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‘You Did Not Act in Time.’ Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Addresses UK Parliament

Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has called the United Kingdom’s response to climate change “beyond absurd” in a speech to members of parliament. Thunberg, 16, appeared on the 2019 TIME 100, for her work in sparking a number of youth-led protests calling for action on climate change. While addressing the U.K. parliament on Tuesday,…
Tags: Uncategorized, Climate Change, Environment, Onetime, United Kingdom

The U.K.’s Version of the Green New Deal Has No Idea What It’s Doing

‘THIS IS AN EMERGENCY,” warns the website of the Extinction Rebellion, a group of climate-change activists whose civil disobedience has included gluing themselves to a train and to Jeremy Corbyn’s fence, nailing a pink boat to the ground in Oxford Circus, pouring fake blood outside Downing Street, holding a “die in” at London’s Natural History Museum, and camping beneath the city’s Marble Arch.What do they want? (1) For Britain to declare a “climate and ecological emergency,” (2) for Britain to ...

UK gives Huawei an amber light to supply 5G

The UK government will allow Huawei to be a supplier for some non-core parts of the country’s 5G networks, despite concerns that the involvement of the Chinese telecoms vendor could pose a risk to national security. But it will be excluded from core parts of the networks, according to reports in national press. The news of prime minister Theresa May’s decision made during a meeting of the National Security Council yesterday was reported earlier by The Telegraph. The newspaper said multiple mi...
Tags: Europe, Mobile, Security, 5g, Artificial Intelligence, Australia, Ciaran Martin, Computer Security, European Commission, European Union, Gchq, Huawei, National Cyber Security Centre, National Security, National Security Council, New Zealand

Trump’s State Visit To Britain Is Set For June

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday. The palace said Trump and his wife, Melania, had accepted an invitation from the queen for a visit that will take place June 3-5. Though many other presidents have visited the monarch, only two — George W. Bush and Barack Obama — were honored with a state visit, which typically features royal pomp including a banquet with the queen at Buckingham ...
Tags: News, AP story, Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom, Summer Concepcion

22 of the best things to do in Edinburgh, Scotland

Looking for things to do in Edinburgh? Well, look no further, as this comprehensive guide will give you a wheeng (Scottish word for a huge amount) of information so you can make the most out of your time in Scotland’s historic capital city. Travel writer, Edinburgh native and official Edinburgh tour guide Karen Worrall shares […] Read the original post 22 of the best things to do in Edinburgh, Scotland on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Tags: City Guides, Guest Posts, United Kingdom

President Trump To Make First U.K. State Visit in June

President Donald Trump is to travel to the U.K. on a state visit this June, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Tuesday. Trump will travel to the U.K. with the First Lady for three days from June 3 to 5, in what will be their second visit since Trump’s Presidency began. Their first visit, in July 2018,…
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Trump to make first state visit to UK in June

US President Donald Trump will make his first state visit to the United Kingdom in June, according to two sources familiar with the plans.

A Woman Has Been Arrested in the Killing of Journalist Lyra McKee

The 57-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday under the terrorism act
Tags: Uncategorized, Onetime, Overnight, United Kingdom

Kensington Palace Releases Photos of Britain’s Prince Louis Ahead of His First Birthday on Tuesday

He has largely been kept out of the public eye since he was born
Tags: Uncategorized, Onetime, United Kingdom

Summer Vacation 2019: Inexpensive Airfares?

Read the full article on at - Summer Vacation 2019: Inexpensive Airfares? If you’re planning your summer vacation now and looking for inexpensive airfares, you might find a few to European cities. One reason is that because of uncertainty and fear over Brexit, many folks in the United Kingdom and in Europe in general have postponed travel plans or have canceled them. And what’s the result? What... The post Summer Vacation 2019: Inexpensive Airfares? appeared first on Peter Gre...
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MiddleGround buys Peterson Spring

MiddleGround Capital has acquired Southfield, Michigan-based Peterson Spring, a specialty spring manufacturer. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE LEXINGTON, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MiddleGround Capital (“MiddleGround”), a new private equity firm that makes control investments in business-to-business (“B2B”) industrial and specialty distribution companies in the North American lower middle market today announced the closure of its second transaction in its inaugural private equity fund ...
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Believe It Or Not, Brexit Is Actually Helping The European Union - NPR

Believe It Or Not, Brexit Is Actually Helping The European Union   NPR When the United Kingdom voted for Brexit nearly three years ago, some thought it might mark the beginning of the end of the European Union. But a Brexit ...

