Saturday, November 27

Day: March 6, 2016

Sadiq Khan Suspends Aide Over Offensive Tweets
ENGLISH, London

Sadiq Khan Suspends Aide Over Offensive Tweets

    An aide to Labour's London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan has been suspended after writing dozens of offensive messages on Twitter. Shueb Salar, the MP's parliamentary assistant, allegedly posted sexist and homophobic tweets in the years before he was hired in November 2014. In April 2012, he responded to the hashtag #HowToTreatALady with: Buy her a nice iron and extend the kitchen for her. Mr Salah had also tweeted about the "funniest tube journey ever" - when rowdy chavs were cussing these 2 gay guys for kissing. He added: Maybe they deserved it. A spokeswoman for Mr Khan, who is the bookies' favourite to win the mayoralty and succeed Boris Johnson, said "clearly (these tweets) are serious issues" - and confirmed Mr Salar had been suspended pending an investigation. Despit...
Six reasons to watch Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja
Asia, ENGLISH

Six reasons to watch Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja

    She’s the new darling of the industry, and why not? Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja, a biopic on the courageous air hostess who sacrificed her life to save 359 passengers on board the hijacked PanAm flight in 1986, opened to a great first day on Friday, and is already being hailed as one of this year’s best, and even the biggest, films. Is Neerja the lifeline Sonam needed so badly to sustain her fledgling career in the industry? Will Neerja help Sonam step out now as a bonafide actor who’s got more to her than a famous father and those designer clothes? Whatever that may be, the fact is that Ram Madhvani film is also about many things most of us hold close to our heart. Here’s a list of life-lessons all of us could learn from Neerja. 1. Love and live life The film opens with Sonam g...
Benefit cuts will leave mothers £13bn worse off over course of current Parliament
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Benefit cuts will leave mothers £13bn worse off over course of current Parliament

    Mothers will be £13bn worse off under the current Government as a result of policies announced over the past year, according to a new analysis. Labour described the figures – produced by the House of Commons Library – as a disgrace”, saying mothers played a key role in society but had been hit with a “stonking great bill. The research looked at the effects on women with dependent children of a number of changes announced by Chancellor George Osborne, since last year’s general election. It found that cuts to universal credit, the four-year freeze on child benefit and other welfare payments, reductions in housing benefit and other policies outweighed increases to the personal income tax allowance and extra money for childcare. The overall impact meant mothers will be £13bn w...
Super Saturday: Sanders and Cruz take states but Trump and Clinton hit back
America, ENGLISH

Super Saturday: Sanders and Cruz take states but Trump and Clinton hit back

    Bernie Sanders A ferocious week of attacks on Donald Trump appeared to loosen his grip on the Republican presidential race on “Super Saturday”, while Bernie Sanders showed there may also be some life left in the Democratic race. Conservative champion Ted Cruz won heavily in the Republican caucus in Kansas and won by a similar margin in Maine, before Trump underlined his national advantage with victories in Louisiana and Kentucky. With 47 delegates up for grabs, Louisiana was the biggest prize of the night and the only state using a primary rather than caucus system. Trump has tended to do better in primaries, where his support among first-time voters and independents can overwhelm the more determined activists who back Cruz. Trump’s victories – by 4.4% in Louisiana and 3.6...
Boris Johnson’s fury over EU bullying scandal
ENGLISH, London

Boris Johnson’s fury over EU bullying scandal

    London Mayor says business leader suspended for supporting Brexit was crushed by the agents of Project Fear. Boris Johnson attacked David Cameron's agents of fear last night for crushing a senior business leader who called for Britain to leave the European Union. The Major of London expressed his horror over the suspension of John Longworth, the highly respected leader of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), for backing Brexit. Downing Street was accused of "bullying" the BCC into temporarily removing Mr Longworth from his post. Number 10 sources denied that they had "forced" the body to suspend Mr Longworth or put "pressure" on board members to take action. However, the sources could not say that no conversations had taken place between Downing Street officials and the...