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His recent trip to Saudi Arabia was a classic case of just that. Gone were the election campaign denunciations of the Saudis for their human rights record and for possibly being behind the 9/11 attacks, as well as of Islam as a religion that hates us ; gone was his criticism of Michelle Obama for not wearing a headscarf on her visit to Riyadh (Melania and Ivanka did the same), and of Barack Obama for bowing to a Saudi king (he did, too). Out the window went his previous insistence that any self-respecting American politician must use the phrase radical Islamic terrorism, which he carefully avoided. And none of this was different from, say, swearing on the campaign trail that he would never touch Medicaid and then, in his first budget, offering plans to slash $880 billion from that program over the next decade. Admittedly, Donald Trump and yes, that's the first time Ive used his name, but there was no need, was there? has yet to appoint his horse (or perhaps his golf cart) as a senator or, as far as we know, commit acts of incest in the tradition of Caligula , the first mad Roman emperor.
South China Morning Post
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Bournemouth Daily Echo
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RESIDENTS will not be asked for their opinions on parking facilities affecting a nearby school after a 'misleading' questionnaire insinuated a development would go ahead at the site.
Bournemouth Daily Echo
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PLANS to demolish a derelict town centre building that has become a magnet for anti-social behaviour in Poole have taken a step forward.
Bournemouth Daily Echo - Sport
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PIRATES chief Matt Ford has no immediate plans to run a National League team but says he is encouraged by the riders being produced by the third tier.
Liverpool Echo
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The Economic Times
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The said amount will cover not only all scheduled repayments, but also include substantial pre-payments to all lenders on a pro-rata basis." He also said that "RCom is presently engaged in discussions with its lenders to obtain their requisite consents for the two transactions and to refinance scheduled instalments falling due in the interim period up to Sept 30, to facilitate expeditious closing of both transactions in the best interests of all stakeholders." "Based on the large number of approvals already received for the two transactions and continuing good progress for the balance, RCom expects to meet its all debt repayment obligations in line with these plans, and substantially reduce its overall debt," the official added. The company suffered a loss of Rs 966 crore in the January-March quarter - its second straight quarterly net loss leading to its first full fiscal net loss.
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The Sun Daily
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PETALING JAYA: The Private Pension Administrator Malaysia (PPA) plans to roll out online enrolment of new Private Retirement Schemes (PRS) members this year with a minimal initial contribution, said its CEO Husaini Hussin (pix). There is no online facility per se yet for signing up for PRS. Currently, to become a PRS member, one needs to go through any of the eight PRS providers in the country. Some providers offer online registration for PRS but this is limited to only existing customers. “What PPA is planning on doing this year is to offer a pure online transaction (facility) where any Malaysian on the street can just sign up. And you dont need to be an existing member of any providers. It (the plan) is still in the pipeline. We want to make it affordable so that you dont require a lot of initial investment to start. We also want to make it simple, where you can easily perform online transactions through smartphones,” Husaini told SunBiz in an interview recently.
The Sun Daily
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The Iran Project
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They augmented their position in power last week following Hassan Rouhani’s victory in the presidential election, and an impressive victory in city council elections, winning absolute majority in the six largest cities of the country: Isfahan (all 13 seats), Shiraz (12/13), Tabriz (8/13), and Karaj (12/13). The piece de resistance of Reformists was in Mashhad nonetheless, winning all the seats in the stronghold of hardliners and the residence of Ebrahim Raisi who ran against Hassan Rouhani in this presidential election. But as a Persian saying goes, “a fountain falls at its peak”. In Iran’s complicated system of governance, dominance in elective offices equals higher accountability, but does not necessary translate into a corresponding level of authority. With a likely stronger presence in the second Rouhani administration and also in Majles , the parliament, and in the city council, Reformists will face pressure from two groups: citizens who voted for them, and Principlist rivals, who have the power to hinder their plans through powerful channels outside the executive branch.
Voice Of America
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Daily Mail - Australia
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Melbourne-based mummy blogger, Adele Barbaro, intends to document the birth of her second child on Facebook - in a 'PG way', she said. She wants to show what childbirth is really like.
South China Morning Post
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The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins of all flights into and out of the country, John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, said on Sunday. In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Kelly said the US plans to raise the bar on airline security, including tightening screening of carry-on items. Thats the thing that they are obsessed with, the terrorists, the idea of knocking down an airplane in flight, particularly if its a US carrier,...
Politico
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Politico
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Autocar
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Electrified car sales average around 1% of total sales across the region. In the US, the mindset is anchored harder in big-bore petrol engines, but the signs of a shift towards EVs are still encouraging. In the first three months of this year, led by Tesla but boosted by ongoing sales of the Leaf and the new Chevrolet Bolt , fully electric cars accounted for more than 1% of sales for the first time, a year-on-year rise of 74%. Sales of hybrids are growing at a similar rate. Little wonder, then, that the table to the right highlighting the EV plans of the established global car makers is jampacked. Despite a veil of secrecy over future products, Autocar has uncovered at least 100 new EVs and hybrids due to be launched in the next eight years as the shift to electrified powertrains takes hold. Using published sources and industry contacts, the multi-billion pound investment plans of the car industry to launch large numbers of battery electric and hybrid models is laid bare.
The Guardian - World news
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Leaked documents reveal senior health officials considering a commonwealth hospital benefit that would shake up funding arrangements. Follow the day live11.50pm BST Now let me just give you an idea of how the day will pan out. The school funding package is still before the lower house. 11.46pm BST Greg Hunt has come out to categorically deny any plans for a hospital funding overhaul. Our commitment to private health insurance is rock solid. By contrast, we’ve seen that only a few weeks ago Labor was reported as wanting to abolish the private health insurance rebate. It’s clear and categorical. Not government policy. Wont be government policy. Will never be government policy. It long predates me. I know that the issue was raised with me coming out of officials meetings with the states as a possible item for Coag and I struck it out. I rejected it.
South China Morning Post
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Green groups and a union for environmental protection -workers have urged the government to set up a designated office with up to 1,000 staff to boost enforcement of laws on the dumping of waste. The call came before a Legislative Council meeting on Monday to discuss plans for new waste disposal charges in which the citys households will have to pay about HK$33 to HK$51 monthly. The group also argued against the model of one single charge for a whole building hiring private rubbish...
Voice Of America
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British police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the Manchester bombing that killed 22 people last week. The arrest was made late Sunday during a raid in the Gorton area of Manchester on "suspicion of offences contrary to the terrorism act," the Greater Manchester police said in a statement. Earlier in the day, police arrested a 25-year-old and searched his property. Thirteen men remain in British custody in relation to the suicide bombing by Manchester native Salman Abedi, 22, in the lobby of Manchester Arena last Monday just after American pop singer Ariana Grande finished her concert. A woman and teenage boy arrested by British police this week have been released without charges. Abedi's brother and father also were arrested in Libya last week where they are being held. A spokesman said that the brother, Hashim, was aware of Abedi's plans to attack.
Daily Mail - India
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Collective Evolution
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This new illumination provides a new type of clarity for the lens with which we view reality through. We have to create culture, don't watch TV, don't read magazines, don't even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you're worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you're giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told no', we're unimportant, we're peripheral. Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.