Culture


Spotify is reportedly rethinking its ‘hateful conduct’ policy Spotify is reportedly rethinking its ‘hateful conduct’ policy
- May 26, 2018

Representatives for the DAMN . rapper called Spotify Chief Executive Officer Daniel Ek and head of artist relations Troy Carter to express their frustration with the new "hate content and hateful conduct" policy , reports Bloomberg . Kelly again, according to the report. "It is virtually impossible to police millions of songs, lyrics, contributors and artists", said Vickie Nauman, a media consultant, told the publication. (more...)
Arrested Development cancels United Kingdom visit after tearful interview Arrested Development cancels United Kingdom visit after tearful interview
- May 26, 2018

In the same interview , Bateman offered his explanation of Tambor's behavior by saying, "in the entertainment industry it is incredibly common to have people who are, in quotes, "difficult"...it's a very amorphous process, this sort of [expletive] that we do, you know, making up fake life". (more...)
Tesla accelerated seconds before Autopilot crash in Utah: cops Tesla accelerated seconds before Autopilot crash in Utah: cops
- May 25, 2018

Two consumer groups have filed a complaint, asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Tesla Motors, specifically over its Autopilot brand name for a feature that aids drivers. District Court in San Jose. "Since rolling out our second generation of Autopilot hardware in October 2016, we have continued to provide software updates that have led to a major improvement in Autopilot functionality". (more...)
Kanye West Paid $85k for Whitney Houston Bathroom Pic Kanye West Paid $85k for Whitney Houston Bathroom Pic
- May 25, 2018

As a mercurial synth riff oscillates and 808s crackle, Yeezy raps about driving while black and wonders if his MAGA hat will "let me slide like a drive-thru?" The picture was taken in 2006 and allegedly shows Houston's bathroom in her Atlanta mansion littered with drugs and paraphernalia. (more...)
'Whistleblower' woman was 'taped to chair and gagged by colleagues' 'Whistleblower' woman was 'taped to chair and gagged by colleagues'
- May 25, 2018

A woman has claimed she was taped to a chair and gagged by two male colleagues and warned to stay quiet after she complained about a "misogynistic culture" within her office. On Thursday during first minister's questions in Scottish parliament, MSP Rhoda Grant brought up the allegations and asked for the removal of a clause that prevents DeeAnn Fitzpatrick from speaking to media. (more...)
Prince Harry's Ex-Girlfriend Cressida Bonas Breaks Silence On Royal Wedding Prince Harry's Ex-Girlfriend Cressida Bonas Breaks Silence On Royal Wedding
- May 25, 2018

Writing in a column for The Spectator , the Tulip Fever star penned: "Friends are starting to get married, which means the dilemma of British wedding attire". Speaking to People magazine, he said: "I asked her that". Plus, Markle is apparently hoping to get some beach time in. "In the end, she went [to the wedding] and promised Harry she wouldn't try and gatecrash the party", they add. (more...)
Andy Rubin puts Essential up for sale - Essential 2 development cancelled Andy Rubin puts Essential up for sale - Essential 2 development cancelled
- May 25, 2018

The Essential Phone was announced on May 30, 2017 and was finally released around late August after a series of delays. "We always have multiple products in development at the same time and we embrace canceling some in favor of the ones we think will be bigger hits". (more...)
US Senate passes new policy against sexual harassment on Capitol US Senate passes new policy against sexual harassment on Capitol
- May 25, 2018

It also outlines guidelines for reporting settlements. AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for Speaker Paul Ryan , said leaders are reviewing the Senate bill "and look forward to getting legislation into law". The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a new policy for handling sexual harassment claims on Capitol by voice vote, making members of Congress personally liable for any related settlements. (more...)
Canada Blocks CCCC's Acquisition of Aecon Over National Security Concerns Canada Blocks CCCC's Acquisition of Aecon Over National Security Concerns
- May 25, 2018

Altacorp Capital, which predicted "a very low probability" of the deal being approved, expects Aecon shares to suffer in the interim after the failed process. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited China in December, but left without a formal commitment to moving free trade talks past the exploratory phase into formal negotiations. (more...)
Kim Kardashian West thanks Kanye for 'inspiring' her on anniversary Kim Kardashian West thanks Kanye for 'inspiring' her on anniversary
- May 25, 2018

Taking to her Instagram on Mother's Day, she captioned the shot: "You don't even understand how many lollipop bribes this pic cost me. but it was so worth. West has been making a lot of headlines lately, from calling slavery a "choice" to changing his tune on President Donald Trump . But Kim has defended her husband , tweeting: 'He's actually out of the sunken place when he's being himself which is very expressive. (more...)
John Mayer Overuses A Green Screen In Hilarious 'New Light' Music Video John Mayer Overuses A Green Screen In Hilarious 'New Light' Music Video
- May 25, 2018

Dressed in baggy striped pajama trousers and a dirty, oversized sweater, Mayer does some cringe-worthy dance moves in front of an array of green-screened backdrops, including the White House, the Eiffel Tower, a ski slope, a random office, a sports auto, Times Square, the Grand Canyon, and even the pyramids. (more...)
Trump made the right call to cancel the North Korea summit Trump made the right call to cancel the North Korea summit
- May 25, 2018

