openly revealing matters related to job-search, salaries and increments are still regarded as taboos at workplace. TimesJobs reveals that these matters are often more forbidding for female employees, as 70% male employees are happy to disclose to their colleagues if they are looking out for a job change while 70% female employees are averse to the idea. Also, 60% male employees would comfortably disclose their salary package among their peers, while 70% female employees would not as they feel embarrassed and others will feel jealous or unhappy making comparisons.
China Daily
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Foreigners wishing to work in the Tibet autonomous region will find it easier to apply from April 1 with the introduction of China's unified work permit, according to the local authority.
The Guardian - Sport
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• ‘I’m proud of the business that I built over the last 40 years,’ says EcclestoneNew CEO Chase Carey says F1 ‘has multiple untapped opportunitiesBernie Ecclestone’s reign as the chief executive of Formula One has been brought to a close, after he ran it virtually single-handedly for 40 years. The surprising speed of the decision is a clear signal of the intention of the new owners, Liberty Media, to change the way the sport is run. It represents the most significant shift in Formula One’s management since Ecclestone took over in the late 1970s. Liberty completed its purchase of Formula One last week and although previously the stated aim had been to maintain Ecclestone for two to three years to facilitate a change in the structure at the top of the sport, the 86-year-old has now been replaced by Chase Carey, who had already been appointed chairman of F1 and will now also become chief executive.
Politico
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President Donald Trump signed a trio of executive actions on his first regular workday at the White Housewithdrawing from a trade agreement, freezing federal hiring and restricting federal funds for groups overseas that provide or promote abortions — but the moves represented only a small fraction of the “Day Onepromises he made during the campaign. Less than three weeks before the election, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Trump was remarkably specific as he told voters his candidacy represented “the kind of change that only arrives once in a lifetime.” He vowed to push on Day One a constitutional measure for congressional term limits, label China a currency manipulator, and impose a five-year ban on White House and congressional officials becoming lobbyists. On Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said during his first official briefing that it’s still Trump’s “intention” to follow through on what Trump called a “contract” with the American voters.
Deadline
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You've probably never heard of Paolazaro, but that will change. Currently playwright in residence at the David Mamet- and William H. Macy-founded Atlantic Theater Company, Lázaro is a spinner of vivid tales possessed of a sharp ear for language and a keen eye for the humane comic detail. Tell Hector I Miss Him , which opened Monday on the Atlantic's Stage 2 (the main stage was, until recently, home to The Band's Visit , the best new musical of 2016) stuffs a crowd of...
The Event Chronicle
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“It looks like this thousand-year dry period caused people to leave,” Tierney said. Based on erosion marks, several researchers and geologists have suggested that the Great Sphinx was built thousands of years earlier than the official story suggests. “What’s interesting is the people who came back after the dry period were different — most raised cattle. That dry period separates two different cultures. Our record provides a climate context for this change in occupation and lifestyle in the western Sahara.” According to UA News, Instead of lake sediments, Tierney and her colleagues used cores of marine sediments taken off the coast of West Africa at four different sites. Because the cores were taken over a north-south distance of about 800 miles (1,300 km) — from offshore Cape Ghir, Morocco, to the northwestern corner of Mauritania — the cores revealed both the ancient rainfall patterns and the areal extent of the Green Sahara. Source: AUNews Via: EWAO
South China Morning Post
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Paris began its first experiment with driverless buses on Monday, with city officials saying they were eager to prepare for the coming revolution of autonomous vehicles. Two box-shaped electric vehicles capable of carrying around 10 people have been deployed - within the safety of a special lane - on a bridge connecting two railway stations to the east of the city centre. Autonomous vehicles represent a revolution for every city on the planet... which will change our urban...
Beijing Bulletin
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Voice Of America
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Techradar - Reviews
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The rangefinder focusing method hasn't changed, but the improved viewfinder makes it just that little bit easier to use. There's a definite knack to this. To start with you do tend to focus to and fro a little to convince yourself you've found the right focus point. This is a camera you have to learn, and you also have to learn to trust your hand-eye co-ordination to go straight to the right focus distance without constantly checking and re-checking. The ISO dial is smaller than the others, and to change the setting you have to lift it against pretty strong spring pressure, but that's not a problem Leica clearly regards ISO changes as deliberate and relatively infrequent decisions, not something you keep changing from one shot to the next. Round the back, the simplified three button control layout is refreshing, and after the complexity of a DSLR it's actually quite unnerving to pick up a camera and shoot without any distractions from the camera itself.
