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Rob Gronkowski’s deadline for Patriots return is looming

Rob Gronkowski is on the clock. The former Patriots tight end, who retired from the NFL in March after nine seasons, received an open invitation from team owner Robert Kraft after the retirement announcement with the hopes of Gronkowski returning to New England ahead of the playoffs, NFL.com reported. Gronkowski, currently on the IR/retired list,...
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Canadian court issues first ever ISP order to block a piracy website
A Canadian Federal court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block a pirate IPTV service called GoldTV in a case that could lead to further internet censorship in Canada, according to Reclaim the Net. Canada's major ISPs, including Roger...
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Save £150 on these powerful Shark vacuum cleaners before Black Friday
TL;DR: Shark vacuum cleaners are on sale for up to 25% off, saving you £150 on list price. Vacuum cleaners aren't nearly as exciting as a lot of the other appliances that go on sale around this time of year, but this doesn't mean you shouldn't shop around for the best device and deal. There are a number of top brands to consider when it comes to vacuum cleaners, and you can't go wrong with a device from the likes of Dyson, Hoover, or Shark. There are plenty of other options out there, and we're not saying you couldn't find something better elsewhere, but these brands have a certain charm. SEE ALSO: The best vacuum cleaners in the UK Read more...More about Shark, Vacuum Cleaner, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
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CHEAP: Sweat-time, piglet — there’s 50% off the Bose SoundSport headphones
Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! I used to hate exercise. The thought of going into a gym surrounded by meatheads and working out until I was drenched in my own bodily fluids was… unappealing. Like, why bother doing that when I could just sit at home and watch TV? Then, at some point, that changed. These days I thoroughly enjoy going to the gym and find I feel awful if I don’t exercise a few times a week. But the hardest part of this change was the transition. It’s… This story continues at The Next Web
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Harry Styles threw shade at Zayn Malik in his 'Saturday Night Live' monologue
Will Heath / NBC / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Harry Styles threw some shade at his former One Direction bandmate Zayn Malik during his opening monologue as he hosted NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on November 16. Styles teased a One Direction reunion on the show (which didn't happen), before saying: "I love those guys. They're my brothers: Niall [Horan], Liam [Payne], Louis [Tomlinson]." Styles then paused in thought and said: "And uhh, Ringo." Malik left the band in 2015, saying at the time he had "four friends for life," but later telling press he "didn't make any friends from the band" and "never really wanted to be there." Payne told GQ this year that Malik "didn't even say goodbye" when he left, and that they "haven't really heard from him since." Watch Styles' full monologue below. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Youtube Embed: //www.youtube.com/embed/es7jXKXzW-Q Width: 800px Height: 450pxNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:Drake joked that he had signed a 10-year residency at Tyler, The Creator's festival after fans booed him off stageThe new 'Sonic the Hedgehog' trailer shows off the main character's redesign after fans blasted the original lookStella McCartney deleted an Instagram post after she was accused of using Megan Markle's Remembrance Day outfit to promote her clothing line
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Headstart raises $7 million for AI that tackles recruitment bias
Headstart is a platform that combines machine learning with myriad data sources to help companies reduce unconscious bias during recruitment.
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Colin Kaepernick holds workout in Atlanta
Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick worked out in front of representatives from several NFL teams in Riverdale, Georgia. Andy Scholes caught up with Kaepernick's agent, Jeff Nalley, to break down the roller coaster day.
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TikTok hit 1.5 billion downloads, and is still outperforming Instagram
Costfoto / Barcroft Media via Getty Images App analytics site Sensor Tower reported Thursday that TikTok has been downloaded 1.5 billion times to date. The short-form video app continues to grow, with its downloads 6% stronger than this time last year. It is the third most-downloaded app outside of gaming this year. Numbers one and two are WhatsApp and Messenger, while four and five are the Facebook app and Instagram. TikTok poses a major threat to Facebook and Instagram in particular. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Short-form video giant TikTok is still gaining traction. According to data from analytics site Sensor Tower TikTok has hit 1.5 billion total downloads across the App Store and Google Play. It hit 1 billion downloads in February of this year, and has raked in 614 million downloads so far this year — which Sensor Tower notes is 6% more than this time last year.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Apple just released iOS 13.2 with 60 new emoji and emoji variations. Here's how everyday people submit their own emoji.See Also:TikTok is quietly testing a new feature that makes it easier for influencers to make money from their followersInstagram is now experimenting with removing 'likes' worldwideInstagram reveals it took down millions of pieces of harmful content last quarter, including child abuse imagery and terrorist propagandaSEE ALSO: Mark Zuckerberg says TikTok is a threat to democracy, but didn't say he spent 6 months trying to buy its predecessor
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Replacing Pratt engines in IndiGo fleet by end of January a challenge: CEO
Replacing all Pratt & Whitney engines on IndiGo's fleet of almost 100 Airbus planes by Jan. 31, as ordered by India's aviation watchdog, will be challenging but the airline aims to complete the work, its chief executive officer said on Monday.