Moreover, shortly after the announcement, Moon's spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said , "We are attempting to make sense of what, precisely, President Trump means". The president has openly entertained the idea that he could have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize had the meeting led to a peace agreement between North Korea, the US and South Korea. (more...)
Ankara slams Greece for granting 2 Turkish officers asylum Ankara slams Greece for granting 2 Turkish officers asylum
- May 25, 2018

Ankara has filed extradition requests for the men but Greek courts have refused to return them, saying they do not believe the men would receive fair trials in Turkey. Once the Council of State ruling is officially registered, the Turkish soldier will be freed, the judicial source said. Turkey has demanded the eight soldiers are handed over, accusing them of involvement in the abortive coup. (more...)
Turkish lira rallies after emergency rate hike Turkish lira rallies after emergency rate hike
- May 24, 2018

Though the the lira recovered slightly during the day its overall value has plummeted more than 20 percent since the turn of the year, while Wednesday's sell off puts the currency on track for its worst monthly performance since the financial crisis of 2008. (more...)
Mass casualties after train PLOUGHS into truck stuck on tracks Mass casualties after train PLOUGHS into truck stuck on tracks
- May 24, 2018

The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. local time after the train hit a cargo truck near Turin, according to several local media outlets. The train driver reportedly died at the scene, while the second victim died of the wounds at a Turin hospital shortly after being airlifted there by helicopter. (more...)
Analysts Weigh In On US-China Trade Developments Analysts Weigh In On US-China Trade Developments
- May 24, 2018

If you think writing a farm bill makes for unusual bedfellows, just look at who's allied against President Donald J. Trump's up-and-down trade talks with China: the deeply conservative Wall Street Journal and the decidedly undecided Financial Times, or FT. (more...)
Arsenal appoint Emery as new manager to succeed Wenger Arsenal appoint Emery as new manager to succeed Wenger
- May 23, 2018

That follows the appointments of Raul Sanllehi as head of football relations and Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment over the past year. "I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game", Emery told Arsenal's website. After Emery's consecutive triumphs with Sevilla, he left for Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain where he was charged with the responsibility to win the Champions League . (more...)
I am Kareena Kapoor Khan and I am proud of it I am Kareena Kapoor Khan and I am proud of it
- May 23, 2018

Veere Di Wedding is a female buddy film about four girls living in an urban setting and their struggles in life. While the parents were initially cool about their little boy getting clicked each time he stepped out, they aren't very happy about with the paparazzi for constantly following Taimur and taking pictures of him going to the school, playing or while stepping out to meet his grandparents. (more...)
JC Penney CEO responsible for marketing cuts leaves for Lowe's JC Penney CEO responsible for marketing cuts leaves for Lowe's
- May 23, 2018

EllisonMarvin Ellison now serves as chairman and CEO of J. C. Penney Company, Inc., and previously served as president and CEO-designee of JCPenney from 2014 to 2015. "We thank Marvin for his leadership and dedication, and wish him much success in his next endeavor". Ellison's final statement during the opening session of last week's earnings call signaled a CEO looking to keep up the fight, not jump ship. (more...)
Trump floats large fine for China's ZTE Trump floats large fine for China's ZTE
- May 23, 2018

Department of Commerce cut it off from American-made components last month. In April the United States prohibited American companies from selling their components to ZTE, one of the largest telecom equipment makers in the world, for seven years. (more...)
AAF: The Benefits of Dodd-Frank Reform AAF: The Benefits of Dodd-Frank Reform
- May 23, 2018

President Trump could sign the bill as early as this week. One would ease disclosure requirements for banks on mortgage loans. House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, have agreed to consider additional banking deregulation proposals later this year. (more...)
Sweden to send 'worst-case scenario' war pamphlet to 4.8M households Sweden to send 'worst-case scenario' war pamphlet to 4.8M households
- May 22, 2018

Since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Sweden has accused Russian Federation of repeatedly violating its airspace. It says that citizens between 16 and 70 have a " duty to contribute to total defense " in the event of a crisis, and may be asked to assist in various ways. (more...)
Could Gary Rowett switch Derby for Stoke? Could Gary Rowett switch Derby for Stoke?
- May 22, 2018

The Potters are now searching for a new manager after the departure of Paul Lambert last week following their relegation from the Premier League . "But having played for Derby and lived in the area, my aim has always been to do it with this club". (more...)
Jailed British-Iranian woman expected to face new charge Jailed British-Iranian woman expected to face new charge
- May 22, 2018

She told the court: 'This year I am turning 40. The sentence was upheld on appeal a year ago and her subsequent request for judicial review denied. She updated him on her case and situation, and requested that he try to visit. "I do think the government here needs to reform, but I have never been involved in any attempts to change the regime". I might only have a slim chance'. (more...)
Samsung Announces New A and J Series Budget Devices in India Samsung Announces New A and J Series Budget Devices in India
- May 22, 2018

The four new smartphones also run on Android Oreo operating system. The Galaxy S Lite comes with a 5.8-inch FHD+ Infinity display . The smartphone has a 16-megapixel rear camera sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, while the front side has a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/1.9 aperture. (more...)

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