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Catalan independence: Sacked leader Puigdemont ‘not seeking asylum’ – BBC News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Media captionCarles Puigdemont: Spain has a ‘democratic deficit’ Catalonia’s sacked President Carles Puigdemont says he has not travelled to Belgium to seek asylum. He has appeared in public in Brussels with several colleagues after declaring independence from Spain last week. Spain’s central government has taken direct control of Catalonia and sacked officials, following the region’s banned independence referendum. Mr Puigdemont said he was not trying to escape justice but wanted…

South Korea and China move to normalize relations after THAAD dispute – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SEOUL — After a year of frosty diplomacy and economic pressure, South Korea and China announced Tuesday that they would put aside their differences out of a joint desire to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said the two countries will resume normal relations. “The two sides attach great importance to the Korea-China relationship,” a statement from the ministry said. In its own coordinated statement, China’s Foreign Ministry said…

Thousands attended protest organized by Russians on Facebook – The Hill

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thousands of Americans attended a march last November organized by a Russian group that used social media to interfere in the 2016 election. The demonstration in New York City, which took place a few days after the election, appears to be the largest and most successful known effort to date pulled off by Russian-linked groups intent on using social media platforms to influence American politics.  Sixteen thousand Facebook users said that they planned to attend a Trump…

Historians respond to John F. Kelly’s Civil War remarks: ‘Strange,’ ‘sad,’ ‘wrong’ – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly was the guest for the premiere of Laura Ingraham’s new show on Fox News Channel on Monday night. During the interview, he outlined a view of the history of the Civil War that historians described as “strange,” “highly provocative,” “dangerous” and “kind of depressing.” Kelly was asked about the decision of a church in Alexandria, Va., to remove plaques honoring George Washington…

Best Black Friday 2017 Laptop, Macbook and Chromebook deals – The Independent

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Laptops are a versatile gift. Whether it’s for work or play, they’re suitable for all ages. And with Christmas looming, finding a Black Friday deal on the laptop can leave more money for stocking fillers – or a little extra in your back pocket. Luckily, there are likely to be a significant amount of them. Chromebooks could drop as low as £100, bargain basement laptops could hit £150, while known…

Laptop thief targets woman at Starbucks in Alameda – East Bay Times

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

ALAMEDA —  A teenager stole a woman’s laptop while she visited a Starbucks on Friday afternoon, the latest in a string of laptop thefts at the coffee chain. The woman was sitting inside the Starbucks at 720 Atlantic Ave., when the teen grabbed her laptop just before 12 p.m. and ran out the door. He was last seen fleeing in the 700 block of Eagle Avenue, police said. The 27-year-old…

Why Microsoft Is So Good At Retaining Its Software Engineers – Forbes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

(Photo: VESA MOILANEN/AFP/Getty Images) Why do Microsoft software engineers tend to stay for a long time compared to other tech companies? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Bowen Li, former PM at Microsoft, on Quora: Why do Microsoft software engineers tend to stay for a long time compared to other tech companies?…

Waymo has a big lead in driverless cars—but here’s how it could lose it – Ars Technica

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

reader comments 45 Waymo has long had a sizable lead in self-driving technology, and recent reports indicate that Larry Page, CEO of Waymo parent company Alphabet, is determined not to let it slip away. According to The Information’s Amir Efrati, Waymo CEO John Krafcik is under pressure to launch a commercial service in the Phoenix metro area as soon as this fall. But at a Monday event with reporters at Waymo’s Castle…

Waymo has a big lead in driverless cars—but here’s how it could lose it – Ars Technica

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

reader comments 45 Waymo has long had a sizable lead in self-driving technology, and recent reports indicate that Larry Page, CEO of Waymo parent company Alphabet, is determined not to let it slip away. According to The Information’s Amir Efrati, Waymo CEO John Krafcik is under pressure to launch a commercial service in the Phoenix metro area as soon as this fall. But at a Monday event with reporters at Waymo’s Castle…

How Karlie Kloss Transformed Into Marilyn Monroe for Halloween: Details From Her Makeup Artist – Us Weekly

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Need a last minute Halloween costume? Take a page from Karlie Kloss’ book and channel Marilyn Monroe! The supermodel went as the late icon to the Naked Heart Foundation Fabulous Fund Fair at Skylight Clarkson Square and makeup artist Patrick Ta told Stylish exactly what he did to transform Kloss to Monroe. Karlie Kloss’ Stylist Karla Welch Reveals How to Wear Fall 2017’s Fashion Trends Halloween With @karliekloss 💋 A…

Victoria’s Secret star Doutzen Kroes poses in lacy lingerie for … – The Sun

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Comedy Central Taps Broadway Video Alum to Head Digital – Variety

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Comedy Central has recruited Broadway Video alum Jennifer Danielson to head its digital content operations. As senior VP of digital, Danielson will oversee all creative and editorial for the cabler’s digital content. She’ll also be tasked with coordinating Comedy Central’s digital strategy with larger company-wide initiatives at Viacom. She reports to Josh Line, exec VP of marketing and creative. Danielson had been with Broadway Video since 2001, getting her start…

Bitcoin surges to record above $6400 after CME announces launch of futures for digital currency – CNBC

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Newspaper publisher finds bobcat in office bathroom – New York Post

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SAPULPA, Okla. — A small-town Oklahoma newspaper publisher found a startling front-page story practically in his newsroom: There was a hissing bobcat in the bathroom. Sapulpa Herald publisher Darren Sumner says the wild animal jumped at him one recent morning as he was heading into the restroom at his office in Sapulpa, a Tulsa suburb. Sumner shut the door and trapped the adult male cat inside until police and a…

USA Today Network brings together 109 local newsrooms with a … – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

USA Today Network has 110 newspapers total around the country, including USA Today. In July, nine local newspapers got a redesign, and as of Monday, the remaining 100 joined the branded look.  Like with the nine from this summer, those 100 newspapers now reflect USA Today’s aesthetic with a custom typeface for print and online, Unify Sans and Unify Serif. Thirty of the local newsrooms have new digital logos with USA Today…

Pop-Up Magazine revolutionizes journalism by bringing it to the stage – City Pages

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Fitzgerald Theater Nov 3rd 7:30 pm $29.50-$31.50 The “live magazine” show takes exceptional journalism and performs it onstage. Stories on everything from politics, pop culture, sports, and food are infused with breathtaking visuals and instrumental vigor. Post-show, the cast – made up of reporters, writers, radio producers, illustrators, and entertainers – mingle with audience members in the lobby bar. With its strict “no recording” policy, this is truly a “you…

Basics with Beau: How Sean Cassidy is Providing Longstanding Fashion For Millennials – Forbes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Twenty years ago, Sean Cassidy opened a three-unit mens specialty store after having met Parisian designer Emile Lafaurie. Inspired by Emile’s authentic menswear, which encapsulated Sean’s interest, the latter proposed that he should be the sole distributer of the heritage brand within the United States. This fall, Sean Cassidy in conjunction with Emile Lafaurie have decided to unite once again to deliver another wave of essential French fashion to be injected in lower…

E-Commerce Could Drive Industrial Demand Beyond Usual Economic Factors – Forbes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Post written by Allison Nagel