Man Cited For Driving Motorcycle Through Crowd Of Trumpcare Protestors

June 25, 2017

Around 20 protestors, including seniors and people with disabilities, were staging a die-in by laying on the street outside of the San Francisco Federal Building on Wednesday afternoon, CBS San Francisco reported. The man rode his motorcycle down the wrong way on Seventh Street, through the crowd, then turned and drove through the crowd again, activist Emily Lee told KRON4. San Francisco police surrounded Dillon with their guns drawn, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, before citing …

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Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 25, 2017

… trees while ignoring the forrest,” might be a charitable way of phrasing their argument. If Kalanick’s great, but everyone’s focusing on Uber’s flaws, then there must be some reason. And that’s where the media comes in. Trump supporters love to blame the media anytime Trump screws up. Kalanick supporters are also finding that it helps them reason away their former boss’s indiscretions. “EMPLOYEES ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN MEDIA!!!” the petition adds, …

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Facebook is releasing a new app for YouTube-like creators

June 24, 2017

… Instagram and Messenger. The app also will have more insights, such as who the creator’s followers are and how they are consuming the creator’s videos. Over the last year and especially at VidCon, Facebook has made a big push for being more of a YouTube-like destination, where users come to watch video. That includes Facebook making an effort to recruit more YouTube-like stars, as Mashable reported. Bringing in creators who can make high-quality, engaging video is another way …

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Grand Jury’s ‘Myth’ Report On A California Jail Snitch Scandal Draws Criticism

June 24, 2017

… But that narrative disintegrated over the last two weeks of testimony as a deputy and a supervisor indicated that the departments upper management were aware of deputies actions with jail informants and that deputies received supervisor approval to do that work. Theres also a stack of internal memos that have been produced in court that detail the clear understanding of widespread use of jailhouse informants all the way up the chain of command at the sheriffs office for more than a decade. A …

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London fire: Inquest versus inquiry – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… Robert Francis QC was widely praised for the way he ran the Mid Staffs public inquiry However, it should be noted that like a coroner’s recommendations, those of a public inquiry have no legal force. The Mid Staffs example also illustrates the critical importance of selecting the right person to chair the inquiry. That person sets the tone and needs the right mix of high level interpersonal skills to communicate with the families of victims and win their trust, the intellectual ability …

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Would Trump make a good royal?

June 23, 2017

… hosts Obama at Kensington Palace And as his brother William will one day find out, being king rather makes showing up at a Colonials and Natives themed party a bit of a no-no. (Although his choice of outfit at that notorious 2005 party — a lion costume — shows the way he has been groomed from a young age to avoid accidentally triggering outrage by dressing up as a murderous fascist.) We have all watched the crown and marveled at the way Princess Elizabeth blossomed …

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How do you get over your home burning down? – BBC News

June 22, 2017

… imbued with personal meaning, such as gifts received from loved ones, items acquired on cherished holidays, or family heirlooms. Indeed, part of the reason that many of our things mean so much to us is that we think about them in an almost magical way – for instance a gift from a loved one may feel as if it is imbued with the essence of that person, such that a physical replica would be no substitute. This magical thinking may also apply to the home itself, especially if it is filled …

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What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

(CNN)What happened to Otto Warmbier while he was in North Korean custody is a mystery. And it’s likely to remain that way. Following his death on Monday, Warmbier’s parents Cindy and Fred asked the coroner not to perform an autopsy on their son. “No conclusions about the cause and manner of Mr. Warmbier’s death have been drawn at this time, as there are additional medical records and imaging to review and people to interview,” the statement said. …

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LeBron James celebrates Father’s Day with loving slam dunks on his son

June 20, 2017

LeBron James may have just lost the NBA Finals, but that didn’t stop him from enjoying Father’s Day in the best way possible by celebrating one of his sons. SEE ALSO: The humiliation of the Boston Celtics, by the bully LeBron James Posting a well-edited video on Instagram on Sunday, James showed off the lavish celebration held for his son’s 10th birthday on Saturday. Aside from the telltale signs of a rich kid’s party (there were personalized football and soccer fields …

