Western Daily Press
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A man charged with rape appeared at Taunton Magistrates Court this morning (February 21).John Nigel Bramma, 52, Lady Street, Dulverton, is accused of raping a woman on Sunday (February 19).It was alleged that Mr Bramma forced himself on the woman, with her scratching him in the face to get him off.Prosecuting, Deborah Hodges, said: He apologised before leaving and then called the police himself because the woman had scratched him in the face.Read more: Man sexually assaulted while...
Mondoweiss
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Israel will divide world Jewry”. That's why Trump has to “save the Jews” – because they will simply argue themselves to death. Friedman's piece contains hardly talk about Palestinians, their only mention is in rejectionist context. Friedman might not think Trump would be interested in them. But Friedman also seems to think that Trump is not very interested in Jews as such. He ends his emotional plea with the sentence: “President Trump, you may not be interested in Jewish history, but Jewish history is now interested in you.” Wow. Now Friedman is not only the spokesperson of the Jewish State and the Jewish People now he's also speaking on behalf of Jewish History . Friedman embodies it all in his greater I, as it were. The point of Friedman’s self-contradictory rendering of this “Jewish history” (one moment the two-state solution is dead and should be forgotten, the next moment it should be resuscitated), appears to be that Jews should have something to talk about, even something to argue about, but that it should be kept at a “right-left” level, not a “right-wronglevel.
Futurity
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It's not easy to be an adolescent, and for adolescents who are just realizing they are sexual minorities, it can be even harder—that's what the data on disparities affecting gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents tell us, Raifman says. Rural LGBT young people want these 4 kinds of support Gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents are also at increased risk of substance abuse, depression, and HIV, she says. Schools and medical providers must understand that students who are sexual minorities are at higher risk and be on high alert, she says. While Raifman found that legalizing same-sex marriage appears to be positively associated with reducing suicide attempts, policies that take away rights or add to stigma could have the opposite effect. Support for the work came from the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Proactive Investors USA
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The Week
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21stCenturyWire
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. And yet, I gaze at an unapologetic statement that strides through the screen of my computer: “From the outside looking in, Syria appears to be a hornet’s nest of terrorist groups and non-state actors.” –The Daily Mail When Mohammad Ramadan lifted the glass of water to his lips, felt dizzy as the petrol-flavored liquid ran down his oesophagus, and vomited until the house smelled like a gas station, all media kept Damascus’s thirst veiled and Mohammad’s screams in the emergency room muted. They spoke nothing of how western-backed militias cut the main stream of water from Damascus, leaving 5 million people thirsty at once, for three weeks.. When the sound of crickets in Palmyra was coupled with ISIS’s militant steps, BBC’s living the story drama and the Guardian’s rant on the big picture did not record the beat of horror that arose disturbingly in Palmyra’s night.
The Huffington Post
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One source briefed on the meeting said it had confirmed the view that Germany and its European partners must prepare for a policy of hostility towards the EU. A second source expressed concern, based on his contacts with the administration, that there was no appreciation for the EUs role in ensuring peace and prosperity in post-war Europe. There appears to be no understanding in the White House that an unravelling of the EU would have grave consequences, the source said. The White House said there was no transcript of the conversation. The sources who had been briefed on it described it as polite and stressed there was no evidence Trump was prepared to go beyond his rhetorical attacks on the EU - he has repeatedly praised Britains decision to leave - and take concrete steps to destabilise the bloc. But anxiety over the White House stance led French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman of the Munich Security Conference, to issue unusual calls last week for Pence to affirm during his visit to Europe that the U.
ScienceDaily
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Breitbart News
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MintPress News
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The segment , “Does Susan Sarandon still think Trump could bring the revolution?” puts all the focus on embarrassing Sarandon. A description for the segment does not even list Fox: “ Chris Hayes talks to the Oscar winning actor for first time since the election and since she suggested that Donald Trump could bring a revolution.” So it appears the producers stuck to their original plans, which were to entice Sarandon to come on the show by asking her to talk about the Dakota Access pipeline, and then when she got there, they would coerce her into talking about whether she still stood by comments made nearly a year ago during a contentious primary election that were treated as controversial. And, as far as viewers are concerned, the younger man sitting next to Sarandon in the clip might as well be an insignificant handler of the award-winning actress unless their familiar with Fox’s work.
