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Source: Washington Post

The White House is wooing tech workers to do tours of duty in government

Today 09:56 GMT

Google, Microsoft and IBM on Monday and urge them to make it easier for their workers to leave behind their big paychecks and snazzy office perks and do brief tours of duty in government.

“It isn’t the norm yet that you have deep technical expertise spread across all the agencies,” said Dean Garfield, president of the Information Technology Industry Council.

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Source: The Guradian

'Disneyland for adults': John Portman's dizzying interior legacy

Today 09:01 GMT

This cinematic Atlanta was shaped by one man in particular, the architect-developer John Portman, who until he died last year spent almost all his 93 years in the city.

Share your experiences of the city in the comments below, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #GuardianATL, or via email to cities@theguardian.com

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Source: BBC

The man who ordered a massacre

Today 06:07 GMT

They were angry about the fact that most of the population could not vote, that corruption was rife, and that urban areas were grossly underrepresented in Parliament.

"I think they were doing no more than making clear to those who would listen - the writing was on the wall, workers were bound to have some rights. "I feel extremely sorry for the men, women and children who were cut down at Peterloo.

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Source: The Guradian

A mountain for Merseyside: why have Las Vegas boulders landed in Liverpool?

Monday 18:10 GMT

This week, Merseyside will get its own Day-Glo cairn when Rondinone unveils his Liverpool Mountain, at the Mermaid Courtyard by Albert Dock as part of the city’s biennial.

We look out at the sweetly tinkling bells and the dangling messages of hope written by children, blowing gently in the Maltese breeze.

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Source: CTV

Canada Post union workers to begin rotating nationwide strikes

Today 04:15 GMT

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has announced that rotating strikes are beginning Monday in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor, Ont. and Halifax.

Canada Post spokesperson Jon Hamilton said they’ve tabled a “full offer” which includes “wage increases, improvement to benefits, job security while asking for employees to accept no concessions or rollbacks in return.” But Megan Whitfield, president of CUPW’s Toronto chapter, called the Crown corporation’s last offer “garbage.”

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Source: BBC

The elite ‘super tutors’ on six-figure salaries

Today 01:31 GMT

Rather than focusing on salaries or ‘super tutors’ (a term he thinks plays on parents’ fears), Caller says what matters is the outcome for the student.

He works evenings and at weekends, and has been flagged as one of a small but growing group of ‘super tutors’ in the city-state. Fok, 35, holds group classes for students preparing for A-Level economics, for entry into local and overseas universities.

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Source: CBS News

At least 18 killed in Taiwan train derailment

Today 00:36 GMT

One of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said.

The train that derailed had its most recent inspection and major maintenance work in 2017, Taiwan Railways Administration Director Lu Chie-shen said at a televised news conference. The Puyuma trains travel up to 150 kilometers, or 93 miles, per hour, faster than any other in Taiwan except for the high-speed rail.

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Source: CBS News

Why has the New York City subway gone off the rails?

Monday 23:40 GMT

When it first opened more than a century ago, the New York City subway was considered a feat of American engineering, now it's another example of the country's ailing infrastructure.

There's more than 600 miles of track, uptown, downtown, out to the boroughs, like the city itself, the subway never sleeps. Catch one in the right light and it can look like a model train running through a toy cityscape.

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Source: Fox News

Parenting is hard work, but don't get discouraged -- remember this

Sunday 05:09 GMT

So, why would anyone take parenting advice from me? I’ve spent the last 11 years leading one of the world’s largest young adult ministries, and it has given me a unique view into the results of other parents’ parenting.

I have interacted with tens of thousands of twentysomethings who are fresh out of the nest, and I’ve seen the impact various parenting styles make on young adults. I’ve closely observed some extraordinary kids and sibling groups and have had the privilege of learning from their parents’ examples.

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Source: The Guradian

How do we stop cutting-edge technology falling into the wrong hands?

Sunday 05:09 GMT

There are ways to rationalise all this: you can’t stop the march of progress; better that we have the technology than the other side; supporting the military is a generally a good thing to do.

We’re living in an age where new technology offers gigantic upsides – artificial intelligence has the potential to diagnose cancer, catch serial killers and reduce prison populations. But in an age where technology is advancing so rapidly, where algorithms designed for one purpose can be quickly picked up and used for another – the issue of where responsibility lies has been brought sharply into focus.

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Source: Washington Post

Hurricane Michael left many in Panama City without power, water or Internet, putting many into survival mode

Monday 21:51 GMT

Life in Panama City is still completely disrupted, with many lacking power, running water, reliable cell service and access to the Internet.

Business used to be good at Peggy Sue Singleton’s tiny, white cinder-block barber shop, where she and a co-worker snipped and buzzed more than 200 heads of hair each week in this seaside city adjacent to a military base. The cinder blocks now are strewn across the parking lot as if bludgeoned by a wrecking ball, her parlor a haphazard heap of construction innards: splintered wood, smashed windows, wire.

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Source: The Guradian

Frances Arnold: ‘To expect a Nobel prize is rather silly’

Monday 04:14 GMT

This month, Frances Arnold, professor of chemical engineering at Caltech in California, was awarded the 2018 Nobel prize in chemistry, shared with two others.

Some people find it remarkable that there are two female winners this year of Nobel prizes because it is usually all men (Donna Strickland became the third woman ever to win a Nobel prize in physics). Are you supportive of the Nobel committees having written to nominators for 2019 to ask them to be more inclusive to make sure they don’t leave women or ethnic minorities out?

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Source: Global News

Congo rebels kill 15, abduct a dozen children in attack at centre of Ebola outbreak

Monday 11:45 GMT

Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo’s military said Sunday, as the violence threatened to again force the suspension of crucial virus containment efforts.

The latest attack comes after two medical agents with the Congolese army were shot dead — the first time health workers have been killed by rebels in this Ebola outbreak.

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Source: The Guradian

Ardern's first year: New Zealand grapples with hangover from Jacindamania

Monday 10:51 GMT

Said Winston Peters, the kingmaker politician who lent his support a year ago to Labour’s rising star, Jacinda Ardern, after a decade of conservative National party government.

Asked to sum up the new government in one word Faulkner doesn’t skip a beat while her daughter squeals for attention in the background.

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Source: Washington Post

For a respite from their high-speed work, this couple dressed their home in black and white

Sunday 19:04 GMT

“Some couples separate work and home, but for us it’s about integrating them and blending them and making sure our house is at least visually separate from work,” Pum says.

“I deal with color all day long; our work is so colorful that at home I want a clean palette,” says Pum, 43, a native of Thailand. (A recent short film produced for CityCenterDC featured Washington Ballet dancers dressed in dizzying neon suits and dresses.)


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