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Judge frees Mary Trump from gag order, Donald Trump's niece may speak freely as her tell-all book is published

Unhinged Trump tweets in three, two, one... A judge on Monday released Mary L. Trump, PhD from a gag order. This means the president’s niece may speak freely about Donald and the rest of the family, and promote her book about the Trump she calls 'The Most Dangerous Man In The World.” Mary Trump and Simon & Schuster won the lawsuit that sought to stop publication of “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” which hits bookshelves tomorrow. Said Mary Tr...
Tags: Post, Books, Business, Publishing, Politics, New York, News, Drama, US news, Lawsuits, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald, Mary, Brian Stelter, Greenwald


Judge frees Mary Trump from gag order, allowing Donald Trump's niece to speak freely about what a monster the president is

A judge on Monday released Mary L. Trump, PhD from a gag order. This means the president’s niece may speak freely about Donald and the rest of the family, and promote her book about the Trump she calls 'The Most Dangerous Man In The World.” Mary Trump and Simon & Schuster won the lawsuit that sought to stop publication of “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” which hits bookshelves tomorrow. Said Mary Trump's attorney Ted Boutrous: “The court got...
Tags: Post, Books, Business, Publishing, Politics, New York, News, Drama, US news, Lawsuits, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald, Brian Stelter, Greenwald, Ted Boutrous


After mixed messages and mess-ups, Johnson bows to the inevitable

Apparent indecision over new policy to contain spread of Covid-19 won’t help people seeking clear guidanceFace masks must be worn in shops across England from 24 JulyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMaking facing coverings in English shops mandatory had increasingly appeared an inevitable next step in the government’s campaign against coronavirus after the prime minister appeared wearing one on Friday, and mused about taking a stricter approach.On Sunday, Michael Gove ...
Tags: Business, Politics, England, UK News, Retail industry, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus outbreak


Apply today: City of LA will pay up to $2,000 of your rent due to coronavirus

LOS ANGELES — A five-day application period opens Monday, July 13, for a city relief program aimed at helping Los Angeles residential tenants struggling with the economic affects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The application process for the Emergency Renters Relief Program will be open for five days, starting at 8 a.m. Monday and closing at 11:59 p.m. Friday, said Ann Sewill, general manager of the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, which is charged with administering the progr...
Tags: Business, Florida, Politics, News, Housing, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Rent, Local News, Southern California, Martinez, Farrell


Three in four UK firms unprepared for Brexit, study shows

IoD says half of companies questioned cannot fully plan for end of transition period due to lack of clarity on rulesOnly one in four companies are prepared for Britain’s full departure from the European Union in five months time, company directors have warned.Manufacturing firms in particular are unlikely to be ready for the end of the transition period with a lack of clarity on rule changes a bigger impediment to Brexit preparation than the need to focus on the coronavirus pandemic, according t...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, International Trade, Economics, European Union, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, Global Economy, Manufacturing sector, Brexit, Institute of Directors, Institute of Directors Continue


Bono campaign group accuses UK of wasting international aid budget

Campaign group One, founded by U2 frontman, is calling for a reorganisation of aid spendingA development campaign group founded by Bono has accused the UK government of wasting a large chunk of its international aid budget and called for spending on overseas assistance to be cut by £1.6bn.In a report that echoes criticisms by some Conservative MPs, the U2 singer’s One campaign said there was too much spending on projects that failed to reduce poverty. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Bono, Economics, Society, UK News, Foreign Policy, Aid, Dominic Raab


Priti Patel to unveil details of post-Brexit immigration plans

Home secretary will announce the biggest overhaul of the UK system in decadesThe home secretary is to unveil further detail on the future of immigration in the UK on Monday in an attempt to prepare businesses and organisations for the biggest overhaul of the system in decades.The Home Office has previously revealed the core principles behind the forthcoming points-based system, which is meant to be introduced when the transition period from leaving the European Union ends on 1 January. Under the...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Education, European Union, UK News, Immigration and asylum, NHS, Home Office, Universities, Priti Patel


Until Covid-19 uncertainty melts away there's little chance of full economic recovery

Nations are entering the critical economic phase of the pandemic: how to get consumers spending againCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHealth considerations were all that mattered in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. Governments ordered businesses to shut even though they knew activity would fall sharply as a consequence. There was a clear message to the public: stay at home and save lives.The lockdowns had the desired effect. The number of new cases soon peake...
Tags: Business, Politics, Economics, Australia news, Economic policy, Economic recovery, Economic growth (GDP, Coronavirus outbreak


Is too much trade at stake for Britain to stand up to Beijing?

