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Labor says ‘no mandated sanction’ after senator crosses floor – as it happened
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 08:59:35 GMT

This blog is now closed.

‘It’s just a lazy delay’

Bill Shorten says a further delay of the Senate vote on the NDIS bill won’t actually lead to any changes:

There’s no good reason on God’s green earth to have another eight weeks of review, which isn’t actually eight weeks.

There won’t be a whole lot of new submissions come in, there won’t be some brand new arguments not considered.

I’m horrified after 12 months of reviewing the NDIS and then another six months of discussing the review including [in] the last three a Senate committee having public hearings calling for submissions.

The opposition has used words never ever said before by them.

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Climate crisis driving exponential rise in most extreme wildfires
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 15:00:41 GMT

Scientists warn of ‘scary’ feedback loop in which fires create more heating, which causes more fires worldwide

The climate crisis is driving an exponential rise in the most extreme wildfires in key regions around the world, research has revealed.

The wildfires can cause catastrophic loss of human life, property and wildlife and cause billions of dollars of damage. Scientists say this is climate change “playing out in front of our eyes”.

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‘I hope he loses’: Jeremy Hunt facing uphill battle in Godalming as voters long for change
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 12:37:52 GMT

Many describe Hunt as a good local MP but some are looking to tactical voting to punish the Conservatives

The beautiful Surrey Hills are well known for two things: a high concentration of some of the UK’s richest residents, who commute from the “stockbroker belt” to well-paying jobs in London, and some of the country’s most popular cycling routes.

The two combined on a recent chilly Saturday morning in a 100km bike ride that passed through the picturesque lanes of the newly created Godalming and Ash constituency. Most of the 10 riders from Velo Club Godalming Haslemere were happy to chat politics as they pedalled up (and down) 1,168 metres of the county’s steepest hills on customised carbon-fibre racing bikes, some of which cost more than a family car.

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Match ID: 2 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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How to Exercise Safely During a Heat Wave
Sat, 22 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +0000
An expert in heat-related illnesses outlines the dos and don'ts for when you're exercising or working outside this summer.
Match ID: 3 Score: 12.86 source: www.wired.com age: 3 days
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Everything’s About to Get a Hell of a Lot More Expensive Due to Climate Change
Sat, 22 Jun 2024 11:00:00 +0000
Intensifying hurricanes, floods, and heat waves are wreaking havoc across the country—and on all of our bank accounts.
Match ID: 4 Score: 12.86 source: www.wired.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 12.86 climate change

NASA, MagniX Altitude Tests Lay Groundwork for Hybrid Electric Planes
Tue, 18 Jun 2024 17:00:00 +0000
At a simulated 27,500 feet inside an altitude chamber at NASA’s Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT) facility, engineers at magniX recently demonstrated the capabilities of a battery-powered engine that could help turn hybrid electric flight into a reality.   This milestone, completed in April 2024, marks the end of the first phase in a series of altitude […]
Match ID: 5 Score: 12.86 source: www.nasa.gov age: 6 days
qualifiers: 6.43 climate change, 6.43 carbon

NASA Engineer Honored as Girl Scouts ‘Woman of Distinction’
Thu, 20 Jun 2024 15:32:59 +0000
You’d think a NASA aerospace engineer who spends her days inside a giant dome researching how to make plane engines quieter and spacecraft systems more efficient would have a pretty booked schedule. Still, advocacy and mentoring, especially for women and girls in STEM, is something Danielle Koch always tries to say yes to. For decades, […]
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Key oil project must count full climate impact - court
Thu, 20 Jun 2024 10:37:06 GMT
Supreme Court has ruled Surrey Council should have considered the climate change impacts of new oil wells.
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New Blog Moderation Policy
2024-06-19T20:26:22Z

There has been a lot of toxicity in the comments section of this blog. Recently, we’re having to delete more and more comments. Not just spam and off-topic comments, but also sniping and personal attacks. It’s gotten so bad that I need to do something.

My options are limited because I’m just one person, and this website is free, ad-free, and anonymous. I pay for a part-time moderator out of pocket; he isn’t able to constantly monitor comments. And I’m unwilling to require verified accounts.

So starting now, we will be pre-screening comments and letting through only those that 1) are on topic, 2) contribute to the discussion, and 3) don’t attack or insult anyone. The standard is not going to be “well, I guess this doesn’t technically quite break a rule,” but “is this actually contributing.”...


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Greener Is Getting Going
Wed, 19 Jun 2024 15:00:00 +0000
We’ve reached a tipping point where we’ve got a cleaner alternative for most transport. Now we have to commit.
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Globetrotting NASA Research Model Increases Accuracy
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 09:59:00 +0000
NASA and its international partners are using the same generically shaped wing design to create physical and digital research models to better understand how air moves around an aircraft during takeoff and landing. Various organizations are doing computer modeling with computational tools and conducting wind tunnel tests using the same High Lift Common Research Model […]
Match ID: 10 Score: 7.86 source: www.nasa.gov age: 8 days
qualifiers: 5.71 air pollution, 2.14 carbon

NASA-Led Mission to Map Air Pollution Over Both U.S. Coasts
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 18:30:00 +0000
This summer between June 17 and July 2, NASA will fly aircraft over Baltimore, Philadelphia, parts of Virginia, and California to collect data on air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.   The campaign supports the NASA Student Airborne Research Program for undergraduate interns. The East Coast flights will take place from June 17-26. Researchers and […]
Match ID: 11 Score: 7.86 source: www.nasa.gov age: 10 days
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Rethinking Democracy for the Age of AI
2024-06-18T11:04:08Z

There is a lot written about technology’s threats to democracy. Polarization. Artificial intelligence. The concentration of wealth and power. I have a more general story: The political and economic systems of governance that were created in the mid-18th century are poorly suited for the 21st century. They don’t align incentives well. And they are being hacked too effectively.

At the same time, the cost of these hacked systems has never been greater, across all human history. We have become too powerful as a species. And our systems cannot keep up with fast-changing disruptive technologies...


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Industrial Decarbonization: Confronting the Hard Challenges of Cement
2024-06-18T00:00:00Z
CEOs in construction and heavy industries must prioritize innovative abatement strategies to meet rising global demand for cement while reducing emissions. Research by Gunther Glenk offers an economic framework for identifying emission reduction options.
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Winners Announced in Gateways to Blue Skies Aeronautics Competition
Mon, 03 Jun 2024 18:04:51 +0000
The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, team, with their project titled “Aero-Quake Emergency Response Network,” took first place at the third annual Gateways to Blue Skies Competition. Competing among eight finalist teams that presented their ideas for aviation-related systems for natural disasters, the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona team earned the top award at the […]
Match ID: 14 Score: 4.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 21 days
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NASA Teammates Recall Favorite Memories Aboard Flying Laboratory
Tue, 14 May 2024 15:00:00 +0000
After flying more than three decades and 158 science campaigns, just one flight remains. NASA’s DC-8 Airborne Science Laboratory will make its final flight May 15 to Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, where it will be used to train future aircraft technicians by providing real-world experience in the college’s Aircraft Maintenance Technology Program. Before […]
Match ID: 15 Score: 4.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 41 days
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Ukrainian Sailors Are Using Telegram to Avoid Being Tricked Into Smuggling Oil for Russia
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 11:00:00 +0000
Contract seafarers in Ukraine are turning to online whisper networks to keep themselves from being hired into Russia’s sanctions-busting shadow fleet.
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Crossbows and eerie silences – following Antarctic whales for climate change clues
Sat, 08 Jun 2024 00:06:47 GMT
How scientists are discovering secrets of Antarctic climate change in the bodies of giant humpback whales.
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ARMD Solicitations
Tue, 04 Jun 2024 19:00:00 +0000
This ARMD solicitations page compiles the opportunities to collaborate with NASA’s aeronautical innovators and/or contribute to their research to enable new and improved air transportation systems. A summary of available opportunities with key dates requiring action are listed first. More information about each opportunity is detailed lower on this page. University Student Research ChallengeJune 30, […]
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How One Insurtech Firm Formulated a Strategy for Climate Change
2024-06-04T00:00:00Z

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Why any estimate of the cost of climate change will be flawed
Thu, 30 May 2024 09:51:10 +0000
Temperature fluctuations are unpredictable. Humans are even more so
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NASA, Industry to Start Designing More Sustainable Jet Engine Core
Sat, 18 May 2024 10:00:00 +0000
NASA, alongside industry, will soon begin designing a new jet engine concept for the next generation of ultra-efficient airliners — officially graduating to the project’s next phase. As part of NASA’s goal to make the aviation industry more sustainable, the agency is developing a small core for a hybrid-electric turbofan jet engine that could reduce fuel […]
Match ID: 21 Score: 2.14 source: www.nasa.gov age: 38 days
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Aviary: A New NASA Software Platform for Aircraft Modelling
Fri, 17 May 2024 10:00:00 +0000
NASA has created a new digital modelling tool for aeronautical engineers to innovate new aircraft designs, building on decades of experience using highly advanced computer code for aviation. Using this tool, researchers can create simulations of conceptual aircraft featuring never-flown technology and receive detailed data about how it would work. Named “Aviary” for enclosures where […]
Match ID: 22 Score: 2.14 source: www.nasa.gov age: 39 days
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NASA’s X-59 Passes Milestone Toward Safe First Flight
Wed, 15 May 2024 18:14:56 +0000
NASA has taken the next step toward verifying the airworthiness for its quiet supersonic X-59 aircraft with the completion of a milestone review that will allow it to progress toward flight.  A Flight Readiness Review board composed of independent experts from across NASA has completed a study of the X-59 project team’s approach to safety […]
Match ID: 23 Score: 2.14 source: www.nasa.gov age: 40 days
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How NIMBYs increase carbon emissions
Thu, 14 Mar 2024 10:59:08 +0000
Opposition to new buildings has unfortunate consequences
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Hottest February marks ninth new monthly record
Thu, 07 Mar 2024 03:06:49 GMT
It's the ninth month of global temperature records in a row, driven by climate change and El Niño.
Match ID: 25 Score: 2.14 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 110 days
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Why firms are racing to produce green ammonia
Tue, 27 Feb 2024 00:04:21 GMT
Ammonia is essential for fertiliser production but producing it is carbon intensive.
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A New Way to See Your Climate Anxiety
Mon, 22 Jan 2024 12:00:00 +0000
The climate crisis has become a mental health crisis. But eco-anxiety isn’t necessarily a pathology.
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Global Emissions Could Peak Sooner Than You Think
Wed, 17 Jan 2024 12:00:00 +0000
Global deployment of solar and wind power, plus a surge in EV sales, means emissions from fossil-fuel-derived energy will finally hit the downward slope.
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Ahrefs vs SEMrush: Which SEO Tool Should You Use?
Tue, 01 Mar 2022 12:16:00 +0000
semrush vs ahrefs


SEMrush and Ahrefs are among the most popular tools in the SEO industry. Both companies have been in business for years and have thousands of customers per month.

If you're a professional SEO or trying to do digital marketing on your own, at some point you'll likely consider using a tool to help with your efforts. Ahrefs and SEMrush are two names that will likely appear on your shortlist.

In this guide, I'm going to help you learn more about these SEO tools and how to choose the one that's best for your purposes.

What is SEMrush?

semrush

SEMrush is a popular SEO tool with a wide range of features—it's the leading competitor research service for online marketers. SEMrush's SEO Keyword Magic tool offers over 20 billion Google-approved keywords, which are constantly updated and it's the largest keyword database.

The program was developed in 2007 as SeoQuake is a small Firefox extension

Features

  • Most accurate keyword data: Accurate keyword search volume data is crucial for SEO and PPC campaigns by allowing you to identify what keywords are most likely to bring in big sales from ad clicks. SEMrush constantly updates its databases and provides the most accurate data.
  • Largest Keyword database: SEMrush's Keyword Magic Tool now features 20-billion keywords, providing marketers and SEO professionals the largest database of keywords.

  • All SEMrush users receive daily ranking data, mobile volume information, and the option to buy additional keywords by default with no additional payment or add-ons needed
  • Most accurate position tracking tool: This tool provides all subscribers with basic tracking capabilities, making it suitable for SEO professionals. Plus, the Position Tracking tool provides local-level data to everyone who uses the tool.
  • SEO Data Management: SEMrush makes managing your online data easy by allowing you to create visually appealing custom PDF reports, including Branded and White Label reports, report scheduling, and integration with GA, GMB, and GSC.
  • Toxic link monitoring and penalty recovery: With SEMrush, you can make a detailed analysis of toxic backlinks, toxic scores, toxic markers, and outreach to those sites.
  • Content Optimization and Creation Tools: SEMrush offers content optimization and creation tools that let you create SEO-friendly content. Some features include the SEO Writing Assistant, On-Page SEO Check, er/SEO Content Template, Content Audit, Post Tracking, Brand Monitoring.

Ahrefs

ahrefs


Ahrefs is a leading SEO platform that offers a set of tools to grow your search traffic, research your competitors, and monitor your niche. The company was founded in 2010, and it has become a popular choice among SEO tools. Ahrefs has a keyword index of over 10.3 billion keywords and offers accurate and extensive backlink data updated every 15-30 minutes and it is the world's most extensive backlink index database.

Features

  • Backlink alerts data and new keywords: Get an alert when your site is linked to or discussed in blogs, forums, comments, or when new keywords are added to a blog posting about you.
  • Intuitive interface: The intuitive design of the widget helps you see the overall health of your website and search engine ranking at a glance.
  • Site Explorer: The Site Explorer will give you an in-depth look at your site's search traffic.
  • Domain Comparison
  • Reports with charts and graphs
  • JavaScript rendering and a site audit can identify SEO issues.
  • A question explorer that provides well-crafted topic suggestions

Direct Comparisons: Ahrefs vs SEMrush

Now that you know a little more about each tool, let's take a look at how they compare. I'll analyze each tool to see how they differ in interfaces, keyword research resources, rank tracking, and competitor analysis.

User Interface

Ahrefs and SEMrush both offer comprehensive information and quick metrics regarding your website's SEO performance. However, Ahrefs takes a bit more of a hands-on approach to getting your account fully set up, whereas SEMrush's simpler dashboard can give you access to the data you need quickly.

In this section, we provide a brief overview of the elements found on each dashboard and highlight the ease with which you can complete tasks.

