Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen pledges $30 million to house Seattle’s homeless

April 28, 2017

… The exact location has not yet been determined. “Paul Allen understands the homelessness crisis requires everyone in our community, particularly our business leaders, to help.” According to government data, 1,694 families are currently waiting for housing in King County, which incorporates Seattle and surrounding areas. Nearly 3,500 students enrolled in Seattle public schools experienced homelessness at some point during last year’s school year. In 2015, Seattle declared a …

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Is Bangkok really banning street food?

April 21, 2017

(CNN)When news broke this week that Bangkok was reportedly planning to clear the streets of its beloved street food vendors, outrage broke out among fans of the city’s famously cheap eats as the story racked up global headlines. Cue the backtracking. Government officials now say that while some areas will be cleared of street vendors in the name of public safety, they’ll impose stricter rules on cleanliness and hygiene in other popular street food areas like Khao San Road and …

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‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 20, 2017

… female founders, who inherently understand the end user what she needs, what she wants, what will delight her. At BBG Ventures you believe the greatest untapped opportunity for venture capital lies in backing women. Why women? A few reasons: first, women are the dominant consumers and not just in the obvious areas like apparel and food, but insurance, computers, cars, home purchases, medical care. Were also the power users of most new consumer tech platforms and services. So it makes good sense …

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Hove’s BN3 postcode the most sought-after for ‘young urbanites’ – BBC News

April 18, 2017

Living in one of the 20 listed hotspots puts a 71,158 premium on the price of a home on average, according to Lloyds. Its research found the average price of a home in those areas was 735,874 – 13% higher than the typical price in surrounding areas. However, in Hove buyers typically pay about 31,000 less than in surrounding areas, Lloyds said. Million-pound homes Of the top 20 areas with the highest concentrations of house sales to young professionals, 16 are in London, it found. …

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Watch out kids, your parents totally understand emoji (except maybe that eggplant one)

April 16, 2017

… emoji represented a high-five.” It’s totally legit to see and think either “hands praying” or “high five” (Emojipedia says this one is technically called “folded hands” and can be interpreted as either), and those surveyed were clearly in the know. The areas where misunderstanding did occur were for the most part reasonable. The classic poop emoji? Seventy-six percent nailed it, but 18 percent looked at that swirly and thought ice cream. The peach …

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Ban on council park fun run fees proposed in England – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… the starting line of park runs across the country. “These sporting events offer a fantastic opportunity to bring people together and improve their fitness too. These new rules will make sure this continues and prevent any council from charging for the everyday use of public parks”. Tom Williams, chief operating officer for Parkrun UK told the Times: “We are really pleased to see the government’s passion for protecting public areas of open space… “It is …

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‘Homeland’ pays off headline-fueled season with taut finale

April 10, 2017

(CNN)The following contains spoilers about “Homeland’s” sixth-season finale. More than most shows in the genre, “Homeland” operates in gray areas, avoiding facile solutions or easy answers. Where most dramas preoccupied with terrorism gravitate toward the good and bad, this one often deals in murky choices between the lesser of two evils. That was abundantly true of the season finale, which saw the end of what amounted to a coup attempt against the president-elect …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… window. And instead of just leaving it there, people are coming here and it’s so much turned into a makeshift shrine. You can see messages there. People have penned the message “RIP”, but most noticeably and repeatedly the word “tillsammans” which means together. All the flowers have been taken from areas like this and place on some steps around the corner for a vigil that was a national moment for the country to come together. There’s been a huge outpouring …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… robirds are basically robotic birds of prey. They look like and fly like real falcons and we use them to chase away other birds from areas like airports. Birds and aircrafts go badly together. Birds can cause problems in many areas, like the agriculture industry, the oil and gas industry. They’re basically a drone, but not your everyday drone. The robirds mimic the flight envelop of a natural bird. We had to create a flight (ph) computer that was capable of thinking like a bird. The …

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