The Sun Daily
4 minutes
This comes following the arrest of two officers from government linked companies by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Thursdays for alleged corruption and power abuse. Two corporate figures, including the acting chief executive officer of a government-linked company, were remanded for six days until Jan 25 to facilitate investigations into alleged corruption and power abuse. Elaborating further, Ahmad Zahid said the Home Minsiter had their own standard of procedures as well as followed the guidelines set by the Finance Ministry's Treasury Department for suppliers and vendors. "If they (vendors) are not qualified to do something or they go outside of the procedure during the contract term, stern action has to be taken on them including the termination of the contract. "We will work with the Finance Ministry in this matter," he said and added that the ministry was collaborating with the commercial crime division of the police to investigate the issue. — Bernama
Voice Of America
11 minutes
Harold says the idea of an independent Hong Kong is a relatively new notion and not widely accepted, but that has grown over the past few years and now people are talking about it, which may be signalling a type of identity change. “This is something that's happening and for that reason it's extremely alarming to Beijing. The problem is Beijing has a real difficulty after seeing that its own actions have consequences,” says Harold. Or perhaps China does realize this, says Harold, but thinks there’s no other option but to respond that way and must adopt the toughest line possible. Is the tactic working? “I think there's a few different ways to cut at this,” Harold surmises. “One is to look at kind of the short term or tactical status, and then another is to look at kind of a longer term what we might call the secular trend.” The secular trend focuses on deepening the sense of Hong Kong identity and some who remember life before the 1997 handover believe their way of life may be under attack with the arrival of those from mainland China.
The Huffington Post
19 minutes
Many Russians are indifferent to the personality of the new President, but are looking forward to a more constructive relationship with the U.S., and the West more generally. If Trump is successful in removing Russian sanctions, Moscow is sure to reciprocate by halting its counter-sanctions, and the stage will be set for enhanced political, economic, and collaborative military relations. The hope is that that a collaboration between the U.S. and Russia can bring stronger focus toward combatting common causes and shifting energy and resources towards more beneficial objectives. Putin and Trump have the potential to channel such a partnership into a more unified front against global terrorist movements. A partnership will also undoubtedly go some way toward a mutual desire to reduce their respective cross-border cyber-hacking of each other. All this points to the potential for a new business model in which long-held suspicions are cast aside in pursuit of common mutual business interests and longer-term objectives.
BBC One Wales
19 minutes
Carmarthenshire council says it's working with the local community to find a long term solution. Ben Price reports. Christine Clark says she has to endure fly-tipping around her property on a regular basis.
BBC Parliament
20 minutes
Evidence shows, Madame Deputy Speaker, that as many as 1000 gay men serving in the Merchant Navy supported the British effort in the Falklands War. This is no insignificant amount of people, amount of individuals, who gave of their time to serve our country. Do we not owe it, is it not uncommon their time to serve our country. Do Parliament and act for the punishment of the vice of buggery, which doesn't seem like a Parliamentary word, but it is the correct term.
The Economic Times
22 minutes
We might see some sort of currency wars with trade protectionism as the new challenges in the world emerge. Arvind Sanger, Managing Partner, Geosphere Capital Management I don't know if Trump is going to do anything on a trade war or there is going to be no border adjustment tax. The clarity will come soon, and when that comes we will get short term trading rallies. But, we are in a kind of an uncertainity. Navneet Munot, ED & CIO, SBI Mutual Fund If Donald Trump is going to cut tax rates very severely it will be followed by most of the other countries in the world. I think India will also to do the same. We have to make the tax regime simpler to promote businesses investing in India. We had some sense of what is likely to come on 31st of December when PM announced some of the measures for the rural economy, affordable housing. Those are some structural themes which government has tremendous focus.
BBC News 24
27 minutes
If we can diagnose cancers currently being missed by this very inaccurate standard transrectal biopsy test, and find important cancers early and treat them early, then I think we could see a significant impact on long-term survival. MRI scanning could be a solution for thousands of men but there is also a problem, a shortage of machines and radiologists to meet demand.
Sky News
28 minutes
Northern Ireland correspondent joins us. Can you get us date on this, and remainders of the background? We have had about two hours of harrowing findings in relation to this. 22 establishments in Northern Ireland. I have lost count of the number of times we have heard the term, systemic abuse. But the focus has been on one particular boy's home, in east Belfast.
The Sun Daily
an hour
Moreover, with oversupply in some segments of high-rise residences – this will likely cause a drop in the selling price of property, especially for those who do not have holding power and may need to liquidate their properties. With many in the oil and gas and banking industries who have been given the pink slip (especially foreigners/expats), renters will be spoiled for choice, even more, as the number of vacant leased homes/properties increase, causing landlords to drop rates. Then again, depending on which "side of the fence you're on", there will be losers and gainers unless one has had the foresight and considered a long-term investment plan beforehand. Hotspots and mantle plumes The effect from rejected bank loans and those needing to cash out on their properties will most likely see a rise in the number of rentals, especially those situated in strategic locations, facilitated with good public transportation or located in easily connected/accessible areas.
The Huffington Post
an hour
" Many people expressed outrage about his remark. I thought it was funny: an insider's joke. It was a wink and a nod to mixed folks of our generation who had grown up having to prove our racial authenticity and wrestle with what term we should use to describe our multiracial identities. But that was just about the last time we heard Obama publicly embrace his "mixed-ness." Two years later, even though as a mixed-race person Obama could have checked more than one racial box on Question Number 9 of the 2010 Census, he checked only the box that said: "Black, African American, or Negro." It was official-- some news outlets proclaimed --Obama was definitely America's first black president. In the years since, I kept hoping that President Obama would take the chance to publicly talk about his mixed-race background and continue a much-needed national conversation.
