Triple-lock: Call for pensions policy to be revamped – BBC News

April 30, 2017

… 3bn per year by 2028. It also said that, as newly retired pensioners are on average 100 per week better off than those aged over 75, the policy would increasingly target money on the older, poorer group. “There’s a big difference between pensioners who retired 20 years ago… for whom the state pension really matters, and someone who just retired,” Mr Webb said. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAngus Robertson: “Will the PM give a clear …

Read More >>

The first 100 days in LGBT rights

April 29, 2017

… Justice Department halted its litigation related to the laws. Meanwhile, a handful of state and district courts have sided with transgender students in lawsuits against schools. And, observers are waiting to see what’s next for transgender teen Gavin Grimm’s lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia. The withdrawal of the guidance led the Supreme Court to return the case to a lower court to consider whether anti-discrimination protections extend to gender …

Read More >>

Texas: FDA should release impounded execution drug

April 27, 2017

(CNN)The Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s battle against the US Food and Drug Administration over an impounded shipment of drugs to be used for lethal injections continued Wednesday with the state filing an amended court complaint. The motion follows the FDA’s decision last week to rule that sodium thiopental cannot be imported into the United states, blocking states from using the drugs in executions. The agency has not approved the drug’s use in the United states More …

Read More >>

India facing another summer of deadly heat

April 25, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)India is facing another record hot and potentially deadly summer. Hundreds of people died last year as swaths of the country were struck by drought amid temperatures as high as 51 degrees Celsius (124 degrees Fahrenheit). That followed a 2015 heat wave that left more than 2,300 people dead. Precautions While India is scrambling to prepare for the hot weather, experts say the task is complicated by multiple overlapping levels of local and state government with …

Read More >>

Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

April 25, 2017

But Mellos progressive credentials are questionable at best.As a state senator, he co-sponsored a bill requiring that abortion providers tell women they can have an ultrasound first, and mandating that providers who use ultrasound display the image in a way women can see if they choose. He said it represented a positive first step to reducing the number of abortions in Nebraska. Unintended pregnancies place an enormous financial burden on women. Women in this country already face a …

Read More >>

The death row inmates Arkansas is rushing to execute

April 24, 2017

(CNN)The state of Arkansas will resume efforts this week to execute death row inmates before its supply of sedatives used in lethal injection expires. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson scheduled eight executions in 11 days, the most in the shortest amount of time since capital punishment returned to the United states in the 1970s, creating a race against the clock and a tangled web of legal challenges. Hutchinson said it was necessary to follow the law and bring closure to victims’ families. …

Read More >>

Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… direction.” Chris Askew, chief executive of Diabetes UK, said it was great news that NHS England was “taking this step to make hospitals healthier places for all of us”. He added: “With this plan, people with type 1 diabetes should still have access to products that are commonly used to treat hypos.” The sugar problem There has been growing concern about the damaging impact of sugar on health – from the state of people’s teeth to type 2 diabetes and …

Read More >>

As the seas around them rise, fishermen deny climate change

April 21, 2017

Cameron, Louisiana (CNN)People live and die by the water in southern Louisiana. The water brings food, livelihoods and culture. But it also takes. Rising seas have swallowed more than 1,800 miles of coastline in the last 78 years, according to the United states Geological Survey. That puts residents here at the forefront of areas affected by climate changes. But among four people who spend most of the day outside, whose lives are dependent on the weather, who stare at the same horizon each …

Read More >>

Utah Physician Says She’ll Happily Do The Job Jason Chaffetz Won’t

April 21, 2017

… common purpose to oppose what [President Donald Trump] stands for. paid, out-of-state protesters. Then came Chaffetzs comment that low-income Americans In just two days, Allen Crowdpac fundraising page, with more than 14,000 individual donations, including from former television talk-show host In a post to Facebook,Chaffetz said he planned to spend more time with his family and return to the private sector. He also said he has no ulterior motives, that he is confident he would have been …

