MPs to vote on leaving EU with no deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May and Jeremy Corbyn address MPs after her Brexit deal is voted down again MPs will vote later on whether to block the UK from leaving the EU without a deal on 29 March, after again rejecting the PM’s withdrawal agreement. The deal was defeated in the Commons on Tuesday evening by 149 votes. Meanwhile the UK government has said it will cut tariffs on a range of imports from outside the EU and introduce measures to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland in a no-deal scenario. The EU said no deal plans were “more important than ever” after the defeat. Numerous EU leaders expressed their dismay after MPs voted …

Sadio Man and Virgil van Dijk take Liverpool past Bayern Munich

Sadio Man scored twice, either side of a Virgil van Dijk goal, to give Liverpool a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich and put them into the last eight It was a night when Liverpool reminded themselves why a banner can be seen at their games to proclaim European football royalty. And, finally, when the action was over, Jrgen Klopp was running across the pitch to pump his fists towards the Liverpool supporters in the highest tier of this spectacular stadium. His players could celebrate a hugely satisfying night of mature and controlled football and, for the first time since 2009, the Premier League had four teams in the quarter-finals. Not that Liverpools euphoria at the final whistle was, in any …

Move over, McDonald’s: French taco poised for global expansion

Pile-up of meats, fries and cheese sauce has become a fast-food phenomenon At lunchtime on a street near the Gare du Nord in Paris, queues were forming at a fast-food restaurant. Construction workers jostled with schoolchildren for what has become a business phenomenon: the hefty, cheesy slab of indulgence known as the French taco. France has always had a huge market for takeaways, from kebabs to McDonalds, and fast food accounts for more than half the nations restaurants. Now the homegrown French taco is challenging banlieue Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Spotify’s Apple Complaint Cuts to a Core Antitrust Issue

A wave of antitrust interest is washing over Europe and much of the United States, and Spotify is riding its crest. The Swedish audio-streaming giant lodged a complaint against Apple with the European Commission on Wednesday, accusing the company of abusing its position as owner of the App Store to stifle competition. Specifically, Spotify says that by charging a 30 percent tax on in-app purchases, Apple forces app developers to make an impossible choice: Either pass those costs on to consumers, or refuse to pay the commission and face a litany of technical hurdles imposed by Apple. Spotify, which competes directly with Apple Music, argues that this constitutes an unfair advantage for Apple. "Let me be clear that this is …

Why Tech Didn’t Stop the New Zealand Attack From Going Viral

At least 49 people were murdered Friday at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in an attack that followed a grim playbook for terrorism in the social media era. The shooter apparently seeded warnings on Twitter and 8chan before livestreaming the rampage on Facebook for 17 gut-wrenching minutes. Almost immediately, people copied and reposted versions of the video across the internet, including on Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube. News organizations as well started airing some of the footage as they reported on the destruction that took place. By the time Silicon Valley executives woke up Friday morning, tech giants’ algorithms and international content moderating armies were already scrambling to contain the damage—and not very successfully. Many hours after the shooting began, …

Hilarious, heartfelt ‘Booksmart’ announces Olivia Wilde as a director to watch

Image: Francois Duhamel / Annapurna Pictures In some ways, Booksmart is a movie you’ve seen many, many times before. You could call it a distaff Superbad, since it follows two teenage nerds on an epic night out, or a goofier Lady Bird, since it too centers on a close female friendship. (Also because both Booksmart and Lady Bird star Beanie Feldstein, younger sister of Superbad‘s Jonah Hill. It’s hard not to make those connections!)  It’s got some of Clueless‘ knack for world-building, and Eighth Grade‘s emotional honesty, and The Breakfast Club‘s poignancy. It’s laugh-out-loud funny like American Pie was, and agreeably loose like Dazed and Confused was. SEE ALSO: The hilarious ‘Booksmart’ trailer gives nerds a shot at high school …

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Does PiewDiePie bare any blame for the atrocity in New Zealand? Louis Tomlinson‘s 18 year old sister dies. Should her autopsy results be made public? Lori Loughlin fired from Fuller House!! Was that warranted???? Nicki Minaj‘s tour continues to be a flop. There’s no sugarcoating it! James Gunn rehired by Disney! Appropriate or nah? A warning for Lilly Singh! Cory Booker is here to lift us up! And MORE! Watch! LINKS BELOW! Enjoy! SHARE! And CLICK HERE to get tickets to our live podcast show in Los Angeles next month! And CLICK HERE to watch more of Perez’s daily recap videos! LOUIS TOMLINSON’s 18 year old sister dies: https://perezhilton.com/louis-tomlinson-sister-felicite-dead-18-heart-attack/ LORI LOUGHLIN fired by Hallmark Channel: https://perezhilton.com/lori-loughlin-losing-friends-jobs-college-admissions-scandal/ LORI LOUGHLIN fired by …

Why the hell is this Facebook outage taking so long?