AHREFS

ahrefs interface


The Ahrefs dashboard is less cluttered than that of SEMrush, and its primary menu is at the very top of the page, with a search bar designed only for entering URLs.

Additional features of the Ahrefs platform include:

  • You can see analytics from the dashboard, including search engine rankings to domain ratings, referring domains, and backlink
  • Jumping from one tool to another is easy. You can use the Keyword Explorer to find a keyword to target and then directly track your ranking with one click.
  • The website offers a tooltip helper tool that allows you to hover your mouse over something that isn't clear and get an in-depth explanation.

SEMRUSH

semrush domain overview


When you log into the SEMrush Tool, you will find four main modules. These include information about your domains, organic keyword analysis, ad keyword, and site traffic.

You'll also find some other options like

  • A search bar allows you to enter a domain, keyword, or anything else you wish to explore.
  • A menu on the left side of the page provides quick links to relevant information, including marketing insights, projects, keyword analytics, and more.
  • The customer support resources located directly within the dashboard can be used to communicate with the support team or to learn about other resources such as webinars and blogs.
  • Detailed descriptions of every resource offered. This detail is beneficial for new marketers, who are just starting.

WHO WINS?

Both Ahrefs and SEMrush have user-friendly dashboards, but Ahrefs is less cluttered and easier to navigate. On the other hand, SEMrush offers dozens of extra tools, including access to customer support resources.

When deciding on which dashboard to use, consider what you value in the user interface, and test out both.

Rank Tracking

If you're looking to track your website's search engine ranking, rank tracking features can help. You can also use them to monitor your competitors.

Let's take a look at Ahrefs vs. SEMrush to see which tool does a better job.

Ahrefs

ahrefs rank tracking


The Ahrefs Rank Tracker is simpler to use. Just type in the domain name and keywords you want to analyze, and it spits out a report showing you the search engine results page (SERP) ranking for each keyword you enter.

Rank Tracker looks at the ranking performance of keywords and compares them with the top rankings for those keywords. Ahrefs also offers:

You'll see metrics that help you understand your visibility, traffic, average position, and keyword difficulty.

It gives you an idea of whether a keyword would be profitable to target or not.

SEMRUSH

semrush position tracking


SEMRush offers a tool called Position Tracking. This tool is a project tool—you must set it up as a new project. Below are a few of the most popular features of the SEMrush Position Tracking tool:

All subscribers are given regular data updates and mobile search rankings upon subscribing

The platform provides opportunities to track several SERP features, including Local tracking.

Intuitive reports allow you to track statistics for the pages on your website, as well as the keywords used in those pages.

Identify pages that may be competing with each other using the Cannibalization report.

WHO WINS?

Ahrefs is a more user-friendly option. It takes seconds to enter a domain name and keywords. From there, you can quickly decide whether to proceed with that keyword or figure out how to rank better for other keywords.

SEMrush allows you to check your mobile rankings and ranking updates daily, which is something Ahrefs does not offer. SEMrush also offers social media rankings, a tool you won't find within the Ahrefs platform. Both are good which one do you like let me know in the comment.

Keyword Research

Keyword research is closely related to rank tracking, but it's used for deciding which keywords you plan on using for future content rather than those you use now.

When it comes to SEO, keyword research is the most important thing to consider when comparing the two platforms.

AHREFS



The Ahrefs Keyword Explorer provides you with thousands of keyword ideas and filters search results based on the chosen search engine.

Ahrefs supports several features, including:

  • It can search multiple keywords in a single search and analyze them together. At SEMrush, you also have this feature in Keyword Overview.
  • Ahrefs has a variety of keywords for different search engines, including Google, YouTube, Amazon, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, and other search engines.
  • When you click on a keyword, you can see its search volume and keyword difficulty, but also other keywords related to it, which you didn't use.

SEMRUSH



SEMrush's Keyword Magic Tool has over 20 billion keywords for Google. You can type in any keyword you want, and a list of suggested keywords will appear.

The Keyword Magic Tool also lets you to:

  • Show performance metrics by keyword
  • Search results are based on both broad and exact keyword matches.
  • Show data like search volume, trends, keyword difficulty, and CPC.
  • Show the first 100 Google search results for any keyword.
  • Identify SERP Features and Questions related to each keyword
  • SEMrush has released a new Keyword Gap Tool that uncovers potentially useful keyword opportunities for you, including both paid and organic keywords.

WHO WINS?

Both of these tools offer keyword research features and allow users to break down complicated tasks into something that can be understood by beginners and advanced users alike.

If you're interested in keyword suggestions, SEMrush appears to have more keyword suggestions than Ahrefs does. It also continues to add new features, like the Keyword Gap tool and SERP Questions recommendations.

Competitor Analysis

Both platforms offer competitor analysis tools, eliminating the need to come up with keywords off the top of your head. Each tool is useful for finding keywords that will be useful for your competition so you know they will be valuable to you.

AHREFS



Ahrefs' domain comparison tool lets you compare up to five websites (your website and four competitors) side-by-side.it also shows you how your site is ranked against others with metrics such as backlinks, domain ratings, and more.

Use the Competing Domains section to see a list of your most direct competitors, and explore how many keywords matches your competitors have.

To find more information about your competitor, you can look at the Site Explorer and Content Explorer tools and type in their URL instead of yours.

SEMRUSH



SEMrush provides a variety of insights into your competitors' marketing tactics. The platform enables you to research your competitors effectively. It also offers several resources for competitor analysis including:

Traffic Analytics helps you identify where your audience comes from, how they engage with your site, what devices visitors use to view your site, and how your audiences overlap with other websites.

SEMrush's Organic Research examines your website's major competitors and shows their organic search rankings, keywords they are ranking for, and even if they are ranking for any (SERP) features and more.

The Market Explorer search field allows you to type in a domain and lists websites or articles similar to what you entered. Market Explorer also allows users to perform in-depth data analytics on These companies and markets.

WHO WINS?

SEMrush wins here because it has more tools dedicated to competitor analysis than Ahrefs. However, Ahrefs offers a lot of functionality in this area, too. It takes a combination of both tools to gain an advantage over your competition.

Pricing

Ahrefs

  • Lite Monthly: $99/month
  • Standard Monthly: $179/month
  • Annually Lite: $990/year
  • Annually Standard: $1790/year

SEMRUSH

  • Pro Plan: $119.95/month
  • Guru Plan:$229.95/month
  • Business Plan: $449.95/month

Which SEO tool should you choose for digital marketing?

When it comes to keyword data research, you will become confused about which one to choose.

Consider choosing Ahrefs if you

  • Like friendly and clean interface
  • Searching for simple keyword suggestions

  • Want to get more keywords for different search engines like Amazon, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, Baidu, and more

 

Consider SEMrush if you:

  • Want more marketing and SEO features
  • Need competitor analysis tool
  • Need to keep your backlinks profile clean
  • Looking for more keyword suggestions for Google

Both tools are great. Choose the one which meets your requirements and if you have any experience using either Ahrefs or SEMrush let me know in the comment section which works well for you.

 

 


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As a child, I was relentlessly abused by a Catholic priest. As an adult, it almost killed me twice
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 04:00:08 GMT

Gerard Gorman faced unimaginable horror as an 11-year-old boarder in County Armagh. The pain haunted him for decades – then he took on the church

It was November 1970 and Northern Ireland was sliding into the Troubles, but for Gerard Gorman, a new pupil at St Colman’s College, the horror of that era began when Fr Malachy Finegan summoned him into a room, closed the door and told him to sit on a sofa.

Gorman was 11 years old and small for his age, with big blue eyes. Two months earlier, he had started as a boarder at the Catholic boys’ school in Newry, County Armagh. Staff tended to be aloof or intimidating, except Finegan, the religious education teacher, who was solicitous and avuncular.

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“Utterly Dismayed”: Air Force Engineer Resigns as Dissent Against Gaza War Slowly Spreads Within Military
Tue, 18 Jun 2024 10:00:00 +0000

“I don’t want to be working on something that can turn around and be used to slaughter innocent people.”

The post “Utterly Dismayed”: Air Force Engineer Resigns as Dissent Against Gaza War Slowly Spreads Within Military appeared first on The Intercept.


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Columbia Task Force for Dealing With Campus Protests Declares That Anti-Zionism Is Antisemitism
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 23:25:16 +0000

The task force revealed its plans not in a communiqué to faculty and students — but instead in an Israeli newspaper article.

The post Columbia Task Force for Dealing With Campus Protests Declares That Anti-Zionism Is Antisemitism appeared first on The Intercept.


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5 iced tea recipes for refreshing summer sipping
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 16:00:12 +0000
Explore the wide world of iced teas with these recipes featuring fruit, flowers, tapioca balls and more.
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The Best Instant Coffees (2024): Tested and Reviewed
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 11:30:00 +0000
These instant coffees prove that fast doesn’t have to mean foul.
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Nigel Slater’s recipe for cherry, ginger and ricotta toasts
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 09:30:03 GMT

A quick and simple treat that you can serve for breakfast or at teatime

Remove the stalks from 250g of ripe cherries, cut them in half and discard their stones.

Pour 100ml of elderflower cordial into a mixing bowl with the cherries and leave them to marinate for a good hour in the fridge.

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Tamal Ray’s recipe for grilled mackerel with summer butter bean salad
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 07:00:03 GMT

A fish salad that really packs a punch

When we moved into our new home last year, I had grand plans to transform the sprawl of brambles and ivy into a productive cottage garden. Although the weeds have proved more powerful than either my ambitions or my secateurs, I have managed to grow a precious handful of tomatoes for this punchy summer salad. I am hoping to produce more ingredients each year, although I’m not sure a Walthamstow pond will ever manage fresh mackerel!

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Israel’s War On Gaza Is the Deadliest Conflict On Record for Journalists
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 04:01:00 +0000

Attacked in the field, in the office, and at home, 1 in 10 reporters in Gaza have been killed in Israel’s military campaign.

The post Israel’s War On Gaza Is the Deadliest Conflict On Record for Journalists appeared first on The Intercept.


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S7, Ep 3: Golda Rosheuvel, actor
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 04:00:09 GMT

Actor Golda Rosheuvel joins Grace this week to share what she eats when the wigs are off. Golda is best known for her role as the formidable Queen Charlotte in the record-breaking Netflix series Bridgerton. Before Bridgerton fame, Golda’s breakthrough role was playing a female Othello at the Liverpool Everyman, rooting herself as an actor who challenges traditional casting. Golda talks to Grace about her South American upbringing in the church, with her Guyanese father and British mother and her stint in a squat in south London, and reminisces about her recent wedding, where nosh from her local falafel takeaway took centre stage.

New episodes of Comfort Eating with Grace Dent will be released every Tuesday

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How to make summer’s berry bounty last
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 18:00:50 +0000
When summer berries are at their peak, freeze, puree, pickle and dehydrate them to make them last a little longer.
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One in five households in Gaza go whole days without food, draft UN report says
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 17:00:21 GMT

Latest snapshot also finds half of households have had to sell or swap clothes for food, despite pressure on Israel to improve aid deliveries

More than half of households in Gaza have had to sell or swap their clothes to be able to buy food, the UN is to report, as a high risk of famine remains across the whole of the territory after a new round of violence in recent weeks.

The latest “Special Snapshot” of Gaza from the UN’s hunger monitoring system, the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), that will be published on Tuesday also says that one in five of the population – more than 495,000 people – are now “facing catastrophic levels of acute food insecurity” involving “an extreme lack of food, starvation, and exhaustion”.

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Children in Britain being stunted by poor diet is shameful | Letters
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 16:54:16 GMT

Claire Godfrey, Brian Waller and Richard Hoffman write that children are getting shorter and sicker as a result of economic austerity

Re your report (UK children shorter, fatter and sicker amid poor diet and poverty, report finds, 19 June), sadly, this is nothing new; we persist in repeating the mistakes of the past. The Boer war revealed that 40% to 60% of volunteers to the army, mainly from working-class backgrounds, were rejected on medical grounds. They were of short stature and their poor diet resulted in poor health. As a result, public health measures were introduced, including the employment of health visitors and school nurses.

Data shows that health visitor numbers in England have reached an all-time low, decreasing by more than a third (37%) since 2015 to 7,030 in 2022. That’s approximately one health visitor per 509 children under five. Likewise, school nurses have seen a similar decline, decreasing by 33% between 2009 and 2022, from 2,915 to 1,945 (approximately one school nurse per 5,306 school-age child).

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We Tried HelloFresh and It Was Easy and Delicious
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +0000
Detailed instructions and tasty food make this a meal kit worth considering.
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This cherry gazpacho is my new favorite summer dish
Sun, 23 Jun 2024 14:00:19 +0000
Swapping cherries for tomatoes brings another level of complexity to gazpacho, summer’s favorite cold soup.
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US inspections of Mexican avocados to resume after suspension over assault of inspectors
Sat, 22 Jun 2024 15:43:39 GMT

US agricultural department employees were attacked and detained earlier this week in Michoacán state

US government inspections of avocados and mangoes in the Mexican state of Michoacán will gradually resume, the US ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, announced on Friday, a week after they were suspended over an assault on inspectors.

The US agriculture department inspectors “will gradually begin to return to the packing plants following recent aggression against them”, Salazar said in a statement. “However, it is still necessary to advance in guaranteeing their security before reaching full operations.

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Everything’s About to Get a Hell of a Lot More Expensive Due to Climate Change
Sat, 22 Jun 2024 11:00:00 +0000
Intensifying hurricanes, floods, and heat waves are wreaking havoc across the country—and on all of our bank accounts.
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Top FDA official overrules staff to approve gene therapy that failed trial
Fri, 21 Jun 2024 21:26:33 +0000
Peter Marks overruled three teams and two top directors.
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Green Chef's Meal Kit Makes Dinner Delicious—and Organic
Fri, 21 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +0000
Green Chef is a great meal kit for home cooks—just make sure to read the instructions.
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Israel Opposes Rebuilding Gaza’s Internet Access Because Terrorists Could Go Online
Fri, 21 Jun 2024 09:00:00 +0000

Israel destroyed much of Gaza’s internet infrastructure. A Saudi proposal to rebuild it was watered down after Israeli and U.S. protests.

