The Sun Daily
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government is not expecting any trouble arising from having two chariots for the Thaipusam celebration this year. Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy said the celebration was a religious one. He said the state has been cooperating with the police and was confident the police will act if anything happens. "There will be no trouble, its a religious event," he said in a press conference when asked about the matter today. Thaipusam in Penang this year is set to be an interesting one as there will be two chariots, a Silver Chariot and a Golden Chariot, to mark the occasion. The 126-year-old Silver Chariot is managed by the Nattukottai Chettiars while the Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB) is debuting the Golden Chariot this year. Ramasamy, who is the PHEB chairman, said the Golden Chariot had received "overwhelming support" from the community.
The Sun Daily
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CHICAGO: Former US president George H.W. Bush was being transferred out of intensive care on Monday as he recovered from pneumonia, while his wife Barbara was discharged from the hospital after a bout of bronchitis, doctors said. The 41st president and former first lady were admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Wednesday. George H.W. Bush, 92, was suffering from bacterial pneumonia and was intubated during a 48-hour period to help him breathe. He is now breathing on his own and could be discharged as early as Friday or this weekend. Barbara Bush, 91, who had viral bronchitis, was hospitalised as a precaution. Physicians Amy Mynderse and Clint Doerr said at a news conference that the two were recovering well, but full recovery could take another week or two. "X-rays continue to improve, so no obvious re-accumulation of material in his airways that would then again put him behind the eight ball (at a disadvantage)," Doerr said about the former president, adding that he will need a "fairly aggressive combination of breathing medications" and a full course of antibiotics.
South China Morning Post
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Beijing has called on Washington to be cautious when commenting on the South China Sea dispute, after the White House said the United States would protect its interests in international waters in the area. The US is not a claimant in the related disputes in the South China Sea, said foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying during a regular press conference on Tuesday. We urge the US side to respect the reality, to be cautious in its remarks and actions, so as...
Slate
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On Saturday, in his first official appearance as President Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer tried something audacious. Instead of holding a typical press conference, he delivered a nationally televised tongue-lashing. He blustered, berated the assembled members of the White House press corps for accurately reporting the news, spouted a slew of factually dubious claims without evidence, and left without taking questions. The Trump administration’s message to the media seemed to be: We can say whatever we want, and you can’t stop us, because we dont need you.
BoingBoing
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The press reported cheering at Donald's press conference and at his address at the CIA memorial, and it turned out to be his staffers, an entourage of fawning sycophants paid to clap. It's funny, at first. Then you realize that it's a grotesque headgame that is only going to get worse. (more)
TIME - Top Stories
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N . headquarters. I have seen adults sapped of all energy, who are almost unable to walk. We have had villages and towns devoid of 2- and 3- and 4-year-old children because they've died. Some totally destroyed towns had been cut off from the outside world for more than three years, Lanzer said. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari declared that Boko Haram was technically defeated in December 2015, but attacks have continued in some places. Two women suicide bombers killed 57 people and wounded 177 in December at a northeastern Nigerian market, in violence blamed on Boko Haram . Saying that Nigeria and the Lake Chad region are enduring the worst humanitarian crisis in Africa, the U.N . is launching a more than $1 billion appeal and hopes a conference meeting next month in Oslo, Norway will spur donations, Lanzer said.
Daily Mail - USA
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Trade will be on the menu when Trump meets May this week. He has argued that multi-nation trade deals are damaging for American industry, and favors smaller pacts with individual countries.
Daily Mail - India
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Ars Technica UK
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Enlarge (credit: CDC ) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention abruptly and quietly canceled a scientific conference on climate change and health, according to E&E News . The conference was originally scheduled for February. The conference had been in the works for months, and it was intended to bring experts and stakeholders together to discuss the latest evidence of and solutions to health risks posed by climate change. But according to E&E , the CDC suddenly canceled the summit shortly after Donald Trump’s election. The agency notified speakers and participants in a terse email, which gave no explanation. The email noted that the summit may be rescheduled for later in the year. Former CDC officials and conference speakers were quick to draw political connections. They noted that President Trump has called climate change a “ hoax ” and has vowed to dismantleharmful and unnecessaryclimate change policies. Read 6 remaining paragraphs | Comments
GCMLP
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Marvel Entertainment Group is part of the Disney Corporation, which earned $2.345 billion in the third quarter of 2016, with DC Comics earning 1 billion in revenue in 2016. Of the two, DC Comics has come out as the more progressive and less sexist, actively working to create female superhero standalone movies. One major complaint critics have of female superheroes is the way they are drawn. A woman superhero’s powers are often minimized by her physical appearance and proportions, which are often taken to the extreme. Some even believe “they are positively regressive in terms of the portrayal of male and female bodies, and gender relations” (LeBel, 2009, p.1). Sydney Feldhake, who spoke about female superheroes at an academic conference in 2016 added, “even though there are comic books out there that feature women in leading roles, most of the time the images portrayed are hypersexualized and focus on the women’s physical assets instead of her ability” (Feldhake, 2016, p.
