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82-Year-Old Pope Francis Is 'First Pope To Write a Line of Code'

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: After seeing to it that UK Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau all received (widely-publicized) coding lessons, Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi noted in late 2016 that he was "still working on Pope Francis." GeekWire reports that Partovi was able to cross that one off his bucket list Thursday, as he helped Pope Francis become 'the first Pope to write a line of code' at a 'Programming for Peace' eve...
Tags: UK, Microsoft, US, Barack Obama, Tech, David Cameron, Pope Francis, Pope, Vatican City, Francis, Hadi Partovi, Justin Trudeau, Brad Smith, Slashdot, Partovi, Twitch TV


Vaccines Can Help Fight the Rise of Drug-Resistant Microbes

An anonymous reader quotes the Harvard School of Public Health: Drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea, salmonella, Escherichia coli (E. coli) and many other disease-causing agents are flourishing around the world, and the consequences are disastrous -- at least 700,000 people die globally as a result of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) annually, according to a 2016 review on antimicrobial resistance commissioned by former UK Prime Minister David Cameron. It's a perilous situation, but several new st...
Tags: UK, Tech, David Cameron, National Academy of Sciences, AMR, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health


Mosque attacks and the narrative of exclusion | Letters

Guardian readers respond to the Christchurch shootingsJonathan Freedland (We must confront the right’s hate preachers, 16 March) is right to castigate Viktor Orbán, Matteo Salvini and Donald Trump for their anti-Islamic rhetoric. But we must not omit the part played by British politicians in deliberately adopting language that promotes hatred of religious and racial groups. Boris Johnson’s “letterboxes”, David Cameron’s “swarm” of migrants, Theresa May’s “Go home” posters, Sajid Javid’s “asylum ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, US, David Cameron, World news, US news, Australian immigration and asylum, Immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Theresa May, Islam, New Zealand, Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid, Donald Trump, Christchurch


MPs told to pass Brexit deal by next Wednesday or face long article 50 extension - as it happened

MPs vote by 321 to 278 to rule out no deal despite government whipping Tory MPs against motion, following 312-308 win for Spelman amendmentFull story: May’s final warning to Tory rebels: back me or lose BrexitHow did each MP vote?What were the no-deal amendments?Evening summary 1.57am GMT Folks, it’s time to wrap up the blog for the night. I’ll be back in a few hours to launch a new Politics live blog, bringing you all of Thursday’s Brexit and other political news. A reminder of what’s on th...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Philip Hammond, Salvador Dalí


Brexit: MPs told to pass deal by next Wednesday or face long article 50 extension - Politics live

MPs vote by 321 to 278 to rule out no deal despite government whipping Tory MPs against motion, following 312-308 win for Spelman amendmentHow did each MP vote?What were the no-deal amendments? 8.25pm GMT The division lists for tonight’s three votes should be on the Commons website here (although it has been crashing). 8.23pm GMT This is from Alasdair de Costa at the Institute for Government showing how cabinet ministers voted on the main motion.Five attending members of the Cabinet did ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Philip Hammond, Pmqs


Brexit: May suffers fresh defeat as MPs rule out no deal by majority of four – Politics live

MPs vote 312-308 for Spelman amendment after May’s withdrawal-deal defeatThe no-deal amendmentsMay to vote against no dealCivil service left floundering 7.23pm GMT MPs are now voting on the Green amendment (aka the Malthouse compromise one).This is what it says.At end, add “; notes the steps taken by the government, the EU and its member states to minimise any disruption that may occur should the UK leave the EU without an agreed withdrawal agreement and proposes that the government should b...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove


Brexit: MPs debate ruling out no-deal exit from EU – Politics live

MPs will hold fresh vote on nation’s future after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated on TuesdayWhat are the amendments to the motion to prevent no-deal Brexit?How did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?Civil service stressed and floundering amid Brexit paralysis 3.24pm GMT Gove says farmers would face “very, very challenging circumstances” in the event of a no-deal Brexit.He says many businesses have made the preparations they would need to be able to carry on trading with the EU ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, Philip Hammond, Dominic Grieve, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Brexit: Hammond hints PM should back softer exit, saying MPs should 'map out consensus' – Politics live

