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As the United Kingdom’s national broadcaster, the BBC operates under a royal charter, a formal document issued by the British monarchy that sets out the BBC’s priorities, ensures the broadcaster’s editorial independence, and details the responsibilities...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Joseph Lichterman | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Steven Hayward
From: Power Line | By: Steven Hayward | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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A look at some of the stories happening around the U.S. and world in photos.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rich Hein | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Smart energy and connected home startups, such as Bidgely, aim to leverage smartphones and cloud-based platforms to analyze utility customer data, engage customers and boost energy efficiency.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Andrew Burger | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Partners Group along with partners in the Nieuport Aviation consortium have completed the acquisition of the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. The investor consortium comprises Partners Group, InstarAGF Asset Management, Kilmer...
From: PE Hub | By: Chris Witkowsky | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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A London man has reportedly invested thousands of dollars in plastic surgery to achieve perfection
From: People | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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A weekly capsule of travel news curated by our writers and editors....
From: New York Times | By: THE NEW YORK TIMES | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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“King Charles III” and “The Ruling Class,” both playing in the West End, are responses to Britain’s enduringly ambivalent obsession with its aristocracy and royal family....
From: New York Times | By: BEN BRANTLEY | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Two veteran producers are planning to open “King Charles III,” Mike Bartlett’s future-history play, on Broadway this fall....
From: New York Times | By: PATRICK HEALY | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The New York Times
From: ArtForum | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Canadian supermodel Grace Mahary is no stranger to the fitness grind, as evidenced by the toned body and killer legs she flaunted on the 2014 Victoria’s Secret runway this past November in London. Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, 25-year-old Mahary...
From: Fashion Magazine | By: Raveena Parmar | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here’s her latest advice.
From: National Geographic | By: Heather Greenwood Davis | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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A judge set another hearing in Lindsay Lohan's reckless driving criminal case after a prosecutor questioned whether the actress had completed her community service in London....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Short Read: making theatre out of the digital world can be difficult. Isabel Lloyd picks one play, "The Nether", that pulls it off From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 Tim Price’s recent premiere at the Royal Court in London, “Teh...
From: More Intelligent Life | By: Isabel Lloyd | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his post-mortem was "one of the most dangerous" ever undertaken and the isotope that killed him so rare it would not have been discovered by a normal autopsy, a pathologist...
From: Fox News | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The author agreed to publish three novels in one year—and then things got weird....
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeff VanderMeer | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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From our friends at MoneySense, here's the 2015 All-Canadian Wealth Test The post Are you in the middle class? appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: MoneySense | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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If negotiations are successful, the Smithsonian would join other attractions at the site of London's Olympic Park.
From: NPR | By: Krishnadev Calamur | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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For the first time ever, Dubai International Airport has taken over London Heathrow as the world's busiest airport for international traffic....
From: CNN | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Although they are under attack by the usual suspects.
From: TreeHugger | By: Lloyd Alter | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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It’s about access and convenience, not community.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Giana M. Eckhardt | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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When it comes to food-delivery startups, investors have a seemingly insatiable appetite. London-based Roofoods Ltd., doing business as Deliveroo, is the latest such company to secure new institutional funding, scooping up $25 million and signaling the...
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Lizette Chapman | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Good morning! It's a rainy day in London. Here's the tech news you need to know today. 1. Apple beat analyst expectations in its Q1 earnings call yesterday. It sold 74.5 million iPhones, far higher than the expected figure of 65 million. 2. Yahoo announced...
From: Business Insider | By: James Cook | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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A UK public inquiry into the 2006 death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko opened Tuesday at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, after years of wrangling over what evidence can be heard....
From: CNN | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Christopher Snowdon My thanks to Baylen Linnekin, Russell Saunders and Jennifer Harris for their thoughtful responses to my original article. As Linnekin largely agrees with me, this post will mainly address the arguments of Saunders and Harris. Firstly,...
From: Cato Institute | By: Jason Kuznicki | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Since 9/11, every time there is a major terrorist attack abroad, many Americans might think or say to themselves, understandably if not graciously, “Thank God it’s not us.”
From: Reuters | By: Alan Chin | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Partizan Belgrade midfielder Danilo Pantic has revealed that his move to Chelsea is close to completion, but current Blues misfit Andre Schurrle remains in the dark regarding his Stamford Bridge future. Pantic looks set to join Serbian compatriots Nemanja...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Tom Sunderland | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Sam Smith‘s piercing blue eyes grab our attention in a feature for GQ‘s magazine’s February 2015 issue! Here’s what the 22-year-old singer had to share with the mag: On pop stars he admires: “Taylor Swift is amazing. I sang with her in London...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Fifteen years after his first parterre box interview, that criterion of countertenors David Daniels speaks of Oscar Wilde, Marilyn Horne, marriage and political art.
