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Airbnb’s ‘Acceptance Ring’ the new Livestrong wristband?

Airbnb’s ‘Acceptance Ring’ the new Livestrong wristband?

News June 17, 2017 at 8:11 pm 0 comments

Airbnb, upset over marriage inequality in Australia, is trotting out an awareness wearable.

The hospitality service has launched a new ad campaign in Australia asking residents to wear Airbnb’s specially designed Acceptance Rings to show support for same-sex marriage there.…

The Guardian view on Labour and Ken Livingstone: wrong decision, terrible message

The Guardian view on Labour and Ken Livingstone: wrong decision, terrible message

News June 17, 2017 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

In modern times it is not Labour’s normal practice to belittle the views of those who say they have been victims of racial prejudice, to query their motives and to reject the premises of their complaint. For good reasons, the …

Jon Platt case: School leaders welcome Supreme Court term-time holiday ruling

Jon Platt case: School leaders welcome Supreme Court term-time holiday ruling

Finance June 17, 2017 at 11:11 am 0 comments

Jon Platt faces prosecution for taking his daughter out of school without permission for a trip to Disney World in 2015

Parents could face a fine or prosecution if they opt to take their child out of school for even …

One in five Facebook videos is Live

One in five Facebook videos is Live

Tech June 17, 2017 at 8:12 am 0 comments

While most people still aren’t sure what to broadcast, and some have misused the format for unsavory or criminal purposes, Facebook now says one-fifth of the videos share on its network are now Live videos. It’s also seen Live broadcasting …

Need for all round development of agriculture: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Need for all round development of agriculture: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

News June 17, 2017 at 5:12 am 0 comments

Some of the farmers complained to the Chief Minister that farmers are in distress and Bihar may also become Madhya Pradesh if things are not improved. (Reuters)

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today emphasised the need for all round development …

Boy being called hero for getting mother, brother out of burning home

Boy being called hero for getting mother, brother out of burning home

News June 17, 2017 at 2:24 am 0 comments

Source: Dixon Hayes/WBRC Source: Haley Griffith Source: Dixon Hayes/WBRC

ETOWAH COUNTY, AL (WBRC) –

An 8-year-old Etowah County boy is credited with saving the lives of his mother and his brother–as a fire tore through their home.

The Griffith family …

Supreme Court takes tough line on delay

Supreme Court takes tough line on delay

News June 16, 2017 at 8:05 pm 0 comments

The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa is shown on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (Sean Kilpatric/THE CANADIAN PRES)

The Supreme Court has stuck by its insistence that the criminal-justice system needs tough time limits on delay, dismissing charges in a …

Morning Update: Senate passes gender identity bill; Pence hires a lawyer; Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader

Morning Update: Senate passes gender identity bill; Pence hires a lawyer; Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader

News June 16, 2017 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

(Globe and Mail Update)

Senate passes gender identity bill

Canada’s Senate has passed a bill that protects gender identity and expression. The passage of Bill C-16 comes after years of calls for protections from LGBT advocates. There were a number …

PCOO echoes call for Congress to pass FOI law

PCOO echoes call for Congress to pass FOI law

News June 16, 2017 at 1:57 pm 0 comments

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION. National Statistician Dr. Lisa Grace Bersales (2nd from right) shares FOI best practices in the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) during the #FOIKnowMore event of the PCOO on June 15, 2017. Michael Bueza/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The Presidential …

Truck Strikes Pedestrians In Stockholm, Injuring Multiple People

Truck Strikes Pedestrians In Stockholm, Injuring Multiple People

News June 16, 2017 at 11:02 am 0 comments

People react near where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store in central Stockholm, Sweden on Friday.

A truck drove into pedestrians on a major shopping and tourist street in Stockholm and then crashed into an upscale department store …