The teenagers growing up with cancer – BBC News

June 25, 2017

… what to think.” He allowed the cameras to film him and his parents as he got his diagnosis from consultant haematologist Dr Nick Heaney. He faces treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the same cancer as Natasha. When he gets his diagnosis, he is worried about falling behind with his school Work and he is also concerned about the affect on his family. Nairn says: “I don’t want my mum and dad to be worried and I wouldn’t want anyone else to be. “The smile on my …

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Koch brothers’ political network critical of Senate healthcare bill

June 25, 2017

… changes to the health care system. “We are more optimistic now about what we can accomplish than we have ever been,” he said in remarks to donors, noting the group’s Work propelling the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Earlier Saturday, the netWork announced a new partnership with football star Deion Sanders. The Koch netWork pledged to spend $21 million on the joint initiative with Sanders to reduce persistent poverty in Dallas. Six …

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Trump Reaches Out To Lawmakers On Healthcare As Another Says ‘No’

June 24, 2017

… Work through (it,) in particular the four individuals who have expressed some ideas and concerns, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters at a White House briefing. This bill thats currently in front of the United States Senate is not the answer, Heller said at a news conference. The Senates 142-page proposal, Worked out in secret by a group led by McConnell, aims to deliver on a central Trump campaign promise to undo former President Barack Obamas signature healthcare law, which …

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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

… to master technical evidence and regulations (this will cover complex construction issues and building regulations in the case of Grenfell Tower), and the personality to drive the inquiry legal teams effectively and efficiently. Which Works best for victims and their families? Both can Work well. Hillsborough is an example of a long and painstaking inquest that addressed the needs of victims’ families. Image copyright PA Image caption Lord Justice Leveson had to conduct his inquiry …

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Prime Minister May offer: EU citizens will be able to stay in UK

June 23, 2017

… confirmed then that UK had triggered Article 50, beginning the legal process that must end in two years’ time with Britain leaving the EU. Brexit letter that officially triggered UK withdrawal from the European Union. The UK must Work out a number of issues after triggering Article 50 — including trade, migration, education and health care. Even if some terms of divorce are not settled, the UK will fall out of the union on March 29, 2019. They can split earlier if both parties …

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Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey should be the next to go

June 23, 2017

… who have Worked with Hornsey at other companies said she has done positive Work. “I Worked with her at Google. She’s legit and can be part of the solution,” a former Google employee told Mashable. Hornsey led the global people operations at Google from 2006 to 2014. Another employee at Uber said Hornsey has been open to listening, but she also appeared to be team “Kalanick should stay at Uber.” Both Arianna Huffington, who is an Uber board member and is serving as …

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Is it safe to live on a former landfill site? – BBC News

June 20, 2017

Prof Kate Spencer from Queen Mary University of London led the investigation and has now raised serious concerns about the impact not only on the environment – but on public health. Image caption Barry Falgate, site manager at Dunbar landfill In 1990, the Environmental Protection Act set out a regime for regulating and licensing the disposal of controlled waste. One site in Dunbar, on the east coast of Scotland, handles 5,000 tonnes of waste every week from Edinburgh, which is …

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

June 20, 2017

… with his son’s name on them) we also get to see James dunking on his son’s friends and even chasing them around with water balloons. Being able to do things like this for my kids that I always wish I had as a kid is why i Work so extremely hard!! Seeing my youngest son Bryce at his 10th bday party yesterday with all his friends smiling, having a great time brings joy to my heart! You’re 1 of a kind kid and I’m extremely proud to be your Father! Love you! …

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Miley Cyrus and Dolce & Gabbana are in a political Instagram feud. Alright!

June 19, 2017

Miley Cyrus is not noddin' her head like yeah to Dolce & GabbanaImage: Stevan A Henry/Getty Images The greatest celebrity social media beefs are the ones we never saw coming, and Miley Cyrus vs. Dolce & Gabbana over Melania Trump certainly checks that box. What a truly dizzying collection of proper nouns! It started, as these things often do, with one of the less famous members of a famous family getting a pretty sweet modeling gig thanks to his hard Work and nothing else. …

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Inside the exclusive world of Tinder Select

June 19, 2017

… not all the much is different. It’s not a separate area, rather your feed is the same, just with a few different colors. Other Selects show up and are labeled, but otherwise it’s basically your normal Tinder. SEE ALSO: Yeah, the Tinder pick up line from Master of None? It probably won’t Work for you. Aaand who are these other chosen ones? Well, brace yourself. First of all, there appear to be very few of them not totally bizarre considering this is still a very experimental …

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YouTube went offline worldwide, and internet had no chill

June 17, 2017

… (@tony_leroi) June 16, 2017 Or maybe more like this person: People all over the world reacting to #YouTube going down. #FridayFeeling pic.twitter.com/ohHREXwZ7c Old School Vlog (@oldschoolvlog) June 16, 2017 Seriously, who the hell can even Work when YouTube is broken? Me: YOUTUBE IS DOWN. WHAT WILL I DO?!?! Boss: I dunno…Work? Me: WHO CAN Work AT A TIME LIKE THIS?!?! Kim Faul (@kimfaul) June 16, 2017 #YouTube is down. Someone call for help! Leda (@DIYBeautybyLeda) June 16, …

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

June 15, 2017

… Patreon in 2013. After posting a hit music video to YouTube, he was dismayed to find that his millions of views translated into tens of dollars in advertising revenue. “At the end of that whole thingthat three months of Work and effort and energy and robot-building and set-building, 18-hour days and $10,000 and straining my savings accountat the end of all this, I post the video to YouTube and it gets over a million views, and I get super excited,” Conte said. “Then I log into …

