Sky News
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Rebekah, thank yo. Unprecedented numbers of free meals have been given out to children in deprived areas this half-term in an ongoing effort to combat hunger in the UK. It comes as an all-party parliamentary group has ordered an inquiry to establish why so many British children are going hungry in the holidays.
Sky News
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She runs a tight ship. What's the difference when you're writing that shopping list in school term and when you're writing it in the holidays? They will eat and eat and eat. Even the past couple of days, those going to lunch club, that makes a huge difference.
Sky News
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Why not? Because we only have sandwich or front, not such a big meal. This February half-term saw their busiest ever days. So much more is needed than what we are giving, and it is pretty insane, really.
Sky News
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Unprecedented numbers of free meals have been dished out to youngsters in deprived areas this half-term. It's been called a "moral outrage" by one leading child food poverty adviser.
The Sun Daily - Business
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The Huffington Post
6 hours
Some liberal Israelis actually do accept the idea of a one-state solution in their own liberal vision of a future Israel ― one in which Israelis and Palestinians live as equal citizens in a secular, democratic, binational, multicultural state enjoying equal rights, rather than the increasingly religiously dominated state that it is. And the liberal ideal makes sense: the country is already well on the way to becoming bilingual ― and Hebrew and Arabic are closely-related languages. Both are Semitic peoples with ancient ties to the same land. The problem is, ardent Zionists dont want a binational Palestinian-Jewish state. They want a Jewish state and demand that the world accept that term. Yet, in todays world isnt the term Jewish state strikingly discordant? Who speaks of an English or French state? The world would freak out if tomorrow Berlin started calling itself the German State.
The Herald - Markets & Economy
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AN investment bank has cut its medium term forecast for the crude price in spite of increases in the cost of the black stuff following moves by Opec countries to cut production.
South China Morning Post
6 hours
Chinese banks are poised to pass on higher funding costs to customers as they seek to prevent interest margins from contracting further amid rising short-term borrowing rates. With profit growth slowing to the weakest in more than a decade, the firms have no choice but to push their lending rates higher, according to brokerages including China Merchants Securities Co. Smaller banks, in particular, are under more pressure as they are increasingly reliant on wholesale funding, said Ma Kunpeng, a...
Forbes
7 hours
Geopolitical Futures forecasted that 2017 will be “an inflection point in the long-term destabilization of Russia.” After just six weeks, there are clear signs that this forecast is right on track.
The Iran Project
7 hours
With dormant production lines, the output is really about half that figure. By way of comparison, Mondelez International’s factory at La Haye-Foussiere in France produces 45,000 tonnes of biscuits per year with just 450 employees. With greater automation, the La Haye-Foussiere factory employs just twice the number of workers to produce at least four times the biscuits each year. The owners of the Iranian biscuit factory had one emphatic answer when asked what they would do a new injection of capital: “We would invest in automation.” Last week, I wrote about the importance of the blue-collar workforce to Iran’s economic recovery, and how post-sanctions growth needs to serve this stakeholder group. While in the short-term, there is clear evidence that foreign direct investment will support the type of economic growth that drives job creation, in the longer-term, the relationship between investment and job creation is less linear.
Daily Mail - Football
8 hours
Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla has now been ruled out for the season with a long-term ankle injury, as predicted in Sportsmail last month.
Bleacher Report
8 hours
6 points per 100 possessions with Williams on the court. When he sits, they've been outscored by 3.1 points per 100 possessions. "We're happy to have him," LeBron James said following the Cavaliers' win against the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 11, per ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin . "It's not many places you're going to find a [6'8"] wing with athleticism like that at 25. So we're lucky to have him." The praise didn't stop there. "He fits perfectly," James said after the team's win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Feb. 14, per Cleveland.com's Chris Fedor . "Energy and effort. Those West Coast guys love to run the floor, and my little league coaches used to tell me I look like a West Coast guy because I like to run the floor as well, so we fit in perfect." With the ability to guard multiple wing positions and provide supplementary scoring in spurts, Williams has the makings of a rotational glue contributor for the Cavaliers should they commit to him long-term.
Voice Of America
8 hours
"We are facing a tragedy; we must avoid it becoming a catastrophe. This is preventable if the international community takes decisive action." He said a staggering $4.4 billion is needed by the end of March — just four weeks away. For the entire year, a total of more than $5.6 billion is needed for these four countries. The U.N. is ready to step in, but needs the funds to do it. Worryingly, Guterres said the United Nations has only received $90 million — just two cents for every dollar required. "The lives of millions of people depend on our collective ability to act," he said. "In our world of plenty, there is no excuse for inaction or indifference." Guterres said a combination of factors have thrown these regions into an acute food crisismainly the combination of conflict and severe drought accelerated by climate change. Famine is a technical term that requires certain thresholds to be met before it is declared.
The Herald - Sport
8 hours
GRAEME Murty, the interim Rangers manager, told his players last night that how they fare during the remainder of the season will determine whether they have a future at the club. The 42-year-old, who has been thrust into the limelight in the caretaker role after the departure of Mark Warburton and David Weir, is in charge of a group which has won just one and lost three of their last six league matches, losing valuable ground to Aberdeen in the race for second place. When asked if he would apply for the job on a long-term basis, Murty said "I would doubt it" but reminded his players that the next manager of the club was already out there, forming an opinion on every one of them. Ahead of Friday night's visit to an Inverness side showing signs of life, he feels it is realistic for the club to target second place in the Ladbrokes Premiership and a Scottish Cup win.
Washington Free Beacon
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Haaretz
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Pence says 'there is no place in America for hatred, prejudice or anti-Semitism,' using the term which the Trump administration has come under criticism for failing to explicitly acknowledge up until this week.
Global News
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Voice Of America
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Ars Technica
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Enlarge / Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan says he thinks they did a good job capturing the feel of this very early concept art for Overwatch in the final product. We have to agree. (credit: Kyle Orland) LAS VEGAS—May of 2013 was not a very fun time to be at Blizzard if you hear Game Director and Vice President Jeff Kaplan tell it. After years of work on Project Titan, the massive MMO that was to be Blizzard's big follow-up to World of Warcraft , the game had been unceremoniously cancelled (though official confirmation of that cancellation wouldn't come for another year). "For various reasons, we ran into a lot of trouble on the project," as Kaplan put it on stage at Las Vegas' DICE Summit today. In the wake of the cancellation, most of the 140-person Project Titan team were forced to relocate with Blizzard's existing projects or put on "long-term loan" with those franchises.
Washington Free Beacon
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Daily Star - Football
9 hours
ADAM LALLANA trained with Liverpool after signing a new contract with the club earlier today.
Washington Free Beacon
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The co-hosts of ABC's "The View" appeared encouraged Wednesday about protests that have occurred at town halls around the country hosted by congressional Republicans while debating the merits of Obamacare. "Right now, people are feeling the pressure in D.C. to give in, pass people through, do all this stuff," co-host Sara Haines said. "These are the people that are going to vote them back in or not. At one of the town halls there was a it's your last term, it's your last term' [chant]. I think it's a good and real reminder that at the end of the day their power comes from those votes." The segment began with co-host Sunny Hostin questioning why people are upset about former President Obama's landmark health care legislation. "What was interesting to me, though, was the notion that Obamacare is a bad thing," Hostin said. "We have to remember that for the past 100 years, presidents have been trying to push forward universal health care.
Washington Free Beacon
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NPR
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President Trump won over Democrats in rural Wisconsin in 2016. Looking at Trump's term so far, one Democrat worries she will regret switching parties. Another says she will be voting GOP from now on. (Image credit: Monika Evstatieva/NPR)