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CIA releases 321 gigabytes of Bin Laden’s digital library, Web cache crap – Ars Technica

Thursday, November 02, 2017

reader comments 58 Today, the Central Intelligence Agency posted a cache of files obtained from Osama Bin Laden’s personal computer and other devices recovered from his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan by Navy SEALs during the raid in which he was killed on May 2, 2011. The 470,000 files, 321 gigabytes in all, include documents, images, videos, and audio recordings, including Al Qaeda propaganda and planning documents, home videos of Bin…

NAB to spend a further AU$1.5b on ‘digital-first’ strategy as 4000 jobs go – ZDNet

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The National Australia Bank (NAB) has announced its financial results for 2017, reporting AU$5.285 billion in statutory net profit, up from the AU$352 million reported for the 2016 financial year. While handing down its results, NAB promised an additional investment of AU$1.5 billion over three years in a bid to ensure the bank is ready for the changing, “digital-first” world. “The environment is one of rapid and constant change,” the…

Dell’s 2017 Black Friday deals include $130 Inspiron laptop doorbuster – ZDNet

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Dell kicks off the Black Friday ad reveal process for tech retailers. As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Dell has been the first tech retailer to have its Black Friday plans disclosed over the last couple of years — and this year is no different. The PC giant has “leaked” its deals for the Thanksgiving weekend shopping period, including a 14-inch laptop for a budget price as a turkey…

Poynter opens applications for the 2018 Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media – Poynter (blog)

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Poynter Institute will once again offer a transformative, tuition-free leadership program to train digital media’s best and brightest women in early spring 2018. The fourth annual Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, offered to 28 participants, will take place the week of March 18-23 at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. The interactive, five-day program will focus on critical leadership skills specific to digital media for the industry’s…

Newspaper headlines: Fallon ‘first scalp’ of Commons scandal – BBC News

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Brand Update: Beta Launch of Our Ethical Women-Focused Fashion Brand – Forbes

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Autumn Adeigbo Cover of our Spring 2018 Lookbook It’s been a whirlwind year. As I look back on the past 12 months I can’t believe everything that has happened since securing seed investment for my ethical fashion brand. From creating a home office, designing our collection, hiring freelancers and consultants to execute everything from design to branding, traveling to Kenya to hand-bead the collection’s samples alongside Massai women, hosting 3…

Unspeakable Pursues Uneatable, Fashion Follows – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

True, the early Pony Club advocates here tended to represent our own entrenched elites, mostly Boston Brahmins or gentry from up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Yet the ideals of horsemanship the Pony Club promulgated were both democratic and pragmatic, the overarching principle being that everything begins with the horse. If Pony Club seemed too girlie for me as a kid, it is probably justice that I’d eventually end up…

No, Breitbart News Doesn’t Have a Fashion Critic – W Magazine

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Back in August when Breitbart editor John Carney was triggered into a Twitter meltdown due to the appearance of the Statue of Liberty on the cover of Vogue magazine, he tweeted, “We’re going to have to create a full #MAGA shadow cultural industry because the Opposition Media can’t even do fashion without attacking us.” Perhaps he didn’t know at the time that Breitbart already employed a “fashion critic.” Well, kind…

Artist, designer turning Flint water bottles into fashion – Crain’s Detroit Business

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Tracy Reese known for designing dress for Michelle Obama Water bottles to be formed into thread and fabric and sewn in Flint Project symbolic of fulfilling potential of jobs and manufacturing in Flint, artist says FLINT — An artist and a fashion designer are planning to make clothing out of the water bottles piling up from the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint. Conceptual artist Mel Chin has teamed up with…

Fashion’s interwoven relationship with nature to go on display at V&A – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

A genetically engineered bioluminescent silk dress, a pineapple-fibre clutch bag and a cape made from cockerel feathers are among 300 items to go on display as part of the V&A’s next fashion exhibition. Fashioned From Nature, which opens in April, will trace the relationship between fashion and the natural world since 1600 and examine the ways in which designers draw on nature for inspiration. As well as modern items such…