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Beyonc had twins and turned Twitter into a heart eyes emoji

June 19, 2017

… Gemini’s come out of anyone’s mouth again pic.twitter.com/K9AVf0tCGn my (@mayakrzeminski) June 18, 2017 What a wonderful way for Beyonc and Jay Z to celebrate father’s day by welcoming their twins. #HappyFathersDay Jay pic.twitter.com/bwFGBC9WMN Mel (@MellyMel320) June 18, 2017 beyonc had her kids? pic.twitter.com/0Tj3JhBHWr (@stanrilogy) June 18, 2017 WATCH: Woman turns babies’ medical helmets into adorable works of art More From this publisher : …

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The best and worst countries to be a kid

June 16, 2017

… are conservative estimates,” Stark said. But Stark approves of how the methodology equally weighed the eight indicators of a childhood’s end in order to determine the global rankings. “Some might say ‘if a child dies, that’s the end of childhood in a very different kind of way, and so we’re going to give that more weight in the index,’ ” she said. “But Save the Children actually chose to give equal weight, which I personally quite like, …

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Patreon is launching a bunch of new tools to help web creators build media companies

June 15, 2017

… media offering might seem like a left-field choice for a company of Patreon’s nature, Conte said there was a lot of demand for it among creators. “Creators were already trying to do that anyway, and we’ve just removed a lot of the friction and made it way easier for them,” he said. The company is similarly taking on Facebook Live and Twitter’s Periscope through a new partnership with Crowdcast that will let users stream members-only live video. For further audience …

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Uber board member resigns after making ridiculous, sexist joke

June 15, 2017

… to leaked audio. He later apologized. “Today at Ubers all-hands meeting, I directed a comment to my colleague and friend Arianna Huffington that was careless, inappropriate, and inexcusable,” Bonderman said in another apologetic statement announcing his resignation. “The comment came across in a way that was the opposite of what I intended, but I understand the destructive effect it had, and I take full responsibility for that,” he added. Uber board member and media mogul …

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Shady developers are turning Apple’s app subscriptions into giant scams

June 14, 2017

… scan anything. Putting aside the fact that there are dozens of free alternatives (and Apple plans to add QR code scanning to its camera in iOS 11), a free trial doesn’t sound so bad, right? Problem is, the way Apple’s app subscriptions work, agreeing to a “free” trial can automatically opt you in to an auto-renewing subscription. If you aren’t paying attention, or don’t quite understand how these subscriptions work, you could easily end up paying for a …

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Katy Perry and the gospel of ‘Witness’

June 13, 2017

… and I heard and I didn’t know,” she said during a podcast interview with McKesson, the activist. “I will never understand some of those things because of who I am,” but, “I can educate myself, and that’s what I’m trying to do along the way.” …

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This chatbot took over Tinder to engage with young UK voters

June 10, 2017

… independent women-led team comprised of writer and campaigner Yara Rodrigues Fowler, 24, and law student Charlotte Goodman, 25. The pair wanted to find a way of talking to young people in swing constituencies about policies that would interest them. Goodman conducted a constituency analysis where the youth vote would make a difference to the final result. She then enlisted the help of software engineers Erika Pheby, 23, and Kyle Buttner, 25, who set about building the software required. The bot …

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Love Island: What’s the big deal? – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… Controversies Viewers this year will be hoping for a similar sort of scandal that last year’s series produced. Miss Great Britain Zara Holland lost her crown after scenes showing her performing a sex act with a fellow contestant were screened. Image copyright Getty Images Series one’s Jon Clark and series 2 winners Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey (pictured above) have appeared in The Only way Is Essex, and fellow series contestant Rykard Jenkins moved on to Ibiza Weekender. …

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Facebook patents give insight about how the network wants to use your emotions