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Weeknight Italian Beef Sandwiches
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 04:00:00 +0000
Italian beef sandwiches, as seen on “The Bear,” are a Chicago staple that traditionally feature thinly sliced Italian-style roast beef, its cooking liquid and a pickled vegetable relish on a roll.
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Who is fighting for the steelworkers in this election? The view from Port Talbot – video
Tue, 18 Jun 2024 11:28:59 GMT

In the run-up to July's election, the Guardian video team is touring the UK looking at issues that matter to communities. In the town of Port Talbot, in the Aberafan Maesteg constituency, many voters are worried about the future of the steelworks where at least 2,800 jobs are on the line. ​We spoke to businesses, food banks and charities and politicians, all worried about the knock-on effect on families who have been steelworkers for generations. We also heard voters' other concerns and asked politicians what people were saying about the steelworks on the doorstep

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‘Like winning a golden ticket’: how Glastonbury’s traders thrive off of good vibes
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 13:14:03 GMT

We spoke to two of the traders heading to Glastonbury 2024 about their behind-the-scenes prep, what they’re most looking forward to, and why, when it comes to speedy payments, Vodafone’s onsite connectivity is king …

A five-day event spread over more than 360 hectares at Worthy Farm in Somerset, the Glastonbury Festival takes a full year of planning, with about 3,000 staff and volunteers working behind the scenes to help make the festival a bucket-list event for 200,000 or more revellers.

Among the staff are almost 800 vendors selling everything from food and drink to upcycled clothing, handmade jewellery and art. Whether they’re busy building up stock and testing new products or making sure the payment network at the festival won’t let them down, these vendors spend weeks planning their crucial contribution to the Glastonbury experience.

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Tue, 09 Jul 2019 08:19:21 GMT

A weekly email from Yotam Ottolenghi, Meera Sodha, Felicity Cloake and Rachel Roddy, featuring the latest recipes and seasonal eating ideas

Each week we’ll send you an exclusive newsletter from our star food writers. We’ll also send you the latest recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi, Nigel Slater, Meera Sodha and all our star cooks, stand-out food features and seasonal eating inspiration, plus restaurant reviews from Grace Dent and Jay Rayner.

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These “Tent Massacre” Survivors Couldn’t Afford to Leave Rafah. The Next Israeli Attack Nearly Wiped Their Family Out.
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 09:00:00 +0000

“I felt helpless watching my family dying and not able to help them. It is a nightmare that I will never wake up from.”

The post These “Tent Massacre” Survivors Couldn’t Afford to Leave Rafah. The Next Israeli Attack Nearly Wiped Their Family Out. appeared first on The Intercept.


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GOP States Double Down on Fighting Medication Abortion After Supreme Court Keeps It Legal
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 20:51:02 +0000

From the jump, the lawsuit challenging the legality of mifepristone was a cynical, propagandistic endeavor. In a 9-0 opinion, the Supreme Court threw it out.

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Medical Aid Worker Describes the Bloody Aftermath of Israel’s Hostage Rescue
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 19:00:00 +0000

“They attacked in the middle of the day. People were going to the market. They gave no warning.”

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The woman feeding Liverpool from an ice-cream van – video
Tue, 28 May 2024 09:47:52 GMT

Michelle Roach bought a used ice-cream van in order to bring cheap, affordable food to Liverpool's struggling communities. She wanted a vehicle with freezers built in for frozen food, and also something cheerful that was able to break down stigmas around food poverty. Using a '10 items for £5' model, Michelle sources discount food from supermarket surplus and donations.

The Guardian's Christopher Cherry follows Michelle and the van on its rounds, with the service struggling to meet overwhelming demand as the cost of living crisis deepens, and the UK's general election fast approaches.

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What it takes to prove genocide – video
Thu, 09 May 2024 11:19:24 GMT

South Africa's case against Israel over allegations of genocide before the international court of justice has raised a central question of international law: what is genocide and how do you prove it? It is one of three genocide cases being considered by the UN's world court, but since the genocide convention was approved in 1948, only three instances have been legally recognised as genocide. Josh Toussaint-Strauss looks back on these historical cases to find out why the crime is so much harder to prove than other atrocities, and what bearing this has on South Africa's case against Israel and future cases

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What is Blockchain: Everything You Need to Know (2022)
Mon, 18 Apr 2022 05:49:00 +0000
What is Blockchain

If you want to pay online, you need to register an account and provide credit card information. If you don't have a credit card, you can pay with bank transfer. With the rise of cryptocurrencies, these methods may become old.

Imagine a world in which you can do transactions and many other things without having to give your personal information. A world in which you don’t need to rely on banks or governments anymore. Sounds amazing, right? That’s exactly what blockchain technology allows us to do.

It’s like your computer’s hard drive. blockchain is a technology that lets you store data in digital blocks, which are connected together like links in a chain. 

Blockchain technology was originally invented in 1991 by two mathematicians, Stuart Haber and W. Scot Stornetta. They first proposed the system to ensure that timestamps could not be tampered with.

A few years later, in 1998, software developer Nick Szabo proposed using a similar kind of technology to secure a digital payments system he called “Bit Gold.” However, this innovation was not adopted until Satoshi Nakamoto claimed to have invented the first Blockchain and Bitcoin.

So, What is Blockchain?

A blockchain is a distributed database shared between the nodes of a computer network. It saves information in digital format. Many people first heard of blockchain technology when they started to look up information about bitcoin.

Blockchain is used in cryptocurrency systems to ensure secure, decentralized records of transactions.

Blockchain allowed people to guarantee the fidelity and security of a record of data without the need for a third party to ensure accuracy.

To understand how a blockchain works, Consider these basic steps:

  • Blockchain collects information in “blocks”.
  • A block has a storage capacity, and once it's used up, it can be closed and linked to a previously served block.
  • Blocks form chains, which are called “Blockchains.”
  • More information will be added to the block with the most content until its capacity is full. The process repeats itself.
  • Each block in the chain has an exact timestamp and can't be changed.

Let’s get to know more about the blockchain.

How does blockchain work?

Blockchain records digital information and distributes it across the network without changing it. The information is distributed among many users and stored in an immutable, permanent ledger that can't be changed or destroyed. That's why blockchain is also called "Distributed Ledger Technology" or DLT.

Here’s how it works:

  • Someone or a computer will transacts
  • The transaction is transmitted throughout the network.
  • A network of computers can confirm the transaction.
  • When it is confirmed a transaction is added to a block
  • The blocks are linked together to create a history.

And that’s the beauty of it! The process may seem complicated, but it’s done in minutes with modern technology. And because technology is advancing rapidly, I expect things to move even more quickly than ever.

  • A new transaction is added to the system. It is then relayed to a network of computers located around the world. The computers then solve equations to ensure the authenticity of the transaction.
  • Once a transaction is confirmed, it is placed in a block after the confirmation. All of the blocks are chained together to create a permanent history of every transaction.

How are Blockchains used?

Even though blockchain is integral to cryptocurrency, it has other applications. For example, blockchain can be used for storing reliable data about transactions. Many people confuse blockchain with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum.

Blockchain already being adopted by some big-name companies, such as Walmart, AIG, Siemens, Pfizer, and Unilever. For example, IBM's Food Trust uses blockchain to track food's journey before reaching its final destination.

Although some of you may consider this practice excessive, food suppliers and manufacturers adhere to the policy of tracing their products because bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella have been found in packaged foods. In addition, there have been isolated cases where dangerous allergens such as peanuts have accidentally been introduced into certain products.

Tracing and identifying the sources of an outbreak is a challenging task that can take months or years. Thanks to the Blockchain, however, companies now know exactly where their food has been—so they can trace its location and prevent future outbreaks.

Blockchain technology allows systems to react much faster in the event of a hazard. It also has many other uses in the modern world.

What is Blockchain Decentralization?

Blockchain technology is safe, even if it’s public. People can access the technology using an internet connection.

Have you ever been in a situation where you had all your data stored at one place and that one secure place got compromised? Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to prevent your data from leaking out even when the security of your storage systems is compromised?

Blockchain technology provides a way of avoiding this situation by using multiple computers at different locations to store information about transactions. If one computer experiences problems with a transaction, it will not affect the other nodes.

Instead, other nodes will use the correct information to cross-reference your incorrect node. This is called “Decentralization,” meaning all the information is stored in multiple places.

Blockchain guarantees your data's authenticity—not just its accuracy, but also its irreversibility. It can also be used to store data that are difficult to register, like legal contracts, state identifications, or a company's product inventory.

Pros and Cons of Blockchain

Blockchain has many advantages and disadvantages. 

Pros

  • Accuracy is increased because there is no human involvement in the verification process.
  • One of the great things about decentralization is that it makes information harder to tamper with.
  • Safe, private, and easy transactions
  • Provides a banking alternative and safe storage of personal information

Cons

  • Data storage has limits.
  • The regulations are always changing, as they differ from place to place.
  • It has a risk of being used for illicit activities 

Frequently Asked Questions About Blockchain

I’ll answer the most frequently asked questions about blockchain in this section.

Is Blockchain a cryptocurrency?

Blockchain is not a cryptocurrency but a technology that makes cryptocurrencies possible. It's a digital ledger that records every transaction seamlessly.

Is it possible for Blockchain to be hacked?

Yes, blockchain can be theoretically hacked, but it is a complicated task to be achieved. A network of users constantly reviews it, which makes hacking the blockchain difficult.

What is the most prominent blockchain company?

Coinbase Global is currently the biggest blockchain company in the world. The company runs a commendable infrastructure, services, and technology for the digital currency economy.

Who owns Blockchain?

Blockchain is a decentralized technology. It’s a chain of distributed ledgers connected with nodes. Each node can be any electronic device. Thus, one owns blockhain.

What is the difference between Bitcoin and Blockchain technology?

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, which is powered by Blockchain technology while Blockchain is a distributed ledger of cryptocurrency 

What is the difference between Blockchain and a Database?

Generally a database is a collection of data which can be stored and organized using a database management system. The people who have access to the database can view or edit the information stored there. The client-server network architecture is used to implement databases. whereas a blockchain is a growing list of records, called blocks, stored in a distributed system. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, timestamp and transaction information. Modification of data is not allowed due to the design of the blockchain. The technology allows decentralized control and eliminates risks of data modification by other parties.

Final Saying

Blockchain has a wide spectrum of applications and, over the next 5-10 years, we will likely see it being integrated into all sorts of industries. From finance to healthcare, blockchain could revolutionize the way we store and share data. Although there is some hesitation to adopt blockchain systems right now, that won't be the case in 2022-2023 (and even less so in 2026). Once people become more comfortable with the technology and understand how it can work for them, owners, CEOs and entrepreneurs alike will be quick to leverage blockchain technology for their own gain. Hope you like this article if you have any question let me know in the comments section

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Can Conservatives Expand the Death Penalty Using the “Trigger Law” Playbook?
Fri, 21 Jun 2024 15:35:10 +0000

Project 2025 — a road map for the next Trump White House — urges overturning Supreme Court precedent, and a trickle of bills may tee up challenges.

The post Can Conservatives Expand the Death Penalty Using the “Trigger Law” Playbook? appeared first on The Intercept.


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UK general election live: Tory party withdraws support from two candidates accused of suspect election date bets
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 11:15:02 GMT

Party no longer backing Craig Williams and Laura Saunders on basis of what it has uncovered during inquiries into allegations, reports BBC

All along the course of the Thames, turning north, meandering south, passing through locks, historic landmarks, Richmond and Kew, swelling beneath the House of Commons with the turning tide, and on to Docklands and beyond – concern for the health of the Thames has led many other ordinary people, who live, work or play on the water, to take up the fight for the health of the river.

The last 15 years of decline in rivers suggests they have much to do. In 2009, a year before the Conservatives first took power in a coalition with the Liberal Democrats, a quarter of English rivers were judged as being of good ecological standard, a marker which examines the flow, habitat and biological quality; by 2022 not one river was in a healthy state.

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‘They need to be booted out’: Voters in Sunak’s Yorkshire seat give their verdict
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 07:00:02 GMT

PM is still expected to win Richmond and Northallerton for the Tories – but it could be close, say his constituents

While few would suggest that the party that puts up the most campaign materials will always win an election, posters are nonetheless a reasonable indication of who enjoys the most support locally – and in Rishi Sunak’s North Yorkshire constituency they are conspicuously absent.

In previous elections, Conservative placards have lined the network of A-roads that span Richmond and Northallerton like rows of dominoes. But this week there are none to be seen – and in Richmond itself there is a smattering of Labour and Liberal Democrat posters.

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Republicans have a ghoulish tactic for distracting from Trump’s criminality | Sidney Blumenthal
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 10:01:22 GMT

Trumpists are painting Biden’s border policies as a nexus of vicious crimes so we forget the former president is a felon

Donald Trump is already showcasing the big surprise he will spring on Joe Biden at their debate. It’s not a surprise; it’s his most morbid, ghastly and predictable trick.

On Friday, his campaign arranged and publicized a telephone call to the mother of a young woman who had been murdered by an undocumented immigrant to express his heartfelt sympathy. That day, the former president posted three similar stories of gruesome murders on his Truth Social account. “We have a new Biden Migrant Killing – It’s only going to get worse, and it’s all Crooked Joe Biden’s fault. He’s a disgrace to the Office of President, he’s a disgrace to America. I look forward to seeing him at the Fake Debate on Thursday. Let him explain why he has allowed MILLIONS of people to come into our Country illegally!”

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Biden, Democrats highlight anniversary of abortion decision
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 21:14:44 +0000
Live updates from the 2024 campaign trail, with the latest news on presidential candidates, polls, primaries and more.
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Company Linked to Federal Execution Spree Says It Will No Longer Produce Key Drug
Sat, 22 Jun 2024 16:33:37 +0000

As Republicans thirst for restarting federal executions, Absolute Standards told Connecticut lawmakers it hasn’t made or sold pentobarbital since December 2020.

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Election betting: Tories drop two candidates in major U-turn
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 11:34:31 GMT

Party says it can no longer support Craig Williams and Laura Saunders – who are under investigation over alleged bets

The Conservative party has finally dropped the two candidates who are under investigation for allegedly placing suspicious bets about the date of the election, after previously standing by them.

