Future of cash: Can a ‘bank in a box’ replace a branch? – BBC News

April 28, 2017

… has just started marketing its latest “self-service” machine. It claims users will never look at an ATM in the same way again – mainly owing to the fact that they think they are looking at a tablet computer. Image copyright NCR Image caption The first newly-designed ATM by NCR has just been installed in Switzerland As of 2014, Russia had the highest number of cash machines per one million inhabitants than any European country In Western Europe, Portugal had 1,516 ATMs …

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Trump says he would consult with China’s Xi before speaking to Taiwan

April 28, 2017

… that comes in the way of that. So, I would certainly want to speak to him first,” Trump said. Why is the Trump, Taiwan phone call a big deal? Tsai recently told Reuters that another call between herself and Trump was a possibility. “We have the opportunity to communicate more directly with the US government,” Tsai said in the interview, although she conceded that China’s influence would be a consideration of Trump’s. On Friday, Taiwanese …

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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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Would visiting Parliament inspire you to vote? – BBC News

April 27, 2017

… infighting, the hustle and bustle, and even the way MPs addressed each other left them confused and alienated. ‘Twitter feed’ “You don’t really have much faith in them when they are in the House of Commons having a debate and they look bored,” she added. “How am I supposed to be interested if you look obviously bored and you’re scrolling through your Twitter feed in the debate?” “I think it is in Parliament’s interests to get more …

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Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin to work on special relationship

April 26, 2017

Berlin (CNN)It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship, after all. In the wake of a mid-March White House visit characterized by awkward moments — President Donald Trump apparently declined to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand in the Oval Office and he made an uncomfortable joke about wiretapping on live television — his most trusted adviser, daughter Ivanka Trump, is on her way to Germany. Ivanka Trump’s Berlin trip features a jam-packed Tuesday, …

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Will Trump follow his heart or his head on French election?

April 24, 2017

Washington (CNN)Sunday’s French election result sets up a battle between the heart and the head of the Trump White House. In the latest blow to establishment party politics in the Western world, two outsider candidates — centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen — advanced from a crowded field to a run-off for the Elysee Palace on May 7. Le Pen has risen on the same populist politics, rooted in anger over immigration policies, globalization and middle class …

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Head to head: How Le Pen and Macron compare

April 24, 2017

… election on May 7. “It’s a political earthquake in this country and in Europe,” veteran French journalist Christine Ockrent told CNN. Why these French voters support Macron Europe Le Pen When it comes to Europe, Le Pen, the leader of France’s National Front party, has been consistent in her message: “My way or no way.” If elected, she has said she will quickly begin negotiations with the other EU member states to change the nature …

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FGM: The mother trying to protect her daughters – BBC News

April 23, 2017

… anything left to give. They said to give her water and tried to clean her up. That was all she had to make her feel better – water. Find out more For links to organisations offering support on FGM visit BBC Action Line World Health Organisation factsheet on FGM Crimestoppers are encouraging people to report FGM Image caption Campaigners believe young girls are targeted for FGM in the summer holidays – when there is time for them to recover No way will I let someone do …

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Why Staffordshire oatcakes are being eaten in Arizona – BBC News

April 22, 2017

The local “superfans” Image copyright PA Image caption Oatcakes were produced in the “traditional way” at Hanley’s Hole in the Wall Michael even got his neighbours hooked, such is his love of them. Another superfan, Jan Lacey, from Kidsgrove, says she takes oatcakes on holidays to Cornwall – including for family members living in the South West. She passed on her love of the “Tunstall tortilla” by weaning her now 28-year-old son on …

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The icing on the cake – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… Elora’s mum made the cake and bought balloon, pompoms and a dress Lisa thinks 800 was a lot to spend on a birthday, but she says: “If you have 800 to spare then who am I to judge? “Our daughter, Elora, loved her first birthday. We used a professional photographer and it cost us 40 for the session, including 10 images. “I made the cake myself, bought balloons and pom-poms and a dress and it all cost under 80. “I think a cake smash is a wonderful way to celebrate …

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How US, Indonesia can both win from strengthening ties

April 22, 2017

… committed to Asia and that President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy will benefit the world just like the “rising tide will lift all boats”. He also said the US would do more to increase fair and open trade in a win-win way by removing barriers to trade. However, he also emphasized that US companies face many barriers and difficulties in the Indonesian market, including intellectual property, the lack of transparency and requirements in manufacturing to …

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The beginner’s guide to the French elections

April 20, 2017

(CNN)France is about to pick a new President. That’s nice, you say, but you’re still recovering from the tectonic shifts of 2016. (Brexit! Trump!) You really should pay attention, though. One of Europe’s most important countries could end up being run by a far-right leader or someone who’s never held elected office. Either way, the result will ripple across the globe. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming vote. Why should you care? If …

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How Trump could make US a climate pariah over Paris pact

April 18, 2017

(CNN)Reports have it that President Donald Trump will assemble his advisers on Tuesday to decide on whether to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Naturally, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a career-long, oil-industry shill from Oklahoma, is arguing to pull out. Yet even Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil, is arguing to stay. If Trump goes with Pruitt instead of Tillerson, he will immediately create a worldwide consensus on climate action: to fight the …

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‘Leftovers’ Director Points To Trump As Possible End-Of-Days ‘Agent Of Destruction’

