The LA riots were a rude awakening for Korean-Americans

April 28, 2017

Los Angeles (CNN)Chang Lee gripped his fingers tighter around the gun and screamed at potential looters from the rooftop of the small strip mall where he stood. The 35-year-old had never held a firearm before the LA riots. Lighting up the blocks around him, Lee could smell the fires burning in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. “Where are the police? Where are the police?” Lee whispered over and over from his rooftop perch. Lee would not see law enforcement for three days — only …

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Lloyds Bank’s profits rise despite ‘challenging’ times – BBC News

April 27, 2017

… the victims of the fraud would be “fairly, swiftly and appropriately compensated”. Lloyds is the UK’s biggest mortgage lender, and unlike many of its rivals does not do investment banking. “It’s plain and simple, vanilla banking,” Mr Augar said. “If they do it right, if they don’t get too greedy, if they behave themselves it should be a wonderful business.” …

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Would visiting Parliament inspire you to vote? – BBC News

April 27, 2017

… own business. She has never voted. “I currently don’t vote because I don’t understand what I’m voting for,” she says. Fellow businesswoman, Chiara Stone, a 36-year-old mother of two, is also disaffected by politics. Image caption Iain Duncan Smith said the Commons can be a “bear pit” First stop was the House of Commons, for a tour with veteran Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith and a seat to watch that day’s debate. Both women said the …

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Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin to work on special relationship

April 26, 2017

… economic empowerment a signature issue. She’s participated in round table discussions on the topic at the White House and helped establish the United States Canada Council for the Advancement of Women business Leaders and Female Entrepreneurs in February, along with her father and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In a document obtained by CNN Monday, the White House counted “helping women and minorities” as a key accomplishment during the first 100 days, citing the …

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Rebuilding a Nepali village, one block at a time

April 25, 2017

… Rather than solely delivering aid, Conscious Impact has made its mission to teach local Nepalese how to rebuild their communities. The organization set up its headquarters in Takure to “empower and collaborate.” The group envisions its training center as a “self-sufficient, Nepali run business which can function as a national hub for local, culturally-relevant, sustainable, earthquake-resistant, and affordable technologies in …

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Anti-Semitism Soared Last Year: ADL Study

April 25, 2017

… Spencers mother, a Whitefish business owner, said she was harassed because of her sons politics. Listen below to a recording of one of the bomb threats obtained by the Jewish Telegraph Agency: The first significant growth in anti-Semitism occurred in March 2016, based on the ADLs tally. Monthly recordspeaked in November last year and have remained elevated through March. Despite the clear increase in incidents, its difficult to explain whats causing the upswing. In many bigoted …

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Head to head: How Le Pen and Macron compare

April 24, 2017

… Pen argues her push for an independent France and a new, lower-value currency — the “nouveau franc” — would give a huge boost to the French economy. She has also promised a “re-industrialization” plan to promote French business and cooperation with the state. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Why Staffordshire oatcakes are being eaten in Arizona – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… was like they were biting into a part of their hometown,” she recalls. For those people who don’t have Potteries relatives to deliver them oatcakes, local producer Povey Oatcakes says it will send the product overseas – although this can cost a lot. Another business, High Lane Oatcakes, says while it does not ship overseas, plenty of people buy its wares to send abroad. Cooking one up in Arizona Image copyright Jeff Shaw Image caption Jeff Shaw is another Staffordshire …

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Was ITV’s The Nightly Show a success? – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… viewers respond to something other than repeats, alongside the News. “The intention was to make that hour feel a bit fresh and different with some stunt scheduling and I think we’ve done that. “After the run has finished we’ll obviously look at the shows and all the data and discuss what next. “The broader point is – TV is a risk business, you need to try new things, and launch them with confidence and visibility to give them the best chance of success. …

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How US, Indonesia can both win from strengthening ties

April 22, 2017

… is obviously important to Indonesia because it is still a major power and the largest destination for its exports, as well as an important source of investment and technology. This is consistent of course with the US administration’s priority on win-win bilateral deals. We got a hint of what the US means by win-win from Pence’s speech at a business forum in Indonesia. Amid the signing of business deals amounting to $10 billion, Pence reiterated that the US remains …

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The beginner’s guide to the French elections

April 20, 2017

… founded the National Front.) Emmanuel Macron Who he is: He’s the biggest surprise in this five-person field. He’s a centrist whom no one really took seriously at first. He didn’t have the backing of any of the major political parties, so he formed his own. And — surprise! — he finds himself right behind Le Pen in the polls. What he wants: He backs liberal, yet business-friendly measures, to boost the economy. He wants to increase defense and police …

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Ships in the night: A visit to one of Italy’s ‘pleasure boat’ yards

April 14, 2017

Viareggio, Italy (CNN)The maiden voyage of the Aurora — a new 160-foot, $26.6 million aluminum super yacht launched last week in Viareggio, Italy — lasted less than one hour and only covered a humble 500 yards. Watching an imposing vessel like the Aurora passing through the darkened streets of the scruffy, seaside town, halting traffic and only narrowly avoiding a collision with a streetlight, induces a surreal and somewhat disorienting feeling. But for those more immersed in the …

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What next? Scorpion stings passenger on United Airlines flight

April 14, 2017

(CNN)It’s been a rough week for United Airlines. The same day a passenger was infamously dragged off a United plane in Chicago, a man on a United flight from Houston to Calgary was allegedly stung by a scorpion. The venomous creature fell from an overhead bin and landed on Richard Bell’s hair as he was eating lunch Sunday in his business class seat, according to his wife Linda. …

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VP Pence heads to Asia-Pacific amid North Korean posturing