In a major U-turn, the party said it could no longer support the candidacy of Craig Williams, a parliamentary private secretary to Rishi Sunak standing in Montgomeryshire and Glyndŵr, and Laura Saunders, the candidate for Bristol North West. Saunders is married to the Conservatives’ head of campaigning, Tony Lee, who has taken a leave of absence.

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Virginia Democrats cast abortion rights as central election issue
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 10:15:06 +0000

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This betting scandal is the dying gasp of a tawdry Tory government forever tarred by Partygate and sleaze | Gaby Hinsliff
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 05:00:05 GMT

Rishi Sunak was meant to clean up the Tory party. Instead he will leave it morally and ideologically exhausted

In the dying days of Donald Trump’s presidency, the log fire in his chief of staff’s office was lit daily.

The outgoing team were frantically burning documents, or so the White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson writes in her memoir, to the point that her own boss’s wife reportedly complained that his suits smelled of smoke. Many alarming things happened in those final days, but the fall-of-Rome atmosphere is somehow captured in that whiff of bonfire. The paranoia; the panic; the queasy feeling of something very wrong at the heart of public life.

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Election Extra: Farage doubles down – podcast
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 16:52:17 GMT

Rishi Sunak has heavily criticised comments from Nigel Farage that the west provoked Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Archie Bland reports

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‘The man who used to be James Cracknell’: the Olympic rower on catastrophe, comas and comebacks
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 04:00:19 GMT

With two Olympic golds under his belt, Cracknell was building a second career as an endurance athlete when disaster struck. He discusses relentlessness, running for the Tories – and his disgust at Partygate

James Cracknell sometimes refers to himself as “the man who used to be James Cracknell” or “the man who is almost James Cracknell”. Like so many people who have experienced traumatic brain injuries, he underwent an extreme personality change. James Cracknell is the man who won two Olympic gold medals, rowed with the legends Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent and took on superhuman endurance challenges with his friend the broadcaster Ben Fogle. The man who used to be James Cracknell is the product of the 2010 road traffic accident that almost killed him when he was hit by a petrol tanker while cycling in the US. Severe damage to his frontal lobe left him delusional, angry, incoherent, amnesiac and uncoordinated.

Fourteen years on, he has made an astonishing recovery and is running for parliament as the Conservative candidate for Colchester. He might not be the Cracknell of old, but he is closer to it than many ever thought he would be. In one way or another, the 52-year-old has been competing in first-past-the-post races all his life. Now, he is approaching another.

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New York Democratic voters head to the polls in bruising House primary contest
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 10:00:23 GMT

Progressive Jamaal Bowman is challenged by George Latimer, who has been expensively backed by pro-Israel groups

Voters will render their verdict on Tuesday in what has become the most expensive House primary in history, as a progressive incumbent Democrat faces a primary challenge from a candidate backed by pro-Israel groups.

Jamaal Bowman, the congressman for New York’s 16th district, has faced a vigorous challenge from George Latimer after Bowman criticized Israel’s war on Gaza.

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Elections 2024 live updates: Key primaries on the ballot in New York, Colorado and Utah
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 11:37:52 +0000
Live updates from the 2024 campaign trail, with the latest news on presidential candidates, polls, primaries and more.
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Labour wants to ‘take back our streets’: Will this help people affected by crime?
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 11:20:13 GMT

Experts say Keir Starmer’s plans to cut serious crime levels are ambitious. The party also hopes to restore faith in the criminal justice system but with limited extra resources

Labour appears poised to win a historic election victory on 4 July. In the series Life under Labour, we look at Keir Starmer’s five key political missions, and ask what is at stake and whether he can deliver the change the country is crying out for.

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Macron thought he could defeat Le Pen by shifting right. Instead, he has emboldened her | Didier Fassin
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 06:00:07 GMT

The president’s hazardous strategy has failed. Now France stands on the brink of its first far-right government since 1945

The image was an oxymoron. Earlier this month, in a luxurious Parisian venue, Emmanuel Macron stood in front of a white wall on which one word was inscribed in large letters: ensemble, meaning “together”. Estranged from the members of his own party, and even from his prime minister, Gabriel Attal, who had not been informed of his plans, Macron was attempting to convince his audience that his dramatic decision to dissolve parliament and hold snap elections – something that almost everyone else regarded as a risky poker move – was in fact the right decision for the country.

Yet Macron’s decision couldn’t have come at a worse moment. The coalition including his party, Renaissance, suffered defeat in the European elections in early June: its 14.6% score was dwarfed by Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally (RN), which won 31.4% of the vote. Not only is the presidential alliance almost certain to lose its relative majority of 250 seats in the parliament, but the far-right party will undoubtedly increase its current tally of 89 seats. To win an absolute majority, RN, joined by a dissident group from the Republicans, would need to secure 289 seats. Even if it doesn’t win an absolute majority, it could still become the largest party in the country and thus have its president, Jordan Bardella, named prime minister.

Didier Fassin is professor of social sciences at the Collège de France and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton

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Britons think UK is in a bad way, but French more pessimistic, survey shows
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 04:00:04 GMT

Exclusive: Poll finds widespread unhappiness in European countries with way things are going, and lack of optimism

Britons are the most likely of seven European nations to say their country is in a sorry state, but the French are the most likely to think things will get worse over the next 12 months, according to a poll weeks before high-stakes elections in both countries.

With the exception of Denmark, however, none of the European countries surveyed by YouGov in late May and early June revealed themselves to be particularly happy with the the way things were going, or overly optimistic for the future.

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McSweeney and Gray: the powers behind Keir Starmer - podcast
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 02:00:01 GMT

After Labour’s 2019 election defeat, Keir Starmer vowed to transform the party. Who are the advisers who have helped him shape it? Jessica Elgot reports

In this episode, we hear about two of the most influential figures within Keir Starmer’s camp: his campaign director, Morgan McSweeney, and his chief of staff, Sue Gray.

“McSweeney is probably the most influential person in this transformation of the Labour party, and by some distance,” Jessica Elgot, the Guardian’s deputy political editor, tells Michael Safi. “He understands all the mechanisms in the party that give you power, the things that are a barrier to the leader’s success.”

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Record number of people have crossed Channel in small boats since January
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 21:30:00 GMT

Total of 12,901 people seeking asylum have crossed this year, passing previous six-month record of 12,747 in 2022

A record number of people seeking asylum in small boats have crossed the Channel in the first six months of this year.

Home Office figures show that 257 people made the journey in four boats on Sunday, taking the provisional total for the year so far to 12,901. The previous record for arrivals in the six months from January to June was 12,747 in 2022. In the first half of 2023, arrivals stood at 11,433.

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Another day, another TV debate. No wonder everybody seems to have checked out
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 20:23:51 GMT

With this tired format, the idea that anybody’s minds might be changed by anything that is said is a category error

Security was tight at Rupert Murdoch’s London headquarters for the Sun’s “Election Showdown” with Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer. Just to go to the toilet on the 17th floor, you needed an escort. It wasn’t clear whether the organisers were worried we might get in somewhere we weren’t wanted or whether we might be trying to get out. These events need all the viewers they can get.

Fair to say, the spin room just down the corridor from where the action was taking place was not the ideal place to be. Largely because the technology was barely functioning. You get better reception on a cancelled Avanti West Coast train.

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Vice President Harris sent a fundraising appeal Monday on behalf of both the Democratic Congressional Campaign...
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 20:16:25 +0000

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The Guardian view on the Tories’ gambling problem: the betting is for a wipeout | Editorial
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 17:43:51 GMT

If there were any doubts in voters’ minds about Rishi Sunak’s lack of leadership they have been wiped away by this sorry episode

Two weeks ago the Guardian revealed that Craig Williams, the prime minister’s parliamentary private secretary, had placed a £100 bet on a July election three days before Rishi Sunak named the date. Mr Williams, the Conservative candidate for Montgomeryshire and Glyndŵr, admitted to having “a flutter” on the timing of the general election, which he said was a “huge error of judgment”. But he has refused to answer questions about whether he was privy to inside information before placing the bet.

Instead of suspending Mr Williams’s campaign, Mr Sunak professed that it was “disappointing” and hid behind the Gambling Commission’s inquiry into the bet. It’s possible that Mr Williams did not know the date of the election and was having a punt. Like Nero, Mr Sunak is fiddling while Rome burns.

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Tories in election retreat as resources diverted to defend ministers’ seats
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 15:48:13 GMT

Activists and candidates sent to campaign for Cleverly, Dowden and Barclay, who all hold 20,000-plus majorities

The Conservatives are rerouting resources to defend at least three seats held by cabinet ministers with majorities of more than 20,000 as the party retreats to safer ground.

Tory activists and candidates in nearby areas have been diverted to campaign for James Cleverly, the home secretary, Oliver Dowden, the deputy prime minister, and Steve Barclay, the environment secretary.

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Nigel Farage attacks Mail newspapers over ‘Putin ally’ reports
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 13:00:05 GMT

Reform UK leader accuses group of trying to stop his party breaking through into parliament

Nigel Farage has launched a stinging attack on the Daily Mail group, accusing the newspapers of trying to stop Reform UK “breaking through into parliament” by publishing reports that suggest he is an ally of Vladmir Putin’s administration.

Farage said the newspaper, which has often been supportive of him in the past, was “collaborating with the Kremlin to protect the dying Conservative party”, also lashing out at Boris Johnson for joining condemnation of his comments about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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‘I hope he loses’: Jeremy Hunt facing uphill battle in Godalming as voters long for change
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 12:37:52 GMT

Many describe Hunt as a good local MP but some are looking to tactical voting to punish the Conservatives

The beautiful Surrey Hills are well known for two things: a high concentration of some of the UK’s richest residents, who commute from the “stockbroker belt” to well-paying jobs in London, and some of the country’s most popular cycling routes.

The two combined on a recent chilly Saturday morning in a 100km bike ride that passed through the picturesque lanes of the newly created Godalming and Ash constituency. Most of the 10 riders from Velo Club Godalming Haslemere were happy to chat politics as they pedalled up (and down) 1,168 metres of the county’s steepest hills on customised carbon-fibre racing bikes, some of which cost more than a family car.

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Unwelcome at the Debate, RFK Jr.'s Star Shines on TikTok Live
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 11:30:00 +0000
TikTok creators are hosting their own town halls with third-party candidates, bypassing mainstream media and platforming conspiracies.
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New towns and old ideas: Labour’s housing plan - podcast
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 02:00:16 GMT

What are Labour’s proposals for fixing the housing crisis? Robert Booth reports from Hitchin, North Hertfordshire

Labour’s key housing pledge is to build 1.5m homes if it wins the general election. Its plan includes a promise to build new towns but what would it take to pull it off?

“I think the new towns idea is very grabbing,” Robert Booth, the Guardian’s social affairs correspondent, tells Hannah Moore. “To build genuine new settlements, which are sufficiently large to have all the infrastructure, all the character, all the sense of place of a town or even a small city, rather than just another housing estate.”

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Rep. Lauren Boebert’s district switch looms over Colorado Republican primaries
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 11:37:52 +0000

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Analysis: Bowman’s primary highlights divide in the Democratic Party
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 11:00:37 +0000

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The Democratic National Committee sent a fundraising email on the second anniversary of the Supreme Court...
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 19:12:57 +0000

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Austin taps top State Department adviser as Pentagon chief of staff
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 15:00:13 +0000
Derek Chollet, an aide to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, was nominated to be the Defense Department’s top policy official, but ran into Republican concerns over his confirmation.
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Bitter, expensive Bowman-Latimer primary highlights Democrats’ divisions
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 12:20:26 +0000

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Analysis: Ukraine hasn’t been a political liability for Republicans
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 11:20:11 +0000

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How Democrats are reminding voters of the Dobbs anniversary
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 10:45:50 +0000

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Ex-Trump security adviser backtracks on proposal to send all Marines to Asia
Sun, 23 Jun 2024 21:00:11 GMT

Robert O’Brien explains his outline to sever US-China economic ties would only be to send in ‘fighting force’

Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Robert O’Brien – tipped to play a leading role if the ex-president returns to the White House – backtracked on parts of his proposal to sever US-China economic ties, an aspect of which called for sending the entire US Marine Corps to Asia.

O’Brien, who recently submitted a 5,000-word article outlining his thinking to Foreign Affairs, explained on Sunday that instead of the “entire US Marine Corps”, it would be only the “fighting force”. And he said some Marines would still be stationed at bases like California’s Camp Pendleton and North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune.

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How California’s $100 billion surplus became a ‘budget emergency’
Sun, 23 Jun 2024 20:34:02 +0000
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and lawmakers announced a budget deal whose cuts could put him at odds with staunch allies and temper ambitious policy goals.
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City of Sydney could tear up contracts with suppliers targeted by boycott Israel campaign
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 07:56:16 GMT

Mayor Clover Moore says procurement and investment should be examined to potentially ‘put additional pressure towards a ceasefire’ in Gaza

The City of Sydney will consider tearing up contracts with suppliers targeted by the boycott Israel campaign, in a move the lord mayor, Clover Moore, hopes could “put additional pressure towards a ceasefire and an end to the humanitarian crisis” in Gaza.

On Monday night, Moore backed a Greens motion for the council to prepare a report on the council’s investment policy regarding “companies involved in, or profiting from, any human rights violations including the illegal occupation of the settlements in Palestinian territories and the supply of weapons”.

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I’m really excited about this election – and even Nigel Farage can’t extinguish my delight | Zoe Williams
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 05:00:06 GMT

The prospect of kicking out the Tories? However much time and effort you are spending managing your expectations, that outcome remains delicious

However much you check yourself against groupthink, we all swim in the same ocean and meet the same fish. Between the sight of a triumphant Nigel Farage parading around Clacton, the drip, drip effect of vox pops saying all politicians are the same and the spectre of far-right victories in Europe, I missed one minor detail: I’m really excited about the election. All this work, furiously managing my own expectations, worrying about the future, muttering about Labour and its timidity, and I haven’t extinguished the delight. Whichever way you cut it, we seem on the brink of getting rid of the Tory government. The sound of them on the radio, audible defeat cutting through the habituated pomposity; some day soon, we won’t have to wake up to that.

Polls can’t decide how large Labour’s majority will be, and people talk airily about “supermajorities”, when the phrase has no meaning in British politics. You either have a majority and are golden or you are Theresa May, and are not. Yet as sceptical as I am about almost all predictions, I am picturing a Labour win, and there is a non-negligible chance that the Lib Dems become the party of opposition.

