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Kris Humphries Tweets His Support For Bruce Jenner After, Uh, Puzzling Initial … – Huffington Post

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries sent out a puzzling tweet early Saturday morning, just hours after ABC aired an interview in which his former parent-in-law, Bruce Jenner, told Diane Sawyer he considered himself a woman. Man, I’m glad I got out when I did. #Gottadoyou — Kris Humphries (@KrisHumphries) April 25, 2015 The tweet quickly led to criticism of Humphries online, as people tweeted that his comments were insensitive, intolerant…

Watch Live: White House Correspondents’ Dinner – NBCNews.com

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner — affectionately known as “nerd prom” — is on, and journalists in attendance can look forward to a night of awards, eats and laughs. The 101st dinner will be hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong, who will play a very different role than the character she plays on the comedy…

2015: The Year We Saved the Internet – Wired

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Getty Images It’s Friday, so let’s look at the Historic Internet Moments ledger for 2015. Net neutrality survived a direct assault. Comcast’s monopolistic pursuit of Time Warner Cable has been abandoned. We’ve gracefully sidestepped not one but two potential online dystopias, and it’s not even May. What’s been accomplished already in 2015 is all the more remarkable considering that neither of these results was a given, or even considered remotely…

Starbucks computer glitch fixed, stores to open normally Saturday – KING5.com

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Starbucks cup(Photo: KING) SEATTLE — Computer systems at Starbucks in the U.S. and Canada went down around 4 p.m. on Friday. The company said Friday evening that its stores that had not already closed for the evening were closing early due to the computer outage. Starbucks has since said the outage has been resolved and stores are expected to open normally on Saturday. Earlier Friday evening when the computer issues…

Who made your clothes? A ‘Slow Fashion’ revolution rises 12:52 PM EDT – Fortune

Saturday, April 25, 2015

On April 24, 2013, a garment factory collapsed at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. The incident led to the death of 1,129 workers — a tragedy that revealed the ugly truth behind the clothes on almost everyone’s backs: it’s very likely they were made in sweatshops like this. Not enough has changed in the two years since that incident, according to a Human Rights Watch report released Wednesday titled “Whoever Raises…

Sunday’s National Newspaper Front Pages – Sky News

Saturday, April 25, 2015

THE PAPERS’ TOP STORIES :: The Sunday Telegraph More than 1,300 people, including climbers and tourists, have been killed in an earthquake in Nepal that caused a deadly avalanche. :: The Observer The powerful quake wrecked houses and levelled centuries-old temples. Gallery: Sunday’s National Newspaper Front Pages More than 1,300 people, including climbers and tourists, have been killed in an earthquake in Nepal that caused a deadly avalanche, reports The…

Fashion Designer Prabal Gurung Is Raising Thousands For Survivors Of Nepal’s … – Huffington Post

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The huge earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday has claimed over 1,000 lives, and has been met with an outpouring of support for aid agencies that are seeking to provide relief for survivors. One of the most vocal and successful fundraisers in the effort has been fashion designer Prabal Gurung, who is rapidly raising thousands of dollars for the Shikshya Foundation Nepal’s relief fund. Gurung, who was raised in Kathmandu,…

Slow Fashion Shows Consumers What It’s Made Of – NPR

Saturday, April 25, 2015

i The Zady clothing line sources cotton from the Texas Organic Cotton Cooperative in Lubbock, Texas. Zady hide caption itoggle caption Zady The Zady clothing line sources cotton from the Texas Organic Cotton Cooperative in Lubbock, Texas. Zady If you’re into “slow food” — the ethical response to “fast food” — you probably want to know how the animals were treated or whether pesticides were used on your vegetables. Now,…

Apple Inc. Might Be Planning Massive Overhaul of the MacBook Air Early Next … – Motley Fool

Saturday, April 25, 2015

When Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) launched the 2013 MacBook Air, the response from reviewers and consumers alike seemed overwhelmingly positive. The device’s big innovation was in delivering “all day” battery life — a significant improvement from preceding MacBook Air models. In 2014, Apple did a minor refresh of these devices to include slightly faster versions of the Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) Haswell processors that the…

First 12″ MacBook 1.3GHz benchmarks: top model rivals 1.4GHz iMac, 2014 … – 9 to 5 Mac (blog)