The Event Chronicle
an hour
If you’re wondering about the reported benefits that drinking fluoridated water has on our teeth, well those questions were addressed as well. Author of the petition, Michael Connet says , “It is now understood that fluoride’s predominant effect on tooth decay comes from topical contact with the teeth, not ingestion.” The Petition states : “Since there is little benefit in swallowing fluoride, there is little justification in exposing the public to any risk of fluoride neurotoxicity…” “It is important to note,” says a MAF representative, “that not only does it appear that drinking fluoride does nothing for the enamel, but not a single long-term fluoridation safety trial has ever been conducted on the fetus, the brain or the thyroid by our government. Not one.” It certainly appears as though the government has not done any safety trials on the effects of fluoride at all, but luckily there are many scientists around the world that are interested in fluoride and its toxic effects.
BBC Two England
an hour
In fact, the leader of the House of Representatives stated in 2008 that his job was to make sure that President Obama got only one term. That didn't happen. He lost his majority quite quickly, so he had a situation where the is only tool was the executive order, which is not a way to govern.
Nottingham Evening Post
an hour
Former Notts County, Liverpool and Stoke City winger Jermaine Pennant is back in English football after agreeing a short-term deal with League One side Bury.The 33-year-old, who last played in this country for Wigan Athletic in 2015, has penned terms with the struggling Shakers until the end of the season.Pennant has had spells in India and Singapore recently and had been training at Bury's Carrington base for a number of weeks before agreeing a deal.The club, who sit 20th in the third tier,...
BBC Two England
2 hours
So that will take a while, but there are some things he can do by executive order. What would you like to see? What would mark out the beginning of his presidency? Tie-in with Jacob, in that in the medium to long term I am not apocalyptic about this.
Adweek
2 hours
According to Deep Focus chief creative officer John Reid, the GIF portrait is somewhat of a living, breathing tribute wall, which will continue to collect images even after Obamas term ends and Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. I feel like this election was so toxic, Reid said. Such a weird time in American history. I feel like this one was so tough that we wanted to do something positive and remember that the country is in a way better place than it was eight years ago. The agency is hoping someone will be able to share the link with Obama himself so he can see the thousands of people showing their appreciation for his service. This is meant to be a shining light in the darkness of the divisive past six months, Reid said.
Bleacher Report
2 hours
Stoke's biggest injury issue is that of goalkeeper Jack Butland, who could be missing for some months, according to ESPN FC's Ben Dinnery: The Potters announced via their official website that the England stopper had suffered a setback in his plans to come back from a long-term ankle injury in December, having not featured for his club since March 2016. Jonathan Walters is a concern for Hughes after suffering inflammation in his knee following the 4-1 defeat at Liverpool on December 27. Speaking to the Stoke Sentinel (h/t the Irish Independent ), the Potters chief noted the attacker will undergo minor surgery. "We are missing Jonny Walters unfortunately, who is suffering a problem with his knee," Hughes said. "As a consequence of that, he is going to be missing for a little bit, so that leaves us short up front to be perfectly honest." While United have one player away at the Africa Cup of Nations, Stoke have three in attacking trio Wilfried Bony (Ivory Coast), Ramadan Sobhi (Egypt) and Mame Biram Diouf (Senegal).
The Herald
2 hours
“IT’S like a Rubik’s cube trying to figure this guy out,”Joe Biden said resignedly. “We have no freakinidea what he’s gonna do.”
Plymouth Herald
2 hours
PLYMOUTH Argyle's FA Cup clashes against Liverpool have put the club back on the football map, according to manager Derek Adams.He also admitted the long-term aim was to return the Pilgrims to the Championship, where they lasted played between 2004 and 2010.Argyle put in a determined performance when they lost 1-0 to Liverpool in the FA Cup third round replay at a packed Home Park on Wednesday.That tie, which was broadcast live on BT Sport in this country and around the world, followed the...
Sky News
2 hours
If you think about the marshal plan, a great foreign policy achievement, that wasn't great in short-term business achievements for the US,... Things like Social Security, safety nets, all of these things are not really the business mindset, so I am worried about those beyond the kind of business acumen that he brings.
The Economic Times
2 hours
"I feel India is normalising and the medium term outlook is good as long as we can hold ourselves together and focus on right things," he noted.
The Northern Echo - Sport
2 hours
Mirrorspectrum
2 hours
Over time people become surrounded with negative energy, mental and emotional toxicity. These toxins affect the body and mind and it is important to know how to transform and neutralize them. First of all, let’s define the terms. The word psycho-spiritual is a conjoined term derived from the two wordspsychological and spiritual. The concept here is that there is a territory where the psychological and the spiritual meet. And it is in this territory of the mind and emotions that psychological material affects spiritual experience. And it is also here that the spiritual dimensions of the individual can, and often do, affect the psychological. Let me give you an example of what I am talking about.
The Week
2 hours
TIME - Top Stories
2 hours
It will be a philosophical document, Spicer added, that lays out the themes that will anchor his first term. According to aides, the President-elect wrote the address personally. Lest anyone doubt it, Trump tweeted a photograph of himself with papers and a pen. (Upon closer inspection , however, the picture appears to have been taken at a receptionists desk.) Specifics aside, the world is watching to see if Trump will deliver on his promise of becoming so presidential, or whether he will stick with what he knows. He has proven able to rein in the drama and theatrics when he wants to, such as in a speech he delivered last year about Israel . Still, he favors free-wheeling, stream-of-consciousness addresses. Meeting with supporters on the eve of his inauguration, he departed from the remarks he drew from his jacket pocket to mock a senior Republican senator, John Cornyn of Texas, for soliciting donations from him over the years, and bragged that his Cabinet had the highest IQ in history .