The humble billboard is having a moment

They were talking about how tweets (in particular one of David Cameron’s) can get lost amid the noise of the internet. They wondered: “Can we make sure it wasn’t forgotten about?” Four months on, the group has hired more than 240 billboards across the UK, having raised over £340,000. The posters feature old tweets or quotes from politicians who have been involved in the Brexit process. Image copyright Led By Donkeys Image caption A banner in Dover shows a quote during a 2011 debate on the UK’s relationship with the EU There’s another point, he added – not everyone who is politically engaged is on social media. “Taking [the words] off the digital, makes them more tangible. That move from …

I Wont Be Buying Groceries For A Full Year. Heres How Im Surviving.

As I’ve done all this I’ve become increasingly fascinated by our food system, from the fact that we can get out-of-season strawberries or watermelons any time we desire them by just going to a store to the crazy amount of food we waste (much of it perfectly edible) and the plastic packaging all this stuff comes wrapped in. First and foremost, I needed somewhere to live that had outdoor space in my new home city of Orlando, Florida. This was quickly resolved when I went to an herbal conference and met Lisa, a 62-year-old Orlando resident who had a lawn that she worried was going to waste. Rob Greenfield A typical harvest. Growing and foraging all your own food when …

Petitions and jokes will not halt this march into Brexit calamity | John Harris

Our response to the crisis has been too English. By the time the irony turns to anger, it will be too late, says Guardian columnist John Harris It could conceivably have happened on any day over the past couple of years, but my own peak of anger about Brexit and its absurdities arrived last Wednesday. Jacob Rees-Mogg was in the Commons chamber, making quips about the fact that another Conservative MP had been to Winchester rather than Eton (My honourable friend makes a open-topped vintage sports car. Meanwhile, there were reports of Theresa Mays address to Conservative MPs being made all the more dramatic by the sound of her voice cracking: something conspicuously absent when she has talked about everything …

Juncker rejects May appeal for further Brexit delay

European commission president insists 12 April ultimate deadline for MPs to pass withdrawal deal Theresa Mays appeal for a short Brexit extension has been rejected by Jean-Claude Juncker, who said that unless the withdrawal deal was passed within nine days the UK would crash out of the EU or have to sign up to a long delay. Less than 24 hours after May had spelled out Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

I Tried To Eat Like Gisele Bndchen For A Week & Here’s What I Learned Betches

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen: a couple that needs no introduction. They are one part international supermodel, one part elite athlete, and two parts unbearable. Not one single aspect of their life has ever seemed even remotely attainable to me, and thus I’d never imagined I’d spend any amount of time trying to live like them. But then I received an email three weeks ago from my editor, asking that I try to eat like Tom and Gisele for a week, and I didn’t even question it. After Keto, Whole30, the Master Cleanse, and every fad diet in between, what was one more week of bullsh*t? Surely whatever the two of them eat every day couldn’t possibly compare to the …

Pennsylvania’s proposed $540 million nuclear bailout sparks national debate

FILE – In this file photo of Nov. 2, 2006, cooling towers of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant are reflected in the Susquehanna River in this time exposure photograph in Middletown, Pa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) The long-awaited legislation would update the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act of 2004 to allow carbon-free energy producers — including nuclear power plants — to take advantage of a credit program that would bring them additional revenue. Under the existing law, the state’s about 200 electricity suppliers must purchase alternative energy credits from two tiers of producers — including sources such as wind, solar and hydroelectric — and those credits must equal 18 percent of their electricity sales by 2021. UNCERTAINTY SHADOWS …

Apathy, anger and relief: How voters around the country are processing the end of Mueller

(CNN)Brandon Wolf is ready to move on. Terry Dittrich, the Republican chairman in Waukesha County — a massive source of Republican votes in southeastern Wisconsin — said Republicans in his county see the Mueller probe as “a witch hunt” but that “people would like to move on” and “we don’t need to do any more investigating.” “Why do people call it the Swamp? Well this is a good example. It looked very vindictive. It looked very partisan. And it looked like there was an aimless investigation,” he said. “The first comment people make to me is, how many millions did we spend? They’re very upset about the spending side of this.” The same sentiment was felt by voters in Virginia, …

Peasant revolt at earls bid to build flats on allotments

Anger at attempt by green aristocrat Earl Percy to develop wilderness site in London It is a row that the scion of one of Britains oldest aristocratic families could rather do without as he carves out a career promoting his green credentials. And, gallingly for the Percy dynasty (one of whose ancestors was the inspiration for Blackadders half-witted sidekick, Lord Percy) much of it has been self-inflicted. In the one camp is Earl Percy, friend to Wills and Kate and owner of Syon House, a historic Grade-I listed pile in west London where Henry VIIIs body once lay in state. In the other camp are the 40 or so disgruntled members of the management company that oversees the interests of …

