2019-09-30

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California Governor Will Sign Plan to Let N.C.A.A. Athletes Be Paid – (The New York Times)
Gov. Gavin Newsom said he backed a bill to allow college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsements. The measure, the first of its kind, threatens the business model of college sports.

Wall Street opens higher on Apple boost – (Reuters)
Wall Street’s main indexes opened higher on Monday, lifted by Apple Inc, as investors shrugged off last week’s reports that Washington was considering delisting Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges.

France bids farewell to ex-president Chirac – (Reuters)
World leaders, past and present, stood in silence in Paris on Monday at a funeral service for Jacques Chirac, the French leader remembered at home for his folksy charisma and abroad for opposing the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

GM and UAW union to continue talks on new labor deal – (Reuters)
General Motors Co and United Auto Workers (UAW) said they will continue talks on a new labor deal on Monday, as a strike by the union’s members enters its third week.

Kremlin says disclosure of Trump-Putin phone calls would need Russian consent – (Reuters)
The Kremlin said on Monday that Washington would need Russian consent to publish transcripts of phone calls between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

British PM Johnson denies groping allegations as party conference opens – (Reuters)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied on Monday that he had inappropriately touched a female journalist 20 years ago, and said the public were more interested in hearing about his plans for public services.

UK’s Johnson denies wrongdoing as allegations mount – (Associated Press)
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced political opposition and personal allegations Monday as he tried to fulfil his pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union…

Special Report: China quietly doubles troop levels in Hong Kong, envoys say – (Reuters)
Last month, Beijing moved thousands of troops across the border into this restive city. They came in on trucks and armored cars, by bus and by ship.

UK will leave the EU on October 31: finance minister Javid says – (Reuters)
The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on Oct. 31, hopefully with a deal, finance minister Sajid Javid said on Monday.

UK PM’s adviser Cummings: Brexit will happen on Oct. 31 – (Reuters)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, said on Monday that Brexit would definitely take place on Oct. 31.

Trump suggests intel chairman should be arrested for ‘treason’ – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday escalated his attacks against the lawmaker leading the impeachment inquiry against him, suggesting that Representative Adam Schiff be arrested for “treason.”

AP-NORC poll: Most disapprove of Trump on race relations – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Large majorities of black and Latino Americans think Donald Trump’s actions as president have made things worse for people like them, and about two-thirds of Americans overall…

Yemeni rebels release hundreds of detainees – (BBC News)
Among the 290 people released are the survivors of a Saudi-led air strike on a Houthi prison.

Saudi crown prince takes responsibility for journalist death – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in a television interview that he takes “full responsibility” for the grisly killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but he denied…

Scotland 34-0 Samoa: Greg Townsend’s side eased to win to revive hopes – (BBC News)
Scotland ease to a bonus-point victory over Samoa to revive their hopes of progressing from World Cup Pool A.

President’s windmill hatred is a worry for booming industry – (Associated Press)
BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. (AP) — The winds are blowing fair for America’s wind power industry, making it one of the fastest-growing U.S. energy sources.Land-based turbines are rising by the…

Seven Sri Lanka elephants dead from ‘poisoning’ – (BBC News)
A pregnant female was among animals found dead last week – all believed to be from the same herd.

Erdogan: Khashoggi murder serious threat to world order – (Al Jazeera English)
President Erdogan said Turkey continued to see Saudi Arabia as an ally but Ankara would not remain silent.

10 Things to Know for Today – (Associated Press)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. TRUMP ALLIES STRUGGLE OVER HOW TO MANAGE IMPEACHMENT THREATRepublicans’…

GOP split over impeachment pushback as Democrats plow ahead – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president’s lawyer insists the real story is a debunked conspiracy theory. A senior White House adviser blames the “deep state.” And a Republican congressman is pointing at…

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From various sources

Kremlin: Trump-Putin phone calls can only be disclosed with consent – (The Jerusalem Post)
“Of course their publication is to some extent only possible by mutual agreement of the parties. This is a certain diplomatic practice,” Peskov said.

China quietly doubles troop levels in Hong Kong, envoys say – (The Jerusalem Post)
As a result, the envoys believe, China has now assembled its largest-ever active force of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops and other anti-riot personnel and equipment in Hong Kong.

Ohio man who threatened Youngstown, Ohio JCC online indicted – (The Jerusalem Post)
“This defendant’s video demonstrated that he had access to weapons and he posed a threat to a Jewish community center.”

Why the US and UK suck at making deals – (The Jerusalem Post)
Today it seems neither country could come to an agreement on anything and even if they did they would get the short end of the stick.

Ziggy Marley honored by BDS fighters Creative Community for Peace – (The Jerusalem Post)
“We should make an effort to educate people who are against going to Israel, we should learn how to educate Roger Waters.”

21 Parents Who Got In A Fight With Technology And Lost – (Buzzfeed)
They raised us, so being tech support is the least we could do.

Recent Match Report – Australia Women vs Sri Lanka Women 1st T20I 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Australia Women vs Sri Lanka Women 1st T20I 2019, Sri Lanka Women tour of Australia 2019/20 only on ESPNcricinfo.com

21 People Share The Funniest Things They’ve Ever Heard A Kid Say – (Buzzfeed)
“My name is Michael and at home I poop a lot.”

26 Wholesome Female Celebrities Who Are 100% Unproblematic – (Buzzfeed)
“I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch.” —Lizzo

Recent Match Report – Singapore vs Zimbabwe, Singapore Twenty20 Tri-Series, 3rd Match | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Singapore vs Zimbabwe, Singapore Twenty20 Tri-Series, 3rd Match only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump ‘Whistleblower’ Agrees to Testify Before Congress – Breitbart – (Breitbart News)
Sept. 29 (UPI) — House intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday that the whistleblower who filed a complaint about a call between President

Are These British Pub Names Real Or Did I Make Them Up? – (Buzzfeed)
British pub names are bonkers.

