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Steve Smith replaces Ajinkya Rahane as Rajasthan Royals captain

Australia batsman Steve Smith takes over as Rajasthan Royals captain for the rest of the season after the IPL strugglers sacked Ajinkya Rahane.
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Eager Saudis prepare to snap up stakes in 'crown jewel' Aramco
"No voice is louder than that of the Aramco IPO, the largest IPO on earth," declared Ahmed Al-Arfaj, a Saudi Arabian TV talk show host, drumming up demand for what could be the world's biggest initial public offering.
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Sri Lanka president-elect Rajapaksa a war hero to some, a polarizing figure for others
For Sri Lanka's majority Sinhalese Buddhists, president-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa is best-placed to take on the hard challenge of defeating enemies of the state such as those who carried out deadly Easter Sunday attacks early this year.
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Firefox’s fight for the future of the web
With Google’s Chrome dominating the market, not-for-profit rival Mozilla is staking a comeback on its dedication to privacyWhy do you choose the browser you use? Maybe you think it loads pages more quickly. Maybe it’s made by the same firm as your device and you think it’s more compatible in some way. You prefer the graphics, perhaps, or it just happened to be pre-installed on your machine. Maybe you’re not even aware that there’s a choice. In reality, two-thirds of us have been funnelled into using Google’s Chrome, but browser choice also hides a contest about the openness of the web and how data is collected about users. One organisation that has always put such issues to the forefront is Mozilla. Continue reading...
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Brendan Rodgers and Frank Lampard prove worth in battle for second place | Paul Wilson
Leicester and Chelsea managers have set out their stall with attractive football thanks to the likes of Maddison and PulisicGareth Southgate was probably right to play down the significance of last weekend’s Liverpool v Manchester City showdown from an England point of view. Only three members of his present squad played at Anfield and featured in the starting lineup against Montenegro, even if one more came on as a substitute, and as the England manager pointed out there might have been double that number in times gone by.Yet despite most predictions, the Premier League is not turning out to be quite the two-horse race originally envisaged. Leicester City and Chelsea stand between the leaders and the defending champions, and by way of proving this is no accident, those two clubs have just supplied six members of the England squad. Continue reading...
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Free stuff for absolutely everyone. What could possibly go wrong with that? | Andrew Rawnsley
Voters won’t trust politicians promising the moon if they suspect it will end up costing them the earthThere is a spectre haunting this election campaign – and it is the last election campaign.The Tories are desperate not to have a rerun of their 2017 experience when they started with a whopping poll lead only for everything to fall apart as the campaign progressed towards decision day. By contrast, the Labour leadership would be very pleased if this election were to imitate the last one, in which the party and its leader started out with absolutely awful ratings, but ended up performing sufficiently well to deprive the Tories of a majority and give renewed life to the Corbyn project. Continue reading...
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'We're horrified': James Corden tackles US gun control on late-night talkshow
Late Late Show host dedicated portion of his program to California incident and called out politicians over inactionNot content with singing karaoke with pop and movie stars, James Corden has bitten off a much gristlier and indigestible subject for his late-night US TV audience: gun control.After the most recent school shooting on Thursday at Saugus high school in Santa Clarita, California, which left two students dead and several injured, Corden took to the airwaves. While not known for political engagement – a range more typical of late-night rival Seth Meyers – the British host of CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden dedicated a portion of his usually fizzy talkshow to the incident. Continue reading...
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Your pictures: share your photos on the theme of ‘parallel’
Wherever you are in the world, this week we’d like to see your pictures on the theme ‘parallel’The next theme for our weekly photography assignment, published in print in the Observer New Review is ‘parallel’.Share your photos of what parallel means to you – and tell us about your image in the description box. Continue reading...
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Support for Hong Kong’s rebels wavers after most violent week yet
Although many remain sympathetic to the cause, citizens are becoming increasingly fearfulOne crisp and sunny morning last week, the normally busy road outside the main entrance to the University of Hong Kong was eerily quiet. Overlooked by mango trees, the road was empty, save for piles of bricks that protesters had scattered across it overnight as a barricade to paralyse traffic.As students guarded the entrance against the potential arrival of riot police, a woman shouted “We support you!” across the road. As soon as she had finished, another man shouted: “I don’t! You people are university students, for crying out loud!” Continue reading...
