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  • This Restaurant Is Charging $100 for One Meatball

    02/23/2018 9:17:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Gina Salamone
    That’s a pricey meatball. A Midtown restaurant will be serving up a swanky version of the Italian classic for a whopping $100, which includes just one meatball paired with a glass of wine, for one day only. On National Meatball Day, March 9, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse will offer an upgraded take on its Kobe beef meatballs that normally sell for just $13. The boosted ball will be made with wagyu beef and winter truffles and stuffed with truffle caciocavallo cheese and foie gras. It’s topped with a creamy shallot and champagne sauce. Odell Beckham Jr. shares Super Bowl meatball...
  • Florida's First-Ever 'Baby Spa' Comes to North Miami Beach

    02/23/2018 4:10:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 2/23 | Selima Hussain
    Spa days aren’t just for adults. Babies can now enjoy the pampering, relaxation and health benefits that come with a fully-fledged spa day, after Florida’s first baby spa service launched in North Miami Beach. “Amazing Baby Spa” caters to infants from two weeks to six months old, according to a news release. The spa features soft lighting, relaxing music and “float tubs,” special baths said to provide infants with numerous health benefits. Additionally, the “float tubs” get babies familiarized with water in preparation for swimming lessons, said Vivian Keeler, a chiropractic physician, doula and childbirth educator who co-founded the spa....
  • Gucci Turbans Face Backlash From Sikhs

    02/23/2018 4:06:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Business Standard ^ | February 24, 2018
    Luxury fashion brand Gucci is facing a backlash from people after it adorned white models with traditional Sikh turbans down the ramp in their brand's Fall 2018 fashion week. The move by Gucci has upset many people and who took to social media to condemn the use of turbans in fashion, by calling it "offensive" and "irresponsible", The Independent reported. Canadian actor and model Avan Jogia began the backlash, in a series of tweets. "could you not find a brown model?", Jogia wrote on Twitter, along with an image of a white male model wearing a blue turban. "and please,...
  • This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like [in CA]

    02/23/2018 6:58:53 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 49 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Feb 22, 2018 | Alana Semuels
    CORONA, Calif.—Roberta Gordon never thought she’d still be alive at age 76. She definitely didn’t think she’d still be working. But every Saturday, she goes down to the local grocery store and hands out samples, earning $50 a day, because she needs the money. “I’m a working woman again,” she told me, in the common room of the senior apartment complex where she now lives, here in California’s Inland Empire. Gordon has worked dozens of odd jobs throughout her life—as a house cleaner, a home health aide, a telemarketer, a librarian, a fundraiser—but at many times in her life, she...
  • Care home hires pole dancers to keep elderly residents entertained

    02/22/2018 8:43:57 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 42 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Thursday 22 Feb 2018 Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/22/care-home-hires-pole-dancers-keep-el | Joe Roberts
    A care home has hired pole dancers to keep its elderly residents entertained. Pictures from the latest performance show residents watching the dancers acrobatically spin around a metal pole in sports bras and knickers. It’s been branded ‘inappropriate’ by local councillors, who said they were ‘staggered’ by the choice of entertainment. But bosses at Fairmile Grange home in Christchurch, Dorset, defended its decision to hire the dancers, the youngest being 10-years-old. Izzy Nicholls, operations and quality director for Encore Care Homes, which runs Fairmile Grange, said: ‘At Fairmile Grange, relatives and residents requested more modern-style activities.However, Councillor Peter Hall said...
  • Since October, Apple Has Made Around 1,600 False Alarm 911 Calls From Elk Grove Facility

    02/22/2018 5:43:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBS ^ | Feb 22, 2018
    Apple hasn’t confirmed which of their devices is actually causing these calls: the iPhone or Apple watch, but both devices can be triggered easily. With just a touch of a button, SOS comes on and 911 is called. “It could potentially have an impact on the services we provide,” said Sgt. Hampton.
  • Macron eyes action against Chinese buyers of French farmland

    02/22/2018 12:01:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 February 2018 15:23 CET+01:00 | AFP
    President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday promised measures to help prevent foreign investors buying agricultural land in France after a string of international controversies over Chinese purchases. “For me, French agricultural lands are strategic investments on which our sovereignty depends, so we can’t allow hundreds of hectares of land to be bought by foreign powers without us knowing the aims of these purchases,” Macron told a crowd of young farmers at the presidential palace. He was referring to news last year that a Chinese fund had bought 900 hectares of land in the cereal-growing Allier region in central France, following an...
  • Police Urge People Not to Contact Them About KFC Chicken Shortage

