• Schools spotlight social, emotional learning amid complex times 20 Oct 2019 08:34 PORTSMOUTH In a second-grade classroom at New Franklin Elementary School, a warm flurry of compliments. Seated in a circle, girls praise each other's dresses and sweatshirts. A boy gives his friend kudos for helping him clean up after an activity the …
  • Director reveals most common fantasies 20 Oct 2019 08:32 When it comes to what goes on in the nation’s bedrooms (and elsewhere) there are three things porn director Erika Lust says everyone is thinking about. “Threesomes or group sex in general,” the feminist porn director tells news.com.au. “Not everybody wants …
  • US Congress committee to 'review humanitarian situation in Kashmir' 20 Oct 2019 08:32 Politi­cal activi­sts arrest­ed and daily life, intern­et, phone commun­icatio­ns interr­upted in IOK: US congre­ssman Congressman Brad Sherman. PHOTO: RADIO PAKISTAN The United States Congress Asia Subcommittee will hold a hearing on ‘Human Rights in …
  • It wasn’t me: Shaggy says internet scammers are impersonating him 20 Oct 2019 08:31 Reggae star Shaggy has had to tell fans “it wasn’t me” after claiming that internet scammers have been posing as him online. The 50-year-old warned in an Instagram post that fake accounts purporting to be him were “hitting up fans for money”, saying they “ …
  • Fact-checking fact-checkers 20 Oct 2019 08:29 Let’s assume that most people want to base their opinions on information that is factual, accurate and unbiased. Of course we all pick and choose our sources, and those sources are chosen based on our preconceived expectations. But we try to be objective. …
  • 'Software is one area where you cannot buy customers' 20 Oct 2019 08:27 Software companies have started attracting a significant amount of funds from investors like Tiger Global Management and Steadview Capital, which, until now, primarily betted on consumer internet space. The flow comes amid a financing boom in India's …
  • tell washington: hold platforms accountable for their actions!… 20 Oct 2019 08:24 Many of our representatives in Washington have already voiced their concern regarding some of the largest internet platforms. From election interference to drug trafficking to hosting websites for terrorist organizations to wholesale invasions of our …
  • Bangladesh: ISCG Situation Report: Rohingya Crisis - Cox's Bazar | September 2019 20 Oct 2019 08:23 Weather related incidents required emergency response within the camps and host communities during September. Heavy rains and flooding affected more than 2,200 households throughout the month, with camps in Teknaf particularly affected. Humanitarian …
  • Thousands of retro Windows games are now free to play 20 Oct 2019 08:22 Believe it or not, Windows was the hot new operating system a few decades ago. Its popularity with businesses and consumers alike made it an attractive platform for software developers, including some of the earliest PC video game designers. Click or tap …
  • Farewell the ‘porn block’ – a PR exercise but lousy policy | Amy Orben 20 Oct 2019 08:21 The UK government’s porn block was a dead man walking for months, if not years. It is long overdue that this attempt to curb children’s access to online pornography is scrapped. Almost two years ago, a close colleague and I sat in a meeting with one of the …
  • Golis: Disaster preparedness? What could possibly go wrong? 20 Oct 2019 08:13 In impoverished countries, people were sitting in the dark, while in California, the fifth largest economy on Earth, people were … sitting in the dark. This month’s power outages, affecting millions of Californians, become the latest object lesson for a …
  • Australian sex therapist reveals how an affair can sometimes help save a marriage 20 Oct 2019 07:45 Sex therapist reveals how an affair can SAVE your marriage - and why a more 'forgiving attitude' can rescue a relationship headed for the rocks An Australian sex therapist has revealed how an affair can rescue a marriage  Matty Silver says the key …
  • Brinc Batelco IoT Hub supports Manama Entrepreneurship Week 20 Oct 2019 07:44 Brinc Batelco IoT Hub has announced its gold sponsorship of the ongoing Manama Entrepreneurship Week (MEW), being held in Manama, Bahrain. Brinc Batelco IoT Hub aims to support and contribute to Bahrain’s ecosystem by fostering the growth of IoT (the …
