Day: December 13, 2019


Man pleads guilty at Special Criminal Court to helping facilitate murder

A 25-year-old man has pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court to helping facilitate the murder of David Douglas. Mr Douglas (55) was shot six times as he took a meal break at the counter in his partner’s shop, Shoestown, on Bridgefoot Street, Dublin 8 on July 1st, 2016. Last year, Gareth Brophy was charged […]

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Lib Dem news: Ousted leader Jo Swinson humiliated after posting final Twitter message | UK | News

She was criticised after promising her legion of followers that “there will be a way out of this nationalist surge”. Ms Swinson starkly admitted, however, it was a “huge job”. The ex-Lib Dem boss was ousted in the recent general election, losing her seat in Scotland to the Scottish National Party. Her last message read: […]

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Democrats pick over Labour loss in UK as Biden warns of moving ‘so far’ left

Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA Labour’s crushing defeat in the British general election ignited instant debate among Democrats in the US, with 2020 election frontrunner Joe Biden framing it as a warning to the party against moving too far left. Related: Centrists say this is proof Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren can’t win. They are wrong | […]

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Jeremy Corbyn’s Defeat Does Not Mean The Democrats Should Shift To The Center

Photo by Tolga Akmen – WPA Pool / Getty Images LONDON — The votes were still being counted at polling stations across the UK when Joe Biden warned Democrats about the implications of Boris Johnson’s unexpectedly emphatic election victory. It wasn’t so much about the UK prime minister winning an election that makes Brexit all […]

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Florida man sentenced to 20 years after bringing condoms, pink dress to child-sex sting

A Florida man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Thursday for attempting to entice a child for sex, according to the Department of Justice. Frederick M Pohl, Jr., 41, from Clermont, was arrested after he arrived at an Orlando hotel with condoms and a pink dress, following ongoing conversations with an undercover federal agent […]

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a look back on this Christmas election campaign – Channel 4 News

So this was the most unusual election campaign most of us can remember – for a start, it’s the middle of winter. Opinions have rarely been so divided – the issues at stake, from Britain’s future in Europe to the future of the United Kingdom itself – rarely so stark. And after an unprecedented campaign […]

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Using Technology in Small Group Teaching

Throughout my six years of small group teaching experience I have regularly used power point and you-tube as visual aids and the basis of learning activities. However, last semester, following the lead of colleagues working on active learning in the Dept. of Politics at the University of Sheffield, I adopted Turning Point and Padlet in […]

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NJ is ‘ground zero’ for sea level rise, Rutgers report sounds alarm

NEPTUNE, N.J. — Human-made gas emissions are speeding up sea level rise around New Jersey and, in tandem with coastal storms, will cause more frequent flooding for decades to come, according to a new report by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Rutgers University. “Climate change is the single-biggest environmental challenge that we face, not only in New […]

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Lockheed Martin’s experts details laser weapon program – Defence Blog

Lockheed Martin’s experts have revealed details of directed energy and laser weapon system programs. Directed energy and laser weapon systems are a proven solution that effectively addresses tech-driven threats with more accurate, flexible and affordable performance than offered by traditional ballistics. “They’re designed to be precise, to yield minimal collateral damage and, in essence, offer […]

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Volkswagen set to propose plea deal on environment charges in Ontario court

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 13, 2019 9:46 am Updated December 13, 2019 9:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Lawyers for German auto giant Volkswagen are set to propose a plea deal in an Ontario court today on allegations […]

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