“I believe that an important part of leadership is putting the interests of the organization first,” he said. “The BBC has an 11-year charter — our mission is secure until 2027. But we also have a mid-term review process for the spring of 2022. As I said last week, we have to develop our ideas for both. And it must be right that the BBC has one person to lead it through both stages.” … [Read more...] about BBC Director General Tony Hall To Step Down This Summer
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As for the lords, permanent residence in York would sort the wheat from the piffle and wind. If it is to be more than a distinguished old persons’ club, it will have to play a role that challenges the Commons. It must be a true champion of the provinces. It could argue for the rerouting of the benighted HS2 up the east coast. It could demand such vanity projects be concentrated in the north. … [Read more...] about Shipping the House of Lords north is a great idea. Let’s send the MPs as well
But before you check out for summer vacation, our Top 10 Plays of the Year are must-see. The best of 2018-19 includes track and field history, an incredible state championship football finish in Texas and a monster dunk that helped deliver a national title in basketball. … [Read more...] about Top 10 high school sports plays of the year
After a high-school friend gave her a novel by the black feminist writer Octavia E. Butler, Abrams developed a passion for science fiction. She’s a Trekkie who will authoritatively rank series — “The Next Generation and Voyager are about even; I think Voyager is mildly superior, although Picard is the quintessential captain. Then I would do Discovery, Deep Space Nine, and Enterprise. I don’t understand why Enterprise was a show.” These days, she’s into Doctor Who, having grown up on the Tom Baker version. “Right before this campaign started, I was sick and ended up watching the Doctor,” she says. “Then, over New Year’s, there was a marathon. Now I’m watching all the new ones. I’ve seen seasons three, four, five, six, and I’m in the second half of seven.” Abrams watched three episodes of Doctor Who to chill out the afternoon before she gave her State of the Union response. … [Read more...] about Stacey Abrams for ….
Increased exposure to sunlight can help improve symptoms as well. Those prone to symptoms may want to spend more time outside or arrange a sitting area in your house that is exposed to a window during the day. Antidepressants and talk therapy are effective in treating SAD as well. … [Read more...] about Today’s ‘Blue Monday’ depression peak isn’t real, but seasonal blues are. Here’s what to do about them
Elaborating about her cousin’s bizarre wedding plans, the Reddit user wrote: “She said they can Venmo her money so there won’t be no [sic] problems and everyone who paid will be added onto the ‘exclusive guest list’, which basically means you won’t have to wait in line while other guests pay.” … [Read more...] about “Bridezilla”: Woman charged wedding guests $50 as entry fee
V P Singh had resigned from Rajiv Gandhi's Cabinet and the Lok Sabha, accusing him of accepting kickbacks in the Bofors deal and was seeking re-election from Allahabad, vacated by Amitabh Bachchan, in the wake of the same scandal. … [Read more...] about Why this man worries Modi and Shah
But they are finding the Portuguese outfit - who are said to be closing in on a deal for Fernandes' replacement - will not be forced to sell on the cheap. … [Read more...] about Bruno Fernandes ‘desperate’ for Man Utd transfer but still included in Sporting squad for League Cup semi-final
Eco-Age founder Livia Firth and entrepreneur Miroslava Duma were on hand this week in London to celebrate Bottletop – a fashion brand that has built a business out of making luxury handbags from waste drinks cans – now opening its first flagship store on London’s Regent Street. Bottletop is unusual, not because it makes bags out of other people’s rubbish, or because the geek-meets-chic store will have the first zero-waste interior to be 3D printed from recycled plastic complete with a resident robot making customised bag charms and key rings while you wait – although that does clock up several USPs. No, Bottletop is unusual in that it does not put its profit margins first. … [Read more...] about Feeling green: the brands bringing social consciousness into fashion
When they are feeling more confident about the threat, staff from rival campaigns point out that, while he’s already hit 5 percent in multiple national polls, Bloomberg will need to hit at least 15 percent in the districts he’s targeting in order to win delegates in states like Texas and Virginia. But those close to Bloomberg are sure he’ll be ready to spend over $1 billion overall, and he’s made no secret in the past of his disdain for Sanders’s and Warren’s politics. He entered the race because he came to believe Biden, his onetime favored candidate, was a weak option, and, according to some close to the mayor, he may still reconsider his plans if Biden emerges from the four early states in control. If not, the big, perhaps paranoid, worry among the other candidates is not that Bloomberg would comfortably win the nomination but that his presence could ultimately force a mathematically unlikely contested convention — or at least that he could … [Read more...] about One of These People Could Beat Trump, Right?