  • News24.com | Bishops: Inside the exclusive school rocked by sex scandal 20 Oct 2019 07:41 Few would have predicted that a relationship between a pupil at Cape Town's elite Bishops Diocesan College and a female teacher would have snowballed this week to a take-down request to a porn site and a group of top lawyers being appointed for …
  • OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition: Perfect substitute for Pixel 4 20 Oct 2019 07:38 New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has earned a distinct space in India with its 7T series and for those who want to own a super-premium version, the company has 7T Pro McLaren Edition on offer for Rs 58,999 – exactly the same price …
  • 5 The true story behind ‘Unbelievable,’ Netflix’s gripping new drama about the women who solved a serial rape case 20 Oct 2019 07:34 This stark contrast is at the heart of the Netflix drama, which began streaming Friday and was inspired by a 2015 article by ProPublica and the Marshall Project titled “An Unbelievable Story of Rape.” In the Pulitzer Prize–winning story, reporters T. …
  • TVET paves way for successful careers 20 Oct 2019 07:31 KUALA BERANG: Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduates are not only able to change their lives for the better by getting a higher than average salary, but their successes also pave the way to opening up employment opportunities to …
  • 6th World Internet Conference opens in China 20 Oct 2019 07:28 Plenary session of the 5th World Internet Conference last year. The sixth World Internet Conference opened Sunday in the river town of Wuzhen in east China’s Zhejiang Province. According to Xinhua, with the theme of “Smart, connectivity, openness and …
  • Neptune Trine of Innovation by Holiday Mathis 20 Oct 2019 07:25 [email protected] (Holiday Mathis) From indoor plumbing to Wi-Fi, amenities that were once unimaginable are amazed but a short while before being relegated from the category of miraculous invention to one of common necessity. The trine of Venus and …
  • 'Too much power': it's Warren v Facebook in the great breakup battle 20 Oct 2019 07:19 More than two hours into the Democratic debate in Ohio on Tuesday night, after discussions on healthcare, gun control and foreign policy, the moderators turned to another issue that sharply divided the candidates: is it time to break up Facebook? The …
  • Why many get the back story of Kenya’s huge success wrong 20 Oct 2019 07:15 By JACKIE LEBO More by this Author I write this from Iten, home of, among many others, Sharon Cherop, winner of the 2012 Boston Marathon. If one spent any significant amount of time here, it would be hard to believe that Kenyan athletic “success may be …
  • Why GCHQ's spies are coming out of the shadows - and setting up next to a Slug and Lettuce 20 Oct 2019 07:04 It is a name more likely to conjure up wartime code-breaking, secretive Cambridge University recruitment operations and Cold War phone tapping than a 1970s office block opposite Manchester town hall. But GCHQ, the government listening post currently …
  • Coming soon: The end of everything 20 Oct 2019 07:03 It's surprising how many items are disappearing. For instance, ties. As I look out from the choir at First Baptist Church on Sunday morning, I can count the ties on fellow parishioners on one hand and have three fingers left over. (Last Sunday there …
  • Richard Curran: 'Credit unions won't find it easy in tussle with banking Goliaths' 20 Oct 2019 07:01 It is good to see the credit union movement getting on the pitch when it comes to expanded financial services. Previous attempts to do this were scuppered by the Central Bank. This time it is all sorted. While welcome news for credit unions and consumers, …
  • China's next commercial rockets to make test flights in 2020, 2021 20 Oct 2019 06:53 China will launch test flights for the next two space rockets in its Smart Dragon series meant for commercial use in 2020 and 2021, reports Trend citing to Reuters. The release of the flight schedule by China Rocket Co, a unit of state-owned China …