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John Oliver takes an eye-opening look at the U.S. Census
The Census may seem a bit dull, but it's actually pretty darn important. As Late Week Tonight host John Oliver explains in the clip above, the count can affect funding for certain areas, as well as actual political seats. "It is critically important that people participate in a Census," Oliver explains. "For a start, Census data is used to evenly distribute political power across the states — seats in the House of Representatives are divided up based on population, and after every Census adjustments are made." The worry for 2020, though, is that fewer people may be inclined to take part in it — largely because of the news surrounding the Trump administration's (failed) attempt to add a question about citizenship. Read more...More about John Oliver, Last Week Tonight, Census, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
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Trump reportedly shelved a ban on flavored e-cigarettes to avoid angering voters
Associated Press/Charlie Neibergall Donald Trump reportedly stalled a planned ban on flavored e-cigarettes, intended to combat the rise of teenage vaping, after hearing it could alienate voters and hurt his chances of reelection next year. The president backed off from vaping restrictions after political advisors and lobbyists warned him of potential pushback from his supporters, the New York Times reported. Trump tweeted last week he will meet with vaping, medical, and state representatives to "come up with an acceptable solution to the Vaping and E-cigarette dilemma." View Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Donald Trump reportedly stalled a planned ban on flavored e-cigarettes, intended to combat the rise of teenage vaping, after hearing it could alienate voters and hurt his chances of reelection next year. "We can't have our kids be so affected," the president said in an interview in September. "She's got a son, we together, that is a beautiful young man and she feels very, very strongly about it," he added, referring to his wife, Melania and their teenager, Barron.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Trump hails 'cash' coming from US aid package to farmers caught in the China trade war's crosshairsState-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco is worth up to $1.7 trillion in a new IPO range, setting the stage for the world's largest public listingChaos, crazy ideas, and cashing in: Trump and WeWork's Adam Neumann have these 5 things in common
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Volkswagen cuts medium-term outlook for operating profit, sales
German carmaker Volkswagen on Monday cut its medium-term outlook for operating profit as the industry is being hit by a global downturn.
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CNN Exclusive: Iraqi spy chief warns of ISIS resurgence
The head of Iraqi Military Intelligence Lt. Gen. Saad al-Allaq said senior ISIS leaders have taken refuge in Turkey after bribing their way through northern Syria, presenting Europe with a potential security threat.
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Virgil van Dijk Says 'Connection' with Jurgen Klopp Has Improved His Game
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has said the "connection" he shares with manager Jurgen Klopp has been crucial to his development as a player...
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SoftBank proposes $30 billion merger between Yahoo Japan and Line
SoftBank plans to merge internet unit Yahoo Japan with messaging app operator Line to create a $30 billion tech giant, according to a statement.
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They have different causes and aims but mass protests from Iran to Hong Kong accelerate
Mass protests around the world that have broken out, for different reasons, in recent months. On Sunday, Iran imposed a near total Internet blackout.       
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IRS eyes Bitcoin ATMs amid cryptocurrency tax concerns
As the number of Bitcoin ATMs across the world seemingly increases, so does the Internal Revenue Service‘s (IRS) focus on them. According to Bloomberg Law, a senior agency official said last week that criminal investigators at the IRS were “very” focused on the potential tax implications raised by cryptocurrency kiosks and ATMs. “We’re looking at those, and the ones that may or may not be connected to bank accounts,” IRS criminal investigation chief John Fort told Bloomberg Law. “In other words, if you can walk in, put cash in and get Bitcoin out, obviously we’re interested potentially in the person… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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White Parents, Privilege and School Tours
For those who can afford it, a $200 newsletter has tips that can help them get literally at the front of the line for the city's elite public schools.
