Here’s why Sean Spicer is secretly a genius

June 24, 2017

Image: alex wong/Getty Images When it comes to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, most people would not immediately label him as a “smart guy.” He has drawn criticism for making false and often controversial statements, and his general combativeness with the press. But he is human, is he not? Are you perfect? He deserves a champion. And that champion is me. I’m going to outline exactly how Sean Spicer is actually a genius, and how everything he’s doing is actually …

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 23, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / lOvE lOvE “How to get a job at:” is a series of interviews with hiring managers at companies in order to provide specific and useful insight into… well, how to get a job. Read the first installment here. Imagine standing on the red carpet of the Met Gala, photographing Rihannas ensemble and immortalizing this moment for years to come. Thats just another day in the life for photographers at Getty Images. For the Getty Images team, photography is the …

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Nicola Sturgeon to face Scottish farming leaders – BBC News

June 23, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRuth Davidson asked Nicola Sturgeon whether the Scottish government will ask for an extension to the farm payments deadline Nicola Sturgeon is to address farming leaders the day after it emerged the Scottish government has again asked for an extension to the deadline for making EU subsidy payments. The European Commission has confirmed the government wants next week’s deadline extended until 15 October. Ms Sturgeon had …

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London fire: Inquest versus inquiry – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… Article 2 inquests are held where the state or a public body may have played a part in the death of a person, or failed to protect a life when it knew – or ought to have known – of a real and immediate risk to the life of that person. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Judge Frances Kirkham made clear recommendations after the 2009 Lakanal House fire The lack of legal force behind coroners’ recommendations was seen after the inquests in 2013 into the death of …

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

June 22, 2017

… fees, which currently stand at about 9,000, in line with inflation in 2018-19. Image copyright Getty Images “I know I am not alone in having deep concerns about its subjective assessment, its lack of transparency, and with different benchmarks for each institution removing any sense of equity and equality of assessment,” he said. “Our own student satisfaction metrics, including satisfaction with teaching, are better than some of those universities who have been awarded …

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College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

June 21, 2017

Image: AFP/Getty Images Wanna become an Instagram star? Now, you can get a formal education for that. A university in China is offering courses that are meant to equip students with the skills they need for online fame. SEE ALSO: Instagram influencers are utter nonsense, and Fyre Fest proves it From make-up classes, catwalk practice to dance performances, the Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College (YWICC) near Shanghai says it knows what you need to become a social media celeb. Image: …

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General election 2017: Why people voted the way they did – BBC News

June 20, 2017

… Dems,” YouGov said. Image copyright Getty Images It’s only two years since the last general election – and the Tories and Labour both kept 90% of their 2015 voters, Ipsos Mori says. Lord Ashcroft had this as 83% for Labour and 82% for the Tories. But only half of the Lib Dems’ voters from last time around stayed with the party, Ipsos Mori said (more on this below). Labour won among BME voters That was a finding from Ipsos Mori, which said Labour’s lead here …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… first two years after Marcario took the top spot in 2014. But she grew dismayed as environmental and climate issues took a backseat in the 2016 election, despite the stark difference between the two top candidates views. She worried the vicious mudslinging of the election would turn off voters. George Frey/Getty Images completely closed down 500 million all $10 millionNov. 28 blog post grew up campingtold Field & Stream magazine threatenedpulled out of the show review all national …

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General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… combined with the repeated use of adverts with practical messages designed to increase youth voter turnout by giving instructions on how to register to vote and where to find local polling stations. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many of Momentum’s videos show Jeremy Corbyn embracing his supporters Its Facebook and Twitter pages feature a mixture of content, from posts mocking Theresa May’s record to videos of Mr Corbyn hugging some of his supporters. Joe Todd, …

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President Trump Visits Rep. Steve Scalise, Capitol Police Officer In Hospital

June 15, 2017

The first couple reportedly met with Scalises doctors at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he underwent surgery, and they spoke with his family and sat by his bedside, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. The Trumps also met with Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner, who was injured, and her wife. Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images Scalise was shot in the hip by a lone gunman who opened fire on Republican lawmakers who werepracticing for a congressional baseball …

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Is Reality Winner A Leaker, A Whistleblower Or Something Else?

June 9, 2017

Whats the difference? Leakers, on the other hand, can become targets for prosecution for mishandling classified information. Not all leak are crimes, however. Sharing unclassified materials such as former FBI Director James Comey did with some of his memos about his private conversations with President Donald Trump is not illegal, experts say. Sean Rayford via Getty Images Reality Winner is a leaker, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office in Southern Georgia. Theyve charged her with …

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What you can learn about investing from Amazon’s insane 49,000 percent gain

June 9, 2017

Image: Getty Images for Amazon On top of free two-day package delivery, Amazon has been delivering for shareholders. The company recently marked 20 years as a publicly traded company and made headlines for its astounding 49,000% return since its 1997 initial public offering. Starting at $1.96 per share (adjusted for stock splits), the stock recently crossed$1,000. This 41% annual growth rate would have compounded a modest $1,000 investment into nearly a half-million dollars over two decades. …

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Phil Murphy And Kim Guadagno To Face Off In New Jersey Gubernatorial Election

