An app to help blind people to 'see' – BBC News



A new app is helping blind people solve everyday problems by combining smartphones video technology and an army of armchair volunteers.

World Hacks investigates how it works and explores whether micro-volunteering projects like this have the potential to solve all kinds of problems in the future.
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Sudan's forgotten pyramids – BBC News



As part of a series looking at some of the lesser seen sides of some of the world’s most misunderstood countries, Benjamin Zand heads to Sudan. A country long-ravaged by terrorism and civil war – he sets off on a journey to find one of the world’s largest collections of ancient pyramids, that few ever visit.

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'We have to walk round with knives' – BBC News



Last year a knife or blade was used in a crime every 16 minutes, somewhere in the UK. There were 2,300 victims of knife crime aged 18 or younger last year, records show – a rise of 45% over three years, in England and Wales. The Home Office says knife crime remains below levels in 2010 but it recognises there is more to be done. The BBC’s Ed Thomas meets people who say they carry knives every day.

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Classic burger joint coming soon to Medical Lake

Medical Lake burger lovers prepare your palates – good things may be coming your way.

Debi Long and her husband Joe, of Ruby’s on Silver Lake, are working feverishly to open a new classic 50s-style, family hamburger restaurant at 711 East Lake St. they will be calling Jake’s.

“I’m just trying to help get this stuff going for her,” Joe said in the middle of working on an exhaust hood in the kitchen during a recent phone interview

The Long’s have been remodeling the restaurant’s interior from scratch, according to building owner Miranda Spilker.

“It was a completely empty building when I bought it,” Spilker said of the property she purchased about a year ago and is now leasing to the Longs.

According to local lore, the building has in the past housed the Donut Depot, the Emporium – called either a junk shop or antique store, depending on the person describing it – and a former local gas station and convenience store called Snode’s, where some locals recall buying penny candy as kids

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Venezuela crisis: the view from Caracas farmers' market – BBC News



Venezuela’s economy has been in recession since 2014 – it’s economy has shrunk by a third since then and the IMF thinks things could get worse next year with an estimated drop of 18% more.

As the G20 nations meet in Buenos Aires, Venezuela is a worry nearby the summit for many of those attending including the host president Mauricio Macri.

It’s rare for international correspondents to be granted access to report from Venezuela, but the BBC’s Vladimir Hernandez managed to send this report from Caracas.

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BBC TV HISTORY: 60 YEARS OF IDENTS



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60 years ago the BBC unveiled its first “television symbol” – a moving logo to identify a TV channel – nowadays known as an “ident”. The new medium of television, the BBC decided, needed a new way to identify itself to viewers.

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When BBC weather forecast goes wrong: Bloopers & funny incidents



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Here are some of the funniest moments & incidents from 2014.
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How Building Trust Creates Confidence In Genomic and Diagnostic Recruiting

How Building Trust Creates Confidence In Genomic and Diagnostic Recruiting

“I trust you.”

For many of us, these words are something abstract — a rather fluffy, sometimes fuzzy thing. Yet, trust is not some soft, ethereal or elusive quality you either have or do not. Rather, trust is a pragmatic, tangible, actionable asset that must be developed, and you can create it much faster than you might believe possible. This is important, as transcendent values, like trust and integrity, literally translate into profits and prosperity in whatever way you count real value.

In the end, we only work with those we know, like and TRUST. When you trust others, you feel assured in their abilities to do something or to remain true to and steadfast in a partnership. When you trust a brand or a product, you see it as reliable and dependable.

Simply put, trust is confidence. It is the ability to depend on the integrity, strength and skill of another to perform as promised and keep us informed o

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Dementia: A month in the life (FULL documentary) – BBC News



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Wendy, Keith and Christopher are three of more than 500,000 people with dementia in the UK living at home. For the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, they filmed parts of their lives over a month.
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Twins reunited after 70 years apart – BBC News



They were separated at birth and it took 70 years to bring them back together. George Skrzynecky and Lucian Poznanski, 69, were born in Germany after their Polish mother was sent to a forced labour camp.

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