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Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency

Today 09:57 GMT

President Donald Trump's advisory commission on election integrity has integrity questions of its own — with some of its own members raising concerns about its openness.

This past week, two members fired off letters to commission staff complaining about a lack of information about the panel's agenda and demanding answers about its activities. That comes as Democratic U.S. senators are requesting a government investigation of the commission for ignoring formal requests from Congress.

Source: Fox News

Is America's airline industry headed for a major pilot shortage?

Today 09:56 GMT

That changed in 2007, when the “Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots Act” green-lighted airline pilots to fly until age 65.. “That created a short-term solution to the pilot shortage that was kind of pending,” Glenn Nevola, a captain at a major U.S. airline, told FOX Business. “And now, a lot of those guys have reached age 65 and will continue to do so over the next decade.”

The aviation industry may have a major crisis on its hands, as the number of pilots needed to fly commercial airliners is dwindling.

Source: The Guradian

Trump's secretive voter fraud panel is keeping own members in the dark

Today 09:57 GMT

Donald Trump’s advisory commission on election integrity has integrity questions of its own – with some of its own members raising concerns about its secretive operations.

Critics say Trump is using the commission to find support for his unsubstantiated claims that widespread voter fraud cost him the popular vote in the 2016 election. Hillary Clinton received 2.8 million more votes nationwide than Trump, who won the presidency in the electoral college.

Source: New York Times

Tesla Plant in China May Be a First

Today 09:56 GMT

Tesla is moving closer to becoming the first foreign car company to have a wholly owned manufacturing operation in China — but how much that will really help the company is not yet clear.

Being inside a foreign trade zone means that unless Tesla can negotiate a special exemption, the cars could still be subject to China’s steep tariffs — treated as though they were still being shipped from outside China even though they were being produced in the country.

Source: New York Times

Xi Jinping Pushes China’s Global Rise Despite Friction and Fear

Today 09:57 GMT

Yet signs of friction in different parts of the world raise questions about how long China’s winning streak can continue, and point to the challenges that Mr. Xi faces in a second term as he presses the assertive brand of foreign policy he favors.

Concern about political interference by China is growing in New Zealand, where a Chinese official recently advised Chinese-language journalists to coordinate coverage with China’s official press.

Source: BBC

7 secret codes and ciphers hidden in music - BBC Music

Today 09:56 GMT

Musicians concealing secret messages in their music is as old as the hills, or at least as old as the baroque-era master J. S. Bach, who used German musical nomenclature to spell out his name in his scores.

Pop musicians are equally fond of motifs, acrostics and codes, using them to convey extra, often sarcastic meaning in songs, album tracklistings and, in one imaginative case, to promote a new record to the millions of people living in Los Angeles.... Be warned: explaining some of these codes and ciphers can get complex, so it's a good job we've got Suzy Klein on hand to demonstrate on a piano how Shostakovich's DSCH motif works.

Source: Global News

Ontario college strike won’t hurt international students’ immigration status: officials

Today 09:56 GMT

Tens of thousands of international students affected by a faculty strike at Ontario colleges are being reassured by immigration officials that they won’t be penalized for a delay that is beyond their control.

Some international students say the work stoppage, which began last Monday, has them worrying about finances as well as their education and immigration status. “It is very stressful,” said Noble Thomas, 24, a human resources management student at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Source: Common Domain

What could derail the stock-market rally Watch profit margins

Today 09:57 GMT

According to FactSet, third-quarter net profit margin so far has edged only slightly lower compared with profit margins in the third quarter last year.

Investors should be paying close attention to those highflying stocks, as outsize gains so far this year makes them vulnerable to disappointments.

Source: Washington Post

Are those 80,000 pound trucks tailgating each other Soon it may be perfectly normal — and safe

Today 09:56 GMT

“If you have a fleet of 20,000 or 30,000 trucks, you’re talking millions of dollars from the fuel savings, not even taking into account the safety benefits, and that’s why we have some big fleets excited about platooning.”

One reason this matters to people who don’t drive tractor-trailers is found in the annual crash-death numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Of the 4,317 people who died in crashes involving large trucks last year, 72?percent of them weren’t in trucks, but rather passenger cars.

Source: Global News

Healthy approach to Halloween being embraced by some Canadian communities

Today 09:57 GMT

The gleeful “trick or treat” that children shout when they call at houses on Halloween is getting a healthier response in some cities across Canada.

“That’s really what we’re trying to do, is trying to shift the culture and shift people’s behaviours to seeing that being active and playing and having fun really is the treat.”

