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Remembering Leila Janah

Forbes News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 18:29
A lesson I learned from the late social entrepreneur
Categories: Business

Kelly And Pompeo: How A Journalist Masterfully Combated Gaslighting

Forbes News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 18:17
Mary Louise Kelly, the host of National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” hosted a master class on how to handle gaslighters when she interviewed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about Ukraine.
Categories: Business

Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant Hates Ed Sheeran's Miserable Music

Aces Show Biz News Feed Music - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 18:00
The 'West End Girls' hitmaker is not fond of today's stripped-down music and wants acoustic guitar to be banned for making pop music no longer fun anymore.
Categories: Music

Entrepreneur: 4 Mistakes Not to Make When Choosing A Software Development Company

Business Now Mag - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 18:00
How do you choose a software development company?
Categories: Business

These 4 NASDAQ Big Tech Stocks Signal Possible Price Trend Issues

Forbes News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 17:52
The main problem is how the NASDAQ Composite itself ended the week with a chart pattern unseen in months and months: a classic, unmistakable “bearish engulfing.”
Categories: Business

Venice May Build a Glass Wall Around St. Mark’s Basilica to Fight Floods (Video)

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 17:32
<p>The city of Venice is considering building a four-foot glass wall to protect the historic St. Mark’s basilica from future flooding.</p><p>The plan, which <a href="https://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/2020/01/21/news/san_marco_in_una_teca_lastre_di_vetro_come_scudo_all_acqua_alta-246312997/?refresh_ce">Italian newspaper <em>La Repubblica reported</em></a> has already been approved by city officials would hopefully protect the church from erosion, similar to what it experienced in November <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/venice-flood-st-marks-square">when floods caused an estimated $5.5 million in damage</a> to the cathedral. Most of the damage to St. Mark’s is invisible to the casual visitors, but church officials say that salt brought in with the waters of the flood is eating away at the church’s marble, mosaics and floors.</p><img alt="Venice "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/venice-flood-wall0120.jpg?itok=2HlCMVZ7"><p>The glass walls would be installed in the place of current iron railings that keep visitors from the basilica. Once a more permanent solution can be found, the glass could easily be removed.</p><p>The Piazza San Marco in front of the basilica is one of the lowest points in the city and prone to flooding during Venice’s annual <em>acqua alta</em>.</p><p>The proposal still needs approval from the Venice heritage authority and public works committee before it can proceed.</p><p>The glass wall would be another line of defense for the cathedral as Venice investigates other ways to protect its monuments against rising floods and sinking foundations.</p><p>The city is still working on its long-awaited Mose flood barriers. <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/venice-residents-protest-cruise-ships-flooding-concerns">The multibillion-euro infrastructure project has been delayed</a> several times over cost overruns and corruption scandals.</p>
Categories: Travel

Normani Sparks Feud Rumors as She Says 'Bye' to Lori Harvey

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 17:31
The former Fifth Harmony star leaves seemingly not-so-favorable comments on an Instagram picture of Lori showing off the ring she is twinning with Taina Williams and Future.
Categories: Celebrity

As Pressure Mounts, Doug Parker Says American Can Pass United And Maybe Delta In Profit Margin

Forbes News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 17:30
CEO Doug Parker believes that the gap will narrow or disappear because American can boost revenues faster than competitors can. It's unclear whether investors and restive employees have faith he can deliver.
Categories: Business

Hyper-Personalization: How Organizations Are Rethinking The Employee Experience

Forbes News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 17:15
Work is… and good work requires thoughtful philosophy and mutual accountability sharing from involved parties.
Categories: Business

Nicki Minaj and Husband Run Into Her Ex Meek Mill and They Almost Have Fight

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 17:01
The 'Anaconda' femcee and her hubby Kenneth Petty reportedly almost have an altercation with her former boyfriend when they bump into him during a shopping trip.
Categories: Celebrity

China Cancels Lunar New Year Celebrations, Shanghai Disney Closes As Second Case of Coronavirus Is Confirmed in the U.S. (Video)