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Tesla casually updates Model 3 to be devilishly quick
Tesla Model 3 is advertised as an affordable electric sedan, but it does pack a punch when it comes to performance, especially in the more expensive trim.  But with a recent performance update, sent to Model 3 vehicles over-the-air (OTA), Tesla improved the acceleration numbers significantly, making even the cheaper Model 3 trims faster than many sports cars.  Electrek has the rundown of all the numbers. It gets a bit complicated when you factor in the models that aren't sold anymore, but the highlights are the Tesla Model 3 Performance, whose advertised 0-60mph time has been cut from 3.5 to 3.2 seconds, and the Tesla Model 3 Long Range with All-Wheel Drive whose 0-60mph time has been improved from 4.5 to 4.4 seconds according to Tesla's official numbers.  Read more...More about Tesla, Tesla Model 3, Tech, and Transportation
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This is how light may have escaped from the earliest galaxies, turning the universe transparent
At nearly the beginning of time, the universe was shrouded in darkness. Then, early galaxies produced bright, hot stars that leaked brilliant light intergalactic space through small channels, turning the universe transparent.
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Emirates says it ordered 50 Airbus A350 in a deal worth $16 billion
Emirates said on Monday it had placed a firm order for 50 Airbus A350 jets worth $16 billion at list prices.
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What Is Devin Nunes Thinking?
How the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee is defending the president.
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How to drown out family drama this holiday season
TL;DR: Get these super comfy wireless headphones from HyperSonic for $97, a 19% savings.  Looking for a way to drown out the family drama this holiday season? Or help someone else do the same? These HyperSonic True Wireless Headphones should do the trick – and they're on sale ahead of Black Friday. The HyperSonic Headphones are made to flow wherever you go. They casually mix the convenience of truly wireless earbuds with the pillowy softness of over-hear headphones to drown out the noise and deliver premium audio. They feature the exclusive LinearFlux DL01 Immersive Sound Engine, wirelessly tuned to popular HD streaming services by Apple Music, Spotify, and Pandora. So, you can easily tune out the same old political arguments and tune into your favorite curated playlists, podcasts, or whatever else you can find.   Read more...More about Earbuds, Wireless Earbuds, Bluetooth Headphones, Mashable Shopping, and Tech
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SoftBank to create $30 billion tech giant
Japan’s SoftBank Corp plans to merge internet unit Yahoo Japan with messaging app operator Line Corp to create a $30 billion tech giant, as it bags struggling internet companies to bulk up against rivals. Francis Maguire reports.
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B/R Football Ranks: The 10 Best International 5-a-Side Teams
This last week's international pause got us thinking laterally: Which of the nations on show would be able to field the best five-a-side teams were they to enter a hypothetical World ...
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General election: Johnson to tell CBI Brexit must happen even though 'big business' didn't want it – live news
PM to unveil business tax cuts and Labour to expand on immigration plans. Follow the latest developments, live 9.29am GMT The leaders of the three main UK parties will be speaking at the CBI conference in London today and, as my colleague Peter Walker reports in his preview story, they will all be making arguments about why their policies are advantageous to business. Related: General election: party leaders to set out plans for business Let’s not beat around the bush, big business didn’t want Brexit. You made that clear in 2016 and this body said it louder than any other. But what is also clear is that what you want now - and have wanted for some time - is certainty.We’re worried about the CBI misrepresenting British businesses’ views. We don’t want the British public to be swayed by the CBI making claims about the views of British businesses when in reality a lot of particularly small and medium-sized businesses in the UK feel that the EU hinders rather than helps them. 9.01am GMT At its party conference in September Labour passed a motion saying the party should work “towards a path to net zero carbon emissions by 2030”. But that does not necessarily mean the 2030 target will be in the party’s manifesto, and on the Today programme this morning Barry Gardiner, the shadow international trade secretary, implied the manifesto target will be looser. This is from the BBC’s Norman Smith.Sounds like Labour backing away from 2030 target for zero carbon emissions. @BarryGardiner says aim is to be "net zero well before 2050" #r4todayWe will have a power sector 90% powered by renewables by 2030. That is absolutely in line with achieving the overall targets that we have set which is to make sure that well before 2050 we have achieved the net-zero which we need to do ...The target that we’ve already committed to is to make sure that we have a net-zero economy well before 2050. Continue reading...
