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Erdogan public appearances outside G20 ‘inappropriate’ – German FM

Published time: 29 Jun, 2017 08:31Edited time: 29 Jun, 2017 08:33 Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan © Christian Hartmann / Reuters German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has advised Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan not to hold public events during his trip to G20 summit ...
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Elderly Woman Throws Coins Into Plane Engine For Good Luck

Facebook/China People's Daily A flight in China was delayed for five hours after an elderly woman decided to throw coins into the plane’s engine for good luck. The 80-year-old passenger, known only as Qiu, threw her change into the aircraft’s engine turbine as she boarded the China Southern Airlines flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou. Concerned passengers alerted airline staff who discovered nine coins in the engine, one of which was really nestled in. Weibo/China Southern ...
technology, Unilad Tech

Philippe Galli : les prisons sont victimes d’un « management archaïque » et de « syndicats corporatistes »

TRIBUNE. Après sept mois passés à la Direction de l’administration pénitentiaire (DAP), je vois précisément les maux qu’un futur directeur devra prendre à bras-le-corps pour ramener cette vieille administration régalienne vers des modes de fonctionnement moins chaotiques et plus efficaces.Trois rendez-vous seront incontournables, celui d’une nouvelle relation sociale avec les personnels, celui du recrutement des futures générations de personnels pénitentiaires et celui de la révolution numérique appliquée au monde carcéral. Malgré les travers visibles et ...
LaMonde - Society

New working paper looks at the role of public service broadcasters in challenging times

Dr David Levy, Director of the Reuters Institute, has written a working paper on the role of public service broadcasters (PSB). Focusing on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the paper examines how the corporation is meeting thel challenge of reaching diverse, younger audiences through digital media without alienating loyal audiences or antagonising commercial providers ...
Reuters Institute

En Inde, le nationalisme se joue sur grand écran

En Inde, le nationalisme se porte bien, y compris au cinéma. Baahubali 2 : la conclusion en est la preuve. Sur les écrans du pays depuis la fin du mois d’avril, la suite de Baahubali, film épique sorti en 2015, alimente les conversations. Encore une fois réalisé par S. S. Rajamouli, Baahubali 2 retrace l’histoire de Shivudu, un jeune villageois qui combat son cousin Bhalladeva, un despote qui terrorise les habitants d’un royaume imaginaire hindou. Au cours de son ...
France - News

As Affordable Care Act Repeal Teeters, Prospects for Bipartisanship Build

“I think it’s going to be very difficult” for Republicans to reach agreement on a bill this week, said Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine. But, she added, “you never know.” Continue reading the main story Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, was even more skeptical. “Pigs could fly,” he said. Republicans have talked for months about possible ways to repair the Affordable Care Act, although they would clearly prefer the wholesale replacement they have ...
NY Times

Watch The National’s video for new song ‘Guilty Party’

It's the second song they've unveiled from new album 'Sleep Well Beast'.The National Following yesterday’s teaser clip, The National have shared the video for their new song ‘Guilty Party’. ‘Guilty Party’ is the second …Continue reading » The post Watch The National’s video for new song ‘Guilty Party’ appeared first on NME ...
Music

Arcade Fire unveil full tracklist for new album ‘Everything Now’

Some of the song titles are a little unusual.Arcade Fire Arcade Fire have unveiled the full tracklist for new album ‘Everybody Now’. The band shared the song titles for their …Continue reading » The post Arcade Fire unveil full tracklist for new album ‘Everything Now’ appeared first on NME ...
Music

Aston Martin’s First All-Electric Vehicle Set for 2019

Is James Bond going green? Super-agent vehicle maker Aston Martin has confirmed production of its first all-electric model. A limited run of 155 RapidE cars, unveiled two years ago as a concept, will hit assembly lines in 2019. “RapidE represents a sustainable future in which Aston Martin’s values of seductive style and supreme performance don’t merely co-exist alongside a new zero-emission powertrain, but are enhanced by it,” company CEO Andy Palmer said in a statement ...
Geek.com, News, Tech

Token Is One Ring To Rule Your Digital Life

One ring to rule them all: Token is the portable solution to your hectic digital life. The stylish band encourages people to “live keyless, cardless, and free of passwords.” Co-founded by Melanie and Steve Shapiro, Token aims to make consumer security faster and easier via partnerships with Microsoft, MasterCard, HID, and Visa. The wearable replaces credit cards, house keys (with $100 DoorLock supplement), website credentials, car keys (with $100 CarLock add-on), transit cards, and access ...
Geek.com, News, Tech

Sexy Robots Help Cure Erectile Dysfunction

If there’s one thing that the modern world teaches us, it’s that everything changes. Over the last few decades, we’ve seen massive paradigm shifts in just about every aspect of human existence, from the way we work to how we meet romantic partners and even interact with our friends. The most basic things are ripe for disruption, and what could be more basic than sex? The old-fashioned in and out is still perfectly good, but ...
Geek.com, News, Robots, Tech

