The Herald - Sport
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MARK Wotte has urged the Rangers board to think big and think European when it comes to their choice of director of football and said that the challenge of returning the club to the Champions League was one that he "wouldn't walk away" from. The Dutchman, currently employed as performance director for the Moroccan Football Federation, had discussions with Ibrox director Paul Murray prior to the appointment of Mark Warburton back in 2015 but hasn't been mentioned in an interview process thus far this time which has been thought to involve Southampton's Ross Wilson, Tottenham Hotspur's Paul Mitchell, Huddersfield's Stuart Webber, Alex McLeish, John Park and current Brentford head of football operations Robert Rowan. Wotte, however, is aware of the Dutch connection at the Ibrox side and regards transforming their fortunes as "one of the ultimate challenges in football".
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The Trump administration is working on new guidelines on the use of bathrooms in schools by trans students.
Politico
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OK, but a number of alternatives you say and research will go into that but what would it cost, more, less or the same? I think it is possible to devise a system of business taxation that raises more or less what we do from the current business rates regime. That is what Ken Barclay has been handed as a remit. To devise a system that raises approximately what we currently get but one criticism we would have of the Scottish government is that they are raising too much from some sectors so the large business supplement in Scotland is double the rate applicable south of the border.
The Huffington Post
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It could take tens of thousands of troops to properly secure such an area, analysts say. And safe zones can become hugely vulnerable targets if the forces meant to protect them fail to do so. In the Bosnian civil war, the United Nations-designated safe area of Srebrenica became the site of a massacre after Bosnian Serb troops overran the lightly defended town. The forces killed 8,000 Bosnian Muslims, committed rape and sexual abuse and forced tens of thousands to flee. Even if the safe zones were properly protected, analysts say the commitment to enforcing the zones would bring about the potential for increased U.S. intervention in Syrias war and the dangers associated with that. One of the reasons former President Barack Obama was reluctant to pursue Syrian safe zones was the fear of such an escalation. There was a concern in the Obama administration that this could lead to a slippery slope, said Melissa Dalton, a Pentagon official during the Obama administration and current senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
BBC Two England
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Please, come to France. You are welcome. It's your nation. We like innovation. Now, the French election comes to a showdown between the top two candidates. Current poll ratings say he would be one of them and then he goes on to win.
Politico
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“However, if it is the president’s desire that Gen. McMaster serve as national security adviser while in his current grade of lieutenant general, the law requires that Gen. McMaster would have to be reappointed by the president and reconfirmed by the Senate in that grade for his new position.” As an alternative, McMaster could retire from active duty or take the national security adviser job as a two-star general. But the White House has already said he'll remain on active duty, and he isn't likely to accept a demotion. Still, the confirmation process doesnt mean McMaster is likely to face a hearing — at least if history is any guide. The last active-duty general to serve as national security adviser was Colin Powell, in the final years of the Reagan administration. Powell did not get a confirmation hearing, according to Arnold Punaro, who was then the Senate Armed Services Committee staff director, as three-star appointments typically do not.
The Sun Daily
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KUALA LUMPUR: Hong Leong Bank Bhd, which posted a net profit of RM549.94 million for the second quarter ended Dec 31, 2016, expects the current financial year ending June 30, 2017 (FY17) to be a reasonable year with its net interest margin (NIM) expected to surpass 2% after experiencing some bottoming in FY16. Its group managing director and CEO Domenic Fuda said the bank had achieved NIM of 2.05% in the first half of FY17 (1H17). This is ahead of its revised NIM target of over 2% for FY17, from a target of more than 1.9% initially. “We think we’ll be able to do better than 2% for the full year. We put emphasis around loan pricing by segment and customer type to ensure that we get an appropriate risk-based pricing,” Fuda told a media briefing after announcing its half-year financial results here yesterday. He added that the bank also retired some long-term funding, which was replaced by shorter-term customer deposits.
Sky News
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Some American Muslims are already terrified by the current climate. We still get mosque arsons, we get people leaving bacon on door handles at mosques, we get Muslim women harassed in the street and shouted at and called terrorists and all this kind of thing.
Library of Congress
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The Brownies' Book was created by founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, ( NAACP ), among them, Du Bois. Hired as the group's director of publicity and research with the primary duty of editing the NAACP's monthly magazine The Crisis , Du Bois went on to launch and edit the serial aimed at youngsters. This publication was created in whole by black artists and authors and featured poetry, literature, biographies of successful black people, music, games, plays, and current events. Du Bois himself wrote the column As the Crow Flies. Many authors got their starts contributing to this magazine, including Langston Hughes. Du Bois was a man of great conviction and valued education above all else. He particularly advocated for education in the arts, as he felt such schooling could lift one above his or her current station in life.
BBC News 24
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That is the challenge for the government now. Three judges at the Court of Appeal have made it clear the current system in which only gay couples can have a civil partnership - and not straight couples - cannot continue indefinitely. While they rejected a challenge by a heterosexual couple from London who want a civil partnership , they acknowledged the couple had a potential case for discrimination - increasing pressure on the government to consider a change in the law.
Ars Technica
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Lexus The new Lexus LC 500 is a bold move for a company that's built a reputation on vehicles that excel at comfort but leave the performance stuff to a light dusting. It's a faithful evolution of the LF-LC concept car and a spiritual successor to the hand-built V10-engined LFA, just 500 of which were made. But the $100,000 LC 500 is real, tangible, and capable in ways that a $375,000 LFA never could be. Think of the LC 500 as a statement of Lexus' engineering, as it will also provide the basic platform of the next-generation LS sedan and other rear-drive models of the future. But history will look on the LC chiefly as the first time Lexus' current design lexicondominated by that massive grilleactually works visually. There's some original thinking in there, with visual harmony uncommon to most other Lexus models. The tail lights, for instance, use 80 concentric-looking LEDs and internal mirrors that filter a certain amount of light to appear three-dimensional and almost like a jet's afterburners.
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I would also want an immigration system that explicitly preferenced Europeans as new immigrants. Some American Muslims are already terrified by the current climate. We still get mosque arsons, we get people leaving bacon on door handles at mosques, we get Muslim women harassed in the street and shouted at and called terrorists and all this kind of thing.
Variety
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Voice Of America
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" Farmers move herds Laerke said the emergency funds could help more than 785,000 people suffering from hunger, malnutrition and severe water shortages. Thousands of farmers who raise livestock in the Somali region already have been forced to relocate their herds in search of water and pasture. The current drought hit Ethiopia before the country had a chance to recover from the effects of a devastating El Nino-induced drought in 2015-16. That disaster left more than 10 million people in urgent need of aid last year. Bettina Luescher, spokeswoman for the World Food Program, said the Ethiopian government and partners helped save countless lives and averted a humanitarian catastrophe. "So the good news is that the numbers of people that this year will need help with food assistance is down from last year," she said. "This year, 5.6 million people will need assistance.
TIME - Top Stories
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This comes ahead of a report into British cycling investigating whether or not there was a culture of bullying, favouritism and sexism within the organisation. Nicholl has also revealed that they were never given the full details of a 2012 internal review into the sport that may have highlighted some of the current issues being investigated.