  • Steroid-abusing dad shares brutal consequences of bid for perfect body 20 Oct 2019 06:49 A dad-of-three who was left with a host of health issues after decade of steroid abuse has revealed the horror of using the drug. Darren, a West Lothian sales rep who has never smoked, suffered high blood pressure levels, a temporary loss of libido, a …
  • WCO Delegation Visits Dubai Customs and Views Latest Practices 20 Oct 2019 06:40 A high level delegation from The World Customs Organization visited Dubai Customs to learn about the business processes and practices applied by the Customs administration, which are considered among the best in the world. The delegation, headed by Ricardo …
  • One man is an island 20 Oct 2019 06:33 I had been on Grand Cayman for more than a week, but I was no closer to speaking with him than when I arrived. The heir to a famously private foam-container dynasty and a reclusive businessman in his own right, Dart apparently hasn’t spoken to the press …
  • Las Vegas battles 'love recession' as millennials stop getting married 20 Oct 2019 06:11 According to the estate agent the chapel, which hosts 100 weddings a day at weekends, is still "very profitable". However, there was only one bid. Ms Richards, known as "The Wedding Queen of the West," eventually decided the show must …
  • Internet Overuse Grows as Does Reliance on the Internet 20 Oct 2019 06:09 While the internet has definitely made our lives easier, it has come at a cost. Studies show that internet addiction is on the rise, specifically among young people. In Turkey, a recent study shows that internet addiction has risen over the last two …
  • Make sure insurance ads are clear, fair and not misleading: Irdai to insurers 20 Oct 2019 06:02 New Delhi, Oct 20 () Regulator Irdai has asked insurers to ensure that advertisements of insurance products are clear and do not convey a fabricated sense of security to prospective customers. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India ( …
  • Makeup mogul sits pretty in Mideast 20 Oct 2019 05:59 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – From a humble start of leaving the world of finance to write a beauty blog, Huda Kattan now has become one of the most recognizable names in makeup around the world. The 36-year-old Iraqi-American now runs her eponymous empire …
  • The noise complaints that could lead to fines and even arrest in South Africa 20 Oct 2019 05:52 With more South Africans choosing to live in high-density complexes, it’s inevitable that you will come across those neighbours who appear intent on making your life miserable whether it be because of a barking dog, loud music, late night parties, arguing …
  • Fear, anxiety and hope: What it means to be a minority in gaming 20 Oct 2019 05:52 Above: An attendee plays at the Game Developers of Color Expo, which seeks to broaden the industry. Below: Davionne Gooden, creator of “She Dreams Elsewhere,” uses characters outside the mainstream. Above: An attendee plays at the Game Developers of Color …
  • Nearly 44% of New Zealand consumers go online using fibre connections 20 Oct 2019 05:45 Nearly 44% of New Zealand consumers currently access the internet primarily through a fibre connection, according to a report from IDC. The report also indicates that New Zealand’s adoption rate is more than double the average worldwide rate of 20 percent, …
  • JD Digits brings cutting-edge eKYC technology with Dolfin app 20 Oct 2019 05:35 Central JD Fintech Holding – a joint venture between top digital technology innovator JD Digits and Thailand’s largest retailer Central Group – have launched the Dolfin Intelligent Platform, an app offering digital finance solutions customised especially …
  • Thai, Singapore platforms to co-host "Thailand Cloud & Datacentre Convention 2019" 20 Oct 2019 05:35 Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between OPEN-TEC and Singapore's WMedia Pte Ltd in July to foster collaboration in Cross Country Tech Knowledge Base, a convention organised by the two platforms, titled “Thailand Cloud & …
  • Why tech solutions are a must for safe and reliable public transport systems 20 Oct 2019 05:35 Preparing and remained at the ready for a vast variety of contingencies is a top priority for those tasked with keeping public transportation systems running without delays or failures. However, budgets for maintaining assets and vehicles are often …
