Display:

Archive
Source: CBS News

Dylan Lauren's sweet success

12-Feb-2018

With Valentine's Day just three days away, candy store owners are dreaming of sweet success ... including the celebrity confectioner our Alina Cho has dropped in on:. She eats at least one piece of candy every day ("That's an understatement").

Dylan's Candy Bar just celebrated its Sweet 16th birthday, with 16 locations nationwide, and plans to open soon in Dubai and Japan. Dylan Lauren is more than just the face of the brand; she's a working executive who pays attention to the tiniest of details.

Source: The Guradian

Woody Allen's films move many people. It's time to ask why

12-Feb-2018

It is, hands-down, my favorite Onion headline of 2018: “Aspiring Actor Dreams Of One Day Publicly Voicing Regret For Working With Woody Allen.”

In “My Woody Allen Problem,” Scott muses over the outsized – and troubling – role Allen played shaping his own sensibilities. As Scott puts it, “Reassessment is part of the ordinary work of culture, and in an extraordinary time, the work is especially vital and especially challenging.”

Source: New York Times

What Is Luge It’s Like Sledding at 90 Miles Per Hour

12-Feb-2018

In 2010 in Vancouver, the day before the Olympic competition began, Nodar Kumaritashvili of Georgia flew off the track in a training run and crashed into a steel beam.

Felix Loch of Germany won the gold medal in men’s singles in 2010 and 2014 and is in the mix for a three-peat this year. Germans could also win the women’s singles race with Natalie Geisenberger, as well as the men’s doubles and the team relay.

Source: The Guradian

Loch blows chance at Olympic luge record as USA's Mazdzer takes historic silver

12-Feb-2018

In the end it didn’t matter: they finished with gold and silver medals respectively as the Olympic reign of Germany’s Felix Loch came to a stunning and sudden end.

Loch was supposed to be the champion, the one who would tie Georg Hackl’s record as only the second person to win Olympic luge gold three consecutive times.

Source: The Guradian

#MeToo in school: when children and teens harass each other

12-Feb-2018

The next time you hear someone question whether we should teach kids about consent, or say the #MeToo movement has “gone too far,” please think of her.

Under that hashtag and its companion, #MeTooK12, children and teens have shared their experiences with abuse and harassment that has happened at their schools, acts perpetrated by teachers and administrators as well by as other students. The #MeToo movement has inspired hundreds of children to come forward with stories of sexual harassment.

Source: CBS News

Tokens of love: The Welsh tradition of lovespoons

12-Feb-2018

Conor Knighton's love of ISLAND HOPPING has taken him to a scenic spot that's all about love:. Off the northwest coast of Wales, lovely Llanddwyn Island holds a special place in the hearts of Welsh lovers.

At Castle Welsh Crafts in the capital city of Cardiff, owner Bob Rice guides his customers through the language of lovespoons.

Source: New York Times

Reading in Bed, With The Times Book Review

12-Feb-2018

As the resident millennial among the preview editors — those of us who select and assign what goes into each Sunday’s issue of The Times Book Review — I tend to end up with any book remotely related to a “young-person” subject. (These might include: the Kardashians; cute dogs; “The Bachelor”; cute cats; pregnancies, planned or unplanned.)

With good humor and a dose of knowing mischief — the ingredients that characterize the entire issue itself — Pamela simply replied: “If you have to ask … ”

Source: DW

Refugees find work in Germany via Munich startup Social-Bee

12-Feb-2018

Maximilian Felsner and Zarah Bruhn founded Social-Bee after deciding that they could not stand by and watch while hundreds of thousands of refugees were excluded from Germany's labor market.

Many of the vegetables that Masood Sutanzadeh sets out for shoppers at an organic supermarket in the Munich metropolitan area were unknown to him before he came to Germany from Afghanistan.

Source: Global News

Netanyahu says Israeli bombings dealt ‘severe blows’ to Iran, Syria, vows further actions

12-Feb-2018

Israel‘s prime minister said Sunday his country delivered “severe blows” to Iranian and Syrian forces and vowed to take further action against its adversaries following the most serious Israeli engagement in Syria since the war there erupted almost seven years ago.