In Praise of Soccer’s Jack-of-All-Trades, Now Making a Comeback – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Almost every team, though, saw the value of a player like that, a squad member capable of adapting to any and every position. They had their own place in soccer’s lexicon: the prosaic “utility player” in English, and the more poetic tuttofare (“does everything”) in Italian, or todoterreno (“all terrain”) in Spanish. Photo On a 1990s Barcelona team filled with stars, Manager Bobby Robson reserved special praise for Luis Enrique,…

Meet Some of the Team USA Athletes Preparing for the Winter Olympics – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

With 100 days until the 23rd Olympic Winter Games kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea, it’s time to meet a few of the top medal contenders. With the Opening Ceremony on Feb. 9, athletes from around the world will compete for at least one of the 102 gold medals up for grabs in 15 sports, including alpine skiing, curling, figure skating and speed skating. The PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games will…

Darian Grubb named crew chief for William Byron; Hendrick’s ’18 lineup set – Nascar

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Veteran crew chief Darian Grubb will remain on the pit box full time in 2018. Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday Grubb will serve as crew chief for William Byron and the No. 24 team beginning next year, which completes the 2018 lineup for the four-car operation. Grubb currently is crew chief of Kasey Kahne’s No. 5 team, a position he has held since Sept. 18, 2017, when he took over for…

Here’s What Happened at the First-Ever Winter Olympics – TIME

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Before multiple cameras filmed skiers flying through the sky at enormous heights and snowboarders flipping in the air, Nordic skier Thorleif Haugh sped down the slopes and earned three gold medals. That was in 1924, at the first official Winter Olympic games in Chamonix, France, where 16 countries gathered to compete in sports like figure skating, speed skating, hockey, curling and more. While that was nearly a century ago, the…

NASCAR Mailbag – Silly Season update and the next step for Cup cars – Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Our team of experts answer questions from fans regarding the future of Carl Edwards and the evolution of the Generation 6 cars in this week’s NASCAR Mailbag. Will Carl Edwards return to racing next season? I talked to someone at Sonoma Raceway, and said that they hoped Edwards returned to racing there soon! I hope he returns, and also are you expecting Kenseth, Patrick, and Busch to have…

They’re Going To Demolish This Gorgeous Baseball Stadium – Deadspin

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press Christine Whitman was governor of New Jersey, and she knew just what could fix the ailing city of Camden: A baseball stadium. It was December 14, 1999. The Delaware River Port Authority would vote the next day on whether to authorize the construction of a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium would be just to the south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Directly to…

Obama photographer Pete Souza paints ‘Intimate Portrait’ of president, from fist bumps to phone calls – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

It’s been a rough year for Democrats and other Trump skeptics. Have you passed through Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ five stages of (political) grief, from denial and anger to acceptance? Pete Souza’s beautiful photographic portrait of Barack Obama’s presidency will induct you into the sixth stage: nostalgia. As chief official White House photographer, Souza, who also held that post during the Reagan administration and is the Chicago Tribune’s former national photographer, had…

Maryland Man with Bremen Ties Wins October #Lcnme365 Contest – The Lincoln County News

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Doug Macnair’s photo of fall foliage in Bremen received the most votes to become the 10th monthly winner of the #LCNme365 photo contest. Macnair will receive a $50 gift certificate from Split Rock Distilling, the sponsor of the October contest. A roadside snap of maple leaves received the most votes to become the winner of the October #LCNme365 photo contest. Doug Macnair, of Oxford, Md., took the photo with his…

Essential Phone is the best deal in smartphones thanks to camera updates – TechCrunch

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The Essential Phone has come a long way since launch in one key area: Photography. When it first hit the market a few months ago, the camera had a nasty tendency to crash and was a bit slow to load and process photos. But Essential has stayed true to its promise of delivering frequent and effective Camera app updates, and the result is a smartphone total package that is easily…

Macphun Unveils Luminar 2018 to Take on Adobe Lightroom – PetaPixel (blog)

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

California-based software developer Macphun (soon to be Skylum) has announced Luminar 2018, a digital photo editor and organizer that’s aiming to be a direct competitor to Adobe Lightroom. Unlike past versions of Macphun software, Luminar 2018 is available for both Mac and Windows users. Not only that, but the new software boasts “major speed boosts” compared to its predecessor. “We’ve taken the time to listen to photographers, and what they…