Election 2017: What if I can’t afford to pay the rent? – BBC News

May 28, 2017

… Despite claiming housing benefit, tax credits and child benefit, there is always a shortfall at the end of the month. She wants the next government to introduce significant change: rents that can only rise in line with the National Living Wage, housing benefit that covers the rent, and more security of tenure. Conservative promises Image copyright Kate Stanworth Image caption Longer leases would give tenants more security, says Tracy Strassburg Tracy Strassburg – a mother of two …

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Kim Kardashian Posts Tribute To ‘Best Husband’ Kanye West On 3-Year Anniversary

May 26, 2017

KimKardashianand Kanye Westhave seen some shit, to put it nicely. In a three-year marriage, the couple has survived the wedding of the century, two difficult pregnancies, their stepfather undergoing a very public transition, a crazy celebrity feud, the rise of Yeezy fashion, the infamous Paris Robbery, and a mental health breakdown oh, and then there was that whole breaking the internet thing. Wednesdaymarks Kim and Kanyes three year anniversary and, despite it all, the two seem to be more in …

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Debt fears remain despite manifesto ‘breathing space’ plans – BBC News

May 23, 2017

… their income to fund an increasing amount of debt, leaving them at risk if interest rates were to rise from historic lows. Mike O’Connor, chief executive of debt charity StepChange, said: “In addition to better protections for people in debt, the next government should commit to action to prevent the 8.8 million people currently showing signs of financial difficulty from falling into serious hardship. “It should work to ensure better alternatives to dangerous forms of …

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Trump’s doublespeak in Saudi Arabia

May 22, 2017

… responsibility for his own divisive rhetoric that radicalizes the political right in the United States. Indeed, over the past five years, extremist ideology from the right has risen at troubling levels. Accordingly, we should expect the continued use of “radical Islamic terrorism” in his speeches to American audiences and willful blindness to the rise in violence of the alt-right, right-wing militia groups, and the Ku Klux Klan. Finally, Trump stated that in “the scenes …

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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

May 18, 2017

… consumerization of IT. More and more, the tools we use at work are being driven by consumers, instead of management. The professional rise of text and video, for instance, is a direct reflection of that same rise in our day to day lives. The key, however, is to prioritize bandwidth for infrastructure and freedom for personal choice. CEO of Quip, a Salesforce Company, Bret Taylor: At its core, work is about communication. It’s about people sharing work, ideas, and opinions. …

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White House struggles to answer GOP questions on Capitol Hill

May 17, 2017

Washington (CNN)As the White House rushed to contain the fallout on Capitol Hill during a head-spinning week of controversies, one senator resorted to mime to describe his reaction. He mimicked a cat, claws out, hanging on for dear life by clinging to a tree. “We’re all just like this,” the senator told CNN, shaking his head. Chaffetz: I’m ready to subpoena for Comey memo Senator: Trump’s request impeachable, if true …

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Hospitals Gain Control After Ransom Hack, More Attacks May Come

May 16, 2017

Most U.K. health facilities whose computer systems were crippled in a global The Good Guys Can Have the Upper Hand on Cybersecurity Photographer: Carl Court/Getty Images Victims have paid about $30,000 in ransom so far, with the total expected to rise substantially next week, said Tom Robinson, chief operating officer and co-founder of Elliptic Enterprises Ltd., a ransomware consultant that works with banks and companies in the U.K., U.S. and Europe. Robinson, in an interview by email, said …

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A ‘second wave’ of ransomware could broaden global cyberattack

May 15, 2017

… malware known as WannaCry or WannaCrypt. The outbreak, which began last Friday, is already believed to be the biggest online extortion scheme ever recorded. WannaCry locks up computers, encrypts their data, and demands large Bitcoin payments, which begin at $300 and rise to $600 before the software destroys files hours later. Cyber criminals targeted users in 150 nations, including the U.S., Russia, Brazil, Spain, and India, along with major government agencies, such as the U.K.’s National …

