The Sun Daily
2 minutes
Scenes are either framed as if they are based on a description, or are shot with so many cuts that they feel like flashes of short sentences. There are also a lot of closeups of MacDougal who shines even though he is standing alongside big stars such as Weaver – who surprised me with a passable English accent – as well as Neeson, Kebbell, and Jones. Whether you like the movie or not will hinge on how relatable the characters feel to you. For example, Conor can come off as a brat full of anger one minute and the next, as a child coping with sadness that is heavy beyond his years to bear. For fans of this children fantasy book-turned-movie, A Monster Calls hits all the familiar notes – like the same four-chord progression that makes up a pop song. As the credit rolls, I feel this would have been better left as a book for children and young adults to understand the realities of life through reading its story. Watch the trailer here :
ITV
3 minutes
If your chicken bake is as half as good as your head, it's going to be amazing. It will be smoky and Karate is about discipline, from the way you move to the way you present yourself. Ni! My pristine whites help me set an example, here.
Western Daily Press
4 minutes
Free parking is not a silver bullet to save town centres in Somerset from decline and residents need to accept some charges are necessary, according to a local councillor. John Parham a Shepton Mallet town councillor, Mendip district councillor and Somerset county councillor believes people need to be more realistic at a time when council budgets are under pressure, especially if they want their frontline services to continue. He used Shepton as an example to...
The Huffington Post
6 minutes
They are thus bracing themselves for perpetual unpredictability and inconsistency regarding Trump's intentions and beliefs, as well as his tendency to contradict himself and his cabinet. (In their senate confirmation hearings, for example, his nominees for secretary of state and defence affirmed the vital role NATO and the EU continue to play in US foreign policy.) Europe faces an inflection point. No American president in modern history has entered office with such ambivalence over the core institutions linking the United States and its European allies. Trump's actions will unite or yet further divide Europeans. Or as Merkel said in response to his latest comments, "We Europeans have our fate in our own hands." Andrea Peto and Weronika Grzebalska: Trump is good news for populist right-wing leaders in Europe For right-wing populists in Central Europe, Trump's presidency is a game changer.
Techradar
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Finally, for some reason, it also lets you lock other apps. That in itself is a useful feature, but feels somewhat unrelated to its core functionality - but hey, privacy is privacy, right? There are numerous apps to help you learn foreign languages, but Vocabulary Builder aims to strengthen your English skills. It does this by testing you on the meaning of 1200 words, with definitions, example sentences and audio pronunciations provided for each. You can work your way through different sections, unlocking new words to learn as you go and the word choices are tricky enough that you're sure to come across a number of new ones, especially in the advanced sections. To make things a bit more interesting there's also a competitive element, allowing you to face off against another user to see which of you knows the most definitions in a twenty question test.
Mirrorspectrum
7 minutes
Over time people become surrounded with negative energy, mental and emotional toxicity. These toxins affect the body and mind and it is important to know how to transform and neutralize them. First of all, let’s define the terms. The word psycho-spiritual is a conjoined term derived from the two wordspsychological and spiritual. The concept here is that there is a territory where the psychological and the spiritual meet. And it is in this territory of the mind and emotions that psychological material affects spiritual experience. And it is also here that the spiritual dimensions of the individual can, and often do, affect the psychological. Let me give you an example of what I am talking about.
OK!
28 minutes
Danny Cipriani defended ex Katie Price[Getty] Katie’s ex husband Alex recently spoke out about Katie’s role on the hit daytime TV show, claiming she “doesnt set a good example.” So when her former flame Danny Cipriani was asked about the former glamour model, whom he briefly dated in 2011, he jumped to her defence. The rugby player explained: “People want to hear her opinion. “Has she been a good mum? Yes I think a lot of people would say she has been. Katie ...
HubSpot Marketing Blog
an hour
We’re already seeing CX come to the forefront in many different formats . For example: In 2014, Facebook bought virtual reality company Oculus for $2 billion in order to create new, more engaging experiences for its audience. Brands are seeing higher conversion rates by adding a seamless mobile checkout experience . Mindfulness is becoming increasingly important within leadership roles on every level, indicating that decisions are being evaluated differently than in the past. In fact, McKinsey cites observation of consumers as a crucial first step in creating better CX . When we look at experience-related changes that are happening around us, the above examples are merely at the tip of the iceberg. But what we can glean from them is that online CX takes on much more importance than it has in the past -- in fact, 76% of consumers say they view this experience as the true test of how much a company values them .
The Huffington Post
an hour
Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Thursday. (Reuters) DAVOS, Switzerland: Saudi Arabia aims to become a "major exporter" of renewable energy, its energy minister has revealed. Khalid Al-Falih said there are plans to allow for the export of cleanly produced electricity to Europe. "If the region gets connected to Europe for example, then solar (power) that is produced in Saudi Arabia can be exported all the way to Europe through a network," he told Arab News on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. "When it's sunny in the region, it's dark and cloudy sometimes in Europe... So we can be a major exporter." Such an electricity supply could be routed through Egypt, and there were "projects underway" to support this, Al-Falih said. Al-Falih said on Monday that Saudi Arabia is to launch a renewable energy program that is expected to involve investment of between $30 billion and $50 billion by 2023.
