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Source: The Guradian

Kamala Harris: can a 'top cop' win over progressives in 2020?

Today 09:54 GMT

As Kamala Harris prepares to enter the competitive field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates as a frontrunner, the California senator is presenting herself as a criminal justice reformer, an ally of Black Lives Matter, and a defender of America’s most vulnerable citizens.

Bickers, the sex worker rights’ activist, said she would like to see Harris reconcile with her prosecutorial record, admit her failings and demonstrate how she has changed: “We all learn and grow.”

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Source: The Guradian

'If she says

Today 09:53 GMT

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She knows exactly what my expectations are – if something isn’t exciting enough, she’ll tell me it isn’t very “Ottolenghi”.

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Source: The Guradian

Victoria Beckham: ‘You have to be quite controlling’

Today 08:04 GMT

“I wear my clothes, I travel in my clothes, so I really care about what something looks like when you get off a plane or pull it out of a suitcase,” she says to me one day in New York when we are discussing the challenge of a business trip wardrobe that needs only carry-on luggage.

Inside, Mario Sorrenti, fashion royalty since he photographed a nude Kate Moss face down on a sofa for Calvin Klein’s Obsession in 1993, is perched on a wooden crate shooting the first Victoria Beckham X Reebok collection.

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Source: Common Domain

How furloughed workers should recover their family finances after the shutdown

Friday 23:40 GMT

Sunny Blaylock is one of the thousands of furloughed workers whose life is on hold because of the partial government shutdown.

Here are a few other ways furloughed workers can recover when the shutdown is finally over:. The president signed a bill allowing federal employees to receive back-pay when the partial government shutdown ends. “We have to be extremely fiscally conservative and financially competent, which we felt we were but this has made us more acutely aware of this need,” she said.

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Source: DW

Cindy Sherman: The original selfie queen

Friday 23:40 GMT

Using herself as model, American photographer Cindy Sherman critiques our contemporary views of identity and the role of women in society.

Entirely different from the traditional Instagram selfie, the photographs that Sherman posts of herself are distorted using several face-tuning apps; in one series of three images, the artist is seen posing in a red silk kimono but the backgrounds are switched in each photograph.

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Source: BBC

Why so many young workers have ‘side hustles’

Saturday 23:38 GMT

However, when they go to plan, a side hustle can be a unique opportunity to pursue a passion or test out a new career, while maintaining the steady income of a day job.

The 28-year-old is part of a generation of "side hustlers" - entrepreneurial young people who work on their own projects alongside their main source of income. One in four workers run at least one side hustle business, Henley Business School estimates, half of which were started in the past two years.

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Source: Global News

Racist threats continue at GM’s Ohio plant where nooses were found, says lawyer

Saturday 20:54 GMT

Workers who sued General Motors after nooses and racist graffiti were found at its largest U.S. transmission plant nearly two years ago are still facing racial harassment, their attorney said on Thursday.

In the federal lawsuit filed last year, workers described finding three nooses attached to the plant ceiling in March 2017 and then two more nooses in the following months. Nazi symbols and “whites only” were written in the plant’s restrooms and white workers would call black employees racist names, the lawsuit said.

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Source: BBC

Inside the world's biggest festival flop

Saturday 02:25 GMT

Fyre Festival wasn't just a miserable experience for the people who paid to party, it also had a major impact on the local people of the island who helped organisers build the festival.

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Source: The Guradian

With his ‘spygate’ PowerPoint, Marcelo Bielsa has enhanced his legend

Friday 06:04 GMT

Somehow, from an accusation of espionage, Bielsa emerges as somebody not only of intelligence and diligence but of great humility and integrity.

The point is not the data or the detail or even the fact that Bielsa, rather than leaving such matters to teams of analysts, is so obviously personally engaged in such analysis. It’s that he decided the best way to deal with the ridiculous spectacle of the English media in one of its periodical fits of morality was a 70-minute PowerPoint presentation.

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Source: The Week

What Republicans miss about the dignity of work

Friday 06:04 GMT

With unions in shambles and progressives at cultural loggerheads with America's working class, the Republicans are now poised to seize the mantle of Samuel Gompers and Cesar Chavez.

Rather, they want to bolster trades, manufacturing, and other lines of work that seem appropriate for men lacking higher degrees.

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Source: The Week

The age of unretirement

Friday 16:20 GMT

However, if you claim your Social Security payments early and then have a particularly high-earning year in your unretirement, that can boost your payout when you reach full retirement age and your benefit is recalculated.

With the average life span for those who reach age 64 now stretching all the way to 84 years old, those who reach retirement age still have many potential years of work to go.

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Source: The Guradian

Banksy artwork found on garage in Wales sold for six-figure sum

Saturday 08:59 GMT

The garage’s owner, Ian Lewis, has sold the piece, Seasons Greetings, to the Essex-based Banksy expert John Brandler but it will stay in Port Talbot, at least for the time being.

An estimated 20,000 people are thought to have visited his garage since it appeared just before Christmas and round-the-clock security has had to be introduced to protect the artwork. Lewis, a steelworker, who has found it hard to sleep after unexpectedly becoming the owner of a precious piece of art, is said to be hugely relieved.

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Source: DW

Marie Juchacz: A life for justice and equality

Saturday 15:24 GMT

When she died in 1956, the organization honored her life's work in their obituary: "Her entire life was in the service of the struggle for a better and more just world."

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Marie Juchacz — then Marie Gohlke — was born in 1879 in the rural district of Landsberg an der Warthe (now Gorzow Wielkopolski, in Poland). As a young child, she was already well-informed about world politics, and she could often be found poring over the daily newspaper.

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Source: Reuters

Aging Singapore: City-state helps firms retain workers past...

Saturday 02:25 GMT

For his employer, Aerospace Component Engineering Services (ACE Services), the grant helps retain workers like Khan whose skills are difficult to replace.

In most countries, it is left to the private sector to try to keep the experienced workers they need, although Asia’s two other rapidly aging nations - Japan and South Korea - do provide grants and subsidies to firms for their older workers. Philip O’Keefe, a lead economist at the World Bank, said Singapore - where the government has a reputation for innovation and long-term planning - is “a very interesting laboratory”.

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Source: BBC

Hitachi to halt work on Wales nuclear plant

Saturday 05:10 GMT

The Nuclear Industry Association says the UK has six sites that are licensed to build new nuclear power stations and eight sites that are currently generating power.

Duncan Hawthorne, chief executive of Hitachi's Horizon subsidiary, said the Anglesey site remained "the best site for nuclear development in the UK" and that the company would "keep the option to resume development in future". The new nuclear plant had been intended to have a generating capacity of 2,900 MW and have a 60-year operational life.


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