Boris Johnson’s defence of democracy in Hong Kong has put at risk both exports and Chinese investment in UK infrastructureWhen China’s ambassador to London, Liu Xiaoming, warned this month that there would be “countermeasures” if ministers interfered in Chinese internal affairs over Hong Kong, it sent a shudder through Britain’s battered business community.After four months during which the pandemic has plunged the economy into a recession, this was not a message to fill boardrooms with joy. Con...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Politics, UK, London, China, UK News, World news, Beijing, Britain, Asia Pacific, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Trade Policy, Liu Xiaoming


How to turn off political ads on Facebook

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. It’s election year in the US, which means you’re probably going to see lots of political ads. While some social media platforms have banned them — such as Twitter — Facebook has yet to do so. But luckily, as of this June, it does offer an option to shut them off yourself. Facebook‘s history with political ads, and politics in general, is a complicated and unpl...
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Coronavirus unemployment: California jobless claims drop for two weeks in a row

California’s battered job market showed signs of improvement amid widespread business shutdowns and cutbacks due to the coronavirus with a decrease in first-time claims for unemployment, federal labor officials reported Thursday. An estimated 267,100 workers California filed initial claims for jobless benefits during the week that ended on July 4, which was down about 10,000 from the 277,400 who filed unemployment claims for the first time during the week ending on June 27, according to a new re...
Tags: Business, Politics, Technology, Jobs, News, California, Restaurants, California News, Sport, Economy, Soccer, United States, United, U S Labor Department, Coronavirus


Why CalPERS, the country’s largest pension fund, is getting into banking

Retired DMV clerks, former firefighters and aging government bean-counters across California, put on your three-piece suits: You might be getting into the banking business. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, which manages a nearly $400 billion basket of nest eggs for retired public workers across the state, is wading into the rollicking market for private debt. It used to be that lending directly to small and medium-sized companies not traded on public stock exchanges was the bu...
Tags: Apple, Business, Politics, London, News, California, La, Retirement, Alabama, California News, Sport, Economy, Soccer, DMV, Pensions, Margaret Brown


Penn Jillette: The year that shattered America's illusions

In this Big Think Live session, magician, author, and cultural critic Penn Jillette will discuss the giant upheavals of 2020 through the lens of what he knows best: illusions. Which social, personal, and governmental illusions have been shattered this year, and how (and what) should we rebuild? Jillette, one half the world's most famous magic duo with Teller, will also give tips on how to foster long-term business partnerships and sustain creativity, and how he maintains a clear, rational mind i...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Learning, Religion, Race, America, Mindfulness, Brain, United States, Innovation, Protests, Atheism, Mind, Humanity, Personal Growth, Penn Jillette


LIVE TOMORROW| Penn Jillette: The year that shattered America's illusions

Add event to your calendar The year 2020 will go down in history as one that shook our inner and outer worlds. In this Big Think Live session, magician, author, and cultural critic Penn Jillette will discuss the giant upheavals of 2020 through the lens of what he knows best: illusions. Which social, personal, and governmental illusions have been shattered this year, and how (and what) should we rebuild? Jillette, one half the world's most famous magic duo with Teller, will also give ...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Learning, Religion, Race, America, Mindfulness, Brain, United States, Innovation, Protests, Atheism, Mind, Humanity, Personal Growth, Penn Jillette


Here’s how Facebook found disinformation networks tied to Bolsonaro and Roger Stone

Facebook has taken down disinformation networks linked to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and disgraced former Trump adviser Roger Stone, the company announced yesterday. The network connected to Bolsonaro was “involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior in Brazil” that sought to influence elections and denigrate opponents of the government, according to Facebook. Most recently, the accounts have echoed Bolsonaro’s claims that the coronavirus pandemic has been exaggerated — which even a posi...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Social Media, Artificial Intelligence, Brazil, Trump, Roger Stone, Facebook Most, Jair Bolsonaro, Neural, Bolsonaro


Mass unemployment feared despite Rishi Sunak's 'plan for jobs'

Economic experts, unions and Labour sound warning after summer statementRishi Sunak has been warned he will need to act far more decisively to prevent mass unemployment this autumn after unveiling a £30bn mini budget designed to tempt nervous consumers out their Covid-19 hibernation.The chancellor announced a short-term cut in VAT for hospitality and tourism and an August “eat out to help out” discount scheme as the government sought to send out a message to the public that it was safe to leave ...
Tags: Business, Politics, Money, Economics, Tax, UK News, Labour, Trade unions, Economic policy, Property, Stamp Duty, Economic recovery, Job losses, Rishi Sunak, Summer statement 2020


Is mask-shaming effective?

