Fruit and veg farmers facing migrant labour shortages – BBC News

June 23, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFruit farmers are finding it hard to recruit pickers UK summer fruit and salad growers are having difficulty recruiting pickers, with more than half saying they don’t know if they will have enough migrant workers to harvest their crops. Many growers blame the weak pound which has reduced their workers’ earning power, as well as uncertainty over Brexit, according to a BBC survey. About 80,000 seasonal workers a year pick …


North Korean hackers blamed for worldwide WannaCry cyberattack

June 17, 2017

… called WannaCry which hit multiple countries across the globe, locking up computers and ransoming access in exchange for large Bitcoin payments. The NHS wasn’t specifically targeted in the attack and the attack affected organisations from across a range of sectors. The claim that the ransomware attack originated from North Korea was originally made in May by Google security researcher Neel Mehta, who posted a cryptic set of characters on Twitter together with the hashtag …


The best and worst countries to be a kid

June 16, 2017

… because I think it highlights the severity and importance of other issues, which I think might receive less attention.” Best countries to be a kid 1. Norway, Slovenia (tie) 3. Finland 4. Netherlands, Sweden (tie) 6. Portugal 7. Ireland 8. Iceland, Italy (tie) 10. Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, South Korea (tie) Worst countries to be a kid 1. Niger 2. Angola 3. Mali 4. Central African Republic 5. Somalia 6. Chad 7. South Sudan 8. Burkina Faso 9. Sierra Leone, Guinea (tie) More From this …


Tech now rules the world’s most valuable brands ranking

June 14, 2017

… dominance of technology and the disruptive impact of the global financial crisis, technological innovation, and changing consumer attitudes about health,” Kantar Millward Brown’s analysts conclude in the report. The firm calculates an estimate of each brand’s dollar value using data gleaned from more than 3 million consumer interviews across 51 countries. Participants are asked about their attitude towards and relationship with various brands in a survey that spans 414 …


‘She’s A Human Being’: Reality Winner’s Parents Assert Her Innocence

June 9, 2017

… sorrow and a relief. She was home with us when he passed away, Winner-Davis recounted. Despite his poor health, Winner and her father had always been close. She loved him, he loved her, they were very bonded and close, Davis said. Davis recounted. Her work with foreign languages and far-away countries brought her joy, her parents proudly said. She was attached to a unit of Afghans and would assist them in writing reports, they said. She even hoped to deploy to Afghanistan. But Winner …


Apple gave us new Photos, Maps, and Siri: Check out what you missed at WWDC

June 6, 2017

Image: stephen lam/Getty Images June means one thing in the tech world: Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is here. Apple CEO Tim Cook gave the WWDC 2017 keynote speech earlier today in San Jose, California. From the highly anticipated Siri speaker to the new iOS, Cook gave Apple superfans a lot to look forward to in the months to come. SEE ALSO: Apple finally reveals its Siri-powered Amazon Echo killer WWDC welcomed developers and attendees from 75 countries around the …


General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… all. Maybe there should be a separate vote for British people at the general election and another for the EU citizens who live here. I think it’s very important their opinions are heard – as well as those of British people who live in EU countries, what about their opinions? ‘I haven’t come here to steal someone else’s job’ Italian Maria Iacuzio, 45, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey I have been with my British boyfriend for 12 years. He suffers from a …


Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… into question our commitment to protecting and preserving the environment. And it forfeits our ability to drive countries like China and India to reduce their carbon footprint and compete on a level playing field. Ultimately, this disappointing decision diminishes Americas leadership role on the world stage. United States innovation and business leadership have been key drivers to lowering our carbon emissions over the last 20 years, and we should continue to have an influential seat at …


Insurance premiums ‘rising due to tax change’ – BBC News

June 1, 2017

… consumers – insurance firms decide whether to pass it on to their customers or not. “IPT is higher in several European countries, including France and Germany, than it is in the UK.” However, the Association of British Insurers said it punished responsible people who had done the right thing by buying cover for their cars and homes. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCopy Traffic Flick Overlay Club 12m 1-Click Video Developers 5 Clients License IM Video …


How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

Image: Mashable Composite; RefAid / Trellyz Shelley Taylor calls herself a Silicon Valley veteran. Veteran, she tells me, “means old.” Raised in Palo Alto, Taylor has an extensive tech background. She isn’t an engineer, but she wrote the “bible of user interface” back in 1995 at the dawn of website creation, inventing a lot of the language still used to this day to describe websites and ecommerce. She’s launched a bevy of startups and advised companies like …