Plymouth Herald
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Plans to turn a popular landmark on the South Devon coast path into the setting for an underground holiday home have been met with fierce criticism. Villagers from Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo have vowed to save the 18th Century Beacon Hill Tea House. They are unhappy about plans to convert it into a one bedroom underground holiday cottage, which they say would also disrupt a public right of way. A Facebook page protesting the redevelopment has gained over 100 likes in just two...
BBC Two England
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But for liberals, feeling pretty battered, he is reviving their spirits. Conservative Ed Vaizey was Culture Minister from 2010-16 and Labour MP Alison McGovern is the chair of Progress - a Labour think tank which has been associated with New Labour in the past, and now describes itself as an organisation which "aims to promote a radical and progressive politics for the 21st century.
Sky News
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Exactly what do you want? I would want a 50-year moratorium on immigration. That would be a half century of net neutral immigration. So that, for every person that left, there would be a new person coming in. I would also want an immigration system that explicitly preferenced Europeans as new immigrants.
Sky News
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Exactly what do you want? I would want a 50-year moratorium on immigration. That would be a half century of net neutral immigration. So that, for every person that left, there would be a new person coming in.
TIME - Top Stories
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What Im describing is not the much-discussed bromance between Putin and Trump, but the uncritical friendship that lasted (to the confusion of many Russia experts) throughout the 1930s and early 40s between that great villain of the twentieth century and the man now considered one of its great heroes: Joseph Stalin and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Im a novelist, not an historian. But for the last eight years, in doing research for my new novel, The Patriots , set mostly during the Cold War, I have immersed myself in history: reading historical accounts, biographies, and even spending considerable time in the KGBs archives. One of the books I found most helpful was Dennis J. Dunns Caught Between Roosevelt and Stalin , a comprehensive study of the five ambassadors to Moscow appointed by FDR. In reading Dunns descriptions of Roosevelts foreign diplomacy, I couldnt help but be struck by the resonance of that period with our own.
TIME - Top Stories
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People who dance are easy to spot, even offstage. Theyre very aware of their bodys position in space, and they move almost like cats, says Marie-Louise Bird, a Pilates researcher and post-doctoral research fellow at the University of British Columbia. But most of us are more like puppy dogs, moving without much attention paid to our posture. Luckily, the puppy dogs among us don't have to go to dance school to get better body awareness. They can just do Pilates. Ever since Joseph Pilates founded his studio in New York City about a century ago, the training method has focused on strengthening abdominal and trunk musclescalled the corethrough hundreds of very specific movements. The first Pilates clients were ballet dancers looking for a way to improve their posture and control their movements.
Politico
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“For enforcement and other issues, I seek to engender the trust of those at the state level, so those at the state level see us as partners in this important mission we have as an agency and not adversaries. Environmental groups quickly blasted Pruitt’s speech. Tiernan Sittenfeld of the League of Conservation Voters said Pruitt did nothing to address our grave concerns about him. Pruitt has been a shill for the fossil fuel industry his entire career, and there’s no reason to believe he’s going to stop now that he’s the head of the very agency in charge of protecting human health and the environment, she added. Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune, meanwhile, said Pruitt’s references to the group's founder John Muir would have the 19th century naturalistrolling over in his grave at the notion of someone as toxic to the environment as Scott Pruitt taking over the EPA.
English Russia
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Some photos from now ancient times - 18th century Russia, to be exact 1896, Russian monastery on the island. You can feel the spirit of pre-20th century Russia coming from those photos: Monk sitting next to a "Saints Well" ... Read more...
Politico
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It led Americans to question the integrity of their government. Even a quarter century after it ended, in his view, the shadow of the war — the 58,000 American lives lost , the billions of dollars spent, the social upheaval it causedhung over American foreign and military policy and the nation itself. Here's a snapshot of some key insights that McMaster drew as a young Army officer from his recounting of the deliberations of the National Security Council and the internal workings of the military leadership at the time. Don't lie A primary theme of McMaster's book is how keeping information from the president that did not support his political aims became institutionalized. His secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, was mostly to blame, by not relaying the military's unvarnished advice to the commander in chief on how the war was going — or more to the point, wasn't going.
21stCenturyWire
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21st Century Wire says… At a campaign-style rally in Florida last Saturday, President Donald Trump made an unscripted, unprompted gaffe concerning Sweden. The misuse of present and past tense within Mr. Trump's syntax paved the way for what only can be described as a furore. Proven fake-news outlets and other media counterparts moved quickly to condemn Trump's gaffe as actual fake-news'. The mainstream media wasted no time to seize upon this in what many pundits consider their continued war against America's 45th President. However, in a coincidental turn of events only 48 hours after Mr. Trump's speech, both Dagbladet and Expressen reported riots breaking out in the highly immigrant concentrated Stockholm borough of Rinkeby, Sweden, with police firing warning shots as hundreds of young people threw stones and burned cars. More on this report from Zerohedge.
