Labour warned more MPs could quit party

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMPs resign from Labour over Brexit and anti-Semitism More Labour MPs could quit the party unless it listens to their concerns, Jeremy Corbyn has been warned. Following the decision of seven Labour MPs to walk out on Monday, colleagues expressed anger with the leadership during a “tense” meeting in Parliament. Corbyn-critic Ian Austin said others would “think hard” about leaving unless it fixed its anti-Semitism problem. The BBC has been told two Tory MPs are thinking about joining the ex-Labour MPs’ independent group in Parliament. The BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg said a small number of Conservatives were considering their futures amid unhappiness over the government’s Brexit policy. Mr Austin said Mr …

Apple partners with Oakland nonprofit Dream Corps on Swift coding initiative

Apple this morning announced a new partnership designed to train more people to code using its own programming language, Swift. The company says it’s now working with the Oakland-based nonprofit organization Dream Corps on the initiative, which will see Apple providing technology along with curriculum guidance, professional support and advocacy to individuals in middle and high schools, college and beyond. The nonprofit currently operates its own learn-to-code program called #YesWeCode, which has graduated 100 people to date and placed around 60 percent in tech jobs. Its long-term goal is to help 100,000 young people from underrepresented backgrounds to be able to train for jobs in tech. “I see Dream Corps as a Peace Corps for the American Dream,” said CEO Vien …

Nigerian parties condemn last-minute election delay

Abuja (CNN)Nigeria’s two main political parties have condemned a last-minute decision by the country’s electoral authority to delay presidential and national assembly elections by one week. Elections for governorships, state House of Assembly and area councils are on hold until March 9, INEC said. The announcement was made only five hours before the polls were supposed to open. Many Nigerians had traveled long distances back to their home city or state in order to vote, only to find that the election was postponed.Some may not be able to repeat the journey next weekend. The delay is likely to ratchet up tensions in what is a crucial vote in Africa’s most populous nation. Normal life had been put on hold for …

New Yorkers fleeing to Florida need to leave their terrible blue state policies behind as well

In a recent press conference, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo blamed a $2.3 billion budget deficit in New York on the compounding effect of federal tax reform on the state’s sky-high taxes. And according to the Wall Street Journal, “(Cuomo) specifically mentioned Florida as an attractive option for New Yorkers who are unhappy with the change in the tax law.” AMAZON’S NEW YORK HQ2 CANCELLATION DRAWS FIERY RESPONSES FROM LAWMAKERS, TECH WORLD The Journal article also points out, “Preliminary data show a jump in Florida home purchases by buyers from high-tax states.” Governor Cuomo’s Sunshine State promo follows on the heels of a Census Bureau report late last year detailing the states that lost residents due to high taxes, overregulation and dwindling opportunities.  Leading the …

I Was Recently Admitted To A Psychiatric Hospital And I Thought Id Share My Experience

Back at the start of January, I found myself in a situation I had not been in for 2 years. After a period of decline in my mental health, I became very unwell. I noticed I was spiraling down and sought support from A&E and mental health teams. After a while, they assessed that I was unsafe to stay at home. My partner and I waited for a little bit of time for the crisis team to find me a bed. Within a couple of hours, they rang to say they had found me a bed and I was admitted to the mental health assessment unit at our local hospital. I was lucky in this aspect. Many times it can …

Greek baker who gave bread to arriving refugees dies at 77

ATHENS, Greece – Dionissis Arvanitakis, a Greek baker who provided free bread to refugees who arrived on a Greek island, has died of unspecified causes. He was 77. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker released a statement Sunday expressing his respect “for an exemplary European citizen” who showed “rare generosity and sensitivity towards the hundreds of unfortunate immigrants.” Juncker said: “My Europe is the one Dionissis Arvanitakis symbolized.”

Concern over Universal Credit council cost

What is universal credit? Rudd links food bank rise to benefit mess Universal credit mental health warning Universal Credit has to be applied for online, and will eventually replace housing benefit, income support and other payments. At the moment councils can reclaim some money for each person they help who needs support with digital skills and budgeting to cope with the new system. Wales’ 22 councils estimated the total bill for providing that help was more than £1.2m last year – even after claiming payments from the DWP. ‘Frustrating’ Related Topics Benefits Universal Credit Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

‘Lorena’ goes beyond tabloid trappings and to the heart of Bobbitt case

(CNN)The Lorena Bobbitt story launched a thousand jokes, from late-night comedians to Howard Stern. The four-part documentary “Lorena,” however, goes beyond the headlines about the woman who cut off her husband’s penis, yielding a thoughtful, comprehensive look at domestic abuse and how the media covers high-profile stories. At first glance, four hours seems like a lot of time to devote to the story. But “Lorena” uses that time to contextualize events that surrounded the case, from Anita Hill’s testimony to the Tailhook convention to the O.J. Simpson trial, all of which touch upon sexual politics and how the media processed sexual-assault and harassment allegations, including the question of marital rape. Nobody covering the story comes off particularly well; still, a …

Visa and Mastercard could raise interchange fees

According to a report from the WSJ, Visa and Mastercard are considering raising interchange fees on card transactions in the U.S. Visa and Mastercard generate most of their revenue from these small processing fees, and it could have implications for merchants and fintech startups. When you pay with a credit or debit card, merchants pay a small fee to the bank that issued this card. Your bank then pays an even smaller fee to the company that operates the card network. In most cases, card issuers and card networks are separate companies. For instance, Chase issues a Visa card, Chase gets an interchange fee on every card transaction, and Chase pays a tiny fee to Visa. Some companies also operate …

Why you should use the local SEO Engine and TigerPress themes for affiliate offers or local pages ?

Do you build websites for yourself or local business clients using WordPress? Do you want to dominate the local search engine results for your local business, product or service? If so are you sick and tired of having to build a site from scratch and then do all that onpage seo, geo location and schema markup stuff that you don’t really understand or have the time to do, but you know is important and must be done so your site will rank high in the search engines. What if i told you that their was a NEW kind of WordPress theme where you could install the design with one click, that will automatically do all the onpage seo stuff for …

Chicago police say person questioned in connection with Jussie Smollett attack has been on ‘Empire’

Chicago (CNN)One of the two men investigators have questioned as persons of interest in the alleged attack on actor Jussie Smollett has appeared on the show “Empire,” Chicago Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Thursday. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said that Uber and Yellow Cab were helpful in tracking the men’s whereabouts on the night of the attack. Smollett, one of the stars of “Empire,” told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who yelled “racial and homophobic slurs.” Smollett alleged that one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him before running away.