President Trump, protecting South Korea is not a real estate deal

April 30, 2017

… deliberate and strategic approach they have taken to the problem of North Korea’s provocations. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was downright sober and succinct Friday at the United Nations, laying out in clear language how seriously the United States is taking the issue and how unafraid we are to lead the rest of the world in solving it, if need be. In that vein, there is a powerful and important geostrategic purpose to the THAAD deployment, one that far outweighs any cost of putting it …

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How the LAPD has changed 25 years after the riots

April 29, 2017

… change,” said Cole. “And the paragraphs had sub-paragraphs. The department had to show 94% compliance in each paragraph.” Executing it all would cost this city hundreds of millions of dollars and take 12 years. Once William Bratton became chief in 2002, he focused on implementing the reforms related to diversity in recruiting and promotions, discipline, use of force, transparency and community policing. He created a unit within the department tasked exclusively on becoming …

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Botched energy scheme inquiry to get under way – BBC News

April 28, 2017

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Happy Earth Day! Here Are All The Terrible Things Donald Trump Has Done So Far.

April 24, 2017

… complete. The MATS rule has been tied up in the court system for years. Shortly after the regulation was finalized, a coalition of industry groups and conservative states includingOklahoma, which Pruitt then represented sued the EPA to stop it. In 2016, Pruitt sued a second time to block the regulation. foundthe EPA had not adequately considered the regulations cost. The rule is expected to have a tremendous impact on public health. An earlier EPA analysis concluded that the regulation …

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Why Staffordshire oatcakes are being eaten in Arizona – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… was like they were biting into a part of their hometown,” she recalls. For those people who don’t have Potteries relatives to deliver them oatcakes, local producer Povey Oatcakes says it will send the product overseas – although this can cost a lot. Another business, High Lane Oatcakes, says while it does not ship overseas, plenty of people buy its wares to send abroad. Cooking one up in Arizona Image copyright Jeff Shaw Image caption Jeff Shaw is another Staffordshire …

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The icing on the cake – BBC News

April 22, 2017

“I provided the props and made the cake. The photos I received are amazing and the total cost to me was about 20.” Image copyright Family photo Image caption Twins Amara and Maya “enjoyed the sugar rush” Twins Amara and Maya were treated to their own pink cake smash by their proud father Bhav. “Needless to say, they enjoyed the sugar rush although the clean-up afterwards was hard work,” he told the BBC. Image copyright Alamy Image caption …

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‘Randamoozham’: India to produce its most expensive film ever

April 19, 2017

… cost $62 million to make and stars 65-year-old action superstar Rajinikanth. It has even beat the combined $65 million budget of the two-part blockbuster epic “Baahubali.” Inside the world’s first Bollywood theme park Behind the epic At 1.8 million words and nearly 10 times the length of the “Iliad” and the “Odyssey” combined, the “Mahabharata” is the longest poem ever written. The text is believed to date back to …

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How Trump could make US a climate pariah over Paris pact

April 18, 2017

(CNN)Reports have it that President Donald Trump will assemble his advisers on Tuesday to decide on whether to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Naturally, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a career-long, oil-industry shill from Oklahoma, is arguing to pull out. Yet even Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil, is arguing to stay. If Trump goes with Pruitt instead of Tillerson, he will immediately create a worldwide consensus on climate action: to fight the …

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Scrapped free schools ‘wasted’ nearly 140m, says NUT – BBC News

April 17, 2017

… “The true cost of these policy failures is even greater. There is a human cost in the disruption caused to the education of the thousands of those pupils who attended schools which have closed. “Usually it is local authorities who have had to pick up the pieces by finding alternative places for the displaced children. “The NUT’s biggest concern is that the government is intent on proceeding with these programmes despite growing evidence that the UTC and studio schools …

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Ships in the night: A visit to one of Italy’s ‘pleasure boat’ yards

April 14, 2017

Viareggio, Italy (CNN)The maiden voyage of the Aurora — a new 160-foot, $26.6 million aluminum super yacht launched last week in Viareggio, Italy — lasted less than one hour and only covered a humble 500 yards. Watching an imposing vessel like the Aurora passing through the darkened streets of the scruffy, seaside town, halting traffic and only narrowly avoiding a collision with a streetlight, induces a surreal and somewhat disorienting feeling. But for those more immersed in the …

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Why do these failed paradises exist in Hong Kong?

