Trump predicts data will show U.S. economy in 'terrific' shape 

President Donald Trump predicted data on Friday will show the U.S. economy is in "terrific" shape amid forecasts that growth topped 4 percent in the second quarter, the fastest since 2014.... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:58:22 Categories: Bloomberg

Slimming World is recruiting consultants near you right now! 

Liverpool Echo
Earn up to £400 every week whilst helping people become the best version of themselves!... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:56:48 Categories: Liverpool Echo

Why thousands more police officers will wear body-worn cameras 

Birmingham Mail
The roll out has now started at stations and departments across the force... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:52:41 Categories: Birmingham Mail

Briton killed while base jumping in the Swiss Alps 

Daily Mail
The 38-year-old died on Wednesday afternoon practicing the extreme sport also known as wingsuit flying in the popular basejumping Swiss destination of Lauterbrunnen.... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:50:00 Categories: Daily Mail

'It's wrong': Turnbull's pie eating style divides Internet 

Daily Mail
The Prime Minister used a knife and fork during the Braddon by-election campaign in Tasmania but some voters were unimpressed. One woman suggested he was less of an Australian for it.... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:50:00 Categories: Daily Mail

Parents called cops on their 14yo son 'who stabbed pregnant woman' 

Daily Mail
The 14-year-old boy who allegedly stabbed a 33-year-old pregnant woman during a horrifying home invasion was ''dobbed into police by his parents'.... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:50:00 Categories: Daily Mail

From exploring the cosmos to high stakes thrillers - AR and VR is set to transform the creative industries 

Evening Standard
We're only scratching the surface of the impact immersive technologies like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) can have on the creative industries. The technology innovation centre Digital Catapult and Arts Council England are awarding a £350,000 grant to five different creative projects in the UK this week, which are using these technologies to transform storytelling as part of the CreativeXR programme. CreativeXR was established by the two bodies to enable the development of new skills, tools and business opportunities so people in the creative industries can merge immersive technologies into their work. The programme, which launched last year, saw 250 projects submitted to win one of the grants. Read more New VR headset lets you shop clothes in mixed-reality stores The successful five projects all use immersive technologies merged with storytelling techniques including documentary, poetry and theatre. Each project provides audiences with "unprecedented cultural experiences." "Applicants to CreativeXR presented us with an incredible level of creativity and innovation, narrowing these down to a final five was not easy," said Jeremy Silver, CEO of Digital Catapult. "The value of taking these projects to full production will be both in surfacing new creative approaches and ways of working, but also in stimulating commissioners and giving confidence to investors in this new medium, where the UK has such world leading strengths." The projects demonstrate the different ways technology can be interwoven into creative performances. There's the Fatherland project, an interactive theatre experience using VR to bring the story of a father and son coming to terms with dementia to life. Read more AR software start-up Blue Vision Labs raises $14.5m in Series A There's also Immersive Histories, a VR experience which allows the audience to experience the famous Dambusters mission on board Gary Gibson's Lancaster. One London-based project, named Municipal Dreams by VR CITY, explores the complicated history of the Aylesbury Estate, using stereoscopic 360 video, photogrammetry and 3D modelling. The Pilot Theatre in York has created a two-player interactive thriller, named Traitor, which combines VR and live action. Finally, Belfast-based Boom Clap Play's When Something Happens is an epic journey through the cosmos, written and narrated by poet Boston Williams. Francis Runacres, executive director of enterprise and innovation at Arts Council England, said he was thrilled to see the CreativeXR programme come to fruition. Read more A new VR documentary takes you inside Grenfell before the fire "Each of the five organisations are developing cutting-edge, immersive content, and are illustrating what the UK can contribute to this growing global market. In time, we look forward to audiences enjoying the immersive experiences that they are creating; connecting with art, history and culture in ground-breaking new ways," he said. These immersive technologies are being use in storytelling more and more. Earlier this year, Channel 4 released a VR short documentary named Grenfell: Our Home, exploring the lives of the people who live in Grenfell Tower before the fated fire. Whilst the technology still has some way to go before it becomes more mainstream, it's exciting to see it fuelling creative projects.... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:49:04 Categories: Evening Standard