MPs to have fresh vote on nation’s future after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated on TuesdayPhilip Hammond’s spring statement: follow live on our business blogHow did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?Civil service stressed and floundering amid Brexit paralysis 2.17pm GMT This is from Guy Verhofstadt, the European parliament’s lead Brexit spokesman, commenting on an Instagram post from Donald Tusk, the European council president.Sometimes it takes a child to put everything in pe...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, Michael Gove, Philip Hammond, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Hammond


Brexit: May makes new free vote concession ahead of no-deal debate – Politics live

Fresh vote on nation’s future comes after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated in the Commons on TuesdayPhilip Hammond’s spring statement: follow live on our business blogHow did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?Civil service stressed and floundering amid Brexit paralysis 1.06pm GMT Hammond has also managed a Brexit joke. Announcing money for a new super-computer at Edinburgh University, five times faster than existing one, he says with the right algorithms, it might even be able ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Bbc, Theresa May, Labour, Edinburgh University, Philip Hammond, Tories, Article 50, Brexit


PMQs: May faces Corbyn after new free vote concession to Brexiters ahead of no-deal debate – Politics live

Fresh vote on nation’s future comes after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated in the Commons on TuesdayFull story: MPs defeat May’s Brexit deal by 149 votesHow did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal? 12.12pm GMT Corbyn says Owen Paterson said during the referendum “Only a madman would leave the single market.” With May’s deal decisively rejected, what is May now for. Labour’s plan is the only credible show in town.May says Corbyn says he opposes no deal, but he votes to bring it cl...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Cbi, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, Owen Paterson, Article 50, Brexit


Cory Booker: Ivy League elite or hunger-striking hero?

The New Jersey senator wants to take on Trump in 2020, but what sort of president would he be? His background offers many mixed clues Cory Booker takes selfies after a campaign event in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images Cory Booker came to national attention in 2002, fighting an election against incredible odds. In the contest for mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he faced both an entrenched incumbent who would later go to jail for corruption and an entire political ma...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, News, Obama, Congress, Stanford, America, Barack Obama, David Cameron, Hillary Clinton, Judaism, Yale, New York Times, Iowa, New Jersey, Oxford, US Senate


Brexit: No-deal tariff plan would be 'sledgehammer' for economy, says CBI – Politics live

Fresh vote on nation’s future comes after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated in the Commons on TuesdayFull story: MPs defeat May’s Brexit deal by 149 votesHow did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal? 9.19am GMT This is from the former Ukip leader Nigel Farage.Have just come out of a meeting with Barnier and he is scared of a no deal WTO Brexit. There is also huge pressure on Mrs May, if she demands an extension, to give a firm reason why. There will be no blank cheque for it. I’ll ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Cbi, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, Nigel Farage, Ukip, Boris Johnson, Iain Duncan Smith, Article 50


Flight to Malaysia forced to turn around after mother leaves baby at airport

A young mother on a flight from Saudi Arabia to Malaysia reportedly had the shock of her life when she realised she had accidentally left her baby behind in the airport terminal.  The Saudi Arabian Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur returned to its gate in King Abdulaziz airport, Jeddah after the panicked woman alerted cabin crew that she had forgotten to bring her child.  A video of the pilot requesting Air Traffic Control in Arabic and English for permission to return has gone viral on social med...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, David Cameron, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Air Traffic Control, Samantha, Nancy, Buckinghamshire, Jeddah, Saudi Arabian Airlines, King Abdulaziz, The Gulf News


The fastest-growing sport in Rwanda is cricket

THE BIKE riders competing in the Tour du Rwanda, billed as “Africa's biggest cycling race”, hurtled off on February 24th across mountains famous for gorillas, with the eighth and final lung-bursting stage ending in Kigali, the capital, a week later. President Paul Kagame, meanwhile, tweets his loyalty to Arsenal Football Club. His cash-strapped government is paying the club $39m over three years for the words “Visit Rwanda” to appear on the sleeves of the players' shirts. Rwandan afici...
Tags: News, Africa, David Cameron, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Kigali, Arsenal Football Club


Is This The Break?

