First minister travels to United States – BBC News

The Scottish parliament has started its Easter recess. A Scottish government spokeswoman said: “The First Minister’s visit will focus on promoting trade and investment, boosting tourism, sharing best practice across the public and private sector and promoting Scottish innovation and entrepreneurship. “The relationship between Scotland and America is an important one with deep and long-standing…

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The best US music festivals of 2017: from Brooklyn to Seattle

Afropunk, EDM and indie rock get their moments in the sun as events like Pitchfork, Outside Lands, and Clusterfest perfect the art of the lineup Surprise appearances, brazen gimmickry: in 2017, it seems as though music festivals are often more concerned with hype and aesthetic than the actual music. Thankfully, a handful of festivals across…

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Brad Stone: We should watch Uber and Airbnb closely

The author of new book The Upstarts on how the new breed of tech startups changed the rules of the game At the start of the book you note that the dictionary definition of an upstart is either a newly successful person or someone who does not show proper respect to the established way of…

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Uber and Lyft return to Austin a year after voters rejected them

Uberand Lyftare returning to Austin, Texas,after a one-year hiatus. The two ride-hailing giants left the city after the Austin City Council passed an ordinance that required their drivers to perform fingerprint background checks. The companies both felt the rules undermined their business models, and spent months campaigningto overturn the regulations. They gathered enough support to…

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What’s on the agenda for Tuesday in Washington

Washington (CNN)The first Tuesday of the new administration is set to be full of confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill. Here’s what’s going on in Washington on Tuesday: Energy committee vote on interior and energy secretaries postponed

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‘I turned my dad’s erotic novel into a hit podcast’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Almost a quarter of Americans are said to listen to podcasts, and 10% of people in the UK Listening to podcasts – digital audio files – that you stream or download to your mobile phone or computer has shot up in recent years. The US continues to lead the…

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This Military Vet Has Found A Smarter Way To Fight The War On Terror

Individual heroics and immense sacrifice over 16 years have enabled American combat troops and special forces to win their battles with the Taliban, al Qaeda and the Islamic State. Those extremist militias are virtually powerless against U.S. drones and airstrikes, which have killed dozens of senior leaders. But still, jihadist movements persist and grow. What…

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NYCxDesign 2017: US designers shine thanks to entrepreneurship

New York (CNN)Now in its fifth year, NYCxDesign has firmly established itself as a must-do on the design circuit, offering up three whole weeks of design-related exhibitions, events, installations, talks and parties right across the city.

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High School Girls Invent An Ingenious Straw That Detects Date Rape Drugs

Victoria Roca, Susana Cappello, and Carolina Baigorri are all students of Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, Florida. The girls created a one-of-a-kind straw during an entrepreneurship class they all took. They designed it to have two different strips that, when placed into a drink, will reveal if its contents are drugged or safe to consume.…

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What Venus In Aries Currently Means For Your Love Life

Venus is the planet of love, beauty, and money. Its influence can be felt in all those areas of our lives, and depending onthe sign Venus is in, we may be feeling the energy of the planet a little differently. With Venus in Aries this month however, things might be a little screwy, because technically,…

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