NYU associate professor Jennifer Jacquet writes that effective shaming can be a powerful tool for social change. Tess Wilkinson-Ryan, law and psychology professor at the University of Penn, believes shame is useless in the case of the pandemic. The politicization of the coronavirus takes our attention away from the failure of the administration. I can expect anywhere between two and five Karen tweets to come across my social media feed every day. Recently, there was the $40,000 Rolex-wearing C...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, Politics, America, Karen, Public Health, Innovation, Nevada, Costco, Joe, Social Change, Nyu, Derek, Twitter Facebook, Dunbar, North Hollywood


Unions urge Rishi Sunak to do more on unemployment

TUC and thinktanks call for immediate action to stem rising tide of redundanciesBusiness lobby groups and trade unions have called on the UK government to do more to help companies and workers recover from the coronavirus lockdown.They warned that many otherwise viable firms still faced “maximum jeopardy right now” despite the chancellor on Wednesday announcing a string of radical measures. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Economics, UK News, Trade unions, Economic recovery, TUC, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus outbreak, Summer statement 2020


City of Los Angeles will pay $2,000 toward your rent — here’s how to apply

LOS ANGELES — A relief program to help Los Angeles residential tenants and landlords struggling with the economic affects of the COVID-19 pandemic will begin taking applications on Monday, July 13, officials announced Wednesday. The application process for the Emergency Renters Relief Program will be open for five days, starting at 8 a.m. on July 13, and closing at 11:59 p.m. on July 17, said Ann Sewill, general manager of the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, which is cha...
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Devolved nations call on Treasury for billions in extra spending

Finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland say Rishi Sunak must offer moreThe Treasury has failed to quell demands from finance ministers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for billions in extra spending despite an offer of a further £1.6bn.The devolved governments welcomed some of the chancellor’s initiatives, including a temporary cut to VAT for tourism businesses and fresh incentives to reemploy furloughed staff, but said Rishi Sunak’s package fell far short of the stimulu...
Tags: Business, Politics, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Northern Ireland, Treasury, Scotland Wales, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus outbreak, Summer statement 2020


UK nominates Liam Fox to lead World Trade Organization

Government describes former international trade secretary as ‘ideal candidate’ for top job Liam Fox, Britain’s former international trade secretary, will be nominated by the UK to be the next head of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the government’s Department for International Trade has confirmed.Fox was a cabinet minister in Theresa May’s government between July 2016 and July 2019, and has been a Conservative MP since 1992. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, World news, Fox, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, World Trade Organization, Liam Fox, Brexit, World Trade Organization WTO, Trade Policy


UK coronavirus live: Rishi Sunak unveils stamp duty cut, furlough bonus and August discount for eating out

Chancellor delivers summer statement in the Commons on UK economic recovery from pandemicThe chancellor’s key points at a glanceFull report: Sunak unveils stamp duty holiday and hospitality VAT cutBoris Johnson refuses to apologise to care workers at PMQsPM’s local hospital closes to emergency admissions after Covid-19 outbreakGlobal coronavirus updates – live 2.28pm BST Business groups like the chancellor’s announcement.Here is an extract from the response from Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, the C...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Recession, Economics, Cbi, UK News, Housing Market, Tax and spending, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Today, Economic policy, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Pmqs


UK coronavirus live: Rishi Sunak unveils furlough bonus, stamp duty cut and August discount for eating out

Chancellor making summer statement in the Commons on UK economic recovery from pandemicThe chancellor’s key points at a glanceBoris Johnson refuses to apologise to care workers at PMQsPM’s local hospital closes to emergency admissions after Covid-19 outbreak‘We mess with this virus at our peril’: Sturgeon urges cautionGlobal coronavirus updates – live 1.28pm BST The struggling childcare sector is disappointed by the Chancellor’s statement, our colleague Sally Weale reports.“The Chancellor to...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Recession, Economics, UK News, Housing Market, Tax and spending, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Economic policy, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Johnson, Sturgeon


