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Day: November 26, 2017

Should you walk or run for exercise
ENGLISH, Life Style

Should you walk or run for exercise

    Welcome to Dear Julia, a weekly column where readers can submit everyday health questions on anything from the science of hangovers to the mysteries of back pain. Julia Belluz will sift through the research and consult with experts in the field to figure out how science can help us live happier and healthier lives. Have a question? Use our submission form or ask @juliaoftoronto on Twitter. Is running really a better form of exercise than walking, given that running can lead to more injuries? At Vox, I sit near health reporter Sarah Kliff, who trains for half-marathons and triathlons with a casualness most people reserve for grocery shopping. But Sarah’s also suffered with plantar fasciitis and a stress fracture. At times, she's hobbled around in running shoes for months be...
Theresa May warned to do not betray
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May warned to do not betray

    A plan being pushed in the Brexit sub-committee of Theresa May's Cabinet would see the UK agree to a system of voluntary referral of cases to the ECJ following Britain’s departure from the EU. Theresa May has been warned not to retreat from a pledge to take back control of our laws as she faced lobbying from at least one senior minister for a compromise with Brussels over the powers of European judges after Brexit. Eurosceptic ministers and backbenchers have expressed alarm at a plan being pushed in the Cabinet’s Brexit sub-committee for the UK to agree to a system of “voluntary referral” of cases to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) following Britain’s departure from the EU. Mrs May has previously made the jurisdiction of the ECJ a red line in Britain’s negotiations, sa...
May under fire from MPs for mishandling
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

May under fire from MPs for mishandling

    Theresa May faced a storm of criticism from senior MPs last night over her government’s handling of an inquiry into alleged inappropriate behaviour by her deputy, Damian Green, after Downing Street suggested a report into his conduct might never be published. Green, the first secretary of state and de facto deputy prime minister, is under investigation by the Cabinet Office over claims he made inappropriate advances to a young Tory party activist and that pornography was found by police on his House of Commons computer. Green has strenuously denied both sets of claims. Last night, however, Downing Street refused to say either when the inquiry would be concluded or whether the results would be made public, prompting claims that May was going back on a previous commitment to...
UK must follow new EU rules during Brexit transition period
ENGLISH, Europe

UK must follow new EU rules during Brexit transition period

    The UK could be required to follow new rules implemented by the European Union during a Brexit transition period according to leaked plans reportedly drawn up by Brussels’ chief negotiator. The position set out by Michel Barnier would make the application of new EU rules a condition of a transitional deal, meaning Britain could be subject to further Brussels’ regulations for about two years after leaving the bloc. Theresa May hopes to secure an implementation period between the UK’s formal exit date and the commencement of any post-Brexit trade deal in order to give businesses time to adjust to the new arrangements, but accepting the imposition of new rules could trigger a revolt by Eurosceptics. It would also go against the approach to an implementation period set out by ...
Robert Mugabe to receive £7.5m plus salary for life after being deposed
Africa world, ENGLISH

Robert Mugabe to receive £7.5m plus salary for life after being deposed

    Deposed Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are to receive £7.5m as well as immunity from prosecution as part of a reported golden goodbye package. The 93-year-old autocrat, who finally bowed to pressure to resign after 37 years in power, is said to have struck a bargain with the military to allow him and his wife to enjoy their retirement in the lap of luxury in Zimbabwe rather than being forced into exile. Although ousted by a military takeover, Mr Mugabe will continue to enjoy full military protection as a former head of state as well as his full presidential salary of £112,500 a year until his death, local media reported. Dubbed Gucci Grace, Ms Mugabe is known for her extravagant shopping habits, particularly her love of designer shoes. More tha...