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Steve McQueen: Year 3 review – skewed ties, missing teeth and hope
Tate Britain; National Gallery, London By photographing 76,000 of London’s year 3 pupils in all their endless variety, Steve McQueen allows each and every one of them to single themselves outTheir shining morning faces cover the walls of the Duveen galleries from floor to ceiling: beaming, laughing, awkward, exuberant. Who could not love them, all these eager young children from primary schools across London? Seventy-six thousand year 3 pupils, aged seven or eight, arranged on the diminutive wooden benches of our childhood in thousands of class photographs. This is a collective portrait of both our past and our future. Face to face with all this rising hope, which of us could not be moved?Year 3, Steve McQueen’s new project with Artangel, is unassailable in its emotional immediacy and grandeur. At first it thrives on the impact of its sheer scale. Walk into Tate Britain and you can hardly take in the spectacle of so many school photographs stretching into the distance, and all of them so regular in their lineup and format: the benches at identical range from the camera, the children symmetrically arranged around their teachers, the colours of the school clothes – red, grey, purple, royal blue – regularly repeating. They are all of them, so to speak, uniform shots; at least until the eye homes in. Continue reading...
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Dudley North: from safe Labour seat to top Tory target
Party allegiances in this strongly pro-Brexit Midlands town are being overturnedOutside Dudley town hall, bitter disappointment hung in the cold, damp air. “It’s just blow after blow after blow these days,” said Jackie Smith, who had paid £2.50 to hear Nigel Farage’s vision for Britain. She and others who turned up ready to “Change Politics for Good” hadn’t been told that the rally was cancelled at a few hours’ notice after the Brexit party’s candidate unexpectedly pulled out of the race.Perhaps it was just as well: going by the numbers milling around on Friday morning, it may have been a challenge to fill the rows of municipal purple chairs pictured on the town hall welcome poster. Rupert Lowe, who had been selected to fight the seat of Dudley North for the Brexit party, had announced the day before – just minutes before nominations closed – that “with a heavy heart” he was “putting country before party” in order not to split the pro-Leave vote in the West Midlands seat. Farage had been “very angry” with him, he told the Express. Continue reading...
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Hong Kong protesters fire bows and arrows from campus fortress
Hong Kong protesters shot bows and arrows, wounding a policeman in the leg, and hurled petrol bombs from a barricaded university campus on Sunday, with activists braced for a possible final police clearance after fiery clashes overnight.
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Sri Lanka’s Powerful Rajapaksa Family Set to Win Presidential Election
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a polarizing wartime defense chief, vowed to bring stability to a country still reeling from deadly attacks on Easter Sunday.
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Pentagon's Esper says military justice ready to hold troops to account
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper expressed confidence on Sunday in the U.S. military justice system's ability to hold troops to account, two days after President Donald Trump pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan.
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The report that Boris Johnson is refusing to publish says it cannot rule out Russian interference in the Brexit referendum
Stefan Rousseau/Pool/Getty A report into possible Russian interference cannot rule out the possibility that the Kremlin impacted the 2016 Brexit vote. The UK Intelligence and Security Committee said it could not rule out Russian influence over the British decision to leave the European Union, according to The Times newspaper. Boris Johnson is under growing pressure to publish the report. It also raises questions about links between himself and the Conservative party to Russian donors. However, the UK government is not set to publish it until after the December 12 general election. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A report into possible Russian interference that Boris Johnson's government is refusing to publish reportedly said that the Kremlin may have affected the 2016 Brexit referendum. The Times newspaper reports that the UK Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee was not able to rule out the possibility that Russia influenced the British vote to leave the European Union.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:The 5 biggest general election gaffes made by Boris Johnson's Conservatives and Jeremy Corbyn's Labour so farFrustrated Remainers urge the Liberal Democrats to stand aside for Labour in a key election seatHillary Clinton attacks Boris Johnson for 'shameful' decision to block report on Russian election interference
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People’s Vote youth groups quit to focus on election campaign
For Our Future’s Sake and Our Future Our Choice will concentrate on tactical voting effortActivists from the People’s Vote campaign have said they are to sever links with the organisation after weeks of infighting that have left efforts to secure a second referendum in disarray.Campaigners from the two main youth groups, For Our Future’s Sake (FFS) and the staff of Our Future Our Choice, said they were cutting links in order to run a scheme encouraging young voters to vote tactically in key seats. It is understood that former Labour leader Tom Watson has been in talks about taking part in the effort. Continue reading...