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Following Apple’s shipments of the first 1.3GHz versions of the 12″ MacBook this week, benchmarks have started to appear online for the new Intel Core M-5Y71 machine. Geekbench 3 shows the following results for each model, which vary based on the testing mode (32/64-bit) and number of processor cores used (single or multiple cores). MacBook 1.1GHz 32-Bit: Single-Core Average 2212, Multi-Core Average 4070 64-Bit: Single-Core Average 2428, Multi-Core Average 4592 MacBook 1.2GHz…

White House Correspondents Dinner: 10 Celebrities Taking Washington By … – ABC News

Saturday, April 25, 2015

What are Donald Trump, model Chrissy Teigen and Bradley Cooper all doing in Washington, D.C. this weekend? These celebrities are on hand to attend what’s affectionately dubbed by Beltway insiders as “Nerd Prom” — otherwise known as the White House Correspondents Dinner. Each year, the commander-in-chief takes a night off from serious governing to poke fun at himself at the expense of the White House press corps and their celebrity…

Protesters take to the streets of Baltimore for Freddie Gray – USA TODAY

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake vows to get to the bottom of the cause of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray’s death, who was critically injured while in police custody. (April 24) AP

How to help victims of Nepal quake – USA TODAY

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Earthquake victims are helped in Katmandu’s Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was severely damaged by the earthquake.(Photo: Prakash Mathema, AFP/Getty Images) A magnitude-7.8 earthquake devastated Nepal and the entire Katmandu Valley region, leveling buildings and killing more than 1,400, with the death toll continuing to rise. Such a powerful quake would result in destruction anywhere, but in a nation as poverty-stricken as Nepal, its citizens are particularly…

Murder of Sabeen Mehmud, Pakistani human rights activist, prompts probe – NBCNews.com

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pakistan’s military intelligence agencies will investigate the murder of a human rights activist, shot after she hosted a talk on disappearances and killings in Baluchistan province where the army is fighting separatists, the military said on Saturday. Sabeen Mahmud was leaving her Karachi cafe, where she holds art exhibitions and talks, when gunman on a motorcycle attacked her on Friday evening. Her mother, who was with her, was wounded,…

Now out, Bruce Jenner shines spotlight on transgender inequality – Reuters

Saturday, April 25, 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – In coming out as a transgender woman, U.S. Olympic gold medalist and TV reality star Bruce Jenner made clear that while he is keen to help raise awareness about problems faced by the community, he is not self-appointing himself as a spokesman. During a groundbreaking interview on ABC Friday night, Jenner made a case for the transgender community’s fight in the United States for equality, a…

Behind the Scenes at the Stanford Laptop Orchestra – KQED

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Madeline Huberth could play Beethoven with the best of them. She studied cello in college and planned on going professional. But then she started to get shooting pains in her left hand when she practiced. Her fingers were tingling. And surgery did nothing to help. “I started losing muscle mass in my hand,” Huberth says. By graduation, she couldn’t lift her pinky anymore or stretch her index finger back to…

Cal State Fullerton Student Newspaper Calls Out School Officials for Media … – Huffington Post

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The main image accompanying a new editorial in The Daily Titan at California State University, Fullerton depicts a massive, seemingly impenetrable red brick wall with the words “CSUF ADMINISTRATION” scrawled across it. At the bottom, a tiny gentleman in a reporter’s cap is shown asking, “Would you like to comment on anything?” According to the Daily Titan, the answer is often “nope,” or at least “not really.” Student newspaper staffers…

On Fashion Revolution Day, Ask The Important Question: Who Made My Clothes? – Forbes

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Guest post written by Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi Two years ago today, the world’s worst garment-factory accident in history occurred in Dhaka, Bangladesh, when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed, taking the lives of 1,129 people and injuring more than 2,500 others. While Dhaka, Bangladesh is on the other side of the world, and a place most Americans don’t ever think of visiting, the problems that led to this…

Slow Fashion Shows Consumers What It’s Made Of – NPR

Saturday, April 25, 2015

i The Zady clothing line sources cotton from the Texas Organic Cotton Cooperative in Lubbock, Texas. Zady hide caption itoggle caption Zady The Zady clothing line sources cotton from the Texas Organic Cotton Cooperative in Lubbock, Texas. Zady If you’re into “slow food” — the ethical response to “fast food” — you probably want to know how the animals were treated or whether pesticides were used on your vegetables. Now,…