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Source: The Guradian

Woman who climbed Statue of Liberty in immigration protest given probation

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

The woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty in New York on Independence Day last year to protest against the separation of migrant families at the US-Mexico border has been sentenced to five years’ probation and 200 hours of community service.

Last November she traveled to Paris and unfurled anti-Ice banners on the Eiffel Tower, explaining to the Guardian that because the French had given America the Statue of Liberty it seemed like an appropriate location for a demonstration.

Source: DW

Leipzig Book Fair: Spotlight on 4 contemporary Czech novels

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

The former Czech President Vaclav Klaus publicly scolded Topol for the novel, for its "arrogance" and "distance" from the Czech people.

Tuckova was able to speak with some survivors, who she says let her see Czech history from an entirely different historical point of view and discover how an unspoken "blind spot" exists in Czech education. The expulsions were particularly brutal in Brno, where a death march towards the Austrian border saw between 2,000 to 5,000 people die.

Source: BBC

EU health websites 'full of data trackers'

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

Online tools which track user behaviour for advertisers have been found on a swathe of EU public health websites, including NHS and Gov.uk pages.

In a statement, Google said, "We do not permit publishers to use our technology to collect or build targeting lists based on users' sensitive information, including health conditions like pregnancy or HIV.". "The UK government urgently needs to ensure that its own websites, especially health and welfare sites, are not handing sensitive personal data to advertisers so that they can profile and monetise knowledge about very private topics," Jim Killock at the Open Rights Group told the BBC. "This kind of practice is in our view unlawful, both on the grounds of needing explicit consent, and on the grounds that it is impossible to know where the information about you ends up, once it is placed into advertising bidding systems."

Source: Global News

California’s ‘super bloom’: Selfie-seeking tourists flocking to see flowers in ‘unbearable weekend’

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

#superbloom #supernatural #poppy #poppyfields #flowers #spring #sunset #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #nature_perfection #intothewild #wildbumming #travel #travelphotography #backpackerstory #californiaadventure #california #visitcalifornia #rawcalifornia #naturalcalifornia #california4fun #californialove #californiadreaming #optoutside #roamtheplanet #beautifuldestinations #welivetoexplore #neverstopexploring #wanderlust. A post shared by Tracy Mills (@adventuresoftracyjean) on Mar 18, 2019 at 7:26pm PDT. We have witnessed so called “super bloom” today and it looked like something straight up from impressionist art piece , absolutely beautiful ?????? #nofilterneeded#walkercanyon#poppyfield#socal#orange#purple#superbloom#spring#beautifulnature#beautiful#southcalifornia#cali#impressionism#instagood#instaphoto#. A post shared by Anna Lobadin- Hayrapetyan (@labellaanushka) on Mar 18, 2019 at 6:47pm PDT

Source: BBC

How first-generation students can inspire their siblings

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

"While the entrenched discourse about first-generation students may construct them as 'at risk' of attrition and therefore as 'risky' students, the narratives presented here provide a counter to this, acknowledging the potential they can offer in terms of widening participation and support among under-represented groups," it says. "How we conceptualise these students needs to change, with them and their families reimagined as a key resource for family learning, social mobility and university practice."

Source: Reuters

Cyclone hit millions across Africa in record disaster: U.N.

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

Cyclone winds and floods that swept across southeastern Africa affected more than 2.6 million people and could rank as one of the worst weather-related disaster recorded in the southern hemisphere, U.N. officials said on Tuesday.

“There’s a sense from people on the ground that the world still really hasn’t caught on to how severe this disaster is,” Matthew Cochrane, spokesman for International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, told a U.N. briefing in Geneva. “The full horror, the full impact is only going to emerge over coming days,” he added.

Source: Global News

First ‘Toy Story 4’ trailer introduces new toy called ‘Forky’

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

In the two-and-a-half minute trailer, Sheriff Woody (Tom Hanks) tells the rest of Andy’s toys that they are a bigger part of children’s lives than just a special toy to play with.

Many fans of the Disney-Pixar film took to Twitter to talk about the first full-length trailer for Toy Story 4.. Toy Story 4 – the movie ain’t out yet but some of the themes explored seem a little over cooked – maybe there’s no need for a villain this time and we just have a deep exploration of Woody coming to terms with the cycle of being a disposable object and how that effects him (1/2) pic.twitter.com/VfuAgukUim

Source: BBC

Is O'Rourke the heir to Obama?

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

O'Rourke said later on Friday that he's flattered people see a connection to Obama, although he says that he doesn't come "anywhere close" to the former president.

