Michelle Obama’s Grammys Text Message Chat With Her Mom Is The Sweetest

But the former first lady’s star turn didn’t appear to faze her mother, Marian Robinson. In fact, according to a sweet text message exchange between the pair that Obama shared to Instagram on Wednesday morning, Robinson seemed more interested in whether her daughter had met “any of the real stars.” Check out the full post here: Obama — who appeared on stage at the ceremony alongside Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez — captioned the post “When your mom doesn’t think you’re a ‘real’ celebrity.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Feb 10, 2019 at 5:44pm PST my role model” and an “amazing woman.” And on Mother’s Day in …

UK vulnerable to Chinese ‘interference’

It also warned of the risk of interference in other areas including academia, politics and technology. Huawei UK cyber-security risk ‘manageable’ Should we worry about Huawei? Why has the UK not blocked Huawei? While there has been “widespread debate” about Chinese interference in countries such as the US and Australia, Mr Parton told the BBC that the UK’s response had been characterised by “silence”. “We need it out in the open,” he said. The report describes how the Chinese Communist Party has tried to place its people as advisers to Western politicians. It also highlights what it calls “elite capture” – the appointment of former politicians, civil servants and businessmen to lucrative jobs after they leave office in which they …

Manager Receives An 8 Hours Notice To Fire All His Staff, Orders Pizza And Writes Recommendations For Everyone Instead

Some people say that only death and taxes are certain in this world, but for most of us mere mortals, finding some kind of job to pay off those expenses is also an inescapable reality. And while the majority of us try to find stability in our craft, it is a well-known fact that for government workers stability is not exactly a guaranteed prospect. With the recent But shutdowns aren’t the only risk in the life of a government worker, as like any other job, those positions are susceptible to layoffs. And that is exactly what one Reddit user called shortadamlewis had to experience. However, not only did they lose their own job, they had to let go of their …

NYC Bill Aims To Coat Hot Streets With Material Developed To Thwart Spy Satellites

Now one Brooklyn lawmaker is taking a step to try to change that. Such a coating, developed for military air bases, is just one small way to reduce heat islands. Planting more trees, creating parks and covering rooftops with gardens are other effective techniques. But reflective seals on streets can decrease surface temperatures by “We need to start implementing common-sense and practice initiatives at this hour,” Treyger, a Democrat, said by phone Tuesday. It’s part of a suite of legislation and regulatory moves by the nation’s largest and most economically influential city to prepare for rapidly worsening While lawmakers in Washington are debating a “We have an obligation to our generation, the next generation and future generations to reduce the …

The US is stepping up pressure on Europe to ditch Huawei

Hong Kong (CNN Business)US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned European countries on Monday that using technology from Huawei could hurt their relationship with the United States. It’s the latest effort by the US government to pressure countries around the world to keep Huawei out of the next generation of wireless networks, known as 5G, because of security concerns. The US campaign against one of China’s leading companies has added to tensions between the two countries over the future of technology. The Chinese government on Tuesday criticized Pompeo’s remarks, accusing Washington of attempting to “sow discord between China and other countries.” The United States is “unscrupulously fabricating groundless accusations” and cracking down on the development of Chinese companies, Foreign Ministry …

Italian Man Buys A DNA Test, Finds Out He And His Father Are Not Italians At All

Pretty much all of us have heard about the recent hype of genetic genealogy tests. Your friends, coworkers and maybe even family members have taken the test to find out about their ethnicity. The companies providing these tests invested millions of dollars into advertising to stimulate our curiosity. For instance, according to Kantar Media, in 2016 Ancestry.com spent $109 million on TV and other ads in the US. And it worked well, the genetic testing industry had 12 million consumers in 2017 alone. These tests allow you to gain knowledge about your ancestors, find estranged family members or distant cousins. However, not everyone is happy about what they find out. Earlier we wrote an article about how one of this …

61st Annual Grammys Recap: What You Missed Betches

Overall, this recap was a struggle—and I don’t just mean because my hangover is currently setting in at 1:15am. It’s because if you’ve read any one of my articles or recaps, you know that I’m very good at criticism. Shitting on things is like my second language (see: Kylie Jenner, Vanderpump Rules, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, guys who try to hit on me and end up on my IG stories, etc.). What’s not so easy? Recounting a television event that, for the most part, was very good. The 61st annual Grammys were honestly enjoyable—for the first two hours, anyway. After that it felt like what I imagine purgatory feels like, though I may have preferred burning alive. In all …

