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Scimitar-horned oryx were hunted to extinction in the 1990s, but are now returning to the wild, thanks to breeding in captivity and reintroduction efforts in Chad
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It was a short-lived victory for one of the first online protests to harness social media in its campaigning. Inevitably, the second series bombed, and no amount of nuts could persuade CBS to bring it back again. Protest resurrection What happened with Jericho , though, was just a foretaste of the power of online campaigns driven by social media. Ten years on, we have more powerful campaigns that aim to change lives. And among the best, so far, has been Stop Funding Hate (found at @stopfundinghate). Richard Wilson, one of the founders of Stop Funding Hate, told us about its origins. When he was a teenager in the 1990s, “my mum used to teach English to refugees from Congo, Rwanda and Bosnia. I remember how hurtful she found it to compare the real experiences of the students in her class – and the traumas they had suffered – with the negative and distorted portrayal of refugees and asylum seekers by the Daily Mail .
Politico
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Bernie Sanders or Sen. Elizabeth Warren. “Populism is inherently anti-government,” Cowan said. “That works if you’re a right-wing conservative, like Donald Trump. That doesnt work if you’re the party of government. He added: You can’t meet right-wing populism effectively as a matter of politics or governing with big government liberal populism, or 1990s centrism. You have to do something entirely new for a new era.” Democratic lawmakers on the Hill said they were supportive of the campaign because they are desperate for answers on how to rebuild the party, not just how to fight the rare phenomenon that is Trump. “We took it all for granted,” California Rep. Scott Peters said in an interview. “People assumed we had this rising majority that would never let us down. Clearly we’re losing people who are voting for Republicans, or we’re not offering something to get our voters out.
Politico
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Bernie Sanders or Sen. Elizabeth Warren. “Populism is inherently anti-government,” Cowan said. “That works if you’re a right-wing conservative, like Donald Trump. That doesnt work if you’re the party of government. He added: You can’t meet right-wing populism effectively as a matter of politics or governing with big government liberal populism, or 1990s centrism. You have to do something entirely new for a new era.” Democratic lawmakers on the Hill said they were supportive of the campaign because they are desperate for answers on how to rebuild the party, not just how to fight the rare phenomenon that is Trump. “We took it all for granted,” California Rep. Scott Peters said in an interview. “People assumed we had this rising majority that would never let us down. Clearly we’re losing people who are voting for Republicans, or we’re not offering something to get our voters out.
Politico
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In his interview with POLITICO last week, Morison said he’s not familiar with most of those cases, but sees little similarity between himself and Snowden. “If he wants a pardon, he should stand trial and then ask the president for one,” Morison said. “It’s flagrant. I’m not sympathetic to it….He fled. I wouldnt have fled if my life depended on it.” In fact, Morison was arrested at Dulles Airport as he tried to board a flight to London. Prosecutors did call him a flight risk, while defense lawyers said it was clear he was just going on vacation. While Morison was regarded in some quarters as a First Amendment martyr during the 1980s and 1990s, his story includes a coda that renders it a cautionary tale as Obama considers last-minute pardons and commutations. In 2014, Morison ran afoul of the law again, charged with stealing original maps and documents from his grandfather’s official files in Navy archives.
Japan Times
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Jan. 21-May 7 American artist Elizabeth Peyton gained much acclaim for her prints, paintings and sketches during the early 1990s, but it is her portraiture ...
South China Morning Post
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Journalist turned e-commerce entrepreneur and eternally sunny street-style favourite, JJ Martin talks about her passion for, and the problems with, vintage. When did you become a vintage hound and what are the best places to hunt? I got into vintage fashion while I was living in New York in the 1990s and went to the Chelsea Flea Market every weekend. I could pick up beautiful fur coats for US$40. It was real fun. Miami has some of the best vintage stores vintage is everywhere. Los...
China Daily
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Bernd is old enough to have noticed China's opening-up in the 1980s, its economic boom since the 1990s, and its journey toward leadership on major global issues.
