Dumped dog Snoop finds forever home

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSnoop was abandoned just days before Christmas “It took a bit of time to get to know what would be the right home for him,” Ms Butler said. “What had happened to him had obviously affected him quite a lot and we could tell that, so… we spent a bit of time getting to know him, and then Laurence got in touch with us and he just sounded like the perfect owner for Snoop.” Image caption The dog had “severe separation anxiety”, the RSPCA said in January Follow BBC West Midlands on Facebook, on Twitter, and sign up for local news updates direct to your phone.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is a bird-pocalypse

Justin Haskins is the executive editor and a research fellow at The Heartland Institute and the editor-in-chief of StoppingSocialism.com. He’s the author of “Socialism Is Evil: The Moral Case Against Marx’s Radical Dream.” Follow him on Twitter @JustinTHaskins. Trending in Opinion Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Snapchat always proved critics wrong. Then Evan Spiegel pushed for a redesign

Most CEOs would probably prefer not to overhaul their core businesses less than a year after an initial public offering. It’s a pivotal period when executives look to play up their company’s stability and growth to a world of potential new investors on Wall Street. Arlan Hamilton: She invests in tech founders others ignore. And it’s working Mary Barra: Her impatience could save GM. ‘Time is not our friend’ Read all 14 Risk Takers profiles The plan: separate content from friends and publishers — and celebrity users — while attracting new users by making the app easier to use. Spiegel said at the time that the move could be “disruptive” to Snap’s business. That proved to be an understatement. A …

Brazilian agency hopes to reunite isolated Amazon tribe with kin, prevent violence with another group

AT HEARING, AMAZON TRIBE ACCUSES BRAZIL ARMY OF ATROCITIES Contact with isolated tribes, such as the Korubo, can only be used as a last resort to protect their lives, according to Brazilian law. FUNAI’s coordinator Bruno Pereira said the mission is to ease tensions between the Korubo and another indigenous group – the Matis – who live 12 miles away. The Matis had initially contacted the Korubo group in a friendly manner in 2013, but a year later a deadly clash between the groups forced some of the Korubos to migrate from the area, FUNAI said. Amid the violence, the group said, the Korubos who stayed in the area mistakenly believed that the relatives who migrated were killed by the rival …

Leaving Neverland Is About More Than Michael Jackson Betches

In the past 48 hours, I watched the entirety of Leaving Neverland, director Dan Reed’s two-part, four-hour documentary about two men who claim to have suffered sexual abuse as children, and how they grapple with that trauma to this day. To say I have an emotional hangover would be an understatement—I am sad in ways I didn’t know I could be. While sob-emoji texting my friends, though, I noticed a pattern. When someone hadn’t heard of Leaving Neverland, I clarified: I was watching “the Michael Jackson documentary.” And it’s true—the man accused of sexual abuse in this doc is Michael Jackson, and “Neverland” in the title refers to Jackson’s 2,800-acre ranch, where he allegedly abused an unknown number of prepubescent boys …

30 People Draw Their Dreams And Others Offer Their Explanations

The challenge of transferring the fleeting, often intangible quality of dreams onto paper must be quite appealing to the adventurous artist. We often wake up with only vague recollections of our dreams, teasingly intriguing snippets of what was a grand production inside of our creative minds. Do you often remember your dreams? How would you interpret them on paper? Scroll down to see these visual representations of different artists’ dreams, in a list compiled by Bored Panda and get inspired to dream! #1 I Had A Dream About Tropical, Waterproof Sheep. I Decided To Paint It They’re special sheep that can be submerged in salty ocean water and only have the very outer layer of their wool get wet or something, …

Starbucks’ newest drink is made with egg-white powder

New York (CNN Business)Starbucks just unveiled its latest coffee drink: The cloud macchiato, made with egg-white powder. The cloud macchiato comes in caramel and cinnamon flavors. The coffee company first teased the cloud macchiato during its investor day in December as an example of how the company is innovating its iced beverages. Cold drinks “have contributed to more than 80% of our beverage growth over the last two years,” Starbucks Chief Operations Officer Rosalind Brewer said at the event. Starbucks’ new cloud macchiato also may have a celebrity tie-in. Rumors swirled that pop singer Ariana Grande may be involved in the product launch after Grande and Starbucks posted matching tweets. “We’ve long been fans of Ariana Grande’s and were excited …