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Why mushroom-picking is the best form of mindfulness
From the concentration of looking for them and the care of picking them to the delight of eating them, mushroom foraging is a balm for lifeIn her new book, The Way Through the Woods, the Norwegian-Malaysian writer Long Litt Woon describes the various sensory pleasures that are involved in the gathering of mushrooms: the beguiling way they yield to the human hand; their different textures, whether velvety or hairy, rubbery or powdery; even the noises they make (some pop when snapped). Above all, there are the different ways that they smell. The prince mushroom comes with top notes of marzipan. The wood blewit brings to mind burnt rubber. The common stinkhorn emits the sweet aroma of rotting flesh.Smell plays a vital role in a mushroom’s popularity as food – though as Loon notes, this isn’t always straightforward. Different cultures favour different smells. When the matsutake or pine mushroom was discovered by a Norwegian mycologist in 1905, it was given the name Tricholoma nauseosa on the grounds that its odour was unpleasant (the American mycologist David Arora has since described it as being reminiscent of dirty socks). In Japan, however, where those who pick it wear white gloves and there are poems describing its virtues that date from 759 BC, it is considered to smell divine – which is why, in 1999, when it was discovered that T. nauseosa and the Japanese pine mushroom are the same species, people there lobbied for the right to rename it T. matsutake (the Japanese for pine mushroom). Continue reading...
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Velvet Revolution dissidents warn against new threats to Czech freedom
On the 30th anniversary of the uprising, Václav Havel’s allies say the revolution’s ideals are again at riskTimes have changed dramatically since Monsignor Václav Malý endured interrogations, beatings and the indignities of being barred from the priesthood while being forced to clean toilets as the price of campaigning against Czechoslovakia’s communist regime.As a signatory and then spokesman for Charter 77, a civic initiative demanding respect for human rights that was led by, among others, the dissident playwright Václav Havel, the clergyman was on the frontline of opponents targeted by the hated secret police. Yet this weekend, exactly 30 years after the Velvet Revolution began, ushering in the overthrow of the totalitarian system, Malý – now Roman Catholic auxiliary bishop of Prague – is exhorting a new generation to fight new threats to their hard won freedom. Continue reading...
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Two Writers Quit CBS Sitcom Carol’s Second Act Over the Network’s Handling of a Harassment Complaint
The network's new, post-Les-Moonves HR protocols seem to have failed their first stress test.
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Pence aide calls Trump’s call with Ukraine ‘unusual and inappropriate’
The phone call between President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart at the center of Congress’ impeachment investigation was “inappropriate,” an aide to Vice President Mike Pence told lawmakers, according to a transcript released on Saturday. Jennifer Williams, a foreign policy aide to Pence who was listening to the call on July 25, testified that...
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How filming the agony of Aberfan for The Crown revealed a village still in trauma
Peter Morgan, creator of the hit TV series, explains how the 1966 catastrophe raised questions about the nature of storytelling and the monarchyOne of the sets built for the new series of The Crown on a backlot at Elstree Studios was held in sombre reverence by both actors and crew. Between the model of the gilded gates of Buckingham Palace and a mock-up of 10 Downing Street lay a bleak pile of brick, coal dust and rubble: a replica of the school in the Welsh village of Aberfan that was destroyed in 1966.The decision to portray the catastrophe, in which 116 children and 28 adults were killed after the collapse of a mining waste tip, was made by writer Peter Morgan when he first drew up plans for the hit television show. But making the episode last year forced him to face up to the distortions of historical drama more seriously than before, he told the Observer. Continue reading...
