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Source: The Guradian

Female journalists quit in protest at Vatican 'climate of distrust'

Today 19:06 GMT

The founder and all-female editorial board of the Vatican’s women’s magazine have quit after what they say was a Vatican campaign to discredit them and put them “under the direct control of men” that only increased after they denounced the sexual abuse of nuns by clergy.

In December he fired L’Osservatore’s editor, Giovanni Maria Vian, who had been a strong backer of Women Church World”, and appointed Monda, a writer and professor of religion as the new editor.

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Source: Common Domain

Life lessons from someone who survives on $3 a day

Today 19:06 GMT

I’ll break that “loud silence,” by telling you what it’s like trying to survive on $3 a day and food stamps and the seven life lessons I’ve learned living in poverty.

These are the seven lessons I’ve learned and how I’ve changed my life based on them:. 1. Strive for quality friendships. Financial distress, and the way that society views the economically disadvantaged can take a brutal psychological toll, damaging your concept of self-worth and value.

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Source: BBC

Jet Airways founder steps down amid crisis

Today 08:05 GMT

There were news reports that the Indian government had urged state-run banks to save the carrier as it wanted to avoid job losses ahead of a general election.

It even ended a potential deal with Etihad Airways, which owns a 24% stake in Jet, and agreed to invest more and take control of the airline, our correspondent adds. It happened again when India's largest conglomerate the Tata group showed interest in buying the airline, but stepped back when Mr Goyal refused to resign from the board.

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Source: Global News

Keanu Reeves entertains stranded passengers after emergency landing

Today 16:21 GMT

Actor Keanu Reeves made a flight’s emergency landing a little more joyful than the usual frustration of having to change travel plans.

‘John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum’ trailer: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry team up. The 54-year-old actor was stranded with the other passengers at the airport in Bakersfield and they all took a van together. A fan took a video of Reeves advising the stranded passengers to take the minibus with him and “hit the road” instead of waiting for their luggage.

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Source: Common Domain

Two-income couples are surprisingly unprepared for retirement — here’s why

Today 19:06 GMT

We generally attribute their status to the fact that one-earner couples receive a Social Security spouse’s benefit equal to 50% of the breadwinner’s while most two-earner couples do not.

The end result is that individuals in the sample are in one of three groups: 1) single-earner couples; 2) dual-earner couples where both members are saving; or 3) dual-earner couples with just one saver. If the worker’s spouse has access to a defined-benefit plan, she is assumed to be saving for retirement automatically.

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Source: BBC

Loss of British bees threatens food security

Today 19:06 GMT

"Solitary bees, rare bees and bees and hoverflies that live in the uplands are in particular trouble and need urgent help," he said.

The study found "winners" and "losers" among hundreds of wild bees and hoverflies, which pollinate food crops and other plants. Common species are winning out at the expense of rarer ones, with an overall picture of biodiversity being lost.

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Source: Fox News

Emily Ratajkowski responds to reports she and husband Sebastian Bear-McClard are nightmare neighbors

Today 02:24 GMT

Emily Ratajkowski appears to have broken her silence about recent reports that she and her new husband have been exploiting a legal loophole to live rent-free in New York City.

EMILY RATAJKOWSKI DEFENDS STEAMY BIKINI PICTURE AFTER 'CRAZY' BODY-SHAMERS THROW SHADE. Per the Post, Ghosh also filed papers in Manhattan Supreme Court in which he alleged that Bear-McClard and Ratajkowski have been obnoxious neighbors.

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Source: Fox News

All-female board of Vatican women's magazine quits, citing sexism

Today 16:20 GMT

A history professor who, as founder of the Vatican women’s magazine, was among the most high-profile females at the Holy See, has quit because of what she described as sexist working conditions.

Scaraffia launched the monthly insert in 2012 and oversaw its growth into a stand-alone Vatican magazine as a voice for women, by women and about issues of interest to the entire Catholic Church. "Women Church World" had enjoyed editorial independence from L'Osservatore, even while being published under its auspices.

