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Gig Economy Business Model Dealt a Blow in California Ruling

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Attorneys involved in the case said the ruling would affect other workers listed as independent contractors in the so-called gig economy , including drivers in ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft . Were the courts to find that workers at companies like GrubHub and Uber, as now constituted, were employees rather than contractors, the companies could respond in several ways. Read More »

Sleeping black bear comes down from tree near home

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The bear was spotted in the morning, napping in the tree in Sirianni Park near Bergen County Community College. The Paramus Police Department said on Facebook Monday night that officers were unable to capture the bear. On Monday, the bear lounged in a tree in a Ridgewood neighborhood. Police are urging everyone to use caution and say that if you see the bear, you should not approach it. Read More »

Government has doubled spend on rural electrification in 4 years: RK Singh

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As per Government of India, out of 18,452 villages in India that were power deprived 3 years ago, 17,181 have been electrified. Congress was responsible for providing electricity to 97 percent of the villages. But almost one-fifth of India's rural households (an estimated 31 million) still do not have access to electricity, with Uttar Pradesh alone accounting for more than 13 million homes that remain in darkness ( See Chart 3 ). Read More »

HS Touts 'Modesty Ponchos' If Prom Dresses Too Revealing

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The ponchos are on display on mannequins inside the school. However, in an email to parents of the high school on Tuesday, which was obtained by BuzzFeed News, the school's principal Eric Haley disputed the station's reporting. "I do believe the school has gone too far with this", the anonymous student said. "As we head to prom, we are to shake hands with all the teachers of course, if you walk through and also a teacher deems the apparel is improper you'll be supplied a poncho in the ... Read More »

Mike Pompeo left Kim Jong-un meeting thinking nuclear deal possible

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South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is willing to discuss normalizing relations with Japan. What is known about the test site? But numerous nuclear experts have cast doubt on that theory, and Kim apparently did, too. Kim, South Korean officials said. But this is a new year, and Kim, in a strong position having obtained demonstrably functional nuclear weapons and missiles, appears ready to deal. Read More »

Casualties, desertions shrinking Afghan security force: watchdog

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The number of Afghan security forces dropped by 11 percent between 2017 and 2018, amid an uptick in violence in the country and despite the US' 17-year-long effort to bolster their abilities. Sanders was echoing comments by Pentagon chief Jim Mattis , who insisted the United States would stand by the Afghan people and the Kabul government. Read More »

Trump's meeting with Buhari will bring Biafra struggle to limelight - IPOB

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This is to save the naysayers some trouble, using their energy to launch attacks when I say that President Buhari is the most-worker friendly administration this country has seen for a long, long time, if ever. President Muhamamdu Buhari has said that most youths from the Northern part of the country were either uneducated or school dropouts. "We had two successful farming seasons, people went to the farm and did very well, but no one is talking about that; only insults". Read More »

Paul McCartney, Khalid among 2018 Austin City Limits lineup

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The last day of the festival is scheduled for October 14. Hosted over two weekends, October 5-7 and 12-14, at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas , ACL Festival has become renowned over the years for their stunning curation of artists. Three-day weekend and VIP passes are available now - and for decidedly affordable prices, given other festivals' finances - at the official ACL website . Read More »

Nominations open for 2018 municipal elections

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Of those who have officially put their hat in the ring, three are running for mayor, 13 are running for one of the 14 ward councillor seats, and one has filed for school board trustee. A third-party advertiser can be an individual, or a representative of a trade union with bargaining rights in Ontario, or a corporation that does business in Ontario. Read More »

Facebook Hate Speech Feature Was Released Accidentally

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Facebook rolled out - apparently accidentally - a short-lived test Tuesday that included asking users if the post they were viewing contained hate speech. Not to fall too deep in the soup, but when Mark Zuckerberg was quizzed by Congress, the subject of Myanmar and Facebook's role in being a place where hate speech was able to be broadcast over the internet, Zuckerberg agreed that changes needed to be made. Read More »

Putin Wants to Keep Nuclear Agreement with Iran Intact

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Tehran, which denies ever pursuing nuclear weapons, dismissed Netanyahu as "the boy who cried wolf", and called his presentation propaganda. Rather, it appeared the presentation, delivered nearly entirely in English, was composed as an Israeli prelude to Trump quitting the accord. Read More »

House Freedom Caucus drafts impeachment articles against Rosenstein, as 'last resort'

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Sources with the caucus emphasized they are not planning right now to move forward with any impeachment effort - apparently intending the draft as a warning shot to the DOJ in their quest for documents. The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed the department for records about the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, as well as the firing of former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe. Read More »

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu says Iran hid nuclear program

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In a statement Monday night, Pompeo says he "personally reviewed numerous Iranian files" and USA experts consider the documents they have reviewed so far to be authentic. The foreign Ministry of Iran called Netanyahu's speech "a meaningless show". The programme aims at developing five nuclear warheads. "If anything is proven right what Israel has done today with the news conference... Read More »

Detractors Deride Duterte for Asking Filipinos to Leave Kuwait

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This, as the Philippine government on Tuesday welcomed an olive branch from Kuwait over their migrant labor row. Kuwait, angered by the rescue of distressed Filipino workers by the embassy, earlier issued two diplomatic protests, and eventually declared Ambassador Renato Villa as persona non grata from the country. Read More »