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The 5 biggest general election gaffes made by Boris Johnson's Conservatives and Jeremy Corbyn's Labour so far
Getty It's been less than two weeks since the United Kingdom's parliament was dissolved to make way for a general election — but there have already been dozens of gaffes, controversies, and car-crash interviews. As voters prepare to head to the polls on December 12, Business Insider has rounded up the most high-profile blunders and setbacks suffered by Labour, the Conservatives, and the Liberal Democrats, so far in the campaign.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:The Lib Dems could pull off a historic victory over Boris Johnson's Conservatives in a key London battlegroundThe Labour Party has suffered a 'sophisticated and large-scale cyber-attack' ahead of the general electionHillary Clinton attacks Boris Johnson for 'shameful' decision to block report on Russian election interference
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Buttigieg dominates Iowa field in new CNN poll
The mayor is suddenly major. Amplifying a recent surge, Pete Buttigieg dominated his rivals in a new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll of likely Iowa caucus voters released Saturday. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, hit the 25 percent mark – a 16-point climb since September that put him nearly 10 percentage points clear of his...
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Row brewing over £1m sale of Banksy’s Drinker
Artist Andy Link claims sculpture was stolen from him and is being sold illegally at Sotheby’sA British artist claims that a £1m Banksy sculpture that is the centrepiece of a contemporary art auction this week was stolen from him and is being sold illegally.The Drinker is a subversive nod to Rodin’s The Thinker, the famous statue of a man lost in thought with his chin resting on his hand. Banksy’s sculpture has a similar posture, but the man seems collapsed in a drunken slump, with a traffic cone on his head. The piece was left in a small square off Shaftesbury Avenue in central London in 2004, placed there without planning permission, like almost all Banksy’s public work. Continue reading...
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'Show no mercy': leaked documents reveal details of China's Xinjiang detentions
More than 400 pages leaked to New York Times by Chinese political insider document brutal crackdown on Muslim minorityHundreds of pages of leaked internal government documents reveal how China’s mass detention of Uighurs and other minorities in Xinjiang came from directives by Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, to “show absolutely no mercy” in the “struggle against terrorism, infiltration and separatism”.More than 400 pages of documents obtained by the New York Times show the government was aware its campaign of mass internment would tear families apart and could provoke backlash if it became widely known. Continue reading...
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Stressed Whitehall staff at ‘breaking point’ over Brexit
Depression and anxiety among civil servants soars to all-time highRates of work-related stress, depression and anxiety among civil servants has risen drastically in the past year to the highest level for decades, amid warnings that Whitehall will reach “breaking point”.The proportion of civil servants who say they are experiencing stress has increased by 45%, according to official data. Increasing workloads, looming deadlines, departures of senior staff and the pressures around delivering Brexit are all being blamed for the spike. Continue reading...
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Bills vs. Dolphins prediction, line: Miami the pick
Sunday DOLPHINS (+6½) over Bills: We’re handed projections of highs in the mid-70s in South Florida on Sunday, and we’re supposed to even consider the Bills ATS, given the sustained ascending form of home side QB Ryan Fitzpatrick? Not on your life. Seasonal Miami offensive averages underrate potentials, given current realities. Jets (+1¹/₂) over REDSKINS:...
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How FedEx Cut Its Tax Bill to $0
The company, like much of corporate America, has not made good on its promised investment surge from President Trump’s 2017 tax cuts.
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Bowie’s Books; Why Bowie Matters reviews – the literary life of Ziggy Stardust
John O’Connell’s analysis of the musician’s 100 essential books is witty and enlightening, while academic Will Brooke’s earnest attempt to explain his significance misses the markTo coincide with his retrospective at the V&A in 2013, David Bowie drew up a personal canon of 100 books. It was made up of the “most important and influential” works for the musician, rather than his favourites: biographies of artists,20th-century fiction, books that touched on dadaism and surrealism, two histories of soul music… There were plenty of titles that suggested a curator who had come of age in the early 60s (On the Road, Billy Liar, Colin Wilson’s The Outsider), though with the inclusion of every issue of Viz, Private Eye and the Beano alongside Dante and Homer, the list was democratic, and clearly intended to give pointers on how to live a good life as much as signal an iconoclastic education. Continue reading...