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Source: Common Domain

The Morning Download: How Digital Retrofits Can Raise Safety Concerns

Monday 20:55 GMT

(WSJ). Follow the WSJ CIO Journal Team on Twitter: @steve_rosenbush, @scastellWSJ, @angusloten, @knash99, @tomloftus.

As investigators look into software issues that may have contributed to two deadly crashes involving Boeing Co. 737 MAX aircraft, the WSJ talks with tech experts who explore the challenges that arise when physical objects are retrofitted with digital controls. They call it cyber-physical security, something we may hear about more as the Internet of Things becomes more pervasive.

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Source: Common Domain

Apple’s new services could either be Netflix ‘poison’ or barely meaningful

Today 16:21 GMT

Opinion: Apple leaves a lot of questions about its subscription services unanswered. Bernstein’s Toni Sacconaghi was “encouraged” by Apple’s latest announcements of a new credit card and streaming services geared around news, videos, and gaming, which showed him that the company has become more aware of how much of an asset its installed base could be.

“While revenues could be sizable over time for Apple from its new services offerings, they *need* to be to have any noticeable impact, given Apple’s huge revenue base ($250 billion), and its increasingly large services revenue business ($46 billion),” he wrote in a research note. “For instance, if yesterday’s offerings hypothetically grew to generate $15 billion in annual revenues over the next five years, they would add only about 1% per year to Apple’s overall growth rate.”

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Source: DW

Unconscious bias in NASA's spacewalk wardrobe fail?

Today 16:21 GMT

A much hyped "all-female" spacewalk by two American astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain has been cancelled because they don't have the right-sized suits.

When NASA spokesperson Brandi Dean told reporters that they didn't have the right equipment for the planned all-female spacewalk, it was serious. Basically, a spacesuit is armor — there's no fiddling around with duct tape to seal off any gaps.

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Source: Fox News

Anna Faris says ex Chris Pratt gave her a 'heads up' he was proposing to Katherine Schwarzenegger

Monday 23:40 GMT

Anna Faris knew about ex-husband Chris Pratt's engagement to Katherine Schwarzenegger before he even popped the question.

Here we go!". ANNA FARIS GETS CANDID ABOUT CO-PARENTING WITH EX CHRIS PRATT, HER SEX LIFE SINCE THE SPLIT . At the time, Faris also expressed how thrilled she was for the couple, commenting on the actor's engagement announcement: "I'm so happy for you both! Congratulations!". Pratt was first linked with Schwarzenegger, the daughter of actor Arnold and Maria Shriver, back in June 2018.

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Source: Fox News

Julia Roberts hung out with real prostitutes to prepare for 'Pretty Woman' role

Today 13:35 GMT

Julia Roberts prepared to play a prostitute in “Pretty Woman” by hanging out with hookers on Hollywood Boulevard, according to Barbara Marshall, widow of the movie’s director, Garry Marshall.

Barbara, married to Garry for more than 50 years, said she also contributed plotlines to “Laverne & Shirley” and “Happy Days.”. “I will always be honored that he was able to steal stories from my life and turn them into charming moments on film,” she said.

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Source: Fox News

McDonald's buys AI startup to customize its drive-through windows

Today 16:20 GMT

In a press release, McDonald’s said it will use Dynamic Yield’s technology to customize its drive-through windows by changing in real-time based on the time of day, weather, trending menu items and current restaurant traffic.

The burger giant said it purchased Israeli AI-powered startup Dynamic Yield Ltd., a leader in personalization and decision logic technology, in a bid to boost sales. The deal reportedly cost the fast food giant more than $300 million, people familiar with the matter told FOX Business.

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Source: Fox News

Pontius Pilate mentioned among 100 ancient Egyptian inscriptions at amethyst mining site

Today 16:21 GMT

Archaeologists have uncovered more than 100 ancient inscriptions carved into rock at Wadi el-Hudi, where the ancient Egyptians mined amethyst.

Amethyst became widely popular in Egypt during the Middle Kingdom, a time when the pharaohs of Egypt learned that Wadi el-Hudi is a good source for the material. "Once the [pharaohs] found it, they kind of went bonkers to go get it," Kate Liszka, the director of the Wadi el-Hudi expedition, told Live Science.


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