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After months of disruption from overtime bans, increased staff The hope this time at the TUC that they'll get somewhere. That's why Aslef has called for these high-level discussions, because we need to get this resolved and as people have been saying, it's about time the railway started providing the service it's supposed to. And these talks appear to be the cue for Southern to restore its full service.
TIME - Top Stories
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I think probably there, I would imagine that there's probably a gun in the school to protect from potential grizzlies, DeVos said, referring to a Wyoming school that has a grizzly bear fence surrounding it. DeVos also said she would support whatever stance the president-elect takes on the issue. The original question came from Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, who has been a vocal proponent of gun control measures since the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in his home state in 2012. His question referred to Trump's promise this month that he would eliminate gun-free zones around schools on his first day in office. The Gun-Free School Zones Act, enacted in 1990, bans possession of a firearm in a school zone. But some Republicans and gun rights advocates, including the National Rifle Association, have argued that people should be allowed to carry guns in such zones for self-defense purposes. Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie introduced a bill earlier this month that would repeal that act.
Politico
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The Trump International Hotel in Washington is banning the media from its premises during inauguration week. “Media is not allowed in this week in respect of the privacy of our guests,” Patricia Tang, the hotel’s director of sales and marketing wrote in an email. A POLITICO reporter attempted to enter the hotel Wednesday morning for a previously scheduled breakfast meeting but was stopped at the door. He then identified himself as a journalist and was toldmedia” was not allowed. President-elect Donald Trump and his three adult children own the project after winning a 2012 bid to redevelop D.C.’s Old Post Office. They have a 60-year lease with the federal General Services Administration, which owns the property. The lease that the GSA signed with Trump says (on page 30) that the public is allowed to access historic sections of the building subject to such reasonable rules and time restrictions as Tenant may formulate from time to time and as approved in writing by Landlord unless there is a risk to public safety.
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Well, it seems like Japanese legislators are finally initiating a more stringent anti-smoking law set to kick-in just in time for the 2020 Olympics.(1) The law, which in principle bans smoking inside public spaces and aims to prevent secondhand smoke, is long in coming and long overdue. The call to action seems to be truly motivated by two things; a) the global trend toward limiting the presence of smoke in public spaces and b) the 2020 Olympics. Nevermind that it is in the best interest of all people living in Japan to not be exposed to toxic fumes, it is the potential global response from visitors and viewers during the Olympics that really gave this law its needed push. Public shaming still carries a punch in Japan. To Japan's credit, there have been efforts to encourage smokers to think of people other than themselves. Many parts of Tokyo, for example, have "smoking areas" where nicotine cravers can light up together (and get their groupism fix at the same time).
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Nottingham Evening Post
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A former thief has been told to stay out of the city's two biggest shopping centres - after claiming he misunderstood a court order.Jobless John Chattin, 28, said he thought the ruling only barred him from entering shops in intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh but that he was allowed to walk through the concourses.Chattin has 53 crimes on his record, including 32 for shoplifting, magistrates in Nottingham heard. In April last year, JPs imposed a Criminal Behaviour Order which bans him from...
BBC World News
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A city in China forbids banquets for people marrying for a second time.
The Sun Daily
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ALOR STAR: Kedah has barred its civil servants, especially high-ranking officials, from golfing overseas or during office hours to avoid opportunities for corruption. Speaking during his 2017 New Year address to the state's civil servants today, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said this was to maintain the integrity of the government and its departments, and that the ban was effective immediately. "This ban on golfing overseas or participating in golf packages with contractors, suppliers or interested individuals during officer hours applies to all officials from the state departments and agencies. "The image of the state and federal administration must not only be seen as clean, with zero corruption, competent and efficient, but should also steer away from any acts that are against the law," he said at Wisma Darulaman, here, today.
Nottingham Evening Post
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A former thief has been told to stay out of the city's two biggest shopping centres - after claiming he misunderstood a court order.Jobless John Chattin, 28, said he thought the ruling only barred him from entering shops in intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh but that he was allowed to walk through the concourses.Chattin has 53 crimes on his record, including 32 for shoplifting, magistrates in Nottingham heard. In April last year, JPs imposed a Criminal Behaviour Order which bans him from...