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Marriage Story review – Noah Baumbach’s best film yet
Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver excel as a couple caught in the storm of an increasingly vicious – and often hilarious – separation in Baumbach’s bittersweet heartbreakerWriter-director Noah Baumbach first gained widespread critical acclaim with The Squid and The Whale, an autobiographically inspired child’s-eye view of a family falling apart. His latest offers a reverse-take on a similar scenario – a bittersweet portrait of an imploding marriage told from the perspective of the couple for whom custody of their child becomes an increasingly fractious issue. Just as Jeff Daniels declared that “the whole thing’s very complicated” in 2005, so Scarlett Johansson insists in Marriage Story that “it’s not as simple as not being in love any more”. Yet while those phrases seem to echo each other, making these films apparent companion pieces, the distance that Baumbach has travelled since the days of The Squid and The Whale is enormous. Lacking the embittered dyspepsia of his Margot at the Wedding, and blessed with a generosity of spirit that has grown in the wake of While We’re Young, this often hilarious heartbreaker is simply Baumbach’s best film to date – insightful, sympathetic and rather beautifully bewildered.Marriage Story opens with a recitation of observed qualities – some profound, others typically quirky – that Charlie (Adam Driver) and Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) love about each other. “She makes people feel comfortable about even embarrassing things,” says Charlie, as loose-limbed, hand-held shots show intimate images of the subject of his affections. “She listens, she chooses great presents, she’s brave, she’s a mother who plays – really plays.” Continue reading...
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Naomie Harris: ‘I just want to be myself’
Naomie Harris is one of Hollywood’s most ‘un-actory’ celebrities. Here she talks about Oxfam partywear, the Windrush scandal and bringing 007 up to dateThink of all the clothes that are thrown out every day. The sock that sprung a hole in the toe. The trousers that shrunk in the dryer. The daring top you bought on a whim and never summoned the confidence to wear. According to a 2017 survey, Britons throw out 300,000 tonnes of clothes a year, representing an annual value of around £12.5bn – which is close to the £350m a week Boris Johnson once pledged to the NHS in Brexit savings. That’s a lot of nurses.Now imagine you had chosen to donate your clothes to Oxfam. Instead of polluting the oceans and adding to landfill, they might be gracing the actor Naomie Harris in a new campaign for the charity. On a wet October afternoon, she is cycling through a sequence of poses in a New York photo studio overlooking the Hudson River. A woman from the charity tells me they chose Harris “because she’s fabulous” and for once the word does not seem like hyperbole. Dressed in faux fur, her loose hair rippling in the current of a wind machine, Harris looks resplendent as she flings out her arms to Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie. Behind her, a young man in a Mickey Mouse T-shirt clutches one end of a gauzy orange canvas and jumps up and down in order to make the material flutter prettily in the background. Continue reading...
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Migrants forced to wait months for UK visa despite paying £800 for priority
The Home Office has been accused of incompetence after handing the fast-track service to private firmsXanthe Couture, a Canadian living in the UK with her British husband, applied in March for indefinite leave to remain. The Home Office website said she would have to wait six months for a decision, but that if she paid an £800 super-priority premium on top of its £2,389 fee, she would hear back within one working day of submitting her biometric details.Couture needed her residency permit swiftly to travel abroad for work, so she paid up. Five months passed before she heard her application had been successful. “The delay has meant I missed a summit I was a lead in organising and another important overseas meeting,” she says. “The uncertainty, the high costs and the lack of information from the Home Office have affected my mental health and my ability to do my job.” Continue reading...
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How could it be that the Tories have turned their back on the best of British industry? | Will Hutton
If Jeremy Corbyn’s party were not so averse to capitalism, this would be a great opportunity for LabourFor the past 40 years, the Conservative party has always championed an economic theory. Whether 1980s monetarism or 2010s austerity economics, I thought them bunk. But while Nigel Lawson or George Osborne were clearly wrong, at least there was an intellectual underpinning for their actions, an underpinning you could shoot at.You also knew that, one way or another, Tory policy was aiming to serve the mainstream business interest. British business represented by the CBI or the various trade association lobbies, notably the Corporation of the City of London, had privileged access and policy reflected their preoccupations. Business might sometimes complain, but in the round it knew it was heard. Continue reading...
