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Source: Global News

Who’s likely to win the 2018 World Cup Artificial intelligence bots provide an answer

Sunday 19:07 GMT

Over the years, a number of methods have been concocted for predicting the winner of the most widely-watched sporting event in the world – the World Cup.

According to this data, Brazil is most likely to win its sixth World Cup title in 2018, defeating Germany in the final round. Unlike the research conducted by Groll and his colleagues, Goldman Sachs predicts that both Spain and Argentina will underperform and lose in the quarterfinals.

Source: New York Times

World Cup 2018: Nigeria vs. Croatia Live Score and Updates

Sunday 19:07 GMT

• Croatia took a 1-0 lead over Nigeria in their World Cup match after Mario Mandzukic’s put a diving header off Oghenekaro Etebo and into the back of the net.

• Catch up on the other Group D match, this morning’s 1-1 draw between Argentina and Iceland in Moscow. • Against the back drop of the World Cup, Zdravko Mamic, a longtime executive at Croatian powerhouse club Dinamo Zagreb, was sentenced to six-and-a-half-years in jail last week, related to transfer irregularities including the transfers of Luka Modric and Dejan Lovren, who will start today.

Source: The Guradian

Glasgow School of Art may be beyond repair after second fire

Sunday 19:07 GMT

Fears were mounting last night that the Glasgow School of Art will be beyond repair after a devastating fire ripped through the Mackintosh building for a second time in four years.

Alison Thewliss, SNP MP for Glasgow Central, echoed so many in describing the events of the night as “heartbreaking” in a building the city holds “very dear”.

Source: Common Domain

In Defense of the Not-So-Busy Retirement

Sunday 19:07 GMT

They’re following the paths that cultural norms, peer pressure and commercial interests are mapping out for them, bypassing alternatives for more control and contentment in retirement.

You can trace this back to the 1950s, when, thanks to increasing wealth and longer lifespans, retirement began to be seen as a new stage of life. Experts at the time expressed wariness about the new leisure and worried that its apparent emptiness, its purposelessness, would harm health.

Source: BBC

Major fire ravages Glasgow School of Art

17-Jun-2018

Glasgow's world-renowned School of Art has been gutted by another huge blaze, four years after part of the building was destroyed by fire.

The fire in 2014, caused by a faulty projector, destroyed the building's library, which was recognised as being one of the finest examples of art nouveau in the world.

Source: Common Domain

I love my girlfriend, but she spends all her money on vacations and clothes

17-Jun-2018

Now that I am on my own, I am excited to start slashing away at my $10,000 in student-loan debt so that I can start saving and investing my money appropriately.

Though she always made ends meet and ensured I was taken care of, I witnessed what it was like to go from having more than enough money to living paycheck to paycheck and, ultimately, to having everything literally taken from you. I was raised in a financially “well-off” home until the 2008 financial crisis that cost my mother her job, savings and, eventually, her house.

Source: DW

Greek government survives no-confidence vote over Macedonia name deal

Sunday 19:07 GMT

The left-led coalition government of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday survived a no-confidence vote brought by the conservative opposition New Democracy party after the government made a landmark agreement with  the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) over its name.

The Independent Greeks party, however, gave its support to Tsipras in the no-confidence vote on Saturday, with leader Pavlos Kamenos saying he did not want to topple the government despite his opposition to the Macedonia deal.

Source: New York Times

Charges Dismissed Against District Attorney in Police Shooting Inquiry

17-Jun-2018

A Rensselaer County district attorney accused of lying to a grand jury after an investigation into his handling of a 2016 shooting of an unarmed black man in upstate New York had his criminal case dismissed this week by a state judge.

The district attorney, Joel Abelove, was indicted in December by the state attorney general at the time, Eric T. Schneiderman, on a single felony count of perjury and two misdemeanor counts of official misconduct.

Source: Common Domain

U.S. Files Criminal Charges Against Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes, Ramesh Balwani

17-Jun-2018

Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Theranos Inc. founder Elizabeth Holmes and the blood-testing company’s former No. 2 executive, alleging that they defrauded investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars and also defrauded doctors and patients.

