BoingBoing
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You’re in LA, sniffing around for something to do, can’t get into The Magic Castle or looking for something less expensive? There’s a new place in town: Black Rabbit Rose. LA Magazine writes: An extraordinary new magic-themed nightclub called Black Rabbit Rose is … on Hollywood Boulevard, and it looks spectacular. The latest enterprise by the Houston Brothers (the twins behind La Descarga and numerous other theme bars) includes a 40-seat theater, a Thai-Chinese dinner menu, and a cocktail lounge featuring roaming magicians, exotic variety acts (think sword swallowing), and burlesque dancers. The club was custom built with rooms that might suddenly come to life during performances. The rooms are filled with tributes to 19th century magicians and tucked into a century-old apartment house. The flamboyantly ornate interior, dripping with gilt and velvet, may even remind you of the Magic Castle, less than a mile away.
21stCenturyWire
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They have already done this numerous times. Question: Which country is paying the Kurdish soldier wages? How do they receive payment? Are they paid better than SAA soldiers? Answer: Initially when they were fighting alongside the SAA it was the Syrian government that was paying their wages. Then the USA got involved and they formed the Syrian Democratic Forces on October 10 th 2015. Right now we are not certain who is paying their wages, but it is rumoured that the U.S is the one providing them with money since we know that they are providing them with weapons, training and armoured vehicles. Question: Are some of the Kurdish leaders criminals? Answer: Many of the local leaders didnt hold any titles or ranks before the war, they didnt have any army or political experience. They were not educated or well to do and most of them were in fact troublemakers with prior criminal convictions.
Leicester Mercury
an hour
Former England international Vicky Macqueen has further expanded her Didi Rugby business.She spent 11 years as a rugby player and amassed 34 caps for her country in the 15-a-side and sevens format.Since giving up her job as a teacher in Hinckley to expand Didi Rugby, Macqueen has opened up numerous classes in Leicestershire villages from Burbage to North Kilworth.That has expanded far and wide to places like Norfolk, Hertfordshire and London.And now, Macqueen has announced an official...
BBC Parliament
2 hours
constituency got little confidence from the privacy's statement yesterday. We were promised Bates in government time over important issues impacting on leaving the EU, like workers' rights comment by mental check is adverse or businesses but these have not happen. The leader publish a schedule of debates in government time that we can have on these important factors? I can promise her that there are going to be numerous.
Voice Of America
2 hours
Its leaders are centered in the Rohingya diaspora in Saudi Arabia, the report said. Accusations of atrocities As part of the hunt for militants in the wake of the October attacks, Myanmar’s armed forces have been accused of numerous atrocities, including rape and arson. An estimated 1,000 people have been killed. The government has vehemently denied the more serious of the accusations, but mounting testimonies pushed the United Nations Human Rights Council to green light a fact-finding mission last week. It is not clear whether the U.N. will gain access. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh, and the area of the state where the attacks occurred remains under lockdown except for rare visits and supervised tours. A hard line by the Myanmar military Zaw Htay, a spokesman for the president’s office, did not immediately return requests for comment on the Rohingya demands.
Washington Free Beacon
3 hours
Numerous Senate Democrats have reversed themselves on prior oppositions to filibusters and preventing Supreme Court nominees from getting "up-or-down" votes as they try to block the nomination of Neil Gorsuch. While they once decried the "tyranny of the minority" and the idea that judges could be blocked by the minority party, the Chuck Schumer-led party is changing course to stop President Trump's pick for the high court. Under the threat from Democrats to vote against cloture, Republicans are preparing to invoke the "nuclear option" to give Gorsuch a 51-vote threshold in order to allow his nomination to go before the full Senate, where he is essentially certain to be confirmed by the GOP majority. Democrats led by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) first invoked the "nuclear option" in 2013, which allowed President Obama to get his executive-branch and lower-court nominations through the chamber with just 51 votes.