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Festive sandwiches, bath bombs and other seasonal traditions | Eva Wiseman
It’s not only the frosty mornings and dark nights that let you know winter is here. There’s also the cranberry sandwiches, cheery cups and frothing baths…In my hand I hold a bath bomb. It is pink and rough, unglazed, its colour and consistency reminiscent of eczema, its smell that of 15 girls entering a limo. If I drop it into the water, which is running hotly in the room next door, it will dissolve into a million sharp grains, infecting the bath with a misty pinkness, like a nostalgic effect on a VHS camera. This bomb, a Christmas gift from a forgotten family member, has travelled with me at the bottom of a washbag through three house moves, and today is the day I will finally allow it to fulfil its wet destiny.I bathe seasonally, when the weather turns. There are two ways to measure the beginning of winter – one is to look out of the window in the morning and gauge the frost levels on a neighbour’s windscreen, the other is to walk down the high street to monitor festive limited editions. Continue reading...
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Outdated ombudsman rules frustrate consumers
Enforced wait of eight weeks before a complaint can be lodged should be axed, say campaignersCustomers are being left out of pocket because of arcane rules that force them to wait eight weeks before they can take unresolved complaints to an ombudsman.Campaigners are calling for the system to be updated after research by the consumer website MoneySavingExpert showed that 89% of respondents wanted the waiting time halved to allow swifter redress when companies fail to deliver. Continue reading...
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Parkland father takes on grief and gun violence with one-man play
Manuel Oliver, who lost his son, Joaquin, in the 2018 school shooting, is raising awareness and building on his ‘art activism’ with Guac: My Son, My HeroThere is a single, powerful moment in Manuel Oliver’s stage show that captures the purpose of a work he never wanted to write. An alarm clock rings, signalling that 15 minutes have passed since the last life was lost to gun violence in America, and that another person is about to die. He hurls the clock across the set and it explodes into a mass of springs and metal, filling the theatre with a haunting silence. Oliver’s anger is directed as much at the grim statistic that 100 people die every day in the US from gunshot wounds as at the death of his own teenage son, Joaquin, in the Parkland high school shooting massacre of 2018. Continue reading...
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Saudi Aramco valuation set at up to $1.7 trillion, no overseas roadshows for IPO
Saudi Aramco has set a price range for its listing that implies the oil giant is worth between $1.6 trillion to $1.7 trillion, below the $2 trillion the Saudi crown prince had targeted but still making it potentially the world's biggest IPO.
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Revealed: ex-KGB agent did meet Boris Johnson at Italian party
Russian billionaire says there was ‘nothing unusual’ in meeting the then foreign secretaryBoris Johnson met an ex-KGB agent during a highly controversial trip to attend a party two days after attending a high-level Nato summit that focused on Russia, the Observer can reveal.The prime minister, who was foreign secretary at the time, met Russian billionaire businessman Alexander Lebedev, whose family owns Britain’s Independent and Evening Standard newspapers, following a summit of foreign ministers in Brussels staged in the wake of the poisoning of ex-Russian agent Sergei Skripal. Continue reading...
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Eagles will test Patriots ‘next-game’ mentality in Super Bowl rematch
There are some fascinating numbers to crunch and consider when analyzing Sunday’s Super Bowl LII rematch between the 8-1 Patriots and 5-4 Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Patriots are coming off a bye week, and under coach Bill Belichick they are 14-5 following a week off. They were blasted by the Ravens in their...
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Navy UFO mystery deepens amid disclosure that ‘unknown individuals’ told officers to erase evidence
The U.S. Navy’s acknowledgment that the 2004 videos of an encounter with a UFO were real has caused much consternation. Now, a new report says two “unknown individuals” told several Naval officers who witnessed the event, known as the USS Nimitz UFO incident, to delete evidence. The report, published in Popular Mechanics, cites interviews with five Navy veterans...
