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Nick Vallelonga: Green Book writer sorry for Muslim 9/11 tweet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nick Vallelonga (right) appeared with his Green Book co-writer Brian Currie and their Golden Globes The writer of Oscar-tipped film Green Book has apologised for a 2015 tweet in which he said he saw Muslims in New Jersey celebrating the 9/11 attacks. Nick Vallelonga tweeted his support for Donald Trump, who said he had seen “thousands and thousands” cheering – a claim that’s been widely discredited. Vallelonga wrote that Mr Trump was “100% correct”, but has now said sorry “for the hurt I have…

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Why do broadcasters use College Green?

MPs say they now fear for their personal safety when they go to be interviewed by the media on a green opposite the Houses of Parliament. What is going on? For decades now, College Green has been used as a venue for broadcast interviews. For MPs, it has the advantage of being convenient – they simply have to stroll across the road from the House of Commons to be guaranteed a bigger audience for their views than they would ever get from speaking in the chamber. For broadcasters, College Green…

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Former OF Lenny Green dies at 86

Former outfielder Lenny Green died Sunday on his 86th birthday, the Detroit Tigers announced. No cause of death was revealed. Green batted .267 with 47 homers, 253 RBIs and 78 stolen bases in 1,136 games over 12 seasons. Green played for the Baltimore Orioles (1957-59, 1964), Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins (1959-64), Los Angeles Angels (1964), Boston Red Sox (1965-66) and the Tigers (1967-68). The Senators moved to Minnesota following the 1960 campaign. Green hit a career-high 14 homers for the Twins in 1962. —Field Level Media Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust…

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Microsoft gets green light from Qatar for global data center: QNA

A Microsoft sign is seen during the China International Import Expo (CIIE), at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song DUBAI (Reuters) – Qatar’s cabinet approved the establishment of a Microsoft global data center in the small Gulf country, state news agency QNA reported on Wednesday. Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform, announced plans to expand into the Middle East for the first time last year by setting up data centers in the neighboring United Arab Emirates. Reporting by Hadeel Al Sayegh; Writing by Katie…

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Italy rejigs measures to spur sale of green cars

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy will offer subsidies of up to 6,000 euros ($6,820) to buyers of new low emission vehicles while slapping taxes on the purchase of larger petrol and diesel cars, according to measures approved in parliament. FILE PHOTO: A woman drives a Renault Twizy two-seat electric car in Rome, Italy, March 5, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi/File Photo The measures, contained in Italy’s 2019 budget passed by the upper house on Sunday, made changes to rules proposed by Rome earlier this month which drew criticism from the car industry. Unions…

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Climate change: Protecting the poor from green taxes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Macron says he is ‘partly responsible’ for the ‘insufficient response’ to the yellow vest protests As President Macron caved into the yellow vest fuel tax protests, President Trump was triumphant. The French humiliation showed people rejected the sort of carbon taxes supported by the UN’s climate deal, he tweeted. Of course it’s more complicated than that, because it depends on what sort of carbon taxes and how they are imposed. Green economists say carbon taxes are a good idea – but…

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Kiss announces Tom Green and Daisy Maskell as new breakfast show hosts

Image copyright BAUER Tom Green and Daisy Maskell have been announced as the new hosts of the Kiss breakfast show. It follows the departure of Rickie, Melvin and Charlie, who announced last month they would be leaving the station to join Radio 1. Tom, 24, is the current host of the 7-11pm evening show on Kiss, while 4Music presenter Daisy, 21, is a newcomer to the station. The pair will host their first show on Wednesday 2 January. Tyler West will take over the evening show – which the station…

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Lord Monson’s son Rupert Green failed by NHS

Image caption Lord Monson believes his son’s mental health problems were related to his use of strong cannabis A peer’s son who took his own life was let down by an NHS trust, a coroner has ruled. Rupert Green, a user of strong cannabis and son of hereditary peer Lord Monson, killed himself in January 2017 after displaying symptoms of psychosis. Sitting in Woking, Surrey, assistant coroner Anna Crawford said there had been a failure on the part of Surrey and Borders NHS Trust. The trust said it was “deeply…

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Spice Girls’ Mel B on ‘abusive’ relationships and her green tank top

Mel B has spoken about the difficulties faced by women in “abusive, coercive” relationships and urged others to speak out. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, she said writing about her experiences in her new book Brutally Honest had been “therapeutic”. She also revealed her favourite Spice Girls song, and the story behind her favourite green tank top. Her ex-partner denies the allegations she has made against him. Source link

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Google invests $700 million in Danish data center, secures green energy

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Google will invest almost $700 million in a Danish data center powered by the abundant green energy that underpins power- FILE PHOTO: The brand logo of Alphabet Inc’s Google is seen outside its office in Beijing, China August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter intensive companies’ interest in the Nordic region. Google also said it would sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the new Danish data center to ensure it is powered by renewable energy. The Nordic countries, which can generate electricity relatively cheaply from renewable sources such…

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