Washington Free Beacon
3 hours
"We worried that the H alone, even as an ever-changing frame, was too static. We finally found what we thought was the right finishing touch, the simplest thing in the world: an arrow, emerging naturally from the geometry of the letterform, pointing forward, toward the future." Sketches made by Bierut in January, which he included in his essay , show that his team considered numerous variations on the "H." The sketches also show that he was aware that it was odd for the Democratic candidate's logo to include a large red arrow pointing to the right. Bierut then was given the opportunity to pitch the logo directly to Clinton, who he found to be "brilliant," "genuine," and "one of the best listeners" he had ever met. He didn't know his logo had been chosen by Clinton, however, until he saw it in Clinton's official launch video in April. "What we had been working on in secret was suddenly public," Bierut wrote.
WinBeta
7 hours
Microsoft updated their Xbox One consoles earlier today with its own version of the Windows 10 Creators Update but the company has also updated its numerous Xbox apps on Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, iOS, and Android devices as well. While few new features were added with these updates, two previous ones were completely removed; [...]
Politico
9 hours
Pat McCrory that prevented individuals from entering government facilities that matched their gender identity. The law also limits discrimination protections on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. The repeal process, if completed by noon Thursday, would also mean the state would likely escape punitive measures from the NCAA, which had threatened to remove the state from contention for being chosen for championship sites from 2018 through 2012. The NCAA had previously relocated other events, including men's basketball tournament games that were to have been played in Greensboro this month. The HB2 law, which has been fiercely protested by LGBT-advocacy groups and national political figures, has also threatened to pose harsh long-term economic problems for the state, with numerous high-profile lucrative deals, pulled or on the verge of being pulled in opposition to the law.
Asia Today
9 hours
Deadline
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TIME - Top Stories
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In an effort to promote its new preservative-free wrappers, Chipotle is advertising the product with a cartoon rapper. The popular Mexican chain released a minute-long music video featuring a rapping cartoon tortilla rhyming about the company's elimination of added flavors, colors, or preservatives . Chipotle says its new tortillas are only made with five ingredients: flower, water, canola oil, salt, and yeast. The accomplishment furthers the companys mission to make better food accessible to everyone, Chipotle said in a statement. Chipotle has been the subject of numerous controversies over recent years after the chain was repeatedly linked to outbreaks of E. coli, salmonella and norovirus. A mounting number of cases in 2015 led the company to close all of its stores nationwide in February 2016 for an all-staff meeting to address food safety.
Haaretz
12 hours
When you talk about raising retirement age as a sort of mathematical exercise, then numerous people, human victims, can slip through the cracks.
STV
14 hours
and the proposals that would come. We're not clear and I sat through three hours of questioning and numerous questions were around about powers would come. It's clear they're not going to the Scottish parliament or other devolved assemblies, they are going to Westminster. And then there will be a debate about where the appropriate place for that to happen is. If you contrast that to the debate we had in the referendum, the EU referendum in Scotland,.
Voice Of America
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Voice Of America
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Asked Wednesday whether the president intends to withdraw from the treaty, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said, “It's still under discussion.” Pruitt’s surprising stance Moreover, despite Trump's public statements opposing burdensome Obama-era environmental regulations, there is growing doubt about the commitment of several key members of the administration. The news website Politico reported this week that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, with the backing of several White House aides, successfully argued against including language in the executive order that would revoke the endangerment finding. Pruitt's stance was surprising, as he came to national prominence for filing numerous legal challenges to EPA regulations during his time as attorney general of Oklahoma. His official biography describes him as “a leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda.
