How Playing a One-Armed Badass Helped Suki Waterhouse Get Over Heartbreak

June 26, 2017

… pink, and were just wearing the most outrageous outfits to school. And then it takes a really scary dark turn. By the end of it were just in red leather coats, all of us, with Uzis. I think youll like it. Is there anyone youre dying to work with? Quentin Tarantino. Lars Von Trierhes the one who did Breaking the Waves, right? I fucking love that movie. Thats one of my favorite movies ever. And Emily Watson. There are so many directors that Id love to work with. Lily calls it creative intercourse. …

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Japanese Banks at Risk as Borrowing in Dollars Doubles, BIS Says

June 26, 2017

Japanese banks have more than doubled their borrowing and lending in dollars since 2007, leaving them vulnerable to funding shocks such as those that exacerbated the last financial crisis, the Bank for International Settlements warned in a report released Sunday. Assets denominated in dollars on the balance sheets of Japanese banks surged to about $3.5 trillion by the end of 2016, the coordinating body for the world’s central banks said in its annual report about the global economy. …

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Here are the funniest lines from a coal CEO’s attempted takedown of John Oliver’s coal industry takedown

June 23, 2017

… Have you no decency, Mr. Nutterbutter? Good faith efforts “Even worse, toward the end of the broadcast, Defendant Oliver confirmed that Defendants intentionally expanded their attack against Mr. Murray and the Plaintiffs as retaliation for Plaintiffs’ good faith efforts to ensure the accuracy of the broadcast. Defendant Oliver stated “Bob Murray, I didn’t really plan for so much of this piece to be about you, but you kind of forced my hand on that one.” …

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Theresa May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… secure the Commons support needed to pass their programme. Brexit negotiations began on Monday. Brexit and security loom large at EU summit Bill-by-bill guide: Queen’s Speech Corbyn attacks ‘threadbare’ programme Brexit bills dominate Queen’s Speech The UK is due to leave the EU by the end of March 2019. …

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Leading universities rated ‘bronze’ under new ranking system – BBC News

June 22, 2017

… & West London College Provisional The University of East Anglia Silver East Durham College Silver East end Computing & Business College Limited Provisional East Kent College Provisional University of East London Bronze East Riding College Bronze Edge Hill University Gold The Edward James Foundation Limited Provisional The University of Essex Gold University College of Estate Management Provisional University of Exeter Gold Exeter College Gold Fairfield School of …

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Bloomberg Urges Americans To Stop Resisting Trump And Focus On 2020 Instead

June 22, 2017

… cheers from the audience. If you disagree, you should go out there. You can protest. You can elect other officials,write letters, make phone calls, he said. But in the end, the public has spoken, whether you like the results or not. The former mayors message to support the president stands out amid Bloombergs ongoing criticisms of the president while promoting his book, co-written with environmentalist Carl Pope,Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet. …

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How I transitioned into the freelance economy

June 21, 2017

… efficiency Have you ever met a company that didnt want to save money? My team knew that writing and social media were my strong suits, so it made sense when I asked to focus on them and cut out less valuable tasks. As part of convincing my employer that my job would still get done, on time, without sacrificing quality, I demonstrated that I would be cutting my time and salary in half, ultimately helping my employers bottom line. On my end, I was now free three days a week to take on other …

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Queen’s Speech 2017: May promises ‘humility’ – BBC News

June 21, 2017

… the so-called Great Repeal Bill – which will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act and end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. It will also copy existing EU legislation to the UK statute book, and Parliament will decide which bits to retain. A dressed-down Queen’s Speech Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionScaled back Queen’s Speech will look a little different The Queen will arrive at Parliament in a car, rather than horse-drawn …

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Republicans Hold On To Mick Mulvaney’s Old House Seat In South Carolina

June 21, 2017

… to be a neck-and-neck special election Tuesday in Georgias 6th congressional district overshadowed the race in South Carolina. Shortly after Parnell released an internal poll at the end of May showing that he had narrowed Normans lead to 10 percentage points, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee contributed $275,000 to his bid. Republican Ralph Norman, right, campaigns in South Carolina’s 5th District. Parnell was previously a tax adviser for Wall Street giant Goldman …

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Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones Interview Had Lower Ratings Than A Game-Show Rerun

June 20, 2017

In the end, the fierce dispute over whether Kelly should have given air time to Jones seems to have garnered a lot more attention than her interview with him. Kellys show was not only beaten out by an ABC rerun of Americas Funniest Home Videos that attracted 3.7 million viewers, but also by a CBS rerun of 60 Minutes watched by 5.3 million viewers, and Foxs U.S. Golf Open Championship coverage that received 6.1 million viewers. In the sought-after 18-49 age demographic, Kellys interview tied …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… from itself? Then there’s the corporate dystopia, in which the vast majority of online ad dollars are vacuumed up by two companies: Google and Facebook. For a while, the two worlds coexisted peacefully, but it appears that time is coming to an end. There are signs that the Silicon Valley giants have had about enough of the shadiness of their lesser peers (though neither is entirely blameless or immune themselves). After years of paying lip service to the idea of a cleaner, more …

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Philip Hammond attacks Tory general election campaign – BBC News

June 18, 2017

… conversations with Mrs May after the election, in which the Conservatives lost their Commons majority. Mr Hammond said the Tories should have focused more on their record of running Britain’s finances. “The end result is that in my judgement we did not talk about the economy as much we should have done.” Asked how long Mrs May had left in Number 10, Mr Hammond replied: “I think what the country needs now is a period of calm while we get on with the job at hand.” …

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Trump Killed A Key Obama Immigration Program. But What He Didn’t Do Matters More.

