This is what protest sounds like

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Black Lives Matter activist Zellie Imani remembers the moment civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown’s 2014 death. Crowds had gathered to protest the fatal shooting of unarmed, 18-year-old Brown by a white police officer, and Imani remembers Jackson joining the demonstrators as they marched toward a church. But Jackson, it seems, had missed a crucial memo. “I think he tried to have us sing ‘We Shall …


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

April 20, 2017

… power user of new tech platforms and services. Women should spark everyones interest! Where did the inspiration for BBG Ventures begin? It goes back to my time at Gilt. I joined the company in 2008, the year after the iPhone launched. We didnt realize it at the time, but that was a transformational moment for entrepreneurs because it put a computer in everyones pocket. NYC was starting to emerge as a tech center, and the city attracted a different kind of female founder women who were …


Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …


Fox News set bomb footage to a Toby Keith song

April 15, 2017

Peace sign.Image: ALBIN LOHR-JONES/POOL/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Freedom is the ability to watch footage of a massive explosion synced to country music while you sit on a couch with your hands folded neatly in front of a few cameras, talking about your love of said freedom as you look forward to a weekend in which your sky will not be pierced by a plane or drone that may at any moment eviscerate you and everything you’ve ever known. America is back, baby. SEE ALSO: Even this Fox News anchor …


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 …


Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… behind,” said Spieth, who squandered a five-shot lead on the 10th tee while bidding for back-to-back wire-to-wire titles last year. “In order to win this golf tournament you have to play to win.” ‘Round of my life’ Barring one bad swing on the 16th — perhaps his Jordan Spieth moment — the 40-year-old Hoffman showed he has the mettle to contend, and has the experience of playing in the penultimate group in 2015 before finishing ninth. Moore, 34, is …


The full specs for Microsoft’s Xbox Scorpio look like a big improvement

April 7, 2017

… others. Scorpio is also expected to improve the Xbox GameDVR experience, adding the ability to capture 4K at 60 FPS. The screen capture feature should get a boost as well thanks to something called “retroactive screen capture.” It eliminates the need to press the screenshot button at exactly the right moment by grabbing a group of screens from which you can then pick the best. While 4K video capture is definitely a Scorpio-only feature, one wonders if retroactive screen capture will …


How to photograph Hanoi like the city’s Instagram stars

April 6, 2017

… energy never ceases to inspire her. “With photography you will see the small details,” she says. “I live more in the moment with photography. You see more, talk to more with people. It changes you day by day.” But her real passion lies in documenting the everyday struggles facing Vietnamese people. In 2012, she won a World Press Photo award for an image depicting an LGBT couple in bed. The photo was part of Elan’s “The Pink Choice” documentary …


Big brands are latching onto viral sensation April the giraffe

April 1, 2017

… its own film crew coming in and will no doubt break the internet when the end of the longest pregnancy is caught on camera. Postpartum potential Once the calf is born, a new batch of business opportunities come into play. Already media networks are vying to be the official group to release the calf’s name, Donnelly said. A name contest will be held and “one lucky network” will be the official sponsor of the moment it’s announced. Already the zoo is receiving hundreds of …


Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

April 1, 2017

… surviving children, has not caught the public imagination in the same way as the glamorously brilliant Mackintosh and his waxed moustache. Image caption The Caledonia Road Church in the Gorbals marks the moment when Thomson became ‘Greek’ Image caption St Vincent Street Church in Glasgow is the only one of Thomson’s grand kirks to survive intact Image caption St Vincent Street Church was built in 1859 Image caption The church takes references from the …


Heres how two local Welsh lads made brewing history

March 31, 2017

… in February 2012 FUBAR and Urban IPA went on to become award-winning beers, and are still two of the companys most prized brews. Just a year after the companys official launch the team went global in 2013, exporting beers to Denmark and Australia. While things took off overseas though, the boys made sure they stayed grounded and remembered their roots. “There’s some great beer coming out of Britain at the moment and it’s awesome being a part of it” Bradley told Mashable, …


This girl did unspeakable damage to her hair

March 30, 2017

… out. We can all relate in some way because using a range of tongs, tools and potions to achieve the styles of the moment has always been a basic activity. This video shows the different side of hair styling though, as while its great fun to shake up your look regularly, its causing untold damage to your hair. None of us want to be restricted by the way we can style our hair because of damage weve all heard that prevention is cheaper than the cure, and haircare is no different. Good thing is, …


Social media has turned me into a sexual oversharer

March 25, 2017

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable I’m a millennial and I can’t stop oversharing about my sex life. And, while I hate to point the finger, I blame social media. I first realised I was a sexual oversharer during a pretty uncomfortable moment with a new housemate someone I barely knew, but was trying to get to know. As I sipped my first coffee of the day, I leant across and told my new housemate something Id told other friends just days previous. I described, in graphic detail, a …


Tokyo: Insider Travel Guide

March 23, 2017

(CNN)Tokyo is a city that can roar one moment and whisper at the next, a place where almost anything seems possible. After all, 13 million people share this 2,188-square-kilometer piece of the planet, which is home to some of the world’s top restaurants, stores and cafs. It’s also a one-stop center for the best of Japan — culture, quality products and impeccable service. …


Kim Kardashian thought she would be raped, killed during Paris robbery

March 20, 2017

(CNN)Kim Kardashian discussed the Paris robbery she experienced last October for the first time during Sunday night’s episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Kardashian, who was robbed at gunpoint on October 3, recounted the moment she was held at gunpoint by masked men posing as police officers, to her sisters during the episode. Kardashian said she thought she was going to be raped and killed. …


Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… he didn’t want to get into “my mandate is bigger than your mandate”, and he’s probably right – there’s enough ammunition for each side that this is not the field where the battle will be decided. Sufficient support? Image caption What will it take to send Scotland back to the ballots? So how will all this be resolved? At the moment, it seems like the two sides are locked in a bit of an impasse. Could the SNP plough ahead and hold an …