British PM Theresa May has announced today that if her latest Brexit proposal fails Parliament will vote on delaying Brexit or proceeding to a no-deal Brexit. The failure of her latest plan seems highly likely, if not certain. That would simply match every other plan she’s cobbled together. I have not followed the inner workings of each of these deals to have much ability to predict. The basic issue has been clear for a while. There’s no majority for any actual deal since the whole thing was sol...
Tags: Europe, News, France, Germany, Russia, US, David Cameron, Eu, Britain, Theresa May, United Kingdom, Parliament, Brexit, Josh Marshall, Editor’s Blog, Fintan O Toole Brexit


Rude Awakening (OT)

Today's my birthday—I'm three years away from being old. (The DSM now defines "middle age" as the years from age 45 to 65, and I'm clinging to that.) I've had better Februaries. First, the State of New York put my car under house arrest for the whole month and then some (long story—I stupidly let my insurance lapse late last Winter, and the penalty in my case is that your plates and registration are confiscated for an equal amount of time). Second, I've got a case of gastroenteritis that won't g...
Tags: Photography, New York, Nbc, David Cameron, European Union, Theresa May, Switzerland, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Bokeh, Brexit, Jeb, Gore, Off-topic Posts, Donald, Michael Johnston


David Cameron: derailed by noble intent or undone by his own hubris?

With Brexit weeks away, many see the former PM as the man who wrecked Britain. Cameron’s memoirs will reveal more but meanwhile, we ask his friends and former colleagues: where did it all go wrong?In the icy depths of late January, just as Theresa May was absorbing the latest parliamentary defeat for her Brexit plan, David Cameron landed in the sunshine of southern India. He had been hired to deliver a lecture on geopolitics, plus a few amusing cricket anecdotes, in Chennai, in honour of the lat...
Tags: Books, Politics, India, David Cameron, George Osborne, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Cameron, Conservative And Liberal Democrat Cabinet, Samantha, Brexit, Chennai, Camerons, Biography books


Tracey Emin Condemns Blair and Cameron in Recent Interview

Tracey Emin has offered her thoughts on the last 20 years of British politics in a new email, blasting former PMs David Cameron and Tony Blair. “Both of these men, who are fine politicians and essentially good people, will be remembered in history for doing the most terrible things to our political system and I don’t […]
Tags: Art, News, David Cameron, Cameron, Tony Blair, Art News, Minipost, Tracey Emin, Blair


Demolition of Bristol eyesore makes way for university campus

Temple Quarter’s rich past includes housing squatters, Royal Mail and a cattle marketDemolition work is under way at Bristol’s most famous eyesore, bringing an end to a sprawling, derelict building that became a playground for squatters, illegal ravers and graffiti artists.The former Royal Mail sorting office, which was once reportedly likened by the former prime minister David Cameron to the “entrance to a war zone”, is to be brought down to make way for a new university campus. Continue readin...
Tags: Education, David Cameron, UK News, Culture, Heritage, Higher Education, Royal Mail, Bristol


The Brexit nightmare is entirely the Tories' fault. Don't blame Labour | Alex Hern

From Cameron promising a vote he never wanted to hold to May taking us to the brink of no deal - it’s a very Conservative messThere isn’t much that’s funny about Brexit. At least, not funny ha-ha. But there is one aspect of it that is at least curious: that this act of national foot-shooting has resulted in quite so many people putting the blame for it on the two main political parties – even though only one of them has been in power since 2010. Related: We’ll never see a cross-party deal on B...
Tags: Europe, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Labour, Cameron, Article 50, Brexit, Don, Rafael Behr, Alex Hern


Brexit: David Cameron warned by Donald Tusk over 'stupid referendum'

Donald Tusk tells a BBC documentary he told the ex-prime minister to "get real" before the referendum.
Tags: UK, News, David Cameron, Bbc, Donald Tusk


Theresa May tells MPs she has identified 'three key changes' needed to her Brexit policy – Politics live