BBC Parliament
an hour
The total figure now of course will be somewhat higher. Mr Deputy Speaker, sadly we cannot change the events of the past, and the discrimination and prejudice that LGBT people often experienced in society. We can however change the present, we can seek to tackle discrimination and intolerance where it still exists, and we can lead by example in this house. When it comes to challenging legislation which is plainly inappropriate and inconsistent with the values which we hold today.
Politico
an hour
Sky News
an hour
It depends on your point of view. I think you can spin it anywhere you like. Some people have suggested it was significant that for example the Black Lives Matter movement erupted under his watch and he couldn't have done anything more to address that. I agree with that.
BBC Parliament
2 hours
The January 1996 directive for example imposed both a strict code of conduct on every soldier, together, with disciplinary rules to deal with any inappropriate behaviour and conduct. This dual approach was supplemented, with information leaflets and training programmes, the Army emphasising in a different place today than the time of that case as is the merchant Navy.
BBC Parliament
2 hours
The sections repealed by this bill, I hope today, and subsequently, and specifically require that nothing in this bill should prevent even consensual homosexual activity to constitute grounds for dismissal. These were added to that bill following nongovernment amendments during the house rules committee stage. Those amendments were supported by peers who wish to have then policy example, was pressed by some members of this house and the other place.
BBC News 24
2 hours
I am everyone's president, whether you supported me or not, I will work for you. What would you like to hear, Diana? I liked how you play the Kennedy speech, because I think what Donald Trump is doing is similar to that. He is telling people that you are in charge of your destiny, and Donald Trump is the perfect example of someone who is in charge of his destiny.
Japan Times
2 hours
BBC News 24
2 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.
Mind Shift
3 hours
We also learned—and have experienced in our careers as mathematics educators and researchers—that spatial reasoning is a curiously unacknowledged and neglected area of the curriculum. During our involvement with the M4YC project, we have become more and more convinced of reasons why we should pay attention to spatial reasoning in early years mathematics. Below we offer our Top Five reasons why, as educators, we should care about spatial thinking when we plan, observe, and assess mathematics in our classrooms. 1. Spatial reasoning and mathematical thinking are intimately linked. There are numerous research studies that demonstrate the relationship between spatial reasoning and what we typically think of as mathematical ability. For example, one research study found that the quality of block play at four years of age was a predictor of high school mathematics achievement (Wolfgang et al.
Sky News
5 hours
There was a massive march planned tomorrow in London and various other cities around the world, as people do not really want -- people really want to make the resistance. It is worth noting that the latest numbers of that as many as 60 Democrats from Congress are going to be boycotting the inauguration, which is yet another unprecedented example of all the things that are happening here.
Voice Of America
5 hours
Washington broke officials ties with Taiwan in 1979 in favor of the larger, fast-growing China. A boost in informal ties would probably bring arms sales, military exchanges and a boost in senior-level visitors to Taiwan, experts say. “I dont really think [of] President-elect Trump the same as President Trump,” said Raymond Wu, managing director of e-telligence, a Taipei political risk consultancy, referring to harsh remarks toward China since the Nov. 8 U.S. elections. “I think the primary objective is still the preservation of American interests, and many of the foreign policy positions and conducts of the past have proved to be effective, for example on the one-China policy, so I dont really believe there will be a dramatic departure from some of the long-standing U.S. positions on these very sensitive issues,” Wu said. China discourages its more than 170 diplomatic allies from treating Taiwan as a state, and just 21 countries officially recognize it.
TIME - Top Stories
5 hours
Donald Trump and [White House Chief Strategist] Steve Bannon and [Vice President-elect] Mike Pence and all these people that are part of the Trump administration, they think that you are going to lay down. Are you going to lay down? the 30 Rock star yelled to cheers. One thing they dont realize is that New Yorkers never lay down. You say whatever you want to about this city, and New Yorkers never lay down. Are you going to fight? Are we going to have 100 days of resistance? The event, dubbed We Stand United, was scheduled to feature appearances from Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Rosie Perez, Michael Moore, Sally Field, Mark Ruffalo, Rev. Al Sharpton, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and more. Before Baldwin took the stage, De Niro spoke out against Trump, reading fake Trump tweets about De Niro. The two-time Oscar winner later explicitly blasted Trump: Hes a bad example of this country, this city.
The Huffington Post
6 hours
"That's important to him. Apparently, he thought that was a compliment." Such amorality explains many of Trump's outrageous comments. Does he really believe Mexicans are rapists? Surely not, and indeed that would be immoral. But amorality drove him to call them rapists, even though he didn't believe it, because he thought it would bolster his campaign. Sadly, he was right. Pangs of guilt? Nope, that's for suckers, not killers. Does this mean Trump feels free to violate all of the rules that make us a civilized and united nation? Not necessarily. Because Trump is still susceptible to the second incentive to comply with norms: fear of societal punishment. So, if Americans want their president to act civilized - for example, by halting his racist and sexist remarks - they should not imagine he will eventually realize this is the "right" thing to do.
Forbes
6 hours
Does your CEO sing or dance on video? If so, follow Jian Wang (the richest man in China's) example for maximizing the opportunity and minimizing the risk of a PR mistake.
BBC News 24
7 hours
That people are doing when they discuss Putin's regime. Because they are all the time referring to this rating of approval and it's a mistake to compare Russia, which is an authoritarian country right now, to an undeveloped democracy like you have, or we have in Eastern Europe, for example.