Brexit healthcare worries for Brits in Spain

Image caption About 70,000 British pensioners live in Spain A S1 certificate is available to anyone in receipt of a state pension, and to some workers who are sent overseas on a temporary basis by their UK employers. The system currently saves the NHS about £450m a year. In 2017, a senior health department official told a parliamentary select committee that Spain charges an average of £2,300 for every pensioner it treats, compared with £4,500 charged by the NHS. Yet there are no guarantees that this arrangement will continue under the Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposals to protect the rights of EU citizens, including the 1.2 million Britons living elsewhere in the EU. London has said the S1 certificate may …

Michelle Obama Got Roasted By Her Own Mom Betches

Moms – they refill your debit card comfort you in times of need, feed you in times of hunger, and roast you when it’s time to stay humble. This goes for teachers, coal miners, billionaires, and apparently even first ladies. We all remember Michelle Obama’s iconic Grammys appearance this week, but one person who was less than impressed was Michelle’s own mother, Marian Robinson. Like the true GOAT, Michelle shared a screenshot of her and Mrs. Robinson’s post-Grammys text exchange, and her mom definitely seemed less than impressed. A post shared by Feb 12, 2019 at 10:35pm PST Damn. The savagery. First of all, if Michelle Obama isn’t a “real star” then who the f*ck is? Second of all, I’m …

KFC demoted an employee for wanting to pump at work. She just won a $1.5 million lawsuit against them.

Women have been re-entering the workforce after giving birth for decades now. You would think that employers would know how to treat new moms back on the job, but apparently some people still have a lot of learning to do. When Autumn Lampkins was hired to be an assistant manager at a Delaware Kentucky Fried Chicken just months after giving birth, she was told her new job wouldn’t interfere with her need to pump breastmilk. Instead, it did nothing but interfere. Lampkins claimed the KFC outlet gave her a hard time for wanting (and let’s face it, needing) to pump breast milk during her working hours. Lampkins filed a lawsuit against her former employer, stating she was demoted over it. …

5 Things You Should Never Put In A Professional Email Betches

Writing emails at work is probably one of those things you do every day without even thinking about it. Yet, if you’ve ever had a coworker say something embarrassing on an accidental “reply all”, you can quickly be reminded that the everyday act of emailing can quickly end your career. Professional emails can be serious business. As much as you might want to fill your email with gifs, memes, and anything that reminds your office that yes, you are a millennial, having a job also means to need to show some sort of resemblance of professionalism. (If only your coworkers saw what you are planning on wearing to Coachella.) Now, all office cultures are certainly different. I still believe that as a …

Wrong way motorway drink-driver jailed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows police clipping Lee Johnson’s van A man who drove the wrong way down a motorway while more than three times the drink-drive limit has been jailed. Lee Johnson, 44, steered his red Citroen van against the run of traffic on the M4 near Reading. Police brought him to a stop by clipping his vehicle with a patrol car on 15 December. Johnson, of Colman Road in London, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Friday to 18 months in prison. He admitted dangerous driving, driving whilst over the prescribed alcohol limit and driving without insurance. Image copyright Thames Valley Police Image caption Lee …

Time expert fears sundials are ‘old hat’

Image caption The Selwyn College ‘nobus’ shadow falls between four and five hours (marked in gold) after sunrise – so it’s almost midday A Fellow in Computer Science at Churchill College, Dr King has taught the likes of £100m donor David Harding and Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton, but also admits to having an “obsession with time”. Image caption Cambridge University’s official clock is above the west door of Great St Mary’s Church How do sundials work? A sundial uses a shadow cast by a thin rod called a gnomon on to a flat surface etched with different times. The latitude and gradient are taken into account to decide the precise location, ideally on a south-facing wall. Its accuracy varies …

Chicago police say person questioned in connection with Jussie Smollett attack has been on ‘Empire’

Chicago (CNN)One of the two men investigators have questioned as persons of interest in the alleged attack on actor Jussie Smollett has appeared on the show “Empire,” Chicago Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Thursday. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said that Uber and Yellow Cab were helpful in tracking the men’s whereabouts on the night of the attack. Smollett, one of the stars of “Empire,” told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who yelled “racial and homophobic slurs.” Smollett alleged that one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him before running away.

See The Moment A Satellite Successfully Harpoons Space Debris

In one of the world’s first attempts to clean up space, a new satellite designed under the RemoveDEBRIS program is using its harpoon-capture system to tackle the growing problem of space garbage. The slow-motion video shows the harpoon mechanism stab through a piece of space garbage and successfully retract it into its system. Designed by Airbus Stevenage, the harpoon is constructed of a 1.5-meter (95-foot) boom deployed from the RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft with a satellite panel on the end. The harpoon can speed at a target at 20 meters (66 feet) per second in order to penetrate and capture debris. “This is RemoveDEBRIS’ most demanding experiment and the fact that it was a success is [a] testament to all involved. The RemoveDEBRIS …