  • Data-rich helmets are here for delivery motorbikes 20 Oct 2019 05:35 By Nophakhun Limsamarnphun The Nation 6,239 Viewed Food and other delivery motorbikes in Bangkok and other big cities can expect help from smart data-rich helmets soon as HERE Technologies, a provider of location data and services, gears up its business in …
  • NOSTRA, JS100, Huawei join up to develop app to help locate missing persons 20 Oct 2019 05:35 Top software integrator NOSTRA, JS100 Radio Station and Huawei signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday (October 8) to collaborate on the development of NB-IoT (narrow band-internet of things) application and technology partnership in Thailand …
  • Will Global Video Apps Market Collapse Because of China? 20 Oct 2019 05:34 Opinion 07:43 20.10.2019Get short URL China is the first to release a utility that limits teenagers’ use of video apps to 40 minutes a day. The list contains 53 video services. This is to ensure that children don’t develop Internet addiction. The problem …
  • Naver invests in 3 startups developing AI, digital healthcare, mobility services 20 Oct 2019 05:31 D2 Startup Factory, an accelerator for tech startups operated by South Korean internet portal and search engine Naver has invested in three startups. Naver's D2 Startup Factory (D2SF) has selected the three startups, which develop artificial …
  • Change is the only hit formula 20 Oct 2019 05:21 New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) When a superstar of Akshay Kumars stature announces a film where the first look presents him in a transgender get-up, you know bigtime Bollywood is changing. It is a sign of change — towards a more mature thought process and …
  • Elite South African private boys’ school rocked by teacher sex scandal after complaints against water polo coach Fiona Viotti 20 Oct 2019 05:19 A married teacher at one of South Africa’s most prestigious private boys’ schools is at the centre of a sex scandal, with accusations of illicit videos and relationships with ‘several’ young students. Former model Fiona Viotti, 30, resigned from her role …
  • Weighty issue: ‘Kenya’s strongest professor’ speaks out after contest 20 Oct 2019 05:17 By ELVIS ONDIEKI More by this Author That a professor of epidemiology could take part in an odd competition like weightlifting was sure to leave Kenyans’ mouths agape. Added to the fact that the mother of four and grandmother of two is a few days shy of …
  • AAA reports National Average Declines With Fall Driving Season Underway 20 Oct 2019 05:17   Nashville, TN – Tennessee Gas Prices are holding steady. Today’s average is $2.35, which is the same as yesterday, but half a cent higher than last week’s average. Compared to last month, the average is 7 cents higher but 43 cents lower than this time …
  • What happens if your mind lives for ever on the internet? 20 Oct 2019 05:14 Imagine that a person’s brain could be scanned in great detail and recreated in a computer simulation. The person’s mind and memories, emotions and personality would be duplicated. In effect, a new and equally valid version of that person would now exist, …
  • I need to lose weight. Where do I start? 20 Oct 2019 05:14 National Obesity Week takes place from 15–19 October in South Africa. We have discussed the risks of being obese in previous articles. Now, our dietitians gave us a number of suggestions on how to start the road to weight loss.  Find a solution that works …
  • BYTE ME: Is your internet up to speed? 20 Oct 2019 05:11 THIS week we try to clear up some of the confusion surrounding internet connections. Unfortunately, this is a very subjective and technical topic so I will try to keep things simple. It is also due to the technical and subjective nature of internet …
  • Narcan, gas cards, new laws: How a Stearns Co. dad waged fight against an epidemic 20 Oct 2019 05:09 ST. AUGUSTA, MINN. – The worst day of Dan Pearson’s life — Christmas 2006 — started when his oldest son didn’t answer his phone. Justin Pearson had come over the night before, but his dad could tell the 24-year-old had relapsed into his opioid addiction: …
