Term-time holidays: Where most children were absent – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… cases it drives a wedge between schools and families. The real problem is holiday pricing. Neither parents nor schools set the prices of holidays. They will both continue to be caught between a rock and hard place without some sensible government intervention.” Representatives of the tourism industry said it was not possible to say whether People in the industry were taking their children out of school so they could have a family holiday outside of the peak season, when they would need to …

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‘Fake research’ comes under scrutiny – BBC News

March 27, 2017

Stephen Metcalfe, the committee’s chairman, said it was vitally important that People have confidence in research that is paid for by public funds. “Where research has been found to be fraudulent at a later point it has a big impact on the public – it leads to mistrust,” he told BBC News. “What we want to do is to investigate how robust the mechanisms are for ensuring that research is ethical, it is accurate, it is, to a degree, reproducible.” Growing …

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Mud, sweat and cheers: The rise of obstacle course racing – BBC News

March 27, 2017

Image copyright Christine carr Image caption People wade through open water and crawl through mud during events When you ask them why do they do it, they come up with a similar set of answers. Obstacle courses are above all “fun” and a “challenge”, often tackled with friends. There is always said to be a great atmosphere and the camaraderie drives People on, but the key point is the “anti-competitiveness” – how long it takes to complete the …

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Anti-IS fighter family probed by police – BBC News

March 26, 2017

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Ex-spies weigh in on Russian hacking allegations

March 24, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s campaign and its alleged ties to Russia has been a big part of the political conversation this week. Russia’s interest in the United States is not new. During the Cold War, Russian agents were planted on US soil to spy on the country, and many of them were caught by the FBI. CNN spoke to KGB and FBI agents about the Russia hacking allegations and how espionage has changed over the years. Jack Barsky …

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Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Welcome to the future. This is the best of Shanghai, home to more than 20 million residents, 6,000 high-rises (and growing) and a constant chorus of jackhammers. It’s a city striving to set all the benchmarks for the modern world. …

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A city stilled, shocked and then enraged by attack

March 24, 2017

… thrust into the air to document the empty square ahead. Two helicopters hover above Westminster bridge, a third circles the wider area. Sirens continue in the distance. Flocks of People are leaving work early. Students from the exclusive Westminster School a few blocks away, easily identifiable by their uniforms, are strolling along and watching the crowds with interest. Outside pubs, some workers gather rather than joining the melee of wandering commuters. And there’s only one topic …

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$27,000 melons? Unwrapping the high price of Japan’s luxury fruit habit

March 23, 2017

(CNN)It looks like a jewelry shop with its high-end exterior. But a peek inside the sparkling glass display cases at any of Sembikiya‘s Tokyo outlets reveals expensive treasures of a surprising kind. From heart-shaped watermelons to “Ruby Roman” grapes, which are the size of a ping pong ball, this retailer specializes in selling mouth-watering produce at eye-watering prices. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

March 23, 2017

… chief financial officer for an apparel company. Robin says he’s seen the same power of attitude in the workplace. “While I can’t ‘bench’ People at work, I can tell you that the People who move up in my world are almost always the People who are smart and have really good attitudes. Those are my all-stars as well!” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsGraphitii Commercial Welcome to Graphitii! The fastest way to create professional cinemagraphs …

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Officer killed in London attack was father, 15-year veteran

March 23, 2017

(CNN)Keith Palmer left for work on Wednesday expecting to return home. The assailant was shot dead near London’s Houses of Parliament after the chaotic rampage. The man drove a car through crowds of People, injuring dozens before crashing into a fence outside the Parliament building. Witnesses said he got out of his car brandishing a knife that he used to fatally stab Palmer. …

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Rep. Turner calls Comey hearing ‘highly speculative’

March 21, 2017

(CNN)On a day that saw FBI Director James Comey testify before the House Intelligence Committee, Erin Burnett made the issue the focus of her evening news program by welcoming a man who was in the room as the testimony was given. “I think it certainly is highly speculative and People shouldn’t be jumping to conclusions,” said Turner, referencing in particular Comey’s revelation the FBI is investigating potential Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. …

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Plug the leaks and stop blaming Russians for Clinton’s loss

March 21, 2017

… hearing concerned the leaking of classified information. This pertains to news reports of former National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn’s intercepted phone calls with Russian officials. The National Security Administration’s rules of intelligence gathering protect the identity of Americans. Select NSA personnel, only about a dozen People, can request the “unmasking” of the identity. Who released the information and why they leaked it needs to be uncovered. Rep. …

