Week in Review, June 24


A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Barclays and former top brass charged with fraud Barclays, its former chief executive and three other top ex-bankers were charged over arrangements struck with Qatar during the bank’s 2008 fundraising to stay out of UK government control, writes Caroline Binham in London. Clockwise from top ...

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This Band Goes Multi-Sensory with Interactive Lights and Beer


When you see the music video for the latest song from The Lights Out , you’ll think this band is out of this world. This is fitting since their album, T.R.I.P. (short for “The Reckonings in Pandimensionality”), features songs that are styled as reports from alternate realities. For the release of this album the band is taking a multisensory approach. ...

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The Ridiculousness of Life


Horrible drivers, coffee on your white blouse, wearing your shirt inside out at the office and the annoying neighbor who constantly parks their over-sized junker on the lawn. OMG, give us a break or better yet–welcome to life. We can make fun of our situations or weep over our morning coffee. Yes, things can really make ...

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Around the World in 18 Sandwiches


The beauty of the sandwich is that you can invent your own. It is almost certainly of doubtful authenticity to attribute the “invention” of the sandwich to John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich who, as the story goes, wished to consume his meat one-handed while still at the gambling table, and so stuck it between two slices of bread. The ...

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Koch network withholding support of Senate health-care bill, pushing for changes


Charles Koch stands for a portrait in 2015. (Patrick T. Fallon/For The Washington Post) COLORADO SPRINGS — The Koch network is working with conservative allies behind the scenes to make changes to the Senate health-care bill that was unveiled this week, declining to endorse the measure as it stands. As hundreds of donors gathered Saturday for a three-day seminar organized ...

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Jail Inmates Rush to Save Fallen Officer, Rather Than Escaping


Six inmates are being hailed as heroes after they saved the life of a correctional officer who passed out during a work detail on Monday. The inmates of Polk County Jail in Georgia were working outside during a particularly humid morning when their security officer, who asked not to identified, collapsed unconscious. At that point, the prisoners could have taken ...

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Don't lose sleep over sharing your bed with your pet or kids

About half of all pet owners share their beds or bedrooms with their pets at night. Although this has been the case through the ages, remarkably few studies have been done about the benefits and drawbacks of this practice. Studies about co-sleeping are limited to the bedtime arrangements of adults, or parents and their children. In an article in Springer’s ...

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Mike Comrie Rape Case Rejected Over Holes In Sodomy Claim


Mike Comrie Rape Case Rejected Over Holes In Sodomy Claim 6/24/2017 12:50 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Ex-NHL star Mike Comrie will NOT be charged with rape — after prosecutors say there was reasonable doubt as to whether his accuser consented to anal sex during a sexual encounter in February.  TMZ Sports broke the story … Comrie was investigated over a Feb. ...

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Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with a Giant Cardboard Maple Leaf


For us Canadians, we all know why 2017 is a big important year in our history. For our American friends and international colleagues, if you don’t already know, this year marks the 150th birthday of Canada. It was on July 1st, 1867 that the Dominion of Canada officially became a nation with the unification of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and ...

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In viaggio: Gian Paolo Barbieri's Travel Photography


In viaggio is a Gian Paolo Barbieri exhibition currently on display at 29 Arts in Progress gallery in Milan, until 14 July, showcasing a collection of one of the greatest masters of contemporary photography. Mostly renowned as a master of fashion photography, this exhibition offers a different view of Barbieri’s work focusing on his trips abroad to Polynesia, Madagascar, the ...

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