Web Summit ‘pushes the boundaries of discourse,’ says CEO Paddy Cosgrave after free speech row

Published by
Euronews (English)

The tech elite is returning to the Portuguese capital for Europe’s largest technology event which opens its doors on Tuesday evening. Around 100,000 people are expected to gather in Lisbon for Web Summit, the four-day event which will host more than 2,600 start-ups and high-level speakers for four days. Getting tough on cryptocurrencies, climate change and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will be the biggest talking points across the various stages, Web Summit’s co-founder and organiser Paddy Cosgrave told Euronews Next. But what has also come under scrutiny are Web Summit’s choices when it comes … Read More “Web Summit ‘pushes the boundaries of discourse,’ says CEO Paddy Cosgrave after free speech row”

Billie Eilish & New Boyfriend Jesse Rutherford Face Backlash For Halloween Costumes Poking Fun At Their Age Gap

Published by
OK Magazine

It seems Billie Eilish and her newly Instagram official flame, The Neighbourhood frontman Jesse Rutherford, have been made out to be the “bad guy” this week, facing backlash for their Halloween costumes: a baby and an old man. On Tuesday, November 1, the 20-year-old artist took to social media, sharing several photos depicting her Halloween celebrations, including one showing her and Rutherford, 30, posing side-by-side in their holiday getup. “Life is craaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy🤡,” Eilish captioned the carousel, which also included a snap of the “Sweater Weather” artist sporting a clown getup. “Happy … Read More “Billie Eilish & New Boyfriend Jesse Rutherford Face Backlash For Halloween Costumes Poking Fun At Their Age Gap”

SI’s Preseason Women’s Top 25 for 2022–23

Published by
Sports Illustrated

By Wilton Jackson and Ben Pickman South Carolina is the early favorite, but a handful of programs could challenge the reigning champs after offseason lineup boosts. After spending all of last season sitting at No. 1 in the AP poll, reigning champs South Carolina return as the early favorites to repeat. But there are a handful of programs that seem primed to mount a challenge thanks to offseason lineup boosts. Read on for Sports Illustrated’s preseason top 25 for the 2022–23 season, which kicks off Nov. 7. 1. South CarolinaAliyah Boston, last season’s National Player of the Year, returns for he… Read More “SI’s Preseason Women’s Top 25 for 2022–23”

Republicans could cut Social Security, Biden says in Florida

Published by
Reuters

By Nandita Bose and Trevor Hunnicutt HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden warned Florida voters that Social Security and Medicare could be repealed by Republicans, an effort to make healthcare and retirement benefits an issue ahead of elections determining whether Democrats hold Congress. “You’ve been paying into Social Security your whole life, you earned it, now these guys want to take it away,” Biden said in a speech describing the programs as “under siege” by Republicans. “Who in the hell do they think they are?” The speech on Tuesday at a sparsely attended South Flor… Read More “Republicans could cut Social Security, Biden says in Florida”

Where would Netflix be without N.J.? Our true crime stories inspired its top hits.

Published by
NJ.com

If you’ve been spending a lot of time on the couch watching Netflix, you may have noticed a trend: Some of the streamer’s biggest hits in the past month have been plucked from New Jersey’s true and terrible stories. They might not be what you first think of as New Jersey crime stories — no corrupt politicians or Sopranos disposing of bodies in the Pine Barrens. But three of the streaming platforms’ most popular productions are at least inspired by mysterious Garden State happenings, including a series and a movie that both hit No. 1 on Netflix. The Good Nurse The well-reviewed film in theaters… Read More “Where would Netflix be without N.J.? Our true crime stories inspired its top hits.”

Suspect in hammer attack on Paul Pelosi pleads not guilty to state charges

Published by
Reuters

By Paresh Dave SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -The man accused of breaking into U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home and clubbing her husband in the head with a hammer pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to attempted murder and other charges and was ordered to remain jailed without bond. David Wayne DePape, 42, showed up for his first court appearance since Friday’s attack with his right arm in a sling, a consequence, his court-appointed public defender said, of a dislocated shoulder suffered during the arrest. The attorney, Adam Lipson, told reporters afterward that DePape’s legal team wou… Read More “Suspect in hammer attack on Paul Pelosi pleads not guilty to state charges”

Elon Musk Confirms Major Change on Twitter

Published by
The Street

By Luc Olinga The new owner of the social network is looking for a business model to make the platform profitable. The new Twitter is emerging. Since finalizing the $44 billion deal giving him control of the social network on October 27, Elon Musk got to work right away. He enlisted the help of relatives and loyalists to reflect on the first steps that will allow him to make his mark on the microblogging connection without delay. While Twitter does not generate as much profit as YouTube and Facebook, the platform plays a central role in public discourse. It is a kind of agora. Musk himself define… Read More “Elon Musk Confirms Major Change on Twitter”

Teraco and VMware are Taking a New Approach to Support the Efforts of South Africa’s Cloud Innovators in Their Quest to Achieve Zero Carbon Emissions

Published by
CIO

“The barriers confronting organizations in South Africa that want to achieve carbon neutral status by 2030 are significant. Among them is the simple reality that most of the nation’s power production originates from coal-fired plants located in the northeastern part of the country while the greatest potential impact for sustainable approaches like solar and wind lie in the south. We can’t immediately upend the entire power grid structure, but together with a willing and enthusiastic government and strong partners like VMware, we can make a difference. We now have a framework in place to suppor… Read More “Teraco and VMware are Taking a New Approach to Support the Efforts of South Africa’s Cloud Innovators in Their Quest to Achieve Zero Carbon Emissions”

Tourist influx raises fears for Mexico’s wine heartland

Published by
Relaxnews

By Guillermo Arias / AFP When Pau Pijoan began winemaking in Mexico’s Guadalupe Valley it was home to little more than a dozen producers. Two decades later, he fears it is becoming a victim of its own success. When Pau Pijoan began winemaking in Mexico’s Guadalupe Valley it was home to little more than a dozen producers. Two decades later, he fears it is becoming a victim of its own success. The growing popularity of Mexico’s wine heartland in Baja California has brought an influx of tourists — and with them a proliferation of hotels, restaurants and other development. “When I bought land, th… Read More “Tourist influx raises fears for Mexico’s wine heartland”

Annual tech gathering takes aim at crypto

Published by
Relaxnews

By CARLOS COSTA / AFP One of the World’s biggest technology get-togethers kicks off in the Portuguese capital on Tuesday, with organisers saying a key aim is to ask tough questions about cryptocurrencies. One of the World’s biggest technology get-togethers kicks off in the Portuguese capital on Tuesday, with organisers saying a key aim is to ask tough questions about cryptocurrencies. Around 100,000 people are expected to gather in Lisbon for the four-day Web Summit and related events, the first full-scale edition since 2019 following the disruption of the pandemic. The conference attempts to … Read More “Annual tech gathering takes aim at crypto”