Japanese Banks at Risk as Borrowing in Dollars Doubles, BIS Says

June 26, 2017

… stable sources, risks haven’t been completely eliminated, according to the Basel, Switzerland-based group. ‘Pressure Point’ “Banks’ continued reliance on short-term U.S. dollar funding remains a pressure point,” the organization said in the report, referring to firms outside the U.S. “Questions remain about the resilience of funding under more stressed conditions.” The 250-page report also highlighted difficulties banks face improving …

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Could Trump’s vague plan to expand rural broadband actually work? It’s hard to tell

June 25, 2017

… cables to utility poles and eliminate caps on how much providers can charge consumers. Several consumer advocacy groups oppose this approach and argue that it won’t expand broadband coverage and could even diminish service. Public Knowledge, a public interest group focused on digital competition, said in an FCC filing that Pajit’s proposal will “abandon critical consumer protections, threaten the stability and reliability of the nation’s communications networks, and …

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Britains Financial Power Is Already Seeping Away

June 24, 2017

… economy and some 1.1 million jobs. “There will be a lot of political pressure to get as much of the finance industry moved to the EU as possible,” said Tom Kirchmaier, a fellow in the financial-markets group at the London School of Economics. “The big question will be what the final role of the City will be in Europe.” The latest shot across Britain’s bow came early Friday when President Mario Draghi’s ECB said it will try to revise …

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Leading universities rated ‘bronze’ under new ranking system – BBC News

June 22, 2017

… School of Science & Technology Limited Provisional London School of Theology Provisional London South Bank University Silver London Studio Centre Limited Silver Loughborough College Silver Loughborough University Gold Luther King House Educational Trust Provisional Macclesfield College Provisional The University of Manchester Silver LTE group Silver Manchester Metropolitan University Silver Met Film School Limited Provisional Middlesbrough College Gold Middlesex …

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Trump Says He Doesn’t Want Poor People In Charge Of The Economy

June 22, 2017

… coverage, and many of his appointees faced significant opposition from lawmakers who dubbed the group a cabinet of billionaires. This is the president of Goldman Sachs. Smart. Having him represent us, he went from massive paydays to peanuts, to little tiny … Trump said. Im waiting for them to accuse him of wanting that little amount of money. …

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Most Americans Don’t Think Religious-Based Discrimination Should Be Lawful

June 22, 2017

A number of Christian groups and outlets applauded the bill. But according to a new report by the Public Religion Research Institute, support for religiously based service refusals is quickly declining. Thats roughly the same percentage that opposed such refusals in a similar study PRRI conducted last year. But a breakdown of the results reveals that across religious groups, support for religiously based service refusals is declining. No group witnessed a more dramatic shift in opinion than …

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Republicans Hold On To Mick Mulvaney’s Old House Seat In South Carolina

June 21, 2017

… leaders. South Carolinians still have not gotten to the point where they can look at issues versus keeping it strictly partisan politics, said Horne, a co-founder of the progressive #DemEnter group. On the issues, Archie is clearly a better choice for anybody who lives in the state other than very wealthy people. Norman campaigned heavily on his commitment to helping Trump enact his agenda, including the repeal of Obamacare. He has also embraced raising the Social Security retirement age …

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Independent commission set to recommend Holyrood reforms – BBC News

June 20, 2017

Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh said he wanted the group to “help bring the parliament back to its roots, ensuring Holyrood is open, transparent, truly participative and fit for the significant challenges which lie ahead”. Is Holyrood in need of reform? Former first minister Henry McLeish wrote that the current number of MSPs was “incredibly limiting” in light of Holyrood’s new powers – although his successor Jack McConnell, said he was “strongly …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… and massive power. Whatever happens, there’s little chance the crackdown will be bloodless. Death by duopoly In the last three months, about $0.70 out of every dollar spent on online advertising went to either Google or Facebook, according to a report this week from Pivotal Research group. Around half of the remaining $0.30 is (separately and loosely) estimated to go to a collection of minor platform players ranging from Snapchat to Twitter to Amazon. Things get a bit messier in the race …

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Trump Killed A Key Obama Immigration Program. But What He Didn’t Do Matters More.

June 17, 2017

… for American Progress, was the most visible thing on the chopping block. A group of college and university presidents to maintain DACA. The American Medical Association for Dreamers, some of whom had enrolled in medical school after its creation. United We Dream, a youth-led immigrant-rights group, asked lawmakers to press Trumps eventual nominees to head DHS and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on plans for DACA. Senators also crafted a bipartisan bill to maintain protections if …

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General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… from Momentum, said the group had felt its strategy was working when it had realised many of the people sharing its content were not typical supporters of Mr Corbyn. Increasingly, users liking its Facebook page had been people who also liked the pages of TV programmes not known for their political audiences, such as Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and Match of the Day, he said. “We were breaking out of the leftie bubble,” Mr Todd said. Mobilising campaigners Using …

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Artist cleverly inserts ‘The Simpsons’ characters into real life

June 16, 2017

… Dourlen’s clever work, there is a Facebook group committed to shitposting, which recontextualizes the show’s best old jokes into new and fresh material. And there are dozens of Instagram and Twitter accounts dedicated to the show’s underrated intricacies, such as its cuisine, and its scenic views. WATCH: This cutting board has a built-in knife so you can chop like a pro More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsProfitMozo Scale Plan The world’s Easiest and …

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Instagram finally accepts branded content with official tool