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Absolutely everyone bans anything to do with child pornography, for instance, but Blockless seems to forbid all porn, full-stop. You're not allowed to use the service in a way that incites, encourages, solicits, collects, displays, and/or advocates... pornography a very far-reaching clause. Performance Getting started with Blockless was easy. We signed up with our email address and created a password, downloaded and installed the Windows client, signed in with the same credentials and were ready to go. The entire process took barely a minute, with no payment details required. It won't take long to get connected, either, thanks to the app-like simplicity of the client. There's the name and flag of a Selected Region, which is also marked on the map; click that to choose from 14 countries (US, Europe, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia), hit Secure Now and you're online within a few seconds.
Politico
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She said that senators might be confusing the contributions of her and her husband from those of other members of her extended family. DeVos said that she “fully embraces equality” and “that all students, no matter their age, should be able to attend a school and feel safe and be free of discrimination.” As a mom I just can't imagine having a child who would feel discriminated against for any reason and I would want my child in a safe environment. DeVos won't oppose Trump's promise to end gun-free zones DeVos said that if the president-elect moves to fulfil a campaign promise to end federal gun-free zones, she would support it. The federal Gun-Free School Zones Act bans possessing a firearm in a school zone. School gun policy “is best left to locales and states to decide,” she said. DeVos made the comments in response to questions from Sen.
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It would be premature for me to do that today,”DeVos said. DeVos has given thousands to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a higher education advocacy group that sued the Education Department over the lower standard of proof, saying it undermines due process rights of the accused. DeVos, who has not previously commented on the issue, said “my mom's heart has really piqued on this issue.” “Assault in any form is never OK, and I want to be very clear on that,” she said. DeVos won't oppose Trump's promise to end gun-free zones DeVos said that if the president-elect moves to fulfil a campaign promise to end federal gun-free zones, she would support it. The federal Gun-Free School Zones Act bans possessing a firearm in a school zone. School gun policy “is best left to locales and states to decide,” she said. DeVos made the comments in response to questions from Sen.
The Herald
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TWO trustees of a Scottish aid charity have been barred for life after investigations found only 13 pence of every pound it raised was spent on charitable work.
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Human rights groups fear that the humanitarian situation in Gambia could further decline if the crisis isnt resolved soon. Last spring , protests against Jammehs rule led his government to imprison and kill members of the political opposition. Another crackdown could lead to violence and force more Gambians to flee as refugees. There is a history in Gambia of protests being brutally repressed, Stephen Cockburn, Amnesty Internationals deputy regional director for West and Central Africa, told The WorldPost. Protests being faced down by an army who are using live ammunition is one of the biggest risks over the coming weeks. Jammehs state of emergency bans acts intended to disturb public order and acts of disobedience. The declared State of Emergency must not be used to crackdown on peaceful dissent, and the security forces must not take this as a green light to repress those who may wish to speak out, Cockburn wrote in an email.
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Citing concerns that Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) would be too “polarizing” for the campus to tolerate, Fordham University denied status to a group of students seeking to establish an SJP club. Palestine Legal and the Center for Constitutional Rights wrote Fordham today to challenge the decision as a violation of free speech and civil rights. Fordham denied the club after delaying studentsapplication for over one year, and after repeated questioning about their support for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) and whether they would work with the Israel lobby group J Street. There is no appeal. “My own university told me I can’t share my culture and history like other students because I’m a Palestinian who believes in Palestinian freedom,” said Ahmad Awad, whose family is originally from the West Bank, and who hoped to be president of SJP.
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LONDON: Players in English football found guilty of diving could face retrospective bans from the Football Association, The Times newspaper reported Tuesday. In neighbouring Scotland, players can received a two-match ban if they are found to have won a significant advantage for their team by tricking the referee by diving or simulation. If the referee or match officials did not spot the diving at the diving at the time of the incident, offending players can still be punished by video replay and then banned. The Times reported the FA are set to send a delegation to Scotland to study the rule. "On the face of it it's a good idea," an 'FA insider' told The Times. "The devil is in the detail, but as a tool to penalise blatant simulation versus 'did he dive or slip?' it is now being investigated. It is being discussed with the SFA (Scottish Football Association) and some FA people are going up to Scotland for a meeting on how it is working.