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Source: The Guradian

A mission for journalism in a time of crisis

14-Nov-2018

If the mission of the Scott Trust is to ensure that Guardian journalism will exist for ever, it is still left to us to define what the mission of that journalism will be.

This is the mission that has motivated so many of the great moments in Guardian history, from our independent reporting of the Spanish civil war to the dramatic Edward Snowden revelations; from taking an anti-colonial position in the Suez crisis to standing up to Rupert Murdoch, the police and politicians in the phone-hacking scandal; from sending Jonathan Aitken to jail to the Panama and Paradise Papers.

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Source: The Guradian

The Correspondent: crowdfunded news site prepares to launch English version

14-Nov-2018

De Correspondent, the Dutch journalism organization which has gained plaudits for its crowdfunded, reader-centric approach to news, aims to launch an English language site in 2019, its co-founder announced on Wednesday.

Rob Wijnberg, who launched De Correspondent following a crowd-funding drive in the Netherlands in 2013, told the Guardian the English-language version, like the Dutch outlet, would focus on “underlying forces in the world that shape our society” rather than the daily news agenda.

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Source: Reuters

Explainer: Blame climate, but crowded forests also fuel California...

Thursday 10:49 GMT

(Reuters) - With a tweet blaming California’s wildfires on “gross mismanagement of the forests,” President Donald Trump dismissed the role of climate change in the worsening blazes across the U.S. West - generating widespread derision in the Golden State.

Recently, California has pushed for changes to the way its forests are managed, including performing more prescribed burns and advocating for harvesting timber from its forests for wood products or energy production.

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Source: BBC

England 3-0 USA: Wayne Rooney farewell appearance ends in victory

Friday 22:46 GMT

England celebrated Wayne Rooney's final international appearance with a comfortable friendly win over the United States at Wembley.

Rooney, winning his 120th cap in a fundraiser for his charitable foundation, made a 33-minute appearance on a night England showed their appreciation for their 33-year-old record goalscorer. He emerged to take the captain's armband with the Three Lions well in control in front of a healthy crowd of 68,155.

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Source: The Guradian

Farewell to Wayne Rooney brought cheers and a hymn to the new age

Saturday 02:25 GMT

The Rooney era spanned the age of the deadening Wembley night, of crowds that come in late and leave for the early tube, of mooching, one-paced England teams enlivened only by a brief moment of Wazza.

The Rooney farewell seemed fair enough, a great England player with enough fondness among the crowd to make it a fun, warm occasion.

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Source: Fox News

Homeless good Samaritan GoFundMe scam reveals risks of falling victim to fake crowdfunding campaigns

Saturday 14:30 GMT

"Campaigns with misuse make up less than one-tenth of one percent of all campaigns," a GoFundMe spokesperson previously said in a statement. "We have a zero tolerance policy for fraudulent behavior."

A homeless veteran praised for spending his last $20 to help a motorist stranded on a suspect stretch of highway, a woman trying to check items off her terminally ill son's bucket list before losing him to leukemia, a family friend organizing a memorial for a soldier killed in Afghanistan — all of these stories tug at people's heartstrings, but they also have one other thing in common: they're lies.

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Source: BBC

ATP Finals: Roger Federer beaten by Alexander Zverev in semi-finals

Sunday 08:04 GMT

Roger Federer must wait until 2019 for another chance to reach 100 career titles after semi-final defeat by Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals.

In scenes reminiscent of Naomi Osaka's victory speech at the US Open when her win was overshadowed by Serena Williams' outbursts, Zverev was left apologising to both the crowd and Federer after one of the biggest wins in his career. "I apologised to Roger at the net already, he said it is OK and it is in the rules," the world number five said.

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Source: The Guradian

Alexander Zverev beats Roger Federer in straight sets in ATP Finals semis

Sunday 12:39 GMT

Roger Federer will have to wait a little longer to win his 100th tournament title after Alexander Zverev beat him in straight sets to reach the final of the ATP Tour Finals.

A year after losing here to Federer in three sets, Zverev showed how he is growing, in maturity, self-confidence and, crucially, stamina. In a remark lost among his several other interesting observations after qualifying for the semi-finals, Zverev described how he used to manage his physical and mental workload.


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