Day: January 3, 2018

Carl Sargeant’s son selected as Labour candidate in late father’s constituency – Belfast Telegraph

Carl Sargeant, 49, was found dead at his home on November 7, four days after being removed from his role as cabinet secretary for communities and children while facing allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

“If elected, I promise to champion North Wales’ interests on all these issues.

Jack Sargeant, 23, said that he would fight to represent local people in Alyn and Deeside “in the proud tradition of my father”.

“Whilst friends from the wider Labour family across Britain will be welcome to visit and campaign alongside us to secure victory, I want to emphasise this will be a locally-run campaign.

He added: “I will be standing on a platform of being a powerful voice for local people in the proud tradition of my father. I will also be seeking justice for him – getting to the truth about the chain of events that led to his premature death.

The son of the late Welsh Assembly member Carl Sargeant has been chosen as Labour’s candidate to fight for the seat left vacant by his father’s death.

Manchester City tops football financial firepower list – BBC News

Soccerex said this methodology explained why Arsenal was ranked above Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), which paid a record €222m (£200m) to sign Brazilian superstar Neymar last summer.

The list is based on five factors including potential owner investment.

9. Chelsea

The study said this meant that Arsenal had the potential to “invest significantly” should it change its strategy.

“We wanted to create a broader evaluation of football finances, one that reflected the modern reality of football,” he added.

Premier League leaders Manchester City have more financial firepower than any other club in world football, according to a new ranking.

Event organiser Soccerex, which compiled the list, says the club has the biggest economic growth potential.

The study said that Real Madrid and Barcelona’s rankings were hit by their membership owner structures and the lack of potential owner investment.

Central Florida is college football’s true national champion, according to Central Florida – Los Angeles Times

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Central Florida is college football's true national champion, according to Central Florida
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… of Central Florida thinks. The Knights may have entered bowl season ranked No. 12 in the nation by the CFP committee and played only two Power 5 teams all year, but they were the only undefeated team in the Football Bowl Subdivision. And UCF's 13-0
UCF national champs? Florida lawmakers could declare it so
Central Florida completes perfect season with defeat of Auburn in Peach Bowl

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California Driver’s License: A new look and procedure – SFGate

Starting January 22, all driver’s licenses in California will sport a new look.

Of course, all readers of this column should opt for a REAL ID compliant license (or ID card) if they plan on using it to get through airport security. This will involve a trip to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and there’s more on that below.

Below is an image of the current, but soon to be dated California license.

According to a DMV spokesperson, when renewing your current license or applying for a new REAL ID compliant one in coming years, you will need to:

>A name change document, such as a marriage certificate or divorce decree, may be needed.

IMPORTANT: Your current California driver’s license can be used at airport security through October 1, 2020. After that, it will have to be REAL ID compliant.

Activists launch site to track lawmakers’ positions on net neutrality – The Hill

A pro-net neutrality group is launching a new campaign to pressure members of Congress into saving the Federal Communications Commission rules from repeal.

Fight for the Future plans to keep a scorecard documenting where lawmakers land on the issue. Its new site helps supporters target those who are against the bill or on the fence with calls and tweets.

Democrats in the House and Senate have promised bills to block the FCC’s move using the Congressional Review Act, which gives Congress the ability to kill recently passed regulations with a simple majority in both chambers and the president’s signature. Those bills have been backed by Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerAmerica isn’t ready to let Sessions off his leash Schumer celebrates New York Giants firing head coach: ‘About time’ GOP should reject the left’s pessimism and the deficit trigger MORE (D-N.Y.), who has vowed to force a vote on his chamber’s legislation.

“It’s 2018. If they don’t vote for net neutrality this spring, we can vote them out in November,” reads a banner on

Can France’s Emmanuel Macron save Europe in 2018? – CNN


Can France's Emmanuel Macron save Europe in 2018?
Paris (CNN) Emmanuel Macron has earned the reputation of a man who dreams impossible dreams and then turns them into reality. His improbable rise to the French presidency, the near-historic parliamentary majority achieved just a month later by his

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A Virus Could Treat Brain Tumours By Boosting The Immune System – HuffPost UK

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A Virus Could Treat Brain Tumours By Boosting The Immune System
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Scientists have found that a naturally occurring virus could be used to treat people with aggressive brain tumours by drastically boosting the immune system. The study, which has been published in Science Translational Medicine, found that reovirus was
Virus could treat brain tumours by boosting immune systemThe Institute of Cancer Research
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abruptly cuts off due to fire alarm on live TV – Metro

An spokesperson said: ‘We apologise for the interruption during the live broadcast of News at Ten this evening due to a fire alarm in the building.

Someone tweeted him asking ‘Can you ever remember this happening before on a news broadcast?’, to which the broadcasting veteran replied: ‘No.’

— Shanika W-M (@Shanika_WM) January 3, 2018

— Andrew Porter (@mrp_bfc) January 3, 2018

Watching at 10 about N Korea and irresponsible Trump’s nuclear weapons boasting, and then the whole network goes off due to a “fire alarm”… talk about bad timing.

#ITVNews fire alarm goes off during coverage of Trump’s big button. Comedy gold.

URBANEER and Wireless Power Consortium to Showcase the Future Kitchen at CES – GlobeNewswire (press release)

URBANEER and Wireless Power Consortium to Showcase the Future Kitchen at CES
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WPC's members include leading brands such as Apple, ASUS, Belkin, Bosch, Canon, ConvenientPower, Dell, Delphi, Google, Haier, HTC, IKEA, LG, Motorola, mophie, NXP, Panasonic, Royal Philips, Samsung, Sony, TDK, Texas Instruments, Verizon Wireless and

Two boys carjacked an 80-year-old Baltimore City Councilwoman. Now she’s their advocate. – Baltimore Sun

One day while on a catering job, Suazo noticed some of the boys’ old friends hanging out on a corner.

Robert Stewart, “Chef Stew” of the Transition Kitchen, provides culinary training and creates catering jobs.

“She’s tiny but shes powerful,” she said. “She has so much energy. Now the boys have a huge advocate in their corner with Rikki. She wants to see them succeed as much as we all do.”

A week later, Spector presented another award to the younger boy, who hugged her, called her “ma’am” and said, “I messed up.”

“After this incident happened, and they put me on house arrest,” he said, “I just started busting my school work out. My grades started going up and up and up. I don’t hang around the people I was doing that dumb stuff with. I hang around with whole new people who don’t even live on this side of town. So my life, it just turned around.”