  • Best Chromebooks for 2019 - CNET 20 Oct 2019 05:04 Google's Chrome operating system excels at the basics. As a browser-based OS, it's naturally suited for the cloud-based services prevalent in modern work life. But it's also great for watching movies, listening to music and, of course, browsing …
  • China's propaganda chief says Cold War mentality hindering mutual... 20 Oct 2019 05:03 By Josh Horwitz and Yingzhi Yang WUZHEN, China (Reuters) - A "Cold War mentality" and "bully behavior" are hindering mutual trust in cyberspace, China's propaganda chief said on Sunday at the start of the World Internet Conference …
  • Paul Murton picks his favourite Shetland gems 20 Oct 2019 04:56 THE author and BBC Grand Tours presenter Paul Murton has written a new book about his very personal journey to Scotland's Viking Isles: Orkney and Shetland. Here, focusing on his travels around Shetland, he shares some of his favourite spots. Mousa …
  • Observer Food Monthly Awards 2019 readers’ prize draw 20 Oct 2019 04:45 The results of the OFM Awards 2019 have been announced and we’re offering readers the chance to win some fabulous prizes donated by the winners. You could be in with a chance of winning lunch or dinner for four at best restaurant The Oystermen, a meat box …
  • How to watch Yankees vs. Astros ALCS Game 6 tonight without cable - CNET 20 Oct 2019 04:44 The Yankees' Aaron Hicks hits a three run home run against Justin Verlander of the Astros during the first inning in game five. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images The Yankees survived last night in the first elimination game of the American League …
  • China's next commercial rockets to make test flights in 2020, 2021 - Xinhua 20 Oct 2019 04:43 Smart Dragon-1 rocket, China's first rocket designed for commercial use, carrying three satellites lifts off from the launch pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province, China August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer BEIJING (Reuters) - China …
  • Cook: NXT Becomes The Land of the Giants In Battle With AEW 20 Oct 2019 04:43 We all know that one of WWE’s main desires right now is to nip this whole AEW Dynamite thing in the bud before it can fully bloom. Vince McMahon ran everybody out of business once, and it’s annoying that these new people are trying to defy him and run …
  • What’s the reaction to the news of an adult shop opening on Felixstowe seafront? 20 Oct 2019 04:42 PUBLISHED: 05:30 20 October 2019 Sophie Barnett The Waffle Shack in Felixstowe looks set to re-open as the Love Shack, an adult-themed store Picture: ALAN BOYLE/EVERYTHING FELIXSTOWE ALAN BOYLE/EVERYTHING FELIXSTOWE Previously Winnie's Cafe and …
  • 3 Marketing Lessons From Kylie Jenner’s ‘Rise And Shine’ Viral Meme 20 Oct 2019 04:41 For those immersed in internet culture, the viral video of Kylie Jenner singing ‘Rise and Shine’ to her daughter, Stormi Webster — via a YouTube video tour of Kylie Cosmetics — brought about a multitude of memes.  From Miley Cyrus to even her ex-boyfriend …
  • Subsrciber base of RIL's Digital Services Business at 355.2 million as of Sep 30, 2019 20 Oct 2019 04:37 Results Summary - Standalone revenue from operations of Rs. 12,354 crore - Standalone EBITDA of Rs. 5,166 crore and EBITDA margin of 41.8% - Standalone Net Profit of Rs. 990 crore - Subscriber base as on 30th September 2019 of 355.2 million (40.8% YoY …
  • Court refers to jail authorities Abbasi’s application for laptop 20 Oct 2019 04:28 ISLAMABAD: The accountability court of Islamabad has sought comments from jail authorities on an application of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for using a laptop in Adiala jail. The court, in an order issued on the application seeking a meeting …
  • Steilacoom Town Administrator’s Oct. 18 Report to Council 20 Oct 2019 04:09 Upcoming Meetings: Council Meeting – November 5, 2019, at 6:30 PM at Town Hall. Planning Commission – November 18, 2019 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall. Civil Service Commission – November 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Community Center. Preservation and Review Board – …
  • Don't be shy, Ben – shoot! How Simmons' jump shot could lift 76ers 20 Oct 2019 04:08 Fans celebrated Simmons' first career three-pointer as if the Philadelphia 76ers had just won Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Embiid ran over and hugged him, teammates rushed the court and the internet went wild. It's been nearly impossible to mention …
