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    Starbucks: Crisis response done right

    Quest's Profitable Moment Two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for doing absolutely nothing. A photograph of the incident was seen around the world. It was a potential disaster for Starbucks (SBUX). Recognizing that, CEO Kevin Johnson immediately came out and announced that Starbucks was going to put it right. He said the store manager had been wrong to call the police. It was wrong to have the men arrested. The only ones not in the wrong were the two men waiting inside the Starbucks. Not only did Johnson apologize, but he announced that 175,000 Starbucks employees in the United States would undergo unconscious bias training. You could say it was a textbook example of how to

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    WATCH: Woman violently arrested for not adhering to dress code in Iran

    Iran has ordered an investigation after a video surfaced showing police pushing and pulling a young woman who was resisting arrest for not adhering to imposed dress code. The semi-official ISNA news agency reported Thursday that Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has requested a “comprehensive investigation and report” into the police’s handling of the matter. Another young woman shouts at the police to go easy on her, saying she has a heart condition. Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president for women’s affairs, condemned the police’s “violent” approach to the situation.

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    Ariana Grande teases new music

    Ariana Grande has broken her four month Twitter silence by announcing what looks like new music. The 24-year-old posted "no tears left to cry", alongside the date 20 April, suggesting new music is on the way. The message also popped on several billboards across the US. Ariana hasn't released an album since the Manchester Arena terror attack in May last year, when 23 people died at one of her concerts. The singer, who hasn't posted since 1 January, also told her 56.8m followers "miss you" before posting a tear drop emoji. Ariana's family - her mom Joan and brother Frankie - all tweeted the same emoji, while the singer also posed for a picture wearing a jumper with the slogan. Reports suggest Ariana's

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    Lalit Modi forecasts IPL players Will earn '$1 million a game'

    LONDON: Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi believes there will come a time when players will earn $1 million dollars per game while warning that the traditional program of matches between countries “will disappear”. A Twenty20 domestic franchise competition launched a decade ago, which has spawned a host of imitators worldwide, the IPL is now the most lucrative of all cricket tournaments. “The IPL is here to stay,” Modi told Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper in an interview published Thursday. “It will be the dominant sporting league in the world.” IPL teams are bankrolled by wealthy businessmen operating in an environment where the passion for cricket in India, the world’s second-most populous nation, makes the game an attractive target for sponsors and broadcasters.

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    Iran arrests official over public dancing

    The head of the department of Islamic guidance in the Iranian city of Mashhad has been arrested after people danced at an event in a local shopping centre. A video showed a crowd of men and women enjoying a performance by a singer. Mixing between the genders and dancing in public are severely restricted under Iran's Islamic laws. A judicial official said the shopping centre event, which was authorised by the Islamic guidance department, was an "offence against public decency". Mashhad is the location of an important Shia shrine and is a stronghold of particularly hardline clerics. The video of the shopping centre event shows hundreds of men and women crowded onto several floors around an atrium,

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    'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' trailer has dinosaurs running amok

    (CNN)"Welcome to Jurassic World." That's how Jeff Goldblum's Dr. Ian Malcolm introduces a new world of dinosaurs in the latest trailer for "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." The preview for Universal's upcoming summer tentpole goes beyond the island where genetically engineered dinosaurs have roamed for decades, bringing the prehistoric creatures to the mainland. Owen Grady, played by Chris Pratt, is shown in the trailer barely escaping the jaws of a sleeping T-Rex before notes of John Williams' iconic score begin to play. The brief peek also presents the film's heroes trying to save the dinosaurs from being turned into weapons, rather than just trying to escape them. "A rescue op," Pratt's Grady

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    Austria to seize migrants' phones in asylum crackdown

    Austria's government surged to power late last year with a promise to stop illegal migration and crack down on refugees, and its latest move is to target their phones. Asylum seekers will be forced to hand over their mobiles so the authorities can check their identities and where they have come from, the cabinet has agreed. If an applicant is found to have previously entered another EU country where the "Dublin regulation" is in force, they could be sent back there. Under the Dublin rule, people typically have to seek asylum in the first EU state they reach. In 2015, at the height of Europe's migrant crisis, over 90,000 people applied for asylum in Austria, more than 1% of the country's population.