After his difficult start to 2017 a determined Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) stated his intentions on Friday at Assen by topping the free practice timesheets on the first day of the Acerbis Dutch Round. The Turkish rider’s 1’38.950 in FP2 put him at the head of the combined timesheet, in front of PJ Jacobsen (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) and Federico Caricasulo (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team). Sofuoglu missed the first two rounds of the season due to injury and then finished out ...
In a bizarre example of rewarding failure, Gwyneth Paltrow’s widely-derided lifestyle brand, Goop, is going to become an entire magazine. The ditzy website, known for shockingly poor health tips like steaming your vagina and recipes for psychic chocolate, will go into print with the backing of Condé Nast. Fashion industry site WWD revealed this morning that Paltrow’s brain-child is about to grow up, and will spring forth onto newstands once a quarter. Vogue’s  Anna Wintour i...
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com and founder of aerospace company Blue Origin, is just a few billion dollars away from dethroning Bill Gates to become the world’s richest person. The wealth of Bezos grew by $3.3 billion on an after-hours surge of Amazon amzn stock Thursday, reports Bloomberg, on the back of the online retail giant’s expectations-beating first quarter results. Revenue at Amazon has been growing by double digits non-stop for 20 year...
One source of hope in the devastation of the Syrian civil war comes from the group of volunteer aid workers known as the White Helmets, who gained acclaim through the Oscar-winning documentary about their efforts that was released on Netflix last year. Of the 3,000 or so White Helmets members who risk their lives to help others, about 100 are women. One female member, Manal Abazeed, traveled to the U.S. this week to receive the McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award from Refugees International on b...
Oscar-nominated director David Fincher, who helmed Seven, The Social Network, and Gone Girl, is reportedly finalizing a deal to direct the sequel to 2013's zombie thriller World War Z. It would reunite him with Brad Pitt. The post Director David Fincher might team up with Brad Pitt again for ‘World War Z’ sequel appeared first on Digital Trends.
With only one loss on their account, Team Canada has secured a spot in the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship playoffs in Lethbridge, Alberta. After clinching the women’s world championship title in March, Joanne Courtney teamed up with partner Reid Carruthers to play for gold once again. The pair is off to a strong start, registering five wins and only one loss thus far in the round-robin tournament. It was the team’s 4-1 victory over Great Britain that secured the nation’...
Enlarge / Artist's impression of a nomx product under the scrutiny of security researchers. (credit: Aurich/ThinkStock/Nomx) This article was originally published on Scott Helme's blog and is reprinted here with his permission. I was recently invited to take part in some research by BBC Click, alongside Professor Alan Woodward, to analyze a device that had quite a lot of people all excited. With slick marketing, catchy tag lines and some pretty bold claims about its security, nomx claims to ...
American health care is a mess. Even with some of the most exciting technologies in the world we don’t have an efficient, functional medical system that lowers costs while also making people healthier. “Our system is designed around volume, not value,” as Harvard Business School’s Michael Porter tells Fortune in an interview. But a consortium of top medical executives and thought leaders--including Porter, the CEOs of Medtronic, Kaiser Permanente, Novartis, and others--ha...
In Moscow on Tuesday, two men on the public council of Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, turned what should have been a mundane press conference into an odd commentary on women’s bodies, with one man asserting that “the appearance of its employees” is a selling point for Aeroflot’s passengers. The press conference was called by two Aeroflot flight attendants who sued the company for age and sex discrimination. Evgeniya Magurina and Irina Ierusalimskaya said they&#...
Austin Amelio explores his skateboarding past and more in a new interview with Transworld. While Amelio is probably best known as Dwight from The Walking Dead, he previously focused on building his talents as a skater before becoming Negan's right-hand man on the popular AMC series. Transworld dives deep into Amelio's background before The Walking Dead, giving viewers a thorough 10-minute retrospective. "Skateboarding came a year before acting," Amelio tells Transworld. "I started skateboarding ...