NewsMax
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Beijing Bulletin
an hour
KAMPALA, UGANDA - A series of oil discoveries have been made in Uganda over the last decade but disputes between the government and foreign oil companies have delayed production. By 2014, about 6.5 b
Ars Technica
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Enlarge (credit: Getty | BSIP ) National outbreaks of fake news and partisandisinformation” have convinced many Americans to doubt scientific consensus—such as the near-unanimous agreement among experts that human-caused climate change is real and a global threat and that vaccines are safe, effective, and live-saving. While respectable media outlets are scrambling to fact-check and refute such “merchants of doubt,” a group of researchers, led by a psychologist at Cambridge, think they can stamp out the viral spread of fake news and lies just like we stamp out every other infectious disease—with vaccinations. Their ‘mental inoculation’ works under the same principal as actual innoculations—that is, exposure to a weakened version or fragment of some nasty contagion can allow a person to recognize and develop immunity to future threats. In their study, the researchers found that they could effectivelyvaccinateAmericans from climate change misinformation by presenting them with information on the scientific consensus alongside a pre-emptive caution that some politically motivated groups are spreading lies about that consensus.
Politico
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Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez has been endorsed by BOLD PAC, the political arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, in the race for chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “BOLD PAC is proud to endorse Tom Perez for DNC chair, who would become the first Latino leader of the Democratic Party if elected,” BOLD PAC chairman Rep. Tony Cárdenas said in a statement obtained first by POLITICO. “As America’s demographics change and investments in the Latino community become more important than ever, we need a leader who will fight back when progress is threatened, inspire our party’s big tent, and prepare the grassroots infrastructure to position Democrats to win in elections ahead.” The endorsement comes a few hours ahead of the third of six forums that the seven candidates for DNC chair are participating in and with about a month away from the actual vote.
South China Morning Post
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Stan Wawrinka engaged in a war of words with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga before winning the only argument that mattered on Tuesday, storming into the Australian Open semi-finals with a 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, 6-3 win. Wawrinka bickered heatedly with the 12th seed during a change of ends after the first set before putting his aggression to better use, wrapping up the one-sided match in two hours and 15 minutes on a sun-bathed Rod Laver Arena. Fourth seed Wawrinka will battle either compatriot Roger Federer or...
Western Daily Press
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Interior designer Lesley Taylor is the author of ten interior design books and has appeared on a range of network TV shows, including This Morning, giving inspirational advice on home styling - here are her ideas for sprucing up your bathroom without splashing serious cash.Bathroom blues? Bathroom renovations can command quite the price tag ranging in price from around £2,500 up to £6,000 and beyond. For the average Joe or Joanne, this isn't small change. But it doesn't...
Ars Technica UK
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Enlarge (credit: CDC ) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention abruptly and quietly canceled a scientific conference on climate change and health, according to E&E News . The conference was originally scheduled for February. The conference had been in the works for months, and it was intended to bring experts and stakeholders together to discuss the latest evidence of and solutions to health risks posed by climate change. But according to E&E , the CDC suddenly canceled the summit shortly after Donald Trump’s election. The agency notified speakers and participants in a terse email, which gave no explanation. The email noted that the summit may be rescheduled for later in the year. Former CDC officials and conference speakers were quick to draw political connections. They noted that President Trump has called climate change a “ hoax ” and has vowed to dismantleharmful and unnecessaryclimate change policies. Read 6 remaining paragraphs | Comments
GCMLP
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Without much explanation, he likened all three films to ‘disasters’. According to Eliana Dockterman, “the context of the 2014 email is unclear: Perlmutter could be enumerating the films as proof that female superheroes bomb at the box office, or he may be optimistically hoping to break the pattern” (Dockterman, 2015 p.1) Not surprisingly, Perlmutter’s opinion is shared among the top managers at Marvel Entertainment Group, and its owner Disney Studios. In a May 2016 issue of The Week , screenwriter Shane Black explained that he had originally planned to create a female supervillain, only to be overruled by Marvel management who wanted a male villain. “We had to change the entire script,” lamented Black, “because of toy-making” (Anonymous, 2016, p.1). Unfortunately, Marvel’s reluctance to produce superheroine movies is not limited to just the big screen, but also toy tie-ins with those films.