House Probes Cambridge Analytica on Russia and WikiLeaks

As part of a sweeping new investigation into what it calls "obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power by President Trump," the House Judiciary Committee sent document requests to 81 people and organizations on Monday. The list includes President Trump's sons Donald Jr. and Eric; his son-in-law, Jared Kushner; and a litany of former Trump campaign and administration officials, including former chief strategist Steve Bannon, former chief of staff Reince Priebus, and former communications director Hope Hicks. Sprinkled among those names are also key players from President Trump's 2016 digital team, including his former digital director and current campaign manager, Brad Parscale, as well as several former executives of Cambridge Analytica, the now defunct consulting company, including …

‘Captain Marvel’ has two end credits scenes. Here’s what they mean.

What's next for this lady?Image: Marvel Studios Warning: Major spoilers ahead for Captain Marvel.  So you’ve just seen Captain Marvel. And you even stayed all the way through the end credits like a good Marvel fan. But you maybe need a bit of help parsing what exactly those two scenes at the very end were about. SEE ALSO: Who’s who in ‘Captain Marvel’ Well, you’ve come to the right place. Without further ado, here’s what happens in the end credits of Captain Marvel – and what it might mean for Avengers: Endgame and more. 1. Captain Marvel catches up to Avengers: Infinity War  She’ll be back. Image: Chuck Zlotnick / Marvel Studios What happens: We’re in the post-Infinity War days, …

The NSA Makes Ghidra, a Powerful Cybersecurity Tool, Open Source

The National Security Agency develops advanced hacking tools in-house for both offense and defense—which you could probably guess even if some notable examples hadn't leaked in recent years. But on Tuesday at the RSA security conference in San Francisco, the agency demonstrated Ghidra, a refined internal tool that it has chosen to open source. And while NSA cybersecurity adviser Rob Joyce called the tool a "contribution to the nation’s cybersecurity community" in announcing it at RSA, it will no doubt be used far beyond the United States. You can't use Ghidra to hack devices; it's instead a reverse-engineering platform used to take "compiled," deployed software and "decompile" it. In other words, it transforms the ones and zeros that computers understand …

For Democrats, age is just a number

(CNN)Is it possible for a senior citizen to be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 2020? At the same time, their ascendancy is hardly a given. Remarkably, experience is often not an asset in campaigns. And presidential candidates who have less time in public life and elected office can create their own platform that is aligned with the electorate at the time without worrying it will conflict with their own record. Sign up for our new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook The question is not about how old a candidate is, but how they will go about bringing about real change — through radical overhaul of policies or through working through a more incremental …

WWF Accused Of Funding Guards Who Kill And Torture Indigenous People

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of conservation’s most famous and beloved organizations, but the powerful NGO now faces allegations of supporting vicious paramilitaries and violent guards as part of their war against poaching. A year-long investigation by Buzzfeed News and The Kathmandu Post claims to have exposed the widespread use of torture, waterboarding, violence, murder, and sexual assault by anti-poaching guards who have been funded and supported by the WWF. Using over 100 interviews, internal budgets, and confidential memos, the huge investigation details a variety of abuses in at least six countries across Asia and Africa. In response, the WWF says it has launched an “independent review” of the investigation’s findings, saying many of the report’s claims don’t match their understanding of the events.  As one example, …

Netanyahu campaign draws accusations of incitement

The prime minister has been repeating a campaign mantra, using his own nickname: “Bibi or Tibi.” The slogan highlights Netanyahu’s efforts to paint his challengers as conspiring with Arab Israelis and a hostile media to oust him. Tibi says he is concerned about what he views as Netanyahu’s attempt to demonize Israel’s Arab minority. Arabs make up about 20 percent of Israel’s 9 million residents. They hold full citizenship rights but have faced decades of discrimination. Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

BASE Jumper Gets Blown Off Course, Almost Ends Up In A Painful Cartoon Landing

McGonagle was blown a little off course during a Jan. 31 leap from a 300-foot antenna in Arizona. In other jumps from the tower, clips showed McGonagle and his compatriots But in one case, poor wind conditions blew McGonagle right into a cactus patch. He managed to barely avoid landing right on some cactuses, then let out a few cartoon-like squeals as he quickly dodged several crotch-high cacti in a row: (h/t Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific