BBC Parliament
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A loophole introduced by the... Could the Leader of the House ensure that there is a full impact assessment on these proposals before they are enacted. Mr Speaker, which the and chaotic government with the Secretary of State for health stating on the BBC last week can get away with this comment that performance in some parts of the NHS are completely unacceptable and then do nothing about it.
BBC Parliament
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.. Politely was very helpful I ensure that it honourable as want a copy in making go bad. Mr Speaker, this is a photo opportunity, the Prime Minister and government, or photos and no substance or any thought that the British people. Not content with being the first to visit the United date, when the prime Minster should be networking in Europe, the Prime Minister then photo bombs the House of Lords in a company with the Leader of the House, no wonder we cannot get a date the recess, instead of 30 bombing the Prime Minister to focus on what is going on in her own Cabinet.
The Herald - Sport
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The 30-year-old scored to ensure the Foxes still have a chance of reaching the quarter-finals following a 2-1 first-leg defeat at Sevilla on Wednesday.
The Iran Project
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The Sun Daily
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Without the license from the ministry, Noh warned house owners of the risk they faced should the project get abandoned. "The ministry is only able to revive abandoned projects if it had the license, or else the task becomes very difficult or impossible," he said. As such he advised local government authorities to ensure housing developers obtained the licenses prior to launching the housing projects. Noh said while there is no provision for the government under the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1996 (Act 118) to revive abandoned housing projects, it remains committed to ensure that issues affecting the people are solved effectively. "As such, from 253 abandoned projects nationwide, the ministry has since settled and negotiated 186 projects while 18 projects are in various phases of settlement. "The remainder 49 projects are in the initial stages of settlement," he said.
Men's Fitness
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The Sun Daily
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BBC Parliament
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Cheryl Gillan. It is ironic that I should draw number one on transport questions on the day the Bill for Phase 1 of HS2 gets Royal Assent. And although some people are backslapping, let us remember that it is tragic for many people. And the impact is disproportionately felt by my local authority, such as Buckinghamshire County Council and our parish councils. Can my right honourable friend reassure me and my constituents and councils do everything we can to ensure the process is as reasonable and fair as possible for those affected.
BBC Parliament
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The main work civil contract is to construct the main physical works for the railway, including tunnels, viaducts and embankments are due to be released later this year and initial work will begin shortly after Royal Assent is completed. I expect that through the construction phase, HS2 limited and my Department will do everything we can to ensure the impact of those affected is mitigated wherever we possibly can.
Forbes
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Head offices can be fickle regarding China. They can begin with bold public pronouncements about their commitment to the market. But if numbers soften, the head office softens as well. How can we anticipate and counter this China disillusion and ensure China country heads get the love they need?
Voice Of America
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Both he and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said protections against "discrimination, bullying and harassment" remain important. And the letter says that schools must ensure that LGBT students can "learn and thrive in a safe environment." In response to a lawsuit from a group of states, a federal judge had already put on hold the Obama-era directive. Beyond objecting to the guidelines as a federal overreach, opponents also said they violated the safety and rights of other students. Transgender rights advocates have continued to fight, and cite the importance of the guidelines even if they are not currently in effect. "Transgender students thrive when treated equally, but too often they are not," said Mara Keisling, executive director for the National Center for Transgender Equality. "With a pen stroke, the Trump administration effectively sanctions the bullying, ostracizing and isolation of these children, putting their very lives in danger.
Lancashire Telegraph - Sport
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Bleacher Report
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While the Washington Wizards are in the thick of the postseason race, they are reportedly willing to move Trey Burke in an effort to bolster their draft assets. On Wednesday, Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders reported the Wizards are asking for a second-round pick in return for Burke in any potential trade. It may seem strange on the surface to see the Eastern Conference's current No. 3 seed looking to swap a rotational player for future draft picks, but Burke is set to be a restricted free agent in 2017, per Spotrac . Moving him would at least ensure Washington receives something of value in return for the Michigan product. Burke spent the first three seasons of his career with the Utah Jazz and has been something of a mixed bag for the Wizards. On the one hand, he is posting career-high marks in field-goal percentage (44.9) and three-point percentage (41.
The Sun Daily - Business
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz said she is willing to extend her cooperation to the special taskforce in relation to the probe into the huge losses suffered by Bank Negara due to foreign exchange trading in the 1990s. "If I'm called, of course, I would cooperate," she told reporters after the lnternational Education Centre in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) book launch here today. However, Zeti declined to comment on the alleged US$10 billion losses. "I cannot comment on it until the investigation is completed. As you know, it's always a practice of any organisation, including the central bank, not to comment while there is an ongoing investigation. It's premature to say anything, until then we should allow the process to take place," she said. She stress that under her leadership, the central bank took all the necessary actions to ensure that it continues to stand solid.