June 17, 2017

… to eliminate, and one that has shielded hundreds of thousands from deportation. By Friday, the Trump administration was insisting that the president hadnt gone back on his promise to end DACA. And even defenders of the program remain cautious about its future prospects. Still,nearly 150 days into his time in the White House, Trump hasnt rescinded DACA not on Day One of his presidency, as he pledged during the campaign; not when he radically reshaped immigration policy early in his …

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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

… into this, its much harder than you think. We’re trying to cover media companies and musicians, people who have different kinds of deals, sponsorship with brands over years or a one-off,” Porch said. So is this the end of #ad? Not so fast. “Creators should still check with their own team and their counsel,” Porch said. It’s only available to a handful of creators so far. WATCH: This cutting board has a built-in knife so you can chop like a pro More From this …

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PM ‘must listen’ to other parties over Brexit says Cameron – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… opposition MPs for a rethink on Brexit, ministers have pointed out that the Conservative and Labour leaderships both agree that the UK needs to leave the single market to end free movement. But the PM is facing growing calls for other options to be put back on the agenda, including potentially remaining in the customs union, accepting a transitional role for the European Court of Justice, ruling out leaving without a deal and seeking some concessions on immigration. ‘Talk more …

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Ralph Northam Wins In Democratic Primary For Virginia Governor

June 14, 2017

Although Perriello enjoyed greater support among millennials, liberals and residents of Southwestern Virginia, his campaign hopes depended on getting many of them to turn out for the first time. Its still an uphill climb for groups that are farther to the left to succeed even in a Democratic Primary, said Geoffrey Skelly, an expert in state politics at the University of Virginia. Theres a lot of excitement. But at the end of the day, there are a lot of Democratic voters that are center-left …

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All the clever and poignant signs from Sunday’s Equality Marches

June 12, 2017

… pic.twitter.com/fe2OvIjzJP Pandora P. (@luissanapacheco) June 11, 2017 Leaders of the Equality March stressed the need for unity and inclusion to help end the “hostile rhetoric, discriminatory policies, and violence perpetrated against the most vulnerable in our communities,” including those targeted due to immigration status, skin color, religion, or disability. “We affirm and celebrate that we are a mix of diverse communities,” the organizers said. WATCH: Internet …

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Let’s Be Honest, Donald Trump Will Survive James Comey’s Testimony

June 8, 2017

When former FBI Director James Comey appears before Congress on Thursday, he will reveal painful truths about the pressures President Donald Trump put on him. He will add explosive chapters to the ongoing saga of Russias interference in the 2016 election. He may very well end up raising questions about Trumps temperament. But one thing hes unlikely to do, even the presidents critics concede, is expedite Trumps demise. Watergate did not bring Richard Nixon down overnight, said Brian Fallon, …

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What does a Facebook Like really mean?

June 7, 2017

… thing you “Like” is a picture of a friend’s baby? Facebook’s the most pervasive single entity in the history of the worldnearly two billion worldwide users. It’s already had a massive impact on advertising and media, to say nothing of the way we interact with one another, and it could end up playing a critical role in a paradigm shift of the entertainment business as we know it. And of course, Facebook’s dramatic impact on politics (or lack thereof) has been …

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First cash Lifetime Isa launched – BBC News

June 7, 2017

Compared to other cash Isas, the Skipton’s interest rate is relatively low. Rival providers of instant access Isas offer returns of more than 1%. Banks snub the launch of Lifetime Isas What is a Lifetime Isa? “I would say it’s a disappointing rate, but they know there’s going to be a big inflow, because of the government top-up,” said Simon French, chief economist at Panmure Gordon. As a result, those who save before the end of the tax year will get an …

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Remember when Republicans wanted to investigate the Clintons’ pet cat?

June 5, 2017

… dog Millie, then donated proceeds to pay for the cost of Millie’s personal correspondence. Hillary Clinton did, in fact, compile a book of letters written to Socks and Buddy in 1998. However, proceeds from Dear Socks, Dear Buddy were donated to the National Park Foundation. In the end, of course, nothing came of Burton’s inquiry. A completely unaware Socks got off scot-free and a lot of delighted kids received taxpayer-funded letters from their favorite cat. Image: Amazon …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… accept one, it’s always a pleasure to have a shortbread.” One of his favourite places to eat is Gaby’s Deli in London’s West end. It’s been reported that he loves making jam with fruit grown on his allotment, and once belonged to an All Party Parliamentary Group for Cheese. But his second wife, Jane Chapman, has said Mr Corbyn never once took her out for dinner during their five years together, preferring instead to “grab a can of beans and eat it straight …

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Kevin Spacey uses ‘House of Cards’ to force you to embrace the silly and serious sides of VR

June 2, 2017

… enemy territory in VR. Image: netflix Just a few seconds later, the immersive battle scene gets a little too real for Conway and he’s forced to snatch the headset off, his face red with anxiety as the app’s developer and Conway’s wife look on at the next would-be U.S. president. It’s a clever use of the latest technology (I’ve used such an interactive glove on higher-end VR systems) on a show that has a tradition of integrating gaming and mobile tech into the …

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MTV adds ‘Cribs’ and ‘Girl Code’ to Snapchat’s roster of TV shows

June 2, 2017

… channel. That’s probably not enough money to move the needle for a company like MTV, but it’s an important entry into the high-end digital market that is looking to grab TV ad dollars. “All those in our ad sale worlds become super-valuable packages,” Fishman said. There’s an “awesome multi-pronged sense of the brand we bring our ad partners.” But isn’t Snapchat over? Facebook, the network with nearly 2 billion people, is gearing up to launch its …

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