Art

Documentary explores Vietnamese diaspora in France through food

Documentary explores Vietnamese diaspora in France through food

Feb. 28, 2020, 5:26 PM UTC. Hieu Gray sits outside Do et Riz, a popular Vietnamese restaurant in Paris, conversing with the restaurant's owner about the popularity of Vietnamese dishes in France. “The French love them in Paris,” the owner says in Vietnamese. “I mean people really love them! And when they find out about these Vietnamese dishes, you'll give them a desire to go to Vietnam.”. Do et Riz is one of five stops Gray makes on a journey ... Full story

Education

This AI Researcher Thinks We Have It All Wrong

This AI Researcher Thinks We Have It All Wrong

Dr. Luis Perez-Breva Dr. Luis Perez-Breva. Luis Perez-Breva is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor and the faculty director of innovation teams at the MIT School or Engineering. He is also an entrepreneur and part of The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. Luis works to see how we can use technology to make our lives better and also on how we can work to get new technology out into the world. On an episode of the ... Full story

Economics

Here Are The Destinations Affected By Coronavirus Flight Cancellations And Travel Bans

Here Are The Destinations Affected By Coronavirus Flight Cancellations And Travel Bans

- Share to facebook - Share to linkedin. Passengers wearing protective facemasks amid concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak wait to ... [+] board their plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia AFP via Getty Images. Topline : The rapid spread of new coronavirus cases in countries around the world prompted international airlines and governments to begin cancelling flights and instituting broader travel bans to the most ... Full story

Entertainment

Facebook Messenger ditches Discover, demotes chat bots – TechCrunch

Facebook Messenger ditches Discover, demotes chat bots – TechCrunch

Chat bots were central to Facebook Messenger’s strategy three years ago. Now they’re being hidden from view in the app along with games and businesses. Facebook Messenger is removing the Discover tab this week as it focuses on speed and simplicity instead of broad utility like China’s WeChat. The changes are part of a larger Messenger redesign that reorients the People tab around Stories as Facebook continues to try to dominate the ephemeral ... Full story

Health

Coronavirus: Latest UK patient was infected in England  News

Coronavirus: Latest UK patient was infected in England News

Image caption At least 621 people were infected on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. A patient diagnosed with coronavirus in England has become the first person to catch it in the UK. It is unclear whether this was "directly or indirectly" from someone who recently returned from abroad, England's chief medical officer said. The latest case, a resident from Surrey, takes the UK's total to 20. The announcement comes after a British man ... Full story

Law

Man allegedly used counterfeit cash to buy Girl Scout cookies, police say

Man allegedly used counterfeit cash to buy Girl Scout cookies, police say

A man has been arrested in Oregon after police say he used counterfeit cash to purchase Girl Scout cookies. The Salem Police Department said it responded to two different calls in mid-February from local Girl Scout troops who reported receiving counterfeit U.S. currency on separate occasions while selling cookies outside a Walmart . MORE: 98-year-old has been selling Girl Scout Cookies since 1932 with no signs of stopping. In each instance, the ... Full story

Living

Roof box people smuggler jailed

Roof box people smuggler jailed

Image caption The three people were found in the locked airless roof box by Border Force officers. A man who smuggled three Vietnamese people into the UK in a car roof box has been jailed for three years. Robert Rooney, 34, was stopped by Border Force after driving his Ford Fiesta into the UK control zone at Croquelle, France, on 5 October. He told officials the roof box contained camping equipment but two men and a girl, 15, were found inside, ... Full story

Politics

Judge Resigns After Louisiana Gov. Asks Her To Step Down For Using Racial Slurs In Her Text Messages

Judge Resigns After Louisiana Gov. Asks Her To Step Down For Using Racial Slurs In Her Text Messages

Louisiana Judge Jessie LeBlanc resigned after Governor John Bel Edwards demanded she step down. Full story

Sport

Major fire forces station evacuation - BBC News

Major fire forces station evacuation - BBC News

Image caption Footage showed large plumes of smoke rising above the station. A large fire has broken out at a major Paris train station, with police reporting "unacceptable incidents" ahead of a nearby concert. The Gare de Lyon station is being evacuated, police say. Footage showed scooters and other vehicles on fire. Earlier, political opponents of the DR Congo government had called for musician Fally Ipupa's performance at the nearby Bercy ... Full story

Technology

FCC proposes roughly $200 million in fines against wireless carriers for mishandling customers’ location data

FCC proposes roughly $200 million in fines against wireless carriers for mishandling customers’ location data

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday proposed fining AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile roughly $200 million in total for improperly handling customers’ location data, a penalty some critics decried as weak given the gravity of the industry’s alleged misdeeds. The agency, led by Republican Chairman Ajit Pai, said it appeared that the nation’s top four wireless carriers did not properly inform consumers that their real-time ... Full story