Core77
6 minutes
After seeing our post on The Design Evolution of Beer Can Openings , reader Devin Sidell's wife may have designed the perfect beer can aperture. To get you up to speed, we were discussing how a single opening in a can leads to "glugging," i.e. turbulence while drinking since there's no airflow. Users of early flat-top beer can designs thus punched two holes in them: Well, Sidell took the time to Photoshop up this clever way to solve the problem using the modern-day tab: Pretty brilliant, no? "The top being for the intake of air and the bottom for drinking, of course. The tab can already swivel so it can perform the same action twice. "I'm sure this has already been done," Sidell writes, "but I'm just curious why it's not on cans already." If it has been done, we can't find it. Here's a photo from the Budweiser Brewery showing a bunch of different can apertures that have been tried over the years: I don't see any tab-based dual aperture designs there.
Mondoweiss
2 hours
Foster said he could have easily referred to Mao and the Red Guard or Saddam Hussein and the Revolutionary Guard when discussing Momentum. But he didn't: He chose Nazis. I'm reminded of the competition for leadership within our own Democratic Party, the accusations lodged against Keith Ellison or potentially anyone else challenging the pro-Israel flank of the party if they slip up. There's an effort to drive the left on both sides of the Atlantic into a conversation about anti-Semitism, because the left doesn't buy Israel's victim status. As for those targeted, the bigger fish the better, beginning with Jeremy Corbin, of course, and his supporters in Momentum, like Walker. Labour party members are targeted for re-education programs through Labour Party trainings on anti-Semitism, and if you slip up you’re subject to an inquisition with the threat of being thrown out of the party, loudly and publicly with the press cheering it on.
Politico
3 hours
No one ever pushed these companies to keep the jobs like this, and he hasn't even taken office yet. But experts have also noted some of the commitments were previously made, or that Trump and his team exaggerated what the company would do or how much they were involved in the decision. There's nothing illegal about the president discussing an individual merger, but it's practically unheard of and not a good idea, said Richard Painter, a top ethics lawyer in the Bush White House. It can start to look like the president is playing favorites and can send all sorts of mixed signals to the business community. And he needs to be spending his time worried about big-picture details and not individual details. People familiar with the meeting cautioned that Trump told the executives that the merger would go through all regulatory channels, and that he wasn't signaling formal support or disapproval.
BBC News 24
3 hours
The last time in the Six Nations championship on the best leadership, they were the winner. But some fans have called for more exciting style of rugby winner. But some fans have called for more exciting style of rugby and that is worth discussing especially this year when the teams will be rewarded with bonus points for scoring more tries.
Politico
3 hours
No one ever pushed these companies to keep the jobs like this, and he hasn't even taken office yet. But experts have also noted some of the commitments were previously made, or that Trump and his team exaggerated what the company would do or how much they were involved in the decision. There's nothing illegal about the president discussing an individual merger, but it's practically unheard of and not a good idea, said Richard Painter, a top ethics lawyer in the Bush White House. It can start to look like the president is playing favorites and can send all sorts of mixed signals to the business community. And he needs to be spending his time worried about big-picture details and not individual details. People familiar with the meeting cautioned that Trump told the executives that the merger would go through all regulatory channels, and that he wasn't signaling formal support or disapproval.
The Huffington Post
4 hours
In response, NATO strategists are discussing ways to more forcefully demonstrate the Wests own capacity to use tactical nuclear arms in Europe, for example by including more nuclear-capable bombers in future NATO exercises. As a result, the firebreak between conventional and nuclear warfare -- that theoretical barrier to escalation -- seems to be narrowing, and you have a situation in which every crisis involving a nuclear state may potentially prove to be a nuclear crisis. With that in mind, consider the four most dangerous potential flashpoints for the new Trump administration. North Korea North Koreas stepped-up development of nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles may present the Trump administration with its first great international challenge. In recent years, the North Koreans appear to have made substantial progress in producing such missiles and designing small nuclear warheads to fit on them.
The Huffington Post
4 hours
One afternoon at one of my "Nanny Know-How" events in New York City, a young woman stood up and introduced herself to the group. "Hi, my name is Karen," she began. "And I just wanted to say that I am the poster child for how not to go about finding a nanny... "Our daughter is six months old, and we started looking for a nanny, which was our first choice for childcare, several months ago. We thought we had plenty of time before I had to go back to work, but now I'm actually starting back at work next week, and our daughter is going to daycare because we never found the right person. We went about our search in completely the wrong way; we didn't really know what we wanted, so we just started bringing people in and talking to them, thinking that we'd have an emotional connection with someone and that would mean everything else was right. We didn't understand how uncomfortable talking about money would be, so we met with a ton of nannies without really discussing salary, and then when we finally found someone we liked, she said wanted to be paid 'on the books.
MacRumors
4 hours
Apple Music executives Larry Jackson, Bozoma Saint John, and Zane Lowe sat down for an interview with Complex , where they discussed Apple Music's performance over the last eighteen months and where the streaming service is going to go in the future. According to the trio, Apple Music has evolved and is continuing to evolve, with Apple now focusing heavily on pop culture and expanding beyond music into TV and movies. Image via Complex Every day something is changing or moving or evolving for people who love music and entertainment," said Lowe. "We're all still working it out, and even when you don't have the answer, it's still a privilege to be in the conversation." Saint John, meanwhile, described Apple Music as a "living, breathing brand." When discussing the topic of the music industry, Saint John went on to share what she hopes Apple Music will look like five or 10 years in the future.
