The UK’s most-streamed songs may surprise you

Skip Youtube post by fosterthepeopleVEVO Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report The data highlighted how songs like Pumped Up Kicks can grow in stature after their release. AC/DC’s Thunderstruck and Miley Cyrus’s Party In The USA top the streaming charts for 1990 and 2009 respectively, even though they didn’t trouble the top 20 at the time. “It’s a process of songs gathering momentum as time goes on,” said Rob Crutchley of the BPI, who compiled the figures. “A few of those tracks have featured in TV programmes and films, which helps push them over the edge in terms of gaining even more mass popularity, as new audiences become exposed to them.” Queen were notable beneficiaries of this boost …

Speech Coach Has A Theory On Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes And Her Deep Voice

Theranos CEO Holmes, a one-time business wunderkind whose blood-testing company is now defunct, awaits  Swho teaches women to speak deeper, thinks Holmes purposely speaks with a lower voice in a bid to earn the respect of her male counterparts. “She decided that that was one way she would try to fit in with her peers, to try to speak closer to a male pitch range,” Foh told The issue with a higher voice, according to businesswoman Vanessa In the video above, Foh offers a few tips to Bombardieri to help her emulate Holmes’ voice. “We’ll work on opening the throat, opening the upper part of the torso,” Foh said, before suggesting her client also expand her rib cage when she speaks. …

U.S. Wants 2 Years To Find Thousands Of Migrant Children Separated From Parents

Trump administration seeks up to two years to track tens of thousands of additional immigrant children who may have been separated from their parents under President zero-tolerance” policy. court filing on Friday in San Diego. possibly up to 24 months,” according to the filing. Records would be assessed using data analysis, statistics and a manual review of whatever records exist. Government officials propose releasing any information as it’s obtained to the American Civil Liberties Union, which The organization blasted the government’s timeline. Last month, U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in California issued a 14-page ruling since July 2017 — long before the zero-tolerance policy was announced. It’s estimated that close to distant relatives, family friends and others, according to ABC News.

How Far-Right Extremists Abroad Have Adopted Trump’s Symbols As Their Own

Alexandre Bissonette wore the hat. A Canadian, Bissonette hadn’t voted for Donald Trump. He lived in a French-speaking province, far from the U.S. president’s campaign rallies and “America first” appeals. But some of the first photos to emerge of the 27-year-old after he  the most frequent pairing of words was “Trump supporter.” And this embrace of pro-Trump symbols isn’t limited to social media. MAGA hats and slogans have shown up in Britain at rallies supporting anti-Muslim activist Tommy Robinson, on in Australia following the SOPA Images via Getty Images A man at a Tommy Robinson rally in London holds an alt-right “Kekistan” flag while wearing a Make America Great Again hat. Canada’s far right has a particular affinity for MAGA …

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange arrested

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVideo footage shows Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorian embassy in London Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange took refuge in the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped. At Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday he was found guilty of failing to surrender to the court. He now faces US federal conspiracy charges related to one of the largest ever leaks of government secrets. The UK will decide whether to extradite Assange, in response to allegations by the Department for Justice that he conspired with former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to …

Hayabusa mission: Japanese space probe attempts to ‘bomb’ asteroid

(CNN)Japan’s space agency has attempted to detonate an explosive charge on an asteroid some 195 million miles from Earth, in hopes of creating a crater and collecting samples to shed light on the origin of the solar system. As the probe maneuvered to its evacuation position it deployed a small camera, called DCAM3, which scientists hope was able to capture the moment of detonation on the asteroid’s surface from a distance of about 1 km (0.6 miles). Ryugu, which is just under 3,000 ft (914 metres) wide, is currently 195 million miles from Earth. The probe has remained in orbit for months, and this is the second sample-collection mission it has undertaken. In February it successfully fired a “bullet” into …

Egypt discovers a tomb full of mummified cats, mice and other animals

(CNN)The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced its most recent discovery of a preserved double graveyard containing the remains of a man, his wife, and mummified animals, including cats and mice. According to the ministry, the entrance to the burial ground was discovered after the arrest of a gang trying to smuggle the artifacts out of the side of a hill. After an investigation, the site was passed on to Waziri and his team for archeological excavation. The tomb is believed to belong to a high-ranking official named TuTu and his wife T-Cheret Isis. Perfectly preserved inscriptions cover the walls, including the names of the family members of the deceased. The colors that fill the two-room tomb have been remarkably preserved. …

