The Economist - United States
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IF THE gravest threat to democracy is indifference, have some faith in Donald Trump’s America. For the president is not just good at rallying throngs of his own supporters. He is also firing up his critics in a way that offers some echoes of the Tea Party movement that sprang up to oppose Barack Obama in 2009. Consider the long lines of constituents wrapped around a high school in Virginia Beach on February 20th, sacrificing their time on a public holiday to meet their Republican congressman, Scott Taylor. Undistracted by a mild, golden-hued evening worthy of early summer, almost 1,000 locals waited in line for seats. A minority were conservatives, wearing the Make America Great Again hats that signal Trump-allegiance or carrying signs demanding that Mr Taylor—a 37-year-old former Navy SEAL commando, elected to Congress for the first time last year—should vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.
Sky News
15 minutes
Last year's diversity drought was swiftly put to bed when Emile Sande took home British Female Solo Artist. # You wanna act like a G for the camera. # You say you're Muslim, you say you're Rasta... Rapper Skepta came away empty-handed, but showed exactly why grime deserved a place up on the stage. Pop wasn't forgotten.
Bristol Post
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An influential think tank has flagged up the three most important priorities in the Bristol region for the new Metro Mayor who will be elected in May.They are:+ addressing the chronic housing crisis;+ raising Bristol and the region's profile on the international stage;+ improving transport links.The think tank, 'Centre for Cities', says the new Metro Mayor should act quickly on these issues because they stifle the local economy.Alexandra Jones, Chief Executive of Centre for Cities, said:...
Bristol Post
31 minutes
An influential think tank has flagged up the three most important priorities in the Bristol region for the new Metro Mayor who will be elected in May.They are:+ addressing the chronic housing crisis;+ raising Bristol and the region's profile on the international stage;+ improving transport links.The think tank, 'Centre for Cities', says the new Metro Mayor should act quickly on these issues because they stifle the local economy.Alexandra Jones, Chief Executive of Centre for Cities, said:...
Voice Of America
an hour
“All these [harsh comments] could be considered to be contempt of court and could be prosecuted. So all these things as if it would mean to the question of what would be the bottom line of maintaining the rule of law and also the freedom of expression and assembly here in Hong Kong,” said Patrick Poon, China Researcher at Amnesty International. Other observers, however, regretted that rally participants have chosen the wrong side of the justice. Dixon Sing, an associate professor of social science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, said that he found the pro-police demonstrations hard to justify although he disagreed their protests will pose a challenge to the city’s deep-rooted judicial system. “This act [protest] would not shake up the general public’s belief in the rule of law. Rather, it would unsettle and erode the public’s trust and respect for the policemen because what the seven have done is glaringly wrong,” the professor said.
WhoWhatWhy
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WhoWhatWhy
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The Sun Daily
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SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan State Health Department issued an order to close 17 food premises for violating the Food Act 1983 and Food Hygiene Regulations (PPKM) 2009, through an integrated operation three days ago. Negri Sembilan deputy director of Health (Public Health), Dr Zainudin Mohd Ali said during the operation, notices were issued to 48 premises and compounds totalling RM18,950. "The operation involved food premises around Nilai," he said in a statement here today adding that food premises found to have low hygiene level can be ordered closed for 14 days under Section 11 of the Food Act 1983. "Food business operators and food handlers who do not comply with provisions under PPKM will be issued notices under Section 32B of the Food Act 1983, and ordered to appear in court," he said. Zainuddin said last year, the department had inspected 6,358 food premises and 124 of them had been ordered to close. — Bernama
BoingBoing
an hour
The Freedom of the Press Foundation's lawsuit against the DoJ has resulted in the release of documents showing that a bill with that was nearly unanimously supported in Congress and the Senate was killed by behind-the-scene lobbying by the Department of Justice, which feared that they would lose the ability to arbitrarily reject Freedom of Information Act requests if the bill passed. (more)
The Economic Times
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Software major Infosys, which saw widening differences between its promoters and board on a number of issues, has likely reached a truce on the crucial aspect of capital allocation, people familiar with the development told ET NOW. In a crucial move, the board of Infosys today recommended the adoption of new Articles of Association of the company to conform with the Companies Act of 2013 and has sought shareholder approval via postal ballot. This is seen as a precursor to a buyback, because the current Articles of Association of the company doesn't have a provision for a buyback written into it. People ET NOW spoke to further said that the promoter group, led by NR Narayana Murthy will not oppose a share buyback when it is announced by the board. The founders currently hold nearly 13% in the company and are still classified as promoters. The size of the buyback is likely to be over $2.
