http://ift.tt/2mI4WcL News: Starbucks To Open In Italy, Home Of Espresso, In 2018. Italian Cafes Say Bring It

Starbucks To Open In Italy, Home Of Espresso, In 2018. Italian Cafes Say Bring It
The coffeehouse giant plans several stores in Milan. But Italian coffeehouse owners aren’t particularly worried. As one told us, they’re not even in the same business.

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http://ift.tt/2lQL7Cw News: Trump Nominee For Intel Boss Assures Senators He’ll Be Able To Take Charge

Trump Nominee For Intel Boss Assures Senators He’ll Be Able To Take Charge
Former Sen. Dan Coats tried to placate fears in the Senate Intelligence Committee that the White House wants to sideline the director of national intelligence amid tensions with the intel community.

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http://ift.tt/2maJ6Sx News: Trump Repeals Rule Designed To Block Gun Sales To Certain Mentally Ill People

Trump Repeals Rule Designed To Block Gun Sales To Certain Mentally Ill People
The president signed a measure into law that rescinds an Obama-era rule aimed at blocking gun sales to certain mentally ill people. The rule would have deemed about 75,000 people mentally incapable.

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Liked on YouTube: Julie’s Haircut – Gathering Light

Julie’s Haircut – Gathering Light
Julie’s Haircut – Gathering Light

Track taken from the album – Invocation and Ritual Dance of My Demon Twin
Released 17 February 2017

Album Itunes:
http://apple.co/2fyZlU3

Rocket Store:
http://ift.tt/2lU0RTw

Published on: 22 November 2016
Artist: Julie’s Haircut
Tracks: Gathering Light
Catalogue Number: Launch104
Directed by Luca Giovanardi

C+P Rocket Recordings 2016
via YouTube https://youtu.be/DeY0T6qdPrU

Liked on YouTube: Richard Barbieri – Solar Sea VR / 360° (from Planets + Persona)

Richard Barbieri – Solar Sea VR / 360° (from Planets + Persona)
Richard Barbieri’s ‘Solar Sea’ scores a new 360° video that explores multiple worlds in space. Taken from the forthcoming album Planets + Persona – http://ift.tt/2h9UrM1 [PLEASE WATCH IN AN UPDATED BROWSER]

Watch the VR video as it takes you on a journey through colliding planets, ice crystals inside a hollow comet, volcanic asteroids spewing molten lava into open space and a breathtaking finale.

To view Richard Barbieri’s Solar Sea in 360, you will need to view the video using the YouTube app on iOS and Android. By moving your smartphone or tablet, you will be able to look around the 360 degree view. To watch on a desktop or laptop computer, you will need to make sure you are using the latest version of either Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Opera. You will then be able to move the view by clicking and dragging inside the video player or by using the WASD keys. For the most immersive experience, we recommend using a VR headset.

Having seen the video for the first time with a VR headset Richard enthused: “THAT WAS INCREDIBLE! Amazing that Miles (Skarin) has captured the movement and turbulence of planets, particles and matter that I was trying to reference in the music. It’s a totally immersive experience and, along with the artwork, another important addition to the album experience”

Released on the 40th anniversary of the Japan’s first recording, the new studio album from the ex-Japan and Porcupine Tree keyboards maestro, ‘Planets + Persona’ is Richard Barbieri’s most sonically expansive work to date with an array of guest performers
Pre-order for March 2017 release: http://ift.tt/2h9UrM1
via YouTube https://youtu.be/MQiZVQc06KM

http://ift.tt/2lQPe1d News: The British Celebrate Pancake Day With Sweet Races

The British Celebrate Pancake Day With Sweet Races
The last day of February is called Pancake Day in the United Kingdom, and it is marked by pancake races. Teams run pan in hand toward the finish line in a tradition going back hundreds of years.

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http://ift.tt/2lTKAOf News: Some Democrats Will Bring Muslim Guests To Trump’s Speech

Some Democrats Will Bring Muslim Guests To Trump’s Speech
While Congressional Democrats invite immigrants and wear “suffragette white,” the White House has chosen its guests with equal calculation.

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http://ift.tt/2l94WG8 News: Billboard About Gender Roles Sparks Debate, Protest In North Carolina

Billboard About Gender Roles Sparks Debate, Protest In North Carolina
“Real men provide. Real women appreciate it,” is the message displayed on a new billboard along the highway near Winston-Salem. It wasn’t received well by some in the community.

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http://ift.tt/2l96ccu News: Trump Aims To ‘Eliminate’ Clean Water Rule

Trump Aims To ‘Eliminate’ Clean Water Rule
The Obama-era “Waters of the United States” rule defines which small bodies of water are subject to U.S. authority. Opponents such as farmers, homebuilders and golf course owners say it goes too far.

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