April 17, 2017

… because they believe it means the destruction of sin and sinners while they take their place with the Lord. If you are unhappy with the way things are going, you may want to elect an agent of destruction. I think its very interesting that Trump doesnt identify as particularly religious, [but] so many evangelicals got behind him. Are we closer to the apocalypse now than we were a year ago? I dont think so, he told Inverse. One of the things we tried to say in the third season of the show is …

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Scrapped free schools ‘wasted’ nearly 140m, says NUT – BBC News

April 17, 2017

… programmes cannot attract sufficient numbers of pupils.” Labour’s shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner, said it was further evidence that the “free schools programme is a deeply inefficient way to provide the new school places that are desperately needed”. The Department for Education said free schools were popular with parents and their creation had given parents more choices in finding good local schools. “The construction costs of a newly-built free school …

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UK funding increased to fight neglected tropical diseases – BBC News

April 16, 2017

… poverty with no way out. Yet they are treatable. “These diseases have been named ‘neglected’ for a reason, but I’m not prepared for them to be neglected any longer.” Related Topics Priti Patel More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsEZ Spokesperson Creator – Jump Start JUMP-START’ your own video business right now with this 100% ready-to-go VIDEO AGENCY WEBSITE PLUS Matt’s Advanced Training “How To Sell Videos To Businesses”Unstoppable Tube …

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Trump carves out tough commander-in-chief posture

April 14, 2017

… the pace of operations against ISIS in Syria and Iraq and elsewhere. “What I do is authorize my military,” Trump said at the White House, before comparing the proactive use of force by his own White House with the way the military was handled under Obama. “Frankly, that is why they have been so successful lately, if you look at what has happened over the last eight weeks and compare that really to what has happened over the last eight years, you will see there has been a …

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What it means to be pansexual

April 13, 2017

… gender neutral norms. “It is a broad word, and that is because people want to have the freedom to self-identify any way they want without being labeled by anyone else,” said psychotherapist and sex therapist Michael Aaron. “It has cultural resonance because it is so broad and allows for so much flexibility and choice.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsChannel Authority Builder (UTX OTO1) VydioX RESELLERS Ultimate Passive Income – Complete Sales Funnel …

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

April 13, 2017

… to figure out a way to make the government more responsive, more accountable,” he said. “And that means taking care of the people who are doing a good job.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP OptinBoxes (Single Site) Instamate Luxury Edition 2017 Instamate is the worlds first all in 1 web based Instagram tool that finds the most viral content on FB, Instagram and Pinterest then allowing you to post and Schedule directed from the computer.ViZeo Pro – Video …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… politicians, even more-despised international rivals and a hundred other things that confirm these two places actually have way more in common than they’d ever care to admit. Every Barcelona has its Madrid. Every Dallas its Houston. Moscow its St. Petersburg. Sao Paolo its Rio. But Australia’s two biggest cities have been relentlessly butting heads since Melbourne was founded in 1835 by exactly the sort of industrious Tasmanian pastoralists that Sydney’s founding felons …

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‘SNL’ gets Trump and O’Reilly just right

April 10, 2017

(CNN)“Saturday Night Live” returned after a three-week hiatus and delivered a stinging and bold comedic takedown of both Bill O’Reilly and President Donald Trump’s alleged history of sexual misconduct with women. Although “SNL” was unfair in one way — it lumped Trump and O’Reilly’s history of sexism together — when in reality Trump’s is far worse. The show opened the show with Alec Baldwin as Trump at a town hall meeting in …

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Mesmerizing Video Of Hawaii Beach Sand Reveals Unsettling Reality

April 10, 2017

… way to the sea every year, according to a 2015 study.And all that trash harms the environment and wildlife in a variety of ways. Whats more, when fish consume plastic or microplastic (plastic pieces that are smaller than five millimeters), they also absorb the toxic chemicals contained in the digested debris.Some of those toxic chemicals may end up in the seafoodhumans consume. Thats why organizations like Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii hold monthly beach clean ups and share their collected …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… second to the young American, and was tied 10th last year. “You’ve got to be aggressive at times, there’s certain pins you’ve got to take advantage of but this is a golf course you’ve got to pick your moments,” Rose told Sky Sports. “That will be the gameplan.” Garcia, 37, part of a four-way share of the lead at halfway with Hoffman, Fowler and Pieters, is still chasing a first major title in his 74th attempt, a run which has included 22 top …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… explicit religious commitments to holy Shiite sites. Their brutality is arguably religiously motivated in a way similar to that of ISIS. That Gabbard and her allies believe being secular is enough to grant Assad legitimacy is even more important. The unspoken argument here is that alleged war crimes, mass torture and decades of repressive one-family rule are acceptable, so long as they dont have a pesky Muslim tinge. The message is precisely what controversial Trump White House advisers like …

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House Republicans Were Handed A Historic Opportunity. They’re Blowing It.

April 7, 2017

… health care bill before the Easter break, said Republicans were still on schedule. But all the flexibility on timing wont account for the inflexibility of Ryans conference. Conservatives insist the GOP health care bill eliminate regulations that protect people with pre-existing conditions from being charged more for insurance. Moderates have said they cant go along with that. And Republicans appear to have no way to break those disagreements. And theyre supposed to pass a massive …

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