Trump ‘cancels’ White House Christmas party for journalists

Donald Trump has reportedly cancelled the annual White House Christmas party for members of the media. The festive gathering has been hosted by presidents for decades, and the apparent decision not to hold it this year, reported by Fox News, marks the latest episode in the Republican leader’s turbulent relationship with journalists. It follows weeks of speculation …

Continental to hire more in PH to tap autonomous car demand

Continental Temic Electronics Philippines’s plant in Calamba, Laguna. Handout MANILA – Auto parts supplier Continental Temic Electronics Philippines said Thursday it was planning to hire more people for its Laguna plant, citing opportunities in the electric and autonomous car industries. Continental will add 300 to 400 people in Calamba, on top of its 4,000-strong workforce …

Taylor Swift used facial recognition at a concert to detect stalkers

Taylor Swift’s clever and creepy use of tech is used to keep stalkers in check.Image: Don Arnold/TAS18/Getty Images By Johnny Lieu2018-12-13 00:50:28 UTC While facial recognition is increasingly being used by authorities to keep track of wrongdoers, entertainers have employed the tech as well – to keep track of stalkers. As per Rolling Stone, at Taylor …

Former election commissioner: Cohen and Trump didn’t violate campaign finance law

Michael Cohen apologizes, gets three years in prison President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen receives 36 months in prison for tax evasion, making false statements and campaign finance violations; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports. Trump-haters hoping the president’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, will provide the evidence needed to impeach the president and …

Todd Tavern found in breach of NT liquor laws over ‘dangerous and disturbing’ drinking levels

Updated December 13, 2018 09:19:19 An “obviously drunk” woman who had eight beers in just over an hour at a notorious drinking spot in Alice Springs was not told to leave the bar until police intervened, prompting a review that has uncovered “disturbing” evidence about the tavern’s normal operations. Key points: Complaint lodged with the …

2.0 Box Office Day 14 Early Trends (Hindi): With A Decent Grip, Inching Towards The 200 Crore Club!

2.0 Box Office Day 14 Early Trends (Hindi): Rajinikanth – Akshay Kumar’s 2.0 is continuing its triumph at the ticket windows. Backed by top-notch visual effects and thrilling performances, the movie is performing well on weekdays, with just a minimal drop. After collecting 3 crores on day 13 i.e. 2nd Tuesday, the movie has managed …

MLB Rumors: Joe Kelly, Dodgers Agree To Three-Year Contract

Share this: Joe Kelly is reportedly heading home. The free agent right-handed reliever has agreed to a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to multiple reports. ESPN.com and others reported the deal is worth $25 million. The Dodgers certainly are familiar with Kelly’s work. He helped the Boston Red Sox dispatch LA in …

Morrison government announces new federal anti-corruption commission

Scott Morrison will move to establish a federal anti-corruption commission, less than a month after dismissing the proposal as a “fringe issue”. But the Coalition’s proposed integrity commission will operate outside of public view, with the investigative body to make no public findings, hold no public hearings, and refer any recommendations directly to prosecutors, who …

In France, School Lessons Ask: Which Twitter Post Should You Trust?

VAULX-EN-VELIN, France — A group of teenagers recently swarmed into a room at Collège Henri Barbusse near Lyon, France, for a class typically dedicated to learning Spanish. But on that Wednesday, an unusual lesson awaited them. Five posts from Twitter were up on the board. The assignment: Decipher whether they were trustworthy or suspect. The …

Unai Emery Admits Aresenal May Dip Into the Transfer Market to Solve Central Defensive Issues

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has conceded he may look into attaining a new defensive option in the January transfer window, with the centre of his defence suffering from a lack of depth and fitness.  With Rob Holding effectively out for the season with his ACL injury, Shkodran Mustafi pertaining hamstring issues and Sokratis Papastathopoulos suspended, …

‘There was bonkers stuff. I was told negative energy contributed to my cancer’

When Eileen O’Sullivan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 she did what would be instinctive for many people and searched online for further information. Immediately, she was inundated with promoted posts and targeted advertisements. “I just looked up online, as anyone would, information around my specific diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer. With that, …

Jennifer Lopez’s Hot-Pink Dress at the Second Act Premiere 2018

Jennifer freakin’ Lopez. The singer flaunts so many breathtaking looks time and time again, it’s almost difficult to keep up. She brought the drama to the red carpet for the premiere of her new movie, Second Act, and chose an eye-catching hot-pink gown for the occasion. J Lo’s tulle dress is giving us vivid flashbacks …

Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press

President Donald Trump has canceled the White House holiday party for the media. (Associated Press) EXCLUSIVE – President Trump has canceled the White House holiday party for the media, making the decades-old tradition a victim of his increasingly contentious relationship with major news organizations. The annual Christmas-season gathering was a significant perk for those covering …

Manchester City 2-1 Hoffenheim: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Sane Brace Earns Citizens Victory

Manchester City rounded off their Champions League group stage campaign with a 2-1 victory over Hoffenheim on Wednesday evening. The win means that City comfortably topped Group F, whilst Hoffenheim finished at the bottom of the pile. Gareth Copley/GettyImages City began the game rather inauspiciously and they found themselves behind after just 15 minutes. Aymeric …

‘They don’t care’: Facebook fact-checking in disarray as journalists push to cut ties

Journalists working as fact-checkers for Facebook have pushed to end a controversial media partnership with the social network, saying the company has ignored their concerns and failed to use their expertise to combat misinformation. Current and former Facebook fact-checkers told the Guardian that the tech platform’s collaboration with outside reporters has produced minimal results and …

What happened to the 11 teenagers Real Madrid have bought since 2000?

Real Madrid are are a club famed for signing established superstars in the transfer market. Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Kaka, James Rodriguez, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are just a selection of the big-name transfers made in this millennium. But occasionally, the world’s most famous club will take a risk by signing a …

A Weakened China Tries a Different Approach With the U.S.: Treading Lightly

BEIJING — The recent arrest of a top Chinese tech executive at the Trump administration’s request seemed certain to provoke a geopolitical showdown pitting Beijing against Washington. The detained executive is a daughter of one of China’s most admired business leaders. She helps run a company, Huawei, at the center of a global race to …

Judge in Flynn case orders Mueller to turn over interview docs after bombshell claim of FBI pressure

One day after former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s legal team made the bombshell allegation that the FBI had pushed him not to bring a lawyer to his fateful Jan. 24, 2017 interview with agents at the White House, the federal judge overseeing Flynn’s criminal case is demanding answers from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. U.S. District Judge …

A Russian priest is in trouble for buying too much Gucci and LV

It’s not just mere mortals that the Louis Vuitton monogram or Gucci’s iconic interlocking snakes induce inordinate amounts of lust in – apparently, even the men doing God’s work can’t resist the lure of a statement bag or a logo-emblazoned pool slide every now and then, either. Step forward Vyacheslav Baskakov, a Russian Orthodox priest who, …

Apple Watch, Fitbit Versa Increasingly Appealing to Older Consumers

Smartwatches and other wearable devices are seeing a surge in new users from an unlikely demographic group—older users. The number of people using smart wearables is expected to grow 9% next year, but among people age 55 and older, it will jump more than 15%, according to research firm eMarketer. The reason is that wearable …