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Source: Global News

Winning numbers for $700 million Powerball jackpot drawn

Today 06:07 GMT

Lottery players across the U.S. scooped up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $700 million jackpot in Wednesday night’s drawing.

Three #Powerball tickets in California matched 5 of 6 numbers, no jackpot winners in Ca though :( Still waiting on other states…. Powerball is played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, all of which collectively oversee the game.

Source: NBC News

Australia's top Olympian, Airway CEO urge support for same-sex marriage

Wednesday 14:33 GMT

The head of Qantas Airways and Australia's most successful Olympian, Ian Thorpe, were among a growing number of campaigners calling on Monday for support for same-sex marriage in Australia ahead of a looming postal vote which has divided the country.

Australia is one of the few developed nations which has yet to legalize same-sex marriage despite a Newspoll on Monday, conducted for The Australian newspaper, showing it is supported by 63 percent of the population.

Source: Common Domain

Musicians turn to boutique licensing firms to get their songs in TV shows, movies and on streaming sites

Wednesday 11:46 GMT

Dudukovich’s licensing deal was arranged by Santa Monica-based Songtradr, one of a handful of boutique companies in the L.A. area that have sprouted in response to the growing demand for licensing of music to films, TV shows, ads and other media.

Chicago-based Music Dealers built an online licensing database for independent musicians and quickly amassed a catalog of more than 57 million songs before running out of cash and selling its assets to digital music distributor BrandSpins for an undisclosed amount in 2016.

Source: Common Domain

Apple’s Share of Smartphone Profits Dives

Today 06:06 GMT

Big Picture: Apple’s share of smartphone-industry profits fell in the recent quarter, thanks to the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch, but one analyst thinks that Apple’s high prices will help it pick up share going forward.

Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley estimates that Apple’s share of global smartphone profits was 64% in the June quarter, down from 84% in March. It’s worth putting the drop in context, however: Samsung ’s latest Galaxy phone, the S8, launched in the spring and likely distorted the results, Walkley notes.

Source: The Guradian

Louise Linton and the ‘self-sacrifice’ of a mega-rich Trump administration spouse

Today 01:33 GMT

She posted a picture on Instagram of herself and new husband Steven Mnuchin – millionaire businessman and treasury secretary in the Trump administration – disembarking from a military jet after an official visit to Fort Knox to promote the president’s tax reforms, in which she hashtagged all the designer labels she was wearing.

On her own Instagram she wrote “According to my 20-second Google search, [Linton is] an aspiring Penthouse model who married an old rich guy in a wedding officiated by a homophobe and attended by other couples of similar age and beauty gaps.

Source: Common Domain

Exercise Has a Cascade of Positive Effects, Study Finds

Wednesday 12:44 GMT

Exercise not only makes us feel more positive, the study found, but it also increases the likelihood that we’ll do more positive things.

The students rated the importance to them of both types of activities on a scale of 1 to 4.. The results: On a given day, students who exercised also tended to participate in more social and achievement activities than on days when they didn’t exercise, the study found, and they engaged in activities that tended to matter to them more.

Source: NBC News

Alabama high school petition compares pride flag to Confederate flag

Today 06:06 GMT

An anonymous group of students and parents in Auburn, Ala., have signed a petition to have a rainbow pride flag removed from a high school classroom.

The Change.org petition claims the flag is insensitive to students who do not support LGBTQ rights and compares it to the Confederate flag. "We strongly feel that it creates a hostile and provocative learning environment for students not comfortable to openly supporting the LGBTQ+ community in a public school where students come from diverse political and religious backgrounds," the petition states.

Source: BBC

The pop stars who have conquered the fashion world

Today 06:07 GMT

Pop stars have always been clothes horses for fashion designers - but more and more of them are turning to designing themselves.

Kanye is just one of a number of US music stars to have made the foray into fashion - honourable mentions also go to Jay Z and Pharrell. Kim Kardashian's husband first dipped his toe into the fashion world back in 2009 with a Nike collaboration - step forward the Air Yeezys - before further shoe lines followed with designer labels including Luis Vuitton.

Source: NBC News

On 'The Bold Type,' actress Nikohl Boosheri plays a 'confident, empowered' Lesbian Muslim

Wednesday 12:44 GMT

John Medland / Freeform/Universal Television. The role of a Muslim lesbian artist wasn’t what actress Nikohl Boosheri went out for when she first auditioned for Freeform’s “The Bold Type,” a series centered on the fast-paced world of a fictional women’s magazine.

They followed through, asking the Iranian-Canadian actor to put herself on tape for the role of Adena El-Amin, a Muslim artist and feminist; Boosheri won the part.

Source: New York Times

Brand to Know: a Canadian Line Inspired by the Designers’ Friends

Wednesday 21:54 GMT

Like many great creative unions, the designers Mona Koochek and Tania Martins of the Toronto-based women’s label Markoo met completely by chance.

