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Day: October 8, 2017

Parliament could stop Brexit: Calls for Theresa May to reveal legal advice
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Parliament could stop Brexit: Calls for Theresa May to reveal legal advice

    Theresa May is facing calls to publish legal advice she received that is believed to state that parliament could stop Brexit. The country’s top legal experts apparently gave the Prime Minister advice saying that leaving the European Union could be halted if MPs judge that a change of mind is in the national interest. Prominent lawyer Jessica Simor QC, from Matrix chambers, has written to Ms May asking her to release any legal advice she received. Ms Simor claims she has been informed about the discussions by two good sources and that there is no time to waste, according to The Guardian. Such advice would also accord with the view of Lord Kerr, who was involved in drafting article 50, of Jean-Claude Piris, former director general of the EU council’s legal service, and of Ma...
Theresa May Cabinet reshuffle to demote Boris Johnson
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May Cabinet reshuffle to demote Boris Johnson

    Theresa May has suggested she would not shy away from demoting Boris Johnson amid reports she is preparing a Cabinet reshuffle. The Prime Minister has faced down a fresh call to resign in recent days, following a party conference speech plagued by a coughing fit, falling scenery and a prankster. In a bid to revitalise her administration, Mrs May is reportedly set to make changes to her top team following the European Council meeting on October 19-20. A Cabinet reshuffle would prompt questions over the future of Boris Johnson, who has faced calls to be sacked over two Brexit interventions which appeared to undermine the PM's authority. Boris Johnson is accused of being self-obsessed amid reports he is on leadership manoeuvres. Asked what she planned to do with the Foreign S...
EU refuse discuss about Brexit until paid of divorce bill
ENGLISH, Europe

EU refuse discuss about Brexit until paid of divorce bill

    Germany and France will reportedly refuse to talk about a post Brexit transition deal until the UK settles its so called divorce bill with the European Union. The two countries are set to reject one of the key proposals made by Theresa May in her Florence Speech, according to reports in the Financial Times. In the speech the Prime Minister suggested there should be a transition period once the UK leaves the EU, which she referred to as an interim implementation period. This would see the UK stay in the single market for two years after Brexit in exchange for continuing to pay into the EU budget and continuing to obey EU rules and regulations. But when the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michael Barnier met with ambassadors from the remaining 27 EU countries the idea was repor...
Solar cars begin race across Australian desert
Australia, ENGLISH

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

    The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday with 42 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a grueling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. The race from the northern city of Darwin to the southern city of Adelaide is expected to take a week for most cars, with speeds of 90-100 kmh (55-62 mph) powered only by the sun. The fastest time was achieved by Japan’s Tokai University in 2009, completing the transcontinetal race in only 29 hours and 49 minutes. Belgian team Punch Powertrain started first on Sunday after recording a trial time of 2:03.8 for 2.97 km (1.78 miles), hitting an average speed of 83.4 kmh (51.5mph). But reigning 2015 champions Nuon from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands believes it has a good ...
Know how to deliver bad news to people
ENGLISH, Life Style

Know how to deliver bad news to people

    Nobody wants to receive bad news, but when they must they prefer receiving it straight, without much buffer, suggests new research. So when it comes to delivering bad news, one should speak direct and not beat around the bush as most people prefer directness and candour when they must hear something unpleasant. If we’re negating physical facts, then there’s no buffer required or desired, said Alan Manning, Professor at Brigham Young University in the US. For example, if your house is on fire, you just want to know that and get out. Or if you have cancer, you’d just like to know that. You don’t want the doctor to talk around it, Manning said at the IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm 2017) in Madison, Wisconsin. For the study, 145 study partici...