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Further, the Supreme Leader in most instances prefers to maintain an image of political insolation, and thus usually contours his political pronouncements partially in line with popular sentiment, even though he may have preferences and typically works through informal institutions to realise these. The implications of Rouhani’s victory will thus entail a continuation of his stance of increased cooperation globally. This is despite the fact that Khamenei has become disenchanted with this stance, fearing the reforms it may bring, and will thus act to stunt it. Further, although much of Rouhani’s criticisms over the roles of the Guard Core, Judiciary, and clerical establishment in the regime were politicking, the directness and sharpness of these criticisms and the usual tendency for Iranian presidents to try to empower the office of the presidency in their second term will ensure an escalation the confrontations between these competing centres of power.
Coventry Telegraph
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Theres stacks to do to keep the kids entertained across the city
The Sun Daily
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Antiwar.com News
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The Senate resolution, coauthored by Sens. Rand Paul (R KY), Chris Murphy (D CT), and Al Franken (D MN) aims to forbid the provision of bombs to the Saudis and service by US companies on certain Saudi warplanes. The House version, from Reps. Ted Lieu (D CA) and Ted Yoho (R FL) aims to block the sale of guided munitions to the Saudis, the kind that President Obama had previously frozen sales of at the end of his term in office. Those wishing to contact their Senators in support of Sens. Paul, Murphy, and Franken's resolution can find contact information here . Those wishing to support Reps. Lieu and Yoho can find contact information for their Representative here .
Autocar
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Our Golf goes in for its first service after reaching 18,000 miles, just after some warning lights pinged up on the dash Our Volkswagen Golf 's schedule is set to ‘long lifemode, and a warning indicator diligently popped up on the dashboard 300 miles before the first service was due at 18,000 miles. Then the tyre pressure warning indicator pinged up on the instrument panel a couple of days before the service and the ECU light joined it as I drove to Volkswagen Twickenham, so I mentioned them both while dropping the car off. Although the service seemed relatively pricey at just over £200 for an oil and filter change, it included an Express Visual Check, which gave me a written report on how much tread was left on the tyres and how worn the brake pads were. As someone with a busy life, I appreciated having these checks done for me. My mentions of the warning lights were heeded, too.
BBC One London
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long term. 15 and two again. I love controlling controllable things, we do what we can do but these clubs are signing the best in the world and we cannot compete with that but we can deal with our performances and if they are good, we will get good results. After that, it is about overachieving,.
BBC One London
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we have shown that against Man City in the FA Cup and against Liverpool in the last match. Those results are not sustainable in the long term. 15 and two again. I.
Futurity
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It is unclear whether these differences are due to biological and evolutionary underpinnings, cultural understandings of the way one should act, or some combination of the two. What does this mean for the kids? We also don't know the long-term child outcomes, Mascaro says. But future research can test the hypothesis that these differences have demonstrable impacts on things like empathy, emotional regulation, and social competence. The use of more emotion language with girls by fathers, for example, may help girls develop more empathy than boys. The fact that fathers may actually be less attentive to the emotional needs of boys, perhaps despite their best intentions, is important to recognize, Mascaro says. Validating emotions is good for everyone—not just daughters. Restricted emotions in adult men is linked to depression, decreased social intimacy, marital dissatisfaction, and a lower likelihood of seeking mental health treatment.
Medway Messenger
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Wondering what to do during the school holidays? Here are some ideas to keep children busy
BBC News 24
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chaos I have ever seen. Half term misery as BA disruption to continue for days there is a picture of a poor woman who is asleep on her luggage waiting for a flight which may or may not have arrived yet. The biggest IT failure in aviation history one of the other papers reports. It.
The Herald - Scottish Premier League
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ITV
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Agreement, and the acceptance of the traditions between the Nationalists and the Unionists in Ireland is something that has brought about long-term peace. Surely we can give credit to all of those who brought.