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 16:19
<p>In the days leading up to the Lunar New Year, cities and businesses across China have canceled their celebrations or temporarily closed due to <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/travel-warnings/coronavirus-china-cdc-warning-airports">the spread of coronavirus</a> and airports around the world are taking precautions.The disease has killed at least 25 people and infected at least 800, including two people in the United States. </p><p>On Friday a second U.S.-based case of coronavirus was detected in Chicago, <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/01/24/coronavirus-wuhan-china-lockdown-quarantine-us-cases/4562257002/">according to <em>USA Today.</em></a> The victim is a 60-year-old woman who is currently being hospitalized in isolation and is "clinically doing well and in stable condition." She returned from Wuhan, China, the center of the outbreak, on Jan. 13. The first stateside case of the virus was reported in Washington state. </p><p>The World Health Organization (WHO) decided against calling the outbreak a global emergency but the director-general <a href="http://twitter.com/WHO/status/1220413117001322497">clarified on Twitter:</a> “Make no mistake. This is an emergency in China, but it has not yet become a global health emergency.”</p><p>The U.S. has also released a "Do Not Travel" advisory to Wuhan to protect citizens against the virus where the symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. <em>USA Today</em> noted that in more severe cases, infection can cause severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and death. </p><p>Multiple cities in China have <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/travel-warnings/coronavirus-cathay-pacific-precautions-warnings-china">closed off their transportation systems</a> to contain the disease and tourist attractions are closing to the public. As of Friday, 13 cities surrounding Wuhan are halting transportation which has resulted in restricting 33 million people from traveling, <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/china-expands-lockdowns-cover-10-cities-builds-hospital-treat-coronavirus-n1121841"><em>NBC News </em>reported.</a> </p><img alt="Passengers getting their temperatures checked at airport "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/coronavirus-beijing-virus0120.jpg?itok=UxjPDDoG"><p>Shanghai Disney Resort will remain closed until further notice, starting January 25, as a response to the spread of the disease, <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china-health-disney/shanghai-disney-shuts-to-prevent-spread-of-virus-idUKKBN1ZN0F9?il=0">according to <em>Reuters</em></a><em>.</em> The closure comes at one of the busiest times of the year for the park, when China is on a seven-day holiday to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Disney will refund tickets for those who already purchased.</p><p>"We will continue to carefully monitor the situation and be in close contact with the local government," Disney said in a statement on its website. "We will announce the reopening date upon confirmation.”</p><img alt="Crowds protecting themselves with masks "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/coronavirus-virus0120.jpg?itok=TDAiVrcH"><p>The city of Beijing canceled its large public New Year celebrations, including the traditional temple fairs that typically attract thousands of visitors. Beijing has also canceled film openings during one of the biggest movie-going weeks of the year.</p><p>Sections of the Great Wall and Beijing’s Forbidden City also announced they will indefinitely close due to the disease.</p><p>As for locals of Wuhan, those who are out in public in Wuhan must wear a mask. There is a level 2 emergency level in Hubei province, meaning all farmers’ markets and hotels are shut down indefinitely. McDonald’s shut down locations in five cities in the province.</p><p><em>NBC News</em> also reported that a new hospital with the capacity to accommodate 1,000 patients is expected to open in Wuhan on February 3. It is a replica of a facility Beijing built during the SARS outbreak of 2012.</p><p>Airlines, retailers and hotels around China are on high alert against the spread of the disease, which can cause respiratory ailments.</p>
Categories: Travel

Jessica Simpson Reveals Her Rock Bottom Includes Drinking Before Daughter's Assembly

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 16:00
Opening up about her struggle with alcohol addiction in new memoir 'Open Book', the 'With You' hitmaker recalls one incident involving both alcohol and drugs that prompted her to get sober.
Categories: Celebrity

Brexit: US 'wants to reach trade deal with UK this year'

BBC Business News - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 15:48
The US's treasury secretary says he is "optimistic" a deal can be reached with the UK this year.
Categories: Business

Brexit: US 'wants to reach trade deal with UK this year'

BBC Business News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 15:48
The US's treasury secretary says he is "optimistic" a deal can be reached with the UK this year.
Categories: Business

BBC Business News Feed: Brexit: US 'wants to reach trade deal with UK this year'