Apartment Therapy
16 hours
Name: Jocelyn Mackenzie, Musician with the band Pearl and the Beard , and Jim Altieri, Programmer/Musician Location: Purdy's, New York Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Rented When Jocelyn and Jim decided to leave Brooklyn living behind, they looked northward for their next home. After many coats of paint, some careful furniture arranging, and what sounds like an impressively numerous amount of trips to the Christmas Tree Shop, this crafty and vibrant couple can come home to a space that is whimsical, welcoming, and well within their budget. READ MORE »
YourNewsWire
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Politico
17 hours
That all evaporate when reporters were leaked a series of emails and text messages that revealed for the first time that the lane closures were part of a political revenge scheme. One message, sent by Kelly to Wildstein, came to symbolize the whole affair: “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.” The two were accused of closing lanes to the bridge in an effort to punish Mark Sokolich, the Democratic mayor of the borough, after he refused to back Christie’s re-election. The plan caused days of gridlock near the bridge as the mayor’s pleas for help were repeatedly ignored — at the Port Authority, where Baroni was deputy executive director, and in Trenton, where Kelly was in charge of intergovernmental affairs. The trial also included testimony from some of Christie’s closest aides and advisers. There were numerous revelations about how the governor’s office was used, from the earliest days of his first term, to advance the governor’s political interests.
Collective Evolution
18 hours
The NSA Snowden leaks on mass surveillance, or Wikileaks, are perhaps the best example of this. Another is the fact that dozens of governments have admitted to the reality of Unidentified Flying Objects performing maneuvers no known aircraft is capable of. We are starting to see that a lot of fraud and misinformation has plagued this planet for the sake of corporate interest and greed. We are finally starting to open our eyes, and if you are asking yourself, How do we stop it? just know that the simple fact of being aware is a necessary catalyst that will spark action. Take GMO food , for example — most countries around the world have completely banned them, and numerous environmental and health concerns via public awareness created those initiatives. As awareness about our world grows, even when certain ideas are difficult to accept and push the limits of our belief systems, consciousness shifts.
Ars Technica UK
19 hours
Enlarge As part of today's Samsung Galaxy S8 event, the Korean megacorp announced its intention to launch the new Samsung Connect service. Centred around a small Google Wi-Fi-like home router (called the "Samsung Connect Home"), the company's fact sheet explains that Samsung Connect "delivers on the vision of an integrated, cohesive, easy-to-use IoT ecosystem." Connect is able to automatically identify Samsung-branded smart devices on your home's LAN, along with any other devices compatible with Samsung's SmartThings platform. SmartThings came under fire last May for numerous flaws and security vulnerabilities , though the company claims that it has since fixed its problems. According to Samsung, the Connect app and service will eventually be available for all Android smartphones, rather than being restricted to Samsung devices. This is great news for folks who desperately want to see how much milk they have in their Samsung smart fridge, but who don't own a Samsung Android phone.
Sky News
20 hours
critical and in a coma. There were numerous victims to the attack, they want to hear from anyone who knew the killer. Whichever way you look at it but has many historic day Westminster as the Prime Minister said
Ars Technica
20 hours
Enlarge / Every blue dot represents a thing that can be hacked into and broken by malicious actors or used to spy on you by unscrupulous OEMs. But hey, at least you'll be able to control them all from one app. As part of today's Samsung event , the Korean megacorp announced its intention to launch the new "Samsung Connect" service. Centered around a small Google Wi-Fi-like home router (called the "Samsung Connect Home"), the company's fact sheet explains that Samsung Connect "delivers on the vision of an integrated, cohesive, easy-to-use IoT ecosystem." Connect is able to automatically identify Samsung-branded smart devices on your home's LAN, along with any other devices compatible with Samsung's SmartThings platform. SmartThings came under fire last May for numerous flaws and security vulnerabilities , though the company claims that it has since fixed its problems.
Ars Technica
20 hours
Enlarge / Every blue dot represents a thing that can be hacked into and broken by malicious actors or used to spy on you by unscrupulous OEMs. But hey, at least you'll be able to control them all from one app. As part of today's Samsung event , the Korean megacorp announced its intention to launch the new "Samsung Connect" service. Centered around a small Google Wi-Fi-like home router (called the "Samsung Connect Home"), the company's fact sheet explains that Samsung Connect "delivers on the vision of an integrated, cohesive, easy-to-use IoT ecosystem." Connect is able to automatically identify Samsung-branded smart devices on your home's LAN, along with any other devices compatible with Samsung's SmartThings platform. SmartThings came under fire last May for numerous flaws and security vulnerabilities , though the company claims that it has since fixed its problems.