Trump’s big EPA website change should worry you

April 30, 2017

Arctic ice melt is a climate change indicator. But will that information be on the "updated" EPA climate site?Image: Mario Tama/Getty Images Yet another climate activist fear has become reality in the era of Trump. Years of research and data about carbon emissions, other greenhouse gases, and more was hidden from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website by the Trump administration Friday as the climate change webpage goes under “review.” Adding insult to injury, …


Best hotels in Mauritius: How top designers remade luxury in paradise

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Luxury hotels have staked claims to Mauritius’s famed beaches for decades, but over the last couple of years, elite designers have remade venerable island institutions and built new paradise retreats from the ground up. Oberoi Mauritius, Turtle Bay Marine Park, Balaclava While this isn’t a couples-only resort, the Oberoi feels like a honeymooners retreat. There is a kids’ club for the little ones, but everything from the waterfall at the entrance to the villas with …


Alila Fort Bishangarh: India’s most exciting new luxury hotel

April 24, 2017

… developed clean and uncluttered interiors, weaving in ancient metal jaalis screens, antique brass embossing, block printed fabrics and hand-picked artifacts.” From the textiles and granite to lighting fixtures and furniture, everything on site has been sourced within 60 miles, or completed by a local contractor. “No element has been introduced that’s alien,” says Khandelwal. “The whole building fully belongs to its setting.” Finding talent was easy: the region …


Frozen hash brown recall due to possible ‘extraneous golf ball materials’

April 23, 2017

(CNN)You have an early-morning golf match. You make coffee and contemplate the optimal breakfast to help you hit the ball straighter and calm those first-tee jitters. For now, skip frozen hash browns sold in nine states under the Harris Teeter and Roundy’s brands. The potatoes may contain pieces of golf balls, according to the hash brown maker. McCain Foods USA’s recall notice on the US Food & Drug Administration site says the hash browns could be “contaminated with …


It’s the worst possible time for ‘Girlboss’ on Netflix

April 22, 2017

… into an ecommerce success story with $300 million in sales, filed for bankruptcy in November. Before that, the company had two rounds of layoffs and was hit with a lawsuit alleging the site fired women when they got pregnant. On the fashion side of things, the once edgy site faced a slew of more affordable, teen-friendly competitors like Tobi and Missguided. Weeks before the show debuted, the similarly buzzy (albeit style-wise, very different) ModCloth was bought by the less-than-feminist …


EPA head visits community famous for lead contamination

April 20, 2017

… evacuated after soil tests showed lead and arsenic contamination levels 228 times the amount the Environmental Protection Agency considers potentially hazardous to children. It was the first superfund site EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has visited — making a trip there Wednesday — and the agency said he was the first administrator to visit this particular site. Pruitt visited “to discuss cleanup and hear directly from East Chicago residents affected by contamination in their …


Why do these failed paradises exist in Hong Kong?

April 13, 2017

(CNN)Setting foot onto Sea Ranch, it’s hard to believe that this beautiful beachside development is only an hour by boat from Hong Kong’s Island’s zinging financial district. Nestled on the southern coast of Lantau — the largest outlying island in Hong Kong — these spacious homes were designed to form an idyllic millionaire’s village. But that dream failed. In previous decades, when occupancy was at a nadir, Sea Ranch was described by some as having a …


Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… was treated to the piece de resistance: Conservative media personality Ann Coulter a screenshot from the lefty site Alternet. Like many new aspects of U.S. politics, this alignment has been clear for years in Europe. The cause of defending Assad has brought together the left-wing group in the U.K., and far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen in France. A Spanish leftist figure invited an Assad representative into the European Parliament just this week. Conservative British provocateur …


Here Are All The Advertisers Fleeing Bill O’Reilly’s Show

April 7, 2017

… This company ran ads during the show Tuesday night, but said Wednesday that it had received complaints and would stop airing commercials during OReillys time slot. Carfax, a site for researching vehicles histories, called the OReilly controversy a distraction from [its] mission when it announced on Wednesday that it was pulling ads from the program. The prescription drug coupon company said Wednesday that it is in the process of pulling ads from the show. BeenVerified The background …


Should exercise be compulsory at work? – BBC News

April 5, 2017

Tech giant Google led the way in office gyms but Homes doesn’t believe a company has to have a gym on site, and says he encouraged staff to exercise even when they were a small start-up. “We made it clear that anyone could block off an hour for exercise during the day, provided it didn’t conflict with meetings and they made up the time (by having lunch at their desks, for instance).” And he believes it’s more than worth it. “I see employees return from …


Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

… an official reprimand issued to Cummins indicated that Elizabeth had been in his classroom for a half-hour earlier that day. Teacher fired last week Maury County Public Schools officials have been quiet about the incident. There doesn’t appear to be any word about the missing student on the school’s website or Facebook account. The school’s website recently listed Cummins as part of the health science faculty at the Culleoka Unit School, the site has been updated and …