The Guardian - Network Front
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Presence of political rivals at service in Derry would have been ‘unthinkable’ only a generation ago, priest tells mourners The presence of former political enemies inside a Derry Catholic church at a requiem mass for Martin McGuinness is the ultimate monument to his legacy, mourners at his funeral heard. Thousands attended the mass, including a packed congregation inside St Columbus church, outside in the streets, and at Free Derry Corner where pictures were beamed live on to a giant television screen. They were told it had once been “unthinkable” that McGuinness’s old foes would be here paying their respects in the city to the former IRA leader. Continue reading...
CNN World Sport
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Bernie Ecclestone may have been ousted as Formula One's supremo, but his legacy lives on.
Android Police
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Who doesn't love seeing movie tie-in games? Especially ones that call back to a cash-flush demographic of 20 to 30-somethings. Not only are these just an obvious advertisement, they often utilize detrimental gacha free-to-play mechanics. I mean, who wouldn't want this trendy new form of gambling shoved into their media? That is right, today's winner of egregious cash-ins off the backs of people's nostalgia is Power Rangers: Legacy Wars . Really, what is there to say? Read More Power Rangers: Legacy Wars morphs into an official release was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Financial Times
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Legacy of drugs, alcohol and suicide will weigh on economy for years, says study
Mondoweiss
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Over the past years, you have shown great perseverance and fortitude in your volunteerism and protest to advocate for Palestinian rights. For the most part, you have shown much understanding and cordiality, and in that spirit, I hope that you understand that the critiques listed here are meant to bolster our connections and build stronger bridges that affirm, rather than alienate, your openness to Palestinian voices and dedication to stand behind them. 2. It is more appropriate that you refrain from discursively coupling Palestine with Israel in your declarations and statements. “Israel/Palestine” is not an inviting term for most Palestinians. In fact, it connotes a relationship of power where Israel dominates the discourse. Additionally, it gives the impression that both Palestine and Israel should be spoken of mainly and solely as relating equally to one another, which completely undermines the historicity of Palestine as an age-old culture and place that is magnanimous in legacy and gravity in comparison to Israel, a sixty-eight-year-old novice and forced settler colonial creation.
Oxford Mail
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Fast Company
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South China Morning Post
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A new 30-year plan to turn Malaysia into one of the worlds top 20 economies will address the failings of a similar initiative by its former long-time premier Mahathir Mohamad, a government minister said on Thursday. The legacy of the 91-year-old a fierce critic of the current administration came under intense scrutiny at a high-level business conference in Kuala Lumpur. Mahathir, who was prime minister from 1981 to 2003, has become Prime Minister Najib Razaks...
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Autocar
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I soon discover that, in sync with every other F1 leader, Wolff has no appetite for Bernie-bashing. “I owe him my entry in to F1 and I’ll never forget that,” he says. “You have to remember Bernie’s main objective was to earn money for his shareholders and he did that brilliantly. It was not to embrace the teamscustomers. He invented a sport that wasnt there before and made it into a $90 billion business. Now it has been put into other hands and they have a big responsibility to continue his legacy. They seem open-minded and have started to ask the right questions. We will do everything we can to help them maintain the sport’s attractiveness and make it better.” Does that mean Wolff himself might one day play a part in the sport’s governance, as some (including Ecclestone) have suggested? He doesnt exactly deny it. “I’ve just renewed my contract with Mercedes until 2020, so the only badge on my hat is the Mercedes-Benz star and I will be doing my best to further their interests.
Global Research
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Ars Technica
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Tony Shaff, 44 Pages AUSTIN, Texas—If you ever attended a pediatric dentist or loved reading between the ages of two and 12, chances are good you've come across Highlights. The legacy kids' magazine turned 70 in the summer of 2016, and throughout the decades it has been a cultural constant. Everyone knows about hidden picture searches or the long-running Goofus and Gallant comic, but poetry from Lewis Carroll, Emily Dickinson, and Langston Hughes has also graced its pages (and unpublished submissions from the likes of Walter Cronkite sit in the archives). The Highlights brand has become such a part of the American fabric that it has been referenced in pop culture across decades, in everywhere from Beavis and Butthead to The Colbert Report , Mad Men , The Simpsons , Blackish , and Arrested Development . If you haven't recently flipped through the magazine, Highlights will likely surprise you after all these years.
