BBC News 24
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His family were they are supporting him. And how much of a loss is this for Sinn Fein? There is no doubt he will miss Martin McGuinness and he says this is part of a process of transition which will like it will also see Gerry Adams at some point yet to be announced stepping down.
BBC Four
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This is all important because the country according to the latest polls is more divided than ever, 86% think Donald Trump is taking office over a deeply divided nation. Thank you very much. I should say of course stay with us tomorrow because you will be able to see the inauguration ceremony.
The Huffington Post
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.. such a nominee should not be confirmed. Senators would not only be within their rights to do whatever they could to prevent confirmation, but they would also be obligated to do so. Should Democrats opt to filibuster an unqualified nominee, GOP senators would no doubt accuse them of blocking the nominee for partisan purposes. But Republicans are hardly ones to accuse anyone else of partisan obstruction. Their unprecedented refusal to even consider Merrick Garland was just the most visible part of a much larger scheme involving federal courts at all levels. The story of the past eight years is one of the Senate GOP using every tool at their disposal to obstruct the confirmation process, even dragging district court nominees into their partisan fights for the first time. They completely changed the playbook on judicial nominees . Even though they were the minority party for the first six years, they abused Senate rules in order to delay floor votes as much as possible.
The Huffington Post
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And this bountiful decade happened to be the same decade in which organized labor hit its all-time peak, with close to 35% of all U.S. workers belonging to unions. Moreover, those impressive figures don't even take into account the "free-riders" who benefited from employers who provided them with union-quality wages, benefits and working conditions in order to keep the union out. Compare that to the pitiful state of affairs we find today, where barely 6% of private sector jobs are unionized. In truth, one can barely grasp--can barely wrap their mind around--the tremendous influence labor was able to exert fully half a century ago (even despite passage of the toxic Taft-Hartley Act, in 1947). The notion of working men and women having that much raw power seems like a fantasy today. Which brings us to feminism. In the history of the U.S., going back all the way to 1920, the year adult females were finally given the right to vote, the only jobs that absolutely, positively guaranteed that women doing the same work as men would receive the same pay as men were union jobs.
Sky News
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It is his influence as someone who was once per trade as a hawk of the IRA that helped win the big debates in the republican movement on ceasefire and policing so the fact we got to politics and the remarkable relationship with Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley at the head of government has much to do with the influence Martin McGuinness had within the IRA organisation.
BBC Two England
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Interesting matchup, this. The world number eight, which is Marco Fu, against the world No 10 Mark Allen. Not much between them success.
Mashable
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Mashable
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When Barack Obama moved into the White House in 2009, he had the tennis court at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave converted into a basketball court. In this bit of home improvement was as much symbolism as you wanted to see. A space that formerly hosted a sport of the ruling class was now also dedicated to one played across lines of race and income. SEE ALSO: My high school teammate, Kobe Bryant Basketball was many things for President Obama. It was an escape, a lifelong pastime and a key element to the narrative that propelled his meteoric rise. His funky lefty jumpshot and his steadfast dedication to hooping in sweatpants even became pillars of the mystique surrounding The Cool POTUS. Read more... More about Nba , Sports , and Entertainment
Android Police
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A new version of Google Photos hit late yesterday, bringing the current version to 2.7. At first glance, it's hard not to notice there are fewer items in the navigation drawer, but not much else seems to have changed for regular use of the app. Digging a bit deeper reveals a neat Easter egg that's all about the love, and a hint that Photos will soon allow users to edit the timestamp on a photo. Read More Google Photos 2.7 tidies up the navigation drawer, adds a loving Easter egg, tidies up the navigation drawer,and sets up for timestamp editing [APK Teardown + Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
The Huffington Post
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Nothing like something new! New shoes. New jacket. New car. And that new car smell! New home. New dog. New baby. New relationship. The iPhone 7 plus plus plus! New boxing gloves. Gym membership. Magazine subscription. Snapchat account. Website. Marketing. Branding. Platform. Product. Offering. Goals. Outlook. Habits. Perspective. Momentum. LinkedIn profile. New restaurant in town. The DOL Fiduciary Ruling. A brandy new U.S. President introducing newfangled people and ideas to the political landscape that may pretty much change things forever. And then there's the Jet's new quarterback but that's a different story for a different day. New job! New client! (And that new client smell.) There's something exciting about something new. Especially after a tough year. Or tough couple of years. With us facing another New Year, it's time to bring in the new! And bring out the old.
Sky News
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But it is just so difficult with so much snow. Only the top floor of the building is still exposed. The rest is buried under tonnes of snow. This image from the hotel website shows what it is like in summer, with the imposing mountain behind. Up to five metres of snow has fallen here in some places and while it brings in much-needed tourism revenue during the harsh winter months right now it is making this rescue operation extremely difficult.
BBC News 24
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Security will be tight. We're not sure at the moment how many people to expect. There has been some controversy. Donald Trump, as you would expect, said hotels are booked solid but they are not. He has press secretary said it wouldn't be so much an agenda as a philosophical document.
BBC Four
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He said Donald Trump was already off to a good start. This historians pour over presidential inaugurals. What do they expect from President Tromp tomorrow? That is an interesting question. His press secretary said it wouldn't be so much an agenda as a philosophical document.
