Crunch Report | Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature and Tesla unveils a semi truck

Crunch Report | Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature and Tesla unveils a semi truck Today’s Stories Apple pushes back on the release of the Homepod Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature Tesla unveils a new semi truck Walmart will pilot the new Tesla Semis Credits Written by: Sarah BuhrHosted by: Sarah BuhrFilmed by: Chris GatesEdited by: John Murillo Notes: Tito continues his journey in the Outback this week so you’re with me til Friday. Let’s enjoy this moment together. Thanks <3 OK, bye. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Source: Tech Crunch

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An Indian tycoon’s raid on Anglo American is a riddle

An Indian tycoon’s raid on Anglo American is a riddle THE floors in the Mayfair mansion where Anil Agarwal, an Indian tycoon, lives in London are made of chequered marble. But the former scrap-metal dealer, whose home was once owned by the Rothschild family, is much less black and white. On his startling purchase this year of 21% of the shares of Anglo American, one of the world’s best-known mining groups, he is sphinx-like. The only thing that is clear is his ambition to be one of the world’s biggest…

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The Museum of the Bible opens in Washington, DC

The Museum of the Bible opens in Washington, DC WHEN plans for the Museum of the Bible, which opens to the public in Washington, DC on November 18th, were first unveiled many predicted it would be a big, glossy advertisement for fundamentalist Christianity. The museum was founded and part-funded by Steve Green, a prominent evangelical and president of Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft shops that in 2014 persuaded the Supreme Court that it deserved a religious exemption from a requirement in Obamacare that employers provide their workers with certain…

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In the Balkans, the forces of pious chauvinism speak louder again

In the Balkans, the forces of pious chauvinism speak louder again DURING the Balkan wars of the 1990s, old fault-lines of religion and ethnicity seemed to be opening up across Europe, with tragic results. Muslim nations lined up to support Bosnia; Europe’s Catholic heart rediscovered old links with the Croats; and Serbia received moral support from an Orthodox fraternity linking Russia, Greece and Cyprus. But after 1999, when NATO bombing forced Serbia to back down, talk of civilisational clashes in the Balkans receded as the region fell under broadly Western…

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Over-friendly, or sexual harassment? It depends partly on whom you ask

Over-friendly, or sexual harassment? It depends partly on whom you ask HARVEY WEINSTEIN was the tip of a very large iceberg. In the month since allegations of sexual assault against the prominent film producer became public, a series of powerful men have been accused of sexual assault and harassment of co-workers. In just a few weeks, the #MeToo hashtag on social media, used to mark posts about similar experiences suffered by ordinary people, has been used some 5m times. This avalanche of accusations has increased awareness of the prevalence of…

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China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits

China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – Traditional friendship between China and North Korea represents “valuable wealth” for their people, China said after its special envoy met a high-ranking North Korean official, but there was no mention of the crisis over North Korea’s weapons. Choe Ryong Hae in Pyongyang in this December 17, 2013 photo taken by Kyodo. REUTERS/Kyodo Song Tao, who heads the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s international department, is visiting Pyongyang to discuss the outcome of the recently concluded…

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Review: Bryan Cranston stars in Network at The National Theatre ★★★☆☆

Review: Bryan Cranston stars in Network at The National Theatre ★★★☆☆ To say Ivo van Hove’s stage adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 movie Network is a bit gimmicky, would be like describing a mass murderer as a bit naughty. There are more production bells and whistles in his 119-minute (no interval) show than on one of Lady Gaga’s more outré outfits. The Belgian director and his designer Jan Versweyveld have turned the National Theatre’s expansive Lyttlelton stage into a shiny contemporary landscape with a massive screen acting as a backdrop…

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Strictly Come Dancing: Behind the scenes in Blackpool

Strictly Come Dancing: Behind the scenes in Blackpool There’s a fibreglass donkey in the corridor, and someone’s moving a glittery model tram across Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom. Paralympian Jonnie Peacock is eating chips in the canteen with Mollie King from The Saturdays, and Holby City’s Joe McFadden is looking for the physio in the rabbit warren that is the ballroom’s backstage area (he’ll eventually find him in a repurposed toilet cubicle). Meanwhile – past host Claudia Winkleman’s dressing room and the row of clothes for the four judges – there is…

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Social care: MPs seek cross-party group to 'sustain' NHS

Social care: MPs seek cross-party group to 'sustain' NHS Ninety MPs have signed a letter calling on the prime minister to set up a cross-party convention on the future of the NHS and social care in England. They say a non-partisan debate is needed to deliver a “sustainable settlement” to fund social care costs. The letter to Theresa May and Chancellor Philip Hammond said patients were being “failed” by the system. A government spokesperson said it was “committed” to making the sector sustainable. The government had already provided an additional…

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Budget 2017: Tax on takeaway boxes to be considered

Budget 2017: Tax on takeaway boxes to be considered A tax on takeaway boxes is to be considered in a bid to tackle the problem of plastic waste. In Wednesday’s Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to call for evidence on whether a tax on the use of the most environmentally damaging single-use plastics would help. Single-use plastics include packaging, bubble wrap, and polystyrene takeaway boxes. Greenpeace said ocean plastic pollution was “a global emergency”. The Treasury said the work would examine the lifecycle of single-use plastics. It did not…

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