Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

During the course of my presidency, I made climate change a top priority, because I believe that, for all the challenges that we face, this is the one that will define the contours of this century more dramatically perhaps than the others. No nation, whether it’s large or small, rich or poor, will be immune from the impacts of climate change. We are already experiencing it in America, where some cities are seeing floods on sunny days, where wildfire seasons are longer and more dangerous, where in our arctic state,…

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Indian Developer Apple Offered WWDC Scholarship to Won’t be Attending Because of Visa Woes

Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, is one of the big events on the technology calendar and it’s become a space where the company doesn’t just talk to developers anymore but also makes announcements that are of great interest to the general public. As part of the conference, Apple also invites student developers to participate and for WWDC 2017, one of the people invited was Harshil Shah, a computer engineering student at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology. For a young man like Shah, the opportunity to attend WWDC 2017, and…

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Roof won’t use mental health defense in sentencing

Dylann Roof, who was found guilty Thursday of murdering nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., does not want jurors to consider his mental health when he is sentenced, Associated Pressreported Saturday. Roof decided not to allow mental health experts to testify on his behalf because he believes psychology is “a Jewish invention.” “It is a Jewish invention and does nothing but invent diseases and tell people they have problems when they don’t,” Roof wrote in a journal retrieved by investigators. The jury will convene in January…

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JIO MAMI Mumbai Film Festival Won’t Screen Pakistani Film Amidst Protest Threats

Mumbai: After a city-based social organisation threatened to protest against the upcoming MAMI Mumbai Film Festival for screening Pakistani film Jago Hua Savera, the organisers have decided not to showcase the movie. The outfit, Sangharsh, had accused the organisers of playing with the nationalist sentiment of people of India, at a time of tension with Pakistan after the Uri terror attack. They had also sought police permission to protest over the screening of the 1958 Pakistani film at the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star, which begins from…

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This is not a humblebrag: My kid won’t eat junk food and it’s all my fault

“Chicken nuggets or fish sticks?” I pulled the plastic bags out of the freezer and held them up. By Thursday night after a long day at work during my busy season, I had no shame. My 5-year-old, Colin (not his real name), looked up from his Legos, strewn across the kitchen floor. “I don’t like those. Can I have salmon?” I sighed and tossed the bags back in the freezer, knowing I had only myself to blame for his pickiness. When I was pregnant I had bought all the books, read…

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