    02/22/2018 10:46:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, February 22, 2018
    The police have been forced to remind people not to contact them during the KFC chicken shortage. The closure - which has now gone on for five days - was caused by issues with a new delivery contract with DHL, but Scotland Yard have been forced to release a statement after they received multiple "nuisance calls" regarding the meat dilemma. Officers in London issued a reminder not to bother to police with the problem with the Tower Hamlets force writing on Twitter: "Please do not contact us about the #KFCCrisis - it is not a police matter if your favourite...
  • Billionaire Bill Gates has no idea how commoners spend their money

    02/22/2018 10:33:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    It’s been awhile since billionaire Bill Gates had to grocery shop among us plebs, so you’ll forgive him if he’s a little disconnected from the price of common items. The Microsoft co-founder appeared on “Ellen” yesterday, where the daytime host had him guessing costs of supermarket sundries like Rice-a-Roni, pizza rolls and forbidden snack-du-jour Tide Pods. SNIP Gates pegged Rice-a-Roni at $5 (it’s $1). He thought a container of Tide Pods cost $4. Please, it’s $19.97. After guessing an exorbitantly high cost for Totino’s Pizza Rolls, the audience took pity on him and pointed him to a more on-the-nose answer...
  • Uber Eats guy takes condo resident's $343 parcel after delivering food to her neighbour

    02/22/2018 10:04:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    STOMP/Straits Times ^ | 22 February 2018
    Instead of leaving after finishing his delivery run, a man was caught on camera lingering in the corridor of a condominium along Dunearn Road and taking a resident's parcel instead. The Dunearn Suites resident, Stomper binary0018, said she had been expecting a courier delivery from FedEx on Feb 19. As she was not home, the courier called at around 6pm to inform her that he had left her parcel on her doorstep. According to Binary0018, her parcel contained $343.31 worth of beauty products and toiletries. She told Stomp on Feb 20: "I was okay with it as my condo is...
  • Classical Music’s White Male Supremacy is Overt, Pervasive, and a Problem

    02/22/2018 6:38:36 AM PST · by goldendelicious · 80 replies
    Scapi Magazine ^ | 2-18-2018 | Daniel Johanson
    Recognizing that Classical Music has implied White Supremacy for centuries is hard for those that study the art form. In fact, that correlating The Met’s continued programming of dead white men to the rise of White Supremacist tendencies in America is not a far stretch is starting to become apparent to those that follow and review the company’s season announcements. Of course Italian Opera traditions are rich and are the backbone for many composers, but when an American institution, founded on the grounds
  • British Horse Racing is ‘Too White’, Industry Told

    02/22/2018 6:32:05 AM PST · by goldendelicious · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-22-2018 | Virginia Hale
    Speaking at the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards in London on Monday, British Horseracing Authority (BHA) chief Nick Rust said the sport needs to question whether it has a problem with “unconscious bias”. The betting industry bigwig slammed figures which showed that nine in 10 of the 265 nominations received for the awards, which mark the contributions of around 6,000 people who work in Britain’s horse racing and breeding industries, were from a white British or Irish background. “We need to look at what lies behind this and ensure far better representation across the various minority groups in future...
  • Tales From the Cryptocurrency: The Bitcoin Mystery Death That’s Rocking South Korea

    02/22/2018 5:55:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 22, 2018 | Jake Adelstein
    Days after South Korea’s chief proponent of regulating cryptocurrency, Jung Ki-joon, was found mysteriously dead in his home, South Korea apparently has decided not to crack down further on trading in bitcoin and other cybercurrencies. On Tuesday, Choe Heung-ski, chief of South Korea’s Finance Supervisory Service, told reporters that the government would support cryptocurrency trading rather than heavily regulating it or banning it completely.
  • Chinese Wreckers Inflicted 50 Millions Rubles in Damage in a Pacific Federal District Indicted