Theresa May sets out to MPs her plan B following the Commons defeat of her Brexit planFrom backstop tweaks to no no-deal: possible amendments to May’s next Brexit motionLunchtime summaryTheresa May’s Brexit statement - Summary and analysis 5.24pm GMT Business groups have expressed alarm that parliament does not seem to be getting any closer to agreeing a Brexit deal.This is from Carolyn Fairbairn, the CBI director general.While the government’s move to consult more widely is welcome, as is t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Cbi, David Cameron, Eu, George Osborne, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Francois Hollande, Labour, Parliament, Emily Thornberry, Brexit


Brexit: May says £65 fee for EU nationals applying for settled status to be abolished – Politics live

Theresa May sets out to MPs her plan B following the Commons defeat of her Brexit planFrom backstop tweaks to no no-deal: possible amendments to May’s next Brexit motionLunchtime summary 4.21pm GMT Here is the full text of May’s statement to MPs. 4.21pm GMT Hilary Benn, the Labour chair of the Commons Brexit committee, says May’s door may be open, but her mind is closed. She is ruling out rejecting no deal, and ruling out a customs union. He urges her to accept the plan in the committee’...
Tags: Europe, Politics, David Cameron, Eu, George Osborne, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Francois Hollande, Labour, Emily Thornberry, Hilary Benn, Brexit, Donald Tusk, May


Cameron told me privately Lib Dems would block referendum he promised, Tusk claims - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about what she plans next following the Commons defeat of her Brexit planJacob Rees-Mogg’s LBC interview - SummaryDowning Street lobby briefing - Snap summary 2.17pm GMT I asked David Cameron, ‘Why did you decide on this referendum, this – it’s so dangerous, so even stupid, you know,’ and, he told me - and I was really amazed and even shocked - that the only reason was his own party,...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, David Cameron, Eu, George Osborne, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Bbc, Ireland, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, Cameron, LBC


In The UK, David Cameron Is Still Getting Blamed For The Brexit Mess

The shed-dwelling ex-prime minister unites a divided country.
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David Cameron: I don't regret calling referendum

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron says he backs Theresa May's efforts to secure a Brexit deal with the EU, but insists he does not regret calling the referendum.
Tags: UK, News, David Cameron, Eu, Theresa May


Brexit in dates: From Leave shock to parliament's historic vote

From the shock Brexit referendum result to Tuesday's momentous vote on Theresa May's unpopular divorce deal with the European Union, here are the milestones on Britain's rocky road out of the bloc after 46 years. It prompts the resignation the next day of Conservative prime minister David Cameron, who had called the referendum and led the campaign to remain in the EU. In a race to replace Cameron, key Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson does not put himself forward as expected and May, the interio...
Tags: News, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Britain, Theresa May, Cameron, Boris Johnson, May the interior


Danny Dyer discovers more royal ancestry with French king Saint Louis

Actor finds out about devout ancestor in Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family on BBC OneIn the last 12 months Danny Dyer has called David Cameron a “twat” on live television, watched his daughter win Love Island and delivered Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas Message.Now there may be a simple explanation for the actor’s elevation to national treasure status: he is the descendant of a saint. Continue reading...
Tags: Television, Media, David Cameron, UK News, Bbc, Television & radio, Factual TV, Saint Louis, Danny Dyer, BBC oNE


New Brexit Poster: Meet the Man Who Altered the History of Britain

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Brexit poster: Meet the man who altered the history of Britain HBO has released the official poster for their upcoming original film Brexit, featuring Emmy winning-actor Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings, billed as “the man who altered the history of Britain.” The movie is scheduled to debut on Saturday, January 19, at 9 p.m. ET. Check out the full poster below (via Vital Thrills). RELATED: Benedict Cumberbatch Stars in HBO Films’ Brexit Trailer ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Cameron, Britain, TV News, Cumberbatch, Brexit, Dominic Cummings, James Graham, Scott Derrickson, Craig Oliver, Rory Kinnear, ComingSoon, Movie News


David Cameron's parliamentary pass 'expires'

The ex-prime minister is no longer among former MPs with special access to the Palace of Westminster.
Tags: UK, News, David Cameron



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