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Our interactive guide to the latest voting trends
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 17:07:21 GMT
How do people say they will vote in the UK general election? Our poll tracker measures the trends.
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Meet the ‘double haters’ who could decide the election
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 15:40:45 +0000

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General election: How the BBC reports polling day
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 14:49:06 GMT
The BBC is not allowed to report details of campaigning while the polls are open on election day.
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A simple guide to the 4 July general election
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 08:50:42 GMT
The next UK general election will take place on 4 July.
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‘There’s a lot less sharing’: how news consumption has changed since last UK election
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 04:00:21 GMT

Six volunteers shared their phone activity to give a snapshot of how voters keep themselves abreast of current affairs

Is this the first post-mainstream-media election? The Guardian asked six volunteers to record their phone screens for three days – and the results provide a glimpse of what news, if any, the British public is consuming as they go to the polls.

Zoya, 28, a British-Pakistani woman in Birmingham, used to be a loyal Labour voter who knew nothing about Palestine. After watching TikTok videos and AI-generated Instagram posts, she is now a Green supporter who feels Gaza is her top issue.

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Why are the Tories collapsing? These true-blue towns know the answers - video
Fri, 21 Jun 2024 11:29:26 GMT

In the latest episode of Anywhere but Westminster, John Harris and John Domokos go to Woking, Guildford and Aldershot. Most of England's south-east used to be loyally Conservative - now, however, people in the "blue wall" are struggling, cuts are biting, and Toryism today is leaving younger voters behind.

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Far-Right Militias Are Back
Thu, 20 Jun 2024 15:36:11 +0000
As the US election approaches, one armed militia organized by a January 6 rioter is spreading its message across the country.
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Rethinking Democracy for the Age of AI
2024-06-18T11:04:08Z

There is a lot written about technology’s threats to democracy. Polarization. Artificial intelligence. The concentration of wealth and power. I have a more general story: The political and economic systems of governance that were created in the mid-18th century are poorly suited for the 21st century. They don’t align incentives well. And they are being hacked too effectively.

At the same time, the cost of these hacked systems has never been greater, across all human history. We have become too powerful as a species. And our systems cannot keep up with fast-changing disruptive technologies...


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At last, Julian Assange is free. But it may have come at a high price for press freedom | Trevor Timm
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 08:50:26 GMT

Instead of just dropping the case, the Biden administration got a guilty plea and set a dangerous tone for reporters everywhere

Julian Assange is on the verge of being set free after the WikiLeaks founder and US authorities have agreed to a surprising plea deal. While it should be a relief to anyone who cares about press freedom that Assange will not be coming to the US to face trial, the Biden administration should be ashamed at how this case has played out.

Assange is flying from the UK to a US territory in the Pacific Ocean to make a brief court appearance today, and soon after, he may officially be a free man in his native Australia.

Trevor Timm is executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation

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Julian Assange Strikes Plea Deal, Will Return to Australia
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 01:29:28 +0000

In April, President Joe Biden said he was “considering” dropping charges against the WikiLeaks founder.

The post Julian Assange Strikes Plea Deal, Will Return to Australia  appeared first on The Intercept.


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Tennessee ban on gender transition care to be reviewed by Supreme Court
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 21:18:52 +0000
The case will be the first in which the Supreme Court weighs the constitutionality of gender transition care restrictions, which about two dozen states have passed since 2021.
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Watchdog group files complaint over Trump’s pledges to oil executives
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 18:32:08 +0000

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Emmanuel Macron: win for far left or far right ‘will spark civil war’
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 21:48:43 GMT

French president’s comments made on podcast as RN releases manifesto pledging to ‘limit immigration’

French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that the far right National Rally (RN) party and the leftwing New Popular Front coalition – both of which are frontrunners in the parliamentary election – risked bringing “civil war” to France.

Macron told the podcast Generation Do It Yourself that the manifesto of the RN party – which election pollsters put in first place – and their solutions to deal with fears over crime and immigration were based upon “stigmatisation or division”.

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The Guardian view on Macron’s snap election: France on the brink | Editorial
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 17:44:29 GMT

A week from polling day, the president’s reckless gamble is proving a gift to Marine Le Pen and the radical right

Last week, a columnist for Le Monde memorably described Emmanuel Macron’s decision to call a snap parliamentary election as a “choice to play France at poker”. Humiliated by Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party (RN) at this month’s European elections, Mr Macron opted to call the French electorate’s bluff, calculating that the prospect of a radical-right prime minister in the Élysée would “clarify” its thinking.

A week away from the first round of a poll whose consequences will reverberate around Europe, this reckless gamble shows no sign at all of paying off. Quite the opposite. According to one survey, RN could increase its vote share to 36%, a few points up from its historic high on 9 June. Mr Macron’s centrist Together movement languishes in a distant third place, well behind the New Popular Front (NPF), an alliance of leftwing and progressive parties which is set to be the main challenger to Ms Le Pen in numerous contests.

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Toys, spices, sewing machines: the items Israel banned from entering Gaza
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 14:02:02 GMT

The fluctuating policy has targeted a huge range of items, as tracked by an Israeli human rights group. The latest version of the blockade is nearly total

Israel has long maintained a blockade of Gaza, at times allowing only products deemed “vital for the survival of the civilian population” to enter. Gisha, an Israeli human rights group dedicated to the free movement of Palestinians, assembled lists of banned items – from newspapers to notebooks and spices to sweets – from conversations with Palestinian businesspeople and international organizations importing goods into the strip. These graphics illustrate some of what was allowed in and what was barred from entry between 2007 and 2010, based on Gisha’s findings.

Israel had already been limiting the movement of goods and people between Gaza and the West Bank at least since the early 1990s. In 2006, after Hamas won 74 out of 132 seats in the Palestinian legislative elections, Israel escalated its blockade, imposed the year before, hoping to make life so difficult for the Palestinians of Gaza that they would turn on Hamas out of desperation. Dov Weisglass, an adviser to Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister at the time, described the strategy this way: “The idea is to put the Palestinians on a diet,” Weisglass said, “but not to make them die of hunger.”

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The Dominican Election That Took Over Upper Manhattan
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 10:00:00 +0000
A newly elected representative of the Dominican Republic’s overseas population gives advice to the U.S. on orderly elections and muses on the Yankees star Juan Soto.
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The Hacking of Culture and the Creation of Socio-Technical Debt
2024-06-19T11:09:52Z

Culture is increasingly mediated through algorithms. These algorithms have splintered the organization of culture, a result of states and tech companies vying for influence over mass audiences. One byproduct of this splintering is a shift from imperfect but broad cultural narratives to a proliferation of niche groups, who are defined by ideology or aesthetics instead of nationality or geography. This change reflects a material shift in the relationship between collective identity and power, and illustrates how states no longer have exclusive domain over either. Today, both power and culture are increasingly corporate...


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President Biden has no public events on his schedule as he remains at Camp David in...
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 11:21:44 +0000

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The biggest 2024 Supreme Court rulings to come, and what’s been decided
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 11:17:20 +0000
We’re tracking decisions in the biggest cases before the Supreme Court in 2024 — what has been decided and what is still to come. See the latest.
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Courts grant injunctions against Biden’s student loan repayment plan
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 10:45:07 +0000

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Special counsel falters in push to limit Trump’s attacks on FBI agents
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 10:30:39 +0000

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The Unfiltered Charm of Jet’s Beauties of the Week
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 10:00:00 +0000
Decades before Instagram, the magazine’s legendary column democratized the thirst trap.
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Australia’s most senior diplomat in UK flying with Julian Assange to Saipan
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 09:35:28 GMT

WikiLeaks founder due to be sentenced at a hearing in Northern Mariana Islands

Australia’s most senior diplomat in the United Kingdom is accompanying the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, as he flies to a US territory in the Pacific to formalise a plea deal.

The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, confirmed the high-level consular support for Assange while telling parliament on Tuesday: “We want him brought home to Australia.”

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Labor senator Fatima Payman says each step ‘felt like a mile’ after crossing floor to back Palestine motion
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 09:06:07 GMT

First-term senator risks membership after voting against her party by supporting motion on Palestinian statehood

The Labor senator Fatima Payman has crossed the floor, voting in support of a Greens motion on recognising Palestinian statehood in a move that imperils her party membership.

While Coalition backbenchers are allowed to cross the floor, the Labor party requires all of its parliamentarians to support collective decisions or face the possibility of expulsion. Some Labor members to have crossed the floor have been expelled from the party and others have been suspended.

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For this U.S. airman, the Gaza war hit too close to home
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 09:00:07 +0000
Mohammed Abu Hashem ended a 22-year Air Force career after his aunt was killed in an Israeli strike. “I can’t be part of the system that enabled this,” he says.
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Labor says ‘no mandated sanction’ after senator crosses floor – as it happened
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 08:59:35 GMT

This blog is now closed.

‘It’s just a lazy delay’

Bill Shorten says a further delay of the Senate vote on the NDIS bill won’t actually lead to any changes:

There’s no good reason on God’s green earth to have another eight weeks of review, which isn’t actually eight weeks.

There won’t be a whole lot of new submissions come in, there won’t be some brand new arguments not considered.

I’m horrified after 12 months of reviewing the NDIS and then another six months of discussing the review including [in] the last three a Senate committee having public hearings calling for submissions.

The opposition has used words never ever said before by them.

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Warning issued over super-strength ecstasy pills ahead of Glastonbury festival
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 08:18:19 GMT

Drug charity The Loop says young festivalgoers are particularly at risk as potency of pills returns to pre-pandemic levels

Super-strength ecstasy pills containing potentially life-threatening levels of MDMA are in circulation in the UK for possibly the first time in five years, a non-profit has warned ahead of Glastonbury festival this weekend.

The Loop, which has recently conducted drug checking at Manchester’s Parklife festival and in Bristol, has urged revellers to be cautious after testing ecstasy pills containing more than 300mg of MDMA, with average strength levels returning to pre-pandemic levels.

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How Tory neglect flooded Britain’s rivers with sewage
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 05:00:06 GMT

On a journey along the Thames – where fury at pollution has spawned a wave of local activism – it is clear that the decline of rivers is among this government’s worst legacies

Red kites swoop above Fawley Meadows as Dave Wallace dips a sampling beaker into the deep green water of the River Thames on a late spring day. A sharp wind blows droplets upstream towards the arches of Henley Bridge, while the might of the river, its path here straight and wide, pulls downstream towards Windsor, on its 215-mile odyssey to the North Sea.

Today, the water meadows along its banks host blue and white striped marquees, lined up in uniform rows for the Henley regatta. After the rowers depart, the river bears the swimmers who follow. They dip, jump and dive its depths at an annual festival of open water races, echoing the galas that took place in Victorian days.

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African and Asian artists condemn ‘humiliating’ UK and EU visa refusals
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 04:00:06 GMT

‘Unfair’ rejection rates of up to 70% harm cultural diversity and create a ‘global apartheid’, say promoters and musicians

Musicians, authors, producers and festival managers have hit out at “humiliating” and costly visa-rejection rates for African and Asian artists visiting Britain and European Union countries, saying it is having a chilling impact on cultural diversity.

Analysis shows the UK last year raised £44m in fees for visa applications that were then rejected, mainly coming from low- and middle-income countries. The EU made €130m (£110m).

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Age anxiety hangs over first Biden-Trump debate
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 01:00:14 GMT
On Thursday, the current president, 81, and his Republican predecessor, 78, will face off in Georgia.
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Julian Assange has reached a plea deal with the U.S., allowing him to go free
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Set more ambitious climate targets to save Great Barrier Reef, Unesco urges Australia
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 23:31:15 GMT

Reef escapes being classed ‘in danger’ for now but the government must submit a progress report to World Heritage committee by February

Unesco has urged Australia to set more ambitious climate targets for the Great Barrier Reef in a list of recommendations to preserve its status as a world heritage site.

The report, published in Paris late on Monday, did not recommend the reef be placed on a list of sites “in danger” – a threat that has hung over the reef for years – when the 21-country world heritage committee meets next month.

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The GOP’s sudden turn away from gay rights — and acceptance
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 22:18:22 +0000
The right wing of the party has re-injected LGBTQ+ rights and issues into our political discussion in recent years. There are real signs it’s having an effect.
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House committee continues ethics probe of Rep. Ronny Jackson, club dues
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 21:14:44 +0000

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Commission on Presidential Debates releases 2024 sites from contracts
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 21:08:08 +0000

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Biden, Trump supporters oppose reducing Social Security benefits
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 20:30:07 +0000

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The bitter primary match between Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) and challenger George Latimer has exposed the...
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 20:03:44 +0000

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Analysis: Trump’s flip-flops on Biden’s debate skills
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 19:59:46 +0000

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The Politics That Derailed Congestion Pricing in New York
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 19:52:35 +0000
Governor Hochul’s last-minute decision to pause the program feels like a pivot, a fateful flinch, for the city.
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Judge Cannon dives into Justice Department budget at Trump hearing
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 18:52:27 +0000

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Trump’s flip-flops on Biden’s debate skills
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 18:15:52 +0000
Ahead of Thursday’s bout, Trump and his surrogates have cast Biden as an accomplished debater who has shown he can rise to the occasion. That’s not what Trump said before — including as recently as last month.
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Biden, Trump eye pick-up opportunities in post-debate travel
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 18:05:59 +0000

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Biden condemns protest violence outside California synagogue
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 17:42:05 +0000

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Hogan releases statement on Dobbs anniversary reiterating support for Roe
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 17:19:37 +0000

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Biden administration’s hopes fade for cease-fire and humanitarian aid
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 17:00:48 +0000

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Harris says Trump ‘guilty’ of stealing reproductive rights from women
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 16:42:26 +0000

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The stakes have led both campaigns to take extraordinary measures in hopes that their candidate will...
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 16:22:12 +0000

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Tracking Biden administration political appointees to fill top roles
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 16:12:17 +0000
Follow the president's progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.
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Donald Trump will be in New Orleans on Monday for a fundraiser with House Majority Leader...
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 16:02:16 +0000

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Thursday’s presidential debate in Atlanta will, among other things, offer both President Biden and Donald Trump...
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 15:22:10 +0000

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In more than 60 interviews in Hudson, Wis., over several days last month, people expressed sentiments...
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 14:58:47 +0000

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Do swing-state voters share your priorities?
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 14:38:08 +0000

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In the eyes of many Donald Trump backers, he is almost certain to prevail if the...
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 14:19:14 +0000

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What each side hopes to gain in the presidential debate
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 14:01:50 +0000

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Vice President Harris will speak Monday at a campaign event focused on reproductive freedom in College...
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 13:36:20 +0000

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The national debt is ballooning. The next president probably won’t stop it.
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 13:20:59 +0000

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Analysis: Let’s see if a debate can change the trajectory of voter sentiment
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 12:59:56 +0000

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President Biden’s campaign released an ad Monday highlighting Donald Trump’s criminal conviction and opposition to abortion...
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 12:38:53 +0000

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Pro-Trump extremists are sure he will win. That could be dangerous.
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 11:57:51 +0000

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On losing abortion rights, Biden says Trump is ‘responsible for this nightmare’
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 11:41:56 +0000

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Trump is still courting coal workers. This county shows why it matters.
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 11:00:36 +0000

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Trump spreads violent rhetoric by suggesting migrants should fight for sport
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 10:30:05 +0000

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Social Security to drop obsolete jobs used to deny disability benefits
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 10:00:25 +0000
For decades, Social Security has used obsolete jobs like pneumatic tube operator and nut sorter to deny disabled claimants.
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John Fetterman’s War
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 10:00:00 +0000
Is the Pennsylvania senator trolling the left or offering a way forward for Democrats?
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America!: Republican Vice-Presidential Candidates Compete for Trump’s Favor in the Thunderdome
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 10:00:00 +0000
It’s the same as the real world, but more steampunk—so, worse.
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UK ‘tried to suppress criticism’ of alleged UAE role in arming Sudan’s RSF militia
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 04:00:20 GMT

Exclusive UK accused of trying to head off condemnation of Gulf ally over alleged aid to forces accused of genocide in Darfur

UK government officials attempted to suppress criticism of the United Arab Emirates and its alleged role in supplying arms to a notorious militia waging a campaign of ethnic cleansing in Sudan, sources have told the Guardian.