April 14, 2017

(CNN)Setting foot onto Sea Ranch, it’s hard to believe that this beautiful beachside development is only an hour by boat from Hong Kong’s Island’s zinging financial district. Nestled on the southern coast of Lantau — the largest outlying island in Hong Kong — these spacious homes were designed to form an idyllic millionaire’s village. But that dream failed. In previous decades, when occupancy was at a nadir, Sea Ranch was described by some as having a …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… was too lofty sounding. Heh! The company, Gravity, hopes to build 25 suits by the end of the year. They say it could travel hundreds of miles per hour if someone wants to try that, the estimated cost, a quarter million dollars per suit. Now, saving up and shaping up to suit up and take that suit up could be a ricorous (ph) process that wouldn’t suit everyone who’d be sore if they soared, but then fell prey to gravity in the gravity suit. Don’t fly too close to the sun, son, …

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#TBT: Margaret Chase Smith and her ‘place in the sun’

March 31, 2017

… “Those of us who shout the loudest about Americanism in making character assassinations are all too frequently those who, by our own words and acts, ignore some of the basic principles of Americanism — the right to criticize. The right to hold unpopular beliefs. The right to protest. The right of independent thought. The exercise of these rights should not cost one single American citizen his reputation or his right to a livelihood nor should he be in danger of losing his reputation …

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Futuristic fragrance: New biotech unlocks scents that have never been sniffed

March 30, 2017

(CNN)Perfumery has always been an intricate science; much more effort goes into capturing a scent than those outside the industry might imagine. Over the last two decades, chemists have used innovative new technology to add an even larger array of scents to the perfumer’s palette, enabling them to create fragrances that have never been smelled before. For thousands of years, scents came directly from nature. Resins were collected from trees and burned as offerings to the gods; aromatic …

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Dems Say They’ll Help Trump Fix Obamacare If He Stops Trying To Kill It

March 17, 2017

… Congressional Budget Office analysis of the GOPs replacement plan found the Affordable Care Act is not in dangerof collapse. Trump just needs to end his mission to destroy the entire legislation. And to be clear, the time for Republicans to back away from Trumpcare and its devastating consequences is now, not after tens of millions of people have lost their coverage, Murray added, referring to the CBO estimates that Trumps repeal push would cost 24 million people their insurance by 2026. …

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Florida Prosecutor’s Refusal To Seek Death Penalties Draws Political Backlash

March 17, 2017

… chip for prosecutors. My duty is to seek justice, which is fairness, objectivity and decency. I am prohibited from making the severity of sentences the index of my effectiveness. This has been an inconsistent system since I took office, she said. The state should not be in the business of killing people. The other issue is the enormous cost and the years even decades of litigation involved in a death penalty case. The money the state spends on death penalty cases can be saved to prosecute …

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Trade Minister: How Nigeria can kick oil habit and become a global player

March 16, 2017

(CNN)“Never waste a good crisis” is a motto for Dr. Okechukwu “Okey” Enelamah, the Nigerian minister of industry, trade and investment. Right now, he has plenty to work with. One of the largest economies in Africa is shrinking. Collapsing oil revenue has plunged Nigeria into a full-year recession for the first time since 1991, and caused a damaging foreign currency shortage. …

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Singapore hawkers innovate to keep street food tradition alive

March 16, 2017

… like the heritage is thinning.” One reason is lack of ownership succession. “The hawker trade is not something that the young generation fancies,” says Ng. “It’s a tough and unglamorous job. “It does not pay well and there isn’t much work-life balance. Rentals are high, labor is hard to find and the cost of ingredients is increasing.” A growing local resistance to paying what hawkers say is a fair price for street food doesn’t help. …

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