  • Scots dad-of-three who abused steroids for gym results reveals terrifying damage 20 Oct 2019 04:04 A dad of three whose decade of steroid abuse has left him with a host of health issues says the drugs are "endemic" in Scottish gyms. The West Lothian sales rep, named only as Darren, suffered dangerously high blood pressure levels, a temporary …
  • China wants mutual trust in cyberspace 20 Oct 2019 03:50 A Cold War mentality and "bully behaviour" are hindering mutual trust in cyberspace, China's propaganda chief says. He was speaking on Sunday at the start of the World Internet Conference in the eastern Chinese town of Wuzhen. Huang Kunming, …
  • Defined by domestic appliances 20 Oct 2019 03:44 Of course, as with all manual jobs, the devil is in the detail. Though the windows are quieter than the Orfield Laboratory in South Minneaplois – check it out, it’s the quietest place on earth – the job’s still not really done. Our house is decorated in no …
  • Letter: In response to ‘socialism,’ Trump, economy 20 Oct 2019 03:32 Judge Wieland, at outset, (Madera Tribune, Aug. 31) defined “Socialism” to suit what appeared to be an ensuing megalothymic (to be seen as superior) purpose. At first, he seemed to declare ‘we’re all socialists’ more or less, while implying that a lot of …
  • Computer analysis predicted rises, ebbs in Afghanistan violence 20 Oct 2019 03:27 In August 2010, shortly after WikiLeaks released tens of thousands of classified documents that cataloged the harsh realities of the war in Afghanistan, a group of friends — all computer experts — gathered at the New York City headquarters of the Internet …
  • Playing board games at an elite level for Madeleine West 20 Oct 2019 03:22 I OFTEN have spoken of my longing to turn the clock back to simpler times. Say when my girls were younger. When they went to bed before me. When choosing a movie to watch together was easy (hello Disney and High School Musical). When they didn’t have a …
  • NBA: How Ben Simmons’ jump shot could lift the 76ers 20 Oct 2019 03:22 The crowd screamed for Ben Simmons to shoot as he dribbled near the perimeter in a preseason game against a team from China. Joel Embiid motioned for him to let it fly. The Australian took a couple more steps, stopped and popped. Swish. Fans celebrated …
  • Behind the scenes of Lima region’s community theater 20 Oct 2019 03:18 LIMA — When we purchase tickets to go see a community theater’s latest show, we get the pleasure of just showing up and enjoying the show. We usually don’t think about how much time and effort goes into it. The average community theater production takes …
  • Real Life Mama: More than a photo 20 Oct 2019 03:17 Sometimes, moms have the craziest ideas, dreams or bucket list items that they long to check off. My mom had the wildest one yet; she wanted to get Glamour Shots with my sisters and I. Yep, you read that right — good ol’ ‘80-’90s style, big hair, gobs of …
  • ‘I will report all your DMs’: K-pop stars fight back against Internet trolls 20 Oct 2019 03:09 Lifestyle Days after Sulli’s death, f(x) member Victoria and singer Park Jimin went online criticising anonymous commenters and warning they’ll be reported to authorities. 20 Oct 2019 10:36AM (Updated: 20 Oct 2019 10:41AM) Bookmark It seems some K-pop …
  • Extremely rare bird spotted on Vancouver Island 20 Oct 2019 03:09 VICTORIA - Bird enthusiasts have flocked to Vancouver Island from all over the world to catch a glimpse of a rare bird that has touched down. Kirsten Mills was one of the first to spot the yellow-browed warbler in Panama Flats on Friday and since then her …
  • Apple reportedly won't bid for 'South Park' streaming rights because of China's ban on the show 20 Oct 2019 03:03 south parkComedy Central Sources familiar with the offer to buy streaming rights to "South Park" told Bloomberg that Apple probably won't bid for the show, because its episode "Band in China" got the show literally banned in China. …