April 14, 2017

… president’s tour will also include stops in Tokyo, Jakarta, Sydney and Hawaii. According to a White House foreign policy adviser, the trip is intended as a chance for Pence to lay out the administration’s policies to US allies in the region, and to offer an opportunity for him to develop personal relationships with government and business leaders. Kim Jong Un shows symbol of strength Nuclear test site ‘primed and ready’ What we can learn from NK military parades …

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White House: Federal hiring freeze over, ‘surgical’ cuts begin

April 13, 2017

… you drain the swamp.” Trump proposes eliminating after-school program “The executive branch of government has never been rebuilt. It has grown organically” for decades, Mulvaney said. “The President of the United States has asked all of us in the executive branch to start from scratch.” The subtext in this order is clear: Trump wants the government to run more like a for-profit business. And that was outlined by Mulvaney on Tuesday, who said …

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Trump nominates John Sullivan for No. 2 spot at State

April 12, 2017

… chairman of the United States-Iraq business Dialogue, a government advisory committee that dealt with US-Iraq economic relations. He also held senior positions at the Justice, Defense, and Commerce departments, including as deputy secretary and general counsel at Commerce, deputy general counsel at Defense and counselor to Assistant Attorney General J. Michael Luttig. …

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New traditions: Japan’s 700-year-old ‘oke’ craft gets a modern makeover

April 11, 2017

(CNN)It’s hard to imagine the humble bucket being a work of art, but those made by Shuji Nakagawa in his Kyoto studio go for thousands of dollars and have a loyal following. Smooth, tactile and fragrant with the heady smell of hinoki — the Japanese cypress they are constructed from — “ki-oke” are used for a variety of purposes from storing rice and miso paste to holding water for bathing. The level of craftsmanship, honed over a century of teaching and built on …

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‘Unprecedented’ mid-week storms in Atlanta force 3,000 Delta cancellations

April 8, 2017

(CNN)Storms that blew through the eastern US on Wednesday left a trail of disruption at Delta Air Lines that the carrier was still mopping up more than 72 hours later. The No. 2 US airline said it had canceled around 3,000 flights in the wake of Wednesday’s storms that left passengers stranded and frustrated during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Wednesday’s storms in Atlanta, the mid-Atlantic region and the Northeast had planes and crews out of position stretching …

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Social airline concepts make flying more fun

April 7, 2017

(CNN)Flying is about to get a lot more fun. The latest design concepts feature customizable group-seating pods, sleek lounge bars and, soon enough, co-working spaces — all at 35,000 feet. These changes come with a trend toward experiential travel, in which “authenticity and personalized experiences” are key components of a fulfilling journey, according to a 2016 US Experiential Traveler Survey by travel industry intelligence platform Skift. …

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Trump’s Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

April 4, 2017

… entities, ranging from the Trump transition team to dozens of property holdings in New York and New Jersey, meaning more potential conflicts are likely to arise, even after Kushner has resigned from his business positions. His expansive responsibilities don’t end at foreign affairs. Last week the White House announced Kushner would lead a presidential office tasked with reshaping the federal bureaucracy. He’s preparing to meet with lawmakers to discuss criminal justice reform. …

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Would you risk jail for a cup of tea? – BBC News

April 2, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tea chests in London in the 1950s – the nation’s love affair with the drink has endured In an age before income tax, tea duties accounted for 10% of government revenues, which was enough to pay for the Royal Navy, but as tariffs on it reached 119% it gave smugglers their chance. “If you had high tariffs and goods people wanted, it gave smugglers a business opportunity,” says Exeter University historian Helen Doe. More …

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The end of the line for American long-distance trains?

April 2, 2017

(CNN)The railroads that once helped build the United States today still carry thousands of people across the country on journeys of business, discovery and pleasure. In March, President Donald Trump proposed a national budget that would terminate federal support for Amtrak’s long-distance train routes. The above gallery takes a look at one of the services under threat as it hauls its passengers on a typical journey through wide screen American landscapes. …

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Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

April 2, 2017

Image caption The Caledonia Road Church in the Gorbals was threatened with demolition in 1966 When Glasgow council was planning to demolish one of Thomson’s landmark churches in 1966, influential American architectural historian Henry-Russell Hitchcock made a plea for them to stop. He said: “Glasgow in the last 150 years has had two of the greatest architects in the world.” Image caption The church was described as one of the finest Classical Romantic churches in …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

… their slow bore dissemination kept a cloud over the Clinton campaign during the summer and into the fall of 2016. Political opponents, critics and conspiracy theorists seized on every word, even the most innocent, and concocted or hinted at faux scandals. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Source: Meeting was to ‘engage with’ Russia Trump himself has done business in Russia for years. He is not a stranger to the country. That he still refuses to release …

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Li Na Land, reality TV and fashion — what China’s tennis pioneer did next

March 31, 2017

(CNN)She may have hung up her tennis racket more than two years ago, but two-time grand slam champion Li Na is still winning big in business. China’s first major singles champion, Li has been busy since she quit tennis in 2014 following a string of injuries. Follow @cnnsport Now 35, Li has since had two children with her husband and former coach, Jiang Shan. business interests include movie and book deals, her own clothing line in China with long-time sponsor Nike, appearances in …

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MSPs to back call for Scottish independence vote – BBC News

March 28, 2017

Follow the debate on Holyrood Live Ms Sturgeon wants the backing of the Scottish Parliament in pursuing a “Section 30” order from the UK government. The power to call a referendum is reserved to Westminster, and this order would transfer the authority to hold a vote to Holyrood. The debate on the motion started a week ago, on 21 March, but the two-day debate was suspended when Holyrood business was halted in the wake of the fatal attack at Westminster. Ms Sturgeon wants a …

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