Voice Of America
7 minutes
The Chinese Communist Party’s state-run People’s Daily took aim at Hong Kong pro-democracy and independence advocates, saying that what the movements in Hong Kong and Taiwan have in common is a plan on destroying the country. But is there enough of an independence movement in Hong Kong to challenge Beijing, or is merely the idea that one exists prompting Beijing’s response? Scott Harold, the associate director at the Center for Asia Pacific Policy at the RAND Corporation, says that while there is a small number in Hong Kong who have talked about independence, “Beijing has sought in this area to try to undermine, undercut and [delegitimize] Hong Kong's umbrella movement and its Occupy Central with Peace and Love movement by trying to tether them to the notion that these are a bunch of radical separatists who want some pie in the sky independent Hong Kong that can never happen.
BBC One South East
14 minutes
Students are asked to sign a home-school agreement at the beginning of the sixth form If a student is allowed to continue despite serious reservations... It's a common policy but not one that works at every school. A lot of them make significant improvements between year 12 and the end of year 13, and I think schools need to have faith in their own students and to push them hard to achieve that potential.
The Huffington Post
15 minutes
Many Russians are indifferent to the personality of the new President, but are looking forward to a more constructive relationship with the U.S., and the West more generally. If Trump is successful in removing Russian sanctions, Moscow is sure to reciprocate by halting its counter-sanctions, and the stage will be set for enhanced political, economic, and collaborative military relations. The hope is that that a collaboration between the U.S. and Russia can bring stronger focus toward combatting common causes and shifting energy and resources towards more beneficial objectives. Putin and Trump have the potential to channel such a partnership into a more unified front against global terrorist movements. A partnership will also undoubtedly go some way toward a mutual desire to reduce their respective cross-border cyber-hacking of each other. All this points to the potential for a new business model in which long-held suspicions are cast aside in pursuit of common mutual business interests and longer-term objectives.
BBC News 24
24 minutes
That is something they will welcome, but of course given that that power-sharing government has collapsed, the question of when that will take place is yet to be determined. Chris, thank you. A group of British doctors say they've transformed the treatment and diagnosis of prostate cancer. They've used MRI scans, which nearly doubled the number of aggressive tumours that are caught. Prostate cancer - the most common type of cancer in men in the UK - is normally confirmed with an invasive biopsy.
Sky News
29 minutes
He said he had a lot in common with them. Both of them, businessmen, and no previous experience of office. Both of them see this as an advantage in respective countries. We met him at a secure location of the Senegalese capital, Dakar, and he was jovial, chatting about spending time in Britain.
Inc.
30 minutes
A good mentor shares wisdom and experience with their mentee. The benefits of a mentor can be limitless.
BBC News 24
an hour
And the British doctors who say they've transformed the diagnosis of prostate cancer - the most common kind for men. And coming up in the sport on BBC News: Dan Evans' winning run in Melbourne continues - the british player is in to the fourth round at a Grand Slam for the first time. Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at One.
Men's Fitness
an hour
Here’s Jennifer Low, registered dietitian and British Dietetic Association spokesperson, with the sushi’s nutritional highlights. “If you choose ones that have oily fish you will be having some omega-3 fats, which are one of the healthy fats we should all be eating more of. Also some will contain vegetables, although often not enough to make a whole portion of your five-a-day.” And the bad? “Watch the salt content, especially if you like to add soy sauce. If you’re having it at home or at work I’d consider buying a lower salt soy sauce and using it sparingly. “Also, some of the pre-packed sushi has a lot of sugar as sushi is typically made with sushi vinegar, which has sugar added to it.” So salt and sugar need to be monitored carefully. We also might do well to take a lesson from the Japanese, who tend to eat more sashimi, which is just the omega-3 rich raw fish, rather the sushi rolls common on Western menus.
Ruptly TV
an hour
Techradar
an hour
The best free media player After 25 years of development, you might think Windows Media Player should have the power to handle all your video and audio needs. And yet, as you've probably noticed, it's extremely limited, and won't even play some common file types. Downloading an alternative media player can put an end to file compatibility woes; the best packages support just about every format, and some can even convert them to something more widely used. The best freemedia players also offer equalizers, compressors, color adjustments, video sharpening and a host of other tricks to improve playback everything you need to get the most from your movies and music. VLC is ultra-configurable and packed with features - the best free media player you can download today 1. VLC Media Player Flexible, customizable and entirely free the best free media player around VLC Media Player is a classic free media player that plays from every source (files, discs, stream, webcams and other devices) and is entirely free.
KyivPost
an hour
For most of the past seven decades, U.S. relations with Europe revolved around a set of shared beliefs: Russia was the common adversary, Germany’s industrial might would be the core of the Continent’s economy and a unified Europe was in everyone’s interests. Donald Trump is having none of it. In the weeks since he won the presidential election, the makings of a “Trump Doctrine” toward Europe appear to be taking shape. It includes a belief that the U.K. is better off on its own, Germany has stumbled as Europe’s leader and Russia can be a legitimate partner. Read more here. The post Bloomberg: EmergingTrump doctrine’ toward Europe upends historic alliance appeared first on KyivPost .
Phys.Org
2 hours
It's a common misconception that art and science are vastly different; that they never overlap. But creativity is as essential to the scientific process as it is to the artistic method. Artists and scientists share a curiosity for the unknown, an appreciation for the beauty of the worlds they explore and an interest in creating something new.
