Archive du mois : février 2018

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To resolve complications attributable to sitting, be taught to squat

Sentences that start with the phrase “A guru once told me…” are, more often than not, eye-roll-inducing. But recently, while resting in malasana, or a deep squat, in an East London yoga class, I was struck by the second half of the instructor’s sentence: “A guru once told me that the problem with the West… 0

Comcast threatens Murdoch’s Sky show with rival £22bn proposal

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Liam Fox says Jeremy Corbyn’s plans for an EU customs union can be ‘a total promote-out of Britain’s national pursuits’

Cabinet minister Liam Fox will say allowing the UK to stay in a customs union with the EU after Brexit would be “a complete sell-out” of Britain’s interests. The International Trade Secretary will use a speech to claim the move, which could be forced by a coalition of Labour and Tory rebels, would leave Britain…

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Russia-subsidized truce begins in Syria’s Jap Ghouta

A five-hour « humanitarian pause » called by Russia has come into effect in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta to allow civilians to evacuate the area that has been under continuous aerial bombardment. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin had ordered a truce from 9am-2pm (7:00-12:00 GMT) on Tuesday, as air strikes and ground operations killed more than 550 civilians in…

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Kashmir journalist Kamran Yusuf faces life imprisonment

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – On the morning of September 4 last year, Kamran Yusuf left his home in Kashmir’s Pulwama for work, carrying his backpacks and cameras, but the photojournalist never returned, his family says. The following day, his family came to know through news channels that Yusuf, who has been working as a photographer…

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Apple is launching scientific clinics to command the ‘world’s handiest health care experience’ to its workers

The news comes as Amazon has launched its own effort with Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan to improve health care for those companies’ employees. Delivering better primary care is key to the success of all of these employee-led efforts, as it’s far cheaper to prevent disease than treat people who are already sick. Health problems…

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Saudi Arabia fires high navy chiefs in armed forces shake-up

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has fired his top military commanders and reshuffled his cabinet in a shake-up of key security and government ministries, according to royal decrees. Those dismissed include the Saudi army’s chief of staff, and the heads of the ground and air defence forces. First Lieutenant General Fayyad bin Hamed al-Ruwayli was appointed…

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Okinawans question terminate to defense force flights over faculties

Ginowan City, Okinawa – On the morning of December 7, a group of one-year-old students were getting ready to play outside at their nursery school on the Japanese island of Okinawa when the sound of a low-flying helicopter and a loud bang rang out. « Some children let out a cry, » recalls Eriko Miyagi, a childcare worker…