The Washington Times - Football
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The Sun Daily
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police succeeded in arresting 33 suspects and confiscating 33 cloned cars worth RM3 million in an almost two year operation which began in mid 2015. The cloned cars seized comprised of, among others, Honda Odyssey, BMW and Mini Cooper. Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Sukri Kaman is of the belief that the cloned cars came from neighbouring countries and were sold to unsuspecting victims in Malaysia by cloning syndicates. In a press conference held at the Dang Wangi police headquarters here today, he said the unsuspecting buyers were also detained and charged. "Our investigations revealed that some of the buyers knew they were buying cloned cars. "Whether or not they were gullible, they were still detained and charged, ignorance is no plea," he added. Sukri said the buyers found out about the cars via an online promotion besides being recommended by friends.
RT
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Marketing Land
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I'm excited to kick off the third year of The Stackies, which will culminate in an opening awards ceremony at the MarTech Conference in San Francisco, May 911, 2017. Of course, like all agile marketers, we believe in improving with each iteration. So we've tweaked and expanded the... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.
Bleacher Report
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Western Conference starters Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant will see some familiar faces on the sidelines during the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and his coaching staff will lead the West in New Orleans on Feb. 19, per the team's Twitter account: Former Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown is one of Kerr's assistants, as is Ron Adams. The Warriors' official website noted Kerr and his staff earned the honors by clinching the best record in the West through Feb. 5 for those coaches who are eligible to participate. The 38-7 Warriors are just 2.5 games ahead of the San Antonio Spurs, but Gregg Popovich coached last year's All-Star Game and cannot be given the distinction two seasons in a row. Even though Golden State lost to the Miami Heat on Monday, the Houston Rockets' 127-114 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks ensured the Warriors would have the best non-Spurs record in the West through Feb.
The Iran Project
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IRNAForeign Ministry Spokesman, Bahram Qasemi, said on Monday that Canadian government is expected to be more serious and active in resuming ties with Tehran. We hope Canadian government will act more seriously and actively; we too have necessary will for that within framework of conditions; we hope that such a positive event will be put in action eventually,' said Qasemi in his weekly press conference when asked by reporters on the prospect of Iran-Canada relations. Qasemi said steps still need to be taken for the ties to reach a specific point. He said it was not Iran to severe relations, rather it was Canada to cut relations unilaterally and without any tangible reason. “We hope that Canadian government will firmly attempt to restore relations between the two countries,” Qasemi said. Severing political and diplomatic ties is so simple and easy and its restoration to whatsoever will, is not easy, he said.
Ruptly TV
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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos received his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Bogota, Monday, in the first visit for a French president to the country since Francois Mitterrand in 1989. In a joint press conference, Hollande congratulated Santos on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize and saving countless lives, and asserted his support to the peace process led by Santos with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas. Francois Hollande, French President (French): "I have also come here to Colombia to celebrate reaching peace, that you have achieved and that you have received the Nobel Prize for. You have my congratulations. It was a brave choice, the one that you made. You have had the spirit to take a step after step to reach this stage. And in reaching this reconciliation, and ending a conflict that lasted for 50 years and saving millions of people, this is a victory for Colombia, because this is peace, this is what is possible.
Money News Steet Talk
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Donald Trump complained about drug prices in a recent press conference. Drug companies, he said, are "getting away with murder."
Bournemouth Daily Echo
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SHE declared it the best conference venue she had been to, but Margaret Thatcher fell for Bournemouth in more ways than one.
Ars Technica
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Enlarge (credit: CDC ) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention abruptly and quietly canceled a scientific conference on climate change and health, according to E&E News . The conference was originally scheduled for February. The conference had been in the works for months, and it was intended to bring experts and stakeholders together to discuss the latest evidence of and solutions to health risks posed by climate change. But according to E&E , the CDC suddenly canceled the summit shortly after Donald Trump’s election. The agency notified speakers and participants in a terse email, which gave no explanation. The email noted that the summit may be rescheduled for later in the year. Former CDC officials and conference speakers were quick to draw political connections. They noted that President Trump has called climate change a “ hoax ” and has vowed to dismantleharmful and unnecessaryclimate change policies. Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Herald Courier
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Voice Of America
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Voice Of America
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President Vladimir Putin’s allies have passed a preliminary draft bill in Russia’s parliament that would ease some penalties for domestic violence, which supporters say would keep the state from meddling in the home but critics say would encourage abuse. Asked about the domestic violence law at a news conference last month, Putin said that while he was not a supporter of parents smacking children, the authorities should not interfere in family affairs without justification. “We cannot go crazy here. It’s harmful, at the end of the day it destroys the family,” he said. “Cavalier meddling with the family is not acceptable.” The amendment, which passed parliament’s lower house on a preliminary first reading, would reduce battery of a relative to a civil offense instead of a criminal offense in first instances, when the victim suffered no serious harm.
The Iran Project
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