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Sri Lanka tells UNHRC local judiciary capable of advancing justice

Sri Lanka told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) today that the local judiciary and law enforcement mechanisms are fully capable and committed to the processes of advancing justice to all concerned. Addressing the UNHRC after a written update was made on Sri Lanka by the Office of the High Commiss

COLOMBOGAZETTE.COM - 2018-03-21 17:31:16

Everlane Is Launching 'No Frills' Underwear in Sizes XS-XL

The debut collection, two years and 40 prototypes in the making, offers four bottoms, one bra and a bodysuit. Everlane's underwear campaign. Photo: Everlane Back in 2013, we began discussing how lingerie startups are changing the way we shop for bras and underwear. And in those five-plus years, thes

FASHIONISTA.COM - 2018-03-21 13:00:00

Morning Bits: Watching the GOP crack-up

Opinion Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events President Trump at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire on Monday. (Elise Amendola/AP) President Trump hasn't a clue about public service. "When you ta

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-21 12:45:00

An ER Doctor's Bright, Minimal Urban Oasis in Houston

Location: Houston, Texas Size: 1,900 square feet Years lived in: 8 months, renting I am an ER doctor, originally from NYC, residency trained in Detroit. I decided to not go back to NYC right away, pay off some loans, save money, and travel the world. I ended up in Houston in August 2017, two wee

APARTMENT THERAPY - 2018-03-21 12:45:00

NGO briefing seeks paths to tighten grip on Sri Lanka

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO), at a briefing held at the UN building in Geneva on the sidelines of the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), called for more pressure on Sri Lanka on the human rights issue. India-based NGO known as 'Pasumai Thaazagam' (Green Motherland), in coll

COLOMBOGAZETTE.COM - 2018-03-21 11:55:38

Was Cambridge Analytica a digital Svengali or snake-oil salesman?

Cambridge Analytica Chief Executive Alexander Nix speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit in New York. The company suspended Nix on Tuesday. (Bryan Bedder / Concordia Summit) When Cambridge Analytica officials met GOP strategist Mike Murphy at the start of the 2016 presidential campaign, their pitch was

LA TIMES - 2018-03-21 10:00:00

In Hidden-Camera Expose, Cambridge Analytica Executives Boast Of Role In Trump Win

Top executives at Cambridge Analytica, the U.K.-based firm embroiled in a controversy over the mining of Facebook user data, have been secretly recorded describing the stealthy methods they used to help get Donald Trump elected. In the second installment of a hidden-camera expose by Britain's Channe

NPR - 2018-03-21 07:27:20

Bangladesh need to learn the virtues of restraint

Colombo's partisan support for India on Sunday evening bordered on the surreal. More than 20,000 people turned up to renew solidarity with India but, really, it felt more like a vociferous protest against Bangladesh. It would've made sense if the support for India was because Bangladesh knocked Sri

ESPN - 2018-03-21 04:39:09

Spectacular vacation rentals with unforgettable mountain views

(CNN) - Waking up to the sight of a spectacular mountain view is an extraordinary experience. Few people know that better than Sebastiaan Bedaux, a traveler who has turned his love of rooms with vertiginous views into a new book about some of the world's most spectacular vacation rentals. The book,

CNN - 2018-03-21 02:42:49

So That's Where Baby Veggies Come From!

Ever wonder where baby veggies come from? Some mini veggies are picked young, some are dwarf hybrids, and some are regular veggies cut to mini proportions. All are becoming more common, both in restaurants and in supermarkets. ullstein bild/Getty Images You know those adorable little ears of corn t

HOW STUFF WORKS - 2018-03-20 20:00:02

Cambridge Analytica's Board Suspends CEO Nix Amid Inquiry (2)

(Bloomberg) -- Cambridge Analytica said it suspended Chief Executive Officer Alexander Nix after the executive was caught on camera boasting about the firm's willingness to use bribes, entrapment with sex workers and other possibly illegal tactics to undermine political candidates. The U.K.-based po

SFGATE - 2018-03-20 21:28:00

The 25 Trips You Need to Take This Year

In 2017, two Seattle-based surfers turned a mid-century motor lodge in the coastal town of Westport into a communal hub for anyone looking to hit the area's beach, point, and cove breaks. Loge Camps takes a variety of budgets into consideration, offering private hotel rooms, hostel beds, and a campg

OUTSIDE ONLINE - 2018-03-20 19:18:49

Ten female heads of state and how they changed the world

The modern history of women in government is surprisingly short. While women have held hereditary power in monarchies since ancient times, the list of elected or appointed heads of state goes back a mere 80 years. While some female rulers before then may have been said to be elected, such as Mary II

BIG THINK - 2018-03-20 18:39:37

Cambridge Analytica: What We Know About Facebook Data Scandal

Over the weekend, Christopher Wylie, a 28-year-old Canadian who helped start up Cambridge, told The Guardian that in 2014 he began working with University of Cambridge neuroscience professor and head of Global Science Science Aleksandr Kogan, who developed a personality testing Facebook app called "

ROLLING STONE - 2018-03-20 18:35:04

Exclusive: Everlane Is Launching Underwear

When it comes to underwear, there are two extremes: frilly and uncomfortable or outdated and deeply unflattering. You're either toying with the idea of lingerie in an effort to express yourself (or, more likely, seduce someone else), or resigning to granny panties in the hopes of no one ever seeing

IN STYLE - 2018-03-20 17:15:00

Maldives former dictator, judges charged with terrorism

MALE, Maldives - Authorities charged the Maldives longtime former dictator and top judges and police officials with terrorism Tuesday as the government deals with political turmoil that prompted a weeks-long state of emergency. The nine people charged at the criminal court included Maumoon Abdul Gay

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-20 16:20:00

Coke to cost 8p more a can from Easter Sunday - and it's far from the only fizzy drink going up - this is why

With a new tax coming into force next month, how much more expensive will your favourite fizzy drinks be? The most sugary drinks are about to get more costly. (Image: AFP) If you can't get through the day without a can of Coke or a sip of Sprite, we've got some bad news. The price of many of the nat

MIRROR - 2018-03-20 15:25:56

A Hurricane Flattens Facebook

Two weeks ago, Facebook learned that The New York Times, Guardian, and Observer were working on blockbuster stories based on interviews with a man named Christopher Wylie. The core of the tale was familiar but the details were new, and now the scandal was attached to a charismatic face with a top of

WIRED - 2018-03-20 15:24:09

Facebook is losing control of the narrative - and maybe the platform

The longer you consider Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal, the stranger it seems. The basic details of the story, in which a researcher improperly gave away data to the company that became Donald Trump's data operations team in 2016, have been known for two years. The effectiveness of Cambridge

THE VERGE - 2018-03-20 15:21:46

B Sharp Sri Lankan Subsidiary in Process of Being Renamed VitalHub (Pvt) Ltd.

TORONTO, March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VitalHub Corp. (the "Company" or "VitalHub") (TSXV:VHI) is pleased to announce subsidiary company B Sharp's Sri Lankan development arm "B Sharp Lanka" is in the process of renaming itself "VitalHub (Pvt) Ltd." This change in name reflects a shift toward de

GLOBENEWSWIRE.COM - 2018-03-20 14:30:00