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Source: The Week

Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom proves once again there's only one Steven Spielberg

Friday 00:38 GMT

This means that J.A. Bayona, the director of Fallen Kingdom, gets to participate in what has become a Hollywood ritual: the on-the-job search for a director who can at least kinda-sorta do what Spielberg does.

This is unsurprising since Spielberg has not directed a dinosaur movie in over 20 years; he made the massive hit Jurassic Park, the somewhat less massive hit sequel The Lost World, and then jumped over to the executive producer role for the next three sequels, including this new one out Thursday.

Source: Fox News

White population aging rapidly in US, dying faster than babies are born, data show

Friday 00:38 GMT

The figures reveal that the country’s white population is aging rapidly – an average white American is 43.5 years old – as more whites postpone having children.

The new report signals that the change may come faster than previously predicted as it revealed that the white population is now dying faster than it's being replaced in 26 states – up from 17 just two years ago, the New York Times reported.

Source: BBC

Reporter sexually harassed at World Cup

Friday 00:38 GMT

In the UK, the BBC's Vicki Sparks faced similar online abuse when she made history as the first female World Cup commentator on British television on Wednesday - but was widely well-received.

Last year, tennis player Maxime Hamou was banned from the French Open after forcibly kissing a female reporter during a live TV interview. In March, a group of 52 Brazilian reporters launched a campaign showcasing incidents of being kissed and groped by fans and athletes, which they called #DeixaElaTrabalhar - or "Let her work".

Source: The Guradian

Iran's female football supporters make history at World Cup stadium screening

Friday 03:25 GMT

Iran’s female football supporters have made history in Tehran – for the first time in 37 years they were able to attend a sporting event in the Azadi stadium in the city.

The involvement of female football supporters at this World Cup had already caused considerable controversy in Iran before the tournament kicked off. A large billboard in Tehran celebrating the team’s participation with the slogan “Together we are champions; one nation, one heartbeat” was criticised for only featuring men.

Source: DW

Romania police arrest German journalist covering protest in Bucharest

Friday 09:04 GMT

German journalist Paul Arne Wagner never expected to be arrested while covering an anti-corruption protest in Bucharest.

For the past year-and-a-half, German journalist Paul Arne Wagner and his wife Madalina Rosca have covered protests against the Romanian government. More than a week later, Romanian authorities have failed to provide a convincing justification.

Source: CBS News

Are serial killers born or made?

Friday 09:04 GMT

Professor Fallon, by all accounts, has lived a law-abiding life, but had his upbringing been different, he believes he could have followed in the path of his relatives and, as he recounts in his book, he cheats at board games and is not always a nice person.

Another college professor, James Fallon, a neuroscientist, says he was shocked when he examined his own brain scan and realized it contained all the markings of a psychopath.

Source: DW

EU top court: Germany failed to curb nitrate levels in groundwater

Friday 00:38 GMT

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Thursday that the German government had not taken sufficient action to curb high nitrate levels in groundwater in accordance with EU-wide directives.

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. A 2016 German government report found that 28 percent of groundwater measuring stations registered nitrate levels above the EU mandated threshold of 50mg per liter.

Source: The Week

Alexa is going to follow you everywhere

Friday 00:38 GMT

This expansion heralds a deeper shift: The rise of ubiquitous computing, in which computing will leave personal devices and just kind of be everywhere.

The aim of tech giants like Amazon is clear: that computing become so ubiquitous you might never have to get out of bed.

Source: New York Times

Argentina vs. Croatia: World Cup 2018 Live

Friday 09:04 GMT

Three changes for Argentina from their draw against Iceland: Marcos Acuna, Enzo Perez and Gabriel Mercado replace Angel Di Maria, Lucas Biglia and Marcos Rojo.

Maybe he was surprised he was so open behind the Argentina defense — he probably shouldn’t have been, given how the unit has played in this World Cup — but he overran the ball and then rushed his shot. Andrew Das: Rebic really could have driven in the knife just before halftime there.

Source: Common Domain

Women on Track to Gain Record Number of Board Seats

Friday 00:38 GMT

That is the highest percentage in at least a decade, and puts 2018 on track to be a record year for new female board members.

