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Day: March 16, 2017

What is an 80/20 relationship and does it work
ENGLISH, Life Style

What is an 80/20 relationship and does it work

    You might have heard of the 80/20 rule. It can be applied to many different aspects of daily life from the food we eat, the money we spend and our exercise regime. But now people are using it to help strengthen their relationships too. When it comes to your love life, the 80/20 rule centres on the idea that one person cannot meet 100 per cent of your needs all the time. Each of you is permitted to take a fraction of your time 20 per cent away from your partner to take part in more self-fulfilling activities and resume your individuality. In some cases, partners may choose to take up a new hobby or even go travelling without the pressure of having to check-in with the other. For long-term relationships, where compromise can sometimes be difficult, the 80/20 rule aims to eli...
A Tiny Scottish Village Is Showing Solidarity With EU Nationals Amid Brexit Uncertainty
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

A Tiny Scottish Village Is Showing Solidarity With EU Nationals Amid Brexit Uncertainty

    Jim Fraser A tiny Scottish village is showing solidarity with EU nationals, who face an uncertain future thanks to Brexit. Jim Fraser, a 59-year-old market researcher who has lived in Pencaitland, East Lothian for around a decade, was in shock in June at the referendum result. Fraser, who is pro-EU and pro-independence, took his nine-year-old daughter Cissy to a pro-EU demonstration in nearby Edinburgh the day after the vote, where she carried a placard saying This Is Europe. He spoke to his French neighbour, who has lived in Scotland for 20 years, had three children there, and feared what Brexit would mean for her. Feeling the issue was still unresolved and under-discussed eight months later, Fraser set up a Facebook group at the start of March and circulated a statement ...
Corbyn fails dismally to exploit U-turn on national insurance
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Corbyn fails dismally to exploit U-turn on national insurance

    Jeremy Corbyn was presented with an unexpected bonus in the shape of the chancellor’s confirmation, half an hour before PMQs began, of the government’s budget reversal on increased national insurance contributions for the self-employed. He accused Theresa May of leading a “government in chaos” having presented a budget that unravels in seven days. May said she didn’t usually heed lectures from Corbyn, but that when it came to chaos he’d be the first person I’d turn to. Corbyn suggested she should apologise for the stress caused to 4.8 million self-employed people in the UK and asked what measures she would take to fill the budgetary black hole following the NICs U-turn. Jeremy Corbyn stuck to his prepared questions when he should have focused on NICs. May responded with he...
Federal judge in Hawaii halts Trump’s new travel ban
America, ENGLISH

Federal judge in Hawaii halts Trump’s new travel ban

    Just hours before President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was set to go into effect, a U.S. federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday issued an emergency halt to the order’s implementation. The action was the latest legal blow to the administration’s efforts to temporarily ban refugees as well as travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries, which the President has said is needed for national security. Trump lashed out at the judge’s ruling, saying it ‘makes us look weak.’ Trump signed the new ban on March 6 in a bid to overcome legal problems with a January executive order that caused chaos at airports and sparked mass protests before a Washington judge stopped its enforcement in February. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson put an emergency stop to the new order in re...
Theresa May is said to have told Philip Hammond over National Insurance U-turn
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May is said to have told Philip Hammond over National Insurance U-turn

    Philip Hammond is fighting to save his career after being forced into the most humiliating Budget U-turn in a generation. Theresa May scrapped the Chancellor’s headline policy a hike in National Insurance contributions for the self-employed after a backbench rebellion over what amounted to a broken manifesto pledge. Tory MPs said the fiasco had been hugely damaging to Mr Hammond’s authority, with one saying he was now on probation. With Mr Hammond now looking increasingly isolated from Number 10, a Conservative source said the Prime Minister had “dug her stiletto in and told him, We are reversing this – I don’t care how bad it is for you. Mr Hammond admitted in a letter to Conservative MPs that the NI rise had broken the spirit of the manifesto. He said: In light of what h...
Ban on women entering a Starbucks store in Riyadh is latest in long line of restrictions
Arab world, ENGLISH

Ban on women entering a Starbucks store in Riyadh is latest in long line of restrictions

    Men and women are segregated in the majority of public spaces in Saudi Arabia, with the Muslim kingdom's religious police ensuring the rules are enforced. Unlawful mixing between sexes leads to the arrest of the violators and criminal charges, political scientist Elham Manea writes for Deutche Welle. Saudi Arabia's human rights record, especially with regards to protecting women, has often been called into question. Most recently women in Saudi Arabia claim to have been temporarily banned from entering a branch of Starbucks in the capital Riyadh. A sign was placed in the window of the coffee shop saying: Please no entry for ladies only send your driver to order thank you, after a wall designed to segregate men and women was reportedly removed during renovations. A customer...