Russia's floating nuclear plant heads out to sea

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Petersburg, Russia April 28, 2018. To get there, it will be towed by two boats, which - provided there are no delays and conditions are favorable - will travel along at around 3.5 to 4.5 knots. In addition, the nuclear processes at the floating power unit meet all requirements of the International Atomic Energy Agency and do not pose any threat to the environment . Read More »

European Union warns Trump tariff delay hitting businesses

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However, the EU was not expected to gain an extension, despite the union's top trade official Cecilia Malmstrom lobbying US Commerce Secretary Wilbury Russ in last-ditch talks. In a statement Monday local time, the White House said it has reached a final agreement with South Korea on steel exports, the outlines of which were previously announced by the two countries' trade ministers. Read More »

Driver charged with murder in crash that killed Las Vegas teens

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Emergency personnel respond to a auto crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, Calif., Thursday, March 29, 2018. Her bail, which was originally set at $100,000, was raised to $4 million on Monday. Dave Dereszynski told NBC News that authorities re-arrested her after becoming concerned that she may be a flight risk. Police said as the investigation continued, investigators received information that she was possibly intending to flee the country to avoid prosecution. Read More »

Morocco cuts diplomatic ties with Iran over Western Sahara feud

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Morocco has made a decision to sever relationships with Iran over its backing to Western Sahara's separatist movement the Polisario Front, the Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said on Tuesday. In a prior dispute unrelated to the Polisario Front, Morocco cut ties with Iran in 2009, but they were restored in 2014. By 12 voices in favor and three abstentions (Russia, China and Ethiopia), the Security Council adopted a resolution which calls the two parties in conflict, Morocco and the ... Read More »

Texas woman convicted of leaving toddlers in hot auto where they died

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Prosecutors Abby Placke and Kathleen Catania represented the state in the case. But that account of the events wasn't what Randolph originally told police. She then told investigators she went into her home, smoked marijuana and went to sleep for two to three hours. "The defendant said she was asleep for two or three hours". Read More »

Punjab Board Class 10 Result Expected Soon: Know Where To Check

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The Punjab School Education Board ( PSEB ) is likely to declare the results of Class 10th board examinations shortly. However, the exact timings for the result announcement are not yet declared. The BSEB Patna board 2018 Intermediateexams began from February 06 and ended on February 16, 2018. However, PSEB had already announced Class 12th results on 23 April 2018 on its official website. Read More »

"I'm no racist" insists Lord John Kilclooney, calling Varadkar "typical Indian"

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Mr Varadkar headed north of the border on Monday after meeting European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Dundalk - but the trip was described by Sir Jeffrey Donaldson as an example of "disrespect". So the protocol is to contact the Northern Ireland Office". "That includes the principle of consent, peaceful politics, democratic institutions, reconciliation and co-operation". Read More »

Bird photographed carrying a shark that is carrying a fi

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Check out more of Doc Jon's work on his Facebook page . The photographer, who goes by Doc Jon, told weather.com that he captured the picture while walking along Madeira Beach near Johns Pass, west of St. The bird had in its talons a small shark, which had in its teeth a small fish! In the shark's mouth was a fish. Jon said the photos contained no editing trickery. Read More »

FIA announces 2019 F1 changes to boost overtaking

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With less downforce, the vehicle behind has less grip, can not go as fast through the corners and therefore the driver struggles to get close enough to overtake. "A raft of other measures have already been put in place for 2019, including an increase in race fuel allowance to allow drivers to race at full power for longer, the separation of driver weight from auto weight to end the disadvantage of heavier drivers, and the requirement that drivers wear biometric gloves". Read More »

Doctor: Trump associates raided my office after Propecia reveal

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Harold Bornstein said. The timing of the alleged incident suggests that the Trump team's raid was sparked by comments Bornstein made to the New York Times about the president taking Propecia, likely to stimulate hair growth. But Jackson's own future is now in jeopardy after a series of rumors about his conduct ended his nomination to head the Veterans Administration. "This is like a celebration for me." Schiller left the White House last fall. Read More »

Scores feared dead as twin blasts hit Mubi town

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The attack which was reportedly carried out by a teenage suicide bomber occurred on Tuesday afternoon while worshippers were holding Afternoon prayer. Isa Danladi who resides in the area said: " Many people died on the spot and several others were taken to hospital with severe injuries ". At least 24 people are reported to have been killed in suicide bomb blasts in the north-east Nigerian town of Mubi . Read More »

Police arrest man after neighbours say he showed them a body

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A St. Petersburg man, who police say had a woman's body stored in a shed behind his home, has been charged with murder. Angelo Dante Beckford, 40, was arrested Monday and is now facing a murder charge. Police say his mother is dead, but the body they found is not his mother's. The Tampa Bay Times reports Beckford was released from state prison April 1 after serving 10 years for an attempted robbery conviction. Read More »

Smugglers abandon tiger cub in duffel bag on Texas border

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Smugglers left behind a live tiger cub in a duffel bag when they fled back to Mexico after attempting to cross the Rio Grande into Texas. U.S. Border Patrol agents working near the Rio Grande had a odd encounter Monday - one that ultimately led them to the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. Read More »

Large scale deployment of autonomous delivery services

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The latest program could become one of the biggest scale autonomous delivery services globally, with little armies of robots deployed to help in a range of situations across campuses, including delivering food or transferring goods. "I normally miss breakfast because I'm in a rush on the way to work", lifecycle marketing manager Ha Ly said. Apparently this has encouraged workers to spend more time in the outdoor areas, including a patio and basketball court. Read More »