MPs ‘have time’ to block no-deal Brexit

He said: “One thing that I can say with some confidence is that there is a general view across the political spectrum… who do recognise that a no-deal Brexit was not what was voted for in 2016 [and] has no democratic mandate. “A move to rule out a no-deal Brexit is more likely to gain cross-party consensus and support than any more difficult alternatives.” But speaking on BBC One’s Andrew Marr show on Sunday, Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, refused to confirm the government would abide by legislation blocking a no-deal Brexit. Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Antoinette Sandbach has been the Conservative MP for Eddisbury in Cheshire since 2015 Mr Johnson said on Friday …

New Zealand banning tourists from swimming with dolphins, claims visitors are ‘loving them too much’

That’s why New Zealand officials are banning tourism services that offer swims with dolphins, saying tourists are “loving them too much.” The Bay of Islands region — off the western coast of the country’s north island — has suffered a 66% decline in their bottle-nose dolphin population and a 65% increase in calf mortality rate, according to New Zealand’s Department of Conservation. At this point, only 19 bottle-nose dolphins are now regularly visiting the region. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Environmental authorities say they are shutting down all tourist-dolphin swimming operations in the region for three years, and restricting boat tours for dolphin watching to morning and early afternoon only — for just 20 minutes per trip, …

Meet Olli 2.0, a 3D-printed autonomous shuttle

From afar, Olli resembles many of the “future is now!” electric autonomous shuttles that have popped up in recent years. The tall rectangular pod, with its wide-set headlights and expansive windows nestled between a rounded frame, gives the shuttle a friendly countenance that screams, ever so gently, “come along, take a ride.” But Olli is different in almost every way, from how it’s produced to its origin story. And now, its maker, Local Motors, has given Olli an upgrade in hopes of accelerating the adoption of its autonomous shuttles. Meet Olli 2.0, a 3D-printed connected electric autonomous shuttle that Rogers says will hasten its ubiquity. “The future is here; it’s just not evenly distributed,” Local Motors co-founder and CEO John …

Googles Top Lawyer Wont Say Sorry to Ex-Employee Who Said He Ruined Her Life

Alphabets Chief Legal Officer David Drummond offered a non-apology Thursday to a woman who at various points was his employee, his extramarital partner, and the mother of his child. She accused him of ruining her life. Jennifer Blakely, a Silicon Valley angel investor and former senior contracts manager for Google, described the tumultuous course of their relationship in a first reported by BuzzFeed News, in which he called himself far from perfect and that he and Blakely had a difficult breakup that he regretted. He did not apologize to her and denied her claim that he dated another colleague at Google. Drummonds power at the company is difficult to overstate. He has been with Google since 2002 and was present …

Who Are Irans Covert Missile Minions Arming Hezbollah?

Theyre the Iranian covert operatives whose work could spark a war between Israel and Hezbollah. Israel has identified three Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps officers who it says are helping the terrorist group Hezbollah build a secret arsenal of ballistic missiles in Lebanon. The move comes just as Israel allegedly

‘Mythbusters’ Cast Mourns Jessi Combs’ Tragic Death: ‘We Are Lesser For Her Absence’ – Perez Hilton

The world continues to mourn fallen race car driver and renowned daredevil Jessi Combs after the “horrific” and untimely Byron paid tribute to the professional racer on Wednesday after news of her death broke, writing on Twitter (below): “So sad to hear about Jessi. She was a badass. Always pushing limits. Sending smiles into the universe for her.” Longtime (now former) Mythbusters host Adam Savage also shared his grief on the social media platform, mourning with the group while tweeting (below): “I’m so so sad, Jessi Combs has been killed in a crash. She was a brilliant & too-notch builder, engineer, driver, fabricator, and science communicator, & strove everyday to encourage others by her prodigious example. She was also a colleague, and we are lesser …

Marc Benioff will discuss building a socially responsible and successful startup at TechCrunch Disrupt

Salesforce chairman, co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff took a lot of big chances when he launched the company 20 years ago. For starters, his was one of the earliest enterprise SaaS companies, but he wasn’t just developing a company on top of a new platform, he was building one from scratch with social responsibility built-in. Fast-forward 20 years and that company is wildly successful. In its most recent earnings report, it announced a $4 billion quarter, putting it on a $16 billion run rate, and making it by far the most successful SaaS company ever. But at the heart of the company’s DNA is a charitable streak, and it’s not something they bolted on after getting successful. Even before the …

Residently raises 7M to digitise the rental experience

Residently, the U.K.-based “proptech” startup that is building a platform to improve the rental experience, has picked up £7 million in seed funding. Backing comes from Felix Capital, LocalGlobe and A/O PropTech, along with a number of the startup’s existing angel investors. The new funding will be used to grow the startup’s engineering and product teams, and to continue building out Residently’s rental portfolio in London and New York. On the product side, a number of extra services will also be added to the company’s “Living” platform, which offers things like cleaning and ironing, storage, contents insurance and furniture rental. “Residently is building the world’s rental brand with a platform for rental properties designed around the needs of the renter,” …

Heres A Question You Should Ask About Every Climate Change Plan

This post was written by Bill Gates. I get to learn about lots of different plans for dealing with climate change. It’s part of my job—climate change is the focus of my work with the investment fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures—but it’s just as likely to come up over dinner with friends or at a backyard barbecue. (In Seattle, we get outside as often as we can during the summer, since we know how often it’ll be raining once fall comes.) Whenever I hear an idea for what we can do to keep global warming in check—whether it’s over a conference table or a cheeseburger—I always ask this question: “What’s your plan for steel?” I know it sounds like an odd …

Only 3 days left for early-bird pricing on passes to Disrupt SF 2019

It’s a countdown to savings, startup fans. Calculate it any way you like — 72 hours, 4,320 minutes or 259,200 seconds — you have just three days left to save up to $1,300 with early-bird pricing on passes to Disrupt San Francisco 2019. The deadline strikes at exactly 11:59 p.m. (PST) on August 30. Buy your early-bird pass right now and save. One of the many reasons Disrupt SF draws more than 10,000 people from around the world is to hear an impressive array of speakers — leading experts and top players in the startup world. They’ll address crucial topics like security and the challenges of protecting your most valuable asset: your customers and their data. That issue applies to …