A glimpse into the lives and rituals of centenarian women, whose beauty is rarely acknowledged This piece was part of the GroundTruth Project series Emerging Photographers.When I started shooting this story, I wished to talk about elderly women's conditions in general, but I had no clear idea about what angle I was going to take. I took pictures of nothing and everything surrounding these centenarians from the Montérégie region in Québec, Canada. But one thing [...]
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One-fingered Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt at Everest
A celebrated Japanese climber who lost all but one finger to frostbite on Everest has died on his eighth attempt to reach the summit, officials said Monday. Nobukazu Kuriki had fallen ill and was descending when his team lost contact with him. The 35-year-old is the third climber this month to perish on the world's highest peak. [...]
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2021 Jaguar XK Reportedly Planned As Four-Seater F-Type
The 2+2 sports car is expected to be based on the next-generation F-Type due in 2019. [...]
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Leaders of Five Star Movement and far right League expected to nominate to Giuseppe Conte at meeting with presidentThe leaders of the Five Star Movement and the far-right League are to announce their nominee to be prime minister of Italy's first populist government at a meeting with the president. Related: Italy's policies make sense, it's eurozone rules that are absurd | Larry Elliott Continue reading... [...]
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Bank only allowed woman to stay in her home after NSW Legal Aid made claim to financial services ombudsmanSign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Westpac Bank made a claim against the house of an elderly pensioner with multiple debilitating health conditions after it had allowed her to become guarantor for her daughter's loan, and her daughter's business failed.The pensioner was only allowed to stay in her home after [...]
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Whisk, the U.K. startup that has built a B2B data platform to power various food apps, including making online recipes ‘shoppable', has acquired Avocando, a competitor based in Germany. The exact financial terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although TechCrunch understands it was all-cash and that Whisk is acquiring the tech, customer base, integrations, and team. Related to this, Avocando's founders are joining Whisk. “The team is joining Whisk to help scale a joint global vision to [...]
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While the cryptocurrency world continues to swirl around in a daze of troughs and highs, startups are continuing to make use of the fundamental underlying strengths of blockchain technology. A new entrant in this race is Tradeshift, a leading players in supply-chain payments and marketplaces, which is today launching its new service which enables supports blockchain-based finance, or writing all transactions to a public ledger in order to create transparency and securing a record. While this doesn't [...]
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Posts suggesting concessions by Beijing are removed from microblogging site WeiboChinese censors have erased online debate over US-China trade negotiations as the two countries appeared to back away from a trade war.Following the announcement on Sunday by the US treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, that proposed tariffs on Chinese goods would be put “on hold”, posts on the microblogging site Weibo discussing the agreement were quickly deleted, according to a research initiative studying Chinese media. Continue [...]
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Australian Border Force commissioner Michael Outram says officers ‘obliged' to take ‘unlawful non-citizens'Australian Border Force officials have defended taking a Sri Lankan family from their central Queensland home and placing them in immigration detention 1,800km away.Tamils Priya and Nadesalingam and their two Australian-born children were swept up in a dawn raid of their Biloela home in early March. The couple are in detention in Melbourne with their two girls, three-year-old Kopika and baby Tharunicaa, as [...]
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Chief executive also warns airline could face strikes as it reports 10% rise in profitsThe Ryanair chief executive, Michael O'Leary, has said the airline may have to review its new luggage policy if large numbers of passengers continue to hand over their bags at the gate.Ryanair has introduced a stricter cabin bag policy, which means customers have to pay £5 for priority boarding to avoid having their main cabin bag checked in to the hold [...]
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