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School exam stress sparks rise in child counselling – BBC News

May 12, 2017

More than a fifth of those took place in May as pupils faced upcoming exams, with many telling counsellors they were struggling with subjects, excessive workloads and feeling unprepared. Children aged 12-15 were most likely to be counselled about exam stress. But this year saw the biggest rise – up 21% on 2015-16 – amongst 16-18-year-olds, many of whom were preparing for exams to determine university places. Panic attacks The charity said young people consistently told …

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Langkawi jet ski tours: The coolest way to see Malaysia’s most beautiful islands

May 11, 2017

(CNN)Ten minutes ago, I learned how to start a jet ski. Setting off on a four-hour expedition through the stunning Langkawi archipelago — a cluster of more than 100 islands — there’s no one else around, aside from a few fellow riders. The waves rise and fall, forested islands bob above the horizon and tropical birds swoop overhead. It sways left and right, seeming to ignore a forceful grip and obey only the unpredictable rhythms of the sea. Turns out …

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More than half of UK vapers ‘have given up smoking’ – BBC News

May 8, 2017

rise ‘has peaked’ The main reason ex-smokers give for vaping is to help them stop smoking. Current smokers say they do it principally to reduce the amount they smoke. Scientists say current evidence suggests that the risks of exposure to toxins for e-cigarette users are likely to be low – and much lower than with tobacco. Deborah Arnott, the campaigning health charity’s chief executive, said the figures on vapers who had quit smoking were “excellent news” …

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Lib Dems pledge 1p income tax rise to fund NHS – BBC News

May 6, 2017

… tax bands by one percentage point. The party estimates someone earning 15,000 would pay an extra 33 a year in tax, with someone on 50,000 paying an extra 383. This would not apply in Scotland as income tax levels are devolved to the Scottish Parliament, where the Lib Dems are the fifth largest party. The plans also include a UK-wide rise of 1p on dividend income taxes if you hold shares in a company. In the 2018/19 financial year, the party says the extra taxes would raise: 4.9bn for England …

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Violence injury treatment ‘falls’ in England and Wales – BBC News

April 27, 2017

… 18 to 30 continued to be at most risk from violence. Violence-related injuries sustained by children aged up to 10 showed a year-on-year rise of 10% in 2016. Cost to health service The research does not examine the reasons for the decline in violence but better detection and reporting of serious violence by emergency departments and more targeted policing were also cited in the report as possible factors. Prof Shepherd told the BBC that increased CCTV which allowed police to target incidents …

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India facing another summer of deadly heat

April 25, 2017

… is higher than that at which deaths have occurred in the past, creating a risk that people will not protect themselves in potentially fatal heat, she said. Critical temperatures also vary by geography, Nanda said. In Odissa, her team found more deaths in coastal regions than inland, making a statewide, one-size-fits-all alert less useful. With temperatures already reaching 45 C in parts of India, and on the rise, the pressure is on to avoid another deadly summer. More From this publisher : …

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Fox News stares down a decidedly pro-Trump future

April 21, 2017

… networks broadly, but Fox News is enjoying a particular run of success as the channel of choice for anyone who wants to Make America Great Again. That success could not be timed better, providing cover as the channel goes through a dramatic transformation spurred by the rise of James (and to a lesser extent Lachlan) Murdoch, the sons of Fox News founder and acting CEO Rupert Murdoch. .@FoxNews shouldn’t just hire another cheerleader for Trump. They should hire a cheerleader for freedom …

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As the seas around them rise, fishermen deny climate change

April 21, 2017

… Tulane’s Jankowski concedes the land itself is sinking because of the settling of materials brought by the Mississippi River over the last several thousand years. But she says the “massive” amount of data obtained for the “unprecedented” Tulane study has left absolutely no doubt in her mind that sea-level rise is also playing a big part. Fishing, shrimping, crabbing and oystering villages like Cocodrie, Chauvin, and Dulac now have to prepare for the worst. It is a …