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares grind towards record high as China trims key rate
World shares were close to a record high on Monday, after Beijing surprised markets by trimming a key interest rate for the first time since 2015.
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Mikel John Obi Says 'Incredible Talent' Eden Hazard 'Didn't Like to Train Hard'
Former Chelsea player Mikel John Obi has revealed Eden Hazard did not always put in much effort when it came to training. Mikel played with Hazard at Stamford Bridge between 2012 and 2017 before the former moved to Tianjin Teda ...
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TNW’s quest to discover Europe’s best scale-up is back – sign up now
Tech5, annually hosted by TNW and Adyen, is back for the seventh time. Tech5 is the leading showcase for Europe’s fastest-growing scale-ups, giving them the opportunity to join a network of the best companies, investors, and experts from across the continent. This year we’re focusing on the ways technology can help create change and have a positive impact on society. A community for the founders who dare In 2020, Tech5 2020 is going to be an even greater podium, with the likes of Lithuania competing for the first time. Adyen CCO, Roelant Prins adds:  “Since starting Tech5 back in 2012,… This story continues at The Next Web
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Moonday Mornings: Russia’s security agency reportedly linked to $450M cryptocurrency loss
Welcome to another week of cryptocurrency and blockchain news. Before we get on with the week, let’s take a look at what happened over the weekend. Here’s what went down. 1. According to a BBC Russia investigation, the country’s Federal Security Service (FSB) could be behind the disappearance of $450 million worth of cryptocurrency from Russia-based asset exchange WEX, The Moscow Times reports. The exchange’s CEO was allegedly forced by the FSB to hand over customer data. The report says this data was then used to steal cryptocurrency that was worth over $450 million at the time. 2. Despite continually butting heads with law… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Security
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Maybe This Time, the Bikes Won’t End Up in the River
Uber has launched a bike share program in Rome, where potholes, vandalism, traffic and theft have defeated previous attempts.
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Clashes continue as HK police arrest protesters
Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Monday (November 18) to force back anti-government protesters trying to escape a garrisoned university and detained several activists amid violent skirmishes.
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Jacinda Ardern says she was kept in the dark over arrival of Manus refugee Behrouz Boochani
New Zealand PM says she’s disappointed her immigration minister was aware of the arrival but had not passed information onJacinda Ardern said she did not know that former Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani was coming to New Zealand before his arrival, saying she was disappointed she was not given a “heads up” by her immigration minister.Speaking in Wellington on Monday, Ardern said she would have “preferred” it if the minister, Iain Lees-Galloway, had told her in advance about Boochani’s arrival. Continue reading...
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Android phones come with 146 security pre-installed flaws
Unless you’re purchasing a Pixel phone — which promises a stock user experience — pre-installed apps from Android handset manufacturers are a given. Turns out, they’re not only bloatware, but are also full of security flaws. Researchers at Kryptowire have uncovered 146 security vulnerabilities in pre-installed apps across 29 Android OEMs (aka original equipment manufacturers), underscoring the vast scope of the problem. The shortcomings discovered in the study — funded by the Department of Homeland Security — range from unauthorized app installs to the ability to modify system and wireless settings, and even record audio. More troubling, it includes apps… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android,Security
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'Stolen' Banksy statue could fetch $1.3 million at auction
A British artist is contesting the sale of a "stolen" Banksy statue, which could sell at auction for £1m.
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Denis Zakaria's Agent Rules out January Transfer Amid Arsenal, Liverpool Rumours
The agent for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria has said the player will not move on in the January transfer window despite speculation linking him with some of European football's biggest clubs...
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General election: party leaders to set out plans for business
Tory, Labour and Lib Dem leaders to address CBI on day likely to be dominated by economyGeneral election latest – live newsThe Conservatives and Labour have defended their proposals for business at the start of a campaign day likely to be dominated by the economy, with Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn due to address potentially sceptical audiences at the CBI conference.Jo Swinson, the Lib Dem leader, is also due to address the annual gathering of the business group, taking place in London. Continue reading...
