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BBC Parliament
3 days
Why isn't he shouting from the rooftops for the 4.6 billion that was cut from social care to be reinvested so councils can address this problem now and then the long term? he would have noticed himself the big difference in delayed transfers of care between one authority on the other.
TIME - Top Stories
3 days
The Huffington Post
5 days
A decade and a half earlier, Trump had taken untruth to a new level, calling a gossip columnist to claim a nonexistent sexual relationship with Italian supermodel Carla Bruni while claiming to be his own nonexistent press aide. The proclivity for falsehoods accompanied Trump into his presidential campaign, as Trump regularly misrepresented facts about ― among many, many other things ― the crime rate, the unemployment rate, the size and strength of the U.S. military, the nature and significance of the balance of trade, Muslims cheering from rooftops on 9/11, self-funding his campaign and the current state of illegal immigration. In a Republican primary debate in the autumn of 2015, Trump claimed he had no idea where a characterization describing rival Marco Rubio as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerbergs personal senator could have come from ― even though the source was his own campaign website.
Techradar
7 days
The game's essentially Canabalt, but instead of one guy leaping across grey rooftops, you get a string of joggers trying desperately to survive in a surreal alien world. With Tiny Wings having spent a large amount of time troubling the App Store charts, we're surprised it took so long to make it to the iPad. All along, Pilot Winds was the next best thing, and it's free. Instead of a fat bird sliding down hills, you're a daredevil penguin skier, and while the game's inspiration is clear, it has plenty of tricks of its own. Drop7 is one of the finest puzzle games on iOS. You drop numbered discs into a grid, and if the number matches the number of discs in its column or row, it vanishes. Grey discs are destroyed by twice removing discs next to them. Three modes are on offer, each demanding a different strategy. And now the game's owned by Zynga, it's free, with only the occasional unobtrusive advert.
Techradar
8 days
Much of the game's smarts comes from clever level design, which will challenge and frustrate in equal measure. You could say the game's quite sticky. It's not the most interesting-looking game in the world, but luckily the magic of Choice of the Dragon is in its witty prose. Playing as a multiple-choice text adventure, akin to an extremely stripped-back RPG, this game is an amusing romp. It also, through a combination of stats and branching pathways with more than two options, boasts more depth than many more recent stabs at text-based iOS adventuring. When we think of extreme sports, jogging isn't the first that comes to mind, although it might be now we've experienced Grim Joggers Freestyle . The game's essentially Canabalt, but instead of one guy leaping across grey rooftops, you get a string of joggers trying desperately to survive in a surreal alien world.
Politico
10 days
CNN and other media outlets should judge Donald Trump based on “what’s in his heart” rather than “what’s come out of his mouth,” incoming counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said Monday morning, arguing that the president-elect is too often denied a benefit of the doubt that is readily handed out to others. In particular, Conway said the press should take Trump’s word for it when he says he did not mock a reporter with a disability at a November 2015 rally. Trump appeared to mock New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski, who suffers from a congenital condition that restricts his mobility, by spastically moving his arms on stage. At the time Trump was citing a 2001 Kovaleski article for The Washington Post as evidence for his fictitious claim that thousands of Muslims celebrated the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the rooftops of New Jersey.
Politico
10 days
As he has in the past, Trump disputed the notion that he had mocked the reporter, The New York TimesSerge Kovaleski, instead insisting that he was mimicking the nervousness of a reporter backing away from a story years after the fact. Trump had used a 2001 story by Kovaleski as proof of his fictitious claim that thousands of Muslims celebrated the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on rooftops in New Jersey. Trump insisted he had seen video of the incident, although none has ever been uncovered, and Kovaleski disputed Trump’s understanding of the event. On “Fox Friends,” Conway wondered aloud why Streep had used her time on stage to attack Trump’s supposed mockery of a disabled individual and not to call attention to the more recent case from Chicago, where four people were arrested last week for allegedly torturing a teenager with special needs and streaming the episode live on Facebook.
