‘Thanks for independence’: Ukraine’s schismatic Patriarch bestows highest award on ex-CIA ops chief

The head of the schismatic Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kiev Patriarchate expressed his gratitude to the ex-CIA associate director, acknowledging his support for the church’s break with Moscow. Patriarch Filaret presented former CIA Associate Director Jack Devine with the Order of St. Andrew, the church’s highest decoration, local media reported on Thursday. The cleric thanked […]

MORGAN STANLEY: Get used to a ‘new normal’ of weaker UK growth thanks to Brexit

REUTERS/Kevin Coombs Morgan Stanley says weaker growth looks set in for the long haul once the UK formally leaves the EU. The average quarterly growth rate since the third quarter of 2016 was about 0.4%, which looks set to continue until at least the fourth quarter of 2020, economists at the bank said.  In the […]

Online dating could be worth $12 billion — and it’s all thanks to Tinder, analyst says (MTCH)

Business Insider/Bumble Match Group is rallying Friday after a Wall Street analyst launched coverage with a bullish price target of $ 66 — 28% above where shares settled Thursday. Nomura Instinet says the online-dating sector could be worth $ 12 billion by 2020.  Nomura says it’s worried about Facebook’s foray into dating either, and says […]

Flights: UK holidaymakers can now make the most of winter sun thanks to new Red Sea routes

The Red Sea was once a very popular holiday destination with UK holidaymakers, but after the UK suspended all flights to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt following a suspected terrorist attack, numbers to the coastal region declined. Today, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel by air to or from Sharm el Sheikh. However, […]

Thanks for the Customers: Chevrolet Will Continue Building Many Sedans as Ford Exits the Stage

With Ford abandoning the sedan business for what it hopes are greener pastures, General Motors is going to stick with it. While it’s doubtful the automaker expects to pick up every customer the Blue Oval leaves behind, the sedan market still has millions of potential customers in it. However, with the industry shifting ever more […]

Johnny Vegas weight loss: Comedian's slim frame thanks to this diet breakfast

Johnny Vegas has been seen out in public looking slim. The hugely successful comedian has been open about his weight loss efforts on social media. The Northerner, from Merseyside, has been focusing on losing weight. He even eats a specific healthy breakfast in a bid to lose the pounds. Johnny Vegas weight loss was made […]

Reddit Got Hacked Thanks to a Woefully Insecure Two-Factor Setup

The tech community has known about the risk of using SMS in two-factor authentication for years. Reddit appears to have missed the memo. https://media.wired.com/photos/5b620c800a4a950b900cf5c3/master/pass/Reddit%20User%20Data%20Breached%20Because%20of%20Woefully%20Insecure%20Two-Factor%20Setup.jpg

Russia thanks Israel for striking ISIS inside Syria

The Russian military has thanked their Israeli counterparts for striking Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist positions inside Syria, after IS fighters tried to draw IDF fire on Syrian army positions by launching rockets into Israel. “A targeted strike by IDF jets and artillery promptly destroyed ISIS terrorists and their rocket launchers,” the Russian defense […]

By defining “l33t” and “Thanks Obama,” Dictionary.com became the Web’s reference

Talking with Dictionary.com CEO Liz McMillan at the 2018 Collision Conference. (video link) NEW ORLEANS—Despite the ever-connected nature of life today, there remains a moment that all of us eventually encounter. Whether talking to a friend, texting with a family member, or emailing and chatting with coworkers, a word pops up that simply stymies. Wait, […]