Google NHS deal rebuked again by DeepMind panel – BBC News

The panel also acknowledged that this first contract had differed from the standard ones the NHS signed with third-parties despite the fact that DeepMind had said its deal was “no different” from the multitude of other data-sharing deals done within the NHS. Although most of the ICO’s criticism was of the Royal Free, which controlled patient data, the panel had the following advice for DeepMind. “It would be well-advised to…

July 6, 2017
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Albanian gangs ‘controlling’ UK drug trafficking market – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMatthew Horne from the National Crime Agency discusses Albanian gangs Violent Albanian criminal groups are exerting “considerable control” over the drug trafficking market in the UK, a law enforcement report has said. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said it was increasingly concerned by what it called the Albanians’ “high-profile influence within UK organised crime”. The remarks are in the agency’s annual assessment…

June 29, 2017
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El Hadji Diouf of Senegal on why he is not ‘a bad guy’ – BBC News

‘Bad loser’ But now in his retirement he is telling his story. “I am a lion, I am a bad loser and it’s not wrong to be a bad loser,” says Diouf of his often combative mood during his playing days. “I have got character and I want people to respect me.” Diouf, who has now permanently moved back to the Senegalese capital Dakar, says he was often misunderstood during…

June 26, 2017
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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

NEW YORK On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and…

June 18, 2017
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Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

The news comes a day after President Donald Trump reportedly gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in the country in an effort to combat the spread of insurgent groups like the Islamic State and the Taliban. There are currently about 8,400 U.S. troops officially stationed in Afghanistan and an additional 2,000 not included in official tallies. The Pentagon refuted the AP report in a statement…

June 16, 2017
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Here’s What We Know About The U.S. Open Airship Crash

The pilot, who was still inside the airship when it crashed, suffered serious burns. He was taken to a Milwaukee hospitalin serious condition, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening. Heres what we know. The pilot had previously been involved in two forced landings. Thompson was trying to land because the winds were too strong. Patrick Walsh, president of AirSign, believes the crash was caused by a failure of the…

June 16, 2017
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The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

Little did the then 21-year-old youth worker know back in 1984 that his Aerosol Art Project at the Barton Hill Youth Center would go some way to shaping British and global street art over the coming years and decades. John Nation founded the project as a way to channel young people’s creativity in a positive and legal way. Here he is pictured painting at the center in the late 80s….

June 15, 2017
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Still-Blinking Beached Humpback Whale Euthanized After Failed Rescue

A beached juvenile humpback whale has been euthanized in Australia despite a heroic effort by scores of volunteers to save it. Even as experts were deciding whether to euthanize the animal, the whale was blinking, watching the humans around it and feebly moving its flippers. Officials told The Guardian they have no idea why the whale beached at Sawtell Beach on Australias northeast coast but said inexperience could have been…

June 11, 2017
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Love Island: What’s the big deal? – BBC News

Image copyright ITV Executive assistant Chloe, 22, says she’s come on the programme “looking for the love of my life”. Image copyright ITV Oil rig worker Sam, 21, introduced himself by saying: “I pull birds for a living.” Image copyright Twitter After the third episode there was a lot of debate over whether Camilla was too “boring” because she failed to kiss or fall in love with anyone in the…

June 11, 2017
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General election: Sadiq Khan warns of ‘unsustainable’ police cuts – BBC News

Election campaign: Rolling live updates Reality Check: What has happened to police numbers? Met defends dropping inquiry into attacker The Tories said armed police numbers were increasing and officers had extra powers to deal with terrorists. Met Commissioner Cressida Dick has said a debate is needed on future resources in the wake of the London Bridge and Westminster attacks although a former terrorism law watchdog said linking the cuts to…

June 6, 2017
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Lawsuit Accuses Glass Artist Dale Chihuly Of Plagiarizing Work

The suit, filed by the lawyers of Michael Moi in King County Superior Court and the U.S. District Court for Western Washington, claims the prolific decorator of botanical gardens has been involved in a myriad of clandestine painting sessions with Moi, but has never compensated him or given him credit for his efforts, despite the artists promises otherwise. In a press release sent to HuffPost, Chihulys camp strongly refutes Mois…

June 3, 2017
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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

For some reason or another, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world, Pence said. Its long been a goal of the liberal left in this country to advance a climate change agenda. Hes also disregarding that some of his fellow Republicans have also urged action on what he describes as the climate change agenda. Recent polls…

June 3, 2017
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9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate accord on Thursday with a White House speech that made the historic agreement sound like a trade deal, which it isnt. But that was just one of the thorns in his Rose Garden statement. The nonbinding pact to reduce planet-warming emissions, approved by every country but Syria and Nicaragua, commits its signatories to slashing greenhouse gas outputs and coming…

June 2, 2017
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Bill OReilly’s ‘Killing Patton’ Movie Gets Killed By Fox’s NatGeo

According to The Hollywood Reporter,OReillys latest movie adaptation of his best-selling Killing book series has been scrapped by the National Geographic Channel but apparently not for the reasons youre thinking. Despite multiple sexual harassment claims against him, and Fox News, which is also owned by 21st Century Fox, severing ties with OReilly, NatGeo told THR the movie was just a difficult project to crack creatively. The movie, which is about…

June 2, 2017
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Joss Whedon Replaces Zack Snyder On ‘Justice League’ After Family Tragedy

During an interview on the Warner Bros. lot where a rough cut of the film was screened, Snyder revealed that his 20-year-old daughter, Autumn Snyder, died by suicide in March. He is taking time off to take care of his family and deal with her death, while Avengers director Joss Whedon will help bring the film across the finish line. In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing…

May 24, 2017
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Southern California D.A. Admits Jailhouse Snitches Are ‘Probably’ Liars

The interview comes from a preview of a 60 Minutes segment that will airSunday on CBS about the countys unfolding jail informant scandal, which HuffPost has been reporting on since it began to explode in 2014.In the segment, 60 Minutes correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi interviews longtime Orange County informant Mark Cleveland about the ways he has helped Rackauckas and his office. Cleveland claims in the interview that he worked directly with…

May 20, 2017
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Trump Fired The FBI Chief. Now An FBI Veteran Is Hired To Probe The Trump Team

The newly named special counsel, Robert Mueller, was James Comeys predecessor as FBI director. He and Comey drew widespread attention, and admiration, in an infamousshowdown during the George W. Bush administration. Mueller was the longest-serving head of the bureau since J. Edgar Hoover, holding the position for 12 years. The 2001 George W. Bush appointee was set to step down in 2011 but was asked to stay on by President…

May 18, 2017
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