Month: April 2019

The Atlantic Daily: Line of Succession

What We’re Following(Lucas Jackson / Reuters)Venezuela’s crisis continues, and the opposition leader now calls for an uprising. Juan Guaidó appeared alongside soldiers today to demand the ouster of President Nicolás Maduro—leading to a spate of violent clashes. Economic strife has...

/ April 30, 2019

‘It’s a Glimpse of Things to Come’: A Show of Virtual Reality Art Offers Collectors a Look Into the Future at Frieze New York

Daniel Birnbaum, the former leading museum director and current virtual reality art impresario, is making his New York debut as a curator of the high-tech medium at Frieze New York. The non-selling show within the fair, titled “Electric,” could give collectors of...

/ April 30, 2019

Calgary Underground 2019 Review: LOST HOLIDAY Beautifully Combines Boozy Comedy With Character and Crime

For many of us who grow up in comfortable lives, there comes a point when we should probably stop partying with the uncaring narcissistic abandon of those in their early twenties. (Unless, of course, you are a Matthew McConaughey character,...

/ April 30, 2019

Zali Steggall takes on Tony Abbott over hospitals-to-tax-haven deal

Tony Abbott has come under pressure from Warringah independent, Zali Steggall, over the Government’s decision to approve the sale of the new Northern Beaches Hospital, and 42 other Australian hospitals, to an obscure company in the Cayman Islands. Steggall, an...

/ April 30, 2019

At F8, Zuckerberg Explains Facebook’s Shift Toward Privacy

Mark Zuckerberg once promised Facebook would move fast and break things. Now, Zuckerberg says Facebook is trying to fix the things it broke.Standing on stage before an audience of developers at the annual F8 Conference on Tuesday, Zuckerberg—the same guy...

/ April 30, 2019

The 5 Real Questions to Ask Your Potential Web Design Agency

If you’ve been tasked with finding a web designer for your project then you already understand it’s a daunting process. There is often a lot of money at stake and even more to be made if the project is successful....

/ April 30, 2019

Two Charged With Running ‘Shadow Banking’ Service for Crypto Exchanges

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has hit two individuals with bank fraud charges in connection to a system for depositing funds to cryptocurrency exchanges. In a statement, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York...

/ April 30, 2019

Artist Ruth Asawa’s Hanging Wire Sculptures Are Getting a Google Doodle Today

Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa (1926–2013), known for her intricate looped wire sculptures, will be the subject of the next Google Doodle, as the search engine will change its homepage logo to feature the artist creating her hanging woven works today...

/ April 30, 2019

Former DHS Analyst: Trump Administration Not Taking White Nationalist Threat Seriously Enough

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: We turn right now to our last segment. Funeral services held Monday in San Diego, California, for Lori Kaye, a 60-year-old Jewish congregant who was shot...

/ April 30, 2019

Seeking Justice at Home

In Virginia, where a daily average of about 200 children are locked up in state-run juvenile correction centers, a remote, rural community voted in mid-April to reject a plan to allot twenty acres for a new sixty-bed such facility. The...

/ April 30, 2019

The China Question: Time to Find a New Approach to Beijing

April 30, 2019  01:06 PM "If you know the other and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles."Sun Tzu, "The Art of War" China's emperors used to receive their guests and vassals in the Forbidden...

/ April 30, 2019

Defence: Marching forward, but on what orders?

When it comes to defence, however, the European Union is certainly starting to take things seriously. Since 2016, the EU has shown a collective desire for “strategic autonomy”. The plan was initially stimulated by recent Russian aggression near the eastern...

/ April 30, 2019

Immigration: Every man for himself, and borders for all

Up until 2015, the majority of countries in the European Union could pretend that the problem of migrants arriving on European soil only concerned countries bordering the Mediterranean (Greece, Italy, Spain). The Dublin regulation, which states that an asylum application...

/ April 30, 2019

Social Europe: finally some progress

As Philippe Pochet, Director-General of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), explains: “In Europe, the governments are mostly right-wing, centre-right, even nationalist. The European Parliament is centre-right. In the Commission, only eight commissioners of the 28 are social-democrats... However, in...

/ April 30, 2019

Energy and climate change: receding perspectives

On November 28 last year, the European Commission declared its vision of a “climate neutral” Europe by 2050. Relative to another objective with the same deadline, a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent, it’s a significant leap, and...

/ April 30, 2019

British zookeeper is reunited with elephant he cared for 32 years ago

A British zookeeper has shared a fond reunion with an elephant he cared for more than 30 years ago. Peter Adamson was instantly recognised by his old friend Kirsty, an Asian elephant who lived at a Glasgow zoo in the 1970s...

/ April 30, 2019

Football’s mental health crisis: Silence broken but what’s next?

In the months after he left professional football, Christopher Mitchell's mental health deteriorated. A spinal injury had forced the ex-Falkirk FC, Bradford City, and Scotland Under 21 international to retire in January 2016 at the age of 27. He became introverted...

/ April 30, 2019

Institutions: Heads of state still setting the agenda

Assuming office in 2014, Jean-Claude Juncker promised that the Commission he was about to lead would be “highly political”. Implying: less technocratic and less submissive to the more powerful member states than the Barroso Commission had been. After heading the...

/ April 30, 2019

Industrial policy: back to reality

With no common industrial policy and given the great openness of its internal market, Europe has missed the latest waves of technological innovation: microelectronics, computers, mobile telephones, internet.  Europe was originally built around competition and the market. That is why...

/ April 30, 2019

Struggling EV firm Faraday Future gets another financial lifeline with new $225M investment

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. It may have lost its original founding team, but the wheels are still rolling for embattled electric vehicle (EV) maker Faraday Future. The company, famous...

/ April 30, 2019

UNDERCOVER TAXI PRANK IN A SAFETY CAR & FAN RIDES | eVLOG

Hit the link to join us in Monaco for the race on the 11th!! http://bit.ly/MonacoEPrix Subscribe to my channel by hitting this link!! https://www.youtube.com/user/nicorosbergtv?sub_confirmation=1 Super fun day in Monaco ahead of the Formula E-Prix on May 11th. 8 races, 8...

/ April 30, 2019