Android Police
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A new version of Google Photos hit late yesterday, bringing the current version to 2.7. At first glance, it's hard not to notice there are fewer items in the navigation drawer, but not much else seems to have changed for regular use of the app. Digging a bit deeper reveals a neat Easter egg that's all about the love, and a hint that Photos will soon allow users to edit the timestamp on a photo. Read More Google Photos 2.7 tidies up the navigation drawer, adds a loving Easter egg, and sets up for timestamp editing [APK Teardown + Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Digital Trends
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A detailed synopsis of the second half of season 7 of The Walking Dead suggests that much of the focus will be on Rick and his group's preparations to fight and take down the villainous Negan. The post Will The Walking Dead' head back to its roots in the second half of season 7? appeared first on Digital Trends .
Channel4 News
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We have yet to see the meat of Mrs May's own programme for dealing with this new crisis of capitalism. The Prime Minister has talked big but we still await promised reforms on housing and the new industrial strategy (a green paper expected next week) and much else. And it is a struggle to see right now how they will measure up to the rhetoric. Any sermon on inclusion in Western liberal democracies traditionally calls for more state-administered redistribution, more tax and spend. Talk to those who've chatted through where she wants to take the country and you repeatedly hear that Mrs May's mantra in private is the need for government to get more from less. Some talk of signs of a tension between the more drastic language and solutions favoured by her massively influential Joint Chief of Staff Nick Timothy and her own instincts. Some see an echo of David Cameron's intellectual tendresse for Steve Hilton's drastic proto-Trumpian take on government which was strained and then eventually broken by his sense of what was actually feasible.
The Guardian
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The battle under way in the capital should trouble us all. Proponents call it innovation, but I say it’s an assault on the poor A battle broke out on Tuesday in one of the scruffier parts of north London. It didnt look much: a few dozen placard wavers outside Haringey civic centre, and a restive public heckling councillors as they debated big plans for their future. But this is a battle that concerns all of us. At its heart is a programme that is among the most audacious I’ve ever seen. Haringey wants to privatise huge swaths of public property: family homes, school buildings, its biggest library. All of it will be stuck in a private fund worth £2bn . It comes with huge risks. It will demolish precious social housing, turf out families and rip apart communities. It will hand democratic control to a massive private entity. The 20-year plan is “unprecedented”, agreed backbench councillors.
KyivPost
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Prior to that, from April 2014, there was a customs-free export regime for Ukrainian exporters to the EU, while EU exporters to Ukraine paid duty as usual. Ukrainian producers can trade duty-free with the bloc within quotas on 36 commodity groups. Ukrainian honey exporters, however, say their quota is too low. It is set to increase, but only by another 800 tons by 2020. Once the quota has been used up, the 17 percent customs duty kicks in, leaving many disappointed. Even bigger producers say they dont see much benefit from the new trade deal from the EU. Honey producer Bartnik is a Ukrainian company that can afford to pay the export duty. But its marketing director Vadym Bankovsky says he hasnt noticed any benefit from the EU trade deal yet. “Nothing has changed at all,” he says. Others in the industry agree. “Nothing at all,” says Dariia Hrytsenko, an expert at Ukrainian Agribusiness Club.
The Guardian - Network Front
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BBC One East Midlands
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We think that we can do better. The rate is beginning to fall a little bit, but we have a particular problem with men under the age of 50, for whom that is now the biggest cause of death. Michael and if it are very much tied to get people to speak about it, they will be back in Nottingham in March where they have a big event at the Albert Hall plant paid millions of dollars in bribes to its employees and government officials to win contracts.
BBC One London
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A lot of people will watch that result very closely indeed, I am sure. Tim, thank you very much. It has been some unexpected travel disruption as Westminster and Waterloo Bridges were forced to close. It is after reports of an unexploded World War II bomb in the River Thames. These voters also show parts of Westminster being evacuated.
BBC One West
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No bikes, no cycling. In Bristol, the focus is on more volunteer led conversation groups, but research shows more intensive language learning, as happens in Europe, may be more expensive but is more effective. That's exactly what one refugee just said, it would be so much better if we could have intensive full-time English classes for a period without being asked to go and do job centre interviews and work experience and so on because, actually, there are refugees I have spoken to who are balancing family, English classes and trying to get a job.
The Huffington Post
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My son and I recently attended indie rock trio BETTY's annual holiday show at City Winery, which included a powerful spoken word performance by feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Loyal fans and followers filled the New York City venue, and conversation was buzzing about the election, women's equality, and what the results meant for women's rights. By the time we left for the evening, my son and I had been deeply moved by a message from the show and its messengers: The future will be much more impacted by how women respond to the election results instead of the results themselves. Look at Each Other As we've heard President Obama do in recent days Steinem and BETTY song after song challenged us to rise, and acknowledge that the power is in the people. "Look at each other. Don't look up or around, look at each other," challenged Steinem. As millions of women prepare to march around the nation in solidarity with Women's March for Equality in Washington D.
BBC One South East
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But dog attacks have increased so much, he's had, on occasion, no choice but to shoot them. If we find a dog actually attacking sheep, and once a dog gets the blood lust, it's very difficult to stop them.