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Marion Cotillard And Guillaume Canet Welcome Baby Girl

March 21, 2017

… affecting People I love, I have to speak up. Firstly, many years ago, I met the man of my life, father of our son and of the baby we are expecting. He is my love, my best friend, the only one that I need. Secondly to those who have indicated that I am devastated, I am very well thank you. This crafted conversation isn't distressing. And to all the media and the haters who are quick to pass judgment, I sincerely wish you a swift recovery. Finally, I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, …

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The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal

March 20, 2017

… organization that helps former prisoners. Their neatly decorated, two-story house sits in a fast-growing neighborhood, popular with People who work in the areasResearch Triangle. They buy coverage on their own, rather than through an employer. In 2013, before the main provisions of the ACA took effect, they paid about $7,200 for a policy from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The plan they had was relatively generous, because it included things like inpatient rehabilitative services …

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Confederate Flag Appears Outside NCAA Tournament In South Carolina

March 20, 2017

A Confederate flag was hoisted up a flagpole attached to a car near two NCAA tournament games in South Carolina on Sunday, just two years after the state was permitted to host the sporting events thanks to the flags removal from state grounds. In addition to the large flag that was seen waving near Greenvilles Bon Secours Wellness Arena where the mens games were taking place, protesters were seen carrying the flag on the streets below. People tend to mistake this for a race thing. Its not …

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Clashes break out in Damascus after a surprise attack

March 20, 2017

… rebel factions seem to have prepared for this offensive, Rahman said. At least 25 killed in Damascus suicide blasts It was unclear if the fighting was ongoing on Sunday evening. There was no word on deaths. Sunday’s assault comes after a series of suicide bombings that have hit the capital in March. On Wednesday, suicide bombings struck a courthouse and restaurant in Damascus, killing more than two dozen People and injuring others, Syrian state news said. More …

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Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… constituency vote than the Tories took in the last Westminster election – and of course Mrs May’s government has a single MP north of the border. However that was a UK election, just as the EU referendum was about the UK’s membership of the European club. And in that referendum, as many People voted Leave in Scotland as voted SNP a few weeks earlier (both figures just over 1m) – and both of those figures are dwarfed by the number who voted No in 2014. David Mundell said …

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Pill presses for counterfeit drugs seized in record numbers

March 18, 2017

(CNN)Machines used to make counterfeit pills are reaching the US border in record numbers. US Customs and Border Protection is seizing pill presses at a rate 19 times higher than in 2011. That’s the year the synthetic drug fentanyl exploded in the US drug market, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. While the Justice Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration deals with a national problem of synthetic fentanyl overdoses, these machines are playing a …

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‘Fresh Off The Boat’ Explains The ‘Asian Flush’ Phenomenon

March 18, 2017

This weeks episode of ABCs Fresh off the Boat touched on a red-hot issue that has plagued the Asian American community for years: the Asian flush. Its called the Asian flush. Its an allergic reaction, Louis, who also happens to be red-faced from drinking, tells his son. Your body lacks the enzyme to process alcohol. The episode, which guest starscomedian Ali Wong and NBA star Jeremy Lin, highlighted an embarrassing moment that many Asian People have had to reckon with. The Asian flush (aka …

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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

In one of the most aggressive capital punishment states in the country, a new prosecutor is drawing praise for her refusal to seek the death penalty in any of her cases going forward. But shes also drawing harsh rebuke from the states Republican lawmakers. I will not be seeking the death penalty in the cases handled in my office, Ayala said. Let me be very clear, however, I will continue to hold People who do harm to this community accountable for their actions. Following her announcement, …

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SXSW gets political: All eyes on Trump

March 17, 2017

Austin, Texas (CNN)President Donald Trump’s name is on everyone’s lips at the 2017 SXSW festival, with performers, experts, advocates and festival-goers weighing in on the 45th president. While it is not overtly partisan, SXSW has historically drawn a generally progressive group of musicians, artists, writers, experts, filmmakers and activists, including Trump’s latest entertainer foe rapper Snoop Dogg, who performed Wednesday night and is set to join artists to advocate for …

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North Asia on a knife’s edge: Whose position is strongest?

March 16, 2017

… the status quo. Taken together, they have placed tensions in North Asia on a knife’s edge. Should they tip over, who would come out on top? What are the strengths and weakness of the forces that would fight a North Asian war. China: Big on numbers, short on experience With almost 3 million People in its military, the People’s Republic of China has the world’s largest fighting force in terms of sheer manpower, but most of that won’t come into play in any Pacific …

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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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