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` Democracy vouchers ' will improve politics
(In These Times) — de•moc•ra•cy vouch•ers 1. When the government gives voters money that can be donated to a political candidate. “Democracy vouchers were like winning the lottery for a first-time, non-wealthy, nontraditional candidate like me.” —Teresa Mosqueda, elected in 2017 as the youngest memb
American politics : The Trump Show , season two
Our first cover of 2019 looks at the Donald Trump Show as it enters its next season. In the first two years of his presidency, Mr Trump was lucky. A roaring economy and surging financial markets gave him an air of invulnerability despite the chaos and sleaze in the White House. Now the weather has c
Kenyan MPs block drive for more women in politics
NAIROBI, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Low turnout scuppered a vote guaranteeing Kenyan women more seats in parliament on Wednesday, with campaigners saying it was “a dark day” for citizens in the east African nation.
Ousted UN envoy : Somalia 's politics could beget conflict
FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, file photo, Nicholas Haysom, then the top UN envoy in Afghanistan, speaks during a press conference in Kabul. Somalia’s government on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 ordered Nicholas Haysom, the United Nations envoy to Somalia, to leave amid questions over the arrest o
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Stocks bounce back on US-China hopes; eyes on US jobs data
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday and Wall Street was set to open higher after heavy losses this week, as investors welcomed news of trade talks between the U.S. and China and braced for U.S. jobs data.
How Much Are IndoStar Capital Finance Limited (NSE:INDOSTAR) Insiders Taking Off The Table?
We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. On the other hand, we’d be remiss not to mention that insider sales have been known to precede tough periods for a business. So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling
PEW Says Christians ‘Overrepresented’ In Congress
Christians are “overrepresented” in Congress compared to their representation in U.S. society, a new PEW report found. The research group’s analysis of incoming Senate and House members shows Protestant Christians comprising 54.9 percent, compared to 48 percent of the U.S. adult population. Further,
Circle’s OTC Crypto Trading Desk Saw $24 Billion in Volume in 2018
Crypto heavyweight Circle stated in a blog post that their OTC (Over-the-counter) business has facilitated over $24 Billion worth of trades. This is a huge number given that OTC trading volumes are not reported publicly and there have been growing discussions about institutional investor activity ov
YOUR MONEY: The IRS might be closed, but your taxes are still due
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Services is closed, thanks to the government shutdown, but your taxes are still due on April 15 and that is why individuals need to proceed through tax season as if nothing is amiss, experts say.
Project Cars game studio is working on “the most powerful console ever built”
London-based game development shop Slightly Mad Studios – which is behind the Project CARS racing sim series, as well as the Need for Speed: Shift franchise – is living up to its name with the announcement of its next project: a game console to rival the Xbox and PlayStation, and support VR content,
Microsoft Office vs Google Docs Suite vs LibreOffice in 2019
Microsoft Office went for many years without serious competition, but Google and The Document Foundation have brought those days to a close. Google Docs and LibreOffice are compelling office suites with a rich set of tools to create and edit documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more, and you
Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone could introduce a completely new design with new features — here are 11 rumors about what to expect
Rumors surrounding the Galaxy S10 suggest some significant changes to Samsung's flagship Galaxy S lineup in 2019. Some of the rumored changed include a total redesign, improved cameras, and new bleeding edge features.
Volvo wants to fit its cars with a camera that watches you while you drive
Even George Orwell didn’t go this far in 1984. Swedish car brand Volvo will give buyers the option of paying for a driver-facing in-car camera before the end of 2019. This technology sounds Big Brother-esque, but Volvo stresses the camera can make driving safer, detect health problems, and unlock a
Why your iPhone and Android phone will cost more in 2019
If you thought $1,000 was outrageous for an iPhone or Android device, you're in for a nasty surprise in 2019. Thanks to Apple and Samsung phones like the iPhone XS and Galaxy Note 9, $999 is the new normal. And that's only the starting price. Level up your storage and phones become more costly still
Entertainment tax goes into effect
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has now implemented a tax on entertainment that was postponed last year. The Inland Revenue Division (IRD), has announced that an EC$1500 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) flat rate will now be paid on entertainment events making up to EC$
Fairhope rejects entertainment district
At its Dec. 20 meeting, the Fairhope City Council declined to pass an ordinance that would have created an entertainment district for the city’s Central Business District. Several residents spoke out about the proposed district, which would allow for the open carry of alcoholic beverages within cert
Resorts World Catskills Casino announces January entertainment schedule
MONTICELLO, N.Y. — Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort will host a line-up of celebrated Hudson Valley and Catskills performers throughout January. The resort's monthly live-music schedule includes free performances. The resort is located at 888 Resorts World Drive, Monticello, N.Y.