Read More >>

Arkansas executions temporarily on hold

April 20, 2017

(CNN)All executions are on hold in the state of Arkansas after a judge issued a restraining order on a key lethal injection drug Wednesday. Court decisions in recent weeks, both from the state and US Supreme Courts, had granted all eight inmates a temporary reprieve, but some were overturned. The state Supreme Court granted inmate Stacey Johnson a stay Wednesday night, ruling 4-3 that he has a right to an evidentiary hearing after he requested DNA testing to prove his innocence. Johnson …

Read More >>

How prisons keep their suicidal inmates on watch

April 20, 2017

(CNN)The suicide of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez in his prison cell is one of several recent suicides of people in custody, prompting experts to question whether these deaths were preventable. Hernandez, who was convicted of murder in 2015, hanged himself Wednesday morning with a bedsheet tied to his window, according to prison officials. A Washington state inmate accused of fatally shooting five people last year also hanged himself this week,and a triple-murder suspect recently fell …

Read More >>

Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… people, said they had experienced housing problems within the last five years. Among this group the most common mental health problems were: stress – 64% anxiety – 60% sleep problems – 55% depression – 48% panic attacks – 30% About one in 20 had visited their GP because of their mental state and a worrying minority had contemplated suicide. Shelter says that if these figures were replicated across the whole of England’s population, one million people …

Read More >>

These 3 People Show Why Anti-Trump Tide Runs Against The GOP In Georgia’s Special Election

April 18, 2017

… support behind her in a June runoff. Before Trumps victory, Millers activism had been limited to presidential years and to community groups. Now, she founded a local indivisible group, protests at the local office of Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and even testified twice at the state capitol. The Ossoff race is to me just huge, way bigger than Kansas, said Miller, referring to a surprisingly close special election last week in Wichita in which Democrat James Thompson came within 7 points …

Read More >>

DNC Announces Members Of Unity Reform Commission

April 18, 2017

… They are Cohen, the vice chair; former Ohio state Sen.Nina Turner; former Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver; former Sanders New York delegate Nomiki Konst; Jim Zogby, founder of the Arab-American Institute; former Berkeley, California Mayor Gus Newport; former Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores; and Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb. Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez announced the complete list of members of the Unity Reform Commission on April 17, 2017. Many Sanders …

Read More >>

Arkansas inmate has last meal as courts decide fate

April 18, 2017

(CNN)One of eight Arkansas inmates facing possible execution this month had a last meal Monday evening as his fate was being decided by federal and state courts. After the Arkansas Supreme Court stayed the execution of two inmates, the state’s attorney general asked the US Supreme Court to overturn the ruling so the execution of one could proceed. While Bruce Ward has one other stay in place, Don Davis — who had his last meal — could be the first executed over the next 10 …

Read More >>

Court blocks Arkansas from using lethal injection drug

April 15, 2017

(CNN)Plans by Arkansas to execute a group of inmates before the end of the month ran into more problems Friday. Pulaski County Judge Wendell Griffen issued a temporary restraining order that stops the state from using a certain drug for lethal injections. The supplier of the drug argued it wasn’t supposed to be used for capital punishment. It’s unclear what effect the ruling will have on the state’s plans to execute the men. …

Read More >>

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey to return to Sierra Leone – BBC News

April 12, 2017

… to raise funds for UK charity Street Child. It provides shelter and education for homeless children, and estimates that 12,000 children were orphaned in Sierra Leone by the epidemic. It also says 1,400 of those orphans remain “critically at risk” regarding their health and security. “I’m excited to go back,” Ms Cafferkey said. “It’ll be great to see Sierra Leone in a different state, and also know that I might be able to help as well. We weren’t …

Read More >>

Shell corruption probe: New evidence on oil payments – BBC News

April 10, 2017

… controls in order to stay in compliance with America’s tough anti-corruption laws. The question for Shell is what on earth were they doing negotiating with a convicted money launderer, who they suspected might pass the money to the president, months after reaching a previous bribery settlement in the same country. Matthew Page worked for the US state Department in Nigeria for 15 years. He told the BBC: “At a time when Shell should have been cautious having just settled a previous …

