There is so much chaos contained in that sequence of events: under what terms would the UK leave? Perhaps that goes without saying, but it still seems important that history doesn’t record this destructive phase as culpritless, like a typhoon. The Spanish foreign minister, Josep Borrell, said explicitly at the end of last year that Scotland would be accepted. It is completely understandable that in Scotland support for independence reached an all-time high of 50% last week. She then plans to use her leverage with whoever emerges as the largest party to bring about a second independence referendum next year.
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Introduced around the country two decades ago, threat assessments originally were intended to identify children who might commit mass shootings. In well-meaning attempts to prevent gun violence and keep students safe, districts around the country have implemented threat assessment procedures that can stigmatize whole groups of students, most notably kids with disabilities. His story should motivate district officials to re-evaluate their use of threat assessments, said Maryam Ahranjani, a law professor at the University of New Mexico. Photograph: Don J Usner/Searchlight New MexicoIn Albuquerque, threat assessments reflect national patterns of inequity that affect black students and students with disabilities. Armenta said in an email that the district never “refers students for threat assessments based on ethnicity, ability or any other distinguishing trait”.
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But he said that while talented business people once aspired to run big firms, they might now think twice. Mullen’s remarks on pay kicked off an annual shareholder meeting season that nevertheless is expected to focus on corporate Australia’s response to the climate crisis. BHP and Origin Energy are among companies to face shareholder resolutions over global heating while other companies are set to face questions over social issues ranging from slavery to the deportation of asylum seekers. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Origin Energy is among the companies to face shareholder resolutions on global heating during the 2019 annual general meeting season. In finance, three of the big four banks – ANZ, NAB and Westpac – will face climate resolutions when they meet later in the year.
October 15, 2019 05:28 UTC
Liverpool ace James Milner tells funny Gareth Bale story after 2018 Champions League finalJames Milner has recounted the time he bumped into Gareth Bale soon after the Real Madrid star crushed Liverpool’s Champions League dreams in 2018. Liverpool lost the European Cup final 17 months ago in Kiev after Bale inspired Los Blancos to victory. Looking back at Bale’s performance in the final with BT Sport, Milner first made clear: “I don’t hate him! Speaking about Gareth Bale brought back bad memories for James Milner“And who’s buggy is parked in front of mine on the tee? James Milner is a keen golfer when not on the football pitchTrendingGareth Bale put Real Madrid ahead in the 2018 Champions League final with an overhead kick
October 15, 2019 05:15 UTC
United co-owner Kevin Glazer is set to sell his 13 per-cent stake in the clubManchester United co-owner Kevin Glazer is reportedly looking to jump ship and sell his stake in the club. According to The Sun, Kevin has converted his class B shares into class A shares, which will allow him to trade them on the New York Stock Exchange. And it appears Kevin is ready to bite the bullet and cash out of the club. Kevin Glazer's siblings have already gained greater control of UnitedTrendingThe Sun claim the Kevin Glazer Irrevocable Exempt Family Trust has 20,899,366 A shares, which are worth £270m. It is also reported that Kevin has a further 3,765,392 A shares, worth nearly £50m, from KEGT Holdings.
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Man Utd have been urged to re-sign Zlatan IbrahimovicManchester United should be targeting Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the January transfer window instead of Mario Mandzukic. That’s the opinion of ESPN pundit Gab Marcotti, who believes the LA Galaxy ace can do more than the Croatian. Man Utd have been heavily linked with a January move for cut-price Juventus star Mandzukic as they look to solve their striker woes. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be leaving LA Galaxy in January“I think he would benefit many clubs,” he said on ESPN FC. TrendingZlatan Ibrahimovic left Man Utd in 2018
October 15, 2019 05:03 UTC
Should they succeed in their quest to undermine encryption, our public infrastructure and private lives will be rendered permanently unsafe. In the simplest terms, encryption is a method of protecting information, the primary way to keep digital communications safe. WhatsApp, the messaging service owned by Facebook, already uses end-to-end encryption (E2EE): in March the company announced its intention to incorporate E2EE into its other messaging apps – Facebook Messenger and Instagram – as well. To justify its opposition to encryption, the US government has, as is traditional, invoked the spectre of the web’s darkest forces. • Edward Snowden is former CIA officer and whistleblower, and author of Permanent Record.