TIME - Top Stories
10 days
They set up their schools on Kowloon tenement rooftops in those days, among the cheapest premises to be had in the urban area. But as waves of refugees continued to arrive from mainland China, demand for rooftop space spiked. A roaring economy, and scarce land area, meanwhile kept the price of other forms of property prohibitively high. Half way across the world, kung fu was a sensation. From late March to mid October 1973 six Hong Kong kung fu films held the No. 1 spot at U.S. box offices . But in Hong Kong itself, taking on the relatively extravagant square footage required for a busy martial arts gym was simply beyond the means of most sifu . In recent decades, the pressure on kung fu has only intensified. The proliferation of different forms of entertainment, and a far greater choice of forms of exercise from squash courts to skate parks to hiking trails and regular gyms means that the territory's young people have a plethora of ways of keeping themselves entertained and fit.
BBC News 24
11 days
Heavy rains are hammering Thailand's flood-ravaged south, taking the death toll higher and leaving thousands of villages partially submerged. In some parts, the water has risen to the rooftops. The rain is turning roads into rivers, making them impassable. It's also inundated farmland and damaged more than 1500 schools. The downpour is expected to persist for another 48 hours, with Thailand's meteorologists warning of possible flash floods.
BBC News 24
11 days
In some parts, the water has risen to the rooftops. The rain is turning roads into rivers, making them impassable. It's also inundated farmland and damaged more than 1500 schools. The downpour is expected to persist for another 48 hours, with Thailand's meteorologists warning of possible flash floods. Its severity is testing the capacity of locals to cope. TRANSLATION: Now we lack food and drinking water, but the water level is almost stable.
BBC News 24
11 days
In some parts, the water has risen to the rooftops. The rain is turning roads into rivers, making them impassable. It's also inundated farmland and damaged more than 1500 schools. The downpour is expected to persist for another 48 hours, with Thailand's meteorologists warning of possible flash floods.
BBC News 24
11 days
Heavy rains are hammering Thailand's flood-ravaged south, taking the death toll higher and leaving thousands of villages partially submerged. In some parts, the water has risen to the rooftops. The rain is turning roads into rivers, making them impassable. It's also inundated farmland and damaged more than 1500 schools. The downpour is expected to persist for another 48 hours, with Thailand's meteorologists warning of possible flash floods.
BBC News 24
12 days
In some parts, the water has risen to the rooftops. The rain is turning roads into rivers, making them impassable. It has also inundated farmland and damaged more than 1500 schools. The downpour is expected to persist for another 48 hours, with Thailand's meteorologists warning of possible flash floods. Its severity is testing the capacity of locals to cope.
BBC News 24
12 days
In some parts, the water has risen to the rooftops. The rain is turning roads into rivers, making them impassable. It has also inundated farmland and damaged more than 1500 schools. The downpour is expected to persist for another 48 hours, with Thailand's meteorologists warning of possible flash floods. Its severity is testing the capacity of locals to cope. TRANSLATION: Now we lack food and trending water but the water TRANSLATION: Now we lack food and drinking water but the water level is almost stable.
Voice Of America
14 days
"They can actually live in pretty high levels of antibiotics. Not only can they survive but they can actually thrive in the presence of antibiotics.” It takes years to develop traditional, biologically based antibiotics to fight them. Chatterjee’s husband and colleague, Prashant Nagpal, says that in the meantime, we’re losing the race against superbugs. But he had an idea: "Let’s develop a system that adapts, if not faster, then at least at the same rate as the microbes do.” To reach this goal, Nagpal’s lab analyzes the DNA of superbugs, then creates a highly targeted antibiotic, not in years, but in just a few days. He does this by making the antibiotics out of quantum dots - tiny semiconductor particles. "Anytime we think of semiconductors," he says with a laugh, "we always think, oh, it’s going to end up in a camera, or on top of our rooftops.