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have been down for hours and we don't know why.Image: NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook is in the midst of its biggest outage in recent memory. Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have been down for users around the world for at least five hours.  The company hasn’t commented on exactly how many of its users are affected, but reports from downdetector.com, a website that tracks online service disruptions, indicates the issue is widespread, affecting users in North America, South America, and Europe. (Downdetector.com shares a parent company with Mashable.)  Besides Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, the company’s advertising tools have also been impacted, according to its director of product, Rob Leathern. Users are also reporting issues with their …

Starbucks Is The Latest Brand To Distance Themselves From Michael Jackson Following ‘Leaving Neverland’ Doc – Perez Hilton

More fallout for the King of Pop. In early March, HBO Here are other brands, TV shows, and people who are taking another look at supporting Michael: Contents 2 Radio Stations 4 Drake 6 The Los Angeles Lakers The Simpsons Soon after the doc aired, The Simpson‘s creators decided to pull an episode that featured Michael and his voice. On the footage, James L. Brooks, the legendary animated comedy’s longtime executive producer, released the following statement: “This was a treasured episode. There are a lot of great memories we have wrapped up in that one, and this certainly doesn’t allow them to remain. I’m against book burning of any kind. But this is our book, and we’re allowed to take out …

Air Pollution Now Kills More People Than Smoking, Says New Study

Air pollution now kills more people than cigarettes, according to recent research published in the European Heart Journal. A new study led by the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry suggests that air pollution is responsible for nearly 9 million premature deaths each year – almost double the number previously estimated. Past studies have estimated the number of extra deaths globally to be 4.5 million, however, a new approach has shown that air pollution could be responsible for as many as 8.8 million extra deaths. In Europe alone, it’s believed around 790,000 people die prematurely due to poor air quality. “To put this into perspective, this means that air pollution causes more extra deaths a year than tobacco smoking, which the World Health Organization …

Belgium jails Frenchman for life over Jewish Museum attack

BRUSSELS – A Belgian court has sentenced a French citizen to life in prison on terror charges for gunning down four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum four years ago. Just before he was sentenced early Tuesday, Mehdi Nemmouche, who prosecutors say fought for the Islamic State group in Syria, said, “Life goes on.” Nemmouche was found guilty last week on four counts of “terrorist murder” for shooting dead an Israeli couple and two people working at the museum.

Nissan is moving more car production out of the UK

London (CNN Business)Nissan is ending the production of two luxury vehicles in the United Kingdom, dealing yet another blow to a local car manufacturing industry that has been rocked by weak sales and fears over Brexit. Brexit was not mentioned, and a spokesperson for Nissan said the production halt was not connected to Britain’s departure from the European Union. Over 12,000 Infinitis were built last year in Sunderland. It’s the second time in just over a month that Nissan has taken production away from the Sunderland plant. Nissan (NSANF) said in early February that it would reverse plans to build its X-Trail model in Britain, choosing instead to manufacture the SUV in Japan. It cited uncertainty over Brexit as one …

Bolivia’s Morales, in Greece, backs Venezuela’s Maduro

“Any armed intervention won’t solve social, or political, problems,” Morales said of Venezuela, which has been battered by hyperinflation and widespread shortages of food and medicine. “I salute the resistance of the Venezuelan people, despite the economic blockade, the energy blackouts, the threats of intervention.” His talks with Greece’s left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday are expected to include the political and economic crisis in Venezuela. Guaido, the leader of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress, is seeking to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro, with whom Morales has maintained his alliance throughout the crisis. Tsipras’ Syriza party has friendly ties with left-wing parties in South America. In late January, the party expressed “full support and solidarity” with Maduro, in contrast with the …

30 Surprising Facts That Are Actually True

There are many facts that sound so strange that everyone thinks they are fake. However, sometimes our limited knowledge makes us doubt things that are completely real. Take for instance the fact that children are born without kneecaps and they don’t develop them until they turn three years old. Sounds made up, right? But it’s completely true!If you enjoy strange and sometimes even fake sounding facts like that scroll below to read the list we here at Bored Panda prepared for you! #1 Scotland’s national animal is a unicorn. #3 Moose are excellent swimmers. They are born knowing how to swim and can swim 6 miles per hour and has the ability to keep the pace for two hours. #5 …

Facebook struggles to deal with epic outage

Washington DC (CNN Business)A partial Facebook outage affecting users around the world has stretched beyond 14 hours, but was showing some signs of ending early Thursday. It’s believed to be the biggest interruption ever suffered by the social network. Instead of selfies and status updates, many Facebook users got an error messageduring the outage that said: “Sorry, Something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as fast as we can.” The lengthy disruption is likely to upset advertisers that spend large amounts of money to reach potential customers on Facebook platforms. The company’s flagship social network has more than 2.3 billion users, and Instagram has more than 1 billion. People went on Twitter to vent their frustration about the …

Sailors Of Tudor England Had African And Mediterranean Heritage

When we think of Tudor England we often imagine a big fat white guy surrounded by a court of white Englishmen. However, a new scientific investigation into the skeletons of the Mary Rose warship is challenging that view, suggesting that 16th-century England was also home to people whose heritage can be traced to the Mediterranean and even Africa.  In the early 1500s, the Mary Rose served in several navy battles against France, Scotland, and Brittany under the command of Henry VIII. Five and a half wives later, in 1545, the ship was sunk off the coast of England by the fleets of Francis I of France. New research has seen archaeologists use isotope analysis and DNA testing, which was then combined with data from modern …