UK slammed for not granting asylum to Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi over security fears

Supporters of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), a coalition of religious-political parties, raise their hands and chant slogans after the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy against Islam, during a protest rally in Lahore, Pakistan November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza  In his letter of resignation to British Prime Minister Theresa May last week, the Conservative Party’s now-former vice chairman Rehman Chishti emphasized that one of his reasons for stepping down was the “manner in which …

Bloomberg donates record $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

(CNN)Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor who is weighing a 2020 presidential run, is donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins. “America is at its best when we reward people based on the quality of their work, not the size of their pocketbook,” he wrote. Improving access to top colleges and universities for students who can’t afford it has long been a focus of Bloomberg’s philanthropic efforts. Bloomberg’s foundation supports several programs dedicated to helping high-achieving, lower-income …

The Boring Company goes brick-and-mortar with The Brick Store

Elon Musk has founded in JulyTBC is developing new tunneling and transportation technologies, and the bricks will be made from soil displaced by the company’s tunnel-boring machines. Elon Musk has that the bricks could cost as little as 10 cents each, and might even be given away to affordable housing projects. Planning documentsDespite these design flourishes, TBC did not select the building for its aesthetic appeal. The building — formerly housing a kitchen cabinet business — is located above an …

Tinder tests Swipe Surge in US to connect users during peak times

Tinder today announced the test of a new in-app experience it’s calling “Swipe Surge,” that will send notifications to users when there’s a spike in Tinder usage in their area. The feature is designed to allow Tinder to better capitalize on real-world events that drive increased usage — like music festivals, parties or spring break holidays, for example. The company says that it tested out sending push notifications to alert users about surge periods in its app back in 2016, …

Bizarre 1959 Cigarette Psychology Article Explains 9 Ways People Hold Cigarettes And What It Says About You

We all know the dangers of smoking cigarettes these days, and we don’t condone it. However the 1950’s were a different time, where the advertising and cultural pressure to smoke were strong. Smoking was seen as the epitome of cool and sophistication, and people were largely unaware of any negative consequences.This article, from a 1959 issue of Caper Magazine, shows a few examples of what psychoanalyst Dr. William Neutra hypothesized after observing the ways people chose to smoke. According to …

My Wife Insisted That I Put These Comics On The Internet Theyre About A Cat We Rescued (20+ New Pics)

Last year, I rescued a cat. She’s very sweet, but she’s also a little, well… crazy. So, I decided to turn her shenanigans into a webcomic called “How to Cat”. Bored Panda. #9 reply View More Replies… #10 reply View More Replies… #19 reply View More Replies… #20 reply View More Replies… #29 reply View More Replies… #30 reply

Stephen Barclay named new Brexit Secretary

And some Conservative Brexiteers who are unhappy with the deal have also been submitting letters of no-confidence in Mrs May. If 48 letters are sent, then a vote will be triggered and Mrs May could face a challenge to her leadership. But shortly before Mr Barclay’s appointment, two leading Brexiteers in the cabinet, Environment Secretary Michael Gove and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox publicly threw their support behind her. New Brexit secretary ‘delighted’ In a tweet, Mr Barclay said he …

Africas agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Twiga Foods raises more capital

Jake Bright Kenya’s Twiga Foods has raised $10 million from investors led by the to add processed food and fast-moving consumer goods to its product line-up. CEO and co-founder Grant Brooke sees “a growth horizon…to build a B2B Amazon,” with produce as the base. “If we can build a business around fresh fruit and vegetables, everything else after that is much simpler to add on,” he told TechCrunch. “It’s now much easier to lay things over that that would have been very expensive …

Trump on China: ‘Can’t have trade that’s meant for stupid people’

Washington (CNN Politics)President Donald Trump on Friday raised the prospect of ending his escalating trade war with China, but signaled US negotiators still want more a few more concessions from their largest trading partner. Trump, who has made the US economic relationship with China a centerpiece of his presidency, reiterated that he wants a deal both sides can be happy with. “I don’t want to put them in a bad position,” said Trump. “I want to put them in a …

Pence drops key US demand for Trump-Kim summit

Washington (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the US will not require North Korea to provide a full list of its nuclear and missile sites before President Donald Trump meets with dictator Kim Jong Un for a second summit slated for early next year. “Now we need to see results,” Pence added. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Thursday that the Trump administration’s approach to dealing with North Korea will take time but bi-lateral engagement between the country’s two …

China Just Set A New Nuclear Fusion Record By Reaching Temperatures Of 100 Million Degrees

China says it has performed a key test of a nuclear fusion machine it is developing, reaching temperatures about seven times that of the Sun’s interior. The test took place at the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASHIPS). The machine reached temperatures of more than 100 million °C (180 million °F), the temperature at which nuclear fusion takes place. EAST is a tokamak reactor, which is shaped like a …

WeWork hires Prabhdeep Singh to lead operations for its startup program WeWork Labs

WeWork has hired Prabhdeep Singh to serve as the first global head of operations for its startup program WeWork Labs. It’s a program that relaunched earlier this year, providing early-stage startups with desk space, educational programs and mentorship. Since the relaunch, the company says it’s opened in more than 24 locations in 14 cities across nine countries, and it’s already working with more than 1,000 startups. “When you think about WeWork assets, it’s this massive global footprint that’s really at …

Facebook Is About To Roll Out A Feature That Could Save Your Ass

If you’ve ever accidentally sent something incredibly embarrassing on Facebook Messenger, with no chance of deleting it, you might be in luck. Facebook has announced it is rolling out an “unsend” button. In an interview with TechCrunch, Facebook’s head of Messenger Stan Chudnovsky revealed that the company was currently rolling out the ability to delete messages up to 10 minutes after they’ve been sent. The Remove feature was released on Android and iOS in Bolivia, Colombia, Lithuania, and Poland yesterday. …

Tesla acquires trucking companies to squeeze in more deliveries before Dec. 31

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Thursday that the electric automaker had “acquired trucking capacity,” a move aimed to boost deliveries of its Model 3 vehicles before the federal tax credit begins to wind down December 31. Musk at first didn’t explain what “acquired trucking capacity” meant. The company hasn’t posted any regulatory filings of an acquisition and Tesla has yet to respond to TechCrunch’s inquiry on the matter. Musk later tweeted that Tesla had both purchased trucking companies and secured …

Mom Cant Hold Back Laughter Filming Dad Carry Their Stubborn Child Inside Like A Duffle Bag

After refusing to get up from the driveway, the little girl was plucked up in one effortless motion and carried inside. “What’s even funnier is that she is more than 3-feet-tall and over 37 pounds heavy and the jacket didn’t break,” wrote her mom who filmed the video, “She often does stuff like this and this is just how we love her.” When she decided she was too exhausted from the day and laid down on the driveway instead of …