O'Rourke arrived at a gourmet coffee shop in the small south-eastern Iowa town of Mount Pleasant and immediately jumped up on the store's counter to address the packed room. It was the second day of his presidential campaign, which he announced via an early morning YouTube video, and the O'Rourke operation was opting for a soft launch.

Source: Fox News

10 times 'experts' predicted the world would end by now

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

Here are 10 of the biggest doomsday prediction failures:. 1: GLOBAL WARMING TO WIPE NATIONS "OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH" IF CLIMATE CHANGE NOT ADDRESSED BY YEAR 2000. "A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000." The official was Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, who added: "Shifting climate patterns would bring back 1930s Dust Bowl conditions to Canadian and U.S. wheatlands.”

Source: Fox News

Dr. Marc Siegel: Aspirin saves lives but it also cost lives – Here’s what you need to know about the drug

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

Since both heart attacks and strokes usually involve clots, it has always made sense to me that aspirin is useful for what we doctors call secondary prevention – when you already have a known heart disease or had a prior stroke and an aspirin decreases your risk from forming another clot, totally blocking a critical artery, and disabling or killing you.

Earlier studies showed that there was an advantage to taking aspirin for what is known as primary prevention, for those without known heart disease but at risk for developing it.

Source: BBC

Why are Venezuelans seeking refuge in crypto-currencies?

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

One thing is certain: despite the Bitcoin crash and loss in value of other crypto-currencies, Venezuelans have more interest in digital assets than ever before.

At least there is one country in the world where Bitcoin is serving a practical value for ordinary citizens rather than speculators.

Source: The Guradian

Kazakhstan president Nazarbayev steps down after 30 years in power

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

While Putin has not said he is considering retirement, a role in Russia’s security apparatus is seen as one way to guarantee his security after leaving power.

He said he would continue to chair the security council and remain leader of the Nur Otan party, which dominates parliament, in an apparent attempt to preserve his influence and guarantee his security in the years after a new leader, likely to be handpicked, takes power.

Source: BBC

What Bercow ruling means for Brexit

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

The Brexit saga has taken another unexpected twist after Commons Speaker John Bercow said he would not allow another vote on Theresa May's withdrawal deal unless MPs were asked a different question.

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has hinted at this, telling the BBC that while he "respected the referee's decision", MPs would always "find a way" of expressing their will if the circumstances changed.

Source: Global News

‘Everything he said to me was a lie’: Duped Canadian women go after alleged con man

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

The relationship developed into a romance but the seduction ended months later in apparent deception, an elaborate scheme by an alleged serial con man to whom she lost thousands of dollars.

The Canadian Press has spoken with three women across the country who say they fell victim to his romantic schemes, and one man who was promised a job and ended up losing tens of thousands of dollars. His suspected victims say he targets busy career women between the ages of 45 and 50, leaving a trail of broken hearts and empty bank accounts across the country.

Source: Global News

Death toll rises to 64 after Zimbabwe hit by cyclone

Monday 07:08 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Rose McGowan: ‘Being sexually assaulted threw a wrench in my thinking'

Sunday 14:28 GMT
Source: Reuters

The curious case of tainted milk from a Maine dairy farm

Tuesday 17:15 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Warner Bros chairman-CEO resigns after sexual impropriety allegations

Monday 19:05 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Baselworld Preview: Three Retro Sport Watches Pair Performance with Vintage Flair

Monday 19:05 GMT
Source: Fox News

Nunes sues Twitter, some users, seeks over $250M alleging anti-conservative 'shadow bans,' smears

Monday 22:45 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Fantasy or transformation New York’s $25bn Hudson Yards set to open

Thursday 14:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

U.K. Property Prices Rising at Slowest Rate in Almost Six Years

Today 09:55 GMT
Source: Global News

Federal budget makes it easier for working seniors to keep more of their money, get CPP

Wednesday 20:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

What ‘Fed drift’ says about how the stock market behaves around policy meetings

Wednesday 12:40 GMT
Source: Global News

Study finds rise in millennial perfectionism, parents and social media blamed

Wednesday 20:01 GMT
Source: Global News

Facebook to review ‘reporting logic’ after New Zealand shootings were streamed live

Today 09:55 GMT
Source: Fox News

Trump calls on UAW to lower workers' dues during visit to Lima, Ohio, tank plant

Today 09:55 GMT
Source: BBC

Social media 'changed the game' for poets

Today 09:55 GMT

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