Read More >>

9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… fist-shaking battles waged between institutions of higher learning have to do with economics, photon theory or just plain snob appeal, we present the Iron Bowl, the Thanksgiving weekend football game between neighboring universities in the U.S. South The annual, in-state grudge match between Auburn University’s Tigers and the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide dates to 1893 and “basically forces people in this state to take sides the second they’re born,” notes …

Read More >>

Russia to blame for Syria deaths – Sir Michael Fallon – BBC News

April 9, 2017

… was “absurd”. US Secretary of state Rex Tillerson will visit Moscow as planned after the G7 meeting in Italy this week. Related Topics Syria Russia Syrian civil war Michael Fallon More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAnthony Aires’ Blog Bucks Blueprint Anthony Aires’ Blog Bucks BlueprintWP Hypersonic – Developer License Slow websites lose visitors and search rankings. WP Hypersonic combines 8 high-performance methods to load your WordPress pages at …

Read More >>

Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… in Syria because it helps connect the crisis to Americans memories of oustingsecular dictators, like Saddam Hussein or Muammar Qaddafi, only to leave space for horrific groups like the so-called Islamic state. Defenders of Assads rule use the secular label to argue that he is better than any alternative in Syria, despite well-organized homegrown resistance to the dictator and differences between the situation in Syria and those in Iraq and Libya.Kucinich, a two-time Democratic presidential …

Read More >>

Male Lawmakers Suggest Women Go To The ‘Zoo’ For Abortions

April 7, 2017

state Sen. Bob Onder (R)spoke in opposition to a tax hike benefitting the St. Louis Zoo because he opposes the citys proposed ban on employers and landlords from discriminating against women for their reproductive choices. Onder, whose bill targeting abortion clinics had been filibustered the night before, lamented falsely that zoos are more heavily regulated than abortion clinics in Missouri. Maybe we should send the people that want an abortion to the St. Louis Zoo, because we know itll be …

Read More >>

CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… this majority or the next majority, Democrat or Republican, from instituting it on legislative matters? And at that point, the Senate fully becomes the House. (END VIDEOTAPE) (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ (voice-over): Ten-second trivia: What nation sees more tornadoes than any other country on Earth? Is it China, Russia, Saudi Arabia or the United states? The U.S. is far and away the world leader in tornadoes. They’ve been recorded at some point in every state. (END VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ: But …

Read More >>

Americans Persecuted By Egypt Regime Watch As Trump Embraces It

April 6, 2017

… pressure works. I am living proof of that, he said, citing campaigns and frequent statements his supporters made while he was in jail. Soltan criticized the idea of discussing human rights behind closed doors, something he said former Secretary of state John Kerry has tried since the coup to little effect. In addition to his Washington campaign highlighting el-Sissis repression, he has launched a video project about the prison issue and written extensively about his own experience, in the …

Read More >>

Should exercise be compulsory at work? – BBC News

April 5, 2017

… Exercise breaks are a feature of a number of large Japanese companies. In 2010, China reintroduced mandatory exercises twice a day at state-owned companies after a three-year gap. Set up by the Communist Party, they had previously been running since the 1950s, with state radio broadcasting music at 10:00 and 15:00 for workers to do their set exercises. Making exercise compulsory would be seen as a step too far for a country like the UK, but with more and more desk-bound jobs these days, do …

Read More >>

Patrick Stewart says he’s ‘absolutely’ interested in a Professor X cameo in ‘Legion’

April 2, 2017

… his mental state achieved by the end of the season, and the mysteries that remain: Stevens: The [finale] has some questions that have been answered [but] I dont think all of them have been. Thats kind of exciting. The show was intended to have a sort of experiential effect, and really to try and get inside Davids head and the way that he sees the situation. I think some of the confusion is delivered, and quite effective. I think particularly in episode 7, theres quite a lot of exposition and a …

Read More >>