June 15, 2017

… new tool for now. According to the team, they will educate users and gather feedback from partners before putting in an official policy. Only a small group of select creators and businesses have access to the tool as well. It will be introduced to all users, along with official enforcement guidelines, in the coming months. The tool isn’t as simple as it may look, Porch said. His team at Instagram had to debate the best language that would work across brands. “When you actually dive …

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A new roboadvisor wants to make halal investing more accessible to Muslim millennials

June 15, 2017

Wahed Invest is bringing halal investing to roboadvising.Image: Shutterstock / nukeaf For anyone who wants to start investing for the first time or switch from an old-school system to a roboadvisor, there are a lot of options out there. Betterment, Wealthfront, and smart advisors from major banks all let consumers become serious investors and save for retirement without requiring as much money or time as personal financial advisors. But a major group of investors hasn’t been served by …

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PM ‘must listen’ to other parties over Brexit says Cameron – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… to other parties.” He said there would be pressure from Ruth Davidson’s new group of Scottish Conservative MPs – 13 of whom were elected to Parliament – to revisit aspects of Brexit to place greater emphasis on economic considerations. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMacron: ‘Of course the door is always open’ “There’s no doubt that there is a new player on the stage. Scotland voted against Brexit. I think most of …

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Today in reality, a congressman has officially introduced the ‘Covfefe Act’

June 14, 2017

… secretary announce that “the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant.” The letters, which are likely just a meaningless misspelling of the word “coverage,” sparked a trove of conspiracy theories, and were even added to the Words with Friends dictionary, so it only makes sense that they would now literally inspire a congressman to take action. Essentially, the bill alters the existing Presidential Records Act to ensure anything that falls under the …

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We really need to talk about 3-on-3 basketball becoming an Olympic sport

June 12, 2017

… much everything in the sport and were a group of random dudes from Novi Sad, Serbia. Bleacher Report recently spotlighted a member of the American 3-on-3 team that will compete at this summer’s FIBA 2017 3X3 World Championships in France; he’s a 30-year-old financial manager who played college ball at Northwestern. Does seeing financial managers from Manhattan take on no-name dudes from Serbia with an Olympic gold medal on the line the highest honor in sports, mind you sound cool? Or …

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders just tweeted a bunch of nonsense and traffic light emojis

June 11, 2017

Sending secret messages on Saturday mornings.Image: SHAWN THEW/EPA/REX/Shutterstock President Donald Trump’s deputy press secretary is taking a cue from her boss. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Saturday morning tweeted a string of nonsense that outdoes “covfefe” by far. “The president and a small group of people know exactly what ‘ :/9//& #lolaklkk’ means.” Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) June 10, 2017 As Sean Spicer admitted this week, the …

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Obviously UK politicians are using WhatsApp to plot who will take over Theresa May’s job

June 11, 2017

… the EU, had assembled a WhatsApp group that included more than 40 conservative former and current politicians. As far as Im concerned, one of the most crucial means of organising against the determined and sustained attacks by our opponents is instant rebuttal, Steve Baker, a Tory lawmaker and group admin, told the Telegraph. That requires instant communication, which is what we use the WhatsApp group for … It is extremely effective. It’s not clear if that group is the same one …

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Keele students ‘stopped from voting by admin error’ – BBC News

June 9, 2017

Student Lucy Walker said she registered to vote last month but was among a “ridiculous number of students” who had been unable to vote. She said she was told her “name was not on the list” at polling stations at Keele Village Hall and the students union. Electoral ‘chaos’ Biomedical sciences undergraduate Andrew Niblett, 18, said in his group of five friends who applied to vote in the area just one had been correctly registered. The electoral office told …

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Election 2017: Seat-by-seat result forecasts – BBC News

June 9, 2017

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Facebook adds badges so your politicians know who you are

June 8, 2017

… Page Insights section of their Facebook Page. Page administrations will see a horizontal scroll of popular stories shared in their district. For constituents, they can see the trending stories in a Community Tab on the elected official’s Facebook Page. Facebook is also introducing district targeting, where elected officials can choose for their posts to only appear in the News Feeds of people who are likely to be their constituents. They can also run polls to this same group of people. …

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Even In The Military, Black People Are Punished Disproportionately: Report

June 8, 2017

Data obtained by the organization through the Freedom of Information Act revealed that black service members were as much astwo and a half times more likely than their white counterparts to face court-martial or nonjudicial punishment in an average year. The disparity is notable, considering white service members make up the largest racial group in the military. Retired Col. Don Christensen, the groups president and former chief prosecutor of the Air Force, claimed that military leaders are …

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‘Body Slam’ Candidate Issues Lengthy Apology To Reporter He Attacked

June 8, 2017

… already donated money to the group from a GoFundMe account set up so he could buy new glasses. Jacobs said he accepts the apology. Gianforte acknowledged the critical role of journalists, and that First Amendment protections for the press are core to American democracy. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsLifetime.Hosting Copper 1 Lifetime.Hosting Copper 1 Plan includes hosting for 1 website with 250 MB storage.FanContact Comment Reply Assistant 10 pages WP Video Profits …

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What does a Facebook Like really mean?

June 7, 2017

… an animal rights activist of being a racist and fascist. “The defendant clearly endorsed the unseemly content and made it his own,” the court said in a statement. America’s had a run in with this issue, too. In 2013, a group of employees at a Sheriff’s department were laid off, sometime after having “Liked” the Facebook page of the sheriff’s opponent in an upcoming election. The employees sued. They lost at first, with a judge ruling that a Like on …

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