The Sun Daily
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KUALA LUMPUR: MyWatch, purportedly an anti-crime non-governmental organisation (NGO), was deregistered by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) in September last year, deeming it defunct. RoS director-general Datuk Mohammad Razin Abdullah said the registration of MyWatch was revoked on Sept 14 following failed attempts to reach its chairman Datuk R Sri Sanjeevan at the NGO's registered address in Sentul. "We made several attempts to reach the leadership of MyWatch to enquire on its status and other matters last year but to no avail. Our officers even visited the given address and sent out several letters to MyWatch notifying it of the repercussions of not responding to our queries. When we received no response, the decision to revoke the registration of the NGO was made. With the de-registration of MyWatch, it is illegal for members to operate under the NGO," he told theSun.
BBC News 24
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At least, when they're a little older. Head due west from here, and you'll reach Essex. The UK may be geographically close, but there are of course fundamental differences between our societies, and not all of the lessons from here can simply be exported over there. But they may just inspire you. That was Anna Holligan, reporting with the help of her six-month-old baby Zena.
Breitbart News
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The Week
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Compensation limit is rising to take account of the fall in the value of the pound since June In Depth Ruth Jackson Monday, January 23, 2017 - 4:03pm The Financial Services Compensation Scheme is changing how much of your money it will protect. Here’s everything you need to know. What is the FSCS? The Financial Services Compensation Scheme, or FSCS, is a system to protect the money you deposit with UK-registered banks, building societies and credit unions. It is funded by the financial services industry itself through a system of levies. If your bank, building society or credit union is covered by FSCS, then in the event that it went bust you would get compensation from the FSCS to cover the money you had deposited with that company. All of the covered firms pay annually to insure against this risk. At present the FSCS covers up to £75,000 deposited with each financial institution.
The Sun Daily
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BBC News 24
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In a post-truth, quite tired phrase already, but in a world where people believe with their hearts and react with their hearts, rather than their minds, we are talking about scrutiny. We as journalists are interested in that sort of thing. But I guess societies in large around the world probably are going towards the fact of that different thing.
STV
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.and the notion, advanced today, as Robert discussed, of alternative facts. Now it is fair enough to dislike the media. We may be guilty of all kinds of sins. But alternative facts? That notion is more normally a hallmark of totalitarian societies. So, where is this going? Most of us expected things to have calmed down by the end of this weekend.
ITV
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.. I did answer your question. No, you did not. ..and the notion, advanced today, as Robert discussed, of alternative facts. Now it is fair enough to dislike the media. We may be guilty of all kinds of sins. But alternative facts? That notion is more normally a hallmark of totalitarian societies.
Voice Of America
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Activists also say that indoctrinating young children with scenes of military activities and war propaganda could produce a new generation of Iranians taken by extremism and violence. "Exposing children to war, and simplifying war causalities, which seems to be the main aim of this book, makes children more inclined to display violence and is very harmful to their future," said Kaveh Taheri, a Turkey-based Iranian human rights activist and journalist. But pro-government experts in Tehran argue that instructing young people about the sacrifice of Iranians fighters is noble. “Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty [stories] are needed for children, but they have to gather knowledge about their own culture and society too,” said Abbasali Salehi, a sociology professor in Tehran who has read the recently-published book. Salehi said that he doesnt "oppose publishing children books about war and its consequences [since] many Western societies have children books on military history."
The Huffington Post
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For many of us, the shock of it can still be felt. Then the wind grew further and threatened our healthcare, civil rights, protection from pollution, contraception and abortion, our climate, disability rights, LGBTQIA freedoms, decency and compassion for others. One after an other the wind has sought to extinguish our hard won light of rights and respect. And across the world, even though he is not our President, many of us felt the wind creep under the door and through the cracks in our different societies. And those of us outside the USA have shivered. Not because the USA is in danger of becoming the worst for women, but because it's supposed to be the best. America should be the shining light for women everywhere, especially those suffering the worst fears, violence and imprisonment of the soul. Our abused sisters around the world are supposed to look to America and think, my subjugation can not be the normal way of the world, if women in America can live with such freedom.
Washington Free Beacon
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At the same time, they were almost universally regarded with awe, just as they are now. Doggedly isolationist, they turned foreigners away at the border and were known for their distrust of flowery speech (hence the term laconic, from Sparta's original name, Lacedaemon). Thucydides depicts their King Archidamus as stressing the Spartans' trust in collective discipline and distrust of innovation and individual talent in contrast with the bustling, argumentative, and ambitious Athenians. Although always ready for war, they avoided foreign entanglements because they knew that war could destabilize their internal constitution by sparking a slave rebellion or enabling individual Spartans to gain through military glory abroad a personal pre-eminence rigorously suppressed at home. Down through the ages, political philosophers have held up Sparta as a model for measuring the deficiencies of their societies.