SABC Digital News
4 hours
PerezHilton
5 hours
How to Apologize to Asian Men: A Practical Guide for Steve Harvey . The Family Feud host got a bit of heat last week for offensive jokes he made about Asian men on The Steve Harvey Show . In case you were lucky enough to miss it, the comedian joked about a self-help book called How to Date White Women: A Practical Guide for Asian Men , laughing off the idea that anyone would find Asian men to be sexually desirable. Photo: Steve Meets With Donald Trump At His Golden Towers! The 60-year-old received much criticism for his tone deaf jabs -- filled with gut-busting punchlines like "I don't even like Chinese food!" (ugh) -- and even sparked an open letter from Fresh Off The Boat author Eddie Huang discussing the damaging history of such insulting remarks . On Tuesday, Harvey spoke out on the criticism and offered an apology to all those who were offended by his words.
Mondoweiss
5 hours
Foster said he could have easily referred to Mao and the Red Guard or Saddam Hussein and the Revolutionary Guard when discussing Momentum. But he didn't: He chose Nazis. I'm reminded of the competition for leadership within our own Democratic Party, the accusations lodged against Keith Ellison or potentially anyone else challenging the pro-Israel flank of the party if they slip up. There's an effort to drive the left on both sides of the Atlantic into a conversation about anti-Semitism, because the left doesn't buy Israel's victim status. As for those targeted, the bigger fish the better, beginning with Jeremy Corbin, of course, and his supporters in Momentum, like Walker. Labour party members are targeted for re-education programs through Labour Party trainings on anti-Semitism, and if you slip up you’re subject to an inquisition with the threat of being thrown out of the party, loudly and publicly with the press cheering it on.
Sky News
6 hours
In particular, the Government's announcement it intends to come out of membership of the single market. We have also been told that it is going to seek transitional arrangements and, as you have been discussing, we will have a vote in Parliament on the final deal.
BBC News 24
7 hours
Less go to Cardiff. The effect on the economy is something that is also creating quite a vicious rows there. We have always been discussing that here. The First Minister has always said that he wanted access to the single market. And how our solar after Theresa May's speech, he was here in Cardiff Bay holding First Minister's Questions and he was asked about his response to Theresa May's speech he said that some of it was welcome, the tone was better than before, but he would like to see a vote happen here just as there will be a vote in Westminster and the House of Lords.
OK!
7 hours
Tom Hardy inadvertently throws his hat into the ring for James Bond [Getty] The Taboo star was discussing the prospect of joining the 007 franchise during an interview with The Daily Beast. Asked if he wanted to take up the mantle, Tom replied: "You know, there’s a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting, and in the fellowship of my peer group, that if you talk about it you’re automatically out of the race. "So I can’t possibly comment on that one! If I mention it, it’s ...
Sky News
8 hours
Today we got a lot of detail? Yes, annia, I think you have to say that the Prime Minister had quite some task on her hand coming in. There was no plan when she arrived at number ten. She has taken six months. A reasonable time. She has been having papers every week, kept tightly, secretly, discussing all the issues and she has come to this conclusion.
Mind Shift
9 hours
And school districts that had had a degree of integration are losing that integration. ... On American resistance to desegregating schools and housing When I started what I kind of call the segregation beat about five years ago ... I think we had stopped talking about this as a problem. If you look at No Child Left Behind, which comes out of the Bush administration, that was all about giving up on integration in schools and just saying, We're going to make these poor black and Latino schools equal to white schools by testing and accountability. So no one was discussing integration anymore. I think it's because ... we never really wanted this. ... It's always had to be forced, and as soon as ... our elected officials and our courts lost the will to force it, most white Americans were just fine with that. ... One of the things that I really try to do with my work is show how racial segregation and racial inequality was intentionally created with a ton of resources.
Daily Mail - Home
10 hours
Paul Nuttall (pictured) was discussing Trump on BBC's Today programme and clearly meant to call the President- elect an 'Anglophile', meaning someone who is fond of the UK.
The Huffington Post
10 hours
Achievement Islands The idea is similar. Identify the times in your life - and in the last week - when you feel you've been particularly productive, achieving more of value to yourself and other people in a few minutes than in many hours of lesser work. What were the common denominators? For achievement islands, you may find it is a few types of activity. Yet you may also find it is working with a particular person or people, in a specific place, or at a particular time that is predictable and repetitive. Try it now. For me it is mainly when writing a new book, when it is going well and flowing spontaneously, when I feel I am taking dictation from an unseen force. But it is also when I make a quick decision on a particular investment that I am sure has high potential upside; and also when I am discussing a new idea (new to me) or project over lunch.
BBC News 24
13 hours
.. China takes Davos spotlight - President Xi Jinping will today become the first Chinese leader to address the annual World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort. We're going to be discussing the country's global ambitions later in the show. You're with Business Live from BBC News. First news of a big deal in the tobacco industry.
BBC News 24
14 hours
Opponents, though, say it is ethically and morally wrong. You can hear more on this at 11am this morning on BBC Radio 4 in Revisiting the 14 Day Rule. And we'll be discussing this in more detail here on Breakfast at 7:40am. The underwater search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared almost three years ago, has been called off.
BBC News 24
14 hours
As we head through the rest of the week, maybe a degree or two higher in temperature, but with all that cloud, it is going to still feel chilly. Vanessa Feltz will be discussing the report into the Notting Hill Carnival with one of the report's authors to find out what could or should be done to make it safer.
BBC News 24
14 hours
We will of course be discussing more of those points later. We are ditching frothy pints of beer for frothy cappuccinos, according to new research. Local Data Company figures analysed by the BBC show, between 2011 and 2016, the number of town centre bars and nightclubs fell by about 2,000.
TIME - Top Stories
15 hours
Japan Times
15 hours
Members of both Diet chambers will soon begin discussions on possible legislation enabling Emperor Akihito to abdicate despite a range of differing opinions across the ...