TIME - Top Stories
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Dave Chappelle is back. The acclaimed comedian debuted a pair of stand-up sets on Netflix this week, marking his first televised comedy specials in a dozen years. Unlike the man himself, the legacy of Chappelle's comedy never faded from the public eye. Countless impressionists have mimicked the entertainer's signature catchphrases, and his observations on race, politics and pop culture still resonate after a decade full of rapid change. Many of the comedian's best-known bits hail from his landmark sketch comedy show, Chappelle's Show , which is still syndicated across a variety of networks despite its brief lifespan on Comedy Central in the early 2000s. To mark Chappelle's arrival on Netflix, here are five Chappelle's Show skits that still hit home more than 12 years later. (Note: these clips contain strong language.) If the Internet Were a Real Place Back when this sketch debuted in 2004, the Internet hadn't fully realized what it could be yet.
The Guardian
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Tony Blair was talking about Martin McGuinness after his death ( Report , 22 March). One is reputed to have killed people without legal justificationmurder. One arranged the deaths of people with legal justificationinvading Iraq. Is the lesson of the lives of Blair and McGuinness (and countless other examples) that we should take to violence, in whatever cause appears to us to be justified? Even the American Declaration of Independence states: “It is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” Continue reading...
The Event Chronicle
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While celebrated for his philanthropy in media reports, the last surviving grandson of America’s first billionaire died yesterday, leaving behind a dark legacy indicative of how American nobility often shape policy from behind the scenes. By Whitney Webb No one person encapsulates the enduring legacy of the “robber barons” of the Industrial Age quite like David Rockefeller. Rockefeller, who died yesterday at the age of 101, was the last surviving grandson of John D. Rockefeller, the oil tycoon who became America’s first billionaire and the patriarch of what would become one of the most powerful and wealthiest families in American history. David Rockefeller, an undeniable product of American nobility, lived his entire life in the echelons of U.S. society, becoming symbolic of the elite who often direct public policy to a much greater extent than many realize, albeit often from the shadows.
Sputnik International
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On the morning of March 22 2016, three coordinated suicide bomb attacks struck Belgium - two at Brussels Airport, one at Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels. In all, 32 died and over 300 were injured, making the terror assault by far the most bloodstained in Belgian history. One year on, how has the country faced up to its legacy?
KyivPost
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A quarter of people who have tuberculosis in Ukraine are unaware they have the disease. Every third child detected with tuberculosis (TB) has a multidrug-resistant form of the TB, a form of the disease resistant to most antibiotics, making it difficult and costly to treat. And Ukraine has one of the worst rates of infection by multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, with more than 8,000 new cases registered in the country every year. These sad figures are all related to the fact that Ukraine still has outdated methods of treatment for tuberculosis – a relic of the country’s Soviet past and failure to reform healthcare, experts say. Yana Terleyeva from the Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine said many Ukrainians still see tuberculosis a disease of the poor, and think TB patients should be isolated in special TB hospitals. “But in fact, there is no typical tuberculosis sufferer now,” Terleyeva said.
DW
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Voice Of America
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The vote on the Republican health care bill is a defining moment for House Speaker Paul Ryan that could boost his aggressive agenda to overhaul the tax code and remake the federal government. Or send it off the rails. If he fails? "It will be very hard to manage this," the Wisconsin Republican told reporters ahead of Thursday's likely vote. The bill to repeal major parts of Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, cap future funding for Medicaid and reverse tax increases on the wealthy is the kind of high-impact legislation that has become rare in a Congress that sometimes struggles with the routine like keeping the government open. Highlighting the urgency of passing the bill, President Donald Trump spent some of his own political capital Tuesday when he visited Capitol Hill to urge House Republicans to vote for it. Trump warned GOP lawmakers that they could lose their majorities in the House and Senate in the 2018 midterm elections if they renege on promises to repeal and replace Obama's signature health law.
Open Culture
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The Sun Daily
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MELBOURNE: The new Formula One season begins with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday. Here are five talking points ahead of the new campaign: An 'aspirin' for ailing racing Wider cars, more downforce and fatter and faster tyres should mean lap times in 2017 are around five seconds quicker than last year. "From a driver's point of view it's better everywhere," said four-times champion Sebastian Vettel. "Braking is better, cornering is better, you've got more grip. It works pretty much like an aspirin, it fixes pretty much everything." Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff is also excited about the new cars. "Having spoken to the drivers, these machines are violent – just like Formula One cars should be," he said. Bernie's spectre hangs over Liberty New owners Liberty Media will want to stamp their presence on a sport ruled for so long by Bernie Ecclestone, but may find his legacy hard to shake.