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 ProductsVideo Agency PRO Pack Create a Local Video Agency Instantly and charge upto $3K for few hours of work by providing Biz websites, Video …

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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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Zurich layover guide: Make the most of your Swiss stopover

March 22, 2017

… hours and run every day, while other tours visit key sites that give an insight into the city’s history — the rise of guilds in the 14th century, or how the city became a stronghold of the Reformation. Another option visits Zurich West, the city’s former industrial district between the Limmat River and the railway, which is now a hip, grungy home of designer retailers and eateries. But if you prefer to go at your pace, most of the city’s attractions are concentrated in …

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Why The Fed Was Wrong To Raise Interest Rates And Slow Down The Economy

March 21, 2017

… which factor in the drop in employers payments for health care insurance, show even weaker gains. Also, the core personal consumption deflator, the index targeted by the Fed, remains at 1.7 percent with no sign of acceleration. The Fed targets a 2.0 percent average rate for this index, meaning that it should want to see some rise above 2.0 percent to keep to its target. If the Fed makes further hikes in a context where there is little evidence of inflationary risks then it could needlessly …

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

March 20, 2017

… week predicted that, for the first two years, the Republican proposal would actually cause premiums to rise. But afterward, CBO predicted, less comprehensive plans would come to dominate the market, while older people, who would find policies both less generous and more expensive, would drop coverage altogether. As a result, premiums would grow at a slower rate, eventually dipping down below where they would be if the Affordable Care Act had stayed in place. And theyd come down even more if …

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Four-hour accident and emergency waits rise 300% at some hospitals – BBC News

March 16, 2017

… “being barely anybody there”. It has since emerged Mr Carvey suffered a spinal infection as a result of complications. He is still in hospital. Mr Petrenkov, who has friends who work in health care, said: “We have lost all faith in accident and emergency.” The hospital trust – which has seen a 97% rise over three years in patients waiting more than four hours, disputes the couple’s 16-hour wait claim, saying: “During December, no patient waited in …

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Budget: Don’t be fooled if it turns out to be dull – BBC News

March 4, 2017

… finances of those of working age – particularly a shift in the income tax threshold and the benefit freeze – while others target particular groups of people such as landlords. Image copyright PA That was announced in Mr Hammond’s Autumn Statement, as was mixed news for drivers. Fuel duty will be frozen for a seventh year, but the cost of vehicle insurance may rise owing to an increase in the Insurance Premium Tax from 10% to 12% in June. New Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) bands …

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Here’s what we know about Trump’s budget math

February 28, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump outlined some very broad strokes of his budget proposal during remarks in Washington Monday. Details will come later. But we do know after a quick briefing from Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney that most federal programs would be cut in Trump’s vision. Defense and law enforcement spending would rise. He also plans to dramatically increase infrastructure spending, although he did not offer a dollar figure to go along with …

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Biologists Are Figuring Out How Cells Tell Left From Right

February 21, 2017

… cells, including those of the cilia. In addition, a 2015 Nature study identified two dozen mouse genes related to cilia that give rise to unusual asymmetries when defective. Yet cilia cannot be the whole story. Many animals, even some mammals, dont have a ciliated pit, said Michael Levin, a biologist at Tufts University who was the first author on some of the Nodal papers from Tabins lab in the 1990s. In addition, the motor proteins critical for normal asymmetry development dont only occur in …

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Frail, elderly people ‘left to struggle alone’ – BBC News

February 16, 2017

That has prompted a growing expectation that a rescue package will be announced in the Budget in early March. Care is funded by either councils or individuals themselves – although growing numbers are also relying on family and friends to support them. The Age UK review looked at existing data and concluded there were nearly 1.2 million people who were not now getting the care they need – a rise of 48% since 2010. This included: 696,500 who do not get any help, of whom 53,000 …

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