First Daughter Ivanka Trump and the World Bank are in preliminary discussions about a fund, or a “facility” that would aim to empower female entrepreneurs globally, the organization confirmed Wednesday. Germany, along with other countries in the G20, are also involved in the nascent discussions, an official from the World Bank said, but nothing has been specifically decided. Axios reported Wednesday that the First Daughter was starting a “massive fund” to benefit female e...
The upcoming sequel to Jurassic World will bring back Jeff Goldblum's eccentric mathematician Ian Malcolm for the 2018 film, set to be directed by A Monster Calls filmmaker J.A. Bayona. The post Jeff Goldblum finds a way, will return for 2018 ‘Jurassic World’ sequel appeared first on Digital Trends.
German sportswear maker Adidas will sponsor the World OutGames, a LGBT-focused sporting and human rights event that will be held in Miami later this spring. The World OutGames--which first held an event in Montreal back in 2006--is a 10-day affair that draws athletes from more than 40 nations to participate in swimming, track and field, soccer, and other sporting events. It also hosts conferences that focus on human rights initiatives. “Besides the fact that Adidas is a significant player ...
This has been a busy week already, so I’m excited to relax, sit back, and look at something mind-blowingly gorgeous. Lucky for me, I saved a whopper for today. I’d like you to meet Apollo and Artemis. They’re widely being called the most important pair of earrings ever to go to auction, and they’re likely to be the most expensive as well (current estimates reach $68 million for the pair). Despite the fact that they pair perfectly, the two earrings are being offered as sep...
On Monday, 24th April 2017, the World Health Organization unveiled their vaccine for malaria called, “Mosquirix”. They stated that the injectable vaccine, which was developed by British drugmaker, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to protect children from Malaria will be piloted for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials.   The three selected African countries where this will take place in 2018 are Ghana, Malawi and Kenya. So far, the vaccine has proved partiall...
Jurassic World 2 is opening the park to a familiar face. Jeff Goldblum, who starred as Dr. Ian Malcolm in 1993’s Jurassic Park and its 1997 sequel The Lost World, is returning to the franchise, EW has confirmed. The actor starred as the cocky mathematician, who was one of the first to lay eyes on the original Jurassic Park attraction. Having barely survived the events of the first film, he served as the main protagonist in Steven Spielberg’s massive follow-up. Now, 20 years after th...
On her visit to Berlin yesterday, First Daughter Ivanka Trump appeared alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss women’s entrepreneurship. At one point, Trump expressed interest in the equal pay legislation recently passed by Germany. “I know that Chancellor Merkel, just this past March you passed an equal pay legislation to promote transparency and to try to finally narrow that gender pay gap,” she said. “And that’s something we should all be looking at-...
Photo credit: kzenon / 123RF. Hong Kong-based Lynk, an online service that connects enterprise users to experts in a variety of fields, announced a US$4 million series A round today. The round is led by the Hong Leong financial group and joined by Hong Kong’s Cyberport, construction and engineering company Zhuhai Da Heng Qin (DHQ), and CRE Venture Capital, which focuses on African markets. Singapore-based Wavemaker Partners, which led Lynk’s US$1 million seed round in 2015 back when the comp...
It has been announced that the Dutch round of the World Superbike championship will continue to be held at the TT Circuit Assen until 2021, after the signing of a brand new deal. The UK’s Jonathan Rea is expected to maintain his pace towards his third consecutive WorldSBK at the TT Circuit Assen this weekend (Rea is currently 1/10 at most sites to win the 2017 WorldSBK championship, according to LatestBettingSites.co.uk). The Dutch circuit has been a mainstay on the WorldSBK calendar every...
Kenya, Ghana, and Malawi are the countries that have been chosen to test the world’s first malaria vaccine in 2018. Developed by Britain’s pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, the vaccine, known as Mosquirix will be injected in children and babies who live in high-risk areas and the aim is to protect children from the most deadly form of Malaria. Image source: Buzz Nigeria   Statistically, Malaria kills one child every 30 seconds and about 3,000 children every day according to ...