Bernie opposes court packing

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: Bernie opposes court packing – Time Out: Black hole IRL – White House scramble to blunt border closure costs – House Dems green light subpoena for Mueller report – Mimosa Capri Sun or nah? BERNIE OPPOSES COURT PACKINGWaPo: “Packing the Supreme Court remains as radical and unrealistic an idea in 2019 as it was when Franklin Roosevelt tried it in 1937, derailing the start of his second term, but several of the liberals running for president have jumped on this bandwagon… Not Bernie Sanders. The senator from Vermont might be the only Democrat running for president who doesn’t need to pander to the left to be able to win the nomination. …

The lesson of this Brexit ordeal? The EU is a club worth belonging to | Jonathan Freedland

The past two years have shown the EU united and fighting for its members interests, says Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland Consider it preparation for a self-sufficient future after Brexit: now our politics generates its own satire, with metaphors included. On Thursday the proceedings of the House of Commons came to a halt because the roof was leaking. The New York Times ran clarifying that this was not a sewage leak. Even if its not literally true that British politics is drowning in its own effluent, the idea carries an unpleasant whiff of reality. Perhaps its fairer to talk of the political system undergoing a nervous breakdown. It has certainly seemed that way these past few days, when you merely had …

U.S. Hackers Helped UAE Spy On Al Jazeera Chairman, BBC Host

WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) – A group of American hackers who once worked for U.S. intelligence agencies helped the United Arab Emirates spy on a BBC host, the chairman of Al Jazeera and other prominent Arab media figures during a tense 2017 confrontation pitting the UAE and its allies against the Gulf state of Qatar. The Raven operatives — who included at least nine former employees of the U.S. National Security Agency and the U.S. military — found themselves thrust into the thick of a high-stakes dispute among America’s Gulf allies. The Americans’ role in the UAE-Qatar imbroglio highlights how former U.S. intelligence officials have become key players in the cyber wars of other nations, with little oversight from Washington. …

If You Were Waiting For Apple AirPower, We Have Bad News

Apple fan who has waited a year and a half to snag an AirPower It was originally promised in September 2017, but Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering confirmed the decision in a statement to the tech blog: Unlike the conventional, readily available wireless charging mats that have already saturated the market, Apple promised its AirPower mat could charge multiple devices at once, regardless of their placement on the pad.  “This is a major black eye for Apple,” Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives RELATED COVERAGE Apple Gives iPads And Macs A Much-Needed Refresh Here's What Experts Say About The New Apple Credit Card

‘Devastating’ fire destroys Tennessee civil rights center’s main building

Highlander Research and Education Center hit by blaze destroying historic documents, artifacts and memorabilia A fire destroyed the main office building at Tennessees Highlander Research and Education Center, a historic leadership school for civil rights and social justice – destroying decades of archives and artifacts. The devastating fire engulfed the building before 6am on Friday, the center said in a Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Is Prince Harry right on Fortnite ban?

Of Fortnite, he said: “That game shouldn’t be allowed. Where is the benefit of having it in your household? “It’s created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It’s so irresponsible. “It’s like waiting for the damage to be done and kids turning up on your doorsteps and families being broken down.” He added that social media was “more addictive than alcohol and drugs”. What is Fortnite? Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are an estimated 32.4 million gamers in the UK. “Games fire up response systems in your brain and other things don’t bring you as much joy,” he told the MPs. “I was thinking, ‘Why would I …

Huawei’s profits jump by 25%, despite US efforts to curtail its business

Shenzhen, China (CNN)Huawei made bumper profits in 2018, but reported negative growth in its carrier business — a potential sign of strain in the face of a US-led campaign against the company. But growth in its carrier business, the segment that provides telecommunications products including 5G equipment to carriers around the world, dropped by 1.3%. At a press conference on Friday, rotating chairman Guo Ping said the decline was mainly because the company upped investment in research and development last year, as well as investment cycles in the global telecom industry. Huawei suing US government over federal ban The United States has been leading an effort to curb Huawei’s ambitions to become the global leader of next generation wireless technology, …

Lyft falls below IPO price on second day of trading

(CNN)Lyft fell below its IPO price on its second day of trading. Although analysts have expressed optimism about Lyft’s market share gains relative to Uber and the potential of the broader ride-hailing market, there are some red flags for the company. Lyft’s net loss climbed to $911 million in 2018, which is more than any other US startup has lost in the year prior to its IPO. Uber lost $1.8 billion in 2018. “This is staggering what we’re seeing here. Staggering,” Kathleen Smith, principal at Renaissance Capital, which manages IPO-focused exchange-traded funds, previously told CNN Business. “The profitless prosperity model doesn’t work in the public market.” Lyft’s Wall Street debut is seen as a bellweather for the long list of …