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Instagram finally accepts branded content with official tool

June 15, 2017

… new tool for now. According to the team, they will educate users and gather feedback from partners before putting in an official policy. Only a small group of select creators and businesses have access to the tool as well. It will be introduced to all users, along with official enforcement guidelines, in the coming months. The tool isn’t as simple as it may look, Porch said. His team at Instagram had to debate the best language that would Work across brands. “When you actually dive …

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Ralph Northam Wins In Democratic Primary For Virginia Governor

June 14, 2017

… Then Perriello jumped into the race in January, betting that Trumps election had made the state ripe for a campaign focused on defending Virginia from the presidents policies. Fashioning himself a pragmatic populist, Perriello rolled out ambitious economic policies, including raising Virginias minimum wage to $15 an hour, providing universal preschool and tuition-free community college, and overturning the states right-to-Work law, which makes it harder for labor unions to thrive. He also …

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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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This hackathon wants to help destigmatize the sex tech industry

June 12, 2017

… start to tackle things like how do I sell my vibrator over yours.” And while these women Work to create better opportunities for themselves and their peers, the aim is also to encourage women-led tech industry’s overlooked areas: education, pleasure and, as we saw Saturday, improved communication. “If you were to look right out to the frontiers of what’s happening in sex tech that’s in VR or teledildonics or AR,” said Cole. “[At this hackathon], we want …

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This chatbot took over Tinder to engage with young UK voters

June 10, 2017

… targeted 18-25 year olds in marginal constituencies where the youth vote could swing it, and encouraged young people to vote tactically. So, how exactly did the bot Work? 21-year-old student Jeremy Law was one of over 150 people to lend their Tinder profiles to the bot. In order to make the bot Work, he changed his discovery settings in the app to males and females between the ages of 18 and 25. He then followed a set of instructions to hand over his profile for two hours. The bot changed his …

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This chatbot was inspired by Spock and he wants to talk about your mental health

June 9, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable When you launch Woebot in Facebook Messenger, the chatbot’s cerulean blue eyes peer out from the screen. He looks concerned, a little quizzical. He invites you to chat. Within a few messages he explains his purpose: “So here’s how I Work, I’m going to ask you about your mood and as I get to know you, I’ll teach you some good stuff.” SEE ALSO: How Facebook’s leaked guidelines could make a big difference in preventing …

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

June 9, 2017

… benefits suiteoffered bytech companies. Atlassians versionis calledVacay Your Way.Instead of watching your hours painstakingly accrue, unlimited PTO plans allow employees take time off when they need it.The theory behind thisis that life happens, and usually not at the exact time you have accrued the perfect amount of PTO. If you need to take time off to care for family, recover from an injury, or just plain need a mental health day, these plans allow for that. The expectation is that Work will …

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

June 9, 2017

… Russian interference in the U.S. election while Working for Pluribus International Corp, a National Security Agency subcontractor, on her Work computer in Augusta. They say she printed it out and shared it with a news site, The Intercept. Prosecutor Jennifer Solari said Winner had also described in notebooks that she wanted to burn the White House down and live in Kurdistan or Nepal. Winners parents, who are staying for now in their daughters carefully decorated house, said they knew her to be …

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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

June 8, 2017

… been shown toimpact their ability to forage. Dennis vanEngelsdorp, an assistant professor of entomology at the University of Maryland and project director for the I think that means theyre aware that theres an issue, he said. And I think if people are aware, they realize the value in investing in solutions. Like others, Spivak is concerned about the administrations proposed budget cuts, but said much larger grassroots forces are at Work, with more and more people realizing the importance of …

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

… adviser to the Environmental Defense Fund and a consultant to a law firm involved in glyphosate litigation. Members of the EU Parliament had asked him to review a portion of the proprietary data EFSA released to them, though he is not allowed to make that data more widely available, he said. The lawyers back in the States havent seen this, Portier told HuffPost. Portier, who added that he wasnt compensated for this Work, said he is going to write to the EPA administrator himself because they …

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

June 6, 2017

… third-party apps, Apple’s digital assistant will Work with a much wider selection of apps starting with iOS 11. Image: apple “Siri understands context, your interests, and how you use your device, said Craig Federighi. “What Siri learns about you on device is kept synced across all of your devices and kept completely private, readable on all of your devices.” The first thing you’ll notice is Siri’s voice will sound better. Apple says it’s applying …

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Apple continues to push into healthcare, this time with developers

June 6, 2017

… about trying to make devices more attractive to people,” said Andy Hargreaves, an Apple analyst at Pacific Crest Securities. SEE ALSO: Apple’s obsession with fitness and fashion is hurting the Apple Watch Penn Medicine’s Sarcoidosis app represents exactly how Apple hopes its platform will Work. Dan O’Connor, a medical student at Penn at the time, developed the app in partnership with Misha Rosenbach, an assistant professor of dermatology at Penn Medicine. O’Connor …

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

June 6, 2017

… labour market and rising inflation is putting further pressure on incomes and recent research reveals that households expect worsening economic conditions. “All of this means consumers are likely to be more cautious.” ‘Clear message’ EY’s chief economist for UK and Ireland, Mark Gregory, said: “Scotland’s economy is showing signs of slowing faster than the rest of the UK which sends a clear message that business and government will have to Work harder …

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