The crime ruining lives across Australia
People affected by hit-and-run accidents are speaking out as the number of drivers left to die on Australian roads increases.... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:47:00 Categories:

Donald Trump threatens Turkey sanctions over jailed pastor Andrew Brunson 

Evening Standard
US President Donald Trump has threatened to slap "large sanctions" on Turkey unless it frees American evangelical pastor, Andrew Brunson, further escalating tensions between the two NATO allies. Mr Brunson is currently on trial for terrorist charges in Turkey and has been in detention for nearly two years. He has been accused of having ties to banned political groups. A spokesman for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called Washington's threats unacceptable and damaging to the US-Turkey alliance. Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, arrives at his house in Izmir, Turkey (AP) "The United States must reconsider its approach and adopt a constructive position before inflicting further damage to its own interests and its alliance with Turkey," Erdogan's spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, said in a written statement. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the threat of sanctions, Turkish and State Department officials said, without elaborating. The Trump administration escalated the pressure campaign to free Mr Brunson a day after a court ordered that he be moved to house arrest. "The United States will impose large sanctions on Turkey for their long time detainment of Pastor Andrew Brunson, a great Christian, family man and wonderful human being," Trump wrote in a tweet. Vice President Mike Pence advised Turkey to free Andrew Brunson or "face the consequences" (AP) "He is suffering greatly. This innocent man of faith should be released immediately!" Shortly before, Vice President Mike Pence, a devout Christian, made a similar threat directly at Turkey's president. Turkish President TayyipErdogan called Washington's threats unacceptable and damaging to the US-Turkey alliance (AFP/Getty Images) "To President (Tayyip) Erdogan and the Turkish government, I have a message on behalf of the president of the United States of America: release Pastor Andrew Brunson now or be prepared to face the consequences," Mr Pence told a religious freedom conference hosted by the US State Department. Neither Trump nor Mr Pence elaborated on what sanctions they could impose, although sanctions experts speculated that the administration could consider visa restrictions against senior Turkish officials. Mr Brunson, who is from North Carolina and has worked in Turkey for more than 20 years, has been accused of helping the group Ankara who have been accused of being behind a failed military coup in 2016. The pastor, who has denied the charges, faces up to 35 years in jail if found guilty. Erdogan has in the past linked Mr Brunson's fate with that of the US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. Ankara accuses Gulen of masterminding the failed coup, and has long sought his extradition to Turkey. Gulen has denied any role in the coup attempt, in which 250 people were killed. Donald Trump has vowed to free Andrew Brunson (AP) Mr Brunson's detention has deepened a rift between Washington and Ankara, which are also at odds over the Syrian war and Turkey's plan to buy missile defences from Russia. Trump's ambassador for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, said Mr Brunson's detention had been raised with Turkey's leadership for some months, and while his transfer to house arrest was an improvement, "he is not free." The threat of sanctions prompted a downturn in Turkey's financial markets. There was no immediate comment from US lawmakers who have threatened to withhold weapons sales to Turkey as strains have escalated over Mr Brunson's detention. On Wednesday, Mr Brunson was escorted out of prison in the coastal city of Izmir, and left in a convoy of cars. His lawyer said he was ordered to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet. People react as US Pastor Andrew Craig Brunson (unseen) arrives at his house on July 25, 2018 in Izmir (AFP/Getty Images) US and Turkish officials had been working on a deal that would lead to Mr Brunson's release, and Washington had expected him to be freed at his trial last week, a source in the United States familiar with developments told Reuters on Wednesday. US officials had been under the impression that the deal was in place, the source said, adding that when Mr Brunson was not released, Mr Pence spoke with Trump and the two agreed harsh new policy measures were needed to force the issue. Addressing Mr Brunson's daughter in the audience, Mr Pence said: "I promise you, as I told your father yesterday, President Trump and I will continue to fight to secure your father's full release until he is restored to his family and returns to the United States of America."... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:45:55 Categories: Evening Standard

BP ploughs billions into shale gas 

Press Association
The deal is expected to be completed by the end of October this year.... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:45:01 Categories: Press Association

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas engaged 

9The FIX
<p>Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are reportedly engaged.</p>... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:45:00 Categories: 9The FIX