June 7, 2017

… proximity to the governor. Christie holds the distinction of being the most unpopular governor in the nation a recent Quinnipiac University survey released earlier this month showed the tough-talking Republican with a shockingly low 18 percent approval rating. Both Johnson and Wisniewski attempted to cast themselves as the true progressives in the Democratic primary race, using Images and video of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in attacks against Murphy and his tenure at Goldman Sachs. The line …

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Oculus founder plots surveillance tech startup to help Trump build border wall

June 5, 2017

Oculus co-founder Palmer LuckeyImage: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Dell If you thought the pioneering founder of virtual reality company Oculus, Palmer Luckey, was just going to fade into the shadows with his Facebook money, think again. While recent reports indicated that his second act might be a gaming company, it turns out that he’s also working on a security company that has an ominously familiar mission: policing immigration border walls. SEE ALSO: Oculus founder thinks this wild …

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Will Arnett is so overcome with email he’s working with a startup to solve the problem

June 4, 2017

Will Arnett is so over email.Image: Getty Images for Sony Pictures Television Actor Will Arnett has his hands (and voice) in a lot of different projects: a fifth season of Arrested Development is coming soon; his Netflix series Flaked is back this week for a second season; the trailer for Nut Job 2 just came out before its August release;and the Lego Batman movie is now available on Blu-ray and online. For all those projects, the actor gets tons of email. The entertainment world seems to run on …

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What all those emoji really mean in Twitter handles

June 4, 2017

Image: ambar del Moral/Mashable Emoji have become Twitter’s very own digital bumper stickers or laptop decorations. The tiny Images next to your handle are yet another way to express yourself online. SEE ALSO: U.S. visa applicants may have to hand over their social media handles An image is worth a thousand words, after all, and an emoji certainly adds more intrigue than explicitly stuffing your political preferences into your handle. Emoji are readily available and allowed (and …

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

June 4, 2017

… prospect of the Tories, Lib Dems and Greens having an impromptu Parliamentary debate out on a wind-swept hill somewhere. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Don’t be distracted by that grin – George is actually great at conversation too A university friend of Theresa May’s has said they both loved watching comedy sketch show The Goodies. And Mrs May recently revealed she watches both Sherlock and Midsomer Murders, but not Broadchurch or Line of Duty. If Plaid …

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Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… get off lightly either, with the first question from the audience on why the British public should trust him to negotiate Brexit. Image copyright Getty Images Home Secretary Amber Rudd repeatedly accused Mr Corbyn of having a “magic money tree” during the seven-way debate on Wednesday, and Mrs May carried on the baton, repeating the mantra on a number of occasions. “There isn’t a magic money tree that we can shake that suddenly provides for everything that people …

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General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… Scotland, it will strengthen the country’s hand when it comes to opposing cuts, defending our place in Europe and on choosing our future as a nation.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May says the focus should be on securing the best possible Brexit deal The SNP will seek to protect the triple lock on pensions, stop cuts to the winter fuel allowance and deliver extra investment for the NHS, for social security and other vital public services. Ms Sturgeon has …

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Political ‘bromances’ that rival Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron

May 29, 2017

… James Corden and Harry Styles solidify their bromance in ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Barack Obama and Joe Biden I mean, this one is a given. BFFs Image: Getty Images Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron Sure, Trudeau and Obama had a great run, but with Obama tearing up the world’s golf courses, it’s time for Trudeau to focus on a different friendship with France’s new president, Macron. May it live on forever. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams passed away only hours …

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

May 28, 2017

… capture a 360-degree scan of my head with the helmet on, using a 3D scanner hooked up to a Surface tablet running the company’s proprietary software. The scanner captured Images of exactly how the helmet sat on my head. Image: lili sams/mashable After recording the helmet, a second scan was taken with only the cowl to capture the exact shape of my head for the mold. After capturing my head in the helmet, a second scan was taken with the lining cap. Image: lili sams/mashable My …

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Election 2017: What if I can’t afford to pay the rent? – BBC News

May 28, 2017

… introduce five-year leases to give tenants more security. Labour promises Image copyright Getty Images Rent rises to be inflation-linked Cap for upfront deposits Rent-to-own model, giving tenants ownership after 30 years Tenants get first refusal to buy property when landlord sells New loans to help first-time renters under 30 with a deposit Reverse cuts to housing benefit Liberal Democrat manifesto Image copyright Getty Images Likely to promise reintroduction of housing …

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USA 1967: When American soccer’s Summer of Love ended in tears – BBC News

May 27, 2017

Their positive reaction to the football – a sport most viewers actually knew little about – prompted a group of US businessmen to get together to draw up plans to establish a professional football, or soccer, league in the country. Image copyright Keystone/Getty Images Image caption The Beatles led the so-called British Invasion of the US in the 1960s Back then Mr Rothenberg was a lawyer for sports entrepreneur Jack Kent Cooke, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball …

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Trump Should Be ‘Scared’ Of Comey Testimony, Says Former FBI Director’s Friend

May 25, 2017

… invitationlast week,essentiallyas a response to reports that Comey had been pressured by Trump to pledge loyalty to the president and to change the course of investigations into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. While Comey decline the private invitation, he did except a a public invitation from the committee. Now, the fired FBI Director is setto testify after Memorial Day. Getty Images Comeys testimony is expected to shed some light on the type of relationship he had with …

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