Anger over Donald Trump's UK crime tweet

The US President, Donald Trump, has sparked an angry backlash in the UK with a tweet linking a rise in the crime rate to “radical Islamic terror”. He said: “Just out report: ‘United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror.’ Not good, we must keep America safe!” The Labour MP, Yvette Cooper, chair of the Commons Home Affairs Committee, accused Mr Trump of fuelling hate crime with his “ignorant” comments. The Home Office declined to comment. Crime in England and Wales went up by 13% in ...

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New York City is hiring a futurist to forecast innovation

NYC went orange in a bid for Amazon’s next headquarters New York City is getting serious about prepping its five boroughs for a high-tech future. The city announced on Thursday a program called NYCx to help the city better prepare for and shape the future. NYCx will focus on coming innovations such as 5G connectivity, self-driving cars or artificial intelligence, and how they can make the city equitable and sustainable. NYCx will do this through moonshot challenges, which encourage entrepreneurs to tackle the city’s biggest problems. Anyone can apply. In ...

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Even with feel-good win, Raiders have a Marshawn Lynch dilemma

3:37 AM ET ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders have a potentially season-killing locker room dynamic to solve. Especially in the wake of a potentially season-saving 31-30 win against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night to end a four-game losing streak and improve to 3-4 overall. The question? Who, exactly, was Marshawn Lynch running on to the field to protect when a skirmish broke out in the wake of Raiders quarterback Derek Carr getting blasted by Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters in the second quarter? It was a hit that ...

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The Pixel 2 XL’s Screen Isn’t Bad, We’re Just Getting Picky

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Google’s new Pixel phones are finally shipping to consumers, and almost all the reviews agree the phones are fantastic. However, there’s one substantial point of contention: the display. Some say this new OLED panel is fine, and other say it’s terrible. When a phone costs $ 850, you certainly should not tolerate a bad screen, but is that what Google is offering? I’ve been using the new Pixels for a week, and the truth is ...

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Philippines declares war on excessive sitting

Desk-bed for people who can’t let go of their screens Office workers in the Philippines, you may now stand up. In fact, you have to stand up. Regularly. The country’s Department of Labor and Employment has introduced new rules that require companies to give their employees time for “standing and walking” at regular intervals. The policy mandates that office workers be given a five-minute break “from sitting time” every two hours. It also directs firms to provide standing desks and organize fitness activities like calisthenics. Companies in the Philippines must ...

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It was Clayton Kershaw's night, but he was happy to share it

4:14 AM ET CHICAGO — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been so good for so long, it’s easy to forget about how young he still is. It’s also easy to understand why his teammates seemed as happy about the fact that Kershaw was going to the World Series as they were for themselves. It was a day a long time coming in Los Angeles. On Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, behind a sterling outing from Kershaw, and an unbelievable three-homer explosion from Enrique Hernandez, the Dodgers hammered the Chicago ...

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Oxbridge uncovered: More elitist than we thought

The sheer dominance by the top two social classes of Oxford and Cambridge University admissions has been revealed in newly released data. Four-fifths of students accepted at Oxbridge between 2010 and 2015 had parents with top professional and managerial jobs, and the numbers have been edging upwards. The data, obtained by David Lammy MP, also shows a “shocking” regional bias, with more offers made to Home Counties pupils than the whole of northern England. Mr Lammy said he was “appalled to discover” Oxbridge is actually moving backwards in terms of ...

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TV Academy makes moves to possibly oust Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Motion Picture Academy The Television Academy could soon become the latest Hollywood organization to distance itself from Harvey Weinstein, in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault brought against the film and television mogul. The Television Academy’s Board of Governors met Thursday evening and voted to begin so-called “disciplinary proceedings” against Weinstein that could result in his ouster from the organization. “In accordance with the Academy’s established procedures, it was overwhelmingly decided to initiate disciplinary proceedings concerning Academy member Harvey Weinstein; such proceedings ...

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Who should the Dodgers want to face in the World Series?

12:36 AM ET CHICAGO — The Los Angeles Dodgers seem to be on board with our content plan at ESPN, because just as they did during the National League Division Series against Arizona, they made such quick work of the Chicago Cubs that it gives us plenty of time to sit back and ponder which opponent L.A. should want to see in the next round, the World Series. Since home-field advantage in the Fall Classic is now determined by overall record, the Dodgers hold that advantage no matter who they ...

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