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Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… angry.” London GP Andrew Carr said housing was a major contributing factor to mental illness. “With evictions on the rise in my area, I’ve seen people with acute anxiety or severe stress because they’re facing the threat of losing their home.” Related Topics Children More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsDesignoPRO DesignoPro Lets You Create Unlimited Stunning Designs Using Revolutionary Vector Technology. Extremely simple to use point and click …

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Painter Barkley Hendricks Dies At 72

April 19, 2017

… rise to emphatic displays of a new, self-conscious to-be-looked-at-ness. Although throughout his life Hendricks continuously denied that his paintings were political, his work paid tribute to the excellence and beauty of young black men at a time when such subjects were rarely immortalized in paint. Hendricksinfluence is apparent in the work of contemporary artists like Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, who also create vivid figurative portraits of black Americans. …

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‘Diablo 3’s Necromancer class introduces the best companion ever: The Flesh Golem

April 17, 2017

The upcoming Necromancer class is so metal. Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls‘ will soon debut a new Necromancer class and two brand new zones, and they are everything that Diablo 3 should always have been. This new content, that’s currently only available in a closed beta, will release as two sets of DLC at an unannounced date. There’ll be two free new zones within Act II of the game, and a paid “rise of the Necromancer” pack that includes the new playable Necromancer …

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Canada now has a beer dedicated to fake news and we’ll be right there

April 15, 2017

… The spread of fake news has been on a devastating rise since the start of the 2016 election and, though we’re all doing our best to fight it, Canada thinks maybe it’s time we kick back, relax and enjoy a cold one. While Northern Maverick made it clear in a press release that “no American president has endorsed this beer,” the drink features a stunning photo of Trump on the cans and the brewery trolls him and his administration with one of the cheekiest ale descriptions of …

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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… cut. Vocational education is being cut. “We are seeing schools around the country sending letters to parents asking for money on a regular basis to make up for the the gap that the government is leaving in school budgets.” The Department for Education insists that schools in England are funded at record levels and that its investment will rise as pupil numbers rise. …

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What it means to be pansexual

April 13, 2017

… I’m down with. Yo, I’m down with any adult — anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl.” See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. Scholars attribute the word’s rise to growing acceptance — especially among millennials and “generation Z” — of sexual and gender diversity and …

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Hospital parking ‘unreasonably stressful’, says RAC – BBC News

April 7, 2017

The RAC asked all 206 hospital trusts in England questions under a freedom of information request in 2016. More than 160 responded and the majority – 125 – charged for car parking. NHS hospitals break parking fees record Parking fees rise at ‘third of hospitals’ Forty trusts said they do not allow drivers to pay for parking when they exit the car park – leaving people to guess how long they would need to be in hospital and making some rush back to their car …

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RISE wants to battle lionfish with robots

March 29, 2017

Hey Lionfish, I'm coming for you…Image: rise Undoing man’s folly is, sometimes, a robot’s work. Unwittingly introduced to the Atlantic Ocean over a quarter of a century ago, the lionfish, which is native to the Pacific, is responsible for an ecological disaster of epic proportions in the Caribbean, Bermuda’s, and off the shore of Florida coast, and it’s spreading up the coast. A complete lack of predators, voracious appetite and ability to reproduce at an …

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Taiwan by bike: How to cycle around the island in 12 days

March 29, 2017

(CNN)The policewoman switches on her patrol car siren and says “Let’s go.” A mechanical fault on my bicycle hardly seems justification for a police escort through downtown Chihshang to find a repair store. But Taiwan’s Cycle Route No. 1 — a two-wheeled circumnavigation around the island — is not to be taken lightly. Moving pictures Taiwan’s love affair with cycling began in the 1980s with the rise of homegrown cycle manufacturer, …

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