Rishi Sunak unveils stamp duty holiday and hospitality VAT cut

Chancellor announces £9bn reward for firms bringing back furloughed workersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government will slash VAT in pubs and restaurants, introduce a stamp duty holiday and spend up to £9bn rewarding employers that bring back furloughed staff, the chancellor said in his summer statement on Wednesday.Outlining measures designed to protect existing jobs and create thousands of new ones, Rishi Sunak said he offered all nations of the UK comprehens...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Economics, Pubs, UK News, Food & drink industry, Stamp Duty, Economic recovery, Services sector, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus outbreak, Summer statement 2020


Summer statement: Rishi Sunak plans temporary job creation scheme for under-25s

Six-month placements aim to help those hardest hit by the Covid-19 lockdownSummer statement - the key announcementsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRishi Sunak will respond to growing fears of a surge in youth unemployment from Britain’s pandemic-scarred economy on Wednesday with a £2bn temporary job creation scheme for the under-25s.Amid evidence that the fallout from the Covid-19-enforced lockdown has hit vulnerable young workers harder than other age groups, the cha...
Tags: Business, Politics, Recession, Economics, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Unemployment, Economic policy, Youth Unemployment, Economic growth (GDP, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus outbreak


Tory ministers from 1980s fear return to mass unemployment

Lords King and Fowler say local and national leaders must learn from policies of Thatcher eraTwo grandees of the Thatcher era have urged the government to learn lessons from the mass unemployment of the 1980s, as the Treasury draws up plans to limit a collapse in the jobs market caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Tom King, who was employment secretary in 1983 when the grim milestone of 3 million unemployed people was reached, told the Guardian that ministers should be prepared to consider proppi...
Tags: Business, Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Unemployment, Margaret Thatcher, Northern Ireland, Treasury, Thatcher, Tom King, Fowler, Coronavirus outbreak


Props to you, Californians: Real estate’s 3 slices of the November ballot

This wouldn’t be a California election without at least a few wildly contentious ballot measures about housing and property taxes. After a bit of last-minute legislative maneuvering, the 12 propositions that California voters will be asked to weigh in on has been finalized. Here’s the three real estate-related ones … Prop 15: Split roll Who put it there: Citizens. Campaign largely funded by the California Teachers Association, SEIU California and the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation Type: Cons...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Politics, News, California, Housing, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Jeff Bridges, Los Angeles Times, Legislature, San Mateo, Aids Healthcare Foundation, Weinstein


Why is everyone so selfish? Science explains

Selfish behavior has been analyzed by philosophers and psychologists for centuries.New research shows people may be wired for altruistic behavior and get more benefits from it.Crisis times tend to increase self-centered acts. Why do so many people seem so selfish these days, putting their needs first? The coronavirus has not only decimated our population and placed lives on anxious hold, it has also been a test of character. A test that, by and large, we appear to be failing. People are at each...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Society, Brain, Yale, Innovation, Consciousness, Mind, Paul Krugman, Ucla, Self, Social Psychology, Yale University, Nature Communications, Peter Singer, University of Zurich


Not yet independence, freedom or justice for all in America on this July 4th

Often, too often, we use independence and freedom interchangeably. Even dictionaries and thesauruses say the words each mean to some degree the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint (freedom) or the state of being free from the control or power of another (independence). On this July 4, 2020, we are reevaluating what those definitions mean to us, our families, friends and neighbors, to people we don't know personally and to the United States as a who...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Usa, England, New York, Taxes, Justice, Maryland, Massachusetts, Africa, Freedom, America, Independence, United States, Current Affairs, Equality


Huawei could be cut out of UK's 5G network this year, say reports

GCHQ believed to be advising Boris Johnson that Chinese firm poses higher security riskThe UK is poised to end the use of Huawei technology in its 5G network as soon as this year because of security concerns, according to reports.The prime minister, Boris Johnson, is set to make a major policy change after GCHQ is believed to have reassessed the risks posed by the Chinese technology company, newspapers have said. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Technology, Gchq, Conservatives, UK News, World news, US news, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, UK security and counter-terrorism, Boris Johnson, Huawei, 5g



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