Author Archives: Taiwo Talabi

Horrible history

[ad_1] The Poisoned Well: Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East. By Roger Hardy. Oxford University Press; 272 pages; $27.95. Hurst; 243 pages; £20 THIS engaging book had its genesis in a ten-part radio series created by the author for the BBC World Service at the start of the 1990s. It is fair to say that the intervening years ...

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SEE IT: Trump, under oath, planned to call Mexicans 'rapists' – New York Daily News

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Video footage from a legal deposition of Donald Trump released Friday suggests the Republican presidential candidate planned to call Mexicans “rapists” when he first announced his candidacy. The offensive remarks were premeditated, Trump suggested under oath in a sworn video deposition taken June 16. The deposition was part of a lawsuit Trump launched against ...

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5 Things I've Learned by Co-Founding a Successful Business

[ad_1] Some of the world’s most famous and successful companies, like Apple, were started by two or more co-founders. Others, like Disney, were started by just one person. Here, then, is the billion-dollar question: Is one choice better than the other? Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about how I started Tailored Ink with Dan Foley, my business partner. We’re both ...

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Doesn’t ad up

[ad_1] They drink but you still can’t trust them ADVERTISING WEEK, an annual stretch of industry meetings that began on September 26th in New York, is usually defined by schmoozing and self-congratulation. This year’s event has been marred by suspicion. In the week leading up to it, Dentsu Aegis, a big agency, admitted overbilling by its digital-ad division in Japan; ...

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Germany said it took in more than 1 million refugees last year. But it didn’t.

[ad_1] Migrants walk towards the Austrian border after resting in a makeshift camp in the village of Sentilj, Slovenia on Oct. 24, 2015. (REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger) LONDON — 1.1 million. The number has been featured in countless headlines and discussed in German parliamentary sessions as the number of refugees and migrants the country said it had accepted last year. In reality, Germany ...

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“Snowden” fails to give movie-goers the whole truth

[ad_1] IT IS easy to forget, watching Joseph Gordon-Levitt in “Snowden”, that it is the slight actor from “Third Rock from the Sun” and “Inception” on screen and not the former NSA contractor himself. So spookily does Mr Gordon-Levitt inhabit Edward Snowden’s v-neck t-shirts, imitate his voice, infiltrate his mannerisms, that he crosses the line from acting to impersonation. In ...

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Feds investigating Hoboken crash – Politico

[ad_1] With help from Lauren Gardner, Eric Wolff and Doug Palmer FEDS INVESTIGATING HOBOKEN CRASH: One of the big questions FRA and NTSB officials will be asking in coming days is whether Positive Train Control could have prevented a commuter train from smashing into the New Jersey Transit station in Hoboken, N.J., during Thursday’s morning rush hour, killing a woman ...

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Jump-start

[ad_1] THE trajectory of Nintendo’s stock price in the past year has been worthy of the vaults and free-falls of a particularly exhilarating round of “Super Mario Bros”. The Japanese video-gaming firm’s hit title helped start the era of living-room gaming over three decades ago, when it introduced Mario, the pudgy Italian plumber, to millions. But recently Nintendo has failed ...

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Salesforce wants regulators to investigate Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition

[ad_1] Just months after Microsoft’s $26 billion LinkedIn takeover, Salesforce is insisting U.S. and EU regulators investigate the acquisition. As Microsoft seeks to get the deal approved by EU antitrust officials, Salesforce is planning to tell regulators about its concerns. The software company is hoping it can convince officials that the deal should be investigated over the threats it poses ...

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Q&A with Shimon Peres

[ad_1] Shimon Peres and Vice President Biden embrace after Peres received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) JERUSALEM — As world leaders gather in Israel for the funeral of Shimon Peres, we are sharing excerpts of an interview with him conducted while he was serving as Israel’s ninth president. The interview took place at the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem in June 2014, days ...

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7 alien facts about 'The Fifth Element' movie

[ad_1] That white bandage outfit. Chris Tucker’s outrageous bodysuits. Our CineFix series, Things You Didn’t Know, rounded up seven things you probably didn’t know about The Fifth Element’s fashion and more.  Subscribe to CineFix for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/cinefix  Mashable Studios about 1 hour ago [ad_2] Source link [wdi_feed id=”15″]

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Civilised and civilising

[ad_1] Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and “Civilisation”. By James Stourton. William Collins; 478 pages; £30. To be published in America by Knopf in November. LORD CLARK OF SALTWOOD, who was ennobled by Harold Wilson in 1969 after the triumph of his epic television series “Civilisation”, became known more familiarly as Lord Clark of Civilisation. To one unsympathetic academic critic in ...

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Rodrigo Duterte 'happy to slaughter' addicts as Hitler did Jews – BBC News

[ad_1] Media captionMr Duterte said he wanted to save the Philippines for the next generation Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has compared his anti-drug campaign to the Holocaust, saying he would kill as many addicts as Hitler did Jews. “Hitler massacred three million Jews… there’s three million drug addicts. I’d be happy to slaughter them,” he said. At least six million ...

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Mark Cuban: 'You Only Have to Be Right Once'

[ad_1] When you start a new business, you want advice from someone who’s been in your shoes. Arianna Huffington, who recently stepped away from The Huffington Post to launch her wellness startup, Thrive Global, sought wisdom from someone who knows a thing or two about launching new ventures: billionaire entrepreneur and Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban. The two had a ...

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