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Source: Common Domain

This is how many female pilots there are in the U.S. (clue: not a lot)

Thursday 18:13 GMT

(The Air Line Pilots Association, a U.S. trade group., also said female pilots made up roughly 6% of all commercial pilots in the U.S.). That compares to 12% in Finland and 7.6% in France, according to GenderGapTrader.com, a site that publishes the gender ratio of various industries.

Just 6.3% of commercial pilots and 6% of non-commercial pilots in the United States are women, according to the Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide, a nonprofit based in Vancouver.

Source: Common Domain

Tencent Music: Tune In, But Don’t Turn On Yet

Tuesday 11:48 GMT

Tencent Music Entertainment Group, controlled by China’s most valuable firm Tencent, is planning an IPO this year that could value it at more than $25 billion.

China’s entire music industry generated $480 million in revenue from live and recorded music in 2016, PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates, a small-sounding figure thanks to years of rampant piracy: later data aren’t yet available.

Source: BBC

The words that change what colours we see

Monday 15:27 GMT

Colours like black, blue, and green are glossed as cool colours, while lighter colours like white, red, orange and yellow are glossed as warm colours.

A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Earth, Culture, Capital, Travel and Autos, delivered to your inbox every Friday.

Source: Common Domain

Is It Still Electronic Dance Music if They’re Playing Live Instruments?

Thursday 15:28 GMT

Nearly a decade after a craze for electronic dance music, or EDM, swept the U.S. festival scene, the genre has evolved as fans demand more from their live experiences than a DJ on a laptop.

The shift is playing out at musical festival Coachella, where live electronic acts like Odesza and Kygo are performing with keys, vocals, strings and horns in addition to electronic equipment, on the festival’s high-profile main stage.

Source: Common Domain

Wales Sees Price Gains at High End of the Market

Wednesday 15:29 GMT

“As expected, the Welsh housing market continues to grow at a modest, steady rate, as homeowners continue to take advantage of historically low borrowing rates,” Mr. Denman said.

Welsh housing prices are on the rise, propelled by gains in a pricier corridor near Cardiff, according to a housing index out Tuesday. The average price of a home in Wales grew 2.9% in the first quarter compared to last year, with some of the biggest appreciation in the southeast along the Bristol Channel, according to the index by mortgage lender Principality Building Society.

Source: Common Domain

$110 Million Malibu Beach Home Sets Los Angeles Price Record

Today 07:03 GMT

The estate, consisting of a five-bedroom main house and three-bedroom guest house, will set a new record for the highest price ever paid for a home in Los Angeles County—surpassing the Playboy Mansion, which sold for $100 million in 2016.

Los Angeles currently boasts the country’s most expensive listing, a $350 million estate owned by late billionaire Jerry Perenchio, in addition to a handful of newly built mega-mansions with nine-digit asking prices.

Source: Common Domain

Don’t blame oil prices for a narrowing gap in government bond yields, says BMO

Tuesday 19:10 GMT

Market participants had blamed the swiftness of the bearish move on the oil prices CLM8, +0.75% nearing $70 a barrel which drove 10-year break-even rates, or inflation expectations, over the next decade, close to a more than three-year high of 2.19%, according to Tradeweb data.

Hysteria over a flattening yield curve saw a brief reprieve after a sharp selloff in long-dated government bonds sent the 10-year Treasury yield in striking distance of 3%, a key psychological level.

Source: Common Domain

Fed’s Brainard Says Now Isn’t Time to Lower Capital, Liquidity Rules

Friday 14:34 GMT

A senior Federal Reserve official sees “signs of financial imbalances” in parts of the economy and says now isn’t the time to lower capital or liquidity rules for the largest banks.

Any reduction in capital or liquidity rules, she said, should be offset by an increase in the Fed’s so-called counter cyclical capital buffer, a tool the central bank has to force banks to increase loss-absorbing capacity when it believes a financial vulnerabilities are rising.

Source: Common Domain

10-year Treasury yield extends climb as earnings lift appetite for stocks

Friday 11:48 GMT

The benchmark 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.74%  rose 2.6 basis points to 2.893%, after yields surged by the most in a day since Feb. 14 late Wednesday.

The spread between the two-year note yield and the 10-year note yield, a widely-watched measure of the yield curve, widened slightly to 47 percentage points. Meanwhile, the 30-year bond yield TMUBMUSD30Y, +0.82% advanced 4.3 basis points to 3.090%, extending its rise after snapping a three-session yield decline in the prior session.