Simple Geek’s Guide to Speeding Up Your Old Laptop

Most of us run our lives through our computers, so they’re obviously important. But goddamn are they expensive too. And when we do buy one, technology move so quickly that our laptops seem to feel obsolete overnight. It doesn’t help that companies like Apple factor planned obsolesce into their products, so they seem to work slower and stupider each time you update something. Luckily there are some pretty easy tricks you can do to speed ...
Geek.com, Tech

Marvel Teases an Inhumans Trailer, Miles Morales and a Bug Hero Team Up

The Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps growing bigger and bigger, and since two new additions are premiering soon, Marvel is happy to keep tantalizing us with little updates. Today, the most substantial news comes out of the upcoming Inhumans TV show. We’ll get a full trailer on Thursday, but Marvel released a teaser today. Because once again, we somehow ended up in the reality where trailers for trailers are a thing. But hey, Marvel’s stuff still looks really ...

Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling RECOVERS against euro after a weekly low

THE POUND to euro exchange rate is currently languishing at 1 GBP to 1.136 EUR after a turbulent week, which saw highs of €1.140 and lows of €1.126. The Tesco exchange rate is lower today than yesterday at €1.02, while the exchange rate pound to dollar is up today at US$1.29 ...
Daily Express, Travel

Isolated Malaysian tribe prohibited from land…so live in STILTED huts on water

AN ISOLATED tribe in Malaysia are prohibited from living on the mainland…so instead they live in stilted house communities on the water ...
Daily Express, Travel

Florent Coste : « Repolitiser notre rapport à la création littéraire »

Explore. Investigations littéraires, de Florent Coste, Questions théoriques, « Forbidden Beach », 450 p., 20 €.Explore, titre du livre de Florent Coste, est à entendre comme une invitation ou comme une injonction : Allons ! Il est temps ! Tout ce que tu croyais savoir sur la littérature est à redécouvrir ! Depuis quelques années, les manifestes en faveur de la théorie littéraire ne manquent pas. Dans Lire, interpréter, actualiser. Pourquoi les études littéraires ? (Amsterdam, 2007), Yves Citton adaptait l’interprétation des textes ...

6 Lies Many People Tell Themselves & Their Consequences

We’re all liars. Yes, even if you pride yourself on your honesty, I know with absolute confidence that there is a metaphorical lying bone within you, and it’s likely a lot bigger than you think. You may not lie to others, but you most certainly lie to yourself. But don’t worry — we all do it, myself included, and that’s why I’ve put together a list of six of the most common lies we tend to tell ...
Collective Evolution

A Different Perspective On The New ‘ISIS Video’ Of Brainwashed Kids Executing Prisoners

If you turned on your TV and watched any mainstream news network this week, odds are that you heard mention of ISIS or watched some sort of alleged footage from the infamous terrorist group. Though I believe it’s extremely important to stay up-to-date with what’s going on all over the world, it’s equally as important to ensure you’re actually being told the real story and not just being fed misinformation or propaganda. When it comes to mainstream ...
Collective Evolution

When I Turned 30, I Had No Desire to Wear These Shoes

These are the ones I invested in ...
Fashion, WhoWhatwear

Japanese airline forces wheelchair user to crawl on board

Published time: 28 Jun, 2017 11:00 Japanese low-cost carrier Vanilla Air asked a man paralysed from the waist down to climb a ladder to enter the plane, saying safety rules prohibited him from being carried aboard. The incident triggered outrage, prompting the airline to apologize. Vanilla Air apologized on Wednesday to the 44-year-old man for his humiliating experience last month. Hideto Kijima, who has used a wheelchair since he was 17, was traveling home from ...
RT News

Brisbane’s predicament: Council must choose between city, citizens

Consider the plight of Brisbane, San Francisco’s small neighbor just across the San Mateo County line. It’s unlikely many city residents have ever visited this little suburb. Its tiny downtown and population of 4,400 are scarcely visible, even when driving along adjacent Highway 101. Yet, Brisbane has become the topic of an increasingly high stakes regional land use debate, something its residents and town council probably wish they could avoid. The source of their discomfort ...
SF Examiner

Serial killer dubbed ‘Hannibal the Cannibal’ has spent 39yrs in solitary confinement

Published time: 28 Jun, 2017 11:29 Infamous serial killer Robert Maudsley, dubbed Britain’s “Hannibal the Cannibal,” has become the UK’s longest-serving inmate in solitary confinement, after spending 39 years alone. Maudsley, 64, has spent 14,235 days in a solitary jail cell at HMP Wakefield, West Yorkshire, after he killed four people, including three fellow prisoners. Read more He spends 23 hours a day in “the cage” – a glass cell made of bulletproof glass with ...
RT News

How Gandhi’s last day was photographed

In the 1940s, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson took the last photos of Gandhi before the Indian leader's assassination. Those images, and the ones of the funeral, are now on display at a new exhibit in NYC.Courtesy of Magnum Photos and British Pathe ...
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