From: Parterre Box | By: Roy Wood | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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With The Spectator and Coffee House you are already used to getting the very best gossip and news. Can I interest you in the perfect accompaniment?It is a new service… Continue readingThe post Free markets need defending. Meet CapX appeared first...
From: Spectator | By: Iain Martin | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Would you walk up to a gallery wall made entirely of sweet-smelling dark chocolate and lick it, Willy Wonka style? These 13 (more!) edible art creations use ......
From: WebUrbanist | By: Steph | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Noted Muslim hater and a man whose Adam's apple looks like a ferret is trying to escape his neck, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, is an ambitious politician. It's likely he is going to run for the presidential nomination of the Republican Party, a position...
From: Rude Pundit | By: Rude One | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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I am in the middle or writing a pair of "On Religion" columns about the recent "Getting Religion" conference in Westminster, England, led by the Open University and the Lapido Media network that promotes religious literacy in the press and in diplomatic...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Lone Star Funds has agreed to acquire hotel brand Jurys Inn for a total consideration of 680 million pounds. The sellers are Oman Investment Fund, Mount Kellett Capital Management, Ulster Bank (part of the Royal Bank of Scotland), Westmont Hospitality...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Tuesday is the first day of a public inquiry into the death of former KGB agent and whistleblower Alexander Litvinenko. He was poisoned in London in 2006 with Polonium 210, a rare radioactive isotope.
From: NPR | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Vinyl & PVC on the Haute Couture runway! Christian Dior's amazing designer, Raf Simons, dons his 60s boots, channels vintage David Bowie, and strides into the future of fashion.
From: FashionTribes | By: Fashiontribes | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Many people in the Northeast are getting a rare work-from-home day Tuesday because of snow-related road and transit closures. Technology has made it easier for people in many sectors to work from home, and therefore has made it harder for them to enjoy...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Carl Bialik | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Onzo, a startup focused on energy data analytics, has named Spencer Rigler as CEO. Rigler was previously VP of energy management at Elster, a global provider of gas, electricity and water meters. As we've reported, "Hardware-centric energy management...
From: Greentech Media | By: Eric Wesoff | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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That’s what Amy Sullivan calls The Fall: The show, which stars Gillian Anderson in her first major television role since The X-Files went off the air in 2002, came under heavy criticism when the first season aired in 2013 for complaints that it glamorized...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Alexis Tsipras had halted an agreed privatization and raised minimum wages
From: Time | By: conalurquhart | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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New buildings, Like Foster's 250 City Road, have bike parking that reflects this "cultural shift."
From: TreeHugger | By: Lloyd Alter | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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LONDON — A trial where pregnant smokers were given £400 in shopping vouchers was deemed so successful at getting women to quit that it will likely be rolled out to other parts of the UK. See also: America's 12-week maternity policy has nothing to...
From: Mashable | By: Blathnaid Healy | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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A lavish London residence, once the home of US President John F Kennedy, is going to be turned into a family mansion potentially worth more than double the price of a penthouse at One Hyde Park, the world's most expensive apartment residential development....
From: Business Insider | By: Joshua Barrie | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new generation of solar panels made from a mineral called perovskite has the potential to convert solar energy into household electricity more cheaply than ever before, according to a study from Briain's Exeter...
From: Reuters | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Alice Finch spent over a year bringing this LEGO Hogwarts to life, even going on a studio tour in London to make sure her model was accurate. Check out more photos of the magical school here! ...
From: FAIL Blog | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Energy disaggregation is one of those groundbreaking new technologies that utilities are still figuring out how to use. Analyzing a simple, whole-home energy data stream to discern just how much power is being used for heating, cooling, lighting and...
From: Greentech Media | By: Jeff St. John | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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And I’m sure if you were to ask her how many days 15 is, she’d throw up the same number of fingers as above and go “I dunno, this many? Who cares. What is this, the SATs? Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get Dina this many boxes of wine so...
From: Dlisted | By: Allison | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The UK's capital city lags way behind the rest of the country when it comes to solar adoption. Are there lessons for the rest of the world?
From: TreeHugger | By: Sami Grover | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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I'm currently living in an illegal housing assn. sublet (UK), and I'm moving soon. When do I tell the authorities about it? I want to do it because it just seems wrong for it to be occupied by people who don't necessarily need it when there's a queue...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Paris (AFP) - The stars were aligned at Dior's Haute Couture fashion show in Paris on Monday.First, American-Israeli actress Natalie Portman -- the advertising face of Dior's "Miss Dior" perfume -- was sitting in the front row, somewhat less stiffly...
From: Business Insider | By: Marc Burleigh | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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