WhoWhatWhy
2 hours
Betsy DeVos, Trump’s pick to head the Department of Education, has long sought to end free public education and replace it with vouchers and for-profit charters — even though 85% of American kids attend public schools. She and her family have spent a considerable amount of their $5 billion fortune trying to spread God's kingdom in their Michigan schools and have created the largest voucher system for religious schools. Separation of church and state in education is not something that DeVos believes in. Diane Ravitch, Ph.D., a former Assistant Secretary of Education and long-time education historian, author and professor, points out in this week’s podcast that DeVos is so far out of the mainstream that even charter groups, like the Massachusetts Charter Movement, are opposing her nomination. Dr. Ravitch tells host Jeff Schechtman that while DeVos can do considerable damage to our nation's education system as well as staff and teacher morale, she wont be able to do much about Trump’s long-time whipping post of Common Core.
PC Pro
2 hours
Nicole Kobie 28 min 54 sec ago Life Culture The ascension of Donald Trump to the presidential hot seat is enough to worry even the calmest soul that the apocalypse is nigh. Be it nuclear armageddon, a Russia-sparked world war, or a plague of tangerine zombies, such disaster scenarios somehow now seem plausible. With the inauguration looming, there’s never been a better time to turn “prepper” and follow the lead of survivalists making ready for apocalypse by storing food supplies and preparing a “bug-out bag” for when the shit hits the fan (SHTF). There are a few items common on bug-out bag listsrope, knives, rain poncho, long-lasting food, water – that you should surely include, although there’s debate over exactly what to bring, as it depends on where you live and your own personal preferences. But alongside keeping fed and fending off thieves, we’d also like to stay connectedlife without the internet simply isnt worth living, and if Trump is going to spark a real-life disaster movie, we’d like to monitor the end of days via his Twitter stream (“Zombies made up.
Social Media Today
2 hours
Knowing some of the most common social media mistakes - and learning how to avoid them - can help your company build lasting relationships with your audience and potential customers.
PC Pro
2 hours
Nicole Kobie 15 min 6 sec ago Life Culture The ascension of Donald Trump to the presidential hot seat is enough to worry even the calmest soul that the apocalypse is nigh. Be it nuclear armageddon, a Russia-sparked world war, or a plague of tangerine zombies, such disaster scenarios somehow now seem plausible. With the inauguration looming, there’s never been a better time to turn “prepper” and follow the lead of survivalists making ready for apocalypse by storing food supplies and preparing a “bug-out bag” for when the shit hits the fan (SHTF). There are a few items common on bug-out bag listsrope, knives, rain poncho, long-lasting food, water – that you should surely include, although there’s debate over exactly what to bring, as it depends on where you live and your own personal preferences. But alongside keeping fed and fending off thieves, we’d also like to stay connectedlife without the internet simply isnt worth living, and if Trump is going to spark a real-life disaster movie, we’d like to monitor the end of days via his Twitter stream (“Zombies made up.
CNN Money
2 hours
Elon Musk has more in common with Trump that some might assume, and that relationship could prove to be a boon to his businesses.
BBC News 24
2 hours
It's the most common type of cancer in British men and is normally confirmed with an invasive biopsy. Around 100,000 men undergo the procedure each year. Elaine Dunkley reports. Winning the World Cup for GB, that was definitely my finest hour.
South China Morning Post
3 hours
Like a formal dinner party, a wine event (which are extremely common in the industry and among collectors) needs careful planning and attention to detail. Theres the warm greeting; the offer to take bags and coats; then guests are directed to the reception area and, later, on to the table. Youll (hopefully) see familiar faces and have a welcome drink handed to you. Four handy apps for Hong Kongs drinkers and party people At the table, there will be place cards or the host...
BBC News 24
3 hours
Our coverage begins at three o'clock live from Washington with Katty Kay, with the new president due to be sworn in at 5pm UK time. A group of British doctors say they've transformed the diagnosis of prostate cancer - by using MRI scans. It's the most common type of cancer in men in the UK and is normally confirmed with an invasive biopsy.
Fast Company
3 hours
Our language seems to be evolving faster than ever before. What are the consequences? Our language seems to be evolving faster than ever before. What are the consequences? They don't even make fucking adults anymore. These little privileged shits. Everybody's a fucking pussy. You can't say shit to anybody. You can't even be a fucking human being anymore. You know what I'm saying? How are you supposed to be a human being?—Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton) in Goliath Read Full Story
Bristol Post
3 hours
There may not have been any league points at stake, but, considering the disastrous run of recent form Bristol City have been on, the victory at Fleetwood Town on Wednesday night was massive.Massive not only for the fact that it broke a sequence of eight games without a victory seven of those matches ending in defeat but I think that it would have increased the pressure on the board of directors to consider Lee Johnson's position. His future seems to be a common thread running...
BBC News 24
4 hours
It's the most common type of cancer in men in the UK and is normally confirmed with an invasive biopsy. Researchers believe advanced MRIs could reduce the number of men who need biopsies, which can lead to severe side-effects. A man has been evicted from hospital, after unnecessarily occupying a bed for more than two years.
BBC News 24
4 hours
-- attends the inauguration. In terms of who is coming to see Donald Trump's being sworn in, he has been elected by people who consider themselves to be the common man, so they may become a Ford the outrageous hike in hotel prices for example -- so they may not be able to afford.