Claims that Foreign Office officials put pressure on African diplomats to avoid criticising the UAE over its alleged military support for Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) will intensify scrutiny of the UK’s relationship with the Gulf state.

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Open letter in India calls for withdrawal of go-ahead to prosecute Arundhati Roy
Sun, 23 Jun 2024 15:59:48 GMT

Over 200 signatories urge government to reverse decision enabling action against writer under anti-terrorism law

More than 200 Indian academics, activists and journalists have published an open letter urging the Indian government to withdraw last week’s decision sanctioning the prosecution of the Booker prize-winning author Arundhati Roy under the country’s stringent anti-terrorism law.

“We … deplore this action and appeal to the government and the democratic forces in the country to ensure that no infringement of the fundamental right to freely and fearlessly express views on any subject takes place in our nation,” the group said in the letter.

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South Africa’s Democratic Alliance suspends MP for racist comments
Thu, 20 Jun 2024 14:53:47 GMT

Renaldo Gouws suspended days after white-led party joined coalition government with ANC

A South African MP has been suspended by the Democratic Alliance (DA) for racist comments, less than a week after the white-led party formed a coalition government with the African National Congress.

A clip of Renaldo Gouws saying “Kill all the kaffirs” – a racial slur for black people – and then repeating the phrase using a swear word and the N-word, has gone viral online.

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China threatens death penalty for Taiwan independence ‘diehards’
Sat, 22 Jun 2024 02:54:31 GMT

Beijing ramps up pressure over ‘crime of secession’ while Taipei says China has no jurisdiction over Taiwan and urges its people not to be intimidated

China has threatened to impose the death penalty in extreme cases for “diehard” Taiwan independence separatists, a ratcheting up of pressure even though Chinese courts have no jurisdiction on the democratically governed island.

China, which views Taiwan as its own territory, has made no secret of its dislike of President Lai Ching-te, who took office last month, saying he is a “separatist”, and staged war games shortly after his inauguration.

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Texas A&M Wants to Keep Emails About Leonard Leo’s $15 Million Gift Secret
Tue, 18 Jun 2024 14:14:58 +0000

The donation, one of the largest in the school’s history, was made as right-wing megadonor Leo shopped a new law school center.

The post Texas A&M Wants to Keep Emails About Leonard Leo’s $15 Million Gift Secret appeared first on The Intercept.


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Euro 2024: England v Slovenia buildup, Croatia reaction,and more – live news
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 11:56:15 GMT
  • Latest news as Group C and Group D set for final fixtures
  • Get in touch: Email Dominic with your thoughts

Everyone loves a fan zone at a major tournament. And The Guardian’s very own Ed Aarons went straight into the mixer to get a sense of Germany’s 2024 fan zones, a place where supporters without tickets to the games can soak in the atmosphere.

So it looks like it’ll be Conor Gallagher providing an injection of energy and work ethic into the England midfield tonight. As critical as people may be of Southgate for such a change, England do require a vast improvement in their pressing and the Chelsea man will help there. Kobbie Mainoo might have been the more pulse-raising selection, or perhaps Jude Bellingham dropping into the No 8 role, but Gallagher has done well twice off the bench.

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Supreme court declines to take up case alleging voter discrimination in Georgia
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 10:00:23 GMT

Public service commission, which establishes regulation and sets rates for utilities, accused of disenfranchising Black voters

Georgia has not held an election for its powerful public service commission for more than two years while a lawsuit alleging the way commissioners are elected disenfranchises Black voters plays out.

On Monday, the US supreme court declined to hear the case, leaving an appeals court ruling in place and putting an end to further delays.

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Count Binface challenges U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for Parliament seat
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 09:30:00 +0000
A satirical recurring candidate is tapping into a deep sense of distrust in the British electorate.
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Met denies being source of election bet leaks
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 04:31:39 GMT
It follows a claim the force told journalists about those being looking into by the betting regulator.
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On the brink of power: how France’s National Rally reinvented itself
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 04:00:05 GMT

Opponents say party is ‘political heir’ of Vichy regime, which collaborated with Nazis, amid efforts to halt its rise

Political opponents of Marine Le Pen’s poll-leading National Rally are seizing on the far-right party’s history to try to mobilise voters against it in the run-up to France’s snap election.

Leftwing and centrist politicians have sought to remind voters that when Le Pen’s father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, co-founded the party – originally named Front National – in 1972, its ranks included former members of a Waffen SS military unit under Nazi command during the second world war.

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Music industry giants allege mass copyright violation by AI firms
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 18:44:21 +0000
Suno and Udio could face damages of up to $150,000 per song allegedly infringed.
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DUP manifesto: Key policies analysed
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 14:23:03 GMT
BBC News NI correspondents examine the detail of the DUP's manifesto for the general election.
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Biden’s Moment to Show Who the Real Economic Populist Is
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 10:00:00 +0000
In Thursday’s debate, the President should highlight his Administration’s efforts to check the power of big corporations and eliminate some of their exploitative practices.
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Ros Atkins: Is Brexit still important to voters?
Sun, 23 Jun 2024 20:31:59 GMT
The BBC's analysis editor looks at whether Brexit is still a key issue for general election voters.
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Electioncast: Taxation Trilemmas
Sun, 23 Jun 2024 11:28:00 GMT
Aide to the home secretary James Sunderland made comments at an event in April.
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What to Expect from the Biden-Trump Debate, with the Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin
Sat, 22 Jun 2024 13:15:08 +0000
“If anybody’s wondering whether debates matter,” Evan Osnos says, “the truth is that the history on this is pretty eloquent, which is that they do matter in very tight contests.”
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Meet five of the youngest election candidates: 'I haven’t got my A-level results yet'
Fri, 21 Jun 2024 23:37:31 GMT
An 18-year-old who hasn't had his A-levels results yet is among those standing in the general election.
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Project Trump, Global Edition
Fri, 21 Jun 2024 17:17:00 +0000
Cut off all economic ties with China? End all aid to Ukraine? The ex-President’s men have a plan.
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Who is fighting for the steelworkers in this election? The view from Port Talbot – video
Tue, 18 Jun 2024 11:28:59 GMT

In the run-up to July's election, the Guardian video team is touring the UK looking at issues that matter to communities. In the town of Port Talbot, in the Aberafan Maesteg constituency, many voters are worried about the future of the steelworks where at least 2,800 jobs are on the line. ​We spoke to businesses, food banks and charities and politicians, all worried about the knock-on effect on families who have been steelworkers for generations. We also heard voters' other concerns and asked politicians what people were saying about the steelworks on the doorstep

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Biden Is the Candidate Who Stands for Change in This Election
Fri, 21 Jun 2024 10:00:00 +0000
The oldest-ever President has been a groundbreaking leader. The debate gives him a chance to get that message across.
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Which battleground seats are Labour targeting?
Thu, 20 Jun 2024 12:35:55 GMT
The places Labour is aiming to win at the general election.
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“Utterly Dismayed”: Air Force Engineer Resigns as Dissent Against Gaza War Slowly Spreads Within Military
Tue, 18 Jun 2024 10:00:00 +0000

“I don’t want to be working on something that can turn around and be used to slaughter innocent people.”

The post “Utterly Dismayed”: Air Force Engineer Resigns as Dissent Against Gaza War Slowly Spreads Within Military appeared first on The Intercept.


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Some think a robust anti-war movement in Israel is impossible. They’re wrong | Etan Nechin
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 09:00:03 GMT

The movement faces an uphill battle, but it’s growing – and is seen by many as our last hope for peace

There have been near-weekly protests in Israel since October, focusing on the release of hostages and anti-government messages. Until recently, they have rarely included calls for a ceasefire in the Gaza war, and few protesters have addressed the humanitarian crisis in Gaza or looked to a long-term peaceful solution. Some progressives argue this lack of anti-war voices reflects a militaristic, nationalist stance inherent to Israeli society and the Zionist project.

But is this true? Is a robust anti-war, pro-peace movement impossible in Israel?

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Big week in a big summer for Newcastle and Eddie Howe
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 07:00:02 GMT

Juggling the squad to comply with financial rules may not be the only thing dominating minds at St James’

At first glance, nothing much seems to be happening at Newcastle. The home dressing room is receiving a very expensive makeover, the players are away on holiday and most fans are more interested in Euro 2024 than the merits of Eddie Howe’s high press.

Behind the scenes, though, this could be one of the most pivotal weeks of the year at St James’ Park. It began on Monday with club executives ending their interest in signing the Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin while stepping up efforts to find a new home for the 19-year-old Gambia winger Yankuba Minteh but could end on an anxious note.

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The Day Israeli Tanks Fired Directly at AFP’s Gaza Bureau
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 04:01:00 +0000

Israel denied the attack, but a four-month investigation shows the office came under direct tank fire.

The post The Day Israeli Tanks Fired Directly at AFP’s Gaza Bureau appeared first on The Intercept.


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The infection that affects half of women and its link to antibiotic resistance – podcast
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 04:00:08 GMT

Anyone who has had a urinary tract infection knows how agonising they can be. Some infections go away on their own, but many need antibiotics.

Beneath the surface of this very common infection lie many mysteries, unanswered questions, and unnecessary suffering. And it gets to the heart of the challenge of tackling antimicrobial resistance.

Madeleine Finlay speaks to Dr Jennifer Rohn, head of the centre for urological biology at University College London, about what we now understand about how UTIs take hold, and the complexity surrounding their treatment

For more information about chronic UTI, visit the CUTIC website.

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S7, Ep 3: Golda Rosheuvel, actor
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 04:00:09 GMT

Actor Golda Rosheuvel joins Grace this week to share what she eats when the wigs are off. Golda is best known for her role as the formidable Queen Charlotte in the record-breaking Netflix series Bridgerton. Before Bridgerton fame, Golda’s breakthrough role was playing a female Othello at the Liverpool Everyman, rooting herself as an actor who challenges traditional casting. Golda talks to Grace about her South American upbringing in the church, with her Guyanese father and British mother and her stint in a squat in south London, and reminisces about her recent wedding, where nosh from her local falafel takeaway took centre stage.

New episodes of Comfort Eating with Grace Dent will be released every Tuesday

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Heartbreak for Croatia as Italy leave it late to progress - Football Daily
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 23:39:11 GMT

Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, George Elek and Nicky Bandini as Italy score a stoppage-time equaliser that sees them through to the round of 16 at Euro 2024

Follow Football Weekly wherever you get your podcasts and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.

On the podcast today; a fantastic finish from Mattia Zaccagni sees Italy progress ahead of Croatia. It wasn’t a particularly thrilling game of football but Italy ultimately got the job done.

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The Mail
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 10:00:00 +0000
Readers respond to Eyal Press’s piece on state constitutions, Merve Emre’s essay on Freud biographies, and Rebecca Mead’s review of “Catland.”
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Two poems, four years in detention: the Chinese dissident who smuggled his writing out of prison – podcast
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 04:00:19 GMT

My poems were written in anger after Tiananmen Square. But what motivates most prison writing is a fear of forgetting. Today I am free, but the regime has never stopped its war on words. By Liao Yiwu

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House Votes to Block U.S. Funding to Rebuild Gaza
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 21:05:30 +0000

The Republican amendment to the annual defense budget is just one of several proposals to restrict humanitarian aid to Gaza.

The post House Votes to Block U.S. Funding to Rebuild Gaza appeared first on The Intercept.


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What photo ID will you need to vote?
Thu, 20 Jun 2024 11:38:08 GMT
Everyone voting in person at the general election on 4 July will have to show valid photo ID.
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Alliance Party manifesto: Key policies analysed
Thu, 20 Jun 2024 11:04:37 GMT
The Alliance Party launches its 2024 election manifesto, setting out the party's plans.
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Sinn Féin manifesto: Key policies analysed
Wed, 19 Jun 2024 15:52:46 GMT
BBC News NI correspondents examine the detail of Sinn Féin's manifesto for the general election.
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qualifiers: 14.29 election

The Studio Executive Who Wants Hollywood to Get Real About Bad Storytelling
Fri, 21 Jun 2024 20:55:20 +0000
As the entertainment industry rebounds, Kamala Avila-Salmon, head of inclusive content at Lionsgate, wants to make sure it comes back healthier than before.
Match ID: 136 Score: 12.86 source: www.wired.com age: 3 days
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Will sewage in the Thames hurt the Tories? The view from Henley and Thame – video
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 13:58:25 GMT

In the run-up to July's general election, the Guardian video team is touring the UK looking at the issues that matter to voters. After swimmers and rowers fell sick from sewage discharges into the River Thames we went to the seat of Henley and Thame to see how environmental concerns rank for voters in a seat that has been Conservative for more than 100 years

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Inside Donald Trump’s hush-money trial: three key testimonies – video
Fri, 31 May 2024 02:35:05 GMT

Twelve jurors in New York have presented their fellow Americans with a simple question: are you willing to elect a convicted criminal to the White House?