The Huffington Post
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The second explanation for shrinking international trade stems from the general global climate, which has become more protectionist . The IMF notes that, in the 1990s, an average of 30 trade liberalisation agreements were signed annually between countries. But barely ten such agreements have been signed each year since 2011. Free trade agreements include deeper provisions that go beyond trade barriers and more partners can significantly reduce the cost of trade, which, in turn, helps boost trade flows. The third reason for the brake on trade is the decline in the growth of global value chains , which is the idea that the process of production consists of many stages and occurs across borders. But this phenomenon, which developed at a very high rate after China's accession to the WTO in 2001 as the country emerged as a global supplier, has now reached cruising pace.
BBC News 24
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You are shown the views of the war in Bosnia in the 1990s. More recent and shocking videos come from the aftermath of US invasion of Iraq in 2003, where you can watch suicide bombing with powerful religious songs as accompaniment. We have a series of well-funded and persuasive voices who tell us daily that Islam is under attack and that we need to be on the offensive.
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BBC One West
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His victims were aged between six and 11 when the abuse took place in the 1990s. Government inspectors have raised concerns about claims of racism and bullying in a school in South Gloucestershire. Ofsted highlighted weak leadership from the head teacher as well as the governors at Meadows Primary in Bitton last November.
Daily Mail - USA
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The 26-year-old Australian actress morphed into the athlete with her blonde hair styled in frizzy waves and wearing high-rise jeans to evoke the style of the early 1990s when she was seen on set in LA on Sunday.
Politico
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S. trade deficit in goods with China quadrupled from $83 billion to nearly $370 billion. This growing import competition had its most serious impacts in the manufacturing states that Trump swept in his electoral college victory. Even with the rise in Japanese competition in the 1970s and 1980s, U.S. manufacturing employment had remained fairly steady at about 17 million jobs, and stayed there in the 1990s even as production soared due to greater automation. But in the 2000s, some 6 million manufacturing jobs disappeared—the victim of greater automation, two recessions, and growing import competition from China. The best academic research suggests that trade probably accounted for 20 to 30 percents of those job losses. And these were not just any jobs—they were jobs that paid decent, middle-class wages to those with modest levels of education, and in turn those wages helped support the economies of hundreds of communities across the country.
The Event Chronicle
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Ironically, Soros writes, “The trouble is that the method Putin has used to destabilize democracy cannot be used to restore respect for facts and a balanced view of reality.” Yet, Soros seeks to destabilize democracies, himself, with protests and riots that certainly dont restore any respect for facts or any balanced view of reality either because who is listening for facts or trying to be balanced in the middle of a riot? Soros spends billions of dollars through “charitableorganizations to sow discord all over the world, particularly over issues like immigration, then writes, With economic growth lagging and the refugee crisis out of control, the EU is on the verge of breakdown and is set to undergo an experience similar to that of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Those who believe that the EU needs to be saved in order to be reinvented must do whatever they can to bring about a better outcome.
The Huffington Post
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Except he discovered it with the Presidency. I got my package, he got the White House. Journalists, wise up. There is a lesson here. Last week, Donald Trump held his first 'press conference' in six months. No one knows when or if he will hold the next one. Watching the Press Conference on television was like watching a Reality TV Show, except a bad one. In this one, all the contestants, more than 100 of them, are crammed into a small room and given a limited amount of time for the chance to ask one question (or multiple one-question) of the host, who could then decide if he wanted to answer them or not. It's a very 1990s concept for TV. Of the more than 100 contestants (journalists) in attendance, only a small handful even got to ask their question, which was barely even answered. There were a few moments of 'entertainment', as when Trump refused to take a question from CNN's Jim Acosta, calling CNN a 'fake' news organization, but overall, it was pretty much a complete waste of time.
