The Sun Daily
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Wenger's early teams were tough and hard to beat; now they are flaky and fall over. What we are seeing this season is more than an annual fade – if he's not lost the dressing room, it looks like certain corners of it are not responding to him. Like Ranieri, he looks a victim of player power. Another problem for this Strasbourg University Economics graduate is that he cannot bring himself to pay the big bucks that are essential if trophies are to be won. Once ahead of his time in training and preparation, he is now an old penny-pinching fuddy-duddy. He has also admitted – and this is strange from such an erudite man – that he has, unlike Fergie, few interests outside of football. He says he hardly knows his way around London – only the ground, the training ground and home where he might be found at 3am glued to a video of a game in the Burkina Faso second division.
The Sun Daily
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Common sense tells us that learning how to swim is essential for children but the sad thing is that in Malaysia, no one seems to bother about this. Let's just hope that the WASC won't drag its feet any longer in implementing its action plan of promoting water safety awareness in a holistic and comprehensive manner. Malaysia's foremost sports administrator Datuk Sieh Kok Chi sent me an emotional note in reaction to the latest drowning tragedy last Friday. Sieh, who stepped down in 2015 after being Olympic Council of Malaysia secretary-general for 23 years, said over the years he had written letters to a number of ministers of youth and sports on the need to teach swimming to schoolchildren so that they can at least save themselves. "Unfortunately, they are all very busy and as such they have no time to think over this matter let alone consider my proposal," he said.
BoingBoing
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Troy Hunt, proprietor of the essential Have I Been Pwned ( previously ) sets out the hard lessons learned through years of cataloging the human costs of breaches from companies that overcollected their customers' data; undersecured it; and then failed to warn their customers that they were at risk. (more)
Daily Mail - USA
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Politico
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Y.) Bill Johnson (R-Ohio), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Susan Brooks (R-Ind.), Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), Ryan Costello (R-Pa.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine), David Joyce (R-Ohio), Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), and Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio), among others. Trump and Ryan allies spent all day Wednesday attempting to build a fragile coalition in support of their proposal, and they appeared, at times, to be making inroads. House leaders, who still say they will to bring the bill up for a vote Thursday, expressed optimism that they can still cobble together support to pass the bill. They’re hoping for another boost from Trump, who is expected to meet one-on-one with a slew of GOP holdouts throughout the day. He's also planning to meet again with the Freedom Caucus Thursday morning. After a day of ferrying between the Capitol and the White House, conservatives secured a commitment from House leaders consider a proposal that would eliminate Obamacare’s “essential health benefits” — a set of regulations that requires insurers to cover a broad array of benefits.
Associated Press
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The Event Chronicle
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By Philip Perry It’s the second law of thermodynamics, one of the essential rules of the physical universe, everything is infused with a particle of chaos , and that particle will grow ever larger, until it ultimately overwhelms the entire system. Your car will eventually break down, your house crumble, the sun expand and die out, the universe suffer a heat death, and you a real one. Some objects have low entropy, such as the sun which wont begin its final descent for another five billion years . A human life, compared to the sun at least, has a high rate, seven or eight decades or so, depending on your health, lifestyle, and gender. Systems naturally move from a low to a high rate of entropy . Everything therefore is in a constant state of decay. Only the rate at which it takes places changes. So what does this have to do with human consciousness? Our brains may have developed to maximize the information around us, recognizing threats and opportunities, in order to increase our chances of survival.
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WhoWhatWhy
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If a district is too heavily weighted in favor of a minority group, a candidate may win a majority-minority district, 85%-14%. While this seems impressive, it yields no more benefit for the candidate’s party than a 51%-49% win. Worse, the large electoral victory means that there are fewer voters of the candidate’s race participating in the elections in neighboring districts. Consider that a region of 50 voters must be divided into five equal-sized districts. Assuming that a voting population of at least 30 percent is needed in order to be competitive, the way the blue minority is divided can significantly affect the competitiveness of the districtsraces. This is particularly true in maps where districts are excessivelyminority packed.” While the GOP — in principleopposes any race-based remedies, this system of extreme gerrymandering was essential to the Republicans1994 House win, the first time the GOP took control of the House in 35 years.
Associated Press
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Southern Daily Echo
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TWO of Southampton's busiest flyovers will be closed for a number of nights while "essential roadworks" are carried out, it has been announced.
