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Source: BBC

MPs pressure City firms over diversity

Friday 01:34 GMT

City firms including giants Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan have been called on to sign a gender diversity pledge which was first published in 2016.

The charter, which was published by the Treasury, commits firms to promoting women to senior positions, to be transparent about achieving diversity targets, and to have at least one executive in charge of diversity. She has asked the companies to confirm to the committee by Friday if they plan to join the initiative, or explain why they have decided not to do so.

Source: CBS News

McDonald's banishes cheeseburgers from Happy Meals

Friday 08:07 GMT

Since it removed soda from the Happy Meal menu four years ago, orders for it with Happy Meals have fallen 14 percent, the company said.

The company said some are adding new menu items to comply, like in Italy, where a grilled chicken sandwich was added to the Happy Meal menu.

Source: CTV

#BeccaToldMeTo: Teen who inspired kindness movement dies at 18

Today 08:59 GMT

A New Brunswick teenager who turned a terminal prognosis into an online movement that has inspired acts of kindness across the globe has died of brain cancer.

"To know that these people are making that choice daily over and over and they're doing it because I have inspired them to do that, it's fantastic."

Source: Common Domain

Tesla: Here’s The Long-Term Case for the Model 3

Wednesday 14:33 GMT

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So the rollout of the Model 3, which began reaching customers late last year, has been closely watched, particularly as production delays have been widely reported. On Tuesday morning, however, Baird & Co. wondered whether a focus on execution issues might be obscuring the bigger picture—while also expressing confidence that Barron’s Next 50 component Tesla (TSLA) would be able to meet its new production targets for the car.

Source: The Guradian

Commonwealth group to meet amid reports it will discuss Queen's successor

Wednesday 07:01 GMT

A “high-level” group of Commonwealth leaders are meeting to review the governance of the Commonwealth nations – amid a report that the group will also discuss the succession to Queen Elizabeth when she dies.

At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2015 the Queen told Commonwealth leaders she could not “wish to have been better supported and represented in the Commonwealth than by the Prince of Wales who continues to give so much to it with great distinction”.

Source: Washington Post

D.C. teachers will not be assessed on how many students they pass this year

Thursday 21:53 GMT

D.C. teachers’ annual assessments will not take into account how many students pass their classes this academic year, the school system said in an email to educators this week.

The announcement comes a month after a citywide investigation uncovered a culture where D.C. Public Schools teachers said they felt compelled to pass undeserving students to meet lofty graduation rate goals and keep their jobs.

Source: Washington Post

Trump inaugural committee directed $26 million for event production to firm connected to Melania Trump adviser

Friday 21:53 GMT

President Trump’s inaugural committee paid $26 million for event production services to a firm connected to a friend of first lady Melania Trump, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who serves as a volunteer adviser in the East Wing, according to officials and newly released tax filings.

Wolkoff was tapped to manage the inaugural event production by the committee chairman, Thomas J. Barrack Jr., a close friend of President Trump who was familiar with work she has done in New York, according to a spokesman for Barrack.

Source: CBS News

N.C. school district votes to end widely used sex education program amid outcry

Thursday 11:47 GMT

Cumberland County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to get rid of its Planned Parenthood sex education program after criticism from some parents.

There were some heated moments at the school board meeting Tuesday night as community members clashed over a controversial sex education program, which starts teaching kids about sex in sixth grade. The internet, social media, and the #MeToo movement is shining a light on the issues of sex and consent, but it also raises questions about what kids should be taught, at what age, and by whom.

Source: Washington Post

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

Today 17:16 GMT

Lofaro and Endress are creating a high-tech ensemble at Mason, pieced together with secondhand instruments that could no longer be used for their intended purpose.

Those once-rejected instruments are what Lofaro and Endress now use in work that is not just visually interesting, but also makes music. So several years ago, the academy started to provide their unfixable instruments for art projects.

Source: Global News

Man mistakenly buys tickets for bagpipe band instead of Red Hot Chili Peppers

Thursday 17:17 GMT

A man decided to surprise his girlfriend with tickets to see the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, but was not prepared for the concert they were actually about to attend.

Unfortunately, Robb did not notice that he had actually bought tickets to see the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, “the most famous bagpipe band on the planet—ever!” The couple prepared themselves for a trip to the concert in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Source: NBC News

Puerto Rico suspends $133M contract given to firm of Trump's failed FEMA nominee

Friday 14:33 GMT

Puerto Rico has suspended a $133 million contract for hurricane relief given to the firm of President Donald Trump’s former pick for a top FEMA position after an independent review board determined it was improperly awarded.

Daniel Craig, Adjusters' senior vice president, helped his firm with its bid for the contract, which was awarded by Puerto Rico's housing department in December. In September, Craig withdrew his nomination to become second-in-command at FEMA after NBC News reported he had been under federal investigation for ethics issues involving lucrative FEMA contracts awarded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Source: Common Domain

GoPro: How It Wants to Go Beyond Its Three-Price Lineup

Friday 05:11 GMT

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When, earlier this year, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman said his company was reorienting its products around the $199, $299 and $399 price points, it was perhaps reasonable to wonder whether it was pricing itself into a corner. In a Tuesday afternoon session at a Goldman Sachs technology conference, a transcript of which is available on FactSet, Woodman said that’s not the case.

Source: Global News

This is why jealousy can actually be good for you — sometimes

Thursday 00:37 GMT

This will create an effective and constructive conversation that will help you identify what’s at the root of your feelings of jealousy, and how to work through them.

Experts say, those feelings of jealousy aren’t always bad.. “Jealousy generally has a negative connotation but emotions can be very helpful, informative and educational. It all depends on what you do with them and how you move forward,” says Dr. Katy Kamkar, a psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

Source: Global News

Women entrepreneurs are ‘continuously and systemically underappreciated’: study

Thursday 19:07 GMT

“We know that women entrepreneurs are developing innovative approaches to business and actively contributing to growing the Canadian economy,” said Clare Beckton, co-author and executive in residence at Carleton University’s Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work. “In spite of their important contributions, this report identifies why they are continuously and systematically underappreciated, and what must be done to remedy this issue.”

Source: Global News

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

Today 17:17 GMT

During his trip to India, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has asked the Canadian High Commissioner to request a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

While Indian media reported Singh planned to accompany Trudeau to the Golden Temple, until the trip began, Canadian government officials said there were no plans to meet with him.

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: NBC News

Connecting mental illness with mass shootings misses the point: experts

Sunday 20:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Jokhang temple: fire engulfs ancient 'heart' of Tibetan Buddhism

Today 03:19 GMT
Source: Fox News

Police arrest 5 in killing of endangered orangutan shot 130 times

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Thousands of Berlin residents without internet after attempted bank robbery

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: Washington Post

State elections officials fret over cybersecurity threats

Sunday 22:44 GMT
Source: Washington Post

NBC’s Mike Milbury calls domestic violence charge ‘unfortunate incident,’ incurs wrath

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Fox News

Russia church shooting leaves 5 dead after gunman opens fire on people leaving service

Today 17:17 GMT

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