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Ferrari summon Vettel and Leclerc to headquarters after Brazil collision
Teammates collided late on in battle for fourthLewis Hamilton apologises for Albon incidentSebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc have been summoned by Ferrari to the Italian team’s Maranello headquarters following their collision in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix.The Ferrari drivers crashed out with five laps remaining as they diced for fourth position. Team principal Mattia Binotto refused to apportion blame and also ruled out fining either driver. But both men, withdrawn by Ferrari from a scheduled media briefing in Interlagos on Sunday evening, will be reminded of their responsibilities to the team at a crisis summit this week. Continue reading...
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Frozen II: how Disney left other animation studios out in the cold
From the Lion King to the return of Elsa, Disney/Pixar remain undefeated in the kids’ film industry. So why is everyone else lagging behind?Here we (let it) go again. Frozen II has broken box-office records with presales before it has even been released, and will doubtless cap off a triumphant year for Disney Animation and its subsidiary Pixar. The revamped Lion King is the biggest animation of all time; Toy Story 4 has also taken more than a billion dollars. Cue more fist-shaking at the unassailable hugeness of Disney. But if any rival is hoping to overturn this, they will have to try a damned sight harder.At the beginning of the century, we considered ourselves in a “golden age” of animation, brought on by now-classic early Pixar titles Toy Story, The Incredibles and Finding Nemo, and the non-Pixar Shrek and Happy Feet. But looking around this year, you would have to acknowledge this era is over. Apart from Disney offerings, what have we had? Mostly underwhelming sequels and derivative new stuff. In the latter category you would put the recent, utterly extraneous The Addams Family, human-creature buddy movie Abominable, and forgettable stuff such as Ugly Dolls and Playmobil: The Movie. The rest are sequels: The Secret Life of Pets 2, Angry Birds 2, How to Train Your Dragon 3, The Lego Movie 2 – none of which made much of an impression. Continue reading...
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Flying teapots and electric Camembert: the story of Gong, prog's trippiest band
Formed in the 1960s and still touring today, Gong didn’t just create far-out jams, they invented an entire interstellar mythology. They revisit their world of tree echo, space whispers – and run-ins with the French police‘I was 23, playing under an Arab moon, by the sea,” says Mike Howlett, recalling a high point of his time with Gong, when the cosmic rockers played a Tunisian festival, in June 1973. That sounds magical – but then the acid they’d taken triggered flashbacks to a trip Gong had jointly experienced weeks earlier involving the hallucinogen datura.Among the plant’s deranging effects are making things appear that aren’t there – such as the dead – and making things that are there disappear. When frontman Daevid Allen’s guitar vanished out of his hands, he took this as a sign that he wasn’t supposed to be on stage and wandered off, leaving the rest of Gong to improvise a singer-less set. “About 45 minutes in, though, Daevid rematerialises at the front of the audience – he’s leaning on the stage right in front of me, still in his crazy makeup and Gong-symbol headpiece, and he’s making all these weird wincing expressions, like he’s analysing and judging each note I’m playing. That freaked me out – I felt I was hanging by my bass strings over an infinite abyss, and if I got a single note wrong I’d be plunging down.” Continue reading...
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Boris Johnson is deluded if he thinks he can ‘get Brexit done’ in a hurry | Anand Menon and Catherine Barnard
Even if the Tories gain a majority, the UK faces a long wait for a trade deal with the EU to be negotiated“Get Brexit done.” The phrase certainly has a powerful ring to it. More than that, it fulfils two obvious electoral purposes. It avoids political discussion of what “doing Brexit” might actually involve. And, more practically, it provides a phrase that can be memorised and repeated ad nauseum on rainy doorsteps and in online advertisements. After three years of Brexit debate, as the UK has tried and failed to leave the European Union, why wouldn’t it strike a chord?What, then, is the problem? The simple answer is that it’s profoundly misleading. Let’s assume – and it’s quite an assumption – that things go smoothly for the government. Boris Johnson’s electoral gamble pays off. He comes back on 13 December at the head of a majority government. At that point, he may still struggle to “bang Brexit through” by Christmas because parliament resumes sitting only on 17 December, and then there is the small matter of swearing in 650 MPs, and a Queen’s speech and subsequent debate. However, with a majority, he should be able to pass his withdrawal agreement bill in order that the UK finally leaves the European Union on 31 January. Continue reading...