Believe It Or Not, Brexit Is Actually Helping The European Union

When the United Kingdom voted for Brexit nearly three years ago, some thought it might mark the beginning of the end of the European Union. But a Brexit domino theory has remained just that.
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Huawei says it shipped 59M smartphones in Q1 as revenue jumped 39% to $27B

Fresh from an $8.8 billion profit last year, much-maligned Chinese tech giant Huawei is touting yet more growth. The firm said today that revenue in the first quarter of 2019 grew 39 percent year-on-year to reach $26.78 billion, or 179.7 billion CNY. The company claims it is owned by its employees — although a recent academic paper challenged that. While it isn’t listed publicly, it declares yearly business figures which are audited by KPMG and now, for the first time, it has given out quarterly...
Tags: Asia, China, Tech, Smartphones, Companies, United States, Telecommunications, United Kingdom, Deutsche Telekom, Kpmg, Huawei, Carrier, Carrier Business Group

Police in Northern Ireland Free 2 Teenagers Arrested in Journalist’s Shooting Death

They were released from police custody without being charged
Tags: News, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Overnight, Onetime

Nurdles are the Environmental Calamity of 2019

A year ago, I thought a nurdle was a cricket term for a score by deflecting the ball rather than striking it. But in the last twelve months I learned that a nurdle is also a term for a small, lentil size, pellet of plastic that serves as raw material in the manufacture of plastic products. Nurdle, an idiom for pre production plastic pellets, are the malleable polymers that are molded into everything from plastic drink bottles to plastic piping and an untold number of other consumer products. But...
Tags: Law, Scotland, ExxonMobil, Environmental, United Kingdom, SEC, Phillips, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Stuart Kaplow, Green Britain, Chevron Corp, Marine Conservation Society, Amina Mohammed, Codes and Regulations, Green Building Law, Nairobi United Nations

Probe of Hotel Booking Sites Results in Enforcement Action in the United Kingdom

Expiration notice: Brian Cohen, we’re sending you limited-time deals for your PTO. You’ve been issued EXTREME DISCOUNTS...Brian, you’re the one. We’re serious: pay up to HALF less! Grab your umbrella, Brian – it’s raining deals! Those are only four of the actual headlines that scream at me on a regular basis from e-mail messages which I received from a variety of hotel booking sites on the Internet — often enough that I actually ignore them because they usually contain either sales which in no w...
Tags: Travel, United Kingdom, Brian, Brian Cohen, Hotels And Lodging

The UK’s latest list of most hacked passwords is as bad as you’d think

Names, soccer players, musicians and fictional characters make up some of the worst passwords of the year, according to the U.K. government’s National Cyber Security Center. But nothing beats “123456” as the worst password of all. It’s no shock to any seasoned security pro. For years, the six-digit password has been donned the worst password of all, given its wide usage. Trailing behind the worst password is — surprise, surprise — “123456789”. The NCSC said more than 30 million victims use those...
Tags: Security, Identity Management, Tech, United Kingdom, Password, Password Manager, Smart Devices, Computer Security, Troy Hunt

The Royal Family Celebrated a Festive Easter and the Queen’s 93rd Birthday

Talk about a double header. Members of the royal family joined the Queen for Easter service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Sunday, and it also happened to be her 93rd birthday. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and William Duke of Cambridge stepped out in their Sunday best, with…
Tags: News, Holidays, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Royals, Onetime

Pump the Brakes on the Illumina and Pacific Biosciences Deal

The United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Authority has opened an investigation into the acquisition. What happens now?
Tags: Finance, Article, United Kingdom, Competition And Markets Authority, Illumina, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 47396dc5-4583-594a-bc07-9acca6884ea0

Climate Protesters Again March in London as Arrests Hit 710

Climate change protests began earlier this week in the British capital
Tags: London, News, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Onetime