Core77
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But the problem with this design is that folks would often cut their fingers on the sharp edges of the apertures while trying to open them. Coors doesn't taste great to begin with and it tastes even worse when mixed with blood. Finally, in 1975 inventor Daniel F. Cudzik created the pop-top can we all know today: This created no waste. But again there was, of course, a downside. (For chrissakes why is drinking beer so hard?!? It's like the gods are against us.) The aperture was relatively small… …and with no means of airflow, pouring the stuff into your mouth can be turbulent. While it creates an amusing glug-glug-glug noise, that loses its charm pretty quickly. In the 1990s can manufacturers finally began widening the mouth… …which ameliorates, but does not completely solve, the glugging issue. In my own experience I've found that it's very difficult not to spill beer on your shirt after having just ten or eleven of these.
The Huffington Post
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Thus, many Central American refugees showing up at Americas door are both refugees of urban violence and, before that, of land grabs. Many Central American refugees showing up at America’s door are both refugees of urban violence and, before that, of land grabs. Honduras is a prominent example. Land grabs accelerated there in the 1990s after the government passed the Agricultural Modernization Law , which privatized collective landholdings. This favored large landholders and destroyed the claims of smallholders, who typically do not have modern-style contracts affirming their land ownership. According to Tanya Kersson , author of Grabbing Power: The New Struggles for Land, Food and Democracy in Northern Honduras , a few powerful landowners grabbed more than 21,000 hectares in a short period between 1990 and 1994. This accounted for 70 percent of peasant lands in the Lower Aguan Valley, one the most fertile areas in the country and the site for much of the land conflict in Honduras.
EVO
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Antony Ingram 16 Jan 2017 Amid everything else happening in 2017, consider this: The Ford Escort RS Cosworth is 25 years old. It looks it too, but we dont mean that in a negative way - just that like Celica GT-Fours, Mitsubishi Lancer Evos or Subaru Impreza Turbos, its combination of pumped-up features on otherwise familiar 1990s shapes is utterly redolent of the era that created it. You know exactly what you’re getting with an Escort Cosworth - monster A-to-B performance and the attitude of a right hook to the jaw. After a quarter-century, you’ll also know much of the lore surrounding the Escort RS Cosworth. You’ll know, for example, that it was developed for the same reasons as those Celicas, Lancers and Imprezas, to be a platform capable of catapulting its respective maker to the front of world rallying. Homologation requirements being what they were, the standard Escort - front-drive, transverse-engined - wasnt the ideal platform from which to start.
Den of Geek
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When her mum first started in the 1990s, it was a huge surprise. Many of the women kept silent for decades out of shame. Estellita said nothing for 50 years. In Mapanique, it's Mileng's birthday party.
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It also entered the vernacular. "The first time I ever heard of kompromat was in the 1990s," said Russian humorist and journalist Viktor Shenderovich." The word appeared along with the free press and, of course, journalists who were for sale." The idea of kompromat as mainstream enterprise in post-Soviet Russia stands at the heart of a fictional Shenderovich 2002 short story, "Black and Grey PR." In it, Shenderovich imagines a representative from a firm called Reputation that offers kompromat to clients a la carte. "Full moral destruction of your opponent. Fabrication of a dark past complete with witnesses and documents," are among services Reputation provides. "We can even make it so that it's the main news all day long," said the representative." Only it'll cost you double." Shenderovich's rendering was funny. It also wasn't far from the truth.
Politico
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The budding politicos attended training on campaign strategy and political techniques, and were divided into groups based on geography so that they could get acquainted with potential allies from their home states. There were also more practical desires for a squadron of young volunteers at a contested convention: “Anywhere there needed to be noise, there were always kids,” Betsy Prince told a reporter for the Holland Sentinel in 1976 (“Betsy Helps Cheer Ford Through in Kansas City,” read the headline, beside a photo of a T-shirt-clad Betsy sporting a feathered, Farrah Fawcett-lite hairdo). Around this time, Betsy Prince met the two men with whom she would form the most important political relationships of her adult life. One became her husband; the other became her governor. *** If there’s one law of physics that defined how Michigan politics moved in the 1990s, it’s that Governor John Engler was a master of the state Legislature.