Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Manchester, Donald Trump, Uber: Your Tuesday Briefing


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Here’s what you need to know:

• An explosion at a concert in England killed at least 19 people and injured dozens.

The blast reverberated through the Manchester …

My reaction to the Times Square crash: I hoped his name wasn’t Muhammad


When I got a news alert last week saying that a car had crashed into pedestrians in New York’s Times Square, my first thought was: “Please, say the driver’s name isn’t Muhammad.” That’s wrong. My first thought should have been …

Universal Pictures Launches Its Dark Universe With A Frankenstein Franchise To Follow ‘The Mummy’


Following the rise in popularity of superhero comic book adaptations from both Marvel and DC Comics, Universal Pictures has seen an opportunity to get in on the lucrative franchise scheme. For Universal, however, it won’t be heros, but villains upon …

Zayn’s Top New Artist at Billboard Music Awards: The staggering stats behind his win


U.K. singer-songwriter Zayn won Top New Artist at the Billboard Music Awards on May 21. Though up against some tough competition, his moves on the Billboard charts in the past year made him a clear winner.

2016 was Zayn’s breakout …

Old episodes of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ are streaming. This is not a drill.


In a world gone mad, when war is endless and politics are chaos … there’s only one man who can reassure our troubled souls.

Photo via Everett Collection.

Unfortunately, he’s no longer with us (RIP).

Fortunately, we’ve got a lot

Want a climate-friendly diet? Eat more insects and imitation meats.


CC BY 2.0 Stacy Spenseley — A bowl of cubed tempeh

Researchers compare environmental impacts of several meat alternatives.

Animal agriculture is responsible for roughly 12 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. This number varies slightly according to the …

“President Cuck”: Trump supporters are freaking out over the president’s tone change on Islam


"President Cuck": Trump supporters are freaking out over the president’s tone change on Islam

The big news over the weekend was President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, the first stop on his first international trip since taking office, and the …

Six Aldis in a town the size of Watford? Aldi’s boss says UK could get as many as 1,000 more stores


Discount chain Aldi could open as many as eight stores in some UK towns after its boss Matthew Barnes outlined bold new expansion plans.

In an interview with The Grocer magazine, Barnes indicated that Aldi was looking to open more …

Get ready for a new iPad and a mysterious Siri speaker at WWDC


According to reliable analyst KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo and 9to5mac, Apple is about to launch not one but two new hardware devices at its WWDC conference in a few weeks. A new iPad with thinner bezels and a bigger screen is …

Here is what has lead to the new NPA policy RBI will announce in 2 weeks


The Reserve Bank of India may announce within a fortnight the guidelines to operationalise non-performing assets ordinance so as to expedite the recovery of bad loans which amounted to about Rs 9.64 trillion as of 31 December 2016.

Amid high …

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