Business Now Mag - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 15:48
The US's treasury secretary says he is "optimistic" a deal can be reached with the UK this year.
Categories: Business

Virgin Australia Is the Latest Airline to Ban ‘Flat-Faced’ Animals on Flights (Video)

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 15:21
<p>Virgin Australia is banning pets with flat faces from flying due to fears about breathing problems and overheating, joining U.S. airlines in doing so. </p><p>The move comes after a spate of recent deaths of snub-nosed dogs on fellow Australian carrier Qantas, which resulted in the airline issuing a temporary ban while it reviews its policies.</p><p>The airline <a href="http://www.virginaustralia.com/ae/en/plan/specific-needs-assistance/pets/">announced on Friday</a> that they ceased accepting bookings for animals considered “brachycephalic breeds,” like Bulldogs, Chow Chows, Pugs, and Shih Tzu, as well as several cat breeds like the American Burmese and Persian cat, and rabbits like the Lion Head or Lop. The airline said it would honor bookings made before Friday, but “strongly recommend pets five years or older of this breed type are not presented for travel due to welfare concerns.”</p><p>The carrier is joining U.S. airlines including <a href="https://www.deltacargo.com/Cargo/catalog/accepted-animals">Delta</a> and <a href="https://www.aacargo.com/learn/animals.html">American</a> in the new regulation. </p><img alt="Pug "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/virgin-airlines-flat-faced-pug0120.jpg?itok=hN8W0ZDQ"><p>The <a href="https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/pet-owners/petcare/air-travel-and-short-nosed-dogs-faq">American Veterinary Medical Association</a> warns that short-nosed dogs are more prone to respiratory problems because they have to “pack all of the same anatomical structures in there that dogs with longer snouts do.” They are therefore more sensitive to changes in air quality and temperature while in the cargo hold.</p><p>“While we understand that snub-nosed breeds are a popular choice of pet, they are a high-risk animal to transport due to their known respiratory issues and other health problems that may be compounded inflight,” a Virgin Australia spokesperson <a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7922915/Virgin-Australia-bans-flat-faced-dogs-cats-flights-two-pets-died-Qantas.html?ITO=applenews">told the <i>Daily Mail</i></a>. “Virgin Australia has made the difficult decision to no longer accept bookings for snub-nosed breeds until further notice.”</p><p>The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals applauded the move to ban the breeds from flying, the <i>Daily Mail</i> noted.</p><p>“These flat-faced or ‘brachycephalic’ breeds are at particularly high risk as their extreme features mean they often struggle to breathe and regulate their body temperature effectively – even in mild conditions, let alone at the hottest times of the year, or on a plane,” RSPCA scientific officer Sarah Zito told the paper. “The inherent risks to these flat-faced breeds are unfortunately so great, that even with the best care, we believe transporting them by air is simply too dangerous.”</p><p>The ban wasn’t the only news to come out this week concerning <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/pet-friendly-travel/airline-emotional-support-animal-policies">animals and flying</a>. On Wednesday, <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/pet-friendly-travel/delta-air-lines-care-pod-animals-pets">Delta introduced an innovative pet carrier</a> for use in the cargo hold featuring real-time updates, a built-in hydration system to replenish a spill-proof water bowl, and strong walls to protect pets against temperature fluctuations.</p><p>And this all comes as the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/service-animal-flight-rules-department-of-transportation">Department of Transportation solicits feedback</a> from the public on potential changes to its service animal definition and whether it should no longer require airlines to accept emotional support animals.</p>
Categories: Travel

Xbox Series X Vs. PlayStation 5: Developers Clearly Favor One Over The Other

Forbes News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 15:14
When developers were asked if they were making games for Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5, they had a clear preference.
Categories: Business

China coronavirus: UK tests come back negative

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 15:02
A total of 31 tests have concluded and there are no confirmed cases in Britain, government says.
Categories: Health

Bill Murray Teases 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Script 'Got Lots of Emotion'

Ace show biz movies - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 15:00
Opening up about his return to the franchise for the first time, the actor known for his role as Dr. Peter Venkman addresses how the new movie will explain the absence of Egon Spengler.
Categories: Movies