The Guardian
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Liberal Democrat leader defends putting Brexit at the heart of his party’s campaign despite a run of poor showings in the polls Tim Farron has insisted he does not regret putting Brexit at the heart of his election strategy because it was “the right thing to do”, despite signs the Liberal Democrats are being squeezed in the polls. Farron said that history would vindicate the party’s pro-European message and said his conviction on the issue would be proved right in the long term, even if Brexit was slipping from people’s minds ahead of the 8 June poll. Related: Lib Dems attack Tory school meal plans with new campaign poster Continue reading...
Collective Evolution
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It makes you question why he gave that speech in the first place: Was it all just a massive PR stunt to make the public think that the U.S. is fighting war and terror, when in reality they're funding it? Though the $350 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia will be over the span of 10 years, approximately $110 billion will be taken into effect immediately. The U.S. Department of State said in a statement on Saturday: This package of defense equipment and services supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of malign Iranian influence and Iranian related threats. Additionally, it bolsters the Kingdom's ability to provide for its own security and continue contributing to counterterrorism operations across the region, reducing the burden on US military forces. Final Thoughts To me, this sounds as if Trump wants Saudi Arabia to do the U.
Sky News
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So many young, beautiful, innocent people, living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers in life. I won't call them monsters, because they would like that term. They would think that's a great name
Voice Of America
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The failure occurred on a particularly busy weekend in Britain, where a public holiday will be observed on Monday and when many children are starting their mid-term school breaksprompting some stranded travelers to express their frustration on Twitter. British Airways has experienced other recent computer glitches. Passengers were hit with severe delays in July and September last year because of problems with the airline's online check-in systems.
South China Morning Post
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Al Jazeera
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Futurism
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Neuroplasticity is the idea that you can alter your brain in a physical and mental way by changing its stimuli — which can include environment, behavior, thought patterns or other parts of the body that have an impact on it. While this is a fairly old idea — the term and concept that the brain was not fixed post-puberty was first used in 1890 by William James in The Principles of Psychology — it is only due to the introduction of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) that we can accurately quantify the effects of different stimuli. So, what are some of the ways we can mould our minds? The Effects of Meditation There have been many studies into the effect of meditation on mental well-being . Combating mental illnesses as much as anti-depressants: a study by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health tested the effect of meditation on a variety of mental health issues and found that after eight weeks, it improved anxiety by 0.
BBC News 24
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I did Puck, in a Midsummer Night's Dream. The reason why now is because I was intrigued to be asked to audition and I'm what we might call a mid-term career artist,.
Leicester Mercury
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Half term is almost upon us, so it's time to plan a fun-filled week with your children. To give you some inspiration, here's a selection of events happening in Leicestershire and a bit further afield... Listed: All the new pubs and bars that have opened in Leicester in 2017 Until Sun, June 4: DEEP Space, National Space Centre, Leicester Take a look deep into space and discover the secrets of our galaxy and beyond. Activities include a live musical workshop, and the chance to make a...
Voice Of America
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" It may be difficult to operate in some OBOR nations, Cornell's Casanova said, but they will still attract investment because they need a "huge" amount of infrastructure. New opportunities Some foreign companies tell researchers the business climate in China is deteriorating, and they are rethinking investments, which might affect new projects like OBOR. A survey by AMCHAM (the American Chamber of Commerce in China) finds some firms slowing investment in China or moving some operations to other nations. Members complain that "inconsistent" enforcement of regulations puts foreign companies at a disadvantage while slowing economic growth is hampering opportunity. But major U.S. firms - GE, Honeywell, and Caterpillar - already do a lot of business in China and see opportunities in the new silk road/OBOR projects. Caterpillar's revenues have been boosted by improving sales in China, and the firm says it has been "deeply involved" in the new silk road initiative which it sees as a "long-term opportunity.
BBC News 24
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at flying out to Budapest, we can't find any flights at all. BIA are not allowing us to book anything. It is half term, so we are limited for time. We're going to stay in the UK and try and find somewhere to be together. We heard from the Chief Executive, if he was here now and you are able to ask questions, what would you ask? I would ask where his staff are