SABC Digital News
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We as journalists are interested in that sort of thing. But I guess societies in large around the world probably are going towards the fact of that different thing. There are some other obvious problems. sides with Saudi Arabia, Russia clearly with Iran, so that's the biggest issue.
Daily Express - Finance
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WHEN IT comes to financial products, nothing is quite what it seems as banks, building societies and credit card companies are adept at making their offerings appear far more attractive than they really are.
TIME - Top Stories
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TIME - Top Stories
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BBC News 24
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I don't think Trump has a plan, he has tweets, I don't think he knows where Georgia is. A tired phrase already, in a world where people believe with their hearts and react with their hearts, rather than their minds, we are talking about scrutiny, we as journalists are interested in that sort of thing. I guess societies in large around the world probably are going to the fact that different thing. There are obvious problems.
BBC Two England
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If these societies want to follow, we will be happy. He showed example of millions of immigrants wanting to come here. He knows that our values are theirs. He talked of America having protected for too long the borders of others and not its own. If there was the kind of invasion we saw in Kuwait, for example, would America ride to the rescue under Donald Trump? He also said we would not abandon our allies.
Global Research
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The enemy in one form or another drives the US the gun culture on the streets, the rich behind weapon-guarded enclaves, the pervasive violence entertainments of good vs. evil killers, the never-ending destabilizations of societies not submitting to US...
MintPress News
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The drone programme has consistently enjoyed popular support among broad swathes of US society. Its advocates say it has saved American lives and reduced the need for messy ground operations like the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Outrage over civilians deaths But it has also caused outrage. Drones have hit hundreds of ordinary civilians going about their everyday life. Towards the peak of the covert drone war, the Bureau found reports of at least 100 civilians killed during Obama’s first year in power in Pakistan alone. Across his eight years in power the Bureau has recorded between 384 and 807 civilians killed by drones in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. (The Obama administration insists the drone war civilian death toll is substantially lower than that recorded by the Bureau and other civil society organisations.) Experts warned the civilian casualties could have a radicalising effect on the very societies US drones are trying to eliminate extremists from, and human rights organisations lambasted the targeted killing programme for its “ clear violations of international humanitarian law.
WhoWhatWhy
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That’s probably not a shocker. Looks like we are stuck relying on hydrocarbon liquids to power advanced societies for quite some time. Meanwhile, that industry is mired in debt, and largely denies climate change is even a thing. The post Davos: Crises in Energy and Capitalism appeared first on WhoWhatWhy .
Ars Technica
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Enlarge / A buried male, and shell mosaics, from the Yangshao culture. (credit: Prof. Gary Lee Todd ) Around 7,000 years ago in China’s Central Plains, the Yangshao culture began to flourish along the Yellow River. It was another example of the same widespread Neolithic culture that was also emerging in Europe around the time, with new developments in pottery and agriculture. In China, it dominated the region for approximately 2,000 years. Yangshao remains have offered a team of international researchers insight into an interesting question: did gender differences change alongside agricultural practices? They argue that gender inequality emerged along with the new crops among Yangshao. The archaeological data have some interesting signs, but it's possible that the researchers are overstating their case: the only evidence they have is of inequality in people's diets, which doesn't tell us much about the structure of inequality of societies.
Ars Technica
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Enlarge / A buried male, and shell mosaics, from the Yangshao culture. (credit: Prof. Gary Lee Todd ) Around 7,000 years ago in China’s Central Plains, the Yangshao culture began to flourish along the Yellow River. It was another example of the same widespread Neolithic culture that was also emerging in Europe around the time, with new developments in pottery and agriculture. In China, it dominated the region for approximately 2,000 years. Yangshao remains have offered a team of international researchers insight into an interesting question: did gender differences change alongside agricultural practices? They argue that gender inequality emerged along with the new crops among Yangshao. The archaeological data have some interesting signs, but it's possible that the researchers are overstating their case: the only evidence they have is of inequality in people's diets, which doesn't tell us much about the structure of inequality of societies.
Mondoweiss
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The very success of all these initiatives has brought Israel closer and closer to the end game, where its intentions can no longer be masked by the disingenuous peace process. Now, in the context of this end game, all three parties – the Israelis, the Palestinians, and the Americans are seeing political changes within their own societies that hasten the approach of the perfect storm. In Israel, the prime minister is being investigated for the same kinds of alleged corruption that landed his predecessor in jail. In Netanyahu’s case, the public servants heading the investigation are all his appointees, so he may yet outrun Olmert’s fate. But his position is weakened, and to his right, the calls for annexing 60+% of the West Bank grow bolder and louder by the day. Naftali Bennett, the leader of the Jewish Home party, is said to be advising the Trump transition team to drop all references to the two-state solution, since annexation is imminent.