June 9, 2017

… we communicate. The systems described in the filings aren’t totally insidious and to be clear, there’s also no way to know if the social network has put any of these ideas into practice, especially the two that were most recently published. A Facebook spokesperson reached out to provide some extra insight into its patent strategy following the original publication of this article. “We often seek patents for technology we never implement, and patents should not be taken as an …

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Curatio promises to matchmake people living with the same health conditions

June 9, 2017

Curatio is a way to manage a disease and talk to people going through the same thing.Image: Shutterstock / 279photo Studio Anyone going through a health crisis or living with a chronic condition is familiar with the same struggle: you want to find people who understand what’s going on in your life, but to find those people, you’d probably have to share information about your health more widely than is comfortable. Curatio is trying to solve both those problems. The social app …

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The top 5 most over-the-top employee benefits from tech companies

June 9, 2017

… program, and letsemployees pick the cause theyd like to spend their time on. They offer6 paid volunteering days annually, and a monthly $100 stipend for wellness. Though Idobelievethat spending a day volunteeringor running a 5kcan be a great team building activity, being able to choose the specifics within a broader benefitis a great way to ensureindividual satisfaction. 2.Need a day? Take a day. Have you heard of unlimited PTO?Its atrend in benefitsthatsbecoming increasingly popular in the …

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

June 9, 2017

… ended up leaving the Air Force and taking a job as an intelligence contractor in Augusta. While her stepfather that she was a lonely in the new environment, he stressed to HuffPost that the community in the small town was friendly and tight knit. Exercise provided her with a rhythm. Winner, passionate about CrossFit, also worked as a yoga instructor.She believes yoga is the way to a peaceful world, her mother said. Whatever she does, she does it 100 percent. She wants to help that culture, …

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Being married ‘protects your health’ – BBC News

June 8, 2017

… that is protective, not only in patients with heart disease but also those with heart disease risk factors. “We’re not saying that everyone should get married though. “We need to replicate the positive effects of marriage and use friends, family and social support networks in the same way.” Dr Mike Knapton, of the British Heart Foundation, said: “The take-home message is that our social interactions, as well as medical risk factors such as high blood pressure, are …

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Senate Republicans Are Closer Than Ever To Repealing Obamacare

June 7, 2017

… the bill and send it back to the Senate.Or the two chambers could set up a conference committee and try to resolve their differences that way. Mike McAuliff, Laura Barron-Lopez and Jennifer Bendery contributed to this report. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWeb Traffic Wildfire Insider one-on-one interviews, transcripts, cheatsheets and checklists from the marketplace leaders on web traffic mastery!IM VIP Training – New For 2017 Trial Option (OTO IM Traffic) IM VIP …

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iOS 11 is here and it’s packed with tons of new features

June 6, 2017

… multitasking, drag-and-drop support, and a new app switcher that shows thumbnails in a grid (instead of giant cards). iOS 11 for iPad will have a new Mac like app dock, way better multitasking #wwdc2017 pic.twitter.com/Dmf3tNfFbm Karissa Bell (@karissabe) June 5, 2017 There’s also a new Files app that shows all of your files stored on iOS, even ones located within different apps. Moreover, you can move files between apps within the Files app. Hot dang! Image: apple There’s …

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Apple continues to push into healthcare, this time with developers

June 6, 2017

… its specific healthcare plans before WWDC starts on Monday. Most of the conference probably won’t focus on medical research… unless it convinces more people watching to buy a new Apple Watch. “The data is important, but it’s not important in the way it would be to Google, Facebook, or Amazon,” Hargreaves said. “The Apple business is built around making devices and software.” WATCH: This floating gadget wants to suck up the ocean’s trash More …

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EY report: Scottish economy ‘stuck in slow lane’ – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… opportunity for public and private sectors to define a new way of working together in order to drive further economic growth. “Business investment is imperative to the long-term health and growth of the Scottish economy but is currently subdued. “Government can help de-risk investment by supporting the development of skills and infrastructure that businesses need so that companies can feel confident they can maximise their investment.” Labour market ‘improving’ …

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