DW
14 days
Mondoweiss
16 days
Israeli soldiers are stationed throughout the city to protect the 850 settlers. No protection is given to the around 7000 Palestinian residents of the city who endure home invasions, harassments, restrictions, and violence at the hands of the settlers and soldiers. When I was a young child I remember Shuhada Street being so crowded that my father had to hold my hand tightly to keep me from getting lost as we walked down the street. Today the street is a ghost town . The front entrances to Palestinian homes and shops are sealed shut. Palestinians families on the street have to use rooftops, alleyways, and back entrances to reach their homes. Some families have even built cages around their houses to keep themselves and their children safe from violent settler attacks. Last winter, Shuhada Street, and much of the Tel Rumeida neighborhood, was declared a closed military zone.
Politico
18 days
Asked by host Chuck Todd whether he’d be willing to call out a falsehood as a “lie” like some other news outlets have done, Baker demurred, saying it was up to the newspaper to just present the set of facts and let the reader determine how to classify a statement. I'd be careful about using the word, ‘lie.’ ‘Lie' implies much more than just saying something that's false. It implies a deliberate intent to mislead,” Baker said, noting that when Trump claimedthousands” of Muslims were celebrating on rooftops in New Jersey on 9/11, the Journal investigated and reported that they found no evidence of a claim. I think it's then up to the reader to make up their own mind to say, 'This is what Donald Trump says. This is what a reliable, trustworthy news organization reports. And you know what? I don't think that's true.’ I think if you start ascribing a moral intent, as it were, to someone by saying that they've lied, I think you run the risk that you look like you are, like you’re not being objective,” he said.
The Sun Daily - World News
18 days
There are myriad dangers: a running infantry battle, jihadists with no qualms about endangering civilians, and air strikes, artillery fire and large, unguided rockets targeting IS. Some of those who stayed in their homes in Mosul assist the advancing Iraqi forces. From fear to relief "A car bomb is behind the mosque," a federal policeman says, attributing the information to residents. A mosque is visible over the rooftops less than 200 metres (yards) away. A soldier looks for the car bomb through the sight of the Humvee-mounted missile launcher, but it does not appear, and a bulldozer builds a dirt berm across the street. More civilians pour out of a nearby area, most on foot, though an old woman and several young children ride on a cart. IS "forced us out," says Karama Attiyah, a distraught, black-robed woman carrying a blanket. "They are hiding in front of us in our houses," she says.
Sky News
19 days
A beautiful show. Again, they have a very tall building, lots of rooftops and different budget parameters to work with and it is spectacular.
France 24
20 days
When the forces are finished clearing the area, the bulldozer forces a pathway through the berm, moves farther down the street, erects a new barrier, and the process is repeated. This makes for slow going, but provides extra security. Iraqi forces are backed by US-led air strikes and Iraqi aviation units, as well as artillery fire from the ground. Throughout the day, massive rockets shriek over Mosul, sending clouds of dust rising in the distance when they explode. Three of the rockets are mounted on the back of a truck in launch tubes that are raised to point them in the direction of their targets. Security personnel fit fuzes to the tips of the rockets and wires to the other end to ignite them. People clear the area around the truck, mobile phones come out to record, and the rocket is launched, disappearing over the rooftops trailing a tail of flame.
The Star Online
21 days
StarMetro looks at rooftops and hilltops where you can get a view of the city's skyline on New Year's Eve.
The Iran Project
21 days
The Iraqi commander noted that since the beginning of the operations, the terrorists have launched over 900 car bombings, 260 of which targeted his men. Iraqi fighters from the Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) fire towards Daesh positions in the west of Mosul, Iraq, December 28, 2016. Daesh has by now realized that the battle is in the eastern sector of Mosul, and that's where most of its forces are, he added. He went on to deny reports that the lull in the anti-terror operations was caused by a high number of casualties among his men. We have sustained casualties, but not much, he said, noting that the operations had slowed down to permit the arrival of reinforcement. Saadi also went on to explain that the large number of civilians renaming in the city was the reason for the operation’s slow progress. Daesh snipers shoot at us from the rooftops of homes occupied by families.