Source: Common Domain

Bernie Grundman wants to change the way you hear music — for the better

Today 09:56 GMT

One of the music industry’s most respected mastering engineers, Grundman specializes in an arcane yet crucial part of the recording process — the last step, essentially, before a piece of music is readied for mass consumption on CD or vinyl or, as is most often the case these days, as a stream of digital information beamed down from the cloud via Spotify or Apple Music.

The language can get pretty heady when Bernie Grundman is talking shop at his sprawling, 20,000-square-foot studio in the heart of Hollywood.

Source: Fox News

Fast-food study determines favorite restaurant in each state, but Twitter isn’t buying it

Today 09:57 GMT

On Thursday, Business Insider released the results of a joint study with Foursquare that aimed to determine each state’s favorite fast food restaurant, using data obtained from Foursquare check-ins.

According to the results of the study, Chick-fil-A was found to be the favorite restaurant chain in a total of 39 states, as illustrated in this heavily maroon-tinged map first shared by Business Insider:. “For the study, we looked at which chains received the most visits on average in every state based on the total number of visits to each chain divided by the number of locations in that state,” wrote Business Insider, who added that “Chick-fil-A dominates — which isn’t surprising.” Twitter users were quick to refute the study’s findings, however, arguing that the results don’t actually reflect what people in any given state prefer, and calling the study “nonsense.”

Source: DW

Tesla to build its first e-car factory in China

Today 09:57 GMT

The luxury electric carmaker reportedly has reached an agreement with China to build a production facility in Shanghai's free-trade zone, potentially giving Tesla a unique edge in the world's largest e-car market.

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. No timeframe for the launch of the Tesla plant was given. CEO Elon Musk said in 2015 that a factory in the country could cut the price of vehicles sold in China by a third.

Source: Common Domain

Study English Lit to acquire 'marketable' skills That's a bad argument

Today 09:57 GMT

Study after study backs us up, while at regular intervals yet another corporate CEO or Silicon Valley guru trumpets the value of a degree in English or Philosophy or Classics.

English majors are making a perfectly pragmatic decision, one that will help them cultivate the “soft skills” employers want — critical thinking, communication, creative problem solving, collaboration — while also nurturing the intellectual curiosity and mental agility that will serve them well when the careers of the future turn out to be ones we couldn’t predict.

Source: Common Domain

‘Outlander’ season 3, episode 6: Claire and Jamie’s sultry reunion marked the real end of ‘Droughtlander’

Today 09:56 GMT

Malcolm” were taken straight from Diana Gabaldon’s novel “Voyager,” the extended episode focusing entirely on Claire and Jamie’s long-awaited reunion still came off as a specially created reward for the Starz series’ devoted fans.

Back in season one, audiences watched the couple’s slow-burning romance for six “Outlander” installments before it was consummated in the fan-favorite episode “The Wedding.”

Source: The Guradian

Hurricane disaster relief: all five living former US presidents to attend benefit

Saturday 20:57 GMT
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Chris Rosati, who spread happiness while battling ALS, dies at 46

Thursday 00:01 GMT
Source: NBC News

In the heart of America, K-pop thrives

Thursday 00:01 GMT
Source: New York Times

Michele Marsh, Longtime New York TV Anchor, Dies at 63

Thursday 00:01 GMT
Source: New York Times

A Rabbi Finds Love on Tinder

Sunday 12:42 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Cigarette taxes are the best way to cut smoking, scaring Big Tobacco

Saturday 20:57 GMT
Source: Global News

NFL national anthem policy not changing, Donald Trump reiterates his ‘stand’ demand

Friday 03:21 GMT
Source: Common Domain

California's deadliest wildfires were decades in the making. 'We have forgotten what we need to do to prevent it'

Today 09:57 GMT
Source: ABC News

Southern Calif. at critical risk for wildfires amid extreme heat, winds

Today 09:57 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Small plane crashes, sparks brush fire near El Capitan Reservoir in San Diego County

Today 05:12 GMT
Source: Global News

Bill O’Reilly says he was one of many employees accused of sexual harassment at Fox

Today 09:57 GMT
Source: Fox News

Felony assault charge dropped against Pennsylvania woman who overdosed on heroin while pregnant

Today 09:56 GMT
Source: CBS News

Tornado damages Oklahoma casino where Beach Boys were playing

Today 09:56 GMT
Source: New York Times

Can a Neighbor Keep Flowerpots on a Fire Escape?

Today 09:57 GMT

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