Winter Arts & Entertainment
Donâ€™t get too cozy; central Iowa has many fun things to do this winter. Iowaâ€™s winter weather is predictably unpredictable, but, sooner or later, arctic winds eventually deliver freezing temps. Be that as it may… donâ€™t give in. Instead, get up. Get out. Get to laughing, living and loving life
Old favorites , outdated attitudes : Can entertainment expire ?
So begins 1940’s “The Philadelphia Story”: with a case of domestic assault played for laughs. Eight decades later, the movie is clearly two things: uneasy fare for a post-#metoo culture — and an enduring American classic.
Penn State HC Pat Chambers Suspended 1 Game for Pushing Myles Dread
Penn State men's basketball head coach Pat Chambers has been suspended for one game for pushing freshman guard Myles Dread during a timeout in the Nittany Lions' 68-55 loss at No. 2 Michigan on Thursday.
DeRozan, Spurs rout Raptors in Leonard’s return
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — James Harden hit a contested 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left in overtime and finished with his second triple-double of the week and fifth straight 40-point game, rallying the Houston Rockets past the Golden State Warriors 135-134 in a thriller between Western Conference powers
James Harden shut down the Warriors in OT with a circus, game-winning 3
James Harden is an assassin. A cold-blooded killer. A reigning NBA Most Valuable Player of the Year award winner who refuses to end his campaign to repeat as MVP this season. Harden’s latest feat capped off a spectacular Rockets comeback victory over the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors o
Top-Ranked UConn Suffers First Regular-Season Loss in More Than Four Years Against Baylor
WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown had 20 points and 17 rebounds as No. 8 Baylor won over a top-ranked team for the first time, beating UConn 68-57 Thursday night and handing the Huskies their first regular-season loss in more than four years.
NFL rumors: Why Steelers might trade Antonio Brown sooner than later
NFL rumors: Why Steelers might trade Antonio Brown sooner than later originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com. The Pittsburgh Steelers' season only ended four days ago, but speculation surrounding embattled wide receiver Antonio Brown continues to ramp up.
Holyrood Health Committee backs UK Brexit Bill to secure continuing care
A Holyrood committee has given its backing to legislation designed to ensure UK citizens can still access free medical treatment overseas after Brexit. But MSPs on the Health Committee said there were a “number of issues regarding the operation of the current scheme”.
Sign-ups steady as health law case goes to appeals court
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says 8.4 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under the Obama health law, reflecting steady enrollment even as supporters of the law appeal a court ruling that declares it unconstitutional.
Olivia Newton-John pokes fun at ` exaggerated ' health rumors
(CNN) – Olivia Newton-John assured her fans she’s “doing great” in a new video posted Wednesday, amid rumors the legendary performer is in declining health. “I just want to say that the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated, to quote a very famous quote,” the singer said in a video posted
Schumacher friends stay silent about health condition
Those closest to Michael Schumacher have defended the family’s decision to refuse to divulge information about the F1 legend’s health status. Schumacher, the seven time world champion, turns 50 on Thursday amid almost complete secrecy about the extent of brain injuries he sustained in a 2013 skiing
Mexican man charged with killing cop gets mental health exam
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - A Mexican national accused of living in the U.S. illegally was charged with murder Wednesday in the shooting death of a California police officer who pulled him over to check if he was driving drunk.