Proactive Investors USA
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This means the initial flow sheet has been finalised, quotes are being sought for larger equipment and machinery and the development and optimisation of the preliminary operating cost models has begun. At the same time, the expanded pilot plant that has been operating since May is producing battery-grade lithium carbonate samples. Having this saleable material will help when it comes to engaging with potential buyers of Sonora’s output known as off-takers. The market appears to be moving in the direction of companies such as Bacanora that have projects in development with a significant increase in the price of the mineral. Demand has been driven by the electric car market with lithium a central element to batteries used the vehicles rolling off the Tesla, Toyota and Nissan production lines. Asia and electric cars will continue to drive the market for lithium said chief executive Pete Secker, but the potential for storage for renewable energy is what caught its eye in Germany.
Nottingham Evening Post
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A driver is due to appear at crown court following a serious collision in Nottinghamshire at the weekend.A man has been charged with causing serious injury while driving dangerously after a collision in Sutton-in-Ashfield on Saturday, February 18.A car collided with a pedestrian just after 7pm. The 57-year-old male pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was taken to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham where he remains in a critical condition.Read more: Man in 'serious condition' after crash...
Phys.Org
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Leicester Mercury
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Shocking video footage, which appears to a show a man, said to be a member of a Rutland-based hunt, swinging a chain towards anti-hunt activists, has been released. Members of the Hunt Saboteurs' Association (HSA) claim they were attacked by members of the Cottesmore Hunt at their meet in Owston, near Melton on Saturday. The group has released video and still images of what it says is a member of the hunt's staff swinging a heavy chain towards its members. In the video, an outraged,...
Tech World Tutorials
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I was asked by a gentleman called Fred whether a laptop hard drive can be plugged into a desktop PC? "The pin out appears to be the same," Fred said, "but there is no separate power-supply connector."
Daily Express - Sports
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WAYNE ROONEY has given Manchester United an injury boost by training with the squad ahead of their clash with Saint-Etienne on Wednesday , despite suffering from a tooth injury.
WhoWhatWhy
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The Swedish model told Carter: “He is the most vulgar man I have ever met.” Photo credit: Sam Chua / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Thinking about Donald Trump, his obsessions with judging women and his dystopian descriptions of our country, I recalled the Gary Shteyngart novel I had read some years before, Super Sad True Love Story , which is set in the indeterminate future, a time when America is deporting immigrants with weak credit (has that started yet?), and has invaded Venezuela with such disastrous results that street corners bristle with National Guard checkpoints. In Shteyngart’s novel cell phones have become both more sophisticated and more sinister. Called äppäräts, they now include a “rate me” function that can tell you about everyone else in the room — recent income figures, testosterone levels, virtually anything you want to know. The protagonist of Super Sad Love Story , who still reads books and appears to his co-workers to be of “a different, earlier version of our species,” is criticized because he does not know how to rate people fast enough.
Daily Mail - Home
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CCTV footage shows the infant, who appears to be a girl, riding on her mother's back on the underground in Nanning City, southern China.
OK!
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Techradar
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Got a nice big 4K TV , but not enough room for surround sound speakers or a soundbar to accompany it? The Sonos Playbase may be the perfect partner for your telly, if a series of leaks revealing the product prove to be the real deal. Backed up by three complementary sources (a yanked retail listing , an FCC filing and seemingly-legitimate press shots as seen in the below tweet ), the Playbase, as it's name suggests, appears to be Sonos's first attempt at producing a soundbase audio unit. Essentially, if your TV stand doesn't have enough room for a soundbar, you can plonk your TV on top of the Playbase instead, and still get richer audio than you're likely to get from a flatscreen TV. Sonos meets Alexa? So, what's likely to go into the Playbase? Looking at the leaked shots, it'll feature an optical audio port and Ethernet socket, but still no HDMI passthrough option an existing bugbear of the Sonos Playbar option.
Daily Express
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THIS is the breathtaking moment a rare 'fire rainbow' appeared in the sky like a spooky portal to the heavens.
Politico
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Donald Trump regularly assailed President Obama for playing golf, then spent the first weekends of his own presidency doing just that. He attacked Obama for using Air Force One to campaign, and did it over the weekend just a month into the job. He mocked Obama for heading out of Washington at taxpayer expense, but appears to have no qualms about doing so himself. One month in, Trump is using the presidency to boost his political and personal goals — not breaking laws or ethics rules, experts say, but disputing his past criticisms and vows. Donald Trump has zero worry about contradicting himself because he does it all day long, said Douglas Brinkley, a presidential historian who has met with Trump. He figures he can get away with it because he does it all the time. There is no worry about it. He says one thing and then says another, and his supporters don't hold it against him.
The Economic Times
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