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Impeachment inquiry: Trump ally must choose between loyalty and saving himself
Gordon Sondland may try to balance fealty to Trump with the fate that has befallen others in the president’s circle: prison timeDonald Trump’s fate in the impeachment inquiry could rest in the hands of a donor and supporter under pressure to turn against the US president to save his own skin.Gordon Sondland, the American ambassador to the European Union, is due to testify on Wednesday during the second week of televised hearings that have rocked the White House.Sondland is certain to be questioned about the biggest revelation from last week: a phone call he made Trump from Ukraine in July in which the president was overheard asking about an investigation into one of his political rivals. Sondland allegedly assured him it would go ahead.The ambassador made no mention of the call in a deposition to the inquiry behind closed doors, nor in a revised statement three weeks later that conceded a quid pro quo over military aid. Now, in front of TV cameras and an audience of millions, he will be asked why.As he weighs his answer, Sondland may try to balance fealty to Trump with the fate that has befallen others in the president’s circle: his former lawyer Michael Cohen and ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort are both behind bars, while political operative Roger Stone was last week found guilty of lying to Congress.“Hey Ambassador Sondland,” tweeted Joe Scarborough, a former congressman turned TV host, “Roger Stone lied to Congress for Trump and is now going to jail. Just like his campaign manager and lawyer. Are you next? Your call, Gordy.”Washington has been gripped by only the fourth impeachment inquiry in American history. Last week, in the first public hearings, three senior officials – Bill Taylor, George Kent and Marie Yovanovitch – presented a damning account of how Trump smeared his own diplomats so he could establish an irregular channel to bribe Ukraine and boost his chances in next year’s presidential election. Continue reading...
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Japan tells U.S. 'no one could be optimistic about North Korea'
Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono told his U.S. and South Korea counterparts on Sunday that "no one could be optimistic about North Korea," shortly after Washington and Seoul announced plans to postpone upcoming military drills in a bid to encourage stalled peace efforts."No one could be optimistic about North Korea. North Korea has repeatedly launched more than 20 missiles this year, including new types of ballistic missiles, as well as a submarine-launched ballistic missi
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Immigration to the UK may rise or fall but our laws are still barbaric | Kenan Malik
The question is whether deaths, detention and deportation of migrants to persecution are a price worth paying for the policyShould net immigration to Britain rise or fall? That’s the question many journalists have asked party leaders last week and it’s one that neither Labour nor the Tories are able to answer. Partly, that’s because the immigration policies of both parties are incoherent. It’s also because the question itself is incoherent.The presumption in the question is that those hostile to immigration want to reduce numbers, while those with liberal views want them to rise. The former may be true. The latter isn’t. Continue reading...
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Philippines' Duterte to VP: keep state secrets or lose your 'drugs tsar' post
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to remove the vice president from her "drugs tsar" post if she shared state secrets with foreign individuals and entities.
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North Korea says nuclear issues will not be on agenda unless U.S. 'hostile policy' discussed: KCNA
North Korea said on Sunday nuclear issues will not be discussed when talks with the United States restart unless the withdrawal of U.S. "hostile policy" was put on the agenda, state media reported.
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Venetians call for help as ‘pride of Italy’ deals with flood damage
Authorities are asking civil society and businesses to contribute to restore heritageVenice authorities have called on people around the world to help restore the stricken lagoon city following a series of devastating floods.The mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, has opened a bank account for contributions, writing on social media that Venice is “the pride of Italy and everyone’s heritage”. “Thanks to your help, it will shine again,” he added. Continue reading...
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Louisiana re-elects Democrat governor John Bel Edwards, in blow to Trump
Incumbent wins tight gubernatorial race despite president’s strong support of Republican Eddie RisponeLouisiana’s Democrat governor, John Bel Edwards, has been re-elected following a closely fought gubernatorial battle that marked another statewide defeat for Republicans and Donald Trump in the American south.The president had invested significant resources into the race in one of America’s most conservative states, making two trips to appear with the GOP candidate, Eddie Rispone, in the past two weeks. On election day Trump took to Twitter multiple times to urge Republican voters in Louisiana to turn up to the polling booths. Continue reading...
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Pacific seals at risk as Arctic ice melt lets deadly disease spread from Atlantic
Study finds seal and sea otter populations in Alaska hit by killer infection that migrated from North AtlanticA potentially deadly disease affecting marine mammals, including seals and sea otters, has been passed from the North Atlantic Ocean to the northern Pacific thanks to the melting of the Arctic sea ice.Experts have long been concerned that sea ice melting in the northern oceans, caused by global climate heating, could allow previously geographically limited diseases to be transmitted between the two oceans. Continue reading...
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