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(It's known for its No Animals Were Harmed accreditation.) He continued, There's a person there all the time and clearly they are ineffective. That's the issue and that's what needs to be corrected. The Hollywood Reporter: A Dead Kangaroo, a Bleeding Pig: Hollywood's Top Animal Training Firm Hit With PETA Abuse Claims (Exclusive) For its part, PETA has written to the AHA to ask for a complete copy of a report that the monitoring group claimed on Wednesday it had initiated as soon as it saw the footage, bringing in an independent investigator to spearhead. (It also placed the on-set AHA safety representative on administrative leave.) Were hearing that the monitor did not report [the incident] to her supervisors but the AHA gave the movie an acceptable rating anyway, says Lange. We dont know if that is true, but were asking.
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For example, did the ‘newsmedia report that what overthrew Ukraine’s democratically elected President in February 2014 was no such thing as “democracy demonstrations” which had begun spontaneously in Ukraine after President Yanukovych on 20 November 2013 rejected the EU’s trade offer (which offer would actually have cost Ukraine $160 billion — a cost that was never reported in the U.S. press), but was instead a bloody barbaric coup which Obama’s team had started planning way back in 2011 ? Did America’s (and ’The West’s’) ’newsmedia report this U.S. coup in Ukraine — or even that it WAS a “coup” (or even that it had been one) and that it was (as the head of the ‘private CIAfirm Stratfor called it when speaking only to a non -U.S. audience) “the most blatant coup in history” ? None of them reported any of that. But now the hostilities against Russia — including the sanctions , and the NATO buildup — are based upon those lies, those potentially WW-III-generating libels, against Russia.
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THE boss of one of Hampshire’s major firms is to step down.
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By Juan Castillo Even the iconic piggy bank is getting a digital makeover. Feeding the piggy has long been a down-homey, tried-and-true way to teach kids how to save money. Now, these lessons increasingly can be found on smartphones and mobile money apps designed specifically for children. And why not? The average age for kids to get their first smartphone is about 10, according to research firm Influence Central, so money apps connect with kids in their comfort zone. More: NerdWallet's best savings accounts for kids "It's where they are and what engages them," says Ted Gonder, co-founder and CEO of Chicago-based Moneythink, a nonprofit that mentors young people and helps them adopt positive financial habits. Moneythink develops money apps to use as teaching tools, having found they can be more effective than dry lectures or drier textbooks. There are a few wrinkles in their approaches, but most money apps for kids act like virtual banks, offering lessons on how to budget and sock away money for spending goals.
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Its service has recently expanded to India, and is already a hit in Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. According to a recent report by research firm McKinsey, the Asian streaming music market is growing rapidly. Already in 2014, streaming surpassed download revenue, and now 56% of digital music revenue in the region comes from music streaming. The report predicted that the number of streaming music subscribers in Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines combined could almost double to 87 million by 2020 from 47 million in 2015. Tencent recognized Asia's potential to expand even further as the region has 44% of all internet users, and 25% of global GDP. Experts believe that Tencent's music ambitions will muddy the waters for Apple Music and Spotify in key Asian markets. It's because although they are already available in the region, Tencent knows Asia better than foreign competitors.
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Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin was supposed to be a big, fat target for Democrats. A former Goldman Sachs executive who later headed a bank that engaged in tough foreclosure practices during the financial crisis, he initially seemed like a Donald Trump nomination that Democrats might be able to knock off. Those hopes mostly vanished on Thursday after a five-hour confirmation hearing in which Democrats went after Mnuchin hard but barely laid a glove on him. Mnuchin faced sharp questioning on foreclosure practices at OneWest Bank, the mortgage firm he led. And Democrats repeatedly hammered him over his hedge fund’s use of offshore entities and his omissions in initial disclosure documents to the committee. But the wealthy former Goldman partner and Hollywood producer appeared mostly unruffled by these questions, showed deference to the point of obsequiousness to senators of both parties, and said nothing that's likely to slow down his confirmation.
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TasnimDaesh (ISIL or ISIS) lost nearly a quarter of its territory in Iraq and Syria last year, according to a report released Thursday by research firm IHS Markit. Between early January 2016 and the end of the year Daesh's self-declared caliphate fell from 78,000 to 60,400 square kilometers (47,500 to 38,500 square miles ), IHS Markit said. Daesh suffered unprecedented territorial losses in 2016, including key areas vital for the group's governance project, said Columb Strack, head of IHS's Conflict Monitor. The figures for last year demonstrate further decline of Daesh-controlled land, which the research group said dropped from 90,800 to 78,000 square kilometers in 2015. Iraqi forces are currently fighting to recapture Mosul from the terrorist group, which overran the country's second city in early June 2014. Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the so-called caliphate from Mosul and if government troops retake the city it would effectively end the group's claim of running a state.
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Some £61m was wiped off the value of St Ives as the firm warned on profits. The marketing services group said full-year figures would be materially below expectations.
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The swipe at a former presidential nominee of the Republican party and former Navy pilot, who spent over five years in a North Vietnamese prison, was thought—briefly—to mark a possible end to Trump’s political ambitions. “I said, ‘Corey, I’m there. I made a commitment,’” Stepanek recalled. He thinks it will help Trump to have people he knows he can rely on while in office: “I think it’s important for him to know there are people out there who through thick and thin, fought for him.” Lewandowski, who has clashed with members of the incoming administration, was not offered a position on the inside. Instead, he’s become another member of the outsidersclub, setting a lobbying firm with an office on Pennsylvania Avenue that looks over the East Wing. On the inside, there are also some early loyalistsincoming White House staffers who maintain a special relationship with Trump outside their formal roles.
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These policies hardly treat people with "equal concern and respect." Or take Trump's actions since November 8. He's refused to renounce some of his most odious policies. He's appointed White House advisers who have promoted Islamaphobia , white nationalism , and anti-Semitism . In public statements, Trump has reaffirmed his contempt for the basic rights that are central to democracy. And most frighteningly, he's double downed on implementing his proposals to restrict individual rights. Just last night, Trump told donors , "We will do what we said we will do. Believe me." In Freedom's Law , Dworkin posited , "deference to temporary majorities on matters of individual right is... brutal and alien, and many other nations with firm democratic traditions now reject it as fake." Ultimately, the protestors are refusing to give "deference to [Trump's] a temporary majority on the matters of individual rights.
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The Japanese firm employs 2,600 staff here and it builds one in ten of the cars made in Britain. While the company said today it remains supportive of its people and its operations, wherever they are, the chairman of Toyota issued a warning after the Prime Minister's speech yesterday about taking Britain out of the EU's single market. The UK car industry is heavily reliant on exports to Europe and so most exposed to any risks surrounding Brexit.
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