On Thursday, Donald Trump was found guilty of all 34 counts of falsifying business records in a criminal hush-money scheme to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. The verdict makes him the first president, current or former, to be found guilty of felony crimes in the US's near 250-year history. Regardless, the conviction does not disqualify Trump as a presidential candidate or bar him from again sitting in the Oval Office.

Trump, who opted not to take the stand during the trial, has denied wrongdoing, railed against the proceedings and ahead of the verdict compared himself to a saint: “Mother Teresa could not beat these charges. The charges are rigged,” he said on Wednesday. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, is expected to appeal the verdict.

The Guardian’s Sam Levine has been in court over the last several weeks covering all the developments – here are three testimonies he found most memorable. 

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Match ID: 138 Score: 12.14 source: www.theguardian.com age: 25 days
qualifiers: 4.29 republican, 4.29 politics, 3.57 election

Columbia Task Force for Dealing With Campus Protests Declares That Anti-Zionism Is Antisemitism
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 23:25:16 +0000

The task force revealed its plans not in a communiqué to faculty and students — but instead in an Israeli newspaper article.

The post Columbia Task Force for Dealing With Campus Protests Declares That Anti-Zionism Is Antisemitism appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 139 Score: 11.43 source: theintercept.com age: 7 days
qualifiers: 8.57 republican, 2.86 congress

Cheap and Lethal: The Pentagon’s Plan for the Next Drone War
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 14:59:24 +0000

UAVs continually kill civilians, but the U.S. military wants to expand its arsenal with an army of new, mass-produced kamikaze AI drones.

The post Cheap and Lethal: The Pentagon’s Plan for the Next Drone War appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 140 Score: 11.43 source: theintercept.com age: 7 days
qualifiers: 8.57 politics, 2.86 congress

Federal Prosecutors Attacked Me for My Reporting — and They’re Doing It to Hide Info From the Public
Thu, 20 Jun 2024 15:22:46 +0000

If the Biden administration is serious about protecting press freedoms, officials from Washington might want to have a stern talk with federal prosecutors in Detroit.

The post Federal Prosecutors Attacked Me for My Reporting — and They’re Doing It to Hide Info From the Public appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 141 Score: 10.71 source: theintercept.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 10.71 constitution

DS Smith’s £5.8bn takeover by US rival going ahead despite competition
Thu, 20 Jun 2024 13:11:36 GMT

Merger with International Paper moving at ‘absolutely full steam’ in face of separate interest from Brazil’s Suzano

The boss of the FTSE 100 company DS Smith has said its £5.8bn takeover by a US rival is going at “absolutely full steam”, despite concerns it could be derailed by another packaging sector merger.

Miles Roberts, DS Smith’s chief executive, said merger work with International Paper was “going very well” and that he definitely expected the deal to complete.

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Match ID: 142 Score: 10.71 source: www.theguardian.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 10.71 executive

This Labour city backed Brexit and went Tory: what did it get in return? - video
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 10:48:36 GMT

In the first video of a new series of Anywhere but Westminster, John Harris and John Domokos revisit Stoke-on-Trent, the once-loyal Labour city that went totally Tory in 2019. Has 'levelling up' money made up for swingeing local cuts? Will Labour win again? And what do people working hard to turn the place around think  about the future? 

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Match ID: 143 Score: 10.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 11 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics, 3.57 election, 2.14 elections

Will Gaza cost Labour votes in east London? The view from Ilford – video
Fri, 07 Jun 2024 08:38:22 GMT

In the run-up to July's election, the Guardian video team will be touring the UK looking at the issues that matter to voters. In a week when an attack on a refugee camp in Rafah and the Labour party's treatment of Diane Abbott and Faiza Shaheen dominated the headlines, we spoke to voters in Ilford – North and South – who were protesting locally about Gaza. We asked whether these issues would make a difference to how they vote in the election, met canvassers getting behind independent candidates, and spoke to business owners about their political priorities

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Match ID: 144 Score: 10.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 18 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics, 3.57 election, 2.14 conservatives

AI-Generated Fake News Is Coming to an Election Near You
Mon, 22 Jan 2024 12:00:00 +0000
Targeted, AI-generated political misinformation is already out there—and humans are falling for it.
Match ID: 145 Score: 10.00 source: www.wired.com age: 155 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics, 3.57 election, 2.14 elections

GOP States Double Down on Fighting Medication Abortion After Supreme Court Keeps It Legal
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 20:51:02 +0000

From the jump, the lawsuit challenging the legality of mifepristone was a cynical, propagandistic endeavor. In a 9-0 opinion, the Supreme Court threw it out.

The post GOP States Double Down on Fighting Medication Abortion After Supreme Court Keeps It Legal appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 146 Score: 9.29 source: theintercept.com age: 11 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics, 2.86 federal government, 2.14 constitution

The U.S. Says a Far-Right Ukrainian Army Unit Can Now Get Aid. A Photo Shows Training Was Already Happening.
Sat, 22 Jun 2024 09:00:00 +0000

The administration says the “Azov Brigade” is separate from the old, Nazi-linked “Azov Battalion.” The unit itself says they’re the same.

The post The U.S. Says a Far-Right Ukrainian Army Unit Can Now Get Aid. A Photo Shows Training Was Already Happening. appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 147 Score: 8.57 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 8.57 congress

Congress passes bill to jumpstart new nuclear power tech
Fri, 21 Jun 2024 20:40:16 +0000
ADVANCE Act heads for Biden's signature, but it may be too little, too late.
Match ID: 148 Score: 8.57 source: arstechnica.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 8.57 congress

US Leaders Dodge Questions About Israel’s Influence Campaign
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 16:13:26 +0000
Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries has joined US intelligence officials in ignoring repeated inquiries about Israel’s “malign” efforts to covertly influence US voters.
Match ID: 149 Score: 8.57 source: www.wired.com age: 13 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics, 4.29 democrat

The woman feeding Liverpool from an ice-cream van – video
Tue, 28 May 2024 09:47:52 GMT

Michelle Roach bought a used ice-cream van in order to bring cheap, affordable food to Liverpool's struggling communities. She wanted a vehicle with freezers built in for frozen food, and also something cheerful that was able to break down stigmas around food poverty. Using a '10 items for £5' model, Michelle sources discount food from supermarket surplus and donations.

The Guardian's Christopher Cherry follows Michelle and the van on its rounds, with the service struggling to meet overwhelming demand as the cost of living crisis deepens, and the UK's general election fast approaches.

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Match ID: 150 Score: 7.86 source: www.theguardian.com age: 28 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics, 3.57 election

How to trade an election
Thu, 21 Mar 2024 11:10:12 +0000
It is becoming harder for investors to ignore politics
Match ID: 151 Score: 7.86 source: www.economist.com age: 96 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics, 3.57 election

Bar chart wars: What to watch out for on leaflets telling you who can win your seat
Tue, 18 Jun 2024 23:03:20 GMT
It’s a two-horse race here, leaflets put out by political parties often claim. Can you trust them?
Match ID: 152 Score: 6.43 source: www.bbc.com age: 6 days
qualifiers: 6.43 political parties

EU elections fallout: a shock snap vote, resignations and the far right – video report
Mon, 10 Jun 2024 16:36:36 GMT

Emmanuel Macron stunned politicians and the public by announcing a snap general election after the far-right National Rally party won about 32% of the French vote. But it wasn’t just in France that the far right was celebrating. In Germany and Austria, parties on the populist right made stunning gains. Despite that, the pro-European centre appeared to have held in a set of results likely to complicate EU lawmaking

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Match ID: 153 Score: 5.71 source: www.theguardian.com age: 14 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election, 2.14 elections

The fake news divide: how Modi’s rule is fracturing India – video
Thu, 30 May 2024 09:31:48 GMT

Ahead of the election in India, the Guardian’s video team travelled through the country to explore how fake news and censorship might shape the outcome.

Almost one billion people are registered to vote. The country's prime minister, Narendra Modi, has been in power for more than 10 years, and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) is seeking a third term.


But critics of Modi and the BJP say his government has become increasingly authoritarian, fracturing the country along religious lines and threatening India’s secular democracy. At the same time, the space for freedom of speech has been shrinking while disinformation and hate speech has exploded on social media.

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Match ID: 154 Score: 5.71 source: www.theguardian.com age: 26 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election, 2.14 elections

How American politics has infected investing
Sun, 21 Apr 2024 15:41:46 +0000
Beware: taking a stand can be expensive
Match ID: 155 Score: 4.29 source: www.economist.com age: 64 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics

A Dangerous New Home for Online Extremism
Wed, 24 Jan 2024 12:00:00 +0000
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, or DAOs, offer independently-minded internet users a safe haven—but it’s also a boon to those with a darker purpose.
Match ID: 156 Score: 4.29 source: www.wired.com age: 153 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics

Regulators Are Finally Catching Up With Big Tech
Fri, 12 Jan 2024 12:00:00 +0000
The lawless, Wild West era of AI and technology is almost at an end, as data protection authorities use new and existing legislation to get tough.
Match ID: 157 Score: 4.29 source: www.wired.com age: 165 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics

LimeWire AI Studio Review 2023: Details, Pricing & Features
Tue, 12 Dec 2023 16:10:00 +0000

 

In the rapidly advancing landscape of AI technology and innovation, LimeWire emerges as a unique platform in the realm of generative AI tools. This platform not only stands out from the multitude of existing AI tools but also brings a fresh approach to content generation. LimeWire not only empowers users to create AI content but also provides creators with creative ways to share and monetize their creations.


As we explore LimeWire, our aim is to uncover its features, benefits for creators, and the exciting possibilities it offers for AI content generation. This platform presents an opportunity for users to harness the power of AI in image creation, all while enjoying the advantages of a free and accessible service.


Let's unravel the distinctive features that set LimeWire apart in the dynamic landscape of AI-powered tools, understanding how creators can leverage its capabilities to craft unique and engaging AI-generated images.


Introduction

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LimeWire, a name once associated with the notorious file-sharing tool from the 2000s, has undergone a significant transformation. The LimeWire we discuss today is not the file-sharing application of the past but has re-emerged as an entirely new entity—a cutting-edge AI content publishing platform.

This revamped LimeWire invites users to register and unleash their creativity by crafting original AI content, which can then be shared and showcased on the LimeWire Studio. Notably, even acclaimed artists and musicians, such as Deadmau5, Soulja Boy, and Sean Kingston, have embraced this platform to publish their content in the form of NFT music, videos, and images.


Beyond providing a space for content creation and sharing, LimeWire introduces monetization models to empower users to earn revenue from their creations. This includes avenues such as earning ad revenue and participating in the burgeoning market of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). As we delve further, we'll explore these monetization strategies in more detail to provide a comprehensive understanding of LimeWire's innovative approach to content creation and distribution.


LimeWire Studio welcomes content creators into its fold, providing a space to craft personalized AI-focused content for sharing with fans and followers. Within this creative hub, every piece of content generated becomes not just a creation but a unique asset—ownable and tradable. Fans have the opportunity to subscribe to creators' pages, immersing themselves in the creative journey and gaining ownership of digital collectibles that hold tradeable value within the LimeWire community. Notably, creators earn a 2.5% royalty each time their content is traded, adding a rewarding element to the creative process.


The platform's flexibility is evident in its content publication options. Creators can choose to share their work freely with the public or opt for a premium subscription model, granting exclusive access to specialized content for subscribers.


LimeWire AI Studio

As of the present moment, LimeWire focuses on AI Image Generation, offering a spectrum of creative possibilities to its user base. The platform, however, has ambitious plans on the horizon, aiming to broaden its offerings by introducing AI music and video generation tools in the near future. This strategic expansion promises creators even more avenues for expression and engagement with their audience, positioning LimeWire Studio as a dynamic and evolving platform within the realm of AI-powered content creation.


AI Image Generation Tools

limewire AI Studio


The LimeWire AI image generation tool presents a versatile platform for both the creation and editing of images. Supporting advanced models such as Stable Diffusion 2.1, Stable Diffusion XL, and DALL-E 2, LimeWire offers a sophisticated toolkit for users to delve into the realm of generative AI art.


Much like other tools in the generative AI landscape, LimeWire provides a range of options catering to various levels of complexity in image creation. Users can initiate the creative process with prompts as simple as a few words or opt for more intricate instructions, tailoring the output to their artistic vision.


What sets LimeWire apart is its seamless integration of different AI models and design styles. Users have the flexibility to effortlessly switch between various AI models, exploring diverse design styles such as cinematic, digital art, pixel art, anime, analog film, and more. Each style imparts a distinctive visual identity to the generated AI art, enabling users to explore a broad spectrum of creative possibilities.


The platform also offers additional features, including samplers, allowing users to fine-tune the quality and detail levels of their creations. Customization options and prompt guidance further enhance the user experience, providing a user-friendly interface for both novice and experienced creators.


Excitingly, LimeWire is actively developing its proprietary AI model, signaling ongoing innovation and enhancements to its image generation capabilities. This upcoming addition holds the promise of further expanding the creative horizons for LimeWire users, making it an evolving and dynamic platform within the landscape of AI-driven art and image creation.

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Automatically Mint Your Content As NFTs

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Upon completing your creative endeavor on LimeWire, the platform allows you the option to publish your content. An intriguing feature follows this step: LimeWire automates the process of minting your creation as a Non-Fungible Token (NFT), utilizing either the Polygon or Algorand blockchain. This transformative step imbues your artwork with a unique digital signature, securing its authenticity and ownership in the decentralized realm.


