How to Save Money and Skip Lines at the Airport

More Americans are obtaining passports and going abroad than ever before—and thousands of different travel apps, websites, and services have proliferated to help them on their journeys. Many promise to make the experience of flying cheaper, easier, and less stressful. Want dinner delivered directly to your gate? There’s now an app for that, of course. Some of these services are superfluous or really only benefit the most frequent travelers. But others are genuinely useful and can make getting to your next destination a less costly, more streamlined affair. And aside from application fees paid to the US government for things like TSA PreCheck and Global Entry (more on those later), many of the best travel apps and websites are don’t …

Senior officer accuses Met of discrimination

Ms Sandhu, who is of Indian heritage, is one of a very small number of female Asian police officers at senior levels across England and Wales. Last year, there were six Asian chief superintendents and three officers at a higher rank; most of them were male. ‘Denied opportunities’ The 54-year-old, who joined the Met in 1989, claims she would have progressed faster and further had she not been discriminated against over many years. Ms Sandhu is being backed by the Metropolitan Black Police Association, which says it is concerned about the lack of senior female ethnic minority officers. Mick Creedon, the former chief constable of Derbyshire Police, who acted as her mentor and submitted a statement to the misconduct inquiry, …

Surprise! Huawei Can Actually Innovateand Win Fans

Huawei doesn’t leap to mind as an innovative company. In the US, the Chinese telecom giant is best known for the government’s national security concerns—and allegations that it stole intellectual property from companies like Cisco and Motorola. Yet Huawei was the fifth-biggest research and development spender in the world in 2017, according to a European Union report. Its €11.3 billion ($12.9 billion) R&D spend that year outpaced Intel (€10.9 billion), Apple (€9.7 billion), and Nokia (€4.9 billion). Huawei claims its investments over the years have paid off in the form of 87,805 patents—11,152 of which were granted in the US. Now Huawei is trying to turn those patents into cash. This month Reuters reported that Huawei wants Verizon to pay …

24-Year-Old Biochemist Wins Miss Virginia Title After Doing A Science Experiment As Her Talent

24-year-old biochemist Camille Schrier was crowned the new Miss Virginia recently, after showcasing her talents onstage in the form of a science experiment. Virginia beauty pageant contestant Camille Schrier showed a rather unusual talent for these kinds of shows Image credits: “Elephant Toothpaste” reaction. Rick Myers / Miss Virginia Ms. Schrier said that it was the recent overhaul to the competition, which now places greater value on true talents and social impact over appearance, that encouraged her to enter the pageant circuit again. “The evolution of the Miss America competition, which reflects greater inclusiveness, and an opportunity to make a difference and win scholarships inspired me to step forward this year and compete,” she told  Image credits: She won not …

Archaeologists’ Underwater Exploration Of Sudan Pyramids Is Like Something Out Of “Tomb Raider”

Entering the deepest tombs of the “forgotten” pyramids of Nuri would be a challenge even for Lara Croft. Hidden among 20-odd ancient pyramids, like grand termite mounds sticking up out of the Nubian sands of northern Sudan, is a stony 65-step stairway that leads to a murky pool of water. Once you’re up to your shoulders in water, the only way to the burial chamber is to take a plunge and swim through a series of submerged inner chambers.   But this wasn’t enough to stop the Nuri Archaeological Expedition. As reported by National Geographic this week, a team of marine archaeologists recently ventured into a submerged tomb at the ancient royal burial site of Nuri, becoming the first people to set eyes on …

People In Asia Are Sick Of Western Begpackers Asking Locals To Fund Their Travels For Them (30 Pics)

So when Western people, with all the privileges we hold, are found ‘begpacking’ on the streets of developing countries, it can leave a sour taste. Tourism is a vital source of income in many countries; we should travel in such a way that maximizes the benefits for local people and businesses. Sponging off the kindness of strangers to further our own selfish travel goals is just not on! If you can’t afford to travel, stay at home until you earn enough money to do it ethically. one official said. “We tend to report these cases to the relevant embassies so that they can oversee their citizens who are on holiday.” What do you think about this phenomenon? Have you traveled …

Rival ice cream men in cone-frontation

“We have tried to re-contact the informant and had no response.” Both Mr Whippy and Mr Creamy – Jahangir Rashid – have been approached by the BBC for comment. Blackburn with Darwen Council is speaking to the two men, hoping to create a thaw in relations. A council spokesman said: “We are working with the two vendors and are expecting them to cool it. “We hope they have a good summer and should be reassured that we are using all our powers to make sure this happens.”