Recent Match Report – Australia Women vs Sri Lanka Women 2nd T20I 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Australia Women vs Sri Lanka Women 2nd T20I 2019, Sri Lanka Women tour of Australia 2019/20 only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Vape product concerns weigh on Canadian cannabis companies looking for sales boost | CBC News – (CBC News)
A U.S. recommendation that consumers avoid vaping products containing the active ingredient in marijuana ahead of their legalization in Canada next month could be a blow to Canadian cannabis companies’ hopes that the higher-margin products will help propel th…

Former Goldman Sachs Analyst: ‘Facebook Insiders Hate Their Stock’ – (Crypto Coins News)
Facebook (FB) has been in a bull market ever since it took out resistance of $40 in August 2013. The strong uptrend catapulted the equity to an all-time high of $218.62 in July 2018. That’s an impressive growth of close to 450% in five years. Since then, the …

California initiative pushes an even stronger privacy law – (Axios)
With the new state privacy law’s rules going into force next January, activists are already pushing a tougher measure.

California Governor Will Sign Plan to Let N.C.A.A. Athletes Be Paid – (The New York Times)
Gov. Gavin Newsom said he backed a bill to allow college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsements. The measure, the first of its kind, threatens the business model of college sports.

5 talking points ahead of this week’s Champions League fixtures – (FourFourTwo)

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All about Trump

Kremlin: Trump-Putin phone calls can only be disclosed with consent – (The Jerusalem Post)
“Of course their publication is to some extent only possible by mutual agreement of the parties. This is a certain diplomatic practice,” Peskov said.

Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump ‘Whistleblower’ Agrees to Testify Before Congress – Breitbart – (Breitbart News)
Sept. 29 (UPI) — House intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday that the whistleblower who filed a complaint about a call between President

Democrats are ‘panicking’ as illegal spying is set to be revealed, says Dan Bongino – (Fox News)
As Democrats ramp up their impeachment efforts against President Trump, Fox News contributor Dan Bongino said the party is starting to panic at the possibility of being linked to illegal spying, as the Inspector General prepares to release his report on the m…

‘Treason,’ ‘spying,’ ‘civil war’: Donald Trump lashes out at impeachment accusers – (USA Today)
Trump kept tweeting Monday morning, saying he is being subjected to a “witch hunt” and claiming that “the Fake Whistleblower complaint is not holding up.”

Impeachment tracker: How many House Democrats support or are open to supporting impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump? – (CBS News)
Over 90% of Democrats in the House now support impeachment proceedings or have signaled they are open to supporting impeachment proceedings against President Trump

Nancy Pelosi on Trump impeachment inquiry, Ukraine president phone call and the whistleblower in 60 minutes interview – (CBS News)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff talk with Scott Pelley about the impeachment inquiry of President Trump

Why Trump is increasingly desperate to avoid an impeachment conviction and win in 2020 – (USA Today)
Trump needs the protection that comes with staying president. But Ukraine has accomplished what Robert Mueller could not: America is paying attention.

Elizabeth Warren Has the Enthusiasm of Donald Trump in 2016, Democrat Strategist says – (Newsweek)
Democratic strategist and communications expert Michael Gordon told Newsweek there were clear reasons Warren was surging ahead.

Trump news – live: Republicans turn on president over ‘civil war’ threat as impeachment momentum gathers – (Google News (UK))
Follow the latest updates from Washington

Trump attacks whistleblower, Schiff, tweets impeachment would cause ‘Civil War-like fracture’ – (NBC News)
Trump attacked the whistleblower at the center of the Ukraine scandal and Adam Schiff after promoting comments from a pastor who told Fox News that impeachment would lead to a “Civil War-like fracture in this nation.”

Dow Hesitates as Trump Trade Hawk Slams ‘Irresponsible’ Fake News – (Crypto Coins News)
The Dow hesitated on Monday after Trump trade hawk Peter Navarro ripped into a Bloomberg report exposing White House trade war strategy.

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson have weaponised the will of the people – (Financial Times)
The ‘by any means necessary’ approach is fuelling an Anglo-American democratic crisis

Kremlin says disclosure of Trump-Putin phone calls would need Russian consent – (Reuters)
The Kremlin said on Monday that Washington would need Russian consent to publish transcripts of phone calls between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Trump escalates attacks on whistleblower | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Monday escalated his attacks on the anonymous whistleblower who filed a compla…

The latest on the Trump impeachment inquiry – CNNPolitics – (CNN)
Trump said he “deserves to meet” the anonymous whistleblower at the center of the mounting Ukraine controversy. Follow here for the latest.

Iran Won’t Cave to Trump’s Demands – (The American Conservative)
The administration’s hope is to destabilize and bring down Iran’s government, but they have simultaneously underestimated Iran’s resilience and overrated the power of sanctions to force another state into submission.

Trump Says He Deserves to Meet Whistleblower, Warns of ‘Big Consequences’ – (National Review)
Trump also said he wants House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff “questioned at the highest level for Fraud & Treason.”

Trump accuses Adam Schiff of treason, suggests arrest – (Axios)
He first accused the top House Democrat of treason on Twitter last night.

Trump suggests intel chairman should be arrested for ‘treason’ – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday escalated his attacks against the lawmaker leading the impeachment inquiry against him, suggesting that Representative Adam Schiff be arrested for “treason.”

AP-NORC poll: Most disapprove of Trump on race relations – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Large majorities of black and Latino Americans think Donald Trump’s actions as president have made things worse for people like them, and about two-thirds of Americans overall…

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