    02/21/2018 7:42:23 PM PST · by NorseViking · 4 replies
    The damage from the actions of citizens of PRC in Primorye amounted to more than 50 million rubles. They face a lengthy imprisonment if convicted. Citizens of China are jailed before trial in Primorye for attempting to illegally export a large batch of wild animal parts, including the endangered Amur tiger, as well as firearms, ammunition and amber to the PRC, PRIMPRESS reports citing the press service of the Amur Tiger Protection Center. According to the experts, the main part of the contraband are the derivatives of at least five individuals of the Amur tiger (clad skins, 18 claws, bones...
  • Apple releases macOS 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, and tvOS 11.2.6 with Telugu Text bug fix

    02/21/2018 5:46:29 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | February 21, 2018 - 8AM
    Apple releases macOS 10.13.3 supplemental update with with Telugu text bug fixes Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update with a fix to CoreText wherein a Telugu character could crash text apps. Apple addressed a memory corruption issue via improved input validation. macOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update is available via Software Update. Apple releases iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, and tvOS 11.2.6 with with Telugu text bug fixes Apple has released iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, and tvOS 11.2.6 with fixes to CoreText wherein a Telugu character could crash text apps. Apple addressed a memory corruption issue via improved input validation....
  • Looks Like Minneapolis Has Itself a Pizza Bandit

    02/21/2018 4:40:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CITYPAGES ^ | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Mike Mullen
    If America cannot have reasonable gun control, can we at least stop criminals from weaponizing pizza? This is one of no fewer than 45 questions that will run through your mind while viewing the below story, a context-free excerpt posted in a local Nextdoor neighborhood forum. What the tale of the infamous Pizza Bandit of Minneapolis lacks in substance, it makes up for in visuals. As captured and shared by the (consistently wonderful) Best of Nextdoor Twitter account, these images of a pizza slice "strategically" wedged in front of a motion sensor light has the subject line "Suspicious activity." Anyone...
  • Trump on course for clash with House GOP over gun control

    02/21/2018 11:21:51 AM PST · by pabianice · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/21/18 | Bade/Schor
    Conservatives are demanding that ‘concealed-carry’ language hitch a ride on any bill to strengthen background checks. President Donald Trump’s tentative embrace of a narrow background-checks bill is about to hit a towering hurdle: members of his own party. The White House is signaling support for a bipartisan bill that would enhance reporting of violent criminals to the FBI’s background-check database in order to stop them from buying firearms. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) is trying to round up support for it along with the White House — a formidable duo from a party that typically shuns any talk of...
  • How to test your smartphone's speed... And improve its performance.

    02/21/2018 9:56:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.popsci.com ^ | 02/20/2018 | By David Nield
    Is your handset doing its best? Alvaro Reyes via Unsplash _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ After a year or two, your trusty smartphone may not race along at the same speed it used to. You might feel like it has slowed down a little, but before you go in for an upgrade, you should be more scientific about your hunch. To know for sure whether there's a drop-off, here's how to run some benchmarks and speed tests on your phone—and boost its performance if it falls short. Benchmark basics On personal computers, benchmarking has been around for years. Benchmarks are tests that measure the...
  • Why is Jeff Bezos building a giant ‘millennial' clock inside a mountain? [$42M!]

    02/21/2018 7:18:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    www.techradar.com ^ | 21 Feb 2018 | By Jamie Carter
    The Long Now Foundation’s clock is a symbol for multi-generational thinking Jeff Bezos wants us all to be good ancestors. The Amazon supremo just tweeted that installation has begun on one of his pet projects of the last decade, the 10,000 Year Clock, also called the Clock of the Long Now. Designed to stay accurate for that huge time period, the giant clock will tick once a year, moving its century hand every 100 years, and send out a cuckoo once a millennia – just 10 times in its life. And it costs US$ 42 million. What is Bezos thinking?...
  • Dangerous TV Ad for Wrigleys chewing Gum Is Banned

    02/20/2018 10:34:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    DevonLive ^ | 21 FEB 2018 | Neil Shaw
    Watchdogs upheld two complaints from viewersA "dangerous" TV ad showing a woman chewing gum while playing football has been shown the red card. Watchdogs upheld two complaints from viewers who feared the ad for Wrigley's Extra might encourage kids to carry out the "dangerous practice" of chewing gum while playing footie. The ad, which was seen last September, was found to be in breach of rules regarding children plus harm and offence. It was banned from being shown again, and Wrigley's - based in Devon - were warned not to show people chewing gum while playing sport in any future...