Patagonia Takes A Stand Against Companies That Aren’t Working To Better The Environment

not to buy its jackets ―  and instead just fix the ones they already have ― is applying that message on a broad new level. So if you work for a certified B-Corp (uses business as a force for good,” you’re in luck. But if you work for a company that actively harms the environment, well, you’re in for a dressing down. a fixture of their wardrobe, financial services companies ― aka “Fintech” ― shouldn’t expect to see their logos on a The sartorial rebuke was first noticed by Binna Kim, president of the communications firm Vested, who recently had an order for a client rejected. relayed along Patagonia’s thinking: That means “they are reluctant to co-brand with oil, drilling, …

Ancient whales walked on four legs and moved like giant otters — seriously

(CNN)The whales we know today look nothing like they did millions of years ago. The 2011 find by Mario Urbina and his international team contained several surprises. “As this is the first four-legged whale skeleton for South America and the whole Pacific Ocean, the discovery in itself was a major surprise,” study co-author Olivier Lambert wrote in an email. Lambert works at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. “We were also surprised with the geological age of the find (42.6 million years ago) and with the preservation state [of] so many bones from most parts of the skeleton, even including a patella (kneecap), some small ankle bones, and the last phalanges with marks of tiny hooves.” This is the …

Barr concerned about low morale among LGBTQ employees at DOJ, he writes to Pride group

(CNN)Attorney General William Barr is concerned by reports of low morale among LGBTQ Justice Department employees and has directed the FBI to investigate allegations of discrimination, he wrote in a letter to the department’s Pride group. “Given the crucial role the Department fulfills in our society — enforcing the nation’s laws and administering justice — we are concerned that so many employees who dedicate themselves to the Department do not think the Department values them, or that it attracts the best and brightest of the LGBTQ community,” the letter adds. The board also highlighted that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions had never signed an equal employment opportunity statement. Barr has now signed the statement. Original Article : HERE ; This …

The treasure hunt that gripped a nation

Image copyright Kit Williams Image caption Masquerade’s release in August 1979 was a publishing phenomenon Image copyright Kit Williams Image caption Golden hares were mixed with red herrings in Williams’ paintings But the paintings’ detail allowed for almost as many interpretations and theories as there were fans. The book was an instant success, as readers from across the world raced to solve the mystery. An airline even sold transatlantic Masquerade tickets, which came with a free spade on arrival. “The first edition sold out within two days or something like that,” Williams recalled in a BBC Four documentary, The Man Behind the Masquerade. “They were reprinting so fast. It became a sensation in a way, that it moved so fast.” …

Gaza officials say Palestinian man killed by Israeli troops

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Gaza’s Health Ministry says a Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli forces near the perimeter fence with Israel, hours before an expected mass protest there. The ministry said 21-year-old Mohammed Saad was shot early Saturday at a protest camp near the fence. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. The fatal shooting came hours before Palestinians were to hold a large rally, capping a year of weekly marches against the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza, imposed after the 2007 takeover of the territory by Hamas.

Donald Trump isn’t really going to close the border. (Probably.)

Washington (CNN)On Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump began laying the groundwork to back away from his much-publicized threat to close down the US southern border unless Mexico and other central American countries did more to limit the flow of migrants to our country. “Trump is being privately advised by multiple people inside and outside the White House that closing the border is a bad idea. Advisers told him it’s not a sustainable option, underscored how it would disrupt the economy and noted it would anger local border officials throughout the country. Trump sees it a different way — and thinks the move could save the US money.” This all feels like a tried-and-true Trump bargaining strategy: Stake out a totally …

Officials say Kim warned his generals ahead of Trump summit

Washington (CNN)In one of the clearest signs of just how much Kim Jong Un wanted an agreement at what became the failed Hanoi summit in February with President Donald Trump, CNN has learned that the North Korean leader gave specific orders to his generals to not carry out any unplanned activity in the days and weeks leading up the meeting, according to a senior South Korean official and a US defense official. North Korean forces subsequently returned to their regular deployment status. The orders did not involve missile and nuclear sites which are always under Kim’s strict controls, according to the official. The orders issued by Kim prior to the summit would have significantly reduced the ability of the units …

Algeria’s President finally resigned. Will that be enough to quell protests?

(CNN)A day that many in Algeria had longed for but barely dreamed possible has now arrived. After two decades in power, the country’s octogenarian ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika has bowed to mass protests and relinquished the presidency. Elected in 1999, Moroccan-born Bouteflika was praised during his first two five-year terms for steering the North African country back to stability following “the black decade” of the 1990s when a bloody civil war left more than 150,000 dead. Despite suffering a stroke and ongoing health problems, he was elected again in 2009 and 2014 in landslide victories although the opposition criticized the fairness of those elections. More recently, Bouteflika has been a largely absent ruler and many Algerians have grown tired of the …