Source: Common Domain

How Music Affects Athletic Performance

Wednesday 18:14 GMT

Researchers were surprised to learn that music didn’t improve people’s shooting ability, despite previous studies indicating that music could boost performance.

“This suggests that there needs to be congruency between what the music expresses and the listener feels” for the music to enhance people’s self-esteem, Dr. Elvers explains. But listening to motivational music did encourage people to take more risks, and that led to higher point rewards.

Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Today 07:03 GMT

Global News is now offering sponsors and advertiser’s digital marketing solutions in the form of sponsored, branded and featured content.

Global News reserves the right to refuse or remove any sponsored, branded or featured content that in our opinion contains false, deceptive, misleading or illegal content that could be seen to lower the reputation, standing, interests and welfare of Global News.

Source: New York Times

‘I Feel Pretty’ and the Rise of Beauty-Standard Denialism

Tuesday 13:38 GMT

The only way I’ve found to banish momentarily that shadow of the idealized self is to pay for it to go away — with a Sephora shopping spree or a spin class.

“I Feel Pretty” is practically a feature-length version of that Dove ad in which a forensic sketch artist illustrates women’s distorted ideas of their own looks. So now corporate entities are cynically encouraging women to engage in beauty and fitness routines to become better people, not more attractive ones.

Source: Global News

Cambridge Analytica’s Chris Wylie could appear before Canadian committee by end of month

Wednesday 12:44 GMT

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Chris Wylie will appear before a Canadian parliamentary committee and while no date has been set, Global News has learned that appearance could come within the month.

READ MORE: Here’s what the Liberals paid Cambridge Analytica’s Chris Wylie to do — and what they say he didn’t do. The deepening public relations disaster forced Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress last week, where he was faced with questions about how Cambridge Analytica was able to harvest the data of some 87-million users of the social media site to shape their campaigns in support of Trump.

Source: The Week

The way we teach morality

Sunday 09:54 GMT

Sensible and sincere people armed with similar life experiences and acquainted with roughly the same facts come to strikingly different conclusions about the content and justification of morality.

It is hard to see how moral educators can legitimately cultivate these attitudes in the face of reasonable disagreement about the content and justification of morality. It looks as though any attempt to persuade children of the authority of a particular moral code will be tantamount to indoctrination.

Source: Fox News

Southwest Airlines hero pilot texted friend 'God is good' after landing

Friday 14:34 GMT

The Southwest Airlines pilot hailed as a hero for her efforts to land a damaged aircraft after a deadly engine explosion texted a brief, but powerful message to a friend upon touching down: "God is good."

Veteran Navy combat aviator Linda Maloney told the Dallas Morning News when she heard her friend Tammie Jo Shults was behind the controls she texted her “News travels fast. The Southwest Airlines pilot hailed as a hero for her efforts to land a damaged aircraft after a deadly engine explosion texted a brief, but powerful message to a friend upon touching down: "God is good."

Source: Global News

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

Saturday 14:32 GMT
Source: Fox News

North Korea announces end to missile testing as Trump cites 'big progress'

Saturday 14:32 GMT
Source: New York Times

‘Viva Verdi,’ Say Fans With Very Verdian Names

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Make this one-pan Spanish Eggs and Potatoes, and you’ll learn how to fry

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Kalidou Koulibaly’s late header seals victory for Napoli over Juventus

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: New York Times

Review: Anna Netrebko Emerges as a Powerful New Tosca at the Met

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: The Guradian

US and Russian nuclear arsenals set to be unchecked for first time since 1972

Wednesday 12:44 GMT
Source: CBS News

What is pancreatitis The condition Avicii suffered from years before death

Tuesday 20:03 GMT
Source: Fox News

Kim Wall tied up with stocking, 'impaled' in submarine for killer’s sexual gratification, officials say

Tuesday 19:10 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Acid attack partner intended 'really serious harm', court told

Tuesday 17:18 GMT
Source: New York Times

Setting Fires and Restoring an American Landscape

Tuesday 13:39 GMT
Source: NBC News

Only surviving Paris attacks suspect gets 20 years in separate case

Tuesday 12:43 GMT
Source: DW

Anti-Muslim hate crime on the rise in Donald Trump's US - report

Tuesday 13:39 GMT
Source: Global News

Feeling distressed or scared after Toronto’s van attack Here’s how to get help

Today 00:10 GMT

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