  • China's propaganda chief says Cold War mentality hindering mutual trust in cyberspace 20 Oct 2019 02:54 WUZHEN, China Oct 20 (Reuters) - A Cold War mentality and “bully behaviour” were hindering mutual trust in cyberspace, China’s propaganda chief said on Sunday at the start of the World Internet Conference in the eastern Chinese town of Wuzhen. Huang …
  • Three technologies that can transform Africa 20 Oct 2019 02:52 Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr.(CFA) The rate at which technology has evolved over the years has been extraordinary. The nature of man that has made him never to be contented has led to a steady pace of natural evolution of the advancement of innovation …
  • Floyd Mayweather Says 50 Cent Has Herpes And He Provide Receipts 20 Oct 2019 02:46 Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent 50 Cent has herpes, according to Floyd Mayweather. The boxing icon and 50 Cent are back at it again and this time it’s getting really personal. Last week, we reported that 50 Cent ridiculed Mayweather for a Gucci jacket he …
  • Couple celebrates 72nd wedding anniversary with photo shoot at senior living center 20 Oct 2019 02:43 Please enable Javascript to watch this video BURLINGTON, Colo. -- An elderly couple from Colorado is taking the internet by storm after celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary in style. Leonard and Shirley Matties, both 91, dressed up for a photo shoot …
  • What a joke! Comedy police officer quits after being rapped for non-PC gags on his satirical blog  20 Oct 2019 02:37 What a joke! Comedy police officer quits after being rapped for non-PC gags on his satirical blog Senior detective Paul Byrne was forced to take his 'offensive' comedy blog down His blog, intended as ‘light satire, upset his sensitive bosses at the …
  • Brexit, Impreachment Inquiry, Syria: Your Friday Briefing 20 Oct 2019 02:24 Britain and the E.U. agreed on the draft text of a Brexit deal on Thursday, clearing a major hurdle in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to leave the E.U. by Oct. 31. The agreement sets up a fateful showdown on Saturday, when British Parliament is set to …
  • How Bitcoin transactions were used to track down the 23-year-old South Korean operating a global child exploitation site from his bedroom 20 Oct 2019 02:23 Then it all began to unravel.But the case is much bigger than just one man. Over the almost three years that the site was online, users downloaded files more than one million times, according to a newly unsealed DOJ indictment. At least 23 children in the …
  • Why Africa needs tech-trusting leaders 20 Oct 2019 02:13 By SAM WAMBUGU More by this Author Social and economic projections are unambiguous: Africa is on the cusp of sweeping changes in all the sectors of development, thanks to pervasive technology — no sector is immune. The next biggest megacities of the world …
  • Ban e-cigarettes, shisha, group tells FG 20 Oct 2019 01:59 Omolara Akintoye   THE Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the Nigerian government to swiftly place a ban on e-cigarettes, shisha and other so-called novel products from the tobacco industry in the wake …
  • ‘How Andrew Yang Would Fix The Internet’ 20 Oct 2019 01:57 For the "Privacy Project" newsletter of the New York Times, opinion writer Charlie Warzel interviewed U.S. presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Their far-ranging conversation covered everything from whether Facebook should be able to run political …
  • Bag lady nabbed, May denies snatching, Sia Po goes to cops 20 Oct 2019 01:54 Con-artist fined for potty mouth A crafty auntie who duped sympathetic Thais out of their hard-earned money by spinning a sob story about how a thief had made off with her belongings has fallen victim to her foul mouth rather than her duplicitious ways …
  • AI demands immediate release of Kashmiris 20 Oct 2019 01:42 AI demands immediate release of Kashmiris ISLAMABAD: London-based human rights watchdog, Amnesty International has demanded lifting of communications blockade and immediate release of all Kashmiri detainees held by Indian authorities without charge or …
  • Philip Ryan: 'Planes, brains and motorcades - a glimpse behind the velvet curtain' 20 Oct 2019 01:39 Unlike many government jets and an increasing number of commercial airlines, the State-owned Learjet does not have access to the internet. There is an old fashioned telephone in the cabin which is never used, so once you're in the air you are cut off …