The Walking Dead (Comic) Is Over

Happy Fourth of July, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED's pop culture news roundup. This time around we have big news about The Walking Dead comics and a lot of updates on the lives of directors, from long-timers like Quentin Tarantino to newcomers like Andy Muschietti. Lights, camera, action. The Walking Dead (Comic) Is Over Fans of The Walking Dead, ready your tissues: The comic book series, which serves as the basis for the AMC show, has come to a close. Creator Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard surprisingly wrapped up the series this week with The Walking Dead #193. The conclusion, which serves as an epilogue for the Rick Grimes story, came with little to no …

This Fourth of July, Trump will star in a movie of his own making

We will view the presidents remake of Gladiator, the Oscar-winning tale of a debauched and self-venerating Roman emperor Donald Trump won the presidency but never scored an Emmy for the Apprentice despite 15 seasons and 192 episodes. Come this Independence Day, however, the president will star in a movie of his own making. On the Fourth of July, the president will produce and take center stage in his own remake of Gladiator, Ridley Scotts Academy Award-winning tale of a debauched and self-venerating Roman emperor. Broadcast and filmed before a live audience from the Lincoln Memorial, Trumps extravaganza looms as a cinematic production befitting his politics and persona. flanked by the service branches brass, Trump will seek to honor himself as …

Man Goes Under Knife To Turn Himself Into Real-Life ‘Parrotman’

In fact, the resident of Bristol, U.K., is so batty for the birds that he has gone through extensive and extreme body modification surgery to look like them. Then he risked going blind by having his eyes colored with tattoo ink. “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!” that aired on Sunday night on the Travel Channel. Richards, who professionally goes by the name “I didn’t think about the complications, you know? I just never thought about that. Because if you looked at negative all the time, you’d never do anything,” he said. Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Airport Facial Recognition, How Abusers Exploit Basic Apps, and More News

Stalkers have ways of tracking you even without fancy malware, airport facial recognition is becoming more common, and WIRED has some advice on how to take the very best fireworks photos. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today's Headlines Opting out of facial recognition at the airport isn't easy. Flying this weekend? In at least 17 airports—if you're flying airlines that include Delta, JetBlue, American Airlines, and others—you may be asked to submit to a facial recognition scan in lieu of passport scanners before boarding. The Department of Homeland Security reports that the facial recognition program being deployed in airports …

Strong Wimbledon showing for Serena Williams: wins in singles, mixed-doubles play

COCO GAUFF, 15, ADVANCES TO ROUND 4 AT WIMBLEDON Williams, hampered for much of this season by injuries or illness, took a step forward against 18th-seeded Julia Goerges, a powerful hitter in her own right who lost to the American in last year’s semifinals at the All England Club. Sure enough, Williams hit serves at up to 120 mph, put in a tournament-best 71 percent of her first serves, never faced so much as one break point and won 6-3, 6-4. “It’s been an arduous year for me,” said Williams, who had competed only 12 times in 2019 until this week, mostly because of a bothersome left knee that finally is pain-free. “So every match, I’m hoping to improve tons.” …

What do we know about Archie’s christening?

George was christened when he was three months old, Charlotte was only nine weeks and Louis was 11 weeks, while Archie will be exactly two months old on 6 July. Harry was baptised at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on 21 December 1984 when he was three months and six days old. George was the first future monarch in modern times not to be baptised at Buckingham Palace, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge choosing the intimate Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace instead in 2013. Statistics show the number of baptisms performed by the Church of England during this period has declined from 135,000 in 2009 to just under 93,000 by 2017. The christening gown Image copyright Steve …

Archived TV interview may reveal identity of Banksy

Footage shows partly covered face of man who claims to be artist and seems to be working on two of his pieces A long-lost interview with a young man claiming to be Banksy, the worlds most famous anonymous street artist, has been found in a television companys vault. The interview was filmed before the elusive artists breakthrough Simon Hattenstone gave when he interviewed the artist in 2003: Bansky is white, 28, scruffy casual jeans, T-shirt, a silver tooth, silver chain and silver earring. He looks like a cross between Jimmy Nail and Mike Skinner of the Streets. Banksys people were unimpressed on Thursday saying only: No comment. We get loads of these.