May need to upgrade 'bunfight' into 'cake-flinging war' over this one Parliamentary criticism of the National Cyber Security Centre's "image over cost" London HQ is being shrugged off by the government because of the GCHQ offshoot's successful response to the WannaCry ransomware outbreak.…
Baby name trends are typically shared across the United States, but there are some interesting regional and state-specific tendencies. When the Social Security Administration released its list of most popular baby names of 2020, the agency also shared the state-by-state breakdown.Unsurprisingly, the most popular name for girls in the country – Olivia – also dominated on the state level, taking the top spot in 29 states and Washington, D.C. However, Emma (the second most popular name) was the top pick in only two states, Florida and Pennsylvania.Meanwhile, Ava (in at number 3) proved to be a regional favourite in the South, winning out in five states – Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. Charlotte was the fourth most popular name nationally but the top pick in eight states.As for boys, Liam was the most popular name in the United States as a whole and specifically in 22 states plus Washington, D.C. Oliver (number 3) was the favourite in 17 states, while Noah (number two) only led in five states.Some interesting outliers were Henry, which ranked ninth nationally but was the top name for boys in Minnesota last year, and Harper, the top name for girls in South Dakota and West Virginia but tenth overall in the country.Keep scrolling to find out which names are the most popular for baby boys and girls in your state.And if you’re interested in the most popular baby names nationally in the US, find the top 10 for girls and boys below.GirlsOliviaEmmaAvaCharlotteSophiaAmeliaIsabellaMiaEvelynHarperBoysLiamNoahOliverElijahWilliamJamesBenjaminLucasHenryAlexanderRelated...Revealed: The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2021 So Far10 Vintage Baby Names On The Rise Inspired By Lilibet DianaThe Name 'Donald' Hit Record Low Popularity In 2020Cora, Rona And Lockie: 10 Baby Names Inspired By Lockdown
Sir Richard Branson, then Jeff Bezos and now one of Britain's most celebrated advertising creatives, Trevor Beattie will soon be taking off into space, but first he needs to find a flight to catch to New Mexico where his space shuttle awaits. No easy thing in a global pandemic. If it wasn't for the outbreak...
Master & Dynamic has followed up its excellent MW08 true wireless earbuds with a new model that's lighter and offers a Kevlar-wrapped wireless charging case.
Remakes, remasters, and retreads are all the rage these days. But don’t let the publishers fool you, they’re not taking many chances. From the Mass Effect franchise remasters to the outstanding Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 & 2 remake, most of the game revivals we’re seeing are for titles that were beloved by the masses, critically acclaimed, and profitable in their heyday. But what if we could convince the secret underground cabal of diabolical game publishers to wield the power of the remake for good and justice? What if we could avenge some of gaming’s greatest misses by turning them into modern…This story continues at The Next Web
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Those left clutching their pearls by Lil Nas X’s Montero (Call Me By Your Name) music video earlier this year might want to have the smelling salts to hand before they hit play on his latest offering.On Friday, Lil Nas unveiled his new single Industry Baby, along with the track’s stunning music video, which just might be the Grammy-winning musician’s most outrageous to date.Poking fun at his recent legal drama with Nike, the chart-topping star’s new clip takes place in prison, where he’s seen hanging with twerking inmates in pink uniforms, working out in the prison yard and serving some (totally nude) choreography in the communal showers.See, we told you it was his most outrageous offering to date!The Industry Baby video ends with Lil Nas staging a prison break – through a carefully-placed poster of his recent BET Awards performance – alongside fellow rapper Jack Harlow, who also has a verse on the song.To mark the release of Industry Baby, Lil Nas has partnered with The Bail Project on a new initiative aiming to end cash bail in the United States legal system.Writing on the organisation’s website, he explained: “Music is the way I fight for liberation. It’s my act of resistance. But I also know that true freedom requires real change in how the criminal justice system works. Starting with cash bail.“This isn’t just theoretical for me. It’s personal. I know the pain that incarceration brings to a family. And I know the disproportionate impact that cash bail has on Black Americans.”Lil Nas X uses his prison themed “Industry Baby” video as a fundraiser for the Bail Project which is a nonprofit that combatting mass incarceration. pic.twitter.com/krdczzr2Tf— Rap Alert (@rapalert4) July 23, 2021While Montero (Call Me By Your Name) was accompanied by a letter to his 14-year-old self, Lil Nas preceded the release of Industry Baby with a new message to himself aged 20, referencing the success of his breakout single Old Town Road and the Covid-19 pandemic.“I wrote a song for us,” the now-22-year-old said. “I know sometimes you feel like it’s all downhill from here. I know your sexuality has made you feel like it’s all downhill from here. I know your sexuality has made you feel like an outcast amongst your peers.“I know going from having the biggest song in the world to being trapped in your apartment is weighing heavy on you. And I know if you hear the phrase ‘one hit wonder’ one more time you might combust. But I need you to keep going.“I need you to realise that you have the opportunity to be the person that you needed growing up. I need you to stop feeling sorry for yourself.“And I need you to remember that the only person who has to believe in YOU is YOU.”“INDUSTRY BABY”
The RBI is considering a 'phased introduction' of a central bank digital currency as it will need legal changes to be made in the nation’s foreign-exchange rules and information-technology laws, Deputy Governor T. Rabi Sankar said
Carla Hassan is the new chief marketing officer at JPMorgan Chase. She takes over the position previously held by Leslie Gillin, who was appointed to CMO at the banking giant in January 2020, succeeding Kristin Lemkau. Gillin left JPMorgan Chase in March for personal reasons, according to Bloomberg. Hassan joins from Citi, where she'd held...
The US this month delivered three aircraft to India that will help it keep an eye on China's increasingly active navy, especially its submarines.
Prince George’s eight birthday has been marked with a new photograph that pays touching tribute to his great-grandfather, the late Duke of Edinburgh.In the image, taken by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, George sits on the bonnet of a Land Rover Defender, Prince Philip’s favourite make of car.The Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April a few months short of his 100th birthday, regularly drove Land Rovers and during his funeral, his coffin was carried by a specially adapted defender, which he helped design himself.A keen photographer, the Duchess of Cambridge often releases images she has taken of George, his sister Charlotte and brother Louis to mark birthdays and major landmarks of both the Cambridge and Royal families.Turning eight(!) tomorrow
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Zoom weddings soared during the pandemic | Illustration by Grayson Blackmon
Virtual weddings, one of the more endearing traditions to emerge during last year’s pandemic-related lockdowns, are no longer legal in New York now that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has lifted his April executive order. First reported by the New York Times, the order Cuomo signed was meant for a state of emergency, and he rescinded the EO effective June 25th.
New York state law requires that a couple planning to wed “must state in the presence of an authorized public official or authorized member of the clergy and at least one other witness that each takes the other as his or her spouse.” So in order to keep Zoom and other virtual weddings legal, new legislation would be necessary.
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We obtained a never-before-seen address book that appears to have belonged to Jeffrey Epstein in the '90s, connecting him to a new network of prominent financiers and political figures.
The Acer Swift 3, one of picks for the best student laptops, is on sale at Costco for $490. | Photo by Monica Chin / The Verge
The weekend has arrived, bringing with it an assortment of great discounts on everything from student-centric laptops to headphones to some games that launched as recently as this week. We’ve rounded up many of the highlights below, and if you’re looking for the best of the best and not just what’s currently on sale, we’ve also updated our comprehensive guides to the best streaming devices and best gaming laptops, both of which offer a host of entertainment options for looking to escape the summer heat.
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