ArchiveAugust 2017

From the Editor: Counter Culture


History is at odds with our desire for simple certainties Can its cultivation of complexity create a better future It is regrettable that many of the things that have given me greatest pleasure in life – test match cricket, classical music, Italy – appear to be in long-term decline You can add the pursuit of serious history to this rarefied roster The pursuit of serious history is especially...

Cubic Telecom gets $46.5M to connect cars and other devices globally


As automakers ramp up their connected car initiatives, a company that has built a solution to link vehicles up to mobile networks globally has raised a significant round of funding from a group of investors that includes Audi and Qualcomm Cubic Telecom , a startup out of Dublin, Ireland, that has built a virtual networking solution that lets cars (and other devices) automatically connect to...

Cyclist who knocked down a mother had a ghoulish tattoo


Typically skull tattoos represent death and mortality while tears are used by some criminals to show they have killed someone - or it can symbolise being in mourning The husband of a mother-of-two who died after being hit by a thrill-seeking cyclist on an illegal bike with no front brakes described telling their children she would not survive Mrs Briggs, a 44-year-old HR consultant, suffered...

Judge allows money laundering charges against Backpage execs


10, 2017, file photo from left, Backpagecom CEO Carl Ferrer, former owner James Larkin, COO Andrew Padilla, and former owner Michael Lacey, are sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, prior to testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing into Backpagecom's alleged facilitation of online sex trafficking 23, but dismissed other charges months after...

Oscar De La Hoya: Conor Won't Land a Single Punch!


8/24/2017 12:45 AM PDT Oscar has been a loud opponent of the fight from the start -- saying boxing fans should focus on world-class matchups like Canelo vs GGG and Miguel Cotto vs Yoshihiro Kamegai But get this, despite his war of words with Dana White -- ya know, when Dana cussed him out -- Oscar says the two have buried the hatchet "That's my man There's no tension whatsoever" Check out the...

Russia sends nuclear-capable bombers on mission near South Korea, Japan


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown over the Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea, prompting Japan and South Korea to scramble jets to escort them, Russia said on Thursday Russia's Defence Ministry said in a statement the Tupolev-95MS bombers, code named "Bears" by NATO, flew over neutral waters and were accompanied by Russian...

Portsmouth hospital 'fed patients pills in ice cream'


Image copyrightGoogleImage caption The hospital's medical care has been rated "inadequate" Hospital staff fed pills to patients by hiding them in their meals and in ice cream, the health watchdog has said Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth has been given a formal warning notice by the Care Quality Commission for "very poor care" to vulnerable patients During the visit, inspectors also had to...

Studiocanal Poaches Thierry Lacaze From Wild Bunch to Head Distribution in France (EXCLUSIVE)


Studiocanal , the Vivendi-owned pan-European film and TV group, has appointed Thierry Lacaze to the position of head of theatrical, video and VOD distribution in France Lacaze is currently working at Wild Bunch , where he has been in charge of distribution since 2013 The well-seasoned executive previously worked at Pathe Distribution as head of marketing Lacaze will report to Géraldine Gendre...

Studies reveal worrisome trend for health of wild dolphins


The research, published as two companion review papers July 24 in the scientific journal Diseases in Aquatic Organisms (here and here), compiles findings from Georgia Aquarium, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution at Florida Atlantic University and a number of contributing partners as part of the Health and Environmental Risk Assessment Project (HERA) from 2003-2015 Each year, researchers...

Samsung confirms its Bixby-powered smart speaker is on the way


Following the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 yesterday, the company’s mobile chief, DJ Koh, confirmed that a Bixby-powered smart speaker will be launched soon Koh told CNBC , “Maybe soon we will announce it I am already working on it As I mentioned I wanted to provide a fruitful user experience at home with Samsung devices, and I want to be moving quite heavily on it” It’ll be interesting to...

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