October 15, 2019 05:00 UTC
Last year the Guardian reported that the homelessness outreach charity St Mungo’s was working with Home Office teams searching for rough sleepers to arrest and deport. A Home Office spokesperson told the Guardian that this information was requested so that RSSS could provide support. “We provide the venue for those Home Office surgeries,” a spokesman said. The Chinese Information and Advice Centre in Soho also hosts Home Office advice surgeries. “They make clear that they are Home Office immigration officers and do not provide immigration advice.”
Manchester United manager target Massimiliano Allegri has decided not to take another job in Italy due to his Juventus past. Man Utd are targeting former Juventus boss Massimiliano AllegriMan Utd admire Massimiliano AllegriHis initial plan was to take a sabbatical but the United job holds a big appeal for the 52-year-old, who would like to build on Sir Alex Ferguson's legacy. "At the moment, Tottenham are a better squad than Manchester United – and that is a telling fact. "It’s alright saying, 'this is Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world', but has it got the team to go with it to represent Manchester United?" Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be replaced by Massimiliano Allegri
October 15, 2019 04:52 UTC
When David Fincher’s Fight Club was released 20 years ago, it was a crystal ball that was mistaken for a cultural crisis, much like Do the Right Thing had been a decade earlier and perhaps Joker is now. The Sixth Sense at 20: the smash hit that remains impossible to define Read moreWhat cannot be predicted, however, is how items like Fight Club will shift during flight. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Edward Norton and Brad Pitt in Fight Club Photograph: Allstar/20th Century FoxIt all begins, as many terrible things do, with the pissy aggrievement of a young white male. What Fight Club missed in 1999 – and comes oh-so-close to getting – is how much the rage it identifies is connected to white supremacy. Fight Club saw it coming, with thrilling vividness and wit and technical panache.
When Gyula Remes died on 19 December 2018, across the road from the Houses of Parliament, there was an outcry. Q&A What is 'The empty doorway' - the Guardian series on people who died homeless? Six months after Remes’ death, Kasza has moved to Birmingham, where he thought it would be easier to find work. Gyula Remes died on a cold December night. We tell him about the inquest verdict, that Remes died of a heart attack and acute alcohol poisoning.
Cancer-causing chemical found in WeWork phone booths Read moreWeWork rents buildings long-term, gives them a millennial makeover with beer taps, communal spaces and tiny workspaces, and then rents them out short-term. Staff said they had concerns about the influence that Neumann’s wife, Rebekah Paltrow Neumann, had at the company. The company’s decision to launch WeGrow, a “conscious entrepreneurial” private primary school run inside WeWork’s headquarters, was spearheaded by Paltrow Neumann. Multiple employees lost their jobs at WeWork after Paltrow Neumann met them and she didn’t like their energy, according to the Wall Street Journal. The school will now close and Paltrow Neumann has been barred from serving on the company’s board.
The government said it was routine for ministers to support British businesses bidding for major foreign contracts. “I am certain that Petrofac will do everything possible to deliver the most attractive techno-commercial offer for the project,” the prime minister wrote. Petrofac said it sought British government support for landing the contract through Britain’s ambassador in Bahrain, in line with common practice. His office said it was an opportunity to visit Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa after the cancellation of a scheduled visit while he had been prime minister. “Mr Cameron, both as prime minister and subsequently, has been an enthusiastic advocate for British businesses around the world.
But in 2008, Leadiant acquired the rights to Chenofalk, and developed its own version, known as CDCA Leadiant. What was initially a dispute inside the Netherlands has bled across borders, with Belgian patients with CTX now being affected. These, Leadiant says, are more extensive and significantly more strict today than they were when earlier CDCA drugs were developed. “CDCA Leadiant has been developed and brought to market at substantial cost,” the company says. When it comes to market authorisation and orphan drugs, Leadiant says, “it should not be about small or large scale, but safe scale”.
Scientists said that pregnant women must attempt to protect themselves from air pollution ALAMYPoor air quality may raise the risk of “silent” miscarriages, in the latest evidence that pollution can harm babies during pregnancy. This occurs when a foetus has died but not physically miscarried, meaning that women are often unaware their pregnancy has ended. The research used the clinical records of a quarter of a million pregnant women and correlated them to their homes and jobs. Overall, 6.8 per cent had a silent miscarriage but the likelihood of experiencing it rose with pollution exposure. Writing in Nature Sustainability, the scientists said that the work showed the importance…
October 15, 2019 00:00 UTC