  • No sale: Don’t buy in to ‘the end’ of 60/40 investing 20 Oct 2019 01:18 In 35 years covering investments, I have seen “the end” countless times. Dividend investing purportedly was dying while the Internet bubble was inflating in the 1990s, buy-and-hold investing has been on the way out countless times in the last quarter …
  • How to get free treats or upgrades at your next hotel stay 20 Oct 2019 01:18 Proof there IS such a thing as a free lunch: How to get hotel treats and upgrades on the house Holiday Hero Neil Simpson reveals how to get the best deals on hotel stays  He suggests finding a deal on a comparison site but booking directly with hotel Don…
  • Digital economy in Cyprus has a long way to go 20 Oct 2019 01:17 Broadband connectivity is good but apart from social media we are not making the best use of online services   By Elena Malkawi Recently, TechCrunch, a digital economy news site, noted, “Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, …
  • TOBIAS ELLWOOD: China is winning in its war on the West from cyber space to the dark side of moon 20 Oct 2019 01:17 When the Chinese Communist Party celebrated its 70th birthday last month, it did so with a jaw-dropping display of armaments, the size and scale of which has never been seen before. The vast parade in Tiananmen Square included 15,000 troops, 580 pieces of …
  • 'I might've taken 40 shots to get one selfie' 20 Oct 2019 00:34 She has a million Instagram followers and has perfected the candid-looking, pouty selfie. But Victoria's Secret model Georgia Fowler admits she doesn't like oversharing on social media and still keeps a "little bit" to herself, reports …
  • J&K shutdown, Internet ban take toll: Projects stuck, govt work hit 20 Oct 2019 00:32 The communication shutdown, particularly the suspension of Internet, has been among the biggest roadblocks. (Express Photo: Shuaib Masoodi/File) In the days following its August 5 decision to scrap the special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre …
  • The secret Google doesn't want you to know about its tool to auto-delete your data 20 Oct 2019 00:31 Companies like Google are always looking for new ways to collect data about you. This is because their business model is based on selling ads. The more companies know about you, the better they can tailor their ads to your tastes. Click or tap to see …
  • Tweeting South Asian art 20 Oct 2019 00:27 Pakistani truck art. Image via Flickr by carol mitchell. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 A hashtag, #SouthAsianArtists, recently took Twitter by storm. This is the third year running that artists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, The Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan …
  • "Ford GT40 Tribute" Mustang Is Lowered on Turbofan Wheels, Has Classic Livery 20 Oct 2019 00:11 With the Internet being populated by more and more renderings portraying tricked-out cars, one might wonder what the connection between this pixel play and the real world is. Well, the Ford Mustang GT that brought us here delivers a brilliant example of …
  • The death of one of K-pop’s biggest stars reveals its toxic fan culture 20 Oct 2019 00:11 Price of fame: South Korean pop star Sulli. (Photo: Newsis/Associated Press) Earlier this week came the shocking news of the death of Sulli, one of the biggest K-pop stars. The 25-year-old was found dead in her home near Seoul by her manager, and …
  • Facial recognition at airports promises convenience in exchange for surveillance 20 Oct 2019 00:11 This is the trope that SMART technologies have perfected — trading surveillance for promised convenience. (Photo: Getty Images/Thinkstock) I was checking in for a flight, when the desk manager asked me if I would like to participate in a beta-programme …
  • Bronx staircase featured in ‘Joker’ movie becomes tourist attraction, for better or worse 20 Oct 2019 00:09 HIGHBRIDGE, the Bronx — Are the “Joker” stairs the new “Rocky” stairs? Maybe. Fans of the “Joker,” the film that hit theaters earlier this month, are taking photos in front of those stairs. You know the ones. Joker, portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, dances …