Month: February 2019

The untold truth of Spike Lee

Spike Lee's not known for biting his tongue because he's usually too busy making biting remarks. In 2011, he turned his fangs on Tyler Perry, the mind behind the Madea series. Per NPR, Lee characterized a lot of current black...

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The complex question of self-defence, home invasion and the law

Posted March 01, 2019 08:30:00 The question of what legally qualifies as self-defence when intruders enter your property was recently at the centre of a high-profile case in the NT Supreme Court. A jury last week found Top End identity...

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New Freelancing Platform Supports 12 Different Cryptocurrencies

There’s a new freelancing platform called Freelance for Coins that provides users with the ability to publish offers and bids for cryptocurrencies. In order to help facilitate deals between users, the service not only allows people to publish their bids...

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VOLTA’s Displaced Dealers Suddenly Get a Plan B as David Zwirner Teams Up With Peter Hort to Host an Emergency Pop-Up Fair

With the sudden cancellation of VOLTA New York just days before the fair was meant to open on Pier 90, dealers are scrambling to make plans about what to do with the artworks many have already shipped to New York...

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Trump Can’t Make a North Korea Deal on His Own

A much-touted two-day summit between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un failed to reach the finish line Thursday, as talks collapsed and Trump returned to Washington, DC. It’s unclear exactly what unraveled the process; Trump says Kim asked...

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Spotify and Warner Music are fighting, so Spotify users in India can’t listen to Cardi B or Ed Sheeran

The music business is booming, for real. Buoyed by streaming, sales have been growing for the least three years, and music labels, which once looked DOA, are hot properties again. But that doesn’t mean everyone in the music business is...

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No Israeli Jewish party can form a coalition with a Palestinian party (and yes there’s something wrong with that)

American liberal Zionists are feeling hopeful right now. With today’s indictments, they are all visualizing the downfall of Benjamin Netanyahu (count me in on that). And they are crowing about the American Jewish criticism of Netanyahu for working with an extremist...

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Trump-Kim summit breaks down after North Korea demands end to sanctions

President Donald Trump: "Sometimes you have to walk" A summit between Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended with no agreement after the US refused North Korean demands for sanctions relief, the US president has said. "It...

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Squatter’s Digest: Grow Heathrow halved, ciao to Asilo

I do have a pretty good excuse for being a little late in writing this month’s column, namely being arrested and remanded for a squatting-related offence (of which I am not guilty for the record, as I will be testifying...

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Trump leaves Hanoi without a deal after abrupt end to Kim summit

The nuclear summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Hanoi ended without an agreement Thursday, the White House said after the two leaders cut short their discussions. North Korea 'wanted sanctions lifted in their entirety," Trump said...

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US President Donald Trump claims his former lawyer Michael Cohen ‘lied’, but was right about ‘no collusion’ with Russia

Michael Cohen, former lawyer to US President Donald J. Trump, reacts while listening to the closing remarks of House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, while appearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee. Photo: EPA-EFE Read More

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Mirakl raises $70 million to manage the marketplace of your e-commerce website

French startup Mirakl raised a $70 million funding round. Bain Capital is leading the round with existing investors 83North, Felix Capital and Elaia Partners also participating. If you’ve bought a few products from a third-party seller on an e-commerce website...

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Vietnamese tanker bound for North Korea with gasoline cargo as Trump, Kim meet in Hanoi

A Vietnamese tanker was bound for North Korea carrying 2,000 tonnes of gasoline, Refinitiv shipping data showed, just as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump prepared for key talks on security and cooperation in the...

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Reforming the EU: Placing the individual and the citizen at the centre of the Union’s policies

28 February 2019 – VoxEurop The European Union's relationship with European citizens is filtered by national governments, which in most cases take credit for the progress made under European law, while attributing exclusive responsibility for unpopular choices to "Brussels". This...

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Reforming the EU: Placing the individual and the Citizen at the Heart of the Union’s Policies

28 February 2019 – VoxEurop The European Union's relationship with European citizens is filtered by national governments, which in most cases take credit for the progress made under European law, while attributing exclusive responsibility for unpopular choices to "Brussels". This...

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New Pwc Report on Crypto Insolvency Captures the ICO Chaos

Accounting firm Pwc’s Hong Kong branch recently released a crypto insolvency report guiding crypto business owners on what to do “when things start to go wrong.” News.Bitcoin.com spoke to the crypto head of Pwc’s Asia operations, part of the team...

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Never Send a Politician to Do a Trial Lawyer’s Job

Everyone involved in the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Wednesday needed a good lawyer. Michael Cohen, the convicted felon, disbarred lawyer, and former fixer to Donald Trump, needed a trial lawyer to rein in his mugging for the...

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Vox Sentences: Nuclear tensions on the subcontinent

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Tensions between India and...

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Michael Cohen’s Credibility Has Never Been More Certain

Like many reporters and editors in DC or New York, I have been yelled at by Michael Cohen. It's been almost a rite of passage for anyone writing about Donald Trump over the past decade. There was no bone too...

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A.O.C. and Cohen Team Up To Give Trump a Financial Colonoscopy He’ll Never Forget

While Republicans spent Wednesday shedding fake tears over the implication that doing racist things in fact makes them racists; obsessing over whether or not the president‘s former fixer has a book deal in the works; ceding time so Jim Jordan...

/ February 28, 2019