Azerbaijan's snap parliamentary election produces the normal results
President Ilham Aliyev votes in Azerbaijan's snap parliamentary elections on February 9, 2020. Screenshot from AzTV's YouTube video “Prezident İlham Əliyev səs verib“Who remembers Paul to the Octopus, who predicted the winners of several World Cup games from his tank? Paul was given two boxes with food, each decorated with the national flag of the team playing that day. Paul's prediction was based on which of these boxes he ate from first. One may ask, what on earth Paul has to do with a recent election in Azerbaijan?Judging by the peculiar results, elections in this country on the shores of t...
Ex-Ohio State Wrestler Adam DiSabato Warns Sexual Abuse Scandal Only ‘Going To Get Worse’ For Rep. Jim Jordan
Former wrestler Adam DiSabato of Ohio State University’s wrestling team warns the scandal is “going to get worse” for Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who’s denied knowing of sexual abuse by a university doctor. Many former athletes accused the late university doctor Richard Strauss of sexual abuse. Many of them reported that the incidents of sexual abuse happened while Jordan was the assistant coach from 1987 to 1995. Three athletes and a referee said they discussed the incidents with Jordan directly and that he knew the abuse was happening, but did nothing to stop it. He has denied knowing of the ...
Over 1,000 Ex-Justice Department Officials Call For Attorney General William Barr To Resign
More than a thousand former Department of Justice Officials have called for Attorney General William Barr to resign after his office lowered Roger Stone’s prison sentence. Stone is a close ally of President Donald Trump and is awaiting sentencing for witness tampering and lying to investigators among other charges. Former DOJ officials who’ve worked alongside both Democratic and Republican administrations released a letter on Sunday condemning what they view as the president’s and Attorney General’s “interference in the fair administration of justice.” “As former DOJ officials, we each proudl...
Pakistan's draconian rules on social media take activists by surprise
Image via Pxfuel. CC0On January 28, the Pakistan federal cabinet approved the “Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020,%20Rules%2c%202020.pdf)” without consulting other stakeholders or informing the public as The News International, an English-language daily, reportedon February 12, 2020. The rules and regulations have been inserted in the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016.These set of rules will regulate all social media activities online and the social media companies would be obliged to disclose any information or data to investigation agencies when requested by the au...
Taylor Swift and the cost of speaking out on politics, or staying silent, in 'Miss Americana'
Early on in “Miss Americana,” the new Taylor Swift documentary, the then-16-year-old singer takes a moment to celebrate “Tim McGraw,” the 2006 hit that made her the youngest artist ever to write a No. 1 country song that she also performed.“I give myself, like, five seconds a day to say, ‘Yes, this is happening!’” the curly-haired, whip-smart teenager exults. “The rest of the time I’m trying to figure out how to make it last.”She hasn’t done too badly: seven million-selling albums, two Grammy album of the year trophies and legions of fans who pack stadiums wherever she goes. And her latest alb...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Editorial: Amy Klobuchar will change the tone of national politics
The United States needs a president who can heal the nation’s deep political divide — who can work with, and appeal to, members of both parties and independents.Someone with a proven record of collaboration who can meaningfully address climate change, provide health care for all, achieve responsible gun control, resolve the bitterness over immigration, protect our environment, address tech privacy and anti-trust issues and regain international respect for our country. And someone who can change the tone and tenor of our national politics.The Democratic candidate who can best do that is Amy Klo...
The Mercury News
Politics Stretched Too Far
Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and ex-President John MahamaOrganisers ofprogrammes where the President or the Vice-President and former Presidents fromthe other side of the aisle are invited should ensure that conventions areadhered to.The multifaceted confusionwhich ensued on Saturday when the former President’s minders refused to havetheir boss and the Vice-President share the same dais and seat during Prophet Mohammed’s birthdaycelebration in Kumasi was unnecessary. Stretching politics beyond its seam aswas exhibited was political extremism, the trademark of the opposition NationalDemo...
Daily Guide Network
Japan's UT Group to acquire Vietnamese staffing provider
HANOI, NNA - Japanese staffing agency UT Group Co. will buy a 51 percent stake in a new Vietnamese staffing provider to capitalize on the growing demand for workers in Vietnam, amid increasing production shifts from China.Green Speed Joint Stock Co., planned to be established by March in the southern province of Binh Duong, north of the financial capital of Ho Chi Minh City, will be the Tokyo-based firm's sole overseas subsidiary, a UT Group spokesman told NNA on Friday.UT Group, a firm focusing on staffing service for manufacturers, will inject 256.9 billion dong ($11 million) to 378.9 billio...
NNA Business News
Sen. Bernie Sanders Refuses To Release Medical Records After Heart Attack
With just eight Democratic candidates left in the 2020 Democratic presidential race, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) has backtracked on releasing his medical records.Sanders had dodged the issue after he promised to release them before he became the Democratic frontrunner.Sanders, a 78-year-old who suffered a heart attack while campaigning last year, refused to release many of his records, though he has provided a number of physicians’ letters of reassurance.“Where are those medical records you promised to show us,” NBC anchor Chuck Todd asked last weekend on a segment of Meet the Press.During...
Main events scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18
Main events scheduled in Japan for Tuesday, Feb. 18:-- Nissan Motor Co. to hold extraordinary shareholders' meeting from 10 a.m.-- Results of second phase of Tokyo Paralympics ticket lottery for Japan residents to be announced.