Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame

June 22, 2017

… petition on change.org calling for the NBA to remove Rodman from the Hall of Fame. “Otto Warmbier was murdered by the North Korean regime,” said Marion Smith, director of the rights group. “The barbarous treatment received by this young American at the hands of his North Korean captors is sadly not a unique act. North Korea’s government has a record of forcing innocent American tourists into decades of hard labor and of beating and torturing them to the point of …

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Pension savers ‘missing out on top-ups’ – BBC News

June 18, 2017

… double your money through an employer contribution and tax relief from the government takes a lot of beating.” Graham Vidler, director of external affairs at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, said; “If your employer offers a workplace pension, you should certainly consider joining and putting in as much as possible as if you don’t you will miss out on free money in the form of employer contributions as well as the tax relief. “This research highlights how …

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London fire: Queen reflects on ‘sombre national mood’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… told BBC Newsnight the government was doing all it could to help. The PM said: “I’ve heard stories yesterday from the emergency services about the issues around the fire. “That’s why I came straight back to Downing Street and I ordered a public inquiry. “And we’ll make sure that takes place as soon as possible to get to the bottom of this.” Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says 5m will be available for …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… one knows what the GOP health plan is, even Republicans Before the fall, a new government funding crisis is expected which will fray tempers and will leave the good feelings of Thursday night a distant memory. And even as most of Washington avoided new battles Thursday out of deference to Scalise and the others injured, Trump was settling old scores, in a furious reaction to the widening scope of the Russia investigation. “Why is that Hillary Clinton’s family and Dems dealings with …

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Death sentence for Facebook post amid Pakistan crackdown online

June 15, 2017

(CNN)A Pakistan government crackdown on freedom of speech online has reached worrying new levels, activists say, after a young man was sentenced to death over a series of Facebook posts. Amnesty International’s Pakistan campaigner, Nadia Rahman, said in a statement the conviction set a “dangerous precedent.” …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 15, 2017

… insiders, was Theresa May’s U-turn on social care. Team May were apparently so confident of victory that they thought they could tackle the looming problem of social care costs – an issue parties scrapping to win elections have generally shied away from. But within hours the main thing many people knew about the Conservative programme for government was that it included a “dementia tax” that could lead to more people having to sell their homes to pay for care. The same …

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Dennis Rodman hopes to do ‘something pretty positive’ in North Korea

June 13, 2017

… for removing a political sign. Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim, a university professor, was detained in Pyongyang in 2017 and accused of attempting to overthrow the government. Kim Hak-song, a native Korean born in China (Jin Xue Song is the Chinese version of his name) and professor working at the same university as Tony Kim was detained May 6 on suspicion of “hostile acts” against the regime. Madeleine Albright, the US Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, …

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Gulf crisis threatens to separate Qatari mom from her children

June 12, 2017

Doha, Qatar (CNN)In a large villa on the outskirts of Qatar’s capital Doha, one family gathers to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, handing out candy and singing songs. Dr Wafaa al-Yazeedi, a mother of three, is a Qatari single mother. Bahrain has asked her children, all Bahraini citizens, to leave Qatar. Food, fuel and flights: How Qatar may suffer …

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Election results 2017: May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks – BBC News

June 10, 2017

A number of high-profile government figures have already confirmed they are keeping their jobs in the wake of an election that saw the Tories lose 13 seats. Live updates and rolling coverage Who are the DUP? Can a Conservative and DUP pact work? Q&A: What is a hung parliament? How do minority governments work? Philip Hammond will stay as chancellor, Boris Johnson will remain as foreign secretary and Amber Rudd – narrowly re-elected as an MP after a recount – will continue …

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Merkel says EU is ‘ready to start Brexit negotiations’ – BBC News

June 10, 2017

A spokesman for Mrs Merkel had previously refused to be drawn on the issue out of “politeness and respect” while the process of forming a new UK government was under way. Mrs May says she will form a government with the Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland, which won 10 seats. Can Theresa May stay as PM? May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks What the election result means for Brexit Brexit delays over UK hung parliament? Image copyright PA Image caption Mrs May …

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Macron Trolls Trump With ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ Recruiting Website

June 10, 2017

The effort is, again, in English, and tailor-made for environmental scientists and engineers in the U.S. who are faced with the climatic skepticism of the new American government. The site seems to be Step 2 in Macrons apparently serious offer June 1 inviting environmentalists and responsible citizens to move from America to work in France. The site begins with a message from Macron. Our job: To help you come work with us on our common challenges. Our commitment is ancient: France has always …

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The ‘Boy In The Ambulance’ Emerges In Interviews With Pro-Assad Media

June 8, 2017

… reemergence in the media was met with skepticism. Some speculate the recent television appearances on state-run news channels could be a regime-coordinated ploy to project an image of normality in government-controlled areas of Syria. The government has a history of using propaganda to show its supporters – even the reluctant ones that its in control, Syria analyst Annia Ciezadlo explained in October. More than that, its demonstrating that its the only force within Syria that can …

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General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… looks and occasionally a comment like: “Why don’t you just go back to your own country?” At the moment I live in fear of what’s in store for me in the future – deportation perhaps, because the government isn’t telling us what their plans are concerning EU immigrants. Furthermore, I feel more vulnerable because of the fact that I am only a carer. I, like the other three million EU immigrants, didn’t have a vote in the referendum. I can vote in local …

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Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 4, 2017

… deputies where some inmates work secretly for the government as informants and are given access to certain defendants in order to glean information that can be used against them in court. Orange County Superior Court Questions have plagued the sheriffs department over the logs sudden termination. A late log entry references Sgt. Marty Ramirez Ramirez and Lt. Raymond Wert discussing the decision to end the log. Dated Jan. 23, 2013, the entry on a unit meeting says they decided to end the log …

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Ravaged By Climate Change, The Great Barrier Reef May Never Be The Same

June 3, 2017

… tasked with implementing the governments plan, have raised doubts about its feasibility. Ata recent committee meeting, two experts, both hailing from government science agencies, said that improving the natural heritage values of the reef was no longer possible, reported The Guardian. The concept of maintaining ecological function refers to the balance of ecological processes necessary for the reef ecosystem as a whole to persist, but perhaps in a different form, noting the composition and …

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Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

The name doesn’t seem to mean much to them. It would have been a different story 36 years ago, when the Thatcher government closed Consett’s steel works, with the loss of 3,700 jobs. The devastation inflicted on this remote town high on the edge of the Pennines, where unemployment soared to 36%, made the national news and became a symbol of the harsh medicine the Thatcher government thought it had to administer to Britain’s heavy industries. It sowed the seeds for the …

May 22, 2017
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Report: Sheriff Clarke Plagiarized Parts Of Thesis On Homeland Security

… Commission, the government Accounting Office, as well as sections from a textbook, a Washington Post article and George W. Bushs book Decision Points. In this particular case, we would be unable to determine any violation until the full investigation is complete, the spokesman said in a statement to the network. Clarke has dismissed the story on Twitter saying that CNNs MO method of operation is to accuse plagiarism. Im next. He also called reporter Andrew Kaczynski a sleaze bag. Clarke …

May 21, 2017
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NHS cyber-attack: Bosses fear further infections from ransomware – BBC News

… know that Friday’s ransomware attack was a global cyber-crime, but the most serious impact was here in the UK on the National Health Service. So what made our hospitals so vulnerable? There are plenty of theories – among them that far too many computers in hospitals were running Windows XP. The government warned NHS trusts in 2014 that they needed to move away from XP as rapidly as possible. But did they? At the end of last year the software firm Citrix said that a Freedom of …

May 16, 2017
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