How Gareth Southgate probably votes

An unscientific and incomplete guide. Gareth Southgate. England manager. Thinking man. Newsnight viewer. Loving father and husband with a keen sense of civic duty. In short: exactly the sort of person who exercises his right to vote as often as is humanly possible. A proud member of the 22.5 per cent of registered voters in North Yorkshire who bothered to turn out for 2016’s police and crime commissioner elections. We can all agree that Southgate votes early and often. But once he’s inside the ballot box, which box does he cross? I tweeted my gut feeling earlier: Tony Blair in 1997, 2001, and 2005, Nick Clegg in 2010, and David… Read More

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Body pulled from water at park in Morris County

The person was found floating face down about a half-mile from where boating is permitted Authorities on Tuesday pulled a body from the water at Grace Lord Park in Boonton. Police and emergency workers were on the scene early this afternoon. It’s not clear how the body got in the water but there are nearby waterfalls from the Rockaway River. The person was found floating face down about a half-mile from where boating is permitted, according to a witness. The park is located near West Main Street and Essex Avenue, not far from Interstate 287 in the Morris County town Boonton police couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. A fire… Read More

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I’ve lived in the Bay Area for 30 years, and I’m convinced that tech companies have ruined it

The Bay Area is saturated with tech companies like Twitter and DropBox, but it wasn’t always that way. The inclusive San Francisco was once home to an eclectic group of dreamers, unconventionals, and creatives. But in the last two decades, tech companies have taken over, diminishing the rich culture and causing Bay Area real estate prices to soar. Here’s how tech companies are ruining the Bay Area. When I moved to San Francisco in 1987, the inclusive City by the Bay was home to artists, dreamers, queers, and weirdos. I made friends, got a job, and learned never to call the city “Frisco.” In San Francisco, the unconventional fit in.… Read More

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An increasing number of tech CEOs are speaking out against Trump’s border policy

CEOs from tech companies including YouTube, Airbnb, Apple, Box, and Twilio have chosen to speak out against the Trump administration’s separation of immigrant families at the border. Microsoft, facing backlash for its continued cloud software contract with ICE, issued a statement as well. An increasing number of tech CEOs are speaking out against the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the border. YouTube CEO Susan called the family separations “heartbreaking,” and highlighted various activists groups that are helping effected families. Regardless of your politics, it’s heartbreaking to see what’s happening to families at the border. Here are some ways you can help: https://t.co/IFVG6g8AKO — Susan Wojcicki (@SusanWojcicki) June 19,… Read More

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Senegal scored one of the most controversial goals of the World Cup when one of its players ran back onto a wide-open field after an injury

Senegal’s M’Baye Niang scored a controversial and confusing goal over Poland in the World Cup that was the difference-maker in the match. Niang was on the sidelines waiting to check back in, and was allowed back into the game as Poland tried to redirect the ball into the backfield to their goalie. Niang sprinted ahead, beat Poland’s goalie to the ball, and got a wide-open goal. Senegal won the game, 2-1. Senegal’s M’Baye Niang scored a crucial and controversial goal over Poland on Tuesday in the World Cup when he sprinted back onto the pitch at just the right moment. Niang was sent off the field with an injury just… Read More

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