Daily Mail - Football
an hour
One of British football's most expensive court cases, the highly unusual act of current club directors pitted against each other in court encapsulates the mess Blackpool find themselves in.
BBC Parliament
2 hours
The last point I'd like to make is about our Armed Forces in the operations they are involved in today. The government made a pledge that if we were involved in further combat operations, we would indeed stand back from the derogate from the Human Rights Act.
Daily Mail - Food
2 hours
Hawaiian-pizza lovers have come out in their thousands to defend their beloved topping, and even Canada's official Twitter page has gotten in on the act to defend its savoury and sweet invention.
BBC One Northern Ireland
2 hours
With the technology development which are coming this trend will only continue. Thank you. The leaders of two of the main churches in Londonderry have united in their condemnation of yesterday's bomb attack at the home of a Police officer in Culmore. They've described it as a reckless act which showed a callous disregard for the community. A neighbour of the Policeman says many young children were also put at risk. Here's our North-West reporter, Keiron Tourish. A large team of forensic officers were back at the scene of the attack today.
BBC One Wales
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BBC Parliament
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But being the best in the world does mean operating to the Verizon -- very highest standards. We expect nothing less and I know our Armed Forces would not have it any other way. As the noble lord spirit but it, the need to act lawfully is not aside consideration for the Armed Forces, it's an integral part of the ethos and training. We do believe in bravery, and we should be proud of them.
BBC Parliament
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Politico
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21stCenturyWire
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It is not unreasonable to be skeptical of a Russian media outlet’s reporting on Syria. While I’m not current with RT, it’s hard to imagine that a station set up by the Russian government wouldnt be biased in favor of Moscow’s position in a conflict it is a major player in. But, does Gruda describe herself as an employee of the billionaire Desmarais family that is heavily involved in Canadian and other countriespolitics? How does Gruda describe journalists who’ve written for Al Jazeera, which is owned by a Qatari monarchy that has backed armed opposition to Assad? Or how about the BBC, CBC and other media outlets owned by governments? Does Gruda offer readers similar background on journalists who’ve worked on a National Film Board documentary? Created as part of the Canadian government’s World War II propaganda arsenal, the 1950 National Film Board Act calls for it to “promote the production and distribution of films in the national interest.
Sky News
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It is perhaps the flow of cheap labour, and if that were stamped then maybe it would encourage employers actually to improve their act. -- if it were stopped. How will we get these numbers down to 100,000 when it is already over that from non-EU countries migrating to this country? It is a matter of changing the system of our border force? What should be doing the future? It is more immigration policy than border force.
The Iran Project
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IRNA Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi on Thursday said that warned Iranians against penetration of Trumpism' into the country’s internal policy. He made the remarks in a forum held to discuss ways to access a leading status in the field of research and scientific activities. Salehi underlined the necessity of protecting convergence in the country saying that foreign powers are waiting to see division in Iran's politics so that they can put the country's revolutionary thoughts under question. Trumpism is seeking to make division in sovereignty,' Salehi said adding, “They are to make division in the country through spreading the feeling of disappointment and insecurity as well as the feeling of growing corruption and injustice.' Salehi warned different political parties to act vigilantly and take national interest into considerations during their political competitions.
Wired
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Sky News
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BBC Parliament
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The Defence Secretary has been clear that we and the Coalition against Daesh will pursue people who are a threat to our security and to the safety of British citizens. Whether those people may come from. We act as always in our military operations within the law, but I'm afraid that the message to anybody tempted to go to join Daesh must be that they do so at great risk to themselves.