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The Sun Daily
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IN conjunction with Earth Hour, Starbucks Malaysia is raising awareness about climate change by rallying to log 20,000 pledges amongst partners, customers and the community. Pledgers are to switch off non-essential lights for 1 hour from 8.30pm-9.30pm. The pledge platform is activated through Starbucks Malaysia's Facebook Page until March 25. With that, Starbucks Malaysia will be turning off a portion of its lights throughout its 236 stores from 8.30pm to 9.30pm during Earth Hour. Mr. Sydney Quays, Managing Director of Starbucks Malaysia and Brunei said, "We first joined this lightsoff movement back in 2008 during the symbolic hour and we will continue to observe this practice. Commitment to environmental conservation is an important part of Starbucks' social responsibilities and is reflected in every aspect of our business." "We believe in not only giving, but sharing the good we do, as it is our commitment to contribute back to the community," added Mr.
Associated Press
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Some of the youngest victims of the nation’s opioid epidemic are children under age 5 who die after swallowing opioids. The number of children’s deaths is still small relative to the overall toll from opioids, but toddler fatalities are up. (March 23) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.
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Voice Of America
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"Cure rates for drug-resistant TB are poor and people can remain infectious." TB is a bacterial infection normally treated with a combination of antibiotics. But extensive overuse of antibiotics worldwide has led to a rise in drug-resistant "superbug" strains. Bacteria can acquire many drug-resistance traits over time, making several types of antibiotics ineffective. Some 1 in 5 cases of TB are now resistant to at least one major anti-TB drug, the researchers found. Around 1 in 20 are classed as multidrug-resistant (MDR) — meaning they are resistant to two essential first-line TB drugs, isoniazid and rifampicin — or extensively drug-resistantmeaning they are also resistant to fluoroquinolones and second-line injectable drugs. Approximately half of global cases of MDR-TB are in India, China, and Russia, but migration and international travel have allowed these highly drug-resistant strains to emerge in almost every part of the world.
Politico
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Y.) Bill Johnson (R-Ohio), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Susan Brooks (R-Ind.), Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), Ryan Costello (R-Pa.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine), David Joyce (R-Ohio), Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), and Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio), among others. Trump and Ryan allies spent all day Wednesday attempting to build a fragile coalition in support of their proposal, and they appeared, at times, to be making inroads. House leaders, who still say they will to bring the bill up for a vote Thursday, expressed optimism that they can still cobble together support to pass the bill. They’re hoping for another boost from Trump, who is expected to meet one-on-one with a slew of GOP holdouts throughout the day. He's also planning to meet again with the Freedom Caucus Thursday morning. After a day of ferrying between the Capitol and the White House, conservatives secured a commitment from House leaders consider a proposal that would eliminate Obamacare’s “essential health benefits” — a set of regulations that requires insurers to cover a broad array of benefits.
Informed Comment
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Only 16 percent of items that have been submitted for GRM approval for water and sanitation projects have made it past the Israeli-imposed blockade. As part of the GRM, Israeli authorities can reject or delay projects and specific items entering Gaza based on their claimed security concerns. Around 70 percent of materials needed to build water and sanitation infrastructure are estimated to be classed as “dual-use” items. Most of these essentialdual-use” items wait between 61 to 100 days before their approval is decided. Oxfam Country Director Chris Eijkemans said that for Palestinians living in the territory under tight Israeli control, just 4 percent of freshwater is safe to drink amid a “staggering escalation of the water crisis.” “The UN-brokered system is unaccountable, fundamentally flawed and gives the appearance of legitimizing Israel’s illegal blockade on Gaza, Oxfam wrote in a press release.
BBC News 24
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at this time, given the past behaviour of right-wing groups and we will continue to work with community leaders over the next few days. It is essential that we remain vigilant at all so to work together, to unite against those who threaten and intimidate and.
BBC News 24
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under greater scrutiny. Well, it really is absolutely essential that we have a Lord Chancellor who understands her constitutional duty. Yes, thank you. I think we need to move on, however. Before we leave controversy entirely..
BBC News 24
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I think criticism is very healthy. If you've got something wrong, fine. But there's a difference between criticism and abuse. I don't think that is understood. I don't think it's understood, either, how absolutely essential it is that we are protected
BBC News 24
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especially where their crimes are motivated by hate. We must recognise now that our Muslim communities will feel anxious at this time, given the past behaviour of extreme right-wing groups, and we will continue to work with all community leaders in the coming days. It is essential for us to remain vigilant but also to work together -.