While Markoo has enjoyed under-the-radar success (it’s stocked at retailers such as Assembly New York and Need Supply), the duo plans to grow the brand this year. Both designers will be relocating from Toronto to London this fall, which will allow for proximity to a larger fashion community as well as their preferred Italian and Portuguese fabric mills.

Source: CBS News

Senate Judiciary Committee interviews figure behind Trump dossier

Today 00:38 GMT

Glenn Simpson appeared privately Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a transcribed interview, CBS News' John Nolen confirmed.

WASHINGTON -- The co-founder of a Washington opposition research firm that produced a dossier of salacious allegations involving President Donald Trump spoke behind closed doors to congressional investigators. Glenn Simpson appeared privately Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a transcribed interview, CBS News' John Nolen confirmed.

Source: Global News

Canada pays OAS to seniors with over $100K in income. It shouldn’t, economists say

Wednesday 16:23 GMT

The cost of Old Age Security (OAS), Canada’s largest seniors benefit program, is about to skyrocket, according to the latest review by the country’s chief actuary.

In essence, Canada should do away with its universal OAS basic pension and boost the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), a monthly non-taxable benefit that low-income seniors receive on top of their OAS pension, according to Lee. Tammy Schirle, director of economic research and policy analysis at Wilfrid Laurier University, agrees that OAS could be more targeted.

Source: Common Domain

How Much Do You Know About Ethical Investing?

Today 06:07 GMT

It goes by many other names: ethical investing, socially responsible investing, impact investing or high-road investing.

Over the next two to three decades, Bank of America Merrill Lynch predicts, millennials could drive about $15 trillion to $20 trillion into ESG funds in the U.S.. 4. At the start of 2016, the sustainable, responsible and impact investing category represented what percentage of all investment under professional management in the U.S.?. ANSWER: A. Sustainable investing had a market size of $8.72 trillion in the U.S. at the beginning of 2016, representing about one-fifth of all investments under management, according to a biennial report published by the advocacy group US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment.. 5. From 2014 to 2016, sustainable investing grew by what percentage in the U.S.?. ANSWER: C. Sustainable investing grew 33% over a two-year period from 2014 to 2016 in the U.S., from $6.57 trillion at the start of 2014 to $8.72 trillion in 2016, according to the US SIF report.

Source: CBS News

Treasury secretary's wife brags about wealth, clothing on social media

Wednesday 16:23 GMT

Louise Linton, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's wife, set social media abuzz with her Instagram couture hashtags and condescension toward another user Monday.

The Treasury Department told the Times that the Mnuchins reimbursed the government for the trip and that Linton received no compensation by any of the designers she mentioned in her post. Jenni Miller, a Democrat, told the New York Times that "if she hadn't made her account private, I would have written back with a very snide Marie Antoinette joke," although she also said that she regretted letting Linton get to her.

Source: New York Times

Mayor de Blasio Used Personal Email for City Matters, Memo Says

Wednesday 22:47 GMT

Mayor Bill de Blasio and four top aides often used personal email accounts to conduct city business — in some instances in violation of city guidelines — according to a new document that also provides previously undisclosed details about the mayor’s efforts to assist a donor embroiled in a multimillion-dollar lease dispute with the city.

A footnote in the memo says Mr. Kwatra — who did work for United for Affordable NYC, a nonprofit group created by the mayor — is a well-known lobbyist and that Mr. de Blasio appointed his mother, Pam Kwatra, to the board of the city’s Economic Development Corporation.

Source: Common Domain

16-member White House arts committee is latest group to quit Trump

Sunday 15:26 GMT
Source: CBS News

Sen. Kaine says Va. could "probably do better" on state's chosen statues in Capitol

Monday 15:27 GMT
Source: New York Times

Australia Plans More Barriers in Public Spaces After Attacks in Spain

Tuesday 12:43 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The scheme to pump desert water to L.A. could destroy the Mojave. California's Legislature needs to block it

Tuesday 10:56 GMT
Source: New York Times

Stocks Drop as Attacks in Spain Push Investors to Safe Havens

Saturday 13:35 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Cyberattack cost Maersk as much as $300 million and disrupted operations for 2 weeks

Saturday 09:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Brooklyn's social housing microgrid rewrites relationships with utility companies

Thursday 09:56 GMT
Source: Washington Post

D.C. fire boat sinks while docked in Southwest Washington

Today 06:06 GMT
Source: Fox News

British firefighters eat sausages made from piglets they saved in barn fire

Today 06:06 GMT
Source: Common Domain

George and Amal Clooney's justice foundation gives $1-million grant to combat hate groups

Wednesday 18:11 GMT
Source: Global News

James Damore, Google anti-diversity memo writer, hires Republican Party official as lawyer

Today 06:06 GMT
Source: NBC News

U.N. committee calls on 'U.S. government' to unequivocally reject racist hate

Today 06:06 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Three more rangers killed in a deadly month around the world for wildlife defenders

Today 06:07 GMT
Source: Global News

Barcelona boosts security, tries to balance freedom after deadly attacks

Today 06:06 GMT

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