Guide to live music in Manchester

If High Fidelity were a British film, Manchester is where it would have taken place. The city is the United Kingdom’s equivalent to Chicago, a major metropolis that would be too often overlooked if it didn’t have a booming music scene to fill in the colors. Indeed, the UK’s musical legacy would be far weaker without the Warehouse City’s contributions. London had the Sex Pistols, but Manchester had the Buzzcocks, who actually invited the Pistols up to Manchester for the first time. London gave...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, London, Wilco, Best, Chicago, United Kingdom, Manchester, Sex Pistols, Belfast, Oldham, All, Bush, Viva, Buzzcocks

Lawsuit after 2 casinos couldn’t take March Madness bets

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A casino operator is suing a tech company after a contract dispute shuttered its sports betting platform at two West Virginia casinos ahead of the NCAA Tournament. A Friday news release from Delaware North says it’s filed a civil suit seeking monetary damages against United Kingdom-based Miomni Gaming and its CEO, […]
Tags: News, Sports, West Virginia, Ap, Nation, United Kingdom, Ncaa, Delaware North, CHARLESTON W Va, Miomni Gaming

Climate Change Protesters Have Shut Down London’s Historic Waterloo Bridge

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson joined the Extinction Rebellion protesters
Tags: London, News, Climate Change, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Oscar, Emma Thompson, Waterloo Bridge, U.K, Onetime

New IRA Blamed for Killing of Journalist in North Ireland Riots

The dissident republican group, the New IRA, was most likely responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry, police in Northern Ireland said Friday. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old journalist and author Lyra McKee died after she was shot during rioting in the Creggan…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Ira, Londonderry, North Ireland, Onetime, Lyra McKee

Aldi “Private Brand is Coming”

German discount grocer Aldi continues its “Like brands. Only cheaper.” advertising campaign in the United Kingdom with the introduction of a Game of Thrones inspired commercial. The new spot features Aldi’s private brand toilet paper. You just finished reading Aldi "Private Brand is Coming"! Consider leaving a comment! SPONSORS:  
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Effective July 15, British porn consumers will be required entrust their sexual tastes to private companies' badly secured databases

Back when David Cameron was Prime Minister, he took advice from Patrick Rock (later revealed to be a a trafficker in images depicting the abuse of children) on how to stop children from seeing internet pornography. The solution they arrived at was bananas: every adult service in the UK would have to verify the identity of every user they had, assuring themselves that anyone who tried to look at porn was over 18. As the unworkability of this idea became more obvious, the UK government tried ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Video, UK, News, Sex, Censorship, David Cameron, Surveillance, Canada, United Kingdom, Pornography, Bbfc, Patrick rock, Ashley Madison, Sean Cody

India to surpass UK as second-most targeted country for payment card fraud: report

India will likely surpass the United Kingdom to become the second-most targeted country for payment card fraud this year, a research firm said, highlighting inadequate defense against cyber crime at financial institutions in the country.
Tags: UK, Money, India, businessNews, United Kingdom

Ron Burgundy Talks England With A Real British Person

It’s practically like being in London Ron Burgundy finds everything about England fascinating: the people, the food, the history, the architecture, the language, you name it! There’s so much to discuss about the United Kingdom, how could it possibly be contained to a single podcast episode? That’s the challenge Ron and producer Carolina readily tackle in this week’s episode. Admittedly, two Americans chatting about England might not be the most informative way to cover the...
Tags: England, London, Britain, United Kingdom, Humor, Ron Burgundy, Ron, Carolina, BEA, The Ron Burgundy Podcast, Harry Potter Downton Abbey An American Werewolf

These are the world's 12 longest tunnels

For centuries, mountains and lakes posed massive problems for engineers.  In both cases, they make travel nearly impossible and can make trips longer by days or months to bypass obstacles.  However, with the invention of Marc Isambard Brunel and Thomas Cochrane's invention of the tunneling shield in the 19th century, that all began to change. Tunnels could go deeper — underwater through bedrock — allowing for quicker travel times.  From particle accelerators to portals through Switzerland's fam...
Tags: London, Trends, United Kingdom, Cern, Switzerland, Alps, Morden, London England, Brunel, London Thames, Thomas Cochrane, Marc Isambard Brunel