Though women occupy 18% of board seats at the 3,000 biggest companies, 10% of lead independent directors are women and 4% of boards are led by a chairwoman, not a chairman, according to the ISS data. The women who are gaining entry into corporate boardrooms often come with a greater set of skills and qualifications on their resumes than their male counterparts, the ISS analysis found—a reflection, in part, of the specific expertise boards are increasingly looking for in new directors.

Source: Reuters

Companies need older workers: here is why

Friday 00:38 GMT

By 2024, one in four U.S. workers will be 55 or older, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than double the rate in 1994 when 55-plus workers accounted for just 12 percent of the workforce.

Just 35 percent of U.S. companies have analyzed the near-term impact of the departure of older workers and just 17 percent have considered longer-term impactions over the next decade, according to the survey.

Source: BBC

Chinese social media censors John Oliver

Friday 00:38 GMT

The British television host been censored on China's biggest social media site, just days after he criticised Chinese President Xi Jinping on his popular US show Last Week Tonight.

Attempts by the BBC to post a status on Weibo - China's biggest social media platform - with the term "John Oliver" were blocked. In the show's latest episode, Mr Oliver highlights the political, human rights and economic issues China is currently facing, and delivers some striking criticisms of the Chinese government.

Source: Common Domain

Saudi Women Drivers Face One Last Roadblock: Saudi Men

Friday 00:38 GMT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—When this kingdom’s ban on women driving ends Sunday, many Saudi women say they still face a major obstacle to getting behind the wheel: the opposition of conservative men.

Some men have openly vowed to menace women drivers, sparking the Saudi government to issue a new antiharassment law that came into effect earlier this month. Alanoud Hakami, who is 22 and lives in Jeddah, said she has no plans to get a driver’s license out of fear of harassment, which her husband and father have both warned her about.

Source: New York Times

Algeria’s Answer to Cheating on School Exams: Turn Off the Internet

Friday 09:04 GMT

Vexed by cheating on high-school exams, an age-old problem abetted by social networks and smartphones, the Algerian government reached this week for a drastic response: It turned off the internet.

Internet access has been shut down nationwide for at least an hour a day, beginning on Wednesday, at the times when students are taking the annual baccalaureate exams. In addition, “all smart devices that can access the internet” have been removed from the country’s over 2,000 examination centers, Algerian state news media said.

Source: Common Domain

Bob Weinstein Unloads Property in NYC and Connecticut

Friday 09:04 GMT

Hollywood mogul Robert “Bob” Weinstein, brother of disgraced filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, recently sold his Greenwich, Connecticut, mansion for $17 million, three years after listing it, according to PropertyShark records. Mr. Weinstein, 63, the executive producer of classic films such as “Good Will Hunting,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Lord of the Rings,” and “Pulp Fiction,” listed his Greenwich home in 2015 for $19.75 million, but settled for the near 15% price cut.

Source: New York Times

Matt Murphy, Master of Blues Guitar, Is Dead at 88

Tuesday 22:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Mexico Criticizes U.S. Over Policy Removing Immigrant Children From Parents

Wednesday 18:15 GMT
Source: Reuters

In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

Thursday 05:16 GMT
Source: Fox News

4 common mistakes in retirement planning

Friday 06:09 GMT
Source: CBS News

China blocks talk of John Oliver for taunting leader Xi Jinping

Friday 11:51 GMT
Source: CBS News

Johnny Depp: "I was as low as I believe I could have gotten" after money and marital problems

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

This "Hot Dog Water" sells for $37.99 a bottle

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: Washington Post

British royal family will make history this summer with its first-ever same-sex wedding

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: CBS News

Supreme Court decides police generally need a warrant to track cell phones

Today 14:33 GMT
Source: NBC News

#Pride30: Travel executive Rick Meadows is making diversity a 'business imperative'

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: BBC

US court backs states over web sales tax

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Date Lab:?Can a U2 fan fall for a Justin Timberlake buff?

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Lavish Los Angeles Passion Project to Hit Auction Block

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: The Week

Beware fund fees

Today 15:29 GMT

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