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2020 could see an end to safe, legal abortion anywhere in America
It’s more crucial than ever to have a president in office who won’t just pay the usual lip service to women’s rightsHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Make a contributionIf you care about the rights of women to make their own reproductive choices, 2020 is the year that matters.It’s too late to do anything about the current makeup of the court – except, of course, for women and the people who love them to be very, very loud in our support of abortion rights, and signal that there will be a serious cost if the court overturns or scales back Roe. Continue reading...
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Freeman case is great theatre but is it a couple of bad apples – or a barrel? | Sean Ingle
Neither Shane Sutton nor Dr Richard Freeman comes out well from the GMC tribunal but it invites wider questions about the whole culture of British Cycling and UK SportEveryone who has met Shane Sutton has a story. Here’s one of mine. During a UK Sport planning meeting for the 2016 Olympics, discussions turned to whether British Cycling could win medals in every event in Rio. “We’ve got more chance of the queen farting than us giving you 18 medals,” Sutton replied. Unsurprisingly Sutton also later told me that “all the performance directors were sitting round the table thinking: ‘Shit, he’s a bit blunt.’”You don’t say. So the Australian’s performance at Dr Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal last week – sample line: “You are telling the press I can’t get a hard-on, my wife wants to testify that you are a bloody liar” – before storming out wasn’t exactly a shock, even if it made for jaw-dropping theatre. Continue reading...
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Slacklands 2 by Corinna Dean review – beauty of our forgotten architecture
Dean’s photographs capture unintended poetry in rural Britain’s abandoned water towers, brickworks and wartime defencesSome of the best architecture happens when its creators are looking the other way – side elevations rather than imposing facades, kitchens and stables in great palaces, chimneys and roof trusses and other functional items. Something good happens when the anxiety to impress is removed, and an architect or builder can just get on with solving a practical problem with a degree of grace.So it is with most of the structures in Slacklands 2 in which the architectural curator and teacher Corinna Dean follows up her 2014 book Slacklands with further images of what she calls “rural contemporary architecture of the 20th century”. Her examples are such things as the ancillary structures of dams, military installations, water towers, mine headframes. What makes them striking is that they follow logic outside the usual run of houses and farm buildings, as often as not made inscrutable by the passage of time – whatever considerations once guided them tends to be forgotten. Continue reading...
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The crisis of liberalism: why centrist politics can no longer explain the world
Centrists have been left perplexed by Brexit and the rise of the right, and have decried the erosion of liberal values. But rather than kneejerk defensiveness, it’s time to embrace a radical ‘reset’ of politicsWe know we’re living through a period of crisis, but it’s sometimes hard to know of what kind. The financial crash of 2007-8 seemed to mark the beginning of the most recent crisis of capitalism; 2016 brought news of a crisis of democracy, and the political and constitutional crisis created by Brexit marks its second act. Every day the climate crisis heats up. Crisis has become the new normal.It’s often said that we are also witnessing a crisis of liberalism: liberal norms are being eroded, institutions are under threat, and across Europe, parties of the centre are haemorrhaging votes. Meanwhile, the critics of centrism are louder than they have been for years. Even many in the mainstream of British politics have begun to acknowledge that in the past decade centrists have been neoliberalism’s willing bedfellows, supporting policies to shrink the welfare state and crush unions. Liberal centrism has “left people behind”, and in its support for free markets and globalisation, created new forms of exclusion. More damning critiques are also gaining currency: that the “liberal” way of running politics was always bound up with imperialism and colonialism, sceptical of democracy and workers and a cover for capitalist exploitation. Even the Financial Times – the pinnacle of economic liberalism – recently argued that the capitalist model needs to be “reset ”. Continue reading...
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Emirates close to finalizing part of wide-body jet order with Airbus: sources
Dubai state-owned airline Emirates [EMIRA.UL] was close to a deal on Monday to finalize at least part of a provisional order for 70 wide-body aircraft from Europe's Airbus , industry sources said.
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Emily Smith banned for posting Hobart Hurricanes line-up on Instagram
Hobart Hurricanes' Emily Smith is suspended for three months for posting a team line-up on her Instagram account before its scheduled release.
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Man shot his brother after mistaking him for a deer, police say
A man accidentally shot his brother while they were deer hunting in Michigan Saturday.
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Michy Batshuayi Says He'll Stay at Chelsea, Club Is Where He Feels 'At Home'
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has no plans to leave the club despite lacking a starting berth at Stamford Bridge...
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