The Huffington Post
2 hours
K. government, which has once again ignored the voice of the people (remember Iraq war). Despite the talk about Americas soft power, it has acted more like a bully in the international arena. Trump is simply the most recent and overt face of that. Do not forget that his immediate Republican predecessor, George W. Bush, with great arrogance and ignorance, unleashed a catastrophe in the Middle East. The 2003 invasion of Iraq continues to destabilize the region almost 14 years later. This bullying is a natural byproduct of American politics. Trumps Republican colleagues acted little better during the campaign or during confirmation hearings for his nominees. Senator Ted Cruz, during the primaries, talked about bombing the so-called Islamic State back to the Stone Age , despite the potential for collateral damage to innocent people.
BBC Parliament
5 hours
Will you agree that in addition to defence of soft power, including the effective use of aid and increasing trade and investment by helping businesses to find suitable partners, that remains an essential part of the UK approach to boosting security in the more dangerous part of the world? I agree. If I may just give the House, Mr Speaker, one stunning fact that should seldom be off there lips when selling a UK... When selling UK universities to the world, of the Kings, queens, presidents and prime ministers in the world today, one in seven were educated in this country, and we have more international students in London than any other city in the world.
ITV
5 hours
My hair felt really soft, and like it had been massively conditioned. The fact that it doesn't have ammonia. I needed something that would be quite gentle. It's very floral and fruity. It gets rid of all the grey hair and it keeps it really silky. You can't tell, thank goodness, that I've abused my hair pretty badly for a long time. I just love the vivid colour. My mum loves it, and she's probably my harshest critic.
Derby Telegraph
5 hours
I never thought I'd live to see the day - and neither did Burton Albion fans if they're being honest.But tonight Derby County will be playing the Brewers in a competitive league fixture at Pride Park Stadium (7.45pm).I don't really believe in having a second team - but having grown up in a village between Derby and Burton I'd always had a bit of soft spot for the Brewers.And in my junior football days, I'll always remember playing at Burton's old ground - Eton Park - the first time I'd ever...
ITV
5 hours
Infection caused by this bacteria during early pregnancy is far more dangerous than originally thought. Dangers of early miscarriage, premature labour, still bad. Looking at the food, you have soft cheese like brie and camembert and pate.
ITV
5 hours
The cheese and baby risk. We have known that soft cheese should be avoided during pregnancy. The bacteria present in soft cheese and other food I will describe in a moment. It can cause food poisoning and also affect the baby.
Sky News
6 hours
It's completely misconceived to draw a distinction between hard and soft Brexit. This is not in the gift of the British government. What will happen will emerge as the result of the negotiations. There has been a white paper published and a speech making it clear.
The Economic Times
7 hours
On any given weekend, you might catch President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top Mideast dealmaker, Jared Kushner, by the beachside soft serve ice cream machine, or his reclusive chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, on the dining patio. If you are lucky, the president himself could stop by your table for a quick chat. But you will have to pay $200,000 for the privilege — and the few available spots are going fast. Virtually overnight, Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s members-only Palm Beach, Florida, club, has been transformed into the part-time capital of US government, a winter White House where Trump has entertained a foreign head of state, health care industry executives and other presidential guests. But Trump’s gatherings at Mar-a-Lago — he arrived there Friday afternoon, his third weekend visit in a row — have also created an arena for potential political influence rarely seen in U.
Nottingham Evening Post
8 hours
Henri Lansbury was reunited with Newcastle United for the first time since his controversial clash with Nottingham Forest and endured a miserable night at St James' Park. The former Reds midfielder was on the losing side, scoring a soft own goal for Aston Villa as Steve Bruce's side were well beaten on Tyneside. Lansbury, who last played for Forest against the Toon, was criticised for his part in the sendings off of Magpies pair Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummit at the City in early...
Financial Times - Markets
11 hours
Beijing Bulletin
16 hours
Daily Mail - India
18 hours
In what can be termed as one of the sharpest attacks on the Modi sarkar by one of its own, Swamy accused top bureaucrats in the finance ministry of going soft on former finance minister P Chidambaram.
BBC News 24
18 hours
The Guardian has gone to work on how to cost that. Nigel Lawson spoke about, don't bother with soft Brexit, don't bother about access to the single market, go straight to the WTO. The WTO deal will be really hard for us to sustain.
Daily Mail - Rugby Union
18 hours
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: The organisers have let Italy and the competition down by not introducing relegation play-offs long ago. As cosy Six Nations members, Italian rugby has become soft.