Creators on LimeWire hold the power to decide the accessibility of their NFT creations. By opting for a public release, the content becomes discoverable by anyone, fostering a space for engagement and interaction. Furthermore, this choice opens the avenue for enthusiasts to trade the NFTs, adding a layer of community involvement to the artistic journey.


Alternatively, LimeWire acknowledges the importance of exclusivity. Creators can choose to share their posts exclusively with their premium subscribers. In doing so, the content remains a special offering solely for dedicated fans, creating an intimate and personalized experience within the LimeWire community. This flexibility in sharing options emphasizes LimeWire's commitment to empowering creators with choices in how they connect with their audience and distribute their digital creations.


After creating your content, you can choose to publish the content. It will automatically mint your creation as an NFT on the Polygon or Algorand blockchain. You can also choose whether to make it public or subscriber-only.


If you make it public, anyone can discover your content and even trade the NFTs. If you choose to share the post only with your premium subscribers, it will be exclusive only to your fans.


Earn Revenue From Your Content

Additionally, you can earn ad revenue from your content creations as well.

When you publish content on LimeWire, you will receive 70% of all ad revenue from other users who view your images, music, and videos on the platform.


This revenue model will be much more beneficial to designers. You can experiment with the AI image and content generation tools and share your creations while earning a small income on the side.


LMWR Tokens

The revenue you earn from your creations will come in the form of LMWR tokens, LimeWire’s own cryptocurrency.

Your earnings will be paid every month in LMWR, which you can then trade on many popular crypto exchange platforms like Kraken, ByBit, and UniSwap.

You can also use your LMWR tokens to pay for prompts when using LimeWire generative AI tools.

Pricing Plans

You can sign up to LimeWire to use its AI tools for free. You will receive 10 credits to use and generate up to 20 AI images per day. You will also receive 50% of the ad revenue share. However, you will get more benefits with premium plans.

  • Basic plan: 

For $9.99 per month, you will get 1,000 credits per month, up to 2 ,000 image generations, early access to new AI models, and 50% ad revenue share

  • Advanced plan: 

For $29 per month, you will get 3750 credits per month, up to 7500 image generations, early access to new AI models, and 60% ad revenue share

  • Pro plan: 

For $49 per month, you will get 5,000 credits per month, up to 10,000 image generations, early access to new AI models, and 70% ad revenue share

  • Pro Plus plan: 

For $99 per month, you will get 11,250 credits per month, up to 2 2,500 image generations, early access to new AI models, and 70% ad revenue share

With all premium plans, you will receive a Pro profile badge, full creation history, faster image generation, and no ads.

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Conclusion

In conclusion, LimeWire emerges as a democratizing force in the creative landscape, providing an inclusive platform where anyone can unleash their artistic potential and effortlessly share their work. With the integration of AI, LimeWire eliminates traditional barriers, empowering designers, musicians, and artists to publish their creations and earn revenue with just a few clicks.


The ongoing commitment of LimeWire to innovation is evident in its plans to enhance generative AI tools with new features and models. The upcoming expansion to include music and video generation tools holds the promise of unlocking even more possibilities for creators. It sparks anticipation about the diverse and innovative ways in which artists will leverage these tools to produce and publish their own unique creations.


For those eager to explore, LimeWire's AI tools are readily accessible for free, providing an opportunity to experiment and delve into the world of generative art. As LimeWire continues to evolve, creators are encouraged to stay tuned for the launch of its forthcoming AI music and video generation tools, promising a future brimming with creative potential and endless artistic exploration


Match ID: 158 Score: 4.29 source: techncruncher.blogspot.com age: 195 days
qualifiers: 4.29 democrat

Who can I vote for in the general election?
Mon, 10 Jun 2024 14:53:49 GMT
Find out which constituency you are in, who you can vote for and where you can vote using our postcode search.
Match ID: 159 Score: 3.57 source: www.bbc.com age: 14 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election

When will Americans see those interest-rate cuts?
Wed, 10 Apr 2024 20:08:53 +0000
Following a nasty surprise, some now think they may come only after the presidential election
Match ID: 160 Score: 3.57 source: www.economist.com age: 75 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election

Canva Review 2022: Details, Pricing & Features
Sun, 20 Feb 2022 12:02:00 +0000


Are you looking for a new graphic design tool? Would you like to read a detailed review of Canva? As it's one of the tools I love using. I am also writing my first ebook using canva and publish it soon on my site you can download it is free.  Let's start the review.

Canva has a web version and also a mobile app

What is Canva?

Canva is a free graphic design web application that allows you to create invitations, business cards, flyers, lesson plans, banners, and more using professionally designed templates. You can upload your own photos from your computer or from Google Drive, and add them to Canva's templates using a simple drag-and-drop interface. It's like having a basic version of Photoshop that doesn't require Graphic designing knowledge to use. It’s best for nongraphic designers.

Who is Canva best suited for?

Canva is a great tool for small business owners, online entrepreneurs, and marketers who don’t have the time and want to edit quickly.

To create sophisticated graphics, a tool such as Photoshop can is ideal. To use it, you’ll need to learn its hundreds of features, get familiar with the software, and it’s best to have a good background in design, too.

Also running the latest version of Photoshop you need a high-end computer.

So here  Canva takes place, with Canva you can do all that with drag-and-drop feature. It’s also easier to use and free. Also an even-more-affordable paid version is available for $12.95 per month.

Free vs Pro vs Enterprise Pricing plan

The product is available in three plans: Free, Pro ($12.99/month per user or  $119.99/year for up to 5 people), and Enterprise ($30 per user per month, minimum 25 people).

Free plan Features

  • 250,000+ free templates
  • 100+ design types (social media posts, presentations, letters, and more)
  • Hundreds of thousands of free photos and graphics
  • Invite members to your team
  • Collaborate and comment in real-time
  • 5GB of cloud storage
  • Try Canva Pro for free for 30 days

Pro Plan Features 

  • Everything Free, has plus:
  • 100+ million premium and  stock photos, videos, audio, and graphics
  • 610,000+ premium and free templates with new designs daily
  • Access to Background Remover and Magic Resize
  •  Create a library of your brand or campaign's colors, logos, and fonts with up to 100 Brand Kits
  • Remove image backgrounds instantly with background remover
  • Resize designs infinitely with Magic Resize
  • Save designs as templates for your team to use
  • 100GB of cloud storage
  • Schedule social media content to 8 platforms

Enterprise Plan Features

  • Everything Pro has plus:
  • Establish your brand's visual identity with logos, colors and fonts across multiple Brand Kits
  • Control your team's access to apps, graphics, logos, colors and fonts with brand controls
  • Built-in workflows to get approval on your designs
  • Set which elements your team can edit and stay on brand with template locking
  • Unlimited Storage
  • Log in with single-sign on (SSO) and have access to 24/7 Enterprise-level support.

How to Use Canva?

To get started on Canva, you will need to create an account by providing your email address, Google, Facebook or Apple credentials. You will then choose your account type between student, teacher, small business, large company, non-profit, or personal. Based on your choice of account type, templates will be recommended to you.

You can sign up for a free trial of Canva Pro, or you can start with the free version to get a sense of whether it’s the right graphic design tool for your needs.

Canva Sign Up

Designing with Canva

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When you sign up for an account, Canva will suggest different post types to choose from. Based on the type of account you set up  you'll be able to see templates categorized by the following categories: social media posts, documents, presentations, marketing, events, ads, launch your business, build your online brand, etc.

 Start by choosing a template for your post or searching for something more specific. Search by social network name to see a list of post types on each network.

Templates

canva templates


Next, you can choose a template. Choose from hundreds of templates that are ready to go, with customizable photos, text, and other elements.

You can start your design by choosing from a variety of ready-made templates, searching for a template matching your needs, or working with a blank template.


 Canva has a lot to choose from, so start with a specific search.if you want to create business card just search for it and you will see alot of templates to choose from

Elements

Inside the Canva designer, the Elements tab gives you access to lines and shapes, graphics, photos, videos, audio, charts, photo frames, and photo grids.The search box on the Elements tab lets you search everything on Canva.

canva elements

To begin with, Canva has a large library of elements to choose from. To find them, be specific in your search query. You may also want to search in the following tabs to see various elements separately:

Photos

The Photos tab lets you search for and choose from millions of professional stock photos for your templates.

You can replace the photos in our templates to create a new look. This can also make the template more suited to your industry.

You can find photos on other stock photography sites like pexel, pixabay and many more or simply upload your own photos.

canva photos

When you choose an image, Canva’s photo editing features let you adjust the photo’s settings (brightness, contrast, saturation, etc.), crop, or animate it.

 When you subscribe to Canva Pro, you get access to a number of premium features, including the Background Remover. This feature allows you to remove the background from any stock photo in  library or any image you upload.

Text

The Text tab lets you add headings, normal text, and graphical text to your design.

When you click on  text, you'll see options to adjust the font, font size, color, format, spacing, and text effects (like shadows). 

Canva Pro subscribers can choose from a large library of fonts on the Brand Kit or the Styles tab. Enterprise-level controls ensure that visual content remains on-brand, no matter how many people are working on it.

Audio

Create an animated image or video by adding audio to capture user’s attention in social news feeds.

If you want to use audio from another stock site or your own audio tracks, you can upload them in the Uploads tab or from the more option.

Video

Want to create your own videos? Choose from thousands of stock video clips. You’ll find videos that range upto 2 minutes

You can upload your own videos as well as videos from other stock sites in the Uploads tab. 

Once you have chosen a video, you can use the editing features in Canva to trim the video, flip it, and adjust its transparency.

Backgrounds

On the Background tab, you’ll find free stock photos to serve as backgrounds on your designs. Change out the background on a template to give it a more personal touch.

Styles


The Styles tab lets you quickly change the look and feel of your template with just a click. And if you have a Canva Pro subscription, you can upload your brand’s custom colors and fonts to ensure designs stay on brand.

Logos

If you have a Canva Pro subscription, you’ll have a Logos tab. Here, you can upload variations of your brand logo to use throughout your designs.

With Canva, you can also create your own logos. Note that you cannot trademark a logo with stock content in it.

Publishing with Canva

With Canva, free users can download and share designs to multiple platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Slack and Tumblr.

Canva Pro subscribers can create multiple post formats from one design. For example, you can start by designing an Instagram post, and Canva's Magic Resizer can resize it for other networks, Stories, Reels, and other formats.

Canva Pro subscribers can also use Canva’s Content Planner to post content on eight different accounts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Slack, and Tumblr.

Canva Team

Canva Pro allows you to work with your team on visual content. Designs can be created inside Canva, and then sent to your team members for approval. Everyone can make comments, edits, revisions, and keep track via the version history.

Canva Print

When it comes to printing your designs, Canva has you covered. With an extensive selection of printing options, they can turn your designs into anything from banners and wall art to mugs and t-shirts. 

Canva Print is perfect for any business seeking to make a lasting impression. Create inspiring designs people will want to wear, keep, and share. Hand out custom business cards that leave a lasting impression on customers' minds.

Canva Apps

The Canva app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. The Canva app has earned a 4.9 out of five star rating from over 946.3K Apple users and a 4.5 out of five star rating from over 6,996,708 Google users.

In addition to mobile apps, you can use Canva’s integration with other Internet services to add images and text from sources like Google Maps, Emojis, photos from Google Drive and Dropbox, YouTube videos, Flickr photos, Bitmojis, and other popular visual content elements.

Canva Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • A user-friendly interface
  • Canva is a great tool for people who want to create professional graphics but don’t have graphic design skills.
  • Hundreds of templates, so you'll never have to start from scratch.
  • Wide variety of templates to fit multiple uses
  • Branding kits to keep your team consistent with the brand colors and fonts
  • Creating visual content on the go
  • You can find royalty free images, audio, and video without having to subscribe to another service.

Cons:

  • Some professional templates are available for Pro user only
  • Advanced photo editing features like blurring or erasing a specific area are missing.
  • Some elements that fall outside of a design are tricky to retrieve.
  • Features (like Canva presentations) could use some improvement.
  • If you are a regular user of Adobe products, you might find Canva's features limited.
  • Prefers to work with vectors. Especially logos.
  • Expensive enterprise pricing

Conclusion

In general, Canva is an excellent tool for those who need simple images for projects. If you are a graphic designer with experience, you will find Canva’s platform lacking in customization and advanced features – particularly vectors. But if you have little design experience, you will find Canva easier to use than advanced graphic design tools like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator for most projects. If you have any queries let me know in the comments section.






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qualifiers: 3.57 election

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Match ID: 162 Score: 3.57 source: www.theguardian.com age: 2853 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election

World Bank Financing Arm Rejects Calls to Directly Compensate Victims of Harm at Kenya Schools
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 17:54:27 +0000

For the second time, the IFC is bucking recommendations to offer money as reparations to people hurt at a chain of schools it invested in, Bridge International Academies.

The post World Bank Financing Arm Rejects Calls to Directly Compensate Victims of Harm at Kenya Schools appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 163 Score: 2.14 source: theintercept.com age: 12 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

Apple Is Coming for Your Password Manager
Sat, 08 Jun 2024 10:30:00 +0000
Plus: A media executive is charged in an alleged money-laundering scheme, a ransomware attack disrupts care at London hospitals, and Google’s former CEO has a secretive drone project up his sleeve.
Match ID: 164 Score: 2.14 source: www.wired.com age: 17 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

Medical Aid Worker Describes the Bloody Aftermath of Israel’s Hostage Rescue
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 19:00:00 +0000

“They attacked in the middle of the day. People were going to the market. They gave no warning.”

The post Medical Aid Worker Describes the Bloody Aftermath of Israel’s Hostage Rescue appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 165 Score: 1.43 source: theintercept.com age: 11 days
qualifiers: 1.43 congress

Exclusive: The Guardian interviews President Zelenskiy
Wed, 05 Jun 2024 09:48:04 GMT

In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, revealed the tactics and traits that help him face the daily frustrations of leading a country at war for more than two years.

Within a ceremonial room inside Kyiv’s presidential compound, Zelenskiy spoke for nearly an hour with a Guardian team, including the editor-in-chief, Katharine Viner. The interview took place during perhaps the toughest time for Ukraine since the early days of the war. Russia is on the offensive in Kharkiv, an advance that follows months of delay in the US Congress over the passing of a major support package, limiting Ukraine’s battlefield capabilities

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