History was made by men - or at least that what the BBC ’s Icons audience might have us believe. When viewers were asked to vote for the most iconic human beings of the 20th century, only male figures made the final seven. Among them were deserving contenders such as Nelson Mandela , Pablo Picasso and ‘father of computing’ Alan Turing. But many - just as worthy - women didn’t get a look in, such as Nobel prize winner Marie Curie, suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe. Down the centuries women have played a central part in shaping the world, and the 20th century had more impressive women than ever - Rosa Parks, Florence Nightingale, Mother Teresa and Queen Elizabeth II, to name just a few. So why, when presented with both the male and female history-makers, did viewers of the BBC2 show cast their votes for the men, not the women? A BBC spokesperson would only point out that the programme “gave the public their say on who … [Read more...] about BBC finalists for 20th century greatest person are all men – where are the women?
An office worker who transferred her employer's cash to an online fraudster allegedly ignored a warning telling her she was falling victim to a scam.Patricia Reilly is said to have received a message from bankers about con artists trying to fool employees that their bosses wanted them to make payments to companies.She had earlier received a number of email messages which appeared to be from her boss Yvonne Bremner.But they were sent by an imposter.Ms Bremner is managing director of Glasgow firm Peebles Media Group, which is suing Mrs Reilly at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.The company is claiming £107,984 from the former employee - the sum outstanding after the bank refunded more than £85,000 of the almost £200,000 stolen.'Gone apoplectic'Ms Bremner, 58, claims Mrs Reilly acted negligently.She told Scotland's highest civil court that Mrs Reilly was not authorised to make payments on behalf of the company.She also said she never knew Mrs Reilly was able to make … [Read more...] about Company sues worker who fell for email scam
Women’s sport has value The paid-for versus free ticket debate was put to the test in the Women’s Super League last weekend. On Saturday Manchester City charged £7 for adults’ tickets to the first Manchester derby of the WSL era – albeit with the first three kids’ tickets free – whereas Chelsea gave away all the tickets for their game against Tottenham on Sunday. There is no right or wrong way here; there are positives and negatives to both approaches and valuable lessons to be learned. That more fans chose to pay to watch WSL football in Manchester (31,213) than attended for free in London (24,564) is perhaps the clearest indication that ascribing value to the product matters. Making a financial commitment – even a token one – has a big effect. Numerous pieces of research have shown that free events lead to a much bigger drop-off than paid-for ones. The psychological effects of the drop-off For Manchester City there was a somewhat … [Read more...] about Big-stadium experiments give Women’s Super League a chance to learn
Saturday Night Live Saturday Night Live Season 41 Episode 16 Editor’s Rating 3 stars *** «Previous Next» SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – “Peter Dinklage” Episode 1699 – Pictured: (l-r) Peter Dinklage and Cecily Strong on March 29, 2016 – (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) Photo: NBC/2016 NBCUniversal Media, LLC When Peter Dinklage showed up on Weekend Update during a Melissa McCarthy–hosted SNL episode to play Peter Drunklage — that is, a soused alter ego who mimicked Bobby Moynihan’s popular Weekend Update character, Drunk Uncle — it was clear he had the chops to host the show himself. While best known as one of badasses on Game of Thrones, Dinklage has regularly popped up in comedy projects, e.g., the furious book publisher Miles Finch in Elf and one of Liz Lemon’s missed connections on 30 Rock. Dinklage’s SNL episode more than proves his capabilities in the sketch … [Read more...] about Recap: Peter Dinklage Bares It All
You’ve got a huge file to send to someone else—what’s the best way of going about it? Your cloud storage service of choice might well offer a robust file-sharing option, and the maximum attachment size limit on your email client might be higher than you think, but there are also a growing number of simple, one-stop file-sharing tools that make this boring-but-important a breeze. These online apps don’t require any complicated setup or the installation of any desktop software—they just provide clean, fast file sharing when you’ve got a lot of 1s and 0s you need to transfer somewhere else. These are the best that we’ve found, together with some more conventional options. Advertisement Dropbox Not Dropbox as in the more comprehensive file syncing and sharing platform, but Dropbox as in the standalone Transfer tool: This differs from regular Dropbox file sharing in that the recipient doesn’t need a Dropbox account to download the file, … [Read more...] about The Best Ways to Send Huge Files to Other People