The Huffington Post
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21stCenturyWire
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Design Milk - Architecture
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With its short distance from Los Angeles, Palm Springs is a popular locale for those looking to escape the urban sprawl for a little bit of laid back paradise. It's also a major draw for design lovers around the globe as it's world-famous for its mid-century architecture. With Modernism Week still going on through February 26th, we decided to take a look at some of the mid-century wonders Palm Springs has to offer. The famed Sinatra House was designed for Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy, by E. Stewart Williams in 1947. It marks Williams' first commission after he joined his family's architectural practice, Williams, Williams, & Williams. The pool is even shaped like a piano. Photo by Nuvue Interactive Donald Wexler's name is pretty synonymous with Palm Springs architecture and his 1957 Florsheim/Leff House is one of the best expressions of that.
Variety
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In selecting this years best picture nominations, the Academy overlooked many of the highest-grossing hits of 2016, such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Finding Dory. But disappointed fanboys can at least take comfort in knowing that Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel is equally bummed that Deadpool, the 20th Century Fox tentpole starring Ryan... Read more »
BBC One Yorkshire
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Our reporter Len Tingle has this. Mytholmroyd in Hebden Bridge, Boxing Day, 2015. Homes and businesses on the flood front line hit by 1.5 metres of mud, sludge, and water. A couple of days later this was what I found was left behind at this furniture store that had been trading in Mytholmroyd for almost half a century. Well, today all that mud has gone and furniture is back here on the showroom floor but this is only a temporary solution because time-consuming decisions have had to be made.
Plymouth Herald
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Plans to turn a popular landmark on the South Devon coast path into the setting for an underground holiday home have been met with fierce criticism. Villagers from Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo have vowed to save the 18th Century Beacon Hill Tea House. They are unhappy about plans to convert it into a one bedroom underground holiday cottage, which they say would also disrupt a public right of way. A Facebook page protesting the redevelopment has gained over 100 likes in just two...
Al Jazeera
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Phys.Org
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Warming in the 21st century reduced Colorado River flows by at least 0.5 million acre-feet, about the amount of water used by 2 million people for one year, according to new research from the University of Arizona and Colorado State University.
Nottingham Evening Post
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Your 21st Century pub serves pints, pork scratchings and now marriages. Nottingham's latest wedding venue is The Embankment near Trent Bridge, where couples can formally tie the knot and immediately toast their future with pints of ale.Or champagne, of course. Couples have always been able to hold their wedding receptions at the Arkwright Street hostelry. Now they can also have their civil marriage ceremony on premises that were once the home to Boots Social Club.Read more: Notts firm wins...
TIME - Top Stories
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For many of us, it was an introduction to the likes of Howard Hawks, George Cukor and Alfred Hitchcock. Schickel could be gruff in person. But thats often an indicator of a mind thats always at workcertainly true in Schickels case. He was able to see the great beauty in contradiction, whether he was writing about a specific movie, a body of work, or a single performer. Writing about Marlon Brando in TIME in 1998, Schickel traced the great actors arcbeginning with his first starring role on-stage and later in film in Elia Kazans A Streetcar Named Desire in few single, eloquent sentences: He would go on to give us a few great things, and a few near great things, but eventually he would abandon himself, as every tabloid reader knows, to suet and sulks, self-loathing and self-parody. The greatness of few major cultural figures of our century rests on such a spindly foundation.
Washingtons Blog
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. . . [T]here is no getting away from the fact that at that moment, ‘the vast majority of the German people backed him.’” Half a century later, the wife of a prominent German historian, neither of whom were members of the Nazi party, opined: “[O]n the whole, everyone felt well. . . . And there were certainly eighty percent who lived productively and positively throughout the time. . . . We also had good years. We had wonderful years.” In other words, as long as their creature comforts remained undiminished, as long as their bank accounts remained flush, as long as they werent being discriminated against, persecuted, starved, beaten, shot, stripped, jailed and turned into slave labor, life was good. This is how tyranny rises and freedom falls. As Primo Levi, a Holocaust survivor observed, “Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous.
Nottingham Evening Post
6 hours
Your 21st Century pub serves pints, pork scratchings and now marriages. Nottingham's latest wedding venue is The Embankment near Trent Bridge, where couples can formally tie the knot and immediately toast their future with pints of ale.Or champagne, of course. Couples have always been able to hold their wedding receptions at the Arkwright Street hostelry. Now they can also have their civil marriage ceremony on premises that were once the home to Boots Social Club.Read more: Notts firm wins...
Forbes
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An inside look at one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century.
Voice Of America
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He condemned recent threats against Jewish centers in the U.S., calling them “horrible and painful.” But he promised, as he has numerous occasions, “We’re going to bring this country together, maybe bring some of the world together.” WATCH: Trump visits museum Popular tourist attraction The museum, on the National Mall not far from the White House, opened last year and has drawn large crowds and wide critical acclaim. It has nearly 37,000 objects in its collection tracing the history of blacks in America, from their arrival on slave ships from Africa, to the mid-19th century Civil War fought over slavery, to the advances toward racial equality at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. There are exhibits about black communities, their families, the visual and performing arts, religion, civil rights, slavery, and legalized racial segregation that existed in the United States as recently as 50 years ago.