BBC Parliament
18 hours
How despicable! No doubt, this will also mean as we proceed to this that we will not speak out for human rights abuses in those countries would have had problems which we are trying to negotiate trade and investment deals with. I hear it in Iran, in Burma, go paddle, the soft pedal, we will might want to that I won't engage, but I will speak about the consequences of this bill.
The Event Chronicle
19 hours
The Trump administration (including Trump himself) have highly mixed messages on Russia. Will Trump deliver on his election promise to be friendly towards Russia? By Makia Freeman Mixed messages on Russia are coming out of the Trump administration, which seems to be hopelessly divided and anything but cohesive on the Russian issue. Much to the great disappointment of many who see that a peaceful US-Russia relationship is the key to avoiding World War 3, Trump has for the most part changed his tune on Russiasort of. At today’s press conference he again stressed the need for a good relationship with Russia. Yet, only yesterday on Feb. 15th 2017, Trump himself put out a tweet that alleged that Russia took Crimea and asked if Obama was too soft on Russia? So which is it? Has Trump done a big U-Turn on Russia ? Here is a list of the mixed messages on Russia coming out of the current US government.
Mondoweiss
19 hours
BBC Parliament
19 hours
It seems to think its role now is just to add Mr a hard Brexit. When most people in this country want it to show leadership by negotiating a soft Brexit. And probably the most vacuous political slogan I've had in recent times is that Brexit means of Brexit. If that means that we have the fallback on World Trade Organisation rules, it is very bad news for regions with manufacturing exports that benefit zero tariffs to the EE.
BBC Parliament
19 hours
We don't have that many migrants in the north-east. But people believe what they read about migrants and they are frightened. And yes, for me, one of the great strengths of our country is its travesty. We're not all the same. It is whether things that makes our soft power, the modern indispensable from our work, so effective for this country.
The Event Chronicle
20 hours
It’s actually not admiration they are expressing for Israel, but fear. Notice Lindsay Graham and Chuck Schumer repeating the same salute when it comes to Israel. How does that even happen? The American people are finally seeing that there is no two-party system, but one big shadow Government pretending we have political dichotomy. Q. So PedoGate is real and “they” have to get Americans to disbelieve it? A. Let me explain how threatening PedoGate is… Who wins? Trump. Putin. Americans. Russians. The world…. Who loses ? Israel, since they no longer can blackmail our politicians, the same goes for the CIA. The Shadow Government loses . But, the people win. Q. Can you give me specific instances of politicians being compromised by Israel? A. Sure. Lolita Island. Jeffery Epstein, a billionaire convicted of pedophilia received a soft sentence. His island was rigged with video recorders.
Channel 4
a day
He is definitively different. And in an exercise to press the right buttons to engage in, I think dangling a state visit in front of a half Scottish president of the United States whose mother has an immense attachment to the country, was a successful use of the can of soft power that United Kingdom has.
BBC One Scotland
a day
He is different. In an exercise of pressing the right buttons to engage him, I think dangling a state visit in front of a half Scottish president of the United States whose mother had an attachment to the country was a very successful use of the kind of soft power that the United Kingdom has.
Politico
a day
But U.S. allies in Europe are deeply worried about Trump’s soft spot for Moscow. And the firing of Flynn, a potential loose cannon on an otherwise surprisingly conventional foreign policy team, could be a deeply consequential shakeup for the world. The WTF Factor: The overall effect of the Trump presidency so far has been a constant invasion of America’s mental space, a never-ending viral-video barrage of He Said What ? His recent press conference was a perfect example: Brazen lies about the economy and the size of his electoral victory, followed by an astonishing complaint that protesters defending Obamacare “are not the Republican people our representatives are representing,” followed by a bizarre argument that the leaks coming out of his White House about Russia are real but the news stories reporting those leaks are fake, after which he mentioned that he watches CNN even though it’s just anger and hatred, a statement he then amended by saying he doesnt watch CNN at all anymore, which by the way is untrue.
BMW Blog
a day
One of these is replacing soft suspension components that wear out over time. On an older car, replacing your suspension bushings will go further to restore the taut suspension feel you get from the factory than just about anything. Also be sure to check your tires. Running old, cracked rubber at the track, even if your tires were sticky when new, is a surefire way to lose speed in corners. You’re going to have the chance to corner at speeds you realistically shouldnt achieve on public roads, so reclaiming every ounce of grip is a must. Brakes and Cooling If you own a late-model M car, you probably have the benefit of excellent stopping power and a burly cooling system, but for the rest of us these are problem areas that can be exacerbated by track use. Check your brake pads and rotors before a track visit. You want plenty of material on both.