The indictments of Ms. Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, Theranos’s former president and chief operating officer who was also Ms. Holmes’s boyfriend, are the culmination of a 2½-year investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office in San Francisco, sparked by articles in The Wall Street Journal that raised questions about the company’s technology and practices.

Source: New York Times

At Site of U.K. Poisoning, Doubts About Case Creep In

Sunday 19:07 GMT

Three and a half months later, Ms. Carey, 45, a resident of Salisbury, England, where the attack on the former Russian spy occurred, has come to a firm conclusion: Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, whom Britain holds responsible for the poisoning, would never have ordered an assassination on the eve of a national election or the World Cup.

Others wonder why some places the Skripals went on the day of the poisoning, but not others, were cordoned off for safety reasons.

Source: Common Domain

A Stress-Free Summer Weekend in the Catskills

17-Jun-2018

For a long country weekend packed with outdoor pursuits, great food and beer and no snootiness, follow our 3-day guide to New York’s western Catskills

Recently, however, after a long hibernation, the western Catskills has come alive again as a weekend retreat for New Yorkers with a yen for the great outdoors. While Sullivan County lacks the moneyed polish of other destinations within an easy drive of New York City—like Columbia County across the Hudson River, or Massachusetts’s Berkshire Mountains—its new boutique hotels, shops and restaurants intriguingly share the landscape with ancient tackle shops, tractor-repair businesses and abandoned farmhouses.

Source: Common Domain

Demand for Tighter Border Threatens to Undo German Government

17-Jun-2018

Horst Seehofer, who is Ms. Merkel’s interior minister and a party leader in her fragile coalition, has threatened to ignore a veto by the chancellor and forge ahead next week with a plan to turn away some migrants at the German border.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling conservatives are holding last-ditch talks this weekend to defuse an escalating dispute over immigration and avert a breakup of her government.

Source: Common Domain

Central banks are too powerful for their own good, says former Bank of England deputy governor

Sunday 19:07 GMT

Paul Tucker, who served as deputy governor of the Bank of England from March 2009 to October 2013, spoke with MarketWatch about his new book, “Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State,” which examines the weighty question of the role central bankers and other unelected experts should play in modern democracies.

Central banks were forced to largely go it alone in the effort to save the world from economic ruin less than a decade ago, but it left monetary policy makers wielding too much power and vulnerable to a backlash that could undermine their independence, according to a former central banker who helped shape the global response to the financial crisis.

Source: CBS News

Texas hospital's heart transplant program resumes after 2-week suspension

17-Jun-2018

A Houston hospital announced Friday that it has reactivated its renowned heart transplant program after a two-week suspension of all medical procedures following the deaths this year of several patients.

The hospital said it has made several changes, including reorganizing the transplant surgery team and expanding the role of Dr. Gabriel Loor, who is co-chief of adult cardiac surgery and surgical director of the lung transplant program.

Source: The Guradian

How family separations caused Trump's first retreat – and deepened his bunker mentality

Today 02:27 GMT
Source: CTV

Trump administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

Today 02:27 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Families torn apart: the anatomy of Trump's immigration U-turn

Today 02:26 GMT
Source: CTV

Saudi women hit the roads as driving ban ends

Today 01:32 GMT
Source: DW

US suspends more military exercises with South Korea

Today 02:26 GMT
Source: Global News

Justice Department provides new classified Russia probe documents to Republicans

Today 02:27 GMT
Source: New York Times

Germany vs. Sweden: World Cup 2018 Live

Today 02:27 GMT
Source: Global News

All-clear given after Winnipeg Airport evacuated for ‘possible security incident’

Sunday 16:22 GMT
Source: New York Times

Trump’s Plan to Lower Drug Prices Tests Limits of the Law

Sunday 16:21 GMT
Source: The Week

How we spend money on Father's Day

Sunday 09:56 GMT
Source: New York Times

Nídia Is Bringing the Sound of Lisbon’s Ghettos to the World

Sunday 09:56 GMT
Source: ABC News

Pruitt bought Rose Bowl tickets with help of PR executive for energy firms: Dem

Sunday 23:41 GMT
Source: Common Domain

More fathers are taking advantage of paid family leave

Sunday 09:56 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Union Looks to Block New Trump Administration Rule on Federal Workers

17-Jun-2018

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