The Sun Daily
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz (pix) says she is willing to cooperate with the investigation into the alleged foreign exchange (Forex)trading loss of US$10 billion (RM45 billion) by the central bank in the 1990s. Speaking to reporters here today, Zeti said the issue was never raised during her 16-year tenure as Governor. "The central bank has now in place the most rigorous risk management and governance structure to ensure something like that never happens again. "The investigations were all completed before my time (as Governor). I was with the central bank for 35 years. After that event, tremendous discipline followed," she added. Zeti said this after the launch of six books and a monograph on Islamic Finance published by the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (Inceif).
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: German auto major Volkswagen on Thursday said it will launch sports utility vehicle Tiguan and premium sedan Passat today in India in 2017. The company had commenced its product offensive with the launch of the made-in-India, made-for-India Ameo in 2016 and recent introduction of the GTI. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, "2017 marks 10 years for Volkswagen in India and at this opportune moment, we reiterate our commitment with a strong product line-up aimed at fostering our growth momentum in the country. With the successful launch of the Ameo and introduction of GTI recently, Volkswagen marked its presence in the Compact Sedan and Performance car segment. With exciting new products across the segments, we are now ready to enter the SUV segment with Tiguan and luxury segment with the all new Passat. The slew of launches will ensure every car buyer finds a car to meet their requirements at our showrooms."
Voice Of America
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S., but Texas is one of the states that will hear appeals from parents who oppose the practice, and, in many cases, will exempt their children from vaccination requirements. Emboldened by their successes in the appeals process — an estimated 50,000 Texas schoolchildren are no longer being inoculated — “vaccine choice” groups are now shifting their operations into politics, social media and other arenas to appeal to a broader sector of the public. The Texas Health Services department reports that measles vaccination coverage in certain counties is close to dropping below 95 percent, the rate necessary to ensure widespread immunity and prevent measles outbreaks. Measles scares of 1960s could return Hotez says he is greatly concerned by the implications of what is happening in Texas. He is a professor of pediatrics, molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor University in Texas, among other appointments, and also directs a center for vaccine development at Texas Children’s Hospital, in Houston.
Al Jazeera
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Manchester Evening News
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Lincolnshire Echo
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A further education college in Lincolnshire has become only the third in the country to retain its overall grading of good after a full Ofsted inspection since the assessment criteria was changed. Bishop Burton College, including Riseholme College, has been praised for its impressive success rates and inspiring resources and facilities. It also won praise for its strong links with employers and other partners, which ensure the vast majority of students secure work or a higher...
Mind Shift
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Both Amel and Alan are also taking a college-level class at Community College of San Francisco, part of a program most seniors do if they have enough credits. The idea is for students to get exposed to college-level work, but with a cohort of peers and the support of their high school teachers. In the college classes instructors speak more quickly and the reading load is more burdensome, but students seem to like getting a taste of what to expect from the college experience. Kessler said the college program is part of the school’s mission to not just graduate students and help them apply to college, but to ensure that they get in and finish. She encourages students to go to colleges with other students from SFIHS so they can help one another. And, the school supports formal programming to follow up with graduates who are in college and may need a little extra support.
Bleacher Report
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Nebraska receivers coach Keith Williams was sentenced to 30 days in jail Wednesday after pleading no contest to his third DUI offense. According to an Associated Press report, Williams will serve three years' probation and pay a $1,000 fine. He will also have his license suspended for five years but can apply for an interlock device after 45 days. Interlock devices ensure a driver has no alcohol in their system before starting a vehicle. Williams was pulled over in August after rear-ending an Uber driver's vehicle in Lincoln. His blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.15 percent, almost double Nebraska's legal limit of 0.08 percent. While Nebraska law could have resulted in a felony charge, Williams was instead cited for misdemeanor DUI and careless driving. Williams had been convicted of driving under the influence in California in 2004 and 2009.
BBC News 24
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Schools must ensure the transgender students, like all students, are able to learn in a safe environment. But advocates for LGBT students have already begun speaking out. The guidance has changed and saved lives, and has hurt nobody. Withdrawing it will only create confusion now, and fear, for students who already face grave risks. Legal experts now warn this change could impact some pending court cases.
BBC News 24
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But this is not something the federal government should be involved in, it is a states rights issue. In this draft letter, officials say they are withdrawing previous guidance, as many have struggled to understand and apply the statements of policy. However, it says it will not diminish the protections from bullying and harassment that are available to all students. Schools must ensure the transgender students, like all students, are able to learn in a safe environment.