Liverpool John Lennon Airport announce three new routes 

Liverpool Echo
New European destinations from Liverpool airport... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:40:09 Categories: Liverpool Echo

Stocks set for an upbeat open, ahead of bumper earnings, GDP data 

U.S. stock index futures ticked higher ahead of Friday's open, as investors geared up for fresh gross domestic product (GDP) figures.... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:40:00 Categories: CNBC

Trans woman 'bullied at work' sues former bosses for unfair dismissal 

Evening Standard
A trans woman claims she was subjected to three years of bullying and intimidation because of her gender in a "gig economy" lawsuit against her former courier firm bosses. Hayley Stanley, of Bermondsey, alleges that she was regularly victimised while working as a driver for Gnewt Cargo, and managers either ignored her complaints or joined in the abuse. Taking the firm to an employment tribunal, Ms Stanley says she endured jibes of "geezer mate" and "bloke", her bicycle was vandalised, and her work area was regularly used as a dumping ground or makeshift tea-break area. Ms Stanley, 57, swapped her original names after transitioning several years ago. She started working for Gnewt, which is based in Bow, in May 2014, delivering parcels for Hermes. She was dismissed in January after a set of loading bay doors were damaged. She argues it was an accident; Gnewt's parent company Menzies Distribution says the damage was deliberate. Ms Stanley is suing Gnewt and Menzies for discrimination and unfair dismissal, claiming that unlike some co-workers she was denied the chance to become a permanent member of staff. "In my opinion, companies in the 'gig economy' do whatever they want, while people like me get no protections," she said. "We can be dismissed at any time without being given a reason and the companies simply ignore our complaints." Dr Jason Moyer-Lee, general secretary of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain, which backs Ms Stanley, claimed it was a case of "transphobic bullying and harassment", and an example of how workers' rights can be trampled on when they are classed as independent contractors. In her claim, Ms Stanley said she complained about gender abuse, but one of her bosses "appeared to find the matter humorous" and "sported a large grin" as she told him of the incident. She alleged her bike tyres were deliberately punctured, and one time the wheel nuts were loosened, causing her to crash. Ms Stanley also claimed she would regularly have to start her shift by clearing boxes and pallets that had been dumped in her work area. She added: "Sometimes the matter even bordered on farcical, with the managers installing a portable tea room for staff." A spokesperson for Gnewt Cargo said Ms Stanley "previously worked with Gnewt Cargo as a self-employed contractor. We ended that relationship in January of this year after an incident, captured on CCTV, in which the main roller shutter door of our premises was damaged by ramming with a loaded pallet truck . As a result, the company incurred a large repair bill and was obliged to employ additional security for a number of days while the shutter could not be lowered."... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:39:30 Categories: Evening Standard

Does Federer's Grand Slam chances depend on Djokovic? 

International Business Times
Novak Djokovic got back to winning ways at Wimbledon as he won his 13th Grand Slam title.... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:38:30 Categories: International Business Times

Samsung Galaxy F (NOT Galaxy X) Will Be 1st Folding Phone 

Know Your Mobile
<p>The Samsung Galaxy X was all set to be Samsung's (and the market's) first ever foldable smartphone.</p>... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:30:00 Categories: Know Your Mobile

Blood moon: What are the myths behind it? 

The Telegraph
<p>Stargazers are in for a celestial treat with the occurrence of not one, but two astrological activities this week.</p>... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:30:00 Categories: The Telegraph

Baby saved from Laos disaster by Thai rescue volunteers 

The rescue of a baby boy, terrified and hungry after days without food, has been captured in a viral video showing the infant survivor of a dam collapse in southern Laos being carefully carried through swirling flood waters and waist-high mud.... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:30:00 Categories: AFP

Delay in David Dungay inquest 'devastating' 

Sydney Morning Herald
The 26-year-old died in the hospital at Long Bay jail in December 2015 after he was forcibly restrained because he refused to stop eating biscuits.... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:30:00 Categories: Sydney Morning Herald

Zoo tries to pass off painted donkey as zebra 

FOX News
Zebra or donkey? The answer isn't so black and white.... read more
27. heinäkuuta 2018 15:30:00 Categories: FOX News
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