Israeli F-16 shot down after striking Iranian-backed positions in Syria. “Yesterday we dealt severe blows to the Iranian and Syrian forces,” Netanyahu said.

Source: CBS News

Transcript: Sen. Rand Paul on "Face the Nation," Feb. 11, 2018

12-Feb-2018

The deal was held up in the Senate by Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, who objected to the hikes in defense spending and its effects on the deficit.

MAJOR GARRETT: We go now to Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul whose objection to this week's funding agreement touched off an ever so brief government shutdown. The following is a transcript of the interview with Paul that aired Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, on "Face the Nation."

Source: CBS News

Did Abraham Lincoln sleep here?

12-Feb-2018

On the eve of Lincoln's 209th birthday tomorrow, Brook Silva-Braga has the answer:. Professor Henri Grissino-Mayer has come to Hodgenville, Kentucky to solve a mystery almost as old as Abraham Lincoln himself.

"I think at one point there is even a plaque that said, "This might be the Lincoln cabin' -- we just didn't know," said Ranger Natalie Barber, at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

Source: Global News

The music industry is hurtling towards its own #MeToo and #TimesUp reckonings: Alan Cross

12-Feb-2018

As #MeToo allegations against industry figures in the movie and TV industry continue to pile up, some wonder how long it will be before the music industry will be engulfed as well.

Music industry whistleblower Bob Lefsetz has been calling out members of the music establishment with his newsletter, publishing stories of women (and a few men) who have endured indignities, been denied promotions and suffered verbal and physical abuses by men in power.

Source: Global News

The driverless revolution: Canadian companies bracing for hackers with ‘nefarious’ intent

12-Feb-2018

According to Craig Smith, head of transportation research at security firm Rapid7, car companies are paying more attention to security and starting to see themselves more like software companies – which is encouraging.

While Charlie Miller, one of the original Jeep hackers, has called driverless cars “the apex of all the terrible things that can go wrong,” Smith is more optimistic about protecting them against incursions. A regular, modern car zooms around with maybe eight sets of sensors, Smith explained, so if one of them detects an object in the car’s path, it will send a “packet” through a trusted network within the car’s computer systems that overrides the driver and hits the brake.

Source: New York Times

F.D.A. Chief Goes Against the Administration Stereotype

12-Feb-2018

Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, came to the job with a résumé straight out of the Trump administration’s playbook.

He had previously worked for both the Department of Health and Human Services and the F.D.A. during the administration of President George W. Bush. But his chances were not clear early last year, after President Trump vowed to slash drug regulations and, in an address to Congress, described the F.D.A.’s approval process as “slow and burdensome.”

Source: New York Times

Russian Figure Skaters Dominate Despite Olympic Ban

12-Feb-2018

Nominally, Russia is barred from the Winter Olympics, but that was not obvious at the figure skating event on Sunday as a cheering section waved the Russian flag, wore ponchos and hockey jerseys in the red, white and blue of the Russian tricolor and sported shirts and hats that said “Russia in My Heart.”

The Canadian Olympic Committee apologized several days ago for an incident in which a Russian coach said a Canadian delegate verbally abused him in the Olympic village about the participation of Russian athletes.

Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Saturday 16:21 GMT
Source: New York Times

In Colombia Border Town, Desperate Venezuelans Sell Hair to Survive

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: BBC

What to expect at the 2018 Bafta Awards

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Saakashvili supporters march in Kiev calling for president to quit

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Bundesliga LIVE: VfL Wolfsburg vs. Bayern Munich

Saturday 15:26 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Hanif Kureishi: my beautiful box-set binge

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Homeland: Claire Danes sulks her way through more relentless catastrophising

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: CTV

#BeccaToldMeTo: Teen who inspired kindness movement dies at 18

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Washington Post

How two GMU professors teamed up to create high-tech music

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: Global News

Trudeau, Sajjan ask to meet with Indian politician who criticized Canadian government

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Beats, rhymes and ice: Olympians rely on their tunes, and science backs them up

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The Pride Flag Waves at the Olympics for Adam Rippon

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: NBC News

Celebrate Lunar New Year with dumplings, noodles, meatballs and more

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Berlin 24/7: The sound of Berlin

Today 06:05 GMT

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte